Mon.Jun 26, 2017

26 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Transformers 5: The Last Knight

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article I can hardly believe Transformers 5 released this past weekend. Transformers: The Last Knight is Michael Bay’s last outing as the director of the Transformers series. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed seeing the giant transforming robots brought to the big screen.

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The Fuzziness of a Healthy Team

Ron Edmondson

Clarity is often king in organizational dynamics. Clear communication is vital for healthy teams. A huge part of my job as a leader is to help people understand our vision and where we are going next to try to realize it (as well as I know at the time).

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What Sets Apart the Greatest Teams of All-Time?

Leading Blog

S AM WALKER revisits the popular idea of leadership. In The Captain Class , Walker describes what makes an elite captain by analyzing the leadership of sixteen of the most dominate teams in history.

Convincing Senior Management That Change Is Needed

Kevin Eikenberry

In a request for questions that I made on an episode of Remarkable TV, Frank asked me, “What are the best ways for middle managers and human resources to convince upper managers/ owners (if a smaller business) of needed change?”

5 Secrets to Building Trust in Your Team

Lead Change Blog

Are you going to force your employees to do what you tell them to do and achieve the goals you expect them to achieve? Or are you going to earn their trust and respect, so they will act towards the organization’s growth because they want to? Of course, you’ll choose the second alternative.

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It Depends…

Deming Institute

“There is not a day I don’t think about what Dr. Deming meant to us. Deming is the core of our management,” proclaimed Shoichiro Toyoda , Toyota’s president between 1982 and 1992 and chairman between 1992 and 1999, at the 1991 Deming Prize Ceremonies in Japan. One year earlier , in February 1990, Dr. W. Edwards Deming fielded questions from the evening audience at Western Connecticut State University.

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Why Apple’s New HQ Is Nothing Like the Rest of Silicon Valley

Harvard Business Review

“I think we have a shot at building the best office building in the world” were the words Steve Jobs used to describe Apple’s new headquarters in 2011. The grand vision at the heart of his last project is now being unveiled as Apple finalizes construction on Apple Park. Wired called the facility “insanely great (or just insane),” and in many ways it is exactly that.

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Great Book Titles

Execupundit

Why You Should Tell Your Team to Take a Break and Go Outside

Harvard Business Review

Wellness programs are becoming an integral priority for most human resource managers. After all, research shows that a happier workplace is more productive. To this end, workplaces are adding health-related perks from exercise rooms to yoga classes. Leaders participate in mindfulness and compassion trainings and are coached to learn emotional intelligence. However, there is one important wellness factor that many are forgetting even though it may be the most potent of all: access to green spaces.

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Hmm

Execupundit

Truth may be found in wine and first drafts

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Why Your Company Culture Should Match Your Brand

Harvard Business Review

Ask people how to develop a good corporate culture, and most of them will immediately suggest offering generous employee benefits, like they do at Starbucks, or letting people dress casually, as Southwest Airlines does. Rarely do people point to encouraging employees to disagree with their managers, as Amazon does, or firing top performers, as Jack Welch did at GE.

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Avoiding the Thucydides Trap

Execupundit

Politico : They're reading Greek history in the White House. An excerpt: It might seem curious that an ancient Greek would cast a shadow over a meeting between a group of diplomats and generals from America and Asia. Most Americans probably don’t know Thucydides from Mephistopheles.

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The Benefits of Taking a Slower Approach to Innovation

Harvard Business Review

Paul Garbett for HBR. In our experience, managers tend to focus their innovation efforts on processes that are either large in scale (new products and business models ) or swift in development (hackathons, rapid prototyping, or emerging platforms). There’s nothing wrong with this, per se, as both approaches can pay huge dividends. But there’s also another type of innovation that is more gradual and smaller in scale. We call it slow innovation.

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Quote of the Day

Execupundit

It's all in the point of view: armchair strategists can look at the last stages of a campaign and say there's nothing left but mopping up, but if you're holding the mop it's different. George MacDonald Fraser

Case Study: When You Have to Choose Between Core and New Customers

Harvard Business Review

It was the Monday morning after the Phoenix race. Erica Jackson, chief marketing officer of the Mendoza Marathon Corporation, had risen early to watch people line up to register for next year’s event and expected an enthusiastic crowd. But when she walked into the field, she saw only dour looks and slumped shoulders. Alan Kurtz, MMC’s chief operating officer, was standing off to the side, and she moved to join him, but a racer intercepted her. “Do you work for Mendoza?”

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First Paragraph

Execupundit

There once was a town high in the Alps that straddled the banks of a beautiful stream. The stream was fed by springs that were as old as earth and deep as the sea. From Soul Keeping: Caring for The Most Important Part of You by John Ortberg

5Q- an excellent fivefold ministries handbook

Deep Imprints

This weekend I spent time reviewing Alan Hirsch’s new book 5Q: Reactivating the Original Intelligence and Capacity of the Body of Christ. First, let me give you my review, and then I’ll tell you what I learned. This book is excellent. In it, Hirsch indicates he is working on his doctorate, and this is clearly […]. Other

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Leadership Caffeine™—Lessons from a Failed Expedition

Management Excellence

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. Art of Managing Leadership Leadership Caffeine Leading Change All Star Teams Failed Expeditions Purpose

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