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Jon Gordon

Scott Eblin - Next Level Leadership

  • Mindful Mondays: What I Learned About Mindful Time Management from Jim Collins
    This month for me is all about the big push to finish the manuscript for my book that’s coming out this Fall from Wiley, Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative. As the title implies, my premise is that being somewhat more mindful i…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 12:34pm -
  • Why You Need to Learn to Lead Positive
    If you are a leader struggling with keeping your team and yourself focused on the positive, you're not alone. As a matter of fact, functional MRI research shows that the neurocircuitry of the human brain is programmed so that 2/3's of initial neural…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 11:09am -
  • Mindful Mondays: How to Optimize Your Operating Rhythm
    From the department of real life experience, here's a quick post on how to optimize your operating rhythm. As I work on a new book while maintaining a pretty full plate of work with clients, I've found that tuning into my operating rhythm is vital to…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 2:58pm -

Michael Hyatt

  • new3 Reasons You Need a Facebook Marketing Plan (and How to Get One)
    People often ask me how I get so much done, and it all boils down to one word: planning. I’ve just finished a new book, The Life Plan Manifesto, (forthcoming), blogged about taking control of your time by designing your ideal week, and more recentl…
    - 22 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 6:00am -
  • newThe Calling Voice [Quote]
    The voice we should listen to most as we choose a vocation is the voice that we might think we should listen to least, and that is the voice of our own gladness. What can we do that makes us the gladdest? What can we do that leave…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:00pm -
  • new#090: How to Discern Your Calling [Podcast]
    What keeps you going when the going gets tough … when you want to quit and walk off the field? I recently had an experience that made me dig deep and reconnect with my calling. I share it in this episode. But I’m not alone. Tough times are inevit…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 6:00am -

Seth Godin

  • newAll the same
    It's forty degrees out and there's a guy standing in front of the office building, shivering, indulging in his nicotine addiction. I can't possibly empathize with what he's thinking or feeling. As I walk down the street, I pass an...       
    - 23 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 5:00am -
  • newThe bottomless pit of pleasing strangers
    You will never, ever run out of strangers. And so, the goal of perfectly pleasing an infinite number of passersby is a fool's errand. They come with their own worldview, their own issues, their own biases. Since they don't know...       
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 5:13am -
  • newThe thing that happened before this
    The most underrated scene in the Wizard of Oz is the hallway leading up to the audience with the great and powerful one. One of the reasons that Oz is seen as being particularly great and powerful is that it's...       
    - 3 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 5:00am -

Mike Henry Sr.

  • newPutting the HUMAN back in Human Resources
    This is the third post in our series:  What does HR Really Stand For:  Human Resources or Human Remains? As I thought through this series, I reached out Kevin Kennemer because I knew that he had both the passion and the data to make the case that…
    - 13 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 3:06pm -
  • newThe fallacy and hubris of “market attractiveness”
    How many times have you heard or even said, “Is that market attractive to us”? We look at the markets we’re in, the markets our competitors are in, maybe even some that are new and wonder if they are/could be good for our business. We may even…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:42pm -
  • newCalling All Leaders!
    I Don’t Care I’m sure it’s happened to you. It happens to all of us…you hear the words coming out of your mouth and before you finish the sentence, you realize you’re saying something an adult told you when you were a child. Something you h…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:08am -

Dan Pink

  • Interview with Steven D. Lockshin, author of Get Wise to Your Advisor
    All of us could use some advice on how to manage our finances. But Steven D. Lockshin says we ought to heed a billboard-sized warning: Be careful out there. “[T]he financial advice industry,” he says in his important new book Get Wise to Your Adv…
    - , 22 Oct 13, 2:49pm -
  • How to get ahead: 5 questions for Joel Garfinkle
    Not everyone craves the proverbial key to the executive washroom, but nearly everyone wants to have influence in their workplace, have others think well of them, and attain success in a way that’s meaningful to their lives. Joel Garfinkle has coac…
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  • How to Pitch Better: The Rhyming Pitch
    Here’s the latest in our series of short videos based on Chapter 7 of To Sell is Human. The message of this one: Perhaps it’s time for you to rhyme.
    - , 24 Jun 13, 10:18am -

Chris Brogan

  • new7 Ways to Bore the Hell Out of People
    I was looking at the news flow stream thing on LinkedIn just now. Don’t ask. But you know, I thought I’d see if anything was worth my time. I found that pretty much every post fell into two categories: “go to my thing” or “read my bland an…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 7:38pm -
  • The Single Most Effective Change I Made to My Digital Presence
    People ask me quite often whether the world of social media has changed much. The answer is yes. It’s changed a lot. There are lots of details to think about. I’ll give you those. But I also wanted to share the single most effective change I mad…
    - 8 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 4:57pm -
  • On the Occasion of my 44th Birthday
    Today, I turn 44 years old. First, I don’t feel especially old. In fact, I’m in the best health and shape of my life (thank you, fitness journey). Do I feel more wise? I wouldn’t go that far, or at least not in the way that you’d think it wo…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 4:30am -

Jeremie Kubicek

  • When it’s Time to Fight
    The more I travel globally the more I run in to the simple fact that most people don't like change and most people don't like being the communicators of change, especially when it is hard.  Related Stories“Are You In?”One HourYou Are Cared Fo…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 7:27am -
  • “Are You In?”
    This is the question I am asking you today. It has also been the question that I have been asking myself the past two weeks as we have been focused on strategic planning and growth at GiANT Worldwide.  Related StoriesOne HourYou Are Cared ForWhat…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 6:27am -
  • One Hour
    One Hour. Can you give me 4 minutes to convince you to spend one hour a day recharging? Yesterday I read about the daily habits of Mozart, Freud, Beethoven and other famous historians and composers. It was fascinating. Each of them had completely dif…
    - 19 days ago, 31 Mar 14, 8:10am -

Mark Sanborn

  • 8 Reasons Why People Won’t Follow You
    The acid test of leadership: is anyone following? And if not, why not? Here are 8 reasons why people won't follow you.The post 8 Reasons Why People Won’t Follow You appeared first on Sanborn and Associates.
    - 5 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 10:53am -
  • 10 Ways to Know You’re On the Right Track
    How do you know you're doing the right things, even when it doesn't seem like you're making progress. Here are 10 signs you are on the right track.The post 10 Ways to Know You’re On the Right Track appeared first on Sanborn and Associates.
    - 10 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 11:17am -
  • 5 Signs You’re Expecting More From Employees Than They Can Give
    How do you know if your leadership expectations are unrealistic? Worse, are you an "entitled leader"? Here are five clues.The post 5 Signs You’re Expecting More From Employees Than They Can Give appeared first on Sanborn and Associates.
    - 18 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 9:11am -

Dan Rockwell - Leadership Freak

  • newFour Ways to Fit In and Not Disappear
    Learn to fit in while you standout. Finding your place – in relation to others – frees, empowers, and enhances meaning. Image source Fitting in: Leaders who succeed in isolation aren’t doing much. The myth of… Continue reading →
    - 21 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 7:10am -
  • newIdentify and Overcome Weaknesses that Matter
    Leaders often believe their relationships are more positive than they are. You feel good about relationships when results are good. But, results and relationships aren’t the same thing. “People who are smart and self… Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:46am -
  • newThe Four Hardest Words You’ve Never Said
    I had a sinking feeling when the radio interview was over. I’m always critical of my performance, but this time something didn’t feel right. Radio interviews are becoming common and I didn’t want… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 8:13am -

Nancy Duarte

  • It Took Me 20 Years to Fail Fast
    Originally published as part of the LinkedIn Influencer series: http://drte.co/pv I get asked all the time, “What was your biggest presentation failure?” People want to know what would rattle “The Presentation Lady”. The answer is etched in m…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 11:33am -
  • SXSW: Inspiring Creativity, Compelling Stories …and Big Data
    Our SXSW experience was a little different this year—we hosted a 2.5-hour workshop session! In addition to teaching others, we took the opportunity to learn and be inspired by the creativity and genius that converges in Austin every year. We sent a…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Mar 14, 2:31pm -
  • Tips for Using Social Tools to Facilitate Q&A
    Making Q&A prep part of your presentation ritual is crucial to delivering a successful presentation. But facilitating an effective Q&A session isn’t as simple as it once was. Passing around a microphone is no longer the only way for audience membe…
    - 38 days ago, 11 Mar 14, 6:06pm -

Ron Edmondson

  • new7 FAQ’s About Visiting Church Easter Sunday
    Visiting a church for the first time, or after not having been for a while, can be intimidating at times. You often don’t know what to expect. You’d love to ask, but you’re not sure who to ask or even if your question sounds silly. It’s not.…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 6:45am -
  • My Top 7 Goals to Accomplish on Easter Sunday
    Easter. It’s a time of year when churches have an opportunity second only to Christmas in attracting visitors. Hopefully all of God’s churches will be packed Easter Sunday. That’s my prayer. We’ve had months of praying, planning and preparing…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 8:26am -
  • Releasing an Employee for Less Obvious Offenses
    One of the hardest decision a leader makes is to release someone from employment. I’ve only known a few very callous people who weren’t extremely bothered by having to fire someone. Making any kind of employment decision comes with the sobering r…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 7:55am -

S. Anthony Iannarino - The Sales Blog

  • newSelling Is Still About Relationships
    Selling Is Still About Relationships is a post from: The Sales Blog | S. Anthony IannarinoSelling Is Still About Relationships is a post from: The Sales Blog | S. Anthony Iannarino In every stalled or lost deal there is a person (or persons) who opp…
    - 7 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 9:20pm -
  • newOn Picks and Shovels
    On Picks and Shovels is a post from: The Sales Blog | S. Anthony IannarinoOn Picks and Shovels is a post from: The Sales Blog | S. Anthony Iannarino My friend Thad sent me a graphic he found on the web. The graphic shows what it describes as the old…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Apr 14, 9:00pm -
  • newTake the Path of Most Resistance
    Take the Path of Most Resistance is a post from: The Sales Blog | S. Anthony IannarinoTake the Path of Most Resistance is a post from: The Sales Blog | S. Anthony Iannarino Electricity follows the path of least resistance. So does water. And so do t…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 8:51pm -

Todd Smith - Little Things Matter

  • Love is an Active Verb
    How would you define “Love”?Passion, Affection, Tennis Score, Sex, Companionship, Emotion?Here’s a poetic definition:“Love is such a funny thing. It’s shaped just like a lizard.It wraps itself around your heart And nibbles on your giz…
    - , 7 Feb 13, 12:28am -
  • Saving Money is Making Money!
    You’ve heard the old adage: a penny saved is a penny earned.  That’s very true.The opportunities available to you to make money are not just limited to what you earn pursuing your career.  You also make money by investing wisely, living fruga…
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  • Making Your Weaknesses Relevant
    One on the most misunderstood statements today is this: “Focus on your strengths and make your weaknesses irrelevant.”  Every time I hear or read it, I cringe and think, “What if your weaknesses are relevant?”Excuses for WeaknessesHave y…
    - , 21 Aug 12, 10:57am -

Michael McKinney - Leadership Now

  • Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success
    Failure is how we learn. The problem is, argues Megan McArdle, we’re forgetting that truth. We are becoming too risk-averse and that is bad for our children, for our personal lives, for our companies, and for our country.While we tend to treat su…
    - 7 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 10:42pm -
  • Five Ways to Reduce Conflict When There Are No Right Answers
    This is a post by David Dotlich, Chairman and CEO of Pivot Leadership. He is a co-author of The Unfinished Leader: Balancing Contradictory Answers to Unsolvable Problems with Peter Cairo and Cade Cowan.To be a leader today in almost any organizatio…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Apr 14, 2:14pm -
  • First Look: Leadership Books for April 2014
    Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in April.   Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility for a Faster-Moving World by John P. Kotter  Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspira…
    - 18 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 5:01am -
Top 100 Leadership and Influence Blogs

Marjorie Treu - Team Fusion

  • On Hiatus
    hiatus1. A gap or interruption in space, time, or continuity; a break: After 5 years, it’s time for a break.  This blog is on hiatus for the rest of 2012 and will return New Years Day.Looking forward to seeing how other leaders spend their…
    - , 15 Jun 12, 6:49pm -
  • More Job Offers in 6 Weeks
    MJO1_Brochure_June_27_2012_Workshop.pdfIf you’ve been following me since the beginning of Team Fusion, you know I’m passionate about helping Managers create highly functional teams.  Team Fusion is dedicated to helping improve management and te…
    - , 14 Jun 12, 11:27pm -
  • Critical Team Formation Steps
    Are you new to a management position?That is the perfect time to make it easy on yourself by leading your team through the 4 Stages of Team Formation: FORMING STORMING NORMING PERFORMINGThe first stage - FORMING - is critical to es…
    - , 8 May 12, 11:16pm -

Bea Fields - Five Star Leader

  • Putting Facebook in Perspective by Mark Bonchek

    - , 22 May 12, 12:42pm -
  • 6 Reasons Why You Should Stop Blogging
    Jeannette Paladino sent this blog post along today:  6 Reasons You Should Stop Blogging by Daniel TynskiThis is a must read post for ANYONE who wants to be in business in the next 2-3 years.  Don’t let the title fool you!I want to add one mor…
    - , 21 May 12, 9:52am -
  • Are You In The Race For Relevance?
    Are You In The Race For Relevance?If not…it’s time to look at cleaning out your company and heading on home.Over the last four years, I have been traveling around the country speaking to Baby Boomers (Birth Years:  1946-1964) about Generatio…
    - , 17 May 12, 11:41am -

Stephen H. Baum Leadership

  • CEOs Share Experience: Initiatives to Lead Culture Change
    CEOs SHARE CULTURE INITIATIVES My last blog laid out the context for leading culture change and gave a few examples of CEO initiatives to lead the way. Here is a more complete list based on both private client conversations and Vistage CEO peer advis…
    - 54 days ago, 23 Feb 14, 3:43pm -
  • Old School CEO: Do you get it? A Tsunami is Coming!
    THE CHALLENGE A huge transition is under way in how customers buy products and services. The customer landscape is shifting from inside-out (company to prospect) to outside-in (knowledgeable buyer seeks satisfaction). It will require major transforma…
    - 57 days ago, 20 Feb 14, 4:41pm -
  • WHAT CEOs CAN DO TO LEAD CULTURE CHANGE
    WHO WANTS TO KNOW? At the last meeting of our Vistage CEO peer advisory board, one CEO asked for ideas for both becoming more informed about the culture in his organization and action he can take to cause positive change. It is the same question I ha…
    - 97 days ago, 11 Jan 14, 5:28pm -

Steve Roesler - All Things Workplace

  • How About A Look At Your Conference Call?
    Ever wonder what a conference call "looks" like? Hat tip to Leadercast for this all-too-true (and therefore, hilarious) look at: The Conference Call. Enjoy!
    - 3 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 4:18am -
  • Creative Talents, But What Kind?
    Innovation and Creativity permeate the pages of business books and internet storytelling. Unlike Project Management skills or Financial Analysis, Creative Talents aren't a homogeneous lump of artistic, business-oriented goo. (I haven't the slightest…
    - 26 days ago, 24 Mar 14, 5:30am -
  • Make A Difference With Differences
    I've always been bothered by the seemingly well-intentioned books and workshops that fall under some variation of "Managing Differences". Have a look at the graphic and we'll continue. You can click on it for a full-page view. Style vs. Substance...
    - 45 days ago, 5 Mar 14, 5:00am -

Team Orrin Woodward

  • WHAT WE WERE, WHAT WE ARE, WHAT WILL WE BE
    Thanks to the Mental Fitness Challenge and Orrin Woodward I have witnessed how new information is helping people achieve better results in relationships, finances, business production, job performance, and parenting just to name a few. You can read t…
    - , 31 May 12, 6:28pm -
  • MENTAL FITNESS CHALLENGE = IDEA POWER
    Orrin Woodward and the LIFE community recently added the Mental Fitness Challenge to their arsenal of innovative ideas. We have all heard of the “resolutions to lose weight”, or “quit smoking”. Resolutions to effect our health are common plac…
    - , 17 May 12, 8:04pm -
  • INCENTIVE TRIPS
    At the Spring Leadership Convention in Columbus, Ohio, LIFE was thrilled to introduce one of its most prodigious new programs: Incentive Trips! Rewards don’t get much bigger or more sensational than this! Read on to learn more about the fabulous tri…
    - , 4 May 12, 11:12am -

Trevor Gay - Simplicity

  • Simplicity and our Church Cafe
    How’s this for the effectiveness of Simplicity. In our Church Centre Café we wanted to see an increase in our takings by capitalising on our prime City Centre position and high volume passing foot traffic. It seemed we were missing potential custo…
    - , 1 Nov 12, 2:35pm -
  • Simplicity and the National Health Service
    I spent 35 years working in National Health Service (NHS) management banging the drum for Simplicity saying we make things far too complicated. Having left the NHS 8 years ago it’s clear to me that my Simplicity mantra is needed just as much today.…
    - , 1 Nov 12, 1:55pm -
  • Simplicity .... Front line employees know all the answers
    I estimate that 98.9% of questions referred by front line employees to a 'more ‘senior person’ are unnecessary as the front line employee will already know the answer …. Maybe I am under-estimating 
    - , 29 Oct 12, 5:47pm -

Eileen McDargh - Plain Talk Blog

  • Resiliency Demands Celebration – and Humor
    Just returned from Philadelphia and the National Speakers Association. A group of us did the Rocky Balboa run from the downtown Marriott to the Art Museum. I must say—long convention days sure made it tempting to stay in bed. But when you have othe…
    - , 9 Aug 13, 11:32am -
  • Top 3 reasons to find out how to open doors
    #1:Great leaders, formal and informal, help other people #2:Everyone benefits when doors are open #3 Buy a remarkable book and help children. Read below from my friend Bill Treasurer: Leaders Open Doors is about the responsibility that leaders have f…
    - , 8 Aug 13, 2:31pm -
  • A gift for you! $30 value plus priceless articles from my very bright colleagues
    I have a special gift for you, and I’m excited about it! Note: this offer is only good for five days – until 7pm Eastern Time on August 2, 2013. “ENLIGHTENED LEADERSHIP” Magazine I am honored to have the cover article in an exciting new publi…
    - , 25 Jul 13, 10:32pm -

Paul Simister - Business Coaching

J.D. Meier - Sources Of Insight

  • new7 Power Questions to Start Your Day
    Tony Robbins shares power questions you can use in the morning to practice your emotional intelligence and start your day off strong with more passion, power, and purpose. Summon your most powerful emotions to support you throughout your day.
    - 15 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 1:12pm -
  • newWhat Optimists Do Differently
    What do optimists do differently than pessimists? They are unrealistic. They ignore their failures. And that's how optimistis succeed where others fail.
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 10:31am -
  • newDon’t Let the Great Writer, the Great Athlete, or the Great Genius Hold You Back
    When we go from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset, we unleash our most powerful capability: Our ability to learn and grow. In the book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck shares 3 stories about people who changed from a fixed min…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 11:01am -

Andrew Bryant - Self Leadership Blog

  • Gamification Leadership Development
    Gamification leadership development – but leadership is serious business I hear you say! Yes it is, but learning it can be fun and messages can become ‘sticky’ when leaders engage in relevant learning games. Gamification can defined as taking t…
    - 11 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 11:31pm -
  • Self-leadership in Action
    Self-leadership is, at its simplest, the ability to influence yourself to achieve your objectives. However, since writing the book Self Leadership with Dr. Ana Kazan (McGraw-Hill 2012), I have come to realise that there are multiple self-leadership a…
    - 11 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 10:24pm -
  • Resilience for life
    Resilience, as you probably know, is the ability to ‘bounce back’, to recover from difficulties.  Resilience is something we don’t usually give much thought, that is, until we need it. Perhaps, like me, you think of yourself as invulnerable, a…
    - 86 days ago, 23 Jan 14, 12:18am -

Michael Lee Stallard

  • Connect at Work By Saying “Hello”
    #28 Greet People First Thing in the Morning – When you first arrive at work, take the time to say hello to the people with whom you come in contact. One friend of ours said that as a young retail store manager, his district manager told him that s…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 5:43pm -
  • 6 Needs to Thrive at Work
    Are you performing at the top of your game at work? Or are you struggling, losing interest, or so stressed that you’d just like to walk away? To recognize what is driving either end, consider these six universal human needs and how each is being me…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 4:16pm -
  • Connect by Saying “Thank You”
    #27 Say “Thank You” and Write Thank You Notes – When someone does something for you, be sure to say “thank you.” This seems obvious but you would be surprised how many people don’t do this. If the person did something for you that requir…
    - 12 days ago, 6 Apr 14, 6:04pm -

Wally Bock - Three Star Leadership Blog

Leadership In Action

  • newHow To Stop Micro-Managing Others
    The Three-Headed Monster: Part 3 We started this series of posts by suggesting that there are three primary barriers that hold us captive and prevent us from being a more strategic player. We affectionately characterized these barriers as the three-h…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Apr 14, 5:35pm -
  • newWhat Is Empowerment & How To Use It In Your Organization
    Empowerment, it can be an asset or an anchor.  In this video you will learn how leaders can create opportunities to encourage and build people’s talents without creating chaos and inefficiency.  Discover how to empower employees and work toward…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 3:24pm -
  • 3 Tips To Improve Your Coaching
    Coaching employees is part of the job description for many leaders. There are a variety of different approaches to Coaching but there are some core skills that apply to any situation. These 3 tips will improve the effectiveness of your coaching conve…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 6:48pm -

Bill Reichart - Ministry Best Practices

  • new16 Leadership Lessons From A 4-Star General
    Excerpted life and leadership lessons from General Stanley McChrystal's memoir: My Share of the Task.Here is a sample (from Farnam Street Blog):4. Leaders take us to where we’d otherwise not go.Although Englishmen rushing into the breach behind H…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 10:30am -
  • Son Of Man
    “Son of Man” is a wordless film that connects scenes of Christ's life, death and resurrection in order to immerse the viewer in the beauty and single-mindedness of Christ’s work on earth. A beautifully crafted and inspiring film to use this Pas…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 11:00am -
  • 5 Things To Pray For Your Congregation
    from GoodBook blog:I don't wish to make you squirm. I certainly don't want to make you feel guilty. But let me ask you a question: When was the last time you prayed for your congregation? I don't mean praying for specific individuals or events within…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 11:00am -

Ryan Egan - I Am An Offering

Samuel Bacharach - The Bacharach Blog

  • 5 Creativity Tips From 5 World-Famous Artists
    Artists can teach leaders a lot about creativity and innovation.  In my recent Inc.com column I’ve laid out five creativity strategies from five world famous artists. Read the full article here.
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  • Senator Ted Cruz and the Pitfalls of Zealot Leadership
    Zealot leaders can be left, right, or center; they can be complete revolutionaries or staunch traditionalists. It doesn’t matter. In my Inc.com column I explain the 3 pitfalls of Zealot Leadership.
    - , 27 Sep 13, 2:24pm -
  • 4 Ways to Justify a Good Idea
    As a pragmatic leader you have to justify your ideas no matter how good they are. In my Inc.com column I lay out 4 ways you can justify a good idea.
    - , 27 Sep 13, 2:10pm -

Mark O. Wilson - Revitalize Your Church

  • newWhat Did Jesus Mean By "It is Finished"?
    “It is finished.”Those were the words Jesus Christ uttered as he hung, dying, on the cross. “It is finished!” What could he have possibly meant?Failure Words?At first glance, one might wonder if these were words of despair – quitting words.…
    - 20 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 8:02am -
  • newBy Any Means
    Since I read mysteries and action/adventure novels for fun, I was delighted recently to land a free preview copy of Chris Culver's new book, By Any Means via Net Galley.Chris Culver, a masterful storyteller, did not disappoint.  He grabbed my attent…
    - 1 day ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:14pm -
  • newPraying the Seven Last Words of Christ
    It is significant that Jesus prayed from the cross. Here he was, experiencing the worst torture a human being can endure, and through it all – he prayed. Most of us, in that moment of anguish, would succumb to the suffering, and our prayers wo…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 10:24am -

Peter Grossman - Generation Leadership

  • Four Ways to Measure Your Thought Leadership Reputation with ...
    [IT Services Marketing Association] Measuring the impact of thought leadership on revenue is a little like all of those “George Washington Slept Here” signs that dot the eastern states””you can claim to have been part of something big, but…
    - , 28 Mar 12, 7:42am -
  • South Africa needs a new national myth | Thought Leader
    [Thought Leader] But if it’s only tough conversations, if it’s only peeling back the carpet to examine the dustbunnies and the dead cockroaches underneath, we’ll give up trying. We’ll become so overwhelmed by the scale of the challenge and…
    - , 28 Mar 12, 7:40am -
  • Practice Leadership - Dinesh Knowledge Planet
    [Dinesh Knowledge Planet :Your CRM, MDM & BI Blog.] The practice leader is the one who is extremely focused in achieving excellence and tries to bring the best out of all the odds. . If you're young and ambitious and driven, don't run from the chal…
    - , 23 Mar 12, 1:07pm -

Bob Kauflin - Worship Matters

  • Resources and Reflections from WorshipGod UK: Called to be Faithful
    It’s been over a month ago now that we finished up our first WorshipGod UK conference, Called to Be Faithful. This has been one of my favorite themes for a WorshipGod conference because it speaks so directly to how we should approach ministering th…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 9:59am -
  • And the Winners of “30″ Are…
    Yesterday people had an opportunity to win a pre-release copy of 30: Three Decades of Songs for the Church by leaving a comment describing their favorite Sovereign Grace Music song. When we’re writing songs and putting albums together we always pra…
    - 18 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 11:32am -
  • Win a Pre-Release Download of “30″
    We’re pretty excited about our new album, 30, available for pre-order tomorrow for only $7. It’s a collection of 14 more well known Sovereign Grace songs that some of our friends have recorded for us, including Paul Baloche, Kristyn Getty, Austi…
    - 19 days ago, 31 Mar 14, 6:30am -

Ed Young

  • The Most Important Aspect of Leadership!

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  • Take a Break!

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  • The Best Medicine
    Too often, we take ourselves too seriously and we don’t take God seriously enough. In fact, that’s one of the things that kept me from going into the ministry for a while. Too many pastors are so serious and boring and monotonous. I thought to...
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Leonard Hjalmarson - Next Reformation

  • adaptive solutions
    I was listening to an interview on CBC Radio, a discussion on innovation. Conservative investment is based on what we know might work: this develops many improvements but few radical innovations. It’s the innovations that move us ahead by huge leap…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 8:19am -
  • conversation and the future
    “We have known that dialogue and communication are important tools for improvement. Werner takes it to a whole new realm by asserting that all transformation is linguistic.” Peter Block I’m thinking about Roxburgh’s argument that “language…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 8:15am -
  • faith and film
    Because it works at so many levels, film can have insidious power or extravagant grace. It offers a wonderful opportunity to bring experience, analysis, emotion, and action together. –Gordon Matties Some of my friends watch an amazing amount of fil…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Apr 14, 9:16am -

Andy Rowell - Church Leadership Conversations

Amy Simpson - Gifted for Leadership

Tim Stevens - Leading Smart

  • Let's Give Away $1 Million
    When Faith and I first were married, we spent a lot of time talking about goals for our life together. One of our seemingly outlandish goals was to give $1 million away for the work of the kingdom and the Church. "Wouldn't that be cool?" we said.…
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  • Being Rich Isn't a Sin
    Money.Loot. Moola. Scratch. Greenbacks. Dough. Bank. Benjamins. Wad. Shekels. Bills. Dead presidents.However you like to refer to your money, our lives all revolve, to some degree, around money. You might say yours doesn’t, b…
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  • "It Made Me Ashamed To Be A Christian..."
    There is something powerful about the vulnerability of a leader. When a pastor or church leaders stands up and says, "Sometimes I doubt too" or "Christians drive me crazy" -- it connects them to just about everyone listening. Because we've had those…
    - 17 days ago, 2 Apr 14, 8:00am -

Dave Travis - Learnings @ Leadership Network

  • Succession Conference is now available to watch 24/7!
    And according to Lyle Schaller, "The larger the church, the longer the tenure, and the sharper the growth pattern, the more crucial is succession and the more difficult to work it out."Change is hard. And leadership succession can implode a chur…
    - 86 days ago, 23 Jan 14, 2:08pm -
  • Taking Your Church Missional: What Does it Cost the Leader?
    Taking Your Church Missional: What Does it Cost the Leader?Leading ones church in a missional direction may be easier said than done. Along with the rewards come risks—both personal and corporate. In an informal survey, church leaders identifi…
    - 87 days ago, 22 Jan 14, 2:50pm -
  • Second Quarter Photo Essay Winners Announced
    The second quarter winners have been chosen! First place goes to Dominion Church International for Blanca Garcia's entry titled "Faces of Kenya."Second place goes to Trinity Church for their entry titled "Bringing Light and Power to Mexic…
    - 88 days ago, 21 Jan 14, 10:47am -

Workerette

Elaine Palmer - Executive Women 2.0

Todd Rhoades - Monday Morning Insight

  • newA Startling Wake Up Question for Every Church Leader: WHY ARE YOU HERE?
    Michael Wolff is a designer and creative advisor for brands around the world. Warning:  This is not a ‘Christian Video’. But Michael asks a great question that every church leader should ask:  Why are you here? He contends that the ‘what’ a…
    - 21 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 7:45am -
  • newShould the church be a country club or a hospital?
    What do you think of this quote from Michael Trimmer? If anything, it seems like the church has done a really great job of making itself look like an exclusive club for the morally and spiritually immaculate, rather than a spiritual hospital for the…
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  • newGod has a bad credit score (and he’s ‘extremely frustrated’)
    It’s true. God has a bad credit score. God Gazarov is a Russian native who was named after his grandfather (who was probably named after… uh… God). God has a problem.  It seems that credit rating company Equifax is giving him a bad credit scor…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 7:45am -

Kim McGuinness - Network Central

  • Comment on About by networkcentral
    Thanks so much Michael. I have left a omment on Adrian's blog and reported the breach of copyright. I can't tell you how grateful I am that you alerted me to this. I hope 2009 is everything you wish for. Best regardsKim
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  • Comment on About by michael
    Hi Kim,My name is Michael and I'm a fellow Wordpress.com blogger.A week or so ago, while doing some random searching across the web, I came across a blog on Blogger.com - I also discovered that the author had "re-posted" one of my fiancee's poems…
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  • Comment on Time to say goodbye by Miz Molly
    Thanks for this Kim.I've just found your blog. Even out in rural NSW, life is a rush. This week I have had two children away at a school camp - which left me my youngest daughter. I have really enjoyed this one on one time with her. But it ha…
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Nicki Gilmour - The Glass Hammer

  • newWomen at Work, Men at Home: The Increasingly Common Arrangement Raising Eyebrows
    By Terry Selucky “What does your husband do?” This question may conjure the image of a group of lunching ladies, dressed in pastels, and discussing the office work of their breadwinning husbands. The assumption that the husband is the breadwinner…
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  • newMovers and Shakers: Triinu Magi, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Neura
    By Michelle Hendelman Triinu Magi, Co-Founder and CTO of Neura, a company leading the trend on the Internet of Things, has always believed in paving her own path. Growing up in Estonia, Magi was instilled early on with the idea that everyone had the…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 6:00am -
  • newWhy Women Need A New Leadership Model
    Guest Contribution by Beate Chelette Codes of conduct in the workplace have hardly kept up with the 21st century. Since feminism cracked the doors to equality, we have been operating on old rules, old programming, and outdated patriarchal systems. We…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 6:00am -

Kim McGuire - Savor The Sucess

  • Why were these women so unsupportive?
    A few weeks ago, I was contacted by author and entrepreneur, Farnoosh Torabi, who was writing a feature for Daily Worth called, "A Day in the Life of 7 Successful Women". She asked me to submit a time schedule of a typical day in my life. I hemmed…
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  • What to do when you don't feel motivated
    I've been working on my new book, which features many Savor women entrepreneurs. In the spirit of "Give, Give, Get", I have been asking the Savor community for their stories of inspiration and lessons learned to include in the book. There's one s…
    - 72 days ago, 6 Feb 14, 10:00am -
  • 12 questions to ask yourself when making important decisions
    Last week, I posted a blog on intuition being your most powerful decision-making tool. I received a lot of emails asking how to find and listen to your intuition. I know this is going to sound a little hokey, but I view intuition as this powerful…
    - 86 days ago, 23 Jan 14, 10:00am -

Dana Bristol-Smith - Speak for Success Women's Leadership Blog

  • Graduates Speak at Military Conference
    by Lana Zakary CulliverThis month members of the Speak for Success Women’s Leadership Institute Graduate Speaker’s Bureau spoke at the 1st Annual Health and Wellness Fair for Female Veterans,Reservists and Active Duty Military Personnel and wa…
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  • Interview with Marcus Buckingham - Finding Your Strongest Life
    By Dana Bristol-SmithAnother ripple of the Oprah Effect touched me last week when I was given the opportunity to interview Marcus Buckingham, best-selling author and management guru, about his newest book Find Your Strongest Life - What the Happie…
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  • Women Making a Difference
    by Dana Bristol-SmithOur graduates have reached over 1500 people in person since they started their outreach programs this year. They've been invited to be guest speakers to inspire and empower others! In my recent conversation with Marcus Buckingham…
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Susan Gunelius - Women on Business

  • newApproaches to Board Succession Planning
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/WomenonBusiness If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.fe…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 1:46pm -
  • newWomen: Four Tips For Being Understood On International Conference Calls When English Is Your Second Language
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/WomenonBusiness If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.fe…
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  • How to Make Your Business a Wi-Fi Hotspot
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/WomenonBusiness If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. http://feeds.fe…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 7:07pm -

Nina Simosko - Nina Nets It Out

Debby Kennedy - Women In The LEAD

  • BEING a Leader: Learning from One Another
    Frances Hesselbein is joining me for three distinctive leadership webinars in a series we titled, BEING a Leader LIVE! Please be our guest for BEING a Leader LIVE!. Each global conversation explores key aspects of the challenges and opportunities le…
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  • WOMEN: Is it me you're looking for?
    Once in a while we unexpectedly are reminded that our most reliable mentor is inside of us. This weekend, by chance...
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  • CHANGE, PATIENCE, and REINVENTING Ourselves
    It seems the best of us are impatient for results in our lives. We have to learn to trust that all things happen in their own time when our lives are ready to receive the miracles in store for us. Learn why...
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Leslie Grossman - Women's Leadership Exchange Blog

  • The Magic of Steve Jobs Part 2
     Steve Jobs has died. That it such a cold and unwanted fact about a man that has warmed the hearts of millions with his joyful, beautiful and super-functional technology. I wrote a blog at the end of August when Steve Jobs stepped down as CEO.…
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  • The Magic of Steve Jobs
    Does Steve Jobs have a magic wand? With the news that Steve Jobs is stepping down as APPLE CEO, journalists and business bloggers, like me, are commenting in droves about the magic he created at APPLE.  It does seem like Jobs has supernatural powers…
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  • Paying Homage to a Great Female Leader Who, By the Way, Was a Physician
    Dr. Bernadine Healy was determined, independent and driven to make a difference.  She could have had a nice cardiology practice but instead she chose to take on the establishment in at least two of her most important roles. The first was  as the fi…
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Future Women Leaders Blog

  • Wasting Time & Money [Infographic]
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  • Presence
    “When I’m dancing, that’s what I’m doing.”   - Merce CunninghamHow perfect! I recently was exposed to the philosophy and technique of modern dance master Merce Cunningham, and this quote of his grabbed my attention. The suggestion that…
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  • 4 Tips for Dealing with Personal Conflict in the Workplace
    Whether we like it or not, women will always have a more difficult time advancing in the workplace. Any ambitious woman will have to deal with one or more of the various stereotypes about powerful women outlined recently in Forbes Magazine here. Whet…
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Tom Foster - Management Skills Blog

  • Documenting Work Flow Issues

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  • I Need Your Help
    I have been asked to make a presentation at an international conference sponsored by the Global Organization Design Society at the IBM Palisades Center NY, July 31-Aug 5, 2014. I need your help in my preparation for that presentation. My subject at t…
    - 26 days ago, 24 Mar 14, 8:25am -
  • What is the Level of Work in Disney?
    From the Ask Tom mailbag – Related to yesterday’s post on Levels of Work. Thanks to Barry for posting. Question: I agree that the place to start is with the work, but I’m confused by your presentation of the structure of the work. This descript…
    - 32 days ago, 18 Mar 14, 9:39am -

Cali Ressler & Jody Thompson

  • Our Answer to “Why Women Still Can’t Have it All”
    There’s an article making the rounds that has people talking – in a big way.  And it should.  “Why Women Still Can’t Have It All,” written by Anne-Marie Slaughter in The Atlantic, discusses many reasons why it’s difficult for women to h…
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  • Top Health Issues That Affect Your Workplace (and How to Fix Them)
    In today’s business world, there are plenty of things to be sick about. Urgent deadlines (even when some aren’t urgent), constant interruptions (how many times do you need to hear about Steve’s weekend?!), way too many meetings, endless politic…
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  • White House Digital Government Policy and the Implications for Telework
    In late May, the White House released this memo:  “Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People” Mobile devices and applications are rapidly becoming everyday tools for people here and around the world…
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Cheri Baker - The Enlightened Manager

  • The Story of Street Bean
    Can a cup of coffee change lives for the better? This social enterprise organization says yes.  At first, Street Bean looks like any other Seattle coffee house.  A chalk display of the day’s coffee selection marked on one wall, an impressive chro…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 2:52pm -
  • Fall in Love With Your Job Again
    Fact: If you want to be excellent at your job, you need to care about your work on an emotional level. Don’t believe me?  Go read the landmark Gallup 12 research study.  Look closely at the multi-million (dare I say billion?) dollar industry th…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 1:23pm -
  • The Post-Success Bounce
    Why do teams get better, and then fall back into bad habits? Why do we gain the weight back as soon as we fit into our skinny pants? Let’s talk about the post-success bounce. A Work Example A few years ago, I wrapped up a teambuilding project with…
    - 18 days ago, 31 Mar 14, 6:08pm -

David Anderson - Agile Management Blog

  • Defining Fitness for Purpose
    For those who missed it, you will find my autumn conference series key note speech very insightful and useful background for this post. Kanban and Evolutionary Management - Lessons we can learn from Bruce Lee's journey in martial arts (video from L…
    - 78 days ago, 30 Jan 14, 6:48pm -
  • Why we don't sell process improvement
    Our firm doesn't sell process improvement or provide consulting services in defined or designed processes. I'm often asked, as a I travel around the world, "What does you firm do?" The answer to this is simple! "We are a management training busines…
    - 79 days ago, 29 Jan 14, 11:46pm -
  • Kanban Antipattern #4 - We're Following the Kanban Process!
    In the 4th of my short series of short blog posts, I look at the antipattern of people claiming "We're following the Kanban process."...read more
    - 80 days ago, 28 Jan 14, 11:20pm -

Business Week: Management IQ

  • When Tragedy Strikes, How Can You Help?
    In light of the West Virginia coal mine tragedy, you may find yourself asking, "How can I help?" This question is especially hard to answer when misfortune hits close to home. Well, I’ve discovered a Web site that helps not only those in need but a…
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  • Management Lessons from a Triumphant Olympics
    Members of the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team won gold and silver yesterday in the sport's final Olympic event. It was the culmination of an amazing winter games for the team, which won medals in all three of the sports' competitions. It was also one…
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  • Vulnerability Paves the Way for Healing (by guest blogger John Baldoni)
    I hope no executive in a position of authority accepts Tiger Woods’ prepared statement as a blueprint for how to make a public apology. The words were right, but the sincerity seemed lacking for one simple reason. It was designed more for self-prot…
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Michael Wade - Execupundit

  • newThe All-American Music Map
    At Eclecticity Light, of course.[But what about Classical? If you want to be a real rebel, listen to classical music. Push hard against the times.]
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  • newGood Friday
    At The Huffington Post: The origins, observances, and fasting rules.A trailer for "The Passion of The Christ."
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  • newTalk to the Wrist
    The latest from FutureLawyer on SmartWatches. [Start at the bottom and work your way up to get the complete evolution of the story.]Here 5Here 4Here 3Here 2Here 1
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Jeff Angus - Management By Baseball

Jim Estill - CEO Blog

  • Elevate
    Read a book by Rich Horwath called Elevate - the Three Disciplines of Advanced Strategic Thinking.According the WSJ, strategic thinking is the most valued CEO skill.Horwath starts with a discussion on why strategic thinking is critical.  And to usua…
    - 19 days ago, 31 Mar 14, 10:35am -
  • Leading with Your Legacy in Mind
    I seem to be reading a lot lately so am behind in posting my comments on the books I have read.One of those is Living with Your Legacy in Mind: Building Lasting Value in Business and Life by Andrew Thorn.One way to set goals is to write a document d…
    - 29 days ago, 21 Mar 14, 9:39am -
  • Startup Leadership
    I read a great book - Startup Leadership - How Savvy Entrepreneurs Turn their Ideas into Successful Enterprises.  From the title, you can tell, it is right in my sweet spot (although increasingly I am thinking I should consider working more with com…
    - 30 days ago, 20 Mar 14, 9:02am -

Susan W. Bird - Bird's Eye View

  • I Guess I've Been Telling People Where I'm Jogging
    There are totally cool maps someone has developed, tracing the running patterns of joggers in a number of major cities, like New York, London and elsewhere. They track the compilation of data sent by the bracelets (like FitBit Force and...
    - 71 days ago, 6 Feb 14, 5:50pm -
  • Is it Too Painful to Talk About the USPS?
    Oh, gosh. I want to love my United States Post Office. At one point in my life, growing up in a town in Wisconsin, I remember going to the PO with my Dad, waiting in line, seeing all the special...
    - 73 days ago, 4 Feb 14, 5:58pm -
  • In New York, Talk About Making Eye Contact
    Have you heard about JR's huge eye at the New York City Ballet? JR is the French former street artist who has gained global fame for his imaginative and provocative installations all over the world, many of them intended to...
    - 79 days ago, 29 Jan 14, 6:28pm -

The Change Blog

Jim Stroup - Managing Leadership

  • newPutting leadership in its place
    In this series we’ve attempted to make the case for why managers should abandon the essentially irrelevant (to say the least) concept of individual leadership. As we’ve discussed, whatever version you choose of the modern leadership movement’s…
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  • Amateur Hour
    In the course of this current series, we have seen that the general concept of individual leadership in organizations suffers from a debilitatingly long list of failures. It lacks system, it defies definition, it is unable to develop practitioners or…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 6:05am -
  • Losing leadership
    Let’s review. Here’s the original list of issues we decided to examine at the beginning of this series. Each link will take you to the post (or first of several posts) addressing that item. It is inescapably about the person – not the work. It…
    - 16 days ago, 3 Apr 14, 11:56am -

Lisa Haneberg - Management Craft

  • newMy New Book, Double the Love - Now Available on Amazon!
    I am very pleased to let you all know that my new book, Double the Love: 11 Secrets for Cultivating Highly Accountable and Engaged Teams , is available on Amazon.com. Right now, the paperback version is available. The e-book format...
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  • Free Webinar on Accountability and Engagement
    Hello all! I will be doing a webinar for BrightTALK on Accountability and Engagement, and helping leaders learn how to optimize both, on this Thursday, April 17th, at noon Eastern. It will be just 45 minutes and is free to...
    - 5 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 2:29pm -
  • The Quality of Resonance: Conversations that Move Things Forward and that Matter
    I was reflecting today on the last several years of work - the situations and outcomes I am most proud of and those that struggled and that I need to learn from. One characteristic seems central to both the successes...
    - 35 days ago, 15 Mar 14, 10:32am -

Guy Kawasaki - How To Change The World

  • One day only: Save 80% on APE to learn how to publish a book
    My latest book, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur--How to Publish a Book, goes on sale today for one day. The regular price is $9.99. Today's price through the Kindle Daily Deal is $1.99. If you're interested in writing and publishing, please...
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  • APE: Author, Publisher Entrepreneur--How to Publish a Book now available in softcover
    Amazon start selling the paperback edition of my latest book, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur. APE explains how to publish a book by breaking the process down into three stages: Author explains how to write a book. Publisher explains how to...
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  • How to calculate your royalty
    If you're thinking of writing a book, use this site to calculate your royalties from Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, Google, and Kobo: http://apethebook.com/calculator/#top
    - , 15 Dec 12, 8:45pm -

Ruben Licera Jr. - Daily Heroes

Make A Difference

  • Join Us on April 21 for Serve A Thon for Schools
    It’s Monday, April 23rd and you’re eight years old. You’ve put on your navy blue uniform pants and your white uniform polo, strapped on your Spider Man or Barbie backpack and trotted off to school. Once on campus, you enter the front gates and…
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  • A New Year Full of Cheer!
    Welcome to 2007 and the Make A Difference Blog. My name is Meg, I’m an AmeriCorps member here at the Make A Difference office. I shall write little tid-bits of news, juicy gossip and stories to entertain and delight the readers of this blog. Feel w…
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  • Wanted - Inspirational Stories
    Do you have an inspiring volunteer story? Would you like to share it with the Make A Difference public? We are looking for motivational stories from YOU to add to our blog. We are looking for YOUR help in sprucing up the blog. Please submit your stor…
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Global Kids' Online Leadership Program

  • GK Announces New Badging System to Certify Informal and Interest-driven Learning
    GLOBAL KIDS, INC. ANNOUNCES NEW BADGING SYSTEMTO CERTIFY INFORMAL AND INTEREST-DRIVEN LEARNING More than two dozen institutions in New York City and Chicago invited to participate Through a generous grant from the MacArthur Foundation, Global Kids, I…
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  • NYC Haunts at MS 391 - Storyboarding for Belmont Game
    Yesterday Global Kids Leaders in our NYC Haunts program at MS 391 learned how to storyboard their ideas. After being split into groups, they discussed story lines and characters that could highlight some of the most interesting areas they discovered.…
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  • GK Youth Leaders Launch Playing For Peace Game Design Challenge
    With funds provided by the AMD Foundation, Global Kids youth leaders have been working with E-Line media to develop their first collaborative AMD Social Impact Game Design Challenge, which launched this month: Playing For Peace. Youth around the coun…
    - , 16 Mar 12, 5:38pm -

Greg Krauska - Innovate Rotary

  • What should we talk about?
    Have you ever read something that you wished you had written? I came across a post from Margaret Wheatley that fits that category. (Truth is, Meg writes a lot of things I enjoy so much that I wish I...To read the full story, click the story title a…
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  • The New Four-Way Test for Teens and Tweens
    We need an updated Four-Way Test, folks. It is no longer just about what we think, say or do. In the early 1930’s, Herbert Taylor wanted a way to save his company from bankruptcy. He decided to start...To read the full story, click the story titl…
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  • Nope, new clubs are not the path to growth
    How can Rotary grow membership and retain its members? An article in the January, 2013 Rotarian magazine explored whether new clubs are the path to membership growth. I propose that new clubs are not...To read the full story, click the story title…
    - , 8 Feb 13, 4:27pm -

The Student Affairs Collaborative Blog

  • newProfessional Development – Don’t Just Play it Lip Service
    “Professional development needs to be part of who you are, what you do and what you promote.” I recently tweeted that statement as part of a #sachat discussion on professional development.  I’d like to take a moment of your time to expand upon…
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  • new#SAchat Transcript – 04/17/2014 – Recognition in Student Affairs
    Thanks to everyone who participated in our #SAchat focused on Recognition in Student Affairs? .In this week’s chat 232 student affairs professionals, graduate students and undergraduates interested in, or working in, Student Affairs participated. H…
    - 15 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 1:38pm -
  • newOur Professional Development Responsibilities
    The month of March conjures up numerous images of professional learning and networking opportunities through ACPA, NASPA, and other professional associations. During a recent #sachat on professional development I offered up the following Final Though…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 4:56pm -

It's Getting Hot In Here

  • Opponents Offer Fierce Resistance to Tar Sands, Enbridge and Keystone XL
    Cross-posted from RAN’s Understory Don’t fool yourselves: Big Oil and their craven politicians aren’t giving up on tar sands or any other dirty fossil fuels. The only thing that’s gonna stop the tar sands and these pipelines is us. In 2011, w…
    - 57 days ago, 20 Feb 14, 10:24pm -
  • #NOKXL: Thousands Across The U.S. Say “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop”
    Cross-Posted from the RAN Understory We can’t stop. We won’t stop. Our Indigenous friends and allies in the U.S. and Canada have vowed to not let the “Keystone XL Black Snake” cross their sacred land. In Nebraska, 115 landowners refuse to sig…
    - 73 days ago, 4 Feb 14, 4:00pm -
  • The Climate Movement Needs to Stop ‘Winning’
    Cross posted from Huffington Post – Guest post by Maya Lemon from Nacogdoches, Texas As a child my favorite chore was hand-pumping water from the thirty-foot well on our family homestead. The pump was shiny black and the water ice-cold. Then my f…
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Ruben Batiancila Licera, Jr - A Leader's Journal

  • The value of a Nametag in an event
    Wha’s in a NAMETAG? Most frequently, in an amateur event, this piece of paper or ID is looked upon lowly. But, for professional organizers, a simple nametag is a ticket to know the person intimately. I came to reflect on the value of the nametag up…
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  • Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church of Christ) Celebrates its 94th Anniversary
    Numerous blogposts, news, and forum string today, is aimed at noticing Iglesia Ni Cristo’s accomplishment as a religious organization in the Philippines. A reputable national paper published in the Philippines (Manila Bulletin) has this to say abou…
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  • AREA 3 Visitation @ Carcar City “Makes me Wanna go WOW!”
    It took us 45 minutes by Ceres bus to get there. And after a while of endless talk we arrived at the “ampao” capital of the Philippines — Carcar City. As expected, we came in first. Matet, Ivan. Mhedz, Ayen, Ruben, Sheila & Arland (a.k.a. Arlsh…
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Ed Gerety

  • #gratitude #inspiration #dreambig
    In traveling the country after almost every presentation that I do at a middle school, high school, or college a student will come up to me and ask, “Mr. Gerety can I ask you a question?” 99% of the time, it’s never a question they ask.  Rathe…
    - 59 days ago, 18 Feb 14, 4:06pm -
  • Life Lessons from a Season-Ending Injury
    “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” - Alexander Graham Bell Some of the greatest lessons that a person can learn about life…
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  • Shoe Club Inspiration
    Timothy Roback is a 7th grader at East Jordan Middle School in East Jordan, Michigan and is the activity coordinator for a club at his school called The Shoe Club. The club is designed to inspire students to work hard, set goals, dream big and to giv…
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Tim Milburn - Studentlinc

  • Three Ways To Capture Your Vision
    I recently returned from a leadership conference with my newly elected student leaders. We bonded and created fun memories. We even made up a few new words that will stick with us throughout the next year. The conference and journey together gave us…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 1:37pm -
  • 7 Ways To Battle The Complainer Inside Of You
    In his groundbreaking book, The Road Less Traveled, Dr. Scott Peck offers in the opening sentence, what he later identifies as “the greatest truth”: Life is difficult. He goes on to say, “Once we truly know that life is difficult-once we trul…
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  • Four Reasons You Need Vision To See Where You’re Going
    It’s that time of year when we get to hear the campaign speeches from our candidates for student leadership positions. Beyond their ability to give a good speech, they each share their hopes and dreams for next year. They lay out their plan to make…
    - 31 days ago, 19 Mar 14, 1:44pm -

Lindsey Pollak

Leadership Wisconsin

  • Associate Member Meetings- March 2011
    Hi everybody! Due to craziness with school, SLP's Leadership Week, and the chair selection process, this week's associate member meetings/GMM make-up will be via blog. Please contact SLP (slp@studentlife.wisc.edu) if you have any questions or concer…
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  • Speak up!
    Hey student leaders! SLP is here wishing you a great and non-stressful end of your semester! We've gotten a message from a fellow UW student who could really use some advice. In order to complete this for an event, you must comment twice giving adv…
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  • Happy Summer
    Thanks for a great semester of leadership discussion. Feel free to check back in September for more leadership conundrums. Have a great summer, and feel free to send us a note with any leadership questions or concerns to slp@odos.wisc.edu. 
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Students 2.0

  • The Beginning
    I glanced over the contents of the screen for about the fifth time and triple checked the provided checklist. My heart raced and my fingers trembled as I directed the mouse to the “Submit” button. Click! and just like that my hard work sailed off…
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  • Don’t Save the World
    At my high school there is a lot of focus on college. It is expected that almost everyone in my class will attend some sort of four-year college, and there are visits every week from universities, trying to gain applicants. So much of what we juniors…
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  • Of Creativity & Art
    This entry is cross-posted from my personal blog. Please direct your responses there.What is creativity? I doubt many people, including teachers, could give you a good definition. In simplest terms, it is the ability to create. However, I like to us…
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T.J. Sullivan - The Apathy Myth

  • Choosing to become bottom-third after graduation can be a very good thing
    When you graduate, your life priorities are probably going to change. Remaining that top-third person in your organization will probably be impossible, and that's OK. You might need a period of time when you step back, focus on other things. Don't…
    - 33 days ago, 17 Mar 14, 3:11pm -
  • I believe in fraternities
    For all the fuss about this month's cover article on "The Fraternity Problem," it leaves us with one simple question. Who will lead? Fraternities can be reformed from within if leadership is willing to live in that tension between what is right and…
    - 47 days ago, 3 Mar 14, 9:13am -
  • Love one another as you love your phone
    Think about how much care and attention you give your phone. In some ways, it's the most intense relationship you have. Now, use that successful relationship as a model of how you can invest your energies in human relationships. Are you taking care…
    - 93 days ago, 16 Jan 14, 11:08am -

Dan McCarthy - Great Leadership

  • newAdd a Little Hoopla to Your Culture
    Guest post from Dean M. Schroeder:Carl Holte loves Hoopla! Not hoopla as in the form of exuberant celebration, but hoopla as in the name of an improvement technique used at the Web Industries Hartford, Connecticut unit where Carl is the plant manage…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 8:00am -
  • new30 Thoughts We All Have in Staff Meetings:
    Right before the meeting:1. Arrgh, I’m supposed to be at a meeting in 10 minutes. What the heck is it for, who’s running it, and where is it?2. Oh no, it's the dreaded staff meeting! I’d better take a look at the agenda and make sure I wasn’…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 10:45am -
  • newRepurposing the Performance Conversation
    Guest post by Great Leadership monthly contributor Beth Armknecht Miller:  When was the last time you had a performance conversation that went well? Or better yet, when was the last time you enjoyed having a performance conversation? Let’s face…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 8:30am -

Mike King - Learn This

  • How and what are you learning lately?
    Lately, I’ve been doing a lot less blogging.  I still enjoy it however, one thing I’ve shifted from is how much I actually learn from blogging now from what I used to learn from it.  It seems looking back, that learning to blog, research topics…
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  • Book Review: Summary of Recent Reading
    Well, without always taking the time to make notes and write up a full book review, I thought I would blast out a summary of 14 books I’ve read recently and my major takeaways and ratings of these books.   Superfreakonomics Author: D.Levitt & St…
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  • Book Review: The Trust Edge
    How Top Leaders Gain Faster Results, Deeper Relationships, and a Stronger Bottom Line      Author: David Horsager This is a great book about how you can make a different in an organization by using and leverage trust in how you operate and behave…
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John G. Agno - Coaching Tip: The Leadership Blog

  • newThinking Strategically
    The business you lead is built on an idea. In the turbulence of daily work filled with product specs, customer initiatives, board of director meetings, and hundreds of other items, it's easy to lose sight of that idea. Over the...
    - 3 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 2:54pm -
  • newA Reference Guide to Build Leadership Skills
    With so much structural change happening within the world economy, people recognize that we need leaders more than ever before. Developing commitment in a world of "free agents" and "volunteer" talent is not an easy assignment...and… requires effec…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 9:37am -
  • Powerful Insights of Workplace Dynamics
    What working woman hasn’t had the demoralizing experience of proving herself again (and again and again) or watching a male colleague get credit for her idea, her comment, her suggestion? What woman — working or not, mother or not —...
    - 6 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 9:51am -

David Peck - The Revolving Leader

  • Great Leadership Lessons from Five Recent Failures
    From Lance Armstrong to the IRS, 2013 has so far been rich with lessons to be learned from leadership failures. We get at least as many ideas about good leadership from failures as we do from successes, so these five...
    - , 27 May 13, 4:03pm -
  • When Awe of Others Gets in Your Way
    More seasoned executives than one might think get in the bad habit of self-marginalizing. In fact, your value doesn’t vary based on who else is in the room, no matter how amazing or awesome they may be. The only thing that limits the value you bri…
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  • 10 Essentials of Great Leadership
    Here are ten themes I would categorize as “essentials” of great leadership based on 27 years of professional experience as a coach, executive, and management consultant.
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George Ambler - The Practice Of Leadership

  • Always Communicate the Why
    Communication is most important to leaders. Leaders often spend too much time communicating the “what” and the “how” and don’t devote enough time to the “why”. The result? People are left feeling disengaged and uninspired. Effective lea…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 3:20pm -
  • Where Leadership Begins

    - 5 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 2:02am -
  • Leaders Focus on Creating, Not Problem Solving
    Effective leaders focus their energy on creating, not problem solving. Leaders who focus on problem solving are less effective than those who focus on creating. Leaders focus on a future they want to create, not problem solving. You may be asking you…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 1:52pm -

David Zinger - Zinger On Strength-Based Leadership

  • newEmployee Engagement Definition: A focus on “with others”
    Employee engagement is not a solo endeavor (Reading time 42 seconds) I loved reading Kate Nasser’s deeper look at my employee engagement definition of: “good work, done well, with others, every day.” Thank you Kate. She offered an excellent ela…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 3:48am -
  • David Zinger’s 1500 Blog Posts on Employee Engagement (eBook)
    Everything you always wanted to know about employee engagement but were afraid to ask Here is an eBook listing all the posts I have written on employee engagement. If you open the eBook in your browser you can click on any title and it will take you…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 3:22am -
  • Employee Engagement Saskatchewan Style
    Coming back to Saskatchewan (Reading and viewing time = 2 minutes, 30 seconds) I look forward to returning home to Saskatchewan near the end of April to conduct two sessions on engagement  in both Regina and Saskatoon. There is a lunch session on em…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 8:05am -

Mick Yates

  • newTEDxAldeburgh – Nitin Sawhney – What is the point of music?
    Leadership of a  different kind – through musicIn this talk Nitin asks the question ‘what is the point of music?’ For an answer he draws on his own personal experiences of music, Indian musical thought, dance, theatre, cultural identity, the…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 10:01am -
  • newMarx, Motivation and the Power to Create – Matthew Taylor, RSA
    I am always a fan of Matthew Taylor’s blog at the RSA. This recent post caught my attention.“It was more than slightly intimidating earlier this week to host an event with David Harvey, one of the world’s leading Marxist thinkers. Nevertheless…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 12:32pm -
  • Robots – Wally Bock
    From Wally Bock‘s excellent Three Star Leadership BlogOnce, robots were the stuff of science fiction. No more. The Economist has released a Special Report on Robots. The Guardian reports that since Ray Kurzweil joined Google, that company has be…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 4:06pm -

Joshua Sargent - The Leadership Blog

  • The Leadership Blog Interview: Pete Hise
    Pete HiseBioPete Hise, a native New Yorker, is the Founding and Lead Pastor of Quest Community Church in Lexington, Kentucky. Over the last 9 ½ years, Quest has seen almost 5,000 people come to Christ and has been named the 44th Fastest-Growing C…
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  • The Growing Leadership Blog Interviews List
    Here's the 70+ Great leaders & pastors that I've had the opportunity to interview!Dr. Neil T. Anderson - Discipleship Counseling MinistriesMark Batterson - National Community ChurchJohn Bishop - Living Hope ChurchGreg Boyd - Woodland Hills Church Bri…
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  • The Leadership Blog Interview: Rod Loy
    Rod LoyBio: Rod Loy is Senior Pastor of First Assembly of God, North Little Rock, Arkansas. Under his leadership, First Assembly has seen significant growth in all areas including missions, attendance and outreach. His wife Cindy and two boys, Tyle…
    - , 15 Sep 08, 9:42am -

The Leadership Evolution

  • Daily Quote: 2/7/08
    Earn the right to expect others to keep their word by keeping yours. – Steve Ventura
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  • Daily Thought: 2/4/08
    Leaders don’t force people to follow – they invite them on a journey. – Charles S. Lauer
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  • Inspiring someone . . .
    “Inspiring someone is awakening a viewpoint that realizes that something that seemed impossible can actually be done.” ~Harry Palmer
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Steve Farber - Extreme Leadership

  • Summit Press Release
    Press Release: Fortune 500 Executive Leadership Coach and Best-Selling Author to Share Stage with Mega-Rockstar at 2nd Annual Extreme Leadership Summit in Chicago this April 11-13 Jay Jay French of Twister Sister to deliver a keynote address at Summi…
    - 24 days ago, 26 Mar 14, 12:50pm -
  • Caught On Video: A Rock Star’s Lesson for the Rest of Us
    It’s not every day you get to sit down and chat with a rock star, is it? Jay Jay French is the founder, manager, and guitarist for the iconic rock ‘n roll band, Twisted Sister. And after performing over 9000 shows in front of millions of people,…
    - 33 days ago, 17 Mar 14, 2:41pm -
  • How to Master Your Master Mind
    The term  “Master Mind” has been part of our modern day lexicon since  Napoleon Hill wrote about its power in Think And Grow Rich, which was originally published in 1937. And for good reason. There are few things more powerful than being a part…
    - 38 days ago, 12 Mar 14, 10:00am -

Kevin Eikenberry - Unleashing Your Leadership Potential

Steve Gladis - Survival Leadership

  • newQuiet: Post #2--Leaders and Introverstion
    Leaders and Introversion: Despite the Harvard view that extroverts make the best leaders, many CEOs are introverted. Jim Collins (in Good to Great) described best (level 5) leaders of the late 20th century as humble, not flashy personalities—leader…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 7:47am -
  • Quiet: Post#1--Overview
    Overview: Cain discusses how both Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. changed the world—Parks through quiet resolve and King through firebrand teaching. About one third of Americans are introverts, who are well outnumbered by the rest—extrovert…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 7:38am -
  • Steve's Top TED Picks: #10--Benjamin Zander
    Benjamin Zander: The transformational power of classical music. Famed conductor of the Boston Symphony, Zander is a force of nature. Known for his insights on classical music, he has entertained and instructed audiences for years, and his preconcert…
    - 16 days ago, 3 Apr 14, 3:19pm -

Grant McCracken

  • newA new name for this blog
    My blog subtitle used to be “This blog sits at the Intersection of Anthropology and Economics.”  This was both too grand and untrue.  Fine for politicians but not websites. So now it’s “How to make culture.”  For the moment.  Also think…
    - 11 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 5:00pm -
  • newTwo New Rules for TV story-telling (aka things to learn from Being Human)
    Let’s begin here: My Netflix research this fall tells me that the rules for making popular culture and TV are changing. The cause?  That popular culture is getting better and this means some of the old rules are now ineffectual and in some cases a…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 2:11pm -
  • newMore thoughts on advertising’s “magic moment”
    (with thanks for Rick Boyko, pictured, for the conversation from which the idea for this blog post sprang.) Last week Bob Scarpelli and I offered some thoughts on the “magic moment” in advertising.  The magic moment is the small detail that help…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 11:29am -

Education Week

Scott J. Allen - Center For Leadership Development

  • Optimizing Energy
    I have an intense passion for leadership development. I also have a lot of fuel for the topic which can get me into trouble because I tend to overcommit and over-extend. The thing is this. I am doing what I love. I know that many of you reading this…
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  • Little Book of Leadership Development
    Beyond planning, organizing, and controlling, a manager’s job routinely requires teaching and helping employees make sense of their role in the organization, increase their technical proficiency, and behave in an ethical and trustworthy manner. It…
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  • Leaders & Managers?
    In his classic text Managing the Dream, Warren Bennis works to make the distinction between leaders and managers. Bennis suggests: Manager administers; the leader innovates. Manager is a copy; the leader is an original. Manager maintains; file lead…
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Sean Griffey - Fierce CIO: The Executive Management Briefing

  • What are you tired of being told a CIO should do?
    So much of what is written about CIOs amounts to slight variations on a handful of themes: The need to align IT with business goals; the need to make IT a value center, not a cost center; the need toread more
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  • Why you should limit business intelligence to three data points
    Sorting through massive volumes of data, separating out what's of value and delivering it to decision-makers at the right time in the right way are the ideas behind business intelligence. The way toread more
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  • CIOs, business units are on the same team
    A common refrain these days, among analysts and consultants, urges CIOs to become more involved in the business side of their organizations so that they can learn to play a more strategic role. Iread more
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Martin Buckland - Elite Resumes

  • How many resumes do you have?
    Often controversial among those in career transition is the number of professional resumes that should be marketed. What is agreed is the fact that a resume must be professional, straight forward, free of typos, factual and contain impressive and qua…
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  • Recruiter asks, “Are you on Facebook?”
    Recruiters and HR Professionals continue to turn to social media as a resource to post jobs and source candidates. A number of surveys show this number to be approximately 90%! If you are actively managing your career, you are aware of the importance…
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  • What are you paying for?
    It is unfortunate that there are many organizations with a much greater interest in taking a customer’s money than they are in providing the services they are offering. Recently a client shared their horrific tale of hiring an executive career chan…
    - , 13 Aug 12, 4:54pm -

Rocket Finance

  • 4 Businesses With Minimal Startup Costs
    Starting your own business is less daunting than you might think, and you can do it without incurring significant start-up costs. Because the risk of failure is high with home-based businesses, initiating one with low out-of-pocket expenses is a shre…
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  • Net neutrality for dummies
    The arguments for and against so-called “net-neutrality” are mind-numbing in complexity – almost impossible to untangle in anything less than a mid-sized book. I have read extensively on the subject, but still cannot completely grasp all of the…
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  • The money that is sold, is you
    This was a tough video to post, but the reality is true. We are pushing all of our debt onto our children. Personally, I wouldn’t mind taking on a little more pain today if I thought my children would be spared at least some discomfort in the futur…
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Bill Taylor - Mavericks At Work

  • How do you lead when you’re not in charge? The Leaders Everywhere Challenge
    Never before has leadership been so critical, and never before has it seemed in such short supply. It takes extraordinary leadership to keep an organization relevant in a world of relentless change. It takes extraordinary leadership to navigate the c…
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  • Update from Polly: Introducing the MIX
    Hello Maverick friends! Reporting in with a long overdue update on my latest project and some news about my speaking.For the last three years I’ve been building an open innovation platform dedicated to making all of our organizations fit for the f…
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  • Update from Bill: Announcing Practically Radical!
    It is with great pleasure that I announce that my next book, Practically Radical, will be released on January 4, 2011—the first business day of the New Year. To learn more about the book, and to stay connected in the weeks leading up to its release…
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Russ Aebig - Directionally Correct

  • Consumerization of IT
    “We shall not fail or falter we shall not weaken or tire…Give us the tools and we will finish the job.”– Sir Winston ChurchillThere has been a lot of talk about the Consumerization of IT.  Among this valuable chatter are several definitio…
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  • Organizational “How”
    Wouldn't it be nice if it organizational institutionalization was as easy as making a pronouncement of the change, waving your magic wand, saying a few words channeled through your inner warlock, and poof! the change was made. Sadly the real world i…
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  • What Professionals Do
    ...which describes the essential ingredients to what serves as not only differentiators in your workforce, but the "difference makers". I believe the few people that get the lion's share of work done exhibit these behaviors. Being a professional invo…
    - , 4 Jul 11, 3:49pm -

Tom Peters - Free Stuff

  • new9 to 4,096
    As most of you know, our MOAP/Mother Of All Presentations is posted at excellencenow.com. It is—or attempts to be— “the works.” Pretty much all the stuff I’ve worried about over the last 3+ decades. There are 23 Parts and 4,096 slides. The…
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  • newMauritius
    Today, Tom’s speaking to The National Productivity and Competitiveness Council, in Port Louis, Mauritius. Their website shows that they launched a productivity improvement program for SMEs back in December 2013. The PPT slides are available below:…
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  • Excellence.NO EXCUSES.
    The following is the Executive Summmary from my 603-page superdoc: “Excellence. NO EXCUSES.” You’ll find it below, and also in PDF and PowerPoint formats. Herewith: In 1985, I gave a 2-day seminar to YPO members in Manhattan. As we moved to clo…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 1:38pm -

MT Herald

EcSell Institute

Boris Pluskowski - The Complete Innovator

  • The Myth of the Millennial Social Movement
    Hardly a day goes by without me hearing a senior executive at some major company cite the growing influence of the upcoming “Millennial Generation” as the reason for their foray into the enterprise social world.  But I wonder if they’re missin…
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  • Are you listening? The return of Employee Engagement
    “Employee Engagement” used to be a term reserved for the hollow halls of HR departments across the land. You’d hear a client say that was their main goal, and you knew a program was doomed to fail – usually because it was code word for “I h…
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  • Gamification in Innovation
    A few months ago I wrote a post on the promise of Gamification in the Enterprise. You can read the whole piece but as a recap, here are some of the more salient points: 1) Gamification in the enterprise is not about trivializing business processes or…
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Phil Gerbyshak - The Management Experts

  • Can you turn around a problem employee in just 5 questions?
    Do you have any problem employees, ones that you wish you could either fix or fire? Wondering how best to work with them to push them one way or the other, so they’ll either get better…or get out? Of COURSE you have problem employees. We ALL have…
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  • Change
    “New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.” Obviously it’s not a new problem, since the above was written by John Locke in 1690, and I’m sure you’ve come up aga…
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  • 3 Gifts for You
    I don’t have inspiring warm stories from my childhood or wisdom imparted to me by parents or relatives to share with you, but I will share three gifts I gave myself. I grew up in a judgmental world and those judgments came from many directions—fa…
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Robin Sharma

  • newBecome a Rockstar of Productivity
    Robin Sharma share some of his most powerful productivity insights and tools.
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 2:15pm -
  • 49 Ways to Get Inspired
    Robin Sharma shares 49 ways to get inspired, play at wow and dazzle the world by your mastery.
    - 4 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 10:32am -
  • We Did This Together
    Elite performance expert Robin Sharma shares powerful resources to help you make the changes you need to make, so that you CRUSH the goals you need to crush.
    - 13 days ago, 6 Apr 14, 4:14pm -

Terry Starbucker - Ramblings From A Glass Half Full

  • newTorn From The Headlines Leadership Lesson: To Fire Or Not To Fire?
    Every business makes mistakes, but then there are MISTAKES. The ones that offer a supreme challenge to a leader: To Fire or Not To Fire? One such challenge came up earlier this week over at US Airways (now part of American Airlines), when a company T…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 10:30am -
  • The Most Precious Resource of Leadership
    It takes work to secure, it’s hard to keep, and if you lose it, you lose – BIG. And, it’s really hard to get it back. It’s that precious to the effective leader. It MUST be kept, at all costs, and with all the effort you can muster. What is…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 6:30pm -
  • 5 Simple Secrets To Leadership Productivity
    I’m often asked, “How can a leader be more productive?”, which is shorthand for: “Help! I’m sinking in quicksand here – what can I do to get all this stuff I need to get done, done?” Well, the answer isn’t in the “doing”. And, it…
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Jonathan Pearson

  • new3 Lessons About Love From The Birth Of My Son
    I’ve been a Dad for about a week. It’s an amazing feeling. I was supposed to become a Daddy on May 17 according to doctors, but God had a little different plan....
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  • How I Used Evernote To Write My First Book
    My first book releases in just a couple of months. It’s a project that I have to be honest in saying that I didn’t want. I didn’t want to spend hours and...
    - 5 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 5:33am -
  • 3 Social Media Practices for Great Young Leaders
    Social media is here to stay. If you were one of the ones that was reluctant to admit it, you need to come to the place where you’re willing to admit that...
    - 10 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 5:11am -

Mike Myatt - N2Growth Blog

  • Leadership in a VUCA World
    Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity. It's become a popular acronym but it is very real. In this video, Grant Wattie, President of N2Growth Australia, discusses how you, as a leader, can't hold on to traditional leadership techniques a…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 6:46pm -
  • Three Simple, Hard and Personally Rewarding Rules to Change Everything!
    Are you looking for that much?needed strategic advantage in life? Are you looking to gain an edge over the competition to get that job you believe and think is already yours? If so, all it takes is learning how to follow three simple rules to develop…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 1:08pm -
  • Leaders: Examine Your Priorities
    What we choose to care about - determines what we ultimately value the most. In this video, Grant Wattie, President, N2Growth Australia discusses finding your true purpose and examining your priorities as a leader and choosing a career that allows yo…
    - 16 days ago, 3 Apr 14, 12:17am -

Sharlyn Lauby - HR Bartender

  • newCompensation: More Than a Paycheck [infographic] – Friday Distraction
    I recently saw a post over on the Jellyvision ALEX blog about a decline in voluntary benefits. You know, things like dental, vision or life insurance. You can check the post out here. I agree that benefits are an important part of an employee’s tot…
    - 23 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 5:15am -
  • Companies Can’t Engage Employees that Don’t Stay
    (Editor’s Note: Today’s post is sponsored by Career Engagement Group, a global consulting firm focused on creating inspiring careers for your employees. Fuel50 is their web-based SaaS solution that allows companies to deliver career engagement to…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 5:15am -
  • Are Family Members a Liability at Work – Ask HR Bartender
    Many human resources professionals are also responsible for risk management in their organizations. Today’s reader is faced with one of those liability situations. Hi Sharlyn! We’re a small, but rapidly growing company. We realize the need to hav…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 6:15am -

John Maxwell

  • newStress: The Pathway to Growth, Renewal, and Success
    To live stress-free would be to deny our responsibility as leaders. Stress accompanies growth. We have to accept that all worthwhile change, every amazing transformation and renewal, brings about temporary stress.For example, think about an expectant…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 11:29am -
  • In Praise of Climate Change
    “It is winter in Narnia, and it has been for ever so long...and we both shall catch cold if we stand here talking in the snow.” ~ Mr. TumnusIn C.S. Lewis’, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, a young girl, Lucy, wanders through a magical wa…
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  • Are You Driven by Character or Emotion?
    “The greatest gap in life is the one between knowing and doing.”- Dick BiggsLife would certainly be easier – and success more simple – if all it took to achieve was to KNOW the right things and DECIDE to do them, right? But I think it’s mor…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 8:31am -

Peter Mello - Weekly Leader

Marshall Goldsmith - Harvard Business Review

  • When Your Employees Know More Than You
    Managing today’s highly skilled professionals takes special skills — and not the ones that you may think. Oftentimes, knowledge workers know more than you do about their jobs. So, how do you manage people who know more about what they do than you…
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  • Learn to Embrace the Tension of Diversity
    As leaders, the rich diversity of culture and thought around the world is one of our greatest resources — if we use it as such. Differences of ideas, methods, motivations, and competencies can be used to build great organizations. However, this won…
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  • Sharing Leadership to Maximize Talent
    With global expansion, intra- and inter-industry restructuring, and increasing numbers of merging organizations, the need for dynamic flexibility and a broad base of knowledge and expertise is greater than ever. Shared leadership, by virtue of its us…
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Art Petty - Management Excellence

Daniel Decker - Possibilities & Perspective

  • The Four Letter Word Your Boss or Client Hates to Hear… and That Is Holding You Back
    When we are hired for something, whether it be as an employee or freelancer, we’re expected to perform a function… i.e. a job. This means that in order to keep your job (and get paid) you must be providing value to justify your position. It’s j…
    - 19 days ago, 31 Mar 14, 7:44am -
  • Vision Without Execution is a Hallucination
    I believe it was said by Albert Einstein but I also saw (via Google) it attributed to Thomas Edison… Vision Without Execution is a Hallucination [Tweet That] Either way, it’s a great quote and a prime example of ideas alone just not being good en…
    - 26 days ago, 24 Mar 14, 7:38am -
  • How to Get What You Want: Stop Saying No for Other People
    You know what one of the biggest limiting factors of success is? Ourselves. Our self-doubt, our fear. It paralyzes many of us and leaves us stuck. I’ve been there many times myself. We all struggle with it. The fear of rejection is one of those fea…
    - 28 days ago, 22 Mar 14, 8:40am -

Becky Robinson - Leadertalk at Mountain State University

  • Judgment Calls provides Balance in Leadership Stories
    Thomas Davenport and Brook Manville offer a counterpoint toward balance with their "12 stories of big decisions and the teams that got them right."
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  • Roles of Gender and Empathy in Leadership
    I work with leaders – mostly males - helping their team "play nice in the same company sandbox." One area in which they have particular difficulty is empathy, understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the fee…
    - , 21 Mar 12, 4:46pm -
  • With Daughters in Mind
    With our daughters in mind, we must protect, not just their right, but their ability to participate in public discourse and democratic process – especially if we do not agree with what they have to say.
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Tanveer Naseer

  • How Leaders Can Successfully Champion Change
    When it comes to seeking insights on the best leadership practices, the natural inclination is to look towards successful organizations like Southwest Airlines and Zappos for inspiration and guidance. Not surprisingly, in most countries, one area we…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 10:00am -
  • The Delicate Art Of Persuading Your Boss
    The following is a guest piece by Karin Hurt. You’re got a brilliant idea to transform the business. Or maybe you’re just trying to stop the stupid train from rolling over the great work your team has done over the last year. You make your case t…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 10:00am -
  • Revealing Leadership Insights From Thinkers50
    The following is a guest piece from Thinkers50 creators Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove. Business best practice never stands still. State of the art management and leadership techniques are continually evolving. Think about it: how organizations are…
    - 18 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 10:00am -

Scott Williams - Big Is The New Small

  • A True Leader – (Video)
    This video is simple, fresh and true. Leaders see the problem, they attempt a solution, they fail, they keep trying, they inspire others and together they succeed. A True Leader – (Video) is a post from: Big Is The New SmallA True Leader – (Video…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 8:21am -
  • Leading On Empty
    It’s a risky proposition to continue to drive your vehicle with the fuel light on and the gas hand on empty. I know “On Empty” is probably not the best word choice for the grammar teachers; however it is a phrase that I think you understand. Yo…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 9:25pm -
  • What You Should Do When The People Around You Don’t Believe In You
    Belief in people is of paramount importance as it relates to the success that they will have. As a matter of fact, believing in others is the fuel that propels them down the road to success. What should you do when those around you don’t believe in…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 7:05am -

Scott Gould

  • Who Is Your Phyllis Wills?
    Recently, a woman by the name of Phyllis Wills passed away.Type her name into Google, and you'll find nothing about her. Ask people on the street about her, and you'll find no body knew her. In fact the only person I know who knows much about Phyll…
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  • Article: Restaurants as a Model for Digital Experiences
    "People don't remember what was said, they remember how they felt"This mantra has been one of my favourites for a good 7 years now. Working with a range of companies, charities and individuals, and having been in board rooms, held live events, and…
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  • Article: 5 Steps to Making Quality Decisions
    I have long lived by making what I call 'quality decisions based on personal convictions'. In other words, I make decisions about what I will do and won't do, and where I will go and won't go, long before I ever have the opportunity to enact my decis…
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Mary Jo Asmus - Aspire

  • Develop a leadership code of behavior
      Is the line between acceptable and unacceptable behavior changing as you shift a culture or as you struggle with different generations of leaders who have varying ideas on what’s permissible at work? Do you feel like you have leaders or employee…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 1:01pm -
  • How to receive the rare gift of feedback
      Like all of you, I’ve had experiences where I had unwittingly offended or hurt someone. I have blind spots (these behaviors can cause problems in relationships because we aren’t aware of them). In each case, I sensed something was amiss and wa…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 8:01am -
  • The wide world of choice
      A recent discussion on about making career choices drew my interest as commenters indicated a variety of choices they could make around their careers within their workplaces. One comment that stopped me cold, however was one where someone said tha…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 8:56am -

James Strock - Serve to Lead

  • Serve to Lead Blog Has Moved to www.jamesstrock.com
    The Serve to Lead blog is now located at www.jamesstrock.com. The posts on this blog will remain here for the time being. The older posts are also available at the new site. Thank you for your support. jms
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  • Is FDA Regulation Due for 21st Century Update? Thoughts Prompted by Seth Godin
    Seth Godin has penned a provocative post, 'The Ethics of Sunscreen.' Godin points out that 80,000 people have died of skin cancer in the USA over the past decade. In that same period, the FDA has been engaged in a...
    - , 29 Jun 11, 7:18pm -
  • Weekly Quotation: George Orwell on Leadership
    We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men. *** Would you like to receive the Serve to Lead® newsletter? It highlights the best material from this blog,...
    - , 29 Jun 11, 7:06pm -

Susan Mazza - Random Acts of Leadership

  • newThe Path to High Performance
    If you want to get on a path to high performance, there is one thing you must first accept:Whatever your current level of performance may be at this moment, if you aspire to something greater or to be better you have a performance gap.Being honest…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 6:57pm -
  • Are You Playing Enough?
    Following is a guest post from Rich Largman.  Rich is someone I have collaborated with for 15 years in working with clients.  He is also my personal coach and one of my dearest friends.  It is my pleasure to share his insight and writing with you…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 12:00pm -
  • A Letter to a Bully
    Have you ever been bullied?Even if you haven’t chances are you know someone who has.It doesn’t matter whether it was long ago as a kid or now as an adult.  Even when you have the maturity to recognize bullying for what it is, the hateful act…
    - 17 days ago, 2 Apr 14, 8:50am -

Tim Sanders - Sanders Says

  • If You Don't Expand This Annually, You Are Getting Lapped
    These days, it's believed that the youth have all the advantages when it comes to technology. They start companies like facebook in their 20's, run television shows and represent true progress. Companies I work with talk about "aging down" their...
    - 17 days ago, 2 Apr 14, 11:04am -
  • How To Effectively Network People Via Email
    This note is for generous networkers that like to use email to glue together people that should meet. In my first book, Love is the Killer App, I call this the 3-Way-Email technique. It helps networkers make more connections than...
    - 32 days ago, 18 Mar 14, 10:58am -
  • Google & SEO | This dog finally has teeth
    (Guest post by Brandon Wentland. Image courtesy of Prashant_sh) Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a complicated, technical, and sometimes shady practice of massaging Google’s search algorithm in your favor. It is a big deal because top ranking fo…
    - 47 days ago, 3 Mar 14, 8:00am -

Ron Periera - LSS Academy

Tom Shulte - Linked 2 Leadership

  • newLeadership Intuition: Learning To Listen To Your Gut
    Several years ago my strategic partner and good friend Hugh Massie, Founder and CEO of DNA Behavior International, mentioned that he was learning to trust his gut instincts more. This caught my attention since he is a CPA by training and a very resul…
    - 21 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 7:00am -
  • newOn Leadership, Employee Morale and The Joy of Ketchup
    My father has always been a picky eater. He doesn’t like bold flavors at all, so we did not have the joy of trying different foods as kids. He liked things to be overcooked and unfortunately for us, that meant the rest of us had to eat our dinners…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 3:00am -
  • Leaders: Filling the Talent Pool

    - 3 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 2:00am -

Kent Shaffer - Church Relevance

  • 6 Ways Technology Helps Make Disciples
    Technology is a tool that when used well extends our natural reach and ability. In fact, these words are an example of how the internet and text can extend far beyond the reach of my voice. At the same time, when used poorly, technology can enslave i…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 8:06am -
  • 9 New Focuses of Open Church
    As I mentioned in Open Church’s 2013 Recap, the direction of Open Church took several dramatic turns this past fall. Originally, Open Church was intended to be a platform that aggregates and distributes free resources. Now after much prayer and tra…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 8:51am -
  • Revamped Top Church Blogs List
    The 11th edition of the top church blogs list is out. But it is no longer called the top church blogs. In fact, the name, the criteria, and the metrics have all been revamped for the better. The previous topical scope prevented too many great blogs f…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Apr 14, 11:31am -

Stanley Bing - The Bing Blog

  • I, Robot?
    There's no way an automaton could do my job. Is there?By Stanley BingFORTUNE -- Ever since my Roomba carpet-cleaning robot ran over my foot and masticated my shoe, I have been wary of robots as substitutes for actual working persons. I particularly…
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  • Are you going to keep your job this year?
    A scientific calculation of a critical personal metric.By Stanley BingFORTUNE — Now that we're through the lethal Christmas Firing Season, when corporations celebrate what should be the happiest time of the year by heaving people from the balust…
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  • Big questions in the Middle Kingdom
    My friend held an employee meeting in China. It was not business as usual.By Stanley BingFORTUNE -- When it comes to doing business, it can pretty much be said that every place is different. I remember going to Irving, Texas, a long time ago, wher…
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Chris Anderson - The Long Tail

  • Hiatus
    This blog is on hiatus, but you can follow me on Twitter and at DIY Drones, where I’m posting daily. I’ll use this blog for occasional longer pieces that don’t fit either of those two other spots.
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  • The Long Tail of Travel
    For a recent speech to a travel company, we pulled together some data on the changing shape of travel due to low-cost carriers, online travel information and social-media driven word of mouth taking tourists beyond the usual top destinations. As...
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  • Is this how the singularity happens?
    This was one of those freaky moments when the future sneaks up and smacks you. I was on a plane earlier this week and took a break from work to watch the movie while they served dinner. It was Terminator...
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Micah Baldwin - Learn To Duck

  • Svbtle – Simple Ideas
    Hey all, Dustin Curtis asked me to join his Svbtle Network, and I accepted. For the near future, I will be posting over there at Learntoduck.net. Go check out my first post, Your Early Adopters Don’t Matter.
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  • Why an Accelerator?
    This am, I got an email from Nicole who runs Techstars Boulder reminding the mentors that Friday is the last day to apply. “Cool,” I thought, “I’ll just tweet that out.” But right before hitting send, I got an email from an entrepreneur wit…
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  • You Can Keep Your I Love Yous
    The greatest gift you can give an entrepreneur is creative criticism. The greatest skill an entrepreneur can have is critical listening. I was going to write a long post (and now that I have started writing, I will probably end up being long-winded)…
    - , 4 Mar 12, 8:52pm -

Yvonne DiVita - Lip-Sticking

  • newHome & Family and the Hallmark Channel celebrate season 2 with the Renew-It-All Sweepstakes
    By Donna DeClemente, Donna's Promo Talk Home & Family, which is part of The Hallmark Channel family, is celebrating Season 2 of their series with the Renew-It-All-Sweepstakes which they launched on March 31. The sweepstakes is offering one lucky winn…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 4:16pm -
  • 5 Ways to Play the What if Game... and be serious about it
    by Yvonne DiVita "I'm just funning ya," the kid in the commercial says, to a famous football star. This after challenging him with ways he, the kid, is going to become even more famous and also become the football star's mother's favorite... "I'm jus…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 5:50pm -
  • Calling The PollyAnna In All Of Us
    Post by Blog Manager Robbi Hess Okay, I admit, I try to think and be positive. There are days when I figure if I just fake it, it will happen, right? Blah. Somedays I just want to be negative. I just want to wallow in a bit of self pity, drown my sor…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 2:52pm -

David Dalka - Online Marketing Management Business Strategy

John Hunter - Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog

  • Innovative Thinking at Amazon: Paying Employees $5,000 to Quit
    Amazon continues to be innovative not just in technology but with management thinking. Jeff Bezos has rejected the dictates exposed most vociferously by Wall Street mouthpieces and MBAs that encourage short term thinking and financial gimmicks which…
    - 4 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 9:53am -
  • Toyota Understands Robots are Best Used to Enhance the Value Employees Provide
    Toyota has always seen robotics as a way to enhance what staff can do. Many USA executives think of robotics as a way to reduce personnel. Toyota wants to use the brainpower of employees to continually improve the organization. Toyota … Continue re…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 6:08am -
  • Steve Jobs on Quality, Business and Joseph Juran
    This webcast shows an interesting interview with Steve Jobs when he was with NeXT computer. He discusses quality, business and the experience of working with Dr. Juran at NeXT computer. The video is likely from around 1991. America’s in a … Conti…
    - 19 days ago, 31 Mar 14, 8:21am -

Krishna De - Business Growth News

Niall DeVitt - Bloggertone

  • new#TYBCommunity Round-Up: Resources For Blogging, Twitter Search & More
    Resources for writing a blog post, successful content, twitter search, management skills, exporting to Europe and lots more in this latest #TYBCommunity roundup.The post #TYBCommunity Round-Up: Resources For Blogging, Twitter Search & More appeared f…
    - 16 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 12:30pm -
  • new3 More Apps For Dynamic Social Media Marketing
    Sometimes social media marketing feels like shouting into the void. Every business worth its salt is online, especially on Twitter. How do you get heard?The post 3 More Apps For Dynamic Social Media Marketing appeared first on Tweak Your Biz.
    - 18 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 10:00am -
  • newUse Japan’s 5-S System To Optimize Your Business
    The Japanese have made achieving the highest levels of quality part of their business DNA. These major guiding principles are captured in Japan’s Five “S” System.The post Use Japan’s 5-S System To Optimize Your Business appeared first on Twea…
    - 21 hours ago, 18 Apr 14, 7:00am -

Lisa Hartwell - Secret Women's Business Network

  • Bad Times Happen
    Yes, things have been pretty quiet around here lately. There’s a reason (or series of reasons) for that. And it’s prompted me to write a post about something that not many people talk about in the business world – especially not the online busi…
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  • Something for the Weekend: 29th October 2011
    For those of you keeping track, there was no Something for the Weekend last week. Quite simply, I didn’t read or watch anything business-related online. I was away visiting family and friends and stayed offline as much as possible. This week it’s…
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  • Best Business Podcasts for a Long Drive and Maintaining Sanity
    Over the last few weeks I have done a hell of a lot of driving to see family and friends. Unlike many people I know, I actually like driving long distances, which is just as well since I choose to live in Plymouth which is miles from anywhere. You kn…
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Ed Batista - Executive Coaching & Change Management

  • Riding the Wave (Conscious Competence)
    What happens when we learn new skills that take us out of our comfort zone? When we're striving to be authentic, is it OK when we act with intention and forethought? The Conscious Competence model, developed by Martin Broadwell in...
    - 12 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 5:12am -
  • Coaching Your Employees (HBR Webinar Video and Summary)
    A few weeks ago I conducted a 1-hour webinar for HBR on Coaching Your Employees, and an archived video of my talk is now available. HBR has also produced a well-written 7-page summary of my comments [PDF, 480KB], and you...
    - 12 days ago, 6 Apr 14, 5:05pm -
  • Make More Skateboards
    Fernando Blat recently tweeted a pic of a slide describing how Spotify builds a product (which I've re-posted below.) The essence of the slide is that Spotify does not build by painstakingly crafting a perfect product that's not functional until...
    - 23 days ago, 27 Mar 14, 9:00am -

Patrick O'Keefe - Managing Communities

Mark Beese - Leadership For Lawyers

  • Signs of the times
    A few interesting notes: The ACC GC Survey confirms that in-house legal departments continue to expand internally. 83% hired new lawyers when they needed staff. 64% created new positions last year. One GC I met last year said it is...
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  • Building Insight
    Great article on "Reading a Room" and building insight for leaders.
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  • Growth is Dead e-book
    If you missed reading Bruce MacEwen's posts about the post-recession legal economy, you can either scroll through his blog or read it as an e-book (which is what I did, so I could read it on a plane on the...
    - , 23 Mar 13, 3:28pm -

George Anderson - Notes from the World of Anger Management

Gary Cohen - CO2 Partners

  • Action Questions
    by Gary CohenAfter three years of researching how and why leaders use questions to lead it hit me. I wish I could say it hit me from purposesful contenplation but like most great discoveries it came by accedent. I had sent out a question to some of t…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 10:52am -
  • Partnership Paradox
    by Gary Cohen  “The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.” - Theodore Roosevelt Going into business is a high-risk game. It is not for the faint of heart. The success rate of survivin…
    - 9 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 10:26am -
  • 5 Minute Buddhist
    by Gary Cohen“The Miracle is not to walk on water. The Miracle is to walk on the green Earth, dwelling deeply in the present moment, feeling truly alive.”  –Thich Nhat Hanh THE 5 MINUTE BUDDHIST (Printable PDF) Harold Ramis produced over 20…
    - 9 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 8:54pm -

Gaye van den Hombergh - Winning Workplaces

  • Winning Workplaces Update
    After careful consideration, Winning Workplaces has concluded that it will not be carrying out the 2012 Top Small Company Workplaces competition with Inc. Magazine.  In 2010 and 2011 we collaborated with Inc. on this recognition project honoring sma…
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  • Essential Reading After Release of 2011 Cisco Connected World Technology Report
    If your company needs or wants to do a better job of investing in your workplace to attract the best young talent, the 2011 Cisco Connected World Technology Report that the networking and communications giant released today is required reading. An i…
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  • Saying Thank You: Weighing the Costs and Benefits
    Christopher Wallace is Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Amsterdam Printing, a leading provider of personalized promotional pens and other personalized items such as imprinted apparel and mugs and customized calendars. In the following gues…
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