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Jon Gordon

Scott Eblin - Next Level Leadership

  • Mindful Mondays: Ten Reasons Smiling is More Than Lip Service
    Hi, Diane Eblin here. I’m very excited to start contributing to the Next Level Blog. As a Certified Health Coach, I have worked first hand with overworked and overwhelmed professionals, coaches, and homemakers to help them discover and make the bes…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 10:11am -
  • 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…
    - 10 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…
    - 14 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 11:09am -

Michael Hyatt

Seth Godin

  • newIs digital the end of luxury brands?
    Luxury goods as we know them were invented/amplified/regulated by Colbert in the 1600s. At the beginning, luxury goods were better goods--better made, better leather, etc. This was actually a huge insight, and one that generated billions of dollars o…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 5:18pm -
  • newHow big is your shortcut budget?
    All of us are willing to spend a little time and a little money looking for a shortcut now and then. A quicker, more effective way to lose weight, make friends, earn money and get clean, fresh breath. Sometimes, one...       
    - 14 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 5:16am -
  • newThe generosity boomerang
    Here's conventional wisdom: Success makes you happy. Happiness permits you to be generous. In fact, it actually works like this: Generosity makes you happy. Happy people are more likely to be successful.       
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 5:40am -

Mike Henry Sr.

  • newCommunicate Vision – A Case Study
    Author’s note: This is a story from my first management position, not my first “leadership” position. I think you’ll agree, I was a manager with a leadership problem. My first management opportunities came with very small groups of people. Th…
    - 12 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:01am -
  • newWhat Jail Taught Me About Leadership
    I spent a little over two years of my life in jail … as an employee. One of the aspects of this responsibility years ago was oversight of the food production in our county correctional facility. It was a valuable experience for me and my team as we…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:12am -
  • newWhen Did Accountability Become Passé?
    From customers’ and suppliers’ viewpoint, Company X is fast growing, exciting, and high-energy. Inside, though, it’s a tornado. Fighting fires, arguing over who committed to what, why it didn’t happen, and noticing things that fell through th…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 1:25pm -

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…
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  • 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

  • Freaks Book Release Week
    Hi there! If you’re even vaguely considering getting my new book, The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earth, but are on the fence, here’s my big attempt to convince you, especially since this week is a big week in ensuring the success of its release. S…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 4:30am -
  • 7 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 14 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 4:57pm -

Jeremie Kubicek

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.
    - 10 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.
    - 15 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.
    - 23 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 9:11am -

Dan Rockwell - Leadership Freak

  • newSolving the Blabbing Leader Problem
    Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win one of twenty-five copies of, “Brief,” by Joe McCormack. In hectic environments brevity is power. People tune out when you blab on.… Continue reading →
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:38am -
  • newDon’t Get Ignored
    Long emails get pushed aside or ignored. “One of the worst things in people’s careers is to be ignored.” Joseph McCormack, author of, “Brief: Make a Bigger Impact by Saying Less.” People form… Continue reading →
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 9:46am -
  • newSix Small Choices that Transform Leadership
    Successful leadership depends on what you don’t see – secret decisions that are spread out over time and go nearly unnoticed. What you see, when you observe successful leaders in action, is the… Continue reading →
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 6:41am -

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…
    - 13 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…
    - 29 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…
    - 44 days ago, 11 Mar 14, 6:06pm -

Ron Edmondson

  • newShould the Position Be Paid or Volunteer?
    I received a great question recently.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t give a good answer.  Or, at least, not the answer they were seeking. They wanted an answer that would solve the issue. I couldn’t give that answer.  This individual is being aske…
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:50am -
  • newI Say This In Love…
    “I say this in love…” You can injure a lot of people with that term. “I say this in love” has caused a lot of damage over the years. In marriage… In church relationships… In work situations… In families… It can be in person or onlin…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 9:52am -
  • newWhy We Celebrate High Attendance Numbers
    We are celebrating our Easter number this week. It was a incredible day. Whenever we talk about celebrating an attendance number, I hear the same questions — why celebrate a number? Do numbers really matter? Isn’t it about glorifying God — what…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 7:10am -

S. Anthony Iannarino - The Sales Blog

  • newThe Bigger Why Always Wins
    The Bigger Why Always Wins is a post from: The Sales Blog | S. Anthony IannarinoThe Bigger Why Always Wins is a post from: The Sales Blog | S. Anthony Iannarino The bigger why always wins. “I have to make calls today because people are counting me…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 9:11pm -
  • newThe Last Word On Cold Calling Versus Social Media
    The Last Word On Cold Calling Versus Social Media is a post from: The Sales Blog | S. Anthony IannarinoThe Last Word On Cold Calling Versus Social Media is a post from: The Sales Blog | S. Anthony Iannarino I believe in social selling. I believe tha…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 10:46pm -
  • The Last Time We Spoke
    The Last Time We Spoke is a post from: The Sales Blog | S. Anthony IannarinoThe Last Time We Spoke is a post from: The Sales Blog | S. Anthony Iannarino I have clients who rely very heavily on text messages. Their children have trained them to use t…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Apr 14, 9:00pm -

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…
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  • 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

  • newHow to Find Leadership Blindspots
    Blindspots. Those problems that are right in front of us that we fail to see. We all have them not because we can’t find them, but because we don’t look very hard.In Leadership Blindspots, author Robert Shaw make this important observation: “L…
    - 16 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 2:34am -
  • 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…
    - 13 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…
    - 20 days ago, 4 Apr 14, 2:14pm -
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

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  • 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…
    - 60 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…
    - 63 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…
    - , 11 Jan 14, 5:28pm -

Steve Roesler - All Things Workplace

  • newHow To Get Support For Your Great Idea
    "One of the best ways to persuade others is by listening to them." --Dean Rusk, former U.S. Secretary of State Getting Attention to Gain Support Managerial attentiveness is certainly high on the list of employee wants/needs. But how about when...
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 11:28am -
  • 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!
    - 9 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…
    - 32 days ago, 24 Mar 14, 5:30am -

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…
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  • 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

  • newThe Skimming Way
    5 techniques for skimming. If you want to read faster, you need to know how to skim.
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 12:31pm -
  • 6 Steps to Emotional Mastery
    Master emotional intelligence and use your emotions as a source for insight and action.
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 12:24pm -
  • 10 Big Ideas from Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
    How a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area of work and life.
    - 5 days ago, 19 Apr 14, 3:21pm -

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…
    - 17 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…
    - 17 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…
    - 92 days ago, 23 Jan 14, 12:18am -

Michael Lee Stallard

  • Be a Connection Catalyst
                  #29 Be a Connection Catalyst – Research by Rob Cross, Barbara Frederickson and Lynn Anderson has shown that the emotions of a group can spiral up or down.  Take the initiative to be optimistic, positive and upbeat.  Intention…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Apr 14, 5:25pm -
  • Boston Strong and the Power of Connection
    Jeremy Kingsley, author of the book Inspired People Produce Results:  How Great Leaders Use Passion, Purpose and Principles to Unlock Incredible Growth, has some important insights into the power of connection.   I really appreciated how the co…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Apr 14, 10:49pm -
  • 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…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 5:43pm -

Wally Bock - Three Star Leadership Blog

Leadership In Action

  • newThe 4 Characteristics of Strategically Agile Leaders
    Senior executives and mid-level managers often ask us to explain the qualities and characteristics that differentiate strategic leaders from excellent leaders of other kinds. It is a fair question, one that we have been studying for over 20 years. To…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 6:11pm -
  • Coaching Opportunities Are Perishable
    Timing can be essential in a coaching situation, but leaders often forget the art of timing and approach a coaching conversation too quickly or too slowly.  Watch this TIP of the day and brush up on the art of timing when you coach.
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 5:39pm -
  • How 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…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 5:35pm -

Bill Reichart - Ministry Best Practices

  • newTrue Care Is In The Details
    Guest post by Taylor Doe from the CareNotebookPeople feel genuinely cared for when you remember the details in their lives.  Most pastors have a system for remembering details about relationships, and I’ve taken the time to study how these pastors…
    - 10 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 9:00am -
  • newThree Steps For Easy Ministry Management
    Guest Post by Laura IancuKeeping up with all the daily tasks of maintaining a congregation is hard enough. But when you want to implement new projects and activities, things get even more complicated. Thus management becomes one of the main skill…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 9:00am -
  • newWhy Unplugging May Be Good For You
    I have had several conversations recently with friends that have talked about their journey with unplugging. Unplugging from tech. Unplugging from social media. Unplugging from T.V.  Some people have done a complete fast for a season, while others h…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 9:26pm -

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

  • newEnjoy Yourself, It's Later Than You Think
    Dr. Frederic Loomis, a busy obstetrician, worked long, harried hours in his California hospital. One day, he received a letter that completely transformed his life:Peking, ChinaDear Doctor,Please don't be too surprised in getting a letter from me.…
    - 12 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:23am -
  • newIn the Valley of Trouble, Dig a Well
    "Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee, in whose heart are the ways of them, who passing through the valley of Baca, make it a well; the rain also fills the pools. They go from strength to strength—every one of them in Zion appeareth before…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 8:17am -
  • newA Beautiful Prayer to Begin the Day
    "Almighty and everlasting God, who is always more ready to hear than we to pray, and eager to give more than either we desire or deserve; Pour down upon us the abundance of your mercy; forgiving us those things that weigh down our hearts, and giving…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 7:23am -

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

  • newWill the Sunday After Easter be a Letdown?
    Many pastors, music leaders, and production personnel are breathing a deep sigh of relief after this past weekend. After all the planning, strategizing, prayer, preparation, and practice, the Easter weekend service(s) finally happened. Everything (…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:20am -
  • 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…
    - 10 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…
    - 23 days ago, 1 Apr 14, 11:32am -

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...
    - , 1 Jun 11, 5:27pm -

Leonard Hjalmarson - Next Reformation

  • the breastplate
    I arise today Through a mighty strength, the invocation of the Trinity, Through belief in the Threeness, Through confession of the Oneness of the Creator of creation. I arise today Through the strength of Christ’s birth with His baptism, Through th…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 9:45am -
  • 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…
    - 9 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…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 8:15am -

Andy Rowell - Church Leadership Conversations

Amy Simpson - Gifted for Leadership

Tim Stevens - Leading Smart

  • After 20 Years...a Change is Ahead
    Granger Community Church newsletter from September 14, 1994Twenty years ago this month I sat in a conference room in Mishawaka, Indiana. The Granger Community Church personnel committee, led by Phil McMartin, w…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 1:00pm -
  • Don't Call Me A Christian
    See if you identify at all with this 3-minute video...This was an amazing video put together to launch our recent series, "Don't Call Me a Christian." In my opinion, this series was in the top 5 best series we've ever done at Granger. So proud of the…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Apr 14, 7:08pm -
  • 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.…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 8:25am -

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…
    - 91 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…
    - 92 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…
    - 93 days ago, 21 Jan 14, 10:47am -

Workerette

Elaine Palmer - Executive Women 2.0

Todd Rhoades - Monday Morning Insight

  • Are you a ‘Frustrating Leader’?
    Do you frustrate your team? Perhaps your the pastor of a large church, or supervise a large team.  Do your team members find you frustrating? Or maybe your the pastor of a smaller church.  How does your board find working with you?  Is the relatio…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 7:30am -
  • Post Easter Blues. And why you can’t stop now.
    Whew! Easter is over. For many dynamic churches, this meant extra services and quite possibly the highest attendance of the year. And now that it’s Monday morning, you’re probably exhausted. But you can’t stop now. You see, it’s pretty easy t…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 7:22am -
  • A 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…
    - 6 days ago, 18 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…
    - , 4 Dec 08, 7:10pm -

Nicki Gilmour - The Glass Hammer

  • newWall Street Women Forum 2014: Success on Your Own Terms
    By Jarod Cerf During the Fifth Annual RegentAtlantic Wall Street Women Forum, host and event founder Jane Newton of RegentAtlantic polled the attendees via text on whether they thought women in finance had more opportunities today as compared to six…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 11:00am -
  • newNew Survey Reveals Gender Gap in Silicon Valley: Is It Worse Than We Thought?
    By Michelle Hendelman In a recent gender diversity survey released by Fenwick & West LLP, extensive data about the growth of women in leadership positions at companies included in the Standard & Poor’s 100 Index (S&P 100) and companies included in…
    - 13 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 6:00am -
  • newGender Judo: How to negotiate a pay raise
    Guest contribution By Dr. Joan C. Williams Studies show that 57 percent of men but only 7 percent of women negotiate their starting salaries—but when women do negotiate people are less likely to hire them or want to work with them. So helping women…
    - 2 days ago, 23 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…
    - 56 days ago, 27 Feb 14, 10:00am -
  • 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…
    - 77 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…
    - 91 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…
    - , 22 Oct 09, 6:23pm -
  • 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…
    - , 14 Oct 09, 8:49am -
  • 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…
    - , 7 Oct 09, 7:26pm -

Susan Gunelius - Women on Business

  • newSituational Awareness in the Boardroom
    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 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 5:13pm -
  • newConnecting People, Businesses, and Countries with Coffee
    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…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 9:34am -
  • newTop 50 Companies for Diversity in 2014
    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…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 9:52am -

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…
    - , 4 May 12, 7:51pm -
  • 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...
    - , 1 May 12, 8:51pm -
  • 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...
    - , 19 Apr 12, 10:34am -

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.…
    - , 6 Oct 11, 9:56am -
  • 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…
    - , 28 Aug 11, 5:42pm -
  • 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…
    - , 9 Aug 11, 9:45pm -

Future Women Leaders Blog

  • Wasting Time & Money [Infographic]
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    - , 4 Jul 12, 9:57pm -
  • 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…
    - , 27 Jun 12, 9:51pm -
  • 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…
    - , 20 Jun 12, 9:37pm -

Tom Foster - Management Skills Blog

  • Documenting Work Flow Issues

    - 14 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 6:39am -
  • 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…
    - 31 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…
    - 37 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…
    - , 29 Jun 12, 10:52am -
  • 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…
    - , 25 Jun 12, 8:00am -
  • 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…
    - , 18 Jun 12, 7:00am -

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…
    - 9 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 24 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…
    - 84 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…
    - 85 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
    - 86 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…
    - , 19 Feb 10, 4:58pm -

Michael Wade - Execupundit

  • newWhat If?
    McArthur's Rant has a triple espresso question.
    - 4 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 3:00pm -
  • newAn Angel Strolls By and Then Pauses
    A scene from the classic film "Wings of Desire."
    - 6 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 12:39pm -
  • newCultural Offering's Big Move
    Cultural Offering, a truly great blog and daily read, has a new address. I think most of the heavy lifting has been done and Kurt's sitting on boxes, drinking beer, and wondering where to put the lamps.
    - 7 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 12:08pm -

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…
    - 24 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…
    - 34 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…
    - 35 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...
    - 77 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...
    - 79 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...
    - 85 days ago, 29 Jan 14, 6:28pm -

The Change Blog

  • newOvercoming My Fear of Giving Birth
     “Rather than succumb to your fears, get to know them i […]The post Overcoming My Fear of Giving Birth appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.
    - 11 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 8:30am -
  • Odds Are, It’s Not About You
    As a university instructor teaching entrepreneurship, I […]The post Odds Are, It’s Not About You appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.
    - 7 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 9:55am -
  • The Seduction of Addiction – And 5 Steps for Telling It Goodbye
    “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived […]The post The Seduction of Addiction – And 5 Steps for Telling It Goodbye appeared first on Change Your Life | The Change Blog.
    - 9 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 10:11am -

Jim Stroup - Managing Leadership

  • newThe meaning of management
    Surprisingly, it isn’t all that clear what the professional activity is that managers do. Indeed, as he delved in to the effort to define “management” in his must-have “Management: tasks, responsibilities, practices” (see review here), Pete…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 11:32am -
  • Putting 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…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 11:53am -
  • 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…
    - 16 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 6:05am -

Lisa Haneberg - Management Craft

  • My 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...
    - 6 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 10:48pm -
  • 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...
    - 10 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...
    - 40 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...
    - , 8 Jan 13, 9:43pm -
  • 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…
    - , 8 Jan 07, 6:07pm -
  • 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…
    - , 21 Dec 06, 10:43am -

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…
    - , 21 Mar 12, 12:39pm -
  • 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.…
    - , 20 Mar 12, 12:07pm -
  • 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

  • newHey Lama, How About A Little Something, You Know, For The Effort?
    If you enjoy reading this blog, how about a little something for the effort - between now and Friday, April 25th? After more than 100 posts here at Innovate Rotary!, it is moving for me to look back...To read the full story, click the story title a…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 11:55am -
  • 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…
    - , 7 Jan 14, 10:18am -
  • 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…
    - , 6 Mar 13, 4:29pm -

The Student Affairs Collaborative Blog

  • newValue(s) in Higher Education – Why WHY Matters
    The discussion of the value of higher education has become ubiquitous–parents, pundits, and even the President have an opinion on what higher education is good for, how much it should cost, and in some cases, what exactly it should look like. But n…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 2:58pm -
  • newBest of #SAchat Tweets – Week of 04/21/2014
    Every day the #sachat feed is full of great resources, professional musings, and important questions that have been posed to the community. Here is a highlight of some of the tweets from the stream during the last week. We know this list is only scra…
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  • newTuesday Tally – 4/22/14 – Is #HigherEd a business?
      Happy Tuesday, all! A topic I see popping up often relates to the question debating if #HigherEd is a business or not. I have also noticed more and more colleagues with an MBA or pursuing an MBA. I will self-disclose that my graduate program was v…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 11:53am -

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…
    - 63 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…
    - 79 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…
    - 65 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…
    - , 23 Mar 11, 1:27pm -

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…
    - 15 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…
    - 31 days ago, 24 Mar 14, 12:18pm -
  • 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…
    - 36 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…
    - , 29 Jan 09, 5:40pm -
  • 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…
    - , 16 Dec 08, 11:19pm -
  • 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

  • End of the year checklist
    As a leader of your student organization, take a little time this week to make sure your group is set for summer. Don't passively drift into finals week and vacation. Taking a little time to put things in order before you head out could really make…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 14, 4:00am -
  • 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…
    - 38 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…
    - 52 days ago, 3 Mar 14, 9:13am -

Dan McCarthy - Great Leadership

  • newHow to Convince Your Boss You’re Ready For a Promotion
    Guest post from Karin Hurt: You think you’re ready to be promoted. Your boss… not so much. Perhaps she’s known you for years and she still has an outdated view of your professional maturity and competencies. Or, maybe there’s a style dif…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 5:06pm -
  • newYou Can be a Tough Leader and not be an S.O.B.
    Have you ever heard this said about a manager:"Well, he gets results, but leaves a trail of bodies in his wake"The thing that drives me crazy is way too many organizations (and people) accept this as OK. You know, you can get results and treat peo…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 8:00am -
  • Add 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…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 8:00am -

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

  • newReference Books for Executives
    Today's business world is extremely complex and challenging. It's easy for even the most seasoned executive to make a mistake or overlook a detail that can lead to utter failure for his or her business. We have entered a new...
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 3:39pm -
  • newTo Write or Not to Write?
    The advent of computers and cell phones has created a sort of a fast and convenient way to communicate. But although these communication options are all quick and easy, they're not all created equal. Before you send a text or...
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 7:46am -
  • Thinking 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...
    - 8 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 2:54pm -

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.
    - , 5 May 13, 7:59pm -

George Ambler - The Practice Of Leadership

  • new6 Ideas that Define Leadership
    What is leadership? A Google search on the term leadership yields about 134,000,000 hits! An Amazon search yields over 112,000 results for books on the subject. Wow! I have been writing this blog for some time and whilst I have explored how others h…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 1:45pm -
  • Leader Provocation #1
      Pause. Reflect. Engage Is this something you need to do?
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 10:00am -
  • An Important Question for Leaders
    Too much to do and not enough time. This is the biggest challenge facing leaders today. Leaders find that there are many good things to do, it’s difficult to decide where to focus, what gets done and what gets left undone. Here’s a way to cut th…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 9:47am -

David Zinger - Zinger On Strength-Based Leadership

  • Employee 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 10 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…
    - 15 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 8:05am -

Mick Yates

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…
    - , 16 Oct 08, 8:35am -
  • 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…
    - , 1 Oct 08, 7:00pm -
  • 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
    - , 5 Feb 08, 11:03am -
  • Inspiring someone . . .
    “Inspiring someone is awakening a viewpoint that realizes that something that seemed impossible can actually be done.” ~Harry Palmer
    - , 7 Jan 08, 2:11pm -

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…
    - 29 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,…
    - 38 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…
    - 43 days ago, 12 Mar 14, 10:00am -

Steve Gladis - Survival Leadership

  • newQuiet: Post #5--Temperament
    Temperament at Birth?  Jerome Kagan, developmental psychologist at Harvard, studied introversion and extroversion in children. One experiment was particularly telling. Kagan exposed a group of 4-month-old children to a tape recording of noises—voi…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:52am -
  • Quiet: Post #4--Brainstorming
    Brainstorming—Not So Fast: Alex Osborn, an advertising exec in the 1940-1950s, created “brainstorming,” believing that a nonjudgmental environment was key to idea generation. However, 40 years of rigorous research shows he was wrong! Individual…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 7:50am -
  • Quiet: Post #3--Groupthink
    The New Groupthink: Over-collaboration can actually hurt creativity. Studies at Berkeley to identify the most creative people showed that more creative people were introverts. For them, solitude was a catalyst. The New Groupthink has schools and corp…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Apr 14, 7:48am -

Grant McCracken

  • newBosco and the memory of William Drenttel
    A couple of days ago, I wrote about Bosco, the 8 year-old who knows all about meth labs and not a lot else. I got precisely one response, a woman who said this was kind of problem she likes to solve.  And that was it. I thought, “maybe if I develo…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 2:31pm -
  • newA celebrity lab by celebrities for celebrities
    I read somewhere recently that Judy Greer has  a way to categorize her fans.  So when she sees them in public, she can tell who she’s dealing with. Perfect, I thought.  It’s about time celebs turned the tables.  We spent a lot of time talking…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 12:39pm -
  • newOrphan Black and cultural style
    Readers of this blog know that I’m a fan of the show Orphan Black on BBC America (Saturdays at 9:00). It resonates with the transformational and multiplicity themes so active in our culture now.  See my post here. I finally got to see Episode 1 of…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 11:58am -

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…
    - , 17 Dec 12, 1:32pm -

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
    - , 18 Jun 11, 8:38pm -
  • 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
    - , 29 May 11, 8:46pm -
  • 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
    - , 6 Mar 11, 10:39pm -

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…
    - , 18 Oct 12, 11:57am -
  • 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…
    - , 15 Oct 12, 9:53am -
  • 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…
    - , 3 Mar 12, 4:12pm -
  • 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…
    - , 2 May 10, 12:55pm -
  • 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…
    - , 21 Apr 10, 10:37pm -

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…
    - , 17 Apr 13, 2:49pm -
  • 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…
    - , 17 Apr 13, 1:42pm -
  • 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…
    - , 13 Oct 10, 8:30am -

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

  • newCool Friend: Dennis Littky
    For the second time, we’ve interviewed Dennis Littky, the co-founder and co-director of Big Picture Learning. Read his new Cool Friends interview to learn how he’s brought the project-based curriculum that has worked so well at theThe post Cool…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 10:20am -
  • 9 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…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 10:26am -
  • Mauritius
    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:…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 1:10pm -

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…
    - , 7 May 13, 2:36pm -
  • 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…
    - , 23 Jan 13, 12:17pm -
  • 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…
    - , 23 May 12, 6:02pm -

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…
    - , 17 Feb 11, 12:00pm -
  • 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…
    - , 22 Dec 10, 2:15am -

Robin Sharma

  • Become a Rockstar of Productivity
    Robin Sharma share some of his most powerful productivity insights and tools.
    - 7 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.
    - 9 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.
    - 18 days ago, 6 Apr 14, 4:14pm -

Terry Starbucker - Ramblings From A Glass Half Full

  • new6 Reliable Clues That Reveal Your Leadership Effectiveness
    “How am I doing?”   You don’t have to wait until your annual or 360 reviews to find out, or even pose the question to somebody- all you have to do is know how to see the clues that are out there in the workplace, every day. I’ve found that t…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 10:30am -
  • The Absolutely Essential Qualities Of Great Leadership
    “This (leadership) really is hard to learn. People keep trying the easy way out – they keep reading the books, they keep going to the courses –that’s only feeding your intellect.  You cannot learn this as a concept. You have to learn it from…
    - 4 days ago, 20 Apr 14, 6:30pm -
  • Torn 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…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 10:30am -

Jonathan Pearson

  • new15 Lessons From Living With A Pregnant Wife
    My wife and I met our first child a couple of weeks ago. It’s been a crazy ride full of ups and downs and little lessons. Not long after my wife got...
    - 2 days ago, 23 Apr 14, 5:00am -
  • Life Lessons From Twitter
    Less can be more You only get 140 characters Like in twitter, sometimes less is more. I’ve learned this lesson in many conversations I’ve had recently. You see, I like to talk....
    - 4 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 5:33am -
  • 3 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....
    - 9 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 5:00am -

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…
    - 10 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…
    - 16 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…
    - 22 days ago, 3 Apr 14, 12:17am -

Sharlyn Lauby - HR Bartender

  • newEnding the Employment Relationship – Ask #HR Bartender
    You can just hear the frustration in today’s reader note: For the past year, I worked as a bartender at the same place. I got fired for covering a shift that was out of my element – I worked the floor as a server, which I had not done before. My…
    - 14 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 5:15am -
  • newDiscussing Salary Information In the Office
    There’s a never-ending conversation about whether it’s acceptable to discuss pay with co-workers. I’m of the mindset that a person’s pay is their own business. So if someone wants to tell everyone their pay – go right ahead. It’s your inf…
    - 3 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 5:15am -
  • The Resume Isn’t Dead [poll results]
    A few weeks ago, I asked “Do You Really Need a Resume?” in a poll. Here’s what you said:   Judging by the responses, there’s not much to report. The resume isn’t dead. Long live the resume. Poll: The Resume Isn't DeadClick To Tweet - Power…
    - 5 days ago, 20 Apr 14, 6:15am -

John Maxwell

  • newFresh eyes, but frustrated?
    Recently, I was asked a question that I hear pretty often.Usually the questioner is young, perhaps newly-graduated from school. They’re almost always new to their current job. And I can often hear their frustration when they ask:“Please tell me,…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 11:30am -
  • Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
    When it comes to job performance, there’s really not much difference between an ordinary person and an extraordinary person. Consider the game of baseball. Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers had the best batting average in the major leagues last…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 8:21am -
  • Stress: 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…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 11:29am -

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…
    - , 20 Jul 10, 4:20pm -
  • 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…
    - , 16 Jun 10, 12:55pm -
  • 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…
    - , 26 May 10, 10:15am -

Art Petty - Management Excellence

Daniel Decker - Possibilities & Perspective

  • I’m a Proud Freak (And You Could Be Too)
    I just bought 8 copies of Chris Brogan’s new book (and I think you should pick up a copy too). Why did I buy 8? It’s not just because Chris is a friend, which he is. And it’s not just because I personally find the book of great value, which I d…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 12:47pm -
  • 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…
    - 24 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…
    - 31 days ago, 24 Mar 14, 7:38am -

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.
    - , 7 Mar 12, 11:23am -

Tanveer Naseer

  • newHow Successful Leaders Build Teams That Thrive
    When it comes to leadership in today’s fast-paced, interconnected world, there’s no question that the only constant we should expect is change. It’s a reality that came to mind recently after I announced my decision to resign my position as the…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 10:00am -
  • 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…
    - 9 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…
    - 16 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 10:00am -

Scott Williams - Big Is The New Small

  • Michael Jordan Wisdom – Rare Interviews On Life, Success, Failure, Persistence and Sports
    Great wisdom, encouragement and inspiration from the greatest ever. Michael Jordan Wisdom – Rare Interviews On Life, Success, Failure, Persistence and Sports is a post from: Big Is The New SmallMichael Jordan Wisdom – Rare Interviews On Life, Suc…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 9:43am -
  • 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…
    - 9 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…
    - 11 days ago, 13 Apr 14, 9:25pm -

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

  • Inspiring team vitality
      We’re hard-wired to be critical, continually on the lookout for “what’s wrong”. This might come from our human brains that were needed by our primitive ancestors to be aware of threats in their surroundings in order to survive. This critic…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 8:03am -
  • 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…
    - 10 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…
    - 15 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 8:01am -

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...
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  • 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,...
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Susan Mazza - Random Acts of Leadership

  • newHow WIll You Spend Tomorrow?
    My daughter posed a question to my husband and I over dinner one night:“If you knew you were guaranteed to receive $86,400 a day, at 12:01 am every day for the rest of your life, how would you spend it?”The only catch is that you must spend it…
    - 23 hours ago, 23 Apr 14, 7:55pm -
  • The 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 14 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 12:00pm -

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...
    - 22 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...
    - 37 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…
    - 52 days ago, 3 Mar 14, 8:00am -

Ron Periera - LSS Academy

Tom Shulte - Linked 2 Leadership

  • new6 Leadership Lessons of a Machiavellian Manager
    Desperate to get control over her misbehaving children, Suzanne Evans turned to Niccolo Machiavelli’s famous sixteenth-century book about politics, The Prince, and used his “manipulative rules” to bring order to the chaos. In her book Machiavel…
    - 2 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 5:10pm -
  • newWise Leaders Embrace “Benign Subversives”
    We all hate naysayers, snipers and back room gossips. They subvert our vision, undermine our message and divert attention from our objectives. They must be rooted out, disciplined, fired! “Men in authority will always think that criticism of their…
    - 2 days ago, 22 Apr 14, 8:42am -
  • Leadership 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…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 7:00am -

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…
    - 10 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 18 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)…
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Yvonne DiVita - Lip-Sticking

  • Why Aren't More Women in Leadership Positions?
    Guest post by Georgina Stewart Despite strides made in equality, we still struggle to see substantial amounts of women in executive or leadership positions; many view this as a shortage that needs to be tackled. However, before this issue can be reso…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Apr 14, 7:30am -
  • Home & 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 9 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 5:50pm -

David Dalka - Online Marketing Management Business Strategy

John Hunter - Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog

Krishna De - Business Growth News

Niall DeVitt - Bloggertone

  • new#TYBtop10: Email And Newsletter Marketing
    Over the years, we’ve published lots of great advice and insights on email marketing. Here are the ten most popular Tweak Your Biz articles ever on email and newsletter marketing.The post #TYBtop10: Email And Newsletter Marketing appeared first on…
    - 9 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 10:00am -
  • newIs SVG Image Good For Your Website?
    With the basic programming used in web design, Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) image offers a handful of benefits for your website.The post Is SVG Image Good For Your Website? appeared first on Tweak Your Biz.
    - 12 hours ago, 24 Apr 14, 7:00am -
  • new8 Key Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail
    Making a success of a personal business venture is not easy. 80% of small companies eventually fail, according to a BBC report of 2010. So why do new companies struggle, and how can small company owners try and ensure they become one of the ‘other…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Apr 14, 10:00am -

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...
    - 18 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...
    - 18 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...
    - 28 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

  • 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 15 days ago, 9 Apr 14, 8:54pm -
  • Say It 7 Times
    by Gary Cohen“My fascination with letting images repeat and repeat–or in film’s case ‘run on’–manifests my belief that we spend much of our lives seeing without observing.”           - Andy Warhol Say it 7 times to make it so. The…
    - 16 days ago, 8 Apr 14, 8:54am -

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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