LEAD ON PURPOSE

  • Please Take My Reader Survey

    Please Take My Reader Survey

    Help Me Create Content That Serves Your Needs I’m updating my platform to make sure it does the best possible job of answering your needs and interests. And that means I need to know more about you. Would you please … Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 23 May 16, 1:15pm -
  • How leaders create great companies with stakeholders

    How leaders create great companies with stakeholders

    Thanks to the Industrial Age we (still) live in a world where most companies hire employees. They look for people with the right education, who have been trained with the right skills to do their job.  They create a human … Continue reading →
    - 11 days ago, 16 May 16, 12:30pm -
  • The executive leader of the FUTURE: Trusted Steward

    The executive leader of the FUTURE: Trusted Steward

    Guest post by John Blakey Stewards inspire trust by re-defining the purpose of business to deliver in a new way—triple bottom-line goals—and then putting themselves and the organization in service of those goals. The triple bottom-line creates a…
    - 18 days ago, 9 May 16, 12:39pm -
  • Why great leaders are learners

    Why great leaders are learners

    Learning is one of the key tenets of leadership. Great leaders are learners. They read voraciously. They write and teach what they learn. Learning is as much a part of their life as eating. Learning is key to coming up … Continue reading →
    - 25 days ago, 2 May 16, 1:21pm -
  • How leaders rise above the distractions

    How leaders rise above the distractions

    How leaders rise above the distractions The corporate world is full of distractions. Many companies go to great lengths to provide workers with the tools, culture and environment to work productively, but workers still form habits that are killing th…
    - 32 days ago, 25 Apr 16, 11:32am -

800CEO READ

  • The Greats on Leadership: Classic Wisdom for Modern Managers

    The Greats on Leadership: Classic Wisdom for Modern Managers

    The Greats On Leadership: Classic Wisdom for Modern Managers by Jocelyn Davis, Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 288 pages, $29.95, Hardcover, May 2016, ISBN 9781857886399In last week’s review, we looked at a book that showed us how learning to keenly…
    - 12 hours ago, 26 May 16, 6:00pm -
  • The Hockey Stick Principles: The 4 Key Stages to Entrepreneurial Success

    The Hockey Stick Principles: The 4 Key Stages to Entrepreneurial Success

    The rise of “unicorn” startup companies like Uber, Facebook, and Snapchat have convinced many that now is the time to start the business that has always been at the back of their mind. What many don’t realize is that the startup landscape can b…
    - 3 days ago, 24 May 16, 2:00pm -
  • Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perception, Change Your Life

    Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perception, Change Your Life

    Visual Intelligence: Sharpen Your Perception, Change Your Life by Amy E. Herman, An Eamon Dolan Book, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28.00, Hardcover, May 2016, ISBN 9780544381056It all began when she brought a course created by a Yale professor of der…
    - 7 days ago, 19 May 16, 6:59pm -
  • The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence

    The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence

     Excerpt from the Introduction ofThe Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influenceby Dacher KeltnerPenguin Press  Life is made up of patterns. Patterns of eating, thirst, sleep, and fight or flight, which are so crucial to our individual survi…
    - 9 days ago, 18 May 16, 2:30pm -
  • The Purpose Effect: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization

    The Purpose Effect: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization

     Excerpt from Chapter One: The Purpose of Purpose The Purpose Effect: Building Meaning in Yourself, Your Role and Your Organization by Dan PontefractElevate Publishing  Members of the TeamThis is not a story of “us-versus-them,” of employ…
    - 11 days ago, 16 May 16, 4:00pm -

GREAT LEADERSHIP

  • Leveling the Playing Field

    Leveling the Playing Field

    But how, if we do not even know if we are considered a leading player? Guest post by Rosalie Chamberlain   It is really common to think we can assess someone and think we know how they will be.  There is a certain amount of wishful thinking when…
    - 18 hours ago, 26 May 16, 12:00pm -
  • The Art and Science of Professional Development

    The Art and Science of Professional Development

    Guest post from Bill Bartlett: What is your position on professional development? If you are among the top 20% of all executives, you believe it is as necessary as the air you breathe whereas the remaining 80% consider it to be a waste of time or giv…
    - 8 days ago, 19 May 16, 11:30am -
  • Why Hippies Make Great Business Leaders

    Why Hippies Make Great Business Leaders

    Guest post from Michael Klassen: After three decades of working in marketing, I thought I had heard or read nearly every story of innovation and entrepreneurship out there.  Then I uncovered a story of business invention and reinvention that nobody…
    - 15 days ago, 12 May 16, 3:29pm -
  • 7 Ways to Build Trust and Confidence with Your Team

    7 Ways to Build Trust and Confidence with Your Team

    Guest post from Karin Hurt and David Dye  When John needed something, he wanted it fast, and nothing made him want it faster than when the request was coming from his boss. John, figured that the most efficient way to get his answer and know that i…
    - 22 days ago, 5 May 16, 12:00pm -
  • The Virtue of Humility

    The Virtue of Humility

    Guest post by Ron Wallace: When you envision the best boss you ever worked for, what character trait comes to mind? Determination? Integrity? Maybe optimism? What about humility? Contrary to popular opinion, humility is not a sign of weakness -- it…
    - 29 days ago, 28 Apr 16, 12:00pm -

HOW TO BE A LEADER

CEO BLOG - TIME LEADERSHIP

  • The Trusted Executive

    The Trusted Executive

    I read a book by John Blakey - The Trusted Executive - Nine Leadership Habits that Inspire Results, Relationships and Reputation.I like the title since I like habits.  And distilling a complex topic into 9 things sounds attractive.The book leads wit…
    - 10 days ago, 17 May 16, 11:44am -
  • It is all about the little things

    It is all about the little things

    I like to garden.  Perhaps I should have figured out that I have hay-fever before I took it up.  That is the only downside except for the occasional sore back caused only by myself - by lifting wrong.Connecting with nature has health benefits accor…
    - 18 days ago, 9 May 16, 5:45pm -
  • My favourite time management trick - the Pomodoro System

    My favourite time management trick - the Pomodoro System

    I have not been able to bring myself to blog since the death of my nephew.   Zafer would have wanted us to live life so I am back blogging.++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++I have previously blogged about the Pomodoro system.   It is simple.  Set the…
    - 23 days ago, 3 May 16, 8:56pm -
  • Tribute to Zafer Estill

    Tribute to Zafer Estill

    It is with great difficulty, I share this post about the passing of my 19 year old nephew Zafer Estill.Thursday night after midnight I was called my my distraught brother, Lyle who shared the terrible news that his son was dead.  I could hardly unde…
    - 39 days ago, 18 Apr 16, 2:24am -
  • Happy Birthday Big Plans

    Happy Birthday Big Plans

    I had a birthday this week and my brother asked me if I had big plans.  The reply was "of course I have big plans - I always have big plans regardless of whether it is my birthday or not."Reflecting on how often those big plans come to fruition, I n…
    - 47 days ago, 10 Apr 16, 10:23am -

BUSINESS WISDOM

  • WHAT YOU WILL, NOT WHAT YOU DON'T

    WHAT YOU WILL, NOT WHAT YOU DON'T

    "Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance."Confucius 5th century BC Chinese teacher/philosopherYou might think ignorance implies stupidity.It doesn't.Ignorance is only about what you don't yet know and there's no limit on how much you…
    - 15 hours ago, 26 May 16, 3:18pm -
  • SOMETHING TO WORRY ABOUT

    SOMETHING TO WORRY ABOUT

    "Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength."Corrie Ten Boom, 20th century authorThis suggests we should just put worry aside and deal with problems as they arise.I wish it were that simple.But we can reduce, if not…
    - 2 days ago, 25 May 16, 3:25pm -
  • YOU LOSE, PERIOD, WHEN YOU LOSE CONTROL

    YOU LOSE, PERIOD, WHEN YOU LOSE CONTROL

    "Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured."Mark Twain, 19th century American author/humoristNot sure how this might apply to you?If not you might have a much bigger anger manage…
    - 3 days ago, 24 May 16, 4:39pm -
  • A MAJOR VIRTUE

    A MAJOR VIRTUE

    "Patience is bitter but its fruit is sweet."Jean-Jacques Rousseau 18th century French philosopherI rest Mr. Rousseau's case if you think you don't have time to understand what this means.
    - 3 days ago, 23 May 16, 6:22pm -
  • YOUR WAY, MY WAY, THE RIGHT WAY

    YOUR WAY, MY WAY, THE RIGHT WAY

    "If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking."George S. Patton, General US Army WWIIDifferences of opinion must ultimately be resolved if there is to be unanimous, or close to it, support for whatever is to be done.Just not initially.…
    - 7 days ago, 20 May 16, 3:47pm -

WOMEN ON BUSINESS

  • 7 Offline Marketing Tactics for Boosting Brand Awareness

    7 Offline Marketing Tactics for Boosting Brand Awareness

    Sponsored by Australian Corporate Essentials: In this fact paced, digital world, it’s easy to forget that marketing isn’t a job that has to be done exclusively online. In fact, now that so much of our advertising is digital, face to face human co…
    - 16 hours ago, 26 May 16, 2:19pm -
  • How to Create a Training Plan for your Employees

    How to Create a Training Plan for your Employees

    Hiring and retaining good employees are essential to small business growth. Many small businesses lack the resources to hire top talent and find themselves fighting for scraps in the employee gene pool. Small businesses tend to be the entry point for…
    - 9 days ago, 18 May 16, 2:55pm -
  • 5 Reasons to Outsource Your Payroll

    5 Reasons to Outsource Your Payroll

    Businesses are forever changing, whether it is through advances in technology or branching into new markets. However, one thing in business that will never change is the importance of paying your employees. While many businesses still choose to manag…
    - 10 days ago, 17 May 16, 3:54pm -
  • 3 Ways to Help Women Entrepreneurs to Success

    3 Ways to Help Women Entrepreneurs to Success

    Entrepreneurship is increasingly recognized as a real opportunity for women in the new economy and a driver of economic growth. Between 2002 and 2007, the number of women-owned businesses grew by 20%, whereas the growth in men-owned firms was 5.5%. F…
    - 11 days ago, 16 May 16, 2:50pm -
  • 4 Simple Ways to Turn Your Hobby into a Business

    4 Simple Ways to Turn Your Hobby into a Business

    What does it take to turn a hobby into a business? For many, the very idea can be daunting. Yet just as any journey begins with a single step, so too does the union between personal and professional fulfillment. Starting a business will require compl…
    - 12 days ago, 15 May 16, 4:00pm -

FORBES NETWORK

  • NewDreaded Superbug Found For First Time In U.S. Patient - A Physician's Perspective

    Dreaded Superbug Found For First Time In U.S. Patient - A Physician's Perspective

    Klebsiella and wbc – David Dorward, NIAID, PHILBrace yourselves. The scary antibiotic resistance gene, mcr-1, has been found in the U.S. for the first time, in a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman with symptoms of a urinary tract infection.This gene…
    - 2 hours ago, 27 May 16, 3:59am -
  • NewRevulsion To Used Goods Tests Asia's Uber-style Sharing Economy

    Revulsion To Used Goods Tests Asia's Uber-style Sharing Economy

    When Kanika Tekriwal started her private jet sharing service two years ago in India, aircraft owners weren’t going for it. They didn’t like the idea of letting other people use a prized possession even when it was idle and could make money if flo…
    - 3 hours ago, 27 May 16, 3:30am -
  • Michael Jordan And Rihanna Play One-On-One: Celebrity Footwear Sellouts

    Michael Jordan And Rihanna Play One-On-One: Celebrity Footwear Sellouts

    (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)About 30 millennials in San Francisco’s ultra-hep Hayes Valley neighborhood scored Rihanna’s Suede Creepers by Puma the morning of their release on May 26. The others left disappointed after a nearly immediate sellout…
    - 3 hours ago, 27 May 16, 3:08am -
  • Forgiving, Reasonable Martin Shkreli Endorses Donald Trump

    Forgiving, Reasonable Martin Shkreli Endorses Donald Trump

    It’s a New Yorker thing. Photo credit: dankmeme.netWhile I’ve been working on a post for tomorrow on the FDA’s approval of Braeburn Pharmaceuticals’ implantable buprenorphine (Probuphine) for maintenance therapy in opioid dependent individua…
    - 4 hours ago, 27 May 16, 2:51am -
  • Where New Yorkers Are Spreading Their Values (By Private Jet) This Summer

    Where New Yorkers Are Spreading Their Values (By Private Jet) This Summer

    While we know two prominent New York City area residents have plans to jet to conventions in Philadelphia and Cleveland this summer, Victor, a fast-growing broker of on-demand private jet charter flights shared with Forbes.com the top places other…
    - 4 hours ago, 27 May 16, 2:45am -

MANAGING LEADERSHIP

  • Shape Shifting

    Shape Shifting

    Due to an inexorable change in the direction and nature of my activities, as well as certain effects these are having on my discretionary writing schedule, I must herein announce that I will no longer be publishing to this site. The nature of the wri…
    - 12 Aug 14, 7:48pm -
  • High expectations

    High expectations

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  • Here and there – everywhere

    Here and there – everywhere

    We’ve covered two key elements of the 5-paragraph order used by the modern US military to not only transmit operational instructions to subordinates, but to ensure they have the perspective and context necessary to properly and intelligently carry…
    - 29 Jun 14, 5:57pm -
  • Putting it all in context

    Putting it all in context

    We’ve been working to offer concrete examples to explain why a primary management task is to impart perspective to the organization. Last week we looked at just one way the military does that through what is sometimes known as the mission-oriented…
    - 19 Jun 14, 8:48pm -
  • Making sense of it all

    Making sense of it all

    We’ve been arguing that perspective is a principle managerial task. Of course managers need to have perspective themselves – but the actual point here is that a major responsibility they shoulder as managers is to make sure that the organization…
    - 13 Jun 14, 11:04am -

THE PRACTISE OF LEADERSHIP

  • 3 Ways Leaders Become Self-Aware

    3 Ways Leaders Become Self-Aware

    You cannot become a great leader without self-awareness. Self-awareness is the ability to accept and proactively use feedback about oneself to improve your leadership skills. Self-aware leaders are able to respond appropriately to people and situatio…
    - 32 days ago, 24 Apr 16, 6:25pm -
  • Successful Leaders Know Themselves

    Successful Leaders Know Themselves

    ”In a few hundred years, when the history of our time will be written from a long-term perspective, it is likely that the most important event historians will see is not technology, not the Internet, not e-commerce. It is an unprecedented change in…
    - 41 days ago, 15 Apr 16, 6:32pm -
  • How to Move Stalled Strategic Conversations Forward

    How to Move Stalled Strategic Conversations Forward

    It’s a leaders responsibility to shape an organisation’s strategic conversation. Unless strategic conversations are managed change is difficult sustain.Copyright © George Ambler - George Ambler. Sign-Up for Actionable Leadership Insight. Delive…
    - 76 days ago, 12 Mar 16, 6:01am -
  • Making Change Stick with The Change Formula

    Making Change Stick with The Change Formula

    How to make change stick in todays fast paced world and avoid becoming a statistic.Copyright © George Ambler - George Ambler. Sign-Up for Actionable Leadership Insight. Delivered Weekly to Your Inbox.
    - 24 Jan 16, 6:27pm -
  • How to Create a Vision for Your Life

    How to Create a Vision for Your Life

    Bronnie Ware an Australian palliative care nurse who provides specialised medical care for people who are in the last 12 weeks of their lives. Whilst working with dying people, Bronnie recorded the dying thoughts of her patients in her book “The To…
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