LEAD ON PURPOSE


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  • Launching winning products and services

    Launching winning products and services

    One of the more difficult tasks for a company is launching new products and initiatives. It’s easier to focus on designing and building products than getting them successfully into the market. Launching your new products and services is critical to…
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  • How to accelerate your journey to success

    How to accelerate your journey to success

    One of the key objectives of Lead on Purpose is to provide ideas and motivation to my readers to help you improve your success, regardless of your area(s) of focus. When I find things that help, I share them. What … Continue reading →
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  • What I’m doing to make 2017 the year of action

    What I’m doing to make 2017 the year of action

    It’s been on my mind for the last few months. Everything I’ve read lately seems to speak it to me. Over the last few weeks as I’ve been planning 2017 this word keeps coming back with force. The word is … Continue reading →
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  • How to create a culture of innovation

    How to create a culture of innovation

    Disruptive and incremental innovations: How to ascend the ladders and avoid the snakes Guest post by Gaia Grant and Andrew Grant Current realities are harsh. Whereas once it was enough to bring out slow incremental improvements, to give time to … C…
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  • Recognizing your path to success

    Recognizing your path to success

    Every successful individual I’ve ever met has told me their path to success was filled with surprises and obstacles they never thought about before they started. Things happened they never anticipated. They experienced both positive surprises and d…
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800CEO READ


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  • The 2016 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year

    The 2016 800-CEO-READ Business Book of the Year

    Tonight, I announced at our annual book awards and industry appreciation party that 800-CEO-READ has selected What Works: Gender Equality by Design by Iris Bohnet (Belknap Press) as the 2016 Business Book of the Year.Awards can be seen as an immorta…
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  • The 2016 Jack Covert Award for Contribution to the Business Book Industry: Hollis Heimbouch

    The 2016 Jack Covert Award for Contribution to the Business Book Industry: Hollis Heimbouch

    Harper Business’s Hollis Heimbouch is the recipient of the third annual Jack Covert Award for Contribution to the Business Book Industry.Heimbouch is currently the VP and Publisher at Harper Business, where she has published established voices lik…
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  • Fit for Growth: A Guide to Strategic Cost Cutting, Restructuring, and Renewal

    Fit for Growth: A Guide to Strategic Cost Cutting, Restructuring, and Renewal

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  • Business Books to Watch in January

    Business Books to Watch in January

    2017 is starting off strong in the publication of business books. These are just twenty (and it was hard to pare it down to just twenty) of the books we have our eyes on in the first month of the new year—in chronological order of their publicatio…
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  • Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos

    Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos

    Smart Collaboration: How Professionals and Their Firms Succeed by Breaking Down Silos by Heidi K. Gardner, Harvard Business Review Press, 272 pages, $32.00, Hardcover, ISBN 9781633691100Abraham Maslow famously said: "I suppose it is tempting, if the…
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GREAT LEADERSHIP


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  • Values Alignment for First Responders and More

    Values Alignment for First Responders and More

    Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds:I am thankful for many things--only one of which is our first responders. Law enforcement and fire personnel lay their lives on the line every day. Their jobs are immensely stressful and demanding, and 99% of them ser…
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  • 6 Essential Characteristics for Leading Simplification

    6 Essential Characteristics for Leading Simplification

    Guest post from Lisa Bodell:As leaders, we’re responsible for setting the tone of our organization through policy and strategy, as well as our behavior. I believe that leaders have an obligation to work efficiently and effectively so that others do…
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  • Spin vs. Sorry: How to Mess Up Well & Become Authentic

    Spin vs. Sorry: How to Mess Up Well & Become Authentic

    Guest post from Bill Munn: “It was my mistake. I’m sorry. Please forgive me."It’s important to get these phrases written down, before they become obsolete. For a few decades now, the popularity of “spin,” with its tempting save-face claims,…
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  • Employee Motivation and the Holiday Season

    Employee Motivation and the Holiday Season

    Guest post by Mackenzie Kyle:  Ah, the holiday season.  A time to be nice to your fellow humans, a time to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year, and to look forward to the excitement that the New Year brings.  Or, from a more Scrooge-…
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  • Trying not to Lose is Different than Trying to Win

    Trying not to Lose is Different than Trying to Win

    Guest post from Michael G. Winston: Today’s winning leader is not just here to weather the storm; they are here to completely change the game.To survive and prosper in 2017, companies must adopt a way of managing that is based on their capacity to…
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HOW TO BE A LEADER

CEO BLOG - TIME LEADERSHIP


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  • Habits

    Habits

    My refugee sponsorship story has gone international with mentions on BBC and The Guardian.I did not do this project for fame or publicity.  At first I resisted publicity but now welcome it.  It helps leverage.  It helps get things done.The downsid…
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  • Checklist Manifesto

    Checklist Manifesto

    With New Years comes examination of my systems.I read a book - Checklist Manifesto written by a doctor with many examples of how checklists save lives.  He implemented checklist in operating rooms by being inspired by airline pilot checklists.It ha…
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  • Time Management Guest post

    Time Management Guest post

    Indispensable Time Management Hacks to Get More Out of Your Work Day    I rarely use guest blog posts but I thought this one was quite good.  And my time management tip for me might be to use more guest blogs (since they take less time).  Thank…
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  • New Years Resolutions

    New Years Resolutions

    “Resolutions: So many will fail; NOT because they didn't set goals, but because they didn't set behaviors.” ― Steve MaraboliIt is getting time to work on my goals.  I do not call them resolutions.  And I do them about 3-4 times per year.  …
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  • Password Fun

    Password Fun

    Please help my young videographer friend Liam who is doing his part to help Syrian refugees.  See his Indigogo campaign.  Speaking of helping refugees - I have learned though this process that rugs and carpets are as important to Syrians as kitchen…
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BUSINESS WISDOM


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  • ENDING TO BEGIN AGAIN

    ENDING TO BEGIN AGAIN

    "Amidst the worldly comings and goings, observe how endings become beginnings."Laozi (Lao Tzu), 5th century BCE Chinese philosopher.I began Business Wisdom, Friday September 26, 2008, not certain what I expected to come of it, how long I would do it,…
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  • OK IF YOU TRY, NOT IF YOU DON'T

    OK IF YOU TRY, NOT IF YOU DON'T

    "It is a most mortifying reflection for a man to consider what he has done, compared to what he might have done."Samuel Johnson, 18th century English writer.The important question is, why have you not done more than you have?If your effort was all it…
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  • TIME IS THE SAME, WHAT WE DO WITH IT IS NOT

    TIME IS THE SAME, WHAT WE DO WITH IT IS NOT

    "I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read and all the friends I want to see."John Burroughs, late 19th/early 20th century American naturalist/essayist.The musing…
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  • Доверяй, но проверяй (see below)

    Доверяй, но проверяй (see below)

    "How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg."Abraham Lincoln, 16th president of the United States.Misinformation, disinformation, or fake news in today's parlance, is not new, it's been…
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  • TIME FOR THOUGHTFUL REFLECTION

    TIME FOR THOUGHTFUL REFLECTION

    "Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it."Søren Kierkegaard, 19th century Danish philosopher/poet.Very true and not just as it pertains to pleasure.We hurry past way too much we should spend more time contemplatin…
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WOMEN ON BUSINESS


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  • 5 Ways to Say No at Work – Infographic

    5 Ways to Say No at Work – Infographic

    You’re so busy at work, but your boss and colleagues keep piling more work on you. What do you do? How do you just say “no” without getting fired or labeled as not a team player? I think as women, we’re more likely to have trouble saying no t…
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  • Remote Workers Really are Happier than Office Employees – Infographic

    Remote Workers Really are Happier than Office Employees – Infographic

    I can say without a doubt that I’m happier than ever when I’m working remotely. But is remote working the secret to happiness for everyone? According to research from TINYpulse, remote working has significant perks for some people. If you like ha…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 17, 2:57am -
  • 3 Ways Companies Can Ensure Their Merger and Acquisition Success

    3 Ways Companies Can Ensure Their Merger and Acquisition Success

    Sponsored by Leyard and Planar, a Leyard company: Growing your company through mergers and acquisitions is like expanding your family through an overseas adoption. You may be highly motivated and have an open heart for the new addition, yet the chang…
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  • 5 Proven Steps for Sparking Insane Brand Love

    5 Proven Steps for Sparking Insane Brand Love

    Earning the adoration of customers is undoubtedly something every entrepreneur wishes for her business. Yet knowing how to win this brand love is something that remains a mystery for many. Brands like Starbucks, Nike, and Apple seemed to have cracked…
    - 8 days ago, 9 Jan 17, 3:53pm -
  • Monica Carter Tagore Joins Women on Business Contributor Team

    Monica Carter Tagore Joins Women on Business Contributor Team

    Please join me in welcoming Monica Carter Tagore to the team of contributing writers at Women on Business! Monica brings with her more than 14 years of experience working with small businesses and will most certainly share insightful content with the…
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FORBES NETWORK


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  • NewWikiLeaks Emails: Cronyism And Pay-To-Play In Hillary's Inner Circle
    Henry I. Miller and Julie KellyThe recent WikiLeaks release of hacked emails among Hillary Clinton’s advisers revealed not just a peek into the daily machinations of a presidential campaign but the pay-to-play expectations of special interests.On…
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  • NewLife Doesn't Come With A User's Manual, But Great Mentors Ease The Way

    Life Doesn't Come With A User's Manual, But Great Mentors Ease The Way

    CNN last year ran a series of vignettes about the network’s anchors and correspondents with the theme, “The Person Who Changed My Life.” It got me thinking about two people who had a profound effect in setting me on the path of my life’s prof…
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  • NewSorry Envious Left, 'Trickle-Down' Is Real, And It's Everywhere
    The late, great Cuban immigrant Roberto Goizueta was named CEO of the Coca-Cola Company in August of 1980, and ran it until his untimely death from cancer in October of 1997.  During that time, and according to a 1997 essay about him by the Wall Str…
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  • New10 Deserving Players Omitted From MLB Hall Of Fame

    10 Deserving Players Omitted From MLB Hall Of Fame

    Tomorrow, Major League Baseball is set to announce its 2017 inductions to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY.   In anticipation of this big announcement, here is a “top 10” list of the most deserving players that are currently omitted from Coop…
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MANAGING LEADERSHIP


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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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THE PRACTISE OF LEADERSHIP


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  • Leadership is Not Title or Position

    Leadership is Not Title or Position

    Many see leaders as those with power and position. This view of leadership assumes that leaders are the few people at the top of an organisation. Nothing could be further from the truth! “All the effective leaders I have encountered – both thos…
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  • Build Psychological Safety. It’s the Foundation of Team Performance

    Build Psychological Safety. It’s the Foundation of Team Performance

    Henry Ford is reported to have said, “Why is it that every time I hire a pair of hands, they come with a brain attached?” This thinking is a reflection of how work was managed in a manufacturing era, where the repetitive nature of tasks required…
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  • The Leaders Weekly Review

    The Leaders Weekly Review

    “Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way of coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he cou…
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  • Google Identifies Five Norms that Make for Successful Teams

    Google Identifies Five Norms that Make for Successful Teams

    The competitive environment of today demands increased innovation. And innovation demands increased collaboration and teamwork. Yet effective teamwork remains elusive for the majority of organisations. Research published in the Harvard Business Re…
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  • Successful Leaders Create their Own Definition of Success

    Successful Leaders Create their Own Definition of Success

    “Until you ‘figure out what success means’ to you personally and to your organisation, leadership is an almost ‘pointless conversation’, Drucker Admonished, Success Built to Last Effective leadership requires a clear definition of success.…
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