LEAD ON PURPOSE


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  • 3 strategies to lead your boss

    3 strategies to lead your boss

    Organizations are becoming flatter. Companies that once had deep hierarchies are flattening their corporate management. CEOs, executives and other company leaders have so much on their plates these days they often don’t have time to get the best an…
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  • Developing influential leadership

    Developing influential leadership

    How do you effectively motivate others to do their best work? One of the keys to becoming an influential leader is learning the skills—you can practice every day—that will establish your leadership. Finding ways to get yourself, your colleagues a…
    - 9 days ago, 18 Jul 16, 2:04pm -
  • Combining Mindfulness, Value and Leading Edge Product Management

    Combining Mindfulness, Value and Leading Edge Product Management

    Guest post by Barry Libert Mindfulness is all the rage in the leading management circles of the world.  Leaders from major corporations like Google, Microsoft and Aetna are all beginning the practice.  In fact, according to HBR, “Time Magazine r…
    - 16 days ago, 11 Jul 16, 12:30pm -
  • How leadership links to independence and prosperity

    How leadership links to independence and prosperity

    Today in the United States we’re celebrating Independence Day. This is a special time because it represents the efforts of great leaders, in the late 1700s, who risked everything to form a new country where people could pursue their dreams. … Con…
    - 23 days ago, 4 Jul 16, 3:58pm -
  • 3 actions to building a culture of trust

    3 actions to building a culture of trust

    Gaining and keeping the trust of those you lead is one of the top factors to your company’s ongoing success. To work successfully as a team, the leader must create a culture where people can rely on the strengths and … Continue reading →
    - 30 days ago, 27 Jun 16, 1:43pm -

800CEO READ


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  • 800-CEO-READ Leadership Transition

    800-CEO-READ Leadership Transition

     “800-CEO-READ’s maxim, We Believe in Books, is a direct descendent of David Schwartz’s belief that there is cultural, political, and social value in the act, and the art, of bookselling. While we are all sad to bid Carol a fond and grateful…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Jul 16, 2:00pm -
  • For the Love of Money: A Memoir

    For the Love of Money: A Memoir

    For the Love of Money: A Memoir by Sam Polk, Scribner Book Company, 288 pages, $25.00, Hardcover, July 2016, ISBN 9781476785981Sam Polk's new book, For the Love of Money, is a Wall Street memoir, so the obvious first comparison is Liar’s Poker. S…
    - 6 days ago, 21 Jul 16, 7:45pm -
  • Pre-Order the The 100 Best Business Books of All Time (Third Edition)

    Pre-Order the The 100 Best Business Books of All Time (Third Edition)

    We’re excited to let you know that the third edition of our book, The 100 Best Business Books of All Time: What They Say, Why They Matter, and How They Can Help You, goes on sale Tuesday, August 2nd. With the release date almost upon us, we’re o…
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  • How to Be a Person in The World: Ask Polly’s Guide Through the Paradoxes of Modern Life

    How to Be a Person in The World: Ask Polly’s Guide Through the Paradoxes of Modern Life

    "What I love so much about Heather Havrilesky and her new book is that, beside being her usual brilliant, hilarious, equally kick-ass and compassionate self, ‎she actually gives great advice. How to Be a Person in The World will change your life,…
    - 8 days ago, 19 Jul 16, 12:30pm -
  • Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?: A Story of Women and Economics

    Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?: A Story of Women and Economics

    Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?: A Story of Women and Economics by Katrine Marçal, Pegasus Books, 240 pages, $26.95, Hardcover, June 2016, ISBN 9781681771427“How do you get your dinner? That is the fundamental question of economics.” So begins…
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GREAT LEADERSHIP


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  • Set Expectations To Ensure Success

    Set Expectations To Ensure Success

    Guest post from Robbie Hardy:  Guiding and driving a team to reach their highest potential while simultaneously meeting the revenue projections of the business can often be a serious juggling act. On the one hand, you want everyone on your team to…
    - 6 days ago, 21 Jul 16, 12:00pm -
  • When the Leader Needs Help

    When the Leader Needs Help

    Guest post from Bobby Martin: There comes a time for every founder of a rapidly growing entrepreneurial business when you have to decide if you can be the one to both lead and manage into and through this growth stage. This is a tricky juncture, whe…
    - 12 days ago, 15 Jul 16, 12:00pm -
  • Killing Potential: Machiavellian Mary as Boss

    Killing Potential: Machiavellian Mary as Boss

    Guest post from Shoba Sreenivasan & Linda E. Weinberger: A particularly virulent female leadership style is what we label, “Machiavellian Mary” to denote a superficially agreeable, yet ruthless, self-focused, and false individual. Machiavelli…
    - 20 days ago, 7 Jul 16, 12:00pm -
  • The Leader within Us – Developing Our Self-Leader

    The Leader within Us – Developing Our Self-Leader

    Guest post from Stanley Ross: The paucity of effective leaders is only because in general organizations aren’t good at developing leaders. The expectation is that individuals can jump from being a non-manager to become a leader type manager. This…
    - 27 days ago, 30 Jun 16, 12:00pm -
  • How Leaders can Ignite Innovation

    How Leaders can Ignite Innovation

    An executive at a company I work with recently told me: “We have very creative employees who want to be innovative but find many obstacles created by the cultural opposition to it. We have to find a way to hold a mirror up to leaders so they can re…
    - 30 days ago, 27 Jun 16, 12:00pm -

HOW TO BE A LEADER

CEO BLOG - TIME LEADERSHIP


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  • More Customers - More Calls

    More Customers - More Calls

    I always say more companies and people fail from perfection than speed. Of course for some things, like surgery, I want perfection.Lack of perfection can cost time.  For example - Danby sells about 2,000,000 appliances per year.  If 1% of the custo…
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  • Impossible to Ignore

    Impossible to Ignore

    I read a great book by Carmen Simon, PhD called Impossible to Ignore - Creating Memorable Content to Influence Decisions.Of course I love marketing and SEO.   Simon is a Cognitive Scientist.  I am not smart enough to know exactly what that is but…
    - 22 days ago, 5 Jul 16, 3:47pm -
  • My 2 bits on Bitcoin and Brexit

    My 2 bits on Bitcoin and Brexit

    I am highly worried about Brexit even though I buy nothing and sell nothing in England and rarely go there.  I have almost no interaction although I do know a few people who speak English.I worry the ripple effect of the vote will cause a worldwide…
    - 33 days ago, 24 Jun 16, 5:58pm -
  • The Bullet Journal

    The Bullet Journal

    I really do not have original ideas.  Even my Ted Talk emphasized that.  The next 2 concepts were emailed to me by friends.  Thanks!+++++++++++++++++++I love technology...and I don't.  So I was very impressed with the Bullet Journal concept.  I…
    - 38 days ago, 19 Jun 16, 5:37pm -
  • What is in a Tag Line? Do the Right Thing

    What is in a Tag Line?  Do the Right Thing

    I recently read a book (big surprise) that had a list of taglines and that got me thinking.  Do taglines work if they are just words?  Or does the company have to do something to earn the right to their tagline?In some cases, I think just having th…
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BUSINESS WISDOM


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  • MAYBE COMFORTABLE, JUST NOT WHERE YOU SHOULD BE

    MAYBE COMFORTABLE, JUST NOT WHERE YOU SHOULD BE

    "All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves. We must die to one life before we can enter another."Anatole France, late 19th early 20th century French author.One of the many reasons…
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  • THE VALUE OF WORRY

    THE VALUE OF WORRY

    "A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work."John Lubbock, 19th century English banker/philanthropistThis says much about the value of worry.There isn't any.You may not eliminate it but do all you can to minimize it.
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  • ACTUALLY WORKING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN LOOKING AS THOUGH IT WILL ACTUALLY WORK

    ACTUALLY WORKING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN LOOKING AS THOUGH IT WILL ACTUALLY WORK

    "Beauty is less important than quality."Eugene Ormandy, 20th century Hungarian born violinist/conductorIn some instances, maybe not, but I wouldn't bank on it when creating product you want to sell.From cars to computers, the product landscape is lit…
    - 2 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 4:55pm -
  • DO YOU KNOW?

    DO YOU KNOW?

    "Wisdom and deep intelligence require an honest appreciation of mystery."Thomas Moore, early 19th century Irish poetParaphrasing, the truly intelligent know there is and always will be much more they don't know than there is that they do know.Do you…
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  • WHO YOU SHOULD (NOT) TRUST

    WHO YOU SHOULD (NOT) TRUST

    "Do not trust your memory; it is a net full of holes; the most beautiful prizes slip through it."Georges Duhamel, 20th century French authorI know this is important, and, at one point, I knew why. Just not now.
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WOMEN ON BUSINESS


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  • How to Champion Equality and Attract More Women Workers

    How to Champion Equality and Attract More Women Workers

    It’s sad but true, there’s a notable absence of women in the workforce in top level positions after the age of thirty. Why? Well, the answer is fairly obvious I guess. While there have been quantum shifts in social trends with more women having c…
    - 4 hours ago, 27 Jul 16, 4:48pm -
  • CRM Software: What Is It and Why Should You Care as an SMB?

    CRM Software: What Is It and Why Should You Care as an SMB?

    Sponsored by Browse the Cloud: Most office apps can be easily identified, be it word processing, browsers, or email clients. They come in different packages but operate mostly the same, regardless of the brand. Take Word/Google Docs/Open Office write…
    - 23 hours ago, 26 Jul 16, 10:22pm -
  • Why Curiosity Is the Most Important Trait an Entrepreneur Can Have

    Why Curiosity Is the Most Important Trait an Entrepreneur Can Have

    Everyone knows the old cliché “Curiosity killed the cat.” Nobody wants to be that cat, especially not entrepreneurs. The thought of failing in a business venture is enough to steer any entrepreneur away from being curious. After all, “better s…
    - 3 days ago, 24 Jul 16, 4:34pm -
  • Developing High Performing Talent

    Developing High Performing Talent

    The most valuable asset of any successful business is the human talent that executes day to day operations. Remove the individual team members, and you invalidate the role of leader or manager. Leadership becomes a title with no purpose or usefulness…
    - 6 days ago, 21 Jul 16, 4:28pm -
  • Managing the Employees on the Move

    Managing the Employees on the Move

    Of all the challenges facing the human resources professional in recent years, the rise of the mobile employee stands among those that require a steep learning curve. People hired to do a job for a specific company in a specific place are suddenly pa…
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FORBES NETWORK


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  • New5 Super-Simple Tips for Better Landing Page Results

    5 Super-Simple Tips for Better Landing Page Results

    I wish more marketers used landing pages.It’s one of the best ways to improve the ROI of a marketing campaign, and yet, I still see far too many businesses directing traffic from their online promotions straight to their home page. Why use land…
    - 157 days ago, 31 Dec 16, 4:45pm -
  • NewHow Heroes Can Rescue Consumer Products Innovation
    By Nicolas Willemot, Mike Booker and Kara Gruver  Consumer goods companies need an innovation in innovation. The largest companies invest an average of $1.4 billion in research and development each year to bring new products to market, or typically…
    - 27 days ago, 23 Aug 16, 1:20pm -
  • NewThe Essential Economics Lessons Inside Danny Meyer's 'Setting the Table'
    During the summer of 1996 in between my first and second years at business school, I worked as a summer associate for Goldman Sachs.  Midway through the program the mentor assigned to me took me out for dinner at Union Square Café.St. Louis native…
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  • NewMillennial Cognitive Tunnel Syndrome: Why We Miss The Solutions To Our Career Crises

    Millennial Cognitive Tunnel Syndrome: Why We Miss The Solutions To Our Career Crises

    In his new book Smarter Better Faster, Charles Duhigg recounts how the co-pilot of Air France Flight 447 accidentally crashed the plane into the Atlantic Ocean in 2009.When the autopilot temporarily disconnected, the active co-pilot—Pierre-Cédric…
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  • NewRunning On Empty: Lessons Of Bootstrapping A Business

    Running On Empty: Lessons Of Bootstrapping A Business

    Bootstrapping is the process of using limited personal resources to get a business started, then reinvesting profits to grow it without the aid of outside investors. If done effectively, this is a great startup strategy – especially as you answer t…
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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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  • Wise Leaders Keep Strong Opinions, Weakly Held

    Wise Leaders Keep Strong Opinions, Weakly Held

    For decades doctors believed that stomach ulcers are caused by stress and spicy foods. Something many people still believe today. Ask a number of people what causes stomach ulcers and you’re most likely to hear one of them say stress. You may be s…
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  • 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…
    - 94 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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 -