LEAD ON PURPOSE


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  • Creating a culture of persistence

    Creating a culture of persistence

    We live in a world that makes it increasingly easy to justify failures and abdicate responsibility. Too often the news trumpets the reasons why certain groups don’t get what they want, and they showcase how those in authority are responsible … Co…
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  • Supercharge your team’s motivation

    Supercharge your team’s motivation

    The most successful companies have motivated leaders, and those leaders inspire motivation at all levels of the organization. Is it possible to create an environment where great work happens and everyone is motivated? There are organizations that adv…
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  • How do you land the career of your dreams?

    How do you land the career of your dreams?

    Guest post by Frank Song Many working professionals are stuck in underpaid, intellectually unstimulating jobs, and at companies with no career growth potential. Do you know anyone in this position? Does this describe your situation? In today’s comp…
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  • Why successful plans include a learning component

    Why successful plans include a learning component

    We’re almost done with the first month of 2017. Most statistics I’ve read about people who set new year’s resolutions show that more than half have already given up by this point in the year (in less than one month). … Continue reading →
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  • How you know you have a winning product

    How you know you have a winning product

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800CEO READ


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  • Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction

    Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction

    Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction by Derek Thompson, Penguin Press, 352 pages, $28.00, Hardcover, February 2017, ISBN 9781101980323Derek Thompson’s new book, Hit Makers, is about many things, including the mysteries of…
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  • What to Do When Machines Do Everything: How to Get Ahead in a World of AI, Algorithms, Bots, and Big Data

    What to Do When Machines Do Everything: How to Get Ahead in a World of AI, Algorithms, Bots, and Big Data

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer a technology lab experiment; it has officially invaded homes, workplaces, and schools. And it’s left many fearful of the future. However, authors of the new book, What to Do When Machines Do Everything: Ho…
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  • You Are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters

    You Are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters

    Regardless of where you live or work in the world, chances are you have heard of Deepak Chopra. He is the author of more than 85 books published in over 43 languages. And he released yet another book last week with physicist Menas Kafatos, You Are t…
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  • Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair, and Sustainable

    Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair, and Sustainable

    Building the New American Economy: Smart, Fair, and Sustainable by Jeffrey D. Sachs, Columbia University Press, 152 pages, $17.95, Hardcover, February 2017, ISBN 9780231184045I think it’s safe to say most American’s no longer feel the economy is…
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  • Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less

    Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less

    Drop the Ball: Achieving More by Doing Less by Tiffany Dufu, Flatiron Books, 304 pages, $28.99, Hardcover, February 2016, ISBN 9781250071736Tiffany Dufu is a superstar. Currently Chief Leadership Officer at Levo, and former president of the White H…
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GREAT LEADERSHIP


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  • Here’s a Leadership Hack for 2017: Start finding ways to Invert Control

    Here’s a Leadership Hack for 2017: Start finding ways to Invert Control

    Guest post from Tom Reilly:  The end result will be that you will get what you want without trying as hard.  Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it?  And yet it isn’t.   The best part is that you can invert controlover and over again. Not jus…
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  • Leadership Development and the Role of Millennials

    Leadership Development and the Role of Millennials

    Guest post from Philipe Bruce:More than 50% of businesses claim that they do not have the resources or time to train their employees to be leaders. As such none of those business owners and leaders have the resources they need to sustain their enterp…
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  • Six Ways to Make Your Presentation a Hit

    Six Ways to Make Your Presentation a Hit

    Guest post by Ted Frank Scientists say our attention spans are now shorter than a goldfish, so it’s more important than ever to make our presentations as engaging and compelling as possible. How can we do that?  One way is by taking cues from the…
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  • Are You a Great Manager?

    Are You a Great Manager?

    Guest post from Jack Litewka:“How can I know whether I’m a Good Manager or a Great Manager?”  (I’ll assume that no one reading this article is a Bad Manager.) That’s an important question that all leaders need to ask themselves.  “Why i…
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  • New Year’s Leadership Development Goals 2017 Edition

    New Year’s Leadership Development Goals 2017 Edition

    The beginning of a new year. A fresh start! OK, so we’re one month into the year by the time I got around to posting this. For many leaders, it’s a time to reflect on accomplishments for the past year and establish goals for the upcoming New Yea…
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HOW TO BE A LEADER

CEO BLOG - TIME LEADERSHIP


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  • You Priorities or Other People's Priorities

    You Priorities or Other People's Priorities

    Someone said "Your in box is a convenient way for others to put things on your priority list".  I am finding this.  My email volume is incredible.  So my natural inclination is to figure out how to process it all efficiently.  Questions I have an…
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  • Delayed Gratification

    Delayed Gratification

    I am pleased Danby has the herb grower out.  It is called Danby Fresh.  I love it because:1 - it is good the the environment.  We re-use the shell of a wine cooler.  Much better than recycling it.2 - I am a health guy and love fresh herbs.  When…
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  • Brother's Weekend

    Brother's Weekend

    I am just off a weekend with my brothers.  This is a 25+ year tradition.  We get together and solve the problems of the world (so it was a tough weekend), predict the future and then figure out how to influence it.   I actually ended up with too m…
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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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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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  • How to Use Quora to Build Your Personal Brand and Business Brand

    How to Use Quora to Build Your Personal Brand and Business Brand

    Have a question? Log into Quora and ask. Chances are people will answer. Of course, every answer won’t be great, but that’s to be expected when anyone can answer any question published on the site. However, if you take the time to read the answer…
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  • Jane Willmott Joins the Women on Business Contributing Writers Team

    Jane Willmott Joins the Women on Business Contributing Writers Team

    Please join me in welcoming Jane Willmott to the team of contributing writers for Women on Business. You’ll be able to read Jane’s articles very soon! In the meantime, you can get to know her by reading her bio below. About Jane Willmott Jane Wil…
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  • 5 Tips to Reduce Interruptions and Get More Done

    5 Tips to Reduce Interruptions and Get More Done

    Sponsored by SaneBox: Time – we all want more of it, but what if you didn’t need more time at all? What if by making some simple changes to your day, you could recoup some of the time you lose each day instead? How much more productive would you…
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  • The 7 Best Ways to Keep in Touch with Your Family Back Home

    The 7 Best Ways to Keep in Touch with Your Family Back Home

    Sponsored by Senditoo: Perhaps you’ve recently moved your life to a new country, started a new job, started studying abroad, or are traveling for an extended period of time. Your family and friends are far away, and it’s not unusual to feel homes…
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  • How Women Can Start a Business Online Today

    How Women Can Start a Business Online Today

    Sponsored by Smallbusinessloans.co: Eight-hour-a-day desk job, 5-days-a-week is a fixed routine of most of the working professionals or business owners in the U.S. But when we talk about women, their lives are challenging and they have to work round-…
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FORBES NETWORK


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  • NewThe 2 Best, And 2 Worst, Dow Dividend Stocks Today
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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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  • NewGreat Mentors Ease The Way Over Life's Rough Spots

    Great Mentors Ease The Way Over Life's Rough Spots

    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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  • NewKeep These 5 Things In Mind If Your Goal Is To Start A Nonprofit

    Keep These 5 Things In Mind If Your Goal Is To Start A Nonprofit

    ShutterstockA common theme among the Latina trailblazers I’ve interviewed has been their desire to pay it forward. Francesca Kennedy’s aha moment, and Rebecca Minkoff-approved social business, was born from her desire to give back to her family…
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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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  • Leaders Are Not Born, They’re Made. Leadership Develops

    Leaders Are Not Born, They’re Made. Leadership Develops

    There has been a debate for years about what makes a leader. This debate has resulted in two schools of thought. One school proposes that leaders are made from a select few unique of individuals, born with a rare set of leadership abilities – lead…
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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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