LEAD ON PURPOSE


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  • Leadership that stands the test of time

    Leadership that stands the test of time

    You know for sure whether leadership ideas and practices work by how long they last. The new ideas we come up with today will take time to prove themselves—that’s the tricky part. One of the great leaders of the past—whose … Continue reading…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Aug 16, 6:21pm -
  • Increasing employee morale, the smart way

    Increasing employee morale, the smart way

    Guest post by Joe Flanagan Boosting employee morale doesn’t need to be complicated and as a leader, ownership of this responsibility belongs to you. Given the extensive variety in personal and professional experiences, teamwork doesn’t necessaril…
    - 13 days ago, 15 Aug 16, 12:30pm -
  • Why leaders need an attitude of abundance

    Why leaders need an attitude of abundance

    An end goal of every leader is to leave a long-term, lasting contribution on the people we lead. Doing the right things to move us toward that goal, consistently and effectively, is not easy. Developing the right attitude makes all the … Continue…
    - 20 days ago, 8 Aug 16, 2:09pm -
  • Why we trust leaders who admit their mistakes

    Why we trust leaders who admit their mistakes

    Guest post by Steven J. Stowell Ph.D.  Anyone in a leadership position knows that mistakes are inevitable. They can hit at any time and it may not even be a direct result of your actions. But there is one mistake … Continue reading →
    - 27 days ago, 1 Aug 16, 12:30pm -
  • 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…
    - 34 days ago, 25 Jul 16, 5:46pm -

800CEO READ


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  • The American Retail Value Proposition: Crafting Unique Experiences at Compelling Prices

    The American Retail Value Proposition: Crafting Unique Experiences at Compelling Prices

    The American economy is profoundly dependent on the success of its retailers and the strength of its consumer spending. Yet, how do leading retailers create value for their customers?To a large extent this has been accomplished by streamlining opera…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Aug 16, 3:15pm -
  • Scrappy: A Little Book about Choosing to Play Big

    Scrappy: A Little Book about Choosing to Play Big

    Scrappy: A Little Book about Choosing to Play Big by Terri L. Sjodin, Portfolio, 256 pages, $27.00, Hardcover, August 2016, ISBN 9781591848356We all make excuses. And most people will accept them. There are an endless number of reasons not to challe…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Aug 16, 7:00pm -
  • Scrappy: A Little Book about Choosing to Play Big

    Scrappy: A Little Book about Choosing to Play Big

    For those times when hard work and persistence just aren’t enough, getting scrappy is the way to beat the odds.In Scrappy: A Little Book About Choosing to Play Big, bestselling author Terri Sjodin tells the stories of extraordinary-ordinary people…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Aug 16, 3:00pm -
  • Stop Spending, Start Managing: Strategies to Transform Wasteful Habits

    Stop Spending, Start Managing: Strategies to Transform Wasteful Habits

    Stop Spending, Start Managing: Strategies to Transform Wasteful Habits by Tanya Menon & Leigh Thompson, Harvard Business Review Press, 208 pages, $30.00, Hardcover, August 2016, ISBN 9781422143025Time, effort, and money are the primary resources we…
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  • Wicked Strategies: How Companies Conquer Complexity and Confound Competitors

    Wicked Strategies: How Companies Conquer Complexity and Confound Competitors

    What can businesses do when traditional problem-solving methods no longer work? This is the conundrum today’s organizations face, says strategic management expert John C. Camillus. “More and more, the challenges we confront are so complex, so int…
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GREAT LEADERSHIP


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  • Teach Millennials how to use their Power

    Teach Millennials how to use their Power

    Guest post from Dan Negroni: When we think of leaders and when we think of millennials, there are usually conflicting descriptions. We describe great leaders as honest, hard working, empowering, transparent, generous and so many other positive trait…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Aug 16, 12:00pm -
  • Three (Not So) Surprising Lessons of Leadership

    Three (Not So) Surprising Lessons of Leadership

    Guest post from Joel Peterson:For the past decade, I’ve been privileged to teach a leadership course at Stanford with Professor Charles O’Reilly. The amazing array of leaders who’ve visited our classroom has included Greg Boyle (the Jesuit pri…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Aug 16, 3:24pm -
  • 10 Ways to Kill Off Your Star Employees

    10 Ways to Kill Off Your Star Employees

    I wrote this post for another publication in 2014, but it appears they have deleted it. I’m preparing to do a workshop on how to nurture high potentials and found it in my archives. Still looks relevant to me! Warning: the following article contai…
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  • When You Just Aren’t Feeling It in Your Coaching Relationship

    When You Just Aren’t Feeling It in Your Coaching Relationship

    Guest post from Judy Nelson: What happens when you no longer feel the enthusiasm you once had for your coaching sessions? You know the signs of problems:ü  Sighing when you realize it’s time for another call or meeting ü  Thinking about all t…
    - 17 days ago, 11 Aug 16, 12:00pm -
  • Five Ways that Coaching Can Help During Times of Divisiveness, Hate, and Violence

    Five Ways that Coaching Can Help During Times of Divisiveness, Hate, and Violence

    Guest post from Andrew Neitlich: Each week it seems that a new, horrible story about violence shocks us and shakes our faith in every having a peaceful, civil, and kind world. As a leadership coach who also trains leadership coaches, I believe that…
    - 24 days ago, 4 Aug 16, 8:04pm -

HOW TO BE A LEADER

CEO BLOG - TIME LEADERSHIP


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  • Disruptive Marketing book review

    Disruptive Marketing book review

    I read a book - Disruptive Marketing - What Growth Hackers, Data Punks, and Other Hybrid Thinkers can Teach us about Navigating the New Normal by Geoffrey Colon.  (no - I did not make up the sub-title).In short - I love it.  Partly I love it just b…
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  • Viral Coefficient in Social Media

    Viral Coefficient in Social Media

    I was approached by an entrepreneur who wanted to know how to make things go viral.  Actually he asked what are early signs that things might go viral.  The following is my reply.I have occasionally experimented in how to make things go viral.  Th…
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  • Untitled

    I have previously commented on negative interest rates.  It turns out they have the opposite to the intended effect - people save - not spend.  Interest article on it here.+++++++++++++++++++++I was recently hiking on the beautiful Bruce Trail near…
    - 19 days ago, 9 Aug 16, 11:13pm -
  • Gamification

    Gamification

    I have previously blogged about Bitcoin so was fascinated (and slightly distressed) that there was a $60,000,000 theft of them. Someone once asked a bandit why they robbed the bank.  The answer "because that is where the money is".  So why Bitcoin?…
    - 24 days ago, 4 Aug 16, 10:49pm -
  • Pokemon comments, literacy and randomness

    Pokemon comments, literacy and randomness

    The garden is in full production I am enjoying bountiful harvests of herbs - thyme, basil, parsley, chives, tarragon etc.  And eating zucchini pancakes, soup, casserole, etc etc.   Poor tomato crop.  Fair bean crop.  Good beets and leeks.Of cours…
    - 27 days ago, 1 Aug 16, 8:10pm -

BUSINESS WISDOM


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  • YOU DO HAVE A BUDGET DON'T YOU??

    YOU DO HAVE A BUDGET DON'T YOU??

    "A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it."William Feather, 20th century American author.What Mr. Feather says applies equally well to government budgets as it does to business budgets, and, guess what else.Your b…
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  • NO ONE TO ANSWER TO BUT EVERYONE

    NO ONE TO ANSWER TO BUT EVERYONE

    "All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind."Joseph Conrad, late 19th/early 20th century Polish-British writer.If you couldn't care less about this, take heart; no one is policing how you conduc…
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  • THE PAPER TIGER MANAGER

    THE PAPER TIGER MANAGER

    "Nothing is so strong as gentleness, nothing so gentle as real strength."Saint Francis de Sales, 16th century bishop of Geneva.Substituting "powerful" for "strong" and "power" for "strength" works too.But there is a catch.Having to tell others you ar…
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  • YOUR HAPPINESS: IT'S UP TO YOU!

    YOUR HAPPINESS: IT'S UP TO YOU!

    "Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions."14th Dalai LamaGreat advice for both our personal and professional lives.Who will have most to say about your own happiness?If not you, who?
    - 5 days ago, 23 Aug 16, 9:26pm -
  • YOURSELF TOO!

    YOURSELF TOO!

    "Be true to your work, your word, and your friend."Henry David Thoreau, 19th century American essayist/poet/philosopher.We all must be true to something and this list, with my suggested addition in the title, works for me.Your list could be much long…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Aug 16, 5:49pm -

WOMEN ON BUSINESS


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  • Unique Challenges of Onboarding for Small Businesses and 3 Mistakes to Avoid

    Unique Challenges of Onboarding for Small Businesses and 3 Mistakes to Avoid

    Small businesses aren’t run like multinational companies, so why would they onboard like them? While there are certainly best practices that guide the way new employees are onboarded, the process must ultimately be tailored to meet the size and nat…
    - 4 hours ago, 28 Aug 16, 3:10pm -
  • 8 Cities Booming with Financial Jobs

    8 Cities Booming with Financial Jobs

    Sponsored by IAM: Finance jobs have always been as lucrative as the subject itself. Why is that? Well, finance is essential in all aspects of business, and for this very reason, finance workers have traditionally found places to work. However, like e…
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  • Merging Community Services and Business for Your Dream Career

    Merging Community Services and Business for Your Dream Career

    Sponsored by BCA: Community service and business really can go together. In fact, that’s one of the things corporate social responsibility (CSR) is all about — ensuring a company’s impact on the people and world around it is positive. Community…
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  • 3 Ways to Boost Small Business Online Security

    3 Ways to Boost Small Business Online Security

    Sponsored by VPNsRus.com: If your business operates online in any capacity, then you need to prioritize online security. This is true if your business has a website, if you sell products online, or if you and your employees use email and access the i…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Aug 16, 1:50pm -
  • Stop. Drop. Innovate. 3 Steps to Entrepreneurial Innovation

    Stop. Drop. Innovate. 3 Steps to Entrepreneurial Innovation

    Yale University is teaching innovation. The Yale Entrepreneurial Institute launched programs that connect students with opportunities for social entrepreneurship. The discipline of innovation is not new – Adam Smith in his 1776 “The Wealth of Na…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Aug 16, 5:58pm -

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…
    - 490 days ago, 31 Dec 17, 4:45pm -
  • NewTwo People Who Changed My Professional Life
    CNN recently ran a series of vignettes with the theme, “The Person Who Changed My Life,” which got me thinking about two people who had a profound effect on my professional development and success.The first was Dr. Leonard Garren, an eminent med…
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  • 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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  • NewU.K. Versus E.U.: Brexit Will Heat Up As Summer Cools Down

    U.K. Versus E.U.: Brexit Will Heat Up As Summer Cools Down

    As Europe’s long, rolling summer of vacations comes to a close, the surreality of Britain’s June 23rd vote to exit the European Union soon will become increasingly real – particularly where London’s City is concerned.Over the past eight wee…
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  • New6 Ways To Improve Your Health And Your Finances

    6 Ways To Improve Your Health And Your Finances

    We know that adopting a healthy lifestyle can help extend our lifespans and improve our quality of life but for some of us, sticking to healthy habits can be difficult. Investing in our health can be costly, but some healthy choices can be frugal and…
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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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  • The Three Domains of Effective Leadership
    Many are challenged when asked to define leadership. Whilst challenging, it’s critical you create your own definition. When lacking a clear definition of leadership it’s impossible to develop the skills necessary to drive superior results. Withou…
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  • 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
    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…
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  • 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…
    - 15 Apr 16, 6:32pm -
  • 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 Insights.
    - 12 Mar 16, 6:01am -