LEAD ON PURPOSE

  • How leaders create confidence

    How leaders create confidence

    Great leaders are confident in their ability to succeed. This seems pretty obvious. The question is how did they become confident? What do/did they do differently than most other people? In a past post I wrote about what confidence is … Continue re…
    - 5 days ago, 1 Feb 16, 12:30pm -
  • Why true leaders sacrifice

    Why true leaders sacrifice

    “Leadership is not a license to do less, it’s a responsibility to do more.” What makes leaders different from everyone else? How do they build trust with the people they serve? Why do they forego their own interests on behalf … Continue readi…
    - 12 days ago, 25 Jan 16, 6:10pm -
  • Why emotional intelligence is essential to leadership

    Why emotional intelligence is essential to leadership

    What makes a good leader? Experience? Vision? Knowledge? These traits are all traditionally associated with effective managers. But nowadays, there’s another factor that is slowly gaining reputation in the workplace: Emotional Intelligence. It’s…
    - 19 days ago, 19 Jan 16, 3:52am -
  • 3 Steps to Reach for Your Next Milestone

    3 Steps to Reach for Your Next Milestone

    Guest post by Bob Pritchett, President/CEO of Faithlife Corporation  Has anyone ever told you that you have permission to do something incredible? You can have the life you’ve always wanted. And, you can start right now. If you’re ready to … C…
    - 21 days ago, 16 Jan 16, 7:12pm -
  • 2021: What Will Your Legacy Be?

    2021: What Will Your Legacy Be?

    Guest post by Bill Jensen The next five years are likely to be the most crucial in your entire career. If I’m not careful in how I pose the question, when I ask leaders about their legacy, I might get … Continue reading →
    - 68 days ago, 30 Nov 15, 1:37pm -

800CEO READ

  • Strategy That Works: How Winning Companies Close the Strategy-To-Execution Gap

    Strategy That Works: How Winning Companies Close the Strategy-To-Execution Gap

    Strategy That Works: How Winning Companies Close the Strategy-To-Execution Gap by Paul Leinwand & Cesare R. Mainardi, with Art Kleiner, Harvard Business Review Press, 288 pages, $32.00, Hardcover, February 2016, ISBN 9781625275202You might expect a…
    - 2 days ago, 4 Feb 16, 3:41pm -
  • The Episodic Career: How to Thrive at Work in the Age of Disruption

    The Episodic Career: How to Thrive at Work in the Age of Disruption

    “An unfettered view of how the world of careers has evolved today—and how to work it to your advantage. Chideya shares stories from across America that illustrate how we face real job challenges and create opportunities for ourselves and others.…
    - 3 days ago, 3 Feb 16, 6:30pm -
  • Adam Grant on Business and Books

    Adam Grant on Business and Books

    "I think we’re leaving the era of the guru, and I’d love to see leaders take a more critical stance toward opinions that aren’t based on rigorous experiments and longitudinal studies."—Adam GrantYesterday, we posted a Q&A with Adam Grant…
    - 3 days ago, 3 Feb 16, 3:15pm -
  • A Q&A with Adam Grant

    A Q&A with Adam Grant

     "There’s a wealth of evidence that dissenting opinions improve decisions even when they’re wrong, because they challenge people to reevaluate their assumptions and consider new perspectives. If everyone is passionate about the same values, it…
    - 4 days ago, 2 Feb 16, 3:00pm -
  • January 2016 Business Book Bestsellers

    January 2016 Business Book Bestsellers

    Each month we compile a list of our top selling books. These books are featured on our site, within our Keen Thinker Newsletter, and syndicated through various publications. We hope the popularity of these titles offers guidance for those seeking an…
    - 5 days ago, 1 Feb 16, 7:20pm -

GREAT LEADERSHIP

  • Servant Leadership Revisited

    Servant Leadership Revisited

    Guest post from William Dann:The concept of servant leadership was introduced by Ancient Chinese philosophers such as Lao-Tzu, then found in the Christian teachings of Mark. It was popularized in modern management writings by Robert Greenleaf in a 19…
    - 2 days ago, 4 Feb 16, 12:30pm -
  • Say “Thank-you” to Mistakes

    Say “Thank-you” to Mistakes

    This post recently appeared in SmartBlog on Leadership: As a leader, what’s your first reaction when someone comes to you and tells you they made a mistake? While you may or may not verbalize your thoughts, you may be thinking to yourself:Oh crap!…
    - 5 days ago, 1 Feb 16, 5:00pm -
  • How Being a ‘4D’ Leader Impacts Business Relationships

    How Being a ‘4D’ Leader Impacts Business Relationships

    Guest post from Dr Alan Watkins:Organisations are collections of human beings and the success of our businesses are grounded in our relationships with each other and with our customers. Successful relationships require a multi-dimensional approach. U…
    - 9 days ago, 28 Jan 16, 12:30pm -
  • Are You Using Those Fun New Technologies to Monitor, Mentor or "Motivate" Your Employees? Prepare for Sabotage

    Are You Using Those Fun New Technologies to Monitor, Mentor or "Motivate" Your Employees? Prepare for Sabotage

    Guest post from Robert Galford:It has been hard to ignore the recent spate of stories about the newest techniques and technologies designed to increase employee efficiency, motivation and/or engagement. A list of workplaces from Amazon to Zappo's ha…
    - 16 days ago, 21 Jan 16, 8:43pm -
  • Cracking the Behavior Code

    Cracking the Behavior Code

    - 23 days ago, 14 Jan 16, 12:30pm -

HOW TO BE A LEADER

CEO BLOG - TIME LEADERSHIP

  • I Have Lost My Attention Span - How to Gain Focus

    I Have Lost My Attention Span - How to Gain Focus

    Years of business and focus on productivity - trying to get more done in less time has caused me to lose my attention span.  Technology has been a huge contributor.  Emails, cell phones, social media all contribute to "short" interactions and many…
    - 14 days ago, 23 Jan 16, 4:53pm -
  • Improving Self Discipline for New Years Resolutions

    Improving Self Discipline for New Years Resolutions

    Happy New Year!  2016 is here.Like all new years, today is the first day of the rest of your life so you can choose how to use it.Each new years, I reflect on my goals.  And yes, I often set resolutions.   So of course, I try to figure out how to…
    - 36 days ago, 1 Jan 16, 6:04pm -
  • Organizing Syrian Refugees

    Organizing Syrian Refugees

    I am sure by now, everyone knows I am involved in bringing in 50 refugee families.   Many other people have approached me asking how this can be orchestrated.  It is not difficult but it does involve organization.As with any project - start with th…
    - 69 days ago, 29 Nov 15, 12:47pm -
  • Simple Rules and Busking

    Simple Rules and Busking

    I recently listened to a book - Simple Rules - How to Thrive in a Complex World by Donald Sull.It is a great book that explains not only why simple rules work but how you can develop them.Simple rules work because:1. They save resources, especially t…
    - 75 days ago, 23 Nov 15, 1:43pm -
  • Life Lessons by Elizabeth Kübler-Ross

    Life Lessons by Elizabeth Kübler-Ross

    I had read Elizabeth Kübler-Ross and David Kessler's book - Life Lessons - what 2 experts on death and dying can teach us about life and living.   Recently I attended an event where the book was discussed.  I ascribe to Stephen Covey's 7th law -…
    - 85 days ago, 13 Nov 15, 12:59pm -

BUSINESS WISDOM

  • MUCH MORE THAN THE NAME

    MUCH MORE THAN THE NAME

    "There is a scarcity of friendship, but not of friends."Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) British clergyman and author.How appropriate in this day of Facebook "friends".Don't be fooled; many, maybe most of yours, are not to you nor you to them.Strive for fri…
    - 1 day ago, 5 Feb 16, 4:37pm -
  • PROBLEMS OF THE NIGHT

    PROBLEMS OF THE NIGHT

    "The longest day soon comes to an end."ProverbWe shouldn't but do carry our problems into the night.The older I get the more capable I am of putting aside my concerns, at least for awhile.The younger you learn to do that the sooner you will find solu…
    - 2 days ago, 4 Feb 16, 5:48pm -
  • WHAT YOU WILL DO MORE THAN WHAT YOU DID DO

    WHAT YOU WILL DO MORE THAN WHAT YOU DID DO

    "Good character will be recognized as a result of many acts, and sometimes lost, the result of just one."UnknownThere isn't one among or gone before us who hasn't done and/or said things that reflect poorly on their character.You, me, all humans.But…
    - 3 days ago, 3 Feb 16, 4:20pm -
  • YOU'VE GOT A LOT TO LEARN

    YOU'VE GOT A LOT TO LEARN

    "Only the educated are free."Epictetus (50-120) Greek philosopher.Free to be and do what they want to be and do.And only the educated know the more they are is never as much as they can be.
    - 4 days ago, 2 Feb 16, 1:00pm -
  • YOUR CHOICE

    YOUR CHOICE

    "To reach a port we must sail, sometimes with the wind, sometimes against it. But we must not drift or lie at anchor."Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) American author/poet.You have the power to determine your future, the excuses you make for failing…
    - 5 days ago, 1 Feb 16, 4:45pm -

WOMEN ON BUSINESS

  • What Is A Better Investment Now: Gold or Silver?

    What Is A Better Investment Now: Gold or Silver?

    Rudolph, the Red Nosed Reindeer was a popular television show in the 1970’s. The show was a story that brought to life the popular Christmas song. It mixed music within the story and was narrated by a snowman. A popular song in the show was titled…
    - 16 hours ago, 6 Feb 16, 4:00am -
  • Why Sustainable Growth Matters to Entrepreneurs

    Why Sustainable Growth Matters to Entrepreneurs

    Every business owner wants their company to grow. After all, expansion is fundamental to any company’s long-term success. Yet what a lot of new entrepreneurs might not realize is that there’s such a thing as too much growth. Over the past decade,…
    - 2 days ago, 5 Feb 16, 3:24am -
  • Shahara Wright, Esq. Joins the Women on Business Writers Team

    Shahara Wright, Esq. Joins the Women on Business Writers Team

    Please join me in welcoming Shahara Wright, Esq. to the team of contributing writers at Women on Business. Shahara brings nearly two decades of experience in business law and strategy with her, and I can’t wait to read her articles! You can learn m…
    - 3 days ago, 3 Feb 16, 3:45pm -
  • 5 Things to Consider When Using Freelancers

    5 Things to Consider When Using Freelancers

    Sponsored by Pro Business Plans: Using freelancers can be a great way to boost your business performance, but you should always consider several things before hiring a freelancer, especially if you are working with an offshore team. Many companies ha…
    - 4 days ago, 3 Feb 16, 2:36am -
  • 10 Great Business Ideas for Couples

    10 Great Business Ideas for Couples

    Do you love your spouse? Why not start a business together? Because of the growing trend for families to have both parents working, it is worth considering great business ideas for couples. Consider these 10 business ideas if you want to start a busi…
    - 5 days ago, 2 Feb 16, 2:56am -

FORBES NETWORK

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

  • Making Change Stick with The Change Formula

    Making Change Stick with The Change Formula

    The key to surviving the fast paced world of today is that ability to accept and manage change. But making change stick is a difficult task. And when it comes to managing change in businesses the failure rate is high. An IBM study “Making Change Wo…
    - 13 days ago, 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…
    - 45 days ago, 23 Dec 15, 2:45pm -
  • Strengths Based Leadership

    Strengths Based Leadership

    Have you ever wondered “what are the keys to effective leadership?” I am sure that we all have asked this question at some time. And this is exactly the question which Tom Rath and Barry Conchie seek to answer in the book “Strengths Based Leade…
    - 10 Oct 15, 2:41pm -
  • A Long-term Vision Is Your Greatest Tool For Success 

    A Long-term Vision Is Your Greatest Tool For Success 

    In 1974 the sociologist Dr. Edward Banfield of Harvard University wrote a book titled “The Unheavenly City”.  In the book he discusses the findings of research he conducted with the purpose of finding why some people become financially independe…
    - 13 Sep 15, 7:32pm -
  • The World Belongs to Leaders Who Create

    The World Belongs to Leaders Who Create

    Think of some of the most successful leaders from history. Leaders like Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Nelson Mandela, Henry Ford, Sam Walton and Elon Musk to name a few. All these leaders share a common trait. They are all created something that mad…
    - 7 Sep 15, 7:40pm -