LEAD ON PURPOSE


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  • How coaching creates great leaders

    How coaching creates great leaders

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  • How making decisions leads to freedom

    How making decisions leads to freedom

    Making decisions is never easy. Deciding on one thing over another ranks high among the most difficult things we have to do. The tendency is to postpone decisions as long as we can and put of the pain. At its … Continue reading →
    - 12 days ago, 19 Sep 16, 1:46pm -
  • The 3 C’s for success

    The 3 C’s for success

    Success is a clear, yet complex word that means different things for different people. The measurements vary, the approaches to achieving change and the commitment to achieving fluctuate over time. In recent study and pondering, three words came to m…
    - 19 days ago, 12 Sep 16, 3:53pm -
  • You’re a leader, he’s a leader, she’s a leader

    You’re a leader, he’s a leader, she’s a leader

    Guest post by Mirette Ghanem If you are reading this, you’re already flexing your leadership muscle.  Of all the ways you could be using this time, you were drawn to a headline on leadership and you stopped to focus on … Continue reading →
    - 26 days ago, 5 Sep 16, 12:00pm -
  • Why success is a positive-sum game

    Why success is a positive-sum game

    In game theory and economic theory, zero-sum describes a situation in which one person’s gain is exactly balanced by another person’s loss. In games like chess, one person wins and the other loses. The win (+1) added to the loss … Continue read…
    - 33 days ago, 29 Aug 16, 6:39pm -

800CEO READ


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  • Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life

    Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life

    Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life by Susan David, Avery, 288 pages, $27.00, Hardcover, September 2016, ISBN 9781592409495 I’m a bit of a worrier. And I actually used to worry a lot about that. I don’t a…
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  • Elite Minds: How Winners Think Differently to Create a Competitive Edge and Maximize Success

    Elite Minds: How Winners Think Differently to Create a Competitive Edge and Maximize Success

    Excerpt from Chapter 9 Elite Minds: How Winners Think Differently to Create a Competitive Edge and Maximize Success by Dr. Stan Beecham McGraw-Hill The Curse of PerfectionDo what you can with what you have, where you are. —Teddy RooseveltM…
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  • Simply Brilliant: How Great Organizations Do Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways

    Simply Brilliant: How Great Organizations Do Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways

    Simply Brilliant: How Great Organizations Do Ordinary Things in Extraordinary Ways by William C Taylor, Portfolio, 272 pages, $27.00, Hardcover, September 2016, ISBN 9781591847755I first learned of Bill Taylor when we brought him here to Milwaukee t…
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  • Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life

    Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life

    A much anticipated book, Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, is being released by Knopf today. The book is based on the authors' popular class in the Design Program at Stanford of the same…
    - 11 days ago, 20 Sep 16, 3:15pm -
  • Last call! Submissions for the 2016 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards close September 29

    Last call! Submissions for the 2016 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards close September 29

    Our 10th Annual Business Book Awards call for entries is underway, and hundreds of incredible books are streaming in to our office. Please don't wait any longer—the submissions period closes in ten short days, on September 29th at midnight. Submit…
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GREAT LEADERSHIP


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  • New Approaches to Leadership Development: A New VUCA Filter

    New Approaches to Leadership Development: A New VUCA Filter

    Guest post from Lorraine Grubbs:The US Army War College, in the post cold war years, described the future business environment in four words:  Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity - code name: VUCA.  In my work (building loyal employee…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Sep 16, 12:00pm -
  • Gaining Trust on Day One

    Gaining Trust on Day One

    Guest post by Paul Smith:It happens every time you join a new company, or even when you change roles at the company you work for now. You have to spend months winning the trust and respect you’d already earned with the last group of people you man…
    - 9 days ago, 22 Sep 16, 12:00pm -
  • Leaders need to Lead

    Leaders need to Lead

    Guest post by Ken Marlin:Leadership is one of those concepts that management gurus like to throw around. There are tons of books and articles on the subject. One article I read said that leaders look forward while managers manage what just happened…
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  • How to Manage 5 Difficult Personalities at Work

    How to Manage 5 Difficult Personalities at Work

    Guest post from Merrick Rosenberg:At extreme levels, our most admirable personality traits undermine us. Charles Dickens said it best in his novel Dombey and Son:“…vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!” To understand the vice, an…
    - 23 days ago, 8 Sep 16, 2:42pm -
  • Leadership Growth Starts with Courageous Communication

    Leadership Growth Starts with Courageous Communication

    Guest post from Matt PaeseTalent Exec:  So, we have a serious leadership shortage and it’s getting worse.CEO:  So hire more people. Talent Exec:  We’re doing that. It’s not enough.CEO:  What about our development programs? Aren’t they wo…
    - 30 days ago, 1 Sep 16, 12:00pm -

HOW TO BE A LEADER

CEO BLOG - TIME LEADERSHIP


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  • Dealing with Conditions

    Dealing with Conditions

    I had a great COO working for me at SYNNEX who talked about "Conditions".  Conditions are those things which you cannot change - you can only choose how to react to them.  For example - the exchange rates or if an accident has already happened.  I…
    - 10 days ago, 20 Sep 16, 9:58pm -
  • Daniel Charles Maisonneuve Born Sept 10/2016

    Daniel Charles Maisonneuve Born  Sept 10/2016

    Headline says it all.  Brother to Baby Elizabeth who now likes to be called big sister Elizabeth.Wondering what exciting things his life will bring.Must be colder in Ottawa than here - he is wearing a hat.
    - 20 days ago, 11 Sep 16, 5:10pm -
  • Canadian Translator

    Canadian Translator

    Danby is Canadian.  People like to buy Canadian.  In Canada it means local.  In the US, it denotes quality and North American.  Everyone does not know Danby is Canadian and even if they do, they may not know our language.  We we put up a simple…
    - 32 days ago, 30 Aug 16, 5:31pm -
  • 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…
    - 40 days ago, 22 Aug 16, 12:12pm -
  • 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…
    - 50 days ago, 12 Aug 16, 3:09am -

BUSINESS WISDOM


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  • COMPASSION: SOMETHING TO BE PASSIONATE ABOUT

    COMPASSION: SOMETHING TO BE PASSIONATE ABOUT

    "I haven't lost faith in human nature and I haven't decided to be less compassionate to strangers."Armistead Jones Maupin, Jr., 20th/21st century American writer.Something we should all strive to be as long as our level of compassion for others was s…
    - 12 hours ago, 30 Sep 16, 7:00pm -
  • ETERNALLY ACCOUNTABLE

    ETERNALLY ACCOUNTABLE

    "The people I respect most behave as if they were immortal and as if society was eternal."E. M. Forster, 20th century English novelist.They behave as though they would eternally be held accountable for what they say and do.If only that were true for…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Sep 16, 1:00pm -
  • MOVING ON

    MOVING ON

    "Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."André Paul Guillaume Gide, late 19th/early 20th century French author/Nobel prize winner.If you sometimes don't let go of what is you will never find what might be…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Sep 16, 3:51pm -
  • DREAM, PLAN, ACT!

    DREAM, PLAN, ACT!

    "Man is a genius when he is dreaming."Akira Kurosawa, 20th century Japanese film maker.Kurosawa-san was right describing our dreams, both those while we sleep and those awake, as an indication of human genius.However, a dream not realized is only a d…
    - 4 days ago, 27 Sep 16, 4:08pm -
  • THERE IS TIME NOW. TAKE IT!

    THERE IS TIME NOW. TAKE IT!

    "And when is there time to remember, to sift, to weigh, to estimate, to total?"Tillie Olsen, 20th century American writer.Time to consider where you've been, where you are and where you'd like to go in the time left to you.Your time.It is finite, don…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Sep 16, 4:10pm -

WOMEN ON BUSINESS


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  • Communication Skills Are Important: Just Watch the Presidential Debate

    Communication Skills Are Important: Just Watch the Presidential Debate

    In the words of presidential candidate Hilary Clinton, “Words matter when you run for President.” They also matter when you are a woman in business seeking to make your mark on the world. If you question the impact that communication skills can h…
    - 16 hours ago, 30 Sep 16, 3:28pm -
  • 3 Easy Ways to Differentiate Your Website

    3 Easy Ways to Differentiate Your Website

    Every business has one. Most of them do little or nothing to help your business. What is it? A website. The sad reality is that most websites disappoint. They fail to deliver the results you hope for. If you want to differentiate your website and mak…
    - 2 days ago, 29 Sep 16, 3:11pm -
  • Trailblazers Welcome – Boldly Go Where Women Have Gone Before

    Trailblazers Welcome – Boldly Go Where Women Have Gone Before

    Long before cell phones and video calls were the norm, Star Trek used communicators, tablets, and other devices. While the intent was to portray a universe many centuries in the future, the canon’s influence on modern technology took just a few dec…
    - 3 days ago, 28 Sep 16, 3:29pm -
  • How to Stop Being Too Negotiable with Yourself

    How to Stop Being Too Negotiable with Yourself

    As an entrepreneur, myself, I’ve found it difficult at times to practice my non-negotiables. What does that mean? Let me start with a story. When I started my journey to live Simple Clean and Whole, I practiced a bunch of rituals that became habits…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Sep 16, 2:46pm -
  • 4 Questions to Ask Yourself before Turning Your Hobby into a Business

    4 Questions to Ask Yourself before Turning Your Hobby into a Business

    Sponsored by InfoTrack: A lot of people have been starting online businesses recently, and it’s  a welcomed trend. Customers just have to browse through a seller’s online product inventory, fill out the online order form, submit their payment in…
    - 5 days ago, 26 Sep 16, 1:36am -

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…
    - 456 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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  • NewHold On To Your Gnome Sticks, 'Turbo Kid 2' Is On The Way

    Hold On To Your Gnome Sticks, 'Turbo Kid 2' Is On The Way

    Turbo Kid may been one of the best surprises of 2015 that definitely left most fans wanting more, I was among them. This week I was excited to not only get an Apple prequel in the form of a LE MATOS music video directed by RKSS, but it was also a…
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  • Greece Reloaded: How Tripsta Is Travelling Hopefully On The Road To Entrepreneurial Success
    Greece is a well-known for being a tourist hotspot and for being one of the most difficult places in Europe to set up a business.Yet. that position represents a opportunity as well as a problem so perhaps it is not surprising that one of its most su…
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  • What Every Employee Should Know About Their Benefits Plan

    What Every Employee Should Know About Their Benefits Plan

    More than two-thirds of organizations are struggling to fill full-time positions. This is because there aren’t as many job applicants, and those who do apply, often lack the required skills for the job. Now employers are competing to find—and ke…
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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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  • 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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  • The Three Domains of Effective Leadership

    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. Witho…
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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…
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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 situati…
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