LEAD ON PURPOSE


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  • 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 →
    - 5 days ago, 27 Jun 16, 1:43pm -
  • Why leadership is an endurance race

    Why leadership is an endurance race

    Success is a marathon, not a sprint. The only way to truly prepare for a marathon is to train, to practice, to run. You need to get out on the road. You need to put in the miles. It takes … Continue reading →
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  • How digital trends affect SMBs

    How digital trends affect SMBs

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  • Why [brief]? Communicate with power

    Why [brief]? Communicate with power

    We live in a fast-paced world. We never have enough time to complete the agenda. The more we accomplish, the more the work seems to pile up. It gets overwhelming. How do you deal with mounting stress? How do you … Continue reading →
    - 26 days ago, 6 Jun 16, 1:00pm -
  • 3 strategies to lead when you can’t mandate

    3 strategies to lead when you can’t mandate

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800CEO READ


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  • Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior

    Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior

    Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces that Shape Behavior by Jonah Berger, Simon & Schuster, 272 pages, $26.99, Hardcover, June 2016, ISBN 9781476759692Why do firstborn children tend to do better academically, while younger siblings are more likely…
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  • June 2016 Business Book Bestsellers

    June 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…
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  • Business Books to Watch in July

    Business Books to Watch in July

    These are some of the books we have our eye on in July. The first two were actually released in late June, but we missed them in last month's list, and wanted to make sure you didn't miss them, as well.The Evolution of Money by David Orrell & Roman…
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  • Achieving Longevity: How Great Firms Prosper Through Entrepreneurial Thinking

    Achieving Longevity: How Great Firms Prosper Through Entrepreneurial Thinking

    “I needed to write this book because I am concerned that businesses in general, and business leaders in particular, have lost touch with the all-important entrepreneurial spirit that drove growth and prosperity in the past,” writes Jim Dewald in…
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  • Pathways to Possibility: Transforming Our Relationship with Ourselves, Each Other, and the World

    Pathways to Possibility: Transforming Our Relationship with Ourselves, Each Other, and the World

    Pathways to Possibility: Transforming Our Relationship with Ourselves, Each Other, and the World by Rosamund Stone Zander, Viking, 272 pages, $26.00, Hardcover, June 2016, ISBN 9780670025183I was either three or four years old when it happened. My b…
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GREAT LEADERSHIP


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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • Defining Corporate Culture–Why Is It Critical?

    Defining Corporate Culture–Why Is It Critical?

    Guest post from Rick Tiemann:You can’t just take it for granted and assume that having a business plan in place is all it takes in order to develop your leadership program. You also can’t take for granted that having a leadership development prog…
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  • Building Commitment on Your Team

    Building Commitment on Your Team

    Guest post from by JV Venable: Any man or woman you hire will come on board with a measure of uncertainty.  They’ll step in wondering just what kind of commitment they can expect from you, and many will wonder if they can measure up to the standar…
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  • How to Manage Yourself so Your Boss Won’t Have to

    How to Manage Yourself so Your Boss Won’t Have to

    What’s the difference between an employee that can’t seem to tie their own shoes without asking “mother may I” and one that can perform with a high level of autonomy and accountability?It comes down to three things:1. The employee must have…
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HOW TO BE A LEADER

CEO BLOG - TIME LEADERSHIP


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  • 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…
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  • 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…
    - 12 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…
    - 31 days ago, 1 Jun 16, 4:44pm -
  • Damned Nations and Standing Desks

    Damned Nations and Standing Desks

    I read a book today by Dr. Samantha Nutt MD - Damned Nations - Greed, Guns, Armies and Aid.It was captivating.  Scary and depressing in parts but also hopeful.Nutt understands the complexity of the problem.  She has traveled to war torn areas frequ…
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  • The Trusted Executive

    The Trusted Executive

    I read a book by John Blakey - The Trusted Executive - Nine Leadership Habits that Inspire Results, Relationships and Reputation.I like the title since I like habits.  And distilling a complex topic into 9 things sounds attractive.The book leads wit…
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BUSINESS WISDOM


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  • MANAGEMENT, LEADERSHIP SIMPLIFIED

    MANAGEMENT, LEADERSHIP SIMPLIFIED

    "Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."Peter Drucker, 20th century American professor, business consultantPossibly overly simplifying what I hope is still correct.
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  • THE PROBABLE, LIKELY, NOT THE CERTAIN

    THE PROBABLE, LIKELY, NOT THE CERTAIN

    "If you can look into the seeds of time and say which grain will grow and which will not, speak then unto me."William Shakespeare, late 16h/early 17th century English playwright, poet, actorMr. Shakespeare said this knowing no one knows in advance wh…
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  • INTELLIGENT INTENTION

    INTELLIGENT INTENTION

    "Our actions are the results of our intentions and our intelligence."E. Stanley Jones, 20th century theologianHopefully you are intelligent enough to see this.However, if not, but your intention is to accept it as true, good enough.
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  • SELF FORGIVENESS

    SELF FORGIVENESS

    "How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself."Publilius Syrus, 1st century BC Syrian slave/Latin writerWilliam Blake said, "It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend."Even more difficult to forgive ourselves.More important too for if…
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  • MONEY FOR WHAT YOU DO, NOT WHAT YOU COULD DO

    MONEY FOR WHAT YOU DO, NOT WHAT YOU COULD DO

    "Ben Franklin may have discovered electricity but it is the man who invented the meter who made the money."Earl Warren, 30th governor of California, 14th Chief Justice of the US Supreme CourtWell, maybe not exactly, but the core message is true.It's…
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WOMEN ON BUSINESS


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  • Why Incorporate in Your Home State?

    Why Incorporate in Your Home State?

    Sponsored by EastBiz.com, Inc.: Many entrepreneurs are faced with a difficult decision: whether to incorporate in their home states or another state. This decision depends in large part on the type of business that the owner plans to run. Incorporati…
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  • Business Lessons from the 2016 Primary Elections

    Business Lessons from the 2016 Primary Elections

    If you have remotely paid attention to the 2016 primary elections, you know there is something crazy going on. The two most (dare I say) hated, despised, and polarizing figures in U.S. Presidential history are vying for your vote as President. It is…
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  • 8 Tips to Set Up Your Own Home Office

    8 Tips to Set Up Your Own Home Office

    Every day, more and more people are starting to work from a home office, and a home office certainly has its own perks, but at the same time, it’s important to remember a few key things when designing one. Working from a home office is great, but i…
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  • Improving the Efficiency of Your Business the Smart Way

    Improving the Efficiency of Your Business the Smart Way

    Sponsored by Message Direct: Businesses of any size are tough to run successfully. The truth is that we live in a cutthroat global market where competition is fierce, and customers are not always easy to impress. But there is a range of new 21st cen…
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  • Seeing the Value of Women in the Tech Industry

    Seeing the Value of Women in the Tech Industry

    Sponsored by CMU College of Makeup Art & Design: As enlightened as we may claim our society to be, we consistently tend to undervalue a significant portion of our workforce—women. Sure, we don’t clearly advertise that certain jobs are the domain…
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FORBES NETWORK


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  • 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…
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  • NewWhy Entrepreneurs Should Think About Purpose And Not Just Themselves

    Why Entrepreneurs Should Think About Purpose And Not Just Themselves

    ShutterstockSince the time of the ancient Greeks, the concept of a “higher purpose” has been discussed. As the German professor Ernst Curtius once wrote, “The whole tectonic art of the Greeks is consecrated by a higher purpose.”When you thi…
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  • Trolls Trailer Is Sparkles, Cynicism And Marketing Genius
    The trailer for Dreamworks Animation’s Trolls was released online two days ago, and it offers an interesting insight on how to create a story with mass audience appeal from a line of toys which generally appealed to a single demographic — little…
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  • Dangerous Mistake: Taiwan Fires Killer Aircraft Missile Toward China

    Dangerous Mistake: Taiwan Fires Killer Aircraft Missile Toward China

    Navy chief of staff lieutenant general Mei Chia-shu speaks during a press conference in Taipei on July 1, 2016. Taiwan’s military authorities said a lethal anti-ship missile was ‘mistakenly’ launched and fell into the Taiwan Strait as ties betw…
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  • Why Didn't The Bollywood Industry Rally To Defend Political Drama 'Shorgul'?

    Why Didn't The Bollywood  Industry Rally To Defend  Political Drama 'Shorgul'?

    Jimmy Sheirgill in ‘Shorgul’ (Photo: Everywhere Media)Hindi political drama Shorgul launched on 900 screens in India on July 1, a week later than originally scheduled after a ban was imposed by local authorities in an Uttar Pradesh district 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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  • 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…
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  • 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 -