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06.30.14

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05.31.14

LeadershipNow 140: May 2014 Compilation

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04.30.14

LeadershipNow 140: April 2014 Compilation

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03.31.14

LeadershipNow 140: March 2014 Compilation

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02.28.14

LeadershipNow 140: February 2014 Compilation

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01.31.14

LeadershipNow 140: January 2014 Compilation

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12.31.13

LeadershipNow 140: December 2013 Compilation

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11.30.13

LeadershipNow 140: November 2013 Compilation

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10.31.13

LeadershipNow 140: October 2013 Compilation

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09.30.13

LeadershipNow 140: September 2013 Compilation

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08.31.13

LeadershipNow 140: August 2013 Compilation

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07.31.13

LeadershipNow 140: July 2013 Compilation

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06.30.13

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05.31.13

LeadershipNow 140: May 2013 Compilation

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04.30.13

LeadershipNow 140: April 2013 Compilation

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03.31.13

LeadershipNow 140: March 2013 Compilation

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02.28.13

LeadershipNow 140: February 2013 Compilation

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01.31.13

LeadershipNow 140: January 2013 Compilation

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12.31.12

LeadershipNow 140: December 2012 Compilation

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11.30.12

LeadershipNow 140: November 2012 Compilation

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10.31.12

LeadershipNow 140: October 2012 Compilation

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09.30.12

LeadershipNow 140: September 2012 Compilation

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08.31.12

LeadershipNow 140: August 2012 Compilation

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07.31.12

LeadershipNow 140: July 2012 Compilation

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06.30.12

LeadershipNow 140: June 2012 Compilation

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05.31.12

LeadershipNow 140: May 2012 Compilation

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04.30.12

LeadershipNow 140: April 2012 Compilation

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03.31.12

LeadershipNow 140: March 2012 Compilation

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02.29.12

LeadershipNow 140: February 2012 Compilation

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01.31.12

LeadershipNow 140: January 2012 Compilation

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12.31.11

LeadershipNow 140: December 2011 Compilation

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11.30.11

LeadershipNow 140: November 2011 Compilation

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10.31.11

LeadershipNow 140: October 2011 Compilation

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09.30.11

LeadershipNow 140: September 2011 Compilation

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08.31.11

LeadershipNow 140: August 2011 Compilation

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07.31.11

LeadershipNow 140: July 2011 Compilation

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06.30.11

LeadershipNow 140: June 2011 Compilation

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05.31.11

LeadershipNow 140: May 2011 Compilation

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04.30.11

LeadershipNow 140: April 2011 Compilation

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03.31.11

LeadershipNow 140: March 2011 Compilation

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02.28.11

LeadershipNow 140: February 2011 Compilation

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01.31.11

LeadershipNow 140: January 2011 Compilation

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12.31.10

LeadershipNow 140: December 2010 Compilation

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11.30.10

LeadershipNow 140: November 2010 Compilation

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10.31.10

LeadershipNow 140: October 2010 Compilation

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09.30.10

LeadershipNow 140: September 2010 Compilation

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08.31.10

LeadershipNow 140: August 2010 Compilation

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07.31.10

LeadershipNow 140: July 2010 Compilation

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06.30.10

LeadershipNow 140: June 2010 Compilation

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05.31.10

LeadershipNow 140: May 2010 Compilation

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  • The Four-Letter Word that Makes You and Your Work Irresistible by @Mark_Sanborn http://bit.ly/dycMzC
  • RT @coachgoldsmith: When People Don't Want to Change -- Don't Waste Your Time! http://goo.gl/fb/igvtY
  • RT @sreardon: The Enduring Pursuit Of Excellence Requires An Enduring Approach http://bit.ly/bHigOK
  • 10 things Julius Caesar could have taught us about business, marketing, leadership (& even Social Media) http://bit.ly/9oxsM3
  • RT @bacharachblog: Can kids learn leadership? If they did, less adults would have to attend leadership seminars! http://bit.ly/9LO7oC
  • Leaders can sometimes communicate more without words than with them. by @JohnBaldoni http://bit.ly/cjUe8c
  • How Will You Be Remembered? by @mjasmus http://bit.ly/9WoRtk >People remember how you made them feel.
  • Poor Time Management Skills Passes Gossip as Biggest Workplace Pet Peeve | Business Wire http://ht.ly/1LQL5
  • Mike Henry Sr: Good Leadership vs. Effective Leadership http://bit.ly/c9ni7J
  • RT @hulmevision: Technologies change but human nature does not.
  • RT @coachgoldsmith: Leadership Isn't About You http://bit.ly/bLzphT Great!
  • RT @DrJackKing: Now, that's a VERY nice shot! A young golfer shows the world the serving nature of leadership! ~ http://bit.ly/a1QPBC
  • Bosses, Empathy, and Teaching: Thoughts from an Anonymous CEO by @work_matters (Bob Sutton) http://bit.ly/bpTzTr
  • Humble leaders recognize and value the contributions of others in lieu of self-promotion by @mikemyatt http://bit.ly/9cwwNo
  • I believe that technology will enable new business models, but not "new leadership” says @jimchampy http://bit.ly/99SMOM AGREED!
  • RT @post_lead: An inspiring Monday story, read @HeroesToday profile of Dana Reeves http://bit.ly/cnmGsZ
  • Orientation to action in our organizations often clashes with a leader’s ability to really listen >by @mjasmus http://bit.ly/c0az2V
  • Humble Leadership by @MGRecruiter http://ht.ly/1G2kx A lesson from Saladin
  • Mike Henry Sr: Applied Character-based Leadership http://bit.ly/cjbxAo
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04.30.10

LeadershipNow 140: April 2010 Compilation

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  • Leadership—It's (Much) More than Position - Imagining the Future of Leadership Series-Harvard Business Review http://bit.ly/d3LH7y
  • Scott Eblin: Three Dozen Predictable Situations That Executives Will Face in Their Careers http://bit.ly/d1cp0S
  • "He's great, but there’s something missing." What It Means to Lead with Presence by John Baldoni
  • FT: Think clearly in a crisis and be decisive by Stefan Stern http://bit.ly/ahXZhM
  • Often when we talk about great leaders, we mean great managers. Much of leadership training is about developing formal skills needed to be great manager.
  • 6 Steps to Greater Than Yourself by Steve Farber http://bit.ly/9eNpR7
  • FREE eBook: Meeting of the Living Dead | New Rules of Work http://bit.ly/b6JfMV (PDF)
  • JohnBaldoni: Is there a way to defend yourself without being defensive? http://s.hbr.org/9ZNbnm
  • C.K. Prahalad: The Responsible Manager by Bret L. Simmons http://bit.ly/9x5TlZ
  • Dr David Ballard: Study suggest moral actions may increase capacity for willpower & physical endurance http://j.mp/dhktmk
  • Tom Peters: Putting my stake in the ground on this: EXCELLENCE IS NOT AN "ASPIRATION." EXCELLENCE IS THE NEXT FIVE MINUTES
  • Brian Davis: Doing what is right no matter what it costs you > http://bit.ly/aIol6m
  • "Your ego is not your friend and does not have your best interests at heart." @scottleadership http://bit.ly/bp8TFg
  • Wally Bock: Book Review: Appetite for America http://bit.ly/dr3ZR5 Great review of a important part of bus/cultural history
  • Paul Johnson: Great Leaders Listen and Tell the Truth via @forbes http://cptl.st/90NHvY
  • What leaders do, as distinct from from what leadership is, has changed dramatically.
  • @NewRulesofWork: New blog post: First rule of Management is showing up http://ow.ly/1xFCo Too many mgrs missing in action.
  • 10 Famous, Inspirational Leaders and Their Favorite Books http://bit.ly/cof0wx
  • @rosasay: Have you tried Smashwords yet? My free ebook there: http://ow.ly/1yyCD Become an Alaka‘i Manager in 5 Weeks
  • @coachgoldsmith: "To Help Others Develop, Start with Yourself" http://bit.ly/d2TtdE | Good read!
  • @tom_peters: Must read Washington's "Rules of Civility"-110 rules which guided this quintessential gentlemen | http://bit.ly/c6BsB
  • FT: Dear Lucy: Lesson in learning to lead from where you are http://bit.ly/9GDsct
  • “By the end of this course, I hope to be the least important person in this room” says Wendy Richmond (what leadership sounds like)
  • @DavidWeedmark: It's time to Re-define Leadership http://bit.ly/cQzoFV
  • Ten Things to Stop Avoiding by @mjasmus http://bit.ly/9m6jsy
  • @RosabethKanter: A leadership pause: Great leaders have often lost power, struggled, then returned as better leaders http://bit.ly/blN2GE
  • @LeaderTalk: A Crisis of Confidence http://bit.ly/cjxBDQ Getting past the "disorientation phase of the learning cycle"
  • You can’t teach an old dog new tricks because you wear out before the dog does.
  • @mikemyatt: The importance of leading change: http://bit.ly/aXieQZ
  • The Economist: Psychology of power http://ow.ly/1vQSJ Power corrupts, but it corrupts only those who think they deserve it
  • To innovate: We have to be willing to risk looking like we don't know the answer, or maybe even the question.
  • "It's easy to be a short-term hero." Paul Polman CEO of Unilever in FT
  • The Collapse of Complex Business Models: http://bit.ly/cwIwxq
  • Strategy+Business: Management by Reflection http://ow.ly/1tRZH The most powerful way to learn is by reflecting on your own experience
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03.31.10

LeadershipNow 140: March 2010 Compilation

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02.28.10

LeadershipNow 140: February 2010 Compilation

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01.31.10

LeadershipNow 140: January 2010 Compilation

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  • Davos: Business Leadership for the 21st Century http://bit.ly/9JYV8g Good panel: Stephen Green, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Indra Nooyi, Eric Schmidt, Wang Jianzhou
  • RT @tom_peters: Mega-success-tip: Master beginnings! Master endings! Never leave either to chance! (Applies equally to accountant and Broadway actress.)
  • Mike Myatt: The myth of "When To Lead" http://tinyurl.com/ybhknqf >An important point!
  • Not to be missed insights from @JohnBaldoni Check out his blogs: http://bit.ly/1J7hJT and http://bit.ly/a9dvcO
  • Do you think people apply the same values in their private lives as they do in their professional lives? 22%=Yes / 62%=No @ Davos
  • Personal Responsibility: It comes down to individual moral actors making micro-level decisions. Thomas Glocer @ Davos
  • While many things are wrong systemically, I think we have a serious moral compass issue at the individual level. Thomas Glocer @ Davos
  • Are we wise enough to learn frm these lessons & take them into our daily life as a check-list of our daily deeds? Yasuchika Hasegawa @ Davos
  • Scott Elbin: Three Mantras to Keep Your Ego in Check http://bit.ly/aqiEdr
  • Mike Henry Sr: Sources of Leadership http://bit.ly/aSBc7C
  • RT @LeadToday: The only thing worse than training employees and losing them is not training them and keeping them. - Zig Ziglar
  • Michael Roberto: What Happened to Toyota? http://ow.ly/11qV7
  • Good Post: RT @mikemyatt: A closer look at leadership DNA...Do you have it? http://bit.ly/r0FrO
  • RT @hulmevision: Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself | A. J. Heschel
  • @davidrock101: 2nd NeuroLeadership Journal is out. Free intro paper outlining NeuroLeadership develpments in 09: http://bit.ly/cDharn (PDF)
  • We usually aren't suffering because we can't solve our problems; we are suffering because we can't see our problems.
  • I was grateful to be able to answer promptly. I said. “I don't know.” ~Mark Twain
  • RT @toddsattersten: "If you work really hard and you are kind, amazing things will happen" Conan closing final show as host of Tonight Show.
  • @BillGates My new website is live check out thegatesnotes. Excited to share more about what I’m learning, hope you like it!
  • Read: To Be or Not to Be? http://wp.me/pt5Ht-4a Being Intentional by @eschreyer
  • RT @eschreyer: Leaders - demanding proof too soon could stifle innovation. Nice read from Business Week: http://bit.ly/59Jj1O
  • Scott Elbin: How Coakley and Brown Pulled Defeat from the Jaws of Victory and Vice Versa: What Leaders Can Learn http://bit.ly/5wedHn
  • FT: Master the mix of continuity and change http://bit.ly/8TACK4
  • Scott Elbin: Six Qualities That Made Martin Luther King, Jr. a Great Speaker http://bit.ly/5jUv94
  • Jerry de Gier: Are We Enjoying the Journey? http://bit.ly/4xc0NK
  • Manias, panics and bubbles all have same characteristic: the absence of real leadership that takes a contrarians perspective. http://ow.ly/VR7c
  • Wally Bock: Leadership Development: Crafting Your Personal Development Plan http://bit.ly/4rMYgg
  • FT: A little knowledge is deadly dangerous: Organisations may already possess the information they need to avoid disaster. http://bit.ly/51njzl
  • TEDxMcGill - Karl Moore on Postmodern Leadership http://bit.ly/6ZcxL3
  • How To Keep Your Plates Spinning in 2010 http://bit.ly/6aYQZf
  • @tom_peters: 2010 quote of the yr award, but also goes into dictionary as Definition #1 of "They just don't get it." http://bit.ly/5OhzkU
  • @hulmevision: The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes | Marcel Proust
  • Wally Bock: Becoming a Great Leader is Up to You http://bit.ly/4ywash
  • Pliny the Younger on relationships: "We are paid in our own coin."
  • 59 Seconds: The myth of the "Yale Goal Setting" Study http://bit.ly/7cnobt
  • Terry Starbucker: A Leadership Checklist: 10 Things To Do Right Now To Make It A Great Year http://46xps.th8.us
  • @Mark_Sanborn: Lessons at Decade's End http://bit.ly/7JXxWZ
  • @rosasay: I once heard it said “hope has nothing to do with what is going on in the world.” So what, then, is it about? http://ow.ly/RZNt
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12.31.09

LeadershipNow 140: December 2009 Compilation

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  • Leading Blog selected as one of the top 10 leadership blogs of 2009 by @mikemyatt > http://bit.ly/6GWZwZ Thank you!
  • Leadership Un-Conference: LeaderPalooza: Have you ever noticed how quickly a fire dies out when you separate http://bit.ly/8bRISj
  • @tom_peters: NewTech=Mega-WOW. But: basics=basics. E.g., "Thank you." PowerTool Then. Now. Tomorrow. >Timeless!
  • Poem for the times. FT: The Bankers Who Wouldn’t Say Sorry: A Cautionary Tale http://bit.ly/50VLPW
  • Scott Berkun on speaking: It's the mistakes you make before you even say a word that matter most - preparation matters
  • Until 2024, in America on average 100 boomers turn 60 every 13 min. That's a lot of people asking "What am I doing with my life?" D Pink in Drive
  • What your team members want from you: Are you a boss? Here are seven things your team members want from you http://bit.ly/6A77A3
  • RT @hulmevision: Page through beautiful new issue of Vision, includes leadership article http://bit.ly/2qJTlU
  • RT @Xlead: Great video - London Business School’s Don Sull discusses how to find the upside in volatile times http://icio.us/jooubo
  • How to raise your game in 2010: Following a year of high anxiety, Stefan Stern offers three practical ideas to help http://bit.ly/7jpOsF
  • Scott Elbin: The Diplomatic Approach to Senior Leadership http://bit.ly/80CoFP
  • Professor Michael Roberto's Blog: Are you a micromanager? http://bit.ly/8F9p5u
  • LeaderTalk: Becoming is hard work. (Encouraging post.) http://ow.ly/Oka8
  • @mjasmus: New post: Cultivating Talent http://bit.ly/4QHjyS >Always Good!
  • Rory Sutherland: Life lessons from an ad man http://bit.ly/5N3SO9
  • Business Pundit: The 75 Best Business Blogs of 2009 http://bit.ly/65WnKI
  • RT @Xlead: Where do our leadership models and leadership lessons come from? Do We Celebrate the Wrong CEOs? http://bit.ly/7H9lnY
  • People who find happiness & meaning at work, usually find it at home as well. (BusinessWeek) http://bit.ly/7jCH95
  • Value added by best CEOs: Research shows that all the leading bosses proved their worth over an extended period http://bit.ly/83m3Vc
  • Tom Peters: Appreciation! "Tool" No.1 http://bit.ly/6LwcS9
  • The Teacher as Leader: Paul Samuelson and Phil Jackson http://bit.ly/5Ay6vB
  • deGier: The Art of Communication http://bit.ly/8pAwFd
  • CB Sully Sullenberger says, we need to try to do the right thing every time. We don’t know what moment in our lives we will be judged on.
  • RT @wallybock: Leadership might be a bad choice for you if ... http://ow.ly/K3LI
  • RT @michaelaroberto Round 4 in this week's look at classic reads for leaders: http://bit.ly/8S3otz
  • Jim Rohn tribute - September 17, 1930 - December 5, 2009 http://tribute.jimrohn.com/
  • RT @tsattersten: Economist chooses Too Big To Fail, Lords of Finance, How Markets Fail ... for its 2009 biz books - http://bit.ly/4wxmIr
  • RT @Mark_Sanborn: What makes a company great? http://bit.ly/6bmUw8 >>Great interview with Joseph A. Michell
  • FT: A question all leaders should ask themselves http://bit.ly/6q3lYp
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11.30.09

LeadershipNow 140: November 2009 Compilation

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twitter Here are a selection of tweets from November 2009:
  • Leadership – What’s Love Got To Do With it? http://ow.ly/HajA
  • Our comments shape people's lives. Our remarks point people in a direction. What future are you pointing people to?
  • If there's any secret to leadership it is "fit." Leadership style must fit the leader, & it must fit the org. http://bit.ly/1eD3RZ
  • Fortune: How to build great leaders - http://bit.ly/2Z5Pot
  • VIENNA: Peter Drucker - yodelling down Mount Fuji http://bit.ly/5wHLfz
  • The reason why so many people want to get back to “business as usual” is that that is what they do best. ~S. Stern in FT
  • @LeaderTalk: Leadership Priniciples Series | Leading Self with Character: Health and Well Being http://bit.ly/68yL5K
  • Interested in brain based solutions to leadership gaps? http://bit.ly/79hSqY
  • Drucker's principles still relevant today, interview with NPR's Marketplace http://bit.ly/15GvtE
  • Inc: The Wisdom of Peter Drucker from A to Z http://ow.ly/ED90
  • Still Here After a Rough Year http://bit.ly/4DI6QX
  • @DruckerInst: It's Drucker's 100th birthday—check out the celebratory "Apps"! http://bit.ly/2hRDSZ
  • “What you did tonight,” I said, “meant the world to a man whose life is ending. And what did it cost you? Nothing.” http://bit.ly/2FTMMA
  • Dilbert and his boss are practicing leadership again http://bit.ly/3w55BM Good Stuff!
  • Alan Weiss' 11 Problems That Plague Organizations - http://bit.ly/8K9ZF
  • @johnspence123 What are the Most Important Leadership Skills? Some really great info http://tiny.cc/FK1bU
  • Open your mind to the idea of innovation: Only complacent leaders believe their way of doing things cannot be improved http://bit.ly/4odakM
  • Want to market yourself memorably? Apply the personal touch — and a little creativity. http://ow.ly/CT1C
  • Bolster Your Leadership By Recognizing Mistakes http://ow.ly/CT1j
  • Fortune: Steve Jobs named CEO of the decade http://bit.ly/3J5MOi
  • Same leadership probs come up again & again in downturn. Solving them doesn't take fancy tech--just character & courage http://bit.ly/3HNDTX
  • On teamwork: Consultant John Ghegan has this sign on his desk: If I had it to do all over again, I'd get help.
  • @mikehenrysr: New post: Tribal Leadership http://bit.ly/t5C8x
  • Young people not only value parental input, but tend to have healthier relationships when they receive parental advice http://ow.ly/BnN7
  • Danish proverb: He who is afraid of asking is ashamed of learning.
  • @MeredithMBell: "If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?" - Sidney J. Harris
  • Drew Gilpin Faust: Most imp leadership lesson is understanding the context in which you are leading http://bit.ly/39Ta5T
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10.31.09

LeadershipNow 140: October 2009 Compilation

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twitter Here are a selection of tweets from October 2009:
  • Effective crisis leadership is really imagining a future that brings you beyond the status quo ~Ron Dufresne, St Joseph’s Univ
  • We're Governed by Callous Children http://bit.ly/3GerXd
  • RT @hulmevision: “People in distress will sometimes prefer a problem that is familiar to a solution that is not” | Neil Postman
  • RT @MargieMcKinney: "The secret of being boring is to say everything." ~Voltaire
  • In order to lead and influence others, we have to be available and intentional in our relationships. ~Becky Robinson @LeaderTalk
  • http://bit.ly/M7vli Discussing definitions of leadership not any good unless it affects the way you do your job.
  • RT @hulmevision: Rehabilitating Stalin http://bit.ly/pHZ0r
  • On the pain involved in most change: There is no fruit that is not bitter before it is ripe. ~Publilius Syrus (85-43 BC)
  • For a short-term fix, fear based leadership wins out every time.
  • RT @HarvardBiz: Don't Let Your Strength Become Your Weakness http://bit.ly/3uC7pE
  • Taboo or not taboo? Some new office guidelines http://ow.ly/ub1w
  • Generational differences have to do with life stages, not date of birth http://ow.ly/ub0k
  • Spouse Test: Before you submit a proposal ask your spouse to read it. If they can’t make sense of it, rewrite it. http://ow.ly/uaOR
  • My Nobel Prize for Leadership would recognize individuals who have unquestionable moral authority, says Alan Webber http://bit.ly/EtkkZ
  • RT @stevefarber: The Best Advice Ive Ever Gotten #1 - http://ow.ly/15UvJF // Good read. "Assume he was right and go from there."
  • Overconfidence: When leaders stop listening to the advice of others.
  • RT @hulmevision: Lights make light not noise—unless they are defective. // What kind of an example are you?
  • Sometimes the greatest act of courage and show of character is the willingness to change.
  • What kind of person do you need to become for you to be the leader you need to be?
  • As a leader, sometimes you need to change; sometimes you need to be changed.
  • How to compete in an upside down world: Leading managers do not wait for crises to concentrate their minds http://bit.ly/OJrrI
  • The upside of anger http://bit.ly/CL3cB
  • Strengths become weaknesses: We need tough, strong, confident leaders. But how can we prevent them from spiral. http://bit.ly/3wZmL7
  • “Every age has its own outlook,” wrote CS Lewis. Tradition must have a voice but not a veto.
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09.30.09

LeadershipNow 140: September 2009 Compilation

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twitter Here are a selection of tweets from September 2009:
  • We tend to learn an enormous amount in the short term, quite a bit in the medium term and absolutely nothing in the long term.
  • RT @profkjmoore: An interview I did with Henry Mintzberg just came out on the Globe website: http://tinyurl.com/nnht5e // Insightful book
  • FT: Success can be a bad teacher. It's intoxicating; erodes self-awareness and fosters self-indulgence. http://ow.ly/rETr
  • RT @wallybock: My latest post at Momentor: "God is in the details" http://ow.ly/rBY8 Good advice
  • @hulmevision: @Bob_Wheeler Bob sent me this funny, charming, award- winning video http://bit.ly/GTw32 Good message about validation
  • Your leadership team has lost its mind when people at the table actually believe the org would be in worse shape if they were not there @perrynoble
  • RT @hulmevision: There are really only two ways of living: Give and Get. Get might work temporarily, Give works eternally.
  • It's difficult to get a man to understand something if his salary depends on his not understanding it. ~Sinclair Lewis
  • Your most valuable currency is relationship, emotional capital, the ability to connect with others. ~Susan Scott in Fierce Leadership
  • RT @scottmckain: http://tinyurl.com/m4sadz One of BEST posts EVER how to establish your own character & style from TELLER of Penn & Teller
  • RT @sreardon: If you can watch this 7min motivational video and it doesn't get you choked up - check yer pulse http://twitzap.com/u/L44
  • We influence others. Who we are often depends on who we are with and who they are depends on who we are.
  • RT @AthletesArtist: "Anger is the feeling that makes your mouth work faster than your mind." Evan Esar
  • GRT Interview! RT @hulmevision: “successful forgiveness, . . . a real commitment to change is shown in word and deed.” http://bit.ly/3wte7N
  • Managing with the Brain in Mind http://ow.ly/pja4
  • RT JD's Corner http://cli.gs/yUrsJ The Character that Should Define Us
  • Let's not confuse what it means to be famous or great. Great is for others. Famous is for you. Erwin McManus
  • RT @MichaelHyatt: What’s holding you back from success? Could it be that all you lack is courage. Re-post: http://is.gd/Ark5
  • RT @paul_farrier "Looking back, my life seems like one long obstacle race, with me as the chief obstacle." Jack Paar
  • Find a repeatable formula RT @HarvardBiz: How Marvel Went from Bankruptcy to $4-B Buyout http://bit.ly/13Arpc
  • How to Escape Perfectionism http://ow.ly/nKuz
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08.31.09

LeadershipNow 140: August 2009 Compilation

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twitter Here are a selection of tweets from August 2009:
  • Leadership Lessons from Ted Kennedy http://bit.ly/IS4Zt
  • Why Gen-Y Johnny Can't Read Nonverbal Cues http://ow.ly/miyi
  • @HarvardBiz: Ted Kennedy, Low-Potential Leader http://bit.ly/14ehlo
  • Leadership involves plumbing as well as poetry. ~Jim March
  • Our nature has no built-in braking system. More is never enough. ~Peter Whybrow
  • Good mgnt is art of making problems so interesting and solutions so constructive that everyone wants to get to work and deal w/ them. ~P Hawken
  • “You know why I do marathons? Because this is how I practice not quitting.” ~ @OrlandoMagicPat
  • The problems of an aging customer base http://ow.ly/kwmu
  • USAF leadership lesson SLICED=Selflessness, Loyalty, Integrity, Commitment, Energy, Decisiveness http://bit.ly/NhNcJ
  • The more unpredictable the world becomes, the more we rely on predictions. ~Steve Rivkin
  • You need to learn to level with people without leveling them. ~The Effective Editor
  • Maybe the best managers are simply ordinary, healthy people who aren't too screwed up. ~Mintzberg http://ow.ly/kjq3 Book: http://ow.ly/kjtd
  • The Lesson of the 38 Candy Bars - We would’ve followed that general anywhere. http://ow.ly/kdM1
  • RT @hulmevision: Subject of 100,000+ books, Bonaparte’s story still fascinates 2 centuries later. How did he do it? http://bit.ly/ayZWg
  • Authority should be seen as a part of leadership, not as a way around leadership.
  • Another good column by @HarveyMackay: "Uncommon leadership has common traits" http://bit.ly/if2uA
  • Can business leaders learn a lesson from the president of the United States? http://ow.ly/jVwQ
  • RT @JohnBaldoni: Forgiveness is an act of leadership. Read my column at http://tinyurl.com/qmcoav
  • Old friend Lance Cosgrove offers FREE mp3s dwnlds. Not a country music fan but check out In Your Little Girl’s Eyes (from the Raining In Bakersfield album) Grt Lyrics http://ow.ly/jS08
  • Change the world: Begin as a band of madmen welcoming other crazy ppl who want to be part of something bigger than themselves
  • @dbsIII Your emphasis on alignment in your new book - A Leader Within - is good. http://bit.ly/Epv0u
  • Gary Hamel: "Don't confuse the edge of your rut with the horizon."
  • 31 Refutably Irrefutable Laws of Lame Leadership: http://scribd.com/doc/273295 This will resonate!
  • WSJ: Just how accurate are those numbers? More guesswork than we'd like to think. http://ow.ly/ja3B
  • Stefan Stern: The rules of engagement: All is not fair in love, war and business http://bit.ly/vOkp7
  • Change the way you work: Forget call centres – systems thinkers see the world differently: http://bit.ly/i2ZoD
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07.31.09

LeadershipNow 140: July 2009 Compilation

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twitter Here are a selection of tweets from July 2009:
  • Releasing control and sharing influence with others may be the one of the most difficult changes to make in your leadership style. ~JR Kerr
  • RT @UtneReader: Creativity it’s surprisingly orderly, it can be learned http://bit.ly/l581L Think about problems as abstract
  • Is your reluctance to follow undermining your leadership?
  • Ultimately, leadership is about life.
  • Grow yourself. You can't separate yourself as a person from yourself as a leader.
  • RT @davidzinger: Employee Engagement Zingers. A tad of Monday morning twitter humor to start your work. http://bit.ly/1xNbm4
  • RT @SirHendrix: you are acting opportunistic because you don't know your purpose, you don't focus, and you have no strategy.
  • Live through the unfair things, develop the hide to not let it bother you & keep your eyes focused on what you have to do. Hank Greenberg
  • Identify the influencers. Work through them, not around them. Invite them, don't inform them.
  • We build who we are by building up others.
  • Excellent Piece WSJ: Celebrity Culture vs. The Right Stuff
  • Time to get your strategy right: It's not just that markets have changed. Your organisation has changed. FT http://bit.ly/1YLaIt
  • Time Magazine: No Charisma? Don't Worry, You Can Still Be a Leader http://ow.ly/hJKz
  • Turnaround Question: What do I want this situation to become?
  • Cronkite: "A career can be called a success if one can look back and say: 'I made a difference.'" He made a difference.
  • RT @donhornsby: They Never Said That! | U.S. Presidents | Reader's Digest http://ff.im/5kHFS
  • A Farewell to Harms WSJ http://bit.ly/15UkE4
  • Everyone is normal until you get to know them better. ~Manfred Kets de Vries
  • Every despot must have one disloyal subject to keep him sane. ~GB Shaw
  • As a leader, if you are not encouraging candid feedback, you are just asking for trouble. Do you have a court jester?
  • RT @perrynoble NEVER allow the voice of those who know you the least to shape you the most!
  • Ideas from under your nose: While networks of outsiders are a fashionable concept, those looking for innovation... FT: http://tinyurl.com/nwd4qf
  • RT @pamslim: The big 5 mid-year game-changing questions http://bit.ly/CWcV3 Good questions to ask yourself
  • Interviews with top business authors during FT Press & Wharton School Publishing Author Week http://ow.ly/haRj
  • Otto Scharmer- Leader: All people who engage in creating change or shaping their future, regardless of their formal positions
  • If you can't live through adversity, you'll never be good at what you do. ~Hank Greenberg
  • Managers who act like owners: Extravagant restaurant bills and huge taxi fares might not endear you to the peopl.. http://tinyurl.com/lesxgz
  • RT @Ventureneer: Leadership can be learned :: says http://bit.ly/XNQJq
  • Making History > David McCullough WSJ http://tinyurl.com/kumpdg
  • The Fall of the Workplace Jerk ?? WSJ http://ow.ly/gn6j
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06.30.09

LeadershipNow 140: June 2009 Compilation

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twitter Here are a selection of tweets from June 2009:
  • Survive company mergers: Business leaders will soon see opportunities for mergers and acquisitions. FT: http://tinyurl.com/kth2e4
  • To lead you must come from a context larger than the self.
  • What you don't know about Ed McMahon by @wallybock http://ow.ly/fNhY
  • RT @innovate: "Know when to be stubborn and when to be flexible: Be stubborn about the vision, but flexible about tactics" - Jeff Bezos
  • RT @scottmckain: It's the label on a wine bottle ... What can YOU do to get more business? http://budurl.com/smvp Now that's thinking!
  • RT @MichaelHyatt: RT @human3rror: Overheard: Youtube, Twitter, and Facebook are merging together: "YouTwitFace.com"
  • Make a list of your most basic assumptions. Are they still true?
  • Effective networks lead to innovation : You need to understand how informal networks can work to your benefit. http://tinyurl.com/lqhx5l
  • Relevance: Are you answering questions no one is asking?
  • Raising Kids: Our revolutionary leaders wanted the best from their children. http://ow.ly/feoG
  • Twitter: Tips, Tricks and Tweets http://ow.ly/f3vd Very helpful book-esp for people like me!
  • How to rebuild trust: (Registration Required) http://tinyurl.com/m3zvqe
  • Most leadership is not out front and heroic. We don't see it because we don't know what we are looking for.
  • If you do not have some bad loans, you are not in business.” ~Paul Volker
  • The undercover boss: The CEO went undercover in his own business, disguised as an office worker (Registration Required) http://tinyurl.com/mmapv4
  • Developing leaders is a long term solution. Recruitment is a short-term answer to a long-term problem.
  • Counselors should quit trying to determine who is right and instead guide people on how to apply the correct principles in their situation
  • Are you getting enough sleep? http://ow.ly/d899
  • Are you building margin into your life? Emotional, physical, schedule and financial margin?
  • Leaders take note: Disappointment breeds cynicism.
  • Real success or failure is hard to measure especially in short term. Targets and personal gain are attractive alternatives ~How Rome Fell
  • When we start with our eyes on our needs, we are never able to see anything else.
  • If you’re just maintaining the institution, it’s difficult to see beyond the old and allow the new to emerge.
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05.31.09

LeadershipNow 140: May 2009 Compilation

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twitter Here are a selection of tweets from May 2009:
  • Ten Fatal Flaws That Derail Leaders HBR  http://ow.ly/9Piu
  • Mulally on Ford: "This is a huge enterprise and the magic is, everybody knows the plan." How well are you communicating?
  • Edison’s genius lay in his ability to conceive a fully developed marketplace, not simply a discrete device ~Tim Brown IDEO
  • Our competencies enable and restrict the range of leadership roles we will be able to perform well.
  • How to manage the clever squad: It is time to reframe the debate about talent and start thinking about clever people.
  • All the truly grt armies in history had a cause that inspired the individual to remarkable heights of courage & endurance ~Eisenhower
  • The task of leadership is to create an alignment of strengths in ways that make weaknesses irrelevant. ~Peter Drucker
  • We don’t first find leaders and hope they take on the qualities of a servant. We need to find servants and let them be leaders ~Cole
  • To paraphrase Thomas Carruthers, a leader is one who makes themselves progressively unnecessary.
  • Life reveals who we are inside. Life is the test of the measure of your leadership. ~Neil Cole  http://ow.ly/8aDf
  • A model of action or agreement: Some leaders simply tell people what to do, while others try to build consensus..  http://tinyurl.com/rbyh3d
  • Fund mgr James Chanos explained in 2007, "It is the regulated bits of the system you should worry about!" How true.  http://ow.ly/6F6c
  • No such thing as dysfunctional org because every org is perfectly aligned to achieve the results it currently gets. We want it that way!
  • Soar above the skyful of lies: If we are to manage the increased flow of information, first we have to learn to ...  http://tinyurl.com/o3jcv7
  • Rick Smith: To be successful, you need to earn every relationship. Good Post:  http://ow.ly/5Pfj
  • If we keep our focus too tight, we may miss the opportunities all around us.
  • 'Shrink to Win' Isn't Much of a Strategy  http://twurl.nl/bkf6bj
  • Goodbye Bland Affluence  http://twurl.nl/up47pe
  • A man should swallow a toad every morning to be sure of not meeting with anything more revolting in the day ahead ~Nicolas Chamfort
  • The Secret faithful have been left standing at curb dutifully visualizing a new Ferrari as the repo man takes the Ford  http://ow.ly/4HY7
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04.30.09

LeadershipNow 140: April 2009 Compilation

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twitter Here are a selection of tweets from April 2009:
  • Lessons from Legendary Advertising Executive David Ogilvy http://ow.ly/4v11
  • 100 Excellent Online Tools to Feed Your Creativity http://ow.ly/4v0m
  • 12 Reasons To Be (Economically) Optimistic WSJ > http://ow.ly/4pZi
  • Twittering executives reveal more than they realize http://ow.ly/478r
  • “What frightens a people serves as a reliable guide to their idolatries.” What you have closed the book on may be limiting your growth?
  • RT @KarlRove WSJ: A superstar, not a statesman, today leads our country. http://twurl.nl/xnf3q3 Great leaders aren't defined by consensus
  • 12 Major Brands that 24/7 Wall Street believes will not survive until the end of next year >> http://ow.ly/3zi9
  • The 7 secrets of really, really lucky companies http://ow.ly/3lpZ
  • Tom Peters: "we"-the-gurus are not in the business of discovering and propagating "immutable laws. Well said Tom! http://ow.ly/3lm9
  • Random House to publish Dan Brown's new novel, The Lost Symbol September 15. 5-million copy first printing - the highest in RH history.
  • Nido Qubein: The more you operate within your area of effective influence, the larger the area becomes.
  • Douglas Rushkoff: Instead of focusing on what we still lack, we must take stock of what we already do have.
  • Companies do not take advantage of feedback opportunities. FT: http://ow.ly/3k5g
  • If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original ~ Ken Robinson http://ow.ly/31Vn
  • Four reasons to be cheerful: Leaders should not be moping about, feeling sorry for themselves and spreading misery. http://tinyurl.com/cyjllr
  • Taleb on Experts: People who were driving a school bus blindfolded (and crashed it) should never be given a new bus. http://ow.ly/2mub
  • Ten principles for a Black Swan-proof world by Nassim Nicholas Taleb in FT: http://ow.ly/2msV
  • Best and Worst states to do business with: CEOs rated Texas #1 state and California as the worst. http://ow.ly/2bWj
  • "Writing is a moral act: What you write has a real effect on others, often to a rather surprising extent” ~ Alexander McCall Smith
  • Entrepreneurship can rescue us: As the risk averse withdraw, braver business leaders will step forward, writes Stern. http://tinyurl.com/d5ob93
  • Fear has overwhelmed greed; adventurous are on retreat Until we reverse this psychology won't recover economic momentum http://ow.ly/1Qc6
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03.31.09

LeadershipNow 140: March 2009 Compilation

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twitter Here are a selection of tweets from March 2009:
  • Engagement issues? First, forget the idea that emerging leaders must conform to the existing culture. Respect it? Absolutely.
  • A lack of creativity in an org may not be the employees; it’s more likely it’s the org itself. Does your org suffocate ideas?
  • Managing the mood is crucial: Tough trading conditions like these test character as much as business acumen. tinyurl.com/dgaxuy
  • Life Lesson: The more you help other people with their hurts, the easier it is to handle your own. ~ Scott McKain
  • Jac Fitz-enz: Not only is a “best practice” subjective – it’s transitory.
  • Humility: Understanding the danger of being educated beyond your intelligence.
  • Steve McKee said, "You can cut your way to survival but not success."
  • Growing people requires that we reinforce improvements along the way - before they've "made" it. Don't wait.
  • At work or at home, the more support you build into the system, the faster you can grow people.
  • Lack of accountability paves the way to mediocrity.
  • Atlas Shrugged is selling at a faster rate today than at any time during its 51-year history. ow.ly/Vgd and ow.ly/Vgg
  • FT: “Timidity, confusion and populism have been the enemies of effective action.”
  • This makes a good case for not criticizing others. tinyurl.com/covj5n
  • Diplomatic Gifts: It's only natural that Obama's eye drifts to the discount bin at the video store. ow.ly/Tqy
  • “The key to being a good manager is keeping the people who hate me away from those who still undecided.” -Casey Stengel
  • T Jeary: "If you are the first person to see that something needs to be done, you are probably the best person to do it."
  • Focus found in ability to boclk out all things we don't like about ystrdy & things we worry about tomorrow & do next correct thing we need to do today
  • FT: “The great mistake was to rely merely on self-interest in - as imperfect and as important a market as - the financial sector.”
  • “Business television makes the crisis feel like it has the tempo of a videogame. But this isn’t Wii Economy. It is plate tectonics.” WSJ
  • Building self-confidence is the starting point for unlocking the potential of yourself and others.
  • 2008 Bestsellers Fiction: The Appeal by Grisham / The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by Wrobleski / The Host by Meyer / Cross Country by Patterson
  • 2008 Bestsellers Non-Fic: Last Lecture by Pausch / Purpose of Christmas by Warren / You: Being Beautiful by Roizen & Oz / Outliers by Gladwell
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02.28.09

LeadershipNow 140: February 2009 Compilation

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twitter Here are a selection of tweets from February 2009:
  • Currently, GM supports five retirees in the U.S. for every active employee. Nearly equals the population of Wyoming - almost 500M
  • RT @AlexKaris: Children spell the word Love - "T I M E" - make your investment today! - That pretty well nails it!
  • So long as our compensation systems encourage execs to look only a year or two ahead, that’s what they'll continue to do http://ow.ly/uXB
  • Our economy didn't get into this mess because executives were paid too much. Rather they were paid too much for doing the wrong things. WSJ
  • Shoichiro Toyoda: “We are not gods, we are not infallible. Sometimes even Tiger Woods misses a shot.” (WSJ Sub Req) http://ow.ly/rWq
  • Microsoft is sponsoring a free download of 5 classic HBR articles. http://ow.ly/jqG
  • Some “positional leaders” are so good at managing that they obstruct genuine leadership.
  • Jack Hayhow's "Kicking the Recession's Butt" e-book FREE download here >> http://ow.ly/ilq
  • 2009 C-SPAN Survey of Presidential Leadership - Overall Ranking http://ow.ly/ilf
  • Many organizations are providing leadership for the past because they don’t understand the present enough to project the future.
  • Many Emerging leaders feel stifled because they come to a situation where all questions of how to organize and lead were answered long ago
  • The “all-hat-no-cattle leader” Time Magazine http://ow.ly/fmD
  • U have 2 get people 2 face up 2 the reality. People will follow you. What they can't stand is unrealistic deluded leadership. A Norman, ASDA
  • Mr. New Deal Harry Hopkins of FERA '33: "Our job is to relieve the unemployed not to develop a big social-work organization." What a concept
  • "I don’t like offending people, and it’s easy to offend people when you don’t know as much as they do." Good insight by Seth Godin.
  • What business ppl need to do to regain trust: Stop behaving like 18th century French aristocracy. Think shared sacrifice. http://ow.ly/8Pv
  • “That’s the way we’ve always done it.” Are we so tied to our approach that we lose our effectiveness?
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01.31.09

LeadershipNow 140: January 2009 Compilation

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twitter Here are a selection of tweets from January 2009:
  • The phrase leaders cast long shadows is used to draw attention to the fact that a leader’s actions are magnified far more than they imagine
  • “You always have to eat humble pie at some point…. Every rejection is the fuel for what you will be.” Diane von Furstenberg in Feb 2009 T&C
  • WN: A leader must summon citizens to rise above themselves, but without appearing preachy or contemptuous of their present state of mind
  • Not what you’d expect him to say: Creativity flourishes at the edges of things. It needs boundaries and it needs constraints. P Ibbotson
  • Without an effective infrastructure for learning – action reviews – a plan is just a plan. An idea is not reality.
  • Chief speechwriter for George W. Bush, Marc Thiessen: History Will Remember Bush Well http://ow.ly/4GF
  • FT said of Obama’s speech: “the performance of a born leader.” That really means he put the time in. You’re seeing the result.
  • FT: Managers who see economic strife only as a threat are missing out on ideal opportunity to implement change and instill better practice.
  • Kissinger: Occasionally an outsider may provide perspective; almost never does he have enough knowledge to advise soundly on tactical moves
  • Think of leadership IN, not leadership OF. It's not position.
  • To develop new leaders, existing leaders will have to give up control and empower emerging leaders to lead in new ways.
  • In a downturn, set realistic goals and use shorter time horizons. Predictions are likely to be more accurate and relevant.
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