Archive for: August 2012

Leadership
LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM EDMUND HILLARY
August 31, 2012
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Being First: Ten Innovation lessons from Mount Everest “Well George, we knocked the bastard off”. These were the first words of Edmund Hillary to his old friend George Low meeting him near the South Col of Mount Everest¹. It was just after his historic climb with his Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay on May 29th 1953. […]
Leadership
WHAT LEADERS DO IN THE FIRST HOUR OF A DAY
August 31, 2012
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How much does the first hour of every day matter? As it turns out, a lot. It can be the hour you see everything clearly, get one real thing done, and focus on the human side of work rather than your task list. Remember when you used to have a period at the beginning of […]
Leadership
LEADERSHIP IS ADAPTABLE, ACCEPTABLE AND APPLICABLE:
August 30, 2012
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Rather than seeking to maintain the status quo during difficult times, the new book Adaptability by Max McKeown argues that successful organisations understand the value of responding to turbulence. This management-issues book explains that adaptability is ultimately about “looking reality in the face” and responding with experimentation rather than trying to avoid challenges: Nelson MANDELA […]
Corporate Training
WHO INVENTED CHICKEN POPCORN? HERE IS A MAN!!
August 25, 2012
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Joshua MarstonEugene Gagliardi One night in the late 1960s, Eugene Gagliardi was lying awake in bed trying to figure out how to save his company. He was thinking about the Philly cheesesteak. Gagliardi ran a family business that sold hamburgers and other meat to restaurant chains in the Philadelphia area. But within the span of […]
Leadership
leaders must learn : strategy about saying “NO”
August 22, 2012
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Strategy sounds like a complex subject.  It isn’t.  It boils down to one word – no. Strategy is about saying “no” to things that will distract you from reaching your destination.  Too often we become enamored with the latest cool new idea when it would actually be best to say no to pursuing it.  Why?  […]
Leadership
THE SERVANT LEADERSHIP IS AN IDEA FOR THE YEAR 2012
August 22, 2012
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Just when we need to empower front line knowledge workers to think for themselves and take more ownership, the last thing they need is to be served by their managers. John F. Kennedy got the direction of service the right way around when he said: “Ask not what your country can do for you but […]
Management
Leaders are fast learners even though they are at NO- 1
August 15, 2012
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To Be Number One, Get the Right Number Two Picking a number two is among the most important decisions any leader makes. Getting it right shapes a leader’s direction, effectiveness, and legacy. In U.S. Presidential elections, the choice of a running mate can influence voter views of the candidate and shift the dialogue, as happened […]
Leadership Life Management
Discipline always cut the distance between you and goals
August 15, 2012
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The Disciplined Pursuit of Less Why don’t successful people and organizations automatically become very successful? One important explanation is due to what I call “the clarity paradox,” which can be summed up in four predictable phases: Phase 1: When we really have clarity of purpose, it leads to success. Phase 2: When we have success, […]
Leadership
WHAT LEADER SHOULD FINISH BEFORE LUNCH?
August 14, 2012
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12 Tasks That Killer Employees Always Finish Before Noon ! A recent study published in an American Psychological Association journal, Emotion, suggests that early birds are generally happier than night owls. More than 700 respondents, ranging from ages 17 to 79, were surveyed and asked about their emotional state, health, and preferred time of day. […]
Management
8 THINGS SMALL BUSINESS MAN NEVER SAY TO CUSTOMER
August 13, 2012
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Here are eight verbal slip-ups you should try with all your might never to make: 1. Mangle a client’s name. Nothing frustrates people more than hearing their name pronounced incorrectly—or called by another name altogether. This is perceived as a clear indication that you don’t care. Do your research in advance and know all the names […]