Archive | March, 2013

Trolls in Chelsea: How to Manage Meanies

Being agnostic to trolls, I took a day off work for growth and adventure.  As I stepped off the train in Manhattan,  my phoned beeped of a “tweetup” at the “Black Door.” A Tweet Walks into a Bar I got to the hotel and asked the concierge for directions.  He looked at me… “change your […]

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Three Management Styles

Guest post from Great Leadership regular contributor Paul Thornton: Management style greatly affects employees’ motivation and capacity to learn. The most effective managers vary their styles depending on the employee’s knowledge and skills, the nature of the task, time constraints, and other factors. By so doing, they encourage and inspire employees to do their best […]

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Fred 2.0

You may have noticed I’ve been reviewing quite a few books lately.  I started off last week with a little pause in reading before the next one, just to be contacted about reviewing another brand new book.  And am I glad I said yes! Mark Sanborn’s new book, Fred 2.0, is a follow up to […]

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The Secret Sauce: Social Media and Networking

How often do you play video games?  What is the first thing you do when you are playing a new game? When I sit down to play a new game that is filled with scenery and objectives, every part of my being wants to explore and experiment.  I’m curious how far I can wander before […]

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Carefrontation — The Ultimate Leadership Trait

Guest post by Mark Hopkins: The best leadership tip I ever received came from a pastor’s sermon during a non-denominational service in Yosemite Valley Chapel.  Maybe it was the message or maybe it was that I had 5 hours to think about it as I hiked up Half Dome later that morning, but 25 years […]

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Leadership and the Art of Struggle

Leadership is becoming more and more difficult and problematic . . . unless you have the right tools and resources. In Steven Snyder’s new book, Leadership and the Art of Struggle, he gives you the insights you need to transform your leadership pitfalls into opportunities. Struggle happens, and you can’t be afraid to bring it […]

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The Blind Spot Leading the Blind Spot

“The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it.”  George Bernard Shaw We all have blind spots– aspects of our leadership style that we think are just fine… and we don’t fully see the impact on others.  What’s your blind spot? […]

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