Leader Seduction by Dan Mulhern →
Here’s a relatively balanced thought piece on very recent economic events that makes some hard comments about the role of the US citizenryin all this. Politicians get some blame and rightfully so, but so do we, and that’s just as right. Hard choices require … well, hard choices:) Get tough, America.
Social learning is already going on at every organization. You don’t need to...– Misadventures in Learning is David’s blog and it became one of my “Must Read” subscriptions from the very first post. If you like being in on the cutting edge of learning and development and you appreciate being led by a real pro, follow David’s blog. You’ll enjoy the...
Screaming at board members is not a good business plan. —William Campbell...– … uh, yeah. Why do highly-paid and assumedly well-educated professionals not know this? Could this be yet another example of the potential value of emotional intelligence and inclusionary attitudes in our workplaces? Complete article detailing the downfall of an apparently abusive CEO
Reflections by emjayandthem →
Just one lovely ode to self, to aging gracefully, and to living life, stated simply, but deeply by someone who knows how to use words to create emotions. By the way, you look beautiful, curls and all:)
Dangerous Personal Development by The Emotion... →
Personal Development is all about positive thinking, overcoming fears, and creating motivation to change. That is all well and good. However, a dark side exists for those who ignore reality. This post provides a hard-nosed look at the need to balance thinking positively with accepting the realities of the world. Not for those who believe thinking great thoughts will make those great thoughts...
Ohmygawd, ohmygawd, ohmygawd … ~ Millions of adolescent girls– Okay, young ladies, now isn’t that annoying … really?
Obama Loses 36,000+ Twitter Followers in... →
So let me get this straight … The President loses approximately 0.004% of his Twitter followers, which would be like me losing 12 of my 3000. The Republicans pick up approximately 18% of those followers. … and “Obama’s losses appear to have been Republican’s gains, at least when it comes to followers”? Check the math, guys, because I do not see a big hit for Obama or...
Mistakes are part of the game. It’s how well you recover from the,...– Oh, Great … now I”m getting my wisdom and inspiration from aging rock stars who’d rather be playing golf. Wait a minute … maybe he’s just talking about playing golf here … sure, that’s it:).
"Who's the King?" on the Great Leadership blog →
Michael McKinney offers a great example of both storytelling and the amazing resistance of some folks to acknowledge reality. Great stuff!
The Appearance of Impropriety . . . →
A local CEO “invites” employees to attend a political fund-raiser, but insists that no obligation is included. Who are we kidding here? Any leader knows that they wield significant influence, that their words and their actions matter, and that when they suggest something, it is usually viewed as a command by those over whom they exert authority. This may not be illegal, but...
"CNN travel writer gushes about St. Louis" →
Darn! Just when I was about to write another post about our regional inferiority complex:)
The future is that time when you’ll wish you’d done what you...– I don’t know who originally said this, but his or her uppity and know-it-all attitude really irritates the bejabbers out of me … especially since he or she is absolutely right on. Now I’ve been told I’m wasting precious time, I have no illusions to fall back on. Might as...
Time: 5 Destructive Myths About the Economy ~... →
This is not for those who like bumper sticker philosophy or wading through facts and figures. Those with Short Attention Span syndrome, just keep tweeting. If you think the whole economic mess is some political party’s fault, go watch YouTube. If you are interesting in thoughtful and hard-nosed economic analysis that will not make you feel better, but will leave you better informed...
Dan Rockwell: 25 Dumb Mistakes Leaders Make . . .... →
Thanks, Dan, for an interesting and vaguely humorous litany of “Things Leaders Do Wrong”. I am grankly surprised at the shortness of the list, given all the leaders out there and all the opportunities to be in error:) It’s a nice pithy list of short phrases, with no detail offered for individual items. You are free to reflect on your own experiences with each and ponder why...
Random Acts of Leadership with Susan Mazza →
Random Acts of Leadership is a very good leadership blog ~ written clearly and with style. Susan Mazza is a very good source of guidance on all things leadership. I trust her thoughts and perceptions explicitly. “Every Job is a Leadership Position” ~ The specific post in the link above is about a key element of effective leadership development. If you don’t get this, you...
Misadventures in Learning with David Kelly →
Good post about the differences and similarities of social learning and informal learning. Much discussion in learning and development circles these days about how to define or redefine these concepts. Especially with regard to social learning, some older defintions already exist and sometimes the older concepts and the newer concepts get mixed up. Clarity is nice and David provides this.
An Ode to Borders by Bob Cornwall →
Sigh … I have been avoiding this particular bit of bad news about my favorite Big Box Bookstore, but I guess it is really going to happen, whether I pay attention or not. Bob Cornwall gives us some poignant memories and perhaps a little hope for the future, not for Borders, but for bookstores. … all I can really add to the Good Reverend’s words is “Amen”.
Leadership is a matter of having people look at you and gain confidence, seeing...– Spoken by Tom Landry. I’m not a big quoter of sports coaches, but this statement is a good description of modelling behavior and leading by example. I take my learning where I find it. John
The Bamboo Project ~ Michelle Martin →
Deceptively clear writing about awfully complex ideas … Michelle promotes life-long professional development, which is a nice combination of two important concepts. More importantly, she practices what she preaches. For example, her blog is the only one I have ever seen with an instruction manual. The Newbie Guide to the Bamboo Project both informs us of how to best use her blog and at...
The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same lvel of thinking...– Yes, indeed. Would someone please send this to our elected and appointed officials in Washington ~ BOTH sides of the aisle - thanks! John