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Australian Billionaires; Maddock’s Plan D; Oscar Winner?; Congrats Gunjan; Vegas April 9 - 11

Hello ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. YPO-Only Scaling Up Workshop Las Vegas April 9 – 11 – YPO has a few more spots for YPO teams to attend the 3-time award winning Scaling Up workshop “Making the Rockefeller Habits Rock” in Las Vegas April 9 – 11. YPOer Reza Etedali is the Day Chair subbing in for my dear friend Wei Chen who passed away two months ago. For more info email ...
Tags: Leadership, Australia, Youtube, Harvard, Higher Education, New Jersey, Hilton, Silicon Valley, Las Vegas, Quinn, Alex, Jim Collins, Mckinsey, Alex Honnold, Ny Times, Mike

Nintendo of America’s Reggie Fils-Aime Is Retiring After Almost 13 Years at the Helm

Doug Bowser will succeed Fils-Aime as president on April 15
Tags: Leadership, News, Video Games, Uncategorized, America, Bloomberg, Nintendo, Reggie, Doug Bowser, Onetime

Why Now May Be The Time To Quit Your Executive Job

Is it time to exit stage right? Photo Courtesy of Ernest Billo-Unsplash General Electric just told the city of Boston that they were scaling back their plans to grow the Boston HQ significantly. While that move alone may not mean much to you, they have to reimburse the state $87M of incentive money given to them when they agreed to move their corporate headquarters from Connecticut to Massachusetts. In a nutshell, the company is doing what’s best for them. Can the same be said about you? Here a...
Tags: Leadership, Boston, Massachusetts, Happiness, Careers, Employee Engagement, Connecticut, Women In Business, Boston HQ, Executivecoaching, Careercoaching, Ernest Billo Unsplash General Electric

Find Your Sweet Spot

Guest post from  S. Chris Edmonds: An architect had earned her degree, gained her license, and joined the AIA. She found a well-paying job and even became successful. But she didn’t love it; she didn’t feel she was serving others as well as she could. A successful salesperson and sales team leader had a twenty-year, well-paid career, but she didn’t love her work. She couldn’t tolerate going through the motions anymore. With so many years and so much investe...
Tags: Amazon, Leadership, Purpose, AIA, Chris, Dan McCarthy, S. Chris Edmonds, Ken Blanchard, Chris Edmonds, Purposeful Culture Group

7 Attributes of a Great Worship Leader or Pastor

I have worked with some great worship leaders and pastors. Jason with Building 429 was once our worship pastor. He is phenomenal at helping people engage in corporate worship. How could I not mention the golden voice of Daniel Doss? I should mention the most recent worship pastor I worked with, Bo Warren, is one of the most gifted people I’ve ever known. I’m not intending this post, however, to be a shout-out to any of them specifically. I’ve been blessed with many great worship leaders and past...
Tags: Leadership, Religion, Jesus, Jason, Chris Tomlin, Andy Stanley, Bo Warren, Daniel Doss

6 Leadership Habits CEOs Need To Develop

by Mark Green, author of “Activators: A CEO’s Guide to Clearer Thinking and Getting Things Done“ Bad habits can be hard to break, and for business leaders who have them, they can be deal-breakers. In a  survey  by Leadership IQ, an online training firm, the primary reasons CEOs were fired – mismanaging change, ignoring customers, tolerating low performers, and not enough action – were often related to unproductive habits. Although leaders who display these behaviors generally know what to do, a...
Tags: Startups, Leadership, Research, Personal Development, Mark Green, Leadership Skills, Professionalisms, Self Development, Leading People

The Critical Few: Working with Your Culture to Change It

CULTURE is hard to change. And we’re usually fighting against it. But what if we used the culture to change it? What if by focusing on a few critical elements we could work with our culture instead of against it? In the Global Culture Survey 2018 by The Katzenbach Center, a whopping 80% of respondents say their organization’s culture must evolve in the next five years for their company to succeed, grow, and retain the best people. I think we’re all there, so the challenge is how to make that ha...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Management, James Thomas, John Katzenbach Gretchen Anderson, Keystone Behaviors, Richard Pascale

Amazon Scraps HQ2 Plan in New York: What it Means for Employers Nationwide

Amazon is coming for your talent. Amazon delivered some shocking news last week when the company announced it was canceling its plans to build an expansive corporate campus in Long Island City, New York. Employers in and adjacent to their proposed new co-headquarters city are probably relieved to hear this news, as it’s likely many would have lost talent to Amazon. While they may be celebrating today, the rest of us should not be. Here’s why. In a statement released by Amazon, the company notes...
Tags: Amazon, New York, Leadership, Canada, Nashville, Talent, Staten Island, Northern Virginia, Long Island City, Brooklyn Manhattan, Talent Acquisition and Retention, Long Island City New York, Talentmaximizer, Employeeretention

The Leadership Gap in Innovation

A vast majority of executives, more than 80% according to sources, consider innovation to be paramount for the future success of their organization. Yet, very few of them are succeeding in it. A McKinsey study, for example, puts the number of executives who are satisfied with their innovation performance at 6%. There’s clearly a huge ...
Tags: Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Management, Change, Culture, Ideas, Innovation, Collaboration, Webinar, Growth, Mckinsey, Innovation Management, Innovative Thinking

Pacing for Growth

Whether you’re running a race or running a company, pacing is everything. Go too fast and you’ll burn yourself out—too slow and you’re left in the dust. So how can leaders find the right speed? Growth expert Alison Eyring, who is also a long-distance runner and triathlete, found the answer in endurance training and shared those findings in her book, Pacing for Growth. Alison utilizes her background in endurance training to explain how to apply the same principles to leadership. She brings over 3...
Tags: Video, Leadership, Webinar, Alison, Webinars, Mark, Chick, Ken Blanchard, Becky Robinson, Mark Miller Mark, Alison Eyring, Dr. Alison Eyring, Intelligent Restraint, Pacing for Growth

When corporate cultures breed dishonesty

Many of the corporate scandals in the past several years have been cases of wide-scale dishonesty. It’s hard to fathom how lying and deceit permeated these organizations. The post When corporate cultures breed dishonesty appeared first on Torben Rick.
Tags: Leadership, Corporate Culture, Organizational Culture

7 Reminders for Pastors and Ministry Leaders who use Social Media

Can I be honest? I’m not always the biggest fan of social media. I know you have a hard time believing this if you follow me on Facebook (either my profile or one of my pages – I have several), Twitter (and I have a couple of those), LinkedIn, Instagram, or Pinterest. How could I not love social media? What I don’t like are some of the negative impacts of social media. It seems people lose their filter when they are online. They must feel a certain anonymity – even it seems if their real name is...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Religion, Social Media, Christ, Ministry Leaders, Beach Community Church

Fond Memories: 3 Ways to Be Remembered as a Leader

Guest post from Chris Dyer: Setting the tone for those with whom you work is a must for executives in the here and now. You establish yourself as the organizational authority. You suggest what type of behavior is acceptable. And you demonstrate the work ethic that will push your company to reach its goals. But on a personal level, the tone you set as leader will, in the end, determine your legacy. What will that be, and how can you influence it? You could build your legacy o...
Tags: Google, Leadership, Culture, Southwest Airlines, California USA, Dan McCarthy, Kogan Page, Chris Dyer, Power of Company Culture, Zappos Apple General Motors

My Advice for Two Very Different People Wanting to Partner Together in Ministry

Someone I know reached out to me about church planting. That’s not unusual, since I’ve planted a couple churches previously.  Here’s the backend story before I share our dialogue. His question had to do with working with others – forming a partnership with someone in ministry. I have a little experience here. I’ve done this in ministry – having a “co-pastor” arrangement. Also, during the transition between the vocational and business world, I had a unique opportunity several times to hel...
Tags: Leadership, Church, Religion, Ron, Myers Briggs, Church Planting, INTJ

How to Be a Leader, Not a Boss: 5 Secrets

This article was contributed by Lauren Adley. Being a boss and being a leader are two different things and they must be understood. Many people think that they are leaders just because they have been put in charge of a task or an assignment but in reality, they are just bosses. Differences between a Boss and a Leader One major difference between a boss and a leader is that while a boss will want his own ideas to be heard and followed at all times, a leader derives pride in seeing that his foll...
Tags: Design, Leadership, Miscellaneous, Guest Articles, Vince Lombardi, Lauren Adley, StudioStok, Shutterstock Lauren Adley

Lessons from Washington & Lincoln

PRESIDENTS DAY was created in 1968 when George Washington’s birthday (February 22) was moved to the third Monday of February as part of the Uniform Holidays Bill. Today it is thought of as a day to remember all U.S. presidents but with a focus on the lives of Washington and Lincoln who was also born in February (12th). Both of these leaders possessed a great deal of self-awareness. Washington’s success, in part, came from knowing his weaknesses and controlling them. Lincoln listened. Lincoln to...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Washington, Leaders, Lincoln, George Washington

Eight Unwritten Rules Self-Determined Managers Live By 

by David Deacon, author of “The Self Determined Manager: A Manifesto for Exceptional People Managers“ At the heart of the job of managing people is the imperative — and opportunity — to create the environment within which the team does their work. The best managers know that the informal rules around how people should work make a substantial difference to what people do and what they pay attention to, and they seek to shape that in a way that maximizes success. Here are eight things the best ma...
Tags: Startups, UK, Leadership, US, Management, Credit Suisse, Mastercard, Managing People, Professionalisms, Leading People, David Deacon

Meet wegg® Treasurer and Founding Board Member, Nancy Stachnik

“Wegg® makes amazing educational opportunities available to women!  Where else would a person find access to so many experts?  I truly believe women business owners who avail themselves of wegginars®, weggchats® and wegg® workshops, will find a path to taking their businesses global.”  -Nancy Stachnik, wegg® Treasurer and Founding Board Member Meet Nancy Stachnik, a […]
Tags: Leadership, Networking, Inspiration, Sales, Innovation, Contributors, Social Media and Network, Enlighten Me, Mentoring (Peer to peer, WEGG supporter, WEGG news, Founding Board, Nancy Stachnik

5 Tips For Leading Strong-Willed People

Have you ever tried to lead someone who didn’t necessarily want to be led? Here’s a reality of dealing with people. The same children that were labeled “strong-willed” by their parents often grow up to be strong-willed adults. Perhaps you know one. Perhaps you are one. (I know a few personally. The one I know best is me!) But, have you ever tried to lead one? It’s not easy. In fact, I’m convinced many strong-willed people end up leading just because they couldn’t be led — and yet often they didn...
Tags: Business, Leadership, Parenting, Church, Religion

the universal mother

Umair Haque has written what some might consider a controversial article on why AOC [US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez] short-circuits the conservative mind and why the universal mother is the antidote to the authoritarian father. “The universal mother is the antidote to the authoritarian father. Think about it. Reflect on it. Remember it. Treat the bizarre and weird contradictions of post-modern gender theory with the skepticism they deserve — my gender is the most important thing in th...
Tags: Leadership, Democracy, US, Reagan, Britain, Theresa May, eLearning, Bush, Aoc, Umair Haque, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Elli Roggenbuck Jarche Woolsey

Visible Values

“Coach Bryant had an idea about how a man should act, and if you watched him, you could figure it out.” Howell Raines described legendary Alabama football coach Bear Bryant that way. The quote illustrates something important about values. What you do shows your values to the world. Most of us, most of the time, are sure that the way we act reflects our values. We’re often wrong. Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman put that in a sentence: “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you...
Tags: Leadership, Alabama, Values, Priorities, Personal Development, Richard Feynman, Bryant, Bear Bryant, Evaluate, Howell Raines, Values Alignment

Thomas Jefferson's Ten Rules to Live By

Thomas Jefferson was skilled in many fields. In December 1962, John F. Kennedy entertained a group of Nobel prize winners in the White House and welcomed them as the most distinguished gathering of intellects to dine in the Executive Mansion “with the possible exception of when Mr. Jefferson dined here alone.” Jefferson cared for people and always offered advice when asked. A year before his death, he was asked by a father to give some counsel to his young son, Thomas Jefferson Smith. He respo...
Tags: Leadership, White House, Leaders, John F Kennedy, Providence, Thomas Jefferson, Jefferson, Executive Mansion, Jefferson Smith, Thomas Jefferson Smith, Monticello Feb

authority plus reputation

According to Daniel Mezick, there are two systems in an organization — formal and informal. Leadership is exercised through authority in the formal system, and through reputation in the informal one. Combined, Mezick calls this simply, ‘hierarchy’, which he says is neither good nor bad. It just is. I would agree that both exist. We are getting more interested in the informal system and the value of reputation as society and our organizations become more networked. In a networked world, reputatio...
Tags: Leadership, eLearning, Rita McGrath, Daniel Mezick

Mine the Business Innovation Gaps: Seasonal Sharing for Scalability

I’ve been working with an agriculture machinery company over the years. This family run business designs and manufactures huge innovative machines that solve the current problems farmers face. Their industry is subject to the seasons, which means all farmers want new machines just before the harvest, so there’s a big peak of work in the ...
Tags: Leadership, Management, Innovation, Business Models, Agile Business Innovation Design

Twitter Link Roundup #357 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

Cabin fever is a phenomenon known to any of us who have suffered through cold, unreasonably long winters. While the specifics may vary from person to person, cabin fever generally encompasses feelings of boredom, irritability, restlessness, and the vague impulse to set fire to the walls. Feeling stressed out because of a marathon of mandatory stay-at-home days is common, even for people living in routinely cold places – we’re looking at you, Winnipeg. The restrictions imposed on lifestyle, rout...
Tags: Twitter, Design, Leadership, Small Business, Inspiration, Marketing, Sales, Entrepreneur, Startup, Atlantic, Jason, Ross, Branding, Winnipeg, Twitter link roundups, Mark Ritson

The Power of a Leader

Dear Leader, You’ve been granted authority. You have real influence. People trust you. Therefore: Your words are powerful. Choose them wisely. People look to you for direction. Take them to noble places. Your suggestions are taken seriously. Don’t make them lightly. You have potential to spur change. Use it to improve the lives of others even more than for yourself. Your character is being watched closely. Show us what integrity in leadership looks like. Your ego can often be fragile. Surround y...
Tags: Leadership, Religion, Don

Join Us in the Holy Lands!

I would love you to join me in Israel later this year. This trip was planned before I accepted the CEO position at Leadership Network, so there will be some members of our last church accompanying us. You will love this group of people. We will have professional guides to take us through Jerusalem, Cana, Nazareth, Galilee, Bethlehem and other points of interest. The accommodations are excellent. Plus, my wife and I would love to hang out with you. If you have always wanted to do a Holy...
Tags: Leadership, Israel, Religion, Leadership Network, Jerusalem Cana Nazareth Galilee Bethlehem

Conquering Envy in Yourself

“Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.” ― William Arthur Ward What is envy? A natural reaction towards someone who is a winner. It is defined by the Oxford Concise Dictionary as “discontented or resentful longing aroused by another’s possessions, qualities or luck” – occurs in the workplace and in the social settings. Workplace Envy Workplace envy, as defined by Harvard Business Review, is t...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Envy, Perspective, Comparison, Personal Development, Harvard Business Review, Gratitude, Ralph Waldo Emerson, William Arthur Ward, Social Envy, Harold Coffin Moving

How Cancer Helped Me See the Key to Successful Organizational Change

Article Published by SmartBrief Sometimes life lessons come from surprising places. In early 2004, just nine months after completing treatment for breast cancer, my wife, Katie, was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer. During the months that followed, I learned an important lesson about connection that influenced my perspective on how to approach organizational change. I wrote about this lesson in an article published by SmartBrief. If you are navigating change in your organization or persona...
Tags: Leadership, Careers, Katie, Media Appearances, Connection Culture

The Simplicity—and Power—of Stop, Start, Continue

Guest post from Rodger Dean Duncan : Whether you’re a leader, follower, partner, or service provider, clarity is always important. Let’s say you’ve delegated a task to someone else. If a deadline will be missed or a key deliverable won’t be ready as expected, you want an honest and timely report. Honest in that it contains all the pertinent information, and timely in that it provides opportunity to shift gears if necessary. If you’re a follower, you need the same kind of ...
Tags: Leadership, White House, Start, Stop, Dan McCarthy, Continue, Rodger Dean Duncan