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Wasting it

When you bought your first smartphone, did you know you would spend more than 1,000 hours a year looking at it? Months later, can you remember how you spent those hours? When you upgraded to a new smartphone, so you could spend more hours on it, did you think about how you had spent so much of your ‘free’ time the year before? If we wasted money the way we waste time, we’d all be bankrupt.
Tags: Leadership, Uncategorized

Lessons And Reflections On The Death Of Kobe Bryant | Mufti Abdullah Nana

On January 26, 2020, Kobe Bryant tragically passed away from this world after his helicopter crashed. The news of his death sent shockwaves around the world and millions expressed their grief and shared their condolences. His death and his legacy struck a chord with countless people who shared interesting personal stories about Kobe, what he meant to them, how much he inspired them, and the positive change that he generated.     Kobe’s death saddened me. Despite knowing and preaching about th...
Tags: Featured, Leadership, Life, Religion, Sports, Islam, Basketball, Nba, Kobe Bryant, Prophet, Muslims, Mentors, Dreams, Lessons, Work Ethic, Mike

Leadership Caffeine™—We Are All Emerging Leaders

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Tags: Leadership, Strategy, Critical Thinking, Leadership Caffeine, Art of Managing, Emerging Leaders, Developing As A Leader, The Leadership Opportunity, Communicating for Influence, Cultivating Influence, Emerging Leader

Forget Your Business Plan – Create a Strategy Map

Strategic plans become outdated the moment they’re created. Instead, create a one-page strategy map. Having run the internal strategy consulting group at HP, and then consulting to both startups and big companies like Disney, Visa, Colgate, Medtronic and others, I’ve created hundreds of strategic plans. Business strategy used to be a clear and methodical process. No more. Today’s discontinuous technologies and ...
Tags: Leadership, Disruption, Strategy, Management, Change Management, Hp, Innovation, Business Strategy, Disney Visa Colgate Medtronic

181 CEOs of the Largest U.S. Corporations Altered the Role of Corporations for Decades to Come

Imagine getting the CEOs of the largest corporations to agree on something. Well, it just happened, and it’s going to change the very purpose of 21st-century corporations. In his 1962 book Capitalism, the Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman wrote, “There is one and only one social responsibility of business — to use its resources and ...
Tags: Leadership, Innovation, Shareholders, Milton Friedman, Stockholders, Largest U S Corporations

Time shifting

If the people you seek to engage with have a choice, they’re likely to make a choice that’s in their self-interest. The question is: When? Is it in a high school student’s self-interest to light up a cigarette on a Friday night? In the short run, the answer might be yes. Ask that person in forty years if it was a good idea to be tricked by advertising and peer pressure into a lifetime of expense and illness, and the answer is probably ‘no’. When we try to change behavior to make culture better, ...
Tags: Leadership, Uncategorized

Action figures

Those little plastic figurines don’t actually move. If we’re being honest, they’re not action figures, they’re remind-us-of-action figures. Many of the totems in our lives don’t actually do anything all on their own. Books don’t read themselves, and flowers don’t love us. But they can represent something. They can remind us of what’s possible. They can trigger us to be in the right state of mind. Consider surrounding yourself with totems that invite generous action. They’re souvenirs of your bes...
Tags: Leadership, Uncategorized

All You Have to Do Is Ask

IF WE ARE HONEST with ourselves, we know there are times we need help. We just don’t want to ask for it. We’re confident we can figure it out. In time. But here’s the thing. There’s nothing we are going through or trying to figure out that others haven’t blazed a trail for us already. We just need to ask. Wayne Baker says, “you never know what people know—or who they know—until you ask. Asking for help can mean the difference between success and failure.” In All You Have to Do Is Ask he identif...
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Seven Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Coaching Experience

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Tags: Career, Leadership, Career Development, Coaching, Self-development, Leadership Caffeine, Just One Thing, Emerging Leaders, The Coaching Opportunity, Your Development

What Happens When Leaders Forget The Culture That Made Their Company Great?

by Bill Higgs, author of the upcoming book “Culture Code Champions: 7 Steps to Scale & Succeed in Your Business” Many business leaders view their corporate culture as so important that they make it a point to hire people who are a good fit for that culture – and jettison any employees who aren’t. But what happens when it’s the leaders themselves – for profits, for expediency, for getting the next deal done – who toss aside the culture and plow ahead with decisions that go counter to what made t...
Tags: Startups, Leadership, Indonesia, Management, Company Culture, Ethiopia, Boeing, Higgs, McDonnell Douglas, Business Advice, Professionalisms, Bill Higgs, Mustang Engineering Inc, Mustang Engineering

What is Ethics in Marketing?

We live in challenging times as marketers. Our effectiveness is now dependent on so many different strategies, tactics, methodologies, partners, tools, and audiences that being effective sometimes appears to conflict with being ethical. Every day, we see stories in the news, in our social feeds, in our blogs about marketers crossing the line, doing dishonorable […] The post What is Ethics in Marketing? appeared first on Christopher S. Penn - Marketing Data Science Keynote Speaker.
Tags: Leadership, Marketing, Social Media, Seo, Ethics, Christopher, Awakening, Penn Marketing Data Science Keynote

Leading With Purpose

There has been a lot written about the power of business having a purpose and how with a compelling purpose business can become a force for good, and yet many leaders I speak with really don’t fully comprehend what purpose is and why more than ever it is a pre-requisite for business survival. Simply put the different between a vision (or mission) and purpose is emotion.  Vision and mission statements are logical, they talk to the head part of the business.  Purpose is emotional and talks to the ...
Tags: Leadership, Values, People, Performance, Vision, Bottom Line, Easier Recruitment

Wisdom of the Loud; Vote First; 100 Best; Sumo Advantage

Dear ScaleUps,  Hope it’s been a productive and purposeful week. Here are some insights/opportunities to help you outlearn/outthink the competition. We replaced a language of “prove and perform” with a language of “improve and learn.”   David Marquet author of Leadership is Language Latest ScaleUp News -- The Customer Funded Business in 2020; Legal Software Firm hits AUD$450 Million Thanks to BHAG and Scaling Up; Screening Job Applicants with AI –...
Tags: Amazon, Leadership, David, Hilton, Marriott, Dallas, Fortune, Santa Fe, Atlassian, Hyatt, Bernie, Kimpton, Coe, Pittsburgh Penquins, David Marquet, Better Book Club

Just getting through the day

To what end? Is tomorrow another day to get through? After you get through all the days, then what happens? What if we saw opportunities instead of tasks? Chances instead of risks?
Tags: Leadership, Uncategorized

Helicopter Leadership

Guest post from Stephen Klemich: It is often asked, what is the difference between Leadership and Management? For over 30 years we have always referred to Leadership as being able to rise above the situation, be objective, strategic and find time to contemplate the culture, people and one’s leadership impact. Management is on-the-ground, day-to-day task orientated, checking quality and delivery of the product and service, and looking after the people. Character-led leaders; heart-l...
Tags: Leadership, Australia, Sydney, New Zealand, Himalayas, Stephen, Dan McCarthy, Charisma-Based Leadership, Stephen Klemich, Heartstyles, KFC Pizza Hut Taco Bell Unilever AMEX, Mount Blanc Mt Rosa Eiger Monch, Jungrfau

Leading Thoughts for February 20, 2020

IDEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I.Porter Moser, head coach of the Loyola University Chicago men’s basketball team, on how to find success: “How you think is how you feel, how you feel is how you act, and how you act is what defines you. I believe completely in the progression of these three statements. If you’re thinking good thoughts, you’re going to have a bounce in your step. You’re g...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Instagram, Loyola University Chicago, Porter Moser, Jeffrey Hull, Leading Thoughts, Passion Energy

7 Suggestions for a Stalled Organization

I talk with leaders regularly who lead an organization struggling to grow. They are trying to figure out how to succeed again. It could be a pastor, a ministry or non-profit leader, or a businessperson, but they want to spur another season of growth. I understand. Every organization experiences times or seasons of decline. I’ve been the leader in these situations many times. What you do next – when these seasons come – almost always determines how long they last and how well you recover....
Tags: Leadership, Church, Religion, Don, Wise, Church Revitalization

A Guide for Starting a Private Foundation or Philanthropic Business

By Kayla Matthews Today’s consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of their spending habits and keep close tabs on where their money is actually going. This has led many companies to reconsider their philanthropic efforts and begin supporting charitable causes. And, if you’re one of these businesses looking to boost both your revenue and your giving, investing in a private foundation or philanthropic businesses may be the move. The Benefits There are a number of advantages to becoming a p...
Tags: Leadership, Philanthropy, Irs, Branding, Sandy Millar, Kayla Matthews

Pros and Cons of Becoming an Innovation Consultant

One question many innovators face at some point in their careers is whether to work in a large, corporate organization, or in a small start up or consultancy. Today I want to revisit and update a blog I wrote a few years ago for LinkedIn that discussed some pros and cons of consultancy versus corporate ...
Tags: Career, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Strategy, Linkedin, Creativity, Culture, Innovation, Consultancy, Consulting, Business Models, Innovation Consultant

The 5×10 Leadership Rule

Team size is a critical factor in the success or failure of an organization. Most organizations permit – or expect – too many direct reports for each team lead. This logic ignores the reality that good people leadership takes time and great people leadership requires more time. To minimize the bad boss syndrome, organizations should follow the 5×10 rule of people leadership. The rule says team leaders should have no more than 5 direct reports and should spend at least 10% of their time on each ...
Tags: Leadership, Servant Leadership, Rule, 5x10, People Leadership, People Each

The free market is elusive

Free markets aren’t particularly common. At the baseball game, the snack vendors sell what the person with the concession tells them to sell. It’s a choice, but Hobson’s choice: take it or leave it. Geography makes the idea of a free market difficult, because only one business can exist in any given spot. Fifth Avenue in New York seems like an epicenter of commerce, but long-term leases and the need for millions and millions of dollars in free cash flow mean that there are actually very few degr...
Tags: Google, Facebook, New York, Leadership, Uncategorized, Fifth Avenue, Mongolia, Shopify, Hobson

Responsive Leadership: Needed Now More Than Ever

by Jackie Jenkins-Scott, author of “The 7 Secrets of Responsive Leadership: Drive Change, Manage Transitions, and Help Any Organization Turn Around“  The leadership question is top of mind for many people here in the United States and throughout the world. The idea that leaders are trustworthy, honest, and can be relied on to operate in the best interest of the public, the employee, the student, the parishioner, or even the shareholder has been shattered. No matter what industry or organization...
Tags: Startups, Leadership, United States, Professionalisms, Wheelock College, Mark Sanborn, Leading People, Jackie Jenkins-Scott, Dimock Community Health Center, Responsive Leadership

Leadership Playground

LRC develops future leaders by using hands-on practice in tackling both leader and follower roles Developed by a German psychologist in the 1920’s, the concept of a Leaders’ Reaction Course was used to train and evaluate candidates to become military officers. The course used a series of observed physical team-building and critical-thinking exercises to assess the rapid learning ability and emotional intelligence of the participants. Today, evolved versions of LRCs are used around the world in ...
Tags: Leadership, Uncategorized, Military, Air Force, Usaf, Clayton, LRC, Officer Training School, Maxwell Air Force Base Alabama, Loe, Future Of The Air Force, AETC, AF Leaders, Lethal and Ready, Developing Exceptional Leaders, Squadron Officers Course at Air University

Organizational Health and Performance: Beyond Performance 2.0

PERHAPS it goes without saying, but a healthy organization will achieve more than an organization that is too sick to support your goals. So, any change effort will be more successful when you focus on both performance and health. Considering that most change efforts only succeed 30% of the time, Scott Keller and Bill Schaninger (both McKinsey partners) put forth a change model to increase the odds of success (upwards of 79% of the time) in Beyond Performance 2.0. Successful change efforts are ...
Tags: Leadership, Samsung, Change, Volkswagen, Mckinsey, Instagram and Facebook, Gary Hamel, Scott Keller, Bill Schaninger

7 Essentials in Facilitating a Church Merger

I am a fan of church mergers. It takes Kingdom-minded people to be willing to humble themselves and carry through with the blending of two separate churches. I am always impressed with the people involved. I believe we will see even more of them in the future. Although I do not have the expertise of my friends Jim Tomberlin or Warren Bird (I highly recommend their work and book on the topic), I have been a student of the “movement” for  more than a decade. It is a long story for another ...
Tags: Leadership, Kingdom, Church, Religion, Nate, Church Revitalization, Warren Bird, Jim Tomberlin

You Ask, I Answer: Marketing Data Science and Executive Buy-In?

Albert asks, “What is the best way to sell the idea of marketing data science to executives that don’t see its value, without making them lose face or look bad?” Generally speaking, most executives want the same things – save money, save time, make money. Without pointing out specific failures, look for opportunities where a […] The post You Ask, I Answer: Marketing Data Science and Executive Buy-In? appeared first on Christopher S. Penn - Marketing Data Science Keynote Speaker.
Tags: Leadership, Marketing, Seo, Data Science, Machine Learning, Albert, Christopher, Penn Marketing Data Science Keynote, Marketing Data Science

Disrupt Yourself: Play To Your Distinctive Strengths

Personal Disruption (n.): The act of using a practice employed by companies — wherein a product deemed inferior by the market leader (Amazon v. Borders, Uber v. Yellow Cab) eventually upends the industry — and applying it to yourself and your career. As the co-founder of a boutique investment firm with Clayton Christensen, Whitney Johnson came to realize that the frameworks of disruption not only apply to innovation and investing, but to individuals. She outlines the guardrails that speed our pr...
Tags: Amazon, Video, Leadership, Whitney, Webinar, Strengths, Webinars, Lisa, Lois, Whitney Johnson, Lois Zachary, Disrupt Yourself, Lisa Fain, Borders Uber, Clayton Christensen Whitney Johnson

The ones who disagree with you

It might be because they are uninformed. It might be because they are misguided in what they seek. It might be because they’re short-sighted. It might be that they are controlled by demons. It might be that they are demonstrably wrong. Or it could simply be that they disagree with you.   PS today’s the last day to join The Creative’s Workshop. Bring your work to the world.
Tags: Leadership, Uncategorized

Using Revenue Codes Appropriately

Every person who works with hospital bills know something about revenue codes. Many have at least a basic concept of what revenue codes are supposed to be; unfortunately that’s about as far as it goes. Scarier yet, some people have only heard the term. It would seem that it’s time someone addressed revenue codes in […]
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Five Ways To Overcome The Loneliness Of Leadership

by Melanie Parish, MCC, author of “The Experimental Leader: Be a New Kind of Boss to Cultivate an Organization of Innovators“ Being a leader is lonely work. As an executive coach, I hear it from new leaders often — especially if they are promoted from within. They say, “I was doing a good job as an individual contributor, but now I’m not sure what I should be doing after my promotion. I feel really alone.” They find themselves in a leadership role without much guidance and they aren’t sure how ...
Tags: Startups, Leadership, Fortune, Mcc, Melanie, Professionalisms, Leading People, Melanie Parish, Organization of Innovators Being