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By Jim Taggart Sep 28 2014

Revisiting Teamwork Fads

“What goes around, comes around.” This well-known expression is intended typically in a negative context. In this post I’m adapting it to fit within the organizational bureaucracy, specifically on the topic of teams and teamwork. I’ve written plenty on teams in the past (see links at the end of this...
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By Inspector Gadget Sep 24 2014

The 2 Types of Progress

"The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won’t create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren’t learning from them."That quote comes from Peter Thiel's 'Zero to One', whic...
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By Ryan Jenkins Sep 24 2014

3 Ways To Strengthen Your Bench Of Next Generation Leaders

The value of a life is always measured by how much of it is given away. At the end of one’s life, we celebrate the selflessness not the title, status, or accumulation. Selflessness is what makes our lives truly bigger than ourselves. If your leadership is all about you, it ends when you come to an e...
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By Jim Taggart Sep 21 2014

Under-Promise, Over-Deliver: Amazon’s Dropped Ball

I have an admitted obsession with customer service. It all started in 1978 when, as a new college grad with a B.A. in economics, I worked in consumer lending. Half of my job involved building loan and mortgage business; the other half required me to hit the road in the company car to collect delinqu...
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By Phil Dourado Sep 19 2014

The One Person You Forget to Forgive?

Extracted from Kevin Eikenberry's great blog post, the 3 Types of Forgiveness, for your everyday leadership.1. Forgive OthersWhen we don't forgive others, we set ourselves up for animosity, reduced productivity, more conflict and drastically lowered trust.So how open to forgiving others are you?2....
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By Zen Master Sep 15 2014

Are you doing what you SHOULD be doing?

Seth Godin has a reminder for you:The next thing you do today will be the most important thing on your agenda, because, after all, you're doing it next. Well, perhaps it will be the most urgent thing. Or the easiest. In fact, the most important thing probably isn't even on your agenda.Knowing what m...
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By Jim Taggart Sep 15 2014

Stress Test: Leadership through Integrity and Humility

I never liked Timothy Geithner from the start when his tight-lipped, grim face began appearing regularly on the nightly news during the 2007-2008 financial meltdown and the ensuing Great Recession. Although he was the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and subsequently Treasury Secret...
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By Orianne Corman Sep 13 2014

SLOW LEADERSHIP

 SLOW LEADERSHIPSlow down to be more efficient.A blog dedicated to a new style of leadership and to collaborative economy. 
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By Phil Dourado Sep 8 2014

Tom Peters: Work and Play, Where's the Distinction?

It's Monday, it's midday, and your blood sugar's probably low. Luckily for us, Tom Peters has posted some of his favourite motivational quotes to chew on over lunch.Here's one of my favourites:"The master in the art of living Makes little distinction between his work and his play. He hardly knows wh...
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By Jim Taggart Sep 8 2014

Lead Through Mutual Commitment, Not Compliance

I was a young greenhorn economist with just a tad of related work experience. I’d worked in consumer lending after college for two years, but had grown disgusted with the countless hours I had to spend collecting loan arrears, knocking on doors and harassing single moms. So it was back to university...