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By The Architect Mar 9 2008

Entertain Me: President Bush tap dancing

In case you missed it. Bush was waiting for John McCain and standing in front of the White House press corps last week.
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By Phil Dourado Mar 7 2008

Book Club: Gary Hamel, The Future of Management

In his new book, Prof Hamel says ‘I will outline the steps you must take to first imagine, then invent, the future of management.’ So much time and effort has been spent on the subjects of innovation in product and service, yet little focus has been given to the way in which we need to innovate the...
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By The Architect Mar 6 2008

Be Entertained: Leadership and geography. Which way is up?

When you sign up to The Hub there is a question it asks you: "Where in the world are you?" A large proportion of our members are from the US, and most of them answer "Austin, Texas" or "Los Angeles", or wherever, which makes sense and helps most other Hub members place where they are in their heads....
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By Phil Dourado Mar 5 2008

10 Leadership Tips from Jack Welch

A large number of credible commentators call him the most successful CEO of modern times. He turned Edison's company, General Electric, from a $13 billion to a $400+ billion turnover company. His gruff way of expressing himself and his early reputation as 'Neutron Jack' when he began leading GE by...
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By Anonymous Mar 4 2008

Tom Peters – “Brand You”

In his book Talent, Tom Peters exhorts the readers to create their own personal brand -- their "Brand You." We are free agents in the knowledge economy - no longer slaves of the cubicle. Personal Brand Equity Evaluation He includes an exercise called the “Personal Brand Equity Evaluation,” which is...
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By Aidan Halligan Mar 2 2008

The 'how' of changing culture and minds...and how people behave

Attached is a pdf with some thoughts in from a series of four pieces written for the British Journal of Healthcare Management. Hope you find some useful ideas in it. Here's the front page abstract:REDISCOVERING LOST VALUES Professor Aidan Halligan, director of Elision Health A series of four article...
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By Simon Butler Mar 1 2008

Book Club: The Secret Language of Leadership by Stephen Denning

I have just finished a great book called "The Secret Language of Leadership" by Stephen Denning. This is his latest volume of the theme of great leaders tell great stories. Denning, you may already be aware is an ex VP of World Bank, who headed up their knowledge/Learning function.This boo...
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By Phil Dourado Feb 29 2008

What Great Leaders Do. Examples from the book It's Your Ship

Some extracts from Mike Abrashoff's book It's Your Ship: Management Techniques From The Best Damn Ship In The Navy. One of, if not the, best book(s) by a leadership practitioner I have come across. Highly recommended for leaders at all levels. See attachment link, below, for the Word documen...
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By Inspector Gadget Feb 28 2008

Gadgets for Leaders: That Macbook in an envelope and Steve Jobs

OK, I'll promise to write a post soon about important leadership technology like leadership simulators and MIT's System Dynamics and stuff like that. But, at the moment I want to write about putting laptops in envelopes.Did you see Steve Jobs do it to prove how light and thin the new MacBook...
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By Inspector Gadget Feb 28 2008

Gadgets for Leaders: My Blackberry keeps calling the emergency services

Well, I like my Blackberry Pearl, as it looks like a phone but is really a Blackberry. But, do I really? I mean, I don't want people to think I'm ostentatiously 'Blackberrying' when I use the keyboard on a train. But, I'm a bit concerned now they might think I'm just texting...