The 7 Signs of a Leader - A Must Read | Dumb... →
Hard to argue with these… however “must read” is not enough. Will be a more valuable exercise to journal your self-reflection for each, one a day over the next week, and see if they open some directional doors for you.
Conversation Agent: The Value of Reputation →
Read deeply into this one by Valeria Maltoni, and allow it to trigger a 2010 strategic initiative in your business
TS: Become a Better Listener with these 5 Skills →
And even better? Become a better listener with your Ho‘ohana Community… In this posting on Talking Story I preview the 5 skills we will tackle in the Ruzuku listening challenge this coming week. 5 Benefits you will Gain are outlined too :)
JJL: Writing to Learn by Speaking to Write →
Suddenly this idea is becoming fascinating to me. Imagine: Speaking to write. I have always thought of my auditory-everything as sadly deficient: I am a visual learner first, a kinesthetic learner second, and an auditory learner third —and a poor third. But I am also unfailingly stubborn, and now I am determined to try.
Learn the five secrets of innovation - CNN.com →
Researchers say they have identified five skills that drive innovation: Associating: The ability to connect seemingly unrelated questions, problems or ideas from different fields. Questioning: Innovators constantly ask questions that challenge the common wisdom. They ask “why?”, “why not?” and “what if?” Observing: Discovery-driven executives scrutinize...
TS: Living Mahalo with my Dailies (updated for... →
It is Stephen’s Day I have an annual ritual for November 28th. It is the birthday of someone now in heaven who was exceptionally special to me, and so in his honor I call this Stephen’s Day. When Stephen died, I decided that I needed to commemorate the day somehow, so I would keep remembering and working on some of the things he had taught me to be grateful for during all the time he blessed my...
TS: Black Friday our Talking Story way →
Did you enjoy your Thanksgiving Day? It is a good holiday, isn’t it. I think one of the best things about Thanksgiving is that there is no expectation of gift-giving. We don’t expect to get more, and are simply reminded to appreciate what we already have. Today, I am one who chooses not to partake in the Black Friday craziness, and have decided my own holiday shopping can wait a few more days. I...
SA: Growing up with our Thanksgiving Mahalo →
Growing up, were you in a family including that round-the-table Thanksgiving sharing of what you were thankful for? And if so, did you squirm and frown, roll your eyes, or even let an audible groan escape your lips as your parents scowled at you and made you say something anyway? Now that you are all grown up, are you putting your own children through the same thing? Well, I’m not one who...
JJL: Rapid Fire Learning | November 2009 →
Have shared mine in the comments (with more detail) and could not stop at 5 this month… one about writing to learn one about Ruzuku one about the Daily 5 Minutes one about Living Your Strongest Life one about Thanksgiving one about MacBook-ing it now :-) Waiting to hear yours. Click over.
Stop Wasting Time on Voicemail - Gina Trapani -... →
Tip of the day for sure! (via K.Todd Storch)
Why We Tumbl
newsweek: The other day, we were browsing around, as dinosaurs do, and remembered we’d been meaning to respond to this post, which asked the very sensible question: Just what the hell do you think you’re doing with that Tumblr, Newsweek? The problem with the magazine industry is that they all too often latch on to new technology (Let’s make an iPhone app! Let’s build a Facebook fan page! Let’s...
I think perhaps we’re forgetting why we’re all here..so let me tell you why I’m...– David Spinks I’m Not Here to Be Your Friend « The Spinks Blog
TS/SA: Alaka‘i ABCs: What do you stand for? →
What are the ABCs of what you believe in, love to study and add to, and never tire of thinking about? What are the things you talk about repeatedly and purposely, not caring that others have heard you talk about them before? (they can never hear it enough as far as you’re concerned.) What do you stand for, and everyone knows it? They even mimic you, and you are happy they do! What ideas are...
TS: The D5M Ruzuku Report (and 2 New Challenges!) →
Earlier this month I created a free, 15-day habit-building challenge on Ruzuku aimed at helping people begin the D5M habit (or solidify it) and we had 30 people sign up. Here is what happened, and what we will be doing next having learned from the experience.
Tiny Revolutions | Chris Brogan →
Every step towards success requires a tiny revolution. Evolution is too subtle. Revolution is too drastic. In between, let’s add “tiny revolutions.”
The Wisdom of Peter Drucker from A to Z →
Known widely as the father of management, Peter Drucker formulated many concepts about business that we now take for granted. On the 100th anniversary of his birth, Inc.com takes a look at Drucker’s contributions, from A to Z.
TS: Tickle Your Toes →
My goodness. In doing my Weekly Review this weekend I had that moment. You know the one: The moment you realize Thanksgiving is mere days away, which means that holiday season is here whether you are ready for it or not, which means there are only six weeks left to the end of one year and beginning of another one. 6 Fridays from now, it will be January 1, 2010. I’m not freaking out about it… I’m...
Good Coaching…Not For Sissies « You’re Not the... →
Coaching is one of those words that tends to lace everyday language at work but I wonder how many people who are supposed to be doing it actually know what it means or what it takes to be a good coach?
JJL: Is Writing to Learn a Tool, Process or... →
When I think about our November learning theme, writing to learn, the first thing which comes to mind for me is a question which can seem very unempathetic at first take: “Why doesn’t everyone do it?” Writing to Learn is so easy, so accessible and portable, so quick. Well, maybe. Maybe not…
TS/SA: Shy About Your Success? →
Don’t be! As 2009 draws to a close, many of us are dealing with an uninvited visitor who is angling for an invitation to our holiday celebrations. I cannot call this visitor a guest because I do not welcome it as I would welcome a guest: It is an unsettling emotion called Guilt About What We Have (when others don’t have it)…
Where Have All the COOs Gone? | Directorship |... →
Interesting question I had not thought about before…
The Hawai’i Convention Center has announced an alliance with the New York...– Business Briefs - Hawaii Business - Starbulletin.com Going to New York in January…
I do think that’s something that we forget — as leaders, probably the most...– CO2Partners - Just Ask Leadership: Tim Brown Chief Executive of Ideo - It’s all about the Question
The 10 Faces of Innovation | Fast Company →
Need to study this. Recommended by Abe Crystal of Ruzuku.com. Starts with explaining how dangerous the devil’s advocate is to innovation and new ideas seeing the light of day. It then goes into the “10 people-centric tools, talents, or personas for innovation” developed at Ideo.
Tacit Approval: Don’t you dare give it! | TS/SA →
Tacit approval has come up in my coaching discussions with managers three times over the last week, and this will not be a strike-out for us! Let’s play ball… What is it? Let’s say you are the manager. Tacit approval happens when: a) a direct-report of yours does something wrong b) you become aware of it c) that direct-report and/or others within your workplace are aware of both a) and b) d)...
TS/SA: Students Need the Life Skill of Caring and... →
All Things Workplace: One More Time: What Do... →
By Steve Roesler: Every employee survey I’ve seen over the past 30 years shows the same results as this, conducted in 2007 by Towers Perrin. The survey population was 90,000 employees, worldwide. What do Employees Want? The #1 element on a global level was an employee’s belief that senior management was interested in his or her well-being. Imagine. Employee’s relate their...
Listen: Be a Better Manager/Colleague | The blog... →
Very cool… You can practice your listening skills on a day-to-day basis. I’ve seen success with the adoption of Rosa Say’s Daily 5 Minutes (D5M) working pattern. It’s aimed at managers but is equally effective when used amongst peers.
Now, discover your passion | another step forward →
Another Ruzuku challenge, this one based on Dave Pollard’s Finding the Sweet Spot. Already have 3 challenges going there, and hesitate to take on another, but it will only last for 5 days, and wow… Dave Pollard…
Rands In Repose: The Foamy Rules for Rabid Tools →
Love this. Love it, love it love it. (and if you didn’t already know, the Daily 5 Minutes is my chainsaw).
My stuck isn’t talking, and things get weird. Also... →
By Havi Brooks at FluentSelf.com and likely to be one of her classics. I also notice she calls herself a “habits educator” now. Cool.
TS/SA: Guilt-Free Self-Leadership~ 12... →
Had a conversation yesterday with a work team who had tackled the Sweet Closure initiative with us in October. Not only did they tackle it, they nailed it. So yesterday they were asking, “Now what?” wondering if there was specific goal-setting I recommended for them through November and December […] How’s that for a great problem to have? I feel no guilt whatsoever about shedding...
Lose Touch with Your Inner Whining Artist |... →
As tweeted… this article is yet another example of what an articulate and wise creative Mark McGuinness is.
Guest Insights: The discipline of not being all... →
Kevin Maney is the author of Trade-Off: Why Some Things Catch On, and Others Don’t, so this article is a bit that explains his book’s preposition but it does give food for thought on what he calls the trade off between fidelity (the quality of an experience) and convenience (the ease of getting it.
Best Books of 2009: Business & Investing Top 10 |... →
Employee Turnover: Seven Reasons Why People Quit... →
All 7 are valid points, but here’s the money quote (and you’ve heard it before): Good people don’t leave good companies, they leave poor managers. Each of the author’s 7 points starts with “Management…” and I get irked when I read sweeping statements about “management” as this big, faceless oppressor - even managers will cop out, feeling the...
The Beautifully Giving 5 Minute Conversation |... →
When a new conversation really means… “For the next 5 minutes I am here to do absolutely nothing but listen to you, and respond to you if you would like me to. Within the next 5 minutes, there will be nothing in this world more important than my listening to whatever you might have on your mind: I want to hear from you, and I want to know more about what you are thinking about, wondering...
TS: Challenge Your Most Brilliant Self ~ Burn Your... →
Will you challenge your most brilliant self? “I’ve never forgotten the story of the famed explorer Hernando Cortés. He landed on the shores of Veracruz, Mexico, in 1519. Wanted his army to conquer the land for Spain. Faced an uphill battle: an aggressive enemy, brutal disease and scarce resources. As they marched inland to do battle, Cortés ordered one of his lieutenants back to the beach with a...
10 Reasons Why You’re Probably Going to Fail |... →
Here’s the deal. I don’t think this list is just about personal failure. This is about organizational failure (your ministry, your church plant, etc.). This is about business failure (your start up, your turnaround effort, etc.). This is about relational failure (your marriage, your dating relationship, etc.).
more thoughts on “evil plans” | Gapingvoid →
A great example of the power of that MWA kākou concept we always talk about, language of intention [key5]
TS: 5 Minutes/ 3 Values/ 9 MWA Questions Redux →
There is one more Daily 5 Minutes article which has been on www.ManagingwithAloha.com for quite some time and needs updating, and I wanted to bring it here to Talking Story, weaving a few of our recent conversations into the learning. This one does borrow from the values-based workplace coaching that my business is all about, and those who frequent our Ho‘ohana Publishing sister site, Joyful...
JJL: Within our Learner’s November Toolbox~... →
During November, we reach into our learner’s toolbox to grasp a well-worn tool that feels familiar and sure in our hands. It is one which can make us feel strong and sure, and more than ready to shape and create. Other times we pause, and wonder if we are ready, for it makes us feel weak in the knees and unsure of our footing. Yet we still grab onto it as the life raft we know it will be for us...