The theme of this month's carnival is self-improvement. January is the month we set goals, make resolutions, and look for ways to better ourselves as leaders.
Assessments can provide really useful information. But the real payoff comes from the conversations surrounding them. Steve Roesler presents Are You Using Professional Assessments Professionally? posted at All Things Workplace.
Shawn M. Driscoll presents Career Portfolio Planning: Your Key to Long Term Success posted at Shawn Driscoll.
Executive education programs are getting better at marketing. They've learned that executives will sign up for fancy tours masquerading as education. When the program is done, everyone will claim that it was beneficial, even though no one bothers to prove it. Wally Bock presents Executive education boondoggles posted at Three Star Leadership Blog.
It’s fair to say that there are some leaders who we all just must follow. It's almost as if they have “leadership pheromones” - or some type of chemical that elicits a natural response to follow them. Nina Simosko presents Leadership Pheromones posted at Nina Simosko.
GROW is a simple coaching technique that every manager should know about. Chris Morgan presents More Line Manger tips: GROW - A model for coaching posted at Learn2Develop - Thoughts from the World of Learning and Development.
Erik Samdahl presents Leadership, Culture and Crisis: A Real-Life Simulation - i4cp posted at Productivity Blog.
Jerry Roberts presents What Assembling a Christmas Gift Can Teach Us About Helping Workers Succeed posted at CareerJolt.
Meg Bear presents Pondering Greatness and deliberate practice posted at TalentedApps, a
recap of the Charlie Rose interview with Macolm Gladwell ("Outliers") and Geoff Colvin ("Talent is Overrated"), focusing on quantity of practice vs. *deliberate* practice (i.e. perfecting your craft.)
Jim Stroup presents Gaming capitalism posted at Managing Leadership. Capitalism has gotten a bad rap from the recent financial crisis and the response of CEOs. Many of them shamelessly seek government bailouts to be administered by themselves, whose previous performance contributed to the crisis. Thus, modern corporate capitalism is viewed as stealing from the rest of us coming and going – at first through predatory commercialism while money is available, and then through expropriation of our tax dollars when things inevitably, as matters so administered are wont to do, go bad. As we all know, though, capitalism is not about what CEOs do to us. It’s about what we all do to ourselves and each other.
The Best of the Rest:
Allen Loomis presents The Secret of The Law of Attraction from Napoleon hill posted at The Law of Success.
Recent political scandals - including those involving ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich - awaken us to the dangers posed when sociopaths or those with serious personality disorders use their charm and persuasion to attain positions of leadership. Howard Ditkoff presents Publicizing The Threat of Personality Disorders Among Those in Positions of Power posted at SystemsThinker.com Blog.
Srini Saripalli presents Information Marketing Business in A Distressed Economy: 5 Predictions posted at Internet Marketing Information Marketing Blog Marketing Business Success.
Shaun Killian presents Why Slashing Your Training Budget Can Be A Good Thing posted at HR Thought Leaders's Blog.
Do you remember your first presentation? Were you nervous, scared? Let Andy Rondeau share an easy to use tip in this 'mad' video which will improve your Public speaking...
Great Management presents A Simple Easy To Use Tip To Improve Public Speaking posted at Great Management.
Do you want to be a successful executive? Fulfill these two requirements and Isaac will guarantee your success in every field you want. Isaac Yassar presents 2 Requirements Of Definite Success posted at Isaac Yassar .com.
Alvaro Fernandez presents The Overflowing Brain: Most Important Book of 2008 posted at Sharp Brains. Given the importance of the topic, and the quality of the book, we have named The Overflowing Brain: Information Overload and the Limits of Working Memory The SharpBrains Most Important Book of 2008, and asked Dr. Klingberg to write a brief article to introduce his research and book to you.