Category Archive: Leadership

Feb 25 2010

You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader

From You Don't Need a Title to Be a Leader: How Anyone, Anywhere, Can Make a Positive Difference Believe they can positively shape their lives and careers. Lead through their relationships with people, as opposed to their control over people. Collaborate rather than control. Persuade others to contribute, rather than order them to. Get others …

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Feb 24 2010

How Leaders Create Alignment

From Michael Hyatt: Contact. You cannot keep your team aligned unless you have frequent contact with them. They are going to do the best with what you give them. If you don’t spend time with them, it is inevitable that they are going to make decisions you are uncomfortable with. It is your responsibility to …

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Feb 24 2010

Microsoft’s Creative Destruction

A former Microsoft Executive describes a lack of collaboration and innovation as the forces that could bring Microsoft down.  From the New York Times: Microsoft’s huge profits — $6.7 billion for the past quarter — come almost entirely from Windows and Office programs first developed decades ago. Like G.M. with its trucks and S.U.V.’s, Microsoft can’t count …

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Feb 23 2010

Treat People Right

From Treat People Right!: How Organizations and Employees Can Create a Win/Win Relationship to Achieve High Performance at All Levels 1. Attract and Keep the Right People 2. Hire the Right People 3. Develop People Right 4. Design Work Right 5. Establish the Right Goals 6. Reward People Right 7. Lead People Right

Feb 23 2010

Control versus Freedom in Management

From The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make: “The old organization was built on control, but the world has changed. The world is moving at such a pace that control has become a limitation. It slows you down. You’ve got to balance freedom with some control, but you’ve got to have more freedom than you ever …

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Feb 17 2010

Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

Quotes from Seth Godin's book Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? "There are no longer any great jobs where someone else tells you precisely what to do." "You don't become indispensable merely because you are different. But the only way to become indispensable is to be different. That's because if you're the same, so are plenty of …

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Jan 13 2010

Best Business Books of the Year in 2009

Tom Peters, author of the classic In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America's Best-Run Companies (Collins Business Essentials) and forthcoming The Little Big Things: 163 Ways to Pursue EXCELLENCE, offers his recommendations for the best books of the year 2009. Best book on the financial crisis: Fool's Gold: How the Bold Dream of a Small Tribe …

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Jan 05 2010

What’s Tom Peters Reading?

What Tom Peters, author of  In Search of Excellence: Lessons from America's Best-Run Companies (Collins Business Essentials) is currently reading: Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates Resistance: A Woman's Journal of Struggle and Defiance in Occupied France Verdun (Lost Treasures) Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide Patton, Montgomery, …

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Oct 08 2009

Convening for Change: Reports from CORENET Global Las Vegas Summit

Starting today, Jones Lang LaSalle is hosting a blog and tweeting about the CoreNet Global Summit in Las Vegas: We plan to engage both Summit attendees as well as non-attendees by providing perspectives and behind-the-scenes insights on the business and CRE trends being discussed at the conference.  

Aug 10 2009

Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

Writes best-selling business author John Maxwell: Franklin Delano Roosevelt was born into wealth and prestige, and as a young Harvard graduate, he seemed destined for success. By the age of 30 he was elected as a state senator, and a few years later he was appointed as Assistant Secretary of the Navy. However, shortly before …

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