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TIGER WOOD: HOW MANY OF US ARE READY TO SAY "SORRY"

Although it was painful for Tiger Woods to have his giant size ’statement’ this morning, the key question is: was he believable? Oh, we want facts (is Elin leaving? when is he returning to golf? is he staying in rehab?, etc) but that information we could get from his web page, where he has announced everything else. We want to ...

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SELLING THE IDEA IS MORE DIFFICULT THAN DEVELOPING IDEA ITSLEF.

Idea_bulb Convincing someone that an idea – perhaps your idea – is the best one can sometimes be more difficult than actually developing the idea itself. From my experience, there’s five rules to follow (more or less in order) to make sure your ideas are given the proper attention they deserve as you move from brainstorming to implementation. 1. Link ...

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HOW IS THE LEADERSHIP FOR THE YEAR 2010 AT TOP 20 COMPANIES

At first glance, Zappos.com, the online retailer, appears to have little in common with General Electric (GE), the multinational conglomerate. Hit hard throes of scaling down its financial services subsidiary, GE Capital, by an estimated 40%. Zappos, on the other hand, is tapping into changing consumer habits and ramping up for 30% growth over the next 12 months. Yet surprisingly, ...

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SALARY: PER HOUR MAKES AN EMPLOYEE HAPPIER.

It’s often said that money doesn’t bring happiness. But the truth could be more complicated, according to researchers at University of Toronto and Stanford University who have discovered that people paid by the hour are far more likely to be happy than those earning a monthly salary. It seems that the reason being paid by the hour has more of ...

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MANAGEMENT LESSONS FROM WINTER OLYMPICS

As the Olympics wind up, I find myself reflecting back especially on Shaun White’s amazing performance. When he won his well-deserved half-pipe gold in Vancouver under a blizzard of media coverage, even a sober academic like me was jumping up and down, watching the excitement on television. It strikes me now that the business and academic communities can learn powerful ...

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Management lessons from Nordic

Members of the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team won gold and silver yesterday in the sport’s final Olympic event. It was the culmination of an amazing winter games for the team, which won medals in all three of the sports’ competitions. It was also one of the more amazing turnaround stories of the Olympics. How Nordic Combined went from dead ...

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PEOPLE FOCUSED – LEADERS FINISHED FIRST

The assumption that so-called “tough” leaders with a controlling and target-driven approach do better during tough economic times is simply not true, according to new research carried out in the UK. Instead, leaders who are people- and relationship centric are far more likely to display outstanding performance. A two-year study by workplace think-tank the Work Foundation suggests that the most ...

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12 Questions for Leaders in the Year 2010

If you’re like most business leaders, you spent much of 2009 feeling down and just about out—an often-inescapable result of the worst recession since the Great Depression. Odds are, you grappled with numerous challenges, uncertainties, and “don’t want to, but have to” decisions. As one weary bank CEO confided, “We’re barely hanging on, just trying to survive.” He wasn’t alone, ...

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Green Buildings Increasing Productivity at Work Place

Tenants in green buildings experience increased productivity and fewer sick days, says a survey. According to the study conducted by the University of San Diego and commercial real estate broker CB Richard Ellis Group, Green buildings have lower vacancy rates and higher rents than non-green counterparts, reports Chris Palmeri of Business Week. Respondents of the survey said that an average ...

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COMMUNITY WEB, INTERVIEW, JOB AND TALENT

We know for years that the focus should be on talent and not on jobs. I am always directing people to think of their careers like a business. Even people inside organizations today should view their work and career as if they owe it. How differently would we act if we approach our work with an entrepreneurial spirit? What value-addition ...

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TOP 10 MISTAKES OF BOSSES

Here below, I am listing the top ten mistakes, which are very common amongst bosses. 1) Micro-Management Sometimes, when bosses assign work to an employee they don’t completely trust that employee will be capable of completing the work. They underestimate the ability of the people they hire and end up offending the employee. “According to me, the number one mistake ...

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LEADERSHIP IS FROM “WHAT WE ARE” TO “WHAT WE MAY BE”

Change is only going to remain constant. BlackBerry is replacing internet technology at workplace. Latest laptop with Wi-Fi connection is becoming gradually outdated because of BlackBerry. We cannot adopt the way of living that was satisfactory a hundred years ago. The world in which we live has changed, and we must change with it. Universe is full of transformation. Human ...

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7 MYTHS OF LEADERSHIP

1) LEADERS HAVE HUGE EGO Many people expect their leader to have a huge ego. It comes with the power. EGO is found as one of the major common characteristics of all Level 5 leaders. In fact, my observation is a negative correlation between high ego and great leadership. Christ, Buddha, M.K. Gandhi and Martin Luther King are the examples ...

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Leaders: Not the Past Conscious But Focus On the Future

What we commit to ourselves today determines our future. Determination leads us to successful tomorrow. What is my commitment to myself? What is my personal goal for the year 2010? What I will create at the end of the current year? I like very effective words of Dr. Sudershanam, “Every year, I have a fight with my all best previous ...

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LEADER IS LIVING ON THE EDGE OF RISK

Leaders have to decide to go with speed, risk and courage instead of safety, slowly and caution. I have to face problems, challenges, may be hurt, embarrassed and even struggled through the tough time. So what, this would not stop to take a risk. I would love to die on that way where I was living with a feeling of ...

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"If You Do Not Conquer Self, You will be Conquered by Self"

Greek philosopher Plato said, “The first and the best victory is to conquer your own self.” Travelling within and winning over yourself is the greatest victory. Discipline always shorts the distance between you and your accomplishment. What we are that discipline helps us to tap it and to put across the globe our potentiality. We cannot reach up to the ...

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WHY WISE LEADERS DO NOT KNOW TOO MUCH?

Could it be that knowledge is overrated? Don’t get me wrong — Knowledge is a good thing. But, there is a point at which it may be bad. Even the sturdiest shelf crumbles under the weight of too many books. We can only comprehend so much. Our minds have limits in our ability to digest information, just as shelves are ...

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BEATING YOUR OWN BEST

Justine Henin, who had won 7 Grand Slams and more than 400 matches in the life, is playing just her second tournament since coming out of an 18-month retirement. She met with enormous challenges in the Australian open tournament of tennis. She said after winning the first round, “Of course, it is a tough draw but in Grand Slam, every ...

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Live for Years without Money

Twenty-two years ago Heidemarie Schwermer, a middle-aged secondary school teacher just emerging from a difficult marriage, moved with her two children from the village of Lueneburg to the city of Dortmund, in the Ruhr area of Germany, whose homeless population, she immediately noticed, was above average and striking in its intransigent hopelessness. Her immediate reaction was shock. “This isn’t right, ...

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TWITTER: A NEW GIFT TO MANKIND

The tradition of new media tools like Facebook, YouTube and Google, the micro blogging application Twitter has gone from being an esoteric geeks’ toy to the ‘next big thing’ pretty much overnight. In a nutshell, Twitter consists of individual social media users (as well as a number of brands and organisations) all answering the question ‘what are you doing now?’ ...

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