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LEADERS CHECK 2 LISTS EVERY MORNING.

I was late for my meeting with the CEO of a technology company and I was emailing him from my iPhone as I walked onto the elevator in his company’s office building. I stayed focused on the screen as I rode to the sixth floor. I was still typing with my thumbs when the elevator doors opened and I walked ...

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5 LEADERSHIP LESSONS FROM DABBAWALA

It is this very simplicity and the zeal to work hard that has made the Nutan Mumbai Tiffin-box Supplier Trust, one of the most efficient services across the world.   It does not just stop there. Top notch universities like Harvard and leading companies like Microsoft, Accenture and SAP have invited the members of this association and done detailed case ...

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EVERYTHING IS CHANGE IN THE WORLD IN THE YEAR 2012 EXCEPT SELF

  Today’s post is by Jan Rutherford – author of The littlest Green Beret . You can learn more about Jan at the end of the post. The thing about leadership development is that it all starts with everyone’s favorite subject – themselves.  Self awareness is the starting point for effective leadership, and it’s always interesting to watch my students ...

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10 people i hate at my office

People come across different friends at work place. These 10 people are  moving around the work place. Have you ever come acorss such people? 10. Stop Sign I want to slap him every time he dumps on my great new ideas. 9. FlimFlam How does he keep tricking me into doing his work? Damn you, Flimflam! 8. Bulldozer If only ...

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10 THINGS SCIENCE SAYS WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY

In the last few years, psychologists and researchers have been digging up hard data on a question previously left to philosophers: What makes us happy? Researchers like the father-son team Ed Diener and Robert Biswas-Diener, Stanford psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky, and ethicist Stephen Post have studied people all over the world to find out how things like money, attitude, culture, memory, ...

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Lead people through the crisis with courage:

Leaders are living in an uncertain world. At a same time leaders do not want to live in comfort zone. They sincerely try to put the organization from where it goes to when it should reach. Do not expect that everything need to be smooth in the life and corporate world. Remember, the master lesson of life is the road ...

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10 MOST POPULAR HR PRACTICES OF TOP COMPANIES.

Manini Dubey, a software engineer at one of the top Indian IT firms, feels it is high time she starts looking for a new job. Having worked in her current firm for nearly three years, she wants to move over to a new firm, just for the change. But, here is what holds employees like Manini from moving to a ...

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SHOULD LEADER RELY ON INTUITION FOR DECISION MAKING?

WHAT IS THE RIGHT WAY FOR DECISION MAKING? A recent Harvard Working Knowledge blog post ( What is the right mix between intuition and analysis? Several clear themes characterized responses to this month’s column. Dominant among these was that the best way to reach a decision depends on a number of factors, including the nature of the decision, the nature ...

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8 RULES FOR HIRING TALENT -SKILL

Attitude is defined as ones’ feelings or mood – Positive or negative – toward things, circumstances or people. No matter how you may choose to define attitude, it is one of your “most priceless” or disabling possessions. You, and only you, are in charge of your attitude! You must realize that your attitude is your choice to make, and that ...

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Single Mother Wins $200,000 in Job Bias Case

she’d need in order to attain an increase in her sales commission. Then, on June 2, 2006, Lockwood’s 4-year-daughter Lily woke up with pinkeye. She called a manager to request rescheduling a meeting since she wouldn’t be able to come to work. A half hour later, the manager called back with words that chilled Lockwood: Unless she resigned, she would ...

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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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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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THE UNEXPECTED POWER OF $10 TO $ 20

Ribble, who has chronic lymphocytic leukemia in addition to severe diabetes and impaired hearing, needed new eyeglasses last spring but couldn’t afford them after losing a job he’d held for more than 40 years. Then he found out about the Modest Needs Foundation. The grass-roots charity pools thousands of small donations to help people get through short-term financial crises. Donors ...

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HOW STEVE JOB TRANSFORMED APPLE.

This past September, when Steve Jobs made his triumphant return to the public eye, he thanked precisely one Apple executive by name: Tim Cook, Apple’s chief operating officer. At an event to introduce a new line of iPods, Jobs first informed a crowd of journalists, analysts, and Apple developers that he now possessed the liver of a “twentysomething liver donor ...

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THREE PEOPLE : PAY WHAT THEY WANT.

An American advertising agency is offering its clients the opportunity to ‘pay what they want’ for creative services, reports Spring wise. According to the article, Agency Nil is in a position to make this happen by employing recent graduates and advertising professionals who are in-between jobs. Clients submit a work request to Agency Nil and in return receive creative by ...

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A PROFESSOR’S LESSON 30 YEARS AGO

On one winter semester, during college in upstate New York, I took an 8 AM history class to fulfill a requirement. It was hard to get up for that class, but about 15 of us met 3 times a week to brave the cold winds and trudge to that lecture in a non-descript classroom. The professor of that class was an ...

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4 MANTRAS OF LEADERSHIP.

The perfect is the enemy of the deadline. When we had to build the hardware for our fourth major design iteration of the Chevy Volt battery, we were working closely with our suppliers and realized we needed a three-month delay to do it. They said, “That’s inconceivable. You can’t do a whole re-design in three months.” There were lot of ...

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