Archive for February, 2009

emerge triumphant from the recession

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

110-rosabeth-moss-kanter by Rosabeth Moss Kanter I The Change Master I Harvard Business Publishing

In these dire days, doing nothing is not an option. Passivity will only make things worse. But what can we do when there is little or no new investment? Here are four useful actions I've seen work effectively.

Move while others are distracted. This is the strategy of a very successful long-term CEO who has steered a European company into global prominence as one of a handful of industry leaders. He cultivates    Read More

networking too

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Networking Networking is one of those areas in which one can engage in a lot of activity for little return if you aren't careful and/or strategic.  For some, networking is more about quantity than quality and they simply figure that if they collect enough people someone in the group is bound to be of benefit to them. 

Of course what's missing is that:

 1. Networking is about "relating" not collecting and

2. Networking is about mutual giving

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what is school for?

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Like many others, I am a fan of Seth Godin's work and I thought this was an interesting blog post.  It intrigued me because as a coach, I often seem to be faced with "undoing" the mindset of the mundane set up by many of our learning institutions.  You know - the mindset that rewards you for being "just like" everyone else.  The one that tells you what you can't do, what you can't be or what you shouldn't be (too confident, too out-on-the-edge, too good, etc).  So when I saw this post, it provoked me to think, "Hmmmm, just    Read More

wherever you go, there you are

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

If you aren't meeting the success you want in life, perhaps it's time to take a closer look at what's in your way.Feedback

Could it be....um....YOU?

Do any of these sound familiar?

  • I am really good at what I do but I never achieve the level of recognition I feel I deserve.  Others always seem to get promoted above me (and they aren't as good).
  • I have started business venture after business venture but something always seems to get in the way.  It's never what    Read More

are you an emerging leader?

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

by Vineet Nayar | Inverted Widsom | Harvard Business Publishing

Tomorrow became a little distant from today in 2008. With the challenges facing businesses today--HBR leader versus even six months ago--emerging leaders find little solace in the best practices that have worked so far. So what can help us cope with the challenges ahead? I have put together 10 mantras that might guide us ahead:

1. Listen to the Cry for Accountability

Across the world of business, there is a blood cry for 'accountability'.    Read More