Month: March 2010

Creating a Culture of Excellence – Entrepreneur Magazine

Good article in Entrepreneur Magazine summarizing the steps to create a culture of excellence.Summary:Create a master document to spell out exactly what excellence means.Survey your customers. Get outside help. Talk with the neighbors. S…

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Impact with Jim – Better Presentations – Mar 26,2010

The author of “Crash and Learn,” Jim Smith, Jr. brings us lessons for high-impact presentations — to boards, customers, and employees.leadership | management | CEO | impact | presentation

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Deeper on Teams

We dive deeper on teamwork and team building with two returning experts: John Bender and Peter Bye. John was senior director of merger integration for HP’s $19.5 billion acquisition of Compaq. Peter was Corporate Diversity Director at AT&T. They di…

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John Bender on Building Virtual Teams

For our recent interview, John Bender shared this outline of his thinking on the topic of virtual teams, team building and trust building.  I share it here in its entirety (with some formatting tweaks) because it is an outstanding, compact summati…

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Deeper on Teams – Mar 19,2010

We dive deeper on teamwork and team building with two returning experts: John Bender and Peter Bye. John was senior director of merger integration for HP’s $19.5 billion acquisition of Compaq. Peter was Corporate Diversity Director at AT&T. They discus…

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Storytelling Redux with Seth Kahan

Following up on our recent interview of four experts on business storytelling, we drill down into the how-tos of good storytelling, including when to use which type of story. My returning guest is Seth Kahan of visionaryleadership.com, who will also di…

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Storytelling Redux – Mar 12,2010

Following up on our recent interview of four experts on business storytelling, we drill down into the how-tos of good storytelling, including when to use which type of story. My returning guest is Seth Kahan of visionaryleadership.com, who will also di…

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What is Trust?

A big part of our last show on rebuilding a damaged team included the importance in the team of trust.What is trust?One formulation suggests it is:Predictability – I know what you will do and can guess with high confidence your future behavior in certa…

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Re-Building your Virtual Team

How can you re-build a virtual (i.e. geographically dispersed) team that has had some negative interactions within the group? If you had a single in-person team meeting, how would you go about rebuilding trust and a sense of camaraderie within the grou…

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Team Re-Building – Mar 09,2010

How can you re-build a virtual (i.e. geographically dispersed) team that has had some negative interactions within the group? If you had a single in-person team meeting, how would you go about rebuilding trust and a sense of camaraderie within the grou…

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Derek Sivers’ Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy

It’s delightful how a simple video becomes a powerful teaching tool in the hands of a master like Derek.  Enjoy.

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CEO Tips for Email Sanity

There are two groups of topics I cover — issues unique to CEOs and business owners, and topics more universal that I know many CEOs care deeply about.  This topic is the latter — Email Sanity.I found the perfect resource for this hour-long inter…

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CEOs and Email Sanity – Mar 05,2010

Randall “Randy” Dean, MBA, the “Totally Obsessed” Time Management Guy and E-mail Sanity Expert http://www.randalldean.com and http://www.emailsanityexpert.com See Randy’s New Book and Recent Amazon.com #1 E-mail Bestseller, Taming the E-mail Beast, at …

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