Monthly Archives: April 2010

Relating and Requiring – the 2R Manager

Is there natural tension between getting along with your people and asking them to perform — between Relating and Requiring? No, says Pete Friedes, retired CEO of the international HR consulting powerhouse Hewitt Associates. He discussed his book “The…

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When to Relate, When to Require, and How to do Both Effectively – Apr 30,2010

Is there natural tension between getting along with your people and asking them to perform — between Relating and Requiring? No, says Pete Friedes, retired CEO of the international HR consulting powerhouse Hewitt Associates. He discusses his book “The…

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Steve Balzac in Omaha, Speaking on Leadership

A frequent and popular guest here at Tom on Leadership, Steve Balzac of 7 Steps Ahead, recently gave a talk at Infotec 2010 in Omaha on Leadership. If you enjoy Steve as much as I do, you’ll want to listen to these six videos (total run time: about 60…

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Board Development

CEOs can rise and fall on the strength of their boards. How do you identify, recruit, retain, and develop an excellent board? I interviewed experts Elizabeth Ghaffari of Champion Boards, Tracy E. Houston, M.A. of Board Resource Services, and Laura Hert…

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Board Development – Apr 23,2010

CEOs can rise and fall on the strength of their boards. How do you identify, recruit, retain, and develop an excellent board? Invited experts include Elizabeth Ghaffari of Champion Boards, Rory Rowland of Evals R Us, Tracy E. Houston, M.A. of Board Res…

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Teams and Trust

The elements of trust, and their role in team effectiveness. Guest experts were:Steve Balzac (7 Steps Ahead)Elizabeth A. Sears, PhD. (Workplace Communication, Inc.)Aneil Mishra (Professor and Director of Executive Education for the School of Human Reso…

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Teams and Trust – Apr 16,2010

The elements of trust, and their role in team effectiveness. Guests include Steve Balzac (7 Steps Ahead), Elizabeth A. Sears, PhD. (Workplace Communication, Inc.), and others.leadership | management | CEO | team | trust

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Evaluating Staff Performance

It’s the end of Q1 and my clients are once more asking about staff performance evaluations.For some, it’s the 2009 evaluation that’s late.  For others, it’s a quarterly review that’s on time.  And for others, it’s being triggered by a recent …

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Self Publishing

Should you as a consultant or CEO self-publish your book?  Should you even write one?  I asked these questions and a lot more in my interview with Peter Bowerman, the very successful author of the now standard books on these topics, The Well-…

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For Consultants – Self Publishing – Apr 08,2010

We talk about self-publishing with Peter Bowerman, author of the award winning Well-Fed Writer titles, how-to “standards” in the field of lucrative commercial freelancing.leadership | management | self-publish | business | publish

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Sharper Marketing – Refining your Offer

We asked our experts to show how professional service firms can sharpen their game by differently or better defining their service offering (or value proposition) to prospects. Lessons here for all businesses.Experts included:Marc Lawn, founder — The…

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Sharper Marketing for Professional Services – Apr 02,2010

We ask our experts to show how professional service firms can sharpen their game by differently or better defining their service offering (or value proposition) to prospects. Lessons here for all businesses. Invited guests include: * Marc Lawn, founder…

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