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How the Best Leaders Build Trust (Covey)

How the Best Leaders Build Trust (Covey)

From:leadershipnow.com Date: May 2009 Direct Link:http://www.leadershipnow.com/CoveyOnTrust.html[blockquote]The Idea: The most valuable asset of any organization, is the inherent trust employees, shareholders and consumers have with management.  Trust creates freedom to create, and when you don’t have it, you rely on control.  To put... read more
The One Conversational Tool That Will Make You Better At Absolutely Everything

The One Conversational Tool That Will Make You Better At Absolutely Everything

From: fastcompany.com Date: December 2012 Direct Link:http://www.fastcompany.com/3003945/one-conversational-tool-will-make-you-better-absolutely-everything[blockquote]The Idea: I am sure you agree that a well-positioned question can transform and open up a discussion.  So why is it that so few people offer up thoughtful questions in both their personal and professional lives?... read more
How to Present to Senior Executives

How to Present to Senior Executives

From: hrb.org Date: October 2012 Direct Link: https://hbr.org/2012/10/how-to-present-to-senior-execu[blockquote]The Idea: Most meeting with senior leaders either include underperformance or over selling.  So what is the formula for success?  One idea is to ensure your presentation includes a short overview of key points at the... read more
Co-creation: How to Harness It For Your Business

Co-creation: How to Harness It For Your Business

From: entrepreneur.com Date: July 2011 Direct Link:http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/220051[blockquote]The Idea: A culture which focuses on customer co-creation will level the competitive playing field because they have learned to create customer value through the art of collaboration.  Effective co-creation is a catalyst to uncovering more and... read more
Building the Co-Created Enterprise

Building the Co-Created Enterprise

From: hrb.org Date: October 2010 Direct Link: https://hbr.org/2010/10/building-the-co-creative-enterprise[blockquote]The Idea: A corporate culture grounded in co-creation focuses on the experiences of all the stakeholders who would be involved in or affected by the solution being designed. The key to improving experiences is letting... read more
How to Start “Riffing” – 9 Pointers for Co-Creation

How to Start “Riffing” – 9 Pointers for Co-Creation

From: thnk.org Date: April 2014 Direct Link:http://www.thnk.org/insights/how-to-start-riffing-9-pointers-for-co-creation/[blockquote]The Idea: The co-creation process is essential to leadership, innovation and ideation.  Whether you call if “free flowing” or “riffing” it is vital to long term success.  And as a reminder, it has to be done... read more
The Secret of Enduring Greatness

The Secret of Enduring Greatness

From: jimcollins.com Date: May 2008 Direct Link: http://www.jimcollins.com/article_topics/articles/secret-of-enduring-greatness.html[blockquote]The Idea: Can a company still be built to last?  Collin’s argues that companies that fell from greatness, but then regained their footing, stood defiant against the forces of creative destruction.  Just because a company stumbles—or just because... read more
8 Effective Email Marketing Strategies, Backed by Science

8 Effective Email Marketing Strategies, Backed by Science

From: blog.bufferapp.com Date: October 2013 Direct Link: https://blog.bufferapp.com/8-effective-email-strategies-backed-by-research[blockquote]The Idea: This executive summary is gold for any sales and marketing leader. If you are looking to be more effective in your email communication than this is the summary for you.  Learn how to elicit quicker... read more
The Big Lie of Strategic Planning

The Big Lie of Strategic Planning

From: hbr.com Date: January 2014 Direct Link: https://hbr.org/2014/01/the-big-lie-of-strategic-planning[blockquote]The Idea: Is your strategy planning process stuck?  Learn how to eliminate the assumptions (or lies) that hinder your organizations growth. [/blockquote]Excerpt: All executives know that strategy is important. But almost all also find it scary, because it... read more
How the Mighty Fall

How the Mighty Fall

From: jimcollins.com Date: May 2009 Direct Link: http://www.jimcollins.com/article_topics/articles/a-primer-on-the-warning-signs.html[blockquote]The Idea: When you are winning you are vulnerable!  All leaders are vulnerable to believing their own favorable press clippings.  Learn the warning signs prior to a fall & how to stay on the cutting... read more
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