Archive for February, 2010

When the Enemy is You

February 28, 2010 2 Comments
When the Enemy is You

I’ve defined enemies very specifically as those that consistently put their own self-interest ahead of the shared organizational purpose.  If you want to be a purposeful leader, enemies come with the territory, so we have good reason to love our enemies. Even if we intend to be purposeful actors, there are times when we are [...]

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Guest Post: How to Blow Up Your Employee Evaluation Process

February 27, 2010 22 Comments
Guest Post: How to Blow Up Your Employee Evaluation Process

My guest post today is from Dr. Todd Dewett. Todd is Professor of Management at Wright State University. Todd also blogs at his own website, Fuel For Leaders.   I am very honored to share Todd’s thoughts with you! Here is an excerpt from Todd’s bio, followed by his article: I have consulted in over fifty [...]

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Real Leaders Love Their Enemies

February 23, 2010 22 Comments
Real Leaders Love Their Enemies

It’s relatively easy to love our friends at work, those purposeful actors that struggle with us to build something bigger and better than ourselves. Our friends provide us safe harbor when the storms of work roll in. But real leaders love their enemies. Recall my very specific definition of enemies: anyone that consistently puts their [...]

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Student Branding Blog: Ranking Social Media Sites For Personal Branding

February 22, 2010 0 Comments
Student Branding Blog: Ranking Social Media Sites For Personal Branding

In my new post at The Student Branding Blog, I rank order the importance of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Blogging for personal branding. If you are serious about building a professional personal brand using social media platforms as tools and not toys, then you might want to check out my advice. Here is a spoiler [...]

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