Monday, August 20, 2007

Carnival of Leadership Development

Welcome to the August 16, 2007 edition of carnival of leadership development.

Pete Johnson presents If the picture sucks, is it still worth 1,000 words? posted at Nerd Guru, saying, "An overly complicated diagram in a presentation can easily lose your audience. In this article, the importance of simple graphics are stressed and, when a complex picture is required, a technique for easing the visual burden is discussed."

Aaron M. Potts presents Barriers to Personal Growth - What Service are you Providing? posted at Today is that Day.

Jane Chin presents A Danger of "Too Much Experience" posted at On Careers and Life, saying, "How often are you the victim of your own knowledge and experience?" presents How to React to Criticism posted at Get More Done with Activity Logs

Jeanne Dininni presents Show 'Em Who's Boss posted at Writer's Notes, saying, "This is a satirical article that actually tells the reader how NOT to succeed in leadership."

Karl Goldfield presents Building a plan: Finding Talent - Unearthing potential and making stars posted at Coaching sales champions.

Matthew Paulson presents How to Win People to Your Way of Thinking posted at Getting Green.

Ivan Rios presents How to Deal With Envy posted at

Christopher J. Brunner presents The Balance of a Leader posted at GreatFX Business Cards, saying, "Being a good, strong, dependable leader is all about balance."

Ivan Rios presents Mistakes Happen: How Do You Respond? posted at

Ivan Rios presents When To Lose posted at

Pushpa Sathish presents The Business Blogging Toolset: 100 Resources for Entrepreneur-Writers posted at Bootstrapper.

Bhupendra Khanal presents Top 10 Mantra for Professional Success posted at Analytics Bhupe, saying, "First decide to lead and then work to make that happen."

Charles H. Green presents Deer in the Headlights Decison-Making > Trusted Advisor Associates > Trust Matters posted at Trust Matters, saying, "When faced with unexpected surprises the way most people react is to just do the same thing - they freeze, and can't adapt."

Tupelo Kenyon presents Facing Fear with Deliberate Awareness posted at Tupelo Kenyon,

SJ Yee presents Talent is never enough posted at Personal Development for the Book Smart.

Gary van Warmerdam presents Being Optimistic With Awareness posted at Happiness, saying, "In the best selling book Good To Great Jim Collins advises us of the perils of being optimistic. That same awareness can serve us in other areas of our life as well. The key is to have the awareness to discern the good optimism from the dangerous optimism." presents A Motivation Secret of Top Performing Managers posted at Get More Done with Activity Logs

Ivan Rios presents Let Them Think posted at, saying, "How to influence and deal with Analytical people."

Pete Johnson presents Who's in charge? Understanding group dynamics posted at Nerd Guru,

Christine Kane presents What?s Easy. What?s Not. posted at Christine Kane's Blog.

Alvaro Fernandez presents Training the Aging Workforce posted at SharpBrains: Your Window into the Brain Fitness Revolution, saying, "A clear trend that will influence HR and training policies."

Jimson Lee presents The Key to Successful Leadership posted at, saying, "Are leaders made or born? Read on..."

james presents Overcoming Shyness: Tips for making effective eye contact posted at you shy devil you, saying, "Eye contact is one of the most fundamental forms of body language. Here are 5 1/2 tips on making more effective eye contact."

Jack Yoest presents Watch For Upwarding Leaping Monkeys posted at, saying, "Managers, are there monkeys leaping up on your backs?
The monkey is the next move after the boss and subordinate part after talking — all too often the boss has the next move. The staffer has ‘delegated’ a task up to the boss.An upward leaping monkey."

Matt presents 2 Useful Tips for Improving Creativity posted at Realigned Living, saying, "Being creative is important for any leader - this post goes into two tips I have found to be extremely useful in becoming more creative."

Marenda presents Leadership Development 101 posted at Living life Abundantly Marenda.Biz.

Lousie Manning presents Are You A Good Facilitator? posted at The Human Imprint, saying, "Facilitation is an acquired skill and the ability to facilitate effectively improves more and more with experience."

Chris Russell presents Enhancing Human Performance posted at Productivity Planner, saying, "Knowing why people behave the way they do on the job is the key to gaining commitment to continuous improvement. A manager must understand peoples needs in order to increase motivation and therefore meet the needs of the organization."

Stacey Derbinshire presents Leveling the Playing Fields posted at Starting a Small Home Business, saying, "The lifeplan of school, college, and get a job is the paradigm most are trained to follow. However, only a small percentage of those who follow this plan end up with any level of wealth or financial satisfaction in their secular life."

Ben Yoskovitz presents What's The Cornerstone of Any Great Relationship? posted at Instigator Blog, saying, "Looking at the importance of trust and going with your gut as a leader."

Luke Houghton presents Life skills: an overview posted at Luke Houghton, saying, "The skills you need to make it"

Marc and Angel presents Force of Character: Taking Ownership of Your Actions posted at Marc and Angel, saying, "It’s easy for someone to take ownership of success, but when the headlines read “failure” only those possessing “force of character” have the influential capacity to shine."

Warren Wong presents Make People Comfortable By Greeting Them Right posted at Personal Development for INTJs, saying, "Do you know how to make people comfortable when you meet them? Here's a couple of tips to make them feel right at home.

Jay Gordon Cone presents CEOs Know: The Soft Stuff Is the Hard Stuff posted at Interaction Associates - Thought leadership and practical tools for collaboration., saying, "CEOs admitted in a recent study that financial results are only part of the picture of the health of their companies. Leaders must learn a new balanced view of success in order to lead well.

FitBuff presents New York Jets Listen to Mozart on the Football Field posted at's Total Mind and Body Fitness Blog, saying, "Do you believe in "The Mozart Effect" -- the idea that certain pieces of classical music can increase your intelligence and cognitive abilities?Believe it or not, an entire NFL team does!"

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