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Leading So People Will Follow By Ericka Andersen - Book Review

Book Review - By Aubrey WarrenLeading So People Will Follow By Ericka Andersen 2012, San Francisco: Jossey BassExecutive coach and Forbes blogger Erika Andersen says the genesis of her book occurred when she started to notice that "often the person who was the appointed leader was not the person others looked to for direction and reassurance"."What is [...]

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Leading So People Will Follow By Ericka Andersen - Book Review

Book Review - By Aubrey WarrenLeading So People Will Follow By Ericka Andersen 2012, San Francisco: Jossey BassExecutive coach and Forbes blogger Erika Andersen says the genesis of her book occurred when she started to notice that "often the person who was the appointed leader was not the person others looked to for direction and reassurance"."What is [...]

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Four Corners of Influence

During a panel discussion I hosted last year, one of the panelists reflected on what she called her "portrait gallery of leaders". It was a simple but vivid description that reminded us all about the way we store the memories of leaders (good, bad and indifferent). Some are painted in rich [...]

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Who's on your Faculty?

I hope that the Christmas season and new year provided a refreshing break and that 2013 presents rich opportunities and experiences for you. During the break I read a number of books, including the late Bryce Courtenay’s second-last novel, Fortune Cookie. The end of the book includes an Acknowledgement in which Courtenay writes that he’d [...]

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The Meaning of 2012

Impressive headline! I thought about attempting “the meaning of life” as a final article for the year, but I thought it might be more realistic to just try to understand things a year at a time ..“Meaning” or purpose can sound a bit lofty and abstract but in fact they’re central to our lives and [...]

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Engage: The Trainer's Guide to Learning Styles

By Jeanine O'Neill-BlackwellDiscover Your Training Style Strengths and Build Your Skills with Online Tools, Videos, and MoreDownload your free excerpts from this excellent book here:Chapter 1 - What Are Your Natural Training Strengths?Engage: The Trainer's Guide to Learning Styles - IndexEngage: The Trainer's Guide to Learning Styles - Table of ContentsOrder your copy of Engage: [...]

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Engaging The Learner - A Participant's Perspective on the Art of Training

As a reasonably new entrant to the Learning & Development world, I have been immersing myself in books, events, tools and resources, articles and anything else I can find to understand the art of training and the best approach for engaging an audience.During this time I have also been a learner (both corporately and in [...]

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Approachable Leadership

.We all know about the instinctive "fight or flight" response our brains have, but the effect of this response on the way people work together, how they contribute and how they interact with those in leadership roles is often underestimated.David Rock explains that our brains “tag” various situations for easy reference. “If a stimulus is [...]

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The Secrets of Facilitation: The SMART Guide to Getting Results with Groups, New and Revised

Get your free excerpts from the new 2nd edition of this bestselling guide to facilitation.Chapter 1: The Role of a FacilitatorThe Secrets of Facilitation - ContentsThe Secrets of Facilitation - IndexAdvance order your copy of The Secrets of Facilitation now - orders will be dispatched at the end of October 2012.

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The Innovator's Toolkit: 50+ Techniques for Predictable and Sustainable Organic Growth, 2nd Edition

Download your free excerpts from the new 2nd edition of this great book here.Innovation Technique 1: Jobs to be DoneThe Innovation Toolkit - ContentsThe Innovator's Toolkit - IndexAdvance order your copy of The Innovator's Toolkit now - orders will be shipped mid October.

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