Meaning comes from the pursuit of more complex things than happiness
Being happy is a goal that most people pursue consciously or unconsciously; the media focuses on it relentlessly; even our Declaration of Independence references “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” as one of our unalienable rights. But should happiness be your goal…or is there even something more fundamental that we should strive for?.
The conventional view of leadership is of something done by heroic soloists. Nothing could be further from the truth.The myth of heroic leadership--soloism--is ancient and pervasive.A few weeks ago, I met with a tremendous business leader.
Great advice on transitioning into the role of CEO.
I liked this list of bullet points Marv Howard laid out in his post on the Vistage Baltimore site about stepping into the role of CEO. In our executive search practice and hiring consulting we've seen many CEOs and senior executives fail in their first 6-12 months for the issues Marv described in this article.
A good checklist if you're stepping into the role of CEO or your still on your honeymoon with a new company.
Over the past few weeks I have read articles also featuring this topic on my radio show and in group discussions. Is the business plan dead? Have strategic plans taken their place? Are they one in the same? Do you even need a plan to have a successful business?
Just like in business, I believe business plans and strategic plans must transcend old school convention and be used as a catalyst for start up, growth and the revitalization of a business.
Your reputation is your most valuable asset, you are creating a trail in every area of your life about your integrity, performance, expertise and is becoming the backbone of Social Business.
Rachel Botsman gives a powerful talk on TED about the currency of the new economy, which is trust. Rachel is the author of Collaborative Consumption. If you haven't read it, you should because it is an amazing book about a movement that is underway and the wave of the future.
It's empowering on so many levels. It has everything to do with the Trust Economy where technology has enabled trust between strangers to create all kinds of new marketplaces, relationships, possibilities.
This is one of those talks that you have to listen to more than once, it's that important!
Here are some highlights to Rachel's talk
**In the 21st Century, the reputation economy will create new ways we look at wealth, it is as powerful as the industrial revolution, listening to this talk is a must!
**Empowering people to create new marketplaces that are built on reputation and trust
**We have wired our world to share, swap, trade or barter - match what we have in more democratic ways
**part of a massive value shift underway - instead of keeping up with the Jones, we're connecting, collaborating and buying to get to know the Jones
**Your reputation and new ways of measuring this is crucial. This is not like Klout, where they measure influence, this is about service networking. She refers to this as lemonade stands on steroids
**Think of all the possibilities - over the past 20 years, we've evolved trusting strangres
**Reputation economy - everything we do leaves a trail online about how well we perform, behave towards others - capturing all of this is a massive challenge
**Shouldn't we own our reputation data? It's contextual, the big challenge, is figuring out what data is important to pull, but it's a matter of time we will be able to see a real-time stream of how you have acted, performed in different areas of your life. What you're good at, your integrity and performance rating. This is fascinating.
**Reputation Capital - The worth of your reputation - how you can aggregate, monitor and use your online reputation (she says this sounds like Big Brother) however, she has a point, she says we would have more control over our reputation if we own it. More on this in the talk.
**Reputation Capital will create a massive disruption in the marketplace - your credit score will no longer limit what you can do in the world - your reputation will be the currency that you can be trusted
Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Curation, Social Business and Beyond"
I don't know who said the quote but more often than not we are our own worst enemy. Our circumstances aren't good or bad... they "just are." The quicker we get past wallowing and complaining and move forward the quicker we'll get past the challenges. So what's holding you back?
Will you reach new heights in 2013?(Photo credit: brewbooks) The New Year is a great opportunity to reset your leadership aspirations. While we step back to think about taking our organizations to higher levels each year, rarely do we step back with...
Every leader and company they captain will encournter hurdles and barriers along the way. It's an inevitiable part of growth. The question is do your recognize it and can you reinvent yourself and your leadership style to crash through those barriers. Whether you like it or not, the barrier may not have been created by your leadership sytle but getting beyond it will depend on it. Are you holding your company back?
A great quote can provide personal inspiration and can be used to educate others. Below are my top 100 leadership quotes of all time. (Have a favorite quote that didn't make my list? Share it out in the comments section below!
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