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Bloomberg The Emperor Always Gets His Way

  Bloomberg The Emperor We wrote a few weeks ago about the seemingly unbelievable possibility that New York Mayor Michael “Nero” Bloomberg would seek to have the City Council overturn New York’s term limits law – opening the door for Bloomberg The Emperor to serve a third term. (To read that post, follow this link.)(…)

Leadership Lessons from Web 2.0 – eBay Fixes That Which is Not Broken

Leadership Means Knowing When Not To Act Remember that great little restaurant you frequented a few years ago? You know the one; they had that terrifically tasty dish that kept you coming back again and again. Remember when they changed ownership and the new proprietors altered the recipes? The way I remember it, the new(…)

Leadership, Personal Relationships and Infidelity

  Leadership, Personal Relationships and Infidelity John Edwards, Elliott Spitzer, Kwame Kilpatrick and Jennifer Aniston’s mates. What do these men have in common? Hint: they are all alleged to have a problem keeping their pants on in the presence of women who are not their significant others. After hearing about the John Edwards infidelity revelations(…)

Leadership Development – Blogwatch October, 4 2008

  Leadership Development Blogwatch Hey, Mr. Manager, what happened to the weekly blogwatch on leadership? – Jerry in Nevada Wow, we didn’t think anyone would notice if we took a couple of weeks off – no one seems to care when Congress leaves their business unfinished. (I mean, we keep reelecting most of them, don’t(…)

Damn the Voters, Bloomberg Believes He is NYC’s Only Choice

  Leadership Lessons from Mayor Bloomberg (and Other Emperors) We’ve often written in this Leadership Development blog about the important traits for good leaders. From intelligence to character, we’ve worked hard to identify those qualities that can help young managers become leaders and older leaders regain their edge. Over the course of these posts, we’ve(…)

Yahoo Buzz is the Leadership Tool for Social Bookmarking – Sorry Digg, Yahoo Wins

We Digg the New Buzz Digg this, Yahoo Buzz is the new Digg. Digg, at www.digg.com was the social bookmarking site to end all social bookmarking sites. Not del.ci.ous, not propeller, and not stumbleupon could even come close to the diggity world of Digg.com. Everything was running smoothly at Digg until Yahoo, which might have(…)

Lehman Brothers, Leadership and Business Bankruptcy

  Leadership and Business Bankruptcy Bennigan’s, Mrs. Fields and Lehman Brothers. Not really three names you’d ever expect to see in the same sentence, but all three have one thing in common: they all declared bankruptcy in 2008 and substandard leadership is to blame. Lehman Brothers is certainly the most shocking name on this list.(…)

Leadership Development – Blogwatch September 12, 2008

  Leadership Development – Best Leadership Blogs for the Week of September 12, 2008 Great week for the leadership writers. The editors of AskTheManager were able to find some terrific posts and articles from some of the best leadership development blogs. Could all this leadership development activity have anything to do with the nomination of(…)

Leadership Lessons from the Airline Industry – Delta Bats .500

Leadership Lessons from Delta Air Lines   The editors of AskTheManager fly virtually every airline that caters to business travelers (i.e., the big ones), but we really seem to love Delta for some reason.   Delta is not always the cheapest, the friendliest or even the most convenient, but as one of the editors stated(…)

Lessons On Pride From Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers

  Pride, Leadership, and The Green Bay Packers Excuse the abridgement, but Proverbs 16:18 said it best: Pride goes before a fall. The leadership lessons we’ve gleaned so far from the pre-season struggles between Brett Lorenzo Favre (hereafter “Cuatro”) and the Green Bay Packers have been plentiful. (To read an earlier lesson from these two(…)

Leadership Development – Blogwatch August 8, 2008

Still a busy week for the Leadership Development blogs – must not be too many moms and dads getting their kids ready to go back to school – and TheManager was able to piece together the best of the Web for your reading enjoyment.   Here are today’s best Leadership Development and Management Training blog(…)

Leadership Development – Blogwatch August 5, 2008

The editors at AskTheManager.com scoured the Internet to bring you the following highlights from some of the better Leadership Development and Management Training blogs and news sources: Leadership Development – Secure The Future By admin Jay Conger states, “Business organizations are not designed to be great training grounds for leadership development. They are great training(…)

Leadership Development – Blogwatch July 30, 2008

It’s been a busy week on the Leadership Development blogs – possibly something to do with the rotten economy?   The editors of AskTheManager.com searched the resources on the World Wide Web to bring you the best blog posts covering Leadership Development and Management Training: Manager Stress… A Big Problem By admin admin for The(…)

Leadership Development – Blogwatch July 29, 2008

  The editors of AskTheManager.com searched high and low throughout the World Wide Web to bring you the best blog posts covering Leadership Development and Management Training: Leadership Development: Try Harder, Want it More By Tudor It took a very cynical view of leadership development experiences. It was also very funny. I showed it to(…)

Obama and McCain Share a Lack of Leadership Experience

What is the value of experience?   With the November election growing ever closer, a liberal colleague of mine asked what I thought about experience as it applies to the White House. (For the sake of full disclosure, TheManager is a fiscally-conservative independent… aren’t all capitalists?)   My friend knows that at virtually all levels(…)

Leadership Lessons from Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers

It’s amazing how much we can learn about how not to lead from the examples provided by professional sports. The latest instance of sub-par leadership came to a head this past week by future Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Lorenzo Favre and his soon to be former team, the Green Bay Packers. (For the six(…)

Leadership Development – Blogwatch July 17, 2008

The editors at AskTheManager.com scoured the World Wide Web to bring you news and views from the Leadership Development blogosphere. The art of leadership Bangkok Post – Thailand I’m hearing a lot of interest in leadership development these days. Last year, both The Economist and Fortune magazine ran articles on the importance of … See(…)

Leadership Development – Blogwatch July 13, 2008

TheManager scoured the World Wide Web and found a few choice blog posts and interesting news articles covering Management Training and Leadership Development. Take a few moments to digest these recent articles and posts: ‘Visionary’ sports programme for Dubai Financial Times – London,England,UK The agreement, with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Programme for Leadership Development and the Dubai(…)

Leadership Development – News and Views July 2, 2008

Interesting news articles covering Leadership Development discovered by TheManager: Sorting out the right leader Economic Times – Gurgaon,Haryana,India It is not only imperative for organisations to invest in leadership development, but to build knowledge leaders who can guide, educate and enable new … See all stories on this topic Deloitte to build $300M campus in(…)

Leadership Lessons from Major League Baseball

I don’t know, I wasn’t there, but from all accounts of the Shawn Chacon v. Ed Wade brawl, Shawn was a little more than insubordinate.   Don’t know what I’m writing about? Former Houston Astros’ starting pitcher, turned reliever, Shawn Chacon was none to happy about his recent demotion to the bullpen. When reportedly called(…)

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