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Management 4-1-1 Becomes Featured on Leadership Digital – Check it Out!

February 7th, 2011 Comments off

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I’m excited and honored at one of the latest acknowledgements for the Management 4-1-1 website!!

Recently Leadership Digital chose Management 4-1-1 to be one of their featured blogs.  Leadership Digital aggregates the best web content on leadership & management.  This also includes blog contributions from Harvard Business Review, Great LeadershipLead To Change and many others.

It’s great validation we’re moving in the right direction!  Keep those comments coming, and let me know if there are leadership and management topics you’re interested in reading more about!

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Management 4-1-1 and The Promise of 2011

December 30th, 2010 Comments off

2010out_2011in As 2010 comes to a wrap, I’ve been giving a great deal of thought as to what I want to focus on and accomplish in 2011.

Realizing that Management 4-1-1 is a new blog I’m committed to growing and building, I wanted to get my goals out there for all to see.  Then, you can use this post to remind me if I don’t hold to my end of the deal.

If there is anything I have quickly learned about blogging and writing, is the opportunity to continue the learning process.  It’s through blogging and writing that I’ve realized, while I have experience, there is always so much new stuff to learn and think about – which makes the blogging, writing and sharing information so much more exciting and rewarding.

So here goes my Management 4-1-1 promise for 2011.. Read more…

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The Top 50 Leadership Blogs

December 27th, 2010 Comments off

 

Well, here we are getting close to the end of the 2010.  Starting to think about all of the great things we’re going to do in 2011.  Perhaps some of your new year’s resolutions are to grow your management and leadership skills – GREAT CHOICE!!

If so, you may want some sage advice from various sources.  Evan Carmichael, author of The Entrepreneur Blog, posted The Top 50 Leadership Blogs.  It’s a nice list categorized to help you drill down in on the top leadership and management that are of most interest to you.

Maybe next year, we’ll get Management 4-1-1 on the list :)

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Why I Blog!!

December 18th, 2010 2 comments

I’m not normally planning on posting over the weekend, but thought if I have the time – why not? 

I’ve had a few people ask me some questions about blogging. One of the most common questions I get is, “Why bother to blog at all?” 

It’s a great question and one I probably should have made in my very first post. Better late than never, right? So, here are the reasons why I blog (and why I think anyone else should to).

  • Blogging is an incubator for ideasBy the nature of blogging, I am building a library of content I can access at anytime to build upon or refine ideas further in the future. Information I blog on or reference on my site are fodder for future presentations, published works, or to leverage in my job and personal life. Using tags and categories helps me structure the content in an easy way to access at a later time.
  • Provides a platform to build a habit of writing and practice writing (whenever I want) – One of my long time passions and goals has been to become a published author. I’ve made several attempts, but have not yet been able to crack the code to achieve this goal. One of the reasons I fall short is I did not have a habit of writing and researching on a regular basis. Having a blog is a great stepping stone to build the habit of writing, as well as practicing the craft. Not all of my stuff is perfect, but practice will certainly help.
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    Top Management Blogs Rich in "Management Learning Calories"

    December 13th, 2010 Comments off

    blog2I was recently checking out the Top 150 Management & Leadership Blogs posted by NOOP.NL only to be very disappointed in the depth of “How To” content in many of the blogs included in the list.  I’m not saying the sites included in the list were of poor quality or lacked value (ok – maybe some did).  However, as a person who is interested in the craft improving management and leadership, I felt a lot of the top sites didn’t give me much to fill-up my cup (i.e. low in management learning calories).

    I did check out a number of these sites and stumbled on a couple of others where I was happy to see some well-done blogs serving-up content rich in management learning calories

    Here are some of my favorites:

    1. Michael Hyatt – Intentional Leadership
    2. Management IQ (This one is a little dated in content – but archives seem rich)
    3. GTD Times
    4. Great Leadership
    5. Ramblings From a Glass Half Full
    6. Ask a Manager
    7. John Maxwell on Leadership (definitely more focus on leadership vs. management)
    8. All Things Workplace
    9. Management Craft
    10.  Management Excellence

    I hope that you enjoy these sites – They’re good sites and good for you too!

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    My Blogging Toolbox

    November 20th, 2010 Comments off

    I’ve had a few people ask me about how I setup my blog. I thought I would use the question as an opportunity to write an entry to share some technologies and tools I have tripped upon during my blogging adventure.

    Read on.. Read more…

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    Get Into The Mind of a Thought Leader – CEO Blogging

    July 30th, 2009 Comments off

    CEO ThinkingMany CEO’s are using blogs to share their thoughts and perspectives with the outside world. These are great opportunities for us to get peek into into the mind of a leader. For them, it’s a way to extend their brand as a thought leader and share with you the values and thoughts that helped them shape their companies.

    Here is a list of some CEOs that are blogging in the blogoshpere:

  • Michael Hyatt, “From Where I Sit” — CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers
  • Jonathan Schwartz, “Jonathan’s Blog”— CEO of Sun Microsystems
  • Mark Cuban, “Blog Maverick” — Internet entrepreneur and owner of the Dallas Mavericks and Landmark Theaters
  • Richard Edelman — CEO of Edelman
  • Paul Levy, “Running a Hospital — CEO of Deaconess Beth Israel Hospital in Boston
  • Nick Jacobs— CEO of the Windber Medical Center in Windber, Pa.
  • Bob Parsons, “Hot Points” — CEO of GoDaddy.com (this one is actually a vlog)
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    QUESTION: What Blogs are you reading and why do they capture your attention?

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