Archive for May, 2011

Inc. Tests New Business Laptops
May 16th, 2011  Posted at   Uncategorized
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4 Great New Business Laptops

From Inc. Managing Technology May 11, 2011

Inc. tested four new notebooks with fast processors and loads of features.  Their top pick is the Lenovo Thinkpad X220, followed closely by the Apple Macbook Pro, HP EliteBook 8460P Notebook PC, and the Dell Vostro 3350.

How you think; How you create
May 16th, 2011  Posted at   Uncategorized
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Unusual Thinking Styles Increase Creativity

From PsyBlog — May 3, 2011

The idea of creativity is wonderful: that a spark of inspiration can eventually bring something new and useful into the world: perhaps even something beautiful.  Something, as it were, from nothing.

That spark may be only the start of a journey towards a finished idea, but it is still a wonderful moment.  Without the initial spark there will be no journey.  It’s no exaggeration to say that the ability to be creative sits at the heart of our achievements as a species.

Eight Reasons 360 Feedback Fails
May 3rd, 2011  Posted at   Uncategorized
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From Center for Creative Leadership April 2011 Leading Effectively e-Newsletter

Any development as a leader begins with an open and honest assessment of one’s own strengths and weaknesses.  As a result, 360-degree feedback has been a cornerstone of CCL programs for several decades.  “But there are perils” according to CCL’s Craig Chappelow.  (more…)

Leadership Lessons from Maj. Gen. “Burn” Loeffke
May 3rd, 2011  Posted at   Uncategorized
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From Center for Creative Leadership April 2011 Leading Effectively e-Newsletter

Major General Bernard “Burn” Loeffke likes to say that he goes into any situation armed with two weapons — the FIRO-B and MBTI.  For the unitiated, the two are personality assessments that can give leaders great insights on how to work effectively with others.  (more…)