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Get detailed and shiny before sale. I'm always surprised at the list of things that weren't worth changing for day-to-day operations that emotionally affect buyers. As one operations manager said exasperatedly, “Men can't see anything!” And she was right, so her office got paint and carpet, which moved us from no interest to completed transaction.
Jay Leno had an ad for Doritos, “Crunch all you want, we'll make more!” That's for an unlimited product. Especially true when the cost of another copy approaches zero. What about a one of a kind product? The common wisdo...
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Success is not some overarching trend. It’s a group of people who find a way to create value in a specific situation.
Last week I read 2nd Machine Age, which pointed out that Moore’s Law, that computing power per cost doubles approximately every 18 months and has been chugging along for 60 years, is not a law, but the sum of thousands of her...
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Skyhook, anyone?
I was working with a Venture Capitalist who observed, “I hate when I get three quarters of the way through a project plan and see a gold star with a footnote that says, “Breakthrough required here.” Hunh. Me too. Here’s anoth...
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How does trust affect leadership? Customer loyalty? Employee performance? The top and bottom line?
Picture this: Lucy has convinced Charlie Brown to run up to kick the football while she is holding it. Charlie races toward the ball and just before he kicks it, Lucy pulls it away – again. Of course, Charlie kicks nothi...
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What I learned when disposing of several organizations, as a CEO, a Director, and a Chairman - it's not easy.
During a period of more than 10 years, as a CEO, Director, and Board Chairman, I have been responsible for disposing of three organizations and have been an acquisition target of two other organizations. I have been a close o...
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There are a multitude of first things that need to be done when you take over in an organization as the new person – especially if you are at the top of the org chart. When I was elected president of the board of a country...
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I spent some time talking with the creators. Two months ago they had never done more than look at web content. Now they were evaluating everything they saw, looking for ways to improve their own web real estate.
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What happens when a creative project and competition come together? The result is a wider range of ideas, an accelerated timeframe, and modest cost.
OK, it is clear to me now – the internet is not a passing novelty, it is a creation tool of considerable versatility and depth, and fosters creativity at every turn. IaaT – the Internet as a Tool is here to stay. Back in t...
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Moore’s Law (that the power of computing per dollar doubles every 18 months) has been true for 50 years, but it’s not a law. It the result of thousands of scientists and engineers knocking over every barrier and finding new solutions that has kept Moore’s Law on track. Yet people see it as a law, like gravity, because that is the simpler way to think of it.
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A cursive differs from a stub in that my pen is held at an angle to the lines on the paper. A cursive is ground slanted 20 degrees so the right edge is shorter than the left. When it is naturally held above the paper, the front of the nib lines up with the horizontal lines.
The Google Plus Fountain Pen community hosted a post on Frankenpens Friday, about putting the best parts of fountain pens together to make a super pen. I mentioned that I had shaped a worn nib into a cursive italic, which cre...
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MyLeadershipPractice

MyLeadershipPractice offers leaders unique tools for developing skills, for working more efficiently with their teams (inside and outside their companies), and for joining a community of leaders focusing on becoming better, more effective leaders.

MyLeadershipPractice offers advertisers unique access to participate in buying decisions with a degree of specificity seldom available.

MyLeadershipPractice offers project and task teams an easy way to improve communication, cut cost, and cut time from work.

The noted leadership authority Stewart Emery says there are two conditions for growth.

  1. A relentless commitment to tell the truth about reality, and

  2. Surrounding yourself with people who are committed to growth.

MyLeadershipPractice uses computer technology to create a potent environment for fostering growth.

Ask yourself

  1. Do you make a list of your day’s activities on a 3x5 card or similar tool?

  2. Is it a habit? (Do you do this for most workdays?)

  3. If you added internet connectivity your 3x5 card, what would you want to be able to do?

Leadership in three areas. Learn, Do, Teach

  1. Learning personal skills. Washington and Lincoln taught themselves their early leadership lessons by diligent reading and practice. Keeping commitments, the basis of leadership, starts as a personal activity.

  2. Communicating as a team. Most project management team tools work inside an organization or through email. As a social network, MyLeadershipPractice allows people to easily update team streams. Each project is individually configured of the people who will be contributing, so they know about progress, can say what they need, and you know what they are doing.

  3. Where are great leaders found? MyLeadershipPractice allows members to share their realizations about leadership to the group at large. Projects are private, lessons are shared.

Advertisers want better audiences. The internet connects to everyone efficiently. How can I attract the ones I want for business to business (B2B) transactions?

  1. First generation (MySpace, Facebook) dumps users into one pile. You get access to everybody.

  2. The next model was to collect people based on business affinity. (LinkedIn Groups)

  3. MyLeadershipPractice attracts people making project decisions and provides context sensitive advertising opportunities based on their needs. When someone types a task, “Purchase Five Dump Trucks,” what is that worth to someone selling dump trucks? Advertisers have the opportunity to educate and influence the decision as it is being made.

MyLeadershipPractice is led by:

Jack Gates runs the Leadership Breakfast of Maryland, and blogs at Open Source Leadership. He is a nationally syndicated blogger on GovLoop, the Social Network for Government. Jack's Google + Profile

Zachary Yates is a visionary hands-on software architect who has developed several proprietary and open source tools. He is also Past President of the Association of Information Technology Professionals at DeVry University.Zach's Google + Profile

Dick Davies is a serial entrepreneur. He blogs to promote his companies, and new technologies. Dick's Google + Profile