Network Icons

This isn’t earth-shattering, but it’s kinda cool for my IT friends. Cisco has a page here, where they make network icons available to all.So, if you’re putting together a doc or presentation that needs a network diagram on it – you’ve now got em! Share this:

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Trick or Treat Leadership

This… is… classic. A Halloween leadership bonus. If you didn’t see or hear Mike Singletary’s post-game conference last week: it’s must-see TV. Mike is the new coach of the San Francisco 49ers. In his first game as coach, he sent one of his own players to the showers. Some of

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Great Books at Bargain Prices

I get nothing for this… But, I’m filling in my Peter Drucker collection at BookCloseouts.com, and found that a number of my most frequently recommended business (and related) books are available at great prices. So, I’m passing along the news: $4.99 Egonomics by Marcum and Smith $5. 25 Go Put your strengths to

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How to build Relationships in a Virtual Team? Table Topics

I found this in Sonoma, in a gift shop at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa. I bought it immediately. One of the challenges with distributed teams is that you never have the ‘little’ conversations that build rapport. Conversations like:“Is golf a sport?”“A burger cannot be made of tofu.”Or “How would

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No Shortcuts in Life?

My colleague Ken and I led a presentation workshop over the past two days. Anytime I participate in this class, one thing becomes obvious to me: Whoever coined the oft-repeated phrase, “there are no shortcuts in life” was either stupid or lying. For better or worse, there can be no

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Almost Useless Learning #1: Crab Hunting

Gotcha! I’ve never shaken the desire to catch animals and examine them.As a kid, we used to climb into the swamps and marshes of upstate New York to catch insects for my friend Bob’s terrarium. I don’t climb into swamps anymore, but I still like catching small critters.Snakes are one

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What Are My Strengths?

The Strengths Grid For the past few years, Marcus Buckingham has been trying to change the definitions of ‘strength’ and ‘weakness’.The old definition of a strength was ‘something you’re good at‘. Marcus says it’s ‘something that strengthens you‘.The old definition of a weakness was ‘something you’re not good at’. Marcus

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What Leadership is Not…

(thoughts triggered by watching TV) Crying ‘fire’ is not leadership.Pointing fingers is not leadership.Invoking the boogieman is not leadership.Color-coding danger is not leadership.Screaming about the perils of everyday life on the 11 o’clock news is not leadership. You can run away from danger for a short time. That’s good sense.But

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What Can You Tell From Peoples’ Stuff?

I love looking at people’s stuff… First, I go look at their bookshelf. Second, the CD and DVD collections. Then, I look at art and collectibles. And, of course, I make guesses about people and their personalities, based on what they have and don’t have. Who doesn’t? Earlier today, I

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Book Review: Snoop

When I saw this book at Borders, it immediately got my attention. I often refer to myself as an ‘amateur anthropologist’. Living overseas for ten years forces you to watch people closely, since language often fails. Besides, who doesn’t like to snoop? We all make judgements about people based on

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Learning Culture Through Music: the brilliant green

One of my favorite ways to learn a culture is through its music.In California, where all of my classes are multi-cultural, it’s a great ice-breaker to have Hindi-pop or Okinawan folk music pop up during a break. There’s a lot of disposable pop made in Japan, but there is also

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Weird isn’t Good…. Weird isn’t Great… Weird is Mandatory!

In his speech that’s captured on the DVD “Tom Peters Live: Re-imagine! Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age“, Tom is adamant that we need to surround ourselves with the lunatic fringe.  Everything important comes from the edge… not the middle. His comments reminded me… a couple months ago, in Pt.

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Wisdom from the Tao Teh Ching

I occasionally like to wander through Lao Tzu’s “Tao Te Ching“. Two passages always stand out to me. By not exalting the talented you will cause the people to cease from rivalry and contention.By not prizing goods hard to get, you will cause the people to cease from robbing and

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Trying to Keep Up with Tom Peters

Today, we started a new ‘lunch and learn’ program in our cafeteria. We kicked it off with one of  my heroes, Tom Peters, by playing  “Tom Peters Live: Re-imagine! Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age“. Tom Peters, 65 years young, has more energy than three 20 year-olds. And more anarchy,

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2009 Visual Thinking Conference in San Jose

Here’s the ad for VizThink 09 in San Jose. Besides being a good advertisement, it creates a useful graphic vocabulary for the disciplines of Visual Thinking. VizThink takes place in February and I will certainly be there. I missed last year’s event, as I was in India, but this year

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Do your goals lack punch? Are you struggling for the motivation to realize your dreams? Do you sometimes wish you could get a nice pat on the back AND a good kick in the butt? SMART as Hell Advice is your antidote. In this book, award-winning goal expert Glenn Hughes gathers

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