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Management 4-1-1 and The Promise of 2011

December 30, 2010 Leave a comment

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..

The Management 4-1-1 blog will focus on managing people and organizations (OK – you probably already guessed that).  But as I’ve quickly found out, you really can’t touch on management without slightly grazing leadership and personal development.  Like Jimmy Buffet said, “there’s a thin line between Saturday night and Sunday morning.”  I’m sure I will cross it from time to time and cover topics in these areas. 

For three times a week (although, I reserve the right to post more frequently), you can expect the following:

  • “How To” posts on the fundamentals of managing people and organizations
  • Links to valuable resources and tools you can leverage in your own development path
  • Book Reviews of various books I’ve come across (related to business, management and leadership)
  • Additional relevant thoughts (and links) which may be of interest to you
  • Stories that will make you want to laugh, cry or just make you empathetically think, “yes, I’ve been there too.”

Anyway – I hope you’ll find the topics interesting, relevant and engaging enough to have a dialog, opinion or just want to come back and keep reading.

Best of luck with your own management & leadership journey! 

See you next year!  Happy New Years!



The Top 50 Leadership Blogs

December 27, 2010 Leave a comment


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 🙂

Why I Blog!!

December 18, 2010 Leave a comment

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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    My Blogging Toolbox

    November 20, 2010 Leave a comment

    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.

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    Get Into The Mind of a Thought Leader – CEO Blogging

    July 30, 2009 Leave a comment

    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 (this one is actually a vlog)

    QUESTION: What Blogs are you reading and why do they capture your attention?