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Below are my favorite tweets of the weekend so far, care of @fastcompany, @IncMagazine and @thisissethsblog…enjoy!   

  • Facebook backlash: Who wants 500 friends when you can’t find someone to love? @BruceNussnbaum http://bit.ly/bFVwuw
  • Change Generation: Interview w/Blake Mycoskie, Founder & Chief Shoe Giver of @TOMSshoes http://bit.ly/cpTKRT   (sigh…)
  • What’s the most effective way to communicate an essential point? CEO of Jensen Group answers today’s #30SecMBA http://bit.ly/aw9U5y
  • Give your boss a hug and kiss (OK, maybe just a handshake) because it’s National Boss Day! http://ow.ly/2UbtZ
  • Slideshow! Leadership Lessons From @MadMen_AMC http://bit.ly/c4w2Kv
  • Do you have a habit of sending e-mails that freak out your staff? A solution: http://ow.ly/2Uvcr
  • Pretty much everything Seth Godin posts is brilliant – but I particularly like this one on ‘heroes and mentors’ 

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Here’s an invite from Marshall Goldsmith for an upcoming (and free) teleforum on leadership.  I’ve participated in forums such as this in the past and they are absolutely worth the time. I really try not to miss these when they’re offered.

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Marshall Goldsmith and Patricia Wheeler invite you to a Thought Leader Teleforum on Thursday, September 23rd at 1 PM Eastern time.

Please join us for a Thought Leader TeleForum on Thursday September 23rd on “The Truth About Leadership: The No-Fads, Heart-of-the-Matter, Facts You Need to Know” with Jim Kouzes and Patricia Wheeler.

In these turbulent times, when the very foundations of organizations and societies are being shaken, leaders need to move beyond the pessimistic predictions, the trendy fads, and the simplistic solutions. They need to turn to what’s real and what’s proven, to understand what the evidence tells us about how exemplary leaders get extraordinary things done.

Join us as Patricia and Jim discuss ten fundamental truths about leadership that drive successful leadership in our current marketplace.

This 60-minute Teleforum will cover the following points, plus field your specific questions:

1. What are the must-know differences about the CONTEXT of leadership today?

2. What are the must-know differences about the CONTENT of leadership today?

3. What truths of leadership that successful leaders should embrace?

Jim Kouzes is the Dean’s Executive Professor of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University. A highly regarded leadership scholar and experienced executive, The Wall Street Journal has named Jim as one of the ten best executive educators in the U.S. He and Barry Posner are the award winning authors of bestselling The Leadership Challenge, which has sold over 1.8 million copies; they have published seventeen books and over 50 training products.

Patricia Wheeler is Managing Partner of The Levin Group, a leadership advisory and executive coaching firm. Her clients range from global Fortune 500 organizations to mid-cap companies, and she has spent 20 years coaching and consulting with senior leaders. Articles by and about Patricia have been published in Business Week, Leadership Excellence, Capital Magazine, and HR.com. She is a contributor to Best Practices in Organizational Development and the AMA Handbook of Leadership.

There is no charge for this TeleForum, which will be held at 10 AM Pacific/1 PM Eastern time on Thursday September 23rd. Please click here to register. If this link does not work in your browser, you may cut and paste the following URL: http://www.LeadingNews.org/signupgc.htm.

To adjust for international time zones, you can visit World Time Converter

If you have further questions, please contact Lori Glover at +01 858 382-4687.

We look forward to your participation!

Patricia and Marshall

If you are NOT following Inc Magazine on Twitter (@IncMagazine) please do yourself a favor and do so toot sweet.  Their Tweets are awesome and soooo useful in ways you really don’t realize until you read some of the articles they point you to and then you say, hey wow, I can use that.

Here are a few recent links that I thought were uniquely useful: 

Confidentiality Agreement for Employees   (Note:  view it for free, but buy it for $19 US)

Five Things You Can Learn From Your Receptionist   (I can think of more than 5 but its a start!)

How to Fill a Job Nobody Wants   (Are there actual jobs that nobody wants these days?)

Three Things to Never Say on Twitter  (So simple really, but think of your younger staff members – grads etc – this wouldn’t hurt as a reminder when discussing the value of a person brand.)

What are some constructive ways to give negative feedback    (I really like some of the reader comments posted to this question on their Ask Inc. feature.  Managers can always use a fresh perspective and fresh language on how to do stuff they would rather avoid!)

Oooh and a quick shout out to Business Week for this article:  Workers of the World Unite      It highlights how various companies are investing big dollars on collective intelligence tools that allow them to tap their employees to help solve corporate challenges.  Sooo interesting to dweebs like me.

Joanie  (Twitterable on @joanierobi)

This newbie blogger is finding some great advice on Penelope Trunk’s blog – The Brazen Careerist.   Here you go, and thanks Penelope!    http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/penelopes-guide-to-blogging/

Honestly I feel like I’m so late to the party but I’m having so much fun.

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