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Leadership in the News
Invoke Your Inner Geek
Haunted Leadership on Blogtalk
Transform Your Leadership
Discover Leadership for Columbus Day
Geek Inspired Leadership
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Muse News - October 2012

Are you ready for a new kind of leadership?  Well, welcome to our community.  If you know like-minded people who are also interested in constantly learning and growing,

The Leadership Muse brought the new year in as Amazon's #1 Hot New Book in Leadership.   Get your copy today at bookstores, Amazon or Barnes and Noble.  It is now available on iTUNES!  Have one already?  How about giving the gift of inspiration to a friend.   

Tell a friend that the Kindle Edition is available for only $7.99!  Hardcover and paperback editions also available. 

Leadership in the News
Still have your Facebook phobia?  Kashmir Hill will scare you into getting over that in her article Beware, Tech Abandoners. People Without Facebook Accounts Are 'Suspicious.' She writes, "Anecdotally, I've heard both job seekers and employers wonder aloud about what it means if a job candidate doesn't have a Facebook account. Does it mean they deactivated it because it was full of red flags? Are they hiding something?" Read more > 


OMG. U will <3 this article by Britney Fitzgerald on HeTexted: New Website Helps Decipher Your Date's Text Messages.  Read more >

Featured Article - Leaders: Invoke Your Inner Geek

thinking geek Today, technology is critical to most business initiatives.  Yet, many leaders have no knowledge about how to manage IT.  It's all too easy to blame the IT department or the CIO when technological limitations start getting in the way, but the smart leader will stop crying and listen to the Muse of IT.


Read more >   

October 31: Blogtalk Radio - Ask the Muse

Author Linda Cureton will be hosting a scary book discussion on her latest book
 on BlogTalk Radio Ask the Leadership Muse.

The next show is called Haunted Leadership on Wednesday, October 31 7:00 EST.  It's a thriller!

Trick or treat?  Would you like to be haunted?  No, not by a ghost, but by that little voice of inspiration called the Leadership Muse.  This isn't a trick; it's a treat that sheds the light of leadership vision in the darkness of the present.  It's time to exorcise those demons of doubt and be possessed by a little divine madness that inspires you to dare the impossible and take enormous leaps of faith to great leadership. No mortal leader should resist the inspiration of the Leadership Muse. Tune in to this thriller of a show learn more and hear other scary wisdom from the host's highly praised book The Leadership Muse

If you can't catch it live, you can still listen to Blogtalk Radio episodes on-demand at  
Transform Your Leadership with Technology
Use of social technology can be your technology superpower.  Chapter 14 of The Leadership Muse tells us that "like the nine original Muses, the Leadership Muse has her tools of the trade, which she wields with reverent and artistic skill."
Charlene Li, author of Open Leadership challenges leaders to use social technology to have open, transparent, and authentic leadership.   

October 12 - Columbus Day: Discover Your Leadership
October 12 is Columbus Day - the day we commemorate Christopher Columbus' discovery of the New World. This was obviously a great and historic moment that shaped today's global environment as we know it. 

Yet, as I researched the history behind this clearly grand result, I found that it was the outcome of bad leadership. In wrestling with the question of how good things can come from bad leadership, we can discover the true meaning of good leadership.

Please  this to your colleagues who may be interested in personal and organizational leadership issues.  I welcome your feedback at  Did you miss some back issues of this newsletter?  Check them out here.  


"As we go forward, I hope we're going to continue to use technology to make really big differences in how people live and work."

Sergey Brin -- Co-founder of Google




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