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6 Future Trends of Leadership Development

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development I’ve spent the last 3 years in and around leadership development online. I have also spent the last 30 years learning about leadership development (and learning in general). After numerous mistakes, and before several more, some things have become obvious to me because of my time online. I’m not speaking [.]

Does Your Church Value Your Family?

Ron Edmondson

Ben Reed is community groups pastor at Grace Community Church where I serve. If he’s not on your radar he should be. I really enjoy hard work.

The Importance of Excelling vs. “Getting By”

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Once every few years I am driving a car that runs over a nail or sharp object and develops a flat tire. Sometimes I have time to wait for AAA to come out and change it. Other times, I’m in a hurry and tackle the task myself. It never is pretty. I’m slow and the [.]

A Reminder About Future Thinking

Ron Edmondson

Recently I was explaining this concept to a senior pastor. They are doing things the same way they’ve done them for many years. The real problem?

The Five Roles Within a Group


Perhaps one of the most frustrating experiences in anyone's career is working in a group. Differing work styles creates arguments about process.

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Six Ways to Lead First, Manage Second

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Cy Wakeman for Talent Management magazine. To check out all the resources and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and/or Chief Learning Officer magazines published by MediaTec, please click here. * * * Talent leaders should focus less on micromanaging the daily activities [.].

I’ve Run for 10+ Years and I’m Not a Martial Artist

Managing Communities

In May, celebrated 10 years online. I launched the forums on May 21, 2001 and have managed them ever since. 10 years, 4 months, 3 weeks and 1 day. It may surprise you to learn that I am not a martial artist. As you might expect, this question comes up once in a while. [.]. Managing the Community Thinking

Prepare And Practice – Nelson Cruz Gives Us The Business Tip Of The Day

First Friday Book Synopsis

Prepare, Practice, and then you’ll be ready. “We throw to the bases every day,” Cruz said. “We take flyballs every day, make sure we know the ballpark, we know any situation we can be involved in during the game. When you prepare, everything comes more easy.” (Rangers Beat Tigers 7-3 In Game 4: Nelson Cruz Leads [.].

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Freedom to Fail


I’ve been doing a lot of research on leadership and creative teams recently. One of the things that resonated with me most during this research was a quote by Linus Pauling that doesn’t actually have much to do with leading creatives. Pauling said, “The best way to get a good ideas is to get a lot of ideas.

What Does The World Really Need From Today’s Leaders?

Tanveer Naseer

What is leadership all about? What does it take to be a leader in today’s world? These are questions which I found myself pondering over the last few days after noticing a trend lately regarding how some people are choosing to define the traits of a successful leader. That, for me at least, is what leadership is all about.

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Meghan M. Biro and TalentCulture on Forbes

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development [link] Congratulations to our own Meghan M. Biro of TalentCulture. She was interviewed by Drew Hansen (@drewhansen26) about the need for leaders to lead from the heart and how that affects company culture. But don’t just take my word for it. Jump over to Forbes and check out the post! Meghan M.

Lost Generation – A Vision of the Future


This video deserves to be thought about as it relates to sharing a vision. Is your vision for yourself or your organization this strong?

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The Power of foursquare: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Power of foursquare: 7 Innovative Ways to Get Customers to Check in Wherever They Are Carmine Gallo McGraw-Hill (2011) “Foursquare and seven ‘innovative ways’ ago….” Frankly, I did not know quite what to expect when I began to read this book, except that Carmine Gallo may perhaps develop some of the concepts he discussed [.].

On Leading and Accountability

Linked 2 Leadership

It’s fairly straightforward to work effectively alongside responsible colleagues. Responsible colleagues generally want to work hard, want to make progress on the tasks that sit with them, and want to build productive relationships with you and their other workplace contacts.

3 Types of Networks You Need

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. The old adage “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” is truer than ever in today’s organizations. [I

Career advice for GenXers: is that career move a CLM?

Roundtable Talk

Ah, the joys of being in a job rut. You’re sick of your boss, your co-workers are driving you crazy and you could do your job with your eyes closed. There’s something to be said for bouncing around from job to job in your twenties and early thirties. So, experimenting in your early career years can be a good thing. Happy leading!

Make the Dangerous Choice to Dissent

Harvard Business Review

Work harder, feel emptier, buy more, grow harder. Sound familiar? That's the conventional wisdom of the omnipresent church of more, bigger, faster, cheaper, nastier, now. The problem is that the conventional wisdom isn't just wrong. That's the nightmare whirling noiselessly within the dilapidated American dream. People. Purpose. Hardly. Named as Finalist in 2011 Stevie Awards for Women in Business

Women on Business was named a Finalist in the Best Blog category in the 8th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business.

Recommended Resource – What I Didn’t Learn in Business School

Strategy Driven

What I Didn’t Learn in Business School : How Strategy Works in the Real World by Jay B. Consider leaving a comment! All rights reserved.

What it Means Today to be 'Connected'

Harvard Business Review

Only connect! That was the whole of her sermon. Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer. Only connect, and the beast and the monk, robbed of the isolation that is life to either, will die. — E.M. Forster, Howards End (1910).

What I've Learned.Ian Todd, Police Complaints Commissioner

Chartered Management Institute

Ian Todd, the director and chief executive of the Police Complaints Commissioner for Scotland talks about the need for businesses to improve both inside and out. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Follow Two Related Tracks To Plan A Successful Project Or New.

Michael VanBruaene

Thought-full Thursday: The Heart’s Path


Every Thursday, we provide you with a thoughtful way to coach yourself – something all leaders need to do. So take five and enjoy the inspirational quotes and reflect on the questions that follow. Your comments and answers to the questions are most welcome! Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary.


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The King yawned as one of his valets threw back the heavy brocade curtains that surrounded the royal bed on four sides. The light that streamed through the tall casement windows now flooded the entire room. The King rose at once. After he had said his morning prayers, the elaborate process of dressing him began. First, one of his valets shaved him.

New Catalyst Study Proves Women Still Lag Behind… and Provides Some Answers

Women on Business

The newest report released by Catalyst, titled The Myth of the Ideal Worker: Does Doing All the Right Things Really Get Women Ahead? , has been released… and it’s disheartening. The goal of the report was to research typical myths involving women’s career development and their chances of being promoted. Though, it’s quite the opposite for men.

Riot Response: L.A. and London


L.A.P.D. Officer Jack Dunphy on the London riots. An excerpt: In one sense, London’s ineffective response to the violence on the first three nights is more understandable than was the LAPD’s failure to control rioting in 1992. The police in Los Angeles had weeks, if not months, to prepare for trouble.

Don’t expect a card Monday

The Organized Executive's Blog

Management is a tough and often a thankless job. If your employees don’t give you a card on Monday, maybe it is just because they have been working too hard to notice that it is National Boss’s Day. Another poll shows something to worry about: 76% of employees said they wouldn’t want their manager’s job, in survey developed by Office Team.

If in Doubt, Throw It Out


Absolutely true: Tim Berry on a time-tested way to reverse a bad day


The Rise of Content Platforms

Harvard Business Review

The volume of information available freely to consumers is mind-boggling. But even factoring in ease of access — no more sifting through card catalogs or microfiche in dark libraries — attention remains scarce. The task of sorting the useless to find the useful is a critical challenge. Searchers have no way of parsing the content itself.

Entertainment Break


The trailers for: " Hart's War " " Waiting for Guffman " " The Mission " " Indochine " " Bowfinger


Take the Plunge Now

Harvard Business Review

I am not a risk taker. I have a fine arts degree in film. Instead of moving to Brooklyn to rough it as an indie filmmaker and bartender, I moved to the Upper West Side and took a job producing television for Disney's ABC. Classmates told me I had sold out. Well, salary and health insurance are powerful incentives. Entitled? Perhaps. Impatient?

Political Performance Skills


It is important to understand that in a great many jobs, good performance involves various political skills, such as: Pleasing community groups. Avoiding any complications with the board of directors. Staying out of the news. Giving and sharing credit. Not engaging in interdepartmental wars. Keeping staff members within certain boundaries.

Apple's Siri Is as Revolutionary as the Mac

Harvard Business Review

The initial reaction to the iPhone 4S was cooler than Apple might have hoped. Expectations had been hyped to such a point that people were looking for a leap forward equivalent to the first iPhone. When they couldn't immediately see it, many were disappointed. But that leap was there — it's just not one that is easily seen. Take television.

Quote of the Day


We are an impossibility in an impossible universe. - Ray Bradbury