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7 Ways Satan Tries to Destroy a Church

Ron Edmondson

Be serious! Be alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour. 1 Peter 5:8. I’m not a pastor who is constantly looking for Satan behind everything that goes wrong. I concentrate my attention on Jesus and encouraging others to follow Jesus and not to focus on the defeated one.

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What CEOs Really Think About Values and Culture

C-Level Strategies

These members are mid-market CEOs , representing companies with an average of $1.6 billion in sales. Values are at the core of strong companies.

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20 Leadership Books You Might Not Have Read

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. The leadership examples outlined in Scripture are simply second to none. Robert E.

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5 Ways to Make the Best of Human Capital

Ron Edmondson

Do you want to harness the greatest power in your organization? The truth is that any organization is only as good as the people within it.

How to Drive Team Collaboration: Use Two Pairs of Glasses

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development If you wear glasses, you know that owning two pairs is good practice. If your focus is on increasing collaboration and cohesiveness within your team, get ready to try on a new look! The goal? Cultivate collaboration and boost creativity, work performance and passion.

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Is stress ruining your leadership-development efforts?

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development [link] This week’s SmartBlog for Leadership post is by leadership development consultant, Jennifer V. Miller, Managing Partner at SkillSource. ” [.]. Leadership Development Leadership

Thought-full Thursday: Encouragement


. 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! . Buddha. . Who needs your encouragement today? How can you best serve them? Tweet Thi


How About Better Parents?

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Tom Friedman and featured in the November 20, 2011, issue of The New York Times. To read the complete article, please click here. * * * In recent years, we’ve been treated to reams of op-ed articles about how we need better teachers in our public [.]. Friedman

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On Useful Candor

Leadership Freak

The reason we aren’t candid with people is we are protecting someone. We may protect someone else, our self, or both. Five things we protect: Reputation. Status. Position. Status quo. Opportunities. Why we protect: Fear. Perceived capability of others or ourselves. A better way: The guiding rule for candor is “usefulness.” Candor is not saying [.].

Enron's anniversary and why managers tell lies

Chartered Management Institute

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Enron under the sheer weight of lies their managers told about their financial situation. New research from the University of Toronto sheds some light on why managers lie, and why they lie in such stupid ways. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Six Obstacles To Teacher Teamwork Success

Great Results Team Building

Wearing the same uniform does not make a group a strong team, and Teacher Teamwork does not happen on its own. Buy-in is only the beginning.

StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 62 – An Interview with Mark Sanborn, author of Up, Down, or Sideways

Strategy Driven

These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag articles on the StrategyDriven website. Consider leaving a comment! All rights reserved.

Leadership Development Program Planning: I think in black & white on my wall.

Create Learning

Developing innovative ways of teaching and developing Managerial-Leadership programs is fun for me! Contact Mike to discuss how to do this. Or we?

The Art of Conducting A Consulting Project Interview ? Michael.

Michael VanBruaene

It's Just Greeting Cards


I used to be an independent IT consultant. I helped small and medium businesses identify, install, and maintain IT solutions that facilitated their business mission. Much of this was "head work." I solved people and technical puzzles. People puzzles? Be honest -- does your company have more problems with computers or the people that use them?)

Senior executives’ elementary school habit

The Organized Executive's Blog

Only one figure in a recent CareerBuilder survey of top executives surprised me: Forty-one percent bring their lunch from home. The figure is much higher for women (57%), but more than a third of the men also brown-bag it, according to the survey titled “Emulating the Big Cheese.”. That’s a smart choice. What’s in your lunch bag? Image Source ].

Building a Capabilities-Driven Company

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi 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 MedfiaTec, please click here. * * * Top-performing organizations know what they do best [.].

The Employee Engagement Network

Michael Lee Stallard

If you’re interested in employee engagement, take my advice and join the Employee Engagement Network. It’s a terrific resource that includes contributions from many of the more than 4,400 members worldwide. employee engagement employee engagement network

Patented Strategy


The ability to get a patent from the United States has become significantly easier, as a result, it’s fascinating to see just what gets patented.

Defining Practical Employee Engagement

Rapid BI

Defining Practical Employee Engagement The term Employee Engagement has been prolific over the past few years but what does it really mean? How can we use this to really make a difference? This question was asked of me by a writer I have been in discussions with for some time, and she was surprised that [.].

Women: The New Voices of Unions

Women on Business

New voices for these unions are the strong women who are leading them. Three such women are Ms. So what makes this different? More recently, Ms.


Leadership Caffeine Podcast #12: David Lapin on Lead by Greatness

Management Excellence

David Lapin, author of: "Lead by Greatness-How Character Can Power Your Success," is not only fascinating, he's in a league of his own with a world-view that encompasses his life in South Africa, his Rabbinical studies and his active and present life as a successful strategy consultant.

Eight Dangers of Collaboration

Harvard Business Review

Most of what is written about collaboration is positive. Even hip. Collaboration is championed enthusiastically by the Enterprise 2.0 experts, as well as leading thinkers like Don Tapscott , as the crucial approach for the 21st century. It slashes costs and improves productivity. So why is collaboration as rare as it is? Information (over)sharing.

Working All Over the World

Erika Andersen

I’m convinced that work and business the whole world over are more similar than they are different. It’s grounded in my belief that core human nature is more powerful, for the most part, than culture or demographics. In any case, take a look and see what you think…you may see subtle differences I missed.

What Motivates Tomorrow's Leaders

Harvard Business Review

An interview with John Coleman , coauthor of Passion and Purpose , and contributors: Patrick Chun , Umaimah Mendhro , and Rye Barcott. Download this podcast. Global business Leadership Sustainability

5 things - according to my doctor - to do for your health

Jason Womack

I'm a bit early for my appointment this afternoon, so when I sat down and saw this flyer on the wall I thought I'd share. Sociology. Technology.

What Facebook Knows that Google+ Doesn't

Harvard Business Review

Back in July, I suggested that Google+ lacked the features that would allow it to displace Facebook. While Google+ was technologically wonderful, I argued, it did not solve a problem for consumers and therefore would not attract users. And, of course, it is use that matters. Click on this handy advertisement to see how circles work.)

What's It Like?


Some thoughts regarding a father-son conversation about airflight. Just one of many reasons why Cultural Offering is an outstanding blog

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Adam Smith Was Not Schizophrenic

Harvard Business Review

Despite the recent crackdowns in New York and Los Angeles, it's not surprising that the Occupy Wall Street movement has exploded into 900 chapters. The Occupy movement — as well as The Tea Party — are both "mad as hell" about the current state of affairs. Both sides share a general dissatisfaction with our current capitalist system.

We'll Hold a Retreat!


We'll hold a retreat. High five

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Patented Strategy


I’ve recently become fascinated with patent trolls – companies that buy patents for systems or technologies that others are already using for the sole purpose of selling them. The ability to get a patent from the United States has become significantly easier, as a result, it’s fascinating to see just what gets patented.

The Prolific Bate


Very good news! The incomparable Nicholas Bate , who writes an insightful volume roughly once every three weeks, has yet another book in the pipeline

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Who is "right there" for you?`

Jason Womack

I'm sitting here at the Ojai Playhouse, up in the projection booth as the A/V support crew for the TEDxOjaiWomen event today. Please check it out on the web: ) The live speakers are just amazing, you can Google each one and learn so much about them, their journey and their message. Gloria M.

Snow Man


In northern Arizona on a training project, waiting for the snow. When I arrived yesterday, it was warm and then when I looked out this morning, all was rain and fog. Snow is expected. The people have been great and all is going well but this reminds me what a desert rat I am. Don't get me wrong.