April, 2011

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Keeping It Simple

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. One of the most effective ways to order your world is to simplify everything you encounter.

7 Reasons People Disappear from Church

Ron Edmondson

One frustration I have had in ministry is watching people come to church, get excited for a time, then disappear. What happens to them?

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Quitting is a business strategy

The Leadership Advisor

I was recently presented with a great opportunity. It was lucrative and would have supported much of what I do on a very large scale.

Revisiting Colin Powell’s 13 Rules of Leadership

Management is a Journey

The truth never goes out of style! I ran across Colin Powell’s Thirteen Rules of Leadership today and I had the feeling that one gets when we are reacquainted with words of wisdom that we had buried in our mind and forgotten as we go about our busy lives. (For For me, it was like remembering [.].

Larry Page Is Leading Google To War | Business Insider [del.icio.us]

Weekly Leader

Interesting take on "peace-time" and "war-time" ceo's/leadership. Not sure I agree but food for thought. ceo leadership behavior practice

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Emotional Commitment And Your Bottom Line

The Leadership Advisor

Bottom line profits are truly where it’s at for businesses. Nearly everything a business does is referenced to its affect on profit.

Four Ways to Recharge Your Leadership Batteries

Aspire-CS

You are a really hard-working leader. Long hours are often required over extended periods of time. By working harder and longer, you think you are making a dent in the workload. Yet – have you noticed that there is a point of diminishing return? When you are spinning your wheels yet things aren’t getting

As A Leader, What Drives You – Passion or Ego?

Lead Change Blog

Leaders, in my mind, are defined by the strength of their values and their character. They live in integrity with themselves, and their surroundings, a character trait that develops deep trust with their followers. Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders.

Five Signs You’re a Magnetic Leader

C-Level Strategies

Are you a “magnetic leader,&# the kind that draws others to you? Yet, it did. It absolutely did. The Simulation. The Leaders’ Experience.

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Why Servant Leadership is the Future

Modern Servant Leader

5 Ways to Attract Young People to Church

Ron Edmondson

Give them a voice and access to authority. Give them a place to serve – Find ways that let young people assist others.

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3 Employee Engagement Mistakes Every Company Should Make

The Leadership Advisor

My mom looked at me like I was from another planet and then gave a chuckle. That desire to learn has never left me. Accept that. I guarantee it.

Google Research Confirms Basics of Management

Tony Mayo

The New York Times recently ran a nice article about how Google–in its usual highly-analytic, data-driven way–measured the results of different management behaviors amongst its own workforce. The recommendations that emerged from this research will be familiar to readers of this blog. Google’s [.].

Hope is a Strategy

Lead Change Blog

A few years ago I noticed a book ad in the O’Hare airport titled, “Hope is Not a Strategy.&# I loved the title. To me, it represented the pain and frustration I felt in companies I had worked for, namely if we did enough “stuff&# and hoped it would work, it would. The equation of [.] Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders.

The Extravert’s Guide to Leading Introverts

C-Level Strategies

Well, you had to know this was coming. Thank you! To be more successful, you have to want us to be more successful. Give us time to think.

Sparking creativity in teams: An executive’s guide - McKinsey Quarterly - Strategy - Strategy in Practice [del.icio.us]

Weekly Leader

Senior managers can apply practical insights from neuroscience to make themselves—and their teams—more creative. leadership creativity practice team

Weekend Giveaway: Mustard Seed Devotional

Ron Edmondson

Once a week or so, however, someone will ask about or comment on this book, so here is an opportunity for you to have a copy. Devotional Encouragemen

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How to Get the CEO to Listen to You

Next Level Blog

Last month, I did a customized webinar for about 70 managers in a client company on “How to Build Executive Presence.” To prep the content for the session, we asked about a dozen C suite and direct. Please click the headline to read the whole story. executive presence Personal Presence

Are you rowing, riding, or resisting?

Tony Mayo

If you’ve done any white water rafting, you know how exciting it can be. On the first rapid of my first trip I remember the guide yelling, “Row. Row fast!!!&# I didn’t want to go fast. I wanted to slow down, to take the rapid nice and easy. I’ve since learned that if you [.]. For Executives Quotes and Aphorisms Resistance

How to Create a Thanking Culture

Aspire-CS

Something on a PowerPoint slide at a presentation recently captured my attention and fancy. The point on the slide was about the “thinking culture&# of a particular company, but the word “thinking&# was misspelled to “thanking&#. Hmm (I thought)….a a “thanking culture&#. What might that look like?

Leadership and Loyalty: Why It Must Start Within You

C-Level Strategies

A year ago this week my Leadership Chat Co-Founder/Co-Host Steve Woodruff and I met at the SOBCon conference here in Chicago. This is not easy to do.

It’s Time For Spring Cleaning: 10 Ways To Freshen Up Your Leadership

Terry Starbucker

It’s almost May now, and you’re starting to feel a little restless. A little stale, maybe. You’ve had your head down and your team focused for 120 days straight, and with the days now getting longer and the temptation to start “coasting&# getting even stronger, you’ve hit a critical time of the year. Always.

7 Suggestions When the Marriage Isn’t Working

Ron Edmondson

All marriages go through periods where things just aren’t as they should be. I suppose that would include most marriages). Be honest. Be patient.

B2B Social Media Case Study: Dell Vostro V 130 #TradeSecrets Campaign: getting the small business community talking

Krishna De

Are you looking to build more visibility about your business online through outreach and connecting to your customers? Google them before the meeting.

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The Business-Altering Difference Between Vision and Mission

Lead Change Blog

This post was originally published on Lisa’s blog here. My inner Isis (you’ll remember her from my Goddess of Vision post) is pretty ticked off, and she’s been that way since Thursday when I had a conversation that went something like this… Me: Can you articulate your vision for the organization? Him: Yes, we have a vision statement. Me: [.].

Book Review: Traction

Managing Leadership

Traction – an apt and reassuring title for one of an increasingly rare breed of truly satisfying and rewarding management books. Who doesn’t want to feel they have such a profound understanding of and contact with the reality that drives their business? Traction by Gino Wickman – a pleasant and insightful read, and highly recommended – enjoy! Enjoy!

When You Coach, This is What Happens

Aspire-CS

I’ve been teaching managers how to coach for several years – in groups, and also 1:1 in a coach/client relationship. Having worked in the corporate world, and having an “aha&# moment when I learned the process and skills in coaching, I find it an extremely valuable tool for managers to use at the right

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Three Lost Truths About Valor in Leadership

C-Level Strategies

Heroism. Courage. Sacrifice. Loyalty. Heroism? Absolutely. Of course. Courage? At its core. Should they be? Sacrifice. Loyalty.

7 Actions When You Can’t Respect the Leader

Ron Edmondson

I received a message from a staff member of another church recently. He is struggling with the current leadership and wondering how long he can continue to be where he doesn’t support the vision and direction of the pastor. He wanted my advice on how he should be responding during this season of ministry. Be grateful while you have one.

How to enable bookings for your hotel from your Facebook Page

Krishna De

Are you in the hotel business and have a Facebook Page? Are you looking for a way to enable bookings from your Facebook Page? special offers. vouchers.

M&A Without Buying the Company

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Understand the Play. Want to see a transaction come together quickly? Acquiring Value Not Companies.

Why Diversity Has Become A Problem

The Leadership Advisor

It’s quite unfortunate that the rally cry for diversity has companies scrambling to make sure that they appear diverse to the outsider.

What Success Looks Like

Aspire-CS

As a very busy mid-level executive in a Fortune 100 company, he took to coaching like a duck to water. He was ready to work on himself. When we first started our work together, he thoroughly studied the 360 feedback he’d received and focused on learning from the leadership development training he’d just had.

The Best Leadership Advice I Ever Got

Marshall Goldsmith

Like many young Ph.D. students, I was deeply impressed with my own intelligence, wisdom and profound insights into the human condition. I consistently amazed myself with my ability to judge others and see what they were doing wrong. At this point in my career, he was clearly the most important person in my professional life. What's going on?" "You