December, 2011

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10 Secrets of Many Senior Pastors

Ron Edmondson

I get to hang out and know many senior pastors. I was asked to give my perspective as a senior pastor, since each of them report to one. James 5:17).

3 Ways to Be a Positive Leader

Leading Blog

This is a guest post by best-selling author and speaker, Jon Gordon about the value of developing positive relationships with the people you lead.

10 little Things That Will Make a BIG Difference In Your Leadership

Terry Starbucker

There are leaders, and then there are LEADERS. Because your tone and inflections didn’t match the words. Lead well! Leadership

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Character Development + Skill Development = Leadership

The Leadership Advisor

As we work to develop and expand our global network, we continually connect with amazing organizations and professionals. Self-Awareness. Integrity.

What CEOs Really Say About Leadership in Private

C-Level Strategies

billion in sales. Nothing that was said disappointed me. I wanted to share with you what I felt were the “Top 10″ statements: 1. Thank you!

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The Quality Manifesto (Free PDF)


Greetings, friends and readers! This manifesto is completely free with no email opt-in required. What’s it all about? What you can do with it?

10 Commandments Of A Great Culture

The Leadership Advisor

Many folks have a view of the Ten Commandments as nothing more than a laundry list of things you shouldn’t do because God will be mad at you.

Three Steps to Create a Vision for 2012

C-Level Strategies

If you want to be a purveyor of visionary leadership in 2012 you must start by creating a vision for 2012. Read Martin Luther King, Jr.’s

Creating Your Best New Year’s Eve Ever

Kevin Eikenberry

New Year’s Eve. Culture tells us everyone will be partying all evening. lifting a glass at midnight. kissing a person nearby. and nursing a hangover in the morning. Maybe that is what your night has in store. but perhaps you find that a [.].

9 ways to sink employee engagement

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Change Management Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Value Creation Workplace Issues In recent weeks, several articles have offered worthwhile ideas on how to boost worker motivation. But experts have been sharing this counsel for years, and employee engagement continues to decline. What’s at play in your organization?

Tim Tebow Mic’d for the Bears Game

Ron Edmondson

I, like many in America, am becoming a huge Tim Tebow fan. I loved this YouTube I saw my friend Jonathan Pearson tweet. Be honest, are you a Tebow fan?


The Demise Of the Org Chart (And the Overs and Unders)

Terry Starbucker

“The days of leading countries or companies via a one-way conversation are over. I also never liked their visual counterpart, the organization chart.,

Twas The Night Before Christmas

The Leadership Advisor

It looks like this may become a perennial favorite. I posted it last year and thought it was time to revive it again this year. entered my mind.

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Improving Decision Making with the Ladder of Inference

Management is a Journey

My Twitter colleague, Renee Charney of Charney Coaching & Consulting wrote a great post on her blog on the Ladder of Inference. Like Renee, I like this tool and it is a great tool for moving from faulty decision making to informed decision making. It’s helpful for preventing us from making that all too human [.].

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December 4th Leadership Development Carnival

Kevin Eikenberry

Welcome to the Leadership Development Carnival! I’m pleased that we are hosting the Carnival this week. If you are a long time Leadership Development Carnival reader, you will notice something different this time around. Let me explain. Becky Robinson, our Director of Social Marketing, and I were talking about this the other day, since she [.].

Best Leadership Books of 2011

Leading Blog

W E HAVE more recorded information about leadership now than at any other time in history. Most of it deals with the surface turbulence, which is important but not complete. For the most part, it’s still business-as-usual within the same framework— control. We could all benefit from daily reflection. Leadership matters now more than ever. Kraemer.

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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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Ambiguity Breeds Mediocrity

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Dave Mastovich on the importance of clear expectations: I have a friend who leads a Human Resources Consultancy. to the mix. David M.

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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The Year of C.E.O. Failures Explained (NY Times) []

Weekly Leader

David Pogue's take on some 2011 high profile failures by tech CEOs. nytimes failure ceo leadership

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Five New Habits to Help You Reach Your Goals Faster

Kevin Eikenberry

If we already knew how to achieve a goal, and had done it before, it wouldn’t be much of a goal, would it? In other words, we’d have already achieved it. Yet too often we treat goal achievement like the rest of the work. We put the time in to set the goals, and then [.]. Achievement Leadership Learning goal acheievement organizational habits

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5 Leadership Lessons: What if You Could Take Control of Your Life with One Decision?

Leading Blog

Great leaders know they cannot let others determine their moods and behaviors. The decision is ours. David Pollay wrote The Law of the Garbage Truck to remind us that “it is not our duty to absorb the frustrations, anxieties, and disappointments of other people. The Law of the Garbage Truck is straightforward: Many people are like garbage trucks.

5 Reasons Delegation Fails

Ron Edmondson

I encounter many leaders who claim to be good at delegation, but are frustrated with the results they receive on delegated projects. No related posts.

The Introvert’s Guide to Success in Business and Leadership – Book Review

The Leadership Advisor

When my friend Lisa Petrilli asked me to review her book, I immediately said yes. What I wasn’t prepared for was to be knocked back in my chair.

What Leadership of the Future Will Look Like

C-Level Strategies

The Power of Higher Consciousness. And yes, this vision requires love. What does leadership of the future look like to you? Thank you! Related Posts.

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Have you shared your vision with your team?

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Change Management Leadership Development I was a new middle manager on my first trip across the country to the Corporate Office and was seated in the Executive Boardroom for a meeting. As we were preparing to take a short break, the CEO leaned across the table and asked me, “Chery, have you shared your vision with your team?” I [.].

How Will You Use the Most Productive Week of the Year

Kevin Eikenberry

As I travel around the world all year long, leaders and achievers — people just like you — tell me the same things over and over. “I’m I’m so busy, my plate is so full.” “I I can’t seem to get anything done.” There is too much email and too many interruptions.” If you have said, thought, [.]. Achievement Leadership Learning

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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7 Ways to Hear “I have a problem with you leader”

Ron Edmondson

It was a hard years as a leader in some ways. Next year I’ll close the door. Ignorant or doesn’t care. Feels welcome to do so.

Leadership Lessons From A Lemonade Stand

The Leadership Advisor

As part of our ongoing efforts to expand our global network, we are honored to have Villanova University as a new partner and guest blogger.

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Lands’ End Contest Confirms Strategic Role of Pinterest for Brands

C-Level Strategies

I always start by asking them where their customers and potential customers are currently engaged. The Rise of Pinterest. Absolutely. Thank you!

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Five Steps To Infuse “Magic” in Your Leadership Style

Next Level Blog

This guest post was written by Jason Monaghan with University of Notre Dame Executive Online Education: As any seasoned business leader can tell you, creating an exemplary team takes knowledge, perseverance, and a little leadership magic. The “magic” of a great leader is developed over time and through years of professional awareness.

Why the Best Leaders Do the Dirty Work

Kevin Eikenberry

Some people think that once they ascend to a leadership role (or to a certain level of leadership) that they are immune from doing “real work” anymore. And even if you don’t feel that way, if you spend a little time as a fly on the wall with groups of front line employees, you will [.]. Leadership Learning engagement

How To Use The January Effect To Make It Your Best Year Ever

Terry Starbucker

There is always a great benefit to the 365-day calendar – the fact that it restarts at January 1, without fail. How can we do this? With gusto.