March, 2011

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Leadership & Influence

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. You cannot be a effective leader without influence. Remove these people from your network.

The Introvert’s Guide to Getting Noticed in Business

C-Level Strategies

getting your ideas heard. having your leadership talents recognized. communicating effectively, through words and actions. The essence of these steps?

7 Actions While Waiting on God

Ron Edmondson

During the waiting period, I find I need to increase my prayer and study time, preparing my heart to receive God’s instructions.

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Literary magazine published exclusively in audio form

Six Disciplines

Last fall we featured Underwood: Stories in Sound, a magazine that's produced twice a year on vinyl LPs, so we were particularly interested when we recently came across The Drum , a literary magazine that's also published exclusively in audio form. Subscription holders get access to everything for USD 25 per year. Website:

StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 59 – An Interview with David Aaker, author of Brand Relevance

Strategy Driven

These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag articles on the StrategyDriven website. Additional Information. About the Author.

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5 Characteristics of an Excellent Team Member

Ron Edmondson

I love team dynamics and organizational structures. This saves everyone time and speeds progress. I can somewhat agree, but not sure I do completely.

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What’s In It For Me?

The Leadership Advisor

Blessing White puts out an employee engagement report each year outlining the previous year’s findings. More opportunities to do what I do best.

Poke The Box: A Review and One Question to Seth Godin


Last year, Seth Godin showed us a way to become a Linchpin. He leads by example! Here are some gems from the book. The world is changing too fast.

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Work-Life Balance For Workaholics

What Do You Want From Them

WORK IS LIFE I have never read a post about work-life balance that convinced me I should find balance in my life. Willpower, baby! Case closed. Maybe.

Beware of Flattery

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Praise” is most commonly defined as: the expression of favorable judgment or sincere appreciation.

The Introvert’s Guide to Motivating Others

C-Level Strategies

So, today we’ll take a closer look at how introverts can motivate and move others to action. Three Key Steps. Being true to myself. Really?

5 Ways to Rebuke a Friend

Ron Edmondson

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity. Proverbs 17:17. Wounds from a friend can be trusted… Proverbs 27:6.

Jekyll And Hyde

The Leadership Advisor

It was a writhing mess of unpredictability and it made for good cinema. At work we can often focus on being Dr. Jekyll.

A Simple Model for Understanding What Drives Behavior

The Recovering Engineer

The diagram above shows a simplified model for better understanding what drives behavior. We anticipate the outcome we want from that situation.

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Heritage and Innovation: Finding the Balance

Leading Blog

In times of change there is the tendency to either stick doggedly to what has always worked in the past or to throw it all out and start new.

On Leadership And Ego

Linked 2 Leadership

Lighten Up Or Heavy Up…The Choice Is Yours Have you ever noticed that a lot of people tend to take themselves too seriously? You know who I mean: Those folks who huff and puff with righteous indignation when they are challenged. Those people who glare and stare when someone says something they believe is inappropriate. [.].

5 Truisms About Leadership and Corporate Culture Leaders Cannot Ignore

C-Level Strategies

It can’t be escaped – the impact of corporate culture on talent management and organizational success, that is. Her response?

10 Myths People Have about the Church

Ron Edmondson

I’ve been in church all my life. I’ve also always been active in my community. I’ve leaerned there are many myths people have about the church…some from people inside the church…some from the people on the outside of the church. What would you add to my list? Related posts: Friday Discussion: Let’s Talk Christmas Music.

Chaos Driven Leadership

The Leadership Advisor

For the longest time, when I heard the word leadership , it would conjure up images of structure and order. A sense of calm and deliberate movement.

10-Point Checklist For Confronting Poor Performance

Lead Change Blog

Feedback, even if it stings temporarily, is a gift to an employee, not a curse, because it allows the employee to grow. It is also an opportunity to deepen a relationship with an employee, not damage it, if you follow the 10 steps in this post. Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders.

Are Extroverts or Introverts Better Leaders?

Tony Mayo

What personality type is more likely to succeed in a leadership position? If you go by popular culture — television, movies, and books written by hero CEOs — you might think extroverts are natural leaders. Research summarized in an excellent article published by Wharton suggests a more nuanced answer.

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Fortune's Best Companies to Work For With Servant Leadership

Modern Servant Leader

The Art of Moving Forward: The First Step

C-Level Strategies

Fears that are holding you back – start at the surface but go many layers deeper… Fear of loss. Fear of pain. Fear of success. Anger.

10 Ways a Team Performs as a Team

Ron Edmondson

I think we use the word team too casually these days. That may be a group, but it shouldn’t be called a team. What would you add to my list?

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Seeing The Person In The Employee

The Leadership Advisor

When most companies think about footing the bill for educating their employees, the ever-present caveat is that it must be related to you role.

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10 Things Leaders Can Do To Make A Better World

Lead Change Blog

Greetings Leaders! I wake up some mornings, read the headlines and shake my head in bewilderment. War, Budget Crisis, Market Meltdown, Real Estate Crash, Poverty and Scandals. I see these headlines play out almost everyday and often feel a wave … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders.

Improved Goal Thermometer

Tony Mayo

I frequently encourage my top executive coaching clients to set specific measurable goals and to chart their progress visually. For example, my free trailing twelve month Excel template is very popular. Download it by clicking here. Here is an even simpler and more visually striking graphic you can use. Enter your own title, goal amount [.].

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10 Key Lessons On Leading Virtual Teams Effectively


We live in times where more and more work is executed by teams that are geographically distributed. Leading a virtual team, fostering collaboration and binding them to common set of objectives is one of the key challenges for business leaders. Share Leadership Responsibilities : Success of distributed team depends largely on leadership model.

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How to Create Predictable Success

C-Level Strategies

The bad news: it requires a lot of work, some early struggle, includes a period of fun, and finally a trip through some white-water to get there.

5 Reasons a Church or Organization Stops Growing

Ron Edmondson

I was talking with a church recently that had explosive growth, but things have slowed. They wanted to know why they were not growing any longer. I decided to share my quick answer here. Obviously, God is ultimately in charge of a churches growth. In some situations, God may have even taken His hand from the church. What would you add?

Twelve Steps to a Great Networking Conversation

Next Level Blog

A couple of years ago, I wrote a post called Five Principles for Building a Strong Network. It proved to be pretty popular and I've been practicing and coaching on those principles ever since. Today, Please click the headline to read the whole story. executive presence

Hockey, Teams and Self-Leadership

Lead Change Blog

We are a hockey family. That’s for sure, and most of the time we are knee deep in it. Yes, for eight months out of the year our time is devoted to coordinating the crazy hockey schedule while still making … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders.

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The Steve Jobs Way

Leading Blog

Apple is on a roll and we want to know how Steve Jobs does it. The Steve Jobs way is, in a word, passion. Passion drives his perseverance and momentum through setbacks. Passion obliges his attention to detail. Passion necessitates his intense focus. Passion fuels his outbursts. Passion compels him to encourage those around him. I don’t blame them.

Leaders Cannot Be Blamers: 3 Things


The true test of a leader is when things don’t go as planned. Worst yet, when things fail. In an organizational context, I have seen so many leaders who drive the project/initiative right from the beginning – yet when the project fails, they blame others. That is an easy choice, and the one that puts everyone down. Solution Perspective. - - - - -.