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5 Questions to Discern God’s Will

Ron Edmondson

I am often asked how to know if the plans we make are God’s will for our life. This is a common concern. I’ve made many.

Leadership and Surrender

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Control is about power – not leadership. ” Thoughts?

Optimism and Insights from Mid-Market CEOs about Business Growth

C-Level Strategies

Mid-Market companies are a bellwether of the economy, offering insight into real growth in all regions of the world. Their $3.84 Thank you!

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Has Ego Trumped Your Mission? Lessons in Transparency from the Komen Foundation Fiasco

Next Level Blog

As you’ve no doubt read, the Komen Foundation – the people behind the pink ribbons to fight breast cancer – found themselves at the center of controversy last week after they decided to pull funding for breast cancer screenings from Planned Parenthood. Click headline to continue.

7 Enemies of Organizational Health

Ron Edmondson

I love organizational leadership. I especially love leading healthy organizations. I have been in both environments…healthy and non-healthy.

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The 6 Key Indicators of Leadership

Linked 2 Leadership

Effective leadership is not a single act or facet. Rather, it is multitudinous. It’s like a well-oiled, fine-tuned performance machine. It is not embodied in a single role or person, but is the life that runs through an organisation. Without leadership, the organisation or entity ceases to move. It is much like an engine driving a vehicle [.].

5 Leadership Lessons: Great Leaders Grow

Leading Blog

Ken Blanchard and Mark Miller have penned another business fable, Great Leaders Grow. People and organizations are not fully alive unless they are growing. They ask, “will you be a leader who is always ready to face the next challenge, or will you be a leader that tries to apply yesterday’s solutions to today’s problems? It’s not optional.

10 Tips for Recovery after a Major Loss or Disappointment

Ron Edmondson

Sometimes life throws curves at us that take the wind from our sail. Have you lost a job recently? Have you had a business failure? Have any to add?

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3 Surprising Ways to Influence Your Employees


JOEL A. GARFINKLE is recognized as one of the top 50 coaches in the U.S., having worked with many of the world’s leading companies. dence.”

How to Survive a Meeting with the CEO

Great Leadership By Dan

Most employees NEVER get to have a meeting with the CEO of their company. So if you do, it’s a one-shot deal that you don’t want to screw up. One page.

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Wondering ‘Am I a Good Leader?’ Take the Sheryl Sandberg Test

Next Level Blog

Ever wonder if you’re a good leader? If so, I have a simple three question test that will help you answer the question. I call it the Sheryl Sandberg test. OK, I know that some of you are thinking “Is it really fair to compare myself to the COO of Facebook - the same woman who spoke at the World. Click headline to continue.

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5 Steps to Help You Worry Less

Ron Edmondson

Worry is like a plague of our body. It attacks our mind, then our heart, and over time, it can consume our overall health. Jesus said, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life.” ” How good are you at obeying that verse? One part of maturing as believers is to begin to eliminate worry from our life. Every time!

Lead With Purpose

Leading Blog

Without a clear sense of purpose, organizations become listless. John Baldoni says in Lead With Purpose that it falls to the leader to make certain that organizational purpose is understood and acted upon. It is one of those things that can be undercommunicated by an order of magnitude. You cannot oversell, overpronounce “Here’s why we’re here.”.

Keeping Your B Players B Players

Business Learning Coach

By Jim Grinnell, Ph.D.

A Workshop Alone Isn’t Enough

Kevin Eikenberry

Even though most people would say we are in the training business, we don’t see it that way. Yes, we deliver training, and so we are intimately aware of both the benefits and the limitations of that method of transferring skills and knowledge. There are many benefits training can provide. Here are just a few: [.].

The Way to Guarantee NO ONE Reads Your Blog Post

Ron Edmondson

People email me everyday about how to improve their blog, how to write more, or whether they should even start a blog. Typos and all.). No one! Say it!

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The Secret Sauce of Process Improvement


A colleague from a different department recently asked me, “When does this process improvement stop?”. In my response, I explained that improvement is not a destination, but a journey. It is a way for business to tune and align the operations to ongoing changes in the business. “If If that is the case, how do you sustain the improvement effort?

3 tips for handling public criticism (from someone who wishes she’d done it better)

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership In my leadership book of fair play, one of the basic rules is to praise in public and criticize in private. I firmly believe that making people look — and feel — stupid (regardless how egregious, or not, their offense may be) in front of others serves no one well. So imagine my shock and surprise [.].

Fearless Questioning


. In the climate of fear that exists in many organizations, we often hold back on asking the questions that need to be asked. We would rather be seen as having all the answers while we are afraid of losing our jobs, being stalled in our career, or simply looking ignorant. Asking questions is an act of courage. you don’t know the answers to.

10 Power Tips for Leaders who Talk too Much

Leadership Freak

All the interesting things you say make you uninteresting to others. A rare few enthrall listeners. Don’t think of yourself as one. You know too much and have too much to say. Passion sets your tongue on fire. You can’t wait to create enthusiasm, solve problems, and share transformative insights. In a busy world brevity [.].

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Grow: Taking Your Purpose to the Next Level

Leading Blog

Jim Stengel, former global marketing officer for Procter & Gamble, believes that businesses must rethink their purpose to achieve far better results. But not just the most apparent purpose, but a higher order ideal or purpose. However, this simply doesn’t aim high enough and look far enough ahead. The result was “The Stengel 50.”

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6 Steps to Sustainable Leadership: Team Balance

Linked 2 Leadership

In organizations, having human beings of all different stripes working together can be quite a complex undertaking. With all the personalities, pre-wired dispositions, and learned behaviors, managing and leading a team of people toward unified goals can almost seem impossible. Fortunately, we have instruments and tools to help us!

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Five Minute Challenge: Persecuted Church

Ron Edmondson

This week I’m at Moody Founder’s Week. One of the underlying themes this year has the persecution of Christians around the world.

Born to Win

Kevin Eikenberry

This week’s Resource Recommendation is Born to Win by Zig Ziglar and Tom Ziglar. Let me start by saying I am a 100% Zig Ziglar fan, so by definition, this review will be biased. I’ve read much of Zig’s writing throughout my professional life, listened to him speak, both live and on tapes (yes, cassette tapes) [.].

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Leverage Your Business Pulse: The 5 Day Leadership Planner

Terry Starbucker

Every business has a natural “pulse” of activity that is designed to match the human rhythm of the calendar. Lead well! Leadership

Hauling Ice

Chris Brady

In the early 1800s a boy named Frederic Tudor was on a trip to Havana, Cuba and had a thought. As he stood in the sweltering sun he wondered if people there would be interested in a cold drink. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR Historical Examples

10 Power Tips for Leaders who Talk too Much

Leadership Freak

All the interesting things you say make you uninteresting to others. A rare few enthrall listeners. Don’t think of yourself as one. You know too much and have too much to say. Passion sets your tongue on fire. You can’t wait to create enthusiasm, solve problems, and share transformative insights. In a busy world brevity [.].

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Leadership Weekend with Gary: Apples, Cars, and Halt

Linked 2 Leadership

Asking Questions with APPLE Asking questions is critical to great leadership. Remembering to ask questions can be difficult for new leaders. If you are struggling with asking questions, try this acronym, APPLE! Ask the right question. Right questions are open-ended and encouraging. They help others imagine new solutions. Accept silence, even [.].

Someone Save Me From My Baby Boomer Manager!

Management is a Journey

Note: Shawn Greene asked me to address the topic of Gen Y team members working for Baby Boomer managers. As she mentioned, there’s a lot on the web about what Baby Boomers should do for this relationship but not much about what Gen Y should do. Shawn is the founder of Savage & Greene, a professional [.].

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Stop Hitting Your Career ‘Snooze Bar’.

Rich Gee Group

Do you need a 'Wake-Up Call' to your career? Blog Business Coaching C-Level Career Coaching Tip Event Ways & Tips Change George Clooney Motivation Up In The Air Wake-Up Call

8 Power Tips for Building Your Reputation

Leadership Freak

** Your reputation is built on being noticed for the right things in the right way by the right people. Reputation is about credibility, trust, and influence. Reputations create or destroy opportunities. Danger: Good reputations are earned slowly and lost quickly. One major blunder outweighs many contributions.

Leadership Development: Throw the Ball and Catch It Too

Women on Business

Tom Brady’s wife, Gisele, will go down in history with a quote that goes well beyond football. In any case, why did what she said go viral?

Top 100 Thinkers in Management, Leadership and Business

Leading in Context

It is no surprise that there is not just one list of thinkers in management, leadership and business. There are many, and they vary in scope and topic.

How The Six Goal Genres Resolve the Conflict of Goals vs Goallessness

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

My friend Susan wrote, “Although I am ashamed to admit it….I I don’t think I have any goals right now. Am I being less productive than I could be?

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