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7 Signs of a Dysfunctional Team

Ron Edmondson

Chances are, if you’ve served on very many teams, that you’ve served on one that is dysfunctional. They do have commonalities.

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How Culture Can Restrict Your Organization

The Leadership Advisor

One of the strangest commercials I’ve seen recently on television is for a candy bar. Our organizations are no different. Endure or embrace.

10 Management Lessons from Harry Potter

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership To conclude this summer’s Harry Potter mania, it seems fitting to study the HR implications of J.K. Rowling’s seven volumes. Her novels explore human nature, communication dynamics, moral dilemmas, and social issues, so why not use them as a source of business inspiration?

Five Leadership Milestones to Set and Reach

Kevin Eikenberry

In our personal lives, when we plan a driving trip, look at a map, or follow directions someone gave us, we look for and value landmarks along our way. They give us confidence in our progress and show us how far we’ve come, and inform us of how far we still have to go. In [.]. Leadership Learning leadership development

When there aren’t words to say…

Ron Edmondson

This week I’m doing the funeral for an 18 year old young man. I went to school with his mother and his father is a dear, personal friend.

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7 Traits that Separate a Leader of Courage

Ron Edmondson

Leadership requires guts. (I I wrote about that HERE.). You can’t lead if you aren’t willing to be courageous. Have you seen this trait?

Why Business Vision Matters More in This Economy

C-Level Strategies

My response, Yes, more than ever. Having a vision for your business isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity. was a civil rights advocate.

First Look: Leadership Books for September 2011

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in September. True North Groups : A Powerful Path to Personal and Leadership Development by Bill George and Doug Baker. The Anywhere Leader : How to Lead and Succeed in Any Business Environment by Mike Thompson. Willpower : Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength by Roy F. Seidman.

So What Makes You Think You Can Be A Leader?

Terry Starbucker

I was 27 when I got a call from an executive search company about a job in Los Angeles. I was an Audit Manager at a public accounting firm.

Change Your Life in 30 Days: Ted Talk

Ron Edmondson

I love simple! Maybe it’s because my simple mind can comprehend simple. Watch this short video TED Talk. Take a few minutes and be encouraged.

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Intentional Leadership


Have you ever seen someone who doesn't have a plan or a purpose try to lead? Most of their "leading" is reacting to conditions and problems. frontpag

What Do You Do With The Fire In Your Organization?

The Leadership Advisor

Over the past decade, I have worked with organizations in various countries that had a wide range of social/organizational cultures.

If You Seek Prestige, Please Don't Try To Lead.

Modern Servant Leader


We can only see what we can see…

Ron Edmondson

Because… We can only see what we can see… What about you? Are you seeing the miles…or are you seeing the steps?

Why many smart people hit a plateau (and stay there)

Rajesh Setty

The magic number is 40. Yes, it is at the age of forty that many smart people realize that they are stuck. Here is what I think happens.

One Way to Head Off a Conflict: Manage Expectations

The Recovering Engineer

A little over a week ago, my wife and I drove my daughter from Indiana to Texas to begin her freshman year of college.

Book Review: Purpose-Centered Public Speaking

Tim Milburn

Overcoming the fear and trepidation that is associated with public speaking can be hard work. This book tackles both of those areas head on.

Experiment: The Little Things Matter

Ron Edmondson

I wanted to encourage them to be more observant about what needed doing. (To I conducted an experiment with the male church leaders. Just curious).

Workplace Types


A few types to watch for in the workplace: The Supportive. These people pitch in without being asked. They rarely complain and are highly cooperative. They care deeply about the mission, meet deadlines, and don't badmouth co-workers or gossip. The Present. This group shows up but takes no initiative and offers no ideas. The Grumpy. The Withholding.

Not Everyone Is Just Like You

Marshall Goldsmith

He is a great executive. A self-starter, he prides himself on being able to land on his feet in virtually any new environment. He is extremely intelligent, hard-working, creative, and entrepreneurial. He gets the job done. Not only doesn't he need much supervision; he doesn't like it when people treat him as if he needs lots of help. I asked. "I

Can You Prove it?

Kevin Eikenberry

If you read this blog or have known my work for a long time you likely know I love quotations. In fact, I’ve been a collector of quotations for many years. One thing I have learned from that collecting is that there are some people that have said a lot of things worth collecting, remembering and [.].

How They Perceive You as a Leader…More Important…

Ron Edmondson

The reality of the success of a leader, though, may depend more on how you are viewed by the people you lead than it does on what you do as a leader.

Respecting Well-Being


Flat organizations, technology, competition, and complexity. These are only a few of the things that have made your life and the lives of your employees crazy. You work incredible hours. You receive 100-200 emails a day. You have to make your quarterly goals, you need to manage and lead. You need to evaluate, hire and fire employees. Tweet This

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Affirmation Addicts

The Leadership Advisor

We are honored to have Paul Andrew of The Leadership Coach contribute to The Leadership Advisor blog. Just quietly, so am I.

Female junior executives in the UK earn more than male counterparts

Chartered Management Institute

The Chartered Management Institute today released the results of the latest National Management Salary Survey (NMSS). The NMSS examines reward and remuneration habits, and labour turnover of UK executives. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

The Meeting Before the Last Meeting

Ron Edmondson

Related posts: 7 Suggestions for Churches Meeting in a School. President Obama Online Town Hall Meeting (Instant Access). Leadership

10 Steps to Creating a Talent Advantage

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Creating a talent advantage begins with smart hiring. Put simply; talent matters.

Are Your Employees Eating Alone?


Eating at your desk. One-Third of Employees Lunch at Their Desk in a recent study done by Right Management. Please see the study below.

Thought-full Thursday: Healthier Leadership


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! Live in rooms full of light Avoid heavy food

Evaluating a Blog Series Idea…I Need Your Help

Ron Edmondson

Would you read it? Then also… What should their names be? Right now I have Bro. Related posts: Keywords People Use To Find My Blog.

10 Steps to Productive Meetings

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. In today’s post I’ll provide you with 10 steps to creating meetings that produce real results.

Decide Quickly; Act Now; Be Fearless – Counsel from Mika Brzezinski

First Friday Book Synopsis

So, here’s the thing. You will fail. You will be left behind, forgotten. You cannot rely on yesterday’s successes. People will forget them far too quickly. What are you doing this week – this day – now? That’s how you will be judged. But… the good news is a second (or third, or fourth) act [.].

Be A Leadership Lion: 10 Quotes To Find Your Courage Without Going to Oz

Terry Starbucker

Turns out, he already had it – he just didn’t believe it. After all, he was a lion. Leaders of the pack. The kings of the savanna.

Introducing: Open Church

Ron Edmondson

Kent Shaffer is the mind behind Church Relevance and other online ministry resources. I learned how to leverage influence by watching Kent online.

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