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Full Steam Ahead – Book Review

The Leadership Advisor

I read a ton of leadership books every year. A very broad description, but quite accurate in my opinion. When I began reading Full Steam Ahead!,

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10 Things You Can’t Change and 10 Things You Can

Ron Edmondson

There are some things we can’t change and some things we can. Let me list a few and you’ll see what I mean. The circumstances around you.

The Number One Thing CEOs Wish They’d Done Differently

C-Level Strategies

This post was originally written for the Lead Change Group blog. And yet, upon reflection, that is hands-down what they wish they’d done.

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What Really is The Big Picture of Business

Strategy Driven

What organizations and individuals started out to become and what we’ve evolved into being are decidedly different things. by Hank Moore. People.

Top 10 Traits Of An Engagement Centric Organziation

The Leadership Advisor

No argument from me on any of these counts. Get over that mentality and do what works, not what you think SHOULD work. Not the other way around.

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3 Attributes that Will Help You be Better Under Pressure

Leading Blog

Justin Menkes says that there are no longer periods of calm seas for leaders in any industry. So it’s not a matter of gritting your teeth and riding out the crisis. Leaders must get comfortable in an environment of ongoing stress. They must be Better Under Pressure. No longer can leaders think of leadership as unidirectional. FedEx isn’t about me.

5 Tips For The Brand New Leader

Lead Change Blog

This post originally appeared on John’s Coaching Leaders blog. Greetings Leaders! When I entered the Navy as a 26 year old Ensign many years ago, I thought I knew how to lead. I was college educated, had a few years of life experience under my belt and had just finished at the top of my [.].

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Connecting To Happiness: A Single Model For Leadership Excellence

Terry Starbucker

(cc) Shashi Bellamkonda This past weekend I co-hosted our annual gathering of 150 business practitioners and aspiring entrepreneurs in Chicago, SOBCon (“SOB” stands for Successful Online Business). What is this model? It’s a 5-step process: 1. Understand and Respect the Work. Determine the WMTH (What Makes Them Happy). happiness).

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Women Executives More than Twice as Likely to Leave Jobs

Women on Business

Female executives are more than twice as likely to leave their jobs as men. This includes both voluntarily and involuntarily departures. They analyzed data from Standard & Poor’s 1500 firms to reach their conclusions. They determined that 7.2% of women executives in the survey left their jobs, compared to 3.8% of men. for women and 2.8% for men.

Book Giveaway: Jeremie Kubicek’s Leadership is Dead

Ron Edmondson

A Fresh Look at Career and Success. Its time to dust off the resume. What would it look like? Try it. Take out a piece of paper and list three columns.

Full Steam Ahead! Book Review

Lead Change Blog

“…We have observed that the biggest impediment to managers becoming great leaders is the lack of a clear vision. Yet less than 10 percent of the organizations we have visited are lead by managers who have a clear sense of where they are trying to lead people.”.

Let Me Entertain Me: Three Ways To Tame Your Inner Smart Aleck

Next Level Blog

As the reporting on the operation against Osama bin Laden unfolds, a good bit has been made of the poker face aspect of President Obama artfully delivering one liners at the White House. Please click the headline to read the whole story

Are you making success too complicated?

The Leadership Advisor

As leaders we are always thinking three or four steps ahead. It’s like we can’t help ourselves. Can you see where this is going?

Church Diversity, Interview and Book Giveaway

Ron Edmondson

My friend Scott Williams has a new book called Church Diversity. You can find out more at Introverts in the Church Giveaway Today.

Should Leaders Care About Employee Happiness?

Michael Lee Stallard

Should leaders care about employee happiness or is employee engagement a passing fad? Let me frame this debate in a slightly different way that I believe provides the best answer. Both are also necessary if most employees are to experience a sense of satisfaction for the many hours they spend working. We are human beings, not machines.

How a Dictionary Tells Us Everything We Need To Know About Leadership

Terry Starbucker

I had my leadership epiphany reading a dictionary. Yep, a good old Webster’s Dictionary. I used to have a bound version at my side at all times – back before the Internet and Google. I loved to look up words I didn’t know. “ Manage &# read something like this: “To direct or control the use of; handle. Bang, it hit me.

Courage - The Lost Virtue

Orrin Woodward

Here is a tidbit on courage. Enjoy. God Bless, Orrin Woodward Courage is the choice to get involved in defending one’s highest held principles, even when one’s personal interest isn’t at stake. Pragmatism is the application of practicality, utility and consequences to decision making.” because it is the quality which guarantees all others.”

I’ve Only Made 7 Bad Decisions In My Life

Ron Edmondson

What would you add to my list? Which one of my bad decisions have you made the most…or cost you the most? 7 Ways to Offer True Forgiveness.

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How do you start your day?

Chartered Management Institute

As proverbs go, start as you mean to go on, is probably one of the more widely used, not least by parents the world over as they empart advise to their young charges. And there it generally stays, a piece of relatively twee advice that is best consigned to ones childhood, with little value as we embark upon our careers.

Do You Practice Artificial or Authentic Accountability?

Modern Servant Leader


How Does Your Garden Grow?

Lead Change Blog

Forrest Gump once shared that his mama told him “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” I think that “Great leaders are like avid gardeners. They know what crops they intend to grow, and plan accordingly.”. Leadership Development Garden Growth Nurture

10 Commandments: Significance for Today

Ron Edmondson

Have you ever been curious about the 10 Commandments, specifically how we can implement them into our life today? Ten Commandment Number Two.

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Take Your Networking to the Next Level

Your Voice of Encouragement

I recently purchased and studied an online program called Connected by Eben Pagan and Dave Logan. Who else shares their vision and values?

Business Strategy Execution - Still A Top Concern of Employers

Six Disciplines

A 2011 Talent Survey released today by Aon Hewitt finds a significant capability gap in leaders, as most organizations focus on growth in today's post-recession environment. Key findings from the survey of 1,328 employers: The employers' top three concerns are: talent retention (31 percent). business strategy execution (18 percent).

Alan M. Webber: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Alan M. Webber is an award-winning, nationally-recognized editor, author, and columnist. In 1995, he launched Fast Company magazine, a fresh, dynamic entry in the business magazine category. Headquartered in Boston, MA, the magazine became the fastest growing, most successful business magazine in history. What keeps you up at night

Seeing God as Too Much God

Ron Edmondson

Don’t let the title of this post upset you just yet… God is fully God. How would you relate to Him then? How would you relate to Him then?

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Going First

You're Not the Boss of Me

Photo by Erik Johansson. Leadership is a very big and often complex topic. That’s the hard part. You know you should, but you don’t really want to.

Hey Leaders: It’s A Dog’s Life

Linked 2 Leadership

As I travel through my life, I have often noticed that dogs have some interesting effects on people. In the presence of a dog, even the gruffest, most hardened human beings can become soft and caring. Man’s Best Friends I also notice that in the past few decades, more and more people are adopting dogs than [.].

Knowing Your Work Style


If you have difficulty getting things done, it may be because you are using a work style that doesn't fit. Long Stretches of Work or Short Bursts?

Decision-Making Best Practice 14 – Balanced Use of Knowledge and Experience

Strategy Driven

It’s the age old question of which is more valuable, knowledge or experience. The question is, Who is right? Our answer is neither and both.

Free How-to Coaching Ebook for People Who Help Each Other

Building Personal Strength

Who do you coach? Before you answer, I'd like to clarify that I'm not necessarily talking about athletic coaches. I hope you find it helpful.

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First Look: Leadership Books for May 2011

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in May. What Makes Business Rock : Building the Worlds Largest Global Networks by Bill Roedy with David Fisher. Better Under Pressure : How Great Leaders Bring Out the Best in Themselves and Others by Justin Menkes. Leadership is Dead : How Influence is Reviving It by Jeremie Kubicek.

Constant Change and Success

CEO Blog

I thought the following guest post by my friend Kenneth McCall might interest: Is Constant Change Stagnating Your Success? We're all after the thrill that comes with new ideas for our business, but if growing a business were all thrills, well, there'd be a lot more successful entrepreneurs out there. What a dynamo! Everyone's eyes were on her.

Solitude and Leadership

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by William Deresiewicz for his “All Points” column that is featured online by The American Scholar website. “The American Scholar is the venerable but lively quarterly magazine of public affairs, literature, science, history, and culture published by the Phi Beta Kappa Society since 1932.