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Leadership & The Expectation Gap

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. When it comes to leadership, I can share the issue of expectations is no small matter. Thoughts?

Should Leaders Bring Feelings and Passion to Work?

C-Level Strategies

There are probably as many ways to answer this question as there are professionals on this planet. So What’s a Leader to Do? ” 1. ”).

The Four Leadership Lessons of Halloween

Kevin Eikenberry

Tom woke up Halloween morning and mentally previewed the day ahead. He didn’t have to think much to know it was going to be a long one. A full day of leadership training followed immediately by the costume party his wife was dragging him to. The only good thing about the day that he could [.]. Innovation Leadership Learning engagement fun Hallowee

7 Disciplines of a Spiritual Leader

Ron Edmondson

A spiritual leader, in my opinion, is called to lead well. Leading well takes discipline. It’s almost a challenge to dream bigger dreams.

Three Power Phrases to Disarm a Verbal Aggressor

The Recovering Engineer

Here they are… If I were you, I would feel exactly the same way. Part of the power in this statement is that it is absolutely true in all cases.

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10 Current thoughts on mid-life…

Ron Edmondson

I’m concentrating on the next half of my career. I’m “mid-life” I previously wrote 10 Benefits of Being Middle-Aged.

One Page Business Plan

Tony Mayo

I apologize for the length of this letter/speech/memo/blog post. If I had more time it would have been shorter. That keen insight into effective writing has been attributed to many great communicators, from Virgil to Voltaire. Respect for the reader’s time requires the writer to carefully pare all but the most essential aspects [.].

Leading Views: You Can’t Do It Without Love

Leading Blog

In Up, Down, or Sideways , Mark Sanborn asks: So how are you doing with love? It says, “Love is patient, love is kind. Leadership

Management-Leadership: Not an Either-Or Proposition


Is there really a difference between Management and Leadership? They are different, often conflicting, yet complimentary functions in any organization.

The Encouragement Folder: Every Leader Needs One

Ron Edmondson

I have a special folder… It’s where I keep the notes of encouragement… The emails you get that are extremely positive….

You can’t manage time, so manage your priorities

Tony Mayo

The most valuable time management skill is recognizing the important tasks and ignoring the rest. I first observed it early in my consulting career, at Arthur Andersen & Co in New York, after a meeting with my manager and our client, the Vice President of a large energy company. After the client left, my manager [.].

Top 20 Leadership Chat Quotes on Leading with Feelings and Passion

C-Level Strategies

And that’s just what we had, yet in a very insightful, eye-opening way. The Role of Experiences and Backgrounds. What Made Me Passionate. Why? ~.

Connecting-The-Dots: TRUTH Matters

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Earlier this month I read two articles in the same week that emphasized the same ingredient in highly effective organizations. Connecting-The-Dots: TRUTH Matters. Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Character-based Leadership Leadership trust

Leadership Under Stress: The Jesus Model

Ron Edmondson

Are you feeling the stress of leadership? Are you in the midst of chaotic times? Are there more times of crisis right now than times of celebration?

The Essence of Strategy (Part 2) | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

The Essence of Strategy (Part 2). by John  October 30, 2011  Human Resources, Leadership, Marketing, Strategy  4 Comments. I posed three

Great by Choice

Kevin Eikenberry

Today’s Resource Recommendation is Great by Choice by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen If you have read Jim’s previous mega-bestsellers, Built to Last and Good to Great, you know the formula. If haven’t, know that the premise for this book was reached through extensive research. The research in this book is so extensive (a [.].

One Word Leaders Should Never Use

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Today’s guest post is by Mike Figliuolo, (@thoughtLEADERS) the author of One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership (you can get your copy by clicking here). You can learn more about Mike and his book at the end of the post. Here’s Mike: I hate the use of the word “just” [.]

What Does it Mean to be Meek?

Ron Edmondson

Blessed are the meek…for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5. What does it mean to be meek? Meekness isn’t the same as weakness.

Natural and Spiritual Leadership

Coaching Tip

In natural leadership , personality plays a primary role. In spiritual leadership , the Holy Spirit within each of us takes the natural qualities of personality and infuses them with spiritual qualities. While many aspects of natural leadership are similar to spiritual leadership, there are some that are diametrically opposed. Source: Gilbert A.

Useful Performance Measures & Metrics ? How To Measure.

Michael VanBruaene

The Performance Pipeline

CEO Blog

Beautiful day here. It was snowing late last night when I was on a short run. And some of it stayed. million people are without power.

Guest Post: How my Fiance Changed My Mind About Leadership

Ron Edmondson

This is a guest post by Ally Spotts. I love hearing from the next generation of leaders. We don’t want to be told what to do. Culture

The Keys To Managing Millennials, Part 2: The Progress Bar Effect

Terry Starbucker

Front Line Leadership . Guest Post By Adam Tenenbaum. Today in Part 2, I’m presenting the other key tactic – Create The Progress Bar Effect.

Three Traps to Avoid When Choosing a Successor

Marshall Goldsmith

Q: Many otherwise objective leaders seem to have real difficulty in evaluating their potential successors. From your experience, why does this happen? Can it be avoided? A: When evaluating our potential successors, we should first look at ourselves. Following are three classic mistakes leaders make when reviewing potential successors. Life is good.

So You Think You Can Ignore Office Politics? Think Again!

Management is a Journey

At times in my consulting and training work, different managers will tell me that they ignore office politics and just do their jobs. They explain that good work and a high performing team are all they need in their management role to be influential in their organizations and to support their team. I explain that [.].

12 Top Blog Posts of Some of My Favorite Bloggers

Ron Edmondson

As a blogger, there are some posts I love more than others. There are other posts that get more traffic than others, often to my surprise. I assumed this is true of some of my blogging friends also, so I decided to ask them. Generated the most traffic. Developed the most conversation or interest. CREATING YOUR PERSONAL LIFE PLAN. Pete Wilson.

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Mastery is Beautiful

Chris Brady

There is nothing like watching excellence in motion. I am always inspired by greatness in life, by someone who has mastered his or her craft, by professionals at the top of their game. In this. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Music Sports Travel

Discovering Your Leadership Development Needs


No leader is perfect. Some of them know exactly what leadership development areas they want to work on with their coach. Others struggle to figure out what they need or want to work on. I get it – it’s hard. A coach can help them to figure it out with early coaching conversations, but

On Leadership, Feedback, and Effective Solutions

Linked 2 Leadership

Leaders are responsible for creating a work atmosphere where employees can offer and acquire feedback that guides and directs their performance. “Quality feedback is meant to enhance decisions in the face of change.

5 Things I’ve Learned In Public Speaking

Ron Edmondson

We discovered we had some of the same observations about speaking to groups. A speaker is more comfortable delivering familiar material.

Did You Learn Your Lesson?

Kevin Eikenberry

Flashback to my kidhood . I’ve just made some error or mistake, and I am being made aware of that error by one of my parents. At the end of the conversation, they ask me. Did you learn your lesson? I’m guessing that my flashback is your flashback too – [.]. Developing Others Leadership Learning life long learning questions

November 2011 Edition - Strategy Execution Newsletter - On Managing Processes

Six Disciplines

Welcome to the November issue of the Strategy Execution Newsletter from Six Disciplines. In this month's issue, we're focusing on managing processes. Do You Have The "Master Process" In Your Organization? Think about it: all professions (sports, music, art, entertainment, education, architecture, to name just a few.) Find out how! The Fundamentals.


Women on Business

Knowing the difference between men and women is easy when we look at body parts. Let’s just take the example of men and women in meetings.

GPS Leadership


GPS navigation is a fantastic modern convenience! above Earth to identify my position within a few feet. Really! Isn't that amazing? frontpage