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10 Essential Steps To Leadership Excellence

Terry Starbucker

Every successful leader gets this question posed to them at one time or another: “How did you do it?” Period. And guess what? Lead well!

Leadership & Curiosity

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Have you ever noticed how the best leaders also tend to be the most curious leaders? Thoughts?

7 Ways Satan Tries to Destroy a Church

Ron Edmondson

Be serious! Be alert! Your adversary the Devil is prowling around like a roaring lion, looking for anyone he can devour. 1 Peter 5:8. I’m not a pastor who is constantly looking for Satan behind everything that goes wrong. I concentrate my attention on Jesus and encouraging others to follow Jesus and not to focus on the defeated one.

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Make Way for Introverts in Business and Leadership!

C-Level Strategies

I’m an introvert – and a very proud one at that – who has spent her entire career in the world of business and leadership.

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A Challenge for Leaders

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Coaching Leadership Development “Despite the economic recession, more employees are looking for opportunities outside of their organization than in 2008, suggesting that 2011 will be a challenging year for retention (and a hot market for firms to attract top talent).”

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Introverts Lead Change

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Resources I had a chance to conduct a brief interview with our own Lisa Petrilli (LCG Author Profile, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+) CEO of C Level Strategies. In case you haven’t heard, her new e-book launched this week. It’s titled The Introvert’s Guide to Success in Business and Leadership.

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What CEOs Really Think About Values and Culture

C-Level Strategies

These members are mid-market CEOs , representing companies with an average of $1.6 billion in sales. Values are at the core of strong companies.

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Twitter for Non-Profits: An Interview with Twitter’s Claire Diaz-Ortiz

Ron Edmondson

Recently I had the opportunity to meet and later interview Claire Diaz-Ortiz. Claire leads social innovation at Twitter, where she has worked since 2009. She wrote Twitter for Good: Change the World one Tweet at a Time and is a frequent international speaker on social media, leadership, and social change. What’s your role? If so, which ones?

20 Leadership Books You Might Not Have Read

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. The leadership examples outlined in Scripture are simply second to none. Robert E.

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Quality is Human. Quality is Love.


Quality is Human. When leaders rely too much on processes, metrics, facts and trends to measure project/organization’s quality, they forget one thing: that quality is about being human. Quality is human. That is because people drive quality and exercise their choice of delivering good versus great work. People work for people (customers). Quality?

The Introvert’s Guide to Boosting Your Career Through Blogging

C-Level Strategies

” The speed of the chat was simply surreal (it flew by faster than LeadershipChat ever has!) and the conversation far-ranging. Thank you! .

7 Words Why You Need Social Media as a Pastor Today

Ron Edmondson

reach. people. Christ. That’s all there is to it. Of course, you want more explanation if you’ve questioned it so far. Let me just say this: If you want to reach people, you have to go where people are… Any questions? Related posts: 7 Reasons You Need Social Media as a Christian Leader. Church Culture Ministry Missions

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Criticism, Reconsidered

Kevin Eikenberry

We’ve all been criticized, and we have all leveled criticism at others, both directly and indirectly. This week, I ran across a quote that expresses my personal opinion about this topic extremely effectively. And, just because it is my philosophy, doesn’t mean I always live it very well. which is why I am [.].

How to become an invaluable leader

Bud to Boss

This is a guest article by Mary Foley. With reduced resources, nagging uncertainty and pressures to produce results, today’s managers face tough challenges. Organizations are dramatically reducing their ranks of managers who do not add measurable value. What do you need to do for others to see you as a leader within the organization? radio show.

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Stop Trying to Coach People Who Shouldn't Be Coached!

Marshall Goldsmith

You may be the best coach in the world, but if the person you are coaching shouldn't be coached, it's not going to work. I'm sorry to say that try as I might to help some people change I have come to the conclusion that some people are unsalvageable. So, how do you know when someone is uncoachable? How do you detect a lost cause? Let it go."

Dreams, Goals and Plans

Ron Edmondson

Dream. Far reaching, seemingly impossible, worthwhile, dependent on faith and huge personal risk, with no guarantee of success. Goals. Plans.

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How to Drive Team Collaboration: Use Two Pairs of Glasses

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development If you wear glasses, you know that owning two pairs is good practice. If your focus is on increasing collaboration and cohesiveness within your team, get ready to try on a new look! The goal? Cultivate collaboration and boost creativity, work performance and passion.

Candidates not to hire; employees to fire.

Tony Mayo

A Wall Street Journal article identified three personality types that are poison in your workforce: Deadbeats: withhold effort, Downers: express pessimism, anxiety, insecurity and irritation, & Jerks: violate interpersonal norms of respect. Good research shows how just one will pull down the performance of an entire team. For Executives Hiring

Hang Your Work in a Tree Tonight

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

If you do what you love for a living, you’ll never work a day in your life. anonymous. An appealing thought, if it means living an integrated life.

The Hardest Decisions a Leader Makes

Ron Edmondson

Leadership is full of decisions…. Some decisions become routine…. Others are difficult to make…. When it’s time to stop (or pass the torch).

Five Languages of Appreciation at Work

Michael Lee Stallard

Let me tell you about a new book that I’m recommending to leaders. As the definition states, appreciation is essential.

Leaders: 4 Simple Steps and 5 Easy Tips for Real Team Building

Linked 2 Leadership

In this article, we turn a true light on the process of “team building.” ” This is about team building from the leadership perspective. Team building gets a lot of lip service in leadership circles. But practical steps sometimes get lost in a maze of details. 4 Steps and 5 Tips When a team can look [.].

Conflict: It’s all in how you handle it!

ReThink HR

The ‘WHERE’ we react is just as important as ‘HOW’ There is no question that we are all being asked to do and be more.

5 Ways to Make the Best of Human Capital

Ron Edmondson

Do you want to harness the greatest power in your organization? The truth is that any organization is only as good as the people within it.

Leadership is a relationship

Lead on Purpose

Merriam-Webster’s dictionary lists several definitions for the word relationship. The term is generally used to denote family ties, but it’s also used as a state of connecting or binding participants. Actions that bring people together and bind them in a common cause are key to building effective relationships. for their success.

Introvert CEO: 3 Keys to Leadership Success

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership You’re an introvert who’s just been named CEO. You know what got you to this point successfully, but you also know that 40% of CEOs last no more than two years in office.

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First Look: Leadership Books for December 2011

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in December. 360 Degrees of Influence : Get Everyone to Follow Your Lead on Your Way to the Top by Harrison Monarth. Grow : How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the World's Greatest Companies by Jim Stengel. Byrne. Screw Business As Usual by Richard Branson. Books

One Question: 3 Game-Changing Responses

Ron Edmondson

This is a guest post from online friend and pastor Nathan Rouse. Nathan is Lead Pastor at Raleigh Christian Community , in Raleigh, North Carolina. Check out these thoughts from Nathan: With those I lead, my words carry a lot of weight. Believe it or not people aren’t asking each other this question. It says, “I’ve got time for you.”.

Their Perception is Your Reality

Next Level Blog

As an executive coach, a big part of my job is helping my clients adjust their behaviors so that they get different results. Since my clients are executives, they are, by definition, dealing with other people. Since that's the case, it's not enough for my clients to adjust their behaviors when it would make a difference to do so.

All Feedback Is Not Created Equal


. Feedback is important to leaders. The more ways you can ask for feedback, the better. Consider some of the most popular methods: Ask: Asking for feedback is the simplest and most expedient. Rather than asking “How did I do?”, ”, ask for specifics (“What did you notice that I did well in that presentation today?”)

On becoming small heroes

Rajesh Setty

Everyone matters – some, a little and some, a lot more. On the other end of the spectrum, you have big heroes who contribute a lot. Entrepreneur.

Hire Nice People – Oh, AND Teachable; Oh, AND…

First Friday Book Synopsis

Hire Nice People – Oh, AND Teachable; Oh, AND… I really liked the quote that I included in a recent blog post from the book Demand by Adrian Slywotzky. It is about the restaurant Pret a Manger: “We hire happy people, and teach them to make sandwiches.” I was telling this to a friend of [.].

Getting Gut Honest With Jesus: Don’t You Care?

Ron Edmondson

Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” Mark 4:38 NIV. Could you?

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When Do We Forgive?


A post a while back on whether there is a shortage of good leaders fostered some interesting comments, tweets and private conversations – most of which confirmed that the majority of individuals feel that we’re suffering a deficiency in this arena. I’ve thought about the responses ever since that post was published. I feel