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Leaders: Stop Trying to Be Efficient

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. It’s important to remember leadership is a people business, and people are messy. Thoughts?

10 Characteristics of Good Leadership (Repost)

Ron Edmondson

(This time of year I typically share the most popular posts of the year.). Good leaders, however, aren’t threatened by another’s success. Leadership

A Leadership Paradigm Shift

Coaching Tip

Today's successful organizations have transcended the old style management paradigm. Learn how to ask and what to ask. Not telling, asking. “Ask”

“Leadership is Marketing” – Peter Drucker Said What?

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest post by William A. Cohen. Peter F. Drucker was a genius. Unlike Sir Isaac Newton he didn’t choose to spend his time observing that an apple fell down rather than up. Nor did he ponder on the inner workings and hidden mechanisms of the human mind as did Sigmund Freud. I still consider myself his student today. Not quite.

Feeling Pain and Taking Action

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Throughout Connecticut we are in shock and devastated. This is a small state and not as densely populated as many people imagine.

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Building a Leadership Team That Builds Your Business

Linked 2 Leadership

When it comes to your small business, you only want the best. You have worked hard to build your business and you continue to work hard to keep it flourishing. But growing your business without the right people is a path to ruin. Your Building Blocks to Business When your business reaches a point where it requires [.].

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25 Coaching Questions to Create your 2013 Leadership Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

As the year winds down, it’s a good time to reflect on what you’ve accomplished and learned as a leader and what you’d like to focus on for the coming year. Creating an Individual Development Plan (IDP) is a great way to capture those actions and increases your chances of keeping your commitments to yourself. Purpose and commitment: 1.

3 Portraits of Employee Involvement

Lead Change Blog

Not much? You might want to rethink that.

Another Woman Leader Exits Google and Shares 3 Lessons Learned During Her Tenure

Women on Business

NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE: Another woman in a senior leadership role at Google has left the company. READ MORE NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATES.

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Pause, It’s The Moment of Between

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

It is the winter solstice – the darkest day of the darkest week of the year in the northern hemisphere. What does any great athlete do before they…. ….

The 10 Elements of Positive Performance Management

Great Leadership By Dan

As a leader, it is critical that you engage in crucial conversations to let employees know where they stand at all times. Reduced Motivation: “Why try?

Change: 5 tips to improve communication and accelerate execution

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Change Management Communication is key to execute a change project. Build a story about what you believe, and [.].

Are you ready to kick butt in 2013?

Women on Business

Right now, the idea of kicking butt in 2013 is probably the last thing on your mind. Next, sift through your email inbox and delete wherever you can.

Winning Back Your Wife’s Heart (Repost)

Ron Edmondson

(This time of year I typically share the most popular posts of the year. This is number 8.). The same is true of the heart. Emotions heal very slowly.

11 Silent Enemies that Wreck Havoc in Life

Rajesh Setty

When you have enemies like these internally, you don’t need external enemies to wreck havoc. Fear of Failure. Please see: Pushed to an edge ].

Managers of People, Teach Them to Fish

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Workplace Issues Managers of people, it may seem expedient and even helpful to give answers, but to truly be a leader, it’s best to follow that sage advice about teaching them to fish. One of my clients recently told me about the wake-up call he had when his 10-year-old son accompanied him to work one day. After [.].

2013 Trends and The Power of Women

Women on Business

Guest Post By: Andrea Simon, PhD., president of Simon Associates Management Consultants. Learn more about the author at the end of this post. in 2010.

3 Questions to Be an Entrepreneurial Leader

Linked 2 Leadership

So you have a business idea and are ready to start your journey as an emerging entrepreneur. To ensure you’re ready for the road ahead, you need to have the proper mindset. I feel there are three primary questions you must ask yourself (and answer) before you get started. Or, if you have already started [.].

Put on Your Mask First

Kevin Eikenberry

If you have flown very often, you will recognize the following. To start the flow of oxygen, pull the mask towards you.

What Does Respect Look Like?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton The Evolving Graphic This graphic is a revision of one originally published on April 27, 2011 and includes multiple changes based on reader feedback. It was created to help leaders visualize what respectful and ethical behavior looks like in organizations. The Respect Zones The Green Zone is the optimal behavior for [.].

Top 2013 Resolution for Business Women Should Be Saying No

Women on Business

She writes: “I work less and earn more. “I bet if you look hard enough, you will find some commitments that no longer serve you.

Leadership Success: The Culmination of Those Beside You

Linked 2 Leadership

I heard it said once that… “If you show me your friends, I’ll show you your future.” ” Really? When I heard this, I was doubtful because it sounded too ‘hokey’ and ridiculous that the people around you would have such an influence on one’s future state.

The Value of Asking ?Why?? | Thoughts for the Everyday Leader

Nathan Magnuson

It's one of my all-time favorite questions. I'm told I asked my parents, ?why?? over and over again as a kid and apparently I've never grown out of it. There's no quicker way to cut to the heart of what's most important, which

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The Gift of (Delighted) Customers

Kevin Eikenberry

So I am counting down to Christmas, helping all the leaders who read this by giving them short daily tasks that when done are translated into gifts for them and those they lead. All the details came on on 12/12/12 – here is that background and a list of the previously posted tasks/gifts. I’ve tried [.].

Recommended Resources – The Complete Executive

Strategy Driven

The Complete Executive : The 10-Step System for Great Leadership Performance. by Karen Wright. About the Book. Life plan. Relationships. Career plan.

The Top 5 Most Popular Leadership and Communication Blog Posts from 2012


With 2012 coming to an end, many of us begin to reflect on the days and months behind us. What’s worked? What hasn’t? Information vs. Communication.

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Tiptoe Through the Tulips No More

Mills Scofield

Well, last week’s post got some great responses. I can’t even fathom their pain and anguish. It truly is beyond comprehension.

Personal Faith Appears In the Face of Tragedy

Dave Bratcher

Where were you last Friday when you heard the news? The news of another school shooting…this time in Newtown, Connecticut.

Terrible Threes of Parenting: 7 Tips (Repost)

Ron Edmondson

(At the end of the year, I’m re-posting my most read posts of the year.). Perhaps you did also.My She has a three year old trying her patience.

Organizational Accountability Warning Flag 3 – Artificial Retainer Driven Complacency

Strategy Driven

“The wheel that does the squeaking is the one that gets the grease.” ” Josh Billings (1818 – 1885). American humorist. It’s a natural human tendency to seek the path of least resistance. The latter action erodes accountability. The text above is only a small portion of this article. Want to learn more? Additional Information.

Winter, Snow And Other Leadership Musings

The Leadership Advisor

We have had some incredible amounts of snow for the first couple of weeks here in Helsinki. Even the restaurants stay busy! What about you?

Your Business, Your Leadership

Women on Business

The past week has given me the opportunity to observe the management style of a district manager for a fairly well known retailer. How did it happen”?

12 Words of Encouragement for Pastors (Repost)

Ron Edmondson

(Sharing the year’s most popular posts.). I love pastors. Recently I had a pastor ask me for my “best advice” for other pastors. Don’t.

The Gift of Creativity

Kevin Eikenberry

I built this 12 day series on the theme of the 12 Days of Christmas (probably my least favorite Christmas song).