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7 Actions While Waiting on God

Ron Edmondson

During the waiting period, I find I need to increase my prayer and study time, preparing my heart to receive God’s instructions.

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Literary magazine published exclusively in audio form

Six Disciplines

Last fall we featured Underwood: Stories in Sound, a magazine that's produced twice a year on vinyl LPs, so we were particularly interested when we recently came across The Drum , a literary magazine that's also published exclusively in audio form. Subscription holders get access to everything for USD 25 per year. Website:

The Introvert’s Guide to Leadership

C-Level Strategies

I had never heard of this happening before, and raised it as a question for the Leadership Chat Community. I discovered I am an introvert.

Google's Project Oxygen

Coaching Tip

Google clearly hopes to recapture some of the nimbleness and innovative spirit of its early years. But the key question is: Will Project Oxygen help a grown-up Google get its start-up mojo back? They wanted to build better bosses. They correlated phrases, words, praise and complaints. Let the engineers do their stuff. And how do you do it ?”.

5 Ways to Rebuke a Friend

Ron Edmondson

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity. Proverbs 17:17. Wounds from a friend can be trusted… Proverbs 27:6.

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4 Ways Leaders Create Capacity

Ron Edmondson

More than likely you are simply an obstacle of all your team could accomplish if you got out of the way. Are you leading or are you in the way?

Learned Resilience

Tony Mayo

Study after study has shown that people who function well under stress share several core beliefs: see times of change and uncertainty not as dangerous but as exciting opportunities; focus on what they can do to improve a stressful situation, rather than growing helpless; and maintain a sense of commitment to the world around them, [.].

13 Bad Excuses for Letting Poor Performance Slide

Lead Change Blog

Is there ever a good reason for letting poor performance drag on? This post lists 13 excuses managers sometimes lean on to postpone or offload the responsibility for confronting bad behavior. Are these 13 reasons valid—or simply adult versions of “the dog ate my homework”? Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders.

Leadership: Not Rank But Results!


In organizations, I have seen people who are “designated” as leaders. I have seen many such designated leaders, who raised their game to meet the expectations that come along with leadership. They make an effort to learn about leadership, read books, blogs and consciously put those lessons in action. Leadership

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The Most Unusual Tweetup; And What it Means for Executives

C-Level Strategies

Much has been written and debated about the value of social media in a real-world context. And he did. How about you? I would be honored to hear it!

How Do Leaders Make Time for Social Media?

Linked 2 Leadership

You read every day about the importance of getting involved with Social Media – LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, blogging…the list can seem endless. If you haven’t already jumped on the bandwagon, you may be thinking this: “Who has time for that, with everything else I’m juggling at work?” It would be easy for an already-swamped [.].

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Five Steps For Leaders To Elevate Their Purpose

Lead Change Blog

I’ve read two different posts in the past few weeks that caused me to think about how we treat people in the workplace. The first was actually a series written by Chad Balthrop about the trap of Transactional Leadership. Sometimes, … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders.

Guidelines for Communication that Supports “Team”

Tony Mayo

Guidelines for Communication that Supports “Team” Speak for yourself about yourself. Starting sentences with “I” is a powerful shortcut to this skill. You can state facts, opinions, emotions, concerns, requests, suggestions—whatever—if and only if you take ownership of them. For Executives Teamwork

Beyond Words: 4 Great Tips For More Effective Speaking

Terry Starbucker

As leaders, we utter a lot of words, and in doing so, we trust that those who follow us will process them in just the way we intended. That can be quite difficult to do, given today’s short attention spans, and the usual times we do our talking. Take first thing in the morning, for example. They will fall flat. Pause for emphasis. Smile.

5 Leadership Lessons: The Velocity Manifesto

Leading Blog

In today’s high-velocity environment, Scott Klososky believes you need to understand how to guide your organization in the implementation and usage of technology—in short, how your organization “does” technology. [As Speed is our friend in almost every case. The thing you want to be these days is a “fast follower.”

Climbing the Ladder of Inference

You're Not the Boss of Me

The other day, while at the supermarket, I was reminded of how easy it is to make assumptions about people. He was very small. He looked at the can.

Becoming Visible

Lead Change Blog

“The most important decisions of our lives will require us to forsake invisibility and risk becoming visible. Whenever you choose to seize a divine moment, you move from the isolation of invisibility to the dangers of visibility in order to … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders.

Better Coaching

Marshall Goldsmith

In my work with leaders, I find that one common complaint of direct reports is that their leaders do a poor job of coaching. Yes, executives tend to be poor coaches. They often neglect to schedule coaching time, and some leaders fear that coaching will come across as negative, alienating direct reports. Where are we going? Where are you going?

CMI Risk Clinic

Chartered Management Institute

On Monday we are launching our annual business continuity management research to help kick start business continuity awareness week. To help launch the week we are running a live risk clinic where you can ask any of your business continuity related questions to our panel of experts.

Get smarter by asking “dumb” questions

Tony Mayo

Mine was the Depression generation of journalists. Many of the best people were not educated. When I went to London as a sportswriter, I didn’t even know the difference between the Baltic states and the Balkans. But I learned the advantage of the dumb-boy technique. I found that people love to talk about themselves. You [.].

Ray Kroc - Visionary Leadership

Orrin Woodward

The following is a portion of an article that will be posted in full on the TEAM site. Ray Kroc was a visionary leader who made an impact through his unyielding determination to finish what he started. What happened on Ray Kroc’s California boondoggle changed the course of franchising history. Main Page Leadership

Free Fridays: Money & Marriage Book by Matt Bell

Ron Edmondson

With this essential guide, couples avoid the pitfalls and place themselves on the path to financial success. Matt Chandler Will Never Be The Same.

Meet the finalists: Interview with Robert Halton

Chartered Management Institute

Today we meet Robert Halton, Board Member at Birmingham College of Law. Robert won the West Mids Chartered Manager of the Year gong.

Do You Lead Others Through Flattery or Praise?

Tanveer Naseer

Last week, Mike Myatt wrote an interesting post on the differences between flattery and praise. After reading his piece, I got to thinking about this subject in terms of how leaders communicate and guide their teams, and the impact these comments can have on their employees. Instead, offer them concrete ideas of what they did that mattered and how.

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Purpose-Driven Productivity

Lead Change Blog

A LeadChange “Best of Blogs&# post, originally shared on A woman and her small boy are walking down a cobblestone path in the sweltering summer sun. As they round the bend, they come upon three men on their knees, … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders.

Leadership Attention Deficit Disorder

The Leadership Advisor

The uprisings in the Middle East have captured our attention for some time. The suffering and loss in that region is truly saddening. What can we do?

Before Leonardo Da Vinci, the concept of “creativity” didn't exist

Coaching Tip

By Guest Author Michael J Gelb. Prior to the Renaissance, the notion of individuality didn’t exist, because the concept of individuality, as we now understand it, didn’t exist. Paintings, for example, remained unsigned, and painters, anonymous, because the individual was considered unimportant. So “Why Create?”. Michael J.

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5 Ways To Be Charming

Linked 2 Leadership

It’s impossible to change people’s minds unless you change their hearts, too. That means it takes more than shallow, fleeting relationships to get the job done. It comes down to this: in a world of mass media—more than ever—you must learn how to charm people. Charm is the power of pleasing or attracting others through [.].

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Thought Leaders Usually Aren’t

Lead Change Blog

Every now and then I read an article by so-called “thought leaders” that just leaves me wondering “do people really believe this stuff when they write it, or are they just so busy cranking out new content for the marketing … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders.

Leadership Q&A: Beyond the Mission Statement

Weekly Leader

Recently, sitting with a planning group, I asked them about their organization’s mission statement. Only one person in the group had a copy handy. It was a true description of the organization’s mission. The problem was that it was largely irrelevant to our planning work. Why is it that organizations can invest thousands of dollars [.]

17 Months from Start to Launch: The Story of One Church Plant

Ron Edmondson

We have had an incredible journey these last five years as a new church. God continues to amaze us. How does that compare to your church plant?

Women Leaders: Taking a Second Chance

Women on Business

Over 100 bright, creative women, mostly solopreneurs, mompreneurs, with a smattering of corporate women listened to Sandra talk about CASH. Women.

Why Google is Teaching Its Managers to Wash the Dishes

Next Level Blog

The New York Times recently ran an article about what Google has done lately to share the practices of its best managers throughout the company. Being Google, a bunch of statisticians started looking. Please click the headline to read the whole story. executive presence Leadership

You Need Self-Confidence to Think Big

Your Voice of Encouragement

Self-confidence has a huge impact on what you achieve in life. self-esteem Negative self-talk Encouragement Videos self-confidence