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Do You Have A Psychopathic Organization?

The Leadership Advisor

Before his untimely death, Heath Ledger put together an amazing performance as the Joker. We have developed a fascination with psychopathic behavior.

Visionary Leadership: the Critical Difference Between Vision and Goals

C-Level Strategies

I continue to meet leaders that confuse the concept of having a vision with setting goals. Visionary Leadership. I love to use Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Bad Culture Eats Good Vision

Ron Edmondson

Bad culture eats good vision… I don’t know who said it first. I’ve heard it several times. Repeating Your Vision Often.

Six Ways Leaders Can Support Team Success

Kevin Eikenberry

Since leaders lead others, usually in groups or teams, any conversation about effective leadership can’t go too far before beginning to discuss how leaders help their teams. People have spent their lives studying the dynamics of team interactions, how teams form and develop, and the skills needed for team members to be successful. When thought [.].

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The Rise Of Organizational Agnosticism

The Leadership Advisor

I used to spend hours upon hours chatting with my grandmother. One of the fondest memories I have of my youth actually. Leadership drives culture.

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When Doing It All Won't Do: A Self-Coaching Guide for Career Women

Coaching Tip

Fellow executive coach Barbara McEwen and I have authored a self-coaching book for career women that we will publish it next few days.

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Keep Learning


It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking there is nothing left to learn about leading others, particularly if you have been adept and successful at it. Leadership – like life – is a journey; you never arrive at the destination, particularly when it has sped up to the pace you deal with

The Tension Between Being Accessible and Being Available

Ron Edmondson

The larger the church gets the greater the tension I feel between being accessible and being available. I want to always be accessible.

Getting Beyond Maintenance Mode

Kevin Eikenberry

Have you ever felt like you were treading water, or maybe just floating? You are active, maybe even busy, and you are likely meeting all of your commitments, but you aren’t making any progress, not making any new progress. Several years ago my sister-in-law Kara stated this as being in maintenance mode. The description seemed [.].

What’s Your Leadership Debt Ceiling?

The Leadership Advisor

You can’t turn on a news channel or pick up a newspaper without being bombarded with something about the debt ceiling debate.

Information Overload and What You Can Do About It

Leading Blog

Knowledge workers think for a living to varying extents, depending on the job and situation, but there is little time for thought and reflection in the course of a typical day. Consider this: A 30-second interruption can result in as much as 5 minutes of recovery time. Even as dry as information tends to be, this is an absorbing book. or “Great!”

Developing a Discipleship Culture

Ron Edmondson

I had participated in a pilot coaching program Catalyst was conducting and this breakout talked about some of that experience. Is it inviting?

There’s No Room For Pessimists on the Road to Success

Kevin Eikenberry

A positive mental attitude or just “being positive&# is often cited as an important attribute of successful leaders and people. Here’s what a famous achiever, who overcame more than you or I will ever fathom had to say about it: “No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, [.].

Prescriptions for Two Common Management Weaknesses

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership Looking for a fast way to improve how you manage people? It’s likely that one of these skill sets feels more natural to you. Are you, by chance, avoiding the skills that feel less natural? Prescriptions for Two Common Management Weaknesses.

Leadership Clarity: Can They See You Now?

Linked 2 Leadership

Though it seems a clichéd notion improving your company culture starts at the top, you have to lead by example. Is what you say what they see? To make sure, just lead by example to improve your organizational culture. Be Somebody Real If you’re a leader who promotes a company culture of “do what I [.].

The Question I Ask When Receiving a Complaint or Criticism

Ron Edmondson

When I have complaints or criticism I ask a question: Is it individual or representative? Is it a personal issue or a public issue? What do you think?

Late Dr. C. K. Prahalad’s Business Wisdom


Gift of thoughts is the best gift we can receive. After my talk at Ahmedabad Management Association recently, I was gifted with a book titled “Purely Prahalad – Business Wisdom from Late Dr. C. Prahalad’s thoughts”. This book is compiled and edited by AMA’s team. It is a brilliant collection of useful gems.

How We As Leaders Give Our Leadership Power Away

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Best of Blogs Series Leadership Development Self Leadership Have you ever watched a football game on TV? Of course you have. Ever seen a really bad play that clearly did not go the way the Head Coach or the team had planned? All the time. What happens next? How We As Leaders Give Our Leadership Power Away.

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Be a Daniel Radcliffe not a Macaulay Culkin

Bud to Boss

As I watched the final installment of the Harry Potter saga last weekend, I was in awe. Think about it. Push yourself. In an interview with GQ U.K.

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One Secret to Me Accomplishing Much

Ron Edmondson

People ask all the time…How do you do everything you do? Be honest, do you need to exercise more regularly? Encouragement Life Plan

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Listening – A Lesson in What NOT to Do

Your Voice of Encouragement

I was just finishing up my third year of teaching 4th grade at an elementary school in Blacksburg. It had to do with listening. I was flabbergasted.

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Demonstrating the Entrepreneurial Spirit

Marshall Goldsmith

After the publication of one of my BusinessWeek articles, I received many passionate e-mails from parents and educators thanking me for writing the piece and sharing their beliefs in the importance of instilling the entrepreneurial spirit in young people. If you really love what you are doing, it all seems like fun!" Be creative. Don't count on it.

Top 10 Trust Killers

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development It’s so difficult to build trust and so easy to tear it down. Do you think about the various things others do that cause you to doubt? I wrote a post yesterday that ran on Smartblog on Leadership entitled 11 Ways to Build Trust Within Your Team. If you get a chance, check it out [.] Top 10 Trust Killers.

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My Advice When Pursuing a God-given Dream

Ron Edmondson

Related posts: Shai Agassi: Pursuing a Dream. One Piece of Advice for Want-To-Be Church Planters. 7 Pieces of Advice for Pastors.

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Make Strategy Execution An Advantage For Your Company

Six Disciplines

A survey conducted by the Cognos/Palladium Group, entitled " Making Strategy Execution a Competitive Advantage " included responses from 143 strategy-management professionals. Their most interesting findings? Most employers don't share company strategy. 95% of companies don't tell their employees what the strategy is.

Repeat It Until they Mock You – a Key Task of an Attentive Leader

First Friday Book Synopsis

“Until your people are mocking you, you’ve not repeated your message enough.” Verne Harnish, Mastering the Rockefeller Habits ——- Each semester, I handout copies of the full text of I Have a Dream, the great speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. I take a fresh copy myself, and I have us work through the speech, [.].

How To Make Two Key Contradictions of Leadership Work For You

Terry Starbucker

It’s the moment of truth. That moment when all of what you’ve put into your leadership comes to fruition. Not very bizarro after all!

Saying “That’s Nice” Is Never Enough for a Wife

Ron Edmondson

I was talking with a young man at church today. He’s been married a couple years and is still learning how to understand his wife, and more importantly, how to communicate with her. I think he actually thought I’d figured things out by now. Silly boy! His dilemma? He had an example: His wife got a new haircut. She wanted his response.

Blind Spots


Have any blind spots? How would you know? See the dilemma? If they’re truly blind spots, then you WOULDN’T know you had ‘em. You have ‘em. frontpage


Making The Impossible, Possible.

Ravi Pratap Singh

It wasn't impossible, but it sure was challenging. to find a name for the new awards we planned to initiate at C2. The Bingo!!!

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Give Constructive Feedback the Right Way

Your Voice of Encouragement

Have you ever have to deal with a situation like this? Sometimes they're afraid of an angry or defensive reaction. But that's not what usually happens.

Guest Post: Lessons Learned in Leading a Small Church

Ron Edmondson

I am frequently asked about leadership in smaller churches. When I write about team development, delegating, and church growth issues, many pastors of smaller churches wonder how it all relates to their situation. That’s why this guest post by Daniel Darling appealed to me. You can read his blog and follow him on Twitter or Facebook.

Five Reasons Why the Talent Leaves

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is a brief commentary from Berrett-Koehler, the publisher of a new book that I highly recommend.

Here comes the Bribe.

Chartered Management Institute

Despite government reassurances regarding the long-delayed Bribery Act, managers still should think twice about how they manage gifts and hospitality to and from their clients, says Alison Blackhurst. You are not watching this post, click to start watching