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Starting Points: 6 Important Reminders For The First-Time Leader

Terry Starbucker

It was 1987 - I had just arrived in Los Angeles to start my new job as the VP of Operations for a cable TV company. That’s really the key.

The 12 (Leadership) Days of Christmas

Kevin Eikenberry

Today is the last of the “triple days” (i.e. 12/12/12) we will see for about ten years (2/2/22 is next I think). Hard to realize that when one has happened every year for the past number of years… and we are now entering the Christmas season as well. Putting those things together, and borrowing the [.].

Are You Managing Penguins or Polar Bears?

Great Leadership By Dan

"Leadership is about managing energy, first in yourself and then in those around you.". Professor James Clawson , author of Level Three Leadership.

Employee Engagement –It’s Not About Them, It’s About You

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Guest post by David O’Brien. Ray was quite frustrated with his team and their apparent lack of engagement. Assess your leadership.

Life In A High-Performing Company – An Insider View

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest post by Mark Royal from The Hay Group. What is it like to work for a high performing company? Hay Group’s High Performing Companies Norm provides an insider view. Our High Performing Companies Norm is based on survey data gathered from employees working in approximately 40 companies that are financial performance leaders.

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Leadership: Seeing and Looking at Things in Different Ways

Linked 2 Leadership

Spiritual leaders must train themselves to see and to look at things in a different way. If we don’t then we can certainly expect the same problems to keep coming back to haunt us. Seeing Things Differently We are surrounded with leaders who cannot come up with new answers to every more complicated issues. They [.].

It's not High School Anymore Guys!

Mills Scofield

It seems I’m spending more and more time in high school these days. No, not my kids’ school, the business 21 - Sheesh! by Jess Esch world.



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The Leader’s Pocket Guide

Leading Blog

What I like most about the work of John Baldoni is that it is very practical. His advice is relatable, practical, and gets to the core if the issue. In article after article, book after book, he hits the nail on the head. The Leader’s Pocket Guide is the next best thing to having John as your own personal coach. Victor Frankel. Lead Your Boss.

Leadership Role: It’s Not Rocket Surgery

Linked 2 Leadership

Have you ever heard a leader say something like this: “Wow, it would be a great idea if we held our people accountable for….?” Well for me, the first question I ask is this: “Do you hold yourself accountable for….”? Practice What You Preach As leaders, we must always understand that we have the responsibility to [.].

The Traits That Make RG III a Leader

Next Level Blog

Given my history on this blog, I never thought I’d write anything positive about anything to do with the Washington Redskins.

Build Your Brand by Promoting Yourself

Women on Business

Marketing – all companies do it. As self employed women it is easy to forget how important it is to market yourself. Press Releases. Webinar.

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An Organizational Growth Cap Theory

Ron Edmondson

When I consider companies like Apple, Facebook, Google and Amazon, the one constant I think of is change. How close do you think I got to their list?

The Source of Leadership Power You Must Unearth and Unleash

C-Level Strategies

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love. ” Do you want to know why?

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How To Build An Effective Corporate Culture

Eric Jacobson

Fortunately, most of my career I’ve worked in effective corporate cultures. That blend worked best when the mix included virtually all A-players. •

How to Diagnose and Cure Job Burnout

Women on Business

NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE: Are you stricken with job burnout? First, you need to know how to recognize when you’ve fallen victim to job burnout.

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Employee Turnover: Are Your Managers Running for the Door?

Management is a Journey

An improving economy brings a changing dynamic in the workplace. The talent begins to run for the door to seek other employment opportunities.

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The Perfect Day

CEO Blog

I am having Blogger stress - the stressed caused by not blogging for a while. One way to create a good life (nothing is ever perfect) is to think about your perfect day. So this morning, I am writing down the components of a perfect day. And at my stage, there is no reason I should not have more perfect days or days that are more perfect.

NOISE Analysis, an alternative to SWOT. Strategic Planning

Create Learning

Having a solid strategic plan will allow your company and team to flourish and accomplish needed results. NOISE analysis is that format. Needs. Needs.


Causes of the Business Leadership Gender Gap Are Different According to Men and Women

Women on Business

However, the differences might surprise you. “I am totally turned around,” the VP who headed up the division later admitted to me.

4 Leadership Lessons from Dr. Condoleezza Rice

Dave Bratcher

Have you ever been in the presence of “class”? Have you ever been captivated by a speaker? What an amazing evening it was.

Competition vs. Collaboration for Better Team Performance

Great Results Team Building

The activity may sound familiar - it is called “arm wrestling.”. The pairs with better team performance are the ones that work together.

Husbands: 7 Gift Suggestions for Your Wife

Ron Edmondson

I know I’m talking to some men who haven’t even thought about what you’ll get your wife for Christmas yet. Right? I understand.

Is Leadership A Position

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Ashley was excited. Her degree wasn’t even hanging on the wall yet. One last trip before getting a real job.

How to Harness the Power of Our Visual Minds

Kevin Eikenberry

I often do the following exercise with groups (you can try it after you read it, but I’m not sure it will translate perfectly in writing).

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Metrics That Matter Most for 2013 (Free One Page PDF)

Rajesh Setty

Note : I created this checklist a couple of years ago and it has served me well. No changes on the checklist except the dates. and the list goes on.

On Leadership, Simplicity and Getting Results

Linked 2 Leadership

In this ever-increasing age of complexity, there is within each of us a heart of desire for the simple. Certainly we look for ways to make our lives easier. But easier and simpler do not always equate. Easy is Not Simple Just because we find something easy to do does not make it a simple [.].

The pull of the whisper

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Self Leadership Challenge my mind. Intrigue me. Pique my curiosity. Move me. Make me laugh. On some (too many!) I was bombarded with [.].

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Overcoming Change Resistance

Business Learning Coach

By Jim Grinnell, Ph.D. The underlying argument is that effective planning a priori is the key to mitigating resistance. Organizational Change

The 5 Levers of Employee Engagement

Create Learning

The 5 Levers of Employee Engagement. By Michael Cardus. for a pdf of this article. The need for employees to be engaged in their work has increased.

The Two Types of People in the World

Leadership Freak

There are two types of people in the world, dreamers and doers. Lazy dreamers are useless. Avoid them. The way to matter is doing what matters. Dreamless doers are anchors. Reject them. The way to matter is pursing dreams. Dreamers: Look down on doers. They’re narrow. Define ideas. Start things. Dreamers – Oh! Look [.].

Another Characteristic of Leaders with Long-term Success

Ron Edmondson

Endurance. I previously wrote “ One Secret of Leaders with Long-Term Success “ I still believe that’s a powerful part of leadership.

The Problem with Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Let's Grow Leaders

Joe (not his real name) began the team meeting by covering the team’s scorecard and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). ”Great work on your sales KPIs, we’re in the top-tier across the board. We are so close to beating Sharon’s district. If everyone just sold one more today, I think we can do it! Also, we [.]

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Leadership Effectiveness: Living Passion and Persistence in My Work

Linked 2 Leadership

This Fall, my speaking schedule ended in Jacksonville, Florida. Coming into Labor Day weekend, it seemed like a perfect time to hold up at the beach for some much needed R & R. My wife Mary and I are sitting on our balcony with a good ocean breeze, looking out at the Atlantic Ocean, listening [.].