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On Disrupting Yourself


I created a series of sketch notes for Tiffani Bova’s “ What’s Next ” podcast where she meets brilliant people to discuss customer experience, growth and innovation. Tiffani Bova is a Global Customer Growth and Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce.

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Whatever Happened to Respect?

Kevin Eikenberry

Rude, indifferent, emotionally troubled, over-worked, and disengaged employees do more harm to your business and employee productivity than you can afford. As a manager, you deal with it all day, every day.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Rob Bell’s The Heretic

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article The Heretic is an original documentary about the former pastor of Mars Hill, Rob Bell. Rob Bell rose to fame in West Michigan as he began preaching at Mars Hill church and started a series of short films that were spiritual reflections on life.

Conducting a Public Product Launch? Hire an Event Planner

Women on Business

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link]. Women On Business Sponsors event planning new product product launch

Be More Inclusive – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

It’s inevitable that there will be “silos” in organizations – groups that operate individually and separately from the rest of the organization. And unfortunately, this can often lead to the “Them vs. Us” syndrome.

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7 Ways to Attract and Keep Younger Leaders

Ron Edmondson

I talk to pastors and leaders my age and older who want to see a new generation of leaders on their team. They claim to love investing in younger leaders. They recognize the huge need in churches and organizations. Our future depends upon doing so.

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Massive Failures? What Great Leaders Do Next

Let's Grow Leaders

What do you do when you’ve screwed up and everyone knows it? Your failures weren’t just mistakes in judgment…you let yourself down. You didn’t keep your commitment. You hurt people you are supposed to help. Your team looks at you with disappointment. […].

Managing Personal Relationships In The Workplace

Joseph Lalonde

Relationships Matter While your family relationships may be the most important relationships in your life, your relationships with those you work with almost become equally important. Especially when you consider you may spend more time with your coworkers than you do with your wife or children.

What You Should Consider When Hiring Your First Employee

Strategy Driven

When you own a small business, you’d expect that over time it’ll start to grow. As it grows there’ll be more tasks to deal with and not enough resources for it. Help will be needed to manage your build up of tasks, in which case it might be worth considering hiring your first employee.

How to Lead with the Power of Humility

Leadership Freak

The seductions of arrogance wreck leaders, demoralize teams, and destroy organizations. The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is arrogance.” Attributed to Albert Einstein.) Everything good in leadership begins with humility. Subtleties of… Continue reading → Humility Leadership Development organizational success

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5 Dangers of Fast Growth and What to Do About It

Ron Edmondson

I have been blessed to witness what I consider extremely fast growth in several churches, since entering full-time vocational ministry. In church planting and church revitalization we have seen hundreds come to faith in Christ or reconnect with the church.

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Frontline Festival: Best Practices in Project Management and Project Planning

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival on project management and planning. We’ve been doing a lot of work with project managers and their teams in our corporate work as well as speaking at a number of Project Management Institute conferences and […].

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Finding the Best Business Property for You

Strategy Driven

A new business property can be one of the biggest commitments that you can make as a business owner. It is also, at its heart, a difficult thing to make a decision on as there are a lot of different elements involved. Especially if you have never owned a business property or rented one before.

Dear Dan: What’s Your Take on Humor in Leadership

Leadership Freak

Dear Dan, I follow, and love, your leadership thoughts. I would be interested in seeing your take on humor and its role or value in leadership. Sincerely, Curious Dear Curious, Thanks for the… Continue reading → Courage Personal Growth courageous leaders Growth Leadership Development

The Leader’s Triple-A Club: How to Navigate the Hazardous Highways of Leadership

RapidStart Leadership

Not long ago, my son called me from Oregon. He was driving some friends to the airport when his car suddenly quit and wouldn’t restart. Beyond attempting to diagnose the problem over the phone, there was little I could do to help from where I was in Minnesota.

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How a Simple Mantra Can Improve Your Leadership

Next Level Blog

One of the things I love about leading our Next Level Leadership® group coaching program is hearing leaders’ stories about how they’re following through on their most important development opportunities. As I’ve written here before, when they’re mapping out how to follow through, I always encourage them to look for repeatable actions that are relatively easy to do and likely to make a difference.

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Brand Identity: 5 Basic Steps You Need to Cover

Strategy Driven

McDonalds, Nike, Dominos Pizza, Chanel… What do these four have in common? Powerful brand identity. Because, chances are, you’ve heard of most of them, and there’s reason why. Just how powerful the brand?

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The Seductions of Arrogance Compound the Elusiveness of Humility

Leadership Freak

I write so frequently about humility because it eludes me. “In In reality, there is, perhaps, no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride.” Benjamin Franklin If you don’t grapple… Continue reading → Humility Personal Growth arrogance Leadership Development

Burn the Business Plan

Leading Blog

I F YOU ARE THINKING of starting a business—and apparently nine million Americans are currently thinking about it and only about 500,000 actually do each year—you will want to read Burn the Business Plan by Carl Schramm.

Ethical Leaders Don’t Put the Brakes on Learning

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton When leaders stop learning, they generate friction. Professionals who work with a leader who has "put the brakes on learning" are likely to experience conflict and dissatisfaction. A leader's failure to learn starts a chain reaction that harms individuals and teams. . Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking 7 Lenses define ethical ethical business leadership ethical leader

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Bock's Assignments


Wally Bock has issued his Weekend Leadership Reading Assignments

How to Decide if a Franchise is Right for You

Strategy Driven

Many entrepreneurs wish to start a business based on an idea they have that they believe fills a gap in the market – or creates a new market. However, in many cases, you might wish to start a business but lack a viable opportunity in your location. This is where franchises come in.

Leadership Small Groups are Key to Culture Change

Leadership Freak

Book giveaway!! 20 complimentary copies available. Leave a comment on this guest post by Art Barter to become eligible to win one of TWENTY complimentary copies of “The Art of Servant Leadership II: How You… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Culture

Toot Your Own Horn

Career Advancement

“If you don’t toot your own horn, don’t complain that there’s no music.”. Guy Kawasaki~. Janet Asks: I feel like my accomplishments go unnoticed at work and I’m not comfortable bringing them up.

Intergenerational Leadership Begins with Us: We Have More in Common Than We Thought

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Mark H. Fowler & Noal McDonald: Leadership is a complex idea: one that is not consistently easy to wrap our minds around. We know good leadership when we see it. Most of us have experienced great leaders somewhere in our lives. It could have been at work, in school, on the athletic field or with a group of friends. If we think of what these experiences have in common, we might think of this quote by Harold Koontz and Cyril O’Donnell: “Leadership molds individuals into a team.”

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Nicholas Bate is a Beatle and Abbey Road is their best album


Implementing An Effective eCommerce Strategy: A Guide

Strategy Driven

You’ve done your research and decided that going branching out onto the worldwide web is the best decision for your business. But how do you actually go about implementing that?

The Choice That Makes You a Leader

Leadership Freak

Obsession with others is avoidance. I have many conversations with leaders. Sometimes those conversations begin by talking about disappointment in teammates or higher ups. It’s necessary to talk through frustrations. But conversations can’t… Continue reading → Accountability Criticism Marks of leaders Taking others higher Leadership Development

5 Common Objections to Change – And 5 Ways to Lead Through Them

Ron Edmondson

One of the biggest, yet seemingly smallest, changes we have made in church revitalization was switching our service times. It seemed so simple, yet I was pulled aside and told several times it would be the last change I made in the church. The word was some of the seniors, who primarily attended the later service, had made so many changes they weren’t doing this one. And they were apparently extremely serious about it – at least some of them.

See the Big Picture to Succeed as a CEO

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Professor M.S.Rao , Ph.D.: “To To be a champion, I think you have to see the big picture. It’s not about winning and losing; it’s about every day hard work and about thriving on a challenge. It’s about embracing the pain that you’ll experience at the end of a race and not being afraid. I think people think too hard and get afraid of a certain challenge.” Summer Sanders CEOs must see the upcoming organizational challenges from multiple perspectives with a big picture.

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This poem by Rick Georges (FutureLawyer) goes way beyond the beach


Every Strategy Is Different

Strategy Driven

Just like no two fingerprints are the same, no two businesses will be identical. There may only be minor differences, but these can make a big difference when it comes to planning a marketing strategy.