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Active Listening: the Key to Leadership Success

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Richard Lindenmuth: Leaders are often thought of as the individual undertaking the most personal risk.

Refining the Plan: Hamburgers on the Tennis Court?

RapidStart Leadership

How do you know if your plan will work? Having a solid plan is one thing; knowing that it will work is something entirely different.

7 Qualities of an Easy to Follow Leader

Ron Edmondson

Are you easy to follow as a leader? I might ask – are you followable? Followable may not be a Scrabble approved word – or even a word, but the application and the intent of the word is huge. A followable leader has people who want to follow. See how elementary I can be?

Three Ways To Make a Difference Today

Leadership Freak

Fuel, manage, and monitor energy, first your own, then others. You can’t get there with an empty tank. It’s not flashy, but in order to fuel energy in others you need to… Continue reading → Purpose Strengths Leadership Leadership Development

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5 Proven Steps to Start a Successful Franchise Business

Women on Business

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What an open dialog requires of you

Aspire-CS

Photo credit: 123RF. There are times when a you as a leader will need to have an open dialog with an individual, group or team. This might be so that you can get others’ input, thoughts or opinions. It isn’t about pushing your ideas on others, it’s about drawing theirs out.

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What You Need to Know Before Starting Your Business

Women on Business

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Excellence Often Comes With Quirks

Ron Edmondson

I heard of a very well known band who demanded Skittles and M&M’s in their dressing room prior to the show, but there was always one color, which had to be removed. The color consistently changed.

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178: How to Succeed at Work/Life Balance (Without Going Crazy)

Engaging Leader

Imagine life is a game where you are juggling five balls. Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls — family, health, friends, integrity — are made of glass. James Patterson The first secret to work/life balance is recognizing that it’s not about balance.

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MFG of South Dakota: Trying To Do Some Good in the World

N2Growth Blog

MFG of South Dakota is a subsidiary of the Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG), a leader in the field of reinforced plastics and composites, serving diverse markets with a variety of composite material systems and processes.

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Defusing the Advocacy Culture

Execupundit

[Photo by Ahmed Zayan at Unsplash] There are days when it seems as if political discourse has been infected by the tactics of a sleazy lawyer.

Firing With Compassion: How Do I Fire Someone and Still Win Well?

Let's Grow Leaders

Managers often have to fire people, but there is a huge difference between managers who do it well and those who make it a terrible, humiliating experience. Firing someone is one of the most difficult things most managers will ever do. Even […].

Don’t Forget To Take Care Of Yourself

Joseph Lalonde

The day started off like a normal day or so it seemed. I awoke to my alarm going off. From there, I got dressed, grabbed a quick bite to eat, and spent a relaxing day with Lok. I also tossed in a quick workout on the elliptical. However, partway through the day, I started to feel groggy.

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Shift from Managing Your Business to Growing It

Women on Business

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10 Tips That Make Complex Leadership Ideas Really Simple

N2Growth Blog

Like many Inc.com columnists, I am a consultant and business author. I’ve written five books over the past 25 years and am proud of all of them. My latest, It’s Good To Be King , has done well probably because it simplified what many make complex: leadership principles.

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Being Fully Alive

Execupundit

[Photo by Pandu Agus Wismoyo at Unsplash] The fact to which we have got to cling, as to a lifebelt, is that it is possible to be a normal decent person and yet to be fully alive. George Orwell

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What Neuroscience Reveals About Creating Better Leaders In Today’s Organizations

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece from my friend, author and Forbes columnist, David Amerland.

One Strategy to Pop the Cork on Stress

Leadership Freak

It’s great to have someone show interest in you. A friend, Richard Croad from New Zealand, just asked about highlights I have experienced over the last couple years. Lot’s of things highlights come to… Continue reading → Fear Insecurity Optimism Personal Growth Power Stress Growth Leadership Development

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14 Ways to Make People Feel Important

RapidStart Leadership

She started her own business late in life and turned it into a multi-million dollar enterprise. She donated millions to worthy causes. She was once named the most outstanding business woman of the 20th century.

Why a Company Blog Should be Incorporated into Your Marketing Strategy

Strategy Driven

As a business owner, you’re open to any and all tips to aid in the growth of your business. But, if you haven’t started your company blog yet, you may want to reevaluate your marketing strategy.

Belaying Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

Whenever I think of winters in Michigan, I think of the great times I’ve had ice climbing. From the guys to the weather to the climbing, everything falls into place perfectly. We leave early in the morning and drive for hours. We arrive at our cabin and unpack.

How To Be A Trusted Executive

Eric Jacobson

Perhaps now more than ever it's time for the book by John Blakey called, The Trusted Executive: Nine Leadership Habits That Inspire Results, Relationships, and Reputation.

Jim Collins: Stung by a Life-Changing Comment

Leadership Freak

It was 1988. Jim Collins was a first year faculty at Stanford. Jim writes, “… I sought out Professor John Gardner for guidance on how I might become a better teacher. Gardner, former… Continue reading → Courage Feedback Humility courageous leaders Growth Leadership Development

Employee & Manager Relationship

Career Advancement

Achieving the highest possible return on human capital must be every manager’s goal. Brian Tracy~. Sebastian asks: As a new manager, I see that building relationships with my employees is way different than with coworkers.

Your Problem

Execupundit

[Photo by Caroline Hernandez at Unsplash] You know what your problem is, it's that you haven't seen enough movies - all of life's riddles are answered in the movies. Steve Martin

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Educating Your Audience: The New Way to Build an Audience

Women on Business

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Leadership Inspirations – Advertising

Strategy Driven

“When business is good it pays to advertise, when it is bad you have got to advertise.” ” Red Auerbach (1917 – 2006). Hall of Fame Basketball Coach of the Washington Capitols, Tri-Cities Blackhawks and Boston Celtics.

How to Make Meaningful Change

Leadership Freak

It takes no courage to stand aloof and complain. Do you wish to lead? Change something. #1. Accept the messy. Acceptance isn’t approval. “The first step toward change is awareness. The second step… Continue reading → Change Leadership Development Leadership

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My Father’s Business

Leading Blog

T HE DOLLAR GENERAL CORPORATION began in 1939 as J. Turner and Son in in Scottsville, Kentucky by James Luther Turner and Cal Turner. Scottsville was a small town of only 2,000 people and 60-miles south of Nashville. Not a great place to build a retail business.

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While Researching Family History

Execupundit

Photo showing a German Me410 fighter just off the wing of an American B-17 bomber of the U.S. 388th Bomber Group during World War II. My uncle Rensler Pomeroy was a navigator with that group

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You Can Offer Equal Pay in the Workplace

Women on Business

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If We Know HOW To Be Happy, How Come We Still Can’t BE Happy?

Terry Starbucker

Picture this… You are a researcher, looking over one of the most comprehensive long-term studies of human behavior. You spend 42 years with nearly 270 men, studying their lives.

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When to Give a Second Chance and When to Draw the Line

Leadership Freak

I give second chances reluctantly. I don’t want you on my team if you don’t work hard and bring your best. Drifters, excuse-makers, and blamers freak me out. They don’t deserve second chances.… … Continue reading → compassion Humility Leading Marks of leaders Success Taking others higher Growth Leadership Development organizational success

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How to Encourage Teens to Get Jobs and Save Their Own Money

Strategy Driven

Instead of allowing your kiddo to laze around the house this summer, encourage your teen to get a job and save their own money instead. How so? Here are a few methods for talking your teen into taking on responsibilities and making their own cash this summer.