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The Art of the Tough Conversation: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival on the art of the tough conversation. We asked thought leaders from around the world to share their very best post on this topic. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic […].

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7 Suggestions for Parenting Adult Children

Ron Edmondson

I was talking to another dad. We were comparing notes. Both of us are empty nesters. We equally recognized that being the parent of adult children is sometimes more difficult than when the children are still at home. That’s hard for some parents with teenage children to believe, isn’t it?

Effective Public Speaking - Part 1

Chris Brady

The following excerpt was taken from SPLASH! A Leader's Guide to Effective Public Speaking. Foreword written by Chris Brady] I sat in my little metal folding chair absolutely petrified. My hands. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Amazon Affiliate Marketing Business Review To Help Your Business Thrive

Strategy Driven

Starting a business is not an easy feat. When you’re still new in the business arena, you have to carefully think about what to offer to your customers and promote them in marketing mediums which are convenient for them. This will demand a lot of decision-making and resources from you.

What’s the Difference Between Manager and Leader, and Why Does It Matter?

RapidStart Leadership

Why should we care about the difference between manager and leader? I was having coffee with a new friend last week. He had been recently promoted to his first supervisory position.

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4 Questions Every Leader Should Ask To Be Successful

Tanveer Naseer

One of the common concerns most leaders have revolves around employee engagement. Of how to encourage employees to be fully committed to the organization’s vision and long-term goals. Without question, this is a critical factor to an organization’s success and long-term growth.

Treat People as They Are – Not as You Are

Leadership Freak

It’s frustrating to expect people to be like you when they are like them. Understanding and accepting people is leadership’s missed opportunity. Don’t be so busy with goals and plans that you forget… Continue reading → Personal Growth Success Taking others higher Growth Leadership Development organizational success

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10 Ways To Be A Great Non-Profit Board Member

Ron Edmondson

I believe in public service and giving back to the community. While I was in the business world, serving in an elected office, and now in ministry I have continued to volunteer in the community in which I live. I believe it’s truly the best way to be a Kingdom-builder.

Essential Ingredients Every Business Needs

Strategy Driven

Unfortunately, you can’t simply launch a company and expect business to be booming overnight. There’s a framework you need to put in place, and essential ingredients you’ll want to include that will help you succeed and get through the rough times.

Update: The Execupundit Batch of Leadership and Management Books

Execupundit

[Photo by Us Wah at Unsplash] I have no doubt that the list has omitted some great books. Arbinger Institute, The. Leadership and Self-Deception. Aurelius, Marcus, Meditations. Barnes, John A. Ulysses S. Grant on Leadership: Executive Lessons from the Front Lines. Bate, Nicholas. Instant MBA.

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It’s All About Your Focus

Joseph Lalonde

The Disciplined Leader Series Becoming a disciplined leader is not for the faint of heart. A disciplined leader knows being disciplined is a choice. He also knows being disciplined is more than a choice. Leaders who are truly disciplined in their thoughts, actions, and life go the next step.

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16 Signs You’re a Toxic Leader

Leadership Freak

The trouble with toxic leaders is they’re deadly and don’t know it. But if the truth be told, every leader smells at least a little. Every time toxicity gets its way, organizations lose.… … Continue reading → Leading Personal Growth Success weaknesses Leadership Development leadership success organizational success

How To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobson

From Jay Miletsky's book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. In tense situations choose positive responses by maintaining perspective and getting along well with others.

Stunning Strategies to Help Your Business Ace Health & Safety

Strategy Driven

Health and safety needs to be a primary concern for any business in the world. If you don’t have the right health and safety mandates in place, you are going to suffer as a business.

Stop Feeling Guilty about It

Execupundit

[Photo by Mark Adriane at Unsplash] Art Markman at Harvard Business Review notes we're never going to get "caught up" at work

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ant-Man And The Wasp

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly return in the 20th Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Ant-Man And The Wasp.

A Getting It Wrong Plan

Leadership Freak

I came across a pony-tailed biker-type guy with a long scruffy beard in a cigar shop. He was a retired union pipefitter that had traveled the country welding pipes in nuclear power plants.… … Continue reading → Failure Personal Growth Solutions Growth Leadership Development leadership success

Optimistic People

Career Advancement

“Optimism is the foundation of courage.”. Nicholas M. Butler~. Sandra sighed in annoyance when Carlos, her coworker, who bounced into the office humming an upbeat tune. Their team had just lost a major client, and he seemed clueless about how that might affect the company.

Leadership Inspirations – Committees

Strategy Driven

“What is a committee? A group of the unwilling, picked from the unfit, to do the unnecessary.” ” Richard Long Harkness (1907 – 1977). Washington Correspondent for NBC and The Philadelphia Inquirer. You just finished reading Leadership Inspirations - Committees !

Bock's Assignments

Execupundit

Wally Bock has posted leadership reading assignments for the weekend. Always good stuff

Being A Disciplined Leader Is A Choice

Joseph Lalonde

The Disciplined Leader Series When you think of becoming a disciplined leader, what do you think about? Do you think about the effort and energy it takes to become disciplined? Do you think about changing your thoughts and actions?

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You Judge Others by the Stories You Tell Yourself About Them

Leadership Freak

The story you tell yourself feels true even when it’s false. We all judge. You help people be themselves when you judge them by who they are, not the story in your head.… … Continue reading → Leading

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Generation Z: The Next Generation to Enter the Workforce

Chart Your Course

The oldest members of Generation Z (b. 1996-2012) are now in college and beginning to enter the workforce. While they share some of the values and views of Millennials, they are also distinct in many ways. Gen Z grew up in a post-9/11 world and experienced an economic recession.

Why I Don’t Always Give People an Answer

Ron Edmondson

I have a theory, which I practice often. I’ve been using it for many years – as a leader, father, a friend, and a pastor. It’s not always what people come looking to me for, but I think it’s the best practice. I don’t always give people answers. As a pastor, people came to me for answers. As a dad, my boys, now grown, often still come to me for answers. As a friend, people come to me for answers. As a counselor, people came to me for answers.

Neighborhood House Names

Execupundit

There's a house in our neighborhood that we refer to as "the Goldstein house." Although the Goldsteins have not lived in the house for years, that house, like a few other houses near us, continues to carry the name of the previous owner. Or, in some cases, the previous previous previous owner.

Courage: 5 Ways to Show Up Stronger (Even When You’re Scared)

Let's Grow Leaders

Have you ever wanted to take a stand, but kept quiet? Have you had a moment of bravery you found hard to explain? Where does courage come from? A Courageous Guest Post from Selvia of Glowstone Peak Karin and David asked me to share […]. The post Courage: 5 Ways to Show Up Stronger (Even When You’re Scared) appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Glowstone Peak Winning Well bravery courage developing leadership in children glowstone peak

Who to Encourage and Who to Kick in the Pants

Leadership Freak

Experienced leaders benefit most from tough feedback, as long as they’re committed to growth. Novices need encouraging feedback. Negative feedback: Suppose you’ve been working on running great meetings for years and you’re committed… Continue reading → Feedback

Closing the Gap: How to Get Coaching

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Michael Bungay Stanier: Over the last few years, the leadership world has begun to understand the importance of coaching in the workplace. But what has that really translated to? Some companies went about implementing coaching by bringing in an executive coach to help develop thei r employees.

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Ways To Engage Employees

Coaching Tip

Employee engagement has been consistently cited as a top and growing priority by CEO's, managers, and human resources leaders across the country. Yet, statistics over the past two decades continuously show that over two-thirds of all employees are "disengaged" at work. Industry has been obsessed with measuring employee engagement," asserts author Dr. Bob Nelson. It's time to now focus on the behaviors that truly impact employee engagement, and not just the scores that measure it.".

Another Knife Fight with the Skin Doc

Execupundit

Fun in the sun I have a pressure bandage on my forehead that is. well, exerting pressure. I get to replace it around noon. The stitches will be removed in a week. I look like Herman Munster on a bad day.

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Five Steps for Business Alignment

Lead Change Blog

As we continue to explore the business alignment steps I listed in my June Lead Change Group column ( Leadership Requires Healthy Relationships with Feedback ), we’re moving from Confronting Reality to Starting on the Inside. For any real change, you start at your core.

One Foolish Conversation And Three Keys to Skillful Conversation

Leadership Freak

One foolish conversation can pollute an entire team. If we understood the pervasive power of conversations, we’d open our mouths with greater care. We’ve all tried to make things better, only to make… Continue reading → Communication

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Why Self-Leadership Should be Focused on Others

Michael Lee Stallard

It’s ironic that successful self-leadership has more to do with others and less to do with self. In an article I recently shared with the Luminate community , I outline three important lessons about self-leadership that I’ve learned throughout my personal life and professional career.

What is Meaningful Leadership? (Part 1)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton In this 5-part "What is Meaningful Leadership?" series, we'll look at 5 different aspects of meaningful leadership, each one revealing opportunities for leader awareness and growth. In Part 1, we'll look at the importance of creating meaningful work settings. Ethical Leader Ethical Organization CSR ethical leadership Leadership meaning positive leadership whqat is good leadership