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Win the Heart: The Four Cornerstones You Need to Build Engagement

Leading Blog

E NGAGEMENT HAS BECOME the Holy Grail of business—highly desired but hard to get. There are a number of moving parts, and it’s hard to get them all aligned. Mark Miller says that “for many organizations, engagement is the final battle to becoming a high-performance organization.”

Leading Without An Education

Joseph Lalonde

Leadership doesn’t require you to obtain a college degree or formal education. There are many leaders who never completed college. Some never completed grade school. This is great news for those leaders who either dropped out of school or chose a different education path.

Are Our Souls on Treadmills??

Mills Scofield

This academic year the cost of putting kids on treadmills from Pre-K onward is slapping me in the face through the students I mentor. I’ve seen students’ stress, anxiety and depression increasing over the past few years but not with the exponential leap I’ve seen this year.

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Why Your Lack Of Education May Be Your Biggest Leadership Strength

Joseph Lalonde

While many potential and current leaders see a lack of education as a weakness, I believe your lack of education can be your biggest strength. You might be surprised for the reasons. Yet, when I’m finished, I think you’ll agree. You don’t have to be formally educated to lead.

The Politics of Promotion

Lead Change Blog

Although being savvy about office politics is important for both genders, unconscious bias and stereotypes create special challenges for women. Many women focus on performance, thinking that good work garners promotion.

For the Pastor Who May Be Suffering From Burnout

Ron Edmondson

Pastor burnout is a common problem in the church today. I hear from pastors on a regular basis facing the stress of ministry. One thing I am pushing us to address at Leadership Network is this issue of burnout; including the more severe issues of mental health and depression.

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Creating a Communication Cadence

Kevin Eikenberry

As leaders, we must always be thinking about when and how and what we communicate with our team members. Finding our way here is critical to our short and long-term success as a leader.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Captive State

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Captive State, directed by Rupert Wyatt, is a science fiction movie set in Chicago 10 years after an alien occupation. The citizens of Chicago (and the world) are following orders from their alien overlords. This soon begins to change as a Resistance rises up once more.

Business Wisdom Learned From Bomb Squad Experts And Their Commanders

General Leadership

GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”

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Two Types of Creative’s That Bring Success to a Team

Ron Edmondson

There are two types of creatives I love to have on teams I lead. Sometimes I think we recognize the first one, but fail to appreciate the second type. Creative at shaping the vision. These people help us see where we need to go in the future. They are thought leaders and trend setters.

What if critical feedback could transform your leadership?

Aspire-CS

Photo credit 123RF. The feedback the leaders I work with is almost always well balanced between the positive and the critical. Yet its common for them to get most emotional over what they view as the negative comments.

How Big Companies Can (and do) Innovate Like a Start-Up

Leading Blog

T HE INNOVATION WE PRIZE at successful start-ups is a mindset that is brought into the start-up and not necessarily the inherent quality of every start-up. Innovation isn’t something that just happens; we create the conditions for it. Big organizations can innovate like small start-ups.

Becoming An Educated Leader

Joseph Lalonde

Through the uneducated leader series, you might have begun to realize it’s okay to become a leader without a formal education. There are plenty of leaders who have or are leading without a college degree. On might even be one of those.

The Leader as Gardener

Lead Change Blog

“Well-oiled machine.” ” For most of the time I’ve been in business, that was the metaphor for organizations. Leaders designed machines. Other leaders operated machines. And the machines themselves? Well, they were made up of interchangeable parts. If a part broke or if a part wore out, all you had to do was replace it with another part. That metaphor comes from the early Industrial Age. It made sense then, but it makes little sense now.

7 Suggestions for Navigating Change When Standing in Muddy Water

Ron Edmondson

Have you ever navigated change through muddy water? What I mean is have you ever had to lead change when no one knew for sure what change was needed? Or have you had to lead change when there wasn’t clear agreement on where the organization needs to go?

3 Ways to Keep Consumers on Your Website for Longer

Strategy Driven

As a modern-day business owner, you know just how important it is to have a website that attracts traffic. Attracting visitors to your site is, however, only half the battle.

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Leading Views: Entrepreneurs Are the Heroes of Creative Destruction

Leading Blog

Capitalism in America by Alan Greenspan and Adrian Wooldridge is an accessible history of America’s capitalist traditions and entrepreneurial culture.

What are You Waiting For? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Today I am talking about a lesson I learned in reading a quote from the Theologian John Henry Newman: “Nothing would be done at all if a person waited until he/she could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.”

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Delegating Work and Tasks = Effective Leadership

CoachStation

Delegating work and tasks to your team members is one of the necessary and important skills of leadership. It also remains one of the most challenging for many new and experienced managers. However, there are several things you can do to develop this skill.

Novels for Leaders

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Preview Thursday: The Dentist Who Gets It

Lead Change Blog

We are pleased to present this excerpt from The Dentist Who Gets It b y Dr. Steven Hymovitch. How Do You Champion Your People? As much as you may have a put together a diverse team, you need to be diverse in how you, the boss/leader-of-the-team/ employer/lead dentist, handle your people.

Take Credit for your Work

Career Advancement

“On great teams—the kind where people trust each other, engage in open conflict, and then commit to decisions—team members have the courage and confidence to confront one another when they see something that isn’t serving the team.”. Patrick Lencioni~.

The Top 20 Ways to Say What You Really Think

Leadership Freak

The false peace of not saying what you really think eventually sucks the life out of you. Speak up because you’ll complain less if things don’t go your way. 20 ways to… Continue reading → Complaints Conflict resolution Curiosity Decisions Humility Communication Leadership Development organizational success

5 Simple Solutions That Will Make Your Business Bloom

Strategy Driven

We all know that starting a business is a big deal. It’s something that will change your life, your career, and even your bank balance. But, to get there, and to make that happen, you need to create a killer plan to get you there.

Inconvenience and Management

Execupundit

An organization that is one of my clients occupies a large and very nice building that has one significant omission: it does not have a coffee shop. There's a restaurant that is relatively close but it is not the sort of place one slips into for just a cup of coffee and its service is slow.

The Hospitable Leader

Kevin Eikenberry

Like me, you have likely seen many adjectives placed in front of the word leader. Never has “hospitable” been one of them. Until I found The Hospitable Leader by Terry A. Smith. The newness of the idea drew me to it, as I hope it will you. Let me tell you what hospitable leadership means, […].

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16 Answers To What is Good Leadership?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton The theme I noticed in the most viewed posts on this blog in 2018 was Looking For a Better Kind of Leadership. Google reported that the most popular Google searches in 2018 were about how we can be good people. It sounds like it's a great time to explore the question "What is Good Leadership? While it's tempting to over simplify leadership and think about it as any one thing, good leadership can only be fully understood by thinking about it in multiple ways.

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Think Like An Elite Warrior To Lead And Succeed

Eric Jacobson

Seeing this book (circled in the above picture) in the bookstore this week reminded me of my blog post about the book and the author from 2014. Realizing the book is as relevant today as it was five years ago, here is my post from 2014: Want to be a leader who is tough? Cool under fire?

Inbound Strategy Vs Outbound Strategy: Which Is Better For Your Business?

Strategy Driven

When it comes to marketing your business, your strategy will depend on so many things, but ultimately it can be separated in to two types of strategies – both of which are great for business, but are implemented in different ways and usually at different times in your business.

The Florida Man Challenge

Execupundit

The Naples Daily News examines the bizarre activities of a modern character who arises in many a news story and Google search: Florida man. The game is played by putting "Florida man" on Google followed by your birth date. Click and a strange story emerges

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How to Knock a Box off a Stool with a Cookie

Leadership Freak

In a recent workshop, I invited a participant to knock a small box off a stool using a cookie. She stood with her back to the stool and tossed the cookie over her… Continue reading → Feedback Leadership Leadership Development organizational success

Different Thinking. Different Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Our current model of success is not designed to make us happy, to give us fulfillment, to give us meaning. It’s designed to accumulate. And it’s a model that is not sustainable anymore. We need a new way of doing business. But it is not something we just can do differently. It requires a different thinking. It requires a different consciousness. Peter Matthies, Founder, Conscious Business Institute.

Protectors and Advancers – Two Necessary Team Members

Ron Edmondson

I was meeting with a successful entrepreneur recently. He said something I found interesting and it caused me to further reflect. Side note: These kind of comments are why I always have something with me with which to take notes when I meet with people.). The business leader told me in his business all their employees are either protectors or advancers. He said protectors are usually found in HR, legal or accounting departments. They “protect” the organization.

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Since when was marketing not human-centric?

Strategy Driven

It’s been said that death and taxes are life’s two certainties. To that list we’d add evolution: evolution of technology; evolution of science; evolution of intelligence.

How to Dress Like a Neapolitan

Execupundit

The Rake has some guidelines

The Shamrock System – Plus, Minus, and Equal

Leadership Freak

Frank Shamrock is one of the most successful mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters of all time. He was named “Fighter of the Decade” for the 1990s by the Wrestling Observer. The Shamrock development… Continue reading → Coaching Humility Marks of leaders Mentoring Personal Growth Success Taking others higher arrogance Leadership Leadership Development

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The 27 Challenges Managers Face

Eric Jacobson

Take a look at the list below. How many of these 27 management challenges are you facing right now? And, how many do you believe you'll face this year?