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Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 4)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton To celebrate 7 Lenses going into its second printing, this is the fourth post in a special series focused on Why Ethical Thinking Matters. In case you missed them, here are the previous posts in the series: Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 1),Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 2),and Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part […].

Leadership Mistakes: 3 Things to Do When You Really Step In It

RapidStart Leadership

What should the leader do when he makes a mistake? Nobody likes to “step in it,” but leadership mistakes will happen. What you do when they occur makes all the difference. Do these three things well, and you may end up with a stronger team than you started with. Stepping In It.

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Do You “Have To” or Do You “Get To”?

Next Level Blog

What do you notice about your thought process when you’re about to start something that’s difficult or intimidating? Is your inner monologue helpful or hurtful? Here’s a hint – your self-talk is highly predictive of the result you’re going to get. There’s a simple mental shift you can make that almost guarantees a better result when you have to do something you’re not totally excited about or find a little bit scary.

5 Thing I Have To Do, But Don’t Like Doing as a Leader

Ron Edmondson

A friend asked me once to name the things I do as a leader because I have to do, but don’t necessarily like to do. He even had a term for it. He called it the “underbelly of leadership”. It was a great question. It caused me to think. There are actually lots of things I do, which I don’t enjoy doing. That’s likely what most of us call work. But, what do I “have” to do? Here’s a stab at answer the question. Here are 5 things I have to do as a leader, but don’t always like to do: Managing.

How to Put an End to Complaining

Leadership Freak

I made it to 7 a.m. before complaining. This morning I decided that I wouldn’t complain all day. After some thought, I lowered my expectation to the morning. But the first thing I… Continue reading → Complaints Leadership Development

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Three Ways to Lead a Pack of Complainers

Leadership Freak

Success always encounters complainers. But some people complain like it’s an Olympic sport. #1. Practice optimistic transparency: Don’t sweep complaints under the carpet. Expose them to the light. Reject anonymous complaining. Never represent… Continue reading → Complaints Leadership Development organizational success

Creating Great Choices

Leading Blog

O FTEN WHEN FACED with a problem we see only a single solution or perhaps none at all. When we get stuck we need to create new and better choices. Choices that solve the problem in a new, more successful way without the compromises we usually settle for.

Why “Gettin’ Jiggy” Means Big Money for Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

There are two truths that govern the success of your consulting firm: your Revenue Truth and your Leverage Truth. Today, we’re talking about leverage and the extraordinary benefit of building jigs.

7 Things I Love About My Wife

Ron Edmondson

He who finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favor from the LORD. Proverbs 18:22. I posted this over 6 years ago, but things have changed. My wife is a different person. She’s a grandmother (Granna). We are more seasoned as empty-nesters.

How to Love Your Next Meeting in 5 Easy Steps

Leadership Freak

New Book Giveaway!! 20 free copies of Let’s Stop Meeting Like This: Tools to Save Time and Get More Done. Leave a comment on this guest post by Shelly L. Francis to become… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Meetings and agendas

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Learn and apply these leadership traits in an afternoon

Lead on Purpose

When you think about the leaders you respect and admire, you see qualities that make them great. This can be inspiring or disheartening, depending on your current state of mind. Most great leaders rose to prominence over time by doing … Continue reading → Leadership Learning apply Communication decisiveness focus Innovation Leadership Traits principles

WorkHuman: It’s not just about work

Surviving Leadership

I am staring down the barrel at my fourth WorkHuman conference. I’ve been there since the beginning and continue to love it. I have been fortunate enough to be asked to help spread the word about the conference, its themes, the speakers…all of it.

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Why Great Coaches Need Great Faith

Kevin Eikenberry

You may read the title of this article and think I’m crazy. You may think that faith is something we should keep in the religion or spirituality box, that is doesn’t belong in the working world.

Combining the Power of Self-Care and Leadership

Lead Change Blog

February is heart month. You might be wondering what that has to do with leadership. Lots more than you might think: if we fail to take care of ourselves, there’s no leading or serving others. Many of us spend lots of time on work and too little on ourselves, thinking self-care is something for self-indulgent sissies. That’s a thought to let go of. Years ago, when I mapped out what I wanted from life, being a statistic for heart disease wasn’t on the list.

Self-Awareness wasn’t Invented by Dope Smoking Hippies

Leadership Freak

I used to think self-awareness was invented by dope smoking hippies. But now I see the weight of self-blindness. You are self-blind, at least partially. 80: Last night an *80 year old woman… Continue reading → Feedback Leadership Development

A Leader’s Story On How To Truly Care For Your Employees

Tanveer Naseer

What would you do if your role as a leader lead to the accidental death of one of your employees? It’s a scenario that, thankfully, most of us might never have to consider.

Are Communication Tools a Luxury Good or a Bare Necessity?


I was reviewing some of our tools with a leader who thought a messaging methodology or leadership platform was a “luxury,” like “GPS or electric seat warmers.” Though, believe me, to survive the harsh Chicago winters, seat warmers are not a luxury; they’re a necessity!). A strategic approach to communications, too, is a necessity. The fact that he mentioned GPS was ironic to me.

Be a Learner – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Today we’re talking about complacency. Unfortunately, it’s all too easy to become complacent in some area of our lives. And I’ve heard more than one leader say, “I’ve let myself slip and become complacent.” ” So today, I’m giving us solutions. Watch the video for five specific tips to help you combat complacency, to have more […]. The post Be a Learner – Remarkable TV appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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Women Are Making Waves in the Trading Industry

Women on Business

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What Valentine’s Day Can Teach Us About Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

Let me be up-front. I’m not a very romantic guy. You can ask my wife… She’ll tell you that I’m not. I’m okay with that. When I asked, okay, told her, we were getting married it was while we were sitting on a couch talking. I randomly brought up the notion of marriage.

The Loneliness of Leadership

Ron Edmondson

I was talking with a friend one day who was having to make some difficult decisions for the organization he leads. He had confidence the direction he was leading was the right one and, even necessary for the future life of the organization. He had done his homework.

169: Use a Success List (Instead of a To-do List)

Engaging Leader

Instead of a to-do list, you need a success list — a list that is purposefully created around extraordinary results. A to-do list becomes a success list when you apply Pareto’s Principle to it. Does it seem like every day you and your team have more and more that “simply must get done”? Do you […] Instead of a to-do list, you need a success list — a list that is purposefully created around extraordinary results. A to-do list becomes a success list when you apply Pareto’s Principle to it.

Tell the Story: Part 2

Lead Change Blog

Embrace Technology. Let’s begin the second in this series with an assumption you want to be proactive with your message. Also, we’ll assume you’ve created a powerful employee promise: you have a culture in which a Better Boss, a Brighter Future, and a Bigger Vision are a reality. How do you get the word out? As we discuss in the book, Talent Magnet, a small magnet has little strength – likewise, even an organization with a strong promise, if known by very few, creates a little draw.

Women Mentoring Women – Sage Advice for Female Entrepreneurs

Women on Business

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Paul: Apostle Of Christ Movie

Joseph Lalonde

I recently was invited to an advance screening of the new Christian movie Paul: Apostle Of Christ. Paul: Apostle Of Christ shares the last days of Paul as he and Luke spend time together in Mamertine Prison and Luke writes down Paul’s story.

4 Ways to Build an Innovative Team

Harvard Business Review

Ben Birchall/PA Images/Getty Images. One of the most common questions I get asked by senior managers is “How can we find more innovative people?” ” I know the type they have in mind — someone energetic and dynamic, full of ideas and able to present them powerfully. It seems like everybody these days is looking for an early version of Steve Jobs. Yet in researching my book, Mapping Innovation , I found that most great innovators were nothing like the mercurial stereotype.

7 Ways Leaders Waste Valuable Time and Energy

Ron Edmondson

Wasting time and energy may be one of my biggest pet peeves as a leader. Some days I leave work and feel I never got off the proverbial treadmill. It’s physically and mentally draining. Does it ever feel like you are wasting valuable time and energy?


Biographies of Leaders


The tendency to jump from George Washington to Thomas Jefferson overlooks a man who was a leader almost in spite of himself. David McCullough's biography of Adams provides a fascinating view at an astute political thinker who attracted followers through competence and integrity.


Dealing with New Idea Naysayers

Kevin Eikenberry

You’ve been there. A new idea is floated, a change is introduced, or a solution to a vexing problem is suggested and the responses include: “We can’t do it that way.” That will never work.” If you have worked in an organization or led in any capacity, you have heard the new idea naysayers.


Is It Time To Change The Soundtrack Of Your Life?

Joseph Lalonde

Research tells us that by this point in the year over 80% of people have given up on their New Year’s resolution. The resolutions, the goals people have set have been given up. Maybe you’re in the same boat. You resolved to lose 30 pounds by June.

How Leaders Can Keep Their Cool in a Crisis

Harvard Business Review

george silk/life/Getty Images. The word crisis suggests something that happens infrequently. But these days, crises have become a regular state of affairs. Brands that you’d think would be fairly immune to scandal have found themselves embroiled in controversy. And those that deal with public relations challenges regularly have still been caught off guard by a customer insurgency. Some crises disappear quickly and others never seem to go away.

What Factors Have Encouraged the Emergence of Women Entrepreneurs?

Women on Business

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Memory Rescue: Supercharge Your Brain, Reverse Memory Loss and Remember What Matters Most

Kevin Eikenberry

by Daniel G. Amen, MD For some, memory loss is a punch line, or even an excuse. But for many, thinking about dealing with memory loss and the afflictions associated with it represents one of the scariest visions for their future.