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The 5 Levels of Trust

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

All relationships depend on a foundation of trust. There is a direct relationship between employee trust and performance. Customer trust is a key factor in decisions on purchases.

How to Know if You’re a Manager or a Leader

Leadership Freak

You’re not managing just because you run meetings or have a title. You might own the place, but that doesn’t make you a leader. Think of leadership and management as distinct ways of… Continue reading → Managing Marks of leaders Leadership Development Management

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3 Paradigms For Hiring the Right Staff

Ron Edmondson

I deal with pastors often who are trying to make leadership decisions. One of the most frequent discussions, and honestly one of the hardest things we do as leaders, is attempting to add quality and qualified staff to the team.

The Number One Leadership Activity to Drive Innovation

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Dr. Kumar Mehta: Every leader wants to consistently create mind-blowing products and offerings that customers love and line up for. They know that if they don’t innovate, they will be left behind, the world’s simply moving way too fast. They are looking to institutionalize the innovation process. This means building a culture where innovation happens every day.

8 Principles for Building a High-Performance Culture

Leading Blog

W HEN IT COMES to recruiting, motivating, and creating great teams, Patty McCord says most companies have it all wrong. Powerful is a book of advice gained from her experience at Netflix.

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3 Principles of Feedback that Works

Leadership Freak

I wrote, “Don’t give your boss feedback on his poor performance,” in, “Solution Saturday: My Boss is a Terrible Leader.” So, what makes feedback work? Feedback: Angry faces, loud horns, smiles and thumbs… Continue reading → Feedback Leadership Development

The Role of Fear in Leadership: Is it Better to be Feared or Loved as a Leader?

RapidStart Leadership

Is it better to be feared or loved as a leader? It’s an age-old question that seems to keep cropping up. Authoratative writers talk about how leaders need to be open, transparent, empathetic, and willing to listen.

Lead With Questions, Not Answers

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Leaders Ask The Hard Questions While it's tempting to try to "have the answers," good leaders instead ask the hard questions. They may be questions for which the world does not have workable answers. They may be questions that help reinvent a company or industry. They may be questions that must be answered now to prevent problems in the future. They may be questions that generate a much needed dialogue.

7 Biblical Characters and their Leadership Tensions

Ron Edmondson

I know people who shy away from terms such as leadership when talking about church. One comment I hear is they don’t want us to become too business-like. They believe Christ is the leader of the church and we are simply servants under His command.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Commuter

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Every day Michael MacCauley (Liam Neeson) took the commuter train to and from work. On the day he was let go from his job, he didn’t change his ritual of riding the train. This is where the leadership lessons from The Commuter begin. That fateful day things changed.

Secret Sauce Sunday: Fortune 300 CEO Shares Top Secret to Success

Leadership Freak

Secret Sauce Sundays are my opportunity to invite leaders who I respect to share ideas that have changed their leadership. Today, Doug Conant shares his secret sauce. For the past 20 years of his… Continue reading → Secret Sauce Leadership Leadership Development

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My TEDx Talk – A Personal Journey To Find Meaning In Success

Tanveer Naseer

In writing this leadership blog, I’ve had the opportunity to share several personal stories that help to illustrate some key insights into how we can succeed in our role as leaders.

165: Using the Domino Effect for Extraordinary Results

Engaging Leader

When one thing (the right ONE Thing) is set in motion, it can topple many things. Even more significant, a single domino can bring down another domino that is 50% larger. That provides that opportunity not only for linear progress, but exponential progress.

Lost a Consulting Gig? Here’s the Real Reason Why

David A Fields

You’d love to boast of 100% close rates—every one of your consulting firm’s prospects signs a contract for a lucrative consulting project. Alas, you and I both know that some great consulting opportunities have slipped away.

What To Do When You Doubt Yourself As A Leader

Joseph Lalonde

Leadership Lessons From Black Lightning I had the pleasure of meeting comic book writer Tony Isabella in October 2017. Tony is the creator of the DC Comics first African American superhero Black Lightning.

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At Least 85%* are Not Self-Aware

Leadership Freak

Reject the thought that you’re self-aware. Odds are you don’t see yourself and you don’t see yourself as others see you either. Dangers of self-blindness: If you don’t see yourself, you can’t understand… Continue reading → Leading

Be a Young Leader (No Matter What Your Age)

Lead Change Blog

Sometimes it seems like there’s no way to keep up in today’s world. As a leader, one can easily feel pressured to stay on top of trends, a somewhat exhausting and neverending endeavor. There is, however, another way to ensure that you are youthful in your leadership, no matter what your age: Never compromise on your ideals. This may sound simple, but staying true to and inspired by your ideals can be hard–really hard.

Applying Deming’s Management Ideas at the Great Plains Coca Cola Bottling Company

Deming Institute

Guest post by John Hunter. This webcast shows Bob Browne ’s presentation, Profound Knowledge of the Real Thing, at the 2012 Annual Deming Conference. Bob is the former CEO of the Great Plains Coca Cola Bottling Company.

If You Want to Work From Home, These Things Will Help You

Strategy Driven

If you’re about to embark on a home working adventure, you need to be sure to think about the challenges you’ll face and how you’ll deal with them. It might seem like a great way to get away from your dour office and skip that morning commute, and that’s all great.

Accelerating Your Learning in a World of Accelerating Change

Kevin Eikenberry

Here is a news flash – the world is changing. In fact, by many measures (including your own experience), it is changing faster than ever. For an achievement minded person, like you, this is exciting news, but it also creates an important reality: it is harder than ever to be truly great at anything. Since […]. The post Accelerating Your Learning in a World of Accelerating Change appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

Solution Saturday: My Boss is a Terrible Leader

Leadership Freak

Hi Dan, I’ve been visiting, enjoying, and learning from your blog for few months now. Thank you for all the insight and wisdom you share on a daily basis! I can’t help but… Continue reading → Solution Saturday Growth Leadership Leadership Development

Journey From Within

Lead Change Blog

Two months ago, I created my third personal development program called Journey From Within. The purpose of the program is to help people understand their learning patterns, revisit their journey, and help them find ways to better themselves.

The impact of poor leadership in an organization

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Jennifer Birch In business, being a leader doesn’t just fill a job title. You must have the capacity to motivate your team to enable them to deliver their tasks in a timely manner and in line with … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building Communication expectations morale responsibility

Viral Marketing: What Is It and How Can You Use It?

Strategy Driven

Digital marketing grew rapidly these past few years. There are more instruments to use and campaigns to run today, allowing businesses – from small businesses to giant enterprises – to achieve their marketing objectives in an efficient and measurable way.

How to Know You’re Communicating Well


I was talking with a client recently about how you know you’re getting your message across in a one-on-one situation, especially when you have a good amount of material to present. Face-to-Face Communication

How to Navigate Conflict Between Managers and Leaders

Leadership Freak

People who work together end up working against each other when goals compete and agendas collide. The goals of leadership and the challenges of management create healthy friction. Unresolved friction eventually turns to… Continue reading → Servant-leadership Taking others higher Conflict Resolution Leadership Development Management organizational success

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Building Corporate Community Through Humor

Lead Change Blog

In business situations in which collaboration is an important driver of organizational success, lacking a sense of community can be a formidable barrier to delivering results. This is particularly true in today’s complex and uncertain operating environments in which a culture of solidarity and knowledge sharing become critical drivers of staying relevant. In these situations, the more a group comes together around a shared objective, the more effective it will be.

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It’s your stage, what do you do with it?

General Leadership

“Be enthusiastic as a leader. You can’t light a fire with a wet match.”. Author Unknown. It’s your stage, what do you do with it? As leaders, we are out in front of our organizations and they take cues from us.

What Should You Do Before Starting A Business?

Strategy Driven

If you like the idea of being your own boss and starting a business, then there are a number of things that you need to think about and do, before you leap right in. Just jumping in at the deep end can mean that you make avoidable mistakes, or even lose a lot of money.

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The Unstoppable Organization

Coaching Tip

Most companies today believe they are focused on their people above all else. And for some, this is true. But in reality, it's often not the case. "In In essence, we have our priorities wrong," argues author Shawn Casemore. "We We are putting our proverbial wallets behind it and then often wondering why our organizations, and specifically the people within them, aren't performing to the extent we'd like.".

How to Beat Your Inner-Critic into Submission

Leadership Freak

Inner-critics stomp around smashing hope and shattering confidence. The goal of your inner-critic is safety. The top 7 expressions of inner-critics: You should have. Inner-critics love the negative past. You screwed up. They… Continue reading → Criticism Goals Personal Growth Success


Tell the Story: Part 1

Lead Change Blog

Be Proactive. One of the most surprising findings from our research into attracting Top Talent was the fact even organizations who were well on their way to creating their own Talent Magnet were often unaware of their need to actually Tell the Story. This lack of focus on getting the word usually stemmed from a few root causes: The leader didn’t understand the power of sharing their employee promise. The leader didn’t have anyone with the accountability to be the chief storyteller.

How Getting Involved with a Charity Could Make Your Business Newsworthy and Admirable

Women on Business

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Include others in complex decisions


You are smart and confident, traits that have helped you to be a successful leader. Yet these traits have a dark side that can work against you, causing you to be less effective.