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22 Things Learned in 42 Years of Ministry

Ron Edmondson

From a Mentor Dennis Newkirk I saw this on one of my mentor’s Facebook wall and felt it might be helpful to some of my ministry friends, so I asked his permission to share it. These are random thoughts about his time in ministry.

5 Tips For Writing Perfect Emails

Women on Business

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The Shadow Side of Leadership

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

When it comes to learning to be a leader, there’s a real learning curve. It takes time to weather the insecurities of being a new manager, learn from your mistakes, and get to the point where you feel competent and comfortable in the role of leader.

Six Team-Building Phrases Used by Great Leaders

Career Advancement

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” ” ~Andrew Carnegie~.

Change your habitual behavior to become a better leader

Aspire-CS

We all have behavioral blind spots, and uncovering those can help you to see what others see, when they see it, and whether they’re helpful or not in certain circumstances in leading people.

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5 Powerful Ways to Answer Self-Doubt and Step into Your Greatness

Leadership Freak

The Little Engine kept saying, “I think I can,” until he climbed the steep hill. But the story is wrong. Thinking you can is helpful, but never enough to step into your greatness.… … Continue reading → Author Book Notes Leading

Is Leadership Listening a Lost Art?

Lead Change Blog

This question is not reserved for those who hold high positions on an org chart or a title on a business card. You don’t need a title to be a leader.

A Key Component of Easter – Post-Easter Evaluation

Ron Edmondson

Don't Miss It! Easter is one of a few times a year churches have a unique opportunity to reach people who do not normally attend their church. Most churches spend weeks and – hopefully – months planning for the weekend.

22 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From The Fate Of The Furious

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article My mind is still trying to comprehend how there are now 8 Fast and the Furious movies. It seems like yesterday I was leaving the Cinema Carousel after watching the first The Fast And The Furious movie in 2001. I was driving my 5-speed manual 1994 GMC Sonoma.

Ego Free Leadership

Leading Blog

E GO IS A CONSTANT preoccupation with our self-worth. Each of us has beliefs and fears about our value, and they cause defensive and/or self-promotional behaviors when under stress.

Are Your Supporting Your Organization’s New Leaders To Succeed?

Tanveer Naseer

Over the past few months, I’ve written a number of articles that examined from different vantage points the importance of leaders providing support and guidance for those under their care.

3 Common Reasons Why Your Content Marketing Isn’t Working (And How to Fix It)

Women on Business

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7 False Beliefs of the Leadership Vacuum

Ron Edmondson

Many times a leader can be clueless about the real health of the organization they lead. If a leader refuses to solicit feedback, or doesn’t listen to criticism or stops learning, they can begin to believe everything is under control when in reality things are falling apart around them.

Stop Striving For Perfection Or How I Overcame My Fear Of Writing

Joseph Lalonde

I remember when I first heard about blogging. The thought of typing out my leadership insights and ideas thrilled me. Then those same thoughts terrified me. Soon, they turned from excitement to dread. Because I was caught up with the idea my work needed to be perfect. I had to strive for perfection.

The Procrastination Addiction

Kevin Eikenberry

It is said we are all addicted to something; and while some addictions may be more harmful to ourselves and others, few are more prevalent than our addiction to procrastination. I’ll go first: Hi, I’m Kevin and I’m addicted to procrastination.

The 81st Masters

Coaching Tip

Masters co-founder Bobby Jones offered a warning: "No putt is short enough to be despised," he once said. By the time Sergio Garcia arrived at Augusta last week he was largely a forgotten figure. But he had a secret weapon: He was in love again, this time with Angela Akins, 31, a former Golf Channel talent who now wears an engagement ring the size of a satellite dish. Garcia's life as a swinging bachelor has been replaced by a contented domesticity. .

The Characteristics of A True Leader

Lead Change Blog

What makes a great leader?

How to Build Environments Where Teams Thrive and Talent Wins

Leadership Freak

Structure trumps talent. Badly designed organizations sabotage the best performers. 4 structural saboteurs: Overlapping domains: Managers with overlapping territories are paid to compete with one another. The stronger the talent, the more intense… Continue reading → Leading

Leading Like Christ In The Workplace With Charlotte Gambill

Joseph Lalonde

Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 36 Leading in the world can seem to be a complicated matter. You don’t know how to speak up or share your faith. Or maybe you think you can’t. But you can.

7 “BE’s” of Effective Leadership and Management

Ron Edmondson

What you do matters more than what you say. One of the chief goals of this blog is to encourage better leadership, so I normally write about leadership issues. In this post, I’m including the term management. I believe the two are different functions, but both are vital to a healthy organization.

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Play Your Part

RapidStart Leadership

Are you giving it your best? I was watching The Tonight Show recently – the opening monologues are often funny, and other parts of the show can be entertaining. The musical guest that night seemed interesting, so I fast forwarded to watch their performance.

Frontline Festival: Leaders Share about Growth and Change

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival is all about growth and change. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors!

Practical Tips for Winning with the 7 most Provocative Challenges of Leadership

Leadership Freak

The saddest state of leadership is thinking you’ve mastered something you haven’t. 7 Provocative Challenges: #1. Courageously leading into the future while diligently managing the present. Over-led organizations become unstable. There’s too much… Continue reading → Failure Personal Growth Success Leadership Development organizational success

Do You Love What You Do?

Steve Farber

How do you know if you love what you do for a living? It’s a simple question that seems straight-forward enough, but it’s not always easy to answer. Many people would instinctively say something like, “I just know” or “I can just feel that it’s right” or “I definitely know the opposite – when I don’t love what I do.”. Those aren’t wrong answers, they’re just a bit vague. They are tied to emotions, which we know can be fleeting. And, frankly, they aren’t all that helpful.

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When Business Bites Back

Strategy Driven

Photo courtesy of Max Pixel. Sometimes, it can feel like your business is fighting back against you. It’s like struggling to tame a wild beast that keeps pulling on the reins. If you’re not careful, you will lose control completely, and your business will become a disaster zone.

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What We Value

Lead Change Blog

Who you are as a person is more important than what you do. Have your values ever been challenged? Do you know what your values are? When asked what our values are, we easily articulate what we believe our values to be.

Interview: How Millennial Myths Impact Workplace Change

Change Starts Here

This month, Crystal Kadakia, author of The Millennial Myth, shares how we can transform misunderstanding into workplace breakthroughs.

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Book Notes: It Worked for Me

RapidStart Leadership

I hope you have problems. That’s a good thing, really. A book I read recently cast a whole new light on what it means to have problems as a leader, and what you should do about them.

Brian Tracy with Three Questions to Supercharge Your Abilities

Leadership Freak

New Giveaway!! 40 free copies of the classic book, Eat That Frog! Leave a comment on this guest post by Brian Tracy to become eligible to win one of twenty complimentary copies of, Eat That… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Leading Success

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Hiring a Team – Employee or Independent Contractor?

Women on Business

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Why Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Work

Lead Change Blog

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a billion dollar business for good reason. This business process management software makes it easier to manage a complex business because integrated applications help automate a number of back office functions and coordinate all operations.

Improvisational Leadership: Use Improv to Avoid Leadership Pitfalls

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Bob Kulhan : Most of us aspire to be great leaders—passionate, inspiring, thoughtful and productive. But we all know people in the business world who do a terrible job in leadership positions: awful bosses, disengaged department heads, ineffective team managers, and otherwise bad bigwigs in nice offices who make the work environment an unpleasant one. So if we all have the potential to be great leaders, where do some go wrong?

Is Our Leadership “Good?”

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton How will we know if our leadership is "good?" Since there are conflicting opinions about what good leaders do, we need an understanding of the context to answer this important question. Complexity Ethical Leader 7 lenses book complexity and leadership ethical business leadership good leadership

Digitalizing Your Business Means Re-Imagining How It Operates

N2Growth Blog

Today’s digital capabilities offer great promise for businesses big and small. But, in order to realize that promise, business leaders must be willing to drastically re-think their company’s business processes.