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5 Hidden Pitfalls in Hiring Freelancers

Women on Business

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What Will You Learn Today?

Kevin Eikenberry

If you have kids or if you were ever a kid (and I’m guessing you can answer at least one of these affirmatively??), you have asked or been asked this question before: What did you learn today?

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The Wealthy Fisherman: Define, Learn, Do

Chris Brady

The following excerpt was taken from EDGE, co-authored by Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward. We once heard the story told of a young man who worked at a sporting goods store. He was in his second year. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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The Complete List of ‘UP’ for Leaders

Leadership Freak

Thanks to readers who correct, clarify, and expand on the ideas presented here on Leadership Freak. Several readers expanded the ideas in this morning’s post. I can’t resist compiling a ‘complete’ list of… Continue reading → Leading Leadership

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How to Overcome Burnout

Women on Business

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Town Hall Meetings: 6 Mistakes to Avoid in Your Leadership Message

Let's Grow Leaders

When done well, corporate town hall meetings are an inspiring way to get everyone on the same page, to communicate your MIT priorities, to hear what’s on the minds of the people closest to your customer, and to say thank you. We’re […].

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Tomb Raider

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Previously, Angelina Jolie brought the video game Tomb Raider to the big screen. Now Alicia Vikander takes over the moniker of Lara Croft and is the lead actress in the newest Tomb Raider movie. Tomb Raider tells the story of Lara Croft.

The Ransberger Pivot: How to Win an Argument By Not Arguing

RapidStart Leadership

“Do you ever really ‘win’ an argument?” When someone says something that we don’t agree with, our first impulse is often to contradict or correct them. They are wrong. We are right. Then they argue back. The debate becomes heated, personal, and ultimately counterproductive. No minds are changed.

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[Photo by Igor Ovsyannykov at Unsplash] I could request a report, but I'd better go see. I could make a call but I will learn more if I go see.

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A Look at the IFA’s Driving Toward Equality Report

Women on Business

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How to See Opportunity Everywhere You Go

Leadership Freak

The way you show up impacts what you see. Leaders who show up to fix things see problems and inadequacies. Leaders who show up to celebrate progress see strengths and opportunities. The world… Continue reading → compassion Leadership Development

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The 3 Mental Qualities of Great Leaders

Leading Blog

L EADERSHIP BEGINS in the mind. To lead effectively we must understand what is going on inside of us, so that we can lead ourselves. Only when we have developed a consistent habit of doing that can we then better understand and lead others and then collectively our teams and organizations.

From doer-ship to leadership


Photo credit: 123rf. Some of the most prevalent things I hear from the people who report directly to a leader is that they want to be more autonomous and be challenged in the work they do. And not surprisingly, they want to be acknowledged more frequently for what they are doing well.

Depression: When to Seek Help

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4 Leadership Realities in Times of Transition

Ron Edmondson

There are some common occurrences during times of change in an organization. If a leader doesn’t understand them the chance for a successful transition is diminished, people remain frustrated, and progress is stalled. Leader, if you’re leading a time of transition here are four things to remember.

Sticking To Healthy Habits When You’re Leading A Team

Joseph Lalonde

Becoming A Healthy Leader You’ve created healthy habits. You’re beginning to feel the positive impacts of the newly formed habits. But you’ve hit a roadblock. The healthy habits you’ve created as a leader are becoming harder and harder to stick to.

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Struggling with Stress: How to Have More Fun at Work

Strategy Driven

According to an Everest College Survey, 83% of US workers are suffering from stress at work, which is often related to a low salary, too many tasks, a lack of job security, a poor work-life balance, or a lack of professional developments.

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Intelligent Disobedience: 5 Ways to Invite Disconfirming Feedback

Leadership Freak

“Serious errors are avoided by the use of Intelligent Disobedience.” Ira Chaleff, author of Intelligent Disobedience: Doing Right When What You’re Told to Do Is Wrong. Blind obedience is dangerous: Skilled guide dogs disobey… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Decisions Feedback organizational success

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Coaching Tip

I personally have been interested in "The Massacre" (published in 1954 ASIN: B004MLR0WO ) by author John J. Vrooman, since the book mentions the half-blood brother, Jacques Van Slyck, whose Dutchman's mother was Otstoch (a half Mohawk and half French child).

What if Sellers Behaved as Leaders?

Leading Blog

J AMES KOUZES,, Barry Posner and Deb Calvert have taken the ideas from the classic leadership book, The Leadership Challenge and asked, “What if sellers behaved as leaders?” What is sellers stopped selling and started leading?


7 Reasons We Avoid Progress

Ron Edmondson

We have to be very careful with progress. Progress can be a fun. Most leaders want to see progress. Most people do also. But, as much as we may want – and need – progress, there are reasons we naturally tend to avoid it.

3 Ways To Spend Less On Your Company Cars

Strategy Driven

Most business owners will invest in at least one company car as their operations begin to succeed. The issue is that you could end up spending far more than is necessary if you take the incorrect approach.

People who Believe They Have No Control Act as if They Don’t Matter

Leadership Freak

People who believe they have no control forfeit their power and act as if they don’t matter. Helplessness: Waits for instructions. Rejects creative solution-seeking. Avoids risk. Gives up quickly. Complains when results disappoint. When you try to change things but everything stays the same, eventually you give up. Three steps to helplessness: Belief that … … Continue reading → Power

Self-Feedback: The Art of Giving Feedback to Ourselves

Kevin Eikenberry

Feedback. When we think about that word, we think about giving it to someone or receiving it from someone. We don’t think about self-feedback – giving feedback to ourselves. Perhaps that will change for you after reading this article. Self-Feedback requires no one but yourself.

News You Can Use: Sleep


The Art of Manliness has a technique on how to fall asleep in two minutes or less. Don't forget "the brook trout look." [HT: HT: Instapundit


How To Recover From Unhealthy Habits

Joseph Lalonde

Becoming A Healthy Leader Your road to health and wellness isn’t one without its bumps. Afterall, you have a lifetime of unhealthy habits to recover from.

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DOA: Don’t Let This Happen To Your E-Commerce Business

Strategy Driven

It’s a well-known fact that the majority of new businesses online fail, typically within their first year. Why does this happen? What’s the cause? These are questions that you should be interested in if you are planning on setting up your own e-commerce company.

How to Show Up, Stir Up, Build Up, and Shut Up

Leadership Freak

If you let your mind wander, you’ll end up where you don’t want to go. Give your personal leadership focus and direction. #1. Show Up. Bring your best self to work by determining… Continue reading → Encouragement energy Marks of leaders Motivation Personal Growth Success Taking others higher Growth Leadership Development leadership success

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Brand-Culture Fusion: Are You Who You Say You Are?

Leading Blog

I T WOULD SEEM that it would go without saying that your culture and your brand should be one and the same. Individually, who you are on the inside should be who you are on the outside.

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A Difficult Day Every Leader Must Face

Ron Edmondson

There is a day every leader has to face, even though no leader necessarily wants to face it. I have walked through this day with dozens of leaders over the years and it’s never a fun process. It’s the day when it’s time to no longer be the leader.

Hello, We’re Here To Help You Get On Top Of Live-Chat On Your Website

Strategy Driven

Given that you’re selling goods online, it’s likely you browse competitor’s sites often. How better to get an idea of what you’re up against? During such research, you’ve probably come across a few websites which offer live chats. You know the ones.

6 Power Tips for Tough Conversations

Leadership Freak

You tried to deal with the issue when it was small but there’s no improvement. Now it’s time for a tough conversation. Power Tips for Tough Conversations: #1. Build positive relationships: Positive relationships… Continue reading → Communication Feedback Leading Taking others higher Coaching Leadership Development

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