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5 Ways A Leader Can Have A Better Weekend

Joseph Lalonde

In our hyper-connected world, you’re expected to be at the beck and call of the organization you lead. This expectation can drain you and take a toll on your weekends. They’re no longer sacred. They’re no longer set aside for rest.

Leadership at Two Levels

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Mark Miller: Leadership is a fascinating quality. There are countless articles, studies and opinions about what makes good leadership.

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Monday’s Preparation Brings Friday’s Success

Ron Edmondson

In one of my consulting opportunities I was asked to help someone think strategically. We were looking at this person’s ministry, trying to design a system, which would allow for continual growth and improvement.

Move And The Way Appears

QAspire

I am a big fan of taking small, daily steps in the direction where your energy takes you. I started this blog 11 years back with very insignificant posts that no one read. My first sketch note a couple of years back was far from being good.

5 Surprising Reasons Your Ideas Aren’t Being Heard

Let's Grow Leaders

Have you ever felt this way? You’ve got great ideas. You care deeply. AND you’re frustrated. Why is no one picking up what you’re putting down? Don’t give up. Take a careful look at your idea in the context of your other behaviors and interaction with the team.

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The Sky is Falling: How Leaders Become Heroes

Lead Change Blog

We have a problem. Sound familiar? Members of every organization across the land have uttered these four words, because things inevitably go wrong. Unplanned events occur, uncontrollable variables pop into view, or someone says or does something they shouldn’t have. If these walls could talk, right?

Loyalty and the Rest of the Values on the List

Next Level Blog

On Monday night, President Trump gave a political speech and also told some stories about New York cocktail parties he’s attended to around 40,000 eleven to eighteen year-old Boy Scouts at their National Jamboree in West Virginia. You can read the details in this article from the Washington Post. I made a promise to myself a few years ago that I was going to stay away from political commentary on my blog. However, as an Eagle Scout, I can’t let this one go.

Your words are powerful

Ron Edmondson

You said this… They heard this… It meant this much to you… It meant this much to them… Your words are powerful. As a parent. As a leader. As a friend. As an employer. As a pastor. As a husband. As a wife. Choose your words carefully. They matter.

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Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Christoper Nolan’s Dunkirk

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Christopher Nolan is back with a tale from World War 2. Dunkirk tells the story of French, Belgian, and British allied soldiers surrounded by the German army. Their evacuation was intense and the focus of Dunkirk.

How to Confront Situations You Should Have Dealt with Sooner

Leadership Freak

If you think it’s difficult to have a tough conversation today, waiting makes it worse. Time makes elephants fat, complacent, and harder to confront. Patience: It’s not patient to tolerate poor performance. It’s… Continue reading → Accountability Anger Personal Growth Taking others higher Leadership Development organizational success

Coaching Today’s Women in Tech Secures Their Futures

Women on Business

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Two Truths About Humans that Leaders Must Always Remember

Kevin Eikenberry

I am about to outline two truths that you already know. Wow, that is a great way to get you to read…) I am going to remind you of these universal truths and help you see them in a new way to give you something critically important to remember and think about. This view is […].

How This Introvert Handles Awkward Situations

Ron Edmondson

One thing middle age has done for me is make me more aware of who I really am and how I respond to life. I can wish I was wired differently, but I am who I am.

How To Find The Right People

Joseph Lalonde

Bringing a new team member onto your team can be a scary experience. You want a great fit but you don’t know if you’ll get one. Finding the right people to join your team can be tough.

Recommended Summer Reads for Leadership Freaks

Leadership Freak

The thing I love about good books is they help me think my own thoughts. Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman If you read one book this summer, read Thinking, Fast and… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Leading Leadership Development

The Future is FinTech

Women on Business

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Building Bridges: How Leaders Grow Loyalty

RapidStart Leadership

Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across. – Sun Tzu, Art of War. How do you grow loyalty? Consider this story. A marketing specialist was given her first major assignment to test market a new product. She worked on the project diligently, giving it her best effort.

Women Make Great Leaders

Coaching Tip

There's an undeniable and oft-proven statistic out there: The more diverse an organization, the better it works. Period. Specifically, more women in leadership means more profitability. In " Women Make Great Leaders: Real World Lessons to Accelerate Your Climb" , you can read about great women who tell their stories in industry and as wildly successful entrepreneurs.

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5 Summer Books That Will Make You A Better Leader

Tanveer Naseer

As a leadership writer, I get asked from time to time to share a list of my favourite leadership books; books that I found to be the most informative either for those new to leadership, or for those looking for new insights on how they can build on their existing leadership skills.

How to Avoid Dangerous Questions and Become a Real Leader

Leadership Freak

Look for leaders with forward-facing curiosity. The most serious mistakes are not being made as a result of wrong answers. The truly dangerous thing is asking the wrong questions.” Peter Drucker The right… Continue reading → Curiosity Questions Leadership Development

5 Ways to be More Accessible to Recruiters

Women on Business

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Why Employee Training Is A Wise Investment For Your Business

Strategy Driven

Businesses can only thrive when they benefit from regular and targeted investment. There will be many areas of potential investment including physical infrastructure, consumables and professional services that all compete for a limited budget.

Book Notes – Blue Ocean Strategy: How Leaders Drive Change

RapidStart Leadership

Leadership is about influencing people in a specific direction, but sometimes that direction needs to change. A book I just read provides a great framework to figure out when you need to change, and what strategic direction to head.

The Massive Marketing Mistake Consulting Firms Make

David A Fields

There’s a gap between what most clients are looking for from consulting firms and what consultants tend to talk about. Close that gap, win more clients. Fortunately, this one’s an easy fix. Let’s examine the case of Mimi Manilow at Yummycakes Corp.

How to Make Peace with that Negative Voice in Your Head

Leadership Freak

Maybe you should stop fighting your inner critic. Hug her. Take him to coffee. Your inner critic speaks the truth he sees. Sometimes he’s right. We start talking to ourselves as soon as… Continue reading → Personal Growth Questions Success Growth Leadership Development

5 Reasons Why Your E-commerce Website Needs a Mobile App

Women on Business

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Old School Meets New School: How To Mix Marketing Methods For Success

Strategy Driven

Photo courtesy of CORE-Materials via Wikimedia. Businesses are constantly looking for an answer to the question: ‘Old school or new school marketing?’ The answer is simple, and it is a mixture of both.

What brings it to you?

Jason Womack

What is it that - when you do it - brings you joy? Fulfillment? As you move through your day, your week.your year, how can you install moments of time that are yours? If you are going to be. Balance

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Leadership Caffeine—Curiosity and the Leader

Management Excellence

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Succeeding with the Thin Line Between Stubborn and Persistent

Leadership Freak

There’s a thin line between stubborn and persistent. Successful leaders make decisions quickly* and change their mind reluctantly. But stubbornness refuses to consider alternatives. Stubbornness makes decisiveness a disaster. But success requires persistence.… … Continue reading → Decisions Marks of leaders Personal Growth Success Taking others higher Growth Leadership Development

Looking for a Job in Germany? Look No Further

Women on Business

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Import/Export: Times Are Changing For Business

Strategy Driven

The world has been going through a lot of big change, recently. As new leaders are coming into power throughout the biggest countries in the world, priorities are shifting, and the mood has changed.

How You Can Stop The “Fake News” Madness

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton We all need to know how to tell what's real news and what's not. While a headline may be compelling, we can easily damage our personal reputation and brand if we share it and it turns out to be "fake news." It's our job to "check stories out" to be sure that what we share is real. Our "Human Software" is Buggy While it's important for us to tell the difference between the real and the fake, our "human software" comes with bugs.

Weekly Round-Up: Avoid Labels, Create Great Culture with Diversity, Make Meaningful Work, Health and Healing, & Encourage Your Employees

leaderCommunicator

Welcome to my weekly round-up of recent top leadership and communication blog posts. As many of you know, each week I read and tweet several great articles and on Fridays, I pull some of my favorites together here on my blog.