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To be the Best, Invest in Relationships AND Results

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds: If you had a rare diagnosis of an aggressive disease, wouldn’t you want to be treated by the best of the best doctors?

What's in Your Expectations?


A police captain once told me about a frequent personnel issue he encountered with new lieutenants.

10 Expectations for Supporting the Senior Pastor

Ron Edmondson

Several years ago, I was asked to speak to executive pastors about a senior pastor’s expectations for their role. Now, as I am transitioning out of the role of senior pastor , I probably have even stronger insight into the subject.

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On Disrupting Yourself


I created a series of sketch notes for Tiffani Bova’s “ What’s Next ” podcast where she meets brilliant people to discuss customer experience, growth and innovation. Tiffani Bova is a Global Customer Growth and Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Breaking In

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article I know what you were expecting. You were expecting a leadership lessons from Deadpool 2 article today. Well, you’re not getting it. After watching the first Deadpool movie, I realized it would be too crass and vulgar for a Reel Leadership.

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The Band of Excellence – and Why it Matters

Kevin Eikenberry

For years, I have helped leaders think about and clarify their expectations for the performance of others. Without this clarity or a mutual understanding of those expectations, people don’t know how to succeed in their work. As important as this is, it is just the starting point.

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The Seven Signs of Great Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Bruce Hartman : The CEO of Footlocker, Matt Serra, once said to me, “It’s lonely at the top. Being the leader is a big responsibility.” Over the years, I have thought endlessly about this quote and what it means.

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The Choice That Makes You a Leader

Leadership Freak

Obsession with others is avoidance. I have many conversations with leaders. Sometimes those conversations begin by talking about disappointment in teammates or higher ups. It’s necessary to talk through frustrations. But conversations can’t… Continue reading → Accountability Criticism Marks of leaders Taking others higher Leadership Development

7 Common Traits of the Best Leaders I Ever Followed

Ron Edmondson

I’ve been a wisdom seeker all my life. Thankfully, I have had some great leadership influencers in my life and I have sought to learn from each of them. Beginning with my high school principal when I was student body president.

4 Weekly Rituals to Implement to Improve Your Company’s Culture

Women on Business

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Whatever Happened to Respect?

Kevin Eikenberry

Rude, indifferent, emotionally troubled, over-worked, and disengaged employees do more harm to your business and employee productivity than you can afford. As a manager, you deal with it all day, every day.

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Burn the Business Plan

Leading Blog

I F YOU ARE THINKING of starting a business—and apparently nine million Americans are currently thinking about it and only about 500,000 actually do each year—you will want to read Burn the Business Plan by Carl Schramm.

How To Make Leadership Less Lonely

Joseph Lalonde

If you ask a leader what his biggest struggle with is in leadership, you will often hear a single answer. Leadership is lonely. I have no one to go to with my leadership struggles. It’s a fact of life that leadership can be lonely.

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Business Dissertation Writing: The Skills You Have to Master Before Getting to Work

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Coaching Leaders: Learning To Lead


Organisations regularly fail to set their leaders up for success. When it comes to development, up and coming managers and leaders themselves are just as responsible and culpable. Coaching provides the opportunity and impetus for growth and change.

Being grounded in the present as a bridge to your future


My grandmother used to say that I needed to stop and smell the roses from time to time. She was a smart woman who knew that my own future was dependent on what I paid attention to in my life as it happened. This is true for leaders too.

Co-Active Leadership

Leading Blog

I T'S EASY TO THINK that you need a title to be a leader. So much of what we talk about when we talk about leadership is in the context of a title. It’s also easy to think that there’s only one way to lead.

When Outside of an Ordered World


[Photo by Josh Calabrease at Unsplash] Some environments are so chaotic that the best you can do is to move in a direction that is generally desirable. You need to do so with speed and flexibility. You lack the time to look for precedents. It is unlikely that any exist.

5 Ways To Strengthen Relationships

Joseph Lalonde

Relationships Matter As a leader, you know relationships matter. They’re all around you from your family relationships, business relationships, and friendship relationships. You can’t avoid relationships. But you can do something.

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Let’s Not Complicate Leadership

Ron Edmondson

Sometimes I think we complicate leadership too much. I frequently talk to pastors and ministry leaders who are stressed out by the things they know they should be doing, but aren’t getting done. They’ve read a blog – maybe even this one – they read a book, listened to a podcast, or attended a conference and they feel defeated by things, which they know could make a difference in their churches, but they’ve never been able to implement them.

How to Build Enthusiasm in a Half-Hearted World

Leadership Freak

Anything you do without enthusiasm makes you less of who you were meant to be. “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” ” Ralph Waldo Emerson Once enthusiasm is lost, it’s like starting a… Continue reading → energy Passion Leadership Development organizational success

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Listen More – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

In leadership, there are a couple of types of problems or challenges: there are skill problems and there are habit problems. And in today’s video, I am sharing some ideas with you that will help you to address the habit problem of how to listen more and listen better. Tweet it out: Listening is a […]. The post Listen More – Remarkable TV appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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Get Things Done – Leading When Life Isn’t Fair

Let's Grow Leaders

Get Things Done by Changing Your Question Sara leaned back, crossed her arms, and sighed. “It’s It’s not right! My VP expects me to hit these numbers, but customers want updates, and research is focused on new products and won’t give me the […]. The post Get Things Done – Leading When Life Isn’t Fair appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Winning Well fairness questions

Women Leaders: 3 Ways to Break Through the Glass Ceiling – Without Getting Cut

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Dear Dan: What’s Your Take on Humor in Leadership

Leadership Freak

Dear Dan, I follow, and love, your leadership thoughts. I would be interested in seeing your take on humor and its role or value in leadership. Sincerely, Curious Dear Curious, Thanks for the… Continue reading → Courage Personal Growth courageous leaders Growth Leadership Development

See the Big Picture to Succeed as a CEO

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Professor M.S.Rao , Ph.D.: “To To be a champion, I think you have to see the big picture. It’s not about winning and losing; it’s about every day hard work and about thriving on a challenge. It’s about embracing the pain that you’ll experience at the end of a race and not being afraid. I think people think too hard and get afraid of a certain challenge.” Summer Sanders CEOs must see the upcoming organizational challenges from multiple perspectives with a big picture.

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The Mighty Index Card


It captures thoughts, reminds us of chores, lists times of meetings, and serves as a simple bookmark. When all of its many uses are considered, it is a gigantic bargain. Even buying them brings pleasure


Culture Matters: DTR and Your New Hire’s First Year

Let's Grow Leaders

Think back to your first twelve months at your company. I imagine you spent a lot of time thinking about the culture and how you fit in. Your new hires are doing that too. There’s a lot to consider before they can […]. The post Culture Matters: DTR and Your New Hire’s First Year appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Winning Well

Preview Thursday: Conversations Worth Having

Lead Change Blog

The following is an excerpt from Conversations Worth Having. What Kind of Conversations Are You Having? “The moment of questioning is also the moment of choice, which usually holds the greatest leverage for effective action and positive change.” ” ~ Marilee Goldberg.

How to Eliminate Mocking Voices and Find Your True Inner Voice

Leadership Freak

The first voice you hear in your head sounds like you, but it’s probably someone else. Don’t trust it. Mockingbird: There’s a Northern Mockingbird in a nearby tree singing his heart out as… Continue reading → Personal Growth Growth Leadership Development

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Customer Service Training 101

Eric Jacobson

Whether you are in a new customer service role or simply need some customer service refresher tips, Customer Service Training 101 , is the book for you. Now in its third edition (originally published in 2005), you’ll find practical and actionable techniques and behaviors to ensure you are providing the best possible service for your customers.

Governmental Affairs: A Developer's Story


The continuing saga at Anderson Layman's Blog of the redevelopment of the "Old School" in Newark, Ohio has been fascinating. Each stage has had its unique tale and now the joys of dealing with more than one government agency are detailed.

Ultimate Guide to Email Marketing – The Power is in Your List

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