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Great Leaders Stand Up and Take Responsibility

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Lloyd “Skip“ Amstrup : Imagine you are sitting in your office when your assistant rushes in to tell you that your security system has been breached. Sensitive customer information has been compromised. You get a chill down your spine, as you struggle to maintain your composer. Your assistant dreaded having to make this announcement, fully expecting a highly charged emotional outburst. She anxiously awaits your response.

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Why You Need to Be Bored (and How to Be That Way)

Next Level Blog

When was the last time you were bored? I’m willing to bet that you can’t remember. If I’m right, it’s because, in 2017, no one ever has to be bored. That smartphone super computer you carry around in your pocket guarantees it. Don’t know what to do next? There’s always an Instagram feed to look at, a text to answer, an email to delete, a podcast to listen to, a cat video to watch, a news headline to click on or a Minecraft challenge to beat.

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The Leadership Triangle

Leading Blog

A RE LEADERS BORN or are they made? The underlying assumption here, of course, is that an individual is either a leader or not, whether by genetics or education. Period.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Murder On The Orient

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Murder On The Orient Express tells the tale of the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh with an epic mustache). After solving a case, Hercule decided he needed to take time off from crime solving. He thought he would be able to when his old friend M.

7 Things the Church Can’t Do for the Pastor

Ron Edmondson

Pastor, there are some things your church can’t do for you. They simply can’t. Please understand. I love the church. Greatly. I’m a local church guy. But, they simply can’t do these things for you.

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Are You Crushing Your Employees?

Lead Change Blog

I admit it. Sometimes when I’m under the gun at work and feeling the pressure of all my responsibilities, I can get tunnel vision about accomplishing my own goals and forget how my behavior is influencing others. It’s not that I’m trying to be insensitive to people, I’m just not being mindful or intentional in my actions. I don’t think I’m alone in this regard.

How to Maximize the Seven Levels of Leadership

Leadership Freak

Leaders rise or fall at points of execution and completion. 7 levels of leadership: #1. Believe you can make a difference. Roots of belief: Someone saw something in you that inspired you to… Continue reading → Humility Marks of leaders Personal Growth Success Taking others higher Growth Leadership Leadership Development

The (*Lost) Art of Letter Writing

Jason Womack

Some people say I write a LOT of letters. The letters I write have an opinion. I like to acknowledge the people I write to. And, it’s really easy to find people to send these letters. When I look out. Efficiency/Effectiveness MITs - Most Important Things The Little Things

5 Top Leadership Articles for the Week of November 6, 2017

Let's Grow Leaders

Each week I read leadership articles from various online resources and share them across social media. Here are the five leadership articles readers found most valuable last week. Click on the title of the article to read the full text. I have […]. Top Leadership Articles confidence empathy employee engagement inspire model integrity leadership management own the ugly Tough Conversations

8 Killers of Motivation — and Ultimately Killers of Momentum

Ron Edmondson

Leaders need to remain motivated so they can help motivate their team. Leaders also need to be keenly aware of how motivated their team is at any given time.

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Be the Water, Not the Dam

Lead Change Blog

Something incredibly addictive and seductive happens when we change someone’s mind. We want to do it again and again. It’s lovely having so many people aligned with our beliefs. And for those who resist our efforts, we double down, confident that if we keep at it, someday we’ll prevail, and they’ll see things our way. After yet another disagreeable conversation with a determined resistor who was part of my inner circle and who wasn’t going anywhere, I took a step back.

How Quick Answers Make Us Stupid

Leadership Freak

Leaders who give quick answers end up surrounded by low-functioning sleepwalkers. Quick answers propagate shallow thinking, irresponsibility, and low engagement. The need for quick answers makes us fear the disruption of new thoughts.… … Continue reading → Curiosity Fear Personal Growth Growth Leadership Leadership Development

Leading Virtual Teams: 12 Powerful Ways to Lead a Team You Can’t See

RapidStart Leadership

How do you lead a team that’s not there? It’s hard enough to be a good leader when your teammates are in the same room. But what about when they aren’t even in the same time zone? When you can’t look someone directly in the eye, things get much more challenging.

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5 Signs Your Job is Boring You and It’s Time to Make Change

Women on Business

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Is Your Culture Change-Resistant or Change-Ready?

Change Starts Here

There are elements of an organization's culture that will either help or hinder change, regardless of the change you're trying to implement. Organizations with cultures that enable change are Change-Ready, while those that work against it are Change-Resistant.

Leaders & Decision Making: How It Can Badly Impact Others

Joseph Lalonde

This Unseen Influence Can Ruin Everything “Leadership is influence. Nothing more. Nothing less”. This is leadership guru John Maxwell’s simple, core definition for what leadership is. It applies in any context like work, family, ministries, and organizations.

Secret Sauce: Jenny Dearborn Chief Learning Officer of SAP

Leadership Freak

I asked Jenny Dearborn, SVP and Chief Learning Officer of SAP, to talk about her secret sauce* – the principles and practices that guide her leadership. “It’s It’s my deepest responsibility to give purpose,… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Optimism Purpose Secret Sauce Growth Leadership Development

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Six Steps To Create Messages That Matter


In advertising and communications, effective frequency is the number of times a person must be exposed to a message before a response is made. Theories have ranged from three to twenty times, leading to countless spirited discussions amongst academics and practitioners alike looking to identify the magic number.

I hate your sunshine.

Surviving Leadership

During a recent #Nextchat , the conversation turned to making sure current employees were honest about what life was like at the company when talking to candidates. I think I said something clever like, “Life isn’t always sunshine and rainbows at any org, no matter how great it is.”

The Perfect Consulting Deliverable

David A Fields

Every time you reach a consulting project’s milestone you’d like your client to be so delighted with your deliverable that they leap with joy, slather you with praise and immediately investigate whether your results can be immortalized in a Taylor Swift song.

Five Keys to Planning Better Virtual Meetings

Kevin Eikenberry

Whenever I ask groups about the effectiveness of the meetings they attend, the responses are dismal; and when those meetings are virtual, rather than in the conference room down the hall, they certainly aren’t better.

7 Ways to Practice Accountability With Heart

Leadership Freak

You elevate your leadership when you express your heart. Weak leaders hide from heart. All they care about is the bottom line. Heart is the strongest thing about you. You project strength when… Continue reading → Accountability Leading Marks of leaders Personal Growth Taking others higher Leadership Leadership Development

Are You a Windshield or a Rear-View Mirror?

Lead Change Blog

Great leaders that build up their people and empower them to achieve greatness differentiate themselves from those managers who are not effective in those areas. Have you ever wondered why certain leaders generate great performance and others seem to flounder or fail in their leadership influence? It all comes down to opposite leadership styles: Windshield Leadership vs. Rear-View Mirror Management. People that are rear-view managers tend to be reactionary.

Leadership Caffeine™—Natural Time

Management Excellence

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Weekly Round-Up: 10 Signs You’re Leadership Material, 5 Things Trustworthy Bosses Do, 5 Rules for Living & Leading, Collaborative Workforce, & Courageous Leadership


Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts. Ten Signs You're Leadership Material – And Ten Signs You're Not By Liz Ryan ( @humanworkplace via @Forbes ), Forbes “It would be a shame for you to step into a leadership job that revolves around coaching, encouraging and reinforcing your employees if none of those activities appeals to you. Here are ten signs you're ready for a leadership job — and ten signs you're not…”. Weekly Round-Up

Why I Write On Leadership And Entertainment

Joseph Lalonde

Two things that don't seem to go together. But do If you listen to conventional leadership wisdom, there’s two things that don’t go hand in hand. Those two things are leadership and entertainment.

Cold Leaders Have a 1-in-2000 Chance to Make it to the Top 25%

Leadership Freak

I’m still grappling with the realization that kindness/warmth is inconvenient. I’d be kind if I had the time. Thankfully, when I work with people or organizations, they are my agenda. But what if… Continue reading → Coaching Influence Marks of leaders Personal Growth Success Taking others higher Growth Leadership Development

Building an extreme leadership garden with like-minded friends

Steve Farber

The German poet and novelist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe seemed to understand a thing or two about the importance of close relationships with like-minded people.

Understanding The Real Drivers Of Employee Engagement

Tanveer Naseer

It’s a common fact of leadership today that if you want to improve productivity and fuel organizational growth, you need to make sure your employees are engaged at work.

4 Ways to Promote Productivity

Lead Change Blog

In any organization, employees are known to be the backbone and great determiners of the success or failure of the organization. These employees have to be led in a systematic fashion to ensure that all efforts are channeled towards a common goal. Koontz Et Al. defined leadership as “the process of influencing people to direct their efforts towards the achievement of group goals.”

HR, Who’s Your Customer?

N2Growth Blog

Over the last 30 years I have worked for many organizations in HR positions with increasing responsibility. Regardless, I had discussions within each of those organizations about the concept of customer satisfaction. In my view, the only customer is those whom we sell our products or services to!

How I Drained the Power from a Great Question

Leadership Freak

Bill said, “I remember you asked a really powerful question. I felt the energy go up.” He was reflecting on a coaching conversation I had with him and Kevin months ago. Bill illustrated his… Continue reading → Curiosity Questions Leadership Development

The 4 Powerful Conversations that Will Improve Your Leadership

Lead from Within

Everyone I know in leadership has more to do then they have hours in the day. But even with the top leaders I coach, there’s a common mistake they make when they’re pressed for time—most are concentrating on tasks instead of leading. It’s understandable that when you have too much to do, you do what comes easily, but that impulse doesn’t lend itself to great leadership.

How Women Can Prepare to Start a Brand New Business

Women on Business

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link]. Women On Business Sponsors starting a business