2011

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Leading with Character by Leading from Within

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There is no escaping the fact that when we show up for work and for our leadership roles, we bring the entirety of ourselves to the table.

The Introvert’s Guide to Getting Noticed in Business

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If there is one area where I think extraverts actually do have a leg-up on introverts in business it’s this: they are much more comfortable being visible and attracting attention.

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4 Ways to Use Your Blog to Land a New Job or Client

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By Lisa Petrilli. Assuming that your blog is a genuine reflection of who you are personally and professionally, it can be a valuable tool when seeking a new position or the opportunity to work with a new client

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How to Discover Your True Path in Life

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We were all moved, and many of us shaken, by the loss of Steve Jobs last week. He inspired us with his vision, his passion for his work and his creative genius. We cheered him when he battled back from being fired at Apple.

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Gratitude in Leadership: When Gratefulness Fuels Giving

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My first real experience with leadership was in college when I was named Vice-President of the Indiana University Student Foundation , the largest student foundation in the country.

Leaders Share Their Biggest “Follower Challenges”

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February 2, 2011 by Lisa Petrilli. Last night's #LeadershipChat on Twitter revolved around the topic of The Difficult Follower and how to lead them. Toward the end of the evening I asked the LeadershipChat community, “As leaders

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19 Revealing CEO Leadership Quotes

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Yesterday I shared with you 10 Insightful Social Media Quotes from Smart CEOs , which were reflective of the social media conversation that we had at our most recent CEO Connection event in New York City.

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10 Insightful Social Media Quotes from Smart CEOs

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I’m quite fortunate to be part of the team at CEO Connection , working closely with our CEO members on a daily basis as Chief Relationship Officer.

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How to Open Yourself Up to Receiving Abundance

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Tuesday night in Leadership Chat as we talked about how great leaders affect work-life balance , we touched on the concept of “lack.&#.

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Should Leaders Bring Feelings and Passion to Work?

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There are probably as many ways to answer this question as there are professionals on this planet.

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Three Steps to Create a Vision for 2012

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If you want to be a purveyor of visionary leadership in 2012 you must start by creating a vision for 2012.

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Leadership Lessons from a Heroic Black Hawk Down Army Ranger

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There have been very few times when I have wanted to write about something that has moved me to my core, but have been unsure of how to even begin. This is one of those times. You see, I’m not quite sure how to convey to you just how deeply the new book, “ Get It On!

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Ann Handley’s Secrets to Successfully Leading Virtual Teams

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Leadership Chat is coming up on its one-year anniversary, and in this time Steve Woodruff and I have yet to tackle the topic of Leading Virtual Teams.

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The Hidden Power of Your Leadership to Create Raving Fans

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This week on Leadership Chat author Becky Carroll will be talking about leadership lessons from her new book, “ The Hidden Power of Your Customers.&#.

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Visionary Leadership: the Critical Difference Between Vision and Goals

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I continue to meet leaders that confuse the concept of having a vision with setting goals. Our conversations sound a bit like this: Lisa – “So tell me about your vision for the company.&#.

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Visionary Leadership: The Difference between Vision and Purpose

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As you might expect for a blog passionate about Visionary Leadership, I’ve heretofore tackled the business-altering difference between vision and mission , and the critical difference between vision and goals.

How Introverts Can Succeed in Business and Leadership

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I learned very early in my career that the way I led was different from my extraverted colleagues. I came to understand that if I wanted to receive top assignments, get promoted, and garner support for my ideas I needed to approach the challenges of business and leadership in a uniquely savvy way.

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What CEOs Really Say About Leadership in Private

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I’ve mentioned previously that in my role as Chief Relationship Officer for CEO Connection I have the opportunity to participate in a series of meetings five times a year at various locales around the country with our members, mid-market CEOs representing companies with an average of $1.6

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Leadership Advice: Getting Others to Follow Your Lead

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A few weeks ago I began offering my readers the opportunity to sign up for my new eNewsletter. I set up the process in such a way that when readers subscribe they receive a “thank you” email from me along with a question about what their biggest leadership challenge is.

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3 Reasons Vulnerability is Crucial to Great Leadership

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I was watching a financial show on TV recently and heard a commentator discuss a study that showed if you’d invested $1 in the stock market roughly 50 years ago, it would be worth a bit more that $13 today. Your return would have been higher than inflation.

Four Ways Leaders Position Their Teams for Success

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In Leadership Chat this week we focused on a variety of challenges that leaders face when it comes to promoting individuals on their teams. I asked the following question, Realistic or not to think leaders will work to help entire team be highly successful in each indiv role & be promotable?

Five Suggestions for When Your Boss Needs Leadership Help

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Typically undeterred from taking on a tough challenge, this week’s Leadership Chat on Twitter will focus on something we’ve all struggled with at one time or another: what to do when your boss needs help as a leader.

Visionary Leadership: Do You See What I See?

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I don’t see it, at least not clearly, even though I continue to try… It’s very difficult to see how people who subscribe to the views of the opposing political party actually view the world in the way they do.

The Most Important Business Lesson I Have Learned

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This post originally appeared on Debra Ellis’s Multi-Channel Magic Blog. I wanted to share it with this tremendous Visionary Leadership Community… ~. I was honored when Debra Ellis asked me to write a guest post about the most important business lesson I’ve learned.

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How Great Leaders Support Work Life Balance

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Last week on Leadership Chat we focused on how we, as leaders, can affect a move from Work Family Conflict to Work Life Balance. This week we shift our focus to the micro level and ask the question, “Do great leaders support work-life balance and, if so, how do they do it successfully?&#.

Leadership Lessons: 5 Critical Requirements When Leading Change

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Steve Woodruff and I couldn’t be happier to be welcoming our leadership colleague Mike Henry Sr. as this week’s Leadership Chat Guest Host. Mike is the Founder and fearless leader of the Lead Change Group , of which I am a member. .

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The Introvert’s Guide to Leadership

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I’ve wanted to write this blog post for a while, and I was happy to see that the issue of introversion in leadership became a meaty topic at Leadership Chat Tuesday night.

Four Key Priorities for New Leaders from the Outside

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Have you ever led “from the outside?&#. It’s a common occurrence; a family-owned company realizes it’s time to bring in new leadership blood – literally – or a corporation hires a new leader from the outside.

Leading Millennials: What Millennials Want Leaders to Know

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A few weeks ago Steve Woodruff and I hosted a Leadership Chat focused on “ Leading GenY ,” with Guest Host Greg Hartle. In my preparatory interview with Greg, and throughout the Chat, the question, “What do Millennials really want?”

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Leadership Lessons from Heroes, the Bravest of Men

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I had the great honor of hearing two recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor speak on Friday at a public event in my small, suburban Chicago community. It was a tremendously moving, probably once-in-a-lifetime experience.

When an Under Performer Gets Promoted

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You may have seen a few days ago that there was a debate in the media about whether or not agents involved in the ATF “Fast and Furious&# gun-trafficking investigation had been “promoted out&# of their former roles.

Lands’ End Contest Confirms Strategic Role of Pinterest for Brands

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Though most of my time is spent helping companies create and communicate clear and compelling visions to grow their businesses exponentially, my conversations with C-level executives often turn to the topic of social media.

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How to Discover and Live Your Leadership Philosophy

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So many leaders lead without truly understanding their own philosophy on the art of leadership. Would you say this applies to you?

Make Way for Introverts in Business and Leadership!

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I’m an introvert – and a very proud one at that – who has spent her entire career in the world of business and leadership.

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Does Active Social Media Engagement Start with the CEO?

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Michael Dell with DellCap Customers. Last week I shared with you a series of CEO quotes that came from the most recent CEO Connection Boot Camp in New York City.

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Leadership in the Age of Work-Family Conflict

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It’s summertime. When I was growing up that meant playing outside all day while my “stay-at-home&# mom kept an eye on me, my siblings, and the rest of the neighborhood kids as we played on our “Jungle Gym&# in our backyard. .

The Best Time to Ask Your Boss for a Raise

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What’s the best time to ask your boss for a raise, or your CEO to fund an initiative that’s critically important to you? Early morning. At least that’s what I’m deducing having read, “ Do You Suffer from Decision Fatigue? &# by John Tierney in the New York Times.

The Introvert’s Guide to Boosting Your Career Through Blogging

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I have written many times during the past 18 months about how it was my loyal participation in #Blogchat on Twitter, and the encouragement of the #Blogchat Community, that gave me the knowledge and confidence needed to launch my own blog.

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What Leadership Chat Has Meant to Me

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Steve Woodruff and I launched Leadership Chat on Twitter a year ago this week, on Tuesday the 12th of October.

Why Business Vision Matters More in This Economy

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I was on the phone recently with a client answering questions about the importance of a business vision, and how critical vision is to business growth, when he asked me a question I hadn’t received before, Does any of this really matter with everything going on in this economy?