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7 Suggestions for Parenting Adult Children

Ron Edmondson

I was talking to another dad. We were comparing notes. Both of us are empty nesters. We equally recognized that being the parent of adult children is sometimes more difficult than when the children are still at home. That’s hard for some parents with teenage children to believe, isn’t it?

Effective Public Speaking - Part 1

Chris Brady

The following excerpt was taken from SPLASH! A Leader's Guide to Effective Public Speaking. Foreword written by Chris Brady] I sat in my little metal folding chair absolutely petrified. My hands. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

What’s the Difference Between Manager and Leader, and Why Does It Matter?

RapidStart Leadership

Why should we care about the difference between manager and leader? I was having coffee with a new friend last week. He had been recently promoted to his first supervisory position.

A Getting It Wrong Plan

Leadership Freak

I came across a pony-tailed biker-type guy with a long scruffy beard in a cigar shop. He was a retired union pipefitter that had traveled the country welding pipes in nuclear power plants.… … Continue reading → Failure Personal Growth Solutions Growth Leadership Development leadership success

8 Habits of Mentally Balanced Leaders

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Facilitating a retreat for a group of fifteen men, all in their late 30’s and 40’s, all high level executives and all high achievers, an interesting topic arose. One of the men asked for help dealing with his wife who was complaining he worked too much.

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Treat People as They Are – Not as You Are

Leadership Freak

It’s frustrating to expect people to be like you when they are like them. Understanding and accepting people is leadership’s missed opportunity. Don’t be so busy with goals and plans that you forget… Continue reading → Personal Growth Success Taking others higher Growth Leadership Development organizational success

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Being A Disciplined Leader Is A Choice

Joseph Lalonde

The Disciplined Leader Series When you think of becoming a disciplined leader, what do you think about? Do you think about the effort and energy it takes to become disciplined? Do you think about changing your thoughts and actions?

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The upsides to delegating


One of the most difficult personal challenges a leader can have throughout their career is to delegate some of the work they are doing to others. It’s unfortunate that all too often a crisis happens before a leader realizes they could have done a better job of delegating.

Essential Ingredients Every Business Needs

Strategy Driven

Unfortunately, you can’t simply launch a company and expect business to be booming overnight. There’s a framework you need to put in place, and essential ingredients you’ll want to include that will help you succeed and get through the rough times.

Advice to the World: Relax


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16 Signs You’re a Toxic Leader

Leadership Freak

The trouble with toxic leaders is they’re deadly and don’t know it. But if the truth be told, every leader smells at least a little. Every time toxicity gets its way, organizations lose.… … Continue reading → Leading Personal Growth Success weaknesses Leadership Development leadership success organizational success

How To Become A Disciplined Leader

Joseph Lalonde

The Disciplined Leader Series You may be asking yourself a simple question by now. That question is: How do I become a disciplined leader? The answer is simple. You do what a disciplined does. Photo by Dan Roizer. A disciplined leader: Trains his mind-. There are things he wants to do.

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Optimistic People

Career Advancement

“Optimism is the foundation of courage.”. Nicholas M. Butler~. Sandra sighed in annoyance when Carlos, her coworker, who bounced into the office humming an upbeat tune. Their team had just lost a major client, and he seemed clueless about how that might affect the company.

Stunning Strategies to Help Your Business Ace Health & Safety

Strategy Driven

Health and safety needs to be a primary concern for any business in the world. If you don’t have the right health and safety mandates in place, you are going to suffer as a business.

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4 Questions Every Leader Should Ask To Be Successful

Tanveer Naseer

One of the common concerns most leaders have revolves around employee engagement. Of how to encourage employees to be fully committed to the organization’s vision and long-term goals. Without question, this is a critical factor to an organization’s success and long-term growth.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ant-Man And The Wasp

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly return in the 20th Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Ant-Man And The Wasp.

Generation Z: The Next Generation to Enter the Workforce

Chart Your Course

The oldest members of Generation Z (b. 1996-2012) are now in college and beginning to enter the workforce. While they share some of the values and views of Millennials, they are also distinct in many ways. Gen Z grew up in a post-9/11 world and experienced an economic recession.

12 Leadership Development Questions Any Leader Can Use Today

Leadership Freak

Every teacher learns before they teach. Every teacher learns while they teach. The learner in the coffee shop: I stood and embraced Jack when he walked into the coffee shop where I was meeting with a young… Continue reading → Coaching Leading Growth Leadership Development

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Leadership Inspirations – Committees

Strategy Driven

“What is a committee? A group of the unwilling, picked from the unfit, to do the unnecessary.” ” Richard Long Harkness (1907 – 1977). Washington Correspondent for NBC and The Philadelphia Inquirer. You just finished reading Leadership Inspirations - Committees !

The Power In Becoming A Disciplined Leader

Joseph Lalonde

The Disciplined Leader Series To some, the word discipline is a dirty word. It’s a word they hate to hear and hate to use. After all, discipline doesn’t sound sexy. The word connotes a dying to self. A falling in line. A giving up of oneself. Photo by Nirav Insomniac. And it does.

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10 Disciplines I’d Recommend Everyone Start in Their Twenties

Ron Edmondson

This is one of those posts I hope someone learns something, which can help them in life. I hope that for all of my posts – otherwise why am I writing, but, I see this one as a life-giving post for those who will read it and take some of it to heart. My specific target is those who are in their 20’s, who are starting out in their adult life and career.

Who to Encourage and Who to Kick in the Pants

Leadership Freak

Experienced leaders benefit most from tough feedback, as long as they’re committed to growth. Novices need encouraging feedback. Negative feedback: Suppose you’ve been working on running great meetings for years and you’re committed… Continue reading → Feedback

On the Off Chance


Caught in the Amazon Prime Days sales frenzy, I checked to see if they offer a 1965 Corvette. Unfortunately, they only have a scale model. Get with it, Bezos


How Data Management Can Help You Get More from BI

Strategy Driven

Making sound business decisions often relies on extensive analysis from a wide variety of sources, which can be a difficult and laborious process without proper data management solutions.

Courage: 5 Ways to Show Up Stronger (Even When You’re Scared)

Let's Grow Leaders

Have you ever wanted to take a stand, but kept quiet? Have you had a moment of bravery you found hard to explain? Where does courage come from? A Courageous Guest Post from Selvia of Glowstone Peak Karin and David asked me to share […]. The post Courage: 5 Ways to Show Up Stronger (Even When You’re Scared) appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Glowstone Peak Winning Well bravery courage developing leadership in children glowstone peak

Why I Don’t Always Give People an Answer

Ron Edmondson

I have a theory, which I practice often. I’ve been using it for many years – as a leader, father, a friend, and a pastor. It’s not always what people come looking to me for, but I think it’s the best practice. I don’t always give people answers. As a pastor, people came to me for answers. As a dad, my boys, now grown, often still come to me for answers. As a friend, people come to me for answers. As a counselor, people came to me for answers.

5 Steps to Becoming a Bosshole

Leadership Freak

You’re a bosshole if the bar is high and you kick people when they fall short. High expectation apart from kindness is cruel. Bossholes kick people when they’re down. 5 steps to becoming… Continue reading → compassion Marks of leaders Personal Growth Taking others higher Growth Leadership Leadership Development organizational success

John Huston


Back by popular demand: John Huston accepting the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award in 1983. Take a few minutes. You will smile


Customer Service: Are You Doing Enough?

Strategy Driven

Believe it or not, customer service is the backbone of any successful business across all industries. It only takes a few minutes searching the web for leading causes of customer dissatisfaction and you will clearly see that insufficient customer service tops the list.

What is Meaningful Leadership? (Part 1)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton In this 5-part "What is Meaningful Leadership?" series, we'll look at 5 different aspects of meaningful leadership, each one revealing opportunities for leader awareness and growth. In Part 1, we'll look at the importance of creating meaningful work settings. Ethical Leader Ethical Organization CSR ethical leadership Leadership meaning positive leadership whqat is good leadership

Ways To Engage Employees

Coaching Tip

Employee engagement has been consistently cited as a top and growing priority by CEO's, managers, and human resources leaders across the country. Yet, statistics over the past two decades continuously show that over two-thirds of all employees are "disengaged" at work. Industry has been obsessed with measuring employee engagement," asserts author Dr. Bob Nelson. It's time to now focus on the behaviors that truly impact employee engagement, and not just the scores that measure it.".

I Had a Boss Who Poisoned Relationships

Leadership Freak

Every word you say to yourself and others matters. Gossiping manager: I had a boss who poisoned relationships. She bad-mouthed support staff. My mirror neurons made it natural to agree. Gossip ignites tension.… … Continue reading → Criticism Gossip Communication Culture Leadership Development