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Helping New Leaders Establish Credibility

Kevin Eikenberry

When people are promoted to leadership roles, one thing they struggle to develop is credibility. If promoted from within, they likely have credibility around their work, but not necessarily their leadership.

16 Often Unknown Roles of a Pastor

Ron Edmondson

This post is more real to me today than it was during my 16 years as a pastor. Pastor, have you ever heard? What is it you have to do when you’re not preaching? Must be nice to only work one day a week. I’d like to come see you this afternoon.

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For the Pastor Who May Be Suffering From Burnout

Ron Edmondson

Pastor burnout is a common problem in the church today. I hear from pastors on a regular basis facing the stress of ministry. One thing I am pushing us to address at Leadership Network is this issue of burnout; including the more severe issues of mental health and depression.

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Win the Heart: The Four Cornerstones You Need to Build Engagement

Leading Blog

E NGAGEMENT HAS BECOME the Holy Grail of business—highly desired but hard to get. There are a number of moving parts, and it’s hard to get them all aligned. Mark Miller says that “for many organizations, engagement is the final battle to becoming a high-performance organization.”

Creating a Communication Cadence

Kevin Eikenberry

As leaders, we must always be thinking about when and how and what we communicate with our team members. Finding our way here is critical to our short and long-term success as a leader.

Why Your Lack Of Education May Be Your Biggest Leadership Strength

Joseph Lalonde

While many potential and current leaders see a lack of education as a weakness, I believe your lack of education can be your biggest strength. You might be surprised for the reasons. Yet, when I’m finished, I think you’ll agree. You don’t have to be formally educated to lead.

The Politics of Promotion

Lead Change Blog

Although being savvy about office politics is important for both genders, unconscious bias and stereotypes create special challenges for women. Many women focus on performance, thinking that good work garners promotion.

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How Big Companies Can (and do) Innovate Like a Start-Up

Leading Blog

T HE INNOVATION WE PRIZE at successful start-ups is a mindset that is brought into the start-up and not necessarily the inherent quality of every start-up. Innovation isn’t something that just happens; we create the conditions for it. Big organizations can innovate like small start-ups.

3 Things That You Should Consider Outsourcing

Strategy Driven

As a business owner, there are many decisions that you have to make, and one of them is whether you outsource or not.

Two Types of Creative’s That Bring Success to a Team

Ron Edmondson

There are two types of creatives I love to have on teams I lead. Sometimes I think we recognize the first one, but fail to appreciate the second type. Creative at shaping the vision. These people help us see where we need to go in the future. They are thought leaders and trend setters.

Business Wisdom Learned From Bomb Squad Experts And Their Commanders

General Leadership

GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”

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The Talk Like a Leader Podcast

Kevin Eikenberry

One of the foundational skills for leaders is communication. Leadership communication involves different communication mediums, with a variety of people in a variety of roles, in all sorts of situations. So how do you improve your leadership communication skills?

Get Savvy

Leading Blog

F AKE NEWS is not a new phenomenon. From the beginning of time, people have played loose with the truth in order to get what they want. Trust too, has waxed and waned over the millennia. It’s not new. People have always had to be on the lookout for fake news.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Captive State

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Captive State, directed by Rupert Wyatt, is a science fiction movie set in Chicago 10 years after an alien occupation. The citizens of Chicago (and the world) are following orders from their alien overlords. This soon begins to change as a Resistance rises up once more.

Delegating Work and Tasks = Effective Leadership

CoachStation

Delegating work and tasks to your team members is one of the necessary and important skills of leadership. It also remains one of the most challenging for many new and experienced managers. However, there are several things you can do to develop this skill.

Bock's Reading

Execupundit

There is a real mixture in Wally Bock's weekend leadership reading. Photo by Ryan Jacobson at Unsplash

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7 Suggestions for Navigating Change When Standing in Muddy Water

Ron Edmondson

Have you ever navigated change through muddy water? What I mean is have you ever had to lead change when no one knew for sure what change was needed? Or have you had to lead change when there wasn’t clear agreement on where the organization needs to go?

Leading Without An Education

Joseph Lalonde

Leadership doesn’t require you to obtain a college degree or formal education. There are many leaders who never completed college. Some never completed grade school. This is great news for those leaders who either dropped out of school or chose a different education path.

The Leader as Gardener

Lead Change Blog

“Well-oiled machine.” ” For most of the time I’ve been in business, that was the metaphor for organizations. Leaders designed machines. Other leaders operated machines. And the machines themselves? Well, they were made up of interchangeable parts. If a part broke or if a part wore out, all you had to do was replace it with another part. That metaphor comes from the early Industrial Age. It made sense then, but it makes little sense now.

Novels for Leaders

Execupundit

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What are You Waiting For? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Today I am talking about a lesson I learned in reading a quote from the Theologian John Henry Newman: “Nothing would be done at all if a person waited until he/she could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.”

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Russian Five

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Most of the movies I attend can be classified as action, suspense, thriller, or comedy. Rarely do I share a Reel Leadership article about a documentary. Today, though, is one of those rare moments and I think you’ll enjoy this one.

16 Answers To What is Good Leadership?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton The theme I noticed in the most viewed posts on this blog in 2018 was Looking For a Better Kind of Leadership. Google reported that the most popular Google searches in 2018 were about how we can be good people. It sounds like it's a great time to explore the question "What is Good Leadership? While it's tempting to over simplify leadership and think about it as any one thing, good leadership can only be fully understood by thinking about it in multiple ways.

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Decision-Making Warning Flag 1a – The Gambler’s Fallacy

Strategy Driven

“The Gambler’s Fallacy, also known as the Monte Carlo Fallacy, is the false belief that the probability of an event in a random sequence is dependent on preceding events, its probability increasing with each successive occasion on which it fails to occur.”

What if critical feedback could transform your leadership?

Aspire-CS

Photo credit 123RF. The feedback the leaders I work with is almost always well balanced between the positive and the critical. Yet its common for them to get most emotional over what they view as the negative comments.

Protectors and Advancers – Two Necessary Team Members

Ron Edmondson

I was meeting with a successful entrepreneur recently. He said something I found interesting and it caused me to further reflect. Side note: These kind of comments are why I always have something with me with which to take notes when I meet with people.). The business leader told me in his business all their employees are either protectors or advancers. He said protectors are usually found in HR, legal or accounting departments. They “protect” the organization.

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Preview Thursday: The Dentist Who Gets It

Lead Change Blog

We are pleased to present this excerpt from The Dentist Who Gets It b y Dr. Steven Hymovitch. How Do You Champion Your People? As much as you may have a put together a diverse team, you need to be diverse in how you, the boss/leader-of-the-team/ employer/lead dentist, handle your people.

Find Something Beautiful Today

Execupundit

[Photo by Arno Smit at Unsplash

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Decision-Making Warning Flag 1b – Weak Analogies

Strategy Driven

“The fallacy of Weak analogy is committed when a conclusion is based on an insufficient, poor, or inadequate analogy. The analogy offered as evidence is faulty because it is irrelevant; the claimed similarity is superficial or unrelated to the issue at stake in the argument.

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Take Credit for your Work

Career Advancement

“On great teams—the kind where people trust each other, engage in open conflict, and then commit to decisions—team members have the courage and confidence to confront one another when they see something that isn’t serving the team.”. Patrick Lencioni~.

The Top 20 Ways to Say What You Really Think

Leadership Freak

The false peace of not saying what you really think eventually sucks the life out of you. Speak up because you’ll complain less if things don’t go your way. 20 ways to… Continue reading → Complaints Conflict resolution Curiosity Decisions Humility Communication Leadership Development organizational success

Seven Subconscious Habits That Sabotage Your Ability to Listen – And Lead

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Fred Halstead : Years ago, I complied with my wife’s request to have my hearing checked. She told me time and again that she felt that I did not consistently hear her. I was surprised and somewhat reluctant, but decided to go to an ENT. Everything checked out and the doctor told me my hearing was fine. As you may have guessed, I realized it wasn’t my hearing that was defective – it was my listening.

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Modern Times

Execupundit

This and much more at Despair

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How To Choose A Niche For Your Writing Business

Strategy Driven

If you run a writing business of any kind or are thinking of starting one, then one of the main things you’re going to need to have in place before you even go any further is to pick your niche.

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How Could One Word Be So Disruptive?

Lead Change Blog

“I hope you have a good lawyer,” said the CEO as he leaned back in his chair. He was referring to my business tagline, “Develop Leaders to Develop Leaders Based on the Foundation of LOVE,” and to my newly released book, Love Like Louie , for eight-year-olds and up. He meant no malice by that comment. He just didn’t know the story of Louie, my rescue pup, and how Louie influenced my writing about love.

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3 Ways to Overcome “That Won’t Work”

Leadership Freak

Naysayers are often right – especially when they’re roadblocks. What works,” emerges AFTER you try. We have a delusional ability to believe we’re right when, in truth, we have nothing to support our… Continue reading → Courage Criticism Failure Mistakes Optimism Personal Growth pessimism Success Taking others higher Culture Leadership Development organizational success

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6 Questions to Ask Before Picking a Point of Sale Software

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