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Leading Thoughts for August 6, 2020

Leading Blog

I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I.

Win Every Day: Proven Practices For Extraordinary Results

Lead Change Blog

All high performance organizations have one thing in common: they excel at execution. The men and women who work there sustain performance at seemingly otherworldly levels of precision, accuracy, and consistency.

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First Look: Leadership Books for August 2020

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in August 2020. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here. The Creator Mindset : 63 Tools to Unlock the Secrets to Innovation, Growth, and Sustainability by Nir Bashan.

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Leaders Win When…

Joseph Lalonde

What should a leader consider a win? I’ve contemplated this quite a bit lately. You’ve probably seen me write articles about what success truly means, what a leader’s responsibility is, and more. All of these are related to leadership wins.

You Might be Right – the Glass is Half Empty – Now What

Leadership Freak

A friend texted, “I think of myself as more of a doomsday preparer.” I texted back, “Ahh! The advantage of pessimism is preparation.” Are there more? Pessimism is, “An inclination to emphasize adverse… Continue reading → Leading Optimism Personal Growth pessimism Leadership Development

Giving Clear Feedback Without Being Mean

Kevin Eikenberry

Leaders sometimes have to give feedback that is hard for people to hear. You are reading this now because you know that is true. Taylor Swift asked in her song, “Why you gotta be so mean?” And truth be told, you may hesitate to give feedback because you don’t want to be seen as mean, […].

Innovation is Everybody’s Business

Leading Blog

E VERYONE has ideas. Innovation is within each of us. We just need to unlock it. Many of us have experienced negative reactions to our ideas and so tend to hold back sharing new ones. If we are going to be an innovator, we need to have a healthy relationship with change.

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4 Keys To Keep Or Restore Passion In Your Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

After years of leading, something begins to happen. The passion you once felt for leading others begins to wane. You feel tired and your heart is no longer in it. You’ve lost your passion. It happens to the best of us. Keeping the passion alive is hard.

The Enemy of Everything Good

Leadership Freak

It was September 10, 2016 when I first wrote, “Everything good in leadership begins with humility.” ” I was proud of myself. The enemy of everything good in leadership is arrogance. The word itself… Continue reading → Humility Personal Growth Growth Leadership Development

Leaders: Is An Insider Mindset Ethical?

Leading in Context

Leaders focus on the good of their teams, organizations and communities. They work to achieve challenging goals and outcomes and they handle day-to-day crises. HOW they do that is shaped by their mindsets.

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The Lessons of the River – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

As the title suggests, today I am sharing lessons we can learn from rivers. Now when I say “rivers”, it’s likely that we all have a different river in mind.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Pursuit Of Happyness

Joseph Lalonde

As I was starting up my computer repair business, I talked to a successful local businessman named Jim Wilde. He had started and run a successful sign company, Wilde Signs. He was excited to see me start a venture of my own and wanted to help in any way he could.

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Burnout to Breakthrough: How to Create Calm from Chaos

Leadership Freak

NEW BOOK GIVEAWAY!! 20 copies available!! Leave a comment on this guest post by Eileen McDargh to become eligible for one of 20 complimentary copies of her new book, Burnout to Breakthrough: Building… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Personal Growth Growth

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One Way Smart Leaders Avoid Micro-Managing Remote Team Members

Let's Grow Leaders

Avoid micro-managing remote team members by scheduling a clear finish Recently we spoke with Shawna, an executive who reflected on the past year and the shift to remote work, “We’ve exceeded our goals, but I also am sure that our failure to […].

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Mastering your Inner Game of Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Ron Garonzik and Rick Lash: In 1938 archeologists in Israel made a remarkable discovery – a cache of 2,500-year-old letters between officers and their commanders.

How to Prepare for Rising Stress Ahead

Michael Lee Stallard

When a big storm is forecast to come our way, Katie, my wife, starts to plan ahead, just in case we lose power: non-perishable food in the pantry (check), flashlights with working batteries (check), gas in the car (check), some cash on hand (check).

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How Leaders Can Bring More Humanity To Their Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

There’s been a growing demand for leaders to be more ‘human’ in the way they lead. While this approach offers many benefits, it also can amplify our inner negativity that leaves us doubting our abilities.

The Path to Meaningful Contribution Begins Here

Leadership Freak

Arrogance stabs itself in the chest in order to get what it wants. But strangely, the beauty of humility terrifies. Arrogance serves self-destructive goals. Humility pursues meaningful contribution. Arrogance: Pretends. Intimidates. Serves itself.… … Continue reading → Leading

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How to Overcome One of the Biggest Challenges of Working From Home

Let's Grow Leaders

The Harvard Business Review article, The Implications of Working Without an Office covers great research about the benefits and challenges of working from home. I highly recommend it. If nothing else to validate those mixed emotions you’re having. Because if you’re like […].

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4 Tips for Teaching and Leading Virtually

Chart Your Course

For the past decade, I have been a part of the “gig economy,” working remotely with clients around the world, and teaching online for four different schools.

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Leading Without Authority: How the New Power of Co-elevation Can Break Down Silos, Transform Teams and Reinvent Collaboration

Kevin Eikenberry

Authority is overrated. Leadership doesn’t have to require authority. In fact, Keith Ferrazzi believes leading without authority is the key to unlocking your teams’ potential to achieve greater success. This is a call to action for all of us, not just those who currently hold a leadership role.

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Don’t Be Paralyzed by Positive Thinking

Next Level Blog

I’m observing (virtually, of course) more and more leaders who are short-termers. By that, I don’t mean that they’re not long for their jobs. What I mean is that they’re not looking far enough out into the future. At the beginning of the pandemic, this probably made sense.

An Essential – But Neglected – Skill that Fuels Success

Leadership Freak

It’s natural to consider your own concerns. It’s leadership to reflect on the concerns of others. The dripping faucet of others is opportunity for perspective taking. Perspective taking – an essential but neglected… Continue reading → Leading

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Leading when “What Were They Thinking?”

Let's Grow Leaders

It can be frustrating when your team’s behavior doesn’t make any sense. But those moments where you wonder “What were they thinking?” ” are also opportunities. In this episode, you’ll get a way forward for the next time you wonder “What were […].

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What Happens When Standing Out Is Not Enough Anymore

Lead from Within

For years, I have been telling rising leaders that the best way to achieve greatness is to stand out from the rest. But these days, standing out is becoming harder and harder to achieve, because everyone is working to stand out and go the extra mile.

What Leaders Can Learn from School this Fall – Guest Blogger Kate Bushnell


For all the parents out there, this back-to-school season comes with an added dose of end-of-summer blues wrought with emotion. The pandemic rages on and there’s so much uncertainty about what’s to come as schools, parents and children navigate unchartered territory and new ways of learning.

6 Top Reasons Why Companies Fly Private

CEO Insider

No matter what is happening in the world executives must still be able to carry on their work as usual, and it’s imperative this happens as time is money.

Change Starts At The Top


Leadership cannot be do as I say, leadership must also be do as I do, show your team how you want to operate. Today’s post is by Pat McManahom, author of The Intentional Sales Manager (CLICK HERE to get your copy). As a sales leader, you have to admit it’s been an interesting year.

Managing Your Business Better In A Post-COVID World

Strategy Driven

The battle with COVID-19 is far from over. There is a long way to go before the world can confidently say that it has a handle on the virus and that life can return to normal.

How to Easily Spot Leadership Qualities in Others

Lead from Within

Something I’m often asked is how you can spot someone with leadership potential.

L’Oréal’s Return-to-Office Hits Some Snags: How to Avoid HR and Communication Blunders as Companies Enter the Next Stage of Pandemic Plans


Calling all HR, PR and Internal Communications professionals…there’s got to be a better way. Reading this CNN article about L’Oréal and their return-to-office efforts made my heart race.

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The Five Attributes of Successful Startup CEOs

CEO Insider

Even though every person is different, and every manager has a unique management style, when looking at many of the successful startup CEOs, one finds interesting similarities.

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The Reason To Ask Why Multiple Times

Eric Jacobson

Asking Why?

Top Reasons Why Selling a Small Business is a Good Idea

Strategy Driven

If you’ve ever considered selling a small business, look no further. People sell businesses for a variety of reasons, but most of them revolve around getting away from something.

Collaboration Improves Business Outcomes


Creating a culture of overt collaboration is foundational to an organizations ability to maximize results. Today’s post is by thoughtLEADERS principal Maureen Metcalf.

Free Webinar for IC Leaders – Rebooting Communications: Creating Your Path Forward Communication Plan 2.0


The world – and business – have changed significantly in 2020. Communicators have risen to the challenge during COVID-19 and in response to job losses, social unrest and other issues by pivoting quickly to address urgent needs, reprioritizing and doing things in a different way.

Optimizing your virtual presence now

Anese Cavanaugh

As we become more and more virtually-based (V), leading team meetings, having 1:1's, teaching, speaking, dating, relating, and all things human connection over pixels, our Intentional Energetic Presence® (IEP) + (V) is more important than ever.

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