2011

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Leadership Integrity: The Key to Influencing

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As leaders, we have all either been influenced or have influenced others in the course of our work life. Sometimes you intentionally influence others. And at other times, you unknowingly influence them. You discover your profound impact when the person you influenced comes and tell you how you have made a difference in their lives. [.].

10 Ways To Make Your Employees Adore You

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Please do not confuse adoration with lovability, or even likability. Effective leaders have a mystique about them that sets them apart from other mortals. They have an ability to garner respect, admiration, reverence, and generally high regard wherever they go. These are the elements of adoration that we will be dealing with in this article. Different [.]. Servant Leadership business leadership Management

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Top 10 Ways to Be a Bad Leader

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My articles usually focus on how to be a good leader, or perhaps a better leader. In fact, most leadership articles available on the internet or elsewhere focus on the positive elements of leading. Many leadership writers prefer to write about completely positive things and focus on what leaders should do to be recognized as [.]. Servant Leadership

On Leadership And Ego

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Lighten Up Or Heavy Up…The Choice Is Yours Have you ever noticed that a lot of people tend to take themselves too seriously? You know who I mean: Those folks who huff and puff with righteous indignation when they are challenged. Those people who glare and stare when someone says something they believe is inappropriate. [.]. Leading & Developing Other Leaders Practical Steps to Influence Servant Leadership

3 Leadership Lessons that Steve Jobs Never Learned

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Imagine the potential Steve Jobs had if he had been a Leader… A quick Google search will return descriptive words for Steve Jobs, who passed away the evening of October 5th, 2011. Genius Visionary Perfectionist Hard-driving executive Brilliant Creative Master Showman Cult Hero Co-founder Without a doubt, there is something quite amazing about watching someone [.].

The Measure of Leadership

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With a title like “The Measure of Leadership,” you might think that I have bitten off a little more than I can chew for a short blog post… You might be right; but because there are literally thousands of articles, blogs, and websites dedicated to discussions of leadership, I wanted to offer a logical definition of it in a [.]. Leadership Lessons Learned Leading & Developing Other Leaders Servant Leadership business leadership Leadership Development

Leadership Blind Spots: 5 Reasons to Look in the Mirror

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You have blind spots. Just like the cars we drive, you have them as a leader. Some of us have HUGE blind spots. Some of us have moderate sized blind spots. And then some are lucky enough to have very small ones. …But we all have them. The Blind Leading Himself Over the years, my [.]. Leadership Assessments Leadership Lessons Learned Leading Change Professional Development business leadership Management News

How To Overcome The Fear Of Public Speaking

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Everyone on earth, except perhaps those who have completely taken leave of their senses, has fears of one kind or another. Fear is as much a part of the human emotional system as joy, anger and love. Many times, our fears add value to our lives because they prevent us from doing dangerous things but [.]. Servant Leadership

Leaders: Are You Willing To Risk Your Life?

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On Remembrance Day and Veterans Day, it is important for us all to reflect on the sacrifice and devotion to duty shown by so many of our brave men and women all over the world. “What does the observation of past and present wars mean to you?” ” November 11th is not about poppies, wreaths or [.]. Conflict Management Leadership Lessons Learned Leading & Developing Other Leaders Servant Leadership November 11 Remembrance Day Veterans Day

On Leadership and The Value Of Honesty

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As children, most of us had parents who tried to convince us that cheaters never prosper and liars will not go to heaven. The theory is of course a great one, but almost every day in the news I hear about business leaders being charged and convicted for a variety of commercial crimes. Lying, Cheating [.]. Servant Leadership

Easter Is For Leaders

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Easter is a holiday celebrated each spring in many countries throughout the world. It is a Christian religious celebration based on the scriptures which indicate that Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his crucifixion. Arise and Shine Each year we celebrate the resurrection on Easter Sunday. Interestingly, Easter can be considered [.]. Servant Leadership

Leading From the Dark Side: 4 Dangerous Leadership Styles

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“Luke, Stay Away from the Dark Side.&# Have you heard of these leaders: Adolph Hitler, Jim Jones, Thomas Jefferson, Donald Rumsfeld, or Robert E. Some list, right? The common denominator is something basic: it’s what happens when some of the qualities necessary to good leadership harden, or morph into something else: the “Dark Side” of leadership. If [.]. Leadership Lessons Learned Organizational Health Practical Steps to Influence Servant Leadership

The Mind of a Servant Leader

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A new leadership idea was introduced not too long ago that is impacting the world in which we live and work. It is called “Servant Leadership.&# New and Radical Robert Greenleaf introduced the business world to Servant Leadership through his work at AT&T in the 1970’s. It was a dramatic shift from command-and-control leadership models that [.]. Leadership vs. Management Leading & Developing Other Leaders Practical Steps to Influence Servant Leadership

Leaders: 4 Simple Steps and 5 Easy Tips for Real Team Building

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In this article, we turn a true light on the process of “team building.” ” This is about team building from the leadership perspective. Team building gets a lot of lip service in leadership circles. But practical steps sometimes get lost in a maze of details. 4 Steps and 5 Tips When a team can look [.]. Leadership Lessons Learned Professional Development Team Building Leadership Values Measurements business leadership Management Organizational Health

How Do Leaders Make Time for Social Media?

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You read every day about the importance of getting involved with Social Media – LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, blogging…the list can seem endless. If you haven’t already jumped on the bandwagon, you may be thinking this: “Who has time for that, with everything else I’m juggling at work?” It would be easy for an already-swamped [.].

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How To Lead Generation “Y”

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The members of the demographic, commonly known as Generation “Y” were born between the years 1981 and 1994, which makes them ages 17 to 30 in year 2011. They are the young up-and-coming leaders of society. There are a lot of them, and since they will soon fill most of the jobs being given up [.]. Servant Leadership business Coaching leadership Leadership Development Management

4 Characteristics of A Trustworthy Leader

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Trust is absolutely essential and necessary to leadership. But just how trustworthy are we? And can it be measured or gauged in real time? Trust could sometimes be perceived as a quality a leader has or doesn't have

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Leading Green: 6 Steps to Sustainable Teams

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The key to leading sustainable teams, or “Leading Green,” is to enable an organizational culture that is full of trust and free of fear, instead of full of fear and free of trust. If you are a supervisor who has already accomplished this, read no further. However, if you are like most of us and [.]. Servant Leadership business leadership Management

Managing Change: Out of Sight, But Not Out of Mind

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Throughout my career as a C-level executive, management troubleshooter, and organization consultant, I have been around the change/transformation process a number of times. For me, some of these “change programs” have been more successful and enjoyable than others. Observations on Change To provide some valuable experiences to you in an effort to help you learn and [.].

6 Ways To Build Your Strategic Network

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Collaborative technologies are changing the way we develop and maintain relationships. While they’re making it easier to stay in touch, they’re also increasing the size of our networks. To get the most out of our growing list of relationships, it’s become essential to build a strategy into our networking.

Leadership Lesson from Captain Picard

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Leadership lessons come from all sorts of different places. Persons, events, articles, conversations, quotes, scriptures. Some intended as motivational and inspirational, some happenstance and epiphanic. As a fan of the sci-fi genre, I have spent too much time traveling “where no person has gone before.” ” While those hours at first blush may seem like time [.].

The Simple Truth of Leadership

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Our current society seems to validate leadership when it’s supported by complex, intellectualized back-up material. And no one seems to question it. As a matter of fact, every day more research gets financed and leadership models are produced to “improve the leadership dynamics” as we know them. This has led to a wild growth of information [.].

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We Should Honour Christmas All Year Long!

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“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” ~ Charles Dickens (1812-1870), English author. From “A Christmas Carol” I was quite taken by this quote from Charles Dickens. This line from “A Christmas Carol” reminds us of the fact that for most people, the true spirit of kindness [.]. Articles of Faith Practical Steps to Influence

How To Deal With Water Cooler Talk

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Water cooler talks are those nasty, backstabbing, grumble sessions that employees like to have from time to time at work. During those discussions negativity takes the lead and gossip rules the day. Nothing good ever comes from it and yet it is a very popular pastime in a lot of workplaces. “I I like to refer [.].

Leadership and The Butterfly Effect

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The Butterfly Effect. The Butterfly Effect is a scientific theory that essentially says that a small change at one place in a complex system can have large effects elsewhere.

Positive Passion Leads To Success

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“Genuine leaders never pursue or expect adulation or “star” status. When they receive it, they accept it graciously and move on to the next challenge. Leadership is not about personal victory. It is about winning through teamwork and positive energy by and for every member of the team.” ~ Wayne Kehl My book, A Passion [.]. Servant Leadership

Leading Clean: Killing Your Conflict Phobia

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Afraid of conflicts? Always getting in conflicts and don’t know what to do? Are you avoiding conflicts because of the fear involved. Well, you may be suffering from conflict phobia. And it’s probably time to overcome that phobia and turn that fear into a strength! The key to deal with any conflict is to act [.]. Conflict Management

Leaders: Generation “Y” Is Getting A Bum Rap

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I am a man in his fifties who spent the majority of his career as a manager of people. During that time I have managed Boomers, Generation “X”, Generation “Y” and even a few Traditionals. Traditionals are people now in their late sixties to early nineties. Of all the age or generation groups I had the [.]. Future Leadership Issues Leadership Lessons Learned Servant Leadership Baby boomer

On Leadership, Change and Levi’s Red Tab Jeans

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I love my Levi’s jeans and I will not change! When I was a teenager, I became very attached to Levi’s jeans. Most of my friends wore Levi’s Red Tab jeans and we all thought we looked pretty darned cool! “…and so did the ladies…” (Well, at least that’s what we told each other…) Living [.]. Future Leadership Issues Leadership Lessons Learned Servant Leadership business leadership Leadership Development Management

On Seeding and Weeding – A Way of Leading

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Growing your business is both an art and a science. It involves so many moving parts, changing conditions, and threats from all sides that it almost seems like a company is “an actual living organism.” ” But rather than diving too deep into a super-complex living organism like a bumble bee to explain group and financial dynamics, let’s [.]. Leading & Developing Other Leaders Practical Steps to Influence Professional Development Customer Service Real Estate

How to Become a Level 5 Leader

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Leadership is one of my greatest passions! I am totally immersed in it, I love teaching it, and I love learning from it! And the more teaching I do on the subject of leadership, the more learning I receive from it. I learn from the process and from the wonderfully diverse people with whom I engage on the [.]. Practical Steps to Influence Servant Leadership Team Building Leadership business Dave Ramsey John C. Maxwell leadership

Leadership in 6 Key Words

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As I read the many great posts on this blogazine (and elsewhere), it seems we often take for granted a key question: What exactly is leadership? I want to propose a working definition, and get your feedback on what you think. I propose this definition: “Leadership is the ability to influence people so they willingly accomplish the goals you are accountable for achieving.” 6 Key [.].

What Makes A Superstar Employee?

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The secret to success that all great employers have discovered is as simple as, “right person-right job.” When people are placed into jobs they can excel in every time, miracles can happen. Hmmm… Think about the following questions: Have you ever noticed how managers, supervisors and leaders of all kinds often expect everyone to perform [.]. Coaching Corner Leadership Assessments Leading & Developing Other Leaders Life Balance Organizational Health Servant Leadership

Leadership: On Ego and Success

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Winners, losers and survivors exist all around us. The world is full of people who become famous through excellent results alongside those who gain notoriety because of poor performance. Interestingly, mediocrity is much more common than success or failure in most areas of human endeavour. The Mundane Middle Most people get by, but seldom excel. [.]. Servant Leadership

Leadership Lessons: Slow Is The New Fast

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It is time to bust open the myth about speed being the winning card for success. Speed is not your friend. Speed kills. Unfortunately, “speed&# is what is taught in many leadership development classes today as the way to success. The name of that game is: “Fast and Ferocious Wins!&# But I have three countering [.]. Professional Development business communication Openess Patterns Redefining Leadership Sucess Transformation

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Leadership Clarity: Can They See You Now?

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Though it seems a clichéd notion improving your company culture starts at the top, you have to lead by example. Is what you say what they see? To make sure, just lead by example to improve your organizational culture. Be Somebody Real If you’re a leader who promotes a company culture of “do what I [.]. Leadership Lessons Learned Leading & Developing Other Leaders Organizational Health Professional Development Team Building Leadership business communication leadership

The Silent Language of Leaders

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Communication is difficult. Sometimes the message you intend to get across is understood by others, but many times it is not. Communication consists of more than the spoken or written word—nonverbal messages are conveyed as well. Future Leadership Issues Leadership Lessons Learned Leading & Developing Other Leaders body language communication deception eye movements facial features gestures handshakes lying Non-verbal Communication verbal behavior women's intuition

Leadership Hybrid Theory: Dawn of the “Leadager”

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It’s the 21st century and, being an ‘evolved species’, we’ve come to recognise the need for progressive adaptation in response to external stimuli and environmental conditions to maintain competitive advantage. Civilised society has put comfortable distance between ‘natural selection’ and survival. Creating the Corporate From perpetual battles under empirical regimes to co-operative negotiation and global [.].

On Leadership, Feedback, and Effective Solutions

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Leaders are responsible for creating a work atmosphere where employees can offer and acquire feedback that guides and directs their performance. “Quality feedback is meant to enhance decisions in the face of change. This feedback is meant to maximize company-wide acceptance when adaptations are required, and is also designed to supply recommendations that increase performance [.].

Are You a Strong Leader on the Inside?

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John C. Maxwell defines leadership as influence. He shares; “Leadership is not a noun; not a position; it is a verb, action. It is about increasing your influence with others in order to enhance their leadership potential.&# As leaders, we are providing hope and opportunity to the world at large and people are looking for [.].