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3 Ways to Be a Positive Leader

Leading Blog

This is a guest post by best-selling author and speaker, Jon Gordon about the value of developing positive relationships with the people you lead.

The Power of Positive Feedback (and More)

Kevin Eikenberry

In any coaching workshop I lead, or in any conversation with leaders that turns to coaching, the discussion of positive feedback will ensue. How much positive feedback should be given? Building Relationships Developing Others Leadership Learning coaching encouragement positive feedback supportIf I give them [.].

The Mighty Pen – Four Reasons to Write Positive Feedback Down

Kevin Eikenberry

Every leader, supervisor, coach, team member and parent has been told of the value of giving positive feedback. We’ve learned all of the basics about giving positive feedback successfully: make it timely, make it specific, and when giving positive feedback consider sharing it publicly. [.]. We’ve heard reasons why.

Four Ways Leaders Position Their Teams for Success

C-Level Strategies

and was surprised the responses were not more positive. Encouragement is easy to give away and fosters positivity on your team.

Three Reasons A Leader Must Have a Positive Attitude

Kevin Eikenberry

You don’t have to have a positive attitude to have a leadership role, and you don’t even have to have it to lead. But you definitely must have a positive attitude if you want to lead successfully for an [.]. The title of this article is pretty declarative, don’t you think? Actually it isn’t completely true.

Are You On Track For 2011?

Rich Gee Group

You’ve had 20 days to kick off 2011 the right way. Today is January 20th. You know, MAKE A DIFFERENCE. How’s it working for you? Smile or Die!

My Most Life Opening Leadership Lesson of 2011

C-Level Strategies

Because ultimately, when we empower others – when we trust others with power – we put ourselves in a vulnerable position. Thank you!

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Catalyst 2011: David Kinnaman

Ron Edmondson

Kinnaman closed by saying, “We have a great opportunity to guide this next generation in a positive way.” Related posts: Join Me at Catalyst Conference 2011. Catalyst East 2011: Welcome to Atlanta. I’m at Catalyst Atlanta this week and will be trying to get my notes live as soon as I can. What do you think?

Is Social Media an Excuse for Brand Positioning Laziness? | In the.

In the CEO Afterlife

Is Social Media an Excuse for Brand Positioning Laziness? Finally, I typed in social media and brand positioning. December 2011.

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The Positive Runs Out

The Recovering Engineer

During the training class, I made the point that only positive reinforcements encourage people to give high-level, maximum effort.

Secrets of Positive Feedback

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Douglas R. Conant for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out other articles and resources, and/or sign up for a free subscription to Harvard Business Review’s Daily Alerts, please click here. * * * Have you ever noticed how a pat

The “Sweet 16? of Positive Work Environments

Leadership Freak

People in positive work environments love to see the boss coming. If people start worrying when you show up, you’re a downer. If people love to see you leave, you’re a loser. If your team hates receiving calls from you, you’re a lousy leader. They love seeing you because they’ll go further with you than [.].

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

C-Level Strategies

SPGonz Reply Lisa Petrilli January 13, 2011 at 10:18 am Steve, Love the coffee comment! Photo is Jumping for Joy by jsorbieus. Petrilli.

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7 Suggestions When Interviewing for a Church Staff Position

Ron Edmondson

This week I had two people email through my blog asking for suggestions when interviewing with a church for a staff position.

The very best way to “contain” positively engaged employees

First Friday Book Synopsis

As all supervisors already know, employees can be either positively or negatively engaged. The former are evangelists; the later are subversives. The challenge is to develop and then retain the number of evangelists. The Container Store is among very few companies that know the answer. It continues to hire at each of its 47 [.].

Leadership Evaluation Summary & Observations 2011

Ron Edmondson

Someday this will be an additional staff position, but in the meantime, I must work hard to grow as a manager. What do you see as my strengths?

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Positivity Pays Off

Leaders. Better. Brighter.

How helpful are positive emotions in the workplace? In business, positive emotions yield: Better decisions. Better team work.

How To Start Fresh In 2011. | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

We begin to hate ourselves and think we ‘lost our chance’ to change in 2011. We humans are a wily bunch nervous animals. Enjoy!

Has Community Manager Become an Entry Level Position?

Managing Communities

photo credit: Ross Griff In my last article, I talked about the Community Manager job title and how it can mean a lot of different things to different people. I’d like to continue that discussion today by reflecting on another trend that I have noticed. I am hearing about companies that have training programs for [.]. Thinking

The Absolutely, Positively, No Doubt About It Way To Keep Customers – In A Nutshell

Terry Starbucker

I’ve seen a lot of books out there lately that have taken a lot of pages to explain how to get and keep customers, but it’s really pretty simple: Thank your customers for their business, preferably with a smile. Follow the Golden Rule in all your communications with customers, no matter the form. Tweet This Post.

Musical Chairs – The Employment Outlook for 2011

Survive Your Promotion

You will see many more resumes for your open positions now than you did last year or in 2009. Survive Your Promotion! Some (many!)

The Dark Side Of Positive Thinking

What Do You Want From Them

Barbara Ehrenreich explores the darker side of positive thinking. I think this is an important message. First seen on

The January Leadership Development Carnival: Best of 2011 Edition

Great Leadership By Dan

This month's edition is a special "Best of 2011" collection of leadership development blog posts from many of our regular Carnival contributors.

5 Keys to Effectively Communicating Appreciation in the Workplace

Great Leadership By Dan

If you want the positive message to be heard loud and clear, don’t follow your affirmation with a “Now, if you would only…” message. Be genuine.

LeadershipNow 140: August 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from August 2011 that you might have missed: From @wallybock: Grading Steve Jobs: A+, A, and Incomplete.

The Three Most Important Words

Kevin Eikenberry

Decision Making Influence Leadership Learning Quotations Success determination focus positive attitudeAfter many gifts and the pleanty of trips to the library, one of the first inspirational, self improvement authors I spent my money to invest in was Denis Waitley. If you aren’t familiar with his work, click on his name [.].

3 Ways to Confront Economic Adversity in 2011

Coaching Tip

By Guest Author Al Weatherhead. Time and Patience. Nonetheless, business investment has stabilized and is ever increasing. Deregulation.

The Essence of Strategy (Part 2) | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

by John • October 30, 2011 • Human Resources , Leadership , Marketing , Strategy • 4 Comments. October 31, 2011 at 11:12 am.

5 Characteristics of the Antiquated Leader

Ron Edmondson

The fact is that many leaders who are in the highest positions these days developed their leadership style in another generation. Have you noticed? This has produced a plethora of what I call antiquated leaders. That creates tension in many organizations, including many churches today. What would you add to my list?

10 Secrets of Many Senior Pastors

Ron Edmondson

Here are 10 “secrets” about many senior pastors: Leading from this position is overwhelming at times. James 5:17).

How to be Positive when things are Negative

Leadership Freak

Image source “Leaders need to be excited about what is possible rather than managing what is,” Doug Conant, former CEO of Campbell’s Soup. The context of Leadership: During our second conversation, Doug explained that, “Leaders are called in when problems are big.” People look to you when things aren’t working. Doug shared his recollection of [.].

7 Random Pieces of Advice for the Younger Leader

Ron Edmondson

Be a genuinely positive influence on your team. I love working with younger leaders. Some of it hard experiences. It’s okay.

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Leadership & Influence

N2Growth Blog

Focus on the Positive : Don’t waste time with those that only see problems and flaws, but cannot ever seem to create solutions. Trust Matters….

7 Traits of an Insecure Leader

Ron Edmondson

They remain protective of their position or performance. Insecurity always shows up in a person’s life. 7 Traits of Courageous Leadership.

12 Killers of Good Leadership

Ron Edmondson

Good leaders remain humbled by the position of authority entrusted to them. Others will follow. That’s what leaders do.

10 little Things That Will Make a BIG Difference In Your Leadership

Terry Starbucker

There are leaders, and then there are LEADERS. Because your tone and inflections didn’t match the words. Lead well! Leadership

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My Hardest Advice for Young Leaders

Ron Edmondson

Young leaders be patient, teachable, humble, grateful and moldable as your enter positions of authority and as you are given responsibility.

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Maxwell's 5 Levels of Leadership

Leading Blog

As shown below, the first level is POSITION. Your influence comes from your position. At the same time, you can go down very quickly.

We Need People Who Can Lead Regardless Of Their Title

Lead Change Blog

Best of Blogs Series Leadership Development authority employees leader Leadership positions titlesThe success of any organization be it a business, non-profit, educational institution or government, depends on its people. All the fancy strategies, creations and technology mean absolutely nothing without people to make it happen.

7 Essentials For A Quality Culture

The Leadership Advisor

A respectful dialog can take place for the sake of understanding the position of another. Empowered people make positive changes.