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. In turn, they are more likely to share their positive energy with your customers, thus enhancing service and the bottom line.

Four Ways Leaders Position Their Teams for Success

C-Level Strategies

and was surprised the responses were not more positive. You see, I believe leaders have a vital responsibility to position their team members for success. Parents have a vital responsibility to ensure that their children are positioned for success in school.

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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 supportHere are just a smattering of the questions that come up. Don’t people already know if they are doing it well? If 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. [.]. Building Relationships Developing Others Leadership coaching encouragement feedback positive feedback written feedback

My Most Life Opening Leadership Lesson of 2011

C-Level Strategies

As someone who obviously loves to reflect and ponder at every opportunity, I made a cup of South African tea and sat down by my fireplace anticipating a thoughtful hour spent thinking about what I’d write about when it came to my own most impactful leadership lesson of 2011.

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Are You On Track For 2011?

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 Are You On Track For 2011? You’ve had 20 days to kick off 2011 the right way.

The 10 Elements of Positive Performance Management

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from John Mattone: The fundamental belief underlying Positive Performance Management (PPM) is this: Leaders and their employees must strive to make performance reviews complete, honest, and timely. The Ten Elements of Positive Performance Management.

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. David Kinnaman , President of the Barna Group, shared his latest research and the basis of his newest book “You Lost Me” at a Catalyst Lab today.

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

In the CEO Afterlife

Is Social Media an Excuse for Brand Positioning Laziness? by John • September 19, 2011 • Branding , Marketing , Strategy • 2 Comments. What bothers me is this: conspicuous by its absence is online advice on brand positioning in the medium. 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. If you stop giving encouragement, praise, and other positive input to people; eventually the positive runs out.&#

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! L Reply Angela Mazzi January 13, 2011 at 10:12 am I really appreciated this post and your creative ideas for clarifying who you are and why anyone (not just a potential employer) should care.

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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 [.]. Health Marks of leaders Motivation Optimism Taking others higher Culture Leadership Development Organizational Development

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 [.].

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. You don’t want to take the position if it’s not.

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. Related posts: The Team Evaluates the Leader, 2011 Edition.

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Positivity Pays Off

Leaders. Better. Brighter.

How helpful are positive emotions in the workplace? Scientists have been studying the the brain for centuries and have learned more recently about how we achieve optimal functioning, the term positivity has finally captured business leaders’ interests.

How To Start Fresh In 2011. | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 How To Start Fresh In 2011. We begin to hate ourselves and think we ‘lost our chance’ to change in 2011.

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. If you mess up with a customer, own up to it and apologize.

Surveying Strategy: The Positioning School


The positioning school is most closely associated with its undisputed champion, Harvard professor Michael Porter. In the 1980s, the positioning school somewhat displaced the planning school. The positioning school favored a focus on the actual content of the strategy, rather then the formal process of developing it. The school draws its name from its emphasis that only a few key strategic positions within the marketplace were worth pursuing.

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 societyforhumanisticpsychology.blogspot.com.

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. They will only remember the constructive criticism, and may not even hear the positive.

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. Reason: "This was our most read piece of original content published in 2011". It got a lot of views, “likes”, and positive comments.".

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. sciam: The Pitfalls of Positive Thinking : How rosy thoughts can lead to negative outcomes.

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. Since then I’ve read many of his books, listened to his audio programs and met him. If you aren’t familiar with his work, click on his name [.].

3 Ways to Confront Economic Adversity in 2011

Coaching Tip

Transforming time from an adversary into an ally has helped me develop the positive mindset to be able to dust myself off from my own early business failures and build my company, Weatherchem, into the leader in my industry. . By Guest Author Al Weatherhead.

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. October 31, 2011 at 11:52 am. October 31, 2011 at 12:33 pm. October 31, 2011 at 10:36 pm. December 2011. November 2011.

Musical Chairs – The Employment Outlook for 2011

Survive Your Promotion

While the idea that 84% of your team members are actively on the hunt is disturbing enough, what’s more disturbing is that the unemployment level is not predicted to fall much during 2011. You will see many more resumes for your open positions now than you did last year or in 2009.

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10 Secrets of Many Senior Pastors

Ron Edmondson

Here are 10 “secrets” about many senior pastors: Leading from this position is overwhelming at times. Sometimes we allow insecurity to cause us to become overprotective of our reputation and our position. I get to hang out and know many senior pastors.

5 Characteristics of the Antiquated Leader

Ron Edmondson

Home About Consulting Church Family Leadership Navigation: Home » Leadership » Change » 5 Characteristics of the Antiquated Leader 5 Characteristics of the Antiquated Leader February 10, 2011 in Change , Culture , Innovation , Leadership , Organizational Leadership , Team Leadership with 11 Comments What’s important in leadership has changed these days, because organizations and people have changed.

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. It keeps me young and it helps to know I’m investing in something and someone who will likely last beyond my lifetime. I want to share some things I’ve learned from experience.

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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. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. You cannot be a effective leader without influence.

The Accidental Leader Who Changes the World

C-Level Strategies

For me it’s: Someone who finds themself unexpectedly in a position of leadership to which they did not originally aspire. People put into positions they might not have anticipated even a week ago, who are rising to the occasion.

7 Traits of an Insecure Leader

Ron Edmondson

They remain protective of their position or performance. When personal information is revealed, it’s always shared in the most positive light. Insecurity always shows up in a person’s life. It can be disguised, but it can’t be hidden.

12 Killers of Good Leadership

Ron Edmondson

Good leaders remain humbled by the position of authority entrusted to them.

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 [.]. Author Interview Leading Marks of leaders Optimism Leadership Development

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

Terry Starbucker

Positive Attitude – I’ve called it “ turning grey into great ” – the ability of a leader to be able to look at the literal world in a favorable way.

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My Hardest Advice for Young Leaders

Ron Edmondson

Recently I wrote a post entitled “ 7 Random Pieces of Advice for Younger Leaders “ It’s received a fair amount of positive attention, so I thought I should share one more…at least for now.

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Leadership Advice: Getting Others to Follow Your Lead

C-Level Strategies

In essence, if I am working with someone who is exuding very high (positive) energy regarding the work we are doing, I will absorb that and reflect it back into my day and into other projects. A few weeks ago I began offering my readers the opportunity to sign up for my new eNewsletter.

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