5 Ideas To Direct Your Best Energy Toward Your Greatest Purpose

Lead Change Blog

Self Leadership energy impact personal energy Purpose Urgency Posted in Self Leadership Think about what you did over the last couple of hours. If you ranked all of the most important things you have to do, did you spend your time on activities that advance the top items from your list? There are times when I feel like I can’t work on my highest and best purpose. [.].

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LeadershipNow 140: June 2013 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from June 2013 that you might have missed: The Gift Of Being Present by @LollyDaskal. From Mike Henry Sr: 5 Ideas To Direct Your Best Energy Toward Your Greatest Purpose. Culture and the Chief Executive CEOs are stepping up to role as leaders of their company’s thinking and behavior. 5 Signs You Lack Integrity by @cnieuwhof. How to Overcome the 3 Organizational Barriers to Leadership Development by @greatleadership.

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LeadershipNow 140: May 2013 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from May 2013 that you might have missed: Why Managers Haven''t Embraced Complexity by Richard Straub - HBR. Entrepreneurs: Step Away from the Energy Drinks by @BarbaraMendez. Leadership Lesson: The Difference Between Google and Apple by @mikemyatt. Good advice from @wallybock: Ideas are like the rain. Seven Tips for Taming Your Calendar by @scotteblin. Making The Case For Creating Meaningful Work by @TanveerNaseer.

LeadershipNow 140: April 2013 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from April 2013 that you might have missed: Ariens CEO outlines Seven Skills of a Lean Leader. Six Steps to Energy " Dan Rockwell ?@Leadershipfreak. How Do You Show Up As A Leader In Your Organization? by @TanveerNaseer. From Fortune > Is there really such thing as a ''global CEO''? When do you need to show more support when presenting ideas ? JohnBaldoni shares the answer with #AMAPlaybook. People Skills: Responding With Dignity by @katenasser.

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Six Steps to Energy

Leadership Freak

Leaders correct too much and affirm too little. Hold monthly affirmation sessions. Here’s how. Invite one key player to an affirmation sessions for the sole purpose of encouragement. Be prepared. You do this so little it may freak them out. First, clarify mission, vision, and values. Second, honor their admirable qualities, outstanding service, consistency of character, [.].

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Are You an Energy Leader, or an Energy Drainer? Test Yourself.

Engaging Leader

” I would add more energy to any situation than I took away. The post Are You an Energy Leader, or an Energy Drainer? Blog Human energy In his upcoming book Die Empty, (releasing 9/26), Todd Henry explains the importance of establishing a personal “code of ethics,” which is a set of lenses that defines how you engage in your work. One of Henry’s own ethics has been “Energizing.”

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10 Ways to Zap Energy and Squash Enthusiasm

Let's Grow Leaders

Low energy abounds. 10 Energy Zappers 1. The post 10 Ways to Zap Energy and Squash Enthusiasm appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Related Stories May 2013 Leadership Development Carnival In Defense of Wow: It’s Okay to Be Impressed 7 Unusual Ways to Motivate Your Sales Team. Culture Empowerment motivation Performance Recognition Results energy enthusiasm leadership Bad leaders suck life-force from their teams. They don’t mean too.

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5 Ways to Unblock Leadership Energy

Let's Grow Leaders

I felt my energy drain as I drove toward the call center. The center’s results were stagnant– it was time to dig deeper. Joe’s energy ignited [.] The post 5 Ways to Unblock Leadership Energy appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. accountability Change Communication confidence Culture Execution acupuncture blockages energy enouragement execution motivation

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28 Ways Leaders Re-charge Their Batteries: How to Increase Energy, Improve Mood, and Manage Stress

Engaging Leader

In 2007, the company experimented with training 15 director-level Googlers on healthy energy management. The post 28 Ways Leaders Re-charge Their Batteries: How to Increase Energy, Improve Mood, and Manage Stress appeared first on Engaging Leader. Blog Human energy Self-leadership In 2006, Google became concerned that their highly intelligent, passionate employees were burning out.

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4 Ways to Change the Energy Conversation!

Great Leadership By Dan

Sandy Pentland and Daniel Olguin at MIT’s Human Dynamics Lab outfitted five executives with devices that recorded data on their social signals – not what they said, but their tone of voice, gesticulation, proximity to others, personal energy, and more. No matter how skilled any of us are at what we do - if our personal energy is not expansive, visceral, infectious, our impact in the world is significantly hampered. This energy-duality-lens is limiting and simply not very helpful.

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The Energy of Busy…

Anese Cavanaugh

Let’s do this instead… “Busy” has an energy about it. Of course, you can insert any energy that doesn’t serve you here: “It’s hard” or “It won’t work” are two of my favorites for sabotage, letting ourselves off the hook, and/or retreating when we’re scared. Now take that energy to your colleague. The mental energy she’d spent, holding busy to avoid disappointed, was hers again. Got a minute?

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Energy Leadership: Anabolic vs. Catabolic


In Energy Leadership: Transforming your Workplace and your Life from the Core , Bruce Schneider outlines two forms of energy that show up in our lives: anabolic and catabolic. Anabolic Energy. Anabolic energy is constructive, expanding, fueling, healing, and growth-oriented; it releases endorphins. Anabolic energy helps you move forward and achieve long-term goals, achieve successful results on your projects, and is critical in leading others in the same direction.

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The January 2013 Leadership Development Carnival: Best of 2012 Edition

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to The January 2013 Leadership Development Carnival: Best of 2012 Edition! I firmly believe that if we redeployed even a fraction of the time and energy we spend focusing on failure toward learning from success, we'd get a lot farther faster.". I chose this post not just because it elicited strong interest from readers in many countries, but because it may help foster personal reflection and inquiry at the start of 2013. Expect to hear much more from her in 2013.".

No Joke: The April 1st, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the April 1st, 2013 Leadership Development Carnival! If you are wrestling with where you are right now, this may help you clarify where you need to focus your energy and your effort.”. I’ve never been a fan of practical jokes, so April fool’s Day is one of my least favorite days of the year. However, this year is different, because I get to host the April Carnival and bring you an outstanding collection of the “best of the best” in leadership development.

4 Breakthrough Leadership Strategies for 2013


When it comes to business, great things can also happen when we apply the catalytic energy of the New Year to our teams and organizations. 2013 represents a great opportunity to leapfrog our mental models and innovate our way to breakthroughs for ourselves, our teams, our organizations and, of course, our customers. And in today’s 2013 environment, uncertainty has never been greater. The New Year brings about resolutions to redefine the status quo.

The neuroscience of sleep: Russell Foster at TEDGlobal 2013

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob''s blog entries Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Brasenose College at the University of Oxford James Duncan Davidson Margaret Thatcher: “Sleep is for wimps” Royal Society Sleep is for energy conservation [comma] to save calories Sleep is for restoration [comma] to replenish and repair metabolic processes Sleep: A Very Short Introduction Steven W. Here is an excerpt from an article posted by Thu-Huong Ha at the TED website.

5 ways to get emotional energy

Deep Imprints

There are some days that I have endless amounts of energy – and others where I don’t. Not just physical energy, but that “push through” energy. This morning, my self-conversation (yes, I’m one of those people who drives down the road talking to themselves) led me to this: When I’m low on energy I often. Read More » Coaching Leadership Move Forward emotional energy focus life balance pray

Decision Making: The Seven Levels of Energy


Decision Making: The Seven Levels of Energy. ” We don’t often consider the way decisions are driven by energy: anabolic (positive) and catabolic (negative). I’ve covered these forms of energy in another post. Today, we’ll explore how they relate to decision making and the Seven Levels of Energy that Bruce Schneider identifies in Energy Leadership: Transforming Your Workplace and Your Life from the Core.

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The December 2013 Leadership Development Carnival: Leadership at the Movies Edition

Great Leadership By Dan

Leaders with this kind of intense integrity are very specific about what they will and won''t do, without wasting energy on guilt, and they ask their team for the same level of integrity. With this focus, the energy of the group becomes immediately efficient and focused. The movies can be a rich source of leadership inspiration and help us identify role models and examples of leadership skills and characteristics that we can choose to develop.

Minneapolis Book Events July 2013


In January, we started something called the Business Book Breakfast — and groups of 25-50 exciting, high energy, curious and fun people have gathered at 6:45 AM the 4 th Wednesday of every month, to share thoughts and ideas about five very amazing books. The post Minneapolis Book Events July 2013 appeared first on | Elements of Leadership Blog. by Gary Cohen. Minneapolis Book Events: A Business Book Bonanza of Minnesota Based Authors.

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The Power of Human Energy: Angela Ahrendts at TEDx Hollywood

First Friday Book Synopsis

In her TEDx presentation, Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts talks about the positive and transformative power of human energy. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a library of talks, filmed at independently organized TEDx events. With 30,000+ videos from organizers in more than 130 countries, speakers cover topics from sanitation to technological wizardry […].

Why Angela Ahrendts Believes Energy Can Transform Companies and Communities

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Power of Human Energy Why Angela Ahrendts Believes Energy Can Transform Companies and Communities Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Angela Ahrendts for LinkedIn. To read the complete article and watch her TED presentation, please click here. * * * My greatest challenge and I’m sure it’s the same for many leaders today, is to continue to rapidly evolve Burberry to keep pace with as […].

Vulnerability: The Core of Trust

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Development energy Star Trek Teamwork Trust Vulnerability Posted in Leadership Development Trust is a key to accomplishment through relationships. I’ve said before that trust lubricates relationships. Trust provides the necessary ingredianets to enable people to work together as a team. Trust eliminates friction, gives room to move and enables everyone to perform at their best. Trust isn’t the only key to successful teams, but very few [.]

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Use Energy to the Point of Being “Spent” – Then, Replenish Your Energy (Insight from Tony Schwartz & Jim Loehr, The Power of Full Engagement)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Energy is simply the capacity to do work. Our most fundamental need as human beings is to spend energy and recover energy. We need energy to perform, and recovery is more than the absence of work. Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz: The Power of Full Engagement: Managing Energy, Not Time, is the Key to High […]. Randy''s blog entries

Errors and Deviants – Origins of Lead Change Group Part 9

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Development Character-based Leadership energy Origins of Lead Change Seth Godin Tribes Posted in Leadership Development This is part 9 of a series on the history of the Lead Change Group outlined by examining the book Tribes: We Need You To Lead Us by Seth Godin. For links to all the posts click here. If you’ve been reading any of these Origins of Lead Change posts you know our group proves [.].

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Leadership Or…

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Development Character-based Leadership energy independence leadership skills management skills positional leadership Responsibility skills Posted in Leadership Development I read another article today on the difference between leadership and management. The writer, someone I appreciate, but from the industrial revolution, talked about leadership as a position. People in positions of leadership need the skills of leadership, vision setting, communication, etc.

7 Leadership Tools for When Today Stinks and Tomorrow is Forever Away

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Development Self Leadership challenges discouragement energyPosted in Leadership Development Self Leadership [link] One of Those Days He was having a tough time… …a passionate, motivated, committed executive who cares about his people, and isn’t afraid of the hard work to get things done. Despite all those assets, he was struggling. As the executive leader of the organization, he was responsible…for everything. On this day, that responsibility weighed [.].

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2013 – Top Change Posts of the Year at Enclaria

Change Starts Here

Here’s a list of the most popular posts at Enclaria for 2013. Muster Energy for Change After the Luster Fades. Thank you for reading my blog this year! Have you read them all? The top 5 Enclaria blog posts from this year are: Three Ways to Frustrate Employees Going Through Change. Four Reasons Leaders Need Change Agents. When Does a Project Justify Using Change Management Tools? Five Jobs Made More Effective With Change Management.

March 2013 Leadership Development Carnival

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Welcome to the March 2013 Leadership Development Carnival! As a bonus, Jennifer includes an infographic of a 2013 survey by The Institute for Corporate Productivity that demonstrates how critical of an issue change is for today’s organizations. She says, “If you put your energy into controlling stuff to avoid stress you are bound to fail” in Cope or Control (That is the Question).

Muster Energy for Change After the Luster Fades

Change Starts Here

Much energy is generated at the beginning of a change initiative to draw attention to the need for change, generate excitement about the vision, and coordinate activities. Thinking the initiative can coast without additional effort, managers and others drop the energy level. If your initiative has started to lose its luster, try the following activities to muster the energy to continue making progress.

The Game of Work: Unlocking Employee Engagement and Energy | with Chuck Coonradt [Transcript]

Engaging Leader

Link to podcast episode: The Game of Work: Unlocking Employee Engagement and Energy | with Chuck Coonradt Jesse Lahey: Welcome to the show, Game Changers. The post The Game of Work: Unlocking Employee Engagement and Energy | with Chuck Coonradt [Transcript] appeared first on Engaging Leader. This is the show for CEO’s, HR Executives and other business leaders to learn about internal gamification.

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Touchpoint Leadership & Creating Collaborative Energy

Eric Jacobson

Attend to what happens at the moment of connection with others, connecting to ignite energy and co-creation. Their book also provides a developmental framework through which individuals can scrutinize their own leadership, inject it with new life and meaning and release the energy and creativity necessary for collective learning and growth.

For 2013, Focus on Your Processes – Get Better Organized

First Friday Book Synopsis

On the one hand, we need proven tools that can help people focus their energies strategically and tactically without letting anything fall through the cracks. On the other, we need to create work environments and skills that will keep the most invested people from burning out due to stress. I don’t want to waste time [.]. Randy's blog entries

Impatience as a Leadership Virtue

Let's Grow Leaders

But… 10 Ways to Zap Energy and Squash Enthusiasm. accountability confidence energy Results Vision getting stuff done impatience results urgency Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength -Charles Caleb Colton “Karin, we should be able to have this project done by the end of the year.” ” I listened impatiently as the team broke down the timeline, contingencies, and tasks.

How to Be a Great Follower

Let's Grow Leaders

accountability Callings confidence energy Execution follow the leader followers following great followers If your house is on fire, you want to know there’s someone calling the shots. More importantly, you pray for a team of strong, skilled, and courageous followers. My husband’s a firefighter, he knows the life and death importance of following well.

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Strategic Silliness: When to Lighten the Mood

Let's Grow Leaders

Authenticity Culture energy humor leadership silliness strategic silliness “Children have one kind of silliness, as you know, and grown-ups have another kind.” ? Lewis The deal was important and could lead to future work. I was impressed with this company, but had some valid concerns. They brought their Chairman to the table to help close the deal.

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Winning When the Troops are Tired

Let's Grow Leaders

energy Execution Planning Productivity Results competing priorities stress stressed teams “I’m so sorry, I whispered before he could even say hello.” ” It was Sunday afternoon, and it was the third time I had to call. He graciously spoke what we both knew was technically true, “Karin, no worries, this is my job.”

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What I Appreciate Most About Your Leadership

Let's Grow Leaders

Related Stories The Dumpster Effect Cross-Training to Strengthen Leadership Skills 5 Ways to Unblock Leadership Energy. Communication Culture energy Help People to Grow Mentoring motivation appreciate appreciation leadership recognition teamwork What do you appreciate most about each member of your team. Have you told them? The other night I heard a fantastic leadership best practice.

Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble on Innovation Execution: Fundamental Core Principles

First Friday Book Synopsis

It requires time, energy, and distinct thinking. In their latest collaboration, Beyond the Idea, Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble, explain how to execute innovation in any organization. As they explain, “The most important message in Beyond the Idea is very simple: innovation execution is its own unique discipline. Unfortunately, few companies treat it as such. […].

Marshall Goldsmith: Choose to Invest Yourself

Leadership Freak

Courage Decisions Leading Passion Stress Time management energy leaders Leadership Leadership Development marshall goldsmith Over-commitment is the inability to say no. Chronic over-commitment reflects lack of priorities. Weak, insecure leaders fill their calendars to the point of panic. Beware the barrenness of a busy life.” Socrates The hardest choice isn’t deciding what to do, although that can be tough. The hardest choice is deciding what to stop. Starting is […].

Shake It Off: When to Let It Go

Let's Grow Leaders

Stupidity drains our energy. accountability Authenticity energy leadership letting go release shake it off “Shake off all fears of servile prejudices, under which weak minds are servilely crouched. Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call on her tribunal for every fact, every opinion.” ” -Thomas Jefferson Bad stuff happens. Life is unfair. We must learn from the tough stuff. And then, shake it off. [.]

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Don’t Miss Your Connections

Let's Grow Leaders

Callings Communication energy Listening communication connections networking relationships I raced for the airport parking shuttle, threw my bag on the rack and collapsed in the seat. The hectic schlep is too familiar. The stranger next to me smiled, “How’d it go?” ” Ugh, what’s this guy want? What ever he’s selling, I don’t need.

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How to Get Rid of the Things That Drain You

Next Level Blog

It was a list of twenty nine things that were draining my energy back then. Personal Presence coaching energy drainers New Year’s resolutionsOver the weekend I had a great reminder of how much things change over time. I received an email from a coach I worked with back in 2004. She had been cleaning out some files and found a document that she asked me to write for her when we were working together.