Servant Leadership—a Movement Whose Time Has Come

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Steve called me back within two days and said, “Ken, this isn’t a book, it’s a movement!” As John Maxwell says in the book’s foreword, “The only way to create great relationships and results is through servant leadership. Leadership Best of Books Values Character-based Leadership relationshipsServant Leadership in Action: How to Achieve Great Relationships and Results , which I coedited with Renee Broadwell, launched this week and is already hitting bestseller lists.

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Preview Thursday: Intelligent Disobedience

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You may need to examine your own values and actions in relation to these incentives. What values are you willing to compromise to get a bonus, have your child get an outstanding report card, or for your school to get extra funding? Examine what values are being violated and what are the real risks of complying, not just the short-term risk of not complying. Best of Books Values Courage Character Actions

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This Seems Like a Lot of Work For a Free Banana

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So please read this post and his book, Raise Your Voice: A Cause Manifesto, if you want to change your business…and yourself. Books Value Creation Authentic Character-based Leadership Communication Purpose Values Brian Sooy helped me raise my voice when I started on my own. His voice is powerful. At age 52, I ran my first half marathon. Not 100 yards from the starting line, a child sat [.]

Eight Ways To Show You Value Your Employees

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There are eight specific actions business leaders can take to show that they value their employees , according to Andrew Leigh , author of the book , Ethical Leadership -- Creating and Sustaining an Ethical Business Culture. He is author of over 20 books on management, many translated around the world. Andrew Leigh Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Books Value Employees

8 Ways To Show You Value Your Employees

Eric Jacobson

There are eight specific actions business leaders can take to show that they value their employees , according to Andrew Leigh , author of the book , Ethical Leadership -- Creating and Sustaining an Ethical Business Culture. He is author of over 20 books on management, many translated around the world. Andrew Leigh Leadership Leadership Books Values Valuing Employees

How To Show You Value Your Employees

Eric Jacobson

There are eight specific actions business leaders can take to show that they value their employees , according to Andrew Leigh , author of the book , Ethical Leadership -- Creating and Sustaining an Ethical Business Culture. He is author of over 20 books on management, many translated around the world. Andrew Leigh Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Leadership Books Value Employees

Pamela Fields (Stetson) in “The Corner Office”

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Bob's blog entries Adam Bryant Corner Office column Pamela Fields Stetson SundayBusiness section The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed The New York Times Times Books Valuing Those Who Tell You the Bitter TruthAdam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times.

You have to judge a cover by its book

Rajesh Setty

Let’s take a book, your book. Your book is the value you bring to the marketplace. The cover of your book is your personal brand. In other words, your cover is the assessment that the marketplace makes about the value you bring too the marketplace. What is the value you bring to the marketplace? Both your book and the cover of your book make a big difference. Hopeless: Your cover and your book are both of low quality.

Leadership Inspirations – Guided by Experience

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Leadership Inspirations – Actions Speak Louder Than Words

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FREE COPY of a StrategyDriven Expert Contributor book †. Books typically valued from $14.95 – $29.95 Book value is not guaranteed. “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” ” Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882). American essayist, philosopher, and poet. FREE StrategyDriven Trial Membership. Start your FREE trial membership * and receive: FULL ACCESS to StrategyDriven’s premium content for 14 days.

Leadership Inspirations – Nothing is Free

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Leadership Inspirations – Achieving Failure While on the Brink of Success

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Leadership Inspirations – A Little Inaccuracy

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Leadership Inspirations – Lead, Follow, or Get Out Of The Way

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Leadership Inspirations – Throwing Things Away

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Leadership Inspirations – Opportunity and Work

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FREE COPY of a StrategyDriven Expert Contributor book †. Books typically valued from $14.95 – $29.95 Book value is not guaranteed. “I believe that opportunity looks a lot like work. I never had a job in my life that I was better than.” ” Ashton Kutcher. American Actor. “I sometimes met rich young people, enemies by temperament of every painful effort, who had been forced to take up a profession.

Confident Communication

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She has worked as a speech trainer, coach, professional speaker, and has co-authored two books titled, Talking Business: A Guide to Professional Communication and Talking Business: When English is Your Second Language. FREE COPY of a StrategyDriven Expert Contributor book †. Books typically valued from $14.95 – $29.95 Book value is not guaranteed.

Leadership Inspirations – Creating Rivalries

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Leadership Inspirations – Prior Preparation

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Leadership Inspirations – Avoiding Envy

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Leadership Inspirations – Building Character

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Leadership Inspirations – Revealing Character

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Leadership Inspirations – Pursuing Your Dreams

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Leadership Inspirations – Be Bold and Not Disappointed

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FREE COPY of a StrategyDriven Expert Contributor book †. Books typically valued from $14.95 – $29.95 Book value is not guaranteed. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ” Mark Twain (1835 – 1910). American author and humorist.

Leadership Inspirations – Bestowing Honor

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Leadership Inspirations – Communicating Clearly

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Leadership Inspirations – How to Get Things Done

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Leadership Inspirations – Complexity

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Recommended Resource – FixnZip Product Review

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FREE COPY of a StrategyDriven Expert Contributor book †. Books typically valued from $14.95 – $29.95 Book value is not guaranteed. Recommended Resource – The Leader Phrase Book. FixnZip. A CTF Enterprise. www.fixnzip.com. About the Product. FixnZip is an easy-to-use replacement zipper slider that fits a range of zipper sizes and works with teeth and coil zippers that are either metal or plastic.

Introducing the StrategyDriven Mobile App

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FREE COPY of a StrategyDriven Expert Contributor book †. Books typically valued from $14.95 – $29.95 Book value is not guaranteed. Access StrategyDriven everywhere! Ideal for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android devices, SD Actions allows you to access all of StrategyDriven ‘s insightful content wherever you are.

Risk Management – Introduction

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Value of Effective Risk Management [Complimentary StrategyDriven Premium Content]. Books. FREE COPY of a StrategyDriven Expert Contributor book †. Books typically valued from $14.95 – $29.95 Book value is not guaranteed. Risk Management – Value of Effective Risk Management. All organizations face a host of risks incurred during the conduct of day-to-day business operations and stakeholder interactions.

Why it Pays to be a Contrarian

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Our 401K has lost 40 per cent of its value. They would have earned a profit of 66 per cent on their investment when the market regained its original value about four years later. FREE COPY of a StrategyDriven Expert Contributor book †. Books typically valued from $14.95 – $29.95 Book value is not guaranteed. In his famous poem, Robert Frost declared that he preferred to take “the road less travelled by.”

Get Better Results by Looking at Your Team Differently

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FREE COPY of a StrategyDriven Expert Contributor book †. Books typically valued from $14.95 - $29.95 Book value is not guaranteed. Why do you pay your team members? If you asked them, they might answer “You pay us to work.” If you ask an office-based worker what 'work' means to them, you’ll get a list of typical workday activities. They read and write emails. They write reports. They go to meetings and attend conference calls.

Recommended New Year’s Resolutions for Entrepreneurs

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FREE COPY of a StrategyDriven Expert Contributor book †. Books typically valued from $14.95 – $29.95 Book value is not guaranteed. With 2013 winding down, it’s time to start thinking of ways to change, or improve, for the New Year. As the New Year approaches, here are a few New Year’s resolutions and recommendations for the entrepreneur: As an entrepreneur : Hire Great People: Continue to try to hire great people so I can focus on my primary roles.

Managing Talent in a Passion Driven Job Market

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FREE COPY of a StrategyDriven Expert Contributor book †. Books typically valued from $14.95 – $29.95 Book value is not guaranteed. I have not sought out nor come across any empirical data set that proves this, nor do I plan to. However, I have spent a lot of time hearing the same story over and over again. Many people are not excited about the work they are doing everyday.

Communication Skills Can Increase Your Leadership Credibility

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She has worked as a speech trainer, coach, professional speaker, and has co-authored two books titled, Talking Business: A Guide to Professional Communication and Talking Business: When English is Your Second Language. FREE COPY of a StrategyDriven Expert Contributor book †. Books typically valued from $14.95 – $29.95 Book value is not guaranteed. In today’s global marketplace, leaders must possess strong communication skills.

Three Millennial Mindsets to Embrace and Encourage

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FREE COPY of a StrategyDriven Expert Contributor book †. Books typically valued from $14.95 - $29.95 Book value is not guaranteed. What drives leadership performance? Is it having the right principles or the right mindset? Some may say neither do. Principles and mindset are not discussed often as being performance indicators.

Recommended Resources – Mood-lites

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The Advisor’s Corner – Can a Manager Really Do It All?

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How to Employ Leadership Fundamentals…or Falter

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FREE COPY of a StrategyDriven Expert Contributor book †. Books typically valued from $14.95 - $29.95 Book value is not guaranteed. Reddit, the on-line bulletin board system that posts entertainment, social networking and news content, gained a high profile, attracted Rock Star investors and a $500 million valuation. Then, it executed several strategic moves with seemingly little communication and proceeded to churn its executive ranks through a revolving door.

IT’S NOT ABOUT WORK-LIFE BALANCE. IT’S ABOUT SETTING PRIORITIES 5 Reasons Why Focusing On Priorities Not Balance Makes Life Better

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Serial winners prove their value by finishing. FREE COPY of a StrategyDriven Expert Contributor book †. Books typically valued from $14.95 - $29.95 Book value is not guaranteed. As a kid, I spent summers on my grandparents’ farm in Georgia. At harvest time, all hands were required in the field—everybody from my seven-year-old self to my seventy-year-old grandmother. If rain was coming, we pushed hard, missing meals and getting little sleep.

Executive Wisdom: Reflections For Today’s Leaders

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This book could easily be used in daily reflection by new and seasoned business leaders and/or as a tool to mentor others. One aspect of the book we did not appreciate was the few occasions where progressive philosophies were asserted. FREE COPY of a StrategyDriven Expert Contributor book †. Books typically valued from $14.95 – $29.95 Book value is not guaranteed. Executive Wisdom : Reflections For Today’s Leaders. by Reynier Lezcano.

If You Want a Successful Business You Need to Use These Digital Marketing Techniques

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FREE COPY of a StrategyDriven Expert Contributor book †. Books typically valued from $14.95 - $29.95 Book value is not guaranteed. All business owners will tell you, one of the most important areas of running a company is the marketing. This is an area that needs to be constantly ongoing and evolving. It’s the way that you interact with other people. You use marketing methods to attract them to the business and help keep them there.