Lead on Purpose

My commitment: For the next six months (at a minimum) I will write at least one post a week.

Compliance or Commitment, Which Do You Want?

Kevin Eikenberry

The post Compliance or Commitment, Which Do You Want? Most of the talk about leadership style is futile without first understanding the answer to this question. Most leadership development is hollow until those learning are clear on their answer to this question.

What Commitment Looks Like

Joseph Lalonde

That’s why we need to have commitment. Commitment is being dedicated to a goal or cause. Yet I see far too many people who lack commitment. We’ve got to get better at being committed. It’s also when the committed keep going. Get committed.

How To Stop Over-Committing

Joseph Lalonde

We don’t keep track of it and we over-commit ourselves to activities that drain our energy. What can we do to stop over-committing. With the new year getting into full swing, I believe it’s the perfect time to talk about our propensity to over-commit ourselves to causes.

Be More Committed – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Having a highly committed team takes investment and time. Check out today’s video to find out the secret to a more committed team. Tweet it out: All leaders want committed team members. Step one is to make sure they are committed themselves, and their […]. The post Be More Committed – Remarkable TV appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. And achieving this valuable objective requires one thing to happen first.

Strategic Professionalism Series: Commitment

General Leadership

Commitment. As a leader, you must realize no one is as committed to success of the organization as you. The secret is to ensure their commitment is an acceptance and loyalty to being a part of something bigger than oneself.

Commitment and Engagement

Kevin Eikenberry

Collaboration Empowerment Influence Leadership Leadership Communication Learning commitment engagement We see it all around us, yet inside of our organizations, we seem to ignore or forget the lessons. Look to the web.

3 Ways A Leader Can Gain Commitment From Their Team

Joseph Lalonde

While leadership is about influencing others and helping them to grow, it’s hard to lead when there’s no commitment from those you’re trying to lead. Having committed team members means you’ve created a connection with them. Leadership commitment loyalty vision

Building Commitment on Your Team

Great Leadership By Dan

They’ll step in wondering just what kind of commitment they can expect from you, and many will wonder if they can measure up to the standards on your team. Commitment is a foundational requirement for loyalty, and loyalty for trust.

Do You Motivate By Obligation Or Commitment?

Tanveer Naseer

Rather, what we need is that internally-driven commitment to not settle for the current status quo; that we not look at ourselves today with the belief that we can’t achieve more, or become more than we are right now.

Honouring Our Commitment To Show Up

Tanveer Naseer

It was a feeling that I wanted to honour the commitment I had made to my readers – namely, that each and every Tuesday, I would share my insights on how they can become a better leader for those under their care. Some other posts you may enjoy: Do You Motivate By Obligation Or Commitment?

Strategic Professionalism Series: Commitment

General Leadership

Commitment. As a leader, you must realize no one is as committed to success of the organization as you. The secret is to ensure their commitment is an acceptance and loyalty to being a part of something bigger than oneself.

On Leadership and True Commitment

Linked 2 Leadership

Authentic Leadership Leadership Lessons Learned Team Building Leadership Values-Based Leadership change Commitment leadership personal growth resilence resposiblity workplace I spent the last three days in an intensive training session on change management. I had returned home from visiting Los Angeles no less than 2 days before the training […].

Ferrari Commits Hara-Kiri

Ravi Pratap Singh

The countdown has begun for the second edition of the Indian Formula One Grand Prix. And the excitement among F1 fans is palpable across the country.

3 Ways to Ignite Profound Commitment

Leadership Freak

The difference between compliance and commitment is relationship. Commitment is given. “If If you want people to be committed, commit to them.” ” 3 ways to ignite profound commitment: #1. Compliance is forced. Dee Ann Turner, VP of Corporate Talent at Chic-fil-A, author of, “It’s My Pleasure.” If you don’t care about people, get out of leadership now. … … Continue reading → Author Book Notes Servant-leadership Intervie

A Maginot Commitment


I had breakfast with a city official this morning. Since both of us are history buffs, before getting down to business we discussed the history books we''ve been reading. That resulted in a review of decisions made during World War II. A thought came to mind: Once France had invested its time and treasure so heavily in the Maginot Line, what were the odds that it was going to back away from that strategy?

Culture of Success: Audacious Commitment

The Leadership Advisor

This was a father so abandoned to himself and committed to enjoying time with his daughter, he didn’t care how he looked to others. That is the exact kind of audacious commitment that contributes to a culture of success.

How To Foster Mutual Commitment

Eric Jacobson

It''s all about mutual commitment, given and returned."

How to Invite Commitment?


Do you remember the winter Olympics competition called " curling "? Two team-mates take curling clubs and try to guide a huge puck across the playing surface by sweeping away the ice in front of it. Once the puck has been launched, your team is not allowed to touch it directly.

Foster Mutual Commitment

Eric Jacobson

It's all about mutual commitment, given and returned." I read the following in a group discussion forum on LinkedIn awhile back and want to share this good advice about leading from writer Joseph Marzano: "Great leaders: clearly and constantly remind people of their mutual common mission.

Exceptional Companies Commit To These Three Rules

Eric Jacobson

The success of these exceptional companies appeared to depend on a commitment to three rules that govern how exceptional companies think -- under any circumstances.

Forget resolutions and make a commitment!


However, a “commitment” is something you can sink your teeth into. For most of us a commitment is a promise to ourselves that cannot be broken. Great leaders may not follow through on a resolution, but when they commit, they’re more likely to do what they say they will. How about choosing to make a commitment instead of a resolution? What commitments will you be making in 2015 to improve the way you lead others?

Three Leadership Commitments that Cost Little but Payoff Big

Leadership Freak

The unimaginative and uncommitted blame lack of money for lack of action. But you don’t need money, position, or resources to make a positive difference where you work. All you need to bring… Continue reading → Leading

Commitment and Power of Daily Practice


By committing completely to this schedule, I eliminated the self-discretion associated with it. Whether it is writing, learning a new skill, physical exercise, eating right or pursuing your hobbies, there are few things as powerful as a commitment to do it daily.

Music Break: The Commitments


From "The Commitments" - a truly great film - " The Dark End of the Street

How Are You Committed to Everyday Leadership?

Lead Change Blog

This phrase popped in my head the other day: everyday leadership. You can demonstrate personal leadership without the title. At the Lead Change Group, we are all about that. It’s easy to underestimate the way we lead our own lives or inspire others.

Commitment Creates a Clearing for Cooperation

Tony Mayo

We had definitely committed ourselves and were halfway out of our ruts. Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.

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How to Commit to a Goal

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries Gabriele Oettingen How to Commit to a Goal how we can encourage ourselves to commit to beneficial goals that could change our lives Jeremy Dean One major reason we don't achieve our life's goals is a lack of commitment PsyBlog Psychological experiments demonstrate the power of a simple technique for committing to goals University College LondonHere is an excerpt from PsyBlog, a website that features scientific research into how the mind works.

Two Simple Commitments that Radically Improve Life for Leaders

Leadership Freak

Everything becomes distraction and reaction when you lose control of you calendar. In an article titled, Clayton Christensen’s “How Will You Measure Your Life?, Christensen wrote, … life is just one unending stream… Continue reading → Success

Emotional Commitment And Your Bottom Line

The Leadership Advisor

One of the best drivers of a strong bottom line (outside of fiscal responsibility) is an emotional commitment from employees. You can’t put emotional commitment into your employee handbook. Emotional commitment comes from values alignment.

3 Questions That Enable Leaders to Call for Commitments

Leadership Freak

Back on the farm, we threw bales of hay down from the hay loft to feed the cows. Our cat waited for us to lift a bale to see if there might be a… Continue reading → Accountability Courage Taking others higher Leadership Development organizational success

15 Ways to Invite and Ignite Commitment

Leadership Freak

The ability to inspire commitment is the ability to create the future. Successful leaders ignite commitment. Poor leaders invite apathy. Uncommitted people: Lack energy. Pull back. Hang around for selfish reasons. Save their energy… Continue reading → Leading

The WHAT Test – A Simple Strategy to Think Through Level of Commitment

Ron Edmondson

The WHAT Test is an acronym of steps to force you to think through how committed everyone involved actually is to a project, relationship or goal. Most great ideas fail – not because they weren’t great ideas – but because no one had the commitment to see them through.

7 Things Drift Taught Me About Commitment

Leadership Freak

I’m reflecting on a young man who doesn’t care much for making commitments. I’ll call him Drift. He’s easygoing, generous, kind, carefree, and transparent. I like him. Drift doesn’t demand much from life. He… Continue reading → Influence Servant-leadership Taking others higher Leadership Development organizational success

HR and Commitment-phobia

Crossderry Blog

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7 Commitments You Can Make (and Keep) in 2016 for High-Impact (and Energized) Leadership

Anese Cavanaugh

You're deeply back in the office, you're many days into new resolutions, goals, intentions, promises to self, commitments—whatever your fancy. January! By mid January (right about now), many will ditch all of these.

The Commitment of Marriage

Ron Edmondson

Do you need to renew the commitment you made to your marriage? This is the second in a three part series on marriage at Grace Community Church. The first part was “The Purpose of Marriage&#. Related posts: Friday Discussion: What’s the Purpose of Marriage? Monday Marriage Moment: The Final Episode. The Purpose of Marriage. Encouragement Family Grace Community Church Marriage

4 Ways to Practice the Art of Commitment

Leadership Freak

Shallow commitment cheapens leadership. Half-hearted leaders may have titles, but they can’t inspire commitment. 7 profound benefits of deep commitment: Self-respect. Vague commitments cripple and confuse.… Drifting dishonors you and your maker. Clarity. … Continue reading → Personal Growth Taking others higher Leadership Development organizational success

Commitment or Compliance…It’s Your Choice

First Friday Book Synopsis

I am grateful to Marcus Buckingham for calling my attention to Bob Woodcock and the material he posts at his website. Here is an excerpt from a recent and excellent article that suggests the quality of Woodcock’s reasoning and writing skills, posted on January 21, 2011. To read the complete article, check out others, and sign [.].

Solution Saturday: Praise for Over-commitment

Leadership Freak

George, being a thoughtful young leader, began talking about over-commitment and… Continue reading → Marks of leaders Personal Growth Servant-leadership Values Growth Leadership Development leadership successI told George, “A life that matters is lived in service to others. The more you serve – the more you matter.”