Wed.Dec 02, 2015

5 Questions to Ask Before You Attempt Church Revitalization

Ron Edmondson

It seems every week a church contacts me to ask advice about church revitalization. I also frequently hear from pastors who are considering stepping into a role in church revitalization.

Four Pillars of Self Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Much has been written and talked about on the importance of leading others. But what about leading ourselves? I believe that our ability to self-lead has clear links to our ability to lead others. This ultimately affects our ability to achieve success in whatever endeavor we undertake.

50 Ways To Lead For Trust (Part 1)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton This post is the first in a series on practical ways to lead that build trust. See how many of the first fifteen you incorporate regularly into your leadership: Ethical Leader Ethical Organization 7 Lenses ethical leadership behavior global leadership global leadership ethics leadership skills trust building

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I, The Juror


Today's mail brought a summons to jury duty. My wife will be envious. She loves serving on juries. I, on the other hand, have a more nuanced view since, once upon a time, I set an informal record for being rejected for juries.

You’re Busy, But Are You Productive?

Let's Grow Leaders

I see them in every organization I work with–the super-busy, really stressed manager who gets in early, stays late, eats lunch at their desk, and still can’t get it all done.

Mastering the Most Exciting Leadership Skill: Situational Awareness

Linked 2 Leadership

The Latest Coaching Article – “Mastering the Most Exciting Leadership Skill: Situational Awareness” “Think or Die.” In our work, most of us would consider this statement to be pretty dramatic.

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Top Posts And Commenters For November 2015

Joseph Lalonde

W ow, can you believe we’re entering into the final month of the year? It seems like it was the beginning of the year just yesterday. That’s not the case though. Time has continued to move and we’re almost to 2016. Are you ready for that?

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3 Ways to Prepare for a Successful Meeting

Anese Cavanaugh

Heading into a media interview for the book last week, I was ready to roll. Excited. Prepared. I’d done all my pre-work, set my intentions, taken really great care of myself.



I have a meeting with a client out yonder this morning. I'm taped up like a mummy underneath the business attire and am looking forward to the session. My guess is at worst there may be a cyborg quality to my movements but when you have gray hair that is often regarded as natural. Should be fun.

Follow the Green Lights – Small Business Success is a Mixture of Strategy and Intuition

Strategy Driven

Work is life and life is work for small business owners. The lines are blurred between work and everything else — family, friends, faith and self. It is not always easy to balance the demands of business ownership and living a powerful purpose driven life. To have the best of both we have to rely on our resources, our experience, our talents, skills, and take advantage of all our opportunities. Yes, it’s that simple.

Film Break


The trailers for: " A Most Violent Year " " Ex Machina " " The Hunt for Red October " " John Wick " " The Ghost and The Darkness " " Shanghai Triad

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Tips Women Can Use for Business Success

Women on Business

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No One Ever


No one ever got promoted from that section and then someone was. When someone does break the precedent, people wonder why the obvious advantages were not noticed earlier. Our lives are often seriously influenced by bits of "wisdom" that have little substance. Beware of them.

Strategizing for Success: Keys for Planning Annual Sales & Marketing Goals, part 2 of 2

Strategy Driven

The Strategy of Creating a Space for Success. A fundamental strategy for annual planning is creating a space for success. You can only have so many things. When something is occupying space, something else cannot occupy the same space. This is true both literally and in the metaphoric sense of occupying mental space or space in your business. If you no longer need something, getting rid of it can free up some space.

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Laura Putnam: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Laura Putnam is an author and CEO of Motion Infusion, a well-being training and consulting firm that provides creative solutions in the areas of engagement, behavior change, human performance, and building healthier, happier, and more innovative organizations. Laura is a frequent keynote speaker, provides training workshops nationally and internationally and has worked with Fortune 500… Read More Laura Putnam: An interview by Bob Morris.

How the World’s Best Leaders Enhance Their Productivity and Effectiveness

Leading Blog

The world’s best leaders know how to get things done by skillfully utilizing the talents of the people around them. One of the best examples of this is the relationship successful leaders enjoy with their high-performing executive assistants. Leaders know how to choose the right person for the job. As Jim Collins wrote in his book Good to Great , leaders start by getting the right people on the bus and in the right seats.

Man of Constant Sorrow


Alison Krauss and Union Station


Financial Markets are a Psychological Phenomenon

Coaching Tip

Interview with Robert Prechter. By Elliott Wave International. Watch this 2-minute video from 2011 where Robert Prechter talks about his developing theory on finance with Douglass Lodmell for The Mind Of Money series. Since then, Bob has been hard at work on his new book about his now fully developed theory on finance (scheduled for completion in 2016). Learn What REALLY Moves the Markets.

Music Break


Back by popular demand. The theme songs from: " They Might Be Giants " and " Mary, Queen of Scots


The Five Defenses Against Large Consulting Firms

David A Fields

Let’s face it, many reasons we say a client should hire us instead of a large consulting firm don’t hold water. We’re smart; they’re smart too. We’re responsive; their project teams are responsive. We’re experienced; they’re experienced.

Quote of the Day


There are only two options regarding commitment. You're either IN or you're OUT. There's no such thing as life in between. - Pat Riley

So Much Training, So Little to Show for It

Rapid BI

So much training, so little to show for it in our organizations. Why is this often the case? Back in 2012 the Wall Street Journal published a piece looking at this. They concluded that businesses needed to do: Better training needs analysis (TNA) – not just what but who Design – what where how follow […]. The post So Much Training, So Little to Show for It appeared first on.

The Next Act—Saying “Goodbye” to Corporate Life

Management Excellence

If you’ve decided it’s time for something new in your professional life, and if that something new goes beyond a simple job change to a vocation change, it pays to be prepared.

No One Is Too Busy to Be Creative

Harvard Business Review

Elizabeth Gilbert’s latest book, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear , has been called a must-read for anyone hoping to live a creative life.

Health Care Providers Need a Value Management Office

Harvard Business Review

Many health care organizations today are striving to deliver better patient outcomes at lower cost and to be rewarded for accomplishing both. Most have begun this journey with pilot projects to obtain valid measures of outcomes and cost for one or two medical conditions.

How Southwest Airlines Hires Such Dedicated People

Harvard Business Review

Southwest Airlines receives a job application every two seconds. Given the talent shortage facing our industry, you’d think we’d be tempted to snap up many of those candidates, particularly ones with backgrounds in engineering and technology.

Leading Across Cultures Is More Complicated for Women

Harvard Business Review

JENNIFER MARAVILLAS FOR HBR. More and more U.S. companies are discovering the appeal and opportunity of talent in emerging markets.