Tue.Apr 17, 2018

The After Action Review: A Leader’s Guide

RapidStart Leadership

How do you improve your team with an After Action Review? The After Action Review (AAR) is a deceptively simple yet powerful way to stimulate the growth and performance of any group of people.

High EQ: The most desirable leadership tenet of them all?

N2Growth Blog

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the ability to identify, use, understand and manage emotions in an effective and positive way. And, in many organisations around the world, it is on the rise!

One Terrible Leadership Mistake We Make as Pastors (And Leaders)

Ron Edmondson

There are many leadership mistakes we make as pastors. I’m certain I make one nearly everyday. This post is only about one mistake. Only one, but one of the worst. And, frankly, I’m as guilty of this one as anyone. I think most of us are prone to making this mistake.

Building The Bench Is Everyone’s Job – Including Leaders

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by CEO David Mattson. Over the years, we’ve worked with a lot of CEOs and others in senior leadership positions, and I’m often asked what the very best corporate leaders have in common when building their teams.

Stepping up and stepping back


Some leaders think that they need to be “out front” and leading at every moment. They simply can’t help themselves, feeling the need to overwhelm and dazzle everyone with their leadership prowess. Others hold back, staying quiet and never really stepping up to their own brilliance as leaders.

Dealing with Destructive Leadership

Leadership Freak

Wise leaders give and receive correction. Incompetent leaders tear down and poison relationships. Correction cp. criticism: Correction builds up. Criticism tears down. Correction looks to the future. Criticism camps in the past. Correction… Continue reading → Appreciation Encouragement Gratitude Marks of leaders Personal Growth Growth Leadership Development leadership success organizational success

How To Make Your Business Safer

Strategy Driven

As a business owner, you have an important responsibility to ensure the safety of everyone who works for you. Of course, there are always going to be times when accidents happen, but you need to take steps to reduce the odds of this happening.

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Barbara Bush 1925-2018

Leading Blog

F ORMER FIRST LADY Barbara Bush was a servant leader. One of the most beloved first ladies in American history. She was witty, smart, sharp, straightforward, unpretentious, and honest.

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Focus on Influence – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Too many leaders get caught up in the power. I’m certain that you’ve met at least one or two, maybe even worked for one… “It’s my way or the highway.” ” Sound familiar?

How To Be A Customer-Facing Employee

Eric Jacobson

According to author Micah Solomon , to ensure you have customer-facing employees , help them to: Display simple human kindness Sense what another person is feeling Have an inclination toward teamwork Be detail oriented, including having the ability and willingness to follow through to completion Bounce back and do not internalize challenges. Customer Service Employees Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership

19 Questions to Grow Confidence in Children

Let's Grow Leaders

Questions are a remarkable way to grow confidence in children. Great questions work because they cause children to stop and think. To reflect. To pause and consider what’s going on in their lives and in the world around them. Kids are natural questioners. […].

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Interview with New York City’s WCBS Newsradio

Michael Lee Stallard

This week, New York City’s WCBS Newsradio 880AM is playing excerpts from an interview I did with daytime host Pat Farnack for her “Health and Wellbeing Report.” ” In the interview Pat and I discuss the impact of loneliness on health, the performance of individuals, and how loneliness leads to self defeating behaviors and makes acts of violence more likely. Listen to the full interview here.

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Spring Cleaning, Communication-Style, and the Mess I Made


I’ve started the seasonal ritual of cleaning and organizing my home, and was reminded this past weekend that – with the best intentions in mind – I sometimes bite off more than I can chew. In my case, I was overly ambitious and while Steve, Avi, Noa and I accomplished a lot, I didn’t set myself up or our family for success. Communication Skills

The People You Have in Your Corner Matter

Lead from Within

We’re surrounded with people most of the time—the people we work with, family, friends, romantic partners. Whether we’re aware of it or not, these people all have a tremendous impact on our thinking, being and living. That makes it worth pausing to ask yourself, Are these the people I want in my corner? Here are a few of the different kinds of people who may have an effect on your life. See if any of them seem familiar, and then decide how much influence you want them to hold over you.

3 Scripts to Handle Objections to Consulting Fees

David A Fields

Last week we discussed the issue underlying every fee objection: fairness. (If If you missed it, take one minute to read this). Okay, but “fairness” is a theoretical concept, like baking. Let’s make some actual cookie recipes. That means scripts.

How AI Can Improve How We Work

Harvard Business Review

Paul Daugherty and James Wilson, senior technology leaders at Accenture, argue that robots and smarter computers aren’t coming for our jobs. They talk about companies that are already giving employees access to artificial intelligence to strengthen their skills. They also give examples of new roles for people in an AI workplace. Daugherty and Wilson are the authors of the new book Human + Machine: Reimagining Work in the Age of AI. Download this podcast. Technology IT Economy Audio

Why the Most Productive People Don’t Always Make the Best Managers

Harvard Business Review

andy sacks/Getty Images. When a company needs a supervisor for a team, senior leaders often anoint the team’s most productive performer. Some of these stars succeed in their new role as manager; many others do not. And when they fail, they tend to leave the organization, costing the company double: Not only has the team lost its new manager, but it’s also lost the best individual contributor.

There’s No Good Alternative to Investing in R&D

Harvard Business Review

vincent tsui for hbr. Even companies that claim to have a long-term orientation worry about whether R&D is worth the investment. Sarah Williamson is the CEO of FCLTGlobal (formerly Focusing Capital on the Long Term), an organization cofounded in 2016 by BlackRock, CPPIB, Dow Chemical, McKinsey, and Tata Sons to encourage a longer-term focus in business and investment decision making.

A Simple Tool to Start Making Decisions with the Help of AI

Harvard Business Review

Martin Holste/EyeEm/Getty Images. There is no shortage of hot takes regarding the significant impact that artificial intelligence (AI) is going to have on business in the near future. Much less has been written about how, exactly, companies should get started with it. In our research and in our book , we begin by distilling AI down to its very simplest economics , and we offer one approach to taking that first step.