Wed.Oct 18, 2017

Leadership Lessons From Running A Half Marathon At 3AM

Joseph Lalonde

Why I Ran A Half Marathon At 3AM Many months ago, my pastor came up with a crazy idea: Let’s run a half marathon! For those of you who don’t know, a half marathon is 13.1 miles. That’s a long distance to go by foot.) That sounds crazy enough on its own.

Challenges for Founder Leaders and How to Make Things Easier

Leading Blog

F OUNDERS of organizations, whether non-profit or for-profit start-ups, often feel that they occupy a very lonely space. Every decision, every responsibility seems to weigh heavily on their shoulders. But it doesn’t need to be that way!

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7 Times When It is Not A Good Time To Change

Ron Edmondson

How to Find Your Entrepreneurial You

Next Level Blog

It’s been awhile since I’ve done an author conversation but I think this one is worth the wait. Join me for a fun, informative and possibly life changing conversation with Dorie Clark, the author of three books including the just-released, Entrepreneurial You. Whether you run your own business, are thinking about starting your own business, want to jump-start your side-hustle or are perfectly happy in your job, there’s something in this conversation for you.

Blast Past Fear of Failure and Soar

Leadership Freak

New Book Giveaway!! 20 free copies of Find the Fire: Reignite Your Inspiration & Make Work Exciting Again Leave a comment on this guest post by Scott Mautz to become eligible to win one… Continue reading → Author Leading Book Notes

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Why You Can Focus in a Coffee Shop but Not in Your Open Office

Harvard Business Review

andrew neel/unsplash. A few years ago, during a media interview for one of my books, my interviewer said something I still ponder often. Ranting about the level of distraction in his open office, he said, “That’s why I have a membership at the coworking space across the street — so I can focus.” ” While I fully support the backlash against open offices, the comment struck me as odd. After all, coworking spaces also typically use an open office layout.

Art Break: Hubbell

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Art Contrarian looks at the work of Henry Salem Hubbell

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How to Tell Your Boss That You’re Not Engaged at Work

Harvard Business Review

Camelia Dobrin/Getty Images. Many people think of employee engagement as a relatively new idea, but scientists have been studying it for years. William Kahn first introduced the term in 1990, defining it as “the degree of psychological identification employees experience with their job role or work persona.”

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Using Technology to Improve Rural Health Care

Harvard Business Review

shaunl/Getty Images. Providing health care in rural regions presents unique challenges. For some patients, the closest doctor may be a three-hour drive. Clinicians seeking an expert consult may find there’s no appropriate specialist within 100 miles. And vast distance can hinder the dissemination of best practices and coordination of care.

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The trailer for " The Addams Family

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The Case for Trash-Talking at Work, According to Research

Harvard Business Review

Afanasia/iStock. In 2000, British Airways sponsored the construction of the London Eye, a giant Ferris wheel in the heart of London. When the builders encountered some technical difficulties while trying to erect the wheel, Richard Branson, the mercurial founder of rival airline Virgin Atlantic Airways, seized the opportunity. He arranged for a blimp to fly over the London Eye with a giant banner that read ‘‘BA can’t get it up!”

Alan Brunacini, R.I.P.

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Alan Brunacini, the former chief of the Phoenix Fire Department and a legend in the fire service, passed away the other day. Chief Brunacini, who had a down-to-earth demeanor and a love for Hawaiian shirts, was a major innovator in the fire service. The Brunacini insight and touch can be seen in this interview. I had the chance to work with him many times over the years. An extraordinary leader. Rest in peace

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Quick Look

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The trailer for the 1979 version of " Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy." Far superior to the recent version

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Flip Phone: The New Version

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FutureLawyer , once a mocker of flip phones, has found one that he likes. Coming soon to a beach in Florida

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Quote of the Day

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Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. Mark Twain