Thu.Nov 23, 2017

Unconditional Gratitude

Leading Blog

W E ARE NOT AUTONOMOUS. Autonomy is simply looking at life as though we are a world unto ourselves. As though we did it all by ourselves. It’s pride. But the reality is, we are connected. The opposite of autonomy is gratitude. Gratitude isn’t dead, but it is in trouble.

How to Motivate Your Employees

Strategy Driven

Employees who lack motivation will only slow down the productivity and growth of your business. Yet, the responsibility to work harder is not solely their responsibility. It is an employer’s job to ensure they inspire their staff each day to maximize their performance.

The Seven Powers of Gratitude

Leadership Freak

Choose the freedom of thankfulness over the headwind of ingratitude. “Un” Un” ruins leaders. Ungrateful leaders become unkind, unhelpful, and unconnected. Ungratefulness is a buffeting headwind. The seven powers of gratitude: #1. Gratitude energizes those… Continue reading → Gratitude Leadership Development

Top Benefits to Offer Your Employees for Improved Productivity

Strategy Driven

Regardless of how much you may want your employees to work at their best all the time, this simply isn’t possible. Your employees are people, and they have good days, and bad days, and their productivity workflow will reflect this.

5 Lessons on Initiative From Alexander Hamilton

Ron Edmondson

This is a guest post by Kevin Cloud , pastor and author of God and Hamilton: Spiritual Lessons From The Life of Alexander Hamilton & The Broadway Musical He Inspired.

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How to Let Go at the End of the Workday

Harvard Business Review

VCG/Getty Images. Chris, a senior manager at a New York design studio can’t sleep. His mind is churning, thinking about the mountain of tasks facing him back at the office. Katrina, the production manager at a well-known publishing house is distracted by a work email at the dinner table. Her partner complains that she “never seems able to turn off.” ” They’re not the only ones having difficulty disengaging from their jobs at the end of the workday.

Some Music for Thanksgiving


Start with some Arriaga and then some Handel. Photo by Annie Spratt at Unsplash


How the Most Successful Teams Bridge the Strategy-Execution Gap

Harvard Business Review

Hulton Archive/Getty Images. The strategy-to-execution gap is an enduring problem with no easy solution. As the Japanese proverb goes, “Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” ” In their seminal HBR piece , Paul Leinwand, Cesare Mainardi, and Art Kleiner outlined what senior leaders must do to close the strategy-to-execution gap.

Happy Thanksgiving!


"Countless Victorian-era engravings notwithstanding, the Pilgrims did not spend the day sitting around a long table draped with a white linen cloth, clasping each other's hands in prayer as a few curious Indians looked on.


4 Ways to Get Honest, Critical Feedback from Your Employees

Harvard Business Review

WATARU YANAGIDA/Getty Images. I recently observed a town hall meeting where a new leader had just been promoted to run his division. In his introductory remarks, many – including me – were struck by his declaration, “One of the things you’ll find is that I’m very self-aware and open to feedback.” ” Even from the side of the room, I could see the eye rolling.

Distracted by Tinsel?


We are getting close to the Festivus season. Be prepared to air your grievances


11 Key Principles From Battlefield To Boardroom

Eric Jacobson

Ken Marlin 's book, The Marine Corps Way To Win On Wall Street , is all about a Marine-turned-banker's tactics for succeeding ethically, and more specifically about 11 key principles from battlefield to boardroom.

Quote of the Day


We are all in the same boat in a stormy sea, and we owe each other a terrible loyalty. - Chesterton

Happy Thanksgiving from

General Leadership

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” ” Meister Eckhart.