Sun.Dec 04, 2011

10 little Things That Will Make a BIG Difference In Your Leadership

Terry Starbucker

“To be really great in the little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization” – Harriet Beecher Stowe. There are leaders, and then there are LEADERS.

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December 4th Leadership Development Carnival

Kevin Eikenberry

Welcome to the Leadership Development Carnival! I’m pleased that we are hosting the Carnival this week. If you are a long time Leadership Development Carnival reader, you will notice something different this time around. Let me explain. Becky Robinson, our Director of Social Marketing, and I were talking about this the other day, since she [.]. Leadership Leadership Blogs Learning

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Adversity in the Center of God’s Will

Ron Edmondson

Saul told his son Jonathan and all the attendants to kill David. 1 Samuel 19:1 NIV. One day David was minding his own business, tending sheep, when God called him to be a king. He didn’t ask to be king, but God said he was the one. He turned out to be a really good king. Imagine that? God made a good pick! David had a heart modeled after God’s, according to the Bible.


Equipping Leader


David was one of my best friends during my years in Argentina. I didn't get to see him often, because he worked in a different and distant province. I consider David my mentor in anything having to do with the great outdoors. He taught me all about climbing and hiking.

Four Signs of Excessive Confidence


Confidence in a leader is generally considered a good and necessary trait. A healthy dose of self-esteem is vital for leaders to be able to withstand the close scrutiny and criticism that’s a way of life for them. Yet there is a darker side to confidence. It comes when a leader has excessive confidence. Matt, a mid-level executive in a Fortune 500 company, had a recent string of successes that resulted in increased revenue for his organization.

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Performing 'In a Flow,' 'In the Zone" - A Form of Mindfulness

Building Personal Strength

In another article, I referred to the work of Eckhart Tolle , who advocates that people make spending time "in the moment" their primary mode of being. It's a spiritual message, because the failure to do so means failing to live an authentic life. I'm a big sports fan, and one of the big fascinations for me is how the top performers do what they do on the playing field. How does a football team fall behind 0 to 10 and end up winning 42 to 10?

You Have A Choice-Will You Choose To Lead?

Leaders. Better. Brighter.

Choose To Lead? I can influence and affect the quality of my work, life and family. My personal initiative is almost always rewarded, either through. recognition from others, self-satisfaction of doing my best, or. through the experience I gained.

What are KSAs?


KSAs — Knowledge, Skill, Ability. Specific KSAs are needed in performing certain jobs. Individual KSAs are demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or training. KSAs are defined as: Knowledge – an organized body of information, usually factual or procedural in nature. For example, having knowledge of human resources’ rules and regulations could be used as a KSA for a Human Resources Specialist position.

The December Leadership Development Carnival Begins Today!

Great Leadership By Dan

The December Leadership Development Carnival is being hosted by my friends Becky Robinson and Kevin Eikenberry over at their Leadership and Learning blog. For this December edition, Kevin and Becky are breaking the Carnival up into multiple days - today through the rest of this week.

An American Life: Mark T. Fine


Mark T. Fine , brother of Eclecticity , gone too soon. Rest in peace


December 04 Leadership Development Carnival

Management Excellence

Our intrepid Leadership Development Carnival host, Dan McCarthy of Great Leadership fame, has for this month passed the hosting/producing baton to Kevin Eikenberry and Becky Robinson at Kevin's Learning & Leadership blog. They are adding their own unique twist by dividing up the many submissions into several different mini-Carnival postings during the week.

Zion Hears the Watchmen


Close your eyes and listen to some Bach today. You'll be in a better mood


Achievement Rule #1 - Ignore the Naysayers

Building Personal Strength

When I was 25 and serving my combat tour in Vietnam , I got two important letters. One was from the head of the Department of Psychology at West Point. The other was from the head of the Depart of English at West Point. Psychology and English were my favorite subjects when I was a cadet.

Noir Break


The trailer for " The Big Sleep


Mystery Man


Good news! Cultural Offering is hanging with Jonah Goldberg


Back By Popular Demand: The Great Christmas Light Debate


From the late Michael Kelly : Most of the houses in my neighborhood are white-light houses, and I have to admit they are lovely, but I was raised in a colored-light family, and I am raising Tom and Jack to be colored-light men, too. They do not take a lot of convincing on this. Boys are naturally colored lighters. We got up the first three strings of our lights the weekend before last, and another two last weekend, at which time we threw away the rotted Halloween pumpkin.

Car Art


Art Contrarian examines the beauty of car grilles. Bring back the DeSoto


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It was, he later admitted, a "rashly imprudent" act. He and his regiment were pursuing hostile Indians across the plains of Kansas, a portion of the country about which he knew almost nothing. And yet, when his pack of English greyhounds began to chase some antelope over a distant hill, he could not resist the temptation to follow. It wasn't long before he and his big, powerful horse and his dogs had left the regiment far behind.