Sat.Oct 22, 2011

It looked easy…Until I became one…

Ron Edmondson

Parenting looked easy…until I became one. Leading looked easy…until I became one. Pastoring looked easy…until I became one. Husbandry looked easy…until I became one. Blogging looked easy…until I became one. Church planting looked easy…until I became one. Writing looked easy…until I became one. Go ahead: Add to my list! Related posts: Strong Words For Preachers (and others). President Obama: Looking Like a President. Thoughts on the Local Church, by Nate Edmondson. Culture Encouragement

The Online Influence of Forbes’ Most Powerful Women

Women on Business

Forbes recently published its annual list of the 100 Most Powerful Women. The list includes leaders from the political, media, entertainment, non-profit, and business worlds, including U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, PepsiCo Inc. Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi, and entertainer Lady Gaga.

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Saturday Night Prayer Chain 2, Let’s Pray for One Another

Ron Edmondson

It’s been a couple months since we did a Saturday night prayer chain. Is your life still in need of prayer? How can we pray for you? This is simple. You leave a comment on this post, my faithful prayer warrior readers read it, and we pray.

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The Secret to Failing Well

Leadership Freak

Our children finished their Little League Baseball (LL) experience long ago. My LL experience goes back to the mid ’60’s but I still remember. My first at-bat ever, I hit a home run. That solidified my role as clean-up batter. My last at bat I struck out. All these years later, I still remember those [.]. Decisions Failure Influence Marks of leaders Personal Growth Leadership Development

Saturday’s Quote From Lewis Carroll

Management is a Journey

Alice came to a fork in the road. Which road do I take?, she asked. Where do you want to go?, responded the Cheshire cat. I don’t know, Alice answered. Then, said the cat, It doesn’t matter what road you take. – Lewis Carroll. Leadership leadership management organizational productivity strategic thinking

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Guest Post: Three Ways to Increase Trust and Eliminate Drama

Lead on Purpose

By Marlene Chism. You ask your employees to engage, but they sit there with their arms crossed. You solicit ideas, but no one comes forward. No one seems to know exactly what is expected and everyone seems to pass the buck. If you see any of these drama indicators, it’s likely that there is a trust issue in your workplace. Stephen M.R.

A Healing Connection

Michael Lee Stallard

We’ve been doing more work of late in the health care field, helping organizations such as the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center develop Connection Cultures that boost employee engagement and improve patient outcomes. If you have a story to tell or are aware of practices that boost connection at hospitals, would you please post it on the comments below or email me at mstallard@epluribuspartners.com. Thank you.

Sparta's Fall

Execupundit

Historian Victor Davis Hanson is now a novelist

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High Trust Leadership

Brilliant Leader

One of the age old questions that continues to drive many people to distraction is “What is the difference between management and leadership?” There are of course a plethora of answers to this question that have kept academics, trainers and writers going in perpetuity. For me, one of the key differences between the two is [.]. Uncategorized Leadership Leadership Development

Quote of the Day

Execupundit

No one can go on being a rebel too long without turning into an autocrat. Lawrence Durrell

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Elbert Hubbard - Folk Philospher for Personal Strength

Building Personal Strength

Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) Elbert Hubbard was a colorful figure in late 19th-century American literature. He wrote and published prolifically, but none of his works became classics, except perhaps the brief essay, "A Message to Garcia."

PC and the Boy Scouts

Execupundit

Kathleen Arnn examines the old and new versions of the Boy Scouts' handbook and her conclusions are not encouraging. An excerpt: The old handbook spoke proudly of the chivalric tradition; the new apologizes for the antiquated example of the knights. It sandwiches a few cursory paragraphs on moral virtue between a lengthy discussion of drugs and alcohol and a section on sexual responsibility. Moral choices are reduced to healthy choices.

You have a better chance to come after if: 7

Self Help Zen

you focus on one thing at a time; you keep one, focused list; you are focused, no matter what. you maintain focused energy; you uphold focus on keeping balance; you create, follow, innovate and change systems that are focused to bring expected results; you organize yourself for focused execution. If… If, in a nutshell, you’re focused …ruthlessly, focused (towards the right goal ). The post You have a better chance to come after if: 7 appeared first on Self Help Zen.

First Paragraph

Execupundit

At the first gesture of morning, flies began stirring. Inman's eyes and the long wound at his neck drew them, and the sound of their wings and the touch of their feet were soon more potent than a yardful of roosters in rousing a man to wake. So he came to yet one more day in the hospital ward. He flapped the flies away with his hands and looked across the foot of his bed to an open triple-hung window. Ordinarily he could see to the red road and the oak tree and the low brick wall.

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You have a better chance to come after if: 7

Utpal Writes

you focus on one thing at a time; you keep one, focused list; you are focused, no matter what. you maintain focused energy; you uphold focus on keeping balance; you create, follow, innovate and change systems that are focused to bring expected results; you organize yourself for focused execution. If… If, in a nutshell, you’re focused …ruthlessly, focused (towards the right goal ). Self-Help being specific Make a difference Personal Development power of choice winning

Trouble in Paradise

Execupundit

This is a drag, man. They're going after the drums

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