Wed.Dec 30, 2015

12 Challenges for the New Year Which Can Make Your Life Better

Ron Edmondson

The verdict appears mixed among the people I know of whether of not they make resolutions for a new year. And, I understand, many have tried before – it didn’t work – and so now they are like “why bother?”

Lead Your Team to Happiness with These Tools

Lead Change Blog

We can all take a leaf out of Google’s book when it comes to building happy teams. Having recently read the book How Google Works, I realized it comes down to two things: employing the very best people and giving them the very best tools to work with.

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5 Questions For Leaders Seeking Insight In The New Year

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Grateful For The Conversation Many thanks to Leading in Context friends and followers for a wonderful 2015. I am grateful for the lively global conversation about the leadership we need for a better future. I appreciate your active involvement in the movement. Special thanks to all of you who have shared my blog posts and let me know what you want to learn more about in the future.

The Single Action That Will Lead To Incredible Growth

Joseph Lalonde

E very leader wants to improve. It’s ingrained in us, right? The problem is, many leaders fail to improve and improve quickly because they don’t know how. They miss the single action that brings incredible growth. And it’s right under our nose. Image via Creative Commons.

The Leader on a Pony

Leadership Freak

A few leaders possess wide bands of competence and giftedness. You probably don’t. Your high horse is a pony, at best. You possess a narrow band of giftedness. In the middle, you have… Continue reading → Humility Leading great leaders Leadership Leadership Development leadership success

How Leaders Drive Resolution of Their Company’s Most Pressing Issues

Strategy Driven

Want to drive resolution of your company’s issues while enhancing organizational alignment and accountability?

The Path to Happiness

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

I would be happy if. … if only my boss wasn’t such a jerk. … if only my co-workers were nicer. … if only I could find someone to finance my big idea. … if only I someone would publish my book. … if only my friends were more supportive. … if only my childhood had been different. … if only my parents weren’t so difficult. … if only I could find my soulmate.

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Leadership Lessons from the Wright Brothers

Leading Blog

T HE WRIGHT BROTHERS were born into an exciting period of American history. A time of great progress. Life-changing progress. It was their character that served them well in pursuing their passion for manned flight. The genius of the Wright brothers wasn’t just that they invented a plane.

The Leadership Quotes That Inspire Me

Eric Jacobson

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When the Heroes are Crooks


I wasn't sure that I was going to like this unusual novel but wound up thoroughly enjoying it


I Accomplished My 2015 Goal!

Eric Jacobson

I hit my 2015 fitness goal - run 50 competitive races during the year. Between March 14 and December 13, I ran: 4 10K races 1 8K race 45 5K races Motivational Compete Every Day T-shirts kept me inspired and driven. Thank you!

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Wisdom from Maine


Sippican Cottage reviews the year and makes a prediction. I won't say that his prediction is always right but it resonates with many of us. An excerpt: Don't get me wrong. I could make New Year's predictions that were spot on.

How Prioritizing Diversity Can Make You a Better Leader

Women on Business

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No Congratulations


No congratulations are due those who are merely: Petty instead of cruel. Tawdry instead of ugly. Passive instead of cowardly. Lazy instead of blindly ambitious. Shallow instead of ignorant. There can be a temptation to excuse behavior on the basis that it is not as bad as something else.


L2L Infographic: Emotional Intelligence and Your Career

Linked 2 Leadership

Emotional intelligence helps us manage stress, it is vital for enhanced co-operation and teamwork, and it helps us to learn in relationships. Studies have found that 67% of all competencies deemed essential for high performance are related to emotional intelligence. Leaders who score higher in emotional intelligence are more likely to be highly profitable in business. Infographic […].

Expend Energy; Deplete Energy; Replenish Energy – The Full Engagement Formula from Tony Schwartz; But, the Problem is the Implementation Problem

First Friday Book Synopsis

#1 – You will be depleted. It will happen more often than you realize. You have to become an “am I depleted?” observer of your own life. #2 2 – This depletion has an impact on each part of your life. In other words, depletion at work depletes the energy you have at home, for home,… Read More Expend Energy; Deplete Energy; Replenish Energy – The Full Engagement Formula from Tony Schwartz; But, the Problem is the Implementation Problem. Randy's blog entries

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For as long as I can remember, my father hibernated. Come late November or early December, the familiar signs would be evident, the familiar preparations begin. Already some days unshaven, the hair seeming to mat his chest a bit more thickly than usual, whether illusorily or otherwise, he would stuff himself on lots of good greasy food, like potato pancakes and pork butts, give us all a bear hug, and shuffle off to bed for the winter.

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How do you plan for another year?

Jason Womack

As you consider the things you're going to start, as well as what "they" are going to ask you to do, what do you think will make the difference as you move through a 366 day year? What's your plan. Balance Performance

Quote of the Day


The heights by great ones reached and kept Were not attained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upward in the night. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


10 Practical Ways to Meet New Consulting Clients

David A Fields

In the late 1970s, total strangers would walk up to my father and say, “Hey, aren’t you Richard Dreyfuss from Jaws?” It was probably because my Dad looked like Richard Dreyfuss. After all, no one said that to my Mom. As far as I know.

The Inner Game of Leading and Your New Year’s Resolutions

Management Excellence

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Taking Longer to Reach the Top Has Its Benefits

Harvard Business Review

Most career advice today encourages us to move forward passionately, intentionally, boldly — and above all, quickly. Career coaches don’t make a lot of money from encouraging people to “get ahead slowly.”

Helping Primary Care Doctors Contain Costs

Harvard Business Review

Primary care physicians (PCPs) have always focused on quality of care, but we found that most in our large, multispecialty practices were unaware of the enormous impact their daily decisions have on the cost of care.

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Only 8% of Leaders Are Good at Both Strategy and Execution

Harvard Business Review

DAVE WHEELER FOR HBR. In a 2013 survey of nearly 700 executives across a variety of industries, our firm asked respondents to rate the effectiveness of the top leaders of their companies. How many excelled at strategy? How many excelled at execution? The results are shown in the chart below.

Design Thinking Can Help Improve Care for the Elderly

Harvard Business Review

By 2050, the number of Americans over age 65 will more than double. Our current health care system is ill equipped to accommodate their growing needs. The challenge for health providers, payers, business, and government is to redesign services to address those needs.

Just 6 Seconds of Mindfulness Can Make You More Effective

Harvard Business Review

Some days it’s really draining to be a senior executive. You sit in meetings for hours on end, and every decision you need to make is difficult — all of the easy decisions have already been made at levels below you.

Marketing Lessons for Companies Big and Small

Harvard Business Review

Denise Lee Yohn , author of Extraordinary Experience and What Great Brands Do explains what we can learn from retail and restaurant brands. Download this podcast. Marketing Branding Customers Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations Audio