Fri.Jan 11, 2019

Courageous Servant Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

I had one of my most profound, memorable, touching experiences in Washington, D.C. two weeks ago that I’ve realized after reflection has some important connections to leadership.

Taming a Strength That’s Become a Weakness

Lead Change Blog

Darryl has a hard time seeing the new year as a blank slate opportunity for tackling issues at work. His employer went through substantial changes during the year—new ownership, new management team, new way of leading—and now wants leaders who are multi-dimensional. Because Darryl’s performance isn’t in line with their expectations, his boss told him future promotions were unlikely as long as he remained too competitive, too logical, too judgmental, too focused on results and tradition.

Leadership Development Goals for 2019

Great Leadership By Dan

One of my most read series of posts is my somewhat yearly list of New Year’s development goals for leaders. I don’t go back and check previous years, so there may be duplicates, as there should be. Things like “striving to be a better listener” come up each year as I work with leaders from around the world. In my coaching practice, I usually start with a 360-degree assessment and use that as to help leaders identify and choose their development goals.

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The Star Formerly Known as Anderson Layman is now simply "A Layman." Photo by frankie cordoba at Unsplash


Shazam and Other Ridiculous Solutions

Leadership Freak

The simple habit that changes my life is putting my fingers on the keyboard and starting to type. I’m never sure of the result. I am sure of the first step. Even a… Continue reading → Accountability Motivation Personal Growth Solutions Success Growth Leadership Development organizational success

Proposal Writing


I will be back soon. I'm currently preparing a mega-proposal. That tedious process includes deciphering the ancient Greek used by the Purchasing people in their RFP. Always a fun bunch, the Purchasing folks. Photo by Kelly Sikkema at Unsplash

Are You Triaging or Prioritizing Your Work?

Next Level Blog

If you’ve ever had to make a trip to the emergency room (hopefully not) or watched a medical drama on TV (probably so), you’ve seen a team of doctors, nurses and other team members doing triage. Triage is the process of assessing which patients need immediate treatment or attention and which can wait until after the more urgent cases are addressed.

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Tips For Building Trust

Eric Jacobson

You can't lead if your employees, team or followers don't trust you. Building trust takes energy, effort and constant attention to how you act. To help build trust, follow these 16 tips , recommended by author Susan H.

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The Man is a Beatle


Nicholas Bate continues his series on "Why We Love The Beatles." Photo by Samuel Dixon at Unsplash


Weekly Round-Up: New Year’s Resolutions for CEOs & Internal Comms Pros, Cementing Your Leadership Brand, Internal Comms Best Practices for 2019, 3 (Not-so-Easy) Steps to Nail Thought Leadership


Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts.

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"The whole trouble with your farm," Romano Muscari said, "is that it is too far uphill for the American suntanners, and too low for the German skiers. Location is everything." - From In Calabria by Peter S. Beagle


10 Lessons Learned In Search of Success as a Leader

Management Excellence

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Why Most Performance Evaluations Are Biased, and How to Fix Them

Harvard Business Review

Avoid open-ended questions. Assessing performance Talent management Digital Article

The Strategy Puzzle of Subscription-Based Dating Sites

Harvard Business Review

If they do their job too well, they might put themselves out of business. Business models Strategy Technology Product development Digital Article

Data Was Supposed to Fix the U.S. Education System. Here’s Why It Hasn’t.

Harvard Business Review

Better information doesn’t always lead to better teaching. Data Educational Institutions Digital Article