Wed.Feb 18, 2015

How You Value “Value” Determines Your Leadership Value

General Leadership

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value!” ” Albert Einstein. Our value as a leader, and how others perceive our value, has much to do with how we value value and how those around us do the same . Value is a measure of relative worth, merit, or importance.

How a Young Leader Develops as a Leader

Ron Edmondson

This is a guest post by Tyler Crosson. Tyler is student pastor where I serve. He’s an excellent communicator and has a passionate heart for Jesus and for ministry. He knows God is preparing him to a more lead role in a church and it’s been fun to watch him in this journey.

Chip Shots – Time Management Tips

Lead Change Blog

Here at Lead Change Group, we know that problems are most effectively solved when individuals come together to meld ideas, energies, and approaches. To use a golf analogy, not every shot is a long drive.

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Trust is a Relationship (Not a Commodity)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Waiting For Trust to Be Earned I sometimes hear leaders say that they think "trust is earned" and that we should not trust others until they have earned our trust through their behavior and choices. I see several big problems with this way of thinking about trust. Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking 7 Lenses ethical leadership ethics education leadership development leading ethically

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A Chief What Officer? The truth about titles.

N2Growth Blog

By Brody Clemmer. Chief Innovation Officer, N2Growth. I have been a Digital Marketer, a Genius, a Business Representative, and a Shift Manager. I have guided through the titles that life has graciously provided me, without a true understanding of what it meant. Now, I find myself in this position again as a Chief Innovation Officer. When people ask me, “Brody, what do you do?” I tell them my respective title. When they look at me with a puzzled ‘yeah right!’

10 Negative Results of Believing People are Incapable

Leadership Freak

Wanting change – while thinking and acting the same – is frustrating futility. Trying to change people is the greatest futility of all. Coaching-leaders don’t change people, they have transformative conversations where people… Continue reading → Coaching Questions Leadership Development organizational success

An Effective Way To Apologize

Joseph Lalonde

W hen’s the last time you screwed up and owed someone an apology? It’s probably fairly recently. We all mess up and hurt those we care about and lead. I know I’ve needed to apologize recently. Image via Creative Commons. That’s not to say I’m perfect at apologizing.

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7 Career Frustrations Every Go-Getter Feels

Let's Grow Leaders

Odds are that some executive in your life is making it all look easy. The quick rise to the top. In perfect shape, with the the perfect family all dressed cleanly in the company colors at the company picnic.

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"History Must Be Told"


No one could ever have held the whole of human knowledge in his mind—not, at least, for several thousand years.

“The Sons of Former Slaves & The Sons of Former Slave Owners” – Tomlinson Hill, a Book to Read Fully!

First Friday Book Synopsis

Let’s start with some brief excerpts from the book. Read them carefully. (I’ve I’ve bolded a portion). I have borne witness to enough injustice, hatred, violence, and bigotry to know that the accident of one’s gender, race, nationality, and wealth determines one’s future more than one’s personal intelligence or motivation. I always knew when white men […]. Randy''s blog entries

ISIS Goals


Graeme Wood, writing in The Atlantic , on what ISIS really wants. An excerpt: There is a temptation to rehearse this observation—that jihadists are modern secular people, with modern political concerns, wearing medieval religious disguise—and make it fit the Islamic State.

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The Success and Challenges of Women Entrepreneurs – Susie Garcia

Women on Business

We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven''t already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link]. Businesswomen Interviews Women Business Owners women entrepreneurs

Your Job as Grad School


My guess is that all jobs can be learning experiences. Even bad jobs can produce the lesson of "I never want to do that again." On a more positive note, however, there are jobs where we can learn an enormous amount if we are alert and willing to look for lessons. This is not automatic.

The Business of Kindness

Strategy Driven

With little ability to read during my bout with the flu over Christmas, I listened to NPR. What I heard was hopeful: programs discussing kindness. Kindness – not a word historically associated with corporations, those bastions of male verve – is now being equated with the bottom line. How times have changed. In the 90s when I gave keynotes titled ‘Sales as a Spiritual Practice’ I would get asked: “Yes, but how would we make money?”.

Appalachian Spring


Cultural Offering on Copland''s finest work. If I had to pick the one composer who has brought the most pleasure to my life, it would be Aaron Copland


Dick and Emily Axelrod: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Dick and Emily Axelrod come from a long line of entrepreneurs. So it was no surprise when in 1981 Dick left General Foods to form The Axelrod Group. At the time Emily was studying to get her second masters degree, in Social Work. At the same time as Dick was leaving General Foods, his friend […].

Art Break: Thayer


Art Contrarian looks at the work of Abbott Handerson Thayer


Mini Saga #136 – Preconception

Rajesh Setty

Mini Saga #135 – Preconception. Mark was shocked and amused when his three-year old son screamed, “Dad, I suck.”. What?” he asked. “I I suck, Dad, I suck” the boy repeated. Where did you learn that?” Mark asked. Don’t know, Dad. I suck and can’t get out, “ the boy said. “Oh, Oh, you’re stuck.”

Quote of the Day


T he ability to lead teams ranks high on almost everyone''s list of leadership competencies. But there is rarely any mention of the ability to use teams. Yet CEOs get more leverage from using teams than from sitting at the head of the table leading them. - Bob Frisch

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Two Gifts I Think You Need

David A Fields

I’m going to walk way out on a limb and assume you want to grow—financially, professionally, and personally. Okay, it wasn’t much of a limb. More like lounging in a lawn chair while looking at the tree. Regardless, the gifts discussed below apply to any endeavor.

Thanks Kurt!


Kind words today from Cultural Offering''s Kurt Harden. Cultural Offering is a "must read" blog. Simply outstanding

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In Search of Self-Worth

Utpal Writes

Do you know what’s your self worth? Are you in search of things that are beyond the logical boundaries of sorts? Do you believe in … yourself, your vision, your startup co-founders, your product idea … … and your startup so deeply that others find your beliefs highly opinionated, unreasonable and outside the generally accepted norms? If so, then chances are you might be creating your destiny in a way you won’t regret later.

Many Thanks


I am deeply honored by the kind words from Tanmay Vora, a blogger and management thinker for whom I have the highest regard. What a great way to start the day

Reinvent Your Sales Process While Still Hitting Your Numbers

Harvard Business Review

If you have a monopoly, then your reward is a quiet life, one devoid of having to deal with competition. But most firms face changing competition, threats to their installed base, and quarterly investor expectations — all of which place sometimes conflicting demands on sales efforts.

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Music Break


Stevie Nicks : " Rhiannon


Visualizing Sun Tzu’s The Art of War

Harvard Business Review

Jessica Hagy is a professional writer and illustrator well-known for her minimalist ink-on-index-card illustrations, which are found at her site Indexed. Hagy’s typical card is a venn diagram or x-y plot of a deceptively simple idea with a punchline.

How Great Coaches Ask, Listen, and Empathize

Harvard Business Review

Historically, leaders achieved their position by virtue of experience on the job and in-depth knowledge. They were expected to have answers and to readily provide them when employees were unsure about what to do or how to do it.

Improving Innovation in Africa

Harvard Business Review

Opportunity is on the rise in Africa.