Wed.Apr 19, 2017

7 False Beliefs of the Leadership Vacuum

Ron Edmondson

Many times a leader can be clueless about the real health of the organization they lead. If a leader refuses to solicit feedback, or doesn’t listen to criticism or stops learning, they can begin to believe everything is under control when in reality things are falling apart around them.

5 Tips For Writing Perfect Emails

Women on Business

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Leading Like Christ In The Workplace With Charlotte Gambill

Joseph Lalonde

Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 36 Leading in the world can seem to be a complicated matter. You don’t know how to speak up or share your faith. Or maybe you think you can’t. But you can.

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Is Our Leadership “Good?”

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton How will we know if our leadership is "good?" Since there are conflicting opinions about what good leaders do, we need an understanding of the context to answer this important question. Complexity Ethical Leader 7 lenses book complexity and leadership ethical business leadership good leadership

Hiring a Team – Employee or Independent Contractor?

Women on Business

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Follow Through On What You Promise

Eric Jacobson

Set a good example for your employees and follow through on everything you say you are going to do. If you promise to get an employee an answer, get it for him or her. If you say you'll send a team member a report, do so. As the Nike campaign/slogan so aptly says, "Just Do It."

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Communication – Easy to break – Tough to fix

General Leadership and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “If a leader can’t get a message across clearly and motivate others to act on it, then having a message doesn’t even matter.”

Words Wrapped in Gauze


Surgical strike. Collateral damage. Investments in infrastructure. Revenue enhancements. Reduction in force. Urban renewal. Language. Always watch the language


One Thing Podcast: The Leadership Gap | What Gets Between You and Your Greatness

Lead from Within

CLICK TO LISTEN. Why do we all get stuck at some point in our lives? If you are listening to this podcast, it’s because you want MORE out of life. You want to achieve greatness… but, too often, we get stuck along the way.

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Cosmo and the Cuban Diet


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Connect the Dots: Without Context, There’s No Meaning


Every employee comes into the workplace with his or her own context. It’s a mix of our upbringing, culture, religion, memories, and experiences, along with our other cues and clues from the individual communicating the message. Context influences how we interpret information.

1918: The Mother of All Pandemics


By the early 1990s, 75 years of research had failed to answer a most basic question about the 1918 pandemic: why was it so fatal? No virus from 1918 had been isolated, but all of its apparent descendants caused substantially milder human disease.

Do You Love What You Do?

Steve Farber

How do you know if you love what you do for a living? It’s a simple question that seems straight-forward enough, but it’s not always easy to answer. Many people would instinctively say something like, “I just know” or “I can just feel that it’s right” or “I definitely know the opposite – when I don’t love what I do.”. Those aren’t wrong answers, they’re just a bit vague. They are tied to emotions, which we know can be fleeting. And, frankly, they aren’t all that helpful.

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From India to France


Tanmay Vora's sketchnotes have gained a lot of well-deserved attention and they are about to get more. As he notes here , he's been interviewed for a French book on the subject

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Podcast: Ideas That Make An Impact

Lead from Within

How to Discover Your Leadership Style. Podcast with Ask Jeremy and Lolly Daskal. Click PLAY to listen to this episode. About Lolly Daskal. Lolly Daskal is one of the most sought-after executive leadership coaches in the world.

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I was equally struck by my colleagues' lack of concern. They seemed completely unworried, as if none of this had anything to do with them - that, for all their education, university professors can't even imagine political developments having any effect on their careers: they consider themselves untouchable. From Submission by Michel Houellebecq

How To Pivot in Your Transformation

Lead from Within

LISTEN TO PODCAST. What’s stopping you from pivoting into your next move? Pivoting is essential with any transition in any part of your life. This pivot could be a career change, starting a family, starting a business, or even growing a business.

Women Dominate College Majors That Lead to Lower-Paying Work

Harvard Business Review

The pay gap between men and women in the U.S. — the 80-ish cents on the dollar that the average woman earns for every dollar the average man does — has narrowed at such a slow pace that it would be unfair to glaciers to call it glacial. When people talk about the pay gap, what this phrase typically means is that a woman is being paid less than a man for doing the same work.

Author’s Corner: Meredith Bell and Lolly Daskal

Lead from Within

Author’s corner: Interview with Lolly Daskal and Meredith Bell. The post Author’s Corner: Meredith Bell and Lolly Daskal appeared first on Lolly Daskal. Lead From Within Lolly Daskal Meredith Bell The Leadership Gap Videos

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How Service Companies Can Earn Customer Trust and Keep It

Harvard Business Review

Being perceived as unreliable or unfair is a sure way for a service company to lose the trust of its customers. I’ve learned that truth from 40 years of conducting research in the fields of services marketing, service quality, and health services. Companies that serve customers who are in a state of stress are especially vulnerable to losing customers’ trust when they perform poorly.

Creating Simple Rules for Complex Decisions

Harvard Business Review

Machines can now beat humans at complex tasks that seem tailored to the strengths of the human mind, including poker, the game of Go, and visual recognition. Yet for many high-stakes decisions that are natural candidates for automated reasoning, like doctors diagnosing patients and judges setting bail, experts often favor experience and intuition over data and statistics.

Businesses Can No Longer Avoid Becoming Political

Harvard Business Review

Over the last two decades, business leaders in the West have been responding to risks posed by profound changes in the global economy, in technology, and in demographics. The successful ones have, at least. Rather than being undercut by new, lower-cost competitors in rapidly developing economies, such as China and India, companies have globalized their supply chains or offshored their production.

Who Controls the Blockchain?

Harvard Business Review

Blockchain networks tend to support principles, like open access and permissionless use, that should be familiar to proponents of the early internet. To protect this vision from political pressure and regulatory interference, blockchain networks rely on a decentralized infrastructure that can’t be controlled by any one person or group. Unlike political regulation, blockchain governance is not emergent from the community.

How to Spark Creativity When You’re in a Rut

Harvard Business Review

Remember your first day at work? You were excited. There were new people to meet, new skills to be learned, new processes or products to understand. If you are like most people, something else was different then — you. When you weren’t sure or didn’t understand, you asked questions, persistently. You compared what you were supposed to do on this job with what you had done in the past, and you made suggestions.

Good Management Predicts a Firm’s Success Better Than IT, R&D, or Even Employee Skills

Harvard Business Review

Nicholas Blechman for HBR. Ask any sports fan about their favorite team and they will usually spend half the time either cursing or extolling the manager. Apparently, the manager is responsible for every loss, and perhaps even the occasional victory. Enter any pub in England during soccer season and you will find hundreds of angry, red-faced fans shouting insults to the TV, many of them directed at the manager.