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Moments That Matter

Joseph Lalonde

It All Matters Have you ever had one of those “aha” moments in your life where clarity was immediate? I have had many moments like this over the last three decades as an entrepreneur, teacher, and parent.

Really Important Personal Branding Tips For Women Entrepreneurs

Women on Business

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Would You Hire You

Leadership Freak

If we aren’t careful, as time passes, leaders expect more from others and less from themselves. Would you hire you, if you interviewed yourself? You expect the people you interview to answer important… Continue reading → Personal Growth Growth Leadership Leadership Development

Weekly Round-Up: 60 Personal Effectiveness Tips, 6 Executive Communication Tips, How Not to Hate Change, Set Yourself Apart, & 7 Fears to Overcome


Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts. 60 Personal Effectiveness Tips From World-Class Experts By Richard Medcalf ( @rmedcalf ), Quadrant “Effectiveness is more than productivity.

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A Gift of Time

Lead Change Blog

Time, in my opinion, is one of the most precious commodities. It waits for no one. When it passes, you cannot bring it back. In essence, there is no rewind and there is no way of pausing it. You have a choice to stay in the moment or let it go by.

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Cut The Costs of Your Business Without Cutting Corners

Strategy Driven

In business, being able to keep costs as low as possible is key to get the maximum return for your business. But what many businesses get confused with, is the fact that cutting costs doesn’t have to jeopardise jobs or quality in your business or product.

Lots of Men Are Gender-Equality Allies in Private. Why Not in Public?

Harvard Business Review

Emma Innocenti/Getty Images. In the last week, film producer Harvey Weinstein’s decades of sexual harassment — which many have described as an open secret in Hollywood — have exploded onto the pages of the New York Times. The New Yorker documents even more disturbing accusations of rape and assault. It’s now clear that many men and women in Weinstein’s company and in the film industry knew about these alleged crimes but remained silent, allowing it to continue.

Business Events: Why You Need To Hold One!

Strategy Driven

Event hosting is, without a doubt, one of the very best ways to promote a business, and yet, few businesses are taking advantage of this simple method of promotion.

Contribution Margin: What It Is, How to Calculate It, and Why You Need It

Harvard Business Review

Ross M. Horowitz/Getty Images. When you run a company, it’s obviously important to understand how profitable the business is. Many leaders look at profit margin, which measures the total amount by which revenue from sales exceeds costs. But if you want to understand how a specific product contributes to the company’s profit, you need to look at contribution margin.

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Why Are Startup Founders So Bad at Changing Their Own Companies?

Harvard Business Review

Max Oppenheim/Getty Images. Company founders would seem to be a natural fit for change management programs. They are persuaders and visionaries who perceive opportunities and seize them quickly. From airlines to autos, and from TVs to taxis, individual entrepreneurs have upended one industry after another. When channeled successfully, these attributes represent the lifeblood of entrepreneurship and market disruption.

What Can Go Wrong?


Photo by Helloquence at Unsplash "What can go wrong?" is a great question to ask - provided it is asked seriously - and provided it is answered slowly and thoroughly


Bureaucracy Is Keeping Health Care from Getting Better

Harvard Business Review

Kelvin Murray/Getty Images. In a recent article , Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini detail the toll that growing bureaucracy is taking across industries. Many of those working in the consolidating health care industry will immediately validate several of the authors’ key findings, including: Bureaucracy is growing, not shrinking.

5 Ways to Enjoy Your Break Time during a Long Day of Work

Strategy Driven

If you’re struggling through a hectic day at work, it’s likely that you’ll spend a lot of time dreaming about your next break. Taking regular breaks is a fantastic way to stay motivated and energized throughout the day. This is especially true if you’re using your break times effectively.

Research: Companies Are Less Likely to Hire Current Military Reservists

Harvard Business Review

Corey Rich/Getty Images. Prior to 9/11, the obligation of the military’s Reserve Component servicemembers — more commonly known as reservists — was typically limited to training one weekend a month and two weeks during the summer. In support of the extended military engagements in Afghanistan and Iraq, however, reservists have been required to serve as full-time members of the military for prolonged periods of time.

Happy 241st Birthday to the United States Navy!

General Leadership

“It follows then as certain as that night succeeds the day, that without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious.” ” President George Washington. Happy 241st Birthday to the U.S. Navy!

Sex, Power, and the Systems That Enable Men Like Harvey Weinstein

Harvard Business Review

Stockbyte/Getty Images. When I first heard accounts of film producer Harvey Weinstein’s predatory behavior, my mind devised punishments fitting for Renaissance Europe or the film A Clockwork Orange : Cover his face with a shame mask widely used centuries ago in Germany; shock his frontal lobes so that he’d start empathizing with the women he’s preyed on. When we learn of injustice, it’s only human to focus on how to eliminate or punish the person responsible.

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The private diaries of one of Rome's greatest emperors, the personal letters of one of Rome's best playwrights and wisest power brokers, the lectures of a former slave and exile, turned influential teacher. Against all odds and the passing of some two millennia, these incredible documents survive. From The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman

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There is no escape - man drags man down, or man lifts man up. Booker T. Washington