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How Committed are You?

Kevin Eikenberry

I know I’m asking you an important question. I may be asking a hard question. I’m also asking a question you might want me to clarify, like what type of commitment am I referring to?

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Nightmare Before Christmas

Joseph Lalonde

Tim Burton movies are easy to pick out from the rest of the movies you may have seen. They are quirky and dark. They tell stories in a way you will remember them. His first big screen movie was Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.

9 Tips to Effectively Manage your Online Reputation

Career Advancement

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”. Warren Buffett~. Blake was about to submit his resume for several open positions.

How to Get a Job That comes with the Best Benefits

Strategy Driven

If you want a job that comes with all the best benefits, then there are a few ways to ensure that this happens. Take a Closer Look. Job hunters who know the tricks of the trade know how to identify any job benefits that will contribute to their bottom line.

George H.W. Bush 1924-2018

Leading Blog

G EORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH, the 41st president of the United States, died on November 30 at age 94.

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Respond to Crises with Clarity and Confidence

Nathan Magnuson

What happens when you find yourself in the midst of a crisis situation? Do you freeze up? Jump into action? Sit down to create a plan? What if you’re the person in charge? It’s the leader’s job recognize when stakes are high and respond appropriately.

How to Overcome the Voice of Experience

Leadership Freak

The negative impact of experience is a closed mind. The story of David and Goliath in the Hebrew Bible illustrates the power of embracing new methods when facing unexpected challenges. The voice of… Continue reading → Leading Marks of leaders Personal Growth Success courageous leaders Growth organizational success

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The WHAT Test – A Simple Strategy to Think Through Level of Commitment

Ron Edmondson

The WHAT Test. Over the years, I have found numerous uses for this simple strategy of thought. The WHAT Test is an acronym of steps to force you to think through how committed everyone involved actually is to a project, relationship or goal. It doesn’t ensure success, but it can help you avoid the disappointment of not having thoroughly thought about the agreed upon direction and level of commitment before you begin.

The Best Moments


"The best moments we any of us have as human beings are those moments when for a little while it is possible to escape the squirrel-cage of being me into the landscape of being us." - Frederick Buechner [Photo by Bruce Tighe at Unsplash


How To Listen Effectively

Eric Jacobson

Here are some great tips from Michelle Tillis Lederman's book, The 11 Laws of Likability.

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Learning to Learn


Tanmay Vora provides analysis and a sketch note on how to learn slowly. Photo by JESHOOTS.COM at Unsplash

Journey From Within

Lead Change Blog

Two months ago, I created my third personal development program called Journey From Within. The purpose of the program is to help people understand their learning patterns, revisit their journey, and help them find ways to better themselves. When I think of this program, Maya Angelou’s quote comes to mind. You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.

Weak Links


If you think there is no weak link then that assumption may be a weak link. If you sense something might not be a solid link then it is highly likely that item is the weak link because weak links emit signals. Too often we ignore them.

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Customer Satisfaction is Not Enough

Deming Institute

Guest post by John Hunter , author of Management Matters: Building Enterprise Capability. To succeed over the long term organizations must seek not to satisfy customers but to delight customers. Employees need to understand how customers actually use their product or service.

Billie Holiday


Cultural Offering has the essential mixes. In addition to a bunch of other things, the man knows music. Photo by Umberto Cofini at Unsplash


You are not alone

Deep Imprints

When the odds are against you, it is normal to feel isolated and alone. After all, your energy and focus narrow to the point of survival. This week I’ve continued my reading Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead.

Macron's Nightmare


He's lost the support of the intellectuals


How to Answer the Dreaded “Got a Minute?

Lead from Within

How many times a day do you think a leader is asked, “Got a minute?”. The answer is often—more often than you’d think. When you have work to be done and goals to be met and tasks to finish, it’s easy to view a steady stream of people asking “ Got a minute?” as intrusive and unwelcome.

Modern Times


After a domestic violence arrest in Los Angeles and a public rift with his porn star client Stormy Daniels over fees and legal strategy, even some of his most loyal supporters are questioning whether he can survive the latest round of challenges and remain a viable candidate. From Politico

Challenging Conversations—How to Tell an Employee It’s Over

Management Excellence

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To Retain New Hires, Spend More Time Onboarding Them

Harvard Business Review

Andy Roberts/Getty Images. This year, the unemployment rate in the U.S. hit a 49-year low of 3.7%. The demand for companies to retain top talent is intensifying. One report suggests that employee retention is the number one issue on the minds of CEOs today — not just in the U.S.,

How to Decide Whether to Relocate for a Job

Harvard Business Review

Windsor & Wiehahn/Getty Images. Sometimes the perfect job isn’t down the street, but rather thousands of miles — or perhaps even an ocean — away. If you’re offered a job in a different location, how do you know if it’s worth relocating?

Should Dual-Class Shares Be Banned?

Harvard Business Review

CAPTION TEXT HERE/Getty Images. Voices against dual-class shares, which violate the principles of corporate democracy and the precept of “one share one vote,” have increased over time.

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