Sun.Aug 14, 2011

7 Things the Pastor Doesn’t Need to Know

Ron Edmondson

In every position of leadership I have ever held, there were people who felt the need to “inform&# the leader. When I served in an elected office, people told me things I wouldn’t have otherwise known without the position. Sometimes I needed to know…sometimes I didn’t.

Mythbusting The 6 “Can’ts” Of Personal Leadership

Terry Starbucker

In my leadership journey, I’ve had a lot of opportunity to figure out the “right&# way to lead.

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On Leadership and Ethics: The Great 8 Habits

Linked 2 Leadership

Your values, code of ethics, and the internalization of the same are the basis for your development of conscience. Ethics have to come from the inside out, not from the outside in. According to Aristotle, we can grow and expand in our virtuous behavior through habit. Aristotle states: “Neither by nature, then, nor contrary to nature do [.].

Grace Community Church has a NEW WEBSITE!

Ron Edmondson

Today Grace Community Church released our new website. It’s streamlined, cleans up some areas, and offers and easier navigation for visitors. Most of our web traffic comes from people checking out churches, so we needed to simplify some things…plus…it was time for a change.

Working Toward Working Less

Leadership Freak

The reason you don’t get more done is you’re doing too much. We tie our worth to being busy. The busier we are the more important we feel. There is some truth to the idea that being busy indicates we are valuable to others. Perpetual busyness, however, is more a sickness than an indication of [.]. Decisions Failure Health Insecurity Saying No Stress Time management Growth

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Fear of Loss


Losing something you already have, is a STRONG motivator. Have you ever observed that people hate to lose something? In fact, losing something can often be a stronger motivator than gaining something. You might have heard the expression, “a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.”. frontpage

Does Customer Experience Trump Price?

Women on Business

Guest post by Sarah Hedayati (learn more about Sarah at the end of this post). When you go into a business, what’s more important to you: price or the experience that takes place? While you may be thinking, “I lean toward experience, but it won’t matter if the price is beyond what I can afford.” There is a line that separates price from experience. In general, most people will pay a bit above their budget for a positive buying experience.

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Words Of Leadership And Management Wisdom From John P. Kotter

Eric Jacobson

Here are some words of wisdom from a 1990 Harvard Business Review article by John P. Kotter: Leadership complements management; it doesn't replace it. Management controls people by pushing them in the right direction; leadership motivates them by satisfying basic human needs.

The Innovator's DNA

CEO Blog

We are having a lovely rain day today. The gardens need it. I read a great book by Clay Christensen , Jeff Dyer and Hal Gregersen called The Innovator's DNA - Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators. Christensen is one of the great thinkers of our time. Start by reading his book - Innovators Dilemma where he explains what disruptive innovation is. The Innovator's DNA builds on his many previous books by laying out the skills needed to innovate.

How to Know God’s Will

Ron Edmondson

The world and all its desires pass away, but the man who does the will of God lives forever. 1 John 2:17 NIV. Some of my best growth times with the Lord have been during teaching times with my children. I remember when my son asked an important question, “Daddy, what is the ‘will of God’?”. Now, he wasn’t asking, “What does God want me to do?” It was more general than that. He simply wanted to know what the phrase “will of God” meant.

Online Businesses Ask… Employee or Independent Contractor?

Women on Business

Guest post by Craig Calvin (learn more about Craig at the end of this post). As the global economy grows weaker, Internet commerce is growing at a faster rate worldwide. Brick and mortar can take a big bite out of your company’s bottom line, but what is even more expensive for any company is its payroll and benefits packages. Employees usually make up about 50% of the cost to any business.

What Memoirs Can Teach Us About #Management

Management Craft

Here are a few stray thoughts that end up connecting. Great memoirs are hot sellers in book stores because people love reading about interesting lives. In the field of management we throw around words like engagement, enrollment, commitment, getting "on the bus." Is it necessary for us to love or connect to the mission of our organizations? It is ideal, but what about for those companies that don't HAVE a compelling mission?

Leading Beyond Your Title Sometimes Means: 15

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Leading Beyond Your Title Sometimes Means: 15

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"Baseball and Memory"


Joseph Epstein reviews the new book by Lee Congdon on national pastime : Lee Congdon has spent—I hesitate to say wasted—his youth and much of his manhood as a Chicago Cubs fan. (So,

10 August 2011 - New York City, NY - Mastering Workplace Performance

Jason Womack

Thanks again, New York, for the opportunity to share this information with you over a few hours last Wednesday. I remember earlier in the morning, about 20 minutes before we started, someone asked me, "Jason, do we really need an entire day for this seminar?" Here was (and is) my question back when someone asks me that: "When was the last time your manager and/or team gave you an ENTIRE day to go off to another room and think about how you work.

Corelli Break


At The Hammock Papers. Is there any composer nowadays who belongs in the same room with Corelli? If so, please give me the name


Kenny Chesney (Country Singer, Songwriter, and C.E.O) in “The Corner Office”

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Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Kenny Chesney (Country Singer, Songwriter, and C.E.O) who manages an overall staff of about 150 employees. He says, “I don’t [.].