Sun.Nov 20, 2011

The Impulse Every Leader Must Fight (To Build A Better Team)

Terry Starbucker

I’m sure you’ve all heard this one before: “You Only Have One Chance To Make A Great First Impression” In fact, I bet you’ve heard it hundreds of times. Because it’s true.

Building an Adaptable Team: 6 Ideas


Ability to deal with rapid changes and uncertainties on the field is as critical a skill for organizations/teams as it is for the military troops. In military operations, lack of agility can have more serious and rapid consequences. In case of teams, individuals and organizations, the consequences may not be visible in a short term,

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30 Things You Have to Experience to Understand

Ron Edmondson

Some things you have to live to fully understand. All my life I’ve heard the phrase, “You’d have to experience it to understand it”. The older I get the more I know that statement to be true about many things. I was reflecting recently about ways I’ve heard that statement used and ways it’s come true in my life. Some of these below I have experienced; some I haven’t. Some I hope to; some I hope I never will. Here are 30 things you have to experience to understand. (in


On Leadership and Executive Blind Spots

Linked 2 Leadership

We all have patterns, habits, and beliefs that limit us. The challenge is that we generally can’t see how those thought-patterns and beliefs hold us back and what we can’t see tends to sabotage our efforts. “Blind spots can severely impact an executive’s strategic vision, their course of action, and their rate of success.” ” They [.].

A Strong Word for People Pleasers

Ron Edmondson

The more dependent you on achieving other people’s approval…. The less willing you’ll be to follow God’s will at any cost…. “but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.” ” 1 Thessalonians 2:4. Related posts: Strong Words For Preachers (and others). A Strong Message to the Church. 5 Tips For Leading Strong Willed People. Encouragement Leadership Ministry

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Building Personal Strength

One Saturday my wife Kathleen and I were in Austin, Texas, to visit family and see the Texas vs. Kansas State football game (brother-in-law Charlie has season tickets with great seats on the 30-yard line).

Art Auction


How much would you pay for the above artwork? Odds are, it is not what was paid at a recent auction. Art Contrarian has the numbers


Complimentary Resource – Before You Hire: Complete Guide To Checking Your Employees

Strategy Driven

Before You Hire : Complete Guide To Checking Your Employees by Resource Nation, Inc. This guide will help you better understand the importance of background checks or employment screenings. Employees are your most valuable and usually your most expensive business asset.

A Touch of Civilization


A brief look at Rome via this excerpt from the Sacred Arias program with Andrea Bocelli


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When a man, a business corporation or an entire society is approaching bankruptcy, there are two courses that those involved can follow: they can evade the reality of their situation and act on a frantic, blind, range-of-the-moment expediency - not daring to look ahead, wishing no one would name the truth, yet desperately hoping that something will save them somehow - or they can identify the situation, check their premises, discover their hidden assets and start rebuilding.

Down the Mountain


I'm back in town, having made a short visit to an area just north of Payson, Arizona. It is beautiful country but the place I was staying was surrounded by mountains and so cell phone service was nonexistent. Internet access was a bit of a question mark so I didn't take a computer. This permitted, however, a great deal of reading amid cool pines and beautiful weather


The Reading Stack


Just added to the reading stack: Robert K. Massie's biography of Catherine the Great