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Dancing Priest: How a Book Was Born

Ron Edmondson

This is a guest post by Glynn Young. And, it’s fiction. Glynn lives in suburban St. He’s married with two grown sons and two grandsons. It was 2002.

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When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Very often, that individual is crazy. Dave Barry


The Three Conversations that Follow Feedback

Leadership Freak

Three conversations follow negative feedback; excuse, denial, and/or tell-me-more. Excuse-conversations blame. Everyone who says, “It’s not my fault,” subtly or directly says, “I’m not responsible for my negative behavior, they are.” Excuses are the reason: You feel good about you and bad toward others. Frustration continues. Growth stops.

Are leaders born or made? New study tips the balance…

Talent Technologies

Are leaders born or made?… … This is a question we are asked a lot during our Leadership Challenge training workshops as well as in general. And it may be of little surprise that the question. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Leadership

Leadership and Breaking the Rules

You're Not the Boss of Me

This post is a refreshed version of one I wrote in 2010. And there are all kinds of them. But sometimes rules really do only serve to get in the way.

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Their expressions are serious and at one point they kiss. They leave and their table is taken by a stocky attorney who hosts a television show.

Leadership Inspirations – Building Character

Strategy Driven

“A talent is formed in stillness, a character in the world’s torrent.” ” Charles James Fox. 1749 – 1806).

Edwin O'Connor's "The Edge of Sadness"


T erry Teachout writes about Edwin, the other O'Connor. An excerpt: Such popularity is not easily forgiven in certain cultural circles. Edmund Wilson, who knew O'Connor and admired him greatly, observed apropos of The Edge of Sadness that "a literary intellectual objects to nothing so much as a best-selling book that also possesses real merit."

Liz Wiseman on Good and Bad “Multipliers” in the Workplace Environment

First Friday Book Synopsis

In Multipliers, written with Greg McKeown, Liz Wiseman juxtaposes two quite different types of persons whom she characterizes as the “Multiplier” and the “Diminisher.” Multipliers “extract [.].

Miscellaneous and Fast


Wally Bock has some thoughts on Lance Armstrong. The trailer for " Monsieur Lazhar." Tim Ferriss : A profile in The Telegraph. The trailer for " Captive Wild Woman." Stanley Bing on an employee meeting in China. Yugo commercial : " We wanted a dependable second car." CoolTools : The Bug Blaster. Looks neat.] Are you going to finish that?

Weekly Videos Provide Tips For Leaders

Eric Jacobson

In the videos, Kansas City-area entrepreneurs offer their advice about a wide range of topics of interest to business owners, managers and leaders.

Into The Storm Teaches 5 Key Teamwork Strategies And Tactics

Eric Jacobson

Strategy #1: Put team unity first. Make the team the rock star. Winning tactic : Find committed team members who want to go to Hobart. "A Jillian B.