Wed.Jun 29, 2016

7 Leadership Paradigms Needed for Church Growth

Ron Edmondson

I speak with churches every week who want to grow again, but nothing they do seems to work. I have heard people say it’s often a vision problem. It could be, but I think they are likely other reasons.

Creating Your Image As A Leader With Colleen Hammond – The Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 15

Joseph Lalonde

T oday’s Answers From Leadership podcast guest is Colleen Hammond. Colleen is an international best-selling author , stylist, speaker, comedienne, and mother — all rolled into one!

Four Important Toasts to Improve the FATE of Your Team

Lead Change Blog

The release date of this article was strategically planned – because toasts should not be reserved for New Year’s Eve only. Toasts should not be unspoken until the end of your season or project.

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5 Insights Into Leadership Development Future (Part 4)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton This post is Part 4 in the series "5 Insights Into Leadership Development Future.". The previous posts in the series in case you missed them: Part 1 on Global Trends Part 2 on Wholeness. Part 3 on Growth and Human Development In Part 4, we take a look at positive ethical values and the search for meaning. Complexity Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking Trends define ethical leadership ethical leadership in a global society positive ethical values

Three Blogging Essentials

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

After five years of writing my weekly leadership blog, I have taken some time to reflect on what has contributed to its success. These are my major lessons learned on how to establish a blog that people want to read. Three Blogging Essentials 1. Content, content, content.

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Overcoming the Barriers to Corporate Entrepreneurship

Strategy Driven

How do organizations achieve longevity, the kind of longevity that survives long past the founder or any particular leader or leadership team?

Leadership – It’s Not About You

N2Growth Blog

If you think leadership is about you, your ego has led you astray. Leadership has little to do with you and everything to do with those you lead. If you think leadership is about the bottom line, think again; it’s about the people. Without the people there is no bottom line. Closely examine the core characteristics of great leadership, and you’ll find it’s not power, title, authority or even technical competency that distinguishes truly great leaders.

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What To Do When The Customer is Wrong

Let's Grow Leaders

The only problem with the concept, “The customer is always right,” is that sometimes they’re wrong. If you’ve been in any kind of customer-facing position, I know you’re with me.

Business And Life Lessons My Father Taught Me

Eric Jacobson

My father passed away 15 years ago this month. What he taught me has served me well in business and in life. Even lessons I learned when I didn't at the time necessarily realize I was learning from him.

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Going Positive


Cultural Offering points to a different question for mental health therapists

The Courage Solution

Eric Jacobson

The Courage Solution , a new book by Mindy Mackenzie , is all about the simple truth that the only thing you can reliably change or control is yourself.

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Improving the Efficiency of Your Business the Smart Way

Women on Business

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link]. Women On Business Sponsors virtual receptionist

Old Friends


Late Monday night, I decided to re-read Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin series so I picked up Master and Commander. It is even better than I recalled. That is saying a great deal. The entire series of novels is also an excellent look at the very human challenges of leadership.

Yes, It’s still worthwhile to read, and understand, Aristotle – business knowledge alone is not enough

First Friday Book Synopsis

It goes by a lot of names and labels. Start with why” says Simon Sinek. We need more liberal arts studies, says a panel at the Aspen Institute. From this article in The Atlantic, Why America’s Business Majors Are in Desperate Need of a Liberal-Arts Education, by Yoni Appelbaum: …business majors seem to be graduating… Read More Yes, It’s still worthwhile to read, and understand, Aristotle – business knowledge alone is not enough. Randy's blog entries

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Fasten Your Seat Belt


This is going to be one interesting presidential race. We may get nostalgic for the warm and cuddly days of 1964 and 1968


"If you're going through hell, keep going." (Churchill said that a while back.)

Jason Womack

What do you want? I’ll put money down that you’d say something like: I want to make money. I want to make a difference in people’s lives. I want it all to mean something… When things are good, you’re fine. Balance Goal setting MITs - Most Important Things Performance

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Out There: Unusual Jobs


I found this brief video at David Kanigan's blog to be beautiful with more than a touch of melancholy

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A Leaders Guide To Executive Coaching

My Own Coach

This week’s post is aimed at leaders preparing to embark on executive coaching, encouraging them to take responsibility for their own learning and get the very best from the coaching relationship.

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Two dozen bodies lay in duct-tape-patched nylon sleeping bags atop cardboard folded for padding against the pebbled, cigarette-butt-and-bottle-cap-littered earth. Empties were discarded around the sleepers, duffels and packs were torn open, contents spread in the dark, waiting to be gathered at first light. Animal tracks wound around the packs and the bedding; a stray dog had been sniffing around last night.

Unintended Consequences

Curious Cat

Using data to understand your processes and improve them is very useful. But using data often results in unintended consequences.

Quote of the Day


Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Character is what you really are. Reputation is what people say you are. Reputation is often based on character - but not always. John Wooden

2 Techniques to Surface Your Consulting Prospects’ Burning Desires

David A Fields

Jordan Jellblottom, CEO of Jellmotion, has your proposal. In fact, Jordan’s had your proposal for about eight weeks. Even though you were told the project is high priority, Jordan’s not responding to your emails or phone calls. No signed project. No polite rejection either. Nothing. Why?

How to Write a Mission Statement and Sample Statements?

Rapid BI

How to write a mission statement for your business. The post How to Write a Mission Statement and Sample Statements appeared first on RapidBi. Business Created Articles Management examples how to mission statement sample

Starting Thought: Evolving


A mindset that every leader should tattoo on (their brains). Authenticity


A CEO’s Guide to Navigating Brexit

Harvard Business Review

The Leave campaign’s victory, with a margin of 3.8 percentage points, has likely ushered in a protracted phase of uncertainty for the UK, EU, and global economies.

How Facebook Tries to Prevent Office Politics

Harvard Business Review

When personal motivations trump company goals, it can hinder a company’s ability to get things done. Since our earliest days at Facebook, we’ve been mindful about not letting office maneuvering poison work life.

What the Best Cross-Cultural Managers Have in Common

Harvard Business Review

Most large organizations today are looking for leaders who can easily and effectively move between countries and cultures, taking on expat assignments, understanding disparate markets, and managing diverse teams. Where can they find such talent?

The U.S.’s “Special Relationship” Is with Germany, Not Britain

Harvard Business Review

The day after Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, President Obama went on record to reassure Prime Minister David Cameron that there would be no major change in American policy toward Britain. The two countries, he said, had always had a special relationship and this would continue.

3 Ways Social Entrepreneurs Can Solve Their Talent Problem

Harvard Business Review

Vincent Tsui for HBR. The impact of “social entrepreneurs” — individuals who deploy innovation and market forces to fill social needs — is growing.

Companies Are Turning Drones into a Competitive Advantage

Harvard Business Review

Armed with an array of sensors, commercial drones are about to become a new source for digital information.

Stop Making Gratitude All About You

Harvard Business Review

You read a lot these days about research showing that practicing gratitude — making a deliberate point of being grateful for the good things in your life — has all sorts of benefits for happiness and well-being.