January, 2017

How an Inventor Can Make Her Dreams Come True

Women on Business

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18 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Hidden Figures

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Hidden Figures is Disney’s latest release telling the story of a team of African-American women who helped NASA send astronaut John Glenn into outer space and return safely.

6 Essential Characteristics for Leading Simplification

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Lisa Bodell: As leaders, we’re responsible for setting the tone of our organization through policy and strategy, as well as our behavior. I believe that leaders have an obligation to work efficiently and effectively so that others do the same, creating a virtuous cycle of simplicity.

Leading In The Face Of Adversity And Sorrow

Tanveer Naseer

Illustration created by my daughter Zafina in response to the terrorist attack on a Quebec City mosque. As many of my long-time readers know, I publish new articles on leadership here on my blog every Tuesday.

10 Characteristics of Companies that Succeed


What differentiates companies that succeed over a long run from those that don’t? As the rate of change and disruption continues to accelerate, companies need a strong foundation of fundamentals that enable long term success and growth.

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5 Signs Diaper Drama Is Destroying Your Culture

Let's Grow Leaders

Diaper Genies are a FABULOUS invention– for parents and nurseries. They hide the stink of a poopie diaper and exponentially increase the interval necessary to empty the trash. The stink stays conveniently wrapped tightly in plastic so no one can smell it.

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How Would You Answer This Question About Your Leadership?

Tanveer Naseer

When it comes to leadership, there are many facets that we examine and explore in our drive to learn how we can succeed in leading our team and organization.

5 Elements of Working Out Loud by @JohnStepper


When I started this blog in 2006, I only thought of it as a repository of my own lessons as a new manager. Little did I know that this space will become one of the most important learning and sharing tools for me over years.

The Most Successful Organizations Empower People to Think

Ron Edmondson

Without worrying about the rules. Several years ago I had problems with my cable service. I made numerous phone calls and several trips to the company; all in an attempt to correct the problem while politely obeying what I was told to do.

4 Things Extremely Successful People Do over Holiday Breaks

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The Leadership Wonder Drug (But Beware Of The Side Effects)

Terry Starbucker

It’s a leadership wonder drug of 5 simple words that can make a huge difference in the workplace. A real shot of motivation and inspiration that, if delivered at the right time and place, can spur your team to the pinnacle of success.

Stop This Terrible Habit You Don’t Even Know You Have

Let's Grow Leaders

How do I know you have it? Because I have it too. Most high-performers do. It’s a sneaky little bugger, because on the surface it really feels like you’re doing the right thing. And on most levels you are. It’s a Winning Well core competency taken to extremes.

My Top 10 Leadership Insights For 2016

Tanveer Naseer

There’s no question that the start of a new year brings to mind notions of new beginnings and a chance for a fresh start.

How To Assemble A Support System

Joseph Lalonde

You need help One of the hardest things for a leader to do is to ask for help. Too many new leaders see this asking for help as a sign of weakness. Break that thought pattern. Being willing to seek out the advice and support of others isn’t weakness. No, doing so is a strength.

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7 Things Which Weaken Good Leadership

Ron Edmondson

There are times I’m a better leader than other times. Sometimes this is my fault. Other times the cause is unavoidable. If we can begin to identify what interrupts the effectiveness of our leadership, we can become better leaders.

10 Ways to Increase Your Small Business Website Conversions

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Beyond Financial Fitness - Summary and Reviews

Chris Brady

Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward went above and beyond the call of duty when they created the Beyond Financial Fitness Program. With decades of experience building businesses, investing, managing. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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The Richest Man Who Ever Lived: The Life and Times of Jacob Fugger

Kevin Eikenberry

By Greg Steinmetz Before I read this book, I might have had a couple of guesses at the richest man who ever lived; but I wouldn’t have guessed Jacob Fugger. The author makes the assertion based comparing a person’s net worth to the size of the economy he operated in.

Stop Unwanted Beliefs From Sabotaging Your Self-Improvement

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Inc. columnist and NYU Adjunct Professor Joshua Spodek. We’re approaching February and gyms are starting to empty as people drop their resolutions.

How to Manage Business Transformation and Keep Your Sanity

N2Growth Blog

Transforming a business is a lot like changing the tires on a truck while it is slamming down the highway at 90 miles an hour. The business world doesn’t stop just because you need to optimize your operations.

How To Find True Success With Michael Teoh – Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 29

Joseph Lalonde

The Answers From Leadership Podcast The guest for episode 29 of the Answers From Leadership podcast is Michael Teoh. Michael is a global speaker, consultant, and trainer whose passion is geared towards developing the human potential for success. Michael founded Thriving Talents Pte.

7 Ways Introversion Works Well for Me as a Senior Leader

Ron Edmondson

As a pastor too. I remember several years ago reading an article, which suggested the majority of senior leaders think extroversion is necessary to be an effective as a senior leader. Obviously – and hopeful I am correct – I disagree.

5 Ways to Show Up Like a Leader and Build Culture Every Day

Leadership Freak

Isolation propagates arrogance in ourselves and confusion about others. The worst things leaders do is disconnect from the people around them. Get out of your office is you want to show up like… Continue reading → Communication Culture Curiosity Leadership Development organizational success

Five Daily Decisions

Kevin Eikenberry

We spend a lot of time on the BIG decisions in our lives – where we work, where we live, who we spend our lives with… And while these are obviously significant and extremely important, these aren’t the only important decisions we are making.

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Building Relationships Across Cultures In Today’s World

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Michael Landers. The power and importance of building relationships with others is something that’s seems to be universally understood by people from all cultures.

5 Differences Between a Headhunter and Recruitment Agency

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5 Types of Problematic Remote Employees (and How Leaders Can Help Them Succeed)

Joseph Lalonde

Both managers and their employees love the idea of remote work. From the employee side, remote work offers comfort, flexibility, and an alternative to a long commute into the office. In fact, a third of American workers say they’re willing to take a small pay cut in exchange for such an opportunity.

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The Difference in Popularity and Trust in Leading People

Ron Edmondson

It's important to know. In leadership, its important to know the difference in popularity and trust. I’ve seen leaders – whether pastors, politicians or in business – try to take people places, even worthy places, and believe people would follow because they are popular as a leader.

3 People to Throw Off the Team

Leadership Freak

Teams have more potential than individuals, only if individual members make them function effectively. Danger: Poorly functioning teams: Waste time. Squander resources. Discourage talent. Drain organizational energy. The power of one: One distracting… Continue reading → Teams Leadership Development organizational success

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Are You Playing Offense or Defense?

Kevin Eikenberry

I recently read this question somewhere, and it stuck with me. The more I thought about it, the more convinced I was that it is a valid question for us to ask as individuals and as leaders. Are you playing offense or defense? Like in sports, where you can have a strength in offense or […].

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How To Talk Like A Leader (In 5 Easy Ways)

Terry Starbucker

I’ve had this infatuation with being a wordsmith for many, many (many) years. The fact is, I like words – all kinds of words. I guess you could say I’m infatuated with the English language, so much so that one of my favorite books of all-time is Webster’s Dictionary.

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Don’t just set SMART goals, set the RIGHT goals

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Goal setting is powerful. Research shows you are likely to perform at a higher level if you set SMART goals. But how do you know what are the right goals to set? Goals are milestones that mark the way on your journey. If you set the wrong goals, you will get sidetracked.

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7 Surefire Ways to Gain More Credibility in the New Year

Let's Grow Leaders

It’s the time of year where many of us are talking about what we want to lose–a few pounds, some bad habits, a toxic relationship.

7 Ways to Deliver Constructive Criticism

Ron Edmondson

Which Actually Gets Heard. There are times where someone needs to offer constructive criticism. In fact, the best leaders and the best organizations are made better by learning to receive, process and respond to criticism.