March, 2017

Forget Passion – What Employees Need Is Purpose-Led Work

Tanveer Naseer

These days, it seems like the world is facing scarcity in a wide range of areas – from something as basic as access to food and clean water, to something more personal as a lack of time to get through our various daily tasks.

The neuroscience of asking insightful questions


I teach coaching skills to leaders. When I get to the section on how to ask questions (an important part of learning to coach) I might ask a trick question to start off: “How many of you are good at solving problems?”. Without fail, almost all hands shoot enthusiastically into the air.

Leading with Trust

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Paul J. Zak, PhD : One-third of business leaders surveyed in 2015 said that retaining colleagues is their number one concern. Everyone knows that people are mobile. About one-quarter of employees say that they will look for a new job in the next year.

20 Habits Of Highly Unsuccessful And Ineffective Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

Being a leader is not an easy task. You need to guide those that follow you to achieve a common goal. It has been said that a motivated worker is a productive worker thus a leader must also be a good role model.

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The Most Powerful (And Dangerous) Question in the World

Kevin Eikenberry

Questions in general can be incredibly powerful, and the right one asked at the right time can change a situation, a relationship and even the world.

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Empowering The Quiet Team Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Ilene Marcus : It’s crunch time. Your team is on overdrive. Each decision matters. Every moment counts. You can’t afford to be distracted and yet, there it is – the workplace annoyer. A team member with a trait, a quirk that gets under your skin.

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The Missing Leadership Ingredient

Joseph Lalonde

Great leaders all have many traits in common. Great leaders are able to cast vision. They’re also able to inspire others. Not only that, great leaders know how to get the job done. But there’s one thing aspiring leaders can miss that will hold them back.

Best Chris Brady Quotes of All Time

Chris Brady

In no particular order, here is a list of some of Chris Brady's best one-liner's of all time: There are no traffic jams when going the extra mile. Sometimes when you've found your purpose people will. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

7 Things Which Have Brought Me Personal Success

Ron Edmondson

Advice to young leaders I get asked frequently by young leader what I would you attribute most to my success in business, ministry or life. Great question. I love people who think. It takes intentionality to achieve much of the success we do in life.

Stop Aspiring To Lead And Start Leading By Giving Support

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Inc. columnist and NYU Adjunct Professor Joshua Spodek. People who aspire to lead look upward in a hierarchy to find power and authority they can grab onto to pull themselves up. That’s why they’re still aspiring and not leading.

Thank You for Being Late

Leading Blog

I N Thank You for Being Late , journalist Thomas Friedman affirms that we are living in one of the greatest inflection points in history. The three largest forces on the planet—technology, globalization, and climate change—are all accelerating at once.

Getting To Awesome: How To Align Your Passion For Leadership With The Rest of Your Life

Terry Starbucker

As a long-time student of more human leadership I love to chat with other leadership and business thought leaders and teachers, because there’s always something new to learn that can make a difference.

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How Middle Managers Provide Leadership Everyday

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Let’s set aside the boring debate about leaders vs. managers for a moment and take a look at daily life for most managers in organizations. The reality is that middle managers provide leadership, or at least have the opportunity to provide leadership, all the time.

One Reason Your Employees are Rolling Their Eyes

Let's Grow Leaders

Have you ever had a supervisor who congratulated you for doing something that you knew wasn’t praiseworthy, or worse, something you knew actually made things worse in the long run?

5 Ways I Expand My Leadership Potential

Ron Edmondson

It takes an intentional effort to improve as a leader. I think the best leaders expand their influence and leadership potential by continuing to learn and grow in experience. You can read books, follow blogs and Tweets, attend conferences, and hang out with other leaders.

10 Steps To Accelerate Meetings And Drive Productivity

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Jack Zenger and Joesph Folkman. It is estimated that 15% to 28% of every manager’s workweek is spent in meetings. One of the most frequent written complaints people make about their bosses is the quality of their meetings.

18 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Logan (Wolverine 3)

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Logan is the third and final film in the Wolverine movie series. Logan also sees a dramatic change in the tone of the movie. What you get with Logan is a much darker, much more somber Wolverine movie.

3 Things High Performers Hate About Meetings

Leadership Freak

The likelihood that you run productive meetings is roughly the same as a coin toss.* Keep in mind that the higher you go in organizational life, the more meetings you lead. If you want people to respect your leadership, run meetings high performers love to attend. 3 things high performers hate about meetings: #1. Drifters … … Continue reading → Meetings and agendas Meetings

Clear Values Are a Business Imperative

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

It’s springtime! The trees are beginning to bud, and soon they will be in full bloom. I am reminded of the “great tree service debacle” several years ago. We had several beautiful trees that required spraying to ward off disease and bugs.

Integrity: A Leadership Negotiable or Must Have?


Is integrity a negotiable trait, or is it one of the cornerstones of good leadership? I recently met with a client who I have known for some time in a different capacity. He is starting up his own business and it is a very exciting time for him.

7 Ways I Regain Focus For My Work

Ron Edmondson

I’m fairly productive as a person, but the truth is, I get distracted easily and have a hard time staying focused at times. If I didn’t have notes when I was preaching, I would totally get off track. My mind wanders way too much.

Super Powers

Chris Brady

From time to time my children will ask me the question, "Dad, if you could have any super power, what would it be?" To which I always answer, "Teleporting!" Because it would be so amazing to just. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Power Rangers

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Whenever I hear Go go Power Rangers I’m instantly transported back to my youth. Those few words remind me of heading home from school and turning on the TV to watch the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers.

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The One Leadership Lesson That Is Always Worth Repeating…and Repeating

Terry Starbucker

“Boss, you’ve already told me 14 times to play it again” There were many times in the course of my leadership journey where I heard this, loud enough (and exasperatingly enough) where I could hear it: “Oh no, there he goes AGAIN”. It was music to my ears!

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How Do We Get Outside Our Comfort Zone?

Leading Blog

Y OU'VE NO DOUBT HEARD that it is outside our comfort zone where the magic happens. But how do we get outside our comfort zone? It’s not always easy in some cases too stressful to consider.

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What the Best Managers Know About Disengaged Employees

Let's Grow Leaders

According to Gallup’s recent 2017 study, 70% of employees are not engaged at work. And countless studies have shown that the number one predictor of employee engagement and satisfaction is the relationship they have with their supervisor.

The Leader’s Crisis of Belief

Ron Edmondson

Every Leader Must Push Through A Leadership Crisis of Belief. Every leader at some point faces a crisis of belief in their leadership – or what her or she is attempting to lead. Questions such as: Will this work? Is there a better way? Will people support this?

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5 Ways to be a Leader Who Turns Heads

Leadership Freak

It’s an ego boost to sit in the power chair and see heads turn in your direction. You enjoy it. You come to expect it. The beginning of the leadership journey is… Continue reading → Coaching Taking others higher Teams Leadership Development organizational success

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3 Simple Steps To Increase Your Productivity Immediately

Joseph Lalonde

I am always striving to increase my productivity. My guess is that you are too. I wish this was an easy goal to just check off but I have found that it’s not that easy. Increased productivity doesn’t come by blinking your eyes and clicking your heels. Oh, how I wish it did!

So, You Want to Be a Disruptor?

N2Growth Blog

Mesmerized by industry innovators like Google, Apple and Uber, business leaders of all sorts want to become “disruptors” within their respective industries. Easier said than done!

Humility Casts a Wide Net

Leading Blog

H UMILITY casts a wide net and makes possible the work of leadership. Nothing facilitates community, collaboration, and innovation like humility.

The Worst Mistake You Can Make With a Bad Hire

Let's Grow Leaders

“When did you know he was a bad hire?” ” “Pretty much from day 1.” ” “And when did you first have a frank conversation about your concerns?” ” “Err… yesterday.” ” “And now you want to terminate them?”

7 Hidden Costs of Attempting to Eliminate Risk

Ron Edmondson

Every leader I know attempts to limit a certain amount of risk when making decisions or leading change. We should attempt to have good systems, adequate resources, and even contingency or emergency plans.

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How to Elevate Your Leadership in Surprising Ways

Leadership Freak

I saw a breathtaking thing of beauty in an executive coaching session. I asked a client, I’ll call him Carl, to take a courageous step and he did. His courage and humility were… Continue reading → Coaching