October, 2017

Stages of Team Development and Leadership

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Teams move through predictable stages of team development, but how quickly and easily they progress depends on how well the needs of the team are being met during each stage. Teams don’t always move smoothly, and sometimes they can get stuck.

Do You Have The Courage To Change How You Lead?

Tanveer Naseer

If there’s one constant to doing business in today’s global environment, it’s that things inevitably change.

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How to make feedback a developmental opportunity

Aspire-CS

Many employees cringe at the thought of getting feedback from their manager. Who wouldn’t blame them? It tends to be overly critical, given with haste and without care, and confusing. So often, the feedback given is often useless to the receiver.

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Stop Social Loafing: 6 Ways to Get Everyone Working

RapidStart Leadership

How come 1+1+1 does not equal 3? You would think that the more people on a project, the greater the output. Sadly, that’s not always the case. A phenomenon called Social Loafing leads some team members to do the minimum possible. They drag down group productivity like a boat anchor.

Why Training is Always Pushed Down the Priority List

Kevin Eikenberry

It happens over and over. There is a call to cut the budget. Senior leadership says the future is unclear. The merger is complete and new leaders want to show cost savings. The private equity firm wants to make the P&L look a bit stronger.

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Leadership Lessons From Running A Half Marathon At 3AM

Joseph Lalonde

Why I Ran A Half Marathon At 3AM Many months ago, my pastor came up with a crazy idea: Let’s run a half marathon! For those of you who don’t know, a half marathon is 13.1 miles. That’s a long distance to go by foot.) That sounds crazy enough on its own.

Executive presence is an inside job

Aspire-CS

It’s not unusual for an executive to be puzzled that they’ve been told they need to develop “executive presence” in order to move into executive levels in an organization. The question on their mind is “What is executive presence?”. Rightfully so.

Seven Questions to Ask Yourself Before You have a Difficult Conversation

Kevin Eikenberry

Tough conversations. You know, the ones we need to have, but are concerned about. The ones that remind us of the similar conversations that didn’t go so well in the past. Popular books have been written about these types of conversations, and have changed what we call them.

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Are you a Leader or a Lemming?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Sandy Coletta: I know what you are thinking - a lemming is a follower and by its very definition, a leader isn’t a follower. It is absolutely true that within a given group, the leader is setting the direction and guiding those who follow.

How Positive Images (and negative ones) Shape Your Reality

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

When you expect to see something, you are more likely to see it. The reticular activating system in our brains causes us to notice the things we expect to see, and not notice things we are not looking for. And seeing is believing. Literally.

7 Strategies To Lead With Abundance

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Dr. Naphtali Hoff. People with a scarcity mentality tend to see everything in terms of win-lose. There is only so much; and if someone else has it, that means there will be less for me.

Challenges for Founder Leaders and How to Make Things Easier

Leading Blog

F OUNDERS of organizations, whether non-profit or for-profit start-ups, often feel that they occupy a very lonely space. Every decision, every responsibility seems to weigh heavily on their shoulders. But it doesn’t need to be that way!

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Questions To Help Discern If You Are Ready to be a Leader

Ron Edmondson

I had a young man ask me recently, “Do you think I’m ready to be a leader?” ” I said: Great question. Glad you’re asking. But, honestly, I don’t know that I’m the one to answer your question. Actually, it might help if I ask you some questions.

9 Ways to Fall Back to Sleep When You Wake Up in the Night

Leadership Freak

In the U.S. 40% don’t get enough sleep. Sleep-time has decreased over one hour per night since 1942 in the U.S. Get enough sleep, if you’re serious about bringing your best. Think of… Continue reading → Success Taking others higher Leadership Leadership Development leadership success

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Disney’s The Lion King

Joseph Lalonde

The Lion King may be the greatest Disney animated film of all time. After re-watching The Lion King for the umpteenth time, I felt The Lion King deserved the Reel Leadership treatment.

How to Make Your Point and Be Heard When You Speak

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

It’s quite frustrating to not be heard when you speak up, and unfortunately, it’s more common than you might think. Speaking up in a group setting is one of the biggest challenges many people face. You have some valuable information and opinions to share, but no one listens to you.

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4 Steps To Move Past Setbacks And Drive Success

Tanveer Naseer

In today’s faster-paced, interconnected global environment, there’s no question that there are greater demands on leaders in terms of what they need to deliver. And those demands become more apparent when an organization suffers a setback in achieving its long-term goals.

Leave No Doubt Leaders

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest Post from Paul Cummings : Leave No Doubt Leaders focus on people, not power, as they build and develop their teams. In this period of rapid and disruptive change to the makeup of the employment base, leaders must focus on empathy and trust as a means of building genuine “equity”.

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7 of the Most Dangerous Church Cultures I’ve Observed

Ron Edmondson

I was talking with a couple of pastors about leading in church revitalization and growth. Both of these pastors are seasoned church leaders – having far more experience in total than I have in vocational ministry. Mostly I listened to their stories. Both are currently in difficult pastorates.

Blast Past Fear of Failure and Soar

Leadership Freak

New Book Giveaway!! 20 free copies of Find the Fire: Reignite Your Inspiration & Make Work Exciting Again Leave a comment on this guest post by Scott Mautz to become eligible to win one… Continue reading → Author Leading Book Notes

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Seven overused leadership strengths

Aspire-CS

Knowing your strengths allows you to capitalize on them, and use them to be a better leader. Who wouldn’t want that? Yet, there are strengths that can be overused. When that happens, they can undermine your best efforts at becoming a great leader.

The small business dilemma: Raising capital without selling your soul

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Did you know that small businesses make up 97% of all private-sector companies in the U.S.? What’s more, according to research conducted by the SBA government agency, they employ half of all employees in the entire private sector.

8 Things Not to Say During a Presentation

Kevin Eikenberry

If you have watched a presentation, you have heard these things. But just because you’ve heard them, doesn’t mean you should say them! If you want to be more effective in giving your presentations, avoid these words.

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Three Pillars of Great Branding (and Leadership)

QAspire

One thing that truly defines great leaders is that they “create an expectation”. Not just meeting the expectation (that’s management), but setting an expectation. Leaders create a vivid picture of a future state and promise positive change.

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7 Times I Submit to People I Lead

Ron Edmondson

I’m the leader. Are you impressed? I’m the guy others report to each day. Impressed some more? Don’t be. It just means I have a lot of heartburn and more gray hair than most people my age. Seriously, I think we sometimes take leadership too seriously.

Solution Saturday: Unappreciated and Disrespected

Leadership Freak

Hello Dan, Thanks for reading my email. I volunteered to help at an event where the industry leaders who ran it had been paid well. They spent the day socializing while another volunteer and myself did all the hard work. Turns out they hadn’t planned the event well so we had lots of problems caused … … Continue reading → Appreciation Solution Saturday Growth Leadership Development

Strategies for Certified Public Accountants to Grow Their Business

Strategy Driven

As a business owner, you have a lot on your mind. There’s never a dull moment and if it’s not one fire you’re putting out, it’s another. That’s why you need a plan in place for managing your business and workload.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Blade Runner 2049

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Over 30 years have passed since the original Blade Runner with Harrison Ford released. The movie brought a great idea to life but was slow and plodding in doing so. Blade Runner 2049 is a different story.

Leadership Biz Cafe Podcast #22 – Andy Molinsky On Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone To Succeed

Tanveer Naseer

There’s a common saying shared often in our social media streams that you achieve success, we need to take a leap out of our comfort zone in order to access that space ‘where the magic happens’ But is this really what we need to do to achieve success and personal fulfillment?

Make More Art

QAspire

Make more art. Art that is not only confined to traditional understanding, but doing things in a way that changes others and ecosystem for better. In that sense, each one of us has a possibility to be an artist.

3 Ways for Christians to Respond to Tragedies

Ron Edmondson

I wrote this in response to the shootings in Oregon a couple years ago – almost two years exactly. Some thought it was helpful, so I share it here in light of the shootings in Las Vegas, which has been called “the worst mass shooting in U.S. recorded history.”.

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Cracking the Mystery of Self-Leadership

Leadership Freak

All the ugly stereotypes of bad leadership are expressions of lousy self-leadership. Ken Blanchard says, “You can’t lead others if you can’t lead yourself.” Painful clarity: Self-leadership felt confusing to me until I… Continue reading → Marks of leaders Personal Growth Success Growth Leadership Leadership Development

Change Starts Within You: Unlock the Confidence to Lead with Intuition

Kevin Eikenberry

by Cortney McDermott This is a small book, that you could probably read in 20 minutes. And if you did read it in 20 minutes, you would get some value. But as the title says, change starts within you. And the 20-minute read doesn’t allow the book to get within you in a way that […].

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25 Inspiring Quotes From Mahatma Gandhi

Ravi Pratap Singh

Today, the 2nd of October, is celebrated as Gandhi Jayanti  in India to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. Like millions of people around the globe, I too have derived tremendous inspiration from Gandhi's life and teachings.

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