October, 2017

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”.

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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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.

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.

10 Things Every Team Leader Needs to Know

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Want to build a high performance team – where the team consistently achieves its goals and where team members are proud to be members? It’s not that hard, but you won’t get far if you just try to “wing it.” ” These are 10 things every team leader needs to know.

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New Study Shows Workplace Equality is Still a Thing of the Future: What Working Moms Need to Know

Women on Business

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7 High Costs of Leadership Every Leader Should Pay

Ron Edmondson

Leadership should be expensive. If we desire to be leaders it should cost us something. Leadership is a stewardship. It’s the keeping of a valuable trust others place in you. Cheap leadership is never good leadership. Here are 7 high costs of leadership: Personal agenda.

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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.

Moments That Matter

Joseph Lalonde

It All Matters Have you ever had one of those “aha” moments in your life where clarity was immediate? I have had many moments like this over the last three decades as an entrepreneur, teacher, and parent.

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.

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!

This is Why You Should Learn from Women Leading in Business

Women on Business

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When Only the Senior Leader Fully Understands

Ron Edmondson

I was once talking with a young pastor having to make some hard decisions in his church. He was praying, seeking wisdom from other pastors and leaders, and allowing input from the church. He felt confident he was making the right decisions for the life of the church at the time.

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.

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.

Overcoming the Tendency to Micromanage

Kevin Eikenberry

Micromanagement. The word creates emotion in most anyone who has ever worked a day in their life. Most have been micromanaged, and none liked it. Few call themselves micromanagers, and even fewer want to do it; yet they often don’t realize when they are doing it.

How to heal a broken work relationship

Aspire-CS

It happens a lot: you have someone in your circle of work relationships that is driving you crazy. This relationship may involve your boss, direct report, peer, client, customer or someone else that you feel is preventing you from being fully effective.

How to Disrupt the Gender Inequality Discussion in 3 Steps

Women on Business

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7 Lazy Leadership Practices

Ron Edmondson

Whoever is lazy regarding his work is also a brother to the master of destruction. Proverbs 18:9. Laziness is a sin. It’s also annoying. And, ineffective in leadership. The fact is, however, many of us have some lazy tendencies when it comes to leadership. I do at times.

6 Powerful Ways Leaders Reflect, and how Reflection Makes Your Team Great

RapidStart Leadership

What is reflection for leaders? Reflection sounds like a passive exercise you do by yourself. It seems to involve sitting in a chair in a darkened room and journaling about the meaning of things. Maybe that’s part of it, but I think for leaders there is much more to it than that.

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Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Jackie Chan’s The Foreigner

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Jackie Chan is inspiring. At 63 years old, Chan will put younger men to shame in the action and stunts he will do in his movies. The Foreigner (based on the book The Chinaman ) is Jackie Chan’s latest U.S. release.

The Difference Between Dialogue and Discussion

Kevin Eikenberry

There is a great deal of misconception about the nature and meaning of the two words in the title of this article. Both are forms of communication, both are relatively common words, and both start with the letter d.

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.

10 Qualities of a Successful Female Entrepreneur

Women on Business

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7 Ways to Correct a Team Member in a Healthy Way

Ron Edmondson

All of us make mistakes and occasionally need someone to help us become better at what we do. This should always be the end goal of correction. Avoiding the corrective procedure keeps the organization from being all it can be. It keeps people from learning from their mistakes.

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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.

Catalyst Atlanta 2017 Recap

Joseph Lalonde

The Best Recap Of Catalyst Atlanta 2017 October 5th and 6th, 2017 I had the pleasure of live-blogging from the Catalyst Conference. I was able to share with you in almost real-time what happened at the Catalyst Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

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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.

Frontline Festival: Leaders Share About Employee Engagement and Customer Service

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival is about employee engagement in relation to customer service. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! Next month’s Frontline Festival is […].

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Sometimes a breath, a decision, and a stand is all you need to do to get back to you.

Anese Cavanaugh

I've been on a special type of sabbatical for the last 2 months, a "formal reboot" of sorts. A ton has happened.

7 Phrases to Ban When Trying to Discover New Ideas

Ron Edmondson

The best ideas in an organizational setting often come by getting a group together and searching for new ideas or ways of doing things.

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.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Wind River

Joseph Lalonde

After watching Wind River, I’m in shock. The movie starring Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye in the Avengers ) and Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlett Witch in Captain America: Civil War ) has to be one of the best movies of 2017.

What Was Unilever Thinking?

N2Growth Blog

The PR Disaster that resulted when Unilever decided a run a Dove Soap ad on its U.S. Facebook page last Friday, that showed a black woman turning white, could have been avoided with better leadership. It’s that simple! No more discussion or debate needed.

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