July, 2017

Team Development Is a Key Leadership Responsibility

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Too many talented individuals get overlooked when managers don’t view development as their responsibility. Unfortunately, there’s a common misbelief that the best way to get talent is to go out and hire “winners.”

9 Strategies Of Uncommon Wisdom For Fuelling Top Performance

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Larry Sternberg. Fuelling top performance is the goal for most leaders and managers. The best managers know their people are the key to achieving top performance on every metric of success they track.

Peter Drucker on The Effective Executive

QAspire

Ultimately, leadership is all about ability to act on the ideas. In that sense, anyone who thinks of the self as a leader has to be good at executing things.

5 Leadership Lessons I Learned by Walking the Camino de Santiago

Leading Blog

T HE Camino de Santiago is a network of ancient hiking paths that all lead to a shrine to St. James in northwest Spain. I first walked that trail – 435 miles over 29 days – in 2013 and have returned twice since.

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Monday’s Preparation Brings Friday’s Success

Ron Edmondson

In one of my consulting opportunities I was asked to help someone think strategically. We were looking at this person’s ministry, trying to design a system, which would allow for continual growth and improvement.

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One Thing People Want From Their Leaders

Kevin Eikenberry

Ask leaders what they want from their team members, and you will get a fairly consistent list: They want people to: Work hard Be productive Be safe at work Listen Be trustworthy. Fill in your blanks. Fundamentally, on top of all of that, they want their people to follow them. So, if […].

The Bridge to Growth

Leading Blog

W HAT’S MORE IMPORTANT, strategy or execution? I believe both are critical. But what if something else is just as important? There is a third ingredient to business success, one that many companies undervalue: servant leadership.

Stretching past your fear

Aspire-CS

Very few leaders will claim that they are fearful of anything. Other words might be used because the word fear in itself is frightful. They might say that they “avoid” something, “mistrust” someone, or have “anxiety” – perhaps more acceptable terms to use.

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Caption Contest 2017.7 and a Winner Announced!

Chris Brady

Congratulations to the winner of the recent Caption Contest 2017.6! Here is the winning entry: Troy Woods said. For the last time, I don't see a trim tab!" Troy: Simply comment on this blog with. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Want Your Team More Engaged? Remove the Weapons of Mass Distraction

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Guest Post by Victor Prince I used to be a “busy executive” with two phones strapped to my belt in the office – one for work and one for personal use. In most meetings, I put the phones on the table in front of me so I could see if I had any incoming messages. […].

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Being Serious With Success At Trade Shows

Strategy Driven

A business is always going to be hard work, no bones about it. If you’re not working hard to realize your business vision and create a successful business, you’re letting yourself down. All aspects of your business are going to require painstaking hard work, and you know what?

How This Introvert Handles Awkward Situations

Ron Edmondson

One thing middle age has done for me is make me more aware of who I really am and how I respond to life. I can wish I was wired differently, but I am who I am.

4 Decisions Every Leader Has To Make

Joseph Lalonde

When you begin to lead, you may not realize leadership is full of decisions. Not all of them are fun. There are decisions every leader has to make. Some will be great. Some will be frustrating. And others will be sad.

Leadership at Two Levels

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Mark Miller: Leadership is a fascinating quality. There are countless articles, studies and opinions about what makes good leadership.

Company Culture is a Game of Follow the Leader

N2Growth Blog

Company culture is driven from the top-down. While not often designed and constructed deliberately, company culture is truly a game of follow the leader. If leadership lacks integrity, the culture will run fast and loose when it comes to the facts.

How to Motivate Yourself When You’re Exhausted

Let's Grow Leaders

I Will Until

Chris Brady

The following excerpt was taken directly from Chris Brady's book, Rascal: If any worthwhile dream requires a long term vision and delayed gratification, it stands to reason that perseverance will be. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

7 Suggestions When a Leader Offers Praise

Ron Edmondson

One aspect of leadership is appreciating the people one leads. I must admit, this has to be a discipline for me, because I’m not naturally wired for this. I can be guilty of expecting too much from people.

5 Ways A Leader Can Have A Better Weekend

Joseph Lalonde

In our hyper-connected world, you’re expected to be at the beck and call of the organization you lead. This expectation can drain you and take a toll on your weekends. They’re no longer sacred. They’re no longer set aside for rest.

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3 Major Factors Affecting Employee Productivity and Overall Impact

Career Advancement

Nothing is less productive than to make more efficient what should not be done at all. Peter Drucker ~. Kevin had been hired to turn the company around. He arrived to find a sluggish, apathetic staff. Most were warry of the change and unwilling to stick their neck out for anything.

How to Confront Situations You Should Have Dealt with Sooner

Leadership Freak

If you think it’s difficult to have a tough conversation today, waiting makes it worse. Time makes elephants fat, complacent, and harder to confront. Patience: It’s not patient to tolerate poor performance. It’s… Continue reading → Accountability Anger Personal Growth Taking others higher Leadership Development organizational success

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We Are Looking to Add to Our Team

Kevin Eikenberry

Currently we have one of those “good problems to have.” It is a problem because there is a gap. It is good, because it means we are growing. We are looking for two new members for our team. But we aren’t looking for just anyone. We have taken our time to determine and craft descriptions […].

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Your destiny.

Jason Womack

Write. And not just what is, or what must be done - although those too are important to note. Write to think. To have a new thought and then a new, newer thought. Use the ink, and the pages, to

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Your words are powerful

Ron Edmondson

You said this… They heard this… It meant this much to you… It meant this much to them… Your words are powerful. As a parent. As a leader. As a friend. As an employer. As a pastor. As a husband. As a wife. Choose your words carefully. They matter.

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16 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Baby Driver

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Baby Driver is a stylized, modern gangster movie. A young man, Baby, gets caught up in a life of crime after he stole the car of a professional thief. From there, his life spirals downhill.

How Do I Find a Great Mentor?

Let's Grow Leaders

I can’t tell you how many times someone has asked me to be their mentor, and when I asked what they were looking to accomplish–I was met with a blank stare. I guess they were just looking for me to start espousing wisdom to help get their career to the next level.

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Empathy Protects You From Being a Jerkhole

Leadership Freak

Boldness, toughness, and grit are great leadership qualities, but empathy makes them effective. Apart from empathy leaders are jerkholes. Empathy is: Empathy is stepping into someone’s experience. Empathy is laughing when someone laughs… Continue reading → Humility Influence Personal Growth Leadership Development leadership success organizational success

Two Truths About Humans that Leaders Must Always Remember

Kevin Eikenberry

I am about to outline two truths that you already know. Wow, that is a great way to get you to read…) I am going to remind you of these universal truths and help you see them in a new way to give you something critically important to remember and think about. This view is […].

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America Through the Eyes of the Founding Fathers

Leading Blog

I N A LETTER from the second president of the United States, John Adams, to the Officers of the first Brigade of the third Division of the Militia of Massachusetts dated October 11, 1798, Adams cautioned the country against hypocrisy —saying one thing and doing another.

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4 Examples When Strategy Should Drive a Leader’s Decision

Ron Edmondson

There are times the “gut call” comes in handy for a leader. Leaders often must make quick and decisive decisions. Past experience and instinct can help a leader make the call when an immediate decision is needed.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Valerian and Dunkirk released on the same weekend. And I’ve got to say I thought Valerian was the better of the two movies.

Leadership Biz Cafe Podcast #21 – Tim Sanders On Why Bizlove Is Critical For Today’s Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

When it comes to our leadership, how generous are we with the knowledge we have and the people we know in terms of helping others to succeed? And why is this so critical to our ability to succeed as leaders?

How to Stop Obsessing Over Negatives and Become a Positive Leader

Leadership Freak

Like a drop of poison in a glass of water, one problem has the power to pollute everything. It’s natural to obsess over one bad thing and forget many good things. Successful leaders… Continue reading → Criticism Failure Gratitude Optimism Leadership Development organizational success

Do You Lead a Remote Team? We Want to Hear From You!

Kevin Eikenberry

I’m writing a new book with my co-founder of The Remote Leadership Institute, Wayne Turmel. The book, which publishes next April is titled, The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership, and we want your help.

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