February, 2011

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7 Things Healthy Teams Check at the Door

Ron Edmondson

After a recent staff meeting, I was thinking about what makes our team at Grace Community Church healthy. 7 Traits of a Great Team Member. Domination.

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The Accidental Leader Who Changes the World

C-Level Strategies

Today is President’s Day, a day in which I always reflect back on the birth of our country. A strong sense of values and belief structure.

Been Promoted? Five Key Conversations to Have With Your New Boss

Kevin Eikenberry

If you've just been promoted, this is obviously for you.

Leadership – It’s About The People

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth When you closely examine the core characteristics of what really makes for great leadership, it’s not power, title, authority or even technical competency that distinguishes truly great leaders. Rather it’s the ability to both earn and keep the loyalty and trust of those whom they lead that sets

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop rallies troops in brutally honest memo | Engadget [del.icio.us]

Weekly Leader

Brutal honesty, the best leadership policy? ceo communication leadership

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Four Leadership Lessons from Punxsutawney Phil

Kevin Eikenberry

Groundhog Day is a strange tradition. It know the basics about the day, aided in part by the Bill Murray classic movie Groundhog Day.

Overcoming Hero Leader Syndrome

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Are you a “hero leader?&# Do you like to swoop-in and save the day? Thoughts?

Four Temptations Christian Leaders Face | @MichaelHyatt [del.icio.us]

Weekly Leader

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What you heard is not what I meant!

Lead Change Blog

“I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.” Robert McCloskey You walk away from the conversation thinking, I am sure he … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders


8 Paradigm Shapers for Making Discipline Decisions as a Parent

Ron Edmondson

I frequently have parents ask me what type of discipline they should use with their children. That’s the purpose of this post.

Three Personal Fears to Conquer for Leadership Success

C-Level Strategies

It’s time. Yes, it’s finally time. Many of us have personal fears and they affect our ability to succeed as leaders. Fear of unworthiness.

Commitment Creates a Clearing for Cooperation

Tony Mayo

… but when I said that nothing had been done I erred in one important matter. We had definitely committed ourselves and were halfway out of our ruts.

Leadership and Knowledge Management

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. It’s one thing to possess knowledge, but it’s quite another thing to leverage it.

Authentic Leadership Can Be Bad Leadership | Harvard Business Review [del.icio.us]

Weekly Leader

Great post by Deborah Gruenfeld and Lauren Zander. leadership practice authenticity badleadership

Six Leadership Do’s and Don’ts From Oscar Night

Next Level Blog

There’s an old joke that my adopted hometown of Washington, DC is Hollywood for, well, um, not so attractive people. So, of course, to see all the beautiful people in one place one watches the. Please click the headline to read the whole story. Current Affairs executive presence

7 Pillars of Great Leaders

Ron Edmondson

Have you ever considered what the common traits are of great leaders? I call the traits the pillars of leadership. I think about the question a lot, because I love observing leaders and I strive to be a better leader

A Successful CEO’s Leadership Development Blueprint

C-Level Strategies

By Lisa Petrilli. He asked to remain anonymous but was more than happy to allow me to share 6 keys to the program’s success: 1.

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From Bud To Boss – Book Review

The Leadership Advisor

I’ve read a small mountain of leadership books and I wouldn’t take anything away from what I gleaned from them. They taught me about leadership, about myself and about great ways to interact with others. They collectively taught me these things. Bud to Boss puts all of that in one package, and more! Communication. Presentations.

Leadership & Mental Models

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. When was the last time you conducted an honest evaluation of your thought life?

Get Up, Stand Up. | Top Executive Coaching with Tony Mayo

Tony Mayo

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The Most Dangerous Question A Leader Will Ever Ask

Terry Starbucker

“Terry, what do you think?&#. I had been pondering the answer to this question for a better part of a week. We were working on an important project, and there was a problem. A problem that demanded some out-of-the-box thinking. It didn’t take long for me to realize that I had just stepped onto a land mine, and it was about to explode.

7 Things We’ve Learned about Reaching Today’s Youth

Ron Edmondson

The statistics are staggering. The older a child gets today, the greater his or her chances are of disappearing from the church. Fear In Our Youth.

Three Truths about Leading with Love

C-Level Strategies

By Lisa Petrilli. The difference is utterly remarkable. Love enables you to inspire others by elevating your message. By example. By example.

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On Leadership and Dealing with Comfortable Inaction


John F. Kennedy said this (one of my favorite quotes) - “There are risks and costs to a program of actions. But they are far less than the long range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.”. Comfortable inaction is the state where the immediate implication of not doing something is not visible, but in a longer

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Generational Leadership

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth A leader’s biggest struggle is not the routine of the familiar, but the journey of the unknown. It’s getting from where they are to where they want to be strategically, tactically, organizationally, developmentally, and most importantly relationally.

Best Leaders Cause Fun Workplaces

Tony Mayo

I believe that leaders have three main roles. They are responsible for interpreting the organization's shared values and principles.

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An Army Colonel’s Three Simple Rules of Leadership

Next Level Blog

Last week, I had the opportunity to join a small group of leadership coaches for dinner with retired US Army Colonel Steve Dwyer. Colonel Dwyer is enjoying a second career in the private sector after. Please click the headline to read the whole story. Current Affairs Leadership Personal Presence

5 Thoughts on Leadership from the Life of David

Ron Edmondson

I read an interesting story from the life of the Biblical character of David again recently. The story says a great deal about leadership and what is required to successfully lead. The LORD answered him, “Go, attack the Philistines and save Keilah. But David’s men said to him, “Here in Judah we are afraid. 1 Samuel 23:1-3. He was hiding from Saul.

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Leadership Guiding Principles of a Successful CEO

C-Level Strategies

By Lisa Petrilli. I can say, without reservation, that he is a true guiding light to his team. Good leaders motivate followers. By example. By example.

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Managing Process Changes and Disruption


Two things we know about change: Resistance is our natural reaction to any change that disrupts our current way of working. Things only change when the pain of change is less than the pain of remaining in current state. Ability to foresee, plan and implement change for better alignment to the market and generate better outcomes is a

With a timer, and inspiration - it won't take much longer

Jason Womack

Are you reading this post at your desk? Or, on a smartphone? If you're at your desk, look around.or, switch over to your email inbox (and then come back!). Chances are there is SOMEthing around you that is gonna need a few more minutes of your attention to get it done. Want to move on more.faster? Get a timer. minutes. That's attention span!

Authentic Leadership – Is This Your Leadership Style?

Lead Change Blog

Authentic leaders are people of extraordinary integrity, with a profound sense of purpose and willingness to live by their core values. Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders

Management and Leadership – Leadership Lessons from the United.

Strategy Driven

Assuming a leadership role makes one a public representative of the organization as well as bestowing decision-making authority over corporate resources

How to Know When to Say No to Seemingly Good Things

Ron Edmondson

Age and maturity has helped me improve at discerning what I can do and should do based on my strengths, weaknesses, passions and dreams.