February, 2017

Asking the Right Questions Often Leads to the Best Answer

Leading Blog

B EING A LEADER often means making far-reaching decisions that require major investments of time, resources, and energy. Complete certainty is seldom possible. Competing agendas often complicate the process. The future is never something you can take for granted.

Why Personal Branding is a Leadership Must

Women on Business

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The benefits of having a team of equals


Perhaps you’ve had managers who expected things to be done their way, with little appreciation for your decisions and ideas. Think back to that time, and imagine how it felt.

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Leadership Development and the Role of Millennials

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Philipe Bruce: More than 50% of businesses claim that they do not have the resources or time to train their employees to be leaders. As such none of those business owners and leaders have the resources they need to sustain their enterprises. How serious is this?

Peter Senge: How to Overcome Learning Disabilities in Organizations


As an organization grows, managing the flow demands work items to move from one team/department to another. In quest to make these teams accountable, very specific KPI’s are established and that breeds non-systemic thinking.

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4 Theories of How a Leader Becomes Controlling

Ron Edmondson

One of the most dangerous forms of leadership, and one of the most frustrating, in my opinion, is the controlling leader. I’ve written about this issue previously, because I believe it is one of the leading reasons for stalled growth and low morale in an organizational or team setting.

Six Ways to Make Your Presentation a Hit

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Ted Frank Scientists say our attention spans are now shorter than a goldfish, so it’s more important than ever to make our presentations as engaging and compelling as possible. How can we do that?

Mastering Civility

Leading Blog

Civility costs nothing, and buys everything. — Montagu. C IVILITY has a way of winning people over and garnering influence. Civility isn’t just the absence of incivility.

Frontline Festival: Leaders Give Pointers on Creating Connection

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival is all about creating connection. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors!

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The One (and Only) Golden Rule of Great Leadership

Terry Starbucker

As soon as we are labeled as a “leader”, especially one in the executive suite, there is a very strong tendency to put ourselves on a pedestal. After all, we are on a higher rung on the ladder, right?

7 Social Media Mistakes that Could Ruin Your Chances to Land a New Job

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3 Problems with Being Too Nice as a Leader

Ron Edmondson

I remember talking with a leader not long ago. She’s an incredibly kind and gentle person. She’s smart, hard-working, and loyal. She’s a relational leader and usually brings out the best in people, so she’s had success in leadership.

Finding Common Ground: Leadership and Communication Lessons in a Fractured World

Kevin Eikenberry

The current climate of politics and opinions in the United States is contentious and fractured, to say the least. With a long historical perspective, it has been like this before; there has been wide and deep discord in this country in the past (as just one example, we had a Civil War, after all).

Ryan Blair’s Five Rules for Being a Rock Star

Leading Blog

R YAN BLAIR is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of ViSalus Sciences. In Rock Bottom to Rock Star he shares lessons from his own journey. Not surprisingly, the journey begins with taking personal responsibility. Without it you can’t move up from your rock bottom.

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6 Things You Should Stop Doing As A Leader

Joseph Lalonde

When you’re a leader, a lot is required of you. You’re called upon to cast vision. You’re supposed to lead with unwavering conviction. You’re expected to do stuff. But something that Peter Drucker once said struck me: We spend a lot of time teaching our leaders what to do.

Make Your Marketing Personal (Without Looking Like A Creep)

Strategy Driven

As we go forward, the world of marketing online is going to change again. Companies are not only going to want to get their ads in front of their customers, but they also want them to be more personalized.

5 Tips to Reduce Interruptions and Get More Done

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7 Things To Do While You are Waiting on God

Ron Edmondson

I’ve spent much of my walk with God waiting. Waiting for Him to give direction. Waiting on Him to open doors. Waiting on Him to make things clearer. Waiting on Him to supply the needed resources. Throughout the stories of the Bible we often find God’s people waiting.

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Why All Decisions Aren’t Created Equal

Kevin Eikenberry

Decision making is a perennial topic for leadership and employee training around the world. It is one of those skills that we all use every day, yet we know it is sometimes hard, and we could probably be better at it.

Freeing Yourself from Yourself

Leading Blog

T OM ASACKER always makes you think. Life is not scripted but we live it as though it were. In doing so, we create boxes that we operate within without ever really seeing the possibilities. “We’re We’re confined in mental prisons of our own creation.”

8 Movies With Great Leadership Lessons

Joseph Lalonde

Learn leadership from the big screen One thing I love to do is watch the latest and greatest movie in the theater. Seeing a motion picture on the big screen provides a different viewing perspective. You’re able to sit in the theater’s leather recliner.

Is the Time Right For You to Speak Out?

Lead Change Blog

Google “songs about money” and entries like “40 best songs about money” and “12 best songs about money. EVER” pop up. The search results are less abundant if you google “songs about ethics.” No 12- or 40-best lists appear. Top 10 social and political songs of our times” is as close as it gets.

5 Secrets to Find Success as an Introvert

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7 Unwritten Rules which Shape an Organization

Ron Edmondson

In an organization the unwritten rules are just as, if not more, important than the written rules. I wrote about this idea HERE.

Three Leadership Lessons from La La Land’s Jordan Horowitz

Next Level Blog

No doubt, you’ve heard all about it by now. It’s the end of the Academy Awards ceremony and Hollywood icons Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway have just announced that Best Picture goes to the popular musical La La Land. The producers and cast joyfully come on stage to accept their Oscars and make their speeches. The main producer, Jordan Horowitz, goes first and then, as his co-producers start giving their thanks, the hub-bub begins. Guys with headphones are scrambling around the stage.

Four Motivational Phrases Used by Top Leaders Every Day

Career Advancement

“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” ” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson~. Caleb, a manager in his workplace, often found himself fumbling for words. He wanted to learn how to make the most of his daily interactions with employees, even the brief ones.

Become A Beacon Of Hope

Joseph Lalonde

Great leaders take a stand and call for others to come along on the journey. They point towards hope and say “There we go! That’s where we need to head.” ” These impactful leaders become a beacon of hope for those they lead.

Leadership Hinges Upon What You Do – Not Who You Are

Lead Change Blog

There are hundreds of thousands of resources that tell people about what it takes to be a leader. Everyone has an opinion on how it should be done. Studies have been conducted to prove that leadership is achievable. Former leaders are emulated. Current leaders serve as inspiration.

Mobile Apps for Training Millennials in 2017

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7 Characteristics of Effecitve Change Agent Leaders

Ron Edmondson

If you want to be in leadership get comfortable with change. It’s part of the experience of every leader. The best leaders get accustomed to leading change. Every leader deals with change, but in my experience, some handle it better than others.

Continuing the Mission – How to Exit Gracefully (And Why You Should)

General Leadership

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How Do I Get My Team to Trust Me? (Story and Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

Our 8th Winning Well Principle: Trust the Trenches has so many nuances, all of which I learned the hard way. For me, it wasn’t the delegating, or asking for input, that was the hardest… it was trusting my team enough to be vulnerable.

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You Aren’t Fit to Lead if Your Greatest Strength is Seeing Weakness

Leadership Freak

You aren’t fit to lead if your greatest strength is seeing weakness. Smart talented leaders find it easy to point out inadequacies, describe what’s wrong, and explain disagreements. There’s no creativity in pointing… Continue reading → Courage Criticism Marks of leaders Strengths Taking others higher weaknesses Leadership Development organizational success Questions

6 Keys to Inspiring Leadership, No Matter Your Style

Lead Change Blog

The first thing you’ve got to let go in order to be a great leader is the stereotype in your head. Good leaders come in every shape and size. Some are indeed smartly dressed, tall and authoritative. Others, however, might be short, introverted or less domineering in their approach.