April, 2018

7 Tips to Move From Vision to Reality

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Vision alone is not enough. Vision requires action. Vision without action is nothing more than a daydream. The key to success is to stay focused on your vision and also to be realistic about your current situation. And that can be a challenge.

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7 Hard, but Hopefully Helpful Words for Pastors

Ron Edmondson

This is for all my pastor friends. It may not make as much sense to readers who haven’t served in that role. One thing that sets me apart from some pastors is the amount of time I spent in the business world is greater than the time I have been in ministry. It has given me a unique perspective.

How Great Leaders Simplify Decision-Making (And Just Get Stuff Done)

Terry Starbucker

Back in 1987, when I was hired by Jack Kent Cooke at the ripe young age of 27 to be the COO of a cable TV company, he wasted very little time to initiate me into the world of executive management.

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The After Action Review: A Leader’s Guide

RapidStart Leadership

How do you improve your team with an After Action Review? The After Action Review (AAR) is a deceptively simple yet powerful way to stimulate the growth and performance of any group of people.

Nancy Duarte on Storytelling in Business

QAspire

I created a series of sketch notes for Tiffani Bova’s “ What’s Next ” podcast where she meets brilliant people to discuss customer experience, growth and innovation. Tiffani Bova is a Global Customer Growth and Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce.

High EQ: The most desirable leadership tenet of them all?

N2Growth Blog

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the ability to identify, use, understand and manage emotions in an effective and positive way. And, in many organisations around the world, it is on the rise!

How To Turn Conflict into an Energy Source, NOT an Energy Drain

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Guest post by Nate Regier Ask anyone about “conflict” and you’ll most likely hear negative descriptions such as: painful, damaging, draining, upsetting, disrespectful, demeaning and relationship-destroying.

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Strong Leaders Need A Healthy Relationship With Feedback

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Alex Vorobieff. A healthy relationship with feedback exists when you can unemotionally assess the results of your business and then rationally determine what inputs or actions you need to change. Denial is a very frequent manifestation of an unhealthy relationship.

A Salute to Book Bloggers

In the CEO Afterlife

Aspiring writers are poor souls trying to break into an industry that doesn’t want them. That may be a preposterous statement to those of you unfamiliar with the publishing biz. Look at it this way: publishers would rather release the next John Grisham legal thriller than take on an unknown author.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Avengers: Infinity War

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article The last ten years of movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been a slow build that ended this weekend.

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How to Lead On Purpose

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from John Izzo Ph.D. and Jeff Vanderwielen Ph.D.: Why are some leaders effective at truly engaging with their teams? And why do many, despite their best efforts, manage to motivate top performers but can’t get the whole team rowing in the same direction?

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Choose Your Focus Because Your Eyes Control Your Tongue

Leadership Freak

Teams and organizations move in the direction of the words they use. The most important thing I can say about your tongue is it’s a rudder. 7 powers of words: Words determine direction. … Continue reading → Communication Complaints Culture Marks of leaders Leadership Leadership Development organizational success

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One Terrible Leadership Mistake We Make as Pastors (And Leaders)

Ron Edmondson

There are many leadership mistakes we make as pastors. I’m certain I make one nearly everyday. This post is only about one mistake. Only one, but one of the worst. And, frankly, I’m as guilty of this one as anyone. I think most of us are prone to making this mistake.

Barbara Bush 1925-2018

Leading Blog

F ORMER FIRST LADY Barbara Bush was a servant leader. One of the most beloved first ladies in American history. She was witty, smart, sharp, straightforward, unpretentious, and honest.

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Building The Bench Is Everyone’s Job – Including Leaders

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by CEO David Mattson. Over the years, we’ve worked with a lot of CEOs and others in senior leadership positions, and I’m often asked what the very best corporate leaders have in common when building their teams.

3 Steps To Self-Awareness For Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

In the midst of being put on trial for corrupting the youth of Athens, Socrates uttered the famous line, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” He was well aware of the fact that, in order to truly live and lead as we ought, we first have to know who we are.

Four Ways to Avoid Catastrophic Thinking

Kevin Eikenberry

Catastrophic thinking is a term used to describe extreme worrying. It is the thought cycle we go through when we think about the worst possible outcome, and those thoughts make it hard to think about anything else. This happened to me today.

10 Ways to Start Your Day Like a Leader

Leadership Freak

Peak performance is built on rest. Exhaustion breeds discouragement and fear. I hope you woke up this morning refreshed. 10 ways to start your day like a leader. Take two minutes this morning… Continue reading → Optimism Personal Growth Stress Success Leadership Development leadership success

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Discerning the Season of Your Life

Ron Edmondson

As I write this, we are supposedly in spring on the calendar, but today is a cold day. There is actually snow in the forecast this week. A couple weeks ago we had several inches of snow on the ground.

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Servant Leadership in Action

Leading Blog

T HROUGH THE PAGES of Servant Leadership in Action , we get a clearer picture of what servant leadership is and isn’t. Editors Ken Blanchard and Renee Broadwell have collected some good essays on the subject.

Stepping up and stepping back

Aspire-CS

Some leaders think that they need to be “out front” and leading at every moment. They simply can’t help themselves, feeling the need to overwhelm and dazzle everyone with their leadership prowess. Others hold back, staying quiet and never really stepping up to their own brilliance as leaders.

Strategies To Help You Launch Your Business Idea

Strategy Driven

There is no hiding from the fact that more people are launching their own businesses these days. It might be in terms of wanting more flexibility, a better lifestyle or money making opportunities to take advantage of.

The Case for Culture Integration in Mergers and Acquisitions

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Expect an acceleration of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in 2018. According to the latest research by Deloitte, over 1000 corporate and private equity executives report an anticipated increase in both the number of deals and the size of transactions.

There Are Only Three Ways to Get More Done

Leadership Freak

Pressure to put more in your cup – when your cup already overflows – stresses you out and drains your energy. The cycle of death: Work hard – Succeed – Get more to… Continue reading → energy Marks of leaders Solutions Stress Leadership Leadership Development

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7 Lies We Believe As Pastors

Ron Edmondson

I have a heart for pastors. Maybe it stems from the fact I spent more years as a layperson – deacon, committee member, Sunday school teacher – than I have as a pastor. I realize now how much I didn’t understand about the position.

The Essentials of Theory U

Leading Blog

W E LIVE IN A TIME of massive disruptions. It is a common reaction to this change to organize, reward, and promote, selfishness. Leaders and other change makers feel stuck—unable to redirect the course of events in any significant and constructive way.

Contextual Leadership: Why Leaders Must Adapt To Their Team

Joseph Lalonde

Speaking to Bill Simmons about the championship hangover the Golden State Warriors are experiencing, head coach Steve Kerr mused , “there’s a malaise that’s settled in. We just don’t have that same edge we’ve had the last couple of years.

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Why Emotional Intelligence is Indispensable for Leaders

Women on Business

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175: The Excellence Dividend | with Tom Peters

Engaging Leader

In the next two decades, nearly 50% of white-collar jobs are at risk, either to automation or artificial intelligence (AI), according to analysis by Oxford University. Every leader and every worker need to ask: What will be left for people to do that machines can’t do better or cheaper?

The Music of Day-to-Day Leadership

Leadership Freak

If you want to be a better leader, choose better words. Power of words: People determine if you are positive or negative, backward-looking or forward-focused, follower or leader, weak or powerful by… Continue reading → Communication Complaints Leadership Development

3 Reasons Your Church Needs to Take Training Seriously

Ron Edmondson

In full disclosure, sometimes pastors preach on issues we haven’t mastered. The same is true of bloggers. Sometimes we write about issues we are still working to develop in the areas where we lead. This is the case here. A work in progress for us as a church is leadership development.

Don’t Leave Workplace Civility to Chance

Leading Blog

W E'RE FACING a respect crisis. Civility and respect are not the norm in daily workplace interactions. They’re not the norm in our communities, either. Our own observations make us keenly aware of these dynamics. Now there is research to - unfortunately - support our observations.

Leaders Must Make Disciples

Joseph Lalonde

When I read through the New Testament, I see countless examples of leaders who, at their core, were passionate about making disciples. These men, following the example set before them by Jesus, poured themselves into those that were close to them.

Focus on Trust – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Trust is the foundation of some extremely important business issues. From retention to employee engagement to Customer satisfaction and productivity – you likely won’t be satisfied with any of these unless there is trust.

3 Steps of Brand Building and Why Social Media Matters to Your Personal Brand

Women on Business

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Two Ways To Be Less Critical and More Positive

Leadership Freak

Critics point out what’s wrong but neglect how to improve. Two reasons leaders are critical of others: #1. You assume people have negative motives. He’s late because he’s lazy. She didn’t smile because… Continue reading → Leading

The Real Reason Many Policies are Written

Ron Edmondson