August, 2010

Shut-up & Listen | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Great leaders are great listeners, and therefore my message today is a simple less and listen

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Five Reasons Why Every Leader is a Salesperson

Kevin Eikenberry

What images, thoughts and feelings come to mind when you think of or hear the word “salesperson”? Stereotypical, slick-talking, used car sales people Well-spoken financial manager The guy everyone loves who sells his wares on the golf

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The Importance of Trust

Leading Strategies

With your indulgence, here is an excerpt on trust from a book I wrote two years ago. The root of all effective human relationships is trust. All relationships have trust in some form or another or else the bond will not last

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Don't Use an Illness Description for a Normal Behavior | Guy.

The Recovering Engineer

Last week, I saw a report on television about the number of children that have likely been misdiagnosed as ADD/ADHD. As I watched the television piece, I was reminded of a common problem I see when people start to apply the DISC model

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Rascal Manifesto - rascal

Chris Brady

I was born free and I intend to live like it. This means that I will live my life while I'm alive. No one owns me except my Creator. No one can put me in a box, a category, a social group, a voting bloc, or a classification

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Ten Ways to Make a Great First Impression

Kevin Eikenberry

We all meet new people, in all phases of our lives. In some of those situations we may not be consciously thinking about the importance of making a good first impression; however, conscious or not, we are always making an impression

Rules Without Relationship Breed Rebellion | Guy Harris: The.

The Recovering Engineer

You can and should set and enforce rules. And, to achieve better leadership success, you should develop a relationship before you attempt to enforce them

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Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: 5 Leadership Lessons: The Wisdom.

Leading Blog

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Giving Advice - The Dark Side of Compassion?

Building Personal Strength

I’ve been studying and writing about personal strengths for a long time. An interesting issue - what can happen when you take a good thing too far? Do bad things happen? Do personal strengths have a dark side? Are there any personal strengths that don’t have a dark side?

Dealing with Conflict | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Leadership is a full-contact sport, and leaders that cannot effectively deal with conflict are not really

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You're So Vain.You Probably Think This Post is About You | C.

C-Level Strategies

Having been around vain executives recently I decided to make a list of attributes that, when exhibited, make these people the greatest kinds of leaders

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Orrin Woodward Leadership Team :: Why does Steve Wynn Trust China.

Orrin Woodward

Steven Wynn tells it like it is and every freedom loving American should wake up and take notice. When billionaires cannot predict the political environment you know you have a train wreck in process in Washington DC

Management Tip Audio Interview with Nick McCormick

The Recovering Engineer

I have just returned from a trip to Denver to lead a Bud to Boss Workshop and I spent a good part of last week helping my daughter prepare for and then move into a dorm to start the new school year. In the midst of all of this activity

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4 Key Actions An Effective Leader Must Take

Your Voice of Encouragement

There are many ways you can serve in a leadership position – whether you're a business owner, a manager in a large company, on the board of a non-profit organization, a classroom teacher, a parent, or any other position where you need

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Strong for Leadership - The Story Behind the Ebook

Building Personal Strength

If you've caught my tweets on Twitter, you know I share a lot of quotes! There's a reason for this. I've been collecting quotes since graduate school over 35 years ago. I suppose because of my military background, I preferred quotes that relate to leadership and being a high-achiever.

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The Disconnected Leader | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Even though few would dispute the value of being an engaged leader, many still do not practice what they

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Rush Straight In

Chris Brady

You don't have a thousand years IMG_2646. To become who you're meant to be. You have only a moment in time. An unknown fleeting quantity. Drink deeply from the cup. Of life you've been handed. Taste all that's sweet

Shut Down, Shut Off, and Think!

Kevin Eikenberry

Yesterday I read an article in the online New York Times, titled Digital Device Deprive Brain of Needed Downtime. While I encourage you to read the article, the title gives you the message. I couldn't have cited the research included

Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: Ten Truths about Leadership

Leading Blog

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Awareness - Focus on the present moment.

Your Voice of Encouragement

With all the speed and distractions of life today, it's hard to pay attention to anything long enough to really experience it. But it's possible to slow down and appreciate the miracles presented to you each day

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Are You in Charge? Four Things Every Leader Must Do

Building Personal Strength

After three years, Brenda proved to be the most reliable and knowledgeable cashier in the store. So when her manager left, Brenda was chosen to replace him.

Drinking the Talent Kool-Aid | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Those of you familiar with my work know how much I detest politically correct sound-bites. Even worse is when

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Ring The Bells - 5 Public Business Celebration Ideas

Modern Servant Leader


Making Vision Stick

Kevin Eikenberry

This week's Resource Recommendation: Making Vision Stick by Andy Stanley Andy Stanley is an author and the founding senior pastor of a large church in Atlanta. He speaks about leadership from personal experience which is perhaps the

Seven Things to Expect From Your Narcissistic Employee


The narcissistic personality trait describes individuals that believe they are special, have a sense of entitlement, require excessive admiration, lack empathy, are interpersonally exploitive, and are arrogant and haughty. As defined by one of its most frequently used measures, the Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI, Raskin & Hall, 1981), there are four dimensions to the narcissistic personality (Emmons, 1984): 1.

Courage – Take Action in Spite of Fear.

Your Voice of Encouragement

You may be reluctant to step outside your comfort zone when faced with something new. But you can only discover your true capabilities when you are willing to take risks and step into the unknown. Applying these ideas will help you get

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Gratitude - Show Appreciation for All the Good Things

Building Personal Strength

Mother Teresa famously said, “There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.” Do you agree? Consider this story. I come from a large family—seven brothers and sisters. That means I have more nieces and nephews than I can count. And now they’re having children.

Leadership & Initiative Overload | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Are you guilty of making the mistake of taking on more work than you should and thereby committing

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A Sentinel in the Mist

Chris Brady

IMG_1768 They swallow indoctrination. As though it were truth, And respond with dunces, Eloquent spokesmen. With no thoughts of their own. Students by the thousand. Babble their creed. Of worshipping the creation

What to do with the annual Performance Review?

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Bury My Heart at Conference Room B

Kevin Eikenberry

This week's Resource Recommendation: Bury My Heart at Conference Room B: The Unbeatable Impact of Truly Committed Managersby Stan Slap. This is fast becoming one of the most talked about business books of the year, and for some very

Limiting Beliefs Cause Us to Think “Small”

Your Voice of Encouragement

Have you ever said, “I could never do that” when someone suggested you try something totally different? I have. Many times in my life. More times than I'd like to admit, actually. I've come to the conclusion that most of us play “small

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Be Strong, Be Smart, Be Patient

Building Personal Strength

Thirty years ago, I lived near Yorktown, Virginia and worked at the Armed Forces Staff College in Norfolk, nearly fifty miles away. It was a long commute and included the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, which was famous for stop-and-go traffic, especially in the summer.

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Broken Trust

N2Growth Blog

By, Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. There are only a few certainties in life, and sadly, having the trust you've placed in someone be abused is one of them. Moreover, either intentionally or unintentionally we have all