August, 2012

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A Look Inside The Leader: The Eyes Don’t Lie

Terry Starbucker

Today I came across something that really it home with me – it was a New York Times interview of James P. It’s about being authentic.”

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How to be a Leader in a Crappy Culture

Great Leadership By Dan

It’s easy to be a great leader in a company that values leadership, develops leaders, and is full of role model leaders to earn from. You’ve seen the lists: 2011 Top Companies for Leaders. The Top 20 Best Companies for Leaders. 40 Best Companies for Leaders 2012. 25 Top Companies for Leaders. However….what what about the rest of us? shows respect.

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7 Questions Leaders Should Use Often

Ron Edmondson

Questions are a powerful tool for every leader. The greatest leaders I know ask lots of questions. Will you help me? How can I help you? Any Questions?

What Leaders Can Learn from Michael Phelps About Preparation

Next Level Blog

Most of the world knows by now that U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps broke the all-time record for most medals won by an Olympian in London this week. It’s a truly amazing achievement on Phelps’ part but, honestly, not one in which there are many legitimate leadership lessons. As the Brits might say, not bloody many. Click headline to continue.

Ten Phrases Every Leader Should Use

Kevin Eikenberry

“I made a mistake.” “I was wrong.” ” “I’m sorry.” ” “I’m not sure.” “I don’t know.” ” “Would you help me?” ” “Could you help me understand? I’m not sure I get it.” ” “What do you think?” When [.].

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12 Ways to Make Yourself A Valuable Team Member

Ron Edmondson

Recently someone came to me for advice in starting a new position. I loved the question. It shows intentionality and purpose. Embrace change willingly.

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Leaders: To be Great, Be Grateful

Linked 2 Leadership

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” William Arthur Ward I am convinced that the key to lifelong success is the regular exercise of a single emotional muscle: gratitude. If you were asked to make a list of things for which you are grateful, how long would [.].

Seven Ways to (Really) Engage People

Kevin Eikenberry

Engagement is a very trendy word, and while it is so powerful, because of its (over)use, people are making it harder to understand and think about than is necessary. In fact, it is writers, speakers and consultants (yep, people like me) who are adding to the confusion by injecting complexity where it isn’t needed. So [.].

A Navigational Guide To 6 Paradoxes of Leadership

Terry Starbucker

How we deal with these paradoxes can be the difference between good and great. Take a foolish risk, you can bring down the company. There is context.

3 Steps That Will Help You Make Great Decisions

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Coaching Leaders make decisions. It’s what they do. It may be the most important thing they do. It’s not necessarily one individual decision that is important. It’s the cumulative effect of decisions that build momentum, or destroy it. As Jim Collins, author of Good To Great, states, these incremental decisions build momentum.

Managing Remote Employees: Lessons Ancient Rome and Today

Great Leadership By Dan

The Colosseum. ?This Salesperson. Truck Driver. Writers. Consultants. Social Media Manager. Telework Manager or Coordinator. Above all, no telephone.

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Strategy, Capability & Really Bad Advice

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Today’s post is a rather short rant, but one I felt compelled to put forth. Thoughts?

7 Statements Every Leader Needs To Use Often

Ron Edmondson

Recently, I shared 7 questions every leader should use often. It opened some good discussion around the post. These are not questions, but statements.

Leaders: 6 Magic Moments Employees Want with The Boss

Linked 2 Leadership

There are a multitude of things on your list and it looks like most, “spend time with team members” is likely not recorded. The team members you have the privilege of leading are craving time with you and in fact, they want in six different ways that if you can provide, would be seen as [.].

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Are You An Original Leader Or A Copycat Leader?

Tanveer Naseer

Last week, much of the business and technology world was abuzz over a US court’s landmark decision against Samsung that it had violated some of Apple’s software and design copyrights. A good example of this can be seen in looking at the story of how Picasso became a world-renowned painter. Not at all.

The Importance of Alliances as a Leader

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Self Leadership Team Dynamics Alliances are a key part of what a leader does. They are critical whether you are an employee, business owner, consultant, or volunteer. Alliances provide a network of trusted sources. Skilled leaders build diverse teams for success and do not work in a vacuum.

How to Connect Your Team With the Mission

Next Level Blog

Yesterday I had the opportunity to work with a group of senior executives from the U.S. Department of Defense and a few other Federal agencies to engage in some “applied science” around leading at the next level. It was a great group with a lot of perspective and some fascinating stories to share. Click headline to continue.

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9 Telltale Signs of an Engaging Leader

Engaging Leader

I also shared how if you are driven primarily by the Impact motive, you are more likely to be a successful leader. Ever had a lousy boss?

Silence Might Be Golden – The Role Of Silence in Meetings

Kevin Eikenberry

Meetings are meant to be a time for people to exchange ideas and insights. While there are many components to effective meetings, one factor most people would put on that list is engaged participants. I mean, a good meeting can’t be quiet can it? Maybe, at least at times. Let’s start with my main premise [.].

The Main Thing: How to Keep Organizations Centered on What Matters Most

Leading Blog

This is a guest post by George H. That means getting to the unifying concept of the organization to which everyone can contribute. The U.S.

Are You An Original Leader Or A Copycat Leader?

Tanveer Naseer

Last week, much of the business and technology world was abuzz over a US court’s landmark decision against Samsung that it had violated some of Apple’s software and design copyrights. A good example of this can be seen in looking at the story of how Picasso became a world-renowned painter. Not at all.

Toxic Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Team Dynamics Value Creation What is it? Toxic leadership is brought about by lack of self-awareness, lack of self-control and confidence, all of which are seeded by self-interest. As a result, a toxic leader’s subordinates don’t like him or her. Toxic leaders care all about themselves. Somehow, toxic [.].

Everyday Leadership: Making Simple Things Extraordinary

Linked 2 Leadership

Several years ago, I was responsible for developing an operations manual for our commercial store managers. Below is an abridged version of it. These are seven basic, excellent tips for the new (or any) manager to follow in order to become more the leader and less “the boss.” 7 Tips for New Leaders 1) Be [.].

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Manage The Challenges of Working In a Matrix

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Do You Work In a Matrix? . Do you work in a company that requires you to coordinate across reporting lines to accomplish your goals?

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Leadership and Office Politics

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Let’s face it, the regrettable truth is not all people in business have altruistic intentions.

Behaviors and Mindsets that Ruin Careers

Leading Blog

Bill Lane was Jack Welch’s speechwriter for nearly two decades. In Losing It , he draws on his experiences primarily at GE to highlight the behaviors that are career killers. Naturally, Welch figures into much of this book. Reading the stories you might recognize a few areas where you may need to rethink your approach or behavior.

A Leader’s Guide to Making Love at Work

Business Learning Coach

By Jim Grinnell, Ph.D. You may as well stop reading right now. Leadership Leadership Styles resonant leadership Servant Leadership

Leaders: Are You A Candle or A Beacon?

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Light Your World Workplace Issues Have you ever had an “A~ha! Moment” that is so profoundly simple you wonder why you’ve never seen it before? I had one of those a couple of years ago that continues to impact me.

Hey Leaders: Curiosity Did Not Kill The Cat

Linked 2 Leadership

In order to help your employees grow you have to know about them. You have to know what they’re capable of – not only in your eyes, but in their eyes. You have to know what they enjoy doing – both at work and at home. What do they consider a job well done? If they were [.].

Does Your Organization ASPIRE?

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

What does it mean to aspire to greatness? Are there characteristics that cut across all great organizations? Aligned around a shared vision.

Mintzberg’s Magic Wand

Leadership Freak

I asked Professor Henry Mintzberg, author of 140 articles and 13 books, “If you waved a magic wand over businesses, what would you change?” He said, “I’d get rid of all MBA’s.” He explained, “We’d lose some good people but in the whole it would be a positive move.” Mintzberg’s quiet voice disarms but he [.].

Simple, Wise Guidance from a Billionaire

Tony Mayo

This short Chicago Booth Convocation speech by Carlyle Group founder William Conway, MBA ’74, is, like Bill himself, straight-forward, humble, wise, and kind. What a great message for new graduates. Share it! For Executives Goal Setting

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A Leader’s Guide to Making Love at Work

Business Learning Coach

By Jim Grinnell, Ph.D. You may as well stop reading right now. Leadership Leadership Styles resonant leadership Servant Leadership

Top 10 Realities of Success

Chris Brady

It doesn't always go the way you want, and it doesn't always go the way it should, but it does always go. Success isn't easy, easily explained, or entirely predictable. Anyone who tries to paint too. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR Daily Application