January, 2019

Unlocking Creativity: Are These Creativity-Inhibiting Mindsets Holding You Back?

Leading Blog

I N AN IBM global survey of CEOs, the overwhelming consensus was that more than rigor, management discipline, integrity or even vision, successfully navigating an increasing complex world will require creativity. In a world where we must adapt or die, we need creative solutions.

7 Traits of an Insecure Leader

Ron Edmondson

Christian are called to walk by faith. Of course, this includes Christian leaders. A part of our calling in leadership means we won’t always know what the future holds, but we steadfastly follow God’s leadership. I must be honest.

Three Ways to Make the 4AM Club Work For You

Strategy Driven

“Early to bed, early to rise makes a [wo]man healthy, wealthy and wise.” ” – Ben Franklin. You’ve heard it said a million times before: the early bird catches the worm, and in the opinion of many highly successful people, the phrase is much more than a cliche.

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3L’s of Self-Directed Learning: Insights from My TEDx Talk

QAspire

I started 2019 by delivering a TEDx talk at TEDxGCET in Vallabh Vidyanagar. This post covers a few key insights extracted from the talk. Video to be posted soon. Formal education is a launch pad that equips us with fundamentals. But we need wings to fly long and high in the direction of our dreams.

Why Being a Remarkable Leader Matters

Kevin Eikenberry

Being a leader is complex and difficult. It is understandable that we can get frustrated with things we are trying to improve that are complex and difficult. Being a leader is also important. Remaining aware and ready to improve can be a challenge, unless you know why leading is important to you.

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Why Your Mindset Will Be Your Biggest Struggle

Joseph Lalonde

Do you know what the biggest hurdle to changing your life in 2019 will be? Your biggest hurdle will not be family or friends. Your hurdle won’t be your job or your title. The biggest hurdle you’re going to face is your mindset. The Hurdle Your mindset will cause you to stumble and fall.

Conquering the 5 Misconceptions that Hold Leaders Back

Leading Blog

T HERE ARE THINGS we believe that when we really think about them, we might find that they are not helpful. We might think of them as blind spots that adversely affect our leadership effectiveness. In What Are Your Blind Spots?

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How Clear Is Your Vision for 2019?

Lead Change Blog

At this time of year, we often find ourselves preparing for change – personal and business – based on our vision for the year ahead. Vision, Not New Year’s Resolutions! So, when speaking about vision, I am not talking here about having stuff in your head! That lies in the territory of New Year’s resolutions! However, many know that New Year’s resolutions don’t work. Michael Hyatt has some excellent research commentary on New Year’s Resolutions that backs up that view.

Network after Work

Career Advancement

“Networking is an essential part of building wealth.”. Armstrong Williams~. Liam didn’t drink, so when his coworkers went to the bar after work, he’d say goodbye and head home. Sure, he was missing out on the chance to socialize, but it wasn’t really his scene.

Collecting Lessons – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Last week I shared my observations on the idea of collecting something. If you missed it, you can watch it here.

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19 Leadership Traits To Focus On In 2019

Joseph Lalonde

You’re never done developing your leadership skills. The traits that make for a great leader can always be honed and improved. You only have to focus on what will make you better. But do you know where you need to focus?

The Fearless Organization

Leading Blog

Y OU’VE CAREFULLY put your team of people together, spent a lot of time getting the right people on the bus, your best and brightest, and yet you’re underperforming? Your team isn’t giving you everything they’ve got.

4 Reminders in Times of Betrayal

Ron Edmondson

I was talking with a pastor who had been betrayed by someone in his church. He told him a secret in confidence and soon learned the friend had shared it with another, who, of course, shared it with another – who shared it with another – and you know the rest of this story.

6 Habits of High-Performance Leaders

Lead Change Blog

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. – Jim Rohn. For many years, I have been a big advocate of focusing on your strengths as, when leaders excel at what they love, they get into a state called flow. When this happens, it often feels like time flies by and we get extraordinary amounts of work complete. Typically, we feel energized and alive because we are doing what we love. However, I have recently changed my thoughts on this.

Authentic Leadership: Ornamental Hermits and Why We Should Avoid Them

RapidStart Leadership

In the middle of the 18th century in Europe, it was fashionable to have your own personal hermit. Sounds crazy, I know, but there it is. How did this come about, and more importantly, what can it tell us about authentic leadership?

Collecting Ideas – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

This is the third video in a series on “collections” You can watch the previous videos here: Collecting Lessons and What Do You Collect. Now to the casual observer, a series on collections might seem an odd choice for a leadership blog. But trust me, it’s not.

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Courageous Servant Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

I had one of my most profound, memorable, touching experiences in Washington, D.C. two weeks ago that I’ve realized after reflection has some important connections to leadership.

Newswire: 3 Leadership Lessons from Mars, Inc.’s CEO Grant Reid

Leading Blog

Mars, Inc. is more than a candy company. They produce pet care products, coffees and teas, and other food and nutrition products. Mars started in 1911 in a kitchen in Tacoma, Washington with Frank Mars selling hand-dipped chocolates.

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Common Reactions When Growth in an Organization Slows

Ron Edmondson

A young pastor was battling the leadership of the church to make changes. He felt part of his call to the church was to make changes, but every change he suggested the leadership of the church resisted. All his efforts to help the church grow again were meet with opposition.

3 Moving-Target Issues Every Leader Must Be Following

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Alexandra Levit: As a futurist, it’s my job to track the evolution of the 21st century organization, and as of late we’ve come upon new challenges in reputation management, intellectual property, and digital transformation and disruption. Your challenge as a leader?

5 Reasons You Should NOT Set Goals

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

The idea that you should not set goals runs counter to what we’ve been taught. Numerous research studies over the years have established a strong link between goal-setting and success, motivation and confidence. For most people, setting goals can make the difference between mediocre and high performance. But not for everyone and not all the time. There […]. The post 5 Reasons You Should NOT Set Goals appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

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Today's To Do List

Execupundit

Stack the deck in your favor. Remember that time is limited

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Finding Yourself For The First Time

Joseph Lalonde

We try to work on ourselves all the time. Trying to improve our knowledge. Trying to make our marriages better. And trying to make ourselves better leaders or employees. We work, work, work on ourselves… Yet, the sad reality is, so few of us know who we truly are.

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The Truth About You

Leading Blog

I N THE January/February 2019 issue of Communication Arts , Ernie Schenck writes about two kinds of truth: authentic and inauthentic. Authentic truth is who you are. Inauthentic truth is who you are when everyone is looking.

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7 Ways We Frustrate Fellow Team Members

Ron Edmondson

With every team or organization I have led there have been people who get frustrated with someone else on the team. In full disclosure, sometimes others have been frustrated with me. Frustration is common among relationships.

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The most amazing question

Aspire-CS

Photo credit: 123RF. In the formative stages of my career I was a Human Resources generalist for a large Pharmaceutical company. As an avowed problem-solver I got frustrated when people came to me with drawn-out tales of workplace woe that I just couldn’t solve for them.

Why Accountability is So Important

Kevin Eikenberry

Accountability is consistently on the Top Ten of my Hit Parade. Leaders regularly ask me questions about it, hoping I will have the magic answer. They ask, “How can I get my people to be more accountable?” “Why Why aren’t people accountable anymore?” “Can Can I coach accountability?” and more.

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Being Authentic Takes Work

Lead Change Blog

Since change is such a common dynamic in organizations, change leaders and/or change agents are important roles. Authenticity is really a critical element for these roles. Change is difficult for most people, and those most impacted by change look to leaders and agents as people they can trust to steer them through the “rough waters.” Trust is seriously hampered if you cannot be authentic.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From A Quiet Place

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I missed A Quiet Place in the theaters. After watching it this past weekend, I’m kicking myself for waiting so long to see A Quiet Place. The movie takes place sometime in the future where the world has been decimated by monsters who have hyper-sensitive hearing.

Return On Courage

Leading Blog

C OURAGE is what gets you from here to there. But it’s not courage or risk. It’s courage and risk. They work together. Those who are risk-averse are inadvertently courage-adverse,” says Ryan Berman author of Return on Courage. It is a balancing act. “If

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7 New Year Resolutions Which Could Change Your World

Ron Edmondson

Whether or not you do New Year resolutions, we could all stand to improve some things in our life. And, if we do, I’m confident we could also improve the life of others. In fact, with a whole lot of improving – it might become contagious – and we might just change the world.

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When great expectations equals great employees

Aspire-CS

Photo credit: 123RF. Sometimes I have the pleasure of working with someone that has employees who are deliriously happy. One of the reasons they feel this way is because their leader sets high expectations for them. These leaders make their leadership look effortless.

Setting Yourself Up to Lead in 2019

Kevin Eikenberry

rThere are predictions and prognostications of all sorts at the start of a new year. If you read enough of these you will find some that completely contradict each other. I will not share either, rather I make five promises.

4 Powerful Questions That Will Improve Your Leadership And Drive Success

Tanveer Naseer

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Glass

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Eighteen years after the release of one of my favorite movies, M. Night Shyamalan returns to write and direct the last movie in the Unbreakable trilogy. Glass concludes the three movie story arch with a bang.

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The 9 Dimensions of Conscious Success

Leading Blog

H OW DO YOU stand out in your chosen occupation to get the respect, recognition, and opportunities you want and deserve, to achieve the success you want? Leadership and life are built on relationships.

Advice for the A-Type Leader with a Million Good Ideas

Ron Edmondson

I received an email from a great young business leader recently asking for some advice. He’s a first time leader in charge of a major department. This will be a great career position for him if he does well. He’s so excited. His small team is getting to know him and learning to trust him.

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