May, 2017

Social Mindset: A Key to Engaging Talent


It is more than obvious now that the way people feel about their workplace has direct material impact on performance of the business. This simple equation gets even more complex when we think of forces that are fundamentally changing how we work.

7 Steps to Boost Your Content Marketing Productivity

Women on Business

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How I Discovered The Values That Led Me To Leadership Success

Terry Starbucker

My More Human Leadership philosophy and practice is guided by 8 core principles.

Don’t Tolerate Dysfunctional Teams

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from regular contributor S. Chris Edmonds: Two key indicators of a healthy team are that they are productive (getting tasks done to standards, on budget and on time) and effective (working together with a minimum of drama.)

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How to avoid starring in your own drama


As human beings, we swim in daily drama. As leaders, any drama we’re involved in gets played out publicly. And there are lots of people out there who can’t wait to tell others about it, whether they get the background story right or not.

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7 Markers of a Great Leader

Ron Edmondson

There are some characteristics which set a great leader apart from mediocre leaders. Markers, if you will. Great leaders are multidimensional. While continuing to improve, great leaders have achieved certain characteristics which help them achieve success.

How to Prevent Redundant Performance Improvement Conversations

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest Post from Karin Hurt: Performance improvement conversations aren’t enjoyable -- for you or for them. To make sure you don’t have to have the same uncomfortable conversation twice, take a hard look at your approach.

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Be a Spark!

Leading Blog

T O CO-AUTHORS Angie Morgan, Courtney and Sean Lynch, to be a Spark is to be a leader. You must recognize yourself as a leader. Know the pathway to leadership development and commit yourself to it. You’re not chosen to be a leader. You choose to lead.”

Having Great One-on-Ones with Employees

Kevin Eikenberry

As a leader, you need to stay connected to the members of your team – so you know what they are doing, how they are progressing, and have a chance to provide support for them and much more.

The Spark of Initiative


There are people who coast along, go with the flow and do as directed. And then, there are those who strive to add value, raise the bar and make a difference. If you belong to the latter, Seth Godin has some simple (yet profound) guidance for you.

Leadership IS personal


Robert was well known as an executive who would go ballistic for the smallest of transgressions by others. He seemed to take everything personally, and often blamed the messenger who reluctantly carried any bad news into his office.

The 10 Commandments of Social Media

Ron Edmondson

A guest post from my son, Jeremy Chandler This is a guest post from my son, Jeremy Chandler. Currently, Jeremy serves as a Marketing Manager at Pursuant, a fundraising agency serving the nation’s leading nonprofits, faith-based ministries, and churches. He and his wife Mary live in Nashville, TN.

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The Performance Appraisal that Really Matters (Marshall Goldsmith)

Let's Grow Leaders

Winning Well Connection. From his books that taught us and informed our early careers, to the selflessness he consistently demonstrates, to his embodiment of professional confident humility, Marshall has been a tremendous supporter of Winning Well.

10 Signs Your Leadership Strategy Doesn’t Work

Lead Change Blog

In any professional environment, management is composed of a leader and a group of colleagues working collaboratively. Together, they work towards their team’s goals. Ideally, the team should meet their targets and perform well under an effective management.

Getting People to (Really) Listen

Kevin Eikenberry

A few weeks ago I asked viewers to submit their ideas for Remarkable TV topics and today I’m addressing one of those suggestions: how to get people to really listen.

What's the Secret to Becoming a Great Leader?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Kene Erike: That is not a question reserved for the gated playgrounds of MBA students or empty suits struggling to justify big paychecks. The concept of "Leadership" is a fixture in our daily lives that dictates the experiences we share with others. Let's start by defining terms.

4 Benefits of Using Curated Content on Social Media

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10 Ways to Add Value to People (and Organizations) as a Leader

Ron Edmondson

If you are going to lead – wouldn’t you want to lead in a way which creates value in the lives of others and the organizations you lead? I think this would be true for all of us.

Care for a white-water ride?

N2Growth Blog

Change seems to occur at an ever-increasing speed, making forecasts – especially those concerning long term scenarios – an extremely risky business. Forecasts often lead to disappointments, both for management – employees – shareholders and other stakeholders.

How Leaders Can Invest in the Power of Differences

Lead Change Blog

In a world in which we expect the neighborhood ice cream shop to offer up at least 31 flavors, why do we insist on “fixing” people so their point of view matches one flavor—ours?

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Why Are You Giving Feedback Anyway?

Kevin Eikenberry

Ken Blanchard calls feedback the breakfast of champions, and he is right. For any of us to be successful, we need feedback. For us to coach and develop our team members successfully, we must be able to give feedback to them. I have spoken and trained on giving feedback for years.

Brand and Perception: Leadership Essentials


The leader and employee in today’s environment must possess a credible and trusted brand, much like a company does. This is sometimes also referred to as a personal and/or professional reputation. Either way, people see you a certain way based on your behaviours, words and actions.

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7 Secrets for Creating Blog Posts that Get Shared

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Leading with Control Versus Leading with Influence

Ron Edmondson

Let me be honest. I can be a controlling person. It’s part of my character. I know that. I test that way with StrengthsFinders. If no one is taking charge, I’ll take over the room. And, not because I’m extroverted. I’m not.)

15 Leadership Quotes From Star Wars For Star Wars Day

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Star Wars Day is approaching at lightspeed. On May 4th, Star Wars fans will celebrate Star Wars Day. The holiday originated as a pun on May The Force Be With You and falls on May 4th because May the 4th and May The Force sound similar.

9 Key Principles for Business & Life from Sam Zell

Leading Blog

B ILLIONAIRE investor Sam Zell has put down on paper an account of the principles that guide how he does business in Am I Being Too Subtle? He doesn’t claim to be self-made. He credits his parents with handing down to him values that have served him well in life.

Successfully Leading the Change Personalities on Your Team

Kevin Eikenberry

As a leader, like it or not, you are in the change business. You are leading people to a new and better future which means that things will change on that journey. If they don’t, you will certainly never reach your desired outcomes. And even if you are trying to preserve the status quo for […].

At Every Altitude, Attitude Makes the Difference

Next Level Blog

You know how it feels when you have an unexpected visit with a long-lost friend? That happened to me last week and it happened, of all places, on a United Airlines flight from O’Hare to LAX.

6 Financial Mistakes Not to Make as a New Business Owner

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5 Questions to Help Millennials Grow into Leadership

Ron Edmondson

A Guest Post by my son, Jeremy Chandler There will come a point in time in every Millennial’s career when we move from being primarily executioners to leading teams and managing others.

The Back-To-Basics Prescription

N2Growth Blog

If you’re a senior leader, mid-level manager or, simply, a company change agent struggling to determine ways in which to ensure the long-term success of your business, you may find value in what I call the Back-To-Basics Prescription.

Lifestorming: Creating the Life You Want

Leading Blog

T WO OF THE TOP top coaches of our time, Alan Weiss and Marshall Goldsmith, have come together to write a book about how to grow into possibility—your unique possibility. Lifestorming: Creating Meaning and Achievement in Your Career and Life presents life as a journey without a “there.”

157: The Aspiring Leader — Successfully Step into a New Leadership Role | with John Lawler

Engaging Leader

Is your sight set on a new leadership role? Perhaps you’re the Director of Finance, and you’ve just been tapped to become the new CFO. What do you need to change now that your former peers will be reporting to you?

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10 Leaders You Need To Follow Today

Joseph Lalonde

Great leaders are also great followers. They seek mentors who will spur them along in their leadership. These follower leaders also know they need to continue to learn and grow. That’s why the follow other leaders. Image by Brittany Laeger.