April, 2017

The 9 Behaviors of Great Problem Solvers

Leading Blog

E ASY PROBLEMS can often be solved by guessing. And we solve hundreds of these kinds of problems as we go throughout our week. The problem arises when we rely on our experience to guess at what might be wrong to try to solve hard problems—problems where the solution is obscured.

Simple Ways to Market Your Business in the Local Community

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Overcoming the Organizational Communication Gap

Kevin Eikenberry

I’ve been working with people in all levels of organizations for nearly thirty years – from CEO’s to middle managers, from frontline employees to first level leaders.

How to Accelerate Team Learning


A team’s ability to learn quickly is at the heart of adapting to constant changes. In fact, it seems that constant learning is the only key to agility as a team and organization.

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25 Powerful Coaching Questions to Get Where You Want to Go

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Coaching is not just for problems. Coaching helps you avoid problems by providing space to think and be more intentional about your goals and actions. And coaching is especially helpful for getting clarity on where you want to go.

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5 “Secrets” Which Can Make You A Better Leader

Ron Edmondson

When I became a leader, I had no clue what I was doing. I was a high school student and had just been elected student body president. I had served as class president and in a few other positions, but there didn’t seem to be a lot of responsibility which stretched me at that point.

Five Not-So-Radical Ideas For Nurturing Change


When everything around is constantly changing, it is easy to: Get carried away by latest fads, best practices etc. Execute changes that may not be significant in shifting results to positive direction. Implement solutions to half-baked problem statements.

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The Shadow Side of Leadership

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

When it comes to learning to be a leader, there’s a real learning curve. It takes time to weather the insecurities of being a new manager, learn from your mistakes, and get to the point where you feel competent and comfortable in the role of leader.

Great Leaders Know What They Do Best – and Let Go of the Rest

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Kathy Kolbe: “I’m a strategist,” Hank tells his management team. Like most good generals, I give you the specifics of what you need to do, and why.” Hank’s wise about what works best for him to do – or not to do. But his stereotyping of generals is not accurate.

Radical Candor

Leading Blog

R ADICAL CANDOR is a culture of guidance based on caring personally and challenging directly everyone you work with. The goal is to achieve collaboratively what you could never achieve individually, and to do that, you need to care about the people you’re working with.

10 Strategies that Re-energize Demoralized Teams

Leadership Freak

Layoffs, complaints, stress, cutbacks, unrealistic expectations, shortfalls, and more, demoralize teams. 10 Strategies that Re-energize Demoralized teams: #1. Complain a little and move on. “We’ve We’ve talked about this the last three times… Continue reading → Motivation Optimism Passion Teams Leadership Development

5 Ways To Lead Your Small Business To Profit

Terry Starbucker

For anyone who has started a new business after a lot of hard work and effort, and is now getting revenue into the till, there’s a moment where a new reality sets in, and you hit an inflection point where the focus shifts from “How do I get this thing started and keep the bills paid?”

Change your habitual behavior to become a better leader


We all have behavioral blind spots, and uncovering those can help you to see what others see, when they see it, and whether they’re helpful or not in certain circumstances in leading people.

How to Stop Procrastinating and Manage Your Scarcest Resource

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Peter Drucker, often considered the father of modern management, described time as a “unique, irreplaceable and necessary resource.” Noting that most people take time for granted, Drucker observed, “Nothing else, perhaps, distinguishes effective executives as much as their tender loving care of time.”

7 Statements Every Leader Needs To Use Regularly 

Ron Edmondson

One of the goals of a leader should be to encourage, strengthen and challenge a team to continually improve. Almost as a cheerleader rousing the crowd at a game, the leader uses his or her influence to bring out the best in others. Much of this is done by the things we say as leaders.

Conflict without Casualties

Leading Blog

C ONFLICT is everywhere. Conflict at the most basic level is simply a gap between what we want and what we are experiencing at any given point in time. Conflict is energy, and can be used in positive or negative ways.

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Three Ways a ‘Noble Goal’ Makes You a Significantly Better Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Brandon Black and Shayne Hughes : Being a truly great and inspiring leader, who is both effective and respected, is no easy task.

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10 Things Leaders Hate To Do (But Really Should Do Them Anyway)

Terry Starbucker

We all remember those times when our parents made us eat something on our plates that just didn’t appeal to us. Like broccoli, for example. “ Eat that broccoli , it’s good for you !” we’d hear from Mom.

4 Quick Ways To Enhance Your Leadership Skills

Joseph Lalonde

Every leader should constantly be looking to enhance their leadership skills. Without growth, you’re dead in the leadership game. That’s why you must continue to learn and expand your skills.

The Apple in the Room: Avoiding the Temptation to Buy into Traditional Gender Stereotypes

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A Critical Leadership Error and 4 Ways to Approach It

Ron Edmondson

There is one critical error most leaders make at some point. I make it frequently. If you’re leading you probably do also. We forget people are trying to follow. We get so caught up in our own world we forget people we are trying to lead are trying to follow us.

4 Ways to Avoid False Humility

Leading Blog

H UMILITY IS A CHOICE. When you meet a humble person you know you will be accepted, respected and listened to. They won’t try to manipulate you, control you, criticize you or try to impress you. They are safe.

Don’t Say, “It’s Not That Bad,” to Someone Who Thinks it’s Bad

Leadership Freak

Don’t say, “It’s not that bad,” to someone who thinks it’s bad. You’re right: When team members say, “Things are bad,” say, “You know, you’re right.” And then ask, What’s bad about it? What makes you say that? What decisions/behaviors are making it bad? If it was good, what would it look like? Where … … Continue reading → Accountability Coaching Criticism Encouragement Solutions Leadership Development organizational success

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Six Team-Building Phrases Used by Great Leaders

Career Advancement

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” ” ~Andrew Carnegie~.

Why Employees Leave Your Organization

Joseph Lalonde

Losing an employee can land a damaging blow to you and your organization. Especially when you lose a good employee. And every leader tries to figure out the best way to keep the best. But even those employees will leave at some point. That’s natural.

Five Ways Leaders Unintentionally Sabotage the Team and One Way Forward (Alli Polin)

Let's Grow Leaders

Winning Well Connection. Click on the image to visit Karin’s store and download the book she co-authored with Alli free. Ever since I met Alli online, I’ve considered her a kindred spirit in the leadership space.

Your Structure Can Impede Your Progress

Ron Edmondson

It should do the opposite. Whenever I post about how structure can get in the way of progress I hear from people who remind me we need structure to prevent organizational chaos. And, I agree.

Are You Living an Adult Story?

Leading Blog

I N The Leadership Gap , Lolly Daskal makes clear to us that “if we want to continue to have a positive impact on the world and make a difference, we must constantly rethink the instincts that drive us.” Leaders need to question “who they are being while they are leading.”

Why Leaders Should Depersonalize Communication

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Dr. Derek Roger and Nick Petrie. It’s not what you do, it’s the way that you do it Talking comes so naturally to us we tend to forget just how much skill is involved.

The Top Five Things to Look for in Potential Leaders

Leadership Freak

Character and skill are essential for remarkable success, but not enough. Successful leaders develop others. But who? The top 5 things to look for in potential leaders: #1. Stubbornness. Headstrong people may be… Continue reading → Marks of leaders Taking others higher Leadership Development organizational success

12 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Ghost In The Shell

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Ghost In The Shell is a live-action remake of the classic anime of the same name. The live-action Ghost In The Shell features Scarlett Johansson as Major Motoko Kusanagi.

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5 Tips For Writing Perfect Emails

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The Work Life Balance Myth

Ron Edmondson

A Guest Post by Shawn Lovejoy Family and work can’t be balanced. The good news is that it’s not supposed to be. You heard me. It’s not in the Bible. Not one time in Scripture, are you and I encouraged to live “balanced” lives. You know why? For one reason: life CAN’T be balanced!

Building a Mentoring Culture in Your Organization

Lead Change Blog

There are a ton of benefits to establishing a culture of mentoring within your organization. This post will share those benefits with you and explain how to cultivate the mentoring culture within your organization. Learning is a two way street.

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