April, 2017

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.

Are Your Supporting Your Organization’s New Leaders To Succeed?

Tanveer Naseer

Over the past few months, I’ve written a number of articles that examined from different vantage points the importance of leaders providing support and guidance for those under their care.

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.

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.

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Last year, we hosted the 2017 MVP Awards across three of our sites. In order to get ready for this year’s coming awards across even more of our sites, we’re catching up with some of our judges from the previous awards who offered their time and insight to make the awards even better. Take a look!

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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.

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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.

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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.

5 Easy Ways To Guarantee Emarketing Success

Women on Business

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10 Identifiers to Spot a High Character Leader

Ron Edmondson

Do you want to know if a leader has high character? You simply have to observe them long enough. We demonstrate whom we really are by what we really do. Leaders with character can easily be identified.

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.”

How Do You Inspire Others Through Your Leadership?

Tanveer Naseer

As a people person, I always enjoy visiting new places and new cities as it provides the opportunity to meet new people and spark new conversations, some of which can lead to some very thought-provoking discussions.

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.

5 Powerful Ways to Answer Self-Doubt and Step into Your Greatness

Leadership Freak

The Little Engine kept saying, “I think I can,” until he climbed the steep hill. But the story is wrong. Thinking you can is helpful, but never enough to step into your greatness.… … Continue reading → Author Book Notes Leading

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Simple Ways to Market Your Business in the Local Community

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7 Things Forgiveness IS NOT

Ron Edmondson

I have posted and reposted this for over a decade now. (If If you see this list elsewhere, I must offer the reminder this is not the first time I’ve put these in print. I simply bring it forward because it remains such an important topic in leadership and life.

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.

5 Tips To Successfully Transition From Rookie To Leader

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Bill Treasurer. In the same way people without children can’t really know what it’s like to have kids until they do, you can’t really know what it’s like to be a leader until you actually lead.

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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.

How to Build Environments Where Teams Thrive and Talent Wins

Leadership Freak

Structure trumps talent. Badly designed organizations sabotage the best performers. 4 structural saboteurs: Overlapping domains: Managers with overlapping territories are paid to compete with one another. The stronger the talent, the more intense… Continue reading → Leading

5 New Business Ideas for Women and How to Arrange for Funds

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Leadership in Marriage: I Now Pronounce You Leader and Co-Leader

Ron Edmondson

A Guest Post by Timothy Paul At the time of this writing, I have been married for ten months. It’s been an incredible ride with Christie, my wife, and I’m very lucky to have found someone like her — beautiful, affectionate, sophisticated.

4 Ways to Bring More Celebration to Your Organization (Scott Friedman)

Let's Grow Leaders

Winning Well Connection. Scott has a special place in our hearts as he’s been an incredible encourager and friend both personally and professionally–and was actually on our first date (unbeknownst to him at the time).

The Procrastination Addiction

Kevin Eikenberry

It is said we are all addicted to something; and while some addictions may be more harmful to ourselves and others, few are more prevalent than our addiction to procrastination. I’ll go first: Hi, I’m Kevin and I’m addicted to procrastination.

Stop Striving For Perfection Or How I Overcame My Fear Of Writing

Joseph Lalonde

I remember when I first heard about blogging. The thought of typing out my leadership insights and ideas thrilled me. Then those same thoughts terrified me. Soon, they turned from excitement to dread. Because I was caught up with the idea my work needed to be perfect. I had to strive for perfection.

How to Confront Excuse Makers

Leadership Freak

Excuses are an attempt to lower expectations. Excuse makers are explaining why you should accept lackluster performance. It’s dangerous, degrading, and demoralizing. Excuse makers don’t want you to expect too much from them.… … Continue reading → Accountability Coaching Success Taking others higher Leadership Development organizational success

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3 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Own Business

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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!

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.”

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~.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Marvel’s Iron Fist

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Danny Rand (portrayed by Finn Jones, known for his role on Game Of Thrones as Loras Tyrell), the Iron Fist and last Marvel Defender to get his own original Netflix series, burst onto the small screen laden with controversy.

Where the Path Ends and the Forest Begins

Leadership Freak

The only way to change your future is to step off the path and step into the forest. No one is going to do it for you. A fixed mindset congeals your future… Continue reading → Personal Growth Taking others higher Growth Leadership Development

10 Places to Get Inspiration for Your Next Blog Post

Women on Business

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7 False Beliefs of the Leadership Vacuum

Ron Edmondson

Many times a leader can be clueless about the real health of the organization they lead. If a leader refuses to solicit feedback, or doesn’t listen to criticism or stops learning, they can begin to believe everything is under control when in reality things are falling apart around them.