August, 2011

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A Secret Your Husband Keeps…But Needs You to Know

Ron Edmondson

Ladies, here’s a secret your husband probably won’t share…. He needs your unconditional respect…in fact…he needs you to be his biggest fan….

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7 Essentials For A Quality Culture

The Leadership Advisor

Culture is a simple way of saying how an organization expresses itself internally and externally. No organization is without culture.

10 Sticky Note Reminders For The Busy Leader (Plus One from the Heart)

Terry Starbucker

For many leaders out there (myself included), sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in a day. Our leadership. I use sticky notes, and a pen.

Leadership & Perception

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Does perception matter? We’ve all heard the saying “perception is reality,” but is it true?

Four Ways Leaders Position Their Teams for Success

C-Level Strategies

In Leadership Chat this week we focused on a variety of challenges that leaders face when it comes to promoting individuals on their teams.

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My Interview With Yoda, Social Media Guru and Jedi Warrior

Terry Starbucker

It’s a treat to be able to share with you just a little of his wisdom here. Yoda: Help you I can! That’s a cool analogy. Look at me.

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10 Management Lessons from Harry Potter

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership To conclude this summer’s Harry Potter mania, it seems fitting to study the HR implications of J.K. Rowling’s seven volumes. Her novels explore human nature, communication dynamics, moral dilemmas, and social issues, so why not use them as a source of business inspiration?

How to Open Yourself Up to Receiving Abundance

C-Level Strategies

Tuesday night in Leadership Chat as we talked about how great leaders affect work-life balance , we touched on the concept of “lack.&#. Strakey.

Six Ways to Make Work Play

Kevin Eikenberry

Make work play? Should that really be my goal? I know some people have a problem connecting work and fun (and therefore by extension, play). We’ve been taught that work implies effort and struggle and discipline and challenge. All of this can be true, AND it isn’t an inclusive list. Work can include meaning and [.].

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7 Ways to Distinguish God’s Voice from the Circumstances of Life

Ron Edmondson

How do you actually know God is talking to you? Every believer wants to hear from God. We want to know…Is this God?…Is That’s never God.

Company Culture 3.0: The Conscious Connected Workplace

The Leadership Advisor

We are honored to have Kate Billing of Blacksmith Ltd. as the first of many contributions to The Leadership Advisor blog. Blacksmith Ltd.

5 Leadership Secrets of an Aviator (1 of 3)

Leading Strategies

In military flying, studying and training on emergency procedures (EPs) was constant. EPs raise emotion. Keep Flying. Leadership Acumen.

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Leadership Integrity: The Key to Influencing

Linked 2 Leadership

As leaders, we have all either been influenced or have influenced others in the course of our work life. Sometimes you intentionally influence others. And at other times, you unknowingly influence them. You discover your profound impact when the person you influenced comes and tell you how you have made a difference in their lives. [.].

3 Reasons Vulnerability is Crucial to Great Leadership

C-Level Strategies

Your return would have been higher than inflation. to show for it today! And therein lies the essential truth about vulnerability. What do you think?

The Biggest Barrier to Collaborative Problem Solving

Kevin Eikenberry

This could be a very short article, because the biggest barrier to collaborative problem solving is found by looking at the word problem backwards: melborp. Do you see it? The biggest barrier is me. Or you. Or whoever makes the problem about them, their agenda or their solution. Which means that we, too often, approach [.].

7 Critical Abilities Senior Leaders Must Have

Ron Edmondson

I want to address some critical abilities that a senior leader must have to be effective. They were right. They were right. They were right.

Incivility. The New WMD.

The Leadership Advisor

There has been a destructive force that has been in development for the past 20-25 years. It’s not just about words, but actions.

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The 4 Keys To Creating The Beautiful Music Of Great Leadership

Terry Starbucker

Go ahead, I’ll wait… ). Let’s think about what you just heard for a second or two – how did it make you feel uplifted?

Five Signs That Your HR Chief is Trouble

Next Level Blog

With a shout out to the folks at SmartBrief on Leadership for pointing it out, I recommend to you a deeply reported article in Fortune magazine about how and why Pfizer CEO Jeff Kindler was pushed. Please click the headline to read the whole story. Current Affairs Leadership Personal Presence

The Hidden Power of Your Leadership to Create Raving Fans

C-Level Strategies

Orchestrated Customer Experience, where you craft the right experience for your customers. All of these points seem obvious (don’t they?)

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The Goal of Great Communication

Kevin Eikenberry

The late great Jim Rohn, was more than just a great speaker, he was a modern day philosopher. Here is one of my favorite quotations from him about communication. &# The goal of effective communication should be for listeners to say, ‘Me, too!’ ’ versus ‘So what?’&#

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7 Ways to Encourage Your Wife

Ron Edmondson

That’s the average number of times you’ll read the same thing. (I I just made that up… ). joke…it’s a reality.

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5 Essential Traits Of An Impactful Leader

The Leadership Advisor

The leadership space is a noisy one. So I thought “Why not add more noise?&# Totally kidding. It won’t be any different for you or me.

Mythbusting The 6 “Can’ts” Of Personal Leadership

Terry Starbucker

In my leadership journey, I’ve had a lot of opportunity to figure out the “right&# way to lead. Without a single regret. Leadership

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10 Ways to become the Leader People Follow

Leadership Freak

Yesterday I met with two new leaders in my organization. (I I use “my” loosely) It was a get to know you and a where are you going pow-wow. At the end of our exchange I asked, “What did you get from our conversation?” They replied, “You helped us have purpose during our first weeks of [.].

Visionary Leadership: Do You See What I See?

C-Level Strategies

The political rhetoric during the last few weeks has made this clearer to me than ever before. It’s often difficult to relate to their stories.

Seven Ways The Best Leaders Set an Example By Going First

Kevin Eikenberry

To lead someone or something means, literally, to be in front, so that others can see and follow in that direction. Stated another way, if you think you are leading, but no one is following, you are just taking a walk. In yet other words, leaders are leaders because of what they do, not because [.].

Parenting By Grace: Revised

Ron Edmondson

Cheryl and I attempted to implement grace parenting in our home. Grace parenting is one thing I believe we did right. Oh, the power of grace.

What Being A Gentleman Can Teach Us About Leadership

The Leadership Advisor

I met an amazing man near the beginning of 2011, Taylor Hinton. So, he has decided to take action and provide a positive alternative.

7 Reasons Why Many Smart People Fail to Lead

Rajesh Setty

You have seen these people – the best of the best in the lot. They get promoted to become the leaders and all hell breaks loose. What about you?

15 Ways to tell if someone is Arrogant or Humble

Leadership Freak

Arrogant people say they believe in humility but their life says they believe in arrogance. Humble people speak the truth. The temptation to temper the truth and say what others want to hear, for example, is nearly universal. If you’ve found someone who speaks the truth give them a raise. I’ve seen people negotiate how [.]. Leading

How Great Leaders Support Work Life Balance

C-Level Strategies

Last week on Leadership Chat we focused on how we, as leaders, can affect a move from Work Family Conflict to Work Life Balance. and 5:00 p.m. Wrong!

The Three Most Important Words

Kevin Eikenberry

After many gifts and the pleanty of trips to the library, one of the first inspirational, self improvement authors I spent my money to invest in was Denis Waitley. Since then I’ve read many of his books, listened to his audio programs and met him. If you aren’t familiar with his work, click on his name [.].

10 Scenarios to Help Determine if it’s Time to Quit

Ron Edmondson

How do you know when it’s time to leave an organization? I recently wrote “ Leave Before You Have To ”. You may only be a leader for a season.