August, 2011

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.&#.

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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…. Your support feeds his God-given ego….

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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. It is driven by values, whether by purpose or default. It is driven by leadership and determines how the organization responds to all things, both good and bad.

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. Work piles up, deadlines loom, milestones are passing, folks are tugging at you from all different directions- and guess what suffers. Our leadership.

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? Does perception never, rarely, sometimes, or always equal reality?

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How Culture Can Restrict Your Organization

The Leadership Advisor

One of the strangest commercials I’ve seen recently on television is for a candy bar. In one scene, you see a group of spectators in bleachers waiting to cheer on their favorite athlete.

My Interview With Yoda, Social Media Guru and Jedi Warrior

Terry Starbucker

Somewhere, in a galaxy far, far away, I had a rare chance to chat with Yoda, who, it can now be revealed, has been one of my favorite Social Media mentors.

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5 Leadership Secrets of an Aviator (1 of 3)

Leading Strategies

In military flying, studying and training on emergency procedures (EPs) was constant. Quick thinking and disciplined responses were expected as a minimum standard to succeed in a military aviation career. EPs raise emotion. EPs tax the most skilled pilot in spite of any outward bravado.

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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 [.]. Influence Leadership Learning culture fun play

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3 Reasons Vulnerability is Crucial to Great Leadership

C-Level Strategies

I was watching a financial show on TV recently and heard a commentator discuss a study that showed if you’d invested $1 in the stock market roughly 50 years ago, it would be worth a bit more that $13 today. Your return would have been higher than inflation.

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. Why would you follow God closely if you didn’t want to know His voice or hear what He has to say? We want to know…Is this God?…Is …Is this what He is telling me to do?…or…Am

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. Kate is a great addition to our ever growing network of professionals who carry the heart of improving society by improving business. Blacksmith Ltd.

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. [.].

The 4 Keys To Creating The Beautiful Music Of Great Leadership

Terry Starbucker

Before you start reading this post, I’d like you to listen to one of your favorite uplifting songs, one that, in your estimation, was a great marriage of lyric, melody, tone, and rhythm. (Go Go ahead, I’ll wait… ).

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 [.]. Collaboration Leadership Learning Solving Problems Teams problem solving

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. I asked the following question, Realistic or not to think leaders will work to help entire team be highly successful in each indiv role & be promotable?

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. The intent of this post is not to appear arrogant as a senior leader, as if I have qualities others may not have, although I’m confidant some will take it that way.

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 hasn’t been designed in some obscure and clandestine governmental “area&#. It has been in our face in perpetuity via media outlets and a subtle shift in sociological expectations.

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 [.]. Communication Influence Leading Listening Marks of leaders Taking others higher Feedback Leadership Leadership Development

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.

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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?’&# ’&# – Jim Rohn, speaker and author Questions to Ponder [.]. Communication Influence Leadership Quotations Jim Rohn

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Visionary Leadership: Do You See What I See?

C-Level Strategies

I don’t see it, at least not clearly, even though I continue to try… It’s very difficult to see how people who subscribe to the views of the opposing political party actually view the world in the way they do.

7 Ways to Encourage Your Wife

Ron Edmondson

I’m not a perfect husband… I’m not a perfect husband… I’m not a perfect husband… I would write that 100 times, but I think you get the message and I’d probably lose most of you at number 27.

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5 Essential Traits Of An Impactful Leader

The Leadership Advisor

The leadership space is a noisy one. There are degrees, courses, seminars, blogs and a list of other things as long as my leg that is meant to help people become better leaders. So I thought “Why not add more noise?&# Totally kidding.

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

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. They are not only frustrated but they will also royally frustrate their followers.

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 [.]. Leadership Learning attitude change expectations listening questions trust

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. This week we shift our focus to the micro level and ask the question, “Do great leaders support work-life balance and, if so, how do they do it successfully?&#.

Parenting By Grace: Revised

Ron Edmondson

Cheryl and I attempted to implement grace parenting in our home. Our boys are now grown, but we are beginning to see some fruit from our methods and our heart is to help others learn from things we did wrong and things we did right. Grace parenting is one thing I believe we did right.

What Being A Gentleman Can Teach Us About Leadership

The Leadership Advisor

I met an amazing man near the beginning of 2011, Taylor Hinton. His vision and passion was palpable and it drew me in to be involved in a project he began called The Gentleman’s Movement , which we affectionately call “TGM&# for short.

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? 10 Management Lessons from Harry Potter.

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

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 [.]. Decision Making Influence Leadership Learning Quotations Success determination focus positive attitude

When an Under Performer Gets Promoted

C-Level Strategies

You may have seen a few days ago that there was a debate in the media about whether or not agents involved in the ATF “Fast and Furious&# gun-trafficking investigation had been “promoted out&# of their former roles.