February, 2019

The Modern Leadership Challenge: An Exquisite Merger of Life and Business

Terry Starbucker

In my now 37 years in the business world, I’ve witnessed and participated in quite an evolution of what constitutes modern leadership.

How Self-Care Can Improve Your Business

Strategy Driven

We know that taking care of ourselves at home is important. We know that eating well and exercising regularly is what will keep us healthy. But what about our work?

What Women Do That Holds Them Back From Succeeding At Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

There’s been a number of studies that have illustrated the challenges and obstacles women face that men don’t in trying to move into leadership positions. But are there actions and behaviours women are doing that are also impeding their ability to grow into effective leaders?

The Art of Successful Giving: Adam Grant

QAspire

I created a series of sketch notes for Tiffani Bova’s “ What’s Next ” podcast where she meets brilliant people to discuss customer experience, growth and innovation. Tiffani Bova is a Global Customer Growth and Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce.

The Death of Integrity

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Guest post by Larry Ackerman Note from Jesse: I am honored to host this thought-provoking article by my good friend Larry Ackerman on the Death of Integrity. It’s so good I wish I had written it myself. Important and well-written!

Collecting Questions – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

We are in the middle of a series of videos about collections. And if you haven’t noticed yet, some of these collections are of “things” that you might not have thought of collecting. In fact, most of them aren’t anything that you can put on a shelf or in a room of your house.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), Astrid (America Ferrera), Snotlout (Jonah Hill), Tuffnut (Justin Ripple), Ruffnut (Kristen Wiig), and the rest of the How To Train Your Dragon return in the third outing for How To Train Your Dragon.

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A Bird Party: The Perfect Remedy for Worry or Fear

Ron Edmondson

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Matthew 6:26). I have a history with birds!

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The Leadership Killer

Leading Blog

T HE LEADERSHIP KILLER is in all of us, all of the time, just waiting to strike. It doesn’t discriminate—neither gender or race. The ironic thing is, we give it permission to kill. It’s our choice. In The Leadership Killer , Bill Treasurer and Captain John Havlik expose the leadership Killer.

Forget Global – What Leaders Really Need Is A “Worldly” Perspective

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece from McGill Professor (and fellow Montrealer) Henry Mintzberg. Do we need more globalization on this globe? How about more worldliness in this world?

The Trouble with Comparisons

Kevin Eikenberry

We all do it. We see someone doing something that we value – and doing it very well. If we want to be better at what they are doing, at first it makes sense to look at them and compare ourselves. Comparisons like this rarely help. In fact, they can be quite damaging to our […].

The 18 Best Business Books To Read During Your Lunch Break

Joseph Lalonde

The average American reads four books a year. Successful entrepreneurs like Bill Gates read 50. The fact is, reading is a fundamental part of your growth as an entrepreneur or workplace professional.

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The Three Keys to Being a Great Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Raymond Houser: Being a great leader means getting people to do things that they didn't think possible. It's as simple as that. Many people confuse leadership style with true leadership. You don't have to be an extroverted, rah-rah motivator to be a great leader.

Sound, Biblical Advice for Stressed, Stretched, Overwhelmed Leaders

Ron Edmondson

There must have been a time when Moses was overwhelmed with responsibility. He may not have recognized it at the time, but if he wasn’t careful he would soon face burnout.

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Thomas Jefferson's Ten Rules to Live By

Leading Blog

Thomas Jefferson was skilled in many fields. In December 1962, John F.

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Lead Like Louie: Look Beyond Failure and Rejection

Lead Change Blog

Since adopting my rescue pup, Louie, in 2013, he and I have experienced many challenges as well as delightful adventures. Every interaction has given me PAWS to reflect on the leadership lessons I’ve learned over the years, many of which I will share in future articles.

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Collecting Memories – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

We are continuing in our series of videos about collections and today’s video is about collecting memories. I’ll talk about WHY we should collect memories and HOW to do it better and more often.

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Reintroducing Quibbling: The Kryptonite of Leadership

RapidStart Leadership

What is quibbling and why does it matter to leaders? Do you remember watching Superman, and seeing what happens to him when he comes in contact with Kryptonite? How weak and ineffective he becomes?

My Mom - Ann Estill Died Today

CEO Blog

She was scheduled to help pack food today for refugees and Danby Appliances. We had over 100 volunteers lined up and were packing hundreds of kg of food to ship overseas. The people who were bringing her told me she did not answer the door or the phone so I left almost as soon as I arrived at Danby.

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The Power of a Leader

Ron Edmondson

Dear Leader, You’ve been granted authority. You have real influence. People trust you. Therefore: Your words are powerful. Choose them wisely. People look to you for direction. Take them to noble places. Your suggestions are taken seriously. Don’t make them lightly.

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Creating the Conversations That Help Them Grow

Leading Blog

F INDING good employees is not enough. Developing them is critical to keeping them. Everyone has options. If you are not growing and leading your employees, they will look elsewhere.

Fond Memories: 3 Ways to Be Remembered as a Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Chris Dyer : Setting the tone for those with whom you work is a must for executives in the here and now. You establish yourself as the organizational authority. You suggest what type of behavior is acceptable.

Skills Aren’t Enough (To Be a Remarkable Leader)

Kevin Eikenberry

When people want to become a more effective leader they ask, “What skills do I need?” When organizations plan their leadership development programs, they start with the skills that will be needed to be successful. It is an understandable goal – to know what people need to be able do in order to lead.

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Improve The Quality Of Entrepreneurial Negotiations With Teamwork and Brainstorming

Strategy Driven

According to our research, the single biggest threat to entrepreneurial success is an inability to handle the negotiations that arise at key interactions in the evolution of a start-up.

Creating A Workplace Team Members Want To Work

Joseph Lalonde

Most team members cannot remember the last time they actually wanted to go to work. Research has shown 13% of your team is engaged in their work. This is sad, isn’t it? You don’t want your organization to be part of the 87% of workplaces people go to and are disengaged.

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Tribute to a great leader and good person

Aspire-CS

Good people die everyday. Yet not all of them affirm for us the goodness in humanity and leadership the way Ted did. He passed away last week and left a legacy of positive experiences for anyone who took the time to know him – which wasn’t a hard thing to do.

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The Critical Few: Working with Your Culture to Change It

Leading Blog

C ULTURE is hard to change. And we’re usually fighting against it. But what if we used the culture to change it? What if by focusing on a few critical elements we could work with our culture instead of against it?

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Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work

Lead Change Blog

Regardless of your responsibilities, you will inevitably face an individual or a team who appear unmotivated. Trying to motivate them is frustrating for everyone involved and it just doesn’t work.

Making Changes in an Established Church

Ron Edmondson

In the established church change can be more difficult to make than in a church plant. I’ve done both and I’m speaking from experience.

Learn Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Leo Bottary: Leadership lessons exist all around us, all the time. All we have to do is pay attention. Let me offer two examples – one is about growth and the other involves the power of declaring victory.

Bridging the leadership gap in innovation

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Jesse Nieminen We’re living in an age where many industries are facing big changes. To thrive, or even survive, most companies need to find ways to innovate. Yet, most companies fail to do that. For example, according … Continue reading → Innovation Leadership Learning mission vision

What Is Expected Of You As A Leader

Joseph Lalonde

Eekkk! You got the call. You’ve been tasked with stepping up to a new role in your organization. They’re going to give you a new title. The title of a leader! Let the celebration commence. You’ve taken a big step by moving into a leadership position. Congratulations.

Lessons from Washington & Lincoln

Leading Blog

P RESIDENTS DAY was created in 1968 when George Washington’s birthday (February 22) was moved to the third Monday of February as part of the Uniform Holidays Bill. Today it is thought of as a day to remember all U.S.

How to deal with cyber-attacks: publicly or privately?

Strategy Driven

Cyber attacks spiked 164% in the first half of 2017, compared to the same period in 2016, entailing 918 disclosed breaches-according reports on broadcaster CNBC. Threats vary from sector to sector. Healthcare, for example, is more susceptible to crypto-locker ransomware like the infamous WannaCry.

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7 Vital Steps Prior to Implementing Major Change

Ron Edmondson

As a pastor and leader, I am continually dealing with change. Everyday. Change is a part of life – for all of us. Some change occurs without us doing anything. In my context, we adjust our Easter calendar every year – without much thought of whether we will or not.

What Tone Have You Set Today? (2 min read)

Anese Cavanaugh

Everywhere we go, everything we do, everyone we engage with — we set the tone. In our office, on our team, at the dinner table, at the grocery store, in our morning commutes, with our workouts…. Showing Up, IEP Method

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Collecting Relationships – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

We are continuing in our series of videos about collections and today’s collection topic is one that I can almost bet you have never thought of collecting: relationships. And yet, as a leader, when you do this and do it right, I can almost guarantee that you will see your success skyrocket.