December, 2016

9 Ways to Strengthen Your Personal Brand

Let's Grow Leaders

If you Google you, do you like who shows up? Do you feel like you’ve got a powerful message to share, but without the right positioning, find yourself talking to the metaphorical mute button? Are you having trouble outgrowing an outdated reputation at work?

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Hopping Over the Rabbit Hole

Leading Blog

S O MUCH OF SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURSHIP is learning to lead yourself. It requires some luck, but more than anything it means always pressing forward and a good dose of creativity especially when things don’t look good.

10 Prayers Every Wife Should Pray for Her Husband

Ron Edmondson

Dear Lord, Please help him to learn and manage healthy balance – between work, family, and play. Allow him to know his full potential and how much his family believes in him. Give him confidence in his God-given abilities.

Ask Not What Your Habit Can Do for You, but What Your Habit Can Do for Others

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Michael Bungay Stanier: For those in a leadership role, the responsibility to lead and direct employees falls to you. Let’s assume that your employees respect you, like you and feel that you’re leading them down a good path. You work hard and your workplace runs smoothly.

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How to Deal with Difficult People

Chris Brady

Have you ever had to deal with a difficult person in your life? Of course you have! So, since we already know we will face difficult people, the question should really be, how do we do it? First: [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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How to Stop Being a People Pleasing Pastor or Leader

Ron Edmondson

Answer to a reader's email. After a post about people-pleasing, I received the following email: Ron, Have just finished your blog post “ 7 Casualties of a People Pleaser in Leadership “ I recognize I am a People Pleaser Pastor. How do I turn the tide on this? How do I stop?

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Trying not to Lose is Different than Trying to Win

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Michael G. Winston: Today’s winning leader is not just here to weather the storm; they are here to completely change the game.

7 Essentials for Any Woman on a Business Trip

Women on Business

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Leadership Lessons From The Life Of Astronaut John Glenn

Joseph Lalonde

Yesterday, we lost an American hero. Astronaut John Glenn passed away on December 8th, 2016. John Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth and the fifth person in Space. After Scott Carpenter passed away, John Glenn was the last surviving member of the Mercury Seven.

What it really means to be a strong leader


For many, a “strong leader” may equate to tough, forceful, and powerful. Although there are situations that call for this kind of leadership, there are a select (and few) times when these qualities are necessary.

The Best Leadership Books of 2016

Leading Blog

O NCE AGAIN we see that despite our rhetoric, what we are is reflected in our leaders and leadership. Actions have consequences and continuity of character matters. We need to be “urgently” reflective because too often by the time we find out it’s broken, it’s been broken for a very long time.

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Leadership Training Begins in the Home

Ron Edmondson

Guest Post He must manage his household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church? (1 1 Timothy 3:4-5).

Don’t Just Lead – Guide!

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Chris Maxwell: I’ve always been a fan of adventure stories, and some of the most engaging of these are about great mountaineers and the triumphs and tragedies they have experienced.

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What are Your Final Four? Setting Real Priorities for the New Year

Kevin Eikenberry

If you are a college basketball fan like I am, when you hear the words “Final Four”, you smile. I hope that, after reading and applying what I am sharing here, a satisfying smile will come to your face when you hear those words – whether you care about basketball or not. Here are four […].

Supporting Our Servicemen And Veterans During The Holidays With Dan Dwyer – Answers From Leadership Episode 027

Joseph Lalonde

The guest for today’s show is Dan Dwyer. Dan has spent time as an army officer and retired 10 years ago. He’s now helping guide leaders and organizations to achieve transformational results. Listen To The Answers From Leadership Podcast.

Liberating delegation


Too many leaders interfere in the work that their employees are being paid to do. These meddlesome leaders then wonder why there is such high turnover in their departments, or why team members are continually asking for detailed guidance.

4 Morning Habits that Will Increase Your Happiness and Productivity

Women on Business

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15 Lessons Life Has Taught Me

Ron Edmondson

And you should learn. The best principles we learn in life, apart from revelation in God’s Word, comes from life experience. Experience is a great teacher. Here are some of my favorites. Granted, these are random.

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Five Ways to Win Well with Your Assistant

Let's Grow Leaders

He’s in the background responding to emails, setting appointments, or fixing your website. She’s overseeing projects, and clicking off those daily/weekly/monthly tasks that you may forget about while you focus on what YOU do best.

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How to Lead When the Culture Shifts

Kevin Eikenberry

Sometimes I am asked questions in an email, in a workshop or after a keynote that cause me to pause and think before answering.

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14 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From The Space Between Us

Joseph Lalonde

I was blessed with the opportunity to see the new movie The Space Between Us two months before it’s US premier. And today I’m going to bring you leadership lesosns and quotes from The Space Between Us.

Organizational Leader as a Social Architect


Leadership success is largely governed by, amongst other things, one’s ability to create an ecosystem of engagement, meaning, performance and growth. A leader creates this ecosystem through conversations, communication (leading to clarity), connection, systems, rituals, processes and decisions.

Imbalance Can Work: Stop Stressing About Work-Life Balance

Women on Business

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5 Tips to Write Better Informational Emails

Ron Edmondson

Which actually get read. Can I be candid with you? I don’t read every email I receive. I’m not even talking about forwards of cute stories that get massed emailed. I almost never read those. I’m talking about informational emails.

4 UGLY Conversations to With Your Team Before Year End

Let's Grow Leaders

The second half of December is a great time for recognition, celebration, white elephant gifts and other fun. Yes, yes, please do all that, but don’t stop there. The best holiday gift you can give your team is to “own the ugly.”

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Are You Employing This Key To Giving Effective Feedback?

Tanveer Naseer

With December now upon us, many leaders and their organizations are now shifting their focus towards that much debated and much-maligned practice for evaluating employee productivity and effectiveness: the annual performance review.

The Power Of Vulnerability

Joseph Lalonde

No one likes to be seen as weak. Or even vulnerable. We try to hide any sign that we might not be where we need to be. Yet we’re consistently discovering the best way to lead is through our vulnerability. What Is Vulnerability? A lot of us don’t want to show any vulnerabilities.

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The Power of Momentum

Kevin Eikenberry

Effective leaders not only create action, they also sustain it. And in order to create action, leaders need to build momentum. In today’s video, I’m giving four simple ideas that you can use to build the momentum in your team and in your organization.

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Top 100 Small Business Blogs on the Web Ranking Includes Women on Business

Women on Business

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7 Suggestions When a Good Marriage Isn’t Working

Ron Edmondson

All marriages go through periods where things just aren’t as they should be. It’s a natural occurrence in any relationship involving people. (I I suppose this would include most marriages). The stress and pace of life causes tension in the best marriages.

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5 Questions to Help You Resolve Your Conflict

Let's Grow Leaders

We’d both been looking forward to it–our first Thanksgiving together. We’d each been the primary holiday cooks in our previous marriage, which can feel lonely and overwhelming at times. But not this year. Now we had each other.

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How to Matter: The 5 Key Ways Companies Win

Leading Blog

I N TODAY'S ECONOMY of volatility and velocity, the lifespan of a Fortune 500 company has plummeted from an average 50 years to a mere fifteen. When constant disruption is the new normal, how do companies succeed? They find a way to matter.

Who’s Your Number 2, 3, 4?

Joseph Lalonde

Even as a new leader, you can’t ignore the fact that your position as a leader is temporary. One day you’ll leave. You’ll transition out of your leadership position. And someone will take over for you. Or maybe you’ll be asked to leave.

Employee Motivation and the Holiday Season

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Mackenzie Kyle : Ah, the holiday season. A time to be nice to your fellow humans, a time to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year, and to look forward to the excitement that the New Year brings.