December, 2016

3 Ways Women Entrepreneurs Can Close the Gender Gap in 2017

Women on Business

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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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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.

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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7 of the Most Frustrating Things Pastors Experience

Ron Edmondson

This post, and the opposite one before it, ( 7 of the Most Exciting Things Pastors Experience ) actually began when I received this question on my blog. Ron – What do you think are some of the most frustrating things pastors experience? Great question.

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Spin vs. Sorry: How to Mess Up Well & Become Authentic

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Bill Munn: “It was my mistake. I’m sorry. Please forgive me." It’s important to get these phrases written down, before they become obsolete. For a few decades now, the popularity of “spin,” with its tempting save-face claims, has elbowed out the use of a simple, honest apology.

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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.

The Difference Between Good and Great Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Goodness isn’t really celebrated. Only greatness is. Great leaders aren’t just better at being good leaders. They’re in a class apart. To watch them work can be awe inspiring.

5 Things To Do Before You Leave the Office

Jason Womack

Do you leave the office in a frenzy? How you finish the workday is SO important. It sets your mood for the rest of your evening; it impacts your personal relationships, your overall satisfaction, and your quality of sleep. Plus, Efficiency/Effectiveness MITs - Most Important Things Performance

4 Morning Habits that Will Increase Your Happiness and Productivity

Women on Business

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18 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Post With Disney’s $4 billion acquisition of the Star Wars license in October of 2012, a lot of things have changed. One of those changes is that new movies based in the Star Wars universe are rolling out on a regular basis.

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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.

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.

Leadership Secrets of Buddy the Elf

RapidStart Leadership

Spoiler Alert – There’s a happy ending. Even if you haven’t seen the movie “ Elf ,” you kind of know that’s how things will turn out. And since the movie stars Will Ferrell, you know you can count on plenty to laugh about along the way to that happy ending.

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.

Marketing Dollars Wisely Spent

Women on Business

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Frontline Festival: Leaders Share How They and Their Team are Preparing for the New Year

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival is all about preparing for 2017. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! Next month’s Frontline Festival is all about goal setting.

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Reach For Greatness: The 12 Steps To The Leadership Summit

Terry Starbucker

I’ve been fortunate enough over the course of my 34-year career to have arrived at what I call the leadership summit – a high place of great business success and personal satisfaction, and a fulfilling culmination of years of effort, determination, and dedication.

Choose To Serve

Joseph Lalonde

The ethos behind leadership has changed drastically in the last 10-15 years. We’ve seen leadership become more self-centered and me-driven. Leadership has slowly drifted away from helping others to helping the leader. This trend has been disastrous for organizations.

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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How a Consultant Can Fit Into Your Culture

Strategy Driven

Great consultants don’t necessarily want to spend a lot of time talking about theory or generalities, they would rather roll up their sleeves and get into the mix to help you address your project needs and challenges now.

Imbalance Can Work: Stop Stressing About Work-Life Balance

Women on Business

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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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Touchpoints for Leaders with Doug Conant

Kevin Eikenberry

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Positive Illusions May Be A Leader’s Secret Weapon

N2Growth Blog

What’s the secret to a long-term relationship? Overlooking the negative and focusing on the positive,” says Helen Fisher, a best-selling author on relationships and a fellow at the Kinsey Institute. Speaking on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show , Fisher says that brain scans of couples averaging 20 years revealed the parts of the brain that were active were those linked to empathy, self-control, and an ability to overlook negative, that is, “positive illusions.”.

7 Tips on Becoming an Exceptional Leader

Lead Change Blog

Leadership is a nebulous concept. I mean, we all know when we’ve got a good leader or when the person in charge doesn’t know what they’re doing. But that’s not the same as defining leadership. I mean, there are leaders that are outspoken and there are leaders who listen patiently.

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How Project Management Apps Are Fostering Remote Working

Strategy Driven

The Unspoken Rules of a Handshake that You Should Know

Women on Business

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Organizational Leader as a Social Architect

QAspire

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.

7 Signs To Notice Leadership Burnout Coming On

Joseph Lalonde

I’ve spent a lot of time leading. I’ve also spent a lot of time watching great leaders lead. Through this watching, there’s been a lot of leaders that have burned out and fizzled away. They couldn’t see it coming, and neither could I when it happened to me.

Six Questions to Ask at the End of the Year

Kevin Eikenberry

I’m a big fan of questions; to inquire, challenge, and inspire. Questions provide the fuel for reflection and the impetus for action. Tweet That) And in this unique time of year where people are more willing to look back and look forward, these questions become especially powerful. Today I share six questions with you – […]. The post Six Questions to Ask at the End of the Year appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

Running It By

Execupundit

It is a rare week when someone does not begin a conversation or an email exchange with me by saying "I want to run something by you" or words to that effect These individuals may be personal friends or clients. Often they already know the best course of action but simply want confirmation.

3 Strategies for Spectacular Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Leading today isn’t easy. Changes abound. We work virtually. We work globally. Our hierarchies are flatter. Our environments are more collaborative. On top of that, there are so many different models of leadership out there.

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

Women on Business

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