November, 2017

Top 5 Secrets All Real Estate Investors Should Know

Women on Business

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6 Things Leaders Should Be Thankful For Everyday

Joseph Lalonde

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Because of this, I wanted to reflect on 6 things leaders should be thankful for on Thanksgiving and every other day. There’s a lot of pain that comes with leadership. Struggles no one else ever sees. Betrayals by coworkers and friends.

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8 Principles of Collaborative Leadership

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Anyone can be collaborative leader — no matter whether you are the president, a mid-level manager or a front-line supervisor… no matter whether you are in government, a large corporation, a small business, or a non-profit.

Being vulnerable builds work relationships

Aspire-CS

I was vying for a position in “corporate” that would round out my experience for something bigger later on. The manager who was interviewing me gave the most grueling interview I’d ever had. His intensity in interviews was the stuff of legends, and I wasn’t given a break.

7 Signs It’s Not Really A Team

Ron Edmondson

In my world the word team is used almost on a daily basis. Most of us want to be in a team environment. However, in my experience working with churches – and it was true when I was in business also – more people claim to have it than actually do.

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Leaders of Great Teams Don’t Rely on Luck

Great Leadership By Dan

Great Leaders Build Great Teams with Intention Guest post by Linda Adams, Abby Curnow-Chavez, Audrey Epstein and Rebecca Teasdale: If you lead a team, you know that the best ones don’t happen by happy accident.

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How to Keep Your Team Engaged With Meetings That Matter

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

How many of your meetings begin with people opening their laptops, ostensibly to take notes and reference documents. Most of us know they are really answering email, conversing on social media and cruising the Internet because we’re doing it too.

7 Things the Church Can’t Do for the Pastor

Ron Edmondson

Pastor, there are some things your church can’t do for you. They simply can’t. Please understand. I love the church. Greatly. I’m a local church guy. But, they simply can’t do these things for you.

How to Motivate Your Employees

Strategy Driven

Employees who lack motivation will only slow down the productivity and growth of your business. Yet, the responsibility to work harder is not solely their responsibility. It is an employer’s job to ensure they inspire their staff each day to maximize their performance.

7 Digital Ideas that Were Panned at the Start but Changed the Way We Work

Women on Business

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Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Murder On The Orient

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Murder On The Orient Express tells the tale of the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh with an epic mustache). After solving a case, Hercule decided he needed to take time off from crime solving. He thought he would be able to when his old friend M.

The Key to Productive Relationships: Honoring Separate Realities

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Larry Senn: Think about the last argument you had with a colleague or even a loved one. Chances are, it was because you saw, experienced, or truly believed something that was different from the other person.

How to Be a Master of Civility

Next Level Blog

Does anyone else feel like we could all benefit from more civility in public discourse and behavior? If you do, you can do something about it. Set yourself the goal of being a master of civility. And, if you’re interested in doing that, start by listening to the highlights of a recent conversation I had with Christine Porath. Christine is an associate professor at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and is the author of Mastering Civility: A Manifesto for the Workplace.

7 Things Great Leaders Do: Advice For Today’s Young Leaders

Ron Edmondson

Recently I was asked to speak to a local youth leadership program on — well, it makes sense — leadership. That’s what they are attempting to learn. I’ve led in the business world, elected office, and now in ministry – and on dozens of non-profit boards.

How to Maximize the Seven Levels of Leadership

Leadership Freak

Leaders rise or fall at points of execution and completion. 7 levels of leadership: #1. Believe you can make a difference. Roots of belief: Someone saw something in you that inspired you to… Continue reading → Humility Marks of leaders Personal Growth Success Taking others higher Growth Leadership Leadership Development

Time for a Brand Overhaul at Harley-Davidson

N2Growth Blog

Harley-Davidson announced its third quarter results last month and the news wasn’t great. Harley’s worldwide sales was down nearly 7%, while American retail sales slumped by over 8%. This all translated into about a 40% drop in profits as compared to the year-ago quarter.

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Top 10 Blog Posts Of All Time On Joseph Lalonde

Joseph Lalonde

I’ve always been fascinated by numbers. What do they represent? How can they be interpreted? How can I use numbers to extrapolate data? All of these questions run through my mind when looking over analytical data. That’s why I’m glad Google provides Google Analytics for websites.

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One Awful (but Common) Leadership Practice and What To Do Instead

Let's Grow Leaders

It’s nearly a leadership cliché: “Don’t bring me a problem without a solution.” You’ve probably been on the receiving end of a harried manager barking these words at you. You may even have said them yourself. I’ve delivered many keynote programs and […]. Communication Energy & Engagement Results & Execution Winning Well coaching critical thinking leadership management problem solving relationships results

Why You Need to Be Bored (and How to Be That Way)

Next Level Blog

When was the last time you were bored? I’m willing to bet that you can’t remember. If I’m right, it’s because, in 2017, no one ever has to be bored. That smartphone super computer you carry around in your pocket guarantees it. Don’t know what to do next? There’s always an Instagram feed to look at, a text to answer, an email to delete, a podcast to listen to, a cat video to watch, a news headline to click on or a Minecraft challenge to beat.

Great Leaders Stand Up and Take Responsibility

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Lloyd “Skip“ Amstrup : Imagine you are sitting in your office when your assistant rushes in to tell you that your security system has been breached. Sensitive customer information has been compromised. You get a chill down your spine, as you struggle to maintain your composer. Your assistant dreaded having to make this announcement, fully expecting a highly charged emotional outburst. She anxiously awaits your response.

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7 Suggestions for Planting a Church or Revitalizing in a New Community

Ron Edmondson

I am consistently asked for suggestions I have for moving to another city to plant a church or revitalize a church.

What We Get Wrong About Authenticity In Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

When it comes to improving the way we lead, there’s a number of approaches that have been championed by both leadership experts and researchers looking into understanding what makes someone a successful leader.

How to Start the Week Like a Leader

Leadership Freak

Everything goes dark if you leave organizational culture to chance. You’re responsible for the way it feels to be on your team. Purpose: Purpose expands the world. Yes, you want to make a… Continue reading → Culture Encouragement Personal Growth Purpose Success Leadership Development leadership success organizational success

5 Ways to Differentiate Your Performance in the New Year

Let's Grow Leaders

“But I exceeded all my objectives. Why am I not rating ‘leading?’ ’ ” It’s a frustrating conversation no matter which side of the desk you’re on. The truth is, in most companies, meeting or exceeding your objectives is not enough to stand […]. Career & Learning Results & Execution Winning Well business results career development

Transparency – All Cards Face-Up

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Paul Sean Hill Creating and leading high-performing teams in any setting requires a high-trust environment. A critical component in creating and keeping that trust is complete transparency across the team. Having seen the empowering effect of this … Continue reading → Trust culture expertise responsibility transparency truth

8 Ways To Design a High-Trust Culture

Leading Blog

T RUST BEGETS TRUST. Paul Zak, the author of The Trust Factor , has shown that “when someone is tangibly trusted by a stranger, the brain synthesizes the signaling chemical oxytocin” and “ the more trust one is shown, the more the brain produces oxytocin.”

7 Suggestions to Have the Best Christmas Ever

Ron Edmondson

It’s Christmas time again. Seems to come every year about this time. The most wonderful time of the year. There’ll be parties for hosting. Marshmallows for toasting. And caroling out in the snow. There’ll be scary ghost stories. And tales of the glories.

Do you have these 5 leadership traits?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Ron Schutz : Confidence is my #1 trait for leadership as an entrepreneur. There must be a proper balance of humility and belief in one’s talents. The excess of this is arrogance; the demonstration of pride! A simple reality could be, do people respect you and seek out your opinion or do they avoid you as much as possible? Prideful people turn others off. Confident people attract others to their strength. #2 2 Vision.

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How to Show Up Like a Leader Today

Leadership Freak

Some leaders work too hard while the people around them don’t work hard enough. You’ll burn out if you’re always the first person to arrive and the last person to leave. Leaders create… Continue reading → Culture Leading Meetings and agendas Personal Growth Leadership Development organizational success

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Justice League

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Whenever I hear about a DC Comics movie, I become nervous. They’ve not had the best track record in translating comic books into movies. Though, they have gotten better over the years.

Three Keys to Greater Focus

Kevin Eikenberry

In the world today with electronics of all kinds beckoning us, with the speed of the world ever quickening, and with work expectations continuing to ramp up with leaner organizations and a 24/7 world, we are all feeling it.

What Are Good People?

Leading Blog

W HAT DO WE MEAN when we say someone is good? Good is often confused with competency. But it is really a character issue. You can be good at your job but doing good is a character issue.

8 Questions about Church Revitalization

Ron Edmondson

I was interviewed by someone who is considering church revitalization for his next ministry assignment. My answers are not formalized – it was a casual conversation, but I figured someone else might have the same questions.

The Right to Work Place Inspiration

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from regular contributor S. Chris Edmonds: You’ve heard of them. Key performance indicators. If I were to ask you to list your company’s top five key performance indicators, you’d probably be able to tell me at least a few of them. However, there may be some that are unclear.