March, 2018

Healthy Habits Of Successful Leaders – An Expert Roundup

Joseph Lalonde

Becoming A Healthy Leader There are plenty of ways to become a healthy leader. I’ve shared various ways you can become a healthy leader over the last couple of weeks. Today, I wanted to bring new voices to the civanonversation on what a healthy leader looks like.

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5 Steps To Cultivate Compassion In Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Stanford professor Dr. Leah Weiss. Modern leadership training is being taken over by a clever but misguided trend. One that’s filled with yoga rooms and entertainment-infused buffet lunches.

Leaders, Let Them See You Sweat

Ron Edmondson

Never let them see you sweat. Or, so they used to say. Apparently the phrase, “ Never let them see you sweat” came from a 1984 Gillette company deodorant commercial. It’s a great phrase. When I was younger, it was a popular cultural saying.

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Examine the beliefs that no longer serve you


Photo credit: 123RF. Because of who you are and how you’ve lived in the world, you carry beliefs with you that may or may not serve you in your leadership (and your life). It’s good to be aware of those and realize when they need to be held tightly or set free.

Encourage Your Employees to Be Their Authentic Selves – And Improve Workplace Morale

Strategy Driven

Often people attempt to conceal their personalities at work. This might mean concealing their interests or their passions, but sometimes it goes even deeper. Occasionally, people try and change their accents, or hide their sexual orientation.

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The Leadership Experience

General Leadership

“There is something in you that you have to offer other people that is refreshing to them because it represents something that they don’t have. Finding your confidence in that is much more valuable than trying to compensate by pretending to be efficient in areas that you are not. Steven Furtick.

6 Power Tips for Tough Conversations

Leadership Freak

You tried to deal with the issue when it was small but there’s no improvement. Now it’s time for a tough conversation. Power Tips for Tough Conversations: #1. Build positive relationships: Positive relationships… Continue reading → Communication Feedback Leading Taking others higher Coaching Leadership Development

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10 Of My Biggest Leadership Mistakes

Ron Edmondson

I’ve made a lot of mistakes in leadership. One of the primary purposes of this blog is to help others learn from my experience. So, I want to share some of the mistakes I’ve made. I hope at least one of them encourages other leaders.

Storytelling: Begin With The End in Mind


Stories and narratives that touch us emotionally have power to transform us. When hearing a moving speech, story or talk, we feel that it is delivered effortlessly but we know it doesn’t happen on its own.

The Wealthy Fisherman: Define, Learn, Do

Chris Brady

The following excerpt was taken from EDGE, co-authored by Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward. We once heard the story told of a young man who worked at a sporting goods store. He was in his second year. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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3 Reasons Why Your Company’s “Superhero” Leadership Strategy Isn’t Working

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Mark Busine: Would you describe your company’s CEO as Wonder Woman, or your executive vice president as Batman? Do the regional managers remind you of the Fantastic Four? I’d guess it’s unlikely that you think of your leadership team in this way.

The Five Purposes of Listening

Leadership Freak

The most neglected work of leadership is listening. The reason? It’s hard work. If leadership is about others, listening is about leadership. 4 reasons you hate to listen: A squirrel’s attention span. Busy… Continue reading → Listening Leadership Development

March Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the March Leadership Development Carnival! The themes for this month are… Let’s get started! Communication. Jason Carroll of IA HR provided How to Avoid ‘Fake News’ in Your Workforce Analytics.

10 Ways to Handle Conflict in a Healthy Way

Ron Edmondson

Where life involves people – whether among family, friends or co-workers – there will be potential for conflict. Any disagreement there? Want to fight about it? In fact, if relationships are normal, conflict is inevitable. But, conflict doesn’t have to destroy relationships.

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How To Reignite Our Inspiration At Work

Tanveer Naseer

Let’s face it, all of us want to be inspired at work. So why do studies show that over 70% of us feel uninspired about the work we do? And more importantly, what can we do about it?

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Work, Rest, Sleep – Does It Ever End

Strategy Driven

It is nice once in a while to remember the good old days when I was a kid. Nothing too much was expected of me, except to be cheerful, happy and get a good night’s sleep. Years went by and all the stress started to build up. School and college were still the fun part of my past.

6 Ways For A Leader To Fill A Workplace With People Who Love Their Jobs

Terry Starbucker

In my never-ending quest for more human leadership , I’ve discovered an essential truth: If you encounter a workplace filled with people who love their jobs, you’ll find a great leader who made that happen. Those kind of environments don’t just pop out of thin air – there needs to be a catalyst.

Intelligent Disobedience: 5 Ways to Invite Disconfirming Feedback

Leadership Freak

“Serious errors are avoided by the use of Intelligent Disobedience.” Ira Chaleff, author of Intelligent Disobedience: Doing Right When What You’re Told to Do Is Wrong. Blind obedience is dangerous: Skilled guide dogs disobey… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Decisions Feedback organizational success

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3 Simple Activities To Improve Your Health

Joseph Lalonde

Becoming A Healthy Leader Becoming healthier in your leadership and life doesn’t have to be difficult. Though we often make health more difficult than it should be. There are simple activities you can do every day to improve your health. You just have to be mindful of them.

5 Questions to Ask Before You Attempt Church Revitalization

Ron Edmondson

It seems every week a church contacts me to ask advice about church revitalization. I also frequently hear from pastors who are considering stepping into a role in church revitalization.

Be realistic about your successes and failures


Take a moment to think back on the leadership successes and failures you have experienced. Ask yourself, “Who is responsible for my successes?” and then, “Who is responsible for my failures?”. Think broadly as you ponder those questions.

4 Must Haves for Your Next International Trip

Strategy Driven

Whether you’re headed to an exotic destination for your romantic honeymoon, spending a summer backpacking across Europe or planning a fun filled family vacation; you’ll be busy applying for a visa to whatever country you are planning on visiting, obtaining a passport and much more.

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How to Stop Selling Your Ideas and Start Enrolling People in Them

Next Level Blog

Think about the last time you made a big purchase like a car, a major appliance or a mattress. With the possible exception of the car, there’s a pretty good chance you bought the product online after reading a lot of customer reviews. Why was that the case? Of course, one reason is that Amazon and other online retailers make it really easy to buy things online. Another likely reason is that you would do anything to avoid an aggressive sales pitch at the dealership or the store.

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The Most Important Thing You Manage isn’t Projects or People

Leadership Freak

Someone or something is controlling your attention. Often it’s not you. Maybe it’s an email alert or a buzzing cell phone. Distracted leaders live inconsequential lives. The most important thing you manage is your… Continue reading → Personal Growth Taking others higher Time management Values mission & vision Innovation Leadership Development Priorities Time Management

Servant Leadership: Each of Us Has an Opportunity to Serve

Joseph Lalonde

A Guest Article By Ken Blanchard Sometimes when I’m leading a session for a big group of managers, I’ll ask, “How many of you think of yourself as a leader?” Usually, only about one-third of them raise their hands.

7 Ways I Partner with My Wife in Ministry

Ron Edmondson

From doer-ship to leadership


Photo credit: 123rf. Some of the most prevalent things I hear from the people who report directly to a leader is that they want to be more autonomous and be challenged in the work they do. And not surprisingly, they want to be acknowledged more frequently for what they are doing well.

You May Be Annoying Your Customers, And Not Even Know It

Strategy Driven

We all want our customers to like our business. Actually, forget that: it’s better to say that we NEED our customers to like our business. Studies have consistently shown people are more likely to spend money with companies that they, well, like.

How Do You Score on the Business Stress-O-Meter?

Next Level Blog

Earlier this year, I was talking with an executive coaching client about everything that was going on at once in his business life.

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How to Show Up Like a Leader Today

Leadership Freak

The most important leadership choice of the day is choosing how you show up. Don’t react to people and circumstance. Respond from intention. Show up: How you show up determines where you end… Continue reading → Accountability Decisions Personal Growth Success Feedback Growth Leadership Development leadership journey leadership success

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Pacific Rim

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Five years after the original Pacific Rim released, the world is treated to the second Pacific Rim film, Pacific Rim: Uprising. Starring John Boyega (Finn in the new Star Wars films) as Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba), the hero of the first Pacific Rim.

4 Leadership Realities in Times of Transition

Ron Edmondson

There are some common occurrences during times of change in an organization. If a leader doesn’t understand them the chance for a successful transition is diminished, people remain frustrated, and progress is stalled. Leader, if you’re leading a time of transition here are four things to remember.

The Power of Observation

Kevin Eikenberry

“Chance favors a prepared mind.” ” The quote from Louis Pasteur is well known, but it is incomplete. The full thought is Where observation is concerned, chance favors the prepared mind.

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Making a Success of Your Next Big Meeting

Strategy Driven

When you hold a meeting of any sort, it’s highly likely that you will feel a little nervous beforehand. This is to be expected. Meetings are relatively intimidating situations, and the pressure is on to perform to the best of your capability.

The Everyday Habit That Is Killing Your Brain (and Your Dreams)

Women on Business

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How to Show Up, Stir Up, Build Up, and Shut Up

Leadership Freak

If you let your mind wander, you’ll end up where you don’t want to go. Give your personal leadership focus and direction. #1. Show Up. Bring your best self to work by determining… Continue reading → Encouragement energy Marks of leaders Motivation Personal Growth Success Taking others higher Growth Leadership Development leadership success

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Why Being an Ethical Leader Can Help Your Organization

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Andrew Leigh: First let’s get a little clearer about what being an ethical leader means. It’s someone who promotes and upholds workplace integrity and values. You may not be able to “see” someone is an ethical leader.

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