October, 2012

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Why Your Leadership Is Overrated

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth . How are your leadership skills? Likely not as good as you think. If not, why not? Thoughts?

Bring It: 7 Keys To A Great 3 Minute Startup Pitch

Terry Starbucker

For the last 10 months I’ve been an investor in the Oregon Angel Fund (OAF). Get to the punch line – How will you make money? Leadership

Why Death of the Old Self is Critical to Leadership

C-Level Strategies

This is because, ultimately, the way you lead is a reflection of who you are at your innermost level. Life and Death. This is terribly difficult to do.

Walk the Talk: Four Tips to be an Extraordinary Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Thomas J. Walter: It’s common knowledge that there are two kinds of leaders, those who speak and those who do. Do the dirty work.

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Playing the Part of Leader

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Coaching Leadership Development “Don’t just act like the character. Be the character.” I’ve heard these words from theater directors many times, and so have countless other actors and actresses on stage and screen.

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What Determines Who You Are as a Leader?

C-Level Strategies

The Adoration of St. Joan of Arc. Who you are as a person determines who you are as a leader. This is an undeniable truth. Joan of Arc by Isara. ~.

Is it OK for Leaders to Be Scared?

Kevin Eikenberry

At this time of the year being scared or scary is kinda cool – after all it is Halloween! But this is a short season and leaders lead all year long, so the question asked by the title of this piece is a good one – “is it ok for leaders to be scared?” Most [.].

To Create an Enduring Vision, Values Must Support Purpose

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

“Vision is a clearly articulated, results-oriented picture of a future you intend to create. It is a dream with direction.” But don’t stop there.

The Transparency Debate: How Much Should Leaders Share?

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development As leaders grow in levels of responsibility, scope and scale, the issue of “transparency” becomes more significant. Executives have insights into confidential strategy, complex nuances, and serious situations. They also have large teams and a customer base watching every move.

The Truth About “If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Manage It”

Terry Starbucker

“How did you KNOW it was a success?” But a slick and cool manual was “the right thing to do”, so off we went to produce them.

What Leaders Can Learn from How Romney Won the Debate

Next Level Blog

Almost immediately after the first U.S. presidential debate on Wednesday, practically every major news outlet from Fox News to MSNBC to the Financial Times of London declared Mitt Romney the outright winner over Barack Obama. Having watched it myself, I have to agree. Romney cleaned Obama’s clock. I don’t know how to do it.” That’s the Chicago way!

Being Quiet


. “Wise men, when in doubt whether to speak or to keep quiet, give themselves the benefit of the doubt, and remain silent.” ” ~ Napoleon Hill. . Many of us are continually re-learning the wisdom that tells us when it’s important to stay quiet. I understand that there is a discomfort in silence in our noisy world.

The Confidence/Competence Loop

Kevin Eikenberry

There are several basic areas of study that, as we study them, we can become more effective coaches and leaders. This long list includes both human behavior and learning. The psychological concept I want to talk about today comes from the intersection of these two fields of study. Don’t worry; I’m not going to go [.].

Video Evidence of the Gender Chasm in Business and Politics

Women on Business

The gender gap looks more like a chasm in business and politics today — surprising in 2012. Political Gender Chasm Video Evidence. Congress.

Disconnection at the Heart of Corporate Failure

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Debbie Nicol: Have you ever watched TV with the volume down and the radio on in the background? but will they heed it?

6 Things That Make Someone A Great Leader

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development There are a lot of good leaders in business today. But what separates the good from the great leaders? In golf, the difference between making the PGA tour and playing on a mini-tour can be less than a stroke average. The margin is very slim. That’s true of most professions. Those that put in [.].

You Have to Speak for the Work

Next Level Blog

Lots of us grew up believing in the idea that if you just do good work, the work will speak for itself. That’s one of those beliefs that’s true until it isn’t. When it isn’t is that when so much is going on that top management probably won’t notice good work unless you speak for it. You have to speak for the work. Click headline to continue.

October Leadership Development Carnival

Management is a Journey

This month I am happy to be the guest host for Dan McCarthy’s Leadership Development Blog Carnival. The October edition of this Carnival reminds me that fall is officially here: learner’s are back to school, transition is in the air as we move from summer to winter, and scary season is around the corner when Halloween comes. These [.].

Seven Steps to Setting Clear Expectations

Kevin Eikenberry

A few weeks ago I wrote an article about the importance of expectations in the workplace and the four basic areas where expectations are required. As I was writing it, I knew people might want the logical next step. once we realize the ultimate importance of expectations, and the areas in which [.].

StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 63 – An Interview with Victoria Grady, author of The Pivot Point

Strategy Driven

These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag articles on the StrategyDriven website. Additional Information. About the Author.

Grow your ability to delegate

The Organized Executive's Blog

l eadership development and training experts. Following is an email interview I conducted with her about the model and how to apply it. Others?

In This World, You Can’t NOT Communicate!

Leading Blog

This is a guest post by David Grossman, author of You Can’t NOT Communicate. Everything you do, and everything you say, communicates something.

Five Things Leaders Can Learn from Mayor Bloomberg About Crisis Communications

Next Level Blog

While the impact of Hurricane Sandy in the U.S. spread far and wide, the New York/New Jersey area definitely took the worst hit. The scenes of flooding, fires and dangling construction cranes on Monday night and Tuesday morning were truly stunning. In the run-up to the storm, a friend of mine wrote that we were likely to see lots of.

Memories vs. Material

Chris Brady

This bad economy is really poorly timed, mostly because it's happening right while we're alive to experience it. We've come out of a credit binge where easy money was available at low interest rates. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Finances and Economics LLR Daily Application Travel

50 Inspiring Startup Quotes from Successful Entrepreneurs Includes Women

Women on Business

NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE: A number of women entrepreneurs are included in the list of 50 of the most inspiring startup quotes from successful entrepreneurs that was published on Lifed.com. However, all of the quotes are worth reading. Some of the quotes from business women are: “Having a partner definitely allows you to take more risks.”

Protect Your Leadership from 5 Temptations with a Sandwich

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development I have a friend that loves football. He is not super passionate about leadership, and is not a person of faith. However, he is fascinated with Tim Tebow and convinced that Tim is the real deal! I am passionate about leadership and about my Christian faith but I’m not a huge football fan. So when [.].

A word to pastors…during pastor appreciation month

Ron Edmondson

I came into ministry later in life, after over 20 years in the business world. I never knew. His spouse is drowning. His family suffers. I never knew.

How to encourage healthy conflict


I’ve come to believe in the value of conflict as I see leaders struggle with it. It wasn’t always that way for me; early in my career I viewed conflict as a negative thing. I worked at a company for many years where conflict was avoided. It could be devastating to important corporate initiatives. Some do this well, I know. Tweet This

If it were just about leading, would you still want to be a leader?

Leading Blog

Would you still want to be a leader? What if no one had to think that your way was always the best way? What if you had to ask as much as you told?

The Power of Fun

Chris Brady

Tensions were running high, people were getting on each other's nerves, and no one seemed sure what to do next. The particulars of the situation were complex and unfamiliar, and most of the factors. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Humor LLR Daily Application

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The Power of Reflection

Kevin Eikenberry

If I could give you a tool or resource that would change your life in positive ways, change your results, create more happiness in your life, and help you get better at anything you desired. And if I could promise you that this tool would cost you nothing, require only yourself, and [.]. Leadership Learning

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5 Leadership Approaches for Knowing, Being and Doing

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Character Based Leader Book Leadership Development I’ve long believed life isn’t an either/or choice but rather an array of both/and opportunities. One place where the either/or versus both/and orientation shows up in stark contrast is in working with people to produce outcomes, whether it’s at work, at home, in the community, etc.

On Leadership and The Power of Great Quetions

Linked 2 Leadership

The people who you lead are so immensely valuable that they deserve to be invested in, empowered, and encouraged to fulfill their own potential. Building up and growing people is how the best organizations continue to thrive and survive. And this requires a selfless outlook on leadership. This focus on others is often skipped over by [.].

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3 Principles For Creating Team Harmony In Today’s Fast-Paced Workplaces

Tanveer Naseer

A leader’s ability to create a collaborative environment through open communication and mutual understanding is undoubtedly becoming a critical leadership skill in today’s faster-paced, increasingly interconnected world. But how do you establish and maintain team harmony if those team dynamics are in constant flux?

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