December, 2017

The Best Leadership Books of 2017

Leading Blog

Humility Is the New Smart : Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age by Edward D.

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4 Do’s and Don’ts to Help Ministers at Christmas

Ron Edmondson

I have posted some of these thoughts several years ago, but decided the subject needed mentioning again. One of my goals in ministry is to help protect the ministers and their family. Through this blog I reach thousands of men and women who serve God in a vocational role.

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Eight Ways to Be a Better Leader in 2018

Kevin Eikenberry

Last week, I released my list of skills that employees need to focus on and improve on to make the biggest impact in 2018. Today, I release a similar list for leaders.

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Cool Green Science: Best of the Blog 2017

Strategy Driven

For five years, Cool Green Science has been connecting you to nature, whether it’s helping you understand the birds in your backyard or reporting on the biggest conservation science challenges around the globe. Here’s a look back at 10 of our most popular posts of 2017.

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Work-Life Balance Tips for Women Entrepreneurs

Women on Business

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Eight Ways to Be a Better Employee in 2018

Kevin Eikenberry

If you work, you are an employee. Much of what I write about here is about leadership and how to be more effective in helping others choose to follow us in the pursuit of desirable outcomes. But every leader is a member of the team too. Even the CEO, even the owner. For the next […].

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10 New Year Resolutions For A Great Leadership Year

Terry Starbucker

There’s nothing better than kicking a new year off with the wind at your back and a core set of resolutions to guide you to greatness. Indeed my fellow leaders, it’s that time again to ready ourselves to embody the very definition of “lead”, and show the way.

The Secret to Balance

Women on Business

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Are You Helping Employees Find Purpose In What They Do?

Tanveer Naseer

As the clock starts to wind down on 2017, I’ve been spending some time reflecting on some of the recurring themes and ideas I’ve written and spoken about over the past 12 months.

Moving Your Agenda

Leading Blog

M OVING YOUR AGENDA is not always easy. Yet, as a leader, you are remembered because you were able to move an agenda.

10 Life Lessons from “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Ron Edmondson

“It’s a Wonderful Life” has to be one of my all-time favorite movies. I have probably seen it thirty times or more. I read recently, the movie was not a success the first few years after it’s release. No one could sit through the hard part to get to the happy ending.

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Inviting the Locals

Execupundit

Looking over Parkland across to Stirling Castle. . Photo Credit VisitScotland. Local tours aren’t usually the highlight of a conference, but for the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH), they’re an essential — and beloved — part of the program.

Most Popular Blog Posts of 2017

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

My year-end review has become one of my favorite posts to write. I get to take a step back and reflect on the big picture – to identify my most popular blog posts of 2017, look for patterns, and see what I can learn. Here’s what I found: ? Over 30,000 views a month. ? My […].

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End-of-Year Meetings: How to Make Yours Remarkable

Let's Grow Leaders

In one way or another, your team has had an incredible year. Fill in the blank: It was incredibly __(successful, challenging, stressful). Maybe it was all you hoped and planned for. Maybe you got thrown a whopper of a curve ball. Or […]. Winning Well

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How You Can Make Your Blog a Business While Traveling the World

Strategy Driven

Traveling is hard enough, without trying to run a business as you go! Arranging transportation, accommodation, trips and looking after your money is difficult to juggle – without the added pressure of blogging.

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Pass Judgment

Leading Blog

P OLITE SOCIETY teaches us that passing judgment isn’t nice. It’s demeaning, we’re told, especially when it’s applied to people. However well intended though, a reluctance to judge when leading people and managing an organization will hold the people and the organization back.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Star Wars: The Last Jedi had to be one of my most anticipated movies of the year. Having seen Star Wars: Rogue One and Star Wars: The Force Awakens in recent years, my hopes were extremely high for an amazing new Star Wars movie.

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5 Best Data Viz Tools of 2017

Execupundit

People process images much quicker than words. And in a world of ever-growing data sets… Read More.

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How to Deal With Colleagues Who Deny Reality

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Guest Post by Gleb Tsipursky When was the last time a colleague said something so ridiculous that it made your jaw drop? From politics to science to business issues, there are times people’s beliefs are so out of touch with reality, we are astounded.

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How to Build a Team of Inspired Followers

Let's Grow Leaders

Early in my career, I had a GREAT boss, Gary, who had hand-selected and developed a team of rock star leaders. It’s arguably the best corporate team I’ve ever worked on. I’m not sure how he pulled this off, but nearly every […]. Winning Well being a great follower followers key skills for followers

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The Lesson of Culture

Chris Brady

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12 Lessons for Entrepreneurs from Richard Branson

Leading Blog

R ICHARD BRANSON titled his autobiography Finding My Virginity because “You can only lose your virginity once. But in every aspect of my life—building businesses, raising a family, embarking upon adventures—I try to do things for the first time every day.”

5 Things To Do When You’re In A Funk

Joseph Lalonde

How To Get Out Of A Funk And Back To Yourself Is there anything worse than being in a funk? Being down and out is no fun. Not only does being in a funk impact the way you feel, being in a funk impacts those around you as well.

Compliance or Commitment, Which Do You Want?

Kevin Eikenberry

Most of the talk about leadership style is futile without first understanding the answer to this question. Most leadership development is hollow until those learning are clear on their answer to this question.

How to Stop People Pleasing and Fall in Love With Your Job Again

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Guest post by Scott Mautz Emily Colburn, a 36 year-old marketing director in a mid-sized consumer goods company on the West Coast, was squarely planted among the nearly 70% of us that research indicates have “lost that lovin’ feeling” at work.

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5 Traits of the Aware Leader

Ron Edmondson

The longer I’m in leadership, the more I realize I don’t always fully know the real health of my team or organization at any given time – at least as much as others do.

4 Easy Steps to Make Tough Decisions in the Workplace

Women on Business

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Hey Leader… PHAT is Good For You!

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Dean Lindsay : I read a funny cartoon in Fast Company magazine a good while back. It was of two fish swimming next to each other. One of the fish had a hook dangling from its mouth.

Leadership And Management Lessons From The Christmas Train

Joseph Lalonde

A Christmas Reel Leadership Article “The Christmas Train” is a Hallmark Movies and Mysteries production based on David Baldacci’s book. It’s a love story with a bit of humor, mystery, the dangers of a train stalled by a snowstorm, and an ending with a great twist.

How Organizations Can Help New Leaders To Succeed

Tanveer Naseer

Without question, one of the common tasks organizations everywhere have to deal with is leadership development.

The Future Happens in the #NOW

Leading Blog

N OW is where the future happens. In this moment we will take action that will affect our future or we will not. All we have is now. In #NOW , Max McKeown asks us the think about our now. He says that “for most people, most of the time, it is better to lean towards action than inaction.”

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How Leaders Defeat Insecurity and Build Bold Teams

Leadership Freak

You produce weakness in others when you exercise power unless you use power to fill others with confidence. You cannot empower people by exercising power over them. The work of successful leaders is… Continue reading → Personal Growth Power weaknesses Leadership Development organizational success

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What’s the Risk When a Values-Driven Company Like Patagonia Takes a Stand

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

We don’t see many examples of companies taking a stand for their values. My own observation is that most companies are driven by profits, not values. Most leaders see values and profits as belonging to different realms – values on the “soft” side and profits on the “hard” side of business. Every once in a […]. The post What’s the Risk When a Values-Driven Company Like Patagonia Takes a Stand appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

Start a New Year With A Blank Page

Ron Edmondson

and find out what pleases the Lord. Ephesians 5:10 NIV. One of my life goals has been to get to a blank piece of paper stage in my walk with God. Ultimately, I want to present God with a blank piece of paper so He can plan my life. It started like this.