December, 2017

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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What Will You Do To Make Next Year Better?

Tanveer Naseer

With just a few days left on the calendar, the time has once again arrived for that annual event of compiling retrospectives for the year that was.

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.

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.

7 New Year Resolutions Which Could Change Our World

Ron Edmondson

Whether or not you do New Year resolutions, we could all stand to improve some things in our life. And, if we do, I’m confident we could also improve the life of others. In fact, with a whole lot of improving – it might become contagious – and we might just change the world.

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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Business is a Laughing Matter

Lead Change Blog

There’s a restaurant in my neighborhood with this sign: “Good food takes time to prepare. Yours will be ready in a minute.” The restaurant is always packed. That sign- a form of self-deprecating humor—is a small but powerful example of what consumers and employees want: humor.

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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 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.

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.

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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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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December Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the December Leadership Development Carnival! The themes for this month are as follows… Let’s get started! Productivity. Wally Bock of Three Star Leadership provided The Big Power of Small Wins.

Leading your team through a crisis

Aspire-CS

Every once in a while, I work with a leader who heads up an organization that has been traumatized by an event or situation.

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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.

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.

The Gifts of Leadership: How to Give Advice That People Respect

Leadership Freak

People don’t want advice. They want the pain to go away. They want to keep doing the same thing but get different results. The world is full of answer-givers, but who can find a… Continue reading → Listening Marks of leaders Personal Growth Solutions Taking others higher Leadership Development

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The Lesson of Culture

Chris Brady

The following excerpt was taking from Chris Brady's critically acclaimed book, Leadership Lessons from the Age of Fighting Sail. Few things give leaders more leverage and cause more impact than. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

5 Ways to Lead Change in a Change-Averse Environment

Lead Change Blog

Despite the constancy of change in today’s global marketplace, the environment for change in many organizations is unfriendly at best. Few organizations have the appetite for change found at Facebook, Google, Amazon, and other innovative firms. I work extensively with CPAs, CFOs, and other technical professionals; a group not known for its propensity to change. As a leader, you recognize that when the pace of internal change lags the pace of change in the external environment.

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.

How To Ensure Employee Comfortability In Your Business’ Working Environment

Strategy Driven

When it comes to success, your employees can have a huge impact on the level. You probably already have an extensive training programme in place to ensure your employees are well equipped and confident to give the best possible service.

10 Warnings for Those Who Seek to be Senior Leaders

Ron Edmondson

I have a few warnings for those who want to be a senior leader. I should probably first say, should you choose to do so, I’ll be one of your cheerleaders. I’ve been in a senior leadership position most of my career. Some days – many days – I would rather someone else had the role.

Will Donation Box Fundraisers Soon Be a Thing of the Past?

Execupundit

"Earlier this year, a U.S. Bank survey found that 50 percent of Americans carry cash with them only about half the time. In another recent survey, just 11 percent of Americans chose cash as their preferred form of payment, a distant third to credit cards (40 percent) and debit cards (35 percent)."

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.

Secret Sauce Sunday: One Secret From Five World Class Leaders

Leadership Freak

Most words that enter your ears have little impact on your life. But I’m still inspired by words I heard six years ago. It was 2011. Five leaders: Jay Elliot, former Sr. … Continue reading → Humility Leadership Development

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Work-Life Balance Tips for Women Entrepreneurs

Women on Business

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Why Outsourcing Can Save Your Business

Strategy Driven

Outsourcing is the process in which a business will hire a third party to complete tasks that they do not want to complete themselves.

The Fine Print in Christian Leadership

Ron Edmondson

The secret things belong to the Lord our God… ” Deuteronomy 29:29. I’ll never forget the first time I read this verse. I was reading through the Bible in a year.

Employees Free to Leave Premises During Rest Breaks

Execupundit

Employees can still be disciplined for not returning to work in a timely manner. The Labor Commissioner’s office recently updated its fact sheet on rest breaks to clarify that an employer cannot require employees to stay on the work premises during their rest breaks.