Sat.Jan 28, 2012 - Fri.Feb 03, 2012

5 Myths about Introversion from Harvard Business Review

C-Level Strategies

Harvard Business Review. I was exceptionally honored when the Senior Editor of the Harvard Business Review Blog Network asked me to write a post about introverts, which led to them publishing, “ An Introvert’s Guide to Networking.”

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Why Should Anyone Be Led By You?

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Why should anyone be led by you? This is the seminal question for all leaders.

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7 Marks of a Great Leader

Ron Edmondson

There are some characteristics which set a great leader apart from mediocre leaders. Great leaders are multidimensional. While continuing to improve, great leaders have achieved certain markers in leadership.

The 200 mph Tune Up: 4 Critical Decision Filters For The Startup Leader

Terry Starbucker

Over the past year here in Portland I’ve been talking to a lot of startup leaders trying to make their fledgling businesses fly, and the image that always comes to my mind when I have these conversations is that of a race car traveling at 200 mph, and getting a tune up at the same time.

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Customer Experience is a Culture not a Project

C-Level Strategies

One of the benefits of my role as Chief Relationship Officer at CEO Connection is the opportunity to have fascinating business conversations with a number of mid-market CEOs.

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A CEO’s Unintended Consequence of Joining LinkedIn

C-Level Strategies

During a recent conversation with one of my CEO clients at CEO Connection , the topic moved to our private LinkedIn group and how he could use it to discuss some of his challenges with fellow members. And then he shared with me something I hadn’t anticipated.

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Business Leader Future : A Sketch

Leading in Context

Leading in a Complex Global Context I did some research about global trends and challenges and how they will change the way we lead in the future. The answers I found explain why we sometimes feel that we're in a perpetual state of disequilibrium. Ethical Leader Trends collaborative leadership ethical leadership context global ethics management and leadership sustainability what is ethical leadership what is leadership

Start With You

Ron Edmondson

When you’re having trouble communicating… When you can’t get children to respond appropriately…. When your team isn’t cooperating…. When the marriage is struggling… Before you address the problem with the other person… Ask, “What’s wrong with me?”

Telling a Story that Influences Others

Kevin Eikenberry

There are many reasons you might want to tell a story. You could tell a story to entertain, to inform, or to get a laugh. You could tell a story to a friend, write it in a blog post, or include it in a presentation. While there are many situations when a story can be [.]. Influence Leadership Leadership Communication audience influence persuasion stories

Getting A Good Start As A New Manager ? Your First 90 Days.

Michael VanBruaene

10 Tips To Overcome Bad Thoughts

Linked 2 Leadership

Many questions we can ask ourselves as leaders help us determine a benchmark for who we are as a leader, where we are on our leadership journey, and where we are going in the future. Here are some of those poignant questions: Do you ever find yourself thinking bad thoughts about someone else? Do you ever think bad thoughts about yourself? [.]. Coaching Corner Leadership Lessons Learned Servant Leadership business leadership Management

Can I Preach On It if I Haven’t Mastered It?

Ron Edmondson

I received this email recently. It’s a question I’ve been asked before, so I decided to share my answer here. Dear Pastor Ron, Can I, as a pastor, preach about a subject that I know I’m struggling with or know that I’m weak in that area? Blessings, Pastor Bob.

What Do You Need to do More Of?


I’ve not yet read the biography of Steve Jobs, but have certainly heard a lot about his leadership since he passed away. It strikes me that he wasn’t good with people (this may be an understatement, by the way). Stories of his arrogance, selfishness, explosive personality, and demeaning others abound. Yet he was a genius who was able to encourage others to create great things for Apple and our world. I don’t mean to be disrespectful.

The Growing Power of Women in Business

Women on Business

Guest post by Daniel Burrus (learn more about Daniel at the end of this post). It used to be that the business landscape was a man’s world. Times have certainly changed! Today, women are wielding more and more power on both sides of the business transaction.

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Top 3 Change Management Mistakes

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Change Management Change is a healthy part of any enterprise intent on thriving long-term. Failure to adapt eventually means irrelevance, regardless of the organization. Here are two definitions to start. Mistakes in technique – With any change management effort, plan on mistakes in technique. This is the ‘how’ of change, the specific methods and experiments to move [.]. Change Management Character-based Leadership lead change

Are We Becoming Leadership Wimps?

Kevin Eikenberry

Last week, I wrote a short case for the bold leader. Over the course of the days that followed, it received decent traffic, but certainly not as much as what I have come to expect from one of my posts, and certainly not as much as what I have been receiving in recent weeks. This [.]. Decision Making Leadership Learning Boldness Guy Harris

Some of my most re-tweeted Tweets.

Ron Edmondson

I have many blog readers who don’t use Twitter. Some pastors I know have said they don’t understand the value of it. It may not be for everyone. Some would simply prefer to read it in a blog. I decided though, that I’d bring some of my Tweets to you here.

How to Find a Business Mentor Who'll Help You Achieve Your Leadership Goals

Great Leadership By Dan

I often get asked for advice on how to find a mentor. This guest post by Rene D. Petrin provides a nice 8-step approach: Back in December, Dan talked about " 10 Big Development Goals for Leaders in 2012." Goal #7 in the blog post stated: “Find a mentor and/or hire a coach.”

When to Ditch the Leadership Love-in

In the CEO Afterlife

In my blog of two weeks ago, entitled The Leadership Love-In [link] I reiterated the never ending need for better leadership. I also extended kudos to a handful of passionate leadership bloggers who I consider to be experts in their field (links listed below).

The Secret For Presentation Success Every Time.

Rich Gee Group

When was the last time you went to a good presentation? Blog Business Coaching C-Level Career Coaching Tip Ways & Tips Keynotes Powerpoint Presentations Seminars Workshops

Who is an Entrepreneur?

Rajesh Setty

It’s hard to “box” an entrepreneur as there are so many different kinds of them. However, there are several characteristics that will make it easy to spot one. I have picked 11 really good definitions of an entrepreneur. Here they are (in no particular order). #1

A Performance Management Model

Great Leadership By Dan

As a follow-up to the recent post and comments " Are You Managing or Just Nagging ?", here's everything you need to facilitate a robust dialog on performance management, with lots of room for grey areas. Simple model: B. Supporting material for each quadrant: 1.

It’s Your Choice

Kevin Eikenberry

I didn’t remember who Harry Browne was, or that he ran for U.S. President as the Libertarian candidate in both 1996 and 2000. When I read his quotation though, I knew I wanted to share it with you. I hope you choose to read on. “You don’t have to buy [.]. Accountability Leadership Learning Quotations Success choice Harry Browne

Is being the “go-to person” holding you back?

Next Level Blog

A big part of my work as a coach involves working with high-potential leaders in workshops, keynotes and webinars. One of my favorite questions to ask these audiences is, “How many of you think of yourselves or have been referred to by others as the ‘go-to person?’ ” Usually, about every hand in the room goes up. I asked that. Click headline to continue. Leadership Teambuilding delegating effectively executive presence organizational development

Six Things Successful People Do Differently.

Rich Gee Group

Here's what they do. Blog Business Coaching C-Level Career Coaching Tip Life Coaching Ways & Tips Confidence Connect Motivate Partner Positive Procrastinate Push Relax Successful Track

Take a Hike

Tony Mayo

One pattern I noticed while reading about the physicists and mathematicians who invented quantum mechanics and built the atomic bomb was the number of key insights that came to them while hiking and walking. At first I thought this might have been a mere cultural coincidence. Many of these scientists were turn-of-the-century central [.]. For Executives Creativity Fitness

7 Things I Learned About Goal Setting in 1999

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

In 1999 I decided to re-prioritize my life. My children were seven and twelve years old, and my career was at a peak. I travelled two to three days a week and worked an additional 30 hours a week in my home office.

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Rypple’s Nick Stein, on how to deliver better feedback

Next Level Blog

Rypple is a web-based social performance management platform that helps companies improve performance through social goals, continuous feedback and meaningful recognition. I recently spoke with Rypple’s Nick Stein to learn more about the company and get his tips for giving – and getting – effective feedback. Here’s an edited version of our conversation. Scott: Is it fair to say a. Click headline to continue.

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10 Power Tips for Connecting with Powerful People

Leadership Freak

Image source: Pat Buntrock Nothing trumps great work but abilities aren’t enough. Ignorance and insensitivity destroy opportunities. You embarrass yourself and short circuit your career by expecting everyone to adapt to you. Talent gets you in the door; sensitivity to corporate culture and personalities propels you up stairs. Embarrassment: John Bernard shared, “I remember a [.].

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A conversation with executive coaching client Ron Dimon. Part 5

Tony Mayo

This latest podcast is part five of a funny and useful conversation between top executive coach Tony Mayo and his longtime client Ron Dimon. Ron is an expert on the use of information by executives of large organizations. Listen as two experienced business people play with useful ideas in this episode including; Commitment [.]. This latest podcast is part five of a funny and useful conversation between top executive coach Tony Mayo and his longtime client Ron Dimon.

Who is your Tom Brady?

Bud to Boss

Football fan or not, the Super Bowl is this weekend. Patriots fan or not, the New England Patriots are headed to Super Bowl XLVI. Whether you are a die-hard Pats fan, a “Hatriot” or an uninterested bystander, it’s hard not to at least respect the partnership of Coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. This Sunday, they attend their 5 th Super Bowl together—the most by a coach-quarterback tandem in history—with the chance to win their 4 th championship together.

An Elementary Approach to Facing Conflict

Ron Edmondson

I’ve seen a lot of conflict in my life. From parents and couples in my office for counseling to employment situations where two people can’t get along. I’ve even seen a fight in the grocery store because someone thought someone else cut line. As an observer, I’ve learned a few things about facing conflict. Primarily, I’ve observed that the way one person responds often determines the way the other person responds. That makes sense, doesn’t it?

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10 Power Tips for Connecting with Powerful People

Leadership Freak

Image source: Pat Buntrock Nothing trumps great work but abilities aren’t enough. Ignorance and insensitivity destroy opportunities. You embarrass yourself and short circuit your career by expecting everyone to adapt to you. Talent gets you in the door; sensitivity to corporate culture and personalities propels you up stairs. Embarrassment: John Bernard shared, “I remember a [.].

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Do You Lead Your Organization To Meet Or Exceed Expectations?

Tanveer Naseer

If you had to save something from a neighbour’s house that was on fire, what would you retrieve to help them out – one of their prized possessions or a coat? For most of us, the answer is obvious since we view this scenario in terms of what we’d like others to help us save when faced with the risk of losing our home to a fire.