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10 Ways to Increase Your Small Business Website Conversions

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Beyond Financial Fitness - Summary and Reviews

Chris Brady

Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward went above and beyond the call of duty when they created the Beyond Financial Fitness Program. With decades of experience building businesses, investing, managing. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Are You Playing Offense or Defense?

Kevin Eikenberry

I recently read this question somewhere, and it stuck with me. The more I thought about it, the more convinced I was that it is a valid question for us to ask as individuals and as leaders. Are you playing offense or defense? Like in sports, where you can have a strength in offense or […].

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How to Reduce Employee Turnover with 7 Critical Leadership Skills

Lead Change Blog

Poor leadership is often at the root of high employee turnover. In fact, according to a recent CMOE infographic , nearly 50 percent of employees were likely to leave their jobs if they didn’t feel recognized by their managers.

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4 Keys to Enhance Female Leadership in Your Business

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6 Challenges You Will Face as a Woman Pursuing Your Career Goals

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12 Game-Changing and Tweetable Proverbs

Ron Edmondson

Here’s a challenge you’ve likely heard before, but may need to practice again. For a month, read a Proverbs everyday. There are 31 Proverbs – enough to fill the longest months. If you’re reading this mid-month, start with the day of the month where you are at the moment.

Six Kinds Of Procrastinators, and How to Help Them Deliver

Lead Change Blog

In college I used to put off studying, often until the night before the exam. You might be surprised. Not because I was worried. Not because I was lazy. Not because I didn’t like studying. Not even because I had more interesting things to do. Nope.

Five Daily Decisions

Kevin Eikenberry

We spend a lot of time on the BIG decisions in our lives – where we work, where we live, who we spend our lives with… And while these are obviously significant and extremely important, these aren’t the only important decisions we are making.

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7 Attributes of a Great Management Hire

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Do You Lead Leaders or Lead Followers?

Ron Edmondson

At some point every leader must decide. In my leadership experience there are two kinds of leaders. There are those who are willing to lead leaders and those who will only lead followers. Some leaders refuse to be leaders of leaders.

Change Management Challenges

Lead Change Blog

This post is part of our 2017 Lead Change Group Guest Blogger Series. Today we are pleased to share a post from Rebecca Henderson. I’m facing some changes in my life, some of which I perceive as bad, but some are good. It’s been said that the only person who likes change is a wet or soiled baby.

7 Surefire Ways to Gain More Credibility in the New Year

Let's Grow Leaders

It’s the time of year where many of us are talking about what we want to lose–a few pounds, some bad habits, a toxic relationship.

4 Things Extremely Successful People Do over Holiday Breaks

Women on Business

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7 Suggestions for a Leader to have a Better Weekend

Ron Edmondson

Hint: It takes intentionality If you are like me you love your weekends. T.G.I.F., right? In fairness, my weekends are shorter than some. My busiest day is usually Sunday. But, I love the weekend I have.

5 Ways To Become An Extraordinary Person

Joseph Lalonde

When I think about the people I’ve met, I can’t think of one person who wants to be ordinary. Yet most people are. They live lives that they despise. They lack adventure or joy. Their lives are ordinary. And still they do nothing to change it. You’re not like that though.

What Disengaged Employees Would Say to the Boss (If They Could Be Honest)

Michael Lee Stallard

In 2016 you received the results of your company’s employee engagement survey. They were disappointing. In 2017 you need to understand why and make changes that will boost employee engagement.

New Year, New You? Three steps to actually change yourself this year

Next Level Blog

OK, it’s January 2, 2017. Have you transformed yourself yet? C’mon man! What are we even doing out here, man? Time’s a wasting! Get busy! Sorry about that. I got caught up in all of the annual and predictable “New Year, New You!” hype we’re reading everywhere this week. Yes, this is the time of year when we are bombarded with messages saying now is the time to change whatever you need to change to turn your life around. Get organized. Lose weight. Quit drinking. Be nicer. Read more. Get stronger.

Great leaders set standards around character as well as results

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Thursday Thoughts: In the end, your leadership will be judged not only by what you achieved, but also by your character… whether you created unity, served the greater good, and contributed to making this a better world.

10 Ways to be Angry Like a Leader

Leadership Freak

Leaders who suppress anger live with the ponderous weight of things unsaid. Embrace the power of letting yourself be angry. Expression: Anger isn’t the main issue, expression is. Spontaneous expressions of anger like… Continue reading → Anger Leading Marks of leaders

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How To Assemble A Support System

Joseph Lalonde

You need help One of the hardest things for a leader to do is to ask for help. Too many new leaders see this asking for help as a sign of weakness. Break that thought pattern. Being willing to seek out the advice and support of others isn’t weakness. No, doing so is a strength.

Five Personal Reflection Questions to Evaluate Your Year and Start the New Year Right

Ron Edmondson

I’m a reflective person. This time of year, when we start to see all the “best of” reflections online and in the news, I like to do my own personal reflection. How was the year? What can we learn from it? How can I do better next year? I think its a great exercise.

Ditch Lofty Outcome Goals and “Hit the Glove!”

Leading Blog

W HEN IT COMES TO KEEPING New Year’s Resolutions, the stats aren’t good. Surveys show that while some 40 percent of us make them, only 8 percent of us keep them. We may feel exhilarated when we set a big goal, but that soon gives way to anxiety. While we all want to get better, lofty goals don’t always help. There is a way to set goals and achieve them.

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How to Uncover and Deliver Your Greatest Value as a Leader

Leadership Freak

We go to seminars and workshops and listen to successful people talk about their success. But the things that change us most are struggle, failure, adversity, and endurance. The deepest gifts you offer… Continue reading → Humility Personal Growth Leadership Development

How an Inventor Can Make Her Dreams Come True

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Tell Stories to Motivate Your Teams

leaderCommunicator

Neuroscientists and cognitive psychologists teach us that tapping people’s emotions through storytelling clearly allows us to command an audience’s attention. For instance, the renowned cognitive psychologist Jerome Bruner’s research finds that a fact wrapped in a story is 22 times more memorable.

First Look: Leadership Books for January 2017

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in January. Humility Is the New Smart : Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age by Edward D. Hess and Katherine Ludwig. The Power of Meaning : Crafting a Life That Matters by Emily Esfahani Smith. Ask More : The Power of Questions to Open Doors, Uncover Solutions, and Spark Change by Frank Sesno. Trust Factor : The Science of Creating High-Performance Companies by Paul J.

The Single Most Transformative Force in Leadership

Leadership Freak

The single most transformative force in leadership is a conversation. Conversations with leaders, authors, and coaching clients changed me most in 2016. It’s that way every year. We grow in community, not isolation.… … Continue reading → Author Book Notes Leading

Sales by Objectives (SBO): Sales Planning

Coaching Tip

Many of you may consider sales planning as something that is forced on you from headquarters as "Filling out forms to satisfy the home office".and and only after completing the forms can you "Get back to work.".

What I’m doing to make 2017 the year of action

Lead on Purpose

It’s been on my mind for the last few months. Everything I’ve read lately seems to speak it to me. Over the last few weeks as I’ve been planning 2017 this word keeps coming back with force. The word is … Continue reading → Purpose #YearOfAction action collaboration commit commitment leaders success

My Top 10 Leadership Insights For 2016

Tanveer Naseer

There’s no question that the start of a new year brings to mind notions of new beginnings and a chance for a fresh start.

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The Longer you Work at Improving the Same Thing, the Fewer Improvements you Make

Leadership Freak

Gold Medal sprinters work endless hours to shave a millisecond off their time. At the beginning, they made giant strides. The longer you work at improving the same thing, the fewer improvements you… Continue reading → Leading

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13 Anchors to Ground You in 2017 (and a Personal Share)

Anese Cavanaugh

For any of you who know me, you know that every year, at the end of the year, I send out a list of questions for reflection of the closing year, intentions for the new year, and a share of some of my own greatest learnings.

Why Dr. Deming’s Work is So Important to Me

Deming Institute

Guest post by Mark Graban. While my work is usually associated with the term “Lean” and the lessons from the Toyota Production System, some of my earliest learning and inspiration for improvement came from the work of W. Edwards Deming.