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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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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.

Inviting the Locals


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.

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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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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Don’t Fire Your Employees, Improve Them!

Strategy Driven

Now, when businesses begin to struggle, there are various places that you can look as a business owner to determine where things are going wrong. Perhaps your products just aren’t appealing to the current marketplace. All you need to do to rectify this is work on product design and development.

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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.

How to Reinvent the Future and Stop Reliving the Past

Leadership Freak

Conversations that begin, “I remember when,” are about recreating the past. But you can’t create the future while longing for the good ole days. The past is the future for leaders who stay… Continue reading → Leading Personal Growth Questions Growth Leadership Development

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Why Video is Such an Important Part of a Media Campaign

Strategy Driven

Running a successful and effective media campaign requires some careful forethought and planning, as well as a good understanding of what it is that you want to achieve and what your target audience expects. Different audiences will require different approaches to effectively convey your messages.

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5 Reasons Your Startup Can’t Survive Without Solid Leadership


If you asked 10 random entrepreneurs why they decided to go into business for themselves, you’d likely hear at least 3 common answers from each: The freedom of not working for someone else. The adventure of building something from the ground up. Being in ultimate control of their income level.

15 Great Quotes For Leaders In The New Year

Joseph Lalonde

Quotes are great. They give you quick, bite-sized pieces of wisdom you can quickly digest. John Maxwell, Jesus Christ, Mother Teresa, and many other leaders have had their words pieced into quaint little says you can apply in your daily lives. But what about the new year?

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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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Leadership in a Changing Culture

Lead Change Blog

How many of us have experienced effective cultural change? How many, not? My sense is more of the latter than the former, and chief among the reasons for change failing is the pivotal role of the leader. One startling example from my past, doomed to glorious failure from the outset, was a former Head of Service, who said at our very first senior staff meeting, “From now on, we will pursue the leadership model of Ready, Fire, Aim!”. Yes, you read that right!

The Top 4 Benefits of Introducing Unified Communications into Your Business

Strategy Driven

Unified communications sounds like another corporate buzzword, the sort of thing that a bouncy, over-eager sales rep would try and sell to you with vague promises of efficiency and taking your business to the next level.

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Predicting the Future Workplace Today


As the dawn of a new year fast approaches, many people are thinking about what changes are ahead of them for 2018. In HR that may look like addressing sexual harassment policies and procedures, moving away from passive hiring or beefing up cybersecurity systems.

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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3 Ways to Improve Information Security in the Workplace

Strategy Driven

In the new digital world where everything is shared and connected, there is a growing concern about information security and integrity of the data you keep. This includes both company records and client files.

weekend free-for-all – December 23-24, 2017


This comment section is open for any non-work-related discussion you’d like to have with other readers, by popular demand. This one is truly no work and no school.). Book recommendation of the week: Pachinko , by Min Jin Lee. It’s a four-generation saga of a Korean family living in Japan.

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Lead Change Blog

Where does discontent come from? Is discontent merely a figment of an ego-driven mind? I crave attention, I don’t get attention so I feel discontent. I want more, I don’t get more so I feel discontent. Can the process be reversed? I am content, I don’t get more, I don’t want more. I am content, I don’t get attention, I don’t seek attention. That would mean that contentment, like so many other things, is a choice I get to make.

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.

Which Lead Tactics Work Best

Strategy Driven

The worst number in business is one. If you have just one source of leads, it is only a question of time when the price per click goes up or the targeting options change or the viewership of the publication changes. Because of this, you want to have several lead generation mechanisms in place.

Power Utility Questioned About Atlanta Airport Fire Causes, Prevention


Along with questioning Georgia Power about measures to prevent similar incidents from occurring including, the commission is also asking whether a microgrid have minimized the fire’s effects

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Rubbermaid Brilliance Food Storage Container 10-Piece Set – $11.39

Kevin Eikenberry

Grab this Rubbermaid Brilliance Food Storage Container 10 Piece Set for only $11.39 today on amazon! Rubbermaid Brilliance Food Storage Containers are designed to be 100% leak-proof, allowing you to easily transport foods that you previously couldn’t—like sauces, soups, and stews.

Wake Up!

Lead Change Blog

As the CEO of a tech company, Steve’s highly specialized expertise provided a solid base for strategy decisions, but he was at a loss when it came to leading and motivating the people who helped to make the company successful. Through coaching, Steve recognized the value of engaging his feelings to improve his overall effectiveness as a leader.

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Top 10 Tile Trends to Watch in 2018

Leadership Freak

As an eventful 2017 comes to a close, we know that everyone is searching for the trends that will define the world of international design in 2018. Following Cersaie, Ceramics of Italy has gathered the top 10 tile trends that were dominating the booths of exhibitors

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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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27 books in 3 days

CEO Blog

I recently did a no internet or phone for 3 days Christmas with 2 of my grandkids. The result - I got 27 books read. Some summaries: Bring out the Best in Every Employee by Dan Brown and Bill Hawkins. Good book - good studies on what works and what people want.

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Recipe for Success

Lead Change Blog

The purpose of this blog post is to share my experience in my over 27 years in the Information Technology (IT) industry. The goal is elicit readers to ask themselves what they are willing to do to be successful through better career management. When I think of career management and how to better explain it in simple terms, all I can think of is a recipe. A recipe is the outcome or end state that is an amalgamation of all of the ingredients.

Kwambio's Back

Leadership Freak

Ceramic 3D prints by Kwambio. Well, well, we hadn’t heard from Kwambio for literally years, but. Read the whole entry. » » service


Seven Ways To Succeed In The Future

Eric Jacobson

Here are the seven smart things you can do to succeed in the future , according to leadership expert. John Baldoni, in his book, Lead With Purpose : Make purpose a central focus. Instill purpose in others. Make employees comfortable with ambiguity. Turn good intentions into great results.

Reflections on a Remarkable Year

Kevin Eikenberry

As the year closes out, I’ve been looking back at some of the accomplishments of our team. I share them with you here intentionally, not to brag, but for three specific reasons: To celebrate success.

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18 Quotes To Inspire Leaders in the New Year (Part 2)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton This series includes 18 quotes (linked to posts with leadership guidance) to inspire you and help you develop an ethical leader's mindset. Part 1 included the first 9. Here are 9 more: Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends ethical leadership trends ethics trends inspiring leadership leadership development and ethics leadership skills

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Chasing the Entrepreneurial Dream – Is It Right For You?

Women on Business

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link]. Reader Submission business owner Entrepreneur small business

Four Questions Leaders Should Ask Every Day

Eric Jacobson

I'm a big fan of the magazine, Experience Life. Particularly the monthly Perspective column by Bahram Akradi , the founder and CEO of Life Time Fitness. Akradi tackled self-reflection awhile back. He firmly believes the business model that if you aren't innovating you are dying.

Embrace Mistakes – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

If you’ve been to this blog before or read anything I’ve written really, you’ve no doubt heard me talking about the most unlikely places that leaders can learn from and today’s episode is no different. Truth is that mistakes are a highly valuable learning opportunity and today I’ll explain how exactly how we can best […]. The post Embrace Mistakes – Remarkable TV appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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