Sat.Dec 23, 2017 - Fri.Dec 29, 2017

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 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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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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Five Quick Posts to Get You Ready for Next Year

Next Level Blog

This is that wonderful week when things slow down and we do a little relaxing, reading and reflecting about what worked this year and changes we want to make for a successful next year. In that spirit, I want to share five of my favorite posts from 2017 that offer simple, practical and immediately actionable ideas on leading and living at your best. We’ll start with one of my most popular posts from this year, The Ten Behaviors of Strong Personal Leadership.

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.

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5 Best Data Viz Tools of 2017


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

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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.”

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

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!

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.

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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.

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 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.

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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Email Marketing Blunders Your Business Should Avoid At All Costs

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]. Women On Business Sponsors email marketing Marketing

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7 Essential Rules for Consultants’ Emails

David A Fields

Quick quiz! Which of the following is more useful: reading about how consultants should write emails, or listening to a flight attendant instruct you in buckling a seat belt. You’ve practiced both activities roughly a jillion times.

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.

Most Popular Leadership Advice of 2017: Top 10 Posts

Let's Grow Leaders

It’s always so much fun and interesting to see which of the year’s posts and topics resonate most with our Let’s Grow Leaders community. Here’s what you liked and shared the most as measured by page views. We want to write on […].

Chasing the Entrepreneurial Dream – Is It Right For You?

Women on Business

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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


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.

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.

Building a Great Online Fashion Brand

Women on Business

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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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How to shift the competition

Lead on Purpose

Successful business leaders thrive on competition. They’re at their best when contending for the top customers in high-end markets. They may feel that if they’re not in the middle of a cut-throat battle with competitors, they must not be succeeding. … Continue reading → Innovation Knowledge Leadership Trust Blue Ocean business execution initiative market insight opportunities risk shift

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.

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 […].

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.

To Find Meaning in Your Work, Change How You Think About It

Harvard Business Review

Sam Austin/Unsplash. A wonderful New York Times article from 2007 recounted the 20 th annual “Operator’s Challenge” — aka the “Sludge Olympics” — a competition for New York sewage treatment workers. The participants compete to show skill in their work, and often do so with great passion. Emily Lloyd, the commissioner of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection, said of the work the competitors do, “It’s tough work.

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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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.

How to Highlight Your Talents in a Job Interview Without Showing Off

Harvard Business Review

Bill Eppridge/life/Getty Images. In a perfect world, job interviewers would be able to gauge your talents with great accuracy, so that you wouldn’t need to engage in any form of boasting or self-promotion. But talents can be notoriously hard to judge, particularly in short-term interactions with other such as job interviews: there is only a 4% overlap between interview ratings and subsequent job performance ratings.

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.