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Leading with Character by Leading from Within

C-Level Strategies

There is no escaping the fact that when we show up for work and for our leadership roles, we bring the entirety of ourselves to the table.

5 Right Ways to Respond to Criticism

Ron Edmondson

Let’s be honest! Criticism can hurt. There is usually something to be learned from all criticism. A companion post is in order.

Leadership and Time

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. In today’s blog post I’ll examine the value of time.

No Sacrifice. No Leadership.

The Leadership Advisor

The 1950s was an amazing time of economic prosperity. This was facilitated by a number of factors. Courtesy Corbis Images. What are your thoughts?

Leadership, Vision and a New Birth of Freedom

C-Level Strategies

I’m currently reading the chapter on Vision. There is no better demonstration of this than Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. As Donald T.

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Managers Eat Uncertainty

What Do You Want From Them

Uncertainty makes people nervous *. The fear of not knowing can cause. stress and anxiety, and decreases our ability to make rational. decisions.

A Leadership Lid You Can Never Avoid

Ron Edmondson

Here is a huge leadership lid I have witnessed firsthand. In fact, it’s one that has crippled my leadership in years past. (I

The Top Five Habits of Effective Network Builders

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article featyred online by MIT Sloan Management Review.

Leadership and Feminism

Women on Business

In our recent GUTSY WOMEN LEADERS retreat I showed a video of Isabel Allende when she was a presenter at a TED conference. How can this be?

Leading From the Dark Side: 4 Dangerous Leadership Styles

Linked 2 Leadership

“Luke, Stay Away from the Dark Side.&# Have you heard of these leaders: Adolph Hitler, Jim Jones, Thomas Jefferson, Donald Rumsfeld, or Robert E. Some list, right? If [.]. Leadership Lessons Learned Organizational Health Practical Steps to Influence Servant Leadership

Book Giveaway: The Final Summit By Andy Andrews

Ron Edmondson

I’m giving away five copies of Andy Andrew’s “The Final Summit&#. I love the writings of Andy Andrews. The catch? You mu.

Leadership and Hubris: a Tragic Mix

C-Level Strategies

Such is the case this week as we tackle, “Hubris and Accountability: Avoiding Leader Self-Destruction.&#. pride or arrogance. Powerful Words.

4 Lessons from the Toyota Crisis

Leading Blog

“Crisis response must start by building a strong culture long before the crisis hits,” say Jeffrey Liker and Tim Ogden, authors of Toyota Under Fire. Turning crisis into opportunity is all about culture. It’s not about PR strategies, or charismatic leadership, or vision, or any specific action by any individual. It is a reflection of their culture.

As a Leader, You are Expected to Notice When.


Will you notice all of these? But many people will assume you do. Open your eyes and ears

Three Danger Signals That Your Integrity is at Risk

Next Level Blog

Some recent news stories, one in particular, have caused me to pull out my dictionary to look up the word, integrity. (I I like to use the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language because. Please click the headline to read the whole story. Leadership Personal Presence Work-Life Balance

Coaching an Employee to Change a Bad Habit

Lead Change Blog

One of your employees has a career-limiting habit. As a manager, your job is to hold up a mirror to create awareness of the behavior and its consequences—and to help your employee through the change process. Here’s a conversation framework to improve your chances of securing the desired new behavior. Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders.

Are You a Compassionate Leader?


I have enjoyed a friendship with Julie Hliboki, today’s guest author, for several years. She is a leader in a very different sort than the type we normally consider in the corporate world, following her heart and soul in a transformational journey captured in The Breath of God, Thirty-Three Invitations to Embody Holy Wisdom


Summer (training) camp

Bud to Boss

Remember the excitement of summer camp as a child? Those were fun days, but who has time for summer camp now? You do! Seattle, WA: June 22 & 23.

The argument for writing it down | The Organized Executive's Blog

The Organized Executive's Blog

Have you noticed a trend of waiters and waitresses not writing down your food order?

A Balanced Life – Does It Make For a Better Leader?

Lead Change Blog

A few weeks ago, one of my clients – a business owner, parent (of four) and wife – sent me an email crying out for help in dealing with the overwhelm enveloping her from all directions. There is NO balance in her life, and she is desperate for the breathing room that a balanced life [.] Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders.

Performing Organizational Jazz


These situations are paradoxes and how you respond to them may determine the sustainability of your organization. frontpage

Choose Your Customers!

Ravi Pratap Singh

Most organisations gleefully agree to work with every single customer who walks in through their doors. So have the courage to say no. CHOOSE

Open Innovation and Crowd Sourcing

CEO Blog

There is a great HBR article on how habits and rituals are the way successful people succeed - not will power. It talks about the limits of willpower just like Chip and Dan Heaths book Switch talks about. Ran a 5 K race today. Oppressively hot and humid (for me). Discouraging time (24:02) Garden is doing well. My father grew the best in the county.

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Sacrifice and Service

Lead Change Blog

On US Memorial Day, I’d like to take a minute again this year and thank the families of those who fell in service to our country. In prosperous times, it’s tempting to think of leaders as those who make the most money, who are “in charge,&# or who have the most authority. The Lead Change [.]

The Big Picture of Business – Think Tanks to Strategize

Strategy Driven

The Business Tree : Growth Strategies and Tactics for Surviving and Thriving. by Hank Moore. Any company or organization is like a tree. Financial.

Employee Motivation Tips: Their DISC Behavior Style

The Recovering Engineer

Today, I’ll share some quick insights about what motivates people based on their DISC behavioral style. Conquering challenging situations.

Blue Jean Manifesto – Book Review

The Leadership Advisor

Every once in awhile a book comes along whose timing is absolutely impeccable. The Blue Jean Manifesto is exactly that book.

Leadership & Sturgeon's Law

Orrin Woodward

Here is a snippet from the leadership resolution chapter of my upcoming book. Enjoy. God Bless, Orrin Woodward What's the Tri-Lateral Leadership Ledger? Every leader must grow in his character, task and relationships, in order to lead at the highest levels. The highest score, one which no reader will ever obtain is one thousand - 10*10*10 = 1,000.

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Leadership on Purpose – Beginning

Lead Change Blog

The reality is forces exist to malign your leadership to mediocrity. Steven Pressfield and Seth Godin call it Resistance. And Resistance is alive in the endless chatter in our heads. Mediocrity is also what we achieve when we go with what’s popular despite every inch of our soul screaming to go to unexplored, lesser-known paths. [.]

The Most Efficient Product Enhancement Strategy Ever Devised

Terry Starbucker

“Thank you for your business – we really appreciate it&#. That is a very valuable string of words. That is, if you say them to your customers. How do I know they are valuable? I did a little experiment at my company a few years ago. That percentage held true for over three years ( up until we sold the company). And common courtesy.

Handle vacation requests justly

Bud to Boss

With Memorial Day behind us and—at least in my neck of the woods—an intense heat wave upon us, it officially feels like summer. Image Source ].

In Crisis


The t-shirt read, “I am one of Guam’s 250 survivors!” … Super Typhoon Pamela came to the small island with sustained winds of 140 mph. frontpage

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Leaders: Who Needs Wisdom?

Linked 2 Leadership

This is my favourite definition of wisdom: “Good Sense; the ability to make sensible decisions and judgments based on personal knowledge and experience.&# What Does It Take? Note that good sense requires personal knowledge and experience in order to be effective. Wisdom cannot grow and flourish in isolation.

Changing Behavior is Like Constructing a Super-Highway

Building Personal Strength

When I tell people that changing behavior means rewiring the neural pathways in their brains, sometimes their eyes glaze over. Post by Dennis E.