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Spin vs. Sorry: How to Mess Up Well & Become Authentic

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Bill Munn: “It was my mistake. I’m sorry. Please forgive me." It’s important to get these phrases written down, before they become obsolete. For a few decades now, the popularity of “spin,” with its tempting save-face claims, has elbowed out the use of a simple, honest apology.

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7 of the Most Frustrating Things Pastors Experience

Ron Edmondson

This post, and the opposite one before it, ( 7 of the Most Exciting Things Pastors Experience ) actually began when I received this question on my blog. Ron – What do you think are some of the most frustrating things pastors experience? Great question.

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How to Matter: The 5 Key Ways Companies Win

Leading Blog

I N TODAY'S ECONOMY of volatility and velocity, the lifespan of a Fortune 500 company has plummeted from an average 50 years to a mere fifteen. When constant disruption is the new normal, how do companies succeed? They find a way to matter.

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Imbalance Can Work: Stop Stressing About Work-Life Balance

Women on Business

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5 Questions to Help You Resolve Your Conflict

Let's Grow Leaders

We’d both been looking forward to it–our first Thanksgiving together. We’d each been the primary holiday cooks in our previous marriage, which can feel lonely and overwhelming at times. But not this year. Now we had each other.

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Why Every CEO Needs a Leadership Coach

Coaching Tip

Every Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is "on the stage" the majority of his or her work life but needs pre-performance quiet and confidential time to be creative, bounce their ideas off someone in a safe environment, and explore the unintended consequences of their future actions. Engaging in a personal coaching conversation is a refreshing opportunity where the CEO can be completely open and creative in a confidential and safe place.

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Choose To Serve

Joseph Lalonde

The ethos behind leadership has changed drastically in the last 10-15 years. We’ve seen leadership become more self-centered and me-driven. Leadership has slowly drifted away from helping others to helping the leader. This trend has been disastrous for organizations.

How to Lead When the Culture Shifts

Kevin Eikenberry

Sometimes I am asked questions in an email, in a workshop or after a keynote that cause me to pause and think before answering.

Business Leaders Strive to Combat Plummeting Employee Engagement Rates

Women on Business

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7 of the Most Exciting Things a Pastor Experiences

Ron Edmondson

There are many common factors pastors seem to get excited about in their work. Pastors get to see the best and worst of life, but there are so many positive things we get to experience.

The January Effect: How to Make Next Year The Best One Ever

Terry Starbucker

There is a great benefit to the 365-day calendar – the fact that it restarts at January 1, without fail. It’s an annual window of opportunity for recycling, renewal, rebirth, rejuvenation, rejiggering, retooling, rebooting, and whatever other “re-something” you can think of.

5 Powerful Leadership Behaviors Any Leader Can Do in 2017

Leadership Freak

Distill challenges and opportunities into one word. Create focus. All high performance requires focus. Chasing urgencies dilutes success. Choose what matters. Ignore what doesn’t matter. You can’t have it all. You can’t do it… Continue reading → Success Leadership Development organizational success

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5 Creative and Fun Team Building Activities

Women on Business

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Why I use Social Media as a Pastor

Ron Edmondson

A video I made for Exponential Social media is being used with increasing frequency by churches and church leaders. In this training video, I was asked to explain how you can be effective with social media and how to do it without using up too much of your time.

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How to Be a Top Leader for your Remote Team

Lead Change Blog

Your remote team is the future of your business. Not long ago, the workforce was entirely dependent on an office. This point was the only place where the employees could access vital job-related files and collaborate as a united team. However, everything changed with the advent of the Internet.

Behaviors that May Seem Inconsistent with Servant Leadership

Leadership Freak

Servant leaders aren’t pussy cats, doormats, or spineless wonders. You have the wrong idea if servant leadership makes you think of picking daisies while holding hands. Servant leaders hunger for success. They don’t… Continue reading → Servant-leadership Leadership Development

You Must Be Yourself

Joseph Lalonde

Every leader has a big temptation in front of them. The temptation is whether to be true to who they are or to be who they think others want them to be. The shocking truth is that the people you lead want you to be yourself, not some fake. Why We Struggled Being Our True Selves.

5 Professional Development Opportunities Businesses Should Offer

Linked 2 Leadership

Offering useful and meaningful professional development opportunities to your staff members is one of the keys to a more effective company. Investing in professional development may help your company avoid costly mistakes and keep your best employees motivated and increase their knowledge. This way, it may be more likely that you’ll retain your best workers […]. Leadership Development Organizational Health Personal Growth Professional Growth

What I Wish I Knew When I Started My Career (Part One)

Lead Change Blog

I’m blessed enough to get the opportunity to speak at universities all over the country and the question I’m most often asked by students is, “What do you know now that you wish you knew, back then, when you started your career?”.

New Questions For Managing Monkeys

Leadership Freak

You end up overwhelmed, under-appreciated, and angry, if you own other people’s monkeys. Someone walks in your office with an issue – a monkey. Make sure they walk out with their monkey. Pronouns… Continue reading → Coaching Questions Leadership Development organizational success

Do an Ethics Check to Navigate the Gray Zone

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

It’s easy to know what’s ethical when your choices are clear-cut. If you hit a parked car, should you leave your contact information for the owner? Should you use insider information to make a stock market trade? Should you lie on your expense report?

Listening to make a difference

Aspire-CS

I have been obsessed with the simple act of listening for a long time. Not because I’m good at it (I’m not) or because it’s a n essential part of my craft (it is).

The Best Christmas Present You Can Ever Give

Ron Edmondson

Give words. What’s the best Christmas present you can ever give? Give words. Give the gift of written words. Years ago, when I was almost 18, and just about to graduate from high school, my grandmother gave me a Bible for Christmas. It’s a great Bible.

How to Stop Solving Problems and Start Solving Patterns

Leadership Freak

Recognize and solve negative patterns or you’ll end up solving the same problems over and over. The third time you have the same conversation, with the same person, about the same disappointing performance,… Continue reading → Leading

Picking the Right Coach

Coaching Tip

Providing executive coaches to high-potential performers is one way to get the most from untapped talent. Unfortunately, many executives select a coach based on referrals from colleagues, without adequately considering personal needs.

Four Business Books To Read In 2017

Eric Jacobson

To find the best business, communications and leadership books to add to my "to read" list for 2017, I reached out to some of the best experts in the field. Individuals I admire and respect.

How to Perform a High Quality After Action Review

Nathan Magnuson

You just finished a project, event, engagement or training exercise. It’s time to get some feedback. What do you do next? The After Action Review (AAR) was originally developed by the U.S. Army to analyze and report on training exercises.

7 Things I Learned About Expressing Frustration from a State Trooper

Leadership Freak

Most leaders don’t know how to best use and effectively express frustration. Unexpressed frustration turns into more frustration. Poorly expressed frustration makes matters worse. Image from Google Maps The Story: A State Trooper pulled… Continue reading → Anger Leadership Development

Women and Time Management

Coaching Tip

What is " Women and Time Management ?" . A time management book for working women based on what has worked well for the female clients of North America's top executive women coaches. Year after year, we have heard working women’s frustrations, and we have helped them deal with massive internal conflicts.

Ergonomic Essentials: Posture-Friendly Props You Need To Invest In

Women on Business

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What I Wish I Knew When I Started My Career (Part Two)

Lead Change Blog

In yesterday’s post , I shared eight things I know now, that I wish I had known when I had started my career. Today, I am sharing seven more: Be Interested in What’s Right, Not Who’s Right.

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New Questions For Managing Monkeys

Leadership Freak

You end up overwhelmed, under-appreciated, and angry, if you own other people’s monkeys. Someone walks in your office with an issue – a monkey. Make sure they walk out with their monkey. Pronouns… Continue reading → Coaching Questions Leadership Development organizational success

Payoff: The Hidden Logic That Shapes Our Motivations

Kevin Eikenberry

By Dan Ariely This is a short and powerful book, and so I am going to write a short, and hopefully powerful recommendation for it. To be the best leader you can be, you must be a student of motivation. To be the best parent you can be, you must be a student of motivation. […].

The Power of a Good Pause

Let's Grow Leaders

To me the most remarkable part of Christmas is how everything goes from ridiculously busy to a full-on stop.

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