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The benefits of having a team of equals


Perhaps you’ve had managers who expected things to be done their way, with little appreciation for your decisions and ideas. Think back to that time, and imagine how it felt.

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Leadership Development and the Role of Millennials

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Philipe Bruce: More than 50% of businesses claim that they do not have the resources or time to train their employees to be leaders. As such none of those business owners and leaders have the resources they need to sustain their enterprises. How serious is this?

4 Theories of How a Leader Becomes Controlling

Ron Edmondson

One of the most dangerous forms of leadership, and one of the most frustrating, in my opinion, is the controlling leader. I’ve written about this issue previously, because I believe it is one of the leading reasons for stalled growth and low morale in an organizational or team setting.

The One (and Only) Golden Rule of Great Leadership

Terry Starbucker

As soon as we are labeled as a “leader”, especially one in the executive suite, there is a very strong tendency to put ourselves on a pedestal. After all, we are on a higher rung on the ladder, right?

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5 Secrets to Find Success as an Introvert

Women on Business

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Freeing Yourself from Yourself

Leading Blog

T OM ASACKER always makes you think. Life is not scripted but we live it as though it were. In doing so, we create boxes that we operate within without ever really seeing the possibilities. “We’re We’re confined in mental prisons of our own creation.”

Impact The Development Of Your Team

Joseph Lalonde

Grow Your Team The longer someone is on your team, the more they should grow. Reality has shown us this often isn’t the case. Someone takes the position, and then they stop growing.

7 Ways to Help a New Staff Member Succeed

Ron Edmondson

I recently received the following message from a pastor friend: “I have a new full-time associate pastor starting next week. What suggestions would you give for getting such a person off to a great start?” ” What a great question! I’m so glad someone is actually asking it.

How to Work for a Human Tornado

Next Level Blog

Chances are that, at some point in your career, you’re going to work for a human tornado. In my speeches and workshops, I often say that leaders control the weather. When I talk with my audiences about that, I’m assuming that it’s a room full of healthy, positive people who can make smart choices about the weather they’re creating as leaders. Unfortunately, though, many of us will at some point, work for a designated leader who creates all kinds of terrible weather.

When the Right People on The Change Bus Fill Only Two Rows

Lead Change Blog

A Receptivity to Change Scale. Ellen R. Auster and Trish Ruebottom created a scale that categorizes individuals in an organization according to their receptivity to change initiatives : Sponsors, promoters, indifferent fence-sitters, cautious fence-sitters, positive skeptics, and negative skeptics.

How To Avoid Sexual Temptation At The Office

Joseph Lalonde

As a married man, I am committed to remaining faithful to my wife. That means I have to constantly evaluate my thoughts. Even in the workplace. I need to judge what my thoughts are and where my eyes are going.

In nearly 25% of Businesses Leaders Believe 30%-50% of Employees Avoid Responsibility*

Leadership Freak

If you want people to take responsibility, hold yourself accountable. Hold yourself accountable. Invite others to hold you accountable. Expect others to take responsibility. 4 powerful expressions of leadership accountability*. Devote yourself to… Continue reading → Accountability Author Book Notes Leadership Development

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The Speed of Change is Relative

Ron Edmondson

A huge reminder to leaders attempting change This is a reminder to leaders who are attempting to lead change. If you miss this one principle you can greatly damage the effectiveness of change or even your reputation as a leader in the change. It’s simple, but it is powerful.

Influence is the Value Force of Leadership

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 Jeff Thurston. All leaders have a sphere of influence. It can be defined as the context in which influence is felt.

How to Create Line of Sight For Your Employees


To drive engagement, help employees personalize strategy and understand how they fit in. I wrote recently about research from a myriad of sources that shows that employees overall don’t understand company strategy. Said another way, they don’t get how they fit in. And that’s a missed opportunity.

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5 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Black History Month

Joseph Lalonde

Celebrating the contributions of African Americans in the United States of America Black History Month, or African-American History Month, is celebrated every February. During Black History Month, people remember the important people and events in the lives of African-Americans.

Employee Engagement Survey Results: Fact or Fiction?


Employee Engagement surveys are barely worth the time and effort taken to produce them. They certainly have questionable content and value for those organisations who rely on survey results for a genuine view of how employees feel. Big statements, perhaps!

Leader Competence: Will it Be A Multiplier or a Divider?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Ethical leadership competence is an issue that is gaining attention. Expectations of "good leadership" are increasing and leaders and organizations are scrambling to keep up. While sometimes people disagree about implementation, there is a strong consensus among scholars and research organizations that today's leadership requires broad, high level thinking.

How to be a Leader who Hears What’s Not Said

Leadership Freak

30 free books! Leave a comment on this post by 2/17/2017 to become eligible to win one of thirty complimentary copies of Mark Millers new book, Leaders Made Here: Building a Leadership Culture.… … Continue reading → Author Listening Leadership Development

Integrity – A Critical Cornerstone To Effective Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Terri Williams. The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.” – Dwight D.

How the Cloud Can Help Your Business Grow

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Imperfect Leadership

Coaching Tip

Success isn't about being perfect and always making the right choices. Successful management is the result of understanding and accepting your own humanity. Then you can become a truly successful leader. Then you can become perfect in your own imperfection.

151: Work Smarter, Not Harder – Productivity Hacks to Get More & Better Work Done in Less Time | with David Burkus

Engaging Leader

David Burkus is the organizer of the upcoming Work Smarter Summit, an online video-based virtual conference where world-class experts share their proven tactics for getting more done, earning more money, and living a life of purpose and productivity.

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The Shape of Great Problem Solving

Lead Change Blog

In January, one Sunday afternoon I was preparing to teach an IAP course at MIT. The topic: how to solve hard problems. Yet something was nagging me. How do you explain the different characteristics of great problem solvers? What does a Great Problem Solver have that others lack?

Solution Saturday: My Team Struggles with Communication and Follow-Through

Leadership Freak

Dear Dan, My team has been struggling with communication. We have talked about it all, run through problems and nutted out imperfect solutions. We have talked through positive ways to communicate, but I… Continue reading → Optimism Solution Saturday Success Teams Leadership Development

Leading a Team may require Facing Pain

Coaching Tip

Courage is a mindset that requires grit and determination. Most organizations have a list of core values that are displayed on the wall and show up in a variety of company marketing materials, from coffee mugs to baseball caps. During orientation, many organizations train their new hires about their values and how to live them. And yet, on any number of occasions, you can see leaders acting in direct opposition of what they claim to be their values.

Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives

Kevin Eikenberry

By Tim Harford One look at my desk at Remarkable House and you might think – “Yeah, this guy needs to read the book titled ‘Organized’ rather than one titled messy.” And if you saw my office desk right now, you would be right. The author of this new book might disagree, as his premise […].

The Marketing Strategy: What You REALLY Need To Know

Strategy Driven

Your business thrives on how effective its marketing strategy is. Marketing is a concept that can almost consume a business that hasn’t got its strategy in order. Most businesses place a vast proportion of their budget towards marketing and its various sub-categories.

Two Questions that Crackdown on Excuse Making

Leadership Freak

“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” Benjamin Franklin An excuse is the skin of a reason stuffed with a lie. Excuse-makers beguile naive leaders into expressing… Continue reading → Failure Success Taking others higher Leadership Development organizational success

The Maths of Life

Utpal Writes

When a man marries his girlfriend, he immediately creates a vacancy. Okay, this is not my quote. It is from James Goldsmith. But it doesn’t matter whose quote is it because the point is – it highlights an unpleasantly interesting truth.

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What are We Trying to Accomplish?

Deming Institute

In The Improvement Guide, the authors add 3 questions to the PDSA cycle: What are we trying to accomplish? How will we know that a change is an improvement? What change can we make that will result in improvement?

Interview: The Integration of Change Management and Knowledge Management

Change Starts Here

After a brief hiatus, the Influence Change at Work show is back! And now, in addition to the audio podcast on BlogTalkRadio, the show is available on YouTube.

The Path to Self-Leadership Made Clear

Leadership Freak

If you feel it’s easy to lead yourself, you aren’t doing it. Self-leadership: Pay attention to yourself. #1. Listen to yourself. What if the things that come out of your mouth are true… Continue reading → Accountability Marks of leaders Personal Growth arrogance Leadership Development leadership success