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Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Leadership starts with you. If you want to build a strong team, the place to start is with a look in the mirror. Your vision for your team arises from your own character, motives and beliefs. How you regard yourself determines the grandeur and scope of your vision.

Business Management Lessons from a San Francisco Bus Driver

General Leadership

“Finding a good bus driver can be as important as finding a good musician.” ” Reba McEntire. If you’ve ever been to Pacific Heights area of San Francisco, California, you know the charm of Fillmore Street.

7 Easy Ways to Support Your Pastor this Sunday

Ron Edmondson

In 16 years as a pastor, I learned two things well. First, Sunday mornings are a stressful time for pastors. Second, most people who attend church love their church – and love their pastor.

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What Bulldozer Parents are Doing to Our Gen Z Workforce

Let's Grow Leaders

I’ll be honest. I didn’t even know bulldozer parents were a thing until Friday night. When did helicopter parents become bulldozer parents? Are they really bulldozing at work? I had to Google the whole “bulldozer parents” thing after having dinner with some HR execs […].


Doing nothing often leads to the very best something


Photo credit: 123rf. We went to see the new movie Christopher Robin last weekend. We grew up with Winnie the Pooh books and we carried on that tradition with our own children so have a soft spot for the stories and characters.

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If Only People Came With Warning Labels

Joseph Lalonde

Life could be so much easier… If only people came with warning labels. You may be thinking “Yes! That’d be awesome. I could easily see the toxic people in my life.” ” or “I could recognize the people who will cause me trouble.”

Effective Public Speaking - Part 2

Chris Brady

The following excerpt was taken from SPLASH! A Leader's Guide to Effective Public Speaking. Introduction written by Chris Brady] Beginning public speakers usually think there are three main types of. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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7 Things Pastor Tell Me Kept Them from Leading Well

Ron Edmondson

In my talks with pastors and ministry leaders, I have heard some repeated themes. One common theme is they have a story of a failed leadership experience. It may have happened in their first church. There was one church experience, perhaps with a program or a person,which turned from bad to worst.

Peak Performance Strategies To Help You Conquer As A Leader

Joseph Lalonde

We all want to experience positive growth in life both as leaders and as individuals. It has always been the greatest desire of every human. Though some attain greatness while others don’t. Stay with me.

Leading Experienced People: How to Overcome 3 Dilemmas That Make it Hard

RapidStart Leadership

What is it about leading experienced people that makes it so challenging? They know more than we do. They have been there longer. They already have their ways of doing things. Then we walk in and we’re expected to tell them what to do, and when to do it.

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Coworker Conflict: 7 Ways to Get Along with Other High Performers

Let's Grow Leaders

You’re passionate about your work and you’re nailing your role. You’re working hard and your results are on fire. And then in the middle of an otherwise raving performance review, your boss brings up the conflict you continue to have with another […].

4 Suggestions for Balancing the Highs and Lows of Ministry

Ron Edmondson

In my new role with Leadership Network, encouraging pastors is one of the best parts of my job. In 16 years of pastoring I learned the job can be an emotional roller coaster at times. You have a great Sunday and then the critics seem to come out on Monday morning. Or Sunday walking out of church.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Skyscraper

Joseph Lalonde

When I first saw the trailer for Skyscraper with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, I was hooked. The trailer for Skyscraper looked like a cross between my favorite Christmas movie Die Hard and Liam Neeson’s Taken. With those two movies combined, it had to be good.

The Power of Potential – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

In my company, I allow my employees to choose their own job title. I of course, did the same. And I know that I did a pretty decent job when I picked mine because when I tell people what it is, I almost always get comments on it. But this video isn’t about my title, […].

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7 Things Successful Leaders Never Delegate

Leadership Freak

Everything you hang on to eventually holds you back. But one day you will eventually let go of everything. Apart from delegation, you’re overworked and frantic. Delegation is the skill that makes remarkable… Continue reading → Delegation

The Power of Leaders That Do What They Say

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Bethany Andell: “To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.” – Mahatma Gandhi Recently a CEO friend of mine said that the three key ingredients to building a great culture are: 1) belief in the mission, 2) clarity of the vision and 3) having fun while living the values. There is a growing movement in the business world that proves all of these points to be true.

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Enhancing Your Small Business’ Curb Appeal

Strategy Driven

A lot of business owners underestimate the importance of their curb appeal. This is what people see when they first approach your company. You know what they say – first impressions count!

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How You Can Get More From Any Assessment You Take

Kevin Eikenberry

If you have taken one assessment of yourself, you’ve taken a dozen. Some might have been quick to take and free, while others have been far more involved, cost you or your organization quite a bit, and been far more accurate.

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4 Reasons People Don’t Enjoy Work

Leadership Freak

Drucker said, “A man (person) should never be appointed to a managerial position if his vision focuses on people’s weaknesses rather than on their strengths.” “… the defining characteristic of the very best… Continue reading → Leading

Getting To Happy: My Journey To The Heart Of Great Leadership (Part 3)

Terry Starbucker

This is the 3rd and final part of my journey (in three parts in 3 weeks) to what I consider to be the heart of great More Human leadership – the success trifecta: A successful company, A happy team, And a fulfilled YOU.

Leadership Inspirations – The First Step

Strategy Driven

“The distance doesn’t matter; it is only the first step that is difficult.” ” Marie de Vichy-Chamrond, Marquise du Deffand (1697 – 1780). French hostess and patron of the arts. You just finished reading Leadership Inspirations - The First Step !

August 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the August Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, creativity and inspiration, development, productivity, team building, and more. Communication. Art Petty submitted Why You Should Obsess Over Challenging Conversations (and what to do about them). Art summarizes: “ The road to career success runs through a nearly endless string of challenging conversations.

How to Expand Power and Lead with Honor

Leadership Freak

The ethical development and use of power is essential to leadership success. But anytime you rely on title or position, you’ve lost influence and resorted to intimidation. Coercive power offends talent. Think… Continue reading → Humility Power Leadership Development

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How To Create A Modern Day Legacy

Eric Jacobson

Legacy in the Making is the fascinating new book where authors Mark Miller and Lucas Conley provide readers a toolkit for how to be a modern day legacy builder for your company/brand.

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Why Answer?


[Photo by Quino Al at Unsplash] The Atlantic: How robocalls and telemarketers killed the telephone

Preview Thursday: Untangling the USA: The Cost of Complexity and What Can Be Done About It

Lead Change Blog

The following is a preview of Untangling the USA: The Cost of Complexity and What Can Be Done About It by Etienne Deffarges. Tom Brady and the “tuck rule.”. Nobody knew health care could be so complicated.”. The financial world has become way too complicated and very secretive.”.

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How to Protect Smart People From Dumb Decisions

Leadership Freak

Smart people make dumb decisions. Chances are you think you’re above average in intelligence. Most of us do. Even though it’s impossible for MOST OF US to be above average at anything. Two… Continue reading → Decisions Leadership Development

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8 Steps To High Performance

Eric Jacobson

“Higher performance comes from doing many things well—but some of those things are not in your power to change,” says author Marc Effron. Therefore, he recommends in his new book, 8 Steps to High Performance , that you focus on what you can change and ignore the rest.

This Might Be the Most Important Thing You Read All Day


[Photo by rawpixel at Unsplash] When you meet a team and everyone on the team is highly accomplished and competent, do not make the mistake of assuming that the team is competent

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If You Want to Thrive, Sync with the Vibe

Lead Change Blog

Work culture, like music, has the uncanny ability to bring people together or drive them apart. Personal preferences about every genre from rock to reggae can end up building or burning bridges. Similarly, people in the working world may survive being out of sync with their company’s vibe, but they’ll never really thrive! It’s no wonder that new articles on what makes or breaks employee engagement drop every week like new albums hoping to top the charts.

Five Ways to Lead a Happier Team

Leadership Freak

“Americans have never been the happiest bunch, Gerzema says. In the nine-year history of the happiness poll, the highest happiness index was 35% in 2008 and 2009. Close to 40% of Americans said… Continue reading → Influence Success Taking others higher Teams Leadership Development organizational success

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5 Tips For Brand Survival In Today's Social Climate

Eric Jacobson

I met Debbie Laskey in 2009, when we worked together virtually for MicroMentor, Debbie in California, and me in Kansas. Here’s Debbie’s brief bio.

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Miscellaneous and Fast


The trailer for "Ordeal by Innocence." Saveur: Decoding the Sloppy Joe. Judi Dench: My Passion for Trees. Caitlin Flanagan on the Left's fear of Jordan Peterson. The trailer for "Furious." The Washington Post: A Chinese threat to aircraft carriers. The trailer for "Diggstown


Boost Your Leadership Skills in Your Spare Time

Lead Change Blog

Speaking from personal experience, I can confirm that the absolute worst thing you can do is take your work home with you. It stresses you out, annoys the people you love the most and means you never switch off. Despite this, I’m a firm believer that, as leaders, we can all improve our leadership skills immeasurably by making little tweaks to the way we live our lives outside of work. Here’s how I boost my leadership skills in my spare time – without turning it into work!

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Facing the Greatest Struggle of Leadership

Leadership Freak

Say, “I’m learning,” not “I’ve learned.” ” “I’ve learned,” gives the impression of arrival and we both know you ain’t there yet. Learning or learned: Learning is a matter of the heart, not… Continue reading → Humility Leading arrogance Leadership Development

Leaders are Readers

CEO Blog

I have always known reading was good and audiobooks are great. I have also known TV can often cut into reading time. It can be so much of a temptation that I do not even own a TV. A recent article in Entrepreneur magazine underscored how important reading is.

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Just a Reminder


The countdown to New Year's Day 2019