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People Are Tired Of Fake

Joseph Lalonde

You’ve probably seen online thought leaders share about how they’re so authentic. About how they want to be real with you. How they want you to get to know them. Why are they saying these things? Because they know people want real, authentic, true people.

Five Reasons to Be a “Learn-it-All”

Kevin Eikenberry

You’ve experienced a know-it-all. They are that person who believes they have mastered the subject(s), have been there and done that, and let you know it. At their worst, you view them as arrogant and cocky. At the least, it is clear they aren’t interested in learning anything new.

7 Icebreaker Questions to Melt Frustration and Build Trust

Let's Grow Leaders

Done well, an icebreaker can be valuable & strategic If the word icebreaker conjures up images of toothpicks and marshmallows and other fluffy activities that feel like a waste of time, you’re not alone. We’re not huge fans of icebreaking without meaning. But […].

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184: Using Storytelling to Lead a Transformation at Lowe’s (and Your Company) | with Kyle Nel

Engaging Leader

The home improvement store chain Lowe’s was named #1 among Fast Company’s 2018 Most Innovative Companies, for augmented and virtual reality, as well as #1 for innovation among specialty retailers on Fortune’s 2018 World’s Most Admired Companies.

Great Leadership: The Power of I’s

Great Leadership By Dan

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7 Attributes of Pastors Who Succeed at Church Revitalization

Ron Edmondson

I have had success in two church revitalization efforts as pastor. In between, I’ve been a part of two successful church plants. Even more, I’ve worked with dozens of pastors in church revitalization and church planting. Along the way, God has blessed us.

Leadership Inspirations – First Impressions

Strategy Driven

“Early impressions are hard to eradicate from the mind. When once wool has been dyed purple, who can restore it to its previous whiteness.” ” Saint Jerome (342 – 420). Priest, Confessor, Theologian, and Historian.

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David Wiener’s 40 Rules for Business, Management and the Rest of Life

Leading Blog

I HAVE a “no jerk” rule. I will not work on a matter or participate in a transaction if certain people are involved on either side of the table. I apply this philosophy widely across business and managerial settings.

Be Resilient! – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Today’s episode is the second in a series that is based on a recent talk that I gave to a group of sixth, seventh and eighth graders. During the talk, we discussed several of the ideas in the new culture that they are creating at the school. They call it GRIT. And this week, I […].

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7 Suggestions for Pastors and Spouses to Find True Friends

Ron Edmondson

People talk. People gossip. People love to share what they hear. That’s true about what they hear from a pastor too. If the pastor talks about his personal life, shares a concern – heaven forbid shares a sin or weakness – people talk.

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The Tightrope Walk Of Work-Life Balance

Joseph Lalonde

The Work-Life Balance Series. Everyone wants more time to spend with their wife, their children, or their friends. Work seems to get in the way of this quite often. Even more so, work tends to consume other parts of our lives. Many people have their work-life balance out of whack.

Michael Lombardi’s Lessons in Leadership

Leading Blog

M ICHAEL LOMBARDI has been an American football executive for decades. He has worked on the staffs of NFL legends Al Davis, Bill Walsh, and Bill Belichick and with Nick Saban while with the Cleveland Browns.

What to do After an Unfair Dismissal

Strategy Driven

Being made jobless can be an extremely traumatic time. The sudden loss of your livelihood can have a range of adverse effects on one’s mental health and well-being. If you were dismissed unfairly, the unjustness of your situation can increase these adverse effects.

Using the 70/30 Rule to Up-Level Your Leadership Impact

Anese Cavanaugh

Using the 70/30 Rule to Up-Level Your Leadership Impact. leadership Books Effective Leadership Leadership Tips Energy Leadership

Leadership Lessons From Unstoppable

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Flashback Article (Guest Article by James Schreier). Unstoppable is the 2010 film based loosely on a real incident of a runaway train. Generally praised for its action and described as a “great popcorn film,” it grossed $167 million.

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15 Fascinating Facts About Theodore Roosevelt

Leading Blog

T YPICALLY RANKED among the top five presidents, Roosevelt changed the face of the presidency and redefined America's place in the world. His face is depicted on Mount Rushmore alongside those of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln. His accomplishments were considerable.

Here’s Why Your SEO Strategy Isn’t Working

Strategy Driven

In modern business, there is one thing that can either make or break your business: marketing. More specifically, digital marketing.

Leadership Starts at the Bottom

Coaching Tip

When low can't go lower, eventually you hit a bottom, and bottoms, personally and professionally, are profoundly important. Everything gets rearranged at the bottom: your hopes, your dreams, your memories, and most importantly, your ego. . As lonely as the bottom is, you are not alone. . You are with your two wolves. . In the depths of the bottom, your truest nature, with all its complexities and contradictions, is revealed and you are left to grapple with yourself.

8 Potential Reasons a Church Plant May Not Grow

Ron Edmondson

I’ve worked with a lot of church plants. And, I’ve been involved in two church plants as the planter. Every planter goes into the process hoping to see lives changed with the Gospel. Hoping to grow. Some work. Some don’t. . Why is that? .

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I Am the Warranty

Lead Change Blog

The exterminator company we hired keeps forgetting to schedule our monthly treatments. And when we call, a polite person apologizes and puts it on the schedule “for day after tomorrow.” This always precipitates the same response from the business end of our phone, “…but, why did I have to call you again this month to get planned monthly service?”. Our last dry-cleaning business frequently pressed my two-button blazers as a three-button coat despite my constant feedback.

Ethical Thinking Requires Dialogue

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Ethical leadership requires us to understand the context and embrace the natural complexity of issues. One of the pieces that we can't be successful without is learning from the widely varying perspectives of others. Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking ethical insight ethical leadership insight ethical thinking model ethical thinking tools holistic ethics integral ethics principles of ethical leadership

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How to Build a Learn-it-All Organization in a Know-it-All World

Leadership Freak

Relationships are p **g contests in know-it-all organizations. It’s a losing proposition to work for know-it-alls. YOU’RE never good enough. THEY’RE always right. People don’t listen, learn, and improve in know-it-all organizations. They’re too… Continue reading → Curiosity Marks of leaders Personal Growth Taking others higher Culture Leadership Leadership Development organizational success Questions

Using Your Remaining Training Budget Wisely

Kevin Eikenberry

Whether you manage the training budget for yourself, your team, your department, or your entire organization, you are acutely aware that there are just two months left in the year. And chances are as you look at the ledger, you are thinking one of two things.

What Every Adult Needs To Know About Money

Strategy Driven

As an adult, the most confusing thing we often have to get used to in our lives is dealing with money and being responsible for a whole lot of things.

The Bock Habit

Execupundit

If you lead or manage - and darned few adults don't have those responsibilities nowadays - you should visit Wally Bock's Three Star Leadership blog at least once a week. Practical. No nonsense. To the point. Great stuff. Photo by Maksym Kaharlytskyi at Unsplash

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Theodore Roosevelt Was Born 160 Years Ago Today

Leading Blog

T HEODORE ROOSEVELT was born into wealth on October 27, 1858, in New York City. As a young boy, he was sickly. At twelve, his father installed a gym on the second floor of their house and told young Teddy, “You have the mind but not the body. You must make your body.”

Two Secrets to Engagement You Can Employ Today

Leadership Freak

From January to June of 2018, 53% of workers in the U.S. were “not engaged” at work. 13% were actively disengaged. The latter group were working against their organization. Gallop) Complaints of incompetence:… Continue reading → energy engagement Leadership Development Management organizational success

The Big Picture of Business – Ethics… Good for Business

Strategy Driven

In order to succeed and thrive in modern society, all private and public sector entities must live by codes of ethics.

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Blueprints Aren’t Just For Buildings

Lead Change Blog

Amazing homes connect with your soul. The rooms just feel right. I felt wonder the first time I walked through the front door of our home. I knew it was different, unique. Later on, when the prior owner gave me a set of blueprints, I finally understood why the home felt so right. The original homeowners didn’t just slap a house together—they hired a great architect to think things through, to design something timeless.

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Books About Theodore Roosevelt

Leading Blog

O N THE OCCASION of the anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt's birth on October 27, 1858, we have assembled a list of some of the better books about him: Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership : Executive Lessons from the Bully Pulpit by James M.

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The dawn of the dead, only better

Aspire-CS

Photo credit: 123RF. There is something about you that you’ve either consigned to your deep unconscious or you’ve been ignoring it because it’s too painful. But you’re starting to notice that you aren’t at your best as a leader, and you need to know more about it before you can move forward.

Marshall on Leadership

Execupundit

If leadership depends purely on seniority you are defeated before you start. You give a good leader very little and he will succeed; you give mediocrity a great deal and they will fail. General George C. Marshall Anyone who studies great leaders should be studying George Marshall

Tear Down This Wall: 4 Ways to Fix Business and Tech’s ‘Women Problem’

Strategy Driven

Information technology (tech) is at the epicenter of the world’s economy. Apple, Microsoft, and Google are the foremost companies in the world. But women in tech, as in other industries, face obstacles from entry-level positions to the C-suite.

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Only One in Ten Have the Talent to Manage

Leadership Freak

“Gallup’s research reveals that about one in 10 people possess the talent to manage.” ” (Gallup) The myth of the great leader riding in on a white horse pollutes our thinking about the value… Continue reading → Leading Managing Leadership Management

5 Ways Over-Aligning With Your Boss Can Damage your Credibility

Let's Grow Leaders

Building a great relationship with your boss is so important as you work to up your game, get the feedback you need, navigate organizational politics, and grow your influence and impact. A great boss can also be a remarkable career elixir. And, […].

The Quietest Little Fellow

Execupundit

President Lincoln telling one of his assistants about General Grant: "Well, I hardly know what to think of him. He's the quietest little fellow you ever saw. He makes the least fuss of any man you ever saw.

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Designing Your First Office: A Guide

Strategy Driven

Becoming an established business with its own premises is a great leap forward in your company’s journey. No longer are you a one-person band; now you can hire talented employees and invite clients and suppliers to your office for meetings.