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The One Thing Exceptional Leaders Never Forget

Tanveer Naseer

Recently, Tesla and Space X founder and CEO Elon Musk shared a powerful message on Twitter about his company’s recent launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket with the Tesla-driving Starman inside: Why Falcon Heavy & Starman? Life cannot just be about solving one sad problem after another.

10 Ways to Handle Conflict in a Healthy Way

Ron Edmondson

Where life involves people – whether among family, friends or co-workers – there will be potential for conflict. Any disagreement there? Want to fight about it? In fact, if relationships are normal, conflict is inevitable. But, conflict doesn’t have to destroy relationships.

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6 Power Tips for Tough Conversations

Leadership Freak

You tried to deal with the issue when it was small but there’s no improvement. Now it’s time for a tough conversation. Power Tips for Tough Conversations: #1. Build positive relationships: Positive relationships… Continue reading → Communication Feedback Leading Taking others higher Coaching Leadership Development

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The Wealthy Fisherman: Define, Learn, Do

Chris Brady

The following excerpt was taken from EDGE, co-authored by Chris Brady and Orrin Woodward. We once heard the story told of a young man who worked at a sporting goods store. He was in his second year. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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Bringing Your Business Office Into 2018 (Psst… It’s Not As Tough As It Sounds)

Strategy Driven

The office spaces form the heartbeat of any modern business operation. In fact, with the way things are going, their importance is greater than ever. However, the DNA of these spaces has changed massively in recent times.

4 Leadership Realities in Times of Transition

Ron Edmondson

There are some common occurrences during times of change in an organization. If a leader doesn’t understand them the chance for a successful transition is diminished, people remain frustrated, and progress is stalled. Leader, if you’re leading a time of transition here are four things to remember.

Intelligent Disobedience: 5 Ways to Invite Disconfirming Feedback

Leadership Freak

“Serious errors are avoided by the use of Intelligent Disobedience.” Ira Chaleff, author of Intelligent Disobedience: Doing Right When What You’re Told to Do Is Wrong. Blind obedience is dangerous: Skilled guide dogs disobey… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Decisions Feedback organizational success

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Tomb Raider

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Previously, Angelina Jolie brought the video game Tomb Raider to the big screen. Now Alicia Vikander takes over the moniker of Lara Croft and is the lead actress in the newest Tomb Raider movie. Tomb Raider tells the story of Lara Croft.

What Will You Learn Today?

Kevin Eikenberry

If you have kids or if you were ever a kid (and I’m guessing you can answer at least one of these affirmatively??), you have asked or been asked this question before: What did you learn today?

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How to Show Up, Stir Up, Build Up, and Shut Up

Leadership Freak

If you let your mind wander, you’ll end up where you don’t want to go. Give your personal leadership focus and direction. #1. Show Up. Bring your best self to work by determining… Continue reading → Encouragement energy Marks of leaders Motivation Personal Growth Success Taking others higher Growth Leadership Development leadership success

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DOA: Don’t Let This Happen To Your E-Commerce Business

Strategy Driven

It’s a well-known fact that the majority of new businesses online fail, typically within their first year. Why does this happen? What’s the cause? These are questions that you should be interested in if you are planning on setting up your own e-commerce company.


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I personally have been interested in "The Massacre" (published in 1954 ASIN: B004MLR0WO ) by author John J. Vrooman, since the book mentions the half-blood brother, Jacques Van Slyck, whose Dutchman's mother was Otstoch (a half Mohawk and half French child).

Manage Polarities. or Step Off the Seesaw

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Do you seesaw back and forth, trying to manage polarities in your life and find the right balance? There are a lot of seesaws you can get caught on: Overcommitted — Bored Trust too easily — Distrustful Being agreeable — Blowing up Overeating — Dieting When the seesaw tips, our natural tendency is to try […]. The post Manage Polarities. or Step Off the Seesaw appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

The Complete List of ‘UP’ for Leaders

Leadership Freak

Thanks to readers who correct, clarify, and expand on the ideas presented here on Leadership Freak. Several readers expanded the ideas in this morning’s post. I can’t resist compiling a ‘complete’ list of… Continue reading → Leading Leadership

Self-Feedback: The Art of Giving Feedback to Ourselves

Kevin Eikenberry

Feedback. When we think about that word, we think about giving it to someone or receiving it from someone. We don’t think about self-feedback – giving feedback to ourselves. Perhaps that will change for you after reading this article. Self-Feedback requires no one but yourself.

Forward Looking Feedback

Lead Change Blog

Rekha was a new manager who got promoted to a team manager role based on her hard work and dedication. But like most first time managers, she was struggling to provide effective feedback to her team members. She would often give them feedback in front of the whole team, or would make the feedback sound so negative that it would do more damage than good to the individual concerned.

The Ransberger Pivot: How to Win an Argument By Not Arguing

RapidStart Leadership

“Do you ever really ‘win’ an argument?” When someone says something that we don’t agree with, our first impulse is often to contradict or correct them. They are wrong. We are right. Then they argue back. The debate becomes heated, personal, and ultimately counterproductive. No minds are changed.

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7 Power Tips for Having a Tough Conversation

Leadership Freak

“The point is this: difficult conversations are almost never about getting the facts right. They are about conflicting perceptions, interpretations, and values.” Douglas Stone, Difficult Conversations. 7 Power Tips for Having a Tough… Continue reading → Change Communication compassion Curiosity Feedback Humility Leadership Development

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The Power of Vulnerability with Jeff Manchester

Kevin Eikenberry

The height of your team’s performance is directly related to the depth of connection among its members. Jeff Manchester, co-author of THE POWER OF VULNERABILITY: How to Create a Team of Leaders by Shifting INward, discusses vulnerability in the workplace.

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Preview Thursday: The Essentials of Theory U

Lead Change Blog

The following is an excerpt from The Essentials of Theory U. Three Divides. Today, if we look into the abyss, we see three major divides. They are: • The ecological divide : unprecedented environmental destruction—resulting in the loss of nature. •

The Things To Consider When Growing Your Business

Strategy Driven

A small business can turn into big things with the right time and effort put into it. Often these successful and thriving businesses start out as just an idea. An idea that will grow into something with nurturing and investment.

How to See Opportunity Everywhere You Go

Leadership Freak

The way you show up impacts what you see. Leaders who show up to fix things see problems and inadequacies. Leaders who show up to celebrate progress see strengths and opportunities. The world… Continue reading → compassion Leadership Development

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Go See


[Photo by Igor Ovsyannykov at Unsplash] I could request a report, but I'd better go see. I could make a call but I will learn more if I go see.

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Seth Godin on The Human Side of Business


I created a series of sketch notes for Tiffani Bova’s “ What’s Next ” podcast where she meets brilliant people to discuss customer experience, growth and innovation. Tiffani Bova is a Global Customer Growth and Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce.

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Tips For Managing Retail Staff Effectively

Strategy Driven

If you are a retail manager or store owner, then you’re probably already aware of the difficulties in managing staff. However, business success is dependent on doing it properly. Now you don’t need to read up on the latest management techniques.

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The Six Pitfalls of Leadership

Leadership Freak

The pitfalls of leadership spring from within. Dangers that emerge from within are more perilous than dangers that attack from without. The Six Pitfalls of Leadership: #1. Perceived knowledge. Those who think they… Continue reading → Accountability Curiosity Failure Leading Listening Personal Growth Success Leadership Leadership Development

7 Reasons We Avoid Progress

Ron Edmondson

We have to be very careful with progress. Progress can be a fun. Most leaders want to see progress. Most people do also. But, as much as we may want – and need – progress, there are reasons we naturally tend to avoid it.

Leadership Can Sometimes Come from Where You Least Expect It

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Scot Hunsaker: Back in 2000, my company, Counsilman ? Hunsaker was in need of a receptionist. After our interview process, we found Macy to be the best fit for the position. It would be an understatement to say that when she interviewed with us and was hired, she was inexperienced in the industry. From day one, however, she displayed a natural curiosity for how the business worked and, most importantly, how it could be improved and what role she could play in that improvement.

Maintaining A Professional Image For Your Business

Strategy Driven

We all know that a business needs to impress the target market if it’s going to be successful. You’re competing for the attention of consumers that are potential clients for your company.

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People who Believe They Have No Control Act as if They Don’t Matter

Leadership Freak

People who believe they have no control forfeit their power and act as if they don’t matter. Helplessness: Waits for instructions. Rejects creative solution-seeking. Avoids risk. Gives up quickly. Complains when results disappoint. When you try to change things but everything stays the same, eventually you give up. Three steps to helplessness: Belief that … … Continue reading → Power

A Difficult Day Every Leader Must Face

Ron Edmondson

There is a day every leader has to face, even though no leader necessarily wants to face it. I have walked through this day with dozens of leaders over the years and it’s never a fun process. It’s the day when it’s time to no longer be the leader.

Registering A Company In The UK Need Not Be Tricky – Follow These 5 Simple Steps

Women on Business

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3 Ways To Spend Less On Your Company Cars

Strategy Driven

Most business owners will invest in at least one company car as their operations begin to succeed. The issue is that you could end up spending far more than is necessary if you take the incorrect approach.

Creating Change Starts with ‘Getting Out of One’s Bubble’

Leadership Freak

Book giveaway!! 20 complimentary copies available. Leave a comment on this guest post by Dr. C. Otto Scharmer to become eligible to win one of TWENTY complimentary copies of Essentials of Theory U. Deadline:… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Leading

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The 3 Mental Qualities of Great Leaders

Leading Blog

L EADERSHIP BEGINS in the mind. To lead effectively we must understand what is going on inside of us, so that we can lead ourselves. Only when we have developed a consistent habit of doing that can we then better understand and lead others and then collectively our teams and organizations.

Guest Interview: Stay On Top Of Your Work Podcast

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton This week you can listen to a brand new interview I did with Kate Kurzawska, host of the Timecamp Stay on Top of Your Work Podcast! Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends 7 lenses of ethical leadership complexity ethical business ethical leader ethical leadership ethical thinking ethics

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The Central Tenets Of ‘Business-Client’ Communication

Strategy Driven

Your business can be the tightest and most impressively run ship in the world. It’s likely you’re working towards this end. However, without the power of a customer and client base behind you, you’ll agree that things will likely not last very long.