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The Lesson of Initiative

Chris Brady

The following excerpt was taking from Chris Brady's critically acclaimed book, Leadership Lessons from the Age of Fighting Sail. One trait common to all leaders is initiative. Leaders don’t have to. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Arup Settles $1.7B Australia Toll Road Revenue Forecast Suit


As defense breaks down, AE is mum on the pact amount, estimated at about $80 million, reports say

4 Gifts Blockchain will Bring the Supply Chain in the New Year

Let's Grow Leaders

At this time of the year, trends, forecasts and innovations that are driving the technology industry forward are often summarized, and an outlook for the New Year is given. And… Supply Chain Management blockchain supply chain management

10 Difficult Lessons Experience Taught Me

Ron Edmondson

Some of life’s greatest lessons come packaged in a hard personal experience. I’ve learned a few things in life, but truly, the greatest things I know came through mistakes, failures and disappointments.

10 New Year Resolutions For A Great Leadership Year

Terry Starbucker

There’s nothing better than kicking a new year off with the wind at your back and a core set of resolutions to guide you to greatness. Indeed my fellow leaders, it’s that time again to ready ourselves to embody the very definition of “lead”, and show the way.

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Here’s What Could Be in HTC’s ‘Vive 1.5’

Lead Change Blog

HTC made a not so subtle tease today that a new version of the HTC Vive is on the way with improved resolution. While it doesn’t look like this will be positioned as a ‘Vive 2’, here’s what we could see from a ‘Vive 1.5’

5 Ways Leaders Can Focus When Everything Is Important

Let's Grow Leaders

“Mark, What’s your M.I.T.?” Mark pushed back from his desk. That’s a great question. I’ve so much flying at me…” He sighed. “I I don’t have a clue.” Mark’s calendar might look familiar: wall-to-wall meetings, often with two or three appointments competing for […]. Energy & Engagement Results & Execution Winning Well Focus leadership management Mind the MIT prioritization

Sales Tips: A 2018 Resolution for Sellers


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Work-Life Balance Tips for Women Entrepreneurs

Women on Business

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Five Quick Posts on How to Be Successful in 2018

Next Level Blog

Happy new year everyone! Here’s hoping that 2018 is everything you want it to be. To give you some fuel for the journey, here are five quick posts about how to set yourself up for success this year. These posts cover strategies and tactics that have worked for both my clients and me so I’m confident they’ll work for you too.

Set Goals for What Matters

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Goals are powerful, especially if you choose only a few. A laundry list is almost impossible to stay focused on. But if you choose two or three realistic, specific goals, and write them down, you are likely to achieve them. But first, make sure you set goals for what matters most.

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Blacks' high diabetes risk driven by obesity, not mystery

Chart Your Course

In a surprising finding, blacks and whites have the same risk of developing diabetes when all biological factors for the disease are considered over time, reports a study. The finding flips long-held beliefs that there is an unexplained reason why blacks have double the rate of diabetes compared to whites by midlife, which is considered early onset

You Unplugged: Prepare to be Spontaneous

Leading Blog

M OST OF THE SPEAKING we do is impromptu. And for most of us it’s spontaneous. We’re winging it. After all it’s impromptu. But, as we’ve all experienced, that doesn’t always go well. Judith Humphrey writes in Impromptu: Leading in the Moment , that “you must prepare to be spontaneous.”

Nearly 50% of Upper-Level Managers Avoid Holding People Accountable

Leadership Freak

46% of upper-level managers are rated “too little” on the item, “Holds people accountable … ” (HBR) You missed the point if accountability is: Coercing reluctance to do things it isn’t committed to… Continue reading → Accountability Leadership Development organizational success

Let Me Introduce You To Some Awesome Influencers

Joseph Lalonde

Meet these exceptional people Meeting new people is one of the greatest joys of mine as a leader. Because of my position, I’ve met youth leaders, business leaders, leaders in the online space, pastors, and so many others. Each new meeting brings me a new understanding of leadership.

3 Steps to Setting Achievable Goals

Ron Edmondson

Many people tell me they don’t make resolutions, because they don’t work. They can’t seem to keep them. And, apparently it’s true. Every year I see the same reports telling us how many people don’t keep the resolutions they make. No encouragement there.

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Three Ways to Preview Your Coming Success

Kevin Eikenberry

You may be wondering if the title is correct – am I really going to help you preview your future success? Am I going to give you a magical crystal ball or turn you into a psychic? No, no crystal balls (or Magic 8 Balls) will appear as a result of reading this article. While […].

Accountability as an Energy-Giving Experience

Leadership Freak

Be accountable if you want to hold others accountable. Think of accountability as having someone in the boat with you. Who rows with you? Shout your goals from the rooftop. Secrets protect. Accountability… Continue reading → Accountability Leadership Development organizational success

2018: the Year of Self-Confidence

Lead Change Blog

In a recent survey by the Institute of Leadership and Management, 40 percent of respondents reported that they lacked self-confidence. How you feel about your performance at work and about your competence relates to how well and how quickly you can do your job. It even affects how you interact with your coworkers and boss.

The Most Popular Videos on Our YouTube Channel in 2017

Deming Institute

Here are the most popular videos on The W. Edwards Deming Institute You Tube channel in the last year. Those with W. Edwards Deming in them are the most popular. The videos with the most views in the last year: W.

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New Year, New Influence: An Easy Way to Show Up Stronger

Let's Grow Leaders

“Brad” was a solid manager with stagnated results. He was great at constructive feedback and holding his team accountable, but recognition did not come naturally to him. “Why should I say thank you to someone for just doing their job?” ” He was frustrated […]. Winning Well new year habits

How to Have a “New” Year in 2018

Leadership Freak

New Years Day arrives and leaves like every other day. It’s different for one reason. We make it different. New Years is different because you do different things. The folks where we live… Continue reading → Personal Growth Leadership Development organizational success

8 Email Etiquette Guidelines Every Professional Needs to Know

Lead Change Blog

As a leader, the chances are that you’re constantly dealing with emails. Whether you’re answering them from your bosses or handling all the enquires from your team, it’s estimated that all American workers spend about 25% of their day on their emails. But as a leader, get these emails right is vital to your success. To help keep you in the know and so you can be the best leader you can be, here are nine rules you can start following today. Use a Professional Email Address.

20 SEO Techniques You Should Use in 2018 [Infographic]

Women on Business

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Growing Companies Can Still Excite Employees with Startup Energy Even When No Longer a Startup

Steve Farber

Those early days are a blast but at some point, the fun becomes work. This entrepreneur figured out how to maintain the same excitement in later stages. How to Hire the Best

These Are Not the Most Read Articles But They Are the Most Impactful For the Association Community

Rapid BI

The end of the year blog post wrap up is pretty easy for writers. Just look through Google analytics and see which posts had the most views. Not only is it easy, but this format is also a great way to get favorite content back in front of readers. Win, win! But is there a way to make it better?

How to Juggle Leading and Living

Lead Change Blog

People are incredible creatures; they can juggle so many important things and make it all look effortless. From running a business to running a home, there are many facets to a successful life, and as easy as it may look from afar, there is a lot of work involved. It takes a lot of self-discipline and a penchant for planning to be able to keep everything going smoothly.

Exactly When to Travel to Win Consulting Projects

David A Fields

Jay James, CEO of Big JJ, Inc. emails you about a potential consulting project he’d like your consulting firm to handle. At the end of your follow-up call with Jay, he suggests you meet with him and his senior team in person to discuss the consulting opportunity.

18 Most-Anticipated Big Idea Books of 2018


I love books. One of my New Year’s Resolutions this year is to read 100 books. (I I probably read around this every year but I’ve never tracked it…this year I will.) So naturally, one of the first things I wanted to do in the new year is assemble a reading list of sorts. I’ve read a few of these already in their advance copy form, but I’m looking forward to seeing all of these in print this year.

Three Daily Resolutions of Effective Leaders

Management Excellence

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Author Interview: “Write, Think, Learn”


Mary Tedrow agreed to answer a few questions about her new book, “Write, Think, Learn: Tapping The Power Of Daily Student Writing Across The Content Areas,” in my latest Education Week Teacher column. Here are some excerpts: Ed Week Teacher

Space to Think: 8 Ways to Find Quiet in a Noisy World

RapidStart Leadership

How do you find the space to think in a noisy world? We are bombarded all day long by messages telling us what to do, and what to think. Someone else is always trying to put their thoughts into our heads.

Four Key Areas for Routines … Even if You’re Spontaneous

Steve Farber

Routines are a normal part of life for most successful people – even for those who consider themselves spontaneous. And speaking as someone who considers himself spontaneous, let me just say this: Thank goodness, we can rule over our routines rather than allowing them to rule over us. Routines don’t have to be rigid. They don’t have to become boring. They don’t have to create ruts that get us stuck like an old West chuckwagon in a storm.

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