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Servant Leadership: Each of Us Has an Opportunity to Serve

Joseph Lalonde

A Guest Article By Ken Blanchard Sometimes when I’m leading a session for a big group of managers, I’ll ask, “How many of you think of yourself as a leader?” Usually, only about one-third of them raise their hands.

9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future

Leading Blog

I F SOMEONE IS WILLING to share the wisdom of their experience, it’s worth taking the time to absorb their message. By seeking out the experiences of others, we can grow faster with less drama.

7 Ways I Partner with My Wife in Ministry

Ron Edmondson

Storytelling: Begin With The End in Mind


Stories and narratives that touch us emotionally have power to transform us. When hearing a moving speech, story or talk, we feel that it is delivered effortlessly but we know it doesn’t happen on its own.

Tips and Tricks for Scaling Up Your Business

Women on Business

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How to Run a Better Project: A Communication Tool For Project Managers

Let's Grow Leaders

Whether you’re a PMI certified project manager working to spearhead several large-scale projects, or a manager balancing a critical project while still doing your day job, you know the importance of communication. And yet, people typically don’t communicate well. Especially not about […].

Are You Making These Writing Errors? – Infographic

Women on Business

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Servant Leadership In Action

Eric Jacobson

Tomorrow, March 6, brings the release of the new definitive book on servant leadership. A curated collection of incredibly insightful and motivational perspectives on servant leadership via essays by 44 servant leaders.

Three Ways to Identify Manipulative Listening Tactics

Leadership Freak

Manipulative listening undermines leadership. Three ways to spot manipulative listeners Manipulators listen… #1. To protect status. If they speak, they may reveal ignorance. And heaven forbid they should be seen as anything less… Continue reading → Listening Leadership Development leadership success

Be realistic about your successes and failures


Take a moment to think back on the leadership successes and failures you have experienced. Ask yourself, “Who is responsible for my successes?” and then, “Who is responsible for my failures?”. Think broadly as you ponder those questions.

What You Can Expect from Networking

Women on Business

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5 Secrets of a Utility Player: How to Hire For Indispensable

Let's Grow Leaders

It’s easy to hire for rock stars—the folks with the exact niche skills you need in the marketplace. But don’t underestimate the value of a true utility player for long-term success. How (and Why) to Find, Hire (and Promote) a Utility Player […].

Three Leadership Quotes from the Movie Black Panther

Leadership Freak

We just watched the movie Black Panther. Frankly, I thought it was ho hum. Maybe because I was comparing it to Wonder Woman which rocked. However, I heard some great leadership wisdom from… Continue reading → Leadership quotes Leading Leadership Leadership Development leadership journey

#Podcast Interview With Mark Miller on How to Attract and Retain Top Talent

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

In this podcast, I interview Mark Miller about what’s behind his new book Talent Magnet: How to Attract and Retain Top Talent. We jump right in by exploring what Mark means by “top talent” and why he believes there is a “war for talent.”

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Problem Solving Steps: 3 Steps to Take Before You Take Any Steps

RapidStart Leadership

Is the first problem solving step really ‘Identify the Problem?’ If you’ve ever watched someone who is tired or emotional struggling to solve a problem, you know that somebody forgot a step in the problem solving process.

How Do You Score on the Business Stress-O-Meter?

Next Level Blog

Earlier this year, I was talking with an executive coaching client about everything that was going on at once in his business life.

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The Leader Who Heard

Leadership Freak

Wouldn’t you love for someone to listen to you? Why not be that person for others? 5 reasons leaders have closed ears: No aspiration to listen. Have you ever heard a leader exclaim,… Continue reading → Curiosity Listening Questions Leadership Development

What Does A Healthy Leader Look Like?

Joseph Lalonde

Becoming A Healthy Leader We all know a leader should be healthy. But what does a healthy leader look like? That’s a million dollar question. And a question that deserves an answer. If you ask 10 people what a healthy leader looks like, you’ll probably get 10 answers.

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10 Leadership Statements Often Coming From A Heart Of Pride

Ron Edmondson

“Pride goes before destruction…” Proverbs 16:18. We are all capable of pride. Some of us more than others. I’ve learned over the years – mostly from my own personal growth and experience many times what may appear to us, or what we may label as, a leadership style or personality is actually a leader’s personal battle and a sin of pride. And, pride is very dangerous. “Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.”

Leading through the Identity Paradox

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Larry Ackerman: Change, and the need to keep pace with it, has been a dominant leadership challenge for at least three decades.

How to Throw Someone In the Deep End of the Pool

Leadership Freak

Coddling is degrading because it tells people they’re incompetent. Pampering devalues strength. Over-protection is rejection. Stretch yourself if you want to grow. It’s not a stretch assignment if it doesn’t keep you… Continue reading → Coaching Encouragement Personal Growth Stress Leadership Development

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Professional Development Goals for Work

Career Advancement

“Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization.” ~Bo Bo Bennett~. Gianna had achieved some big milestones over the past year.

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The World Of Websites: Everything You’ll Ever Need To Know

Strategy Driven

As a business owner, you know that you need a website. The internet is definitely the future, and it has been for some time. So even when your business is offline, and you have a physical store or office, you know that you’re missing out on a huge chunk of custom by not being online.

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172: Build One Powerful Habit at a Time

Engaging Leader

Success is about doing the right thing, not about doing everything right. Achieving extraordinary results doesn’t require you to be a full-time disciplined person or team, where your every action is trained and where control is the solution to every situation.

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7 Responses that Defeat Manipulators

Leadership Freak

Manipulators create and exploit vulnerabilities for personal advantage. One manipulator bragged how she could cut people without them knowing it. 3 marks of manipulators: #1. Want you to feel obliged or inadequate. There’s… Continue reading → Personal Growth Growth Leadership Development

March Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the March Leadership Development Carnival! The themes for this month are… Let’s get started! Communication. Jason Carroll of IA HR provided How to Avoid ‘Fake News’ in Your Workforce Analytics.

Why Every Business Owner Should Study Supply Chain Management

Strategy Driven

No matter if you run a manufacturing business or a small online store, you need to stay competitive by making sure that you reduce waste and improve customer satisfaction every day.

Creating Leadership Flex with Jane Hyun

Kevin Eikenberry

How can we leverage differences to achieve our business goals? The idea of diversity has been around for years and we need to move beyond that to succeed. Jane Hyun, author of Flex: The New Playbook for Managing Across Differences, discusses cultural fluency to navigate across groups.

How to Survive an Ambush After the Meeting

Leadership Freak

Your team just made an important decision. You think everyone left the meeting ready to go. But Barney sticks his head in the door and asks, “Got a minute?” Barney says, “I’m not… Continue reading → Communication Purpose Questions Meetings

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Getting And Staying Healthy As A Leader

Joseph Lalonde

Becoming A Healthy Leader With everything on a leader’s plate, staying healthy as a leader sometimes falls by the wayside. Thoughts of “How do I fit exercise into my daily routine” to “I can’t do a lot of exercises because I’m not in shape” fill your mind. You’re lost on where to start and where to go when you’re looking to become healthy. The physical strength needed to get started exercising can seem overwhelming.

Workplace Design Tips To Increase Profit Margins

Strategy Driven

Were you aware that the design of your workplace is important for employee engagement and customer satisfaction? As a business owner it is important to consider and make adaptations to the aesthetics of your premises in order to increase productivity and sales.

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How to Hire Remote Rockstars

Kevin Eikenberry

More and more people are working remotely at least some of the time. A study from the freelancing website Upwork reports that nearly two-thirds of companies have remote workers. Put those facts together and it is clear – if you don’t have any remote workers now, you likely will soon.

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Leadership Freak Reading List for March

Leadership Freak

“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” Harry S. Truman I’m currently two thirds the way through The Education of a Coach by David Halberstam. It’s the story of Bill Belichick,… Continue reading → Book Notes

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