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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.

7 Ways I Partner with My Wife in Ministry

Ron Edmondson

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

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.

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.

7 Ways to Respond to Difficult People In the Church

Ron Edmondson

If you are not active in the local church (which is a small part of my blog readership), please allow me to apologize in advance for this post. It’s really written to those inside the church – especially pastors. Please know it’s not at all representative of everyone in the church.

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.

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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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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.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Death Wish

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article I’ve often wondered what I would do if I was ever put into a situation like Bryan Mills from Taken or, now, Dr. Paul Kersey (Bruce Willis) in the new Death Wish movie. Would I want to extract revenge for the pain brought upon me or the deaths I had to witness?

Servant Leadership—a Movement Whose Time Has Come

Lead Change Blog

Servant Leadership in Action: How to Achieve Great Relationships and Results , which I coedited with Renee Broadwell, launched this week and is already hitting bestseller lists.

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#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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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.

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.”

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

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.

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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Inside the Soul of a Servant Leader

Lead Change Blog

It was a gorgeous day in downtown New Orleans. The streets of the French Quarter were very busy readying for the upcoming Mardi Gras parades. I was walking with my client to a nearby restaurant for a quick lunch before I was to deliver an afternoon keynote at his high-tech company’s leadership conference. At the morning break, his colleagues had said of this charismatic leader, “He doesn’t just walk the talk, he runs it.” The company had finished a year of spectacular growth by all measures.

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

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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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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Leading Organizational Change: It Starts with You

Lead Change Blog

Mark Twain once said, “the only person who likes change is a wet baby.” The same is true of most organizations. It may not be a wet diaper, but change isn’t usually welcome until there’s a crisis or problem at hand. After all, organizations take on the characteristics of the people who serve there. Leading change is challenging for a host of reasons. As human beings, we are creatures of habit. And it’s hard to change habits and routines.

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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Are You Making These Writing Errors? – Infographic

Women on Business

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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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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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Don’t Get Seduced Into Skipping Stones

Lead Change Blog

Skipping Stones. I still remember the first time I was introduced to skipping stones. My grandfather led me down the hill to the creek behind our family’s cabin. As we stood on the shoreline at the rushing river’s edge, I watched him root around for a few smooth, flat stones. What I witnessed next amazed me. He threw a rock in a way that it skimmed the surface of the water, skipping several times before sinking to the bottom of the stream.

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.

How motivated leaders leave a legacy

Lead on Purpose

The most successful companies have motivated leaders that inspire motivation at all levels of the organization. They are motivated for a real purpose, not just for money or other short-term rewards. Is it possible to create an environment where great … Continue reading → Leadership Purpose accountability dedication legacy motivation passion

Mary Poppins Was Wrong About a Spoonful of Sugar

Leadership Freak

Mary Poppins was wrong. It takes a truck-load of sugar to sweeten a spoonful of sour. Sour grows and intensifies apart from intervention. Apart from intervention, sour consumes sweetness and moves to its next… Continue reading → Culture Humility Optimism Personal Growth Leadership Development organizational success

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 […].

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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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.

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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Choosing the Right Web Hosting for Your Website

Strategy Driven

Launching a website requires more than simply choosing a domain name and uploading content you want to share. Choosing the right web hosting provider is essential when you want to get the most out of your online presence, regardless of the purpose of your website.