Sat.Sep 22, 2018 - Fri.Sep 28, 2018

What Happens Now? A Look at 7 Reasons Leaders Stall

Leading Blog

T HE ABILITY TO REINVENT YOURSELF is core to your success as a leader. The ground is shifting under your feet. The only way to stay relevant and therefore effective is to invest in building your skills as a leader. As you take on more responsibility, the demands on you as a leader change.

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Why It Takes More Than Skills to Be a Great Leader

Kevin Eikenberry

More is written about and more time and money are spent on leadership development and leadership effectiveness than ever. The reasons are many, and yet the results often fall far short of the hopes and expectations of those involved.

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Wife, Mother, Entrepreneur? 6 Tips to Help You Get Started in Business

Women on Business

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5 Pointers on How to Think Clearly


Developing clarity in thinking is becoming even more important in a world that is constantly trying to distract you. Overload of information being pushed at us, contrasting theories about almost everything, our own unconscious biases , ego and fear hamper our ability to look clearly through the fog.

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Comfortably Uncomfortable: 7 Ways Seeking Discomfort Makes You Better

RapidStart Leadership

Hey, I’m here at a local Park in Minnesota, getting ready to do my weekly tempo run. Believe it or not, I think that there is a very close parallel between learning to run fast and becoming a better leader, and it has to do with discomfort.

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5 Ways To Manage Your Energy Levels

Lead Change Blog

No one doubts that we live in a world that is moving at lightning pace. In fact, the speed of change has never been faster. As a result, the most common theme I keep hearing my clients and colleagues say is “there are not enough hours in the day.” ” How can I get everything done? I need to learn to manage my time better. I need to become more productive. Yet ironically, none of us can learn to manage time. As a leader, you all have 24 hours in a day – 1,440 minutes.

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What Do I Need to Consider if I’m Starting a Delivery Business?

Women on Business

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A Powerful, Proven Technique for Overcoming Negativity at Work

Let's Grow Leaders

Your team’s rightfully discouraged and a little stymied. Their negativity is rooted in facts. The truth is, you’re frustrated too. The struggle is real. So as a leader, how can you stay positive without looking out of touch? How do you harness […].

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The Case Against Busy – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

In this video, I’m talking about a pervasive “B” word in our society that is getting in the way of our success and our results. And I’m building a case against this word and giving you five reasons why we need to banish it from our vocabulary.

Women Entrepreneurs and Thinkers Change the Fintech Industry

Women on Business

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Why You Need To Motivate Your Staff

Joseph Lalonde

A big mistake many leaders make is assuming their team doesn’t need to be motivated. That their team can come in ready to work because they’re being paid. That’s a fair assumption… If our teams were robots. Robots don’t need to be motivated.

7 Characteristics of a Wise Leader

Ron Edmondson

I write and speak a lot about leadership. I know lots of good leaders. In fact, I work with many good leaders. I hope some would even say I have days where I meet the standard – whatever the standard is. I also write and speak a good deal about wisdom.

Why Do Good Projects Go Bad?

Strategy Driven

‘Why do good projects go bad?’ – This seems to be a question a lot of project managers end up asking themselves. This blog post presents some of the most common project management mistakes made by companies all over the world.

Using LinkedIn to Pitch to Journalists

Women on Business

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Predator 4

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The Predator is the fourth film in the Predator movie series. This time around, a Predator ship crash lands on Earth. An Army Ranger team is attacked by the Predator (Brian A. Prince). And then we discover there’s more to this Predator than we had once believed.

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A Leader in Time of Crisis, Uncertainty or Change

Ron Edmondson

It would be difficult to conclude Paul was not an effective leader. He was the arguably the most successful church planter of all times. He managed to plant churches and write books we are still using today. There is an interesting story in Acts 19 of a time of crisis.

Follow These 4 Tips to Increase Your Business Visibility

Strategy Driven

How widespread is your business’s brand awareness? Is the general public familiar with your products and services? In particular, does your audience purchase or use these services? In order to ensure that your company ventures are successful, you must spread the message about them to your customers.

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A Practical Guide to Finding a Great Place to Work

Let's Grow Leaders

Don’t Accept that New Job Until You Ask These Important Questions You’re looking for a great place to work; with people you admire and where jerks don’t survive. A place where you can get results, without losing your soul. A great place […].

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Leverage Your Network

Lead Change Blog

Have you read Friend of a Friend: Understanding The Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career by David Burkus ? David is a friend and an accomplished author, speaker, podcaster, and professor.

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Unplug from Technology!

Career Advancement

“Turn off your email; turn off your phone; disconnect from the Internet; figure out a way to set limits so you can concentrate when you need to, and disengage when you need to. Technology is a good servant but a bad master.”. Gretchen Rubin~.

How to Make the Most Out of Joint Promotions

Strategy Driven

With the market being as competitive as it is today, relying on your marketing and promotions budget isn’t always enough.

3 Secrets of Humble Leadership

Leadership Freak

The secrets of leadership are seen best by the humble. Arrogance blinds. There’s an inverse relationship between arrogance and perception. As arrogance goes up, self-perception goes down. 3 Secrets of humble leadership: #1.… … Continue reading → Humility courageous leaders Leadership Development

What Used to Be the Library


[Photo by Marten Bjork at Unsplash] This essay by Lars Walker in Intercollegiate Review did not shift me from agreeing with Shelby Foote's view of the significance of a library. And I like my Kindle

From Corner Office to Novelist

In the CEO Afterlife

On October 24th, I will be appearing at the West Vancouver Library to talk about my novel, The Circumstantial Enemy. At the event I will share the truth behind my fiction – what I wrote, why I wrote it, and what I learned from this challenging odyssey. .

Have You Insured Your Business Correctly?

Strategy Driven

Insurance: if you don’t have it, you’ll only wish you did if the time comes to call upon it. Indeed, it’s far safer, smarter (and sometimes more financially viable) to invest in insurance, just in case.

Preview Thursday: Transform Your Company

Lead Change Blog

The following is an excerpt from Transform Your Company: Escape Frustration, Align Your Business, and Get Your Life Back by Alex Vorobieff. The Beginning: Business Alignment. I always knew inherently that there was a place to start taking the dysfunction out of a business—and a way to keep it out.

Helping Us Commemorate 25 Years of Leadership Development

Kevin Eikenberry

We could have chosen to celebrate our 25 years of work in developing leaders and leadership development, but rather we wanted to commemorate it. Rather than planning a party, I went into the studio and created a series of 8 videos for you.

16 Signs You’re a Toxic Perfectionist

Leadership Freak

You’re a toxic perfectionist if: You’re stingy with gratitude. Giving compliments is like pulling teeth. No one’s work is good enough. Mistakes are proof you’re a loser. Pointing out errors is a sport.… … Continue reading → Leading

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Coaching people: you can do this!


Photo credit: 123RF. I teach leaders how to coach people in a highly experiential workshop where they get plenty of practice coaching each other before they leave the session.

Does Your Brand Pass Muster?

Lead Change Blog

In this month’s post, I consider the impact of change on your organisation’s brand. Are you hidebound by your organisation’s name? In any economy — local, regional, or national — your brand is everything. It is your reputation 24/7, 365, and it never switches off.

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Slight Edges


[Photo by Alvin Mahmudov at Unsplash] I've found that many people adopt certain habits to provide a slight edge on the small demands of life. Some examples: Filling the car's gas tank as soon as it reaches the half-full point. Shining shoes on Sunday.

7 Things New Inexperienced Leaders Must Do

Leadership Freak

The good news is you earned the opportunity to lead. The bad news is you’ll probably crash and burn. But get up again when you do.) 7 Things New Inexperienced Leaders Must Do:… Continue reading → Leading Marks of leaders Taking others higher Leadership Development leadership journey leadership success organizational success

7 Benchmarks Towards Success in an Organization

Ron Edmondson

Great organizations don’t just appear. There is usually some methodical approach, which takes time to achieve. Nothing worth doing well is ever easy. Thankfully, in my experience, there are certain benchmarks we can aim for, which seem to exist in successful organizations I’ve observed.

‘You Can’t Handle the Truth!’

Lead Change Blog

Or, can you? The headline is arguably the most memorable line in the 1992 movie, A Few Good Men. The line by Jack Nicholson’s character echoes what we’ve found is a common blind spot among today’s leaders: An openness to hearing the truth. It’s clear that truth telling is not a core competency for today’s organizations, based on our research and studies like the Edelman Trust Barometer.

How To Lead Your Boss

Eric Jacobson

The Courage Solution , a book by Mindy Mackenzie , is all about the simple truth that the only thing you can reliably change or control is yourself.

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5 Ways to Choose Important Over Urgent

Leadership Freak

People tend to choose urgent tasks they can complete quickly and put off important tasks that take longer to complete. The Mere Urgency Effect) Important tasks take longer and are more demanding than… Continue reading → Goals Personal Growth Social Media Leadership Leadership Development Priorities

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Beauty, Style, and Humor


[Photo by Matt Milton at Unsplash] From the last night of the Proms, 2018