Sat.Dec 09, 2017 - Fri.Dec 15, 2017

4 Do’s and Don’ts to Help Ministers at Christmas

Ron Edmondson

I have posted some of these thoughts several years ago, but decided the subject needed mentioning again. One of my goals in ministry is to help protect the ministers and their family. Through this blog I reach thousands of men and women who serve God in a vocational role.

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Eight Ways to Be a Better Employee in 2018

Kevin Eikenberry

If you work, you are an employee. Much of what I write about here is about leadership and how to be more effective in helping others choose to follow us in the pursuit of desirable outcomes. But every leader is a member of the team too. Even the CEO, even the owner. For the next […].

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How Organizations Can Help New Leaders To Succeed

Tanveer Naseer

Without question, one of the common tasks organizations everywhere have to deal with is leadership development.

5 Ways to Lead Change in a Change-Averse Environment

Lead Change Blog

Despite the constancy of change in today’s global marketplace, the environment for change in many organizations is unfriendly at best. Few organizations have the appetite for change found at Facebook, Google, Amazon, and other innovative firms. I work extensively with CPAs, CFOs, and other technical professionals; a group not known for its propensity to change. As a leader, you recognize that when the pace of internal change lags the pace of change in the external environment.

Leading your team through a crisis


Every once in a while, I work with a leader who heads up an organization that has been traumatized by an event or situation.

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How Leaders Defeat Insecurity and Build Bold Teams

Leadership Freak

You produce weakness in others when you exercise power unless you use power to fill others with confidence. You cannot empower people by exercising power over them. The work of successful leaders is… Continue reading → Personal Growth Power weaknesses Leadership Development organizational success

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What’s the Risk When a Values-Driven Company Like Patagonia Takes a Stand

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

We don’t see many examples of companies taking a stand for their values. My own observation is that most companies are driven by profits, not values. Most leaders see values and profits as belonging to different realms – values on the “soft” side and profits on the “hard” side of business. Every once in a […]. The post What’s the Risk When a Values-Driven Company Like Patagonia Takes a Stand appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

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Space Leadership Comes Before Selfies

Lead Change Blog

I have had three opportunities to participate in “ NASA Socials ,” gatherings of selected social media aficionados to help tell NASA’s story. Two of those NASA Socials took place at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL. Both times, KSC Director Bob Cabana stopped in to greet us. At one of the visits, he grabbed his phone and took a fun selfie with our group.

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Do you have the Global Mindset Necessary to Lead your Team?

Leadership Freak

New Book Giveaway!! 20 free copies of Destination Facilitation: A Travel Guide to Training Around the World. Leave a comment on this guest post by Donna Steffey to become eligible to win one of… Continue reading → Author Book Notes

7 Christmas Gift Suggestions for Your Wife

Ron Edmondson

I’m going on a wild hunch there are some men who haven’t even thought about what they’ll get their wife for Christmas yet. I understand. It probably still seems early to Christmas Eve shoppers. (I

A Five Step Strategy to Starting Your New Business

Strategy Driven

Starting a business is an exciting adventure, but doing it wrong can easily turn it into a financial disaster. That is why you need to strategize effectively and know how to move your business forward for success. The more you plan before you launch, the better.

Hey Leader… PHAT is Good For You!

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Dean Lindsay : I read a funny cartoon in Fast Company magazine a good while back. It was of two fish swimming next to each other. One of the fish had a hook dangling from its mouth.

How To Overcome Self-Doubt

Joseph Lalonde

Your mind is lying to you. One of the things I’ve battled with throughout my life has been self-doubt. I doubt that I’m good enough. I doubt people like me. And I doubt I make an impact on the world. No one has told me any of those things.

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The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact

Kevin Eikenberry

by Chip Heath and Dan Heath Have you ever wondered why when you go on a vacation, certain moments seem to encapsulate how you feel and what you remember about the entire trip? Have you ever thought about exactly why some moments have been so memorable and important in your life’s journey?

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Loud and Proud: Spreading The Word About Your Business

Strategy Driven

You want to let the world know about your company. You’re delighted with how you’ve managed to build your own business from scratch and now your aim is to spread the word as far as it can go. There are many ways in which you can go about this, but you need to get your advertising game on point.

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Integrity and Trustworthiness: A Lost Art?

Lead Change Blog

“You are only as good as your word.” This used to be a popular, if trite and overstated concept. Unfortunately, in many circles today, the mantra may sound to many as some quaint old notion. We all know that, in reality, it’s far more than that. Without high integrity – without an implicit trust that people can fully believe you actually mean what you say – all of our interactions with other people are cheapened dramatically.

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Bock on Books


Wally Bock , a very wise man who has been pointing to books that have shaped the lives of others, notes the books that have shaped his life. [I I will be posting my own list later

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Stop Living In The Past

Joseph Lalonde

It's okay to visit but not live there I’m a huge proponent of using your past to help propel you towards your future. You have a long list of victories you’ve accomplished in your past.

3 Ways to Further Your Business Career

Strategy Driven

Getting a job in business is a great way to use your creative and analytical skills, so it is no wonder that so many people pursue degrees in the field. But if you have been working in the business for a while and you have been in the same position for several years, you might be in search of more.

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Six Questions To Ask Your Direct Reports

Eric Jacobson

To help you bring out the best in your team, you need to get close and understand their skills, abilities, and motivations. So, the authors of the book, Your First Leadership Job , recommend you hold getting-to-know-you conversations with each of your direct reports. Ask these open-ended questions.

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Procedure Creep


A small group of people from various specialties assembled to discuss development of a policy which could affect them all.

Pass Judgment

Leading Blog

P OLITE SOCIETY teaches us that passing judgment isn’t nice. It’s demeaning, we’re told, especially when it’s applied to people. However well intended though, a reluctance to judge when leading people and managing an organization will hold the people and the organization back.

How to Boost Conversion of Your Business Blog

Strategy Driven

Content marketing is a big part of today’s internet marketing landscape. Businesses are sharing valuable content to attract visitors and grow their audience.

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Solution Saturday: I’m a Junior Manager but Should be a Director

Leadership Freak

Dear Dan, I hope you can help me with my question. It is related to the impact of the job titles/ levels in companies while you are negotiating. I would like to hear your… Continue reading → Solution Saturday Growth Leadership Development

10 Ways To Improve Your Connection Skills

Eric Jacobson

"Connection is what transforms a dog-eat-dog environment into a sled-dog team that pulls together," says Michael Lee Stallard , author of the book, Connection Culture. Connection builds an emotional bond that promotes trust, cooperation, and esprit de corps among people in the workplace."

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Be a Contrarian with Grace

Lead Change Blog

Every workgroup needs a contrarian. People with different points of view, experiences, or attitudes move conversation and decision-making to a higher level. They aid in getting unconventional ideas and options noticed, comfort zones expanded, and results improved. That’s the upside. Some contrarians can also bring things to a complete halt.

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Why Engaging with Previous Customers Is Key to The Success of Your Handmade Crafts Business

Strategy Driven

How to Seize End-of-Year-Power

Leadership Freak

End of year conversations carry unique weight. Why not stoke some fires? A forward-facing conversation with you transforms attitudes. A good word from you energizes effort. Baggage: A leader recently told me how… Continue reading → Encouragement

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Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Die Hard

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Christmas Throwback Article I usually start the Christmas season off by watching my favorite Christmas movie on Black Friday or that Saturday. This year, I postponed it but was able to get around to watching what I consider to be one of the best Christmas movies out there.

Book Notes – Originals by Adam Grant

RapidStart Leadership

What does it take to question the status quo and produce something original? That’s the question that author Adam Grant poses in his 2016 book Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World. The answer he reaches might surprise you.

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Keeping Abreast: Aligning Managers With Your Orders

Strategy Driven

One of the greatest difficulties in business has been and may always be, maintaining a good level of communication. This is especially true for the people you rely on to make your business function from day to day.

Three Tips for Leading Your Team Into a New Year

Michael Lee Stallard

As the current year draws to a close, now is the time to establish your plan to begin the new year on a strong note. Here are three tips for leading your team into a new year of goals. STEP 1: REFOCUS.

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Focus on Clarity

Lead Change Blog

There’s a saying that says that we don’t remember the days, we only remember the moments. I’m sure you were probably out having lots of fun this holiday season with friends and family making the most of every moment. And I bet you were also probably capturing some of those magical moments with a camera – probably the one on your smartphone. As you know, most cameras that people use today, like on a smartphone, come with something called “autofocus.”

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There's a Password for Every Door

Leading Blog

H OW DO YOU make things happen? How does it feel to not be afraid? Steve Sims, the founder of Bluefish , has built a company that gets things done. Bluefish makes seemingly out-of-reach, change-your-life, experiences happen.

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How to Turn Traveling the World into a Career

Strategy Driven

It’s a story everyone has heard and maybe even experienced a hundred times before – the hard worker desperate to escape their monotonous corporate life to pursue adventure in far off lands. Each of us has at least a seed of wanderlust waiting to grow and tempt us away from routine and stability.

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Anese Cavanaugh

Time is of the essence, but YOU have to make it and take it back. Here’s how. Self-Awareness Energy Leadership

Music Break


Apollo's Fire with Vivaldi's "La Folia." Crank it up. Photo by David Beale at Unsplash