Sat.Aug 06, 2011 - Fri.Aug 12, 2011

A Secret Your Husband Keeps…But Needs You to Know

Ron Edmondson

Ladies, here’s a secret your husband probably won’t share…. He needs your unconditional respect…in fact…he needs you to be his biggest fan…. Your support feeds his God-given ego….

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10 Sticky Note Reminders For The Busy Leader (Plus One from the Heart)

Terry Starbucker

For many leaders out there (myself included), sometimes there just aren’t enough hours in a day. Work piles up, deadlines loom, milestones are passing, folks are tugging at you from all different directions- and guess what suffers. Our leadership.

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Company Culture 3.0: The Conscious Connected Workplace

The Leadership Advisor

We are honored to have Kate Billing of Blacksmith Ltd. as the first of many contributions to The Leadership Advisor blog. Kate is a great addition to our ever growing network of professionals who carry the heart of improving society by improving business. Blacksmith Ltd.

How to Open Yourself Up to Receiving Abundance

C-Level Strategies

Tuesday night in Leadership Chat as we talked about how great leaders affect work-life balance , we touched on the concept of “lack.&#.

7 Ways to Distinguish God’s Voice from the Circumstances of Life

Ron Edmondson

How do you actually know God is talking to you? Every believer wants to hear from God. Why would you follow God closely if you didn’t want to know His voice or hear what He has to say? We want to know…Is this God?…Is …Is this what He is telling me to do?…or…Am

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7 Ways to Encourage Your Wife

Ron Edmondson

I’m not a perfect husband… I’m not a perfect husband… I’m not a perfect husband… I would write that 100 times, but I think you get the message and I’d probably lose most of you at number 27.

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How Great Leaders Support Work Life Balance

C-Level Strategies

Last week on Leadership Chat we focused on how we, as leaders, can affect a move from Work Family Conflict to Work Life Balance. This week we shift our focus to the micro level and ask the question, “Do great leaders support work-life balance and, if so, how do they do it successfully?&#.

Courage and Problem Solving

Kevin Eikenberry

Courage consists in equality to the problem before us. Ralph Waldo Emerson Questions to Ponder What problems in my life have required the most courage? How courageous do I feel today? Action Steps Consider your toughest current problem. Consider how choosing to be more courageous might help you solve the problem or make critical [.]. Decision Making Leadership Learning Quotations Solving Problems courage

Creating A World-Class Customer Experience – the Key Word is “Experience” (lessons from UCLA Health System, from Joseph Michelli)

First Friday Book Synopsis

It’s in the sub-title: Prescription for Excellence: Leadership Lessons for Creating a World-Class Customer Experience from UCLA Health System by Joseph Michelli. Ponder the phrase, mull over the concept: “customer experience.” I am increasingly convinced that this phrase, “customer experience&# is the best phrase to use to talk about customer service. Think about the depth [.]. Randy's blog entries B.

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5 Ways to Deal with Your Past

Ron Edmondson

I’m a huge proponent of moving forward. I’ve never been a fan of remaining in the past.

Women in Power: Leadership Differences By Gender

Women on Business

Guest post by Allie Freeland (learn more about Allie at the end of this post). As women progressively enter leadership roles and management positions in organizations that traditionally used to be held by men, many pose questions about leadership styles and gender. The Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that nearly one of four chief executives and one out of twenty top-management positions in Fortune 500 corporations, are women. These statistics are only slightly higher than 20 years ago.

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Are You Playing Silent Leadership?

Kevin Eikenberry

I recently learned of a version of soccer known as silent soccer. What is that you ask? It is defined as: A form of soccer in which spectators are not allowed to yell, cheer, or coach from the sidelines. Even if you have never been to a soccer game you can imagine how odd this [.]. Developing Others Leadership Learning coaching feedback silent soccer

The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week

Maximizing Possibility

Happy Monday! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend. I like to start out each week by featuring five of my favorite HR, leadership development, and employee selection blog reads from the previous week. Here are my picks for August 1st - 5th. Enjoy! David Zinger, Employee Engagement: Do You Love Employee Engagement Problems? Okay, we must face the fact that we all have problems, and they are not going to diminish on their own.

Beginning the Practice of Personal Change


I love the way that some Eastern religions and ancient arts speak of developing a new habit as “practice” Whether it’s learning to meditate, stay calm in a crazy world or to be present in the moment, these are something we practice, rather than “do” I imagine this is because we never reach perfection and a practice allows us to make mistakes and forgive them. And so it is with leadership. We work toward perfection but never quite reach it.

On Leadership and The Value Of Honesty

Linked 2 Leadership

As children, most of us had parents who tried to convince us that cheaters never prosper and liars will not go to heaven. The theory is of course a great one, but almost every day in the news I hear about business leaders being charged and convicted for a variety of commercial crimes. Lying, Cheating [.]. Servant Leadership

Just Announced: Magnetic Leadership Training Opportunity in Chicago

C-Level Strategies

Lisa providing leadership coaching to Magnetic Leadership participants. A wonderful, new opportunity for those of you interested in the Magnetic Leadership Program offered by ProfitAbility Business Simulations has just been announced – and I wanted to share it with all of you!

Initiative Is Often A Benevolent Rebellion

The Leadership Advisor

In our “let’s measure everything possible&# business climate, we systematically tend to paint ourselves into corners. We want to be able to measure things and have a way to back-track so we can find the source of any problems that arise.

Providing Emotional Nourishment


“ There are realities we all share, regardless of our nationality, language or individual tastes. As we need food, so do we need emotional nourishment: love, kindness, appreciation and support from others.” ” ~ J.Donald Walters.

Leading Clean: Killing Your Conflict Phobia

Linked 2 Leadership

Afraid of conflicts? Always getting in conflicts and don’t know what to do? Are you avoiding conflicts because of the fear involved. Well, you may be suffering from conflict phobia. And it’s probably time to overcome that phobia and turn that fear into a strength! The key to deal with any conflict is to act [.]. Conflict Management

What’s Your One Sin?

Ron Edmondson

Disclaimer: This is an opinion post…not a doctrinal statement. In my experience, many believers have one sin that causes the majority of problems in their life… It could be: Pride. Selfishness. Worry. Greed. Stubbornness. An unforgiving spirit. It’s not that they don’t struggle with other sins, but this one appears dominant in their life.

You Can Lead Your Way into Leadership

Leadership Freak

Much of my leadership career I had a leadership title but did little leading. I didn’t understand leadership. Stop aspiring to become a leader its a waste of time. Leaders don’t aspire to leadership – they lead wherever they are. Always see yourself as a leader even when you’re following. All leaders follow. Leaders don’t [.]. Influence Insecurity Leading Marks of leaders Personal Growth Leadership Leadership Development

Six Ways To Make Collaboration Work

You're Not the Boss of Me

The other day, I went with my granddaughter to the playground and watched her as she dove happily into play with the other children. I envied her ability to simply become part of the group.

LIFE Leadership TEAM

Orrin Woodward

Special Announcement: On October 3, Blogharbor will be closing its doors, my blog will be moving over to WordPress. All of the relevant leadership material will migrate with me. :) Chris Brady and I went to Lansing, Michigan for a Super Open.

What do you need to upgrade to maintain momentum?

Ron Edmondson

To keep momentum going…you have to continually upgrade! Georgia-Pacific is an International company with over 300 manufacturing facilities and 40,000 employees. They have products from building products to paper and own brands such as Quilted Northern, Angel Soft and Vanity Fair.

Change: From Vision to Execution


Leaders establish a lofty vision for a large scale change initiative and then strategize to align the team. Sometimes, the team gets over-excited by this grand vision and get stuck. They cannot define a strategy or a plan of action that takes them closer to that grand vision. Planning for a change is a tricky

You can be an outstanding Professional Manager

Chartered Management Institute

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The most powerful strategies when beginning a presentation

First Friday Book Synopsis

Over the recent years, I have read dozens of excellent books in which their authors offer advice on how to make effective presentations in one form of another (e.g. in-person, teleconferencing, electronically recorded). None offers more and better advice that does As We Speak: How to Make Your Point and Have It Stick, co-authored by [.].

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Honoring a Pastor’s Wife (Revised)

Ron Edmondson

One of the toughest jobs in the church is that of being a pastor’s wife. I know I’m biased, but I have one of the best in Cheryl. Cheryl has a full-time professional job, is an excellent wife and mother, but the demands on her as my wife are often overwhelming.

Putting You First: Leading Yourself

Linked 2 Leadership

One of the toughest lessons a leader must learn is this: You must learn to lead yourself before you lead others. And there is no way of getting around this. The most successful leaders know who they are, what they want, and how they get there. Flexible and Flowing As most industry leaders know, leaders [.]. Leading & Developing Other Leaders Life Balance Organizational Health Professional Development goals leading yourself personal leadership personal vision

Three Signs It’s Time to Shut Up

Next Level Blog

If you’re a sports fan (guilty as charged), you’ve likely heard by now about golf caddie Stevie Williams’ interview after his new boss, Adam Scott, won the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational last weekend. Please click the headline to read the whole story. Current Affairs executive presence

A Simple High Performance Model

Great Leadership By Dan

I just made this up. Comments? PLEASE steal it, adapt it, (there's no copyright), use it to assess talent, and stop tolerating crappy behavior in exchange for results. brillant problem child high performance model emotional intelligence

My Top 5 Corporate Worship Experiences

Ron Edmondson

This is a hard post to write, because I typically don’t do “favorites&# , but I’ve thought a lot recently about worship. That always floods my mind with memories of corporate worship highlights in my life…or favorite worship moments. I have had many.

LIFE Business Pre-Launch

Orrin Woodward

Thanks to the dedicated commitment of the TEAM PC and Dallin Larsen, LIFE (Living Intentionally For Excellence) has been officially pre-launched. The goal is to bring Leadership Development, LIFE Coaching, and the value of Social Networking together in one company.


Chris Brady

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