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Creating the Conversations That Help Them Grow

Leading Blog

F INDING good employees is not enough. Developing them is critical to keeping them. Everyone has options. If you are not growing and leading your employees, they will look elsewhere.

Why Your Best Performers Hate Your Great Idea

Let's Grow Leaders

You’re convinced you’ve got a great idea that you know will yield breakthrough results. So you call the team together to announce the new direction. But instead of being met with a spirited “game on,” your top performers are staring at you with a […].

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7 Vital Steps Prior to Implementing Major Change

Ron Edmondson

As a pastor and leader, I am continually dealing with change. Everyday. Change is a part of life – for all of us. Some change occurs without us doing anything. In my context, we adjust our Easter calendar every year – without much thought of whether we will or not.

The Modern Leadership Challenge: An Exquisite Merger of Life and Business

Terry Starbucker

In my now 37 years in the business world, I’ve witnessed and participated in quite an evolution of what constitutes modern leadership.

The Trouble with Comparisons

Kevin Eikenberry

We all do it. We see someone doing something that we value – and doing it very well. If we want to be better at what they are doing, at first it makes sense to look at them and compare ourselves. Comparisons like this rarely help. In fact, they can be quite damaging to our […].

Forget Global – What Leaders Really Need Is A “Worldly” Perspective

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece from McGill Professor (and fellow Montrealer) Henry Mintzberg. Do we need more globalization on this globe? How about more worldliness in this world?

The Three Keys to Being a Great Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Raymond Houser: Being a great leader means getting people to do things that they didn't think possible. It's as simple as that. Many people confuse leadership style with true leadership. You don't have to be an extroverted, rah-rah motivator to be a great leader.

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What Is Expected Of You As A Leader

Joseph Lalonde

Eekkk! You got the call. You’ve been tasked with stepping up to a new role in your organization. They’re going to give you a new title. The title of a leader! Let the celebration commence. You’ve taken a big step by moving into a leadership position. Congratulations.

Finding Your Flywheel

Leading Blog

G REATNESS NEVER HAPPENS in one fell swoop—no single action. It is the result of a series of correct actions that build on each other. Jim Collins likens it to turning a giant, heavy flywheel.

What Tone Have You Set Today? (2 min read)

Anese Cavanaugh

Everywhere we go, everything we do, everyone we engage with — we set the tone. In our office, on our team, at the dinner table, at the grocery store, in our morning commutes, with our workouts…. Showing Up, IEP Method

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7 Ways We Tried To Parent with Grace

Ron Edmondson

Cheryl and I had a model for our parenting. Whenever I say that to people they hear “complicated” It wasn’t. We aren’t complicated people. Simply put, we attempted to implement grace into our home.

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Collecting Relationships – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

We are continuing in our series of videos about collections and today’s collection topic is one that I can almost bet you have never thought of collecting: relationships. And yet, as a leader, when you do this and do it right, I can almost guarantee that you will see your success skyrocket.

How to Start a Business That’ll Succeed: A 10-Point Guide

Strategy Driven

It is only natural to worry about failure when starting a business. However, don’t let the fear stand in the way of what could be a profitable company, which could potentially change your life.

Leadership and Trust: 3 Elements


I see many business leaders who excessively focus of creating a grand vision, have a compelling strategy, run great communication programs and have innovative ideas but still fail to engage people and get desired results. That’s because they don’t focus enough on the foundation of leadership – building trust. In absence of trust, results don’t happen. In absence of results, people trust the leader even less. And it becomes a downward spiral.

Dealing with Difficult Team Members

Lead Change Blog

Picture this: as a leader, you’re a real go-getter. And then there’s that team member who always needs to analyze everything to death before finally getting into action. And the other one who is such a perfectionist that they never get the job finished. Why do these co-workers manage to get under your skin? And more importantly, how do you deal with your irritation? Know Your Allergies. Your perspective is that your good quality is getting the job done quickly, smoothly and efficiently.

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Who Is On Your Team?

Joseph Lalonde

Changing the course of your life and making the new year your best one ever is tough as it is. Sometimes we make change even tougher than it has to be. Why is that? It’s because we keep the wrong people on our teams.

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Ways to Impress a Client On a Business Trip

Strategy Driven

Heavy luggage, lost at reception and boozy business dinners are all regular features of hosting a client who has traveled on business. One of the most important features of impressing a client while they’ve made the effort to travel is to keep them entertained while you get to know them.

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Knowing Your Identity Helps Establish Your Influence

Ron Edmondson

Here’s a little known fact about me. I once wanted to be known as the life of the party. People who know me well might say I’m funny and quick-witted. I’m actually kind of silly at times, but people seldom see the real me. My family knows this about me. Occasionally the people I work with get to see who I really am. Except for occasional bursts of randomness, however, the rest of the world thinks I’m always serious and always thinking about something purposeful.

Novels for Leaders


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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Cold Pursuit

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Liam Neeson returns to the big screen as Nels Coxman in the movie Cold Pursuit. Cold Pursuit is based on the Norwegian film In Order Of Disappearance.

Design Thinking: A Guide to Creative Problem Solving for Everyone

Strategy Driven

Application of design thinking to help solve myriad problems that are not typically associated with design is illuminated in a new book through vignettes drawn from such diverse realms as politics and society, business, health and science, law, and writing.

Type 2 Fun: The Secret to Achieving Your Goals

RapidStart Leadership

Who knew there were different categories of fun? Not all fun is created equal. If you want to accomplish great things, it’s the Type 2 fun that you’re looking for.

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A Key Change Component – Stakeholder Analysis

Ron Edmondson

The longer I lead and manage people the more I realize that the most important element in leading and managing people is actually people. Sometimes we seem to forget that principle. Leadership is about people. It’s relational.

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Advice For Becoming A Better Entrepreneur

Strategy Driven

While it’s nice to be able to say that you’re an entrepreneur, it’s an even better feeling to be able to prove to others that you’re a successful business owner.

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Scaling Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Are you a High-Creative leader, capable of rapidly growing your organization while simultaneously transforming it into a more agile, innovative, adaptive, and engaging workplace? Or are you a High-Reactive leader, who practices leadership that cancels itself out and seriously limits scale?

4 Things High Performers Do that Low Performers Neglect

Leadership Freak

High performance isn’t an accident. #1. Plan it: I have a friend who transformed his body from jelly to steel. He doesn’t simply show up at the gym. He plans his workouts. He… Continue reading → Leading Growth Leadership Development

The Simplicity—and Power—of Stop, Start, Continue

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Rodger Dean Duncan : Whether you’re a leader, follower, partner, or service provider, clarity is always important. Let’s say you’ve delegated a task to someone else. If a deadline will be missed or a key deliverable won’t be ready as expected, you want an honest and timely report.

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6 Characteristics of Successful Law Firms

Strategy Driven

What does it take for a law firm to be successful? Unfortunately, there is no single best way to answer this question. Success can be relative, and it can be pursued in several ways.

Conquering Envy in Yourself

Lead Change Blog

“Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.” ? William Arthur Ward. What is envy? A natural reaction towards someone who is a winner. It is defined by the Oxford Concise Dictionary as “discontented or resentful longing aroused by another’s possessions, qualities or luck” – occurs in the workplace and in the social settings. Workplace Envy.

The Top 5 Tips for Building Trust and Multiplying Impact

Leadership Freak

The most trusted person: Earns the promotion. Gets the sale. Retains team members. Has the most engaged workforce. Delivers the best results. The team that trusts each other works faster and enjoys work… Continue reading → Trust Leadership Development

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How to break out of the box to become a better leader


Photo credit: 123RF. When we have our first meeting, leaders often express their personal perception about who they are and how they see themselves: “I’m the kind of leader who….(fill fill in the blank).” People will tell you that I’m like (fill in the blank)”.

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Let The Sign Talk For You!

Strategy Driven

A sign has many essential roles in any businesses. It doesn’t merely symbolize an image your company portrays. It illustrates something that’s not as easy as how church signs depict, where angels are typically good, while demons are always the opposite.

Opportunity is Knocking

Kevin Eikenberry

Chances are, you will invest in your leadership development, or in the leadership development of others this year. Right now, you have the chance to make that investment and save some money. But like most opportunities, that door won’t be open for long.

How to Stop Inspiring Your Team to Underperformance

Next Level Blog

Every so often I hear a phrase so well turned that I say to myself, “I wish I had thought of that.” That happened a few months ago when I was talking with a top executive of a Fortune 500 company to get his feedback on a colleague who was one of my executive coaching clients. This exec loved my client and compared him quite favorably to his predecessor who, the exec said, regularly “inspired his team to underperformance.”.

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7 Ways to Inspire Initiative and Eliminate Toxic Indifference

Leadership Freak

You’ve been asking permission all your life. In school you raised your hand for permission to speak. When I was in first grade, we raised our hands to ask Mrs. Goodwin for permission… Continue reading → Leading


Quality Quantified: Learning To Measure Your Employees

Strategy Driven

No two people will perform in exactly the same way when it comes to the work which they do. Some will be able to work for days on end, getting average results while they throw themselves into their work.