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17 Pearls of Visionary Wisdom from #LeadershipChat | C-Level.

C-Level Strategies

Lisa Petrilli shares 17 pearls of visionary wisdom from participants of #LeadershipChat on the topic of vision in leadership

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Step by Step Writing a Life Plan for 2011 | Ron Edmondson

Ron Edmondson

All week I wrote a simple, step-by-step process to writing a life plan for 2011. I'm praying God allows many of us to realize dreams and goals we never thought possible in the new year. As a recap, here are all the steps in one post

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Management and Leadership – Leadership Lessons from the United.

Strategy Driven

Time, tide, and formation wait for no one.” Original Author Unknown How much time do you waste waiting for meetings to start late? How much time does

Twelve excellent blogs for the next twelve months

Managing Leadership

It is time to offer a New Year’s list of recommended additions to your daily reading list – sources that have found their way firmly on to mine over the past year or more. These all have clear staying power, offering value that is both thought-provoking and actionable. I hope you will bookmark this page and give them all a thorough visit over the next week or so. I am confident you’ll be glad you did. Here they are, in random order: All Things Workplace , by Steve Roesler.

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The Secret Engine Behind Empowered Visions

C-Level Strategies

By Lisa Petrilli. You've created your vision for your business, career, and other aspects of your life in 2011 and can clearly see it playing out in your mind. If asked, you could clearly articulate it to others

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5 Questions to Unpack a Bible Passage to Teach | Ron Edmondson

Ron Edmondson

5 Questions to Unpack a Bible Passage to Teach. January 5, 2011 in Bible,God,Grace Community Church,Kingdom,Leadership,Ministry with 13 Comments. Someone asked me recently how I address a Bible passage in order to teach about it

Creating and Communicating a Compelling Vision for Change

Kevin Eikenberry

Status quo requires no leadership. That has been a mantra of mine for a long time. It encapsulates an important point about the role of leaders – leaders are in the change business. After all, if everything in your organization was

What To Do With Blind Spots


Dan Rockwell of Leadership Freak fame wrote a thoughtful piece called Spotting Blind Spots recently. In his words, “You don't see you like others see you. Blind spots are things that others easily see in us but we don't or won't see in

Do You Deliver Good Or Bad Customer Service? | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

Two things happened to me during the time between Christmas and New Year's Eve that clearly defined what I call Good & Bad Customer Service

The Wasting of Your Life

Chris Brady

IMG_3295 There seems to be no limit the number of varying interpretations of how one is to view the concept of "wealth." The term itself deserves the quotes thus employed in the previous sentence because it conjures in people's minds

How to Get Lazy People to Work

Kevin Eikenberry

In our Bud to Boss Workshops we get asked different versions of this question frequently. Sometimes it is asked in a more politically correct way. Sometimes it is asked as a curiosity. Most times, however, it is asked bluntly

7 Ways to Maintain Respect as a Leader | Ron Edmondson

Ron Edmondson

As a leader, one of your most valuable assets is the respect of the people you are leading. If a leader is respected, people will follow him or her almost anywhere. If a leader loses the respect from the ones he or she leads

Top 5 Servant Leadership Tweeters In 2010

Modern Servant Leader

Leaving a Leadership Legacy

Orrin Woodward

What does it mean to leave a legacy? One of the definitions is defined as something handed down from an ancestor, predecessor or from the past. Leaving a legacy then, means to pay forward into the next generation, the life principles that made a difference in one’s life. If you learned financial principles that made a difference, then share them with as many other people as possible.

7 Quick Ways To Get Ahead (and Stay There) In The New Year

Terry Starbucker

Ready, set, GO! The calendar has once again given us a “new lease on life&# – a chance to restart and renew. So what are we going to do with this opportunity? Plenty. That is, if we have the desire and the will to want to improve, or climb another rung up the ladder, or make a change. And that’s the first step in quickly getting ahead in this New Year, and staying there – Setting Your Intent, and WRITING IT DOWN. What do YOU want to accomplish this year?

The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week - 2010 Rewind Edition

Maximizing Possibility

Happy Monday and welcome to 2011! The end of the year serves as a great time for reflection and looking back at all that was accomplished over the past 12 months. The HR, talent management, and leadership development blogging community

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My Favorite Zig Ziglar Quotes

Building Personal Strength

Zig Ziglar (1926 - ) has been a best-selling author and motivational speaker for the past 40 years. He blends practical realism with Christian values and a plain-spoken style. The result is home-spun wisdom and inspiration about sales

Genuine Success: Vitality, Service, & Outstanding Performance

Tony Mayo

A small group of leaders in the DC Metro area is accepting a few executives into their program this month. Here are the details. Your organization and your responsibilities can grow only as fast as you do

How To Start Fresh In 2011. | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

We humans are a wily bunch nervous animals. We sometimes let our thinking and facts guide us and sometimes we let our gut and emotions guide us. At this time of the year, many of us look back at the preceding year and become very

Your Voice of Encouragement: Regret and Self-Forgiveness

Your Voice of Encouragement

A while back I invested in a home study course that looked promising. Once I had “consumed” the material by writing in the workbook, I couldn't return it. Of course, if I was considering a return, I should have gone through the DVDs

My Five Most Read Posts of 2010

Kevin Eikenberry

This time of year lots of people publish lists. (I I wrote one about books last week). Today's list is simple. These are the five most read posts on my blog in 2010. Why should these posts matter to you? Here are three suggestions: You

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Has the Internet Helped Us to Think Better?

Coaching Tip

Recently, I received a message from an email newsletter subscriber asking how the brains of those not connected to the Internet were falling behind those of us who are experiencing global broadband connection. John Brockman, author of "Is the Internet Changing the Way You Think?" and the founder of the online science-and-technology site , poses this similar question to a varied group of 150 writers, artists, scholars, scientists and pundits.

Husband, Father, Leader - Play the Man

Orrin Woodward

The following is a synopsis of a talk given at a Men's Leadership session in North Atlantic Canada. I hope every person is setting goals for 2011, playing the man or woman. In today’s society, young men, wanting to learn character, responsibility, and leadership, are struggling to find role models to follow.

Your Life Is A Process

Linked 2 Leadership

I work in ministry and thought my life was set at an early age. This is until I realized something that changed my life. It changed my point-of-view about “certainty“, “destiny” and “journey.” Looking back on my life, the word “process

Just how important.are the most important things? (the MITs)

Jason Womack


Small Business Resolutions for 2011

Coaching Tip

by Alexander Hiam, author of Business Innovations for Dummies. It's the beginning of another year. And, as the old saying goes, insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting to get different results.

Stretch outside Your Comfort Zone - My No. 1 Success Tip

Building Personal Strength

There are quite a few things you can do that will make a huge difference in your success. For over 20 years I've been aware of a particular strategy that I have to say has helped me more in tough situations than any other

Seven Roles of a Change Agent

Change Starts Here

A person who implements organizational change must wear many different hats. Effective change agents demonstrate extraordinary versatility within a broad skill set. The following are some of the roles you may play as you influence change in your organization. The Detective. Implementing change is rarely as straightforward as executing obvious activities. Dealing with people’s behaviors and attitudes usually requires digging below the surface to understand the dynamics of the organization.

1 thing to do today

Jason Womack


There's No Such Thing As A Free Lunch. | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

"There's No Such Thing As A Free Lunch." A powerful quote by Milton Friedman, a prominent American economist in the 20th century. I first heard this saying at my introductory orientation as a freshman at Ripon College with Dean Harris

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No Matter How Bad Things Get, Remember the Man with No Nose

Building Personal Strength

I saw this quote on Twitter - "I had the blues because I had no shoes, until upon the street I met a man who had no feet." It was attributed to Denis Waitley, although some claim it's an ancient Persian saying. Probably Waitley used it

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A Worthy Goal for 2011 and Beyond


New year brings with it new predictions, agendas, resolutions and trends. New business models, new ways of working, cooler tools and technologies. One thing that remains constant (and has remained constant) is “Excellence” – which is at

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How good are your exit interviews?

Chartered Management Institute


Why I Love Starbucks.

Rich Gee Group

It's the typical hype cycle. A new product or service is introduced. It grows exponentially to take over an industry. Everyone loves it. Accordingly, they all can't stop talking about it. It goes viral and the media picks up on it