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Stages of Team Development and Leadership

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Teams move through predictable stages of team development, but how quickly and easily they progress depends on how well the needs of the team are being met during each stage. Teams don’t always move smoothly, and sometimes they can get stuck.

Stop Social Loafing: 6 Ways to Get Everyone Working

RapidStart Leadership

How come 1+1+1 does not equal 3? You would think that the more people on a project, the greater the output. Sadly, that’s not always the case. A phenomenon called Social Loafing leads some team members to do the minimum possible. They drag down group productivity like a boat anchor.

Seven Questions to Ask Yourself Before You have a Difficult Conversation

Kevin Eikenberry

Tough conversations. You know, the ones we need to have, but are concerned about. The ones that remind us of the similar conversations that didn’t go so well in the past. Popular books have been written about these types of conversations, and have changed what we call them.

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9 Ways to Fall Back to Sleep When You Wake Up in the Night

Leadership Freak

In the U.S. 40% don’t get enough sleep. Sleep-time has decreased over one hour per night since 1942 in the U.S. Get enough sleep, if you’re serious about bringing your best. Think of… Continue reading → Success Taking others higher Leadership Leadership Development leadership success

Seven overused leadership strengths


Knowing your strengths allows you to capitalize on them, and use them to be a better leader. Who wouldn’t want that? Yet, there are strengths that can be overused. When that happens, they can undermine your best efforts at becoming a great leader.

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Why Make Managers A Strategic Priority?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Larry Sternberg and Kim Turnage: What would your organization be like if every employee had a great manager? What would happen to productivity, quality, morale and customer satisfaction? In every organization, managers are a key leverage point to drive higher performance and better business results. Managers maintain service and quality standards and ensure adherence to company policies and regulatory requirements. They also drive engagement and retention of employees.

Increase Your Influence – Stop Talking!

Lead Change Blog

If your life was a silent film, could the people in the audience discern your influence? We leaders have become a communicative group. I just Googled “leadership,” and got 861 million hits. We’ve written books on leadership, blogs on leadership, articles on leadership, and white papers on leadership.

Catalyst Atlanta 2017 Recap

Joseph Lalonde

The Best Recap Of Catalyst Atlanta 2017 October 5th and 6th, 2017 I had the pleasure of live-blogging from the Catalyst Conference. I was able to share with you in almost real-time what happened at the Catalyst Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Sleepy Secret to Great Performance

Leadership Freak

“Short sleep equals a shorter life.”* The strong response to, “9 WAYS TO FALL BACK TO SLEEP WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE NIGHT,” motivated me to look more deeply into sleep. Every… Continue reading → Leading Growth Leadership Development

7 High Costs of Leadership Every Leader Should Pay

Ron Edmondson

Leadership should be expensive. If we desire to be leaders it should cost us something. Leadership is a stewardship. It’s the keeping of a valuable trust others place in you. Cheap leadership is never good leadership. Here are 7 high costs of leadership: Personal agenda.

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5 Ways to Enjoy Your Break Time during a Long Day of Work

Strategy Driven

If you’re struggling through a hectic day at work, it’s likely that you’ll spend a lot of time dreaming about your next break. Taking regular breaks is a fantastic way to stay motivated and energized throughout the day. This is especially true if you’re using your break times effectively.

Avoid a Common Leadership Mistake: Empower Your Team


Effective leaders make shared goals clear. They also clarify the role we each play in achieving them. Leaders empower their team members and hold them accountable for delivering agreed results. However, to inspire and empower you must have a connection with your team members…a relationship.

3 Ways to Energize Employees

Leadership Freak

Treat people like tools – they act like zombies. Machines get things done, but people have heart. What are you really doing? Tee-ball: The tee-ball coach is teaching Freddie to hit the ball… Continue reading → Motivation Passion Personal Growth Taking others higher Coaching Leadership Leadership Development

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When Only the Senior Leader Fully Understands

Ron Edmondson

I was once talking with a young pastor having to make some hard decisions in his church. He was praying, seeking wisdom from other pastors and leaders, and allowing input from the church. He felt confident he was making the right decisions for the life of the church at the time.

How to Create Space to Think

Next Level Blog

A lot of thinking is really just reacting. On any given day, there’s so much coming at us that we just react or reflexively respond to the input. That’s not all bad. A lot of stuff gets done that way. But who’s stuff is getting done – yours or someone else’s? To get your own most important stuff done, you have to create space to think. How, when and where do you do it? I’ve been asking my clients a version of that question for years – where or when do you get your best ideas?

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How well is your organization adjusting to the remote working and the virtual workforce?

Kevin Eikenberry

As founders of the Remote Leadership Institute, we’ve been working with remote teams, those who are leading remote teams, and organizations struggling with remote work for a long time.

Would You Hire You

Leadership Freak

If we aren’t careful, as time passes, leaders expect more from others and less from themselves. Would you hire you, if you interviewed yourself? You expect the people you interview to answer important… Continue reading → Personal Growth Growth Leadership Leadership Development

Why Your Business Shouldn’t Outsource Overseas

Strategy Driven

Most business owners understand the financial benefits of outsourcing their processes overseas these days. They are much the same as the monetary advantages entrepreneurs encounter when buying from suppliers based in other countries.

7 Ways to Correct a Team Member in a Healthy Way

Ron Edmondson

All of us make mistakes and occasionally need someone to help us become better at what we do. This should always be the end goal of correction. Avoiding the corrective procedure keeps the organization from being all it can be. It keeps people from learning from their mistakes.

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Moments That Matter

Joseph Lalonde

It All Matters Have you ever had one of those “aha” moments in your life where clarity was immediate? I have had many moments like this over the last three decades as an entrepreneur, teacher, and parent.

How to Take Charge of Your Leadership Trajectory Today

Leadership Freak

Growth isn’t an accident. We grow on purpose or not at all. You’re stuck if you can’t identify the leadership behavior you’re developing today. If you can’t describe it, it isn’t happening. Take charge:… Continue reading → Marks of leaders Personal Growth Taking others higher Growth Leadership Leadership Development

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Really Important Personal Branding Tips For Women Entrepreneurs

Women on Business

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The Joy of Leadership

Terry Starbucker

A More Human Short Story – My Path To Leadership Joy . It was early in 2010… We thought he was indestructible.

The 6 Most Common Mistakes New Online Business Owners Make & How to Avoid Them

Strategy Driven

Photo courtesy of Pixabay. Growing an online business is as much about learning what we should be doing, as it is about learning what we should not be doing.

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Six Smart Strategies for Communicating with High-Level Executives

Career Advancement

“The art of communication is the language of leadership.” ” ~James Humes~. Mei had just scheduled a one-on-one meeting with an upper-level executive in her company.

10 Qualities of a Successful Female Entrepreneur

Women on Business

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My Fun Interview With Rick Zanotti On eLearnChat

Ravi Pratap Singh

Last week I had the privilege of being invited as a guest by Rick Zanotti on his much loved and widely popular show, eLearnChat. In the freewheeling tete-a-tete, Rick and I discussed a whole host of stuff. right from how I stumbled into the world of L&D after studying Zoology (!!!),

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So You Think Your Boss Is Breaking The Law

Strategy Driven

Photo courtesy of Pixabay. In the movies, if someone suspects their boss is breaking the law, the conclusion to the story is pretty standard. The employee – sometimes after a crisis of confidence – reports their boss and ultimately triumphs.

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Ethical Leaders Understand the Context

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton In a previous post, I addressed some of the risks of not taking time to THINK before making decisions. Today, I want to explore why it is so important for leaders to understand the CONTEXT before they make decisions. . Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking 7 lenses of ethical leadership business ethics blogs complexity and ethics ethical leadership behavior ethical thinking Leadership leadership context

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How to Build Your Brand As A Digital Marketing Agency

Women on Business

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link]. Women On Business Sponsors brand

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Building Respect, Trust, and Authentic Connection

Lead Change Blog

I’m sure her intentions were noble, yet her actions conveyed a different message. I want to collaborate with you on a project, she wrote in an email. Let’s schedule a phone conversation. Her assistant set up the call, which lasted less than 10 minutes.

Cut The Costs of Your Business Without Cutting Corners

Strategy Driven

In business, being able to keep costs as low as possible is key to get the maximum return for your business. But what many businesses get confused with, is the fact that cutting costs doesn’t have to jeopardise jobs or quality in your business or product.

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Let’s Get Real with Temptation

Leadership Freak

We grow weaker every time we succumb to temptation. But Emerson said, “We gain the strength of the temptation we resist.” Temptation and immediacy: Suppose you’re tempted to ignore a performance issue. … Continue reading → Personal Growth Success Taking others higher Growth Leadership Leadership Development

Why Every Organization Should Focus on Making Managers More Coach-Like

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Michael Bungay Stanier: “Coaching” is one of those buzzwords that has been flying around human resources and leadership conversations for a few years now. By now we know how effective coaching can bridge the gap between HR and talent development. Trouble is, not everyone really knows what coaching means. It’s easy enough to see why that is — coaching comes in a few forms.