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15 Big Differences Between Acting Like a Boss and BEING a Leader

Terry Starbucker

In fast paced, high stress business environments it can be all too easy sometimes for leaders to slip into what I call “ Boss Man ” mode. What I mean by that is that they stop being a leader, and start acting like a boss. A boss who supervises a staff.

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How to Get Your Employees to do Exactly What You Want

C-Level Strategies

How do you get your employees to do exactly what you want? You learn from Nick Sarillo , author of A Slice of the Pie and owner of Nick’s Pizza and Pub, the sixth busiest independent pizza company in per-store sales in the United States.

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The Secret to Leadership Growth

Leading Blog

The number one way leaders grow is listening. Leadership feels like a talking role, but it is predominately a listening role. That can be hard to accept. It feels counterintuitive.

5 Keys For Developing An Employee Engagement Strategy

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest post by Employee Recognition Director at Hallmark Business Connections, Jonathan McClellan. A recent global workforce study by Towers Watson suggests that although traditional employee engagement strategies help foster high performance, companies must now also consider how to sustain higher levels of employee engagement over time to avoid a diminishing impact.

How to Get Rid of the Things That Drain You

Next Level Blog

Over the weekend I had a great reminder of how much things change over time. I received an email from a coach I worked with back in 2004. She had been cleaning out some files and found a document that she asked me to write for her when we were working together.

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What Is Executive Presence?

Next Level Blog

During the past couple of months, I’ve been in four or five conversations with leadership development professionals who are looking for a way to build executive presence in their organization’s high potential managers.

Invitation 2013: Will you choose to lead from who YOU are?

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Light Your World Self Leadership Imagine: What it would be like to grow up in a family that is always behind on their bills. To live in a home that could be featured on the television program HOARDERS. To have your home burn to the ground and lose everything when you were in grade-school. Then live in a home without [.]. Light Your World Self Leadership Character-based Leadership Inspiration Self Development

The January 2013 Leadership Development Carnival: Best of 2012 Edition

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to The January 2013 Leadership Development Carnival: Best of 2012 Edition! Each of the leadership bloggers below were asked to submit their best (i.e., favorite, most popular) post from 2012, along with why it was the best.

How to STOP the zombies in your workplace

Managers are Heroes

We have all read the statistics about the number of employees that are disengaged in the workplace – walking around like zombies – crushing the morale of all who cross their path.

What I learned from car headlights and how it can be applied today

Dave Bratcher

Where are the headlights placed on an automobile? What does that matter? As a continuation from my last post about mirrors (see it here ), we can learn a lot from how automobile manufacturers make cars. As an aside, the blue headlights should not be legal.

7 Warnings for Aspiring Leaders

Ron Edmondson

Almost on a weekly basis I hear from a young pastor who wants to grow as a leader. He feels the pressure placed upon him and knows that others are looking to him to steer the church on a healthy course. Most of these leaders are humble, knowing that ultimately Christ is the head of the church.

Leaders: 4 Ways to Improve Your Ability to Think and Learn

Linked 2 Leadership

Successful leaders need to think and learn on a consistent basis. It’s been proven that stress reduces our ability to learn. Fight or Flight Our response to stress is born from the “Fight or Flight” response that is critical in danger. In these types of situations like a car accident, we need the rise in heart rate, [.].

Leadership Pride – Where Is It Placed?

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership Pride is a funny thing. We want pride to be evident in what we do. We want our pride to show in where we work and gather as a community. We want to be proud of the places we engage and participate in. Pride is a good thing. My Way Pride In leadership, it gets [.]. Leadership Development Self Leadership Change Culture Trust

So you think you want an executive coach?


Guest post By Brian O. Underhill, Ph.D. and Victoria Hendrickson. Executive coaching is a booming industry worth over a billion dollars across the globe. According to our latest research*, 97% of organizations indicate that their primary use of coaching is for leadership development.

Brand journalism 101: Tell a Better Story

Women on Business

If you want your company to succeed at brand journalism (aka corporate media gone social), you better know how to tell a good story. Otherwise, be prepared to take a lot of heat from its critics who would be elated to escort “brand journalism” out of 2013 STAT.

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Effecting Positive Organizational Change through Appreciative Inquiry

Business Learning Coach

By Jim Grinnell, Ph.D. Appreciative Inquiry is a change technique that approaches change from a positive vantage point. The underlying presumption of AI is that focusing on positive events energizes and engages individuals, thus leading to more effective and enduring change.

3 Steps to Reproduce Church Leadership

Ron Edmondson

Sometimes we complicate things in leadership. Take reproducing leaders, for example. In every church I’ve been in, people want to reproduce leaders, but few think they know how. Yet, in my opinion, it may be one of the easier leadership issues to solve.

Change and (Positive) Emotions

Kevin Eikenberry

For years in training around the world I’ve said – “There is always an emotional component to change.” And people have typically nodded in agreement. After all, personal experience will tell anyone this is true. There have been changes in your life you were excited about, and those where your emotions were, let’s say, less [.]. Influence Leadership Learning effectiveness leadership development

Should Trust Be Freely Offered or Conditionally Earned?

Leading in Context

When we meet someone new, should we trust them right away? Should we assume that they are trustworthy and give them the benefit of the doubt, or should we hold back until we are sure that they are worthy of our trust? Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking ethical culture ethical leadership ethical organization leadership skills what is leadership what is trust

Just be human


. The first time I saw this larger than life leader, he was speaking to a large audience of battle-hardened, skeptical leaders. And he cried. His emotions were heartfelt and honest; they weren’t intended to manipulate. Something touched him as he told his story, and it also touched me.

9 Limiting Beliefs to Avoid


9 Limiting Beliefs to Avoid. Limiting beliefs will hold you back from leading life that you desire and deserve. Here are 9 limiting beliefs that you need to STOP believing: Stop believing that failure is a bad thing. When you fail, you learn. When you succeed, you rarely learn a damn thing.

10 Stunning Benefits of Failure

Leadership Freak

Success teaches repetition. Do more of the same because more of the same produces more of the same. In changing times more of the same is deadly. Success teaches confidence. Without confidence progress stalls, second-guessing prevails, the status quo persists. On the down side, success inflates confidence. Bill Gates said, “Success is a lousy teacher. [.].

Bad Behavior

Marshall Goldsmith

by Marshall Goldsmith. Peter Drucker once said, “Most leaders don’t need to learn what to do. They need to learn what to stop.” ” How true. Can you imagine your boss admitting a personal failing and outlining his efforts to stop doing it? Probably not. There are good reasons for this. Leaders try to maintain a positive tone and commitment to positive action. Recognition and reward systems acknowledge the doing of something.

Six Resolutions for a Winning Corporate Culture

Chart Your Course

The start of a new year is a great time for companies to assess their corporate environment. Consider it your corporate culture resolutions list. Here are six steps to get you started in the right direction. Be the leader. A winning corporate culture starts at the top.

The Great Distance

Kevin Eikenberry

Some of the best quotations are sayings repeated in a culture until they are recognized by everyone. Today’s quotation is one of those. It is right there in the image. Questions to Ponder - What am I talking about, but not acting on? What is the most productive thing I could [.].

Innovation High-Five

Mills Scofield

This is a guest post by Tim Kippley , Geneca Vice President, Account Strategy and Growth. In this post, Tim Kippley Tim shares one of the experiments Geneca is running to give its people opportunities to explore new ideas. So far, so good.

No More New Year Resolutions: 4 Steps To Lasting Change

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development For me, the rot started and ended when I used to make and break New Year’s resolutions. I always started the diet, or gave up cigarettes or vowed to keep the house, my life, my work in pristine order.

How to detect if you are slightly brainwashed?

Rajesh Setty

Ask yourself a few questions below: 1. Are you open-minded? Are you a team player? Are you a good leader? Are you a quick learner? Are you a lifelong learner? Can you communicate well? Do you come up with good ideas? Are you likeable? Are you passionate about your work?

On Leadership and The Force of Connection

Linked 2 Leadership

“If knowledge traps are the cholesterol of organizations, then the force of connection that fosters relationship excellence is the statin drug that breaks up knowledge traps, restores knowledge flow, and keeps the environment healthy.” ” ~ Michael Lee Stallard An Eye-Opening Story There’s a story about a manager who bumped into one of her former employees [.].

Recommended Resources – The Complete Idiot’s Guide to LinkedIn

Strategy Driven

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to LinkedIn. by Susan Gunelius. About the Book. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to LinkedIn by Susan Gunelius provides step-by-step instructions for using the full array of interactive tools provided by the professionals’ social media website, LinkedIn.

Listen for the Sound of Your Own Success

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Scott Weiss: Leading an open and collaborative corporate culture can be a tough job. Essentially, you must learn to be a “safety engineer.” Safety engineering simply assures that a critical system behaves as needed, even when components fail.

Attention Leaders: Five Attitudes to Take to work in 2013

You're Not the Boss of Me

Attitude is a big deal. The way we look at things and the beliefs we hold about them influence what we choose to do and how we choose to behave when we’re doing it.

Doing the Most Important Things

Kevin Eikenberry

I grew up on a farm. We raised a variety of crops, had a fertilizer and seed business, and we raised hogs. For most of my growing up, our hog operation was pretty small, and feeding was done somewhat automatically.

Man in the Arena

Tony Mayo

Man in the Arena It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and [.]. For Executives Quotes and Aphorisms