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12 Words of Encouragement for Pastors (Or Other Leaders)

Ron Edmondson

I love pastors. Through this blog and my personal ministry, God has allowed me to partner with dozens of pastors, helping them think through life and ministry issues.

4 Overlooked Elements to Starting a Successful Business

Women on Business

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Experience Isn’t Everything

Joseph Lalonde

Longtime readers of my website know I have a love of ice climbing. Attempting to climb frozen waterfalls on a chilly day, what could be better? Nothing, in my opinion but yours may differ. Image by Rick Elrod. I’ve been climbing every year for the last 6 years.

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Seven Ways to Be More Self-Aware

Kevin Eikenberry

There is research that shows that as humans we aren’t very self-aware. But you don’t need research to prove that to you. Even if you don’t see this in yourself, you see it in others, right?)

7 Ways to Create Unity in a Church

Ron Edmondson

I once consulted with a church struggling to move forward. The pastor had been there a couple years, had a great vision and was supported by most everyone, there were adequate resources, the community needed a healthy church (as all do), but they never could get any traction.

Out-of-the box Leadership / Leadership From Within

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Pratima Rao Gluckman : My daughter once told me, “Mom, I am awesome. I am good at math. I run fast. I am better than my brothers. Right?” As I looked into her darling eyes as she was desperately seeking validation, I thought, “This is where the problem lies.”

Delegate to Scale a Business

CEO Blog

A friend suggested I write an article on delegation. It took me a couple of weeks before I figured out who to delegate the task to and I decided to do it myself. There have been many articles written on delegation. In writing this, I am thinking what can I add to what has already been said?

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5 Shared Characteristics Needed to do Church Planting or Church Revitalization

Ron Edmondson

Church planting is a difficult, but rewarding assignment in ministry. So is church revitalization. In 16 years as a pastor I was blessed to participate in two of each – two church plants and two revitalizations.

Convenience Is The Enemy

Joseph Lalonde

There are days when I long for my runs with Lok the Vizsla to be easy. I don’t want to feel like I taxed my body or pushed myself further than I thought I could go. I want my runs to be convenient. Photo by Mitchel Lensink. And yet my runs aren’t convenient.

It's the Weekend


[Photo by Tyler Hendy at Unsplash] I like work/life separation, not work/life balance. What I mean by that is, if I'm on, I want to be on and maximally productive. If I'm off, I don't want to think about work. When people strive for work/life balance, they end up blending them.

How to Motivate Your Team – Stop Treating Them Like Family

Let's Grow Leaders

Thinking they’re a family doesn’t motivate your team. You’ve probably heard leaders say it and you might have even said it yourself when you were hoping to motivate your team. “I I treat my team like family” or “We’re one big family here […]. The post How to Motivate Your Team – Stop Treating Them Like Family appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

10 Things I’ll Do Differently After Being a Pastor

Ron Edmondson

I spent most of my adult life outside vocational ministry. Then God called me into vocational ministry. I never imagined He would give me 16 years to be a pastor. I never felt qualified or worthy, but I’m amazed at the opportunities God has given me in ministry. In many ways I always felt like a newcomer, with so much to learn. I certainly saw things differently from some who had only done ministry. It gave me a unique perspective from some pastors.

Where is Your Focus? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

It is my personal belief and a major organizational philosophy of ours that you cannot be a successful leader over a long period of time without having an OTHERS Focus. And when I use this term, the topic often turns to Servant Leadership – are they one and the same?

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Proven Ways To Make More Money

Strategy Driven

Interested in making some extra money? The reasons for wanting extra cash could range from wants such as fancier clothes, shoes, gadgets, vacations on exotic islands to escaping tough times, paying for loans, paying bills, and buying a house.

Leadership Interview: 7 Ways to Talk About Leadership Experience When You Don’t Have Any

RapidStart Leadership

“In any leadership interview, they are going to ask about your experience. What if you don’t have any?” Everyone has to start somewhere. Moving up in the organizational hierarchy often involves taking on a formal leadership role.

Why Talented Leaders Fail

Leadership Freak

You can “succeed” at leadership and still fail. We all know leaders who achieved great results but acted like asses in the process. How you show up is more important than talent. You… Continue reading → Leading Growth Leadership Leadership Development

Never Stop Learning: Stay Relevant, Reinvent Yourself, and Thrive

Kevin Eikenberry

by Bradley R. Staats If you know me, you won’t be surprised that I was drawn to this book when a copy was sent to me. After all, I am a lifelong learner, and nearly all of my writing implies (if not overtly suggests) the value of lifelong learning. The book was sent to me […].

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8 ways to increase employee productivity

Strategy Driven

Are you the proud owner of a successful business? Are you determined to run a profitable company, whilst providing a wonderful work environment for your employees? Do you struggle to strike the right balance between appreciating your workers and pushing them to do more?

Sit Down and Take a Look at Your Oldest and Most Unfair Critic


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181: The Art and Science of Workforce Communication | with Laurie Barnes

Engaging Leader

You can’t achieve your potential as a leader or an organization without practicing effective communication. Organizations that communicate effectively with their workforce deliver better results.

Get In The Groove: The Flywheel and Total Enterprise Alignment

Terry Starbucker

4 Ways To Have A Successful Marketing Campaign

Strategy Driven

A business without a marketing campaign is never going to be as successful as it could be.

Engagement Isn’t Built, It’s Uncovered

Leading Blog

W E ARE BORN with a desire to engage. We want to learn—to relate and interact. We want to connect. But over the years, depending on our upbringing, our schooling, and our work, our desire to engage gets suppressed. It gets covered up.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Mile 22

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Mile 22 finds CIA operative James Silva (Mark Wahlberg) leading a paramilitary team on a mission to extract a valuable asset out of Southeast Asia.

Let’s Stop Talking About the Lack of Technical Talent, Corporate America: It’s Time to Close the Large Tech Skills Gap with Veterans

General Leadership

Originally published by Guest Author, Karen Ross, at No Longer Desperate for Work, Veterans Seek More Meaningful Careers. For veterans, underemployment is the new unemployment. With the U.S.

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Managing Change Effectively

Lead Change Blog

It is always fascinating to engage with a cultural change process, and a recent encounter was no exception. Some three years ago, I developed a new business strategy for a not-for-profit organisation which, faced with on-going austerity measures in the UK, wished to focus on the longer-term on sustainability and income generation. They are a relatively small organisation with a regional reach regarding members, clients, and corporate donors.

What You Should Know Before Pursuing a Career as a Massage Therapist

Women on Business

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Leadership begins with you


Photo credit: 123RF. A colleague who works with leaders once said that “Everything begins with the leader (of an organization)”. That simple statement has stayed with me, and there is some truth in it.

Choosing a team structure to achieve top efficiency

Lead on Purpose

Whether you are a small startup or an international corporation, HR management and organization presents an equally important matter. Choosing a proper team structure for your hierarchy and management isn’t as simple as it seems. There are numerous factors to … Continue reading → Leadership structure teams

Industries That Provide Stable Careers

Strategy Driven

It’s important to find a job that feels like the right fit. Any job is going to be challenging and exhausting, at times, but that doesn’t mean you should go for a role that you hate. The key is to focus on your preferences as well as your academic ability or experience.

How to Lead a Meeting and Make Effective Decisions

Let's Grow Leaders

Lead a Meeting that Gets Results by Clarifying Who Owns the Decision “This is so stupid—you asked for my opinion and then ignored it. I don’t know why I even bother! From now on, I’m just going to shut my mouth and […].

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Why You Can’t Pick the Winners!

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Soulaima Gourani : I’ve conducted (or participated in) countless conversations with some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world through the years.

How to Break the Hold Inertia Has on Your Organization

Leading Blog

O RGANIZATIONS get sluggish. They get clunky and myopic. They fall into patterns of inertia. And, in time they fail. But there are signs.

Is Your C-Suite Working As A Team?

Lead Change Blog

In the VUCA world in which we now operate many businesses have become more agile, networked and team centric in order to respond to the challenges of more competition and digital disruption. However, up to now many of these approaches have been implemented in functional areas like sales and operations, and the C-suite has been left unchanged. However, this is all about to change.

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The "Ella's Waltz" scene from Heaven's Gate


Power Enginners, Inc DISC Workshop

Chart Your Course

This was an amazing and motivated group of people. Here are a few pictures from one of the teambuilding exercises I conduct in my DISC workshops called “ Building the Talest Tower.” ” They came up with some intersting variations.

7 Tips for Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Leading Blog

I F YOU WANT TO GROW your career, Wharton Lecturer and EMBA Career Director Dawn Graham recommends in her book Switchers , that you “ continually put yourself in situations where you’re the least qualified person in the room.”

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