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The Accidental Leader Who Changes the World

C-Level Strategies

Today is President’s Day, a day in which I always reflect back on the birth of our country. A strong sense of values and belief structure.

8 Paradigm Shapers for Making Discipline Decisions as a Parent

Ron Edmondson

I frequently have parents ask me what type of discipline they should use with their children. That’s the purpose of this post.

Overcoming Hero Leader Syndrome

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Are you a “hero leader?&# Do you like to swoop-in and save the day? Thoughts?

On Leadership and Dealing with Comfortable Inaction


John F. Kennedy said this (one of my favorite quotes) - “There are risks and costs to a program of actions. But they are far less than the long range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.”. Comfortable inaction is the state where the immediate implication of not doing something is not visible, but in a longer

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Leadership Guiding Principles of a Successful CEO

C-Level Strategies

By Lisa Petrilli. I can say, without reservation, that he is a true guiding light to his team. Good leaders motivate followers. By example. By example.

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Is it Time To Get Off The Bus?

Lead Change Blog

Ever have one of those “defining moments” in your life? You know, those times when ‘something’ happened, and you just knew that moment would change you forever… I remember a defining moment in college. I lived off-campus, a few miles … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders


Free Fridays: Giving Away iFaith – by Daniel Darling

Ron Edmondson

This weekend I’m giving away four (4) copies of the book “iFaith&# , by Daniel Darling. What is “ iFaith ”? ….

4 Keys To Hire For Engagement

The Leadership Advisor

When the words “Employee Engagement&# are spoken, most people think of current employees and some initiative, strategy, or survey. Hiring.

The Self-Made Man Complex

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Do you view yourself as a self-made man or woman? If you do, you may want to take another look in the mirror. If your pride, ego, arrogance, ignorance, the way you were raised, or any other excuse (yes I did say excuse) keeps you from recognizing the contributions of

StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 57 – An Interview with Robert Simons, author of Seven Strategy Questions

Strategy Driven

These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag articles on the StrategyDriven website. Additional Information. About the Author.

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Socrates on Communication

Leading Blog

However you value him, you cannot argue with the central tenet of his philosophy. Because he beseeches mankind not to be thought-less.”. Communicatio

Leadership Death Spiral

The Leadership Advisor

There is a species of army ant, Labidus praedator , that is completely blind. Each ant leaves this trail so the ant behind them can find their way.

Leadership & President’s Day

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Born in Westmoreland County, Va., on Feb. Colonel by the age of 22. 1818: His mother passed away.

A Leadership Oldie But Goodie: Be An Enabler, Not a Disabler

Terry Starbucker

A few years ago I read the book “ The 4-Hour Workweek “, by Timothy Ferriss. As is my habit, when I read a particular passage that produced a “bang&# in my head, I wrote something in the margins. It was this: “ Empowerment Equals Leadership Freedom”. what follows was originally published 2/19/08). ( Ah yes, trust. Tweet This Post.

Business Complexity has Grown Significantly Since the Financial Crisis

Strategy Driven

New research confirms the financial crisis has significantly exacerbated business complexity. Click here to get your copy of The Complexity Challenge.

The Urgency of Dealing with Poor Performance

Lead Change Blog

This post shares the story of Robert, a manager who let a performance problem slide for too long. What are the best onboarding and performance management practices you have seen that give managers the incentive and support they need to confront damaging behavior in a timely manner?

Are you scaring off potential talent?

Women on Business

In this economy it’s easy to assume that all applicants are lucky to get interviewed, but when you carry that attitude into the hiring process it becomes a lightning rod for the talent you are trying to attract. There are certain fields where this is an exception, I can think of technical fields and the

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Influencing Up

Marshall Goldsmith

Organizations suffer when key people can't effectively influence up. Most people are occupied with efforts rather than results. They worry over what the organization or their boss owes them and should do for them and obsess over the authority they 'should have,' thus rendering themselves ineffectual. They don't have to buy--you have to sell!

Do You Have A Healthy Relationship With Opportunity?

Tanveer Naseer

Opportunity. It’s one of a handful of words which on its own can inspire hope and the sense that we might be one step closer to reaching those personal goals we set out for ourselves. That’s why most of us approach opportunities from the vantage point of “if we don’t accept it or if we pass this up, what will we lose?”. Tweet This!

How to Market Yourself

First Friday Book Synopsis

It almost doesn’t matter. Seriously – it almost doesn’t matter. Market yourself any way you want to. Use social media, use the D-R-I-P method. Use the farming approach of a good real estate agent. Refine your elevator speech. Get serious about using Constant Contact. Yes, of course there are ways to do it that are

Change Management and the Law of Diminishing Returns

Lead Change Blog

People HATE change. They loathe and despise it. They see it, abhor it and team up to fight it. Mind you, not all people, all the time. But certainly most people, much of the time These are the opening lines … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders

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What Holds Middle Managers Back from Leadership?

Women on Business

A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak at Harvard Business School’s Dynamic Women in Business Conference. Our panel discussion was titled, Working in Heels: Women in the Workplace today, and the focus of the discussion was the internal barriers and external barriers that women hold women back from advancing their careers

People Skills Are Hard Skills - More Than You Know

Building Personal Strength

They aren’t about computers, vehicles, machines and other “hard” equipment. Nothing is further from the truth. They need to learn new patterns.

Servant Leadership Profile: Frederick Douglass - Black History Month

Modern Servant Leader

Dan Ariely: In Praise of the Handshake

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Dan Ariely for the Harvard Business Review (March 2011 issue). To read the complete article, check out other articles and resources, and/or sign up for a free subscription to Harvard Business Review’s Daily Alerts, please click here. * * * Imagine that you and I meet

Ben Franklin - Spending Money to Invest Time

Orrin Woodward

Here is a second portion from my study on Ben Franklin, one of the most creative, industrious, and interesting of Founding Fathers. Enjoy. With the new nation, in the midst of battle field defeats, clinging to a tenuous union of independent states, and suffering from a bleak financial outlook, Franklin was asked to be the lead ambassador to France.

What Kind of Impact Do You Have on Others?

Your Voice of Encouragement

I was working at my desk when my business partner Paula walked into my office. She was visibly shaken and her face was red. He was aggressive and rude.

Increasing Market Profile With Women’s Initiatives

Women on Business

Due to the challenging economy and increased focus on revenue generation and business growth the timing is right for women’s leadership initiatives to be a catalyst for increasing the organizational market visibility

3 Things that Make a Christian Unhappy

Ron Edmondson

Whenever I see people (or myself) in a pity-party because of the situations or circumstances around them, I’ve learned it’s often because of one of three things. The law sets us up for failure. The primary purpose of the law was to show us that we couldn’t live up to God’s standard on our own and point out for us why we needed a Savior.

Givers Gain – A Leader’s Perspective on Getting the Most Out of Giving

Lead Change Blog

As a leader and manager, I’ve had many experiences shape my values and beliefs when it comes to leading. However none have quite had the impact on me, as much as the philosophy of “givers gain.&# Let me explain… Many … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders

How To Be A Better Listener

Eric Jacobson

But, there are times when interrupting makes sense. Strategic interrupting can be both clarifying and productive for both parties.

3 x 3 Leadership

Linked 2 Leadership

It is ironic that at a time when there is such focus on leadership development, an unending supply of leadership specialists, and more resources on the subject than ever before, there appears to be fewer able and trusted leaders. Is it possible that we spend more time talking about developing leaders than actually developing them? [.].

Silence Can Be Deadly

Ron Edmondson

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Leading As One: Generating Collective Behavior

Leading Blog

To be successful in the world we’re entering, we will need a new set of mental models. While these new models should not exclude the possibility of commanding and controlling, they need to encompass a much wider range of possibilities. Thomas Malone, The Future of Work. In short, getting people to act as one. The analysis is very balanced.