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Innovation Creates Uncertainty

Leading Blog

We don’t like uncertainty. It’s not comfortable. We want innovation. We like creativity. It’s engaging. But innovation creates uncertainty.

Leading Gen Y: the Secrets Every Leader Must Learn

C-Level Strategies

I am extremely fortunate to be able to call Greg Hartle a friend. He told me he was as well, the fortunate recipient of a kidney from his mom.

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My 7 Favorite Compliments as a Pastor

Ron Edmondson

Everyone loves compliments…me included. It reminded me of some of my favorite compliments I have received. Pretty much I am a regular guy.

My Personal Coach

Coaching Tip

The concept of a coach is slippery. Coaches are not teachers, but they teach. They don’t even have to be good at the sport. You graduate. You’re done.

Steve Jobs 1955-2011

Leading Blog

One of the most remarkable innovators of our time, Steve Jobs has been called a Henry Ford, a Walt Disney, a Thomas Edison. "We It better be worth it.

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Work-Life Balance?

Leading Blog

The term work-life balance is fatally flawed says Matthew Kelly in Off Balance. Meant to deal with the pressures surrounding both personal and professional life, the term has unwittingly created a false dichotomy. You can’t separate the two. The trick is to get in touch with your dissatisfaction and then strategically create the life you want.

Does Active Social Media Engagement Start with the CEO?

C-Level Strategies

Michael Dell with DellCap Customers. So we asked the employees to rewrite it in a way that made sense for all of us.”. “We Probably very few.

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Steve Jobs Contribution to Christianity

Ron Edmondson

Steve Jobs was without question a brilliant man and an incredible marketer. God has used his efforts for good. Christians Culture

How to Celebrate Your Birthday – and Every Day

Kevin Eikenberry

It’s my sister Paula’s birthday. Several years ago I wrote a post on her birthday, and later I wrote a post about ways to celebrate your birthday. I reprise and update them today, as a way to tell my little Sis happy birthday, and give us all something to think about. Happy [.].

Transforming Perceptions: 10 Steps to Managing the Way You Are Perceived at Work

Great Leadership By Dan

Here's a guest post from executive coach Joel Garfinkle, from his new book, Getting Ahead: Success at work starts with positive perceptions. JOEL A.

When Was the Last Time Your Organization Had an Alignment?


AS YOU DEVELOP A STRATEGY FOR GROWTH, one of the obstacles you may face is the current structure of your organization. frontpage

Catalyst Atlanta… #Cat11 … Andy Stanley

Ron Edmondson

Andy Stanley was the first session speaker. Andy began by saying, “ My favorite pastor is present today. I love when he does that. Thanks Andy!

The First Annual Bud to Boss Awards

Kevin Eikenberry

If you are reading this, you likely know that Guy Harris and I co-authored From Bud to Boss: Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership, which was released earlier this year. We also host a companion online community —the Bud to Boss Community — designed to help new leaders and supervisors continue their growth [.].

Better Execution With ‘No-Follow Up’ Culture


The primary focus of lean organizations/teams is to “eliminate waste”. In an increasingly complex work environment where execution is distributed between teams and geographies, one of the biggest wastes I have seen is “following-up on things”.

Samurai Bookkeeping

Tony Mayo

Years ago, while I was establishing myself in a new executive coaching practice, I supported my family by working as a part-time, outsourced CFO. Here is a reminiscence of a deep learning I earned during one of those accounting gigs. I sought help from my own coach with the very difficult [.]. For Executives Attachment Conflict Freedom

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7 Characteristics of the Bottleneck Leader

Ron Edmondson

Leaders should aim not to be a bottleneck in the process of building a healthy and growing organization. What would you add to my list?

The Journey to Real


A few years ago I attended a conference as I was starting up my own business. There was a speaker in a breakout session who led us through a guided experience, and it moved me to tears. In brief, those tears had to do with my perception about myself that I was superficial. I started some very hard work to change. But you can work on it. Start now.

25 Ways to Prepare for Catalyst and Other Leadership Conferences

Modern Servant Leader

As the Catalyst East leadership conference approaches, I’m excited to finalize my preparations. Relevant Books: I prefer audio books. Great.

Embrace All of Your Selves

Tony Mayo

It Comes Down to This When you are visited by your personal demons – your fears, anxieties, doubts and wounds – can you sit down and have tea with them? Can you turn your attention toward the demons and explore what you can learn about yourself? For many reasons, we often can’t. [.]. For Executives Making Meaning Meditation Stres

Notes: Catalyst Atlanta… #Cat11 – Francis Chan

Ron Edmondson

Francis is passionate about God and His glory. Anyone having ever reading his books or listened to his messages would confirm that fact. Psalm 27.

The Simple Truth of Leadership

Linked 2 Leadership

Our current society seems to validate leadership when it’s supported by complex, intellectualized back-up material. And no one seems to question it. As a matter of fact, every day more research gets financed and leadership models are produced to “improve the leadership dynamics” as we know them.

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Corporate Leaders: What Will Be Your Epitaph? | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

Memo To: CEOs and Aspiring CEOs. From: John Bell. Re: Your Epitaph as a CEO. When your days on the throne are over, do you

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Are You Up, Down, or Sideways?

Leading Blog

There are no guarantees in life. We can be proactive, but there are some things that are completely outside of our control. So if we can’t be proactive on everything, we can, Mark Sanborn suggests, be interactive. We must learn how to interact with the forces in our life that are bigger than we are to create the outcomes we desire. Produce Value.

Notes: Catalyst Atlanta… #Cat11 – Mark Driscoll

Ron Edmondson

Mark Driscoll spoke on fear in the opening session of Catalyst Atlanta. He began by stating: Every leader is afraid of something.

Patient Intolerance

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Change Management Leadership Development Self Leadership Leadership, at it’s core, is about successfully managing the gap between our expectations and our experience. Leaders look into the world with a conflicting sense of idealistic passion and frustrated discontent. Patient Intolerance.

Making Someone Else Smarter

Kevin Eikenberry

In Tim Sander’s blog he closed his post yesterday with a quote from Stanley Marcus Jr, long time chairman of the retailer Neiman-Marcus. “You will never get dumber by making someone else smarter.” ” - Stanley Marcus, Jr. Questions to Ponder Do I agree with Marcus? What learning can I share with others? How [.].

How a pair of eyes can encourage you to behave

Chartered Management Institute

Ethical behaviour has been in the news again today. It was based on new research by Management Today and the ILM reporting that managers increasingly put profits before ethics. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Notes: Catalyst Atlanta… #Cat11 – Dave Ramsey

Ron Edmondson

Dave Ramsey is becoming a culture-changer. His methodical and wise approach to living has put him in a influential position within society.

Are Leaders Born or Made?

Coaching Tip

By Guest Author Jack Zenger. Few things in my life have the consistency of the following exchange. . Stranger: “So what do you do for a living?”. Me: “I’m involved in the leadership development profession. Obviously the words vary to some degree, but the main idea is incredibly consistent. Why doesn’t this question go away?

Why All the Leaders Are Above Average

Next Level Blog

My friends at SmartBrief on Leadership run a weekly poll on a question of interest to their 165,000 readers. A great guy named Mike Figliuolo, author of the just released One Piece of Paper, comes up. Please click the headline to read the whole story.

Winning Friends and Influencing People Doesn’t Change

Kevin Eikenberry

I first read Dale Carnegie’s classic How to Win Friends and Influence People 30 years ago. While that may seem like a long time ago to you, the book was already old then – it was written in the 1930′s. I read it again a few years later. I read it again, when was working on Remarkable Leadership. Why? [.].

7 Personal Values as a Leader

Ron Edmondson

I write about leadership. I try to keep it personal. I don’t always accomplish everything perfectly that I write about, but my goal is to be a growing leader. One critical aspect of leadership, in my experience, is to be aware of the values one holds. Have you ever considered your personal values as a leader? You can read one HERE.

Steve Jobs: A Creative Life

Chris Brady

My business partner and co-author Orrin Woodward and I, along with the other founders of LIFE, are embarking on a business journey in which we seek to follow correct principles, emulate successful. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Contemporary Leadership LIFE Business

Why blogging can benefit you as a manager

Chartered Management Institute

No single thing in the last 15 years professionally as been more important to my life than blogging - Tom Peters. This was taken from a video featuring Tom Peters and Seth Godin. I'll embed it at the end of this blog if you want to watch, but for now I'd like to hand over to CMI Ambassador Colin Millar. Here is what Colin has to say.

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