Sat.Nov 04, 2017 - Fri.Nov 10, 2017

How to Keep Your Team Engaged With Meetings That Matter

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

How many of your meetings begin with people opening their laptops, ostensibly to take notes and reference documents. Most of us know they are really answering email, conversing on social media and cruising the Internet because we’re doing it too.

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What We Get Wrong About Authenticity In Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

When it comes to improving the way we lead, there’s a number of approaches that have been championed by both leadership experts and researchers looking into understanding what makes someone a successful leader.

10 Reasons to Consider Church Revitalization — Even Over Church Planting

Ron Edmondson

I meet with young church planters frequently. I hope that continues. We had great experiences in two successful church plants and it’s certainly in my heart. Currently we are working to plant churches in Chicago. I love the energy of planting. We need lots of new churches.

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Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Thor: Ragnarok

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Chris Hemsworth reprises his role as Thor for the blockbuster movie Thor: Ragnarok. This is the third time Hemsworth has been featured in a stand-alone Thor film (surprisingly, I have not done a Reel Leadership article on the other 2 Thor films).

November Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the November 2017. Leadership Development Carnival! The themes for this month include: Workplace Culture. Productivity. Engagement. Inspiration/Creativity. Communication. Development. Leadership. Let’s get started! Workplace Culture.

The Right to Work Place Inspiration

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from regular contributor S. Chris Edmonds: You’ve heard of them. Key performance indicators. If I were to ask you to list your company’s top five key performance indicators, you’d probably be able to tell me at least a few of them. However, there may be some that are unclear.

Lousy Leaders Enjoy Swinging the Stick of Accountability

Leadership Freak

Lousy leaders enjoy swinging the stick of accountablilty. Ineffective leaders might ask, “How do I hold people accountable?” Their real question is, “How do I pressure resistant people into doing what I want… Continue reading → Accountability Growth Leadership Leadership Development

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7 Things Great Leaders Do: Advice For Today’s Young Leaders

Ron Edmondson

Recently I was asked to speak to a local youth leadership program on — well, it makes sense — leadership. That’s what they are attempting to learn. I’ve led in the business world, elected office, and now in ministry – and on dozens of non-profit boards.

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Ditching the Corner Office for Good

In the CEO Afterlife

Six years ago, Fortune Magazine published my reflections on my rise to the corner office, my life as a CEO and how I coped with the years that followed my exit from the corporate throne. I’ll cut to the chase; my days in the CEO afterlife are as fulfilling as ever.

How Quick Answers Make Us Stupid

Leadership Freak

Leaders who give quick answers end up surrounded by low-functioning sleepwalkers. Quick answers propagate shallow thinking, irresponsibility, and low engagement. The need for quick answers makes us fear the disruption of new thoughts.… … Continue reading → Curiosity Fear Personal Growth Growth Leadership Leadership Development

Transparency – All Cards Face-Up

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Paul Sean Hill Creating and leading high-performing teams in any setting requires a high-trust environment. A critical component in creating and keeping that trust is complete transparency across the team. Having seen the empowering effect of this … Continue reading → Trust culture expertise responsibility transparency truth

Dealing with dissenters in the workforce—6 Ways to Encourage Dissent

Career Advancement

“May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.”. Dwight D. Eisenhower~. At a team meeting, Valerie pitched a marketing strategy she’d been thinking about for a while. A fellow team member vocally outlined a number of holes in the plan, leaving Valerie feeling shaken.

A Time for Courageous Leadership

Lead Change Blog

“If all decisions were made by the following policy or gaining consensus, my secretary could do my job.” The words came from the CEO of a Fortune 100 company at the company’s senior leadership retreat. It got me thinking about what it means to be an effective leader. Not an administrator who seeks policy compliance; not a manager who directs based on the preference of underlings; but someone who makes the tough calls and dicey judgments. Full disclosure.

Secret Sauce: Mike Bowker Chief Operating Officer of Cable One

Leadership Freak

Welcome to “Secret Sauce Sunday.” I invite leaders who I admire to share real world leadership principles they have learned on their journey. The insights that follow are born in Mike Bowker’s experience.… … Continue reading → Secret Sauce

Living the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

Those who follow my blog have an idea of how I’m spending my time as a retired CEO. I’m working – not for money, for fun.

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Which Lead Generation Tactics Get the Best Results

Strategy Driven

The worst number in business is one. If you have just one source of leads, it is only a question of time when the price per click goes up or the targeting options change or the viewership of the publication changes. Because of this, you want to have several lead generation mechanisms in place.

Leaders & Decision Making: How It Can Badly Impact Others

Joseph Lalonde

This Unseen Influence Can Ruin Everything “Leadership is influence. Nothing more. Nothing less”. This is leadership guru John Maxwell’s simple, core definition for what leadership is. It applies in any context like work, family, ministries, and organizations.

Accusations of Louis C.K.’s Sexual Misconduct are True

Leadership Freak

Five women accused comedian Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct. He’s the latest in a recent avalanche of accusations that began in October with Harvey Weinstein. Louis said, “These stories are true.” Louis’ apology… Continue reading → Accountability Courage Leadership Development

Building Influence – 6 Ways to Earn Respect

RapidStart Leadership

What’s the secret to building influence? Becoming more influential is actually a pretty simple matter. But simple doesn’t mean easy.

Choosing to Show Up (and Rebooting When You Don't)

Anese Cavanaugh

I'd had a bumpy morning. It started out pretty great (except I'd run out of coffee, bad omen), but other than that, all looked good. I had my first client call, then a meeting, then a team meeting. Somewhere amongst one of my meetings, I let my energetic state and mood be "corrupted".

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Four Tips on Hiring an SEO Agency for Your Startup

Strategy Driven

In today’s business market, online brand visibility is key to getting your new start-up off the ground.

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I Hung Up the Phone and Just Started Sobbing

Leadership Freak

I told Jenny Dearborn that our story is the answer. She told me about an unexpected conversation with a nine year old boy. He has dyslexia. So does Jenny. Jenny Dearborn, SVP and… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Humility Marks of leaders Personal Growth Taking others higher Growth Leadership Development organizational success

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Everyday Winners – How to Build Mental Toughness One Day at a Time

RapidStart Leadership

How do you win the daily struggle to get out the door? Temperatures have been dropping lately. Now it takes more effort to get out the door for my morning run. Yesterday I had to analyze the weather. Contend with warm clothing decisions. Wrestle them all on.

Top 10 Blog Posts Of All Time On Joseph Lalonde

Joseph Lalonde

I’ve always been fascinated by numbers. What do they represent? How can they be interpreted? How can I use numbers to extrapolate data? All of these questions run through my mind when looking over analytical data. That’s why I’m glad Google provides Google Analytics for websites.

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How to Increase Your Golf Business Revenue

Strategy Driven

Do you want to ensure the success of your golf company for many years to come? If so, you will need to thoroughly review your strategies, programs, and pricing to attract players year after year. Check out the many ways you can increase your golf business revenue. Introduce Memberships.

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One Awful (but Common) Leadership Practice and What To Do Instead

Let's Grow Leaders

It’s nearly a leadership cliché: “Don’t bring me a problem without a solution.” You’ve probably been on the receiving end of a harried manager barking these words at you. You may even have said them yourself. I’ve delivered many keynote programs and […]. Communication Energy & Engagement Results & Execution Winning Well coaching critical thinking leadership management problem solving relationships results

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Is Your Workplace Toxic?

Kevin Eikenberry

Toxic. It is a nasty-sounding word, and something we all want to avoid. When I think of the word “toxic” I think of the skull and cross bones symbol on the products that we don’t keep under the sink when we have toddlers.

Be the Water, Not the Dam

Lead Change Blog

Something incredibly addictive and seductive happens when we change someone’s mind. We want to do it again and again. It’s lovely having so many people aligned with our beliefs. And for those who resist our efforts, we double down, confident that if we keep at it, someday we’ll prevail, and they’ll see things our way. After yet another disagreeable conversation with a determined resistor who was part of my inner circle and who wasn’t going anywhere, I took a step back.

How to Ensure Your Employees Have an Easy Website Management Experience

Strategy Driven

If you’re a growing business and your employees help manage the website from time to time, it’s crucial their experience is as easy as possible to keep productivity at its highest.

Creating A People-First Culture In Your Workplace

Eric Jacobson

If you want to create a heart culture and a people-first culture at your workplace, read the book, Advisory Leadership , by Greg Friedman.

4 Tips for Finding the Best Mentor for You

Leadership Freak

New Book Giveaway!! 20 free copies of The Influence Effect: A New Path to Power for Women Leaders. Leave a comment on this guest post by Diana Faison to become eligible to win… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Mentoring

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Preview Thursday: Total Value Optimization

Lead Change Blog

The following excerpt is from the Introduction of Total Value Optimization: Transforming Your Global Supply Chain Into a Competitive Weapon by Steven J. Bowen. . Your supply chain is the backbone of your company.

4 ways the online world can help you optimize the performance of your business

Strategy Driven

In this digital age, it is vital that you are using technology to your advantage. This is the best way for you to make sure that you have the edge over your competitors. Online advancements have made it much easier for businesses to run effectively and efficiently.

Do you have these 5 leadership traits?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Ron Schutz : Confidence is my #1 trait for leadership as an entrepreneur. There must be a proper balance of humility and belief in one’s talents. The excess of this is arrogance; the demonstration of pride! A simple reality could be, do people respect you and seek out your opinion or do they avoid you as much as possible? Prideful people turn others off. Confident people attract others to their strength. #2 2 Vision.

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HR, Who’s Your Customer?

N2Growth Blog

Over the last 30 years I have worked for many organizations in HR positions with increasing responsibility. Regardless, I had discussions within each of those organizations about the concept of customer satisfaction. In my view, the only customer is those whom we sell our products or services to!

Inspiration from Automated Messages, Playful Competition, and High Fives

Leadership Freak

Don’t tell anyone. But last night I trotted around our house so I could see an automated message from my Fitbit. Automated messages motivate. If you asked what I was doing, I’d say,… Continue reading → Motivation Leadership Development organizational success

6 Effective Ways to Market Your Law Firm

Strategy Driven

Every law firm needs to develop an effective marketing strategy to compete with rival firms. Yet, you might not know where to start when building a professional, trustworthy brand. To help you attract clients, find out the six effective ways to market your law firm. A Professional Logo.