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Task-Oriented vs People-Oriented: A Common Source of Conflict.

The Recovering Engineer

The difference between task-oriented people and people-oriented people can often be the source of conflicts

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Leaders: Born or Made? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Leaders: born or made? While there is a very simple answer to this question, most people are so entrenched

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Author Chris Brady's Leadership Blog: Tell Me If Anything Was Ever.

Chris Brady

It at first seems odd that Leonardo da Vinci is so revered today. None of his sculptured works have survived, and only around a grand total of fifteen of his paintings are known. Although he wrote a lot about architecture

The Best Corporate Visioning Story - Ever | C-Level Strategies.

C-Level Strategies

The inspiring story of how all 1000 employees of Maritime Life were involved in the creation of their company vision, told by one of the inspired employees

Conflict Resolution Lession: Recognize Redirected Aggression | Guy.

The Recovering Engineer

Under stress cats can redirect their aggression towards you. So can people. Learn a lesson in dealing with redirected aggression from our cat, Merlin

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Effective Communication Skills: How to Quickly Guess a Person's.

The Recovering Engineer

Effective communication skills start with understanding the other person's perspective. This posts offers a simple way to gain better understanding

FAQ 74

Strong to Accept Tragedy, Reality, Loss, and Change

Building Personal Strength

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference. CEO Tony Hsieh: vision, values and the pursuit of.

Roundtable Talk

Tony Hsieh is the inspiring 30-something CEO of, an online retailer that was recently acquired by for just over 1.2 billion (yes billion) dollars. This isn't the first time Hsieh has sold a company

Ronald Heifetz on Adaptive Leadership


Ronald Heifetz is the King Hussein bin Talal Senior Lecturer in Public Leadership and founder of the Center for Public Leadership. Recognized for his seminal work on both the practice and teaching of leadership, his research focuses on building the adaptive capacity of societies and organizations.

Intentions - A Poem That Came to Me While Cleaning | Guy Harris.

The Recovering Engineer

A little rhyme that came to me while cleaning that might help you to become a better communicator

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Dr. Wayne Dyer - The Awakened Life

Building Personal Strength

Wayne Dyer is one of the most successful personal development speaker-authors of all time. During the past 35 years he has published dozens of books about living a more successful and meaningful life.

Fear Kills

Next Level Blog

In case you didn't see it, a report in the New York Times earlier this week offers a stark example of what can happen when the culture of an organization discourages open and honest dialogue. Please click the headline to read the

Thought-full Thursday: Deciding


Every Thursday, we provide you with a thoughtful way to coach yourself – something all leaders need to do. So take five and enjoy the inspirational quotes and reflect on the questions that follow. Ultimately, man is not subject to the

Hidden Costs 25


As a business leader, if you think “costs” are only the ones where you spend real money, think again. Have you ever realized the costs of: having an inefficient leadership team? setting wrong examples? not treating people well

"Don't Bungee-Jump Naked" - Really Different Stand-Up Comedy

Building Personal Strength

She's six-feet-two, sixty-five years old, silver-haired and funny as hell. This granny really knows how to tell a story. Get your day started off right with some REAL laughing out loud! Proof - you don't have to be profane to be hilarious!

Weekly Leader Podcast Episode 59 | BP's Back and More Mistakes

Weekly Leader

Pam and Peter talk about BP, photoshop and trust, Shirley Sherrod's resignation, Howard Schultz's “mistakes,” Pam's Research Report of the Week and more great podsafe music. Thanks to our sponsor! GotoMeeting Hold your meetings online

The Day 360?s Are Obsolete


I have a dream. Some may call it a fantasy, but I like to think of it as a real possibility. My dream becomes full reality before I leave this earth (I never claimed not to be ambitious!) when I see that we no longer need to use 360's

Thrown Under the Bus. That's Not Leadership.

Next Level Blog

I haven't followed the news much over the past couple of days since I've been on vacation and have unplugged from much of the stuff I usually pay attention to. That includes cable news. This morning, Please click the headline to read

A Favorite Story About Harry

Building Personal Strength

Just before he passed away, our big black cat wasn't so big anymore. He was 21 years old and so sick he stopped eating and lost almost half his body weight. We thought it was his time, and we began to mourn. But he recovered. Still, not many cats live to be 21.

Powerful Lessons in a Magic Gift | C-Level Strategies & Awakenings

C-Level Strategies

Lessons about power and our deepest fears, with important ramifications for us as leaders, came to me in a special gift, and I'm sharing those lessons today

5 Ways To Build Trust (Lessons from a Conversation)


One of my friends recently joined a new organization at a senior position. When we met over a cup of coffee a few days before his joining, he mentioned to me that his primary challenge would be to build trust

Video Book Club: Made to Stick

Next Level Blog

If you been to a book store in the past three years, you've no doubt seen Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath. You likely remember the bright orange cover and the big strip of silver duct tape. Please click the headline to read the

The Personal Strength of Fairness - Golf's High Standard

Building Personal Strength

On Sunday, April 18, 2010, I had just returned from a day trip to Bellville, Texas. It’s a cute little town in historic Austin County, and my wife was gathering material for a newspaper feature about a Mother’s Day outing. I was tired, and all I wanted to do was collapse in front of the TV.

Seeing the “And” in Others


I recently spoke with an organizational leader (let's call him John) who had stretched his thinking about someone who reported to him (we'll call her Liz) in such a way that it provided great benefit to Liz, John and the company they

Work Life Lead: The Organic Imperative

Weekly Leader

Last week's column, Turn of the Tide, presented the idea that we are entering a new era of leadership. I call this new era Organic because it is a leadership that grows, and is not simply manufactured. A manufactured type of leadership

Two Bobs Show It's Not All About Them

Next Level Blog

Don't you hate it when a point you've been making to others on a regular basis is made by someone else and you realize you still have a long way to go yourself on the point you've been making? Please click the headline to read the

The Personal Strength of Commitment - Do You Have the Resolve to Follow Through?

Building Personal Strength

Once upon a time, there was a wise woman who had a lot of experience and a lot of wisdom about something she cared about. She felt that she had something important to say that many people would benefit from. She had excellent writing skills, so she set a goal to write a book about the topic of her passionate interest. Two years later she had a lot of notes, but not a single chapter. The task of sitting down to write two or three pages a day proved to be unexpectedly difficult.

How Strengths-Based Leadership Affects Teams


“When leading a group, should the leader pay differentiated attention to individual members and the group as a collective simultaneously?” This is the question raised by Joshua Wu , Anne Tsui , and Angelo Kinicki in a recent Academy of Management Journal publication. Their study of 70 work groups in eight companies found that successful team leaders manage the team, not the individuals.

Weekly Leader Podcast Episode 58 | Mike Henry Sr., Lead Change Group

Weekly Leader

Peter speaks with Mike Henry Sr., creator of the Lead Change Group about leadership and social media. Also, Six Pixels of Separation podcast, Pam's Research Report of the Week and more great podsafe music. Thanks to our sponsor


Lead on Purpose

I heard the statement “feedback is the breakfast of champions” while listening to a recent podcast. There is a lot of truth to that statement. After hearing it I started to break it down to see if I could come up with a new statement

Intrinsic Motivation = Smart Leadership

Anese Cavanaugh

Simple leadership musings from the trenches: motivation. “ Motivating” people is unsustainable, if not completely unrealistic for any period of time, or at any true depth. If the motivation comes from an extrinsic place, ie. “I’m going to motivate you” (oy) or “Please motivate me” (yikes), it won’t stick.

Book Review: Start With Why


Transformational leadership involves the ability to inspire and motivate followers to take action toward the desire goal or behavior. We all know that inspiration is a vital part of effective leadership, most of us just don’t know what it means to inspire someone. Instead, we sell them on the desired actions or levels of performance we feel we need to get out of them. As Simon Sinek would put it, we sell the what or how.

Be Starbucker's Jukebox, And Win A FREE Trip To SOBCon Colorado

Terry Starbucker

It's no big secret in my SOBCon circles (or any of my friend circles, for that matter) that I like to sing. In fact, I sang “You'll Never Walk Alone” - in an opera voice, no less – during my recent keynote speech at our 2010 event in

Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: No Excuses!

Leading Blog