Sat.Jan 12, 2019 - Fri.Jan 18, 2019

Where Did Everybody Go? 23 Ways to Stick With Your Goals

RapidStart Leadership

It’s happening already. If you go to a gym or fitness facility, you know this to be true: there’s that sudden influx of new faces in the new year. With the turn of the calendar often comes a desire to turn over a new leaf, and fitness goals feature prominently. … Where Did Everybody Go?

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7 Things Every Leader Needs to Quit Immediately

Ron Edmondson

I’ve often wished I could say something to every leader. Some things I’ve learned the hard way. I often share things leadership should do, but today I thought I’d share some things not to do. Some things to quit.

96% Believe They are Good Listeners and That’s Baloney

Leadership Freak

Chances are you’re a lousy listener – even though you think you’re good at it. The problem is, 96% believe they are good listeners according to Accenture. But a Scientific American article states, “… studies… Continue reading → Listening Leadership Development

3L’s of Self-Directed Learning: Insights from My TEDx Talk


I started 2019 by delivering a TEDx talk at TEDxGCET in Vallabh Vidyanagar. This post covers a few key insights extracted from the talk. Video to be posted soon. Formal education is a launch pad that equips us with fundamentals. But we need wings to fly long and high in the direction of our dreams.

Conquering the 5 Misconceptions that Hold Leaders Back

Leading Blog

T HERE ARE THINGS we believe that when we really think about them, we might find that they are not helpful. We might think of them as blind spots that adversely affect our leadership effectiveness. In What Are Your Blind Spots?

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7 Traits of an Insecure Leader

Ron Edmondson

Christian are called to walk by faith. Of course, this includes Christian leaders. A part of our calling in leadership means we won’t always know what the future holds, but we steadfastly follow God’s leadership. I must be honest.

Three Ways to Make the 4AM Club Work For You

Strategy Driven

“Early to bed, early to rise makes a [wo]man healthy, wealthy and wise.” ” – Ben Franklin. You’ve heard it said a million times before: the early bird catches the worm, and in the opinion of many highly successful people, the phrase is much more than a cliche.

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The Truth About You

Leading Blog

I N THE January/February 2019 issue of Communication Arts , Ernie Schenck writes about two kinds of truth: authentic and inauthentic. Authentic truth is who you are. Inauthentic truth is who you are when everyone is looking.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Upside

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The Upside, starring Kevin Hart as Dell Scott and Bryan Cranston as Phillip Lacasse, is a heart-warming tale.

Playing it Safe — Not My Style — And, Often Not God’s Plan

Ron Edmondson

A number of years ago, I observed a characteristic in me I hope is not permanent. After our boys moved out of the house, we moved to a downtown condo. The condo sat on a hill, overlooking the river district of our community. We loved the view, but it presented a problem on windy days. We had to weatherize our front porch every time we suspected a storm, turning over the furniture and making sure everything was secure.

Your Leadership Heritage

Lead Change Blog

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.”. Isaac Newton said that in the 17 th century, and the idea is even older than that. Other people have helped you become what you are today. They’re part of your heritage, your leadership heritage. If you take the time to reflect on your leadership heritage, you will become a better leader. You will deepen your understanding of why you do things the way you do.

Unlocking Creativity: Are These Creativity-Inhibiting Mindsets Holding You Back?

Leading Blog

I N AN IBM global survey of CEOs, the overwhelming consensus was that more than rigor, management discipline, integrity or even vision, successfully navigating an increasing complex world will require creativity. In a world where we must adapt or die, we need creative solutions.

The Coaching Alphabet

Kevin Eikenberry

Daily, I am asked questions about coaching success. Daily, I strive for greater coaching success for myself. Today, I challenged myself to share three ideas that will, when implemented, help you be a more successful and confident coach.

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5 Traits Every Leader Should Have to Achieve Hero Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Jeffrey Hayzlett: What’s leadership? What makes for an effective leader? The answers to both these questions are relative to every organization -- big or small. There is no one set of rules that makes for an effective leader, but leadership encompasses a slew of characteristics and different people embody different sets of traits. The fact of the matter is, some people become good leaders and others don’t. For me, a good leader isn’t someone who just tells others what to do.

Leadership: A Spiritual Boot Camp

Lead Change Blog

Leadership expert James MacGregor Burns, once wrote something that we think is very interesting to consider. He said, “Leadership is one of the most observed and least understood phenomena on earth.” Since those words were originally written more than 40 years ago, we suspect that leadership has actually become one of the most observed and the most understood phenomena on earth.

Better Isn’t Always Better

Joseph Lalonde

There’s been so many innovative, awe-inspiring inventions in the last couple of decades that it is mindblowing. The Apple iPhone, high-speed internet, DVR… All of these inventions were improvements upon something we already had. The iPhone allowed the average phone user to carry a mini-computer inside of their phone. High-speed internet drastically reduced the time […] The post Better Isn’t Always Better appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

Three personal foundations to master for better leadership


When we look at a well-built building, most of us don’t notice the foundation. Instead, our eyes go right to what’s on top of it. If it is unusual, old, or beautiful, we might comment on those qualities. Have you ever heard someone say, “That’s a beautiful foundation”? Most likely you haven’t.

Meeting the Needs of the Modern Consumer

Strategy Driven

It’s 2019, and the power consumers have in today’s marketplace continues to be unparalleled.

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Top Post Series of 2018: Leading in Context Blog

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton The Top Post Series this year reflects a concern I have that many other people must share. It is a concern about what can happen when we don’t use ethical thinking. This series answers the important question “Why should we take the time to think intentionally about the ethics of our […].

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Kevin Eikenberry

By Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund Few books give you advice on how to think more effectively. Fewer definitively answer big questions. This book does both.

7 Powers of Vulnerability

Leadership Freak

Patrick Lencioni said, “I don’t think a leader can be too vulnerable.” It still freaks me out. But the ability to connect, influence, and inspire requires vulnerability. If others play it safe, lack… Continue reading → vulnerability Leadership Development

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The Legislation Involved In Working With The Government

Strategy Driven

Securing a government contract is the Holy Grail of business. As an entity with a trillion dollar budget, they usually reward contractors with competitive deals. Plus, they are an establishment which needs work completing on a regular basis.

Seven Career Viruses


Fear of failure. The opportunity-killer. Careers are made by seizing opportunities. Lack of judgment. Just make sure you don't seize every opportunity. An open door sometimes leads to the basement. Fear of success.

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How to Be a More Courageous Manager

Let's Grow Leaders

Most moments of managerial courage come down to the micro-decisions you make when you’re just a little bit scared, and the stakes really aren’t that high.

One Question and One Commitment that Enhance Well-Being

Leadership Freak

One question and one commitment have the power to enhance well-being in others. But first, a Gallup study that represents 98% of the world’s population. 5 Elements of Well-Being: #1. Career Well-Being –… Continue reading → Encouragement engagement Marks of leaders Mentoring Personal Growth Taking others higher Culture Growth Leadership Development organizational success

Three Ways to Establish a Baseline for Your Brand-New Business

Strategy Driven

In business terms, a baseline is where you start. It gives you an idea of your bottom-most revenues and ranks, then allows you to improve upon them until you have a new baseline to replace the start-up version.

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Don't Do Anything Great Today


Don't do anything great today. Do a bunch of small things. Do them well. Take pleasure from the process. Remember, just small things. The calls that need to be returned. The files that need to be updated. A chore or two. A note to a friend. Some loose ends that need to be tied.

How To Find Your Balance Point

Eric Jacobson

A few years ago, Brian Tracy , along with Christina Stein , published, Find Your Balance Point. The desire for peace of mind and the idea of living a balanced life are central to your happiness and well-being.

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Unintended Consequences: Minimizing the ‘Oops Factor’ in Decision Making

Joseph Lalonde

Unintended consequences is the term for outcomes that are not the ones foreseen by a purposeful act. When a manager consistently gives tough assignments to a worker who’s proven himself to be reliable, the go-to employee may begin to feel “penalized” by the additional load while the less reliable workers get a free ride. What […] The post Unintended Consequences: Minimizing the ‘Oops Factor’ in Decision Making appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Guest Posts

Time to Expand? How to Get it Right

Strategy Driven

If the time has come for your business to expand and take things to the next level, you need to tread carefully. Of course, growth and expansion are vital parts of running a successful company but expansions should always be undertaken with great care and consideration.

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The Expected Unexpected


The day is planned. Time is blocked out. You finally have the chance to catch up on things and then, well, you know what happens. The expected unexpected arrives. Fortunately, it was always in the back of your mind.

Tips for International Business Traveling to Ensure a Smooth Trip

Women on Business

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10 Ways To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobson

From Jay Miletsky's book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. In tense situations choose positive responses by maintaining perspective and getting along well with others.

Business Politics Players – Why Individuals Don’t Use Their Personal Power

Strategy Driven

Everyone possesses personal power to some degree but many chose not to use it. Commonly shrouded as a righteous choice to not play politics or a self protecting underestimation of one’s power, the primary reason for not exercising personal power is fear. Hi there!

Novels for Leaders


One of the best novels about ancient Rome as it neared its end


The Structure Culture Development Connection: The Key to Success for Organizations of the Future

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Guest Post by Julie Winkle Giulioni If you lead an organization, work in an organization, or even set foot in an organization, you know that we are living in a time of significant change. Many forces and factors are contributing to these changes, including: Competition comes from all parts of the world and from […]. The post The Structure Culture Development Connection: The Key to Success for Organizations of the Future appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

Business Writing Services: Enjoy Confidence in Your Communications

Women on Business

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