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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

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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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.

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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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.

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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.

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.

Health and Well-Being in the Workplace

Lead Change Blog

Employees are no longer just motivated by a paycheck. Those who are there just for the money will usually work inefficiently. To improve employee morale and health, you can consider implementing these tips. Encourage Employees to Work Out. As a leader, you should encourage your employees to exercise during working hours. Physical activity will keep them mentally sharp, meaning they will be able to work more productively.

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.

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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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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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.

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.

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


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.

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.

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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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.

Motivating and influencing your teams

Lead on Purpose

You’ve nailed the vision, and built the foundation of trust, now you need to motivate your teams. The success of your product depends on the work they (engineering, UX/design, marketing, sales, etc.) In nearly all cases, the individuals on … Continue reading → Product Management Trust confidence energy influence motivate optimism vision

Tips for International Business Traveling to Ensure a Smooth Trip

Women on Business

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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.

Don't Small Talk, Have Courageous Conversations.

Rich Gee Group

Why do people hate networking events? Usually it's full of people who are all talking small. How's business?" " There's a lot of people here." How's the food?" That's a great tie." Shoot me now. We all hate these events - executives, vendors, and business owners alike. Unfortunately, we've been told that we have to go to them to grow our business. And they're right. You have to regularly break out of your bubble and meet new people. Interact and market your product/service to get traction.

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Questions to Ask Before You Meet

Jason Womack

What do you do to maximize meetings? You've been invited to a meeting three days from now. You're not 100% sure WHY the leader or team wants you there, but you're willing to attend and put your best foot forward.

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.

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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How to Shape Your Company Culture (Part 1)

Engaging Leader

Culture. How we do things around here — how we treat each other, customers, and suppliers. It’s not just about communication. And yet it has everything to do with communication. Many factors drive company culture. For example: Company purpose, identity, and vision Corporate values and behaviors Leadership style Organizational structure Total rewards Work environment Inclusion […]. Blog Communication strategy


Jason Womack

Good morning, from Montgomery, Alabama. I awoke this morning to a note from a friend who let me know that this Typepad blog had been hacked somehow, that a post was uploaded without my knowledge. As you can see, I've

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Career Development May Mean Career Disruption

Let's Grow Leaders

Today we’ve invited our friend and author, Julie Winkle Giulioni, to share some career development expertise from her book Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Organizations Need and Employees Want. Julie has offered a FREE download of the book […].

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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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Business Writing Services: Enjoy Confidence in Your Communications

Women on Business

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Weekly Round-Up: Developing a Development Disposition, New Standard of Leadership, How a Positive Culture Influences Performance, Building Your Pathway to Leadership, Ignite Your Speaking Skills


Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts.

Setting Your Team Up for an Amazing Year: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival! This month, our contributors share their thoughts about setting up your team for an amazing year. We’ve expanded Frontline Festival to include other formats such as podcasts and artwork, and hope you enjoy the […]. The post Setting Your Team Up for an Amazing Year: A Frontline Festival appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Frontline Festival

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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!

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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New eBook: Most Read Blogs of 2018


As we head into the new year, we wanted to take a moment to look back and see what resonated most with you – our readers – in 2018. As we looked at what your favorite content was, we couldn’t pick just a few posts to highlight.

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