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Leadership Lessons From an American Revolution General

Lead Change Blog

” (Puls, 2008) If you will allow, here are a few leadership lessons drawn from the read. Alumni included Benjamin Franklin and Sam [.].

Best Leadership Books of 2012

Leading Blog

T HE WAYS we have thought about leadership have not always served us well. We have tended to think of leadership as something outside and above the rest. If leadership isn’t among, it will let us down. Hierarchies are still important, but they must allow for freedom to act, think, and experiment in a way that encourages individual growth. Barrett.

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The Gift of Accountability

Kevin Eikenberry

There are just three more days in the 12 (Leadership) Days of Christmas. If you have been following along, don’t stop now!

A New Year’s Wish For Leaders

Linked 2 Leadership

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every New Year find you a better man or woman.” Benjamin Franklin Oh, if we could all just follow Benjamin Franklin’s advice, what a wonderful world it would be! Questions for 2013 Why must we all find fault with each other while carrying [.].

32 Pivotal Leadership Gifts to Improve Performance and Productivity

Lead Change Blog

I venture to guess that the teams these folks work in could be far more productive. Can you find another [.].

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Four Levels of Connection

Coaching Tip

People who connect well connect on four levels. We all play on all of these levels all the time. We don't play the levels, the levels play us.

17-Point Program to Have the Best Year of Your Life

Rajesh Setty

Happy New Year. 2013 is days away. Here is a 17-point program to make it your best year. It has the same effect in general. But not all stress is bad.

Coach Bill Snyder's 16 Goals for Success - by Nathan Magnuson

Nathan Magnuson

What can athletics teach us about success? If your coach is Bill Snyder, quite a lot! Athlete or not, look at Snyder's 16 Goals for Success

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2013 Independent Workforce Predictions [Infographic]

Women on Business

In a new infographic, MBO Partners shares five predictions for the independent workforce in 2013. You can view the infographic below.

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Personal Leadership: Inspire Your Life, Inspire Your Business

Linked 2 Leadership

An epiphany can come from a lot of places: talking with a new person, experiencing a new place or culture, or reading a book seemingly unrelated to your problem. If you’re really paying attention, you may realize how slyly and timely inspiration enters our lives, usually just when we need it. Experiences That Change You [.].

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Management Improvement Carnival: 2012 Edition


This is the third consecutive year when I am hosting the Annual Management Improvement Carnival organized by John Hunter. Seth Godin’s Blog.

Chiefs of Staff Deliver Substantial Value To Their Organizations

Michael VanBruaene

If established correctly and you hire the right person, this position can be a communications and operational focal point, organizer, coordinator, special project manager and organizational glue for an organization in continual flux with multiple and every changing work groups, changing priorities, and continuing marketplace challenges.

The trouble with Talent

Women on Business

As entrepreneurs the thing is, we can see talent. The moment it walks in front of us, we know that this person has exactly what we are looking for.

Valuing the Differences of Others

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Dr. Andrew L. Thorn. I recently participated in two very different but similar meetings. The focus of each of the meetings was exactly the same, but the complexity of each group was completely different. In one group, the people embraced a very similar philosophy and mindset on the proposed topic. Understanding Others. The Big Picture.

The Gift of Improvement

Kevin Eikenberry

In the song 12 Days of Christmas, on the second day, the gift is two turtle doves. This is likely familiar to you.

Premarital Counseling: Things to Cover

Ron Edmondson

(At the end of the year, I’m sharing the most read posts.). As with most pastors, I’ve performed a fair number of weddings. Find it HERE.).

Managing an Entrepreneur

Women on Business

There is an inherent fear for people that aren’t entrepreneurs. Here are my go to lessons learned. Be More. Insubordination isn’t a dirty word.

Beyond Typical S.M.A.R.T Goals in 2013

Leadership Freak

The former CEO of Southwest Airlines, Jim Parker, told me, “Don’t set artificial goals for yourself.” Begin with noble ends: Leadership is about people. Set people goals. Production and profitability are useful and necessary but never enough. Increasing profits by 6% is important but not noble.

Planning for the New Year - planning to accomplish something - FREE annual planner

Chartered Management Institute

As ever, at this time of year, minds turn to the new one, to resolutions, goals, and the shimmering light of dreams at the end of the tunnel. You are not watching this post, click to start watching read more

Edmondson Christmas Newsletter 2012

Ron Edmondson

Merry Christmas from the Edmondson’s! We truly never know the changes a year will make, do we? Greater things are still to come. Family

2012 Women in Business and the Gender Gap Research and Statistics

Women on Business

Let’s hope the numbers continue to change for the positive in 2013 so companies hire and promote powerful, diverse teams and leaders.

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Overcoming 7 Barriers to Getting What You Want

Leadership Freak

All leaders want what they don’t have. Wrong wanting frustrates. Right wanting motivates. Why leaders don’t get what they want? Failure to name it. You never achieve what you don’t name. Fear prevents leaders from saying what they really want. Neglecting the team. Too much time spent focused on reaching goals not enough focused on [.].

Make coaching others more than a one-time event


. There are lots of indications that leaders who coach the people in their organization are more effective than those who don’t. Brainstorming.

Hey Leader: What’s Your Resolution?

Linked 2 Leadership

It is time to welcome yet another year into our lives. We all invariably spend the month of December reflecting on the events of the current year and have hopes for the upcoming year. It is time to reflect on and celebrate your achievements for the past year and realize how far you have come. [.].

QAspire Blog 2012: Essential Posts Redux


2012 was a fantastic year. Lot of writing, a few speaking engagements, many inspiring conversations some recognitions made this year a memorable one.

Six Ways to Find Your Future

Leadership Freak

The past is the future for most. Persistence and endurance assure continuity. But, more of the same won’t birth new futures. Looking back and holding on stagnates, solidifies, and congeals life like cold bacon grease. 99% of the conversations I have about the future are actually about the past. Creating the future is recreating “glory [.].

Tips for Professionalism in the Workplace Part I

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Professionalism is knowing how to do it, when to do it, and doing it. Sure, work is not a high school popularity [.].

My 12 Favorite Posts from 2012

Great Leadership By Dan

Merry Christmas! I hope you're having a safe, relaxing, and joyful holiday. I sure am, and that means taking a little break from blogging.

In Praise Of The Open Mind: A Year-End Meditation on Leadership

Terry Starbucker

It’s that time for reflection – on the year that is about to pass, and what’s to come in the year ahead. And an open heart.

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Personal Values as a Leader (Repost)

Ron Edmondson

(I’m counting down the top posts of the year.). 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. You can read one HERE. Leadership

Where the magic happens – step outside your comfort zone!

Bernd Geropp

Where the magic happens! Photo: hfng/ Resource: Do you want to grow your business? The magic happens there. Challenges.

How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Your Voice of Encouragement

For some reason, many of us wait until January 1 each year to set new goals. Actually, any day can work.

New Manager On-Boarding Delivers Success For The Manager And Organization

Michael VanBruaene

Well planned and implemented on-boarding specialized for new managers results in fewer mistakes and disruptions to workflow and reduces the time it takes to be fully productive. And then the manager is expected to get-to-work and become productive as quickly as possible. Prior To The New Manager’s First Day. Create an on-boarding agenda.

The Gift of Goals

Kevin Eikenberry

Twelve days ago I started a series of posts I called The 12 (Leadership) Days of Christmas.

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