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Your Voice of Encouragement: Quotes about Leadership to Inspire You

Your Voice of Encouragement

I've always loved great quotations, whether the words were spoken by a famous author, scientist, celebrity, sports figure or historical person. I find that the quotes I like best make me think…about myself and how I want to live my life

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Diagnosis: A Bias that Leads to Bad Decisions

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The Personal Strength of Optimism - Sea Hearts Full of Hope

Building Personal Strength

One of the items in Kathleen’s karma bowl is her favorite sea bean. About an inch-and-a-half in diameter, it's smooth, hard, dark brown and shaped like a heart. Next to her karma bowl is another bowl, full of these heart-shaped sea beans.

Change Management Essentials - 5 Things To Avoid

QAspire

Most organizational/team improvement initiatives we undertake involve change - from current state of affairs to desired state. Change is hard and painful and necessary for growth/survival. Process improvement is all about managing

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0107 | Michael Lee Stallard

LDRLB

Michael Lee Stallard and Jason Pankau are co-founders of E Pluribus Partners. They are also co-authors of Fired Up or Burned Out. In this podcast, they make a compelling case for why the next competitive advantage is engaged employees and explain how to build the connection culture that engages them. 0:00 Introduction. 4:00 What is a connection culture? 5:47 What are the benefits of a connection culture? 9:21 What are the three bridges? 14:05 Some examples of a connection culture.

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ADSDAQ: An Ad Network That Allows You to Set the Price

Managing Communities

ADSDAQ is an ad network with an interesting twist. They ask you to set the CPM (cost per 1,000 impressions) rate that you want to receive and they pay you exactly that – and only that. Nothing more, nothing less. If they don’t have any ads to run where they can pay you that amount, [.].

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Herculaneum - "Are We There Yet?"

Chris Brady

IMG_1079 I had what might be called a conversation with the steward of our cliffside villa, inquiring about the limited routes over or around the mountain range behind us and back over to Naples (Napoli). He spoke some English

Larry King's Oprah Winfrey Interview - Talking about "The Secret" and "The Law of Attraction"

Building Personal Strength

Larry King has announced his retirement! What a milestone. Like a lot of people, I'm remembering some of my favorite interviews. One of them featured Oprah Winfrey, in which she surprised viewers by giving her candid opinions about "The Secret" and "the law of attraction."

Five Signs That You Might Be a Tool

Next Level Blog

If you're a sports fan and hang around with teenagers and college students on a regular basis, you might be suspecting that today's post is inspired by LeBron James. Actually, it's not although. Please click the headline to read the

How to Screw Your Business in One Easy Step

C-Level Strategies

No, it's not very goddess-like to use such language but turbulent times deserve forceful measures. With small businesses under the gun to stay afloat and corporations flailing about trying to understand new media whilst restraining

Thought-full Thursday: Chaos

Aspire-CS

Every Thursday, we provide you with a thoughtful way to coach yourself – something all leaders need to do. So take five – enjoy the inspirational quotes and reflect on the questions that follow. “I I have a great belief in the fact that

A 4th of July Perspective

Building Personal Strength

I'm writing this post on July 4th, 2010 - Independence Day. If you're an American, I hope you had a really good one. Today, one of my July 4th memories is that of the bicentennial, the 200th anniversary of the birth of the United States, which was celebrated back in 1976.

Weekly Leader Podcast Episode 57 | Jim Kouzes, The Leadership.

Weekly Leader

The second half of Peter's interview of Jim Kouzes, co-author of The Leadership Challenge. Also, LinkedIn's Lead Change Group, Fast Company's Influence Project, Pam's Research Report of the Week and more great podsafe music

How to Kiss and Make Up

Next Level Blog

It's pretty likely that if you're a leader you will, from time to time, have public disagreements or falling outs with other leaders. It's just the nature of things. Some of their goals conflict with. Please click the headline to read

No Better Time

Aspire-CS

It remains a tough time for leadership. The improvement of the economy is slower than most would like. The pressure on you to make bottom line goals is even greater than it has ever been. You are making do with fewer resources

Self-Esteem, Part II - Psychologist Nathaniel Branden's Expert Opinion

Building Personal Strength

Yesterday I told the tragic story of Jason , a guy who entered into a downward spiral of low self-esteem that eventually cost him his life. But what is self-esteem, exactly?

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Leadership Interview – John Maxwell | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth For those of you interested in the topic of leadership John Maxwell (@johncmaxwell

Musings from the Mediterranean

Chris Brady

IMG_0724 He and his family are occupying the space above ours in this unique, cliff-side perch above the Mediterranean. In a short conversation by the cliff platforms for sea diving, Alan made a simple yet profound statement

3 Ways You're Hiding From Success Without Knowing

C-Level Strategies

Are you embarrassed by your success? Chances are you're not. Successful people are, generally speaking, open to and aware of opportunities and they approach their visions and dreams with intent. And yet we often hide from our success in

Self-Esteem, Part I - It's More Important Than You Think

Building Personal Strength

Whenever I think about positive self-esteem and its importance to personal achievement, mental health and happiness, I think of how perilous a life journey can be. And I always think of Jason. Jason was the second child in a large Catholic family. His parents were good people.

Video Book Club: Leading Minds

Next Level Blog

So, as you'll see from the three day stubble, I took a few minutes at the end of the July 4th weekend to talk a bit about one of my favorite books, Leading Minds. It's by Harvard education. Please click the headline to read the whole

Leadership Interview – Marshall Goldsmith | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth I recently had the pleasure of spending about 40 minutes on the phone with Marshall Goldsmith

6 key sales talents

Talent Technologies

Working with over 2000 sales teams in numerous countries, using both qualitative and quantitative interviews and assessments, Derek Gatehouse knows a thing or two about sales teams. His book, The Perfect Salesforce, is a great summary

The Asking Dilemma

Aspire-CS

I write about listening and asking often because they are two of the most powerful tools a leader can use for strengthening work relationships; they are also underappreciated. Are they too simple? Perhaps that's one of the reasons for

Weekly Leader Podcast 56 | Jim Kouzes, The Leadership Challenge

Weekly Leader

Jim Kouzes, co-author of The Leadership Challenge, talks with Peter about his books, tools and leadership in general plus Pam's Research Report of the Week, another leadership iPhone app and more great podsafe music

Should CEOs Have Term Limits? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth I have read some interesting articles and blog posts of late on the subject of CEO term limits, and felt

6 key sales talents

Talent Technologies

Working with over 2000 sales teams in numerous countries, using both qualitative and quantitative interviews and assessments, Derek Gatehouse knows a thing or two about sales teams. His book, The Perfect Salesforce, is a great summary

EBM: Deming & Quality

LDRLB

W Edwards Deming was an American statistician, considered the father of the modern quality movement. In 1982, Edwards Deming published “ Out of the Crisis ” identifying 14 points for management which if applied would enable Japanese manufacturing efficiencies to be realized. Deming’s 14 Points: Create constancy of purpose and continual improvement where long-term planning replaces short-term reaction. Adopt this new philosophy by management and workers alike.

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Work Life Lead: A Little Idea Exercise

Weekly Leader

To those of us who make our living with ideas, we are grateful for the kind comments and reactions from people who appreciate our writing and presentations. The problem that accompanies our influence is the impression that all that

Best Practices For A Strategic Planning Retreat

Six Disciplines

Great Quotes: Be a Yardstick of Quality

QAspire

I love quotes because they inspire and ignite a thought process. Today, I read this brilliant quote from Steve Jobs: “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.” ~ Steve Jobs

Why Twitter And Your Blog Go Together Like Rama Lama Lama Ka Dinga.

Terry Starbucker

You know that part at the end of the classic movie musical Grease, where Sandy and Danny finally realize they are really made for each other? And then Sandy really goes for it and sheds her “Sandra Dee” image once and for all

Exceptional CEO Tenure

Coaching Tip

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Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: Leading Views: Are You Relevant?

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