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Shut-up & Listen | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Great leaders are great listeners, and therefore my message today is a simple less and listen

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Five Reasons Why Every Leader is a Salesperson

Kevin Eikenberry

What images, thoughts and feelings come to mind when you think of or hear the word “salesperson”? Stereotypical, slick-talking, used car sales people Well-spoken financial manager The guy everyone loves who sells his wares on the golf

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Don't Use an Illness Description for a Normal Behavior | Guy.

The Recovering Engineer

Last week, I saw a report on television about the number of children that have likely been misdiagnosed as ADD/ADHD. As I watched the television piece, I was reminded of a common problem I see when people start to apply the DISC model

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Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: 5 Leadership Lessons: The Wisdom.

Leading Blog

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The Disconnected Leader | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Even though few would dispute the value of being an engaged leader, many still do not practice what they

Blog 96

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Leadership & Initiative Overload | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Are you guilty of making the mistake of taking on more work than you should and thereby committing

Blog 71

Shut Down, Shut Off, and Think!

Kevin Eikenberry

Yesterday I read an article in the online New York Times, titled Digital Device Deprive Brain of Needed Downtime. While I encourage you to read the article, the title gives you the message. I couldn't have cited the research included

Gratitude - Show Appreciation for All the Good Things

Building Personal Strength

Mother Teresa famously said, “There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.” Do you agree? Consider this story. I come from a large family—seven brothers and sisters. That means I have more nieces and nephews than I can count. And now they’re having children.

Seven Things to Expect From Your Narcissistic Employee


The narcissistic personality trait describes individuals that believe they are special, have a sense of entitlement, require excessive admiration, lack empathy, are interpersonally exploitive, and are arrogant and haughty. As defined by one of its most frequently used measures, the Narcissistic Personality Inventory (NPI, Raskin & Hall, 1981), there are four dimensions to the narcissistic personality (Emmons, 1984): 1.

People vs. Asset - Which is Tracked Better?

Modern Servant Leader


Making Vision Stick

Kevin Eikenberry

This week's Resource Recommendation: Making Vision Stick by Andy Stanley Andy Stanley is an author and the founding senior pastor of a large church in Atlanta. He speaks about leadership from personal experience which is perhaps the

High Performance vs. Business as Usual - The Secret

Building Personal Strength

When I lived in Vero Beach, Florida, a good friend of mine owned one of the best restaurants in town. It had a loyal clientèle and thrived - until Hurricanes Francis and Jeanne struck in 2004, that is. I once asked her what was the hardest part of running a successful restaurant.

Work Life Lead: The Organic Steward

Weekly Leader

This is a continuing series on Organic Leadership that is pointing to the changes in leadership and organizations that are happening in our time. The Organic leader is a steward of the company. A steward cares for the people and the

Build (and build up) TEAM YOU!

Jason Womack

Leadership Lagniappe

Kevin Eikenberry

Lagniappe (pronounced LAN-yap). Is a word used primarily in Louisiana, meaning a little something extra. read the full Wikipedia entry). Since I first learned the word in college it has intrgued me. First, I love to say it

My Goal is Excellence, Not Perfection

Building Personal Strength

Accept only the best, and most of the time you’ll get it. I believe that. But I quickly want to add that I'm not talking about "perfection," whatever that is. You can chase perfection and your book will never get written.

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Problems with leadership development processes…


Developing your leadership skills is critical to your ongoing success and prosperity, so it is important that you understand some significant problems/challenges/issues with leadership development processes

Servant Leadership Companies List

Modern Servant Leader

Service-Profit Chain


Last week on P ositive Organizational Behavior , LDRLB contributor Bret Simmons outlined the surprising findings of a study from the Journal of Applied Psychology. The results verify the theory behind the service-profit chain and found something else: managers matter.

Saved Again by Humility, Tolerance and Forgiveness

Building Personal Strength

Our cats get fed twice a day, at 5 PM and 5 AM. Somehow, the primary responsibility for that task has fallen on me. I think it's because it's no problem for me to get up at 5 AM. Nature calls at about that time, so I don't mind getting out of bed.


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How to Create Your Ideal? (Part 2 of 2)

Leading Strategies

Last week we looked at how to create something better by using a method called “going out and coming back.” This uses imagination to define a detailed, desired future state in a personal or professional setting

Letting Waldo Help you Clarify Your Goals

Kevin Eikenberry

A short article connecting the keys to goal setting with Waldo

Dr. Wayne Dyer's book - Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

Building Personal Strength

Below is a video of Dr. Wayne Dyer talking about his 2008 book, Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao. The Tao Te Ching is a compilation of 81 verses written by Lao Tzu, who lived in China over 2,500 years ago.

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Caption Contest 2010.6 Winner Declared

Chris Brady

745be6032chumor.jpg We are proud to announce the winner of Caption Contest 2010.6. It was, again, a tough one to call, so much so, in fact, that we've decided to list several Honorable Mentions in addition to the first place winner

Thought-full Thursday: Preparing the Self


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. Preparing your “self” first

New Millennium Trends – Older Workers (Boomers & Veterans)

Management is a Journey

An article in HR Magazine addressed the dynamics of older workers in business—those who are 50 years or older (Baby Boomers & Veterans). It addresses some interesting myths and realities about older workers

The Goal Was Success, So We Accepted the Awful Truth

Building Personal Strength

In 1994 my company introduced an innovative multi-source feedback system called 20/20 Insight. It was used by over a million people in virtually every kind of organization around the world, and it’s still in use today.

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Training Middle Managers On People Management Basics


Here is a simple idea: Whenever you have a new manager (project manager/departmental leader) joining in your organization, put him/her through a simple training program on how to manage people. Train existing managers as well

Three Tips for Beating the Jitters

Next Level Blog

It doesn't matter how far you go as a leader, you'll occasionally face situations that make you nervous. The reasons for the jitters can vary. It might be the first time you've led the senior staff. Please click the headline to read

Leveraging Down for CEOs | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth If you desire to become a successful leader at any level, much less a top CEO, it will be essential for you

Arjun Atwal Brings Amazing Personal Strength to Make Golf History

Building Personal Strength

It was Sunday in the Texas Hill Country, and the temp was 103 degrees in the shade. So I wasn't out there with my weed-whacker clearing the wild part of our property next to the road.

Weekly Leader Podcast Episode 64 | Leadership Education Roundtable

Weekly Leader

This week Peter and David Burkus experimented with a leadership roundtable on education Scott Allen and Bret Simmons to a leadership roundtable. Co-hosts David Burkus, The Leader Lab | Twitter Scott Allen, Associate Professor

Give your presentations impact using THIS technique

Talent Technologies

I want to make presentations like Steve Jobs'. It may come as no great surprise that our participants like to model their presentation skills on one of the greatest business presenters. [[ This is a content summary only