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4 Secrets For A Strong Mind « Linked 2 Leadership

Linked 2 Leadership

Mental toughness is an important characteristic in our heroes. The reality is, you and I must also be strong-minded if we are to overcome the obstacles we meet every day. Jim Rockford was a hero who pushed the limits

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Five Reasons Stories are a Powerful Communication Tool

Kevin Eikenberry

We all grow up with stories. Stories of our family, stories from our friends and stories we read. There are stories we hear at school, at work, on television and in the movies. Stories are everywhere

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Touch More, Do Better

Tony Mayo

Professor Dacher Keltner shares insights from the new science of touch. How touch increases confidence, cooperation, and participation. Greater Good: The Science of a Meaningful Life Share it

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How to Tell If a Conflict is Good or Bad | Guy Harris: The.

The Recovering Engineer

Not all conflict is bad. Sometimes it can be good. Here are three ways you can tell the difference

Fairness – Treat Others with Respect

Your Voice of Encouragement

It's easy to judge or criticize people whose backgrounds or opinions differ from ours. But you can learn from everyone you encounter when you show them consideration and courtesy

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Podcasts, Webcasts, Articles on Employee Engagement and Connection

Michael Lee Stallard

Tomorrow I will be doing a podcast interview with Rena Reese on her Soul Salon program. We will be talking about Connection Cultures, employee engagement, employee motivation and other ideas in Fired Up or Burned Out

Twelve Programs for Creating Remarkable Leaders

Kevin Eikenberry

Most organizations I know are always looking for ways to develop their leaders. Many approaches are taken. They buy books (like Remarkable Leadership). They look for innovative approaches (like the Remarkable Leadership Learning System

Are Your Ducks In A Row?

What Do You Want From Them

It was my first week on the job as a new manager. My management training program had lasted three months. During that time, I learned how to be a decent grill operator and was proud of my progress. When I took over my own store at the age of 23 (the youngest person in my unit), I wanted to show the more experienced workers that I knew my stuff. We didnt have assistant managers or shift supervisors and I was responsible for everything and everyone. It was great; I felt really important.

Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: You Already Know How to Be Great

Leading Blog

All Great Things Are Accomplished with Passion

Building Personal Strength

If you’re in charge of people, if you have a challenging project and if you want them to do the hard things that are needed for success, will they follow your lead? If you don’t show real passion for the project, chances are they won’t either.

Leading Global Teams

Modern Servant Leader


What Do You Want From Them

When I was younger, I put a deck of playing cards, faced-down, in front of my friends and told them I was able to predict where the aces were or the seven of hearts. My hopes were to get lucky and draw the right card, making the other kids awe at me.

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Game Changers | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth At one time or another all great leaders experience something that is so big, so impactful, that it

The Real Secret is PASSION - Go with All Your Heart

Building Personal Strength

My business partner, Meredith Bell , has a plaque next to her desk, which reads: WHEREVER YOU GO, GO WITH ALL YOUR HEART. This is good advice. When my wife Kathleen was in her 20s, she worked her way through college. The major she chose was accounting.

Feedback Shorthand

Kevin Eikenberry

In a Bud to Boss Workshop earlier this week, a question was asked that I had some trouble answering at first, and because of that I have been continuing to think about it. Without exposing any confidences from the group or providing too

It Only Takes 8 Minutes « Linked 2 Leadership

Linked 2 Leadership

I experienced the most painful thing in my life 5 weeks ago. My grandmother Esmeralda Keane passed away. Aside that I never had to deal with the loss of a loved one, my grandmother was the only person around that allowed me to feel like

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Leadership Burglary: Felony or Misdemeanor?

C-Level Strategies

By Lisa Petrilli. In my post entitled, “How Vision Drives $Millions: A Real-World Example,” I wrote about my experience as a brand new Marketing Manager at Baxter addressing a major PR attack by Greenpeace

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Peggy Cloar's Quest to Make the Best Chocolate in the World

Building Personal Strength

I was sitting in High's Cafe in Comfort, Texas, enjoying two of my favorite things in life. One was a really good chicken salad sandwich. It wasn't the absolute best I've ever tasted. But it was way up there.

Why Leadership Skills Are Also LIFE Skills

Your Voice of Encouragement

“Almost everything in leadership comes back to relationships." - Mike Krzyzewski, American NCAA basketball coach. When you think of someone who is truly a great leader, chances are that individual is also an outstanding human being in

Top 10 Must-Do Strategies for Persuasive Presentations


The One Thing You Need to Get Ahead; Debunked

C-Level Strategies

by Lisa Petrilli. This post is serving as the platform from which Steve Woodruff and I will launch #LeadershipChat. As co-conspirators on this epic (we hope!) adventure we talked about how we wanted to launch this chat – the topic of

Perfect Sunset over the Ocean - Watch in Real-Time in HD

Building Personal Strength

One of the greatest vacation moments possible in this life is to watch a perfect sunset over the ocean from a quiet beach. This video delivers this experience - pure, without music - in High Definition. Click on FULL SCREEN and watch it as long as you want. An awesome, relaxing virtual experience.

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Women in the LEAD

Butterfly-10-7-2010-CAS Again for reasons I can't explain this lesson keeps coming across my path, year-after-year, in my favorite book by Emmet Fox. This time, I was reminded of it when I visited the butterfly exhibit at California

Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: Every Leader's Six Mental Mistakes

Leading Blog

Servant Leadership Observer - October 2010

Modern Servant Leader

Beyond the World of Work - People Skills are Life Skills

Building Personal Strength

I once told a friend of mine, "The people skills that the best leaders can help build strong relationships with friends and family. You can - and you should - use them with your kids."

Emotional Intelligence at Work: Choose and Apply Your Measure Carefully


There are two popular models of emotional intelligence (EI): the ability model and the mixed model. The ability model involves emotion perception, emotion understanding, emotion facilitation, and emotion regulation for the purpose of affecting desired behaviors (e.g. job performance, goal attainment). A common ability measure of emotional intelligence is the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT).

Ramblings on Leadership & Schizophrenic Delegation

Create Learning

Leadership training.michael cardus leadership expert. Dear leader, Leadership is tough – and we all have broken models inside our head. Once your responsibilities change. Your processes and skills must also change

10 Unthinkable Lessons For Your Employees « Linked 2 Leadership

Linked 2 Leadership

The Top Ten Things You Never Thought You'd Need To Teach Your Employees. In a collaborative investigation into workforce readiness, HR executives reported that new workers are entering the labor pool lacking overall professionalism

Linda Shows Us Blanco, Texas - A Small Town Center of Excellence

Building Personal Strength

Not long ago I accompanied my wife, Kathleen , on a visit to Blanco, Texas, while she researched an article about this unique town in the Hill Country. Her point-of-contact was Linda Sullivan, Director of Marketing for a brand new hotel, Blanco Luxury Suites.

Bad News


Effective leaders know how (and when) to deliver bad news. In the video, the folks at the Soderquist Center demonstrate just why this is such a neccessary trait. Leadership leaderskilz soderquist

Visual Auditory Kinesthetic Learning…How experiential facilitation.

Create Learning

Sunni Brown at Duarte from Duarte Design on Vimeo. Video from Sunni Brown's blog…Sunni is a co-author of GameStorming which is an excellent resource for Experiential Training and design. What I like most about this talk is how real

Customer Engagement

Talent Technologies

High levels of customer engagement is something every company wants – who wouldn't? – yet how to achieve it remains a mystery to many. Talent Technologies has simplified customer engagement into three measurable behaviours

Thought-full Thursday: Valuing Ourselves and Others


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. Your comments and answers to the