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StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 51 – An Interview with.

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization's alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve superior results. These podcasts elaborate on the best practice

Articles of Faith: Great Leadership « Linked 2 Leadership

Linked 2 Leadership

So, you want to be a great leader…? Whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant;” Mark 10:43. Jesus contrasts worldly leadership and biblical leadership. Is this the way you think

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People Buy You:

Kevin Eikenberry

This weeks Resource Recommendation is People Buy You: The Real Secret To What Matters Most in Business by Jeb Blount. Jeb Blount has written a concise, easy to read book that on the surface is written for sales people

Orrin Woodward Leadership Team :: Scams, Coercion, & Networking

Orrin Woodward

I have spent the last several years studying the scams, schemes, and cons perpetrated on the American masses through the use of coercion. As a Top 10 Leadership Guru, I cannot sit by idly and watch Americans lose their freedoms without

Now Thyself

Tony Mayo

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it. Søren Kierkegaard What we should do is not future ourselves so much. We should now ourselves more. Now thyself is more important than Know thyself

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The Wisdom of Mohandas Gandhi - A Dozen Quotes

Building Personal Strength

In India, Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948) is considered the father of his country. Back in the 1940s, he encouraged Indians to use civil disobedience instead of violence to free the country from British rule. Although he didn't invent the

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Serving Politicians

Modern Servant Leader

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Perception is More Than Reality

Kevin Eikenberry

We've all heard, and said. that “perception is reality”. This profound truth, while believed, is sometimes hard to remember or put into practice. This fact also makes interpersonal communication and interaction far more complex than we

Great Leaders Make Decisions | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth News Flash: There is one tell-tale sign, a dead give away that you're a weak leader - I can see it a

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Many People Are Born Gays and Lesbians - They're Not That Way by.

Building Personal Strength

Should two people of the same sex be allowed to marry? Should a gay couple be covered by the health insurance of the employed spouse's benefits package? Should a gay person be allowed to serve openly in the military

A Simple Phrase That Will Change Your Life. | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

If the the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, it's time to water your own grass. Stop trying to compare yourself to others if you always make yourself feel inferior. Stop trying to yearn for a better job, if you don't

The Latent Power of a Cliche

Kevin Eikenberry

Wikipedia defines a cliche, in part, as “. an expression, idea, or element of an artistic work which has been overused to the point of losing its original meaning or effect. I've spent some time recently thinking about

It???s Not Business, It???s Personal

What Do You Want From Them

How do you create a culture of ownership? I googled that phrase and hoped to come across a Seven Steps To Creating A Culture Of Ownership-type list, but couldn't find one. A few years ago, my brother came to Charlotte (all the way from Germany) and visited the short-order restaurant I was managing. He thought it would be particularly funny to drop a fork on the floor and see who picked it up. The second shift waitress in that section never did.

Buddha - The Wisdom in My Favorite Quotes

Building Personal Strength

In Buddhist traditions, the Indian man known as "Buddha" (563 - 483 BC) is regarded as "Supreme Buddha," and the word "Buddha" means "enlightened one" or "awakened one." In his lifetime, he was known as "Siddhartha Gautama

The First 30 Days as CEO

CEO Blog

It seems presumptuous for me to post "advice" but a friend is likely taking on a new CEO role and I have been thinking about the best 90 day plan. The first 30 days of a 90 day plan in a new leadership role seems obvious to me. They are "Listen and Learn". Regardless of background and experience, there will still be lots to learn. Some of the things to focus on learning: 1 - Peoples names. I asked everyone to email me a photo of themselves.

Getting to the Heart of Vulnerability in Leadership | C-Level.

C-Level Strategies

Lisa Petrilli analyzes vulnerability in leadership in advance of the #LeadershipChat which takes place on November 9th, and asserts it is borne of love

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Inspire The World ??? A Recipe

What Do You Want From Them

I mentioned in an earlier post that I am not great at inspiring others. So I did some research (they say leadership can be learned) and came up with the following recipe - just in time for the holiday season: Making inspiration is actually quite simple, at least on paper. Youll need Conscientiousness, Why, Belief in Change, and Authenticity. Quick example: Apple inspires customers to buy their products.

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Myth vs. Reality - What It Really Takes to Get Employees to Bring.

Building Personal Strength

In so many ways, organizations have "got it wrong" about how to get the best work from employees. They seem to be hunkered down "inside the box," clinging to old concepts about learning and performance and reluctant to accept reality

The Lesson of the Double Jump

Chris Brady

In my crazy teenage years I became consumed by a magnificent obsession. It was on my mind in the morning, afternoon, evening, and night. As my tee shirt at the time said: I ate, drank, slept, walked, talked, breathed

30 Surprising Facts About George Washington

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Competitive Advantage: Employees Who Know They Can Make A Difference

What Do You Want From Them

Step 5 of my inspiration recipe called for "Make others believe that they can make a difference.. Thats an ingredient you cant buy at Wal-Mart. Let me approach this from a personal experience : A few years ago, my husband was diagnosed with adult ADHD. ADHD is linked to low levels of the neurotransmitters Dopamine and Norepinephrine. This results in, for example, inattention, distractibility, difficulties with planning and sequencing.

Thoughts on Intimacy - New Braunfels Wurstfest and Thanksgiving

Building Personal Strength

Wurstfest 2010 is history. Wurstfest is a 50-year-old annual 10-day celebration of German culture that happens in New Braunfels, Texas, every year. New Braunfels was founded in the nineteenth century by German immigrants

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Are You Playing With The Big Boys? Or Girls?

Rich Gee Group

“It's better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you'll drift in that direction.” – Warren Buffett. It's a proven fact. Play tennis with someone better than you and you'll

Kick Your Micromanagement Habit

Bud to Boss

No one wants to admit to micromanaging employees’ performance. Yet you may have micromanagement tendencies if you recognize any of the following behaviors: • Resisting delegation. Immersing yourself in the particulars of others’ projects. Focusing on tiny details instead of viewing the big picture. Taking back delegated tasks frequently because you are not satisfied with others’ efforts. Discouraging others from making decisions without consulting you first.

How To Produce An Effective Company Blog

Eric Jacobson

If you lead a business and aren't part of the 34% of US companies using a blog for marketing purposes, your business likely will within the next year. According to Emarketer, the proportion of companies using dedicated blogs as a

Proactivity - Solve Problems WhileThey Are Still Small

Building Personal Strength

When people ask me why I don't do consulting work anymore, I recall the most challenging project I ever had, which was to present training in creative problem solving to the mid-level managers of Banamex (National Bank of Mexico) – 20

Want To Be Successful? This Is What You Do.

Rich Gee Group

This morning, I'm speaking in front of 100+ people at the Wilton Library on LinkedIn. Candidly, I'm not a true 'authority' on LinkedIn, but it does help my business, and I'm presenting to business owners about how they can leverage it

Mintzberg on Managing

LDRLB

Henry Mintzberg in this interview with McGill University’s Karl Moore talks his latest book, simply called Managing. Leadership management

How To Write A Business Plan In About One Hour

Eric Jacobson

Kansas City's Joe Calhoon, published earlier this month, The 1 Hour Plan for Growth, where he provides a system for creating a clear and compelling business plan for growth. I believe business plans are critical to any business — new or

USAF Captain Ed Freeman - Vietnam War Medal of Honor Winner

Building Personal Strength

You know how people forward you inspiring stories through email? I have a lot of friends, and I get my share of them. Sometimes I read them and sometimes I don't. I never forward them on. But this one caught my eye and I read it all the

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Tough Times Never Last. Tough People Do.

Rich Gee Group

I run a high-performance peer-advisory group — a great bunch of people who know what they want and know how to get it. The other day, one member recognized that everyone around the table 'survived' the past recession and are still in

Seven Ways to Be More Comfortable and Confident When Receiving.

Kevin Eikenberry

There is lots of advice for leaders, managers and coaches on how to give better feedback. I've written and taught quite a bit about it myself. But today I want to write about something else. Something that is discussed less often and is

Four Reasons why Civility in the Workplace is a Must | You're Not.

You're Not the Boss of Me

When I was little, my parents made it their business to instill in me the importance of minding my manners. In fact, any attempts on my part to behave in any way that was deemed less than civil, resulted in my having to make amends

At the Core of Your Abilities - Personal Strengths and People Skills

Building Personal Strength

I once had an upscale retirement home for a client. My job was to help the various units in the home work better as a team. During that year, I got to know the top management team. Towards the end of my assignment, the president decided