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Should Leaders Bring Feelings and Passion to Work?

C-Level Strategies

There are probably as many ways to answer this question as there are professionals on this planet.

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Leadership & The Expectation Gap

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. When it comes to leadership, I can share the issue of expectations is no small matter.

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The Four Leadership Lessons of Halloween

Kevin Eikenberry

Tom woke up Halloween morning and mentally previewed the day ahead. He didn’t have to think much to know it was going to be a long one. A full day of leadership training followed immediately by the costume party his wife was dragging him to. The only good thing about the day that he could [.]. Innovation Leadership Learning engagement fun Halloween

7 Disciplines of a Spiritual Leader

Ron Edmondson

A spiritual leader, in my opinion, is called to lead well. All leaders should lead well, but when one claims to be a follower of Christ their leadership reflects on his or her walk with Christ. Leading well takes discipline.

Top 20 Leadership Chat Quotes on Leading with Feelings and Passion

C-Level Strategies

With more than 360 participants, more than 1 million people reached and nearly 7 million online impressions generated, this week’s Leadership Chat on “Leading with Feelings and Passion” was lively, to say the least!

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Does This Culture Make My Leadership Look Phat?

The Leadership Advisor

There are a number of things that point to the quality of your leadership. Often times the most common metrics people use to determine one’s leadership are usually of the operational variety. There is a concern for how successful previous projects were completed.

10 Current thoughts on mid-life…

Ron Edmondson

I’m what many would say “middle-aged”… Of course, mid-life is a relative term, and based on average ages of life-expectancy, I’m past that point, but where I am is in between raising my family and becoming a grandparent.

One Page Business Plan

Tony Mayo

I apologize for the length of this letter/speech/memo/blog post. If I had more time it would have been shorter. That keen insight into effective writing has been attributed to many great communicators, from Virgil to Voltaire. Respect for the reader’s time requires the writer to carefully pare all but the most essential aspects [.]. For Executives Goal Setting

Leading Views: You Can’t Do It Without Love

Leading Blog

In Up, Down, or Sideways , Mark Sanborn asks: So how are you doing with love? One method I use to assess myself in this area is to plug my name into a familiar passage from the Bible—1 Corinthians 13:4-7. It says, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.

Management-Leadership: Not an Either-Or Proposition


Is there really a difference between Management and Leadership? But the difference should not be understood as leadership versus management, as though one were superior to the other. They are different, often conflicting, yet complimentary functions in any organization. frontpage

The Encouragement Folder: Every Leader Needs One

Ron Edmondson

I have a special folder… It’s where I keep the notes of encouragement… The emails you get that are extremely positive…. The cards that came in the mail…. The ones that say you’ve done something right…. The ones that say you know what you are doing….

You can’t manage time, so manage your priorities

Tony Mayo

The most valuable time management skill is recognizing the important tasks and ignoring the rest. I first observed it early in my consulting career, at Arthur Andersen & Co in New York, after a meeting with my manager and our client, the Vice President of a large energy company. After the client left, my manager [.]. For Executives Goal Setting Time Management

The Top Ten Lies Leaders Believe

Leadership Freak

The truth is we tell ourselves lies. Lies seem to make life better, they make us feel more useful and in control. I can always tell when I touch the lies people believe about themselves. They deny the obvious and defend the ridiculous. It reminds me of the time one of our children denied stomping up [.]. Leading Mistakes Personal Growth Growth Leadership Development

The Essence of Strategy (Part 2) | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

The Essence of Strategy (Part 2). by John  October 30, 2011  Human Resources, Leadership, Marketing, Strategy  4 Comments. Last week's blog post bemoaned the lack of strategic discipline in today's world of business. I posed three

Leadership Under Stress: The Jesus Model

Ron Edmondson

Are you feeling the stress of leadership? Are you in the midst of chaotic times? Are there more times of crisis right now than times of celebration? Are you facing decisions which appear bigger than you today? Are you wondering how you should respond?

Great by Choice

Kevin Eikenberry

Today’s Resource Recommendation is Great by Choice by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen If you have read Jim’s previous mega-bestsellers, Built to Last and Good to Great, you know the formula. If haven’t, know that the premise for this book was reached through extensive research. The research in this book is so extensive (a [.]. Books Leadership Learning Success

The Top 25 Temptations of Leadership

Leadership Freak

Using position to intimidate or manipulate. Believing talent, experience, or skills compensate for preparation. Choosing the easy way for you rather than the best way for them. Overlooking the destructive behaviors of high performers. Withholding benefits or resources as punishment. Avoiding tough issues. Staying the same. Pretending you know when you don’t. Hiring yourself. Surrounding [.]. Failure Fear Insecurity Leading weaknesses Leadership Development

Three Traps to Avoid When Choosing a Successor

Marshall Goldsmith

Q: Many otherwise objective leaders seem to have real difficulty in evaluating their potential successors. From your experience, why does this happen? Can it be avoided? A: When evaluating our potential successors, we should first look at ourselves. Following are three classic mistakes leaders make when reviewing potential successors. All three can cloud our objectivity and diminish our ability to evaluate successors. Why doesn't she act like me?

What Does it Mean to be Meek?

Ron Edmondson

Blessed are the meek…for they will inherit the earth. Matthew 5:5. What does it mean to be meek? We sometimes have a hard time with that verse, don’t we? Meekness 101 is not a popular course in our universities, or even in our churches.

Natural and Spiritual Leadership

Coaching Tip

In natural leadership , personality plays a primary role. In spiritual leadership , the Holy Spirit within each of us takes the natural qualities of personality and infuses them with spiritual qualities. While many aspects of natural leadership are similar to spiritual leadership, there are some that are diametrically opposed.

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Stop Wasting Your Time Solving Problems

Leadership Freak

Many leaders and managers have a compelling; even perverse interest is fixing things. Average managers solve problems and get results. Great managers build people. A recent conversation with a new manager reminded me that it’s all about people. If you build them, they will fix problems and enhance productivity, not you. If you build them, they [.]. Managing Marks of leaders Motivation Optimism Taking others higher Leadership Development

Useful Performance Measures & Metrics ? How To Measure.

Michael VanBruaene

12 Top Blog Posts of Some of My Favorite Bloggers

Ron Edmondson

As a blogger, there are some posts I love more than others. There are other posts that get more traffic than others, often to my surprise. I assumed this is true of some of my blogging friends also, so I decided to ask them. I emailed some of the bloggers I read most frequently and asked them to send me a post that met one of the following criteria: Their favorite post. Generated the most traffic. Developed the most conversation or interest.

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The Performance Pipeline

CEO Blog

Beautiful day here. It was snowing late last night when I was on a short run. And some of it stayed. Snow in New England and area made the news primarily because 2.3 million people are without power. I was a bit surprised by the snow. It is still quite warm.

So You Think You Can Ignore Office Politics? Think Again!

Management is a Journey

At times in my consulting and training work, different managers will tell me that they ignore office politics and just do their jobs. They explain that good work and a high performing team are all they need in their management role to be influential in their organizations and to support their team. I explain that [.]. Videos emotional intelligence management strategic thinking survival skills

Mastery is Beautiful

Chris Brady

There is nothing like watching excellence in motion. I am always inspired by greatness in life, by someone who has mastered his or her craft, by professionals at the top of their game. In this. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Music Sports Travel

Guest Post: How my Fiance Changed My Mind About Leadership

Ron Edmondson

This is a guest post by Ally Spotts. I love hearing from the next generation of leaders. Ally Spotts is a 20-something writer & blogger who believes that what feels like a crisis is almost always an opportunity to step out in faith and do something courageous.

Discovering Your Leadership Development Needs


No leader is perfect. Some of them know exactly what leadership development areas they want to work on with their coach. Others struggle to figure out what they need or want to work on. I get it – it’s hard. A coach can help them to figure it out with early coaching conversations, but

The Keys To Managing Millennials, Part 2: The Progress Bar Effect

Terry Starbucker

Front Line Leadership . Guest Post By Adam Tenenbaum. In my last post I introduced Part 1 of my two-part series on the the topic of Managing Millennials (the generation born roughly between 1980 and the mid 90‘s) – Treat Them Like a Celebrity.

Did You Learn Your Lesson?

Kevin Eikenberry

Flashback to my kidhood . I’ve just made some error or mistake, and I am being made aware of that error by one of my parents. At the end of the conversation, they ask me. Did you learn your lesson? I’m guessing that my flashback is your flashback too – [.]. Developing Others Leadership Learning life long learning questions

5 Things I’ve Learned In Public Speaking

Ron Edmondson

My friend Scott Williams , author of Church Diversity , and were comparing speaker experiences after each of us finished our talks at a conference where we were both speaking. We discovered we had some of the same observations about speaking to groups.

November 2011 Edition - Strategy Execution Newsletter - On Managing Processes

Six Disciplines

Welcome to the November issue of the Strategy Execution Newsletter from Six Disciplines. In this month's issue, we're focusing on managing processes. Do You Have The "Master Process" In Your Organization? Think about it: all professions (sports, music, art, entertainment, education, architecture, to name just a few.) have time-tested, proven processes that, if followed correctly, lead to consistent and predictable outcomes.


Women on Business

Knowing the difference between men and women is easy when we look at body parts. It is not so easy when we think about how our brains operate differently, yet they sure do. Let’s just take the example of men and women in meetings.

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GPS Leadership


GPS navigation is a fantastic modern convenience! I find it rather incredible that a little device, about the size of a deck of cards, links to a handful of satellites orbiting more than 12,000 miles (!) above Earth to identify my position within a few feet. Really! Isn't that amazing?