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7 Traits of an Insecure Leader

Ron Edmondson

Insecurity always shows up in a person’s life. It can be disguised, but it can’t be hidden. They are overly conscious of their clothing.

How Introverts Can Succeed in Business and Leadership

C-Level Strategies

I learned very early in my career that the way I led was different from my extraverted colleagues. master. Three critical steps to getting promoted.

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The Best Leaders Carry Flashlights

Kevin Eikenberry

I first remember carrying a flashlight at summer camp. Coming back to the cabin after the campfire would have been pretty treacherous without one. Something got me thinking about flashlights recently. As I thought about them, I realized that as leaders we need to have a flashlight available for a variety of reasons. [.]. Leadership focus vision

3 Self-Limiting Mindsets that Will Hold You Back at Work

Leading Blog

This is a guest post by Joel Garfinkle, author of Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level. Garfinkle asks, “What makes one person more successful than another?” Getting Ahead is a straightforward guide to help you eliminate your blind spots to improve how you are perceived, increase your visibility and exert your influence.

4 Words to Help Discern a Vocational Call to Ministry

Ron Edmondson

Discerning a call to vocational ministry can be a tiring and trying experience. It fuels me in ministry to help others process their call.

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A Lesson from Hezekiah: 7 Steps to More Effective Prayers

Ron Edmondson

Hezekiah ruled over Judah and was a good and faithful king. Hezekiah often became the target of warring nations. Hezekiah got alone with God.

Uncertainty Will Freeze You in Place if You Let It

Leading Blog

Ambiguity is not only certain; it is a necessary state for advancing. Jonathan Fields writes, in Uncertainty : “The more you’re able to tolerate ambiguity and lean into the unknown, the more likely you’ll be to dance with it long enough to come up with better solutions, ideas and creations.” Living in the question. Get feedback along the way.

Leaders: Are You Willing To Risk Your Life?

Linked 2 Leadership

On Remembrance Day and Veterans Day, it is important for us all to reflect on the sacrifice and devotion to duty shown by so many of our brave men and women all over the world. “What does the observation of past and present wars mean to you?” ” November 11th is not about poppies, wreaths or [.].

Productivity Reminders…

QAspire

… For Managers. In knowledge world, productivity is hard to quantify. If you try to adopt old “command and control” style of management to drive knowledge workers, they get even less productive. Don’t command, empower. Don’t control, but lead them instead. Understand that knowledge workers cannot always be productive between 9 to 5. For Individuals.

7 Popular Myths about Leadership

Ron Edmondson

One thing I learned in obtaining a master’s in leadership is that defining leadership is difficult. John Maxwell says, “Leadership is influence.” ” I love that simple definition. Still, I have observed that there are many myths when it comes to even what that means. Not true. Some people are intimidated by leadership.

I, Steve: Jobs in His Own Words

Leading Blog

George Beahm has compiled a collection of Steve Jobs quotes in I, Steve. Organized by topic, this is a great (and sourced) collection. Here are a few: • I would trade all my technology for an afternoon with Socrates. • My job is not to be easy on people. My job is to make them better. People judge you by your performance, so focus on the outcome.

The Illusion of “Too Busy”

ReThink HR

Often we are not really that busy. Now just imagine how much time the following things take: complaining. pointing fingers.

A Great by Choice Glossary

First Friday Book Synopsis

Last Friday, I presented my synopsis of the new Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen book, Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck – Why Some Thrive Despite Them All. It is a great addition to the Jim Collins canon. Jim Collins is a vocabulary creator. In his earlier books, he introduced hedgehog circles, and Level [.].

10 Hard Life Lessons I’ve Learned by Experience

Ron Edmondson

Some of life’s greatest lessons come packaged in a hard personal experience. The best friends sometimes say the hardest things to hear….

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What Did He Know and When Did He Know It?

Leading Blog

Senator Howard Baker’s famous question, "What did the president know and when did he know it?" is about moral responsibility. Leaders have a moral responsibility to the people they serve. Those relationships are a leader’s stock in trade and are to be valued above our agendas. Our actions set the tone for the whole team.

Stop Criticizing Other People

Your Voice of Encouragement

If they speak at all, it is to offer encouragement." As Your Voice of Encouragement, I am keenly interested in finding ways to uplift others.

In A Complex Era, It Takes a lot of Collaboration – We Need Good Teams!

First Friday Book Synopsis

I hope that all of my presentations are useful for the audiences in attendance. But on Thursday, I participated in a panel that was not only useful, but had a special element of “fun.” It was for the Dallas Estate Planning Council. I was the non-expert on the panel – I was the “book guy.” [.]. Navy SEALS Marvin Blum Perry Kaufman Shelly Mathis

Dear Joe Paterno – One Alumni’s Letter to Our Fallen Coach

Modern Servant Leader

Our Weeping Nittany Lion. Dear Joe, In addition to others, especially the victims, I am praying for you and Sue. As a Christian, I forgive you.

Following Through on Big Dreams

Aspire-CS

Doc Hendley is the unexpected founder and leader of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization called Wine to Water. Their mission is to provide clean water to needy people who don’t have access to it. I had the pleasure of hearing Doc speak about his passion last week. A college dropout, Doc is young, tattooed and

Why MANY smart people don’t do anything with good advice?

Rajesh Setty

There are some smart people who think they know everything and they are not even looking for any advice. We are not talking about them. All the best.

Are you doubting God’s love?

Ron Edmondson

Romans 5:8. Related posts: How Can I Be Sure I’m Saved? Who Do You Love? Experiencing God’s Unconditional Love.

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Are You In Control?

Kevin Eikenberry

David Allen is best known for his book Getting Things Done. His book has been, over the last decade, the most popular time and productivity management book and process on earth. The quotation below applies to managing our time, but goes much deeper, if you allow it to. I hope today’s questions and action steps [.].

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Three Critical Factors to Consider Before You Choose a Communication Technique

The Recovering Engineer

Before you start looking for the right communication technique or words to use to convey an idea, you must consider three critical factors. Tweet This!

How much more productive could you be if you worked from home?

Chartered Management Institute

I was reading Future Work by Alison Maitland and Peter Thomson last night. They used a case study from IBM whereby flexible working saw employees produce an extra 19 hours of productive work. Now suffice to say they don't expand on how that figure was achieved, but I thought I'd have a stab myself.

Guest Post: Lessons Learned Since Becoming a Pastor

Ron Edmondson

This is a guest post by Michael Perkins. Michael describes himself as “a regular guy who likes things simple.” ” He is a husband, pastor, blogger, and a creative. After more than two years of blogging at Untitled by Michael Perkins, Michael believed it was time for a change; a fresh start, so The Handwritten was born. Guess what?

What Really Happened When the Lights Went Out

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

It’s cold here. It’s been a week since we lost electric power in the small towns of central Connecticut. Signs of life.

Five Reasons Why Managers Stay in Crisis Mode

Management is a Journey

There is a paradox in management that often affects many talented business professionals. Specifically, they find that as they assume greater levels of managerial responsibility, the more they work in crisis mode. It can be confusing. Management emotional intelligence management organizational productivity performance management survival skills

Leveraging the Power of Paradox

LeadStrategic

Our natural inclination is to resolve the paradoxes of organizational life. frontpage

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The Balance of Reason and Instinct

Coaching Tip

By Guest Author Francis Cholle. I realized that the source of creativity and sustainability is the same: the balance of reason and instinct.

“Respectful Workplaces” Video

Leading in Context

New Video Explains the Importance of Respect in the Workplace Today’s post features a video for leaders that is currently available at no cost in an effort to educate leaders about the importance of building respectful workplaces.

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Do You Want to Land the Job of Your Dreams?

Women on Business

Guest post by Patricia Sadar (learn more about Patricia at the end of this post). Do you know what your next career step is?

When Leadership Coaching Works (And When It Doesn't)

Marshall Goldsmith

Q: When does leadership coaching work? When is it a waste of time? A: In my work as an executive coach, I only get paid if my clients achieve a positive, lasting change in behavior - not as judged by themselves, but as determined by their key stakeholders. This has made me think a lot about when coaching works - and when it doesn't. Life is good.

Social Mood and Presidential Leadership

Coaching Tip

Don't blame Martin Van Buren for America's first deflationary depression. He met defeat seeking a second term. That "something else" is social mood.).

LIFE Compensation Plan

Orrin Woodward

It is here. The launch of LIFE and the compensation plan for building communities of leaders is finally here! LIFE is happening; is yours? Main Page