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Gratitude in Leadership: When Gratefulness Fuels Giving

C-Level Strategies

” I loved every moment of my IUSF leadership experience. The Power of Gratitude. Gratitude, for me, has been a catalyst in my career.

Seven Simple Ways to Subtly Influence Others

Kevin Eikenberry

It had been a long day of work and travel, and it was going to get longer. Due to weather issues around the country, flights across the eastern half of the U.S. were delayed and canceled. It was snowing heavily in Denver, where I had just landed to find my connecting flight canceled. I quickly [.].

Which Version of the Bible Should I Buy as a Gift?

Ron Edmondson

(This diagram is attributed online to, although I could not find it on their site now.). Let me make this VERY clear. Any questions?

5 Keys to Effectively Communicating Appreciation in the Workplace

Great Leadership By Dan

Burn-out is the common theme, as people in the workplace express that they are becoming more negative, cynical, and discouraged. Way to go, team!”

What Crabs in a Pot Have to Do with Leadership Presence

Next Level Blog

Last week, I spent an afternoon sparking a conversation on leadership presence with a group of rising leaders in a well known organization. The conversation turned to how difficult it can be to lead. Please click the headline to read the whole story. Books executive presence leadership presence Linchpin Seth Godin

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6 Concepts for Creating What People Love Before They Know They Want It

Leading Blog

Demand is created in the gaps between what we really want and the goods and services we settle for. Demand creators figure out how to solve the big and little hassles we all face—and they make our days easier, more convenient, more productive, and simply more fun,” writes Adrian Slywotzky in Demand. Fix the Hassle Map. Build a Complete Backstory.

Success Requires It.

Kevin Eikenberry

and it is in short supply. It’s concentration, and, no, I’m not talking about the popular game show that aired from 1958-91. Concentration isn’t really in short supply; the supply is large, if you choose to capture it (and successful people do). Most however, - text while driving - answer emails while [.].

7 Ways to Minister to College Students

Ron Edmondson

Recently my friend Guy Chmieleski asked me to write for his blog Faith on Campus. I wrote under the heading “If I were a college pastor today.”

A Lesson in Leadership Manners

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development One of my most memorable lessons in leadership and its attendant responsibility came via the improbable pairing of a wise high school teacher and a spiky-haired toy. The guy who sat behind me in Mrs. Crawford’s English Lit class liked me. A lot. This was a total mystery to me because I did [.]

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Blind spots that smart people should be aware of

Rajesh Setty

Blind spots are a problem for everyone – not just for smart people. I have picked 7 such blind spots to consider. Photo credit: John K on Flickr.

Practices for Professionals – Sign Everything

Strategy Driven

Some find it very uncomfortable to “blow their own horn.” The text above is only a small portion of this article. Want to learn more?

A Mid-Life Letter to My Wife

Ron Edmondson

Cheryl, You may have noticed, I’ve written quite a bit recently on mid-life. You know I get bored easily and I love change. Love you, Ron.

How To Stop Sucking (By Building A Personal Leadership Brand)

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Career Development Leadership Development Self Leadership Nobody wants to suck. At the same time, the world of work is changing in ways that make it harder and harder to stand out. As a leader in this strange climate, we must constantly be finding new ways to differentiate ourselves in an increasingly competitive and global marketplace.

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How to Maximize Your Work With A Coach


As we are starting a new season of coaching high potentials in a client organization, I was excited to hear a few of them ask “What can I do to get the most out of this executive coaching experience?” ” It’s a great question, and one that tells me why this group of high potential

Everyone Wins with Gratitude

Kevin Eikenberry

Since in the United States today we celebrate Thanksgiving, it is appropriate, perhaps even expected, to suggest we be grateful today. Of course, the reality is that gratitude is important to our relationships and to us as well, (as today’s quotation suggests) and deserves a place in our daily thoughts. I’ll move right to it [.].

7 Ways to Be a More Thankful Person

Ron Edmondson

Are you truly thankful? I find at times I am, and at other times, I’m like the rest of God’s children. I can be a grumbler. Need help?

Reminder: The Introvert’s Guide to Success Launches Sunday

C-Level Strategies

Why so giddy? I’ve never done anything like launch a book before, and taking on new challenges is always very exciting for me.

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Manage the Mid-Space or Your Vision Will Fail

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

“Our company had a big meeting a few weeks ago where the president laid out his vision. It means big changes and a lot of us were skeptical about it.

November Management Journey Carnival

Management is a Journey

Welcome to the November 2011 edition of the Management Journey Carnival. Topics for this month’s Management Journey Blog Carnival include interpersonal effectiveness, managing the 4 generations, communication, innovation, diversity, change management, teamwork, leadership, workplace productivity and other related topics. Can you believe [.].

7 Things Which Help Me Focus

Ron Edmondson

I’m fairly productive as a person, but the truth is, I get distracted easily and have a hard time staying focussed at times.

Leading Green: 6 Steps to Sustainable Teams

Linked 2 Leadership

The key to leading sustainable teams, or “Leading Green,” is to enable an organizational culture that is full of trust and free of fear, instead of full of fear and free of trust. If you are a supervisor who has already accomplished this, read no further. However, if you are like most of us and [.].

Leadership Starts With A Choice…Or Is That A Decision?

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Leadership starts with a choice…a choice to lead. Where does a leader want to lead people and what will they expect those people to do along the way? Leadership Starts With A Choice…Or Is That A Decision? Leadership Coaching Leadership Development action choices decisons Leadership

Leaders Should Be Competent – But Not Too Competent

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from David C. Baker. Does a manager/leader need to be really good at what they manage? What do you think? That is their job. If so, why?

30 Things You Have to Experience to Understand

Ron Edmondson

Some things you have to live to fully understand. All my life I’ve heard the phrase, “You’d have to experience it to understand it”. The older I get the more I know that statement to be true about many things. I was reflecting recently about ways I’ve heard that statement used and ways it’s come true in my life. The pain of divorce. Skydiving.


Thinking Beyond Disciplines: Why We Need it

Leading in Context

What is Transdiciplinarity? The Institute for the Future and the University of Phoenix Research Institute list transdisciplinarity as #7 in a list of skills critical for Workforce 2020. They define it as "understanding concepts across multiple disciplines.".

How Noisy Is Your Leadership?

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Light Your World Self Leadership Popular views of leaders focus primarily on positional leadership. Many of my [.] How Noisy Is Your Leadership? Light Your World Self Leadership Character-based Leadership community Difference frank taylor Inspiration leader Servant Leaders values

Finding Gratitude in the Common Things

Leading Blog

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. Thornton Wilder. Sometimes we have big and uncommon things to be thankful for, but mostly what we have to be thankful for is daily, common and mundane. It’s these daily blessings that we take for granted. Gratefulness is a state of mind.

Thanksgiving Survey: Book Giveaway

Ron Edmondson

It’s always interesting to compare Thanksgiving practices with others. I thought it might be fun to hear some differences in how we celebrate.

Metrics that Matter for 2012 (one page PDF)

Rajesh Setty

Note : I created this checklist a couple of years ago and it has served me well. No changes on the checklist except the dates. and the list goes on.

Be Careful How You Ask Questions

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership In a workshop one time, I was speaking with participants about communication strategies to resolve conflicts between team members. Be Careful How You Ask Questions. Leadership Development Self Leadership communication

Communication is the Key to Better Teamwork

Great Results Team Building

Communication is a tool that must be used and maintained throughout our lives. What am I talking about? Athletic Teambuilding

A Strong Word for People Pleasers

Ron Edmondson

The more dependent you on achieving other people’s approval…. The less willing you’ll be to follow God’s will at any cost…. “but just as we have been approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel, so we speak, not to please man, but to please God who tests our hearts.” ” 1 Thessalonians 2:4.

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Women and Remote Working

Women on Business

There is currently a shift in the global work place with the rise in remote workers around the world. Due to the use of the internet, you can hire employees from across the world and have them work while you are sleeping. When your home is your office how do you get a balance? Make appointments with others.

Lynn Margulis, Trailblazing Theorist on Evolution, Dies at 73 - []

ReThink HR

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