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How to Empower a New Standard of Feminine Beauty

C-Level Strategies

Reading the title of this blog post might lead you to believe this is entirely off-topic for a “ Visionary Leadership ” blog. It’s not.

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Ten Morning Habits that Promote Greater Success

Kevin Eikenberry

Do you want to get more done, reach more of your goals, and make a bigger difference? If so, the morning is when that can all begin! However you came to read these words, I’m confident you are interested in greater productivity, achievement and success. Perhaps you want that for yourself, or perhaps you want [.]. Achievement Leadership Learning Uncategorized personal productivity planning organization productivitiy

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Women Small Business Owners Are America’s New Job Creators [Infographic]

Women on Business

Did you know that 99% of the employers in the United States are small businesses? Did you know that the number of women-owned businesses in the United States increased by 20% from 2002 to 2011?

What You Need to Know About Why People Fail

Leading Blog

“There are thousands of books on success. But very few on failure,” begins Siimon Reynolds in Why People Fail. Yet mastering failure is surely a vital step in achieving your aims, hopes, and dreams.”. He is passionately driven to take the "taboo" out of failure. As Reynolds suggests it is a "forbidden subject. We're not supposed to fail and if we do, we're supposed to hide it from everybody. It gives people the wrong impression about what it takes to be successful."

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The 10 Best Brand Names Ever

In the CEO Afterlife

Now that we are in the New Year, you can expect to see 2011 rankings by major periodicals on a variety of measures from most valuable global brands to the most innovative companies. My ranking of the “Best Brand Names” has no time constraint.

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Coopetition: Embracing Millenials In The Workplace

The Leadership Advisor

Many workplaces are competitive environments, partly because of the desire for advancement and partly because of the traditional structure of most incentive plans. They encourage “friendly” competition, which can often not be too friendly.

What if Everything is Perfect?

Leading Blog

This is a guest post by Scott Hunter. Hunter asks us to take another perspective. What if everything that is happening is happening for our own good? What would happen if we chose to look at everything as a learning experience?

5 Insights on Creativity from Osho


Creativity is at the core of building quality in design. People rarely innovate when they simply follow instructions. This led me to think more about creativity – the act of doing something in an unconventional way, the act of creating something meaningful that changes you and hence the world.

7 Ways I’ve Made Leadership Easy

Ron Edmondson

I’ve quit trying to take people where they don’t want to go…. Choosing to leave things at status quo…. I no longer challenge worn out ways…. Simply embracing the good ole’ days…. I cave into critics, giving them the win…. Rolling over easily, and doing it with a fake grin….

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6 Steps to Sustainable Teams: Start with Strengths

Linked 2 Leadership

A great leader does what they can to make themselves and people around them succeed and excel to their fullest potential. If you as a leader aren’t doing this, then it’s time to focus on becoming a “Maximizer.” ” Maximizer: People with the “Maximizer Theme” focus on others’ strengths as a way to stimulate personal and [.].

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Why are Organizations Slow to Respond?

Leading Blog

Organizations are only human. Organizations share many characteristics with the people that populate them. Organizations are born, they mature, they age, and they die. The life expectancy of most is about 15 years and only 5% last longer than 50 years. They begin with an innovative idea—even developing beyond all expectations—but eventually they begin to show signs of aging.

Success: A Breeding Ground for Complacency?

Great Leadership By Dan

Here's another exclusive guest post from John Kotter. Great advice on how to battle "complacency cancer": Success: A Breeding Ground for Complacency? John P. Kotter. Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.”. Bill Gates said that, and he’s exactly right.

When God Tries to Speak to You

Ron Edmondson

So Eli told Samuel, “Go and lie down, and if He calls you, say, “Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.” ” So Samuel went and lay down in his place. 1 Samuel 3:9 NIV. Has God been trying to get your attention lately? Is God trying to tell you something?

Do You Suffer from a Lack of Coachability?

Coaching Tip

The biggest reason that new hires fail is a lack of coachability. The 2012 hiring season is here and 46% of the people about to be hired will fail within the first 18 months on the job. And the real surprise? They're not going to fail for lack of skills; they will fail for lack of attitude. When new hires fail, 89% of the time it's because of attitude and only 11% of the time because of skill.

What Do People Want From Work?

Next Level Blog

Other than the basic requirements - food, shelter, healthcare - on the hierarchy of needs, what do people really want from their jobs? Last week I attended a presentation from Peter Cappelli, a Wharton professor and thought leader on talent management, where he addressed that question. Based on a study he cited, these are the top five things that a large group of people say they want from their work: Click headline to continue.

No More Boring Meetings, Please!

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

I spent my 50 th birthday at the most boring meeting of my life. At one point I had to pinch myself under the table to keep from falling asleep. I’ve attended a lot of meetings that are a waste of time – it’s part of my job. (I

One Measure of Effective Friendship

Ron Edmondson

How effective are the friendships in your life? One measure of an effective friendship, in my opinion, is that the people in your life are becoming more like Jesus, partly because of their friendship with you. “Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.”

9 Ways Social Media Can Make You a Better Leader (The Video)

Terry Starbucker

Weekly Leader Podcast Episode 82 – A Discussion about 42 Rules For Your New Leadership Role and The Little Book of Leadership Development

Weekly Leader

This week Weekly Leader team members Pam Fox Rollin and Scott J. Allen discuss their recent books: 42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role (kindle) and The Little Book of Leadership Development (kindle). How to Receive Feedback (1-pager by Pam) Contact Info Send comments to Audio comments are welcomed and encouraged. Attach an MP3 file of 5 [.] Related posts: Weekly Leader Podcast Episode 80 – 42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role.

3 Things Great Leaders Know About Managing Change

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Change Management Leadership Coaching. I’m working with a client right now who is leading his organization through a massive restructuring. He engaged me to help with the inevitable human reactions to monumental change. My favorite line I heard from him on enabling his employees to accomplish the transition successfully is: “I can’t just hand them a business card [.]. Change Management Leadership Coaching Change Character-based Leadership

Why I Hate Religion, but Love Jesus

Ron Edmondson

You’ve probably seen this on Facebook, but just in case you haven’t… Related posts: 25 Things to Hate About Facebook…Introduce Web 3.0. Book Giveaway: Hell Is Real, but I Hate to Admit It. I Hate Job Titles. Encouragement Jesus

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7 Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives

Coaching Tip

By Sydney Finkelstein, the Steven Roth Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, published " Why Smart Executives Fail " 8 years ago. Habit # 1: They see themselves and their companies as dominating their environment. Habit #2: They identify so completely with the company that there is no clear boundary between their personal interests and their corporation's interests. Habit #3: They think they have all the answers.

Dialog as a Radical Act


If you have ever attended a professional classical or jazz music concert and really listened to the music, you know what a dialog can be like. The music has an ebb and flow that is beautiful to listen to. The musicians must stay close to the music, listening carefully for their cues. When each note is played, it is in keeping with the rhythm and the context of notes that come before it and bridges the way for the notes that follow.

5 Not-Quite-Rocket-Science Ways to Build Leadership Trust

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development This statistic stopped me cold: 60% of the participants in a 2009 international study trusted a stranger more than they trusted their boss. Yikes, how sad. In doing a quick mental tally of bosses I’ve had, unfortunately this figure didn’t seem too far off my experience. Many of those bosses didn’t grasp that in times [.]. Leadership Development Leadership personal development trust

10 Words of Hope When the Dream is Dying

Ron Edmondson

Have you lost your way? Have you given up on the dream? Would you like to begin again? I believe that hope is ultimately found in person of Jesus Christ, but sometimes our attitude towards receiving that hope determines our reality of living it. Perhaps you need a change of attitude. Here are 10 words of hope to help you get back in the game: Recharge – Recharge your drained batteries. Read a good book, hang out with someone positive, or attend a conference.

Are You Managing or Just Nagging?

Great Leadership By Dan

Four universal truths about management: 1. Managers are responsible for the performance of those that report to them. One of the core responsibilities of a manager is to take action when an employee’s performance is not up to par. Confronting an employee performance problem is one of the most difficult (and also the most avoided) discussions a manager can have with an employee.

30 Secrets to Successful Leadership

Leadership Freak

** Successful leaders exhibit these 30 qualities, behaviors, and skills. Item one is first because it’s most important. The rest are listed randomly. You’re ready to lead when you: Know yourself and live in alignment with that knowledge. Follow well. Fully adhere to organizational values. Practice influence rather than coercion. Listen to the wisdom and experience of [.].

Defining Moments In Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development The Lead Change Group is a global, virtual community dedicated to instigating a Character-Based Leadership Revolution. This summer Lead Change Tulsa hosted a panel discussion about Defining Moments in Leadership. As we engaged with the panelists and the audience, we heard stories about individual choices and workplaces challenges, stories that tested integrity, stories about tough [.].

7 Spending Encouragements to Make Life Better

Ron Edmondson

Spend more time looking towards your future than at your past. Spend more energy on what you can change rather than what you cannot. Spend more time reading a book than watching television. Spend more time extending grace than holding a grudge. Spend more time listening than talking. Spend more time dreaming than dreading. Spend more energy with people you love rather than things you can buy. Do you have more? Related posts: Leading People To Make a Positive Impact.

Leadership Creates Momentum (Inspiring Video)

ReThink HR

Whether or not you win this thing, you got to decide how you are going to walk out of here when it is all said and done! We all need momentum. It is in the moments, however brief or long, that we have an opportunity to create that momentum.

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15 Questions Guaranteed to Create Clarity

Leadership Freak

Confusion, instability, and chaos describe organizations with poor leaders. Confusion and leadership, however, are partners. Sometimes you create and encourage others to work through confusion. It’s the path to solutions; it’s innovative and invigorating. The dance with confusion is dangerous, however. Confusion is never an end in itself. The purpose of using confusion is to [.].

Responsible Management Education: UN Principles

Leading in Context

What is the Purpose of Management Education? The purpose of management education is obviously to develop capable and responsible managers. But what does that mean? Context Ethical Organization ethical leadership context ethics training global ethics leadership and management leadership development leading ethically in organizations management and leadership

Don’t Quit the Ministry because You’re an Introvert

Ron Edmondson

Whenever I post about my introversion, the introverts come out from behind their computer. I re-posted 7 Pitfalls of Being an Introverted Pastor and received numerous Twitter messages from like-wired pastors. I also received the following email: Ron I read you article about the pitfalls of Being an Introverted Pastor. I can so see every point in myself and it is compounded by being the pastor of a small country church who thrives on personal relationships.

Three Ways to Avoid Taking the Wrong Job (and What to Do About It When You Do)

Next Level Blog

You may have missed the story with all of the coverage on the New Hampshire primary, but White House chief of staff, Bill Daley, resigned this week after just about a year on the job. Daley is a high profile example of the oft cited statistic that anywhere between 25% and 40% of newly hired or promoted executives don’t last. Click headline to continue. Current Affairs Leadership Personal Presence Bill Daley Chief of Staff corporate culture President Obama recruitment talent management wrong job