Sat.Jan 14, 2012 - Fri.Jan 20, 2012

Leadership Development: Is Stress Holding You Back from Being a Sustainable Leader?

C-Level Strategies

This week at Leadership Chat we’re going to be tackling a subject that affects all of us as leaders and individuals: stress.

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12 Reasons You Will Be a Better Leader this Year

Leading Blog

Because you are generous with information. You know it enables and values others. Because you eschew the trappings of power. You respect your position too much to let yourself become self-absorbed and disconnected from those you serve.

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There’s No Such Thing as Organizational Change

Kevin Eikenberry

It is everywhere. Political leaders promoting changing policies. Organizational leadership touting new products or strategies. Team leaders outlining a process improvement. Leaders everywhere think their job is to create change across their team, organization or industry. And they are all wrong. You can create [.]. Change Change Leadership Leadership Learning individual change organizational change personal change resistance

10 Lies Men Believe

Ron Edmondson

I sat with a man recently. He’s lost his job, can’t find another and it’s having an impact on his marriage. I quickly diagnosed his real problem. Not that I’m an expert in diagnosing problems, but I’ve seen this one many times and his language made it clear.

How to Design a Conference Introverts will Love

C-Level Strategies

As an introvert, I know the excitement of attending a conference is often tempered by the anxiety of knowing I will likely be out of my comfort zone on more than one occasion.

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10 Lies Women Believe

Ron Edmondson

Recently I posted 10 Lies Men Believe. As expected, whenever I post about men the women ask when I’m doing a companion post. Several women said they often believe the same lies as the men. I don’t doubt that. Some men will believe some of the lies in this list also.

Steve Jobs vs. Herb Kelleher – Hero Worship vs. Servant Leadership

Modern Servant Leader

Top Row: Steve Jobs, Herb Kelleher; Bottom Row: Steve Wozniak, Tim Cook, Colleen Barrett, Gary Kelly. I am a fan of many Apple products and believe Steve Jobs played a critical role in Apple’s success. However, following his passing, there were many people who referred to him as a great leader.

Leadership: Blinded by Success?

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Can leaders be blinded by their own success? You bet…While success is what all leaders strive for, unless you’re prepared to handle it, success can quickly complicate your life.

Engaging Employees to Increase Engagement

Kevin Eikenberry

Leaders everywhere these days are talking about how to create more engaged employees. Consultants, authors, and speakers are consulting, writing, and speaking about the importance of increased employee engagement. It is a trend that makes good sense. In Gallup’s most recent survey, they found only 28% of employees actively engaged, which they define as: Engaged [.]. Accountability Empowerment Leadership Learning employee engagement engagement strategies student engagement

10 Tips for Parents on Healthy Discipline

Ron Edmondson

As a pastor, I’m consistently asked about disciplining children. I posted on this previously, but decided to revise it some and post again. There is always special interest in the subject of spanking; whether it was appropriate or not and whether I believe in it or not.

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Execution Leadership: 12 Metrics That Must Be Measured, Monitored, and Managed….Relentlessly

Terry Starbucker

Southwest Airlines 2011 Results Reflect Benefits of Servant Leadership

Modern Servant Leader

Southwest Airlines ( LUV ) announced the 39th consecutive year of profitability yesterday. The company has been a role model of servant leadership since its founding by Herb Kelleher (and others).

3 Tips To De-Complexify Your Life.

Rich Gee Group

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Wisdom from my 99 Year Old Granddaddy

Ron Edmondson

This week I woke one morning to a text from my 20 year old son Nate. It simply said, “ I don’t know why, but I think you should go see great grandma and great granddaddy.” ” My grandparents live in a nursing home.


Chris Brady

I love watching people who are at the top of their game. Whether it be the type of performance readily seen (such as sports, preaching, musical performing, acting, or public speaking), or those which. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR Daily Application

Staying Grounded


There is a guided meditation I’ve used with groups and individuals that literally helps them to imagine roots growing out of their feet into the ground. One of the purposes of this exercise is to help people feel “grounded”, i.e. stable, back to their “roots” and better able to withstand the corrupting forces of losing touch with reality. It’s true that power can corrupt.

A conversation with executive coaching client Ron Dimon. Part 4

Tony Mayo

This latest podcast is part four of a funny and useful conversation between top executive coach Tony Mayo and his longtime client Ron Dimon. Ron is an expert on the use of information by executives of large organizations. Listen as two experienced business people play with useful ideas in this episode including; Low [.]. This latest podcast is part four of a funny and useful conversation between top executive coach Tony Mayo and his longtime client Ron Dimon.

5 Ways to Be a More Influential Church Leader

Ron Edmondson

This is a guest post by Joel Garfinkle. Joel is recognized as one of the top 50 executive coaches in the U.S., having worked with many of the world’s leading companies, including Oracle, Google, Amazon, Deloitte and The Ritz-Carlton.

3 management myths that cripple supervisors

Managers are Heroes

You need to be strong and confident as a supervisor – but that can be hard when you receive conflicting info on what it takes to be a good supervisor. We are all bombarded with management tips from all kinds of sources – many of which point us in the wring direction. What works and what doesn’t. Three popular management myths need to be de-bunked. Here’s what supervisors should really be doing to become highly engaged leaders for their employees.

Leading Yourself Out of the Victim Role


In some deep recess inside, I am a biologist. It’s where I started my career, and it continues to be a part of my way of seeing the world. I watch a lot of nature shows, especially the ones with animals in them that we don’t normally get to see in our backyard. I find that if I stretch my thinking a bit, the world we live in could be seen a lot like the natural world where the stronger, bigger animals prey on the weaker, smaller ones.

How to Get Your Leadership Resolutions Back on Track

Next Level Blog

A new year brings with it the promise of change, but desire quickly gets crowded out by reality. Lists of resolutions are made and then fade. Part of the problem is the length of the lists themselves. When it comes to making meaningful change in how you show up as a leader this year, less is more. You can improve your odds of success by reducing the number of items on your leadership improvement list down to the one or two things that would make the biggest difference.

12 Things I’ve Learned About God

Ron Edmondson

God is not afraid to stretch you to fit His will. God is patient. God never lacks for resources. God has creative ways of accomplishing His will. God is never stressed by my current situation. God works bad for good in its time. God loves a good redemption story. God is never interested in a halftime commitment. God’s power knows no bounds. God loves with an everlasting love. God never wastes an experience. God forgives thoroughly. Which of these do you need as a reminder today?

Are your employees happy at work?

Chartered Management Institute

The Telegraph broke a story over the weekend of an employee being let go after confessing to his boss that depression was stopping him from doing his job properly. Whilst in this case he was only in the job a short while and so his employer is unlikely to be liable for his condition, new research suggests that our bosses management style has a big impact on our workplace happiness.

The Future Of Coaching

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Coaching Workplace Issues There’s a cottage industry called “coaching” that’s sprung up over the last few decades (it’s quite a large cottage, but still). On the surface there’s nothing wrong with this. But I have come to believe that the fact this industry exists at all is an indication of a dirty and not-so-little business secret. Before I go any [.]. Leadership Coaching Workplace Issues Change future

Team Vision and Mission - and the Difference

Great Results Team Building

Your team needs to define both its vision and its mission to be successful.

Tim Tebow Should Mentor Justin Bieber

Ron Edmondson

I had a thought the other day…. What if Tim Tebow mentored Justin Bieber? I love intentionality. I love people who use their influence for good. That’s what I see in Tim Tebow. I loved THIS STORY about Tebow’s work with suffering people each week. It’s incredible.

The Danger of Imitation

Kevin Eikenberry

Maybe you wouldn’t state it this way, but chances are, if you are reading this, you want to become great at something. Maybe you’d use different words. Maybe “being great” doesn’t resonate with you. It doesn’t matter what words you put to it; if you want to become more effective and move closer to your [.]. Leadership Learning Personal Development Quotations

Employee engagement: a three-legged stool

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Change Management Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Resources Reviews Value Creation Workplace Issues Many authors have written about people management, project management or corporate culture as separate topics. But a new book by Ben Snyder ties together all three subjects and paints a clear picture of how they interact to nurture (or damage) employee engagement and organizational performance. Read this review, find the book and set fire to the status quo.

Walton Coggins (Boyd Crowder in Justified) Teaches Us a Lesson about Racism

First Friday Book Synopsis

I teach Speech Communication. One of the subjects we dwell on is “ethnocentrism.” It is a fancy, academic word, that basically means “I think that my group is better than your group, so I will focus on my group and, in some way or another, think less of your group.” There are a lot of [.]. Randy's blog entries discrimination diversity ethnocentrism prejudice racism

Guest Post: 11 Year-Old Mallory Fundora

Ron Edmondson

Here’s a guest post from 11 year-old Mallory Fundora. Mallory and her family are active members of Grace Community Church. I love her vision and passion.

The 30% Factor

Rajesh Setty

Every worthwhile project comes with varying levels of resistance throughout the lifecycle of that project. If you are one of those that can overcome this resistance, not just once, but throughout the lifecycle of the project, you will see the project through completion.

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10 Strategies to Fix the Reason You’re Stuck

Leadership Freak

** Waiting is the reason life hasn’t changed. Waiting seldom takes you where you want to go. You aren’t where you hoped because you haven’t taken steps to get there; you’ve waited. The path to disappointment and dissatisfaction is paved with waiting. Why we wait: Expecting giant leaps. Rejecting incremental progress. Forgetting that certainty is a [.]. Change Courage Fear Personal Growth best future Decisions giant leaps incremental progress Leadership Development

Early Contender for Worst Leader of 2012

Next Level Blog

Based on the observable evidence, passenger accounts, his own statements and audio transcripts with an Italian coast guard officer, it sure looks like Captain Francesco Schettino is a very strong early contender for worst leader of 2012. By now you’ve probably seen the pictures and read the stories of the tragedy with the Costa Concordia cruise ship just off the Italian coast.

How to Honor God with Your Body

Ron Edmondson

Honor God with your Body from Gcomchurch Sermons on Vimeo. Related posts: The Affirmation of God: Living Your True Identity. The Trust of a Widow: A Sermon. Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life. Grace Community Church