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Do Extroverts Have an Advantage in Political Campaigns?

C-Level Strategies

I had a private exchange on Twitter a few days ago with Carol Roth in which I mentioned to her that I’m a “political junkie.”

3 C’s of Successful Leadership

Ron Edmondson

To succeed as a leader you need to succeed at character, commitment and competence. Character – Character is who you are when no one is looking.

Managing With a Conscience

Leading Blog

We handicap our potential when we think we have to exploit others to get ahead. Succeeding is not a zero-sum game. We don’t look better when everyone else looks worse. While not readily measureable, they can make or break leaders and organizations. An innovative and creative environment and mindset that reinvents itself every day. How true.

Tips for Better Listening based on 7 Types of Listeners

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Exceptional listening skills can be the difference between a good team and a great team. Genuine listening builds trust, credibility and respect. When you fully listen instead of trying to compose a reply right away, the result is a relevant and on-target response. Leadership Development engage listen Listening

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Thomas Edison’s Secrets to Creating Innovation Leaders

C-Level Strategies

If you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Sarah Miller Caldicott, you’re in for a treat this Tuesday evening at Leadership Chat !

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Giving the Monkey Back


Someone is knocking on your office door. You look up and welcome one of your best and most productive managers. It clings to her and it looks familiar.

3 bad habits of fake leaders — and how to avoid them

Next Level Blog

There was an interesting movie that came out last year called "The Adjustment Bureau" starring Matt Damon and Emily Blunt. In it, Damon plays a rising young congressman named David Norris. He’s headed for a big victory in a campaign for the U.S. Senate until a picture comes out of him mooning his fraternity brothers at a college reunion.

Strategy for Non-Strategic Leaders

In the CEO Afterlife

Suffice to say, most of the issues were short-term and operational rather than strategic. Squeaky wheels get the grease. Manage the Future.

How To Never Make A Mistake At Work.

Rich Gee Group

Do you make mistakes too? Blog Business Coaching C-Level Career Coaching Tip Mistakes

The Trees of the Lord Flourish

Ron Edmondson

The trees of the Lord flourish…. I was reading the sixteenth verse in Psalm 104 recently and this phrase appeared to jump off the page at me.

Leaders and Legacy

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development When I was in my twenties, I heard a speaker discuss a great study that had been conducted. The results of the study continue to influence my life to this day. The study involved fifty people over the age of 90. They were all asked one question: “If you had your life to do over [.].

Leadership and integrity

Lead on Purpose

Integrity is one of the top attributes of a great leader. It is a concept of consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations and outcomes. It connotes a deep commitment to do the right thing for the right reason, regardless of the circumstances. Integrity isn’t one of them. Then live by them.

How To Network Like A Pro.

Rich Gee Group

You need to do it right or not at all

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7 Ways to Lead with a Limp

Ron Edmondson

This is an encouragement to those who are limping in leadership. The truth is, the best leaders I know have a limp of some nature. It may not be a literal, physical limp, or even visible, but if you are around them long, they will display remnants of a previous injury. They may have had a failure that crippled them for a season. You had a setback.

Mentor…mentor …everywhere

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Career Development Leadership Coaching Value Creation Will Lukang, PMP, CSM, CLDC In 2000, I left my job at a big five accounting firm because I was frustrated that my career was going nowhere. Because I was eager to move on, I took an opportunity to go back and work as a consultant. Two years earlier, I had quit a consulting [.].

Three Surprising Tips to Getting More Done: Work-Life Synergy


Some of us remember the days when we were excited about the possibilities for technology to save us time. Personal computers, cell phones, and the internet allowed us to have access to any information wherever we were, and allowed others access to us whenever they needed. However, the reality turned out to be very different than we expected.

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In 100 Words: Where Do You Start When Your Employee Fails?

Management is a Journey

When we expect certain behaviors of others, we are likely to act in ways that make the expected behavior more likely to occur. – Robert Rosenthal and Elisha Babad Employees generally rise to our expectations of them. This is known as the self-fulfilling prophecy or Pygmalion Effect. It’s true because we treat people a certain way [.].

Top 5 Business Professional Confessions

Ron Edmondson

This is a guest post by Ben Lichtenwalner. Ben is a technology executive with a passion for servant leadership. His blog, , is a platform for spreading servant leadership awareness, adoption and action. You can follow Ben on Twitter at @BLichtenwalner. So please, listen carefully. Confessions of a Business Professional.

People Are Not Units

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Your computer is a unit. You have an air conditioning unit. Unit is a measurement with a definite value. Engineers have predictably mapped out how your computer and air conditioning unit works and performs under a variety of conditions. Businesses have a history of attempting to do the same thing to humans.

The Relentless Manifesto

Rajesh Setty

To be relentless is to keep going. The dictionary definition for relentless is “unyieldingly severe.” Pick an example – blogging.

What’s Your Word Count?

Kevin Eikenberry

Sales trainers and professionals have said it for years. The best sales people talk less during their encounters with customers than others do. They get the prospect to share their thoughts and concerns. They recognize that the sale isn’t made by their perfect words as much as by the feelings and thoughts of the prospect. While this [.].

Share Your Favorite Bible Verse

Ron Edmondson

I have a hard time saying something is my “favorite” of anything, but perhaps especially a Bible verse. There are so many. What about you?


How To Be A Confident Executive.

Rich Gee Group

When I talk with clients, I find there are varying degrees of confidence - total confidence, situational confidence, interpersonal interaction confidence, or no confidence whatsoever. My job as a coach is to help build and fashion my client's confidence level to suit their needs and to help them excel at whatever they do

Quality: Setting Right Goals


Most improvement initiatives are heavily focused on internal goals – increasing productivity/efficiency, eliminating waste, reducing defects/costs and so on. Processes around these goals are written and implemented. People are trained, tools are implemented, energies are directed and everyone starts working hard to meet these goals.

The Case for the Bold Leader

Kevin Eikenberry

In 1776, the colonists in the British American Colonies were unhappy. So unhappy, that they formed a Continental Congress which suggested Declaring Independence from Great Britain. 56 men signed the document, and in doing so publicly announced that they were declaring treason on Great Britain. That is bold. Most of them lost their families and [.].

A Major Reason People Fail…

Ron Edmondson

Related posts: 5 Major Reasons Marriages Fail. The Reason Most Things Never Get Done… 7 Ways To Recover After A Major Failure Or Mistake.

Leading in a New Direction - 3 Techniques for Thinking up New Business Ideas

Great Leadership By Dan

Well we could start by coming up with some new ideas to drive revenue growth. The S.C.A.M.P.E.R. M = Magnify – magnify one aspect. Image source.

15 Tips for Overcoming Insecurity

Leadership Freak

** Living with others in mind is healthy, noble, and useful except when insecurity drives you. Insecure leaders: Defend when they should explore. Take things personally. Blame higher ups for tough decisions. Don’t trust others because they don’t trust themselves. Can’t say no. Threaten, intimidate, and coerce.

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Doing the Impossible: The 25 Laws for Doing the Impossible

Kevin Eikenberry

Today’s Resource Recommendation is Doing the Impossible: The 25 Laws for Doing the Impossible by Patrick Bet-David. I’m not exactly sure how this book ended up in my Amazon shopping cart and then in a box on my desk. I don’t know nor had never heard of the author and don’t remember someone referring it [.].

Leaders and Technology: Top 10 Essentials

Linked 2 Leadership

Leaders MUST make the most of the tools at their disposal to lead effectively. As a leader it is your responsibility to lead in an effective and efficient way. Otherwise, you will find your people peddling through their days with an increasingly weighty payload.

Lessons from the Costa Concordia: A Case For Company Values

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Two days ago Foschi told a newspaper they were unaware of this practice. Why didn’t they know? Team work. Innovation and creativity. Ethics.

15 Tips for Overcoming Insecurity

Leadership Freak

** Living with others in mind is healthy, noble, and useful except when insecurity drives you. Insecure leaders: Defend when they should explore. Take things personally. Blame higher ups for tough decisions. Don’t trust others because they don’t trust themselves. Can’t say no. Threaten, intimidate, and coerce.

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What’s The Right Stuff of Leadership? Think Dog, Turtle, and Cockroach

Terry Starbucker

Growing up in the 60′s and 70′s I was utterly fascinated by the US Space Program, and its corps of courageous astronauts. What are they?

Leading Views: Resilience

Leading Blog

Point One : Those who persevere win. Be resilient and welcome failure. That’s how you become a better businessperson. Leading Views