Sat.Jan 21, 2012 - Fri.Jan 27, 2012

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. It’s your level of honesty and integrity, and the way you deal with pride and humility.

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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. Frank Sonnenberg makes the case in Managing with a Conscience , that the only sustainable way to succeed is the right way—not cutting corners—emphasizing the intangibles like trust, creativity, focus, speed, flexibility, relationships, loyalty, and employee commitment.

Fostering Autonomy in a Team: 7 Lessons


“…leadership may be defined as: the ability to enhance the environment so that everyone is empowered to contribute creatively to solving the problem(s).” – Gerald M. Weinberg. People do their best work when they are “intrinsically motivated” and one of the most important intrinsic motivator for people is autonomy in work. People need a space to perform and they need a say in how their work should be performed. Workplace autonomy feeds self-esteem and fosters creativity.

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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 ! Sarah is a great grandniece of Thomas Edison , an innovation author, and a professional trainer who guides organizations to ignite innovation.

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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. He loses big and starts giving his supporters the big, inspirational, we’ll-be-back concession speech.

Strategy for Non-Strategic Leaders

In the CEO Afterlife

I didn’t realize it at the outset, but blogging has provided a wonderful opportunity for me to ponder and reflect on the most valued (but often neglected) principles of business.

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. The trees of the Lord flourish…. I was reminded: Whatever the Lord touches…. Whatever God decides to do…. Wherever God places His stamp of approval….

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. What you say when you do respond is proof of how well [.]. Leadership Development engage listen Listening

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. People who live with integrity are incorruptible and incapable of breaking the trust of those who have confided in them. Every human is born with a conscience and therefore the ability to know right from wrong.

How To Network Like A Pro.

Rich Gee Group

You need to do it right or not at all

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. They may have messed up. They may have made a mistake. They may have lost their way.

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. We really believed that that all of this connectivity would make us more efficient. 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 [.]. Management management organizational turnover people skills performance management strategic thinking

The Relentless Manifesto

Rajesh Setty

To be relentless is to keep going. The dictionary definition for relentless is “unyieldingly severe.” ” The Relentless Manifesto is an invitation to get something done this year. Here is the manifesto for your consideration: The Relentless Manifesto.

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. Here are Top 5 Business Professional Confessions: Pastor, I am a businessman and have confessions to make.

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 [.]. Communication Developing Others Influence Leadership Learning

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. Some improvement is seen, some re-alignment is done and it seems to be working fine, till…the customer starts complaining again.

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? Do you have a favorite Bible verse? What if we shared some of our favorites with each other? It could be an encouragement. I’ll go first.


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 [.]. Change Leadership Learning individual change organizational change personal change resistance

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

Great Leadership By Dan

Here's a guest post from entrepreneur Duncan Murtagh," an Irishman living in Taiwan, who has been to New Hampshire several times": How can we move past the tough times of 2011 to a more profitable 2012? Well we could start by coming up with some new ideas to drive revenue growth.

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. Yuck… Leading Today’s Technology Regardless of whether you are tech savvy, or scared [.]. EntrepreLeadership Future Leadership Issues Sales Leadership Technology & Leadership business leadership Management Technology

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. Encouragement Life Plan

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 [.]. Achievement Books Leadership Learning Personal Development Success application impossible inspiration

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. Shut down input from others because feedback is [.].

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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 Development leaders Legacy make a difference reflect take a risk

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.

3 Keys To Creating Consistent Character

Tim Milburn

Somewhere…someplace…someone is stepping down from a leadership position. It’s not because they didn’t do their job right. It’s not because they went over budget. It’s not even because the majority of people no longer followed their leadership anymore.

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. Shut down input from others because feedback is [.].

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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 [.]. Career Development Leadership Coaching Value Creation Growth influence Leadership

The Surprising Results of Servant Leadership

Linked 2 Leadership

As a POW in Vietnam, I was typically the junior ranking and youngest person in my cell block. This meant that I was always a follower and never a formal leader. I used to think that this meant that I didn’t have influence. But in retrospect, I see that I did have influence. And [.]. Coaching Corner Future Leadership Issues Leadership Lessons Learned Leading & Developing Other Leaders Servant Leadership business honor leadership lee ellis POW vietnam

Leading Views: Resilience

Leading Blog

Because we always make mistakes and always will, Norm Brodsky and Bo Burlingham, authors of Street Smarts say that the most important quality for business success is resilience—the ability to bounce back from failure, to turn around a bad situation, to profit from your mistakes.