Sat.Feb 18, 2012 - Fri.Feb 24, 2012

Trending Sources

It’s A Matter Of Trust: 12 Steps To Turn Skeptics Into Believers

Terry Starbucker

“We live in a cynical world. A cynical world.” ” – Jerry Maguire. We’re wary. We’re going to mess up. Lead well!

Morale 122

Personal Ecology: Change Your Life to Change Your Leadership

C-Level Strategies

” While some may find this goal to be “fluff,” I agree with William regarding its critical importance in leadership. Your choice.”

7 Qualities of a Followable Leader

Ron Edmondson

Are you a followable leader? A followable leader has people who want to follow. Ask yourself: Do people want to follow my lead? They pave the way.

Four Difficult Types of Employees: Feedback Do’s and Don’ts

Managers are Heroes

Guest Post by Judith Lindenberger. Keep in mind the time-honored adage that you can’t control another person, but you can control what you say.

Six Ways To Make Your Words More Meaningful

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development JoAnn Auger, MSBCoach Executive Coach & Trainer This weekend I watched the movie, “Anonymous,” a primarily fictionalized theory about the authenticity of William Shakespeare’s work. I’m not writing a review nor a recommendation for the movie. These lines were: “….words words will prevail” and ”it [.].

More Trending

5 Leadership Lessons: Where Negative Emotions Come From

Leading Blog

Brian Tracy and Christina Stein have written a book— Kiss That Frog —to help you root out the causes of the negative thoughts that are influencing your attitudes and behaviors more than you realize. It’s a critical issue for leaders. All emotions, especially negative emotions, distort evaluations. Peter Ouspensky called it “inward considering.”

Conquering a Leadership Paradox

Kevin Eikenberry

It happens all over the world, every day. Josie is a great performer. She is very good at her technical expertise, and for that she is rewarded with a promotion. Her supervisor calls her into her office and gives her the good news. Congratulations Josie, you are now the supervisor! Excited, perhaps surprised, and maybe [.].

February Management Journey Carnival

Management is a Journey

Welcome to the February 2012 edition of the Management Journey Carnival! This blog carnival presents 21 top posts from thought leaders [.]. Blog Carnival 4 generations communication emotional intelligence leadership management organizational productivity people skills strategic thinking

5 Aspects of the Heart of a Leader

Ron Edmondson

Let’s consider the heart of a leader. Someone asked me recently what I primarily look for in the hiring of a staff position.

The Remarkable Power of Lists

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Change Management Self Leadership Workplace Issues I have a confession to make. I’m a list person. I can’t resist the subtle seduction of bullet points and numbered priorities. There’s something satisfying about charting a course one step at a time and tracking progress with check marks and scribbles.

Power 77

Restarting, Starting Over, or Making a Fresh Start?

Kevin Eikenberry

I starting writing 5-day-a-week emails called Powerquotes (here’s the archive) nearly 15 years ago, featuring a quotation and questions to ponder. Later I added Action Steps, calling the service Powerquotes Plus. Most recently, I moved the format to this blog, doing it once a week and adding my thoughts. All of this is preamble to [.].

Blog 79

Cloud Leadership

The Leadership Advisor

When you read that title, you probably think of some really cool new app that helps you be a better leader. Cloudy days are depressing. Period.

5 Questions to Ask When Facing Rejection

Ron Edmondson

When I started in the insurance business, I made hundreds of cold calls. I got accustomed to rejection. No one likes rejection. Your proposal.

Are Great CEOs Always Great Leaders?

In the CEO Afterlife

During his era, Steve Jobs was miles ahead of every other forward thinking CEO in that race. But was he the greatest leader of our time?

CEO 66

Linsanity for Leaders

Kevin Eikenberry

Perhaps you’ve heard of Jeremy Lin and “Linsanity”, or perhaps you don’t follow sports at all. In case you haven’t or don’t, let me give you some background. Jeremy Lin is a 6’3″ basketball player. Developing Others Leadership Learning coaching Jeremy Lin Linsanity talent management

Stop greasing these 3 squeaky wheels

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Career Development Leadership Development “A ‘squeaky wheel’ isn’t the highest priority project. It’s the loudest or most noticed. In many organizations, it gets the grease, while projects with greatest potential to bring about business results get delayed or set aside.” We want the irritation to go away. But oil isn't the answer.

4 Activities for When Life is Uncertain

Ron Edmondson

What do you do when life is uncertain? Trust – God has a plan even when you can’t discern it. Psalm 56:3, Proverbs 3:5, Jeremiah 17:7.

Five tips for career growth

Lead on Purpose

There’s an old saying that goes something like this: “If you are not moving forward, you are moving backward.” If you’re moving backward, who’s fault is it? Who is responsible? We all know the answer to this. The people whose careers seem to grow the fastest follow similar patterns of behavior. Look for opportunities for training. Read books.

Characteristics of an Effective Vision: Create a DRIVING Vision

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

We provide this definition of vision in our book Full Steam Ahead! It is a dream with direction.”. D – Demanding purpose. R – Results-oriented.

How To Have A Perfect Day, Every Day.

Rich Gee Group

When was the last time you had a perfect working day? Blog Business Coaching C-Level Career Coaching Tip Ways & Tips Lunch Perfect Day Strategy

Try to Kill Your Ideas, It Will Make Them Better

Ron Edmondson

Sometimes I try to kill my own ideas. Especially with an idea that has major consequences for change and potential. I brought it to the table. My idea.

Continually Innovate, Or Else – Hinting At TED’s True Value

First Friday Book Synopsis

What do we mean when we say that every company, every organization, needs to continually innovate? It means that every company and every organization needs to continually innovate! Or, they will be left behind, and maybe even cease to exist. There is no alternative. This post is prompted by a question that I asked a [.].

Shawn Achor and the Science of Happiness

Chris Brady

Watch this fascinating video and learn the power of controlling what your mind focuses upon and the lens through which you see the world around you. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. LLR Daily Application

Influence Begins on the Inside


Influence: flow in. Almost every leader I know wants to learn more about the secret to influencing others. Influencing seems a bit ethereal, untouchable and hard to define. There isn’t a secret formula, but there is a place you can start, and it’s with yourself. You might be surprised that the ability to influence begins with you.

The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves

Kevin Eikenberry

This week’s Resource Recommendation is The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves by Matt Ridley. Read the newspapers and magazines of the past and you would read of experts touting large scale famine and unconquerable problems of all sorts. Read your favorite news source or watch the TV news today and you will find the same [.].

Addressing the Loneliness of a Pastor

Ron Edmondson

Pastoring can be lonely. That goes for pastors also. I hear from them everyday. I was talking with a young pastor recently. Things are going great.

Leading Can be Simple

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Coaching Leadership Development The following post is adapted from a post on the Random Acts of Leadership Blog in December, 2008. It’s time to demystify leadership. Opportunities abound for leading in any given moment. Yet all too often we don’t even see the opportunities let alone take them.

3 Lessons in Leading Innovation From DARPA’s Regina Dugan

Next Level Blog

Last week, I had the opportunity to hear the director of DARPA, Regina Dugan, speak at a panel on leading innovation during a conference called American Competitiveness: What Works organized by General Electric and co-sponsored by Washington Post Live. In case you’re not familiar with DARPA, it’s the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Questions to Teach Leadership and Management

Great Leadership By Dan

Teaching and learning about leadership and management isn’t like teaching or learning math or science. It’s not an exact science. What is leadership?

4 Reasons Why I Hate Policies and What to Do About It

Ron Edmondson

I’ll be honest. I’m not a huge fan of policies. Policies are a course, plan or principle of action. My suggestion? It works…try it.).

12 Tips To Write Well From David Oglivy.

Rich Gee Group

Just one of these rules are priceless. Blog Business Coaching C-Level Career Coaching Tip Ways & Tips Mimi Griffith Oglivy Writing Well

Tips 46

Stop Complaining About What You Permit

Modern Servant Leader

Dear Mr. Whiner , Please, stop complaining about what you permit. Your Complaints. But, have you suggested improvements to the process owners?

Five Ways We Choose To Control Criticism

Tim Milburn

Let’s start this post off with a little dose of reality: every person gets criticized. Just let that simmer for a moment. ” Hogwash.

Why SOME smart people give bad advice?

Rajesh Setty

Once I attended a conference where a serial entrepreneur was sharing his advice on what works now. I am sure he shared everything that worked for him.