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

Personal Ecology: Change Your Life to Change Your Leadership

C-Level Strategies

My fellow Lead Change Group author William Powell has written a brilliant eBook entitled, “ Personal Ecology: Self Management and the Art of Cultivating Healthy Relationships.”

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. There are lot of skeptics out there, especially in the workplace, and who can blame them?

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7 Qualities of a Followable Leader

Ron Edmondson

Are you a followable leader? A followable leader has people who want to follow. They inspire followers to join them on a journey and they develop loyalty from their team. Ask yourself: Do people want to follow my lead? Why would they want to follow me?

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

Managers are Heroes

Guest Post by Judith Lindenberger. Whether you are dealing with a difficult person or motivating someone to be a more positive contributor, employee feedback is a powerful management tool.

How to Lead when Company Growth has Stalled

C-Level Strategies

Have you had the privilege of leading a team while your company was experiencing rapid growth? What about the challenge of leading when growth has stalled? If you’ve experienced both, you know that maintaining perspective and staying focused on your vision is critical.

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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 [.]. Leadership Learning focus productivity promotion

February Management Journey Carnival

Management is a Journey

Welcome to the February 2012 edition of the Management Journey Carnival! Topics for this month’s Management Journey Blog Carnival include time management, employee engagement, project management, interpersonal effectiveness, social business, generational management, innovation, organizational learning, teamwork, leadership skills, customer relations, self-improvement, and other related topics. This blog carnival presents 21 top posts from thought leaders [.].

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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. I said, without reservation, first and foremost, I look for a heart.

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. Something that is hosted in the infamous “cloud” While that would make me appear to be uber-progressive and all, I’m not talking about anything of the sort.

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 [.]. Leadership Learning Quotations attitude George Matthew Adams opportunity outlook restarting starting over

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Are Great CEOs Always Great Leaders?

In the CEO Afterlife

In my mind, the best CEOs are usually the ones who are in a race to the future – they’re obsessed with defining the future because they can’t stomach the thought of reacting to a future created by their competitors.

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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. It still hurt sometimes, but I learned it was a natural part of successful selling. No one likes rejection. Your proposal. Your product. Your presentation. You love it. You believe in it.

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. I’m writing because of a couple of lines that caught my attention. These lines were: “….words words will prevail” and ”it [.]. Leadership Development communication Leadership

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. He went 32-1 as a high school senior and helped his team win a California State Championship, and even though [.]. Developing Others Leadership Learning coaching Jeremy Lin Linsanity talent management

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. They understand competition exists, they recognize the steps they need to take to succeed, and they understand who is responsible.

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. Faith is being certain when life is uncertain; believing when you cannot see. It’s much harder to worry when you are trusting. Psalm 56:3, Proverbs 3:5, Jeremiah 17:7.

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

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 [.]. Randy's blog entries ideas innovation Jack Kramer tennis racket Nathan Jurgenson Steve Jobs TED

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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

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. I believe in it. I want it to happen. I got people excited about it. I energized the team. Now I’m attempting to kill it.

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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. Influencing others isn’t a thing that you do ; it is a thing that you are. You must embody it, otherwise you are only acting and others will see through it.

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 [.]. Books Leadership Learning Personal Development decision making global issues history optimism thinking

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. There’s lot of room for interpretation, situations are complex and unique, and context always comes into play.

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. I’ve tried project management software and organizational apps. But, in spite of my usual [.].

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Addressing the Loneliness of a Pastor

Ron Edmondson

Pastoring can be lonely. As a pastor, I’m supposed to find my strength in Christ, (and you have to know how helpful that is to be reminded as if those who are not pastors are not commanded to do likewise ) and I do seek Christ as my ultimate strength.

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. They’re the people who brought you things. Click headline to continue. General Leadership #whatworks DARPA General Electric innovation Regina Dugan

Stop Complaining About What You Permit

Modern Servant Leader

Dear Mr. Whiner , Please, stop complaining about what you permit. I don’t appreciate you stopping by my office every day, disrupting my work and meetings to complain about that which you are not willing to work on yourself.

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

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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. It may be because I’m not a very good rule follower, but I honestly don’t think they work as well as they are intended. Policies are a course, plan or principle of action. They are designed to offer a sense of control.

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.” This quote, from the book Everything’s A Project, is playing like a mantra in my thoughts. We focus on squeaky wheels because they are irritating, not because they are important. We want the irritation to go away.

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. Every…person…gets…criticized.

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. The people in the audience were employees from high tech companies who wanted to be entrepreneurs. The speaker shared a lot of things that were counterintuitive but lot of it was plain bad advice.

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! Unleash the Power of Vision: “Vision is knowing who you are, where you’re going, and what will guide the journey.”.

Why you need to retain women: The business case for gender diversity

Bud to Boss

This is a guest post by Caroline Turner, author of Difference Works: Improving Retention, Productivity and Profitability through Inclusion. Most people don’t change, or willingly go along with change, just because the change is “the right thing to do.” They do it if there is an important reason to change. Businesses don’t change their corporate cultures so that they retain women because doing so is nice for women. They do it if there is a compelling business reason to do so.