Sat.Mar 24, 2012 - Fri.Mar 30, 2012

The Essence of Worthiness and a Special Celebration of Life

C-Level Strategies

Today is the 5-year anniversary of my beautifully successful kidney transplant. Five years ago today my donor, Rose, went into an operating room at The University of Chicago Medical Center and had a surgeon remove her left kidney, while just a room away a different surgeon prepared me to receive it.

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9 Awesome Things You Can Learn From Drinking Coffee With Entrepreneurs

Terry Starbucker

Since I moved to Portland about 16 months ago, I’ve hung out with a lot of entrepreneurs, in coffee shops all over town. Yes, here I spread my coffee dollars around between the national chains and the local brews).

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Leadership and Self-Awareness

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Leader Beware – ignorant bliss, no matter how enjoyable, is still ignorant. If you’re in a position of leadership and don’t feel you have any blind spots, you’re either very naïve or very arrogant.

How Leadership Is Like Beer

Kevin Eikenberry

I caught myself humming a tune from my past the other day. It’s an old Tom T. Hall song titled “I Like Beer.” Just to give you a flavor, here is the second half of the chorus. Whiskey’s too rough, champagne costs too much, and vodka put my mouth in gear. This [.]. Communication Leadership Learning Beer Tom T.

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The Power of Habit

Leading Blog

Habits will always be with us. Some good. Some bad. But how do you replace bad habits with good habits? More importantly, how often do we ask ourselves if what we are doing is really just a habit? We are less intentional than we think we are.

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How Future Leaders of the World will Lead

C-Level Strategies

I wrote this post originally for Shawn Murphy and Ted Coine , the brilliant minds behind the new Switch and Shift Blog. I wanted to share it with my readers as I believe you’re all pondering the Future of Leadership as well!

Don’t Kill Meetings

Ron Edmondson

I hear people who want to do away with meetings… There are even books talking about the death of meetings… I know people who say meetings waste their time… I’ve been at meetings that waste my time… I say, however… DON’T KILL MEETINGS! Make meetings better!

3 Steps to Scaling Your Leadership for Results

Next Level Blog

What are you holding on to that you need to let go of? That’s a question I ask a lot when I’m working with leaders who need to get different results. These days just about every leader needs to get different results on a continuous basis. When was the last time you even heard the phrase that “someone is resting. Click headline to continue. General Leadership Organizational Development Team Building delegating effectively

The Final Four Thoughts on Learning

Kevin Eikenberry

Normally on Friday, I share a quotation; then provide questions to ponder, action steps and my thoughts about that quotation. Not today. Today, we acknowledge what many Americans are thinking about and will be watching tomorrow – the men’s NCAA Final Four. There are four teams remaining before a champion is crowned. Two games tomorrow [.]. Learning Quotations contest final four NCAA Final Four Peter Senge quotation Wanda Landowska Warren Bennis

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5 Myths about Giving Praise

Great Leadership By Dan

When I first started out in the corporate training business, I was responsible for training new managers and supervisors. We had a mandatory three week program that covered all the usual HR and operational topics, including performance management.

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Being Still Doesn’t Mean Doing Nothing

Ron Edmondson

I hear people use this verse for the wrong application: Exodus 14:14 “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”. I’ve heard well meaning people use it as an indicator that, because we are on the winning team, we will never face another battle. Not true.

8 Leadership Skills Essential for Success in the Future

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

I don’t need a crystal ball to see what will be required of leaders in the future. All I need to do is look around. Most of the companies I work with these days are multi-national – not because I am changing, but because companies are changing.

Why I Don’t Believe in Work/Life Balance

Next Level Blog

We hear a lot these days about achieving work/life balance. I’m here to tell you that in an age of doing more with less – or in some cases, less with less – work/life balance is a myth. If you’re a leader in a demanding job, you’re about as likely to find it as you are a purple unicorn. And I. Click headline to continue. General Leadership Life GPS stress management work-life balance

7 Ways Leadership is Like Sports

Modern Servant Leader

Anyone can practice leadership or sports, but not everyone will succeed. Not everyone has the same capacity for sports or leadership. In his book, 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership , John Maxwell calls this the Law of the Lid: “The Lid represents the limit of our leadership abilities.

I Missed the Party, Because I’m an Introvert

Ron Edmondson

I was sitting in a restaurant at the Atlanta airport. The people around me were laughing, joking, story telling. Obviously, they had a layover like I had and decided to grab a bite to eat. In addition to filling their bellies with food, they found a way to make it fun.

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Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think

Kevin Eikenberry

Today’s Resource Recommendation is Abundance: The Future Is Better Than You Think by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler. Read the subtitle again, outloud. The future is better than you think. Yes, the world has big problems: famine, water quality and quantity, population growth, disease, and disappearing energy resources. And this book says that the future [.]. Books Leadership Learning Personal Development abundance decision making future global issues optimism thinking

The Link Between Leadership, Learning and Organizational Performance []

Weekly Leader

And lastly, a leader must project a culture of innovation (through learning), otherwise performance will suffer. learning innovation leadership

5 Questions That Will Change Your Perspective, Not Your Problem

Tim Milburn

Don’t let the title of this post fool you. Changing your perspective may be the very thing you need to do in order to change (think solve ) the problem. Too often, people are surprised by problems. Not only are they surprised, they’re quickly offended or angry by the situation.

4 Tips To Say “NO” and Make It Stick.

Rich Gee Group

It's hard to say NO. Blog Business Coaching C-Level Career Coaching Tip Ways & Tips Leadership Management No

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Drawing People Together Around a Vision


Every Thursday, we provide you with a thoughtful way to coach yourself – something all leaders need to do. I’ve been featuring a series of quotes from my favorite writers and bloggers on the topic of leadership. Jennifer V. Miller , featured today, is a neighbor who lives and works about an hour north of me. She was one of the first amazing people I met through the grand art of blogging and social media.

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True Confession: I’m An Expert. So Are You!

Ron Edmondson

It’s been an interesting week in the world of football. America watched as Peyton Manning chose to go to Denver, rather than Tennessee…or any other team. It was honestly disappointing, because I’m a Peyton fan, having watched him as a University of Tennessee player. I felt sorry though, thinking of what it meant for current Tennessee Titans quarterback, Matt Hasselbeck. Reading THIS article in The Tennessean was difficult, because I felt his pain.

Top Gun Leadership: You Are Not Alone

Linked 2 Leadership

From the 1986 movie Top Gun: “- Maverick, call the ball.” ” “- Roger. Maverick has the ball.” ” Even though you may think that you re in charge and that you are the only thing that matters, you need to take a look around you and think again. Because you’re wrong. You Are [.]. Authentic Leadership Coaching Corner Practical Steps to Influence Professional Development Appreciation Attitude communication leadership mentoring problem-solving

How To Stop Working So Late.

Rich Gee Group

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The Adaptability Paradox

Leading in Context

The well worn path that we have followed for years is easy to follow. We know the rules, the processes, the tools, the pitfalls and all other aspects of that path. Our comfort with that path makes it harder for us to see that even though the 'way we have always done things' has led us to success in the past, it may not in the future.

Making Decisions from an Ivory Tower

Ron Edmondson

I watched it happen when I was in manufacturing. When decisions which affect the assembly line are made in the boardroom they seldom work and are always resented. The quality of work diminishes and production stalls. I watched it happen when I was in sales.

Lessons in Leadership From Writing a Book


Wendy Appel, MA, is our guest writer today. A cultural anthropologist, public speaker and author who specializes in organization development, executive coaching and change leadership. The focus of her work is on individual and organizational change and transformation.

Penguin Leadership Will Change Your Team Culture

Great Results Team Building

This article is published as a guest post on Michael Hyatt's website. Many thanks to Michael (and his assistant Tricia) for sharing it with his audience! You can read the entire article by clicking HERE. Business Teambuilding

The effectiveness of managers around the world

Chartered Management Institute

I've written before about the tendancy for managers to receive a thorough kicking in the popular press. It's very rare for managers to be painted as the crucial cogs of society that they invariably are. Whilst there are undoubtably managers around the world that aren't very good, equally there will be many that do an exceptional job. The World Management Survey (WMS) attempts to uncover the good from the bad.

Take a Risk on People

Ron Edmondson

Pastor, take a risk on people. Jesus did. In fact, on the day He did, a few of His disciples, who were professional fishermen, had an unsuccessful day fishing. He recruited them on a day when they were being unproductive. Didn’t scare Jesus. He just managed for them to have the biggest catch they’d ever had. As a pastor, one of your chief jobs is to follow the example of Jesus…in everything you do. That includes taking a risk on people. People will take advantage of you.

How to Get Value From Working With a Mentor


A while back, I wrote a popular post called How to Be a Great Mentor Without All the Fuss. I’ve been meaning to write the companion piece for those who are being mentored, so here it is. Having a mentor is a great way to learn more about different parts of your organization, to gain exposure to someone at a higher level in your organization, or to take advantage of learning more about what works for a leader you admire.

Technology Cannot Replace Student or Teacher Teamwork

Great Results Team Building

The integration of technology into the hands of our students has been a topic of much discussion, but it will never replace the importance of teacher teamwork or the environment that a quality classroom provides.

7 dumb mistakes managers make (and what to do instead)

Bud to Boss

The following is a guest post by Darryl Rosen. You glance down at an incoming text while an employee is talking to you. Or you bark “Just get it done!” to your team and then walk away. According to a recent CareerBuilder poll, 58% of managers received no training before starting the job, which often results in avoidable management missteps like these. Even smart, well-trained managers make dumb mistakes.

How to Handle Disengagement During Meetings

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Great Leadership regular contributor Beth Armknecht Miller: Have you ever been in a meeting where one person decided to display a negative attitude?

A Monster of an Idea

In the CEO Afterlife

My original premise for this blog was to share a variety of leadership and branding principles with the current generation of business leaders. With forty years in the saddle, hundreds of dusty trails and a few fistfights along the way, I have an oasis of management insight in which to draw.

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