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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. That is, until now.

Leadership and Self-Awareness

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Leader Beware – ignorant bliss, no matter how enjoyable, is still ignorant. Thoughts?

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. On Feeling Worthy. That would be a great gift to me! Our Divine Breath.

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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? We are less intentional than we think we are.

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Some Beach

Chris Brady

My new book is due out this July. Here is an excerpt from it (Chapter 8). I hope you enjoy it! People travel to far away places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.” -. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Humor Travel

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. You can overdo it.”.

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Don’t Kill Meetings

Ron Edmondson

Make meetings better! You may have to make the meetings more entertaining. Meetings may need to be more purposeful. Be honest: Do you hate meetings?

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.

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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.

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. Thank you! ~. ” ~.

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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.”. Not true.

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. That’s it.

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.

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.

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. It looked like a lot of fun. Culture

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5 Questions That Will Change Your Perspective, Not Your Problem

Tim Milburn

Don’t let the title of this post fool you. Too often, people are surprised by problems. They think problem-free living should be the norm.

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. ” ~Jennifer V. Miller.

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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. It may have hurt even worse for his family. Pretty good, huh?

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 [.].

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.

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Making Decisions from an Ivory Tower

Ron Edmondson

I watched it happen when I was in manufacturing. 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. The focus of her work is on individual and organizational change and transformation. I had no idea ….

How to Handle Disengagement During Meetings

Great Leadership By Dan

Well if you are the one in charge of the meeting what is your role in this dysfunction? Checked out or disengaged. Negative.

Penguin Leadership Will Change Your Team Culture

Great Results Team Building

This article is published as a guest post on Michael Hyatt's website. You can read the entire article by clicking HERE. Business Teambuilding

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. They did Jesus.

Why Leaders Should Offer Frequent Performance Reviews?

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development In today’s business world, time is money. Because of this, it’s smart to institute regular performance appraisals, commonly known as a performance review. Assessing your team at multiple points throughout the year helps you and your employees maintain goals and keep open communication. Conducting performance [.].

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. There are lots of baby boomer leaders who want to mentor younger leaders; and younger leaders are eager for guidance in the workplace. Tweet This

Technology Cannot Replace Student or Teacher Teamwork

Great Results Team Building

Whether by laptops, I-pads, smart-boards, or smart phones, your classroom has in all likelihood already been invaded by technology.

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. Key Findings.

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. Even smart, well-trained managers make dumb mistakes. Here are seven dumb mistakes managers make, followed by what you should do instead. Check for understanding.

Leadership Lessons from the World’s Most Admired Companies

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Hay Group's Mel Stark: Hay Group is often asked about what we’ve learned from the World’s Most Admired Companies.