Sat.Dec 29, 2018 - Fri.Jan 04, 2019

Every Day is New Year’s Eve

Kevin Eikenberry

Most everyone has things they do on or around New Year’s Eve. For most people, that includes some reflection on the past year and planning for the new year. All of which is fine, as far as it goes. Today, I share two ideas with you. First, if you are going to do that exercise, […].

Newton’s First Law and Your Life

Leading Blog

I N 1686, Sir Isaac Newton presented three laws of motion. The first law is often referred to as the Law of Inertia. The law states that every object will remain at rest or continue in a straight line unless compelled to change its state by the action of an external force.

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5 Reasons You Should NOT Set Goals

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

The idea that you should not set goals runs counter to what we’ve been taught. Numerous research studies over the years have established a strong link between goal-setting and success, motivation and confidence. For most people, setting goals can make the difference between mediocre and high performance. But not for everyone and not all the time. There […]. The post 5 Reasons You Should NOT Set Goals appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Aquaman

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The DC movie universe has been hit or miss for quite some time. Leadership at DC and Warner Brothers must have taken notice as Aquaman and Wonder Woman has broken from the pack of new comic book movies and been enjoyable.

3 Moving-Target Issues Every Leader Must Be Following

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Alexandra Levit: As a futurist, it’s my job to track the evolution of the 21st century organization, and as of late we’ve come upon new challenges in reputation management, intellectual property, and digital transformation and disruption. Your challenge as a leader?

7 New Year Resolutions Which Could Change Your World

Ron Edmondson

Whether or not you do New Year resolutions, we could all stand to improve some things in our life. And, if we do, I’m confident we could also improve the life of others. In fact, with a whole lot of improving – it might become contagious – and we might just change the world.

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Looking Back at 2018


This blog has been my online home for over 12 years, even before I got onto Facebook and Twitter. The blog has evolved along with me. It is a platform for me to learn, think clearly and share whatever I learn through posts and sketchnotes. This blog has had an amazing journey so far.

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Business Politics Landscape – Cultural Shaping of an Organization’s Business Politics Landscape

Strategy Driven

All organizations are political to some degree with their culture defining the predominant, acceptable political practices – the organization’s political landscape.

LeadershipNow 140: December 2018 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from December 2018 that you don't want to miss: Five Ways to Get Young Recruits to Embrace Emotional Intelligence by @DanielGolemanEI via @Korn_Ferry. It's time to pause. by @JesseLynStoner. 4 Mindsets Needed for a Better Talent Pipeline by @Julie_WG.

Tips for a Successful and Smooth Launch

Women on Business

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link]. Online Business product development product launch

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How Will You Still Be Improving on Sept 22?

Lead Change Blog

Tomorrow is January 1, the start of a new year. If you’re like me, you’ll weigh every word you say against the blank slate of a fresh start. You’ll be kind, reasonable to a fault, and clear-headed as you work toward your resolutions. The intensity of January 1 resolutions often fades away in the rush of obligations, as our humanity and fallibility creep back into our behavior. I suggest we take a note from Buffer’s page. The social media management application guides itself by six core values.

The Strategy Driven Guide to Boosting Your Website’s Performance

Strategy Driven

Boosting your website’s performance needs to be your number one priority. Without a great site, all of your digital marketing efforts will be for naught. Imagine, as a user, you see an ad on Instagram. You are interested, click it, and are directed to a website that fails to meet your trust factors.

Better Email Communication With Your Team is Easy as 1-2-3!

Great Results Team Building

Most every leader wants to have better communication with their team. The challenge is that meetings are difficult and you cannot always have a face-to-face with your entire team or even the individuals you may need to share information with. So you send out an email…. And then you wonder….

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New Year, New You

Joseph Lalonde

Don't stop transforming. For many, the new year means a new beginning… Until February. Studies show 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by the second week of February. This is discouraging news. Especially for those of us who set New Year’s resolutions.


Herb Kelleher Completes His Service on Earth

Modern Servant Leader

Herb Kelleher, the founder and Chairman Emeritus of Southwest Airlines , passed away today (January 3rd, 2019). Herb was among the greatest examples of servant-leadership in business. The man was a legend, yet remained humble, always shining the spotlight on his team.

3 Ways to Safeguard the Wellbeing and Productivity of Your Staff

Strategy Driven

As a business owner, you will almost certainly come to the point of needing to manage staff — assuming you aren’t there already. Though many businesses are born as single-person startups in the solopreneur-spirit, growth invariably brings with it the need for outsourcing of responsibilities.

Welcome Winter for All Its Worth

Lead Change Blog

When it comes to winter, are you a “love it” or “loathe it” kind of leader? Do you typically warm up to this season like a crackling fire, or weather it like an annual head cold? Does this time of year energize or deflate you and those you lead? I guess what I’m asking is this: based on your demeanor in December, would your colleagues and clients change your nameplate to “Saint Nick” or “Scrooge”? Love it or loathe it, every leader faces winter personally and professionally every year.

The Most Listened to Podcast Episodes of the Year

Kevin Eikenberry

This time of year prompts all manner of countdown and “best of” lists for the previous twelve months. We joined that trend and determined the most downloaded episodes of The Remarkable Leadership Podcast for 2018.

One Thing You Must Stop Doing in 2019

Leadership Freak

2018 would have been better if you spent more time giving power and less time creating dependency. Misguided leaders create dependency. 5 signs you’re creating dependency: #1. Permission-asking is a national past-time… Continue reading → Leading

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Business Politics Impacts – Cost of Employee Productivity Loss

Strategy Driven

Unseen millions are lost by companies every year; the result of employees withholding the full commitment of their physical, intellectual, and emotional contributions.

3 Ways to Be a More Productive Leader

Let's Grow Leaders

To be more productive, embrace the secret of every time management system. You want to be a productive leader, but your to-do list has more tasks, projects, and goals than you can possibly achieve. The never-ending list can feel overwhelming. Leadership means […].

First Look: Leadership Books for January 2019

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in January 2019. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases. Unlocking Creativity : How to Solve Any Problem and Make the Best Decisions Michael A. Roberto Leaders do not have to conceive innovative ideas, but rather open the path for curious and creative employees within their organization.

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How to Improve Weakness in Others

Leadership Freak

Extroverts feel frustrated because others aren’t more outgoing. Introverts complain when they don’t get what they want – even though they haven’t asked for what they want. Arrogant leaders are irritated with others… Continue reading → Personal Growth Taking others higher Growth Leadership Leadership Development

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How To Create A Website That Will Impress Your Target Audience

Strategy Driven

A one-of-a-kind website is essential for impressing your target audience. Keep in mind that it is thanks to an audience that the goods and services your business offers are used.

The Adversary's Gift


Some of the most valuable gifts that we receive in life come from our adversaries. They teach us - sometimes brutally - about human nature while sharpening our skills. They cause us to put in extra time to improve our products and arguments and to double-check our data.

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What is Your Favorite Habit? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

It seems only appropriate that today, at the start of a new year, I talk about habits. And I’m starting with a question for you to think about to help you ensure that your habits are serving you as best as they can. Tweet it out: Habits are among the most powerful things in our […]. The post What is Your Favorite Habit? – Remarkable TV appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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Top 10 Posts 2018: Leading in Context Blog

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Of the 52 individual posts published on the Leading in Context Blog in 2018, these 10 were the most popular. See if you notice a theme that connects these new topics that readers accessed most frequently: Complexity Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking 7 Lenses leadership better leadership complexity leadership ethical behavior ethical strategy

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How to Motivate Your Sales Team: 7 Tested and Proven Strategies

Strategy Driven

Sales is the core of the business and the team behind it drives the company’s growth and success. They are responsible for the 2 most important things in a business: customers and revenue. Every business owner or executive should acknowledge the critical role of the sales team in the organization.

7 Chores for 2019


Rank relationships higher than projects. Focus. Focus. Focus. Prevent drift by carefully scrutinizing the amount of time given to projects. Evaluate each day in terms of positive versus negative actions. Kill projects that are "rattlesnakes" and avoid those that are "pythons."

5 Ways to Bring Your Best When Schedules are Tight

Leadership Freak

In one study*, theology students at Princeton University stepped over a person in need. They were on their way to give a talk about the Good Samaritan. The needy person coughed and moaned… Continue reading → compassion Stress Leadership Development Time Management

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How To Create A Heart, People-First Culture At Your Workplace

Eric Jacobson

If you want to create a heart culture and a people-first culture at your workplace, read the book, Advisory Leadership , by Greg Friedman.

Business Politics Impacts – Cost of Employee Distraction

Strategy Driven

All workplace environments have distractions diverting employees’ attention and diminishing productivity. Some of these distractions are simply a part of the human condition, our physical, intellectual, and social needs for diversionary activity.

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Art Contrarian looks at some noted murals


7 Fears of the Joyless Leader

Leadership Freak

The fearful are not joyful. But the fruit of confidence is passion and grit. Successful service requires a commitment to address your own fears. 7 fears of joyless leaders: Others will outshine you… Continue reading → Humility Leadership Development

Best New Leadership Book For 2018

Eric Jacobson

The new book, Say What You Mean , by Oren Jay Sofer , couldn’t have come at a better time. Because 2018 was a year filled with communication challenges for so many people. Often, those conversations were ineffective and unhealthy, causing frustration, conflict and distress.

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Business Politics Impacts – Cost of Litigation, Fines, and Payouts

Strategy Driven

Harassment litigation represents a catastrophic leadership failure. In these instances, exhibited aberrant behavior may be non-compliant with applicable laws.



FutureLawyer notes the importance and value of saying no. Speaking from my own experience, there are far more times when I wish I'd said no than wish I'd said yes.] Anderson Layman's Blog cites another Stoic on the subject

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