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Bridging the leadership gap in innovation

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Jesse Nieminen We’re living in an age where many industries are facing big changes. To thrive, or even survive, most companies need to find ways to innovate. Yet, most companies fail to do that. For example, according … Continue reading → Innovation Leadership Learning mission vision

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), Astrid (America Ferrera), Snotlout (Jonah Hill), Tuffnut (Justin Ripple), Ruffnut (Kristen Wiig), and the rest of the How To Train Your Dragon return in the third outing for How To Train Your Dragon.

Are Leaders Heroes?

Kevin Eikenberry

That is a very good question. Here is the short answer: It depends on how you define hero. With the common definition of a hero as a person with great strength or ability, you can make a list of leadership heroes, with very little problem.

What Women Do That Holds Them Back From Succeeding At Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

There’s been a number of studies that have illustrated the challenges and obstacles women face that men don’t in trying to move into leadership positions. But are there actions and behaviours women are doing that are also impeding their ability to grow into effective leaders?

The Leadership Killer

Leading Blog

T HE LEADERSHIP KILLER is in all of us, all of the time, just waiting to strike. It doesn’t discriminate—neither gender or race. The ironic thing is, we give it permission to kill. It’s our choice. In The Leadership Killer , Bill Treasurer and Captain John Havlik expose the leadership Killer.

The 18 Best Business Books To Read During Your Lunch Break

Joseph Lalonde

The average American reads four books a year. Successful entrepreneurs like Bill Gates read 50. The fact is, reading is a fundamental part of your growth as an entrepreneur or workplace professional.

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Sound, Biblical Advice for Stressed, Stretched, Overwhelmed Leaders

Ron Edmondson

There must have been a time when Moses was overwhelmed with responsibility. He may not have recognized it at the time, but if he wasn’t careful he would soon face burnout.

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My Mom - Ann Estill Died Today

CEO Blog

She was scheduled to help pack food today for refugees and Danby Appliances. We had over 100 volunteers lined up and were packing hundreds of kg of food to ship overseas. The people who were bringing her told me she did not answer the door or the phone so I left almost as soon as I arrived at Danby.

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Improve The Quality Of Entrepreneurial Negotiations With Teamwork and Brainstorming

Strategy Driven

According to our research, the single biggest threat to entrepreneurial success is an inability to handle the negotiations that arise at key interactions in the evolution of a start-up.

Making Changes in an Established Church

Ron Edmondson

In the established church change can be more difficult to make than in a church plant. I’ve done both and I’m speaking from experience.

Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work

Lead Change Blog

Regardless of your responsibilities, you will inevitably face an individual or a team who appear unmotivated. Trying to motivate them is frustrating for everyone involved and it just doesn’t work.

Workplace and Life Advice You Can Use

Leading Blog

T HIRTY-NINE LEADERS were interviewed on subjects related to leadership and were assembled by Roger Dean Duncan into LeaderSHOP Volume 1: Workplace, Career, and Life Advice from Today’s Top Thought Leaders (not to be confused with the LeaderShop ).

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Change the Game: 7 Ways to Build Teammates Who Can Do More

RapidStart Leadership

How do we increase the odds of “winning” with the team we have? At the beginning of any game, everyone starts with the same number of players on the board. And in the rush to get things done, we focus on moving those players around the best we can.

Social Design for Modern Leaders

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Cheryl Heller : Successful leaders are different today than in times past. They do not dictate change, they see and guide it. They don’t try to control, instead they successfully navigate in chaos.

How to Build Trust-Filled Relationships in Fast-Changing Environments

Lead Change Blog

Tom is the HR Director for a large healthcare organization. Like others in his field, Tom has been charged with increasing employee engagement and retention. For several months, he and his team have been working behind closed doors on a new employee appreciation and recognition program. Tom’s team borrowed an idea from their health insurance company and created a rewards program that allows employees to earn points for demonstrating behaviors that contribute to a positive work environment.

LeadershipNow 140: February 2019 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from February 2019 that you don't want to miss: Leading with Emotional Intelligence by @SteveGutzler. VIDEO: Using describing language, rather than naming language , when evaluating employee performance makes feedback more effective and actionable. BruceTulgan. Rocket Fuel for New Manager Success by @artpetty. Are You Missing the Messages Hidden in Silence? by @WScottCochrane What is not being said is as important as what is being said.

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How Your Failure Inspires Connection and Success

Let's Grow Leaders

We hear all the time that learning from past failure is the key to success. But what about TALKING about failure, particularly with people who already see you as a success? Do failure stories damage your brand or make it stronger? After […].

How Self-Care Can Improve Your Business

Strategy Driven

We know that taking care of ourselves at home is important. We know that eating well and exercising regularly is what will keep us healthy. But what about our work?

Mindsets You Must Have To Be Successful Working At Home: Part One

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]. Work at Home/Telecommute work at home

Collecting Gratitude – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

The Absolute Biggest Mistake I’ve Made in Life

Ron Edmondson

One of our boys has always been a deep thinker. When he was 3 years old watching a movie with him was a chore, because he would analyze every aspect of the plot. We would try to explain to him it was only a cartoon without a ton of hidden meanings, but it was never enough. Even today, he’s the analyzer of life – often the over-analyzer. He asks the deep questions. Personally, he takes after me.

The Effective Guide to Leadership Development Programme

Strategy Driven

What is a Leadership Development Program? Leadership development refers to specific programs utilized by organizations, in order to train or coach an employee(s) about effective leadership requirements.

The Importance of Journals


I have recently dedicated some time to going over a stack of journals that I've maintained over the past few years. The purpose for the review is to check on notes about a particular project; thoughts jotted down at random and yet with a common theme.

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Win. Change Your Thinking, Change Your Destiny

Kevin Eikenberry

Many would call me a positive thinker. And if you looked at my bookshelves, you would find books by renowned positive thinkers – Norman Vincent Peale, Zig Ziglar, and Robert Schuller, to name a few.

How to Overcome the Frustrations of Collaboration

Leadership Freak

It seems faster to make decisions on your own, especially when others don’t think like you. It’s simpler to give direction and expect obedience, than to endure the messy work of collaboration. The… Continue reading → Communication Personal Growth Decisions Growth Leadership Development

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Decision-Making Warning Flag 2 – The Silent Nod

Strategy Driven

All too often it is not clear to executives and managers that they are in a decision-making situation. In many of these instances, they find themselves attending a briefing during which the presenter makes a recommendation for which he or she is seeking approval.

First Look: Leadership Books for March 2019

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in March 2019. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases. Excellence Wins : A No-Nonsense Guide to Becoming the Best in a World of Compromise Horst Schulze. As the co-founder and former president of Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co., Schulze led the company to unprecedented multi-billion dollar growth, setting the business vision and people-focused standards that made the Ritz-Carlton brand globally elite.

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Thinking Beyond Polarities To Both/And Thinking

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton In this video, Michael DePass of CCL gives a brief introduction to polarity thinking and how it affects our communication and relationships with others. Polarity Thinking Risks and Limitations Thinking in an either/or way about a problem that has multiple sides/variables/perspectives limits our effectiveness.

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4 Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

Leadership Freak

Growing up, I didn’t fail much. School was easy. I was good at sports. I hit a home-run my first at bat in Little League. I was taller than my peers. I felt… Continue reading → Failure Growth Leadership Development leadership success

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Successfully leading change is about reaching the trust point

Lead Change Blog

On 7th February 2018, I became the President of my local BNI Chapter, Invincible , here in North East England. I was selected for the role the day before by the franchise Co-executive Director and our Director Consultant. Over some months, they had worked tirelessly with our ‘core’ group while we secured sufficient members to re-launch the chapter. Sometimes it is not about your history. Six former, experienced BNI members began that ‘core’ group.

Business Politics Lessons Learned – Who Hired You and What About the Person You Actually Work For?

Strategy Driven

Landing the best jobs is often about who you know; from referrals to outright hires. But what happens when who you know is not the hiring manager?… … Business Politics! Hi there!

Why Formal Education Isn’t Required To Lead

Joseph Lalonde

Education In Leadership. Whether you dropped out of college, are an up-and-coming young leader, or an older employee transitioning into a leadership position, you may be freaking out about your level of education. Especially if you haven’t had formal leadership training. For years, many businesses have been “requiring” team members to have a minimum level of education. You […] The post Why Formal Education Isn’t Required To Lead appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

The Truth about Empathy

Leadership Freak

Talking about emotion sets leaders on edge. Just do your job! But… Daniel Goleman discovered that nearly 90% of the difference between average leaders and star performers in senior leadership roles is attributable… Continue reading → Marks of leaders Personal Growth Leadership Development

The Art of Disagreement


Arthur Brooks, author of Love Your Enemies , provides tips on how to disagree better

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Taking Your Business Forward: The Best Practices To Follow

Strategy Driven

Once you have established the management processes and settled into your daily tasks, running your business should be relatively straightforward. While there are often unexpected issues that need tackling, the longer that your business is running for, the easier it should be to manage.

TWO Powerful Questions to Use Instead of Asking “What’s Wrong?”

Great Results Team Building

When somebody asks you “what’s wrong?” it automatically invites you to deliver a list of complaints or to explain why you are not okay in that moment…. Great teammates and leaders know that the quality of our life, and our leadership, is determined by the quality of the questions we ask! .

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7 Boring Things Successful Leaders Do That Failing Leaders Neglect

Leadership Freak

I asked the mechanic if they rotated the tires on my vehicle. Tire rotation is included in the price of an oil change. His report was, “Your tires look great. The technician didn’t… Continue reading → Curiosity Feedback Listening Questions Solutions Power