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Managing Board Relations | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Given that many of you have just completed your Q3 board meetings, or are prepping for Q4, I thought it

Ten Decisions Leaders Make Everyday

Kevin Eikenberry

In the course of your day as a leader you are faced with many decisions. Some come in emails, some in inquiries, and some in meetings. Some you have time to consider, for some you will rely on input from others, and others you must make

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Feedback: The Whole Truth (Almost)


Most good leaders appreciate feedback. They want to know how they are doing in the eyes of their stakeholders, and appreciate honest suggestions on what and how they can improve. Many believe that when they request feedback from their

Possibility Maximizer: Rainmaker Group Resources

Maximizing Possibility

Happy Friday and welcome to the month of October! I have found myself traveling more and more as of late helping Clients to Maximize Possibility in their organizations and am coming up a little short on time this week to put together a

Leadership is a Gift. Four Signs You're Worthy | C-Level.

C-Level Strategies

The ability to lead is a rare gift. The opportunity to lead is just as precious. Here are four key indicators that leaders are worthy of these gifts

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Habits Take Time to Ingrain - for Leaders and Everyone Else

Your Voice of Encouragement

There's a reason why athletes spend hours and hours practicing to improve just one small element of their game. Whether they realize it or not, what they're doing is strengthening the neural pathways in their brain so the pattern

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More on Tolerance - The Rewards of Diversity

Building Personal Strength

Tolerance isn’t always so easy. Humanity is diverse.

Orrin Woodward Leadership Team :: Free Enterprise & Economism.

Orrin Woodward

Free Enterprise describes a society that allows each man or woman the liberty of economic choices, permitting the companies that best serve the customers to survive by the good will engendered. Government and private coercion are held

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Summarizing the fallacy of individual leadership

Managing Leadership

We’ve covered a lot of ground over the past several years in these pages. We’ve talked about everything from free-market capitalism to history – even physics. But at bottom, it all has been about management and leadership; in particular, how the former is a proper and honorable individual undertaking in an organization, and how the latter is, not to put to fine a point on it, neither.

Decisiveness - Choose Your Best Option at the Right Time

Your Voice of Encouragement

When you need to make a choice, the fear of being wrong can paralyze you. The best approach is to think about the risks and rewards before taking action. Learn the three steps to take when you're not sure what to do

People Skills Are More Than Leader Skills - They're Life Skills

Building Personal Strength

It is an interesting fact that most of the skills that make a manager a leader - the people skills - are really life skills. The ability to listen is crucial to successful relationships, whether with employees, customers, friends or family.

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Orrin Woodward Leadership Team :: Restoring the American Dream by.

Orrin Woodward

The American Dream, the yearning for freedom inside of all Americans, no matter what race, creed or color, has lost its luster in recent years. American Dream? How about staying ahead on my bills? Dazed and confused by the endless maize

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Our Love Affair With Poor Quality

Modern Servant Leader

Shrinking My Companions

What Do You Want From Them

"The love of money is the root of all evil, said Paul in a letter to Timothy. Many people love business and many business people love money (though not necessarily in the biblical sense). Business is about money and gain. If you went into business for any other reason than making money, then you might want to do a quick reality check. Would you trade your cow for a couple of hens eggs? No, because you want to trade your cow up. As managers, we strive to provide added value as a unit.

A Full Moon Thought - Every Day Is Precious

Building Personal Strength

Recently Kathleen's parents visited from Waco. They looked good, considering they're in their mid-80s. Even so, it was hard not to notice the infirmities of aging. According to her dad, being old sucks. I'm sure it does. No more water-skiing. No more camping and fishing in Colorado. No more boating.

Resource Recommendation – The Truth About Leadership

Kevin Eikenberry

Best selling authors of The Leadership ChallengeJim Kouzes and Barry Posner's latest book is called The Truth About Leadership. While they have been researching, speaking and writing about leadership for nearly three decades

0110 | Diana Whitney


Diana Whitney Ph.D. is the President of Corporation for Positive Change, an international consulting firm specializing in the application of Appreciative Inquiry – the revolutionary process she helped develop and spread – to resolve the most pressing challenges of our time.

How do you see the world?

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There's No Quick Fix - Ingraining a New Skill or Habit Takes Time

Building Personal Strength

Say you're at work and you’re really busy and someone comes up to you and says, “Hey, you got a minute? You need to hear this.” You say, “Can it wait?” But she says it’s important, so you try to listen while you continue working. In a busy workplace, people react out of habit.

Leaders Making a Difference at Home

Kevin Eikenberry

In Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner's new book The Truth About Leadership (which is excellent and I will be recommending it fully here soon) they share some interesting research. They have asked people of all ages who they see as their

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Managers: Do You Know When to Keep Your Mouth Shut?

Marshall Goldsmith

When leaders think they're improving the quality of other people's good ideas, they're often just trying to prove how smart they are. Here's how to avoid adding "too much value

Definitions Of Key Business Terms

Eric Jacobson

We talk about, read about and hear about "customers," "mission," and "customer value" all the time and perhaps sometimes we struggle with fully understanding the best definition of those terms. I like Peter F. Drucker's definitions

Open Your Mind - Let New Knowledge Come Rushing In

Building Personal Strength

As the saying goes, the more you learn, the more you realize what you don't know. I know this has been true in my life. It's humbling. But some people act as if you they have all the answers. They have fixed opinions about things, and they fall on their sword defending them. They're in big trouble.

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Solutions Future Focus Program

Create Learning

solutions future focus Process Overview: A program overview (for those of you facilitation and experiential nerds who enjoy seeing program overviews) of a Large Group, 95 people for 2 days-12 hours of Corporate TeamBuilding

Gladwell on Talent


In this interview, Malcolm explains many of the concepts made popular through his book Outliers. Fair warning, this interview is VERY long, but worthwhile. Pull it up and listen to it in the background as you work. Leadership gladwell

Orrin Woodward Leadership Team :: Leadership - Raising the Bar

Orrin Woodward

Average leaders raise the bar on themselves; good leaders raise the bar for others; great leaders inspire others to raise their own bar. What is it about leadership? It seems as if the more we talk about it the harder it is to

The Mystery of Relationships - Old Friends, New Friends

Building Personal Strength

My West Point class regularly publishes a magazine that keeps me up-to-date on the activities of my classmates with reports of family, cruises, fishing trips, reunions and ceremonies. We're now in our mid-sixties, and I haven't seen most of these guys in over 40 years.

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Another Goal Setting & Action Planning Method. Yes it is…STOP.

Create Learning

Goal Setting & Action Planning. Goals are what by when. Tasks are requisite steps to completion of the goal. Once the goal is specified then the work of formulating the tasks begins. The task in reference to the goal is made of

Manager vs. ?

Lead on Purpose

Titles are an interesting concept. They give outsiders a feel for who we are and what we do. They imply authority (or lack thereof) within an organization. Most of all, titles provide context for the world around us

50 Lessons on Leadership


Steve Boehlke speaks at eat the book leadership series in Minneapolis. Gary Cohen on right). Steve Boehlke presented his views on leadership yesterday at CO2 Partners, eat the book Leadership Series. Steve was welcomed by a packed room

Four Essential Strategies for Effective Communication (Part 1 of 2)

Leading Strategies

Communication is a topic with many writers and speakers. Most people probably have at least one opinion on what matters most with communication. Perhaps that is because communication is a necessary skill for anyone wanting positive

Whale Rider and Leadership

Weekly Leader

As an educator, I am always on the lookout for new resources for use in the classroom. Multimedia is a large part of my approach and I was recently reminded of an incredible movie – Whale Rider. For those of you who have not seen this

Thought-full Thursday: Respect


Every Thursday, we provide you with a thoughtful way to coach yourself – something all leaders need to do. So take five and enjoy the inspirational quotes and reflect on the questions that follow. Your comments and answers to the

Join Me for a Conversation on Leading at the Next Level

Next Level Blog

I hope you and your colleagues will join me for a complimentary tele-seminar on Leading at the Next Level on Thursday, October 14 at 2:00 pm ET. It's co-sponsored by the good folks at SmartBrief on. Please click the headline to read