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5 Ways a Leader Responds Under Stress

Ron Edmondson

During those times good leadership is more critical than ever. Trying times test a team and the leader doesn’t need to be the one causing panic.

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Drucker’s Err – The Purpose of Business


Drucker got it wrong. Drucker famously wrote that “ the purpose of business is to create and keep a customer. ” Still, objectives are not purpose.

The Extravert’s Guide to Leading Introverts

C-Level Strategies

Well, you had to know this was coming. Thank you! To be more successful, you have to want us to be more successful. Give us time to think.

Four Ways to Recharge Your Leadership Batteries


You are a really hard-working leader. Long hours are often required over extended periods of time. By working harder and longer, you think you are making a dent in the workload. Yet – have you noticed that there is a point of diminishing return? When you are spinning your wheels yet things aren’t getting

As A Leader, What Drives You – Passion or Ego?

Lead Change Blog

Leaders, in my mind, are defined by the strength of their values and their character. They live in integrity with themselves, and their surroundings, a character trait that develops deep trust with their followers. Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders.

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How to Create a Thanking Culture


Something on a PowerPoint slide at a presentation recently captured my attention and fancy. The point on the slide was about the “thinking culture&# of a particular company, but the word “thinking&# was misspelled to “thanking&#. Hmm (I thought)….a a “thanking culture&#. What might that look like?

Three Lost Truths About Valor in Leadership

C-Level Strategies

Heroism. Courage. Sacrifice. Loyalty. Heroism? Absolutely. Of course. Courage? At its core. Should they be? Sacrifice. Loyalty.

Leading Through Change: Leadership Tactics in Times of Uncertainty

Management 4-1-1

One hardly has to look-up to realize we live in a world of change, complexity and uncertainty. Even at the corporate level, companies are having to maneuver through uncertain economic times, which can result in organizational changes, layoffs, as well as mergers & acquisitions. With all of this change, what’s a leader to do? Being

Project Management 101: The Stages of Project Management

Women on Business

I remember when I picked up my first project management book. I was working as a low-level retail manager and thought it would be helpful. I picked it up, glanced through the table of contents, got terrified and immediately put it back on the shelf. and was working on a NASA space shuttle launch. Not really fit for what I was doing.

7 Ways to Jump Start Your Development

Lead Change Blog

“What did you learn today?” It’s a question that sounds familiar to most of us. You were likely asked it when you were a kid. And, if you are a parent, you’ve probably asked it of your kids too. But when was the last time you asked it of yourself? What did I learn today?” [.] Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders.

Book Review: Leadership Is Dead: How Influence Is Reviving It

Michael Lee Stallard

Kubicek observes that leadership has moved from a noun to a verb. to become the leader who exerts power over others). I highly recommend this book.

Aretha Franklin’s Short Course In Great Leadership

Terry Starbucker

“R-E-S-P-E-C-T Find out what it means to me&#. Aretha Franklin is one of the best singers ever. So when she sings, I listen. Especially to her biggest hit. I love the conviction behind the lyric – it’s respect that she wants, and it’s respect that she’ll get. Or she’ll walk. It’s about them. Aretha knows it.

Leadership is about Creating Conversations

Leading Blog

Poet and Fortune 500 consultant David Whyte said that “The core act of leadership must be the act of making conversations real.” Conversations—sometimes difficult conversations—are what build relationships. Conversations that provide the opportunity for possibility. Conversations about choice. Leaders create the opportunity for conversation.

How to Leverage that Phase between the Previous and the Next


Talk about change is becoming a stereotypic way to introduce an article on organizational issues—yet, here I am doing it again. frontpage

Three Clues You Can Use to Find What Motivates Another Person

The Recovering Engineer

Two questions I often get in workshops, from coaching clients, and in consulting engagements is: How do I work with an unmotivated person?

A List of Things It Took Me Fifty Years to Learn

Next Level Blog

Today is my 50th birthday. It’s a little strange to write that down. When I think of 50th birthdays, I think of those films you see sometimes about the 50th birthday of Disneyland. You know the ones. Please click the headline to read the whole story. Personal Presence Random observations

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When You Don’t Need a Leader

Ron Edmondson

5 Steps When a Leader Is Overwhelmed. Three Problems with Being too Nice as a Leader. Leadership Organizational Leadership Team Leadership

Effectively Influencing Decision Makers: Ensuring That Your Knowledge Makes a Difference

Marshall Goldsmith

“The great majority of people tend to focus downward. They are occupied with efforts rather than results. They worry over what the organization and their superiors ‘owe’ them and should do for them. And they are conscious above all of the authority they ‘should have’. As a result they render themselves ineffectual”. We also become happier!

A cup of coffee and apple pie à la mode with Coach Wooden

First Friday Book Synopsis

As I eagerly await the first of two “Final Four&# NCAA basketball games, I am again reminded of a special experience I had many years ago when I taught English and coached the varsity basketball team at a boarding school in New England. My first season as head coach had just ended. The final record [.].

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Leaving your Job to Follow your Passion

Women on Business

If you’re aware about a specific career path , identify what your ideal setup looks like. link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. link]. link].

7 Questions about the Way People Approach a Leader

Ron Edmondson

A couple of young guys made an appointment and came to my office recently to pitch me an idea for a new ministry they hope to start. They had been told I have a passion to empower people to follow their dreams and callings. I instantly loved their heart and the new ministry, but what intrigued me was how nervous they were making the presentation.

Every Leader Needs to Break an Arm

Lead Change Blog

Many of my “2D” friends laugh when they first meet me because I am built like the prototypical NFL quarterback 6’5”, 235lbs. This week I met with Carrie Wilkerson (@bareboot_exec) and she gave me the typical first comment “You are much bigger than your profile picture.” As a kid growing up in Philadelphia, the best [.]

Want Innovative Thinking? Hire from the Humanities

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Tony Golsby-Smith for the Harvard Business Review‘s “The Conversation&# series. Hire from the Humanities

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The Business Of Careers

The Leadership Advisor

Yeah, I don’t either. Those days have gone by the way of the dodo and seem unlikely to return. This seems like an unresolvable paradox.

Never Complain or Explain

Orrin Woodward

Leaders address issues head on, but refuse to complain about them, seeking to resolve, not inflate the matter. Has complaining about something ever produced real change? Any change that is browbeaten out of another isn’t a true heart change. But no matter what happens, a leader won’t complain to others. Good company avoids critical spirits.

The Absolute Best Reason for Bringing Values to Leadership

Lead Change Blog

I am very blessed to have CEO Connection as one of my clients. It’s an organization connecting CEOs of companies with more than $100 million in revenues and I spend time with the CEOs early on in their membership as Co-Chair of the Membership Committee. One of the perks of the job is that I am [.] Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders.

Leadership Development: When NOT to be GUTSY

Women on Business

While gathering definitions for the word “GUTSY&# , to be used in my new book being released soon. I had an epiphany. Maybe there are times to just be still, not show your confident, brash, exuberant, irreverent side. I sat with this for most of a day, letting it roll around in my mind like a chocolate drop that did not melt quickly.

100 Systems Thinking Resources for Leaders

Leading in Context

Systems and connections are the stuff we and organizations are made of. To begin to solve today's complex problems, systemic and connected thinking is the kind of thinking we need to use. Ethical Thinking business ethics blogs ethics in leadership leading ethically in organizations

Giveaway: Launching Missional Communities: A Field Guide

Ron Edmondson

This is a practical, insiders look, giving you the tools to make Missional Communities come alive in your church. Comment with your name on this post.

Inspiration vs Perspiration

Lead Change Blog

“Why do you work so hard?” I used to ask my dad that question. He was on the road a lot when I was a kid. I wished that he was home more often. He told me he had to work. I say that to my kids now when they want to do something and [.] Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders.

Skeptic's Checklist


To be considered while listening to arguments and proposals: Are there any overstatements? Are the comparisons appropriate or is this a case of "apples and oranges?" Are important facts missing? Is there a lack of balance? Are there any weasel words? Are the assumptions valid? Do the timelines make sense? Do the "facts" withstand scrutiny?

Creating Memories That Stay with Your Children

Your Voice of Encouragement

And later, with engagement parties and weddings. And then dig deep for the real answer. Birthday celebrations were pretty simple.

How many 'weakdays' do you have per year?

Chartered Management Institute

I had one of those mornings today. Sure you know the type, you have your alarm set for a decent hour but then when it's time for it to wake you from your slumber you make the fatal decision to reach out a dozy arm and turn it off. You are not watching this post, click to start watching


Leadership Oath

Lead Change Blog

This is a popular post at our Achieved Strategies blog. We wanted to share it with all Lead Change readers. We love to hear your reaction in the comments below. Our doctors take they Hippocratic Oath swearing to ethically treat their patients, and to follow an ideal conduct as a physician. In a conversation with [.]

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