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3 Ways to Be a Positive Leader

Leading Blog

This is a guest post by best-selling author and speaker, Jon Gordon about the value of developing positive relationships with the people you lead.

10 little Things That Will Make a BIG Difference In Your Leadership

Terry Starbucker

“To be really great in the little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization” – Harriet Beecher Stowe. There are leaders, and then there are LEADERS.

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What CEOs Really Say About Leadership in Private

C-Level Strategies

I’ve mentioned previously that in my role as Chief Relationship Officer for CEO Connection I have the opportunity to participate in a series of meetings five times a year at various locales around the country with our members, mid-market CEOs representing companies with an average of $1.6

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December 4th Leadership Development Carnival

Kevin Eikenberry

Welcome to the Leadership Development Carnival! I’m pleased that we are hosting the Carnival this week. If you are a long time Leadership Development Carnival reader, you will notice something different this time around. Let me explain. Becky Robinson, our Director of Social Marketing, and I were talking about this the other day, since she [.]. Leadership Leadership Blogs Learning

7 Ways to Hear “I have a problem with you leader”

Ron Edmondson

It was a hard years as a leader in some ways. So much for having an “open door policy” This year several members of our staff told me where I was letting them down. Next year I’ll close the door.

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5 Questions to Help Pick Your Battles

Ron Edmondson

Someone emailed me recently about a conflict they are having with someone. It is not a clearly defined Biblical issue. Both parties feel they are right. Neither is willing to budge on their position due to personal experience and conviction.

Leadership Lessons From A Lemonade Stand

The Leadership Advisor

As part of our ongoing efforts to expand our global network, we are honored to have Villanova University as a new partner and guest blogger. Make sure you check out their contact details at the end of the post!

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The Road to Wisdom


. We are all familiar with leaders who have knowledge. Knowing about the technical side of things, the “book smarts” kind of knowledge, are good things for getting along in the world. But how many of us know leaders who have wisdom; that deep “knowing” that ties together what they’ve learned in all areas of their life that’s used for the common good? Wisdom shows itself in behaviors that are moral, ethical, kind, forgiving, and understanding.

Whose Responsibility is it, Anyway?

Kevin Eikenberry

Sometimes you read or re-read a quotation that accurately describes your view of the world. Today, I share one of those with you. If it’s never your fault, you can’t take responsibility for it. And if you can’t take responsibility for it, you’ll always be its victim. – Richard Bach, author [.]. Accountability Leadership Learning Quotations Responsibility Richard Bach

Adversity in the Center of God’s Will

Ron Edmondson

Saul told his son Jonathan and all the attendants to kill David. 1 Samuel 19:1 NIV. One day David was minding his own business, tending sheep, when God called him to be a king. He didn’t ask to be king, but God said he was the one. He turned out to be a really good king. Imagine that? God made a good pick! David had a heart modeled after God’s, according to the Bible.


There are no minor defects

Tony Mayo

Levy: Let’s talk about web services. Amazon Web Services is dominant in hosting—one observer says that you are the Coke of the field, and there’s no Pepsi. How did an ecommerce site wind up in the position where it’s hosting web powerhouses like Foursquare, NASA, Netflix, and The New York Times? … Young startups all [.]. For Executives

High-Trust Teams

Coaching Tip

Trust is central to human existence. Like all social animals, human beings have an instinctive need to cooperate and rely on each other to satisfy their most basic emotional, psychological, and material needs. Without trust, we are not only less happy as individuals but also less productive in groups. Research has linked the virtues and benefits of trust to economic prosperity, societal stability, and even human survival.

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Leadership Development Carnival, Part Three

Kevin Eikenberry

Welcome to Part Three of the Leadership Development Carnival. If you missed Part Two, read it here. If you missed Part One, read it here. I am loving the opportunity to slow down and savor these posts. I hope you are, too. I am going to start out today with another first-timer to the carnival. [.]. Leadership Leadership Blogs Learning Uncategorized David Burkus Erin Schreyer Frank Sonnenberg leadership blogs Leadership Development Carnival Miki Saxon S. Chris Edmonds

5 Steps to Recover from a Failure

Ron Edmondson

You’ve failed. It was huge…at least to the people impacted by the mistake. Perhaps you did it on purpose. Maybe it was an accident. You may have stumbled into gradually over time. Bottom line: It was wrong. You did it. No denying it now. What next?

Equipping Leader


David was one of my best friends during my years in Argentina. I didn't get to see him often, because he worked in a different and distant province. I consider David my mentor in anything having to do with the great outdoors. He taught me all about climbing and hiking.

Managing Change: Out of Sight, But Not Out of Mind

Linked 2 Leadership

Throughout my career as a C-level executive, management troubleshooter, and organization consultant, I have been around the change/transformation process a number of times. For me, some of these “change programs” have been more successful and enjoyable than others. Observations on Change To provide some valuable experiences to you in an effort to help you learn and [.].

Leadership Development Carnival, Part 5

Kevin Eikenberry

This week, we’ve been encouraging you to slow down and savor the best posts from our favorite leadership bloggers. As you ease into your weekend, here are some more outstanding posts. Today we start with Gwyn Teatro who presents “4 Barriers to Communication and What to Do About Them,” This post post includes a video [.]. Leadership Leadership Blogs Learning leadership blogs Leadership Development Carnival

The Top 50 Television Shows of All Time

Ron Edmondson

I stumbled on a list of the “top 50 television shows” of all time. It’s not my list. It’s a Wikipedia list, so i understand it’s not scientific, but it gives us something to talk about. Here is a list of the top 50 shows of all time: Seinfeld (NBC). I Love Lucy (CBS).

10 Ways to Act More Important Than You Really Are

Great Leadership By Dan

I have a gut feeling that this post is going to rub a few people the wrong way. Because many, if not all of the items on the upcoming list are grounded in some degree of reality. Readers may point to any one of them and say “Hey wait a minute, I do that, and here’s why…”.

What If You Changed and No One Noticed?

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Have you ever tried changing a behavior and no one noticed you were different? It’s not uncommon. Jim was a “hands-on boss.” ” He had high standards and his team performed well.

Leadership Development Carnival, Part Four

Kevin Eikenberry

We’ve had a great week with the Leadership Development Carnival. Today continues the fun and learning with more great posts. First up today, we have Jennifer V. Miller, with her post “What Do Office Doorways Say About Leadership?” ” posted at the People Equation. Mary Jo Asmus draws on her extensive experience with clients to offer [.]. Leadership Leadership Blogs Learning Jane Perdue Jennifer V. Miller Leadership Development Carnival Mary Jo Asmus

5 Suggestions for Finding More Joy at Christmas

Ron Edmondson

But the angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people: Today a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you in the city of David. Luke 2:10-11. Joy is not an option for a believer, as I read the Scriptures.

This Baffles Me: So Much Emphasis On Innovation, and Leadership – So Little Actual Innovation and Leadership

First Friday Book Synopsis

Consult any of the current works unlocking the mysteries of the leadership and management arts by revealing “7 miracles,” “12 simple secrets,” “13 fatal errors,” “14 powerful techniques,” “21 irrefutable laws,” “30 truths,” “101 biggest mistakes,” and “1001 ways.”

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Fascinating Numbers: What’s the Most Important Trait For Future Leaders?

Management is a Journey

It turns out that all of the discussion occurring about the importance of sound values and good ethics in the workplace is not idealistic talk. It’s actually important to the careers of business professionals. A survey by Robert Half Management Resources of more than 1,400 Chief Financial Officers identifies integrity as the most important trait for [.]. Leadership leadership motivation organizational productivity survival skills

Leaders are like Golfers

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Will Lukang, PMP, CSM, CLDC As I was following the Presidents Cup over the weekend, it occurred to me that golfers are like leaders. In some respects it is not fair that I compare golfers to leaders, because leaders have more responsibilities and have more on their shoulders. However, from a conceptual standpoint there is [.]. Leadership Development actions comparing leader Leadership

My Top 3 Books This Year

Ron Edmondson

I love to read. Normally I’m reading several books at one time. This year I read lots of books, but these three stood out as my favorites: Rumors of God by Darren Whitehead & Jon Tyson. You Lost Me by David Kinnaman. Jesus, My Father, the CIA, And Me by Ian Morgan Crowe.

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This Baffles Me: So Much Emphasis On Innovation, and Leadership – So Little Actual Innovation and Leadership

First Friday Book Synopsis

Consult any of the current works unlocking the mysteries of the leadership and management arts by revealing “7 miracles,” “12 simple secrets,” “13 fatal errors,” “14 powerful techniques,” “21 irrefutable laws,” “30 truths,” “101 biggest mistakes,” and “1001 ways.”

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Four Signs of Excessive Confidence


Confidence in a leader is generally considered a good and necessary trait. A healthy dose of self-esteem is vital for leaders to be able to withstand the close scrutiny and criticism that’s a way of life for them. Yet there is a darker side to confidence. It comes when a leader has excessive confidence. Matt, a mid-level executive in a Fortune 500 company, had a recent string of successes that resulted in increased revenue for his organization.

A Refresher on 7 Laws and Theories Worth Remembering

Rajesh Setty

You would have heard of these laws and theories from someone sometime. So, this is going to be a quick refresher. Pareto’s Law (also known as the 80/20 rule): The 80/20 Rule means that in anything a few (20 percent) are vital and many(80 percent) are trivial.

Top 10 Leadership Books for Pastors

Ron Edmondson

I get asked a lot by young pastors what leadership books I recommend. It seems they didn’t learn leadership in seminary. Pastors get into the administration of a church and quickly discover they need help learning to lead. It should be noted that I don’t do “favorites” normally. I learn from everything, so I seldom have a list like this compiled.

Five Ways to Deal with the First No

Next Level Blog

Leaders who are trying to do something unprecedented are invariably going to hear the word, no, a lot. It may not be as direct as that. It might be softened as, “We don’t do things that way,” or “Sorry, that’s impossible.” My friend heard a lot of responses like that as he and his team worked to turn their big event idea into a reality. Looking back on a successful outcome, he realizes that the critical element in making it happen was how they dealt with the first no. Click headline to continue.

Leadership Development Carnival, Part Two

Kevin Eikenberry

Here is our second installment of our Leadership Development Carnival. Today I want to start out by featuring some great new leadership thinkers who have not been previously highlighted in a Leadership Development Carnival. If their blogs are new to you, I hope you’ll take a moment to comment on their posts, retweet a link [.]. Leadership Blogs Learning Bret Simmons Dan Rockwell Eric Pennington Melanie Hoffner Sara Jane Hope Susan Mazza

Proven: Follow a Systematic Approach For A Huge Change In Bottomline Results

Six Disciplines

A key premise behind Six Disciplines has been to help people and their organizations develop a process for planning and execution. The desired end result is different for each of our clients, but it's usually centered on growth, higher productivity, improved profitability and greater overall goal accomplishment. We are often asked by prospective clients what is the ROI on the Six Disciplines process. The best answer is to just ask our clients. The results speak for themselves.

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The Greater Good Test

Ron Edmondson

When there are competing answers… When you can’t decide between good choices… When differences of opinion exist… Go for the greater good test…. Of the possible scenarios, which has the potential for creating the greater good? Often when I step back and get a bigger picture…when I force myself to think longer term…the answer becomes clearer. Have you ever used the greater good test? Related posts: Do You Need to Take the WHAT Test?