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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

There are leaders, and then there are LEADERS. Because your tone and inflections didn’t match the words. Lead well! Leadership

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What CEOs Really Say About Leadership in Private

C-Level Strategies

billion in sales. Nothing that was said disappointed me. I wanted to share with you what I felt were the “Top 10″ statements: 1. Thank you!

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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 [.].

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

Ron Edmondson

It was a hard years as a leader in some ways. Next year I’ll close the door. Ignorant or doesn’t care. Feels welcome to do so.

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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. Is it impacting other people?

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.

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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.”

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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 [.].

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! Devotional Encouragement


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.

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. Wisdom shows itself in behaviors that are moral, ethical, kind, forgiving, and understanding. There are no high speed highways to becoming wise. Deeply.

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. [.]. 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 did it.

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

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.

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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 [.].

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. I Love Lucy (CBS). The Honeymooners (CBS).

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How to Create a Culture of Greatness

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest post by Jon Gordon. “To To build a winning a team and a successful organization you must create a culture of greatness.” It’s the most important thing a leader can do because culture drives behavior, behavior drives habits and habits create the future. As the leaders at Apple say, “Culture beats strategy all day long.”

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. A few I’ve just observed myself. Never show up to a meeting on time.

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.

5 Suggestions for Finding More Joy at Christmas

Ron Edmondson

Luke 2:10-11. Joy is not an option for a believer, as I read the Scriptures. People, even the best of people, will disappoint us. Want more?

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. Leadership Leadership Blogs Learning Jane Perdue Jennifer V.

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

First Friday Book Synopsis

” Chris Lowney, Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450-Year-Old Company that Changed the World —————- Bob [.].

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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. Robert F.

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My Top 3 Books This Year

Ron Edmondson

I love to read. Normally I’m reading several books at one time. You Lost Me by David Kinnaman. What was your favorite read this year? Culture

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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.

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

First Friday Book Synopsis

” Chris Lowney, Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450-Year-Old Company that Changed the World —————- Bob [.].

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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. Leadership leadership motivation organizational productivity survival skills

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. Built to Last, by Jim Collins. What did I miss?

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 was on a train to self-destruction.

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. Read more here. Parkinson’s Law.

Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership As we move closer to the holidays, I find myself reflecting about the places I’ve been this year — both literally and figuratively: people I’ve met, lessons I’ve learned, choices and challenges.

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? Have you ever used the greater good test? Related posts: Do You Need to Take the WHAT Test?