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7 Essentials For A Quality Culture

The Leadership Advisor

Culture is a simple way of saying how an organization expresses itself internally and externally. No organization is without culture.

7 Critical Abilities Senior Leaders Must Have

Ron Edmondson

I want to address some critical abilities that a senior leader must have to be effective. They were right. They were right. They were right.

3 Reasons Vulnerability is Crucial to Great Leadership

C-Level Strategies

Your return would have been higher than inflation. to show for it today! And therein lies the essential truth about vulnerability. What do you think?

The Biggest Barrier to Collaborative Problem Solving

Kevin Eikenberry

This could be a very short article, because the biggest barrier to collaborative problem solving is found by looking at the word problem backwards: melborp. Do you see it? The biggest barrier is me. Or you. Or whoever makes the problem about them, their agenda or their solution. Which means that we, too often, approach [.].

4 Keys To Avoid Culture Creep

The Leadership Advisor

I’m a water rat. I love going to the beach. We experience this at more places than the beach. One of the most common places is in the workplace.

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7 Reasons Why Many Smart People Fail to Lead

Rajesh Setty

You have seen these people – the best of the best in the lot. They get promoted to become the leaders and all hell breaks loose. What about you?

7 Things the Pastor Doesn’t Need to Know

Ron Edmondson

In every position of leadership I have ever held, there were people who felt the need to “inform&# the leader. Wanted: Super-Pastor.

On Leadership and Ethics: The Great 8 Habits

Linked 2 Leadership

Your values, code of ethics, and the internalization of the same are the basis for your development of conscience. Ethics have to come from the inside out, not from the outside in. According to Aristotle, we can grow and expand in our virtuous behavior through habit. Aristotle states: “Neither by nature, then, nor contrary to nature do [.].

Seasoned Leaders Have Balance

Great Leadership By Dan

Too much water or too little sunlight may hurt your plants. They have a balanced approach in areas like the following: 1. With him it was all business.

The Complexity Crutch

The Leadership Advisor

Even when properly explained, there was an whiff of cluelessness surrounding the whole affair. While the Wall St. They still know what wrong is.

Leave Before You Have To…

Ron Edmondson

You’ll do more harm to your reputation, your attitude and the organization during the miserable days. Can the Founder Ever Leave?

How To Overcome The Fear Of Public Speaking

Linked 2 Leadership

Everyone on earth, except perhaps those who have completely taken leave of their senses, has fears of one kind or another. Fear is as much a part of the human emotional system as joy, anger and love. Many times, our fears add value to our lives because they prevent us from doing dangerous things but [.]. Servant Leadership

Learning is Life

Kevin Eikenberry

The famed psychologist and educator John Dewey (hey, he’s on a stamp) once wrote: “Education is not a preparation for life; Education is life itself.&# Questions to Ponder How do I view education? What do I do to educate myself? Action Steps Learn something new today. Repeat that action tomorrow. And the next day (and [.].

“Fun” at Work

Great Leadership By Dan

Creation of a “fun committee”. I’ve seen plenty of these, and no one EVER seems to be having any fun. BTW, I’ve seen managers pick these committees….it’s

Book Giveaway: Hell Is Real, but I Hate to Admit It

Ron Edmondson

I’m giving away 3 copies of Hell is Real, but I Hate to Admit It by Brian Jones. This book is NOT a reaction to that book.

Wise words: Einstein on innovation

Bud to Boss

Albert Einstein has a number of excellent quotes, but this one was new to me: I like how Einstein turned conventional wisdom on its head. Push harder.

What to Ask the Person in the Mirror

Leading Blog

While we might like to think otherwise, here is a fact about successful leaders: Successful leaders go through significant periods of time in which they feel confused, discouraged, and unsure of themselves and their decisions. They feel as if they should be somewhere else, doing something else. And un successful leaders go through the same thing.

The Indiana State Fair Tragedy – a Lesson in Leadership

Kevin Eikenberry

If you have been a reader of my newsletter, attended a workshop or know me in some way, you may know how much I love the Indiana State Fair. Clearly, many people know, based on the number of texts, emails and phone calls I have received after the stage collapse tragedy last night. We weren’t [.].

Are You a Leader or Manager?

Ron Edmondson

Are you a leader or a manager? They are similar in that each involves influence as a way to move ideas forward, and both involve working with people.

The Downside of Passion

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. On more than a few occasions I’ve witnessed passion run-a-muck resulting in untold harm.

Why You Should Treat A Business Problem Like Horse Manure

Terry Starbucker

In other words, they guy knew how to make a business successful. Guess which boy was my boss. If there was a problem, there was a solution. Leadershi

Holocaust and the 2008 Financial Crisis - Leadership Lessons

Modern Servant Leader

Top 5 Obstacles to Having a Great Marriage

Ron Edmondson

The process of blending two very different people is what causes stress to many marriages. How much training do most of us get for marriage? Friends.

Do you live to work or work to live?

Chartered Management Institute

Modern working life seems to be undergoing something of a tug of war for our attention. On one hand we're told that employee engagement is crucial and that enjoying our work is an essential facet of emotional wellbeing. For some people they are naturally happy at work. They arrive on Monday morning energised and raring to go.

Working Toward Working Less

Leadership Freak

The reason you don’t get more done is you’re doing too much. We tie our worth to being busy. The busier we are the more important we feel. There is some truth to the idea that being busy indicates we are valuable to others. Perpetual busyness, however, is more a sickness than an indication of [.].

How Leaders Connect to Boost Employee Engagement

Michael Lee Stallard

Jeremie is the author of a great book entitled Leadership is Dead: How Influence is Reviving It. Check it out at this link.

Next Steps in a Marriage after an Affair

Ron Edmondson

I wish it never happened to anyone and I hope it never happens to you, but in my job I hear it almost every week. The word is AFFAIR. That’s okay.

Working on holiday? Would the worliday work for you?

Chartered Management Institute

Since the arrival of smart phones and other technologies the line between work and play have become a little fuzzy, the general feeling is that the work-life blance is becoming more work than life but Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times thinks a 'Worliday' is the answer. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Seeking Emotional Intelligence Employees

Coaching Tip

With smaller staffs, higher stress levels and uncertainties around the economy, are employers changing what they look for in prospective employees? Who gets hired or promoted today? The short answer is: The person who is not afraid to take on new challenges, can pull support, lead others, and complete tasks on time. Employees lead by example.

Hacking the Creative Process

Leading Blog

While creativity is associated with artists, creativity is really part of life. It is how we shape our work into something meaningful. Benjamin Franklin put it this way: “To cease to think creatively is but little different from ceasing to live.” While a designer will solve a problem visually, a manager may solve it by developing a new process.

Saturday Night Prayer Chain: Let’s Pray for One Another

Ron Edmondson

Do you believe in the power of prayer? I have incredible readers. This week I’m burdened with several issues involving other people.’s Community Team Must Defend the Integrity of Customer Reviews

Managing Communities

I love They have great prices and selection and wonderful customer service that has yet to let me down and I’ve been a customer for almost 10 years. I regularly recommend people buy products there. In some cases, they are the first and only place I go to buy something. That’s the built [.]. Managing the Community

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4 questions for multitaskers

The Organized Executive's Blog

Last week I had an opportunity to listen to Joanne Cantor ’s excellent audio conference “So You Think You Can Multitask.” Image Source ].

Be a better listener

Bud to Boss

Of all the skills of leadership, listening is the most valuable—and one of the least understood. But a few, the great ones, never stop listening.