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Love this post by my friend and @WeeklyLeader teammate Wally Bock on leadership, management and supervision. leadership management supervision wallybock

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Book Review: Innovation: Need of the Hour

Managing Leadership

Sramana Mitra is a successful businesswoman who has developed specific and focused ideas on how entrepreneurs can improve their chances, how this can help the economy, and how the economy itself might better be structured to encourage this worthwhile outcome. She promotes this thinking through her consulting, and then spins her carefully organized observations into a series of wonderful books on the theme.

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Leadership Quotes for Servant Leaders

Modern Servant Leader

Communication Tips - Using the DISC Model to Write Better Emails.

The Recovering Engineer

A quick tip for how to apply knowledge of the DISC model to email and other written communication

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How to Recognize (and Cure) Your Own Hubris

Weekly Leader

Confidence is an attribute that every leader needs to embrace and to foster in others. But when confidence goes too far, it can become hubris. Overdosing on confidence is easy to do. Jim Collins writes about the organizational side of hubris in his latest book, How the Mighty Fall.

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The Top 11 Signs That You’re a Bad Boss | American Express OPEN Forum (@work_matters) []

Weekly Leader

Simple leadership self test from Stanford GSB prof Bob Sutton, author of Good Boss Bad Boss. leadership bobsutton boss behavior

Honesty and Trust - The Foundation of Relationships

Building Personal Strength

I know this fellow who's been a close friend of mine for over 40 years. In all that time, he's never lied to me. He's had his chances. I've asked him about some pretty embarrassing stuff, but he always tells it like it is with no thought to whether I might think less of him.

The Leadership Walk

Kevin Eikenberry

We are all on a walk. It is the journey we take each day as a leader. We move through our day, going from one task to the next, one meeting to the next, one problem to the next. We have conversations and interactions; some small

Your Voice of Encouragement: Affirming: The Second Step of.

Your Voice of Encouragement

In an earlier post, I explained why LISTENING is the first step you need to use if you're genuinely interested in encouraging someone who's experiencing a difficult time. It's important to let the person talk about what's bothering her

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Managing Remotely

What Do You Want From Them

Do you think it is difficult to work remotely? What I mean is 'telecommuting', where you sit at a desk many miles away from your colleagues. Does one have to have a different work style to manage resources remotely? In my opinion, within reason, there is no real difference. Why do I say that? Let's take a typical project (if there is such a thing) as an example. The project starts with a kick-off meeting on site, in a meeting room or wherever the project office may be operating from.

Leaders Learn Best ON THE JOB, Not in the Classroom

Building Personal Strength

In one segment of an interview, Meredith Bell asked me "What's the best approach to take if you want to develop yourself as a leader to be effective with people?" Creating books, videos and training programs for leadership development is a multi-billion dollar industry.

Leadership Strengths vs. Weaknesses: The Silly Debate « Linked 2.

Linked 2 Leadership

Please Decide. Which one do you choose to do: Focus on Strengths, or Focus on Weaknesses? And while you're at it, answer this: Does the curious and ongoing debate about strengths and weaknesses in the field of leadership puzzle you

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Nine fast (and not so fast) fixes for poor two-way communication



To Impart Your Values

Michael Lee Stallard

How do you impart values to the people you are responsible for leading, including your children? Recently I had the opportunity to watch a leader who does this well. I'd like to share three critical actions that I believe are necessary

Henry Ford - The Wisdom That Comes from Creating an Industry

Building Personal Strength

It seems to me that if you're the kind of person who can help create an industry - as Bill Gates, Walt Disney, Sam Walton, Malcolm S. Forbes and others have done - maybe you've learned a few things about what it takes to succeed in life. Maybe you have something to say.

The Rainmaker Fab Five Blog Picks of the Week

Maximizing Possibility

Happy Tuesday - I hope you had a wonderful Labor Day holiday! I have selected five posts from the HR, talent management, and leadership development blogosphere to get your work week off to a great start. Enjoy

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We've received some great feedback, including some suggesting we should show some sample content from our Making Managers into Leaders Institute, our online learning portal. Great idea! Here we will share one of our weekly learning

Labor Day for Leaders

Modern Servant Leader


Mountain Stream Relaxation Video

Building Personal Strength

There's something something about the sound of running water in nature - a waterfall, a stream. Use this video as a way to relax. Turn on your speakers, click the Full Screen icon in the bottom right corner. Sit back and just let your batteries recharge.

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Good Boss, Bad Boss

Kevin Eikenberry

This week's Resource Recommendation: Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best and Learn From the Worst by Robert Sutton. This is a brand new book. (It It actually publishes on Sept 7, but it's available now.) I was lucky enough to get an

A Letter from Chile

Next Level Blog

Last week, I wrote a post on the lessons in leadership we're receiving from the Chilean miners trapped in their copper mine. Thanks to the editors at SmartBrief on Leadership, the post received a lot. Please click the headline to read

Why Joe Pulizzi Gets Paid the Big Bucks; How You Can Too

C-Level Strategies

by Lisa Petrilli… Because he's brilliant and he's right. Let me back up a step. Last week Joe wrote a post entitled, “Be a Marketing Specialist, Not a Generalist” for the Marketing Executives Networking Group's MENG Blend Blog

Are You Strong Enough to Accept the Truth?

Building Personal Strength

“You can’t handle the truth!” shouts Marine colonel Nathan Jessup (Jack Nicholson) in the 1992 movie, “A Few Good Men.” The outburst comes when Navy lieutenant Dan Kaffe (Tom Cruise) presses the colonel to reveal sordid facts that are crucial to a case. Whenever I think about acceptance, that scene comes back to me. Because some truths are hard to accept. And yet we must accept them if we are to deal with them.

The Dangers of Living in the World of But

Kevin Eikenberry

It isn't always easy to hold two seemingly conflicting ideas in your mind at the same time. I believe this is why too often too many people live in a But World. When they mention two different ideas or opinions to link them together

Thought-full Thursday: Appreciative Leadership


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

Remembering 9/11 | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth On the ninth anniversary of the horrific tragedy that occurred on September 11th, 2001 I believe it should be

Resolving Conflict

Leading Strategies

The value of conflict is a controversial topic in many circles. Some organizations thrive on conflict for its own sake while others avoid conflict at any cost. Either extreme is dysfunctional as conflict can play a vital role in a

Trust the Process

Chris Brady

What you believe about what you CAN achieve determines what you WILL achieve. It's what we know that just isn't so that holds us back the most. Be willing to do well what most people won't do at all. Commitment means you will persist

Let Them See You as Human


A young and inexperienced supervisor I know expressed a desire to become more of a leader in his organization. He felt it wouldn't ever be achievable because he was an introvert. He believed that all the best leaders must be extraverts

9 Interview Tips Leaders Use For Picking Winners « Linked 2 Leadership

Linked 2 Leadership

Interview Process. Are you a pretty smart manager? I bet that you probably are! But, when hiring new employees for your team, are you being smart in the interview process? Do you REALLY know how to conduct an interview so that you pick

Work Life Lead: The Stewardship of Gratitude

Weekly Leader

Over the past months, I have watched and listened to how people talk about the economic challenges that they are facing. For many they face a hard road of rebuilding lost retirement assets. For others it is seeking to discover a new

Bootstrap Leadership

Leading Strategies

Here is a GREAT quote: “Leadership is difficult but not complex.” So begins Michael McKinney's review of the book, Bootstrap Leadership by Steve Arneson (Bootstrap Leadership: Creating a Blueprint for Your Leadership Development

The Art of the Setback

C-Level Strategies

by Lisa Petrilli… I experienced a setback in my life last week. The nature of the setback is, in and of itself, irrelevant. What was important and revealing to me was my knee-jerk reaction, the kind of reaction which did not serve me

Video Book Club: The Power of Pull

Next Level Blog

Happy end of summer everyone. Probably like a lot of you, I spent some time in August catching up on my reading. So, I'm back with the Video Book Club series and this week's installment features The. Please click the headline to read