Sat.Jun 11, 2011 - Fri.Jun 17, 2011

3/4 Blind CEO

The Leadership Advisor

The March of Dimes is an amazing organization. It began as a way to raise awareness and money to combat polio. Once that was handled, they moved their focus to birth defects. I have deep admiration for what the March of Dimes does…seriously.

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How to Guarantee No One Disagrees with Your Leadership

Ron Edmondson

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30 Overlooked Acts of Leadership Courage


We often think of leaders as exhibiting big acts of courage – overcoming huge obstacles and saving lives, metaphorically and literally. Yet I’m amazed and humbled at the courageous things leaders do that we don’t think of as brave. The small courageous things that we overlook every day are the stuff that make up the character of great leaders.

Trust in Leadership: Is it Earned or Given?

C-Level Strategies

At one of our recent CEO Connection Boot Camps a bit of a debate ignited over the topic of trust in leadership: is it given or is it earned? Some of the executives felt, “clearly, trust is earned.&# One CEO in particular felt very strongly that it is given by choice.

Leadership & the Map of Consciousness


I woke up this morning with a clarity that I should share with you some of the fascinating. Is this courage or what! leadership research I’ve been doing over the last six months. Have you heard of the Map of Consciousness ? I doubt it.

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Guest Interview with Mike Myatt


Mike Myatt, widely regarded as America's Top CEO Coach , is the author of " Leadership Matters.The CEO Survival Manual " and is the Managing Director and Chief Strategy Officer at N2growth.

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5 Questions to Quickly Assess the Health of the Marriage

Ron Edmondson

I don’t do marriage counseling very often these days. I have a master’s in counseling and spent a few years almost exclusively doing counseling, but the size of the church and my role leading and developing the staff takes more of my time now. As a pastor, knowing that my opportunity is limited in offering on-going counseling, I have learned that it is important to assess the health of the marriage early in the counseling process if I have any hopes of making progress.

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The Non-Negotiable Demand Every Leader Must Make – And Get

Terry Starbucker

“I want the truth!&#. “You can’t handle the truth!&#. Remember that memorable courtroom exchange in the movie “ A Few Good Men “? Tom Cruise, playing a military lawyer, is questioning a long-time Army Colonel (brilliantly played by Jack Nicholson) about whether he ordered a “Code Red&# (an illegal hazing) on one of his charges. And it boils down to “the truth&#.

Leading from Within with the Language of Love

C-Level Strategies

I rarely, if ever, talk about religion on this blog, largely because I’ve never felt compelled to do so. But there was something that Fr.

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7 Steps to Stop Finger-Pointing in a Crisis

Marshall Goldsmith

After any crisis -- like the economic crisis we now experiencing -- there is a lot of finger-pointing. Any tips on how to help my team avoid finger-pointing when we face a crisis? You are making a great point. I have seen massive amounts of finger pointing on TV and on the internet this week.

4 Keys To Lead Well

The Leadership Advisor

Leadership comes in all forms and levels. My dear friend Erin Schreyer just released a great video about leading. It is a brilliant message about leading from where you are. Skip the titles. Forget the plaque on your office door…or if you even have an office or not.

Ira Glass on being a beginner

Bud to Boss

This recent quote from Ira Glass, the host and producer of NPR’s This American Life , has been embraced by many in the creative fields.

Seeing Others


Most people crave acknowledgement; in a word, they want to be seen. I would argue that the work world can be one of the places where people should be seen more. Even the high potential leaders I work with – who often get a lot of attention and kudos – can feel as if


Giveaway: Henry Blackaby’s Spiritual Leadership

Ron Edmondson

I grew in my faith with Henry Blackaby’s “ Experiencing God &# study. Did you? It came at the right time in my spiritual development and over the course of several years I led dozens of men and women through that workbook. I still recommend it and refer back to it often.

Learning to Embrace Messiness

The Recovering Engineer

Sometimes, life gets messy — as shown by the picture of the living area in my home this morning. When I first walked through this area on my way to get a cup of coffee and some breakfast, I felt a bit stressed. My family was still asleep, and I had a full day of work planned in my home office.

Breaking the Chains the Bind


What holds people down ? What blocks their growth? What chains them to unproductive behavior? What keeps them from finding their purpose in life and from using the talents God has given them? Anwering these questions for yourself and helping others answer them is at the center of leadership.

Why Mission Statements Suck | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

I'm not arguing against a clear definition of where a company is going and what sets it apart. My beef is with the way the particular corporation's guiding principle is expressed; it is generally verbose, convoluted and incapable

Problem-solving can be a matter of life or death | The Organized.

The Organized Executive's Blog

The ability to effectively identify and resolve problems is critical to the life of an organization. Recently, I had an opportunity to reflect on a dozen factors in problem-solving during a life-threatening situation

Three Crucial Leadership Lessons from the U.S. Navy SEALs

First Friday Book Synopsis

Twice recently, I have presented my synopsis of Leadership Lessons of the U.S. Navy SEALS : Battle-Tested Strategies for Creating Successful Organizations and Inspiring Extraordinary Results by Jeff Cannon and Lieutenant Commander Jon Cannon. I was struck with how practical, how timely, and how needed these lessons are. We have a new and deeper appreciation [.]. Randy's blog entries al Qaeda Carmen Bin Laden Inside the Kingdom Jeff Cannon Lawrence Wright Leadership Lessons of the U.S.

7 Guiding Principles for Developing Leadership Talent

Leading Blog

People deliver numbers. If you want the numbers, you need the people. As a leader you need to know how to judge raw human talent. In The Talent Masters , Bill Conaty and Ram Charan explain how to do it. To develop talent, you need to become intimate with your people; to know the essence of each individual. Talent masters can identify a person’s talent more precisely than most people simply because they excel at observing and listening.

Five Signs That You’re So Busy Doing That You Don’t See What Needs To Be Done

Next Level Blog

One of the things I do on a regular basis is speak to groups of new and high potential executives about what they can do to succeed in bigger jobs. In the run-up to those sessions, I often ask them. Please click the headline to read the whole story. Books executive presence Leadership Next Level Leadership The Next Level

5 Questions To Figure Out How Well You Manage Mistakes

Tanveer Naseer

A few days ago, my oldest daughter came home from school with a bit of a dilemma. She got back her latest math assignment and noticed that one of the problems she had solved correctly was marked as incorrect because her answer wasn’t rounded up to the second decimal point.

Inverted Pyramid of Project Success

Modern Servant Leader

7 Ways to Get the Most out of a Church Experience

Ron Edmondson

This is a note to the church shopper, especially those who can’t seem to find a place to call home. You want to have a church family, but nothing seems to connect with you. You’ve tried every flavor of church, but none match your taste.

The importance of Universities Week to management

Chartered Management Institute

For most managers, thinking of university is about thinking about your own – or perhaps a relatives – time there. Yet a manager’s relationship with the higher education sector shouldn’t just be about the time they spent there – universities are an important economic engine, both in terms of improving individual skills, and working closely with businesses. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

The cost and benefit of an apology | The Organized Executive's Blog

The Organized Executive's Blog

Does saying I'm sorry make a difference? Absolutely. A recent article at Knowledge @ Wharton Today explains that offering an apology has both costs and benefits. Don't apologize and others might see you as more

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5 Authentic Keys to Attract Top Talent

Lead Change Blog

Authentic Leadership leads to a sustainable workplace brand, the key to attracting talent ‘Authentic’ is a word rapidly falling out of vogue-especially with those of us engaging in social media. Yet none of us, if questioned, would deny we are authentic in our interactions with others. After all, we’re being ourselves all the time, right? [.] 5 Authentic Keys to Attract Top Talent. Leadership Development Authentic authenticity brand Corporate Culture Culture personal branding talent

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12 Ways to Keep an Organization Small

Ron Edmondson

I had a man tell me once, in a church where I was serving as interim pastor, “Son, we don’t need no fancy ideas around here. We like being a small church.&# I soon learned he represented the feelings of the church as a whole. They were satisfied with not growing or reaching new people.

The Secret to Mastery is in the Transitions

The Recovering Engineer

I’m sitting in an airline lounge at LAX, and I’m reflecting a bit on my week as I wait to board a red-eye flight back to Indianapolis.

About those “Right People on the Bus” – Thoughts on Talent, the Dallas Mavericks, and the Triumph of the “Lesser Names”

First Friday Book Synopsis

As a choreographer, my task is to make the best possible work with the dancers I find in the room on any given day. Twyla Tharp, The Collaborative Habit: Life Lessons for Working Together ———— It’s a broken record. Everybody knows it. If you have the wrong people in your organization, on your team, you [.]. Randy's blog entries Billy Joel Dallas Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki Frank Sinatra J.

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Becoming a Character Based Leader

Lead Change Blog

Character Based Leadership is the conscious choice to be an Ambassador – To place the greater good, the purpose of the organization and the needs of others above your own desires. It starts with a decision to lead with integrity, the understanding that everything you do is observed and evaluated by others as either authentic [.] Becoming a Character Based Leader.

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

Women on Business

Post by Jane K. Stimmler , contributing Women on Business writer. Recently it was announced that Jill Abramson will be the next Executive Editor of The New York Times. Abramson is the first woman to lead the organization and another example of a woman breaking through the barriers to obtain a top job. She is to be congratulated on what is clearly a victory in the gender equality wars.

42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role

Leading Blog

Whether you have just been given a new leadership role, are currently in a leadership role, or have consciously decided to begin to lead from where you are, Pam Fox Rollin has created a concise guide for doing it successfully. 42 Rules for Your New Leadership Role gives you a starting point to work from to help prevent costly errors from occurring and will and will also aid in improving one's overall leadership experience.

Highlights of a “Typical” Pastor’s Week

Ron Edmondson

Another week has come and nearly gone… It felt like a normal, almost typical week… At times it seemed so scattered and chaotic at times that I wondered if I had accomplished anything.