Sat.Jul 30, 2011 - Fri.Aug 05, 2011

Visionary Leadership: Do You See What I See?

C-Level Strategies

I don’t see it, at least not clearly, even though I continue to try… It’s very difficult to see how people who subscribe to the views of the opposing political party actually view the world in the way they do.

Eight Unusual Things Leaders Should Measure

Kevin Eikenberry

Measurement. It’s something that we all know is important for anyone who is managing a team or business. And while we have all heard, and likely repeated “What gets measured gets done,” sometimes, when we get past the basic things we must measure like the financials, and perhaps some safety numbers, we fall short in [.]. Leadership Learning culture measurement metrics

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Parenting By Grace: Revised

Ron Edmondson

Cheryl and I attempted to implement grace parenting in our home. Our boys are now grown, but we are beginning to see some fruit from our methods and our heart is to help others learn from things we did wrong and things we did right. Grace parenting is one thing I believe we did right.

What Being A Gentleman Can Teach Us About Leadership

The Leadership Advisor

I met an amazing man near the beginning of 2011, Taylor Hinton. His vision and passion was palpable and it drew me in to be involved in a project he began called The Gentleman’s Movement , which we affectionately call “TGM&# for short.

Leadership in the Age of Work-Family Conflict

C-Level Strategies

It’s summertime. When I was growing up that meant playing outside all day while my “stay-at-home&# mom kept an eye on me, my siblings, and the rest of the neighborhood kids as we played on our “Jungle Gym&# in our backyard. .

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Why Leadership Is Like Legos

The Leadership Advisor

If there is something the Danish people can be proud of, it is their contribution to the world through the creation of Legos. They have been a staple toy for children the world over. Our imaginations were given life through whatever pattern we decided to create with our Legos.

The Most Used, And Least Successful, Leadership Technique Of All Time (Unless You’re A Vulcan)

Terry Starbucker

“We’re in the dark here&#. “Nobody knows what’s going on&#.

7 Tips for Hiring the Right Person for the Team

Ron Edmondson

One of the most important decisions a leader makes is adding to the payroll. In the church world, it’s often difficult to remove someone once they are added. That’s somewhat of a pet peeve of mine after spending much of my years in business, but that’s another blog post.)

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10 Ways to become the Leader People Follow

Leadership Freak

Yesterday I met with two new leaders in my organization. (I I use “my” loosely) It was a get to know you and a where are you going pow-wow. At the end of our exchange I asked, “What did you get from our conversation?” They replied, “You helped us have purpose during our first weeks of [.]. Communication Influence Leading Listening Marks of leaders Taking others higher Feedback Leadership Leadership Development

Overcoming The Leadership Stupid Gene

The Leadership Advisor

Let’s face it. So many organizations are running on bare minimum numbers and everyone has a lot on their plate.

Five Signs That Your HR Chief is Trouble

Next Level Blog

With a shout out to the folks at SmartBrief on Leadership for pointing it out, I recommend to you a deeply reported article in Fortune magazine about how and why Pfizer CEO Jeff Kindler was pushed. Please click the headline to read the whole story. Current Affairs Leadership Personal Presence

7 Things This Pastor Would Love From His Church

Ron Edmondson

I have such a generous church. Every week someone sends me a note or an email to tell me they are praying for me. I routinely get encouragement when I need it most. Some of our closest friends are at Grace. I’m so thankful for the body of Christ called Grace Community Church.

7 Ways to Increase Trust by Creating Stability

Leading Blog

This is a guest post by Marlene Chism, author of Stop Workplace Drama. Uncertain times always invite a little more drama, particularly in the workplace. One reason is because the brain craves certainty.

The Value of Knowing Exactly Who You Are


In your hurry-up and get-it-done world, when do you take the time to focus on who you are and who you want to become? Not often, I bet. Although it may seem self indulgent to some, there is great value to you personally and professionally in spending reflective time with assessment (not “tests”) reports and feedback that will help you to get to know yourself better.

How To Make Your Speeches Really Count (Hint: Think About Those Last Words)

Terry Starbucker

One can make a LOT of speeches over a long leadership career. The thing about making a speech that has always fascinated me is that of all its many elements, the one thing that almost always makes it or breaks it is the very last thing you say. The very last thing.

Leaders Lead…So Others Can Follow

Ron Edmondson

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Leadership Lessons from a Cracked Pot

Modern Servant Leader

Questions You May Not Have Thought to Ask Your New Manager


Organizations are living, breathing things that, like us, are moving quickly. Some of the leaders I know experience new reporting relationships as much as a couple of times a year – meaning they have only have a short period of time to get to know a new a manager that they haven’t worked with

How to manage after a sleepless night

Chartered Management Institute

How to manage after a sleepless night by Professor Jim Horne, of Loughborough University’s Sleep Research Centre. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

If I’m Your Leader…It’s Your Business…

Ron Edmondson

“This is probably none of my business, but…&#. Do you ever hear that as a leader? Recently one of our staff had a question for me. He had observed that Cheryl and I sold our house and bought a condo downtown.

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The top 10 causes of meetings that suck the life out of your team

Bud to Boss

We’ve all attended meetings that were a big waste of time. Employees are restless—or even &# resting their eyes,&# like the gentleman above. My experiences usually involved co-workers writing snarky notes about the presenters or how their time would be better spent.

The Biggest Challenge In Business? I'ts Not What You Think

Six Disciplines

Think about it for a minute. what is the biggest challenge in business ? Sure, you'll come up with a long laundry list of challenges: competitive pressures, growth and expansion, talent shortages, price sensitivity, margins, R&D, industry consolidation.and the list goes on - AND - it changes every day.forever. Interestingly, these kinds of challenges are primarily external - and they change over time.

5 Steps to Critical Thinking + Reflection in Team Development & Leadership

Create Learning

Having just spent the week with Camp Inquiry which works with children to focus on; Imagination. Investigation. Illumination. Critical thinking extends beyond the science classroom. It serves as a guide not for what to think, but how to think and live in the world—how to discover truth and meaning.

Simple Doesn’t Mean Easy

Ron Edmondson

Just because something is simple doesn’t mean it is easy.

The power of being underestimated

Chartered Management Institute

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled, was convincing the world, he never existed.". I should probably start with a spoiler alert, so if you haven't seen The Usual Suspects and don't want to know the ending, don't read on. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

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Looking for leadership

Managing Leadership

Some years ago a game was used to identify the presence and dynamism of leaders. Groups were randomly organized, then each was tasked with building a tower out of Tinkertoys. The towers had to be both sturdy and tall, and time was sufficiently restricted to make either accomplishment difficult. Roles within the groups were not pre-assigned, but were left to the members to sort out. There were two run-throughs, one allowing speech followed by one allowing only gestures.

Ideas are Free, Execution is Priceless: 366 Actionable Ideas, Challenging Insights and Disturbing Questions to Help You Take Action on What Matters

Kevin Eikenberry

Today’s Resource Recommendation is Ideas are Free, Execution is Priceless: 366 Actionable Ideas, Challenging Insights and Disturbing Questions to Help You Take Action on What Matters by Scott Ginsberg. Scott Ginsberg is the Name Tag Guy – he’s worn a nametag every day for I don’t know how long (if you don’t know Scott and [.]. Books Leadership Learning execution ideas implementation taking action

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Hearing the Voice of God

Ron Edmondson

Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction , your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:20-21.

Little Johnny in the Workplace

Linked 2 Leadership

Little Johnny in the Workplace Almost every kid gets a trophy these days And it doesn’t even matter if they know how to play Win or lose, it’s still just the same For “God forbid that our children feel pain!“ “ Our children grow up in liberal schools Taught to believe each one of them “cool“ [.]. Leading & Developing Other Leaders Leading Change Professional Development business Coaching emotional intelligence leadership Management

Book Review: Project Team Dynamics

Chartered Management Institute

Lisa DiTullio’s book “Project Team Dynamics” is an excellent outline of best practice in forming, developing and running a team. In the first half of the book she covers all the essential steps to establishing an effective team; defining requirements, clarifying goals, identifying appropriate behaviours, agreeing the rules and allocating responsibilities. Review by David Stephens FCMI. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Execution Businesses

CEO Blog

Some businesses have such barriers to entry and such competitive advantage that they can still thrive even with poor execution. Companies that have patents, government regulation, rocket science(very tough intellectual property to copy) , massive development costs to get into the business, high capital cost, high market share etc. EMJ was an execution business. It was simply not that hard for anyone to get a product line to distribute.

A Flexible Schedule is not always an Open Schedule

Ron Edmondson

How is having a flexible schedule like owning a truck? Well, when I owned a truck…which I loved by the way…I found friends easily…that I didn’t even know I had…because everyone needs a truck at some point.

Is Friendship a Leadership Quality?

Linked 2 Leadership

If you had asked me ten years ago if “friendship” is a leadership quality, I doubt I would have given it more than a second before declaring this: “No!&# Friendship is not and should not be part of leadership! I would have added “In fact, being friends with people you work with can often cause [.].

What is Talent?

Talent Technologies

What is Talent? This is a question we are asked from time to time and it’s an important one – because rarely has a term been as misunderstood as that of ‘Talent’! ‘Talent’ is the key to understanding how to motivate and engage, form teams effectively, and enable consistently high performance from colleagues – so answering the question ‘what is talent?’ ’ is pretty vital to organisational success! Cells and Synapses.