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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 [.].

Parenting By Grace: Revised

Ron Edmondson

Cheryl and I attempted to implement grace parenting in our home. Grace parenting is one thing I believe we did right. Oh, the power of grace.

Visionary Leadership: Do You See What I See?

C-Level Strategies

The political rhetoric during the last few weeks has made this clearer to me than ever before. It’s often difficult to relate to their stories.

What Being A Gentleman Can Teach Us About Leadership

The Leadership Advisor

I met an amazing man near the beginning of 2011, Taylor Hinton. So, he has decided to take action and provide a positive alternative.

The Goal of Great Communication

Kevin Eikenberry

The late great Jim Rohn, was more than just a great speaker, he was a modern day philosopher. Here is one of my favorite quotations from him about communication. &# The goal of effective communication should be for listeners to say, ‘Me, too!’ ’ versus ‘So what?’&#

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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&#. Just like that. And then move on to something else. Leadership

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. This is one reason we often hire from within our church whenever possible.

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Leadership in the Age of Work-Family Conflict

C-Level Strategies

It’s summertime. Does this describe your life today? Americans are working longer hours than ever before. lisapetrilli and Steve is

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. Their insight is invaluable.

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. or “How can I pray for you?&#

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 [.].

7 Ways to Increase Trust by Creating Stability

Leading Blog

This is a guest post by Marlene Chism, author of Stop Workplace Drama. One reason is because the brain craves certainty. Be clear. Be Consistent.

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. Note that this does NOT include most of the assessments you can find on Facebook or the internet). Strengths and Weaknesses: LEA 360™ , also asking for feedback through a tool like Rypple. Tweet This

Leaders Lead…So Others Can Follow

Ron Edmondson

Related posts: The Best Leaders Give Their Vision Away. 5 Reasons Leaders Tend to Micromanage. Leaders Encourage Their Organization to Victory!

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 very last thing. And then I found out what it was, indirectly. How did he know?

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

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.

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

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.

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. Is this the way it HAS to be?

Simple Doesn’t Mean Easy

Ron Edmondson

Just because something is simple doesn’t mean it is easy. Three Easy Parenting Principles. Treat Your Staff Differently. YOU MUST!

Do You Know What Farm Kids Know about Leadership?

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Best of Blogs Series Leadership Development Self Leadership I grew up on a farm. Yep, that’s me on the right, at 5-years old, working with my father. Notice the stripe-on-stripe outfit. I dressed myself that day. And that’s not the only thing I did that day… Farm kids learn responsibility early. I [.]

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. Richard Paul. GREAT!

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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Hearing the Voice of God

Ron Edmondson

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.

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. But, really, why should we be able to do that?

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 [.].

Choosing to Trust

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development One of the most honoring gifts we can give someone is choosing to grant them our trust. The choice to grant trust is not the same thing as having a default position of trusting people until they prove they can’t be trusted. Choosing to trust someone requires that you mindfully choose to build trust with [.]

A Flexible Schedule is not always an Open Schedule

Ron Edmondson

How is having a flexible schedule like owning a truck? You’re schedule is flexible, so can you stop by the store? I wrote about it HERE.

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“ [.].

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. Review by David Stephens FCMI. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

In Communication, Substance Comes First


Services world revolves around communication. In projects/initiatives, knowledge has to be transferred, issues have to discussed and expectations have to be managed. A lot of young professionals I meet want to improve upon their communication skills. I tell them: In effective communication, substance comes first. Substance comes first. Be yourself.