Sat.Sep 10, 2011 - Fri.Sep 16, 2011

Five Suggestions for When Your Boss Needs Leadership Help

C-Level Strategies

Typically undeterred from taking on a tough challenge, this week’s Leadership Chat on Twitter will focus on something we’ve all struggled with at one time or another: what to do when your boss needs help as a leader.

The Mighty Pen – Four Reasons to Write Positive Feedback Down

Kevin Eikenberry

Every leader, supervisor, coach, team member and parent has been told of the value of giving positive feedback. We’ve heard reasons why. We’ve heard we don’t do it enough. We’ve learned all of the basics about giving positive feedback successfully: make it timely, make it specific, and when giving positive feedback consider sharing it publicly. [.]. Building Relationships Developing Others Leadership coaching encouragement feedback positive feedback written feedback

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7 Ways to Motivate a Leader

Ron Edmondson

Have you ever wondered how to motivate a leader? It’s not difficult. Most leader-types share some common traits. They may lead entirely different…they may have different causes and interests…but most leaders are motivated by similar influences.

The Higher Purpose of Leadership (Now, More Than Ever)

Terry Starbucker

I visited the US Post Office today to put a few things in the mail, and as I left, I scanned the large bank of national and local newspaper boxes near the front door. Nearly all of the headlines were economic “downers&#.

The Celebration You Really Need to be Having

C-Level Strategies

The last few days has brought us the beauty and fruitfulness that we receive every year at the time of the Harvest Moon.

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Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders

Leading Blog

Rajeev Peshawaria says ironically, even though leadership hasn’t changed, we have Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders. The difference between mere bosses and leaders is that “leaders find the energy to stay on and fight, and energize others around them, while nonleaders give up.” Superior leadership requires incredible amounts of emotional energy —the power to stay the course despite the most formidable of obstacles.” This energy comes from discovering your purpose and values.

Building The Confidence To Lead With Bricks Instead of Sticks

Terry Starbucker

Getting, keeping, and leveraging your confidence as a leader is one of those tricky things that can make us great, or banish us to mediocrity. It’s tricky because there are two ways to build it – with bricks, or with sticks.

12 Ways to be a Leader of Value

Ron Edmondson

Do you want to be a leader valued by the ones who follow? There are plenty of leaders…or people who have leadership roles. Not all are valued as leaders. I hear from people every week who don’t feel they follow a valuable leader.

Crisis Management: The Ultimate Test of a Leader | In the CEO.

In the CEO Afterlife

The sudden, unexpected and potentially catastrophic event that threatens a business is a CEO's greatest challenge. Ever since the Tylenol tampering recall of 30 years ago, the performances of companies in crisis have come

How Do People Perceive You?

Coaching Tip

Because all of the decisions we make are emotional (while we rationalize and justify those decisions analytically), our perceptions of others are based on intangibles that we use to make meaning in our world. These intangibles include our assumptions and beliefs, values, vision of the future and guiding principles.

How to Be In Control

Kevin Eikenberry

Author Arbie M. Dale is quoted with a profoundly powerful quotation. powerful enough that I will get right to it. “To decide to be at the level of choice is to take responsibility for your life and to be in control of your life.&# - Arbie M. Dale Questions to Ponder What does [.]. Change Decision Making Leadership Learning Quotations choice Success

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7 Ways to Tell it May Be a God Thing

Ron Edmondson

And without faith it is impossible to please God… Hebrews 11:6. We live by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7. For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you. 2 Chronicles 20:12. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 1 Corinthians 1:27. God calls people to seemingly impossible tasks.

The Road to Success

Women on Business

For entrepreneurs the road to success can be very bumpy and full of twists and turns (I know, very cliché, but true). Everyone needs to ask for directions once in a while or pull out the road map to double check the directions.

What is EntreLeadership

Coaching Tip

EntreLeaders understand that ultimately the only power they can use to grow a quality team is the power of persuasion. Persuasion is pulling the rope and positional leadership is pushing the rope. And we all know you can't push a rope. You cannot lead without passion.

15 Common Characteristics of Effective Leaders

Management is a Journey

Leaders are diverse! They come in different nationalities, gender, generations, personality profiles, etc. They come from different life experiences. For example, although they were both war time presidents, President Roosevelt led and communicated different from President Harry Truman. Though Harriet Tubman and Dr. King were both civil rights leaders, their leadership styles were very different. And, [.]. Leadership communication leadership

Leadership Tip: Collaboration Leads to Cooperation

Ron Edmondson

Leadership Tip: Collaboration leads to Cooperation. When you are leading a team, the more you collaborate with your team during the planning process and before the final decisions are made, the more cooperation you’ll receive from your team during the implementation process.

Corralling Competition for Greatest Benefit

Kevin Eikenberry

When you watch any sporting event you see competition in action. Seldom will any type of broadcasted sporting event be completed without the commentators talking about competition and the competitive nature of the players. While the traits and attitudes of competitiveness are lauded on sports fields and in arenas, many people don’t like sports-to-business analogies, [.]. Leadership Learning Setting Goals Success competition productivity

Seven Ways Leaders Move First for Best Results

Leadership Freak

Image source Moving first is the difference between leading and following. Seven ways leaders move first. Leaders: Move toward people first. When you wonder if you should greet someone, you should. Extend your hand first and say, “Good morning,” first. Don’t hold your head down while walking the hall. If you don’t move first, you may [.]. Decisions Leading Marks of leaders Personal Growth Strengths Taking others higher Leadership Leadership Development

On Leadership, Reality and Embracing Failure

Linked 2 Leadership

“Failure is not an option.&# How many times have you heard this in your life? Perhaps it was from your high school football coach, your college advisor discussing potential PhD programs, or the lead actor of a Hollywood action flick getting ready to disarm the nuclear weapon and save the world? This phrase is intended [.]. Coaching Corner Leadership Lessons Learned Leadership vs. Management Leading & Developing Other Leaders

5 Reminders for Ridding Your Life of Fear

Ron Edmondson

Most of us live our lives with some kind of fear. That’s probably uncontrollable to a great extent. We live in a very fearful world. The title of this post may be a bit misleading; fear may always be with us, but I think it should be a challenge to have less fear of this world in our life.

The Great Workplace: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Great Workplace: How to Build It, How to Keep It, and Why It Matters Michael Burchell and Jennifer Robin Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint (2011) This is a book I have eagerly awaited. Year after year, Fortune posts its annual list of the “1oo Best Companies to Work For.” I have never questioned the selections nor [.].

Team Success – Insights from Conversations


I have been a close observer of team dynamics in a project environment. In last 13 years, I have seen a number of teams that were highly successful, teams that failed initially and then succeeded, teams that succeeded only when there was a fire in the project and teams where success was constant and incremental.

End Malaria!

Kevin Eikenberry

Today’s Resource Recommendation is End Malaria! by Michael Bungay Stanier. I’ve known the author of this book for several years, and reviewed and recommended his work for nearly as long. In fact his bestselling book from last year, Do More Great Work (here is my recommendation for it) is the precursor to this book in [.]. Books Leadership Learning coaching great work philanthropy

Rite of Passage, by Jim McBride Book Review and Giveaway

Ron Edmondson

I’m participating today in the Rite of Passage Blog Tour. Follow the rest of this tour HERE. Rite of Passage is a new book by Jim McBride.

Three Things Resilient Leaders Do

Next Level Blog

Watching the ceremonies on TV yesterday, I was struck by the beauty of the 9/11 memorial in New York. It’s a park built around the footprints of the World Trade Center towers and waterfalls flow into. Please click the headline to read the whole story. Current Affairs Leadership

Turn Your Stopper Into a Stopportunity

Modern Servant Leader


Interview with Brendan Barber, general secretary of the TUC

Chartered Management Institute

Brendan Barber, general secretary of the TUC, says that mismanagement of pay structures is to blame for the misfiring recovery. ITN special correspondent Daisy McAndrew investigates. You are not watching this post, click to start watching


The Believer’s Response to Grief

Ron Edmondson

Today was a special day of remembrance. You may want to read THIS POST and watch the 5 minute video associated with before viewing this message. We are in a series called FREE.

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Seven Reasons Why Most Coaching Programs May Not Work For You.

Rajesh Setty

Coaching programs come in various flavors, forms and shapes. More importantly, they come with variety of price tags. I have been fortunate to have had (and continue to have) many coaches over two decades. They have been a large part of helping me reach where I have reached today.

A Lesson Learned from September 11


It is appropriate that Colonel Mark Valentine is our guest author today. As you read, consider the courage that he and others have exhibited to protect our country immediately following the horrific events of 9-11. You can read more Col. Valentine’s wisdom in a posting here. 8 Sep 2011 Exactly 10-years ago today, my


3 Rules for Networking at Work

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. We often think of networking as connecting with people outside our organizations. But networking with internal colleagues is just as crucial. Here are three rules of thumb for [.]. Bob's blog entries "Six Rules For Networking at Work" by Morten Hansen 3 Rules for Networking at Work Harvard Business Review.

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Remembering Those Who Serve

Ron Edmondson

Most of my readers know by now that I live in a military town. Our church is full of modern-day heros who have sacrificed to keep us free as a nation. I’ve written 10 Reasons I Love Our Military Families previously.


LIFE Leadership TEAM

Orrin Woodward

Blogharbor is closing it's doors and I have moved my blog over to Orrin Woodward WordPress. Here is a portion of an article I posted on my new blog. The LIFE business is rolling helping people improve in the 8F's - Faith, Family, Fitness, Finances, Freedom, Friends, Fun, and Following. With MonaVie providing their world-class products in the Fitness category and TEAM's top leadership trainers providing content for the other F's, LIFE is setting growth records!

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Reminder for Leaders


Plans and noble intentions are nice, but they are no substitute for results. The same goes for eloquence, networks, hard work, corner offices, brilliant ideas, sensitivity, creativity, talent, recognition, really neat logos, and being highly regarded in your industry