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6 Habits of High-Performance Leaders

Lead Change Blog

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. – Jim Rohn. For many years, I have been a big advocate of focusing on your strengths as, when leaders excel at what they love, they get into a state called flow. When this happens, it often feels like time flies by and we get extraordinary amounts of work complete. Typically, we feel energized and alive because we are doing what we love. However, I have recently changed my thoughts on this.

What Kills Great Leadership?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Bill Treasurer : Leadership is a powerful thing, one that comes with a unique set of stresses, challenges, privileges, and responsibilities. Our leadership journeys begin starry-eyed and well-intentioned, but the path to leadership power is one that can lead even the best of us astray if we aren’t careful. What kind of leader will I be?”

Impatiently Patient


My throat was very sore and the upcoming week was taxing at work where I need to speak a lot with a lot of people around. I had a sleepless night because of the discomfort. So, I visited the doctor who checked me quickly and prescribed some medicines to treat the viral throat infection.

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The Fearless Organization

Leading Blog

Y OU’VE CAREFULLY put your team of people together, spent a lot of time getting the right people on the bus, your best and brightest, and yet you’re underperforming? Your team isn’t giving you everything they’ve got.

How Clear Is Your Vision for 2019?

Lead Change Blog

At this time of year, we often find ourselves preparing for change – personal and business – based on our vision for the year ahead. Vision, Not New Year’s Resolutions! So, when speaking about vision, I am not talking here about having stuff in your head! That lies in the territory of New Year’s resolutions! However, many know that New Year’s resolutions don’t work. Michael Hyatt has some excellent research commentary on New Year’s Resolutions that backs up that view.

Why Your Mindset Will Be Your Biggest Struggle

Joseph Lalonde

Do you know what the biggest hurdle to changing your life in 2019 will be? Your biggest hurdle will not be family or friends. Your hurdle won’t be your job or your title. The biggest hurdle you’re going to face is your mindset. The Hurdle Your mindset will cause you to stumble and fall.

Network after Work

Career Advancement

“Networking is an essential part of building wealth.”. Armstrong Williams~. Liam didn’t drink, so when his coworkers went to the bar after work, he’d say goodbye and head home. Sure, he was missing out on the chance to socialize, but it wasn’t really his scene.

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Why Being a Remarkable Leader Matters

Kevin Eikenberry

Being a leader is complex and difficult. It is understandable that we can get frustrated with things we are trying to improve that are complex and difficult. Being a leader is also important. Remaining aware and ready to improve can be a challenge, unless you know why leading is important to you.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Glass

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Eighteen years after the release of one of my favorite movies, M. Night Shyamalan returns to write and direct the last movie in the Unbreakable trilogy. Glass concludes the three movie story arch with a bang.

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Authentic Leadership: Ornamental Hermits and Why We Should Avoid Them

RapidStart Leadership

In the middle of the 18th century in Europe, it was fashionable to have your own personal hermit. Sounds crazy, I know, but there it is. How did this come about, and more importantly, what can it tell us about authentic leadership?

Newswire: Creative Artists Agency Managing Partner Rob Light

Leading Blog

Billboard Magazine interviewed Creative Artists Agency Managing Partner Rob Light on the occasion of their 35th Anniversary. I’ll share a couple of his responses: You began working at CAA when you were in your mid-20s. What did you learn from CAA founder Mike Ovitz? Mike was so prepared, so smart, so strategic. Nothing was haphazard. You never went into a meeting that you weren’t prepared for. I was just so impressed with what went into that because rock’n’roll is sort of off the cuff.

Collecting Lessons – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Last week I shared my observations on the idea of collecting something. If you missed it, you can watch it here.

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Discovering The Power Of Reinventing Yourself In A New Year

Joseph Lalonde

The start of a new year offers you the illusion of something special. A new start. A fresh start. While there’s nothing different on January 1st than on July 7th (other than it’s Pam’s birthday), we tend to take special actions at the beginning of a new year.

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The Secret to Success: It’s Not a Secret

Strategy Driven

Visualize your goals and then craft a plan for achieving them. Many people wonder about the secret to success. Successful people are viewed as special, possessing unique talents, vision, and unflagging commitment. The reality is there is no secret.

Preview Thursday: The 9 Dimensions of Conscious Success

Lead Change Blog

We are pleased to present this excerpt from The 9 Dimensions of Conscious Success by David Nielson. Impact Must Equal Intent. Nothing of me is original. I am the combined effort of everyone I’ve ever known. Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters. My time growing up was fairly typical. My father worked for United Airlines in a variety of executive positions, rising up to becoming the assistant to the president. My mother was a homemaker and took care of three kids, two dogs, and one parakeet.

The Questions Most Leaders Have Never Asked

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Marcia Daszko : It’s essential for courageous leaders to ask the bold, imperative questions about performance appraisals! What’s our purpose and aim in using appraisals? What are our strategies? Are they effective? What are the outcomes? Do they help us get closer to our vision or further away? Do they help create collaboration and teamwork or internal competition? How long does it take for our managers and staff to implement this process? What are the results and outcomes?

My Top 10 Leadership Insights For 2018

Tanveer Naseer

The beginning of a new year is often equated with new beginnings or with a fresh start. It’s in that vein that I’m sure you’ve noticed a very big change here on website. It’s been over 10 years since I started this site and it just felt like it was. Click to continue reading.

Five Networking Tips for Entrepreneurs

Strategy Driven

Networking is one of the lesser appreciated talents that the world’s most successful entrepreneurs have mastered. It is not an easy skill, either. Knowing how to network is a fine line between making friends and actively seeking out business partnerships.

5 Poor Leadership Practices You Need to Stop

Let's Grow Leaders

These poor leadership practices are common but limit your influence. You’re working hard to be a great leader. You focus on results and relationships. You try to show up with confidence and humility. But despite your effort, you’re still struggling. Could one […].

3 Email Engagement Strategies that Captivates Users and Bring Results

Women on Business

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Lead Like Louie: Are You Giving Mixed Signals?

Lead Change Blog

I adopted my dog, Louie, five years ago and embarked on a journey that I was unprepared for. Admittedly, our journey was not an easy one. I wish I could say it began with warm fuzzy feelings and puppy kisses, but that isn’t true. The truth is that when I first adopted Louie, he displayed many challenging behaviors that made me question my decision to adopt him, yet something incredible happened once we engaged a dog trainer.

How to Retain your Star Employees

Great Leadership By Dan

In today’s low unemployment, employee-driven job market, employee retention is more important than ever! It’s hard to find great employees – heck, it’s hard to find warm bodies - so is makes sense to do everything you can to hang on to the ones you have. The cost of turnover is often way underestimated. The obvious costs are hiring and training costs, but there is also lost opportunity, morale, reputation, customer relationships, and other intangibles that are harder to measure.

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4 Proven Strategies to Boost Income from Amazon FBA

Strategy Driven

Amazon FBA is an easy option for entrepreneurs who want to try their hand at e-commerce. You get to enjoy the benefits of running your own business while taking advantage of the conglomerate’s massive network and diverse customer base.

How to Hold a Remarkably Effective Team Huddle

Let's Grow Leaders

When Karin was in her sales exec role at Verizon, she would often walk into the back door of a store to find her highest performing team huddled just before the store opened, talking about their plans for the day. When she […].

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3 Steps For Dusting Off Your Leadership in the New Year

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton When we start a New Year, it's is a wonderful time to take stock of our leadership. The intense, conflicted global environment we face is formidable. Sitting still won't keep our leadership up to the task. It's definitely not a good time to let our leadership get dusty from a lack of attention. It's time to take action. Here are three things you can do to dust off your leadership and discover your best capabilities this year: .

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Grateful Leaders are Great Leaders

Leadership Freak

New Book Giveaway!! 20 free copies!! Leave a comment on this guest post by David Nielson to become eligible to win one of twenty complimentary copies of, The 9 Dimensions of Conscious Success. Deadline:… Continue reading → Leading

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Let them choose


Photo credit: 123RF. You’ve hired good, smart people. So why not let them make some of the choices that you’ve been making for them? Those bright employees will relish that freedom while learning and developing. Simultaneously, you’ll keep them interested and engaged.

New Year, New Opportunity

Kevin Eikenberry

The start new year is often a time when people look ahead and create goals and a vision of where they want to be at some point in the future. Soon after the start of new year is often the time when people lose sight of those goals and visions. They become frustrated at the […].

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How To Keep Personal Scandals Out of the Office

Strategy Driven

Your personal life is personal, right? Not exactly. In fact, when it comes to your professional career, your personal life plays a critical role. Whether that role is positive or negative is up to you, and it is up to how well you manage both your personal and professional lives.

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The Ability to Say NO is the Power to do What Matters

Leadership Freak

You can’t say YES to everything and excel at anything. Most people don’t enjoy saying NO to their boss, colleagues, or employees. But a world without ‘NO’ is filled with distraction, chaos, frustration, and burnout. Internal: Pressure to say YES is ultimately about you, even when your boss is a pushy jerk. You’re a people-pleaser. … … Continue reading → Saying No Decisions Leadership Development Priorities

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What to Pack on a Business Trip as a Business Woman

Women on Business

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Are You Working With People or Through People?

Next Level Blog

One of the mentors I feel very fortunate to have had in my life was the late Richard Neustadt , a founding professor of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and author of the classic book Presidential Power. When I was a student at the Kennedy School in the mid-80’s, I had Dr. Neustadt for a couple of classes, got to work with him on some special projects and was part of a group of students he’d occasionally have over to his house to teach us about the subtleties of scotch whiskey.

How To Challenge Your Employees When You Are Away On Business

Strategy Driven

Being a traveling business owner can have its difficulties sometimes. You may feel that your team just aren’t as productive as they might be when you’re not there to ensure that they are working hard, for example. If that is the case, what can you do?

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3 Shifts that Bring Stability to Chaos

Leadership Freak

Environments created by out-of-touch leaders are filled with frustration, distrust, and defeat. Disconnected decision-makers create distress. Deeper concerns: New systems and processes help, but the deeper concern of organizational distress is leadership. What… Continue reading → Change Marks of leaders Personal Growth Taking others higher Time management Leadership Leadership Development organizational success

Trending Employee Benefits Your Startup Should Be Offering in 2019

Women on Business

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Encountering Resistance to Change? Here’s Why That’s a Good Thing

Change Starts Here

The dictionary definition of Resistance is: Any force that slows down or prevents motion. Resistance is a scientific term that stems from Newton’s laws of motion. An object in motion stays in motion until subjected to an outside force. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Modifying Marketing in a Transforming World

Strategy Driven

In the last 15 years we have seen the world change to become heavily reliant on digital means of communication and change. This has reshaped all aspects of life for every business. In general, it has made conducting business easier, cheaper and more efficient.