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8 Killers of Motivation and Momentum

Ron Edmondson

Recently I wrote 7 Ways to Motivate a Leader. When a team loses motivation, momentum is certain to suffer loss. They stop taking risks.

Four Keys to Managing Social Media Use at Work

Kevin Eikenberry

George tries not to let it bother him, but when he walks by Sarah’s desk, and sees her Facebook account open he wonders, “Why isn’t she doing her job?” Susan sees half of her team seemingly always on their cell phone —not talking on the phone, but sending text messages, and she wonders if all [.]. Leadership Learning productivity social media

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Why Homogeneous Training Is Killing Your Leadership Development

The Leadership Advisor

So many companies and organizations have seen the value of training and development. Retention levels haven’t improved that much. So what gives?

Top 10 Ways to Be a Bad Leader

Linked 2 Leadership

My articles usually focus on how to be a good leader, or perhaps a better leader. In fact, most leadership articles available on the internet or elsewhere focus on the positive elements of leading. Many leadership writers prefer to write about completely positive things and focus on what leaders should do to be recognized as [.]. Servant Leadershi

10 Suggestions for Raising Godly Children

Ron Edmondson

Most of the believers I know have a strong desire to raise their children to be godly; to be passionate followers of Christ. You can read that HERE.).

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7 Tips for Handling Stress

Ron Edmondson

Stress is all around us. Every day I encountered burned out and stressed out pastors. Would you agree? People often ask how I handle stress.

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Anatomy of an Apology

Kevin Eikenberry

You may have heard or read about it, or if you are a Netflix customer, you may have received it in email. If you didn’t, Reed Hastings, Co-founder and CEO of Netflix wrote an apology and explanation for a significant pricing change that took place in late July. If you haven’t seen it, reading it [.].

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Inspiration for Letting Go of What Holds You Back

C-Level Strategies

If you’re like me (human), you’ve probably allowed something to hold you back at various points in your life. We hear about it every day.

The Four Hallmarks of Bad Strategy

Leading Blog

Strategy expert and author of Good Strategy, Bad Strategy , Richard Rumelt says that bad strategy “grows out of specific misconceptions and leadership dysfunctions.” In short it is goals and not action. “It It assumes that goals are all you need. It puts forward strategic objectives that are incoherent and, sometimes, totally impracticable.

7 Personal Disciplines: A 90 Day Challenge

Ron Edmondson

I’ve always been considered a fairly disciplined person. There are certain disciplines that have made me who I am today. Read about it HERE.).

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Importance of Leadership Development in “The Individual Age”

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Events Leadership Development Workplace Issues As the twentieth century came to a close, the industrial age ended as well. Importance of Leadership Development in “The Individual Age” Events Leadership Development Workplace Issues From Bud To Boss Growth leader Leadership management middle management Resources synergy Tulsa

Leadership Secrets to Winning the Customer Every Time

C-Level Strategies

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of former New England Patriots CMO and CEO of TrinityOne, Lou Imbriano. Winning the Customer.

Learning from Great Leaders

Aspire-CS

They’re everywhere, yet we often don’t notice the great leaders because we’re hard wired to be critical. Where are the leadership role models? If you look with fresh eyes, you’ll observe that many leaders are there for you to model.

I lived in a world before…

Ron Edmondson

I was thinking the other day about how many things have come along since I’ve been in the world. Cell phones. Color television. 10 movies.

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5 Strategies To Free Your Team From Organizational Silos

Tanveer Naseer

A few weeks ago, one of my readers left a comment on my blog asking why are there so many silos present in today’s organizations. Now before I discuss how leaders can break down various internal silos that might be present in their organizations, let’s first look at why these silos are created in the first place.

Reprint & Additions: My 13 Tips to making a good presentation

ReThink HR

Reprint from 2010 – with a few additions for 2011 #OHSHRM conference! The learning aspect is just what I really love. It never fails.

Is Social Media an Excuse for Brand Positioning Laziness? | In the.

In the CEO Afterlife

I retired from the CEO's office in 1994 and from strategy and marketing consulting in 2008.

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Solving a Problem: A Matter of Perspective

Ron Edmondson

Solving a problem is often a matter of perspective… Some days leaders feel as though all we do is address problems other people have.

Why Leadership Checklists Matter

Coaching Tip

by Guest Author Betty Shotton, author of " LiftOff Leadership ". Before every flight, professional pilots pull out a pre-flight checklist and go through it from top to bottom. Even if they have flown the same plane and gone over the same checklist thousands of times, they never assume that they know it all and skip that critical practice.

Stress Accelerates Aging. Exercise & Meditation Help.

Tony Mayo

Professor Elizabeth Blackburn is the discoverer of telomeres, tiny units of DNA at the ends of chromosomes that protect and stabilize our genetic blueprints. Telomeres seem to act as a biological clock that limits the live span of cells–and of ourselves. psychological stress actually ages cells, which can be seen when you [.].

United We Stand: The Best Path to Extraordinary

Terry Starbucker

I know you hear this all the time. In fact, its become one of the most overused cliches in the business world. To get to extraordinary. Values.

Life Cycles of an Organization: Starting, Maintaining, Finishing

Ron Edmondson

Every organization has a life cycle. In fact, over the life of an organization, there will be many separate life cycles. We need these people. ).

Why MANY smart people make bad decisions?

Rajesh Setty

Really, nobody wants to make a bad decision. Yet, everyone gets their fair share of bad decisions in their life. Here are some of them: 1.

Planning the Sales Call Checklist

Coaching Tip

As leaders we must develop our salesmanship and leadership ability to achieve the success we seek. My career focus has been to coach people to greater self-awareness , purpose , personal strengths and a sense of well-being that often translates into greater compensation, job satisfaction and practical use of skills and abilities. What order?

The Invisible Act That Makes You A Better Leader

Tim Milburn

Had a conversation with a student leader this last week. With everything humming along nicely, he wondered what else he should be doing. They think.

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Are you waiting for God?

Ron Edmondson

Wait for the Lord. Be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord! Psalm 27:14 NIV. I know what some of you are thinking, and quite frankly, I understand… Sometimes I get tired of waiting as well… You’ve been waiting so long already… When is your turn? I can identify with the writer. I want God to act on my timing. He is God.

Organizational Culture And Genetic Narcissism

The Leadership Advisor

If you’ve read 10 different posts on my blog, chances are you have read one on the subject of organizational culture. Let that happen.

How does your personality affect your decision-making?

Coaching Tip

Guest author Jeffrey Kennedy shows you how your psychological strengths and weaknesses determine your ability to "live long and prosper" in fast-moving markets. Do your decisions rely on data, or do you go with your gut? Think about your most recent auto purchase. How about the last time you had to assemble something?

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5 Reasons Curious Leadership Will Strengthen Your Organization

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Workplace Issues 5 Reasons Curious Leadership Will Strengthen Your Organization: Exploring fills you with a sense of adventure, learning how things work and why they work that way makes your every cell in your body dance! In your explorations, you turn things over and look underneath them. Squiggly things [.]

5 Leadership Lessons: Good Strategy, Bad Strategy

Leading Blog

Richard Rumelt has written an insightful book on developing the ability to identify and develop good strategy. Good Strategy, Bad Strategy is obviously the result of decades of practice developing strategy and the many case studies and classroom interactions made it personal and very readable. We’ve all been there. Strategy must contain action.

Three Words to Guarantee Conflict Escalation

The Recovering Engineer

I tend to notice how people respond to certain words. I guess that’s something of an “occupational hazard” for me. Always.

Employee engagement is a walk in the park away

Chartered Management Institute

I wrote earlier in the month about the productivity gains you can achieve by stretching your legs each day. My personal preference is to get out in the fresh air to do this rather than toiling away on a treadmill in the gym. New research has reported that doing just that has various positive implications for our performance at work.

Leading Horses To Water - Part II - Drink The Water

Six Disciplines

Eric Kurjan , president of Six Disciplines NWO , has authored a new article " Leading Horses To Water - Part II - Drink The Water " which has been published by COSE Mindspring (the source for small business insight in Northeast Ohio). What steps can you take to actually implement change? In other words, how do you get the horse to drink the water?

Caption Contest 2011.9 (Scam Orrin Woodward out of a book!)

Chris Brady

It's been a long time since we've hosted a new caption contest, so I hope you've got your humor muscles flexed. And here's a twist: it's a video instead of a photo! The winner will Scam Orrin. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. Collaboration Humor