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7 Things Healthy Teams Check at the Door

Ron Edmondson

After a recent staff meeting, I was thinking about what makes our team at Grace Community Church healthy. 7 Traits of a Great Team Member. Domination.

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Leadership & Mental Models

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. When was the last time you conducted an honest evaluation of your thought life?

The Wisdom of Booker T. Washington

Leading Blog

B ooker T. Washington was born into slavery to a slave mother and a white plantation owner in Franklin County, Virginia. On Leadership. On Respect.

A Successful CEO’s Leadership Development Blueprint

C-Level Strategies

By Lisa Petrilli. He asked to remain anonymous but was more than happy to allow me to share 6 keys to the program’s success: 1.

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5 Thoughts on Leadership from the Life of David

Ron Edmondson

I read an interesting story from the life of the Biblical character of David again recently. The story says a great deal about leadership and what is required to successfully lead. The LORD answered him, “Go, attack the Philistines and save Keilah. But David’s men said to him, “Here in Judah we are afraid. 1 Samuel 23:1-3. He was hiding from Saul.

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An Army Colonel’s Three Simple Rules of Leadership

Next Level Blog

Last week, I had the opportunity to join a small group of leadership coaches for dinner with retired US Army Colonel Steve Dwyer. Colonel Dwyer is enjoying a second career in the private sector after. Please click the headline to read the whole story. Current Affairs Leadership Personal Presence

Building Rapport


Rapport building isn’t just something you do when you first meet someone or as a part of a sales call or a negotiation. As leaders (and human beings) one of our goals must be to build better and deeper relationships, and one of the tangible ways we can do that is through an ongoing

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A Theory: Speed of Growth Determines Speed of Decline

Ron Edmondson

Theory: The rate of increase, often determines the rate of decline. I called it my “fad theory”. We couldn’t get the jacket fast enough.

Leadership is Love

Lead Change Blog

The other day, an esteemed colleague and I were having a discussion about why it seemed so difficult for some leaders, or others in authority at work, to see employees as humans and treat them accordingly. It compelled me to … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders.

The Rainmaker Fab Five Blog Picks of the Week

Maximizing Possibility

Happy Valentine's Day! I like to start out each week by highlighting five blog posts from the human resources, talent management, and leadership development blogosphere that I found to be especially good reading over the past week. Below are my picks for the week of February 7th - 13th, 2011. Enjoy! Check out the memo at Engadget for a

We all make mistakes. Question is, what do YOU do as a result

ReThink HR

I think by now everyone saw or heard about the Christina Aguilera mistake at Superbowl 45. If you didn’t then I have included it below. An Ebook!

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Book Giveaway: What’s It Like to Be Married to Me?

Ron Edmondson

I’m consistently looking for resources to help marriages. Recently I was introduced to the book: What’s It Like to Be Married to Me?:

The Keys to Managing People Better?

Lead Change Blog

Theory: all good managers have ready access to two fundamental skill sets—the ability to Relate and the ability to Require. Relating" encompasses relationship-building behaviors: asking, listening, including, coaching and encouraging. Over- or under-utilizing these skills can damage business results and/or relationships.

If The Entrepreneurial Shoe Fits, That Doesn’t Mean You Should Wear It

Terry Starbucker

Carol Roth, author of "The Entrepreneur Equation" Carol Roth is a truth teller. I figured that out the first time I met her in Chicago, before a recent SOBCon. She has never shied away from hard facts and uncomfortable realities, especially when it comes to the business world. How are you with your personal finances? Well done Carol!

Are You Bad For Business?

The Leadership Advisor

As leaders we spend a considerable amount of time doing various things. We make sure that people are held accountable for their responsibilities.

Cloud Computing Trends

CEO Blog

I thought the following press release was of interest. I invested in Hatsize and sit on the board. Hatsize releases first annual Cloud Automation Trends Survey results. Landmark survey identifies 2011 cloud automation trends and indicates cloud automation will spur sales growth. There were 181 respondents from businesses of all sizes and types.

David Brooks (and Tyler Cowen) add more to the Discussion — Where Will the Jobs Be?

First Friday Book Synopsis

I have posted often on a couple of themes: where will the jobs be?, and what kind of economy will we have – a real economy, or a fantasy economy? Traders vs. Builders, to use Richard Florida’s terminology. Read especially this earlier post: &# Traders&# vs. “Builders – the “Fantasy Economy&# vs. the “Real Economy&# ).


Would You Want to Work for You?

Next Level Blog

One of the regular features in the Financial Times is an interview with a business leader called Twenty Questions. The hook is that most of the twenty questions are asked in every interview so if. Please click the headline to read the whole story. executive presence Leadership Personal Presence

Employee Engagement: Lessons From Our Book Launch

The Recovering Engineer

What creates engagement? How do you build it, spread it , and maintain it? I don’t propose that I know the definitive answer to these questions.

Interview Questions

CEO Blog

I was in Boston yesterday and was asked for the best questions to ask in an interview. The following list largely comes from Double Double - the book I recently reviewed. Clearly the questions used varies from interview to interview and is based on the person and position. If not, why? - Who was the most difficult person you've dealt with?

The Value of Keeping a Leadership Journal

Management 4-1-1

I’ve always pictured some of the greatest leaders (and managers) as people of action and thought. It’s in the thoughts of leaders, that visions, plans and innovation are fostered. The thinking manager can take many forms (e.g., strategic, innovative, big-picture, focused, reflective thinking, etc.).

Goldilocks, The Three Bears, And Effective Goal Setting

Terry Starbucker

Once upon a time, there was a little girl called Goldilocks…… I’ve done a lot of budgeting, planning, and goal setting over the course of my career. I started as a CPA back in 1982, and was always pretty handy around a spreadsheet (even when they were just 12-column green pads). And that brings us back to Goldilocks.

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Give Feedback the Right Way

Your Voice of Encouragement

Giving feedback to someone who has created a problem for you is an important life skill. When you learn the 4 steps for giving

Modern Man Decathlon

Chris Brady

Kicking-butt The garden of prosperity is a curious place in which many strange activities occur.

Social Media Marketing and the Strategic Shift from Destination to Audience

Strategy Driven

Social media marketing has transitioned from being an ancillary marketing strategy to become a strategic business imperative. Audio and video.

Why Do Teens Act That Way? - Three Good Video Clips

Building Personal Strength

I'm putting in a lot of time right now checking facts about what's going on in the teen brain.

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“Together You Stand, Divided You Fall

Lead Change Blog

“Together you stand, Divided you fall.”In In battle soldiers have been prepared to think about strategies that can divide and defeat them.If they don’t stand together, their very lives are at stake.This is a foundational truth impacts our daily lives. Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders

Frances Hesselbein: To Serve is To Live

Leading Blog

Frances Hesselbein is a remarkable leader because she doesn’t try to get others to think of her as a leader, she tries to get others to think of themselves as leaders. Reading her autobiography, My Life in Leadership , I was struck by the importance she places on inclusion, respect, civility, decency, honor, honesty and faithfulness.

StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 56 – An Interview with Andy Kanefield, co-author of Uncommon Sense

Strategy Driven

These podcasts elaborate on the best practice and warning flag articles on the StrategyDriven website. Additional Information. About the Authors.

The Greatest Risk to Your Business

Coaching Tip

By Vanessa Hall, author of The Truth About Trust in Business. And guess what? We got over 600 different responses! what did they say? “It’s

Money vs. Meaning

Marshall Goldsmith

How can you create a great rest of your life? Obviously you start with today. That's why I only engage in 'feed forward' (not feedback). There is nothing you or I can do about the past, except to apologize for our mistakes, ask forgiveness, and invite suggestions on ways we might improve in one or two development areas. Wealth. Health. Contribution.

How to Help Others Think for Themselves

Your Voice of Encouragement

A critical life skill is learning how to think through ideas and problems. Providing advice and solutions is not the best approach, so what does work?

They Can’t Be Crazy! Plus 4 other necessary qualities of managerial leaders.

Create Learning

Elliott Jaques in Executive Leadership points to 5 requisite qualities of Managerial Leaders. The necessary wisdom about people and things.

Hardwoods of Michigan Joins The Six Disciplines Client Community

Six Disciplines

Hardwoods of Michigan is a forty year-old company that acquires virgin timber, processes the logs, and then cuts the lumber to meet specific customer requirements. The company's annual sales volume is approximately $40 million and employ over 150 people. Their domestic and international customer base exceeds 400.