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The Key to Effective Leadership: Mindsets

Leading Blog

W HAT SEPARATES a poor or a good leader from a great leader? Let me make the argument that a primary distinguishing factor is in how leaders see, interpret, and think about the situations that they encounter. To do so, consider four situations leaders can find themselves in: Challenge and failure.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Nightmare Before Christmas

Joseph Lalonde

Tim Burton movies are easy to pick out from the rest of the movies you may have seen. They are quirky and dark. They tell stories in a way you will remember them. His first big screen movie was Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.

How Successful Leaders Make it to The Top

Lead from Within

Not all leaders aspire to the executive level, but lots of them do. And some aim even higher.

25 Leadership Nuggets

Ron Edmondson

Here are 25 nuggets of leadership I’ve learned over the years – many of them the hard way: Very few things have to be done today. When we rush too fast we make needless mistakes. The more a leader says “I”, the less the team will feel “we”.

How Committed are You?

Kevin Eikenberry

I know I’m asking you an important question. I may be asking a hard question. I’m also asking a question you might want me to clarify, like what type of commitment am I referring to?

Ignite Your Leadership Expertise

Joseph Lalonde

An Interview With Nathan Magnuson. I was recently able to interview Nathan Magnuson, a friend and fellow blogger. Nathan recently released his first book on Amazon, Ignite Your Leadership Expertise. His insights into leadership and what you can do without a title are inspiring.

3 not-so-obvious reasons to use employee scheduling software in your small business

Strategy Driven

Makes a bigger dent than you might think. Turnover rates in the restaurant industry are among the highest in any industry. In 2017 the employee turnover rate in the US restaurant industry edged over 70%.

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The Power of Small Steps – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Last week was our 250th episode of Remarkable TV and while I was filming that episode, I got to thinking about the power of small steps. In today’s episode, I am going to share my observations in what I’ve learned about this very powerful idea.

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Give Gifts That Matter

Joseph Lalonde

Can you remember the last time a business gave you a really cool gift? A gift that mattered? One that made you tell your friends, family, and coworkers? You probably can’t. Businesses have taken the approach of cheap and quick to the art of gift giving.


December 2018 Leadership Development Carnival: A Year in Review

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the December Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share our leadership experts’ favorite posts from 2018 on the topics of communication, creativity/inspiration, development, engagement, productivity, and more. Communication. Randy Conley of Leading with Trust provided How to Tell Someone You Don’t Trust Them Without Destroying the Relationship. “ Addressing low trust in a relationship is a challenging issue.

6 Reassuring Truths About Public Speaking

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Allison Shapira: Even if you’re not afraid of public speaking, I’m betting you still get butterflies in your stomach before you speak. As a public speaking coach for over 15 years, I’ve seen it up-close: most people get nervous before a speech, presentation, or important meeting. Yet the fact remains: whether you have a formal leadership role such as CEO or you are a young professional looking to move into leadership, public speaking skills are critical.

The Big Picture of Business – Each Role Matters. The Value of Support Staff

Strategy Driven

Every person in the company matters to its success. Every job is important, as is filling them with the best people for each job. The art and skill of being great support staff is a cornerstone of business success.

Why Skepticism is Often Healthy


After having studied history and organizations for decades, I have concluded that it is very dangerous to assume that the leadership team truly knows what it is doing. Photo by Daniil Selantev in Unsplash

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9 Tips to Effectively Manage your Online Reputation

Career Advancement

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”. Warren Buffett~. Blake was about to submit his resume for several open positions.

First Look: Leadership Books for December 2018

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in December 2018. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases. Chief Joy Officer : How Great Leaders Elevate Human Energy and Eliminate Fear by Richard Sheridan. Master Your Mind : Counterintuitive Strategies to Refocus and Re-Energize Your Runaway Brain by Roger Seip and Robb Zbierski. Great Mondays : How to Design a Company Culture Employees Love by Josh Levine.

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How Is Tech Benefiting The Healthcare Industry?

Strategy Driven

The healthcare industry has seen a rise in the tech available to them in the last couple of years. The industry is benefiting greatly from all of the new tech that they can now use to diagnose and keep better patient records.

The George H.W. Bush Quote They’re Getting Wrong

Leadership Freak

I’ve seen a George H.W. Bush quote floating around on the Internet that completely misses the point. Former President George Bush didn’t say, “I think history will point out some of the things… Continue reading → Humility Mistakes Personal Growth Servant-leadership Success Leadership Development organizational success

Minimalism: Doing More, with Less

In the CEO Afterlife

I recently read this editorial by Jacob Carey in The Concordian. As a proponent of ‘do less, better’ the piece struck a chord.

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Iconic: How to Attain the Ultimate Level of Distinction

Leading Blog

S COTT MCKAIN wrote the book on creating distinction in a world of homogenization. In Create Distinction he discusses how we got here and how we can create distinction for ourselves and our organizations. Having passion, product knowledge and commitment is not enough.

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Viral Engagement on a Global Scale

Strategy Driven

Across the globe, 85% of employees are either not engaged or are disengaged at work, according to Gallop’s State of the Global Workplace report, which estimates approximately $7 trillion in lost productivity. Companies around the world are not performing as well as they could.

New Leadership for a Changing Workforce

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Warren Wright: If you’re hiring and leading a team of freshly-minted college graduates, you may be noticing some differences in their behavior and preferences compared to previous graduates. That’s because they’re from a new generation—we are calling them Second-Wave Millennials (Second-Wavers).

You See Things As You Are – Not as They Are

Leadership Freak

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are,” attributed to Anais Nin. You believe you are the answer. You see what you look for and defend what you see. Seeing:… Continue reading → Curiosity Personal Growth Solutions Strengths Growth Leadership Development organizational success

A Timely Lesson On ‘Hypnotic’ Hubris From Two Successful Leaders

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by James Strock. Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have been feted as golden CEOs of early twenty-first-century business. Their respective companies, Tesla and Facebook, are renowned for their imagination and audacity. In recent months, though, what seemed smooth sailing has encountered choppy waters.

How to Get a Job That comes with the Best Benefits

Strategy Driven

If you want a job that comes with all the best benefits, then there are a few ways to ensure that this happens. Take a Closer Look. Job hunters who know the tricks of the trade know how to identify any job benefits that will contribute to their bottom line.

Journey From Within

Lead Change Blog

Two months ago, I created my third personal development program called Journey From Within. The purpose of the program is to help people understand their learning patterns, revisit their journey, and help them find ways to better themselves. When I think of this program, Maya Angelou’s quote comes to mind. You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated.

How Leaders Build Resilience in Good Times & Bad Times

Leadership Freak

New Book giveaway!! 20 complimentary copies available. Leave a comment on this guest post by Dr. Jeanie Cockell and Dr. Joan McArthur-Blairn to become eligible to win one of TWENTY complimentary copies of,… Continue reading → Author Book Notes

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George H.W. Bush 1924-2018

Leading Blog

G EORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH, the 41st president of the United States, died on November 30 at age 94.

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How To Get Your First Clients As A Freelancer

Strategy Driven

If you’re just getting started as a new freelancer, even if you’ve run other freelance businesses, one of the first things you’re probably focusing on is how to get your first paying clients.

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How to Handle a Complainer… and Turn Them Into a Contributor

Great Results Team Building

We’ve all heard them over the years. Heck- some of us have BEEN one of them. The complainer. The person who sees something that needs to be done… who notices a problem and says out loud (or internally) that “somebody should…”.

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A lesson in leadership legacy


Photo credit: 123rf. George H.W. Bush was asked “what do you think your legacy will be?”. In his typical humble way, the former president answered “That’s for others to decide”. Yet, how can he not have thought about what others would remember when he was no longer in their lives?

How to Overcome the Voice of Experience

Leadership Freak

The negative impact of experience is a closed mind. The story of David and Goliath in the Hebrew Bible illustrates the power of embracing new methods when facing unexpected challenges. The voice of… Continue reading → Leading Marks of leaders Personal Growth Success courageous leaders Growth organizational success

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Sales Dwindling? Here’s Why

Strategy Driven

All businesses need to keep their sale numbers up as high as possible to ensure that they are bringing in enough money each month to ensure they can cover all costs and still have enough money left over to make a profit. However, sometimes this isn’t always possible.

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Respond to Crises with Clarity and Confidence

Nathan Magnuson

What happens when you find yourself in the midst of a crisis situation? Do you freeze up? Jump into action? Sit down to create a plan? What if you’re the person in charge? It’s the leader’s job recognize when stakes are high and respond appropriately.

Weekly Communication Tips via Video

Kevin Eikenberry

Like many things in life, it’s not the tool that matters nearly as much as how we choose to use it. YouTube can be a treasure trove of insightful and inspiring information, or a trash-dumping, time suck. As reported last year, over 300 hours of video are uploaded every minute.

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The Last Words of George H. W. Bush

Leadership Freak

Former President George H. Bush passed away Friday, November 30, 2018 at age 94. It’s reported that his last conversation was with his son, former President George W. The New Your… Continue reading → Questions Success Taking others higher Leadership Development

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Why Every Business Should Outsource

Strategy Driven

Owning and running a business is not a 9-5 role; it takes a highly committed, dedicated individual who will strive for success every hour of the day, whether that means working until 9pm on a Friday evening or waking up early to take a business call on a Sunday.

5 Apps to Help You Have A Paperless Office

Lead Change Blog

I’ve spent at least the last five years trying to achieve a completely paperless office, and you know what? I don’t think it’s entirely possible. You see, I’ve come to the realisation that there’s always going to be some form of paper in an office. A note from a colleague, an unexpected letter from a supplier, or the hastily-printed agenda for the next meeting won’t vanish.