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5 Tips to Stop Overcomplicating Leadership

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Guest Post by Hank van der Merwe With all the models and frameworks out there I sometimes wonder if we have taken the simplicity out of leadership. We seem to have a knack of overcomplicating leadership to the point where it seems so complex that it’s out of most peoples reach.

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Are You Curing Only The Symptoms Of What Ails Your Team?

Tanveer Naseer

“What do you do about the meeting after the meeting?” That’s a question I was asked recently in one of my Q&A sessions held after a corporate training event I conducted recently.

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How to Give Guidance Without Giving Answers

Leadership Freak

The great temptation of leadership is giving answers instead of guidance. Experience makes answer-giving easy. But there’s an ego factor as well. It feels great to KNOW when others don’t. At first, giving… Continue reading → Coaching Decisions Humility Marks of leaders Personal Growth Growth Leadership Development

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12 Killers of Good Leadership

Ron Edmondson

In my experience, and some I learned the hard way, there are a few killers of good leadership. I decided to compile a list of some of the most potent killers I’ve observed over the years. Any one of these can squelch good leadership. It’s like a wrecking ball of potential.

Pitch the PowerPoint – and Speak as an Impromptu Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Judith Humphrey: In my career as a corporate “ghost writer,” I produced a ton of speeches and PowerPoint presentations for senior executives. The top spokespersons loved those “ready to go” talks which they delivered from behind the podium – often to large groups. All that has changed.

Showing courage in small acts of kindness


By definition a leader is a person who is a trailblazer, doing things that others don’t do, and often because they are the right thing to do. These don’t have to be heroic acts, and they are most likely small acts of kindness that are done daily.

How Leadership Is A Relationship

Joseph Lalonde

For many, thinking of leadership as a relationship is difficult. Too many people consider leadership a position, a role to play. Yet leadership is much more than the day to day activities you partake in to run your organization.

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Working on Working Together

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Chad Littlefield and Will Wise: Vulnerability is natural. It’s human—so much so that the word “human” is often used to point out or help us come to terms with our vulnerabilities. So when we enter a new situation, we often search for something to protect us.

Running 50 Miles: 6 Lessons in Perseverance

RapidStart Leadership

What’s it like to run an Ultra-Marathon, and how do you motivate yourself to finish any great challenge? Today’s post will be a little different.

Tips On Honing A Culture Of Winning Through Focus by Martin Zwilling

In the CEO Afterlife

Intuitively, many entrepreneurs and businesses believe that the key to faster growth and success is more products, features, and markets.

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7 Questions Leaders Should Use Often

Ron Edmondson

Questions are a powerful tool for every leader. The greatest leaders I know ask lots of questions. Whenever I consult with leaders, one of the first things I do is analyze what questions the leader is asking. You only get answers to questions you ask.

Delegation is the Decision to Replace Yourself

Leadership Freak

You’d delegate if you had the time, but it’s easier to do it yourself. Even though your brain says the previous sentence is self-limiting and ridiculous, managers still say it. Managers know ‘doing… Continue reading → Delegation Leadership Development organizational success

Lessons from MasterChef Junior

Lead Change Blog

My wife is a big fan of TV cooking shows. You name it, she likes to watch it: IronChef, TopChef, Great American Food Truck, and MasterChef, just to name a few.

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Key Practises You Must Get Right To Grow Your Small Business

Strategy Driven

Too many businesses fail within their initial stages, and you don’t want yours to be next. That’s why it’s crucial to optimize your business procedures right from the start.

The (All Too) Often Missing Link To Awesome Team Building

Terry Starbucker

These are the people that are thrown into their jobs head first. They typically know their stuff, but are lacking in certain skill sets that directly relate to their new responsibilities. Worse, they don’t get a lot of guidance from their bosses before AND after they take that dive. Sound familiar?

How Experts Become Idiots and Leaders Become Blockheads

Leadership Freak

The trouble with ignorance is it’s easy to spot in others. I can predict your future with one question, “What are you learning?” If you’re a blockhead, buckle up for more of the… Continue reading → Curiosity Questions Growth Leadership Development

Preview Thursday – The Art of Servant Leadership II

Lead Change Blog

Taken from the Introduction of The Art of Servant Leadership II by Art Barter. In The Art of Servant Leadership II, we offer a case study in transforming a company into a servant-led organization.

3 Tips on Holding an Event to Promote Your Business

Strategy Driven

If you want your business to seriously compete with the other players in the field, you need to promote it in the right way. Remember the different forms that promotion can take. For example, your online marketing will constitute part of your promotion efforts, as will any events that you host.

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7 Ways I Gain Influence with a Team

Ron Edmondson

John Maxwell says leadership is influence. If that’s true, then how does a leader develop influence with the people he or she leads? I have had the opportunity to build my own team. And, that’s easier than to inherit a team I am supposed to lead.

7 Ways to Rise Above Feelings of Intimidation

Leadership Freak

Intimidation is different from being afraid of heights. It’s about the self. Intimidation is an evaluation of the self in comparison to others. Others have more experience, success, power, talent, good looks, or… Continue reading → Courage Fear Personal Growth Power Growth Leadership Development leadership success

Leaders Learn, Forgive, and Move On

Lead Change Blog

At first, I was worried. Might she have been in an accident? Taken ill? Ten minutes after the time our coffee meetup was supposed to start, a horrible thought leapt into my mind. Had I gotten the date or time or place wrong? A frantic scroll through sent emails confirmed I was in the right place, right day, and right time. I called her. She’d forgotten about our get-together. Forgotten. It had been her idea to meet.

Online or On Campus: Pros and Cons

Strategy Driven

There is no doubt that the internet has played a big role in changing the way we learn. Many people are not engaging in courses which are taught solely online. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you should discount traditional learning environments entirely.

5 Roadblocks of Good Leadership

Ron Edmondson

I was in a hurry to get to a meeting across town and traffic was horrible. I decided to take a shortcut. I had been the new way only one other time, but remembered it well enough to believe it would be faster.

Stop Hating the People You Serve

Leadership Freak

Leaders get frustrated with the people they serve. You hear them grumble, “What’s wrong with people?” It happens in the business world, education, church world, and governments as well. Dissatisfaction – apart from… Continue reading → Anger compassion Influence Marks of leaders Personal Growth Success Taking others higher Growth Leadership Leadership Development

The Applause of a Single Human Being

Nathan Magnuson

A couple weeks ago I had an idea for one of my corporate leadership programs that has over 6,000 leaders enrolled.

4 Hacks to Become More Productive In Business

Strategy Driven

Productivity levels are as important to a business as its revenue streams. In fact, the true character of a company can only be found out from the productivity levels of the workers. Still for many businesses productivity levels seem to be an abstract concept.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ratchet & Clank

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Flashback Article The Ratchet & Clank movie brought the Sony PlayStation game to the big screen.

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The 10 Vulnerabilities of Discouragement

Leadership Freak

Turning an ember into a flame takes skills. But any fool can throw water on enthusiasm. Show up to fuel energy and build morale. Everyone gets discouraged. That’s why successful leaders make it… Continue reading → Courage Encouragement energy Personal Growth pessimism Growth Leadership Leadership Development

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Answering Some Common Questions About 360 Assessments

Kevin Eikenberry

360 Assessments can be one of the most powerful tools for an individual leader’s development. Yet for a variety of reasons, these assessments are often maligned and misunderstood.

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How to Run Your Business in the Most Cost Effective Way

Strategy Driven

Running your company in the most cost effective way possible should be your number one priority right now. If it’s not, that suggests there’s something wrong. So why is this so important?

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Creating Strong Family Relationships

Joseph Lalonde

Relationships Matter If you were to ask someone what their most important relationship is, the answer would most likely revolve around a family member. My relationship with my wife is most important to me. My children are the most important people in my life. Or I love and cherish my parents.

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Dear Dan: I Manage a Large Facility that’s very Negative

Leadership Freak

Dear Dan, What’s some advice to give a manager who leads a large facility that’s been very negative for many years? There are many complaints and no teamwork. Sincerely, Dealing with negativity Dear… Continue reading → Culture Solution Saturday Leadership Development organizational success

The Proliferation of Meetings


[Photo by Dylan Nolte at Unsplash]. One said, “I cannot get my head above water to breathe during the week.” Another described stabbing her leg with a pencil to stop from screaming during a particularly torturous staff meeting.

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What Is Procurement?

Strategy Driven

Procurement is a term you will hear often in business , but it may not be one which you are instantly familiar with. Procurement is all about making sure that all products a company gets are from trusted suppliers and are of good value.

May 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, employee performance and engagement, personal and professional development, productivity, team building, and more. Creativity/Inspiration. Art Petty submitted How Integrative Thinking Promotes Creative Problem Solving.

In Reality Mr. Spock Couldn’t Make the Simplest Decision

Leadership Freak

Only 30% of individual behavior is rational — the other 70% is emotional. (The The Gallop 2017 Global Emotions report – registration required for free download.) Mr. Spock: Logic is only part of decision-making. The… Continue reading → Decisions Leadership Development

What Happens Now?

Coaching Tip

Few leaders will admit it, but time and again the growth of their organizations outruns their skills. The same approaches and capabilities that once helped them succeed in their careers no longer apply as organizational challenges get more sophisticated, requiring leaders to change the way they think and act. With these changes come unfamiliar questions, and inevitably even the most seasoned leader can hit a wall. In WHAT HAPPENS NOW?