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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Rob Bell’s The Heretic

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article The Heretic is an original documentary about the former pastor of Mars Hill, Rob Bell. Rob Bell rose to fame in West Michigan as he began preaching at Mars Hill church and started a series of short films that were spiritual reflections on life.

Do You Allow Your Employees To “Own The Suck”?

Tanveer Naseer

Of the many issues leaders have to address, failure has to be one of the most challenging. No doubt this is why we love sharing motivational quotes about failure, like this one from Thomas Edison: “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

How to Manage the Tsunami of Change

Lead Change Blog

With the onslaught of AI and other disrupting technologies, the workplace will undergo rapid changes. In the VUCA world, employees are struggling and constantly challenged to move out of their comfort zones. Every industry is in the process of transformation. Traditional jobs are disappearing and new roles are coming up. To keep up with this rapid change, individuals need to adapt to the changes.

How to Lead with the Power of Humility

Leadership Freak

The seductions of arrogance wreck leaders, demoralize teams, and destroy organizations. The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is arrogance.” Attributed to Albert Einstein.) Everything good in leadership begins with humility. Subtleties of… Continue reading → Humility Leadership Development organizational success

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Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

How To Make Leadership Less Lonely

Joseph Lalonde

If you ask a leader what his biggest struggle with is in leadership, you will often hear a single answer. Leadership is lonely. I have no one to go to with my leadership struggles. It’s a fact of life that leadership can be lonely.

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Burn the Business Plan

Leading Blog

I F YOU ARE THINKING of starting a business—and apparently nine million Americans are currently thinking about it and only about 500,000 actually do each year—you will want to read Burn the Business Plan by Carl Schramm.

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Toot Your Own Horn

Career Advancement

“If you don’t toot your own horn, don’t complain that there’s no music.”. Guy Kawasaki~. Janet Asks: I feel like my accomplishments go unnoticed at work and I’m not comfortable bringing them up.

Managing Personal Relationships In The Workplace

Joseph Lalonde

Relationships Matter While your family relationships may be the most important relationships in your life, your relationships with those you work with almost become equally important. Especially when you consider you may spend more time with your coworkers than you do with your wife or children.

The Seductions of Arrogance Compound the Elusiveness of Humility

Leadership Freak

I write so frequently about humility because it eludes me. “In In reality, there is, perhaps, no one of our natural passions so hard to subdue as pride.” Benjamin Franklin If you don’t grapple… Continue reading → Humility Personal Growth arrogance Leadership Development

Lessons from the Great Fishing Contest

Lead Change Blog

It was the day of the Great Fishing Contest. I was about seven years old. We lived in a small town with a creek that ran right through the center of the town square. Every year, the town held a fishing contest. There were prizes for the most fish, and the biggest fish, and the smallest fish, and all sorts of other things. There were prizes for different age groups, so I had a chance. I had been fantasizing about winning one of those prizes for months. My father offered to teach me some things.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

Intergenerational Leadership Begins with Us: We Have More in Common Than We Thought

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Mark H. Fowler & Noal McDonald: Leadership is a complex idea: one that is not consistently easy to wrap our minds around. We know good leadership when we see it. Most of us have experienced great leaders somewhere in our lives. It could have been at work, in school, on the athletic field or with a group of friends. If we think of what these experiences have in common, we might think of this quote by Harold Koontz and Cyril O’Donnell: “Leadership molds individuals into a team.”

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The Leader’s Triple-A Club: How to Navigate the Hazardous Highways of Leadership

RapidStart Leadership

Not long ago, my son called me from Oregon. He was driving some friends to the airport when his car suddenly quit and wouldn’t restart. Beyond attempting to diagnose the problem over the phone, there was little I could do to help from where I was in Minnesota.

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On Books

Leadership Freak

I love books, the old fashioned kind made from trees. I love how they feel and smell. Old books smell like wisdom. I love how books look on my shelves. If you saw… Continue reading → Book Notes Personal Growth

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Staying Healthy in The Workplace

Lead Change Blog

Your health is a critical aspect of your job. You have to be mentally healthy to provide stellar customer service, and you have to be physically healthy to handle the bodily demands of the position. The following are some tips that can help to ensure you remain fit and safe during your work shift, so you can be a model employee and a testimony for creating healthier workplaces. Eat a Full Breakfast and Snacks.

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Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called ideation rate. Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

Finding the Best Business Property for You

Strategy Driven

A new business property can be one of the biggest commitments that you can make as a business owner. It is also, at its heart, a difficult thing to make a decision on as there are a lot of different elements involved. Especially if you have never owned a business property or rented one before.

Ethical Leaders Don’t Put the Brakes on Learning

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton When leaders stop learning, they generate friction. Professionals who work with a leader who has "put the brakes on learning" are likely to experience conflict and dissatisfaction. A leader's failure to learn starts a chain reaction that harms individuals and teams. . Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking 7 Lenses define ethical ethical business leadership ethical leader

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4 Ways to Delegate Before it’s too Late

Leadership Freak

You waited too long to delegate if you’re going under for the third time. Delegation isn’t a life preserver for overworked leaders. Desperation is a lousy context for delegation. Practice proactive delegation: #1.… … Continue reading → Delegation Growth Leadership Development organizational success

How a Simple Mantra Can Improve Your Leadership

Next Level Blog

One of the things I love about leading our Next Level Leadership® group coaching program is hearing leaders’ stories about how they’re following through on their most important development opportunities. As I’ve written here before, when they’re mapping out how to follow through, I always encourage them to look for repeatable actions that are relatively easy to do and likely to make a difference.

Tough Comp Conversations: A Guide For Doing Them Right

Speaker: Rusty Lindquist, VP Strategic HR Insights at Bamboo HR

Compensation can be tricky, few things carry as much emotional weight as comp. And with the increased transparency in the market, combined with our collective propensity to rate ourselves against others, the frequency of these very difficult conversations is increasing. In this webinar, we will deconstruct some of the psychology around comp. We’ll take an analytic look at comp’s role in the employee experience, and then we’ll get really tactical with guidance on very specific compensation conversations.

Be More Inclusive – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

It’s inevitable that there will be “silos” in organizations – groups that operate individually and separately from the rest of the organization. And unfortunately, this can often lead to the “Them vs. Us” syndrome.

What You Should Consider When Hiring Your First Employee

Strategy Driven

When you own a small business, you’d expect that over time it’ll start to grow. As it grows there’ll be more tasks to deal with and not enough resources for it. Help will be needed to manage your build up of tasks, in which case it might be worth considering hiring your first employee.

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How to Teach Your Board About Servant Leadership

Leadership Freak

Dear Dan, I’m wondering what advice you have regarding ‘selling’ humble leadership to boards, specifically School Boards. In my experience, they view humility in leadership as a lack of strength and ability to… Continue reading → Humility Leadership Development organizational success

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5 Tips to Get Your Coworking Space Ready for Business

Women on Business

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See the Big Picture to Succeed as a CEO

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Professor M.S.Rao , Ph.D.: “To To be a champion, I think you have to see the big picture. It’s not about winning and losing; it’s about every day hard work and about thriving on a challenge. It’s about embracing the pain that you’ll experience at the end of a race and not being afraid. I think people think too hard and get afraid of a certain challenge.” Summer Sanders CEOs must see the upcoming organizational challenges from multiple perspectives with a big picture.

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Brand Identity: 5 Basic Steps You Need to Cover

Strategy Driven

McDonalds, Nike, Dominos Pizza, Chanel… What do these four have in common? Powerful brand identity. Because, chances are, you’ve heard of most of them, and there’s reason why. Just how powerful the brand?

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You Don’t Have to Lie in the Bed You Made

Leadership Freak

“You’ve made your bed, now lie in it,” is fatalistic and final. Yes, deal with consequences but don’t lie in them. All decisions are imperfect because information is incomplete and results are uncertain.… … Continue reading → Leading

Massive Failures? What Great Leaders Do Next

Let's Grow Leaders

What do you do when you’ve screwed up and everyone knows it? Your failures weren’t just mistakes in judgment…you let yourself down. You didn’t keep your commitment. You hurt people you are supposed to help. Your team looks at you with disappointment. […].

How do you lift people up?


Even the best leaders can be overly critical, finding fault in their employees and allowing their own negativity to mask their best selves. Certainly, there is a place for criticism, but not without enough positive reinforcement to counter-balance it. I would call that “being realistic”. Why is this balance important to you as a leader? Because you set the tone. Your employees are watching for cues on how they should behave, and if that tone is overly negative, it catches on like a virus.

How to Decide if a Franchise is Right for You

Strategy Driven

Many entrepreneurs wish to start a business based on an idea they have that they believe fills a gap in the market – or creates a new market. However, in many cases, you might wish to start a business but lack a viable opportunity in your location. This is where franchises come in.

Dear Dan: My Boss Says I’m Off-Putting But I Don’t Agree

Leadership Freak

Dear Dan, I am a female professional working in government (I am not a manager but am in a position of influence and leadership). I have received feedback from my manager that I… Continue reading → Feedback Solution Saturday Growth Leadership Development

Balancing Your Three Types of Outcomes

Kevin Eikenberry

As a leader, you have a lot on your plate. Part of your focus is likely on the outcomes you are expected to reach. You might think of these leadership outcomes in different terms: goals, strategies, or objectives, but regardless of what you call them, you must think about and work on them regularly. In […]. The post Balancing Your Three Types of Outcomes appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

Frontline Festival: Best Practices in Project Management and Project Planning

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival on project management and planning. We’ve been doing a lot of work with project managers and their teams in our corporate work as well as speaking at a number of Project Management Institute conferences and […].

Implementing An Effective eCommerce Strategy: A Guide

Strategy Driven

You’ve done your research and decided that going branching out onto the worldwide web is the best decision for your business. But how do you actually go about implementing that?

Dear Dan: How can I Lead Procrastinators

Leadership Freak

Dear Dan, How can I better lead procrastinators? Sincerely, Tired of Waiting Dear Tired, I can’t figure out why people procrastinate. After reflection, I confess that I do it. But it’s still stressful… Continue reading → Failure Marks of leaders Personal Growth Solutions Leadership Development organizational success

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