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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Equalizer 2

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Denzel Washington returns as Robert McCall in the Equalizer 2. Robert serves as an avenging angel. He goes after those who prey on the weak and the powerless. When one of his close friends is murdered, he sets out on a mission.

A 5-Step Training Plan to Think like a Navy SEAL

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Mark Divine : The world is more complex and faster than ever. As a retired Navy SEAL and founder of several multimillion-dollar companies, business seems increasingly like a “VUCA” battlefield in Afghanistan or Syria—it’s Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous.

10 Suggestions for Healthy Grieving

Ron Edmondson

For 16 years, part of my work was helping people grieve. And, honestly, it was helping people learn how to grieve. It was not one of my favorite roles, because it always stemmed from the reasons why they needed to grieve. It meant someone was hurt. It represented brokenness.

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There is always something new under the sun


Photo credit: 123RF. Are you feeling a little stale or bored? Do you sense that years of leadership are wearing on you? Are you squelching new ideas or figuratively rolling your eyes when the younger generation of leaders in your company make suggestions to change something?

The Disciplines Of A Healthy Leader

Joseph Lalonde

The Disciplined Leader Series Healthy leaders are disciplined leaders. They know they have to take their thoughts captive and break their will. To be truly disciplined is to be broken but whole. At first glance, this doesn’t make sense. How can someone be broken yet whole?

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Great Leaders Are Storytellers: How To Craft Great Stories

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Guest post by Chip Bell Great leaders are storytellers. Stories are more than just tall tales or campfire yarns. They include discussions of the enterprise in the future tense. They are visions of what can be, not just what is. They are dreams, not just plans.

7 Things Healthy Teams Refuse to Allow

Ron Edmondson

I think healthy teams are intentionally created, so wherever I serve I’m consistently trying to make our environment better. Over the years, I’ve learned some things will not develop healthy teams.

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What No One Tells You About Leadership

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Welcome to the Hope Business If I could give a one-page orientation manual to every person who takes a management or leadership position, at the top of the page it would say: You may have taken this job for the money (it’s […].

Just 3 Things

Jason Womack

If you wish to become significantly better, you can. You could be better at what you do for a living and how you’re living your life. With effort, you could earn 10% to 50% (ore more) more income each year


How To Create A Productive Office

Strategy Driven

Sometimes it’s hard to stay focused when you’re at work, especially if you’re inside a stifling office space on a warm day. Of course, you’d always rather be somewhere else than at work, but what you can do is make your working environment more appealing, more fun, and a productive place to be.

What to Do When You Don’t Have Courage

Ron Edmondson

Here’s a quick tip I’ve had to use many times in life when I couldn’t find the courage I needed to make the hard choices – and do the things I knew I needed to do.

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5 Ways to Gain More Influence and Impact

Let's Grow Leaders

Jessica approached me after my keynote last week. “My boss is about to make a REALLY big mistake and I don’t think I have the influence to stop it. What can I do?” ” She continued: My boss says we need to eliminate […].

More Human: My Journey To The Heart Of Great Leadership (Part 1)

Terry Starbucker

Leadership is one of my life’s great passions – and I’m pleased to share with you my journey (in three parts in 3 weeks) to what I consider to be the heart of great More Human leadership – the success trifecta. A successful company, A happy team, And a fulfilled YOU.

Money Management Tips Every Business Should Consider

Strategy Driven

Running a business is something that takes grit and resilience. This is because you’re likely to face many hiccups along the way as well as challenges as most businesses do.

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The 4 Origins of Influence

Lead Change Blog

If you influence others, I can think of four possible origins. Position. Power. Performance. Personality. Position. Many can influence our behavior because they have a position. They’re the boss or the president. You see many today resisting traditional positional influence. Positional authority is necessary for civilization, even though we may resist. It is the lowest common denominator in leadership. Power. Influence based on power is a close second on the leadership food chain.

The Six Chapters of Every Leader’s Journey

Leadership Freak

The leadership journey has six distinct chapters #1. Chapter one: Believe YOU have something to offer. Why try – if you don’t believe you matter? Everything begins with belief. The first person you… Continue reading → Humility Leading Personal Growth Growth Leadership Leadership Development

Seeing the Current Reality – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Our lives are busy – both at work and at home – and it’s easy to live in reality but not always easy to actually “see” what your reality is. And as leaders, this is a really important distinction.

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An Employee Ascending Is A Leader In Waiting

Strategy Driven

The working world is not two-tiered. It’s not workers and seniors, it’s a multi-layered and complex professional world.

Why You Want To Become A Disciplined Leader

Joseph Lalonde

The Disciplined Leader Series Becoming a disciplined leader takes hard work. You can see that through the previous articles in The Disciplined Leaders series. You have to work hard to become disciplined. But the payoff is well worth the effort. Photo by Annie Spratt.

Bad vs. Good: Why Does the Bad Seem to Outweigh the Good?

RapidStart Leadership

“When it comes to Bad vs. Good, why do bad things get all the attention?” ” There’s a struggle between good and bad and it’s happening on our teams. The bad news? The “bad” is far more powerful than the “good.” ” The good news?

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180: Performance Management Truth & Lies | with Michael Bungay Stanier

Engaging Leader

That’s the sound of performance appraisal processes being blown up across the country. There’s been a collective lightning flash of realization that the old way of doing it just isn’t doing it. But what’s really happening?

Healthcare Management: The Top Strategies You’ll See In 2018

Strategy Driven

While there have been numerous developments over the years in different industries, the healthcare sector has not been left behind. Both technological and policy advancements have brought significant changes to this horizon.

Bust These Change Leadership Myths!

Lead Change Blog

Recent experience facilitating a leadership programme for frontline and middle managers in a local authority in Southwest England raised again for me the spectre of leadership myths. Encountering those leaders brought home just how many myths exist, particularly among those who have no previous experience of leadership development. So I thought, in this month’s post, I would highlight my top ten myths that need busting wide open! There is a recognisable pattern to leaders and leadership.

Top Ten Reasons Leaders Ignore Feedback

Leadership Freak

When YOU give others feedback, it’s brilliant, caring, and helpful. When THEY give you feedback, it’s irrelevant, uncaring, and unhelpful. It’s interesting that your feedback is right, but their feedback is off base. … Continue reading → Feedback


What’s the Right Structure for Our Church to Grow?

Ron Edmondson

What’s the right structure for our church? I’ve received that question by email, at conferences, and from pastors I have met. They want to know how to grow their church and what structure is best for them to accomplish it. I understand. It’s a great question – and one we should be asking. Such as the the following email I received. I left out a few key points disguised for anonymity. I think it could be a question others are asking.

Why You Should Consider SharePoint as a Business Technology Solution, part 1

Strategy Driven

SharePoint divides the different areas of a company and provides tools to connect them in a meaningful way. However, many businesses are cynical about Microsoft’s swiftly rising SharePoint tool. This could be because they’re not entirely sure how it can be applied to their business operations.

Executive Coaching and Leading Change

Lead Change Blog

Leading change is one of the most stressful responsibilities of leadership. Change initiatives require heavy workloads, long hours, and helping others navigate the change process. It’s a lonely endeavor as leaders often have to go it alone due to the sensitive nature of change. It’s no surprise that a Korn Ferry survey found leading change one of the top reasons for leaders to hire an executive coach.

How to Bear Your Neck Like a Leader

Leadership Freak

People build walls of self-protection because they are afraid. “… if you are humble, if you make people realize that you are no threat to them, then they will embrace you.” Nelson Mandela… Continue reading → Fear Humility Insecurity Mistakes Personal Growth Leadership Development organizational success

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What is Meaningful Leadership? (Part 2)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton What is meaningful leadership? In Part 1 we explored how leaders create meaningful work settings so others can excel. In Part 2, we look at a leader's own quest for authenticity as a factor in meaningful leadership. What is Meaningful Leadership? A Quest For Authenticity Meaningful leadership is focused on authenticity, not just acquisition. That requires seeing beyond just portfolio growth to human growth. It means learning to see how the two are connected.

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Leadership Inspirations – Life’s Tragedy

Strategy Driven

“The tragedy of life is not so much what [people] suffer, but rather what they miss.” ” Thomas Carlyle (1795 – 1881). Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, translator, historian, mathematician, and teacher.

5 Ways Leaders Can Maintain Momentum This Summer

Lead Change Blog

The summer months can signal the death knell for a business unless managed properly. As leaders and business owners, we all know that it is important for us and our team members to have balanced life; but have you ever stopped to consider how the summer months can literally kill the momentum in your business? Think about an aircraft. It uses a large proportion of its fuel to simply get off the ground. Once airborne, only a tiny amount of energy is then required to keep it flying.

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Exclude the “But”

Leadership Freak

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Wait: The Art and Science of Delay

Kevin Eikenberry

by Frank Partnoy There continues to be a tremendous amount of research being done on decision making and how to make better decisions. This is good news, since we make decisions all day long. As a leader, you are asked to make even more decisions, some with far-reaching and long-term implications.

How Your Business’ Digital Marketing Strategy Can Best Utilize Online Platforms

Strategy Driven

If you run a business, you will most likely have a digital marketing strategy in place, and this will probably be one of the main methods in which you communicate with your current customers, and reach out to further potential customers as well.

Leading a Board of Directors

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Randy Komisar and Jantoon Reigersman : OK, you are now a confident leader. Comfortably demonstrating the skill, character and emotional IQ required for successfully leading your team. Keenly aware that while your title makes you manager, only your team makes you leader. Your people are challenged, delivering, growing and fulfilled. But, what about your board? Leading a board is so very different from leading your organization.

Sharpening the Saw


There's only one meeting today so projects are being organized, letters are being written, and next week is being planned. In the background: Respighi's "Ancient Airs and Dances." Instant mood improvement/inspiration. Project boxes abound. And a whole bunch of stuff is being thrown out

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5 Ways to Manage Your Multigenerational Workforce

Chart Your Course

This article was originally published by Vital Learning. Closeup portrait of a successful business team laughing together. Managing a multigenerational workforce can be quite the task for business leaders.