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How Leaders Can Get the Most from Criticism

Let's Grow Leaders

Criticism: Gift or Garbage? David, I hear what you’re saying about getting the feedback you need to make good decisions. I get it – I really do. But my problem isn’t getting enough feedback – I get too much. Everybody has an […].

5 Ways to Effectively Change an Established Culture

Ron Edmondson

A few weeks ago I had the chance to share at the online Culture Conference, hosted by my friends at Generis and Vanderbloemen. I was asked to share my thoughts on effectively changing an establiblished culture.

3 Easy Steps To Energize Collaboration And Drive Success

Tanveer Naseer

If you’re like most leaders, the arrival of Fall marks the perfect opportunity to assess where we are today in term’s of achieving our yearly goals, and what we should be focusing on to ensure a successful outcome for the end of this year.

Leadership Lessons From A Marathon Run

Joseph Lalonde

What a marathon taught me about leadership. Never in my life did I want to run a marathon. I thought it wasn’t for me. And the distance, 26.2 miles, seemed too far for my legs to carry me. Yet, this past Sunday, I ran my first (and I’m saying my only) marathon.

Is your Salary Negotiable?

Career Advancement

“The best move you can make in negotiation is to think of an incentive the other person hasn’t even thought of – and then meet it.”. Eli Broad~. Nora received a job offer for the position of her dreams. She was ecstatic. She wasn’t even focused on the salary.

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4 Steps to Make Decisions on the Fly

Lead Change Blog

If you are put into a situation where you need to make decisions quickly, you may find that you react differently than you would if you had more time to consider your options. I was reminded of this familiar situation recently when I was in a local coffee shop that uses an iPad screen for payment.

The Quality All Great Leaders Have in Common – and How to Cultivate It Within Yourself

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Christy Whitman : Above all other qualities, vision is the most essential to extraordinary leadership.

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Quotes And Leadership From First Man

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. When the movie First Man was released, there was a huge controversy. What was the controversy? First Man doesn’t show the astronaut Neil Armstrong planting the United States flag when he sets foot on the moon.

4 Guarantees of New Leadership

Ron Edmondson

As I thought about this post, I tried to remember the number of times I’ve been the “new” leader. I think I counted about 15 times. This includes being in the corporate world with multiple promotions, owning a couple of businesses, pastoring 4 churches, and now serving at Leadership Network.

Humble Leadership

Leading Blog

I T NEVER HURTS TO BE REMINDED of the need for humility. We tend to fall back on transactional relationships and rule-based leadership. Edgar Schein and Peter Schein call this Level 1 based leadership.

5 Tips to Create High-Performance Teams

Lead Change Blog

No leader sets out to lead an ineffective team. In fact many leaders invest a lot of time and energy agonising over how to create the perfect high-performance team that works effectively and consistently delivers results. However, there is a problem. Many of the strategies leaders have adopted to improve teamwork, while well-intentioned, are not all that effective.

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Wisdom @ Work: The Making of a Modern Elder

Kevin Eikenberry

by Chip Conley In a world with people from four generations in the workplace, understanding how you can best contribute can be hard. For the older ranks at work, it might be hard to adjust as the “digital natives” begin to lead.

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10 Things I Learned Leading a Church in Revitalization

Ron Edmondson

This is a longer post than I sometimes have, but I want to share some things I learned in helping revive a church. I shared these many times in conferences, but I haven’t yet shared them here on my blog in this form.

Clarity First

Leading Blog

T O BE CLEAR, we live in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world. In most cases, it is all man-made, but it is our reality. To be clearer, while our environment may be ambiguous, our organizations should never be.

6 Smart Steps to Help Your Team Navigate Change

Let's Grow Leaders

Change is Inevitable, Strategic Change is a Choice It’s a hard truth that confounds many leaders: continued success requires continued change. But change isn’t easy. For most people (and therefore most of your team) it’s more comfortable to do what you did […].

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Prepare to Honor, Serve, and Impact

Lead Change Blog

At the Faith At Work Summit , Deb Knupp of GrowthPlay made a statement I want to remember. She said, “Preparation is the ultimate sign of honor.”. She went on to talk about how everything we do to prepare, how we gather knowledge and then deliver that knowledge through our work, is an act of service. She recommends an act of service mindset when coaching her clients. Leadership is an act of service. We serve others when we communicate their importance to us, and to our team.

New Manager Nightmares: 11 Creepy Leaders and How to Avoid Morphing Into One

RapidStart Leadership

“Have you experienced New Manager Nightmares?” ” You are going about your business when suddenly a new manager walks in. A dark cloud seems to blot out the sun, reality distorts, work grinds to a halt, and nothing seems normal anymore.

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5 Tips to Blog Your Way to an Awesome Company Reputation

Women on Business

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Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership

Leading Blog

A LTHOUGH BORN INTO PRIVILEGE, Theodore Roosevelt’s life was not without struggles, tragedy, and failures. The way he dealt with these experiences, defined his leadership. He referred to life as “The Great Adventure.”

Preview Thursday: Conversations Worth Having

Lead Change Blog

We are pleased to present this excerpt from Conversations Worth Having by Cheri Torres & Jackie Stavros. Any Time, Any Place, Any Situation. Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a strengths-based approach used to discover the best in people, organizations, and the communities around them.

Applying Financial Math to Leadership Success

Kevin Eikenberry

If you are a leader in the world of finance, you might be excited by this title. If math isn’t your favorite subject, you might be wondering if you want to continue. Regardless of the nature of your work or your proficiency with numbers, the ideas I am going to share can be a key […].

5 Things I Learned From a 6th Grade Bully

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton October is Bullying Prevention Month. Most of the people I know were bullied at some point in their lives. As I look back on dealing with a 6th grade bully, I realize that I learned some things from that difficult time. Today I share that story along with resources for preventing bullying. . Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization bullying ethical interpersonal behavior ethical thinking skills ethics Leadership leadership development

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Implementing an Organizational Performance Measures System

Strategy Driven

Drive Superior Organizational Performance… Learn how to develop and implement a performance measures system that drives superior performance by aligning managerial decisions and employee actions with your corporate strategy.

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The Scariest Thing about Introverts

Leadership Freak

Introverts drive extroverts crazy. Or should I say, extroverts drive introverts crazy? “… 65% of senior corporate executives viewed introversion as a barrier to leadership…” (HBR) The blank stare: The scariest thing about… Continue reading → Communication Personal Growth Taking others higher Leadership Development organizational success

Doing less and being more


Photo credit: 123RF. If you’re striving to work your way up the corporate ladder and you currently love what you do – beware! The more responsibility and people you take on into your employ, the less you should be “doing” the daily work.

Stop Shoulding… Start Doing

Joseph Lalonde

Are you shoulding everywhere? I far too often find myself shoulding. And I know I shouldn’t should myself. You shouldn’t should yourself either. Shoulding yourself puts you in a bad spot. But what is shoulding? Shoulding is the act of saying “I should take care of my estimated taxes” or “I should spend more time with my wife. She really […] The post Stop Shoulding… Start Doing appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.


Why Your Business Needs An Online Bank Account

Strategy Driven

Online banking has become increasingly popular over the years with many people choosing to manage their finances online. This is because there are many benefits to online banking such as easy access to your finances, online transfers and much more.

How to Fuel Energy and Explore Possibility

Leadership Freak

The need for a quick solution prevents leaders from asking powerful questions. What if questions are more powerful than statements? Powerful questions: #1. Ignite curiosity. Curiosity comes before solution and innovation. You know… Continue reading → Decisions Questions Leadership Development organizational success

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How to Livestream on YouTube to Share Your Expertise

Women on Business

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So Often


So often, it's not an individual but a system. It's not the projects but the relationships. It's not the specific job but the overall mission. It's not the comment but the context. It's not the past but the present. And keeping your eye on something only counts if it is the right something.

Leadership Inspirations – Finding a Way

Strategy Driven

“We will either find a way, or make one.” ” Hannibal (247 – 183 B.C.). Carthaginian general, considered one of the greatest military commanders in history. Leadership Inspirations business quote hannibal inspirational quote leadership quote strategydriven

15 Questions that Invent the Future

Leadership Freak

Progress is the answer to a question. If you feel stuck, you have aspiration without progress. But the right question re-ignites forward movement. If you want to invent the future, you must first… Continue reading → Curiosity Motivation Questions Strengths Success Growth Leadership Development

Empowering your Workforce in Increments

Lead Change Blog

I currently mentor a close colleague, who has recently experienced probably the worst example of organisational restructuring and change management that I have witnessed in over forty years! While he successfully competed and secured a senior management position in the new structure, that badly-handled process has caused significant damage to his belief in the organisation, its vision, mission and values! Likewise, the same is true for many of his colleagues, most of whom I know.

The Difference


The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say 'no' to almost everything. Warren Buffett [Photo by raw pixel at Unsplash

Executive Briefing Cost Reduction Opportunity: Inventory Optimization

Strategy Driven

Safe, Reliable, Cost Effective… Economic demands place increasing pressure on executive and managers to reduce costs while maintaining high levels of operational safety, reliability, and efficiency.

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3 Shifts that Expand Influence

Leadership Freak

The way you treat others is the chief culture building influence in your organization. Lousy leaders act like individual contributors. Incompetent leaders can’t see the impact of their attitudes, words, and actions. Newton… Continue reading → Culture Curiosity Humility Leading Marks of leaders

Generativity: The Gift of Giving!

Marshall Goldsmith

Steven Berglas is my good friend and one of the foremost authorities on career guidance. Steve recently published a new book, Stay Hungry and Kick Burnout in the Butt. In the book, he talks about the pursuit of wealth and happiness. I love his take on this idea and am happy to share it with you!