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3 Problems with Your Open Door Policy and What To Do Instead

Let's Grow Leaders

An open door policy doesn’t get you what you need to lead. The intent behind your open door policy is good: a door that is figuratively always open to encourage transparency, open lines of communication, a standing invitation for your employees to […].

Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most

Leading Blog

L IFE GIVES US CHOICES, and we make decisions. Some choices are easy like “Should I get vanilla or chocolate ice cream?” Most of our decisions are like this, and the consequences aren’t life-changing. Most books on decision-making describe these kinds of intuitive, gut-reaction decisions.

Is Arrogance Killing Your Leadership Potential?

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Guest post by Bill Treasurer There is no bigger turn-off than arrogance. This is especially true in leadership. When a leader’s confidence grows recklessly out of control, when their head swells to 50x its normal size, they’ve become a victim of the “leadership killer” (a.k.a.

The Daily Dozen

Chris Brady

The following list was transcribed from a Live talk given by Chris Brady. I believe these 12 habits are the secrets to a successful life! Chris Brady's Daily Dozen Word Be in the Word of God and pray. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Two Simple Stress Relievers – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

There are more than a few reasons for additional stress during the holiday season… Family, giving gifts, finances, over-commitment…the list goes on… So today, I’m giving two simple stress relievers to help you de-stress and relax as we head into the busy holiday season.

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How to Bring Gratitude into the Workplace

Leading Blog

‘Tis the season of gratitude -- for friends, for family, and for delicious turkey dinners. But what about gratitude in the workplace?

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Leaders Need To Believe In Their People

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Jose R. Costa: Henry Ford once said “Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right,” which goes right to the heart of how crucial belief is to achieving success in any context.

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Choosing What Matters In Life

Joseph Lalonde

Work/Life Balance. Your work-life balance often gets out of whack because of the choices you make throughout your day. You choose to stay late at the office impacts the time you have to spend with your family.

How you interact is a choice


Photo credit: 123RF. It’s all too easy to interact with others without thinking about the impact you have on them, and what that means for your success and that of your organization.

5 Things Grateful Leaders Do

Leading in Context

Today I'm exploring two important questions: "What do grateful leaders do that sets them apart from other leaders?" and "How does expressing gratitude benefit them? Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking complexity and leaderhsip ethical insight ethical leadership insight ethical lenses ethics insight seeing ethical leadership what is ethics

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Learning Happens in a Circle

Kevin Eikenberry

WWe are all familiar with the traditional school experience. Let’s call it learning in rows. The teacher stands in the front of the room and lectures, relays, or shares the information to the students as they sit in rows.

Creating Behaviors That Will Give You Balance

Joseph Lalonde

Work-Life Balance. Discovering what will make your life balanced is easy. You have to take the time to figure out what is important to you and then you have to begin implementing changes to make this a reality. This won’t happen unless you begin to change your daily habits.

William Donaldson on Entrepreneurial Leadership

Leading Blog

W ILLIAM DONALDSON has led a full life.

7 Ways For Leaders To Eliminate Blind Spots

Lead Change Blog

Blind spots, every leader has at least one, but what makes the difference between a great leader and an average one is your awareness of this Achilles heel and your openness to modifing your behavior. Before we dive into revealing seven ways to eliminate your blind spots, let’s just clarify what exactly is a blind spot. I’m sure you are all aware that you have blind spots on your car when you are driving. These are the places where you can’t see what is going on around you.

Perfection and Reality


I don't know where many young people get the idea that they and the world are supposed to be perfect but that is a cause of paralysis in the first case and delusion in the second. Let's start with the first. Being reasonably good in most jobs will put you close to super-star status.

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10 Defining Words of a Stellar Leader

Ron Edmondson

Leadership is abuzz these days. Everyone is talking about it. I’m not the only blog – and certainly not the best blog, which primarily addresses leadership.

How To Succeed As An Entrepreneur: A Guide

Strategy Driven

Owning your own business is a huge accomplishment and one that you should be very proud of. However, it’s important to realize that your journey is just beginning and now it’s up to you to navigate the business landscape properly so you can become a successful and thriving entrepreneur.

Is it Time to Refresh the Roots of Change Leadership?

Lead Change Blog

What do you think characterises modern-day change leadership practice? In truth, a casual observer focused on media channels might be hard pressed to move beyond greed, vested interests, abuse of power, poor ethics, ‘Me first’, and a top-down targeted culture. How not to do change leadership! Those qualities stem in the main from the ‘command and control’ culture which has blighted organisations across the world for too long.

The "Secret Sauce" is Closer Than You Think

Anese Cavanaugh

My client “George” wanted to become a better leader. Specifically? He wanted a stronger leadership presence with his team, he wanted to be known as someone people could trust, and he wanted to make partner the following year.

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A Sobering Thanksgiving Reflection

Ron Edmondson

About this time of year, we reflect on those things for which we are thankful. It’s a great practice. When we were raising our boys we carved out time during the holidays to share each of our own “Top 10 Thankful List” for the year. We probably should do the practice more often.

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Happy Thanksgiving from LeadershipNow

Leading Blog

W E'RE THANKFUL for our LeadershipNow community around the world. Happy Thanksgiving! We owe so much to so many. It was Ralph Waldo Emerson who said, “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously.

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Standing out at Work

Career Advancement

“Stars don’t beg the world for attention; their beauty forces us to look up.”. Matshona Dhliwayo~. Amelia asks: I’ve grown a lot more confident over the past year at my job. Now I need to learn how to stand out at work, because I’m looking toward a promotion.

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Embrace your Wilderness

Lead Change Blog

“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” ” Mary Kay Ash. As a coach, I am always dealing with mindset issues. I have seen people become prisoners of their own past actions and experiences. They find it easy to blame others for their failures, but their mindset does not allow them to learn from these failures and move forward.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Flashback Article. Pam and I were able to view a movie we’d missed in the theater but had desired to see. Having watched the Harry Potter movies and enjoying them, we were excited for the Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

How To Take Risks In Business

Strategy Driven

There are many skills required of a person when they run a business. They need to be able to cope with lots of different situations and turn them around into successes for the business if possible. They also need to be able to manage people, deal with finances, organize marketing, and much more.

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7 Ways To Having The Best Thanksgiving Ever

Ron Edmondson

Want a guaranteed better Thanksgiving? Perhaps even the best Thanksgiving ever? I actually believe Thanksgiving may be one of the most “Christian” holidays we can celebrate. As followers of Christ, we are to give thanks always – and in every situation. We have reason to be thankful continually. This world, as it is today, is not our permanent home. We are going to live forever – in a perfect place – with our perfect God.

7 Novels with Lessons about Ethics


If I were to pick a small group of novels containing powerful insights about ethics, these would be on the list: "The Warden" by Anthony Trollope. No, it's not about a prison warden. It is about a church warden; a very good man who finds himself accused of unethical behavior.

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A Life-Changing Experience

Kevin Eikenberry

You’ve had life-changing moments. Saying “I do” in front of the one you love. Becoming a parent. Graduation. We remember those moments forever, and each is a culmination of events. Today, I’m talking about an experience that we initiate.

Starting Up Your Small Healthcare Clinic

Strategy Driven

Increasing numbers of people are growing tired of working for someone else. Sure, employed life has its perks.

7 Powerful Ways to Elevate Leadership with Gratitude

Leadership Freak

You see what you look for and defend what you see. If you assume the worst, you find fault. If you look for problems, you find obstacles. If you look for progress, you… Continue reading → Gratitude Leadership Development

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10 Rules for Thanksgiving


I wrote this post several years ago and it is now an Execupundit tradition: Thou shalt not discuss politics at the dinner. There is next to no chance that you'll convert anyone and any hard feelings that are generated may last long after the pumpkin pie is finished. Why spoil a good meal? Thou shalt limit discussion of The Big Game. This is mainly directed at the men who choose to argue plays, records, and coaches while their wives stare longingly at the silverware. The sharp silverware.

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Why and How Women Make Successful Franchise Owners

Women on Business

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How to Hire the Best Employees for Your Company

Strategy Driven

Employees are the heart and soul of the company. It is due to these workers that success can be achieved, and that the day-to-day operations run smoothly. However, how do you find these types of employees?

How to Think Negative and Still Succeed

Leadership Freak

Even Eeyore is right sometimes. Overly optimistic leaders: Minimize challenges. Fail to anticipate problems. Throw in the towel when it stays dark too long. Stockdale: James Stockdale – former P.O.W. – told Jim… Continue reading → Optimism pessimism Decisions Leadership Development

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Rhone's Reading


Check out Patrick Rhone's interesting and eclectic reading list. [He He just added to my Books to Be Read pile

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Leadership: A Caring Community

Lead Change Blog

1941 was a momentous year for my parents. My father graduated from the Lutheran Seminary at Philadelphia and was ordained a Lutheran pastor. My parents got married. They moved to rural upstate New York for their first parish. My father threw himself into the work of being a pastor. He called on all the people in the church and many in the community who weren’t members. He conducted marriages and funerals, prayed with people when they were distressed, and joined the volunteer fire department.