Sat.Nov 04, 2017 - Fri.Nov 10, 2017

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Thor: Ragnarok

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Chris Hemsworth reprises his role as Thor for the blockbuster movie Thor: Ragnarok. This is the third time Hemsworth has been featured in a stand-alone Thor film (surprisingly, I have not done a Reel Leadership article on the other 2 Thor films).

Three Keys to Greater Focus

Kevin Eikenberry

In the world today with electronics of all kinds beckoning us, with the speed of the world ever quickening, and with work expectations continuing to ramp up with leaner organizations and a 24/7 world, we are all feeling it.

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7 Things Great Leaders Do: Advice For Today’s Young Leaders

Ron Edmondson

Recently I was asked to speak to a local youth leadership program on — well, it makes sense — leadership. That’s what they are attempting to learn. I’ve led in the business world, elected office, and now in ministry – and on dozens of non-profit boards.

How to Keep Your Team Engaged With Meetings That Matter

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

How many of your meetings begin with people opening their laptops, ostensibly to take notes and reference documents. Most of us know they are really answering email, conversing on social media and cruising the Internet because we’re doing it too.

Top 10 Blog Posts Of All Time On Joseph Lalonde

Joseph Lalonde

I’ve always been fascinated by numbers. What do they represent? How can they be interpreted? How can I use numbers to extrapolate data? All of these questions run through my mind when looking over analytical data. That’s why I’m glad Google provides Google Analytics for websites.

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Shake it Off

Leading Blog

I T'S EASY FOR LITTLE THINGS to hang you up at work. A customer tells you they are unhappy with a job, your boss gives you that dreaded look of displeasure or a coworker mocks your new haircut. Negative memories can linger for a long time. Well you’re about to get a leadership lesson from a dog.

Transparency – All Cards Face-Up

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Paul Sean Hill Creating and leading high-performing teams in any setting requires a high-trust environment. A critical component in creating and keeping that trust is complete transparency across the team. Having seen the empowering effect of this … Continue reading → Trust culture expertise responsibility transparency truth

Do you have these 5 leadership traits?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Ron Schutz : Confidence is my #1 trait for leadership as an entrepreneur. There must be a proper balance of humility and belief in one’s talents. The excess of this is arrogance; the demonstration of pride! A simple reality could be, do people respect you and seek out your opinion or do they avoid you as much as possible? Prideful people turn others off. Confident people attract others to their strength. #2 2 Vision.

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10 Reasons to Consider Church Revitalization — Even Over Church Planting

Ron Edmondson

I meet with young church planters frequently. I hope that continues. We had great experiences in two successful church plants and it’s certainly in my heart. Currently we are working to plant churches in Chicago. I love the energy of planting. We need lots of new churches.

How Quick Answers Make Us Stupid

Leadership Freak

Leaders who give quick answers end up surrounded by low-functioning sleepwalkers. Quick answers propagate shallow thinking, irresponsibility, and low engagement. The need for quick answers makes us fear the disruption of new thoughts.… … Continue reading → Curiosity Fear Personal Growth Growth Leadership Leadership Development

Be the Water, Not the Dam

Lead Change Blog

Something incredibly addictive and seductive happens when we change someone’s mind. We want to do it again and again. It’s lovely having so many people aligned with our beliefs. And for those who resist our efforts, we double down, confident that if we keep at it, someday we’ll prevail, and they’ll see things our way. After yet another disagreeable conversation with a determined resistor who was part of my inner circle and who wasn’t going anywhere, I took a step back.

The Right to Work Place Inspiration

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from regular contributor S. Chris Edmonds: You’ve heard of them. Key performance indicators. If I were to ask you to list your company’s top five key performance indicators, you’d probably be able to tell me at least a few of them. However, there may be some that are unclear.

3 Positive Lifestyle Changes You Can Make Now

Women on Business

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Lousy Leaders Enjoy Swinging the Stick of Accountability

Leadership Freak

Lousy leaders enjoy swinging the stick of accountablilty. Ineffective leaders might ask, “How do I hold people accountable?” Their real question is, “How do I pressure resistant people into doing what I want… Continue reading → Accountability Growth Leadership Leadership Development

A Time for Courageous Leadership

Lead Change Blog

“If all decisions were made by the following policy or gaining consensus, my secretary could do my job.” The words came from the CEO of a Fortune 100 company at the company’s senior leadership retreat. It got me thinking about what it means to be an effective leader. Not an administrator who seeks policy compliance; not a manager who directs based on the preference of underlings; but someone who makes the tough calls and dicey judgments. Full disclosure.

The (*Lost) Art of Letter Writing

Jason Womack

Some people say I write a LOT of letters. The letters I write have an opinion. I like to acknowledge the people I write to. And, it’s really easy to find people to send these letters. When I look out. Efficiency/Effectiveness MITs - Most Important Things The Little Things

Everyday Winners – How to Build Mental Toughness One Day at a Time

RapidStart Leadership

How do you win the daily struggle to get out the door? Temperatures have been dropping lately. Now it takes more effort to get out the door for my morning run. Yesterday I had to analyze the weather. Contend with warm clothing decisions. Wrestle them all on.

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4 Tips for Finding the Best Mentor for You

Leadership Freak

New Book Giveaway!! 20 free copies of The Influence Effect: A New Path to Power for Women Leaders. Leave a comment on this guest post by Diana Faison to become eligible to win… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Mentoring

Is Your Workplace Toxic?

Kevin Eikenberry

Toxic. It is a nasty-sounding word, and something we all want to avoid. When I think of the word “toxic” I think of the skull and cross bones symbol on the products that we don’t keep under the sink when we have toddlers.

Living the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

Those who follow my blog have an idea of how I’m spending my time as a retired CEO. I’m working – not for money, for fun.

Your Guide to Proper Product Pricing and How to Tackle It

Women on Business

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I Hung Up the Phone and Just Started Sobbing

Leadership Freak

I told Jenny Dearborn that our story is the answer. She told me about an unexpected conversation with a nine year old boy. He has dyslexia. So does Jenny. Jenny Dearborn, SVP and… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Humility Marks of leaders Personal Growth Taking others higher Growth Leadership Development organizational success

November Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the November 2017. Leadership Development Carnival! The themes for this month include: Workplace Culture. Productivity. Engagement. Inspiration/Creativity. Communication. Development. Leadership. Let’s get started! Workplace Culture.

Leaders & Decision Making: How It Can Badly Impact Others

Joseph Lalonde

This Unseen Influence Can Ruin Everything “Leadership is influence. Nothing more. Nothing less”. This is leadership guru John Maxwell’s simple, core definition for what leadership is. It applies in any context like work, family, ministries, and organizations.

How Do Marketing Influencers Use SEO?

Women on Business

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I Expected Growth to Go Easier

Leadership Freak

I intensified my focus on personal growth and leadership development during the month of October. I expected things to go easier. 7 surprising secrets of personal growth and development: Personal growth and leadership… Continue reading → Feedback Personal Growth Growth Leadership Development

Reduce Employee Turnover

Lead Change Blog

Team leaders have a constant challenge that they must deal with – and it isn’t an easy one to overcome. Hundreds of managers and administrators across the country ask themselves each week – “How can I reduce employee turnover?”. And the answer is simple. You need to stop hiring and working with employees. That’s right. Employees are toxic. Employees are disengaged. Employees are not owners and do not take initiative. Employees make life difficult for you and your teammates.

Ditching the Corner Office for Good

In the CEO Afterlife

Six years ago, Fortune Magazine published my reflections on my rise to the corner office, my life as a CEO and how I coped with the years that followed my exit from the corporate throne. I’ll cut to the chase; my days in the CEO afterlife are as fulfilling as ever.

Adaptation and Controlling Leadership Can’t Coexist

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Leaders who solve complex problems need a special blend of qualities - the curiosity to untangle the variables, the persistence to keep trying, and the openness to change beliefs and strategies as answers emerge from the chaos. . Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking ethical leadership ethical thinking ethics blog positive leadership systems thinking

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Secret Sauce: Mike Bowker Chief Operating Officer of Cable One

Leadership Freak

Welcome to “Secret Sauce Sunday.” I invite leaders who I admire to share real world leadership principles they have learned on their journey. The insights that follow are born in Mike Bowker’s experience.… … Continue reading → Secret Sauce

Weekly Round-Up: 10 Signs You’re Leadership Material, 5 Things Trustworthy Bosses Do, 5 Rules for Living & Leading, Collaborative Workforce, & Courageous Leadership

leaderCommunicator

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts. Ten Signs You're Leadership Material – And Ten Signs You're Not By Liz Ryan ( @humanworkplace via @Forbes ), Forbes “It would be a shame for you to step into a leadership job that revolves around coaching, encouraging and reinforcing your employees if none of those activities appeals to you. Here are ten signs you're ready for a leadership job — and ten signs you're not…”. Weekly Round-Up

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How to Grow Your Consulting Firm NOW (not later)

David A Fields

If you’d like to shake the rust off your consulting firm and jump-start fast moving progress, shift your gaze from the lofty peaks that will take years to ascend to a nearby hill you can crest now. Most business vision exercises are farsighted.

Want a Tighter-Knit Team? Look to the Family For Inspiration

Let's Grow Leaders

It’s our pleasure today to bring you a guest post from Scott Mautz, author of Find the Fire: Reignite Your Inspiration and Make Work Exciting Again. Karin & David Believe it or not, we’re actually now spending more time with coworkers than family; […]. Communication Winning Well communication Compassion connection guest post leadership relationships

Two Hours to Courage

Leadership Freak

Fear talks you out of exceptional and into mediocre. Losing the conversation with fear means: problems persist, teams reach low, and you’re less of a leader than you could be. Cowards dream… Continue reading → Leading

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