Sat.Dec 29, 2012 - Fri.Jan 04, 2013

Is Entrepreneurship Worth the Risk? [Infographic]

Women on Business

A new year is just a couple of days away and with the start of a new year comes reflection and resolutions.

What is Leadership?

Kevin Eikenberry

Less than two weeks ago, actor Charles Durning passed away. In the days that followed, I read this quotation from him. It speaks to acting, his chosen profession, but when I read it, I immediately thought about the application for us as leaders. Stay with me and read on. “What is acting?”

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Mirrors only REFLECT, Not PROJECT

Dave Bratcher

Does your car have a rear view mirror? What about side mirrors? As we wait today for the ball to drop and ring in 2013, we find ourselves in a place only fitting to reflect on the past year.

Purposeful Abandonment: The Art of Letting Go

Leadership Freak

© Qrius4ever | Stock Free Images & Dreamstime Stock Photos You employ systems and strategies for starting, maintaining, and moving forward. Adopt systems for stopping, as well. People who can’t say, “No,” chase all the spilled marbles at once. They’re confused and empty handed in the end. Too many yeses distract, weigh down, and waste energy. [.]. Leadership quotes Leading Marks of leaders Saying No Success Decisions Leadership organizational success Priorities

This Year, Be Ready

Tanveer Naseer

With the arrival of a new year, many of us are naturally caught up in the annual tradition of making resolutions for what we’d like to accomplish over the course of the next 12 months. Regardless of whether we actually commit to achieving these goals beyond the next few weeks or not, there’s something about the start of the new year that motivates us to embrace change and with it, a willingness to roll up our sleeves to improve the status quo.

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The Ten Principles of Pain

Leadership Freak

Pain persists till something changes. Pain increases the longer it’s tolerated. Dentist visits weren’t on my list of things to do during my early college years. We couldn’t afford it. I still have a gap in the back of my mouth where I lost a cavity-filled tooth. Once that tooth started aching, it didn’t stop. It grew worse till it became [.]. Change Health internal struggles interpersonal conflicts Leadership Leadership Development organizational success principles of pain

Defining the Leader You Will be in 2013

C-Level Strategies

Think about the magnitude of your life and the enormous impact you’ve had on the world thus far. You have impacted and changed people’s lives, perhaps in small ways every day, but you have impacted and changed them just the same.

The ‘Engagement Ring’

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development You’ve seen the research. Read the reports. Talked to leaders and employees alike. You know that despite our quantifiable understanding of the bottom-line impact of employee engagement, it continues to elude most organizations.

6 Big Problems Women Leaders Face in 2013

Women on Business

NEWS AND INSIGHTS UPDATE: While women in business have certainly made progress in 2013, the challenges women face in business are far from over. Jill Flynn, Kathryn Heath, and Mary Davis Holt of Flynn Heath Holt Leadership (FHHL) put together a list of the 6 paradoxes women leaders will face in 2013.

Stopping Gossip in 7 Ways (Repost)

Ron Edmondson

(I’m reposting the top posts of the year.). In my job, I hear far more junk than I care to hear. The larger our church gets, the more mess we encounter among the people to whom we minister.

018: How to Have More Great Days at Work | with Chris Rice

Engaging Leader

©2012 Christopher Rice. Christopher Rice is the President and CEO of global consulting firm BlessingWhite, which helps create high-performance cultures that drive results and reinforce organizational values.

The One New Year’s Leadership Resolution You Shouldn’t Keep

Terry Starbucker

You’ve had a difficult year. The team didn’t live up to its expectations, and your operating division is going to miss its budget target. Your bosses are ratcheting up the pressure and the heat is on for better performance. As the new year approaches, you make a resolution.

Get Results, Don’t Make Resolutions

Kevin Eikenberry

It happens at this time of the year, every year. As the New Year arrives, people talk about making resolutions. In fact, the ritual of making promises or resolutions at the start of the New Year goes back as far as the Babylonians, and can be found in nearly every part of the world, in [.].

Civility: The New Employee Attraction and Retention Strategy

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Light Your World Value Creation Workplace Issues Workplace attractiveness is an optimistic attitude or a positive emotion an individual has towards an organization (Aiman-Smith et al. 2001). The attraction process involves a job seeker’s estimate of how well they “feel” their personal needs and values fit the organization’s culture. Gaining an understanding of the factors that can impact the attraction phase of this [.].

Real Reasons Employees Leave Your Company [Infographic]

Women on Business

Why do employees leave your company? It’s probably not for the reasons you think. Bolt Insurance put together the infographic below to identify the biggest reasons why employees leave their jobs and companies using information about the biggest stress inducers identified through research by the American Psychological Association and information about reasons employees leave companies from a Gallup survey.

In 100 Words: The More You Tell


I used to get angry and preachy when my kid threw tantrums till I heard this wonderful statement from a leadership expert, “The more you tell, the less you sell.”. Leadership starts with listening. In face of a conflict, reacting is our natural instinct.

9 Reasons Why Your New Year Resolutions Fail

Rajesh Setty

First of all, why am I even qualified to talk about this topic? I am just like you – lot of my resolutions have failed and lot of my projects have failed but when I have succeeded small number of times, I have done so with flying colors. A couple of examples where I succeeded: 1.

On Leadership, Management and Knowing Where to Tap

Linked 2 Leadership

Here is a story about understanding the difference between management and leadership. An Age Old Story In a rickety old part of town an old man goes to an old boiler factory to fix the only boiler on the work site. He gets shown around, told about the boiler problem, what had happened prior to [.]. Authentic Leadership Emotionally Intelligent Leadership Leadership Lessons Learned Leadership vs. Management Servant Leadership business emotional intelligence leadership Management

Top 10 Servant Leadership Tweeters in 2012

Modern Servant Leader

This past year (2012) marked the third year I’ve compiled the Top Tweeters list (see 2010 & 2011 for more). I’m happy to say the competition increases each year. Below is the top 10 for this year, plus honorable mentions and the award for both. Please be sure to comment with any feedback or anyone I missed. You can also follow all those listed here and more at my “ Servant Leaders” Twitter List. Here’s to an even tougher competition in 2013!

Leadership Lessons from an American Revolution General

Leading Strategies

I just finished a book titled, “Henry Knox, Visionary General of the American Revolution.” ” (Puls, 2008) If you will permit, here are a few leadership lessons drawn from the read. Be Curious.

Hate the Curves and Bored with Cruise Control

Rajesh Setty

This is the grand dilemma that many people face – when the roads are curvy, they complain what it takes to navigate all these curves. It seems like they have to pay 100% attention or they might drive off the road.

12 Challenges for the New Year

Ron Edmondson

Here are 12 challenges for the new year: Quit trying to be someone else – God made you to be you and He didn’t make a mistake. Quit trying to carry all your burdens – God designed you (and me) to be insufficient without Him and to have a relational need for others.

2012 ~ In Six Words

Ravi Pratap Singh

Recently I caught up with the eighth book in the "Six-Word Memoirs" series - " Things Don't Have To Be Complicated: Illustrated Six-Word Memoirs by Students Making Sense of the World " It was simply BRILLIANT!!!

Three Lessons Dick Clark Taught Us About Succession Planning

Next Level Blog

Like millions of Americans on Monday night, I watched Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve to count down to the new year as the ball dropped in Times Square. Of course, it wasn’t the same show as in decades past because Dick Clark passed away last April.

Finding Courage to Begin Again

Leadership Freak

I usually sleep the New Year in and watch the ball drop on the news. New Year’s Eve is an imaginary line in the sand but, I must confess, its power is real. New Year’s inspires us to begin again. Step into the future or settle for the past. Three keys to courageously begin again: [.]. Courage Encouragement Leading Optimism Growth Leadership Leadership Development quotes

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God Will Allow More Than You Can Bear (Repost)

Ron Edmondson

(This remains my most requested and read post of all times. Apparently many people “Google” search for the verse that says what they think it says.). I occasionally like to correct a myth I have heard all my life. How many times has someone said to you, “God will never put more trials on you than you can bear”? I challenge you to show me that in the Bible.

10 Worst Office Coworkers of All Time

Women on Business

Every person who has ever worked in an office environment has come into contact with one or more annoying coworkers. If a lot of people have to share a small space, when the majority of them would rather be somewhere else, there will be people who don’t get along.

Happy New Year!!!

Ravi Pratap Singh

May you soar higher than ever before in 2013. Happy New Year!!!  


7 Principles of Leadership Development

Create Learning

Creating a consulting and coaching process for an organization that wants to develop about 110 high potential employees , some are managers and some will be managers or influential individual contributors.

20,000 Days and Counting: An Interview and Giveaway with Robert D. Smith

Ron Edmondson

This is an interview with Robert D. Smith. Robert is the author of 20,000 Days and Counting and a consultant to numerous best-selling authors, speakers, and entertainers. For over 30 years, he has managed the career of New York Times best-selling author and in-demand speaker Andy Andrews.

Three Critical Skills Every Manager Needs in 2013

Management is a Journey

Happy New Year! This is my first blog post for 2013 and like everyone else I am reflecting on this new year that I’ve been blessed to see. The future is always unknown.

A slightly different perspective on 'resolutions'

Chartered Management Institute

According to recent research, there are three things that lead us to do more of something, and that give greater personal satisfaction. By embracing these in your resolutions there's a far higher chance of you fulfilling the ultimate goal that they were directed towards. You are not watching this post, click to start watching read more

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2012 in Review – My Top 10 Blog Posts

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

As 2012 draws to a close, I have taken the opportunity to sit by the warm fire on this snowing New England Sunday and identify my top ten posts of the year.

Encouragement: A Baker’s Dozen (Repost)

Ron Edmondson

(Counting down the most read posts of the year.). Here’s a random post that came to me this morning. I was thinking about some of the things that encourage me in life. Things such as: A remembrance of God’s love. Cheryl’s smile and knowing she is happy. Time with my boys. A baby’s giggle.