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Leadership & Influence

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. You cannot be a effective leader without influence. Remove these people from your network.

5 Characteristics of an Excellent Team Member

Ron Edmondson

I love team dynamics and organizational structures. This saves everyone time and speeds progress. I can somewhat agree, but not sure I do completely.

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5 Truisms About Leadership and Corporate Culture Leaders Cannot Ignore

C-Level Strategies

It can’t be escaped – the impact of corporate culture on talent management and organizational success, that is. Her response?

10 Key Lessons On Leading Virtual Teams Effectively


We live in times where more and more work is executed by teams that are geographically distributed. Leading a virtual team, fostering collaboration and binding them to common set of objectives is one of the key challenges for business leaders. Share Leadership Responsibilities : Success of distributed team depends largely on leadership model.

Beware of Flattery

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Praise” is most commonly defined as: the expression of favorable judgment or sincere appreciation.

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You Don’t Have To Be Perfect To Be A Leader

Lead Change Blog

Over the years, I have always enjoyed reading articles about some of the great sports coaches. While I’m not a sports fan myself, I find the methods of coaches who consistently produce championship teams very helpful in understanding how to … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders.

5 Reasons a Church or Organization Stops Growing

Ron Edmondson

I was talking with a church recently that had explosive growth, but things have slowed. They wanted to know why they were not growing any longer. I decided to share my quick answer here. Obviously, God is ultimately in charge of a churches growth. In some situations, God may have even taken His hand from the church. What would you add?

My Treadmill Desk: Why & How I Built It.

Tony Mayo

Treadmill Desk wwww.tony View more presentations from tonymayo. Why & How I Made My Treadmill Desk Here is the text from the slide show in case the PowerPoint above does not work in your browser. I read in Scientific American about the mounting evidence that many health problems and premature deaths were attributable [.].

Recognition: The Follower's Need and the Leader's Responsibility


The coyote of Ennio Morricone’s theme song, “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” howled in my mind, triggered by the present scene. frontpage

Five Ideas for Dealing with Complacent People

Lead Change Blog

Leaders sometimes have to deal with complacent people – those people who are seemingly happy with their current position or status or job performance. Gather leaders and coaches for any length of time and this challenge is likely to come … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders.

The Life of an Idea on a Healthy Team

Ron Edmondson

Healthy teams allow every idea a chance to live… The healthiest teams don’t contain an idea killer… Healthy teams: Brainstorm.

The Four Quadrants of Management Time – Where Do You Spend Yours?

Management 4-1-1

Over the past week, I had the opportunity to connect with some amazing leadership talent and discuss a number of management topics. One of the most impactful, was a discussion regarding where we (as managers) spend the bulk of our time (and if that is the right mix). In this post, I identify four Quadrants

A Case for Reconsidering the Way We’ve Always Done It

Leading Blog

A society that doesn’t train their children to think critically, to be aware of those around them, and to serve, must create more rules and regulations than can be accounted for. There will never be enough rules—there are too many variables—especially when people begin to direct their creativity in dysfunctional ways. And we pay a price.

Leaders Take a Chance

Lead Change Blog

After Lyle hired me, I saw the position profile the recruiter had used for the placement: 10+ years management experience in a B2C service industry, bachelor’s in accounting required, law degree preferred, and a working knowledge of telecommunications. Leadership Development Self Leadership chance Difference lead change take a risk

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The Art of the Dumb Question

Mills Scofield

When I was a child, my parents always answered a question with an answer that led to another question. So early on, I learned to just keep asking questions. It drove my teachers nuts (don’t get me started on education!) and drives my husband nuts (like that’s the only reason!).

The Sam Malone Leadership Secret (They Want To Go Where Everybody Knows Their Name)

Terry Starbucker

For 15 years I worked for a man named Bill Bresnan. He was a cable television pioneer and one of the legends in the industry, having built his first cable system in 1958, and quickly rising to the top in the early 70′s as the CEO of TelePrompter. Yes, that Sam Malone – the character in the TV show Cheers. It was called caring.

Why Leaders Shouldn’t Lose Sight of the Basics

Tanveer Naseer

Last week, my wife and I decided to take advantage of the kids’ being off from school for March Break (what we call here la semaine de relâche ) to go on a family vacation at a nearby resort. However, there were some drivers who made no adjustments to their driving in response to the poor weather conditions. Tweet This! Share this on Facebook.

5 Levers to Raise the Importance of the Group

Lead Change Blog

“There is a tendency to prize a few standout individuals while ignoring how much they draw on their surrounding systems of support,” wrote HBR journalist Michael J. Mauboussin in October 2009. His words were pulled from an article advocating the … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders.

The Reason for Leadership

Orrin Woodward

Here is a portion of an article on Systematic Thinking, a key tool in a leader's arsenal. The full article is available on the TEAM site. The plan is simple - develop the patterns and systems to satisfy the customer, teach the patterns and systems to the employees, and reap the harvest of satisfied customers through a duplicatable business system.

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When Leadership and Love Are One

C-Level Strategies

I am in Boston today for the wake and funeral of my beloved grandmother, the matriarch of my Italian family. You understand your responsibilities.

The most common mistakes made when initiating change

First Friday Book Synopsis

Most change initiatives fail or at least fall far short of original expectations and reasons vary from one debacle to the next. John Kotter has identified what he believes are the eight most common mistakes that are made and what he doesn’t know about the subject really isn’t worth knowing. As is frequently the case [.].

Transactional Leadership | Part 5 | Contribute vs. Collaborate

Lead Change Blog

Today we’ll wrap up this series on the differences between Transactional Leadership and Servant Leadership. We’ve seen 4 words to disrupt our leadership foundation. These four words are: Respect, Serve, Trust, and Collaborate.

Do You Coach People? - A Handy Reference for You

Building Personal Strength

Have you ever thought of yourself as a coach? Have you ever been in a relationship where you advised or encouraged someone? Enjoy! Post by Dennis E.

Human Resource (HR) Manager Challenges

Coaching Tip

By guest author Jay Weiss of JGI Consultants. The recruiting process itself is actually the first impression the candidate will have of the company.

You Can’t Handle The Truth

The Leadership Advisor

As a leader within, or of, an organization/team you have the responsibility of facing the unadulterated truths that creep up from time to time.

10 business and leadership lessons from Niccolo Machiavelli

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an article written by Steve Tobak for BNET (February 10, 2011), The CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET newsletters, please click here. * * * Few historical figures are as divisive and polarizing as Niccolo [.].

In Praise of Friendship - Live Long and Prosper

Building Personal Strength

Greeting me one morning on Yahoo's home page was a self-help article with an alluring title: " 5 Ways to Cheat Death." Who wouldn't like to do that?

Person in the Mirror

Marshall Goldsmith

Can you see in yourself what others see in you, or do you see in others what you don't see in yourself? As a Ph.D. student at UCLA in the 70s, I had a self-image of being 'hip.' I believed I was involved in discovering deeper human understanding, selfactualization, and profound wisdom. Early in my Ph.D. I started talking about people in Los Angeles.

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Plan:Do:Check:Act: Team Building Processing & De-Briefing

Create Learning

Even if the team is doing awesome every 3-5 minutes the action will stop and we will quickly go through the model. Here is the model; Plan. Check.

The Questioning Manager: The Power of Questions

Management 4-1-1

Each and every day, we are constantly bombarded with information and opinions. Often, we are asked to treat them as unquestioning fact. As managers and leaders, we can either accept the information we receive, or take the time to think critically and ask questions. I choose the latter! I’ve recently have been inspired by the

A Teen in Your Life - The 3 Things That Matter Most

Building Personal Strength

Do you have a teenager in your life? I ask this question a lot these days, because a lot of people are in this situation. But it didn't. I was lucky.

Consequences Need to Follow Irresponsible Behavior

Your Voice of Encouragement

I was shaking my head as I left the doctor’s office today. And it wasn’t because of anything he did. He makes no effort to get a job.

Recognizing System Loops in Life

Orrin Woodward

Systems Thinking has been defined as an approach to problem solving, by viewing "problems" as parts of an overall system, rather than reacting to specific parts, outcomes or events and potentially contributing to further development of unintended consequences. The fable of the blind men. Main Page Leadership

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The Questions Leaders Need to Ask About “No-Fly Zones”

Next Level Blog

Every so often, a word or phrase will pick up so much buzz that everyone starts talking about it at once. This week, the catch phrase “no fly zone” has achieved that status. As the Libyan dictator. Please click the headline to read the whole story. Current Affairs Leadership