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The Power of Asking for What You Want

C-Level Strategies

But it’s a rare occurrence for a world renowned leadership author to reach out to me and ask to put my story in his book! Take decisive action.

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Five Great Teamwork Verses From the Bible

Great Results Team Building

In the Bible, though, the teamwork that is mentioned is not the goal. 1 Peter 4:8-10. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. Great Result

7 Things I Learned from a Poor Management Experience

Ron Edmondson

Years ago I was working in retail. I was in college, but serving as an area manager for a large department store. You know you wanted to know that.).

The Four Disciplines of Organizational Health

Leading Blog

Patrick Lencioni believes that the single greatest advantage any company can achieve is organizational health. Discipline 2: Create Clarity.

5 Reasons Visionary Leaders May Fail to Execute

C-Level Strategies

At the same time, I’ve discovered during the course of my career it’s rare to find a truly visionary leader who excels at both. Thank you!

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Leaders: “Because” or “Be the Cause?”

Linked 2 Leadership

My first graduate qualification was in Communication Studies and it was consistently lectured that communication should be clear and concise. This concept pre-dates the 140-character Twitter-style update. So [.]. Authentic Leadership Coaching Corner Organizational Health Values-Based Leadership business leadership Management

Business at the Speed of Now

Kevin Eikenberry

This week’s Resource Recommendation is Business at the Speed of Now by John M. Bernard. I can’t think of a businessperson or leader who wouldn’t be interested in increasing the speed of their operations, which makes the title of this book very appealing. The book, as promised, is focused around the concept of creating greater speed [.].

7 Reasons to Avoid Progress

Ron Edmondson

Be very careful with progress. Progress can be a fun ride, but it can also get you into trouble. It requires change to fuel and maintain the momentum.

When Your Company Throws You A Left Hook To The Chin.

Rich Gee Group

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The Ultimate Leadership Balancing Act (But Don’t Get Too Comfortable)

Terry Starbucker

Leadership should never be “ comfortable “ The leadership pool should never be tranquil. Waves are good. Just a lot of calm waters. WRONG.

Change vs. Consistency

Kevin Eikenberry

This is the 700th blog post on this blog, and because I blogged previously here, this is really my 1532nd post since March of 2004. This fact got me thinking about consistency, and led me to today’s quotation. “But change must always be balanced with some degree of consistency.” ” - Ron D. Burton, lawyer, businessman, [.].

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A Leadership Questionnaire

Ron Edmondson

I am frequently interviewed by students who are in leadership classes. Occasionally, I feel the questions may be of interest to others. Recently, a Christian student in Ohio asked me these questions: What makes a good leader? The ability to attract people to follow and the vision, discipline, and wisdom to take them somewhere. Leadership

Being Smart is Not Enough

Leading Blog

Being smart has become a commodity. It's permission to play, says Patrick Lencioni. He writes in The Advantage : In this world of ubiquitous information and nanosecond technology exchange, it’s harder than it has ever been in history to maintain a competitive advantage based on intelligence or knowledge….I

How to Discuss a Problem with Your Manager

Great Leadership By Dan

Being a victim. Passive aggressiveness. Discussing the problem with their co-workers, friends, and family. She’s going to fire me”. Me: “Really?

It’s Never Too Late to Catch Up

Kevin Eikenberry

I’m on vacation this week with my family in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our day yesterday included lunch with our accountant and his wife. He became my accountant nearly 20 years ago after I got to know him through his wife, with whom I had worked. We also had dinner with people who [.].

5 Suggestions When the Pastor Leads a Small Group

Ron Edmondson

Since beginning Grace Community Church I have personally led a small group study, many times meeting in our home. It models groups for the church.

How to Coach Leaders to Really Change

Next Level Blog

There was a great article in the New York Times on Sunday called “Helping Managers Find, and Fix, Their Flaws.” ” It details the seminal work of Harvard’s Bob Kegan and Lisa Lahey and how they’ve leveraged their research to help leaders make lasting changes that make them more effective. Click headline to continue.

Keep Calm and Carry On

Leading Blog

To be used in a time of crisis or invasion, this poster was never officially issued to the public. Weekend Supplement

March Management Journey Carnival

Management is a Journey

Welcome to the March 2012 edition of the Management Journey Carnival! Topics for this month’s Management Journey Blog Carnival include communication, marketing, employee engagement, product development, innovation, ethics, workplace diversity, talent management, conflict resolution, social networks, and other related topics. Let’s get started!

4 Reminders in Times of Betrayal

Ron Edmondson

I was talking with a pastor recently who has been betrayed by someone in his church. Consider these thoughts from the life of David. You have emotions.

Articles of Faith: Leadership and the Servant Spirit

Linked 2 Leadership

What makes a great leader? How do leaders inspire, guide, and serve in their role? Who can we all reliably look to for the true heart of leadership? A valuable lesson is taught by the servant spirit that Jesus Christ possessed and used to guide his disciples. While many CEOs of businesses are, unfortunately, concerned with [.].

Recognizing Habits That Undermine Goals

Coaching Tip

If you are stuck, get unstuck. Here's how. Use this four column exercise to become aware of what "big assumption" you are protecting: .

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My Simple Anti-Procrastination Motto.

Rich Gee Group

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Amplify the Employee Voice

Women on Business

Guest post by Sarah Hedayati (learn more about Sarah at the end of this post). She went undercover to learn more about the employee experience.

Why is Leadership So Difficult?

Linked 2 Leadership

I’ve had the pleasure of being on vacation in a warm destination for the past ten days and have spent many hours lounging by the pool with one eye on my son and one ear eavesdropping on many conversations. I’m always curious about people’s complaints about their work environments, especially about their leaders. Nothing beats [.].

John Elway for Manager of the Year?

Next Level Blog

While fans of Tim Tebow will likely vehemently disagree, I’d have to put Denver Broncos GM John Elway in the running for manager of the year. And not just NFL manager of the year; anybody’s manager of the year. Let me be the first to acknowledge that I enjoyed Tebowmania and Tebow Time as much as anyone. As I wrote. Click headline to continue.

Great Story: Improvement and Tending the Garden


Improvement is not a product. It is process. On the journey to improve constantly, you can never announce that you have arrived because there isn’t a destination. If you get certified against an external standard, that is a milestone which can provide a framework to improve further. Organizations often fall in trap of thinking about

3 Simple Rules In Life.

Rich Gee Group

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Leaders: What The Heck Is DiSC?

Linked 2 Leadership

This is the first in a series of blogs in which I will explain the most common personality survey on the market today. DiSC is the foundation of understanding for virtually every human personality type. The science of DiSC is proven and trusted all over the world as the benchmark for all employee behavioural testing. D.I.S.C. stands for: [.].

7 Most Powerful Lessons From Life & Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership I recently sat down and created a list of the most powerful lessons I’ve learned so far, in life and in leadership. Seven of those lessons stand out as lessons that are critically important to share: Your calling can become your idol if you let it.

Getting Executives on Social Media Boosts Leadership Development - Chief Learning Officer, Solutions for Enterprise Productivity []

Weekly Leader

New research shows that leaders who use social media help raise their brand’s profile, instill confidence in the company’s leadership team and build greater trust, brand loyalty and purchase intent among customers. socialmedia leadership

Why Directors Should Give a Damn About Culture

In the CEO Afterlife

During my tenure as a CEO, my Board of Directors never challenged me with questions pertaining to the corporate culture. This, I am not arguing.

Power Questions: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Power Questions: Build Relationships, Win New Business, and Influence Others Andrew Sobel and Jerold Panas John Wiley & Sons (2011) If you don’t know the right questions to ask and how/when to ask them, you’ll never find the right answers. I do not know of another business thinker, indeed another person, who asks better questions [.].

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A Springtime Leadership Lesson From The Birds

Tanveer Naseer

As this week marks the official start of Spring for most northern countries, I wanted to take the opportunity to revisit an idea I wrote about sometime ago about a seasonal event in these parts and the lessons we can glean from it on leadership and organizational success.