Sat.Mar 17, 2012 - Fri.Mar 23, 2012

The Power of Asking for What You Want

C-Level Strategies

As Co-Founder and Co-Host of Leadership Chat on Twitter, I spend a fair amount of time on the phone with leadership authors talking about how we might spotlight their brilliant experiences and insights during our weekly Tuesday evening global chats.

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Five Great Teamwork Verses From the Bible

Great Results Team Building

There are certainly many other Bible verses that could be discussed as relating to great teamwork, but this list identifies five that are strong and inspiring examples for the topic.

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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. I was responsible for ordering the basic items in my department, making sure we were always in stock with regular sellers. One of those items was a collar extender.

The Four Disciplines of Organizational Health

Leading Blog

Patrick Lencioni believes that the single greatest advantage any company can achieve is organizational health. Unfortunately most leaders prefer to deal with the data-driven world of organizational intelligence.

5 Reasons Visionary Leaders May Fail to Execute

C-Level Strategies

There is very little I’ve experienced in the business world that is more frustrating than working with a visionary leader who inspires me completely and yet can’t execute.

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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. But it utilises this same understanding: Attention needs to be grabbed and then retained if you’re to make a lasting impact with the intention of affecting future behaviour. So [.]. Authentic Leadership Coaching Corner Organizational Health Values-Based Leadership business leadership Managemen

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 [.]. Books Leadership Learning Setting Goals Success business entrepreneurship goal achievement

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. If you’re not ready for the demands of progress, stay away from it. Here are 7 reasons to avoid progress: It will stretch you – You will be going in areas you’ve never been before.

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

Rich Gee Group

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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

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, [.]. Change Change Leadership Communication Leadership Learning Quotations Ron D. Burton

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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. The great leader understands this, especially when it comes to managing a staff to successful outcomes.

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. Good leaders are willing to sacrifice of themselves to help people accomplish something of value, which they may not be willing or know how to do on their own.

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

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 [.]. Leadership Learning Personal Development Relationships

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. My guess is a lot of leadership coaches soaked up that. Click headline to continue.

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. Cheryl and I have loved each of our groups. Some of our best friends in life have come from these groups.

Keep Calm and Carry On

Leading Blog

Stuart and Mary Manley are proprietors of one of the most beautiful secondhand bookstores anywhere— Barter Books —in the northeast corner of Northumberland, England.

How to Discuss a Problem with Your Manager

Great Leadership By Dan

When you’ve been a manager for a long time, or are used to working with lots of managers, you sometimes forget how hard it is for an employee to approach their boss to discuss something that’s bothering them.

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. This carnival presents 21 top posts from thought leaders around the web. Let’s get started! An Oldie [.].

4 Reminders in Times of Betrayal

Ron Edmondson

I was talking with a pastor recently who has been betrayed by someone in his church. He told him a secret in confidence and soon learned the friend had shared it with another…who shared it with another…who shared it with another…and you know the rest of this story.

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 [.]. Articles of Faith Christ-like Leader Randy Minchew Servant Leadership

Study: Women Score Higher in Majority of Leadership Competencies - Diversity Executive []

Weekly Leader

Of the 16 competencies Zenger Folkman measures that differentiate high performers from those who are average or poor, women excel at 12 of the 16. These include behaviors such as being perceived as honest, problem solving, driving for results, taking initiative, communicating powerfully, inspiring and motivating, building relationships, developing others, collaboration and teamwork, and championing change. competency comp women diversity leadership

Recognizing Habits That Undermine Goals

Coaching Tip

Minds at Work in Cambridge, Mass, founded by Robert Kegan, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Lisa Lahey, a development psychologist who also teaches at Harvard, guides executives through a step-by-step process of self-examination and gradual behavioral change.

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My Simple Anti-Procrastination Motto.

Rich Gee Group

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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 [.].

Amplify the Employee Voice

Women on Business

Guest post by Sarah Hedayati (learn more about Sarah at the end of this post). I’ve been fond of the show Undercover Boss since it premiered two years ago. I hadn’t seen the show in a while, so the other night I decided to tune in.

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. Current Affairs Organizational Development Personal Presence Team Building John Elway Peyton Manning sports leadership talent management Tim Tebow

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: [.].

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

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. I wasn’t surprised in the least.

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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Presentations: Longer is Sometimes Not Better.

Rich Gee Group

I had to deliver a keynote to a large group of business owners the other day. I was asked to compose a quick 6-8 minute talk — and if you know me, it’s a VERY short time to talk. I used iWork Keynote with an LCD projector (all set up well ahead of time) — [.]. Blog Business Coaching C-Level Career Coaching Tip Ways & Tips Keynote Presentations

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