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The Top 10 Things Leaders Should Hear From Their Teammates

Terry Starbucker

Let’s count ‘em down, from the bottom to the top: 10. How many of these 10 have you heard? Did I miss anything? Let’s lead well!

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How to Begin a Daily Quiet Time in 5 Easy Steps

Ron Edmondson

I often encounter people who want to begin a daily quiet time, but they aren’t sure how. It should be as free of distractions as possible. Quiet!

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Re-Inventing Brainstorming – Ten Tenets for Better Idea Generation

Kevin Eikenberry

Brainstorming – the creation of new or possible ideas – is a critical part of any problem solving or creative process. We all know it. We know that we must have ideas in order find solutions to problems. We even know that the more ideas we find, the better chance we’ll have of creating the [.].

Three Signs That Your Slide Deck Stinks

Next Level Blog

Earlier this year, I was with an executive who was proudly showing me the Power Point presentation he had prepared for an upcoming strategic offsite. We got through three slides and he turned to me. Please click the headline to read the whole story. Books executive presence Random observations

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Do Your Employees Leave In Handcuffs?

The Leadership Advisor

If I were to ask, “ How do you manage an employee? “, most people would have similar generic ideas. So what makes this so difficult?

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Can An Exception Help Develop Your Organization?

The Leadership Advisor

No matter your organization size, make-up or geographic location, there is always an anomaly at work within it. Who are these people?

7 Ways to Make Bible Reading Fun

Ron Edmondson

A young college-aged girl told me recently that she didn’t enjoy reading her Bible and asked if there was an alternative book. Well…no!

Getting started with Google Plus – managing your privacy, sharing content and 10 additional resources

Krishna De

{lang: 'en-GB'} Have you received an invitation to join Google Plus ? Watch the video below or online at YouTube : ADDITIONAL GOOGLE PLUS RESOURCES.

Leadership in 6 Key Words

Linked 2 Leadership

As I read the many great posts on this blogazine (and elsewhere), it seems we often take for granted a key question: What exactly is leadership? I want to propose a working definition, and get your feedback on what you think. 6 Key [.].

A Simple Checklist (But No Simpler)


Albert Einstein believed that supreme goal of all theory is to make the irreducible basic elements as simple and as few as possible. He said, “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.” Here are some very basic (irreducible) questions that can act as powerful checklist to assess your processes. – Why

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7 Suggestions for those Studying to be a Pastor

Ron Edmondson

I have the opportunity to talk with lots of young pastors each week. Great question! Those were my suggestions. What would you add to my list?

Secrets to a Real Vacation

Kevin Eikenberry

I’m not a travel agent, and I don’t work for an airline or cruise ship company. This article isn’t about where you should vacation, what places you should visit or what foods you should eat. For the important point I hope to make in the next few hundred words, those parts of our vacation matter [.]. Leadership Learning Teams vacation

The Silent Language of Leaders

Linked 2 Leadership

Communication is difficult. Sometimes the message you intend to get across is understood by others, but many times it is not. Communication consists of more than the spoken or written word—nonverbal messages are conveyed as well.

Managing with integrity

Bud to Boss

“It takes a lifetime to build a good reputation, but you can lose it in a minute.”. Will Rogers. Investigations are ongoing. Lying. Playing favorites.

Book Giveway: Man Shoes by Tom Watson

Ron Edmondson

I explained recently that I have a new heart stirring. You can read about it HERE. Talk about perfect timing! They give away a kit!

Visionary Leadership: Proof of Power in Pursuing Passion

C-Level Strategies

This is because many leaders have a hard time describing their true vision. On the other hand, people light up when they talk about their passions!

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You Get the Culture You Pay For

Next Level Blog

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been ignoring articles in the Financial Times about a cell phone hacking scandal in England. This morning, the New York Times picked up the story in a big way and I. Please click the headline to read the whole story. Current Affairs Leadership

The Decline of Civilizations

Orrin Woodward

Why do civilizations rise, decline, and fall? Civilizations as diverse as the Sumerians, Egyptians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, and Chinese all declined, eventually falling under their own weight. Is decline the natural condition of life, with growth being a temporary anomaly in the march of history? God Bless, Orrin Woodward. Main Page Leadership

4 Times Responsiveness is Critical

Ron Edmondson

Responsiveness is extremely important in leadership and organizational health. It’s one of the non-negotiables for teams I lead. (I

The Importance of Tracking Your Time

Six Disciplines

If you want to improve performance (or increase capacity or capability), you need to track the one thing that you'll never get back: time. In order to improve effectiveness and efficiency, you must understand how your time is being used. In other words, all of these advances have taught us how to be more efficient. made us more effective ?

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4 Reasons Why Your Boss Should Take A Vacation

Tanveer Naseer

The beginning of July often marks for many the official start of summer, with children being off from school for the summer break paired with the warmer weather and sunny skies that marks this time of the year. Trust me when I say your employees will be thankful that you did.

People and Things


Ever have one of “those” moments? … You know, the kind where you’re minding your own business and all of a sudden, bang!, Taking a hike (literally!).


Let’s Talk Mentoring

Ron Edmondson

I have had mentors in my life since I was in my early twenties. These men have added so much to the quality of my life. Hopefully more to come!

Is Email Taking Over Your Life? 7 ways to get your life back

Strategy Driven

During a recent film shoot in Tucson, Arizona for a new Internet project, I woke up at 4am unable to sleep. Jolt! : In Jolt! Don’t over email.

Independence Day: Would You Have Signed?


I wrote this several years ago and post it each 4th of July: The document is on the table. Although some of your colleagues are making jokes, each one knows that the signature places the signer's head in a hangman's noose. To sign means you will be regarded as a traitor by the nation that has held your loyalty since birth. Others will shun you.

Businesses urged to employ more Brits

Chartered Management Institute

Iain Duncan Smith, the Works and Pensions Secretary has caused uproar over his call to businesses to give the young unemployed British workers a chance and not to “fall back on labour from abroad”. You are not watching this post, click to start watching


Footwashing for Leaders

Leading Blog

An easy trap for any leader to fall into is the “Look what I did!” Success easily erodes humility. Humility isn’t about the lack of ambition, but acknowledging the luck, the good fortune, and the contributions of others to your success. It is the humility that comes with a habit of respect for others. It is indeed. Humility is all about perspective.

Sit and Wait?

Kevin Eikenberry

“You want to take action every day, not sit around waiting for something to happen.&# -Richard Bolles, Author Questions to Ponder What action have I taken today? What action will I take next? Action Steps Get up and get going. Decide what action will make a difference for you and your future, even if it [.].

Intentionally Loving People

Ron Edmondson

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.&# John 15:12. No one does that better than my wife Cheryl. I love that.

Ethical Leadership Context

Leading in Context

The context for ethical leadership is broader than you may think. Here are some quotes that bring the concept to life: Ethical Leader Trends ethical ethical leadership context ethical leadership development ethics ethics training leadership ethics training quotes

HBR on INSPIRING & EXECUTING INNOVATION: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Harvard Business Review on INSPIRING & EXECUTING INNOVATION Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (2011) How to create and then deliver new or better products and services This is one of the volumes in a series of anthologies of articles that first appeared in HBR. In this instance, its ten articles focus on one or [.].

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How to Be Free from Tyranny of Inevitability


Together with other fellow-Twitter fans, we discussed the topic of Foresight. frontpage

Conflict Prevention: Just Fix the Problem

The Recovering Engineer

It does make me aware, and that awareness helps me to correct my thinking more quickly. In both cases, moving to a “How can I fix this for you?&#

Building Community with LinkedIn Groups (and Cutting Down on Self-Promotion)

Managing Communities

In May, at WordCamp Raleigh, I ran into Ray Mitchell, a Winston Salem, North Carolina-based web designer, who I had met previously. SixFour Web Design is his company. Mr. Mitchell recently shared a blog post request for me Twitter: “Special tips for managing LinkedIn Groups to build real community vs. self-promotion.&# Thank you for the [.].

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