Sat.Dec 17, 2011 - Fri.Dec 23, 2011

Top Leadership Tweeters

Kevin Eikenberry

People ask me often about my use of twitter in part, I suppose because I wrote the book LeadershipTweet. I’ve been on Twitter for a long time, and while Becky Robinson (@beckyrbnsn), our Social Marketing Director, provides direction, advice, and assists me with my tweets, I make time to read the best of the best [.]. Leadership Learning twitter

True Confession: Life as an Introvert

Ron Edmondson

Here’s a quick confession. I’ve told readers before that I’m an introvert. That’s not the confession. I’ve learned lots of pastors are introverted. In fact, I can appear fairly extroverted at times.

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Can Forgiveness in Leadership Be Empowering for All?

C-Level Strategies

As many of my long-standing readers know, I have been on a soulful journey for many months now – focused on personal growth - and I spend time each morning focusing on letting go of what may be holding me back.

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Twas The Night Before Christmas

The Leadership Advisor

It looks like this may become a perennial favorite. I posted it last year and thought it was time to revive it again this year. Enjoy and have a Merry Christmas and a very Happy (and safe) New Year! Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house.

The Demise Of the Org Chart (And the Overs and Unders)

Terry Starbucker

“The days of leading countries or companies via a one-way conversation are over. The old system of ‘command and control’ — using carrots and sticks — to exert power over people is fast being replaced by ‘connect and collaborate’ — to generate power through people.” - Dov Seidman.

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My Most Life Opening Leadership Lesson of 2011

C-Level Strategies

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December Management Journey Carnival

Management is a Journey

Welcome to the December 2011 edition of the Management Journey Blog Carnival. Topics for this month’s Carnival include communication, innovation, lean management, leadership, emotional intelligence, employee engagement, self-management, entrepreneurship, and other related topics. This blog carnival presents 21 top posts from thought leaders around the web. It’s hard to believe it but we’ll be speeding [.].

Searching For That Special Holiday Gift? 5 of My Favorites


Look no further. These gifts will come straight from the heart and give back to you tenfold through stronger followers and organizations. They take some effort, but all are free. Your staff and your company will be forever grateful, and you will lead with greater ease.

Stanley Hudson from The Office on Christmas

Ron Edmondson

I’m with Stanley: How about you? Related posts: Catalyst Atlanta… #Cat11 … Andy Stanley. Catalyst One Day Chicago Session One: Andy Stanley on Momentum. Catalyst One Day Chicago: Andy Stanley on Momentum in our Practices. Culture Funny


Five Ways to Fill Others with Courage

Leadership Freak

I wanted to make a difference when I was a teenager but lacked courage. Encourage means to fill with courage. You have the power to give courage to others. You also have the power to drain people’s courage, to discourage. The hardest thing about my nearly fatal accident isn’t the pain and recovery. It’s the [.]. Courage Criticism Marks of leaders Optimism Personal Growth Power Taking others higher weaknesses courageous action dance of courage great leaders Leadership Development

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On Leadership and Santa Claus, CEO

Linked 2 Leadership

Have you ever run into a leader who had no daily strategy; no plan; no focus; and no idea how to approach getting organized at all? Yeah, me too… Working without a strategy is like setting sail across the Atlantic Ocean with no charts (or GPS) and no idea what your destination looks like, and [.].

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Peace and Goodwill


. For many of us, our biggest and most stressful holiday season is here. Despite all of the hype about Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Super Saturday, you may be able to keep the spirit of the holiday in your heart – year round.

How to Achieve Better Gender Balance through Succession Planning and Development

Great Leadership By Dan

According to research from the book Why Woman Mean Business , women now represent a majority of the talent pool, a majority of the market, and better gender balance in leadership yields better corporate performance.

100 Trends to Watch in 2012

Leading in Context

As we enter 2012, these trend reports will give you a sense of where the world is going in a variety of different areas, from responsible leadership to social media, branding, consumerism, mobile apps and web design, food and color trends. Enjoy! Trends business ethics Leadership leadership skills on leadership what are leadership skills what is ethical leadership what is leadership

A Transformative Opportunity

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Dan does not remember the accident, although he was later told they found his truck down a steep ravine wrapped around a tree. He has a fuzzy recollection of the ride in the helicopter. But he does not remember the EMT folks who saved his life at the scene by inserting a tube into his collapsed lung. Nor does he remember the emergency surgery at the hospital to repair his shattered hip, save his damaged eye, and set his broken hand.

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You Can’t Lead Through Text Messages

Next Level Blog

Last Thursday night, I had the opportunity to moderate a panel discussion on leadership at a celebratory dinner for Eagle Scouts past and present. The panelists were all accomplished people and had a lot of interesting reflections and insights to share. One comment from the dinner that I’ve kept thinking about came from retired Rear Admiral John Butler who’s now an executive with Lockheed Martin.

You Don’t Need Your Own Business to Become an Entrepreneur

Self Help Zen

You started your own business few months ago to become your own boss.

Laying the Groundword for Change

Ron Edmondson

I once asked one of my mentor pastors, (make sure you have one of those) who is in his 90′s now, how he was able to implement major changes in a large, traditional church. (If If you’ve never tried it…trust me…it’s not easy.)

Doing More With Less

Leading Blog

Most companies are asking employees to do more with less. These demands may produce positive results in the short term, but they are not sustainable in the long term. Organizations can do more with less simply by not leaving so much untapped performance on the table.” The frustration people often face in these conditions is not an engagement problem; it is more often an enablement problem.

Leadership Lesson from Captain Picard

Linked 2 Leadership

Leadership lessons come from all sorts of different places. Persons, events, articles, conversations, quotes, scriptures. Some intended as motivational and inspirational, some happenstance and epiphanic. As a fan of the sci-fi genre, I have spent too much time traveling “where no person has gone before.” ” While those hours at first blush may seem like time [.].

Overthinking ushers in a host of adverse consequences

Tony Mayo

Overthinking ushers in a host of adverse consequences: It sustains or worsens sadness, fosters negatively biased thinking, impairs a person’s ability to solve problems, saps motivation, and interferes with concentration and initiative. Moreover, although people have a strong sense that they are gaining insight into themselves and their problems during their ruminations, this is rarely [.]. For Executives Happiness

Some Things I’ve Learned about God Appointments

Ron Edmondson

It was the busiest day of my week. I was prepping for Sunday, had a packed calendar of meetings, and had over-committed my time for the week. I knew I needed to find time to exercise (I’ve wrote about that principle HERE ), so I slipped into the gym when I thought it would be least crowded.

“Sometimes I feel Like Team Building is Sweet Frosting on a Shit Cake”

Create Learning

This is a very honest post, about the struggle that I deal with in trying to make teams and leaders better. If we are to really make your organization function and achieve high performance, we need more than window dressing, recreation and placing Fish stickers on the wall.

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We Should Honour Christmas All Year Long!

Linked 2 Leadership

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” ~ Charles Dickens (1812-1870), English author. From “A Christmas Carol” I was quite taken by this quote from Charles Dickens. This line from “A Christmas Carol” reminds us of the fact that for most people, the true spirit of kindness [.]. Articles of Faith Practical Steps to Influence

20 Successful Habits for New Managers

Management 4-1-1

Whether you are new to management (or you’ve been at it for awhile), it’s critical to build the right skills and success habits to stay in top management form. Here are some sure-fire habits you should have in your management tool-kit: Managing Your Business 1. Know what you were hired to do 2. Become a

Christmas Flash Mob

Ron Edmondson

According to YouTube, Journey of Faith performed a Christmas “Flash Mob” at the South Bay Galleria in Redondo Beach on December 18, much to the delight of local shoppers. One of the best I’ve ever seen…don’t miss the ending. Ever been a part of a flash mob?

Five Ways to Fill Others with Courage

Leadership Freak

I wanted to make a difference when I was a teenager but lacked courage. Encourage means to fill with courage. You have the power to give courage to others. You also have the power to drain people’s courage, to discourage. The hardest thing about my nearly fatal accident isn’t the pain and recovery. It’s the [.]. Courage Criticism Marks of leaders Optimism Personal Growth Power Taking others higher weaknesses courageous action dance of courage great leaders Leadership Development

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7 Lessons for a lifetime from 100 days in Mumbai

Rajesh Setty

Three days after our marriage, Kavitha and I moved to Mumbai. We lived there for about 100 days and then we moved on to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia (Damansara Jaya in Petaling Jaya to be very precise). This was eighteen years ago and I still remember those days and how it shaped the rest of our lives.

Developing Future Leaders – It’s Imperative Not to Wait!

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Great Leadership regular contributor Beth Armknecht Miller: Why is it important to develop future leaders within your company? Continuity of company culture, labor shortages, and an unexpected death of a senior manager are just a few important reasons.

A Leader’s View…

Ron Edmondson

(Art work courtesy of me.). One qualification to be an effective leader, especially at a senior level, is the ability to see beyond the organization’s current path.

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Are You “Dumb” Enough to Lead

Leadership Freak

You rose to leadership because you provided answers and solutions; that’s what individual contributors do. Not so with leaders. In the past, you had all the answers but now you need all the questions. Are you brave enough to not know, even when you think you do? Leaders with answers don’t need teams, they need [.].

Do You Support Innovation?


My fingers clutched the only two stones protruding from the dry and dusty escarpment. A ninety-degree drop immediately to my right, a stone wall to my left, and no sight above my head of where the climb might end, I decided to go back down.

You Have to Make Them Love Their Jobs

Marshall Goldsmith

As corporations' expectations for their professionals have increased, professionals' expectations for their leaders have also increased. Peter Drucker often talked about the importance of effectively leading knowledge workers - professionals who know more about what they are doing than their boss does. In leading today's knowledge workers, it is important to invert the pyramid and look at leadership vis-a-vis the wants and needs of the professional - as opposed to the skills of the leader.

I’m like a girl when it comes to football…

Ron Edmondson

The title of this post may get me in trouble, but there’s a point behind it. In marriage conferences, I used to teach the difference in the way a man and a woman develop respect and love.