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4 Ways to Use Your Blog to Land a New Job or Client

C-Level Strategies

By Lisa Petrilli. Assuming that your blog is a genuine reflection of who you are personally and professionally, it can be a valuable tool when seeking a new position or the opportunity to work with a new client

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7 Warning Signs You May Be a Controlling Leader | Ron Edmondson

Ron Edmondson

I'm seeing and hearing more about controlling leadership lately. I regularly talk to young leaders through my blog and many of them feel they are working for one. The odd thing, however, is that many controlling leaders never really

Looking For Leadership

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Really? Identifying leaders? Have we really degenerated to this point? News Flash – If you have to look for leadership it doesn't exist…Today's post is not going to sit well with many in

Culture of Success: Mastering the Art of Discipline

The Leadership Advisor

Part 2 of a 6 part blog series on developing a culture that breeds success. Make sure you add the RSS feed to your reader so you don’t miss anything in this series! You have a great vision, you’ve planned and prepared…so now what?

The First Seven Things to Do When You Get Promoted

Kevin Eikenberry

Seven essential tasks to complete after a promotion or when getting a new job

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Advocacy to Shift Culture

Women on Business

Organizations working on raising awareness of inclusiveness and why it is essential for businesses to survive are well served by advocacy programming. This is very true as it relates to organizations that are working to increase gender

The Most Inspirational Social Media I've Ever Seen.

Rich Gee Group

Every so often, a good friend sends you a story, an article, or a video in this case, that not only gives you hope and inspires you, it knocks your social media socks off. I know this will go viral (259000 views since Sunday

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4 Characteristics of A Trustworthy Leader

Linked 2 Leadership

Trust is absolutely essential and necessary to leadership. But just how trustworthy are we? And can it be measured or gauged in real time? Trust could sometimes be perceived as a quality a leader has or doesn't have

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Tangible Recognition of Company Values

Tony Mayo

The telephone and Internet were still not connected three days after moving our office. I had spent way too much time on hold and hearing excuses from Verizon. I needed get free of their bureaucracy to focus on running my business

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The Power of Persuasion

Lead Change Blog

No longer is there a need for the leader who is rarely seen and even more rarely heard. I believe there are opportunities to lead from wherever you sit in your organization. This blog post, however, is focused on those … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders. Career Development Change Management Leadership Development communication Compelling Messaging Corporate Culture Employee Motivation Inspirational Leadership Persuasion and Influence

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The Rise Of Female Leadership

What Do You Want From Them

"A mythical bird that never dies, the Phoenix flies far ahead to the front, always scanning the landscape and distant space. It represents our capacity for vision, for collecting sensory information about our environment and the events unfolding within it.

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It Takes a Team

The Recovering Engineer

From Bud to Boss I've been traveling to lead workshops, on vacation (sort-of), and working hard with my co-author and colleague, Kevin Eikenberry, and the rest of the Kevin Eikenberry Group team to get ready for the launch of our book

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Sleep Your Way to the Top with Arianna Huffington

Tony Mayo

If the scientific evidence I have presented has not convinced you to get enough sleep perhaps this celebrity endorsement will tip the balance. Share it

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Workplace Trust – Cultivating Leaders

Lead Change Blog

Heather Coleman’s excellent post on trust started me thinking about some of the attributes of trust. In the web economy, trust must have at least three components: identity, privacy and security. Many social-networking powerhouses such as Facebook have two but … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders. Leadership Development Workplace Issues brand Corporate Culture Culture identity micro-management privacy security trust

Are You A Super-Connector?

Rich Gee Group

Keith Ferrazzi uses a term in his book, Never Eat Alone, called the 'Super Connector'. His definition (paraphrased from his book & site): “Super Connectors are people who maintain contact with thousands of people in many different

Why Ability Doesn't Always Lead to Confidence – The Trouble With.

Women on Business

Guest post by Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D. you can learn more about Heidi at the end of this post). Successful women know only too well that in any male-dominated profession, we often find ourselves at a distinct disadvantage

The Magical Career Fairy Will Help You


The magical career fairy is watching you. Because you are doing such great work, she'll soon tap you with her enchanted wand and sprinkle you with sparkly fairy dust and you'll get that key project, significant promotion, raise

5 Key Lessons From Learning Organizations


Problems, challenges and inefficiencies (in one way or the other) are a part of any organization. How organizations deal with them makes all the difference. In my career so far, I have (broadly) seen two kinds of organizations

The Differences Between Feedback and Advice, and Why It Matters

Kevin Eikenberry

Feedback and advice. In modern organizational life they are related terms. When you look at them grammatically, they are connected, but not as related as I thought before I researched them a bit. From here are the

7 Ways to Ensure Your Email Gets Read | Ron Edmondson

Ron Edmondson

I've been having a problem with my youngest son lately. He isn't reading all the emails he should be reading. In fact, we almost missed paying some fees he had due for college, which could have made him miss some deadlines for school

Leading Diversity

Lead Change Blog

This week I was reminded of the diversity in leadership while attending the International Computer Electronics Show (CES). With well over a hundred thousand people attending, I often found myself watching, listening and interacting with a very diverse group from … Continue reading → Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders. Leadership Development Collaborate communication Difference diversity Teamwork trust

Quality? Excellence? What?


I was casually discussing quality and excellence with one of my old friends. We were exchanging our ideas on these topics, when I realized that he used the words quality and excellence interchangeably. This led to some more thinking and

The Biggest Challenge for 2011? Execution or People?

Six Disciplines

Do You Find It Hard to Apologize?

Your Voice of Encouragement

Offering an apology doesn't come easy when you're the one who's made a mistake or done something wrong. Yet those two simple words, “I'm sorry,” go a long way to making amends and restoring a relationship. Learn what may be keeping you

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Creating a Learning Organization - Teachable Moments

Orrin Woodward

“Teachable Moments” are one of the quickest ways to create a learning organization, helping the entire team to learn from the many mistakes on the journey to excellence. The attitude of learning organizations is, if we are going to make mistakes anyway, let’s go ahead and learn from them. Learning organizations improve daily without playing the blame game or passing the buck. Only someone with significant results in the organization ought to apply the “Teachable Moment” process.

Work Life Lead: What Do We Want From Our Life & Work?

Weekly Leader

At the beginning of a year, it is helpful to step back and reflect upon where we are in our life and work. I ask about my goals for my life and work, and how to approach the next 12 to 18 months with more focus and intention. What I’ve learned has really come from listening [.] Related posts: Work Life Lead: The Myth of Balance. Work Life Lead: Create Goodness. Work Life Lead: The Steward’s Art.

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5 Example of a Leader for a Season

Ron Edmondson

I am frequently asked when is the right time to leave a leadership position. I once wrote 8 Ways to Know It's Time to Quit. It's still one of my most requested blog topics. This is a hard decision for many leaders

10 Communication Tips for Leaders

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Want to lead more effectively? Communicate more effectively. Communication skills are so essential for leaders that it is simply impossible to become a great leader without being a great

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There Will Always Be "Others"

Chris Brady

In reading the story of the Pentecost, that day on which the Apostles were visited by the Holy Spirit and given the power of signs and wonders and speaking to all nations, I was struck by something: the "Others

Sorry, You've Used Up All of Your Meeting Budget

Next Level Blog

Recently, I spoke about leadership to a group of newly promoted senior managers. Like just about every other leadership group I speak to everyone in the room agreed that one of their biggest. Please click the headline to read the

The Rainmaker 'Fab Five' Blog Picks of the Week - A Look Ahead at 2011

Maximizing Possibility

The ringing in of a New Year is a time of excitement and promise for all the Possibility that the coming year has to offer. Last week I paused for a moment to look back at the year that was 2010. Today I would like to shift gears and

Henry David Thoreau - An Abundant Source of Wisdom

Building Personal Strength

I had heard of Henry David Thoreau's classic, Walden (1854), while growing up; but I first discovered it in graduate school. Thoreau (1817-1862) was a prolific writer, but he was largely unappreciated during his lifetime

Making True Leadership Shine


Some of you may remember Rick Chambers, my wonderful friend who wrote two popular guest posts called The Secret of Leadership – Do Nothing and Confessions of a Corporate Wallflower here not so long ago. Rick has now published a fiction

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Leaders, Your Words Matter

Next Level Blog

In response to the horrific wounding of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and several others and the killing in Arizona this weekend of a nine year old girl, a Federal judge, a Congressional staffer. Please click the headline to read