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7 New Year Resolutions Which Could Change Your World

Ron Edmondson

Whether or not you do New Year resolutions, we could all stand to improve some things in our life. And, if we do, I’m confident we could also improve the life of others. In fact, with a whole lot of improving – it might become contagious – and we might just change the world.

5 Small Business Growth Strategies that Work

Women on Business

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What Is Beyond Control? New Ways For Benevolent Leaders To Innovate.

Strategy Driven

Millennials and younger generations don’t respond to control and a non-stop focus on productivity. To get the best out of them you need to be a benevolent leader. What is different about being a benevolent leader?

Real Influence is a By-Product

QAspire

The world today reveres influence and this leads people to chase influence. When influence becomes a goal, you can easily lose focus on what truly builds influence.

GDPR

Last year, we hosted the 2017 MVP Awards across three of our sites. In order to get ready for this year’s coming awards across even more of our sites, we’re catching up with some of our judges from the previous awards who offered their time and insight to make the awards even better. Take a look!

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22 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Creed (Rocky 7)

Joseph Lalonde

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first heard of the Creed movie. The title sounded generic until I saw the movie preview for Creed. Then it was all over. I knew what Creed was about and I was excited, to say the least. Creed is the latest movie in the Rocky film series.

123: How to Rebuild Leadership Credibility: Lessons from the Reforging of a Navy Seal | with Jason Redman

Engaging Leader

A few years ago, my local gym posted a photo of a handwritten sign that had been posted outside the hospital room of a Navy Seal who had been severely wounded in battle. The wounds I received,” wrote Lt.

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The Critical First Step For Great Leadership: The Journey From “I” to “We”

Terry Starbucker

There comes a time in a more human leadership journey where something radically changes. The focus of our effort makes a major progression forward that, once accomplished, propels us to greatness.

How to Influence When You’re Not in Charge

Nathan Magnuson

How do you lead when you’re not the boss? It’s hard enough to lead when you are in charge. What are the other options? If you’ve wondered this, I’ve got good news for you. It’s a lot easier than it sounds. And you can get started today. Here’s a game plan for you.

12 Challenges for the New Year Which Can Make Your Life Better

Ron Edmondson

The verdict appears mixed among the people I know of whether of not they make resolutions for a new year. And, I understand, many have tried before – it didn’t work – and so now they are like “why bother?”

9 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Startup Lawyer

Women on Business

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A Framework of Organizational Tensions

Leading Blog

T ENSIONS are objectives that seem to be in conflict. They are values that seem to be in opposition. We often treat them as either/or choices when they should be treated as both/and dynamics. Each value or characteristic supports and even makes possible the competing value.

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Mindset Shifts For Organizational Transformation

QAspire

Businesses are struggling to keep the pace with rapid rate of change and disruption around. To keep up with the change, businesses try to diversify into newer areas, build products and services to cater to new market needs and innovate.

What Do You Do With an Idea?

Kevin Eikenberry

By Kobi Yamada, Illustrated by Mae Besom From the picture you can probably tell that this isn’t the typical book I recommend here. It is shaped like, and illustrated like, and categorized like a children’s book.

A Thanksgiving Challenge

Let's Grow Leaders

I cried as I read his note. I’ve been wrestling with how to share this with you ever since. I thought about writing about it generically but that fell flat. I couldn’t write it in a way that kept the impact. So here’s my pre-apology.

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3 Indisputable Reasons Why Everyone Needs a Coach!

Marshall Goldsmith

Everyone needs a coach. But, not everyone wants a coach or wants others to know that they need a coach. Some areas welcome coaching. Sports for instance.

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What Bad Leaders Can Do To An Organization

Joseph Lalonde

J im Collins in his book Good to Great shares that we need to get the right people in the right seats on the right bus. As leaders, we know this is crucial.

When Listening, Avoid Making Suggestions

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Dana Caspersen: I offer a challenge: The next time you are listening to someone during a difficult conversation or conflict and you are tempted to make a suggestion—don’t. Instead of making a suggestion, bring your attention back to what they are saying and why.

The One Thing A Great Leader Has To Give Up (After Working Hard To Get It)

Terry Starbucker

I remember the first time I got it at age 22, a mere 4 months after I graduated from college, as a staff accountant at a public accounting firm. It was given to me reluctantly, out of sheer necessity, and it terrified me. But on the other hand, it was what I wanted.

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Building Emotional Competencies In Our Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

10 Things I’ve Learned About Gossip – And Why I Hate It So Much

Ron Edmondson

I hate gossip. I realize hate is a strong word. But it’s the one I prefer here. I’ve seen so much negative results caused by gossip. Gossip happens in families, in the workplace – wherever two or more are gathered – gossip will be among them.

Top 10 States for Women-Owned Small Businesses

Women on Business

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5 Things All Entrepreneurs Can Learn About Success from Donald Trump

Strategy Driven

Love him or hate him, one thing’s for sure: all entrepreneurs can all learn a few things about success and leadership from Donald Trump.

Emilie Wapnick on Being a Multipotentialite

QAspire

Some of us are fortunate to have found one true calling early in our lives and career but for most of the others, finding what really interests us is an ongoing exploration – a journey where we go along the direction of our energy.

What Leaders Can Learn From Charlie Brown

Kevin Eikenberry

Charlie Brown. He is one of the best-known fictional characters of the last 75 years (though he first appeared in a different strip earlier, the first Peanuts Strip was published October 2, 1950).

4 Reasons Your Feedback is Being Ignored

Let's Grow Leaders

The number one frustration I hear from team leaders is that their feedback falls on deaf ears. The employee seems to get it– for a minute, and then they go right back to their old habits.

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

Marshall Goldsmith

Let’s dive into one of my favorite coaching exercises. This exercise will help you determine where you are and who you want to become. I love this exercise. I hope you do too! First imagine you’re 95 years old. You’re just about to die. You’re given a gift.

The Shocking Truth Of What Young People Believe

Joseph Lalonde

T he world has changed quite a bit over the last 20 to 30 years. Views held by teenagers are not the same views you or I held when we were younger. In fact, their beliefs vary widely and contrast sharply with what previous generations grew up with. Image via Creative Commons.

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Six Things Great Leadership Teams Do

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from regular contributor S. Chris Edmonds : When I consult with executives on crafting a high performance, values-aligned culture, one of the first things I do is to examine the effectiveness of their leadership team.

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Orrin Woodward: Financial Matrix Scam Exposed

Chris Brady

Debt is Stupid 2. You''re a Victim 3. There''s a Way Out! In essence, this is the message of NY Times best selling author Orrin Woodward''s latest book (to be released this month), entitled The. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The 5 Best Pieces Of Advice Any New Leader Will Ever Get

Terry Starbucker

Jack Kent Cooke, my boss back in 1987, when I had my first leadership job. “Terry, my boy… ” When I heard those words from Jack Kent Cooke back in 1987, I knew he was about to teach me something.

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What Is There to do the Day After Christmas?

Ron Edmondson

And all they that heard it wondered at those things, which were told them by the shepherds. Luke 2:18. It’s the day after Christmas. Presents are opened. Tress are coming down. Reflecting is in full force. Plans are being made for a new year.

How Motivation For Female Entrepreneurs Differs Throughout The World

Women on Business

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The Best Leadership Books of 2015

Leading Blog

A S LEADERS it’s easy to get caught up in the moment. It’s hard to take the long-term view when we have to do the mundane. Learning to take the longer view is not easy. A long-term approach helps to take us out of our comfort zones because it connects us with a larger story.

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