2015

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).

Saying “Please” and “Thank You” Boosts Everyone’s Well Being

Lead Change Blog

Yesterday I went to our local UPS Store to drop off a number of packages. My hands were full. I was doing the classic “chin press” to keep the tall stack intact as I walked towards the door. As I got closer, I realized I had too few hands available to open the door on my own.

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Why Organizations Don’t Learn? #Sketchnote

QAspire

Organizations that don’t learn constantly, adapt continuously and execute relentlessly are more likely to be disrupted by constant change and competition.

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.

10 Great Prayers for Every Marriage

Ron Edmondson

Dear Lord, grow our love for You daily. Dear Lord, help us to love each other unconditionally. Dear Lord, allow us to respect one another in an empowering way. Dear Lord, teach us how to complete each other, building us into one unit You design.

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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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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Five Degrees of Workplace Culture

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds: How healthy is your workplace culture? Is yours a safe, inspiring, productive culture or far from it? I recently spoke to leaders in two different organizations about the difficult dynamics in their work environment.

The Top 6 Mistakes Public Speakers Make

Chris Brady

Being Boring. Speaking in front of a group of people is as much about entertaining as it is about informing, sharing facts, or explaining. For some reason, most public speakers are entirely. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

10 Ways to Be Easy to Follow

Let's Grow Leaders

Are you easy to follow? Before you say “Of course!” ” please know that every where I go these days, I ask this question. “Is your boss easy to follow?” ” The #1 response is just a belly ache laugh. The #2 usually contains some expletive.

Why You Get Your Best Ideas in the Shower (and Why Matters)

Kevin Eikenberry

How many times have you gotten a flash of insight, a great idea or remembered the name of that person you couldn’t come up with, while taking a shower? I’ll bet it is more than once. In fact, one survey of highly creative people found that 19% of those people get their best ideas in […].

The Promise of Leadership: Clear the High Bar of Expectation

Lead Change Blog

Mastering Leadership, by Bob Anderson and Bill Adams, will be released on November 30, 2015. We are pleased to share an excerpt with you today! When we step into positions of leadership, we make a set of promises in the form of expectations.

Employee Engagement: 4 Basic Human Needs

QAspire

At Blanchard LeaderChat , Randy Conley shares insights from Leigh Branham’s research on employee engagement and outlines 4 basic human needs that leaders need to take care of at work. There is an epidemic of workers who are uninterested and disengaged from the work they do, and the cost to the U.S.

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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7 Ways to Support Your Pastor on Sunday

Ron Edmondson

My ministry allows me to interact with dozens of pastors each week. It appears there are some common experiences on Sunday morning for many of us. The bottom line: Sunday mornings are a stressful time for pastors.

The Habits Of Successful People VS Unsuccessful People (Infographic)

Joseph Lalonde

T here’s a marked difference between the habits of successful people versus the habits of unsuccessful people. Studies have been carried out by many different researchers over the years and the results have been astounding.

8 Things Successful Leaders Do at the End of Their Day

Linked 2 Leadership

What do you do before you go to sleep? Watch TV? Play on social media? If you want to be successful, adopt some of these habits. Most successful people […]. The post 8 Things Successful Leaders Do at the End of Their Day appeared first on Linked 2 Leadership.

Top 10 States for Women-Owned Small Businesses

Women on Business

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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! ]].

5 Big Mistakes Managers Make When Developing Their People

Let's Grow Leaders

Let’s be real. The biggest mistake managers make when developing their people is that they don’t spend enough time doing it. Or, even worse, aren’t spending any time at all. The fact that you’re reading this indicates that you care, and are trying.

How Do I Communicate Better With People at a Distance?

Kevin Eikenberry

The saying goes, absence makes the heart grow fonder. While that may be true in some cases, another old saying is also true: Out of sight, out of mind. Both hold shades of truth for any of us wanting to communicate more effectively with people when we are separated by space.

Linda Freeman: Engaging, Educating, Empowering

Lead Change Blog

We are pleased to congratulate Instigator Linda Freeman on receiving the Statewide Energy Innovator Award from ReThink Energy Florida.

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.

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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7 Characteristics of Cowardly Lion Leadership

Ron Edmondson

You remember the cowardly lion from The Wizard of Oz, don’t you? He was supposed to be the king of the jungle, but he had no courage. I’ve known some leaders like the cowardly lion. If I’m completely transparent — at times it’s been me. Let’s face it. Leading others is hard.

Confident Communication

Strategy Driven

In a professional setting, projecting confidence can make or break an interaction and have a significant impact on how others perceive your character and professional abilities. Those who appear confident are often assumed to be more capable in their jobs and more worthy of trust and respect.

Building Emotional Competencies In Our Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

The (Slightly Terrifying) Freedom of Being a Female Entrepreneur

Women on Business

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If Your Business isn’t Agile, You Won’t Have a Future. It’s That Simple

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Linda Holbeche : The rulebooks of business are being rewritten. So rapid is the pace of new developments, and so diverse the forms of competition, that many large corporations struggle to be agile enough to compete.

"Gimmick Prospect"

Chris Brady

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Sarcasm is Not a Leadership Competency

Let's Grow Leaders

I’m not sure why so many people in positions of power think sarcasm is a leadership competency. Sure a quick wit, used well, can energize the team and lighten the load.

What I Learned at My Class Reunion

Kevin Eikenberry

Recently I attended my 35th High School Class Reunion. Actually, I did more than attend it; I hosted it at our farm. I graduated with about 115 other kids in 1980, and as Class President, I have been involved in the planning of all of our class reunions (though early on, my role was much […].

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The Lost Art Of Inquiring & Listening

Lead Change Blog

George Bernard Shaw once said, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” ” Therein lies the problem.

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Skills For Future Success in a Disruptive World of Work

QAspire

My dad retired as a Library Science professional soon after which the profession of Library management was transformed by digital forces.

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The 10 Core Elements Of The Rally The Troops Leadership Speech

Terry Starbucker

Teddy Roosevelt, a man who certainly knew how to rally the troops. I know some people are petrified when they are handed a microphone, or step up to a podium, but I’m not one of those people – at least not now.

7 Qualities of an Easy to Follow Leader

Ron Edmondson

Are you easy to follow as a leader? I might ask — are you followable? Followable may not be a Scrabble approved word — or even a word — but the application and the intent of the word is huge. A followable leader has people who want to follow. See how elementary I can be?