2015

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.

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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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.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Building Emotional Competencies In Our Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

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.

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! ]].

Vision Requires Action: 7 Tips to Move and Keep Moving

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Creating a shared vision is one of the most important roles of a leader. But vision alone is not enough. Vision requires action. Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. Japanese proverb. First: Do a “Vision Check” to make sure you really have a shared vision.

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The Importance Of Emotional Intelligence In Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

I n order to lead, one must first look within. Good leaders can be defined by their emotional intelligence , which according to Psychology Today, requires an individual to manage both their own emotions and the emotions of his or her team. It might sound easy, but it’s not.

How Leaders Can Create Informed Employees

Linked 2 Leadership

Your employees are your lifeblood, and as a leader, one of your most important tasks is making sure they stay happy and productive. There are thousands of techniques you can use to boost employee satisfaction and output, but one of the more overlooked options is creating informed employees.

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.

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.

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.

How Successful Leaders Use Culture To Influence Behaviour

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by James O’Toole. Increasingly, business consultants, scholars, and executives are coming to the conclusion that culture is the prime driver of organizational performance.

Using the Billboard Effect to Develop and Obtain Employee Buy In on the Leader’s Vision

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Jeff Wolf: Warren Bennis, acclaimed scholar, author and advisor to corporation presidents said "Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality." Well expressed, but it's easier said than done.

"Gimmick Prospect"

Chris Brady

Inadequacy How many times in life have you felt inadequate? How often have you sensed deep down that you didn''t really have what it took to make it? How frequently have you found yourself short of. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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The One Question You Need to Ask Yourself before You Say Anything

Marshall Goldsmith

Conflict is an unavoidable part of our lives, whether we’re CEOs, entrepreneurs, parents, spouses, engineers or ditch diggers. In some cases, conflict stimulates us to accomplish great things.

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Why A Leader Must Lead Himself First

Joseph Lalonde

C ulture tells us that one does not need to lead himself before he can lead others. Image by Zach Dischner. There’s a lot of reasons behind this belief.

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The 10 WORST Popular Leadership Quotes

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Leadership quotes inspire and guide us. Some become part of our mainstream language. They become instilled in our culture, and we accept them as a true reflection of the ideal. We use them when teaching others about leadership, and we aspire to live these ideals.

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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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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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?