2015

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.

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.

The Difference Between Groupthink and Teamthink

Kevin Eikenberry

Chances are you have heard the phrase “groupthink” and if so you have a justifiably negative feeling about the idea. Chances are probably even better that you haven’t heard the phrase “teamthink”, and that is the point of this article.

7 Reasons Managers Move to the Dark Side

Let's Grow Leaders

Darth Vader wasn’t always a mysterious meanie, the Grinch’s heart didn’t start out two sizes too small, and as legend has it, Mr. Scrooge was once a charming and likable fellow. Chances are that jerk in your office didn’t start out as a horse’s behind either.

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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.

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! ]].

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?”

Building Emotional Competencies In Our Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

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.

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.

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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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! ]].

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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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.

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.

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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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.

The Most Dangerous Question a Leader Can Ever Ask

Terry Starbucker

“Terry my boy, what do you think?”. There it was, finally, the question I was waiting for from my brilliant but mercurial multi-multi-millionaire boss. I had been pondering the answer for several weeks.

T-Shaped Model for Leadership Development

Chris Brady

In a recent article in Fortune Magazine (January 22, 2015 by Geoff Colvin), Alcoa CEO Klaus Kleinfeld presented a very simple model for what they as a company look for in leadership development. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

126: Holacracy – An Agile Management System for a Rapidly Changing World | with Brian Robertson

Engaging Leader

Holacracy is a fundamentally different “operating system” for organizations. Holacracy revolutionizes how a company is structured, how decisions are made, and how authority is distributed. Perhaps the best-known examples of companies who have adopted Holacracy are Zappos and David Allen Company. “No

10 Life Lessons and Reminders from “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Ron Edmondson

“It’s a Wonderful Life” has to be one of my all-time favorite movies. I have probably seen it thirty times or more. I read recently, the movie was not a success the first few years after it’s release. No one could sit through the hard part to get to the happy ending.

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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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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.

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 […].