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).

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.

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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.

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.

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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How Motivation For Female Entrepreneurs Differs Throughout The World

Women on Business

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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! ]].

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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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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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 […].

What Happens When We Really Listen

Let's Grow Leaders

Have you ever noticed that sometimes life rhymes? Something happens to you that fits together so well with what happens next that (as my editor would say of another one of my other rhyming days) “That story is so tight no one is going to believe it.”

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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.

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.

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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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.

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! ]].

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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?

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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Building Emotional Competencies In Our Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

The (Slightly Terrifying) Freedom of Being a Female Entrepreneur

Women on Business

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17 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Pixar’s Inside Out

Joseph Lalonde

P ixar Animation Studios is a powerhouse in the animated movie business. With movie hits such as the Toy Story series, The Incredibles, Cars, Finding Nemo, and Brave, Pixar has earned the right to be called a leader in the movie business.

"Gimmick Prospect"

Chris Brady

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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.

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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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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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.

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 Popular Myths about Leadership

Ron Edmondson

One thing I learned in obtaining a master’s in leadership is defining leadership is difficult. John Maxwell says, “Leadership is influence.” ” I love that simple definition. Simple works. Its effective and communicates.

Sketch Note: 9 Roles of a Great Leader

QAspire

In 2010, I wrote a post titled “ Nine Roles of Great Leadership ”. Here is a sketch note version with visual representation of the ideas. Thanks to Abhijit Bhaduri for inspiring me to use sketch notes as a way to learn, understand and share! Sketch Notes