How to Get Your Employees to do Exactly What You Want

C-Level Strategies

How do you get your employees to do exactly what you want? You learn from Nick Sarillo , author of A Slice of the Pie and owner of Nick’s Pizza and Pub, the sixth busiest independent pizza company in per-store sales in the United States.

Lessons Learned from Messy Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development In a meeting to review a proposal over 20 years ago, I (as the youngest and by far the lowest level person in the room) spoke up about a concern I had about the proposal. I quickly found myself cleaning up the mess created in my relationship with my boss.

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15 Big Differences Between Acting Like a Boss and BEING a Leader

Terry Starbucker

In fast paced, high stress business environments it can be all too easy sometimes for leaders to slip into what I call “ Boss Man ” mode. What I mean by that is that they stop being a leader, and start acting like a boss. A boss who supervises a staff.

12 Leadership Principles of Jesus That Inspire Me

Ron Edmondson

There are many leaders I admire who have influenced my own leadership. I admire the teachings on leadership by guys like John Maxwell, Andy Stanley, and Patrick Lencioni.

Finding Your Leadership Style

Kevin Eikenberry

Here is some very good news for you. There is no perfect leadership style, which means there is more than one way to lead effectively. Why is this good news? Because it means you, yes you, can become a highly effective leader. Read that again and let it sink in.

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The Great Leadership Learning Matrix

Great Leadership By Dan

“Everyone is an idiot, not just the people with low SAT scores. The only differences among us is that we're idiots about different things at different times. No matter how smart you are, you spend much of your day being an idiot.”. Scott Adams, The Dilbert Principle.

To Hear the Truth, You Have to Listen

N2Growth Blog

By Brian Layer , Chair, Organizational Development, N2growth. Thoreau wrote: “It takes two to speak the truth – one to speak and another to hear.” Most of us are great at the former but at the latter, not so much. Truth be told, most of us are poor listeners.

Three Signs You Should Make Leadership Team Changes Sooner Rather Than Later

Next Level Blog

A few years ago I wrote a post called Three Reasons You Should Fire the Prima Donna. That one was about why leaders should be decisive in exiting high performing but totally disruptive members of their team. Consider this post the next level up companion to the Prima Donna post.

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Ten Things Educators Should Know About Introverted Students

C-Level Strategies

I’ve been doing more interviews on introversion this year as a result of the success of my eBook, “ The Introvert’s Guide to Success in Business and Leadership ” and my Harvard Business Review Blog Post.

The journey to your authentic leadership

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development “We all have the capacity to inspire and empower others. But we must first be willing to devote ourselves to our personal growth and development as leaders.” Bill George Over the past several years, people have developed a deep distrust of leaders.

10 Immutable Laws Of Leadership

Terry Starbucker

There are some things about leadership that we cannot change, no matter how hard we try. They are the immutable laws of leadership, forming the backbone of any successful foray into this honorable vocation. Live by them, build on them, and lead by them, and you give yourself a fighting chance.

7 Criteria to be a Change Agent Leader

Ron Edmondson

In my observation, many leaders want change and know they need to lead change, but they haven’t been able to actually produce change. I think there are reasons for this. The process of change isn’t easy.

Eight Things Not To Say During a Presentation

Kevin Eikenberry

We have all sat through many presentations in our professional lives. Unfortunately far too many of them are, shall we say, “less-than-awesome”. Unfortunately, we see some of the causes for failures over and over.

Why you need to stop telling them what to do


You know that it’s easier and faster to just tell your employees what to do rather than have a long conversation or to “train” them. When you need something done, you tell them what you need, and they’re off, doing exactly what you want, the way you want it done.

Impatience as a Leadership Virtue

Let's Grow Leaders

Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength -Charles Caleb Colton “Karin, we should be able to have this project done by the end of the year.” ” I listened impatiently as the team broke down the timeline, contingencies, and tasks.

Employee Engagement Is A Result Of Leader Engagement

The Leadership Advisor

Send to Kindle A few weeks ago, Gallup released their State of the Global Workplace Report 2013. The report is a result of an ongoing study of workplaces across 140 countries from 2011 through 2012.

6 Types of Bosses

Great Leadership By Dan

I''ve been involved in leadership development for a long time, so I''ve been exposed to a lot of bosses from all walks of life.

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It’s Not Impossible – It Just Hasn’t Been Done Yet

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. How many times in your career have you witnessed someone say, “that’s impossible – it simply can’t be done.” Perhaps you’ve even been guilty of uttering such a phrase yourself. Here’s the thing – leaders don’t accept impossibility as a valid thesis.

Henry Ford on Leadership

Leading Blog

H ENRY FORD was born 150 years ago, three weeks after the Battle of Gettysburg on July 30, 1863. At 16 left the farm to develop his skills taking an apprenticeship as a machinist in Detroit. Ford would often switch jobs when he felt he could learn more in another position.

Leading Through Global Tilt: My Interview with Ram Charan

C-Level Strategies

I was honored to receive an advance copy of Ram Charan’s newest opus Global Tilt: Leading Your Business Through the Great Economic Power Shift. It’s a brilliant explanation of the shift in business and economic power from countries of the Northern Hemisphere to those of the Southern.

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How to be an Encouraging Leader?

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development “People go farther than they thought they could when someone else thinks they can.” John Maxwell Webster’s defines encouragement as the “the act of inspiring others with renewed courage renewed spirit or renewed hope.”

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Basic Instincts: 10 Leadership Acts You Shouldn’t Have to Think About

Terry Starbucker

It’s once again time for my annual trip to Chicago next weekend, for my SOBCon event. The thought of that trip always brings back memories of a conversation I had a few years ago at the event with my good friend and fellow blogger Chris Garrett.

7 False Assumptions Made About Introverts

Ron Edmondson

I am an introvert. Some people can question whether they are or not. I don’t. I’m certified in Myers Briggs, so I know the language well. I’ve studied the concept. It didn’t require much study though for me. I’m in the camp.

You Can’t Coach Attitude

Kevin Eikenberry

I wish I had a dime for every time I have experienced this story. I’ve just finished giving a workshop or a keynote, and someone walks up to me with a question. It is seldom a question asked in front of the group, but rather separately on the side, alone. “I’ve I’ve got […].

The Art of the Elevator

Women on Business

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How to Be a Great Follower

Let's Grow Leaders

If your house is on fire, you want to know there’s someone calling the shots. More importantly, you pray for a team of strong, skilled, and courageous followers. My husband’s a firefighter, he knows the life and death importance of following well.

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Is Your Leadership Engaging?

The Leadership Advisor

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a tweet and it seemed to gather a bit of interest. A good friend of mine, and all around HR superstar Steve Browne , made the suggestion that I write a blog post about it. I respect Steve and so this one’s dedicated to you my friend. Thanks for the encouragement!

What Happens When Executives Freak Out

Next Level Blog

So, the Super Bowl this year is guaranteed to have a winning coach named Harbaugh when John of the Baltimore Ravens and Jim of the San Francisco 49ers square off against each other. It’s the first time brothers have ever faced each other in the big game.

Why Marissa Mayer Will Fail At Yahoo

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Marissa Mayer is a case study in what NOT to do as a new CEO. While she’s clearly under intense pressure to pull Yahoo out of what many see as a death spiral, making rookie mistakes is not going to help her cause.

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Are You a Thought Leader?

Leading Blog

This is a post by Mike Myatt author of Hacking Leadership : The 11 Gaps Every Business Needs to Close and the Secrets to Closing Them Quickly. What is a thought leader, and what does thought leadership mean in today’s business world?

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The Introvert’s 2013 Business and Leadership Success Pledge

C-Level Strategies

My fellow introverts, if you take this pledge and live this pledge in 2013 I promise you by the end of the year your career will have expanded in ways you cannot imagine!

Leaders: Is Compromise a Strength or Weakness?

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Change Management We can hope that what is happening in Washington, D.C. over the past decade is not a mirror of what is happening in organizations around the country and world. The environment though sets up a key leadership question: As a leader, is compromise a strength or weakness?

10 Keys To Building a Culture Of Accountability

Terry Starbucker

Two weeks ago I wrote about how leaders needed to be more human to achieve the “ success trifecta ” – a great company, happy employees, and a fulfilled leader. One of the pillars of the more human philosophy is the establishment of the Culture of Accountability.

7 Common Energy and Time Wasters for Leaders

Ron Edmondson

Wasting time and energy may be one of my biggest pet peeves as a leader. Some days I leave work and feel I never got off the treadmill. It’s physically and mentally draining. Does that ever happen to you?

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