2014

6 Steps That Help Generate Leaders from Followers

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Taffy Williams : Leaders must be creative and agile in their thinking in order to create the leaders of tomorrow. It is easy to stand back and give orders and assume all knowledge resides with top management of the business.

Seven Things Leaders Can Learn from Bill Clinton About Connecting with People

Next Level Blog

Delivering his monologue after the midterm elections last week, David Letterman was talking about President Obama’s low approval ratings and landed a great line: “Take a look at this: gas under $3 a gallon – under $3 a gallon. Unemployment under 6%, whoever thought?

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Assembly Required: 12 Steps To Building A Leadership Juggernaut

Terry Starbucker

Once it was built, great progress became inevitable as tomorrow. Once all the pieces were in their right place, it became a leadership juggernaut destined for success. And it was a wonderful ride.

7 Ways a Wife Injures a Husband…Without Even Knowing It

Ron Edmondson

I was talking to a man the other day. He’s injured. Not severely. He will survive. Hopefully. The wounds aren’t deep. Right now. But, he is injured. It’s an emotional injury. Sometimes those are the worst kind of hurts. The person doing the injuring: His wife.

6 Reasons Your Team Yearns For Authenticity

Let's Grow Leaders

If you bring all of who you are to the leadership table, some people will hate your style. In fact, it’s likely that a few “important” people will not “like” you. Authenticity is intimidating, and scares those with the most to hide.

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9 Reasons Organizations Don’t Train Their Leaders

Kevin Eikenberry

There are hundreds of companies large and small that offer services to help leaders grow and get greater results, ours included. This means there is a large market or organizations that look for, secure and use these services to equip their leaders to become more effective.

Communication

Chris Brady

"Interconnectivity" seems to be the category in which most technological advancement is directly impacting our lives. There appears to be an over-abundance of companies, methods, and means by which. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

21 Leadership Quotes From Truett Cathy, Founder Of Chick-Fil-A

Joseph Lalonde

T ruett Cathy was an amazing man. More than the founder of Chick-Fil-A, he was a great leader. Sadly, Truett passed away on Monday. Even with his passing, his legacy doesn’t have to fade away. We can remember the man and the leadership he taught us. Image via Creative Commons.

7 Traits That Indicate You Might Not Be Leadership Material

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Rosalinda Randall : Are you ready to consistently set a good example? Can you be engaging, good-humored, tactful, available, considerate, courteous, honest, reliable, and understanding, every day, all day? Being an effective leader is a task not everyone can do.

Three of the Most Common Delegation Ah-ha’s

Next Level Blog

One of the biggest shifts that most rising leaders have to make is the shift from being the go-to person to someone who builds teams of go-to people.

10 Critical Leadership Battles (And How You Can Win Them All)

Terry Starbucker

There are some moments in your career that leave an indelible imprint – moments that end up defining WHO you are. They are moments where you literally plant a flag and say “This is it! This is where I’m going!!”

7 Ways a Husband Injures a Wife…Without Even Knowing It

Ron Edmondson

I recently posted “ 7 Ways a Wife Injures a Husband…Without Even Knowing It “ It’s been a popular post. Thankfully, I’ve not seemed to make a lot of women mad…a few…but not many that I have heard from…yet. We will see how the men respond with this post.

The 9 Biggest Mistakes When Presenting to Executives

Let's Grow Leaders

Executives are naturally a tough audience. They’ve got limited time, competing priorities, information overload, demanding bosses, and pressure to make great decisions quickly. Your job is to give them all the information they need in a way they can easily digest.

Do you have leadership presence?

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.” Lao Tzu Leadership is about results and positive outcomes, and so leaders want the hearts and minds of others directed toward a unified purpose.

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7 Elements Your Business Card Should Have

Women on Business

We''ve Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven''t already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link]. Networking business cards

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Are You Uncomfortable?

Leading Blog

No one likes to be uncomfortable. But, there is a correlation between our growth and success in life and the discomfort we’re willing to impose on ourselves. Growth necessarily takes us outside of our comfort zone. In a world of rapid and continual change, radical personal growth is required.

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What The Best Leaders Will Learn From Peyton Manning (But Most will Ignore)

Kevin Eikenberry

He’s won one Super Bowl, so far. He’s been the NFL’s MVP 4 times, set numerous records, and more are likely in his future. He was recently named The Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated. And for the next few days will be among the most talked about and read about people in the […].

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The Journey of an Idea

Chris Brady

Ideas are funny things, and everyone seems to have some sort of idea about ideas. For instance, one famous quote (usually attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson, but which is actually a misquote of an. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

5 Habits Of Highly Effective Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

E ffective leaders come in all shapes and sizes. Effective leaders are willing to work hard and get the job done. Effective leaders also have habits that they routinely act upon. They know there’s something to be said for acting on good habits.

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17 Ways to Teach Managers how to Coach

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the April 2014 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! For this month’s Carnival, I asked our community of leadership development experts the following question: “ Wouldn''t it be great if we could teach managers how to coach?

Five Things to Do to Find a Great Mentor

Next Level Blog

Over the course of my career, I’ve had the good fortune to have a number of mentors who have helped shape my life and career. I wrote about one of them in a pre-Thanksgiving post I wrote last week. I don’t think I ever set out to recruit a particular person as a mentor.

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It’s At The Top Of Your List For a Reason: Don’t Put Off The Hard Stuff

Terry Starbucker

Remember yellow legal note pads? I used to have them with me constantly, before modern technology banished them to the desk drawer in favor of laptops, iPads and smartphones ( And yes, that officially qualifies me as a dinosaur).

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7 “BE’s” of Effective Leadership and Management

Ron Edmondson

One of the chief goals of this blog is to encourage better leadership. In this post, I’m including the term management. I believe the two are different functions, but both are vital to a healthy organization.

5 Subtle Ways Leaders Lose Credibility

Let's Grow Leaders

Credibility is hard to establish and even easier to lose. The sad truth is I’ve seen really good leaders lose the confidence and credibility of their teams by making well-intentioned and innocent mistakes.

12 Core Competencies For Great Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Asked to define what a great leader is, many people might say something like “Great leaders have integrity” or “Great leaders inspire people” or “Great leaders lead by service and setting the right example.”. And each one of those answers is correct in its way.

5 Steps to Build Your Personal Brand and Business with Public Speaking

Women on Business

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Efficiency is the Wrong Mindset for a Leader

Leading Blog

Efficiency always seems like the right answer. It’s reflexive. Faster. Easier. Who doesn’t want that?

Four Leadership Trust Busters

Kevin Eikenberry

Trust. Your ability to lead is severely hampered without it, and the more of it you have, the easier leadership becomes. Plus, with greater trust comes greater speed of implementation, clearer communication and much more.

Leadership Development Carnival: June 2014 Edition

QAspire

Namaste! Welcome to the June 02nd 2014 Carnival of Leadership Development. I am thankful to carnival leader Dan McCarthy for allowing me to host this event - a wonderful collection of very practical insights on Leadership Development.

The One Thing Great Leaders Know They Must Do

Joseph Lalonde

G reat leaders know they must do lots of things. Great leaders need to be aware of their team’s emotions. Great leaders need to be consuming and creating fresh content. Great leaders need to take people to new heights.

Three Communication Tips Every Leader Should Use

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Joe McCormack : Brief breakthroughs can come at any time. “I I wish I knew how important brevity was for me 30 years ago.” That’s a powerful confession to hear from an accomplished Fortune 500 professional.

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Five Questions for Leaders Who Would Rather Be Effective Than Right

Next Level Blog

During the opening session of a new leadership development program last week, I asked the participants to share the biggest leadership lesson they’ve learned in their careers so far. There were a lot of interesting answers.

On Being an Authentic Leader

N2Growth Blog

By Grant Wattie , President, N2growth Australia. Wolfgang Beltracchi’s is the most successful art forger in history. His fake paintings have sold for $46 million to museums, and private collections all over the world.

7 Commandments of a Great Marriage

Ron Edmondson

I have an advanced degree in counseling and hundreds of hours experience working with couples. I’ve taught marriage retreats for years. I wouldn’t say I’m an “expert” in marriage — because I’m married — and my wife reads my blog.