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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.

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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The Leadership Dance

N2Growth Blog

By Brian Layer , Chair, Organizational Development, N2growth. Not everyone will respond to your leadership. No matter how good you are, there will be skeptics. Leadership is a human endeavor and humans have choices. Still, it’s your duty to find a way to lead them.

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.

The 40 Best Leadership Quotes

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

There’s a good reason leadership quotes are popular. A few lines can pack a lot of information that teach and inspire. In A Tweet, a Blog Post, and a Profound Teaching I shared quotes from my own writing. These are the top leadership quotes by others. (If

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.

The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity

Leading Blog

The 5 Choices is a nuts and bolts solution to greater productivity. Ironically, while we live in a time of unprecedented opportunity, we spend almost half—40%—of our time attention and energy on unimportant or irrelevant activities almost insuring that we miss the possibilities all around us.

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Veterans Day – Solemnly Remember

General Leadership

Armistice Day parade – 1929 – Boston (Source: Boston Public Library). “…solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom.”. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Vince Lombardi’s Success Formula: “Task + Relationship Excellence = Results”

Michael Lee Stallard

I once attended a meeting where it seemed that everyone was focused on the people or relationships in a business and believed that doing so would bring success. Don’t believe it. Great leaders focus on achieving BOTH task excellence and relationship excellence.

What Coaching Leaders Do Differently

Nathan Magnuson

The term “coaching” has been trending as a corporate buzzword for some time now. We’re all familiar with athletics coaches. But when someone advises us to find a coach to learn a new skill or solve problem, it’s usually in a professional context.

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How do you live life on purpose?

Lead Change Blog

An aerial shot of the sidewalks of any major city bear an amazing resemblance to the view we get as we look down at a large ant den. . Lots and lots of tiny little bodies scurrying as fast as they can, doing what they can for as long as they can.

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.

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.

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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.

How to Create a Shared Vision That Works

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

The Full Steam Ahead! Roadmap This is a “how to” post – for leaders and team members who want to create a shared vision. Over the years I have written blog posts that provide an explanation of each of these steps.

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25 Leadership Quotes From Martin Luther King Jr.

Joseph Lalonde

T oday is the day set aside to honor the late Martin Luther King Jr. He’s the man who helped propel the civil rights movement forward. According to Wikipedia , he was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

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?

The Most Important Thing You Should Do In The Shower.

Rich Gee Group

My 13-year-old son hit me with a blinding insight the other day. “Dad, why are you so happy when I get home? I’m tired from school and practice and you’re all excited when I walk through the door!”

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The Transformative Power of Positive Leadership

General Leadership

“It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult undertaking which, more than anything else, determines its outcome.”. William James. On 16 October 2005, an incredible feat was achieved sixteen miles West of Denver, Colorado.

How We Overlook Hidden Talent

Lead Change Blog

In the history of every industry – manufacturing, tech, entertainment, sports, all industries – there have been many examples of talent that was overlooked only to be discovered at a later moment.

How to Ask Great Questions

Nathan Magnuson

What if I told you you don’t need to have a great solution for every single problem that comes your way in order to be a competent and mature leader? Well that’s exactly what I’m about to propose. Hopefully it’s as refreshing to you as it is to me.

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Leader, Know Yourself

Lead Change Blog

How do leaders build credibility with team members? I believe credibility happens when leaders act on their primary responsibility to serve team members. Servant leadership is not easy to do in today’s dog-eat-dog, me-first business environment.

The Leadership Equation: 7 Keys To An Awesome Team

Terry Starbucker

Sometimes it all boils down to math. Even for something as inherently “unmathmatical” as great leadership of an awesome team.

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Why Your CEO Just Doesn’t Get It

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt , Chief Executive Officer, N2growth. This column was originally published on Forbes.com. Quality leadership or a lack thereof is easy to spot if you know what to look for.

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30 Thoughts We All Have in Staff Meetings:

Great Leadership By Dan

Right before the meeting: 1. Arrgh, I’m supposed to be at a meeting in 10 minutes. What the heck is it for, who’s running it, and where is it? Oh no, it''s the dreaded staff meeting! I’d better take a look at the agenda and make sure I wasn’t supposed do anything to prepare.

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The Two Faces of Leadership

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

There are two faces of leadership. One face looks forward toward the future – because leadership is about going somewhere. That face of leadership focuses on questions like: 1. Where are we going? What is the purpose? How will we get there? What are our key strategies?

21 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From X-Men: Days Of Future Past

Joseph Lalonde

H oly cow has this been a blockbuster year for superhero movies! Captain America: The Winter Soldier and The Amazing Spider-man 2 have already released. This past Friday was the release of the newest X-Men movie, Days Of Future Past.

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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How To Run A Meeting People Like To Attend.

Rich Gee Group

Impossible! Meetings suck! How can I run a meeting people actually like to attend? Most people don’t realize how bad meetings reflect on their leadership, management, and reputation. A bad meeting can hurt you for weeks, months, or even years (sometimes FOREVER).

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7 Essentials for Building a Dream Team

General Leadership

“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” ” Babe Ruth.

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Solve One Of The Most Common Leadership Frustrations

Lead Change Blog

One of the most common frustrations of leaders is expectations not being met. Leaders are busy folks and as a result we assume a lot in the process of doing our jobs. One of the common assumptions and therefore a source of frustration is that our people know what we expect of them.

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!!”

What Every Leader Should Know About Organization Culture

Lead Change Blog

Your behaviors are contagious. Choose carefully. Perhaps you are familiar with a popular insurance company TV ad based on the concept of “paying it forward.” A woman prevents a guy from stepping off the street corner into the path of an oncoming car.

Meet Instigator Paul LaRue

Lead Change Blog

Each month in our newsletter, we feature an interview with one of our Instigators. Recently we featured an interview with Paul LaRue, management and sales executive making it a point to be an example of leadership for others to follow.

Dinosaurs, Big Consulting Firms and Disruptive Innovation

N2Growth Blog

By John R. Childress. Chair, Cultural Transformation – President, N2Growth Europe, N2Growth. The dinosaur’s eloquent lesson is that if some bigness is good, an overabundance of bigness is not necessarily better. ~ Eric Johnston.

Why Leaders Don’t Listen

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Marcia Reynolds, PsyD “Leaders boldly go where no one has ever gone before.” Is this true? Rarely. The more successful a leader becomes, the less likely he or she chooses to step into the unknown.

5 Questions That Will Help You Be a Better Leader

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Do you think you’re an effective leader? Feedback is one good way to find out, especially through “360 feedback.” ” But there’s another, equally powerful way. Take a serious look at your beliefs – your “assumed truths” about yourself, others and how the world works.

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