2014

5 Steps to Be a Better Listener — And Improve Every Relationship in Your Life

Ron Edmondson

Do you want to improve the relationships of your life? Tremendously improve them. Every. Single. Whether in business, ministry, marriage or friendships – improve in this one area — and every relationship of your life will improve. Guaranteed. How, you ask? I’ll tell you how.

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 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.

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.

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.

Leadership Lessons from the Age of Fighting Sail

Chris Brady

With just about the lowest amount of fanfare possible, my new book Leadership Lessons from the Age of Fighting Sail was released this month. I have been so busy with my duties at Life Leadership that. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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 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

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.

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.

One Sign of Great Leadership: Admitting You Aren’t the One

Ron Edmondson

Leadership is not about having all the answers. One sign of a great leader — in my opinion — is to be bold enough to say, “I don’t have all the answers”. Perhaps even harder, “I’m not the one to carry this task forward.”. That takes humility.

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.

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?

Five Ways Gratitude Will Change Your Life

Kevin Eikenberry

“Thank you” Saying “thank you” is something most of us learn at a young age. It’s something we teach to our children too. We all know that gratitude is important, which is why in many parts of the world, we have a day called Thanksgiving to remind us to be thankful.

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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.

What We Can Learn from the Painter of Light

Chris Brady

There is much to learn from everyone. In particular, when someone has achieved phenomenal results in life, much can be gained from a study of their triumphs and tragedies. Over the course of the past. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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.

A Better Way to Address Performance Issues

Let's Grow Leaders

“Will or skill” is an insufficient question when addressing performance issues. This model works okay if it’s truly a “skill” issue because managers know what to do next. They train, coach, or assign a buddy.

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Surfacing elephants and new ideas

Aspire-CS

. There are many leaders who talk too much. They can suck the life out of a room by shutting out other voices that need to be heard. Any wisdom those other voices have may be lost in the plethora of words that gush out of the leader’s mouth.

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?

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.

10 Harsh Realities of Leadership

Ron Edmondson

I love leadership. I feel called to it. I realize the need for good leadership,but the fact is that leadership is hard. I meet regularly with some high-level, senior leaders to glean from them. We talk about our common challenges in attempting to lead others.

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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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 Leaders Can Learn From Walt Disney

Kevin Eikenberry

On December 15, 1966 Walt Disney died. His legacy and vision have lived on and expanded in amazing ways in the 48 years since his death. Walt has long been one of my business heroes – after all, look at what he created, and all done with the fabulous outcome of helping people smile, laugh […].

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.

Jeff Bezos and the Why Behind the What

Chris Brady

Success leaves clues. For that reason, I''ve long been interested in studying individuals who have managed to make something of their lives and contribute value in this big complicated world. Whether. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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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6 Simple Ways to Answer Tough Questions

Let's Grow Leaders

Joe’s a bright guy and his idea was solid. His data seemed right intuitively, but we had a few questions. My peer started with a softball. Joe responded with a stutter, swing, and a miss. He made the cardinal sin of answering tough questions– he made stuff up.

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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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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Leadership Quotes That Inspire Me

Eric Jacobson

7 Suggestions to Have the Best Christmas Ever

Ron Edmondson

It’s Christmas time again. Seems to come every year about this time. The most wonderful time of the year. There’ll be parties for hosting. Marshmallows for toasting. And caroling out in the snow. There’ll be scary ghost stories. And tales of the glories.

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.

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.

A 90 Minute Activity for New Year’s Eve

Kevin Eikenberry

The image here shows many of the things that might be on your mind and on your calendar for New Year’s Eve; and while there is nothing wrong with any of those things, I going to share a short exercise with you that will be fun, informative and might be the most valuable 90 minutes […].

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.