2014

Five Personal Reflection Questions to Evaluate Your Year and Start the New Year Right

Ron Edmondson

I’m a reflective person. This time of year — when we start to see all the “best of” reflections online and in the news, I like to do my own personal reflection. How was the year? What can we learn from it? How can I do better next year?

How to Get Ahead When Life’s not “Fair”

Marshall Goldsmith

Have you ever worked with someone who incessantly whined about how unfair things are, how bad, how wrong or how irrational? When people constantly whine and complain, they inhibit any chance they have for impacting the future.

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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.

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! ]].

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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Xavier Charles Estill Austen

CEO Blog

I am once again a proud grandfather. Mother Laura and baby are both doing well and healthy. Xavier Austen. 5 lbs 15 oz, 19.5 inches, born 19 November 2014 at 1:46 pm. He arrived about a month early. He already is trying to be punctual - a skill that will serve him well in life.

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.

Compassion – A Cornerstone In Today’s Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

In this month-long celebration of my first book “ Leadership Vertigo ”, I’ve had the distinct pleasure of having some of the top leadership experts – Doug Conant, Liz Wiseman, Jim Kouzes, and Barry Posner – share their insights about three of the four leadership principles discussed in my book.

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.

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

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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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! ]].

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?

Live Leadership Notes From Craig Groeschel At Catalyst 2014

Joseph Lalonde

C raig Groeschel is the lead pastor at LifeChurch. Through his leadership, the church has become a force to be reckoned with. They’ve revolutionized the way church is done.

You’ve Changed! Why Didn’t They Notice?

Marshall Goldsmith

It’s much harder to change others’ perceptions of our behavior than it is to change our own behavior. People’s perceptions of us are formed when they observe a sequence of actions we take that resemble one another.

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.

The Big Picture of Business – Cut the Weeds: Focus on Priorities and Strategy, Avoid the Time Zappers

Strategy Driven

One of the by-products of being high-profile is that you get hangers-on. Most mean well and want to associate with someone successful. Some are groupies, and some are outright users. The art is to discern and marginalize the weeds from your path. One mean-weller kept hounding me.

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.

3 Valuable Insights Leaders Can Learn From Neuroscience

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Jesse Newton and Josh Davis. If you’re trying to instill organizational change in your company, then you face not just a logistical shift, but a cultural challenge as well. Employees will have to think differently, see people differently, and act in new ways.

5 Step Process to Write a Simple, but Achievable Life Plan

Ron Edmondson

Here’s a simple, step-by-step process to writing a life plan. If you don’t know me, you wouldn’t know that I prefer simple. If it’s complicated or too involved, I’ll opt out quickly. That’s my goal here. (I

3 Lessons Completing #StJude Half-Marathon

Dave Bratcher

Running…13.1 MILES? This time last year, I could run around the couch. After a year of running, starting with running for 30 seconds and culminating with running for 2 hours, 18 minutes, what a rush.

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 […].

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! ]].

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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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 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.

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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Millennials Speak! 5 Future Leadership “Must Haves”

Marshall Goldsmith

Millennials speak up! You need an “equal say” in your company’s future leadership. Here is why. To begin, let’s start with a premise I hear over and over. The most important job of the CEO and the Board is to pick the next CEO. Succession is critical.

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.

The Sign of a True Leader: A Tribute to Judy Martin

C-Level Strategies

There’s an inner well of wisdom that contains a juicy elixir that we often ignore. In the silence can emerge great creativity. It we can get quiet enough to listen – all else falls into place. Business is hard, but I teach that the competitive edge is that silence.

A Guaranteed Way to Have the Best New Year Ever

Ron Edmondson

Do you want to guarantee your success in the new year? If you could figure out a way, that’d be worth it, right? Here’s a Biblical example of how to have the best year ever. The Lord said to Abram: Go out from your land, your relatives, and your father’s house.

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.

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 […].

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! ]].