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Inspiration and Advice for Women Entrepreneurs

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Engaging your Team: The Science of Inspiring Others to Give their All

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Suzanne Bates: When I started my first career in television news so many years ago, the term “employee engagement” had been invented. But it was irrelevant to me. I was jazzed about going to work every day. Nobody had to give me a speech about going above and beyond.

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12 Critical Competencies For Leadership in the Future


The rate of change in the business world today is greater than our ability to respond. In a world that is often described as VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and ambiguous), there are major tectonic shifts that demand a new mindset of leadership. First, let us look at these shifts.

Five Keys to Communicating Remotely

Kevin Eikenberry

Never has the desire to and need to communicate with people distant from us been more pressing or important than it is today. And while communication is complex enough to start with, when we are doing it at a distance, even more barriers arise.

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Transforming Leadership And Trust In The Organization

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece from author David Amerland. There is a change happening at the very top of the organizational hierarchy that, like a weather vane, reflects some of the fundamental changes happening across every organization and the marketplace they operate in.

Do less and be more of a leader


Imagine that someone takes notice that you get things done and they see greater potential in you. They talk to you about becoming a people manager or having even greater people responsibilities if you are already a manager.

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The 7 Things A Leader Must Do To Build The Perfect Team

Terry Starbucker

On paper, and in your head, you have the best team in the world – and yet, things are not clicking. You feel like you have the “ right people on the bus “, but right now, it’s just a bus going to nowhere. What to do?

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Self-disclosure, Leadership and Trust

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

One of the leadership dimensions that often gets marked lowest on 360 assessments is the one related to “disclosing information about self.” When reviewing assessment results with coaching clients, I have noticed that those who are rated low on this trait are often confused.

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Authenticity and Gender

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How to Manage 5 Difficult Personalities at Work

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Merrick Rosenberg : At extreme levels, our most admirable personality traits undermine us. Charles Dickens said it best in his novel Dombey and Son : “…vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!” To understand the vice , and address it, we must examine the virtue first.

Pitfalls To Avoid During Organizational Transformation


Disruptive forces compel organizations to undertake large scale transformation initiatives to stay relevant. The speed of executing these transformations is as crucial as the initiatives itself and a lot is at stake.

The Power of Positive Framing

Kevin Eikenberry

An old Chinese story goes something like this. There was a farmer who tilled his fields with a single horse, until that horse escaped. This would seem to be a very difficult situation, yet when asked about his misfortune, the farmer replies, “bad luck or good luck, who knows?”

5 Leadership Lessons: What if the Rules to Winning Were Different than You Thought?

Leading Blog

W HAT IF GIVING VALUE beat extracting value every time? What is seeing others succeed was the greatest reward? It is a Remarkable! culture that does that every time. A Remarkable!

7 Things Your High-Performing Employees Long To Hear You Say

Let's Grow Leaders

These are all real statements I’ve heard in the last few weeks: “Oh we don’t worry about observing our high-performing call center reps. We just focus on the ones who are struggling.”

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20 Leadership Tips in Tweet Length

Ron Edmondson

A friend emailed me and asked for my “top 20 leadership tips” They were doing a presentation on leadership and were asked to share 20 aspects of great leadership.

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Why Storytelling Matters In Today’s Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

With this latest piece on my leadership blog, I’m delighted to announce a new partnership with The Economist Executive Education. The opportunity to collaborate with such a respected and renowned publication is both an exciting opportunity and a great honour.

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The 10 Qualities That Make A Great Leader (and a more human one too)

Terry Starbucker

What are the 10 qualities that make a great leader, and a more human one too?

5 Questions to Surface Your Leadership Beliefs

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

What you don’t see CAN hurt you. and your team. Unexamined beliefs can undermine your good intentions. Here are five questions to help surface some important leadership beliefs and to consider how well your actions reflect them. What do you stand for? What do you care deeply about?

The Death of Thank You

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7 Ways to Build Trust and Confidence with Your Team

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Karin Hurt and David Dye When John needed something, he wanted it fast, and nothing made him want it faster than when the request was coming from his boss.

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Leadership: Start With Trust


Leadership starts with influence and influence starts with trust. Ability to truly connect with others is vital for leaders to build an environment where a leader is trusted for the intentions before being respected for competence.

Powerful Leadership Invitations

Kevin Eikenberry

Think about it. Would you rather be invited to an event, or be demanded to attend? If you want to go to the event, doesn’t the demand change that at least a little bit, (and maybe a lot)? And even if you don’t want to attend the event, doesn’t the invitation feel good and perhaps […].

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The 10 Laws of Trust

Leading Blog

I N The 10 Laws of Trust , JetBlue Chairman and Stanford Professor Joel Peterson begins by reminding us that “when it comes to building great companies, a leader’s job isn’t to make it to the top of the mountain alone.

4 UGLY Conversations to With Your Team Before Year End

Let's Grow Leaders

The second half of December is a great time for recognition, celebration, white elephant gifts and other fun. Yes, yes, please do all that, but don’t stop there. The best holiday gift you can give your team is to “own the ugly.”

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7 Dangers of Prideful Leadership

Ron Edmondson

I have frequently preached on the danger of pride. If you follow this blog, you know I tend to think a great deal about leadership. I have a heart for developing good leadership in the church and in ministry.

Why Expressing Gratitude Through Our Leadership Matters

Tanveer Naseer

This past weekend marked the celebration of Thanksgiving Day here in Canada, our last holiday long-weekend before the inevitable cold blast of winter arrives to blanket our country in snow and ice.

Top Project Management Challenges

Strategy Driven

Did you know that organizations lose $109 million for every $1 billion invested in projects and programs?

My Great Leadership Discovery: The Utter Simplicity At The Heart Of Any Business

Terry Starbucker

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The eyes in back of your head


Intuition: the power or faculty of attaining to direct knowledge or cognition without evident rational thought and inference. Merriam-Webster. When my four siblings and I were children, Mom always seemed to know what we were up to, even when she wasn’t in the room.

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4 Simple Ways to Turn Your Hobby into a Business

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Five Things GREAT Bosses Do Daily

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds : Every morning, your team members rally themselves to come to work. Some are enthused about what they’ll experience that day. They feel trusted, honored, and respected.

Leadership and The Art of Effective Listening


There is no leadership, personal or organizational, without listening.