Is give-and-take an old-fashioned notion?

Lead Change Blog

Professor Walter Fluker writes in his book Ethical Leadership , “In a world of winners and losers, there is little room for principles of equity, reciprocity, and impartiality.”. Leadership Development kindness reciprocityI invite your help in figuring this one out!

Fashion Friends Make a Fresh Start :: Women on Business

Women on Business

More than that, we had confidence in the idea that we were truly going to be introducing a new kind of shopping experience to the fashion-forward customer.

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An ordeal is not… ideal – Thoughts on working conditions; workplace morale; plain old fashioned “fun”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Watch the short video, “It’s Not About the… Read More An ordeal is not… ideal – Thoughts on working conditions; workplace morale; plain old fashioned “fun”. Randy's blog entries Leadership morale workplace conditionsordeal a painful or horrific experience, especially a protracted one. —————— You remember the old illustration/joke. A couple is talking, and the woman says: “It’s just… there’s all this pressure.

Authentic Leadership: Ornamental Hermits and Why We Should Avoid Them

RapidStart Leadership

In the middle of the 18th century in Europe, it was fashionable to have your own personal hermit. How did this come about, and more importantly, what can it tell us about authentic leadership? Leadership Concepts authentic leadership micromanaging ornamental hermit vision

The Most Misunderstood Aspect Of Great Leadership

N2Growth Blog

I was recently asked what I consider to be the most misunderstood aspect of great leadership; in other words, what makes great leaders great? What immediately came to mind is not only misunderstood, but it also happens to be the most often overlooked element of leadership, and the one which also affords leaders the greatest opportunity for personal, professional, and enterprise growth. Control is about power – not leadership.

The Best Leadership Books of 2019

Leading Blog

Great Leaders Have No Rules : Contrarian Leadership Principles to Transform Your Team and Business by Kevin Kruse (Rodale Books, 2019) Kevin Kruse debunks popular wisdom with ten contrarian principles for better, faster, easier leadership. L EADERSHIP development is a lifelong process.

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The 5 Enemies of Trustworthy Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Nearly everyday we hear or see reports of prominent leaders who have been caught in a scandal, violated the law, or broken trust with their followers in some form or fashion. Sadly, the enemies of trustworthy leadership come from within; within each one of us. Because these enemies are so crafty, you must be on guard to constantly protect and nurture the most prized possession of your leadership – trust. The Five Enemies of Trustworthy Leadership.

How Leadership Is A Relationship

Joseph Lalonde

For many, thinking of leadership as a relationship is difficult. Too many people consider leadership a position, a role to play. Yet leadership is much more than the day to day activities you partake in to run your organization. How Leadership Is A Relationship.

First Look: Leadership Books for May 2019

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in May 2019. Too many leaders approach complexity the wrong way—they push their people harder and harder and tackle problems one at a time over months, sometimes even years, and nearly always in a linear fashion. Ron Williams provides you with practical, tested leadership advice, whether you're searching for a new career, looking for proven management solutions, or seeking to transform your organization.

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August 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the August Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, creativity and inspiration, development, productivity, team building, and more. Jim Taggert of Changing Winds provided Leading for Success: How to Create a Culture of Innovation by Following 10 Leadership Behaviours. Dan McCarthy of Great Leadership provided A 5-Step Training Plan to Think like a Navy SEAL.

10 Insights on Inspirational Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Is inspirational leadership the holy grail of leadership? I define such a pinnacle – the holy grail of leadership – as that which engenders the highest levels of employee engagement and commitment. Leadership expert John C.

quickpoint: Strategy and Leadership

Leading Blog

Professor David Teece of University of California Berkeley Hass School of Business shares this in the foreword of Winning the Long Game : A firm’s dynamic capabilities rest on two pillars: ( 1 ) the vision and leadership skills of managers, and ( 2 ) the cohesion and flexibility of the organization as a whole. Leaders must fashion sound strategies for the enterprise, and the organization itself must be agile enough to adapt as required.

Leadership & Perception

N2Growth Blog

What’s interesting to me is most people actually form their perceptions in a very similar fashion. Communications Leadership Leadership and Perception Mike Myatt N2growth Perception Percepton MattersBy Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Does perception matter?

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Crazy Rich Asians

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article What do you get when you cross My Big Fat Greek Wedding with a cast of Asians? Crazy Rich Asians is also a great movie to learn leadership lessons from. Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Crazy Rich Asians. She loves fashion and high-end clothing.

Five Leadership Lessons from the Garden

Lead Change Blog

In like fashion, my corner of the garage has all the tools, sprays, and plant potions necessary for probable surprises. Leadership Development Gardening leadership lessons ManagementThe flowers that are in full bloom are wonderful.

The Language Of Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

That’s why it’s important for us to take note of sawubona – so that we make intentional our efforts to nurture relationships with those we lead , so we can understand what matters to them, and how they can contribute in a meaningful fashion to our shared purpose.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Porco Rosso

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article I recently had the opportunity to view this classic Studio Ghibli film in an actual theater! In classic Miyazaki fashion, Porco Rosso combines animation, story, and music into a touching film that leaves the viewer longing for more.

Leadership and Surrender

N2Growth Blog

You’ll rarely encounter the words leadership and surrender used together in complementary fashion. Society has labeled surrender as a sign of leadership weakness, when in fact, it can be among the greatest of leadership strengths.

Active Listening: the Key to Leadership Success

Great Leadership By Dan

Even the military has morphed their ideals on leadership roles, shifting away from the highest ranked official and instead citing the individual or group who knows the mission and territory the best. This concept is combated by leadership that is visible and communicative at all levels.

5 Leadership Lessons: Redesigning Leadership

Leading Blog

In Redesigning Leadership , he—with co-author Becky Bermont—pulls the leadership lessons from the ups and downs of his time there. Leadership is never easy and it is made more difficult by what I perceive is a growing sense of entitlement we all feel in our culture. Redesigning Leadership is a slim book, but it is full of great thoughts like these: Learning something new means finding not just a new way to see the world, but often a new way to change the world.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Mile 22

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Mile 22 finds CIA operative James Silva (Mark Wahlberg) leading a paramilitary team on a mission to extract a valuable asset out of Southeast Asia. And, of course, lots of leadership lessons in Mile 22. Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Mile 22.

What I Learned About Leadership from Reading Mad Magazine

Next Level Blog

That’s a big part of life and leadership isn’t it? Manage Yourself Growth humor leadership mad magazine selfawareness snarkYou may have seen the recent news that Mad magazine is ending regular publication.

What's Your Leadership B Side?

Great Leadership By Dan

But like those old-fashioned records, you have a B side whether you want it or not. How your B side will impact your team depends on your leadership style. Leadership shouldn't be a solitary venture and neither should exploring how to manage your own strengths and weaknesses.

The Importance Of Emotional Intelligence In Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

Leadership for Life, a professional blog on, explains that leadership has two factions, external and internal, that shape how a leader conducts daily activities to accomplish goals while recognizing their own habits, attitudes, and emotions.

Reel Leadership: 24 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Marvel’s Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Joseph Lalonde

This sets us up for plenty of leadership lessons and quotes from the Avengers. That’s a fact of life, and leadership. And yet he laid out an amazing leadership quote. Man, those are some leadership lessons, huh? What leadership lessons did you see in the movie?

Leadership and Time

N2Growth Blog

Initiative Overload - Biting-off more than you can chew is a sure way to over-complicate things in a completely unproductive fashion. Using yes or no improperly simply because it’s the easy thing to do is not good leadership. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

Leadership Interview – James Hotaling

N2Growth Blog

There are simply no words that can do justice to the example of servant leadership epitomized by Command Chief Master Sergeant James Hotaling. Jim’s answers to my questions are nothing short of a leadership manifesto. James Hotaling : Over management and under leadership.

Building Emotional Competencies In Our Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

The major challenge this workplace issue presents comes from the fact that our ability to address workplace stress depends not on our technical capabilities, but on the emotional competencies we bring to our leadership.

Leadership and Mentoring

N2Growth Blog

Leadership and mentoring go hand-in-hand. If you accept this premise as correct, then why is it that so many in positions of leadership fall woefully short in successfully transferring the benefits of their wisdom and experience to others?

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The Best Leadership Books of 2016

Leading Blog

O NCE AGAIN we see that despite our rhetoric, what we are is reflected in our leaders and leadership. Learning Leadership : The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader by James M. Related Interest: Best Leadership Books of 2015. Best Leadership Books of 2014.

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Leadership and Resourcing

N2Growth Blog

In today’s post I’ll look at the topic of resourcing as a key success metric for anyone in a leadership position. The essence of Leadership is not found in doing things yourself, but in teaching others how to do things better than you ever could.

Leadership: Blinded by Success?

N2Growth Blog

The pivotal point in leadership maturity is when you remove yourself from the spotlight and focus on building into others. A real legacy is lived in the present, and as a result it endures the test of time in magnificent fashion. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ocean’s 8

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article There have been many classic heist films in the history of cinema. You will also discover loads of leadership lessons in Ocean’s 8. Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ocean’s 8. Or a plethora of other leadership abilities.

Leadership and Competition

N2Growth Blog

While some companies talk a good game with regard to competitive strategy, in my experience very few businesses actually address the issue in adequate fashion. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Competition is only to be feared if not understood.

Re-Igniting Your Leadership Fire

The Empowered Buisness

This article provides you with 3 critical leadership steps for transitioning from the end of this year to 2016. Let’s first address what are transitions. Why Are They Important to Leadership Growth? Leadership breakthroughs can only happen in the pauses. In transition periods.

The Servant Leadership Journal: An 18 Week Journey to Transform You and Your Organization

Kevin Eikenberry

Written by an experienced leader who is passionate about servant leadership, the book/journal is fashioned around nine behaviors: Serve first Build trust Live […]. Leadership & Supervisory Skills book journal servant leadership

Are You Creating Value Through Your Leadership?

Tanveer Naseer

One of the things I enjoy in writing about leadership is looking out for new insights into how we can become a better leader to those we serve, as well as discovering new examples that can help to illustrate what those measures might look like in action.

The Ten Golden Rules of Leadership

Leading Blog

Michael Soupios and Panos Mourdoukoutas have reviewed the writings of the Classical philosophers and selected ten ideas that will positively impact our leadership effectiveness in The Ten Golden Rules of Leadership. Early on the authors suggest that the raw material of leadership is not latent in just about everyone and it “just takes a nudge to trigger its unfolding.” Further, the “special qualities of genuine leadership are remarkably complex and rare.”

15 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Warcraft The Movie

Joseph Lalonde

So, let’s get to the leadership lessons from Warcraft. Let me go first – A #Leadership lesson from @warcraftmovie Click To Tweet. – A #Leadership lesson from… Click To Tweet. If you start down the path of bad leadership, your followers will notice.

5 Ways You Undermine Trust in Your Leadership

Leading with Trust

Nearly everyday we hear or see reports of prominent leaders who have been caught in a scandal, violated the law, or broken trust with their followers in some form or fashion. We are our own worst enemy when it comes to undermining trust in our leadership. For leaders, trust is a must.

Knowledge is power

Lead on Purpose

This question was answered in a very interesting fashion on a on a podcast where Dr. Paul interviews Dayna Steele , a lively author and former rock-n-roll disk jockey in Houston.

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Mike Myatt on Hacking Leadership


It’s rare for me to get as enthused about a leadership book as I am about Mike Myatt’s Hacking Leadership. I honestly think this leadership book is one of the most relevant and honest to come along in years.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Spider-Man: Homecoming

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article We first saw Tom Holland as Spider-Man in the film Captain America: Civil War. He and his team are equipped with weapons fashioned from alien technology. Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Spider-Man: Homecoming. Leadership isn’t a solo journey.