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Licensed To Lead – A New Perspective

Lead Change Blog

In one of the movies, License to Kill, James Bond went rogue — giving himself carte blanche authority to use his know how on a specific mission. We hold this license which strengthens our authority to go rogue for leadership. I love James Bond movies.

Important Steps to Licensing Your Ideas from Licensing Expert Stephen Key

Women on Business

My experience as a mentor to entrepreneurs and inventors has taught me that women are especially well suited to picking up the skills and knowledge needed to license their ideas. I’m a proponent of licensing because it’s a low-risk venture. You don’t need to quit your day job to successfully license your product ideas and you don’t need to spend a lot of money. The rest of this blog will detail some of the most important steps to licensing your ideas.

Being Authentic Isn’t a License to be an SOB


We all probably know someone who has a “This is me – take it or leave it” attitude. They might hide behind the cloak of authenticity when they share just about everything on their mind, and just about everything they feel.

The Licensing Game


Louisiana licenses florists. Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Connecticut license "home entertainment installers." Seven states license upholsterers.

Any Leader Who Supports Unjust Treatment Should Lose His or Her Leader’s License

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here’s your must-read of the day. After my reading of books detailing modern day slavery in Florida and the abuse of workers in the forests of our country (including Tomatoland; Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt), and after the latest of too many horror stories, this one from Bangladesh, I am wondering how I can make [.]. Randy''s blog entries

Portlandia: "I don't have a driver's license."


The cyclist in " Portlandia." I think I've met him

License to Pawn: Deals, Steals, and My Life at the Gold & Silver

Kevin Eikenberry

By Rick Harrison and Tim Keown One of my guilty television pleasures is Pawn Stars on the History Channel. I first saw it in a hotel room late one night. And I was hooked from the first show. If you haven’t seen the show, it is, as described in this book, “like the Antique Roadshow [.]. Achievement Books Learning Personal Development biography Pawn Stars Success

Why true leaders sacrifice

Lead on Purpose

“Leadership is not a license to do less, it’s a responsibility to do more.” What makes leaders different from everyone else? How do they build trust with the people they serve? Why do they forego their own interests on behalf … Continue reading → Leadership Trust accountability honesty Integrity sacrifice team building

Mike Purcell Joins StrategyDriven Power & Utilities Advisory Services Practice

Strategy Driven

His hands-on knowledge and experience in performance improvement, regulatory inspection readiness, license renewals, and power uprates will be a great asset to our team”. Mike also possesses extensive regulatory and licensing experience including inspection readiness activities for U.S.

Is Your Self Esteem Limiting You?

Kevin Eikenberry

Yet it isn’t like a drivers license – you don’t automatically qualify for it at a certain age. Self-esteem gets talked about a lot in schools. We wonder and concern ourselves with it in our children. And in my experience and observation, this is a bigger limiting factor to our (and others’) success than most [.]. Developing Others Leadership Learning Personal Development Quotations Iyanla Vanzant productivity self esteem

Quote of the day: P.J. O’Rourke

Crossderry Blog

And when you do find somebody, it’s remarkable how often his picture turns up on your driver’s license. One of the annoying things about believing in free will and individual responsibility is the difficulty of finding somebody to blame your problems on. O’Rourke Filed under: PMO.

A Future with Almost No Parking Lots? – Just a Quick Thought for Your Day

First Friday Book Synopsis

But, here’s just one thought from the book Exponential Organizations: In September, 2014, California will issue the first license plates for driverless cars… (resulting in, ultimately) almost no parking lots and fewer […]. Are you ready? Here it comes. you ask… Simply this. A much different future… The future will be different in many ways.

Treat People as Partners

Michael Lee Stallard

license. . #96 Treat People as Partners. Treat people as equals. Never speak down to anyone or intentionally ignore him or her. This is the ninety-sixth post in our series entitled “100 Ways to Connect.” The series highlights language, attitudes and behaviors that help you connect with others.

Do You Ask Enough Questions?

Lead Change Blog

The Travelers asked me to complete an application, which called for my driver’s license number and a history of any moving traffic violations. I had a license, no violations, and had never driven on a freeway before.

102: Storytelling for Leaders: How to Influence, Engage & Inspire | with Amanda Marko

Engaging Leader

licensed to deliver Storytelling for Leaders, which teaches business leaders a proven method for creating messages that resonate, build engagement, and drive change. Storytelling is an effective leadership tool for change management, engagement, and bringing the business strategy to life.

Rethinking the Cease and Desist: Don’t Threaten Fan Communities and Groups, License Your Brand to Them

Managing Communities

photo credit: EverJean I want to expand on something that we discussed on the August 8 episode of the SitePoint Podcast, about the cease and desist and how it negatively impacts brands when used poorly, especially against fans. Strong fan communities are gold to the companies, individuals, products and things that they are a fan of. [.]. How Should I Participate

Change is What You Make of It

Lead Change Blog

My wife recently became a licensed real estate agent, a career for which she has been preparing most of her adult life and one that fits her like a glove, uses her considerable knowledge and skills artfully, and is simply the best work choice for her that I can imagine.

106: 4 Storytelling Frameworks to Lead Change | with Amanda Marko

Engaging Leader

licensed to deliver Storytelling for Leaders, which teaches business leaders a proven method for creating messages that resonate, build engagement, and drive change. Storytelling is a key tool for leading change.

10 Legal Tips that Can Save Your Business

Strategy Driven

Tip 3: Obtain All Necessary Licenses and Permits. Many businesses require licenses and/or permits to operate, whether they are issued a federal, state, or local government.

A Powerful and Cost Effective Way to Become a Stronger Manager

Let's Grow Leaders

There’s real value in having teams of managers going through this together, which is why I’ve made it easier to purchase multiple licenses with tiered pricing. There’s no question. The best way to get better at leading is by leading.

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Leading a “Mozart”

Lead Change Blog

His actions seemed less about rebellion and more about artistic license and the pursuit of his vision. He was arguably the greatest composer who has ever lived. He wrote over 600 scores during his short 35 year life span. He was performing advanced piano works before kings at the age of five.

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Purpose Point of View

Strategy Driven

As an executive coach, former licensed psychologist and certified public accountant, Ms. No matter which way you turn, the focus on ‘purpose’ is everywhere.

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Architect Your Leadership – Part 2 – Architectural Style

Modern Servant Leader

CC License, courtesy David Sky. CC License, courtesy New Orleans Lady. CC License, courtesy arch-hiroshima. CC License, courtesy We’re discussing how to build your leadership like an architect builds a home.

The Most Inspirational Social Media I've Ever Seen.

Rich Gee Group

This work by Rich Gee is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Media 50 Puts Fun Spin on Community; Allows You to Rock the Virtual Dance Floor as a DJ

Managing Communities

I’ve spent a good portion of the last few days on Turntable, the new social DJ service that allows anyone to be a virtual DJ, pulling from a licensed catalog of over 11 million songs. Right now, access is limited to those who have Facebook friends who are already on the service and access is [.]. Managing the Community

Employee Engagement And Your Operational Strategy

The Leadership Advisor

Perhaps I may have taken some dramatic license and embellished a bit on that one, but you get the point. Employee engagement – right brain, touchy, feely stuff. Operational strategy – left brain, geeky, analytical stuff. Miles apart, right? Not as much as you would think.

Leadership Horror Stories

Modern Servant Leader

Here are some of the greatest Leadership Horrors of all time: Headless Horseman, CC license by Josh Gross. Zombie, CC License by aeviin. Banshee, CC License by Frozen Poltergeist. Werewolf, CC License by Phil Renaud. Vampire, CC License by Sandra Falkevik. Exorcist, CC License by Bob Bekian. There are plenty of horror story compilations on ghosts, goblins and monsters, but what about all those leadership horror stories?

Top 5 Obstacles to Having a Great Christian Marriage

Ron Edmondson

When my boys got their driver’s license we sent them to four Saturdays of classes. I love marriage. I love the idea of marriage and the process of marriage. But, marriage isn’t easy. It’s actually hard to have a good marriage.

Give Your Employees a Knife

Lead Change Blog

Empowerment does not mean unlimited license. Employees need guidelines, not unlimited license. The meal was superb at the Outback Steakhouse in Conyers, GA.

A Compass for Transition

Lead Change Blog

Being chauffeured, to holding a driver’s license. As we look at the timeline of our lives, how many transitions can we see? Inside the womb to outside the womb counts as one of our first major transitions. Graduation, moving, marriage, births, deaths, promotions, the list goes on and on.

“Respect Must Be Earned” – Leaders, Are You Comfortable Being Held to a Higher Standard?

Lead Change Blog

Earlier this year I expounded on how much this phrase, “respect must be earned,&# bugs me, in the context of a manager to employee relationship — mainly because it can be misinterpreted and give license to immature or unscrupulous managers to treat [.] “Respect Must Be Earned&# – Leaders, Are You Comfortable Being Held to a Higher Standard? Posted in Best of Blogs Series Leadership Development Bosses, no, I really don’t intend on making you a target of disrespect.

Medical Ethics in Wisconsin


Yes indeed, if I were to give a doctor’s note to someone without conducting a proper medical evaluation (however brief), I’d be guilty of improper behavior and ethics and could be brought before the medical licensing board. Fake medical excuses being handed out by doctors at the Wisconsin demonstrations? I’m a physician. I take care of patients.

Leading Change – Lessons for New Leaders from Satya Nadella

Great Leadership By Dan

For instance, Nadella drove home his mobile/cloud and productivity agenda early in his tenure with the release of Office for iPad, the elimination of licensing fees for Windows on smartphones and smaller tablets and the release of hybrid cloud management tools for Azure.

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3 Ways To Stay Connected.

Rich Gee Group

This work by Rich Gee is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

4 Essentials For Cultural Leadership

The Leadership Advisor

It isn’t a license or call to micro-manage people or bureaucratically babysit them. It’s been said so many times, but it’s worth repeating, “Good leadership is more than getting tasks accomplished.” ” Quality leadership develops people.

Will Aetna CEO Transform Healthcare (and CEO Leadership While He’s at it)?

Michael Lee Stallard

Generic License. At the 2015 World Business Forum in New York City, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini laid out the most important vision at the conference: a vision to save healthcare. Bertolini’s message is that healthcare is broken and that he is committed to fixing it.

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The Five Strategic Rules of Leadership Clarity

N2Growth Blog

Photo by The National Guard , available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license. By Damian D. “Skipper” Pitts. Chair, Organizational Development, N2Growth. In today’s leadership and strategy methodologies, leaders and organizations need to have five strategic rules of leadership clarity present in order to achieve greater outcomes of effort within their organizational designs.

Work & Life: Running on Fumes in North Dakota – Life as a Female Trucker

ReThink HR

Unable to find decent work on the West Coast, she moved to North Dakota carrying unpaid hospital bills, student loans and a commercial driver’s license.

Thankful For You.

Rich Gee Group

This work by Rich Gee is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

Tiptoe Through the Tulips No More

Mills Scofield

We’ve blurred the lines between freedom and license, between having the right and it being right, and between output (a vehement disagreement) and outcome (a solution achieved through work, compromise and promise). Well, last week’s post got some great responses.