March, 2019

Controlling the Flow: Why Today’s Leaders Have To Be Plumbers Too

Terry Starbucker

There’s a role a leader must play that in this day and age is even more important than being a teacher or mentor. It’s the role of a plumber. Yep, a plumber. Think about this for a minute – a plumber deals with pressure and flow all the time –in this case as it pertains to water.

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Influence: Never Underestimate Your Impact

General Leadership

GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link].

Horst Schulze: 4 Decisions Every Leader Must Make

Leading Blog

H ORST SCHULZE knew from the time he was eleven years old that he wanted to work in a hotel. It was at the end of his first apprenticeship in an assigned essay he coined the phrase that would guide him the rest of his life: “Ladies and Gentlemen Serving Ladies and Gentlemen.”.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Captain Marvel

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The last Marvel Cinematic Universe movie to release before this year’s highly anticipated Avengers: Endgame, released this past Friday. Captain Marvel took to the screen and wowed most audiences.

7 Unspoken, Unseen Leadership Traits That Make Leaders Great

Ron Edmondson

There are parts of leadership you won’t read on a job description when they are telling you about the place you will work. There are traits of a leader which are unseen – often unknown.

Are Our Souls on Treadmills??

Mills Scofield

This academic year the cost of putting kids on treadmills from Pre-K onward is slapping me in the face through the students I mentor. I’ve seen students’ stress, anxiety and depression increasing over the past few years but not with the exponential leap I’ve seen this year.

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Why you need to get personal at work

Aspire-CS

Photo credit: 123rf. Some leaders think that they shouldn’t develop “personal relationships” with their employees and other stakeholders at work. When asked why they feel that way, they say that it would be unethical, immoral, and make them vulnerable to criticism.

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You Might Be a Bad Leader If…

Leading Blog

N ONE OF US would readily admit to being a bad leader. We see ourselves as pretty good or at least well-intentioned. But people don’t experience our intentions; they experience what we actually do.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Captive State

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Captive State, directed by Rupert Wyatt, is a science fiction movie set in Chicago 10 years after an alien occupation. The citizens of Chicago (and the world) are following orders from their alien overlords. This soon begins to change as a Resistance rises up once more.

How I Made the Transition from the Corporate World To Ministry World

Ron Edmondson

It’s probably the question I get asked most often. I got it last week from a man who is a practicing CPA and a successful entrepreneur, but feels something is missing in his life.

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Creating a Communication Cadence

Kevin Eikenberry

As leaders, we must always be thinking about when and how and what we communicate with our team members. Finding our way here is critical to our short and long-term success as a leader.

Leadership Development That Makes a Difference

Strategy Driven

As a leader, there are multiple competing demands on your time. Too often, leadership development falls by the wayside. It’s too easy to file that under ‘get to it later.’ Yet, most leaders expect results. If you didn’t spend time on your financial portfolio, would you expect results?

Win the Heart

Lead Change Blog

Every great company has an engaged workforce, and nurturing a culture of engagement is at the heart of great leadership — employees who really care about their work, their coworkers, and the organization can supercharge a company’s success. But for many years, engagement has been suffering.

Lessons in Leadership to Last a Lifetime

Leading Blog

A FTER 18 YEARS on the MIT faculty, I thought I knew a thing or two about leadership. After all, I was tenured and had supervised dozens of students seeking undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

Becoming An Educated Leader

Joseph Lalonde

Through the uneducated leader series, you might have begun to realize it’s okay to become a leader without a formal education. There are plenty of leaders who have or are leading without a college degree. On might even be one of those.

Two Types of Creative’s That Bring Success to a Team

Ron Edmondson

There are two types of creatives I love to have on teams I lead. Sometimes I think we recognize the first one, but fail to appreciate the second type. Creative at shaping the vision. These people help us see where we need to go in the future. They are thought leaders and trend setters.

10 Simple Steps That Will Help You Overcome Adversity And Achieve Success

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Fred Stuvek. All of us will face some degree of adversity in our life, this is inevitable. You can’t run from it. You can’t hide from it. It will find you. You have to deal with it, embrace it as a learning experience, Click to continue reading.

Thoughts on Crises

Execupundit

The word "crisis" gets tossed around a great deal nowadays. I used to teach workshops on crisis management and it was always interesting to examine the differences between various crises and how they were resolved. A few statements of the obvious: The best way to deal with a crisis is to prevent it.

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5 Skills Needed in the Workforce by 2020

Lead Change Blog

By the year 2020, the workplace will require some unique skills in order to thrive, to be resilient, and to relish an ever-changing world. Now is the time to begin developing them. The Institute for the Future teamed up with the University of Phoenix Research Institute to pinpoint skills that are the result of several current economic drivers. Skill #1: Sense-Making. This requires one to determine the deeper meaning or significance of what is being expressed.

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11 Shifts Every Leader Needs to Make

Leading Blog

T O GET FROM where we are to where we want to be requires a shift in our thinking. When our thinking shifts in an area, our perspective changes, and new opportunities become visible. We serve people differently.

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Famous Leaders Without A Formal Education

Joseph Lalonde

It’s always a fascinating journey to take a look at famous leaders and see who did or did not have a formal education. There are many such leaders and you may be surprised at who skipped out on college and a degree.

When You Doubt Yourself as a Leader

Ron Edmondson

Have you been having moments of doubt about your current leadership situation? It could be a season or just a passing thought, but something inside you says you don’t have what it takes. It’s not unusual. Every leader goes through it at some point.

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3 Ways to Keep Consumers on Your Website for Longer

Strategy Driven

As a modern-day business owner, you know just how important it is to have a website that attracts traffic. Attracting visitors to your site is, however, only half the battle.

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Three Keys to Influencing Your Team More Effectively

Kevin Eikenberry

As a leader, you are in the influence business. People are watching what you do, when you do it, and how you do it. They are listening to what you say, how you say it and when you say it. And that is just part of how you are influencing your team. To be a […].

March 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the March Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, productivity, development, engagement, team-building, and more. Communication. Mary Ila Ward of Horizon Point Consulting shared Is Your Workplace Full of Facts or Opinions? She asks: “How often do you get fact and opinion confused?

How Big Companies Can (and do) Innovate Like a Start-Up

Leading Blog

T HE INNOVATION WE PRIZE at successful start-ups is a mindset that is brought into the start-up and not necessarily the inherent quality of every start-up. Innovation isn’t something that just happens; we create the conditions for it. Big organizations can innovate like small start-ups.

The Uneducated Leader

Joseph Lalonde

Getting your foot in the door of a leadership position can be difficult, if not seemingly impossible. Yet you can become a leader without an education. Many great organizational leaders have stepped into a leadership role without formal education.

5 Steps When Changes Needed Seem Overwhelming

Ron Edmondson

The first couple years into church revitalization there were more opportunities than time. I was so excited about the potential we had to restore a historic, established church, but my calendar wouldn’t hold anymore and my mind was exploding.

The Importance of Taking Care of Yourself While Working

Strategy Driven

Waking up and getting ready for work in the morning is a routine that many people are familiar with. You get up, brush your teeth and wash your face, change, eat some breakfast and make sure you have everything you need before you head out the door.

Do Friends and Leadership Mix? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

This is a question that I get asked a lot and I think in order to answer this question, you have to understand the answer to another question first: How do you define friend?

Business Wisdom Learned From Bomb Squad Experts And Their Commanders

General Leadership

GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”

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35 Leadership Quotes from the 10th Global Peter Drucker Forum

Leading Blog

T HE 10th annual Global Peter Drucker Forum was held in November 2018 in Drucker's home town of Vienna, Austria. This year’s theme was Management: The Human Dimension. The following are 35 quotes from the two-day event that are worth reflecting on: ?

Learning While Leading

Joseph Lalonde

One of the greatest things about leading is that you don’t have to know all of the answers. You can discover the right answers through your time leading. This is one of the reasons leaders don’t have to go through formal training. Leading is a learn on the job type of experience.

The Eraser Test: How to Know When It’s Time for a Change

RapidStart Leadership

How do we know when to change the plan? A casual remark by a friend last week got me thinking about the idea of flexibility and change. As leaders, we choose the objectives and set the course.

Why Ethics are Essential for a Strong Team Culture

Strategy Driven

Building a team culture that is magnetic or lasts means better productivity, positive engagement, and higher retention. However, what has been largely overlooked by many business leaders is the essential foundation for a culture that sustains and thrives: Ethics.

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A New Type of Onboarding – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

You likely have a program of some sort when new employees join your organization – most call it onboarding – but do you have the same process for NEW supervisors? These onboarding processes are so valuable for new employees, but they can also have value for new supervisors.

Instill Confidence in Employees

Career Advancement

“Trust is a core currency of any relationship. Sometimes our need to control and micromanage everything erodes our confidence in ourselves and others. The truth: People are much more capable than we think. A hearty dose of trust is often what’s needed to unlock the magic.