August, 2017

Leadership Lessons from a 19th Century Genius

Leading Blog

W ILLIAM JAMES, one of the great thinkers of the late 19th century and the father of modern American psychology, has much to offer the modern executive.

How to Conquer Negative Self Talk (And Why You Must)

Women on Business

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7 Ways We Put a Not Welcome Sign on Our Church

Ron Edmondson

I was running once and saw this sign and the first word that popped in my head was “Closed” Anything which seems exclusive to the people already on the inside makes me as an outsider seem unwelcome. I’m sure that’s not the intent this church has with this sign.

3 Tips on How to Become a Magnetic Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Roberta Matuson : Lots of people think they are magnetic leaders when they are anything but. I define magnetic leaders as those who appear to effortlessly attract talent that will stick around. I open my book, The Magnetic Leader: How Irresistible Leaders Attract Employees, Customers and Profits , with the results of a recent TinyPulse New Year Employee Report, where one thousand working Americans shared their workplace wishes for the New Year.

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6 Ways To Become A More Positive Leader

Joseph Lalonde

No one like a Debbie Downer leader. By being negative, you’re bringing down everyone else. You don’t want this. It’s not only bad for morale, it’s bad for you. You lose your authority. You lose respect.

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Something Uplifting to Start Your Week

Next Level Blog

Photo credit: Justin Gilliland – The New York Times. If you’ve been avoiding the news lately, I can understand that. It’s not a particularly uplifting time in the United States and the world.

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One Hard Truth of Leadership

Ron Edmondson

There is one truth about leadership every leader must understand, but is difficult to receive by some leaders. The probability is good you won’t like this truth either. Not everyone will agree with you – or even like you – if you are a leader. That’s hard, isn’t it?

5 Tricks To Create A Consistent Writing Habit

Joseph Lalonde

It’s my belief that every leader should be writing. Whether it’s writing a blog like this one or writing a book, a leader who writes down his thoughts is able to touch more lives. But a complaint that I often hear is that there’s no time to write.

The Space Between Coaching and Delegating

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Your ability to develop a high performance team lies in your ability to recognize the space between coaching and delegating. When managers are coaches, everyone benefits – you, your team and your company. You get a lot of positive feedback for giving great advice and helping solve problems.

What Kind of Innovator Are You?

Leading Blog

I N EVERYTHING WE DO, we bring with it our personal view of the world. That is both our biggest asset and contribution and our biggest obstacle. We can easily get caught up in trying to make things be the way we think they should be from our perspective. It’s what leads to most of our issues.

Developing a Leadership Philosophy

Women on Business

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This simple practice will help your teams get more done

Jason Womack

Getting Things Done…it can be challenging while working with your team. Whether you’re a manager, a leader or an individual contributor, you’ve got to be EFFECTIVE and PRODUCTIVE to build a high performing team. One way to do that: Learn. Balance Lectures/Presentations Mentoring Performance

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An Elementary Approach to Facing Conflict

Ron Edmondson

I’ve seen a lot of conflict in my life. From parents and couples in my office for counseling to employment situations where two people can’t get along. I’ve even seen a fight in the grocery store because someone thought someone else cut line.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Back To The Future

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article (Flashback Edition) One of my favorite podcasters Pat Flynn’s, of Smart Passive Income and Ask Pat, favorite movie is Back To The Future. So, I figured why not use Back To The Future as the first “flashback” Reel Leadership article.

Three Simple Secrets to Running a Remarkable Meeting

Let's Grow Leaders

“This is so stupid–they asked for my opinion and then ignored it. I don’t know why I even bother! From now on, I’m going to just shut my mouth and do my work.” ” “Arghhh. We keep rehashing the same conversations.

Mentoring Moments and More for Millennials

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Dianna Booher : Millennials drop an employer quicker than they leave a boring party when they see no career-growth opportunities. Career development is the cool calling card––a powerful tease to job seekers you’d like to have join your team. Today’s employees want personalized career plans that fits their goals, dreams, and lifestyle. They expect their individual leaders to show interest in their career and coach them on how to reach their potential. Leaders know all this.

Types of Coaching in the Workplace

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Becoming a better leader takes discipline

Aspire-CS

It’s a beautiful morning. I grab my camera, and walk out of the office to the property that surrounds it as I sharpen my sense of sight to find things that might be unusual or colorful. Something catches my attention with bright purple and yellow color.

You Can Do Better – Doesn’t Mean You Did Wrong

Ron Edmondson

A Leadership Principle Part of my job as a leader is helping people I lead get better at what they do – which can only happen if I’m continually improving myself. Continual improvement, though, often involves letting others know about areas I see where they can improve.

The Changing Landscape Of Education And What It Means For Your Organization With Derek Magill

Joseph Lalonde

Answers From Leadership Podcast 44 Derek Magill is a college dropout. But don’t let that make you think Derek doesn’t know what’s going on. Derek realized something during his time in school. He was learning more outside of the classroom.

Trust: The Cornerstone of Relationships and Leadership

CoachStation

Trust is the key to meaningful leadership, relationships and influence. Most of us know this, but how do we develop trust in the workplace and at home? It is fascinating to see people grow and develop.

Effective Leadership Is Just Seven Questions Away

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Michael Bungay Stanier: Recently, I stepped into an elevator on the way to a meeting and noticed that the button you press to close the door quickly was much more worn than the one you press to keep the door open. You’ve probably done the same as me: jabbing the button to get the door closed so I can get ON with things. And it made me laugh, really, because it’s a delightful microcosm of how we’re always trying to rush things, big and small, in business and in life.

How to Make the Perfect Startup Pitch

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The Self-Aware Leader

Kevin Eikenberry

There are many characteristics associated with effective leaders; you can find those lists easily, or you can just make a list yourself.

Defining Healthy in Church Leadership Culture

Ron Edmondson

I remember talking with a young hurting pastor just after he resigned from his church. For several years he had attempted to restore a dying church into a healthy church. The church brought him in with some definite goals they wanted him to achieve. They knew their very existence depended on change.

4 Qualities Every Leader Must Possess To Be Successful

Joseph Lalonde

Ask a random person walking down the street what quality must a leader possess to be successful and you’ll probably get a different answer from each person. Everyone views leadership in a different light. And how someone views leadership will mold the way they see the answer to the question.

12 Sentence Starters that Inspire Courage

Leadership Freak

Any bully can kick someone in the pants. It takes real leadership to inspire. If you encouraged a team member once a week, you’d do it about 50 times a year. Allowing for… Continue reading → Courage Encouragement Motivation Leadership Development organizational success

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Why You Should Use A High-Performance Coach.

Rich Gee Group

I’ve been coaching for over 11 years professionally. One question I’m asked at parties and events is: “Why do I need a high-performance coach?” ” Early in my career, I immediately got defensive and tried to convince them that I can impact their life.

The Best People For The Job vs. The Best Job For The People

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Using Body Language to Communicate More Effectively

Kevin Eikenberry

While we might think (or wish) that communication were as simple as the words we say being the message, that isn’t reality. The truth is there is far more to our message getting received than just our words.

5 Don’ts of Healthy Communication

Ron Edmondson

In my career, I work with a lot of people in a lot of settings. You might say my job involves a lot of relationships. In the process, I have learned the key to healthy relationships is communication. Communication is an art of sorts. Some are better at it than others.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From The Dark Tower

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Stephen King’s epic dark fantasy, horror, and Western book series finally hit the big screen this weekend. The Dark Tower tells the story of a gunslinger, Roland Deschain (Idris Alba), and a young boy named Jake Chambers (Tom Taylor).

7 Questions that Answer the Ultimate Opportunity of Leadership

Leadership Freak

The easiest thing leaders do is get things done. The hard part is the people. Leaders are ineffective if all they do is get things done. The true focus of leadership: Leaders focus… Continue reading → Leading Personal Growth Growth Leadership Leadership Development

Making mistakes okay

Aspire-CS

If there is one thing that employees fear at work, it’s feeling shamed for mistakes they make. There is very little that is worse than feeling the sting of rejection from being called out on slip-ups.