July, 2018

The benefits of listening more

Aspire-CS

Photo credit: 123RF. I was young and relatively new to the professional work world, with an abundance of motivation and drive. The executive I was reporting to inherited me and the work I was doing in a reorganization.

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7 Suggestions for Parenting Adult Children

Ron Edmondson

I was talking to another dad. We were comparing notes. Both of us are empty nesters. We equally recognized that being the parent of adult children is sometimes more difficult than when the children are still at home. That’s hard for some parents with teenage children to believe, isn’t it?

Effective Public Speaking - Part 1

Chris Brady

The following excerpt was taken from SPLASH! A Leader's Guide to Effective Public Speaking. Foreword written by Chris Brady] I sat in my little metal folding chair absolutely petrified. My hands. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Why Bother Speaking Up? It Won’t Help (and other Destructive Thinking)

Let's Grow Leaders

Have you ever heard yourself saying those words? “Why bother speaking up, it won’t do any good?” ” Or “I’ve tried speaking up in the past, and no one cared.” ” Or “Speaking up isn’t valued around here, I’ll just keep my head down […]. The post Why Bother Speaking Up? It Won’t Help (and other Destructive Thinking) appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Winning Well

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How to Be a Responsible “Idea Guy”

Nathan Magnuson

Are you an idea person? Do you find yourself coming up with new business ideas, branding concepts or process improvements? Does careful project management sometimes stifle your creativity? Do people ever give you that look that implies you ought to focus on the task at hand instead of daydreaming?

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7 Ways to Stop Gossip Vampires

Leadership Freak

Few leaders do anything about gossip vampires. Gossip is a tool for personal advantage, self-justification, and helpless complaint. If relationships produce results, gossip is expensive. Gossip vampires: Suck the life out of relationships.… … Continue reading → Gossip Communication Culture Leadership Development organizational success

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Beyond Self Awareness: Leadership’s Next Frontier

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Glain Roberts-McCabe: This year, I published my first book. When I was trying to think of a book title, I reached out to our community of ambitious leaders for advice.

8 Habits of Mentally Balanced Leaders

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Facilitating a retreat for a group of fifteen men, all in their late 30’s and 40’s, all high level executives and all high achievers, an interesting topic arose. One of the men asked for help dealing with his wife who was complaining he worked too much.

The Habits Of A Disciplined Leader

Joseph Lalonde

The Disciplined Leader Series Becoming a disciplined leader takes hard work. You have to discipline (duh!) yourself and break yourself of the bad habits you’ve created. You’re going to have to create new habits. The habits of a disciplined leader. Photo by Saffu. Are you ready?

What’s the Difference Between Manager and Leader, and Why Does It Matter?

RapidStart Leadership

Why should we care about the difference between manager and leader? I was having coffee with a new friend last week. He had been recently promoted to his first supervisory position.

12 Indications a Church is Making Disciples

Ron Edmondson

I’ve often heard people say you can’t measure discipleship. I don’t know if that’s true.

I Know Things

Leadership Freak

Spotted on a tee shirt in a book store – “When I drink, I know things.” I turned to my wife and said, “I don’t even need to drink.” I know things: #1.… … Continue reading → compassion Influence Personal Growth Success Growth Leadership Leadership Development

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Stunning Strategies to Help Your Business Ace Health & Safety

Strategy Driven

Health and safety needs to be a primary concern for any business in the world. If you don’t have the right health and safety mandates in place, you are going to suffer as a business.

The Power of Observation: 6 Ways to Show Up Helpful

Let's Grow Leaders

I just got off the phone with a frustrated CEO, who was fired up after a half day of observation in one of his call centers. “Karin, Why don’t these managers GET IT? I just left a visit to one of our […].

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How To Become A Disciplined Leader

Joseph Lalonde

The Disciplined Leader Series You may be asking yourself a simple question by now. That question is: How do I become a disciplined leader? The answer is simple. You do what a disciplined does. Photo by Dan Roizer. A disciplined leader: Trains his mind-. There are things he wants to do.

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The Power of Asking Questions: 7 Ways Questions are More Powerful Than Answers

RapidStart Leadership

How can asking questions be more powerful than answering them? In the effort to demonstrate our worthiness to lead, often we find ourselves in a hurry to provide answers. People want guidance, direction, and need to understand priorities.

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10 Ideas for Teaching Children Generosity

Ron Edmondson

I have had conflict most of my life between what I think I want and what I really need. My suspicion is there are many people that share this conflict with me. This conflict also appears in children as well. We don’t have to teach children to struggle with determining between wants and needs.

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Dear Dan: Help People Who Work for a Control Freak

Leadership Freak

Dear Dan, How do we help people who work for, or are recovering from working for, a control freak? Many of our leaders have controlling impulses, which has helped them get to their… Continue reading → Managing Leadership Leadership Development organizational success

What Is the Role of Leaders in Emerging Technology?

Leading Blog

O N JUNE 9th last year, Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s 2017 commencement address. He zeroed in on the distinction between technology and what it means to be human.

Importance of Work Life Balance

Career Advancement

“When you have balance in your life, work becomes an entirely different experience. There is a passion that moves you to a whole new level of fulfillment and gratitude, and that’s when you can do your best… for yourself and for others.”. Cara Delevingne~.

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Becoming A Disciplined Leader

Joseph Lalonde

The Disciplined Leader Series As a leader, you have a certain set of standard for those you lead. Those standards basically revolve around your followers being disciplined. My question to you: Are you a disciplined leader? Photo by Irina Kostenich. For some, this question may sting.

Essential Ingredients Every Business Needs

Strategy Driven

Unfortunately, you can’t simply launch a company and expect business to be booming overnight. There’s a framework you need to put in place, and essential ingredients you’ll want to include that will help you succeed and get through the rough times.

3 Places to Find New Church Leaders

Ron Edmondson

I was working with a church a few years ago that was facing a growth barrier. They had experienced rapid growth, but the staff was stretched beyond what they could do. There were holes of responsibilities not being filled.

Treat People as They Are – Not as You Are

Leadership Freak

It’s frustrating to expect people to be like you when they are like them. Understanding and accepting people is leadership’s missed opportunity. Don’t be so busy with goals and plans that you forget… Continue reading → Personal Growth Success Taking others higher Growth Leadership Development organizational success

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The Myth of Old Files

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Optimistic People

Career Advancement

“Optimism is the foundation of courage.”. Nicholas M. Butler~. Sandra sighed in annoyance when Carlos, her coworker, who bounced into the office humming an upbeat tune. Their team had just lost a major client, and he seemed clueless about how that might affect the company.

The Power In Becoming A Disciplined Leader

Joseph Lalonde

The Disciplined Leader Series To some, the word discipline is a dirty word. It’s a word they hate to hear and hate to use. After all, discipline doesn’t sound sexy. The word connotes a dying to self. A falling in line. A giving up of oneself. Photo by Nirav Insomniac. And it does.

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How do You Drive Website Conversions?

Strategy Driven

Having plenty of fresh visitors to your website is all well and good, but if you’re not converting those site visits into sales then you’re not actually accomplishing what you need.

10 Disciplines I’d Recommend Everyone Start in Their Twenties

Ron Edmondson

This is one of those posts I hope someone learns something, which can help them in life. I hope that for all of my posts – otherwise why am I writing, but, I see this one as a life-giving post for those who will read it and take some of it to heart. My specific target is those who are in their 20’s, who are starting out in their adult life and career.

16 Signs You’re a Toxic Leader

Leadership Freak

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The upsides to delegating

Aspire-CS

One of the most difficult personal challenges a leader can have throughout their career is to delegate some of the work they are doing to others. It’s unfortunate that all too often a crisis happens before a leader realizes they could have done a better job of delegating.

Update: The Execupundit Batch of Leadership and Management Books

Execupundit

[Photo by Us Wah at Unsplash] I have no doubt that the list has omitted some great books. Arbinger Institute, The. Leadership and Self-Deception. Aurelius, Marcus, Meditations. Barnes, John A. Ulysses S. Grant on Leadership: Executive Lessons from the Front Lines. Bate, Nicholas. Instant MBA.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ant-Man And The Wasp

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly return in the 20th Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Ant-Man And The Wasp.

The Big Picture of Business – How Business Advice Turns Into Company Strategy

Strategy Driven

Within every corporate and organizational structure, there is a stair-step ladder. One enters the ladder at some level and is considered valuable for the category of services for which they have expertise.

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