Sat.Nov 18, 2017 - Fri.Nov 24, 2017

Working Out Loud: Relationships and Legacy


Last week was celebrated as International Working Out Loud Week. For those of you who are new to this, Working Out Loud is a practice of sharing your work/work in progress with a relevant community to enable learning and collaboration.

7 Signs It’s Not Really A Team

Ron Edmondson

In my world the word team is used almost on a daily basis. Most of us want to be in a team environment. However, in my experience working with churches – and it was true when I was in business also – more people claim to have it than actually do.

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7 Digital Ideas that Were Panned at the Start but Changed the Way We Work

Women on Business

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8 Ways To Design a High-Trust Culture

Leading Blog

T RUST BEGETS TRUST. Paul Zak, the author of The Trust Factor , has shown that “when someone is tangibly trusted by a stranger, the brain synthesizes the signaling chemical oxytocin” and “ the more trust one is shown, the more the brain produces oxytocin.”

6 Things Leaders Should Be Thankful For Everyday

Joseph Lalonde

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Because of this, I wanted to reflect on 6 things leaders should be thankful for on Thanksgiving and every other day. There’s a lot of pain that comes with leadership. Struggles no one else ever sees. Betrayals by coworkers and friends.

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Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Justice League

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Whenever I hear about a DC Comics movie, I become nervous. They’ve not had the best track record in translating comic books into movies. Though, they have gotten better over the years.

How to Show Up Like a Leader Today

Leadership Freak

Some leaders work too hard while the people around them don’t work hard enough. You’ll burn out if you’re always the first person to arrive and the last person to leave. Leaders create… Continue reading → Culture Leading Meetings and agendas Personal Growth Leadership Development organizational success

3 Alternative Marketing Strategies

Strategy Driven

Your business might have the best product or service in the market, but if you aren’t retaining customers, or no one knows your name, then your sales won’t increase (and may even drop).


Trust is a Funny Thing

Lead Change Blog

The little ways that trust is lost. Trust is a funny thing because it’s not tangible and yet its absence is obvious. When we don’t trust people, institutions or situations, we are not allowed to bring our best selves. We may avoid situations entirely. We may hesitate, hedge, obfuscate or even feel that we have to lie. Those same behaviors are directed at us when we’re not trusted. I’ve written about how, taking a cue from Stephen M. Covey, we should be generous yet sensible with giving trust.

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Three enjoyable ways to manage stress


Sometimes even the best leaders do bad things. If I had to name a common culprit that causes those bad behaviors, I’d pin it on chronic stress. Stress in the workplace has become so normalized that it often goes unnoticed to its victims until bad behavior shows up.

How to Embrace Your Nobility and Lead with Dignity

Leadership Freak

I decided to begin the presentation, “Thank you for being heroes.” But, I ended up saying the opposite. It was dark while I drove to the hotel. I was scheduled to give a… Continue reading → Marks of leaders Taking others higher Culture Leadership Development

How To Get More Out Of Your Employees

Strategy Driven

You hired your employees because you saw special qualities in them. While you still appreciate their hard work, there are times you wish you could get more out of them. You understand their full potential, otherwise you wouldn’t bother with trying to make improvements on your team.


Leading Volunteers: How to Keep Them Coming Back

RapidStart Leadership

How do you lead people who aren’t on your payroll? Since moving to Minnesota, I’ve wanted to get engaged locally as a volunteer. Last month I signed up to help at a local agency, and it was a great experience.


To rant or not to rant? Is that your question?

Steve Farber

Just before the 2016 presidential elections, the Pew Research Center published the results of a survey that pretty much confirms what I suspect most of us think about political content on social media. It found, for instance, that only 20 percent of social media users said they “like seeing lots of political posts and discussions,” while 37 percent said they were “worn out” by such posts and discussions.

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Solution Saturday: Harassing Naughty Employees

Leadership Freak

Dear Dan, I know you are a coach and proponent for encouraging people to receive help from mentors and coaches. What would you suggest to employees who have been misled by leadership-type coaches…grossly…for… Continue reading → Coaching Solution Saturday

You Need More Weirdos

Talent Anarchy 1

Many years ago, during my tour of duty in the corporate ranks, I worked for a company that was headed toward real financial trouble if we didn’t make some changes. We were experiencing an “innovate or die” moment for the business.

Why Smart Female Business Owners are Hitting Social Media Harder than Ever in 2018

Women on Business

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Design Thinking to Produce Changes

Coaching Tip

In study after study, leaders say that fostering innovation and the need for transformational change are among their top priorities. But they also report struggling with how to engage their cultures to implement the changes necessary to maximize their innovative targets. In discussing the authors work together, they came to a conclusion: "Design thinking is a missing link through which organizations are increasing their capability to innovate and create meaningful customer experiences.

When Others See Your Value – Others See Your Value

Leadership Freak

Before a recent presentation, a woman asked me a question I’ve never been asked. I was shaking hands with the audience when it happened. What makes you qualified to give this presentation?” I… Continue reading → Gratitude Personal Growth Taking others higher Leadership Leadership Development


Leaders: Does Your Values Equation Add Up?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Every leader has a values equation. It can be calculated by the day, week, year and lifetime. In the ideal situation, a leader's values equation is consistently positive. How do you calculate your values equation? Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking business ethics blogs ethical leadership and complexity leadership and values leadership blogs positive ethical values values based leadership


How to Buy Ethereum Online

Women on Business

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Leadership – Unsafe at Any Speed?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from John R Childress: In 1965, when I was a junior in high school and sporty, stylish and innovative cars were all the rage, Ralph Nader, a Harvard trained lawyer, published a book that was both highly controversial and highly influential.

Tom Rudmik: Thriving in the World of Massive Change

Deming Institute

Guest post by John Hunter. This webcast shows Tom Rudmik’s presentation, Thriving in the World of Massive Change, at the 2012 Annual Deming Conference. Tom is CEO of Master’s Academy and College.

7 Deadly Mistakes That Even Great Leaders Make

Lead from Within

It’s a sad truth of our time that the state of leadership is not well regarded. It seems to be associated with a lot of deadly mistakes. Most leaders never show up in headlines or polling data. They have good intentions, work hard to be effective, and serve well. But even the best can fall into habits of mind that hold them back and can cost them credibility. Here are some of the most harmful leadership mistakes you may be making: A sense of omnipotence.

Three Ways Leaders Can Improve Decision Making

Lead Change Blog

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the, next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” Theodore Roosevelt. Leaders today are suffering from inattention blindness – the inability to be present and see the wood from the trees. Deluged by data, leaders should have more information than ever to enable better decision making. Yet ironically the opposite is happening and the situation is only likely to get worse.


How to Tell If a Company’s Culture Is Right for You

Harvard Business Review

Alija/Getty Images. Congratulations, you got the job! Now you have to decide whether to take it. You’ve done your research and know the ins and outs of the company’s public profile, but how can you assess cultural fit — and if you’d actually be happy working there? Should you reach out to former employees? Or ask to spend a day at the office? What the Experts Say. During the interview process, you had a singular goal: to get an offer.

Not Feeling the Thanks in Thanksgiving?

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Now that the holiday season has begun, you’ll be hearing a lot about joy and gratitude. But what if you’re feeling more like Scrooge than Tiny Tim? It’s hard to be constantly told you should be feeling joyful when you’re really not feeling the thanks in Thanksgiving.

Giving Remote Leaders the Tools to Succeed

Kevin Eikenberry

Leading is hard. Leading remotely is even harder. While you have to master all the leadership skills, you have do it with less interaction with your team, making the job even more challenging. The time constraints for remote leaders can also be frustrating.

How To Morph Your Soul-Sucking Manager Into a Source of Inspiration

Lead Change Blog

Part 1: Coping and Building Bridges. There are many types of bad managers, and we can’t address them all in a blog post–or even seven blog posts. But the common denominator among bad managers is that they all sap the inspiration you feel at work (and maybe at home too). More than likely, you can’t do anything about who your boss is (if you want to stay in the same job), but you can influence the impact they have on you.

CEOs Should Leave Strategy to Their Team — and Save Their Focus for Execution

Harvard Business Review

Awakening/Getty Images. The common perception is that strategy is done at the top of the org chart, and execution is done below. It is exactly the opposite – let me explain why. First, I should explain that I have always hated the use of the term “execution.” ” Its common definition is fundamentally unhelpful, and contributes to what executives often call “the strategy-execution gap.”

Thanksgiving's Pie Choices


It is strange how pie dominates the dessert menu at Thanksgiving. Cake, which in many respects is far superior, is rarely seen unless it is cheesecake, which is really a pie with a false passport.


5 Ways to Heat Up Your Motivation.

Rich Gee Group

This time of the year, most businesses tend to power down a bit (not all mind you) and it give us time to plan for 2018. Unfortunately, many of us also power down and procrastinate until we’re in the middle of January. Our motivation for growth dissipates.


What to Look for in Job Applicants

Strategy Driven

One of the most important of all the responsibilities that managers and business owners must take on is the hiring and firing of employees. There are often a number of applicants for any given position and it isn’t always immediately obvious which candidate should be the preferred choice.


What to Do If Your Boss Gets Distracted by Every New Thing

Harvard Business Review

nico piotto/Getty Images. No matter what the strategic plan says, many of us are more attracted to something new that’s glittering on the horizon than we are to the goals that have languished on our to-do list for months. This weakness is as true for senior leaders as it is for the rank-and-file, but when a CEO or other senior executive is known for chasing shiny objects, a lot of people and projects can suffer.