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4 Quick Ways To Enhance Your Leadership Skills

Joseph Lalonde

Every leader should constantly be looking to enhance their leadership skills. Without growth, you’re dead in the leadership game. That’s why you must continue to learn and expand your skills.

The Work Life Balance Myth

Ron Edmondson

A Guest Post by Shawn Lovejoy Family and work can’t be balanced. The good news is that it’s not supposed to be. You heard me. It’s not in the Bible. Not one time in Scripture, are you and I encouraged to live “balanced” lives. You know why? For one reason: life CAN’T be balanced!

When Confidence Turns to Arrogance (Mary Kelly)

Let's Grow Leaders

Winning Well Connection. Click on the image for more information about Mary’s book. Mary has been an amazing supporter of David’s from early in his professional speaking career and an amazing friend. As she said on David and my engagement, “I feel like I’m gaining a sister.”

Don’t Say, “It’s Not That Bad,” to Someone Who Thinks it’s Bad

Leadership Freak

Don’t say, “It’s not that bad,” to someone who thinks it’s bad. You’re right: When team members say, “Things are bad,” say, “You know, you’re right.” And then ask, What’s bad about it? What makes you say that? What decisions/behaviors are making it bad? If it was good, what would it look like? Where … … Continue reading → Accountability Coaching Criticism Encouragement Solutions Leadership Development organizational success

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Overcoming the Organizational Communication Gap

Kevin Eikenberry

I’ve been working with people in all levels of organizations for nearly thirty years – from CEO’s to middle managers, from frontline employees to first level leaders.

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When Business Bites Back

Strategy Driven

Photo courtesy of Max Pixel. Sometimes, it can feel like your business is fighting back against you. It’s like struggling to tame a wild beast that keeps pulling on the reins. If you’re not careful, you will lose control completely, and your business will become a disaster zone.

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Debt Conscious Tips to Grow Your Clothing Brand

Women on Business

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Leadership: It’s Not Easy to Make it Look Easy

Lead Change Blog

Great performers of all kinds make it look easy. Great athletes and great musicians and great dancers all make their art look almost effortless. Great leaders do the same thing. You’ve probably had a great boss. Think back to a time when it was great to go to work. You probably had a great boss then.

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5 Ways to Answer Self Importance and Move Toward Humility

Leadership Freak

“I don’t like it that helping can make me feel superior to others.” The young woman on my team who spoke those words volunteered at a homeless shelter Sunday night. We spoke Monday morning… Continue reading → Humility Leading arrogance Leadership Development

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Lead True

Coaching Tip

On a daily basis, leaders face challenges both large and small and they must decide if they will follow their ego-centered inclinations or lead for the good of everyone? Will the community benefit or suffer? In his inspiring book, "LEAD TRUE" , Jeff Thompson, MD, has masterfully compiled stories from the business, healthcare, and education fields, illustrating how a diverse group of leaders have employed value-based leadership and succeeded.

How to Stop Procrastinating and Manage Your Scarcest Resource

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Peter Drucker, often considered the father of modern management, described time as a “unique, irreplaceable and necessary resource.” Noting that most people take time for granted, Drucker observed, “Nothing else, perhaps, distinguishes effective executives as much as their tender loving care of time.”

How to Inject Speed into Your Consulting and Succeed Faster

David A Fields

You’re going to read this article quickly. I wrote it quickly. Because speed matters. Injecting more speed into your consulting practice will increase your value to clients, increase your success in the marketplace, and increase your enjoyment in consulting.

How to Transform A Foot Dragger into a Dynamo

Leadership Freak

People who are great at getting things done ARE NOT excited to take on new responsibilities. A Doer’s lack of enthusiasm to take on responsibilities makes them seem like a foot-dragger. In reality,… Continue reading → Success Leadership Development organizational success

Option B

Coaching Tip

After her husband died suddenly, Sheryl Sandberg grieved, as anyone would. What she did next was a little more unusual, and very much in the Silicon Valley spirit of problem-solving. As she grasped for answers, Facebook’s chief operating officer reached out to a business school professor. Adam Grant, a Wharton School expert on organizational psychology, is a friend of Sandberg’s, but also someone she knew would have insight into her situation grounded in data.

Resistance vs. Readiness: Equal, Opposite, or Integral?

Change Starts Here

Resistance is becoming a bad word in change management circles lately. Some thought leaders are recommending that we stop focusing on reducing resistance, and focus on developing Readiness instead. I get it. To focus on resistance is to focus on the negative.


The Evolving Purpose of Leadership: Why More is Expected Now

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton What ever happened to command-and-control (transactional) leadership and what has taken its place? How is our understanding of the purpose of leadership changing? Where is it headed? In this video, I explain our evolving understanding of the purpose of leadership, and provide a context that explains why more is expected of leaders now. Context Ethical Leader Trends how leadership is changing leadership skills leadership trends leading for the long run

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5 Ways to Protect Dreamers From Self-Destruction

Leadership Freak

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer.” Harriet Tubman 5 ways to protect dreamers from self-destruction: Dreamers don’t feel they need protection. Don’t let dreamers: Control financial decisions without input from doers… Continue reading → Vision Leadership Development organizational success

0814 | Unleash Your Team’s Productive Power with Michael Mankins


Michael C. Mankins is a partner in Bain & Company’s San Francisco office and a leader in the firm’s Organization practice. He is also a senior member of Bain’s Strategy and Industrial Goods & Services practices.

The Impromptu Speech

Kevin Eikenberry

Most of us, when facing a speech, want to be as prepared as possible, planning, rehearsing and practicing for days (or weeks) in advance. And unfortunately, the impromptu speech doesn’t allow for this preparation.

Why you should make your bed

Lead on Purpose

If you want to change your life, and maybe the world, you need to see things through different eyes. The simple things in life—things that we don’t always see right in front of us—make all the difference. It may seem … Continue reading → Leadership change fairness perseverance progress success

Three Secrets For Transforming Conflict Into Creative Energy

Leadership Freak

New Book Giveaway!! 20 free copies of, Conflict without Casualties. Leave a comment on this guest post by Dr. Nate Regier to become eligible to win one of TWENTY complimentary copies of Conflict without… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Conflict resolution Conflict Resolution


Creating a Deep Commitment to Delighting Customers

Deming Institute

Those organizations that can delight customers today and take the steps today that position the organization to delight customers in the future will prosper and grow. But building and maintaining a management culture that reinforces delighting customers and long term thinking is quite difficult.

If Your Training Isn’t Working.

Kevin Eikenberry

When you mention training to people, they have one of three reactions. They love it. They hate it. They have a love/hate relationship with it. You would probably assume that given the nature of my business that I would fall in the first category. Not so fast. Because we work with people in all three […]. The post If Your Training Isn’t Working. appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

5 Tips To Successfully Transition From Rookie To Leader

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Bill Treasurer. In the same way people without children can’t really know what it’s like to have kids until they do, you can’t really know what it’s like to be a leader until you actually lead.

Reinventing Yourself

Coaching Tip

There are two kinds of people, asserts author Steve Chandler: victims and owners. . Be an owner. You'll learn numerous techniques for breaking down negative barriers and letting go of the pessimistic thoughts that prevent you from fulfilling, or even allowing yourself to conceive of, your goals and dreams. Does Happiness Make You Successful? For example, happiness is a predictor of sales success. The happiest people on the sales team are the ones selling the most. .

How to Win Influence and Keep It

Lead Change Blog

Once upon a time there was a Battery. This Battery was very proud because he was full of power. What he didn’t know was his power had been granted to him from the beginning. It was built in – he had this power simply because he was a battery.

Focus on First-Time Managers #3—Overcoming the Discomfort of Delivering Feedback

Management Excellence

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How the Imposter in You Can Derail Your Leadership

Lead from Within

How many times in your life have you wanted to achieve something significant but were stopped by an inner voice? How many times in your leadership have you wanted to move to the next level but heard something inside saying, “No, you’re not ready”? These voice—the one that tells you you’re not good enough, smart enough, capable enough, worthy enough, or ready for the next step—is the voice of the imposter within you.

Leadership in Marriage: I Now Pronounce You Leader and Co-Leader

Ron Edmondson

A Guest Post by Timothy Paul At the time of this writing, I have been married for ten months. It’s been an incredible ride with Christie, my wife, and I’m very lucky to have found someone like her — beautiful, affectionate, sophisticated.


Building a Mentoring Culture in Your Organization

Lead Change Blog

There are a ton of benefits to establishing a culture of mentoring within your organization. This post will share those benefits with you and explain how to cultivate the mentoring culture within your organization. Learning is a two way street.

Refuse to be Offended (Justin Maust)

Let's Grow Leaders

Winning Well Connection. Justin and I were introduced to one another through a common connection who just knew we needed to know one another based on our values-based approach to leadership.

Why You Should Have (at Least) Two Careers

Harvard Business Review

It’s not uncommon to meet a lawyer who’d like to work in renewable energy, or an app developer who’d like to write a novel, or an editor who fantasizes about becoming a landscape designer. Maybe you also dream about switching to a career that’s drastically different from your current job. But in my experience, it’s rare for such people to actually make the leap. The costs of switching seem too high, and the possibility of success seems too remote.

How to Pick the Right Women’s Laptop Bag for Business

Women on Business

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Rain Producers and Rain Workers


Coaching executives, managers and supervisors often involves an exploration of how to get the job done in spite of external pressures or obstacles. It's the classic "working in the rain" situation. But there are times when you have to address the "weather."