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Thomas Jefferson's Ten Rules to Live By

Leading Blog

Thomas Jefferson was skilled in many fields. In December 1962, John F.

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5 Tips For Leading Strong-Willed People

Ron Edmondson

Have you ever tried to lead someone who didn’t necessarily want to be led? Here’s a reality of dealing with people. The same children that were labeled “strong-willed” by their parents often grow up to be strong-willed adults. Perhaps you know one. Perhaps you are one. (I

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Promotional Products – Beating the “Fake News”

Strategy Driven

Watch the news these days there are many versions of the “truth”. And it’s not just in the worlds of politics and current affairs that people find it difficult to know what to believe anymore.

Your Mini Guide on How to Launch Your Own Online Jewelry Store

Women on Business

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link]. Women On Business Sponsors

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The original The Lego Movie spawned multiple other Lego movies recently released a sequel. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part continues the story of Finn (Jadon Sand) and his Lego land of wonder.

Celebrate Failure

Career Advancement

“I didn’t fail 1,000 times. The light bulb was an invention with 1,000 steps.” ” ~Thomas Edison~. Trevor wanted his people to be pillars of innovation and creativity.

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The Case for Progress vs. Perfection

Kevin Eikenberry

Coaching success as a leader ultimately rests on answering one question: Did the person being coached reach the level of performance or behavior desired at the start of the coaching? Reaching the objective is one thing, yet the process of coaching is more nuanced than that.

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Visible Values

Lead Change Blog

“Coach Bryant had an idea about how a man should act, and if you watched him, you could figure it out.”. Howell Raines described legendary Alabama football coach Bear Bryant that way. The quote illustrates something important about values. What you do shows your values to the world. Most of us, most of the time, are sure that the way we act reflects our values. We’re often wrong.

Under-Whelming Advice from a former CEO of Southwest Airlines

Leadership Freak

I’m still grappling with Jim Parker’s advice. He was the CEO of Southwest Airlines during the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. Jim said, “I don’t think I smiled for two years.” When… Continue reading → Personal Growth Success Growth Leadership Development

Leadership Lessons in Casual Conversations

Kevin Eikenberry

Have you ever noticed that some of the best conversations happen when people are relaxed and in their element? While you might think the best leadership development lessons might come from a board room, or a classroom, sometimes they come in the casual conversations.

My New Typist


FutureLawyer has just erased my reluctance and I'm going full Dragon. Photo by Peter Lewicki at Unsplash


How To Give Constructive Feedback

Eric Jacobson

Eric Harvey and Al Lucia wrote a booklet called, 144 Ways To Walk The Talk. They provide the following great, simple and straight-forward advice about giving feedback: Make it timely -- give your feedback as soon as possible to the performance. Make it individualized -- tailor your feedback to the feedback receiver. Make it productive -- focus your feedback on the performance and not the performer. Make is specific -- pinpoint for the receiver observable actions and behaviors.

“Looking for And” Podcast Interview on Connection Culture

Michael Lee Stallard

My wife Katie and I recently interviewed with Doug Hensch, host of the Looking for And podcast. In the interview, we seek to answer why some organizations both consistently outperform their competitors AND serve as great places to work.

10 Ways Meditation Can Make You a Better Leader

Lead from Within

Mindfulness is a growing concept in business, one that’s been adopted around the world. Many top leaders practice daily meditation–they’ve experienced its benefits and value, and they report that it makes them a better and more successful leader.



Take some time today and check out Cultural Offering's list of perfect albums. After studying the list, compile the Top Ten. If none of the following made your list, review your work. Abbey Road Blood on the Tracks Brothers in Arms In the Wee Small Hours Kind of Blue Red Headed Stranger Revolver

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Never Say These Words To A Customer

Eric Jacobson

Author Harvey MacKay wrote the following spot-on advice years ago in a column in the Kansas City Business Journal. He wisely points out that all employees at every level should never use these four words in front of a client/customer for both obvious and perhaps not so obvious reasons: Can't -- As in, "We can't do that." "We We can't meet that deadline." Unless you honestly cannot produce and then be honest and help them find another vendor. Busy -- As in, "I'll call you when I'm not so busy." "I'm

The 9 Key Benefits of an Engaged Workforce


Even though improving employee engagement has been a common goal for many organizations for decades, employees aren’t feeling it. In fact, the lack of workforce engagement remains one of most persistent organizational challenges in business today.

Peter Scholtes – Leading Quality: Some Practical Approaches to the Managers New Job

Deming Institute

Guest post by John Hunter. John and his father worked with Peter Scholtes for many years ( Out of the Crisis included a report on Bill Hunter and Peter’s efforts to help improve the City of Madison government).

Weekend Leadership Reading


Wally Bock has assignments for us. Photo by Michael D Beckwith at Unsplash

The 9-To-5 Workday Might Need to Change Due to “Night Owls,” Study Finds

HR Digest

The 9-to-5 workday is generally accepted despite being originated in the 1800s by American labor unions. However, the eight-hour workday which seems to be a normal schedule is directly opposing the biology of a group of persons. A recent study found that individuals whose internal body clocks mandates them to sleep late have insufficient resting brain connectivity in the consciousness region of the brain because they are forced to wake up early.

How to Figure Out How Much Influence You Have at Work

Harvard Business Review

Conduct an audit of your informal power. Informal leadership Influence Managing yourself Digital Article

Problem or Inconvenience?


I think the oddest thing about the advanced people is that, while they are always talking about things as problems, they have hardly any notion of what a real problem is. - Chesterton [Photo by Sebastiaan Stam at Unsplash


Attention: All Beatles Fans


Nicholas Bate - consultant, blogger, author, Man Who Never Sleeps and major Beatles fan - should check out this trailer for the new film "Yesterday." Clever. Photo by Umberto Cofini at Unsplash

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Brian Keith as Theodore Roosevelt in "The Wind and The Lion


Quick Look


The trailer for "Lincoln


Presidents' Day


President Warren G. Harding in a natural pose Let us remember and honor the giants


The Counterinsurgency Novel


"It's difficult to explain exactly, but it's rather like bridge as compared to belote. When we make war, we play belote with thirty-two cards in the pack. But their game is bridge and they have fifty-two cards: twenty more than we do. Those twenty cards short will always prevent us from getting the better of them. They've got nothing to do with traditional warfare, they're marked with the sign of politics, propaganda, faith, agrarian reform. What's biting Glatigny?" "I

Some Bruno Ganz Films


The trailers for: " Wings of Desire " " Bread & Tulips " " Downfall

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Bruno Ganz, R.I.P.


Althouse has a clip from one of his most famous scenes


You’ve Committed to Increasing Gender Diversity on Your Board. Here’s How to Make it Happen.

Harvard Business Review

Women hold just 24% of S&P 500 board seats. Corporate governance Boards Diversity Digital Article

AI Needs to Become Less Elitist

Harvard Business Review

Starting with how we teach technology in grade school. Education Labor Technology Digital Article