Sat.Jul 22, 2017 - Fri.Jul 28, 2017

Monday’s Preparation Brings Friday’s Success

Ron Edmondson

In one of my consulting opportunities I was asked to help someone think strategically. We were looking at this person’s ministry, trying to design a system, which would allow for continual growth and improvement.

Move And The Way Appears


I am a big fan of taking small, daily steps in the direction where your energy takes you. I started this blog 11 years back with very insignificant posts that no one read. My first sketch note a couple of years back was far from being good.

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The Power Of Learning Leadership From The Movies

Joseph Lalonde

Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 43 Today’s Answers From Leadership podcast episode is slightly different. Rather than getting answers from a world-class leader, I’m doing a solo episode.


5 Surprising Reasons Your Ideas Aren’t Being Heard

Let's Grow Leaders

Have you ever felt this way? You’ve got great ideas. You care deeply. AND you’re frustrated. Why is no one picking up what you’re putting down? Don’t give up. Take a careful look at your idea in the context of your other behaviors and interaction with the team.

7 Suggestions When a Leader Offers Praise

Ron Edmondson

One aspect of leadership is appreciating the people one leads. I must admit, this has to be a discipline for me, because I’m not naturally wired for this. I can be guilty of expecting too much from people.


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Your words are powerful

Ron Edmondson

You said this… They heard this… It meant this much to you… It meant this much to them… Your words are powerful. As a parent. As a leader. As a friend. As an employer. As a pastor. As a husband. As a wife. Choose your words carefully. They matter.

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The Future is FinTech

Women on Business

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How to Make Peace with that Negative Voice in Your Head

Leadership Freak

Maybe you should stop fighting your inner critic. Hug her. Take him to coffee. Your inner critic speaks the truth he sees. Sometimes he’s right. We start talking to ourselves as soon as… Continue reading → Personal Growth Questions Success Growth Leadership Development

Book Notes – Blue Ocean Strategy: How Leaders Drive Change

RapidStart Leadership

Leadership is about influencing people in a specific direction, but sometimes that direction needs to change. A book I just read provides a great framework to figure out when you need to change, and what strategic direction to head.

The Massive Marketing Mistake Consulting Firms Make

David A Fields

There’s a gap between what most clients are looking for from consulting firms and what consultants tend to talk about. Close that gap, win more clients. Fortunately, this one’s an easy fix. Let’s examine the case of Mimi Manilow at Yummycakes Corp.

Coaching Today’s Women in Tech Secures Their Futures

Women on Business

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What brings it to you?

Jason Womack

What is it that - when you do it - brings you joy? Fulfillment? As you move through your day, your week.your year, how can you install moments of time that are yours? If you are going to be. Balance


Import/Export: Times Are Changing For Business

Strategy Driven

The world has been going through a lot of big change, recently. As new leaders are coming into power throughout the biggest countries in the world, priorities are shifting, and the mood has changed.

Succeeding with the Thin Line Between Stubborn and Persistent

Leadership Freak

There’s a thin line between stubborn and persistent. Successful leaders make decisions quickly* and change their mind reluctantly. But stubbornness refuses to consider alternatives. Stubbornness makes decisiveness a disaster. But success requires persistence.… … Continue reading → Decisions Marks of leaders Personal Growth Success Taking others higher Growth Leadership Development

How You Can Stop The “Fake News” Madness

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton We all need to know how to tell what's real news and what's not. While a headline may be compelling, we can easily damage our personal reputation and brand if we share it and it turns out to be "fake news." It's our job to "check stories out" to be sure that what we share is real. Our "Human Software" is Buggy While it's important for us to tell the difference between the real and the fake, our "human software" comes with bugs.


Two Truths About Humans that Leaders Must Always Remember

Kevin Eikenberry

I am about to outline two truths that you already know. Wow, that is a great way to get you to read…) I am going to remind you of these universal truths and help you see them in a new way to give you something critically important to remember and think about. This view is […].

Employees leave their boss not their job!

Rapid BI

In HR and management we say our people are our most valuable asset, but do we manage and take care of them as though they are? Are our managers leaking talent, or retaining it? The post Employees leave their boss not their job! appeared first on RapidBI. Management boss Employee Engagement employee retention employee survey HR HR Human Resources leave motivation research retention staff satisfaction staff survey talent

Pigs Don’t Lay Eggs but Leadership is Intervention

Leadership Freak

Apart from intervention, the past is the future. Past performance reflects future accomplishment. Past attitudes predict future interactions. Leadership is intervention. Intervention is: Disruption…Interruption…Interference. Intervention is making failure less likely and success more… Continue reading → Change Failure Marks of leaders Taking others higher courageous leaders Leadership Leadership Development

Team Development Is a Key Leadership Responsibility

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Too many talented individuals get overlooked when managers don’t view development as their responsibility. Unfortunately, there’s a common misbelief that the best way to get talent is to go out and hire “winners.”

5 Summer Books That Will Make You A Better Leader

Tanveer Naseer

As a leadership writer, I get asked from time to time to share a list of my favourite leadership books; books that I found to be the most informative either for those new to leadership, or for those looking for new insights on how they can build on their existing leadership skills.

For Young Women Leaders, It’s Time to Set Aside the “Nice” Card 

Lead Change Blog

Today, we are pleased to welcome Elise Perkins, founder of ep communications , with a guest post. People work with who they like.”. That was one of the first pieces of advice I learned back when I was striking out on my own in 2014. Great news, I thought.

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5 Ways to be More Accessible to Recruiters

Women on Business

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Remarkable TV: The Frequency of Feedback

Kevin Eikenberry

There is no doubt that we all need feedback to be successful. If we don’t know what we’re doing well, we can’t keep doing it. And conversely, if we don’t know what we’re doing wrong, we can’t correct it.

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Don’t Eliminate Tension, Harness it

Steve Farber

You’ve heard of the legendary Charles Atlas, right? Big dude. He was born Angelo Siciliano, but he changed his name after going from a skinny weakling to a specimen so ripped he resembled the Greek Titan known for holding up the sky. A century ago, Charles Atlas bulked up to become the most famous bodybuilder of his day.

Entrepreneurship as a Corporate Value

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Harrish Sairaman Entrepreneurship is an important, integral part of modern corporate world. The entrepreneurs bring a different flavour to the companies in terms of expediting different values such as innovation, quality, trust, Ethics, Morals, Code of conduct,, adaptability to … Continue reading → Trust entrepreneurship ethics Innovation quality transparency

Leadership Caffeine—Curiosity and the Leader

Management Excellence

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We Are Looking to Add to Our Team

Kevin Eikenberry

Currently we have one of those “good problems to have.” It is a problem because there is a gap. It is good, because it means we are growing. We are looking for two new members for our team. But we aren’t looking for just anyone. We have taken our time to determine and craft descriptions […].

Pessimists are Almost Right

Leadership Freak

Pessimistic leaders are almost right. They say, “I’m not a pessimist. I’m a realist.” Research shows that those who tip slightly toward pessimism have the clearest view of reality.* Optimists overestimate a bright… Continue reading → Optimism pessimism Leadership Development


Loyalty and the Rest of the Values on the List

Next Level Blog

On Monday night, President Trump gave a political speech and also told some stories about New York cocktail parties he’s attended to around 40,000 eleven to eighteen year-old Boy Scouts at their National Jamboree in West Virginia. You can read the details in this article from the Washington Post. I made a promise to myself a few years ago that I was going to stay away from political commentary on my blog. However, as an Eagle Scout, I can’t let this one go.


Two Strategy Tools Every Leader Must Understand

Management Excellence

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Don’t Expect Short Quotes to Tell the Whole Story

Curious Cat

When people try to use a short quote as an accurate encapsulation of a management concept they will often be disappointed.

Mind the Choice: Continuous Improvement or Continuous Problem Solving

Deming Institute

Sparky Anderson , manager of the Cincinnati Reds during most of the 1970s, spoke on occasion about the big problem he had with his Major League Baseball team.

The You Matter Marathon’s Next Step

Lead Change Blog

I had the opportunity recently to donate to a famine-relief fund whose goal is to address the humanitarian crisis occurring in ten countries spanning Africa and Yemen. Several things caught my eye about the campaign: 1) Donations of all amounts were being accepted.


Thought Leadership – Piercing The Bubble

N2Growth Blog

News Flash: If you value your own opinion more than others do, you might be suffering from a common form of self-delusion. Referring to yourself as a thought leader makes you a tone-deaf narcissist; not necessarily a great thinker. For my part, I’m in the process of trying to eliminate the term “thought leadership” from my vocabulary. This week, after months of reflection, I’ll be instructing our team to remove all references to thought leadership from our materials.