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26 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Transformers 5: The Last Knight

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article I can hardly believe Transformers 5 released this past weekend. Transformers: The Last Knight is Michael Bay’s last outing as the director of the Transformers series. Over the years, I’ve enjoyed seeing the giant transforming robots brought to the big screen.


The Fuzziness of a Healthy Team

Ron Edmondson

Clarity is often king in organizational dynamics. Clear communication is vital for healthy teams. A huge part of my job as a leader is to help people understand our vision and where we are going next to try to realize it (as well as I know at the time).

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What Sets Apart the Greatest Teams of All-Time?

Leading Blog

S AM WALKER revisits the popular idea of leadership. In The Captain Class , Walker describes what makes an elite captain by analyzing the leadership of sixteen of the most dominate teams in history.

To Succeed, Focus on Inputs Not Results


The ability and desire to focus on those areas of our lives that provide the greatest return can often be confusing. Change and growth comes first through understanding and acknowledgement. When there is understanding, there is the potential for action.

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The 12 Assets That Elevate and Expand Every Leader’s Influence

Leadership Freak

Everything you have today began with someone else. Leadership is stewardship. Now the question is, “How are you bringing value to others.” Leadership isn’t about status, position, salary, or title. Stewardship is about… Continue reading → Leading

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The Risky Business of Dealing with an Indecisive Boss

Leadership Freak

A common complaint about bad bosses is they won’t make decisions. An indecisive boss seems cowardly, lazy, short-sighted, or self-serving. It’s risky to take action when you have an indecisive boss.… … Continue reading → Decisions Leading Marks of leaders Personal Growth Taking others higher weaknesses Leadership Development organizational success

3 Innovative Ways You Can Move Your Business Online

Strategy Driven

When you first start your business, a lot of it boils down to trial and error – especially if you have never done it before. You could follow another person’s business hints down to a tee, under the impression that whatever worked for them will surely work for you too.

More Time With Family

Jason Womack

I'm totally inspired by a message I got from a Get Momentum member, and I thought you'd enjoy seeing it. More Time With Family "I was being pulled away from my family at night and on the weekends. My business


Performance Management Doesn’t Have to Suck!

Kevin Eikenberry

If your organization’s performance management processes are working great, you can save some time and skip this post. But if you are like most organizations, leaders, and individuals you have at least some pain or frustration with this process (and maybe a whole lot, you are still reading.)

Why Sulking Succeeds and What to Do About It

Leadership Freak

Kids sulk to get their way. I sulked when I did poorly at a carnival game. Surprisingly, it worked. But I didn’t win on my second try either. Years ago, when I was… Continue reading → Personal Growth Growth Leadership Development


Persistence—the key to winning

Lead on Purpose

In recent weeks I have interacted with several friends and family who are working through difficult situations. We’ve had informative conversations about what motivates them to keep going. Though their motivations vary, the commonality is their desire to succeed. In … Continue reading →


Before You Forget, Stop and Do This Immediately

Let's Grow Leaders

Have you ever met a truly humble person– someone who’s entire life is a sacrificial commitment to a cause they deeply believe in?

It Depends…

Deming Institute

“There is not a day I don’t think about what Dr. Deming meant to us. Deming is the core of our management,” proclaimed Shoichiro Toyoda , Toyota’s president between 1982 and 1992 and chairman between 1992 and 1999, at the 1991 Deming Prize Ceremonies in Japan. One year earlier , in February 1990, Dr. W. Edwards Deming fielded questions from the evening audience at Western Connecticut State University.


Why Apple’s New HQ Is Nothing Like the Rest of Silicon Valley

Harvard Business Review

“I think we have a shot at building the best office building in the world” were the words Steve Jobs used to describe Apple’s new headquarters in 2011. The grand vision at the heart of his last project is now being unveiled as Apple finalizes construction on Apple Park. Wired called the facility “insanely great (or just insane),” and in many ways it is exactly that.


"Operation Vittles"


T oday is the anniversary of The Berlin Airlift


Facebook’s “Community” Announcements and the Reality of Facebook Groups

Managing Communities

Please Update Your RSS Feed Subscription This feed has moved to: [link] I apologize for the trouble. For more details, please read my post on the matter. Thank you. Developing Your Community

How To Become An Accountable Leader

Eric Jacobson

"Truly accountable leadership is the only way to build an organization that can survive and thrive in our increasingly complicated world," says Vince Molinaro , author of his revised and updated bestseller, The Leadership Contract.

Why You Should Tell Your Team to Take a Break and Go Outside

Harvard Business Review

Wellness programs are becoming an integral priority for most human resource managers. After all, research shows that a happier workplace is more productive. To this end, workplaces are adding health-related perks from exercise rooms to yoga classes. Leaders participate in mindfulness and compassion trainings and are coached to learn emotional intelligence. However, there is one important wellness factor that many are forgetting even though it may be the most potent of all: access to green spaces.


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5Q- an excellent fivefold ministries handbook

Deep Imprints

This weekend I spent time reviewing Alan Hirsch’s new book 5Q: Reactivating the Original Intelligence and Capacity of the Body of Christ. First, let me give you my review, and then I’ll tell you what I learned. This book is excellent. In it, Hirsch indicates he is working on his doctorate, and this is clearly […]. Other


The Cycle Of Winning Has Five Parts

Eric Jacobson

The Cycle of Winning has five parts: Decide, Overdo, Adjust, Finish, Keep Improving. These are the five actions that winners take to get on track and to help stay on tract. Theses actions create Serial Winners, explains Larry Weidel in his book, Serial Winner.

White Americans’ Mortality Rates Are Rising. Something Similar Happened in Russia from 1965 to 2005

Harvard Business Review

In 2015 Princeton economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton published a stunning finding : The mortality rates for working-age white Americans have been rising since 1999. For mortality rates to rise instead of fall is extremely rare in developed countries except as a result of war or pandemic. However, history does offer a recent example of a large industrialized country where mortality rates rose over an extended period: Russia in the decades before and after the Soviet Union’s collapse.




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Leadership Caffeine™—Lessons from a Failed Expedition

Management Excellence

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Becoming A Stronger Career Mentor And Coach

Eric Jacobson

Author Paul Falcone offers the following great advice for how to become a stronger career mentor and coach by helping your subordinates grow and develop in their own careers. Encourage others to engage in random acts of kindness. Find creative ways of surprising your customers.

Why Your Company Culture Should Match Your Brand

Harvard Business Review

Ask people how to develop a good corporate culture, and most of them will immediately suggest offering generous employee benefits, like they do at Starbucks, or letting people dress casually, as Southwest Airlines does. Rarely do people point to encouraging employees to disagree with their managers, as Amazon does, or firing top performers, as Jack Welch did at GE.


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The Benefits of Taking a Slower Approach to Innovation

Harvard Business Review

Paul Garbett for HBR. In our experience, managers tend to focus their innovation efforts on processes that are either large in scale (new products and business models ) or swift in development (hackathons, rapid prototyping, or emerging platforms). There’s nothing wrong with this, per se, as both approaches can pay huge dividends. But there’s also another type of innovation that is more gradual and smaller in scale. We call it slow innovation.


Case Study: When You Have to Choose Between Core and New Customers

Harvard Business Review

It was the Monday morning after the Phoenix race. Erica Jackson, chief marketing officer of the Mendoza Marathon Corporation, had risen early to watch people line up to register for next year’s event and expected an enthusiastic crowd. But when she walked into the field, she saw only dour looks and slumped shoulders. Alan Kurtz, MMC’s chief operating officer, was standing off to the side, and she moved to join him, but a racer intercepted her. “Do you work for Mendoza?”


One of the Greatest Productivity Devices Ever Invented


Celebrating Westerns



Leadership and Gallipoli


Writing in The Weekly Standard , Andrew Roberts reviews a new book on Winston Churchill's involvement in one of the most controversial decisions of the First World War

Fame is Fleeting


How many of the following once-famous people could you identify in a line-up? Try this on your children.]


Avoiding the Thucydides Trap


Politico : They're reading Greek history in the White House. An excerpt: It might seem curious that an ancient Greek would cast a shadow over a meeting between a group of diplomats and generals from America and Asia. Most Americans probably don’t know Thucydides from Mephistopheles.