Mon.Sep 25, 2017

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article In 2014, Matthew Vaughan directed the hilarious movie Kingsman: The Secret Service. Kingsman told the story of a young, unrefined street kid who had the promise to join a secret society. This young man was Gary “Eggsy” Unwin (Taron Egerton).

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The Leadership Wisdom of Kung Fu

N2Growth Blog

You may not remember the hit TV series from the 70s that traced the adventures of a Shaolin Monk, Kwai Chang Caine (played by the late David Carradine) as he wanders the American West armed only with his spiritual training and skill in Kung Fu.

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4 Ways an Introverted Pastor is Extroverted on Sunday

Ron Edmondson

In my book “ The Mythical Leader ”, I have a whole chapter on introversion – mostly because every time I post about introversion I hear from pastors and church members who talk about how introversion negatively impacts their ministry.

How to Achieve Peak Performance – Business Lessons from a Baseball Mom

Women on Business

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All Stagnation Needs is Smug Satisfaction

Leadership Freak

Work on how you work. If you don’t, this week will reflect last week. Take charge of your trajectory. If you can’t tell me what you’re working on as a leader, you’re already… Continue reading → Change Curiosity Feedback Listening Personal Growth Growth Leadership Leadership Development

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4 Key Starter Ingredients for Successful Strategy Execution

Management Excellence

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Book Review – Profit Beyond Measure

Deming Institute

Post by Bill Bellows. Thomas (“Tom”) Johnson stands at the forefront of a world-wide community of business thinkers who are unveiling the limitations, as well as assumptions, of the old economics that underlie the mechanistic decision making and planning practices of corporations and organizations.

Great Storytelling Connects Employees to Their Work

Harvard Business Review

I once spent a few delicious days studying Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG), a collection of high-end, casual eateries started by the famed New York restauranteur, Danny Meyer. He had recently claimed the key to his success was creating a “culture of hospitality.” ” I set out to discover how. One day, at his Shake Shack (now a juggernaut global chain) in Madison Square Park, an employee I’ll call Bert was dragging a bit.

Technology Investments That’ll Improve Your Business’s Organization

Strategy Driven

In today’s modern environment, a business needs to be making use of the full range of technology available to them in every aspect of their enterprise.

Yes, Your Dog Loves You.


Writing in National Review , Jonah Goldberg explores a new study. An excerpt: In one test they alternated between giving the pooches hot dogs (the food, not Dachshunds) and offering them praise.

How to Help Employees Communicate by Email More Effectively

Strategy Driven

Email is are still considered the primary communication tool in the business world. Today’s business landscape may have shifted further towards video conferences and short messaging platforms, but the majority of formal business communications are still conducted via email.


Can Democracy Survive Tribalism?


"One of the great attractions of tribalism is that you don't actually have to think very much." Read the rest of Andrew Sullivan's essay in New York magazine

How to Regain the Lost Art of Reflection

Harvard Business Review

A famous but possibly apocryphal tale about Albert Einstein is that he dreamed up the theory of relativity when riding his bicycle. Warren Buffett is on record as saying that he reads for six hours per day and has very few scheduled meetings. Both of these examples stand in stark contrast to the ways in which most leaders use their time.

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Comment is free but facts are sacred. Charles Scott


As European Banks Retreat from the World Stage, China Is Stepping Up

Harvard Business Review

It has been 10 years since the global financial crisis, and the fall-out continues in the industry that was at its epicenter: banking. There has been a truly dramatic retrenchment from foreign markets, making banking a rare case of an industry becoming less, rather than more, global. Since 2007, gross cross-border capital flows have fallen by 65%, and half of that is due to a sharp reduction in cross-border lending and other banking activities, a new McKinsey Global Institute report finds.

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3 Keys to Climbing the Corporate Ladder

Career Advancement

“If you’re climbing the ladder of life, you go rung by rung, one step at a time. Don’t look too far up. Set your goals high but take one step at a time. Sometimes you don’t think you are progressing until you step back and see how high you’ve really gone.” ~ Donny Osmond ~.

Basic Courtesy and the NFL


If I were a professional athlete (I know, use your imagination) and, let's say, my team were going to play athletes from Iran or Cuba and China - nations with which I have a lot of disagreements - and the national anthems of those nations were played, despite all of those disagreements, I would stand. Basic courtesy. Traditional courtesy. Doesn't mean there haven't been historical wrongs. Is not an endorsement of current policies. It is basic courtesy. Don't lawyerize everything.

Interview on Respectful Authenticity with Switched on Leadership Magazine


I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Christele Canard, Founder of Switched on Leadership – a monthly app magazine filled with the latest in leadership – to talk about Respectful Authenticity and the value it brings to oneself, both in and outside of the workplace. Our Discussion.

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Pillars of a Decent Society


Princeton professor Robert P. George argues that a decent society needs three pillars: Respect for the individual and his dignity. The institution of the family. A fair and effective system of law and government. Take away any one of these pillars and society will have major problems