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L2L Weekender: Tips for Small Business Online Leaders

Many small business start-up leaders in the online sales space often do not know the best ways to insure that ...
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Communication Breakdown

Communication Breakdown: Are You Resonating With Your Audience?

Over the course of my career many leaders have lamented this: “Little I say seems to be resonating!?!?” Although this ...
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Sharing Knowledge

Mentoring in the Workplace: Spreading the Knowledge

We often hear about the need for gaining and sharing organizational knowledge to further our careers, reach our goals (and ...
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Forgiveness

On Leadership, Forgiveness and the Authentic Leader

It is widely accepted that forgiveness is a sacred act…a sacrifice! But did you know that this single act has ...
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Empty Suit

Imaginary Leadership (Part 2 of 2)

Many leaders may be imaginary, but the pain, problems, and privation they cause to people, productivity, and profit are all ...
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Healthcare Costs

Leading Individuals for Organizational Health

Today, employees need quite a bit of help staying and keeping healthy in order to live a good life and ...
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Hacking Threats

On Leadership, Threats and Operational Security

A few years ago, a small business in San Diego was hit my malicious cyber attacks over the internet that ...
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Stop Wasting Time

5 Ways Entrepreneurs Use Time Inefficiently

Becoming an entrepreneur is a dream that many people have. However, it is more difficult than many people on the ...
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Leaders: You Do Not Need to Be Nice to Be Kind

Kindness is not softness, it is not weakness, and it doesn’t always have to be nice. In fact, sometimes kindness ...
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Success and Failure

8 Quick Tips Every Startup Should Know

According to the United States Small Business Association, there are over 28 million small businesses operating in the US. These ...
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Company Culture Key to Surviving Success

There is a contradiction within most organizations that usually goes overlooked: success can be hazardous to culture. We tend to overlook ...
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3 Sacrificial Ways to Conquer This Year’s Goals…or Not

Should you set any personal or professional goals this year? Why or why not? Lee shares his valuable guidance in ...
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L2L Infographic: Emotional Intelligence and Your Career

Emotional intelligence helps us manage stress, it is vital for enhanced co-operation and teamwork, and it helps us to learn ...
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Imaginary Leader

Imaginary Leadership (Part 1 of 2)

Have you ever met an Imaginary Leader or experienced the displeasure of working for one? Unfortunately, it is altogether likely ...
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People Before Profits: 5 Ways to Lead Your Company and Brand

My company sells wine, changes lives, and is growing rapidly. As a CFO-turned-CEO, my business philosophy is simple: Put people ...
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How Successful Leaders Ensure Continued Success

Continued success is something that every successful leader in business strives to achieve. Those who have been very successful have ...
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6 Leadership Lessons From Rudolph

'Tis the season! One annual tradition in my house is gathering to watch Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer. This year, I ...
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Leading a New Work Environment

A Look at Some of The Best Office Spaces Across the World Whether you’re designing a brand new office building or ...
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How Leadership Is Evolving In 2015 and Beyond

As the Millennial generation comes of age, there are changes happening in the workplace that are revealing just how Generation ...
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Leaders: Be a Mirror Unto Yourself

As leaders, we are encouraged to meet people. You know, network, get close to key influencers and difference makers. This makes ...
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How to Ensure Motivation Trickles From the Top Down

Motivation is considered to be one of the most important contributing factors to high levels of employee engagement and satisfaction. ...
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Leading in the Wrong Direction

Leadership is a gift given. It comes from the belief of others, in you. It should be viewed as an ...
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The Most Valuable Leadership Gift This Season

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY68v-lLEPU One of the most important ways to lead with honor is actively listening to your colleague, team, and clients. ...
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Christmas Tree

Charismatic Leadership: Give Unselfishly

Merry Christmas 2015 The Holiday Season engenders feelings of empathy, kindness, and tenderness, especially for those a little down on ...
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Articles of Faith: Leading With Peace

This post is part of our Sunday Series titled "Articles of Faith." We investigate leadership lessons from the Bible. See ...
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Helping Others

On Leadership, Suffering and The Sacrificial Leader

There is not one leader reading this that hasn’t struggled with the mystery of suffering or wrestled with the mastery ...
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Leading Through Fear

It happens even to the best and most experienced leader ‑ fear. Facing Your Fear It may be a fear of the ...
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Leaders are Healers: Leaders Must Heal Themselves

When we read the papers these days or watch television, or consult social media we can easily be filled with ...
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Leaders, Turn Your Informed and Engaged Employees Into Advocates

Leading a team of informed and engaged employees is extremely rewarding. Everyone seems to get along, people are motivated to do ...
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6 Steps to Creating a Leader-Focused Growth Plan

  Getting a new member on your staff can be extremely exciting. This new staff member can bring needed energy ...
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How Leaders Can Create Engaged Employees

It’s every leader’s dream to have employees who ask what they can give to an organization rather than what they ...
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Who is Coaching Your Team?

Who is Coaching Your Team? This is a question that every leader of a midsize company should be asking. How ...
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Welcome to the L2L Archive Site

Welcome to the L2L Archive Site! We hope you enjoy our previous posts designed to help global professionals learn, grow ...
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Casting a compelling vision-The key to building your customer service brand!

Lead to Serve Casting vision is one of my favorite things to do as a leader. As we sat down ...
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On Leadership and Your Personal Theme Music

Who doesn't want their own theme music? Seriously. Wouldn't it be awesome to walk into a room with the sound ...
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Three ways leaders drive the Brand Promise!

Great post about leading a "Brand Promise" from L2L Contributing Author Tal Shnall.   Lead to Serve Last week I ...
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Leadership on the Road: 6 Key Ideals

I have recently been out on client assignment at a remote job site. Being that far off a beaten path ...
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6 Common Leadership Practices That Are Sooo Last Year

The reputation of your business is the biggest asset of your company; it's the reason people are willing to buy ...
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On Leadership and The Integrity Test

All of us, at one time or another, have been asked to do something that made us pause for a ...
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Overcoming Leadership Barriers in 2015: Three Lessons from Unbroken

The long awaited movie, Unbroken, came out during the holidays. And while I read the book and enjoyed it very ...
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Rudolph Was an Unlikely Leader

So what makes a great leader rise up in difficult or unlikely circumstances? Let's take a look at one famous ...
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6 Leadership Lessons From Rudolph

'Tis the season! One annual tradition in my house is gathering to watch Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer. This year, I ...
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On Leadership and True Commitment

I spent the last three days in an intensive training session on change management.  I had returned home from visiting ...
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On Leadership, Transparency and Breaching Confidentiality

What happens when a seasoned manager doesn't know the difference between being transparent and breaching confidentiality? In a nutshell, you get ...
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Leadership Lessons from the Break Room Dishwasher

“No dishes in the sink!”  This was a reoccurring item on our staff meeting agenda. Commonly, the coffee cups would ...
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It's All About the Boss

Leaders open doors, not force everyone behind one.  Bill Treasurer, author of Leaders Open Doors, says that, Leaders open doors ...
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On Leadership and Healing the Toxic Leader

Earlier this year, someone sent me a Washington Post article about the Pentagon’s investigative actions to remove abusive leaders. One ...
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Effective New Ways to Learn and Develop Leadership Skills

At times, it is easy to forget that the Internet is more than a source of cat videos and celebrity ...
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L2L: How to Motivate Employees Infographic

L2L: How to Motivate Employees Infographic  Infographic Source: Business-Management-Degree.net
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Can Leadership Be a One-Size-Fits-All?

When I was 20, I was given my first formal leadership role. Sure, I had influence prior to that, but ...
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Remembering a New Tomorrow: 5 Signs it’s Time to Go Back to School

For college graduates, thoughts of past college experiences often bring back fond memories, along with the realization that a college ...
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Dreamweaver – Leading with the Futuristic Strength

Pragmatism is great, but it has its place and limitations. Unlike some of your peers, stories of the past don’t ...
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On Leadership and Doing What You Do Best

Brandon was a sophomore, and as always, arrived in the gym for varsity basketball tryouts wearing a terrific smile. He made ...
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L2L: Which Tech CEOs Are Most Charitable

Infographic L2L: Which Tech CEOs Are Most Charitable In this season of giving, let's take a look at some of the ...
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On Leadership and The Reflections of An Aging Leader

At my age, I have a realization that I don't really want to contemplate too much in my mind. The brutal ...
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On Leadership and Organizational Priorities

The rapid pace of technology advancement and change, coupled with the continuous roll-out of new tools, enables organizations to deliver ...
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L2L: 7 Questions You Should Ask When Setting Team Goals

Infographic: 7 Questions You Should Ask When Setting Team Goals Infographic Brought to you by Külli Koort at Weekdone.com
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L2L: Does It Pay To Be Pretty?

Infographic: Does It Pay To Be Pretty? Click to Enlarge Click to Enlarge Infographic Brought to you by Brighton School ...
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On Leadership and Next Gen Growth: Why Developing Young Leaders is Critical

  The change of seasons brings to mind changes that we see in work and leadership. As seasons come and ...
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How to Hone Your Leadership Skills on the Road

In the hurried pace of the world today, it seems that most people are almost too focused on themselves. There's ...
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Three Habits of Empathetic Leaders

Tom Schulte says: This is a great post that clarifies the power and importance of being an empathetic leader. It ...
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On Leadership and Healing: Striving for Wellness

We often speak about service and leadership and even servant leadership, but the original word to serve in Greek, the ...
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5 Tips to a Winning Company Culture

What’s the difference between being a good friend and a good employer? According the happiest companies in America last year, ...
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3 Ways Leaders Can Pioneer Effective Change Management

There are two types of leaders: Those who lead from the back, and those who lead from the front. You ...
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L2L: The Mind-Blowing Scale of Holiday Hiring

The Mind-Blowing Scale Of Holiday Hiring [Infographic] by the team at Adecco  
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On Leadership, Thoughtfulness and Doing Unto Others

When was the last time someone did something for you with no strings attached? Maybe she covered for you during ...
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On Leadership and Team Cohesion: Three Leadership Steps to Better Camaraderie

Almost twenty-five years in the Air Force serving my country—what a wonderful first career experience I had. There were many ...
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Laser Sharp Leadership – Leading with Focus

Does this describe you: You are inherently goal seeking. Everything you do has purpose because purposeful action is efficient. Each ...
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L2L: How To Be The Best Boss

How To Be The Best Boss [Infographic] by the team at Computers In Personnel Ltd.
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How to Connect With Your Team When You Don't Have Time

"Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how ...
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6 Ways to Take Care of Your Customer

Everything about doing business with a company can potentially affect the customer’s attitude. Customers who feel valued and appreciated stay ...
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Practical Leadership: Addressing the Ebola Scare with Your Workers

Killing over 4,500 Africans in West Africa, the Ebola epidemic continues to send shock waves and frenzy as it recently ...
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Leadership and Conflict: Deal With It Now or Pay For It Later

No one likes conflict (no one normal, at least). The feeling your body gets when it knows you have to ...
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On Leadership, Weaknesses and Your Greatest Opportunities for Growth

When you’re only 30-years old and your net worth goes up and down in increments of billions of dollars, you ...
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The Navy SEAL Experience: Leadership Lessons From Extreme Training

When you need to recharge after months of grueling work, where do you go on vacation? Do you take a ...
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On Authentic Leadership – Three Foundational Elements for Knowing Yourself

Authentic leadership is a grand, worthy, and potentially overwhelming goal for any leader to attain. Based on more than 16 ...
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L2L: How Major Companies Motivate Their Employees

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L2L: Extraordinary Female Leaders in History

This infographic is brought to you by the Brighton School of Business and Management
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On Leadership, Visionaries and Entrepreneurship: Henry Ford

Henry Ford is considered one of America's foremost industrialist who shaped and influenced the entire globe. His leadership forged so ...
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Women in the Workforce: Who’s Dropping Out and Why

Max Schireson, CEO of Mongo DB caused quite a stir this summer. But not for the reasons one might expect ...
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On Leadership and People, Process and Production

Regular readers know that I try to help both newcomers and experienced project management practitioners and other leaders to achieve ...
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On Leadership and Truth

"I want to work for someone that never tells me the truth," said no employee…ever" Leaders are often put in ...
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Beyond Leadership: The Importance of Efficient Teams

While we emphasize leadership quite a bit, most of us in the business world also recognize the importance of teamwork. ...
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On Leadership and the Political Season: How All Leaders Can Discern Deceit and Restore Truth

Having a competitive spirit is usually a positive attribute in our culture. Whether in work, life, or play, we’re hard-wired ...
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How to Lead Stupid People

"How to Lead Stupid People" as an article title... Offensive, right? Who would think that the people that work with them ...
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Empathic Leadership Is Not Doormat Leadership

Does this describe your leadership? Inherently, you’re always able to tell how others are feeling on any given day. You ...
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A Recipe For Failure: Focusing On Success

When cooking food, a little too much or too little of an ingredient can ruin a dish. So if you are ...
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Leadership Lessons From the NFL's Domestic Violence Controversy

With the horrific behaviors of some NFL players in the news (Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson and many more) there is ...
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On Leadership, Inspiration and Leading With a Modern Flair

Great leaders are always looking for ways to inspire their team, engage others in conversations and generate an exchange of ...
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Giving Your Employees Freedom To Encourage Creativity

If your employees are like most of the respondents to an international survey conducted by Gallup, twice as many of them are ...
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On Leadership and Assessing Leadership Potential in Yourself and Others

Carla, a Senior Vice-President of a Fortune 200 company, has the challenge of evaluating the natural leadership potential of several ...
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Leaders: Do You Have What It Takes to Become a CEO?

Click Image to Enlarge Click Image to Enlarge Infographic Coutesy of Brighton School of Business and Management Online Distance Learning Courses
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On Leadership and Facing a Massive Data Breach

Data breaches are becoming a serious threat to companies of all sizes. But many business leaders are underestimating the debilitating ...
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On Leadership and Succession Planning – Avoiding Costly Mistakes

Recently, my wife Mary and I discussed the need to review and update our will, which is now about fifteen ...
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Adaptive Intelligence: Your Organization’s Cultural Operating System

  “This planet came with a set of instructions, but we seem to have misplaced them. Civilization needs a new ...
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6 Daily Practices of Effective Managers

It can be easy for employees to take managers for granted because most employees are trying to avoid the attention ...
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Hey Leaders: Lighten Up a Little

One of my favorite Walt Disney quotes is, “That’s the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up.” ...
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Leading a Healthy Life After Retirement

So you've finally made it to the promise land of retirement, woo hoo! You’re probably ready to relax the days ...
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Spiritual Leaders Fight Against Intolerance

These days we cannot switch on the TV or web without having to confront intolerance. We see it internationally, nationally, ...
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On Leadership and The Value You Bring Your Followers

So Leaders: What’s your value proposition to your followers? “The employee is regarded by the employer merely in the light of ...
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On Leadership and Reaching Beyond Wonder

Leadership is understanding the balance between the push for purpose and the need for action. Human beings are drawn to ...
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On Leadership, Feedback and the Fuel of Achievement

“True intuitive expertise is learned from prolonged experience with good feedback on mistakes.” ~ Daniel Kahneman The experience of giving and ...
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On Leadership and Morning Routines

Hey Leader: Does Your Morning Routine Matter? “For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning ...
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Articles of Faith: Strong and Courageous Leadership: The Joshua Effect

This post is part of our Sunday Series titled “Articles of Faith.” We investigate leadership lessons from the Bible. See ...
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On Leadership, Fear and The Under Use of Power

Years ago I shared an office in a house that had been converted to offices for independent practitioners. One day, ...
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Articles of Faith: Leadership, Legacy and Grasping the Wind

This post is part of our Sunday Series titled “Articles of Faith.” We investigate leadership lessons from the Bible. See ...
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On Ice Cream, Mushrooms, and the Three Ages of Leadership

Almost daily I see an article or post telling me leadership is situational. One size does not fit all, they ...
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On Leadership and Emotional Intelligence

4 Eye-Openers Leaders Must Know in Evaluating Emotional Intelligence The commercials on television today talk endlessly about treatments for "low ...
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Hey Leader: Is Negotiation Art or Science?

Every leader has to negotiate things. And they have to do this on a regular basis. So how is the ...
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On Leadership, Anxiety and Stressful Decisions

So as a leader, do you feel like you are forced to make decisions much quicker and under more stress ...
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On Leadership, Culture and International Expansion

The day you decide to expand your business into a foreign market is one for the books. It’s an exciting ...
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Leading People Toward Influence – The ABCD's of Trust

Leadership is an influence process. Whenever you try to influence the beliefs or behaviors of another person, you are engaging ...
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You, Me, and Our Relationship Makes Three

A previous post introduced the characteristics of relationship building, which is the foundation to public relations education and practice, and ...
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On Leadership, Perspective and Toxic CEOs

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Articles of Faith: Leading in a Fallen World

---------------------------------------------------------------------------- This  Articles of Faith series investigates leadership lessons from the Bible. Check in on Sundays for new and refreshing ways to ...
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Creating Law and Order: Leading with Discipline

Are you leading with discipline? Does this type of leader describe you? You actually enjoy routine. In fact, if there ...
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On Leadership Styles, Philosophies and Where You Live

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How to Be a Really Stupid Leader

What makes a leader stupid? Most believe it is a combination of a number of unattractive and unproductive behaviors that ...
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Leadership and Truth Found in a Comma

I just lost thousands of dollars because of a punctuation mark. A comma, of course. Yes, a simple comma cost ...
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Lessons From Argentine Reaction to World Cup Loss

VIDEO: Riots erupted in Argentina after World Cup loss. High hopes and expectations gave way to defeat, shock, dejection and ...
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Management vs Innovation: Take Your Pick

[ted id=1065] “I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as ...
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Leading People You Would Rather Not Lead

It is said that you can choose your friends, but you cannot choose not your family. Similarly you can’t always ...
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How to Be a Rock Solid Leader

The en masse exodus of Baby Boomers alarms some in the business community as retirement encroaches. Varying reasons exist for ...
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Hey Leaders: 5 Tips to Positively Powerful Presentations

Great leadership requires great communication skills. And one of the most challenging forms of communication is presenting in public! Public ...
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Leadership Congruence: Do You Walk the Talk?

A foundational behavior in effective leadership requires demonstrating congruence between what one says and what one does. Unfortunately, many times ...
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Leading Value to Your Target Customer

Leadership metrics are almost always visible from an organization's bottom-line. And nowhere is this more clear than in sales and ...
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Leadership on Independence Day

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Linked 2 Leadership Group Posting Guidelines

Click to join L2L Group on LinkedIn! Thank you for joining and contributing to the Linked 2 Leadership Group! Our ...
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On Leadership, You and Your Modus Operandi

[ted id=755] Please watch this short two-minute Ted Talk above and then read on... “Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your ...
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Learn This: 5 Awesome Apps That Grow Knowledge

Leading people and teams in this new era of connectivity, having the right tools in hand can really help make ...
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Freeing the Captives—How to Confront Your Personal Leadership Barriers (Part 1)

The release of Bowe Bergdahl has been a hot item in the news recently. And I’ve had several interviews on ...
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On Leadership and The Personal Courage Required to Be a Leader

One of the most overlooked aspects of being a leader is the inherent need for personal courage. "Personal courage is ...
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Leaders: Do You Equip Your Board for Success?

We admire pioneers who are not afraid to blaze the trail of success, create their own blueprint for progress, and ...
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On Leadership, Communication and Learning From the Arts

For anyone to be a successful leader, they will have to master the art of communication. This is because leaders are judged ...
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On Leadership and The Real Happy Happy

I sing the "Happy" song (see the attached video.) I drank the Kool-Aid. I’m clapping along. Happy, happy, happy, happy……Clap ...
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Leaders: Do You Want Compliance or Engagement?

To achieve the highest levels of success within an industry today, organizations should be focused on creating training programs that ...
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On Leadership, Star Athletes and Awesome Support Teams

Whether you are in a small business or organization, leaders need a quality, trusted support system to help make and ...
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7 Timeless Leadership Lessons from an Anachronistic Concierge

Monsieur Gustave H. was a hotel concierge performing at the very top of his game at a time when Europe ...
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On Leadership, Persistence and The Strong-Willed Leader

When I was a kid, I was known to be a little hard-headed at times. I must have driven my ...
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Smart Leaders: How To Avoid the Bullying Trap

Although we may not want to face it, our organizational cultures may be encouraging or rewarding abrasive and bullying behaviors ...
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On Leadership, Customer Experience and Analytics

Leading any organization is difficult. For many, the operational components are easy and dealing with the "people part" is where ...
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Dealing with Nasty People Who Undermine You

Have you ever come across colleagues, coworkers, or "frenemies" who undermine you? Or worse, have you had this happen to ...
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On Leadership, Winning and Losing

There are many components to classical effective leadership. But today I want to discuss just a single critical part of ...
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The VA Debacle, and Four Steps to Help All Leaders Focus on the Right Goals

I’m not convinced of the “law of attraction,” but I can say for sure that its cousin, “the law of ...
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Effective Leaders Are Story Doers, Not Just Story Tellers

We all learn from stories, we get to practice our emotional responses and we can test our beliefs in safe ...
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Giving Back: L2L Reader Survey 2014

Linked 2 Leadership Contributing Authors have a burning passion to serve professionals to equip them to be better leaders. They ...
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How to Lead People and Influence Teams

A little over a decade ago I found my passion in the areas of leadership development, organizational health, and personal ...
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Leadership Lessons from Mickey Rooney and a Telegram Boy

This is a true story. In 1938, when he was seventeen, my father-in-law (first name Guy) worked as a telegram ...
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Visionary Leaders Squeeze Their Creative Juice Every Day

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NugRZGDbPFU] Creativity is vital for leaders in a rapidly changing world. But as a leader, do you have those days ...
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On Leadership, Reaction and Rebounding From Chaos

You never know how strong your company is until it’s been battle-tested. It’s easy to lead when everything is running ...
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On Leadership, Play-Doh and Leading as a Developer

Remember how awesome Play-Doh was? It came in tons of different colors and, best of all, you could mold it ...
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4 Fundamental Vital Signs for Healthy Organizations

In Patrick Lencioni’s latest book The Advantage, he points out that in today’s competitive world a healthy organization is likely ...
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On Leadership, Playing Sports and Achieving Business Excellence

I have long recognized the strong correlation between having a history of playing sports and success in business. And as a ...
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Creating Organisations Fit for Generation Y

If you are already a leader, you are most likely not from Generation Y (Millennials.) You are more likely to ...
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6 Leadership Lessons of a Machiavellian Manager

Desperate to get control over her misbehaving children, Suzanne Evans turned to Niccolo Machiavelli’s famous sixteenth-century book about politics, The ...
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Carrot and Stick: An Epic Fail in the 21st Century?

    "So, if we repair this mismatch between what science knows and what business does, if we bring our ...
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On Leadership, Employee Morale and The Joy of Ketchup

My father has always been a picky eater. He doesn’t like bold flavors at all, so we did not have ...
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Growing Strong Leaders: 15 Traits that Mark an Effective Leader

We are often told that management and leadership are two different things—that the ability to manage a business, department, project, ...
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5 Sacrifices A Leader Must Make

You may believe that as a leader your job is relatively easy, where you simply watch over and manage the ...
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On Leadership, Change and East African Wildebeest

Like a wildebeest in East Africa, successful leaders must dare to change. Great Wildebeest Migration The spectacular wildebeest migration in East Africa has ...
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Startup Success: The 7 Most Common Mistakes New Entrepreneurial Leaders Make

Entrepreneurs bring a lot of self-confidence to the table. Most abandon careers, often lucrative careers, at which they excelled to ...
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Bullet Proof Leadership: Leading with the Strength of Deliberative

Imagine this: You have great ideas, a lot of self-motivation, and you are ready to get started! Well, almost... Details ...
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4 Superhero Ways to Show Courage in Leadership

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQqh-_gYZQY What is your greatest fear in your work? What is the one thing that you don’t want others to ...
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Wise Leaders Embrace “Benign Subversives”

We all hate naysayers, snipers, and backroom gossips. They subvert our vision, undermine our message and divert attention from our ...
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6 Ways to Communicate Better With Employees

Of all the contributors to business success, the ability to effectively communicate with employees is essential. Organizations that understand the ...
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When Personal and Organizational Leadership Values Aren’t Aligned

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2wUwGA2QgI We’ve all faced this moment in our personal or work life. You’re in a work culture where your priorities ...
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Leading with Honor: 4 Ways to Have What It Takes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQqh-_gYZQY Are you alarmed by the frequency of ethical scandals in recent years? No doubt, you have seen the headlines ...
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Is the Entitlement Generation Really Entitled?

They are spoiled, uncooperative, impatient, lazy, and worse. These are just a few of the words used to describe some ...
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Building Better Relationships, Building Better Business

As an organizational communication professional, my goal is to help organizations do what they do, better. And I am very ...
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On Leadership, Patience and Endurance

It’s been said, “The best things in life are worth waiting for.” But have you felt at times like there’s too ...
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Articles of Faith: Where Are All the Spiritual Leaders?

In recent blogs, I have offered for consideration a series of qualities that should characterize spiritual leaders—a few of the ...
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3 Leadership Lessons From The Oscars

The glitz and glamour of the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood has been widely captured in photographs and videos which ...
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Leadership Intuition: Learning To Listen To Your Gut

Several years ago my strategic partner and good friend Hugh Massie, Founder and CEO of DNA Behavior International, mentioned that ...
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On Leadership, Complexity and Achieving Simplicty

 [slideshare id=826022&doc=keithdelaruecynefin03-1228653571270108-8] Dealing with complexity is one of the key leadership challenges that any leader needs to successfully face. And ...
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I'm a Leader Now But No One Likes Me

What too many people fail to grasp is that one doesn't become a leader overnight. You may have the title, ...
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On Leadership, Perseverance and Leading Through Failure

When great entrepreneurs set out on their quest to "do what they do," they oftentimes meet massive amounts of personal, ...
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On Leadership, CEO's and Practicing What You Preach

We all know managers and executives should not ask their people to do anything that they would not be willing ...
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On Leadership, Communication and Your Email Address

If you make a list of your pet peeves about work, I bet high on the list are, being kept ...
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Leaders: Creating a Holacracy Workplace

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Leaders: Smart Ways to Increase Productivity

Most of us are familiar with the famous quote by Benjamin Franklin, "Early to bed and early to rise, makes ...
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How Leaders Contribute to Workplace Conflict and How to Fix It

Leaders can inadvertently derail productivity and innovation through their design of organizational systems. Structural conflicts between people and departments are ...
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Leaders: 4 Ways to Tend to Your Top Talent

As the leader of your team, your many commitments to multiple groups probably keeps you extremely busy.  However, if your ...
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Leading With a Foot in the Past – The Company Historian

We all know someone who seems to make the same mistake over and over again. They epitomize the metaphor of ...
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When You've Fallen and You Have to Get Up

I was collaborating with a colleague this week on a session he’s doing with the senior leadership team of his ...
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On Leadership, Greatness and The Legacy of Peyton Manning

When Greatness Just Isn't Good Enough... This recent Super Bowl brought to mind the complexity of defining the legacy of ...
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Hey Entrepreneur – Are You Building Your Start-up For Success?

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Adams and Jefferson Leadership Traits: Which One Was the Better Leader?

American presidents come and go throughout history, but think about the presidents that you regard as great leaders. Regardless of ...
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Improve Your Team by Developing the HERO Inside You!

Real heroes don’t really wear capes or have supernatural powers. In the real world, HERO's are simply ordinary people who choose ...
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5 Ways to Build Organizational Strength in Risk-Taking Arena

Because business, technology, and economics have changed so drastically, today’s leaders and organizations need to provide stability during times of chaos. ...
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Hubris: The Megaphone of Overblown Confidence

Finding the right “confidence/hubris” balance is critical for leaders. And when the balance tips toward hubris and too far away ...
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Leading with Consistency: Justice for All

These days, nothing seems to stay the same for long. We can all remember when a “Tweet” was just the ...
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People-First Leadership Lessons from a Lawyer

What do the leaders to which you aspire to be like all have in common? Aside from being successful, they ...
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Leaders: Incorporating Family in Your Culture is Good for Business

New technologies, like smartphones and digital communication, have blurred the line between work and home. Employees can get work emails ...
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On Leadership and the 5 PR Habits Every CEO Should Develop

Public relations (PR.) It’s a broad term and an industry that is frequently misunderstood. Unfortunately many businesses ignore the importance of ...
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On Leadership and Knowing the Importance of Importance

Who is the most important person in your organization? Is it the Chairman of the Board, the CEO, a Senior ...
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Engaging Adult Learners: Avoiding the Rabbit Hole

What comes to mind when you think about designing coursework and presenting the staff development content to a group you've never met? ...
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Hey Leader: Become an Organizational Life Giver

Are your goals actually YOUR goals? Since the development of organizational strategic planning became a standard operating practice, organizations have ...
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Top 25 Faces of Learning and Leadership Development 2014

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Women Leadership – Is it different?

I finally got around to reading the book Lean In by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. It was a good read and ...
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Leadership Freedom Checklist – Where Are You on the Journey?

********** Never miss an issue of Linked 2 Leadership, subscribe today here! Learn, Grow & Develop Other Leaders™ ——————— Lee Ellis is ...
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The Epiphany to Growth and Prosperity: 3 Ways to Lead Higher

Looking back after two months now, 2013 was a very busy year for many of us—what a blur of activity! ...
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Five Leadership Actions that Unleash Innovation

In today’s global economy, leaders have to be relentlessly innovative. Jeffrey Phillips, author and consultant on business innovation cites four ...
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Leading Success in 2014: Your 11-Step Checklist

The New Year 2014 is here. Now is the time that many leaders take the opportunity to reflect on the ...
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Linked 2 Leadership 2013 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has ...
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How to Lead Your Creative Mind

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Discovering and Developing Great Leaders: An Art or a Science?

Evaluating leadership is not an exact science. In fact, some would say leadership is more of an art than a ...
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Ubuntu Leadership- Leading with Connectedness

Every leader has their specific set of natural strengths. Some call these "hardwired" strengths. I have even heard them described ...
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Lead Like Santa: 6 Immutable Principles

Santa’s mission is simple: Spread good cheer and make people happy. Simple enough, right? Oh, if it were only so... ...
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On Leadership, Effectiveness and Succession Planning

When we explore the role of leadership, its application, expectation, and outcomes, we find a number of interesting and interrelated ...
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On Leadership, Core Values and Adhering to Principles

Everyone knows we should have core values, yet the litany of disasters where companies and people failed to live up ...
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7 Characteristics of a Good Leader

Being a manager and being a leader are two completely different things. As a manager, people follow you because they ...
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Christmas in the POW Camps and Clarifying Your Culture

During this special season of gift-giving, today’s post is an excerpt from leadership consultant and former Vietnam POW, Lee Ellis' ...
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On Leadership Challenges in the 21st Century

One of the basic and fundamental challenges facing any thought leader in the area of leadership and leadership development is ...
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Leader vs. Leadership: A Vital Distinction for Success

Why we are so disappointed in our leaders? We expect leaders to possess superhuman strengths, clairvoyance, sound judgment, integrity and ...
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L2L Book Review: "Hacking Leadership"

Mike Myatt takes a long close look at how leadership today is being practiced and has come up with 11 ...
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On Leadership and Courageous Accountability

Take a moment to reflect back on 2013 and recall the parade of high-profile leaders who have not taken responsibility ...
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On Leadership and Giving Thanks

In America, today we celebrate a national holiday called Thanksgiving. It is a time to get together with family and ...
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Professional Growth: Building Relationships, Not Just Connections

No matter at what point you are in your career, moving up the ladder, or even just trying to get ...
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Humble and Grateful – The Truly Effective Leader

We all know the typecast of a typical leader; the boss who rumbles around the office, his shirtsleeves rolled up, ...
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On Leadership and Agile Thinking

In a March 2013 Forbes article titled "The Five Dimensions of Learning-Agile Leaders," Kevin Cashman stipulates that: "To succeed in ...
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The Best of L2L Blogazine 2013 (Top #2 and 1)

This week L2L is bringing you a recap of the Top 10 most popular blog posts over the last year. ...
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The Best of L2L Blogazine 2013 (Top #4 and 3)

This week L2L is bringing you a recap of the Top 10 most popular blog posts over the last year. ...
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The Best of L2L Blogazine 2013 (Top #6 and 5)

This week L2L is bringing you a recap of the Top 10 most popular blog posts over the last year. ...
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The Best of L2L Blogazine 2013 (Top #8 and 7)

This week L2L is bringing you a recap of the Top 10 most popular blog posts over the last year. ...
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The Best of L2L Blogazine 2013 (Top #10 and 9)

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On Leadership, Values and Beliefs

Since the early 1900's social scientists have developed a number of approaches by which to consider leadership. Lists of characteristics, influencers, ...
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On Leadership and Collaboration

A 2009 IMD publication makes the observation that: There is a growing tendency in business to recognize that pooling the ...
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Best Practices For Being a Leader in Business

Truly succeeding in business takes a lot of time, patience, and hard work. If you got into business as a ...
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5 Leadership Heroes: Learning to Lead in The Big Leagues

From startup to the Big Leagues, here are 5 successful entrepreneurs who are doing it right. Aside from just having ...
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On Leadership and Leading a Legacy

“Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” Fifty years ago, ...
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In It to Win It: The Strength of Competition

“What exactly is the point of a participation trophy?” you ask. If everyone gets a trophy, how do you distinguish ...
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In Search of Leadership Excellence: Self-Reflection

We all know that leadership skills are soft skills. And that they are harder to acquire and master for most ...
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3 Steps to Leading in a Foreign Land

Leading situations and teams can be difficult on any given day. But when you jump into a situation where you ...
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Creating Your Organisation: By Accident or Design?

I work with a variety of clients. They range from small, to medium, to global players. Some are very successful on ...
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On Leadership and Personal, Business and Organizational Agility

The 2012 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting had a discussion session titled "Leadership Models Across Generations."  The purpose of this ...
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3 Ways That Older Leaders Can Renew Their Value

“Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.” As we celebrate Veterans Day this month, it made me think about ...
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Organizational Health: I'm Not Here For The Money

Talent development, succession planning, leadership training – call it what you want . . . but be serious about it.  ...
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Spiritual Leaders Must Repair the Past

In dealing with spiritual leadership it is more common to think about a leader’s impact on an organization’s present and ...
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On Leadership and The Crisis Moment of a Decision

Recently I became acquainted with a leader serving an interim position.  “Interim” positions are always difficult, both for the organization ...
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L2L Book Review: "The Heart of Leadership"

When best-selling author Mark Miller (The Secret with Ken Blanchard) looked into what it takes to be the type of ...
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A Regular Winston Churchill: Leading with the Strength of Communication

We hear time and time again the key to success of any kind is good communication. If we want to ...
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The Scourge of the Zombie Employee

Zombies exist – and they just might be working for your company. In the day and age of belt-tightening across ...
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Does Counting Coins Make You More Money?

Technological advancements just keep on coming. And all the while we tout them as “more efficient” and “better.” In many ways, ...
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5 Tips for Improving Leadership Through Research

As someone who comes alive in the backcountry of Colorado, I understand just how critical research is. Failure to do ...
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On Leadership, Batman and Alfred the Butler

Lately, there seems to be no-end of supply of super hero movies from Hollywood - Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, ...
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Leaders: Begin With the End in Mind

In Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits,” Step #2 says to "begin with the end in mind." I was thinking about this ...
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