Category Archives: Leadership

Change Can Be Challenging

Change can be a challenging. Period. While some “like” change, most of the general population does not like change and even those who do, have areas they like it the way they have it. The challenge is that the world is constantly changing, like it or not. Generally speaking, if you do not change and…
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Book Review: Career Distinction (with supporting 360 assessment tool)

This book is a fantastic resource and not only helps the person on the career search but any person seeking definition of their professional brand and to understand their leadership impact (how they are currently understood or impact others). I use this book and assessment for all three of these areas: career search leadership development…
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Energy Tips for Leaders on the Verge of Burnout 

It is natural that there are some instances where you can feel discouraged, down and even depressed about the certain happenings in your work and life. However, it is best for you to take over your problems rather than your problems taking over you. As a leader, it can be a lonely place. You have information…
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How Leaders Influence While Managers Direct by George Bradt

It takes two to tango and two to influence. Both the influencer and the person being influenced must want it to work and must invest in making it work. Consider the difference between leading and managing and different level of engagement before trying to influence anyone. In brief, leaders influence contribution and commitment while managers direct compliance. Don’t make…
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25 Books for Success Shared by Success.com

How To Win Friends and Influence People The Richest Man in Babylon Think and Grow Rich The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom: Practical and Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives The Law of Success In Sixteen Lessons…
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Developing a Plan That Gets Results

The old saying advises to plan your work, then work your plan. Simple as it is, it's one of the fundamental rules of good management and one that is often overlooked. Many great plans are made; few are followed. I get it. There are fires to put out and the day, week or quarter gets…
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Lasting Impact: 7 Powerful Conversations (Book Review)

Another fantastic book by Carey. He has done such a great job of studying the church, culture and leadership today. This book is BEYOND packed with material, but all very on point - like any of Carey's writing (articles, podcast, other books). We got this on audio and bought the book as well so we…
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Seven Practices of Effective Ministry (Book Review)

I LOVE THIS BOOK! Very very good for ministry -- and for a business owner. Clearly written for business, but there are so many great points and perspectives, I am referring to my business leaders as well. For Ministry, highly recommend pastors and lay leaders to read this book. Stanley does not mess around with…
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Getting Clarity in Your Leadership Direction

It is easy to get distracted by ambiguous goals, sales targets and many other issues of daily operations. As the leader though, it is imperative to HAVE and PROVIDE a clear path of direction.  This is for you to make strong decisions and for your team to be able to execute their part of the…
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Management Tips for Great Leaders

Share information - SERIOUSLY! YES! DON't be cryptic! remember if you don't share the info or story, they will make it up - and it is rarely better than the truth Adjust your style I KNOW. REALLY? But yes! Know your team and their style and communicate in a way that speaks their language. It doesn't…
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