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Energy: The Leader's Edge

Anne Loehr | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business
Anne Loehr

The Human Performance Institute uses a multidimensional model of high performance that helps leaders and their organizations learn to meet the ever-increasing demands in their lives, without sacrificing their health and happiness. The model is a Performance Pyramid.

Leadership Lessons for the 21st Century: Superintendents' Perspectives

Martin J. Blank | Posted 12.16.2014 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Celebrating 50 years in the educational leadership business, the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) asked practitioners from around the countr...

Remember to Be Grateful

Jo Tinyow | Posted 12.04.2014 | Impact
Jo Tinyow

As many people are frantically shopping for Christmas presents and awaiting the launch of new stores to open, I request that you take a moment out of your lives to just be grateful for what you already have in your life and give a moment to those that don't.

The Diversity Deficit

Sylvana Storey | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Sylvana Storey

Diversity is a concept that persists in the daily lexicon of the press and in the narrative of organizations. A concept akin to a green ant -- gently nipping away at the top layers of the skin and trying its very best to get to the core!

6 Reasons Startup CEOs Can't Afford to be Anti-Social

Mark Babbitt | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business
Mark Babbitt

While startup CEOs are launching their company they must go big with their social presence. Because anything less isn't just a missed opportunity to build a brand -- it means they're just as anti-social as the old-school CEOs they might eventually compete against.

Why Settle for Something Good?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 11.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Becoming a great success in any arena is a cumulative process that occurs over a period of years, choice-by-choice, step-by-step, leading to transformation. The process is characterized by steady plodding, which builds greater momentum.

David vs. Goliath?

White Ribbon Alliance | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
White Ribbon Alliance

We hope that we can all fully recognize and support the hard work by citizen and civil society leaders which is still very much needed to ensure these promises truly make a difference.

Every Inspirational Visionary Has a Crystal Ball... How Well Can You Read Yours?

Thuy Sindell | Posted 11.01.2014 | Business
Thuy Sindell

By removing yourself from the pressure, following these steps, and embracing the potential and opportunity of your own "crystal ball," you can bring your vision to life.

Percy Harvin and the Three Questions Every Business Leader Must Ask

David Reimer | Posted 10.31.2014 | Business
David Reimer

There is no single approach to winning. But great leaders in nearly any complex organization today can cut a path through the fog of possibilities by driving clarity around three questions.

Women Should Speak Up and Ask for Raises, Promotions, and New Roles -- Here's How

Judith Humphrey | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women
Judith Humphrey

Comments like Nadella's show it's time for women to take action on their own behalf, whether seeking pay increases, promotions, or leadership roles.

The Myth of the "No Ego" Leader

Gregory Stebbins | Posted 10.22.2014 | Business
Gregory Stebbins

Ego carries out life's directive to survive by adapting to adverse environmental or organizational conditions. Senior leaders often have large egos; it's what helped them survive the trip to the top of their organization.

Learning About Effective Leadership by Rappelling Waterfalls

Laura Berger | Posted 10.23.2014 | Business
Laura Berger

In executive coaching, I have clients hurtling themselves toward a goal. They want to get "there" no matter what. Then there are the adrenaline junkies who enjoy the risk of chaos, taking pride in not needing methods and plans.

A Question for Voters: What Does it Take to be a Leader?

Tim Ward | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Tim Ward

With elections forthcoming -- mid term in the US, and local elections in Canada -- the question "What does it takes to be a leader?" ought to be on our minds.

Putting the Emphasis Where It Belongs

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 11.30.2014 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

A leader's primary role is to advance her team and to engage their collective talents towards the goals that they have set. How she performs individually is of little consequence if the process falls behind schedule or comes in over budget. When the team wins she wins.

The Case for Women Entrepreneurs

Megan Foo | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Megan Foo

What if an entrepreneur never had the opportunity to thrive in the annals of innovation? What if he or she never received the capital, technology, networks and information crucial to the founding and flourishing of business ventures?

How to Challenge Your Team & Take It to the Next Level!

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

This process works because it is highly focused, includes disciplined feedback and follow-up, doesn't waste time and causes participants to focus on self-improvement.

The Secret to Winning the Race for Talent: Purpose Is So Much More Than a Paycheck

Karin Volo | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
Karin Volo

You've probably heard the term "war on talent." People in human resources have been talking about it for a decade. Well, that time is really here now. However, I'd like to challenge us to change the vocabulary around this. War has such a negative connotation.

5 Qualities to Look for in a Leader

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 11.19.2014 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

Leaders are humble people, they know they've got more experience than you, but they'll rarely opt for the choice of putting it in your face.

Follow the Lead of Your Staff

Dr. Roger H. Hull | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Dr. Roger H. Hull

Leaders need to listen carefully to their staff. While staff members may have come to a different conclusion than you would have given the facts involved, their advice should be followed unless you feel strongly they are wrong.

A Glimpse Inside the Minds of 3 Business Leaders

Scott MacFarland | Posted 11.17.2014 | Business
Scott MacFarland

Have you ever wondered what today's business leaders think about? Tough questions must be asked almost every day in order to keep the business running smoothly.

Chemistry Lessons for Leaders

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 11.13.2014 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

We are all familiar with the "chemistry" factor in relationships and the chemical attraction metaphor; now we are learning that such insights are more than metaphor -- they are reality!

The Best Leaders Are Insatiable Learners

Harvard Business Review | Bill Taylor | Posted 09.09.2014 | World

Nearly a quarter century ago, at a gathering in Phoenix, Arizona, John W. Gardner delivered a speech that may be one of the most quietly influential s...

The Empowerment Project: A Documentary That Says 'Yes You Can!'

Heather Martin | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women
Heather Martin

Are you fatigued with our media culture that leaves young women and girls with the sole aspiration of being attractive or a celebrity or a reality TV star? Well then brace yourself for a new documentary.

The Global Search for Education: How to Lead Well

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.31.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

How do you they lead their people well and subsequently bring about change on a global scale? Andy Hargreaves, Alan Boyle and Alma Harris conducted an extensive seven-year global research study that focused on fifteen high-performing organizations in business, sports and education to find out the answers to these questions.

5 Business Lessons I Learned in a Foxhole (Literally)

Jacob Wood | Posted 10.29.2014 | Business
Jacob Wood

Unbeknownst to me at the time, I learned five powerful lessons over those three days that continue to serve me as an entrepreneur all these years later.