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What Every Leader Should Know About Organization Culture

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Your behaviors are contagious. Choose carefully. Perhaps you are familiar with a popular insurance company TV ad based on the concept of “paying it forward.” A woman prevents a guy from stepping off the street corner into the path of an oncoming car.  The man who observes this from a restaurant window later helps a » Read More

15 Lessons from 5 Years of Lead Change Group

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15 Lessons 5 Years | Lead Change Group

In late March, 2009, after 4 months of thinking and planning, I decided to start a leadership consulting business named the Lead Change Group. I also decided to create a group on LinkedIn to connect with like-minded folks and potential prospects.  So on March 30, 2009, I went to the LinkedIn Groups section and clicked » Read More

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Seven Elements of Leadership Style by Jim Collins

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Guest Post by Jess Millis  There are quite a few rules and tips that Jim Collins has churned out in his time, and where there may be students essay writing on them all right now, here is a short article on just a few of them.  1 – Work on no more than ten things Jim says you » Read More

How to Turn Customers into Raving Fans with One Email

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This last Christmas, my wife and I ordered some Baylor University fan gear from Fanatics. My experience wasn’t bad, although I do remember thinking the shipping seemed unusually slow.  I chalked it up to the holidays and really didn’t think much about it.  The sweatshirt, cap, and other things I bought were good quality and, overall, » Read More

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4 Ideas for Authentic Leadership Intelligence

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There is a smartness to authentic leaders. Smartness does not mean all-knowing; it does mean approaching your leadership craft with an authentic intelligence, knowing the impact of how you lead. To develop this intelligence, below are four ideas to consider in building your authentic leadership capabilities. Embedded empathy. Authenticity needs to be other-centered. If leading » Read More

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Keep Your Goals A Secret

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Like most people this time of year, you have likely set some new goals for yourself, your team, or your organization. Goals come in all shapes and sizes.  They may be personal or work-related.  Financial, health and wellness, career, or people-oriented.  Short-term or long-term. Lofty or low hanging fruit.  Whatever your goals, there is one » Read More

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Leadership Entrepreneur

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An entrepreneur is someone who starts something. Traditionally it has meant a for-profit business but more recently the term is becoming more generally directed at those who take the risk and begin a venture. “One reason it’s so difficult to teach entrepreneurship is that we’re not teaching tactics or skills. We’re not teaching spreadsheets or » Read More

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Result of a #RCUS? Libyian & California Kids Sharing Art

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Have you just started grinning when reading something? This post by Tomas Quinonez-Riegos will do just that! While being the international program director for iTeach, using video to teach English to kids all over the world (e.g., Cambodia, Panama, etc.) and spending his first semester junior year in Japan, Tomas has started yet another new venture, which he shares with » Read More

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What If…?

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For those of you that know me, you know I ask Why a lot (annoyingly so at times!).  So that’s why (ha!) at BIF9, I loved what Matt Murrie is doing with getting “What If…?” out there – boldly!  We all need to ask this more.  So the next time you find yourself starting to say “no,” try saying “What » Read More

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Leading Can Be Silent

Leading Can Be Silent

…Generating a supportive gaze from across the room as someone speaks up, letting them know you know it is taking every ounce of courage for them to speak their mind right now. …Standing in the back of the room as someone takes the floor to speak publicly for the first time, giving them your full » Read More

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