Category Archives: Marketplace

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12 Traits of Inspired Leadership

"The authority by which the Christian leader leads is not power but love, not force but example, not coercion but reasoned persuasion. Leaders have power, but power is safe only in the hands of those who humble themselves to serve." - John Stott Inspired Leadership flows from a growing maturity on the part of the…
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Compassion in Leadership

As we continue in our Character of Leadership Series, we will explore the trait of compassion.  Compassion is our ability as people and as leaders to see the world through the eyes of another, to understand what motivates and inspires others, what gives them joy and what weighs heavy on them. It's different than empathy,…
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Self Assessment Tool: JoHari Window

The JoHari Window was designed by Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingham in 1955 and is a great tool to help leaders understand who they are as people and to identify their strengths and weaknesses. The JoHari Window is a powerful tool to assists leaders in understanding their weaknesses are often apparent to other by their actions, regardless of…
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Success is …

Money, fancy cars, big homes, power, and fame - We all seem to hold certain cultural ideas of success. However, throughout various stages of  life, in practical terms, our ideas of success changes.  I came across this short story and in a silly way it speaks to our ideas of what exactly success is over a…
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What Motivates Us?

Daniel Pink was voted one of the top 50 influential business thinkers in the world in 2011 and his book Drive: The Surprising Truth of What Motivates Us capitalizes on 50 years of behavioral science to reveal some surprising insight as to what indeed actually motivates us. For straightforward, mechanical tasks, a financial reward is…
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10 Ideas for Empowering Leadership

Leadership is not a job, not a role one plays at work and then puts aside during the commute home in order to relax and enjoy real life. Rather, leadership is the leader's real life. -    CHRIS LOWNEY, Heroic Leadership Leadership flows from who you are and whether you realize it or not you are…
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Recalculating: Path to your Goals

If only life were so easy.  We identify, evaluate and plot the most direct course to achieving our goals and then simply engage.  The strategy runs like a finely oiled machine and in short order, and under budget our goal has been achieved and we are all the better for it as we move on…
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Change is a Process

As leaders, we need to come to grips with the fact that everything is in a process of change continually; as we live life, build, create, sell or renovate things are changing.  Even when things are left alone, the reality is they too change, they decay, time has a way of changing everything!  To come to…
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Measurable Outcomes Keep Us on Target

Setting specific, measurable goals and objectives is key in project management - like planning a road trip, you know where you want to head. You take the time to plan;  you map your route, where you will grab meals, re-fuel and where you will spend the nights.  It is really helpful to set specific mid-way…
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Creative, Innovative Solutions are NOT a Brand

Branding. This one concept can have the GREATEST impact on your business, but is often tragically overlooked. The term itself is thrown around but is misunderstood and rarely is its value realized and its potential realized in business. Effective branding communicates meaning, value proposition of your business, service, product, person or logo. A brand connects…
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