Podcast 45: Leadership Skills: Observation

This is Podcast 45 Leadership Skills: Observation       Get it on the iTunes store HERE Get it on Stitcher HERE This Podcast Sponsored by Wordsprint Stay connected with your tribe!   Get Hugh’s Mini-Course on the 5 Pillars of Success for only $7 Hugh Ballou  The More the Leader Controls the Group, the Less Effective the Results Become I went to check out the position and, after … Continue reading Podcast 45: Leadership Skills: Observation

Podcast 42: Leadership “Shadow” Interview with Dr. David Gruder

This is Podcast 42 Leadership Shadow That Limits Our Effectiveness Interview with Dr. David Gruder   Get it on the iTunes store HERE Get it on Stitcher HERE   This Podcast Sponsored by Rock Paper Simple Let the world know about your brilliance!   Get Hugh’s Mini-Course on the 5 Pillars of Success for only $7 Hugh Ballou  The Podcast Transcript: Leadership Shadow Interview with David Gruder Hugh: Welcome. … Continue reading Podcast 42: Leadership “Shadow” Interview with Dr. David Gruder

Podcast 40: 5 Signs That It’s Time to Invest in Your Leadership Skills

This is Podcast 40 5 Signs That It’s Time to Invest In Your Leadership Skills     Get it on the iTunes store HERE Get it on Stitcher HERE   This Podcast Sponsored by Rock Paper Simple Let the world know about your brilliance!   Get Hugh’s Mini-Course on the 5 Pillars of Success for only $7 Hugh Ballou  The Podcast Transcript: Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, … Continue reading Podcast 40: 5 Signs That It’s Time to Invest in Your Leadership Skills

Podcast 33: Leadership Resources – Personal Growth

This is Podcast 33 Personal Growth Resources   Get it on the iTunes store HERE Get it on Stitcher HERE     Today’s resource: “We should not judge people by their peak of excellence, but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.” ― Henry Ward Beecher Leaders Are Constantly Working on Skills For Nonprofit Leaders: 1) Nonprofit Performance Magazine For the first time ever, nonprofit leaders … Continue reading Podcast 33: Leadership Resources – Personal Growth

Podcast 28: 5 Leadership Mindset Myths That Kill Entrepreneurial Ventures

This is Podcast 28 5 Leadership Mindset Myths   Get it on the iTunes store HERE Get it on Stitcher HERE       5 Leadership Myths That Kill Entrepreneurial Ventures Hugh Ballou The Law of the Lid Your leadership is like a lid or a ceiling on your organization. Your church or business will not rise beyond the level your leadership allows. That’s why, when a corporation or team needs … Continue reading Podcast 28: 5 Leadership Mindset Myths That Kill Entrepreneurial Ventures

Leadership Is Influence

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. – John Quincy Adams     Envision the Future Everybody has a dream. Only 3 out of every 100 people will actually do something about that dream by acting on the vision. Unfortunately, 9 out of 10 people attempting to launch a new enterprise, whether a business … Continue reading Leadership Is Influence

Conducting Transformation: Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles are the compass that keeps leaders on track. I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.  ― Stephen R. Covey Guiding principles are statements that guide our decisions and keep us true to our “Basic Self*.” When guiding principles are clearly defined, leaders can apply these principles to decisions without compromising the fundamental values that shape our … Continue reading Conducting Transformation: Guiding Principles

Leadership Perspective: Reverse Paradigms – Leading vs. Managing

Leaders lead people; managers manage things.       Effective leadership is essential for success! We manage money – we lead people. We manage our time – we lead people. We manage systems – we lead people. We manage projects – we lead people.   Are you a true leader, or are you following the pattern you have been taught? Leaders think for themselves and … Continue reading Leadership Perspective: Reverse Paradigms – Leading vs. Managing

Leadership Skills: Communication is Relationship

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. – George Bernard Shaw Did you get my email? “Did you get my email?” is a typical question from those who think that communication is about data. Many times the email is sent just prior to a scheduled time for personal interaction. The question also reveals the person’s lack of social … Continue reading Leadership Skills: Communication is Relationship

The Friday Five…The Best of…Leadership Books

The Friday Five…The Best Of… January 29, 2016   I’m constantly discovering something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. This series presents the best ideas and resources that I have discovered. The list of the 5 best will vary randomly, featuring my top posts, the top posts from others, leadership books and resources, and top concepts I’ve discovered. I don’t benefit from promoting any of these posts … Continue reading The Friday Five…The Best of…Leadership Books

The Friday Five…The Best Of…My Best Blog Posts

The Friday Five…The Best Of…My Most Read Blog Posts January 15, 2016   I’m constantly discovering something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. This series presents the best ideas and resources that I have discovered during the week. The list of the 5 best will vary randomly, featuring my top posts, the top posts from others, leadership books and resources, and top concepts. I don’t benefit … Continue reading The Friday Five…The Best Of…My Best Blog Posts

The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – April 24, 2015

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending April 24, 2015 Every day I learn something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. Here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my … Continue reading The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – April 24, 2015

Leadership Skills: Observing Triangles

“The basic building block of any emotional system is the triangle.” – Murray Bowen Triangles are… It’s quite simple. Triangles in human relationships and personal interactions exist. They are neither bad nor good. They just exist. Having said that, triangles can, and often do, cause problems in the culture. Let’s define culture as any group that’s in relationship. Culture can be family, social organization, religious … Continue reading Leadership Skills: Observing Triangles

Resources: Tools and Products That Help Me Be a Better Leader: Planning and Running Meetings

Let’s Chat About Leadership… This blog series appears on Tuesdays, and focuses on resources that I use as I pace my ability to continually strive for my greatest effectiveness. Leaders get things done. In order to accomplish this objective, it’s important to have the necessary skills and systems in place. I have tried many things over many years and have settled on what’s simple, reliable, and … Continue reading Resources: Tools and Products That Help Me Be a Better Leader: Planning and Running Meetings

Leadership Skills: Focus on Results

Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get them closer to the fulfillment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them. – Jack Canfield I learn something … Continue reading Leadership Skills: Focus on Results

Leadership Perspective: Reverse Paradigms, Speaking vs. Silence

Silence is golden. Rests in music are not just an absence of sound, they are important punctuations in the music. Rests provide clarity for what just occurred and prepare us for what is about to happen. – Hugh Ballou We fill every moment of every day… We complain about how much we have to do… We share our anxiety with everyone we come in contact … Continue reading Leadership Perspective: Reverse Paradigms, Speaking vs. Silence

It’s Live – Nonprofit Professional Performance 360 Magazine!

For the first time ever, nonprofit leaders have a leadership magazine dedicated to the needs of the social benefit sector…we are pleased to introduce Nonprofit Performance Magazine, the resource designed specifically for the nonprofit leader. Each quarter, this magazine will feature cutting-edge thinking from leaders in the field of leadership, organizational culture, and nonprofit management, as well as special guest features. This magazine extends the work … Continue reading It’s Live – Nonprofit Professional Performance 360 Magazine!

The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – August 15, 2014

Blogs of Note for the Week Ending August 15, 2014 Every day I learn something that advances my leadership knowledge and competency. Here are quotes from 5 blogs that got my attention this week. I don’t benefit from reposting any of these posts. Sometimes, I don’t even know the writer. However, I do read and personally grow my knowledge by reading posts that challenge my … Continue reading The Friday Five, Blogs That Matter – August 15, 2014

Leadership Resources: Personal Growth

  “We should not judge people by their peak of excellence, but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.”  ― Henry Ward Beecher Leaders Are Constantly Working on Skills For Nonprofit Leaders: 1) Nonprofit Performance Magazine For the first time ever, nonprofit leaders have a leadership magazine dedicated to the needs of the social benefit sector…we are pleased to introduce Nonprofit Performance Magazine, … Continue reading Leadership Resources: Personal Growth