Top 10 Compelling Proactive Leadership Links: Oct. 20-24

By | Leadership On the Edge | No Comments

Ben Franklin Productivity

  1. How to make a decision like Ike. Eisenhower’s thought process explained.
  2. Should leaders consider speed to be the end all be all? We have to remember, speed kills.
  3. Leaders, sometimes it is not only OK to be ruthless, but it is essential
  4. A complete look at how Benjamin Franklin got things done. Worth study and imitation.
  5. Ignore emotional intelligence at your own risk.
  6. How to follow your dreams: Step 1 – Don’t Take Rejection Personally.
  7. Mark Zuckerberg studies Mandarin. Should you?
  8. “What I dream of is an art of balance…an art which could be for every mental worker, for the businessman as well as the man of letters.” – Matisse. An essay and the artist at work.
  9. Did F. Scott Fitzgerald innovate football?
  10. And, in case you were wondering, here’s why you will be carving pumpkins this weekend.

5 Essential Skills for Successful Coaching

By | Features,, Leadership On the Edge | No Comments

the meetingPragmatic leaders–those interested in the practical aspects of execution–understand that the key to success is enhancing the capacity, competence, and skills of those they work with.

You can enhance others by coaching–but coaching requires concrete skills.

Yael Bacharach, in an illuminating article published on, has defined those concrete skills. Here’s the article–it’s a informative, enjoyable read.