Tony Morgan

655 Added | 1 Magazine | 1 Like | 7 Following | 15,380 Followers | @tonymorganlive | Tony is the chief strategic officer and founder of The Unstuck Group. He's a consultant, leadership coach, and writer who helps organizations "get unstuck" and have a bigger impact.

The Pros and Cons Of New Unconventional Leadership Styles

Company culture is changing, and some managers are experimenting with out-of-the-norm methods. Here’s what works and what doesn’t.<p>As companies become flatter with blurred boundaries, there is a greater push toward authentic leadership. As a result, a lot of unconventional leadership styles are …

Leadership

How to Know If Someone Is Ready to Be a Manager

When you’re hiring a new manager, the stakes are high. You need someone who can effectively lead people, manage a budget, liaise with upper management — and, usually, do it all from day one. But what if a potential hire doesn’t yet have a track record in doing all of the above? Would you hire or …

Self-awareness

The 3 Things That Keep Companies Growing

Growth creates complexity, and complexity is the silent killer of growth. This paradox explains why only about one company in nine has sustained more than a minimum level of profitable growth during the past decade, and why 85 percent of executives blame internal factors for their shortfall, not …

Profit

Churches Need to Close the Women in Leadership Gap

Last year we released the Next Level Teams report, a survey of more than 600 leaders from churches of all different shapes and sizes. The research …

Women Leaders

10 Leadership Lessons from John Quincy Adams

As I progress through the biographies of the presidents, I read <i>John Quincy Adams</i> by Harlow Giles Unger. This was a fascinating read because John …

John Quincy Adams

Visible and Vulnerable: Church Leaders and the Fight Against Perfect

<b>I’ve never met a church leader who didn’t struggle with vulnerability.</b>Being highly visible in an institution that cares deeply about morality would …

Narcissism

4 ways to tap into your smartest employees

Innovation is top of mind for organizations. When Forrester Research polled CEOs on their top business priorities, 36 percent of those surveyed said sustaining innovation is on their radar. However, few organizations excel at creating a culture of innovation in which employees are truly empowered …

Employee Engagement

12 Books All Entrepreneurs Have to Read

From stress relief to knowledge absorption, the benefits of reading are plentiful; and reading a few pages every night is something we all aspire to …

Staff Meetings Unstuck: Building a Healthy Church Culture with Team Values

We’re continuing to get great feedback from churches on the first two <b>Staff Meetings Unstuck</b> conversation guides we put together for you. So, here’s …

How-To's

The Defining Quality of Rare Leaders

<b>Emotional maturity is the defining quality of rare leaders.</b>You can tell who the most mature person in the room is by identifying the one who can …

Bouncing Back

Americans Don’t Realize How Big The Gender Leadership Gap Really Is

A new initiative aims to get more women CEOs at top companies to help solve the huge gender gap in leadership.<p>Gender disparity is the greatest at some of the highest positions in the business world. According to the research firm Catalyst, women only make up 4% of CEOs in Standard and Poor’s …

CEOs

What Millennials Want from a New Job

Millennials, it seems, really are the job hoppers people say they are. Those born between 1980 and 1996 are the most likely to look for and change jobs, according to Gallup’s new report “How Millennials Want to Work and Live.”<p>Our research — which provides an in-depth look at what defines …

Demographics

5 Productivity Hacks For Busy Entrepreneurs

MacGyver would have killed it as an entrepreneur.<p>Why?<p>In business – particularly in startups – resourcefulness rules. Everyone I know who has successfully bootstrapped and started a company is really good at getting a lot done with just a little. A friend of mine who started a church told me that …

Productivity

10 Leadership Lessons I Learned from James Madison

I’m continuing my journey of reading through definitive biographies of all the presidents of the United States. For our fourth president, I chose</i> …

Leadership

Leaders Must Develop 6 Competencies To Avoid Causing Chaos

It’s become a universal truth that there is a lack of leadership in both the public and private sectors. In fact, many would believe that leadership is quickly becoming extinct. Given the cultural demographic shift, most leaders lack the readiness to see diversity and inclusion as a profit center …

Leadership

Hire Fast and Fire Slow?

I have long been an advocate of the philosophy that church leaders need to hire slow and fire fast. In fact, one of my books includes a chapter where …

Management

How to Work for a Narcissistic Boss

Research shows there are a large number of narcissists who become leaders. If you’re unlucky enough to have one of these people as a manager, it may be no consolation that you’re in good company. So how do you stay sane? What’s the best way to reduce the impact of your boss’s self-centered behavior?<p>…

Narcissism

6 Church Structure Issues I See All the Time

One of the core steps in the Unstuck church consulting process is a review of the staff and structure. We review overall health in the first step. …

Leadership

12 Clues That You Are a Micromanager

I’ve been around leaders of organizations for almost 30 years. In that time, I’ve never run into a leader who admitted, “I am a micromanager.” …

Leadership

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The 4 Undeniable Truths of the Millennial Takeover

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Millennials are being called a whole bunch of things nowadays: entitled, lazy, self-absorbed. Some companies go as far as saying they are useless -- ouch, right? It’s because these companies are trying to manage versus lead. Their …

Human Resources

Why do most start-ups fail to successfully scale up? Five reasons where founders are going wrong - Firstpost

<b>By K Yatish Rajawat</b><p>The only goal every start-up has is to successfully scale and disrupt or own an industry. The biggest reason that bulk of them …

7 Harsh Realities Aspiring Entrepreneurs Should Know

Entrepreneurship isn’t always the glamorous lifestyle of being your own boss that people make it out to be. For every successful company, there are …

5 Keys to Retaining Your Best Employees

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Great employees create freedom, multiply your efforts, and increase your bottom line. However, bad employees steal your energy, take your time, and can close the doors to your business. We can spend more time taking care of negative …

Employee Engagement

Founder-Led Companies Outperform the Rest — Here’s Why

A recent study by three professors at Purdue’s Krannert School of Management is part of a growing mountain of evidence of the superior and more lasting performance of companies where the founder still plays a significant role as CEO, chairman, board member, or owner or adviser. Specifically, the …

Profit

Staff Meetings Unstuck – New Resource to Start Good Conversations

My team and I had an idea last week. We had just received a note from a reader telling us that this article had sparked a great conversation in their …

Productivity

6 Habits of Super Successful People | Inc.com

Why are some people more successful than others? There’s really no mystery: It's because they do things differently than people who are less successful. Here are six things that very successful people do every day. Embrace these habits and you can greatly accelerate your own success.<p>1. <b>Keep Your Eye</b> …

Self-improvement

How CEOs Waste 70% of Their Time Each Day | Inc.com

More than half of your workday could be spent more effectively. While that's hard a hard pill to swallow, you're not the only one who can stand to gain from a little schedule revamping.<p>"Looking at the schedule of a typical CEO, a full 70 percent of that time is sub-optimal, and I'll back that up …

CEOs

7 Things Great Entrepreneurs Know

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leadership is not in your DNA. There is no genetic code for becoming a chief executive or a business owner. We’re all born with a clean slate, more or less. What happens next – your childhood, your upbringing, your education, your …

Entrepreneurship