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By Boyd Ober 01/26/2014

See the latest edition of Leading News from Leadership Resources. This e-newsletter contains insightful articles on organizational culture, employee engagement, and the first part of a new podcast series on communication.

Unlock The Leadership Potential Within Your Organization. Download this whitepaper.Fourth Quarter 2013

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Boyd Ober to be on a panel about Faith, Work, Life Balance

By Boyd Ober 09/08/2013

Lutheran Business Leaders will host a luncheon on September 18, 2013 in Lincoln at Lazlos in the Haymarket about Faith, Work, Life Balance—What does it take to achieve it?

Boyd Ober of Leadership Resources joins Angie Hoffschneider, LI-COR Biosciences and Terry Groth, Concordia University, on a panel of individuals who excel in the area of faith, work and life balance.

Unlock The Leadership Potential Within Your Organization. Download this whitepaper.This FREE luncheon begins at noon when the panelists will share their tips, tricks and perspectives on how they balance their involvement with church, volunteer and family activities.

To register for this free luncheon, email lutheranbusinessleaders@gmail.com. Your friends and colleagues are welcome. RSVP Today!

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Leadership Resources Earns Motivator of the Year Award

By Boyd Ober 08/28/2013
Leadership Resources Motivator of the Year Trophy

Leadership Management International, Inc. names Leadership Resources, of Lincoln and Omaha, as Motivator of the Year. This award recognizes the franchisee in the U.S. who best exemplifies the LMI concept and who demonstrates the “product of the product” idea.

Out of 94 franchisees, Leadership Resources distinguished themselves through outstanding service to other licensees, sales associates and clients. The ability to deliver on expectations, retain repeat business and increase the number of services offered, are all reasons why Leadership Resources attributes to earning this prestigious award.

“This award is a reflection of our entire team. The people at Leadership Resources are dedicated professionals who actively work with organizational leaders to identify needs and create solutions that return on their expectations at a high level,” says Boyd Ober, president of Leadership Resources.

Unlock The Leadership Potential Within Your Organization. Download this whitepaper.Leadership Resources partners with organizations to inspire long-term positive change within workplace culture and helps people achieve what they want out of life as a leader. Development programs offered are proven to help motivate people to effectively work with others, stay focused on goals and do the things that are most important.

“71% of our participants have a 10:1 return on investment, or greater, at the end of the process. Our programs create a meaningful change of habits that directly correlates to increased productivity so leaders and organizations reach their next level of success,” Ober added.

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Ober Inverviewed by Nebraska Entrepreneurship

By Boyd Ober 03/29/2013

We are honored Nebraska Entrepreneurship interviewed our very own Boyd Ober. His entrepreneurial spirit keeps Leadership Resources green and growing. With fresh thinking and insight, he has helped many start-up and established leaders see their business in a new light. Watch the video to learn about Boyd’s passion of helping others to reach their next level of success.

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Radway to coach at Lincoln Startup Weekend

By Boyd Ober 03/16/2013

Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success?

Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.

The non-profit organization is headquartered in Seattle, Washington but Startup Weekend organizers and facilitators can be found in over 200 cities around the world. From Mongolia to South Africa to London to Brazil, people around the globe are coming together for weekend long workshops to pitch ideas, form teams, and start companies.

Unlock The Leadership Potential Within Your Organization. Download this whitepaper.All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feedback from their peers. Teams organically form around the top ideas (as determined by popular vote) and then it’s a 54 hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, designing, and market validation. The weekends culminate with presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback.

Whether entrepreneurs found companies, find a cofounder, meet someone new, or learn a skill far outside their usual 9-to-5, everyone is guaranteed to leave the event better prepared to navigate the chaotic but fun world of startups. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

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Area Leaders Earn Coveted Success Awards

By Boyd Ober 03/14/2013

Leadership Resources, provider of strategic planning and organizational development services, recognized the success of eight individuals and four corporations/groups by presenting them with Success Awards at their 2012 Celebration of Success event held Tuesday, December 11 at Embassy Suites Lincoln.

The accomplishments of 19 Finalists and 12 Winners were celebrated during the Success Award presentation. The 2012 Winners are: Craig Zimmerman, Securities America; Haley Coufal, Cornhusker Bank; Ryan Williamson, Cabela’s World’s Foremost Bank; Brooke Jansen, Wineman Communications Group; Nick Schaffer, Cornhusker Bank; Michael Belluomini, Securities America; Cory Mason, Executive Travel; Sara Hernandez, Union Bank and Trust; NAQS; Cornhusker Bank; Cheever Construction and UNL Dept. of Agriculture, Leadership, Education and Communication.

Unlock The Leadership Potential Within Your Organization. Download this whitepaper.“These individuals and businesses committed themselves to following our development processes and we are honored to help them achieve their dreams. Our team takes great pride in helping others succeed and always expect great results from our clients. The stories and data that accompanied the award nominations is truly a reflection of life altering achievement,” said Boyd Ober, President and CEO of Leadership Resources.

Over two hundred leaders from Lincoln and Omaha attended this annual event focused on providing people with tips and tools to take their business or career to the next level. Those in attendance had the opportunity to be inspired by keynote speaker Marc LeBaron, Chairman and CEO of Lincoln Industries, engage in roundtable discussions featuring 20 successful community leaders, celebrate achievements of the Success Award Winners and participate in a 2013 Planning Workshop.

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Leadership Resources Welcomes Krueger to Business Development Team

By Boyd Ober 03/08/2013

Leadership Resources, provider of strategic planning and organizational development services, announced the hiring of Jerry Krueger as Vice President of Business Development in Lincoln. Krueger will work directly with business leaders to provide development solutions that will help them achieve their sales and operational goals.

Prior to joining Leadership Resources, Krueger developed his marketing, strategic planning and development expertise through a twenty-two year career at Gallup. He earned many notable achievements during his time there and had various management science articles published in Gallup Press books and The Gallup Management Journal. His high levels of teamwork, efficiency and unparalleled client service even garnered him “Most Valuable Player” recognition.

Unlock The Leadership Potential Within Your Organization. Download this whitepaper.“Jerry’s extensive marketing and development background at Gallup makes him an incredible asset to our organization,” President Boyd Ober says. “We’re always looking to upgrade what we can offer our clients, and his addition is a perfect example of that.”

Mr. Krueger will partner with six-year veteran John Radway to form a dynamic team approach to engaging and creating high-value solutions for individuals and organizations.

“Jerry brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Leadership Resources. By combining and building on our unique strengths, we will bring greater value to our clients,” Vice President John Radway says.

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Sedor will be part of a panel discussion at the Community Conversation on Leadership

By Boyd Ober 05/30/2012

Leadership Resources own Dan Sedor is to speak at the Community Conversation on Leadership, Saturday, June 2nd from 10-11am at the Anderson Public Library in Lincoln.

Dan will be part of a panel discussion on what being a leader is and why it matters. He will share ways to take your skills to the next level of success. “Leadership is proactive, it is about planning and getting someone to want to do something. Leaders are effective and do the right things to manage attitudes and beliefs. They get people to see and think bigger than they could have done on their own,” says Sedor.

Unlock The Leadership Potential Within Your Organization. Download this whitepaper.This engaging community conversation event is free and open to the public. Other panel members include: Doug Emery of the Lincoln City Council, Larry Sternberg with Talent Plus and Milan Wall of the Heartland Center for Leadership Development.

As the Executive Vice President forLeadership Resources, Dan is responsible for directing the efforts of the implementation team, including strategic planning facilitation, program facilitation, coaching, and organizational accountability.

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Leadership Resources Sponsors Future Leaders Scholarship

By Boyd Ober 04/30/2012

Friday, April 27th was a signature day for the Lincoln TeamMates graduating seniors. The graduating seniors were recognized for their academic achievement and 20 of the TeamMates seniors were awarded scholarships to help them continue with their dream of post-secondary education.

Celebrating the work of TeamMates, their families and mentors

This Spring Celebration event culminates the many years of hard work for the TeamMates seniors, their families and mentors. Many of the TeamMates mentors have been with these graduating seniors through high school and it is very rewarding for them, along with the students and their families, to see their TeamMate student graduate.

An important part of the program featured the awarding of 20 TeamMates scholarships from local donors in the Lincoln community. Without the scholarship assistance, some of the students would not be able to continue with their plan for post-secondary education.

Unlock The Leadership Potential Within Your Organization. Download this whitepaper.$500 Future Leadership Scholarship

Leadership Resources was proud to sponsor the Future Leaders Scholarship for $500. The recipient of this scholarship was Itzayana attending Lincoln Northeast High School. Itzayana plans on starting in the UNL pre-health program this summer, with the goal of becoming an oncologist.

Following the program, all TeamMates students and mentors were invited to participate in an informational session provided by the UNL Admissions Staff, followed by a campus tour and lunch in Selleck Hall. Lunch was provided for all students and mentors courtesy of TeamMates and UNL.

About TeamMates

The TeamMates mission is to positively impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potential through mentoring. Since the program began in 1991, it has grown with the support of Dr. Tom and Nancy Osborne to serve more than 4,000 students in 114 communities across Nebraska, Iowa and California. For more information, visit the Lincoln TeamMates website.

For more information please visit the TeamMates website at http://www.lincolnteammates.org or call TeamMates at 402-436-1990.

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Leadership Resources Wins United Way Award

By Boyd Ober 04/18/2012
Leadership Resources United Way Award

Leadership Resources received the largest percentage increase award at the 2011 United Way Annual Luncheon held Monday, April 16, 2012, for companies employing less than 50. Leadership Resources had an outstanding increase of 620% over their 2010 campaign results. This award is given annually to recognize organizations that raise additional dollars for the United Way/Community Health Charities Campaign. Other businesses recognized in this category were Coca-Cola Refreshments for mid-sized companies and Lincoln Industries for organizations employing 251+.

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