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Creating a Leadership Culture

Nathan Magnuson

This post comes courtesy of Mark Miller, a best-selling author of 6 books, an in-demand speaker and an executive at Chick-fil-A. They were right.

14 Questions to Answer Before Signing Up a Vendor

Nathan Magnuson

I love the opportunity for new partnerships. Unfortunately, I’ve also been in situations where colleagues rued the day an agreement was signed.

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Top 10 Posts from 2016

Nathan Magnuson

It’s that time again – time to mark the 5th year for the Everyday Leadership site. Thanks for making it another great year!

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Becoming a Coaching Leader

Nathan Magnuson

We hear so much about coaching these days. Leaders need to coach more. Employees need more coaching. High performers need coaching. Active Listening.

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Get Your Idea Off the Ground

Nathan Magnuson

How do you get your big idea across in the age of information? The Three Key People Your Idea Needs. Not everyone wants to sell – or can.

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Be Known Positively

Nathan Magnuson

Recently I shared 9 Leadership themes for the new year , including one: be known positively. Smile. A smile says, “I’m happy to see you.”

Dealing in Hope

Nathan Magnuson

Napoleon Bonaparte claimed, “A leader is a dealer in hope.” ” Hope is a strangely human enigma. Cast a Fascinating Vision.

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What Coaching Leaders Do Differently

Nathan Magnuson

The term “coaching” has been trending as a corporate buzzword for some time now. We’re all familiar with athletics coaches.

9 Ways Learning Events Can Flop

Nathan Magnuson

As a talent development professional, I’ve been privileged to lead, observe and participate in many types of learning and training events.

Listen Your Way to the Top

Nathan Magnuson

In recent years, we’ve seen a new emphasis on the art of listening. Or maybe our experts and trainers have been [.].

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Coach K: Mike Krzyzewski on Teamwork

Nathan Magnuson

As a University of Kansas basketball fan, I’ve never rooted for Duke. But there is a Duke moment that stands out in my memory. Trust.

What Young People Need to Hear About Leadership

Nathan Magnuson

I recently got the chance speak to several college and high school student groups about leadership. Here they are. Don’t wait until later.

What You Need to Understand About Adult Learning Theory

Nathan Magnuson

Picture yourself attending two training sessions. Which session did you learn more from? His works are considered best practice today.

Is “Culture” Just a Buzzword?

Nathan Magnuson

“What we really need around here is a culture.” ” I’ve heard this dozens of times. You probably have too. Get wide input.

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9 Reasons Your Leadership Development Program is Failing

Nathan Magnuson

A recent Bersin study reported that U.S. companies invest over $2,000 in leadership development initiatives per company leader. Both are big mistakes.

How to Host a Productive Generational Conversation

Nathan Magnuson

A decade ago, American organizations were largely unaware of the predicament they faced. Many organizations were completely unprepared. Make it Fun.

Capture Any Audience Using the “Magic Formula”

Nathan Magnuson

I was standing in front of a roomful of corporate employees about to launch into my training session. I knew the course content had the potential to make a strong impact in their communication and relationships and I had some specific learning goals for the group. But I resisted the urge to dive straight in. […].

How to Tell Who the Real Leader Is

Nathan Magnuson

I’ll admit I’ve made a lot of mistakes over the years when it comes to identifying leadership ability in others. Here’s a start.

Your Career is Your Responsibility

Nathan Magnuson

I’ve been thinking about career selection and management a lot recently. But that’s true for anyone who wants something more. Speak Up!

3 Continuous Improvement Questions You Ought to Consider

Nathan Magnuson

What comes to mind when you think about continuous improvement? Good ideas can come from everywhere. I believe they work in just about any setting.

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Dramatize Your Ideas!

Nathan Magnuson

I don’t think I’ll ever forget one particular college history class.

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Why Do We Even Have Core Values?

Nathan Magnuson

Most organizations have core values. Somewhere anyway. They’re usually posted on the website and probably printed on a brochure somewhere.

Don’t Sabotage Your Own Success

Nathan Magnuson

When you’re new to the workforce, enjoying leadership success can be a far off goal. I know that was the case for me. Adding Too Much Value.

Thank God for Bosses!

Nathan Magnuson

You don’t have to look far to look far to see the verbal abuse bosses take. One of the most significant reasons: they dislike their bosses.

How to Be a Good Dictator (or Not)

Nathan Magnuson

Essentially, it’s a dictator’s best practices manual. And if you prefer a more serving style of leadership , note the contrasts.

Trusted Leadership Advisor – Free ebook!

Nathan Magnuson

I’m happy to announce that last week I posted my first ebook Trusted Leadership Advisor: Accelerating the Leadership Journey of Others.

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Who Cares About Your Strengths?

Nathan Magnuson

“Well it’s good to talk with you today, Nathan. Why don’t you tell me a little bit about your strengths.”

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12 Books that Shaped My Leadership

Nathan Magnuson

For years I’ve been asked for book recommendations. I always take them seriously because I wouldn’t be the leader I am without my library.

Great Leaders SERVE

Nathan Magnuson

Even better, our message had been carefully constructed to include leadership principles that have proved timeless across all disciplines.

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3 Simple Ways to Determine Hiring Fit

Nathan Magnuson

I remember the first time I asked my supervisors if I could sit in on an interview they had scheduled with an outside candidate.

How to Be Generous in Business

Nathan Magnuson

I’ve written before about generosity. It’s one of the greatest antidotes to selfishness there is. The difference is teamwork. Make Money.

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Be a Millenial Who Shines at Work

Nathan Magnuson

2015 was a big year for Millenials. According to Pew Research Center , Millenials became the largest generation in the U.S. workforce in 2015.

Put Fear in It’s Place

Nathan Magnuson

Fear is an intensely human experience. We’ve all felt it. We probably learn to live with most of it. For an individual, that’s one thing.

When Taking Too Much Initiative Hurts You

Nathan Magnuson

One of my all-time favorite leadership values is being proactive. It’s Stephen Covey’s first habit. But can it be taken too far?

The Fear of the Finger

Nathan Magnuson

I’m afraid I’ve come to recognize a serious leadership deficit today in America. It’s probably nothing new. Shareholders lose.

Key Takeaways from Leadercast 2015

Nathan Magnuson

I was able to attend my fourth Leadercast seminar earlier this month. This year I attended a simulcast in Orlando, FL. The theme this year was bravery.

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Coach Bill Snyder's 16 Goals for Success - by Nathan Magnuson

Nathan Magnuson

What can athletics teach us about success? If your coach is Bill Snyder, quite a lot! Athlete or not, look at Snyder's 16 Goals for Success

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Do You Have a Royal Culture?

Nathan Magnuson

After repeat appearances, the Kansas City Royals have accomplished something they haven’t done in 30 years: win the World Series. Neither do I).

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Stop it with the Interview Bias!

Nathan Magnuson

I was asked to sit in on a large group interview several years ago that a group of managers was conducting. I distinctly remember two candidates.

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Leadership Profile: Jack Welch

Nathan Magnuson

I first heard Jack Welch speak at the Leadercast Seminar in 2013.

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