Creating a Leadership Culture
MARCH 13, 2017
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
MARCH 6, 2017
I love the opportunity for new partnerships. Unfortunately, I’ve also been in situations where colleagues rued the day an agreement was signed.
Top 10 Posts from 2016
DECEMBER 26, 2016
It’s that time again – time to mark the 5th year for the Everyday Leadership site. Thanks for making it another great year!
Becoming a Coaching Leader
DECEMBER 5, 2016
We hear so much about coaching these days. Leaders need to coach more. Employees need more coaching. High performers need coaching. Active Listening.
Get Your Idea Off the Ground
NOVEMBER 7, 2016
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.
Be Known Positively
MARCH 7, 2016
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
JANUARY 9, 2017
Napoleon Bonaparte claimed, “A leader is a dealer in hope.” ” Hope is a strangely human enigma. Cast a Fascinating Vision.
What Coaching Leaders Do Differently
SEPTEMBER 15, 2014
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
FEBRUARY 6, 2017
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
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
In recent years, we’ve seen a new emphasis on the art of listening. Or maybe our experts and trainers have been [.].
Coach K: Mike Krzyzewski on Teamwork
FEBRUARY 2, 2015
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
JUNE 16, 2014
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
AUGUST 1, 2016
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?
JULY 17, 2016
“What we really need around here is a culture.” ” I’ve heard this dozens of times. You probably have too. Get wide input.
9 Reasons Your Leadership Development Program is Failing
OCTOBER 19, 2015
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
JULY 4, 2016
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”
AUGUST 19, 2013
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
OCTOBER 20, 2014
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
JUNE 6, 2016
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
JUNE 15, 2015
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.
Dramatize Your Ideas!
SEPTEMBER 23, 2013
I don’t think I’ll ever forget one particular college history class.
Why Do We Even Have Core Values?
APRIL 21, 2014
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
SEPTEMBER 5, 2016
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!
MARCH 2, 2015
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)
AUGUST 15, 2016
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!
NOVEMBER 10, 2014
I’m happy to announce that last week I posted my first ebook Trusted Leadership Advisor: Accelerating the Leadership Journey of Others.
Who Cares About Your Strengths?
APRIL 8, 2013
“Well it’s good to talk with you today, Nathan. Why don’t you tell me a little bit about your strengths.”
12 Books that Shaped My Leadership
MAY 16, 2016
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
JULY 21, 2014
Even better, our message had been carefully constructed to include leadership principles that have proved timeless across all disciplines.
3 Simple Ways to Determine Hiring Fit
JULY 29, 2013
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
NOVEMBER 17, 2014
I’ve written before about generosity. It’s one of the greatest antidotes to selfishness there is. The difference is teamwork. Make Money.
Be a Millenial Who Shines at Work
OCTOBER 5, 2015
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
SEPTEMBER 21, 2015
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
MARCH 21, 2016
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
JULY 7, 2014
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
MAY 18, 2015
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.
Coach Bill Snyder's 16 Goals for Success - by Nathan Magnuson
DECEMBER 24, 2012
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
Do You Have a Royal Culture?
NOVEMBER 2, 2015
After repeat appearances, the Kansas City Royals have accomplished something they haven’t done in 30 years: win the World Series. Neither do I).
Stop it with the Interview Bias!
JANUARY 19, 2015
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.
Leadership Profile: Jack Welch
OCTOBER 7, 2013
I first heard Jack Welch speak at the Leadercast Seminar in 2013.