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Eight Ways to Be a Better Employee in 2018

Kevin Eikenberry

If you work, you are an employee. Much of what I write about here is about leadership and how to be more effective in helping others choose to follow us in the pursuit of desirable outcomes. But every leader is a member of the team too. Even the CEO, even the owner. For the next […].

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The Lesson of Culture

Chris Brady

The following excerpt was taking from Chris Brady's critically acclaimed book, Leadership Lessons from the Age of Fighting Sail. Few things give leaders more leverage and cause more impact than. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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10 Questions to Ask Your Employees Every Quarter

Leading Blog

M OST LEADERS (the less than great ones) can become afraid of learning their employees’ true feelings towards the company and its overall structure. In turn, they shy away from even initiating such conversations and asking the important questions.

Finding Your Extraordinary Story

Next Level Blog

It’s be written that, “We are the stories we tell ourselves.” If that’s the case, then we need to do all we can as leaders and people to make sure those stories are positive, powerful and extraordinary. The guest of my latest author conversation, Maria van Hekken, has dedicated her life to helping others clarify the extraordinary story of their lives.

2018 Success Depends on You asking the Right Questions

N2Growth Blog

As a team leader, it may be uncomfortable for you to ask the right questions. After all, the people you lead expect you to have answers. While it may give you pause to develop a list of questions for 2018 success, a Harvard Business School Study indicates it is a really good idea.

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Compliance or Commitment, Which Do You Want?

Kevin Eikenberry

Most of the talk about leadership style is futile without first understanding the answer to this question. Most leadership development is hollow until those learning are clear on their answer to this question.

Stop Domesticating Remarkable People

Leadership Freak

People in the middle are forgettable. Obsessed people are remarkable. Danger: Average leaders want everyone else to be average. Leaders face the danger of domesticating remarkable people. In the process, remarkable people become… Continue reading → Marks of leaders Passion Personal Growth Strengths Success Taking others higher Leadership Development organizational success

How to Stay Optimistic: 3 Questions to Ask Before You Give Up

RapidStart Leadership

How can you stay optimistic in the face of failure? Failure is a natural part of doing business, of being human, and of attempting to do things you haven’t done before. And when we fail, there’s a natural tendency to want to give up. It’s hard to stay optimistic.

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12 Lessons for Entrepreneurs from Richard Branson

Leading Blog

R ICHARD BRANSON titled his autobiography Finding My Virginity because “You can only lose your virginity once. But in every aspect of my life—building businesses, raising a family, embarking upon adventures—I try to do things for the first time every day.”

5 Traits of the Aware Leader

Ron Edmondson

The longer I’m in leadership, the more I realize I don’t always fully know the real health of my team or organization at any given time – at least as much as others do.

How to Recruit High Quality Staff

Strategy Driven

When it comes to recruiting high quality staff, there are several key points to keep in mind. No matter what industry you are in, your business is only as good as the key people you have hired. In other words, your staff can make or break you, so keep this in mind when hiring.

Are You Helping Employees Find Purpose In What They Do?

Tanveer Naseer

As the clock starts to wind down on 2017, I’ve been spending some time reflecting on some of the recurring themes and ideas I’ve written and spoken about over the past 12 months.

Six Reasons Even the Best Project Managers Fail

Let's Grow Leaders

The project is mission critical, and complicated with lots of moving parts across departments. You’ve assigned your rock star, PMI certified project manager to shepherd the process and the project is way behind schedule.

Solution Saturday: I’m a Junior Manager but Should be a Director

Leadership Freak

Dear Dan, I hope you can help me with my question. It is related to the impact of the job titles/ levels in companies while you are negotiating. I would like to hear your… Continue reading → Solution Saturday Growth Leadership Development

10 Warnings for Those Who Seek to be Senior Leaders

Ron Edmondson

I have a few warnings for those who want to be a senior leader. I should probably first say, should you choose to do so, I’ll be one of your cheerleaders. I’ve been in a senior leadership position most of my career. Some days – many days – I would rather someone else had the role.

6 Ways to Overcome Your Pride

Lead Change Blog

Pride is one of the seven deadly sins for a reason. It closes our minds to learning, makes us selfish, and jeopardizes our roles as leaders and successful business owners. But putting pride aside can help us in our endeavors to be better and more successful. Whether you’re hearing something new from an intern, an in-law, or a child, there are lessons to be learned every day from people you’d never expect.

Important Lessons You Can Learn from Past Successful Products

Strategy Driven

In business, success is never a one-time achievement. You want to reach the level of success you aim for and then stay at that level – if not advance further – to remain successful. It is not uncommon for businesses to revise their objectives every few years; some even do it every year.

How to Stop People Pleasing and Fall in Love With Your Job Again

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Guest post by Scott Mautz Emily Colburn, a 36 year-old marketing director in a mid-sized consumer goods company on the West Coast, was squarely planted among the nearly 70% of us that research indicates have “lost that lovin’ feeling” at work.

How Leaders Defeat Insecurity and Build Bold Teams

Leadership Freak

You produce weakness in others when you exercise power unless you use power to fill others with confidence. You cannot empower people by exercising power over them. The work of successful leaders is… Continue reading → Personal Growth Power weaknesses Leadership Development organizational success

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When Resistance is Justified: Three Tales of Leaders Who Should Have Listened

Change Starts Here

Business history is littered with companies that missed the change boat. We’re all familiar with the stories of Polaroid, Blockbuster Video, Borders Bookstores, Nokia. But what about companies that changed when they shouldn’t have? Companies try new strategies and processes all the time.

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December Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the December Leadership Development Carnival! The themes for this month are as follows… Let’s get started! Productivity. Wally Bock of Three Star Leadership provided The Big Power of Small Wins.

5 Marketing Tactics to Reach Your Demographic

Strategy Driven

It is important for businesses to promote the right message to the right customer. Yet, choosing the right marketing channels can often be complex, especially when attempting to promote your brand to a specific audience.

Why Your Consulting Client’s #1 Priority Shouldn’t Be Yours

David A Fields

Let’s say your consulting firm wants to lasso a few new clients. Sounds far-fetched, but go with me.) You should search for companies whose number one, burning priority is addressing the problem your consulting firm solves, right? Wrong.

How to Keep Going When Hope Turns to Disappointment

Leadership Freak

Throwing in the towel feels like relief when hope turns to disappointment. Sometimes the voice in your head says, “It’s not worth it.” Disappointment: Meaningful achievement includes disappointment. Hard-fought battles taste sweet but include frustrations, setbacks, and disenchantment. People disappoint. Good people leave. Bad people stay. Results disappoint. You pour in more than you get … … Continue reading → Leading

Leadership And Management Lessons From The Christmas Train

Joseph Lalonde

A Christmas Reel Leadership Article “The Christmas Train” is a Hallmark Movies and Mysteries production based on David Baldacci’s book. It’s a love story with a bit of humor, mystery, the dangers of a train stalled by a snowstorm, and an ending with a great twist.

4 Easy Steps to Make Tough Decisions in the Workplace

Women on Business

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Too much crazy

Surviving Leadership

Today, another person I respect and adore decided to take a hiatus from social media. This is something like the third or fourth person (that I know of) in the last 6 months. There are a lot of reasons people take time off from social media. Some want to spend more time with family.

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Developing Great Leaders: The Human Workplace Perspective

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Andy Swann: To develop great leaders, we need to develop everyone. In the modern world of work, being a leader doesn’t require a job title, it’s something any or all of us can take responsibility for. Sure, some of us agree to be tasked with it, but that doesn’t mean those are the limits of leadership in any given organization.

How to Wake From Sleepwalking and Find Vitality Again

Leadership Freak

Old sneakers feel like home. Rituals are an oasis in turbulence. Rituals are stability. But rituals enable you to sleepwalk into the desert. What worked in the past is perilous now. The danger… Continue reading → Change Leading Personal Growth Success Taking others higher Growth

The recipe for great leadership

Aspire-CS

I’m a pretty decent cook who loves to try new and sometimes unusual recipes. I always follow the step by step instructions – at least the first time I try a recipe. After that, I can improvise to make a dish that is my own.

Rethinking “Smart” Leadership in an Ethical Context

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton This week I'm looking at what it means to be a "smart" leader through the 7 Lenses (introduced in the book 7 Lenses) to get the full ethical context. Take note: You can do this with any idea, concept or project to better understand the ethical nuances. Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking Trends 7 Lenses 7 lenses book ethical leadership ethical leadership development ethical thinking Leadership leadership development

15 Must Watch TED Talks

Joseph Lalonde

Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in a rut? How do you usually come up with creative solutions? Maybe you get outside to recharge. Maybe you take a break and breath fresh air. Or maybe, you’re unsure where to begin. Not knowing where to start is always the scariest part of just about anything.

Fight More. Fight Better.

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In Jason’s most recent post , he mentioned the importance of setting rules for conflict. Based on what I see and hear in the workplace, conflict done well is a fairly rare thing.

How Falling Short Leads to Catastrophe or Victory

Leadership Freak

Everyone who reaches high falls short. There is no progress apart from falling short. Progress is falling short a little less each time. Falling short – small failure – is easy to hide from… Continue reading → Leading

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