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The Best Leadership Books of 2019

Leading Blog

L EADERSHIP development is a lifelong process. It is made possible with a quality that we spend a lifetime acquiring: self-awareness. People don’t experience our intentions; they experience our behavior. It is a theme that runs through most of these titles.

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Leadership and the Power of Humility

Lead Change Blog

It’s been said that there are two types of leaders: those who have been humbled, and those who are about to be. Humility is often a result of humiliation.

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20 Quotes Every Leader Should Memorize

Joseph Lalonde

I learned in Sunday school the power of memorizing Bible verses. Every Sunday we would go to class and have to recite a memory verse. If we were able to remember the verse, we would be given a special prize. These prizes encouraged us to try to memorize the verses.

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Ethical Thinking: 3 Questions to Ask in the New Year

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Each year I raise questions that help leaders stay current as ethical expectations change. Here are 3 new questions to ponder as we head into a New Year.

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The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.

Overcoming Fear: Finding Confidence in a Scary World

RapidStart Leadership

Overcoming fear begins by recognizing that fear comes from within and that we have power over it; Jodie's story of struggle and success shows how. The post Overcoming Fear: Finding Confidence in a Scary World appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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3 Ways to Boost the Effectiveness of Your Leadership

Leading Blog

T HE RESPONSIBILITIES that fall under a leadership title vary significantly at each company. Still, one thing is true for all—organizational leadership must be effective for teams to succeed.

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How Leaders Manage Their Emotions

Let's Grow Leaders

You can only lead others as well as you lead yourself – and this includes navigating a range of emotions that sadly ruin many leaders’ influence. In this episode, David shares several ways you can work with your emotions to help […].

How to Stop Wasting Time in One-on-Ones

Leadership Freak

Unfocused spontaneity ends up as triviality. A squirrel on steroids chases every nut, but gets none. Schedule things that matter most or things that matter least will replace them.

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The #1 Obstacle to Great Workplace Culture

Michael Lee Stallard

“The level of toxicity in the workplace is at an all-time high,” warns Johnny Taylor, president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management (“SHRM”).

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Asking Smart Questions Changes Everything

Leading Blog

W E LIVE IN A TIME when accountability is often sidelined. When it is, there can be disastrous consequences in government, in politics, in the media, and in business.

How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

A Guide to Managing Your Team and Avoiding Employee Burnout

Lead Change Blog

It can be hard for managers to know if their employee is simply unproductive and disengaged, or if they’re having a burnout. Burnout is the enemy of productivity and stems from different causes, including too much work and stress, exhaustion of repetitive tasks, and lack of challenges at work. No matter what the root cause is, burnout drains employees of energy and lowers their productivity drastically.

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How to Lead When Your Team is Exhausted

Let's Grow Leaders

Most of us get there from time to time. You’re stuck in a season where everything feels urgent. It’s one thing to push yourself, but what do you do when you know your team is exhausted too? That Moment When Your Team […].

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How To Successfully Change Your Game.

Rich Gee Group

4 Things All Remarkable Managers Learn to Notice

Leadership Freak

The skill of noticing moves you from a victim of circumstances to focused and directed. You walk past people without noticing them.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

We Lead Individuals – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

In today’s episode, I’m finding a leadership lesson from a question that my wife asked me recently about one of my favorite things. Her co-worker asked for recommendations on brands of tea to try and since I am a serious tea lover, Lori knew that I would have an answer.

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Four Kinds of Feedback in an Excellent Organization

Lead Change Blog

Why does an organization exist? In essence, to produce something, whether that is a product or a service. And in order to exist in the future, this production needs to be sustainable. It means providing high quality products and services at a reasonable cost (to the organization, the employee, the environment, and society). Two of the most important aspects in the organizational equation are the cost and the productivity of your personnel.

Six Ways to be a Super Productive Remote Worker

Chart Your Course

Do you believe, deep down, that if you had a better working environment, you could accomplish virtually anything? Are you the type of person who loathes a morning commute or a useless meeting because you know that it wastes time that you’ll never get back?

How To Use The Power Of Storytelling In Your Leadership In 3 Simple Steps

Tanveer Naseer

Without question, one of the skills to succeed at leadership is being an effective communicator. And one of the best ways to communicate a vision is through the use of storytelling. So how can we use this tool more effectively? That’s the focus of this latest episode of my leadership.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

How to Show Empathy and Not Get Sucked into Slime Pits

Leadership Freak

Empathy is a platform for relationship, not encouragement to wallow in slime pits. Solid relationships strengthen people. Strong people perform better than weak.

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What Kind of Team Do You Have?

Kevin Eikenberry

Twenty years ago, this question in most cases wouldn’t have made any sense. People who were on a team together worked in the same location, saw each other every day – that was what a work team looked like.

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Stop Emailing When You Should Have a Meeting

Let's Grow Leaders

Have a meeting for more bandwidth and speed Recently we were delivering a leadership development program when Annia, a senior leader in the firm, raised her hand and addressed the room: “I’ve noticed that many of us quickly send an email rather […].

6 Characteristics Of A Leader

Joseph Lalonde

A Guest Article. There are millions of books and theories that teach leadership techniques and skills. Much can be learned from the experiences and concepts of other successful leaders, though there are six key concepts upon which a leader can focus, that are easy to remember, and can be used every day to achieve success. The first concept […] The post 6 Characteristics Of A Leader appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Guest Posts

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Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

The Great Leadership Development Disrupter: Leadership Rotation

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Dee Ann Turner: During my tenured career at one organization, I had the “best of the best” leadership development opportunities. I attended multiple executive education courses at the top business schools in the United States.

Why Smart Leaders Do Stupid Things

Leadership Freak

No one gets up thinking, “I want to do something incredibly stupid today.” Choices seem smart until they end up harmful.

Foundations of Management

Kevin Eikenberry

I’ve been writing and speaking about leadership for a long time. And nearly every day, I bump up against the word “management” in relationship to the word “leadership.”

How the Best Leaders Encourage Open and Honest Dialogue

Next Level Blog

The best leaders I work with as an executive coach encourage open and honest dialogue. They’ve learned and understand why it’s so important for the people on their team and in their organizations to be completely comfortable with speaking up. First, you really want people contributing their best ideas on a regular basis because that’s how you win. Second, if your people aren’t contributing, speaking up and sharing the truth as they see it, you’re going to be flying blind as a leader.

Tough Comp Conversations: A Guide For Doing Them Right

Speaker: Rusty Lindquist, VP Strategic HR Insights at Bamboo HR

Compensation can be tricky, few things carry as much emotional weight as comp. And with the increased transparency in the market, combined with our collective propensity to rate ourselves against others, the frequency of these very difficult conversations is increasing. In this webinar, we will deconstruct some of the psychology around comp. We’ll take an analytic look at comp’s role in the employee experience, and then we’ll get really tactical with guidance on very specific compensation conversations.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From It’s A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. As I typed out the title for the latest Reel Leadership article, I couldn’t help but want to sing the song It’s a Beautiful Day in This Neighborhood. The title of A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood brings back all sorts of memories. Yet, A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood won’t tell you the story […] The post Quotes And Leadership Lessons From It’s A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

The Guide for Senior Executives to Stand Out on LinkedIn

N2Growth Blog

A simple Google search will yield countless articles on how to make your LinkedIn profile stand out and optimize for visibility. You’ll see tips for making the perfect new headshot, suggestions to add your high school Spanish class, and recommendations for taking a new online certification. All are very basic recommendations to beef up your profile and, generally speaking, they are indeed great tips.

Luring Customers To Your Restaurant Business

Strategy Driven

You would think that great food and wine would sell itself but more and more restaurants are learning, times have changed. This isn’t so anymore, because just like any other industry, the food and beverage industry is going through a lot of evolutionary moments.

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Weekly Round-Up: 5 Steps to a Crisis Comms Plan, 3 Ways to Boost Leadership Effectiveness, How to Energize Your Town Hall, 3 Steps to Tap the Power of Storytelling, Leadership Humility

leaderCommunicator

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts.

How a Bad Boss Can Make You Sick

Lead from Within

Having a bad boss can make you miserable, but now we know it can also make you sick. Recent research shows that as many as 77% of employees experience physical symptoms of stress from bad bosses. And it’s not just a lack of energy or a low-level headache—the things we commonly associate with stress.