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Fish Heads and The Value of Great Leadership: An Unforgettable Lesson

Terry Starbucker

“Terry, don’t you see? A fish stinks from its head down”. It was three months into my maiden voyage as a cable TV executive, at age 27. I was in the middle of going over a laundry list of problems with my boss that had been vexing me for weeks.

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The Gift of Struggle

Leading Blog

B OBBY HERRERA has a message and the message is “We all struggle. Inside every struggle is a gift. Leaders share their gifts with others.”. We tend to not share our struggles or the lessons we learn from them. They are painful and very personal.

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3 Ways to Break Out of a Zero-Sum Game of Growth with Your Competitors

Leading Blog

How true disruptors use innovation, including digital, to grow the market and create new business models. F OR YEARS I was taught that growing the business in an industry with strong competition was mostly a zero-sum game. You took away share from competition or they took it from you.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Live Action Lion King

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I can’t tell you how excited I was to see the new, live-action Lion King movie. The Lion King was a favorite movie of mine and to see it brought to life seemed like a no-brainer. Oh… how wrong I was.

The CFO Playbook: How to Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

To increase employee retention, you need to consider more than universal healthcare benefits in your turnover calculation. Discover how investing in the right employee benefits can decrease turnover by 138%.

How to Assess the Unknown in 3 Easy Steps

Lead Change Blog

I adopted my dog Louie five years ago, and not a day goes by without a leadership lesson from that silly dog. I came across Louie’s adoption file recently as I was attempting to purge old paperwork.

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Effective Leadership Begins with a Strong Foundation

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Tabitha Laser: What is leadership? Since joining the workforce more than 25 years ago, and serving as a leader for numerous organizations, it’s apparent that leadership means very different things to different people.

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A Leadership Swimming Lesson – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

This week, I am continuing to answer the challenges that our viewers have given me – asking me to derive leadership lessons from everyday, random objects.

Healthy Media Consumption

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton I've blogged about how to spot fake news and variables complicating media ethics. Today I'll explore the characteristics healthy media consumption. Let's begin with a dose of healthy skepticism. Healthy Skepticism You can't believe everything you see.

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New Leadership Literacies

Lead Change Blog

Over the next decade, today’s connected world will be explosively more connected. Anything that can be distributed will be distributed: workforces, organizations, supply webs, and more.

Choosing the Best Motivational Leadership Speakers

Career Advancement

“The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born—that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.”. Warren Bennis.

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.

What Leaders Can Learn From a Fountain Pen – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Several years ago, I went through a phase of using fountain pens. So when one of our viewers challenged me to find leadership lessons from a fountain pen, I was more than happy to oblige. In the video below, I have five valuable leadership lessons from this every day object.

The Path To Being Taken Seriously

Joseph Lalonde

Being Taken Seriously. I’ve talked a lot about the fun a leader can have. Leadership isn’t all seriousness. But there are reasons for being serious. One of those is the desire to be taken seriously by those you lead. You want those you lead to look up to you. To respect you.

The 5 C’s of Creating Championship Teams

Lead Change Blog

“No single leader can any longer meet the demands placed on them and there is a growing recognition of the need for highly effective leadership teams” —Peter Hawkins. Most businesses are not harnessing anywhere close to the true potential of their people, and this lost productivity is costing millions. But now there is a way to not just stop this, but turn it around by tapping into the true talents of every person on your team, no matter the team size.

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4 Reasons Leaders Don’t Notice Good Performance

Leadership Freak

What goes unnoticed gradually loses value. What gets noticed improves. 4 reasons leaders don’t notice good performance: Ignorance. Upper-level leaders don’t know what front-line employees and middle-managers are doing. Personality.

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.

What Sets “Next” Practice Businesses Apart?

N2Growth Blog

Today’s best businesses have embraced Next Practices which make them “different” from the rest in 6 important ways. The best businesses are the ones that have adopted a set of “ next practices ” that set them apart from the rest. You know that you’re in a next practices business because they all exhibit these 6 characteristics: They re-imagine tomorrow. They envision things that others can’t see. They like bad news. They change course without hesitation.

Five Movies with Leadership Lessons

Kevin Eikenberry

You can watch a movie for entertainment, inspiration, or even to learn something. Sometimes a movie provides all three. While not a complete list, I have compiled five movies for leaders. Call them leadership movies that you’ll be glad you watched or re-watched.

Generating Social Media Buzz and Trust To Gain Website Traffic

Strategy Driven

Social Media is one of the best ways to generate traffic to your website and to create brand recognition. Using social media sources to encourage people to take that big step from moving off of the social media platform they are on and over to your website is not an easy task.

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The Big WHY

Lead Change Blog

At one point in my son’s life, school was not his highest priority. There were so many other things that claimed his attention. There was basketball and other activities. There was learning about computers and how to make them do what you wanted. Then, he saw the movie Top Gun. One reviewer said that the star of the movie wasn’t any of the actors. It was the airplanes. Flying those things became the goal. My son wanted to be a fighter pilot. Few people make the grade as a fighter pilot.

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5 Step Guide to Personal Development Plans

Great HR leaders are continually looking for new ways to develop their people and build companies that people want to work for. A well-considered Personal Development Plan (PDP) is one huge part of that. Download Paycor's guide today, and learn new tips and best practices to help create effective development plans for your people.

The Four Guiding Principles that Every Successful Leader Employs

Leadership Freak

Don’t decide to be a professional basket-ball player if you love basket-ball, but you’re a shrimp. Someone will mention Muggsy Bogues was 5-3. Hero Sports lists 24 NBA players who stood between 5-3… Continue reading → Menotoring Strengths Success weaknesses Growth Leadership Development

5 Ways to Identify Your Brand’s Competitors

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Lindsay Pedersen. When developing your brand strategy, you need to make the critical choice of what you are going to position your brand against. What is the customer’s alternative to your brand against which you will push for your own brand? In order.

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Best Practices in Leadership and Productivity: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival! This month, our contributors share their best practices in leadership and productivity. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! The August Frontline Festival will be […].

Market Your Business The Right Way With These Helpful Solutions

Strategy Driven

Marketing your business is directly related to how well it is going to perform on the market, and for this reason, it should be something that you are placing a lot of focus on.

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.

Change You Don’t Ask For

Lead Change Blog

Change is constant. This is not new information, of course. But it seems there are two feelings when it comes to change: love it or hate it. Sure, when it’s the change you’ve been hoping for, it’s easy to love. The promotion came your way. Your offer was accepted on the house. You can finally get a puppy! When it’s change you’ve asked for, being excited and bought in makes any hiccups or headaches worth it. But what happens when change happens and you didn’t ask for it?

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The Untapped Power that Connects Successful Teams

Leadership Freak

Teams that connect with each other go further with greater satisfaction. What creates and strengthens connection? Shared purpose: Purpose is a matter of heart. Purpose is bigger than goals. Shared purpose calls for… Continue reading → Purpose Leadership Development organizational succes

Leading A Business Means Having Access To All The Relevant Data

Joseph Lalonde

If you have a business to run, you will need to make sure that you are leading it in the best way you possibly can.

Soul Vacationing and Restorative Insight

Anese Cavanaugh

This past weekend was one of the best weekends of my life. Did I go anywhere? Hang out on a beach? Unplug? Do nothing? Party with friends? Get ten massages? Forty-eight hours that were so restorative I felt like I'd gone on a two-week vacation.

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.

3 Key Benefits to Automating Accounts Payable

Strategy Driven

The accounting department is one of the most important in a business. It’s therefore vital that it runs smoothly and that errors are kept to a minimum.

Mission Driven Leadership: My Life as a Radical Capitalist

Kevin Eikenberry

Would you like to learn from a former Fortune 50 CEO? How about one who has moved through both personal and family tragedy and still led at the highest levels? Most books by CEOs and former CEOs are more about their ego than helping their audience.

10 Ways to Spot Toxic Employees

Leadership Freak

10 ways to spot toxic employees: Team members are afraid of toxic employees. Ask a toxic person what they’re getting done and they’ll tell you what they plan to get done. Conversations have… Continue reading → Gossip

It’s Okay If People Don’t Take You Seriously

Joseph Lalonde

Being Taken Seriously. While we all desire to be taken seriously, especially those of us leading teams, what happens if people don’t take us seriously? Is it a problem to struggle in this area? Will it derail your ability to lead? These are all great questions. They’re questions that need to be answered. Knowing how to be taken […] The post It’s Okay If People Don’t Take You Seriously appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

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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.