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Commencement Address Answers “When Will It Get Easier?”

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton When I was asked by The University of Richmond SPCS to give a Commencement address, I did what most anyone would do - I struggled. I struggled to choose a topic, and struggled to write the remarks on a short deadline.

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What Do You Want To Do?

Joseph Lalonde

Everyone wants more time. They want to spend more time with their kids. They want to travel more. They want to enjoy life more. It’s a fact of life that we all desire to do and be something more. Most people aren’t pursuing what they want.

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Braver at Work: Questions to Inspire Your Next Courageous Act (with Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

Gain the Confidence to Be Braver at Work. Whenever we ask participants in our Courageous Cultures or Team Innovation programs to share a time that felt particularly brave at work, the room explodes with powerful energy. People love to share times when they were scared and did the right thing anyway.

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3 Ways to Do What Matters Today

Leadership Freak

Everyone wants to do what matters but we’re afraid to define it. After all, when you define what matters it’s unsurprising. Think love, relationships, satisfaction, health, and making a difference (mission).

How to Write OKRs: 45 Effective Examples

Many companies are embracing objectives and key results (OKRs) as the best practice for committing to goals and following through. Objectives are outcomes that reflect current company priorities. Each employee should write OKRs that roll up to larger company goals.

Executive Hiring For a P.E. Portfolio Company – Ideals and Compromise

N2Growth Blog

Part One – Core, Hard Credential Constituents. The bar is set high. Dynamics at private equity firms are fast, aggressive, and all-conquering. As the investor leader, you are tasked with tackling senior leadership management issues at a newly acquired portfolio firm.

Seven Ways to Immediately Improve Retention

Kevin Eikenberry

Retaining top talent should always be a focus of leaders and organizations. However, during times of high employment, or an historic Great Resignation, the topic gets more attention.

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The 3 Opportunities of Conflict

Leadership Freak

“Nothing moves forward in a story except through conflict.” Robert McKee The 3 opportunities of conflict: Interpersonal collisions. Opportunities with people. Inner wrestling. Opportunities to grow. Spiritual uncertainty. Opportunities to clarify values and… Continue reading → Leading

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Marry Me

Joseph Lalonde

Marry Me is a newer rom-com starring Jennifer Lopez as music superstar Kat Valdez. She’s on a roll. It looks like she will go even further with the extravagant wedding to fellow singer Bastian (Maluma). Everything changes in a heartbeat for the superstar.

4 Disciplines Successful Leaders Employ To Achieve Their Wildly Important Goals

Tanveer Naseer

There are certain tasks a leader is expected to do well if they are to help their organization succeed, and developing strategies for how their team will achieve their goals is one of them. And yet, you can walk into any organization and find numerous well-thought out and developed strategies.

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Stop Managing Conflict! – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

The title for this episode might seem a little strange. But it’s not wrong. In this episode, I am reminding you (or maybe telling you for the first time) that conflict isn’t always bad.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

Building Psychologically Safe Relationships with LaTonya Wilkins

Let's Grow Leaders

Real connections within teams can create a culture shift for an entire company. In this episode, LaTonya Wilkins gives you practical ways to lead below the “surface-ness” of traditional corporate culture, and how to build R.E.A.L. relationships with your team.

5 Awesome Ways to Energize Your Day

Leadership Freak

One of the five factors of well-being is energy to get things done. You die a slow death when you don’t energize your day. Vacation might help but those who neglect their energy… Continue reading → energy Leadership Development Leading

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4 Ways To Grow Your Network

Joseph Lalonde

Besides your skills and abilities, your network is your best resource. Your network consists of friends, family members, colleagues, and former business partners. Sometimes, your network extends further than that.

Three Things to Keep in Mind as You Return to the Office

Next Level Blog

Now it begins. After two plus years of working from home (or somewhere else), more and more folks are heading back to the office for at least a few days a week. And, guess what? They like it! That’s the story from the Wall Street Journal , anyway.

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The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

7 Simple Ways To Improve Your Leadership Skills

Lead from Within

When you’re in a leadership position, it’s easy to feel like you’re losing your way. Maybe you’re overwhelmed by a specific situation, maybe you’re in a bit of a slump, or maybe you feel that you’re stuck in the same place without moving forward.

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Employee Engagement and the Communicator’s Role


Establishing credibility and achieving employee trust and, especially, engagement is the ultimate prize for employers.

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24 Ways to Challenge People Without being a Jerk-Hole

Leadership Freak

Performance is about rigorous standards, high expectations, clear goals, and providing support. Challenge people and be tenderhearted. “The best leaders are toughminded on standards and tenderhearted with people.”

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How to Deal With Negative Publicity

Eric Jacobson

Today, we feature an excerpt from the book, The Public Relations Handbook. This section of the book on how to deal with negative publicity is written by Jonathan Dedmon of T he Dilenschneider Group. Invariably, a company or organization will experience bad news, resulting in negative publicity.

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

Innovative Ideas To Build Better Business Connections

Strategy Driven

The business connections that your company has can influence its success massively, as you need to be in the right circles to access the best opportunities and platforms to attract and maintain a wide audience.

How to Take Smart Notes

Kevin Eikenberry

Chances are you were taught to take notes in high school and saw it as a strategy for studying. You either stuck with the approach you learned or tweaked it slightly. What if I told you there was a new way to take smart notes? This approach could make you not just a better student/learner, […].

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The 2nd Annual Consulting Firm Caption Contest! (Join in)

David A Fields

Whether you’re a long-time reader or you’ve recently started perusing these articles, you’ve probably grumbled at least once… “How can someone who combines lackluster drawing skills with groanworthy puns build such a successful consulting practice?

6 Ways to Make Leadership Meaningful

Leadership Freak

Dedicated leaders tend to lose themselves to work. They end up frustrated, drained, and burned out. Take the helm of your leadership journey. Don’t let others drive your life. Life is too precious… Continue reading → Purpose Leading Managing Leadership Development

12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

One Minute Mentoring

Eric Jacobson

Fortunately, I've benefited from having great mentors throughout my career. And, I've have the honor and good fortune to be a mentor, both formally and informally, for various individuals the past few decades. Mentoring is powerful. Both being a mentor. And, being mentored.

3 Signs It’s Time to Invest in a New Business Laptop

Strategy Driven

When you are running your own business, it makes sense that you might have started out using your own personal computer or laptop for business tasks rather than buying a dedicated one.

How do novelty and innovation emerge within an organization?

Mike Cardus

“ All that everyone , no matter how powerful, can do is to continue participating with intention and continually negotiate and respond to others who are also intentionally doing the same.

The Role Of Face-To-Face Communication In Big Companies

CEO Insider

The ability of proper communication of employees is the catalyst for the smooth development and course of the enterprise. The communication of employees within a company is the key to success for its organization and management. Employees use many and various means, to communicate with each other.

The Power of Conversation Intelligence

This eBook will answer all your questions and more on Conversation Intelligence (CI) by providing a complete overview and its need in Revenue organizations - delivering impact from your Sales Development Representatives all the way to the C-Suite.

What Makes a Good Staff Rota for Your Business?

Women on Business

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How To Make Better Decisions

Eric Jacobson

These eight decision-making tactics from David Lahey ’s book, Predicting Success , are helpful to me and hopefully useful to you as well: Deep breathing , to clear your mind. Researching , to feel confident that you have all the information in front of you.

7 Tips to Build a Scalable Enterprise SEO Content Juggernaut that Yields Lasting Results

Strategy Driven

Whether you are B2B , eCommerce, manufacturing , SaaS, a university , or any other large enterprise, one of the main benefits of SEO is its ability to build a self-sustaining flywheel of traffic by using more and more evergreen content.

You Might Consider Improving Your Executive Presence


Executive presence is an element of leadership that’s easy to recognize but difficult to develop, but might be the difference in your career progressing forward. Today’s post is by Rob Salafia, a principal at thoughtLEADERS and author of Leading from Your Best Self (CLICK HERE to get your copy).

The First 90 Days: Onboarding Checklist

Connect with your people from day one with this development and engagement checklist.