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The 10 Stories Great Leaders Need to Tell

Leading Blog

W E KNOW GREAT STORIES are the foundation of great communication. It’s not the idea but the story about the idea that begets followers. The question is, are you telling the right story?

Unethical Leadership: Selective Respect

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton We've seen selective respect too often. Beyond harming the people who are disrespected, it also destroys trust, and leads to chaotic environments and fear-based cultures.

Great Leadership Trains

Career Advancement

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” Jack Welch Dianne had always felt like more of a wallflower than a leader.

How You Learn is How You Live

Lead Change Blog

Being a lifelong learner is one of the secrets to happiness and success. When people acquire new skills, master new capabilities, and become more mature, their personal and professional lives are enhanced. But what’s the best way for each of us to do that?

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.

The Top Ten Toxic Behaviors of Lousy Leaders

Leadership Freak

“Most leaders don’t need to learn what to do. They need to learn what to stop.” Peter Drucker Top Ten toxic Behaviors of Lousy Leaders: #1. Neglecting relationships. A short conversation about someone’s… Continue reading → Success Leadership Development leadership success

Resisting Micromanagement

Kevin Eikenberry

Ask any group about the skills of the best managers and leaders, and they will never include micromanagement on the list. I know, because I’ve asked hundreds of people that question. And yet, everyone knows what micromanagement is and has experienced it and its negative consequences.

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Go After The Puck.

Rich Gee Group

As Wayne Gretzky said a number of years ago: "I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been." — Where do you think your puck is going to be in the next five years? Where is your career or business going? Is it thriving or flat? Where is your industry going? Growing or shrinking?

Leading Towards a Network Organization

Lead Change Blog

In a previous blog , I wrote about why you should transform your organization into a network organization and promised to write about how to lead that transformation. To recap, a network organization is all about communities based on connectors and content. Connectors come from all layers of your hierarchy, know who’s who, know many people, have contacts throughout the organization, and get things done by connecting people to each other.

Ten Ways to Screw Up Your Next Meeting

Leadership Freak

When meetings go off the rails, the person at the head of the table is incompetent. Ten ways to screw up your next meeting: #1. Don’t state the purpose of the meeting. #2.… … Continue reading → Meetings and agendas Leadership Leadership Development Meetings

How to Help Your Team Bring You Better Ideas

Let's Grow Leaders

You don’t just want ideas—you want GOOD ideas. There’s no time for half-baked solutions to trivial problems. But if you stop listening, they’ll stop sharing, and you’ll miss the good ones. How you respond to incomplete, off-base, or inelegant ideas makes all […].

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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.

Learning to Lead with Ron Williams

Leading Blog

W HO IS looking out for you? “No No boss or mentor drove my success—although they did open doors for me. My success came about through a combination of hard work, continual learning, fortunate career choices, and a bit of luck—by being in the right place at the right time ,” writes Ron Williams.

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Coaching For Change – The Key To A Change-Prepared Workforce

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Daniel Lock. Change is the one constant in business. Factors causing change include digital disruption; legislative and regulatory changes; and changing customer needs and desires. Whatever the reason, organizations are always changing.It

What Grumps & Grouches Can Remind Us To Be

Lead Change Blog

Curmudgeon , bellyacher , and old biddy are but a few of the unflattering terms people use to describe those who have the strength and spirit (lots of it, sometimes) to call out pretense, bad behavior, hypocrisy, or the pitfalls of conventional thinking. Some cross patches live to annoy.

How to Build a Personal Brand: 10 Tips to Get You Started

Women on Business

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link]. Women On Business Sponsors

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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.

How Leadership and Napkins Are Related – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

In this episode, I am taking on the challenge brought to me by a viewer answering the question: How are leaders like napkins? Seem impossible? Think again! ?? Tweet it out: Hey leader – how can you protect your team from harm and stress today?

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Preparing for Success: 8 Ways to Stack the Odds in Your Favor

RapidStart Leadership

What does preparing for success look like? In this short video, a small team prepares to break a major barrier of human achievement; here's what it takes. The post Preparing for Success: 8 Ways to Stack the Odds in Your Favor appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

How to Rise Above Problem-Based Thinking

Leadership Freak

Good days turn bad quickly. Eight hours of good performance are ruined by five minutes of tension with a colleague. Everything in your day went well, but you have a bad experience –… Continue reading → Courage Curiosity Solutions courageous leaders Leadership Leadership Developmen

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How to Interview For Courage and Innovation

Let's Grow Leaders

Violet recruited Brian into the General Manager role because of his long track record of success at an established Fortune 500. Her company was on a trajectory of fast growth, so she wanted Brian to up their game. In the interview, he […].

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.

Leaders Stop Trying to Be Efficient

N2Growth Blog

Let’s cut right to the chase; stop focusing on being efficient – it’s a waste of time. Nobody other than perhaps you really cares how efficient you are, but everyone cares how effective you are.

Do You Have A Fixed Or Growth Attitude?

Rich Gee Group

You have a Growth Attitude when you see your abilities as just the starting point which can be developed by dedication, hard work, and effort. This viewpoint creates a resilience, a love of learning, and easy acceptance of new challenges.

Loneliness: An Increasingly Recognized Health Problem

Michael Lee Stallard

Article Published by SmartBrief Loneliness is a growing problem in U.S. society, but fortunately it is one that is beginning to receive the attention that it deserves.

Results-Only Leaders Have Empty-Tank Teams

Leadership Freak

Managing energy is more important than managing time. It doesn’t matter how much time you have if your energy-tank is empty. Results-only leaders have empty-tank teams. 4 unbreakable rules of energy: #1.

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Grow Your Business By Becoming Accessible to Your Consumers

Chart Your Course

Modern business needs an internet presence, and the demographics of those using the internet is changing. According to BBC figures 3.2 billion people use the internet daily. Of those, internet freedom advocates estimate up to 700 million have accessibility requirements.

5 Ways to Deal with a Job that Sucks

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Steve Farber: A buddy of mine has a step-daughter who works three or four 12-hour shifts each week as a clerk in a hospital emergency room.

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5 Ways To Ease Your Employees Out of Debt

Strategy Driven

There are several ways that you can provide incentives or benefits to your employees. In this day and age, employers have come to realize the importance of having long-term employees that know the company’s trade by heart.

Odisha leading the sustainable culture of developing players and sports infrastructure in India

CEO Insider

The Indian state of Odisha which has established itself as the ‘Sports Capital of India’ will now boast of having a local Indian Super League (ISL) football team – Odisha FC. CEOWORLD magazine spoke with Vishal K.

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What Lies Behind Points to What Lies Ahead

Leadership Freak

The road ahead looked narrow, but when I looked back I saw the future. Kierkegaard wrote in his journal, “Philosophy is perfectly right in saying that life must be understood backwards. But then… Continue reading → Leading

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Interview: How to Generate Change Enthusiasm

Change Starts Here

I recorded this month’s episode of the Influence Change at Work™ podcast with Cassandra Worthy, Founder and Chief Enthusiasm Officer at We Are Change Enthusiasts LLC. Unfortunately, due to some audio issues, I’m unable to publish the podcast recording.

Aim Higher: Why Servant Leaders Create a Culture of Trust

Skip Prichard

Servant Leadership is Based on Trust. All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” ? Barrie, author of Peter Pan. The second quality of servant leadership that I want to address with you is the importance of building a culture of trust.

The Four Stops On the Way To Compelling Customer Story Content

Strategy Driven

Ask any experienced marketing professional about the top moves you can make to accelerate your marketing campaigns at any level of business, and an overwhelming majority will point to the weight that compelling customer testimonials carry.

Things Every Courageous Leader Knows (That Most Ignore)

Lead from Within

Courage is a trait that seems to be in short supply these days, in leadership and elsewhere. People are looking for the kind of bold confident leaders we’ve seen throughout history—leaders who spoke up and stepped forward, who took the risks of true leadership when radical change was required.

A Study of Over 19,000 People Reveals The 2 Most Critical Factors of Highly Engaged Employees

Leading with Trust

ADP Research recently released the results of a massive global study on engagement that involved over 19,000 people across 19 countries and 13 industries.

Impact Investing – The Business Model Of The 21st Century: Economic Forum In Krynica, Poland

CEO Insider

At the 29th Economic Forum in Krynica, Ukrainians hold a professional discussion on business responsibility for the future of the world and Ukraine.