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How to Motivate Your Employees

Strategy Driven

Employees who lack motivation will only slow down the productivity and growth of your business. Yet, the responsibility to work harder is not solely their responsibility. It is an employer’s job to ensure they inspire their staff each day to maximize their performance.

6 Things Leaders Should Be Thankful For Everyday

Joseph Lalonde

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Because of this, I wanted to reflect on 6 things leaders should be thankful for on Thanksgiving and every other day. There’s a lot of pain that comes with leadership. Struggles no one else ever sees. Betrayals by coworkers and friends.

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8 Ways To Design a High-Trust Culture

Leading Blog

T RUST BEGETS TRUST. Paul Zak, the author of The Trust Factor , has shown that “when someone is tangibly trusted by a stranger, the brain synthesizes the signaling chemical oxytocin” and “ the more trust one is shown, the more the brain produces oxytocin.”

7 Signs It’s Not Really A Team

Ron Edmondson

In my world the word team is used almost on a daily basis. Most of us want to be in a team environment. However, in my experience working with churches – and it was true when I was in business also – more people claim to have it than actually do.

Working Out Loud: Relationships and Legacy

QAspire

Last week was celebrated as International Working Out Loud Week. For those of you who are new to this, Working Out Loud is a practice of sharing your work/work in progress with a relevant community to enable learning and collaboration.

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Top Benefits to Offer Your Employees for Improved Productivity

Strategy Driven

Regardless of how much you may want your employees to work at their best all the time, this simply isn’t possible. Your employees are people, and they have good days, and bad days, and their productivity workflow will reflect this.

Why Smart Female Business Owners are Hitting Social Media Harder than Ever in 2018

Women on Business

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How to Show Up Like a Leader Today

Leadership Freak

Some leaders work too hard while the people around them don’t work hard enough. You’ll burn out if you’re always the first person to arrive and the last person to leave. Leaders create… Continue reading → Culture Leading Meetings and agendas Personal Growth Leadership Development organizational success

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Justice League

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Whenever I hear about a DC Comics movie, I become nervous. They’ve not had the best track record in translating comic books into movies. Though, they have gotten better over the years.

Lessons I learned from Adversity

Lead Change Blog

“The best education we can ever receive is from the University of Adversity. It’s the only institute of learning that rewards us when we fail.”. Jason Versey, A Walk with Prudence. With the hectic pace of today’s world, we easily get caught up in the busyness of life. We are forever stressed, overwhelmed, and running errands, attending to work, rushing to office, stuck in traffic jams. Our mind is swirling with thoughts, and we have no control over it.

How to Select the Right Office Space

Strategy Driven

The office you choose can determine the success of your business. It is important to find a space that provides the right balance of affordability, credibility, space and facilities. To avoid making a big mistake, find out how to select the right office space for your company. The Right City.

Your Passion is Your Greatest Asset, Learn How to Harness It

Lead on Purpose

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How to Embrace Your Nobility and Lead with Dignity

Leadership Freak

I decided to begin the presentation, “Thank you for being heroes.” But, I ended up saying the opposite. It was dark while I drove to the hotel. I was scheduled to give a… Continue reading → Marks of leaders Taking others higher Culture Leadership Development

3 More Reasons Your Leadership Is Ineffective

Joseph Lalonde

I’ve never met a leader who says he longs to be forgotten. He wants to be remembered. And what does he want to be remembered for? Every leader wants to be remembered for being effective. Yet there are so many leaders who struggle with being effective.

Trust is a Funny Thing

Lead Change Blog

The little ways that trust is lost. Trust is a funny thing because it’s not tangible and yet its absence is obvious. When we don’t trust people, institutions or situations, we are not allowed to bring our best selves. We may avoid situations entirely. We may hesitate, hedge, obfuscate or even feel that we have to lie. Those same behaviors are directed at us when we’re not trusted. I’ve written about how, taking a cue from Stephen M. Covey, we should be generous yet sensible with giving trust.

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Importance of Branding for Your Business

Strategy Driven

Branding are the logos and design choices that you make for your business. In many ways, they act as the “face” of your company, and this is the “face” that your customers and associates alike will interact with.

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Three enjoyable ways to manage stress

Aspire-CS

Sometimes even the best leaders do bad things. If I had to name a common culprit that causes those bad behaviors, I’d pin it on chronic stress. Stress in the workplace has become so normalized that it often goes unnoticed to its victims until bad behavior shows up.

Secret Sauce: A Chief Operating Officer Didn’t Get Promoted

Leadership Freak

If promotion or advancement didn’t work out for you, the practical lessons in this post are for you. Welcome to “Secret Sauce Sunday.” I invite leaders who I admire to share real world… Continue reading → Failure Secret Sauce Success Leadership Development leadership journey

Unconditional Gratitude

Leading Blog

W E ARE NOT AUTONOMOUS. Autonomy is simply looking at life as though we are a world unto ourselves. As though we did it all by ourselves. It’s pride. But the reality is, we are connected. The opposite of autonomy is gratitude. Gratitude isn’t dead, but it is in trouble.

To rant or not to rant? Is that your question?

Steve Farber

Just before the 2016 presidential elections, the Pew Research Center published the results of a survey that pretty much confirms what I suspect most of us think about political content on social media. It found, for instance, that only 20 percent of social media users said they “like seeing lots of political posts and discussions,” while 37 percent said they were “worn out” by such posts and discussions.

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3 Alternative Marketing Strategies

Strategy Driven

Your business might have the best product or service in the market, but if you aren’t retaining customers, or no one knows your name, then your sales won’t increase (and may even drop).

Leading Volunteers: How to Keep Them Coming Back

RapidStart Leadership

How do you lead people who aren’t on your payroll? Since moving to Minnesota, I’ve wanted to get engaged locally as a volunteer. Last month I signed up to help at a local agency, and it was a great experience.

The Seven Powers of Gratitude

Leadership Freak

Choose the freedom of thankfulness over the headwind of ingratitude. “Un” Un” ruins leaders. Ungrateful leaders become unkind, unhelpful, and unconnected. Ungratefulness is a buffeting headwind. The seven powers of gratitude: #1. Gratitude energizes those… Continue reading → Gratitude Leadership Development

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You Need More Weirdos

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Many years ago, during my tour of duty in the corporate ranks, I worked for a company that was headed toward real financial trouble if we didn’t make some changes. We were experiencing an “innovate or die” moment for the business.

Three Ways Leaders Can Improve Decision Making

Lead Change Blog

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the, next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” Theodore Roosevelt. Leaders today are suffering from inattention blindness – the inability to be present and see the wood from the trees. Deluged by data, leaders should have more information than ever to enable better decision making. Yet ironically the opposite is happening and the situation is only likely to get worse.

How To Get More Out Of Your Employees

Strategy Driven

You hired your employees because you saw special qualities in them. While you still appreciate their hard work, there are times you wish you could get more out of them. You understand their full potential, otherwise you wouldn’t bother with trying to make improvements on your team.

The Correct Way To Build A Value-Driven Culture Within Your Organization

Joseph Lalonde

Values are an important part of any organization. Your values communicate what is important to the organization and what you believe in. Setting clear values will help not only you lead better but your team to do better work. However, building a value-driven culture is difficult.

Solution Saturday: Harassing Naughty Employees

Leadership Freak

Dear Dan, I know you are a coach and proponent for encouraging people to receive help from mentors and coaches. What would you suggest to employees who have been misled by leadership-type coaches…grossly…for… Continue reading → Coaching Solution Saturday

Not Feeling the Thanks in Thanksgiving?

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Now that the holiday season has begun, you’ll be hearing a lot about joy and gratitude. But what if you’re feeling more like Scrooge than Tiny Tim? It’s hard to be constantly told you should be feeling joyful when you’re really not feeling the thanks in Thanksgiving.

Are You Assuming Change?

Lead Change Blog

Do you make assumptions when planning for a change? My experience tells me that unconscious assumptions underpin most planned change. What is more, those assumptions can be important determinants of whether the actual change planned occurs. In this post, I consider ten typical assumptions that change planners should or should not make when planning their next scenario.

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Why Your Company Needs a Mobile Marketing Strategy

Strategy Driven

As a business, you want to make the best of your brand as possible. That means you need to have an effective marketing strategy that will attract customers and encourage them to make a purchase. You might not think that you need a dedicated mobile strategy when it comes to marketing.

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How to Buy Ethereum Online

Women on Business

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When Others See Your Value – Others See Your Value

Leadership Freak

Before a recent presentation, a woman asked me a question I’ve never been asked. I was shaking hands with the audience when it happened. What makes you qualified to give this presentation?” I… Continue reading → Gratitude Personal Growth Taking others higher Leadership Leadership Development

Design Thinking to Produce Changes

Coaching Tip

In study after study, leaders say that fostering innovation and the need for transformational change are among their top priorities. But they also report struggling with how to engage their cultures to implement the changes necessary to maximize their innovative targets. In discussing the authors work together, they came to a conclusion: "Design thinking is a missing link through which organizations are increasing their capability to innovate and create meaningful customer experiences.

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