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Stop Living In Fear

Joseph Lalonde

When fear rules your life The last couple of years of my life has been filled with fear. It all started with our dog Zane. He was a great boy but he had a mean streak to him. One that led to a lot of fear in our lives. Over the course of his short life, Zane would snap.

Humility is the New Smart: Are You Ready?

Leading Blog

S MART used to be a quantity game. “I I know more than you. I get more things right.” But Ed Hess and Katherine Ludwig say that in the new Smart Machine Age, that’s losing game. The new smart is about quality.

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The One Question I Ask When Receiving a Complaint

Ron Edmondson

It would be difficult to be in leadership and not have people upset with a decision you made at some point. In fact, with every decision comes a variety of responses. Leadership guides people places they’ve never been before, so leading always involves change.

How Great Leaders Unleash Passion

Lead Change Blog

Picture this. You walk out of an airport to take a taxi cab to your hotel. The taxi driver has a sullen look, seems completely disinterested in you, plays music you dislike, and talks to his buddies on his phone all the way.

Future of Work: Four Shifts Leaders Must Focus on

QAspire

Talking about the impending shifts like automation, robotics, disruptions and uncertainties in our world of work is almost clichéd.

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Listen Up! 5 Ways To Improve Your Leadership Listening Skills

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Jackie Edwards. Are you part of the 25 per cent of leaders who aren’t really listening to their employees? It could be harming your reputation and career.

29 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Cars 3

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Let’s be honest. Walt Disney Picture’s and Pixar’s Cars 2 was a disappoint. Cars 2 strayed far from what made the original Cars movie great. Thankfully, Cars 3 veers back on track.

Three Stumbles From Defeat

Leadership Freak

Every leader is three stumbles from defeat. But stumble-points reveal footholds for success. The path down is easier than the path up. 3 stumbles from defeat: #1. A closed door. Novices and simpletons… Continue reading → Marks of leaders Personal Growth Success Growth Leadership Development

20 Things Good Dads Do In Parenting

Ron Edmondson

Twenty things good dads do… They challenge. When the challenge comes from dad we listen seriously. We know its being said with a loving concern. They inspire. Great dads want better for their children than they achieved, so they are always pushing us beyond what we think we can do.

How to Handle Conflict in the Workplace

Women on Business

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Leaders Are Readers

General Leadership

GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers. Harry S. Truman.

How To Get Rid Of The Bad Apples

Joseph Lalonde

One Bad Apple Can Spoil The Whole Bunch The energy vampires. The whiners and complainers. And the ones who bring down those around them. These are the bad apples. The ones who are hurting your organization. It can be hard to get rid of the bad apples, but you must. Image by Emilian Robert Vicol.

How to Transform Meetings That Suck the Life Out of You

Leadership Freak

When was the last time you left a meeting ready to charge hell with a squirt gun? Lousy meetings are problem-solving activities with the wrong people in the room. The… Continue reading → Meetings and agendas Meetings

Are You a Better Leader or Manager?

Ron Edmondson

Self-evaluation is good here Are you more of a leader or a manager? This may be one of the most important questions we have to answer as our careers take us to new roles. Every organization needs both. There is no shame in either answer, but it’s important we know the difference.

Frontline Festival: Leaders Give Pointers on Handling Conflict

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival is about handling conflict in your team. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! Next month’s Frontline Festival is all about building brand awareness.

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The 7 Keys To Leading Your Team To Greatness

Terry Starbucker

Building a great team is one of those leadership skills that can make or break you.

Leading Spaghetti – Using Your Noodle to Get Your Pasta to Cooperate

RapidStart Leadership

“If you’re a leader, you don’t push wet spaghetti, you pull it.” ” – Bill Mauldin. Bill Mauldin was a famous cartoonist for Stars and Stripes, the newspaper widely read by American GIs during World War II.

All I Want is Just a Little Respect

Leadership Freak

Aretha Franklin speaks for everyone when she sings, “All I want is just a little respect.” Don’t poke dogs and expect them to kiss you. The song, “Respect,” was written by Otis Redding.… … Continue reading → Leading Motivation Leadership Development Organizational Development

Transformational Leadership

Coaching Tip

In the world of work, the single greatest asset of successful individuals, teams and organizations is their mindset --what happens in between their ears. It is not corporate strategy , sales compensation plan , or the market segmentation. It is what each leader, team member, and employee should focus on, believe and create for themselves and others.

A Leader’s First Step to Effective Influence

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Dan Mann Leadership is about one thing: influencing adult behavior. Ironically, that’s one of the most difficult human actions to accomplish. In our positions as leaders—whether that’s as a manager, owner, coach or something less traditional—our daily task is to influence the decisions of those under our charge. We’re tasked with the job of bending their wills and actions to the benefit of the greater good of our business or cause.

The Life of an Idea on a Healthy Team

Ron Edmondson

Healthy teams allow every idea a chance to live. At initial thought, there are no bad ideas. The healthiest teams don’t contain a built in idea killer. And, if there is one they aren’t allowed to remain so for long. Ideas need a chance to breathe.

Four Solutions If You’re Feeling Overworked and Underappreciated at Work

Career Advancement

“Phrases like ‘overworked and underpaid’ perpetuate that feeling.” ~ Lena Bottos ~. Steven put in extra-long hours on the project at work. It was highly technical and exceptionally difficult. When he was done, his boss offered no praise and Steven found himself feeling totally underappreciated.

Four Things My Dad Never Told Me

Leadership Freak

Mom is my mom. Dad adopted me when I was two. But I didn’t know I was adopted until 2017, five years after he died. He raised me as his own. Back row… Continue reading → Personal Growth Leadership Development

Carrie Wheeler Joins the Women on Business Contributors Team

Women on Business

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Leadership Can Be Destructive

General Leadership

GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. A bad leader lacks talent and skill, a destructive leader lacks character. Frank Sonnenberg. Leadership can be destructive.

The Potential, Problems and Pitfalls of 360 Assessments

Kevin Eikenberry

A couple of months ago I created a special webinar for a special audience. The webinar talked about the power of 360 assessments. This part isn’t anything new; any provider of 360 assessments (including us) will extol the virtues of this tool, and they are many.

A Leadership Quandary: To Change or Not to Change

Ron Edmondson

I love continual improvement. I am one of those who actually enjoys change. If things stay the same too long I get bored and begin looking for a new challenge. I even stir things for fun sometimes – just to keep life interesting around me. This is not always a positive characteristic.

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How to Find and Invite Others to Ride the Bull with You

Leadership Freak

Leading is like riding a bull in the rodeo. I recently asked a leader, “What shifts for you if you think of inviting someone to ride the bull with you?” He said, “It… Continue reading → Taking others higher Growth Leadership Development

7 Reasons Your Startup Really Does Need Office Space

Women on Business

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On the Path

Lead Change Blog

The sun was already up at 6:15 am as I ran along the beach in my hometown of Vancouver, BC. My mind was on auto-pilot as I followed the beach along Spanish Banks where I have run, walked, and biked hundreds and hundreds of times.

Stop Yourself! 4 Ways to Grow Your Team by Shutting Your Mouth

RapidStart Leadership

As leaders we are responsible for getting things done through people. But in our rush to see results, we risk becoming our own worst enemy. If we are not careful, our well-meaning actions can breed frustration, cause discontent, and undermine trust.

Is Your Business Heading For The Cliff Edge?

Strategy Driven

What exactly is a disaster scenario in business? A disaster scenario occurs when you are no longer able to sell your products or make a profit with your company. At that money, the engines for your business have faltered, and you’re falling fast.

A Simple Strategy for Making a Bigger Difference Today

Leadership Freak

Other people helped you get where you are. Do that for someone else. Don’t wait for people to come to you. Opportunities slip away while you wait. Seek opportunities to help others see their… Continue reading → Taking others higher Leadership Development

Women, Business and Tech: What We Need To Do Now

Women on Business

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