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Cracking Complexity

Leading Blog

T HERE ARE complicated problems, and there are complex problems. Complicated problems are technical in nature. They are linear, orderly, and predictable. Complex problems are adaptive challenges. They are messy, unstable, and unpredictable.

Who Changes?

Lead Change Blog

One of the challenges you as leader are faced with is getting changes done in your organization. Especially influencing organizational culture, which is an arduous task, and many an attempt fails to bring about the desired cultural change. So why is that? And more importantly: how can you influence your coworkers in such a way that you increase the probability the desired changes are actually effectuated? Who is rational, who isn’t?

The Classic Leadership Tug Of War (and how to be on the winning side of it)

Terry Starbucker

If you listen closely enough, you can hear it. Stop, breathe, and listen to it. The struggle. The grunts and sighs. The intensity of effort. The gnashing of teeth.

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Stop Isolating Yourself

Joseph Lalonde

I’ve watched the last couple of months as the church world has been rocked by suicides from Pastors Jim Howard of Real Life Church and Andrew Stoecklein of Inland Hills Church. I’ve also heard of suicides in the business and professional worlds.

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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.

Leadership Lessons from a Pencil – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Today’s episode is the second in a series where I will connect weird or unusual items to leadership. And these items are coming from the challenge that I put out on our social media channels – asking our viewers to submit their suggestions for these items.

Why Purpose, Mission, Vision and Values Really Do Matter

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Chris Griffiths: Being able to define your purpose, mission, vision and values allows you to plan for your company’s future success. The Purpose/Mission/Vision/Values concept can apply to just about anybody in any business.

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The Hidden Leadership Problem with Passion

Let's Grow Leaders

One problem with passion is that it’s no substitute for good leadership Passion is good. You want team members who love their work and serve their customers with passion. We are big believers in the power of purpose. Connecting what you’ve asked […].

Two Questions To Ask Every Leader You Meet

Joseph Lalonde

Grow yourself by asking the right questions. Any leader who has been around for a while will know he doesn’t have all the answers. Far from it. This is why great leaders surround themselves with people who have expertise in areas they lack.

5 Insights For the Class of 2019

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton I have a special message for our 2019 graduates. It includes five important life insights that I wish someone had shared with me when I was a new graduate beginning the next chapter of my life.

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How to Book the Right Motivational Speaker

Career Advancement

“Experience is a master teacher, even when it’s not our own.” ? Gina Greenlee. Joyce, a manager at a fast-growing IT firm, had been tasked with finding the perfect motivational speaker for her company’s training seminar.

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.

How Kanban Revived My Work Ethic

Lead Change Blog

I’ve always been a hard worker, but as any manager or leader of a business will know, when times get tough, they can directly impact your desire to get things done. This happened to me some time ago. I’d been working long hours on jobs that I was fast becoming disillusioned with. As a result — or as I thought at the time — my productivity slipped and I rapidly lost interest in what I was doing. However, I didn’t realise that it wasn’t the work that was to blame — it was my work ethic.

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5 Key Tips for Starting Your Own Office Cleaning Business

Strategy Driven

Small businesses are booming and there’s no end in sight. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, there were 30.2 million small businesses in the US during 2018.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. While Marvel Studios has been crushing superhero films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, 20th Century Fox has been building the X-Men universe through their X-Men films. X-Men: Dark Phoenix marks the 12th film set in their series.

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The Way to Develop Leaders

Kevin Eikenberry

I’ve thinking about, studying and consulting on leadership development for a long time. I’ve learned much – yet perhaps the most disappointing thing I’ve learned is that we keep coming up short. Yes, many organizations want to develop their leaders, and those organizations are making investments.

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.

Your Logo Design Should Be Simple and Memorable at a Glance

Women on Business

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Employee Engagement and Successful Change

Lead Change Blog

Employee engagement is a crucial driver of several positive business outcomes, such as productivity, employee retention, customer satisfaction, and profitability. What’s often overlooked is the importance of employee engagement in driving successful change. Research by Anna University management professors C. Swarnalatha and T. Prasanna discovered a vital link between the two. The Gallup organization has studied and measured employee engagement for over 20 years.

Why Going On Vacation Can Help You To Achieve Your Goals

Tanveer Naseer

The arrival of summer-like weather often leads not only to people spending more time outdoors, shaking off the dreariness of the winter months, but also discussions and planning of summer vacation breaks and spending time with family and friends away from work. Or at least it used to be. Every.

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Fall in Love With Your Career all Over Again

Strategy Driven

One of the things so many people crave these days is a career that they love. There are a lot of factors that you need to keep in mind if you are serious about this, and it is crucial that you do as much as possible to look at how you can make the most of your job.

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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.

Today’s Leaders All Share These 5 Traits – A Digital Mindset

N2Growth Blog

The best leaders have a propensity for looking for ways to leverage digital technology for competitive gain.If you want to be a great leader , you absolutely have to develop a digital mindset. It’s the only way you can help your business leverage data and information technologies in the pursuit of growth and profitability. Why, you ask? Digital technology and media are omnipresent in business nowadays.

How to Keep Employees Engaged

Women on Business

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Interacting with Me Live

Kevin Eikenberry

As time goes on, and I have more responsibilities and Client commitments, I find myself less available to my readers, listeners, and past participants. This is just one reason why we started experimenting with Facebook Live several months ago.

Helping Your Small Business To Keep Expanding Steadily

Joseph Lalonde

Running a small business is a ceaseless struggle. You’re competing with other small companies, but you’re also trying to beat the big players at the top of your industry. It feels like a neverending battle, and that’s a pretty accurate summary of the business world.

7 Ways To Save Money On Equipment For Your Business

Strategy Driven

Lots of companies can end up overspending on equipment. Whether you’re buying office furniture or industrial machinery, here are seven tips to keep the costs down. Shop second hand. Used equipment is always cheaper than brand new equipment. You do however need to be wary of the condition.

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Lead Meetings that Get Results and that People Want to Attend

Let's Grow Leaders

It’s a business cliche – people hate meetings. But I don’t think that’s true – we just hate bad meetings. Why are so many meetings a soul-sucking waste of time? In this episode you’ll get several quick tools to ensure your […].

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Great Business Ideas for Women at Home

Women on Business

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Take the pause that refreshes

Aspire-CS

For many years in the last century, Coca-Cola had an advertising campaign called “It’s the Pause that Refreshes”. Let’s borrow those words to consider the importance of a pause for your leadership and ways that you can refresh yourself.

4 Ways to Build Trust When You’re in the Middle

Leadership Freak

When trust goes down cost goes up. Speed of Trust) Less than 50% of front-line employees trust the company. World Economic Forum) #1. Don’t complain about higher ups. Spend more seeking the best… Continue reading → Trust Leadership Development organizational success

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Creating A Website For Selling

Strategy Driven

Website design experts offer the ability to have the perfect shop front for your business. It is so important in this day and age for your business to be found online, regardless of your trade.

How to Lead When There’s Not Enough Time

Let's Grow Leaders

When There’s Not Enough Time Your Leadership Is More Important Than Ever Sheila raised her hand and asked for the microphone. We were near the end of a powerful leadership development program where the participants had worked hard on culture-transformation. She took […]. The post How to Lead When There’s Not Enough Time appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Winning Well leadership management Time Management time management efficiency

Top 7 Best Small Business Financing Options of 2019

Women on Business

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Why Executives Resist Their Own Development

Kevin Eikenberry

Most organizations are in one of two categories when it comes to executive leadership development. Either executives are the only group to receive training and development, or they are the last group to get any. While neither of these is the best answer, the largest percentage of organizations fall into the second group. Even in […]. The post Why Executives Resist Their Own Development appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

Leaders: Stop the “Slide Shuffle” and “Overdone Outlines” for Your Next Presentation

leaderCommunicator

Attention leaders: Please stop what I call the “slide shuffle.” You have another presentation and you begin preparing by pulling slides together from various presentations you’ve given. If they worked before, they can work again, you think. What’s often the result?

Networking Events With Pizzazz

Strategy Driven

Your brand deserves to launch in style. Your band deserves to have networking events in style. Your brand deserves your car and attention. And, let’s face it most networking events are dull as dirt, with the same format over and over again. Well, the idea is people just meet and swap contracts.