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6 Tips to Improve Your Hiring Process

Leading Blog

O NE OF THE MOST significant ways a leader can impact their business is through the quality of their hiring, yet this is rarely listed as a critical leadership competency and often overlooked.

The Power Of Your Why

Joseph Lalonde

There is something powerful in knowing your why. This is the reason you’re doing what you’re doing. Whether this is why you lead, why you married your high school sweetheart, or why you continue to serve in ministry.

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Why Great Leaders Extend Grace

Joseph Lalonde

I have never met a leader who didn’t need grace extended to them at one point or another. Every leader has failed at some point in their journey. Some harder than others. I’ve, sadly, seen leaders who have committed some pretty heinous acts.

Right Leadership, Right Model

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Charles D. Morgan : A few decades ago, when time was still a gentle concept, companies just rocked along in their comfortable hierarchies, everything centralized, proposals moving up the chain of command and decisions moving down at approximately the speed of glue.

Leading Your Army: Is This Really the One You Wanted?

RapidStart Leadership

If leading your army feels like a parade, you might be doing it wrong. Appearances are important, and first impressions matter, but too often we can find ourselves overly focused on how things look at the expense of how well they function.

What Do You Expect? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Have you ever been disappointed? Frustrated? Maybe even annoyed? And then maybe you said (rather cynically), “Well, what did you expect?”

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5 Insights to Managing Chaordic Tension

Leading Blog

C ONDUCTING your own orchestra. Running your own ship. Self-employment. Putting your stamp on the world. Entrepreneurship is a great, noble profession. However, failure rates are well documented.

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When Software Can’t Change the Laws of Physics (or Leadership)

Mills Scofield

Boeing 737 Max in production. As far as we know, the physical laws of nature are true and fixed on earth. We can’t design with atoms and ignore gravity, conservation of energy and Newton’s laws of motion.

The Reason Leaders Pursue Excellence Will Change Your Life

Leadership Freak

It’s not about doing your best. It’s about doing your best for someone else.

Eat That Frog!

Lead Change Blog

“Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” – Mark Twain. Do you know what the NUMBER ONE reason for failure in business and personal life is today? It’s procrastination.

Tips on Starting a Business Before Gaining US Citizenship

Strategy Driven

Most people can do business in the United States, whether they are located or based abroad or not. However, there are advantages that come with owning a U.S. based business. It can be easier to gain buyer confidence when you own a domestic U.S.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Hellboy 2019

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The movie theater has been a great place for those who love comic book movies. Last week, theatergoers were treated to the DC Comics movie Shazam!

Is Conventional Wisdom Diminishing Your Ability To Successfully Lead Others?

Tanveer Naseer

When it comes to leadership, many of us have developed habits or strategies that have served us well in not only achieving our organization’s goals, but driving future growth and success.

Bogus Self-Esteem and the Dangers of Shallow Praise

Leadership Freak

Whatever you do, don’t criticize or correct. You might damage someone’s self-esteem. Sarcasm intended.) Bolstering, maintaining, and protecting self-esteem is the sacred cow of modern society.

How to Improve Good Communication Skills

Lead Change Blog

One of the core qualities that a leader requires in any scenario is the ability to communicate effectively. You need to be authoritative, persuasive, and attentive to communicate as a leader effectively. Leaders are responsible for the strategic planning of the organization’s next steps, while their subjects are responsible for the implementation of the plans prepared by the leaders. Leaders need to develop effective ways of communicating these instructions for this to happen.

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7 Types Of Marketing You Can Do Yourself

Strategy Driven

You don’t need to hire a marketing company to promote your business. Whilst creating adverts and designing packaging are probably best left to professionals, there are many other forms of marketing that can be easily DIYed.

Ethical Thinking For Challenging Times

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher ThorntonAlbert Einstein said "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." Yet many leaders try to unravel increasingly complex issues using the same thinking process they have always used. . Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking Trends "seeing ethical leadership" "ethical lenses" "managing complexity" "complexity and leadership" "what is ethics" 7 Lenses leadership The 7 Lenses of Ethical Leadership

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Practical Ways to Make Work Meaningful

Kevin Eikenberry

Make a list of your fondest wishes about your work. Nearly everyone will put “meaningful work” on that list. We might not all say it the same way, but we want to do something that matters, that we care about, and where we feel like we are making a difference. If you have that in […].

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A Must Read List for Growing Leaders

Leadership Freak

A client requested a list of resources I referenced in the presentation I gave last Tuesday. Here it is… The Leadership Challenge, James Kouzes and Barry Posner “The five functions of leadership.” Dare… Continue reading → Leading

How to Dominate Content Marketing in 2019

Strategy Driven

Content marketing is constantly changing, and you have to readjust your strategies if you want to stay on top of the game. While some time-tested tactics will still get you results in 2019, others could actually ruin your efforts and have you all the way back to square one.

5 Qualities You Need For Effective Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

We know that being a good leader can be the difference between whether your business sinks or swims. Owning a business is a monumental task, so cultivating the right leadership strategy is essential if you wish to create a workforce that is with you every step of the way.

More Space! More Space!

Lead Change Blog

You’ve probably heard the story of the person who visits a guru, seeking wisdom. As the visitor chatters on, the guru pours tea in a cup. The visitor keeps talking and the guru keeps pouring until the tea is running over the sides of the cup. cries the visitor. There’s no more room in the cup!”. The guru tells the visitor that the cup is like the visitor’s mind. If there is no space, you can’t add more ideas or wisdom.

If an Onboarding Plan is NOT Your Greatest Challenge with New Teammates, What Is?

Great Results Team Building

As a team leader or member, one of the greatest challenges you have is welcoming a new teammate and “showing them the ropes.”. But onboarding is NOT the most important part of bringing in someone new.

An Incredible Meeting Agenda Any Leader Can Use

Leadership Freak

Lousy meetings are the rule – vibrant meetings the exception. In an ideal world, meeting-agendas arrive the day before the meeting. But you don’t live in an ideal world. Spontaneous agendas result in… Continue reading → Leading Meetings and agendas Meetings

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Keeping the Workflow Going: 9 Common Pitfalls of IT Project Management

Strategy Driven

Many IT executives moan about mismanagement in so many projects. In fact, even with project management applications, IT projects often end up taking much longer than anticipated and going beyond the budget.

Lessons in leadership from a surprising source

Aspire-CS

A year ago, I bought a bucket list item: my first fully digital camera and all the gear to go with it. This was a considerable step up from the point and shoot and cell phone photography I’d been used to. So I took basic photography classes and some that were a bit more advanced.

Navigate Your Way Through Relationships

Lead Change Blog

“Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” — Stephen Covey. I remember a short story with a beautiful message on relationships. A little girl and her father were crossing a bridge. Father was kind of scared so he asked his little daughter, “Sweetheart, please hold my hand so that you don’t fall into the river.” ” The little girl said, “No, Dad.

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Goodness, Delivered Daily

Kevin Eikenberry

I agree with most people on the validity of the old computer axiom: garbage in, garbage out. But I prefer talking about it a different way: goodness in, goodness out.

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SEO vs PPC – Six Important Factors

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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How To Run A More Successful Business

Strategy Driven

If you’re a business owner, then it’s likely you’re always trying to think of ways for how you can be and do better in your role. The following advice is going to help you focus on the right elements so you can run a more successful business.

Top Five Books For Your Must Read List

Leadership Freak

Last Friday I published a long list of books that I referenced in a recent presentation. A reader asked if I might narrow the list. Here are my top five recommendations from that… Continue reading → Leading

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How Great Leaders Create Engaging Cultures That Maximize Results

Michael Lee Stallard

Podcast Appearance on the LEADx Leadership Podcast with Kevin Kruse Recently, Kevin Kruse, host of the LEADx Leadership show podcast, featured a webinar I created with the LEADx team in one of the show’s episodes. Kevin is a New York Times bestselling author and Inc. 500 entrepreneur who providers listeners with advice from top leadership experts in a format suited for a busy professional’s daily commute.

A Remarkably Easy Way to Get Better Customer Feedback

Let's Grow Leaders

Do you have a good way to tap into the customer feedback your employees are hearing every day? Are your frontline employees trained and equipt to be true customer advocates? Do they feel like their voice is being heard? If you’ve been […].

How to Get Your Start in the Property Development Industry

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

2019 Cyber Security Statistics

Strategy Driven

Cyber security challenges are not just limited to large banks, credit bureaus, utilities, or other critical entities, they effect all businesses. The infographic below, presented by techjury , reveals the cyber security statistics for 2019. Republished with permission from techjury.

How to Avoid Distraction and Focus on Real Issues

Leadership Freak

Mary* approached, after a recent presentation and said, “I wanted to hear more about dealing with your inner critic.” She could have said: You should talk more about managing your inner critic. Why… Continue reading → compassion Conflict resolution Mistakes Personal Growth Trust vulnerability Communication Feedback Leadership Development organizational success Questions

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Face-To-Face Communication: 6 Reasons to Lead in Person

leaderCommunicator

We all know how technology enables communication – email, voicemail, text message, instant message, Twitter. the list goes on. There are more than enough ways to communicate, and too often they add up to message overload for employees.