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Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Jackie Chan’s The Foreigner

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Jackie Chan is inspiring. At 63 years old, Chan will put younger men to shame in the action and stunts he will do in his movies. The Foreigner (based on the book The Chinaman ) is Jackie Chan’s latest U.S. release.

12 Ways to Make Yourself A Valuable Team Member

Ron Edmondson

A young man came to me once seeking advice for starting a new position. He wanted to know how he could set himself apart and make himself a valuable team member. I loved the question. It showed intentionality and purpose on his part.

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When Only the Senior Leader Fully Understands

Ron Edmondson

I was once talking with a young pastor having to make some hard decisions in his church. He was praying, seeking wisdom from other pastors and leaders, and allowing input from the church. He felt confident he was making the right decisions for the life of the church at the time.

3 Ways to Build Trust and Gain Followership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Tarra Mitchell : If we want our teams to follow us willingly, they first need to trust us. To gain trust, we have to learn to connect with people in a meaningful way. People want to be seen and heard. They want to know that we will be there for them if they need us. Meaningful connection is not necessarily a natural talent that comes easily. Connecting with others requires that we get to know individual team members as people, not simply employees.

What Was Unilever Thinking?

N2Growth Blog

The PR Disaster that resulted when Unilever decided a run a Dove Soap ad on its U.S. Facebook page last Friday, that showed a black woman turning white, could have been avoided with better leadership. It’s that simple! No more discussion or debate needed.

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Really Important Personal Branding Tips For Women Entrepreneurs

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 personal branding

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Building Respect, Trust, and Authentic Connection

Lead Change Blog

I’m sure her intentions were noble, yet her actions conveyed a different message. I want to collaborate with you on a project, she wrote in an email. Let’s schedule a phone conversation. Her assistant set up the call, which lasted less than 10 minutes.

Are you a horrible boss?

Survive Your Promotion

In this video I talk about the five kinds of horrible bosses, and what makes ordinarily smart, nice people turn into terrible managers.

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7 Lazy Leadership Practices

Ron Edmondson

Whoever is lazy regarding his work is also a brother to the master of destruction. Proverbs 18:9. Laziness is a sin. It’s also annoying. And, ineffective in leadership. The fact is, however, many of us have some lazy tendencies when it comes to leadership. I do at times.

Overcoming the Tendency to Micromanage

Kevin Eikenberry

Micromanagement. The word creates emotion in most anyone who has ever worked a day in their life. Most have been micromanaged, and none liked it. Few call themselves micromanagers, and even fewer want to do it; yet they often don’t realize when they are doing it.

Interrupt Peer Pressure to Allow Culture Change

Change Starts Here

The culture of an organization is commonly defined as “the way we do things around here.” More accurately, it’s also “the way we don’t do things around here.” Culture is the set of unwritten rules for how people should act, and is reinforced by correcting how people shouldn’t act. Influence

Would You Hire You

Leadership Freak

If we aren’t careful, as time passes, leaders expect more from others and less from themselves. Would you hire you, if you interviewed yourself? You expect the people you interview to answer important… Continue reading → Personal Growth Growth Leadership Leadership Development

Sometimes a breath, a decision, and a stand is all you need to do to get back to you.

Anese Cavanaugh

I've been on a special type of sabbatical for the last 2 months, a "formal reboot" of sorts. A ton has happened.

How to Handle those Tough Performance Conversations

Lead Change Blog

For a couple of decades, I began every supervisory skills class by asking the participants what they wanted to learn most. How to talk to team members about behavior and performance” was always at the top of the list. Here’s what you need to know if you want to do that part of your job well.

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Change Starts Within You: Unlock the Confidence to Lead with Intuition

Kevin Eikenberry

by Cortney McDermott This is a small book, that you could probably read in 20 minutes. And if you did read it in 20 minutes, you would get some value. But as the title says, change starts within you. And the 20-minute read doesn’t allow the book to get within you in a way that […].

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Weekly Round-Up: 60 Personal Effectiveness Tips, 6 Executive Communication Tips, How Not to Hate Change, Set Yourself Apart, & 7 Fears to Overcome

leaderCommunicator

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts. 60 Personal Effectiveness Tips From World-Class Experts By Richard Medcalf ( @rmedcalf ), Quadrant “Effectiveness is more than productivity.

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4 Ways to Get the Most from Sadness

Leadership Freak

Any leader who is upbeat all the time, in my opinion, is out of touch or faking it. Real leaders have real feelings. You might see the good in failure. But you don’t… Continue reading → Failure Marks of leaders Personal Growth Growth Leadership Leadership Development organizational success

10 Questions Managers Should Ask When Their Team Won’t Listen

Let's Grow Leaders

One of the most challenging management experiences you’ll encounter is when it feels like your team won’t listen. You share your vision of the future, what the team’s capable of achieving…and are met with shrugs and silent stares. You share a new […]. Communication Winning Well communication credibility influence leadership listening management vision

4 Steps To Move Past Setbacks And Drive Success

Tanveer Naseer

In today’s faster-paced, interconnected global environment, there’s no question that there are greater demands on leaders in terms of what they need to deliver. And those demands become more apparent when an organization suffers a setback in achieving its long-term goals.

Never Say Die

Coaching Tip

Nothing builds confidence like success. The tougher the problems and the more of them we solve, the greater our confidence becomes. That's the paradox of success in action. As our team racks up success after success, we understandably develop a strong can-do attitude, both as individuals and as a team. Unintended Consequences. No good goes unpunished, as the saying goes, and there are some things to keep in mind while evolving a team into this kind of leadership environment. .

Empower Others and Help Them Believe in Themselves – Courageous Communicator Quest Challenge 13

leaderCommunicator

You made it! From the last Challenge – Give Others Feedback and Be Open to Input – how did your employees respond to your feedback? Were you open to their feedback as well? Effective feedback is a powerful learning experience for everyone involved. When done well, it can only move us forward.

3 Ways to Energize Employees

Leadership Freak

Treat people like tools – they act like zombies. Machines get things done, but people have heart. What are you really doing? Tee-ball: The tee-ball coach is teaching Freddie to hit the ball… Continue reading → Motivation Passion Personal Growth Taking others higher Coaching Leadership Leadership Development

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10 Things Every Team Leader Needs to Know

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Want to build a high performance team – where the team consistently achieves its goals and where team members are proud to be members? It’s not that hard, but you won’t get far if you just try to “wing it.” ” These are 10 things every team leader needs to know.

Preview Thursday: It All Matters

Lead Change Blog

The following post is a preview excerpt from the introduction of It All Matters by Paul Cummings. A Moment in Time. While sitting at a picnic table with my grandfather, George W. Cummings Sr., in Conway, Arkansas, on a beautiful summer day, one conversation completely changed the course of my life.

RSS feed for Management Improvement Blog Posts

Curious Cat

I have created a RSS feed for select blog posts from the start of the Curious Cat Management Improvement blog in 2004 (as well as other posts I have made on management improvement on other blogs). Subscribe to the John Hunter management improvement RSS feed.

It’s Time To Do a Better Job Telling Your Company Story – Guest Blogger Meg McSherry Breslin

leaderCommunicator

Company “profiles” are everywhere today – on corporate websites, in job postings, and on social media sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook. With one click of the “About Us” link, anyone, anywhere can hear your company story. So why are so many stories and profiles so weak, so boring and uninspired?

4 Questions in 4 Days that Strengthen Teams and Elevate Performance

Leadership Freak

It’s Monday morning in the U.S. Apologies to everyone who is a day ahead of us.) I’m posting 4 questions in four days that enable leaders to strengthen teams and elevate performance. Tantrums:… Continue reading → Feedback Marks of leaders Taking others higher Leadership Development organizational success

Things to Know When Choosing Big Data Solution Providers

Women on Business

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A Gift of Time

Lead Change Blog

Time, in my opinion, is one of the most precious commodities. It waits for no one. When it passes, you cannot bring it back. In essence, there is no rewind and there is no way of pausing it. You have a choice to stay in the moment or let it go by.

5 Top Leadership Articles for the Week of October 9, 2017

Let's Grow Leaders

Each week I read leadership articles from various online resources and share them across social media. Here are the five leadership articles readers found most valuable last week. Click on the title of the article to read the full text. I have […]. Winning Well

Heads Up Leadership: The Value of Perspective

Survive Your Promotion

We’re all busy people, and it’s easy to get spend most of our days with our heads down, just focusing on pushing through our task lists. But unfortunately, when we spend too much time grinding through our to-do lists, we tend to lose perspective. What’s perspective? See the big picture : You need to understand what your company does and what your boss does. Get to know why customers buy your product.

Solution Saturday: Should I Confront the Golden Boys

Leadership Freak

Dear Dan, Love your Leadership Freak blog. It’s always a good read with my morning coffee. A subject that I am looking to see is a situation that I am in. Situation: My… Continue reading → Culture Solution Saturday Leadership Leadership Development

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Eunice Gatheru Joins the Women on Business Contributor Team

Women on Business

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How to Handle those Tough Performance Conversations

Lead Change Blog

For a couple of decades, I began every supervisory skills class by asking the participants what they wanted to learn most. How to talk to team members about behavior and performance” was always at the top of the list. Here’s what you need to know if you want to do that part of your job well.