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Why Do You Trust Some People and Mistrust Others?

Frank Sonnenberg Online

Think about why you trust some people and mistrust others. What is it about their behavior that makes you feel that way? Here are 25 ways to determine if someone should be trusted. Do these thoughts cross your mind: “I can always count on him. He’d never let me down.”.

Mental Barriers: What’s Holding You Back?

Frank Sonnenberg Online

There are plenty of things that you want in life. While you may think external events are most likely to block your success, the real culprit might be you. So many people thwart their dreams without even realizing they are doing so. What’s holding you back? 13 Mindsets That Might be Holding You Back.

You Get What You Expect

Frank Sonnenberg Online

You Get What You Expect. People adjust their behavior based on the way they see the world. Here are 11 ways that you get what you expect: If you believe today’s going to be awesome , you’re going to be happier and more productive than if you fear problems lurking around every corner.

Who’s Your Hero?

Frank Sonnenberg Online

Everybody has a hero. Who’s yours? I’m not talking about Superman, who can leap tall buildings in a single bound, or even Mother Teresa, who is larger than life. I’m talking about folks, like you and me, that you look up to. What makes them so special?

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.

What’s Your Personal Brand Worth?

Frank Sonnenberg Online

It’s a brand-new world. In the past, employees remained with their employers for life. Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics cites that full-time employees will average 11.7 jobs from ages 18 to 48.

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What’s Your Best Advice?

Frank Sonnenberg Online

If you were giving your best advice to someone who had their whole life in front of them, what would you say? The following represents some of the best advice I can give about life. My Best Advice — Ever. Own your life! If you look in the mirror and don’t like what you see, don’t blame the mirror.

How Do You React to Mistakes?

Frank Sonnenberg Online

Mistakes have a negative image. So we hide them, play the blame game, or beat ourselves up when they occur.

Are You Inflexible and Stuck in Your Ways?

Frank Sonnenberg Online

A category 4 hurricane can pack winds of up 156 miles per hour. Why do palm trees that stretch to the sky often survive hurricane-force winds, while well-built frame houses give way like toothpicks?

Is Your Confidence Turning Into Egotism?

Frank Sonnenberg Online

Do you know anyone who has a big ego? They constantly blow their own horn, fight to be the center of attention, and believe they’re always right, even when they’re not. They think they know it all, steer every conversation their way, and believe that the world revolves around them. Right?

The Costs of a Big Ego

Frank Sonnenberg Online

Being successful is great. But having a big ego can be a detriment to that success. Here are 13 costs of a big ego. Weak relationships. People with big egos can be condescending, rude, and disrespectful. Their nastiness can suck the oxygen out of a room. Shallow connections.

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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.

You Are the Captain of Your Ship

Frank Sonnenberg Online

You Are the Captain of Your Ship. The future you get depends on the choices you make. Period. No one’s going to force you to go to the gym, invest in your personal growth, or save for retirement.

Kick the Bad Habit

Frank Sonnenberg Online

Kick the Bad Habit. The first step in modifying a behavior is recognizing the issue and having a willingness to change. Here are 40 habits that may be holding you back. Do you: Take people and things for granted ? Allow yourself to get distracted by trivial things?

Is Your Glass Half-Full or Half-Empty?

Frank Sonnenberg Online

Do your days ever start off crappy? Your kid has a cold, you run into heavy traffic on your way to work, and the milk in your coffee is sour. Really? If it’s not one thing, it’s another. You get cut off by a driver, your computer goes on the fritz, or your favorite shirt gets stained. Sound familiar?

Have You Ever Been Betrayed?

Frank Sonnenberg Online

Did you ever put someone on a pedestal because she said all the right things, only to learn that her actions spoke otherwise? Did you ever associate with someone you thought was bighearted, only to learn that he just cared about himself?

You Are What You Eat … And What You Read

Frank Sonnenberg Online

To My Readers: I’m honored to republish, with permission, an article by Rodger Dean Duncan that first appeared in Forbes January 16, 2019. In it, he interviewed me about my approach to personal development. This is the first of two posts; the second half of the interview will post next week.

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.

Frank Sonnenberg On Matters That Matter

Frank Sonnenberg Online

To My Readers: I’m honored to republish, with permission, an article by Rodger Dean Duncan that first appeared in Forbes January 16, 2019. In it, he interviewed me about my approach to personal development. This is the second half of the interview.

Leadership at Scale the McKinsey Way

Leading Blog

B EFORE YOU BEGIN your next leadership development program, read this. It is not uncommon to hear leaders complain that leadership development programs are not delivering the effective leaders necessary to execute their strategies and purpose.

Sage Advice For The First-Time Leader

Terry Starbucker

Dear First-Time Leader: Congratulations! You’ve just been given a fantastic opportunity. But before you dive in, I’d like to pass along a little sage advice. I remember my first day as a leader, 35 years ago.

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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.

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.

Do You Trust Your People?

Leading Blog

T HE GREAT WRITER Ernest Hemingway once said: " The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them. ” I’ve often told people in new organizations I joined that I trust them until that trust is violated. This puts a healthy kind of pressure on them NOT to violate that trust.

10 Exceptional Strategies For Extraordinary Executives

N2Growth Blog

Most extraordinary executives would agree that business practices evolve over time, and our experiences turn into knowledge. My such experience has inspired this article, 10 exceptional strategies for extraordinary executives. As a coach, my goal is always to see my client succeed.

The Art of Servant Leadership

Lead Change Blog

By integrating the servant-led paradigm into their inner lives and professional thinking, today’s leaders can revolutionize heartless corporate strategies that reward the few at the expense of the many.

7 Principles to Lead with Imagination

Leading Blog

I MAGINATION is about seeing what others don’t see. In a disruptive world, we need leaders with more imagination. We all have the capacity for imagination and applied it has the power to unlock or fullest potential.

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Where Did Community Go?

Joseph Lalonde

One of the things that attracted me to blogging was the community. Ten years ago, commenting communities were HUGE on the blogs I would visit. I remember voraciously reading thoughts from Dan Miller, Michael Hyatt, Jon Harrison, Chris Lautsbaugh, Alex Barker, and many others.

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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?

Five Leadership Lessons: Think Like Amazon

Leading Blog

L ONG-TERM THINKING is the key to what goes on at Amazon. Jeff Bezos has said, “ What we’re really focused on is thinking long-term, putting the customer at the center of our universe and inventing. Those are the three big ideas to think long-term because a lot of invention doesn’t work.

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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Influence: Never Underestimate Your Impact

General Leadership

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How to Tackle Big Challenges in A Networked World

Leading Blog

T ACKLING THE BIG CHALLENGES when there is no single, simple, rational answer can rarely be done by a single individual or company working alone. Certainly, this is true when facing global, national, or community issues, but it is increasingly true within organizations and small groups.

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Controlling the Flow: Why Today’s Leaders Have To Be Plumbers Too

Terry Starbucker

There’s a role a leader must play that in this day and age is even more important than being a teacher or mentor. It’s the role of a plumber. Yep, a plumber. Think about this for a minute – a plumber deals with pressure and flow all the time –in this case as it pertains to water.

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What No One Tells You About Leading But You Desperately Need to Know

Let's Grow Leaders

Leading is tough enough without ignoring these critical truths. “I I wish someone would have told me some of this before I started leading. Life would have been so much easier. I bet my team wishes I knew it too.” We hear this […].

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First Look: Leadership Books for June 2019

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in June 2019. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases. The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek.

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Business Lessons from the Top 0.01%

Leading Blog

M ORE THAN 400 climbers have reached the summit of Mount Everest. There are currently 2450 active Navy Seals. 536 astronauts have journeyed into outer space. But since 1946, only 257 pilots have flown as Blue Angels. In other words, 0.01% of all U.S.

Avoiding The 5 Mistakes That Can End Your Leadership Career (before it even gets started)

Terry Starbucker

This is a cautionary tale for all aspiring leaders, and a (very painfully) true story…… “They can’t see the scoreboard? What, ARE YOU KIDDING ME????”. That was the bomb that nearly killed my leadership career, just as it was just getting started.

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The Disciplined Leader

Lead Change Blog

What do the best leaders have in common? As author of The Disciplined Leader and President of Management Action Programs, Inc. MAP), John Manning should know.

Daily Gratitude

Lead Change Blog

Gratitude is about attitude. It is the mindset you wake up with every morning and it guides your outlook on the world. I make a conscious effort to be positive and thankful for what I have. Gratitude is a conscious choice. It doesn’t just happen. You have to think and act on it. You have to take stock of your life and appreciate all the wonderful things in it. The alternative is to focus on what is not going right, which produces a gloomy outlook and attitude.

Addicted to Change

Lead Change Blog

Gonna have to face it: we’re addicted to change. I’m not a scientist or a psychologist. I define addiction my own way. You’re addicted to something when it’s not good for you, but you do it anyway. Over and over. By my definition, we’re addicted to change. Consider the experience of one of my coaching clients. He worked for a large company for seven years. In that time, the company had at least one management fad per year.

Stop Getting the Wrong Things Done

Leading Blog

T HERE IS a counterintuitive mindset behind Michael Hyatt’s productivity system. Productivity is not about doing more faster. Rather it’s about achieving more by doing less as a result of focusing on getting the right things done. It’s about what you are not doing.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Brightburn

Joseph Lalonde

The best way to describe the movie Brightburn is this: Imagine a world where Clark Kent didn’t choose a path of good and becomes Superman. Instead, he chooses a path of selfishness. He chooses to use his powers to get what he wants. The story is similar to Superman.