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Influence: Never Underestimate Your Impact

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”. Leo Buscaglia. One day, it hits you. You realize that you wish you had done things differently.

Business Wisdom Learned From Bomb Squad Experts And Their Commanders

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.” ” Albert Einstein. Extremely well trained. Reliably successful in highly dangerous environments. Superior situational awareness. Disciplined mental toughness. Sharpened self-control.

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Effective Leadership requires Key Ingredients

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The more humble and transparent a leader is, the more effective he or she will be. Michael Hyatt. Across my leadership journey, I have worked with and for many leaders. Some were very good, some good, and some not-so-good. As I have reflected on each of those experiences, I recognized traits, skills, or abilities that each leader either possessed or was lacking. I came to identify these items as the “Key Ingredients” of a leader.

Passing the Baton: Leadership in Transition

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“For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is saved.” ” Benjamin Franklin. So you’ve been leading your organization for a year or two, maybe more, and now it’s time to turn over your pride and joy to another leader. You’ve given it everything you’ve got, as you poured your heart and soul into this organization striving to lead your team to new heights. Don’t worry, life will continue for your organization and the team you had the honor to serve with.

CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

How Well Are You Leveraging The Different Thinking Styles Of Your Teams

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“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” ” Helen Keller. Whether we’re at work or at home, to varying degrees, those around us don’t value or see events, situations or issues the we do or in the ways we prefer they would. Chris R. Stricklin, writes in his most recent published Forbes piece, “ Seven Lessons On Building Elite Teams For Disruptive Innovation ,” that the first lesson in building elite teams is to “demand diversity of thought.”.

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Applying Leadership by the Numbers

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“Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers who can cut through argument, debate and doubt to offer a solution everybody can understand.” Colin Powell. Successful organizations possess numerous attributes that distinguish them from their competitors. Leadership is the key component that contributes to the success of these effective teams.

Happy 69th Birthday to the United States Air Force!

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “I AM AN AMERICAN AIRMAN. I AM A WARRIOR. I HAVE ANSWERED MY NATION’S CALL.” ” The Airman’s Creed. Happy 69th Birthday to the U.S. Air Force!

Veterans Day – Solemnly Remember

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Armistice Day parade – 1929 – Boston (Source: Boston Public Library). “…solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom.”. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

End Meeting Nightmares: Manage Results, Not Activity

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost.” ” Unknown. Want to review housekeeping details weekly? Open a maid services franchise. Admit what you already know: Your meetings are ineffective. Admit what you know. You’re people know your/their meetings are ineffective. Admit what you know.

Construction or Demolition

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “If If your action inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader”. John Quincy Adams. Anyone following the news these days is painfully aware of the divisiveness plaguing politics.

How to Build the Ideal HR Team (with Limited Time, Budget and Resources)

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when you have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

The Leadership Experience

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“There is something in you that you have to offer other people that is refreshing to them because it represents something that they don’t have. Finding your confidence in that is much more valuable than trying to compensate by pretending to be efficient in areas that you are not. Steven Furtick. I find that observing the challenges of my children offers some very good insights into relationships and leadership.

Happy Thanksgiving from GeneralLeadership.com

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“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” ” Meister Eckhart. In 1863, in the midst of a Civil War that had been raging for more than two years and shortly following the Union victories at Vicksburg and Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation to Americans: “Set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving.” ” .

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Bridging the Divide

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one we intend to win.”

Why Less is Best

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “If If you seek tranquility, do less. Or (more accurately) do what’s essential?—?what what the logos of a social being requires, and in the requisite way. Which brings a double satisfaction: To do Less, Better.”. Marcus Aurelius. We live in a world of unprecedented opportunity.

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Leading Teams to Greatness – Part 2

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.”. General George S. Patton. After all the instruction and practice on the beach, it was time to actually put my board into the ocean and paddle out to the break.

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How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work (Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive)

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

Stand Out Among Your Peers

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “Why fit in, when you were born to stand out?” ” Dr. Seuss. It can be difficult to be recognized for your strengths, contributions, and abilities when working as a leader. Often times, we are one of many leaders, and our peer group can be very competitive and of very high quality.

Secret Traits Of Championship Teams

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Nobody wants to hear how rough the water is, just get in the boat and start rowing.”. …At least that’s what my little league coach used to tell us kids. We were the original Bad News Bears, but we ended up in first place anyway. Since then I’ve been fortunate enough to be part of many, many more outstanding teams and organizations.

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Tune-In Tonight – 9pm Eastern – SiriusXM Radio Ch125

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Turn your radio dials to SiriusXM Channel 125 tonight at 9pm Eastern (6pm Pacific) for the #GeneralLeadership Hour on the David Webb Show! On the first Wednesday of every month, we strive to bring you the opportunity to engage with our team and our guests virtually and on-the-air with the radio program and live Twitter stream.

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Language as a Leadership Tool?

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “ Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man.” ” Martin Heidegger. Are you a leader? If you are, it is time to look at how you and those around you use language, because language is one of your fundamental tools.

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How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work: Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

Business Management Lessons from a San Francisco Bus Driver

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“Finding a good bus driver can be as important as finding a good musician.” ” Reba McEntire. If you’ve ever been to Pacific Heights area of San Francisco, California, you know the charm of Fillmore Street. This boutique chic, street is quintessentially SF trendy and has been for decades. If you know the street, you know Blue Bottle Coffee on the corner of Fillmore and Jackson. The place is the intersection of chic and coffee.

Happy 241st Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “Admiration of the Nation. We’re the finest ever seen. And we glory in the title. Of United States Marines” Early words to the last stanza of the first verse of the “Marines’ Hymn”. Happy 241st Birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps!

Leaders Understand Generations

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “They criticize our generation, but they forget who raised it.” ” Anonymous. In today’s workforce we have four generations of workers. Effective leaders understand the perspectives, values, and paradigms that shape each generation and the all-encompassing and frequently discussed subject of generational leadership.

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7 Skills for Becoming An Emotionally Intelligent Leader

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “If If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.”. Daniel Goleman.

Paycor CFO Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 Finance and HR leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

It’s your stage, what do you do with it?

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“Be enthusiastic as a leader. You can’t light a fire with a wet match.”. Author Unknown. It’s your stage, what do you do with it? As leaders, we are out in front of our organizations and they take cues from us. Our language, body language, and how we discuss and frame challenges can have a big effect on the culture and morale of the organization. I believe it is necessary for a leader to be able present themselves in a positive and constructive way, despite the challenges.

Self-Awareness as an Organizational Leadership Tool

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “ The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others.”. Erik Erikson. It is very important for a leader to know their natural leadership tendencies. It is equally important that the leader share these tendencies with their leadership team.

The 5 C’s of Passion Driven Leadership

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Nothing great was ever achieved without passion.”. Ralph Waldo Emerson. I had the distinguished honor of giving the keynote address this week at the mid winter conference for the Utah Association of Middle and High School Principals. What a pleasure it was to be in the presence of such passionate and dedicated leaders.

A Leader’s Words

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall” Oliver Wendell Holmes. Since the political season has kicked off across our country, these three simple words have been in the forefront of my brain.

Paycor HR Leaders Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 HR and Finance leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

It’s Time for a Leadership Checkup!

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There are times in your leadership adventure when you need to take some time and perform a Leadership Check-up. The check-up I am discussing is a little more than a quick peek under the hood…it is an honest conversation with the leader in the mirror and maybe a few others too. Everything in life requires observation, analysis, inspection, and often some adjustment. I propose that a leader is no different.

Leadership Can Be Destructive

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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. I mean this in the sense that poor, weak, or harmful leaders exist and can do great and lasting damage, not only to the organization but most importantly, to the people.

Veterans Day – Solemnly Remember

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Armistice Day parade – 1929 – Boston (Source: Boston Public Library). “…solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom.”. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

How Do You Listen as a Leader?

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.” ” Winston Churchill. How do you listen as a leader? Have you ever really spent much time as a leader thinking about how you listen? A huge part of your success is determined by how you listen.

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Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

Veterans Day – Solemnly Remember

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Armistice Day parade – 1929 – Boston (Source: Boston Public Library). “…solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom.”. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Time Waits for Nobody

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.”. Abraham Lincoln. Growing up my Grandfather always said, “Time waits for no one”. In 1979, Grandpa was forty-eight years my senior, so naturally his words went in one ear and out the other.

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Three Critical Questions for Strategic Planning

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. Henry Ford. As a freshman engineering student, I remember vividly the day my professor announced we needed to know the answer before we performed the calculations. What in blazes does he mean? I thought to myself.

4 Components of Leadership Effectiveness

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GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. Become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily; even if you had no title or position.”. Brian Tracy. When one talks about being successful at leading people and resources, they really mean being effective. It’s impossible to have one without the other.

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.