Leading with Trust

What it Takes to be a Great Teammate

Leading with Trust

Photo by Perry Grone on Unsplash. I was following the college baseball World Series a few weeks ago because my beloved Michigan Wolverines were in the final against Vanderbilt.

Strong Winds Make Strong Trees – 3 Ways to Develop Resilient Team Members

Leading with Trust

My little tree growing strong without the help of a stake. A few years ago, my father-in-law passed away after a prolonged battle with cancer. My wife decided that she wanted to plant a tree in our backyard as a way for us to remember the good memories of his life.

5 Ways Servant Leaders Stand Out From The Crowd

Leading with Trust

Let’s imagine for a moment that you are a scientist running a grand experiment on leadership. Your laboratory is an organization with hundreds of leaders at varying levels, and with technology, you can watch and listen to them 24-hours a day over an extend period of time.

4 Principles for Building Trust in a VUCA World

Leading with Trust

Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity…over the last several years, the term VUCA has gained momentum in everyday life as a way to describe the fast-changing, chaotic, and unpredictable global environment in which we live and do business.

How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

Think You’re Wise in Your Own Eyes? 4 Steps to Develop Leadership Humility

Leading with Trust

Leaders who are wise in their own eyes seem to be the ones who get the most attention in our world. They’re the outspoken, big personality, larger-than-life characters who always seem absolutely convinced of their own wisdom despite any evidence to the contrary.

7 Ways to Tell If You’re a Boss or a Leader

Leading with Trust

“You’re not the boss of me!” That was the phrase my younger sister would frequently yell at me during our youth when I was being the domineering big brother. If you’ve had kids, been around kids, or were a kid (that qualifies all of us), then you’ve probably heard the phrase too.

4 Steps to Break Out of Your Leadership Prison Cell

Leading with Trust

I recently spent time at Alcatraz…as a tourist, of course. The old federal penitentiary hasn’t housed prisoners since 1963.

3 Reasons Why Leaders Should Pause and Take Notice

Leading with Trust

I have to admit, it’s easy for me not to notice. I get focused on my own goals and priorities and everything else around me seems to fade from view.

Confronting Poor Performance is a “Moment of Trust” – 5 Steps for Success

Leading with Trust

Addressing poor performance with an employee presents a leader with a “moment of trust” – an opportunity to either build or erode trust in the relationship. If you handle the situation with competence and care, the level of trust in your relationship can take a leap forward.

Does Being a Naysayer Make You a More Powerful Leader?

Leading with Trust

If you’ve ever wondered why so many negative and critical leaders seem to rise to power, recent research sheds a little light on the cause.

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5 Step Guide to Personal Development Plans

Great HR leaders are continually looking for new ways to develop their people and build companies that people want to work for. A well-considered Personal Development Plan (PDP) is one huge part of that. Download Paycor's guide today, and learn new tips and best practices to help create effective development plans for your people.

9 Warning Signs of a Failing Employee

Leading with Trust

“I’m sorry, we need to let you go.”. Oomph! Those words feel like a punch to the gut of the employee on the receiving end, and for the leader delivering the bad news, those words create anxiety and many sleepless nights leading up to that difficult conversation.

Rising Above the Mob: 5 Leadership Lessons from 1 Hawk and 3 Crows

Leading with Trust

A few days ago I was tidying up the back yard when the noise of several crows caught my attention. That’s not out of the ordinary for my neighborhood. Although I haven’t done an official tally, I’m pretty sure the ratio of crows to humans is 1:1 in my neck of the woods.

Just OK is not OK When it Comes to Being Trustworthy

Leading with Trust

When it comes to trustworthiness, being just OK is not OK. You may have seen any number of AT&T’s “just OK is not OK” series of commercials touting their wireless network. Well, I’m a fan of creative and funny TV commercials, and t he first time I saw one of these I immediately saw the connection to trust. . People form perceptions of our trustworthiness based on our behavior. Acting in trustworthy ways creates the condition of trust in our relationships.

Jerry Colonna on True Grit and Other Advice for Leaders

Leading Blog

J ERRY COLONNA helps start-up CEOs make peace with their demons, the psychological habits and behavioral patterns that have helped them to succeed—molding them into highly accomplished individuals—yet have been detrimental to their relationships and ultimate well-being.

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Exploring Your Internal Landscape

Leading Blog

T HE CHANGING ORGANIZATIONAL and leadership environment is changing at such a pace that leaders need to develop quickly. Coaching, more than training, focuses on an individual’s specific development needs. Technical skills and talents aside, how we lead is a product of who we are.

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.

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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6 Ways to Just Say No to Stress

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Janelle Bruland: There is a growing epidemic that is killing us as leaders, and it’s completely curable. Our culture is filled with more anxiety and stress than ever. None of us were built to handle what we are all dealing with on a daily basis.

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Employee Engagement 101: Ask the Holy Question

Leading Blog

H AVE YOU EVER heard a front-line worker say, “I can’t wait to make more money for our shareholders today!” In all my years as a consultant, I haven’t either. It doesn’t matter what your company peddles.

Consultants: Resistance Is Futile

N2Growth Blog

When you look back on your career, you remember the jobs you took, the jobs you declined, the opportunities realized and the opportunities lost. You remember the special people along the way; the great bosses, mentors, coaches and the lifelong friends. You also remember the Consultants.

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.

Test Your Vision: A Resource for Leaders

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Leaders lose credibility when they put out a vision statement that is boring or turns people off. Use this vision test to make sure your vision is not simply a wall decoration. The post Test Your Vision: A Resource for Leaders appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

The 24 Hour Rule: Is Your Current Pace Sustainable?

Leading Blog

A S LEADERS, we can and do introduce stress into the workplace. Charles Fred initiated a study of over 4000 post-startup business to find out why, after they had experienced early growth, had stagnated.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Toy Story 4

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Toy Story has been a favorite movie of mine for as long as I can remember. Watching the story of toys come to life reminds me of childhood and how I used to play with toys. I’m sure I imagine I used to think my toys could come to life when I wasn’t around.

How to Build a Resilient Company Culture That Will Help Every Employee Thrive

N2Growth Blog

A resilient culture is built one person at a time, winning companies cultivate cultures that enable their people to develop the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties.

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.

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.

How to Stop Wasting People’s Courage

Let's Grow Leaders

Eliminate courage sinkholes to energize your team When you think about inspiring courage at work, what comes to mind? Encouraging your team to… Speak their truth in meetings? Challenge your thinking? Share new ideas? Question the way we’ve always done it? Find […].

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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.

Hard Stops Aren’t Just Red Lights

Lead Change Blog

No one likes when the light at the intersection turns from green to yellow. It sends adrenaline coursing through veins. In a split second, several questions race through the mind: “Do I gun it and go through? Do I slam on my breaks? Is it clear ahead? Are cops around? Is this the intersection with the traffic camera?”. The anticipation of a hard stop doesn’t make everyone panic, but if your anxiety level doesn’t spike some, you need your heart checked.

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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.

Grace: A Leader's Guide to a Better Us

Leading Blog

G RACE, a concept present in all of the world’s major religions, has a divine meaning. Grace, in a secular sense—that is on a human level—is about perspective. A perspective larger than ourselves. A perspective that reaches to a purpose beyond who we are alone. In short, our connectedness.

Influence: Never Underestimate Your Impact

General Leadership

GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link].

How to Use Mental Imagery to Achieve Your Goals

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Olympic athletes use mental imagery to help them win the gold. These 6 tips show how to use mental imagery to acheive your goals. The post How to Use Mental Imagery to Achieve Your Goals appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

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The Last Step In The Journey To Leadership Greatness

Terry Starbucker

As a good more human leader, you’ve framed your vision, set your strategy, built your model, hired your team, designed your processes, set expectations, established a culture of accountability , and pushed confidently forward on executing your path to success.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Spider-Man: Far From Home

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Tom Holland returns to the fun role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Spider-Man: Far From Home picks up shortly after the recent Avengers: Endgame movie. Peter Parker is still reeling from the aftermath of Endgame.

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.

Let It Go

Joseph Lalonde

Every person has been hurt at one point or another in their lives. Some people will hold onto these hurts longer than they should. I know… I was one of those people. Our past hurts will hurt us as long as we let them.

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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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Choose Change!

Lead Change Blog

Common mistakes when wanting to change organizational culture are: thinking that publishing a code of conduct is enough; explaining and coercing; only doing a communication campaign with posters, etc.; and giving employees a (communication) training or a team-building session. Invest in Change. Any change, let alone cultural change, needs time to sink in and daily attention until it becomes the new habit. Change also requires role models (or change ambassadors ) and organizational facilitation.

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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