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4 Ways to Overcome the Danger of False Humility

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Perception is reality. All metaphysical or existential debate aside, the way people perceive you at work greatly influences the reality you’ll experience.

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What it Takes to be a Great Teammate

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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.

A Study of Over 19,000 People Reveals The 2 Most Critical Factors of Highly Engaged Employees

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ADP Research recently released the results of a massive global study on engagement that involved over 19,000 people across 19 countries and 13 industries.

25 Simple Ways to Build Trust at Work

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Most people assume that trust “just happens” in relationships.

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The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.

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

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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.

5 Ways Servant Leaders Stand Out From The Crowd

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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.

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

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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.

Show and Tell – A Game Leaders Need to Play

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Did you ever play the game Show and Tell when you were in elementary school? It wasn’t really a game in the traditional sense, but more like story-time or a group activity to help the whole class learn more about the presenter.

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The 4 Behaviors Guaranteed to Destroy Relationships

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Photo by Lukas on Pexels.com. Dr. John Gottman is world-renowned for his work on marital stability and is one of the top thought leaders in the field of marital therapy and psychology.

The 1 Thing That Makes Feedback Work and 4 Ways to Get It

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Feedback has become the dreaded and dirty “F” word at work. No one wants to receive it, most fear giving it, yet everyone needs it in order to grow and improve. So, what do we do? Abandon feedback altogether or fix the way it’s used in the workplace?

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.

4 Principles for Building Trust in a VUCA World

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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.

You Might Be A “Frankenboss” If…

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Frankenboss – noun; 1. A mean boss that terrorizes his or her employees; 2. A boss whose behavior closely resembles that of a half-brained monster; 3. A jerk.

Avoid the 1 Mistake Managers Make When Trying to be Fair

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I coached youth baseball for over 15 years, from five-year old kids to 14-year-old teenagers, and at least two things were common across all the age groups: 1) the kids always kept score, and 2) they were the first ones to remind me if I wasn’t being fair.

Never Trust, Always Verify

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Never trust, always verify. I saw this tagline recently in an advertisement for a digital security product. The company’s message was straight-forward and clear—when it comes to digital security, you should never, ever, ever trust anyone or anything. Always verify.

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5 Ways You Undermine Trust in Your Leadership

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For leaders, trust is a must. It’s the critical foundation for creating an environment where your team members can flourish, be engaged, and exercise their creativity and innovation to achieve their goals and those of the organization.

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.

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

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“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.

3 Reasons to Apologize Even if You’ve Done Nothing Wrong

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“I’m not going to apologize because I didn’t do anything wrong!” ” I remember my kids uttering that phrase a number of times when they were young, and I’ve also heard it from adults in the workplace more times than I care to remember.

4 Steps to Break Out of Your Leadership Prison Cell

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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

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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.

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.

Does Being a Naysayer Make You a More Powerful Leader?

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

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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.

9 Warning Signs of a Failing Employee

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“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

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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.

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.

Just OK is not OK When it Comes to Being Trustworthy

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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.

Robert Iger's 20 Leadership Lessons

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R OBERT IGER has worked for the same company for forty-five years: twenty-two of them at ABC, and another twenty-three at Disney, after Disney acquired ABC in 1995—the last fourteen of those years, as the CEO of Disney. He shares it all in The Ride of a Lifetime.

What Every Business Leader Needs to Know to Thrive in an Economic Downturn

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A convergence of troubling signs forecast a looming economic downturn. Many believe it’s certain that a recession is pending. Proactive business leaders aren’t worried. They see any economic change as a springboard for profitable growth and competitive advantage.

The 10 Stories Great Leaders Need to Tell

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W E KNOW GREAT STORIES are the foundation of great communication. It’s not the idea but the story about the idea that begets followers. The question is, are you telling the right story?

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.

First Look: Leadership Books for October 2019

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Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in October 2019. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases. The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek. Do you know how to play the game you’re in?

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7 Steps to Bulletproof Problem Solving

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T HE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM’S Future of Jobs Report lists complex problem-solving as the number one skill for jobs in 2020. Organizations are looking for people that can define problems and form solid creative responses. Like leaders themselves, good problem solvers are made, not born.

Stephen Schwarzman’s 25 Rules for Work & Life

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B LACKSTONE chairman, CEO, and co-founder Stephen Schwarzman has written a book about the potential that can be realized when you combine personal responsibility with ambition.

How Your Bright Shiny Objects Derail Your Team — and Damage the Business

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I N COACHING VISIONARY LEADERS, I hear a common pain point: Their team isn’t moving fast enough or focusing on the right things. As we dig deeper, however, we inevitably discover that their team isn’t the problem. Instead, it’s their own preoccupation with bright shiny objects — or what I call BSOs.

How to Humanize Leadership

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Artificial Persuasion: The Invisible Brand

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M ASS MEDIA has been replaced by mass personalization through the rise of Artificial Intelligence.

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Looking for Ways to Improve Innovation? Improvisational Comedy Can Show You How

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D ISRUPTION is happening in even the most stalwart industries, leading business leaders scrambling to create a culture of innovation in their organizations. Coming up with amazingly novel ideas isn’t an innate ability but can be a learned skill that leaders and their teams can develop.

The Optimist’s Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age

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H OW DO YOU get people to think ahead? In a time characterized by wide-ranging change, we need to think through the consequences of what we have wrought. We need to think ahead. It is reckless not to. We can’t predict the future, so it’s hard to think about the future.

First Look: Leadership Books for September 2019

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Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in September 2019. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases. Call Sign Chaos : Learning to Lead by Jim Mattis and Bing West.

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Learning to Lead with Ron Williams

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W HO IS looking out for you? “No No boss or mentor drove my success—although they did open doors for me. My success came about through a combination of hard work, continual learning, fortunate career choices, and a bit of luck—by being in the right place at the right time ,” writes Ron Williams.

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