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Let’s Not Kid Ourselves – The Debate Over Hybrid Work Comes Down to Trust

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In my line of work, I get the opportunity to interact with leaders from a wide variety of organizations from a diverse range industries, including government and non-profits. A common factor that most are dealing with right now is adjusting to the new world of hybrid work.

5 Ways to Lead with Empathy

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People want an empathetic leader. Many managers strive to be one. But ask someone to define the term, and you’re likely to be met with silence. Let’s start with the definition.

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8 Steps for Dealing with An Underperforming Employee

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Talking with team members about their performance challenges typically falls in the category of “least favorite” managerial tasks, along with things such as budgeting, attending all-day meetings, and completing performance reviews.

4 Tips for Being a Trusted Servant Leader in a Toxic Culture

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“How do you practice servant leadership and build trust in a toxic culture where servant leadership isn’t valued, and can even be looked upon as being a weakness?”

HR in 2023: Survey Insights and Predictions

Nearly 6,000 people weighed in on the future of HR. Here’s what they said….

The 4 Letter Word Leaders Need to Use More Often at Work

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There are a few four-letter words that leaders would like to use more at work. You can probably guess the words I’m thinking of because you’ve almost certainly wanted to use them yourself! (Or Or perhaps you have…or do!).

Do You Trust Your Team Enough to Go on Vacation?

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Trust never takes a vacation. When you go on holiday this summer, will you be preoccupied with how things are going at work? Do you have low trust in your team’s ability to manage without you?

It’s Time to Turn Your Leadership Inside Out and Upside Down

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Life has been turned inside out and upside down the last few years, hasn’t it?

Does Forgiveness Need To Be Earned?

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While watching a college basketball game today, I saw this statement in the scrolling news ticker at the bottom of the television screen: “From our conversations, he understands that forgiveness must be earned, and he is willing to work for it.” ” Uh…what?

Your Return-to-Office Strategy Is an Opportunity to Build Trust With Employees

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Enjoy this article that was recently published in Ignite! , the newsletter of The Ken Blanchard Companies. I was interviewed about the opportunity to build trust as organizations develop plans to return workers to the office.

Simple Truths of Leadership Turn Common Sense into Common Practice

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Leadership is a complex endeavor, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. We often tend to make things more complicated than they need to be and that’s true in the field of leadership.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

You Can Lead…Believe It! (free book giveaway)

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Leave a comment on this guest post by Jim Dittmar and John Stanko to be eligible for for one of three complimentary copies of their new book, “The LEADERS Model: Essential Practices for Today’s Leaders.” ” Deadline for entry is February 22, 2022.

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The Fickle Nature of Good Character and Trust

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The following article is a guest post from my friend and colleague, Brock Brown. Brock is a Channel Partner with The Ken Blanchard Companies, an executive leadership coach, servant leader, and a man of integrity.

5 Commonsense but Uncommon Practices of Successful Leaders

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Effective leadership is an influence process where leaders implement everyday, commonsense approaches that help people and organizations thrive. Yet somehow, many of these fundamental principles are still missing from most workplaces.

Grading Will Smith’s Apology to Chris Rock

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The slap heard around the world, otherwise known as Will Smith smacking Chris Rock in the face at Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony after Rock made a joke at the expense of Smith’s wife, has been the buzz of social media and pop culture.

How to Talk About Your Crummy Ex-Employer in a Job Interview

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My colleague, Madeleine Blanchard , writes a regular column for the LeaderChat blog titled, “Ask Madeleine.”

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

Vote for Trust – 4 Signs of a Politician’s Trustworthiness

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A trustworthy politician…some might say, “Is there such a thing?” ” Listening to the rhetoric of this year’s presidential election would make one think neither of the two major party candidates has a trustworthy bone in their body.

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I’ve Led Hybrid Teams for 15 Years – Here’s the Truth About What Works

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Many organizations are embracing hybrid teams (a mixture of onsite and remote employees) as a model of working in the post-COVID19 world. Hybrid teams are not new, but this model of working is new to many organizations and leaders.

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The Answer to This One Question Reveals Your Success as a Leader

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Judging the performance of a leader can be tricky. One person’s notion of a successful leader can be the polar opposite of another’s. It’s hard to agree upon a common definition of leadership, much less the definition of success. Do you define a leader’s success as hitting the revenue goal?

Use This Survey to Conduct a Trust Tune-Up with Your Team

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If you’re like millions of other people, you’ve been working remotely part or full-time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How to Write OKRs: 45 Effective Examples

Many companies are embracing objectives and key results (OKRs) as the best practice for committing to goals and following through. Objectives are outcomes that reflect current company priorities. Each employee should write OKRs that roll up to larger company goals.

Build Trust by Sitting on The Same Side of The Table

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By their very nature, unionized workplaces and industries often promote a culture of distrust between stakeholders.

The 2 Behaviors That Sabotage Team Communication

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In my previous article I wrote about the conversational “sweet spot” that unlocks team performance. The sweet spot is defined as the balance of candor and curiosity in team discussions.

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The 4 Skills That Allow Your Team to Discuss The Most Difficult Issues

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In my last two articles, I’ve explored the concept of a team’s Conversational Capacity ®. Conversational capacity is the ability to have open, balanced, non-defensive dialogue about tough subjects and in challenging circumstances.

The 2 Factors That Drive Powerful and Productive Team Conversations

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It’s ok, you can admit it. We’ve all been there. Working in teams can be incredibly frustrating. Whether it was in school, work, or a community organization, you’ve probably had a dysfunctional team experience. It’s that team who can never seem to productively discuss challenging topics.

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

6 Ways Leaders Build Trust During Change

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Photo by Ross Findon on Unsplash. Death and taxes have traditionally been viewed as the two guarantees in life, but I think a third item has officially made the list: change. The pace of change accelerates with each passing, day, month, and year.

4 Ways Managers Cheat Their Employees

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The legendary college football coach Woody Hayes once said there were four ways he could cheat his players: do for them what they can do for themselves, allow them to get by on less than their best effort, allow them to believe their athletic talent is the only education they will need, and allow them to believe that football makes them privileged.

Are You a Serving or a Self-Serving Leader? (free eBook)

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Effective leadership comes down to implementing everyday, commonsense practices to help organizations thrive—and yet so many leaders are still missing these fundamental principles from their personal and professional lives.

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5 Strategies for Building High Trust, High Performing Teams

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Growing up playing sports, coaching my kids’ sports teams, and being a sports fan in general has taught me numerous lessons about life and leadership.

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12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

4 Critical Needs of Employees During Coronavirus Lockdown

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Thanks to Tanmay Vora at QAspire.com for the sketchnote. Now, more than ever, people need leaders to step up and lead from the heart.

You’ve Got to Give It to Get It

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While teaching a class this past week on Building Trust , I found myself giving the participants this admonishment: “Just like anything in life, you’re going to get out of this what you put into it.”.

4 Areas to Address in Your Coronavirus Working Virtually Strategy

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Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels.com. The desire to contain the spread and impact of the COVID-19 virus has led many organizations to require their employees to work from home. For some, working virtually isn’t a big change.

3 Keys to Becoming a Better Coach

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Coaching has become a ubiquitous term these days in the field of leadership. It can mean anything from giving advice, teaching, encouraging, training, mentoring, or even using a specific leadership style that incorporates a defined set of behaviors.

The Power of Conversation Intelligence

This eBook will answer all your questions and more on Conversation Intelligence (CI) by providing a complete overview and its need in Revenue organizations - delivering impact from your Sales Development Representatives all the way to the C-Suite.

Newly Promoted Manager? Here are 10 Must-Have Items for Your Survival Kit

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Perhaps the new year has started off with you being promoted into a managerial role for the first time. If so, congratulations! Stepping into a management role for the first time is a daunting task for anyone.

Does Your Team Know What You Want? Clarify Your Intent with These 4 Steps

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The turning of the calendar page from one year to the next is an opportunity to start the new year with a clear and focused plan for your team or organization.

3 Assumptions That Keep Leaders from Building Trust

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Building and maintaining trust is an issue that most leaders agree is critically important, but few have a plan to achieve it.

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The Answers to These 4 Questions Will Define Your COVID-19 Leadership Legacy

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Have you given much thought to how you will be remembered as a leader after the COVID-19 pandemic has passed? If you’ve been fortunate enough to not be laid off or furloughed, you’ve probably spent the last several weeks just trying to keep your organization afloat.

The First 90 Days: Onboarding Checklist

Connect with your people from day one with this development and engagement checklist.