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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.

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.

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?

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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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.

6 Defining Values of a Leadership Culture

N2Growth Blog

Twelve years after launching culture change consulting services, I am finally sitting down to write about six defining values of a leadership culture. These are factors I’ve learned that define whether an organization can improve their Culture or not. No surprise that all six values rise and fall on leadership. Before I unpack the six values, let me paint the backdrop of how it all began. In 2006, one of my CEO clients in Sarasota, FL shared with me his annual employee engagement survey.

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.

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Leadership Lessons from a Pencil – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Today’s episode is the second in a series where I will connect weird or unusual items to leadership. And these items are coming from the challenge that I put out on our social media channels – asking our viewers to submit their suggestions for these items.

Stop Isolating Yourself

Joseph Lalonde

I’ve watched the last couple of months as the church world has been rocked by suicides from Pastors Jim Howard of Real Life Church and Andrew Stoecklein of Inland Hills Church. I’ve also heard of suicides in the business and professional worlds.

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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.

The Myth of “Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail”

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Most planning is for the best-case outcomes, ignoring the high probability that something will go wrong. Failing to plan for problems leads to disasters that could have been avoided.

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.

Getting More People To Your Store

Strategy Driven

No matter whether you own a clothing shop or an estate agency, your customers are everything and you need to do all within your capability and your budget to attract them to your store. There are lots of different methods of advertising that you can utilise.

5 Insights For the Class of 2019

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton I have a special message for our 2019 graduates. It includes five important life insights that I wish someone had shared with me when I was a new graduate beginning the next chapter of my life.

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Two Questions To Ask Every Leader You Meet

Joseph Lalonde

Grow yourself by asking the right questions. Any leader who has been around for a while will know he doesn’t have all the answers. Far from it. This is why great leaders surround themselves with people who have expertise in areas they lack.

Humility and Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies

Lead Change Blog

Wouldn’t it be lovely if humility smelled like warm chocolate chip cookies, so we could easily find ours when we lost it? A small group of us were sharing comeuppance stories—times when we’d gotten too big for our britches and had taken a big fall from grace. Betsy’s fall was the most dramatic. She’d been off-the-charts successful in her marketing job for a cosmetics company. Another company recruited her for their CMO job, complete with huge salary, signing bonus, and jaw-dropping perks.

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.

Why Going On Vacation Can Help You To Achieve Your Goals

Tanveer Naseer

The arrival of summer-like weather often leads not only to people spending more time outdoors, shaking off the dreariness of the winter months, but also discussions and planning of summer vacation breaks and spending time with family and friends away from work. Or at least it used to be. Every.

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Huge Mistakes To Avoid When Relocating Your Office

Strategy Driven

As a successful business, you will experience many exciting times during your growth and expansion. Part of this is bound to include an office move or two. Relocating your office , while a fun experience, is also a logistical nightmare.

Make Accomplishment the Goal

Kevin Eikenberry

Busy, is a four-letter word, even if it isn’t the type my mother warned me about. Generally, we feel like things are getting done when we are busy, yet “busy” is a symptom of a rampant problem – one that most people don’t even realize.

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An Exercise Guaranteed to Ignite Growth in Anyone

Leadership Freak

You need affirmation, but if you want to grow, seek discomfort. Comfort affirms. Discomfort transforms. Today’s challenge is as difficult as it is simple. Seek advice from an imperfect boss or colleague. If… Continue reading → Leading

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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.

Release the Familiar & Embrace the New

Lead Change Blog

“Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.” – Oprah Winfrey. With great risk comes the possibility of great rewards. Many of us don’t dare to question the status quo and continue to reel under the pressure of our habits. Habits that hold us back and may even be responsible to stymie our growth. A wonderful old fable I had read and love to talk about is of the Monk, the cow, and the cliff. The Monk, the Cow, and the Cliff.

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Five ways for leaders to orchestrate better team relationships

Aspire-CS

You believe you’re a good leader because you delegate, develop, and encourage others. You hire good people with great skills who know what needs to be done. The work gets completed on time and within budget. But something is missing.

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5 Key Tips for Starting Your Own Office Cleaning Business

Strategy Driven

Small businesses are booming and there’s no end in sight. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, there were 30.2 million small businesses in the US during 2018.

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The Way to Develop Leaders

Kevin Eikenberry

I’ve thinking about, studying and consulting on leadership development for a long time. I’ve learned much – yet perhaps the most disappointing thing I’ve learned is that we keep coming up short. Yes, many organizations want to develop their leaders, and those organizations are making investments.

The Frosted Flakes Fiasco

Leadership Freak

Last Friday, my wife went out with a friend and I had a man-dinner. Sometimes, I grill a steak. No vegetables. Just beef and a beverage. But this time I chose my second… Continue reading → Leading

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Employee Engagement and Successful Change

Lead Change Blog

Employee engagement is a crucial driver of several positive business outcomes, such as productivity, employee retention, customer satisfaction, and profitability. What’s often overlooked is the importance of employee engagement in driving successful change. Research by Anna University management professors C. Swarnalatha and T. Prasanna discovered a vital link between the two. The Gallup organization has studied and measured employee engagement for over 20 years.

Helping Your Small Business To Keep Expanding Steadily

Joseph Lalonde

Running a small business is a ceaseless struggle. You’re competing with other small companies, but you’re also trying to beat the big players at the top of your industry. It feels like a neverending battle, and that’s a pretty accurate summary of the business world.

Networking Events With Pizzazz

Strategy Driven

Your brand deserves to launch in style. Your band deserves to have networking events in style. Your brand deserves your car and attention. And, let’s face it most networking events are dull as dirt, with the same format over and over again. Well, the idea is people just meet and swap contracts.

Take the pause that refreshes

Aspire-CS

For many years in the last century, Coca-Cola had an advertising campaign called “It’s the Pause that Refreshes”. Let’s borrow those words to consider the importance of a pause for your leadership and ways that you can refresh yourself.

How to Nurture Trust Between Managers

Leadership Freak

You know the value of people trusting YOU. But how are you helping managers TRUST EACH OTHER? You aren’t done trust building until the people around the table trust each other. Elvis got… Continue reading → Teams Trust Leadership Development organizational success

Three Reasons Your Change Initiative Will Fail

Next Level Blog

When you stop and think about it a big part of leadership is about convincing people to do things differently. It could be persuading customers to buy your product or try your service. It could be getting employees or vendors to raise their game. It could be convincing regulators and other rules makers to support what you want to do. In each of these examples or a dozen others that you could come up with, success depends on getting people to change their behaviors.

Your Logo Design Should Be Simple and Memorable at a Glance

Women on Business

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link]. Women On Business Sponsors

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Fall in Love With Your Career all Over Again

Strategy Driven

One of the things so many people crave these days is a career that they love. There are a lot of factors that you need to keep in mind if you are serious about this, and it is crucial that you do as much as possible to look at how you can make the most of your job.

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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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Stop Walking Around Like a Sack of Stink

Leadership Freak

“Just do it” is the path to fatigue, disrespect, and defeat. Grit needs heart to endure. Obsession to get things done causes self-defeating behaviors. Yes, be obsessed over great results, but obsess over… Continue reading → Leading

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