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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 Myth of “Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail”

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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.

15 Quotes by Mary Parker Follett – Guidance for Today’s World

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These 15 quotes by Mary Parker Follett "the mother of modern management" each stand alone but together point the way to creating a world that benefits all. The post 15 Quotes by Mary Parker Follett – Guidance for Today’s World appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Attitudes and Mindset Leadership leadership quotes Mary Parker Follett

The Death of Integrity

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Guest post by Larry Ackerman Note from Jesse: I am honored to host this thought-provoking article by my good friend Larry Ackerman on the Death of Integrity. It’s so good I wish I had written it myself. Important and well-written!

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.

Why Men Don’t Have Friends and Why Women Should Care

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My professor, advisor and mentor, Don Carew, handed out this article at the beginning of each semester while I was a grad student in Organization Behavior at University of Mass, Amherst in the mid 1980’s. What does this have to do with leadership? Why is it important for both men and women? The answers will […]. The post Why Men Don’t Have Friends and Why Women Should Care appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Personal Effectiveness

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Best Leadership Blog Posts of 2018

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In 2018 Seapoint Center published over 30 articles focused on all aspects of leadership, including communication and personal effectiveness. Using Google Analytics data and the number of reader comments, I identified this year’s five best leadership blog posts.

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5 Reasons You Should NOT Set Goals

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The idea that you should not set goals runs counter to what we’ve been taught. Numerous research studies over the years have established a strong link between goal-setting and success, motivation and confidence. For most people, setting goals can make the difference between mediocre and high performance. But not for everyone and not all the time. There […]. The post 5 Reasons You Should NOT Set Goals appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

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The 5 Levels of Trust

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All relationships depend on a foundation of trust. There is a direct relationship between employee trust and performance. Customer trust is a key factor in decisions on purchases.

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7 Tips to Move From Vision to Reality

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Vision alone is not enough. Vision requires action. Vision without action is nothing more than a daydream. The key to success is to stay focused on your vision and also to be realistic about your current situation. And that can be a challenge.

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8 Principles of Collaborative Leadership

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Anyone can be collaborative leader — no matter whether you are the president, a mid-level manager or a front-line supervisor… no matter whether you are in government, a large corporation, a small business, or a non-profit.

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.

Four Types of Organizational Culture

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Culture is the social environment of an organization and is determined by the underlying assumptions, values and beliefs that govern how people behave. You might think of culture as atmosphere, and it is, but it’s also more than that. It’s the organization’s personality.

How to Make an Effective Apology and Increase Trust

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If you believe that a leader is supposed to always know what to do and always be right, what do you do something goes wrong? Denying mistakes, avoiding talking about them, or blaming them on others is a surefire way to lose credibility.

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8 Habits of Mentally Balanced Leaders

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Facilitating a retreat for a group of fifteen men, all in their late 30’s and 40’s, all high level executives and all high achievers, an interesting topic arose. One of the men asked for help dealing with his wife who was complaining he worked too much.

Is Arrogance Killing Your Leadership Potential?

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Guest post by Bill Treasurer There is no bigger turn-off than arrogance. This is especially true in leadership. When a leader’s confidence grows recklessly out of control, when their head swells to 50x its normal size, they’ve become a victim of the “leadership killer” (a.k.a.

Set Goals for What Matters

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Goals are powerful, especially if you choose only a few. A laundry list is almost impossible to stay focused on. But if you choose two or three realistic, specific goals, and write them down, you are likely to achieve them. But first, make sure you set goals for what matters most.

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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.

6 Tips for First-Time Managers

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I recently filmed several videos for accel5. Click below to watch my video on 6 Tips for First-Time Managers. Transcript: 6 Tips for First-Time Managers Are you ready to be a first-time manager? Perhaps you’ve had some bad managers in the past, and you think this is your chance to do it right?

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Organizational culture polarities hold the key to a healthy culture

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Too much of a good thing brings out its downside. Ever had too much team time? It makes you long for a vacation on a desert island. One of the best portrayals of “too much of a good thing” was in Black Mirror’s Nose Dive (Season 3). In what initially looks like an utopian culture […].

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How to Involve Your Team in Creating Vision and Strategy

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One of the biggest mistakes leaders make is thinking they are supposed to have all the answers, especially when it comes to vision. There is a natural desire to look like you are smart and know what you’re doing.

The Trust Feedback Loop

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Leadership starts with you. If you want to build a strong team, the place to start is with a look in the mirror. Your vision for your team arises from your own character, motives and beliefs. How you regard yourself determines the grandeur and scope of your vision.

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.

How to Recognize a Leader

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How do you recognize who’s a leader? Is it the person telling everyone what to do? Not necessarily. If he is being ignored, he is only talking to himself. Is it the person giving directions? Telling people where to go? Not necessarily.

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5 Tips to Stop Overcomplicating Leadership

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Guest Post by Hank van der Merwe With all the models and frameworks out there I sometimes wonder if we have taken the simplicity out of leadership. We seem to have a knack of overcomplicating leadership to the point where it seems so complex that it’s out of most peoples reach.

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How Positive Images (and negative ones) Shape Your Reality

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When you expect to see something, you are more likely to see it. The reticular activating system in our brains causes us to notice the things we expect to see, and not notice things we are not looking for. And seeing is believing. Literally.

Stages of Team Development and Leadership

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Teams move through predictable stages of team development, but how quickly and easily they progress depends on how well the needs of the team are being met during each stage. Teams don’t always move smoothly, and sometimes they can get stuck.

How to Keep Your Team Engaged With Meetings That Matter

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How many of your meetings begin with people opening their laptops, ostensibly to take notes and reference documents. Most of us know they are really answering email, conversing on social media and cruising the Internet because we’re doing it too.

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The Space Between Coaching and Delegating

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Your ability to develop a high performance team lies in your ability to recognize the space between coaching and delegating. When managers are coaches, everyone benefits – you, your team and your company. You get a lot of positive feedback for giving great advice and helping solve problems.

10 Things Every Team Leader Needs to Know

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Want to build a high performance team – where the team consistently achieves its goals and where team members are proud to be members? It’s not that hard, but you won’t get far if you just try to “wing it.” ” These are 10 things every team leader needs to know.

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Are You a First-Time Manager? 6 Tips to Start Off Right

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Are you ready to be a first-time manager? Perhaps you’ve had some bad managers in the past, and you think this is your chance to do it right. Well, it IS your chance to do it right. But you can’t wing it.

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The Shadow Side of Leadership

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When it comes to learning to be a leader, there’s a real learning curve. It takes time to weather the insecurities of being a new manager, learn from your mistakes, and get to the point where you feel competent and comfortable in the role of leader.

Team Development Is a Key Leadership Responsibility

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Too many talented individuals get overlooked when managers don’t view development as their responsibility. Unfortunately, there’s a common misbelief that the best way to get talent is to go out and hire “winners.”

Team Alignment Is For the Birds!

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Do an Internet search for team alignment and you’ll find plenty of articles – why your team needs to be aligned for superior performance, how to align your team, and what alignment looks like. And you’ll see images like these to depict high performance teams.

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It’s time to pause…

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Today is the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere – the darkest day of the darkest week of the year. It is the moment before the balance shifts and light begins to overtake darkness. There is a brief moment of change, a pause, as the sun changes direction from decrease to increase. This darkest day […]. The post It’s time to pause… appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Leadership Solstice winter solstice

How to Make Your Point and Be Heard When You Speak

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It’s quite frustrating to not be heard when you speak up, and unfortunately, it’s more common than you might think. Speaking up in a group setting is one of the biggest challenges many people face. You have some valuable information and opinions to share, but no one listens to you.

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Leadership of the Future: #Podcast Interview With Futurist Bob Johansen

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In this 25-minute podcast interview, I had the pleasure of talking with futurist Bob Johansen, Distinguished Fellow of the Institute for the Future about leadership of the future.

How to Take a Stand Without Polarizing Others

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Are you fatigued and dishearten by the current amount of polarization in the world today? Are you frustrated with leadership that divides instead of unites?

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How To Turn Conflict into an Energy Source, NOT an Energy Drain

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Guest post by Nate Regier Ask anyone about “conflict” and you’ll most likely hear negative descriptions such as: painful, damaging, draining, upsetting, disrespectful, demeaning and relationship-destroying.

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4 Dangers of Digital Communication and 8 Tips to Avoid Them

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Guest post by Naphtali Hoff It’s no surprise that we use email and text for so many of our communications. It’s often faster, it’s neater, and it can easily be saved for future reference without paper sifting and clutter. Digital communication allows us to send and reply at our own convenience.

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The small business dilemma: Raising capital without selling your soul

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Did you know that small businesses make up 97% of all private-sector companies in the U.S.? What’s more, according to research conducted by the SBA government agency, they employ half of all employees in the entire private sector.

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Want Your Team More Engaged? Remove the Weapons of Mass Distraction

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Guest Post by Victor Prince I used to be a “busy executive” with two phones strapped to my belt in the office – one for work and one for personal use. In most meetings, I put the phones on the table in front of me so I could see if I had any incoming messages. […].

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Great Leaders Are Storytellers: How To Craft Great Stories

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Guest post by Chip Bell Great leaders are storytellers. Stories are more than just tall tales or campfire yarns. They include discussions of the enterprise in the future tense. They are visions of what can be, not just what is. They are dreams, not just plans.