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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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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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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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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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The Case for Culture Integration in Mergers and Acquisitions

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Expect an acceleration of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in 2018. According to the latest research by Deloitte, over 1000 corporate and private equity executives report an anticipated increase in both the number of deals and the size of transactions.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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 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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Home Depot Just Acquired This Home Decor Retailer

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I hope you're sitting down because Home Depot is upping its home decor game in a major way. While rumors swirl about Amazon's potential acquisition of Target , the hardware and home improvement giant has, shall we say, put a ring on their intended.

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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.

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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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.”

#Podcast Interview With John Izzo on Leadership and the Purpose Revolution

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I had a fascinating discussion with my friend and colleague John Izzo, author of six books including the newly released The Purpose Revolution, on the topic of leadership and purpose in an age of social good.

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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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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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.

#Podcast Interview With Mark Miller on How to Attract and Retain Top Talent

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In this podcast, I interview Mark Miller about what’s behind his new book Talent Magnet: How to Attract and Retain Top Talent. We jump right in by exploring what Mark means by “top talent” and why he believes there is a “war for talent.”

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5 Things I Learned Writing a Novel That I Wish I’d Known as a CEO

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Two days ago I published an interview with John Bell, former CEO of Nabob (acquired by Kraft) and recently published novelist, about his radical career change.

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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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The New Face of Competition: The Role of Competition in Today’s World

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It’s time to rethink the role of competition. The idea that “it’s a dog-eat-dog world” no longer holds true, and cut-throat competition doesn’t benefit anyone, including yourself. In business, the lines between competitors and customers have become increasingly blurred. Netflix competes with Amazon and at the same time is their customer. Many small and mid-size […].

From CEO to Novelist: A Case Study of Radical Career Change

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I just started reading John Bell’s new novel The Circumstantial Enemy and am having a hard time putting it down. Fortunately I’m traveling tomorrow and will have time to finish it on the plane. Can’t wait! I know John Bell as a leadership expert.

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.

Most Popular Blog Posts of 2017

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My year-end review has become one of my favorite posts to write. I get to take a step back and reflect on the big picture – to identify my most popular blog posts of 2017, look for patterns, and see what I can learn. Here’s what I found: ? Over 30,000 views a month. ? My […].

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Manage Polarities. or Step Off the Seesaw

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Do you seesaw back and forth, trying to manage polarities in your life and find the right balance? There are a lot of seesaws you can get caught on: Overcommitted — Bored Trust too easily — Distrustful Being agreeable — Blowing up Overeating — Dieting When the seesaw tips, our natural tendency is to try […]. The post Manage Polarities. or Step Off the Seesaw appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

Lolly Daskal Podcast Interview – How to Embrace Your Greatness

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Please join me for an inspiring and informative conversation as I talk with my friend and colleague Lolly Daskal, author of the bestselling book The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness. During our 20-minute podcast, Lolly talked about: How greatness resides in each of us, and how to fully embrace your greatness. How […]. The post Lolly Daskal Podcast Interview – How to Embrace Your Greatness appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

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How to Deal With Colleagues Who Deny Reality

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Guest Post by Gleb Tsipursky When was the last time a colleague said something so ridiculous that it made your jaw drop? From politics to science to business issues, there are times people’s beliefs are so out of touch with reality, we are astounded.

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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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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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What’s the Risk When a Values-Driven Company Like Patagonia Takes a Stand

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We don’t see many examples of companies taking a stand for their values. My own observation is that most companies are driven by profits, not values. Most leaders see values and profits as belonging to different realms – values on the “soft” side and profits on the “hard” side of business. Every once in a […]. The post What’s the Risk When a Values-Driven Company Like Patagonia Takes a Stand appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

Wax on or get off the seesaw

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When the moon grows, it waxes. When it declines, it wanes. Waxing is a good thing. We use it in expressions like, “He waxed eloquently“ or “She waxed lyrical.” ” But what about someone who “waxes on and on” – not so good.

How to Stop People Pleasing and Fall in Love With Your Job Again

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Guest post by Scott Mautz Emily Colburn, a 36 year-old marketing director in a mid-sized consumer goods company on the West Coast, was squarely planted among the nearly 70% of us that research indicates have “lost that lovin’ feeling” at work.

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#Podcast Interview With Kevin Cashman on Leadership From the Inside Out

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I thoroughly enjoyed this 20-minute podcast interview with Kevin Cashman, author of six books, including the pioneering book on how to grow the whole person to grow the whole leader, Leadership From the Inside Out.

Curiosity Opens Doors

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Thursday Thoughts Curiosity is the key to learning. You’re never too old to learn and grow, and to develop more satisfaction and meaning in your work and your life.

Four Decision-Making Styles and When to Use Them

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Sometimes leaders make bad decisions or harm team morale by making autocratic decisions without involving others. And other times they waste their team’s time by unnecessarily involving them. How do you know when and how much to involve your team in decisions?

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Don’t let team drift run your team aground

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You might be suffering from team drift and not know it. We’ve all heard stories of individuals who wake up one morning and wonder how they had drifted so far from their original hopes and dreams. The same thing can happen to teams. One of the most common complaints I hear from managers is, “I want to re-energize […]. The post Don’t let team drift run your team aground appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Team Effectiveness High Performance Teams Team Drift

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