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The Best Leadership Books of 2021

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The political environment in the United States as elsewhere is driven by fear-based narratives. And that feeds our approach in society at large. It leads to short-term thinking. That’s not the way to lead. Leadership is about hope.

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Leading Thoughts for December 16, 2021

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I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I.

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Nailing It: How Historys Awesome Twentysomethings Got It Together

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R OBERT DILENSCHNEIDER looks at the lives of twenty-five accomplished men and women and asks what they were doing at around age 25 that led them to become the people they became in Nailing It: How History’s Awesome Twentysomethings Got It Together.

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Speak Your Truth So That Others Can Hear It

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W E often live in the dilemma of sharing what’s on our mind directly and truthfully or mollifying and suppressing what we really think. This, however, is a false dichotomy. We don’t just have to share our truth in a toxic way or suppress it.

HR in 2023: Survey Insights and Predictions

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

The Power of Pressure

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S COTTISH philosopher Thomas Carlyle is said to have written, “No pressure, no diamonds.” And it’s true. We need to rethink how we think of pressure and how we manage it.

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Why Content Isn’t King in Leadership Communications

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S OME of my executive clients believe, instinctively, that content is king. They maintain that “useful information” is a crucial driver of effective leadership—that their job is primarily to educate and inform their teams with facts and figures.

Leading Thoughts for December 23, 2021

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I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I.

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LeadershipNow 140: December 2021 Compilation

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Here are a selection of tweets from December 2021 that you don't want to miss: Seven Ways to Put Procrastination Behind You by Manfred F. Kets de Vries via @INSEADKnowledge. This Is How Smart Risk-Takers Succeed by @LaRaeQuy. Professional Development is the Gift that Keeps on Giving from @artpetty.

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15 Attributes of Positively Energizing Leaders

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W HEN YOU HEAR the term positive leadership , it is easy to get cynical and think it is all happy-talk and disconnected from reality. But it isn’t. In fact, it is about those attributes that energize us and help us to deal with reality in a productive way.

A Minute to Think

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W E ALL NEED white space – open, unassigned time. We need it for better relationships, mental health, and better productivity. Juliet Funt writes in A Minute to Think , “without space, we can’t sustain ourselves.” It is the missing element in our lives, and we need to get it back.

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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.

LeadershipNow 140: July 2021 Compilation

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Here are a selection of tweets from July 2021 that you don't want to miss: How To Lead When Your Team is Smarter Than You by @PhilCooke. Baseball’s Work-Life Lessons from @JohnBaldoni Success Demands Unity of Purpose by @artpetty.

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Leading Thoughts for December 2, 2021

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I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I.

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LeadershipNow 140: October 2021 Compilation

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Here are a selection of tweets from October 2021 that you don't want to miss: From @michaelaroberto : Interesting findings from Microsoft study on the impact of remote work on collaboration. How A Strong Mind Can Give You The Resilience Advantage by @LaRaeQuy.

The FBI Way: The Seven C’s of Excellence

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T HE Federal Bureau of Investigation is a respected American institution that had its beginnings in 1908.

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The Edge: How 10 CEOs Learned to Lead—and the Lessons for Us All

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G IVEN that we live in a radically changing world, what got you here won’t get you there. In Michael Useem’s words, “The best capacities of an earlier time remain informative but also incomplete for the challenges we face ahead.”

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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.

What Does Equitable Leadership Look Like?

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D URING the pandemic, one of us became a bit of a Star Trek fan.

Leading Thoughts for September 9, 2021

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I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I.

First Look: Leadership Books for December 2021

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Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in December 2021. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here. Fixed. How to Perfect the Fine Art of Problem Solving by Amy E Herman. With Amy Herman’s Fixed.,

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LeadershipNow 140: June 2021 Compilation

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Here are a selection of tweets from June 2021 that you don't want to miss: 10 Qualities of the Leaders I Want on My Team by @WScottCochrane. Are You Really Ready to Quit? by @dorieclark.

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.

What Your Organization Really Needs from You: Influence and Impact

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L EADERS in today’s multinational, matrixed, diverse business world have impact through their ability to influence others. In many organizations, authority-based leadership is waning. Success is all about getting others to care about what you care about.

First Look: Leadership Books for June 2021

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Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in June 2021. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here. Be Where Your Feet Are : Seven Principles to Keep You Present, Grounded, and Thriving by Scott O'Neil.

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The Seven Tests of A CEO

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W HAT are the critical challenges that can make or break a leader? In The CEO Test by the always insightful Adam Bryant and by the former Amgen president and CEO Kevin Sharer, they present seven tests that really all leaders face in one form or another.

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Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know

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R ETHINKING can cause uncertainty. Make us uncomfortable. Feel uneasy. It can threaten our identities.

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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.

LeadershipNow 140: September 2021 Compilation

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Here are a selection of tweets from September 2021 that you don't want to miss: The Person I Drive Craziest in Leadership by @RonEdmondson. 4 Effective and Easy Ways To Relieve Stress At Work by @LaRaeQuy. Got a Problem? Think Like a Designer via @StanfordGSB.

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Leading Thoughts for October 28, 2021

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I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I.

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LeadershipNow 140: April 2021 Compilation

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Here are a selection of tweets from April 2021 that you don't want to miss: 5 Work-From-Home Rituals that Will Reduce Burnout by @Julie_WG. VIDEO: Culture Leadership Charge - The one lever great leaders rely upon by @scedmonds.

Be Where Your Feet Are

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T OO OFTEN we are busy looking for the next thing. The problem is our experiences tend to be shallow. We miss out on the richness of being in the moment. To counteract this, we try to find balance. But balance doesn’t create greatness.

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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.

Leading Thoughts for December 9, 2021

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I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Michael Dell on success: “Success is not a straight line up. It’s fail, learn, try again, then (you hope) succeed.

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Leading Thoughts for August 26, 2021

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I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I.

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Leading Thoughts for November 25, 2021

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I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Pastor Will Johns on seeing the world through the lens of gratitude: “Gratitude is a lens that changes the perception of everything in your life.

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Never Say Never: The Importance of Word Choice in Leadership Communication

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L ANGUAGE matters. As I conduct observation coaching with leaders, I watch for how their words resonate with their audience. Does what they say induce fear? Excitement? Do attendees in the meeting cringe at certain words, or do their metaphors generate inspiration?

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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.

Leading Thoughts for November 18, 2021

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I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Liz Wiseman describes a practice of Impact Players: “Impact Players practice a fluid model of leadership—leading on demand rather than by command.

Lead from the Future

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T HERE is present-forward vision , and there is future-back vision. There is a difference. Present-forward thinking will get you incremental change and often leaves you stuck in the present. Future-back thinking expands your horizon to see opportunities that are beyond your core business.

The Best Leadership Books of 2020

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2020 has tested us. It has illuminated our strengths and exposed our vulnerabilities. It has called on us to reinvent and transform. It has called on us to learn to think better. In the list below, you will find resources to help you do just that—think better. Certainty is out. Complexity is in.

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LeadershipNow 140: November 2021 Compilation

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Here are a selection of tweets from November 2021 that you don't want to miss: What Jim Harbaugh Did To Get His Players To Believe In Themselves from @JohnBaldoni. When Things Get Crazy, Look for Ways To Empower Your Team by Karin Hurt @LetsGrowLeaders.

The First 90 Days: Onboarding Checklist

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