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How to Help Your Team Say No at Work

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Help your team say no at work so they can say yes to the work that matters most. The ability to say “no” is critical for a person’s sense of agency or feeling in control of their life. That feeling of agency directly contributes to workplace morale, engagement, and productivity.

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Leaders Coaching Leaders: One Secret to Sustainable Leadership Development

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As organizations flatten and people continue to work remotely, it will take more than an executive sponsor to ensure your leadership development sticks. You need leaders at every level engaged with your training as leader coaches to facilitate application and learning.


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Braver at Work: Questions to Inspire Your Next Courageous Act (with Video)

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Gain the Confidence to Be Braver at Work. Whenever we ask participants in our Courageous Cultures or Team Innovation programs to share a time that felt particularly brave at work, the room explodes with powerful energy. People love to share times when they were scared and did the right thing anyway.

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Mentoring Conversations: How to Be Remarkably Helpful with Limited Time

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Even a few focused minutes. can lead to a great mentoring conversation. If you’ve ever had a great mentor, you know the power of honest and meaningful mentoring conversations.

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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.

What We Can Learn from our Regrets (With Video)

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Organizations that provide psychological safety will reduce boldness regrets and get greater capacity out of their team. I caught up with Dan Pink, author of The Power of Regret just after his fantastic keynote at the HR SHRM Virginia Conference in this special episode of Asking for a Friend. .

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The Earned Life with Marshall Goldsmith

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The Earned Life is a road map for ambitious people seeking a higher purpose. An earned life means living in a way where the choices, risks, and efforts we make moment to moment line up with our bigger purpose, regardless of the outcome.

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Creating Clarity: Strategic Activities For Human Centered Leaders

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Without clear direction, it’s nearly impossible to motivate, accelerate, innovate or even celebrate. Your team can’t achieve breakthrough results if you don’t have a shared understanding of what success looks like.

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Building Psychologically Safe Relationships with LaTonya Wilkins

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Real connections within teams can create a culture shift for an entire company. In this episode, LaTonya Wilkins gives you practical ways to lead below the “surface-ness” of traditional corporate culture, and how to build R.E.A.L. relationships with your team.

How to Help Your Team Think Bigger

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Help your team think bigger by engaging, equipping, and encouraging. The other day we were chatting with a group of senior leaders deeply committed to building a courageous culture. They shared a frustration we hear all the time: “Our managers think too small!

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The Most Challenging Person for a Human-Centered Leader

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To be a human-centered leader requires compassion, empathy, and kindness for someone it’s easy to overlook. If you’re serious about becoming a more human-centered leader, it’s vital to master one specific relationship: the one with yourself. This is a leadership relationship I often overlook.

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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.

Seeing Around Corners: How to Know What’s Coming Next (Video)

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Practical Approaches for Seeing Around Corners: A Conversation with Rita McGrath. On, this edition of Asking For a Friend, I talk with Rita McGrath, author of Seeing Around Corners. We discuss, “How to think strategically when you don’t know what’s coming next.”

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Leading from the Jumpseat with Peter Docker

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Do you believe you’re capable of accomplishing extraordinary things? How about your team? In this episode, Peter Docker, author of Leading from the Jumpseat , talks about leadership that lifts people up and gives them the space they need so that, when the time is right, they can take the lead.

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3 Leadership Values to Encourage in Every Member of Your Team

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Help your team be more compassionate, courageous, and curious. During difficult times, what leadership values matter most? We’ve been asking this question of the leaders we work with around the world.

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Career Growth: How to Be More Creative as You Develop Your Team (Video)

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Beyond the Climb: 7 Additional Dimensions to Career Growth. As a human-centered leader, you truly care about your team and their career growth. But what if promotional opportunities are limited, or you have team members who are just not interested in taking on more?

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How to Build Trust More Quickly With New Employees

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Build Trust with New Employees By Answering These 4 Questions. Whether you’re replacing talent because of the great resignation , or your team is growing fast because of your remarkable success, you know how vital it is to build trust quickly.

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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.

Employee Growth: How to Better Support Team Member Development

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Exploring the S Curve of Employee Growth. In this week’s Asking for a Friend, I speak with Whitney Johnson, author of Smart Growth, about how to support your team along the S curve of employee growth.

Leadership Support: How Do I Get More Executive Attention?

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To get better executive leadership support, ask for what you need. You have lots of great reasons to want better leadership support for your team. An executive visit can really help provide strategic context and reinforce important priorities.

Managerial Courage: 7 Practical Ways to be a Bit More Daring

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Small Acts of Managerial Courage Build Confidence, Trust, and Connection. What if you approached the new year with just a bit more managerial courage? Could you take on a new challenge? Try a new approach? Tell someone the truth? Question that decision that just doesn’t make sense?

Civility at Work: How Do I Deal with a Mean Co-Worker? (video)

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Civility at Work is a Team Sport. What do you do if you’re dealing with a co-worker who is completely uncivil? I mean down-right mean, their momma should have taught them better kind of uncivil? How can you address civility at work at a team level? Askingforafriend.

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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.

Check for Understanding: A Leadership Communication Best Practice (Video)

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Save Days, Weeks, Even Months of Lost Time. with a Quick Check for Understanding. What is a Check for Understanding? All communication involves a send and a receive. A check for understanding is a simple confirmation that the message you intended to send is what the receiver heard.

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Leading Through Rapidly Changing Priorities

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Help your team master rapidly changing priorities with skillful preparation. Rapidly changing priorities can demoralize and frustrate your team if you’re not prepared to help them navigate the shifting landscape.

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Compassionate Conversation Starters: How to Help Your Team Connect More Deeply

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These conversation starters make caring dialogue a bit easier. For most teams, having genuine caring conversations takes practice. It can feel easier to keep the conversations light, particularly if that’s your team culture.

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Courageous Questions: How to Make It Easier to Get Better Insights

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If you want better insights, ask clearer questions. Particularly during times of uncertainty and change, one of the easiest ways to know what’s really going on is to (1) get clarity about what you don’t know and (2) ask your team some courageous questions.

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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.

How do we grow leaders as teachers? (Video) with Dr. Sydney Finkelstein

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As you know, I’m really passionate about growing leaders. And, we always build a “leaders as teachers” component into our leadership and development programs. In fact, we’re delighted to be speaking on this topic at the ATD conference in Orlando this May.

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How to Lead When Your Team Lacks a Sense of Urgency

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People’s sense of urgency varies. Schedule the finish to get everyone on the same page. It’s a common leadership frustration that we’ve experienced and hear from leaders regularly: “My people lack a sense of urgency. I must follow up on everything or we miss deadlines. I’m tired of babysitting!

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How to Be a Better Project Manager (or just run better projects)

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Don’t let these common project management mistakes. derail your influence. Every week we talk with deeply committed, human-centered project managers frustrated with their lack of influence. They yearn to be a better project manager, but something’s not quite clicking. They care deeply.

The Simplest Way to Get Better Results From Your team (with Video)

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How I Learned the Secret to Better Results the Hard Way. Before I share this secret to getting better results, I’d like you to think back to your senior year in high school. Do you remember being really sensitive to all the “lasts?” ” The last big game.

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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.

Making Virtual Work with Betty Johnson, Ph.D.

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Have you or your team felt the drain from virtual work? In this episode, author Betty Johnson reveals the voices of real virtual workers. They say it’s people, not cameras, that create “Zoom fatigue.”

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How to Give Difficult Feedback to Your Boss (Even When You’re Scared)

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To Ensure Your Upward Feedback is Received Well, Start with Connection and Intention. You have some difficult feedback for your boss, but you’re not quite sure they’re ready to hear it. It might feel safer to stay silent.

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Expand Your Influence and Impact: REACH with Becky Robinson

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Whether you want more influence and to make a bigger difference within your organization or the world beyond, Weaving Influence CEO and author Becky Robinson gives you the roadmap. Too many think it’s a question of numbers—the more people you can get in front of, the better.

Authentic Leadership: 5 Big Mistakes that Can Derail Your Influence

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Impactful authentic leadership requires careful judgment and context. Authentic leadership matters even more during times of stress, uncertainty, and change. Of course, you want your team to be real with you. You can’t help them if you don’t know what’s really going on.

The First 90 Days: Onboarding Checklist

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

Leading Other Leaders to Solve Problems

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Take the initiative with confidence and humility to lead other leaders. This question came in from a member of the Let’s Grow Leaders community and it’s such a fantastic opportunity to lead that we wanted to share it with you. The question is about leading other leaders without excess drama.

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Presenting to Executives: How to Have More Confidence

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When presenting to executives, don’t forget what makes you an expert. You’ve been working hard, and the project is totally on track. And now, the executive team wants an update. It’s natural to feel nervous.

The New Way to Support Career Development with Julie Winkle Giulioni

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How do you support your employees’ career development when promotions aren’t immediately available – or they’re not interested in a promotion? There are so many other ways that employees what to grow.

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What Do Highly Successful Virtual Teams Do Differently? (Video)

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The Best Hybrid and Virtual Teams Work on. Connection, Communication, and Stay Curious About New Ways of Working. The best hybrid and virtual teams don’t leave connection and communication to chance. They’re consistently asking “how can we do this better?”

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100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.