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High EQ: The most desirable leadership tenet of them all?

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Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the ability to identify, use, understand and manage emotions in an effective and positive way. And, in many organisations around the world, it is on the rise!

10 Tips That Make Complex Leadership Ideas Really Simple

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Like many Inc.com columnists, I am a consultant and business author. I’ve written five books over the past 25 years and am proud of all of them. My latest, It’s Good To Be King , has done well probably because it simplified what many make complex: leadership principles.

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MFG of South Dakota: Trying To Do Some Good in the World

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MFG of South Dakota is a subsidiary of the Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG), a leader in the field of reinforced plastics and composites, serving diverse markets with a variety of composite material systems and processes.

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The Value of Value Chain Analysis in Transforming Your Business

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I have a different take on value chain analysis. Most think of it as positioning a business within its ecosystem.

The Leadership Wisdom of Kung Fu

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You may not remember the hit TV series from the 70s that traced the adventures of a Shaolin Monk, Kwai Chang Caine (played by the late David Carradine) as he wanders the American West armed only with his spiritual training and skill in Kung Fu.

Company Culture is a Game of Follow the Leader

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Company culture is driven from the top-down. While not often designed and constructed deliberately, company culture is truly a game of follow the leader. If leadership lacks integrity, the culture will run fast and loose when it comes to the facts.

For CEOs, Safe Decisions Aren’t Always Safe

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News Flash: safe decisions rarely are. The best chief executives possess the courage to not only seek out the right decision, but they also understand the importance of giving others permission to do the same. We need CEOs who want others to do better and be better.

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OluKai Sells Comfortable Shoes While Promoting the “Doing Good” Movement

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OluKai is a luxury lifestyle brand. The company is committed to building a unique and better class of products that blend quality with modern performance while leaving the planet a little better than they found it. They believe that sustainability and positive living is less about a philosophy and more about making better, deliberate choices every day. It’s about your actions, and inspiring the actions of others. OluKai is also a B-Corporation. What’s a B-Corporation?

The 15 minute guide to a successful interview

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Do you want to learn the techniques which will help you to smash your job interviews out of the park and get you the offer? Do you want to learn how to answer any interview question, even difficult behavioural interview questions?

2018 Success Depends on You asking the Right Questions

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As a team leader, it may be uncomfortable for you to ask the right questions. After all, the people you lead expect you to have answers. While it may give you pause to develop a list of questions for 2018 success, a Harvard Business School Study indicates it is a really good idea.

Corporate Culture Is No Joke!

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You may have read my 3 part-series on Culture By Design. The final installment was published just last week. The response was so overwhelming that I thought it may be worth offering one more piece on the subject of corporate culture.

Strategic planning must change with the times

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If you’re frustrated by your organization’s current strategic planning and execution processes or the outcomes from that work, you’re not alone.

Business Agility Is Really About Adaptability

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Most of my clients these days are seeking help in developing strategies that will enable them to become more agile and quick. But, many struggle to embrace the deeper implications of what that really means to build business agility.

Peter Berg: Become The Best Version Of Yourself

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You can’t be your best if you don’t make time for yourself! Here’s how writer-director-producer Peter Berg put it when speaking about his passion for boxing. “[T]he

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How to Manage Business Transformation and Keep Your Sanity

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Transforming a business is a lot like changing the tires on a truck while it is slamming down the highway at 90 miles an hour. The business world doesn’t stop just because you need to optimize your operations.

N2Growth Helps Businesses Combine Strategy & Innovation for a Consumer-First Approach to Digital Transformation

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Digital technology continues to transform both the retail and consumer experience. To stay competitive, brands must innovate and transform.

5 “NEXT PRACTICES” WHEN HIRING A GENERAL COUNSEL

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Today’s Executive Search and Management Consulting firms s are famous for espousing “Best Practices.” But guess what? Nothing could be more detrimental to your organization. Think about it this way: Why would you and your organization want to “follow the herd”?

Culture By Design: A Call to Action

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This is the first installment of an important 3-part series on Company Culture that I will be bringing to my Inc. readers. The series focuses on how to become more deliberate in creating a work environment that enables and empowers your organization to achieve and exceed all your expectations.

Winning Is NOT the Only Thing

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Ours is a society that reveres winners. We love winning. And while our quest for victory is laudable, we too often overlook those who compete nobly and yet fail to win the ultimate prize. Sadly we label them as “losers.”. Essential to a leader’s development is managing adversity.

3 Simple Ways to Make the Most of Your Best Workers

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N2Growth Leadership Academy Recognized by Sioux Falls

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Click the link below to view the document. Top 10 2017_Human Resources_City of Sioux Falls. The post N2Growth Leadership Academy Recognized by Sioux Falls appeared first on The Executive Hub. Communication

N2Growth Leadership Academy Recognized by Sioux Falls

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Top 10 2017_Human Resources_City of Sioux Falls. The post N2Growth Leadership Academy Recognized by Sioux Falls appeared first on The Executive Hub. Communication

Accountability is a team issue

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We hold leaders accountable for results; the buck stops with leaders. It is a leader’s responsibility to put people into positions where they can succeed. But so often that is not always possible.

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Move into top gear

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“It is a concept that the modern leader is wise to adopt—one part courage, one part can-do spirit, and one part recognition…” In his new book Moxie: The Secret to Bold and Gutsy Leadership, John Baldoni etches a well-tested road to bring out the Moxie leader in you.

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So, You Want to Be a Disruptor?

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Mesmerized by industry innovators like Google, Apple and Uber, business leaders of all sorts want to become “disruptors” within their respective industries. Easier said than done!

3 Steps You Can Take Today to Be a Visionary Leader

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How to Drive Strategies By Assessing Your Company Capabilities

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Every company has a set of capabilities that, when properly leveraged, can serve to devastate the competition. So, it’s essential for leadership teams to pinpoint and honestly assess these capabilities.

3 Ways Leaders Can Set the Right Tone

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Elizabeth Pieters accepted into Forbes Human Resources Council

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Forbes Human Resources Council is an Invitation-Only Community for HR Executives Across All Industries. Philadelphia, PA October 17, 2017 — Elizabeth Pieters, Chief People Officer at N2Growth Inc.,

3 Ways to Inspire Your Employees to Greatness

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Culture By Design 2.0

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There is no doubt! Company culture is passed down from generation to generation of personnel through myth and legend. In fact, company culture is so deeply embedded into every organization that it often appears impossible to change. N2Growth boldly disagrees with that thought.

The Boss Gives A Leadership Lesson In Self-Awareness

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“I wanted to be a voice that reflected experience and the world I live in. So I knew in 1972 that to do this, I would need to write very well and more individually than I had ever written before.”. That is Bruce Springsteen quoted in his autobiography, Born to Run.

The Boy Scouts of America Have Lost Their Way

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Earlier in the month, the Boys Scouts of America (BSA) announced that its Board of Directors unanimously approved to welcome girls into its iconic Cub Scout program and to deliver a Scouting program for older girls that will enable them to advance and earn the highest rank of Eagle Scout.

Will South Korea Become The Juggernaut That Brings Smart Living to You?

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Clearly, artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning technologies are finding their way into most everything that we touch and use in everyday life, including consumer products, financial services and healthcare delivery.

Temperament: What It Takes to Lead

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By definition, temperament connotes disposition — an outlook on the world but also a sense of individuality that radiates self-assurance. In my experience, those with a good temperament are those who bring people toward them. Because they invite smart people and feel warmed by their presence.

Culture by Design: The Essentials

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Last week, we published the first installment of our 3-part series on company culture. In that first piece, we began to demystify a concept that I’m calling culture by design.

IBM Study Points to Millennials as Key Driver to Better Security of Personal Information

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There is hope on the horizon that the field of identity protection will continue to evolve and improve. It appears that the next generation of working adults is championing the use of new and enhanced methods of security.

C-Suite Tip Number 1

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We all know about the pyramid structure. It’s a generic way to think about an enterprise and how most are organizationally design. Divided into three layers, the top layer of the pyramid is comprised of the senior-most leaders.

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The Back-To-Basics Prescription

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If you’re a senior leader, mid-level manager or, simply, a company change agent struggling to determine ways in which to ensure the long-term success of your business, you may find value in what I call the Back-To-Basics Prescription.

Culture By Design: The 6 Levers of Customization

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Last week, we published the 2nd installment of our 3-part series on corporate culture transformation. It focused on core work products that must be produced to transform a corporate culture. Here is the final installment of the concept that I’m calling Culture By Design.