This Isn’t Helpful Advice

Let's Grow Leaders

But my inbox is overflowing with advice. Advice that just isn’t helpful right now. The post This Isn’t Helpful Advice appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. I want to give you an insightful bit of leadership or management wisdom that will help you navigate the world right now. Most of it is trite. I […]. Winning Well

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Advice on Advice

Let's Grow Leaders

Advice is like snow; the softer it falls the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it seeks into the mind.” ” – Samuel Taylor Coleridge What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? What advice do you wish you had ignored? The post Advice on Advice appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Book Reviews grow your career Help People to Grow advice advice is for winners decision making Raul Valdes-Perez

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Timeless Advice for Beginner Entrepreneurs


Avoid beginner mistakes and make the most of your time by taking advice from someone who’s been there before. Business Toolkit Career Entrepreneur Leadership Strategy Training advice business mistakes corporate entrepreneur funding leadership networking starting a business startup

Workplace and Life Advice You Can Use

Leading Blog

T HIRTY-NINE LEADERS were interviewed on subjects related to leadership and were assembled by Roger Dean Duncan into LeaderSHOP Volume 1: Workplace, Career, and Life Advice from Today’s Top Thought Leaders (not to be confused with the LeaderShop ). Some of the advice will resonate and some will not. But as Jon Acuff points out in his chapter, “If none of this advice applies to you, find some advice that does.

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CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

10 Words of Advice for Advice Givers

Leadership Freak

The number one complaint of advice givers is people don’t listen. If you enjoy giving advice, chill out. You might be qualified to give advice if you’re reluctant to give it. I’ve never met… Continue reading → Taking others higher wise leaders

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Sage Advice For The First-Time Leader

Terry Starbucker

But before you dive in, I’d like to pass along a little sage advice. The post Sage Advice For The First-Time Leader appeared first on Terry "Starbucker" St. Dear First-Time Leader: Congratulations! You’ve just been given a fantastic opportunity. I remember my first day as a leader, 35 years ago. I was not long out of college and I thought what I had learned in the classroom and my first few years in the working world would be enough.

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How to Give Advice

Great Leadership By Dan

Recall the last time someone said, “Let me give you a little advice!” Advice giving works only in the context of learning—that is, when you are offering advice because you believe that the protégé’s performance will be improved if his knowledge or skill is enhanced. This is important, because for advice giving truly to work, you must be ready for the protégé to choose not. to take your advice. Ask Permission to Give Advice.

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Jerry Colonna on True Grit and Other Advice for Leaders

Leading Blog

J ERRY COLONNA helps start-up CEOs make peace with their demons, the psychological habits and behavioral patterns that have helped them to succeed—molding them into highly accomplished individuals—yet have been detrimental to their relationships and ultimate well-being. In Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up , he does just that. He states that much of what he has learned about growing up came from learning to lead.

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Career Advice You Need to Get Ahead

HR Digest

As you develop your professional career, you will come into contact with itsy bitsy pieces of career advice. Good advice will motivate and inspire you to do your best and be your best in the workplace. The post Career Advice You Need to Get Ahead appeared first on The HR Digest.

Really Important Interviewing Advice

Let's Grow Leaders

Juan and I were sure this was the candidate of our dreams. His track record was solid. The awards plentiful. In fact, we’d already began to wonder if we needed to continue the search. Surely this interview was a formality and would support our intuition. Thank God. This was our guy. Ahh… that was easy. But as the interview continued, Juan’s face revealed the angst in my heart. How were we going to justify that this guy’s not qualified.

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How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work (Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive)

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

7 Ways to Give Advice that Helps

Leadership Freak

Telling people what to do is giving direction, but advice-giving is a conversation. Wise advice changes lives. 7 ways to give advice that helps: #1. Authentic advice comes from… Continue reading → Taking others higher Success Leadership Development organizational success wise leadersKnow your own struggles.

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Advice For Leaders: John Mattone Blog Interview

Leading in Context

This interview explores my business journey and includes advice for leaders about learning and applying ethical leadership. By Linda Fisher Thornton This week I am honored to share with you an Expert Interview that I did for the John Mattone Blog at It addresses issues that concern leaders including: qualities of ethical leaders the multidimensional nature of ethical leadership learning ethical thinking identifying ethical leaders measuring leadership success.

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How to Look Smart When Seeking Advice

Leadership Freak

You won’t look stupid if you seek advice. Advice-seeking is smart. Don’t worry. There’s wisdom in not-knowing. Ancient wisdom: Research agrees with ancient wisdom. And it makes you look smart when done skillfully.… … Continue reading → Decisions Humility Leadership quotes Taking others higher Leadership Development leadership success wise leaders

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My One Word of Advice – V3.1

Leadership Freak

The wise seek advice, but fools stand aloof. 5 principles for successful advice-giving: Rush to ask questions, not give answers. Explain the problem you’re solving before solving it. Maybe you’re giving an answer… Continue reading → Personal Growth Taking others higher Leadership Leadership Development

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My One Word of Advice – v1.1

Leadership Freak

I asked leaders, “What advice would you give someone based on the behaviors that have helped you get where you are today? Be as specific as possible. Translate “not” statements into positive behaviors.… … Continue reading → Leading

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Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

Timely Leadership Advice for Unprecedented Times: Courageous Cultures Press Release

Let's Grow Leaders

The post Timely Leadership Advice for Unprecedented Times: Courageous Cultures Press Release appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. As workplaces are adapting to sudden and unprecedented changes due to the global pandemic, leaders must find new strengths within their teams.

Maya Angelou’s Leadership Advice

Kevin Eikenberry

Don’t complain.” - Maya Angelou The advice is powerful and […]. It is three simple lines and the words I most connect to Maya Angelou. After I heard of her passing, they are the words I thought of. “If If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Accountability Leadership Learning Maya Angelou

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Leadership Advice: Ask, Don’t Order

Michael Lee Stallard

The post Leadership Advice: Ask, Don’t Order appeared first on Michael Lee Stallard. 100 Ways to Connect human value leadership connection connection culture Creating Partnerships E Pluribus Partners employee engagement Giving Orders Management Advice Management Tip michael lee stallard #40 Ask, Don’t Order – When you want someone to do something, ask him/her, don’t order him/her to do it. Asking creates partnership while ordering reinforces hierarchy.

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Thin Watches, the Donner Party, and Bad Advice

Lead Change Blog

Bad advice can get you in big trouble. The promotion came with a hefty raise, a move to a new city, and advice from my new boss. He’d gotten that advice from some “how to succeed” article. That bad advice was harmless because I saw through it right away, but not all bad advice is easy to spot. The Donners discovered how bad the advice was the hard way. First, they ignored the advice of seasoned travelers not to take the Cutoff.

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Priceless Leadership Advice from a Mentor

Management Excellence

Art of Managing Career Challenging Conversations Emerging Leaders Leadership Leadership Caffeine Leading Change Product Management Project Management Strategy The Leadership Opportunity communication skills Communication Workshop Crushing It with Challenging Conversations Fierce Listening Leadership AdviceWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.

Instead of Giving Advice Try This

Lead Change Blog

” Martha Beck, celebrated coach and author Whether you are a leader, a consultant, a mentor or anyone people come to for advice, you are walking a line. Posted in Leadership Development “[As a coach] my job is to be trustworthy while telling them [clients] to put their trust where it belongs: in their own sense of truth.”

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Children’s Advice For President Obama

Let's Grow Leaders

What advice do you have for President Obama? We’ve been asking kids for their advice for Obama since the election results came in. The post Children’s Advice For President Obama appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. leadership in kids listening barack obama children's leadership environmental issues inauguration leadership advice president obama social justice

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Get Advice from People Who Have…

Leading Blog

But since we are all human, the decision-maker must ask for advice. The advice process brings multiple perspectives together to guide a successful outcome. Deciding who to get advice from can influence a successful outcome. So get advice from people who have : Experience : Has this person had experience with this problem? The most important part of any decision is that the decision-maker fully engages with the advice process, not just that he or she gets it “right.”

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Some Uncommon January Advice

Kevin Eikenberry

My calendar shows January 8th – which means we are already more than one week into the New Year. Which means that a goodly percentage of those who set resolutions have already broken them. Which also means that there are many people who planned to set goals during the holidays – and definitely before January […]. Achievement Leadership Learning Personal Development Setting Goals Success

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Experts Offer Advice For How To Lead During 2021

Eric Jacobson

Today, the following expert business and leadership book authors shared their advice for how to effectively lead during 2021. My question to them was: What is your advice for leaders as we enter what is surely to be a challenging 2021 for most businesses?

Advice to Taylor Swift on Sustaining Success

Michael Lee Stallard

The post Advice to Taylor Swift on Sustaining Success appeared first on Michael Lee Stallard. Intentional Connectors Leadership Advice for Successful People Advice for Taylor Swift E Pluribus Partners How to Succeed Well Maintaining Success michael lee stallard Secrets to Success Success Sustaining Success Taylor Swift Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia User MyCanon. Taylor Swift has successfully managed living in the frying pan of fame for nearly a decade now.

Bad Leadership & Management Advice You Should Run Away From

Great Leadership By Dan

This post recently appeared in SmartBlog on Leadership : There’s a LOT of advice out there on leadership and management – almost as much as you’ll find on dating, careers, and how to raise your kids. Try Googling any variation of this advice, and you’ll find plenty of very credible sources telling you to ignore your strengths. I actually heard a senior vice-president give this advice to a group of new managers. What other bad leadership and management advice have you heard?

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What is Good Advice for a New Leader

Lead from Within

Here’s my advice for steering clear of that trap and making sure your first days in leadership for a foundation for lifelong success: Avoid power trips. The post What is Good Advice for a New Leader appeared first on Lolly Daskal.

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My Favorite Word of Advice – v2.1

Leadership Freak

“Practice operating from the place that you are the cause in the matter of everything in your life. Then go ask your team; ‘What’s it like being on the other side of me?’”… Continue reading → Leading

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Advice for Building a Remote-Working Business

Strategy Driven

Here is some advice for building a remote company that runs smoothly: Use the Right Tools. In light of COVID-19, many businesses are making the switch to remote working. Or if you are just starting up a new business, then this could be how you need to work from the get-go.

7 Ways to Identify Great Advice

Leadership Freak

The demands of leadership, however, call leaders to find and listen to wise advice – to learn [.]. Decisions Leading Marks of leaders Personal Growth Stress Taking others higher Values Growth inner compass Leadership Leadership Development wise adviceFew things are more dissatisfying and unfulfilling as adapting your inner compass to others. If you don’t know who you are you’ll become someone else. You’ve accepted your own inner compass when you lose the need to defend it.

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3 Pieces of Advice for Future Leaders

Leadership Freak

Thanks to Bob Burg for sharing this insightful post filled with advice for future leaders. I’m often asked for advice for future… Continue reading → LeadingI invited several top leaders, authors, and bloggers to share their wisdom with Leadership Freak readers.

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Strategy, Capability & Really Bad Advice

N2Growth Blog

Let me get right to it – if you want to fail as a leader then please follow the flawed advice given by the wizard of innovation mentioned in the opening paragraph. But if you want to rise above the crowd and become an innovative leader, I’d ask you to regard said advice for what it is – more of the same. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth. Today’s post is a rather short rant, but one I felt compelled to put forth.

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The 5 Pieces of Management Advice Leaders Should Ignore

Lead Change Blog

Ultimately, this means that aspiring leaders and managers have access to conflicting information and can often heed advice that is far from helpful. 5 Pieces of Management Advice that You Should Ignore. Here are five generic and inaccurate pieces of management advice that you should ignore at all costs as a leader: Leaders set priorities and delegate. While this is a tried and trusted piece of leadership advice, only half of it is actually relevant.

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Secrets to Getting Great Advice

Leadership Freak

How can you dig through a cacophony of voices and find great advice? Honest, trustworthy, insightful advice comes hard. Some tell you what you want to hear others tell you what they need to say. Which advisor: Options or insights matter. When you’re seeking options go to someone who’s been there. When you need insight go [.]. Leading

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Women Mentoring Women – Sage Advice for Female Entrepreneurs

Women on Business

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link]. Women On Business Sponsors

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Business Advice for Dummies

Women on Business

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10 reasons to stop giving advice


It took me a long time to learn that others don’t really want my advice. If I’m honest about why I like giving advice, I realize it feeds my ego. I’m also a self-defined helper, and when others are stuck my first reaction is to save them by giving my advice. If you’re a leader who gets enjoyment from being the smartest person in the room or you love to help people who resist your advice, there are plenty of reasons to stop.

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What I Learned from a Week of Advice-Seeking

Leadership Freak

Those eager to give advice may not know what the heck they’re talking about. The trouble with receiving advice is YOU didn’t think of it. That makes you skeptical. It means you’re reluctant… Continue reading → Encouragement Mentoring Personal Growth Success Taking others higher Growth Leadership Development wise leaders

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They Don’t Want Advice


I thought (wrongly) that my role was to give advice, until I gained some wisdom and realized there was something more that was needed. I could see how much easier leadership would be for me if I could use this new way of conversing rather than giving advice. People don’t really want advice, even when they ask for it. Yet how many times have you given advice to others and discovered that they really aren’t interested in (and don’t use) your ideas?

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