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 ).

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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.…

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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.

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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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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?

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Advice For Becoming A Better Entrepreneur

Strategy Driven

Luckily, you can use the following advice to help you become a better leader and boss so that you can experience a bright and prosperous future. Another piece of advice if you want to become a better entrepreneur is to take better care of yourself.

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Practical Advice for Positional Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Lead Change Group has always been about instigating a personal, individual leadership revolution. Anyone can lead and we believe the world is a better place when people lead from who they are rather than from performance or positional authority.

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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 stallar

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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.

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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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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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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.

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The Best Collection of Advice for New Leaders

Great Leadership By Dan

For this month’s Carnival, I asked an all-star collection of leadership experts the following question: What is one piece of advice would you give to a new leader/manager? Jennifer Miller , from The People Equation : “My advice is: don’t underestimate the power of the grapevine.

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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. Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia User MyCanon. Taylor Swift has successfully managed living in the frying pan of fame for nearly a decade now.

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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.

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Where Do They Go To Get Business Advice?

Strategy Driven

Cutting-edge executives (the very top and those about to take the mantle) need seasoned advice and inspiration. You just finished reading Where Do They Go To Get Business Advice? ! The post Where Do They Go To Get Business Advice?

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Advice: Manage Well by Leading Better

N2Growth Blog

By John Baldoni , Chair, Leadership Development, N2growth. Management is your day job; leadership is your career. That is a variation on a comment I heard recently from an executive who was speaking about the responsibilities that senior managers have to lead their organizations through change.

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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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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.

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I’d rather have no advice than bad advice.

Strategy Driven

I read some bad sales advice today and I gotta say something. You just finished reading I’d rather have no advice than bad advice. ! The post I’d rather have no advice than bad advice. I can’t help it.

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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.

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Are You Looking for Advice to Improve the Performance of Your Business?

Strategy Driven

You just finished reading Are You Looking for Advice to Improve the Performance of Your Business? ! The post Are You Looking for Advice to Improve the Performance of Your Business?

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Under-Whelming Advice from a former CEO of Southwest Airlines

Leadership Freak

I’m still grappling with Jim Parker’s advice. He was the CEO of Southwest Airlines during the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. Jim said, “I don’t think I smiled for two years.” When… Continue reading → Personal Growth Success Growth Leadership Development

Free Advice For Uber’s New CEO

N2Growth Blog

As a guy who has made his living for over 30 years helping executives to transform their company cultures, I am compelled to share some free advice with Uber’s new CEO. In June, under immense pressure from incensed investors who didn’t take kindly to Uber’s unrestrained “Bro” culture, Travis Kalanick stepped down as its CEO.

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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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My Dad’s Best Advice

N2Growth Blog

Just the same, Father’s Day does provide me with the chance to reflect back on some of the sage advice that I got from him over the years and consider how it has informed my approach to work and to life. Here is some of his best advice and what that advice meant to me: Life is what you make it : This is my dad’s way of telling me that it’s up to me to decide how I will react and respond to situations encountered in life.

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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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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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Advice for Graduates From Creator of Calvin and Hobbs

Michael Lee Stallard

The post Advice for Graduates From Creator of Calvin and Hobbs appeared first on Michael Lee Stallard. character Advice to Graduates Bill Watterson Calvin and Hobbs Commencement Graduation Inspiration

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“Dealing with your Manager” and Other Work Advice for College Students

Great Leadership By Dan

So other than having given advice to my two daughters, I’ll be way out of my element. Or, what advice do you have for college students to prepare them to deal with managers (or other workplace tips)? career advice college grads managers

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Advice From a Hall of Famer

Kevin Eikenberry

This week, the baseball world lost an all-time great, and from everything I’ve heard and read over the years, the world lost a great guy.

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The Advice I’d Give To My 5 Year Old Self

Joseph Lalonde

Looking back, there’s advice I’d give to my 5 year old self. Be a connector : Kids can be cruel and want to take, take, take (That’s what the above advice about being a sharer was about). Self-Improvement 5 year old advice fun T ime flies.

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The Best Advice John C. Maxwell Ever Received

Joseph Lalonde

The Best Advice John Maxwell Ever Received. The post The Best Advice John C. I ’m currently in Atlanta, GA live blogging the Catalyst Conference. During this time, I’ll be dropping the leadership wisdom shared by the amazing speaker lineup. John C.

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The 5 Best Pieces Of Advice Any New Leader Will Ever Get

Terry Starbucker

“Terry, my boy…” There were 5 of these moments I’ll never forget, because they became the 5 best pieces of leadership advice I would ever receive. Advice that I leaned on and absorbed into my being for the long haul, and for my betterment.

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Most Popular Leadership Advice of 2017: Top 10 Posts

Let's Grow Leaders

Winning Well leadership advice top 10 leadership postsIt’s always so much fun and interesting to see which of the year’s posts and topics resonate most with our Let’s Grow Leaders community. Here’s what you liked and shared the most as measured by page views.

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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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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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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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Why ‘Follow Your Passion’ Is Terrible Advice


In the industrial economy, the most used piece of career advice is arguably “follow you passion.” But follow your passion is terrible advice. Follow your passion is lousy advice.

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The Best Collection of Advice for New Leaders:

Lead Change Blog

For this month’s Carnival, an all-star collection of leadership experts was asked the following question: What is one piece of advice would you give to a new leader/manager? Posted in Leadership Development [link] Welcome to the August 5th, 2013 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival!

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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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The Differences Between Feedback and Advice, and Why It Matters

Kevin Eikenberry

Consulting Speaking Training Products About Blog Home Blogs I Like Leadership Learning Subscribe The Differences Between Feedback and Advice, and Why It Matters by Kevin Eikenberry on January 10, 2011 in Devloping Others , Leadership , Learning Feedback and advice.

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Leadership Advice: Develop Where You Are

Ron Edmondson

Here’s my advice: Take advantage of where you are now. I’ve seen so many potentially great leaders waste opportunities because they were waiting for the perfect scenario before they began to develop as a leader.