What Your Organization Really Needs from You: Influence and Impact

Leading Blog

L EADERS in today’s multinational, matrixed, diverse business world have impact through their ability to influence others. When you have that kind of influence with others, the results begin to speak for themselves.

Social Media Influence | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

While anyone can have a social media presence, not everyone possesses social media influence. You might have something to say, but without influence, nobody will be listening. Put simply, having a social media presence without influence is little more than an exercise in frivolity. In today’s post I’ll share some thoughts on the importance of social media influence in the building of personal and corporate brand equity. Social Media Influence [.]


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The CEO of PayPal on Giving Credit

Leadership Freak

“This idea of the power of giving credit to others — as opposed to your own individual accomplishment — has shaped my entire career. They mostly… Continue reading → Appreciation Gratitude Influence Taking others higher Growth Leadership Development organizational successMost people don’t really think about that.

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How To Create Lasting Influence | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Understanding how to leverage the influence factor can make a defining difference in your ability to drive change, build cohesive teams, and to successfully implement strategic vision. As a leader your “Influence Quotient” is the IQ you need to pay attention to. In fact, your influence quotient will be a much greater determinant of your ultimate success than your “Intelligence Quotient” could ever be. With authority comes credibility, and with credibility comes influence.

Hey CEO, Are You Killing Yourself At Work?

Rich Gee Group

you’re the CEO (or the President, CFO, CMO, CIO, you get the idea). Are you reaching for the ‘Rockefeller’ stratosphere in wealth, power, and influence? The post Hey CEO, Are You Killing Yourself At Work? You work hard. You come in early, stay late, and work over the weekends. Of course. You constantly think about work, even in your sleep.

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How to Make Real Change Happen When You’re Not CEO

Let's Grow Leaders

Career & Learning Results & Execution Winning Well influence internal change leadership management persuadeLet’s Grow Leaders Q&A In a recent post we invited you to send us your biggest leadership challenge. We received a great question from a healthcare leader in the United Kingdom. It’s a question we hear all the time from audience members […].

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The Influence Effect

Lead Change Blog

Women hold over half of all professional jobs today, yet they represent just four percent of CEOs in the S&P 500. misses the true key that puts women ahead: influence. Leadership experts Kathryn Heath, Jill Flynn, and Mary Davis Holt, coauthors of The Influence Effect , create an airtight case for the importance of the influence effect, which moves women past the politics problem and offers a new path to power.

Influencing Creativity and Innovation


So what is your role in influencing creativity and innovation in others? Posted in Uncategorized 7 Responses to “Influencing Creativity and Innovation&# Brian Groves : July 26, 2010 at 2:32 pm Great article and vital info for business leaders of today and tomorrow. In order to influence creativity and innovation, leaders should also encourage employees to make mistakes in order to learn.

Leadership & Influence Summit | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Registration for this free online event will not only give you access to my video, but also presentations featuring some of today’s leading influencers. In many organisations influence is a function of previously proven experience (earned stripes so to speak) and people who are fresh to the organisation, with different ideals and approaches and who are less politically connected may find their ideas sqeezed out by institutional knowledge and cultural dominance.

Are You an Accidental Soul-Sucking CEO?

Joseph Lalonde

For the last 20 years, and all around the world, we CEOs have invested untold millions into the question: “What does it take to have an engaged workplace culture?” It Lands On the CEO’s Door Step. That’s how it feels, especially when an organization that promotes itself as being committed to an engaged culture is led by a CEO who is unfocused, unserious, unkind, or simply doesn’t get it. How to Be a Soul-Sucking CEO. Garry is the CEO of the WD-40 Company.

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A CEO’s Guide to Leadership Development

Great Leadership By Dan

The biggest differentiator of companies that excel in leadership development is the commitment and ownership of the CEO or top executive.” — Dan McCarthy. It’s easy for a “chicken” CEO to just pay lip service to leadership development. So when it comes to leadership development, what’s the difference between a CEO that is just “involved” and one that is really committed ? Here are 10 things that I believe would give any CEO the best return on their time invested.

Entrepreneur, CEO or Both? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Posted on January 21st, 2011 by admin in Leadership , Miscellaneous , Operations & Strategy By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Entrepreneur, CEO or Both? CEO…that title sounds good doesn’t it? What does a CEO really do anyway? In today’s post I’ll assess what it takes to be an effective CEO and you can decide for yourself if you have what it takes to get the job done.

Should CEOs Have Term Limits? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Posted on July 7th, 2010 by admin in Leadership , Operations & Strategy , Rants By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth I have read some interesting articles and blog posts of late on the subject of CEO term limits, and felt this topic worthy of discussion. You should know from the outset that I fundamentally disagree with the concept of CEO term limits, and quite frankly I cannot really come up with a valid reason for supporting such a regressive concept.

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Leveraging Down for CEOs | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Think of any top performing CEO and you’ll find that to the one, they possess an uncanny ability to focus on highest and best use activities. While most executives that have reached the C-suite level understand the importance of scaling via delegation, far too many CEOs struggle with the effective implementation of the concept. To this day I’m amazed at how many CEOs still own tasks, roles, projects, and responsibilities that should be delegated to others.

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43 Best Leadership Books to Skyrocket Your Career

Miles Anthony Smith

Do Leadership Books Really Help Advance Your Life and Career? Even if you manage to find what appears to be solid leadership advice, does it actually help you advance your career and become a better leader? Leadership Is an Art Max DePree, the former CEO of Herman Miller, Inc., Let Go Pat Flynn, once a downtrodden architect, shares his journey to success and happiness in, "Let Go," a book on finding one's purpose in their life and career. Career Leadership

Which will get you Promoted to CEO: Nasty or Nice?

Great Leadership By Dan

Here's the complete 8/28 press release: New PDI Ninth House Pulse on Leaders research pinpoints personality traits that can both help and hinder one’s advancement through leadership levels, and uncovers stark differences between key traits for business unit leaders and CEOs. Specifically, the Pulse research found certain traits, which facilitate advancement to the business unit leader level, actually inhibit progression to the CEO level.

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3 Big Mistakes That CEOs Must Fix To Inspire Employees

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by CEO Ben Decker. At the CEO level, these white lies run rampant. After years of working with business leaders, the fact is most CEOs are not inspiring. Communicating is a learned skill, critical for leadership and motivation – the CEO’s primary task. Here are the top three mistakes that CEOs make – and how to fix them: Mistake #1: CEOs read speeches Consider the annual Academy Awards acceptance speeches.

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Interview With Garry Ridge – CEO Of WD-40: Cultivating A Culture Of Servant Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

Garry Ridge is the CEO of the WD-40 Company. Interview With Garry Ridge – CEO of WD-40. When you became CEO of WD-40 , did WD-40 have a culture of servant leadership? It’s their choice, we empathize on a careers page that our culture is about care, candor, accountability & responsibility and heavily influenced by our values and if that is an environment that you’re not comfortable with don’t apply. Read my article – Accidental Soul-Sucking CEO.

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Leadership Biz Cafe Podcast #7 – Joel Garfinkle On How To Get Ahead In Your Career

Tanveer Naseer

Regardless of whether the economy is going well or not, one thing that’s remained consistent in the workplace over the last few decades is the reality that each of us is responsible for managing our careers and with it, the opportunities we obtain for professional growth and development. But how exactly do we obtain these opportunities to get ahead in our career?

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Employees Will Stay for the Work, Leave for the Career

First Friday Book Synopsis

Employees were asked “What is the most important factor influencing your plans to stay?&# In a global study by consulting firm BlessingWhite, the top reason employees give for staying with their employer is “My work. I like the work that I do.” Thirty percent cited their work and liking their job. Seventeen percent said their [.].

New eBook: How To Think Like A CEO


Understanding how others think is critical to influencing them and getting results. My new eBook, How To Think Like A CEO , helps you look inside the brain of your CEO. I’ve been privileged in my career to work with dozens of CEOs. It’s through these defining moments that I’ve gained insights into how CEOs think and what they care about most. You’ll see just how employees build credibility as a strategic advisor if they start thinking more like a CEO.

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The Ultimate Leadership Test

Lead Change Blog

And, the one about the CEO of Charles Schwab failing a one-question exam in his senior year in college is profoundly poignant about what really matters to be a great leader. . The story originated from an interview by NY Times writer Adam Bryant of CEO Walt Bettinger for Bryant’s February 4, 2016 “Corner Office” column. Career Development Character-based Leadership Culture influence InspirationA really great story bears retelling.

How to Influence People at Work: Getting the Team Behind Your Ideas


Who is your greatest role model for your career? No matter who you look up to, the one characteristic they’re sure to possess is the ability to influence others. Influencers have the unique ability to combine their skills with the charming charisma it takes to win people over. As out of reach as it might seem, anyone can become an influencer with the right mindset and approach. Throw Out Your Preconceived Ideas of Influence.

How to Select a CEO for the Collaboration Economy


These seven questions can help you figure out whether a CEO candidate is truly right for the job. Does the CEO view his position as his right or his privilege? Here’s how John Replogle, CEO of consumer goods company Seventh Generation, illustrated the link between CEO mindset and corporate behavior to me: “Understanding how you view your position as CEO informs where you put your emphasis. Is the CEO shareholder or stakeholder value-creation driven?

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How to Advance in Your Career When Your Boss Won’t Help

Harvard Business

I recently moderated a panel at a conference and asked the group of successful executives to describe someone who has been instrumental in their careers. She lamented that she’d never been lucky enough to work for someone like that, and at times felt that the lack of an effective boss was career-derailing — even a personal failure. A sponsor can be invaluable to helping you achieve your career goals and getting ahead in an organization.

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How to Connect with the C-Suite

Leadership Freak

CEOs and others in the C-Suite make or break careers. The first thing Doug Conant, former CEO of Campbell’s Soup, said when I asked for his [.]. Influence Leading brownnoser Connecting with CEOs costco stores jim sinegal Leadership Development rare exceptionsThis article begins a short series designed to help you connect with C-Level leaders. Danger: The further away from the C-Suite you are the further away you should stay.

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The Impact of a Great Leader

N2Growth Blog

I have seen examples in multinational enterprises, where the appointment of a new CEO resulted in a change of atmosphere within a few weeks. This phenomenon happened not just to the people working closely with the CEO, but also with people who had never even met the new CEO.

Manager's Answer Book

Coaching Tip

Writing a book is a journey throughout our careers, where we have encountered situations and had experiences that have now been incorporated into the "The Manager's Answer Book". Source: The Manager's Answer Book: Powerful Tools to Build Trust and Teams, Maximize Your Impact and Influence, and Respond to Challenges .

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What I Wish I Knew as a CEO That I Learned Later in HR

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

first became aware of Les Hayman in July 2012 when I read his excellent guest post for Gurprriet Siingh – “ Transforming HR – How a CEO did it.” Having served as Chairman and CEO of SAP EMEA (Europe, ME, and Africa) and President and CEO for SAP Asia-Pacific, and a member of the SAP Global Board, Les was asked to delay his retirement for two years to take on the role of Global Head of HR, responsible for all of SAP’s Human Resources activities worldwide.

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Leading Without Direct Reports

In the CEO Afterlife

Craft or Career. Decades ago, I was moved by a business school article entitled, “Craft or Career. The author, a professor, was making the point that crafts and careers are not mutually exclusive – that craftspeople do not have to climb the management ladder to realize fulfilling careers. When I was a CEO, I had the pleasure of working with such an individual, an ambitious purchasing agent who I’ll call Walter. Leaders Influence Directly AND Indirectly.

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Character Lessons

Coaching Tip

More than ever, regulators are pushing to hold CEOs accountable for misconduct happening on their watch. uncovers original hard data from a first-of-its-kind major study to show how CEO character impacts the bottom line, reduces risk, and engages the workforce. High character CEOs delivered nearly 5 times greater bottom-line results, reduced risk, and significantly engaged the workforce more than did the weak character CEOs. Leadership Tactics for Career Women.

INTERVIEW: Shannon Schuyler, Chief Purpose Officer at PwC, on CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion

HR Digest

In recent years, Shannon has worked alongside PwC’s US Chairman Tim Ryan to drive the strategy for CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion , the largest-ever CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. I realized that my entire life I was being led by the power they instilled in me and was using it to make my way in the world, and be a positive influence. Shannon Schuyler: Every organization and CEO face their own challenges.

How To Deliver What Your Organization Needs Most From You

Eric Jacobson

From CEOs to first-line managers, Berman and Bradt explain that too often individuals are unintentionally misunderstanding critical aspects of their job. How you can develop new skills to increase your influence.

CEO Next Door Book Reveals Four Key Behaviors Of Successful CEOs And Busts CEO Myths

Eric Jacobson

The CEO Next Door is the new book that offers career advice for everyone who aspires to rise in their organization and achieve their full potential. Impressively, that advice is based on an in-depth analysis of over 2,6,00 leaders -- drawn from a database of more than 17,000 CEOs and C-suite executives. The results of the research burst several myths surrounding CEOs. Powell (photo by: Mariana McClure) Question : A lot has been written about CEOs.

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3 Critical Skills of Effective Leaders.

Rich Gee Group

The best tool to learn how to motivate is Dale Carnegie’s: How to Win Friends and Influence People. Blog Business Coaching C-Level Career Coaching Tip CEO CFO Coaching Communication Delegation Information Management Motivation Obstacles Performance VP Great leaders translate vision into decisive action — a skill that’s especially vital in tough times. But what are those skills? Do you have a blind spot? Should you be doing more?

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Applications Being Accepted for Intensive Military to Civilian Career Transition Program

Strategy Driven

The program, which is designed to create successful transitions from military to civilian careers, is open to Veterans of any rank who left the service in the last two years or who will transition in the next six months. Veterans will receive the same research-based leadership development services offered by Hay Group to Boards, CEOs and senior executives at leading global organizations. The transition from a military career to a civilian career is difficult and challenging.

How to Connect with the C-Suite

Leadership Freak

CEOs and others in the C-Suite make or break careers. The first thing Doug Conant, former CEO of Campbell’s Soup, said when I asked for his [.]. Influence Leading brownnoser Connecting with CEOs costco stores jim sinegal Leadership Development rare exceptionsThis article begins a short series designed to help you connect with C-Level leaders. Danger: The further away from the C-Suite you are the further away you should stay.

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Balance your Workload on High-Visible Projects

Career Advancement

You’re working to increase your output and the caliber of projects you carry out, building visibility and influence while excelling in your current job. There are certainly worse situations to be in—if others believe in your ideas, it shows you have influence. Career Advancement

Women's Leadership Can Shatter Stereotypes

Coaching Tip

The Women's Leadership Blueprint is consistent with what one would expect among all successful executives--that is, striving to achieve the best , showing confidence, effectively influencing others, leveraging cognitive ability, and having awareness of organizational politics. When a man strongly asserts his point of view and autonomy, he is hailed as a strong, competent leader. When a woman exhibits the same executive qualities, she is labeled a brusque, overbearing b h. .

The perils of starting your career in a recession

Chartered Management Institute

It's widely regarded that starting ones career in a recession can severely hit your bank balance. How does a recession impact upon their career? The research suggests that executives who begin their career during a recession generally rise to the top of the career ladder faster than peers who began their career during boom times. The research found that recession era CEOs achieved their top positions in 1.5

Women Make Great Leaders

Coaching Tip

Many become devoted wives, partners and mothers while still building careers and influence. Other c areer women self-coaching books: When Doing It All Won't Do: A self-coaching guide for career women. . Books Business Coaching Career Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Communication Current Affairs Leadership Memes Personal Coaching Self-Awareness Success Tips What is Women Work life

A Simple Way to Map Out Your Career Ambitions

Harvard Business

It’s easy to be confused about how to grow in your career. Both of those leaders are now CEOs — one of a $10 billion retail chain and another of a specialty eyewear company. Since the 70-20-10 ratio says that experiences best accelerate your development, you’ll want to understand which experiences will build your career and, more importantly, the few, most powerful experiences that can close your from/to gap. franckreporter/Getty Images.

To Boost Your Career, Get to Know Your Boss’s Boss

Harvard Business

But there’s another person who often has just as much influence over your career: your boss’s boss. “The more you are known and respected by people above you, the better off you are from a career standpoint,” says Priscilla Claman, the president of Career Strategies, a Boston-based consulting firm and a contributor to the HBR Guide to Getting the Right Job. ” Show that you care about your company and that you are serious about your career.