How to JumpStart Your Leadership Career

Lead Change Blog

A leadership career isn’t like a regular career. You don’t go to school for it; you can’t find many summer internships focused only on making you a better leader; and developing your leadership skills may not lead directly to a paycheck. or “What am I going to learn today?”

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Class of 2017: Learn How to Impress Your Potential Employer

Career Advancement

I know I have the job skills to do the work I’m applying for, but what can I do to present myself well. How can I impress my potential employer? Not everyone takes the time to do that. Think, I’m happy to be meeting you. Suppose they ask, “How committed are you?”

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How to Motivate Yourself

Let's Grow Leaders

I had just finished reviewing the syllabus with my Masters level leadership class, and asked my typical follow-up question. “What else would you like to cover?” How do we motivate ourselves to feel like that?” From Motivation Theory to Real Life.

How to Deal With REALLY Difficult People at Work

Let's Grow Leaders

Whenever I tell someone I’m teaching an evening MBA class entirely devoted to “managing difficult people” the response is the same. “Oh, boy do I need to take that class.” You can do this technique to approach your most difficult person.

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How to Lead a Redneck

Lead Change Blog

It has been a pejorative term used to characterize poor, white, ignorant, rural, bigoted folks who were usually missing teeth and lived largely south of the Mason Dixie line. If heaven ain’t a lot like Dixie, I don’t want to go,” sang Hank Jr., So, how many rednecks work for you?

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How to Figure Out What Motivates Others

Lead from Within

The best leaders understand that motivating others is an important part of their role, and that doing it well means discovering and providing motivation that’s unique to each individual member of their team as well as building organizational values that foster motivation. Delegate to empower.

How to Bounce Back from Adversity

Nathan Magnuson

How can we climb our way our of it? That’s why it’s takes so much courage to make tough decisions when the outcomes aren’t clear. When I learned that Dale Carnegie had written a bestselling book called How to Quit Worrying and Start Living , I was a bit incredulous.

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Is A Career In Education The Right Choice For You?

Strategy Driven

If you are thinking about making a career change then you might consider whether you should explore the education sector. There are lots of benefits to this career path. For instance, you will be able to impart what could be a vast level of knowledge onto the younger generation.

How to Make Every Day Employee Appreciation Day

Lead from Within

Then they say something about how important every member of the team is and go back to their offices, satisfied that they’ve taken care of employee appreciation for another year. To be honest, it’s a horrible idea. Don’t forget to tag them! How to Succeed as A New Leader.

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A 360 Feedback Tool You Can Do Yourself

Let's Grow Leaders

People are holding back their best thinking on how you can improve. When it comes to self-assessment, our confidence seems to out-weigh our humility. It’s back to school time, my husband’s out-of-town, it’s just a lot.” How can I add more value?

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How To Overcome Your Speaking Jitters.

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 How To Overcome Your Speaking Jitters. I present to audiences all over the world. Your presentation has to be YOU.

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 1/7/13)

First Friday Book Synopsis

BOOK REVIEWS Likeable Social Media: How to Delight Your Customers, Create an Irresistible Brand, and Be Generally Amazing Dave Kerpen Taking Flight! Master the DISC Styles to Transform Your Career, Your Relationships…Your Life Merrick Rosenberg and Daniel Silvert Infectious: How to Connect Deeply and Unleash the Energetic Leader Within Achim Nowak Your Best Just Got [.].

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How To Build A Reputable Contractor Business

Strategy Driven

Working in the construction industry is a competitive landscape but can also be a rewarding career. It’s up to you to win over new clients and build a book of customers who will use and recommend your services.

Fear Can Kill Your Career

Survive Your Promotion

Tips for New Managers on Navigating the Transition from Individual Contributor to Team Leader Skip to content Home About the Book About Katy Recommended Reading ← Wonderful Richard St. If you are a parent, care to take a guess about how many times you’ve said it to your kids?

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5 Big Mistakes Managers Make When Developing Their People

Let's Grow Leaders

The only way to achieve exponentially greater results is to get every member of your team functioning on more cylinders, as individuals and as a team. They creep into “I’ve got this, and now my job is to teach it to you” land. Get to know them.

4 Reasons Underdogs Will Rule the World

Let's Grow Leaders

The playing field was clearly uneven, but the “visiting team” had chosen to come and play by our rules: An underdog team at it’s finest. I was teaching executive presence and communication to MBA students, 30% for whom English is their second language.

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Leap: How to Thrive in a World Where Everything Can Be Copied

Leading Blog

Howard Yu explains in Leap: How to Thrive in a World Where Everything Can Be Copied , how a business can shield itself from copycats. Yu identifies five fundamental principles that allow companies to make a leap and stay successful in the face of such competition.

45 Career Advice Experts Offer Career Success Secrets

Miles Anthony Smith

45 Career Advice Experts Share Their Blueprint for Career Success (Plus Leaderboard)​ Does your career seem to be a struggle at times? Why is the world appear to be so topsy-turvy? ​ Click "READ MORE" to learn from the career advice of the experts.

Why I Bailed on My STEM Career

Change Starts Here

There’s been a lot of talk lately in the US about building more STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) capability in the workforce, and related conversations about how to increase the number of women in STEM programs, and how to keep women in those jobs once they have them.

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Pump Up Your Social Skills — How To Approach New People.

Rich Gee Group

A great post from Reddit — when I read something I like, I try to pass it on. The author focuses on talking to new people, but you can take his technique and apply it to almost any activity you find difficult to master. It is really easy to tell yourself.

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Agile leadership: what it is and how to get it


. Armed with a degree in biology I started my career as a bench biologist, but the route from there to where I am now is quite circuitous. All of my career moves were of my own choosing. At one point, my manager told me that if I wanted to go into management, I would need to stay in a position for longer than a few years. I was willing to risk a career for the ability to continue learning in far-ranging business arenas.

6 Big Career Mistakes That Can Sabotage Your Future

Lead from Within

Here are a few to make sure you steer clear of: Mistake #1: Believing you have to know everything and do everything to be successful. To build a successful career, you definitely need to develop expertise in your field. But when you allow yourself to think you have to know everything and do everything, you’re setting yourself up to fail–plus you come across as a micromanager who doesn’t trust your team.

9 Corporate Personality Types and How to Motivate Them

Women on Business

Every employee of a large corporation has had to take some type of personality test. These tests usually occur during some type of training class. The problem is that no on ever seems to pay attention to these differences once the training class is over.

3 Tips on How to Become a Magnetic Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

I define magnetic leaders as those who appear to effortlessly attract talent that will stick around. I open my book, The Magnetic Leader: How Irresistible Leaders Attract Employees, Customers and Profits , with the results of a recent TinyPulse New Year Employee Report, where one thousand working Americans shared their workplace wishes for the New Year. The second most popular answer was to have their manager quit. Clearly some work needs to be done in this area.

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How to Confront an Employee Performance Problem

Great Leadership By Dan

This post was recently published on SmartBlog on Leadership: In all of the work I’ve done in management development over the last 20-plus years, if I had to pick the one thing that managers at all levels either won’t do, can’t do, should do or could do it better, it’s having the will and skill to sit down with an employee and have the tough conversation about performance. In the life cycle of management development, we tend to view this as “supervision 101.”

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To the class of 2011, Three helpful tips Part One

Reiter Thinks

To the class of 2011, Congratulations! Welcome to adulthood. Scenario A; Go away to College. Scenario B; Don’t go away to college and/or work a skill or trade. I’m here to offer some advice on how to go down your own path as safely as possible.

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How to Bag the Best Acting Projects

Strategy Driven

Just like any other profession, gaining the required experience to perfect your art is required. In order to do this, apart from being committed and passionate about acting, you have to be willing to work hard at improving your craft.

Create Career Sustainability One “Tweak” At a Time

Mills Scofield

I am blessed & honored to have Cali Yost guest blog. The New York Times calls her “one of the smartest, sophisticated thinkers” and Mashable lists her as 1 of the Top 14 Career Experts on Twitter. I urge you to read her post and buy her book.

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How to Improve Your Human Resources Department: 5 Key Steps to Success

Strategy Driven

The HR department is responsible for all aspects of your workforce, whether it be the hiring process or providing opportunities to develop for existing staff members. If your staff members don’t possess the necessary skills to do the job, this will impact overall productivity levels.

How to Build a Team « Survive Your Promotion!

Survive Your Promotion

Even if each of the people who report directly to you is highly motivated and wants to do great work, you will still need to spend time actively developing a sense of unity and collaboration to foster a true team-oriented environment. Survive Your Promotion!

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How to be a Damn Good Developmental Manager

Great Leadership By Dan

A manager that took an interest in your career, challenged you to be your best, and believed in your potential to grow? That’s the kind of manager that most employees want to work for. And if you’re manager, that’s the kind of reputation you should aspire to have. It helps with recruiting and retaining the best employees, allows you to delegate so you can focus on what you’re being paid to do, or even take a vacation now and then. Here’s how: 1.

How to Make 2016 Your Best Year Ever!

Marshall Goldsmith

To make resolutions that matter, don’t look forward. So, why not take the time now to visit your goals and think about what you really want to change. Wondering how to start? It one of my favorites and I teach it in most of my classes. Take a few seconds to answer this question – personally and professionally. Jot down words that capture what the old you would be saying to the younger you that is here now.

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Bo Eason Teaches You How To Achieve Your A-Game In Life

Eric Jacobson

Prepare to be inspired and then to work hard as you read Bo Eason ’s book on how to be the best in the world at what you do. How to leave behind those who don’t help you move forward. That’s a dangerous place to be. Your job is to right the ship.

Announcing a Life and Career Transition for Ron and Cheryl Edmondson

Ron Edmondson

As our new leadership team began to plan for 2020, I saw my role shifting from one of building something new to more maintaining and managing. At 55 years old, I am wise enough to know that life is short, and time is precious. I probably should have listened closer to him then.

The Danger of “YES” and How to avoid it

Dave Bratcher

Of course we like to hear the word “Yes” more than we like “No” As the parent of small children, our preference for “Yes” over “No” begins at a very young age. How did you make it better?

How to retain Millennial and Gen Z in the workplace?

HR Digest

Millennial and Gen Z are the new age workforce of the companies including young and vibrant employees who can work hard and smart, making it easier for the organization to maintain its sustenance and growth in the long run. Several methods can be suggested to serve this purpose.

Improvement Deficiency Syndrome

Chris Brady

There are wonderful seminars conducted by some of the sharpest minds about how to identify our blind spots and grow personally. persistent resistance to a positive attitude 2. the ability to read hundreds of self-improvement books and still not improve 3.

Firing Employees – The New Manager's Field Guide to Termination.

Survive Your Promotion

Tips for New Managers on Navigating the Transition from Individual Contributor to Team Leader Skip to content Home About the Book About Katy Recommended Reading ← Is it the shoes? Knowing how to handle that situation gracefully can make a big difference.

The Science of Motivation

Survive Your Promotion

It’s long but you won’t notice because he’s such an engaging speaker and the facts he presents are so contrary to everything you think you know about how to use rewards to motivate your employees. Survive Your Promotion!

Why Companies Should Add Class to Their Diversity Discussions

Harvard Business Review

We know it’s awkward, talking about class. Especially in the United States, talking about class is considered taboo. But class background matters in the workplace. ” Class migrants are finding their voice: J.D. What are working-class sports?

Enjoy the Moment or Plan for the Future?

Survive Your Promotion

Tips for New Managers on Navigating the Transition from Individual Contributor to Team Leader Skip to content Home About the Book About Katy Recommended Reading ← The Opposite of Love Wonderful Richard St. Is it possible to plan for the future without looking at it?

25 Tools Every Manager Should Know | Survive Your Promotion!

Survive Your Promotion

These are great resources if you want to build on a specific skill, or learn about a topic in more depth. The goal of management is primarily to plan, organize and implement processes to get things done. Leadership is the act of inspiring others to perform at a higher level.

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16 New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Work Performance.

Career Advancement

“Celebrate what you want to see more of.”. Simon wanted to have an extremely productive upcoming year. He reached out for executive coaching so he could take the necessary steps to help him improve his work performance. Take the time to review your accomplishments.

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