How to Evaluate Whether You Made an Effective Career Decision

Lead Change Blog

Tom made a major career decision 3 months ago: he decided to leave his position as chief information officer at a large manufacturing firm to become an entrepreneur and start a company to provide software that helps manufacturers improve the quality of their manufacturing process. He made his choice after talking to his friend Dave, who left his chief technology officer position in a high-profile manufacturing company to become an entrepreneur six months ago.

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How to Succeed With Limited Resources

Let's Grow Leaders

You don’t have enough time, enough resources, or budget– or maybe you lack all three. You may be surprised to know that’s exactly what stacks the odds of success in your favor. When we have fewer resources, we have to embrace the restraints and make careful decisions.

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How to Propel Your Career in 10 Minutes

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Dr. Dawn Graham : Spring cleaning, New Year’s resolutions, summer vacations, back to school—these days, everything has a season. But what about career management? It’s no secret that today’s professionals need to take charge of their own growth and development.

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How to Stop Having Stupid Staff Meetings

Let's Grow Leaders

I asked the crowd, “Raise your hand if you’ve been to a really stupid staff meeting.” “Keep your hand up, if you find most staff meetings in your career could have been more efficient.” 3 Great Conversations to Have at Staff Meetings. How We Lead.

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New Year, New Career: Learn How to Find New Career Opportunities in 2020

HR Digest

January is a popular time for people to quit their jobs and explore new career opportunities. Our experts share insights on how to find a career that makes you happy. Getting a job when everybody else wants to take the leap seems difficult, but it’s possible.

Bringing a Business Back to Life (and FREE Resources)

Lead Change Blog

Many people have mentioned this or a similar statistic to me, often in reference to restaurants in my hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana, that seemed to open and go out of business every other day. Taking a small, local restaurant and trying to re-vamp it: difficult.

How to Get Promoted At Work: The ASK Strategy

Let's Grow Leaders

Getting promoted at works increases your responsibility, power and ability to grow as a leader. That’s why you need to build up a team of allies to help you gain promotion. Here are three specific allies you need to develop: Your Manager. Take Action To Get Promoted.

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

Strategy Driven

If you run an organization, one of the most important departments is human resources. 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. Allow employees to grow.

How to Make the Business Case for Change

Lead Change Blog

That creates a challenge for you as a leader to obtain approval for change initiatives, when you are not the ultimate decision-maker. Here are nine elements to consider when building your case. Most change initiatives are designed to solve problems. Create a clear and succinct description of the problem to attract attention. Describe the current approach to the issue as a band-aid. Anticipate the question “How much will this cost?” Identify resources.

Stop Managing Your Career

In the CEO Afterlife

Inherent in the definition of career is the opportunity to progress. More than ever, people are seeking mentors, “branding” themselves and carefully managing their careers in order to dash up that quintessential corporate ladder. So what is wrong with managing your career?

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How To Hire Greatness

Eric Jacobson

In their book, the authors share their guide for how to attract, recruit and retain star executives. Leaders who can use their intellectual capacity to make quick, solid business decisions in tough competitive environments often without having all the details, so intuition is important.

How to Use a Career Page to Positively Show off Culture to Candidates

Chart Your Course

The Harvard Business Review reports culture directly impacts employee satisfaction, job performance, business creativity, commitment and loyalty, retention and absenteeism, and — perhaps the most important quality to executives — the bottom line.

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 Win Influence and Keep It

Lead Change Blog

What he didn’t know was his power had been granted to him from the beginning. Anytime he wanted, the Battery could use his power to make things move. You see, unbeknownst to him, he had a limited supply that could not be replenished. But power is a limited resource.

How To Resign Professionally


In any case, you’ve decided to quit. You want to make sure that when it does come time to resign, you are going to do it in a way that respects all parties and that is most helpful to all parties. Lastly, remember to quit graciously. Get The Free Resources.

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Nightmares in Workplace Communications and How to Strengthen as a Communicator

Management Excellence

This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. Career Challenging Conversations Emerging Leaders First Time Manager Series Leadership Communication Resources Workplace Communications

10 Online Resources To Help You Write Like A Leader

Joseph Lalonde

I t doesn’t matter what your expertise is; writing skills are necessary for all professionals who aim towards more productive careers. You want to distinguish yourself as a leader in your organization? Smart leaders know how to delegate.

What Experts are Saying About Career Advice: May Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

For May’s Frontline Festival, I asked experts around the world to share their best career advice. It’s amazing how consistent the ideas are across cultures and contexts. Thanks to all the contributors. Holding Career Conversations. Career Advancement.

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How To Safely Terminate An Employee.

Rich Gee Group

To terminate and employee is never easy, but when done incorrectly they can become your worst nightmare. I also work with clients who own a company (or are a CEO of an organization) and they need to fire someone for cause. I always advise my clients to speak with an attorney.

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How to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills to Boost Your Business and Career

Women on Business

However, public speaking is one of the best ways to indirectly promote yourself and your company. How do you improve your public speaking skills if you can’t afford to hire a trainer to help you? What resources do you recommend to improve your public speaking skills?

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How To Apologize Properly


Often I’ll hear about someone’s “apology” and then hear them marvel at how it wasn’t accepted. That’s what people say when they don’t want to apologize for their actions. The second is they did apologize for their actions but then they tried to explain them away.

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How To Succeed As A Young Professional

Eric Jacobson

Good books I like to share. Really good books I like to share with lots of people. Written by a humble, wise, insightful millennial, Magnuson provides a timely resource to help young professionals excel in the workplace and beyond.

How to Be an Engaging Leader in a World of Robotics, AI, and Digitization

Leading Blog

It’s leading us to increased depersonalization and disengagement with our employees. How do I keep the digital demands of today from overwhelming my business? I want to keep my best people engaged, remain competitive, and stay on the growth path!

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How to Hire the Right Leadership Team for Your Startup

Lead Change Blog

Are you planning to start up a business with limited resources but wanting to hire the best people? Are you currently budgeting the overall cost of setting up your dream business but not wanting to compromise to hire the right team?

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Nightmares in Workplace Communications and How to Strengthen as a Communicator

Art Petty

Most of us have a few communication moments in our careers that we would like to either do-over or erase our brains' memories. Career Challenging Conversations Emerging Leaders First Time Manager Series Leadership Communication Resources Workplace Communications

How To Build Executive Presence


Mike Figliuolo, thoughtLEADERS’ Managing Director, talks about how to build executive presence. This is a skills episode, where Mike sat down with the team at Beyond the Uniform to dig into a specific skill set that is likely to be highly relevant to all listeners.

How To Give Killer Phone Interviews.

Rich Gee Group

Many of my clients who are in transition from one job to another are frequently thrown into the practice of an initial phone interview. Here are a number of key tips and learnings to make you crush it every time: Control your space. Optimally, try to ensure no noises or interruptions.

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How to Improve Your Organization’s Culture Through Employee Connections

Michael Lee Stallard

Article Published by Forbes I believe it’s wise for leaders to develop their organizational culture by being intentional about strengthening the bonds of connection and trust among leaders and employees. In my experience, needs are met as people become more connected to their colleagues.

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.

How To Start Next Now

Joseph Lalonde

In just 24 years, he’s landed on’s Top-25 CEOs list, won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, and led the company to a Top-10 Best Employer on Here’s what he has to say on how to Start Next Now. How To Start Next Now.

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Be Different! The Key to Business and Career Success

Skip Prichard

Individuals and businesses want to stand out , to be different, to attract others by being better in some unique ways. The Key to Business and Career Success. Effective leaders and team members challenge each other’s paradigms and to think out of the box.

How to handle underperforming employees?

HR Digest

Every manager, at some point in their career, will have to learn to handle underperforming employees. In this post, we’ve listed proven methods to effectively deal with underperforming employees. To address the latter, however, is a herculean task.

Recommended Resources – Promote Yourself

Strategy Driven

Promote Yourself : The New Rules for Career Success. Promote Yourself by Dan Schawbel provides tangible advice for gaining the visibility necessary for career advancement without appearing to be overtly self-serving. Soft skills necessary to make every impression count.

How To Manage Poor Performance


At some point in your career as a manager, you’re going to have to manage a poor performing employee. You’ll have to deal with that employee who just isn’t pulling his or her weight. You’ll have to talk with that team mate who just can’t keep up.

New Resource: Maximize Your Potential


Our friends at 99U have just released their second book, Maximize Your Potential: Grow Your Expertise, Take Bold Risks & Build an Incredible Career. Heres what 99U has to say about the book: Success isn’t about being the best.

How to Attract the Best Talent by Using SEO

Lead Change Blog

Are you a tech-savvy human resource manager? However, you might have assumed that it isn’t relevant to you as a recruiter. The primary purpose of SEO is to increase your website visibility in search engines such as Google. So, do you want to know how to attract the best talent to your business using SEO? Read on to find out. Your business probably has a business website complete with a career page on it.

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How to Beat Scrutiny During a Culture Change

Great Leadership By Dan

I tell senior leaders that they’ll never be able to run a yellow light at a traffic signal in their town again! Consequently, it is extremely important for senior leaders to model their declared values – every day, with every interaction. When you are ready, we’re here to help.

How to Create a Personal Brand Strategy Statement

In the CEO Afterlife

In this post I want to help those of you who are keen to create your personal brand. To do that, you’ll need a brand strategy. To most of you the objective is to advance your career. So let’s get to it.

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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. The excited trainer leads the class through a series of exercises to demonstrate how different personality types think and act, so everyone can work together more effectively.

Resource Recommendation – The Truth About Leadership

Kevin Eikenberry

While they have been researching, speaking and writing about leadership for nearly three decades, I believe this is their best work to date. This book identifies ten leadership truths that Jim and Barry have identified over their careers as the core of what leadership is about.

How to Deal With a Bossy Coworker

Lead from Within

Chances are, you’ve experienced a coworker who can’t resist the urge to tell you how to do your job. It can be frustrating and upsetting to be told what to do or have someone take over for you. Bossy people thrive on getting a strong reaction that allows them to be a victim: “I was only trying to help, and they came after me like I’d done something wrong!” Very few understand why or how to prevent it.

How to Get Ahead: Self-Directed Learning

N2Growth Blog

Self-directed learners, or autodidacts, possess the capability to chart their futures in ways that can give them an advantage over their less ambitious contemporaries. Back in the day, I didn’t have the Internet to support me. Needless to say, I remain an autodidact to this day.

How to Reduce Employee Turnover Rate

Strategy Driven

Employee turnover rate refers to the number or percentage of employees who leave an organization and have to be replaced by new workers. The problem with employee turnover is that it costs a lot of money and time to replace an employee.