How to Prepare for a Better Development Discussion (Free Tool)

Let's Grow Leaders

Development discussions always go better when your employee comes prepared to engage in conversation. We’ve designed this guide to help your team members think more deeply about their development goals and key actions. Give it to them in advance and ask them […].

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Switchers: Change Careers and Seize Success

Lead Change Blog

Want to get unstuck, and pull off the most daring and fulfilling career move of your life—landing a new career that you’re genuinely passionate about? Career changers face unique challenges that demand fresh approaches. The first step is to recognize that the usual rules and job search tools won’t work for you. As a career switcher, you have to go beyond the basics, using tactics tailor-made to ensure your candidacy stands out.

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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 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 Use Discomfort to Drive High-Performance

Leading Blog

I T SHOULD go without saying that coaching as opposed to just managing people, is the key to developing high-performance organizations and teams. Any growth but especially growth leading to high-performance requires a degree of discomfort. Team Meetings : Boring comes to mind.

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How to Bring Gratitude into the Workplace

Leading Blog

November and December are notorious times for organizations to express gratitude to their employees -- holiday parties, annual bonuses and accolades they save up for this time of year. Sure, it’s a little old school when we are used to email and texting, but therein lies the magic.

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How to Become a More Effective Manager #WinningWell

Let's Grow Leaders

If you’re looking to buy them for your team, CEO Reads offers some great quantity discounts, and we would be happy to customize with a personalized template. What does it mean to Win Well? One manager wrote to David and said, “This is my life! How did you know?

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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 Reduce Employee Turnover with 7 Critical Leadership Skills

Lead Change Blog

In fact, according to a recent CMOE infographic , nearly 50 percent of employees were likely to leave their jobs if they didn’t feel recognized by their managers. Let’s dig into the leadership skills that managers can use to reduce employee turnover and enhance business results.

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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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How Well Do You Manage Up? A Challenge and Other Tools

Let's Grow Leaders

Today, I’m exited to bring you several additional resources, including a free knowledge assessment. How well do you manage up? How are you handling a difficult boss? Take this challenge to find out. I want to help as many people as possible.

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How To Build Your Online Presence – Women Love To Connect!

Women on Business

As a female entrepreneur, you can network and market yourself online, women love to connect! You can connect with other entrepreneurs, set up individual meetings on Skype, do conference calls online, and you can create opportunities for your audience to meet you in person if you wish. How exactly do you do this, using the tools that the internet provides? Once you have a following, or are attracting clients, continue to connect with them.

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Managing Your Boss: Get the Support You Need in 10 Minutes a Week (Includes Free Tool)

Let's Grow Leaders

It’s easier to cancel a meeting with a direct report than with your boss. Whether you’re the manager, the one being managed, or both, one the easiest ways to take your performance to the next level is through great one-on-one meetings.

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How to Attract and Keep the Workforce You Need

Lead from Within

Every organization wants a reputation as a great place to work. And it’s not enough to attract and hire top people—you have to be able to retain them too. People are attracted to leaders who are inspirational, supportive and empowering.

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How to Overcome Poor Presentation Skills

Coaching Tip

If your operational management was in a technical area, you now have the ability to delegate the data gathering and analyzing tasks to others while it is your responsibility to educate the leadership of the organization and industry why, what and how action must be taken based upon what the analysis reports. That requires face-to-face interactive conversations and presentations to various interested and influential parties. It is an easy mistake to avoid.

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How to Get Noticed as a Leader– Before You’ve Led a Team

Let's Grow Leaders

But my boss keeps saying, “You’re not ready to be promoted, you’ve never led a team. How do I get noticed?” ” Flashback to about 20 years ago, when I looked at my boss, Mary Ann, and said almost EXACTLY those same words.

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How To Eliminate Procrastination From Your Life.

Rich Gee Group

You don’t have enough information/ability/tools to make a decision or act. This is by far the simplest one to tackle. You need to logically obtain the information needed, or required assistance, or the requisite tools to complete the task at hand.

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How To Destroy Your Influence Through Social Media

Joseph Lalonde

S ocial media is a great tool, one that I love dearly. It’s great to be able to catch up with old high school friends on Facebook. It’s great to see the constant flow of information on Twitter. Even if you have your profile set to private.

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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 Love Your Job

Coaching Tip

Individuals today long to bring their best self to work. Organizations are also waking up to the recognition that work fit matters. Thought-provoking and practical a new book, FIT MATTERS , offers tools and exercises designed to help you evaluate the fit between your needs and the culture of your current or prospective employer , assess and articulate what you really need to thrive at work, and develop options if you find yourself in a company or job where you are misfit.

Development Program Offered for Veterans Working on Their “Career 2.0”

Strategy Driven

military will transition into civilian careers. Not because the veterans lack the skills and drive to be successful contributors in their new roles, but because they – and their new employers – have a difficult time translating their military accomplishments into non-military positions.

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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.

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.

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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A Powerful Tool: The Capacity Matrix

Deming Institute

The seminar was on using Deming’s ideas to improve education. I wasn’t in the education field, but I believe what I wrote about earlier: we don’t need to restrict our management learning to our industry. I have the ability to use the ideas in new situations.

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Can’t Find a Job? Create a Career Map.

Women on Business

You’ve put a lot of effort into a résumé, an elevator pitch, company research and traditional networking, but you’re still coming up short in your job search or career progression. You’re understandably disappointed, but here’s the good news: it probably isn’t the tools you’ve created, but the lack of a detailed job search plan or map that is inhibiting your success. The same holds true for a job search or managing your career. A career map will help you aim high.

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How to Expand Your Leadership Capacity

Great Leadership By Dan

I had created $400 million in value from an idea, was managing a 1,500 person company that everyone wanted to work for and a public company that was a darling of Wall Street. I began to avoid real problems and became isolated from my board. Is your capacity where you want it to be?

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How To Eliminate Guilt About Not Doing Everything.

Rich Gee Group

We’re attracted to them. Like moths to a flame. We want to get our Shiny Object and place it into our ‘Shiny Object Repository’ The Shiny Object can take many forms: A new position. A new tool (especially technology). How do you acknowledge them?

Who’s Influencing Your Leadership?

Let's Grow Leaders

He showed how Andrew Lloyd Weber, the Broadway composer behind “The Phantom of the Opera” and other works, liberally borrowed from musical works. That is a powerful idea for all leaders to consider. In our complex world, it is challenging to imagine all the influences that impact you.

098: Overworked and Overwhelmed: 4 tools for leaders to reclaim their lives and boost productivity | with Scott Eblin

Engaging Leader

If you feel like you’re constantly outrunning burnout, resentment, and collapse, chances are you aren’t performing up to your potential as a leader. Plus, if you''re always scrambling to get things done, you may be missing the big-picture perspective.

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How To Eliminate Procrastination From Your Life.

Rich Gee Group

During my 10 years of coaching executives, I’ve found that procrastination can be simplified into four ‘obstacles’: You don’t have enough information/ability/tools to make a decision or act. You just don’t want to do it.

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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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5 Behaviors That Keep You From Getting Promoted

Let's Grow Leaders

Of course, there’s no easy way to know what’s holding any individual back. But I’ve done enough diagnosing, supporting, and helping to transform careers over the years that I’ve seen some consistent patterns. Inability to Let it Go.

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It

Lead from Within

But the kind of smart I’m talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows us to move past ourselves and do something about the things that keep us stuck. Let these smart thoughts inspire you and motivate you to power through whatever is blocking your path to success. Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. “Where do you want to go?”

Linda Henman: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

For more than 30 years, she has worked with Fortune 500 Companies and small businesses that want to think strategically, grow dramatically, promote intelligently, and compete successfully today and tomorrow. Linda D. Henman is one of those rare experts who can say shes a coach, consultant, speaker, and author.

How to Inspire a Group of People to Do the Impossible

Lead from Within

It was Andrew Carnegie who said, “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision, the ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” ” When you want to motivate people to do amazing things–to reach new heights, to accomplish the unthinkable, you have to inspire them. How to Succeed as A New Leader.

How to Overcome the 3 Organizational Barriers to Leadership Development

Great Leadership By Dan

“The truth is that no one factor makes a company admirable; but if you were forced to pick the one that makes the most difference, you’d pick leadership.”. How can this be? I think may boil down to three reasons: 1. They don’t know how to do it.

Linda Henman: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

For more than 30 years, she has worked with Fortune 500 Companies and small businesses that want to think strategically, grow dramatically, promote intelligently, and compete successfully today and tomorrow. Linda Henman is one of those rare experts who can say she’s a coach, consultant, speaker, and author.

Millennial Generation @ Work

Coaching Tip

This next generation of leaders will shape the world of work for years to come. Many are looking for valuable career advice , but have few places to go.

How to Start a Business That’ll Succeed: A 10-Point Guide

Strategy Driven

It is only natural to worry about failure when starting a business. To set yourself up for success, you need to understand how to develop a strong business model and to avoid the potential pitfalls that could thwart your venture’s growth and profitability.

How to Build a Development Library for Your Organization.

Nathan Magnuson

Home / Human Resources / How to Build a Development Library for Your Organization. How to Build a Development Library for Your Organization. In my last post I wrote about Individual Development Plans and how you can use them to develop in a professional setting.

How To Present Yourself Like A Professional. | Rich Gee Group

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 Present Yourself Like A Professional. His ability to speak in front of the group each month is a pleasure to watch.

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37 Questions to Ask Yourself When Your Team Lacks Energy

Let's Grow Leaders

I was giving a keynote on Saturday to large group of administrative professionals. In addition to their formal awards, they did one of my favorites, “stand up if __” “Stand up if you’ve received your certification (nearly everyone in the room stood).”

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