Four Commitments To Fuel Your Thought Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

If you are leading at any level in an organization, you can expand your influence and scale your impact by creating an online presence to share your ideas and perspective. If you’re a leader, but want to become a thought leader, you’ll need to have a strong point of view. Click to continue reading.

How Leaders Can Build Team Commitment – Fast

Let's Grow Leaders

Cultivate team commitment with answers to deep questions. You can accelerate team commitment by focusing on critical leadership behaviors that answer key questions your team is asking. But you can speed up the process and improve team commitment to outcomes and one another by focusing on these four activities. Your team’s commitment to one another and their work is a mirror of your commitment to the team. Your team’s commitment depends on yours.


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Competence, Commitment, and Character

Lead Change Blog

Hang onto generosity, reciprocity, and ethical commitments. ? Display competence, commitment, and character, and hold others accountable for doing the same. ? Deciding to get right with competence, commitment, and character starts in our own heads and hearts, so whether there’s leadership with or without soul starts with us. The post Competence, Commitment, and Character appeared first on Lead Change.

How to Quickly Build Team Commitment

Let's Grow Leaders

In, How to Quickly Build Team Commitment, get four activities to speed up the process and improve your team’s commitment to outcomes and to one another. How to Quickly Build Team Commitment. Trust takes time, but sometimes you need to get everyone working together quickly.

How to Write OKRs: 45 Effective Examples

Many companies are embracing objectives and key results (OKRs) as the best practice for committing to goals and following through. Objectives are outcomes that reflect current company priorities. Each employee should write OKRs that roll up to larger company goals.

Strategic Professionalism Series: Commitment

General Leadership

Commitment. As a leader, you must realize no one is as committed to success of the organization as you. Your challenge is to motivate those you lead, those who do the work and enable success of the organization, to be truly committed to success of the mission as well as their individual success. The secret is to ensure their commitment is an acceptance and loyalty to being a part of something bigger than oneself.

The 5 Powers of Shared Commitment

Leadership Freak

A leader who refuses to call for shared commitment embraces pointless turmoil. An inability to create shared commitments propels you toward frantic mediocrity. The doorway to meaningful achievement swings on the hinges of… Continue reading → Commitment Decisions


Lead on Purpose

My commitment: For the next six months (at a minimum) I will write at least one post a week. Filed under: Leadership , Learning , Purpose , Product Management / Marketing Tagged: | commitment , Seth Godin , Chris Brogan , Julien Smith , Trust Agents , Tribes , criticism « Feedback Book Review: Trust Agents » Like Be the first to like this post.

Strategic Professionalism Series: Commitment

General Leadership

Commitment. As a leader, you must realize no one is as committed to success of the organization as you. Your challenge is to motivate those you lead, those who do the work and enable success of the organization, to be truly committed to success of the mission as well as their individual success. The secret is to ensure their commitment is an acceptance and loyalty to being a part of something bigger than oneself.

10 Truths About Commitment That Enlarge Leadership

Leadership Freak

If it feels like you’re pushing ropes, the problem is commitment. You’re doomed to disappointment, stress, and frustration when you pressure people to do things they aren’t committed to do.

How To Stop Over-Committing

Joseph Lalonde

We don’t keep track of it and we over-commit ourselves to activities that drain our energy. What can we do to stop over-committing. With the new year getting into full swing, I believe it’s the perfect time to talk about our propensity to over-commit ourselves to causes. Why We Over-Commit. There are many valid reasons why we over-commit. We may over-commit because: We feel like no one else will do the work. How To Stop Over-Committing.

The Power of Commitment

Kevin Eikenberry

Few would argue the power of commitment, but few have thought about it deeply. I’ve written about this before, urging leaders to strive to build the commitment of their teams. The post The Power of Commitment appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

Developing Ownership and Commitment: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

This month, our contributors share their thoughts about developing ownership and commitment (and a few shared things they were most proud of.) The post Developing Ownership and Commitment: A Frontline Festival appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival! Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic […].

How to lead with commitment

Lead on Purpose

However, most of the people in his organization don’t see him … Continue reading → Leadership commitment decision focusI recently became aware of a CEO who believes he’s a great leader. He’s smart with a solid educational background, and he has the charisma to do great things.

Three Surprising Benefits of Making a Commitment

Leadership Freak

A leader who’s reluctant to commitment respects the value of commitments. But remarkable success demands commitment. Reluctance to commit is natural. Refusal to commit is deadly. Leaders who excel make courageous commitments. Half-hearted… Continue reading → Commitment energy Failure Leadership Leadership Development

What Commitment Looks Like

Joseph Lalonde

That’s why we need to have commitment. Commitment is being dedicated to a goal or cause. Yet I see far too many people who lack commitment. We’ve got to get better at being committed. It’s also when the committed keep going. The committed look at what’s been done, see what needs to be done, and then, if appropriate, finishes the job regardless of the cost. Get committed. Commitment Isn’t Pretty.

Two Commitments Necessary to Resolve any Conflict

Leadership Freak

A win-lose interaction ignites competition. Inevitability: Reject the drama of “I can’t believe this is happening.” Conflict and offense are inevitable where people work together. Accept it. Anticipate it.

Do You Motivate By Obligation Or Commitment?

Tanveer Naseer

Rather, what we need is that internally-driven commitment to not settle for the current status quo; that we not look at ourselves today with the belief that we can’t achieve more, or become more than we are right now. These leaders understood that commitment ensures we don’t settle for less because we know we have the power to make things happen [ Share on Twitter ].

How Committed are You?

Kevin Eikenberry

Part of that success comes from the level of commitment your team members have to the collective work. Influence Leadership Leadership Communication Success Teams commitment leadership commitment We need to talk about you and the success of your team. This isn’t news or rocket science. If you are reading these words, you understand that fact, and likely also recognize your role, as a leader, [.].

Assessing Manager Commitment to Change

Change Starts Here

A recent article at Harvard Business Review titled, “Why Visionary Leadership Fails,” describes how it is counterproductive to teach managers how to lead change if they aren’t in fact committed to leading the desired change, project, or strategy.

Organizations Must Commit to Find and Grow Leaders

Skip Prichard

Commit to Find and Grow Leaders. Understanding these three reasons can help an organization commit to improve their approach to leadership development. The post Organizations Must Commit to Find and Grow Leaders first appeared on Skip Prichard | Leadership Insights.

How to Create a Commit Goal


Learn what a commit goal is and what you should consider when creating one. The first is a commit goal and the second is a stretch goal. A commit goal is something you’re committing to do for the organization.

How to Overcome the Danger of Over Commitment

Leadership Freak

I committed to record ONE point of gratitude… Continue reading → Personal Growth Decisions personal development opportunities simple path simple wisdomI have the ability to improve something until it stops working. I reconnected with journaling last November. But I did it differently and it worked.

How Are You Committed to Everyday Leadership?

Lead Change Blog

This phrase popped in my head the other day: everyday leadership. You can demonstrate personal leadership without the title. At the Lead Change Group, we are all about that. It’s easy to underestimate the way we lead our own lives or inspire others. A seemingly small gesture of support or a word of encouragement can make such a difference. I asked my community of colleagues what they do, or aspire to do, in daily life that displays everyday leadership.

10 Ways to Help Reluctant People Make Commitments

Leadership Freak

Leaders spend too much time trying to get performance from people who aren’t committed. The worst thing you can do is explain why it-will-work to people who aren’t committed to make-it-work. You know… Continue reading → Commitment Leadership Leadership Development organizational success

Successful Leaders Understand the Power of Commitments

Leadership Freak

Performance is like pushing a rope apart from shared commitments. Managers often ask, “How can I get people to do what I want them to do?” The answer is people do what THEY… Continue reading → Success Taking others higher Values Leadership Leadership Development organizational success

Commitment and Engagement

Kevin Eikenberry

Collaboration Empowerment Influence Leadership Leadership Communication Learning commitment engagement We see it all around us, yet inside of our organizations, we seem to ignore or forget the lessons. Look to the web. The highest traffic site on earth is Google, run by an ever growing company that, in many ways, seems to have their act together, if you read most of the business press. […].

15 Ways to Invite and Ignite Commitment

Leadership Freak

The ability to inspire commitment is the ability to create the future. Successful leaders ignite commitment. Poor leaders invite apathy. Uncommitted people: Lack energy. Pull back. Hang around for selfish reasons. Save their energy… Continue reading → Leading

3 Ways A Leader Can Gain Commitment From Their Team

Joseph Lalonde

While leadership is about influencing others and helping them to grow, it’s hard to lead when there’s no commitment from those you’re trying to lead. Having committed team members means you’ve created a connection with them. But what happens when you’re unable to gain commitment from a team member? But how does a leader gain commitment? This attitude doesn’t attract commitment. Leadership commitment loyalty vision

Three Ways to Build Greater Commitment with Team Members

Kevin Eikenberry

Team member commitment is a much-discussed topic among leaders. Whether they are lamenting the lack of it or basking in the high levels of it, astute leaders are thinking about the commitment of their team members, because they know it is the leading indicator of things like turnover, productivity, quality, and more. The post Three Ways to Build Greater Commitment with Team Members appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

Now That You Have Committed – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Recently I suggested that we have a National Commitment Day. So after we make the commitment, the question is…NOW WHAT? Here are six steps to help you get greater success in achieving what you have committed to. Tweet it out: Commitment without a plan won’t get […]. The post Now That You Have Committed – Remarkable TV appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

Self-Agency with Your Commitments (and Results)

Anese Cavanaugh

In my article on #TuesdayTreats earlier this week I talked about how we create our reality and results through what we are committed to (if you do not receive these weekly notes, you can get them by subscribing on my communications list ). In Tuesday’s article, I posed the question: "What are you (truly) committed to?"

Create Commitment – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Commitment or compliance: WHICH do you want? Tweet it out: True leadership garners commitment, not simply compliance. The post Create Commitment – Remarkable TV appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. I am starting this episode with a very important question for leaders. And your answer to that question will make all the difference to which you will actually get. Check out the video to learn more.

How I’m Committing To Evolve

Reality-Based Leadership

I am committing to bring you resources (find them at the bottom of this post) that I hope will help as you self-reflect on your part in this current situation. I committed long ago never to use my platform for politics. I commit to owning the harm regardless of my intentions.

Forget resolutions and make a commitment!


However, a “commitment” is something you can sink your teeth into. For most of us a commitment is a promise to ourselves that cannot be broken. Great leaders may not follow through on a resolution, but when they commit, they’re more likely to do what they say they will. How about choosing to make a commitment instead of a resolution? What commitments will you be making in 2015 to improve the way you lead others?

Solution Saturday: Praise for Over-commitment

Leadership Freak

George, being a thoughtful young leader, began talking about over-commitment and… Continue reading → Marks of leaders Personal Growth Servant-leadership Values Growth Leadership Development leadership successI told George, “A life that matters is lived in service to others. The more you serve – the more you matter.”

20 Commitments that Enhance Leadership

Leadership Freak

Leaders without commitments frantically bounce like balls in pinball machines with no clear direction. Commitments are stabilizing stakes in the ground that guide behaviors and inform decisions. Commitments are decisions you don’t reconsider. Top leadership commitments include: Care. Serve. Clarify. Clarity drives success. Know where you’re going and tell others, often. Step toward the future. Only look backward as it enables [.].

How to Motivate Others to Commit

Leadership Freak

Why is commitment so low? Reluctance: Reluctance to commit is natural and healthy. Frustrated leaders ask, “How can I convince others to do what I want them to do?” Overcoming reluctance is part… Continue reading → Leading Motivation Taking others higher Vision Leadership Leadership Development leadership success

The Three Circles of Team Commitment

Kevin Eikenberry

Having team commitment seems like a good thing (it is). Even if you want to and believe you can improve your team commitment, you must know what you are trying to improve. Because team commitment isn’t one […]. The post The Three Circles of Team Commitment appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. But it isn’t something people always think about or feel like they have much influence over (you do).

Honouring Our Commitment To Show Up

Tanveer Naseer

It was a feeling that I wanted to honour the commitment I had made to my readers – namely, that each and every Tuesday, I would share my insights on how they can become a better leader for those under their care. It was about recognizing that the key to success is not just what we know, but how driven we are to show up and deliver our best [ Share on Twitter ] ; to demonstrate our commitment to bring our best selves to the work we do.

The Three Commitments Leaders Must Make

Kevin Eikenberry

Because, I suppose you don’t have to make any of these commitments; yet, to the degree that you don’t make them, you will reduce your success. Stated another way, there is a direct correlation between a leader’s commitment and their success. The post The Three Commitments Leaders Must Make appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Development leadership commitments

3 Ways to Ignite Profound Commitment

Leadership Freak

The difference between compliance and commitment is relationship. Commitment is given. “If If you want people to be committed, commit to them.” ” 3 ways to ignite profound commitment: #1. Compliance is forced. Dee Ann Turner, VP of Corporate Talent at Chic-fil-A, author of, “It’s My Pleasure.” If you don’t care about people, get out of leadership now. … … Continue reading → Author Book Notes Servant-leadership Intervie

#LeadershipTruth Video — Commitment Matters

Roundtable Talk

One of the best judges of character is how one holds to their commitments. But in our overcommitted, overstretched world, we need to be careful of what we commit to.