Tue.Jul 16, 2019

The Big WHY

Lead Change Blog

At one point in my son’s life, school was not his highest priority. There were so many other things that claimed his attention. There was basketball and other activities. There was learning about computers and how to make them do what you wanted. Then, he saw the movie Top Gun. One reviewer said that the star of the movie wasn’t any of the actors. It was the airplanes. Flying those things became the goal. My son wanted to be a fighter pilot. Few people make the grade as a fighter pilot.

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Effective Leadership Begins with a Strong Foundation

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Tabitha Laser: What is leadership? Since joining the workforce more than 25 years ago, and serving as a leader for numerous organizations, it’s apparent that leadership means very different things to different people.

What Leaders Can Learn From a Fountain Pen – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Several years ago, I went through a phase of using fountain pens. So when one of our viewers challenged me to find leadership lessons from a fountain pen, I was more than happy to oblige. In the video below, I have five valuable leadership lessons from this every day object.

4 Practices Guaranteed to Energize Tired Teams

Leadership Freak

We begin new jobs with enthusiasm. But repetition leads to boredom. Lousy bosses make work miserable. Constant pressure causes burnout. Successful leaders energize teams. 4 ways to energize tired teams: #1. Establish direction… Continue reading → Leading

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11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

5 Tips to Help You Create Amazing Aerial Photographs for Your Business

Women on Business

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link]. Women On Business Sponsors

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How to Be Successful in a Toxic Culture

Lead from Within

If you’re working in a toxic organizational culture, you already know what a struggle it can be to succeed—or even survive. You’re far from alone—many people find themselves doing a job they love in a workplace they hate.

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Bring Back Discretion to the Workplace

leaderCommunicator

My neighbor down the block is the classic Gladys Kravitz from Bewitched. She knows the comings and goings of just about everyone in the neighborhood, and proudly overshares what she knows with anyone who will listen. Communication Skills Feedback/Trust

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Take The Weight Off Your Shoulders With A Web Design Agency

Strategy Driven

Nowadays literally everything has moved to an online platform. People do their grocery shopping on the internet. People pay their gas and electricity bills online.

Stop Saying You’re Busy

LDRLB

How are you doing? If you’re like a lot of people, your response to that question is problem some form of faux-exasperated “busy.”. In western culture, “how are you doing?” is basically just a rhetorical greeting—a form of “hello.”

3 Ways to Secure the Property You Want

Strategy Driven

Running a business can be incredibly rewarding, and your success can bring a number of positives to your life, not just extra income. Success often comes with challenges, and as your business grows and succeeds you will soon find yourself running out of space in wherever your business began.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

What do you spend your time on? 3 Ways to Optimize.

Anese Cavanaugh

As the old saying goes, "We all have the same 24 hours in a day and 7 days a week." and then, "it's what we do with them that makes us different," or "that we spend them on what truly matters," or whatever your preferred version of this is.

Customer Service Mistakes Your Business Might Be Making

Strategy Driven

Customer service is the backbone of any successful business. No matter how great your product may be, it will struggle to sell if your customer service skills are lacking.

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5 Consultant Strategies for Getting Unstuck

David A Fields

You’re stuck. Or your consulting firm is stuck. A task or goal has claimed permanent residence on your to-do list. Write a book, or track consulting project profitability, or win a consulting project from the Danish royal family.)

Guide To Employee Name Badges

Strategy Driven

You would be surprised to discover the monumental number of choices you have at your disposal when it comes to purchasing professional name badges for your company.

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

The Traits Of An Extreme Team

Eric Jacobson

Extreme Teams is a fascinating book by Robert Bruce Shaw , where he takes you inside top companies and examines not just great teams (your more “conventional” teams), but extreme teams. According to Shaw, extreme teams : View work as a calling —even an obsession.

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Top 5 Skills that Differentiate a Stellar Leader from a Mediocre One – Do You Have Them?

Strategy Driven

There was a time when the great thinkers of this world thought that we all come into being with a specific set of skills. These skills defined our lives and decided who we were going to be even before we’d have a chance of thinking about it.

7 Ways the Leader Sets the Bar for the Organization

Ron Edmondson

The leader sets the bar for the organization. If you are a leader of any organization then you have the awesome responsibility of establishing the parameters by which your organization will be successful. I feel the need in every post like this, Jesus sets the bar for the church. Period.

For Leaders, Decency Is Just as Important as Intelligence

Harvard Business Review

Never forget that your decisions affect the lives of many, many people. Social responsibility Leadership Digital Article

Tough Comp Conversations: A Guide For Doing Them Right

Speaker: Rusty Lindquist, VP Strategic HR Insights at Bamboo HR

Compensation can be tricky, few things carry as much emotional weight as comp. And with the increased transparency in the market, combined with our collective propensity to rate ourselves against others, the frequency of these very difficult conversations is increasing. In this webinar, we will deconstruct some of the psychology around comp. We’ll take an analytic look at comp’s role in the employee experience, and then we’ll get really tactical with guidance on very specific compensation conversations.

Why Criticism Is Good for Creativity

Harvard Business Review

It helps you separate the great ideas from the so-so ones. Innovation Communication Creativity Digital Article

How Businesses Should Prepare for Global Internet Access

Harvard Business Review

They’ll need to rethink their business models and platform strategies. Internet Emerging markets International business Digital Article

Business Lessons from How Marvel Makes Movies

Harvard Business Review

Spencer Harrison, an associate professor at INSEAD, says that managers in any industry can learn from the success of the Marvel movie franchise. While some sequels lack creativity, Marvel manages to make each of its new releases just different enough, so consumers are not just satisfied but also surprised.

The Trust Crisis

Harvard Business Review

Facebook, Boeing, and too many other firms are losing the public’s faith. Can they regain it? Ethics Economics & Society Public relations Digital Article

The Case for Hiring More Full-Time Workers

Harvard Business Review

It leads to higher productivity and lower turnover. Hiring Compensation Leadership & Managing people Digital Article

JUUL: Leading the Vaping Revolution

Harvard Business Review

In his case, “JUUL and the Vaping Revolution,” Harvard Business School professor Mike Toffel discusses the controversy surrounding the exponential growth of JUUL vaping products in 2018, in particular the success of its e-cigarettes with teenage high school students who had never smoked. Health Policy Regulation Audio