Tue.Dec 04, 2018

The Power of Small Steps – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Last week was our 250th episode of Remarkable TV and while I was filming that episode, I got to thinking about the power of small steps. In today’s episode, I am going to share my observations in what I’ve learned about this very powerful idea.

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6 Reassuring Truths About Public Speaking

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Allison Shapira: Even if you’re not afraid of public speaking, I’m betting you still get butterflies in your stomach before you speak. As a public speaking coach for over 15 years, I’ve seen it up-close: most people get nervous before a speech, presentation, or important meeting. Yet the fact remains: whether you have a formal leadership role such as CEO or you are a young professional looking to move into leadership, public speaking skills are critical.

Minimalism: Doing More, with Less

In the CEO Afterlife

I recently read this editorial by Jacob Carey in The Concordian. As a proponent of ‘do less, better’ the piece struck a chord.

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Viral Engagement on a Global Scale

Strategy Driven

Across the globe, 85% of employees are either not engaged or are disengaged at work, according to Gallop’s State of the Global Workplace report, which estimates approximately $7 trillion in lost productivity. Companies around the world are not performing as well as they could.

A Timely Lesson On ‘Hypnotic’ Hubris From Two Successful Leaders

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by James Strock. Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have been feted as golden CEOs of early twenty-first-century business. Their respective companies, Tesla and Facebook, are renowned for their imagination and audacity. In recent months, though, what seemed smooth sailing has encountered choppy waters.

A lesson in leadership legacy


Photo credit: 123rf. George H.W. Bush was asked “what do you think your legacy will be?”. In his typical humble way, the former president answered “That’s for others to decide”. Yet, how can he not have thought about what others would remember when he was no longer in their lives?

Why Every Business Should Outsource

Strategy Driven

Owning and running a business is not a 9-5 role; it takes a highly committed, dedicated individual who will strive for success every hour of the day, whether that means working until 9pm on a Friday evening or waking up early to take a business call on a Sunday.

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The Last Words of George H. W. Bush

Leadership Freak

Former President George H. Bush passed away Friday, November 30, 2018 at age 94. It’s reported that his last conversation was with his son, former President George W. The New Your… Continue reading → Questions Success Taking others higher Leadership Development

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Art Break


Art Contrarian looks at the work of Haddon Sundblom


December 2018 Leadership Development Carnival: A Year in Review

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the December Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share our leadership experts’ favorite posts from 2018 on the topics of communication, creativity/inspiration, development, engagement, productivity, and more. Communication. Randy Conley of Leading with Trust provided How to Tell Someone You Don’t Trust Them Without Destroying the Relationship. “ Addressing low trust in a relationship is a challenging issue.

Best Smartwatches of 2018


If you are in the market for a smartwatch, FutureLawyer - an avid smartwatch buyer - has some thoughts on the choices. Although quite happy with my old-fashioned Seiko, a handsome and sturdy instrument that could be used to hammer nails, I confess to being open to the idea of a smartwatch.

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How to Develop People When You Don’t Have Time

Let's Grow Leaders

You can’t afford not to develop people – but it doesn’t require hours. Katrina paced back and forth as she described her problems with customer service and employee retention. “I I can’t improve either one, but I don’t have time to develop people.” […]. The post How to Develop People When You Don’t Have Time appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Capacity Employee Engagement & Energy Winning Well coaching employee development encouraging leadership management training

Bring It Home


The Independent reveals that there is always a new realm of offense. Photo by Casey DeViese at Unsplash


A Boss Versus A Leader

Eric Jacobson

"A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss creates fire, a leader creates passion." -- Russell H. Ewing, British Journalist. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership

Age is a Matter of Mind


29-year-old of the future Cultural Offering has news on the 69-year-old man who wanted his age legally reduced to 49. Photo by Nathan Dumlao at Unsplash


Scaling Leadership

Coaching Tip

How do senior leaders, in their own words, describe the most effective leaders--the ones that get results, grow the business, enhance the culture, and leave in their wake a trail of other really effective leaders? After surveying more than one million leaders worldwide, co-authors Robert J. Anderson and William A. Adams have drawn on their research to define leadership that works, in their upcoming book SCALING LEADERSHIP.

The Don'ts


The don'ts followed today may be more productive than the do's. Photo by Jeff Sheldon at Unsplash

Hidden Benefits of Off-Strategy Consulting Projects

David A Fields

You’re diligently working away at your consulting practice, winning projects and creating exceptional value for your clients. Then, out of the blue, George Gigglehammer asks whether you can help him with his hardware enterprise.

Quick Look


The trailer for "The Last Trapper


How Successful Leaders Make it to The Top

Lead from Within

Not all leaders aspire to the executive level, but lots of them do. And some aim even higher.

Insight on an Advertising Slogan


I feel it would still be a December to Remember if, instead of a Lexus, you gave someone a sack filled with angry raccoons. - Tim Siedell

Creating the Conditions for Change: Three Perspectives to Consider

Change Starts Here

One of the primary ways we can influence change at work is to create the conditions for change to happen, independent of ourselves. Ideally, we want to create an environment so change is not only possible, but probable. We need to help people successfully navigate change.

Bush's Dog


A sign of our times: Find something beautiful and people will rush to mock it


A Guide to Use Sales Resume Keywords Effectively

HR Digest

“ Goal oriented,” “quick learner,” “problem solving.” Now it’s good to toot your own horn on your resume, but how are you going to brag about your sales abilities using common buzzwords. Great sales jobs are highly competitive, so to land a sought-after job you’re going to have to put your best foot forward. This means using top sales keywords on your resume and cover letter to showcase the skills your prospective employer is looking for. You know the standard advice.

Image Tip


Here is an interesting video of the world leaders arriving at a gala event at the G20 conference in Argentina. What were two major "power image" mistakes? Look over the video one more time. You'll probably spot it because two of the leaders did the same thing. The answer is given below. Chancellor Merkel and Prime Minister May each violated a power image rule by carrying a purse. Why is that a power image problem? Because the top person doesn't carry things. Staff members carry things.

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Waiting…I hate waiting

Deep Imprints

Are you sick of waiting? In a season of advent…waiting with expectation, this seems like something we should think about. Since I woke up this morning this song has been playing in the background of my mind: This song was my meditation for a good part of this last quarter. David (as in King David […]. Discipleship Leadership Ministry

Business Manager – Canton-Potsdam Hospital – Potsdam, NY

HR Digest

HR Jobs. This role is responsible for the resources aligned towards Records/Processes across the HR functional platform and provides centralized HR office communications. From Canton-Potsdam Hospital - Tue, 04 Dec 2018 22:10:30 GMT - View all Potsdam, NY jobs. Business Manager - Canton-Potsdam Hospital - Potsdam, NY. The post Business Manager – Canton-Potsdam Hospital – Potsdam, NY appeared first on The HR Digest. Hr Jobs Hiring an HR

How to Collaborate with People You Don’t Like

Harvard Business Review

anniepaddington/Getty Images. A few months ago, a former client — let’s call her Kacie— called me to check in. I had supported her through her transition when she had joined a prestigious global financial services firm several months prior.

What Great Data Analysts Do — and Why Every Organization Needs Them

Harvard Business Review

Vicki Jauron, Babylon and Beyond Photography/Getty Images. The top trophy hire in data science is elusive, and it’s no surprise: a “full-stack” data scientist has mastery of machine learning, statistics, and analytics.

What Big Consumer Brands Can Do to Compete in a Digital Economy

Harvard Business Review

Prasatporn Nilkumhaeng/EyeEm/Getty Images. No industry is failing faster than retail. Just last month, the 125-year-old Sears—once the world’s largest retailer— filed for bankruptcy.

What GM’S Layoffs Reveal About the Digitalization of the Auto Industry

Harvard Business Review

Prapass Pulsub/Getty Images. News that General Motors plans to cut up to 14,800 jobs in the U.S. and Canada was initially reported as a conventional business-cycle adjustment — a “trimming of the sails.”

The Business Case for an Employee Communication App - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM STAFFBASE

Harvard Business Review

Internal communication is more important than ever. Companies need to communicate strategically and frequently with employees, sharing messages that are relevant and accessible.

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To Retain Employees, Focus on Inclusion — Not Just Diversity

Harvard Business Review

Ellen van Bodegom/Getty Images. To retain talent, most organizations offer the typical things: free coffee and tea in the break room, competitive benefits, generous raises and bonuses, and employee recognition programs.

The Right Way to Solve Complex Business Problems

Harvard Business Review

Corey Phelps, a strategy professor at McGill University, says great problem solvers are hard to find. Even seasoned professionals at the highest levels of organizations regularly fail to identify the real problem and instead jump to exploring solutions. Phelps identifies the common traps and outlines a research-proven method to solve problems effectively. He’s the coauthor of the book, Cracked it! How to solve big problems and sell solutions like top strategy consultants.