Wed.Nov 27, 2019

5 Reasons Why We Want Learning and Not “Right Answers”

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Often when we test our purpose is to assess progress toward learning objectives. But there's an inherent problems with over-testing or focusing too much on test scores. Testing can de-motivate learners.

Managing Irrational Colleagues

Lead Change Blog

When was the last time a colleague said something so ridiculously irrational that it made your jaw drop? A four-year study by LeadershipIQ.com found that 23 percent of CEOs were fired for denying reality , meaning refusing to recognize negative facts about his or her organization’s performance. We typically respond when people deny reality by confronting them with the facts and arguments. But research suggests that’s exactly the wrong thing to do.

The Best Black Friday Deals For Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

Do you get sucked into Black Friday deals like the deals are a black hole? It is easy to be sucked into the deals on Black Friday because of the low price points. However, many people have regrets over their purchases on Black Friday. It doesn’t have to be this way.

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The Best Run Companies are the Sustainable Companies

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Sam Hua and Nan Hua: Business people talk all the time about wanting to build ‘hundred-year companies’. But a hundred years of what? A hundred years of growth? A hundred years of development? Or a hundred years of survival?

The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.

197: Leading a Healing Organization | with Michael Gelb

Engaging Leader

On the Engaging Leader podcast, we’ve often discussed why an organization needs to have a compelling purpose and vision, beyond just making money.

Stop Pretending You Know When You Don’t

Leadership Freak

Learning begins on the fringes of knowledge where clarity drifts toward uncertainty and confusion. People say things like, “I don’t know.” ” Successful leaders build relationships where it’s safe, even desirable, to NOT know.…

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Review of “The New Extraordinary Leader”

The Practical Leader

Almost 20 years ago, Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman began a two-year research project to review 360 assessments on over 20,000 leaders. They sought to pinpoint the leadership competencies differentiating the top 10 percent of leaders from the bottom 10 percent of leaders.

At Least Six Reasons to Be Thankful for Your Leadership Opportunity

Art Petty

Every year in time for the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., I share thoughts on why everyone in a leadership role should be thankful for the privilege of serving and leading. Here are a few reasons to pause and reflect on as you count your blessings.

How to stop your inner critics from taking over

CEO Insider

American psychotherapist, Carl Rogers, observed a kind of “conditional positive regard”— a more critical view of oneself — in therapy patients. According to Rogers, this self-critical view stopped children from working toward ideals and led to excessive approval-seeking in adulthood.

Don’t Have Your Own Website Yet? These 5 Arguments Will Make You Reconsider

Strategy Driven

The online world has become lucrative for businesses of all sizes and localities. When looking at the sheer number of businesses with websites, it might be shocking to find out that some businesses have yet to go digital. If your business has not opened a website, the time to do it is now.

How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

Perfect Timing (Live)

Harvard Business Review

Is the right career move coming at the wrong time? Dan and Alison answer your questions with the help of Daniel Pink, the author of “When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing.” ” In front of a live audience, they talk through what to do when you’re poised for a better role but have to wait six months, you want your company to seize an immediate market opportunity, or you’re trying to correct a mistimed job move. Career planning Decision making Psychology Audio

Nas Daily: Around the World in 14 Million Clicks

Harvard Business Review

Video blogger and author Nuseir Yassin comes to FOMO Sapiens to share the story of why he quit a high-flying tech career to travel the world and document his experiences on Nas Daily, his social media channel that now has 14 million followers. Social platforms Professional transitions Founders Audio

Growth and the Energy Transition with Vaclav Smil

Harvard Business Review

Vaclav Smil, preeminent expert on energy history and development, joins Azeem Azhar to discuss what is required for our fossil fuel-dependent civilization to transition to a sustainable energy system. Sustainability Social responsibility Government Audio

How to Develop a Talent Pipeline for Your Digital Transformation

Harvard Business Review

Hiring top talent is about recognizing potential, not credentials. Hiring Managing organizations Digital Article

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.

Companies Need to Rethink What Cybersecurity Leadership Is

Harvard Business Review

A framework for boards and C-suite executives. Security & privacy Leadership Technology Digital Article