Thu.Nov 07, 2019

How Many Minutes Do You Treat Like Pennies?

Lead Change Blog

Of all coins, pennies are the most controversial. Did you know that in the U.S. it costs more to make pennies than they are actually worth? It’s no wonder they litter streets and parking lots, find eternal slumber between seat cushions, and fill piggy banks all over America. Pennies are a forgotten treasure. A handful may not seem like much, but add them up and they are worth more than you may realize. Recently, I started thinking about units of time in the same way I regard pennies.

The Leader who Smells Dead Mice

Leadership Freak

I smell dead mice everywhere. It all started with a dead mouse in the wall. I thought I smelled a dead mouse in the grocery store. I bought a hot dog for lunch… Continue reading → Optimism pessimism Leadership Development

7 Questions to Ask Yourself to Be a Better Leader

Let's Grow Leaders

To be a better leader, start with you. When we work with leaders, the first questions we ask usually produce a pause, followed by a thoughtful, “That’s a great question.” If you want to be a better leader, you can use these […].

Leaders Build Trust Through Conflict!

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Scott Warrick: Trust. Leaders tell you how critical it is to building a team. But what exactly is “trust” and exactly how do you get it? First, if any leader is going to implement a successful program, they have to define their terms.

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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.

5 Leadership Lessons I Learned from A Billionaire Investor: Ray Dalio

Strategy Driven

The name of hedge fund billionaire Raymond Dalio triggers emotions of adoration, admiration, and even dislike. That’s the effect success has on people. You do not climb your way up without meeting people who have mixed feelings about you.

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How to Recognize a Trustworthy Leader

Lead from Within

At its best, leadership inspires people to pull together collectively to achieve something great. That kind of inspiration requires a trustworthy leader—one who treats leadership not as a source of personal power but as a channel for serving others. How do you know when a leader is trustworthy?

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Addressing "Busy," Burnout, Overwhelm, & Self-Care Through Culture

Anese Cavanaugh

I’ve been speaking about “busy” and burnout — navigating it, healing it, and avoiding it — for years. In my work, I’ve found there are several components, that when addressed proactively (and reactively as required), can support us in managing ourselves through it and even avoiding it all together.

44 Content Marketing Agencies Defined by 65 Marketers

Miles Anthony Smith

65 Content Marketers List the 44 Content Marketing Agencies Crushing It (Plus 70 Tips & 78 Myths Dispelled) ​Digital marketing is becoming harder to ignore as we now live in a world of internet ubiquity.

What is the biggest challenge you face when it comes to managing your time?


Our reader poll today asks: What is the biggest challenge you face when it comes to managing your time? Too many meetings: 18% Too many emails: 22% Too many interruptions: 40% Poor calendar planning: 2% Difficulty estimating task length: 10% Something else: 7% Pardon the interruption.

5 Smart Ways to Answer “Why did you quit your last job?”

HR Digest

It's really common to see that people quit their jobs due to some reason. A person should not feel embarrassed when such things happen as they could happen to anyone. However, it is better to showcase a positive attitude to your new employer during the interview process.

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.

5 Actions Before I Preach

Ron Edmondson

As a pastor, I was often asked what my routine was as I prepared to preach on Sunday mornings. Ultimately, it’s all about Jesus, but I realize I have a responsibility as a shepherd to do all I can to be prepared.

Business Travels in Chicago? Here’s How You Can *Gasp* Enjoy Your Trip

Strategy Driven

For those who love traveling, business trips are another welcomed opportunity to stay in a luxury apartment in a new town, bask in the culture, and try new cuisine.

When Medical Institutions Hire Leaders, External Female Candidates Have an Extra Disadvantage

Harvard Business Review

Yet another reason women are underrepresented in academic medicine. Gender Leadership Hiring Leadership development Organizational culture Healthcare Digital Article

Why Isn’t My New Business Making Any Money?

Strategy Driven

When you finally take the plunge to escape the rat race and set up your own business, it’s easy to get ahead of yourself. You have dreams of making lots of money, customers come flooding in and all of your financial worries just melting away.

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.

Returns on Investment: Andy Kuper and the Value of Moral Capitalism

Harvard Business Review

Think capitalism has to be about the profit motive above all else? Think again. Andy Kuper, founder and CEO of LeapFrog Investments, explains how his company is leading a growing movement of corporations that are evolving their missions to include doing good. Social responsibility Economic development Social enterprise Audio


Why Groups Struggle to Solve Problems Together

Harvard Business Review

If your meetings are unproductive, this might be the reason. Meetings Communication Productivity Digital Article

Does Your AI Have Users’ Best Interests at Heart?

Harvard Business Review

The law doesn’t always provide clear ethical boundaries. Regulation Social responsibility Ethics Technology Digital Article

May We Recommend…The Anxious Achiever

Harvard Business Review

Anxiety comes up in our conversations on the show from time to time, and we think it’s important to think about and talk about mental health. That’s why we’re recommending you listen to The Anxious Achiever, a new podcast by HBR Presents that’s all about dealing with anxiety at work. Health Managing yourself Communication Audio

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.

When Companies Support Pumping Breastmilk at Work, Everyone Benefits

Harvard Business Review

A study found it increases the employee’s well-being and productivity. Personnel policies Work-life balance Stress Workspaces Digital Article