Mon.Nov 18, 2019

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ford V Ferrari

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. There have been many great movies released in 2019. From the Marvel blockbuster event of Avengers: Endgame to Rambo: Last Blood to the surprisingly good Pokemon: Detective Pickachu, 2019 is a year of great movies.

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How to Create Shared Values That Guide Your Team to Greater Heights

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

When a team identifies and commits to living shared values, there is a deeper level of trust, better problem-solving and increased collaboration. Here are seven guidelines to help you identify and live team values that increase performance and trust.

10 Careers For Introverts

Chart Your Course

Finding a career that we love is an important step in our lives. If we don’t find a career we’re happy with, we might end up being stressed out or unsatisfied most of the time. As an introvert, you don’t like to spend too much time in direct contact with many people.

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Encore Video Series #5: How do I gain confidence in my leadership role?

Kevin Eikenberry

The Encore Series continues with a question that is addressing what I consider to be a vastly underappreciated part of the leadership puzzle. How do I gain confidence in my leadership role?

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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.

Avoid These Infuriating Phrases in End-of-Year Feedback

Let's Grow Leaders

For most managers, the only thing they dread more than going to their own end-of-year performance appraisal is holding end-of-year feedback discussions with their team. Because the performance appraisal system is unnatural by design. Imagine if we burdened our home relationships […].

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Leadership is a Balancing Act

Kevin Eikenberry

If you have ever tried to walk more than a step or two on something narrow, you know that your balance is the most important factor for your success. Lean too far in either direction and you will fall.

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A Small Business Guide to Coping with the Festive Rush

Strategy Driven

For most businesses, the festive period is tough, especially those that are focused on retail. You might be busier than ever before, which is excellent in many ways. You might be making more money, finding new customers, and growing your business much more successfully than you ever have before.

18 Books The Grossman Group is Reading (for Your Holiday Reading List)


Starting to think about what book(s) to read over the holidays? The senior thought partners here at The Grossman Group and I shared a few of our favorite books on leadership, communication, personal development, business or just an all-around good book that resonated with us.

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Which Business Sectors Are Attracting Investment?

Strategy Driven

When business owners are successful, it’s only natural to start considering how they can make the most of their profits and savings.

How To Get The Feedback You Need

Eric Jacobson

Getting feedback is an important way to improve performance at work. But sometimes, it can be hard to seek out, and even harder to hear. Feedback is all around you. Your job is to find it, both through asking directly and observing it,” says David L.

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.

How to Advertise Your Business to Generation Z

Strategy Driven

Move over Millennials, because Generation Z is here. These new kids on the block are slowly but surely leaving college, getting jobs, earning their own wages, and taking control of all the world’s buying power.

Investors Don’t Have To Fear Next Year

CEO Insider

Many investors remain surprisingly cautious about the outlook for 2020, despite a growing number of arguments that are more positive.

2019 Deming Prize Winners

Deming Institute

Guest post by John Hunter , founder of (in 1996). The Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers (JUSE) has announced the 2019 Deming Prize winners. Five companies were awarded the Deming Prize this year: ELGi Equipments Limited (India).

How to improve an employee’s performance?

HR Digest

Managers in the present-day business scenario are always looking for methods to better manage human resource and improve employee's performance. This is because the competition is rising at a steady pace and the survival is only of the fittest.

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.

A Simple Way to Guide a Complex Topic: Culture


Creating company culture is the basis of every good organization. Today’s post is by Jesse Newton, author of Simply Work (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Culture is a bit of nebulous topic. There are many different definitions and approaches for identifying and evolving culture.

7 Things I’d Say to Parents of Married Adult Children

Ron Edmondson

In helping marriages, I often try to share some of the barriers that I have seen to having a good marriage. My theory is that if couples are aware of the barriers before they become an issue it’s much easier to deal with them when they arise. One of the consistent barriers I have seen in having a strong marriage is the way the couple deals with outside influences. It could be friends, family, work, or hobbies. It’s mostly people.

How to Make Part Time Work for You

Harvard Business Review

Going from full time to part time is a complicated career move. First we talk with a woman who’s made part time work well for her about how she set expectations and boundaries. Then we get advice from an expert on work-life balance on how to manage the risks of being part time. Guests: Kristin McElderry and Linda Duxbury. Our theme music is Matt Hill’s “City In Motion,” provided by Audio Network. Gender Audio

Battling Depression from the C-Suite

Harvard Business Review

For most of his life, Paul Greenberg suffered from severe depression — depression so bad that he had near constant thoughts of suicide from the age of 13. But you’d never know it if you met him. And he has built a successful media career, including stints at MTV and Time, and eventually becoming the CEO of CollegeHumor. To battle the depression, he tried some 75 different medications before his medical team suggested electroshock therapy, which he says has saved his life.

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.

How to Deflect Difficult Questions in an Interview or Negotiation

Harvard Business Review

Research shows there can be costs to telling the truth, refusing to answer, and lying. Negotiations Difficult conversations Creativity Digital Article

The Risks of Using AI to Interpret Human Emotions

Harvard Business Review

People are complicated. Gender Race Technology Digital Article

How to Manage a Stubborn, Defensive, or Defiant Employee

Harvard Business Review

First, figure out what is driving their negative behavior. Managing people Motivating people Digital Article

What Is a Customer Success Manager?

Harvard Business Review

It’s the second-most promising sales job for 2019, according to a LinkedIn survey. Sales Digital Article

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.