Tue.May 14, 2019

The Danger of Expertise – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

We spend most of our lives trying to learn and know as much as we can. It’s ingrained in us that the more we know, the better off we are. And while there’s no question that knowledge truly is power, sometimes…as leaders…there is danger in expertise.

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Building A Successful Startup

Joseph Lalonde

Starting your own business in today’s economic climate is tough. Although you may hear tall tales about new entrepreneurs earning millions and retiring at 35, the truth is that making a new company is hard and time-consuming work.

How to Attract the Best Talent by Using SEO

Lead Change Blog

Are you a tech-savvy human resource manager? You must have heard about search engine optimisation. However, you might have assumed that it isn’t relevant to you as a recruiter. But the truth is that SEO is critical for the success of any modern business—and that includes recruiting and HR marketing firms. By creating valuable web content with SEO best practices in mind, you stand a good chance of attracting top talent whenever you post job openings.

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Dear Dan: My Boss Says People are Afraid of Me

Leadership Freak

Dear Dan, My superintendent told me I’m not getting the position. He said, “You have great ideas, but take it slow. And he repeated, “Take it slow. Don’t rush anyone. I like your… Continue reading → Dear Dan Feedback Personal Growth Leadership Development leadership success

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.

Why You Should Stop Leading Through Fear 

Lead from Within

Confident leaders generally let their people do what they were hired to do. They don’t feel the need to watch them like a hawk, micromanage them in their tasks, track every move they make, or enact rules or policies that make them feel constrained and under surveillance.

A Surprising Example Of Why You Don’t Need A Title To Effectively Lead Others

Tanveer Naseer

If I were to ask you to think of a leader in today’s organizations, I’m sure many of you will think of people who carry titles like CEO, President, Director, Vice-President and so forth. Of course, the simple truth of the matter is one doesn’t need a title to be. Click to continue reading. Leadership Recent Posts authority collaboration focus leadership opportunities

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Interview: Creating a Climate for Change Through Improvisation

Change Starts Here

In this episode, Kristy West, founder of BraveSpace, shares how you can create a climate for change using Improv techniques. You’ll hear the tenets of Improv and how they can help people be more open to change, along with some examples of exercises you can do in the workplace.

6 Main Stakeholders That Guarantee Business Success

Strategy Driven

The success of every business lies in the hands of its stakeholders. Therefore, you have to be careful with the way you treat each of them if you want to take your brand to the next level.

Should You Dress For The Job You Want?

LDRLB

There’s an old saying that, when it comes to deciding what to wear at the office, you should “dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” I’ve always found this maxim a little curious.

Understanding Hard Money Business Purpose Use Loan and The Benefits for Investors

Strategy Driven

Contrary to what the name suggests, hard money does not involve questionable lenders who conduct their business under the table and charge inflated interest rates. In fact, that is not even close to how one would define hard money loans. So, what are these loans then?

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 Keys to Great, Consulting Firm Marketing

David A Fields

Sit back and imagine your consulting firm as pure, rich, creamy scoops of ice cream. Prospects and consulting opportunities are the hot fudge that pours onto your icy practice in a steady, glossy stream of chocolatey richness. When you put it that way, it’s hard not to like consulting, right?

How To Be Taken Seriously As A New Startup Owner

Strategy Driven

Times are tough for new startup owners. Not only do they have to compete with the bigger businesses on the block, but they also have to contend with the myriad other startup owners beginning in business, each one hoping to be the next big thing in whatever industry they are venturing into.

What It Takes To Fly The Skies Private With Moshe Malamud

CEO Insider

CEOWORLD magazine. What It Takes To Fly The Skies Private With Moshe Malamud. It’s no secret that the commercial air travel experience over the past decade has become a growing headache.

Top Tips for Entrepreneurial Success

Strategy Driven

Are you a business owner? If yes, there are some tips that you need to make sure that your business succeeds. In this article, we will give you some of the top tips that you need for business success. You need to apply them according to the nature of your industry and business.

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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.

CEOs: Hold Your Leaders Accountable to Communicate Your Strategy

leaderCommunicator

Leaders in any organization and at all levels are held to high standards and judged by their performance in important areas impacting the business: sales, operations, marketing, efficiency, and development of their people, to name a few. But many are not held accountable for communicating with employees, which is arguably the foundation for success for everything else. Leadership Communication

Key Steps To A Successful Business Strategy

Strategy Driven

Before opening the doors to your new business, you need to make sure you have a plan of action and a set of goals in place. If you don’t have an end game in mind, you’re going to have a disorganized, chaotic mess of a business. Write a Mission Statement.

How To Be A Manager With Class

Eric Jacobson

AMACOM's (of the American Management Association) sixth edition of the best-selling book, The First-Time Manager -- originally published in 1981 is a must-read for new managers and leaders in business.

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The 20 Most Innovative Universities In Europe For 2019

CEO Insider

CEOWORLD magazine. The 20 Most Innovative Universities In Europe For 2019. MOVE over Oxford and Cambridge – the KU Leuven (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) in Belgium has been named the most innovative university in Europe, according to the Reuters’s list for 2019.

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.

Allow Employees To Learn From Their Mistakes

Eric Jacobson

Mistakes happen. The best thing you can do as a manager and leader is to help your employee learn from his (or her) mistake. If your employee is afraid of ever making a mistake, he will be paralyzed from taking action or taking even calculated risks.

Paul Wolfe, SVP And HR At Indeed On How To Create A Positive Work Culture

HR Digest

The importance of having a positive work culture can never be overestimated. Employees are a company’s most important assets. Ensuring that they feel valued and are happy, is crucial for every company.

10 Scenarios which Help Determine if it’s Time to Quit

Ron Edmondson

How do you know when it’s time to leave an organization? I have never been described as a quitter, but there comes a time for all of us when we have to leave a position. In a previous post I wrote “ Leave Before You Have To ” – and I think that’s good advice for some people. I have known so many people who should have left before they did. Sometimes it’s more damaging to stay than to quit a leadership position.

#leadershiptruth – Knowledge Does Not Equal Action

Roundtable Talk

Knowing what to do and then actually doing it are two completely different things; particularly when it comes to your behaviour. Most of us would agree that building supportive relationships with our colleagues is important to creating a healthy and productive workplace, so here’s a scenario: Your colleague suggests a change to a plan that […]. Latest News & Insights leadership truths leadershiptruth

To Become Your Best Self, Study Your Successes

Harvard Business Review

Keep a record of positive feedback. Receiving feedback Career planning Psychology Emotional intelligence Digital Article

Harnessing Digital Information to Improve Population Health

Harvard Business Review

We have more ways to gather health-related data than ever. Technology Data Health Healthcare Digital Article

How to Overcome the Bias We Have Toward Our Own Ideas

Harvard Business Review

Separate ideation and assessment. Innovation Experimentation Product development Digital Article

Machines that Speak and Write Will Make Misinformation Worse

Harvard Business Review

Questions to ask about conversational tech. Technology Customers Digital Article

How Having a Rival Improves Performance

Harvard Business Review

Adam Grant, organizational psychologist at The Wharton School, argues that individuals and companies alike can benefit from having rivals. He has studied sports and business rivalries and believes they often add up to more than just zero-sum competition. Grant explains how we can perform and even feel better by taking the risk of treating our rivals more like competitive friends. Competition Psychology Audio