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LeadershipNow 140: February 2024 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here is a selection of Posts from February 2024 that you will want to check out: Using Stories To Heal Ourselves from @JohnBaldoni Reaching for the Executive Ranks? Part Two —Cultivating Executive Presence by @artpetty 7 Things Senior Leaders Must Have To Be Successful by @RonEdmondson CEO Coaching: How to Ruin Your Company by Avoiding Conflict by @toddordal PODCAST: @jamesstrock with @BennSteil author of The World That Wasn't: Henry Wallace and The Fate of The American Century The Power of Clar

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Advancing Gender Diversity in Boardrooms: Success Strategies

N2Growth Blog

Recently, the significance of gender diversity in corporate boardrooms and leadership has gained widespread recognition. The inclusion of women in such roles not only brings valuable perspectives and skills but also has a significant impact on organizations and society. However, progress in this direction has been slow. Currently, women hold less than a third of director positions in public company boardrooms.

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Leading Thoughts for February 29, 2024

Leading Blog

I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Kevin Roberts on the nature of leadership: “Where should people start with “leadership” in a VUCA world? Leadership is both art and science. There are all kinds of leadership. There is not a one-size-fits-all approach.

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Remote Work Revolution: Mastering the Challenges and Opportunities in 2024

N2Growth Blog

Understanding the Landscape of the Remote Workforce The digital transformation is significantly changing the work landscape. One of the central aspects of this transformation is the shift towards a virtual workforce, which more and more businesses are embracing. I was fortunate to work in corporate recruiting for a global technology company in 2008 when the idea of a remote workforce was embraced.

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How to Build the Ideal HR Team

HR doesn’t exist in a vacuum. This work impacts everyone: from the C-Suite to your newest hire. It also drives results. Learn how to make it all happen in Paycor’s latest guide.

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The Right Kind of Discontentment

Leadership Freak

The world is ugly when you're filled with discontentment. Discontent with the past drags you into helplessness. But discontent with the present is opportunity to change the future. Contentment isn't passivity. This post offers 7 practices that move leaders toward the right kind of discontentment.

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Leadership vs. Management: What Type of Leader Are You?

Lead from Within

In the world of business, leadership and management are often depicted as two distinct circles. While they require different focuses, skill sets, and priorities, there’s an essential overlap at the intersection of these roles. For CEOs and executives, understanding when to embrace leadership and when to lean into management is crucial for success.

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Building Your Brand: Creating a Unique Identity for Your Niche Ecommerce Business

Strategy Driven

In the ever-evolving landscape of ecommerce, establishing a unique brand identity is more than just a luxury; it’s a necessity. With countless competitors vying for attention in every niche, standing out requires more than just offering great products or services. It demands a distinctive brand identity that resonates with your target audience and sets you apart from the rest.

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The Science Of Scheduling Meetings Effectively

The Horizons Tracker

It’s rare to find a manager anywhere who thinks they have too “few” meetings, and yet the curse of “busyness” continues, with people stuffing their day with meetings that add little, if any, value to their day. Suffice it to say, this is not to say that meetings are completely useless, with benefits such as coordination and socialization, but the key is to strike a suitable balance so that time is not wasted.

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5 Reasons to Consider Branded Merchandise for Business Promotion

Strategy Driven

Branded merchandise stands out as a timeless and effective way to promote your business. From custom pens to stylish apparel, branded merchandise offers many benefits that can significantly impact your brand’s visibility and engagement. Here are five compelling reasons why incorporating branded merch into your marketing mix is a smart move: 1.

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Research Suggests Honest People Move To “Honest” Places

The Horizons Tracker

While it’s not immediately obvious what classifies a place as “honest”, research from Bocconi University suggests that honest people are more inclined to want to live there. The phenomenon, known as the “honesty drain”, is partly responsible for the human capital and economic losses from areas where there is a greater tendency to break the rules.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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How the superpowers of appreciation drive performance and wellbeing

CEO Insider

If I told you that there was a tool that could turn your people into superheroes, would you be interested? How about if I added that it costs little to nothing to do? Have I piqued your interest? The tool is appreciation, something so simple and straightforward and yet so misunderstood and underutilized. In fact, […] The post How the superpowers of appreciation drive performance and wellbeing appeared first on CEOWORLD magazine.

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Being Vague Won’t Help You To Influence Others

The Horizons Tracker

Vagueness is often a characteristic of public life, but research from James Cook University shows that it’s unlikely to help you win friends or influence people. In a set of nine carefully planned experiments with people from Western and Asian backgrounds, researchers aimed to understand how people react to vague and direct answers to questions.

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Vanity Phone Numbers’ Effect on Customer Recall and Business Branding

Strategy Driven

In marketing, repetition and ease of recall are critical, and vanity phone numbers tap directly into these psychological drivers. They transform ordinary contact information into memorable catchphrases that stick with consumers long after the advertisement has ended. With the capacity to trigger recognition in a customer’s memory, these custom phone numbers can be the linchpin to a successful campaign.

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How do you handle it when a customer is surprised by a fee you charge that is clearly stated in your contract?

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Our reader poll today asks: How do you handle it when a customer is surprised by a fee you charge that is clearly stated in your contract? We point out the clause and charge the fee 66.14% We compromise somewhat on the fee but still charge something 11.12% We forgive the fee the first time and acknowledge the miscommunication 21.69% We renegotiate the contract to remove controversial fees 1.05% Profit or Relationship.

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The Complete People Management Toolkit

From welcoming new team members to tough termination decisions, each employment lifecycle phase requires a balance of knowledge, empathy & legal diligence.

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50+ of the Best Questions to Ask in a Meeting

Niagara Institute

When it comes to meetings, asking the right questions can make all the difference in the level of engagement you see from attendees, the quality of the conversation, and the likelihood of achieving the objective of the meeting.

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Highlights – 28 February

Chartered Management Institute

Article: Highlights – 28 February Thursday 29 February 2024 Share Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to LinkedIn Share via email Risk takes many forms – from cyber attacks and poor management to the horrors of the deep. Plus, why it’s never too late to dream big 28 February View all 2023 CMI Highlights There are two types of business: those who’ve been hacked and those who don’t realise they have.

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Balancing Between My Yes and No as a Leader

Ron Edmondson

It seems I’m constantly balancing between my yes and no as a leader. As a leader, I prefer to say yes. I love when someone comes to me with a proposal for a new ministry or a new idea and I can simply say, “Yes, go for it!” I love being the guy who gets to encourage another person’s big dream. I am not a fan of micro managing. Saying yes allows me to empower others to do their work well.

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Voyant Beauty Lawsuit Concludes With a $75,000 Settlement

HR Digest

A Voyant Beauty lawsuit just came to an end after the company agreed to settle a case where it was accused of discriminating against a worker with a disability. The Voyant Beauty-EEOC case resulted from the company allegedly firing a deaf employee on her first day of work on the grounds that she would be unable to perform the duties she was hired for safely.

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.

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UK 2030 needs and deserves the best managers possible

Chartered Management Institute

UK 2030 needs and deserves the best managers possible Words CMI Insights, lead researcher Bharthi Keshwara CMI’s report Management and UK 2030 asks how the UK can confront the collective challenge of lagging management capability Scroll for more Shortcut to start of content Management and UK 2030 Read the report’s full insights As the UK enters what is likely to be a general election year, the state and direction of the country’s economy loom large.

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Where IS the Love?

Roundtable Talk

In our latest leadership report, we discuss the challenge of prioritizing in our fifth challenge facing leaders today, “Where IS the love?” Where IS the love? You know that feeling you get when you’ve put in your very best effort and knocked something out of the park, and everyone around you notices? They shower you […] The post Where IS the Love?

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Social Connections and Organizational Wellbeing

Coaching Ourselves

We are pleased to announce the release of our newest topic, “ Social Connections and Organizational Wellbeing ”, by Susan Mintzberg. Provide your employees with the opportunity to step back from the busyness of their workday to discuss how they can infuse their workplace, even a virtual one, with meaningful social connections. On a human level, we are social creatures, to varying degrees of course.

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Internal Buy-In Will Make or Break Your Growth Strategy

Harvard Business Review

Too often, organizations bring in outside firms to develop their growth strategies — resulting in a smart plan without the motivation, skills, and resources to get it done. Instead, the author argues, organizations should involve all stakeholders — including those who will need to execute the growth strategy — in its conception and development. Doing this well requires trusting your team, incorporating a strong educational component in your strategy work, giving the process ample time, and incor

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Recruit and Retain New Blue-Collar Talent

Blue-collar jobs have a branding problem. One company, GEON, partnered with Paycor to find the solution. Learn how to attract, engage, and retain blue-collar employees, helping them build meaningful careers – and support your company’s goals.

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5 Ways to Deal with the Microstresses Draining Your Energy

Harvard Business Review

Microstresses are the accumulation of unnoticed small stresses from routine interactions, and often are so brief that we barely register them. Individually, these microstresses might seem manageable, but cumulatively they take an enormous toll. How can you identify and reduce them? This article, based on research and experiments at several Fortune 100 organizations, lays out five steps that will help you identify where (and from whom) your stress is coming from, and how you can proactively reduc

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Building Cross-Cultural Relationships in a Global Workplace

Harvard Business Review

Most of us never consider how culture shapes our expectations and assumptions about relationship building. But research shows that our cultural upbringing influences how we form and maintain connections with others — often quite significantly. This article identifies six core elements of the relationship code: where relationship building takes place, who can initiate relationships with whom, what kinds of relationships people attempt to form, what types of personal information people share, how

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Companies Need to Focus More on Cash Flow and Return on Capital - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM EY

Harvard Business Review

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