Fri.Apr 19, 2019

The Power Of Your Why

Joseph Lalonde

There is something powerful in knowing your why. This is the reason you’re doing what you’re doing. Whether this is why you lead, why you married your high school sweetheart, or why you continue to serve in ministry.

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Determination is Not Enough; Content Creators Need Blockchain on Their Side

Strategy Driven

Imagine earning a living as a writer, artist, freelance reporter, photographer or any other content creator trying to scratch out a living in today’s overcrowded, hyperactive digital landscape. You may have something to say; you may have something to share. Now what?

PMP Training and How to Choose the Right Provider to be Taught

Women on Business

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Magic Motivators to Boost Energy Levels In the Office

Strategy Driven

When people drag their feet into work on a Monday morning it seems like there is no way to bring the energy levels back up. Of course not every office is going to be perfect but you could do a lot of things to keep your workforce happy.

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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.

Top Five Books For Your Must Read List

Leadership Freak

Last Friday I published a long list of books that I referenced in a recent presentation. A reader asked if I might narrow the list. Here are my top five recommendations from that… Continue reading → Leading

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4 Reasons Your Business Should Move to Office 365

Strategy Driven

Lots of companies are still using outdated technology, despite there being plenty of new solutions and platforms that can fully transform and improve the way that they work.

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Make Your Business Event A Real Success!

Strategy Driven

One of the great things about running a business in the modern world is that there have never been so many different ways for you to promote your business.

How To Find Your Balance Point

Eric Jacobson

A few years ago, Brian Tracy , along with Christina Stein , published, Find Your Balance Point. The desire for peace of mind and the idea of living a balanced life are central to your happiness and well-being.

5 Myths About Combining Purpose With Profit

Strategy Driven

How do we put aside the connotation that purpose and profit can’t co-exist? Let’s start with addressing these 5 myths: 1. Purpose doesn’t resonate.

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Weekly Round-Up: Tips to Build High-Performance Teams, Investing Employees in Transformation, Qualities of Great Leaders, Healthy Cultures = Revenue Growth, Embrace Internal Comms in Crisis


Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts.

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.

Keeping the Workflow Going: 9 Common Pitfalls of IT Project Management

Strategy Driven

Many IT executives moan about mismanagement in so many projects. In fact, even with project management applications, IT projects often end up taking much longer than anticipated and going beyond the budget.

Use TIPS When Providing Feedback

Eric Jacobson

Eric Harvey and Al Lucia wrote a booklet called, 144 Ways To Walk The Talk. They provide the following great advice about giving feedback: 1. Make it timely -- give your feedback as soon as possible to the performance. Make it individualized -- tailor your feedback to the feedback receiver. Make it productive -- focus your feedback on the performance and not the performer. Make is specific -- pinpoint for the receiver observable actions and behaviors.

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Does Practice Make Perfect?

The Center For Leadership Studies

Tiger Woods won the Masters Tournament! I’m going to go out on a limb here and suggest that this probably isn’t the first time you have heard about this. Whether you like golf or hate it, my guess is that you are not only aware of that outcome but also at least some of the details that contribute to its significance. Because Tiger is a persona that transcends his realm. One could offer that he has achieved that status despite well-publicized struggles due to special gifts or unique talent.

Highlights From The Book Leadership Conversations

Eric Jacobson

When I read business books, I turn the corner of every page that has something I really like, want to remember and easily reference in the future. Halfway into the 300-page book, Leadership Conversations , I had turned the corners of nearly every fifth page. So, you can see why I believe this is such a good book. There is so much to learn from Leadership Conversations. It's a must read for today's business leaders. Leaders who are leading multi-generational workforces.

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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.

5 Myths About Strategy

Harvard Business Review

Why we believe them and why we’re wrong. Strategy Digital Article

Using AI to Make Knowledge Workers More Effective

Harvard Business Review

Humans and machines can make each other better. Collaboration Leadership & Managing people Technology IT Innovation Analytics Talent management Knowledge management Digital Article

How Board Members Really Feel About ESG, from Deniers to True Believers

Harvard Business Review

According to conversations with 25 directors. Sustainability Digital Article