Mon.Sep 09, 2019

Great Leadership Trains

Career Advancement

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” Jack Welch Dianne had always felt like more of a wallflower than a leader.

Learning to Lead with Ron Williams

Leading Blog

W HO IS looking out for you? “No No boss or mentor drove my success—although they did open doors for me. My success came about through a combination of hard work, continual learning, fortunate career choices, and a bit of luck—by being in the right place at the right time ,” writes Ron Williams.

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Leading Towards a Network Organization

Lead Change Blog

In a previous blog , I wrote about why you should transform your organization into a network organization and promised to write about how to lead that transformation. To recap, a network organization is all about communities based on connectors and content. Connectors come from all layers of your hierarchy, know who’s who, know many people, have contacts throughout the organization, and get things done by connecting people to each other.

Resisting Micromanagement

Kevin Eikenberry

Ask any group about the skills of the best managers and leaders, and they will never include micromanagement on the list. I know, because I’ve asked hundreds of people that question. And yet, everyone knows what micromanagement is and has experienced it and its negative consequences.

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.

How to Interview For Courage and Innovation

Let's Grow Leaders

Violet recruited Brian into the General Manager role because of his long track record of success at an established Fortune 500. Her company was on a trajectory of fast growth, so she wanted Brian to up their game. In the interview, he […].

What Lies Behind Points to What Lies Ahead

Leadership Freak

The road ahead looked narrow, but when I looked back I saw the future. Kierkegaard wrote in his journal, “Philosophy is perfectly right in saying that life must be understood backwards. But then… Continue reading → Leading

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By: John Sandahl. You’ve built a team with your direct reports. You meet fairly regularly, and the conversation is always polite and respectful but rarely inspired. The team’s results are, similarly rarely inspired. But your company needs your team to pick up the pace and start generating more results. Sound familiar? Or perhaps you have a team that’s shown high-performing results, but for some reason has lost its mojo.

3 Ways HR Leaders Can Build a Winning Culture

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Building a winning culture at work is not an easy feat. It takes more than hiring the right talent to build a company everyone wants to work for. Creating a positive work culture where everyone thrives comes down to the emotional and intellectual ways you support your employees.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From IT: Chapter Two

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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.

Pastor, Don’t be Afraid of Good Leadership

Ron Edmondson

Over the years of writing this blog, the more I have written about leadership and tied it to the church the more critics would email to say I shouldn’t. I shouldn’t tie leadership and the church together so closely. People have said I focus too much on leadership and not enough on Jesus. They likely never heard me preach. I mention Him a lot.) People have said I am too business-like.

Why Your Business Needs to Collaborate

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Running a small business is challenging, exciting, hard work, demanding, all-consuming and ultimately if you do it well, exceptionally rewarding. But, finding ways to grow and improve that business is tough.

Strategy by Mission, Not Metrics, Will Make You More Money

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Creating your company, or teams, strategy based on the mission and not standards or metrics is what will help your team win. Today’s post is by Doug Hall, author of DRIVING EUREKA! CLICK HERE to get your copy). Strategy by numbers is a command and control approach to management.

Working With Distributors And The Balance Of Power

Strategy Driven

Retail businesses have to continuously adapt to the changing market. How they distribute their products has to be subject to the means they have in the current climate. Drop shipping is something you may want to consider to lower your delivery and storage costs.

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.

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