Mon.May 13, 2019

Hitting Workplace Conflict Head-on

Lead Change Blog

“For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interactions, conflict, argument, debate.” — Margaret Heffernan. Do you remember the last time you avoided getting into an argument with your boss or your coworker? You were probably trying to maintain harmony and relationship. That is what many of us do when we try to avoid conflict. VitalSmarts’ research reveals that employees waste an average of $1500 and an 8-hour workday for every crucial conversation that they avoid.

One Huge Leadership Secret to Get Innovative Ideas You Need

Let's Grow Leaders

Get innovative ideas by asking for what you need. They’re just not thinking about the things that make a difference. I keep getting ideas about how to arrange the office when we’ve got big issues to deal with–like how we keep our […].

Do The Impossible — The Country Club Technique.

Rich Gee Group

Successful businesses and careers are a lot about making tough things happen. We get caught up in the inertia of our fears and are afraid of making a mistake. One exercise we use with our clients centers around a 'country club event'. Here's the scenario.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Pokemon: Detective Pikachu

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I have fond memories of Pokemon. From the original cartoon to the trading card game to the video games (Pokemon Red and Blue for the original Nintendo Gameboy). I spent countless hours consuming the content of Pokemon and trying to catch them all in the video games.

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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.

How Big Is It? Measuring the Impact of Change

Women on Business

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The Painful Truth About Procrastination

Kevin Eikenberry

Procrastination. If you were to tell me you’ve never done it, I would question other things you say too. Granted, not everyone procrastinates in the same way or to the same degree. Yet procrastination is something everyone does.

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5 Signs Your Business Needs a CRM Solution

Strategy Driven

Buying software and changing your business processes is a major decision. The same is true if you are considering changing software tools such as adopting CRM software. After all, it affects your sales, your marketing and your service workflows. It probably costs money to implement as well.

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New Ebook: 22nd Century Communications – Strategies to Deliver Cutting-Edge Communication, Engage Employees and Strengthen Reputation


One of the most popular questions I get in my work as a communications leader is this: What’s new in communications strategy today? Or, some variation of this: What must I do today to help my company achieve world-class, cutting-edge communications in the future? Announcements Free Downloads

How to Successfully Rebrand Your Business Through Social Media

Strategy Driven

Your digital brand is probably the first thing potential customers see. And the chance that the first interaction they ever have with your brand is through social media are very high, considering that nearly eighty percent of the population is said to be on at least one social media network.

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New Rules to Increase Employee Engagement

Skip Prichard

Creating Engagement. With so much focus on engagement, you would think that the statistics would dramatically improve. Instead, most of the surveys show employees are not fully engaged. Why is this, and what can be done about it?

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.

Should You Start a Packaging Design Business?

Strategy Driven

A packaging design business helps to both improve current packaging designs, and create new ones with enhanced visual graphics.

What Happens if You Try Taking Risk & Dealing With Uncertainty?

Mills Scofield

Yuna Hur & Elaine Cheung - Versions of a Retail Pop-Up, Spring 2018. I’m honored to host a blog by one of my amazing mentees, Yuna Hur ‘18. Last year, as a senior, it was time to push academic limits 1 last time before graduating.

How to Create the Perfect Home Office

Strategy Driven

Working from home can be an absolute joy. However, it definitely puts a lot of responsibility on your shoulders. If you want to be productive when working at home, you need to create a home office environment that facilitates productivity.

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Is Your Business Organizationally Ready to Hire People with Disabilities?

CEO Insider

CEOWORLD magazine. Is Your Business Organizationally Ready to Hire People with Disabilities? People with disabilities are the largest minority in the world yet in the U.S., these individuals are twice as likely as their non-disabled peers to be unemployed, often referred to as being underemployed.

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.

The Important Reasons Why You Need an API Integration Platform

Strategy Driven

APIs are a necessary part of every IT infrastructure for modern enterprises. It isn’t just a matter of whether APIs are required, but how many are needed, and how can they be published and created. More than 16,500 APIs exist today, and that number is just the tip of the iceberg. Most organizations have a lot of different options available to them, especially when it comes to creating and implementing APIs.

Ranked: Countries With The Most Billionaires, 2019

CEO Insider

CEOWORLD magazine. Ranked: Countries With The Most Billionaires, 2019. The United States has the most billionaires in the world, with 420 more than the next closest country, China, according to Wealth-X’s 2019 Billionaire Census report.

Making a Big Change? Avoid These Four Common Leadership Mistakes


When A Leader Gets Too Comfortable…

Ron Edmondson

Pretend for a moment this is your scenario: You are a leader. You have worked hard, experienced some sense of success and now you like where you are in your career. You have finally figured out the systems and structures, you know all the unwritten rules of the organization, you have the right staff or team, and there are no current problems you are tackling. And I realize that scenario is probably a little too perfect, but the point is life is fairly comfortable right now in your leadership.

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.

What Good Feedback Really Looks Like

Harvard Business Review

Constructive criticism has its place. Managing people Giving feedback Communication Difficult conversations Digital Article

Sorry Not Sorry

Harvard Business Review

Do women really apologize more than men at work? We speak with a psychology professor and a leadership consultant about the impact that saying “sorry” and using other minimizing language has on job success, and what words and phrases to use instead. Guests: Karina Schumann and Sally Helgesen. Our theme music is Matt Hill’s “City In Motion,” provided by Audio Network. Gender Audio

Addressing the Biases Plaguing Algorithms

Harvard Business Review

Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Facebook still haven’t figured it out. Technology Risk management Digital Article

An Effective Way to Tackle the Social Causes of Poor Health

Harvard Business Review

Health care providers can help solve them. Economics & Society Managing people Health Operations Digital Article

Building a Better Globalization

Harvard Business Review

Five areas to focus on. Economy Globalization Policy Digital Article

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