Wed.Oct 09, 2019

4 Steps To Effectively Train Your Team (Infographic)

Joseph Lalonde

Creating a training plan for your team members can be scary. You will have to spend hours upon hours going over information with your team.

Rights, Responsibilities and Freedom

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton While some people think of rights, responsibilities and freedom separately, in a compartmentalized way, I believe they cannot be separated. According to John Courtney Murray, freedom was always intended to be grounded in ethical values.

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How to Listen – Best Tip Ever

Leadership Freak

If you think listening is easy, you aren’t doing it. Listening is hard: Listening is hard because some people can’t stop talking. Perhaps a talk-timer would help, like a chess timer with a… Continue reading → Humility Listening Leadership Development Questions

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To Grow Your Team and Get More Done, Let Go of Perfect

Next Level Blog

No doubt, you’ve heard the phrase that the perfect is the enemy of the good. That doesn’t just apply to other people; it applies to you and your team too. And, the thing is, a lot of the time what you expect as a leader is your version of perfect. There are some cases when perfection is truly an objective measurement but most of the time it’s subjective and good enough is good enough even if it doesn’t meet your version of perfect.

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The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.

Review of “You Are Awesome” by Neil Pasricha

The Practical Leader

Resilience is a vital skill. It’s crucial to our health, happiness, and leadership. Resilience is a muscle that we can strengthen – ideally before we really need it. Positive psychology research and best practices show that we can build resilience strengths or habits for Post-Traumatic Growth.

How To Discover Your True North

Eric Jacobson

In his book, True North , Bill George shows you how to discover your true north - your internal compass that guides you successfully through life. Only when you discover your true north can you unlock your full potential as a leader and human being," explains George.

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Cheerleading is NOT a Leadership Style!

The Center For Leadership Studies

Sometimes (undoubtedly more than we are aware of) learners leave training experiences with a false impression. Perhaps they were drifting in and out of consciousness during the training itself, perhaps they selectively locked in on a portion of the message that confirmed a personal comfort level, any number of reasons, really, but it happens. For example, I had a boss a hundred years ago when I was an officer in the Coast Guard that took off for a week to go to leadership training.

7 Guaranteed Ways to Grow as a Leader

Ron Edmondson

Do you want to grow as a leader? Do you want to keep growing? One reason I write this blog is I want to help others grow. At the same time, I have to keep growing as a leader. The people who look to me for leadership need me to continually strive to improve. So, how do we keep growing?

Got Employees AND A Home Business? Make Your Home Safe To Work

Strategy Driven

A lot of business owners work from home these days – it’s a flexible working arrangement, and works out in favor of most modern career minds. And when you’ve got a home business, the world really is your oyster!

Why Skills Training Can’t Replace Higher Education

Harvard Business Review

It’s a disservice to students and civil society. Education Developing employees Educational Institutions Digital Article

How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

Three No-Brainer Outsourcing Opportunites for Growing Businesses

Strategy Driven

Is your growing business falling behind your competitors because you’re stretched too thin? Entrepreneurs know better than anybody that there are only so many hours in a day.

3 Ways to Make the Most of Your Alumni Network

Harvard Business Review

Stay in touch with peers from university — without seeming awkward. Networking Career planning Digital Article

Ecommerce Websites Need To Focus On Quick And Easy Shopping

Strategy Driven

Ecommerce is the rocketship that doesn’t run out of fuel. Year-on-year, ecommerce continues to grow. It’s the way of the future and it makes perfect sense. One of the best reasons why it makes perfect sense is because it makes shopping easier and quicker.

How a CEO’s Personality Affects Their Company’s Stock Price

Harvard Business Review

It pays to be conscientious. Extroverted, not so much. Leadership Financial analysis Corporate communications Digital Article

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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.

6 Tools You Need for Your Construction Business

Strategy Driven

If you’re working in construction, then you’ll know there are some key tools you just can’t do without. Having quality tools you know you can rely on is a requirement for the job and helps you to carry out your work to the highest standard.

The Race for Space, and the Invasion of the Electric Scooters

Harvard Business Review

Does Space represent a real economic opportunity or are expensive endeavors like SpaceX a form of billionaire hubris? Youngme, Felix and Mihir discuss the Race for Space, before debating the viability of the electric scooter market in cities around the world. Competitive strategy Financial markets Economics & Society Audio

Using a credit card to finance your business

Strategy Driven

Every company is different, and so every business owner needs to decide which finance options they want to use for daily expenses and longer term investments. Here, we weigh up the pros and cons of using business credit cards.

Creating an AI-First Business with Andrew Ng

Harvard Business Review

Andrew Ng, former leader of Google’s and Baidu’s AI divisions, joins Azeem Azhar to discuss how businesses should approach AI adoption, and how machine intelligence will change industries and our work. Disruptive innovation Technology Strategy Audio

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.

How Engaged Is Your Team, Really?

Harvard Business Review

Even seemingly engaged employees are often disengaged by some measures. Managing people Motivating people Digital Article

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