Thu.Jul 18, 2019

Best Practices in Leadership and Productivity: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival! This month, our contributors share their best practices in leadership and productivity. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! The August Frontline Festival will be […].

The Four Guiding Principles that Every Successful Leader Employs

Leadership Freak

Don’t decide to be a professional basket-ball player if you love basket-ball, but you’re a shrimp. Someone will mention Muggsy Bogues was 5-3. Hero Sports lists 24 NBA players who stood between 5-3… Continue reading → Menotoring Strengths Success weaknesses Growth Leadership Development

Change You Don’t Ask For

Lead Change Blog

Change is constant. This is not new information, of course. But it seems there are two feelings when it comes to change: love it or hate it. Sure, when it’s the change you’ve been hoping for, it’s easy to love. The promotion came your way. Your offer was accepted on the house. You can finally get a puppy! When it’s change you’ve asked for, being excited and bought in makes any hiccups or headaches worth it. But what happens when change happens and you didn’t ask for it?

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Leading A Business Means Having Access To All The Relevant Data

Joseph Lalonde

If you have a business to run, you will need to make sure that you are leading it in the best way you possibly can.

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.

7 Ways to Lead People Who Don’t Want to Lead

Lead from Within

As leaders, an important part of our work is helping others developing their leadership abilities. But what can you do about people who don’t think of themselves as leaders? There are many reasons why people who could be great leaders don’t want to lead.

Leading and Succeeding in the Gray-Zone

Management Excellence

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Five Tips for Small Team Management

Strategy Driven

It is tempting to think that more manpower equates to more productivity at work. After all, jobs tend to get done right away when many working pieces are involved, right? That is not always the case.

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Fit At Last Book Author Insights

Eric Jacobson

The book, Fit at Last: Look and Feel Better Once and for All , co-authored by Ken Blanchard and Tim Kearin traces business author Blanchard's weight-loss journey with fitness expert Kearin, and how finally at the age of 73, Ken dropped over thirty pounds in the course of a single year.

“Can I Deduct That?” 8 Must-Know Tax Deductions for Small Businesses

Strategy Driven

There are over 32 million small businesses operating in the US. That’s a lot of people working hard to sell their products/services and, hopefully, turn a profit! Let’s face it, money is the lifeblood of any business. It’s a competitive world.

Are you "busy" or are you "clear"? Clearing your field.

Anese Cavanaugh

A few weeks ago I received a text on a Saturday. It said, "My colleague really wants to meet you. I told him you have ZERO time, you're super busy, BUT that I'd see if I could help him get on your schedule.". I wrote back.

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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.

The Deltas In Your Life Require Leadership

Tim Milburn

When I hear people talk about wanting to be engaged in meaningful work, they’ll typically say something along the lines of I want to do something that makes a difference. It’s almost become cliche’ – this whole idea of making a difference. I will often follow up by asking about the kind of difference they want to make. Typically, they’ll say they want things to be different (insert Captain Obvious reference here).

Leading and Succeeding in the Gray-Zone

Art Petty

I’ve long believed learning to lead in the gray-zone inside organizations is a great approach for creating value, standing out, and getting ahead in your career. Here are 10 tips to help you tackle those vexing issues no one owns, by cultivating support and helping others succeed.

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7 Ways to Identify Constructive Criticism

Ron Edmondson

Constructive: Serving a useful purpose; tending to build up. Criticism: The act of passing judgment as to the merits of anything. Constructive Criticism. You’ve heard the term. As a leader, I hear it all the time. If you’re a leader then you’ve certainly had people offer criticism.

“Rumbling” With Your Boss

The Center For Leadership Studies

Brené Brown has taught countless people a great number of things in a relatively short period of time. Her lessons are generally grouped under the umbrella of courage but provide value independently as well. Take the whole notion of a “rumble.” In its purest form, a rumble is a genuine, heartfelt, but almost invariably difficult, conversation. The kind of conversation that many of us, for any number of reasons, lack the intestinal fortitude to initiate.

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.

Do you enjoy negotiating?


Our reader poll today asks: Do you enjoy negotiating? I love it! I’ll negotiate over everything: 10% I like it especially for important things: 31% It’s OK, but it doesn’t really excite me: 26% Not really. I find it uncomfortable: 24% Not at all. I hate every aspect of it: 9% Let’s make a deal.

[50th Anniversary]: Situational Leadership® – Relevant Then, Relevant Now

The Center For Leadership Studies

The post [50th Anniversary]: Situational Leadership<sup>®</sup> – Relevant Then, Relevant Now appeared first on Situational Leadership® Training & Management Model by CLS. ARTICLES

Managers, You’re More Intimidating Than You Think

Harvard Business Review

Powerful people are inherently scary. Communication Emotional intelligence Psychology Risk management Digital Article

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Leveraging Learning Analytics to Improve Business Outcomes: Where to Start

The Center For Leadership Studies

The post Leveraging Learning Analytics to Improve Business Outcomes: Where to Start appeared first on Situational Leadership® Training & Management Model by CLS. ARTICLES

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.

Has Sexual Harassment at Work Decreased Since #MeToo?

Harvard Business Review

Researchers studied women’s experiences over the last few years. Managing organizations Organizational culture Gender Leadership Digital Article

Justifying the Investment in Leadership Training

The Center For Leadership Studies

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Season 2 Finale

Harvard Business Review

Join us for a look back on the best moments with a few words from each guest. Founders Marketing Managing yourself Audio

Use Failure as an Opportunity to Reflect on Your Strengths

Harvard Business Review

Rejection hurts — but it isn’t the end. Receiving feedback Difficult conversations Managing yourself Digital Article

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 Our Brains Decide When to Trust

Harvard Business Review

Insights from neuroscience. Ethics Economics & Society Public relations Digital Article

What Senior Executives Can Do When the Board Meddles

Harvard Business Review

Five strategies that can help you respond. Boards Corporate governance Digital Article