Mon.Oct 07, 2019

Stephen Schwarzman’s 25 Rules for Work & Life

Leading Blog

B LACKSTONE chairman, CEO, and co-founder Stephen Schwarzman has written a book about the potential that can be realized when you combine personal responsibility with ambition.

Shifting Your Time Horizon – The Power of Maintaining a Future Focus

Kevin Eikenberry

I love it when one skill or habit creates benefits in multiple ways. If you could build a skill that helped you in strategic thinking, problem solving, and productivity, would you be interested in developing that skill? That skill is maintaining a future focus.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Joseph Lalonde

Stine’s Goosebump book series was once again brought to life in Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween. Once again, an R.L. Stine manuscript wreaks havoc in a small town. This time, the town is Wardenclyffe, New York. The town Nikola Tesla built the Wardenclyffe Tower.

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The 10 Commandments of Empowerment

Leadership Freak

Top-down empowerment programs reflect the reason they’re needed in the first place. Disconnected leaders develop ineffective empowerment programs in secluded conference rooms.

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.

6 Reasons to Give Your Team Better Executive Exposure

Let's Grow Leaders

You want to give your team executive exposure but you’ve learned the hard way that it can backfire. After all, not all executive exposure is good exposure. It can be tempting to hold back visibility in an effort to protect, you or […].

5 Benefits of Having a Strong Internal Communications Strategy


Whether you are just beginning to think about the importance of internal communication, are in the midst of an existing internal communications plan , or fine-tuning a well-oiled communications machine, the bottom line is that this is all about the bottom line. Internal Communication

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Aim Higher: Servant Leaders Help People with Life Issues

Skip Prichard

Make Helping Others A Mission. When I first became a CEO, I realized that there are many misconceptions about the true power of the office.

Customer Satisfaction and The Deming Way at Gallery Furniture

Deming Institute

Guest post by John Hunter , founder of (in 1996). This short interview with Jim McIngvale (Mattress Mack), owner of Gallery Furniture, explores Deming’s continued influence on the management practices of Gallery Furniture.

The Principles of Agile Planning

Strategy Driven

Agile methodology has taken the IT industry by the storm, and now it’s spreading to other sectors. Many companies have managed to gain an edge tapping into its transformative power. The benefits linked to adoption are indeed many, but there’s just one problem.

A Leadership Case—Mistake or a Lack of Discipline? What Would You Do?

Management Excellence

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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.

Embrace Change To Grow

Eric Jacobson

Change is inevitable. Change is good. Help your employees and team learn to embrace change.

Resilience: From Corporate America to the Bobsled Track

Experience to Lead

Lauren Gibbs seems fearless. When you watch her TEDx talk, it’s easy to think she’s effortlessly courageous and resilient. Hearing her reflect back on her experience of becoming an Olympic silver medalist in bobsled, it sounds like she took the huge leap from her 6-figure corporate job to the U.S.

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A Leadership Case—Mistake or a Lack of Discipline? What Would You Do?

Art Petty

The most difficult and impactful decisions in a leader's life are the people decisions. Drawing from examples in the military, a leader has to assess whether an issue was a mistake or a lack of discipline. One merits second chances and the other demands more aggressive action.

Dealing With Critics

RapidStart Leadership

Any time we venture out of our comfort zones, it can feel like we’re sticking out, vulnerable to criticism. Someone is likely to say something. Here's how to deal with the criticism when it comes. The post Dealing With Critics appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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 get your seasonal job search strategy right

HR Digest

A lot of companies are preparing for making their big push for seasonal hiring. If you’re thinking that means only retail and holiday-related jobs, then you’re wrong.

7 Ways a Leader Avoids Criticism

Ron Edmondson

The title is a little misleading. The only way I know of to avoid criticism as a leader – Is to not be a leader. Many in leadership positions default to what I call “The Safe Zone” to attempt avoiding criticism. But it’s not really that safe.).

Four Lessons in Employee Engagement We Can Learn from Nature


Taking a few lessons from Nature about how to keep and engage employees. Today’s post is by Dr. Kathleen E. Allen, author of Leading from the Roots (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Most organizations struggle with generating authentic employee engagement. There is an unlikely teacher, however, that can provide some interesting strategies on creating […]. This is only the beginning of the thought. Please click the article headline above or go to [link] for more. Books Guest Blogger Leadershi

7 People Every Young Professional Needs to Get Ahead

Nathan Magnuson

My colleague Ann challenged my thinking recently. As she transitioned into a new CEO role, she reflected, “Other people have paved a way for us to succeed in ways we probably don’t realize.” I bristled at first because I wanted to believe most of my success was self-made.

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.

Introducing Season Four

Harvard Business Review

Women at Work is back Oct. 14 with stories, conversations, and practical advice about being a woman in the workplace. Expect to hear from us every Monday for the next couple of months. Our theme music is Matt Hill’s “City In Motion,” provided by Audio Network. Gender Audio

Social Anxiety and Success

Harvard Business Review

We’re often told that to succeed in the workplace, you need to bring your A game, play office politics, and network nonstop. But how do you do that when you suffer from social anxiety? Host Morra Aarons-Mele speaks with Ellen Hendriksen, a clinical psychologist, and Arvind Rajan, the CEO of Cricket Health and a former executive at LinkedIn. Communication Networking Health Audio

Why Some Rules Are More Likely to Be Broken

Harvard Business Review

And how to write regulations that people actually follow. Managing organizations Organizational culture Regulation Digital Article

Will a Bachelor’s Degree Matter as Much for Gen Z?

Harvard Business Review

Faster and cheaper pathways to good first jobs are emerging. Education Disruptive innovation Developing employees Educational Institutions 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.

Why Companies Do “Innovation Theater” Instead of Actual Innovation

Harvard Business Review

They put too much focus on process and not enough on product. Innovation Organizational culture Digital Article

Research: People Want Their Employers to Talk About Mental Health

Harvard Business Review

Nearly 60% of employees have never discussed their mental health at work. Health Organizational culture Stress Digital Article