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F AKE NEWS is not a new phenomenon. From the beginning of time, people have played loose with the truth in order to get what they want. Trust too, has waxed and waned over the millennia. It’s not new. People have always had to be on the lookout for fake news.

16 Answers To What is Good Leadership?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton The theme I noticed in the most viewed posts on this blog in 2018 was Looking For a Better Kind of Leadership. Google reported that the most popular Google searches in 2018 were about how we can be good people. It sounds like it's a great time to explore the question "What is Good Leadership? While it's tempting to over simplify leadership and think about it as any one thing, good leadership can only be fully understood by thinking about it in multiple ways.

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Why Your Lack Of Education May Be Your Biggest Leadership Strength

Joseph Lalonde

While many potential and current leaders see a lack of education as a weakness, I believe your lack of education can be your biggest strength. You might be surprised for the reasons. Yet, when I’m finished, I think you’ll agree. You don’t have to be formally educated to lead.

The Politics of Promotion

Lead Change Blog

Although being savvy about office politics is important for both genders, unconscious bias and stereotypes create special challenges for women. Many women focus on performance, thinking that good work garners promotion.

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.

What Are Your Top Five Words?

Next Level Blog

The title of this post is the core of a few of my favorite questions. The one I want to focus on today is, in my experience, foundational to effective self-management: What are the top five words that describe me (you) when I’m (you’re) living and leading at my (your) best?

How to Improve Your Future Prospects

Strategy Driven

One of the many things teenagers worry about it is their future, and how successful it is going to be. This can be a very stressful experience for you, but there are lots of things you can do that will help improve your life skills, finances, and chances of having a very successful career and future.

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Getting Things Done: The Golden Rules Of Productivity

Strategy Driven

It should be fairly straightforward, right? You come into work in the morning, do whatever is needed to be done to complete the tasks before you, and then go home at the end of the day. Job complete! Except it isn’t that easy.

Learn to Maintain Focus When Working at Home – It’s Harder Than You Think!

Women on Business

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Pronto Payments: Get Clients To Cough Up Quicker With These Tips

Strategy Driven

Do you have a problem with clients and customers not paying their bills and invoices on time? Not only can this be very annoying, but it can pose a more practical problem for your business when it starts to affect your cash flow.

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Think Like An Elite Warrior To Lead And Succeed

Eric Jacobson

Seeing this book (circled in the above picture) in the bookstore this week reminded me of my blog post about the book and the author from 2014. Realizing the book is as relevant today as it was five years ago, here is my post from 2014: Want to be a leader who is tough? Cool under fire?

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.

Starting a New Business and Want to Make It Look Professional? Here Are Some Steps You Should Take

Strategy Driven

Turning a start-up into a professional business requires all sorts of different actions, approaches, and outlooks. You certainly need to be good with your use of financial resources, and you obviously need a strong work ethic.

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Protectors and Advancers – Two Necessary Team Members

Ron Edmondson

I was meeting with a successful entrepreneur recently. He said something I found interesting and it caused me to further reflect. Side note: These kind of comments are why I always have something with me with which to take notes when I meet with people.). The business leader told me in his business all their employees are either protectors or advancers. He said protectors are usually found in HR, legal or accounting departments. They “protect” the organization.

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Learn To Take Risks

Eric Jacobson

Inspirational leadership wisdom came awhile back from Bahram Akradi, the CEO of Life Time Fitness. From that health club's monthly fitness magazine, Experience Life , Akradi says: Once we get comfortable in our habitual patterns, we may fail to notice when they have outworn their useful purpose, or when new alternatives might serve us better. Once you've encountered a second way of seeing things, you're more likely to entertain the possibility of a third and fourth way, too.

Leadership Unchained: Defy Conventional Wisdom for Breakthrough Performance

Coaching Tip

Sara Canaday: Leadership Unchained: Defy Conventional Wisdom for Breakthrough Performance. What if the leadership practices we've worked so hard to master are now getting in the way? In fact, what if they are actually holding us down and preventing us from leading for growth and innovation? Forget "what if." It's happening. So what's the solution? Unfortunately, it's not as simple as throwing out the old competencies and learning new ones.

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.

This One Culture Factor Leads to 5.5 Times Higher Growth

The Practical Leader

Are your own people your biggest barrier to higher innovation and agility? That’s what recent research from Great Place to Work found in a study of 792 companies totaling about 500,000 employees.

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Budget-Friendly Strategies to Boost Employee Engagement

HR Digest

Most companies have over time realized the importance of employee engagement in their overall success. Engaging employees meaningfully brings happiness to all parties; make the employees loyal to employers while also increasing their productivity level. Every employee desires to be recognized and encouraged to participate in corporate activities while also being appreciated for their hard work.

How to Help Your Team with Burnout When You’re Burned Out Yourself

Harvard Business Review

Tackle the problem as a group. Stress Leading teams Digital Article

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Food Delivery Wars and Boeing’s Crisis Management

Harvard Business Review

Youngme, Felix, and Mihir discuss the food delivery war between DoorDash, Uber Eats, Grubhub, and others. Then they evaluate Boeing’s crisis management performance in the wake of two recent air disasters. Competition Competitive strategy Crisis management Audio

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.

To Make the Case for Paternity Leave, Dads Will Have to Work Together

Harvard Business Review

In a survey, 73% of fathers said there’s little workplace support for them. Work-life balance Digital Article

How Companies Can Get the Most Out of a Freemium Business Model

Harvard Business Review

A study shows it comes down to pricing. Pricing Customers Digital Article