Tue.May 21, 2019

Sage Advice For The First-Time Leader

Terry Starbucker

Dear First-Time Leader: Congratulations! You’ve just been given a fantastic opportunity. But before you dive in, I’d like to pass along a little sage advice. I remember my first day as a leader, 35 years ago.

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What Lies Behind Our Fear?

Lead Change Blog

One thing I’ve learned about rescue dogs—they come with a lot of baggage. Not unlike every single one of us reading this blog. Since I’ve adopted Louie over five years ago, one thing remains constant: fear is his one of his top issues.

10 Questions Leaders Must Answer When Making Big Decisions

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Greg Bustin : Leaders are in the decision-making business. Some of your decisions are bigger than others, and so to be considered successful on your terms as well as the terms of others means you must make more good decisions than bad decisions when the stakes are highest.

How Leaders Can Make Organizational Values Actionable To Drive Purpose-Led Work

Tanveer Naseer

These days there’s a lot of focus on organizational culture in terms of its ability to attract and retain employees in today’s shrinking labour market.

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 Closely Are You Looking? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Have you ever noticed that how closely you look at something determines what you see? As leaders, it’s really important that we look closely so that we can really understand what’s going on in our team, in our organization and in our jobs.

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How You Can Boost Productivity Within Your Small Business

Strategy Driven

When you’re the owner of a small business, it can often seem like there just aren’t enough hours in the day. Unanswered emails, unfinished tasks, rising stress levels, and a to-do list as long as your arm are all fairly common, and can often leave you feeling overwhelmed.

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Why Fintech Will be The End of Traditional Banking

Strategy Driven

It’s a brave new world out there. As always, technology is having a profound effect on the world around us and the way we navigate through life. Who would have thought 20 years ago we would be walking around with miniature computers in our pockets ?

Starting new with those who have offended you


How often have you been having a conversation with someone that you aren’t fond of, and your mind wanders to some past offense that you believe they did to you? How about that employee that you hired who was so full of promise, but lost your trust?

7 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Leadership Coach 

Lead from Within

People often wonder if they need a leadership coach. My answer is always yes. If you want to achieve great things, you can only do so much on your own. Whatever your abilities and circumstances, it takes support and guidance to get the most out of them.

Do This Before You Call A Meeting


Meetings are an unescapable reality of work life. No element is so universally despised, and yet no element is so universally necessary. Meetings have a tendency to drain the energy and motivation of anyone in the room.

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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.

Cities with the highest average salaries in the world, 2019

CEO Insider

CEOWORLD magazine. Cities with the highest average salaries in the world, 2019. As it turns out, cities in Switzerland and the United States offer the highest salaries in the world, that’s according to a new “global city salary ranking 2019” from the CEOWORLD magazine.

What Your Consulting Firm Needs Most: Perspective

David A Fields

What’s the heaviest chain restraining your consulting firm’s growth (in revenue or margin, lifestyle, or all three)? You already know the answer, because it’s in the article’s title: your perspective.

How To Make Better Decisions

Eric Jacobson

The Decision Makeoever , by Mike Whitaker is fascinating look at decision making and the importance of decision size and timing.

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Admitting You Aren’t the One – A Hard, but Critical Part of Leadership

Ron Edmondson

Leadership is not about having all the answers. One sign of a great leader — in my opinion — is to be bold enough to say, “I don’t have all the answers”. Perhaps even harder, “I’m not the one to carry this task forward.”. That takes humility. I observed the pressure some pastors and leaders place on themselves to have all the answers and to be good at everything they do. And churches and organizations sometimes hold leaders to this level of excellence and expectation.

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.

#leadershiptruth – Show Your Face

Roundtable Talk

A few weeks ago, I found myself on a WestJet flight from Calgary to Toronto with their CEO serving the coffee and tea. I posted a picture on my social channels and watched as Ed Sims got showered with accolades for his hands-on leadership approach. Management by walking around is one of the oldest concepts […]. Latest News & Insights leadership truths leadershiptruth

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Are You Ready to Go Freelance?

Harvard Business Review

The skills you need to work for yourself. Professional transitions Talent management Productivity Work-life balance Labor Digital Article

Using Data to Provide Better Health Care to New York’s Homeless

Harvard Business Review

Helping the largest homeless population in the U.S. Demographics Social responsibility Health Data IT Healthcare Digital Article

Your Company Needs a Process for Offboarding Employees Gracefully

Harvard Business Review

Listen, show appreciation, and stay in touch. Employee retention Talent management Firing Digital Article

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.

Does Your Company Really Need a Chatbot?

Harvard Business Review

Here’s when the answer is no. Internet Customer service Security & privacy Digital Article

Why It’s Time to Finally Worry about ESG

Harvard Business Review

Robert Eccles, a visiting professor of management practice at Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford, says that the global investment community’s interest in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues has finally reached a tipping point. Large asset management firms and pensions funds are now pressuring corporate leaders to improve sustainability practices in material ways that both benefit their firms’ bottom line and create broader impact.

If the Key to Business Success Is Focus, Why Does Amazon Work?

Harvard Business Review

Harvard Business School professor Sunil Gupta explores the infiltration of Amazon into dozens of industries including web services, grocery, online video streaming, content creation and, oh, did we mention physical bookstores? What’s the big plan? Is the company spread too thin, or poised for astronomical success? Gupta is the author of the case study, “Amazon 2019.” ” Business models Growth strategy Operations Audio