Wed.Feb 18, 2015

How You Value “Value” Determines Your Leadership Value

General Leadership

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value!” ” Albert Einstein. Our value as a leader, and how others perceive our value, has much to do with how we value value and how those around us do the same . Value is a measure of relative worth, merit, or importance.

Chip Shots – Time Management Tips

Lead Change Blog

Here at Lead Change Group, we know that problems are most effectively solved when individuals come together to meld ideas, energies, and approaches. To use a golf analogy, not every shot is a long drive.

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A Chief What Officer? The truth about titles.

N2Growth Blog

By Brody Clemmer. Chief Innovation Officer, N2Growth. I have been a Digital Marketer, a Genius, a Business Representative, and a Shift Manager. I have guided through the titles that life has graciously provided me, without a true understanding of what it meant. Now, I find myself in this position again as a Chief Innovation Officer. When people ask me, “Brody, what do you do?” I tell them my respective title. When they look at me with a puzzled ‘yeah right!’

Trust is a Relationship (Not a Commodity)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Waiting For Trust to Be Earned I sometimes hear leaders say that they think "trust is earned" and that we should not trust others until they have earned our trust through their behavior and choices. I see several big problems with this way of thinking about trust. Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking 7 Lenses ethical leadership ethics education leadership development leading ethically

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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.

7 Career Frustrations Every Go-Getter Feels

Let's Grow Leaders

Odds are that some executive in your life is making it all look easy. The quick rise to the top. In perfect shape, with the the perfect family all dressed cleanly in the company colors at the company picnic.

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10 Negative Results of Believing People are Incapable

Leadership Freak

Wanting change – while thinking and acting the same – is frustrating futility. Trying to change people is the greatest futility of all. Coaching-leaders don’t change people, they have transformative conversations where people… Continue reading → Coaching Questions Leadership Development organizational success

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The Success and Challenges of Women Entrepreneurs – Susie Garcia

Women on Business

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An Effective Way To Apologize

Joseph Lalonde

W hen’s the last time you screwed up and owed someone an apology? It’s probably fairly recently. We all mess up and hurt those we care about and lead. I know I’ve needed to apologize recently. Image via Creative Commons. That’s not to say I’m perfect at apologizing.

The Business of Kindness

Strategy Driven

With little ability to read during my bout with the flu over Christmas, I listened to NPR. What I heard was hopeful: programs discussing kindness. Kindness – not a word historically associated with corporations, those bastions of male verve – is now being equated with the bottom line. How times have changed. In the 90s when I gave keynotes titled ‘Sales as a Spiritual Practice’ I would get asked: “Yes, but how would we make money?”.

“The Sons of Former Slaves & The Sons of Former Slave Owners” – Tomlinson Hill, a Book to Read Fully!

First Friday Book Synopsis

Let’s start with some brief excerpts from the book. Read them carefully. (I’ve I’ve bolded a portion). I have borne witness to enough injustice, hatred, violence, and bigotry to know that the accident of one’s gender, race, nationality, and wealth determines one’s future more than one’s personal intelligence or motivation. I always knew when white men […]. Randy''s blog entries

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 a Young Leader Develops as a Leader

Ron Edmondson

This is a guest post by Tyler Crosson. Tyler is student pastor where I serve. He’s an excellent communicator and has a passionate heart for Jesus and for ministry. He knows God is preparing him to a more lead role in a church and it’s been fun to watch him in this journey.

Dick and Emily Axelrod: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Dick and Emily Axelrod come from a long line of entrepreneurs. So it was no surprise when in 1981 Dick left General Foods to form The Axelrod Group. At the time Emily was studying to get her second masters degree, in Social Work. At the same time as Dick was leaving General Foods, his friend […].

Two Gifts I Think You Need

David A Fields

I’m going to walk way out on a limb and assume you want to grow—financially, professionally, and personally. Okay, it wasn’t much of a limb. More like lounging in a lawn chair while looking at the tree. Regardless, the gifts discussed below apply to any endeavor.

Mini Saga #136 – Preconception

Rajesh Setty

Mini Saga #135 – Preconception. Mark was shocked and amused when his three-year old son screamed, “Dad, I suck.”. What?” he asked. “I I suck, Dad, I suck” the boy repeated. Where did you learn that?” Mark asked. Don’t know, Dad. I suck and can’t get out, “ the boy said. “Oh, Oh, you’re stuck.”

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.

Reinvent Your Sales Process While Still Hitting Your Numbers

Harvard Business Review

If you have a monopoly, then your reward is a quiet life, one devoid of having to deal with competition. But most firms face changing competition, threats to their installed base, and quarterly investor expectations — all of which place sometimes conflicting demands on sales efforts.

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Visualizing Sun Tzu’s The Art of War

Harvard Business Review

Jessica Hagy is a professional writer and illustrator well-known for her minimalist ink-on-index-card illustrations, which are found at her site Indexed. Hagy’s typical card is a venn diagram or x-y plot of a deceptively simple idea with a punchline.

How Great Coaches Ask, Listen, and Empathize

Harvard Business Review

Historically, leaders achieved their position by virtue of experience on the job and in-depth knowledge. They were expected to have answers and to readily provide them when employees were unsure about what to do or how to do it.

Improving Innovation in Africa

Harvard Business Review

Opportunity is on the rise in Africa.

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.