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. Anything can have value to the degree that it has 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. Many times, golfers have to take a chip shot to move the ball along for a short distance, with incisive accuracy. If you are new to the Chip Shots green, welcome. In our Chip Shots feature, our Leading Voices are invited to provide brief insights into a leadership-related topic.

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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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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!’

Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

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

The Success and Challenges of Women Entrepreneurs – Susie Garcia

Women on Business

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Don't Expect Your Employees to be Mind Readers!

Great Leadership By Dan

All employees want to know “what’s expected of me”, and any manager should be able to answer this question. Explaining performance expectations is important to employees, it improves productivity, and it doesn’t cost a dime. So then why are so many employees still being kept in the dark when it comes to figuring out what’s important to their managers? Why won’t managers do it?

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“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

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. Part of our development time together led to me asking Tyler to write this post. I am a young leader.

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 […].

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

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?”.

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. From building your firm to concocting tastier dinners. Let’s throw a couple of ideas in the blender and see what happens. The first idea: To improve (a.k.a. grow) you need to know what to do and you have to be able to do it. […].

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.” smiled Mark. Sometimes, our preconceptions take over. They can lead to humorous situations like the above or they can lead to misjudgments that can have a negative impact on our life, career or business.

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. The exec’s declaration that he’s “never missed one of his kids games” leaves you stunned. You look at your hectic life, the challenges, the tradeoffs, the disappointments, the times you let your family down staying late again.

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COVID & the Future of Work: Insights from Paycor’s C-Suite

In Paycor’s newest report, our Chief Executive and Group Leaders consider how your clients will recruit, manage their workforce, optimize benefits, and foster employee experience in the new normal of 2020 and beyond. For actionable insights and tips download and share our guide with your clients!

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. The leader was the person who knew the most , and that was the basis of their authority. Leaders today still have to understand their business thoroughly, but it’s unrealistic and ill-advised to expect them to have all the answers.

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. Like this : One day, when Hagy was cleaning out her bookshelves, she noticed that she owned three copies of The Art of War , Sun Tzu’s legendary primer on winning military strategy.

Improving Innovation in Africa

Harvard Business Review

Opportunity is on the rise in Africa. New research , funded by the Tony Elumelu Foundation and conducted by my team at the African Institution of Technology , shows that within Africa, innovation is accelerating and the continent is finding better ways of solving local problems, even as it attracts top technology global brands. Young Africans are unleashing entrepreneurial energies as governments continue to enact reforms that improve business environments.

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. Sales forces are expected to both: Maintain the current business: Be predictable and consistent.


Why HR Technology Matters Now More Than Ever

When a crisis hits, HR technology gives business leaders the data, tools, and support to make important business decisions quickly. In this report, Josh Bersin breaks down the 4 key benefits of HR tech and demonstrates through case studies how business leaders can leverage it to solve problems and grow. Download this report to learn more!