Thu.Apr 11, 2019

Don’t Follow the Crowd

Lead Change Blog

“Let me take a look at your Twitter profile,” offered my table companion. We were attending a Chamber-sponsored event on how to make the most of social media. That’s my area of expertise, and I’m happy to offer up a suggestion or two. Maybe you’ll decide to become a client.”. A few days later, I received an email from him that read in part: The biggest problem with your Twitter account is that you follow too many people.

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A Leader’s Guide to Preventing and Dealing with Workplace Conflict

Great Leadership By Dan

Most people can handle just about any amount and type of work that comes their way. It’s not the work that puts them over the edge – its conflict with coworkers! Conflict in the workplace – or anywhere - is inevitable. Conflict is part of being human. Some people are more comfortable with it than others, and some people tend to be “conflict carriers”. Ultimately, it’s part of a leader’s job to deal with workplace conflict head-on.

How to Look Smart When Seeking Advice

Leadership Freak

Don’t worry. You won’t look stupid if you seek advice. There’s wisdom in not-knowing. Ancient wisdom: Research agrees with ancient wisdom. Advice-seeking is smart. And it makes you look smart when done skillfully.…

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How to Manage the Most Difficult Stakeholders

Let's Grow Leaders

Difficult stakeholders are a chance to grow your influence You look at the phone and your heart sinks. It’s the night before you’re supposed to wrap up your assignment and brief the leadership team on what you’ve done. It’s Bruce, a charismatic […].

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.

Improving Your Website Content Will Boost Your Business: Here’s How You Do It

Women on Business

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5 Things to Know About Running an Offline Marketing Campaign

Strategy Driven

More and more businesses are integrating their online marketing efforts with offline marketing campaigns. The two marketing approaches are not meant to be used separately, but rather as an integrated, holistic way of reaching a target audience.

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6 Reasons To Start Your Own Business

Strategy Driven

If you’ve ever considered starting your own business but weren’t sure whether it was a good idea or not, you might want to think again.

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How To Project A Professional Image

Eric Jacobson

From Jay Miletsky's book, 101 Ways to Successfully Market Yourself , here 10 tips for projecting an effective professional image : Discipline yourself to be positive and enthusiastic. In tense situations choose positive responses by maintaining perspective and getting along well with others.

Six Factors to Consider When Hiring Employees for the First Time

Strategy Driven

Taking on employees is a huge responsibility, particularly in smaller companies, where the employees that you hire can have a huge impact on business success. The effect that your hires have can be either positive or negative, so it’s important to choose wisely.

How To Listen And Learn As A Leader

Eric Jacobson

In John Baldoni's book , The Leader's Guide to Speaking with Presence , he provides these tips for listening as a leader and learning as a leader: When Listening As A Leader : Look at people when they are speaking to you. Make eye contact. Ask open-ended questions, such as "Tell me about." or "Could you explain this?" Consider the "what if" question: "What if we looked at the situation like this?" Leverage the "why" question: "Why do we do it this way?"

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.

Two Critical Conversations that Can’t Go Unspoken in Our Organizations

Management Excellence

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Fun Summer Office Party Ideas Your Coworkers Won’t Hate

HR Digest

Everyone would be pleased with fun-filled summer office party ideas to wind down all the pressure from first-half of the year. Of course, this is the perfect time to explore all the fun party ideas for work to enable you to put up good planning. Yes, it’s time to get planning, and we’ve got an enthralling list of ideas for corporate summer parties.

Two Critical Conversations that Can’t Go Unspoken in Our Organizations

Art Petty

Not talking about the right issues at the right time closes off access to an unknown series of potentially game-changing outcomes. It's like closing the door on your future as a firm and your career as a manager. The post Two Critical Conversations that Can’t Go Unspoken in Our Organizations appeared first on Management Excellence by Art Petty.

Goodbye, Micromanagement! Hello ‘Ownership Culture!’

HR Digest

Today, the old ways of running a workplace are quickly becoming outdated. Organizational governance, annual performance reviews, forced ranking – fail to deliver desired outcomes. Leaders must gain fact-based insights into employees’ evolving needs and learn how to build a workplace of the future. An inevitable trend underway in most companies is a cost-conscious culture, also known as “Ownership Culture.”.

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.

HBR Presents: After Hours

Harvard Business Review

Harvard Business School professors and hosts Youngme Moon, Mihir Desai, and Felix Oberholzer-Gee discuss news at the crossroads of business and culture. In this episode, they analyze the current food delivery wars and garner some lessons in crisis management from Boeing. “After Hours” is part of HBR Presents, a new network of business podcasts curated by HBR editors. For our full lineup of shows, search “HBR” on your favorite podcast app or visit

Start-Ups and the Women Who Fund Them

Harvard Business Review

Shan-Lyn Ma, CEO of the wedding e-commerce company Zola, and Anu Duggal, cofounder of Female Founders Fund, talk fundraising, venture capital, and how women are driving diversity in the world of start-ups. The views expressed on this podcast are those of its hosts, guests, and callers, and not those of Harvard Business Review. Venture capital Gender Entrepreneurial finance Audio

The Biggest Hurdles Recent Graduates Face Entering the Workforce

Harvard Business Review

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Make Your Meetings a Safe Space for Honest Conversation

Harvard Business Review

More freedom leads to more candor. Meetings Communication 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.