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Leaders Build Faith

Leading Blog

T HE JOB of a leader is to build faith. The New Testament says that faith is confidence in what we hope for and conviction about what we do not see. It is the confident assurance that something we want is going to happen. In short, faith is the belief in the realization of vision.

The Leadership Eye Test: A Simple Checkup for Your Team’s Health

RapidStart Leadership

A leadership "eye" test may be just the thing we need to make sure the long-term health of our team is not in danger; here's a simple way to get a checkup. The post The Leadership Eye Test: A Simple Checkup for Your Team’s Health appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Leadership Lessons from Great Teachers

Lead Change Blog

Master Teacher Wardie Sanders recently retired after teaching history for years at Hartsville High School. There are a lot of great teachers in schools all around the country who are only known to other teachers and in their own community. The news media are more likely to devote time to a violent crime or devastating fire than to the everyday work of great teachers. Wardie was an exception. In November 2015, the New York Times featured an article headlined The Art of the Thanksgiving Table.

4 Things Leaders Can Do to Combat Burnout

Tanveer Naseer

Burnout is a big problem. But it’s only in recent times that we’re coming to realise just HOW big. A recent Gallup study found that 23 percent of nearly 7,500 full-time employees reported feeling burned out at work very often or always, while an additional 44 percent reported feeling burned.

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The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.

The Biggest Lever to Improved Organizational Communication – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

“We need better communication.” ” “We need more communication.” ” “We’re having communication issues.”

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5 Leadership Styles – Which Best Suits You?

Leadership Freak

All ethical styles of leadership have a place in organizational life, including benevolent dictatorships. High school football coaches and symphony conductors often require obedience with little discussion. Diversity: I ask audiences to… Continue reading → Leading

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What You Need to Know About SEO, SEM, and PPC

Strategy Driven

Did you know that a staggering three quarters of internet users don’t click past the first page of search results on Google? This is the reason why search engine optimization, or SEO, has been and still is a dominating force in the world of digital marketing.

Seven Extra Skills You Need to Become a Versatile Change Agent

Change Starts Here

In a recent conversation with someone who was hiring for an internal change consulting position, they said they needed someone who could go beyond traditional change management activities. They were looking for someone versatile, who could go into any situation and be able to move it forward.

6 Strategies for Staying Ahead of The Competition

Strategy Driven

It can be hard to stay ahead of the competition when you operate in a competitive industry, as there will always be brands looking to lure your customers away. Staying ahead of the competition will require constant work. When you stand still, you will lose out to other brands.

10 Soft Skills Every Leader Needs To be Successful

Lead from Within

One of the most exciting and challenging things about leadership is that it requires mastery of a diverse set of skills. You need technical skills, specialized skills for your business or industry, managerial skills—the list goes on.

How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

How to Finance a New Vehicle

Strategy Driven

After your home, your vehicle is one of the biggest purchases you’ll make, whether it’s a car, truck or motorhome. Unless you already have savings, you might be looking to finance a vehicle, and there are many options for doing so, but it can be confusing when working out what’s best for you.

Team Building And Volunteering

Eric Jacobson

If you manage a small business or a department within a large organization, a great way to improve the cohesiveness of your employee team is to engage them in an activity away from the workplace. Engaging in a community service activity is a great example. Your team can work at a food bank.

How to Manage Risk with Captive Insurance Companies

Strategy Driven

Insurance is a complicated, yet important, aspect of any company. It’s what lets companies behave confidently, assured that if they face damages as a result of taking poor risks, they’ll be able to cope. Yet, not all businesses can be covered by traditional insurance companies.

10 Ways To Be An Effective Leader

Eric Jacobson

Here are 10 behaviors, techniques and tips you can use to be an effective leader: Respond to questions quickly and fully. Take an interest in your employees and their personal milestone events. Give feedback in a timely manner and make it individualized and specific.

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.

Consulting Firms: The “Prepare Your Client to Succeed” Checklist

David A Fields

Your consulting firm consists of smart, capable consultants, and you have excellent models and processes. So, why don’t your consulting firm’s projects always run as smoothly as a dogsled on packed snow?

Aim Higher: Servant Leaders Think Long Term

Skip Prichard

Leaders Think Long Term. The concept of delayed gratification is applicable to leadership. Great leaders think about tomorrow, not only today.” Skip Prichard. When I was young, my grandfather talked to me about money—specifically, about what I could do with my paycheck.

Leadership and Management Book Podcast #1 —Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead

Management Excellence

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Leadership and Management Book Podcast #1 —Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead

Art Petty

Leadership authors and bloggers, Art Petty and Wally Bock, combine efforts to share their views on the latest leadership and management books. In this episode, Art and Wally review Call Sign Chaos by Jim Mattis and Bing West.

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.

CEO Spotlight: Lorenzo Pellegrino of Skrill Discusses Its Crypto Market Entry

CEO Insider

Lorenzo Pellegrino is the CEO of digital wallets Skrill, NETELLER and affiliate marketing services company Income Access which are all part of the Paysafe Group, which has annual revenues of more than $1.9 billion.

What’s Wrong with Microsoft’s Four-Day Workweek Experiment

HR Digest

Microsoft created headlines when they recently announced that they were able to boost productivity by 40% in their Japan offices this August by adopting a four-day workweek. This sounds great on the surface, but the eye-catching stories don’t tell the full story.

7 Words That Protect Our Marriage

Ron Edmondson

Cheryl and I are in a good season of life and marriage. In many ways it is a stressful season with work, family demands, and transition, but it is a good season in so many other ways. We’ve been empty-nesters for a number of years now and we’ve adjusted to it well.

Dream Jobs for People Who LOVE to Travel

HR Digest

Jobs for people who love to travel do exist. From vlogging and photography to working with Peace Corps, these wanderlust jobs will get you to see places in the world most people can only dream of seeing….

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.

The Delicate Balance of Making an Ecosystem Strategy Work

Harvard Business Review

Are you focused on what customers need? Business models Strategy execution Digital Article

Lessons from IBM in Nazi Germany

Harvard Business Review

Harvard Business School professor Geoff Jones discusses his case, “Thomas J. Watson, IBM and Nazi Germany,” which explores the options and responsibilities of multinationals with investments in politically reprehensible regimes. Global strategy Government Social responsibility Audio

The Unexpected Benefits of Pursuing a Passion Outside of Work

Harvard Business Review

Studies show that it can be better for your engagement — and health. Work-life balance Health Creativity Digital Article

Why Business Leaders Need to Understand Their Algorithms

Harvard Business Review

You should expect to be challenged by shareholders, customers, and regulators. Transparency Risk management Technology 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.

To Truly Delight Customers, You Need Aesthetic Intelligence

Harvard Business Review

Pauline Brown, former chairman of North America for the luxury goods company LVMH, argues that in additional to traditional and emotional intelligence, great leaders also need to develop what she calls aesthetic intelligence. This means knowing what good taste is and thinking about how your services and products stimulate all five senses to create delight. […]. Strategy Creativity Design Audio

6 Reasons Why Higher Education Needs to Be Disrupted

Harvard Business Review

Success shouldn’t depend on an expensive degree. Education Disruptive innovation Educational Institutions Digital Article