Fri.Aug 16, 2019

Mrs. McKinley & the Quest for Excellence

Lead Change Blog

My first lesson in the quest for excellence came in the 3rd grade. At the end of 2nd grade, we all found out who our teachers would be for the next year. I drew Mrs. McKinley. She was the tough one. I fretted about that all summer long. My mother said that she was sure Mrs. McKinley would be nice. But “everybody” at school knew that Mrs. McKinley was the tough one. The first day of school proved “everybody” was right. Each class had a designated spot in the school yard, where we were to gather.

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5 Powerful Benefits Of Becoming A More Confident Leader

Joseph Lalonde

EVERY person is a leader in some capacity or context: in your family, in situations at work or school, in your community… in virtually every sphere of life. That is because, in the famous words of leadership guru John C. Maxwell, leadership is about one life influencing another. We ALL do that.

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Creating a Moment of Enlightenment that Energizes and Liberates

Leadership Freak

Some people just don’t get it. You’re trying to help someone see the light, but nothing changes.

Why collaborative leaders will always win

Strategy Driven

Collaboration is the biggest buzzword in business right now. Along with company culture , it is the zeitgeist of the modern business landscape.

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.

Weekly Round-Up: Internal Comms Strategy Guide, 3 Tips for Effective Email, How Google Shows Care for Employees, 4 Storytelling Lessons from Hilton, Leaders: Be Liked & Effective

leaderCommunicator

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts.

Improving Your Business With Technology

Strategy Driven

Tech has a significant impact on everything we do. From how we wake up in the morning – via that digital alarm clock or your mobile phone. Smart homes where we can turn lights on, set our thermostat, and even make coffee. So it makes sense that technology is going to be good for business.

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Would You Prefer Your Company To Work Like A Symphony Orchestra Or An Improvisational Jazz Band?

CEO Insider

Perhaps unsurprisingly, orchestras are a more popular metaphor for business than improvizational jazz bands. They both involve teams of talented specialists with clearly defined roles and responsibilities. They both rely on coaching and feedback in order to improve.

5 Blog Content Strategy Tips for B2B Businesses

Women on Business

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Find the Others – Leadership Excellence Profile with Jamie Marsden

Let's Grow Leaders

Do you have a great idea burning inside you? Will it transform your company? In today’s episode, you’ll meet Jamie Marsden – an engineer who saw an opportunity and built a team to support leaders in a groundbreaking way. He’ll share […]. The post Find the Others – Leadership Excellence Profile with Jamie Marsden appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Do you have a great idea burning inside you? Will it transform your company?

Why Handwritten Thank You Notes Make an Impression

Women on Business

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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.

8 Tips For Newbie Freelance Writers

Strategy Driven

Some get into freelance writing because they want the flexibility, others because they love to write, most are probably somewhere in between! Whatever the reason behind braving the freelance writing world, as a newbie you might be in search of a little advice to help you along your way. Get blogging.

The Gap Between Large and Small Companies Is Growing. Why?

Harvard Business Review

For one thing, big firms are spending more and more on R&D. Finance & Accounting Competition Growth strategy Disruptive innovation Digital Article

Better Ways to Predict Who’s Going to Quit

Harvard Business Review

The right data can help manage turnover risk. Employee retention Analytics Data Digital Article

Do You Understand the Variance In Your Data?

Harvard Business Review

Analytics has to be about more than averages. Data Analytics Digital Article

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.

Research: How Political Connections Help (and Hurt) Chinese Startups

Harvard Business Review

Connections boost credibility but scare away some customers. Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial management Emerging markets Digital Article