Fri.Mar 16, 2018

The Most Important Thing You Manage isn’t Projects or People

Leadership Freak

Someone or something is controlling your attention. Often it’s not you. Maybe it’s an email alert or a buzzing cell phone. Distracted leaders live inconsequential lives. The most important thing you manage is your… Continue reading → Personal Growth Taking others higher Time management Values mission & vision Innovation Leadership Development Priorities Time Management

How To Create Healthy Habits As A Leader

Joseph Lalonde

Becoming A Healthy Leader Becoming a healthy leader takes work. You have to create healthy habits that will stick with you for extended periods of time. These habits will help keep you on track for success.

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The Top 10 Super Powers of Listening

Leadership Freak

There are a million excuses for poor listening. Reject all of them if you expect to lead. The top 10 super powers of listening: Expanding horizons. Showing respect. Connecting and caring. Helping… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Listening

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Random Thought

Execupundit

~ Some large projects fall like Goliath while some small ones are very hard to finish off.

Structure Your Thinking To Deliver Results.

Rich Gee Group

Too often, people tend to solve problems by taking two divergent directions: They think of an idea — and zip off in that direction with no real assessment or planning. Measure once, cut twice. They over-analyze their problem to death without taking action. Analysis-Paralysis.

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How To Identify Emerging Talent

Eric Jacobson

From the book, Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change , comes this useful checklist from author H. James Dallas for how to identify and develop emerging talent in your company/organization. Dallas recommends that each question should be graded on a scale of 1 to 3, with 3 being the best. Use the questions and the scoring for you and your employee to work together toward the highest ratings across the board. Has the person demonstrated a "getting lost with confidence" mind-set?

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A Lawsuit Prevented is a Lawsuit Won

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6 Advantages of a Remote Team

Lead Change Blog

While there have been several shifts in the employment landscape throughout the last decade, none were perhaps as attention-grabbing as the increasing fleet of remote workers. Just a few years ago, the idea of being able to work right in the comforts of your humble abode would have seemed out of reach. Nowadays, however, it’s fairly common to find job postings that list “remote work” as a perk to encourage more applications.

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Lessons from Walt Disney

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Here is a classic story from the Disney Institute blog : one to keep and periodically read

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Weekly Round-Up: Do Your Employees Hate You?, 60+ Successful Leader’s Healthy Habits, Planning Lessons from the ICU, Why Fun at Work Matters, & 3 Leadership Quotes

leaderCommunicator

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts. How To Know If Your Employees Hate Your Guts By Sylvia Lafair ( @ sylvialafair via @Inc ), Inc. You know you do great work. And now you've been promoted to be a leader. So far, so good. However, I bet you really know that just because you got promoted, it doesn't make you a real leader…” See more. Weekly Round-Up

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Impressions

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[Photo by Philipe Cavalcante at Unsplash] We don't know where our first impressions come from or precisely what they mean, so we don't always appreciate their fragility. Malcolm Gladwell

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Why You Need an Untouchable Day Every Week

Harvard Business Review

Hayon Thapaliya/DUCEPT Pascal/ hemis.fr/Getty Getty Images. I hate meetings. They sit subconsciously in my brain, taking up space. I prepare for them in my notebooks. I travel to them, and then back again, in the middle of my work days. And what do most meetings usually result in? You guessed it — more meetings. When I worked as Director of Leadership Development at Walmart, my days were full of meetings. Everybody’s were!

The Need for Definitions

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[Photo by Curtis MacNewton at Unsplash] Do not assume that your team or other departments will define the following items in the same way: "Applicant." Best qualified." Mission." Eligible list." Probationary." Complaint." Investigation." Structured interview." Hostile work environment."

6 Ways to Counteract Your Smartphone Addiction

Harvard Business Review

John Holcroft/Getty Images. We are living in an era of technology obsession and smartphone addiction. I hear it all the time: “I can’t go anywhere without my phone” or “I feel anxious when I’m not able to check email” or “If I’m not on my social feeds, I feel like I’m missing out.” ” Not surprisingly, research shows that too much technology use diminishes our mental and physical health, our relationships and more.

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Creativity's Downside

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The Onion has an Elon Musk update

Socially Responsible Business Can Only Succeed If It Becomes a Movement

Harvard Business Review

Tim Ellis/Getty Images. What does it take to cause something big about a community to change — something that no one individually has much power over, even something as big as a prevailing mindset? We know what it takes: a social movement. And social movements aren’t only the domain of community organizers and college students. Business people can set them in motion, too, as we are seeing right now.

Quick Look

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The trailer for " Army of Shadows

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How to Prepare for a Crisis You Couldn’t Possibly Predict

Harvard Business Review

Phil Ashley/Getty Images. On the morning of May 18, 2012, at precisely 11:05, Nasdaq planned to execute the first trade in in Facebook’s hotly anticipated initial public offering. The opening trade was an auction of sorts—buyers and sellers entered orders, and Nasdaq calculated a price that would cause as many shares as possible to change hands. As the start of trading approached, hundreds of thousands of orders poured in. But when 11:05 arrived, nothing happened.

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From the Essential Tools of Excellence Series

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Nicholas Bate discusses a useful place to catch ideas: the back of an envelope. It's one of my favorites. Distinctive. Unlikely to lose. An appropriate size. And we all know what happens if you tell yourself you'll remember that great idea later

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Finding New Ideas When You Don’t Have a Broad Network

Harvard Business Review

juan díaz-faes for hbr. People who study creativity and innovation talk a lot about the value of “recombination” — bringing existing ideas, practices, processes, or technologies together in new ways or applying them in fresh contexts or markets.

Quote of the Day

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To suppose that any form of government will secure liberty or happiness without any virtue in the people is a chimerical idea. James Madison

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5 Ways to Counteract Your Smartphone Addiction

Harvard Business Review

John Holcroft/Getty Images. We are living in an era of technology obsession and smartphone addiction. I hear it all the time: “I can’t go anywhere without my phone” or “I feel anxious when I’m not able to check email” or “If I’m not on my social feeds, I feel like I’m missing out.” ” Not surprisingly, research shows that too much technology use diminishes our mental and physical health, our relationships and more.

To Kill a Play? Yes!

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Althouse on the lawsuit about the "To Kill a Mockingbird" play. As a long-time fan of the book and the film, I hope that Harper Lee's estate is able to stop the play. If the producers and writers want a different story, they should write one on their own

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Quick Look

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The trailer for " Office Space

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