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How To Train Your Team To Look Forward

Joseph Lalonde

A major roadblock in many organizations is motivating your team to look forward. It’s not because the team isn’t smart. They’re probably a world-class team. However, there are issues in motivating them and training your team to look forward.

Leadership Lessons from the Story of Clever Hans

Lead Change Blog

I’ve had several dogs in my life, but Toto is easily the smartest. That doesn’t mean that she’s smart like my grandson. She’s just smart for a dog. Everybody knows that animals aren’t as smart as people. Well, not really everyone. In the 19th century, Wilhelm von Osten believed animals were as smart as people. He thought all they needed was training. Von Osten spent a lot of time and energy trying to teach various animals, including a cat and a bear, how to do arithmetic. He failed.

Why the World Stinks

Leadership Freak

“If I know everything about your external world, I can only predict 10% of your long-term happiness.” Shawn Achor Why the world stinks: Spending time with grandchildren is life’s great compensation. A couple… Continue reading → Humility Leading Leadership Development leadership success organizational success

Weekly Round-Up: Fostering Collaboration, 4 Factors of Exceptional Leaders, Speaking Under Pressure, 6 Steps to Improve Employee Engagement and 8 Benefits of Measuring it


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

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Why Employee Engagement Drops 5-7% for Each Succeeding Management Level In An Organization

Six Disciplines

Lessons I Learned from Peter Drucker

Marshall Goldsmith

Marshall Goldsmith. At one meeting of the Board of the Peter Drucker Foundation, I asked Peter, “You have written so much about mission—what is your mission?”. Peter replied, “To help other people achieve their goals—assuming that they are not immoral or unethical!”.

048 Say Anything • PODCAST

Tony Mayo

Tony Mayo Executive Coach. Today’s podcast, “Say Anything to Anyone in a Way that Works for Everyone” is the audio from a webinar presented by Tony Mayo, The Business Owner’s Executive Coach. Listen to this recording and then join us for Tuesdays with Tony at Twelve, a weekly, free webinar where you can explore powerful executive coaching tools and ask […]. The post 048 Say Anything • PODCAST appeared first on Tony Mayo.

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Listen To Others, Especially Before You Speak

Eric Jacobson

Here is a great message from the book, Stronger: Develop the Resilience You Need to Succeed : Listen to Others, Especially Before You Speak When we think of people who possess extraordinary interpersonal skill, we find they are good listeners. In even the briefest of encounters, they can make you feel important. According to author Denise Restauri, charismatic people are good listeners who make the conversation about the other person. they show genuine interest.

Hostile Work Environment Guide: What you can do as an employer

HR Digest

A hostile work environment is an issue even shows like Mad Men – a drama set in the sixties that follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive folks of Madison Avenue advertising – have plunged into. Founders, managers, human resources experts and legal professionals have all struggled to stipulate what is a hostile work environment and how to handle it. Perhaps, the clue lies in the world ‘hostile.’

Friday Fun – LEAN working, Agile, and proactive leadership #408 #ff

Rapid BI

LEAN working, Agile, and proactive leadership. A little something before the weekend: Friday Fun – LEAN working, Agile, and proactive leadership #408 #ff This cartoon has been produced by Jon Carter with thanks. The post Friday Fun – LEAN working, Agile, and proactive leadership #408 #ff appeared first on RapidBI. cartoon #funfriday agile working cartertoon

A 6-Part Tool for Ranking and Assessing Risks

Harvard Business Review

David Crockett/Getty Images. One of the most overused expressions thrown around by wannabe “Wall Street Rambos” is business is war. But sometimes war tactics really can help in business. Among these tactics is CARVER, a system for assessing and ranking threats and opportunities.


People Who Graduate During Recessions Earn Less Money — but They’re Happier

Harvard Business Review

adamkaz/Getty Images. When the graduating classes of 2009, 2010, and 2011 hit the job market, their employment prospects were depressingly bleak. Unemployment rates were at historic highs and job openings were scarce. Nine months after graduation, only 56% of the class of 2010 had found a job.

Innovation Should Be a Top Priority for Boards. So Why Isn’t It?

Harvard Business Review

Jason Jaroslav Cook Creative/Getty Images. Corporate directors and executives alike recognize that today’s pace of change continues to accelerate and that firms need to innovate to stay ahead. But are boards doing enough to support innovation, as they should?