August, 2017

Leadership Lessons from a 19th Century Genius

Leading Blog

W ILLIAM JAMES, one of the great thinkers of the late 19th century and the father of modern American psychology, has much to offer the modern executive.

Benefits of SBA Certifications for Women-Owned Businesses

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Eight Ways Mentoring Brings Out the Leader in Your Employees

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Patty Alper “Employees want to be part of something that is bigger than a company. The business culture is internally based, but the philanthropy is external. That volunteer ethos provides something more than a quarterly return on earnings.

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Three Simple Secrets to Running a Remarkable Meeting

Let's Grow Leaders

“This is so stupid–they asked for my opinion and then ignored it. I don’t know why I even bother! From now on, I’m going to just shut my mouth and do my work.” ” “Arghhh. We keep rehashing the same conversations.

Ten Great Coaching Questions

Kevin Eikenberry

Coaching is an important part of our role as a leader, and to do it well requires that we engage the person we are coaching in the conversation. After all, it is their behavior and outcomes we are talking about. One of the best things we can do as a coach then, is ask more […].

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Effective Leadership Is Just Seven Questions Away

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Michael Bungay Stanier: Recently, I stepped into an elevator on the way to a meeting and noticed that the button you press to close the door quickly was much more worn than the one you press to keep the door open. You’ve probably done the same as me: jabbing the button to get the door closed so I can get ON with things. And it made me laugh, really, because it’s a delightful microcosm of how we’re always trying to rush things, big and small, in business and in life.

Frontline Festival: Leaders Share About Team Building (with video)

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival is about team building. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! Next month’s Frontline Festival is all lessons learned, overcoming setbacks and resiliency.

The Self-Aware Leader

Kevin Eikenberry

There are many characteristics associated with effective leaders; you can find those lists easily, or you can just make a list yourself.

How to Involve Your Team in Creating Vision and Strategy

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

One of the biggest mistakes leaders make is thinking they are supposed to have all the answers, especially when it comes to vision. There is a natural desire to look like you are smart and know what you’re doing.

4 Things Solitude Will Do for You

Leading Blog

W E LIVE in an age of noise. Getting some time for yourself is a challenge. But if we are going to lead effectively, we need white space. We need solitude. I know none of us have any extra time, but there is overwhelming evidence that taking a time-out to simply think is foundational to your success.

Using Technology to Enhance Engagement and Increase Productivity

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3 Tips on How to Become a Magnetic Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Roberta Matuson : Lots of people think they are magnetic leaders when they are anything but. I define magnetic leaders as those who appear to effortlessly attract talent that will stick around. I open my book, The Magnetic Leader: How Irresistible Leaders Attract Employees, Customers and Profits , with the results of a recent TinyPulse New Year Employee Report, where one thousand working Americans shared their workplace wishes for the New Year.

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How to Get Noticed as a Leader– Before You’ve Led a Team

Let's Grow Leaders

Last week “John” shared his “No Diaper Genie!” ” frustration in the middle of our high-potential leadership development program. Yeah, I get that I’m here… and the company is investing in me and all that.

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6 Ways To Become A More Positive Leader

Joseph Lalonde

No one like a Debbie Downer leader. By being negative, you’re bringing down everyone else. You don’t want this. It’s not only bad for morale, it’s bad for you. You lose your authority. You lose respect.

The Space Between Coaching and Delegating

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Your ability to develop a high performance team lies in your ability to recognize the space between coaching and delegating. When managers are coaches, everyone benefits – you, your team and your company. You get a lot of positive feedback for giving great advice and helping solve problems.

5 Ways You Can Improve Your Relationships

Leading Blog

K NOWING how to work with and relate to people is an imperative. Relationship building is critical for anyone wishing to rise to any position of leadership. The guidelines for achievement are many. Here are five ideas you might be able to start using today: Avoid becoming an antagonist.

What Is Talent Acquisition?

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Leaders Can’t Execute Strategy

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Robin Speculand: Leaders across the world have been taught how to plan but not how to execute. Every university offering a business degree has on their faculty a professor teaching strategy but almost none have a professor teaching its execution.

7 Popular Myths about Leadership

Ron Edmondson

This post – posted several years ago – prompted a book. A publishing friend, who had been encouraging me to write a book for years, read this post and thought there was enough here to expand into a book. That book – The Mythical Leader – released last week.

5 Tricks To Create A Consistent Writing Habit

Joseph Lalonde

It’s my belief that every leader should be writing. Whether it’s writing a blog like this one or writing a book, a leader who writes down his thoughts is able to touch more lives. But a complaint that I often hear is that there’s no time to write.

What Great Leadership Looks Like

Next Level Blog

In 2017, it can be difficult to find examples of great leadership. Today, though, I want to offer two of them. The first is of neighbors, volunteers, first responders, law enforcement, the National Guard and the U.S. Coast Guard pulling together to rescue each other in the greater Houston area.

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What Kind of Innovator Are You?

Leading Blog

I N EVERYTHING WE DO, we bring with it our personal view of the world. That is both our biggest asset and contribution and our biggest obstacle. We can easily get caught up in trying to make things be the way we think they should be from our perspective. It’s what leads to most of our issues.

Developing a Leadership Philosophy

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Overcoming the “Feedback Trifecta” to Communicate Better as a Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Angela Sebaly: A recent Harvard Business Review article examined Shell Corporation’s adoption of an 18-month program designed to help the company’s offshore workers give and receive feedback before their upcoming deployment.

One Hard Truth of Leadership

Ron Edmondson

There is one truth about leadership every leader must understand, but is difficult to receive by some leaders. The probability is good you won’t like this truth either. Not everyone will agree with you – or even like you – if you are a leader. That’s hard, isn’t it?

4 Qualities Every Leader Must Possess To Be Successful

Joseph Lalonde

Ask a random person walking down the street what quality must a leader possess to be successful and you’ll probably get a different answer from each person. Everyone views leadership in a different light. And how someone views leadership will mold the way they see the answer to the question.

Trust: The Cornerstone of Relationships and Leadership

CoachStation

Trust is the key to meaningful leadership, relationships and influence. Most of us know this, but how do we develop trust in the workplace and at home? It is fascinating to see people grow and develop.

How to Harness the Power of Your Intuition

Leading Blog

T HE SECRET to the visionaries we celebrate is that they made connections that others overlooked. They saw their hunches as opportunities. They are smart people to be sure, but their A-ha moments come from “their prolonged practice of being curious, empathetic and imaginative.”

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A Guide to the Employee Onboarding Process

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Building a Culture of Appreciation

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Paul White : Great leaders understand the value of showing appreciation to those whom they are leading.

One Very Sobering Leadership Principle

Ron Edmondson

There is a sobering leadership principle every leader needs to know. Often we learn it the hard way, so I think it might be helpful if I prepare you for it – in case you don’t know. The fact is: Who you are in your private life impacts who you are in your professional life.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article The Hitman’s Bodyguard contains Samuel L. Jackson (who played Nick Fury in the Avengers ) and Ryan Reynolds (the man behind Deadpool). These two bring a fun air to the irreverent yet enjoyable new movie The Hitman’s Bodyguard.

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Making mistakes okay

Aspire-CS

If there is one thing that employees fear at work, it’s feeling shamed for mistakes they make. There is very little that is worse than feeling the sting of rejection from being called out on slip-ups.

Employees Do Care – and How that Helps your Bottom Line

Leading Blog

O FTENTIMES managers and executives push for organizational change and growth, yet their businesses continue to suffer from profit loss, lack of productivity, a decline in employee morale, and frustration. Is it due to employee ineptitude or apathy? Managers sending the wrong message?