June, 2018

5 Proven Steps to Start a Successful Franchise Business

Women on Business

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Hit Songs and Great Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Brant Menswar and Jim Trick: While on the surface, you would think the goal of any songwriter is to write a song that dominates the airwaves, flies up the charts, sells millions of records and wins a coveted Grammy Award.

Building a Culture of Excellence: Tom Peters

QAspire

I created a series of sketch notes for Tiffani Bova’s “ What’s Next ” podcast where she meets brilliant people to discuss customer experience, growth and innovation. Tiffani Bova is a Global Customer Growth and Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce.

Reinforcements: How to Get People to Help You

Leading Blog

“I actually felt as if I was going to perish, ” said psychologist Stanley Milgram upon asking a subway rider for their seat. Asking for help makes most of us uncomfortable and we often go to great lengths to avoid doing it. We fear rejection. We fear that people we think less of us.

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7 Reasons The Introvert Isn’t Talking in Team Meetings

Ron Edmondson

Ever wonder why the introvert on your team isn’t talking? Occasionally I will hear another leader complain about someone on their team who the leader feels doesn’t contribute as much as others. She’s too quiet.” “I I wish he would speak up more.” “He

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Employee Too Valuable to Fire? 6 Leadership Strategies

Let's Grow Leaders

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13 Financial Mistakes You Could be Making While Freelancing or Managing Your Small Business

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Leading Is About People’s Lives

Joseph Lalonde

A sad trend I’ve seen in leadership is the focus on self. Leadership has, for a time, become more about the leader than the people. And leadership isn’t about the leader. Leadership is about the people. Photo by Ezra Jeffrey. This is a leadership truth you have to remember as you lead.

Active Listening: the Key to Leadership Success

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Richard Lindenmuth: Leaders are often thought of as the individual undertaking the most personal risk.

7 Attributes of a Mature Leader

Ron Edmondson

The best leaders I know don’t have all the answers. They haven’t got everything figured out yet. Most wouldn’t even consider themselves “experts” in the field of leadership. (I I certainly don’t consider myself to be one.)

How Leaders Can Support Remote Trust Building

Kevin Eikenberry

Trust is a critical factor to the success of teams. The more trust exists, the easier and faster the right work gets done. Building this trust on a remote team can be especially tricky, which is why remote leaders must know how to support remote trust building, with and among their team members.

Shift from Managing Your Business to Growing It

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10 Questions That Expose Toxic People

Leadership Freak

The deadliest person on your team is a high performing toxic person. Toxic people: Brag about using power and manipulation to get what they want out of others. Blame you when they offend… Continue reading → Accountability Culture Personal Growth Success Leadership Development

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Remote Leaders: How to Use the Right Tool at the Right Time

Let's Grow Leaders

Why Richness and Scope Matter to Long-Distance Leaders With the ever-increasing role of remote workers, we’re pleased to bring you a guest post from Wayne Turmel, co-author of The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership.

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A Leadership Lesson from D-Day: Foresight

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by John Antal : F oresight is one of the most critical skills of a leader. Foresight is the capacity to accurately focus on the key factors of a rapidly changing and chaotic situation without losing sight of the big picture.

7 Qualities of an Easy to Follow Leader

Ron Edmondson

Are you easy to follow as a leader? I might ask – are you followable? Followable may not be a Scrabble approved word – or even a word, but the application and the intent of the word is huge. A followable leader has people who want to follow. See how elementary I can be?

What if questions were valued as much as knowledge?

Aspire-CS

Photo credit: 123RF. The people with the most smarts win! There are rewards to be reaped for the most knowledgeable people in our society and our organizations. Imagine what might happen if we also rewarded those who are smart AND ask great questions.

What You Need to Know Before Starting Your Business

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How to Make Meaningful Change

Leadership Freak

It takes no courage to stand aloof and complain. Do you wish to lead? Change something. #1. Accept the messy. Acceptance isn’t approval. “The first step toward change is awareness. The second step… Continue reading → Change Leadership Development Leadership

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Never Stop Learning

Leading Blog

W HAT DID YOU LEARN TODAY? We often think of learning as something we are doing all of the time. But we aren’t. Mostly we are repeating or reinforcing what we already know. And that gets in the way of learning.

The 9 (or 99?) Ps of Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Meetings that Get Results and People Want to Attend: June Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival on meetings that get results and that people want to attend. We asked thought leaders from around the world to share their very best post on this topic. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of […].

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178: How to Succeed at Work/Life Balance (Without Going Crazy)

Engaging Leader

Imagine life is a game where you are juggling five balls. Work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. The other four balls — family, health, friends, integrity — are made of glass. James Patterson The first secret to work/life balance is recognizing that it’s not about balance.

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4 Random Leadership Principles Learned the Hard Way

Ron Edmondson

Here are four random leadership observations I’ve learned the hard way. And, some I repeated many times. I hope you can learn them from me without having to repeat them. Don’t make solo decisions involving people. The hardest decisions a leader makes always involve people.

How to Respond to an Angry Employee

Leadership Freak

Don’t ad lib when emotion is high. Prepare yourself to respond to an angry employee. Develop a plan. How to respond to an angry employee: #1. Emotion comes first. Diffuse hot emotion before solving tough… Continue reading → Anger Goals Solutions Stress Communication Leadership Development

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Use Your Setback For Your Comeback

Joseph Lalonde

How Your Failure Sets You Up For An Epic Comeback Setbacks… Something you hate to experience. Something that tells you that you’re not good enough. That you should just go home. When you experience a setback, you feel like you’re 3 steps further back than when you began.

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Ten Years After Ford’s Spectacular Turnaround, What Alan Mulally Reveals About Brand-Inspired Cultural Revolution

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Denise Lee Yohn: It's been 10 years since Alan Mulally pulled off what has been considered one of the greatest corporate turnarounds in U.S. history.

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4 Tips to Make Your Video Advertising Better

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5 Ways to Think Like an Entrepreneur: Even if You Work for the Big Guys

Let's Grow Leaders

“Entrepreneurship is a chance to trade a solution to someone who has a problem that needs solving. Solve more problems, solve bigger problems, solve problems more widely, and you’re an entrepreneur. It’s tempting to industrialize this work, to make it something with […].

Hard Advice for Young Leaders

Ron Edmondson

I have some hard advice for young leaders. Before I share , I feel the need to be clear, in case you’re a new reader or don’t know me well, I’m a supporter of young leaders.

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7 Ways to Help Your Boss Be a Better Listener

Leadership Freak

Listening is the first step back from the abyss of lousy leadership. But what if your boss is a lousy listener? Listening leaders are better leaders. 7 Ways to Help Your Boss Be… Continue reading → Communication Listening Leadership Development

Interview With Garry Ridge – CEO Of WD-40: Cultivating A Culture Of Servant Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

Garry Ridge is the CEO of the WD-40 Company.

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Unsafe Thinking: How to Get Out of Your Rut

Leading Blog

W E ALL GET STUCK IN RUTS. Thinking ruts. Bias ruts. Stability ruts. Ego ruts.

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5 Ways Tech Can Help Your Business Budget

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4 Ways To Fortify Your Courage To Lead

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Shelly L. Francis. Are you passionate about your work or cause, but trying to sustain yourself in the midst of heavy demands and the urgency you feel about making a difference?

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10 Tips That Make Complex Leadership Ideas Really Simple

N2Growth Blog

Like many Inc.com columnists, I am a consultant and business author. I’ve written five books over the past 25 years and am proud of all of them. My latest, It’s Good To Be King , has done well probably because it simplified what many make complex: leadership principles.

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How to Gain Power when you Feel Powerless

Leadership Freak

Many emails I receive concern frustration caused by feeling powerless. Something’s wrong and change seems unlikely. Abuse gives power a bad name, but you need power to get things done. How to gain… Continue reading → Change Power Strengths Success Taking others higher Leadership Development organizational success

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