June, 2018

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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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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Are you shutting people out with your communication?

Lead Change Blog

One of the perils of working at the same place for a long time is that you forget that the terminology you use with co-workers is obtuse, confusing or bewildering to people not in the know. The shorthand of internet-speak, whether on Twitter, text or Slack, compounds this problem. It’s not just industry jargon but also countless abbreviations and inside jokes. Maybe I should clarify: This universe of communication isn’t a problem by default.

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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.

The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.

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

Women on 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.

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Born to Build

Leading Blog

A RE YOU A BUILDER? All of us are to one degree or another. We are born to build. Building something gives us meaning and purpose. For some though, it is a need that drives them every day. Building is a high-degree-of-difficulty task, but natural builders want the impossible assignment.

Helping Your Team Members Feel More Valued

Lead Change Blog

People who do not feel valued at work look for a job change. This is not a new finding. All of us have experienced this during some part of our career. As human beings, all of us crave appreciation. Every individual in the team is valuable towards the success of the team. But to a great extent, it is the manager’s and the team leader’s responsibility to ensure that their team members feel valued.

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The 9 (or 99?) Ps of Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

5 Proven Steps to Start a Successful Franchise Business

Women on Business

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How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Incredibles 2

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Almost 14 years ago, the original Incredibles movie released. Audiences were captivated by the adventures of Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible (Craig T.

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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What an open dialog requires of you


Photo credit: 123RF. There are times when a you as a leader will need to have an open dialog with an individual, group or team. This might be so that you can get others’ input, thoughts or opinions. It isn’t about pushing your ideas on others, it’s about drawing theirs out.

Preview Thursday – Switchers

Lead Change Blog

The following is an excerpt from Switchers: How Smart Professionals Change Careers and Seize Success by Dawn Graham. Your Hold on How Things Are. An old fable about a hunter who sets a trap to capture a monkey offers a perfect analogy for your biggest obstacle as a Switcher.

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5 Step Guide to Personal Development Plans

Great HR leaders are continually looking for new ways to develop their people and build companies that people want to work for. A well-considered Personal Development Plan (PDP) is one huge part of that. Download Paycor's guide today, and learn new tips and best practices to help create effective development plans for your people.

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.

Shift from Managing Your Business to Growing It

Women on Business

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Leaders As Control Freaks

Joseph Lalonde

A control freak refers to a person who must be in control of all things and people. This is the micromanager who nitpicks about performance to such an extent workers are emotionally exhausted and anxious. Photo by Alejandro Alvarez.

MFG of South Dakota: Trying To Do Some Good in the World

N2Growth Blog

MFG of South Dakota is a subsidiary of the Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG), a leader in the field of reinforced plastics and composites, serving diverse markets with a variety of composite material systems and processes.

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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.

If We Know HOW To Be Happy, How Come We Still Can’t BE Happy?

Terry Starbucker

Picture this… You are a researcher, looking over one of the most comprehensive long-term studies of human behavior. You spend 42 years with nearly 270 men, studying their lives.

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Leadership Requires Healthy Relationships with Feedback

Lead Change Blog

Last month, we talked about the Circle of Frustration that so many leaders and their organizations fall into. It happens nearly every time that businesses start to go awry – they lose their focus, and too many team members or departments start going in too many different directions. In other words, they lose alignment. Over the next several months, we’ll explore seven steps that individuals and organizations can take to realign their organizations. But it won’t be easy.

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.

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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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.

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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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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What if questions were valued as much as knowledge?


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 to Do When You Can’t Face Your Team

Lead Change Blog

Every leader has experienced this at some stage during their professional life. You wake up, take one look in the mirror, and realise that you simply can’t face going into the office. The thought of standing in front of the team and addressing them on a particular issue, challenge, or announcement made by your superiors is overwhelming. What happens next is crucial. You either give up and move on, or face that fear head-on.

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The CFO Playbook: How to Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

To increase employee retention, you need to consider more than universal healthcare benefits in your turnover calculation. Discover how investing in the right employee benefits can decrease turnover by 138%.

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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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.

Don’t Forget To Take Care Of Yourself

Joseph Lalonde

The day started off like a normal day or so it seemed. I awoke to my alarm going off. From there, I got dressed, grabbed a quick bite to eat, and spent a relaxing day with Lok. I also tossed in a quick workout on the elliptical. However, partway through the day, I started to feel groggy.

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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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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.