July, 2018

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Equalizer 2

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Denzel Washington returns as Robert McCall in the Equalizer 2. Robert serves as an avenging angel. He goes after those who prey on the weak and the powerless. When one of his close friends is murdered, he sets out on a mission.

8 Habits of Mentally Balanced Leaders

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Facilitating a retreat for a group of fifteen men, all in their late 30’s and 40’s, all high level executives and all high achievers, an interesting topic arose. One of the men asked for help dealing with his wife who was complaining he worked too much.

A 5-Step Training Plan to Think like a Navy SEAL

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Mark Divine : The world is more complex and faster than ever. As a retired Navy SEAL and founder of several multimillion-dollar companies, business seems increasingly like a “VUCA” battlefield in Afghanistan or Syria—it’s Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous.

Where Have All the Questions Gone?

Lead Change Blog

“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.” Albert Einstein. Engaging in conversation with someone who asks thoughtful questions with genuine curiosity is noticeable; perhaps because it is becoming rare. Where have all the questions gone? I polled leaders to see how they rate others on inquiry.

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.

How to Be a Responsible “Idea Guy”

Nathan Magnuson

Are you an idea person? Do you find yourself coming up with new business ideas, branding concepts or process improvements? Does careful project management sometimes stifle your creativity? Do people ever give you that look that implies you ought to focus on the task at hand instead of daydreaming?

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More Human: My Journey To The Heart Of Great Leadership (Part 1)

Terry Starbucker

Leadership is one of my life’s great passions – and I’m pleased to share with you my journey (in three parts in 3 weeks) to what I consider to be the heart of great More Human leadership – the success trifecta. A successful company, A happy team, And a fulfilled YOU.

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Great Leaders Are Storytellers: How To Craft Great Stories

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Guest post by Chip Bell Great leaders are storytellers. Stories are more than just tall tales or campfire yarns. They include discussions of the enterprise in the future tense. They are visions of what can be, not just what is. They are dreams, not just plans.

When Work Has Meaning, The Culture Changes

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds: In order to value team members, or help them find meaning in their work - that is, contribution to the greater good, to their community or even society - you don’t need to start a formal organizational initiative.

Five Steps for Business Alignment

Lead Change Blog

As we continue to explore the business alignment steps I listed in my June Lead Change Group column ( Leadership Requires Healthy Relationships with Feedback ), we’re moving from Confronting Reality to Starting on the Inside. For any real change, you start at your core.

The benefits of listening more

Aspire-CS

Photo credit: 123RF. I was young and relatively new to the professional work world, with an abundance of motivation and drive. The executive I was reporting to inherited me and the work I was doing in a reorganization.

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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.

Accountability & Metrics: My Journey To The Heart Of Great Leadership (Part 2)

Terry Starbucker

This is Part 2 of my journey (in three parts in 3 weeks) to what I consider to be the heart of great More Human leadership – the success trifecta: A successful company, A happy team, And a fulfilled YOU. If you haven’t read Part 1, check it out HERE , and then come on back.

The Disciplines Of A Healthy Leader

Joseph Lalonde

The Disciplined Leader Series Healthy leaders are disciplined leaders. They know they have to take their thoughts captive and break their will. To be truly disciplined is to be broken but whole. At first glance, this doesn’t make sense. How can someone be broken yet whole?

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Seeking Discomfort: 7 Ways to Embrace Uncomfortable Feedback

RapidStart Leadership

No one likes to hear that they are not doing well, have weaknesses, or are not measuring up in some way. As leaders it often falls to us to give this kind of feedback to others, and that can be difficult. But what about receiving it?

3 Powerful Benefits That Come From Empathy In Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

A few days ago, I was interviewed by a reporter about the topic of empathy in leadership.

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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.

Never the Sandwich

Lead Change Blog

Never, ever give feedback using the sandwich technique! When you order a sandwich, is it about the two slices of bread or what’s on the sandwich? The sandwich technique for feedback is a way to package something unpleasant: First start with something positive, then the criticism and round off with something positive. The negative stuff is sandwiched between the good stuff. Sounds good, so why do I say: Never, ever use this technique. The sandwich is about you as leader. The reason is simple.

Beyond Self Awareness: Leadership’s Next Frontier

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Glain Roberts-McCabe: This year, I published my first book. When I was trying to think of a book title, I reached out to our community of ambitious leaders for advice.

How a Leader Can Make 10 Minus One Equal 12 (and other feats of magical math)

Terry Starbucker

Let’s set the scene: we’re eavesdropping on the (fictional) conversation between SVP “Jerry” and his teammate “George”, in Jerry’s office…… “I promise Jerry, I’ll do better – just give me another chance”.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Uncle Drew

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article The new basketball comedy movie Uncle Drew tells the story of Dax (Lil Rel Howery) and his dreams of having a winning team in the Rucker Classic street basketball tournament. The Rucker Classic takes place in Harlem and the competition is fierce.

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Tough Comp Conversations: A Guide For Doing Them Right

Speaker: Rusty Lindquist, VP Strategic HR Insights at Bamboo HR

Compensation can be tricky, few things carry as much emotional weight as comp. And with the increased transparency in the market, combined with our collective propensity to rate ourselves against others, the frequency of these very difficult conversations is increasing. In this webinar, we will deconstruct some of the psychology around comp. We’ll take an analytic look at comp’s role in the employee experience, and then we’ll get really tactical with guidance on very specific compensation conversations.

What Is the Role of Leaders in Emerging Technology?

Leading Blog

O N JUNE 9th last year, Apple CEO Tim Cook delivered the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s 2017 commencement address. He zeroed in on the distinction between technology and what it means to be human.

4 Questions Every Leader Should Ask To Be Successful

Tanveer Naseer

One of the common concerns most leaders have revolves around employee engagement. Of how to encourage employees to be fully committed to the organization’s vision and long-term goals. Without question, this is a critical factor to an organization’s success and long-term growth.

Requesting Assistance and Support

Lead Change Blog

An Indispensable Leadership Strength. Anxiety reared as I contemplated the crossing of a lengthy suspension bridge. This crossing, for many, may just be a mundane experience. Yet for someone who has always experienced an overwhelming fear of heights, this bridge was a daunting obstacle. An obstacle that was difficult to avoid, as I had to cross the bridge to attend my son’s wedding ceremony.

What's Your Leadership B Side?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Suzanne Vickberg and Kim Christfort: Some of you will remember the days when listening to music didn't mean streaming it on your phone but instead putting on a record.

How Strong is Your Leadership Pyramid?

Next Level Blog

This post is adapted from the forthcoming third edition of my book, The Next Level: What Insiders Know About Executive Success. Available in October, you can pre-order it here. Research shows that moving to the executive level is among the toughest transitions of any career.

How To Become A Disciplined Leader

Joseph Lalonde

The Disciplined Leader Series You may be asking yourself a simple question by now. That question is: How do I become a disciplined leader? The answer is simple. You do what a disciplined does. Photo by Dan Roizer. A disciplined leader: Trains his mind-. There are things he wants to do.

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I Love Capitalism!

Leading Blog

I N ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, we all feel a bit entitled. Entitlement, writes John Townsend in The Entitlement Cure , “is the belief that I am exempt from responsibility and I am owed special treatment.” It’s about choosing the easy way instead of the hard way.

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The Power of Asking Questions: 7 Ways Questions are More Powerful Than Answers

RapidStart Leadership

How can asking questions be more powerful than answering them? In the effort to demonstrate our worthiness to lead, often we find ourselves in a hurry to provide answers. People want guidance, direction, and need to understand priorities.

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The 4 Origins of Influence

Lead Change Blog

If you influence others, I can think of four possible origins. Position. Power. Performance. Personality. Position. Many can influence our behavior because they have a position. They’re the boss or the president. You see many today resisting traditional positional influence. Positional authority is necessary for civilization, even though we may resist. It is the lowest common denominator in leadership. Power. Influence based on power is a close second on the leadership food chain.

Getting Beyond Small Talk

Kevin Eikenberry

Advice for having more meaningful conversations with your team, or anyone else I your life. The post Getting Beyond Small Talk appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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4 Essential Security Measures Before Moving to the Cloud

Women on Business

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It’s All About Your Focus

Joseph Lalonde

The Disciplined Leader Series Becoming a disciplined leader is not for the faint of heart. A disciplined leader knows being disciplined is a choice. He also knows being disciplined is more than a choice. Leaders who are truly disciplined in their thoughts, actions, and life go the next step.

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High Performing Employees

Career Advancement

“Great vision without great people is irrelevant.”. Jim Collins~. Arthur, a manager at a mid-size firm, read a troubling statistic: According to Harvard Business Review, one in five high-performing employees plans to leave their job in the next six months.

There is always something new under the sun

Aspire-CS

Photo credit: 123RF. Are you feeling a little stale or bored? Do you sense that years of leadership are wearing on you? Are you squelching new ideas or figuratively rolling your eyes when the younger generation of leaders in your company make suggestions to change something?

Improve Yourself the Ben Franklin Way

Lead Change Blog

Benjamin Franklin packed a lot of achievement into his 84 years. He was a successful entrepreneur, a scientist who made important discoveries, an inventor, an author, and a statesman. He made “small but important changes” to Thomas Jefferson’s first draft of the Declaration of Independence. He helped found the institution that became the University of Pennsylvania. What’s truly amazing is that Franklin accomplished all that even though his formal education ended when he was ten years old.

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