September, 2018

Comfortably Uncomfortable: 7 Ways Seeking Discomfort Makes You Better

RapidStart Leadership

Hey, I’m here at a local Park in Minnesota, getting ready to do my weekly tempo run. Believe it or not, I think that there is a very close parallel between learning to run fast and becoming a better leader, and it has to do with discomfort.

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7 Characteristics of a Wise Leader

Ron Edmondson

I write and speak a lot about leadership. I know lots of good leaders. In fact, I work with many good leaders. I hope some would even say I have days where I meet the standard – whatever the standard is. I also write and speak a good deal about wisdom.

The Power in Vulnerability

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Rick Miller: “Never let them see you sweat.” Like many baby-boomers, I heard this and many other similar phrases growing up. The message was clear. Don’t show weakness because it will be exploited. Fast forward to today and you see the opposite is true.

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My All-Time Favorite Leadership Lesson (in only 29 words)

Terry Starbucker

My all-time favorite leadership lesson came at the perfect time. At age 27 I had just started my first big executive job at a Cable TV company in Los Angeles, with very little leadership experience. Consequently, I was hungry for guidance on what it took to be a great leader.

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.

What Happens Now? A Look at 7 Reasons Leaders Stall

Leading Blog

T HE ABILITY TO REINVENT YOURSELF is core to your success as a leader. The ground is shifting under your feet. The only way to stay relevant and therefore effective is to invest in building your skills as a leader. As you take on more responsibility, the demands on you as a leader change.

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The Difference Between Mission Vision Purpose Strategy and Goals

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Confused about the difference between mission and vision? or between purpose and mission? You’re not alone. I am frequently asked about the difference between mission vision purpose strategy and goals, and where do values fit?

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5 Ways To Manage Your Energy Levels

Lead Change Blog

No one doubts that we live in a world that is moving at lightning pace. In fact, the speed of change has never been faster. As a result, the most common theme I keep hearing my clients and colleagues say is “there are not enough hours in the day.” ” How can I get everything done? I need to learn to manage my time better. I need to become more productive. Yet ironically, none of us can learn to manage time. As a leader, you all have 24 hours in a day – 1,440 minutes.

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Leadership and Digital Transformation

N2Growth Blog

News Flash : The #1 thing leaders need to understand is that the Digital Transformation train left the station a few years ago. If you weren’t onboard back then, you need to stop looking for the next train and rapidly go in search of building a rocket ship.

The Leadership Skill No One Talks About

Let's Grow Leaders

The Secret to Transform Your Culture or Results is One Often-Ignored Leadership Skill “I’m so frustrated,” Martin, the Senior Vice President of a rapidly-growing communication hardware company serving the United States, leaned back in his chair and blew a heavy sigh past […].

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That’s Not How We Do It Here!

Leading Blog

B USINESS FABLES are not meant to provide great fiction, but to place lessons in a context that make them easier to relate to. And John Kotter and Holger Rathgeber’s That’s Not How We Do It Here! does just that.

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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.

Are You a Potential Leader? 7 Ways to Get Noticed

RapidStart Leadership

Are you a potential leader who’s just looking for an opportunity? Do you think you have what it takes, and just need others to notice your leadership ability? If so, this video is for you.

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5 Ways To Team Build

Joseph Lalonde

Motivating Your Team. You know how to motivate your team now. We’ve talked plenty about that over the last month. But what does it take to build a strong, cohesive team? You have the groundwork laid. And it’s a firm foundation. Yet you will have to do more if you want to team build.

Feedback Loops for Excellent Interpersonal Communication

Lead Change Blog

In a previous post , I posited the seven things you as leader should do for excellent interpersonal communication: create safety , ensure feedback loops are in place, encourage trust in others’ competence, implement stepped decision-making, involve bottom-up, use transformational leadership, and match stated and actual organizational culture.

Are You Missing This Critical Element In Your Leadership?

Tanveer Naseer

When it comes to leadership in today’s faster-paced work environment, there’s no question that leaders are expected to wear many hats. Not so much in terms of tasks, but in terms of function.

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.

Uncover the Best Kept Secrets: Get Your To Team Share Best Practices

Let's Grow Leaders

The Biggest Reasons People Keep Their Best Ideas To Themselves There’s no question about it. If you want great results, you’ve got to figure out what works, be sure everyone knows it, and get them to do that too. And yet, most […].

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What Can’t Be Copied?

Leading Blog

I N A WORLD where nearly everything can not only be copied but distributed cheaply—and in some cases for free—what takes on significance and value—what matters—are those things that cannot be copied. Kevin Kelly highlights a number of things that can’t be manufactured in his book, The Inevitable.

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How Effective is Your Communication?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from David Hiatt : Lack of effective communication skills has done more to keep good people from being promoted into leadership roles than any other skill deficiency.

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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.

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.

Leverage Your Network

Lead Change Blog

Have you read Friend of a Friend: Understanding The Hidden Networks That Can Transform Your Life and Your Career by David Burkus ? David is a friend and an accomplished author, speaker, podcaster, and professor.

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The Power of the One-on-One Meeting

Kevin Eikenberry

Most all leaders will talk about the importance of the one-on-meeting; the chance to spend time with each of their team members individually. Few will do it regularly, and fewer still will get the full benefit from these meetings for themselves and their team members.

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5 Tragic Mistakes that Will Derail Your Action Learning Projects

Let's Grow Leaders

Done well, action learning projects, where groups work together to address real business problems, can provide an immediate ROI that more than pays for your training investment. But let’s face it. Sometimes they can also be a colossal, frustrating waste of time. […].

Business Chemistry: What Type Are You?

Leading Blog

T HE BETTER YOU UNDERSTAND yourself and those around you, the easier it is to work with other and as a leader, to give them what they need to excel.

ATD Webinar: Why Guys Should Lead “Like a Girl”

Michael Lee Stallard

Some guys may get instinctively defensive when the phrase “like a girl” is tossed at them, but it’s time for them to embrace it, and actually welcome it, if they want to be an effective leader.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Unbroken: Path To Redemption

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article In 2014, Angelina Jolie directed the amazing Unbroken movie. Unbroken told the fascinating story of Louis “Louie” Zamperini. Louie was always in trouble. That’s when his older brother, Pete, steps in and takes him under his wing.

Being a Good Leader is Tough Stuff

Lead Change Blog

Anyone who supervises others is automatically tasked with planning, organizing, and directing. Every boss gives orders and assigns work. Their employees follow their directions and complete the work assigned to them within the parameters given. This transactional stuff is all part of being a manager. Getting the leadership part of supervising others right, however, is trickier because emotion and connection enter the picture.

The Power of Balance – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

When most people think about “balance”, they think about it in relation to work and life: work/life balance. And while I am going to discuss this in the video below, it’s not where I am going to start. Instead, I’m starting with a bicycle analogy.

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Practical Ideas for Fostering True Collaboration: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

This months topic, collaboration, is particularly poignant for me, as the Frontline Festival has now been an active collaborative adventure including thought leaders around the world for five-and-a-half years. In March of 2013, while still working at Verizon and having been blogging […].

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Didn't See It Coming

Leading Blog

T HERE ARE SEVEN key life challenges that every leader will face to one degree or another. Any one of them has the potential to derail even the best of leaders. But here’s the thing. While they may creep up on us, we can see them coming and apply the proper antidote.

I’m Optimistic About the Future of Leadership

Michael Lee Stallard

I highly recommend reading Stanford Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer’s recent books, Leadership B.S. and Dying for a Paycheck.

Why You Need To Motivate Your Staff

Joseph Lalonde

A big mistake many leaders make is assuming their team doesn’t need to be motivated. That their team can come in ready to work because they’re being paid. That’s a fair assumption… If our teams were robots. Robots don’t need to be motivated.

Preview Thursday-Dare to Serve

Lead Change Blog

The following is an excerpt from the updated and expanded Second Edition of: Dare to Serve by Cheryl Bachelder. Purpose is a Competitive Advantage. Why does work have such a bad reputation? Or is it just my line of work that has a bad reputation?

Why It Takes More Than Skills to Be a Great Leader

Kevin Eikenberry

More is written about and more time and money are spent on leadership development and leadership effectiveness than ever. The reasons are many, and yet the results often fall far short of the hopes and expectations of those involved.

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Frustrated or Focused – Leadership Tips for Managing Emotions

Let's Grow Leaders

“David, I know I shouldn’t take this personally, but I’m so frustrated and I just want to yell at my team and walk away. I need help managing emotions or I’m going to have a meltdown.” Amanda is a team leader for […]. The post Frustrated or Focused – Leadership Tips for Managing Emotions appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Authenticity & Transparency Capacity Winning Well frustration leadership management managing emotions

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