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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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 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.

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.

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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10 Ways To Demotivate Your Team

Joseph Lalonde

Motivating Your Team. You’ve done everything right in trying to motivate your team yet something is still off. Your team still lacks motivation and you’re not sure why. The lack of motivation for your team may actually be coming from you. Gasp, shock, horror… I know.

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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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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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Wife, Mother, Entrepreneur? 6 Tips to Help You Get Started in 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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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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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 Traditional Marketing Today

Women on Business

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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

4 Books to Help You Grow Professionally

Women on Business

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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.

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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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%.

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.

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.

As a Leader, Do You Really Trust Your People?

Lead Change Blog

Whether you lead teams of five, 25 or 105,000 people, the level of trust you give goes a long way to determining the success of your organization. Trust is one of the top five leadership “blind spots” our research has shown to be an inhibitor of engagement and performance. You and your organization want and need to deliver great service to differentiate yourself.

Using LinkedIn to Pitch to Journalists

Women on Business

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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.