February, 2018

Four Types of Organizational Culture

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Culture is the social environment of an organization and is determined by the underlying assumptions, values and beliefs that govern how people behave. You might think of culture as atmosphere, and it is, but it’s also more than that. It’s the organization’s personality.

Eight unexpected ways to continue to develop yourself as a leader

Aspire-CS

Photo credit: 123rf. You’re a year or two into your dream leadership role and you know you are capable of more, but you don’t know where to start. After the first months of learning everything you need to learn about your job you settled in. Yet you have a nagging feeling that something is missing.

Successful Leaders Are Great Communicators: How to Connect with Your Employees

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss: To be an effective leader and run a high-performing company, you need to be great at communicating with your employees.

What You Don't Know About Doing Great Work

Leading Blog

W HY DO SOME people outperform others? It’s not what you might think—talent, effort, organizational skills, time, or luck. We work under the assumption that more is better. But more time doesn’t necessarily lead to better performance. Morten Hansen thinks the way we work is broken.

Habits Worthy of Your Dreams

Chris Brady

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What Messages are You Sending?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Kimberly Davis : I couldn’t believe it was the same woman. As she shared her presentation, she was warm, charming, gregarious, with a whip smart sense of humor. In less than two minutes, she had the audience in the palm of her hand, laughing so hard we were wiping tears from our eyes.

To Understand Complexity, Use 7 Dimensions of Ethical Thinking

Leading Blog

T HE BOTTOM LINE is that there is no “good leadership” without ethical thinking. We’ve seen what can happen when leaders make decisions based on personal interests without considering the ripple effect of those decisions.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Paul: Apostle Of Christ Movie

Joseph Lalonde

I recently was invited to an advance screening of the new Christian movie Paul: Apostle Of Christ. Paul: Apostle Of Christ shares the last days of Paul as he and Luke spend time together in Mamertine Prison and Luke writes down Paul’s story.

3 Questions To Help Discern Difficult Issues

Ron Edmondson

I frequently receive questions I can’t easily answer. Usually the questions involve a dilemma someone is facing, which has no direct and easy answer. The exact answer is not clearly spelled out in the Bible. I’m left to my own wisdom, which I may or may not have about the situation.

3 Uncommon Strategies For Achieving Your Goals

Tanveer Naseer

A few weeks ago, I was the invited guest on CBC Radio’s Daybreak where I shared advice on how to successfully achieve your goals for this year.

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The Biggest Danger in Leadership

Leadership Freak

Self-importance is behind most of the stupid things leaders do. Self-importance keeps leaders ignorant and isolated. Self-importance blinds you to your weaknesses and distorts your view of strength in others. Even insecurity is… Continue reading → Humility Personal Growth arrogance Growth Leadership Leadership Development

How Being a Mom Makes You Better in Business

Women on Business

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Ceremonies, Celebration, and How to Create Meaningful Beginnings

Let's Grow Leaders

Imagine the Olympics without the opening ceremonies. What if the games just started. No torch. No sexy flag carriers, no dancers. No music. No costumes. No human interest stories. No ceremonial coming together of divided political interests. Just, “Up first, curling.”

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Black Panther

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Black Panther is the last Marvel Cinematic Universe movie before the character packed Avengers: Infinity War releases May 8th, 2018. With the previous Marvel movies, Black Panther had a lot to live up to. Thankfully, Black Panther delivered. Credit: Marvel/Disney.

Leadership Mistakes: 3 Things to Do When You Really Step In It

RapidStart Leadership

What should the leader do when he makes a mistake? Nobody likes to “step in it,” but leadership mistakes will happen. What you do when they occur makes all the difference. Do these three things well, and you may end up with a stronger team than you started with. Stepping In It.

How Healthy Is Your Organization’s Culture?

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Marcella Bremer. A CEO invited a group of people to a meeting who were at two different levels of the corporation. He asked a question and then went around the table in an orderly fashion getting input from the attendees.

4 Reasons Every Pastor Needs a Good Pastor Friend

Ron Edmondson

Every pastor needs at least one good pastor friend. I’m thankful to serve and have served in churches with a good number of staff members I consider not only co-laborers, but friends. It’s a blessing to do ministry with people you actually enjoy being with each week.

8 Tips for Organizing Your Busy Office

Strategy Driven

With a large in-house team, it’s inevitable that your office will get into a bit of a mess every once in a while.

How to Interview For Winning Leadership Competencies

Let's Grow Leaders

You’re working hard to build a Winning Well culture. You’ve identified your MIT leadership competencies and are working to cultivate and encourage the right behaviors. How you staff your key leadership roles matters more now than ever. How will you identify the […].

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Talent Magnet: How to Get and Keep Top Talent

Leading Blog

I S YOUR ORGANIZATION a Talent Magnet ? An organization so attractive that top talent will be standing in line to work there? Too many organizations find themselves in the positon of not being able to find enough qualified people to meet their growth goals.

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What if you were curious?

Aspire-CS

Photo credit: 123rf. Last week I listened to a client’s frustration over employees who had become complacent, moving slowly, dotting their “i’s” and “t’s”, following the corporate line. Unfortunately, this is a song and dance I’ve heard too often.

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Ideas Are Not The Keys To Entrepreneurial Success

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Derek Lidow. Most people assume that successful entrepreneurs are created solely based on how innovative and groundbreaking their new idea is.

9 Things You May Not Know About Introverts

Ron Edmondson

I’ve been an introvert all of my life. I was born that way – or at least I’ve been this way as far as my memory carries me. As a child, I remember at social gatherings people asking me if there was something wrong with me.

Motivating and Rewarding Your Global Workforce

Chart Your Course

Remote work has become more popular than ever. It’s not just domestic companies that are employing remote workers, either. A growing number of international companies are now hiring workers from anywhere, PayScale says.

How to Put an End to Complaining

Leadership Freak

I made it to 7 a.m. before complaining. This morning I decided that I wouldn’t complain all day. After some thought, I lowered my expectation to the morning. But the first thing I… Continue reading → Complaints Leadership Development

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3 Strategies to Prepare Your Millennials for Their Leadership Roles

Leading Blog

M ANY EXPERIENCED LEADERS predict a skill and experience crisis at the management level due to the vast numbers of retiring Baby Boomers. They may have cause for concern. Estimates from multiple sources project that Millennials will make up 75% of the global workforce as early as 2025.

Psychological safety, perspective and behavior

Aspire-CS

Photo credit/copyright: 123rf. Greg, a manager in a large company asked for his employees to be open with him. That didn’t go over well since he regularly dressed down those who came to him with bad news or mistakes they’d made.

A Leader’s Story On How To Truly Care For Your Employees

Tanveer Naseer

What would you do if your role as a leader lead to the accidental death of one of your employees? It’s a scenario that, thankfully, most of us might never have to consider.

5 Simple Tips to be a Better Dad This Week

Ron Edmondson

I don’t know a lot of dads who don’t want to improve in their role as dad. I grew up most of my years at home without a father active in my life.

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Tips for Building Your Confidence as a Female Boss

Women on Business

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How to Show Up in Ways that Ignite High Performance in Others

Leadership Freak

Your presence – the way you show up – impacts team performance. Positive emotion promotes high performance.* Know impact: Leaders who don’t know or don’t care about their presence can’t promote high performance… Continue reading → Encouragement energy Influence Managing Marks of leaders Power Culture Leadership Leadership Development organizational success

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Is It Time To Change The Soundtrack Of Your Life?

Joseph Lalonde

Research tells us that by this point in the year over 80% of people have given up on their New Year’s resolution. The resolutions, the goals people have set have been given up. Maybe you’re in the same boat. You resolved to lose 30 pounds by June.

Managing Remote Teams: How to Increase Engagement and Performance

Let's Grow Leaders

Managing Remote Teams: Relationships First Dear Karin and David, Do you have any best practices for managing remote teams? I’m finding it hard to build genuine connection and to stay on top of performance when the team is so dispersed. Signed, On […].

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Creating Great Choices

Leading Blog

O FTEN WHEN FACED with a problem we see only a single solution or perhaps none at all. When we get stuck we need to create new and better choices. Choices that solve the problem in a new, more successful way without the compromises we usually settle for.