September, 2017

Micromastery: A Hidden Path to Learning and Happiness

QAspire

Learning anything new is not a daunting challenge, but a journey where each step counts. Fundamentally, we learn so that we can be happy and joyful. Micromastery is a great way to eliminate anxiety in learning.

4 Critical Leadership Traits That Drive Success And Growth

Tanveer Naseer

This past summer, my daughter Malaika worked at her first summer job, which also happened to be her first time in a true leadership role.

Become a generative listener

Aspire-CS

There is a kind of non-listening that goes on in our society and organizations that is distracted and disjointed, and often marked by interruptions. This non-listening doesn’t focus on the person speaking. Rather, the listeners try their hardest to get their ideas into the conversation.

How to Take a Stand Without Polarizing Others

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Are you fatigued and dishearten by the current amount of polarization in the world today? Are you frustrated with leadership that divides instead of unites?

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Starting a Side Hustle to Make Extra Money

Women on Business

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3 Reasons Why Great Leaders Welcome Help

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Victor Prince : A few of summers ago, I hiked the ancient Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail across Spain. It was the best month of my life for many reasons.

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Eight Techniques to Help Your Middle Managers Cultivate Their “Sweet Spot” in Your Organization

Let's Grow Leaders

On paper, your middle managers are in your organization’s sweet spot. They’re the conduits between your strategic vision and the teams who implement that vision. In reality, however, your middle managers are in a tough place. They’re under increasing pressure–from above to […].

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Coaching is more than asking questions

Aspire-CS

I’ve seen a lot written and said about how important it is for people managers to coach the people around them. Often, the enthusiasm about coaching is anchored in leaders asking more questions rather than telling others what to do.

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The Adroitness of Mastery

Chris Brady

Rascals are able to boldly march in their own direction because of the confidence derived from their competence. Getting good at something is a great way to gain assuredness of direction. The better. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

3 Vital Skills Every Leader Needs

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Sketchnote Selfie

QAspire

I have never been a big fan of taking traditional selfies, unless I have no other option. But when folks attending International Sketchnote Camp in Hamburg posted their sketchnote selfies (or #sketchfie, as they also call it), I was inspired to create one. So, here’s my selfie in a sketchnote form.

4 Risks of Attempting Risk-Free Change

Ron Edmondson

As leaders, we all want to limit the risk in the hard decisions we make. Personally, whenever we are about to make a major change or launch some new initiative, I want our team to think through things which could go wrong. I want to know who is going to be upset with the change.

5 Simple Steps For Cutting Your Work Addiction Habit

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Dave Crenshaw. Have you become allergic to fun? I suppose it’s an abrupt question to ask. If I were to ask that of someone, I can understand them taking it personally and responding with “buzz off” or some incantation of that phrase. But, have you?

Are you making a difference?

Aspire-CS

Although leaders may get great personal satisfaction from leading a team that accomplishes greatness, it’s in giving to others that creates conditions for the work to be exceptional.

The Value of Value Chain Analysis in Transforming Your Business

N2Growth Blog

I have a different take on value chain analysis. Most think of it as positioning a business within its ecosystem.

Traits of a Successful Leader

Women on Business

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Leading From Within: Shifting Ego, Ceding Control, and Rising Empathy

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Sophie Wade: Leadership is in the midst of a major makeover. The identity of an organization is shifting away from the CEO; elements of control are being willingly transferred to the employee, with empathetic and individualized attention being paid in order to increase engagement.

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If I Only Had One Leadership Principle To Share

Ron Edmondson

I once received an email: Ron, a question for you. If you had to pass one and only one leadership principle to others leaders, what would that one principle be and why that one?

How to Lead a Change You Don’t Agree With

Kevin Eikenberry

As a leader, change is part of your job description; it comes with the territory. And while leading change with others involved is always complex, in some situations, it seems almost impossible.

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Curiosity Opens Doors

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Thursday Thoughts Curiosity is the key to learning. You’re never too old to learn and grow, and to develop more satisfaction and meaning in your work and your life.

How to Listen Like a Leader

Leadership Freak

Listening like a leader enables you to make the world about others. An outward mindset precedes leadership. Get started: Take out a pen and paper. Write your responses to the questions that follow.… … Continue reading → Listening Leadership Development

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How to Run a Great Team Offsite Meeting

Women on Business

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Disconnect to Connect

QAspire

For our creativity to thrive and learning to happen, we need unburdened spaces in our life – physical spaces too, but most importantly, mental spaces.

7 Indicators Your Team Is Dysfunctional

Ron Edmondson

Chances are, if you’ve served on very many teams, you’ve served on one which is dysfunctional. It appears to me we have many to choose from in the organizational world. There are no perfect teams. We are all dysfunctional at some level and during some seasons.

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Small Acts of Courage Create Big Results

Kevin Eikenberry

When most of us think of courage we think about the person who rescues someone from a burning building, leads helpless people to safety or helps others in any number of crisis situations.

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The Leadership Wisdom of Kung Fu

N2Growth Blog

You may not remember the hit TV series from the 70s that traced the adventures of a Shaolin Monk, Kwai Chang Caine (played by the late David Carradine) as he wanders the American West armed only with his spiritual training and skill in Kung Fu.

How to be Tough When You Prefer Being Kind

Leadership Freak

Stress increases when leaders can’t bring kind and tough together. Kind without tough makes you a pushover. Tough without kind makes you a jerk. Accountability is candy to some leaders. It’s easy for… Continue reading → Accountability Personal Growth Success Leadership Development leadership success

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How to Bypass Ego-Driven Drama

Leading Blog

T HE WORLD IS full of drama. Rather than deal with reality in a constructive way, we engage in drama. It’s easier than working on what we need to deal with. It makes us feel like we are doing something. We like it, and we bring it to work.

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Thinking About Career Change? #Podcast Interview With Beverly Kaye

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

How many jobs do you expect to hold in your lifetime? For baby boomers, research says the number is close to 12. The prediction is this number will be a lot higher for the younger generations. So how can you make the best choices about your multiple career moves?

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10 Commonalities of Healthy Teams

Ron Edmondson

I am happy to serve on what I believe to be a healthy team. It’s amazing how many church leaders I know who say their team is not healthy. . I have often been asked, however, why I claim our team is healthy. This is simply my opinion, but I can share some things I think healthy teams have in common.

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3 Entrepreneurial Habits for the Non-Entrepreneur

Women on Business

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Speeding Change by Slowing Down

N2Growth Blog

I have always believed that the fastest path to the future is found through increasing velocity of change.

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The Power of the Leader’s Calling

Leadership Freak

Goals and strategies are useful, but nothing trumps calling. Leadership is the calling to bring your best self in service to others. Define success in terms of personal excellence, not results. Achievements are less… Continue reading → Marks of leaders Personal Growth Stress Success Growth Leadership Development

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Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article In 2014, Matthew Vaughan directed the hilarious movie Kingsman: The Secret Service. Kingsman told the story of a young, unrefined street kid who had the promise to join a secret society. This young man was Gary “Eggsy” Unwin (Taron Egerton).

Encourage Employee Vacations to Increase Productivity

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Guest Post by Dave Crenshaw Do you manage a team of racers galloping at full speed in the chase for success? Well, heed my warning: they may be racing towards complete burnout and a total collapse at the finish line. It might seem counterintuitive to encourage employee vacations.

7 Indicators That You’re Not Leading Anymore

Ron Edmondson

Being in a leadership position is no guarantee we are leading. Holding the title of leader isn’t an indication one actually leads. I have a whole chapter on this topic in my book The Mythical Leader. Leading by definition is an active term. It means we are taking people somewhere.

You Only Get One Chance to Recognize a Good First Impression

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