September, 2017

5 Leadership Literacies You Will Need in the Future

Leading Blog

F Futurist Bob Johansen tells us in The New Leadership Literacies , that over the next ten years the world will become explosively more connected. Anything that can be distributed will. To help prepare leaders for the future, he offers a list of five new leadership literacies.

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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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.

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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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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5 Necessary Ingredients In Healthy Delegation

Ron Edmondson

I have seen, and probably been accused of, dumping responsibilities on people inappropriately and calling it delegation. Also from experience, this form of delegation actually appears to do more harm than good for an organization. It leaves projects undone or completed mediocre at best.

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.

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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What The Book Writing Process Looks Like

Joseph Lalonde

It's not as easy as you might think For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been in the process of writing my first physical book.

The Potential Principle: How Good Could You Be?

Leading Blog

Y OU KNOW HOW GOOD you are, but do you know how good you could be? This is a case where it’s easy to think that good is good enough and get comfortable. Most of us live below our potential.

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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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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.

Happiness: A Leadership Imperative

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Ray Zinn Having value is the essence of human happiness, and the essence of leadership. In life, we have amusements, distractions and entertainment galore. In the United States, we have great wealth – loads of money. And yet none of these things are happiness, nor do they achieve it.

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25 Encouraging Bible Verses For Young Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

Three years ago I shared an article titled 20 Encouraging Bible Verses For Young Leaders. Today, I want to add to the list of encouraging Bible verses for young leaders. The Bible is one of the greatest business books any leader could read.

Jeffrey Immelt's 7 Lessons on How to Lead Through Massive Changes

Leading Blog

J EFFREY IMMELT took over General Electric from Jack Welch at a time of increasing instability. He says, "The task of the CEO has never been as difficult as it is today. In that vein, my story is one of progress versus perfection.

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The Starting Point of All Improvement

Kevin Eikenberry

Most everyone wants to improve. And if you have chosen to read this, I can say with certainty that you value improvement – for yourself, for your team and for your organization. There are many things that can help us improve; in one respect, that is the topic of most all my writing.

4 Ways an Introverted Pastor is Extroverted on Sunday

Ron Edmondson

In my book “ The Mythical Leader ”, I have a whole chapter on introversion – mostly because every time I post about introversion I hear from pastors and church members who talk about how introversion negatively impacts their ministry.

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.

3 Vital Skills Every Leader Needs

Women on Business

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Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Stephen King’s It

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article In 1986, Stephen King released the terrifying horror novel It. Then came the TV mini-series It in 1990 with Tim Curry as the evil clown Pennywise. Now, Stephen King’s It is released to the big screen.

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The Most Important Question Every Leader Must Answer – Before It Is Asked

Terry Starbucker

The manager slumps on his desk, frustrated and confused. In his mind, he has done everything right to manage his team to success. He carefully explained to them the task at hand and its deadline for completion, how it was supposed to get done (and by whom), and outlined the expected results.

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?

7 Observations of Leading Change

Ron Edmondson

I Tweeted recently, “You can have change without leadership, but I’m not sure you can have leadership without change.” ” Change is all around us. But, as leaders, we are called to be agents of change.

Why Leaders Should Focus on Outcomes Instead of Solutions

Next Level Blog

Yesterday morning, before delivering a workshop on how to lead and live at your best , I had the privilege of sitting in as a roomful of high-potential managers shared what they’ve learned so far during their company’s multi-month leadership development program. There were a lot of good observations but the one that really landed with me was from a participant who said he’s become a lot more aware of the difference between solutions and outcomes.

The Importance of Maintaining Customer Relationships

Women on Business

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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).

The Power of the Pattern Interrupt

Kevin Eikenberry

Habits – they affect us as an individual and as a leader. Chances are you have at least one habit you would like to change, and perhaps habits of your team members you would like to help them change too. I’m sure that is true, but it’s hard to do! There are hundreds of […].

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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

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?

Why Micromanagement Is Really a Trust Issue (and What to Do About It)

Next Level Blog

I often hear from relatively senior managers that their even more senior managers constantly expect them to have detailed answers for any question that might pop into mind. The impact of this on the relatively senior managers is they feel like they’re always preparing for a pop quiz and, as a result, don’t have much time or mental bandwidth left for higher value-added work. You may have experienced this problem with your manager.

Take a Recess. Be More Productive.

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Dave Crenshaw Think back to when you were a kid in about third grade. You’ve been in the classroom the better part of the day and a draining feeling would start to occur. Before long, that tell-tale … Continue reading → Purpose example health productivity recess well-being

What You’re Missing Out On When You Speed Read

Joseph Lalonde

I’ve always had a love for comic books. Reading the stories of the X-Men , Wolverine , Captain America , and Daredevil brought me to a whole new world. The world of comics brought stories alive like I’d never seen before. Pages splashed with colors and beautiful images.

How to Be a Successful Project Manager

Women on Business

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