December, 2018

Every Day is New Year’s Eve

Kevin Eikenberry

Most everyone has things they do on or around New Year’s Eve. For most people, that includes some reflection on the past year and planning for the new year. All of which is fine, as far as it goes. Today, I share two ideas with you. First, if you are going to do that exercise, […].

Hyperfocus: How to Take Control of Your Mind

Leading Blog

T HERE ARE LIMITS to our attention. There is only so much we can focus on at any given time. So it becomes critical what we allow in our attentional space if we want to get anywhere in life. And heads up. Your attention space shrinks as you age—but your mind wanders less.).

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Aquaman

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The DC movie universe has been hit or miss for quite some time. Leadership at DC and Warner Brothers must have taken notice as Aquaman and Wonder Woman has broken from the pack of new comic book movies and been enjoyable.

Leadership and Work Teams

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Simon Mac Rory: If you work in an organization today as a leader you will lead a team. 90% of what we do in an organization happens through collaborative effort, making the team the most important production unit.

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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.

It’s the People, Stupid!

Lead Change Blog

Want to succeed as a boss? Pay attention to the people around you. Technical skill is important. So is strategy. But you can be the world’s greatest technical expert and have the biggest brain and still fail as a boss if you don’t pay attention to the people. In the end, that’s what it’s all about. People are Not Things. People are not parts. They are not machines. People show up with emotions that affect how they act.

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How to Manage Your Emotions When You Make Leadership Decisions

Let's Grow Leaders

Do you struggle to manage your emotions? You’re not alone. We were speaking to an international gathering of leaders from across Europe when a young man approached the microphone and asked: “How, as a leader, do you keep your personal feelings from […].

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The Best Leadership Books of 2018

Leading Blog

The Mind of the Leader : How to Lead Yourself, Your People, and Your Organization for Extraordinary Results by Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter (Harvard Business Review Press, 2018) The Mind of the Leader offers a radical, yet practical, solution to solve the leadership crisis.

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Truth Matters

Joseph Lalonde

There’s a sad trend happening in the world today. Truth is becoming relative rather than absolute. What is true for one person is not true for another… Or so people are saying. But because someone says truth is relative, does it make it so? No, and you know this.

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How to Build Trust with Your Employees

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss: “I didn’t tell the complete truth, and our relationship hasn’t been the same since.” This may sound like the confession of a person with marital issues, or the breakdown in a long-term friendship. But it’s a quote from a CEO client of ours.

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Recognize Individual Differences in Your Team

Lead Change Blog

“Change is in the air.” I chuckled at the headline in an airline magazine as I planned this article. That’s a constant, as we repeatedly hear that the pace of change will never be slower than it is today. Still, most people struggle with the reality of yet more change on the horizon. The best change leaders recognize the individual differences among their team members as they lead change. They approach each person based on his or her unique personality and preferences.

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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.

The Smartest Way to Ensure Your Leadership Message Sticks

Let's Grow Leaders

Taking your management team out of the field for a leadership offsite or kick-off meeting can be an incredible way to provide clarity around your leadership message, to get everyone focused on what matters most, and to encourage the sharing of best practices. […].

Kings, Cannibals, and Cultural Bias: Overcoming the Limitations of Convention

RapidStart Leadership

A strange encounter between a French king and several cannibals from South America sheds light on cultural bias, and what it takes for leaders to see past the limits of our own experience. Are You Not Amazed? Three cannibals stood before the boy king, and they were puzzled.

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Questions Are the Answer

Leading Blog

A PROBLEM OF OUR TIME—and perhaps every generation—is that we ask the wrong questions. The wrong questions divide us. Great questions break down assumptions and create possibilities. Simply put, better questions give us better answers. It’s all about the question.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Reel Leadership is taking you into a new universe today. We’re bringing you into the Spider-Verse. Yes, the Spider-Verse. What is the Spider-Verse?

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.

How to Use Basic Psychology to Bring in More Customers

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Trust Inspires Growth and Success

Lead Change Blog

Trust inspires excellence. When we trust our team, we elevate their status and inspire them to exceed their own expectations. By trusting others, we can breathe life into them. Expectations and Trust. In 2000, President George W. Bush coined the phrase, “the soft bigotry of low expectations.” He was speaking to the NAACP about discrimination that results when we expect people to do less than their potential.

Frontline Festival: Best of 2018 Edition

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival! This month we are celebrating each blogger’s favorite post of the year (as identified by them). It’s always so much fun to see what emerges as the very best, and which topics rise to […].

Ethical Thinking: 5 Questions to Ask in the New Year

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Each year I raise questions that help leaders stay current as ethical expectations change. Here are 5 new questions to tackle as we head into a New Year. . Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking ethical leader ethical leadership and complexity ethical questions ethics good leadership Leadership

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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.

The Key to Effective Leadership: Mindsets

Leading Blog

W HAT SEPARATES a poor or a good leader from a great leader? Let me make the argument that a primary distinguishing factor is in how leaders see, interpret, and think about the situations that they encounter. To do so, consider four situations leaders can find themselves in: Challenge and failure.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Free Solo

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. On June 3rd, 2017, Alex Honnold did the impossible. Alex free-soloed the 3,000 foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Free-soloing is the climbing of a rock-face without the use of any safety equipment.

Why Are We Always Busy?

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Do You Suffer from a Neglected Organization?

Lead Change Blog

You have a problem. Coworkers come to work, aren’t really involved, and generally feel themselves unappreciated. The work environment is characterized by complaining (especially amongst one another), general negativity, high absenteeism, and a large brain-drain of valuable employees who seek better opportunities elsewhere. And because they’re interesting candidates, they’re the ones who’re easily snapped up by other organizations, leaving you with the leftovers.

The Leader’s 12 Days of Christmas

Kevin Eikenberry

Christmas is almost here. And while you likely won’t go all “12 Days of Christmas” on your team (what would they do with turtle doves anyway?), you might be thinking about what you could give them this holiday season. I have some ideas for you that require no ribbon or […].

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6 Reasons You’re Not Thinking Clearly

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Karen Martin: Ambiguity has become the status quo in most of our organizations. And, it’s the enemy to efficiency, productivity, and a healthy bottom line. Achieving clarity is the only way to defeat this enemy. But getting clear on everything, from why your organization exists and what its priorities are, to how people must operate based on their clearly defined role, requires time and effort.

Five Problems with Virtual Communication & What to Do About It

Leading Blog

E VEN THOUGH WE have entered a new world of virtual communications, we still communicate in real-world ways that don’t always work in the virtual world. We’ve all sent an email or a text where we meant one thing and the recipient took it in a completely different way.

Ignite Your Leadership Expertise

Joseph Lalonde

An Interview With Nathan Magnuson. I was recently able to interview Nathan Magnuson, a friend and fellow blogger. Nathan recently released his first book on Amazon, Ignite Your Leadership Expertise. His insights into leadership and what you can do without a title are inspiring.

4 Business Lessons I Learned from a Snake

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Variety is the Spice of Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Wouldn’t it be great if chocolate was one of the four food groups? Maybe my preference to see that happen (*smile*) is why the topic of 31 flavors keeps popping into how I think about success, civility, inclusion, leadership, and respect. I worked in corporate America for lots of years. When I look back at that time, I see how all the places where I worked managed by one flavor. That flavor was numbers, results, and the bottom line.

How to Make a Memory – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

I’ve gone to a lot of “life events” and experiences and there’s one thing that I see people doing over and over again that not only makes me sad, but also gets in the way of making memories.

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It’s time to pause…

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Today is the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere – the darkest day of the darkest week of the year. It is the moment before the balance shifts and light begins to overtake darkness. There is a brief moment of change, a pause, as the sun changes direction from decrease to increase. This darkest day […]. The post It’s time to pause… appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Leadership Solstice winter solstice

5 Distinguishing Traits of High-Performing Leaders

Leading Blog

W HO WE ARE speaks louder than what we say. Respect for others is the cornerstone of high-performing leaders. Respect is demonstrated daily through skills that we can all learn and make a part of who we are.

5 Ways To Make 2019 Your Best Year Ever

Joseph Lalonde

Can you believe 2019 is just a few, short days away? Neither can I! This past year has flown by and I’m still trying to figure out where it went. While 2018 was great for Pam and me, we never want to sit on our laurels.

Start Strong: Tips for the Young Entrepreneur

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