December, 2023

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4 Powerful Communication Strategies for an Unpopular Return to Office Decision

Let's Grow Leaders

How Do I Communicate an Unpopular Return to Office Decision #AskingForaFriend? “Hi Karin, we’ve just received word that after much debate and deliberation, there is a company-wide mandate that EVERYONE must return to office at the beginning of the year. I know my team is not a fan (and quite frankly, neither am I). I get the rationale, AND it’s going to make all of our lives a bit harder.

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Championing Change: How Board Chair Coaching Drives Growth

N2Growth Blog

Board Chair Coaching: A Catalyst for Organizational Growth As a firm that works with top executives in some of the world’s largest companies, we have witnessed firsthand the transformative power of board chair coaching in driving organizational growth. The board chair plays a crucial role in shaping the strategic direction of an organization and ensuring its long-term success.

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Develop Your Executive Presence.

Rich Gee Group

"Developing executive presence is like being a swan on a lake: look graceful and composed on the surface, but paddle like crazy underneath!" In the dynamic world of executive leadership, presence, and influence are not just buzzwords but vital ingredients for success. Whether you're an emerging leader or a seasoned executive, mastering these elements can elevate your impact and effectiveness.

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Six Impulses that Sabotage Us

Leading Blog

T HERE are some impulses that do not serve us well, and if we are not careful, they will sabotage what we want and derail us. Les Parrott offers six in 3 Seconds: The Power of Thinking Twice. He claims it only takes three seconds to reconsider your first impulse and transform your life. 1. The Impulse to Give Up Before Trying When faced with a problem that’s seemingly beyond your control, you are sure to feel helpless. if you give in to your first impulse.

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Recruit and Retain New Blue-Collar Talent

Blue-collar jobs have a branding problem. One company, GEON, partnered with Paycor to find the solution. Learn how to attract, engage, and retain blue-collar employees, helping them build meaningful careers – and support your company’s goals.

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Leading For Ethical Performance (Part 3)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton I was driving recently when the car beside me started to veer over into my lane. I was able to avoid an accident, but it made me think about what happens when employees start “crossing the line” in organizations. When someone becomes aware that another employee is doing something that goes against the company’s values, what happens then?

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A Practical Guide To Leaders Prepare For The Next Global Crisis

Tanveer Naseer

If I were to ask your employees if your organization is ready to navigate the next global crisis, what would they say? As much as we’d like to think we’re prepared for whatever crisis comes our way, the pandemic and subsequent global supply chain crises clearly proved many organizations are.

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In the Boardroom: Strategies for Effective Board of Directors Coaching

N2Growth Blog

The Importance of Board of Directors Coaching In today’s fast-paced and complex business landscape, the role of the board of directors has never been more critical. These individuals are entrusted with making strategic decisions that drive the success and sustainability of organizations. However, navigating the intricate dynamics of the boardroom can be challenging, even for seasoned directors.

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If Every Day was New Year’s Day

Leadership Freak

A new year is a new start in your mind. January 1st is like every other day on the calendar. Our ability to make the same thing different is astonishing. You start again on New Year’s Day because you think you can. Perception shapes experience. If every day was New Year's Day.

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Leading Thoughts for December 28, 2023

Leading Blog

I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Scott Weiss on straight talk: “Uncertainty has yet to emerge as a higher-order value or behavior that organizations eagerly reward. It’s much easier to throw up an obfuscating cloud of doublespeak, to offer a glib, condescending sound bite, or even to lie outright than to admit that we simply don’t have the answer.

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Wishing You Hope

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Thank you, friends, for reading and sharing this Blog in 2023. I appreciate all the ways you have helped forward the movement toward authentic ethical leadership. Only by bringing out our best as leaders are we able to bring out the best in those we lead. As we head into this holiday season, I wish you hope. Hope is what keeps us going when problems seem impossible to solve, when time is short, and when solutions are distant.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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How To Train Your Staff To Deliver The Best In-Store Retail Experience

Tanveer Naseer

Now that they can easily benefit from the convenience of online shopping, many customers will turn to e-commerce stores for their purchases. But an equally sizable number will still prefer the warmth and immediacy of physical stores, and will actively shop at brick-and-mortar retail stores if it means that human.

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Navigating Change: How the Holidays Can Help You Be a Better Leader

Let's Grow Leaders

The holiday season gives you a human-centered leadership map for navigating change Is your holiday season a time of celebration? Of bustling end-of-year stress to meet business goals? A time of nostalgia and reflecting on what you appreciate most? Of remembering the traditions, stories, and people you have come before you? A time to connect with friends and family?

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Leadership Refined: The Impact of Executive Management Coaching

N2Growth Blog

The Importance of Executive Management Coaching Today The importance of executive management coaching in today’s volatile business environment cannot be overstated. As companies strive to stay ahead of the curve and maintain a competitive edge, the need for effective leadership at the executive level becomes paramount. Executive coaching provides a unique opportunity for top-level leaders to enhance their skills, gain new perspectives, and unlock their full potential.

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5 Ways to Love Work

Leadership Freak

How can you love work when tomorrow’s storm giggles behind the door? Challenges are unending. Let's stop pretending that hard work is easy. Here are 5 ways to love work.

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5 Ways to Improve DE&I in the Workplace

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical for an organization’s success. And companies that take bold action to help ensure an inclusive workplace will win every time. Discover how your company can create a culture that celebrates DE&I while achieving higher revenue and growth.

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Society Needs a Leadership Paradigm Shift

Leading Blog

T HE contemplation of character has engaged great minds reaching back to Confucius, Aristotle, and Plato. Building on the shoulders of such philosophical giants and the subsequent research over millennia, science has further defined, assessed, and developed the concept of character to apply findings to organizational leadership. But what has become abundantly clear is that disregarding the science of leaders’ character has led to incredible dysfunction for organizations and society as a whole.

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Leading For Ethical Performance (Part 2)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton The components of an ethical leadership performance management system are mutually reinforcing and must be closely aligned. If just one element shown on this graphic is missing, then the rest of the components will not work effectively. For example, clear communication about expected ethical behavior is important, but it isn’t likely to lead to ethical behavior unless you also holding people accountable for meeting the expectations.

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The Power And Necessity Of Celebrating Wins

Tanveer Naseer

“Celebrate what you want to see more of.” – Tom Peters In a world often marked by relentless pursuit and constant challenges, celebrating wins, whether big or small, is not just a momentary pause in the journey but a crucial element in the human experience. It enhances not only personal.

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MIRRORS, WINDOWS, AND A MORE SUCCESSFUL 2024 WITH REFLECTION

Great Results Team Building

Your successful 2024 is about windows and mirrors. Windows are what you are likelyto be concerned with the next month or two. And that isn’t a bad thing. It is only natural to begin to look forward and to direct your focus to the things you anticipate and things you want to accomplish in 2024. We look out windows every day as we consider what might be possible… And as the new year approaches, the tendency is to look ahead.

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No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Drama, End Entitlement and Drive Big Results

Speaker: Cy Wakeman, M.S., CSP, President, Reality-Based Leadership

Most HR leadership philosophies are grounded in two completely faulty assumptions — “change is hard” and “engagement drives results.” Those beliefs have inspired expensive attempts to keep change from being disruptive to employees. What these engagement programs actually do is create and reinforce feelings of victim-hood and leave employees unprepared to adapt to real changes that are necessary for the health and profitability of their enterprises.

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Navigating the Path: What Does a Chief People Officer Really Do?

N2Growth Blog

The role of a Chief People Officer (CPO) in modern organizations is crucial in driving the success of businesses. As the title suggests, the CPO is primarily responsible for overseeing the people aspects of the organization and aligning them with the overall strategic objectives. This executive role focuses on developing and implementing human resources strategies to manage the workforce and create a positive organizational culture.

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How to Avoid the 3 Biggest Mistakes Leaders Don’t Need to Make

Leadership Freak

Mistakes are inevitable, but some are avoidable. The worst mistake is the one you didn’t need to make. I list 3 big mistakes leaders don't need to make. I wonder what you can add.

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Managing Company Culture Anthropologically

Leading Blog

B USINESSES are really bad at establishing an engaging culture. Despite its perceived importance, for the most part, companies have a miserable track record when it comes to managing their people. On the one hand, most CEOs agree with with the statement attributed to Peter Drucker: culture eats strategy for breakfast. Yet, on the other hand, the data shows that following through on this conviction can be elusive.

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Leading For Ethical Performance (Part 1)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Discouraging Unethical Leadership One of the most important responsibilities of the senior leadership team is to discourage unethical behavior and build an ethical culture. Senior leaders need to work together as a team to create an organization where ethical leadership is rewarded and unethical leadership is quickly corrected.

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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.

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Three Buckets of Courage

QAspire

There is no growth without courage. In my career of 25+ years, I had several moments that required me to exhibit courage. I was a functional head in year 2008 when my growth had plateaued. I walked up to my boss and sought his able counsel. He was very clear, “If you want to grow further, you need to demonstrably contribute to topline growth or significantly increase your bottomline impact.

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What Is Crisis Communication? A Best Practices Guide for Leaders

leaderCommunicator

In today’s dynamic business world, all leaders will inevitably face a crisis – or a series of them – at some point in their tenure. Whether it’s big issues or small disruptions, how leaders respond to the situation makes all the difference in securing the company’s reputation and maintaining the confidence and trust of employees. What Is Crisis Communication?

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Amplifying Organizational Excellence: A Dive into Executive Coaching

N2Growth Blog

Harnessing Executive Leadership Team Coaching for Competitive Edge In a business world where the only constant is change, nurturing robust leadership has transcended from being merely advantageous to utterly essential. Navigating through the labyrinth of modern-day challenges mandates a fortified echelon of executive leaders, poised not just to react but to steer organizations toward enduring success proactively.

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How to Deal with 12 Types of Kooky People

Leadership Freak

Kooky people are everywhere. Relocating won’t help. You deal with them till you die. Heck, you might be one. Here are some suggestions for dealing with crazies at work. Including 7 powerful question.

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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 conver

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Visionary Thinking Is a Practiced Skill

Leading Blog

V ISIONARY THINKING is the ability to see the big picture, envision what the future could look like, build a plan to achieve that vision, and lead yourself and others down the path of execution. First, you see things in your mind, and then you work both consciously and subconsciously to make them happen. In my younger years, I had many visions of the ideas, goals, and positions that I wanted to achieve.

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The Most Important Skills for Building and Leading Effective Teams

Lead from Within

Leading teams successfully is important because it enables leaders to achieve the goals and objectives of an organization. When leaders are able to effectively lead their teams, they can foster a positive and productive work environment, and they can maximize the talents and contributions of their employees. But not many leader know how to build effective teams, as a executive leadership coach I coach my clients on the important skills needed to create effective teams, here are my suggestions:

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How to Build Trust: The Trust Triangle

QAspire

Maggi is an iconic Indian brand from Nestlé faced a severe crisis of trust when it was alleged to contain excessive amount of mono-sodium glutamate (MSG) in the spice mix, raising health concerns. This controversy led to a nationwide ban on Maggi in 2015 till further tests cleared the situation. To regain consumer trust, Nestlé initiated an aggressive and transparent consumer connect campaign even during the ban period.

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Executive Assistant Coaching: Elevating Leadership Skills for Success

CO2

The Unseen Backbone of Business Leadership In the dynamic world of business, the role of an Executive Assistant is often the unsung hero in the narrative of leadership success. Far from being mere administrative support, executive assistants are pivotal in driving the strategic agenda , managing critical relationships, and fostering an environment of efficiency and innovation.

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10 HR Metrics to Track in 2024

Discover the power of HR metrics. Master recruiting, control skyrocketing labor costs, and reduce turnover rates. Get insights into key metrics like Time-to-Fill, Cost-per-Hire, and Turnover Rate. Equip your business for success in 2024.