May, 2019

A Surprising Example Of Why You Don’t Need A Title To Effectively Lead Others

Tanveer Naseer

If I were to ask you to think of a leader in today’s organizations, I’m sure many of you will think of people who carry titles like CEO, President, Director, Vice-President and so forth. Of course, the simple truth of the matter is one doesn’t need a title to be. Click to continue reading. Leadership Recent Posts authority collaboration focus leadership opportunities

Planning to Be Lucky: Are We Betting on the Wrong Thing?

RapidStart Leadership

Can we really plan to be lucky? He said, “Luck is the residue of design.” Who was it, and what did he mean? And more importantly, how can we put his idea to work so that the lucky breaks come when we roll the dice? All that and more in … Planning to Be Lucky: Are We Betting on the Wrong Thing?

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The Exciting Leadership Results of Trying Something New

Let's Grow Leaders

When was the last time you tried something new? Last week I did something that scared me. I was trying something new to me – that people in 31% of the world’s countries take for granted. I drove on the left side of the […].

The Art of Servant Leadership

Lead Change Blog

By integrating the servant-led paradigm into their inner lives and professional thinking, today’s leaders can revolutionize heartless corporate strategies that reward the few at the expense of the many.

Great Leaders Have No Rules

Leading Blog

T HERE ARE well-intentioned behaviors and assumptions about leadership that we have accepted over the years that really don’t serve us well. Kevin Kruse has identified ten such assumptions and provided effective counter-thinking in Great Leaders Have No Rules.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From John Wick 3: Parabellum

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. It all started with a dog. A dog that was slain by someone attacking John Wick (Keanu Reeves) and his home. Now, we’re three films into the John Wick franchise and it only keeps getting better.

Sage Advice For The First-Time Leader

Terry Starbucker

Dear First-Time Leader: Congratulations! You’ve just been given a fantastic opportunity. But before you dive in, I’d like to pass along a little sage advice. I remember my first day as a leader, 35 years ago.

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10 Exceptional Strategies For Extraordinary Executives

N2Growth Blog

Most extraordinary executives would agree that business practices evolve over time, and our experiences turn into knowledge. My such experience has inspired this article, 10 exceptional strategies for extraordinary executives. As a coach, my goal is always to see my client succeed.

The Disciplined Leader

Lead Change Blog

What do the best leaders have in common? As author of The Disciplined Leader and President of Management Action Programs, Inc. MAP), John Manning should know.

Cascades: 6 Principles for Creating Transformational Change

Leading Blog

T HE NATURE OF POWER has shifted from top-down to the center of networks. Networks are key to understanding how to create transformational change.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Aladdin

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I can show you the world Shining, shimmering splendid Tell me, princess, now when did You last let your heart decide? These lyrics defined a generation much like “Do you want to build a snowman? Or ride our bike around the halls?

How to Hold a Better Mid-Year Performance Review

Let's Grow Leaders

Tempted to skip the mid-year review this year, particularly with your high-performers? Read this first. Mid-Year Performance Reviews are the Half-Time Huddle of Business. Imagine you’re coaching your son’s football team. They’re up by 7. What do you say at half-time?

Uncomfortable Learning

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher ThorntonI'm generally a fan of uncomfortable learning. I believe that "uncomfortable" is sometimes a necessary part of the natural processes of learning and growth.

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The Journey of Servant Leadership: Iron Sharpens Iron

N2Growth Blog

Each day I reflecting upon the journey of servant leadership , what I now define as “relational leadership”. Although I certainly do not intend to make this a post with any religious overtones, I’ve found the bible has an amazing quote that shapes my thinking on this topic.

May 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the May Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, team building, and more. Communication. Lisa Kohn of Thoughtful Leaders Blog contributed Silent and listen have a lot in common besides six letters.

Business Lessons from the Top 0.01%

Leading Blog

M ORE THAN 400 climbers have reached the summit of Mount Everest. There are currently 2450 active Navy Seals. 536 astronauts have journeyed into outer space. But since 1946, only 257 pilots have flown as Blue Angels. In other words, 0.01% of all U.S.

The Damage To Your Reputation From Not Speaking Up

Joseph Lalonde

The Speak Up! Series. By not speaking up, you’re sending a crystal clear message to those you’re leading and those you’re influencing. You’re sending a message that your voice doesn’t matter. This may seem crazy to you but it is true.

The Painful Truth About Procrastination

Kevin Eikenberry

Procrastination. If you were to tell me you’ve never done it, I would question other things you say too. Granted, not everyone procrastinates in the same way or to the same degree. Yet procrastination is something everyone does.

How Is Critical Thinking Different From Ethical Thinking?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher ThorntonEthical thinking and critical thinking are both important and it helps to understand how we need to use them together to make decisions. .

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PR Strategy Session: 6 PR Types to Leverage in Your PR Outreach

Women on Business

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Hitting Workplace Conflict Head-on

Lead Change Blog

“For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interactions, conflict, argument, debate.” — Margaret Heffernan. Do you remember the last time you avoided getting into an argument with your boss or your coworker? You were probably trying to maintain harmony and relationship. That is what many of us do when we try to avoid conflict. VitalSmarts’ research reveals that employees waste an average of $1500 and an 8-hour workday for every crucial conversation that they avoid.

Do You Need an Attitude Adjustment?

Leading Blog

H AVING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE is a critical element of leadership. To some, this comes naturally. Others must constantly work on it. Since my earliest memory, I have had the sense that anything worth doing… worth pursuing… must be passionately pursued. A positive attitude naturally follows.

The Benefits Of Speaking Up

Joseph Lalonde

The Speak Up! Series. There you sit. Your head is down and you’re not offering your opinion. You’re quiet and waiting for the meeting to be over. You have this nagging feeling you should speak up. You believe you have something to offer. Yet, you just can’t speak up.

5 Mistakes that Will Derail Your Credibility as a Project Manager

Let's Grow Leaders

Whether you’re a professional PMI certified project manager or juggling projects on top of your day job, you know your credibility matters — a lot. Even if you’ve got everything under control, one simple mistake can cause a cascade of doubt that […].

Four Keys to Leading, Not Just Managing, Change

Kevin Eikenberry

Change is the currency of leadership. Stated another way, if leading change isn’t part of your skillset, you will never be the leader you could be. Yet far more is written about managing change than leading change.

The Most Engaging Way to Market Your Brand

Women on Business

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Daily Gratitude

Lead Change Blog

Gratitude is about attitude. It is the mindset you wake up with every morning and it guides your outlook on the world. I make a conscious effort to be positive and thankful for what I have. Gratitude is a conscious choice. It doesn’t just happen. You have to think and act on it. You have to take stock of your life and appreciate all the wonderful things in it. The alternative is to focus on what is not going right, which produces a gloomy outlook and attitude.

The Three Types of Workplace Courage

Leading Blog

C OURAGE IS THE FIRST VIRTUE of organizational performance. Consider, for example, all the other concepts that courage connects to in workplace settings. Leadership takes courage because it requires making bold decisions that some people won’t agree with or support.

How To Become A Better Decision Maker

Joseph Lalonde

Decisions are a part of all of our lives. Even our furry companions make decisions. I know Lok, my Vizsla, does. He can choose to listen to my commands. He can choose to obey and be rewarded.

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Shallow Thinking

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher ThorntonThe question of the day is "How does "shallow thinking" leads to ethical mistakes?" By shallow thinking, I mean thinking that is limited in breadth and depth. Think about taking a stroll on the beach as you read the characteristics of shallow thinking below.

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Is it a Strength or a Weakness?

Kevin Eikenberry

There is much talk about strengths and how we should play to them. The wisdom is learn about your strengths, and once you know them and use them, you will become more effective. This is a fine approach, and while I agree with it in general, there is a problem. A problem that might be […].

One Huge Leadership Secret to Get Innovative Ideas You Need

Let's Grow Leaders

Get innovative ideas by asking for what you need. They’re just not thinking about the things that make a difference. I keep getting ideas about how to arrange the office when we’ve got big issues to deal with–like how we keep our […].

What Lies Behind Our Fear?

Lead Change Blog

One thing I’ve learned about rescue dogs—they come with a lot of baggage. Not unlike every single one of us reading this blog. Since I’ve adopted Louie over five years ago, one thing remains constant: fear is his one of his top issues.

Stop Getting the Wrong Things Done

Leading Blog

T HERE IS a counterintuitive mindset behind Michael Hyatt’s productivity system. Productivity is not about doing more faster. Rather it’s about achieving more by doing less as a result of focusing on getting the right things done. It’s about what you are not doing.

Why Good Leaders Speak Up

Joseph Lalonde

The Speak Up! Series. Have you ever been in a situation where a bad leader spoke up? He shared a vision isolated to himself. Or he chose to single out one employee and berate him. Bad leaders tend to speak up when something is wrong.

The Long and Short of an Effective Employee Development Program

Women on Business

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The Unspoken Role of Confidence in Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Karen J. Hewitt: Leadership is one of the most regularly used words in the world of business, and arguably one of the most important. But what does it really mean, and is it delivering what it promises in organisations?