October, 2019

The Three Greatest Investments A Leader Can Make

Joseph Lalonde

Making money has always fascinated me. Even as I child, I would look for ways to earn extra money. It’s something that has caught my attention and never lost it.

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RIP: Retired in Position

Lead Change Blog

“Retired in position” refers to an unengaged employee, a term which I first heard used by Ken Blanchard. These individuals are just going through the motions, showing up to do the minimum, and would rather be somewhere else. Does this sound familiar? Well, it should. Per Gallup research, an astounding 70 percent of U.S. employees are not showing up to work fully committed to delivering their best performance.

Great Leaders Focus on the Why and the What—Not the How

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Steve Coughran : In my two decades of business experience, I have encountered many different flavors of leadership.

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Does Your Team Have the Same Goals as You?

Lead Change Blog

I’ve noticed lately I no longer enjoy my walks with my rescue pup, Louie. It saddens me to share that publicly, but it is the truth—a truth I had to take time to explore and understand. I love to walk because I enjoy the outdoors and because it’s an excellent way for me to exercise.

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The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.

What Type of Leader Are You?

Rich Gee Group

Too often, we are placed in a situation that requires us to modify our reaction to a person. For example: An associate on our staff who challenges our authority. A client who is very late on their payment. A peer who throws you under the bus in front of your boss.

How to Lead for Results and Stop the Zombie Apocalypse

Let's Grow Leaders

Lead for results and keep the zombies at bay… They’re the phrases that should send a shiver up your spine if you want to lead for results. I’ve heard them from team members in every industry imaginable. You might recognize them: “I’ve […].

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How to Rise Above Pessimism and Lead Optimistically

Leadership Freak

If you’re a pessimist, the only thing worse than dying young is living a long miserable life. Pessimistic leaders focus on faults and weaknesses. Success with people requires optimism.

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What Every Business Leader Needs to Know to Thrive in an Economic Downturn

Leading Blog

A convergence of troubling signs forecast a looming economic downturn. Many believe it’s certain that a recession is pending. Proactive business leaders aren’t worried. They see any economic change as a springboard for profitable growth and competitive advantage.

Lead by Providing Bearing, Room, and Backup

Lead Change Blog

How do you lead your team in today’s organization? The basic premise is: intrinsically motivated team members perform better because they come to work because they want to, not because they have to. So how does your function as leader change as you shift your focus towards this intrinsic motivation? Theunissen and Stubbé (2011) provide an excellent strategy: leading by providing bearing, room, and backup. Bearing is about sketching the direction the team should move in.

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4 Simple Habits for Turning Down the Noise

Leading Blog

W E ARE ALL DISTRACTED, and we are faced with more and more reasons to be distracted. And while some distractions seem to be adding to our life, they are actually undermining our growth. Distractions take us away from what we should be doing and kills our momentum.

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How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

Respect, Interpreted Part 3

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton What exactly does respect look like? It's a question that is difficult to answer, but we need an answer if we are going to be able to help our leadership teams learn how to show it, recognize it, and expect it from others.

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An Easy Way to Check on Your Culture

Let's Grow Leaders

Check your culture by looking at shared resources Is there anything more gross than a neglected break-room microwave oven? If Marvel needs another super-villain, I’d recommend someone spawned from the splatter of last night’s warmed up spaghetti and powered by the fumes […].

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Gemini Man

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Will Smith stars as Henry Brogan and Junior in the new film Gemini Man. Henry is an expert hitman who is being pursued by someone familiar yet unknown to him. This person is Junior, a digitally de-aged Will Smith.

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Five Ways to Reduce Your Distractions at Work

Kevin Eikenberry

You know that distractions at work are a productivity problem, and yet they persist. Perhaps the number of distractions you face may be growing. Let’s take a proactive approach to reducing the number of distractions and improving your productivity, starting today.

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.

Coaching is a Participative Sport

Lead Change Blog

“I didn’t like you much after that,” said a former colleague and now friend as we reminisced about our early days in management. Back then, we were both newly promoted managers working for the same boss. One day, I accidently observed my colleague coaching one of her employees.

First Look: Leadership Books for October 2019

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in October 2019. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases. The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek. Do you know how to play the game you’re in?

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The Smallest Investments that Yield the Biggest Returns

Leadership Freak

If you could improve something that matters to you in three minutes a day would you do it? Small investments make a huge difference. Hugging: We’re doing a hugging experiment in our home.…

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A Case-For-Change Story That Works

Let's Grow Leaders

Today, we’re excited to bring you a guest post by Paul Smith, one of the leading experts in business storytelling. As an experienced leader, no doubt you already tell a few stories. But how do you know you’re telling the right stories? […].

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.

4 Steps To Effectively Train Your Team (Infographic)

Joseph Lalonde

Creating a training plan for your team members can be scary. You will have to spend hours upon hours going over information with your team.

Shifting Your Time Horizon – The Power of Maintaining a Future Focus

Kevin Eikenberry

I love it when one skill or habit creates benefits in multiple ways. If you could build a skill that helped you in strategic thinking, problem solving, and productivity, would you be interested in developing that skill? That skill is maintaining a future focus.

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October 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the October Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of development, engagement, productivity, team building, and more. Communication. Bernd Geropp provided The No1 feedback rule. Bernd shares: “My No 1 feedback tip for constructive and effective criticism: always formulate and view feedback as a personal gift!” ” Find Bernd on Twitter at @moreleadership.

7 Steps to Bulletproof Problem Solving

Leading Blog

T HE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM’S Future of Jobs Report lists complex problem-solving as the number one skill for jobs in 2020. Organizations are looking for people that can define problems and form solid creative responses. Like leaders themselves, good problem solvers are made, not born.

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.

Big Shot, Bureaucrat, or Servant Leader

Leadership Freak

The way you view yourself sets the trajectory of your leadership. You might pressure people into conformity, but that never wins hearts. You must choose between short-sighted coercion and servant leadership.

Rights, Responsibilities and Freedom

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton While some people think of rights, responsibilities and freedom separately, in a compartmentalized way, I believe they cannot be separated. According to John Courtney Murray, freedom was always intended to be grounded in ethical values.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Joseph Lalonde

Stine’s Goosebump book series was once again brought to life in Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween. Once again, an R.L. Stine manuscript wreaks havoc in a small town. This time, the town is Wardenclyffe, New York. The town Nikola Tesla built the Wardenclyffe Tower.

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Why Are Some People So Negative? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

The squeaky wheel gets the oil or so it goes. And while it seems like everyone is so negative these days, that’s not really the case.

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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.

5 Tools To Help You Manage Remote Teams More Effectively

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Ashley Wilson. When your remote staff, managers and other in-house personnel are working well together, they can help you hit your campaign targets and business expansion plans.

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Robert Iger's 20 Leadership Lessons

Leading Blog

R OBERT IGER has worked for the same company for forty-five years: twenty-two of them at ABC, and another twenty-three at Disney, after Disney acquired ABC in 1995—the last fourteen of those years, as the CEO of Disney. He shares it all in The Ride of a Lifetime.

How to Listen – Best Tip Ever

Leadership Freak

If you think listening is easy, you aren’t doing it. Listening is hard: Listening is hard because some people can’t stop talking. Perhaps a talk-timer would help, like a chess timer with a… Continue reading → Humility Listening Leadership Development Questions

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9 Creative Ways to Develop Your Managers

Let's Grow Leaders

You’ve done your talent assessment work, completed the nine-box grid, and now it’s time to create specific plans to develop your managers.

Catalyst Atlanta Leadership Conference 2019 Recap

Joseph Lalonde

It’s hard to believe it’s been a week since the Catalyst Leadership Conference in Atlanta, Georgia happened. This year was the 20th anniversary of the event and it did not disappoint.