November, 2019

How to Become a Better Mentor

Career Advancement

“One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.” — John C.

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Do You Adjust To Poor Behavior?

Lead Change Blog

Recently, I watched a neighbor drive her car to an empty parking lot in our condo complex. She parked, then proceeded to get her dog out of the passenger side and walk around the grassy area right next to the parking lot. She strolled with the dog for quite awhile until the dog did its business, and they got back in the car and drove to her condo. I thought this was very strange behavior. After all, the woman lives in this same complex.

Empathy-Driven Leadership: How to Be Compassionately Competitive in a For-Profit World

Leading Blog

E MPATHY? Isn’t that for directors of nonprofits and starry-eyed Millennial entrepreneurs with idealistic dreams? What good is empathy in an uber-competitive, saturated marketplace where leaders need to capitalize on every opportunity to stand out?

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How Do You Create Buy-In and Get People To Go All-In On ANY Team?

Great Results Team Building

One of the great challenges of teammates who care or team leaders who are struggling to inspire commitment is the question.

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.

The Two Biggest Lies Leaders Believe

Leadership Freak

Teams suffer when leaders believe lies. Most people won’t speak up when you’re convinced lies are truths. The worst lies leaders believe are the ones they tell themselves.

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5 Reasons Why We Want Learning and Not “Right Answers”

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Often when we test our purpose is to assess progress toward learning objectives. But there's an inherent problems with over-testing or focusing too much on test scores. Testing can de-motivate learners.

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The Leadership Eye Test: A Simple Checkup for Your Team’s Health

RapidStart Leadership

A leadership "eye" test may be just the thing we need to make sure the long-term health of our team is not in danger; here's a simple way to get a checkup. The post The Leadership Eye Test: A Simple Checkup for Your Team’s Health appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Leadership and Self-Awareness: Insights from Tasha Eurich

QAspire

In the spirit of “slow learning”, I have been using my commute and travel time to listen to selected podcasts where thought-leaders and doers from different disciplines share their nuanced insight on what it means to lead, learn and change in a new world of work.

Hiring for Cultural Fit

Leading Blog

O RGANIZATIONS OFTEN TALK about hiring for cultural fit, yet very few of them know how to do it well. This is mostly because they haven’t taken the time to define their culture and, therefore, there’s nothing to hire against or fit into.

Army Of One Or A Fireteam?

Joseph Lalonde

I vividly remember the old Army slogan: Be all that you can be. The Army slogan then changed to: An Army Of One. The Army Of One slogan never sat well with me. Sure, it sounds great to someone who wants to be free and on their own. They can be their own army.

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.

How to Ditch Performance Reviews

Lead Change Blog

Are annual performance reviews necessary? A recent study shows that 90% of HR professionals don’t think performance appraisals are accurate or effective in improving productivity. If that’s the case, why do we still do them?

How Are You Using Your Influence?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton With leadership responsibility comes a certain amount of influence. We can impact how people think. We can advise them on the choices they make and invite them to follow our lead. Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts.

Small Acts of Leadership: 50 Ways to Become More Influential

RapidStart Leadership

Opportunities to influence others are all around us; it's the small acts of leadership that can have the biggest impact; here are 50 ways to get started. The post Small Acts of Leadership: 50 Ways to Become More Influential appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

How to Create Shared Values That Guide Your Team to Greater Heights

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

When a team identifies and commits to living shared values, there is a deeper level of trust, better problem-solving and increased collaboration. Here are seven guidelines to help you identify and live team values that increase performance and trust.

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.

Is a Lack of Intentionality Holding You Back?

Leading Blog

W HAT ARE the defining characteristics of successful leadership? Mark Sanborn identifies them as clarity and intentionality in The Intention Imperative. Clarity, he says, “tells you where you’re headed” and intentionality is “the consistent action you’ll take to get there.”.

Things Are Changing, Changing, Changing

Joseph Lalonde

Leading Through Change. Yup, you heard me right. Things Are Changing, Changing, Changing… On this blog. In your world. Everywhere around you. Change is constantly happening. You cannot stop change. You can only try to hold off change for so long before it overcomes you. That’s okay.

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Focusing on “We” Instead of “Me”

Lead Change Blog

Getting your first leadership role is exciting, isn’t it? There’s the office with your name on the door. Being invited to meetings once closed off and mysterious. Getting to make the big decisions. People asking for your advice. Heady stuff that sends the wrong message to people who think being a leader is all about them. Being a leader is a little bit about you, but mostly it’s all about others.

How to Maintain a Future Focus

Kevin Eikenberry

If you don’t know where you are going, how will you get there? That is the idea behind many efforts at goal setting. Undoubtedly, we must know where we want to go.

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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.

Avoid These Infuriating Phrases in End-of-Year Feedback

Let's Grow Leaders

For most managers, the only thing they dread more than going to their own end-of-year performance appraisal is holding end-of-year feedback discussions with their team. Because the performance appraisal system is unnatural by design. Imagine if we burdened our home relationships […].

The End of Ethical Compartmentalization

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton That Was Then What people did in their spare time used to be private, allowing them to assume varying personas in their different roles. Someone could be buttoned up and ethical at work, but make really bad decisions elsewhere.

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The Relationship Economy

Leading Blog

T HE ONE SKILL that matters more than any other in leadership and life is the ability to connect with others. We generally learn this through example, but if those we emulated didn’t know how to do it (or its importance), we are at a disadvantage.

Helping Your Team Navigate Changes

Joseph Lalonde

Leading Through Change. Change will not only impact you. Your team will be impacted by changes in their lives and in your organization. Are you prepared to help navigate them through the changes they will face? You better.

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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.

Leadership Lessons from Great Teachers

Lead Change Blog

Master Teacher Wardie Sanders recently retired after teaching history for years at Hartsville High School. There are a lot of great teachers in schools all around the country who are only known to other teachers and in their own community. The news media are more likely to devote time to a violent crime or devastating fire than to the everyday work of great teachers. Wardie was an exception. In November 2015, the New York Times featured an article headlined The Art of the Thanksgiving Table.

Leadership is a Balancing Act

Kevin Eikenberry

If you have ever tried to walk more than a step or two on something narrow, you know that your balance is the most important factor for your success. Lean too far in either direction and you will fall.

How to Find Thanks and Gratitude

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

The benefits of gratitude are indisputable. Grateful people experience more positive emotions, feel more alive, sleep better and even have stronger immune systems according to numerous research studies. However, It’s not always easy to find thanks and gratitude.

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How to Encourage Your Team When Results are Disappointing

Let's Grow Leaders

What do you do when everyone gets an “A” for effort, but the results are disappointing? How do you encourage your team while building a recovery plan? 6 Ways to Encourage Your Team When Results Are Disappointing It’s easy to lead when […].

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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.

8 Leadership Principles to Elevate Others to Success

Leading Blog

L EADERSHIP, says John Eades, is “inspiring, empowering, and service in order to elevate others over an extended period of time.” In Building the Best he tells how to do just that. To that end he presents 8 practical principles you can use to elevate others.

What To Do With Change

Joseph Lalonde

Leading Through Change. Change… The one thing that never changes. You can always expect there to be change in your life and leadership. Change is a constant. You’re not going to escape from it though many people try to avoid change. This brings up a valid question about change.

Managing Irrational Colleagues

Lead Change Blog

When was the last time a colleague said something so ridiculously irrational that it made your jaw drop? A four-year study by LeadershipIQ.com found that 23 percent of CEOs were fired for denying reality , meaning refusing to recognize negative facts about his or her organization’s performance. We typically respond when people deny reality by confronting them with the facts and arguments. But research suggests that’s exactly the wrong thing to do.

What is Duality?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton What is Duality? What is duality? This is a tricky question, because the answer depends on your perspective and why you're asking. Each discipline answers the question from a different angle. This post samples the varying disciplinary perspectives on duality.

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4 Things Leaders Can Do to Combat Burnout

Tanveer Naseer

Burnout is a big problem. But it’s only in recent times that we’re coming to realise just HOW big. A recent Gallup study found that 23 percent of nearly 7,500 full-time employees reported feeling burned out at work very often or always, while an additional 44 percent reported feeling burned.

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