September, 2021

The Power of Pressure

Leading Blog

S COTTISH philosopher Thomas Carlyle is said to have written, “No pressure, no diamonds.” And it’s true. We need to rethink how we think of pressure and how we manage it.

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Unpacking the Bags to Leadership

Lead Change Blog

“Please place your carry-on luggage in the storage bins overhead and take your seat. If you have items that will fit under the seats in front of you, please secure them now.”. “As As you enter today, please leave your baggage at home so we can focus on the work ahead.”. These statements may sound familiar regarding baggage. Our first direction is to store the luggage away, and we will deal with it later. However, later is not always what we can do regarding the weight this baggage holds.


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5 Ways to Serve a Stressed Out Team

Nathan Magnuson

Stress and resilience have been my most requested leadership topics for over a year now. Just recently, I received another request. ( You can join this one on 9/23! Leaders want to know: how can I lead my team when they’re at a breaking point?

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Don’t Let Your Ego Undermine Your Leadership

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Ego has a way of undoing even our best intentions as leaders. We have to be aware of our ego and manage it to avoid getting off track.

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The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

Things To Consider While Making Leadership Decisions

Joseph Lalonde

We can make decisions in a vacuum. It is easy to dismiss others around us or their ideas. We do this in our homes. We do it in our businesses. And this hurts our effectiveness. Today, I want us to look at a few things to consider when making leadership decisions. This will help you […].

Big Hammer or Small Blade? What it Really Takes to Achieve Your Goals

RapidStart Leadership

If you want to achieve your goals, take a lesson from this craftsman, who turns chunks of gnarly wood into things of beauty. The post Big Hammer or Small Blade? What it Really Takes to Achieve Your Goals appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Quiet Is The New Superpower: Voices From The Introvert Revolution

Lead Change Blog

Half of the population identify as introverts; however, many workplaces are stuck in traditional, extrovert-centric cultures that reward people for speaking up publicly, expect them to log face time, and employ hiring and promotion practices rooted in the past.

4 Tips for Improving Work/Life Balance

Career Advancement

“We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” ” ~ Arianna Huffington.

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Seeing Past Our Point of View

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Have you noticed the steady increase in the complexity of navigating our daily lives? It feels like we have too many choices, too much information, and not enough time.

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The Year Of Continued Fatigue

Joseph Lalonde

2020 was the year of COVID-19. I believe it was also the year of fatigue. So many leaders have been challenged, beat down, and talked down to because of the COVID-19 virus. They’ve become beat-up, worn-down versions of their old selves. Then comes the year 2021.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

Adam Bryant On The Challenges Leaders Need To Master To Succeed At Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

If you enjoy reading interviews of CEOs sharing what shapes their understanding and approach to leadership, chances are you’ve probably read one of the over 500 interviews Adam Bryant wrote for his popular New York Times column, “Corner Office”.

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A Minute to Think

Leading Blog

W E ALL NEED white space – open, unassigned time. We need it for better relationships, mental health, and better productivity. Juliet Funt writes in A Minute to Think , “without space, we can’t sustain ourselves.” It is the missing element in our lives, and we need to get it back.

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The Creative Mindset

Lead Change Blog

Everything that society has called innovative is the direct result of the personal creativity of individuals. And, it’s no surprise that organizations today want to harness that type of creativity and innovation in their employees. But, it’s time to rethink the way we make innovation happen.

4 Tips for Improving Work/Life Balance

Career Advancement

“We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” ” ~ Arianna Huffington.

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How to Write OKRs: 45 Effective Examples

Many companies are embracing objectives and key results (OKRs) as the best practice for committing to goals and following through. Objectives are outcomes that reflect current company priorities. Each employee should write OKRs that roll up to larger company goals.

How to Build a Better Network of Peer Relationships

Let's Grow Leaders

Don’t Overlook The Importance of Peers in Your Network of Strategic Advisors. When it comes to building a network of strategic advisors, it’s natural to look to people with more position power, access, and influence as your primary go-to’s.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Dynasty Warriors

Joseph Lalonde

I was a huge fan of the Playstation 2 video game Dynasty Warriors 2. Hearing that Netflix had released a movie based on the series, my interest was piqued. I was excited to watch a video game from my youth transition to a live-action movie. Dynasty Warriors began with an epic battle.

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Company Culture – A Leadership Priority In The Post-Pandemic World Of Work

Tanveer Naseer

Even as variants maintain their grip and the global pandemic continues, the global economy shows signs of significant recovery. And yet, many companies can’t seem to find enough employees to make their corporate recovery a success. Some industries, of course, have been hit harder than others.

What Does Equitable Leadership Look Like?

Leading Blog

D URING the pandemic, one of us became a bit of a Star Trek fan.

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

6 Tips for Better Problem Solving

Lead Change Blog

Problem-solving is a natural and important part of business. We say we start with facts, but we don’t. We start with opinions, and the opinions influence what facts we discover. Effective problem-solving uses two kinds of thinking. Divergent thinking seeks out as many options as possible. Convergent thinking selects one option to pursue. Here are six tips for better problem-solving. Get The Story of The Problem. Take notes as someone offers the story of the problem.

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Leaders: Practice Perspective Shifting

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Perspective shifting is a hot topic now for a very good reason. We're in a time when conversation can quickly become divisive, with otherwise friendly people choosing sides and ostracizing former friends and family members.

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7 Reasons Your Feedback is Being Ignored

Let's Grow Leaders

Start with yourself to ensure everyone can receive feedback. It’s a frustration we hear all the time. “My people aren’t coachable. They’re defensive. It’s like they have a wall and just won’t listen.” ” We get it.

25 Simple Pleasures For Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

As I started a recent Friday, I began to think about the simple pleasures in life. These are the things that are so easy to overlook that we take them for granted. My typical Friday has looked something like this: An early morning chat with a band of brothers A quick trip to Aldea, a […].

12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

Are We Forgetting What The Real Purpose Of Leadership Is?

Tanveer Naseer

It seems like every day there’s a new article tackling the issue of work from home (WFH), either focusing on leaders and their organizations who are embracing this new approach to work, or those who insist the only way forward is for all employees to return back to the office.

Leading Thoughts for September 9, 2021

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.

September 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the September 2021 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Communication. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided What Not To Say When You’re Mad. Marcia shares: “ When you are stressed or irritated, you might sabotage your conversations with one word or phrase.

Different Perspectives (They’re Not a Threat)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Differences of opinion can be inconvenient and uncomfortable. We may be in a discussion with someone who has very different views from ours on a topic of great importance to us. How we handle it shows others the inner workings of our character.

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The Power of Conversation Intelligence

This eBook will answer all your questions and more on Conversation Intelligence (CI) by providing a complete overview and its need in Revenue organizations - delivering impact from your Sales Development Representatives all the way to the C-Suite.

Don’t Let These Three Common Mistakes Undermine Your Leadership Presence

Let's Grow Leaders

Overused assets can ruin a positive leadership presence. You work hard to set a positive example for your team. You care about success, and you want your people to succeed. You’ve clarified what matters most and you’re committed to accountability. You’re intentional about your culture.

The Hard Work Of Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

From the outside world, leadership can look easy. People may see leaders as having the cush job. They get a corner office, they don’t have set office hours, or they get to make all the rules. These things sound great. Sometimes, they are.

Getting The Right Talent: Eight Benefits Of Building An Effective Project Team

Tanveer Naseer

Business success depends not only on strategy, planning, and capital investment. A carefully selected team of employees and well-functioning business processes play a leading role. Every leader’s dream is to create a mechanism that works like a Swiss watch and requires minimal intervention.

LeadershipNow 140: September 2021 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from September 2021 that you don't want to miss: The Person I Drive Craziest in Leadership by @RonEdmondson. 4 Effective and Easy Ways To Relieve Stress At Work by @LaRaeQuy. Got a Problem? Think Like a Designer via @StanfordGSB.

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The First 90 Days: Onboarding Checklist

Connect with your people from day one with this development and engagement checklist.