June, 2022

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Jurassic World: Dominion

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The Jurassic World trilogy has ended with the latest entry: Jurrasic World: Dominion. The last film in the series had an interesting premise. We got to see what the world would look like if the genetically brought back dinosaurs lived with humans.

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AI: Where Are We Now? Report via EDUCAUSE

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Managing the ethics of artificial intelligence is only becoming more complex over time, and the stakes are high for finding a path forward. This week I am sharing a special report "AI: Where Are We Now?" published by EDUCAUSE.

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Yet Another Change at Work: How to Help Your Exhausted Team

Let's Grow Leaders

To prevent constant change from taking a toll on your team start with empathy and inclusive conversation. “It’s not that my team’s resistant to change. In fact, it’s the exact opposite.

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Lines for Leaders: “I Kept Right On”

RapidStart Leadership

Something General U.S. Grant learned when he was a Colonel can help us all find the strength to lead our teams in challenging times. The post Lines for Leaders: “I Kept Right On” appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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HR in 2023: Survey Insights and Predictions

Nearly 6,000 people weighed in on the future of HR. Here’s what they said….

Reduce Mass Shootings Through Human Connection

Michael Lee Stallard

The FBI reports that people who become active shooters often feel socially rejected : “Time and again, targeted violence offenders have claimed to be persecuted and alienated from their peers, family and world at large, viewing themselves as outsiders and not part of a larger social network.”

How To Be A Positive Leader In Your Workplace

Tanveer Naseer

Having a role in any type of leadership position is never an easy task. You will always be met with challenges throughout your day and it’s how you react to these changes that define you as a leader. A good leader is exceptional at what they do and they care. Click to continue reading.

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Leadership is Evolving: Why More is Expected Now

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton The definition of "good leadership" is changing over time as people become more aware of the long term impact of poor leadership decisions.

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How Managers (unintentionally) Roadblock an Empowered Team

Let's Grow Leaders

Empowered teams will transform results, solve problems you didn’t know exist, and rapidly respond to change. Most managers will say they want those outcomes and that they believe in an empowered team, but unintentionally prevent their teams from doing their best.

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Your Guide to Implementing the Rockefeller Habits | Rainmaker Group

Sales Wolf Blog

The more measurable a plan is, the better it will be executed. Sales Management Leadership Scaling Up

10 Practical Ways to Create Mutually Beneficial Relationships

Leadership Freak

Winning doesn’t have to be at someone’s expense. Instead of focusing on what you want, focus on how much you can accomplish together. You may be thinking, “If I don’t advocate for myself,… Continue reading → Leading

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.

Employee Development: What Is It And Why It Matters To Your Business

Tanveer Naseer

Entrepreneurs, business executives, supervisors, and human resources personnel spend a great deal of time developing an efficient hiring process to select the best candidates.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Lightyear

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I was excited for the 5th movie in the Toy Story series. While not a Toy Story movie in name, Lightyear tells the origin stories of Buzz Lightyear (Chris Pine) and Zurg (James Brolin). We find out that Buzz Lightyear is based on a movie Andy had seen as a child.

We The People: What We Value

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton As we near the 4th of July, it is a fitting time to remind ourselves of the greater vision for our country. During a tour of the Constitution Center in Philadelphia, I realized that the U.S.

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How to Overcome Proximity Bias for a Better Hybrid Team

Let's Grow Leaders

Avoid the Unconscious Proximity Bias Frustrating Your Hybrid Team. Like most forms of accidental discrimination, proximity bias is tricky. Human-centered managers don’t set out to treat remote workers differently. And yet, it’s easy to screw up in subtle, often unconscious ways.

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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 Reduce Stress and Delegate Leadership on Your Team

Great Results Team Building

Recent research has suggested that 80% of employees feel stressed due to ineffective communication in their organization ( GoRemotely 2020 ). But employees are not the only ones feeling overwhelmed or stressed by their jobs. Leaders and managers in every industry are struggling more with delegation.

The Top 4 Mistakes Busy Leaders Make

Leadership Freak

Mistake #1: Being penny wise and pound foolish. Everything isn’t a crisis, even if you think it is. It’s destructive to allow urgencies to replace priorities. Busyness is no excuse to take your… Continue reading → Leading

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Executive Hiring for a P.E. Portfolio Company – The Unicorn

N2Growth Blog

Part Three – The Challenge of Finding the Unicorn Executive. The third part of this four-part private equity executive hiring series acknowledges the challenge of finding and identifying a ‘unicorn executive’ to lead your portfolio-invested company.

Pay It Forward

Joseph Lalonde

After our Easter Sunday church service, I had the opportunity to talk to a young man I’ve had a few conversations with. I wanted to touch base with him because of something exciting that had happened to him. His band, The American Hotel System, won the opportunity to open for Bon Jovi.

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The First 90 Days: Onboarding Checklist

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

Seeing The Facets of Facts Part 2

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Building on last week's post about Seeing the Facets of Facts, this week I'm digging into the dangers of "Partialized Facts." When I say "Partialized Facts" I refer to treating one perspective on an issue that is only part of the picture as the whole truth. I have seen it happen so many times. It's time to call it what it is. Unethical.

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Leading with the Psychology of Belonging with DDS Dobson-Smith

Let's Grow Leaders

Does your company or organization have trouble attracting and retaining people from diverse and underrepresented communities? Does your organizational culture suffer from low morale, exclusive cliques, or microaggressions you don’t know how to address?

Asking for Input – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

This is the second in a series of videos about reasons we should ask. In the first first video, we talked about asking for learning. In this video, we’re asking for input. Now they may seem similar, because when we ask to learn, we may get input.

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What does “Choose How You Show Up” Really Mean and Who Cares

Leadership Freak

The average leader begins the day stressed. Heart attacks are more likely in the morning and may be connected to adrenaline. Thinking about the next thing while you do this thing means you’ve… Continue reading → Leading

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What Hourly Workers Want More than Money

Attract talented, ambitious people by giving them more control over their lives. Hourly workers want to make their daily lives and financial lives more predictable. Employers can assist by offering early access to pay, flexible scheduling, healthcare assistance, benefits where possible, and paid leave options.

Our Lives Are Like A Movie.

Rich Gee Group

I watched a great analysis of the movie Ex Machina on YouTube the other day, and the narrator spoke about how all character growth in a movie is based on three areas: weakness, need, and desire.

Direction Over Speed

Joseph Lalonde

Speed has been the focus of many leaders. We’ve been pushed to be more efficient, quicker to release, and the first to market. Everything tells us that speed is good. What if I told you this was wrong? What if speed wasn’t as good as we’ve made it out to be?

Seeing the Facets of Facts Part 1

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Most of the time when we answer a question with a single response, that answer is only part of the picture. We have all seen leaders (who may feel a need to appear decisive) answer quickly without thinking through the implications of their response. When this happens, what they share is oversimplified and "partialized," not a relevant or responsible interpretation of the complex issues involved.

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Leading Through Complexity with Everett Harper

Let's Grow Leaders

Have you faced complex problems that require quick decisions in the face of uncertain outcomes? In this episode, CEO, entrepreneur, and strategist Everett Harper delivers a pragmatic take on solving complex problems by making decisions through uncertainty.

5 Reasons People Quit, 10 Ways to Make Them Stay

Learn how to protect your company from The Great Resignation’s turnover epidemic.

Not Every Workday Should Be the Same

Kevin Eikenberry

This might describe you. At the start of 2020, you went to the office every day. In April of that year, you worked from home every day. Now you are, or will be, doing both. Whether you will be in the office most days or at home most days, you need to create the dual […].

4 Ways to Lead with Courage Today

Leadership Freak

Skills are a car without gas. Courage to act is gas. Imagine you learn how to make the best possible decisions. Apart from courage you’re still stuck. Winston Churchill said, “Courage is rightly… Continue reading → Leading

How To Build Your Confidence Right Now

Rich Gee Group

Confidence is a critical part of your success. You'll need it selling, networking, connecting, negotiating, presenting, on projects, team-building, in meetings — I can go on forever. It's a major part of your business life.

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How To Win Customers

Joseph Lalonde

In 1996 the world experienced the 100th Summer Olympics. The venue for the 1996 Summer Olympics could have easily gone to Athens. Because Athens was home to the inaugural edition of the modern Olympics. It would have made sense for the Olympics to happen there.

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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.