April, 2023

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7 Habits of Highly Successful Busy Leaders

Lead from Within

As an executive leadership coach, I’ve worked with many busy professionals who are looking to improve their leadership skills. Through my experience, I’ve identified seven habits that are common among highly successful busy leaders. If you’re a busy professional looking to improve your leadership abilities, consider incorporating these habits into your daily routine: Prioritize: Successful busy leaders know how to prioritize their tasks and responsibilities.

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The #1 Quality of Leaders Who Inspire Us

Leadership Freak

Inspirational leaders enable people to become their best selves. Image of a colorful bird.

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How To Influence a Know-it-All at Work (Powerful Phrases For More Confidence)

Let's Grow Leaders

Show Up With More Confidence, Find Your Voice, AND Leverage Their Expertise, If you’re choosing to read this, we know you know the type. The dude who thinks they know-it-all, and doesn’t hesitate to pontificate, question, and debate everything. They offer unsolicited advice or undesired help. These characters make you want to scream “stay in your lane!

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Grace Under Pressure

Leading Blog

R EMAINING clam in moments of urgency when things are coming apart at the seams is the subject of Grace Under Pressure: Leading Through Change and Crisis by John Baldoni. Good leaders do three things, writes Baldoni. One, they take care of their people. Two, they take care of themselves. And three, they prepare for the future. What pulls them all together is grace.

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How HR Can Create a Culture of Feedback

Employees want meaningful feedback. Without it, 98% disengage from their work (Zippia). But do your managers know how to support them? Use this Quick Start Guide to get the conversation started. Your workers don’t just want jobs; they want careers. Invest in your team by giving them meaningful feedback. 65% of employees want more feedback (Zippia). Workers who get daily feedback are 3x more engaged (Clear Company).

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What’s the Difference? Is It Fake News or Misinformation?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Most people are concerned about how much information that is "out there" isn't true. And UPenn found that "misinformation works much more easily than the efforts to undo it. Their data revealed that misinformation is almost always accepted as fact — a staggering 99.6% of the time — whereas attempts to correct it succeed only in only 83% of cases.

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What Does It Take To Lead In Today’s Evolving Workplaces | Leadership Espresso Shot 38

Tanveer Naseer

Over the past several months, I’ve noticed the rise of two troubling trends in the leadership space. While much of the focus these days is on the exponential rise and growth of AI, these other two trends will certainly play a bigger role in determining the kind of impact leaders will have on their organizations in the months and years ahead, and no doubt with it, how to address the current transformation to the way we work.

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7 Indignities of Youth

Leadership Freak

Elders flaunt the indignities of their youth to validate their superiority to younger generations. 50 years ago you could listen to your neighbors’ phone conversations on the party line.

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Workplace Culture: How to Leverage Innovation No AI Bot Can Replace

Let's Grow Leaders

The Power of Workplace Culture in an AI Universe: A virtual conversation about Empathy and Innovation Note: This article on Workplace Culture is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of our book, Courageous Culture: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, and Customer Advocates. And, for grins and remarkably accurate insights, ChatGPT weighs in with commentary at the end.

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Is Your Workplace Plagued by Disrespect? Take This Step to Disarm It

Leading Blog

N AME-CALLING. Stereotyping. Micromanaging. Foul language. Is your workplace a hotbed of disrespect—and are productivity and collaboration tanking because of it? When co-workers, managers, and their subordinates lose respect for one another, it negatively impacts their work and the work of the people around them. Some organizations respond with well-meaning exhortations to “just get along,” or they encourage private chats with human resources or senior management.

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What Drives Our Thinking?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton When we talk about "ethical leadership" we are talking about the intersection of multiple connected variables that affect our choices. We choose our approach based on a number of variables that are influenced by our level of learning, growth and experience. Here are some of the variables (which may be influenced by learning and development) that converge to define our sense of what "ethical leadership" includes.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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9 Things Needed For A Remote Setup

Tanveer Naseer

As more workers and businesses, as a whole, look to adopt a remote work setting, it’s important that everyone is aware of the tools needed to achieve success. If utilized right, employees and businesses will be able to use these tools to bring about success. In this article, we’ll cover.

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The April 2023 Leadership Development Carnival

Great Results Team Building

Great Results Teambuilding is the home of the April 2023 Leadership Development Carnival… And it is an honor to host this impressive version of monthly curated articles with insights that will equip you to become a more effective leader! I’m excited to share this collection of 27 posts submitted by world-class authors and leadership experts on the topics of communication , inspriation , development , and engagement.

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My Wife Fixed Our Toilet Handle with a Paper Clip

Leadership Freak

My wife fixed our toilet handle with a paper clip. It broke again the next morning, so I lifted the tank lid and pulled the chain. Then I went to the gym.

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5 Authentic Ways to Gain Your Employees’ Respect

Lead from Within

As a leader, gaining the respect of your employees is essential for building a positive and productive work environment. By spelling out the word respect, we can use this framework to guide our actions and behaviors as we work to earn the respect of our team. Here are seven authentic ways to earn the respect of your employees: R emember basic kindness : Small acts of kindness can go a long way in building trust and respect among your employees.

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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.

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Wonderhell: Why Success Doesn’t Feel Like It Should

Leading Blog

S UCCESS is not a destination but a journey. And each achievement opens yet another door to our potential. The achievement feels wonderful, but just when we thought we reached to top, we feel the burden of the invitation to take another step into our newfound potential. We’re in what Laura Gassner Otting identifies as Wonderhell. Wonderhell is that place between who you are and who you are becoming.

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Break the Model! How Challenging Status Quo Makes Lasting Impact

Mills Scofield

shutterstock I want to share the amazing work of Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio*. They are the epitome of how to create an amazing strategic plan that achieves their mission and vision in innovative ways will (hopefully) make them no longer needed. This is not about virtue signaling, but rather my admiration and respect for their foresightful planning , impact, and gratitude for their CEO, Julie Chase-Morefield and team.

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Dr. Tina Opie | Using Shared Sisterhood To Overcome Racial and Gender Inequality

Tanveer Naseer

After the murder of George Floyd, the world seemed to rise up collectively to demand an end to racial inequality. And while many organizations openly spoke about commitments to improve racial and gender equality within their workforce, the situation hasn’t improved. In fact, in some cases, it’s actually gotten worse. So how do we move past performative efforts to genuine action to overcome persisting racial and gender inequalities in today’s workplaces?

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6 Communication Skills Every Manager Should Master

leaderCommunicator

If you spend any time with managers these days, you’ll notice one theme quite quickly: the post-pandemic work world has them feeling overwhelmed. Many managers are unprepared to communicate about complex and sensitive topics, such as business uncertainty and changing customer needs, remote vs. in-office decisions, changes in strategy, restructures and layoffs, people and workplace culture issues, growing demands to do more with less, the need for greater speed and agility, and leading through ch

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No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Drama, End Entitlement and Drive Big Results

Speaker: Cy Wakeman, M.S., CSP, President, Reality-Based Leadership

Most HR leadership philosophies are grounded in two completely faulty assumptions — “change is hard” and “engagement drives results.” Those beliefs have inspired expensive attempts to keep change from being disruptive to employees. What these engagement programs actually do is create and reinforce feelings of victim-hood and leave employees unprepared to adapt to real changes that are necessary for the health and profitability of their enterprises.

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Your Brand vs. Your Consulting Firm’s Brand. Which Should Win?

David A Fields

A senior colleague at your consulting firm keynotes Cacao Jam, the cacao dessert industry’s annual conference. As she wraps up her inspiring tale of the modern workplace melting pot, the audience rises to its feet. She basks in the thunderous applause and the glow of the spotlight framing her against the chocolatey brown backdrop. You … Continued The post Your Brand vs.

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How Some Leaders Are Out of Touch With Their Employees

Lead from Within

As an executive leadership coach, I’ve observed that some leaders struggle to connect with their employees and seem out of touch with their needs and concerns. This can lead to low morale, poor communication, and ultimately, a negative impact on the organization’s success. Here are six ways that some leaders are out of touch with their employees: Lack of presence: Leaders are out of touch with their employees because they are not accessible or available.

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A Cure for the Common Company

Leading Blog

I T SHOULD go without saying that the health and well-being of employees have a direct impact on the success of an organization. Yet, it is unusual for an organization to put it on the high-priority list along with profitability and customer service. The solution is to build it into the culture of the organization. Willpower alone won’t do it. Chief Medical Director of Employee Health and Well-Being at John Hopkins Medicine, Richard Safeer, provides six building blocks to do that in A Cure for t

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Why The IEP Method® is the Leadership Framework Needed to Make an Impact

Anese Cavanaugh

We've recently returned after several weeks on the road bringing our Positive Energy Workplace Initiative™ and IEP Method offerings to a variety of rooms — from group trainings for a Fortune 50 client, to mastermind sessions with former ACI clients, and finishing up with a keynote session for procurement leaders. (View the timestamped transcript of this video here) Here are some common things we heard: “Why should I care about how I show up?

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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.

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8 Effective Ways To Save Time In Business Without Compromising On Quality

Tanveer Naseer

If you were to ask any business owner what they could do more of having in the working day, it would be time. Unfortunately, we’ve only got so many hours to get projects and tasks done. For those who run a small ship, all the duties and responsibilities in your.

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Communication Takeaways from the 2023 Page Spring Seminar, Influence at Work

leaderCommunicator

Last week, our team attended the Spring Seminar hosted by the Arthur W. Page Society – whose mission is to strengthen the enterprise leadership role of the chief communications officer by embracing the highest professional standards, advancing the way communications is understood, practiced and taught, and providing a collegial and dynamic learning environment.

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Are Your Clients Resistant or Just Confused? [Consulting Essentials]

David A Fields

Consultants frequently (and unknowingly) mishandle proposal discussions with prospective clients. As a result, they take on projects that were improperly scoped. Or they set their consulting firm up to disappoint the client, leave opportunities on the table or, in some cases, lose promising engagements. Imagine you submitted a proposal to Sara Noé, CEO of Bean-Free … Continued The post Are Your Clients Resistant or Just Confused?

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Unlocking the Secrets of Effective One-on-One Meetings

Lead from Within

One-on-one meetings are a crucial tool for leaders to connect with their employees and provide support, guidance, and feedback. If done effectively, these meetings can lead to increased productivity, engagement, and retention. Here are seven keys to unlocking the secrets of effective one-on-one meetings: Prepare before the meeting: Before any meeting, take some time to review the employee’s work and performance.

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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 conver

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Leading Thoughts for April 27, 2023

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. INSEAD professor Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries on wisdom: “Wise people recognize that life moves with an ebb and a flow. There will be highs and lows and there will be peaks and valleys. Life is never going to be an easy ride, but during this journey that is your life there can be discovery, change and growth if that is what you seek.

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Do Unusual Workplaces Spur Creativity?

The Horizons Tracker

In our post-pandemic world, there is a growing desire for “third places” that facilitate remote working but aren’t our actual homes. As with many things Covid-related, this is a continuation of a trend that was already emerging. For instance, research before the pandemic showed that a growing number of cafes are specifically tailoring their offering to digital nomads who can work from anywhere.

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Are Your Customers Happy? 5 Key Markers of Customer Satisfaction And Why It Matters

Tanveer Naseer

Sales, profit, and customer satisfaction are all key measures of how well your business is doing. It’s one of the most important metrics you can use to assess your performance. Happy customers often become brand evangelists without you asking. This can save you a lot of money on marketing and.

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6 ways self-disruption makes you a better leader

CEO Insider

To stay relevant and ahead of the curve, we must disrupt and innovate ourselves while the world changes at an unprecedented rate. Leaders who can adjust well can prosper in today’s fast-paced corporate world. Disrupting outdated worldviews, mindsets, and leadership styles allows us to adapt. Our research indicated that many leaders interviewed spend a lot […] The post 6 ways self-disruption makes you a better leader appeared first on CEOWORLD magazine.

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New DOL Final Overtime Rules: Quickstart Guide for Employers

There’s a new overtime salary threshold that will impact employers across the country. If you have an employee making less than $43,888 on July 1 or less than $58,656 on January 1, you’re going to have to start paying overtime. Download Paycor’s guide to learn: Which groups of employees are affected? How should you classify employees? Best ways to mitigate risk.