July, 2023

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The Hidden Power of Vulnerability: Why Great Leaders Dare to Be Wrong

Let's Grow Leaders

Why Is It So Hard to Be Wrong? Vulnerability is the Gateway to Growth. You’re an experienced leader with a track record of success. You’re brilliant at what you do, and you’ve got where you are today because you consistently have the answers. But could this need to have the answers stop you from achieving even more? I’ve had a couple of experiences recently that reminded me of the vast power of vulnerability for a leader’s (and my) growth.

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Leading Thoughts for July 6, 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. John Bogle asks us what rabbit we are chasing: “[We need to] ask ourselves whether we’re chasing the fake rabbit of success or the real rabbit or meaning, defined by the contributions to our society that stem from principle, virtue, and character.

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Ethical Perspectives: 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, and according to John Courtney Murray, freedom was always intended to be grounded in ethical values.

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Conversations With Leaders: Wes Davis

CoachStation

Different industries require subtle differences in style and how leaders impact their teams and results. As part of our occasional series chatting with industry leaders, we recently spoke with engineer and senior leader, Wes Davis. His story is an interesting one, with Wes focusing much of his time and development on the topic of leadership within engineering, rather than simply learning and applying the technical aspects.

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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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Content Marketing Magic: 6 Tips To Create Engaging And Shareable Content

Tanveer Naseer

Content marketing has become an integral part of digital marketing strategies, and it continues to play a significant role in engaging audiences and driving organic traffic to websites. The power of well-crafted content lies not only in its ability to attract readers but also in its potential to be shared.

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Let Yourself Be Happy

Leadership Freak

Aristotle believed in two kinds of happiness. Hedonic happiness is derived from pleasure. The second kind of happiness is eudaimonia. This comes from pursuing virtue and meaning.

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Learning to Manage the Map Paradox

Leading Blog

W E ALL HAVE mental maps that we use to explain the world as we experience it. They also provide us with a guide to our actions. But here’s the thing. These mental maps are based on yesterday. Donald Sull calls it the Map Paradox. In The Upside of Turbulence , he writes, “In a turbulent world, people must make long-term commitments based on a mental map they know to be flawed.

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Ethics and Leadership Should Be Learned Together

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Preparing leaders for ethical leadership is a long-term process. It requires careful thought about the messages we are sending. For example, what message are we sending when we separate ethics training from other leadership training?

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How Team Leaders Can Improve Problem Solving Skills With a Clear Process

Great Results Team Building

Effective problem-solving is a critical skill for any successful leader. However, all too often, teams rush to find solutions without taking the necessary time to define the problem clearly. By overlooking this crucial step, teams may only address the symptoms of the problem, leading to ineffective or short-term solutions Successful team leaders look beyond symptoms and define problems clearly before seeking solutions.

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How To Cultivate A Vibrant Remote Work Culture Across Borders

Tanveer Naseer

As a freelancer in today’s interconnected world, you have the freedom to work from anywhere across the globe. Remote work arrangements have become increasingly prevalent, which means workers can now transcend geographical limitations should they wish to. Businesses can tap into a worldwide talent pool, and freelancers can choose from.

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The HR Leader’s Guide to Employee Management

Nothing motivates employees more than a great boss. Creating consistent employee management practices help create a positive workplace culture and improve key performance outcomes across the board.

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HOW TO OVERCOME NEGATIVE THOUGHTS

Leadership Freak

It’s natural to obsess over one bad thing and forget many good things. Life is better than it seems for negative people. How to escape the small box that negative thoughts creates.

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12 Questions Leaders Should Never Ask Their Employees

Lead from Within

As an executive leadership coach who works with leaders around the world, I often hear leaders asking their employees a wide range of questions on a regular basis. However, some of these questions can be inappropriate or harmful to the work environment. To help leaders create a positive and supportive work environment for their teams, and establish healthy boundaries, I have compiled a list of questions that leaders should never ask of their employees.

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Leading Thoughts for July 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. Gary Hoover on the need for leaders with a renaissance mind: “The more specialized we become, the greater our need for leaders who can help bring unity to our efforts. We need people who can think, write, and speak with clarity and conviction, people who can relate to and motivate accountants and salespeople, nurses and electrical engineers, systems ana

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Why Making Money Doesn’t Ensure Business Success

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Ask for profitability and your company may get it, at the expense of customer satisfaction, employee engagement, and product safety. Making profitability a top business goal without balancing that with adequate ethics awareness is extremely risky, and could lead to community backlash that ends up destroying your brand.

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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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Authentic Leadership: What It Is, and How to Achieve It

leaderCommunicator

Authentic leadership is one of the most popular topics in business today, with no shortage of books, podcasts, and articles on the concept. And for good reason. Employees are increasingly seeking authentic leaders committed to transparency, integrity, and genuine relationships with their teams. What Is Authentic Leadership? Authentic leadership means embracing high standards, integrity, and acting in the best interests of the people you lead, which then builds trust and naturally leads to strong

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How Small Businesses Can Prepare for Financial Challenges Ahead 

Tanveer Naseer

Small businesses are essential services, yet so many of them have been through so much in recent years, and things are not settling down just yet. From the pandemic uncertainty to inflation and various global conflicts, things are constantly shifting.

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12 Ways to Make Today a Great Day

Leadership Freak

Begin the day by choosing to make it a great day. Don’t expect others to make your day great. 12 ways to make today a great day: 1. Pause, breathe, and focus.

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3 Simple Habits to Improve Your Critical Thinking

Lead from Within

Critical thinking is an essential skill for leaders and decision-makers. It involves analyzing and evaluating information, questioning assumptions, and considering multiple perspectives. This helps to make informed and well-reasoned decisions. While some people may be naturally inclined to think critically, it is a skill that can be developed and improved upon through practice and intentional effort.

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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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9 Reality Rules You Need to Know

Leading Blog

L IFE IS HARD at times for everyone. And we all make mistakes. Sometimes stuff happens, and it hurts. There are, without a doubt, a lot of things going on around us that can easily take you off-track. It’s easy to get frustrated, cynical, and angry. Reality can be hard to process. But a few grounding rules will help us prosper in spite of it. Performance strategist John Alston and Emmy Award-winning director-producer Lloyd Thaxton present nine uplifting and inspirational Reality Rules for dealin

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10 Leadership Lessons From Pokemon Go

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton I resisted playing the wildly popular game Pokemon Go as long as I could, but the world was playing it (including my teenagers) so awhile back I decided to give it a go. As I learned the basics of the game I noticed that its structure is aligned with some of the principles of good leadership. Whether that similarity is accidental or intentional, I can't say, but I am sharing my observations in this post.

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The Positive Energy Workplace: 7 Symptoms of a Toxic Company Culture (Part 1)

Anese Cavanaugh

At Active Choices, Inc., we've been in the business of helping organizations cultivate Positive Energy Workplaces for more than two decades, and during that time we’ve worked with many high-performing teams and organizational partners and gathered an immense amount of insights along the way. As we continue to reach more companies and expand our Positive Energy Workplace Initiative™ (PEW-i) , we've noticed some common themes and symptoms that can help you understand where your organization stands

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The Dynamic Impact of French SEO and Copywriting on Your Business

Strategy Driven

In today’s digital landscape, businesses are constantly striving to stay ahead of the competition and expand their reach to new markets. When it comes to targeting French-speaking audiences, two essential elements come into play: French SEO and copywriting. How powerful is the impact of French SEO and copywriting on your business, and how can the strategies drive online visibility, engage customers, and ultimately boost your bottom line?

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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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Curiosity: 5 Powerful Questions You Can Ask Today

Leadership Freak

The opposite of curiosity is apathy. You don’t need to be smart to be curious, but asking questions makes you smart. Here are 5 powerful questions you can ask today.

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Why It’s More Important Than Ever to Be Coachable

Lead from Within

As a leader, it is important to continuously learn and grow in order to effectively lead and make informed decisions. While some leaders may believe that they can simply read a book or listen to a lecture and immediately apply the information. The reality is that lasting change and personal growth often require a more structured and personalized approach.

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Why Teaching and Learning Must Be Two-Way

Leading Blog

A DDING value and sustaining growth is accomplished by developing others to lead at every level. Simply put, Noel Tichy writes in The Cycle of Leadership , “The company that fields the better team with the smarter people and has them working most often on the things that create the most value will win out over its competitors.” The way this is done is through an interactive teaching/learning process, not a lecture.

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The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act: A New Era for Expectant Employees Arrived on June 27

HR Digest

The Working World had been abuzz with anticipation, as the date June 27, 2023, inched closer. This marks the day when the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) came into effect, signaling a significant shift in the landscape of worker’s rights. This legislation, a beacon of hope for pregnant workers, seals the introduction of new rights for employees grappling with physical or mental conditions due to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.

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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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The Positive Energy Workplace: 7 Indicators of a Positive Company Culture (Part 2)

Anese Cavanaugh

In our previous blog post (Part 1) , we shared indicators that your company may not be a Positive Energy Workplace. If you missed it, make sure to check it out because it's essential to understanding what might be holding your organization back from reaching its full potential. But today, we're flipping the script and focusing on the signs that show your company is already a Positive Energy Workplace AND in growth and optimization mode!

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Six Tips to Ensure Your Business Is Successful

Strategy Driven

Launching a business can be an exciting and scary adventure that provides opportunities to grow and enhance yourself. However, it takes a lot of effort to keep it running, despite various challenges and stiff competition. To ensure this, entrepreneurs must nail the right strategy, which entails online networking and research, marketing plans, and targeting the right audience.

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How the Power of Focus Protects You

Leadership Freak

Senbere Teferi was the clear winner of the 2023 Peachtree Road Race. Just yards from the finish line she focused on the wrong thing and ran off course. You go where you look.

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8 Tips to Improve Your Leadership Listening Skills

Lead from Within

Most people believe they are good listeners, but the reality is that many of us struggle with effective listening. Poor listening skills are one of the main causes of poor communication in leadership, and it can have negative impacts on teamwork, idea generation and trust. Here are 8 tips to improve your leadership listening: Stop the internal chatter.

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.