September, 2023

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Unleashing AI’s Potential: The Imperative of Creative Executive Leadership

N2Growth Blog

In today’s digitized business era, where artificial intelligence (AI) continually reshapes industry dynamics, a new breed of executive leadership emerges at the forefront. While AI offers significant advancements, creative thinking executives are poised to unlock its ultimate potential. Let’s dive deep into why the C-suite’s creative minds have never been more crucial.

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Leading Thoughts for September 21, 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 Tierney and Roy Baumeister on it’s what you don’t do: “Being able to hold your tongue rather than say something nasty or spiteful will do much more for your relationship than a good word or deed. “Remember the Negative Golden Rule—it’s what you don’t do unto others that matters most—you can avoid grief and save energy.

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Hallmarks of Ethical Leadership (Part 2)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton In Hallmarks of Ethical Leadership (Part 1) I shared 3 special qualities or behaviors that define ethical leadership. These three additional leadership behaviors even more directly impact others in a positive way.

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How to B.U.I.L.D. T.R.U.S.T.

Leadership Freak

Average leaders get things done. Exceptional leaders build environments where others get things done. Average leaders fix. Exceptional leaders build. B.U.I.L.D.

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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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The Lost Art Of Clarity

Tanveer Naseer

In healthy organizations, interpersonal communication takes place openly, honestly and fearlessly in all directions at all times, though with varying levels of impact. The following is focused on the noise and confusion that you the speaker/writer add to a conversation. At the time of this writing, it seems that communication.

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What Makes a Failure Intelligent

QAspire

In 2019, India’s ambitious mission to land on Moon failed after India’s space agency ISRO lost contact with the lander which crash landed. In 2023, India reattempted to land on Moon’s South Pole with Chandrayaan-3 mission and made history by being the first country to successfully land on Lunar South Pole at a fraction of what other countries spend on space exploration.

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10 Key Lessons for Entrepreneurs from the House that Cheese Built

Leading Blog

I T ALL STARTED with cheese. Miguel Leal didn’t start out wanting to make cheese. He was just looking for a “job that would help me survive the disaster of my father’s death and the mess I’d made of my own education and life so far.” Cheese found him. Learning all he could from the cheese manufacturers he worked for in both Mexico and the United States, he eventually started Mexican Cheese Producers with his partner David Webster.

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How to Tell What’s “Right” in a Complex Situation

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton To understand a complex situation, you first have to WANT to see it as it really is. This means letting go of preconceived ideas of what might be true, and being open to what may unfold as you learn more. After approaching the situation with this open mindset, you need to get more information. As you know from completing puzzles with lots of pieces, a few pieces do not show you the whole picture.

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Between Stupidity and Wisdom

Leadership Freak

There’s a name for people who are too stupid to know they are stupid. The Dunning–Kruger effect. You haven't learned anything unless you're a fool. Wisdom is always learning.

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Are You Ahead of the Game? Why Proactively Optimizing Your Company Culture Makes Strategic Sense

Anese Cavanaugh

At Active Choices, Inc. , our team regularly interacts with leaders in organizations who are interested in supporting and optimizing their company culture. In today’s business landscape, “culture” isn’t just a buzzword: it’s evolved into a strategic approach that can be leveraged to drive performance, attract top talent, and foster innovation for your company.

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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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How to Communicate a Merger or Acquisition in 9 Steps

leaderCommunicator

Mergers and acquisitions, or M&A as the process is more commonly known in the business world, reached an all-time high in 2021 as companies struggled to find their footing following shutdowns and a “new normal” brought about by the pandemic. While M&As made headlines at that time with mega-deals in the $20- to $30-billion range, in 2023, M&A is taking a new form – but no less impactful for companies and their employees.

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10 Ways to Stay Calm In Difficult Leadership Conversations

Lead from Within

It’s inevitable that every leader will encounter difficult conversations that will test their leadership. However, it’s important to remain calm in these situations in order to think clearly and respond responsibly. Here are ten ways to stay calm in difficult leadership conversations, so that you can handle any difficult situation with poise and professionalism: Take a deep breath: The power of deep breathing can’t be understated.

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How To Be Indispensable At Work

Eric Jacobson

Bruce Tulgan ’s book, The Art of Being Indispensable at Work is all about how to win influence, beat overcommitment, and get the right things done in your workplace. Tulgan says that what truly sets “go-to people” apart is how they think and what they do, including: They understand the peculiar mathematics of real influence – doing the right thing for the long term.

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People First Excellence: Guiding Actions and Evaluating Outcomes

CEO Insider

“It’s easy – All you need is love” –– Lennon & McCartney. At the height of the Vietnam War, the Beatles sang their iconic song on June 25, 1967, in a television special, a live and international satellite production called “One World.” Their simple message was intended to end the war. Similarly, “People First” excellence can […] The post People First Excellence: Guiding Actions and Evaluating Outcomes appeared first on CEOWORLD magazine.

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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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20 Ways to Increase Personal Energy

Leadership Freak

Time and personal energy are the most important things you manage. Technically you can't manage time: you can only manage the way you use it. Personal energy is the most important thing you manage.

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Is Altruism Less Common In Conservative Cultures?

The Horizons Tracker

It might seem as though altruism is a fundamental human characteristic, but research from the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca suggests that it is instead strongly linked to one’s political orientation. The researchers show that left-leaning people are more likely to be altruistic, especially in the international community, whereas conservative individuals are more likely to target their altruism internally to those in their own country.

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8 Advantages of Managed IT Services for Healthcare Clinics

Strategy Driven

The pandemic has forced small businesses to look at their IT infrastructure. Many haven’t looked in years. This forces premises owners to pay for managed IT support. What are managed IT services, and why should clinics look into them? We’re here to help. Here’s a quick breakdown of managed IT services for healthcare. Plus the benefits they’ll have and the rest of your small business. 1.

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Why Great Leaders Reward Effort And Not Only Results

Lead from Within

It’s natural for a leader to want to see results from their team. After all, the success of any organization depends on achieving results. But while results are certainly important, great leaders know that it’s also crucial to reward effort and not just results. Here are a few reasons why: Encouraging effort can lead to better results: By rewarding effort, you encourage your team to put in their best effort, which can ultimately lead to better results.

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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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Leader's Playbook For Perpetual Innovation

Eric Jacobson

For over twenty years, Dr. Behnam Tabrizi has taught organizational transformation at Stanford University in its Executive Program, which he also directs. And now he’s written, Going on the Offense: A Leader’s Playbook for Perpetual Innovation. In a seven-year study, Tabrizi found that companies that focus their energy on building a supportive, purpose-driven culture that keeps people on edge, and boldly adapts to new environments are the companies that truly excel.

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Making Government More Like Amazon Through Estonia’s Blueprint

CEO Insider

As another potential government shutdown looms over Washington, the need for a more efficient and resilient government becomes increasingly evident. The ongoing political turmoil underscores the importance of reducing the burden on taxpayers and businesses who suffer the consequences of these shutdowns. To address these issues, we must look to innovative solutions, such as those […] The post Making Government More Like Amazon Through Estonia’s Blueprint appeared first on CEOWORLD mag

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Change Your Friends Change Your Life

Leadership Freak

Raise the average of your friends and you raise the average of your life. Jim Rohn said, “You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” Change your friends change your life.

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Data Shows Continuing High Labor Force Participation Among Disabled Workers

The Horizons Tracker

People with disabilities maintained their exceptional labor force participation rate in the first part of 2023, continuing to outshine their peers without disabilities, according to the latest National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) semi-monthly update released by Kessler Foundation and the University of New Hampshire’s Institute on Disability (UNH-IOD).

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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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A 100-Year Old Journey of Human Resource Management

HR Digest

If you think the challenges faced by Human Resource Management (HRM) today are unprecedented, think again. HR professionals have been at the forefront of change for over a century, constantly adapting to the shifting landscape of the workplace. From labor unrest to economic crises, wars to civil rights movements, HRM has weathered it all. Join us on a journey through time as we explore the fascinating evolution of the HR department and its functions.

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Manager Vs Leader: Which One Are You?

Lead from Within

When it comes to leadership, the terms manager and leader are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. A manager is responsible for maintaining the status quo and ensuring that tasks are completed on time and within budget. A leader, on the other hand, is focused on creating a vision and inspiring others to work towards a common goal.

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How Ambitious Managers Make The Jump To Leadership

Eric Jacobson

Here’s another must-read book to add to your list as you transition from manager to leader. It’s The Leap to Leader , by Adam Bryant. As the creator of the iconic “Corner Office” column in the New York Times , Bryant has spoken with more than a thousand leaders over the years about the challenges and nuances of leadership. Many of his discussions are included in his interview series on LinkedIn.

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Don’t Just Adapt: Invent New Value

CEO Insider

Think about some of the challenges we’re experiencing as we make our way through 2023. High-profile layoffs, volatile markets, a protracted war, supply chain and climate disruptions, political unrest, weak signals of recovery (e.g., a slow return back to the office), a disengaged and distracted workforce—all while we collectively navigate the threat and trauma of […] The post Don’t Just Adapt: Invent New Value appeared first on CEOWORLD magazine.

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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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Words for the Wise

Leadership Freak

Grasp the power of words and you find power to shape your future. Words are rudders. The things you say take you places. Today's challenge: Choose words that shape the future you aspire to create.

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How Social Class Affects Entrepreneurship

The Horizons Tracker

A well-known anecdote in the world of business tells the story of soldiers lost while on maneuvers in the Alps. One of the soldiers remarked that they had managed to make a successful return to base upon finding a map. Unfortunately, on more detailed inspection, the map turned out to be of the Pyrenees rather than the Alps. It’s a story that underpins the importance we often attribute to optimism, especially in uncertain environments.

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Unlocking the Power of Minneapolis Billboards: From Traditional to Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) Advertising

Strategy Driven

Out-of-home (OOH) advertising has been a longstanding medium for marketers to capture the attention of a wide audience. From the classic billboards that line highways to posters on bus shelters, OOH advertising has proven to be a powerful tool in reaching consumers. However, with the advent of digital technology, the landscape of OOH advertising is rapidly evolving.

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How The Best Organizations Develop Great Leaders

Lead from Within

Great leaders are essential for the success of any organization. They provide direction, set the tone, and inspire others to achieve their best. But how do the best organizations develop great leaders? Through the following strategies: Identifying and promoting potential leaders: The best organizations have a system in place for identifying and promoting potential leaders.

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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.