February, 2024

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Feeling Invisible? What to Say When You’re Feel Invisible or Ignored

Let's Grow Leaders

Powerful Phrases to Move From Feeling Invisible to Invincible If you feel invisible at work you’re in good company. Recent research by Work Human found that nearly 30% of workers have felt invisible at work and 27% have felt ignored. Their research also identified certain “invisible skills” going unnoticed in the workplace. Ironically, the ignored skills are some of the most necessary for productive conflict i n the workplace: empathy and compassion (27.4%), a sense of curiosity, (19.8%), and li

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Empathy: The Top Leadership Skill for Today’s Work Environment

Leading Blog

A S workplace cultures evolve, we must specifically prioritize the needs of each human being. An empathetic approach to organizational culture has been proven to have positive business outcomes. Recently, a large study ranked empathy as the most important leadership skill in the workplace. Empathy has been shown to drive positive business results and has numerous therapeutic effects on stressed employees.

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Eclipsing Rolodex Firms: Welcome to the Vanguard of Executive Search

N2Growth Blog

In the ever-evolving arena of executive recruitment , the quaint notion of measuring a search firm’s prowess by the girth of their Rolodex—or the extent of their social registry, if you will—is as archaic as the term “Rolodex” itself. It conjures images of dusty offices filled with towering stacks of index cards, each bearing a name and number, a relic of a bygone era.

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Ethical Leadership Development: High Level View

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton What is Ethical Leadership Development? Ethical leadership development is the ongoing process of guiding leaders to become ethical people and ethical leaders. It is not the same thing as compliance training or following legal requirements, although those are also important. This is the human development that happens over time to bring leaders to the point of being able to handle what the world throws at them using ethical thinking and action.

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HR in 2025: Insights & Predictions

What type of worker is most engaged—hybrid, remote, or onsite? What are the drivers of effective leadership? What does the C-suite think HR is most responsible for? And why is a wave of HR resignations more likely in the next 12 months? Get our annual survey report to find out: The #1 challenge of recruiting & hiring Why remote teams are struggling What are the drivers of effective (and ineffective) leadership And lots more!

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5 Simple Ways to Change Your Life

Leadership Freak

Change is hard because we make it hard. Change your life by rejecting things that make change hard. Impatience makes change frustrating. Change your words. Change your life. Change a routine. Change your life. Change your friends. Change your life.

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5 Ways to Become an Effective Change Leader

Lead from Within

The ability to navigate and drive change is an essential trait for business success. Change leadership is not only about adapting to new circumstances but also about inspiring and guiding your team through transitions. Here are five key ways to become an effective change leader: Communicate the Why: Before implementing any change, it’s crucial to communicate the “why” behind it.

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Mind Shift: It Doesn’t Take a Genius to Think Like One

Leading Blog

T HE REASON for writing Mind Shift is to destroy our internal limitations. Erwin Raphael McManus begins by reflecting on a statement he once heard, “Some people are simply structured for failure.” Based on our thoughts, we are structured or wired to behave within certain frequencies. If we think in toxic ways, we will get toxic outcomes. It takes a mind shift to move from where we are to where we want to be.

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Enhancing Software Quality: The Benefits of Continuous Testing

Strategy Driven

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) reports that nearly 80% of development costs are generated by the process of identifying and correcting software defects during the development process. Needless to say, a robust testing process can significantly decrease costs companies have to bear, and continuous testing is one of the efficient ways to do it.

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A Workplace to Envy: 6 Questions to Ensure Your Culture Is Values-Driven

CEO Insider

You want your working culture to say something about your organization. But what is it saying right now? Companies with a thriving and supportive workplace boast better performance. In 2022, almost half of the more culture-forward organizations experienced a significant increase in revenue, much higher than the 9% of their more conventional peers. What’s more, […] The post A Workplace to Envy: 6 Questions to Ensure Your Culture Is Values-Driven appeared first on CEOWORLD magazine.

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10 Questions Reveal Trustworthy Leaders

Leadership Freak

Seth Godin said, “Earn trust, earn trust, earn trust. Then you can worry about the rest.” Be trustworthy if you aspire to lead. Here are 10 questions that reveal trustworthy leaders. Plus, 5 simple ways to be trustworthy.

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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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Brilliant Leaders Know: You Don’t Have to Have All the Answers

Lead from Within

Brilliant leaders recognize that having all the answers isn’t the key to success. Instead, they use inquiry and collaboration to discover insights and create effective solutions. Acknowledging their limitations and seeking others’ input, they nurture an atmosphere of growth, curiosity, and joint problem-solving. How do brilliant leaders maintain their curiosity and drive for success?

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Create Commitment: 12 Habits to Build Agreement and Accountability

Let's Grow Leaders

Commitment is vital to effective teamwork, collaboration, and results. One of the most frustrating aspects of teamwork is the feeling of futility – of spinning your wheels. You connect with one another, establish clear success criteria, get curious, and build on one another’s suggestions, but nothing happens. Your conversation needs to produce action, or nothing changes.

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Elon Musk by Walter Isaascson

Leading Blog

L OVE HIM or hate him, Elon Musk is not easily dismissed. While there is genius in his high-tech visions, some of his opinions and antics leave some people disturbed if for no other reason than they don’t align with their own. Walter Isaacson’s biography of Elon Musk is full of revealing, behind-the-scenes anecdotes that provide insight into why Musk does what he does and why he does it that way.

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From Passion to Profit: How an Online Entrepreneurship MBA Can Help You Succeed

Strategy Driven

Many people dream of turning their passion into a profit. It is possible but requires planning and hard work. An MBA program provides a risk-free space to explore ideas and develop core business skills in an immersive community. It can help you hone your ideas, catch supply chain concerns, and vet marketability before taking your venture into the real world.

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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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Leadership Lessons From Lisa Lutoff-Perlo's Accomplished Career

Eric Jacobson

Today brings the new and inspiring book, Making Waves , by Lisa Lutof-Perlo. You will follow the impressive career journey of Lutoff-Perlo, from her stories as an ambitious young woman to first women President and CEO of Celebrity Cruises to Vice Chairman for External Affairs at Royal Caribbean Group. In the book, she reveals how she navigated an extraordinary four-decade journey with boundless energy, quick wit, and the pursuit of excellence in the face of adversity.

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Excellence Begins in Your Head

Leadership Freak

Excellence is learned. You might be a little smarter or more talented than some, but excellence always begins in your head. The engine of excellence is inside you. Excellence is process driven.

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Leadership vs. Management: What Type of Leader Are You?

Lead from Within

In the world of business, leadership and management are often depicted as two distinct circles. While they require different focuses, skill sets, and priorities, there’s an essential overlap at the intersection of these roles. For CEOs and executives, understanding when to embrace leadership and when to lean into management is crucial for success.

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Proven Strategies To Resolve Conflict In The Workplace

Let's Grow Leaders

Ralph Kilmann, the co-creator of the Thomas Kilmann conflict mode instrument (TKI), discusses his lifelong work on how to resolve conflict and improve collaboration. Kilmann explains that his interest in conflict stems from his personal experiences growing up in a family affected by conflict and his academic studies on conflict management. He and his colleague developed the TKI assessment to measure the different ways people approach conflict, and it has become a widely used tool in organization

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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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Leading Thoughts for February 22, 2024

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. Christina Maslach and Michael P. Leiter on the source of burnout: “We believe burnout is the result of a mismatch between employee and workplace. Burnout is best conceptualized as a relationship problem—an issue with the fit, or match, between the person and the job.

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Three Ways to Improve Safety and Security in Your Firm

Strategy Driven

In 2024, every business needs to do everything in its power to protect itself from threats and risks. For example, every employer must take all reasonable steps to protect its workforce from accidents in the workplace. If they don’t do this, they may be held liable for financial penalties due to oversights in health and safety and may even be subject to legal actions from the affected workers, especially if they’ve suffered long-term or life-changing injuries because of the accident.

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Employee Reskilling Is The Answer to the Talent Shortages At Work

HR Digest

The need for reskilling and upskilling in the working environment has been at the forefront of many HR conversations and employee reskilling especially is likely to require considerable investments in the upcoming years. While keeping up with changing times has always been a necessary consideration regardless of the industry, the rapid upsurge of technology recently has really highlighted the need for reskilling programs in order to understand how to do a job you might have been doing for years

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How Powerful Feedback Really Works

Leadership Freak

Feedback is often code for criticism. Feedback focuses the past. You see what you did. Advice is about the future. You see what you could do. Years ago, I received feedback that I still use today. Everyone who pursues excellence craves feedback.

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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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Don’t Ignore These 6 Signs Your Corporate Culture Might Need a Reset

Lead from Within

In the dynamic realm of leadership, the significance of corporate culture cannot be emphasized enough. A thriving corporate culture is the bedrock of an organization’s success, influencing everything from employee engagement to business outcomes. However, even the most robust cultures can benefit from a periodic reset. Lets explore six unmistakable signs that indicate your corporate culture might be in need of a revitalizing reset.

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Leading Question: Are You a Barrier Buster?

The Practical Leader

I was interviewing a leadership team member to prepare for an offsite planning retreat. I asked about the biggest challenges facing their team. She wearily said it was their unfocused frantic pace of activity. “We have lots of projects, goals, and priorities. We’re constantly making lists and setting action plans. But we seldom see anything through to completion before some urgent new priority is pushed at us.

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Steve Jobs: The Dynamics of An Excellent Team

Leading Blog

I N this interview, Jobs explains the dynamics of a team that pushes to excel—to be above average—excellent. There are some team leaders who would argue that a great team is all smiles and agreement. But that only produces stasis or marginal improvement at best. It’s groupthink. A productive team that pulls the best thinking from all members encourages the friction we need to grow into something transformative.

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Maximizing Efficiency Through Sustainable Facilities Management

Strategy Driven

In the realm of facilities management, the twin pillars of efficiency and sustainability are increasingly becoming inseparable. As we navigate through the challenges of the 21st century, it’s clear that managing a facility with an eye towards both operational efficiency and environmental stewardship isn’t just wise; it’s imperative.

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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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UK Management 2030

Chartered Management Institute

UK Management in 2030 Highlighting an urgent need for better leadership in 2030, the latest research from CMI explores the pivotal role good management and leadership plays in a prosperous 2030. Explore the findings Advancing UK Management by 2030 'Management and UK 2030' highlights the urgent need for better management by 2030 if it is to develop the next generation of globally competitive, high productivity businesses.

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5 Ways to Find Happiness at Work

Leadership Freak

Happiness at work escapes you when you think, "I'll be happy when." I’ll be happy when I earn a promotion. I’ll be happy when I’m on vacation. Desire runs one step ahead of attainment. 5 ways to find happy at work.

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How Leadership Coaching Benefits More Just Executives

Lead from Within

Executive leaders are already masters of their craft, achieving remarkable success in their fields. However, these leaders, often industry pioneers, value continuous self-improvement and the deepening of their specialized skills. They’ve climbed the corporate ladder, amassed extensive knowledge, and achieved remarkable success. Nevertheless, even those occupying the highest organizational echelons understand the need for ongoing self-optimization, the enhancement of their work, and a deepe

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Seven Ways To Be A Collaborative Leader

Eric Jacobson

Edward M. Marshall 's book, Transforming The Way We Work -- The Power Of The Collaborative Workplace , remains relevant today, more than a decade after Marshall wrote it. Particularly useful is the book's section that teaches readers how to be a collaborative leader. Marshall says that there are seven different, important roles and responsibilities of collaborative leaders when leading teams , and those leaders should select the appropriate style to meet the team's needs.

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How to Design a People-First Benefits Package for Your Unique Team

Benefits are central to any HR strategy. A strong benefits package attracts top talent, boosts engagement, and retains top performers.