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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How to Build the Ideal HR Team

HR doesn’t exist in a vacuum. This work impacts everyone: from the C-Suite to your newest hire. It also drives results. Learn how to make it all happen in Paycor’s latest guide.

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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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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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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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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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Ethical Leadership Development: Global Awareness

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Laws serve as he minimum standards for society, but responsible leadership requires that we go well beyond those minimum standards. This post explores resources that help us understand (1) what it means to be a globally responsible leader and (2) what kinds of learning opportunities help leaders develop a global sense of responsibility.

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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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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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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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Confidential Information – What to Say When You Can’t Say Anything

Let's Grow Leaders

Handle confidential information with candor and care to build trust It can feel like a trap. Someone asks you a direct question about confidential information. Maybe it’s a personnel matter. A sensitive business negotiation or a product launch. In all these scenarios, there are sound ethical reasons for the information to remain secure. If you tell the person what you know, you violate confidentiality.

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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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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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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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Ethical Leadership Development: 15 Important Elements

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Since moral growth is a lifelong pursuit, moral education needs to start early, and it needs to continue throughout our professional careers. This requires quite a bit more effort than just doing an "annual ethics training." Since ethical leadership itself is multidimensional and nuanced, any ethical leadership development for leaders must be multifaceted and nuanced.

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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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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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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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5 Leadership Lessons: The Pursuit of Excellence

Leading Blog

R YAN HAWK has interviewed hundreds of leaders on his podcast The Learning Leader Show. He has collected their wisdom in The Pursuit of Excellence: The Uncommon Behaviors of the World’s Most Productive Achievers. It is filled with practical thoughts and behaviors that will make you think and potentially set you on a path to sustained growth. Here are just five ideas he shares from those on his podcast: Success is based on a comparison with others.

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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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The Why, What And How Of Learning

Eric Jacobson

In his book, Education is Freedom , author James W. Keyes recaps his learned business lessons for top management and CEOs at companies of all sizes. He covers: Discovering what customers truly care about. It’s convenience, not products. Leading during times of turmoil. Developing the confidence to try again after a failure, and to maintain composure in the face of critical media coverage.

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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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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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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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LeadershipNow 140: February 2024 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here is a selection of Posts from February 2024 that you will want to check out: Using Stories To Heal Ourselves from @JohnBaldoni Reaching for the Executive Ranks? Part Two —Cultivating Executive Presence by @artpetty 7 Things Senior Leaders Must Have To Be Successful by @RonEdmondson CEO Coaching: How to Ruin Your Company by Avoiding Conflict by @toddordal PODCAST: @jamesstrock with @BennSteil author of The World That Wasn't: Henry Wallace and The Fate of The American Century The Power of Clar

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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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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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How To Be More Strategic

Eric Jacobson

Today’s business leaders are faced with many challenges: intense competition, increased regulation, and the need for constant innovation. Therefore, it’s imperative that as a business leader you have the essential meta-skill to navigate your business with a thorough understanding of your current situation, vision to see the future destination, and the ability to create the path to reach it,” explains Rich Horwath , author of the book, Strategic.

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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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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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The Complete People Management Toolkit

From welcoming new team members to tough termination decisions, each employment lifecycle phase requires a balance of knowledge, empathy & legal diligence.