February, 2017

Asking the Right Questions Often Leads to the Best Answer

Leading Blog

B EING A LEADER often means making far-reaching decisions that require major investments of time, resources, and energy. Complete certainty is seldom possible. Competing agendas often complicate the process. The future is never something you can take for granted.

Why Personal Branding is a Leadership Must

Women on Business

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The benefits of having a team of equals

Aspire-CS

Perhaps you’ve had managers who expected things to be done their way, with little appreciation for your decisions and ideas. Think back to that time, and imagine how it felt.

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Leadership Development and the Role of Millennials

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Philipe Bruce: More than 50% of businesses claim that they do not have the resources or time to train their employees to be leaders. As such none of those business owners and leaders have the resources they need to sustain their enterprises. How serious is this?

Peter Senge: How to Overcome Learning Disabilities in Organizations

QAspire

As an organization grows, managing the flow demands work items to move from one team/department to another. In quest to make these teams accountable, very specific KPI’s are established and that breeds non-systemic thinking.

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Is the Time Right For You to Speak Out?

Lead Change Blog

Google “songs about money” and entries like “40 best songs about money” and “12 best songs about money. EVER” pop up. The search results are less abundant if you google “songs about ethics.” No 12- or 40-best lists appear. Top 10 social and political songs of our times” is as close as it gets.

Six Ways to Make Your Presentation a Hit

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Ted Frank Scientists say our attention spans are now shorter than a goldfish, so it’s more important than ever to make our presentations as engaging and compelling as possible. How can we do that?

4 Theories of How a Leader Becomes Controlling

Ron Edmondson

One of the most dangerous forms of leadership, and one of the most frustrating, in my opinion, is the controlling leader. I’ve written about this issue previously, because I believe it is one of the leading reasons for stalled growth and low morale in an organizational or team setting.

Mastering Civility

Leading Blog

Civility costs nothing, and buys everything. — Montagu. C IVILITY has a way of winning people over and garnering influence. Civility isn’t just the absence of incivility.

The One (and Only) Golden Rule of Great Leadership

Terry Starbucker

As soon as we are labeled as a “leader”, especially one in the executive suite, there is a very strong tendency to put ourselves on a pedestal. After all, we are on a higher rung on the ladder, right?

7 Social Media Mistakes that Could Ruin Your Chances to Land a New Job

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Leadership Hinges Upon What You Do – Not Who You Are

Lead Change Blog

There are hundreds of thousands of resources that tell people about what it takes to be a leader. Everyone has an opinion on how it should be done. Studies have been conducted to prove that leadership is achievable. Former leaders are emulated. Current leaders serve as inspiration.

3 Storytelling Elements That Successfully Drive Change

Tanveer Naseer

Leaders face an ever-growing number of challenges leading their organization in today’s faster-paced, increasingly interconnected world. One of the more common issues a leader has to address is dealing with change.

3 Problems with Being Too Nice as a Leader

Ron Edmondson

I remember talking with a leader not long ago. She’s an incredibly kind and gentle person. She’s smart, hard-working, and loyal. She’s a relational leader and usually brings out the best in people, so she’s had success in leadership.

Frontline Festival: Leaders Give Pointers on Creating Connection

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival is all about creating connection. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors!

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Finding Common Ground: Leadership and Communication Lessons in a Fractured World

Kevin Eikenberry

The current climate of politics and opinions in the United States is contentious and fractured, to say the least. With a long historical perspective, it has been like this before; there has been wide and deep discord in this country in the past (as just one example, we had a Civil War, after all).

5 Tips to Reduce Interruptions and Get More Done

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6 Keys to Inspiring Leadership, No Matter Your Style

Lead Change Blog

The first thing you’ve got to let go in order to be a great leader is the stereotype in your head. Good leaders come in every shape and size. Some are indeed smartly dressed, tall and authoritative. Others, however, might be short, introverted or less domineering in their approach.

Ryan Blair’s Five Rules for Being a Rock Star

Leading Blog

R YAN BLAIR is a serial entrepreneur and the co-founder and CEO of ViSalus Sciences. In Rock Bottom to Rock Star he shares lessons from his own journey. Not surprisingly, the journey begins with taking personal responsibility. Without it you can’t move up from your rock bottom.

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7 Things To Do While You are Waiting on God

Ron Edmondson

I’ve spent much of my walk with God waiting. Waiting for Him to give direction. Waiting on Him to open doors. Waiting on Him to make things clearer. Waiting on Him to supply the needed resources. Throughout the stories of the Bible we often find God’s people waiting.

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6 Things You Should Stop Doing As A Leader

Joseph Lalonde

When you’re a leader, a lot is required of you. You’re called upon to cast vision. You’re supposed to lead with unwavering conviction. You’re expected to do stuff. But something that Peter Drucker once said struck me: We spend a lot of time teaching our leaders what to do.

Why All Decisions Aren’t Created Equal

Kevin Eikenberry

Decision making is a perennial topic for leadership and employee training around the world. It is one of those skills that we all use every day, yet we know it is sometimes hard, and we could probably be better at it.

Dialogue Bridges the Divide

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

We had not discussed politics since the election, treading warily with each other, neither of us wanting to trigger an unpleasant scene. But tension was just under the surface and seeping out in other forms.

February 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the February 2017 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! In a recent webinar, Jack Quarles, author of Expensive Sentences , talked about the trap of “we’ve always done it that way” and how that can adversely impact productivity and morale.

5 Secrets to Find Success as an Introvert

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7 Unwritten Rules which Shape an Organization

Ron Edmondson

In an organization the unwritten rules are just as, if not more, important than the written rules. I wrote about this idea HERE.

8 Movies With Great Leadership Lessons

Joseph Lalonde

Learn leadership from the big screen One thing I love to do is watch the latest and greatest movie in the theater. Seeing a motion picture on the big screen provides a different viewing perspective. You’re able to sit in the theater’s leather recliner.

Freeing Yourself from Yourself

Leading Blog

T OM ASACKER always makes you think. Life is not scripted but we live it as though it were. In doing so, we create boxes that we operate within without ever really seeing the possibilities. “We’re We’re confined in mental prisons of our own creation.”

Master Your Brain’s Response to Stress for Leadership Success

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

I’m delighted to host this guest post by one of my favorite authors, psychologist Dr. Melanie Greenberg, in honor of the release of her excellent new book The Stress-Proof Brain. In her post, she explains how our brains produce and control stress and shares three proven techniques that help you master your brain’s response to […]. The post Master Your Brain’s Response to Stress for Leadership Success appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

Create an Adaptable Workforce to Ensure Your Company’s Longevity

Lead Change Blog

Adaptability is not an inborn trait; it’s a skill people learn, typically over time and through the “school of hard knocks.”

Mobile Apps for Training Millennials in 2017

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10 Things I’d Do If I Were Raising a Daughter Today

Ron Edmondson

I wrote this post a few years ago, but it came to my attention again after someone shared it, so I decided to revise and repost it. I never had a daughter. I have a great daughter-in-law, and she has a special relationship with her dad, but I never got to raise a girl.

Become A Beacon Of Hope

Joseph Lalonde

Great leaders take a stand and call for others to come along on the journey. They point towards hope and say “There we go! That’s where we need to head.” ” These impactful leaders become a beacon of hope for those they lead.

Make Your Marketing Personal (Without Looking Like A Creep)

Strategy Driven

As we go forward, the world of marketing online is going to change again. Companies are not only going to want to get their ads in front of their customers, but they also want them to be more personalized.