April, 2018

High EQ: The most desirable leadership tenet of them all?

N2Growth Blog

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the ability to identify, use, understand and manage emotions in an effective and positive way. And, in many organisations around the world, it is on the rise!

How Great Leaders Simplify Decision-Making (And Just Get Stuff Done)

Terry Starbucker

Back in 1987, when I was hired by Jack Kent Cooke at the ripe young age of 27 to be the COO of a cable TV company, he wasted very little time to initiate me into the world of executive management.

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7 Tips to Move From Vision to Reality

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Vision alone is not enough. Vision requires action. Vision without action is nothing more than a daydream. The key to success is to stay focused on your vision and also to be realistic about your current situation. And that can be a challenge.

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3 Steps To Self-Awareness For Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

In the midst of being put on trial for corrupting the youth of Athens, Socrates uttered the famous line, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” He was well aware of the fact that, in order to truly live and lead as we ought, we first have to know who we are.

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.

The After Action Review: A Leader’s Guide

RapidStart Leadership

How do you improve your team with an After Action Review? The After Action Review (AAR) is a deceptively simple yet powerful way to stimulate the growth and performance of any group of people.

Two Keys for Today’s Leaders

Lead Change Blog

Imagine trying to lead an organization or team without words or conversation. Impossible, right? Everything leaders do is mediated through conversation. So, what are you doing with your conversations? What if you had the keys to ensure your conversations would fuel productivity and engagement? Keys that would inspire creativity, motivate collaborative action, and generate innovative possibilities for resolving complex challenges?

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How to Lead On Purpose

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from John Izzo Ph.D. and Jeff Vanderwielen Ph.D.: Why are some leaders effective at truly engaging with their teams? And why do many, despite their best efforts, manage to motivate top performers but can’t get the whole team rowing in the same direction?

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How To Turn Conflict into an Energy Source, NOT an Energy Drain

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Guest post by Nate Regier Ask anyone about “conflict” and you’ll most likely hear negative descriptions such as: painful, damaging, draining, upsetting, disrespectful, demeaning and relationship-destroying.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Avengers: Infinity War

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article The last ten years of movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been a slow build that ended this weekend.

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5 Essential Habits to Be a Successful Woman Entrepreneur

Women on Business

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11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

Clarity and Character-Based Leaders

Lead Change Blog

A lack of clarity can be very frustrating. We obsess over meaningless details and our uncertainty makes us decide over and over again. We waste effort worrying about factors outside our control. Clarity produces many benefits for character-based leaders. Being clear demands effort, but produces great results. Clarity brings out our courage. When we select something, we must choose not to select many others. One of my most persistent difficulties lies in my love of options.

Don’t Leave Workplace Civility to Chance

Leading Blog

W E'RE FACING a respect crisis. Civility and respect are not the norm in daily workplace interactions. They’re not the norm in our communities, either. Our own observations make us keenly aware of these dynamics. Now there is research to - unfortunately - support our observations.

A Salute to Book Bloggers

In the CEO Afterlife

Aspiring writers are poor souls trying to break into an industry that doesn’t want them. That may be a preposterous statement to those of you unfamiliar with the publishing biz. Look at it this way: publishers would rather release the next John Grisham legal thriller than take on an unknown author.

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Strong Leaders Need A Healthy Relationship With Feedback

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Alex Vorobieff. A healthy relationship with feedback exists when you can unemotionally assess the results of your business and then rationally determine what inputs or actions you need to change. Denial is a very frequent manifestation of an unhealthy relationship.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

Leaders Must Make Disciples

Joseph Lalonde

When I read through the New Testament, I see countless examples of leaders who, at their core, were passionate about making disciples. These men, following the example set before them by Jesus, poured themselves into those that were close to them.

Why Emotional Intelligence is Indispensable for Leaders

Women on Business

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Preview Thursday: The New Science of Radical Innovation

Lead Change Blog

The following is an excerpt from the introduction to The New Science of Radical Innovation. When an organization achieves a higher level of complexity, it increases the organization’s options and ability to respond to external challenges and produce radical innovation.

The Case for Culture Integration in Mergers and Acquisitions

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Expect an acceleration of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in 2018. According to the latest research by Deloitte, over 1000 corporate and private equity executives report an anticipated increase in both the number of deals and the size of transactions.

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 conversations.

Choose Your Focus Because Your Eyes Control Your Tongue

Leadership Freak

Teams and organizations move in the direction of the words they use. The most important thing I can say about your tongue is it’s a rudder. 7 powers of words: Words determine direction. … Continue reading → Communication Complaints Culture Marks of leaders Leadership Leadership Development organizational success

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Servant Leadership in Action

Leading Blog

T HROUGH THE PAGES of Servant Leadership in Action , we get a clearer picture of what servant leadership is and isn’t. Editors Ken Blanchard and Renee Broadwell have collected some good essays on the subject.

Contextual Leadership: Why Leaders Must Adapt To Their Team

Joseph Lalonde

Speaking to Bill Simmons about the championship hangover the Golden State Warriors are experiencing, head coach Steve Kerr mused , “there’s a malaise that’s settled in. We just don’t have that same edge we’ve had the last couple of years.

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3 Steps of Brand Building and Why Social Media Matters to Your Personal Brand

Women on Business

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Preview Thursday: Intelligent Disobedience

Lead Change Blog

The following is an excerpt from Intelligent Disobedience: Doing Right When What You’re Told to Do is Wrong. Many, if not most, orders to do the wrong thing concern meeting numerical quotas or goals. Years ago, the guru of Quality Management, W. Edwards Deming, warned us of this pitfall.

Building The Bench Is Everyone’s Job – Including Leaders

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by CEO David Mattson. Over the years, we’ve worked with a lot of CEOs and others in senior leadership positions, and I’m often asked what the very best corporate leaders have in common when building their teams.

10 Ways to Start Your Day Like a Leader

Leadership Freak

Peak performance is built on rest. Exhaustion breeds discouragement and fear. I hope you woke up this morning refreshed. 10 ways to start your day like a leader. Take two minutes this morning… Continue reading → Optimism Personal Growth Stress Success Leadership Development leadership success

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The GuruBook

Leading Blog

J ONATHAN LAW created The GuruBook to change, refine, and enhance your thinking. He has curated ideas from 45 internationally–known doers and thinkers on the topics of entrepreneurship, innovation, and authentic leadership. You’ll find great insights here from the likes of Sonia Arrison, Edgar H.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ready Player One

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Steven Spielberg brings Ernest Cline’s award-winning novel Ready Player One to the big screen. Any time a director tries to translate a New York Bestseller to film, they face an uphill battle. Fans of the book are looking for a faithful book to movie translation.

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How Outsourcing Helps Entrepreneurs Build Businesses

Women on Business

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Finding Your Stride as a New Manager

Lead Change Blog

“Management isn’t doing—it’s seeing that it gets done.” ” ? Loren B. Belker, The First-Time Manager. Tons of information is accessible on the internet on mistakes that first-time managers make. Enough literature is available on developing new skills by new managers. Here are key skills that the first-time managers need: Listening skills. Effective delegation. Emotional intelligence. Influencing skills. Effective communication skills. These skills develop by practice.

Four Ways to Avoid Catastrophic Thinking

Kevin Eikenberry

Catastrophic thinking is a term used to describe extreme worrying. It is the thought cycle we go through when we think about the worst possible outcome, and those thoughts make it hard to think about anything else. This happened to me today.

There Are Only Three Ways to Get More Done

Leadership Freak

Pressure to put more in your cup – when your cup already overflows – stresses you out and drains your energy. The cycle of death: Work hard – Succeed – Get more to… Continue reading → energy Marks of leaders Solutions Stress Leadership Leadership Development

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The Excellence Dividend

Leading Blog

T OM PETERS has produced another thought-provoking book. The Excellence Dividend is 100% Peters. He is a fanatical lifelong learner and this book represents a summary of what he has learned over the last few decades. He considers it a sequel to In Search of Excellence.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Hurricane Heist

Joseph Lalonde

Sometimes you just want to go to a mindless movie. One where you can sit back, relax, and laugh with your wife. That’s what Pam and I thought when we saw the previews for The Hurricane Heist. Cheesy. Stupid. When you have a movie based on the idea of a group of criminals robbing the U.S.

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