October, 2016

5 Must Know Tips For Using YouTube In Business

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Using Conflict for Good—a Conversation with Nate Regier

Lead Change Blog

Conflict, from your home to the workplace, is inevitable. In fact, did you know that according to a Gallup Poll, negative conflict drains the U.S. economy by $350 BILLION a year in lost productivity and wasted energy? But conflict gets a bad rap.

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7 Things Your High-Performing Employees Long To Hear You Say

Let's Grow Leaders

These are all real statements I’ve heard in the last few weeks: “Oh we don’t worry about observing our high-performing call center reps. We just focus on the ones who are struggling.”

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Do less and be more of a leader

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Imagine that someone takes notice that you get things done and they see greater potential in you. They talk to you about becoming a people manager or having even greater people responsibilities if you are already a manager.

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Powerful Leadership Invitations

Kevin Eikenberry

Think about it. Would you rather be invited to an event, or be demanded to attend? If you want to go to the event, doesn’t the demand change that at least a little bit, (and maybe a lot)? And even if you don’t want to attend the event, doesn’t the invitation feel good and perhaps […].

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4 Important Ways Leaders Earn Respect, Gracefully

Terry Starbucker

Respect is a much-talked and much-written about cornerstone of effective leadership, particularly the more human kind. Yes, leaders need to be respected because it leads to a bond of trust that enables a culture of accountability and success. But it’s not all about YOU getting respect.

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3 Character Traits That Make You a Better Leader

Let's Grow Leaders

A guest post from Greg Marcus. Being a better person is easy in theory – do less of the negative stuff, and more of the positive stuff. The same holds true for leadership.

The Two-Way Street of Leadership and Respect

Lead Change Blog

Respect. It’s such a simple word that carries so much power. It commands: “Respect commands itself and it can neither be given nor withheld when it is due.” Eldridge Cleaver). It empowers: “We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it.”

Strategic planning must change with the times

N2Growth Blog

If you’re frustrated by your organization’s current strategic planning and execution processes or the outcomes from that work, you’re not alone.

How Changing Your Thought Pattern Can Open More Doorways to Achievement

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Why you over-manage, under-manage, and sometimes do both

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Let’s face it, when you delegate, the buck still stops with you. You’re still accountable for any screw-ups. When the stakes are high, no wonder you want to be in the middle of things and over-manage.

5 Questions to Ask When Managing in the Gray

Leading Blog

J OSEPH BADARACCO PROVIDES A WAY to resolve the inevitable gray areas we will all face from time to time in Managing in the Gray. They are the core of a leaders work. Gray areas demand our best judgment. The five questions provide a way to get there.

Great Leaders Embrace Innovation, and Innovation Demands Risks

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Randal Moss : Great leaders consistently talk about the need for their organization to ‘be innovative’ in their thinking. They recognize that innovation is a strategy for growth and that being able to harness that power will drive their organization’s success and their own as well.

3 Skills That Set Successful CEOs Apart

Lead Change Blog

There are three competencies that are necessary to have if a CEO is to be successful. A CEO clearly needs to be good at the many competencies that all good leaders need, but these three aren’t quite as critical for leaders at other levels.

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C-Suite Tip Number 1

N2Growth Blog

We all know about the pyramid structure. It’s a generic way to think about an enterprise and how most are organizationally design. Divided into three layers, the top layer of the pyramid is comprised of the senior-most leaders.

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3 Tips for Women to Stay Safe During Business Travel

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Use Your Weakness

Joseph Lalonde

A lot of research has been done in the science of strengths and weaknesses. Most research tells us that we need to stay in our strength zones. And I’m a strong believer that we see the greatest results when we apply our strengths to what we’re doing.

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Why the Best Leaders Can Be Boring

Kevin Eikenberry

If I asked you to make a list of adjectives to describe great leaders, you would come up with a list with little trouble. But I highly doubt you would put “boring” on that list. In fact, you might have words on your list that are antonyms (or nearly so) to the word boring. Not […].

Leaders Should Define More Than the Mountain Top, but Less Than the Whole Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Hamish Knox : When it comes to defining their vision, leaders tend to fall into two camps. Camp one can clearly articulate a mountain top they want to reach, but create zero clarity on how they’re going to get to that mountain top.

Four Myths About Conflict Resolution

Lead Change Blog

Conflict has a bad rap. When I ask audiences what’s the first thing that comes to mind when they hear the word “conflict,” I usually get answers like, “run away,” “somebody gets hurt,” “I hate it,” “fighting,” or “war.”

Why Corporations Have a Talent Problem

N2Growth Blog

The reason most corporations are broken when it comes to talent acquisition is they are simply looking for the wrong things through the wrong lens. Their hiring models are built for the old economy. They are looking for conformity rather than a non-conformity.

Top 20 WordPress Themes for All Kinds of Small Businesses

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5 Leadership Lessons From My Tour Of Chick-Fil-A Headquarters

Joseph Lalonde

O n my recent trip to Atlanta for the Catalyst Conference , I had the pleasure to tour the headquarters of Chick-Fil-A. To say it was a humbling experience would be putting it mildly.

A Leadership Key To Success: Don’t Do Second Things First

Terry Starbucker

Remember those yellow legal note pads? They used to be my constant companions earlier in my career, before PCs, smart phones, laptops, and tablets. Yes, there was actually a time like that, as strange as it may seem now. And oh yes, that officially qualifies me as a dinosaur.).

Todd Durkin on Leadership & People

Leading Blog

T ODD DURKIN is one of America's top fitness trainers helping people move beyond their perceived limits from the inside out. The principles he uses in his approach to his work are something all leaders can consider and apply. Durkin brings servant leadership to all that he does.

Why Work-Life Balance is a Unicorn

Lead Change Blog

Work-life balance has been a perennial hot topic and a big reason why is because no one seems to know how to achieve it. The reason, I believe, is because work-life balance is a myth. It is about as real as a unicorn. But, what is real is the successful management of the two?

Corporate Culture Is No Joke!

N2Growth Blog

You may have read my 3 part-series on Culture By Design. The final installment was published just last week. The response was so overwhelming that I thought it may be worth offering one more piece on the subject of corporate culture.

3 Ways Successful Women Leaders Have Mastered Work-Life Balance

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10 of the Greatest Leadership Questions Ever Asked

Ron Edmondson

Have you ever heard the phrase, “There are no bad questions”? In leadership, this might be true. I have learned in my years of leadership – I only know what I know. And, many times I don’t know much.

33 Book Recommendations From My Friends

Joseph Lalonde

I love consuming the content of books. Men and women have poured their blood, sweat, and tears into crafting a book worth reading. Years of knowledge are condensed into 200 or so words. Or new worlds are available to us when we crack open a book.

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7 Fail-Safe Steps to Increase Responsibility and Develop Your Team

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

If you’re not offering your people the opportunity to grow – to increase their responsibility and learn new skills – you are going to lose them. According to a large-scale study conducted by INSEAD, millennials in the workplace care most about opportunity for growth, meaning and relationships.

Featured Instigator: Will Lukang

Lead Change Blog

This month we are featuring Instigator Will Lukang , an Executive Director for a financial company and an Independent Coach with the John Maxwell Team. Will was part of the original group of Lead Change Group members. .

Accountability is a team issue

N2Growth Blog

We hold leaders accountable for results; the buck stops with leaders. It is a leader’s responsibility to put people into positions where they can succeed. But so often that is not always possible.

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How to Jumpstart Your Metabolism When You’re Tied to a Desk

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