October, 2016

5 Must Know Tips For Using YouTube In Business

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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

Aspire-CS

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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Putting People First: Leading in an Era of Constant Transformation

QAspire

Leading in an era of constant disruption, change and transformation is not easy. In such transformation efforts, soft aspects of leadership play as crucial role as the hard aspects like systems thinking, innovation and execution of change.

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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.

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.

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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How Changing Your Thought Pattern Can Open More Doorways to Achievement

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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.

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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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.

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.

3 Tips for Women to Stay Safe During Business Travel

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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 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.

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.).

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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Top 20 WordPress Themes for All Kinds of Small Businesses

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Damaging Myths About Trust

Kevin Eikenberry

There is lots of talk about trust in the world today, with polls showing how much we trust people in different professions and roles.

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.

Why Expressing Gratitude Through Our Leadership Matters

Tanveer Naseer

This past weekend marked the celebration of Thanksgiving Day here in Canada, our last holiday long-weekend before the inevitable cold blast of winter arrives to blanket our country in snow and ice.

7 Ways for a Husband to Encourage His Wife

Ron Edmondson

I’m not a perfect husband. I’m not a perfect husband. I’m not a perfect husband. I would write that 100 times, but I think you get the message and I’d probably lose most of you at number 17. That’s the average number of times you’ll read the same thing. (Of

How To Keep Motivated As A Leader

Joseph Lalonde

Y ou can’t keep driving a car without filling up the gas tank or charging the electric car’s battery. By continuing to drive without fueling up, the car will eventually leave you stranded in the middle of nowhere. We can apply the same principle to our leadership.

3 Ways Successful Women Leaders Have Mastered Work-Life Balance

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The Performance Potential Matrix Demystified: 5 Behaviors Keeping You Out of Box 9

Let's Grow Leaders

You know your boss is headed into the talent review meeting. You’ve updated your resume, had the heart to heart, and said your prayers. And then… the response, “it went fine… just keep up the good work… oh, and be patient.”

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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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.”

7 Hints You’re About to Make a Bad Leadership Decision

Ron Edmondson

Have you ever made a bad decision in leadership? Of course, we all have. It is actually part of the way we grow as leaders. I’ve made many bad decisions in my leadership. Thankfully, the longer I lead, the more I have developed some warning signs I’m about to make another.

Stop The People Pleasing Monster

Joseph Lalonde

I have a problem I’ll reluctantly reveal to you. My secret is an ugly one. It’s also one many other people have. My name is Joseph and I like to please people. On the surface, people pleasing seems like a great thing. We’re able to make people happy.

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

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