May, 2017

Social Mindset: A Key to Engaging Talent

QAspire

It is more than obvious now that the way people feel about their workplace has direct material impact on performance of the business. This simple equation gets even more complex when we think of forces that are fundamentally changing how we work.

What Happened To Trust And Integrity In Today’s Organizations?

Tanveer Naseer

Over the past several weeks, there has been a recurring theme in the news of organizations being caught at their worst and with it, how often leaders drop the ball in owning up to these failures incurred by those they lead.

Four Decision-Making Styles and When to Use Them

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Sometimes leaders make bad decisions or harm team morale by making autocratic decisions without involving others. And other times they waste their team’s time by unnecessarily involving them. How do you know when and how much to involve your team in decisions?

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5 Questions to Help Millennials Grow into Leadership

Ron Edmondson

A Guest Post by my son, Jeremy Chandler There will come a point in time in every Millennial’s career when we move from being primarily executioners to leading teams and managing others.

What's the Secret to Becoming a Great Leader?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Kene Erike: That is not a question reserved for the gated playgrounds of MBA students or empty suits struggling to justify big paychecks. The concept of "Leadership" is a fixture in our daily lives that dictates the experiences we share with others. Let's start by defining terms.

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Career Mobility Forces Organizations of the Future to Transform

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

According to a 2012 Future Workplace Study, 91% of millennials expect to stay in a job for less than three years, and Fast Company reported a study pointing toward 4-year careers. In a recent Forbes article, Meghan Biro concludes, “career mobility should be seen as a given.”

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15 Leadership Quotes From Star Wars For Star Wars Day

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Star Wars Day is approaching at lightspeed. On May 4th, Star Wars fans will celebrate Star Wars Day. The holiday originated as a pun on May The Force Be With You and falls on May 4th because May the 4th and May The Force sound similar.

How to avoid starring in your own drama

Aspire-CS

As human beings, we swim in daily drama. As leaders, any drama we’re involved in gets played out publicly. And there are lots of people out there who can’t wait to tell others about it, whether they get the background story right or not.

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4 Benefits of Using Curated Content on Social Media

Women on Business

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Having Great One-on-Ones with Employees

Kevin Eikenberry

As a leader, you need to stay connected to the members of your team – so you know what they are doing, how they are progressing, and have a chance to provide support for them and much more.

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7 Markers of a Great Leader

Ron Edmondson

There are some characteristics which set a great leader apart from mediocre leaders. Markers, if you will. Great leaders are multidimensional. While continuing to improve, great leaders have achieved certain characteristics which help them achieve success.

How the Benefits of Team Vision Can Revitalize Your Team

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Has team performance been less than spectacular lately? Has team energy been waning? It might be time to rekindle your team vision. Sometimes teams assume that their vision will continue to guide them, and they can get caught in team drift without realizing it.

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10 Leaders You Need To Follow Today

Joseph Lalonde

Great leaders are also great followers. They seek mentors who will spur them along in their leadership. These follower leaders also know they need to continue to learn and grow. That’s why the follow other leaders. Image by Brittany Laeger.

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Leadership IS personal

Aspire-CS

Robert was well known as an executive who would go ballistic for the smallest of transgressions by others. He seemed to take everything personally, and often blamed the messenger who reluctantly carried any bad news into his office.

6 Financial Mistakes Not to Make as a New Business Owner

Women on Business

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4 Keys For Bringing Out The Best From Introverts

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Kate Rodriguez. One of the hottest themes in management and leadership today is the importance of understanding the introvert at work. The idea that workplaces reward extroverts has been around for a while.

Successfully Leading the Change Personalities on Your Team

Kevin Eikenberry

As a leader, like it or not, you are in the change business. You are leading people to a new and better future which means that things will change on that journey. If they don’t, you will certainly never reach your desired outcomes. And even if you are trying to preserve the status quo for […].

The Way I Respond as a Leader of Leaders

Ron Edmondson

I often get asked about the difference between leading leaders and leading followers. It’s a great question. The question ultimately points to a paradigm of leading people. I certainly know I want to attract and retain leaders on our team.

22 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article I believe everyone was surprised when the first movie in the Guardians Of The Galaxy series released. The movie did surprisingly well and movie audiences left the theater blown away. I know I did. When Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 was announced, I was stoked.

How to Prevent Redundant Performance Improvement Conversations

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest Post from Karin Hurt: Performance improvement conversations aren’t enjoyable -- for you or for them. To make sure you don’t have to have the same uncomfortable conversation twice, take a hard look at your approach.

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A Deeper Understanding about Successful Outsourcing

Women on Business

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Follow Me! 10 Rules For The Selfless Leader

Terry Starbucker

Photo by Richard Hoffman (www.majordickwinters.com). “I I know plenty of heroes, but I am certainly not one” – Major Dick Winters , commander, Easy Company, 101st Airborne division, World War II.

How to be the Inspirational Leader you Aspire to Be

Leadership Freak

Criticism and complaint seldom inspire people to take on new challenges. 4 essential for inspirational leadership: Belief: You must believe in people in order to inspire them. Everyone who has achieved anything owes… Continue reading → Influence Insecurity Motivation Growth Leadership Development organizational success

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4 Realities The Senior Leader Sets for Every Organization

Ron Edmondson

One reason leadership can make a person feel isolated is the weight of responsibility on the one who claims to be the senior leader in an organization.

The 5-Step Process To Bravery

Joseph Lalonde

Answers From Leadership Podcast I was introduced to Adam Kirk Smith by my friend Leo Lampinen a year or two ago. Adam’s created a massive following through his blog and social media accounts. He also knows a thing or two about leadership.

The Spark of Initiative

QAspire

There are people who coast along, go with the flow and do as directed. And then, there are those who strive to add value, raise the bar and make a difference. If you belong to the latter, Seth Godin has some simple (yet profound) guidance for you.

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The Growing Impact of Millennials in Real Estate

Women on Business

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How I Discovered The Values That Led Me To Leadership Success

Terry Starbucker

My More Human Leadership philosophy and practice is guided by 8 core principles.

The Performance Appraisal that Really Matters (Marshall Goldsmith)

Let's Grow Leaders

Winning Well Connection. From his books that taught us and informed our early careers, to the selflessness he consistently demonstrates, to his embodiment of professional confident humility, Marshall has been a tremendous supporter of Winning Well.

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5 Ways Ministry Leaders Start the Journey to Failure

Ron Edmondson

One of the hardest things I do in ministry is interact with those who are no longer in ministry, but wish they were. They’ve been derailed. They messed up and either they got caught or the guilt got the best of them and they confessed.

Designing Organizations That Engage Generations Together

Joseph Lalonde

Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 38 A lot of buzz has been created in regards to creating multigenerational churches and organizations. Zach Yentzer believes churches and organizations are moving in the right direction but they’re focusing on the wrong thing.

Be a Spark!

Leading Blog

T O CO-AUTHORS Angie Morgan, Courtney and Sean Lynch, to be a Spark is to be a leader. You must recognize yourself as a leader. Know the pathway to leadership development and commit yourself to it. You’re not chosen to be a leader. You choose to lead.”

Don’t Underestimate the Value of Accurate Financial Reporting

Women on Business

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Follow Me! 10 Rules For The Selfless Leader

Terry Starbucker

Photo by Richard Hoffman (www.majordickwinters.com). “I I know plenty of heroes, but I am certainly not one” – Major Dick Winters , commander, Easy Company, 101st Airborne division, World War II.