May, 2017

10 Signs Your Leadership Strategy Doesn’t Work

Lead Change Blog

In any professional environment, management is composed of a leader and a group of colleagues working collaboratively. Together, they work towards their team’s goals. Ideally, the team should meet their targets and perform well under an effective management.

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.

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7 Steps to Boost Your Content Marketing Productivity

Women on Business

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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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What a Leader Must Focus On

Kevin Eikenberry

As a leader, you have a myriad of things that vie for your attention; many things that you feel, or others suggest, you need to focus on.

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Don’t Tolerate Dysfunctional Teams

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from regular contributor S. Chris Edmonds: Two key indicators of a healthy team are that they are productive (getting tasks done to standards, on budget and on time) and effective (working together with a minimum of drama.)

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How to Drive Strategies By Assessing Your Company Capabilities

N2Growth Blog

Every company has a set of capabilities that, when properly leveraged, can serve to devastate the competition. So, it’s essential for leadership teams to pinpoint and honestly assess these capabilities.

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.

It’s About What You Add to the Interaction

Lead Change Blog

What really makes a good leader? Many theories and models try to show us the way. The discussion may be approached from several perspectives.

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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.

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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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.”

Getting People to (Really) Listen

Kevin Eikenberry

A few weeks ago I asked viewers to submit their ideas for Remarkable TV topics and today I’m addressing one of those suggestions: how to get people to really listen.

The 10 Commandments of Social Media

Ron Edmondson

A guest post from my son, Jeremy Chandler This is a guest post from my son, Jeremy Chandler. Currently, Jeremy serves as a Marketing Manager at Pursuant, a fundraising agency serving the nation’s leading nonprofits, faith-based ministries, and churches. He and his wife Mary live in Nashville, TN.

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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.

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.

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?

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.

4 Benefits of Using Curated Content on Social Media

Women on Business

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10 Ways to Add Value to People (and Organizations) as a Leader

Ron Edmondson

If you are going to lead – wouldn’t you want to lead in a way which creates value in the lives of others and the organizations you lead? I think this would be true for all of us.

Brand and Perception: Leadership Essentials

CoachStation

The leader and employee in today’s environment must possess a credible and trusted brand, much like a company does. This is sometimes also referred to as a personal and/or professional reputation. Either way, people see you a certain way based on your behaviours, words and actions.

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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 […].

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.”

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.

7 Secrets for Creating Blog Posts that Get Shared

Women on Business

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Leading with Control Versus Leading with Influence

Ron Edmondson

Let me be honest. I can be a controlling person. It’s part of my character. I know that. I test that way with StrengthsFinders. If no one is taking charge, I’ll take over the room. And, not because I’m extroverted. I’m not.)

Are You a Bridge Building Leader?

Lead Change Blog

A crowded Montgomery, AL city bus stopped at its usual spot and a middle-aged African-American woman boarded the bus. As the bus pulled away, she realized every seat on the bus was taken and was prepared to take the trip standing on her feet. But, something changed that stance.

Why Are You Giving Feedback Anyway?

Kevin Eikenberry

Ken Blanchard calls feedback the breakfast of champions, and he is right. For any of us to be successful, we need feedback. For us to coach and develop our team members successfully, we must be able to give feedback to them. I have spoken and trained on giving feedback for years.

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.

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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For Those of Us Who Don’t Lean In

Women on Business

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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.

Care for a white-water ride?

N2Growth Blog

Change seems to occur at an ever-increasing speed, making forecasts – especially those concerning long term scenarios – an extremely risky business. Forecasts often lead to disappointments, both for management – employees – shareholders and other stakeholders.