April, 2017

The 9 Behaviors of Great Problem Solvers

Leading Blog

E ASY PROBLEMS can often be solved by guessing. And we solve hundreds of these kinds of problems as we go throughout our week. The problem arises when we rely on our experience to guess at what might be wrong to try to solve hard problems—problems where the solution is obscured.

Simple Ways to Market Your Business in the Local Community

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Overcoming the Organizational Communication Gap

Kevin Eikenberry

I’ve been working with people in all levels of organizations for nearly thirty years – from CEO’s to middle managers, from frontline employees to first level leaders.

How to Accelerate Team Learning

QAspire

A team’s ability to learn quickly is at the heart of adapting to constant changes. In fact, it seems that constant learning is the only key to agility as a team and organization.

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Why Great Leadership Requires the Courage to Accept Pain

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Angela Sebaly : As a leadership coach, I’ve spent decades observing hundreds of people who have strikingly different backgrounds and equally diverse approaches to leadership.

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Change your habitual behavior to become a better leader

Aspire-CS

We all have behavioral blind spots, and uncovering those can help you to see what others see, when they see it, and whether they’re helpful or not in certain circumstances in leading people.

Five Not-So-Radical Ideas For Nurturing Change

QAspire

When everything around is constantly changing, it is easy to: Get carried away by latest fads, best practices etc. Execute changes that may not be significant in shifting results to positive direction. Implement solutions to half-baked problem statements.

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Great Leaders Know What They Do Best – and Let Go of the Rest

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Kathy Kolbe: “I’m a strategist,” Hank tells his management team. Like most good generals, I give you the specifics of what you need to do, and why.” Hank’s wise about what works best for him to do – or not to do. But his stereotyping of generals is not accurate.

7 Statements Every Leader Needs To Use Regularly 

Ron Edmondson

One of the goals of a leader should be to encourage, strengthen and challenge a team to continually improve. Almost as a cheerleader rousing the crowd at a game, the leader uses his or her influence to bring out the best in others. Much of this is done by the things we say as leaders.

Radical Candor

Leading Blog

R ADICAL CANDOR is a culture of guidance based on caring personally and challenging directly everyone you work with. The goal is to achieve collaboratively what you could never achieve individually, and to do that, you need to care about the people you’re working with.

10 Things Leaders Hate To Do (But Really Should Do Them Anyway)

Terry Starbucker

We all remember those times when our parents made us eat something on our plates that just didn’t appeal to us. Like broccoli, for example. “ Eat that broccoli , it’s good for you !” we’d hear from Mom.

4 Quick Ways To Enhance Your Leadership Skills

Joseph Lalonde

Every leader should constantly be looking to enhance their leadership skills. Without growth, you’re dead in the leadership game. That’s why you must continue to learn and expand your skills.

Five Ways Leaders Unintentionally Sabotage the Team and One Way Forward (Alli Polin)

Let's Grow Leaders

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Three Ways a ‘Noble Goal’ Makes You a Significantly Better Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Brandon Black and Shayne Hughes : Being a truly great and inspiring leader, who is both effective and respected, is no easy task.

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A Critical Leadership Error and 4 Ways to Approach It

Ron Edmondson

There is one critical error most leaders make at some point. I make it frequently. If you’re leading you probably do also. We forget people are trying to follow. We get so caught up in our own world we forget people we are trying to lead are trying to follow us.

Conflict without Casualties

Leading Blog

C ONFLICT is everywhere. Conflict at the most basic level is simply a gap between what we want and what we are experiencing at any given point in time. Conflict is energy, and can be used in positive or negative ways.

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Six Team-Building Phrases Used by Great Leaders

Career Advancement

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” ” ~Andrew Carnegie~.

Why Employees Leave Your Organization

Joseph Lalonde

Losing an employee can land a damaging blow to you and your organization. Especially when you lose a good employee. And every leader tries to figure out the best way to keep the best. But even those employees will leave at some point. That’s natural.

The Apple in the Room: Avoiding the Temptation to Buy into Traditional Gender Stereotypes

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Building a Mentoring Culture in Your Organization

Lead Change Blog

There are a ton of benefits to establishing a culture of mentoring within your organization. This post will share those benefits with you and explain how to cultivate the mentoring culture within your organization. Learning is a two way street.

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Your Structure Can Impede Your Progress

Ron Edmondson

It should do the opposite. Whenever I post about how structure can get in the way of progress I hear from people who remind me we need structure to prevent organizational chaos. And, I agree.

4 Ways to Avoid False Humility

Leading Blog

H UMILITY IS A CHOICE. When you meet a humble person you know you will be accepted, respected and listened to. They won’t try to manipulate you, control you, criticize you or try to impress you. They are safe.

25 Powerful Coaching Questions to Get Where You Want to Go

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Coaching is not just for problems. Coaching helps you avoid problems by providing space to think and be more intentional about your goals and actions. And coaching is especially helpful for getting clarity on where you want to go.

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12 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Ghost In The Shell

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Ghost In The Shell is a live-action remake of the classic anime of the same name. The live-action Ghost In The Shell features Scarlett Johansson as Major Motoko Kusanagi.

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5 Tips For Writing Perfect Emails

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For Want of a Knife

Execupundit

I have misplaced the Swiss Army pen knife which I have carried for years. Stop the universe. Now for those of you who are not knife addicts, let me note that the Swiss Army pen knife is one of the world's greatest inventions.

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The Work Life Balance Myth

Ron Edmondson

A Guest Post by Shawn Lovejoy Family and work can’t be balanced. The good news is that it’s not supposed to be. You heard me. It’s not in the Bible. Not one time in Scripture, are you and I encouraged to live “balanced” lives. You know why? For one reason: life CAN’T be balanced!

Are You Living an Adult Story?

Leading Blog

I N The Leadership Gap , Lolly Daskal makes clear to us that “if we want to continue to have a positive impact on the world and make a difference, we must constantly rethink the instincts that drive us.” Leaders need to question “who they are being while they are leading.”

3 Things You Can Do (and Be) Right Now to Up-Level Your Leadership & Culture

Anese Cavanaugh

Recently I was asked to consult with an organization to help them shift their culture to one of greater health, leadership, productivity, and morale.

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How To Get 3 Types Of Team Members To Open Up

Joseph Lalonde

A major challenge many leaders face is getting their team members to open up and share ideas. Whether it’s in a large meeting or one on one, we can have a hard time getting others to share. The challenge stems from the fact there are at least 3 types of people that we lead.

The Shadow Side of Leadership

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

When it comes to learning to be a leader, there’s a real learning curve. It takes time to weather the insecurities of being a new manager, learn from your mistakes, and get to the point where you feel competent and comfortable in the role of leader.

156: The Leadership Gap — 7 Ways to Move Beyond It | with Lolly Daskal

Engaging Leader

When successful people begin to feel uncertain or challenged at work, the one thing they want to know most is why things are going wrong after they have gone right for so long. Leaders tend to rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits.

10 Identifiers to Spot a High Character Leader

Ron Edmondson

Do you want to know if a leader has high character? You simply have to observe them long enough. We demonstrate whom we really are by what we really do. Leaders with character can easily be identified.

Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less

Leading Blog

I N HIS BOOK Stretch , Scott Sonenshein dispels the notion that having more resources = getting better results and replaces it with the conviction that a better use of resources = getting better results. We are under more pressure than ever to do more.

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