December, 2021

The Best Leadership Books of 2021

Leading Blog

The political environment in the United States as elsewhere is driven by fear-based narratives. And that feeds our approach in society at large. It leads to short-term thinking. That’s not the way to lead. Leadership is about hope.

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Essential Steps for Leaders Who Feel Overwhelmed

Joseph Lalonde

Leaders in business may often find themselves feeling overwhelmed. When you have a lot to do and only a limited amount of time to use, it can seem like you’re never really going to be able to get everything done.


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Reflecting Back on the Year Ahead – 11 Ways to Make Your Reflection Session Pay Off

RapidStart Leadership

The arrival of a new year signals a time of reflecting on the old, but there's no owner's manual on how; here are 11 ways to make the most of it. The post Reflecting Back on the Year Ahead – 11 Ways to Make Your Reflection Session Pay Off appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Use Your Influence To Inspire A New Generation Of Leaders

Tanveer Naseer

One of the hallmarks of a great leader is their ability to raise up and inspire a new generation of leaders. They don’t hoard their talent, instead they look for opportunities to invest in others and they find ways to mentor and produce new leaders. Using your influence to build.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

22 Quotes to Inspire Leaders in the New Year (Part 1)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Are your leaders prepared for the year ahead? Each day will bring new challenges, and to succeed within ethical boundaries, we’ll all need a clear picture of “good leadership.”

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Interview with New York City’s WCBS Radio: Connection Provides Protection from Burnout and Suicide

Michael Lee Stallard

The holidays are a particularly difficult time for those who are already struggling with loneliness, depression, and feelings of hopelessness. This can lead to burnout or even suicidal thoughts. Fortunately, there is hope.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Spider-Man: No Way Home

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The third movie in the Sony/Marvel Cinematic Universe’s Spider-Man third movie. Tom Holland has starred as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Homecoming, Far From Home, and, now, No Way Home. This third outing may be the best Spider-Man movie to date.

Lines for Leaders: Control Freak

RapidStart Leadership

Coach Tom Landry was famous for his stoic expression on the sidelines no matter what was happening on the field; here's what he said about leadership under pressure. The post Lines for Leaders: Control Freak appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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How To Be A Good Leader In 2022

Tanveer Naseer

With the new evolving landscape, it is more important than ever to be a good leader to retain employees and keep them happy. With the new year coming sooner than later, now is a great time to consider additional steps that you can take to improve your leadership skills. Click to continue reading.

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Conquer These Leadership Temptations In The New Year

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton We’re starting a new year, with fresh possibilities, and it is a good time to think about our leadership values. What do we believe? How do we treat others? What matters to us? Can people determine our values by watching how we treat people?

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The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

Does It Have to Be Perfect or Can It Be Good Enough?

Next Level Blog

This isn’t the first time I’ve written about when things have to be perfect and when “good enough” is good enough. It probably won’t be the last.

Speak Your Truth So That Others Can Hear It

Leading Blog

W E often live in the dilemma of sharing what’s on our mind directly and truthfully or mollifying and suppressing what we really think. This, however, is a false dichotomy. We don’t just have to share our truth in a toxic way or suppress it.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Pig

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Pig is a Hulu exclusive movie (you can also purchase the Blu-ray on Amazon) starring Nicolas Cage as hermit named Rob. Rob lives in a dilapidated shack. He chose to leave the hustle and bustle of the city after his wife passed away.

Lines for Leaders: What do You Think?

RapidStart Leadership

To lead effectively we need to be able to think clearly; here's what one highly accomplished author said about how she learned to think with clarity. The post Lines for Leaders: What do You Think? appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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How to Write OKRs: 45 Effective Examples

Many companies are embracing objectives and key results (OKRs) as the best practice for committing to goals and following through. Objectives are outcomes that reflect current company priorities. Each employee should write OKRs that roll up to larger company goals.

My Favourite Podcast Guest Moments And Insights From 2021

Tanveer Naseer

As I mentioned in some of my episodes for my podcast “Leadership Biz Cafe”, 2021 marks the 10th year that I’ve been hosting this podcast. Although this is without question a major milestone to reach for any podcast, I never got around to making plans to celebrate this achievement on.

Wishing You Renewal

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton As you enter the holiday season and 2021 comes to a close, I wish you a season of personal renewal. We have all lost something, whether it be time, independence, social interaction, a sense of safety, or good health.

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When Grit Isn’t Enough: Protection from Burnout and Suicide

Michael Lee Stallard

Mike Ivy is not someone you would expect to contemplate taking his own life. His experience and accomplishments communicate grit and resilience. A trauma, critical care and acute care surgeon by training, Dr. Ivy grew up in the U.S.

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Nailing It: How Historys Awesome Twentysomethings Got It Together

Leading Blog

R OBERT DILENSCHNEIDER looks at the lives of twenty-five accomplished men and women and asks what they were doing at around age 25 that led them to become the people they became in Nailing It: How History’s Awesome Twentysomethings Got It Together.

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12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Red Notice

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Today’s Reel Leadership (Did you know the Reel Leadership book is releasing soon? Release date is December 20th. Keep checking back on for more updates) article comes from the movie Red Notice.

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Running in the Rain: What to Think About When You Think About Quitting

RapidStart Leadership

Running in the rain: It's something I don't want to do, yet very much need to. Here's how I got myself out the door, and how to get yourself to do things you don't want to do, too. The post Running in the Rain: What to Think About When You Think About Quitting appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

Resilience In Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

There is probably not a single corporate or business leader on planet Earth who will admit that the business they lead has no mission statement, business values or a sense of purpose. Yet a Deloitte study released in May 2020 when most of the world was in lockdown, the pandemic.

22 Quotes to Inspire Leaders in the New Year (Part 2)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton This series includes 22 quotes (linked to posts with leadership guidance) to inspire you and help you improve your leader development as we head into the new year. Part 1 included the first 11.

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12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

Presenting to Executives: How to Have More Confidence

Let's Grow Leaders

When presenting to executives, don’t forget what makes you an expert. You’ve been working hard, and the project is totally on track. And now, the executive team wants an update. It’s natural to feel nervous.

Leading Thoughts for December 23, 2021

Leading Blog

I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I.

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5 Gift Ideas For Leaders This Christmas Season

Joseph Lalonde

Whether you’re giving a gift to a leader above you or you’ve been asked what kind of gift you want to receive, thinking of the perfect gift can be difficult. I know I stumble over it whenever I’m asked, whether it is from a family member, friend, or coworker.

Conversation with Pat Farnack on Why “Brutal” Honesty Isn’t Ideal in the Workplace

Michael Lee Stallard

Pat Farnack, longtime radio host on WCBS Newsradio 880 in New York City, recently interviewed me about the trend toward “brutal honesty” in the workplace and its unintended consequences. .

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The Power of Conversation Intelligence

This eBook will answer all your questions and more on Conversation Intelligence (CI) by providing a complete overview and its need in Revenue organizations - delivering impact from your Sales Development Representatives all the way to the C-Suite.

An Important End Of Year Lesson On Relationships And Leading People In The Digital Age

Tanveer Naseer

There’s an annual tradition that plays out this time of the year for most leaders where they split their focus between making sure they close out whatever goals or plans they had for the last quarter, and looking ahead to the next year and what need to be the new. Click to continue reading.

Ethical Leadership Questions for the New Year

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Ethical leadership is evolving, and expectations are increasing.

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The Best Leadership Articles of 2021 (according to you)

Let's Grow Leaders

Your Favorite Leadership Articles of the Year. Every year we take a really close look at our human-centered, practical leadership content that is resonating with you. And, use that insight to help us plan for what would serve you most in the new year.

LeadershipNow 140: December 2021 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from December 2021 that you don't want to miss: Seven Ways to Put Procrastination Behind You by Manfred F. Kets de Vries via @INSEADKnowledge. This Is How Smart Risk-Takers Succeed by @LaRaeQuy. Professional Development is the Gift that Keeps on Giving from @artpetty.

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The First 90 Days: Onboarding Checklist

Connect with your people from day one with this development and engagement checklist.