September, 2016

How to Manage 5 Difficult Personalities at Work

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Merrick Rosenberg : At extreme levels, our most admirable personality traits undermine us. Charles Dickens said it best in his novel Dombey and Son : “…vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!” To understand the vice , and address it, we must examine the virtue first.

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10 Insights on Inspirational Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Is inspirational leadership the holy grail of leadership? I define such a pinnacle – the holy grail of leadership – as that which engenders the highest levels of employee engagement and commitment. So, by that definition, then yes, hands down, inspirational leadership is the summit.

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The 10 Laws of Trust

Leading Blog

I N The 10 Laws of Trust , JetBlue Chairman and Stanford Professor Joel Peterson begins by reminding us that “when it comes to building great companies, a leader’s job isn’t to make it to the top of the mountain alone.

The Powerful Organizational Trust Elixer

Let's Grow Leaders

It was my second time up a 14er mountain in Colorado. Oxygen was at a premium as I joined my Winning Well partner, David Dye, as he led this mission of mostly first timers up Mt. Democrat.

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12 Leadership Principles of Jesus

Ron Edmondson

These Inspire Me There are many leaders I admire who have influenced my own leadership. I admire the teachings on leadership by guys like John Maxwell, Andy Stanley, and Patrick Lencioni.

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10 Leadership Lessons From My Favorite Clint Eastwood Movie Quotes

N2Growth Blog

Regular readers of my weekly column have come to expect me to do my best in presenting them with fresh perspectives on how to manage the challenges that most of them face as leaders in their respective organizations.

How to Become a More Strategic Leader

Women on Business

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13 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Sully

Joseph Lalonde

O n January 15th, 2009, the pilot of US Airways Flight 1549 had a choice to make. Do we try to make it back to LaGuardia, land at Teterboro Airport, or make a crash landing in the Hudson River.

4 Reasons People You Lead May Not Want to Learn or Grow

Ron Edmondson

And, 5 Suggestions to Motivate Them I’ve learned in leadership – you can’t teach someone who doesn’t want to learn or grow personally. Perhaps you’ve tried. I have.

End Meeting Nightmares: Manage Results, Not Activity

General Leadership

GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost.” ” Unknown. Want to review housekeeping details weekly?

Use Emotional Intelligence To Address Speech Anxiety

Lead Change Blog

What do you feel when you imagine standing up in front of an audience? Visualize the bright lights in your face, see all those people looking at you and expecting you to deliver a top-notch performance. Do butterflies start fluttering about in your stomach? Do your palms start to sweat?

Exploring Alternate Futures Can Help Identify Future Leaders

N2Growth Blog

Scenarios and scenario-based planning are widely recognized as valuable tools in setting organizations’ visions and strategies. Shell is the most famed for their scenarios and their process for developing them and using them. But they are far from alone.

How to Earn Respect in a Male-Dominated Industry

Women on Business

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4 Ways Complacency Will Damage Your Organization

Joseph Lalonde

E very leader wants to see their organizations become successful. There’s a problem that comes along with success: Complacency. That’s when you reach a level of self-satisfaction accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies.

Handle Little Things Before They Become Big Things

Ron Edmondson

Cheryl and I were in a grocery store out of town some time ago. We turned the corner from one aisle into a main aisle and instantly saw a gentleman slip and fall.

What’s Really Killing Morale and Employee Engagement

Let's Grow Leaders

Janice shared: I’d had enough: the gossip; the veterans scaring the new hires; more and more people doing just enough to get by… And I was frustrated because we’d done so much to foster employee engagement. I changed out some toxic leaders.

How Mind Maps Removed Stress From My Working Day

Lead Change Blog

We have so much stuff swimming around in our heads; half-baked ideas, things promised to others and that ever-growing list of to-dos that require attention and feel ever-present yet are ultimately unachievable.

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Gaining Trust on Day One

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Paul Smith : It happens every time you join a new company, or even when you change roles at the company you work for now. You have to spend months winning the trust and respect you’d already earned with the last group of people you managed. Or do you?

When the Dentist has a Toothache, or How to Prepare Your Clients for Emergencies

Women on Business

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Making Work More Effective

QAspire

Here is what leaders often do – when faced with a complex situation at work, they add procedures, rules and structures to make things more complex. What we need to handle complex challenges is simplicity that leads to effectiveness.

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5 Qualities to Seek in the Heart of a Leader

Ron Edmondson

As evidenced from the heart of Joseph In this post I’d love to consider the heart of a leader. Someone asked me recently what I primarily look for in the hiring of a staff position. I said, without reservation, first and foremost, I look for the heart.

4 Important Leadership Lessons From The Final Frontier

Tanveer Naseer

If you’re a Star Trek fan like myself, then you know this week marks a historic milestone for this science fiction cultural phenomenon.

Team Building Exercises for Leaders

Lead Change Blog

When we think of a leader we all use the general definition of a leader: someone others follow, someone who inspires others to do what they want them to do. In business a leader or boss must make decisions that affect employees in many ways from wages to vacation time and more.

3 Things You Need to Know to Manage a Team of Superstars

N2Growth Blog

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How to Stop Being Too Negotiable with Yourself

Women on Business

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The Neo-Generalist

QAspire

The books I love the most are not the ones that offer off-the-shelf “solutions” but ones that start a conversation, catalyze thinking, elevate understanding and help in thinking about a topic in novel ways. And that’s why I loved reading “ The Neo-Generalist ” by Kenneth Mikkelsen and Richard Martin.

5 Ways to Help Young Leaders Succeed

Ron Edmondson

Leader Development I love working with young leaders. I consistently look for ways to invest in and recruit those who are currently entering the field of leadership or who will be in the future. In doing so, I see part of my role in working with younger leaders as helping them succeed.

Leaders need to Lead

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Ken Marlin: Leadership is one of those concepts that management gurus like to throw around. There are tons of books and articles on the subject. One article I read said that leaders look forward while managers manage what just happened. I don’t buy it: good leaders do both.

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7 Things Every Leader Needs to Sacrifice

Lead Change Blog

Becoming a leader is the dream of many. You want to be heard, to have people agree with you and follow your lead. But getting there is not just a question of natural talent. It is a matter of sacrifice. No pain, no gain, they say, and there is no difference when it comes to leadership.

Culture By Design: A Call to Action

N2Growth Blog

This is the first installment of an important 3-part series on Company Culture that I will be bringing to my Inc. readers. The series focuses on how to become more deliberate in creating a work environment that enables and empowers your organization to achieve and exceed all your expectations.

Soda Could Be Getting in the Way of Your Success

Women on Business

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Looking to communicate with your best consumers?

Strategy Driven

The people who spend more for quality, influence their friends and networks and remain fiercely brand-loyal. Every category is being affected by a new wave of interest in living longer, eating better, and demanding more.

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8 Things I Wouldn’t Do Again if Planting Another Church

Ron Edmondson

I have been involved in church planting for most of my ministry career – whether as a planter or as a supporter of planting. I love the process of planting. I love the energy and the enthusiasm a new church brings to a community. Having planted two churches, I’ve learned a few things.

143: Lessons from Starbucks on Leading with Values First | with Howard Behar

Engaging Leader

“We’re in the people business serving coffee, not the coffee business serving people.” ~ Howard Behar As the president of Starbucks North America and Starbucks International, Howard Behar spent over 20 years helping grow the company into a worldwide phenomenon.