February, 2019

The Modern Leadership Challenge: An Exquisite Merger of Life and Business

Terry Starbucker

In my now 37 years in the business world, I’ve witnessed and participated in quite an evolution of what constitutes modern leadership.

How Self-Care Can Improve Your Business

Strategy Driven

We know that taking care of ourselves at home is important. We know that eating well and exercising regularly is what will keep us healthy. But what about our work?

What Women Do That Holds Them Back From Succeeding At Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

There’s been a number of studies that have illustrated the challenges and obstacles women face that men don’t in trying to move into leadership positions. But are there actions and behaviours women are doing that are also impeding their ability to grow into effective leaders?

Thomas Jefferson's Ten Rules to Live By

Leading Blog

Thomas Jefferson was skilled in many fields. In December 1962, John F.

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How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

Lead Like Louie: Look Beyond Failure and Rejection

Lead Change Blog

Since adopting my rescue pup, Louie, in 2013, he and I have experienced many challenges as well as delightful adventures. Every interaction has given me PAWS to reflect on the leadership lessons I’ve learned over the years, many of which I will share in future articles.

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The Three Keys to Being a Great Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Raymond Houser: Being a great leader means getting people to do things that they didn't think possible. It's as simple as that. Many people confuse leadership style with true leadership. You don't have to be an extroverted, rah-rah motivator to be a great leader.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), Astrid (America Ferrera), Snotlout (Jonah Hill), Tuffnut (Justin Ripple), Ruffnut (Kristen Wiig), and the rest of the How To Train Your Dragon return in the third outing for How To Train Your Dragon.

How Leaders Can Get More Solutions from Their Team

Let's Grow Leaders

Invest twenty seconds to get more solutions and ideas. Recently, I donated blood through the Red Cross. What happened next is a great example of how you can get more solutions, ideas, and critical thinking from your team members. Four weeks after […].

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The Leadership Killer

Leading Blog

T HE LEADERSHIP KILLER is in all of us, all of the time, just waiting to strike. It doesn’t discriminate—neither gender or race. The ironic thing is, we give it permission to kill. It’s our choice. In The Leadership Killer , Bill Treasurer and Captain John Havlik expose the leadership Killer.

Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work

Lead Change Blog

Regardless of your responsibilities, you will inevitably face an individual or a team who appear unmotivated. Trying to motivate them is frustrating for everyone involved and it just doesn’t work.

5 Step Guide to Personal Development Plans

Great HR leaders are continually looking for new ways to develop their people and build companies that people want to work for. A well-considered Personal Development Plan (PDP) is one huge part of that. Download Paycor's guide today, and learn new tips and best practices to help create effective development plans for your people.

Find Your Sweet Spot

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds: An architect had earned her degree, gained her license, and joined the AIA. She found a well-paying job and even became successful. But she didn’t love it; she didn’t feel she was serving others as well as she could.

Collecting Questions – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

We are in the middle of a series of videos about collections. And if you haven’t noticed yet, some of these collections are of “things” that you might not have thought of collecting. In fact, most of them aren’t anything that you can put on a shelf or in a room of your house.

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The 18 Best Business Books To Read During Your Lunch Break

Joseph Lalonde

The average American reads four books a year. Successful entrepreneurs like Bill Gates read 50. The fact is, reading is a fundamental part of your growth as an entrepreneur or workplace professional.

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Why Your Best Performers Hate Your Great Idea

Let's Grow Leaders

You’re convinced you’ve got a great idea that you know will yield breakthrough results. So you call the team together to announce the new direction. But instead of being met with a spirited “game on,” your top performers are staring at you with a […].

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11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

Creating the Conversations That Help Them Grow

Leading Blog

F INDING good employees is not enough. Developing them is critical to keeping them. Everyone has options. If you are not growing and leading your employees, they will look elsewhere.

Dealing with Difficult Team Members

Lead Change Blog

Picture this: as a leader, you’re a real go-getter. And then there’s that team member who always needs to analyze everything to death before finally getting into action. And the other one who is such a perfectionist that they never get the job finished. Why do these co-workers manage to get under your skin? And more importantly, how do you deal with your irritation? Know Your Allergies. Your perspective is that your good quality is getting the job done quickly, smoothly and efficiently.

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Fond Memories: 3 Ways to Be Remembered as a Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Chris Dyer : Setting the tone for those with whom you work is a must for executives in the here and now. You establish yourself as the organizational authority. You suggest what type of behavior is acceptable.

Reintroducing Quibbling: The Kryptonite of Leadership

RapidStart Leadership

What is quibbling and why does it matter to leaders? Do you remember watching Superman, and seeing what happens to him when he comes in contact with Kryptonite? How weak and ineffective he becomes?

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

Creating A Workplace Team Members Want To Work

Joseph Lalonde

Most team members cannot remember the last time they actually wanted to go to work. Research has shown 13% of your team is engaged in their work. This is sad, isn’t it? You don’t want your organization to be part of the 87% of workplaces people go to and are disengaged.

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How Your Failure Inspires Connection and Success

Let's Grow Leaders

We hear all the time that learning from past failure is the key to success. But what about TALKING about failure, particularly with people who already see you as a success? Do failure stories damage your brand or make it stronger? After […].

The Critical Few: Working with Your Culture to Change It

Leading Blog

C ULTURE is hard to change. And we’re usually fighting against it. But what if we used the culture to change it? What if by focusing on a few critical elements we could work with our culture instead of against it?

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The 5 Ps of Conscious Success

Lead Change Blog

I live in the mountains of Colorado at about eight thousand feet in elevation. When it snows in Colorado, it really snows. There is nothing like looking out the window and seeing a world blanketed in snow. When it’s really deep, everything has a smooth, shapeless quality. Unless you know what lies beneath, it all looks the same. I have always been told that each snowflake is unique. The crystalline structure forms in different patterns each time the water vapor freezes in the atmosphere.

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

Social Design for Modern Leaders

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Cheryl Heller : Successful leaders are different today than in times past. They do not dictate change, they see and guide it. They don’t try to control, instead they successfully navigate in chaos.

Change the Game: 7 Ways to Build Teammates Who Can Do More

RapidStart Leadership

How do we increase the odds of “winning” with the team we have? At the beginning of any game, everyone starts with the same number of players on the board. And in the rush to get things done, we focus on moving those players around the best we can.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The original The Lego Movie spawned multiple other Lego movies recently released a sequel. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part continues the story of Finn (Jadon Sand) and his Lego land of wonder.

Making the Turn: 10 Warning Signs You aren’t Shifting from Founder to Leader

N2Growth Blog

By Thomas Brattle Gannett and Dr. Greg Giuliano. You came up with an awesome idea. Your singular focus has been to make it real. You started a company. You got funding. Maybe you’re looking for Series B or C funding now. Maybe you’re prepping for the IPO. Congratulations!

Tough Comp Conversations: A Guide For Doing Them Right

Speaker: Rusty Lindquist, VP Strategic HR Insights at Bamboo HR

Compensation can be tricky, few things carry as much emotional weight as comp. And with the increased transparency in the market, combined with our collective propensity to rate ourselves against others, the frequency of these very difficult conversations is increasing. In this webinar, we will deconstruct some of the psychology around comp. We’ll take an analytic look at comp’s role in the employee experience, and then we’ll get really tactical with guidance on very specific compensation conversations.

Simple Techniques to Overcome Negative Emotions When Negotiating with Others

Leading Blog

A KEY PREDICTOR of entrepreneurial success is a leader’s ability to manage relationships with investors, employees, and customers. Relationships are negotiations. We all negotiate. How well we learn to negotiate can be the difference between success and failure.

How to Build Trust-Filled Relationships in Fast-Changing Environments

Lead Change Blog

Tom is the HR Director for a large healthcare organization. Like others in his field, Tom has been charged with increasing employee engagement and retention. For several months, he and his team have been working behind closed doors on a new employee appreciation and recognition program. Tom’s team borrowed an idea from their health insurance company and created a rewards program that allows employees to earn points for demonstrating behaviors that contribute to a positive work environment.

Learn Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Leo Bottary: Leadership lessons exist all around us, all the time. All we have to do is pay attention. Let me offer two examples – one is about growth and the other involves the power of declaring victory.

The Trouble with Comparisons

Kevin Eikenberry

We all do it. We see someone doing something that we value – and doing it very well. If we want to be better at what they are doing, at first it makes sense to look at them and compare ourselves. Comparisons like this rarely help. In fact, they can be quite damaging to our […].

What Is Expected Of You As A Leader

Joseph Lalonde

Eekkk! You got the call. You’ve been tasked with stepping up to a new role in your organization. They’re going to give you a new title. The title of a leader! Let the celebration commence. You’ve taken a big step by moving into a leadership position. Congratulations.