March, 2019

Controlling the Flow: Why Today’s Leaders Have To Be Plumbers Too

Terry Starbucker

There’s a role a leader must play that in this day and age is even more important than being a teacher or mentor. It’s the role of a plumber. Yep, a plumber. Think about this for a minute – a plumber deals with pressure and flow all the time –in this case as it pertains to water.

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Business Wisdom Learned From Bomb Squad Experts And Their Commanders

General Leadership

GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”

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Are You Living in Conflict Debt?

Leading Blog

W HEN YOU AVOID the tough discussions and decisions, you hold your business back, make your team dysfunctional, and cause yourself stress. You set up a kind of conflict debt.

Win the Heart

Lead Change Blog

Every great company has an engaged workforce, and nurturing a culture of engagement is at the heart of great leadership — employees who really care about their work, their coworkers, and the organization can supercharge a company’s success. But for many years, engagement has been suffering.

The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Russian Five

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Most of the movies I attend can be classified as action, suspense, thriller, or comedy. Rarely do I share a Reel Leadership article about a documentary. Today, though, is one of those rare moments and I think you’ll enjoy this one.

How to Lead a Team on Different Schedules

Let's Grow Leaders

How do you build a high-performing, cohesive team when people are working on different schedules? Clarity is even more important as you get everyone working toward the same goals and it takes extra effort to build relationships with little face-time. Here are […].

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Influence: Never Underestimate Your Impact

General Leadership

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Fail More

Leading Blog

E VERYTHING YOU DO involves risk. The only questions are what and how much. Poor choices lead you into failure, and good choices take you out of failure. Success and failure both leave room for improvement.

The Politics of Promotion

Lead Change Blog

Although being savvy about office politics is important for both genders, unconscious bias and stereotypes create special challenges for women. Many women focus on performance, thinking that good work garners promotion.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Captain Marvel

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The last Marvel Cinematic Universe movie to release before this year’s highly anticipated Avengers: Endgame, released this past Friday. Captain Marvel took to the screen and wowed most audiences.

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.

The Surprising Way to Focus Your Team on Fundamentals

Let's Grow Leaders

Why focus on the fundamentals? When I was defending my master’s thesis over 25 years ago, one particularly snotty professor (who had never actually worked in an organization outside of academia) leaned back in his chair and smirked, “It strikes me that […].

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6 Ways Women Leaders Can up Their Management Skills

Women on Business

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Setting Limits: 15 Ways to Do More By Giving Ourselves Less

RapidStart Leadership

Is having no limits really a good thing? We often find ourselves wishing that the limitations in our lives were gone. We yearn for a mythical time when we can do whatever we want however we want for as long as we want.

You Might Be a Bad Leader If…

Leading Blog

N ONE OF US would readily admit to being a bad leader. We see ourselves as pretty good or at least well-intentioned. But people don’t experience our intentions; they experience what we actually do.

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.

Preview Thursday: Win the Heart

Lead Change Blog

We are pleased to present this excerpt from Win the Heart by Mark Miller. Why Engagement Matters. The life of a leader can be hectic.

7 Leaders Other Leaders Need To Be Following

Joseph Lalonde

A leader is always learning. He’s finding new mentors and going back to old mentors. Leading is a never-ending learning adventure. One of the easiest ways to continue learning is to follow other leaders. These are people who have been there, done that, and are still going.

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The Most Important Question to Ask About a Leader

Let's Grow Leaders

“If I’m ever in doubt about whether a leader is making a positive impact on my organization, I ask myself this most important question, Would I want my child working for this person? If the answer is no, I know I need […].

Bringing Your Business into the Community

Women on Business

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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.

10 Simple Steps That Will Help You Overcome Adversity And Achieve Success

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Fred Stuvek. All of us will face some degree of adversity in our life, this is inevitable. You can’t run from it. You can’t hide from it. It will find you. You have to deal with it, embrace it as a learning experience, Click to continue reading.

Do Ethics Really Make You a Better Leader in Business?

Leading Blog

E THICS IS NOT a word used very often behind the walls of companies and organizations. Many companies have a set of values and company policies. However, very few companies educate leaders about ethics and encourage leaders to discuss ethics with their teams.

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5 Skills Needed in the Workforce by 2020

Lead Change Blog

By the year 2020, the workplace will require some unique skills in order to thrive, to be resilient, and to relish an ever-changing world. Now is the time to begin developing them. The Institute for the Future teamed up with the University of Phoenix Research Institute to pinpoint skills that are the result of several current economic drivers. Skill #1: Sense-Making. This requires one to determine the deeper meaning or significance of what is being expressed.

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Famous Leaders Without A Formal Education

Joseph Lalonde

It’s always a fascinating journey to take a look at famous leaders and see who did or did not have a formal education. There are many such leaders and you may be surprised at who skipped out on college and a degree.

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.

How to Stop Your Internal Communications From Being So Boring

Let's Grow Leaders

In case you missed the memo, no one likes boring internal communications. You don’t. I don’t. And neither does your team. Oh sure, we used to tolerate it. But now we know better. Because in the rest of our lives, we’re getting information in […].

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How Business Women Can Beat Imposter Syndrome

Women on Business

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Following the Follower: 15 Ways to Lead Better by Following Better

RapidStart Leadership

Can being better followers make us better leaders? Focusing on following may seem an odd way to tackle the challenges of leading, but there’s a power in this approach we can easily overlook. There’s a danger in ignoring it, too.

11 Shifts Every Leader Needs to Make

Leading Blog

T O GET FROM where we are to where we want to be requires a shift in our thinking. When our thinking shifts in an area, our perspective changes, and new opportunities become visible. We serve people differently.

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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.

The Leader as Gardener

Lead Change Blog

“Well-oiled machine.” ” For most of the time I’ve been in business, that was the metaphor for organizations. Leaders designed machines. Other leaders operated machines. And the machines themselves? Well, they were made up of interchangeable parts. If a part broke or if a part wore out, all you had to do was replace it with another part. That metaphor comes from the early Industrial Age. It made sense then, but it makes little sense now.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From John Wick

Joseph Lalonde

Keanu Reeves stars as legendary assassin John Wick in this great action film from 2014. With John Wick: Chapter 3 releasing in May, I thought this would be a perfect time for a Reel Leadership article about John Wick.

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Your Culture is an Asset – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

While I’m not an accountant and you likely aren’t either, I am using an accounting term today to help us understand the value in our workplace culture. Tweet it out: Your organizational culture is an asset. How can you maximize its value?

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Can’t Go It Alone?

Women on Business

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3 Steps To Create An Organizational Vision That Energizes Employees

Tanveer Naseer

Some of you may not know this, but I’ve been writing this blog for over 10 years now, which of course, means that you end up covering a lot of different topics and ideas around leadership. But what it also means is that after a point, you get the urge. Click to continue reading.

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