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.

Empathetic and Mindful Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Aryeh Brickner: The other day I was in an elevator. A man who looked to be in his thirties got on, while talking on the phone. Entering behind him was a couple with a baby boy about a year old in their arms.

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Influence: Never Underestimate Your Impact

General Leadership

GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link].

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.

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.

Seven Subconscious Habits That Sabotage Your Ability to Listen – And Lead

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Fred Halstead : Years ago, I complied with my wife’s request to have my hearing checked. She told me time and again that she felt that I did not consistently hear her. I was surprised and somewhat reluctant, but decided to go to an ENT. Everything checked out and the doctor told me my hearing was fine. As you may have guessed, I realized it wasn’t my hearing that was defective – it was my listening.

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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.

Is Innovation manageable?

N2Growth Blog

In the years leading up to 2018, I have spent my time bringing innovation to the financial services space. Fintech, as this sector is colloquially referred, focuses for the most part on disrupting the state of affairs induced by the use of technology. As such it is all about innovation.

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.

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.

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.

16 Answers To What is Good Leadership?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton The theme I noticed in the most viewed posts on this blog in 2018 was Looking For a Better Kind of Leadership. Google reported that the most popular Google searches in 2018 were about how we can be good people. It sounds like it's a great time to explore the question "What is Good Leadership? While it's tempting to over simplify leadership and think about it as any one thing, good leadership can only be fully understood by thinking about it in multiple ways.

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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 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.

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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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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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.

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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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.

The Eraser Test: How to Know When It’s Time for a Change

RapidStart Leadership

How do we know when to change the plan? A casual remark by a friend last week got me thinking about the idea of flexibility and change. As leaders, we choose the objectives and set the course.

Helping New Leaders Establish Credibility

Kevin Eikenberry

When people are promoted to leadership roles, one thing they struggle to develop is credibility. If promoted from within, they likely have credibility around their work, but not necessarily their leadership.

Lessons in Leadership to Last a Lifetime

Leading Blog

A FTER 18 YEARS on the MIT faculty, I thought I knew a thing or two about leadership. After all, I was tenured and had supervised dozens of students seeking undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

The CFO Playbook: How to Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

To increase employee retention, you need to consider more than universal healthcare benefits in your turnover calculation. Discover how investing in the right employee benefits can decrease turnover by 138%.

Leadership and Dialog

Lead Change Blog

I often hear (about) leaders in organizations mumbling things like, “We need to get the dialog going on the subject of.” Sounds good, doesn’t it? But what do we mean when we say dialog? Is it just a hip way of saying we should talk to coworkers? A monolog only works to transmit powerful messages. The opposite of a dialog is a monolog. Monolog literally means one ( mono ) does the word ( logos ). In other words, during a monolog, there is an absence of interaction: the sender sends.

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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The Fundamentals of Tomorrow’s Leadership, the Basics with a Twist

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Fiona Murden : In 1998 I graduated from business school feeling I knew all there was to know about leadership. I began work as a management consultant and much of what I’d learnt was very quickly thrown out of the window. The basics of behaviour tell us far more than the latest fad. I became obsessed with observing like a detective, working out what, why and how. In fact, I was so fascinated that I soon returned to university to complete an MSc in Business Psychology.

Instill Confidence in Employees

Career Advancement

“Trust is a core currency of any relationship. Sometimes our need to control and micromanage everything erodes our confidence in ourselves and others. The truth: People are much more capable than we think. A hearty dose of trust is often what’s needed to unlock the magic.

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.