April, 2019

How to Use Discomfort to Drive High-Performance

Leading Blog

I T SHOULD go without saying that coaching as opposed to just managing people, is the key to developing high-performance organizations and teams. Leaders must be coaches. Any growth but especially growth leading to high-performance requires a degree of discomfort.

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What Does Your Email Reveal About Your Leadership Style?

Strategy Driven

“I don’t know that there’s necessarily a correlation between leadership style and their email writing. I’ve never researched that specific connection.”. Understood,” my CEO client responded. Just review what my admin sends you and give me a one-page opinion on each of the four VPs.

The Antidote to “No, But”

Lead Change Blog

Within six months of being hired, Sam wished he had a dollar for every time a team member communicated, “No, but.”. Sam had passed his interviews with flying colors. They even gave him time to share his initial ideas, ask probing questions, and take time to think over his decision to accept the role. Sadly, nothing could have prepared Sam for what happened next—he stepped onto a toxic team. Everyone seemed nice enough, but something unseen kept undercutting conversations and momentum.

How To Find Your Balance On The Leadership Seesaw

Terry Starbucker

Leaders are constantly riding a leadership seesaw, swaying back and forth between seeming contradictions that hover over our daily decisions and interactions. How we deal with these contradictions and find our balance on the seesaw can be the difference between good and great.

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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.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Avengers: Endgame

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Last year’s Avengers: Infinity War was the beginning of the end for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. This weekend’s Avengers: Endgame movie has forever changed the face of the universe we’ve grown to love over 10 years and 22 movies.

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How to Build a Great Culture in a High Turnover World

Let's Grow Leaders

What’s the true cost of high turnover? How do you stop the exodus of great talent? What if you can’t? Just a few of the questions that keep coming up with almost every senior leader I speak with. It’s tricky. You can’t control […].

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What It Means To “Approach It Like a Coach”

Kevin Eikenberry

There are nearly as many ways to lead as there are leaders. What we believe and our mindset relating to the role of leading others says much about how we choose to lead. When you bring a coaching mindset to leadership, it will change your approach to many situations.

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Conflict Without Casualties

Lead Change Blog

When people misuse conflict energy, it becomes drama: they struggle against themselves or each other to feel justified about their negative behavior. The cost is staggering.

Establishing Trust: Why the Details Matter

RapidStart Leadership

How do we establish trust? We know that establishing trust is a key to leading well, but how do we go about it? An unexpected encounter in the back of a dark garage shines a light on how we can build the trust we need to lead. Not as it … Establishing Trust: Why the Details Matter Read More ».

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Why Great Leaders Extend Grace

Joseph Lalonde

I have never met a leader who didn’t need grace extended to them at one point or another. Every leader has failed at some point in their journey. Some harder than others. I’ve, sadly, seen leaders who have committed some pretty heinous acts.

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.

How to Manage the Most Difficult Stakeholders

Let's Grow Leaders

Difficult stakeholders are a chance to grow your influence You look at the phone and your heart sinks. It’s the night before you’re supposed to wrap up your assignment and brief the leadership team on what you’ve done. It’s Bruce, a charismatic […].

Why Leaders Need to Think More Like Professional Gamblers

Leading Blog

O NE OF the unfortunate side effects of living in an age of accelerating technology is having to deal with increased uncertainty. When faced with uncertainty, how should leaders react? Should they make a big bet, hedge their position, or just wait and see?

Three Great Words of Encouragement – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

A few months ago, I was fortunate enough to record a video course with some great people at LinkedIn Learning. And while the process that I go through each week here on Remarkable TV has grown and improved significantly over the years, my time at LinkedIn Learning was quite different.

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Indivisible

Lead Change Blog

There are more people living alone than at any time in history, and more depression than ever recorded. Violence continues to cast long shadows across generations. We are fragmented to the point of vile speech and hate crimes based on false divisions.

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.

Overloaded: The Thing That Keeps Us From Leading Well

RapidStart Leadership

“Are we carrying around things that make us poor leaders?” ” It’s easy to collect things, harder to let them go.

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Can You Win The Hearts Of Your Team?

Joseph Lalonde

Win The Heart Book Giveaway. What do you think about when you hear “Win the heart?” ” Does your mind wander to the love of your life and how you wooed her off her feet?

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How to Unlock the Hidden Power of Culture

Let's Grow Leaders

Does the Power of Culture Propel or Punish Your Team? I fell backward off the side of a boat and descended into the Pacific Ocean where I was about to get an incredible (and frightening) experience about the power of culture. I’m […].

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Becoming a 100X Leader

Leading Blog

A 100X LEADER is a 100% healthy leader who multiplies that mindset to those they lead. A leader that climbs their own Mount Everest every day and acts as a Sherpa to others at the same time. A 100X leader has become a leader worth following and builds leaders worth following.

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.

What Do You Expect? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Have you ever been disappointed? Frustrated? Maybe even annoyed? And then maybe you said (rather cynically), “Well, what did you expect?”

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Eat That Frog!

Lead Change Blog

“Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” – Mark Twain. Do you know what the NUMBER ONE reason for failure in business and personal life is today? It’s procrastination.

Leading Your Army: Is This Really the One You Wanted?

RapidStart Leadership

If leading your army feels like a parade, you might be doing it wrong. Appearances are important, and first impressions matter, but too often we can find ourselves overly focused on how things look at the expense of how well they function.

What The Pothole Kid From Muskegon Heights Can Teach Us About Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

You're never too young to lead. You may have heard of a young man named Monte Scott. If you haven’t heard of Monte, you may have heard of him referred to by a different name: The Pothole Kid. His nickname is a strange one. The Pothole Kid? Why would anyone want to be called that name?

How to Be Okay When It’s Time to Fire a Poor Performer

Let's Grow Leaders

It takes compassion and strength to fire a poor performer Have you ever been reluctant to fire a poor performer? You might identify with Mary. She approached David as he finished delivering a leadership development program and introduced herself. “I I was the […].

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6 Tips to Improve Your Hiring Process

Leading Blog

O NE OF THE MOST significant ways a leader can impact their business is through the quality of their hiring, yet this is rarely listed as a critical leadership competency and often overlooked.

Preparing Remote Leaders for Success

Kevin Eikenberry

Change is Inevitable. Get Ready to Lead It!

Lead Change Blog

Leadership is about leading. Also, when you need to lead into change. Or is leadership nothing else than facilitating change? Whichever way you choose to look at leadership, leading change is one of your most challenging and, at the same time, essential tasks. Change requires a culture where change is possible. When team members don’t do what (or how) you want them to do, you send them off to a training. Teach them how to give feedback, for example.

Mindset or Competency: Which is More Important?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton How we think about something will impact what we do about it. To be ready to handle difficult challenges, our thinking needs to stretch to help us adapt. Nick Petrie, Center For Creative Leadership, writes in Vertical Leadership Development Part I that "In terms of leadership, the stage from which you are thinking and acting matters a lot. To be effective, the leader’s thinking must be equal or superior to the complexity of the environment."

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Hellboy 2019

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The movie theater has been a great place for those who love comic book movies. Last week, theatergoers were treated to the DC Comics movie Shazam!

Leadership Unchained Interview with Sara Canaday

Let's Grow Leaders

The world has changed – has your leadership changed with it? Join me for an interview with Sara Canaday where we discuss conventional leadership wisdom that hurts you – and what to do instead. We dive into her latest book, Leadership Unchained, where […].

5 Insights to Managing Chaordic Tension

Leading Blog

C ONDUCTING your own orchestra. Running your own ship. Self-employment. Putting your stamp on the world. Entrepreneurship is a great, noble profession. However, failure rates are well documented.

Hey Leader, Do You Feel Like an Imposter?

Kevin Eikenberry

As a leader, by most any standard, you have achieved a level of success. After all, not everyone gets promoted, or perhaps even multiple times, and now has the responsibilities and opportunities that come with leading others.

April 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the April Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, productivity, development, engagement, team building, and more. Communication. Stephanie Skryzowski of 100 Degrees Consulting shared 5 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Financials to Increase Transparency.

Why The More Human Leader Must Be Tough, As Well As Nice

Terry Starbucker

I believe leadership should be more human , because it paves the way for an atmosphere of trust and a culture of accountability, two absolute essentials for success.

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