August, 2021

15 Attributes of Positively Energizing Leaders

Leading Blog

W HEN YOU HEAR the term positive leadership , it is easy to get cynical and think it is all happy-talk and disconnected from reality. But it isn’t. In fact, it is about those attributes that energize us and help us to deal with reality in a productive way.

In Praise of Praise: 5 Ways to Enhance the Power of Your Appreciation

RapidStart Leadership

Praise is one of the most powerful tools available to a leader; here are 5 ways you can use it to inspire, motivate, and even change lives. The post In Praise of Praise: 5 Ways to Enhance the Power of Your Appreciation appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring

Lead Change Blog

As the workplace has become more diverse, mentoring has become more challenging. Mentors and mentees may come from very different backgrounds and have a limited understanding of each other’s cultures and outlooks.

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5 Questions Leaders Should Ask When Watching A Movie

Joseph Lalonde

Join the Reel Leadership Author Community by pre-ordering Reel Leadership Entertainment… The traditional line of thought with entertainment is that it is a mindless activity. There’s no redeeming value.

HR in 2023: Survey Insights and Predictions

Nearly 6,000 people weighed in on the future of HR. Here’s what they said….

How to Give Difficult Feedback to Your Boss (Even When You’re Scared)

Let's Grow Leaders

To Ensure Your Upward Feedback is Received Well, Start with Connection and Intention. You have some difficult feedback for your boss, but you’re not quite sure they’re ready to hear it. It might feel safer to stay silent.

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4 Reasons Why Creating Space In Your Workday Will Help You Grow And Succeed

Tanveer Naseer

One of the interesting, but not surprising findings to come out of this current global pandemic is how much people have appreciated being able to have breaks in their work day to just take a break, unwind, and maybe spend some time with their family. In fact, a big reason. Click to continue reading.

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Values-Based Culture: The Nudge

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton I was driving recently when the car beside me started to veer over into my lane. I was able to avoid an accident, but it made me think about what happens when employees start "crossing the line" in organizations.

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Developing Resilience: How to Remain Calm in the Midst of Workplace Chaos

Lead Change Blog

Do you feel like you’re running out of steam at work? Do you wonder how some people manage to get through their hectic days without experiencing burnout? Do you find it hard to bounce back from workplace negativity?

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Free Guy

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. This weekend saw the release of Free Guy, a new Ryan Reynolds movie. Free Guy’s premise is that an NPC (non-playable character in video game speak) suddenly becomes self-aware. He no longer follows the programming he was given.

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How Do I Gain Respect When My Team Doesn’t Like Me?

Let's Grow Leaders

Use This Approach to Gain Respect and the Influence You Need. Of course, leadership is not about being liked. But it sucks to go to work every day when you know your team would rather be working for someone else.

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5 Ways to Improve DE&I in the Workplace

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical for an organization’s success. And companies that take bold action to help ensure an inclusive workplace will win every time. Discover how your company can create a culture that celebrates DE&I while achieving higher revenue and growth.

How Leaders Can Unleash Curiosity To Drive Innovation, Learning, And Resilience

Tanveer Naseer

When it comes to conversations around curiosity in today’s workplace, the focus tends to be on how it helps to drive innovation. But as my guest Dr. Shannon Minifie points out in this episode of my leadership podcast, when leaders unleash the full power of curiosity in their organization, they.

FYI: Your Chaotic Story Is an Asset — So Share It!

Leading Blog

I F YOU’RE LIKE ME, you worry about your startup’s story — or rather presenting it. The pivots, founder feuds, competitors, and development delays are just some of the many hairpin turns that contort your journey into something much more…free-spirited.

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Leadership, Blurred Lines and Sliding Scales

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Leadership has entered a new realm, leaving the space of knowns and certainties (which was an illusion anyway) and entering the space of deep uncertainty, blurred lines and sliding scales.

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Positive Influence: The Leader Who Helps People Become Their Best Self

Lead Change Blog

According to Michael and Glenn Parker, there are four types of positive influence leaders, and we can all leverage the strengths of each to become the type of leader who helps people become their best self.

How to Write OKRs: 45 Effective Examples

Many companies are embracing objectives and key results (OKRs) as the best practice for committing to goals and following through. Objectives are outcomes that reflect current company priorities. Each employee should write OKRs that roll up to larger company goals.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Disney’s Jungle Cruise

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. When you hear Disney’s Jungle Cruise, you may think of the thrilling theme park ride. You’d be correct in thinking that. However, Jungle Cruise recently became something more.

How To Speak Up in Meetings (A Video For if You’re Feeling Unsure)

Let's Grow Leaders

Techniques to Speak Up in Meetings and Ensure Your Voice is Heard. “Hey Karin, I just had my 360 Feedback review, and I heard I should speak up more in meetings. But it’s hard. How do I get better at this?” ” #AskingForaFriend. 4 Ways to Speak Up More in Meetings.

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The Most Valuable Characteristics Of A Good Leader

Tanveer Naseer

When you’re hiring a new employee, you want to make sure they are good leaders. Whether or not they’ll be in a leadership position, employees who can lead provide value to your business because they can help others, show initiative, and set an example. Leadership skills can be taught, which.

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The Story of U.S. Business Is the Story of Real Estate

Leading Blog

T HE STORY of American business is the story of real estate — a story of more than 200 years of claiming, seizing, developing, settling, and speculating in vast areas of land.

The First 90 Days: Onboarding Checklist

Connect with your people from day one with this development and engagement checklist.

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Leading in Context

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Hey, Leader! Are You Hearing Voices?

Lead Change Blog

Strong leaders are surrounded by a plethora of voices. The challenge is knowing which ones to listen to—to which should I pay attention or seek out? Voices matter! Here are a few that will compete for your attention: The Client’s Voice. Everyone who wants to be successful listens to their target audience. What do they want? What do they need to be effective? How can you meet this need? Should you provide it? While the customer’s voice matters, don’t let it rule over you.

What Is Reel Leadership?

Joseph Lalonde

The idea of Reel Leadership began stirring in my mind years ago. But we need to go back in time before this idea began to ruminate in my mind. I want to take you back to the beginning of my personal development journey. I was a young, excited man that was just starting out in […].

221: Simple Visual Story (SVS) Model for Effective Communication | with Matthew Pierce

Engaging Leader

This is a special episode of Engaging Leader, featuring part 2 of an excerpt of Jesse’s live interview on TechSmith’s Visual Lounge with Matt Pierce.

What Hourly Workers Want More than Money

Attract talented, ambitious people by giving them more control over their lives. Hourly workers want to make their daily lives and financial lives more predictable. Employers can assist by offering early access to pay, flexible scheduling, healthcare assistance, benefits where possible, and paid leave options.

Leading for Justice with Rita Sever

Let's Grow Leaders

When your cause is important and you’re working to build a better world, leadership matters more than ever – but it often takes a back seat to the scramble to achieve today’s results.

LeadershipNow 140: August 2021 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from August 2021 that you don't want to miss: The ABCs of Soliciting and Accepting Feedback by @Julie_WG.

Ethical Culture: The Business Case For Prevention

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton After I published "Prevention or Cure: Your Choice" about reducing ethical risk and creating a positive culture a reader asked for more information about the business case for prevention.

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August 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the August 2021 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Communication. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided 3 Steps to Achieving Inner Stillness. Marcia shares: “ Achieving inner stillness is getting comfortable with the beautiful emptiness of not knowing.

5 Reasons People Quit, 10 Ways to Make Them Stay

Learn how to protect your company from The Great Resignation’s turnover epidemic.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Suicide Squad

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I remember watching the original Suicide Squad movie at a now-defunct movie theater. The theater was a classic but it didn’t last. The theater was hot, humid, and almost unbearable to be in.

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7 No-Nonsense Questions that Challenge People without Being a Jerk-Hole

Leadership Freak

Successful leaders challenge people. Jerk-holes are just pushy. But the opposite of pushy – being a push-over – isn’t an option for leaders. 7 fundamentals of assertive challenge: Rushing to challenge is pushy.… … Continue reading → Leading

Lasting Change = Head Knowledge + Heart Knowledge

Michael Lee Stallard

It’s one thing to know something intellectually—to learn interesting new data, to gain an understanding of why something works the way it does, to be inspired by a message—but if it stops there and you don’t develop heart knowledge, then you’re less likely to see meaningful or lasting change as a result.

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Made From Scratch

Leading Blog

T HE KIND OF SUCCESS Texas Roadhouse has enjoyed didn’t happen by doing things the conventional way. But then founder Kent Taylor is not a conventional guy. He dropped out of business school and threw away the rule book.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.