August, 2016

The Great Leadership Cop Out: Why “That’s Just Who I Am” Is Derailing Your Results

Let's Grow Leaders

Sam knew something was wrong. It just wasn’t fun anymore. The creativity and enthusiasm had drained from the company. Decisions took forever. Managers were finding it harder than ever to recruit and retain talent. Sam had hired me to help him crack the code.

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5 Critical Things Entrepreneurs Must Understand about Delegation to be Successful

Women on Business

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Teach Millennials how to use their Power

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Dan Negroni : When we think of leaders and when we think of millennials, there are usually conflicting descriptions. We describe great leaders as honest, hard working, empowering, transparent, generous and so many other positive traits.

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Six Rules to Simplify Work

QAspire

Most re-organization efforts either focus on hard stuff (processes, strategy, structure, KPI’s) or on soft stuff (culture, values, relationships, feelings).

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5 Mature Ways for a Leader to Respond Under Stress

Ron Edmondson

Every organization and team has times where everyone is stretched, stress abounds, and even times where it seems things are going backwards for a while. It could be a crisis or an exceptionally busy season. It could be internal or external issues causing the stressful times.

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10 Ways to Kill Off Your Star Employees

Great Leadership By Dan

I wrote this post for another publication in 2014, but it appears they have deleted it. I’m preparing to do a workshop on how to nurture high potentials and found it in my archives. Still looks relevant to me! Warning: the following article contains a heavy dose of sarcasm. Read at your own risk, and whatever you do, DO NOT follow the advice! A high potential employee is one of your highest performing employees that also is showing signs of being able to handle greater responsibilities.

Doing Their Best

Lead Change Blog

What if you assumed that those people who work for you are in fact doing their best? As leaders we are quick to judge those we lead and when they don’t fit what we think they should be doing, we often get resentful and angry. I believe that most of us are doing the best we can.

5 Suggestions When Firing Someone in Ministry

Ron Edmondson

Whenever I talk about firing people in ministry I create a great deal of interest. Some feel it makes the church seem too much like a business.

Purpose Point of View

Strategy Driven

No matter which way you turn, the focus on ‘purpose’ is everywhere. Whether it’s Mark Zuckerberg joining Bill Gates and Warren Buffet in a Giving Pledge, the six biggest global communications firms putting differences aside in a U.N.

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Want To Be a Leader? 10 Ways To Impress Your Boss And Get That Promotion

Terry Starbucker

(Nearly) everybody in the business world has a boss. So naturally there are a lot of people out there trying to make great impressions and move up the ladder of success. But the reality it, only so many succeed.

3 Key Areas to Improve Your Business

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Why I Don’t Always Win Well: My Struggle With Being a Pleaser

Let's Grow Leaders

David Dye and I are on a mission to rid the world of soul-crushing leadership behaviors. I’m confident in our vision and our approach. I know it’s what I’ve been put on this planet to do, and that I’ve partnered with the right person to make it happen.

4 Things That Will Increase Your Optimism

Lead Change Blog

Respond to the following statements with always, sometimes, and never: In uncertain times, I usually expect the best. If something can go wrong for me, it will. I hardly ever expect things to go my way. I rarely count on good things happening to me.

12 Tweetable Leadership Principles

Ron Edmondson

Here are 12 random leadership axioms in less than 140 characters each. Some people will only support change after it’s proven to be a success. They are the same people who will say I told you so if it doesn’t work. Sometimes the strongest thing to do is to turn the other cheek.

Are You Ready to Be the Boss?

Strategy Driven

More than six million new businesses launched in the U.S. in 2015, according to the Kauffman Index. Given that volume, it’s certain that some of these new businesses were rolled out by people who had never led a company before.

The Price of Core Values is 80 Dollars

N2Growth Blog

I recently spent a couple of days in New York. It was hot and humid, so I didn’t think twice being offered a ride in an open bicycle cart from Central Park to my hotel, which was approximately a 15 minute ride.

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Unique Challenges of Onboarding for Small Businesses and 3 Mistakes to Avoid

Women on Business

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How To Be a More Powerful Listener

Let's Grow Leaders

Want to be a more powerful listener? If you’re like me, sometimes the distractions are personal. We’re afraid to hear ourselves. Great listening starts by setting aside the physical and emotional distractions that get in the way of what we most need to hear.

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From change management to change leadership

Aspire-CS

You’ve been known as the leader who pushes people hard, expects a lot, and gets results. The proof of your leadership excellence is in the results. Sure, your leadership style isn’t for everyone, but you aren’t a bad leader – just driven.

7 Words of Encouragement to the Pastor Busted by Perry Noble

Ron Edmondson

I have a heart for hurting pastors. Several years ago I bought the domain name HurtingPastors.com, but have yet to do anything with it. My schedule hasn’t allowed the time, but my heart for pastors in trouble has continued to grow stronger.

The Five Most Valuable Leadership Skills

Lead Change Blog

Quality leaders are in high demand today in almost all areas of professional business, education, science, politics, and also generally in day-to-day life.

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Understanding Your Why, Purpose and Values

CoachStation

Know your ‘why’ Values and gaining an understanding of your key drivers and motivations matter. I know this because people keep telling me. Maybe not in specific values-related language, but certainly when they describe how they feel and what is happening at that time.

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile

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Learning: Experience Plus Reflection

QAspire

“A good starting point for embedding reflection into daily workflow is to approach the practice at two levels; individual reflection, and then reflection with colleagues and team members. Reflective practice itself doesn’t ‘just happen’. It is a learned process.

Impact of Office Lighting on Employee Productivity

Strategy Driven

Improving your business day to day and over the long-term can be expensive and involved. But there’s an easier way to make work life better for your employees immediately and without huge cost: light.

7 Dangers of Leading in Isolation

Ron Edmondson

I sat with a new pastor not long ago trying to hold a church together long enough to help it build again. The previous pastor left town – after a series of bad decisions – some decisions the church is still finding out about each new day.

A 30-60-90 Day Plan For New Leaders

Lead Change Blog

Leaders new to a team have the unenviable task of getting results, building trust and establishing credibility. All the while they are learning their new role, and possibly even a new company. For some leaders, doing one or the other is attainable, but doing all simultaneously can be a daunting task.

Three Critical Steps to Developing Your Millennial Leadership Talent

Let's Grow Leaders

A guest post from Elisha Yeoh, Thriving Talents , Malaysia. You’ve seen them, you’ve heard of them, and some of you may even be working with them. These them I’m referring to is the Gen-Ys.

3 Surprising Ways to be Successful in Your Job

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Three (Not So) Surprising Lessons of Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Joel Peterson : For the past decade, I’ve been privileged to teach a leadership course at Stanford with Professor Charles O’Reilly.

Performance Management in Your (the Real) World

Kevin Eikenberry

On July 26, 2016, Susan Peters, the Vice President of Human Resources at GE announced a shift in how performance management will be done for the 300,000 employees at GE. Her is part of what she announced: “Today we’re announcing our latest update to Performance Development.

5 Ways to Fight Insecurity

Ron Edmondson

as a Pastor or Leader I was talking with a young pastor overwhelmed with the responsibility he’s been given.

To Develop a Culture of Trust and Loyalty, Try Sharing Your Leadership

Lead Change Blog

The term “drive performance” is popular in a bottom-line, transactional world made up of managers and executives who lead through their positional authority. Yet over the years I have learned that leadership culture has changed. Driving no longer holds a favorable place, especially with Millennials.

August Frontline Festival: Leaders Share Tips about Productive Work Spaces

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival gives tips about setting up a productive work space. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! Next month’s Frontline Festival is all about communication tips.