December, 2016

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The Difference Between Good and Great Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Goodness isn’t really celebrated. Only greatness is. Great leaders aren’t just better at being good leaders. They’re in a class apart. To watch them work can be awe inspiring.

3 Ways Women Entrepreneurs Can Close the Gender Gap in 2017

Women on Business

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4 UGLY Conversations to With Your Team Before Year End

Let's Grow Leaders

The second half of December is a great time for recognition, celebration, white elephant gifts and other fun. Yes, yes, please do all that, but don’t stop there. The best holiday gift you can give your team is to “own the ugly.”

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Spin vs. Sorry: How to Mess Up Well & Become Authentic

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Bill Munn: “It was my mistake. I’m sorry. Please forgive me." It’s important to get these phrases written down, before they become obsolete. For a few decades now, the popularity of “spin,” with its tempting save-face claims, has elbowed out the use of a simple, honest apology.

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The Best Leadership Books of 2016

Leading Blog

O NCE AGAIN we see that despite our rhetoric, what we are is reflected in our leaders and leadership. Actions have consequences and continuity of character matters. We need to be “urgently” reflective because too often by the time we find out it’s broken, it’s been broken for a very long time.

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The Teslatisation of the Boardroom

N2Growth Blog

I am taking a break at Grand Cafe Loos in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. My mind is spinning around as I try to defragment and reorganize the many experiences, images and memories that have made 2016 such a fascinating year.

Trying not to Lose is Different than Trying to Win

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Michael G. Winston: Today’s winning leader is not just here to weather the storm; they are here to completely change the game.

How to Matter: The 5 Key Ways Companies Win

Leading Blog

I N TODAY'S ECONOMY of volatility and velocity, the lifespan of a Fortune 500 company has plummeted from an average 50 years to a mere fifteen. When constant disruption is the new normal, how do companies succeed? They find a way to matter.

5 Questions to Help You Resolve Your Conflict

Let's Grow Leaders

We’d both been looking forward to it–our first Thanksgiving together. We’d each been the primary holiday cooks in our previous marriage, which can feel lonely and overwhelming at times. But not this year. Now we had each other.

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3 Strategies for Spectacular Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Leading today isn’t easy. Changes abound. We work virtually. We work globally. Our hierarchies are flatter. Our environments are more collaborative. On top of that, there are so many different models of leadership out there.

4 Morning Habits that Will Increase Your Happiness and Productivity

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Anarchy in the Workplace

General Leadership

GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. truly successful decision making relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking”. Malcolm Gladwell, from Blink.

Ask Not What Your Habit Can Do for You, but What Your Habit Can Do for Others

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Michael Bungay Stanier: For those in a leadership role, the responsibility to lead and direct employees falls to you. Let’s assume that your employees respect you, like you and feel that you’re leading them down a good path. You work hard and your workplace runs smoothly.

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18 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Post With Disney’s $4 billion acquisition of the Star Wars license in October of 2012, a lot of things have changed. One of those changes is that new movies based in the Star Wars universe are rolling out on a regular basis.

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5 Things To Do Before You Leave the Office

Jason Womack

Do you leave the office in a frenzy? How you finish the workday is SO important. It sets your mood for the rest of your evening; it impacts your personal relationships, your overall satisfaction, and your quality of sleep. Plus, Efficiency/Effectiveness MITs - Most Important Things Performance

Leading From “Sloppy Joe’s”

Lead Change Blog

If a movie had the role of “bar” in it, Sloppy Joe’s would win the Academy Award. It is situated in bar heaven—on Duval Street in the middle of Key West, Florida. It is dark, smelly, and loud. It is no diner with a bar; it is a bar with an attitude.

Marketing Dollars Wisely Spent

Women on Business

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10 Prayers Every Wife Should Pray for Her Husband

Ron Edmondson

Dear Lord, Please help him to learn and manage healthy balance – between work, family, and play. Allow him to know his full potential and how much his family believes in him. Give him confidence in his God-given abilities.

Leadership Secrets of Buddy the Elf

RapidStart Leadership

Spoiler Alert – There’s a happy ending. Even if you haven’t seen the movie “ Elf ,” you kind of know that’s how things will turn out. And since the movie stars Will Ferrell, you know you can count on plenty to laugh about along the way to that happy ending.

Frontline Festival: Leaders Share How They and Their Team are Preparing for the New Year

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival is all about preparing for 2017. 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 goal setting.

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Don’t Just Lead – Guide!

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Chris Maxwell: I’ve always been a fan of adventure stories, and some of the most engaging of these are about great mountaineers and the triumphs and tragedies they have experienced.

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The Graceful No

Lead Change Blog

How to get more work done without really trying. Now there’s a topic I could put my bookmark in! Perusing the bookshelves at my local Barnes & Noble, I pulled out a shiny red-covered book and stared at the imprint in the yellow circle cutout. Stop the busywork, and start the work that matters.”

Imbalance Can Work: Stop Stressing About Work-Life Balance

Women on Business

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Reach For Greatness: The 12 Steps To The Leadership Summit

Terry Starbucker

I’ve been fortunate enough over the course of my 34-year career to have arrived at what I call the leadership summit – a high place of great business success and personal satisfaction, and a fulfilling culmination of years of effort, determination, and dedication.

Choose To Serve

Joseph Lalonde

The ethos behind leadership has changed drastically in the last 10-15 years. We’ve seen leadership become more self-centered and me-driven. Leadership has slowly drifted away from helping others to helping the leader. This trend has been disastrous for organizations.

9 Ways to Strengthen Your Personal Brand

Let's Grow Leaders

If you Google you, do you like who shows up? Do you feel like you’ve got a powerful message to share, but without the right positioning, find yourself talking to the metaphorical mute button? Are you having trouble outgrowing an outdated reputation at work?

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Hopping Over the Rabbit Hole

Leading Blog

S O MUCH OF SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURSHIP is learning to lead yourself. It requires some luck, but more than anything it means always pressing forward and a good dose of creativity especially when things don’t look good.

How to Be a Top Leader for your Remote Team

Lead Change Blog

Your remote team is the future of your business. Not long ago, the workforce was entirely dependent on an office. This point was the only place where the employees could access vital job-related files and collaborate as a united team. However, everything changed with the advent of the Internet.

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The Unspoken Rules of a Handshake that You Should Know

Women on Business

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How a Consultant Can Fit Into Your Culture

Strategy Driven

Great consultants don’t necessarily want to spend a lot of time talking about theory or generalities, they would rather roll up their sleeves and get into the mix to help you address your project needs and challenges now.

Touchpoints for Leaders with Doug Conant

Kevin Eikenberry

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7 Signs To Notice Leadership Burnout Coming On

Joseph Lalonde

I’ve spent a lot of time leading. I’ve also spent a lot of time watching great leaders lead. Through this watching, there’s been a lot of leaders that have burned out and fizzled away. They couldn’t see it coming, and neither could I when it happened to me.

Positive Illusions May Be A Leader’s Secret Weapon

N2Growth Blog

What’s the secret to a long-term relationship? Overlooking the negative and focusing on the positive,” says Helen Fisher, a best-selling author on relationships and a fellow at the Kinsey Institute. Speaking on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show , Fisher says that brain scans of couples averaging 20 years revealed the parts of the brain that were active were those linked to empathy, self-control, and an ability to overlook negative, that is, “positive illusions.”.

10 Ways to Keep “Post-truth” From Crippling Your Leadership

Lead Change Blog

A few things have happened recently that increase performance pressure on character-based leaders who are dedicated to doing what’s right: The Oxford Dictionary announced the word post-truth as its 2016 word of the year.