June, 2017

9 Things Positive Leaders Do

Leading Blog

J ON GORDON is a prolific writer. He has written at least a dozen books on leadership that I am aware of. The Power of Positive Leadership summarizes much of his thinking and provides a great introduction to all of his other work. As a result, it is full of good practices and thinking.

What is Your Emotional Intelligence Level? Take the Infographic Quiz

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New Leader Checklist: 4 Questions to Ask if You Want to Lead Effectively

RapidStart Leadership

Whether it’s your first leadership position or your fifty-first, taking over can be a challenging business. One key to success? Don’t start out by answering questions; start by asking them.

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Becoming a great leader takes intention and mindfulness

Aspire-CS

Leading others can look easy. In reality, most leaders aren’t naturals at leading people; they have to learn by trial and error. Think of all the professions that people go into that require years of honing their craft: musician, doctor, lawyer, engineer, teacher, scientist….the the list goes on.

Three Negotiation Keys to Leadership Success

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Corey Kupfer: There are three keys to true negotiating success. If you master these three keys, not only will you have much more success in negotiating but you will be able to apply them to be a more effective leader.

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Leader Isolation: 6 Ways to Conquer Loneliness at the Top

RapidStart Leadership

We are not alone… …but sometimes it can feel that way. Leadership can bring with it a sense of isolation. You seem to be the only one bearing the burden of responsibility, setting the standard, and trying to balance the demands of your boss with the realities on the ground.

How to Recognize a Leader

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

How do you recognize who’s a leader? Is it the person telling everyone what to do? Not necessarily. If he is being ignored, he is only talking to himself. Is it the person giving directions? Telling people where to go? Not necessarily.

How to Have More Joy at Work

Let's Grow Leaders

The other evening, I was sitting at the kitchen table putting the finishing touches on next week’s keynote for the American Health Quality Association.

10 Ways to Create an Unhealthy Team Environment

Ron Edmondson

I am not sure why you would want to, but just in case you ever did, I know some keys to creating an unhealthy team. Seriously, I realize no one intentionally sets out for unhealthiness, but I’ve seen it so many times. There are things which injure the health of a team.

Humility is the New Smart: Are You Ready?

Leading Blog

S MART used to be a quantity game. “I I know more than you. I get more things right.” But Ed Hess and Katherine Ludwig say that in the new Smart Machine Age, that’s losing game. The new smart is about quality.

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3 Ways to Own Your Personal Power in Business

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How Failure Taught Me To Become A Better Listener

Tanveer Naseer

In my work with various leaders, one of the strategies I often share is employing the art of asking questions.

How To Become An Innovative Leader

Joseph Lalonde

Business organizations are looking for the next breakthrough. As a leader, they’re looking to you to be an innovative leader. The big question is: How do I become an innovative leader? That’s what we’re going to look at today.

4 Dangers of Digital Communication and 8 Tips to Avoid Them

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Guest post by Naphtali Hoff It’s no surprise that we use email and text for so many of our communications. It’s often faster, it’s neater, and it can easily be saved for future reference without paper sifting and clutter. Digital communication allows us to send and reply at our own convenience.

5 Vacation Goals for a Leader

Ron Edmondson

I will never forget a sobering question I received a couple years ago. I was on my last day of vacation at the beach and had just finished my last vacation run – vacation runs are the best. A friend texted me.

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How to Avoid Your Leadership Gap

Leading Blog

T HE GAP IN OUR LEADERSHIP arises as a result of the disconnect between how we think people are experiencing our leadership and how they are actually experiencing our leadership. And where we find that disconnect we limit or even derail our leadership potential.

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Funding Sources For Women Entrepreneurs

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Listen Up! 5 Ways To Improve Your Leadership Listening Skills

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Jackie Edwards. Are you part of the 25 per cent of leaders who aren’t really listening to their employees? It could be harming your reputation and career.

Managing Distraction in the Digital Era

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Amy Blankson: In 2013, the National Center for Biotechnology Information reported that the average attention span of a human has dropped to a mere eight seconds , one second behind that of a goldfish. Why does this matter?

The Disposition of Attitude

Chris Brady

The following excerpt was taken directly from Chris Brady's critically acclaimed book, Rascal: It has often been said, “Attitude is everything.” Author John Maxwell, however, offers a great. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Convincing Senior Management That Change Is Needed

Kevin Eikenberry

In a request for questions that I made on an episode of Remarkable TV, Frank asked me, “What are the best ways for middle managers and human resources to convince upper managers/ owners (if a smaller business) of needed change?”

What Sets Apart the Greatest Teams of All-Time?

Leading Blog

S AM WALKER revisits the popular idea of leadership. In The Captain Class , Walker describes what makes an elite captain by analyzing the leadership of sixteen of the most dominate teams in history.

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4 People Every Successful Businessperson Needs on Their Team

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How to Help a Task Master Focus on People

Let's Grow Leaders

“I’m just not a people person.” ” “I hate this touchy-feely crap.” ” “See that! I’m a ‘C’ on the DiSC assessment this just doesn’t come naturally to me. Now let me get back to work!”

One Sure Sign You’re On a Healthy Team

Ron Edmondson

I’ve often said good leaders never assume silence means everyone is in agreement. Especially during seasons of change the leader can’t assume everyone is on board because they aren’t hearing complaints.

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How To Build A Massive Social Media Following With Bobby Umar

Joseph Lalonde

The Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode 41 We all know social media has become an important part of our lives, even our businesses. Yet many leaders are reluctant to join social media and begin using it to enhance their reach. Why is it people are scared of social media?

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Are You a First-Time Manager? 6 Tips to Start Off Right

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Are you ready to be a first-time manager? Perhaps you’ve had some bad managers in the past, and you think this is your chance to do it right. Well, it IS your chance to do it right. But you can’t wing it.

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4 Steps To Becoming More Inquisitive As Leaders

Tanveer Naseer

In my previous piece, where I shared the story of how a past leadership failure helped me to learn to become a better listener , I pointed out that one of the keys to effective leadership is learning to be more inquisitive.

Establishing Credibility as a Young Businesswoman-5 Ways to Boost Your Confidence

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Frontline Festival: Leaders Give Pointers on Handling Conflict

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival is about handling conflict in your team. 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 building brand awareness.

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Determining How Fast or Slow To Make Decisions as a Leader

Ron Edmondson

As leaders, we constantly have to make decisions. Everyday there are countless decisions made, which impact or teams and mission. Good leaders understand the ramifications of decision-making and learn to use this power wisely.

Why The Bible Is The Best Business Book You’ll Ever Read

Joseph Lalonde

With so many new business books releasing you might have a hard time figuring out the best business book to read. For me, the best business book you’ll ever read has to be a classic: The Bible. You hear me right. I believe the best business book ever written is the Bible.

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Three Things Executives Around the World Tell Me Always Work

Next Level Blog

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to speak over the course of several programs in the U.K. with a couple of hundred executives from around the world. During those sessions I was struck by the commonalities of what helps high capacity people lead and live at their best.

A Leader’s First Step to Effective Influence

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Dan Mann Leadership is about one thing: influencing adult behavior. Ironically, that’s one of the most difficult human actions to accomplish. In our positions as leaders—whether that’s as a manager, owner, coach or something less traditional—our daily task is to influence the decisions of those under our charge. We’re tasked with the job of bending their wills and actions to the benefit of the greater good of our business or cause.