November, 2016

5 Telling Signs that You Need to Become an Entrepreneur

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How Leaders Can Support Experimentation

Kevin Eikenberry

Before I dive into my idea and proposed actions for you today, I must start from a different point of reference.

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Dream Adjusters: Why Company Leaders Also Have To Be Chief Calibration Officers

Terry Starbucker

When is a dream too big? When is it not big enough? When should the dream change? And who should be the one sorting it all out for an organization and/or team pushing for greatness? YOU, the leader. . There is no other person that can do it most effectively, or with the most impact.

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How Successful People Create Their Own Future

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Shawn Hunter: “Why waste time proving over and over how great you are, when you could be getting better?” – Carol Dweck Sticks and stones may break our bones, but words can change our brain.

The 15 minute guide to a successful interview

N2Growth Blog

Do you want to learn the techniques which will help you to smash your job interviews out of the park and get you the offer? Do you want to learn how to answer any interview question, even difficult behavioural interview questions?

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5 Leadership Lessons: To Pixar and Beyond

Leading Blog

F ROM A PICTURE IN A MAGAZINE, Lawrence Levy was asked by Steve Jobs to become the CFO of Pixar and structure it in a way that investors could understand it. The trick was to preserve whatever it was about Pixar that enabled great stories to happen in the process.

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Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Disney’s Moana

Joseph Lalonde

Disney’s latest animated feature film is the hit success Moana. Moana is about a Pacific Islander who has to partner with the demigod Maui. I’ll be honest, I was a bit hesitant going into the movie because of the mythology of the characters.

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Ten daily practices that show respect to your team

Aspire-CS

Disrespect seems to be running rampant everywhere, including our workplaces. Yet when a leader shows they respect their team, the benefits become obvious: people are motivated, dedicated, loyal and the leader becomes a talent magnet – the best workers want to work for and stay with that leader.

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5 Conversations Your Millennial Employees Are Longing To Have

Let's Grow Leaders

Morgan (a family friend who also happens to be a millennial) was practically screaming in frustration as we began our mentoring session, “Arghhh, Karin, I’m just so frustrated.

5 Habits that Leave You Personally Unfulfilled

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How Leaders are Catalysts

Kevin Eikenberry

In your mostly long-forgotten chemistry class, you learned that a catalyst is a substance that causes or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected. (OK, OK, maybe you didn’t remember). That idea is a powerful one, but by itself doesn’t prove the point in the title of this article.

Gratitude is Good for You Too

Leading Blog

W E KNOW GRATITUDE makes relationships thrive and makes trust possible. Gratitude encourages, clarifies, motivates, includes, and unifies. When we show gratitude, people feel valued, they know what’s important, they want to do more, and they feel part of something bigger than themselves.

Your Most Important Business Strategy Is Culture

Strategy Driven

How healthy is the quality of your business culture? Does your work environment ensure every player – leader, team member, customer, even supplier – is treated with trust, respect, and dignity in every interaction?

Why Above All Else, Leaders Must Teach and Not Tell (and 6 Ways To Do It Right)

Terry Starbucker

The teaching element of leadership is so often overlooked and overshadowed by more glamorous things like vision, strategy and execution.

5 Ways to Tame a Bad Boss

Let's Grow Leaders

“Greg” called to share his news, “You know that situation with my boss is going a lot better! I decided to go on the offense and just keep him over-informed. He loves it. Now he stays off my back and I can do my work.” ” Bingo. Another “bad boss” tamed.

Business Marketing Tactics to Create a Strong 2017

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The Power of a Minute: How to Get More Out of Every Minute In Your Day

Kevin Eikenberry

Within the last couple of months, I have recorded three episodes of Remarkable TV that talked about what you can do in five minutes, including, be more influential, coach, or learn something.

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A Manager’s Guide to Preventing and Dealing with Workplace Conflict

Great Leadership By Dan

Most people can handle just about any amount and type of work that comes their way. It’s not the work that puts them over the edge – its conflict with coworkers! Conflict in the workplace – or anywhere - is inevitable. Conflict is part of being human. Some people are more comfortable with it than others, and some people tend to be “conflict carriers”. Ultimately, it’s part of a manager’s job to deal with workplace conflict head-on.

Temperament: What It Takes to Lead

N2Growth Blog

By definition, temperament connotes disposition — an outlook on the world but also a sense of individuality that radiates self-assurance. In my experience, those with a good temperament are those who bring people toward them. Because they invite smart people and feel warmed by their presence.

5 Reasons No One Is Following You

Joseph Lalonde

L eaders can’t lead without followers. That seems like an obvious fact but so many people are missing this. They don’t realize no one is following them. The other mystery is that those who do realize this conundrum don’t know why people aren’t following them.

5 Proven Ways To Make Your One-On-One Meetings More Impactful

Let's Grow Leaders

“Nicole” called me looking for help on employee engagement. “Karin, I’m looking at our employee engagement survey and 80% of the respondents said they haven’t had a one-on-one meeting with their boss in the last year. How is that possible? And what do we do now?”

4 Goals You Should Add to Your To-Do List After Attending a Conference

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7 Presentation Strategies to Skyrocket Your Career

Strategy Driven

If you are a professional working in business today then regardless of your industry, age or position you will be called on regularly to present your ideas to others. If it hasn’t begun yet then be patient, it will soon.

7 Signs of Healthy Empowerment

Ron Edmondson

How to know you have an empowering culture Empowering other people on the team to be leaders – it’s called delegation – is critical to a successful church or organization. Every leader talks about delegation, but few truly empower others to be leaders.

Business Leaders Need This Fourth Grade Teacher

Lead Change Blog

If you face disengaged employees, low productivity, low morale, and trying to get teams to do more with less: listen up! This elementary school teacher is turning the tables on traditional thinking and in the process, modeling steps that can also get results with an adult workforce.

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15 Questions Great Leaders Ask Other Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

G reat leaders never stop learning. That’s why great leaders never fail to ask other leaders questions about leadership. These leaders are hungry. They want to grow. They know they can’t lead by themselves. So they ask. And ask. Then ask some more.

The 7 Deadly Sins of Skip Level Meetings

Let's Grow Leaders

Skip level meetings always seem like a good idea at the time. A little MBWA (management by walking around) never hurt anyone. Or did it? Done well, skip level meetings are a remarkable tool in your Winning Well toolkit.

Advice for Women: 6 Tips to Create a Resume for a Typically Male Industry

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Three Keys to a Good Online Reputation

Strategy Driven

Headlines today are filled with cell phone videos of bad behavior, verbal attacks in the twitter-verse, and disturbing incidents of cyberbullying.

5 Insights I Have Learned About Failure

Ron Edmondson

I deal with people who feel like failures. Everyday. It could be because of relationships gone bad. Business setbacks. A personal life – which was private – but is not anymore, because of intentional bad decisions or circumstances out of the person’s control.

What’s Your Employee Value Proposition?

N2Growth Blog

Nearly every business leader recognizes the importance of their organization’s value proposition. It’s the elevator pitch, the one thing that your business can deliver to its customers that separates it from every other business out there. Your value proposition is so intrinsic to your business that, if I were to ask what it is, I bet you would be able to spout it off in a nanosecond. But, what would your response be if I asked: “What’s your employee value proposition?”

How Your Lack Of Confidence Is Undermining Your Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

A thought hit me like lightning recently. I lack confidence. My brain raced through the scenarios where this is true. I lack confidence in: Leading effectively. Playing soccer (where this idea really hit home). Being a good husband. Creating lasting and meaningful relationships. And so much more.

7 Qualities Of Outstanding Leaders

Lead Change Blog

Leadership is putting a face to management science. A good leader is an able manager. And an able manager is someone who can recruit, hire, train, and mentor. He or she is someone who can motivate, engage, and monitor. And he or she has the ability to envision, plan, clarify, evaluate, and revise.

Are Old Habits Getting in the Way of Success?

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