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The Best Mentor You Can Find is Up to You!

Leading Blog

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.” — Benjamin Disraeli. W HEN I WAS a young Army lieutenant, I met with my Assignment (Personnel) Officer, Major Tom Montgomery in Washington D.C. on my way to Germany in the summer of 1977.

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What It Takes to Be a Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from David Nielson : As a leader, taking on a new challenge, making a change, or leading a team can be challenging. Be it in business or in life, it isn’t just a test of your ability to know what to do.

How to Become an Otherish Leader

Leadership Freak

It’s lonely at the top because leaders lack otherishness. Otherish leaders focus on the success and well-being of others. You’re lonely because: #1. You wear a mask. Masks prevent people from knowing you.… … Continue reading → Leading Feedback leadership success

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Sometimes You Just Need to Ask

Lead Change Blog

How are your team members feeling? Are they stressed out? Overworked? Weary of change? On board with your strategies? How will you know if you don’t ask? Sometimes you just need to ask. I decided to ask, and I did so by going on tour – a listening tour. The ‘Listening’ Tour. We’ve undergone a significant amount of change over the last year and my team is feeling the effects. We implemented a new ERP system in our organization, and it turned the jobs of my team members upside-down.

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11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

10 Reasons Your Top Talent Will Leave You

N2Growth Blog

Have you ever noticed leaders spend a lot of time talking about people only to make the same mistakes over and over again? Without question, your top talent will leave you if you fail to lead and take care of them. Few things in business are as costly and disruptive as unexpected departures.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Angel Has Fallen

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Gerard Butler has become a favorite actor of mine. Ever since I saw him in the great movie Machine Gun Preacher, I try to keep an eye out for new movies from him. I’ve missed a few, like the previous movies in the Has Fallen series.

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How Ethical a Change Leader Are You?

Lead Change Blog

My most recent cultural change assignment finished successfully on Monday, 19 August 2019. The team I worked with were characterised by lack of confidentiality, conflicting personal and political agendas, lack of respect, and a lack of trust. That was a very toxic culture and a fascinating challenge. Why did I succeed? In part, my success came about because I am familiar with working within such environments.

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Speaking Up: How to Foster a Courageous Culture (A Whitepaper)

Let's Grow Leaders

Is your team speaking up to share ideas, best practices, and advocate for your customers? “Why am I the only one who finds these issues? What’s wrong with my managers? Why can’t they see this stuff and fix it?” ” “We’ve got so […].

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The Complexity of Ethical Thinking and Decision Making (Part 5)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton While change is a constant reality, it doesn’t always factor into leadership thinking. In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, I explored the Depth of our thinking, and the importance of understanding Context.

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3 Powerful Strategies That Will Help Boost Collaboration Inside Your Organization

Tanveer Naseer

Driving collaborative efforts in today’s workplaces has certainly become a key focus for many leaders.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

5 Tips To Make Your Personal Brand Successful

Lead Change Blog

I love in-person networking events. In fact, they remain one the of marketing channels via which I find my most valuable contacts. I’ve been to hundreds over the years, but it’s only been within the last few months that I’ve realised the importance of the personal brand at such events. This is partly because I’m naturally quite introverted—but also because I, like many, have fallen into the trap of focusing networking events on my business rather than myself.

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How to Capture Best Practices in New Hire Orientation

Let's Grow Leaders

When it comes to new hire orientation, most companies focus on clarity. “This is how we roll, welcome to the team,” with an emphasis on values, vision, and “how we do things around here” policies. And if they’re really on it, maybe they’ll […].

Building a Team: What to Look for When Assembling Your Squad

RapidStart Leadership

Whether we get to choose who will be on our team, or we have to work with the people we have right now, building a team for the long-haul is not something we can do overnight.

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Reject Fast Solutions – Solve Problems Slowly

Leadership Freak

Reject first solutions unless the barn is on fire. Fast-solution leaders: #1. Choose done over working on creative solutions. Choosing the fast solution restores the status quo.

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

5 Office Design Ideas to Maximize Productivity

Lead Change Blog

For years, office design has played a crucial role when it comes to maximising workplace productivity. It is the first thing that determines the performance of any business even before work begins. Those companies that understand the relationship between office design and productivity have a firsthand experience of how this factor can propel or drag a business. But how do you make an office aesthetically attractive to your employees?

The 3 People That Stand In Your Way Of Business Success (And How To Move Them Aside)

Terry Starbucker

For every person that can help you on your way to personal and business success, there are many more that can do just the opposite – serve as big barriers that make the task that much more challenging.

Three Leadership Lessons From 33 Years of Marriage

Kevin Eikenberry

Learning from experience – it is something we all do, though some do it far better than others. In order to learn from what has already happened, we must step back and reflect to find those lessons. This coming Friday, I will celebrate 33 years of marriage to my amazing wife, Lori.

An Energizing Conversation any Manager can Lead

Leadership Freak

The energy of conversation points to the relevance of the topic. There’s no guarantee of follow-through, but if heads nod around the table, follow-through will be like pulling teeth. Step #1: Discuss, in… Continue reading → Leading

Tough Comp Conversations: A Guide For Doing Them Right

Speaker: Rusty Lindquist, VP Strategic HR Insights at Bamboo HR

Compensation can be tricky, few things carry as much emotional weight as comp. And with the increased transparency in the market, combined with our collective propensity to rate ourselves against others, the frequency of these very difficult conversations is increasing. In this webinar, we will deconstruct some of the psychology around comp. We’ll take an analytic look at comp’s role in the employee experience, and then we’ll get really tactical with guidance on very specific compensation conversations.

Bo Schembechler On Teamwork

Joseph Lalonde

The Chief Operating Officer for the organization I work for recently had the team watch a powerful, moving YouTube video about teamwork. The video was of a speech given by former Michigan Wolverines coach Bo Schembechler. Bo passed away on November 17, 2006, at the age of 77.

How Demand Forecasting Can Boost Business Efficiency

Strategy Driven

The art of predicting the future is nearly as old as civilization itself.

A New Opportunity to Test Drive Our Leadership Workshops

Kevin Eikenberry

Buying a car is a big investment, which is why most people will do their research and take a test drive before they make their decision. Likewise, the organizational investment of time and money to develop your leaders is large and important too.

New Books that Hit my Mailbox

Leadership Freak

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” Cicero I thought you might be interested in some new books that recently hit my mailbox. Nincompoopery – Why Customers Hate You… Continue reading → Author Book Notes

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My Dog And I Were Attacked And What I Learned From The Incident

Joseph Lalonde

Image this: You’ve been cooped up inside because you’ve felt under the weather for four days. You finally start to feel better so you decide to take your dog for a run. That was me a couple of days ago. I felt like crud in the morning.

How to Plant the Seeds of Change Management

Change Starts Here

In a recent conversation, a project manager said she struggled to get others in her organization, especially leaders and other project managers, to use change management tools to analyze the people side of their projects. “How do I plant the seeds of change management?”

Why Your Online Presence Needs Maximizing

Strategy Driven

It doesn’t matter what sort of business venture you are hoping to launch, from a restaurant to a street food van, and from a tee shirt printing company to a freelance blogger, you will need to hone your online presence. Being online and visible is vital in the twenty first century.

7 Questions All Rookie Managers Must Answer on Day One

Leadership Freak

Rookie success includes good fortune, but it’s never an accident. Rookies crash and burn when they fly by the seat of their pants. 7 questions for rookie managers: #1.

Where To Start A Job Search


Whether you’re looking for a change of work, or you had that change forced upon you by a layoff or firing, looking for a new job is a big endeavor. A job search is a job in and of itself. But unfortunately, it’s a job that a lot of people start in the wrong place.

9 Common Ways Companies Waste Money

Joseph Lalonde

Looking for ways to cut company expenses? There could be ways in which you’re wasting money that you hadn’t even realized. Here are just 9 common ways in which companies fritter away their hard-earned cash.

What You Don’t Know May Be Hurting Your Business

Strategy Driven

We tend to think of our companies in terms of what we can do, what we can bring to the table. However, while it is, of course, recommended to focus on those positive aspects of your business, you should also keep in mind that there are other things that’ll influence your chances of success.

Where to Start When Your Team Won’t Collaborate

Let's Grow Leaders

You’ve got a clear goal, you’ve made sure everyone knows what matters most, but your team still won’t collaborate. It’s a frustration many leaders face. If this happens to you, it may be because you’ve only got halfway to the clarity […]. The post Where to Start When Your Team Won’t Collaborate appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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How Leaders Create Value in the Connection Age

Engaging Leader

As we get deeper into the 21st century, it’s becoming more clear that we’re now living in a different era and a different economy … the Connection age. In the Industrial Age, value was created by products, people were driven by the threat of extrinsic punishments, the ultimate competitive advantage was efficiency, and the […]. Blog Employee engagement EVP

5 Leadership Signals that Turn Culture into Advantage

Skip Prichard

Make Your Culture an Asset. “Your organization’s culture: It’s either an asset or a liability. At this very moment, it’s either lifting your business performance or “eating your strategy for breakfast.” How do you ensure it’s the former, not the latter?”

The Need of SEO in the 21st Century

Strategy Driven

The term Search Engine Optimisation is quite a head-turner. It is something that dominates the market scene of the 21st century.