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Do Curious Leaders Manage Change More Effectively?

Lead Change Blog

Do curious leaders manage relationships, and therefore change, more effectively? I am a curious leader, and I reflect daily and journal on various situations I encounter to understand how I might become better at what I do and, more importantly, who I might become. It is a trait first taught in my student years in the mid-1970s, which I then developed and polished over successive years.

Is your Leadership Development Developing Leaders?

Great Leadership By Dan

Soft skills are increasingly important in creating successful leaders Guest post from Gary S. Shamis: One of the most gratifying experiences in writing a leadership book is the introspection youallow yourself in the process.

This is What Happens When Your Leadership Lacks Confidence

Lead from Within

Confidence is one of the most important leadership skills you can have—but it isn’t always easy to come by. Confidence is grounded in your perception of your own abilities and how you come across to others.

The 5-Minute Leader: Creating Your Best Message


What comes to your mind when you think about the world’s great leaders? Often, it’s how they inspired people or organizations to achieve greatness. Or a stirring speech that delivered a compelling message. The fact is, many great leaders are also great communicators.

The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.

7 Dangerous Mindsets for a Leader

Ron Edmondson

I’ve seen it so many times. Most likely you have also. It is tragic. A leader can be doing everything else right and yet one flawed mindset overshadows and jeopardizes all the good leadership principles he or she knows. One constantly repeated action. One trait. One habit. One mindset.

4 Simple Habits for Turning Down the Noise

Leading Blog

W E ARE ALL DISTRACTED, and we are faced with more and more reasons to be distracted. And while some distractions seem to be adding to our life, they are actually undermining our growth. Distractions take us away from what we should be doing and kills our momentum.

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Visualization Techniques: 5 Simple Ways We Can Influence the Future

RapidStart Leadership

Can visualization techniques help us see into the future? I think they can. Better, I think they can help us shape that future the way we want it to turn out. Done well, visualization techniques are a great tool for simulating future experiences before they happen so we can influence the outcomes.

Systems Thinking: Untangling Increasing Pollen Allergies

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Large-scale problems usually have more than one cause. When we look for solutions, we need to investigate many different possible variables. Today, I'll look at multiple causes of increasing allergies to pollen.

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Becoming Interdependent as A Team

Leading Blog

T HIRTY-FIVE DAYS, 14 hours, and 3 minutes. That’s how long it took Jason Caldwell and the crew of the American Spirit to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean during the 2016 Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge. They not only succeeded but set a world record.

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More Bible Verses To Encourage You To Lead Well

Joseph Lalonde

If I had to say what book has most influenced my views on leadership, this book would be the Bible. There is so much wisdom packed into the Bible it’s hard to say another book.

How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

The Changing Role of Leaders

Lead Change Blog

I think we can all agree that business is changing and, as a result, the role of leaders is changing. No longer are leaders just expected to direct the business, sometimes at all costs, to achieve results. Today, leaders need to be able to combine operational business expertise with high levels of emotional intelligence. Leaders need to be compassionate and empathetic if they are to create high performance teams that thrive in today’s VUCA world.

Stop Procrastination Overcome the Career-Limiting Habit

Career Advancement

“Following-through is the only thing that separates dreamers from people that accomplish great things.” – Gene Hayden César had just accepted a promotion, and somehow he was always rushing when it came to finishing important projects. He decided to reevaluate his time-management skills.

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5 Ways to Fuel the Entrepreneurs in Your Teams

Women on Business

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Leadership Lessons From My First Official Half Marathon

Joseph Lalonde

Two years ago I did something crazy. I partnered with my pastor and a couple of friends to run a half marathon at 3 AM in the morning. Little did I know what that experience would bring. It was a time of bonding, growth, and helping the less fortunate.

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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.

Badass Women At Any Age

Lead Change Blog

There’s an unfortunate club out there: a club of women who thought that being ‘nice’ and ‘working hard’ as a young professional would pay dividends later on. Many of us were incredibly disappointed to learn this wasn’t true. Instead, we encountered a seemingly impenetrable club—often based on gender, but not always—requiring more political savvy to navigate than we ever expected to need.

How Unhappy People Lead

Leadership Freak

I prefer happiness to sadness. But what if sadness is an asset? Unhappy leaders: Martin Luther King Jr. tried to commit suicide twice before he was 13.

List of Our Favorite TED Talks

Chart Your Course

TED Talks (and More) TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Talks are engaging, informative, and inspiring. By request, I am compiling a list of talks that I have listened to and enjoyed, including some talks of a similar format that are not from TED.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Angelina Jolie returns as the misunderstood Maleficent in Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil. In this sequel to the 2014 Maleficent, Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora (Elle Fanning) have their bonds tested by a new threat.

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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.

Creating Policies To Manage Talent Mobility

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Brynne Kennedy. In 2013, I was sitting at a client discussing how to transform their policies for increasing talent mobility. The company has a large amount of employee mobility, driven by a headquarter in a second-tier city, and a corporate culture that values.

5 Principles that Expand and Sustain Your Leadership

Leadership Freak

Success includes good fortune. But HBR author Amy Jen Su believes long-term success goes beyond luck and includes five practical principles. Purpose. Process. People. Presence. Peace. She explained her ideas in our recent… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Interview

The Forgotten Communications Tool – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

These days, there is no shortage of communication tools at our fingertips – literally. And while this means that it is easier than ever to communicate with one another, it doesn’t necessarily mean that we are communicating better.

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How to Avoid Pigeon Holing Yourself For Greater Career Success

Let's Grow Leaders

Do you ever feel like you’re pigeon-holed at work? You’re nailing your role and have a track record of career success. In fact, you’re known as the best there is. So, how do you get others to recognize that you have […].

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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.

How to Make Your Performance Review Process Suck Less

Next Level Blog

This is the time of year when a lot of the leaders I work with are buckling down to write up annual performance reviews for the people on their team. This is a process that almost no one enjoys – neither the reviewer or the reviewee. Seriously, do you know anyone in any role who looks forward to an annual performance review? There are a lot of reasons why annual performance review processes usually suck. Here are three. First, they’re annual.

Give Presentations Like a Pro Even When You Hate Public Speaking

Leadership Freak

You might not enjoy it, but leading includes public speaking. Speaking skills matter when you lead meetings for teams, boards, or the entire company. You can’t lead without speaking in public.

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Unlock the Power of Positive Intent

Kevin Eikenberry

Positive intent sounds like a good idea. As we go through our day, we generally have a positive intent in what we do, right? And yet, we sometimes wonder about others. We wonder about people’s motives and agendas. And the more we wonder, often the more negative our assumptions become.

10 Stories Great Leaders Tell – Interview with Paul Smith

Let's Grow Leaders

One of the most effective leadership communication tools you’ll ever have is a powerful story. Join David and his guest, Paul Smith – an expert in leadership and business storytelling – for a powerful discussion of how to tell a good […]. The post 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell – Interview with Paul Smith appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. One of the most effective leadership communication tools you’ll ever have is a powerful story.

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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.

196: How to Win Like Forbes 100 Most Innovative Leaders | with Jeff Dyer

Engaging Leader

Brought to you by Workforce Communication How do you win the support needed from bosses, colleagues, and investors to bring to life you and your team’s ideas? Great leaders of innovation know that creativity is not enough. They succeed not only on the basis of their ideas, but because they have the vision, reputation, and […] Brought to you by Workforce Communication How do you win the support needed from bosses, colleagues, and investors to bring to life you and your team’s ideas?

How to Make the Most of a Trip to the Restroom

Leadership Freak

I laughed at the simplicity and effectiveness of Melanie Katzman’s strategy for creating and strengthening connection. Even introverts go to the restroom. People are collecting followers and likes, and not relationships. And they’re… Continue reading → Book Notes Leadership Development

The 3 Ps of Being a Great Remote Teammate

Kevin Eikenberry

You’ve heard the classic oxymorons: deafening silence, act naturally, and clearly confused. Some would add “remote teamwork” to that list. Is it possible to have a highly effective team when some or all team members work remotely? It certainly is. Is there any guarantee that will happen?

How to Ensure a Great Turn Out at Your Brand’s Next Event

Strategy Driven

Are you planning a big event for your business and wondering how to go about promoting it effectively in order to see a decent turn out? Here are some helpful tips to aid you in generating the highest amount of interest at the lowest possible price. Leverage social media.

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How You Can Add Value to Your Meetings

Lead from Within

If you think you spend way too much time in meetings, you’re not alone. Most of us know the feeling of looking at the calendar, seeing one meeting after another, and realizing that you have virtually no time in the day to actually accomplish the things you need to do. It’s frustrating.