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Business Management Lessons from a San Francisco Bus Driver

General Leadership

“Finding a good bus driver can be as important as finding a good musician.” ” Reba McEntire. If you’ve ever been to Pacific Heights area of San Francisco, California, you know the charm of Fillmore Street.

If Only People Came With Warning Labels

Joseph Lalonde

Life could be so much easier… If only people came with warning labels. You may be thinking “Yes! That’d be awesome. I could easily see the toxic people in my life.” ” or “I could recognize the people who will cause me trouble.”

The Trust Feedback Loop

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Leadership starts with you. If you want to build a strong team, the place to start is with a look in the mirror. Your vision for your team arises from your own character, motives and beliefs. How you regard yourself determines the grandeur and scope of your vision.

Indy 500 Races Can Be Won or Lost in the Pit. How’s Your Pit Crew Doing?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest Post from Glenna Crooks, PhD: If you are a leader today you face a faster pace of change and far greater complexity than at any time in human history. As if the technical challenges, required skillsets and necessary mindsets were not enough to master, there’s more.

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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.

Leading Experienced People: How to Overcome 3 Dilemmas That Make it Hard

RapidStart Leadership

What is it about leading experienced people that makes it so challenging? They know more than we do. They have been there longer. They already have their ways of doing things. Then we walk in and we’re expected to tell them what to do, and when to do it.

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Peak Performance Strategies To Help You Conquer As A Leader

Joseph Lalonde

We all want to experience positive growth in life both as leaders and as individuals. It has always been the greatest desire of every human. Though some attain greatness while others don’t. Stay with me.

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Getting To Happy: My Journey To The Heart Of Great Leadership (Part 3)

Terry Starbucker

This is the 3rd and final part of my journey (in three parts in 3 weeks) to what I consider to be the heart of great More Human leadership – the success trifecta: A successful company, A happy team, And a fulfilled YOU.

What Bulldozer Parents are Doing to Our Gen Z Workforce

Let's Grow Leaders

I’ll be honest. I didn’t even know bulldozer parents were a thing until Friday night. When did helicopter parents become bulldozer parents? Are they really bulldozing at work? I had to Google the whole “bulldozer parents” thing after having dinner with some HR execs […].


Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Skyscraper

Joseph Lalonde

When I first saw the trailer for Skyscraper with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, I was hooked. The trailer for Skyscraper looked like a cross between my favorite Christmas movie Die Hard and Liam Neeson’s Taken. With those two movies combined, it had to be good.

August 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the August Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, creativity and inspiration, development, productivity, team building, and more. Communication. Art Petty submitted Why You Should Obsess Over Challenging Conversations (and what to do about them). Art summarizes: “ The road to career success runs through a nearly endless string of challenging conversations.

5 Step Guide to Personal Development Plans

Great HR leaders are continually looking for new ways to develop their people and build companies that people want to work for. A well-considered Personal Development Plan (PDP) is one huge part of that. Download Paycor's guide today, and learn new tips and best practices to help create effective development plans for your people.

Doing nothing often leads to the very best something


Photo credit: 123rf. We went to see the new movie Christopher Robin last weekend. We grew up with Winnie the Pooh books and we carried on that tradition with our own children so have a soft spot for the stories and characters.

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Coworker Conflict: 7 Ways to Get Along with Other High Performers

Let's Grow Leaders

You’re passionate about your work and you’re nailing your role. You’re working hard and your results are on fire. And then in the middle of an otherwise raving performance review, your boss brings up the conflict you continue to have with another […].

The Power of Leaders That Do What They Say

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Bethany Andell: “To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.” – Mahatma Gandhi Recently a CEO friend of mine said that the three key ingredients to building a great culture are: 1) belief in the mission, 2) clarity of the vision and 3) having fun while living the values. There is a growing movement in the business world that proves all of these points to be true.

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If You Want to Thrive, Sync with the Vibe

Lead Change Blog

Work culture, like music, has the uncanny ability to bring people together or drive them apart. Personal preferences about every genre from rock to reggae can end up building or burning bridges. Similarly, people in the working world may survive being out of sync with their company’s vibe, but they’ll never really thrive! It’s no wonder that new articles on what makes or breaks employee engagement drop every week like new albums hoping to top the charts.

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.

3 Roadblocks Women Business Leaders Faced to Reach Success

Women on Business

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The Power of Potential – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

In my company, I allow my employees to choose their own job title. I of course, did the same. And I know that I did a pretty decent job when I picked mine because when I tell people what it is, I almost always get comments on it. But this video isn’t about my title, […].

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Four Collaboration Catalyst Questions to send up and down and across your organization

Great Results Team Building

How often do your people talk? How often do they share information that isn’t just shallow conversation? How well do they know what other people are working on and how they might be able to assist? If you are having issues with collaboration in your organization, the key is to ASSC!

Boost Your Leadership Skills in Your Spare Time

Lead Change Blog

Speaking from personal experience, I can confirm that the absolute worst thing you can do is take your work home with you. It stresses you out, annoys the people you love the most and means you never switch off. Despite this, I’m a firm believer that, as leaders, we can all improve our leadership skills immeasurably by making little tweaks to the way we live our lives outside of work. Here’s how I boost my leadership skills in my spare time – without turning it into work!

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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.

How a Mentor Can Take Your Business to the Next Level

Women on Business

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How You Can Get More From Any Assessment You Take

Kevin Eikenberry

If you have taken one assessment of yourself, you’ve taken a dozen. Some might have been quick to take and free, while others have been far more involved, cost you or your organization quite a bit, and been far more accurate.

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What is Meaningful Leadership? (Part 4)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton What is Meaningful Leadership? Seeking the Truth & Excavating Grey Areas Using Ethical Values In Part 1 of this series we looked at how leaders generate meaningful environments where others can thrive. In Part 2 we explored a leader's own quest for authenticity. In Part 3 we looked at the role of powerful conversations and a focus on collective success. In Part 4, we'll examine how meaningful leadership requires truth-seeking based on ethical values. .

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Be a Champion for Difference

Lead Change Blog

“Liz, you make me crazy. Can’t you do anything without planning it to death? This work needs to go out now.”. Hunter, this project isn’t ready to go. Several sections need more work. If we release it now, there’s going to be rework and more rework. Not to mention all the complaints we and the boss will get.”. Time is money, Liz. All your dithering over getting it right is costing the company money. We’ve got to get moving.”. Time spent on rework wastes money, too. Hunter.

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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.

Enhancing Your Small Business’ Curb Appeal

Strategy Driven

A lot of business owners underestimate the importance of their curb appeal. This is what people see when they first approach your company. You know what they say – first impressions count!

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Why Being Purpose-Driven Is The #1 Influencer Driving Organizational Performance

Six Disciplines

Why Curiosity is Key to Effective Communication

ReImagine Work

When I train people on coaching skills, one of my favorite discussions is about the value of expressing keen interest in your coachee. To put a finer point on it, a successful communicator expresses a keen interest in th

Leaders are Readers

CEO Blog

I have always known reading was good and audiobooks are great. I have also known TV can often cut into reading time. It can be so much of a temptation that I do not even own a TV. A recent article in Entrepreneur magazine underscored how important reading is.

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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.

Leadership Inspirations – The First Step

Strategy Driven

“The distance doesn’t matter; it is only the first step that is difficult.” ” Marie de Vichy-Chamrond, Marquise du Deffand (1697 – 1780). French hostess and patron of the arts. You just finished reading Leadership Inspirations - The First Step !

Everything Old is New Again

Kevin Eikenberry

I recommend books often. Most of the time, those recommendations are for current books, and sometimes books that are current bestsellers. That is not what I am doing today. Rather, today I am recommending going back to the classics.

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The Business Case for the Stop Doing List

Nathan Magnuson

Are you a “to-do” list person? For each leader reaching for higher levels of productivity and accomplishment, a “start doing” list can be a friendly companion or a demanding task master – sometimes both at the same time. But what about a “stop doing” list?

7 Things Successful Leaders Never Delegate

Leadership Freak

Everything you hang on to eventually holds you back. But one day you will eventually let go of everything. Apart from delegation, you’re overworked and frantic. Delegation is the skill that makes remarkable… Continue reading → Delegation

Effective Public Speaking - Part 2

Chris Brady

The following excerpt was taken from SPLASH! A Leader's Guide to Effective Public Speaking. Introduction written by Chris Brady] Beginning public speakers usually think there are three main types of. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].