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People Are Tired Of Fake

Joseph Lalonde

You’ve probably seen online thought leaders share about how they’re so authentic. About how they want to be real with you. How they want you to get to know them. Why are they saying these things? Because they know people want real, authentic, true people.

Five Reasons to Be a “Learn-it-All”

Kevin Eikenberry

You’ve experienced a know-it-all. They are that person who believes they have mastered the subject(s), have been there and done that, and let you know it. At their worst, you view them as arrogant and cocky. At the least, it is clear they aren’t interested in learning anything new.

7 Icebreaker Questions to Melt Frustration and Build Trust

Let's Grow Leaders

Done well, an icebreaker can be valuable & strategic If the word icebreaker conjures up images of toothpicks and marshmallows and other fluffy activities that feel like a waste of time, you’re not alone. We’re not huge fans of icebreaking without meaning. But […].


Michael Lombardi’s Lessons in Leadership

Leading Blog

M ICHAEL LOMBARDI has been an American football executive for decades. He has worked on the staffs of NFL legends Al Davis, Bill Walsh, and Bill Belichick and with Nick Saban while with the Cleveland Browns.

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.

How To Lead Through Personal Tragedy

Lead Change Blog

In 2015, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s husband died unexpectedly. What culminated in the time afterwards was an incredible story of leading while suffering a personal tragedy. The enormity of being in leadership itself can be stressful. But how do you handle effectively leading when you have to handle a loss or tragic event in your personal life? I myself have been through such times. One of the most difficult was what should have been the greatest event of my life.

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Leadership Lessons From Unstoppable

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Flashback Article (Guest Article by James Schreier). Unstoppable is the 2010 film based loosely on a real incident of a runaway train. Generally praised for its action and described as a “great popcorn film,” it grossed $167 million.

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15 Fascinating Facts About Theodore Roosevelt

Leading Blog

T YPICALLY RANKED among the top five presidents, Roosevelt changed the face of the presidency and redefined America's place in the world. His face is depicted on Mount Rushmore alongside those of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln. His accomplishments were considerable.

I Am the Warranty

Lead Change Blog

The exterminator company we hired keeps forgetting to schedule our monthly treatments. And when we call, a polite person apologizes and puts it on the schedule “for day after tomorrow.” This always precipitates the same response from the business end of our phone, “…but, why did I have to call you again this month to get planned monthly service?”. Our last dry-cleaning business frequently pressed my two-button blazers as a three-button coat despite my constant feedback.

The Tightrope Walk Of Work-Life Balance

Joseph Lalonde

The Work-Life Balance Series. Everyone wants more time to spend with their wife, their children, or their friends. Work seems to get in the way of this quite often. Even more so, work tends to consume other parts of our lives. Many people have their work-life balance out of whack.

184: Using Storytelling to Lead a Transformation at Lowe’s (and Your Company) | with Kyle Nel

Engaging Leader

The home improvement store chain Lowe’s was named #1 among Fast Company’s 2018 Most Innovative Companies, for augmented and virtual reality, as well as #1 for innovation among specialty retailers on Fortune’s 2018 World’s Most Admired Companies.

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.

David Wiener’s 40 Rules for Business, Management and the Rest of Life

Leading Blog

I HAVE a “no jerk” rule. I will not work on a matter or participate in a transaction if certain people are involved on either side of the table. I apply this philosophy widely across business and managerial settings.

Blueprints Aren’t Just For Buildings

Lead Change Blog

Amazing homes connect with your soul. The rooms just feel right. I felt wonder the first time I walked through the front door of our home. I knew it was different, unique. Later on, when the prior owner gave me a set of blueprints, I finally understood why the home felt so right. The original homeowners didn’t just slap a house together—they hired a great architect to think things through, to design something timeless.

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Ethical Thinking Requires Dialogue

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Ethical leadership requires us to understand the context and embrace the natural complexity of issues. One of the pieces that we can't be successful without is learning from the widely varying perspectives of others. Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking ethical insight ethical leadership insight ethical thinking model ethical thinking tools holistic ethics integral ethics principles of ethical leadership

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Leadership Inspirations – First Impressions

Strategy Driven

“Early impressions are hard to eradicate from the mind. When once wool has been dyed purple, who can restore it to its previous whiteness.” ” Saint Jerome (342 – 420). Priest, Confessor, Theologian, and Historian.

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.

Theodore Roosevelt Was Born 160 Years Ago Today

Leading Blog

T HEODORE ROOSEVELT was born into wealth on October 27, 1858, in New York City. As a young boy, he was sickly. At twelve, his father installed a gym on the second floor of their house and told young Teddy, “You have the mind but not the body. You must make your body.”

Be Resilient! – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Today’s episode is the second in a series that is based on a recent talk that I gave to a group of sixth, seventh and eighth graders. During the talk, we discussed several of the ideas in the new culture that they are creating at the school. They call it GRIT. And this week, I […].

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Great Leadership: The Power of I’s

Great Leadership By Dan

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What to do After an Unfair Dismissal

Strategy Driven

Being made jobless can be an extremely traumatic time. The sudden loss of your livelihood can have a range of adverse effects on one’s mental health and well-being. If you were dismissed unfairly, the unjustness of your situation can increase these adverse effects.

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.

Books About Theodore Roosevelt

Leading Blog

O N THE OCCASION of the anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt's birth on October 27, 1858, we have assembled a list of some of the better books about him: Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership : Executive Lessons from the Bully Pulpit by James M.

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Using Your Remaining Training Budget Wisely

Kevin Eikenberry

Whether you manage the training budget for yourself, your team, your department, or your entire organization, you are acutely aware that there are just two months left in the year. And chances are as you look at the ledger, you are thinking one of two things.

7 Powerful Reasons Smart People Doubt Themselves

Lead from Within

Almost everyone struggles with self-doubt at some point or another. And almost everyone thinks they’re the only one who does. It’s freeing to know that self-doubt is a near-universal feeling. If anything, it’s the smartest people who doubt themselves the most.

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Here’s Why Your SEO Strategy Isn’t Working

Strategy Driven

In modern business, there is one thing that can either make or break your business: marketing. More specifically, digital marketing.

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.

LeadershipNow 140: October 2018 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from October 2018 that you don't want to miss: 5 Mistakes That Cause A Slow Leak In Your Influence by @DanReiland. The Myth of ‘Dumbing Down’ via @TheAtlantic. What Does High Ambition Really Do to Relationships? by @KateNasser. The Big Lies of Strategy by Roger L. Martin via @RotmanMgmtMag. Why Managers Don’t Listen (Poor Listener Syndrome): and the Cures! by Dan McCarthy @greatleadership.

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Register Now for Human Capital Institute (HCI) Webinar on Connection Culture

Michael Lee Stallard

I’m excited to share that I’ll be participating in the Human Capital Institute’s (HCI) #StorytellingTuesday webinar series on Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

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6 Powerful Habits of The Most Productive Teams

Lead from Within

Every team has its own habits, but some habits—like some teams—are more effective than others. Building and reinforcing good habits can be the key to a cohesive and productive team. Make sure your team is supported with habits that will take them from vision to goals to achievement.

What Every Adult Needs To Know About Money

Strategy Driven

As an adult, the most confusing thing we often have to get used to in our lives is dealing with money and being responsible for a whole lot of things.

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.

First Look: Leadership Books for November 2018

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in November 2018. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases. Leading Transformation : How to Take Charge of Your Company's Future by Nathan Furr, Kyle Nel and Thomas Zoega Ramsoy. Back to Human : How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation by Dan Schawbel. Questions Are the Answer : A Breakthrough Approach to Your Most Vexing Problems at Work and in Life by Hal Gregersen.

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Using the 70/30 Rule to Up-Level Your Leadership Impact

Anese Cavanaugh

Using the 70/30 Rule to Up-Level Your Leadership Impact. leadership Books Effective Leadership Leadership Tips Energy Leadership

How to Recover After a Deadly Leadership Mistake

Lead from Within

Anyone who has been in a leadership position for more than a day has made a mistake. Mistakes come with being human. Fortunately, they rarely do lasting damage, and ven the worst mistakes don’t have to tarnish your reputation as a leader.

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The Big Picture of Business – Ethics… Good for Business

Strategy Driven

In order to succeed and thrive in modern society, all private and public sector entities must live by codes of ethics.

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The dawn of the dead, only better


Photo credit: 123RF. There is something about you that you’ve either consigned to your deep unconscious or you’ve been ignoring it because it’s too painful. But you’re starting to notice that you aren’t at your best as a leader, and you need to know more about it before you can move forward.