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Eight Techniques to Help Your Middle Managers Cultivate Their “Sweet Spot” in Your Organization

Let's Grow Leaders

On paper, your middle managers are in your organization’s sweet spot. They’re the conduits between your strategic vision and the teams who implement that vision. In reality, however, your middle managers are in a tough place. They’re under increasing pressure–from above to […].

How to Bypass Ego-Driven Drama

Leading Blog

T HE WORLD IS full of drama. Rather than deal with reality in a constructive way, we engage in drama. It’s easier than working on what we need to deal with. It makes us feel like we are doing something. We like it, and we bring it to work.

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Traits of a Successful Leader

Women on Business

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If I Only Had One Leadership Principle To Share

Ron Edmondson

I once received an email: Ron, a question for you. If you had to pass one and only one leadership principle to others leaders, what would that one principle be and why that one?

5 Simple Steps For Cutting Your Work Addiction Habit

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Dave Crenshaw. Have you become allergic to fun? I suppose it’s an abrupt question to ask. If I were to ask that of someone, I can understand them taking it personally and responding with “buzz off” or some incantation of that phrase. But, have you?

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The Potential Principle with Mark Sanborn

Kevin Eikenberry

Improvement is not linear. We get better and we hit a plateau. Further, it becomes difficult to find the resources to help us get better. Mark Sanborn, president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc.,

Speeding Change by Slowing Down

N2Growth Blog

I have always believed that the fastest path to the future is found through increasing velocity of change.

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7 Ways to Receive Feedback You Don’t Like

Leadership Freak

Short-sighted people plug their ears when they hear feedback they don’t like. These people receive praise and reject messages that suggest they aren’t perfect. Feedback you don’t like is likely the most useful.… … Continue reading → Feedback Leadership Development

Disconnect to Connect

QAspire

For our creativity to thrive and learning to happen, we need unburdened spaces in our life – physical spaces too, but most importantly, mental spaces.

10 Dangerous Distractions for a Pastor

Ron Edmondson

I encounter so many struggling pastors. And unfortunately, I know so many who used to be pastors, but no longer hold the position. It may be through a blatant sin or a casual drifting from doing what they knew to be right, but it landed them in disaster.

Encourage Employee Vacations to Increase Productivity

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Guest Post by Dave Crenshaw Do you manage a team of racers galloping at full speed in the chase for success? Well, heed my warning: they may be racing towards complete burnout and a total collapse at the finish line. It might seem counterintuitive to encourage employee vacations.

How to Say No to the Boss When You’ve Always Said Yes

Leadership Freak

You’re trapped if you can’t say no to the boss. My first no. The first time I said no to my boss was a painful moment of clarity. I wanted to be the… Continue reading → Saying No Success Decisions Leadership Development

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The Starting Point of All Improvement

Kevin Eikenberry

Most everyone wants to improve. And if you have chosen to read this, I can say with certainty that you value improvement – for yourself, for your team and for your organization. There are many things that can help us improve; in one respect, that is the topic of most all my writing.

Business Agility Is Really About Adaptability

N2Growth Blog

Most of my clients these days are seeking help in developing strategies that will enable them to become more agile and quick. But, many struggle to embrace the deeper implications of what that really means to build business agility.

Nearly 1 in 3 Women are Victims of Wage Theft

Women on Business

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How Ego Squanders Talent and Chokes the Life Out of Meetings

Leadership Freak

A great meeting is as rare as a white moose. Count yourself fortunate if you ever see one. Image source I just left a half-day meeting with a team that I’ve worked with… Continue reading → Meetings and agendas Leadership Development Meetings

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Leadership According to a Horse

Lead Change Blog

No-one I speak to disputes the fact that we live in a VUCA world full of volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From American Assassin

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Imagine you’ve just proposed to the love of your life. You’ve gone up to the bar to order drinks. Then you hear gunfire. Terrorists have stormed the beach. They’re gunning down anyone and everyone that moves. Including your new fiance.

What Should You Do If Injured At Work

Strategy Driven

If you have been involved in an accident at work, then there are a number of steps that you should take to ensure that you are completely covered, particularly if the cause of the accident wasn’t your fault.

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7 Questions That Lower Resistance to Negative Feedback

Leadership Freak

Great feedback often surprises recipients. They don’t see themselves clearly. Frankly, none of us do. Your feedback was rejected. Now what? Gut check: If we open our hearts at all, it’s to people… Continue reading → Feedback

7 Ways Great Team Members Perform On A Team

Ron Edmondson

I love team dynamics and organizational structures. I have written many times about what makes a healthy team, my expectations of team members, and elements to build health into your team. But, how does a great team member perform on a team?

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Control your next thoughts.

Jason Womack

Good morning, from Bogota, Colombia! Quick question for you: How "happy" are you? Right now, on a scale of 1-10. 1 = This* sucks. Ten = Off the charts happy. This can equal: Life. Relationship. Health. Community. Etc.) Goal setting

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6 Ways to Optimise a Website

Strategy Driven

Are you unsure how to successfully optimize your website? You will be happy to discover we have all the top tips you need to transform your site for the better. Find out where to focus your efforts by reading the six ways to optimize your website. Replace Flash with jQuery.

An Acronym That Explains Mentoring

Leadership Freak

I could use some help. I’m trying – without success – to create an acronym that captures the essence of mentoring. How would you use MENTOR or MENTORING as an acronym? What I… Continue reading → Curiosity Leading Mentoring Personal Growth

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The Ultimate Leadership Test

Lead Change Blog

A really great story bears retelling. And, the one about the CEO of Charles Schwab failing a one-question exam in his senior year in college is profoundly poignant about what really matters to be a great leader. .

The Profit Potential of Investing in 20 Minutes of FUN Each Day

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Dave Crenshaw: Are your employees having fun? A business is a reflection of its leadership. How we choose to take charge shows up in company culture, for better or for worse. This is demonstrated in the research, but it also makes logical sense.

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The Camino Way: Lessons in Leadership From a Walk Across Spain

Kevin Eikenberry

by Victor Prince Take a successful leader in both the corporate and Federal Government worlds, a leader with a taste for adventure and some athletic skills, and you get Victor Prince. This is a rare combination to be sure, and lucky for us it takes a rare leader and author to write this book.

7 Profound Benefits of Navigating Storms

Leadership Freak

There will come a time when things get worse, even when you try to make them better. Optimism is an attitude toward storms, not exemption from them. Don’t be startled when skies grow… Continue reading → Failure Optimism Personal Growth Growth Leadership Leadership Development

Frontline Festival: Leaders Share about Overcoming Setbacks, Resiliancy, and Lessons Learned (with video)

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival is about overcoming setbacks, resiliancy, and lessons learned. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! Next month’s Frontline Festival is all […].

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Finding meaning and purpose

Aspire-CS

You may go about your days quite happily, leading others in the work that needs to be done. You move from this to that, get things done, interact and connect. And things are pretty good, but you sense there is more.

What I Learned When I Quit the Rat Race

Lead Change Blog

“The future is called ‘perhaps,’ which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the important thing is not to allow that to scare you.”. Tennessee Williams. For thirty-three long years, climbing the corporate ladder was my only goal.

How to Bridge the Gap that Holds You Back

Leadership Freak

The way people experience you is often different from the way you intend. You hoped to hear, “Thanks for the encouragement.” Instead you heard, “You’re pushy.” It’s self-defeating when good intentions produce… Continue reading → Feedback Growth Leadership Development

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The Funny Thing About Confidence

Joseph Lalonde

I recently had a conversation with a coworker about confidence. We came to an ironic conclusion. Everyone is portraying themselves as confident. They have what it takes to get the job done. They are the ones you need to call if you need something done. Image by Evan Rummel.

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Optimum Meeting Behaviors

Eric Jacobson

While recently reading C. Elliott Haverlack's new book, Unbundle It , I found his 11 ground rules for meeting behaviors to be particularly helpful: Arrive on time. Be respectful of other attendees. No phones or computers if at all possible.