Sat.Aug 20, 2022 - Fri.Aug 26, 2022

3 Tips to Build Confidence in Timid Team Members

Leadership Freak

You make work miserable when you drain confidence from your team. Confidence is fuel to face the future with optimism. Confidence turns toward opportunity; self-doubt turns away. Frivolous cheerleading doesn’t build confidence.

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Leadership Pause with Chris Johnson

Let's Grow Leaders

Navigating the current environmental, economic, and political realities is challenging (yet essential). This is where The Leadership Pause can help.


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When Most People Quit…

Joseph Lalonde

I want you to think about the last time you quit something. When did you quit? What caused you to quit? Research shows that most people don’t quit early on (other than when we all give up on that New Year resolution to go to the gym). The research shows many people quit in the sticky middle.

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Why Hiring is Irrelevant if You Can’t Solve Retention

Chart Your Course

The people who work for your company are the most valuable asset. They determine the success or failure of your business.

Course 204

HR in 2023: Survey Insights and Predictions

Nearly 6,000 people weighed in on the future of HR. Here’s what they said….

A Bad Boss is Like a Drunk Skunk

Leadership Freak

A bad boss spews stink like a drunk skunk. Bad bosses don’t smell their own stink and team members don’t tell them they reek. A malodorous boss thinks stink is sweet. Only maleficent… Continue reading → Leading

When Goal Setting Demotivates Your Team and Kills Their Spirit

Let's Grow Leaders

Goal Setting Will Energize People When You Avoid These Common Mistakes. Effective goal setting brings out the best in people.

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Recognizing Ethical Issues (Part 1)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton When a plane experiences heavy turbulence, a light on the overhead panel alerts passengers to take a seat and fasten their safety belts. The instructions are clear, people know what to do, and it’s usually an orderly process. When people make decisions in their daily rounds, though, there is no external alert or audible alarm to signal that they are stepping into an ethical issue or an ethical gray area and need to carefully consider ethical issues.

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The Secret Power of Questions

Leadership Freak

The power of questions is their ability to invite response. The danger is it might be damaging. Yes’ or ‘no’ questions shackle people with assumptions and judgments. Don’t you agree? Is that the… Continue reading → Leading

Power 172

Accountability: Servant-Leadership in Sales

Modern Servant Leader

It really ticks me off when people describe servant-leadership as “soft management” This misconception often leads to the fear of poor accountability.

6 Simple Tips on Creating an Office Space Employees Love

Joseph Lalonde

This is a contributed post to For more information on contributing a post, please see our contributing policies. If you’re like most business owners, you want to create an office space that employees love. This can be a challenge, but it’s not impossible.

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How to Write OKRs: 45 Effective Examples

Many companies are embracing objectives and key results (OKRs) as the best practice for committing to goals and following through. Objectives are outcomes that reflect current company priorities. Each employee should write OKRs that roll up to larger company goals.

Would You Like to Learn from These Communication Experts?

Kevin Eikenberry

Effective communication skills are a foundation for the success of any leader. And while we have been communicating our entire lives, as well as during our time as a leader, there is always room to get better. Would you like a powerful way to help you in building our leadership communication skills?

Power 205

5 Ways to Become a Better Learner Leader Using Question Thinking

Leadership Freak

Book Giveaway!! 20 copies available!! Leave a comment on this guest post by Marilee Adams Ph.D. to become eligible for one of 20 complimentary copies of her new book, Change Your Questions, Change Your… Continue reading → Leading

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Engagement and Motivating Employees


Engagement at work matters. Employee discretionary effort and focus are being challenged for many reasons, including the labour market and working from home. People are finding it easy to find jobs and unemployment is at a record low. It won’t always be like this, however.

How Companies Are Using The Ramsay Assessment Test To Find The Best Candidates

Joseph Lalonde

The Ramsay Assessment Test is a popular tool in overseas countries for choosing the best candidates for entry-level jobs in different industries. These tests are used by recruiting companies to select deserving candidates for filling positions that require enough occupational expertise.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

A Lesson for Achievers – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

I have been a longtime fan of President Ronald Reagan, and not because of his policies (this isn’t a political conversation). But rather I am a fan because Ronald Reagan was an achiever. He achieved in sports; he achieved in the military; he achieved as an actor.

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Saturday Sage: Experience Can Derail Your Life

Leadership Freak

Most job seekers are not brave enough to include bad experiences on their resumes. But painful experiences are more valuable than good when it comes to personal development. Every resume has a place… Continue reading → Leading

3 Approaches To Start the Warrior Mindset Way of Thinking

Strategy Driven

People refer to the entrepreneurial mindset as something that is all things to all people. The most difficult thing about being an entrepreneur is about being a leader. There’s a variety of leadership styles, but one of the greatest is quite possibly the warrior mindset.

3 Ways To Build Muscle Faster

Joseph Lalonde

This is a contributed post to For more information on contributing a post, please see our contributing policies. Image Credit: Pexels from Pixabay. If you’ve started working out, there’s a decent chance you want to build muscle.

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The First 90 Days: Onboarding Checklist

Connect with your people from day one with this development and engagement checklist.

The Most Important Interpersonal Skill Keeps Getting More Complicated

Kevin Eikenberry

We’ve been communicating since we first entered this world. Over time, we added language, experience, and awareness to help us get better at interpersonal communication. And though we’ve done it our whole lives, it is still complex. We often fail in effectively communicating our messages.

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5 Simple Ways to Make Progress with Defensive Employees

Leadership Freak

Defensive employees feel threatened. Constructive feedback elevates resistance. Pressure increases suspicion. You cause pain when you challenge defensive employees. Move forward anyway. 7 dangers of defensiveness: Lack of ownership. Defensiveness refuses to be… Continue reading → Leadin

How to Enhance the Decision-Making Skills of Managers

Strategy Driven

Building a successful business requires the ability to make decisions. It is imperative for entrepreneurs to make the right decisions and put them into action effectively. As humans, we have the privilege of being able to learn and enhance our decision-making skills.

Skills 101

Steps to Make A Great PPC Strategy

Joseph Lalonde

Pay-per-click (PPC) advertising is a great way to drive traffic to your website. By bidding on relevant keywords, you can appear at the top of search engine results pages (SERPs) and get your site in front of potential customers when they’re searching for products or services like yours.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

How to Create More Efficient Workflows Within Your Organization

CEO Insider

Workflow bottlenecks can negatively impact everything from employee satisfaction to the bottom line. Avoiding the snowball effect that comes with logjams means creating more efficient workflows that keep the organization moving in the right direction.

The Evolution of The Successful Leader

David Grossman

The pandemic caused many people to reexamine their life priorities, including their relationship to work. Employers today are still confronting challenges posed by the Great Resignation , with roughly 20% of workers planning to quit their jobs still in 2022, according to a recent report by PwC.

The Ins and Outs of Doing Business with International Clients

Strategy Driven

The businesses that thrive in today’s economy are the ones that think globally from day one. Even if your company is just getting off the ground, it’s important to consider potential international clients early on in the process.

2 Powerful Steps That Will Build Emotional Competencies Into Your Leadership

Tanveer Nasser

Numerous studies done over the past decade have demonstrated that those who succeed at leadership have not only developed strong technical abilities, but they’ve worked on building their emotional competencies as well.

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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.

Social Responsibility vs Marketing: The corporate struggle to do both

CEO Insider

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is the commitment of businesses to contribute positively to society through their operations, products, and services. It can also be understood as the broader concept of corporate philanthropy.

How Good Leaders Keep Their Top Talent

Thought Leaders LLC

Retaining top talent should be at the top of a leader’s priority list. Doing so requires engagement, recognition, and caring. Those investments pay off in improved performance. Today’s post is by Jill Lublin, author of The Profit of Kindness ( CLICK HERE to get your copy).

The Secrets to Building a Wildly Profitable Organization

Strategy Driven

It’s no secret that every CEO and executive leader wants a profitable organization, but reaching that goal may seem elusive. With companies going through high turnover rates, you might wonder what causes some leaders to struggle with building their organizations.

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Why You Should Maintain a Professional Journal—Twenty Prompts to Help You Get Started

Art Petty

Journaling is one of the most powerful continuous improvement tools we can use in our working lives, yet many are unsure of how to get started.

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12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.