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February 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the February Leadership Development Carnival! The themes for this month are… Let’s get started! Communication. Jesse Lyn Stoner of Seapoint Center provided How to Make an Effective Apology and Restore Trust and Your Credibility.

Four Types of Organizational Culture

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Culture is the social environment of an organization and is determined by the underlying assumptions, values and beliefs that govern how people behave. You might think of culture as atmosphere, and it is, but it’s also more than that. It’s the organization’s personality.

What You Don't Know About Doing Great Work

Leading Blog

W HY DO SOME people outperform others? It’s not what you might think—talent, effort, organizational skills, time, or luck. We work under the assumption that more is better. But more time doesn’t necessarily lead to better performance. Morten Hansen thinks the way we work is broken.

Why you should coach people

Aspire-CS

Photo credit: 123rf Southmind. Organizations are increasingly teaching leaders to coach their subordinates (and sometimes each other). I want to believe that this isn’t a passing fad, because there are lots of reasons for leaders to learn how to coach others in the workplace.

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.

Servant Leadership and Command Decisions

Lead Change Blog

I recently spoke at California State University San Marcos to a group of MBA students. I always enjoy my time with students. I learn so much from the questions they ask and the discussions we have after an event. Some attendees were slated to graduate in several weeks. The topic of my talk was servant leadership. The event was held in an information lecture setting and a faculty member interviewed me for about 20 minutes and the balance of the hour was spent in Q&A with the students.

3 Uncommon Strategies For Achieving Your Goals

Tanveer Naseer

A few weeks ago, I was the invited guest on CBC Radio’s Daybreak where I shared advice on how to successfully achieve your goals for this year.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Unbreakable

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Flashback Article I have fond memories of M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable movie. Starring Bruce Willis as David Dunn and Samuel L. Jackson as Elijah Price/Mr. Glass, the movie weaves together elements of comic books into the movie world.

Write Down a Great Plan for Your Team

Lead Change Blog

Strategic planning is one of the main elements of successful leadership. A great leader has organizational skills that enable them to predict all the things their business can do and narrow down big goals to achievable milestones. But how do you write a great plan for your team? It’s easy when you do it for yourself – you just write the goals and steps towards them, and you understand why and how you need to accomplish. When writing for other people, things are a bit more complex.

How Is Your Self-Esteem? It’s Critical.

Rich Gee Group

If one were to ask what single characteristic that makes you attractive to others, it would be self-esteem. Self-esteem, as defined by Nathaniel Branden in “ The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem ,” is the reputation one has with him or herself.

Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 3)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton To celebrate 7 Lenses going into its second printing, this is the third post in a special series focused on Why Ethical Thinking Matters. In case you missed them, take a look at Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 1) and Why Ethical Thinking Matters (Part 2). I’m hoping the strategies shared in this series will give you a fresh perspective on your plans for developing leaders in 2018.

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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.

3 Things Every Leader Needs To Remember When Leading Others

Joseph Lalonde

It’s easy when you’ve been leading for a long time to forget the simple things of leadership. You let the basic tenants of leadership slip your mind and you begin to fall into bad habits. You fail to treat others with respect. You believe to take rather than give.

How to Make the Most of Productivity Apps

Lead Change Blog

If there’s one regular complaint about apps that are designed to help you get things done, it’s that they often do the exact opposite; you spend so long configuring and tweaking them that you simply run out of time to complete the tasks you’re making note of. This is true of any business software application; the more time you spend fiddling, the less time you’ll spend doing.

Six Ways to Improve Business Communication Skills for Greater Success

Career Advancement

“Intelligence, knowledge or experience are important and might get you a job, but strong communication skills are what will get you promoted.” Mireille Guiliano~. At a performance review meeting, Sean’s boss told him he needed to improve his communication skills.

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How Being a Mom Makes You Better in Business

Women on Business

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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.

Through Colored Glasses: How Great Leaders Reveal Reality

Joseph Lalonde

An Interview With Author Tom Harper I recently had the pleasure to interview Tom Harper. Tom is the CEO of Networld Media Group and serves as a deacon at Southeast Christian Church.

Preview Thursday: The Courage Way

Lead Change Blog

The following is an excerpt from the intro to the Courage Way by Shelly Francis. Sigrid’s car flipped over dense chaparral and poison oak, rolling 120 feet until it landed upside down in a tree. It was the only tree on the hillside big enough to have stopped the car from tumbling another hundred feet. She was stunned, still alert in a pile of glass and blood on the inside roof of her car. She honked to alert her coworkers, hoping someone would hear and call 911.

Skills for the Introverted Leader: 6 Ways to Expand Your Comfort Zone

RapidStart Leadership

What skills does an introverted leader need to develop? Statistically, about half of us tend towards introversion (I’m definitely one of them). That fact doesn’t exclude us from being effective leaders.

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Boosting Your Profit Margin Made Simple

Strategy Driven

Successful businesses are the ones that are always on the lookout for ways to boost their profit margins, whether that be by cutting costs or increasing revenues.

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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.

Leaders Focus on the Trends, Not the Data Points

Next Level Blog

In some organizations, this is the time of year where individual performance from the previous year is summarized and communicated in annual reviews. Which, by the way, is an abysmal practice that does nothing to develop people and has at least an 80% chance of causing them to feel disengaged.). One of the reasons annual performance reviews suck so much is that they too often deal in data points, not trends.

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How was Your Groundhog’s Day?

Lead Change Blog

6 Ways To Prevent Your Work from Feeling Like It’s Groundhog’s Day at Work. Last Friday was Groundhog’s Day. Again. For most of us, it happens once a year. But for Phil Connors (Bill Murray) in the classic Groundhog’s Day film, it happened. Every. Single. Even if he changed his behavior, the folks with whom he interacted did—and said—the same things. Do you feel this way at work?

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168: Singleness of Purpose

Engaging Leader

Success demands singleness of purpose. Vince Lombardi, arguably the greatest football coach of all time Extraordinarily successful people, companies, and teams always have one product/service/idea they’re most known for or that makes them the most money.

Safe Business Ideas That Are Easy To Start

Strategy Driven

Starting your own business is a huge risk. You’ll need a lot of money upfront and your chances of success are fairly slim in an increasingly competitive business world.

Leadership: Leveraging Your Soft Skills

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Lisa Sasso : Soft skills can make or break you as a leader; they are clearly more important to a leader than any hard skill. This is a basic truth I learned early on in my business career, and it has sustained me throughout a succession of leadership roles — right up to my present work as an executive coach.

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My #1 Productivity Tip (and 5 Others)

Nathan Magnuson

As you continue to grow as a leader, the invariable happens. You get put in charge of more. Whether you’re promoted to a higher position or have your level of responsibilities expanded in your current role, there’s simply more to oversee.

How Is Your Self-Esteem? It's Critical.

Rich Gee Group

If one were to ask what single characteristic that makes you attractive to others, it would be self-esteem. Self-esteem, as defined by Nathaniel Branden in " The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem ," is the reputation one has with him or herself. The criteria which we unconsciously judge ourselves and which makeup our self-esteem is two fold: The first is self efficacy , which is our perceived ability to deal with the basic requirements of life; i.e., competence.

How to Use Mobile Devices to Drive the Success of Your Business

Strategy Driven

More and more people are now using mobile devices to help with everyday tasks, such as communication, online shopping, and travel.

How to Show Up in Ways that Ignite High Performance in Others

Leadership Freak

Your presence – the way you show up – impacts team performance. Positive emotion promotes high performance.* Know impact: Leaders who don’t know or don’t care about their presence can’t promote high performance… Continue reading → Encouragement energy Influence Managing Marks of leaders Power Culture Leadership Leadership Development organizational success

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Tips for Building Your Confidence as a Female Boss

Women on Business

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A Future Lens on Leadership with Bob Johansen

Kevin Eikenberry

Does your forecasted future provoke an insight that leads to action? Bob Johansen is a distinguished fellow with the Institute for the Future and author or co-author of ten books.

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How To Save Money When Marketing Your Business

Strategy Driven

There are many things which can cause concern to small business owners, and budgeting is one of them.

Organizations aren’t Families and Leaders aren’t Parents

Leadership Freak

Football players bragged – with misty eyes – that their team felt like a family, after the Philadelphia Eagles won Super Bowl LII. Winning impacts perception. Losers are on teams. Winners belong to… Continue reading → Feedback Leading Personal Growth Leadership Development Organizational Development organizational success

Even When It Was Over. It Wasn’t

In the CEO Afterlife

I am delighted to introduce Dianne Ascroft to you. Dianne is a book reviewer, but that’s in her spare time. She is also a historical and contemporary fiction author, often with an Irish connection.

The ReMarkable Tablet

Kevin Eikenberry

I don’t usually write technology reviews here, and I don’t think I’ve ever written about a Christmas gift, but today, I’m doing both. For Christmas, my family gave me a new piece of technology called a ReMarkable Tablet.

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