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Creating the Conversations That Help Them Grow

Leading Blog

F INDING good employees is not enough. Developing them is critical to keeping them. Everyone has options. If you are not growing and leading your employees, they will look elsewhere.

Why Your Best Performers Hate Your Great Idea

Let's Grow Leaders

You’re convinced you’ve got a great idea that you know will yield breakthrough results. So you call the team together to announce the new direction. But instead of being met with a spirited “game on,” your top performers are staring at you with a […].

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7 Vital Steps Prior to Implementing Major Change

Ron Edmondson

As a pastor and leader, I am continually dealing with change. Everyday. Change is a part of life – for all of us. Some change occurs without us doing anything. In my context, we adjust our Easter calendar every year – without much thought of whether we will or not.

The Modern Leadership Challenge: An Exquisite Merger of Life and Business

Terry Starbucker

In my now 37 years in the business world, I’ve witnessed and participated in quite an evolution of what constitutes modern leadership.

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.

The Three Keys to Being a Great Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Raymond Houser: Being a great leader means getting people to do things that they didn't think possible. It's as simple as that. Many people confuse leadership style with true leadership. You don't have to be an extroverted, rah-rah motivator to be a great leader.

Finding Your Flywheel

Leading Blog

G REATNESS NEVER HAPPENS in one fell swoop—no single action. It is the result of a series of correct actions that build on each other. Jim Collins likens it to turning a giant, heavy flywheel.

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Dealing with Difficult Team Members

Lead Change Blog

Picture this: as a leader, you’re a real go-getter. And then there’s that team member who always needs to analyze everything to death before finally getting into action. And the other one who is such a perfectionist that they never get the job finished. Why do these co-workers manage to get under your skin? And more importantly, how do you deal with your irritation? Know Your Allergies. Your perspective is that your good quality is getting the job done quickly, smoothly and efficiently.

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Forget Global – What Leaders Really Need Is A “Worldly” Perspective

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece from McGill Professor (and fellow Montrealer) Henry Mintzberg. Do we need more globalization on this globe? How about more worldliness in this world?

The Trouble with Comparisons

Kevin Eikenberry

We all do it. We see someone doing something that we value – and doing it very well. If we want to be better at what they are doing, at first it makes sense to look at them and compare ourselves. Comparisons like this rarely help. In fact, they can be quite damaging to our […].

Who Is On Your Team?

Joseph Lalonde

Changing the course of your life and making the new year your best one ever is tough as it is. Sometimes we make change even tougher than it has to be. Why is that? It’s because we keep the wrong people on our teams.

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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.

Scaling Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Are you a High-Creative leader, capable of rapidly growing your organization while simultaneously transforming it into a more agile, innovative, adaptive, and engaging workplace? Or are you a High-Reactive leader, who practices leadership that cancels itself out and seriously limits scale?

How to Start a Business That’ll Succeed: A 10-Point Guide

Strategy Driven

It is only natural to worry about failure when starting a business. However, don’t let the fear stand in the way of what could be a profitable company, which could potentially change your life.

Type 2 Fun: The Secret to Achieving Your Goals

RapidStart Leadership

Who knew there were different categories of fun? Not all fun is created equal. If you want to accomplish great things, it’s the Type 2 fun that you’re looking for.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Cold Pursuit

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Liam Neeson returns to the big screen as Nels Coxman in the movie Cold Pursuit. Cold Pursuit is based on the Norwegian film In Order Of Disappearance.

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.

Conquering Envy in Yourself

Lead Change Blog

“Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.” ? William Arthur Ward. What is envy? A natural reaction towards someone who is a winner. It is defined by the Oxford Concise Dictionary as “discontented or resentful longing aroused by another’s possessions, qualities or luck” – occurs in the workplace and in the social settings. Workplace Envy.

The Simplicity—and Power—of Stop, Start, Continue

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Rodger Dean Duncan : Whether you’re a leader, follower, partner, or service provider, clarity is always important. Let’s say you’ve delegated a task to someone else. If a deadline will be missed or a key deliverable won’t be ready as expected, you want an honest and timely report.

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Ways to Impress a Client On a Business Trip

Strategy Driven

Heavy luggage, lost at reception and boozy business dinners are all regular features of hosting a client who has traveled on business. One of the most important features of impressing a client while they’ve made the effort to travel is to keep them entertained while you get to know them.

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Collecting Relationships – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

We are continuing in our series of videos about collections and today’s collection topic is one that I can almost bet you have never thought of collecting: relationships. And yet, as a leader, when you do this and do it right, I can almost guarantee that you will see your success skyrocket.

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.

Love Is In The Air

Lead Change Blog

One year, I gave my team members a gift for Valentine’s Day. It was a small box of chocolates and a few office trinkets—colorful pens, clips, and the like. I wanted to express my gratitude and say that they mattered. I took a lot of guff from my team, colleagues, boss, and others for being “mushy” and “girlie.” I never again took Valentine gifts to work, and now I look back with regret for not standing my ground. Really, why can’t there be more love in the workplace?

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What To Do When the Job Outgrows Your Employee

Let's Grow Leaders

Your team needs your leadership during rapid growth. Recently, we received a great question from a manager who had taken part in a Winning Well Leadership Intensive. Her question is one you’ll face in your career – especially if you work in a fast-growing […].

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Design Thinking: A Guide to Creative Problem Solving for Everyone

Strategy Driven

Application of design thinking to help solve myriad problems that are not typically associated with design is illuminated in a new book through vignettes drawn from such diverse realms as politics and society, business, health and science, law, and writing.

How to break out of the box to become a better leader

Aspire-CS

Photo credit: 123RF. When we have our first meeting, leaders often express their personal perception about who they are and how they see themselves: “I’m the kind of leader who….(fill fill in the blank).” People will tell you that I’m like (fill in the blank)”.

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How Ergonomics Increase Productivity

Lead Change Blog

The modern office is dynamic, and it requires constant improvement. When it comes to making the conditions conducive for workers, most business owners think of listening to employee problems, work flexibility, proper remuneration, and career growth opportunities. Few think of the input that workplace ergonomics have on employee productivity. Ergonomics is the art of designing the workplace with the limitations and abilities of workers in mind.

4 Things High Performers Do that Low Performers Neglect

Leadership Freak

High performance isn’t an accident. #1. Plan it: I have a friend who transformed his body from jelly to steel. He doesn’t simply show up at the gym. He plans his workouts. He… Continue reading → Leading Growth Leadership Development

Advice For Becoming A Better Entrepreneur

Strategy Driven

While it’s nice to be able to say that you’re an entrepreneur, it’s an even better feeling to be able to prove to others that you’re a successful business owner.

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How to Stop Inspiring Your Team to Underperformance

Next Level Blog

Every so often I hear a phrase so well turned that I say to myself, “I wish I had thought of that.” That happened a few months ago when I was talking with a top executive of a Fortune 500 company to get his feedback on a colleague who was one of my executive coaching clients. This exec loved my client and compared him quite favorably to his predecessor who, the exec said, regularly “inspired his team to underperformance.”.

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7 Things to Consider Before You Hire a Content Writer

Women on Business

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link]. Human Resources Issues Marketing content marketing content writing freelancers

How Cancer Helped Me See the Key to Successful Organizational Change

Michael Lee Stallard

Article Published by SmartBrief Sometimes life lessons come from surprising places. In early 2004, just nine months after completing treatment for breast cancer, my wife, Katie, was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer.

6 Characteristics of Successful Law Firms

Strategy Driven

What does it take for a law firm to be successful? Unfortunately, there is no single best way to answer this question. Success can be relative, and it can be pursued in several ways.

Respect, Interpreted Part 2

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton This is the second post in a series called "Respect, Interpreted." Respect, Interpreted Part 1 described respect as a "structural beam" in organizations that holds the culture together. This week we'll look at how to take two very different kinds of leadership actions that are both required for building and maintaining a culture of respect.

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7 Ways to Inspire Initiative and Eliminate Toxic Indifference

Leadership Freak

You’ve been asking permission all your life. In school you raised your hand for permission to speak. When I was in first grade, we raised our hands to ask Mrs. Goodwin for permission… Continue reading → Leading

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Opportunity is Knocking

Kevin Eikenberry

Chances are, you will invest in your leadership development, or in the leadership development of others this year. Right now, you have the chance to make that investment and save some money. But like most opportunities, that door won’t be open for long.

Let The Sign Talk For You!

Strategy Driven

A sign has many essential roles in any businesses. It doesn’t merely symbolize an image your company portrays. It illustrates something that’s not as easy as how church signs depict, where angels are typically good, while demons are always the opposite.