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10 Traits of Great Leaders in This New World of Work

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Glenn Elliott and Debra Corey : The world of work has and continues to change. Our workforce, which now consists of five generations working side by side, expects and demands different things from its organization, its job, and most certainly its leaders.

Construction or Demolition

General Leadership and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “If If your action inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader”. John Quincy Adams.

Setbacks Aren’t Permanent. Sometimes They’re Needed

Joseph Lalonde

A week into my training for the Grand Rapids Marathon I’m running to raise money to help children in Africa have access to clean water (you can help by going HERE and donating any amount you’re able to), I was on the sideline. I couldn’t run.

Accountability & Metrics: My Journey To The Heart Of Great Leadership (Part 2)

Terry Starbucker

This is Part 2 of my journey (in three parts in 3 weeks) to what I consider to be the heart of great More Human leadership – the success trifecta: A successful company, A happy team, And a fulfilled YOU. If you haven’t read Part 1, check it out HERE , and then come on back.

When Work Has Meaning, The Culture Changes

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds: In order to value team members, or help them find meaning in their work - that is, contribution to the greater good, to their community or even society - you don’t need to start a formal organizational initiative.

The Communication Secrets to Get from Good to Great

Leading Blog

N EW TECHNOLOGIES are shifting the way we work and interact. Jobs are being eliminated, and industries are being disrupted as we try to come to grips with how this technology is changing us and how we can use it. The thing to keep in mind is that machines are machines and we are human.

3 Powerful Benefits That Come From Empathy In Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

A few days ago, I was interviewed by a reporter about the topic of empathy in leadership.

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Three Keys to Successful Delegation

Kevin Eikenberry

For some, delegation is like cod liver oil – it might lead to a good outcome, but it is so distasteful, they don’t try it. Others see delegation as the solution to all their time management problems – give the work to someone else, and all will be right with the world. Neither is the […].

Where Have All the Questions Gone?

Lead Change Blog

“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.” Albert Einstein. Engaging in conversation with someone who asks thoughtful questions with genuine curiosity is noticeable; perhaps because it is becoming rare. Where have all the questions gone? I polled leaders to see how they rate others on inquiry.

A Proactive Approach to Tough Feedback

Great Leadership By Dan

One of the hardest things a manager has to do is sit down with an employee and discuss a serious behavior or performance issue, especially when if it’s going to be an unpleasant surprise to the employee. Tough feedback is just that. tough! And while we may not ever get to a point where we look forward to sharing difficult information, there are ways to make these conversations less difficult.

How To Attract Top Talent To Your Business

Strategy Driven

If you want to be successful in the long-term, then you’re going to have to hire a team of people who are skilled and committed to helping you grow your business. You’re not going to get far if you’re closed-minded and behind the curve when it comes to technology and treating your employees fairly.

Three Ways To Better Navigate Turbulence

Joseph Lalonde

Whenever people tell me they want to be a leader, I always ask them ‘why’? Leadership isn’t easy. It’s usually pretty thankless. People will always have a list of things you should be doing better. And, of course, what’s on some people’s lists (listen better) is not on others (speak up more).

Have You Changed Your Filter? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

While the title of this post might have you thinking about the HVAC in your home, let me assure you that’s not what this is about. In today’s video, I’m talking about the filters that you see the world through as a leader – what they are and then how to change them.

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What you can do about that person who really bugs you


Photo credit: 123RF. Everyone who works with other people experiences it: an employee, peer or coworker who drives them crazy. Every day you face them increases your frustration. Why don’t they change? Don’t they know they’re (fill in the blank here: annoying, a bully, lazy, unhelpful, etc.)?

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Smoothing Out Some Processes

Strategy Driven

Think about how your business is run as a whole. We know that there are going to be some areas that just don’t flow. Some areas that might be holding you back somewhat. We’re sure that you want your business to be a perfectly well oiled machine, but the truth is, it just isn’t going to happen.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Teen Titans Go! To The Movies

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Pam and I were planning on seeing the new Tom Cruise movie Mission Impossible: Fallout this past weekend with our Moviepass accounts. However, due to the recent troubles Moviepass has faced, the movie we’d desired to see was blocked out from our account.

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First Look: Leadership Books for August 2018

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in August 2018. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases. Mastering Fear : A Navy SEAL's Guide by Brandon Webb and John David Mann. 8 Steps to High Performance : Focus On What You Can Change (Ignore the Rest) by Marc Effron. Humble Leadership : The Power of Relationships, Openness, and Trust by Edgar H. Schein and Peter A. Schein.

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Keys to a (Really) Successful New Supervisor Training Program

Kevin Eikenberry

If you have an organization of any size, you have new and front-line supervisors. And chances are they are frustrated, and so are you. Do you have trouble identifying front-line supervisor candidates? Once you find them, do you have trouble further developing their leadership skills?

Make The Best Use Of Your Time – Outsource!

Strategy Driven

Finances are tight at the launch of most new businesses, especially if you factor in the costs associated with employing staff and renting premises. There are ways of cutting costs and one way is to outsource a lot of the essential tasks to freelancers.

What is Meaningful Leadership? (Part 3)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton In Part 1 of this series we looked at how leaders generate meaningful environments where others can thrive. In Part 2 we explored a leader's own quest for authenticity. In Part 3 we'll look at the role of powerful conversations and a focus on collective success. Ethical Leader Ethical Organization 7 Lenses ethical leader ethical leadership development ethical leadership model ethics Leadership

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LeadershipNow 140: July 2018 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from July 2018 that you might have missed: 6 Big Career Mistakes That Can Sabotage Your Future by @LollyDaskal. Learning How to Learn by @edbatista. The Power of Observation: 6 Ways to Show Up Helpful by Karin Hurt @LetsGrowLeaders. Seeking Discomfort: 7 Ways to Embrace Uncomfortable Feedback by Ken Downer @RapidStartLdr. 5 Core Reasons You Continually Trust The Wrong People And How To Stop by @kathycaprino via @Forbes.

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Texas A&M Sets the Bar for Developing Servant-Leadership in Students

Modern Servant Leader

Academia may lack degree programs in leadership, but Texas A&M University does an excellent job at introducing incoming students to servant-leadership.

Finding The Profit In The Food Market

Strategy Driven

The food market is a tricky one. People are always in need of food, after all, but it can be hard to find your space amongst the huge producers with enough volume to make your home-grown business look like a lemonade stand. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible to find your place, however.

How to Start Team Accountability When You Never Have Before

Let's Grow Leaders

It’s never too late to begin team accountability. Karin and David, can I ask you a question?” We had just finished a keynote where we gave leaders the tools to have the tough conversations. Sarah, a middle-level manager, came up to talk […].

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4 Essential Security Measures Before Moving to the Cloud

Women on Business

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In 100 Words: Giving Attention


. Everybody we meet is trying to get attention through tactics. More clicks, eyeballs, likes. What if you focus more on giving attention? What do you deeply care about? What are you trying to make happen? Who are you trying to help?

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Is It Time To Start Purchasing Your Own Business Assets In Abundance?

Strategy Driven

Most businesses rely on the use of outsourcing, hiring other businesses, and using connections for niche supplies. This is quite obviously worthwhile. Not every business can be Google, a corporation with seemingly endless reach and a finger in every pie.

The Art of Active Listening


Perhaps you’ve heard the quote “There’s a difference between listening and waiting for your turn to speak.” The concept might seem simple, but active listening – that is, fully concentrating on what’s being said – takes work and practice. And the results can make a significant difference in the quality of relationships, followership and overall results. Face-to-Face Communication Communication Skills

What Does Piano Teaching Have to Do with Business?

Women on Business

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Technology and Being Human


I created a series of sketch notes for Tiffani Bova’s “ What’s Next ” podcast where she meets brilliant people to discuss customer experience, growth and innovation. Tiffani Bova is a Global Customer Growth and Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce.

What is Cohesive Marketing?

Strategy Driven

As a business owner, your marketing strategy needs to be cohesive if you want to market your business successfully. Here’s why you need to have cohesion as an Internet marketer and some ways you can go about it. What is Cohesive Marketing?

This Is What You Need to Learn to Become A Successful CEO

Lead from Within

Most articles that try to tell you how to become a great CEO will talk about actions, plans and processes. But as a leadership executive coach with over three decades of experience, I’ve seen hundreds of leaders fail because all they know is process and procedures.

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Innovative Service is Inspired by Bold Leaders

Lead Change Blog

There is an old expression that goes: “Only dead fish swim with the current.” The truth is, smart fish swim in all directions, but the pull of the current does not influence their choice. Innovative service is different from business as usual—it never follows the current of the latest fad, gimmick, or “me too” tactic. Innovative service is the kind of refreshing experience that is so remarkable it creates customer attraction and ensures customer advocacy.

Share to Learn


If you are doing work that you love (or love the work you do), you learn something new every single day. This could be something you experienced, something you noticed, something thought-provoking that you read, something that worked for you (or others around you).

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Money, Money, Money: Why getting into trading could be the best thing you’ve ever done

Strategy Driven

Everyone wants to work hard and try their absolute best to acquire the most wonderful life they can possibly have, getting to have the brilliant experiences life has to offer, such as seeing the world, living in a beautiful home, and dining out at swanky restaurants every weekend.

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The Magic To Giving Meaningful Feedback

Leadership Freak

I’m delighted to publish this guest post by 12 year old Sebastian Hurt! Have you ever given someone feedback, and the minute it came out you wished you stayed quiet? I was nine… Continue reading → Author Feedback


How to Take Your Retention Strategy to the Next Level

Let's Grow Leaders

There’s no question, the downside of a good economy is that it’s harder to retain your best talent. The challenging underperformers stick around, while your rock stars are suddenly the hottest ticket on LinkedIn. If you’re like most executives we talk to, […].