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Everything Begins with a Day One

Leading Blog

L EADERSHIP IS intentional influence. Leadership is about being intentional. It’s about taking responsibility for everything we do. We affect others in ways we never imagined. It is prudent of us then to be intentional about how we live out our life. It gives us the moral authority to lead.

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Leadership and Work Teams

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Simon Mac Rory: If you work in an organization today as a leader you will lead a team. 90% of what we do in an organization happens through collaborative effort, making the team the most important production unit.

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Leadership Gift #1 – Choose Your Values

Kevin Eikenberry

On Monday, I offered a shopping list of gifts leaders could give this Christmas season. In that post, I promised to detail each of these gifts as a part of a 12 Days of Christmas series. For Day 1, the shopping list suggests considering your leadership values. Specifically, the Day 1 item on the list reads: […]. The post Leadership Gift #1 – Choose Your Values appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

Recognize Individual Differences in Your Team

Lead Change Blog

“Change is in the air.” I chuckled at the headline in an airline magazine as I planned this article. That’s a constant, as we repeatedly hear that the pace of change will never be slower than it is today. Still, most people struggle with the reality of yet more change on the horizon. The best change leaders recognize the individual differences among their team members as they lead change. They approach each person based on his or her unique personality and preferences.

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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 Best Leadership Books of 2018

Leading Blog

The Mind of the Leader : How to Lead Yourself, Your People, and Your Organization for Extraordinary Results by Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter (Harvard Business Review Press, 2018) The Mind of the Leader offers a radical, yet practical, solution to solve the leadership crisis.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Free Solo

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. On June 3rd, 2017, Alex Honnold did the impossible. Alex free-soloed the 3,000 foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Free-soloing is the climbing of a rock-face without the use of any safety equipment.

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Do You Suffer from a Neglected Organization?

Lead Change Blog

You have a problem. Coworkers come to work, aren’t really involved, and generally feel themselves unappreciated. The work environment is characterized by complaining (especially amongst one another), general negativity, high absenteeism, and a large brain-drain of valuable employees who seek better opportunities elsewhere. And because they’re interesting candidates, they’re the ones who’re easily snapped up by other organizations, leaving you with the leftovers.

Ethical Thinking: 5 Questions to Ask in the New Year

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Each year I raise questions that help leaders stay current as ethical expectations change. Here are 5 new questions to tackle as we head into a New Year. . Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking ethical leader ethical leadership and complexity ethical questions ethics good leadership Leadership

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The Smartest Way to Ensure Your Leadership Message Sticks

Let's Grow Leaders

Taking your management team out of the field for a leadership offsite or kick-off meeting can be an incredible way to provide clarity around your leadership message, to get everyone focused on what matters most, and to encourage the sharing of best practices. […].

4 Business Lessons I Learned from a Snake

Women on Business

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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.

Variety is the Spice of Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Wouldn’t it be great if chocolate was one of the four food groups? Maybe my preference to see that happen (*smile*) is why the topic of 31 flavors keeps popping into how I think about success, civility, inclusion, leadership, and respect. I worked in corporate America for lots of years. When I look back at that time, I see how all the places where I worked managed by one flavor. That flavor was numbers, results, and the bottom line.

The Leader’s 12 Days of Christmas

Kevin Eikenberry

Christmas is almost here. And while you likely won’t go all “12 Days of Christmas” on your team (what would they do with turtle doves anyway?), you might be thinking about what you could give them this holiday season. I have some ideas for you that require no ribbon or […].

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The power of positive future-focused questions


You’ve probably heard that leaders need to ask more questions. It takes courage and practice to find the kind of questions that will help others to help themselves, your organization and move everyone forward.

Web Design Tricks to Improve Engagement

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.

There’s Still Luck

Joseph Lalonde

Sometimes you stumble upon the right thing. There’s a phrase a lot of people like to toss around. I’ve even tossed around the phrase. That phrase is: Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. This phrase on luck is attributed to the Roman philosopher Seneca. While I agree with this phrase for the most part, I’m beginning to think it’s not only […] The post There’s Still Luck appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

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Preview Thursday: LeaderSHOP

Lead Change Blog

We are pleased to present this excerpt from LeaderSHOP by Rodger Dean Duncan. Effective Life Management. Let’s face it. No matter who we are or what our station in life may be, none of us has more than 24 hours a day, 168 hours per week. For most of us, it doesn’t seem to be enough. So the challenge is this: How can we make the best use of that precious and finite resource called time? It’s possible, if not probable, that the simplest solutions make the most sense.

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Silo Mentality: The Bane of Most Teams

Strategy Driven

One of the biggest frustrations expressed by business leaders of teams is the ‘silo mentality.’ This mentality allows people to work in separate silos or independent units with only cursory regard for other units or team members.

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Watch or Listen, Now You Can Decide

Kevin Eikenberry

For 30 months, I have been having conversations with the top leadership experts in the world, and many renowned and successful leaders too. And I have recorded those conversations to share them with others.

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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.

Will You Take The Annual Reader Survey?

Joseph Lalonde

I do my best to create the best leadership content for you, my readers. Sometimes I hit the nail on the head. Other times I miss. That’s life. Right? We never know what’s going to be a hit and what’s going to be a miss. But I want your input.

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10 Advantages of Using OCR in Business

Lead Change Blog

With OCR processing , businesses can achieve operational objectives and ensure they render excellent services to customers. Increased accuracy and data utility add value to information, ensuring organisations make better decisions. For customer-based businesses, ensuring customer satisfaction encourages customer retention. OCR is an excellent application that should be included in an organisation’s marketing strategy, as it has significant ROI.

Enhance Leadership Qualities Of Managers At Work

Strategy Driven

At the managerial position, leadership qualities are extremely essential because managers are in charge of building and leading a good team. Managing a team and making them work towards a common goal, comes with a lot of challenges and these challenges require good leadership skills to overcome.

How to Work with an Indecisive Boss

Let's Grow Leaders

One of the biggest “do you have a private minute” questions we get asked by managers is “how do I get anything done with my indecisive boss?” ” Okay, the conversation is actually less polite. It’s usually more along the lines of: “Aghhhhh, […].

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What’s Twice as Important as Technical Skill

Leadership Freak

The difference between top and average performers isn’t technical skill. Yes, in order to succeed you need technical skill. But to thrive at top levels of organizational leadership you need something more than… Continue reading → Feedback Values Leadership Leadership Development

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I'm So Busy!

Rich Gee Group

Lately, I run into many people who constantly have the same refrain: “I’m so busy!” or “It's crazy here!” or “I never have the time.” Or my favorite, “I’m so stressed!” I hate to be critical (as a coach, it’s my job) - but it tells me a lot about you, your personality, and your work habits: 1. You don’t have control of your time or schedule. People who run around like a chicken without its head tend not to instill confidence with their superiors, peers, team, or customers.

Working In The Oil Industry: Finding Jobs

Strategy Driven

Finding a job in the current day and age is a lot more difficult than it ever has been before. Ever since the recession occurred, employment has been on shaky ground. The jobs on offer are scarce, yet there is a huge supply of individuals seeking work. The issue that has arisen is evident.

My Best Advice for Leaders When Things Are Going Wrong

Lead from Within

I’ve been coaching top leaders in almost every industry for decades, and I’ve learned that even when it appears that an organization is running well and its leaders are effective, it’s often a very different story behind the scenes.

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Creating Meaningful Positive Reinforcement – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

This episode is in response to your direct feedback when I asked viewers in a previous episode to send in requests for topics that they wanted me to discuss. So today, I’m sharing how you can share meaningful and positive reinforcement, including WHY you should provide this to your team.

Tips for Engaging with People Who Matter Most

Leadership Freak

New Book giveaway!! 20 complimentary copies available. Leave a comment on this guest post by Rodger Dean Duncan to become eligible to win one of TWENTY complimentary copies of, “LeaderSHOP.” Deadline: 12/16/2018) We… Continue reading → Leading

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Simple SEO Strategies for Growing Your Business

Strategy Driven

There is definitely no doubt about the fact that every business needs a thought-out SEO strategy, so the only question about it is whether you are willing to spend time or money on it?

This is Why People Really Quit Their Jobs

Lead from Within

You’ve probably heard the expression that people are only as good as the company they keep. Well, the reverse is also true: a company is only as good as the people it keeps.

Leadership Gift #2 – Choose Your Vision

Kevin Eikenberry

On Monday, I offered a shopping list of gifts leaders could give this Christmas season. In that post, I promised to detail each of these gifts as a part of a 12 Days of Christmas series. For Day 2, the shopping list suggests considering your leadership vision. Specifically, the Day 2 item on the list reads: […]. The post Leadership Gift #2 – Choose Your Vision appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

New Results Using Old Methods is a Frustrating Myth

Leadership Freak

The only way to achieve greater success using old methods is to work harder. But doing more with less has a limited lifespan. Working harder only works when you aren’t working hard already.… … Continue reading → Success Taking others higher Feedback Growth Leadership Development organizational success

Exemplary Diversity and Inclusion Practices from a Culture-Driven Company

Strategy Driven

The conversation about diversity and inclusion (D&I) has gathered a lot of momentum in the last few years, in the corporate world as well as in society more generally. Thinking about D&I is by and large no longer a tokenistic gesture.