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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.

10 Ways to Process the Emotions of Christmas Loss

Ron Edmondson

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year. As the song goes, “ it’s the most wonderful time of the year “ But, for some people, Christmas can be a miserable time.

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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Web Design Tricks to Improve Engagement

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]. Women On Business Sponsors

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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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Kings, Cannibals, and Cultural Bias: Overcoming the Limitations of Convention

RapidStart Leadership

A strange encounter between a French king and several cannibals from South America sheds light on cultural bias, and what it takes for leaders to see past the limits of our own experience. Are You Not Amazed? Three cannibals stood before the boy king, and they were puzzled.

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4 Business Lessons I Learned from a Snake

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]. Reader Submission business lessons

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The power of positive future-focused questions

Aspire-CS

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.

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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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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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.

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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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.

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.

3 Questions to Discern What I Personally Announced on Sunday Morning

Ron Edmondson

If you’re a pastor then you know the tension I am about to describe in a made-up scenario. Pastor, can you announce the next meeting of the “Faithful Followers” meeting? It’s Tuesday night at 7 at Sister Rita’s house. Everyone needs to bring their favorite dessert.”

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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.

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.

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.

"An Intolerant Nation is a Miserable Nation"

Execupundit

Oh, we can “do justice” — with vindictive glee. But are we kind? Do we have the slightest trace of humility? As any Christian who grew up in the bonds of fundamentalist legalism can tell you, justice untempered by mercy grinds the human heart into dust.

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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. […].

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.

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?

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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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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Leadership Gift #3 – Choose Possibility

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 3, the shopping list suggests you see the world through the lens of possibilities. Specifically, the Day 2 […]. The post Leadership Gift #3 – Choose Possibility appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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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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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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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The Trick

Execupundit

The trick of reading the news is to determine how much of it is really new and how much of that is really important. Photo by Elijah O'Donnell at Unsplash

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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.

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

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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Best Books on 21st Century Management and Leadership

Execupundit

Whenever Wally Bock compiles a list, it is worth studying. Photo by Alex Sawyer at Unsplash

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Turning Your Back On Paper In The World Of Business

Strategy Driven

People have been aware of the issues which come with using paper for a long time. Unable to keep water out, protect from the elements, or fight off any large animals, the materials used in the modern world aren’t always designed to do a job well.

3 Questions to a Decision When Things are Uncertain

Leadership Freak

Ambiguity is always present in a world filled with people, change, and opportunity. Only the dead are certain. In praise of imperfect decisions: Clarity and confidence develop as you go, not before you… Continue reading → Decisions Growth Leadership Development