Sat.Aug 18, 2018 - Fri.Aug 24, 2018

Experience Isn’t Everything

Joseph Lalonde

Longtime readers of my website know I have a love of ice climbing. Attempting to climb frozen waterfalls on a chilly day, what could be better? Nothing, in my opinion but yours may differ. Image by Rick Elrod. I’ve been climbing every year for the last 6 years.

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Engagement Isn’t Built, It’s Uncovered

Leading Blog

W E ARE BORN with a desire to engage. We want to learn—to relate and interact. We want to connect. But over the years, depending on our upbringing, our schooling, and our work, our desire to engage gets suppressed. It gets covered up.

Managing Change Effectively

Lead Change Blog

It is always fascinating to engage with a cultural change process, and a recent encounter was no exception. Some three years ago, I developed a new business strategy for a not-for-profit organisation which, faced with on-going austerity measures in the UK, wished to focus on the longer-term on sustainability and income generation. They are a relatively small organisation with a regional reach regarding members, clients, and corporate donors.

Out-of-the box Leadership / Leadership From Within

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Pratima Rao Gluckman : My daughter once told me, “Mom, I am awesome. I am good at math. I run fast. I am better than my brothers. Right?” As I looked into her darling eyes as she was desperately seeking validation, I thought, “This is where the problem lies.”

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.

Convenience Is The Enemy

Joseph Lalonde

There are days when I long for my runs with Lok the Vizsla to be easy. I don’t want to feel like I taxed my body or pushed myself further than I thought I could go. I want my runs to be convenient. Photo by Mitchel Lensink. And yet my runs aren’t convenient.

Seven Ways to Be More Self-Aware

Kevin Eikenberry

There is research that shows that as humans we aren’t very self-aware. But you don’t need research to prove that to you. Even if you don’t see this in yourself, you see it in others, right?)

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Get In The Groove: The Flywheel and Total Enterprise Alignment

Terry Starbucker

Let’s Stop Talking About the Lack of Technical Talent, Corporate America: It’s Time to Close the Large Tech Skills Gap with Veterans

General Leadership

Originally published by Guest Author, Karen Ross, at No Longer Desperate for Work, Veterans Seek More Meaningful Careers. For veterans, underemployment is the new unemployment. With the U.S.

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7 Tips for Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Leading Blog

I F YOU WANT TO GROW your career, Wharton Lecturer and EMBA Career Director Dawn Graham recommends in her book Switchers , that you “ continually put yourself in situations where you’re the least qualified person in the room.”

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Is Your C-Suite Working As A Team?

Lead Change Blog

In the VUCA world in which we now operate many businesses have become more agile, networked and team centric in order to respond to the challenges of more competition and digital disruption. However, up to now many of these approaches have been implemented in functional areas like sales and operations, and the C-suite has been left unchanged. However, this is all about to change.

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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.

Delegate to Scale a Business

CEO Blog

A friend suggested I write an article on delegation. It took me a couple of weeks before I figured out who to delegate the task to and I decided to do it myself. There have been many articles written on delegation. In writing this, I am thinking what can I add to what has already been said?

Leadership Interview: 7 Ways to Talk About Leadership Experience When You Don’t Have Any

RapidStart Leadership

“In any leadership interview, they are going to ask about your experience. What if you don’t have any?” Everyone has to start somewhere. Moving up in the organizational hierarchy often involves taking on a formal leadership role.

How to Break the Hold Inertia Has on Your Organization

Leading Blog

O RGANIZATIONS get sluggish. They get clunky and myopic. They fall into patterns of inertia. And, in time they fail. But there are signs.

Leadership and Immortality

Lead Change Blog

Art Jones was the best supervisor I’ve ever seen up close. More than 20 years ago, I spoke at his retirement ceremony. Art retired as a Sergeant from the San Leandro Police Department after more than 30 years. During the time he was a Sergeant, he supervised and trained every one of the police officers who were senior to him in rank on the day he retired. In those days, I conducted training in supervisory skills for police sergeants.

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.

4 Overlooked Elements to Starting a Successful Business

Women on Business

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Mile 22

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Mile 22 finds CIA operative James Silva (Mark Wahlberg) leading a paramilitary team on a mission to extract a valuable asset out of Southeast Asia.

7 Things the Most Respected Leaders Do Every Day

Lead from Within

Everyone wants to be respected and admired, but often we are afraid of being perceived as too aggressive or overly confident in our pursuit of own greatness. While you can’t control other people’s opinions, you can always control your own actions.

How to Motivate Your Team – Stop Treating Them Like Family

Let's Grow Leaders

Thinking they’re a family doesn’t motivate your team. You’ve probably heard leaders say it and you might have even said it yourself when you were hoping to motivate your team. “I I treat my team like family” or “We’re one big family here […]. The post How to Motivate Your Team – Stop Treating Them Like Family appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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.

10 Women Entrepreneurs Who Will Inspire You to Follow Your Dreams

Women on Business

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Why You Can’t Pick the Winners!

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Soulaima Gourani : I’ve conducted (or participated in) countless conversations with some of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world through the years.

Grey Areas: Our Choices Define Us (Part 2)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton This post is an updated version of a reader favorite. There Will Always Be Grey Areas There will always be ethical grey areas. We see plenty of information about lying, cheating, stealing and other obvious ethical violations. It is more difficult to know what to do when we encounter behaviors that fall into ethical grey areas, particularly in term of relationships with other people.

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Why Talented Leaders Fail

Leadership Freak

You can “succeed” at leadership and still fail. We all know leaders who achieved great results but acted like asses in the process. How you show up is more important than talent. You… Continue reading → Leading Growth Leadership Leadership Development

Proven Ways To Make More Money

Strategy Driven

Interested in making some extra money? The reasons for wanting extra cash could range from wants such as fancier clothes, shoes, gadgets, vacations on exotic islands to escaping tough times, paying for loans, paying bills, and buying a house.

181: The Art and Science of Workforce Communication | with Laurie Barnes

Engaging Leader

You can’t achieve your potential as a leader or an organization without practicing effective communication. Organizations that communicate effectively with their workforce deliver better results.

How To Navigate Controversial Topics In The Workplace

Lead from Within

Any conversation has the potential to turn controversial at the workplace, but there are some topics that we know are likely to lead to controversy and disagreement: politics, religion, personal relationships, even family problems.

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Where is Your Focus? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

It is my personal belief and a major organizational philosophy of ours that you cannot be a successful leader over a long period of time without having an OTHERS Focus. And when I use this term, the topic often turns to Servant Leadership – are they one and the same?

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8 ways to increase employee productivity

Strategy Driven

Are you the proud owner of a successful business? Are you determined to run a profitable company, whilst providing a wonderful work environment for your employees? Do you struggle to strike the right balance between appreciating your workers and pushing them to do more?

Choosing a team structure to achieve top efficiency

Lead on Purpose

Whether you are a small startup or an international corporation, HR management and organization presents an equally important matter. Choosing a proper team structure for your hierarchy and management isn’t as simple as it seems. There are numerous factors to … Continue reading → Leadership structure teams

How to Lead a Meeting and Make Effective Decisions

Let's Grow Leaders

Lead a Meeting that Gets Results by Clarifying Who Owns the Decision “This is so stupid—you asked for my opinion and then ignored it. I don’t know why I even bother! From now on, I’m just going to shut my mouth and […].

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Never Stop Learning: Stay Relevant, Reinvent Yourself, and Thrive

Kevin Eikenberry

by Bradley R. Staats If you know me, you won’t be surprised that I was drawn to this book when a copy was sent to me. After all, I am a lifelong learner, and nearly all of my writing implies (if not overtly suggests) the value of lifelong learning. The book was sent to me […].

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4 Ways To Have A Successful Marketing Campaign

Strategy Driven

A business without a marketing campaign is never going to be as successful as it could be.

Leadership begins with you


Photo credit: 123RF. A colleague who works with leaders once said that “Everything begins with the leader (of an organization)”. That simple statement has stayed with me, and there is some truth in it.

New Job? Five Mistakes We All Make.

Rich Gee Group

When you start a new job, everything is just hunky-dunky. You’re in a new office, new boss, new responsibilities, new friends, and hopefully, more money and increased responsibility.

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