Sat.May 25, 2019 - Fri.May 31, 2019

Diversity and Inclusion – Two Very Different Concepts

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Stephen Frost and Raafi-Karim Alidina: To build an inclusive organisation, there are two main things you need to do. You need to de-bias the systems that run the organisation, such as recruitment, pay, procurement, talent management and marketing. And you need to lead inclusively.

4 Ways to Overcome the Deadly Traps of Managing

Leadership Freak

76% of employees did not want their boss’s job. HBR) Most American workers are not aiming for the corner office. Approximately one third (34 percent) of workers aspire to leadership positions, with only… Continue reading → Leading Managing Leadership Development Management

Follow The Leader

N2Growth Blog

Does the term “ Follow the Leader ” still apply in today’s world? We live in an age of “followship”, but does followship imply that a leader is the one being followed? Success on social media is often defined by the number of followers.

Business Lessons from the Top 0.01%

Leading Blog

M ORE THAN 400 climbers have reached the summit of Mount Everest. There are currently 2450 active Navy Seals. 536 astronauts have journeyed into outer space. But since 1946, only 257 pilots have flown as Blue Angels. In other words, 0.01% of all U.S.

The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.

Avoiding The 5 Mistakes That Can End Your Leadership Career (before it even gets started)

Terry Starbucker

This is a cautionary tale for all aspiring leaders, and a (very painfully) true story…… “They can’t see the scoreboard? What, ARE YOU KIDDING ME????”. That was the bomb that nearly killed my leadership career, just as it was just getting started.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Aladdin

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I can show you the world Shining, shimmering splendid Tell me, princess, now when did You last let your heart decide? These lyrics defined a generation much like “Do you want to build a snowman? Or ride our bike around the halls?

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Stop Getting the Wrong Things Done

Leading Blog

T HERE IS a counterintuitive mindset behind Michael Hyatt’s productivity system. Productivity is not about doing more faster. Rather it’s about achieving more by doing less as a result of focusing on getting the right things done. It’s about what you are not doing.

The Exciting Leadership Results of Trying Something New

Let's Grow Leaders

When was the last time you tried something new? Last week I did something that scared me. I was trying something new to me – that people in 31% of the world’s countries take for granted. I drove on the left side of the […].

Leadership Irony: To Accomplish More, Do Less

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Sara Canaday: As leaders, we are, by definition, doers. We finish. We deliver. We get results. And we love the feeling of accomplishment that comes with crossing things off our “to-do” lists. The tougher the task, the better we like it.

How To Become A Better Decision Maker

Joseph Lalonde

Decisions are a part of all of our lives. Even our furry companions make decisions. I know Lok, my Vizsla, does. He can choose to listen to my commands. He can choose to obey and be rewarded.

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How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

Great Leaders Ask Questions

Lead Change Blog

“Leadership is not as much about knowing the right answers, as it is about knowing the right questions.” – Bob Tiede. If you were in a rowboat with your team, how many of them would you want to have row? Might your answer be all of them?

How to Hold a Better Mid-Year Performance Review

Let's Grow Leaders

Tempted to skip the mid-year review this year, particularly with your high-performers? Read this first. Mid-Year Performance Reviews are the Half-Time Huddle of Business. Imagine you’re coaching your son’s football team. They’re up by 7. What do you say at half-time?

Four Keys to Leading, Not Just Managing, Change

Kevin Eikenberry

Change is the currency of leadership. Stated another way, if leading change isn’t part of your skillset, you will never be the leader you could be. Yet far more is written about managing change than leading change.

Unethical Thinking Leads To Unethical Leadership

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton As humans, we are flawed thinkers who fall victim to biases and traps. The biases and traps we so easily fall into reshape our thinking in ways that can lead us to make bad decisions.

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5 Step Guide to Personal Development Plans

Great HR leaders are continually looking for new ways to develop their people and build companies that people want to work for. A well-considered Personal Development Plan (PDP) is one huge part of that. Download Paycor's guide today, and learn new tips and best practices to help create effective development plans for your people.

LeadershipNow 140: May 2019 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from May 2019 that you don't want to miss: Leadership and Groundhog Day from @wallybock. Here are some ways to improve retention that are more effective than simplistic employee satisfaction surveys. Bill Buckner: A Man Of Grace from @JohnBaldoni.

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Tips to Fostering and Appreciating Employee Longevity as a Business Woman

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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Your Voice Connects People

Joseph Lalonde

Every leader has a voice. Each voice is unique. That’s what makes it such a crying shame when you and other leaders fail to speak up. You have a unique way of communicating your message.

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The Mistake We Make When Trying To Be Fair

Lead Change Blog

I coached youth baseball for over 15 years, from 5-year-old kids to 14-year-old teenagers, and at least two things were common across all the age groups: 1) the kids always kept score, and 2) they were the first ones to remind me if I wasn’t being fair.

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.

A Creativity Mashup – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

If you’re like most, when you think of “mashup”, you think of music. And while this is one way to look at mashup, today we are looking at it as it relates to creativity and leadership. And we’ll start by using this definition of mashup: Mashup: a mixture of disparate elements.

The Importance of a Clear Diversity Statement in Tech Companies

Women on Business

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The Leaders We Remember

Leadership Freak

Everyone has a lousy leader story. If you’re a lousy leader, you won’t be forgotten. You intentionally recall positive memories, but negative memories come to you uninvited when you wake in the night.… … Continue reading → Leading

Transformational Leadership: 5 Steps to a Brighter Future with Your Team

RapidStart Leadership

He found a creative way to complain about a relationship gone bad, but the words of his song reveal the difference between merely managing people and truly leading them. What did he say?

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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.

America’s Loneliness Epidemic: A Hidden Systemic Risk to Organizations

Michael Lee Stallard

Article Published by SmartBrief Much has been written about America’s loneliness epidemic , including in the workplace. The word “loneliness” in the work context is a misnomer. It doesn’t capture the whole story.

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How To Make Change After The Conference

Lead Change Blog

We’ve all seen and been a part of this: we come back from a workshop, conference, strategic planning session, or other great event excited to make great changes. Great new ideas, lots of energy, and a broader vision have been instilled and you’re ready to effect change. Fast-forward just a few months later: the company has not been affected by those game-changing ideas, and any semblance of the workshop or conference’s impact is gone.

How to Become a Wise Sage

Leadership Freak

A wise sage has failed enough to be humble and succeeded enough to inspire confidence. The birth of a wise sage: You become a wise sage in the dark. There is no sagacity… Continue reading → Leading

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How to Get Your Micromanager Boss to Back Off

Next Level Blog

If dealing with a micromanager for a boss isn’t the number one complaint I hear from high potential leaders, then it’s certainly in the top three. Pretty much every leader I’ve ever coached or spoken to has worked for a micromanager at least once in their career. The question that everyone always asks is a version of, “How do I get my micromanager boss to back off?”. To answer that question, I’ll offer one thing you need to know and three steps you need to take.

The CFO Playbook: How to Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

To increase employee retention, you need to consider more than universal healthcare benefits in your turnover calculation. Discover how investing in the right employee benefits can decrease turnover by 138%.

Think Big! Treating Your Small Business Like One Greater In Stature

Joseph Lalonde

As far as the art of self-development is concerned, you won’t learn more than when you run a business. Regardless of how prepared you are, there are things that will always take you by surprise.

7 Small Things Leaders Can Do That Will Go a Long Way

Lead from Within

Most successful leaders spend their time thinking about strategy and technology and processes. And those things are important, of course, but it can be easy to forget that sometimes it’s the smallest gestures that have the biggest impact.

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My One Word of Advice – V3.1

Leadership Freak

The wise seek advice, but fools stand aloof. 5 principles for successful advice-giving: Rush to ask questions, not give answers. Explain the problem you’re solving before solving it.

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The Best Leadership Culture

Let's Grow Leaders

You hear so much about the power of culture – so what is culture exactly? How do you get the power of culture working for you and your organization? This episode starts with a question from a listener and addresses his […].

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.