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.

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.

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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Daily Gratitude

Lead Change Blog

Gratitude is about attitude. It is the mindset you wake up with every morning and it guides your outlook on the world. I make a conscious effort to be positive and thankful for what I have. Gratitude is a conscious choice. It doesn’t just happen. You have to think and act on it. You have to take stock of your life and appreciate all the wonderful things in it. The alternative is to focus on what is not going right, which produces a gloomy outlook and attitude.

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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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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.

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?

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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?

Tips to Fostering and Appreciating Employee Longevity as a Business Woman

Women on Business

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Your Smile Is Your Logo.

Rich Gee Group

“Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark.” — Jay Danzie Too often, we tend to hide our real connecting abilities with brochures, pamphlets, websites, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and a myriad of other distractions. Not that they are BAD per se, but they sometimes get in the way of what REALLY counts. SMILE: When you first meet someone, do you project a REAL smile?

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.

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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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.

The Importance of a Clear Diversity Statement in Tech Companies

Women on Business

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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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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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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.

What To Consider When Moving To A Home Office

Strategy Driven

There are many appealing reasons to work from home when you run a business, and just because you initially chose to run the business from an office elsewhere, that doesn’t mean that you can’t come home if you want to.

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.

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.

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 […].

3 Surprising Ways Small Businesses Waste Money

Strategy Driven

When you are new to the business world, mistakes are an unavoidable element of your learning curve. You are still in the process of defining how to become a leader, how to run a company, or simply how to share your business ideas in a way that appeals to investors.

A Leadership Masterclass for You

Kevin Eikenberry

Developing leaders is one of the continual and vexing problems that organizations face. They know that better leaders can drive results, but they haven’t found the key to making organizational leadership development work.

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

Online Real Time Monitoring of Buildings and Infrastructures

Women on Business

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Signs You’re In The Wrong Job

Strategy Driven

It happens to all of us from time to time: you wake up one day to find that you are suddenly in the wrong job, and maybe have been for a long time. It is always disconcerting when that happens, and can actually be extremely worrying if you feel stuck and you don’t know what to do.