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Pause to Lead Better

Skip Prichard

Power of the Pause. In today’s fast-paced, frenetic world, leaders must rediscover a forgotten competency that can improve performance, strengthen relationships, and reduce stress. Charles Fred shares the power of the pause in his book, The 24 Hour Rule.

Mrs. McKinley & the Quest for Excellence

Lead Change Blog

My first lesson in the quest for excellence came in the 3rd grade. At the end of 2nd grade, we all found out who our teachers would be for the next year. I drew Mrs. McKinley. She was the tough one. I fretted about that all summer long. My mother said that she was sure Mrs. McKinley would be nice. But “everybody” at school knew that Mrs. McKinley was the tough one. The first day of school proved “everybody” was right. Each class had a designated spot in the school yard, where we were to gather.

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How To Remain a Balanced Leader

N2Growth Blog

Most high-performing leaders concern themselves with that which other people value most and if they do it well those leaders usually climb the corporate ladder fast.

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A Reminder in Leading People – The Speed of Change is Relative

Ron Edmondson

This is a reminder to leaders who are attempting to lead change. If you miss this one principle you can greatly damage the effectiveness of change or even your reputation as a leader in the change. It’s simple, but it is powerful. Here it is: The speed of change is always relative. See, I told you – simple. No rocket science here, but you must understand this when leading people through a change process.

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 Leadership Qualities

Career Advancement

“Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.” Vince Lombardi.

Don’t Let Limited Perspective Destroy Your Team

Let's Grow Leaders

Limited perspective traps leaders and drives apart teams Recently, I’ve watched an organization of passionate and caring people disintegrate. The limited perspective of leaders and team members has frustrated communication and problem solving. They’ve devolved into camps of us vs them. It […].

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Speak to Help, Not to Hurt

Lead Change Blog

I almost spoke but didn’t—and was glad of it. My words weren’t helpful, noble, or persuasive. Only critical. As Dale Carnegie once said, any fool can criticize. I didn’t want to be another fool; several others were already present. Serving up one-and-done criticism is the easy stuff of fools. Criticism delivered from a detached distance and couple with a lack of concern for those who may be hurt, belittled, or marginalized is safe and effortless.

It’s the Manager: Moving from Boss to Coach

Leading Blog

N OT SURPRISINGLY, a Gallup World Poll found that the great global dream is to have a good job with mission, purpose, and at a living wage. But the vast majority—85%—hate their jobs.

The Complexity of Ethical Thinking and Decision Making (Part 3)

Leading in Context

Embracing Complexity is Part of Leadership Complexity has become a way of life. To make ethical decisions, we must embrace it and incorporate it into our thinking process. That means digging in to issues until we understand their multiple dimensions, connections and contradictions.

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5 Powerful Benefits Of Becoming A More Confident Leader

Joseph Lalonde

EVERY person is a leader in some capacity or context: in your family, in situations at work or school, in your community… in virtually every sphere of life. That is because, in the famous words of leadership guru John C. Maxwell, leadership is about one life influencing another. We ALL do that.

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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.

Tips for Navigating Through a Job Transition

Lead Change Blog

In recent months, I have coached a couple of individuals as they each transitioned to a new role in a different organization. While they are exceptionally good at what they do and have been picked up by the organizations because of their subject matter expertise, the individuals needed help in coping with their anxiety about the new job. In the transition phase, the feeling of anxiety and uncertainty is normal. One has to learn new rules of engagement.

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The Ice Cream Question – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

In a daily email that I send, I asked everyone to send me their favorite ice cream flavors. And I learned A LOT about ice cream – particularly that there are lots of flavors, people LOVE ice cream and they are very particular about what and why they like it. But I also learned a […].

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How Humility Serves You Well

Leadership Freak

I sent the following text message to a leader I’m mentoring. He’s scheduled for a job interview and I thought I’d give him something to think about. “I I wonder what humility looks like… Continue reading → Humility Growth Leadership Development leadership journey leadership success

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Team Foxcatcher

Joseph Lalonde

Team Foxcatcher is a Netflix original documentary. This film documents the rise and fall of Team Foxcatcher as the founder, John du Pont, descends into madness.

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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.

How To Develop Yourself As A Transformational Leader

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Nancy Chavira. Transformational leadership is an innovative way of leading others within a company. It’s different to other forms of leadership in that it encourages self-growth, ultimately for the betterment of the business.

The Two Sources of Workplace Toxicity – and How You Can Address Them

Kevin Eikenberry

The levels of workplace toxicity vary greatly from a mild irritant to a deadly cancer that threatens organizational success. The concern about workplace toxicity has never been greater, yet as it becomes more prevalent, people tend to accept it as normal.

How to Navigate Weakness on Your Team

Leadership Freak

It’s not the work; it’s the people that drive you crazy. Love and hate at work: You love working with the people on your team.

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Company Asset Management

Lead Change Blog

For small and large businesses to thrive, they must have inventory. Also, they need long-term investment that is used to produce income. Computers, tools of the trade, vehicles, and buildings are the best examples of fixed assets. In a nutshell, a fixed asset is anything that a company buys intending to use for more than one year. The challenge that most companies encounter is in deciding what to do when it is time to get rid of assets. Reasons a Company Might Need to Get Rid of Assets.

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.

How to Hold a Team Mastermind Problem Solving Meeting

Let's Grow Leaders

Nothing beats a great mastermind group to challenge your thinking, spark new ideas, and help you grow. Most of the time, we think of these mastermind groups as people from different organizations with similar levels of ambition and experience who meet to […].

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How you can encourage creativity in your team

Aspire-CS

Creativity makes your business go ‘round! As a leader it’s important to encourage your team and others around you to innovate. Despite those who claim they aren’t creative, its one of those things called “latent potential” that can be coaxed out of almost anyone.

How to Ignite Fire in Others

Leadership Freak

We spent time on the Maine coast in a rustic cabin this summer. Even though it was July, one morning was cool enough to start a fire. Actually, I attempted to start a… Continue reading → energy Passion Leadership Leadership Development

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The Beauty Of Silence

Joseph Lalonde

I’ve found myself bombarded by constant noise. From podcasts to audiobooks to music… My life constantly has background noise. I don’t mind the noise. I love hearing the melodic music or learning in automobile university.

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Why Training and Development = Success All Round

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Royston Guest: Growing and developing is a two-way partnership between the individual and the business. I think of it as a ‘soft contract’, the rules of engagement for how both parties can achieve maximum value from the relationship.

Your One-Stop Shop for New Leaders

Kevin Eikenberry

Every organization of any size needs to address how they will prepare and support their new and front-line leaders. Some have solid strategies, some do something, but far too many take a “hope and pray” approach.

Creating a Moment of Enlightenment that Energizes and Liberates

Leadership Freak

Some people just don’t get it. You’re trying to help someone see the light, but nothing changes.

Culture Is Your Job

Engaging Leader

Culture eats strategy for breakfast. Attributed to the late Peter Drucker; popularized in 2006 by Mark Fields, former CEO of Ford A mid-level professional gave a presentation to a group of vice-presidents of the company where he works. He sprinkled in some of his trademark humor, which usually gets a positive response from […]. Blog Culture

Why collaborative leaders will always win

Strategy Driven

Collaboration is the biggest buzzword in business right now. Along with company culture , it is the zeitgeist of the modern business landscape.

How the cloud is reshaping small business productivity

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Shyamal Parikh According to a research by Cisco, cloud data centers will process 94% of workloads by 2021. Businesses are changing the way they work.

How to Survive and Thrive in Imperfect Organizations

Leadership Freak

You’re surrounded by imperfection. Everyone has a handful of strengths and a bucketful of weaknesses. If strengths smelled like warm cookies and weaknesses smelled like wet dog, everyone would stink.

8 Tips for Women Who Want to Break Into Tech without Experience

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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If You’re Only Transmitting You’re Not Influencing

Next Level Blog

As I’ve written here before , effective leadership communications involves two distinct activities – transmitting and receiving. You can think of it like a two-way radio or a smartphone. They only work when they both transmit and receive. For your leadership communications to be inspirational and influential, you need to do both as well. Too many people in leadership roles overemphasize the transmission and underemphasize the reception.

Stop The Late-Night Emails

LDRLB

There was a time, many many years ago, when taking our work home with us was a clear sign that we were overwhelmed. It wasn’t a badge of honor, but rather a label that you couldn’t get all your work done at work.

Best Countries For Entrepreneurship, 2019

CEO Insider

As the home of Silicon Valley and global success stories from Google to Apple, the United States tops the global ranking of the best countries to be an entrepreneur.