Sat.Dec 21, 2019 - Fri.Dec 27, 2019

How Good Leadership Can Impact Employees’ Innovative Behavior

Leading Blog

There’s increasing pressure on organizations to be more competitive, and leaders need to have the right skills to influence employees’ innovative behavior. G OOD LEADERSHIP is an important element in the success of any organization.

What’s Your Leadership AQ?

Lead Change Blog

I’m sure you’ve heard of the terms Emotional Quotient (EQ) and Intelligence Quotient (IQ); but few people have heard of Adaptability Quotient (AQ), especially as it relates to leadership. AQ is defined as “the ability to adjust course, product, service, and strategy in response to unanticipated changes in the market”— and indeed, the Harvard Business Review characterised it as “the new competitive advantage.”

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Three Ways to Improve Retention on Your Team

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Hilary Grosskopf : Managing a team can sometimes feels more like managing a revolving door. When retention is poor, leaders spend valuable time interviewing and training rather than making progress.

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You Might Want to Work on Your Delivery

Lead Change Blog

Now is the time of year when packages are delivered to homes all over the world. Children eagerly anticipate Santa delivering a bag full of toys and envision them nestled under a warm glowing tree. But that is not the kind of delivery I am talking about. I’ve shared with many audiences, and in my writings, how Louie behaves when anyone enters my home—he’s not very nice. In the six years I’ve had him, he has never experienced someone coming to the door and creating havoc of any kind.

HR Benchmark Report: How to Recruit, Coach & Develop Teams

Do you really want a team of all-stars? Instead of trying to hire all Type A high performers, research shows it’s much more effective to hire a mix of personalities. In this report, Paycor will explain why and how to go about assembling, coaching, and developing effective teams at work.

The Leader’s Role in Accelerating Strategy Execution

Art Petty

The role of top leaders in guiding strategy creation is well documented. Less understood is that once the strategy is formed and shared, the leader’s actions must focus on minimizing organizational friction—the processes, cultural nuances, and political and personal impediments that threaten the organization’s speed-of-execution. The post The Leader’s Role in Accelerating Strategy Execution appeared first on Management Excellence by Art Petty.

Why Do The Best Leaders Downplay Pressure

Lead from Within

All leaders feel pressure. You may experience it by just showing up at work, by sitting in a million meetings a day, by feeling that you’re constantly in problem-solving mode, by juggling the day-to-day demands of management.

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Team Leader as Team Coach

Leading Blog

T EAMS HAVE PERSONALITIES. You know this from your own experience. Teams go through mood changes. No doubt you’ve felt it after a great team success or alternatively, the gloom and doom when things do not go as planned. It’s a team experience. It’s in the air.

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Three Questions that Invent the Future and Defeat Stagnation

Leadership Freak

The future is invented by what you do today, not by what you plan to do tomorrow. Three questions that invent the future: #1. What do you need to stop? If your life… Continue reading → Change Delegation Leading Purpose Success

How to Deal with Details for Leaders Who Hate Details

Leadership Freak

Wrapping gifts sucks the life out of me. Before I wrap, I dread it. While I wrap, I hate it. All I think about is being done with it. The details drain me.… … Continue reading → Accountability Curiosity Delegation Marks of leaders Leadership Development organizational success

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How To Make Your People Feel Special.

Rich Gee Group

One of my favorite stories this year is A Christmas Carol, By Charles Dickens — and my favorite part is the end: But he was early at the office next morning. Oh, he was early there. If he could only be there first, and catch Bob Cratchit coming late! That was the thing he had set his heart upon.

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3 Reasons to Invest in a Learning Culture: RECRUIT, RETAIN, ENGAGE

One of the least explored and most effective ways to drive recruiting, retention, and overall employee engagement is to establish a learning culture. If this is an area where you need help (or if you could just use a refresher) let Paycor walk you through actionable tips and insights on how you can develop the learning culture that works best for your business.

9 Lessons from Henry Ford’s $5 Day Decision

Leading Blog

Any decision you make isn’t worth a tinker’s damn until you have formed the habit of making it and keeping it. Henry Ford. I MAGINE that this is your situation: Your young company is a raging success.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise Of Skywalker

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. This weekend saw the ninth main entry in the original Star Wars movie series. Having spanned more than 40 years, The Rise Of Skywalker closed the book (supposedly) on the story of the Skywalkers.

Five Change Leadership Practices for the Next Decade

Lead Change Blog

As we move towards a new decade, my mind turns to the leadership practices needed to make transformational change a reality. These are my observations. Intent. At the heart of the first leadership practice lies the notion of intent. In seeking transformational change, what is your strategic intent ? Do you measure and deliver what matters to your customers?

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The Power of Adapting

Leadership Freak

You might like to think that humankind should adapt to God, but Christmas is God adapting to humankind. Adapting overcomes distance and allows connection. Mutual adapting: Relationship requires mutual adapting. Teams thrive when… Continue reading → Marks of leaders

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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.

A Message About Gifts

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton It has been a challenging year. This week I reflect on the progress being made (that may not show up in the news headlines) and how we can use our gifts in pursuit of good.

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How To Be Grateful When Difficulties Come Your Way

Joseph Lalonde

Earlier this year, I had a really rough day. It didn’t start that way but it sure ended that way. Pam and I had returned the day prior from our vacation to St. Ignace, Michigan. We’d spent a wonderful week exploring the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and spending valuable time together.

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The Comparison Trap – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Today I’m sharing a lesson about the dangers of comparisons.

How to Honor Strength and Celebrate Progress

Leadership Freak

Celebration establishes, builds, and reinforces positive culture. A clap does more good than a slap. If you don’t like what you see, start celebrating the things you want to see. The more you… Continue reading → Gratitude Motivation Leadership Development organizational success

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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.

Asking Smart Questions Changes Everything

Tanveer Naseer

We live in a time when accountability is often sidelined. When it is, there can be disastrous consequences in government, in politics, in the media, and in business.

The Best Way to Change a Toxic Culture

Lead from Within

The best way to change a toxic culture is to remove the toxic leader.

Questions a Good Listener Asks

Kevin Eikenberry

One of the ways we can tell someone is listening to us is that they are asking questions along the way. The right questions are more than a clue to the speaker, they help the listener ensure they are receiving and understand the intended message.

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Christmas, Deadlines, and Procrastination

Leadership Freak

Christmas is a deadline that can’t be postponed. 4 benefits of deadlines: Focus. Urgency. Decisiveness. Action. Deadlines don’t work when goals don’t capture hearts and minds.

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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.

Looking back at 2019


On Transitions – Outside and Within. Life is all about transitions, big and small. Everything within and around us is in a constant state of flux, but we only see the changes that are explicit. Internal transitions precede external transitions in life and careers.

Lessons and Quotes from the Most Watched Christmas Movies

Skip Prichard

Life Lessons from the Classics. This time of year, many people are busy with the holidays. Our traditions are wrapped in our family history, our religion, our culture. No matter your background or practice, you likely will find yourself watching at least one classic Christmas movie.

Never Say These Four Words To A Customer

Eric Jacobson

Author Harvey MacKay wrote the following spot-on advice years ago in a column in the Kansas City Business Journal.

To Outsource IT Services or Not? 8 Reasons a Business Should Outsource IT

Strategy Driven

Outsourcing has become a standard part of business today. If you’re looking for a function to start with, there’s no better option than IT. It’s the most commonly outsourced position in the business world.

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.

7 Gifts Every Leader Deserves This Christmas

Leading with Trust

Santa is making his list and checking it twice. He’s going to find out which leaders have been naughty or nice. Actually, I think any person willing to step into a position of leading and managing others deserves whatever he/she wants for Christmas!

When Your Boss is On the Naughty List

Let's Grow Leaders

One of our most popular holiday posts is this look at Santa’s poor leadership in the classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer TV Special. Fortunately, Santa learns how to recognize and encourage talent. But what do you do your boss is the one […].

Your Consulting Firm’s Most Important Gifts

David A Fields

Millions of people give gifts on the day of this article’s publication. Forget the millions of people, though. You know who’s really interesting?

Ways To Create A Harmonious Workplace

Strategy Driven

Nobody wants to come to work to be unhappy. More importantly, when you consider how much time your employees actually spend in the workplace, you can appreciate the need to need for your team to be happy at work.

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.