Sat.May 11, 2019 - Fri.May 17, 2019

The Painful Truth About Procrastination

Kevin Eikenberry

Procrastination. If you were to tell me you’ve never done it, I would question other things you say too. Granted, not everyone procrastinates in the same way or to the same degree. Yet procrastination is something everyone does.

Baldheaded Leadership

Lead Change Blog

She was the chief operating officer of a large company, and this was the leadership conference for her company. I was there as a keynote speaker, and her “message to the troops” came right before my closing remarks. She had been going through chemotherapy for breast cancer and was utterly bald. no wig and no hat. She stood before this large group of followers entirely without pretense, embarrassment, or reserve. And she was incredibly compelling.

The Three Types of Workplace Courage

Leading Blog

C OURAGE IS THE FIRST VIRTUE of organizational performance. Consider, for example, all the other concepts that courage connects to in workplace settings. Leadership takes courage because it requires making bold decisions that some people won’t agree with or support.

10 Exceptional Strategies For Extraordinary Executives

N2Growth Blog

Most extraordinary executives would agree that business practices evolve over time, and our experiences turn into knowledge. My such experience has inspired this article, 10 exceptional strategies for extraordinary executives. As a coach, my goal is always to see my client succeed.

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.

The Unspoken Role of Confidence in Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Karen J. Hewitt: Leadership is one of the most regularly used words in the world of business, and arguably one of the most important. But what does it really mean, and is it delivering what it promises in organisations?

The Art of Servant Leadership

Lead Change Blog

By integrating the servant-led paradigm into their inner lives and professional thinking, today’s leaders can revolutionize heartless corporate strategies that reward the few at the expense of the many.

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The Long and Short of an Effective Employee Development Program

Women on Business

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One Huge Leadership Secret to Get Innovative Ideas You Need

Let's Grow Leaders

Get innovative ideas by asking for what you need. They’re just not thinking about the things that make a difference. I keep getting ideas about how to arrange the office when we’ve got big issues to deal with–like how we keep our […].

Hitting Workplace Conflict Head-on

Lead Change Blog

“For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interactions, conflict, argument, debate.” — Margaret Heffernan. Do you remember the last time you avoided getting into an argument with your boss or your coworker? You were probably trying to maintain harmony and relationship. That is what many of us do when we try to avoid conflict. VitalSmarts’ research reveals that employees waste an average of $1500 and an 8-hour workday for every crucial conversation that they avoid.

The Benefits Of Speaking Up

Joseph Lalonde

The Speak Up! Series. There you sit. Your head is down and you’re not offering your opinion. You’re quiet and waiting for the meeting to be over. You have this nagging feeling you should speak up. You believe you have something to offer. Yet, you just can’t speak up.

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.

How Big Is It? Measuring the Impact of Change

Women on Business

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Fear Factor: The Biggest Reason Managers Lead With Fear

Let's Grow Leaders

Most leaders know better. Leading with fear and intimidation is so old school. So why do so many managers slip back into destructive behaviors? Mark’s Story Mark, a senior executive at a Fortune 50, slams his fist on his desk as he […].

Nolan Bushnell’s Two Simple Rules

Lead Change Blog

There are a lot of stories about Nolan Bushnell. He was the electrical engineer who invented the game “pong” and founded Atari. For a while there in the 1970’s, Nolan Bushnell could do no wrong. Nolan would sit around the living room with his friends and come up with ideas of all kinds. Two of the ideas resulted in Atari and the video game “Pong.” They’re why Bushnell is in the Video Game Hall of Fame and why Newsweek named him “one of the 50 men who changed America.”.

The Danger of Expertise – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

We spend most of our lives trying to learn and know as much as we can. It’s ingrained in us that the more we know, the better off we are. And while there’s no question that knowledge truly is power, sometimes…as leaders…there is danger in expertise.

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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.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Pokemon: Detective Pikachu

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I have fond memories of Pokemon. From the original cartoon to the trading card game to the video games (Pokemon Red and Blue for the original Nintendo Gameboy). I spent countless hours consuming the content of Pokemon and trying to catch them all in the video games.

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4 Self-Limiting Statements You Must Stop Saying Today

Leadership Freak

Stop saying, “I didn’t have time.” Everyone has enough time. Refusing to accept reality is belligerent insanity. Two reasons you say, “I didn’t have enough time.”: ”: You over-estimate your talent and abilities.…

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Decision-Making and Problem Solving: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival! This month, our contributors share their thoughts about decision-making and problem-solving (and several weighed in on the choice between coffee and tea.) Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and […]. The post Decision-Making and Problem Solving: A Frontline Festival appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Frontline Festival Winning Well decision making problem solving team

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Global Ethics: TMP Challenge 15

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher ThorntonI participate in a global think tank called The Milennium Project (TMP). As an invited reviewer, my focus is on Global Challenge 15: Global Ethics.

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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.

Stop Holding Your Tongue

Joseph Lalonde

The Speak Up! Series. There’s a time and a place to hold your tongue. You and I both know this. But we frequently hold our tongue much more than we need to. We have great ideas. They are life-changing or organizational changing ideas. And we hold onto these ideas without speaking up.

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Dear Dan: My Boss Says People are Afraid of Me

Leadership Freak

Dear Dan, My superintendent told me I’m not getting the position. He said, “You have great ideas, but take it slow. And he repeated, “Take it slow. Don’t rush anyone. I like your… Continue reading → Dear Dan Feedback Personal Growth Leadership Development leadership success

How to Attract the Best Talent by Using SEO

Lead Change Blog

Are you a tech-savvy human resource manager? You must have heard about search engine optimisation. However, you might have assumed that it isn’t relevant to you as a recruiter. But the truth is that SEO is critical for the success of any modern business—and that includes recruiting and HR marketing firms. By creating valuable web content with SEO best practices in mind, you stand a good chance of attracting top talent whenever you post job openings.

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Why You Should Stop Leading Through Fear 

Lead from Within

Confident leaders generally let their people do what they were hired to do. They don’t feel the need to watch them like a hawk, micromanage them in their tasks, track every move they make, or enact rules or policies that make them feel constrained and under surveillance.

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.

A Surprising Example Of Why You Don’t Need A Title To Effectively Lead Others

Tanveer Naseer

If I were to ask you to think of a leader in today’s organizations, I’m sure many of you will think of people who carry titles like CEO, President, Director, Vice-President and so forth. Of course, the simple truth of the matter is one doesn’t need a title to be. Click to continue reading. Leadership Recent Posts authority collaboration focus leadership opportunities

Questions that Fuel Energy when Your Tank is Low

Leadership Freak

Two people face the same challenge. One rises and thrives. One stumbles and flounders. The difference is motivational energy. You are responsible to manage your energy.

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Do The Impossible — The Country Club Technique.

Rich Gee Group

Successful businesses and careers are a lot about making tough things happen. We get caught up in the inertia of our fears and are afraid of making a mistake. One exercise we use with our clients centers around a 'country club event'. Here's the scenario.

Building A Successful Startup

Joseph Lalonde

Starting your own business in today’s economic climate is tough. Although you may hear tall tales about new entrepreneurs earning millions and retiring at 35, the truth is that making a new company is hard and time-consuming work.

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%.

The Making of a Manager: What to Do When Everyone Looks to You

Kevin Eikenberry

Chances are you are manager or anticipate becoming one. If you are a new manager, you know the challenges associated with it. If you have been through it, you remember. Imagine sitting next to someone who has been there and done it in high-tech environments.

Forget About Silencing Your Inner Critic

Leadership Freak

Your inner critic’s voice is louder and more believable than external voices. Others compliment you, but you know you’re a fraud. Forget about silencing your inner accuser.

Conquering Leadership Misconceptions – Interview with Rich Berens

Let's Grow Leaders

Don’t allow outdated practices to keep you from motivating and engaging your people. In this interview with Rich Berens, CEO of Root Inc., we explore practical ways you can overcome common leadership blind spots. How do you maintain firm standards for […]. The post Conquering Leadership Misconceptions – Interview with Rich Berens appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Don’t allow outdated practices to keep you from motivating and engaging your people.

Professionalize Your Business Today With These Sensational Hacks

Joseph Lalonde

When you are looking to get the best level of success for your business, you need to understand how to be as professional as possible at all times. The perception of your company and the way it comes across is so important with regards to improving your business and the way it comes across.

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.