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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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 Long and Short of an Effective Employee Development Program

Women on Business

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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.

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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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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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.”.

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 […].

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.

How Big Is It? Measuring the Impact of Change

Women on Business

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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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The Importance of Business Intelligence Software and Why It’s Integral for Business Success

Strategy Driven

In the digital-first, customer-centric world we live in today, managers and business owners must deal with information overload. That is the reason why they are always looking for ways to derive greater intelligence, control, and understanding from their data.

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 […].

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.

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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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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Making Noise: 3 Tips for Better Leading in a Noisy World

RapidStart Leadership

“Are we making progress, or just making noise?” Mark Twain has said a lot of funny and interesting things, but do you know what he said about chickens and eggs? Or how his comment applies to good leadership? Stick around and I’ll tell you in this edition of “Lines for … Making Noise: 3 Tips for Better Leading in a Noisy World Read More ». The post Making Noise: 3 Tips for Better Leading in a Noisy World appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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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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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.

Have You Strategised How Productive Your Business Is? Time To Focus

Strategy Driven

When you start a business, no one can really prepare you for the steps that you may need to take. It can consume you in those early days, and you may put all of your efforts into it. But as your business progresses you find that you spin too many plates and are not able to focus on the priorities.

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

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.

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.

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.

5 Effective Strategies for General Contractors to Cut Costs

Strategy Driven

Contractors need to devise ways to cut costs in order to remain profitable. With increased competition, the need to cut costs has become important now more than ever. Eliminating people is not the right way to cut costs. This will only stifle the ability of your firm to make a profit.

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How to Speak for Your Work

Next Level Blog

A lot of us grew up with the idea that if you just do good work, it will speak for itself. That’s not true in large organizations full of busy people all focused on their own agendas. If you’re a leader in that kind of place, the work doesn’t speak for itself; you have to speak for the work. How do you do that without coming off as an annoying braggart? There are seven questions you need to answer when you speak for the work: What is the work?

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Tony’s 3 Minutes on TEDx

Tony Mayo

Tony Mayo Executive Coach. Watch my three-minute talk for TEDx Tysons on why so many jobs stink –and what you can do about it. TRANSCRIPT: We live in America, “the land of the free and the home of the brave,” yet we meekly surrender our freedom at work. I know, “We call it ‘work’ because ‘play’ means something else.” ” […]. The post Tony’s 3 Minutes on TEDx appeared first on Tony Mayo.

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Improve Business Organization In 4 Steps (And Why You Need To!)

Joseph Lalonde

All entrepreneurs need to concern themselves with the organization of their business. This refers to how everything is taken care of with regards to how well you keep things under control. How are you organizing your data? How are you organizing your workplace?

5 Tactics For Maximizing Business Productivity

Strategy Driven

Disaster! That is what happens when a business is unproductive. This is because whatever product or service your business outputs takes money to create. Therefore, if you are doing this in an inefficiently, it will be costing you money, the very lifeblood of your company.