Sat.May 18, 2019 - Fri.May 24, 2019

Is it a Strength or a Weakness?

Kevin Eikenberry

There is much talk about strengths and how we should play to them. The wisdom is learn about your strengths, and once you know them and use them, you will become more effective. This is a fine approach, and while I agree with it in general, there is a problem. A problem that might be […].

What Lies Behind Our Fear?

Lead Change Blog

One thing I’ve learned about rescue dogs—they come with a lot of baggage. Not unlike every single one of us reading this blog. Since I’ve adopted Louie over five years ago, one thing remains constant: fear is his one of his top issues.

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The Damage To Your Reputation From Not Speaking Up

Joseph Lalonde

The Speak Up! Series. By not speaking up, you’re sending a crystal clear message to those you’re leading and those you’re influencing. You’re sending a message that your voice doesn’t matter. This may seem crazy to you but it is true.

Sage Advice For The First-Time Leader

Terry Starbucker

Dear First-Time Leader: Congratulations! You’ve just been given a fantastic opportunity. But before you dive in, I’d like to pass along a little sage advice. I remember my first day as a leader, 35 years ago.

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9 Ways to Manage Costs and Prepare for Future Growth

SMB leaders are working day and night to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Successfully managing it requires the CFO and HR leader to make complex decisions quickly, without rushing into an uncoordinated response. Foremost among these decisions will be cost containment. The way organizations manage costs now will determine how well they perform during and after COVID-19. Download our guide and start preparing for the future today.

Uncomfortable Learning

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher ThorntonI'm generally a fan of uncomfortable learning. I believe that "uncomfortable" is sometimes a necessary part of the natural processes of learning and growth.

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The Journey of Servant Leadership: Iron Sharpens Iron

N2Growth Blog

Each day I reflecting upon the journey of servant leadership , what I now define as “relational leadership”. Although I certainly do not intend to make this a post with any religious overtones, I’ve found the bible has an amazing quote that shapes my thinking on this topic.

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Dear Human, Master Your Emotions

Lead Change Blog

Did you know the power to change our world exists within all of us? What if you could learn how to be the best version of yourself every day? Clearly, that’s hard to do when faced with so many daily demands, conflicts, and challenges. For most people, emotions like stress, anger, frustration, anxiety, and disappointment are an exhausting daily struggle. That makes it tough to consistently be the leader, parent, mate, colleague, friend, and person you truly want to be.

How to Bootstrap Your Digital Marketing for Practically Nothing

Women on Business

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One Surprising Secret to Being Respected as an Expert

Let's Grow Leaders

I was having dinner with a group of senior leaders after a strategic executive offsite. So naturally, the conversation turned to… octopus hunting. Apparently, Carlos, the senior leader sitting across from me was an expert. He described his technique in intricate detail. […].

How Leaders Can Make Organizational Values Actionable To Drive Purpose-Led Work

Tanveer Naseer

These days there’s a lot of focus on organizational culture in terms of its ability to attract and retain employees in today’s shrinking labour market.

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.

You Need a Transformational Business Coach

Lead Change Blog

We live in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world. Today, as cycles of technology, market conditions, and competitive environments continue to accelerate, responding in an agile and flexible fashion to that world requires clarity, more than ever before. However, how do you get better in the face of increasing complexity? I would suggest that focusing on how good you are going to be is what matters.

10 Questions Leaders Must Answer When Making Big Decisions

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Greg Bustin : Leaders are in the decision-making business. Some of your decisions are bigger than others, and so to be considered successful on your terms as well as the terms of others means you must make more good decisions than bad decisions when the stakes are highest.

3 Things that Will Make You the Top Franchise in Your Brand

Women on Business

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The Anatomy of Encouragement for Leaders

Leadership Freak

Everyone needs encouragement, eventually. Encouragement feels like someone sat beside you and grabbed an oar. #1. Encouragement thrives with connection. Encouragement from a distance is better than no encouragement.

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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.

3 Lessons From Emerging Leaders On The Power of Differing Perspectives

Lead Change Blog

Great leaders are those people that can view any situation through multiple lenses, and so find different perspectives that can yield different results. I’m sure many of you will be familiar with the three positions of perspective. This is an NLP phenomenon that, in essence, states that there at least three viewpoints through which you can look at any situation. The three perspectives are through the lenses of: Self. The Other Person. The Observer.

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How to Prevent Training From Wasting Time and Money

Let's Grow Leaders

A Manager’s Guide to Reinforcing Training When People Get Back to Work Your employees go to training. Hopefully, they come back fired up and excited about what they’ve learned and what they can do with it. Two weeks later though, they’re back […].

How Closely Are You Looking? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Have you ever noticed that how closely you look at something determines what you see? As leaders, it’s really important that we look closely so that we can really understand what’s going on in our team, in our organization and in our jobs.

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4 Principles that Enable Effective Feedback and High Performance

Leadership Freak

Gallup found that only 26% of employees strongly agree that the feedback they receive helps them do better work. 37% of managers don’t give positive feedback. Zenger/Folkman) Feedback principle #1. People prefer affirmation to… Continue reading → Coaching Feedback

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.

Types of Tech Your Business Can Utilize For Success

Joseph Lalonde

The world we live in is shaped dramatically by technology. In the last decade or so, everything from the way we work to the way we socialize has been impacted by the latest gadgets.

Leadership styles for directing small teams

Lead on Purpose

Leadership differs depending on the size of the group you’re leading. For most product managers, the people they lead work on different teams and the individuals they need to influence don’t report to them.

Individual Plans vs. Employer Health Insurance

Women on Business

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Image Building is Fear Driven

Leadership Freak

You can’t enjoy leading and constantly worry about what people think of you. Would it really be a tragedy if people caught a glimpse of the real you?

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.

Benefits of Hiring a Professional Keynote Speaker

Career Advancement

“The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.”. Ray Kroc. Easton Asks: I want to hire a great professional keynote speaker for an event I’m helping to plan. However, I don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for a feel-good speech that doesn’t deliver results.

Run The Mile You’re In

Joseph Lalonde

A Book Review And Application Of Ryan Hall's Book Run The Mile You're In. Playing the comparison game is an easy thing to do. We see other leaders, bloggers, and thought giants running alongside us and we believe we should be where they are. Looking at what everyone else is doing, we take our eyes off of what we were meant to do. This wrong focus takes us off course. We […] The post Run The Mile You’re In appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

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To Succeed, You Have To Hustle.

Rich Gee Group

Are You A Pilot Or Passenger In Your Career? Today, we easily live better than our ancestors. Greater life expectancy, better health standards, more variety of food/experiences and more opportunities than ever before. You can try new vocations or start your own business for a lot less money and effort than it took even 20 years ago. If you fail, you can reset, reclaim your position and start moving up the ladder again (albeit with hard work).

The Answer to Boredom isn’t Variety

Leadership Freak

Everyday Phil wakes up it’s February 2 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania – Groundhog Day. That’s what happens to Phil Connors (Bill Murray) in the comedy classic, Groundhog Day.

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.

15 Quotes by Mary Parker Follett – Guidance for Today’s World

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

These 15 quotes by Mary Parker Follett "the mother of modern management" each stand alone but together point the way to creating a world that benefits all. The post 15 Quotes by Mary Parker Follett – Guidance for Today’s World appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Attitudes and Mindset Leadership leadership quotes Mary Parker Follett

13 Tips for Finding Success In the Business World

Joseph Lalonde

There’s no such thing as guaranteed success, especially in the business world. The best that you can do is to do the things that’ll make success easier to come by. It’s about putting all the pieces in the right place, so that you’re able to take advantage of opportunities as and when they arrive.

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7 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Leadership Coach 

Lead from Within

People often wonder if they need a leadership coach. My answer is always yes. If you want to achieve great things, you can only do so much on your own. Whatever your abilities and circumstances, it takes support and guidance to get the most out of them.

Choosing Courage Over Comfort

Leadership Freak

NEW BOOK GIVEAWAY! Leave a comment on this guest post by Pamela McLean, PhD to become eligible to win one of twenty complimentary copies of, “Self as Coach, Self as Leader.” Deadline is 5/26/2019)… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Coaching Courage Leadership Development

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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.