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People Aren’t One Dimensional

Kevin Eikenberry

Human beings are messy and amazing. We are multi-faceted, complex, ever-changing, and wear many hats in our lives. For years, people have created models and formulas to simplify and categorize people.

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The Difference Between Great Leaders And Posers

N2Growth Blog

This may sound harsh, but the truth often is… I’ve witnessed far too many people in positions of leadership that wouldn’t recognize an opportunity if it hit them squarely in the face. If you cannot recognize, attract, and acquire opportunity you should not be in a leadership position. Just this week I’ve observed people in leadership roles who failed to recognize opportunities, or perhaps even worse, took too long to make a decision and let an opportunity pass them by.

How SWOT Analysis Harms Leaders

Lead Change Blog

In the context of our increasingly disrupted, globalizing, and multicultural world, leaders greatly appreciate the security and comfort of clear-cut strategic plans for the future. Tragically, popular strategic business analyses are deeply flawed and give a false sense of comfort and security to business leaders. Take the most popular of them, the SWOT analysis, where you try to figure out the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats facing your business.

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Are You Trick or Treating? A 5-Point Guide to Congruent Leadership

Anese Cavanaugh

In the spirit of today's holiday, these points are dedicated to “trick” — leading inauthentically and wearing a mask, or “treating” — leading congruently, no mask, just YOU. Leadership Tips Effective Leadership Showing Up, IEP Method Leadership Presence

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.

What Kind Of Expectations Are You Creating Through Your Leadership?

Tanveer Naseer

In today’s competitive market, it’s critical that leaders use every tool at their disposal to ensure their organization’s success. But how many of us are tapping into the power of expectations and the benefits it gives rise to?

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The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell

Joseph Lalonde

Good leaders ask, “How do I tell better stories?” Great leaders ask, “What stories do I need to tell?” Does that mean how you tell a leadership story doesn’t matter? Of course not. But if you tell an irrelevant or unimportant or self-serving story, it doesn’t matter how well you tell it.

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How We Sabotage Our Success.

Rich Gee Group

Let me take you through a simple business process and show you how we all sabotage our success every day with subtle procrastination behaviors: I had to FedEx a letter to a prominent executive last week to connect with them. Pretty easy?

When You Mean Well, But Put Your Foot in Your Mouth

Leadership Freak

Dunkin’ Donuts is a comfort to me when I travel. When I see a Dunkin’, I think everything is going to be OK. It’s not that I eat donuts. I eat a bagel… Continue reading → Leading Marks of leaders Mistakes Trust Leadership Development wise leaders

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Change Is A Constant

Joseph Lalonde

Leading Through Change. Other than death and taxes, there’s one other thing that you can be sure of in your life. Change. Change is that other constant. There will never be a part of your life that doesn’t involve change. From your family to your friends to your leadership position.

Beginner’s Pluck: 14 Principles to Build Your Life of Purpose

Leading Blog

Y OUR PURPOSE is not out there waiting to be found. Your purpose is something you build. Being clueless is where the adventure begins. Liz Forkin Bohannon is the co-founder and CEO of Sseko Designs.

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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.

How to Lead for Results and Stop the Zombie Apocalypse

Let's Grow Leaders

Lead for results and keep the zombies at bay… They’re the phrases that should send a shiver up your spine if you want to lead for results. I’ve heard them from team members in every industry imaginable. You might recognize them: “I’ve […].

How to Think Like a Leader

Leadership Freak

Your mind is a ship without a sail about half the time. Ask, “What are you thinking about?” and people often say, “Nothing.” But that’s not true. A mind adrift seldom thinks good… Continue reading → Marks of leaders Solutions Success Taking others higher Leadership Development

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Army Of Darkness

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Flashback Article. Army Of Darkness is the third film in the Evil Dead series. Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) has been transported back in time to approximately 1300 A.D. after the events of Evil Dead 2. He now finds himself in the time of Lord Arthur (Marcus Gilbert).

What Scares Leaders? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

As leaders, we are faced with many scary situations – having difficult conversations, firing someone, making a tough decision…the list goes on and on.

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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.

How to Stop the Destructive Power of Sarcasm at Work

Let's Grow Leaders

An audience member asked us recently, “Can you talk about the danger of sarcasm? Our VP uses it all the time it ruins presentations, derails meetings, and shuts people down.” ” We thought, “We know that guy.” ” We bet you do too. Sure, […].

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7 Ways to Help People Pivot from Negative to Positive

Leadership Freak

To get the ball rolling at the beginning of presentations, I share my cellphone number and ask people to text me fun questions. Serious questions come later. 2 fun questions I recently received:… Continue reading → Optimism pessimism Leadership Development

Have You Ever Contemplated Your Own Demise?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Nick Liddell : Imagine that three years from now your career will be in tatters. You will have no job and your prospects of future employment will seem bleak. Your carefully manicured career path simply won’t materialize.

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the gift of struggle: Life Changing Lessons About Leading

Kevin Eikenberry

By Bobby Herrera I dare you to read the first three pages of this book, and put it down, assuming you won’t want to read it or gain from it. Bobby Herrera is a successful business leader who has experienced struggle.

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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.

The 15 Minute Guide to a Successful Interview

N2Growth Blog

Do you want to learn the techniques which will help you to smash your job interviews out of the park and get you the offer? Learning how to answer any interview question, even those tricky behavioral interview questions begin with adequate preparation. In this article, I will share the 15-minute guide to a successful interview. My name is Gordon Berridge , and I am the UK Partner and President at N2Growth , a global, multifaceted professional services firm.

Lessons in Connecting from a Black Bear Encounter

Leadership Freak

I kept bees for a few years but gave up after the bears found them. Occasionally I sat beside the hive just to watch them work. One summer day, while working the hive, I looked up to see a black bear walking toward me. Adult black bears usually weigh around 200 pounds.


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How to Be Your Team’s Chief Marketing Officer

Next Level Blog

One of the questions I love to ask a roomful of senior leaders when I’m delivering an interactive presentation is, “What is it that only you can do?” It’s a positional question, not a personal question. Because each of those leaders is the current incumbent in the leadership role they’re in, there are certain things that only they can do given the resources, opportunities, authority, information and access that come with the role.

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 Succeed As A Taxi Company

Strategy Driven

There are many great reasons why you might want to run a taxi company. Not only is it the kind of business that people are always going to have a demand for, and therefore will prove to be a particularly successful business, but it is also fairly easy to run once you have it all set up.

Bacon Inspires Boldness and Makes Things Better

Leadership Freak

I don’t know who looked at pig belly and said, “Lets rub that with salt, fry it, and eat it,” but I’m thankful. Maybe it was the same person who said, “You can… Continue reading → Courage Insecurity Motivation Success Taking others higher Leadership Leadership Development

Weekly Round-Up: 12 Phrases to Resolve Conflict, Charismatic Leadership, 5 Fake Leadership Costumes, 3 Ways to Boost Team Communications, Communicating with Employees During Emergencies


Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts.

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12 Phrases That Will Help You Resolve Any Conflict  

Lead from Within

Conflicts are an inevitable part of any workplace and a constant source of stress for many leaders. Conflict resolution is an important skill for any leader to master. Like many other challenges, conflicts can actually present opportunities for positive change.

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.

The Ultimate Guide to Throwing Events for a Business

Strategy Driven

The U.S. has about 32.5 million businesses , although the exact number depends on just how you define a business. With millions of other businesses to compete with, how can you ensure yours stands out? Throwing events is one surefire way to get noticed.

How to Manage Change Capacity Across Multiple Projects

Change Starts Here

6 Tips to Help Employees Grow and Develop


Taking an active role in the development of your team demonstrates confidence and concern for the future of the organization. It also gives employees feelings of significance, community, and value.

Don’t Hire For Culture Fit


You’ve probably heard the advice: “Don’t hire for skills, hire for culture fit.”. The idea is that if someone is a good fit for your company culture, you can train them on the skills they need. But the reverse isn’t always true.

Finding Strategy Jobs in London

Strategy Driven

As you may know, a career in strategy or strategic planning implies you helping a corporation design their road to profitability and growth while overcoming competition and constant change.