Sat.Nov 02, 2019 - Fri.Nov 08, 2019

Is a Lack of Intentionality Holding You Back?

Leading Blog

W HAT ARE the defining characteristics of successful leadership? Mark Sanborn identifies them as clarity and intentionality in The Intention Imperative. Clarity, he says, “tells you where you’re headed” and intentionality is “the consistent action you’ll take to get there.”.

Promises Leaders Make

Michael Lee Stallard

If you want to boost employee engagement, consider going back to the basics. Begin by answering this question: What promises should I make to the people I am responsible for leading? .

Bee a Purposeful Leader: Build the Spirit of Your Hive

The Practical Leader

When our daughter Vanessa was a teenager, we hired her to do some after school general administrative support work at The CLEMMER Group offices. She was happy to earn an hourly wage for a variety of tasks.

How Change Impacts Your Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

Leading Through Change. We know change is a constant in our lives and leadership. There’s nothing you can do to stop change from coming your way. IT IS COMING. But do you know what change will do to your leadership? How will it impact your leadership?

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.

Aim Higher: Servant Leaders Put Others First

Skip Prichard

Put Others First. Influence through service is more powerful than influence through position.” Skip Prichard. One of the traits of a servant leader is the ability to think, “you, not me.”. Now, obviously, this doesn’t mean that you discount yourself at all costs.

5 Tips to Delegate Tasks Effectively

HR Digest

One of the biggest questions first-time managers often face is how to delegate work. As the most reliable person on the team, one of the best ways to prepare your staff for future assignments is to delegate tasks effectively.

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5 Steps To Motivate Your Team (and you).

Rich Gee Group

In How To Motivate People , Fran Tarkenton , professional quarterback for the NFL and TV personality, offers a focused motivation system — "People don't change their behavior unless it makes a difference to them to do so." The first area I'd like to tackle in my "Are You A Catalyst?"

What To Do With Change

Joseph Lalonde

Leading Through Change. Change… The one thing that never changes. You can always expect there to be change in your life and leadership. Change is a constant. You’re not going to escape from it though many people try to avoid change. This brings up a valid question about change.

Leaders Go First: The Surprising Impact of Making the First Move

RapidStart Leadership

We know that leaders go first, that's part of the definition of being a leader. But there's a surprising impact that going first can have on those who follow that is more powerful than we may have thought.

Sailing True North and the Voyage of Character

Leading Blog

T HERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE for character. Better systems, better laws can’t make up for it. Without good character, leaders can go south fast. The problem is that there is very little attention paid to how to develop good character.

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.

What is Duality?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton What is Duality? What is duality? This is a tricky question, because the answer depends on your perspective and why you're asking. Each discipline answers the question from a different angle. This post samples the varying disciplinary perspectives on duality.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Terminator: Dark Fate

Joseph Lalonde

“I’ll be back…” are the famous words spoken by Arnold Schwarzenegger in his iconic role as a Terminator in the original movie. And he has been back… Again and again. Terminator: Dark Fate is the sixth movie in the Terminator series.

The Two Myths of Change

Lead Change Blog

What makes a leader successful? In essence, it’s all about influence. Whatever your leadership style, the nature of your organization, etc., you as leader want to influence your team members to do the things that are good for your organization and the things that are (even) better for the organization, thereby making it an excellent organization. Having influence means the ability to actually change the behavior of your team members.

Encore Video Series #2: How Can I Teach and Learn Mindset?

Kevin Eikenberry

In Video #2 of The Encore Video Series, we are further exploring mindset and I’m answering this question: How can I teach or learn mindset?

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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 Become a Truly Remarkable Leader

Leadership Freak

On average, most leaders are average, even if they think they’re remarkable. But every leader can become truly remarkable in some areas. Remarkable leadership is never an accident. REMARKABLE LEADERS ARE: #1.

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7 Questions to Ask Yourself to Be a Better Leader

Let's Grow Leaders

To be a better leader, start with you. When we work with leaders, the first questions we ask usually produce a pause, followed by a thoughtful, “That’s a great question.” If you want to be a better leader, you can use these […].

How Many Minutes Do You Treat Like Pennies?

Lead Change Blog

Of all coins, pennies are the most controversial. Did you know that in the U.S. it costs more to make pennies than they are actually worth? It’s no wonder they litter streets and parking lots, find eternal slumber between seat cushions, and fill piggy banks all over America. Pennies are a forgotten treasure. A handful may not seem like much, but add them up and they are worth more than you may realize. Recently, I started thinking about units of time in the same way I regard pennies.

Encore Series Video #1: What do I do if there are conflicting mindsets on my team?

Kevin Eikenberry

Last week, over 500 leaders in organizations all around the world joined me for my webinar titled, Why It Takes More Than Skills to Be a Remarkable Leader. And at the end of the webinar, we had a lot of great questions that we were unable to get to before our time ran out. But…as […].

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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 Leader who Smells Dead Mice

Leadership Freak

I smell dead mice everywhere. It all started with a dead mouse in the wall. I thought I smelled a dead mouse in the grocery store. I bought a hot dog for lunch… Continue reading → Optimism pessimism Leadership Development

Why Technology Matters For Your Business: A Guide

Tanveer Naseer

Most people living in the modern era are strongly aware that new technologies, like those developed by Apple, Amazon and Google, are helping to reshape the whole of human life. Without these technologies, we’d find it hard to imagine how we’d shop, travel, work and play. But in business, this.

November 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the November Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, motivation, productivity, and more. Communication. Jim Taggart of Changing Winds shared Leadership Mumbo Jumbo: Are You Communicating Clearly to Your Followers? Jim explains: “Don’t engage in leadership mumbo jumbo. Be precise and transparent in your communication with your co-workers, staff and boss.

Beware the Word ‘Actually’

Kevin Eikenberry

Words are powerful and when we use the right words in the right situations, they can have a huge impact in our ability to be effective as leaders. Today, we are diving deep into a word that seems innocent, but might not be when we are aware of how we are using it. Tweet it […].

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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.

4 Ways to Develop the Mindset of a Leader

Leadership Freak

Skills, circumstances, opportunity, and the people on your team impact the results of your leadership. But mindset – habitual ways of thinking – effects everything about you.

Building Trust With Your Team: A Guide

Tanveer Naseer

Having a significant connection with individual team members as a business owner or manager can be tricky when you have a large team of staff, most of which you may not even physically see, or perhaps some of which work remotely. However, building trust doesn’t mean you have to spend.

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Hurry Up and Wait

Lead Change Blog

Resiliency is a life skill, offering those of us who use growth potential strategies (GPS) a way to become wiser, stronger, and better through times of challenge or opportunity. But strategies are not of the ready-fire-aim variety. Responding to events in our lives actually requires patience—a virtue that I, as an extrovert, struggle to find.

How Do You Create Buy-In and Get People To Go All-In On ANY Team?

Great Results Team Building

One of the great challenges of teammates who care or team leaders who are struggling to inspire commitment is the question.

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.

Make Sure Zero Conflict Isn’t Your Goal

Kevin Eikenberry

Conflict. Put people together doing most anything for most any length of time and conflict will occur. Put people together and ask them what the challenges are at work, and conflict will always come up. People have experience and an opinion about conflict, and they don’t talk about positively.

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The Best Way To Help Employees Have More Confidence

Let's Grow Leaders

A few years ago, I wrote an article for Success Magazine, called 7 Ways to Build Your Employees Confidence. Highlights include: Start with a foundation of deep respect Be specific about what they are doing well Give them an opportunity to teach […].

Something Stinks – When There’s a Dead Mouse in the Wall

Leadership Freak

A mouse fell into a wall cavity in our downstairs and died. My wife bought apple pie air fresheners. There’s nothing like the smell of apple pie with a picante of dead mouse.…

Leaders Build Trust Through Conflict!

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Scott Warrick: Trust. Leaders tell you how critical it is to building a team. But what exactly is “trust” and exactly how do you get it? First, if any leader is going to implement a successful program, they have to define their terms.

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12 Weeks to Being a Great Remote Teammate

Kevin Eikenberry

By now it is likely obvious to you. Where we work and how we work together has changed forever. More and more people are spending more and more of their time working separately from their teammates. The future of work is remote teamwork.