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The Power of Pressure

Leading Blog

S COTTISH philosopher Thomas Carlyle is said to have written, “No pressure, no diamonds.” And it’s true. We need to rethink how we think of pressure and how we manage it.

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The Creative Mindset

Lead Change Blog

Everything that society has called innovative is the direct result of the personal creativity of individuals. And, it’s no surprise that organizations today want to harness that type of creativity and innovation in their employees. But, it’s time to rethink the way we make innovation happen.

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Are We Forgetting What The Real Purpose Of Leadership Is?

Tanveer Naseer

It seems like every day there’s a new article tackling the issue of work from home (WFH), either focusing on leaders and their organizations who are embracing this new approach to work, or those who insist the only way forward is for all employees to return back to the office.

How to Build a Better Network of Peer Relationships

Let's Grow Leaders

Don’t Overlook The Importance of Peers in Your Network of Strategic Advisors. When it comes to building a network of strategic advisors, it’s natural to look to people with more position power, access, and influence as your primary go-to’s.

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HR in 2023: Survey Insights and Predictions

Nearly 6,000 people weighed in on the future of HR. Here’s what they said….

Leading Thoughts for September 9, 2021

Leading Blog

I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I.

September 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the September 2021 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Communication. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided What Not To Say When You’re Mad. Marcia shares: “ When you are stressed or irritated, you might sabotage your conversations with one word or phrase.

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Adaptability is an Ethical Issue

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Ego-driven leaders want to be "right" even when the evidence shows otherwise. They see rightness as something fixed that they can control. Of course, it isn't fixed and they can't control it, but they may not want to be confused with the facts.

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Elon Musk: In His Own Words

Leading Blog

E LON MUSK is a polarizing figure. In part, because he thinks differently than most people. At a 2017 World Government Summit, he once told an audience, “Some people think I’m an alien.” His raw ideas may sound irrational, but in time they seem obvious — even to his critics.

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Curiosity is the Real Power That Drives Effective Leadership!

Lead Change Blog

Are you a curious leader? I have long believed in the power of curiosity to drive my effectiveness as a leader. So I will share an experience that demonstrates how I played with ideas, risked failure, remained positive and generated enthusiasm, whilst, at the same time, helping staff discover, reignite and breakthrough their self-limiting barriers through the power of curiosity. What Happened?

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. What happens when you combine Chow Yun Fat’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon with the Marvel Cinematic Universe? I believe you get the latest Marvel movie, Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings. Shang-Chi was an exciting Marvel adventure.

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How to Write OKRs: 45 Effective Examples

Many companies are embracing objectives and key results (OKRs) as the best practice for committing to goals and following through. Objectives are outcomes that reflect current company priorities. Each employee should write OKRs that roll up to larger company goals.

Don’t Let Your Deficiency Overwhelm Your Proficiency

Next Level Blog

When you’re new to a leadership role or new to an organization it can be a challenge to project the right amount of grounded confidence that you belong and can contribute. It can be an even bigger challenge when you’re experiencing both at once – new to the role and new to the organization.

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Nearly 80% say Lack of Appreciation is a Major Reason for Leaving

Leadership Freak

One highly motivated leader said, “A simple pat on the back would sure feel good.” 79 percent of employees who quit their jobs claim that a lack of appreciation was a major reason… Continue reading → Appreciation Gratitude Leading Personal Growth express gratitude Recognition

When Everything Turns to Crud

Lead Change Blog

It went on for months. My streak of nothing going right, that is. If I touched it—didn’t matter what “it” was—things went wrong. My mood darkened as the list of disappointments grew. Before long, I came to believe I deserved the misfortunes. Hello, downward spiral into a doom and gloom pity party. Mom and I were hanging out one day when a little something went sideways. I lost it. A full-grown adult throwing a full-blown temper tantrum.

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What Do You Have To Offer?

Joseph Lalonde

Do you know what you have to offer? Have you even considered the possibility YOU have something to offer? We all have something to offer. Not all of us are offering what we have. The Gateway Church in Spring Lake, Mi picks an organization to support every year.

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The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

How Do I Balance Empathy and Execution? with Sara Canaday (Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

Balancing Empathy For Employees Needs with Execution and Accountability. How do I balance empathy and execution? On this week’s Asking For a Friend, I talk with Sara Canady, leadership expert and author of Leadership Unchained. 5 Ways to Think About Empathy at Work.

What’s the First Thing People Say After Speaking Your Name

Leadership Freak

Reputation is the thing you’re known for, especially when it’s bad. Toads have a reputation for giving warts. But you get warts from people, not toads.

Avoiding Cliques on Your Hybrid Team

Kevin Eikenberry

Put people in groups and cliques will naturally form. While they don’t have to be negative, often they are seen as such, especially by those on the outside looking in.

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How Your Consulting Firm Can Benefit from My Experiment with Outreach

David A Fields

There are people you’ve not talked with in years, and it’s a shame. They’re good people, you enjoyed your relationship with them, plus, reconnecting could help generate business for your consulting firm.

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.

Courage at Work: How to Be More Courageous (and Why it Matters Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

You want to be more courageous , but sometimes the stakes can just feel too high. So, how do you know the difference between courage and stupidy? “Courage is every virtue at its testing point” -C.S.Lewis.

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The Deeper Value of Problems that Shallow Leaders Neglect

Leadership Freak

A problem-free life would destroy us all. A world without problems has no solutions. In a rush to solve problems, don’t neglect their deeper value and ultimate purpose.

Terryberry Webinar on Employee Retention: September 21

Michael Lee Stallard

On September 21, I’ll be joining the team at Terryberry for a timely webinar discussion on employee retention. . We’ll be talking about factors that are contributing the current labor shortage and strategies for addressing it in your own organization.

Wellbeing at Work

Kevin Eikenberry

In the pre-pandemic world, there was a growing epidemic of loneliness, isolation, and decreasing mental health. And the impacts of a virus didn’t improve the situation. We all know intuitively that our mental and emotional wellbeing is important. But we don’t necessarily know what to do about it.

The First 90 Days: Onboarding Checklist

Connect with your people from day one with this development and engagement checklist.

Leadership Development that Works with Jennifer Mackin

Let's Grow Leaders

Leadership development is one of the most important investments you can make in your organization’s success. Unfortunately, there are many ways to do it poorly. The results are lost time, money, credibility – and worst of all, poorly trained leaders.

Weekend Update: 8/30/2021 to 9/3/2021

Leadership Freak

This weekend I’m thinking about the relationship between engagement and intervention. A leader who intervenes too frequently lowers the engagement of the team. People are usually glad to let a leader answer their… Continue reading → Weekend Update

Join Me at Virtual LeaderCon

Michael Lee Stallard

I am excited to announce that I am speaking at The Kevin Eikenberry Group’s virtual event, Virtual LeaderCon. This is a free online event that brings together me and 30 of the world’s top leadership experts talking about the most pressing and emerging leadership and learning topics. .

Five Ways to Learn with and From Peers

Kevin Eikenberry

We learn in lots of ways. We learn from our experience and from trial and error. We learn from our parents, our boss, and experts. We also learn from our peers – but maybe not as effectively as we could. There is plenty we can learn from those around us. And if we are more […].

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

Tips For Staying Productive In The Summer Months

Strategy Driven

When working through the summer months, it is important to make sure that you are working to be as productive as possible.

Leadership Practices from two years of Survival in the Antarctic you can use Today

Leadership Freak

I began listening to Ernest Shackleton’s story of heroic survival and was delighted to find the first chapter boring. It was the perfect sleeping pill. But the story became so exciting that it… Continue reading → compassion Courage Marks of leaders Leadership leadership accomplishments toughness

By Any Other Name: Why Listening Not Language is the Key to Inclusion

CEO Insider

As someone who spends most of his time working in a language that is not my mother tongue, I’m aware I spend perhaps more time than most considering the meanings of words. It’s always interesting to me how different aspects of the same idea are illuminated by the names we give them.

The Danger of Experience – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Experience might not be something that you usually associate with “danger” But in this Remarkable TV episode, I’m telling a story about my car and its gas tank and how my experience got me into a little trouble with the two.

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12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.