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Beyond the Drama: How to De-Escalate an Emotional Conversation at Work

Let's Grow Leaders

What to Say Next to Destress an Emotional Conversation at Work When people are fired up, angry, and defensive, it’s tough to have a productive conversation. One reason it’s so tricky to de-escalate an emotional conversation is that when these emotions kick in, they’re contagious. One person gets defensive, and the other person responds in kind.

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Leading Thoughts for January 18, 2024

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. Brianna Wiest on growth through struggle: “Often, our most intense discomfort is what precedes and necessitates thinking in a way we have never conceived of before. That new awareness creates possibilities that would never exist had we not been forced to learn something new.

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Why You Need to Stop “Why Questions”

Leadership Freak

Stupid questions add stress. Here's how to stop asking "why questions" that create adversarial conversations. It natural to ask why, but it's the wrong question when someone misses the mark. More.

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10 Quotes to Inspire Leaders in 2024 (Part 1)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton This series includes 10 quotes (linked to blog posts with leadership guidance) to inspire you and help you improve your leader development as we head into the new year. Part 1 includes the first 5.

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Recruit and Retain New Blue-Collar Talent

Blue-collar jobs have a branding problem. One company, GEON, partnered with Paycor to find the solution. Learn how to attract, engage, and retain blue-collar employees, helping them build meaningful careers – and support your company’s goals.

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Remote Team Building: How Do I Stay Connected with My Virtual Team?

Let's Grow Leaders

Remote Team Building Insights from the Muppets Are you struggling with remote team building? You’re not alone. Even Kermit the Frog (or someone with an uncanny resemblance) faces this challenge. He’s #AskingforaFriend , but we know it’s a common query: How do you foster remote team building and bonding? If you’re like so many for whom remote work and hybrid teams is the new normal, here are a few fun and practical tips to keep your remote teams engaged and connected is mo

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How to Ensure Your Organization’s Digital Transformation Succeeds

Leading Blog

I N THE AGE of digitization, businesses face a critical imperative: to adapt and embrace innovation or risk being left behind in a rapidly evolving world. This force is called creative destruction, which is the process where innovation and technology advancements are reshaping industries and business models. It is reorienting the competitive landscape — winners will flourish while losers will be at a severe competitive disadvantage, losing ground to competitors and frustrating stakeholders and c

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4 Ways to Seek Help Before You Need It

Leadership Freak

You dangle at the end of the rope because of grit gone bad. The people who climb the highest get the most help. Seek help before you need it. Here's how.

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Martin Luther King – Celebration of a Servant Leader

Modern Servant Leader

Marting Luther King Jr. - I Have A Dream Martin Luther King is among the greatest Servant Leaders this world has ever seen. His vision, leadership and ultimate sacrifice blazed a path for millions. There are many great posts, videos and other references that remind us of his vision and social injustices he would fight still today. Below are some of my favorites: Wikipedia Article – For a brief background and history on the man and his amazing contributions.

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Optimal Peak Performance for Successful Executives.

Rich Gee Group

In the dynamic world of business, the term 'Optimal State' often arises, especially in discussions about executive success. But what exactly is this Optimal State, and how does it pave the way to success? Optimal State for a successful executive is a synergistic blend of behaviors, habits, and practices that cultivates peak performance and decision-making abilities.

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How to Create a Safe Space for All Employees to Speak Up

Lead from Within

In today’s diverse and rapidly changing business environment, creating a safe space for all employees to speak up is crucial for fostering a healthy work culture. As a leader, it’s your responsibility to ensure that everyone feels comfortable sharing their thoughts and ideas. Here are some effective strategies to create a safe and inclusive environment in your workplace.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Self-Distancing: 4 Ways to Expand Perspective

Leadership Freak

You don’t think straight when emotions are high. Self-distancing enables a new way of seeing. LeBron James used self-distancing when he left the Cleveland Cavaliers and went to the Lakers. More.

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How to Structure an Internal Communications Team the Right Way

leaderCommunicator

In a world where business priorities are rapidly shifting, internal communications teams are forced to consider whether their structure still meets today's strategic communication needs. The role of the internal communicator has also changed. Beyond partnering across the business, there's a growing need to collaborate with counterparts across all aspects of corporate affairs and the corporate communications team, including media relations, external communications, employer branding, government r

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How Leader’s Bad Moods Affect Us At Work

The Horizons Tracker

The way bosses feel can really impact us. Think about when a big boss gets super excited in a meeting, or when a team leader seems really annoyed during a team talk. Our own feelings start to match theirs, and that can change how we act at work. For example, Steve Jobs, who was a famous boss, sometimes cried at work. Surprisingly, this actually made his employees like working with him more.

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6 Easy Ways You Can Skill Up for Artificial Intelligence

Lead from Within

As the AI revolution gains momentum, understanding its fundamentals has become essential for staying competitive. Whether you’re a leader or an aspiring professional, here are six easy ways to equip yourself for the AI landscape. Grasp Data Science Basics: Start by learning the essentials of data science, which include statistics and programming languages like Python.

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5 Ways to Improve DE&I in the Workplace

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical for an organization’s success. And companies that take bold action to help ensure an inclusive workplace will win every time. Discover how your company can create a culture that celebrates DE&I while achieving higher revenue and growth.

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10 Symptoms of Self-Importance You Need to Know

Leadership Freak

You can't see yourself when you're full of yourself. You can't see others clearly. You can't see the world as it is. Self-Importance is deadly because it distorts perception. Maybe you know someone who needs this post? More.

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Facial Recognition Technology: A Game Changer for Entrepreneurs in Business Security and Marketing

Women on Business

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What To Do When You're New

Eric Jacobson

I wish the book, What To Do When You're New , would have been published many, many years ago. Being more introverted versus extroverted, the author's advice and teachings would have helped me during new jobs and after promotions, when relocating to new cities, when joining new clubs and organizations, and whenever I became a member of a new team. The book, by Keith Rollag , is all about how to be comfortable, confident, and successful in new situations.

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6 Communication Skills Every Manager Should Master

Lead from Within

Effective communication is a cornerstone of successful management. Mastering essential communication skills can dramatically improve your ability to lead, foster collaboration, and drive team performance. As an executive leadership coach working with leaders and managers globally, I’ve discovered that honing these six communication skills is essential for managers to achieve optimal results. 1.

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No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Drama, End Entitlement and Drive Big Results

Speaker: Cy Wakeman, M.S., CSP, President, Reality-Based Leadership

Most HR leadership philosophies are grounded in two completely faulty assumptions — “change is hard” and “engagement drives results.” Those beliefs have inspired expensive attempts to keep change from being disruptive to employees. What these engagement programs actually do is create and reinforce feelings of victim-hood and leave employees unprepared to adapt to real changes that are necessary for the health and profitability of their enterprises.

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How to Help Others Learn from Experience

Leadership Freak

Experience isn’t the best teacher. My friend melted his siding by grilling close to his house. He won’t do that again. Only fools melt their siding two times. Here's how to help others learn from experience.

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How to Save Money on Company Vehicles: Smart Strategies for Cost-Effective Fleet Management

Women on Business

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The Heartbeat of Change: A Leadership Journey Inspired by Polyvagal Theory

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

By understanding and applying the principles of Polyvagal Theory and Neuroception, leaders can create workplaces that not only drive success but also promote well-being and human connection. Today’s guest post is b y Randy Brazie MD, SEP® and Geoffrey VanderPal DBA, CFP®, PMP, SHRM-SCP, coauthors of The Steadfast Leader: Control Anxiety, Make Confident Decisions, and Focus Your Team Using the New Science of Leadership (CLICK HERE to get your copy).

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Can Your Team Problem Solve Without You? Here’s How to Teach Them

Lead from Within

Empowering your team to problem-solve independently is essential for success in today’s fast-paced business environment. As a leader teaching them to tackle challenges on their own not only fosters resilience and agility. It also promotes a high-performing organization. So, how can you help your team develop the skills to solve problems without you?

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10 HR Metrics to Track in 2024

Discover the power of HR metrics. Master recruiting, control skyrocketing labor costs, and reduce turnover rates. Get insights into key metrics like Time-to-Fill, Cost-per-Hire, and Turnover Rate. Equip your business for success in 2024.

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The 12 Golden Rules For How To Communicate Effectively

Eric Jacobson

Here are the 12 golden rules of effective communication from Paul Falcone , as highlighted in his book, 2600 Phrases for Setting Effective Performance Goals. Always remember to : Recognize achievements and accomplishments often. Celebrate success. Deliver bad news quickly, constructively, and in a spirit of professional development. Praise in public, censure in private.

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Finding the Right CFO with Sector-specific Expertise

Women on Business

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“No” and Gratitude

CEO Insider

As a kid, I was fascinated with mythology, Greek, Roman, and Norse. I couldn’t get enough of Zeus, Neptune, Thor, and their companion gods and goddesses. In reading the stories, I was fascinated by fate and the gods’ role. When I asked my high school teacher which of the two was the prevailing force, she […] The post “No” and Gratitude appeared first on CEOWORLD magazine.

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Engineers Join Startups For Love, Not Money

The Horizons Tracker

There are many reasons why it’s attractive to join a startup, from the greater autonomy to the opportunity to work on something that makes a difference. A recent study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign suggests that money is pretty low down the list of motivating factors for STEM Ph.D.s. The researchers wanted to explore what might prompt a highly sought-after engineer to overlook jobs at prestigious organizations in favor of a riskier startup, often on lower pay.

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.

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How Dignity Is Different From Respect

Eric Jacobson

In their book, Millennials Who Manage , authors Chip Espinoza and Joel Schwarzbart , quote Donna Hicks's explanation about how dignity is different from respect. Dignity is different from respect in that it is not based on how people perform, what they can do for us, or their likability. Dignity is a feeling of inherent value and worth. Therefore, Espinoza and Schwarzbart recommend that leaders treat those they are leading with dignity and follow Hick's 10 Essential Elements of Dignity : Accepta

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Enhancing Your Leadership Persona: Strategic PR Tactics to Elevate Your Influence

Women on Business

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5 Keys to a More Profitable Consulting Firm

David A Fields

There are five common bottlenecks that constrain a consulting firm’s profits. Fortunately, that means there are also five, straightforward keys to increasing your consulting firm’s bottom line. Consulting is a simple business. You win projects and deliver them profitably. While eating chocolate. That’s the consulting cycle. Support that cycle with some infrastructure, wrap a strategy … Continued The post 5 Keys to a More Profitable Consulting Firm appeared first on David

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Online Algorithms Exacerbate Gender Biases

The Horizons Tracker

Just finished watching a romantic comedy on Netflix? Well, now you might notice similar movies lined up in your list, all thanks to how Netflix suggests things to you. When you use websites like Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, and Netflix, special computer programs (called algorithms) keep track of what you do. They use this information to suggest things you might like.

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How to Write OKRs: 45 Effective Examples

Discover how to align everyday employee priorities with company goals. 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. Show employees how they contribute to the larger mission.