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Humility and Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies

Lead Change Blog

Wouldn’t it be lovely if humility smelled like warm chocolate chip cookies, so we could easily find ours when we lost it? A small group of us were sharing comeuppance stories—times when we’d gotten too big for our britches and had taken a big fall from grace. Betsy’s fall was the most dramatic. She’d been off-the-charts successful in her marketing job for a cosmetics company. Another company recruited her for their CMO job, complete with huge salary, signing bonus, and jaw-dropping perks.

Why Executives Resist Their Own Development

Kevin Eikenberry

Most organizations are in one of two categories when it comes to executive leadership development. Either executives are the only group to receive training and development, or they are the last group to get any. While neither of these is the best answer, the largest percentage of organizations fall into the second group. Even in […]. The post Why Executives Resist Their Own Development appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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Leaders: Stop the “Slide Shuffle” and “Overdone Outlines” for Your Next Presentation

leaderCommunicator

Attention leaders: Please stop what I call the “slide shuffle.” You have another presentation and you begin preparing by pulling slides together from various presentations you’ve given. If they worked before, they can work again, you think. What’s often the result?

Cracking Complexity

Leading Blog

T HERE ARE complicated problems, and there are complex problems. Complicated problems are technical in nature. They are linear, orderly, and predictable. Complex problems are adaptive challenges. They are messy, unstable, and unpredictable.

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.

Who Changes?

Lead Change Blog

One of the challenges you as leader are faced with is getting changes done in your organization. Especially influencing organizational culture, which is an arduous task, and many an attempt fails to bring about the desired cultural change. So why is that? And more importantly: how can you influence your coworkers in such a way that you increase the probability the desired changes are actually effectuated? Who is rational, who isn’t?

The Hidden Leadership Problem with Passion

Let's Grow Leaders

One problem with passion is that it’s no substitute for good leadership Passion is good. You want team members who love their work and serve their customers with passion. We are big believers in the power of purpose. Connecting what you’ve asked […].

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Leadership Lessons from a Pencil – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Today’s episode is the second in a series where I will connect weird or unusual items to leadership. And these items are coming from the challenge that I put out on our social media channels – asking our viewers to submit their suggestions for these items.

Great Business Ideas for Women at Home

Women on Business

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Why Purpose, Mission, Vision and Values Really Do Matter

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Chris Griffiths: Being able to define your purpose, mission, vision and values allows you to plan for your company’s future success. The Purpose/Mission/Vision/Values concept can apply to just about anybody in any business.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. While Marvel Studios has been crushing superhero films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, 20th Century Fox has been building the X-Men universe through their X-Men films. X-Men: Dark Phoenix marks the 12th film set in their series.

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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.

How to Lead When There’s Not Enough Time

Let's Grow Leaders

When There’s Not Enough Time Your Leadership Is More Important Than Ever Sheila raised her hand and asked for the microphone. We were near the end of a powerful leadership development program where the participants had worked hard on culture-transformation. She took […]. The post How to Lead When There’s Not Enough Time appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Winning Well leadership management Time Management time management efficiency

10 Key Tips for Choosing the Best Accounting Service for Your Business

Women on Business

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Why Going On Vacation Can Help You To Achieve Your Goals

Tanveer Naseer

The arrival of summer-like weather often leads not only to people spending more time outdoors, shaking off the dreariness of the winter months, but also discussions and planning of summer vacation breaks and spending time with family and friends away from work. Or at least it used to be. Every.

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Two Questions To Ask Every Leader You Meet

Joseph Lalonde

Grow yourself by asking the right questions. Any leader who has been around for a while will know he doesn’t have all the answers. Far from it. This is why great leaders surround themselves with people who have expertise in areas they lack.

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.

The Challenges of Hiring Foreign Workers in Your Business

Lead Change Blog

The 2017 directive issued by the Australian government to abolish temporary work visas meant that small and large companies would find it difficult to hire foreign workers from other countries. The three biggest countries outside of Australia affected by this change were India, the UK, and China.

Your Logo Design Should Be Simple and Memorable at a Glance

Women on Business

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The Classic Leadership Tug Of War (and how to be on the winning side of it)

Terry Starbucker

If you listen closely enough, you can hear it. Stop, breathe, and listen to it. The struggle. The grunts and sighs. The intensity of effort. The gnashing of teeth.

5 Insights For the Class of 2019

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton I have a special message for our 2019 graduates. It includes five important life insights that I wish someone had shared with me when I was a new graduate beginning the next chapter of my life.

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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.

How Kanban Revived My Work Ethic

Lead Change Blog

I’ve always been a hard worker, but as any manager or leader of a business will know, when times get tough, they can directly impact your desire to get things done. This happened to me some time ago. I’d been working long hours on jobs that I was fast becoming disillusioned with. As a result — or as I thought at the time — my productivity slipped and I rapidly lost interest in what I was doing. However, I didn’t realise that it wasn’t the work that was to blame — it was my work ethic.

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4 Ways to Build Trust When You’re in the Middle

Leadership Freak

When trust goes down cost goes up. Speed of Trust) Less than 50% of front-line employees trust the company. World Economic Forum) #1. Don’t complain about higher ups. Spend more seeking the best… Continue reading → Trust Leadership Development organizational success

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Losing Sales Left and Right? The Top B2B Sales Mistakes You’re Probably Making

Women on Business

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How to Book the Right Motivational Speaker

Career Advancement

“Experience is a master teacher, even when it’s not our own.” ? Gina Greenlee. Joyce, a manager at a fast-growing IT firm, had been tasked with finding the perfect motivational speaker for her company’s training seminar.

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.

Employee Engagement and Successful Change

Lead Change Blog

Employee engagement is a crucial driver of several positive business outcomes, such as productivity, employee retention, customer satisfaction, and profitability. What’s often overlooked is the importance of employee engagement in driving successful change. Research by Anna University management professors C. Swarnalatha and T. Prasanna discovered a vital link between the two. The Gallup organization has studied and measured employee engagement for over 20 years.

Today’s Leaders All Share These 5 Traits – A Digital Mindset

N2Growth Blog

The best leaders have a propensity for looking for ways to leverage digital technology for competitive gain.If you want to be a great leader , you absolutely have to develop a digital mindset. It’s the only way you can help your business leverage data and information technologies in the pursuit of growth and profitability. Why, you ask? Digital technology and media are omnipresent in business nowadays.

How to Keep Employees Engaged

Women on Business

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Interacting with Me Live

Kevin Eikenberry

As time goes on, and I have more responsibilities and Client commitments, I find myself less available to my readers, listeners, and past participants. This is just one reason why we started experimenting with Facebook Live several months ago.

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.

Lead Meetings that Get Results and that People Want to Attend

Let's Grow Leaders

It’s a business cliche – people hate meetings. But I don’t think that’s true – we just hate bad meetings. Why are so many meetings a soul-sucking waste of time? In this episode you’ll get several quick tools to ensure your […].

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How to Nurture Trust Between Managers

Leadership Freak

You know the value of people trusting YOU. But how are you helping managers TRUST EACH OTHER? You aren’t done trust building until the people around the table trust each other. Elvis got… Continue reading → Teams Trust Leadership Development organizational success

Top 7 Best Small Business Financing Options of 2019

Women on Business

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Three Reasons Your Change Initiative Will Fail

Next Level Blog

When you stop and think about it a big part of leadership is about convincing people to do things differently. It could be persuading customers to buy your product or try your service. It could be getting employees or vendors to raise their game. It could be convincing regulators and other rules makers to support what you want to do. In each of these examples or a dozen others that you could come up with, success depends on getting people to change their behaviors.

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.