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How Adaptive Leadership Built a Giant Rocket – And Will Help You Meet Your Giant Goals, Too

Experience to Lead

Shaping the Future by Learning from the Past The engineers at the Marshall Space Flight Center have a tough job – to build the biggest rocket in the world. However, it’s not only a technical challenge. They know that in the years it will take to build this giant, many things will change. Their budget, [ ] The post How Adaptive Leadership Built a Giant Rocket – And Will Help You Meet Your Giant Goals, Too appeared first on Experience to Lead.

Why Leaders Should Empower Employees To Bring Their Dreams To Work

Tanveer Naseer

Earlier this month, my second daughter turned 18 years old. I’ll admit it’s crazy at times to think the little girl who’s artwork used to adorn a previous version of this site is now old enough to vote in Canada’s upcoming federal election. But while there are times I miss.

What to Do When You Doubt Yourself as a Leader

Lead from Within

Everyone struggles at times with self-doubt, but that struggle can be especially difficult for people in leadership. Leaders are expected to always be self-assured, assertive and poised. But what happens when you begin to doubt your own abilities?

Feedback (and Other Dirty Words)

Leading Blog

F EEDBACK HAS A LOT OF BAGGAGE associated with it. Feedback is not always well-intentioned and is used to punish, demean, or manipulate. When well-intentioned we don’t always do it right. We dump on people, we’re biased, we miss the overall issues, and present it in a way that doesn’t sound helpful.

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 to Talk With Your Boss When You Totally Disagree

Let's Grow Leaders

Talk with your boss when you disagree—you might be surprised at the results I was seething. The CEO had just asked my team to do something that I felt lacked integrity, was unprincipled, manipulative, and put our clients in a bad position. […].

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The Human Impact of Rapid Tech Change

Lead Change Blog

Companies are increasingly utilizing automation technologies to increase productivity and innovation. These companies find themselves managing complex organizational change, with challenges that will vary depending on the professional levels and geographic diversity of their human resources. Successful implementation of any change agenda, whether it is new software applications, process, or organization, is dependent on human resources. What I like to refer to as the “people side of change.”.

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The Complexity of Ethical Thinking and Decision Making (Part 1)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton When Thinking is Starved For Context and Complexity Think about how easy it is to start using shallow breathing without being aware that we're doing it. This can happen when we're stressed or anxious, and it can impact our well-being.

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How Managers Can Reclaim Their Lost Soul

Let's Grow Leaders

In a recent leadership development program, we talked about “manager soul loss” – the isolation, bitterness, and despair that seeps into many leaders’ hearts. We share the stages of soul loss and symptoms to look out for to help leaders identify and prevent them […].

Overcoming Fake Talk

Lead Change Blog

Be it in a professional or personal setting, our ability to communicate either creates respect, builds relationships, and achieves results — or it does not. John R.

Quotes and Leadership Lessons from The Great Train Robbery I

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The Great Train Robbery is a two-part British television miniseries that was first broadcast in 2013 (Currently available on Amazon Prime, Netflix, and others). It tells the story of the robbery of £2.6 million (£53.5

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.

Having the Courage to Trust Your Team

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Bill Treasurer : Leadership is typically associated with action—with trying, doing, and achieving. However, there’s another side to leadership that focuses on the followers: trust. As leaders, we need to actively trust our followers, teams, and employees.

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LeadershipNow 140: July 2019 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from July 2019 that you don't want to miss: 3 Reasons Why People May Trust You Less Than You Imagined by @DanReiland. How 4 Simple Questions Can Redefine a “Great Leadership Day” by @WScottCochrane.

The Big Mouth Problem

Leadership Freak

You’re less likely to say something stupid if you listen more and speak less. Leaders need big ears and small mouths. Warnings and wisdom: Fools plug their ears and press forward into disaster,… Continue reading → Listening Leadership Development organizational success

The day your life and leadership change for the better


Have you ever noticed someone who made a significant positive change to the way they “showed up” as a leader? If you have, you might wonder what was in the water they were drinking.

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.

Master Your Motivation

Kevin Eikenberry

Motivation is a critical subject for leaders. I know this because every leader I talk to wants to better understand how to motivate their teams. If I could point you to a short book that would give you real research and real-life examples of how to do that, would you be interested?

Why Best Practices – Aren’t

N2Growth Blog

My thesis is a simple one; Don’t copy – create. Don’t benchmark against others – benchmark against a unique and better version of you. Don’t compete against how others do things, compete against your own thinking. More than 20 years ago I coined the term “ next” practices in an effort to focus people forward in their thinking. I’ve always wondered why any business would want to adopt the same practices their competitors utilize?

The 7 Seductions of Leadership

Leadership Freak

Position, status, and success don’t magically make you superior to others. Know-it-all leaders become less than they could be. The 7 seductions of leadership: Knowing ‘about’ is the same as knowing ‘how’.

Love And Leadership – An Interview With Author Lisa Shumate

Joseph Lalonde

I have the great pleasure of introducing you to a fellow author today. This author is Lisa Shumate. Lisa is the general manager of Houston Public Media, Associate Vice President at the University of Houston, and also Executive Director of the Houston Public Media Foundation. Houston Public Media is comprised of News 887 (NPR), TV8 (PBS) […] The post Love And Leadership – An Interview With Author Lisa Shumate appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

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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.

What is a Bad Habit? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

We all have habits in our lives. And while many habits are great and have valuable purposes, some habits are…not so great. But first, before we define what is and what isn’t a bad habit in our lives, we need to start at the beginning and define what really is a bad habit?

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When Going Gets Tough, Action and Attitude Carry the Day

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Marc Demetriou : There are two words that literally have everything to do with the everything in your days, as you go forward to live your dream and fashion your success: Action and Attitude.

Ignore Your Feelings – Enjoy Your Feelings

Leadership Freak

You aren’t your feelings. You feel like avoiding a tough conversation, but YOU have it. You don’t feel like getting up in the morning, but YOU get up anyway. You want to smack… Continue reading → energy Fear Growth Leadership Development Power

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6 Technology and Digital Trends for Communicators


The impact of technology and social media is advancing by the day. Finding the best way to reach employees and customers through best-in-class technology clearly needs to be a priority for communication professionals. Internal Communication

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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.

What Google Learned About Leadership

Kevin Eikenberry

When we think about success stories in business over the last twenty years, Google must be the list. Regardless of what you think of the tech giant, there is no doubt their organization has made a difference in the world. Ever wondered what they look for in a leader?

7 Reasons Your People Are Frustrated with Your Leadership

Lead from Within

Frustrations can happen even in the best teams and under the best leadership. Perspectives clash, a situation becomes tense, and people get annoyed or even angry. As leaders, we never want to be a source of frustration for our team or our colleagues—but it can happen.

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Garbage Stinks – How to Benefit from Praise, Criticism, and Failure

Leadership Freak

Don’t drag garbage from the last thing you did into the next thing you do. Learn and throw it out. Respond to the present with the future in mind. Past failure teaches you what to stop. The future calls you to try new things. Any fool can point out failure and warn of danger.

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What To Do When You’re Losing Your Soul

Let's Grow Leaders

What do you do when you feel like you’re losing your leadership soul? You don’t like how you’re treating people. You’re not living up to your own values. Or you’re overwhelmed and not sure you can get the results you’re accountable […]. The post What To Do When You’re Losing Your Soul appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. What do you do when you feel like you’re losing your leadership soul ?

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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.

How to Keep Your Team Agile and Aligned Under Pressure

Strategy Driven

As a leader, you are constantly trying to maximize the magical effort to effectiveness equation (a.k.a. efficiency). You can see this play out in your daily operations and ultimately in the P&L.

How To Introduce People: Two Rules For Better Networking


Whether you’re a seasoned networker or you’re just starting out trying to meet people in your industry, you’ve probably found that proper introductions are a power part of your overall networking strategy.

A Two-Part Team Exercise that Shifts Focus and Elevates Performance

Leadership Freak

Lousy leaders focus on what’s wrong with you. 4 lousy-leader-behaviors: #1. Lousy leaders obsess over people’s flaws and weaknesses. #2. Lousy leaders complain about the wrong people. Under-performing leaders complain about others. But… Continue reading → Leading

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Why Best Practices – Aren’t

N2Growth Blog

My thesis is a simple one; Don’t copy – create. Don’t benchmark against others – benchmark against a unique and better version of you. Don’t compete against how others do things, compete against your own thinking. More than 20 years ago I coined the term “ next” practices in an effort to focus people forward in their thinking. I’ve always wondered why any business would want to adopt the same practices their competitors utilize?

Engagement Is Not Enough to Eliminate Resistance

Change Starts Here

A common theme of change management is to involve people in the process of change as early as possible. Do change with people, not to them. If people help identify the issues with the current state and develop solutions, then resistance will be eliminated.