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Bigger, Better Small Talk: Practical Ways to Connect with Your Coworkers

Let's Grow Leaders

Get Better at Small Talk By Asking the Next Best Question Do you dread small talk? Does the idea of asking (or being asked) “How was your weekend?” make you cringe? We get it. You don’t have a lot of extra time for long conversations. You’ve got work to do. But here’s the thing. People are more likely to help you when they feel seen by you—as a person—not just for what they can do for you.

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Leading Thoughts for June 13, 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. Dean Williams on real leadership: “In exercising real leadership, one must be open to new ideas and novel information. One must be willing to test deeply held assumptions and question prevailing truths. Too often managers in organizations write off people they dislike and refuse to entertain ideas that don’t agree with their particular paradigm or sense

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Transforming Revenue Leadership: N2Growth’s CRO Search Expertise

N2Growth Blog

The Role of a Chief Revenue Officer The Chief Revenue Officer, commonly abbreviated as CRO, is an executive position pivotal in driving the financial growth of an organization. The CRO’s function operates at a strategic level, involving the creation, coordination, and execution of plans designed to enhance revenue growth. They bridge the gap between different departments, such as sales, marketing, and customer service, ensuring a harmonized approach toward fulfilling revenue objectives.

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Ethical Values Are Good For Business (Part 5)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Ethical values are good for business, but only if you keep up as times change. Right now, expectations are high and Ibelieve that values-based leadership is gaining momentum. Recently I was asked to explain why I think so, and I thought I would share my answer in today’s blog post. Here are a number of trends that I see that are working together to fuel the movement toward leading with positive values.

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How HR Can Create a Culture of Feedback

Employees want meaningful feedback. Without it, 98% disengage from their work (Zippia). But do your managers know how to support them? Use this Quick Start Guide to get the conversation started. Your workers don’t just want jobs; they want careers. Invest in your team by giving them meaningful feedback. 65% of employees want more feedback (Zippia). Workers who get daily feedback are 3x more engaged (Clear Company).

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The Key to Resolving Conflict: Knowing When to Quit

Let's Grow Leaders

Episode 261: In this episode, you’ll explore resolving conflict – when it might be necessary to quit a conflict or even leave a job. You’ll learn specific phrases and questions to ask yourself to determine if it’s time to walk away. Host David Dye shares personal stories and examples, illustrating the importance of speaking up and considering the impact of the conflict on your life.

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Gullibility is Deadly: Practice Responsible Trust

Leadership Freak

People who see the worst in others don’t thrive in life or work. Gullibility is deadly. Don’t trust what people say. Trust what they do. This post explains responsible trust.

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From Smart to Wise: Transformative Insights for Leaders

Next Level Blog

As a senior executive coach, I get to work with a lot of really smart people who have serious processing power upstairs. Smart, however, doesn’t always mean wise. In a nutshell, intelligence is usually about generating or acquiring knowledge while wisdom is about exercising good judgment in applying that knowledge. There are other simple distinctions between intelligence and wisdom that you can use as a guide to determine in which direction you lean or, better yet, what it looks like to strike a

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How to Get Your Team to Stop Sending You Frustrating Email Communication

Let's Grow Leaders

Streamline Your Team’s Email Communication With 4 Important Questions Have you ever been SO FRUSTRATED by your team’s email communication that you just want to hit “delete all”? Too many words. Gobs of attachments. Data with no explanation. If you’re frustrated with the emails you’re getting from your team (particularly if they’re seasoned senior leaders), it’s easy to think, “They should know better.” But even if they SHOULD know, if y

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If You Struggle to Trust People Read This

Leadership Freak

All leaders have faith in people. Cynics can't lead. They can boss but they can't inspire. Distrustful people can micromanage, but they can’t engage people. You can't trust everyone, but you must trust people to lead. Read about 4 ways to learn to trust people.

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The Rising Importance of the Chief Commercial Officer in Modern Business

N2Growth Blog

Understanding the Duties of a Chief Commercial Officer In the past ten years, the role of the Chief Commercial Officer has evolved to include more than just sales operations. Today, the CCO oversees various aspects of business operations, such as strategy development, customer relationship management, product development, and crisis management. The CCO often serves as a crucial bridge between a company’s day-to-day operations and long-term goals, offering valuable insights that influence i

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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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Changing The Talent Equation: From Expense to Asset

Rich Gee Group

In business, the adage "penny wise and pound foolish" often describes a short-sighted approach to cost management that undermines long-term success. This principle vividly illustrates companies treating their employees as mere expenses rather than valuable assets. The consequences of this approach are far-reaching, impacting not only the bottom line but also the organization's overall health and growth trajectory.

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Mastering Team Email: How to Deal with Frustration and Improve Collaboration

Let's Grow Leaders

Streamline Your Team Email: Tips to Reduce Frustration and Boost Efficiency Have you ever been SO FRUSTRATED by a team email from one of your team members? Too many words. Gobs of attachments. Data with no explanation. If you’re frustrated with the emails you’re getting from your team (particularly if they’re seasoned senior leaders), it’s easy to think, “They should know better.” But even if they SHOULD know, if you’re not getting what you need, ask for

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3 Things to Do When You Assume the Worst

Leadership Freak

Ten minutes after the well guy arrived, we had water. I thought the well was dry. We had water all the time. Don't assume the worst. Here are 3 ways to deal with a brain that has a mind of its own.

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Breaking the Mold: Innovative Succession Planning for Non-Traditional Roles

N2Growth Blog

Understanding the Importance of Succession Planning In today’s corporate environment, succession planning is often undervalued despite its crucial role in ensuring an enterprise’s sustained growth and continuity. When senior-level personnel depart due to retirement, unforeseen circumstances, or new opportunities, they leave behind a challenging and time-consuming gap to fill.

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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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When Feedback Turns Toxic: Avoid These 10 Mistakes At All Costs

Lead from Within

Effective feedback is a cornerstone of leadership and personal growth. When given constructively, feedback can be a powerful tool for improvement. However, feedback can quickly turn toxic if not handled properly. Here are ten common mistakes that can poison feedback and hinder personal and professional development. As an executive leadership coach I understand the importance of avoiding these pitfalls for fostering a healthy and growth-oriented environment.

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Buy YouTube Subscribers to Affect Your Growth

Women on Business

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Sadness: Battling Leadership’s Dark Secret

Leadership Freak

Sadness is leadership's dark secret. Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill experienced bouts of darkness. It wouldn’t surprise me if you felt it. I’m not talking about depression. I’m talking about the weight of caring more than others. Here are 10 ways to get a grip on sadness.

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Kill Performance Reviews and Establish 90-Day Career Portfolio Reviews

Strategy Driven

Revamping the traditional performance review process is not just a shift in strategy, but a transformation in the corporate ethos. In an era where agility and adaptability are paramount, the traditional annual performance review seems as antiquated as a dial-up internet connection in the age of high-speed broadband. It’s time for a seismic shift in how we assess, motivate, and develop talent within our organizations.

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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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4 Reasons Your Top Talented Employees Are Losing Their Motivation

Lead from Within

Retaining top talent is essential for any organization looking to stay ahead in today’s competitive business environment. In my experience as an executive leadership coach, I’ve observed talented individuals losing motivation, a trend that can significantly impact a company’s operational excellence and innovation. Pinpointing the causes behind this slump in enthusiasm is crucial for leaders who aim to foster a productive, engaged, and loyal workforce.

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Buy YouTube Subscribers to Affect Your Growth

Women on Business

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3 Life Changing Life Lessons from Roger Federer

Leadership Freak

Roger Federer is one of the world's great athletes. His commencement talk at Dartmouth blew me away. Life lessons: #1. Effortless is a myth. #2. It's only a point. #3. Life is bigger than a tennis court. This post summarizes Federer's key points in his own words. Don't miss it!

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CEOs, Cybersecurity Leaders, Stressed Out By Phishing: Egress Report

CEO Insider

Phishing threat insights from a study of 500 cybersecurity leaders. Phishing has been around for decades and yet with each passing year, attacks are becoming increasingly pervasive and destructive. According to an independent study of 500 cybersecurity leaders conducted by UK security vendor Egress, 95% of leaders are stressed about email security, questioning their effectiveness.

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New DOL Final Overtime Rules: Quickstart Guide for Employers

There’s a new overtime salary threshold that will impact employers across the country. If you have an employee making less than $43,888 on July 1 or less than $58,656 on January 1, you’re going to have to start paying overtime. Download Paycor’s guide to learn: Which groups of employees are affected? How should you classify employees? Best ways to mitigate risk.

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15 Effective Meeting Techniques to Double Your Team’s Output

Lead from Within

Meetings are a fundamental component of business operations, yet all too often, they’re viewed as unproductive time sinks. Statistics reveal a telling story: a study by Atlassian found that the average employee attends 62 meetings a month, with half of that time considered wasted. Furthermore, excessive meetings are reported to cost businesses in the United States upwards of $37 billion annually.

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The Emergence of Female Electricians: Breaking Through and Lighting Up the Field

Women on Business

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The Art of Corporate Correspondence: Mastering Business Communications

Strategy Driven

In the fast-paced world of business, effective communication is key to success. From electronic mail to formal letters, mastering the art of corporate correspondence is essential for building strong relationships and conveying professionalism. Join us as we explore the art of business communications and discover the secrets to crafting powerful messages that resonate with your audience.

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When you find yourself in a heated conversation, how do you usually handle it?

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Our reader poll today asks: When you find yourself in a heated conversation, how do you usually handle it? I keep arguing until the other person capitulates 3.92% I push the argument too far but take a break before it’s irreparable 12.61% I catch myself and suggest a break in the discussion to calm down 34.34% I stop as soon as things start getting heated and seek to understand 49.13% Pause, then discuss.

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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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10 Proven Strategies to Reskill Your Workforce For The Future Of Work

Lead from Within

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) has left many leaders, businesses and employees wondering about its impact. Will it lead to job elimination or create new opportunities? As an executive leadership coach who works with leaders around the world, I believe the answer lies in how well organizations connect AI technologies to their corporate vision and individual employee growth.

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The Emergence of Female Electricians: Breaking Through and Lighting Up the Field

Women on Business

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The Art of Organizational Accountability

Strategy Driven

In the intricate dance of daily operations within any organization, one essential element stands out as the backbone of success: accountability. Like a finely tuned engine, an organization thrives when every member takes ownership of their responsibilities and fulfills them with diligence and integrity. In this article, we delve into the art of organizational accountability, exploring its importance, challenges, and strategies for cultivating a culture of trust and results.

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Top 10 Principles of Effective Communication Today

leaderCommunicator

My entire career has been spent helping leaders communicate better. In working with leaders from a wide variety of industries over the years, our team has identified common traits that the best communicators possess. Not surprisingly, many of what defined greatness two decades ago still apply, and yet some skills have become even more relevant for addressing new challenges organizations face today.

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The First 90 Days: Onboarding Checklist

While onboarding, don’t let yourself get caught up in administrative details. Automate paperwork & training so new hires can focus on the business at hand from day one. Get Paycor’s checklist to see where your company can make HR process improvements.