Sat.Nov 04, 2017 - Fri.Nov 10, 2017

How to Keep Your Team Engaged With Meetings That Matter

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

How many of your meetings begin with people opening their laptops, ostensibly to take notes and reference documents. Most of us know they are really answering email, conversing on social media and cruising the Internet because we’re doing it too.

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November Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the November 2017. Leadership Development Carnival! The themes for this month include: Workplace Culture. Productivity. Engagement. Inspiration/Creativity. Communication. Development. Leadership. Let’s get started! Workplace Culture.

What We Get Wrong About Authenticity In Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

When it comes to improving the way we lead, there’s a number of approaches that have been championed by both leadership experts and researchers looking into understanding what makes someone a successful leader.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Thor: Ragnarok

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Chris Hemsworth reprises his role as Thor for the blockbuster movie Thor: Ragnarok. This is the third time Hemsworth has been featured in a stand-alone Thor film (surprisingly, I have not done a Reel Leadership article on the other 2 Thor films).

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.

HR, Who’s Your Customer?

N2Growth Blog

Over the last 30 years I have worked for many organizations in HR positions with increasing responsibility. Regardless, I had discussions within each of those organizations about the concept of customer satisfaction. In my view, the only customer is those whom we sell our products or services to!

A Time for Courageous Leadership

Lead Change Blog

“If all decisions were made by the following policy or gaining consensus, my secretary could do my job.” The words came from the CEO of a Fortune 100 company at the company’s senior leadership retreat. It got me thinking about what it means to be an effective leader. Not an administrator who seeks policy compliance; not a manager who directs based on the preference of underlings; but someone who makes the tough calls and dicey judgments. Full disclosure.

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Leaders & Decision Making: How It Can Badly Impact Others

Joseph Lalonde

This Unseen Influence Can Ruin Everything “Leadership is influence. Nothing more. Nothing less”. This is leadership guru John Maxwell’s simple, core definition for what leadership is. It applies in any context like work, family, ministries, and organizations.

Time for a Brand Overhaul at Harley-Davidson

N2Growth Blog

Harley-Davidson announced its third quarter results last month and the news wasn’t great. Harley’s worldwide sales was down nearly 7%, while American retail sales slumped by over 8%. This all translated into about a 40% drop in profits as compared to the year-ago quarter.

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Preview Thursday: Total Value Optimization

Lead Change Blog

The following excerpt is from the Introduction of Total Value Optimization: Transforming Your Global Supply Chain Into a Competitive Weapon by Steven J. Bowen. . Your supply chain is the backbone of your company.

Veterans Day – Solemnly Remember

General Leadership

Armistice Day parade – 1929 – Boston (Source: Boston Public Library). “…solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom.”. President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

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.

Top 10 Blog Posts Of All Time On Joseph Lalonde

Joseph Lalonde

I’ve always been fascinated by numbers. What do they represent? How can they be interpreted? How can I use numbers to extrapolate data? All of these questions run through my mind when looking over analytical data. That’s why I’m glad Google provides Google Analytics for websites.

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Dealing with dissenters in the workforce—6 Ways to Encourage Dissent

Career Advancement

“May we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.”. Dwight D. Eisenhower~. At a team meeting, Valerie pitched a marketing strategy she’d been thinking about for a while. A fellow team member vocally outlined a number of holes in the plan, leaving Valerie feeling shaken.

Be the Water, Not the Dam

Lead Change Blog

Something incredibly addictive and seductive happens when we change someone’s mind. We want to do it again and again. It’s lovely having so many people aligned with our beliefs. And for those who resist our efforts, we double down, confident that if we keep at it, someday we’ll prevail, and they’ll see things our way. After yet another disagreeable conversation with a determined resistor who was part of my inner circle and who wasn’t going anywhere, I took a step back.

The Making of Theodore Roosevelt

Leading Blog

T HEODORE ROOSEVELT was not a born leader. He certainly wasn’t destined to lead the charge up San Juan Hill or become the President of the United States. But he became the man that did. How Roosevelt became the leader we remember is a remarkable story.

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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.

Adaptation and Controlling Leadership Can’t Coexist

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Leaders who solve complex problems need a special blend of qualities - the curiosity to untangle the variables, the persistence to keep trying, and the openness to change beliefs and strategies as answers emerge from the chaos. . Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking ethical leadership ethical thinking ethics blog positive leadership systems thinking

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Building Influence – 6 Ways to Earn Respect

RapidStart Leadership

What’s the secret to building influence? Becoming more influential is actually a pretty simple matter. But simple doesn’t mean easy.

Reduce Employee Turnover

Lead Change Blog

Team leaders have a constant challenge that they must deal with – and it isn’t an easy one to overcome. Hundreds of managers and administrators across the country ask themselves each week – “How can I reduce employee turnover?”. And the answer is simple. You need to stop hiring and working with employees. That’s right. Employees are toxic. Employees are disengaged. Employees are not owners and do not take initiative. Employees make life difficult for you and your teammates.

Let’s Go Invent Tomorrow

Leading Blog

L ET'S GO INVENT TOMORROW is a collection of 365 quotes on business and life from Richard Branson, Sergey Brin, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Jack Ma, Elon Musk, Larry Page, Carlos Slim, Oprah Winfrey, and Mark Zuckerberg. Some are inspiring, and most are thought-provoking.

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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.

Lousy Leaders Enjoy Swinging the Stick of Accountability

Leadership Freak

Lousy leaders enjoy swinging the stick of accountablilty. Ineffective leaders might ask, “How do I hold people accountable?” Their real question is, “How do I pressure resistant people into doing what I want… Continue reading → Accountability Growth Leadership Leadership Development

Everyday Winners – How to Build Mental Toughness One Day at a Time

RapidStart Leadership

How do you win the daily struggle to get out the door? Temperatures have been dropping lately. Now it takes more effort to get out the door for my morning run. Yesterday I had to analyze the weather. Contend with warm clothing decisions. Wrestle them all on.

Ditching the Corner Office for Good

In the CEO Afterlife

Six years ago, Fortune Magazine published my reflections on my rise to the corner office, my life as a CEO and how I coped with the years that followed my exit from the corporate throne. I’ll cut to the chase; my days in the CEO afterlife are as fulfilling as ever.

Shake it Off

Leading Blog

I T'S EASY FOR LITTLE THINGS to hang you up at work. A customer tells you they are unhappy with a job, your boss gives you that dreaded look of displeasure or a coworker mocks your new haircut. Negative memories can linger for a long time. Well you’re about to get a leadership lesson from a dog.

How Quick Answers Make Us Stupid

Leadership Freak

Leaders who give quick answers end up surrounded by low-functioning sleepwalkers. Quick answers propagate shallow thinking, irresponsibility, and low engagement. The need for quick answers makes us fear the disruption of new thoughts.… … Continue reading → Curiosity Fear Personal Growth Growth Leadership Leadership Development

Transparency – All Cards Face-Up

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Paul Sean Hill Creating and leading high-performing teams in any setting requires a high-trust environment. A critical component in creating and keeping that trust is complete transparency across the team. Having seen the empowering effect of this … Continue reading → Trust culture expertise responsibility transparency truth

3 Positive Lifestyle Changes You Can Make Now

Women on Business

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Three Keys to Greater Focus

Kevin Eikenberry

In the world today with electronics of all kinds beckoning us, with the speed of the world ever quickening, and with work expectations continuing to ramp up with leaner organizations and a 24/7 world, we are all feeling it.

Secret Sauce: Mike Bowker Chief Operating Officer of Cable One

Leadership Freak

Welcome to “Secret Sauce Sunday.” I invite leaders who I admire to share real world leadership principles they have learned on their journey. The insights that follow are born in Mike Bowker’s experience.… … Continue reading → Secret Sauce

Living the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

Those who follow my blog have an idea of how I’m spending my time as a retired CEO. I’m working – not for money, for fun.

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Which Lead Generation Tactics Get the Best Results

Strategy Driven

The worst number in business is one. If you have just one source of leads, it is only a question of time when the price per click goes up or the targeting options change or the viewership of the publication changes. Because of this, you want to have several lead generation mechanisms in place.

Do you have these 5 leadership traits?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Ron Schutz : Confidence is my #1 trait for leadership as an entrepreneur. There must be a proper balance of humility and belief in one’s talents. The excess of this is arrogance; the demonstration of pride! A simple reality could be, do people respect you and seek out your opinion or do they avoid you as much as possible? Prideful people turn others off. Confident people attract others to their strength. #2 2 Vision.

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Accusations of Louis C.K.’s Sexual Misconduct are True

Leadership Freak

Five women accused comedian Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct. He’s the latest in a recent avalanche of accusations that began in October with Harvey Weinstein. Louis said, “These stories are true.” Louis’ apology… Continue reading → Accountability Courage Leadership Development

Happy 241st Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

General Leadership

“Admiration of the Nation. We’re the finest ever seen. And we glory in the title. Of United States Marines” Early words to the last stanza of the first verse of the “Marines’ Hymn”. Happy 241st Birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps! On November 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia, and passed a resolution stating that “two Battalions of Marines be raised” for service as landing forces with the fleet.

Four Tips on Hiring an SEO Agency for Your Startup

Strategy Driven

In today’s business market, online brand visibility is key to getting your new start-up off the ground.

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