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5 Elements of Working Out Loud by @JohnStepper

QAspire

When I started this blog in 2006, I only thought of it as a repository of my own lessons as a new manager. Little did I know that this space will become one of the most important learning and sharing tools for me over years.

The Role of Pride in Effective Leadership

Kevin Eikenberry

Pride, like many words in the English language, can be complicated. Pride, as a noun means delight, pleasure and joy – a feeling of deep satisfaction; and it also means arrogance, vanity and egotism – an excessively high opinion of one’s self. Pride is also a verb, meaning to take satisfaction in.

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7 Bible Verses Every Leader Needs To Memorize

Joseph Lalonde

One of the greatest business books ever written isn’t even considered a business book. Many people call it a religious tome. That book? The Holy Bible. Image by Dwight Stone. There’s so much wisdom contained within the good book.

How to Boost Morale in Your Office

Women on Business

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A Fresh, Fast, and Fun Way to Focus Your Team

Let's Grow Leaders

If you’re like most managers, you’re neck deep in performance agreements, stretch goals, and the dance between managing your boss’s expectations and warning your team not to sandbag. How you spend January can make the difference between a breakthrough and mediocre 2017.

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The Most Successful Organizations Empower People to Think

Ron Edmondson

Without worrying about the rules. Several years ago I had problems with my cable service. I made numerous phone calls and several trips to the company; all in an attempt to correct the problem while politely obeying what I was told to do.

The Three Dumbest Things Leaders Do When Things are Going Well

Leadership Freak

Play to win or get out of the way. Successful leaders focus on success. Progress, momentum, and growth are precious things. Fuel them with all you have in you. The three dumbest… Continue reading → Marks of leaders Passion Success Taking others higher Leadership Development leadership success organizational success

How to Manage Business Transformation and Keep Your Sanity

N2Growth Blog

Transforming a business is a lot like changing the tires on a truck while it is slamming down the highway at 90 miles an hour. The business world doesn’t stop just because you need to optimize your operations.

Your Lesson from Undercover Boss

Kevin Eikenberry

Every week on the show, Undercover Boss, a CEO or Senior Executive disguises themselves as someone else for one reason: to spend a day in the life of one of their employees and to see what is really happening inside their organizations.

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3 Examples of Being a Leader For a Season

Ron Edmondson

I am frequently contacted when someone is debating the right time to leave a leadership position. I once wrote 10 Scenarios to Determine If It’s Time to Quit. It’s still one of my more requested blog topics.

How to Accept Imperfection Like a Leader

Leadership Freak

If I could begin my leadership journey again, I’d accept imperfection. Leadership begins after you accept imperfection. If I could take back the time I wasted on searching for perfection – before I… Continue reading → Personal Growth Success Growth Leadership Development organizational success

6 Ways to Manifest Your Dreams Using the Power of your Brain

Women on Business

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Why You Want to Lead a Team with Transferable Skills and How to Build One

Lead Change Blog

When companies talk about talent development, retention, and succession planning, words like “cross-training,” “knowledge transfer,” and “redundancy” tend to crop-up. I’m a big fan of these techniques, as they work in organizations large and small.

Write what you think, hear what you say

Jason Womack

Years ago, I realized I think I in pictures. I'm a visual person. Quickly. I see things come together, it's easy for me to jump from A to M to Z. It happens so fast, it amazes me; sometimes it's. Efficiency/Effectiveness Performance The Little Things

3 People to Throw Off the Team

Leadership Freak

Teams have more potential than individuals, only if individual members make them function effectively. Danger: Poorly functioning teams: Waste time. Squander resources. Discourage talent. Drain organizational energy. The power of one: One distracting… Continue reading → Teams Leadership Development organizational success

Ego Free Leadership

Coaching Tip

At a time when workers feel a sense of disconnect with their jobs and companies-- a September 2015 Gallup Poll recorded U.S. employee engagement levels at thirty one percent, with almost twenty percent of employees actively disengaged --it's vital that leaders of organizations be able to recognize how their own behaviors and egos might be contributing factors.

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How Would You Answer This Question About Your Leadership?

Tanveer Naseer

When it comes to leadership, there are many facets that we examine and explore in our drive to learn how we can succeed in leading our team and organization.

3 Steps to Rebrand Yourself When You Want to Pivot into a New Area

Women on Business

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5 Step Process to Take a Dream to Reality

Ron Edmondson

How we took an idea to multi-site to reality. I like to see dreams and goals become reality. In my personal experience, however, and from viewing the experiences of others, most of us have more ideas than we have reality.

The Biggest Barrier to Your Team’s Development? You.

Lead Change Blog

Years ago I had a peer (I’ll call her Nancy) who complained constantly about her team. We were both managers of large sales teams, worked for the same overly demanding boss, and had to manage in a period of never-ending restructuring and downsizing.

How to Inspire Teams to Pull Together Rather than Fall Apart

Leadership Freak

I asked a group to talk about a time when they saw an organization pulling together. They talked about shared problems and crisis. Give people a shared problem if you want them to pull… Continue reading → Solutions Leadership Development organizational success

Overcome speaker anxiety to become a fearless and engaging speaker

Career Advancement

Guest Post by Deborah Shames. I confess. To this day, I experience anxiety before delivering a keynote or leading my business group. I have trouble quieting my mind and sleeping the night before. I imagine everything that could go wrong, and question whether I’ve prepared enough.

7 Non-Negotiable Values for Teams I Lead

Ron Edmondson

Leader, what do you look for when you bring a person on to your team? More importantly perhaps, what expectations do you have for people who serve on your team? Over the years, both of these questions have been important for me to answer.

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Do team values unite or divide your team?

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Your team’s ability to work together effectively hinges on trust. And when values are violated, trust disintegrates. Values are our deeply held beliefs about what is right, and we all have values that guide our choices and actions whether consciously or unconsciously.

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How to Inspire Teams to Pull Together Rather than Fall Apart

Leadership Freak

I asked a group to talk about a time when they saw an organization pulling together. They talked about shared problems and crisis. Give people a shared problem if you want them to pull… Continue reading → Solutions Leadership Development organizational success

Enlist The Right People To Your Team

Joseph Lalonde

No man is an island. And no leader leads alone. Every leader has the responsibility to fill his team with players who will take the organization to the next level. Too often, we see leaders fill their teams with yes men or people just like themselves. There’s no diversity to their teams.

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Women on Business is Sponsoring the 2017 Women in Strategy Summit

Women on Business

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Going Global? Choose Your Country Wisely

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Anna Schlegel : More than half of Google’s revenue comes from outside the United States. Facebook, Apple, or PayPal, all enjoy global success. These companies have “going global” down—they perform strongly in international markets, and can execute across borders because they embed globalization on their daily executive discussions. Develop a Globalization Strategy Part of the agility for a company to stay strong globally is the makeup of their country investment.

Work with True Believers – Smile and Ignore the Rest

Leadership Freak

Someone who doesn’t believe in your vision never helps you achieve it. Unbelievers: Don’t waste time convincing unbelievers to support an effort they understand, but don’t believe in. Work with true believers. Encourage weak believers. Ignore unbelievers. One passionate unbeliever has more power than many half-hearted believers. Dos and don’ts for dealing with unbelievers: Listen … … Continue reading → Change Success Vision

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Handling Tough Conversations with Employees

Kevin Eikenberry

It is a fact of a leader’s life. There will be tough conversations. Some will be about performance gaps, some may be about conflict, or some may be disciplinary. The tough ones will have emotion and will be seen by at least one party as bad news. Some leaders avoid them.

Management of Meanings: When the Gears Don’t Align

Lead Change Blog

This post is part of our 2017 Lead Change Group Guest Blogger Series. Today we are pleased to share a post from Susan Thorn.

It Doesn’t Have To Be Taxing: Simplifying Your Business Tasks

Strategy Driven

Think of everything you have to do in your day as a business owner. Think of the mass of tasks and work you have to perform. Think of the systems you rely on. When you stump it all together like that, running a business seems like hard work! And it is. There is no doubt about that whatsoever.

The Three Dumbest Things Leaders Do When Things are Going Well

Leadership Freak

Play to win or get out of the way. Successful leaders focus on success. Progress, momentum, and growth are precious things. Fuel them with all you have in you. The three dumbest… Continue reading → Marks of leaders Passion Success Taking others higher Leadership Development leadership success organizational success

Leadership Is More Than Just Leading Others

leaderCommunicator

Leadership Is More Than Focusing On Your Followers. One’s not a leader without followers; yet to be effective, the focus can’t be just on those who follow.

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