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3 Steps To Self-Awareness For Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

In the midst of being put on trial for corrupting the youth of Athens, Socrates uttered the famous line, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” He was well aware of the fact that, in order to truly live and lead as we ought, we first have to know who we are.

Clarity and Character-Based Leaders

Lead Change Blog

A lack of clarity can be very frustrating. We obsess over meaningless details and our uncertainty makes us decide over and over again. We waste effort worrying about factors outside our control. Clarity produces many benefits for character-based leaders. Being clear demands effort, but produces great results. Clarity brings out our courage. When we select something, we must choose not to select many others. One of my most persistent difficulties lies in my love of options.

The Excellence Dividend

Leading Blog

T OM PETERS has produced another thought-provoking book. The Excellence Dividend is 100% Peters. He is a fanatical lifelong learner and this book represents a summary of what he has learned over the last few decades. He considers it a sequel to In Search of Excellence.

Unstoppable: 12 Ways to Find the Courage to Continue

RapidStart Leadership

“How do your find the courage to continue?” ” Teddy Roosevelt once reminded us that “Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty.” ” But in our struggles to achieve, that difficulty can be enough to make us want to quit. Where can we … Unstoppable: 12 Ways to Find the Courage to Continue Read More ». The post Unstoppable: 12 Ways to Find the Courage to Continue appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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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.

Strategies To Help You Launch Your Business Idea

Strategy Driven

There is no hiding from the fact that more people are launching their own businesses these days. It might be in terms of wanting more flexibility, a better lifestyle or money making opportunities to take advantage of.

Understanding the Change Process

Lead Change Blog

In my February post , I described a simple case study of how I used Michael Fullan’s model in my change consultancy practice. An essential element of Michael’s model is understanding change. In this month’s post, I will explore further what he means by that and how I practice it. Many change efforts founder and fail. My experience, and much of the literature on change, indicates that failed efforts were ill-conceived and even more poorly led.

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Four Ways to Avoid Catastrophic Thinking

Kevin Eikenberry

Catastrophic thinking is a term used to describe extreme worrying. It is the thought cycle we go through when we think about the worst possible outcome, and those thoughts make it hard to think about anything else. This happened to me today.

You Lose What You Don’t Use

Joseph Lalonde

Every year I look forward to ice climbing in February. Every year I remember how much fun I had climbing frozen waterfalls in Munising and the camaraderie of my ice climbing buddies. I also remember how easy ice climbing came to me my first year. Image by Freddy Bahena.

175: The Excellence Dividend | with Tom Peters

Engaging Leader

In the next two decades, nearly 50% of white-collar jobs are at risk, either to automation or artificial intelligence (AI), according to analysis by Oxford University. Every leader and every worker need to ask: What will be left for people to do that machines can’t do better or cheaper?

10 Ways to Show Up as a Positive Leader When the House is on Fire

Leadership Freak

Good Afternoon Dan, So here is my question. I would love some advice on, how the heck can I get myself to show up as a positive leader day-to-day. This reader’s question was… Continue reading → Optimism Stress

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.

22 Resources For Developing Ethical Thinking

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton This week I'm sharing a collection of hand-picked resources that will help you upgrade your thinking. With all of the ethical messes in the news recently, this seems to be the right time to help you focus on PREVENTION as applied to thinking. It's our thinking, after all, that determines what we decide to do under pressure. .

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Change Makers and Company Transformation

Lead Change Blog

Many traditional corporate organisations are struggling to adapt to the demands of the new world rapidly changing around them. They are clinging to the same ideas, talent management models, and ways of working with leaders who are either oblivious to the current mindset or too frightened to instigate change.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Little Prince

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article The Little Prince is a Netflix original movie based on the novella of the same name. Originally published in 1943 by writer and poet Antoine de Saint-Exupery under the title of Le Petit Prince, it tells the story of a young prince who visits Earth and the man who met him.


Leadership Freak

The only reason encouragement matters is discouragement is real. On June 2, 2011, I woke up discouraged and couldn’t think of anything to write. Then it hit me. Write about overcoming discouragement. I… Continue reading → Encouragement energy Leadership Development

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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.

Focus on Trust – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Trust is the foundation of some extremely important business issues. From retention to employee engagement to Customer satisfaction and productivity – you likely won’t be satisfied with any of these unless there is trust.

3 Steps of Brand Building and Why Social Media Matters to Your Personal Brand

Women on Business

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3 Ways Your Company Is Using Technology Wrong

Strategy Driven

As a business owner, you’re probably fed up of hearing about how important technology is for your business. You know that by now and you’ve probably made some updates to the tech in your office and started to see some of the benefits.

The Worst Lies

Leadership Freak

Words are rudders. The most powerful words you say are the ones you say to yourself. The worst lies you tell are the ones you tell yourself. Self-deception blocks authentic leadership. Self-deception:… Continue reading → Lies Leaders Believe Growth Leadership Development organizational success

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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.

A Hippie, a Neuroscientist, and Your Favorite Boss Walk into a Bar…

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Chris Dyer: To insert a little fun, my team and I often take three types of people, and imagine what they might have in common, or what they might discuss at a bar. This is a fun way to get people talking, and to loosen up the mood at any meeting. Who would order the drink with a fancy umbrella? Who might get a club soda? Who suggests shots? What on Earth would they talk about?

Lolly Daskal Podcast Interview – How to Embrace Your Greatness

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Please join me for an inspiring and informative conversation as I talk with my friend and colleague Lolly Daskal, author of the bestselling book The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness. During our 20-minute podcast, Lolly talked about: How greatness resides in each of us, and how to fully embrace your greatness. How […]. The post Lolly Daskal Podcast Interview – How to Embrace Your Greatness appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

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Three Important Points to Include in Your Business Plan

Strategy Driven

Business plans are a prelude to success, and failing to create one is a mistake that too many small businesses make.

How to Practice Ethical Buttering Up

Leadership Freak

Butter is the reason we eat popcorn. Broccoli is intolerable without butter. In our house we put butter on peanut butter sandwiches. Everything’s better with butter. Except watermelon.) Buttering up: Buttering up is… Continue reading → Gratitude Taking others higher Leadership Development organizational success

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Why you need to have a hobby


Photo credit: Mary Jo Asmus. For a leader who is often expected to have all of the answers, you also need to have curiosity and a desire to continue learning. Leadership can’t really be taught in a classroom but it can be learned as you experience your life.

There are Solutions to Employee Turnover – Do You Know What They Are?

Kevin Eikenberry

Perhaps the most prevalent frustration and concern I have heard from leaders and organizations recently centers around the frustration, costs, and yes, pain of employee turnover. The costs are high in time, stress, and a sense of loss (depending on who is leaving).

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Signs Your Marketing Campaign Has past Its Sell by Date

Strategy Driven

Online marketing is something that never remains stagnant. The industry constantly moves forward and new trends and approaches are being developed all of the time. If you want to stay at the forefront of your industry, you are going to need to adapt and progress.

Why Performance Declines After Praise

Leadership Freak

Generally speaking, it’s better to praise someone for not smoking than warning them about lung cancer. But we typically default to warnings. When you see a friend smoking, what’s the first thing you… Continue reading → Change Encouragement Motivation Taking others higher Growth Leadership Development Organizational Development

Managing Priorities: A Key to Leadership Success

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Martin Lanik : As a leader, do you scramble to get your work done at the very last minute or tend to cram the night before a big meeting? Are your team members often confused about what to do and unable to complete their assignments on time? These problems can usually be solved if you learn to improve one very important leadership skill: managing priorities.

What Your Employee Probably Isn’t Telling You

ReImagine Work

It’s easy to see our employees, co-workers, and supervisors only as the carefully cultivated masks they present to us. They are just the person who parks next to us or holds the door for us. They may be the person who owes us an email or who not is cooperating with our latest project.

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Four Ways to Avoid Catastrophic Thinking

Kevin Eikenberry

Catastrophic thinking is a term used to describe extreme worrying. It is the thought cycle we go through when we think about the worst possible outcome, and those thoughts make it hard to think about anything else. This happened to me today.

How to Challenge Confident Creatives

Leadership Freak

This post is over 300 words! Dear Dan, I manage a large team of creatives who range from 20 to 70 years of age. I fall in the earlier category. Part of my… Continue reading → Curiosity Feedback Innovation Culture Growth Leadership Development

Four Ways to Customize a Change Management Approach to Fit Your Organization

Change Starts Here

At last month’s Organization Change Alliance meeting in Atlanta, five panelists shared their experience with building change capability within their organizations.

Sales Team Performance: How to Up the Game

Let's Grow Leaders

What are the one or two behaviors, if you did them consistently, would dramatically improve your sales team performance? “Build deeper, trusting relationships.” ” Table stakes. “Add real strategic value.” ” Amen.

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How to Get Creative, Organized, and Productive Using Paper at Work

Women on Business

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link]. Women On Business Sponsors productivity