Sat.Jan 05, 2019 - Fri.Jan 11, 2019

Courageous Servant Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

I had one of my most profound, memorable, touching experiences in Washington, D.C. two weeks ago that I’ve realized after reflection has some important connections to leadership.

Setting Yourself Up to Lead in 2019

Kevin Eikenberry

rThere are predictions and prognostications of all sorts at the start of a new year. If you read enough of these you will find some that completely contradict each other. I will not share either, rather I make five promises.

What’s Your Story?

Leading Blog

W HAT GREAT LEADERS have in common is their ability to communicate and create meaning from their words. Much of that ability speaks to the ability to listen and read between the lines to develop an understanding with those you lead. Great stories begin with great listening.

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8 Steps to Jumpstarting a Truth-telling Workplace Culture

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Jim Haudan and Rich Behrens : What do a water cooler, bathroom, and hallway all have in common? These are three places in the workplace where people feel “safe” to tell the truth. Many leaders believe that their people feel safe in telling them what they think and feel. But this is a misconception—or a blind spot, as we call it in our book, What Are Your Blind Spots? Conquering the 5 Misconceptions that Hold Leaders Back.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From A Quiet Place

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I missed A Quiet Place in the theaters. After watching it this past weekend, I’m kicking myself for waiting so long to see A Quiet Place. The movie takes place sometime in the future where the world has been decimated by monsters who have hyper-sensitive hearing.

The most amazing question

Aspire-CS

Photo credit: 123RF. In the formative stages of my career I was a Human Resources generalist for a large Pharmaceutical company. As an avowed problem-solver I got frustrated when people came to me with drawn-out tales of workplace woe that I just couldn’t solve for them.

How to Win in Africa

Leading Blog

I N THE WESTERN WORLD, we often do not have an accurate picture of Africa as a growing marketplace. We frequently imagine a continent of villages and stories of corruption and violence dominate our perspective.

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How to Think Like a Futurist

Strategy Driven

Being a futurist means paying attention to new patterns or trends that are slowly percolating up through the market and/or society that have the potential to catch on in a major way. It’s about coming up with possible scenarios for the future given these developments.

Making This Your Best Year Ever

Joseph Lalonde

This past year might have been a year full of struggles. You may have faced overwhelming business challenges. You may have gone through a relationship breakup. Or you might have lost your home due to reasons beyond your control. But maybe last year wasn’t so bad.

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Elon Musk, Joking Around is Serious Business!

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Jamie Anderson and Gabor George: Truly creative leaders tap ideas from all ranks, and are typically skillful at fostering innovation. They are open to diverse perspectives, and willing to take risks. These leadership characteristics can be further enhanced by humor.

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The Key to Sustainable Performance

Lead Change Blog

As an organization, as a leader, sustainable performance is key to build and maintain an excellent organization. Sustainable performance means coworkers do excellent work without falling into the traps of burnout or workaholism. Sustainable performance means your organization efficiently and effectively provides quality products and services, is blessed with low absenteeism and low staff-turnover. All of this is good for the bottom line. Sustainable Performance and Engagement.

Systems Thinking: Using the 5 Whys

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton In my Applied Ethics Class last fall, I introduced my students to the Five Whys. This is a simple and valuable tool for getting to the root cause of problems. We may think we understand why something happened but when we "fix" whatever we think is the sole cause we don't always get the intended result. The reason for that is that problems tend to have multiple causes. They happen in the context of multiple processes.

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6 Reasons Your Staff Keeps You in the Dark

Let's Grow Leaders

Do you ever feel like your staff keeps you in the dark? Do you ever wonder if they’re going out of their way to keep you out of their way? That seems ridiculous. AND, it’s entirely possible. Here’s the scary part if […].

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Leadership Development Goals for 2019

Great Leadership By Dan

One of my most read series of posts is my somewhat yearly list of New Year’s development goals for leaders. I don’t go back and check previous years, so there may be duplicates, as there should be. Things like “striving to be a better listener” come up each year as I work with leaders from around the world. In my coaching practice, I usually start with a 360-degree assessment and use that as to help leaders identify and choose their development goals.

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The Leadership Mirror – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Most of us look in a mirror every day – and sometimes more than once! But I’m not talking about looking in a mirror in this regard. In this episode, I am advocating for a mirror as it relates to our leadership and I’m asking a few questions to help you understand what you’ll see […]. The post The Leadership Mirror – Remarkable TV appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

Taming a Strength That’s Become a Weakness

Lead Change Blog

Darryl has a hard time seeing the new year as a blank slate opportunity for tackling issues at work. His employer went through substantial changes during the year—new ownership, new management team, new way of leading—and now wants leaders who are multi-dimensional. Because Darryl’s performance isn’t in line with their expectations, his boss told him future promotions were unlikely as long as he remained too competitive, too logical, too judgmental, too focused on results and tradition.

Give Them Something to Believe In

Nathan Magnuson

Recently retired Kansas State football coach Bill Snyder famously crafted 16 Goals for Success which he used with his football teams over his decades of coaching. Goal #13 stated, “Expect to win… and truly believe we will.”

11 Fundamental Tips for Communicating Across Cultures

leaderCommunicator

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How To Plan Your Offer Funnel Like A Pro

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]. Marketing marketing funnel offer funnel online marketing sales funnel

Things EVERY Employee Should Learn from You

Strategy Driven

If you want to be an effective business owner and manager, then you really do need to take your employees under your wing. There are numerous things that your staff need to know above and beyond their job role and any associated skills they need to do that job well.

New Learning from an Old Master

Kevin Eikenberry

One of the most influential books I have read is Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill. In fact, I have read it several times. Originally published in 1937, it has sold over 80 million copies. Hill can clearly be seen as an old master – one worth reading.

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Trade Hubris for Humility

Mills Scofield

Salko ‘21, Kyra ‘20, Jake ‘20, me, Matt ‘18.5, Nate ‘19, John ‘21, Samanee ‘19. One of the reasons I love mentoring students is because it keeps me learning, exploring , questioning and challenging my beliefs – keeping me relevant and useful to the world (I hope!).

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How to Stay Healthy While Sitting at Your Desk and Working All Day

Women on Business

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Do Your Employees Tell You the Truth? How to Foster an Environment Where They Do

Strategy Driven

Are the people in your organization telling you the truth? As a manager, if you ask someone working for you, “What should we be doing better?” or “Where can we improve?” how honest do you think he or she will be?

Preview Thursday: The Leadership Killer

Lead Change Blog

We are pleased to present this excerpt from The Leadership Killer by Bill Treasurer and Captain John Havlik. When Bigshots Buckle: Pressure Points All Leaders Face. Leadership is hard. All leaders will eventually confront this reality. Sure, leadership can be attractive and rewarding, but that doesn’t mean it’s obligation free. When you’re a leader, you face fast-moving situations and unrelenting demands.

Hey Leader, One More Time: It’s Not About YOU!

Leadership Freak

New Book Giveaway!! 20 free copies!! Leave a comment on this guest post by Bill Treasurer to become eligible to win one of twenty complimentary copies of, The Leadership Killer: Reclaiming Humility in… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Humility Leadership Development

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Respect Must Be Earned? When?

ReImagine Work

I've heard this so many times. It bugs me. I saw this on a popular business blog, which featured a post titled, "10 Things Good Bosses Do." Here’s the relevant excerpt

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Top Trends for Entrepreneurs in 2019

Strategy Driven

Entrepreneurs need to understand the changing markets that they are involved in. No matter their sector, failure to understand what modern consumers are looking for and the best ways to meet those needs, is one of the main reason for business failure.

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Are You Triaging or Prioritizing Your Work?

Next Level Blog

If you’ve ever had to make a trip to the emergency room (hopefully not) or watched a medical drama on TV (probably so), you’ve seen a team of doctors, nurses and other team members doing triage. Triage is the process of assessing which patients need immediate treatment or attention and which can wait until after the more urgent cases are addressed.

Shazam and Other Ridiculous Solutions

Leadership Freak

The simple habit that changes my life is putting my fingers on the keyboard and starting to type. I’m never sure of the result. I am sure of the first step. Even a… Continue reading → Accountability Motivation Personal Growth Solutions Success Growth Leadership Development organizational success

The Danger When a Leader is Always Right

Let's Grow Leaders

When a leader is always right, they’re not effective. If you had been with me early in my career, you would have seen my growing frustration. My first job out of grad school was teaching and I had a class of students who […].

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Using Big Data in the Classroom

Strategy Driven

Businesses the world over are leaping into the use of big data. The analysis of the vast amounts of consumer data is helping business to create more effective marketing strategies and streamline their business process. However, it’s not just businesses that are using this valuable tool.

Building trust with your teams

Lead on Purpose

Another key element of a successful product management organization is creating trust with your teams, the teams you work with to build your products. Creating relationships of trust sets a foundation for the work you and your teams will need … Continue reading → Leadership Product Management Trust dedication global economy partnerships products

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Lust for Skittles and Other Bad Habits

Leadership Freak

Wouldn’t it be great if lust for humility was as strong as lust for Skittles? Bad habits: Bad habits are like hungry babies screaming for attention. When you break a bad habit, you… Continue reading → Humility Personal Growth Success Taking others higher Growth Leadership Development

Weekly Round-Up: New Year’s Resolutions for CEOs & Internal Comms Pros, Cementing Your Leadership Brand, Internal Comms Best Practices for 2019, 3 (Not-so-Easy) Steps to Nail Thought Leadership

leaderCommunicator

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts.

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Business Politics Practices – Delay Tactics

Strategy Driven

Delays are a powerful tool that can be exercised by almost anyone.

Influence Requires Trust: Three Ways to Be More Trustworthy

Change Starts Here

Trust is a necessary prerequisite of influence because it is the foundation of healthy relationships. Put simply, people are more likely to be influenced by someone they trust. On the other hand, the absence of trust creates resistance to change by creating doubt, uncertainty, and fear.