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

Six Ways to Make Your Presentation a Hit

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Ted Frank Scientists say our attention spans are now shorter than a goldfish, so it’s more important than ever to make our presentations as engaging and compelling as possible. How can we do that?

7 Social Media Mistakes that Could Ruin Your Chances to Land a New Job

Women on Business

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Is the Time Right For You to Speak Out?

Lead Change Blog

Google “songs about money” and entries like “40 best songs about money” and “12 best songs about money. EVER” pop up. The search results are less abundant if you google “songs about ethics.” No 12- or 40-best lists appear. Top 10 social and political songs of our times” is as close as it gets.

Four Motivational Phrases Used by Top Leaders Every Day

Career Advancement

“Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.” ” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson~. Caleb, a manager in his workplace, often found himself fumbling for words. He wanted to learn how to make the most of his daily interactions with employees, even the brief ones.

3 Problems with Being Too Nice as a Leader

Ron Edmondson

I remember talking with a leader not long ago. She’s an incredibly kind and gentle person. She’s smart, hard-working, and loyal. She’s a relational leader and usually brings out the best in people, so she’s had success in leadership.

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3 Critical Ways Every Leader Must Spend Time

Ron Edmondson

Time is one of the greatest assets of any leader. Learning to balance a leader’s time effectively is often a key in determining the level of success the leader attains. In my experience, every leader has three critical segments where they must invest their time on a regular basis.

Gender Inequality in the Workplace – Not Just a Women’s Issue

Women on Business

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6 Keys to Inspiring Leadership, No Matter Your Style

Lead Change Blog

The first thing you’ve got to let go in order to be a great leader is the stereotype in your head. Good leaders come in every shape and size. Some are indeed smartly dressed, tall and authoritative. Others, however, might be short, introverted or less domineering in their approach.

10 Heart-Based Questions that Produce the Very Best Decisions

Leadership Freak

The future is shaped by today’s decisions. Failure to make decisions ends leadership. Forward-facing decisions always impact behaviors. If behaviors don’t change, everything stays the same. Decision making tools are useful and necessary, but fall short. … Continue reading → Decisions Marks of leaders Leadership Development

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7 Suggestions for Pastors When a Good Staff Member Leaves the Church

Ron Edmondson

This post came to me after hanging out with one of my favorite people I’ve ever worked with. I hated when we parted ways professionally. Let’s be honest, pastors. When you have great staff people, the team is set and everything is going well, it’s hard when someone leaves.

6 Ways to Improve Your Company’s Working Capital

Women on Business

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February 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the February 2017 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! In a recent webinar, Jack Quarles, author of Expensive Sentences , talked about the trap of “we’ve always done it that way” and how that can adversely impact productivity and morale.

Leading Leaders – How to be Successful

General Leadership

GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “The key to leading today is influence, not authority.” ” Ken Blanchard. So you have a boss.

7 Reasons Leaders Dump Delegation

Ron Edmondson

Perhaps one of the biggest reasons I see for stalled growth, low morale of teams, and not sustaining momentum has to do with leaders who refuse to delegate. They simply won’t.

How to Stop Wasting Time in Meetings

Leadership Freak

If high blood pressure excites you, call a meeting with an ineffective, malfunctioning, low-performing, time wasting team. The problem of waste is compounded because high level leaders spend most of their time in… Continue reading → Leading Meetings and agendas Teams Meetings

Real Leaders Don’t Make Excuses

Lead Change Blog

There are so many ways we get in our own way. You might know a team member who regularly pipes up with, “We tried that 5 years ago and it didn’t work.” Maybe you have your own go-to excuse, like, “That’s the way we’ve always done it.”. Of course, it never seems like an excuse at the time.

5 Tips to Use the Power of ‘Why’ to Boost Employee Performance

Women on Business

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Stand Out From The Crowd With The Right Communication Skills.

Rich Gee Group

I’ve invited Erin Ardleigh, President of Dynama Insurance and one of the best professionals I know, to give you a few tips on successful communication in business: I say “insurance salesperson”…. You think, let me guess, “pushy”, “slick”, “fast talker”.

How to Stop Wasting Time in Meetings

Leadership Freak

If high blood pressure excites you, call a meeting with an ineffective, malfunctioning, low-performing, time wasting team. The problem of waste is compounded because high level leaders spend most of their time in… Continue reading → Leading Meetings and agendas Teams Meetings

Try This Surprisingly Simple Way to Raise the Bar

Let's Grow Leaders

She looked right at me and yelled across the gym floor with conviction, “You are a dancer!” ” Now there are a lot of labels I’m ready to buy: “You are a leader!” ” I hope so. “You are a Mom!”

Using Financial Analysis to Diagnose Your Company’s Health

Women on Business

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It Wasn't 2016's Fault. 2017 is Not the Hero. Wherever We Go, There We Are.

Anese Cavanaugh

Catching up with an old friend this past weekend, talking about the New Year and how 2017 is shaping up, he launched into a rant about 2016. 2016 was so brutal, dear Lord I was just so happy to get out of that year and into the next. 2016 terrorized me. Constant anxiety. People were just a*holes.

Sincerity Doesn’t Erase Ignorance: 7 Ways to Capitalize on the Strength of Your Leaders

Leadership Freak

Everyone knows what you don’t do well. Confused or inexperienced leaders pay too much attention to people who point out their lack and challenge them to improve weaknesses. Ignorant helpfulness: “To focus on… Continue reading → Strengths Success Leadership Leadership Development organizational success

Leading In Difficult Times With Steve Armstrong

Joseph Lalonde

Answers From Leadership Episode 31 Steve Armstrong is a Calgary-based speaker, educator, and consultant. He’s skilled at helping leaders develop followers into leaders and building dedicated, loyal, and remarkable teams.

What Excuses are You Looking For?

Kevin Eikenberry

Listen in to any conversation for very long and you will hear them… Excuses. Excuses are so prevalent in our words and thoughts that we often miss them. Why are they so pervasive? Because they work.

6 Steps You Should Take Immediately as a New Manager

RapidStart Leadership

They made you a new manager. Now what? Whatever you did to become a new manager is probably not enough to help you be successful there. Leading well is a skill set of its own. To help you make the adjustment successfully, it helps to have a plan.

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How to Help Reluctant Team Members Move From Self-Doubt to Gusto

Leadership Freak

He wanted the new opportunity. Yet, he sat there wondering, “What if I fail?” Finally I said, “I have a word for you. ‘Gusto.’ ’ How might you pursue this opportunity with gusto? The… Continue reading → Passion Leadership Questions

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8 Successful Tips For Connecting With Remote Workers

leaderCommunicator

In this world where so many of us are connected 24/7 through technology, there are still many employees who—believe it or not—are hard to reach. I’m talking about people who have limited face-to-face visibility with senior leaders, or even with their supervisors.

3 Ways to Use Excess Working Capital to Increase Profits

Women on Business

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Driving Sales: What it Takes to Make it Happen

Strategy Driven

Running a business means having to hit sales targets. If you keep falling short and making fewer sales than you would ideally like to, you should try to rethink your strategy. Sales don’t need to slump and decline for your business.

10 Heart-Based Questions that Produce the Very Best Decisions

Leadership Freak

The future is shaped by today’s decisions. Failure to make decisions ends leadership. Forward-facing decisions always impact behaviors. If behaviors don’t change, everything stays the same. Decision making tools are useful and necessary, but fall short. … Continue reading → Decisions Marks of leaders Leadership Development

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9 Ways Learning Events Can Flop

Nathan Magnuson

As a talent development professional, I’ve been privileged to lead, observe and participate in many types of learning and training events. I’m often invited by vendors to sit in on their training in the hopes I’ll make a purchase.

Leadership Effectiveness at Work

Coaching Tip

Personality at Work has introduced broad research showing strong links between a leader's personality and outcomes--sometimes, extraordinary. . Organizations are shaped as much by the personalities of their leaders as by product innovations, marketing prowess, or technical ingenuity, yet identifying personality attributes that promote or inhibit organizational effectiveness has been an elusive goal, despite the existence of assessment centers and executive coaching.

Struggling With Marketing? Here’s How To Improve It Immediately

Strategy Driven

There is no doubt in any business owner’s mind that marketing is a central part of the foundation of any company. Proper marketing does much more than just promote a product. On a grander scale, it enables a business to place itself in exactly the position it needs to be for greater ongoing success.