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Bridging the leadership gap in innovation

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Jesse Nieminen We’re living in an age where many industries are facing big changes. To thrive, or even survive, most companies need to find ways to innovate. Yet, most companies fail to do that. For example, according … Continue reading → Innovation Leadership Learning mission vision

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), Astrid (America Ferrera), Snotlout (Jonah Hill), Tuffnut (Justin Ripple), Ruffnut (Kristen Wiig), and the rest of the How To Train Your Dragon return in the third outing for How To Train Your Dragon.

Are Leaders Heroes?

Kevin Eikenberry

That is a very good question. Here is the short answer: It depends on how you define hero. With the common definition of a hero as a person with great strength or ability, you can make a list of leadership heroes, with very little problem.

The Leadership Killer

Leading Blog

T HE LEADERSHIP KILLER is in all of us, all of the time, just waiting to strike. It doesn’t discriminate—neither gender or race. The ironic thing is, we give it permission to kill. It’s our choice. In The Leadership Killer , Bill Treasurer and Captain John Havlik expose the leadership Killer.

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.

Lead Like Louie: Look Beyond Failure and Rejection

Lead Change Blog

Since adopting my rescue pup, Louie, in 2013, he and I have experienced many challenges as well as delightful adventures. Every interaction has given me PAWS to reflect on the leadership lessons I’ve learned over the years, many of which I will share in future articles.

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The 18 Best Business Books To Read During Your Lunch Break

Joseph Lalonde

The average American reads four books a year. Successful entrepreneurs like Bill Gates read 50. The fact is, reading is a fundamental part of your growth as an entrepreneur or workplace professional.

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Workplace and Life Advice You Can Use

Leading Blog

T HIRTY-NINE LEADERS were interviewed on subjects related to leadership and were assembled by Roger Dean Duncan into LeaderSHOP Volume 1: Workplace, Career, and Life Advice from Today’s Top Thought Leaders (not to be confused with the LeaderShop ).

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Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work

Lead Change Blog

Regardless of your responsibilities, you will inevitably face an individual or a team who appear unmotivated. Trying to motivate them is frustrating for everyone involved and it just doesn’t work.

Social Design for Modern Leaders

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Cheryl Heller : Successful leaders are different today than in times past. They do not dictate change, they see and guide it. They don’t try to control, instead they successfully navigate in chaos.

What Women Do That Holds Them Back From Succeeding At Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

There’s been a number of studies that have illustrated the challenges and obstacles women face that men don’t in trying to move into leadership positions. But are there actions and behaviours women are doing that are also impeding their ability to grow into effective leaders?

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.

LeadershipNow 140: February 2019 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from February 2019 that you don't want to miss: Leading with Emotional Intelligence by @SteveGutzler. VIDEO: Using describing language, rather than naming language , when evaluating employee performance makes feedback more effective and actionable. BruceTulgan. Rocket Fuel for New Manager Success by @artpetty. Are You Missing the Messages Hidden in Silence? by @WScottCochrane What is not being said is as important as what is being said.

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How to Build Trust-Filled Relationships in Fast-Changing Environments

Lead Change Blog

Tom is the HR Director for a large healthcare organization. Like others in his field, Tom has been charged with increasing employee engagement and retention. For several months, he and his team have been working behind closed doors on a new employee appreciation and recognition program. Tom’s team borrowed an idea from their health insurance company and created a rewards program that allows employees to earn points for demonstrating behaviors that contribute to a positive work environment.

Change the Game: 7 Ways to Build Teammates Who Can Do More

RapidStart Leadership

How do we increase the odds of “winning” with the team we have? At the beginning of any game, everyone starts with the same number of players on the board. And in the rush to get things done, we focus on moving those players around the best we can.

How to Get Your Boss Excited About Your Idea

Let's Grow Leaders

You’ve got a great idea you just know will improve the business. How do you get your boss excited? Okay, let’s be real, not just excited, but as excited as you are? 7 Ways to Get Your Boss Excited About Your Great Idea […].

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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.

First Look: Leadership Books for March 2019

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in March 2019. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases. Excellence Wins : A No-Nonsense Guide to Becoming the Best in a World of Compromise Horst Schulze. As the co-founder and former president of Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co., Schulze led the company to unprecedented multi-billion dollar growth, setting the business vision and people-focused standards that made the Ritz-Carlton brand globally elite.

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The 5 Ps of Conscious Success

Lead Change Blog

I live in the mountains of Colorado at about eight thousand feet in elevation. When it snows in Colorado, it really snows. There is nothing like looking out the window and seeing a world blanketed in snow. When it’s really deep, everything has a smooth, shapeless quality. Unless you know what lies beneath, it all looks the same. I have always been told that each snowflake is unique. The crystalline structure forms in different patterns each time the water vapor freezes in the atmosphere.

Improve The Quality Of Entrepreneurial Negotiations With Teamwork and Brainstorming

Strategy Driven

According to our research, the single biggest threat to entrepreneurial success is an inability to handle the negotiations that arise at key interactions in the evolution of a start-up.

Why Formal Education Isn’t Required To Lead

Joseph Lalonde

Education In Leadership. Whether you dropped out of college, are an up-and-coming young leader, or an older employee transitioning into a leadership position, you may be freaking out about your level of education. Especially if you haven’t had formal leadership training. For years, many businesses have been “requiring” team members to have a minimum level of education. You […] The post Why Formal Education Isn’t Required To Lead appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

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.

Thinking Beyond Polarities To Both/And Thinking

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton In this video, Michael DePass of CCL gives a brief introduction to polarity thinking and how it affects our communication and relationships with others. Polarity Thinking Risks and Limitations Thinking in an either/or way about a problem that has multiple sides/variables/perspectives limits our effectiveness.

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Successfully leading change is about reaching the trust point

Lead Change Blog

On 7th February 2018, I became the President of my local BNI Chapter, Invincible , here in North East England. I was selected for the role the day before by the franchise Co-executive Director and our Director Consultant. Over some months, they had worked tirelessly with our ‘core’ group while we secured sufficient members to re-launch the chapter. Sometimes it is not about your history. Six former, experienced BNI members began that ‘core’ group.

How Self-Care Can Improve Your Business

Strategy Driven

We know that taking care of ourselves at home is important. We know that eating well and exercising regularly is what will keep us healthy. But what about our work?

Collecting Gratitude – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

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Mindsets You Must Have To Be Successful Working At Home: Part One

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]. Work at Home/Telecommute work at home

Tell Them How to Turn on The Radio

Lead Change Blog

I was recently chatting with my colleague, Jack, about how each of our teams were adapting to the new ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system our company implemented six months ago. Most users are doing remarkably well in using the new technology in their daily work; however, as is the case with any large-scale change or training initiative, some are still struggling to gain competence with basic tasks. Jack relayed a story about when he worked for a defense contractor years ago.

The Effective Guide to Leadership Development Programme

Strategy Driven

What is a Leadership Development Program? Leadership development refers to specific programs utilized by organizations, in order to train or coach an employee(s) about effective leadership requirements.

Is the ideal sales team comprised of all Sales Wolves?

Sales Wolf Blog

I spend a great deal of time writing about Sales Wolves. What defines a Sales Wolf. How many organizations lack them or once they have them, fail to nurture and retain their Wolves. Sales Selection

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Win. Change Your Thinking, Change Your Destiny

Kevin Eikenberry

Many would call me a positive thinker. And if you looked at my bookshelves, you would find books by renowned positive thinkers – Norman Vincent Peale, Zig Ziglar, and Robert Schuller, to name a few.

Culture Eats Strategy for Lunch & Dinner!

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Fardad Fateri: There are thousands of business books and many of them are excellent so we knew from the outset writing yet another business book would get little to no attention. But we were passionate about our topic and we believed we had a great story to tell, a story that was grounded in academic research, a story that was lived by thousands of people over a ten year period and not formulated in an office at a university.

Decision-Making Warning Flag 2 – The Silent Nod

Strategy Driven

All too often it is not clear to executives and managers that they are in a decision-making situation. In many of these instances, they find themselves attending a briefing during which the presenter makes a recommendation for which he or she is seeking approval.

How to Overcome the Frustrations of Collaboration

Leadership Freak

It seems faster to make decisions on your own, especially when others don’t think like you. It’s simpler to give direction and expect obedience, than to endure the messy work of collaboration. The… Continue reading → Communication Personal Growth Decisions Growth Leadership Development

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Manage 2 Win Podcast on How Connection Cultures Make Organizations Successful

Michael Lee Stallard

It’s no secret that the right organizational culture can make companies more successful. That was the topic of conversation in a recent Manage 2 Win podcast hosted by Jeff Russell.

Rules? Which rules when?

Tony Mayo

Tony Mayo Executive Coach. As a coach and advisor to business owners, I find that the resolutions for many the of our most complex, challenging management situations become simple and obvious when we use precise language to accurately describe exactly what has happened and what we want to help happen. Getting work done is faster and easier, for example, […]. The post Rules? Which rules when? appeared first on Tony Mayo.

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Business Politics Lessons Learned – Who Hired You and What About the Person You Actually Work For?

Strategy Driven

Landing the best jobs is often about who you know; from referrals to outright hires. But what happens when who you know is not the hiring manager?… … Business Politics! Hi there!