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Delegating Work and Tasks = Effective Leadership

CoachStation

Delegating work and tasks to your team members is one of the necessary and important skills of leadership. It also remains one of the most challenging for many new and experienced managers. However, there are several things you can do to develop this skill.

7 Suggestions for Navigating Change When Standing in Muddy Water

Ron Edmondson

Have you ever navigated change through muddy water? What I mean is have you ever had to lead change when no one knew for sure what change was needed? Or have you had to lead change when there wasn’t clear agreement on where the organization needs to go?

The Leader as Gardener

Lead Change Blog

“Well-oiled machine.” ” For most of the time I’ve been in business, that was the metaphor for organizations. Leaders designed machines. Other leaders operated machines. And the machines themselves? Well, they were made up of interchangeable parts. If a part broke or if a part wore out, all you had to do was replace it with another part. That metaphor comes from the early Industrial Age. It made sense then, but it makes little sense now.

Win the Heart: The Four Cornerstones You Need to Build Engagement

Leading Blog

E NGAGEMENT HAS BECOME the Holy Grail of business—highly desired but hard to get. There are a number of moving parts, and it’s hard to get them all aligned. Mark Miller says that “for many organizations, engagement is the final battle to becoming a high-performance organization.”

The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.

Business Wisdom Learned From Bomb Squad Experts And Their Commanders

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 world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”

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Why Your Lack Of Education May Be Your Biggest Leadership Strength

Joseph Lalonde

While many potential and current leaders see a lack of education as a weakness, I believe your lack of education can be your biggest strength. You might be surprised for the reasons. Yet, when I’m finished, I think you’ll agree. You don’t have to be formally educated to lead.

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How Big Companies Can (and do) Innovate Like a Start-Up

Leading Blog

T HE INNOVATION WE PRIZE at successful start-ups is a mindset that is brought into the start-up and not necessarily the inherent quality of every start-up. Innovation isn’t something that just happens; we create the conditions for it. Big organizations can innovate like small start-ups.

16 Answers To What is Good Leadership?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton The theme I noticed in the most viewed posts on this blog in 2018 was Looking For a Better Kind of Leadership. Google reported that the most popular Google searches in 2018 were about how we can be good people. It sounds like it's a great time to explore the question "What is Good Leadership? While it's tempting to over simplify leadership and think about it as any one thing, good leadership can only be fully understood by thinking about it in multiple ways.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Captive State

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Captive State, directed by Rupert Wyatt, is a science fiction movie set in Chicago 10 years after an alien occupation. The citizens of Chicago (and the world) are following orders from their alien overlords. This soon begins to change as a Resistance rises up once more.

Different Thinking. Different Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Our current model of success is not designed to make us happy, to give us fulfillment, to give us meaning. It’s designed to accumulate. And it’s a model that is not sustainable anymore. We need a new way of doing business. But it is not something we just can do differently. It requires a different thinking. It requires a different consciousness. Peter Matthies, Founder, Conscious Business Institute.

How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

Get Savvy

Leading Blog

F AKE NEWS is not a new phenomenon. From the beginning of time, people have played loose with the truth in order to get what they want. Trust too, has waxed and waned over the millennia. It’s not new. People have always had to be on the lookout for fake news.

Inspiring Creativity and Innovation on Your Team: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival! This month, our contributors share their thoughts about inspiring creativity and innovation on your team. We’ve expanded the Frontline Festival to include other formats such as podcasts and artwork and are always looking for […]. The post Inspiring Creativity and Innovation on Your Team: A Frontline Festival appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Creativity Frontline Festival creativity innovation

Leading Without An Education

Joseph Lalonde

Leadership doesn’t require you to obtain a college degree or formal education. There are many leaders who never completed college. Some never completed grade school. This is great news for those leaders who either dropped out of school or chose a different education path.

Preview Thursday: The Dentist Who Gets It

Lead Change Blog

We are pleased to present this excerpt from The Dentist Who Gets It b y Dr. Steven Hymovitch. How Do You Champion Your People? As much as you may have a put together a diverse team, you need to be diverse in how you, the boss/leader-of-the-team/ employer/lead dentist, handle your people.

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.

What if critical feedback could transform your leadership?

Aspire-CS

Photo credit 123RF. The feedback the leaders I work with is almost always well balanced between the positive and the critical. Yet its common for them to get most emotional over what they view as the negative comments.

Creating a Communication Cadence

Kevin Eikenberry

As leaders, we must always be thinking about when and how and what we communicate with our team members. Finding our way here is critical to our short and long-term success as a leader.

Take Credit for your Work

Career Advancement

“On great teams—the kind where people trust each other, engage in open conflict, and then commit to decisions—team members have the courage and confidence to confront one another when they see something that isn’t serving the team.”. Patrick Lencioni~.

Are Our Souls on Treadmills??

Mills Scofield

This academic year the cost of putting kids on treadmills from Pre-K onward is slapping me in the face through the students I mentor. I’ve seen students’ stress, anxiety and depression increasing over the past few years but not with the exponential leap I’ve seen this year.

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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.

Learn to Maintain Focus When Working at Home – It’s Harder Than You Think!

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

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What are You Waiting For? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Today I am talking about a lesson I learned in reading a quote from the Theologian John Henry Newman: “Nothing would be done at all if a person waited until he/she could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.”

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The Top 20 Ways to Say What You Really Think

Leadership Freak

The false peace of not saying what you really think eventually sucks the life out of you. Speak up because you’ll complain less if things don’t go your way. 20 ways to… Continue reading → Complaints Conflict resolution Curiosity Decisions Humility Communication Leadership Development organizational success

What Are Your Top Five Words?

Next Level Blog

The title of this post is the core of a few of my favorite questions. The one I want to focus on today is, in my experience, foundational to effective self-management: What are the top five words that describe me (you) when I’m (you’re) living and leading at my (your) best?

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.

7 Guaranteed Ways to Boost Your Confidence

Lead from Within

Successful people seem to radiate confidence. It’s obvious that they feel assured about themselves and what they’re doing. But in almost every case, it’s not success that makes people confident—it’s confidence that makes them successful.

The Hospitable Leader

Kevin Eikenberry

Like me, you have likely seen many adjectives placed in front of the word leader. Never has “hospitable” been one of them. Until I found The Hospitable Leader by Terry A. Smith. The newness of the idea drew me to it, as I hope it will you. Let me tell you what hospitable leadership means, […].

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Be Direct & Ask For What You Want.

Rich Gee Group

If you want something, ask for it. Pretty simple, eh? Actually, it's not. Many people run into external (and more frequently) internal obstacles. Even though more women are affected than men, it's not just a woman's thing. Many men also run into the same obstacles when direct requests are required. Why does it happen? Why do we shirk from being direct with a boss, colleague, or client? We are afraid of coming off as whining or complaining.

The Shamrock System – Plus, Minus, and Equal

Leadership Freak

Frank Shamrock is one of the most successful mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters of all time. He was named “Fighter of the Decade” for the 1990s by the Wrestling Observer. The Shamrock development… Continue reading → Coaching Humility Marks of leaders Mentoring Personal Growth Success Taking others higher arrogance Leadership Leadership Development

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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.

When it Comes to Leadership, This is What Really Matters

Lead from Within

When I first started out as an executive leadership coach, not many CEOs saw the importance of leadership coaching or development.

Hiring Is A Science and An Art

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Lisette Howlett: When we think about leadership and leadership development we rarely think about hiring and recruitment. Yet one of the most important contributions of a great leader is creating, and sustaining, the organisation for success both now and the future. Hiring talent, for now and the future, is fundamental to this ambition. Yet so often, hiring is seen as a painful activity which takes time away from more important matters.

How To Silence The Over-Talkers In Meetings

LDRLB

If you’ve been in organizational life for longer than a week, you’ve probably been dragged into a meeting…a meeting with an over-talker. You know the type. Over-talkers are those colleagues who feel compelled to provide commentary on each point—sometimes talking over others in order to express it.

How to Navigate Turmoil without Sinking the Boat

Leadership Freak

Unresolved turmoil weakens the knees and squelches creativity. The companions of turmoil are frustration, helplessness, and regret. Four sources of turmoil: #1. Mandates from disconnected leadership. The people at the helm seem stupid… Continue reading → Encouragement Personal Growth Success Taking others higher Communication Growth Leadership Leadership Development organizational success

How to Attract and Keep the Workforce You Need

Lead from Within

Every organization wants a reputation as a great place to work. In many fields, the workplace has become a candidate’s market where the best people have their pick of jobs. And it’s not enough to attract and hire top people—you have to be able to retain them too.

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