Sat.Sep 01, 2018 - Fri.Sep 07, 2018

The Difference Between Mission Vision Purpose Strategy and Goals

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Confused about the difference between mission and vision? or between purpose and mission? You’re not alone. I am frequently asked about the difference between mission vision purpose strategy and goals, and where do values fit?

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Business Chemistry: What Type Are You?

Leading Blog

T HE BETTER YOU UNDERSTAND yourself and those around you, the easier it is to work with other and as a leader, to give them what they need to excel.

As a Leader, Do You Really Trust Your People?

Lead Change Blog

Whether you lead teams of five, 25 or 105,000 people, the level of trust you give goes a long way to determining the success of your organization. Trust is one of the top five leadership “blind spots” our research has shown to be an inhibitor of engagement and performance. You and your organization want and need to deliver great service to differentiate yourself.

The Power of Balance – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

When most people think about “balance”, they think about it in relation to work and life: work/life balance. And while I am going to discuss this in the video below, it’s not where I am going to start. Instead, I’m starting with a bicycle analogy.

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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.

10 Ways To Motivate Your Team

Joseph Lalonde

The struggle in motivating your team is that there are so many different ways to motivate them. Every person on your team is unique. Each one has a unique way they are motivated. The challenge for you is to discover how your team members are motivated.

Didn't See It Coming

Leading Blog

T HERE ARE SEVEN key life challenges that every leader will face to one degree or another. Any one of them has the potential to derail even the best of leaders. But here’s the thing. While they may creep up on us, we can see them coming and apply the proper antidote.

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Guaranteed Bull’s-Eye: How to Put Goal Achievement on Automatic

RapidStart Leadership

How can we be sure our efforts will lead to goal achievement? Here’s a unique way one person answered this question, and what we can learn about how to make sure our own efforts result in the goal achievement we hope for.

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The Leadership Skill No One Talks About

Let's Grow Leaders

The Secret to Transform Your Culture or Results is One Often-Ignored Leadership Skill “I’m so frustrated,” Martin, the Senior Vice President of a rapidly-growing communication hardware company serving the United States, leaned back in his chair and blew a heavy sigh past […].

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The Physics of Innovation

Leading Blog

A CCORDING to Newton’s law of inertia any body prefers to remain in its present state, and will continue to move (or not) as it has been, unless disturbed sufficiently to be forced – literally – to change direction.

Be a Leader – Always Pick Up the Tab

Lead Change Blog

I love meeting with friends and colleagues over lunch. There’s something about an informal atmosphere that inspires me way more than an office or conference room. Even if the topic starts out or turns serious, I find it’s easier for conversation to flow and connection to happen at a café or restaurant. Going out for a meal to meet is great, at least until the check arrives. Why does the atmosphere shift between people when it’s time to settle up the bill?

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.

The Power in Vulnerability

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Rick Miller: “Never let them see you sweat.” Like many baby-boomers, I heard this and many other similar phrases growing up. The message was clear. Don’t show weakness because it will be exploited. Fast forward to today and you see the opposite is true.

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Three Reasons Technology Won’t Save Your Remote Team

Kevin Eikenberry

If you are on (or lead) a remote team, you have remote technology. You likely have licenses and logins for a variety of tools. You might have even added a new tool, thinking it would be the solution to the woes that face your remote team. And what did you find? Is your team woe-free […].

Seeing Beyond Borders and Walls

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton When you make a commitment to ethical values and ethical choices, boundaries and walls only indicate the boundaries of new places to apply those ethical values and choices. Beyond them, ethical values matter just as much as they matter within your own walls. You could argue that they matter more, because […]. Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking 7 Lenses leadership ethical leader ethical leader development ethical thinking global ethics global worldview

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Workout Wisdom

Lead Change Blog

Seven Tips To Keep You Celebrating And Growing The Fruits Of Your Labor—and all from a Gym! The dictionary defines workout as a “physical or mental effort or activity directed toward the production or accomplishment of something.”. Sounds just like our workplaces, where effort is expended to provide either a product or a service. Look closer at a gym, and you can learn seven lessons in leading both self and others for performance improvement. Lesson #1: Everyone needs a baseline.

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.

How to Lead Former Peers

Nathan Magnuson

Have you ever received the good fortune of being promoted to the new leader of your team, only to find that life got complicated and edgy the moment you started? All of a sudden, your peers knew you as “boss” and not just their buddy. There’s a vast difference between the two.

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New Ways to Think About Work

Kevin Eikenberry

The idea for this article came to me knowing it would be posted on Labor Day, but the message here knows no season. We all have opinions, beliefs, and experiences with work and because of those things, we have developed working habits.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Kin The Movie

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Kin tells the story of Elijah Solinski (Myles Truitt), his ex-con brother Jimmy Solinski (Jack Reynor), and former stripper Milly (Zoe Kravitz). Eli (what Elijah goes by in Kin) and Jimmy are fleeing Taylor Balik (James Franco), a crime lord who Jimmy owes $60,000.

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Backup Appliance vs. Windows Backup: What is Best for Your Business?

Strategy Driven

Every 40 seconds a company is hit with ransomware. These are scary statistics. Does your business have a plan in place in case you are the next victim? A large part of your digital disaster plan should involve your digital backup. There are many options to consider when looking for your safety net.

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.

Realign Your Team to Finish 2018 Strong

Michael Lee Stallard

September has arrived and if you’re with an organization that plans by the calendar year, you’re less than a month away from the start of the final quarter. I’ve always felt September is the ideal time to gather the team together and check our alignment.

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The Top Signs You’re a Servant-Leader

Leadership Freak

The first time I was asked what a servant-leader looks like I was dumbfounded. Who wouldn’t know? But after some thought, I realized that some may not understand what to look for when… Continue reading → Humility arrogance Leadership Development

What Your Team Needs (Motivation!)

Joseph Lalonde

Motivating Your Team I asked in my annual reader survey what some of the biggest challenges leaders were facing. I’ve already covered some of those: Relationships, health, etc… This month, I’m going to cover another topic that was hot on the mind of readers: Motivating your team.

How startups can use reverse mergers to go public

Strategy Driven

There are a number of compelling reasons that a new startup might seek to take itself public. Pubic companies, on the whole, usually have much higher valuations than private firms. They also have a patina of legitimacy and transparency that private companies lack.

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3 Mindsets Stopping You from Reaching Your Full Potential as an Entrepreneur

Women on Business

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How Can I Get Rid of Silos on My Team?

Great Results Team Building

If you are wondering how to get rid of silos, I have a newsflash for you… Workplace silos are NOT barriers to be torn down. True story!). Silos are VALUABLE connections!

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The Skill Leaders Neglect to Their Peril

Leadership Freak

Make a list of essential leadership qualities and you’ll likely leave off an essential to success. The top 21 skills and behaviors of successful leaders: Grit. Compassion. Integrity. Vision. Courage. Passion. Communication. Decisiveness.… … Continue reading → Humility Leadership Development organizational success

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How to Grow Your Startup Business in 2018

Strategy Driven

Nothing can be more exciting for an entrepreneur than watching their business attract many customers, increase its profit margin, and develop a positive reputation. However, business growth can prove a challenge if you do not have the knowledge, tools, and experience to scale your startup.

How to Be A Leader As An Individual Contributor

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Pam Didner : When I speak at conferences, I frequently talk to young marketers. One common question they ask is “As an individual contributor, how can I be a leader, if I don’t ‘lead’ a team?” It certainly would be nice if you have a team that you can lead, but it’s not absolutely necessary. I tell them that the pre-requisite of leadership is not having a team to “lead.” Leadership comes in different facets.

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Management: Communication and Accountability In One-On-Ones


Few managers and leaders are conducting effective one-on-ones and when they do, often miss the mark in making them effective and useful. There is value in learning how to facilitate an effective one-on-one.

First Look: Leadership Books for September 2018

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in September 2018. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases. Didn't See It Coming : Overcoming the Seven Greatest Challenges That No One Expects and Everyone Experiences by Carey Nieuwhof. Dear Founder : Letters of Advice for Anyone Who Leads, Manages, or Wants to Start a Business by Maynard Webb with Carlye Adler. Leadership : In Turbulent Times by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

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Big-Ego Behaviors in Leadership

Leadership Freak

I called Ken Kragen to confirm a quote. Ken managed superstars like Kenny Rogers, Lionel Richie, Trisha Yearwood, Travis Tritt, Olivia Newton John, The Bee Gees, and more. He was one of the… Continue reading → Humility arrogance Leadership Development leadership success organizational success

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The Big Picture of Business – Entrepreneurs’ Guideposts to Real Business Success

Strategy Driven

There are many romantic notions about entrepreneurship. There are many misconceptions. People hear about entrepreneurism and think it is for them. They may not do much research or may think there are pots of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Why Organizations Need To Shift From Top-Down To Side-To-Side Focus

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Rick Miller. Most companies have a long-standing issue, worker productivity, yet they try to solve it with the same unsuccessful strategy again and again. Why not try a new strategy?

Tips for Hosting Your Own Webinar

Women on Business

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