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Leading Thoughts for February 20, 2020

Leading Blog

I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I.

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Disrupt Yourself: Play To Your Distinctive Strengths

Lead Change Blog

Personal Disruption (n.): The act of using a practice employed by companies — wherein a product deemed inferior by the market leader (Amazon v. Borders, Uber v. Yellow Cab) eventually upends the industry — and applying it to yourself and your career.

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Are Ethics and Morals Different?

Leading in Context

With my background in Linguistics, I tend to view the divergence of ethics terms (that originally meant the same thing) as a distraction from what we need to know and do.

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How To Create An Affirming Culture

Joseph Lalonde

When you first hear about an affirming culture, you may think the culture will be weak or timid. You may think your organization doesn’t need to affirm the abilities of your team. If this is your line of thinking, you would be incorrect. Your team needs to be affirmed.

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HR Benchmark Report: How to Recruit, Coach & Develop Teams

Do you really want a team of all-stars? Instead of trying to hire all Type A high performers, research shows it’s much more effective to hire a mix of personalities. In this report, Paycor will explain why and how to go about assembling, coaching, and developing effective teams at work.

Organizational Health and Performance: Beyond Performance 2.0

Leading Blog

P ERHAPS it goes without saying, but a healthy organization will achieve more than an organization that is too sick to support your goals. So, any change effort will be more successful when you focus on both performance and health.

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Is Leadership for You?

Lead Change Blog

It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about riding a bike or making a Hollandaise sauce or leading a team. Everything looks easy until you try to do it. You can learn a lot about leadership by observing good leaders and watching what they do. You can spend time thinking about how you would handle leadership issues. You can read books and blog posts and articles about leadership. You’ll learn a lot. It’s not enough. My friend and client, Rod Santomassimo, tells his clients this: “Don’t KID yourself.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Sonic The Hedgehog Movie

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I have fond, fond memories of Sonic The Hedgehog. From the SEGA startup sound to the blur of blue on the screen as you raced through the levels, Sonic was the video game character with spunk and attitude.

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All You Have to Do Is Ask

Leading Blog

I F WE ARE HONEST with ourselves, we know there are times we need help. We just don’t want to ask for it. We’re confident we can figure it out. In time. But here’s the thing. There’s nothing we are going through or trying to figure out that others haven’t blazed a trail for us already.

Leading With Purpose

Lead Change Blog

There has been a lot written about the power of business having a purpose and how with a compelling purpose business can become a force for good, and yet many leaders I speak with really don’t fully comprehend what purpose is and why more than ever it is a pre-requisite for business survival. Simply put the different between a vision (or mission) and purpose is emotion. Vision and mission statements are logical, they talk to the head part of the business.

Two Commitments Necessary to Resolve any Conflict

Leadership Freak

A win-lose interaction ignites competition. Inevitability: Reject the drama of “I can’t believe this is happening.” Conflict and offense are inevitable where people work together. Accept it. Anticipate it.

3 Reasons to Invest in a Learning Culture: RECRUIT, RETAIN, ENGAGE

One of the least explored and most effective ways to drive recruiting, retention, and overall employee engagement is to establish a learning culture. If this is an area where you need help (or if you could just use a refresher) let Paycor walk you through actionable tips and insights on how you can develop the learning culture that works best for your business.

A Compassion Mindset Is The Secret For Engagement

Joseph Lalonde

What is Engagement? Engagement is all the rage. Because engaged employees are happier and more productive. Gallup defines engagement as “A belief among employees that they’re doing meaningful work in a climate that supports personal growth and development.” Dan Pink, in his New York Times best-selling book, Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates […] The post A Compassion Mindset Is The Secret For Engagement appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Guest Posts

How to Get Venture Capital: Secrets of Sand Hill Road

Leading Blog

V ENTURE CAPITAL is not right for every business. But if you determine that it is right for you, you should read Secrets of Sand Hill Road by Scott Kupor, the managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz. It is a book for those with big ideas.

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Getting More of the Right Things Done

Kevin Eikenberry

A quick search on Amazon.com on the word “productivity” yields over 70,000 results. When you search for “leadership productivity,” the total drops to 5,000.

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Stop Punching Yourself in the Face: 13 Self-Defeating Behaviors to Avoid

Leadership Freak

It’s not good to knock-out yourself. Self-defeat is inevitable until you acknowledge you’re punching yourself in the face. 13 Self-Defeating Behaviors: #1.

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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.

Why Just do Your Job Doesn’t Work

Let's Grow Leaders

When you’re frustrated with a team member who seems to be doing everything but the work you hired them to do, it can feel tempting to bark “Just do your job.” ” Or perhaps you’ve got a team member who responds, “I […].

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How To Remove Communication Bottlenecks In Big Organizations

Tanveer Naseer

Big organizations are prone to communications breakdowns not only due to having a large number of people or departments, different locations, and poor management but also because of diverse personality traits.

When Were You Most Confident? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

I want you to be a little reflective today while you’re watching the video and think about a time when you were at your most confident. We can learn a lot by reflecting on a particularly successfully time or moment in our lives – we can learn a lot by what we did as well […].

Bank Robbers Who Make Deposits

Leadership Freak

Rural drivers are dangerous. We own both sides of the road. Chances of meeting a driver coming the other direction are low. I’m more likely to meet a deer than a car when… Continue reading → Accountability Marks of leaders Leadership Development

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.

3 of the Most Important Leadership Skills Your Leaders Hope You Have

Let's Grow Leaders

Senior leaders share the most important leadership skills to master now As we work with senior leaders to build their leadership development programs, the conversation always turns to the most important leadership skills their frontline and middle-level leaders need.

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How Great Leaders Control Their Ego

Lead from Within

Everybody has an ego, and a healthy ego is necessary for success in leadership or any field.

Why a Leader’s Productivity is Doubly Important

Kevin Eikenberry

As a leader, you are pulled in many directions. Priorities change in a heartbeat. And you never know what question or challenge one of your team members will bring to you at any moment. Nearly every leader I know wants to and needs to be more productive.

Black Hats and Raised Eyebrows – Smart Strategies for Resolving Conflict

Leadership Freak

Work would be awesome if we could just be rid of those irritating people. Workload is the number one cause of stress at work. People issues are number two. AIS) Resolve conflict or… Continue reading → Conflict resolution Leading Conflict Resolution Leadership Leadership Development

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.

Leaders Share about Career Development: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival! This month, our contributors share their thoughts about career development. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors. Are you a leadership writer? We’d love […].

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8 Reasons Why You Need To Hire A Coach.

Rich Gee Group

“When it comes to building your personal brand, a coach can be a powerful resource who can help you get out of your own way, stand out, and take action to achieve the things that are truly important to you.” — Forbes, 2019 It’s hard in today’s business world to jump and remain on the path to success.

The Three Essential Components of Strong Preparation

Next Level Blog

A few months ago I wrote here that preparation is the new leadership differentiator. That conclusion is based on close observation of my executive coaching clients and their colleagues.

Two Interview Questions that Help you Hire the Right People

Leadership Freak

Leaders tell me, “I can’t find good people.” What if the talent war is the wrong war? Maybe you’re looking in the wrong place and asking the wrong questions. Success is more about… Continue reading → Leading

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.

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Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Stephen Klemich : It is often asked, what is the difference between Leadership and Management?

The 5×10 Leadership Rule

Modern Servant Leader

Team size is a critical factor in the success or failure of an organization. Most organizations permit – or expect – too many direct reports for each team lead. This logic ignores the reality that good people leadership takes time and great people leadership requires more time.

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What to Do When Your Boss Is the Conflict

Lead from Within

I often get calls from HR managers about difficult leaders who need help, but one stands out in my memory.

Change Management Communication: 5 Step Planning Guide

leaderCommunicator

Organizations going through change naturally focus on the project being implemented – what has to be done by when to complete the action plan. They often don’t give as much thought to what people need to do differently to achieve the desired results.

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.