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Why Every Leader Needs A Hobby

Joseph Lalonde

With so much of our day spent dealing with the problems that arise from leading others, it is easy to think you don’t have time for a hobby. It’s a fallacy many leaders fall into. Failing to have a hobby is also one of the reasons many leaders stumble and face burnout.

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Five Leadership Lessons: Think Like Amazon

Leading Blog

L ONG-TERM THINKING is the key to what goes on at Amazon. Jeff Bezos has said, “ What we’re really focused on is thinking long-term, putting the customer at the center of our universe and inventing. Those are the three big ideas to think long-term because a lot of invention doesn’t work.

Become a leader of character

Aspire-CS

Character (noun): one of the attributes or features that make up and distinguish an individual. Merriam-Webster. The truly great leaders stand out in the minds and hearts of those they lead. The difference between a good and great leader is their character.

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End Well on a Low Note

Lead Change Blog

It’s been two seasons since Jake Arrieta played for the 2016 World Series winning Chicago Cubs, and he still gets standing ovations as an opposing pitcher at Wrigley Field. This may seem insignificant, especially if you’re not a baseball fan. But, there’s a world class leadership lesson to be learned from a former Cubbie who knows how to end well on a low note. On March 12, 2018, Arrieta penned and posted a letter to his former team and its fans.

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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.

5 Reasons Not to Be a Jerk When an Employee Resigns

Let's Grow Leaders

How you treat your employees on the way out the door may have more impact than you think What do you do when an employee resigns? I’m not sure exactly why this is a thing, or if it’s getting worse in a […].

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7 Principles to Lead with Imagination

Leading Blog

I MAGINATION is about seeing what others don’t see. In a disruptive world, we need leaders with more imagination. We all have the capacity for imagination and applied it has the power to unlock or fullest potential.

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The Insanity of Leadership Development

Kevin Eikenberry

It might seem strange for a person who has devoted his life to helping leaders grow and improve to write an article titled “The Insanity of Leadership Development.” My hope is that the title – and the irony – piques your curiosity to read on.

Does Work Have To Meet All Our Needs?

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Moe Carrick. His voice was incredulous when he asked the question that I could tell he had been thinking about: “C’mon, Moe. As a senior leader, I am basically just trying to run a business. Is it really my job to meet all. Click to continue reading.

How to Tackle Big Challenges in A Networked World

Leading Blog

T ACKLING THE BIG CHALLENGES when there is no single, simple, rational answer can rarely be done by a single individual or company working alone. Certainly, this is true when facing global, national, or community issues, but it is increasingly true within organizations and small groups.

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How #Momlife Has Changed Since the 80s

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]. Women On Business Sponsors

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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.

Transform Your Team With This Innovative Approach

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Eric Coryell : Accountability. Good employees are accountable. Good leaders hold their employees accountable. Good organizations have accountable cultures. But what does it really mean to be accountable? And what happens when someone isn’t accountable?

Wired for Authenticity

Lead Change Blog

Leadership today is more challenging than ever. Trends including the rapid pace of change, constant restructuring, and a 24/7 always-on work environment are creating overwhelmed employees and eroding trust in workplaces.

First Look: Leadership Books for June 2019

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in June 2019. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases. The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek.

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Africa Shines in Employee Engagement

N2Growth Blog

Companies in the public and private sectors across the world are faltering when it comes to employee engagement, yet Africa shines. Progress in employee engagement has stalled or is rolling backwards.

5 Step Guide to Personal Development Plans

Great HR leaders are continually looking for new ways to develop their people and build companies that people want to work for. A well-considered Personal Development Plan (PDP) is one huge part of that. Download Paycor's guide today, and learn new tips and best practices to help create effective development plans for your people.

Two Rules that Make You Look Smart When You Ask Questions

Leadership Freak

You’ve heard reporters ask, “Don’t you agree,” during interviews. That’s an idiotic question for a reporter to ask. Leading questions search for affirmation, not information. You talk too much when you ask questions… Continue reading → Curiosity Questions

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The Willingness to Admit We’re Wrong

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton We've all been wrong. It's only when we are willing to admit that we're wrong that we show what this John Templeton Foundation video describes as "intellectual humility."

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How to Avoid Failing as a Business Start-Up Entrepreneur

Chart Your Course

Entrepreneurial Responsibility To Prevent Massive Failure. According to recent studies, 90% of new startups will fail due to one reason or another, so it’s incredibly important as a new startup to understand how to take responsibility in certain areas to prevent that failure.

June 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the June Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, team building, and more. Communication. Chip Bell shared The Secret Sauce of Leadership Communications. Chip reflects: “Listening can mean the difference between getting more information and gaining greater insight. Insight is the preamble to wise decision making.”

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.

Leadership Lessons from a Pogo Stick – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

If you missed last week’s episode, I announced that we are starting a series where I will connect weird or unusual items to leadership.

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3 Shocking Ways to Show Up Today

Leadership Freak

Knowing stuff got you where you are, but “not knowing” takes you where you need to go. Choose how you show up BEFORE you show up. #1. Show up to let others be… Continue reading → Courage Taking others higher courageous leaders Growth Leadership Development

Improving Employee Engagement Through Better Communications

leaderCommunicator

A proven formula for organizational success involves employee engagement, which we define as the emotional connection people have with work, which leads to discretionary effort – extra time, energy, brainpower, a willingness to take on a stretch assignment, and more.

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How to Succeed in Your First Job After Graduation

Let's Grow Leaders

Looking to make a great impression in your first job after graduation? Or perhaps you’re about to start the first job you actually care about. How do you show up strong and make a great contribution in the first sixty days? How to […].

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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.

Your Business Will Be A Success

Joseph Lalonde

Nothing attracts like confidence. Knowing that you will succeed will ultimately lead to success. Having the courage to say that you know who you are and that you know what you want sends out a clear message to others that you have the qualities to achieve your goals.

5 Small Habits that Reform Jerk-Holes

Leadership Freak

Defeat comes in tiny steps. Jerk-holes usually become jerks slowly. You show up five minutes late for a meeting, but no one says anything.

4 Must-Have Skills of the Well-Rounded Project Manager

Strategy Driven

In today’s business environment, project managers are now recognized for their critical role in keeping essential business functions running smoothly. As such, there’s been a corresponding boom in demand for workers with project management skills.

How to Avoid Being a Pushover at Work

Lead from Within

In any group of people, some will be more assertive than others. Many of those who aren’t assertive by nature face a constant battle to avoid crossing the line into passivity. Even the most laid-back people don’t want to be a pushover.

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The CFO Playbook: How to Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

To increase employee retention, you need to consider more than universal healthcare benefits in your turnover calculation. Discover how investing in the right employee benefits can decrease turnover by 138%.

Your Enneagram Result Isn’t A Free Pass

Joseph Lalonde

I have a love-hate relationship with personality and motivational assessments. On one hand, they’re the best thing since sliced bread. The assessments allow us to look into ourselves and “see” who we are and what motivates us. I know this. I’ve taken plenty of these assessments. From StrengthsFinders 2.0 to the Fingerprint 4 Success to […] The post Your Enneagram Result Isn’t A Free Pass appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

Buddha, Jesus and Confusion about Sagacity

Leadership Freak

Your image of a sage might include white robes, long beards, and sitting cross-legged under a tree. Confusion blocks your path and limits your impact.

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The Upset: Life (Sports), Death … And the Legacy WE Leave in the Middle

Kevin Eikenberry

By Tyler Trent with John Driver You may have heard of Tyler Trent, the Purdue student some called “the superfan.”

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The Secret Ingredient to Master Delegation

Let's Grow Leaders

Have you ever delegated a task and then six weeks later wonder what happened to it? Avoid the delegation black hole, help your team to work more productively, and distinguish yourself as a manager who gets more done with this one […].

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.