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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


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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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.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Godzilla: King Of The Monsters

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Giant monsters fighting one another. A compelling human story. And learning to work together. This is what the new Godzilla is all about. Continuing from the 2014 Godzilla movie, Godzilla: King Of The Monsters introduces all new characters.

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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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.

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?

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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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.

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.

How #Momlife Has Changed Since the 80s

Women on Business

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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.

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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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.

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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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.”

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.

The Failures A Leader Should Never Tolerate

Strategy Driven

As a leader, being understanding of mistakes and even merciful when possible is often the right strategy to take.

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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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.

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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6 Ways Your Business Is Wasting Energy

Strategy Driven

Over the past few years, we’ve become much more aware of the impact that we’re having on the planet. Ice caps have melted, forests have been cut down, and entire species have been wiped out. As a small business, you might think that there’s little you can do about these issues.

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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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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.

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 […].

From Spark to Flame – How to Find Ideas Worth Pursuing

Strategy Driven

Turning fresh ideas into full-blown, marketable commodities is the mandate of every innovation team. The endeavor is more than serendipity. A great part is honed skill. While originality and innovation spring from deep in the recesses of the mind, it’s our job to develop a creation mindset.

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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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Creating Captivating Video Content

Joseph Lalonde

Video content is a fantastic tool for promoting a business. It’s a visual form of content that works well online, and especially with social media marketing. Videos don’t have to be very long to be interesting, and they don’t have to have a high production value either.

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How to Increase attendance and engagement and impact at your next conference!

Great Results Team Building

One of the things that I am most proud of as a teamwork and teambuilding speaker is the audience engagement during my programs and the impact that is seen following them.

Strategies For Running A Better Business

Strategy Driven

Your business will be that much more successful when you take the time to learn more about what you can be doing to improve your ways. It’s all about where your focus exists and how well you’re able to follow and stick to your business plan.

How to Minimize a Downside to Change

Change Starts Here

Let’s face it. Not all changes are 100% positive for everyone in your organization. During the implementation, some people may temporarily feel more strain than others. More crucially, the long-term benefits and burdens of change may be unevenly distributed.

189: Dos and Don’ts of Emotional Transparency | with Jonathan Raymond

Engaging Leader

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