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Great Mentors Focus on the Whole Person, Not Just Their Career

Harvard Business Review

There’s a lot more to us than our jobs. Leadership & Managing people Coaching Developing employees Digital Article

What Business Leaders Can Learn from JFK’s Powerful Speech that Brought Us to the Moon

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Dick Richardson: A simple definition of leadership is “Leadership is influencing others to do what they would not do if left to their own accord.” Consider the most memorable speeches meant to persuade people: Martin Luther King Jr.’s

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The Ultimate Pursuit of Leadership isn’t Success

Leadership Freak

The ultimate pursuit of leadership is humility, not success. The more I think about humility, the less I know about it. The more I pursue humility, the more it escapes my grasp. Everything… Continue reading → Humility Marks of leaders Personal Growth arrogance

What Are Your Blind Spots?

Lead Change Blog

Far too many business leaders today are using outdated practices to engage and motivate their people?and and they’re failing miserably. Truly resilient, thriving organizations are those that are purpose driven and focus on more than pure profits.

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.

Nincompoopery: Making Organizations Safe for Employees & Customers

Leading Blog

N INCOMPOOPERY is the crazy stuff we do (or don’t do) that drives our customers crazy and makes life difficult for employees and keeps organizations from getting what they want. There are nincompoops, and there is nincompoopery.

How To Live Out Your Faith In The Workplace

Joseph Lalonde

Navigating the somewhat tricky landscape of faith and business can be scary.

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5 Reasons Your Employees Ignore Your Coaching

Let's Grow Leaders

Have you ever had (what you thought was) a great coaching conversation—your employee seems to get it—but fifteen minutes later they’re back to their old habits? So you give them more coaching, this time “louder” either literally, or through progressive discipline. But […].

August 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the August Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of development, engagement, productivity, team building, and more. Development. Julie Winkle Giulioni contributed Growing Your Business Means Growing Your People. Julie shares: “It’s summer and we could all use a little light reading.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. For many of us, there’s nothing better than a good summer action movie. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw gives you and I just that. A movie you can sit back, shut off, and enjoy from beginning to end. Taking place after Fast & Furious 7, lawman Luke Hobbs (Dwayne ‘the Rock’ Johnson) and […] The post Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

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Why Good Is The New Bad For Business Leaders

Terry Starbucker

“Good Job!”. I used to hear this early in my career and feel pretty satisfied about it – after all, someone was praising me, and succinctly to boot. And hey, who doesn’t want to be praised?

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.

Why Some Leaders Stick and Other Leaders Quit

Leadership Freak

Grit isn’t the reason people endure. Grit is disappointing because it develops as-you-go, not before you go. Context: Grit is irrelevant when you already feel strong, capable, and confident.

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Community Management

Lead Change Blog

A network organization is resilient and sustainable. One of the largest barriers in several organizations is that many managers still tend to think using hierarchical paradigms. Targets, management on result, and control remain the magic words. Let alone the traditionalists with their “I am the boss and I know what needs to be done” attitude. What’s the alternative? What works better is transforming your organization into a network organization. Why would you want to do that?

How Do You Feel About “Fine”? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Something I’ve noticed over the years is that the word “fine” has an interesting connotation in our lives. It’s often used as a “conversation stopper” – a way to indicate that it’s good enough.

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5 Essentials for Full Employee Engagement

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Valmira Rashiti. There is a constant, vicious cycle people talk about when referring to full employee engagement. Some will put the whole burden in the employer, assuming that the company is responsible for meeting all employee expectations and needs.

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 Secret to Bringing Out the Best in Others

Leadership Freak

Support too little and challenge too much – you kick butt. People are stressed and discouraged. Challenge too little and support too much – you coddle. People are comfortable and sleepy.

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Questions To Ask Yourself About Your Business

Joseph Lalonde

The only way you are going to be able to keep moving forward as a business is if you are assessing your performance all of the time. Here are some different things you need to consider… Are you managing business relationships effectively?

Overcoming Major Objections

Kevin Eikenberry

Overcoming objections isn’t just for salespeople. If you want to influence others, you must be able to overcome objections. There are four objections leaders hear regularly. Once you have a basic strategy, you will become more agile and successful influencing others past those objections.

7 Ways to Build Relationships that Improve Teamwork in Your Office

Great Results Team Building

An important part of the message I often share with teams and team leaders is the idea that you must have TWO vital connections to get energy from your people: 1. They must connect to a compelling common goal. They must connect to each other.

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.

The Right Way to Make a Taco

Leadership Freak

Tacos are made with crunchy shells. Soft shells are acceptable only when crunchy shells are unavailable. The only acceptable taco shell is Old El Paso’s “Stand N Stuff” flat bottom taco shell. Cheese… Continue reading → Leading


This 4-Step Formula Will Make Tough Conversations at Work More Bearable

N2Growth Blog

How to prepare yourself to have a tough conversation at work. We have all been there, a time when we’ve had to have the “tough conversation.”

4 Leadership Lessons From The Crew Of Davey’s Locker Whale Watching Tours

Joseph Lalonde

Pam and I recently had a bucket list opportunity while attending a wedding in Orange County, California. Pam had dreamed of going on a whale watching tour. You know what I’m talking about. You hop on a boat and head out into the ocean for a 2-hour tour… One you hope doesn’t end up like […] The post 4 Leadership Lessons From The Crew Of Davey’s Locker Whale Watching Tours appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Leadership

Why the Health of Your Doctor Matters

Michael Lee Stallard

By Michael Lee Stallard and Katharine P. Stallard. It is customary for your doctor to ask you how you are doing when he or she enters the exam room. We’ve come to expect it. Typically, it is the opening question in a conversation to assess how you are really doing.

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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.

The True Value of Persistent Problems and Nagging Distress

Leadership Freak

Problems are spiny gifts wrapped in sandpaper. It’s foolish to wish for problem-free leadership. The four benefits of persistent problems: #1. The prospect of becoming your best self.

A Mini-Course on Culture

Kevin Eikenberry

One of the hottest topics on mouths and minds of leaders these days is organizational culture. The longer organizations look for competitive advantage and a sustainable way to grow their organizations, the more important culture becomes.

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The joy of letting go of your stories about others


I was mad. I didn’t get the kind of service I expected to get from a local company. After shelling out around eighty dollars for their work! So, I marched back to this business, and demanded to speak to the manager.

How to Beat Scrutiny During a Culture Change

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds : When leading a culture change initiative, scrutiny of senior leaders’ plans, decisions, and actions increases heavily. I tell senior leaders that they’ll never be able to run a yellow light at a traffic signal in their town again!

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.

Make Sure to End Every Meeting with These 3 Things

Lead from Within

When you ask someone what they do for a living, it’s not likely that they’ll answer with “Well, I sit in meetings all day.” But when you look at the average businessperson’s schedule, it’s clear that meetings make up a substantial part of many jobs—especially for those in leadership.

Are You Making This Tragic Accountability Mistake?

Let's Grow Leaders

Have you ever noticed that lack of accountability is contagious? If you know your boss is paying close attention to your results (and how you achieve them), you’re more likely to be absolutely certain that your team is doing the right thing, at […].

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Someone to Know: Jeff Winton, an Accomplished and Inspirational Communications Leader


Jeff Winton, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs at Alkermes, is one of the most committed and passionate leaders I’ve ever worked with. I’m excited to share his story as part of our series of profiles on world-class leaders in communications.

This 4-Step Formula Will Make Tough Conversations at Work More Bearable

N2Growth Blog

How to prepare yourself to have a tough conversation at work. We have all been there, a time when we’ve had to have the “tough conversation.” ” Whether it was breaking it off with a romantic partner or having to tell roommates to pick-up after themselves, the “tough conversation” is, well, tough to have. Despite the challenge of them, tough conversations are crucial and no place are they more important to have than in the work setting.

5 Ways Smart People Sabotage Their Success

Lead from Within

Most of us believe that smart people are automatically successful, but that’s not always the case. Intelligent people may have an advantage out of the gate, but a surprising number end up sabotaging their own success. Here are five of the top reasons why: They think they know it all.