Sat.Nov 09, 2019 - Fri.Nov 15, 2019

Leaders: Where Are Your Best Ideas Born? The Power Of Incubation

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Roger L. Firestien, PhD : I’d bet you a hundred dollars that you don’t get your best ideas at work. Most people in my seminars and classes tell me that they get their best ideas while driving a car, exercising, taking a bath or shower, or as they fall asleep at night. At work, most of us are in implementation mode. Action mode. Make-it-happen mode. When we get away from work and are able to pay attention to something in a relaxed way, new ideas begin to surface.

Focusing on “We” Instead of “Me”

Lead Change Blog

Getting your first leadership role is exciting, isn’t it? There’s the office with your name on the door. Being invited to meetings once closed off and mysterious. Getting to make the big decisions. People asking for your advice. Heady stuff that sends the wrong message to people who think being a leader is all about them. Being a leader is a little bit about you, but mostly it’s all about others.

How to Become a Better Mentor

Career Advancement

“One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.” — John C.

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How to Encourage Your Team When Results are Disappointing

Let's Grow Leaders

What do you do when everyone gets an “A” for effort, but the results are disappointing? How do you encourage your team while building a recovery plan? 6 Ways to Encourage Your Team When Results Are Disappointing It’s easy to lead when […].

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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.

How Are You Using Your Influence?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton With leadership responsibility comes a certain amount of influence. We can impact how people think. We can advise them on the choices they make and invite them to follow our lead. Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts.

How To Make The Transition From Engineer To Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

Some people think that engineers don’t make the best leaders, though this isn’t necessarily the case. Engineers are known for being detail-oriented, problem-solving, deep level thinking and working alone. The challenge is cultivating the ability to motivate a team.

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The Path From Empathy to Accountability

Leadership Freak

The ability to manage schedules, operate machines, or take someone’s temperature has nothing to do with leading. The challenges of leadership are human, not technical.

The Relationship Economy

Leading Blog

T HE ONE SKILL that matters more than any other in leadership and life is the ability to connect with others. We generally learn this through example, but if those we emulated didn’t know how to do it (or its importance), we are at a disadvantage.

How to Ditch Performance Reviews

Lead Change Blog

Are annual performance reviews necessary? A recent study shows that 90% of HR professionals don’t think performance appraisals are accurate or effective in improving productivity. If that’s the case, why do we still do them?

Helping Your Team Navigate Changes

Joseph Lalonde

Leading Through Change. Change will not only impact you. Your team will be impacted by changes in their lives and in your organization. Are you prepared to help navigate them through the changes they will face? You better.

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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.

Encore Video Series #4: How do I get executive buy-in for my leadership initiatives?

Kevin Eikenberry

Like many of the questions that we get, the question I am answering in the video below is an “influence” question. How do I get executive buy-in for my leadership initiatives?

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5 Steps to an Aligned and High-Functioning Organization

Leading Blog

I N OUR WORK training and consulting organizations across the globe, we have found misalignment to be at the heart of most organizational dysfunction. People assume the organization’s goals are clear to everyone and that employees’ roles and priorities are aligned to support those goals.

3 Lessons from the Gratitude Project

Leadership Freak

I’m keeping a gratitude journal until November 28, 2019. Every evening or morning I use a pen to express thanks for three things in a journal. 3 Lessons from the Gratitude Project #1.… … Continue reading → Gratitude Leadership Development

Dealing With Negative Changes

Joseph Lalonde

Leading Through Change. Change is coming. Some of the change will be good change. Maybe you’re getting a raise or a promotion. Maybe you’re finally getting married. Or maybe you just paid off your mortgage. There are good changes.

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.

Batting.300 – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

This is the 300th episode of Remarkable TV and when we recorded the video, the World Series was just getting started in the United States. So, it seemed that talking a little baseball and averages was an appropriate topic. Now, don’t worry. This isn’t really a baseball lesson.

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quickpoint: He Can Who Thinks He Can

Leading Blog

W E ALL POSSESS some confidence, but we all could use more of it. Confidence is about managing your self-doubt in order to do what you need to do to achieve your long-term goals. Confidence is a matter of mindset and belief and is reinforced by action.

Why Teams Fail

Leadership Freak

The things you don’t do are more damaging – in the long-term – than the things you do. Ignorance prevails when you don’t-do. You only learn when you do-and-fail. Teams that punish failure… Continue reading → Leading

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Olympus Has Fallen

Joseph Lalonde

Olympus Has Fallen is the 2013 movie that started the Fallen series with Gerard Butler. Additional entries in this film series are: London Has Fallen and Angel Has Fallen. Mike Banning is the hero of these stories.

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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.

How To Make Conflict More Productive And Beneficial For Your Team

Tanveer Naseer

Conflict is something most of us tend to avoid because we view it as being negative and counter-productive. But what if we’re seeing this wrong? Could conflict actually be productive and beneficial for our team?

Encore Video Series #3: How Do I Measure the Impact of Leadership Development Initiatives?

Kevin Eikenberry

Books have been written and careers have been built on trying to answer the question that I am tackling today. How Do I Measure the Impact of Leadership Development Initiatives?

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What to Do about the Real Problem

Leadership Freak

The problem is in here, not out there. The core difference between remarkable leaders and lousy leaders is responsibility. The real problem: The real problem isn’t unmotivated team members. The real problem is… Continue reading → Leading Leadership Development

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A Big Mistake Leaders Make When Answering Questions

Let's Grow Leaders

The wind shifted, the mainsail swung over the boat, and the deck leaned until I found myself staring at water where the horizon used to be. It looked like we were all going to get wet – but I was actually about […].

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.

Inclusivity and Progress: How Neurodiversity Unlocks Opportunities for Businesses

Chart Your Course

An effective workplace is a harmonious blend of generations, personalities, and people. In today’s business environment, an effective workplace also needs to include room for neurodiversity.

How to Maintain a Future Focus

Kevin Eikenberry

If you don’t know where you are going, how will you get there? That is the idea behind many efforts at goal setting. Undoubtedly, we must know where we want to go.

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How to Express Empathy Like a Leader

Leadership Freak

You can’t lead until you connect with people. Empathy is the channel of connection. How to express empathy like a leader: #1. Verbalize the emotion of others: Empathy acknowledges emotion. Acknowledgement isn’t agreement.…

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Put Limits on Your Energy Drainers

Next Level Blog

One of my favorite things to talk about with my executive coaching clients is “What are your energy givers and your energy drainers?”. That’s almost always a useful conversation because when leaders are working through their agenda day after day it’s easy to lose sight of the kinds of work and people who either give them energy or drain their energy. Since just about everyone does their best work when they’re energized instead of deenergized, it’s an important dynamic to be aware of and act on.

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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.

Best Practices To Optimize Your Self Employment Taxes

Strategy Driven

It’s great to be your own boss and this is the reason that a large number of people are picking up freelancing. Even those in full-time jobs are embracing it as a side hustle. While you can make good money from a part-time or full-time freelance project, you are expected to pay your taxes as well.

The Way to Become a Remarkable Leader

Kevin Eikenberry

People and individuals invest in leadership development activities every day. And too often, the results are disappointing. Typically, there is nothing wrong with what they are learning. But the way they are learning it and the disconnect between learning and applying can be frustrating.

Weekly Round-Up: 5 Tools for Communicating Vision, Understanding Narcissistic CEOs, Growing Team Trust with Listening, 4 Leadership Mindsets for the New Economy, Committing to Change Initiatives

leaderCommunicator

Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts. This Week's Round-Up of Leadership and Communication Blogs: Five Tools for Communicating Vision By Mark Cole ( @JohnMaxwellTeam via @JohnCMaxwell ), John C.

Stop The Annual Employee Survey

LDRLB

“Well, that’s not what our annual employee survey said last year.”. About two weeks ago, I was mid-way through a conversation with a senior leader about some culture issues at his company when he threw out this line.

Why You Need Effective Customer Relationship Management For Your Business

Strategy Driven

Every business organisation exists for and because of its customers. It is for this reason that they have to keep creating, establishing, and maintaining healthy customer relationships. They can do this with an effective customer relationship management.

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