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Jolly Rancher Leadership – It’s Not About the Candy

RapidStart Leadership

Jolly Rancher leadership isn't about handing out candy, it's about being where we are most needed and helping our teams when their stuggle is greatest. The post Jolly Rancher Leadership – It’s Not About the Candy appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

Passing the Baton: Leadership in Transition

General Leadership

“For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is saved.” ” Benjamin Franklin. So you’ve been leading your organization for a year or two, maybe more, and now it’s time to turn over your pride and joy to another leader.

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Add Common SINCE to Improve Ownership Thinking and Innovation on Your Team

Great Results Team Building

Have you noticed that there is a HUGE difference in the productivity of people who WISH versus people who accept reality and move forward with action? One of my high school coaches years ago used to say that “ Wishing is what people do when they don’t want to work ”.

Leader, Know Thyself: Questions Every Leader Needs to Answer


A leader’s personality and points of view are integral to his/her effectiveness. Employees respond positively to leaders whom they know are real people, those who communicate honestly and well.

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.

Diversity in Leadership Matters: Comcast’s NBC Universal Peacock Example

Modern Servant Leader

Welcome to 2020. Please don’t expect major corporations to grasp the concept of true diversity, unless you help. We see another example today, presented by Comcast’s subsidiary, NBC Universal, while launching the new streaming service, Peacock. What Happened.

Leadership Derailers: Anger

Leadership Freak

Anger changes the world. The question is how. There’s no middle ground with anger. It makes you better or drags you to oblivion. Anger is energy. 3 dangers of anger: #1. Anger is… Continue reading → Leading

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The Future of AI: What Jack Ma and Elon Musk Are Missing

Leading Blog

T HERE IS LITTLE DOUBT that we underestimate the power of Artificial Intelligence. AI is quickly becoming a force in nearly every facet of human life. Serial Entrepreneur and Billionaire Elon Musk warns that AI will become much smarter than the smartest human.

January 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the January 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. Mary Schaefer of BizCatalyst 360 shared Employee Feedback: It’s More Than Words – Part 2.

3 Ways to Shift Your Thinking Before You Implode

Leadership Freak

Hardening of the thought process happens when established ways of thinking dominate conversations about change. Thinking shifts when you admit: “It’s not working.” Working harder won’t work.”

Are You Killing Your Career?

Rich Gee Group

You’re probably familiar with Newton's First Law of Motion — “An object at rest tends to stay at rest unless acted upon by a sum of physical forces.” This is the behavior of an average employee at work today.

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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.

Do You Prefer A Microscope or a Telescope?

Kevin Eikenberry

Microscopes and telescopes are different instruments used in different scientific disciplines to help understand and explore what is being studied. While you have likely looked through both, you’ve likely not thought about their connection to your success as a leader. Until now.

The Age of the Customer

Lead Change Blog

You’re operating your business in a time when something is happening that is so momentous it has never happened before. Jim Blasingame identifies it as an epochal marketplace shift that’s causing the 10,000-year-old Age of the Seller to be replaced by the Age of the Customer.

Leadership Derailers – Inability to Gain Advantage from Criticism

Leadership Freak

Criticism stings. But the inability to gain advantage from criticism derails leaders and organizations. The closer you connect identity with performance, the more criticism offends. Incompetence continues until criticism challenges current practices.

How to Find and Connect with Your Fans

Next Level Blog

Life is better when you have fans – people who know and appreciate you, support you and can’t wait to see what you do next. It doesn’t matter if you’re not a rock star, Instagram influencer or a professional athlete. All of us need fans. Fanocracy.

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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.

Key Qualities of a Vibrant Culture Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Colin D Ellis : People who are true leaders stand out. Others want to be around them because they know they’re worth following. But what qualities do these leaders have that make them exude such strength of character, while other supposed leaders fall short?

Better Results? Try Spreading Some “Rain”

Lead Change Blog

Sounds, odd, I know. But living in Southern California, despite the climate crises that has brought torrents of rain and snow from Santa Barbara north, we still live in a parched area south of Los Angeles. Even the Salton Sea is drying up. Yet there are lessons to be learned from the world around me that have a parallel for how to move into 2020. For example, right now, the hills around me are crackling brown and dust dry.

Leadership Derailers – Taking Offense

Leadership Freak

Leadership gets narrow and life shrinks for the easily offended. All leaders receive unjust criticism. You’re judged based on inadequate information, false assumptions, or someone’s unspoken preferences. It’s better to focus on OUR… Continue reading → Leading

10 Bible Verses For Struggling Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

Friends, let me tell you… The struggle is real. We all go through challenges. Because you’ve chosen to step in, or move into, the position of a leader, you’re experiencing more struggle than the average person.

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.

How to Lead When Your Employees Don’t Have to Follow

Let's Grow Leaders

Leading people who don’t have to follow starts with your mindset How do you lead when people don’t have to follow? In a recent long-term leadership development program Karin and I conducted for leaders from around the globe, this was one of […]. The post How to Lead When Your Employees Don’t Have to Follow appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Employee Engagement & Energy Winning Well engagement everyone's a volunteer leadership management

The Best Way to Become an Approachable Leader

Lead from Within

Being an effective leader means putting others at ease, because when people feel comfortable they perform at their best. That means building a rapport, listening, sharing, and understanding others—in short, being accessible and approachable.

One Simple Way to Acquire 2020 Focus

Lead Change Blog

Many, including myself, have written articles on the power of meditation. Scientific research supports the benefits of meditation such as greater happiness, an improved sense of well-being, better emotional control, less anxiety, and improved focus. There is a myriad of books, videos, and apps focused on how to meditate.

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The Best Leaders are Confident Coaches

Kevin Eikenberry

There are two important concepts in the six-word title of this post. If you agree with both, you are eager to read. If you don’t, perhaps you need what follows even more. First, the best leaders are coaches; and second, I’m implying the role of confidence in coaching (and leadership) success.

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 Engagement Secret of Great Leaders

N2Growth Blog

Show me a great leader and I’ll show you a talented storyteller. Leadership and storytelling go hand-in-hand. In fact, leaders who lack the ability to leverage the power and influence of storytelling are missing the very essence of what accounts for compelling leadership begins with the story. Give me a few minutes and allow me to share this message with you – it may just change your life.

Top Post Series of 2019: Leading in Context Blog

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton. The Top Post Series this year reflects the challenges of applying ethical thinking and decision making to complex problems.

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How Do the Best Leaders Avoid Miscommunication

Lead from Within

Being able to communicate effectively is perhaps the most important of all leadership skills. It is what enables us to pass information to other people and to understand what is being said to us, the foundation of productivity and strong relationships.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Charlie’s Angels 2019

Joseph Lalonde

They’ve returned after a sixteen-year absence. The Angels have returned. To be honest, I’m not sure their return was a good thing but it has happened. Critics have panned the latest Charlie’s Angels movie. Moviegoers are avoiding the new movie. And the movie has failed to live up to the hype. Does this make the […] The post Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Charlie’s Angels 2019 appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Reel Leadership

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.

Is Politically Correct Correct? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

When I started researching and working on this Remarkable TV episode, I discovered that like much of our language, the meaning of the words ‘politically correct’ have changed over time – leading people to have very different opinions on the meaning of the words.

How to Prepare Your Successor For Success

Let's Grow Leaders

The same mentor who jokingly told Karin that if you want people to think you’re a rock star “always follow an idiot” also smiled and said, “and always leave an idiot as your successor.” ” Not the best advice – but leadership transitions […].

How to Avoid Freezing in Hot Moments

Leadership Freak

THE FIRST BOOK GIVEAWAY of 2020! 20 copies available!! Leave a comment on this guest post by Mikaela Kiner to become eligible for one of 20 complimentary copies of her book, Female Firebrands:… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Stress

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Why Are You Building Relationships?

Joseph Lalonde

My heart has been heavy lately. I’ve reflected frequently on friendships and friendships lost. It seems more and more these days, friends come and go faster than they did before. I think this is even truer in the online, influencer world. There’s a reason for the friendships coming and going faster than they used to. […] The post Why Are You Building Relationships? appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Relationships

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.