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Dare Yourself to Pick Both

Lead Change Blog

“Pick one and get on with it.”. That’s good advice if you’re holding up the line at the coffee shop, or deciding which lovely-but-unneeded-yet-on-sale sweater to buy. It’s lousy advice if we’re looking to do our best in leading ourselves and those around us. Business, academia, the media, our parents, and others pressure us to select one of two options. We face those same influences in deciding what kind of leader we’ll be.

The Power of Bad

Leading Blog

B AD gets into our head and it stays there leaving very little room for the good in our lives. We tend to focus on the bad, even in the face of a lot of positive things. Our brains are wired that way.

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Coaching: Leadership Skills Can Be Learned


Leadership coaching and mentoring can be the difference for managers. Managers who are often challenged by expectations of meeting and exceeding goals; achieving KPI’s; leading teams and many other aspects of creating and sustaining successful business.

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10 Tricky Questions About Ethics and Leadership Answered

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton. Go Into the New Year With Answers. This week I'm sharing answers to your burning questions about ethics and ethical leadership - What is it? How do you stay up to speed in spite of rapidly accelerating expectations?

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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.

How to Lead When Your Team Can’t See the Obvious

Let's Grow Leaders

It seems so obvious—until it isn’t. Bonaire is a desert island in the south Caribbean that’s known for fantastic coral reefs, flamingos, sea salt production, and donkeys. Coral, flamingos, and salt occur naturally in Bonaire. Donkeys—not so much. In the 1600s Spaniards […].

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You’ve Got to Leave the Launchpad If You Want to Get to the Moon

Next Level Blog

What do you want to accomplish this year? When you step back and look at your list are there any goals that scare you or just seem like a huge stretch? I’ve got a few of those myself this year. They’re based on some ideas that have been somewhere on the radar screen of my brain the past few years. They were there kind of nibbling at my attention but staying busy doing what I’ve been doing kept me from paying much attention to them. And, honestly, I was OK with that.

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The Impact of Great and Terrible Leaders

Leading Blog

M OST PEOPLE have been around a bad leader at some point. Someone who doesn’t communicate, sets impossible expectations, or is just difficult to be around. You’ve likely experienced the draining, exhausting feelings from having to work with or for that person.

Proven Truths for a New Decade

Lead Change Blog

It’s a new year and a new decade. There’s talk of resolutions and goals and the future. It’s all great fun. I love thinking, talking, and writing about those things. But every year I also review my journal. That’s a sobering experience. The sobering part is the written record of all the times I forgot an important truth. I know those truths, but I don’t always live like it. Sometimes I’ll rush by a truth in a race to accomplish something.

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3 Hard-Earned Lessons On How To Achieve Long-Term Leadership Success

Tanveer Naseer

If someone were to ask you what 3 personal lessons do you attribute as being key to your success, what would you say? It’s a question I’ve been asked and I thought it would be fun to share the answers in this 10th edition of Leadership Espresso Shot on my. Click to continue reading.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From 1917

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. It seems I am wanting to say this more and more but quite a few recent movie releases have been absolutely fantastic. 1917 stands above so many movies I’ve seen I may claim it is the best movie I have seen in my lifetime.

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.

Helping People Change

Leading Blog

M OST OF US want to help people. And typically, we go about it by trying to correct a problem. We focus on what we think they should be doing. Makes sense. To us. But it frequently does not create sustainable change in the other person. Richard Boyatzis, Melvin L.

A World Gone Social

Lead Change Blog

Just like the meteor that likely precipitated the end of the dinosaurs, social media is having a monumental impact on the world’s economy; a change so dramatic that it has created a new business era. Welcome… to the Social Age.

14 Years In, What I’ve Learned.

Rich Gee Group

I met with a close colleague at Starbucks the other day and while we were reminiscing, I realized I’ve been coaching for 14 years — time flies when you’re having so much fun.

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Duty or Service? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

“You need to report to jury duty.” ” Have you ever gotten a card with this message on it? I have, and quite recently in fact. And during my time there, I got to thinking about those words: JURY DUTY.

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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 Ways to Lead with a Big Heart

Leadership Freak

I’ve always admired leaders who handle heavy responsibility with heart. Some leaders put on masks and lose themselves to the expectation of others.

How to Help Your Team Navigate the Chaos

Let's Grow Leaders

How do you help your team navigate the chaos, particularly when you’re feeling frustrated, overwhelmed (and maybe even a bit frightened)? In this article, I share three ways to help your team navigate the chaos of reorganization, shifts in direction or toxic […].

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Get Promoted at Work | Your 10-Point Plan

Career Advancement

“When there are hiring decisions and promotion decisions to be made, people are hungry for data.” Oren Etzioni. Gary had been with his media company for a little less than a year. He recently had a very positive performance review in which he’d voiced his ability to handle greater responsibility.

How to Get Your Employees to Respect You

Lead from Within

Many people—in particular, many leaders—think that respect is something other people owe them. But in truth, of course, respect must be earned.

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.

A New Question That Invites a Story

Leadership Freak

During a listening exercise, a young woman asked a question I’ve never asked. I led a group on a listening exercise. The instructions were simple. Listen to ask a question. She asked, “How… Continue reading → Curiosity Questions


Are You a Culture Change Skeptic?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds: Are you a culture change skeptic? Do you have a hard time seeing how your organization’s work culture affects employee behavior, performance, or enthusiasm - so you tend to think it just doesn’t even exist?

The Emails That Can Improve Your Life and Results

Kevin Eikenberry

Is that even possible? Emails that could improve our lives? Most people talk about email as the bane of their organizational existence! Plenty of studies talk about how much of our work lives are sucked up by email.

The Best Ways to Show Care To The People On Your Team

Lead from Within

Studies confirm what common sense tells us: people who are feel cared for at work are more engaged and effective. They’re happier, more positive and productive, and less likely to leave.

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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 Stories We Tell Ourselves

Leadership Freak

People judge you by the story they tell themselves about you. The most powerful words we hear are the stories we tell to ourselves. Potential stories: Normally I greet people warmly, with a… Continue reading → Gossip Motivation Personal Growth Success Leadership Development

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Leadership Interview: Stef du Plessis on Culture & Unwritten Ground Rules

N2Growth Blog

While in Johannesburg, South Africa , I had the opportunity to sit down with a leading global authority on employee engagement and workplace culture, Mr. Stef du Plessis. Stef and I began to dive into the differences between employee engagement and corporate culture.

What’s Your Trail Look Like?

Joseph Lalonde

Pam and I recently traveled to Santa Fe, New Mexico to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. It’s hard to believe we’ve been married for 15 years but we have. Whenever we travel by plane, we rent a vehicle. We’ve thought about trying to do the whole Uber thing while we don’t have our own personal […] The post What’s Your Trail Look Like? appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Leadership clarity following leadership

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eLearning for DISC Users

Kevin Eikenberry

You’ve likely heard about the DISC assessment before. Maybe you’ve even taken one. Most people take an assessment, and that’s about it. It is a popular, pleasant, and fun training or team building exercise, but too often doesn’t go beyond that.

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 Essentials of Culture Building

Leadership Freak

The most important thing about us is the way we treat each other while we do the work. Organizational culture is simply the way people consistently treat each other. This post is based… Continue reading → Book Notes Culture

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Developing People When You Don’t Have the Time

Let's Grow Leaders

You’ve got 37 tasks that needed to be done yesterday and somewhere in the back of your mind you know that you should be investing in your people and helping them to grow. You’re right, of course – but you don’t […]. The post Developing People When You Don’t Have the Time appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

In 100 Words: Three Questions to Lead the Self


A priest was confronted by a soldier while he was walking down a road in pre-revolutionary Russia. The soldier, aiming his rifle at the priest, called out, “Who are you? Where are you going? Why are you going there?”. Unfazed, the priest calmly replied, “How much do they pay you?”

The Problem with Practice and the “Try and Try Again” Approach


Sometimes those of us who are diligent, driven, and focused on getting to that end result can become frustrated when we don’t master something immediately. Try and try again” is a good motto except when we just keep trying the same thing in the same way.

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.