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The Leadership Difference Between Being Accessible and Available

Next Level Blog

Ever had a manager who told you they had an “open-door policy?” Who knows, maybe you’ve even declared that yourself. The open-door policy implies that your team members or colleagues can come to you with anything. That desire to be a transparent and open leader is admirable. The problem starts when people knock on the proverbial door (and knock and knock) and no one’s home.

The 3 Dimensions of Leading with Trust – Becoming the Leader Your People Deserve

Leading with Trust

Let me ask you a question: Do you believe trust is critical and important to your success as a leader? Raise your hand if you answered yes. OK, you can put your hand down now. Why do I think you raised your hand?

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What “The Hunger Games” Can Teach Business Leaders About Building Culture

CEO Insider

If you’re familiar with the popular book and film series “The Hunger Games,” you know its underlying message: Regardless of the challenge or scenario, people must always fight for equality.

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Purpose-Driven Leadership Is Good For Business… and everything else

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

As trust in government continues to erode, more and more leaders of purpose-driven companies are taking public stands around issues that impact us as a society. And they are discovering that it is actually good for business. The post Purpose-Driven Leadership Is Good For Business… and everything else appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. High Performing Organizations Leadership Purpose Values Bend Bend Fire Benioff Dante Edelman Edelman Trust Barometer John F.

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.

Thoughts on Leadership in an IoT-driven World

CEO Insider

I am not convinced that every CEO sets out—with intention—to become a leader. I am convinced, however, that those with passion, a clear vision and the ability to inspire, inform and initiate action eventually and naturally reach a gratifying summit.

What Organizations Look For in a Change Management Professional: 2020

Change Starts Here

Two years ago, I did a small research project to answer the question: What do organizations look for in a change management professional? To learn the answer, I searched LinkedIn for jobs with the keywords “change management,” within a worldwide search area.

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3 Lessons From Eeyore on Cheering Up

Leadership Freak

It’s dreary here. February and March are cruel in Pennsylvania. I recently talked with a friend in New Zealand. It’s late summer there. But it’s late winter here and it’s been cloudy since… Continue reading → Leading


Leading Thoughts for February 6, 2020

Leading Blog

I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Samuel R. Chand, a leadership author and consultant, on disruption: “A fighter pilot knows he's in the right spot when he's getting anti-aircraft fire.

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February 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the February 2020 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. Jeff Evans of Designed Learning shared Influencing Without Direct Control. Jeff writes: “As I think about all of the relationships of my life, power seems to have a major role. I believe our search for power is the wrong search.

4 Tech Tools Every Business Leader Should Know About

Tanveer Naseer

Business leaders face continuous challenges in this fast-paced world economy. Many difficult decisions must be made on a daily basis. And with ever-evolving technological improvements, the ways we conduct business are constantly changing.

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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.

Are You On Autopilot?

Joseph Lalonde

I have a confession to make. I run on autopilot far more than I would like to admit. Can I share a story about one of my recent autopilot experiences? Ok, I knew you wouldn’t mind.

The Answer is Yes! Now What Was Your Question?

Leading Blog

Y OU SHOULD shoot for the moon when it comes to customer service says customer experience guru Micah Solomon. When you are small it is easy to give that personalized service to each customer. But when the orders begin to pour in, the attentiveness begins to slacken.

Refire! Don’t Retire

Lead Change Blog

When faced with the prospect of getting older, you can be optimistic, pessimistic, or realistic. But just because you add a few extra candles to a cake doesn’t mean your life is over!

Beat the Hamster Wheel: 5 Ways to Keep Going When You’d Rather Not

RapidStart Leadership

It is possible to beat the hamster wheel that our goal-chasing can seem to put us on. Here are five ways to find the joy on the path to our goals. The post Beat the Hamster Wheel: 5 Ways to Keep Going When You’d Rather Not appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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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.

The Best Super Bowl Commercial of All Time

Leadership Freak

The best Super Bowl commercial of all time: Runner Up for the best Super Bowl commercial of all time: (Don’t miss the ending.) Top contenders: Coke’s, “Mean Joe Green.” Wendy’s, “Where’s… Continue reading → Teams Leadership

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The Trumpet and the French Horn: Two Styles of Communication

Leading Blog

E FFECTIVE COMMUNICATION requires that we know how to best communicate with others. In other words, communicate with them the way they want to be communicated to.

Four Factors for the 21st Century

Lead Change Blog

Experts in the Netherlands predict that, on average, a child born today will pursue 7 professions during their working career. That’s an entirely different paradigm than in the 1950’s of pursuing one profession during a lifetime, probably for only one organization! So, what does this mean for you as leader? What’s good for the organization. If coworkers will change profession that often, what then is good for the organization?

Promote Yourself to the Job of your Dreams

Career Advancement

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” ” ~ Alan Kay. Agnes asks: My day job has become so monotonous and predictable. I’m ready for greater challenges, but I’m not clear on when the next promotion opportunity will arise.

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.

Ignoring Toxic Leadership is Not Worth the Tradeoffs

Leading in Context

Toxic behavior is a problem in organizations across industries and it's often ignored because leaders fear the consequences of having performance conversations. Organizations that delay dealing with toxic behavior find that it spreads and erodes the integrity of an ethical culture.

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Five Foundational Truths of Youth Marketing (and Leadership)

Leading Blog

W HO IS Gen Z? They are people born between 1996 and 2011. What is their frequency? Their generational voice is diverse, engaged, knowledgeable, pragmatic, collaborative. And while they share common values, they are very independent.

A Two Question Ritual to Change Your Day

Leadership Freak

Leadership always has trajectory. What’s yours? How is your attitude breathing vitality into others? How are your actions strengthening relationships? Daily rituals establish trajectory. A two question ritual to change your day: #1.…

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5 Questions To Ask Your Next New Hire

Joseph Lalonde

Hiring new talent is exhilarating and scary at the same time. You have the ability to bring new blood onto the team. Your hope is this new team member will help your organization thrive. Then there’s the fear. Fear the team member won’t fit your organization’s culture.

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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 Secret to Maximum Impact

Lead Change Blog

Your year just started and you’re probably already behind on your “you think we’re good now, but soon we’ll be great” BHAG ( thank you, Jim Collins, for introducing the world to Big Hairy Audacious Goals ). You promised yourself and your team that this would be “the year” and now you have to deliver. But, no matter how much you raise the bar and rally the troops, you seriously doubt this year will be any different than last. So, what’s the secret?

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First Look: Leadership Books for February 2020

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in February 2020. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases. Life's Great Question : Discover How You Contribute To The World by Tom Rath. Life is not what you get out of it. it's what you put back in.

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How to Promote the Best Leaders

Let's Grow Leaders

To promote the best first-time leaders, focus on more than results Your decisions about who you put in management and leadership roles are some of the most important leadership decisions you’ll ever make. It’s a decision about who you will trust with […].

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Rhythm Section

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I didn’t know what to think of The Rhythm Section when I first heard about the movie (I also discovered it is based on a book). I was confused as to the premise and then I became excited once I realized what it was all about.

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.

Tom Rath on Getting the Most From Adversity

Leadership Freak

Leadership is the opposite of focusing on yourself. If you want to make a great contribution, don’t begin with yourself. Begin with what the world needs. Inspired by, “Life’s Great Question,” by Tom… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Success Leadership Leadership Development

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Learning From a Customer Service Disaster – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Regardless of our role – customer facing or not – as leaders, it is extremely important that we think about customer service. In the video below, I’m sharing a simple exercise that you can use individually or with your team to leverage lessons from a customer service disaster.

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Practical Help for Exhausted Leaders Who Need to Get More Done

Let's Grow Leaders

To get more done, start with you In the past few months, we’ve heard from many leaders asking for help with time management. They feel the pressing need to get more done, but many of them feel like they’re already maxed out […].

Good Leaders Have Visions Their Team Can Actually SEE

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Lee Hartley Carter: Vision in leadership is essential. We all know it. And yet, while we often can answer the question generally with business plan answers, we can’t often paint a picture of what that vision looks like in practice.

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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.