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Think Outside the Building

Leading Blog

S YSTEMIC SOCIAL ISSUES cannot be solved by a few people working in isolation. They can be better addressed by breaking out of traditional approaches and collaborating with others. Rosabeth Moss Kanter likens these traditional approaches to castles.

The Serving Leader

Lead Change Blog

Servant leaders are at the helm of some of the world’s largest companies. Rather than be served, servant leaders put the needs of their people and organizations first, helping them reach new heights.

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Consumer Trends: 5 Things Brands Should Know

Leading in Context

We've seen many articles about ethical consumerism, conscious capitalism and the responsible consumer. The bottom line is that consumers continue to expect much more from brands than an honest and perfectly executed transaction.

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Keeping Yourself On Track

Joseph Lalonde

Knock, knock. Who’s there? Another distraction. Or maybe it’s not knock, knock but ring, ring. The sound of your cell phone going off constantly. Distractions are all around us. They’re keeping us from doing our best work. Does anyone else ever feel this is their daily journey?

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.

Leading Thoughts for February 13, 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.

There’s More to Life than Logic

Lead Change Blog

Elite, logical brainpower. Some believe that’s all that is needed to successfully solve problems. Critical thinking does play a central role in getting to good answers. Without a logical and disciplined process to actively “conceptualize, apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate” what we plan to do, biases and privilege can unconsciously and negatively influence decisions and shape outcomes. While logic and reason are good, they aren’t enough.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Birds Of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn)

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. In a not-so-shocking move, DC and Warner Brothers created a movie from one of the hottest properties to come out of a movie (Suicide Squad) that was panned by critics. That movie? Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn).

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Why You Should Sponsor Others

Leading Blog

M UCH HAS been written about mentoring. Mentoring is a gift you give to others. And while mentoring can be of tremendous value to the person being guided, it is one-way. Sponsoring is “all-in.” You have skin in the game.

5 Ways to Use Employee Training and Development to Motivate Staff

Lead Change Blog

It can be hard to find great employees. When you do, keeping them motivated and engaged is essential. You can compensate them well and reward them with bonuses, but intrinsic motivation often engages employees better than extrinsic motivation. . Therefore, offering training and development options that make your staff members feel seen, heard, and valued is essential. Plus, you’ll groom them to respect and enhance the company culture.

The Single Predictor of Long-Term Success

Leadership Freak

There’s hope for you if you aren’t the smartest person at the table. Average people succeed as long as they keep going when the path is steep.

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.

4 Reasons Leaders Need To Slow Down

Joseph Lalonde

Do you feel like you never have enough time? By the time you solve one business problem, another issue raises its ugly head. You never have enough time to slow down. You may feel like you have to run around like the Flash from the Justice League. Rushing from one emergency to the other.

Peak Leadership Fitness: Elevating Your Leadership Game

Leading Blog

E LEVATING your leadership game is a mindset. Your mindset drives your behavior and your influence on those you lead. You are in control of your mindset.

A Personal Lesson On How Leaders Can Help Their Employees To Succeed And Grow

Tanveer Naseer

Have you ever worked for a leader who inspired you to do your best work? Why were they able to? What was their secret? It’s a question I aim to answer by sharing a personal story of working for one such leader in this latest installment of Leadership Espresso Shot. Click to continue reading.

5 Powerful Strategies that Strengthen Teams

Leadership Freak

Discouraged people have hearts like water and knees like butter. The ability to rise is about you, not the challenge. 7 causes of discouragement: Hard work with no or slow progress. Disappointed expectation.… … Continue reading → engagement

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 Three C’s That Will Drive Your Results

Kevin Eikenberry

More than ever before, you can find strategies, tactics, and hacks meant to help you learn, grow, and achieve greater professional success. You can find them in books and blogs, on YouTube, podcasts, Instagram and more.

Are Your Customers Getting Ghosted?

Lead Change Blog

I was working with a prominent speaker’s bureau to land a keynote. The agent and I agreed that I was uniquely suited for this assignment, given my history in the industry of her prospect. When the engagement date was getting closer and I had not gotten a contract, I reached out to the bureau agent, a seasoned pro. She delivered the odd verdict on my status as this company’s keynote speaker—not a “yes,” and not a “no.”

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Preview The New Audiobook of The Next Level

Next Level Blog

For everyone who likes to get their leadership development through their ears instead of their eyes, I have good news. The audio edition of my book, The Next Level: What Insiders Know About Executive Success has arrived and is ready to stream through your earbuds.

12 Questions that Expose the Real Problem

Leadership Freak

The real problem is the pattern. Pattern recognition is the issue when the same problem keeps coming back.

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.

The Three C’s That Will Drive Your Results

Kevin Eikenberry

More than ever before, you can find strategies, tactics, and hacks meant to help you learn, grow, and achieve greater professional success. You can find them in books and blogs, on YouTube, podcasts, Instagram and more.

A President’s Day Look at Leadership

N2Growth Blog

Since we’re headed into President’s Day weekend, I thought I’d take this opportunity to author a two-part series in which I’ll examine the leadership characteristics of the two Presidents for which the holiday is celebrated; George Washington , and Abraham Lincoln.

How to Help a New Manager Be More Confident

Let's Grow Leaders

We were just wrapping up the first session of a six-month leadership program when “Sal” raised his hand. “How do you help a new manager be more confident?” ” He continued, “I mean it’s tricky to have a difficult conversation or run a […].

How to Energize a Team that’s Lost Heart

Leadership Freak

Everything’s hard when you lose heart. Fearful people play-it-safe. “Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” Vince Lombardi If your team lost enthusiasm, what are you going to change about yourself? What did you… Continue reading → Encouragement energy Teams Leadership Development

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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.

Six Company Rules That Were Made to Be Broken

Lead from Within

Rules are there for a reason, and most of the time they’re worth following—to preserve the greater good and to keep yourself out of trouble. But there are some rules that you absolutely have to break if you want to succeed. Ask yourself if any of the following rules are keeping you playing small.

How Balanced is Your Reading Diet? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

We all know that it’s important to have a balanced diet – because what you put in impacts your health. But have you thought about your reading diet? Because similarly, what you put in impacts your thinking.

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The Leadership Problem with Passion

Let's Grow Leaders

Passion is good. Passion for your customers, passion for excellence, and the team’s passion to support one another all lead to great results. But there’s a dangerous problem with passion that can undermine your culture and ruin your leadership. In this […].

Does Your Team Have a #1 Priority?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Mike McHargue: Does your team have one clearly stated priority? The one thing that is the focus above everything else? And, is everyone on your team crystal clear about what that priority is? Notice I didn’t ask about your priorit- ies.

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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.

President’s Day – Part Two

N2Growth Blog

Today’s post is the second in a two-part series celebrating President’s Day by examining the leadership traits of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

The Case for Daily Inspiration

Kevin Eikenberry

Learning and growing to become a more effective leader and professional isn’t easy. There are plenty of things that distract us, get in our way, and keep us from focusing on our growth. That’s why daily inspiration for leaders is so important, and that is why we offer that to you for free.

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The Best Way to Help Your Team Win

Let's Grow Leaders

No one comes to work wanting to do a bad job. Losing is stressful. When the scorecard trends in the wrong direction, how do you help your team win? And how do you help a strong team get even better? The answer […].

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Boost Connectedness to Reverse Rise of Suicides in America

Michael Lee Stallard

With the exception of America , suicide rates over recent decades have declined in most of the world. Suicides in the U.S. have risen more than 50% from 2005 to 2017 and now exceed deaths by motor vehicle incidents. In 2017, the most recent year data is available, the U.S.

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.