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Commencement Address Answers “When Will It Get Easier?”

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton When I was asked by The University of Richmond SPCS to give a Commencement address, I did what most anyone would do - I struggled. I struggled to choose a topic, and struggled to write the remarks on a short deadline.

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4 Ways To Grow Your Network

Joseph Lalonde

Besides your skills and abilities, your network is your best resource. Your network consists of friends, family members, colleagues, and former business partners. Sometimes, your network extends further than that.

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Executive Hiring For a P.E. Portfolio Company – Ideals and Compromise

N2Growth Blog

Part One – Core, Hard Credential Constituents. The bar is set high. Dynamics at private equity firms are fast, aggressive, and all-conquering. As the investor leader, you are tasked with tackling senior leadership management issues at a newly acquired portfolio firm.

Braver at Work: Questions to Inspire Your Next Courageous Act (with Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

Gain the Confidence to Be Braver at Work. Whenever we ask participants in our Courageous Cultures or Team Innovation programs to share a time that felt particularly brave at work, the room explodes with powerful energy. People love to share times when they were scared and did the right thing anyway.

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How to Write OKRs: 45 Effective Examples

Many companies are embracing objectives and key results (OKRs) as the best practice for committing to goals and following through. Objectives are outcomes that reflect current company priorities. Each employee should write OKRs that roll up to larger company goals.

3 Ways to Do What Matters Today

Leadership Freak

Everyone wants to do what matters but we’re afraid to define it. After all, when you define what matters it’s unsurprising. Think love, relationships, satisfaction, health, and making a difference (mission).

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Marry Me

Joseph Lalonde

Marry Me is a newer rom-com starring Jennifer Lopez as music superstar Kat Valdez. She’s on a roll. It looks like she will go even further with the extravagant wedding to fellow singer Bastian (Maluma). Everything changes in a heartbeat for the superstar.

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The Disciplined Listening Method with Michael Reddington

Let's Grow Leaders

Do you know the value of your listening skills? The cornerstone of any leader’s personal brand is how people perceive their listening skills. Distractions, biases, unhealthy expectations, and misaligned perceptions make it difficult for leaders to truly understand and influence their audiences.

5 Awesome Ways to Energize Your Day

Leadership Freak

One of the five factors of well-being is energy to get things done. You die a slow death when you don’t energize your day. Vacation might help but those who neglect their energy… Continue reading → energy Leadership Development Leading

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What Do You Want To Do?

Joseph Lalonde

Everyone wants more time. They want to spend more time with their kids. They want to travel more. They want to enjoy life more. It’s a fact of life that we all desire to do and be something more. Most people aren’t pursuing what they want.

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Stop Managing Conflict! – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

The title for this episode might seem a little strange. But it’s not wrong. In this episode, I am reminding you (or maybe telling you for the first time) that conflict isn’t always bad.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

How Do I Find More Meaning in My Work? – with Marshall Goldsmith (Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

In this very special edition of Asking for a Friend, I partner with David and his Leadership Without Losing Your Soul podcast. in a conversation with Marshall Goldsmith about how to find more meaning in work, and his new book, The Earned Life.

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The 3 Opportunities of Conflict

Leadership Freak

“Nothing moves forward in a story except through conflict.” Robert McKee The 3 opportunities of conflict: Interpersonal collisions. Opportunities with people. Inner wrestling. Opportunities to grow. Spiritual uncertainty. Opportunities to clarify values and… Continue reading → Leading

How the Right Software Can Help Your Business Grow

Joseph Lalonde

The right software can make a significant impact on your business. It can help you manage your operations more effectively, keep track of your finances, and improve your customer service.

How to Take Smart Notes

Kevin Eikenberry

Chances are you were taught to take notes in high school and saw it as a strategy for studying. You either stuck with the approach you learned or tweaked it slightly. What if I told you there was a new way to take smart notes? This approach could make you not just a better student/learner, […].

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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.

5 Hobbies to Consider to Broaden Your Knowledge and Skills

Strategy Driven

There’s nothing better than picking up a new hobby to broaden your knowledge and skills. Not only does it keep you busy and entertained, but it can also be a great way to learn new things and meet interesting people.

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24 Ways to Challenge People Without being a Jerk-Hole

Leadership Freak

Performance is about rigorous standards, high expectations, clear goals, and providing support. Challenge people and be tenderhearted. “The best leaders are toughminded on standards and tenderhearted with people.”

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How Can Leadership Styles Differ in Different Industries?

Joseph Lalonde

The same leadership styles and skills aren’t always applicable to every industry or field. There are certain leadership styles that can be more suitable for specific industries or professions, whereas the same leaders might need to adapt if they were to take a position in a different industry.

4 Disciplines Successful Leaders Employ To Achieve Their Wildly Important Goals

Tanveer Nasser

There are certain tasks a leader is expected to do well if they are to help their organization succeed, and developing strategies for how their team will achieve their goals is one of them. And yet, you can walk into any organization and find numerous well-thought out and developed strategies.

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The First 90 Days: Onboarding Checklist

Connect with your people from day one with this development and engagement checklist.

3 Signs It’s Time to Invest in a New Business Laptop

Strategy Driven

When you are running your own business, it makes sense that you might have started out using your own personal computer or laptop for business tasks rather than buying a dedicated one.

7 Simple Ways To Improve Your Leadership Skills

Lolly Daskal

When you’re in a leadership position, it’s easy to feel like you’re losing your way. Maybe you’re overwhelmed by a specific situation, maybe you’re in a bit of a slump, or maybe you feel that you’re stuck in the same place without moving forward.

13 Ways Being the Example in Management will Encourage Better Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

As a manager, you are in a unique position to be a leader. Yet not all managers possess great leadership skills. And team members may be naturally gifted.

How do novelty and innovation emerge within an organization?

Mike Cardus

“ All that everyone , no matter how powerful, can do is to continue participating with intention and continually negotiate and respond to others who are also intentionally doing the same.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

Building Your Debt Settlement Business

Strategy Driven

American households average more than $150,000 in debt – adding up to over $15 trillion. With numbers like these, starting a debt settlement business like Dove Law Houston is a wise idea. People need help managing and eliminating this burden – and you’ve decided to help them do it.

5 Ways to Promote Creativity at Work

Niagra Institute

Creativity is a coveted skill. So much so, that LinkedIn has proclaimed creativity is the most important skill in the world.

How to Deal With Negative Publicity

Eric Jacobson

Today, we feature an excerpt from the book, The Public Relations Handbook. This section of the book on how to deal with negative publicity is written by Jonathan Dedmon of T he Dilenschneider Group. Invariably, a company or organization will experience bad news, resulting in negative publicity.

Three Things to Keep in Mind as You Return to the Office

Scott Elbin

Now it begins. After two plus years of working from home (or somewhere else), more and more folks are heading back to the office for at least a few days a week. And, guess what? They like it! That’s the story from the Wall Street Journal , anyway.

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12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

The 4 Most Important Financial Tips for Small Businesses

Strategy Driven

Running a small business is not easy. There are so many things to think about, and it can be tough to stay organized when you’re juggling everything on your own. One of the most important aspects of being a small business owner is managing your finances.

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Employee Engagement and the Communicator’s Role

David Grossman

Establishing credibility and achieving employee trust and, especially, engagement is the ultimate prize for employers.

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One Minute Mentoring

Eric Jacobson

Fortunately, I've benefited from having great mentors throughout my career. And, I've have the honor and good fortune to be a mentor, both formally and informally, for various individuals the past few decades. Mentoring is powerful. Both being a mentor. And, being mentored.

38 Smart Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

Harvard Business Review

And a few to avoid. Job interviews Job search Career planning Career transitions Digital Article

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12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.