Sat.Feb 02, 2019 - Fri.Feb 08, 2019

Henry Mintzberg’s Bedtime Stories for Managers

Leading Blog

M INTZBERG’S 20th book, Bedtime Stories for Managers , is a thought-provoking page-turner. (In In that sense I’m not sure it’s good to read just before drifting off.) The stories—a collection or repurposed blog posts —are meant to be pondered.

6 Qualities of a Good Boss

Strategy Driven

It is easy to distinguish what makes a bad boss, but describing what makes a good one can be difficult, with many bosses being mediocre. Why is it important that you be a good boss, though?

7 Tough, But Smart Leadership Decisions

Ron Edmondson

Leadership is tough. And the toughest part always involves people. It is interesting, however, in my experience, how often the toughest decision is the smartest decision. It’s the choice we know we need to make, but it’s the hardest one to make. Every leader I know wants to be liked.

The Death of Integrity

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Guest post by Larry Ackerman Note from Jesse: I am honored to host this thought-provoking article by my good friend Larry Ackerman on the Death of Integrity. It’s so good I wish I had written it myself. Important and well-written!

Simple Techniques to Overcome Negative Emotions When Negotiating with Others

Leading Blog

A KEY PREDICTOR of entrepreneurial success is a leader’s ability to manage relationships with investors, employees, and customers. Relationships are negotiations. We all negotiate. How well we learn to negotiate can be the difference between success and failure.

Making the Turn: 10 Warning Signs You aren’t Shifting from Founder to Leader

N2Growth Blog

By Thomas Brattle Gannett and Dr. Greg Giuliano. You came up with an awesome idea. Your singular focus has been to make it real. You started a company. You got funding. Maybe you’re looking for Series B or C funding now. Maybe you’re prepping for the IPO. Congratulations!

Learn Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Leo Bottary: Leadership lessons exist all around us, all the time. All we have to do is pay attention. Let me offer two examples – one is about growth and the other involves the power of declaring victory.

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Scaling Leadership

Leading Blog

T HE INEVITABLE CONSEQUENCE of leading in an increasingly complex world is that we will have developmental gaps in our leadership. As our context change, we have to grow with it.

Take Care Of The Small Things

Joseph Lalonde

I was recently on my way to the Gateway Church for a Connect Group. Everything seemed okay until I drove onto the highway. Then, once I hit 60 MPH (not the 88 MPH it took the Delorean to time travel), my car began to violently shake. Honestly, I thought my car was falling apart.

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3 steps to creating a culture that retains your best employees

Strategy Driven

Employees can do the minimum, or go the extra mile, and the difference between these two levels of performance, multiplied by the number of employees, can make or break a company. And when your employees are going the extra mile, it means they are engaged, and engaged employees don’t leave.

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Skills Aren’t Enough (To Be a Remarkable Leader)

Kevin Eikenberry

When people want to become a more effective leader they ask, “What skills do I need?” When organizations plan their leadership development programs, they start with the skills that will be needed to be successful. It is an understandable goal – to know what people need to be able do in order to lead.

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Super Bowl Edition: Julius Peppers Retires from the NFL

Leading Blog

Dignity and class. On and off the field, Julius Peppers was a leader. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said, “Julius has had an incredible impact in the NFL from the day that he came in. What an amazing player over the course of a long period of time.

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February 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the February Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, productivity, development, engagement, team-building, and more. Communication. Wally Bock of Three Star Leadership shared Things We Don’t Say Often Enough. Wally states: “We talk a lot, but there are some things we just don’t say often enough.” ” You can find Wally on Twitter at @WallyBock.

Learning to Fly: Innovation, Risk, and Leadership in the Real World

RapidStart Leadership

Most of us have probably heard of the Wright Brothers and their invention of the airplane. But did you know that one of their earlier flights featured a canoe strapped to the bottom of their flying machine?

Conduct your OWN performance Review

Career Advancement

“I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion.”. Billie Jean King~. Client Clara asks: I always get so nervous before my annual performance review. How can I calm my nerves and make sure it goes as well as possible?

Leadership Lessons From Miss Bala

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. What would you do if your best friend was kidnapped? Would you fight for her or would you flee? This is the question beauty make-up artist Gloria Fuentes (Gina Rodriguez) has to answer when her best friend Suzu (Cristina Rodlo) is kidnapped.

The Art of Successful Giving: Adam Grant

QAspire

I created a series of sketch notes for Tiffani Bova’s “ What’s Next ” podcast where she meets brilliant people to discuss customer experience, growth and innovation. Tiffani Bova is a Global Customer Growth and Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce.

Deliver Life-Changing Presentations Every Time.

Rich Gee Group

Some people love to give presentations. Some people hate it. Most people fall somewhere in between these two points on the presentation spectrum. What outcome do you want from your presentation? A decision? Enthusiasm for a idea? A sale? A way to present bad numbers so they look good? I've given thousands of presentations — from a small status update for my division, or an 850+ audience at The Hartford Insurance Company, all the way to major sales presentations to McDonald's and Home Depot.

4 Low-Tech Action Steps to Implement When Starting a New Business

Women on Business

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Sales Wolves Do Not Always Interview Well

Sales Wolf Blog

When a person is purchasing a sports car, they do not go to the dealership and randomly test drive every single car on the lot until one feels right. They do not test drive a minivan, nor a SUV. They go directly to the sports cars. Because they came to purchase a sports car!

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Why AI-Driven Sales CRM is Leading the Way in Customer Relations

Strategy Driven

Over the last several years, AI has become a popular trend for enhancing all areas of business.

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10 Essential Facilitation Skills for Meeting Leaders

Great Leadership By Dan

A lot of meeting leaders think they know how to “run” a meeting. They may set an agenda, do most of the talking and make the decisions. While this may feel easy and efficient, it’s often a waste of people’s time and does not tap into the creative potential of the team. There are a lot of reasons meeting leaders don’t involve others more in meetings, including a fear of letting go, a lack of belief that others can make a meaningful contribution, or a lack of meeting facilitation skills.

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3 Tips for Long-Term Business Success

Women on Business

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Respect, Interpreted Part 1

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton I believe that respect is a key structural beam supporting the organizational "house." Without it, trust falls, productivity falls, engagement drops and turnover increases. It becomes harder to attract top talent for open positions in organizations where respect is not a minimum standard. Without respect, an organization's culture becomes structurally unsound and devolves into "a house of cards" at risk of many negative impacts beyond those mentioned here.

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Important Changes That Improve The Efficiency Of Your Shipping Operation

Strategy Driven

Online shopping has completely changed the face of retail and customers are increasingly buying products online and having them shipped directly to them. That means that people’s expectations are incredibly high when it comes to shipping times.

From Polio to Three Gold Medals – Wilma Rudolph

Leadership Freak

“My doctors told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother.” Wilma Rudolph. Wilma Rudolph had three strikes against her when she was four –… Continue reading → Leading

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You Can’t Keep Looking Back

Joseph Lalonde

If you want to move forward, you have to give up doing something. That something is looking back. Constantly looking back to the past will hinder you from moving forward. From becoming a better husband. From being a better husband. And from being a better leader. It’s hard to look forward and away from the […] The post You Can’t Keep Looking Back appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Self-Improvement direction focus future Leviticus Lok mission past pets present regrets vision Zan

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Young Entrepreneurs Find a Powerful Advantage by Encouraging Human Connection

Michael Lee Stallard

Workplaces are full of disconnected people. There are still far too many leaders who, consciously or unconsciously, allow cultures of control or indifference that are disengaging and stressful for those under them.

How to Invest In Stocks: Fundamentals for Beginners

Strategy Driven

Financial uncertainty plagues the lives of individuals and small business owners alike. Having some cash on the side and wanting them to produce more in the long term is usually a great idea.

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The Myth of the Magic Bullet: 7 Things to Do When Progress is Slow

Leadership Freak

Progress is like learning to walk. You stumble forward, then you skin your knee. There’s no quick fix to the challenges of leadership. And thinking there is makes stumbling harder. The path forward… Continue reading → Change Personal Growth Solutions Success Leadership Development organizational success

The Book of Beautiful Questions

Kevin Eikenberry

You ask questions every day. You know that when you ask the right questions, you can get better results for yourself. You also know that the best leaders are great question askers. Yet, you’ve likely never studied asking questions. You can change that today, with this great book.

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The Week Explores the Global Loneliness Epidemic

Michael Lee Stallard

Studies show the continued growth in the number of people who are lonely, which has reached epidemic levels in many countries. Recently, my wife, Katie, and I had the opportunity to teach a Connection Culture Workshop for the Institute for Management Studies in Columbus, Ohio.

Four Ways to Overhaul Your Company Website

Strategy Driven

If your company’s been around for a while, it’s likely that your website has been, too. If that’s the case, you may well find that design trends, features and styles have moved on from the point at which you dusted off your finished site.

My 2018 #GirlBoss Moments: 6 Things I Learned About Running a Successful Business

Women on Business

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Don’t Assume the Worst

Next Level Blog

When I asked communications expert, Dr. Nick Morgan , for his one best piece of advice for anyone who wants to be a more effective virtual communicator, his answer was quick, simple and powerful, “Don’t assume the worst.” Here’s the back story on why Nick offered that advice and how you can apply it for positive outcomes.

The Shocking Truth about Disrespect and How to Overcome It

Leadership Freak

Nearly 80% of people who feel disrespected are less committed*. Those who aren’t committed find fault. Those who are committed find a way. It might feel good to ‘put people in their place,’… Continue reading → Appreciation Encouragement energy Influence Marks of leaders Taking others higher Growth Leadership Leadership Development organizational success

Four Meaningful Careers and How to Start Them

Strategy Driven

Considering your future in the world of work, it’s not uncommon to find yourself utterly bewildered by the sheer quantity and diversity of roles available in the job market. Many of these roles require training or qualifications, which constitute a large investment of both your time and money.

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