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Great Leaders Have No Rules

Leading Blog

T HERE ARE well-intentioned behaviors and assumptions about leadership that we have accepted over the years that really don’t serve us well. Kevin Kruse has identified ten such assumptions and provided effective counter-thinking in Great Leaders Have No Rules.

Long Live the Chief Happiness Officer!

Lead Change Blog

At long last, focused attention for MAC! Do you know what’s so great? For years we’ve been writing about the three needs which when fulfilled make a person happy – at home and even more so at work: Mastery, Autonomy, and Connection. It’s so simple. Yet not easy. That’s why many organizations who have understood this message realize how difficult it is to truly live up to this challenge and appoint a Chief Happiness Officer. A hype? Rubbish? We think not.

When you need to stop leading and start following

Aspire-CS

Photo credit: 123RF. All leaders are also followers. Nobody is autonomous and without the need to follow others. Sometimes the “others” can be your board, manager, employees, peers, or even your significant other. Your need to follow will be depend on the circumstances.

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Why Good Leaders Speak Up

Joseph Lalonde

The Speak Up! Series. Have you ever been in a situation where a bad leader spoke up? He shared a vision isolated to himself. Or he chose to single out one employee and berate him. Bad leaders tend to speak up when something is wrong.

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.

36 Lessons for Business & Life from Trillion Dollar Coach Bill Campbell

Leading Blog

B ILL CAMPBELL was one of the most influential background players in Silicon Valley. He helped to build some of Silicon Valley’s greatest companies including Google, Apple, and Intuit and to create over a trillion dollars in market value.

The Disciplined Leader

Lead Change Blog

What do the best leaders have in common? As author of The Disciplined Leader and President of Management Action Programs, Inc. MAP), John Manning should know.

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PR Strategy Session: 6 PR Types to Leverage in Your PR Outreach

Women on Business

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link]. Reader Submission publicity

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Forging an Ironclad Brand – Your North Star

Leading Blog

A BRAND properly conceived is more than a marketing activity. It’s more than a logo. It’s more than a great ad. It’s more than what you do on social media. It informs all of those things and more. Your brand is your North Star as Lindsay Pedersen defines it in Forging an Ironclad Brand.

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May 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the May 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. Lisa Kohn of Thoughtful Leaders Blog contributed Silent and listen have a lot in common besides six letters.

Why Men Don’t Have Friends and Why Women Should Care

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

My professor, advisor and mentor, Don Carew, handed out this article at the beginning of each semester while I was a grad student in Organization Behavior at University of Mass, Amherst in the mid 1980’s. What does this have to do with leadership? Why is it important for both men and women? The answers will […]. The post Why Men Don’t Have Friends and Why Women Should Care appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Personal Effectiveness

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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.

How Leaders Make the Best Ideas Work

Let's Grow Leaders

Do you have a plan to make the best ideas work? Joe has a new idea. The idea isn’t perfect, but with a tweak or two, it just might solve that big problem that’s driving everyone nuts. What does Joe do next? […].

How Is Critical Thinking Different From Ethical Thinking?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher ThorntonEthical thinking and critical thinking are both important and it helps to understand how we need to use them together to make decisions. .

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Living a Worthwhile Life

Lead Change Blog

“Hmm, you’re one of those people,” sneered my neighbor. “A A do-gooder.”. That wasn’t the first—and it won’t be the last—time that someone, usually a man, had mocked my efforts to do good and do well. That used to upset me. Hurt my feelings, too. It doesn’t anymore. The very first time I wasn’t troubled by someone’s condescension about doing good and well was a liberating moment. A moment that was a long time in the making.

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How Much Time Do You Invest in Learning?

Kevin Eikenberry

Investment. Usually that word leads us to think about our 401K account, or the capital budget at work. We think about investing money to gain returns over time. And yet, we less frequently equate investing with time – a resource more precious and limited than dollars.

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.

How to Transform an Old School Culture to Award Winning Innovators

Let's Grow Leaders

There’s a lot to be said for old school culture. You’ve got a strong, respected brand. Loyal customers. Your values and mission are clear. Employees know what’s up and what to do next. They’re proud of the work that they do and […].

The Dangers of Taking the Easy Way

RapidStart Leadership

“What’s wrong with taking the easy way?” ” Sometimes the answer to our problem seems easy. But the easy solution may not always be the right one.

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Building Trust Through Behavioral Integrity

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds : Cornell University professor Dr. Tony Simons’ powerful article, “ The High Cost of Lost Trust ,” appeared in the Harvard Business Review in 2002.

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What You Can Learn From Auto Bingo – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

When I was a kid, my sister and I used to play a game in the car called Auto Bingo. And while I think my parents mostly gave us this to keep us quiet, there are quite a few leadership lessons that we can learn from this fun family game of my youth. Check it […].

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Tough Comp Conversations: A Guide For Doing Them Right

Speaker: Rusty Lindquist, VP Strategic HR Insights at Bamboo HR

Compensation can be tricky, few things carry as much emotional weight as comp. And with the increased transparency in the market, combined with our collective propensity to rate ourselves against others, the frequency of these very difficult conversations is increasing. In this webinar, we will deconstruct some of the psychology around comp. We’ll take an analytic look at comp’s role in the employee experience, and then we’ll get really tactical with guidance on very specific compensation conversations.

7 Faces of Distrust

Leadership Freak

A reader asks, “Maybe a post on how to proceed when relationships have been eroded among team members? With a small team, I find it especially challenging.”

5 Examples of Important SOFT Skills that Ignite Workplace Performance

Great Results Team Building

As important as technical skills and knowledge may be in your industry, team leaders and teammates soon realize that the soft stuff is really the hard stuff. Workplace performance is the result of developing your people beyond the normal range of technical skills.

People Are Waiting To Hear From This Person

Joseph Lalonde

The Speak Up! Series. Psstt! I’ve got a little secret to tell you. I think you’ll want to hear what I have to say on this one. I’ve heard rumblings that there’s someone people want to hear from. It didn’t come as a shock to me.

Learning to Lead Remotely – on LinkedIn

Kevin Eikenberry

If you have remote team members and a LinkedIn account, this announcement will be of great value to you. I have partnered with the folks at LinkedIn Learning to create a brand-new online course, titled Leading at a Distance.

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How to Respond to Stupid Suggestions

Leadership Freak

Leaders won’t seek input if they don’t know how to gracefully reject irrelevant or stupid suggestions. Don’t insult people when they offer ideas, or they’ll take their ideas to competitors. 5 types… Continue reading → Leading

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How to get Clarity, Accountability, and Results in Five Minutes

Let's Grow Leaders

Have you ever left a meeting where everyone had great intentions – and then nothing happens? Don’t let that happen to you – it takes five minutes to get clarity, accountability, and results. You don’t even have to lead the meeting […].

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Leadership Lessons From Meru

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Meru documents the first successful ascent of Meru Peak’s Shark Fin route. This ascent was accomplished by three climbers. These climbers are Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, and Renan Ozturk.

Rethinking Daydreaming: Why A Wandering Mind Benefits Business

Strategy Driven

Where does an idea come from? It’s a debatable question, and one that likely invokes an image of classic cartoons and lightbulbs above heads. In real life, those “eureka!”

Why Goals are Dangerous and How to Make them Work

Leadership Freak

“If you want to achieve your goals, DON’T focus on them.” Reggie Rivers former Denver Bronco’s running back.) Goals can kill you. Summit-fever: Summit-fever refuses to take NO for an answer. Nearly 300… Continue reading → Decisions Goals Growth Leadership Leadership Development

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The Lion on the Desk

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by David Komlos and David Benjamin : You arrive at work one morning, take the elevator up to your appointed floor, amble down the carpeted hallway staring at your shoes and wondering what the day has in store for you, open your door…and there sits a ferocious lion.

The Essential & Expected Habits Of A Leader

Joseph Lalonde

Leadership is something that is as personal and lonesome as it is something in which everyone can value. Not only do you have to hold yourself to a high standard, but those above you whom you are leading for, such as the owner of a business you run, and those below you, such as your […] The post The Essential & Expected Habits Of A Leader appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Contributed Articles

Leaders, Your Rocks Roll Downhill

Next Level Blog

As I’ve written here before , one of my favorite games to play with high potential managers and executives is called, “What’s on Your T-Shirt?” The way it works is the leaders in my programs or workshops review the highest and lowest results they’ve scored on behaviors in The Next Level 360 or self-assessment. To reduce the stress that naturally comes with that conversation, I ask them to pair up and review the overall results for the group first.

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7 Universal Competencies for Success in Any Role

Leadership Freak

Gallup reviewed three decades of research and generated its simplest and most comprehensive list of competencies required to achieve excellence for all employees in any organization. This post is based on my interview… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Personal Growth Strengths Success Leadership Development

The Fifth Essential Competency Every Sales Wolf Must Master

Sales Wolf Blog

Time and Priority Management. Time and Priority Management is the fifth essential competency every Sales Wolf must master. After grad school and a stint as a commodity trader, I worked in economic development for the State of North Dakota (1998-2000). It was a beautiful sales grind.

10 Important Ways to Describe a Successful Leader

Lead from Within

In my work as a leadership coach to top business leaders around the world, I see firsthand the growing influence of the field. These days, it seems, there are countless conversations, articles and blog posts about leadership.