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The Best Advice for a Leader Who’s a Fixer

Lead from Within

At our weekly coaching session, my client was more serious and quiet than usual. When I asked what was wrong, he said, “Nothing.”. After a long pause, he asked me, “What is the best advice you would give to a leader who is a fixer?”.

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Partly Cloudy or Partly Sunny – How to Energize Others

Leadership Freak

You see yourself as sunny. Others think you’re cloudy. The way you occur to others and the way you perceive yourself are two different things.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Brian Banks

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Brian Banks was a rising football star at Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, California. He had what it would take to make it into the NFL. Then tragedy struck. In 2002, Brian Banks (Aldis Hodge) was wrongfully convicted of rape through a plea of no contest.

Put Servant Leadership into Practice

Lead Change Blog

I can’t count how many times I’ve heard business leaders, community leaders, experts, etc., talk on and on about servant leadership. It’s fascinating that we all talk about how much we value servant leaders, we want to be led by servant leaders, and strive to become one. Yet it’s still so rare to see it before your eyes in real life. . One of the most effective ways I’ve experienced to really put your money where your mouth is on this one is to actually go out and serve others.

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.

Building Company Culture: Alignment Leadership

Leading Blog

Y OU PROBABLY HEAR the word culture a lot, but what does it mean? We’ll discuss it here but I can definitively tell you this: Without a strong company culture, you can’t create a fulfilling environment for your employees. In fact, the whole idea of culture is a moving target.

The Most Important Factor To Ensure Your Feedback is Heard

Let's Grow Leaders

Last week we shared reasons employees might resist your coaching. There’s one other vital factor to ensure your feedback is heard. Ground Yourself Here Before Giving Feedback Steve had thrown every ounce of energy into launching his most important strategic initiative. Everyone […].

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Who’s Leading Whom?

Lead Change Blog

Louie has had an annoying habit since the day I adopted him almost six years ago. I cannot train it out of him, and I cannot coax it out of him. It’s almost as if it’s in his DNA and he seems to be clueless about this behavior. What is the annoying habit? He walks right in front of me. On our walks, he usually stays beside me, but he will cross paths in a blink of an eye right in front of my feet. This is not only annoying but also frustrating, and he will frequently trip me.

Find Your Ideal Job and Build Your Dream Business

Leading Blog

I S IT POSSIBLE to have your cake and eat it too? If there was a way to find your ideal job and build your dream business, would you consider both? Most people see this dichotomy and feel that they need to choose one dream over the other.

The Complexity of Ethical Thinking and Decision Making (Part 4)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Who we include in our ethical thinking, and how broadly we consider our responsibility to others are important elements of ethical leadership. In Part 1 of this series, I explored the Depth of our thinking, and in Part 2, I broke down issues related to understanding Context.

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How to Find the Power to Step into Anxiety

Leadership Freak

Confidence isn’t the absence of anxiety. Confidence is the ability to step into anxiety and see what good might result. Where does confidence to face anxiety come from? Anxiety: You’re anxious when you… Continue reading → Leading

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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.

5 Tips to Be an Effective Time Leader

Lead Change Blog

Do you often feel that the day gallops away with you and you don’t get done what you wanted? Do you get frustrated by all the items that distract you in your day? Well, the good news is that you are not alone—but the challenge is that you are being reactive in your business, rather than pro-active. Great leaders understand that they need to grab the reins and take charge of their business if they are to be successful. They need to lead their day, rather than let the day lead them.

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What I Learned on My Summer Vacation – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

As many of us are either wrapping up our summers or have already wrapped it, I thought it would be fun to share a few leadership lessons that I learned from my summer vacation. Tweet it out: Determine what vacation means to you – and create more of them.

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How to Help Your Team Solve Problems and Think Critically

Let's Grow Leaders

It’s the number one challenge we hear from managers – time. You need time to do the work only you can do, but how do you support your team and get your work done? It’s especially challenging when your team is […].

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7 Rules for Giving Feedback to the Boss and Surviving to Tell About It

Leadership Freak

Few things in organizational life are more dangerous than speaking truth to power. But isolated leaders become arrogant, indulgent, and authoritarian. Incompetent leaders count on reluctance to maintain their position and power.

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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.

Why Businesses Must Grasp Millennial Thinking or Face Economic Calamity

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Gui Costin: When it comes to shopping and buying, the Millennial generation appears to play by its own rules.

Four Ways to Make Your Meetings Better

Kevin Eikenberry

There are plenty of reasons people dislike meetings. Just ask and you’ll have no trouble getting a long list. But let’s not focus on the negative. Instead of listing the problems with meetings, I’d rather talk about creating better meetings.

Overcoming Your Resistance To Change

Joseph Lalonde

The mere mention of the word change sends shivers up the spines of those who are resistant to change. Do you know who those people are? They’re everyday, normal people like you or me. Change is a scary word. I hated it for a long time.

How to Judge Others

Leadership Freak

You can’t do difficult things fast. If you want to go fast, do something easy. The need for speed requires repetition, simplicity, and ease.

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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 the Best Leaders Energize Their People Every Day

Lead from Within

If you’re like most leaders, the days can be long and filled with millions of things to do, and it’s easy to lose sight of your energy. And the same is true of the people on your team.

Talking About Leadership Fundamentals – Join Me Live

Kevin Eikenberry

The opportunities for learning leadership fundamentals have never been greater. Over the next few weeks, I will be doing a free series on the leadership fundamental of setting expectations and some important related topics.

What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do

Joseph Lalonde

There are times when we struggle to figure out what to do next. How do you put one foot in front of the other when you can’t even take the next step? That’s life sometimes. We are hit with unexpected life circumstances. Your spouse decides to leave you. A child (or dog) dies. You get […] The post What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Personal Development answers faith God questions

Surgery Without Anesthesia

Leadership Freak

“My husband says a conversation with Dan is like surgery without anesthesia.” During a birthday party for a long-time coaching client.) People don’t tell leaders the truth.

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.

Why Leadership Development and Talent Programs Fall Short

N2Growth Blog

Why are so many leadership development and high potential talent programs continuing to fail, or at the very least, not producing what we hope for? The answer is simple, those at the top of the organization are in denial about their own leadership capability.

194: Engaging Generations part 1 — How Millennials and Gen Z Are Reshaping Workforce Communications | with JJ Lahey

Engaging Leader

With four very different generations making up today’s workforce, how do you effectively engage them all? In particular, a frequent question we receive is how to communicate with younger employees.

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The Importance of Giving Leaders What They Need to Communicate Business Strategy

leaderCommunicator

It’s one thing to hold leaders accountable for communications about the business strategy, but it’s another to fail to support them with the right training and tools to help facilitate it. Leadership Communication

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Aim Higher: There is No Success without Courage

Skip Prichard

Jump In. Have you ever watched a child going off the diving board for the first time? She approaches and then scurries back; then she tries again. Slowly, she works a bit closer to the edge. And, finally, she takes that brave step out into the air and … splash!

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.

Why Leadership Development and Talent Programs Fall Short

N2Growth Blog

Why are so many leadership development and high potential talent programs continuing to fail, or at the very least, not producing what we hope for? The answer is simple, those at the top of the organization are in denial about their own leadership capability.

195: Engaging Generations part 2 — How to Communicate with Millennials and Gen Z | with JJ Lahey

Engaging Leader

In case you didn’t already realize it, the people who are graduating college now and entering your workforce are not considered Millennials … they are the next generation, Gen Z (sometimes called Post-Millennials).

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Is Your Company Ready For Remote Work?

Joseph Lalonde

When you’re a team leader, it can be very tempting to have your team around you all day, every day.

Develop the Best in You to Develop the Best in Others

Skip Prichard

Self As Coach, Self as Leader. The first two lines on the book jacket of Pamela McLean’s new book, Self as Coach, Self as Leader: Developing the Best in You to Develop the Best in Others pulled me in: The best coaches are leaders. The best leaders are coaches.

How 21st-Century Solutions Could Save Your Business

Strategy Driven

Owning a business nowadays can be a struggle. It can cause stress, worry and be a financial burden. Today we are going to be looking at how you can alleviate some of those daily stresses just by updating some of the ways you do things. Outsource.