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Leadership is a Process!

Lead Change Blog

What do you do at each step in the process? . The diagram below highlights the steps involved in the leadership process. Throughout the process, leaders involve people and build relationships. Diagnose the Situation. What’s going on?

Leading Thoughts for February 18, 2021

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.

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3 Common Leadership Myths About Burnout – And What To Think Instead

Tanveer Naseer

Although the word ‘burnout’ is a term everyone has heard of, it’s still largely misunderstood. It has become part of our workplace vernacular, although the way we refer to it often adds to the misunderstanding of what it actually is. We often describe everyday stress as burnout when it is.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Little Things

Joseph Lalonde

Now, The Little Things could mean a lot of things. This one is for the movie The Little Things starring the always amazing Denzel Washington (check out his great movies on Amazon) as Joe “Deke” Deacon, a Kern County Deputy Sheriff who is sent back home to Los Angeles.

CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

Transform your organization by transforming leadership

Lead Change Blog

Are you a High-Creative leader, capable of rapidly growing your organization while simultaneously transforming it into a more agile, innovative, adaptive, and engaging workplace? Or are you a High-Reactive leader, who practices leadership that cancels itself out and seriously limits scale?

Eliminate Bad Leadership: How to Overcome Your Leadership Fears

Let's Grow Leaders

Insecurity and fear can drive you to bad leadership practices that ruin relationships and limit results. You can overcome these leadership fears and increase your influence with these five straightforward steps. You’re at your desk, head pounding, anxiety gnawing deep in your […].

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What Should A Christian Leader Desire?

Joseph Lalonde

I was recently gifted a book by the worship and connection pastor, Bobby Hill, at our church. The book’s title is A Tale Of Three Kings: A Study In Brokenness by Gene Edwards. The title won’t catch your attention—the content of A Tale Of Three Kings will.

Walnut Shells and an Important Life Lesson

Lead Change Blog

COVID has been deadly and disruptive. One of the reasons we’re having so much trouble with it is that we’re not used to dealing with diseases we don’t know much about. Medical science has made such great strides that we believe that there’s a pill, potion, or procedure for any physical ailment. That wasn’t true in 1952 when I was six years old. Kids I knew died from the measles. That vaccine was still a couple of years away. Kids I knew got polio. Some took the Sister Kenny treatments.

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Executive Presence in a Virtual World: What Matters Now?

Let's Grow Leaders

With more of us working remotely, what it means to have executive presence is changing along with everything else. What matters most now? Tips for upgrading your executive presence in a virtual world. What IS Executive Presence? “Karin and David, my boss […].

How to Show Your New Leaders Some Love

Kevin Eikenberry

Perhaps the toughest transition people make in their professional lives is the transition from being an individual contributor to being a leader.

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How to Build the Ideal HR Team (with Limited Time, Budget and Resources)

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when you have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

What Questions Are You Asking?

Joseph Lalonde

Questions can help leaders go farther and do more. Knowing the right questions to ask will get you the answers you need. Yet, there are leaders who are unwilling to ask questions. They think it will show that they don’t know it all or that they need help. Guess what?!?

The Urgency Illusion: Are You Running Around with Your Hair on Fire? Here’s Why!

Leadership Freak

The urgent has obscured the important if you’re constantly running around with your hair on fire. Distracted leaders finish a few ‘small’ tasks before doing important work.

218: Overcoming the Challenges Faced By Women Entrepreneurs and Leaders | with Charlene Walters, MBA, PhD

Engaging Leader

Many people say that entrepreneurship is often still a man’s world ? despite the fact that 42 percent of all small business or franchise owners are women, and there are 13 million female-owned businesses contributing to $1.9 trillion in revenue in the US.

Can I Give You Some Feedback?

Kevin Eikenberry

“Can I give you some feedback?” is a question filled with emotion, for both parties. When and how should you ask it? And how should you respond to it? There are layers to these questions that are worth considering, especially when giving peer feedback. Let’s take a closer look.

How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work (Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive)

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

A Tough Leadership Lesson

Let's Grow Leaders

If you’ve ever worried about losing someone from your team or organization because you reinforce expectations, this episode’s for you. Early in my career, I learned a tough leadership lesson from a retired English teacher named Joan. In a few succinct words, […].

The 3 Ascending Levels of Leadership Success

Leadership Freak

“Success comes in cans—I can, you can, we can.” ” Anonymous Level 1 leadership: Individual performance – I can. Meeting expectation earns a paycheck. Exceeding expectation earns opportunity. Don’t seek favors. Earn opportunities. Earn… Continue reading → Leading

This is at the Heart of Every Great Team

Lead from Within

Not long ago I was asked, “What’s at the heart of every great team?” It’s a thought-provoking question with arguments to be made for a number of answers—but I didn’t have to think long about my response: the foundation for great teamwork is communication. Great teams communicate well and often.

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Is it Good or Bad? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

In this episode, I’m telling an old story about a farmer and his stallion. And while I like stories just as much as anyone, this is more than just a story. This is a lesson on the power of perspective. Tweet it out Before deciding a situation is bad, stop and think a bit longer […].

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How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work: Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

Too Many Business Meetings? What to Do Now

Let's Grow Leaders

I’m not exactly sure why this is a thing. But for some reason, working from home seems to have quadrupled the number of business meetings for nearly every manager I talk with. We’ve been sharing advice on streamlining these business meetings, shortening […].

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How to Maximize the Most Neglected Growth Opportunity in Leadership

Leadership Freak

Pain doesn’t change you; neither does education, adversity, or social interaction. Only one thing changes you. Attitude – mental disposition – determines the impact of life events. The most neglected growth opportunity Reflect… Continue reading → Leading Personal Growth growth and development influence attitudes Leadership Development leadership growth

Trust as a Powerful Tool for Leading Change

leaderCommunicator

Jumping off a high dive. Getting behind the wheel for the first time. Giving your first speech in front of a large crowd. When you look back at some of the scariest things you’ve done in life, chances are a big reason you achieved them was trust.

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The Best Way to Boost Employee Motivation

Lead from Within

If you want your employees to have more stamina and drive, the best place to start is by learning what motives them. Getting the best from people doesn’t come with a one-size-fits-all formula. It means working to understand and address the inner drivers that will boost their motivation.

Paycor CFO Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 Finance and HR leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

You Did What?! The Ideal, First 5 Minutes of Every Consulting Meeting

David A Fields

The initial few minutes of every client meeting present your consulting firm with a unique opportunity. Will you let it slip by unnoticed, or create a regular, business-building habit to maximize that time?

The Secret to Developing Authentic Leaders on Your Team is One Thing

Leadership Freak

The worst leaders fail to develop others. Zenger and Folkman) But you can’t leverage weakness to develop strength. Growth is energized by purpose and strength, not weakness and coercion. Authentic development: Warren Bennis… Continue reading → Leading

Humbled to be Named #1 Communication Blog by Feedspot for the 5th Year in a Row

leaderCommunicator

It’s hard to believe the time that’s passed since I started the leader communicator blog back in 2010. I didn’t start the blog for me – I started it for you – to help you elevate how you lead and communicate.

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5 Benefits of Hiring The Right Leader

CEO Insider

Having just watched Tom Brady win his 7th Superbowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers I think it shows the transformative powers of great leadership and the benefits it can bring to any organization.

Paycor HR Leaders Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 HR and Finance leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

7 Strategies to improve your web page ranking through SEO

Strategy Driven

SEO is a lot about experimenting with a bunch of techniques and which ones fit the shoe best. It’s an absolute nightmare for webmasters to see their rankings stay stagnant month after month.

How Motherhood Makes Many Women Better Leaders

Leadership Freak

“Motherhood transforms many women into better leaders.” Joann Lublin – Power Moms Lublin writes, “Tapping skills honed as time-starved parents, they set priorities well, multitasked, and delegated effectively.” And motherhood provides even bigger… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Marks of leaders Personal Growth women

How resilient of a leader do you believe you are?

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Our reader poll today asks: How resilient of a leader do you believe you are? Extremely resilient: I can handle any challenge and bounce back easily. 10% Very resilient: I can handle a lot and bounce back reasonably well.

How To Prevent Small Business Fraud Using Internal Controls

CEO Insider

When combating fraud, most businesses turn their attention outward, defending against anonymous cybercriminals who may be hacking into their systems. However, it is equally important to identify the threats within your organization.

Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.