Sat.Dec 22, 2018 - Fri.Dec 28, 2018

Hyperfocus: How to Take Control of Your Mind

Leading Blog

T HERE ARE LIMITS to our attention. There is only so much we can focus on at any given time. So it becomes critical what we allow in our attentional space if we want to get anywhere in life. And heads up. Your attention space shrinks as you age—but your mind wanders less.).

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Why Are We Always Busy?

Women on Business

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Truth Matters

Joseph Lalonde

There’s a sad trend happening in the world today. Truth is becoming relative rather than absolute. What is true for one person is not true for another… Or so people are saying. But because someone says truth is relative, does it make it so? No, and you know this.

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Trust Inspires Growth and Success

Lead Change Blog

Trust inspires excellence. When we trust our team, we elevate their status and inspire them to exceed their own expectations. By trusting others, we can breathe life into them. Expectations and Trust. In 2000, President George W. Bush coined the phrase, “the soft bigotry of low expectations.” He was speaking to the NAACP about discrimination that results when we expect people to do less than their potential.

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.

Five Problems with Virtual Communication & What to Do About It

Leading Blog

E VEN THOUGH WE have entered a new world of virtual communications, we still communicate in real-world ways that don’t always work in the virtual world. We’ve all sent an email or a text where we meant one thing and the recipient took it in a completely different way.

Energy Vampires are Sucking the Life from You

Women on Business

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Home for the Holidays

Lead Change Blog

Learning Together in New Conversations. Holiday dinners have been the subject of stories, as writers depict both the joys of being together with loved ones and the angst from the old scripts that find their way to dinner table conversations well before dessert is served.

How to Make a Memory – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

I’ve gone to a lot of “life events” and experiences and there’s one thing that I see people doing over and over again that not only makes me sad, but also gets in the way of making memories.

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5 Ways To Be a Better Leader

Women on Business

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Bumblebee

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Today’s Reel Leadership article takes you back to 1980s… Well, not really but the movie featured in this article will.

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.

Tis The Season

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton It's the season of giving and gratitude and celebration, and today I'm sharing a sampling of this blog's best seasonal messages. Each is meant to inspire us to become our best. Ethical Leader ethical leadership mindset global ethical leadership leader behavior leadership gifts

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Adjusting to the New Consumer Norm through Multichannel Strategies

Strategy Driven

The last decade has been a consistent wave of change for the retail industry, with countless stories of traditionally profitable brick-and-mortar stores closing their doors to in-person customers.

The Revealing Reason You Struggle To Communicate

Women on Business

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Best Leadership Articles of 2018 (based on your votes)

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome to our annual best-of, round-up of your favorite posts on Let’s Grow Leaders. Here is a look at the best leadership articles of 2018 (as determined by your reading and sharing). Click on the headline to view the article) Thank you for […].

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 to Take Control of Your Life in 2019

Leadership Freak

If you don’t choose how to show up – before you show up – someone else eventually controls your life. It’s misery when you give control of your life to disappointing-others. A disappointing… Continue reading → Decisions Growth Leadership Development

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How Can A Business VPN Secure Your Company?

Strategy Driven

Across the globe, VPN services are providing privacy and security to more than 400 million consumers and businesses. Business VPNs are used to help safeguard the information employees send and receive online and protect their internet connections from unauthorized intrusion and other dangerous hacks.

Why Women are Smashing the Glass Ceiling in the Insurance Industry

Women on Business

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6 Important Tips on How to Prevent Your Employees from Burnout

Lead from Within

Unfortunately, employee burnout is a commonplace event. Too many good people leave jobs they should love, saying, “I just can’t take it any more.”. The other day I was coaching a client of mine who’s a senior vice president.

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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.

A One Week New Year’s Resolution

Leadership Freak

“The problem with the future is it keeps turning into the present.” Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson Don’t commit to doing something for a year if you haven’t done it for a… Continue reading → Encouragement Goals Personal Growth Taking others higher

EchoWolf Solutions Listed as a StrategyDriven Trusted Services Partner

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven is proud to introduce EchoWolf Solutions as our newest Trusted Services Partner! Having completed our rigorous certification process, we found EchoWolf Solutions to be a market leading service provider with proven client results.

Leadership Gift #12 – Live Your Values

Kevin Eikenberry

Twelve days ago, I offered a shopping list of gifts leaders could give this Christmas season. In that post, I promised to detail each of these gifts as a part of a 12 Days of Christmas series. For the final day that shopping list suggests that you choose to live your values. On the first […]. The post Leadership Gift #12 – Live Your Values appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

“Self-Made” is BS

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Rick Miller The widely-held belief that success is available to everyone, simply with focus and hard work is one among many positive messages regularly reinforced in our Western culture. But in my view, our “cowboy culture” also … Continue reading → Purpose focus gratitude humility impact success

How to Make Decisions Like a Leader in 2019

Leadership Freak

Poor decisions are often about human frailty, not logic, situations, and information. You’ll continue making poor decisions until you acknowledge the human-frailty-factor. More information doesn’t solve decision-fatigue, for example. Decision fatigue: The… Continue reading → Decisions Leadership Development

Making Money On The Move

Strategy Driven

Want to make money this year? Well, if you’ve thought about buying and selling stock investments but been put off in the past by having to work with a stockbroker and having to pay this stockbroker, then fear no more.

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You Have Time (What Do You Do Now?)

Jason Womack

"I know what to do, I just need the time.". What if that's not true? Personally, I don't think that's your problem. If you knew what to do, you'd be doing it by now. At home, at work, in your community, for your clients, your boss, your colleagues, your spouse, your kids. If you knew, you would do. Try this on for size: "I have the time, I just need to know what to do.". It's almost a new year, so why don't we shift things up a bit?

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How to create product vision

Lead on Purpose

One of the key elements of a successful product management organization is creating the vision for your products—the ‘why’ that drives their purchase and the factors that make them successful in their markets. When you nail the product vision, you’re … Continue reading → Leadership Product Management execution product vision research strategic leadership

Leadership Gift #11 – Give of Yourself

Kevin Eikenberry

Recently, I offered a shopping list of gifts leaders could give this Christmas season. In that post, I promised to detail each of these gifts as a part of a 12 Days of Christmas series. For Day 10, the shopping list suggests you should give. Wow Kevin, could you be any less specific that to […]. The post Leadership Gift #11 – Give of Yourself appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

Setting Up a Brick and Mortar Business from Scratch

Strategy Driven

The majority of us become employees when we head into the world of work. This makes sense.

Santa Gets a 7 out of 10 – But He Connects Like a Pro

Leadership Freak

Santa gets a 7 out of 10 on the Leadership Freak Leader’s Scale. LFLS) Give Santa a pat on the back for having a large crew of elves who make toys. But when… Continue reading → Marks of leaders

John Fredrick Wood Eulogy

CEO Blog

On Christmas day, I lost a great friend and mentor - John Wood. It has taken me a few days to write this - I just did not know what to say. Although I knew it was going to happen soon, it just hit me hard. John Wood was only 78 years old. A few years ago he had a lung transplant and since then had struggled with health issues. I first met John when I was early in business. I had perhaps 20 employees and he had 800. He was the "big" business in Guelph and I was an upstart.

7 Leadership Lessons from “It’s a Wonderful Life”

Ron Edmondson

I don’t know in the last twenty years or so if I’ve missed a year watching the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” Certainly it is one of my favorites and a part of my Christmas tradition. One reason I think so many are drawn to this movie is that it is more than a feel good story. We love movies with happy endings, but this one teaches us things about life. There are tremendous lessons for all of us. I previously wrote “ 10 Life Lessons from It’s a Wonderful Life”.

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How To Prepare Your New Business For Success

Strategy Driven

No matter who the entrepreneur is or what industry a particular company is in, the overarching goal for a business venture is for it to be successful.

Three Steps to Avoid Holiday Hangover at Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

Maybe you’re taking a break from your consulting practice entirely this week. Or, perhaps just enjoying a lazy schedule with fewer client demands, lighter hours and higher stacks of festive chocolates.