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The Power Of Five Percent More

Eric Jacobson

“Making small changes to reach big goals is the answer,” says entrepreneur and bestselling author Michael Alden in his book, 5 % MORE: Making Small Changes To Achieve Extraordinary Results. “If

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Two Critical Conversations that Can’t Go Unspoken in Our Organizations

Management Excellence

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Addicted to Your Smartphone, To-do List or Busyness?

Michael Lee Stallard

Are you addicted to your smartphone? Do you feel the pull to constantly check your messages and news feeds? Are you addicted to busyness? As soon as you accomplish something, do you immediately focus on the next task or problem to solve?

Change is Inevitable. Get Ready to Lead It!

Lead Change Blog

Leadership is about leading. Also, when you need to lead into change. Or is leadership nothing else than facilitating change? Whichever way you choose to look at leadership, leading change is one of your most challenging and, at the same time, essential tasks. Change requires a culture where change is possible. When team members don’t do what (or how) you want them to do, you send them off to a training. Teach them how to give feedback, for example.

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.

Three Great Words of Encouragement – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

A few months ago, I was fortunate enough to record a video course with some great people at LinkedIn Learning. And while the process that I go through each week here on Remarkable TV has grown and improved significantly over the years, my time at LinkedIn Learning was quite different.

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Why The Time Is Right To Simplify Work

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Jesse Newton. Our organizations have become complicated messes. In a recent study 74% of respondents rated their organization as complex.

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5 Ways to Find Natural Leaders for Your Team

Lead Change Blog

There’s the age-old adage in business that, as the owner, you should look to employ people who are better than you at specific tasks and disciplines. This extends to leadership. And that might sound a little odd; you’re the big boss, after all – why on earth would you employ people who could technically unseat you at some stage? That’s a rather insular mindset, unfortunately.

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A Must Read List for Growing Leaders

Leadership Freak

A client requested a list of resources I referenced in the presentation I gave last Tuesday. Here it is… The Leadership Challenge, James Kouzes and Barry Posner “The five functions of leadership.” Dare… Continue reading → Leading

Why Great Leaders Extend Grace

Joseph Lalonde

I have never met a leader who didn’t need grace extended to them at one point or another. Every leader has failed at some point in their journey. Some harder than others. I’ve, sadly, seen leaders who have committed some pretty heinous acts.

How to Build a Great Culture in a High Turnover World

Let's Grow Leaders

What’s the true cost of high turnover? How do you stop the exodus of great talent? What if you can’t? Just a few of the questions that keep coming up with almost every senior leader I speak with. It’s tricky. You can’t control […].

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 Improve Good Communication Skills

Lead Change Blog

One of the core qualities that a leader requires in any scenario is the ability to communicate effectively. You need to be authoritative, persuasive, and attentive to communicate as a leader effectively. Leaders are responsible for the strategic planning of the organization’s next steps, while their subjects are responsible for the implementation of the plans prepared by the leaders. Leaders need to develop effective ways of communicating these instructions for this to happen.

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7 Ways to Overcome Distraction and Do What Matters

Leadership Freak

47% of the time you aren’t focused on what you’re doing.* You give yourself to trivialities when distraction governs your day. 7 ways to overcome distraction: #1.

Finding Coaching Moments with Remote Team Members

Kevin Eikenberry

Coaching is important, regardless of team member location. But coaching must be more than something that is done occasionally and in formal settings. Once you realize that you should coach more frequently and informally, you are headed on the right path. But what if you are coaching remotely?

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Secret sauce ingredients that make a manager an awesome leader


Photo credit: 123rf. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of meeting some pretty awesome managers who are also awesome leaders. They’re fully aware that they have job descriptions that detail bottom lines to meet, projects to complete, and problems to troubleshoot.

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.

Don’t Follow the Crowd

Lead Change Blog

“Let me take a look at your Twitter profile,” offered my table companion. We were attending a Chamber-sponsored event on how to make the most of social media. That’s my area of expertise, and I’m happy to offer up a suggestion or two. Maybe you’ll decide to become a client.”. A few days later, I received an email from him that read in part: The biggest problem with your Twitter account is that you follow too many people.

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Unstoppable Teams

Leadership Freak

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Unknown origin) Choose goals that can only be achieved with teams. When I asked three time Navy… Continue reading → Leading

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How to Manage the Most Difficult Stakeholders

Let's Grow Leaders

Difficult stakeholders are a chance to grow your influence You look at the phone and your heart sinks. It’s the night before you’re supposed to wrap up your assignment and brief the leadership team on what you’ve done. It’s Bruce, a charismatic […].

The Culture Question: How to Create a Workplace Where People Like to Work

Kevin Eikenberry

Everyone seems to be asking the culture question – at least everyone seems to be talking about workplace culture. While understanding and improving culture is incredibly important, it has become almost cliché and a buzzword. Something becomes a buzzword the more people write about 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.

The New Science of Radical Innovation

Lead Change Blog

In the era of VUCA (Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity), decision-making is very challenging for leaders because one can rarely foresee the consequences of one’s decisions. Traditional leadership (command and control) must give way to a whole new approach to leadership.

How To Find Your Balance On The Leadership Seesaw

Terry Starbucker

Leaders are constantly riding a leadership seesaw, swaying back and forth between seeming contradictions that hover over our daily decisions and interactions. How we deal with these contradictions and find our balance on the seesaw can be the difference between good and great.

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Research: Moving Beyond Cause-and-Effect Thinking

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton The traditional view of research in the U.S. has been that something has to be proven to a statistically significant degree using established research procedures. It should be able to be replicated to confirm that the results are accurate and true. The problem is that established research procedures generally call for isolating one thing at a time to prove cause and effect, but we live in a world of complex, connected systems.

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How to Look Smart When Seeking Advice

Leadership Freak

Don’t worry. You won’t look stupid if you seek advice. There’s wisdom in not-knowing. Ancient wisdom: Research agrees with ancient wisdom. Advice-seeking is smart. And it makes you look smart when done skillfully.…

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What The Pothole Kid From Muskegon Heights Can Teach Us About Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

You're never too young to lead. You may have heard of a young man named Monte Scott. If you haven’t heard of Monte, you may have heard of him referred to by a different name: The Pothole Kid. His nickname is a strange one. The Pothole Kid? Why would anyone want to be called that name?

5 Ways to Supercharge Your Online Business

Women on Business

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A Leader’s Guide to Preventing and Dealing with Workplace Conflict

Great Leadership By Dan

Most people can handle just about any amount and type of work that comes their way. It’s not the work that puts them over the edge – its conflict with coworkers! Conflict in the workplace – or anywhere - is inevitable. Conflict is part of being human. Some people are more comfortable with it than others, and some people tend to be “conflict carriers”. Ultimately, it’s part of a leader’s job to deal with workplace conflict head-on.

How to Get Your Team to Stop Dropping the Ball and Follow-Through

Leadership Freak

Follow-through is the engine of progress. Poor follow-through, poor results. 3 dangers of poor follow-through: People don’t respect you. Procrastination drains your energy like a dripping faucet. Team performance drops.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Shazam!

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. A month after the first Captain Marvel movie released, a second Captain Marvel movie released. You might not have realized this as the movie did not release under the Captain Marvel name. Instead, DC Comics released the movie as Shazam! That’s right!

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Improving Your Website Content Will Boost Your Business: Here’s How You Do It

Women on Business

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Lead, Don’t Manage, Knowledge Workers

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from James Hlavacek: To improve innovation and growth, knowledge workers must be led, not managed.

Why sales coaching is ineffective and what to do about it

Sales Wolf Blog

Depending on the length of your sales career to date (as well as your title), you have probably either initiated or solicited sales coaching. Most typically, sales coaching occurs when a salesperson (or team) demonstrates clear deficiency in sales activity or performance.

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Your Company Is A Well Of Ideas – Stop Poisoning It

Strategy Driven

I work with creativity and innovation in companies, and I’m frustrated. There are many reasons for this, with my famous impatience being near the top of the list, but one things stands above the rest. This is the insistence of companies and CEOs that their organizations lack ideas.

How to Educate for Success within HR

Women on Business

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Getting Grounded on Your Team Leadership

Next Level Blog

There’s a reason why I make such a strong connection between the leadership imperatives of managing yourself and leveraging your team. As I’ve written here and in the new edition of The Next Level , effective self-management is a pre-requisite to leveraging your team in effective ways.

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