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5 Tips to Stop Overcomplicating Leadership

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Guest Post by Hank van der Merwe With all the models and frameworks out there I sometimes wonder if we have taken the simplicity out of leadership. We seem to have a knack of overcomplicating leadership to the point where it seems so complex that it’s out of most peoples reach.

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How Leadership Is A Relationship

Joseph Lalonde

For many, thinking of leadership as a relationship is difficult. Too many people consider leadership a position, a role to play. Yet leadership is much more than the day to day activities you partake in to run your organization.

Lessons from MasterChef Junior

Lead Change Blog

My wife is a big fan of TV cooking shows. You name it, she likes to watch it: IronChef, TopChef, Great American Food Truck, and MasterChef, just to name a few.

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The (All Too) Often Missing Link To Awesome Team Building

Terry Starbucker

These are the people that are thrown into their jobs head first. They typically know their stuff, but are lacking in certain skill sets that directly relate to their new responsibilities. Worse, they don’t get a lot of guidance from their bosses before AND after they take that dive. Sound familiar?

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.

Pitch the PowerPoint – and Speak as an Impromptu Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Judith Humphrey: In my career as a corporate “ghost writer,” I produced a ton of speeches and PowerPoint presentations for senior executives. The top spokespersons loved those “ready to go” talks which they delivered from behind the podium – often to large groups. All that has changed.

Are You Curing Only The Symptoms Of What Ails Your Team?

Tanveer Naseer

“What do you do about the meeting after the meeting?” That’s a question I was asked recently in one of my Q&A sessions held after a corporate training event I conducted recently.

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Running 50 Miles: 6 Lessons in Perseverance

RapidStart Leadership

What’s it like to run an Ultra-Marathon, and how do you motivate yourself to finish any great challenge? Today’s post will be a little different.

Working on Working Together

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Chad Littlefield and Will Wise: Vulnerability is natural. It’s human—so much so that the word “human” is often used to point out or help us come to terms with our vulnerabilities. So when we enter a new situation, we often search for something to protect us.

How to Give Guidance Without Giving Answers

Leadership Freak

The great temptation of leadership is giving answers instead of guidance. Experience makes answer-giving easy. But there’s an ego factor as well. It feels great to KNOW when others don’t. At first, giving… Continue reading → Coaching Decisions Humility Marks of leaders Personal Growth Growth Leadership Development

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Leaders Learn, Forgive, and Move On

Lead Change Blog

At first, I was worried. Might she have been in an accident? Taken ill? Ten minutes after the time our coffee meetup was supposed to start, a horrible thought leapt into my mind. Had I gotten the date or time or place wrong? A frantic scroll through sent emails confirmed I was in the right place, right day, and right time. I called her. She’d forgotten about our get-together. Forgotten. It had been her idea to meet.

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.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Ratchet & Clank

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Flashback Article The Ratchet & Clank movie brought the Sony PlayStation game to the big screen.

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Tips On Honing A Culture Of Winning Through Focus by Martin Zwilling

In the CEO Afterlife

Intuitively, many entrepreneurs and businesses believe that the key to faster growth and success is more products, features, and markets.

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You Never Bring out Someone’s Best by Making Them Feel Inadequate

Leadership Freak

You never bring out someone’s best by making them feel inadequate. You may not mean to intimidate others but you probably do. Intimidated people: Comply, but don’t bring their best. Speak YOUR mind,… Continue reading → Curiosity Fear Leadership Leadership Development organizational success

May 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, employee performance and engagement, personal and professional development, productivity, team building, and more. Creativity/Inspiration. Art Petty submitted How Integrative Thinking Promotes Creative Problem Solving.

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.

Creating Strong Family Relationships

Joseph Lalonde

Relationships Matter If you were to ask someone what their most important relationship is, the answer would most likely revolve around a family member. My relationship with my wife is most important to me. My children are the most important people in my life. Or I love and cherish my parents.

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Showing courage in small acts of kindness


By definition a leader is a person who is a trailblazer, doing things that others don’t do, and often because they are the right thing to do. These don’t have to be heroic acts, and they are most likely small acts of kindness that are done daily.

The Applause of a Single Human Being

Nathan Magnuson

A couple weeks ago I had an idea for one of my corporate leadership programs that has over 6,000 leaders enrolled.

Becoming an Industry Thought Leader

Lead Change Blog

“Thought leadership” is a term used regularly in modern business, but it’s also easily dismissed as another marketing buzzphrase that’s best ignored. As a leader within your business, you know how important it is to be the person who can inspire, engage, and lead by example. So, why not extend that beyond the four walls of your organisation?

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.

Delegation is the Decision to Replace Yourself

Leadership Freak

You’d delegate if you had the time, but it’s easier to do it yourself. Even though your brain says the previous sentence is self-limiting and ridiculous, managers still say it. Managers know ‘doing… Continue reading → Delegation Leadership Development organizational success

Tips to Become a Thought Leader in Your Industry

Women on Business

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Key Practises You Must Get Right To Grow Your Small Business

Strategy Driven

Too many businesses fail within their initial stages, and you don’t want yours to be next. That’s why it’s crucial to optimize your business procedures right from the start.

How Do I Convince My Manager I’m a Professional

Let's Grow Leaders

“Why does my manager care if I go directly to his boss with an idea? Good ideas are good ideas, right?” ” “Customers don’t need all that formality. They’re chill. Why can’t I just show up and give them an update?” ” “When the […]. The post How Do I Convince My Manager I’m a Professional appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Career & Learning executive presence manager professionalism

How Experts Become Idiots and Leaders Become Blockheads

Leadership Freak

The trouble with ignorance is it’s easy to spot in others. I can predict your future with one question, “What are you learning?” If you’re a blockhead, buckle up for more of the… Continue reading → Curiosity Questions Growth Leadership Development

Draft Podcast

RapidStart Leadership

What do you do when things go wrong? Leading can seem fun and easy when things are going our way, but it’s when things go wrong that true leaders emerge.

3 Tips on Holding an Event to Promote Your Business

Strategy Driven

If you want your business to seriously compete with the other players in the field, you need to promote it in the right way. Remember the different forms that promotion can take. For example, your online marketing will constitute part of your promotion efforts, as will any events that you host.

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Why Google+ is an Effective Platform for Entrepreneurs

Women on Business

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7 Ways to Rise Above Feelings of Intimidation

Leadership Freak

Intimidation is different from being afraid of heights. It’s about the self. Intimidation is an evaluation of the self in comparison to others. Others have more experience, success, power, talent, good looks, or… Continue reading → Courage Fear Personal Growth Power Growth Leadership Development leadership success

Answering Some Common Questions About 360 Assessments

Kevin Eikenberry

360 Assessments can be one of the most powerful tools for an individual leader’s development. Yet for a variety of reasons, these assessments are often maligned and misunderstood.

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Online or On Campus: Pros and Cons

Strategy Driven

There is no doubt that the internet has played a big role in changing the way we learn. Many people are not engaging in courses which are taught solely online. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you should discount traditional learning environments entirely.

Choosing the Right Web Hosting Provider for Your Business

Women on Business

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Stop Hating the People You Serve

Leadership Freak

Leaders get frustrated with the people they serve. You hear them grumble, “What’s wrong with people?” It happens in the business world, education, church world, and governments as well. Dissatisfaction – apart from… Continue reading → Anger compassion Influence Marks of leaders Personal Growth Success Taking others higher Growth Leadership Leadership Development

Combatting America’s Health Crisis from Loneliness

Michael Lee Stallard

News last week made me sit up and realize the growing extent to which people today are suffering from a lack of deep connection with family, friends and colleagues at work.

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4 Hacks to Become More Productive In Business

Strategy Driven

Productivity levels are as important to a business as its revenue streams. In fact, the true character of a company can only be found out from the productivity levels of the workers. Still for many businesses productivity levels seem to be an abstract concept.