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Hit Songs and Great Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Brant Menswar and Jim Trick: While on the surface, you would think the goal of any songwriter is to write a song that dominates the airwaves, flies up the charts, sells millions of records and wins a coveted Grammy Award.

Leading Is About People’s Lives

Joseph Lalonde

A sad trend I’ve seen in leadership is the focus on self. Leadership has, for a time, become more about the leader than the people. And leadership isn’t about the leader. Leadership is about the people. Photo by Ezra Jeffrey. This is a leadership truth you have to remember as you lead.

4 Ways To Fortify Your Courage To Lead

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Shelly L. Francis. Are you passionate about your work or cause, but trying to sustain yourself in the midst of heavy demands and the urgency you feel about making a difference?

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How’s Your Integrity as a Leader? Ask a Watermelon

Lead Change Blog

It’s summertime and you’ve probably sunk your teeth into a ripe, delicious watermelon by now. But you’re probably wondering, what in the world do watermelons have to do with your integrity as a leader? I’m glad you asked. Like me, you’ve probably cut into countless watermelons in your lifetime. And do you know what’s true every time? What’s inside is never a surprise. You may accidentally get a seeded, unripe, or bruised watermelon—but you’ll never slice one in half and find it full of guacamole!

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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.

The 9 (or 99?) Ps of Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Leaders As Control Freaks

Joseph Lalonde

A control freak refers to a person who must be in control of all things and people. This is the micromanager who nitpicks about performance to such an extent workers are emotionally exhausted and anxious. Photo by Alejandro Alvarez.

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Remote Leaders: How to Use the Right Tool at the Right Time

Let's Grow Leaders

Why Richness and Scope Matter to Long-Distance Leaders With the ever-increasing role of remote workers, we’re pleased to bring you a guest post from Wayne Turmel, co-author of The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership.

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Unsafe Thinking: How to Get Out of Your Rut

Leading Blog

W E ALL GET STUCK IN RUTS. Thinking ruts. Bias ruts. Stability ruts. Ego ruts.

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Appreciate Others to Uncover Hidden Heroes

Lead Change Blog

Would you love to lead a team of super heroes? Movies based on super heroes are quite the rage these days. As I write this, Incredibles 2 has just come out and I haven’t seen it yet. But, I can’t help but wonder why we keep making our heroes more and more powerful. It used to be that we saw the hero in ourselves. These days, we expect the hero to come from another planet or be the result of some special gifting or some catastrophe. We create a separate class of creatures and exclude ourselves.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom returns moviegoers to the island of Isla Nublar. Isla Nublar’s volcano is active and ready to kill every living creature on the island.

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.

How to Manage Energy: 4 Out Of 10 Are Drained At Work

Leadership Freak

The inability to manage energy guarantees failure. Only 56% of employees feel energized at work. The Energy Project) 5 ways to manage human energy: #1. Work like a sprinter. Set a work-timer for… Continue reading → energy Leadership Development organizational success

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Born to Build

Leading Blog

A RE YOU A BUILDER? All of us are to one degree or another. We are born to build. Building something gives us meaning and purpose. For some though, it is a need that drives them every day. Building is a high-degree-of-difficulty task, but natural builders want the impossible assignment.

Getting Them to Listen: How to Get People to Hear What You are Saying

RapidStart Leadership

Why should anyone listen to you? If you’re trying to lead people, one of the first challenges you face might be just getting them to listen. This can be doubly challenging if you happen to be newer to the team or younger than the others.

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Ethical Leadership: Complexity, Context and Adaptation

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton. Ethical leadership requires growth, a willingness to acknowledge complexity and an understanding of the broader context in which we lead. Use these resources to improve your ethical awareness, learn about how the leadership context is evolving and check for learning blind spots.

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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.

You Might Be a Psycho-Employee If …

Leadership Freak

After reading 7 Ways to Deal with a Psycho Boss, a friend suggested I write about psycho-employees. You might be a psycho-employee if you use your wife’s urine to pass a drug test… Continue reading → Courage Personal Growth Success weaknesses Growth Leadership Development

The Question That Can Make Your To-Do List More Manageable

Kevin Eikenberry

Some people are “list people,” while others aren’t. Even if it isn’t your general inclination, you have made a to-do list at some point – likely on a day when you had lots to do. There is a question that might change everything for you.

5 Ways to Think Like an Entrepreneur: Even if You Work for the Big Guys

Let's Grow Leaders

“Entrepreneurship is a chance to trade a solution to someone who has a problem that needs solving. Solve more problems, solve bigger problems, solve problems more widely, and you’re an entrepreneur. It’s tempting to industrialize this work, to make it something with […].

Building a Culture of Excellence: Tom Peters


I created a series of sketch notes for Tiffani Bova’s “ What’s Next ” podcast where she meets brilliant people to discuss customer experience, growth and innovation. Tiffani Bova is a Global Customer Growth and Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce.

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.

7 Ways to Deal with a Psycho Boss

Leadership Freak

A friend said the team cheers when the boss doesn’t show up for work. He has a psycho boss. 5 signs you have a psycho boss: #1. Psycho bosses don’t explain what they… Continue reading → Marks of leaders Personal Growth Success Taking others higher Growth Leadership Development organizational success

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How Your Smartphone Can Help Your Business Grow

Strategy Driven

Just a few years ago – certainly within living memory for most people in business today – there were no smartphones.

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Photo credit: 123RF. You sit at your desk, confused about the anonymous critical feedback you received through a poll, a 360 or other such survey instrument. You feel misunderstood and frankly – you are starting to be angry.

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Forced Ratings – Awful Problems and What Leaders Do Instead

Let's Grow Leaders

Forced Ratings Cause More Problems Than They Fix Recently we were working with senior leaders in a global company who faced a challenging morale problem. They hired talented capable people who were producing good work – but their talent was leaving. Leaders […]. The post Forced Ratings – Awful Problems and What Leaders Do Instead appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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How to Find Your Grateful Mind

Leadership Freak

3 dangers of ingratitude: #1. Missed opportunity. Ungratefulness doesn’t create a bright future. Ingratitude worries about the past. A leader that’s focused on the past misses today’s opportunity. Turn to the future: What… Continue reading → Gratitude Growth Leadership Development

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Top 5 Industries That Are Changing Due To AR

Strategy Driven

Augmented reality (AR) is on the crest of a wave these days. If you haven’t heard about it yet there are only two possibilities: you either have lived under a rock for the past two years or you are simply not interested in the latest tech trends (AT ALL).

Business of Learning Podcast: Creating an Engaged, Connected Organization

Michael Lee Stallard

The issue of loneliness and connection in the workplace is top of mind for many organizations today, as new studies continue to demonstrate the growing reach of social isolation.

The Power of Thank You – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

“Please” and “Thank You” is something that parents of young children spend a lot of time talking about and enforcing. And it’s something that shouldn’t stop or begin just there. There is incredible value to us as leaders in showing gratitude and appreciation.

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With Regards to the Women and Men who Fight On

Leadership Freak

Ease is evil. Fight on: Trying hard and falling short feels like a punch to the gut. But what’s the alternative. Half-hearted effort? Playing it safe? Half-hearted effort insults your team and… Continue reading → Criticism Encouragement Humility Mistakes Personal Growth Growth Leadership Development

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How A Business Can Benefit From an Online Presence

Strategy Driven

The internet allows companies of all sizes in all industries to reach new customers, connect with new suppliers, and increase recognition. So, even some more niche businesses could benefit greatly from online advertising.

With Maia Aziz: Putting the Human Back into Human Resources

ReImagine Work

Maia Aziz, host of Morning Moments at Blog Talk Radio was good enough to invite me to her show. We talked about what it means to be human at work and create a pro-human workplace. Hear Maia and I discuss answers to quest

Navigator Newsletter Archive

Chart Your Course

The post Navigator Newsletter Archive appeared first on Chart Your Course International. Human Resource Management The Navigator Newsletter

Bailing Water and Plugging Holes

Leadership Freak

When the ship’s taking on water, bailing is important, but plugging holes is essential. Don’t let urgency distract you from necessity. Accept, acknowledge, and act: Complaining without bailing water or plugging holes makes… Continue reading → Leading


Strong Leadership Is the Foundation of Any Successful Business Strategy

Strategy Driven

While your company may have a think tank of brilliant strategists devising new inroads into your market, what you will soon learn is that any strategy is doomed to fail if it isn’t executed as brilliantly as it was conceived.

Steam: Hack your Consciousness

CEO Blog

I often use books or audio books to inspire me to get into flow. To be creative. My most recent audiobook was Stream: Hack your Consciousness by John Klymshyn and Issac Naor. I know Klymshyn from the time I lived in NY.