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Unexpected Leadership Lessons that Mobsters Can Teach Lawful Leaders

Leading Blog

L EADERSHIP is a broad term, and it applies to those who you might not have a positive perception of — including mobsters.

Leading In A Secular World

Joseph Lalonde

Most of my readers know I come from a strong Christian background. My faith plays a huge role in the way I lead and the way I think about leadership. But what happens when a faith-based or Christian leader gets tossed into a secular world? This may be you have been let go as an […].

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Get Out of the Rut: A Groundhog’s Day Challenge

Let's Grow Leaders

If you’re feeling stuck in a rut, this freaking pandemic might be the perfect time to try something new. You have time to consider what matters most, what lights you up, and how you can add the most value to the world. […].

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February 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the February 2021 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Communication. Marina Jankovic explains The role of coaching in building a culture of trust. Marina shares: “ While trust is the foundation for productive relationships and high-performing teams, it’s not something that can be achieved overnight.

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!

First Look: Leadership Books for February 2021

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in February 2021. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here. Think Again : The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Captain America: The First Avenger

Joseph Lalonde

Captain America: The First Avenger is the fifth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Released in 2011, this film tells the story of Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and his transformation into Captain America. This is one of my favorite MCU films.

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The Essentials of Theory U

Lead Change Blog

Since its first printing, Theory U has evolved into a movement within both academic and organizational development programs on a global scale. Otto Scharmer, author of Theory U , invites us to see the world in new ways and in so doing discover a revolutionary approach to learning and leadership.

Leading Thoughts for February 4, 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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A Great Resource For Your Business Graphic Design Needs

Joseph Lalonde

Business marketing strategies are getting more creative by the day. And this is due to a cut-throat competition that urges marketers to put their thinking hats on when it comes to advertising. But ever since, there is one marketing element that hasn’t changed over the years: Graphic design.

Leading Change: Why Things Get Worse Before they Get Better

Leadership Freak

Things typically get worse before they get better. That’s not pessimism. It’s reality. What happens when you ‘improve’ a practice or procedure at work? Productivity goes down. Frustration goes up. It takes time… Continue reading → Change

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!

Leadership Doesn’t Have to Be Lonely

Let's Grow Leaders

You know the cliches: it’s lonely at the top. Leadership is a lonely business. In this episode, David shares a challenging situation where he felt very alone – and what happened that convinced him you’re never as alone as you might feel. […].

LeadershipNow 140: January 2021 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from January 2021 that you don't want to miss: What Servant Leadership Is Not by @RenitaKalhorn. Patrick Lencioni: A Good Time For Quiet Contemplation by @patricklencioni via @CheifExecGrp.

How Data Analytics Can Make You A Better Leader

Tanveer Naseer

Business leaders who want to make smart, informed decisions will usually turn to data analytics. Using data analytics, they can collect, analyze and understand large data sets to improve customer retention, assess and mitigate risk, improve operational efficiency and so much more.

Lessons from Learning a New Hobby

Kevin Eikenberry

As we continue to spend most of our time at home, many have rediscovered a hobby or started a new one. This will likely explain future yard sales consisting entirely of jigsaw puzzles. During the past year, I decided to try something, and it has become my new hobby.

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.

The Future of Learning and Development: Best Practices and Insights

Let's Grow Leaders

Training and Development (TD) award-winning learning and development leaders share their insights from past successes and discuss the future of learning and development on Asking For a Friend Live with Karin Hurt. We ground the discussion in their new book Forward Focused […].

COVID-19 Pandemic is Not Easing. It is Expanding

Tony Mayo

Tony Mayo Executive Coach. I first shared this on October 22, 2020, more than three months ago. I wish I had not been right but here we are, with dangerous new versions of COVID-19 spreading from Brazil, South Africa, and the UK to that guy next to you in line. Stay Home If You Can.

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Have you Fallen into the Destructive Practice of Offering Harmful Help

Leadership Freak

Harmful help looks like… Not doing your own job because you’re doing other people’s jobs. Bottlenecking results. Burnout. Resentment toward people who should be helping themselves and others. Disappointment because you helped someone,… Continue reading → Personal Growth Questions Taking others higher Coaching helpfulness helping others learned helplessness

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New Learning in a Flagship Product

Kevin Eikenberry

If organizations invested any money in leadership development last year, it was to assist leaders who were suddenly thrust into remote leadership situations.

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.

How to Lead a Performance Conversation without Losing Your Cool

Let's Grow Leaders

Leaders play a vital role in employee development and that includes sharing developmental feedback. But an effective performance conversation requires an even temper. Keep these five principles in mind to help you keep your cool. We’d just finished a live online leadership […].

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Two Great Conference Opportunities in February

Michael Lee Stallard

I’m happy to share that I will be giving keynote speeches at two exciting virtual conferences this February. I hope you will consider joining me. Campus Community Conference: Better Together 2021. If you work in the field of higher education, then this event is for you.

How to Respond When Team Members Put Themselves Down

Leadership Freak

Your perspective on others isn’t as important as their perspective on themselves. You short-circuit growth when you rush to comfort, contradict self-criticisms, or offer quick solutions. Why we bully ourselves: We disrespect the… Continue reading → Personal Growth Taking others higher inner critic

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Preparing for the Future of Flexible Work

Kevin Eikenberry

As of today, I cannot predict the future of work – for you or for your business. But I do know one thing. Whatever that future holds, work is going to be different…again. I do not believe we will ever return to work as we knew it in 2019. I predict that we will have […]. The post Preparing for the Future of Flexible Work appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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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.

How to Help Make the World a Better Place This Year

Next Level Blog

In the years that I’ve been coaching clients and audiences on creating their own Life GPS® personal planning strategy , I’ve learned that identifying the outcomes they want to help create in their communities is often the most challenging component for people. I get that because, for many years, it was the most challenging for me too. I think there are a number of reasons for that.

Self-Esteem and Confidence

CoachStation

Self-esteem can be a challenge for many. These difficulties have been heightened over the last year or so as we deal with the impacts and effects of Covid-19 and related restrictions. It has challenged how many of us see ourselves. However, it is possible to manage and build your self-esteem and subsequently, genuine confidence. The term self-esteem is used to describe a person's overall sense of self-worth or personal value. In other words, how much you appreciate and like yourself.

Incompetent Infants Aren’t Responsible to do Hard Things

Leadership Freak

Life without responsibility is easier than life with responsibility. Don’t seek management or leadership if fishing, video games, or playing golf are your greatest aspirations. Anyone who thinks responsibility is easy is irresponsible.… … Continue reading → Accountability Courage Success mutual accountability

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Welcome to Great Leadership!

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to Great Leadership! This blog is retired and no longer publishing new content or accepting guest posts. However, there are over 1200 posts in the archive that can be accessed chronologically or via the search box on the sidebar.

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.

How to Gain Credibility with your Employees

Lead from Within

Do you ever wonder what makes a leader credible? Credibility isn’t something you’re born with but a trait that’s built through hard work and long-term effort. A leader needs credibility to achieve the level of respect and loyalty they need to be effective.

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3 Ways to Create a Competitive Advantage for Your Team

Great Results Team Building

There are so many ways to gain a competitive advantage for you and your team. I am sure each one is a valuable and helpful suggestion…. Whether it is in a book, or on a video, or in a presentation – I assure you that they all have their roots in one of three important areas.

Dear Dan: I’m Writing a Resignation Letter to an Employer who Treated me Poorly

Leadership Freak

Dear Dan, I wonder how best to write a resignation letter. I’m in my late twenties and I’ve found a new position. I’ve been woefully underpaid and unappreciated. I’m wondering about explaining the… Continue reading → Leading

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Why (and How) Your Consulting Firm Should Be Funny

David A Fields

Do you regularly make your clients and prospects laugh? On purpose, I mean. There’s good reason to spill humor all over your consulting firm’s work. My team’s extensive, proprietary research among consulting firm leaders suggests you’ve been hilarious.

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.