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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Top Gun: Maverick

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The new Top Gun: Maverick flew into theaters on Memorial Day weekend in what could be the best sequel ever to be released. After years of days due to COVID-19, we were treated to a masterpiece of a movie. Tom Cruise reprises his role as Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell.

One Critical Component to Leading Change

Nathan Magnuson

I had two separate experiences with leading change recently that demonstrate a critical aspect that is often the difference between success and failure. Let me share the two scenarios – see if you can guess what it is. Of course, I’ll share it as well.


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Leadership is Evolving: Why More is Expected Now

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton The definition of "good leadership" is changing over time as people become more aware of the long term impact of poor leadership decisions.

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Managing Up: Keep Your Boss Informed About a Struggling Team Member

Let's Grow Leaders

Managing up is easy when performance is good, but it gets a bit more tricky when results are down. Here are a few practical ways to show your boss you are on it WHILE giving your struggling employee the time and space to turn their performance around. How Do I Manage Up When Results are Down?

How to Write OKRs: 45 Effective Examples

Many companies are embracing objectives and key results (OKRs) as the best practice for committing to goals and following through. Objectives are outcomes that reflect current company priorities. Each employee should write OKRs that roll up to larger company goals.

5 Leadership Lessons From Running

Joseph Lalonde

According to Country Living, today is Global Running Day. The purpose of Global Running Day is to encourage people to get out and run. I know, I know, most of you are groaning and dreading the thought of running. However, I have found running has multiple benefits. Especially for leaders.

Get The Best Out Of Your Team.

Rich Gee Group

In today’s new world of work, many managers are struggling to find the best way to motivate, energize, and most of all KEEP their employees. And it’s getting harder every day.

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Leading Skillful, Connected, Adaptive Teams with Gerald Leonard

Let's Grow Leaders

How can you lead more connected, adaptive teams that think critically, and adapt to change? In this episode, conservatory-trained jazz musician, author, and CEO Gerald Leonard gives you leadership approaches to help you build teams that operate like a jazz ensemble.

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Do You Have A Challenger Group?

Joseph Lalonde

Everyone talks about mastermind groups. These are groups of people who help you define your business ideas, become a better person, or encourage you. Mastermind groups are great. I’ve seen much of my success come from hanging out with similar, like-minded people.

Executive Hiring For a P.E. Portfolio Company – Soft Skills

N2Growth Blog

Part Two – Core, Soft Credential Constituents. In the second part of this series, we will continue this theme on executive hiring for a private equity portfolio company by examining parallel soft skill essentials and core, soft credential constituents.

3 Ways Remembering Advantages Leaders

Leadership Freak

The beauty of a poor memory is life is filled with surprises. The danger of not remembering is an untethered life. #1. Remembering informs identity. You know who you are by remembering. Remembering… Continue reading → Leadership Development Leading Purpose

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

The Come Back Culture

Kevin Eikenberry

The lifeblood of any business is customers. Without customers, businesses don’t last very long. While all customers are valuable, the most valuable are lifelong customers. The question for owners, leaders, and salespeople is how can we predictably create those lifelong customers?

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Putting Your Workers First

Joseph Lalonde

Leaders and managers are responsible for ensuring that their workers are safe and secure at all times. Understanding the needs of your employees and how you can make sure that they are appreciated and maximize their potential.

Why You Need Penetration Testing

Strategy Driven

If you have any online firm or business, it is essential to keep it secure. There are hundreds of cyberattacks every day, and your company could be next. It is especially true if you have a medium or large business.

4 Ways to Move Through Pain to Fulfillment

Leadership Freak

An aspirin might solve a headache, but it doesn’t cure cancer. Instead of moving through pain to fulfillment, we prolong and multiply discomfort by masking it. It’s better to use pain than ignore… Continue reading → Leading

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.

Create Milestones – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

I recently celebrated a milestone birthday. And this has me thinking a little bit about milestones in general. Did you know that if you look up the word milestone in the dictionary, there are two basic definitions that are actually quite different? The first definition is a stone to mark distance.

Become The Best Leader That You Can Be To Aid Your Business

Joseph Lalonde

Owning a business is a big commitment and a big responsibility. You have got to be able to do everything that you need to do, plus be able to work with everyone else and help them where it’s needed. It’s a lot to take on, and it’s something that you have got to be sure […].

How To Hit The Ground Running With Your Start-Up’s Finances

Strategy Driven

No matter how good your idea might be or how dedicated you are as an entrepreneur, without strong financial management your start-up will never be able to reach its full potential. With so much to deal with when running a start-up, managing the finances can easily fall to the wayside.

5 Ways to Build the Team You Want

Leadership Freak

Low-functioning teams cause constant frustration. High-functioning teams get stuff done. 5 ways to build the team: #1. Know what you want. The team you want: Delivers results when you aren’t involved.

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The First 90 Days: Onboarding Checklist

Connect with your people from day one with this development and engagement checklist.

You Won’t Solve It with Software

Kevin Eikenberry

I wish I had a dime for every time in the last few years someone asked me for my recommendation for the best software tool, the best web platform, the best collaboration tool to facilitate long-distance work. I understand the question.

Boost Employee Performance With One Question | Leadership Espresso Shot 37

Tanveer Nasser

In this latest edition of my “Leadership Espresso Shot” series on my leadership podcast, “Leadership Biz Cafe”, I wanted to share a simple, but powerful communication tool I shared as part of a leadership keynote I gave two weeks ago.

10 Simple Strategies for Effective Construction Material Management

Strategy Driven

The construction cost can rise exponentially, especially as we need to invest in safety and environmental enhancements. This can lead to a steep increase in materials management costs, which have just been attributed to the cost of construction.

Why Certain Consulting Firms Win Larger Projects (And How Yours Can Too)

David A Fields

Would you rather be like Connie or Vin? Constance Fidanse and Vincent Doehr are real people we work with (the names have been changed, obviously) and both have been running their small consulting firms for around five years.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

How To Increase Your Influence—Up, Down And Across

Lolly Daskal

Whatever type of organization you’re leading, to be effective in your role requires being able to influence people. If your skills are more focused in other areas of leadership, here are some tips that can help you increase your influence in every direction—up, down and across.

How To Be Indispensable At Work

Eric Jacobson

Bruce Tulgan ’s book, The Art of Being Indispensable at Work is all about how to win influence, beat overcommitment, and get the right things done in your workplace.

Cost-Effective Tips For Buying A Company Vehicle

Strategy Driven

Purchasing a company vehicle can be very beneficial for your business. With a company car, you can easily make it to appointments and meetings or offer convenient services such as delivery. You can also gain access to various tax benefits.

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6 steps to move your business away from shareholder primacy

Skip Prichard

This is a guestpost by Ed Chambliss. Ed is author of A One-Legged Stool: How Shareholder Primacy Has Broken Business and is founder and CEO of Best Friend Brands. The Purpose of Business.

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

Why Should Companies Hire New Graduates?


Read any article on hiring recent graduates, and you’ll find a litany of ageist aphorisms. Some pigeonhole Millennials as lazy and entitled.

4 Steps to Creating a Strategy in an Uncertain World

Harvard Business Review

Focus less on what your company can do and reimagine what it could do. Corporate strategy Strategy formulation Customer-centricity Digital Article

Outstanding Career Ideas If You’re Good With Your Hands

Strategy Driven

You might be stuck in a career where you are unhappy and no longer look forward to going to work. This hasn’t been helped by several lockdowns and being forced to work from home, which a lot of people have struggled with.

What’s your view on meeting with people purely with a purpose of getting to know them and building a relationship?

Thought Leaders LLC

Our reader poll today asks: What’s your view on meeting with people purely with a purpose of getting to know them and building a relationship?

12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.