Sat.Nov 18, 2017 - Fri.Nov 24, 2017

6 Things Leaders Should Be Thankful For Everyday

Joseph Lalonde

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Because of this, I wanted to reflect on 6 things leaders should be thankful for on Thanksgiving and every other day. There’s a lot of pain that comes with leadership. Struggles no one else ever sees. Betrayals by coworkers and friends.

8 Ways To Design a High-Trust Culture

Leading Blog

T RUST BEGETS TRUST. Paul Zak, the author of The Trust Factor , has shown that “when someone is tangibly trusted by a stranger, the brain synthesizes the signaling chemical oxytocin” and “ the more trust one is shown, the more the brain produces oxytocin.”

7 Signs It’s Not Really A Team

Ron Edmondson

In my world the word team is used almost on a daily basis. Most of us want to be in a team environment. However, in my experience working with churches – and it was true when I was in business also – more people claim to have it than actually do.

Why Smart Female Business Owners are Hitting Social Media Harder than Ever in 2018

Women on Business

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How to Motivate Your Employees

Strategy Driven

Employees who lack motivation will only slow down the productivity and growth of your business. Yet, the responsibility to work harder is not solely their responsibility. It is an employer’s job to ensure they inspire their staff each day to maximize their performance.

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Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Justice League

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Whenever I hear about a DC Comics movie, I become nervous. They’ve not had the best track record in translating comic books into movies. Though, they have gotten better over the years.

Your Passion is Your Greatest Asset, Learn How to Harness It

Lead on Purpose

Your passion is your greatest asset, learn how to share it Continue reading → Knowledge Purpose ambitions courage creativity entrepreneur experience grit passion

Fearful Leaders Hoard Control – Courageous Leaders Give Power

Leadership Freak

Feeling powerful expands possibility, elevates engagement, and enables initiative. Feeling powerless creates weakness, dependence, and fear. People who feel powerful see opportunity. People who feel powerless feel threat. Control freaks make others feel powerless.… … Continue reading → Fear Marks of leaders Personal Growth Power Growth Leadership Development

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Beware Cargo Cult Management

Lead Change Blog

During World War II, the Allied Forces established supply bases in airfields on many islands in the South Pacific. The residents of those islands had never seen airplanes, or canned food, or many other things that the military uses to support operations. But they were intelligent people and they observed what the military people did to make all those goods show up. This is what they saw. The soldiers would go up into a tower with little poles sticking out of the top.

The Secret Key to Goal Achievement

Kevin Eikenberry

It’s the time of year when thoughts begin to turn to goal achievement – especially when you haven’t made enough progress on the goals you set at the first of the year. As you reflect on your progress and think about what you might do differently in the coming weeks or months, let me share […].

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Three enjoyable ways to manage stress

Aspire-CS

Sometimes even the best leaders do bad things. If I had to name a common culprit that causes those bad behaviors, I’d pin it on chronic stress. Stress in the workplace has become so normalized that it often goes unnoticed to its victims until bad behavior shows up.

How to Embrace Your Nobility and Lead with Dignity

Leadership Freak

I decided to begin the presentation, “Thank you for being heroes.” But, I ended up saying the opposite. It was dark while I drove to the hotel. I was scheduled to give a… Continue reading → Marks of leaders Taking others higher Culture Leadership Development

Three Ways Leaders Can Improve Decision Making

Lead Change Blog

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the, next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” Theodore Roosevelt. Leaders today are suffering from inattention blindness – the inability to be present and see the wood from the trees. Deluged by data, leaders should have more information than ever to enable better decision making. Yet ironically the opposite is happening and the situation is only likely to get worse.

Top Benefits to Offer Your Employees for Improved Productivity

Strategy Driven

Regardless of how much you may want your employees to work at their best all the time, this simply isn’t possible. Your employees are people, and they have good days, and bad days, and their productivity workflow will reflect this.

Leaders: Does Your Values Equation Add Up?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Every leader has a values equation. It can be calculated by the day, week, year and lifetime. In the ideal situation, a leader's values equation is consistently positive. How do you calculate your values equation? Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking business ethics blogs ethical leadership and complexity leadership and values leadership blogs positive ethical values values based leadership

The Seven Powers of Gratitude

Leadership Freak

Choose the freedom of thankfulness over the headwind of ingratitude. “Un” Un” ruins leaders. Ungrateful leaders become unkind, unhelpful, and unconnected. Ungratefulness is a buffeting headwind. The seven powers of gratitude: #1. Gratitude energizes those… Continue reading → Gratitude Leadership Development

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Trust is a Funny Thing

Lead Change Blog

The little ways that trust is lost. Trust is a funny thing because it’s not tangible and yet its absence is obvious. When we don’t trust people, institutions or situations, we are not allowed to bring our best selves. We may avoid situations entirely. We may hesitate, hedge, obfuscate or even feel that we have to lie. Those same behaviors are directed at us when we’re not trusted. I’ve written about how, taking a cue from Stephen M. Covey, we should be generous yet sensible with giving trust.

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You Need More Weirdos

Talent Anarchy 1

Many years ago, during my tour of duty in the corporate ranks, I worked for a company that was headed toward real financial trouble if we didn’t make some changes. We were experiencing an “innovate or die” moment for the business.

Leadership – Unsafe at Any Speed?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from John R Childress: In 1965, when I was a junior in high school and sporty, stylish and innovative cars were all the rage, Ralph Nader, a Harvard trained lawyer, published a book that was both highly controversial and highly influential.

Secret Sauce: A Chief Operating Officer Didn’t Get Promoted

Leadership Freak

If promotion or advancement didn’t work out for you, the practical lessons in this post are for you. Welcome to “Secret Sauce Sunday.” I invite leaders who I admire to share real world… Continue reading → Failure Secret Sauce Success Leadership Development leadership journey

Are You Assuming Change?

Lead Change Blog

Do you make assumptions when planning for a change? My experience tells me that unconscious assumptions underpin most planned change. What is more, those assumptions can be important determinants of whether the actual change planned occurs. In this post, I consider ten typical assumptions that change planners should or should not make when planning their next scenario.

Tips For Running A Smoother Business

Strategy Driven

Trying to manage a business without a strategy is an approach that simply doesn’t work. You have to have people, processes and plans in place that show exactly where you’re going and how you’re going to get there.

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Five Communication Hurdles to Leadership Effectiveness and Influence

Career Advancement

“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” Warren Bennis~. Client Ethan asked: A lot of misunderstandings and hurt feelings are cropping up in my organization. Crucial information often doesn’t get shared; people often feel their voices aren’t heard.

When Others See Your Value – Others See Your Value

Leadership Freak

Before a recent presentation, a woman asked me a question I’ve never been asked. I was shaking hands with the audience when it happened. What makes you qualified to give this presentation?” I… Continue reading → Gratitude Personal Growth Taking others higher Leadership Leadership Development

5 Ways to Heat Up Your Motivation.

Rich Gee Group

This time of the year, most businesses tend to power down a bit (not all mind you) and it give us time to plan for 2018. Unfortunately, many of us also power down and procrastinate until we’re in the middle of January. Our motivation for growth dissipates.

How to Select the Right Office Space

Strategy Driven

The office you choose can determine the success of your business. It is important to find a space that provides the right balance of affordability, credibility, space and facilities. To avoid making a big mistake, find out how to select the right office space for your company. The Right City.

The Correct Way To Build A Value-Driven Culture Within Your Organization

Joseph Lalonde

Values are an important part of any organization. Your values communicate what is important to the organization and what you believe in. Setting clear values will help not only you lead better but your team to do better work. However, building a value-driven culture is difficult.

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Solution Saturday: Harassing Naughty Employees

Leadership Freak

Dear Dan, I know you are a coach and proponent for encouraging people to receive help from mentors and coaches. What would you suggest to employees who have been misled by leadership-type coaches…grossly…for… Continue reading → Coaching Solution Saturday

Design Thinking to Produce Changes

Coaching Tip

In study after study, leaders say that fostering innovation and the need for transformational change are among their top priorities. But they also report struggling with how to engage their cultures to implement the changes necessary to maximize their innovative targets. In discussing the authors work together, they came to a conclusion: "Design thinking is a missing link through which organizations are increasing their capability to innovate and create meaningful customer experiences.

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Importance of Branding for Your Business

Strategy Driven

Branding are the logos and design choices that you make for your business. In many ways, they act as the “face” of your company, and this is the “face” that your customers and associates alike will interact with.

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To rant or not to rant? Is that your question?

Steve Farber

Just before the 2016 presidential elections, the Pew Research Center published the results of a survey that pretty much confirms what I suspect most of us think about political content on social media. It found, for instance, that only 20 percent of social media users said they “like seeing lots of political posts and discussions,” while 37 percent said they were “worn out” by such posts and discussions.

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7 Deadly Mistakes That Even Great Leaders Make

Lead from Within

It’s a sad truth of our time that the state of leadership is not well regarded. It seems to be associated with a lot of deadly mistakes. Most leaders never show up in headlines or polling data. They have good intentions, work hard to be effective, and serve well. But even the best can fall into habits of mind that hold them back and can cost them credibility. Here are some of the most harmful leadership mistakes you may be making: A sense of omnipotence.

Not Feeling the Thanks in Thanksgiving?

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Now that the holiday season has begun, you’ll be hearing a lot about joy and gratitude. But what if you’re feeling more like Scrooge than Tiny Tim? It’s hard to be constantly told you should be feeling joyful when you’re really not feeling the thanks in Thanksgiving.

3 Alternative Marketing Strategies

Strategy Driven

Your business might have the best product or service in the market, but if you aren’t retaining customers, or no one knows your name, then your sales won’t increase (and may even drop).