Sat.Jul 20, 2019 - Fri.Jul 26, 2019

Leaders Need to Play Show and Tell

Lead Change Blog

Did you ever play Show and Tell when you were in elementary school? It wasn’t a game in the traditional sense, but more like story-time or a group activity to help the whole class learn more about the presenter. The premise of Show and Tell is a student brings something from home to show the class and tells why it’s important to them, or what it represents about them as a person. I remember looking forward to Show and Tell days with great excitement!

Five Movies with Leadership Lessons

Kevin Eikenberry

You can watch a movie for entertainment, inspiration, or even to learn something. Sometimes a movie provides all three. While not a complete list, I have compiled five movies for leaders. Call them leadership movies that you’ll be glad you watched or re-watched.

Fish Heads and The Value of Great Leadership: An Unforgettable Lesson

Terry Starbucker

“Terry, don’t you see? A fish stinks from its head down”. It was three months into my maiden voyage as a cable TV executive, at age 27. I was in the middle of going over a laundry list of problems with my boss that had been vexing me for weeks.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Live Action Lion King

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I can’t tell you how excited I was to see the new, live-action Lion King movie. The Lion King was a favorite movie of mine and to see it brought to life seemed like a no-brainer. Oh… how wrong I was.

The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.

How to Assess the Unknown in 3 Easy Steps

Lead Change Blog

I adopted my dog Louie five years ago, and not a day goes by without a leadership lesson from that silly dog. I came across Louie’s adoption file recently as I was attempting to purge old paperwork.

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How Innovation Is Completely Different in Established Organizations than in Startups

Leading Blog

W E LIVE IN the age of the entrepreneur. New startups appear out of nowhere and challenge not only established companies, but entire industries.

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How To Change How People View You

Joseph Lalonde

Being Taken Seriously. If you’re not okay with those you lead failing to take you seriously, you need to change something. It’s most likely not your team. It’s you that needs to change. We can sabotage ourselves with our actions. We can sabotage ourselves with our words.

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5 Ways to Develop a Change Strategy That Fails

Lead Change Blog

A current client wants to build a legacy business, and I was recommended to help them by their accountant, who is a colleague in my local BNI chapter. The company is run by a father and three sons. They fight, they bicker, fall out, and they are running a business in spite of rather than because of an appropriate change strategy.

The Gift of Struggle

Leading Blog

B OBBY HERRERA has a message and the message is “We all struggle. Inside every struggle is a gift. Leaders share their gifts with others.”. We tend to not share our struggles or the lessons we learn from them. They are painful and very personal.

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Miserable Leaders Spread Misery

Leadership Freak

Miserable leaders spread misery everywhere they go. Enjoy leading or get out of leadership. Stop spreading misery. Decide to enjoy leadership. You won’t enjoy every aspect of leadership but choose happiness every chance… Continue reading → energy Leadership Development

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How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

Leaders Can Have Fun Too

Joseph Lalonde

Being Taken Seriously. It’s party time. Or is it? Is there ever a time for a leader to let down his guard and have fun with his team? My answer is a resounding yes. Leaders can (and should) have fun. There’s multiple reasons why leaders should have fun.

The 5 C’s of Creating Championship Teams

Lead Change Blog

“No single leader can any longer meet the demands placed on them and there is a growing recognition of the need for highly effective leadership teams” —Peter Hawkins. Most businesses are not harnessing anywhere close to the true potential of their people, and this lost productivity is costing millions. But now there is a way to not just stop this, but turn it around by tapping into the true talents of every person on your team, no matter the team size.

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The Best Way to Empower Employees as Customer Advocates

Let's Grow Leaders

You want to empower your employees as customer advocates, but it’s tricky. No one understands your customer’s needs and frustrations better than your employees. When your customers are frustrated, your employees are too. But let’s be real.

4 Reasons Leaders Don’t Notice Good Performance

Leadership Freak

What goes unnoticed gradually loses value. What gets noticed improves. 4 reasons leaders don’t notice good performance: Ignorance. Upper-level leaders don’t know what front-line employees and middle-managers are doing. Personality.

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.

A Leadership Swimming Lesson – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

This week, I am continuing to answer the challenges that our viewers have given me – asking me to derive leadership lessons from everyday, random objects.

Choosing the Best Motivational Leadership Speakers

Career Advancement

“The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born—that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That’s nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.”. Warren Bennis.

5 Parenting Traps That Harm

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Parenting is complicated and muddling through it without learning best practices can have negative consequences. Here are some things many parents do without realizing they may be contributing to the very problems they are trying to prevent.

The Untapped Power that Connects Successful Teams

Leadership Freak

Teams that connect with each other go further with greater satisfaction. What creates and strengthens connection? Shared purpose: Purpose is a matter of heart. Purpose is bigger than goals. Shared purpose calls for… Continue reading → Purpose Leadership Development organizational succes

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.

What Are the Two Most Common Types of Harassment?

Women on Business

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5 Ways to Identify Your Brand’s Competitors

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Lindsay Pedersen. When developing your brand strategy, you need to make the critical choice of what you are going to position your brand against. What is the customer’s alternative to your brand against which you will push for your own brand? In order.

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Taking Chances to Lead Change in the 21st Century: Why It’s Cool Not to Be So Cool

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Julie Benezet: The internet changed all the rules. Life has always had its challenges when new things showed up, but most of the time we thought we could handle them.

Four Beliefs of Dingbat Leaders

Leadership Freak

There are smart leaders, stupid leaders, and then there are dingbat leaders. Leadership Freak definition of dingbat: A ‘dingbat’ is a smart person doing something stupid.* Smart people do stupid things.

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.

How Technology Has Improved Business Operations

Women on Business

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Mission Driven Leadership: My Life as a Radical Capitalist

Kevin Eikenberry

Would you like to learn from a former Fortune 50 CEO? How about one who has moved through both personal and family tragedy and still led at the highest levels? Most books by CEOs and former CEOs are more about their ego than helping their audience.

4 Ways to Role Model Your Leadership Actions

leaderCommunicator

You’re aware that employees listen to what you say, and pay close attention to what you do. The reality is that when it comes to keeping employees engaged, body language speaks first, and often louder than words.

How Imagination Ruins Leaders

Leadership Freak

Imagination destroys some and beats others down. Phantoms pollute thinking and poison reality. When imagination ruins you: #1.

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.

Disadvantages of Applying Technology in Business

Women on Business

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Best CEOs In The World 2019: 100 Most Influential Chief Executives

CEO Insider

Unsurprisingly, Walmart CEO Douglas McMillon came first in the CEOWORLD magazine’s global ranking of the best chief executives across all industries for 2019. He is followed by Royal Dutch Shell’s global chief executive Ben van Beurden, and ArcelorMittal Chairman and CEO Lakshmi Mittal.

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How to Survive a Micromanaging Leader

Lead from Within

To work under a leader who is a micromanager can be very difficult. I have found that the only way to survive a micromanaging leader is to understand why they do what they do.

Beat the Churn with Context

Next Level Blog

One of the stories I tell in The Next Level is about the CEO of a very well-known company who, in speaking to a meeting of the top 200 executives there, spontaneously riffed out loud about how “We could use more employees with the skill set and approach that Competitor X has.” Over the next six months, the CEO’s company had hired scores of employees from Competitor X and, as they did, unintentionally changed the culture of their own company.

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6 Ways To Create Exceptional Content In Your Business

Strategy Driven

Content is king in today’s digital age, and every brand needs to consider ways in which they can make exceptional content that will help them to stand out from the crowd and impress their target customer.