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Leading with Trust

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Paul J. Zak, PhD : One-third of business leaders surveyed in 2015 said that retaining colleagues is their number one concern. Everyone knows that people are mobile. About one-quarter of employees say that they will look for a new job in the next year.

The neuroscience of asking insightful questions

Aspire-CS

I teach coaching skills to leaders. When I get to the section on how to ask questions (an important part of learning to coach) I might ask a trick question to start off: “How many of you are good at solving problems?”. Without fail, almost all hands shoot enthusiastically into the air.

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The Rise of Influential Women Who Made It Big in Big Data

Women on Business

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Create the Target Before You Shoot the Arrow

Leading Blog

I SAW A CARTOON years ago in which Charlie Brown shot an arrow at a fence and then proceeded to draw a circle around the arrow. At some level, he found this satisfying. This is not how great leaders think.

Three Steps To Building the Leader You Need

Lead Change Blog

Charles-Guillaume Etienne is said to have penned the phrase, “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” Most of us have heard something in this vein and many of us agree with these words whole-heartedly.

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The Worst Mistake You Can Make With a Bad Hire

Let's Grow Leaders

“When did you know he was a bad hire?” ” “Pretty much from day 1.” ” “And when did you first have a frank conversation about your concerns?” ” “Err… yesterday.” ” “And now you want to terminate them?”

Five Tips for Hiring Remote Team Members

Kevin Eikenberry

Hiring is one of the most important roles of a leader. Putting the right people on the team is a foundational component of our success; after all, people who aren’t the perfect fit will lead to teams and individuals who may struggle mightily and never reach their potential.

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7 Things I’ve Learned about Following God

Ron Edmondson

For the last 30 years or so, I’ve attempted to listen to, obey and follow the voice of God. I have never heard it audibly but I have had it for only impressed upon my heart and mind. I have actually been a believer for over 40 years, but I got serious about my faith in my early 20’s.

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Forget Passion – What Employees Need Is Purpose-Led Work

Tanveer Naseer

These days, it seems like the world is facing scarcity in a wide range of areas – from something as basic as access to food and clean water, to something more personal as a lack of time to get through our various daily tasks.

The Dog that Rarely Bites: A Leadership Lesson

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Guest Post by Timothy R. Clark, author of Leading with Character and Competence: Moving Beyond Title, Position, and Authority When a dog bites, word gets out. You stay away and keep away. There’s no discussion or negotiating with the dog; you simply avoid the animal. How about a friendly dog?

Leadership: The Number That Truly Matters

Lead Change Blog

One of the most important qualities of a leader is the ability to develop others. When they invest their time and effort, they can help the organization multiply leaders.

The Leader’s Crisis of Belief

Ron Edmondson

Every Leader Must Push Through A Leadership Crisis of Belief. Every leader at some point faces a crisis of belief in their leadership – or what her or she is attempting to lead. Questions such as: Will this work? Is there a better way? Will people support this?

7 Steps to Quality Customer Support

Women on Business

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Change Your Question Change Your Direction

Leadership Freak

The questions you answer determine the direction you go. In order to find the right answer, you must ask the right question. Image source “The most common source of mistakes in management decisions… Continue reading → Curiosity Leading Questions

4 Trailblazing Problem-Solving Tips From Fitness

Lead Change Blog

The proverbial road to hell is paved with lots of people who want to become more fit. Their motivation might be to keep their heart healthy, climb a mountain, or play more with their kids. And much ink has been spilled on the subject.

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Creating a Leadership Culture

Nathan Magnuson

This post comes courtesy of Mark Miller, a best-selling author of 6 books, an in-demand speaker and an executive at Chick-fil-A.

3 Ways You Might be Sabotaging Your Team’s Culture on Day 1

RapidStart Leadership

Your team’s culture is it’s life-blood, its soul. It’s who you are and how you interact as a group. If it’s a good one, your culture can directly contribute to increased employee engagement, rising productivity and decreased turnover.

5 Ways to be a Leader Who Turns Heads

Leadership Freak

It’s an ego boost to sit in the power chair and see heads turn in your direction. You enjoy it. You come to expect it. The beginning of the leadership journey is… Continue reading → Coaching Taking others higher Teams Leadership Development organizational success

Frontline Festival: Leaders Share Team Building Ideas

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival is all about team time. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors!

Consolidation of Credit Card Debts

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Times of Change Call for Increased Levels of Communication and Courage

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In times of change or uncertainty, organizations need leadership more than ever. That means the quality and amount of communications need to increase. I used to work for a manager who said, “Lead, follow, or get out of the way.”

Over-engaged Leaders Produce Disengaged Teams

Leadership Freak

Over-engaged leaders work way too hard. Over-engaged leaders produce disengaged teams. Work to make space for others, if you’re an over-engaged leader. Over-engaged leaders: Love check lists. Don’t dive into problem-solving without exploring… Continue reading → Delegation Leading Taking others higher Teams Culture Leadership Development organizational success

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Two Ways to Overcome Your Organization’s Immunity to Change

Change Starts Here

Organizations often have subtle ways of preventing the very change people say they want to achieve. If you can discover the forces that are keeping your organization from changing, you can unlock them to enable progress.

5 Ways to Keep Small Business Finances Organized

Women on Business

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Getting To Awesome: How To Align Your Passion For Leadership With The Rest of Your Life

Terry Starbucker

As a long-time student of more human leadership I love to chat with other leadership and business thought leaders and teachers, because there’s always something new to learn that can make a difference.

How to Elevate Your Leadership in Surprising Ways

Leadership Freak

I saw a breathtaking thing of beauty in an executive coaching session. I asked a client, I’ll call him Carl, to take a courageous step and he did. His courage and humility were… Continue reading → Coaching

3 Reasons Being Young Shouldn’t Stop You From Leading

Joseph Lalonde

Your youth is an asset Has anyone ever told you that you’re too young to lead? Maybe they’ve told you that you don’t know enough yet. You haven’t reached the age of maturity. Some of those concerns are valid. You might not know as much as you need to.

5 Powerful Rules for Modern Day Business Women

Women on Business

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Practice the Power of Opportunity (A Leaders Made Here Post)

Lead Change Blog

We welcome Mark Miller for the third post in a five-part series defining the core principles of Leaders Made Here. Step 3 – Practice the Power of Opportunity. Creating a leadership culture is within the grasp of every organization. The steps are known and proven.

The Relationship Between Positivity and Productivity (And How to Make It Work for You)

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Annabelle Smyth Many companies still hold tight to the old way of doing things. They put you in high-pressure situations and hope that you get all your work done out of fear. Fear that you will miss … Continue reading → Purpose Trust Communication creativity positivity productivity

Three Things Coaches Must Do To Drive Success

Eric Jacobson

Former University of Kansas head basketball coach Roy Williams once told U.S. News and World Report magazine that there are three things that coaches as leaders must do to drive success : "Have everyone on the team focus on the same goal."

How to K.I.S.S. Lousy Operational Meetings Goodbye

Leadership Freak

Corporate teams love meetings. People who do the work can’t wait for meetings to end. Use a K.I.S.S. agenda to run meetings real people love to attend. #1. Keep: What do we need… Continue reading → Leading Meetings and agendas Meetings

Ethical Leadership: The “On Switch” For Adaptability

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton The post "Leader Competence: Will It Be A Multiplier or Divider?" generated some great discussion on social media. Here's a quote from the post: "Leader competence is either going to be a multiplier or a divider. When you have it, you multiply performance and trust, with exponential results. Without it, you divide your possible results by the incompetence factor." After reading it, one reader requested that I write more on the topic.

Never Get Trapped By A Freelancer

Strategy Driven

Photo courtesy of Pexels. A lot of people have started moving over to doing work for themselves, over the last few decades. This trend of new freelancers has seen a massive rise thanks to the tech industry. Now, it’s possible to have people working for you all over the world.