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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.

7 Steps to Quality Customer Support

Women on Business

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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.

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.

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.

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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?”

What is a Copyright?

Women on Business

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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

7 Hidden Costs of Attempting to Eliminate Risk

Ron Edmondson

Every leader I know attempts to limit a certain amount of risk when making decisions or leading change. We should attempt to have good systems, adequate resources, and even contingency or emergency plans.

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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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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

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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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Be Brave

Joseph Lalonde

One leadership trait you must have as a leader is bravery. Leaders are brave people. Leadership isn’t an easy road to tow. You have to make tough choices and go into the unknown. To be a leader, you must be brave. What Does Being Brave Look Like? Being brave is easy, yet hard at the same time.

5 Ways to Keep Small Business Finances Organized

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

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!

Training Still Matters

Joseph Lalonde

How Chick-Fil-A Understands This I feel extremely fortunate to work for Chick-fil-A ; it’s been an amazing ride for over 30 years. One of the things that is the most rewarding are the responses I get when people find out I work for the chicken. Often, their first question is, “Which one?”

152: Don’t Just Lead — 3 Ways to ENGAGE

Engaging Leader

In the 21st century, those who are changing the world aren’t just leaders; they’re engagers. Managers and leaders try to get others to do what is needed. Engagers create conditions and cultivate a team that is fully energized to achieve the organization’s purpose.

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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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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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?

Mini-Post: Who are the Real Stars?

RapidStart Leadership

We like to focus on the star – the one person who always seems to get it done. But if we zero in too closely on one star, we lose sight of the other points of light in the sky. The Chicago Bulls put five people on the court, not just Michael Jordan.

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6 Ways to Harness the Growth of Growth Routines

Leadership Freak

NEW BOOK!! New Giveaway!! 20 free books!!! Leave a comment on this post by Dr. Alison Eyring to become eligible to win one of twenty complimentary copies of her new book, Pacing for… Continue reading → Author Book Notes

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Staying Ahead Of The Game In Your Business

Strategy Driven

Photo courtesy of Pixabay. Business can be a very fraught environment. There’s a lot of stress and pressure, which makes it hard for people to consider certain parts of their operation. Over time, this can have a serious impact on your business. So, it isn’t worth letting things go.

Intelligent Restraint: Pacing for Growth

Leading Blog

W E KNOW WE NEED to prioritize growth both personally and professionally or it will not happen. And it is just as important that we grow at the right pace. Athletes know that the right pace in both training and racing is key to winning.

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.

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Solution Saturday: I’m a Boomerang

Leadership Freak

Dear Dan, I am returning to the same leadership position at a company I previously left a few years ago. This means I’ll be going back to the same employees who may be… Continue reading → Solution Saturday Leadership Development organizational success

Reduce the Risks in Your Workplace Right Now

Strategy Driven

There are so many risks and dangers present in the workplace. As the owner of the company, it’s up to you to minimise them. It’s so easy to just coast along and tell yourself that everything’s fine and dandy.

Lessons from a Betty Crocker Cake Mix

Kevin Eikenberry

If you’ve watched my videos for long, you know that I like to make some “unusual” connections to leadership. And if you haven’t watched before, well, I imagine the title gave it away for you.

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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

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.

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.