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The 9 Behaviors of Great Problem Solvers

Leading Blog

E ASY PROBLEMS can often be solved by guessing. And we solve hundreds of these kinds of problems as we go throughout our week. The problem arises when we rely on our experience to guess at what might be wrong to try to solve hard problems—problems where the solution is obscured.

Simple Ways to Market Your Business in the Local Community

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How to Accelerate Team Learning

QAspire

A team’s ability to learn quickly is at the heart of adapting to constant changes. In fact, it seems that constant learning is the only key to agility as a team and organization.

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Great Leaders Know What They Do Best – and Let Go of the Rest

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Kathy Kolbe: “I’m a strategist,” Hank tells his management team. Like most good generals, I give you the specifics of what you need to do, and why.” Hank’s wise about what works best for him to do – or not to do. But his stereotyping of generals is not accurate.

Radical Candor

Leading Blog

R ADICAL CANDOR is a culture of guidance based on caring personally and challenging directly everyone you work with. The goal is to achieve collaboratively what you could never achieve individually, and to do that, you need to care about the people you’re working with.

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Are You Living an Adult Story?

Leading Blog

I N The Leadership Gap , Lolly Daskal makes clear to us that “if we want to continue to have a positive impact on the world and make a difference, we must constantly rethink the instincts that drive us.” Leaders need to question “who they are being while they are leading.”

10 Identifiers to Spot a High Character Leader

Ron Edmondson

Do you want to know if a leader has high character? You simply have to observe them long enough. We demonstrate whom we really are by what we really do. Leaders with character can easily be identified.

12 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Ghost In The Shell

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Ghost In The Shell is a live-action remake of the classic anime of the same name. The live-action Ghost In The Shell features Scarlett Johansson as Major Motoko Kusanagi.

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156: The Leadership Gap — 7 Ways to Move Beyond It | with Lolly Daskal

Engaging Leader

When successful people begin to feel uncertain or challenged at work, the one thing they want to know most is why things are going wrong after they have gone right for so long. Leaders tend to rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits.

10 Strategies that Re-energize Demoralized Teams

Leadership Freak

Layoffs, complaints, stress, cutbacks, unrealistic expectations, shortfalls, and more, demoralize teams. 10 Strategies that Re-energize Demoralized teams: #1. Complain a little and move on. “We’ve We’ve talked about this the last three times… Continue reading → Motivation Optimism Passion Teams Leadership Development

Sometimes the Leader Must Address the Elephant in the Room

Ron Edmondson

As awkward as it might be. Years ago I was serving on a team where there was a consistent idea killer. Whenever anyone on the team presented an idea, regardless of the idea’s merit, this person would shoot it down. He always saw the glass as half empty and was negative about everything.

How To Get 3 Types Of Team Members To Open Up

Joseph Lalonde

A major challenge many leaders face is getting their team members to open up and share ideas. Whether it’s in a large meeting or one on one, we can have a hard time getting others to share. The challenge stems from the fact there are at least 3 types of people that we lead.

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Executive Leadership: One Temptation Most Successful Executives Resist

Let's Grow Leaders

If you’re an executive (or aspiring to be one) this time I’m writing for you. Not my usual M.O., I usually write for your teams (and how to help them deal with you ;-) But today, I write to you.

3 Tips for Creating An Offering Around Your Expertise

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April 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the April 2017 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! Writing about an organization with a fantastic culture recently, the author praised the organization’s approach to gratitude — describing it (among other aspects of the organization) as “lateral not vertical.”

Building, Keeping, And Transferring Credibility In Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

Answers From Leadership Podcast Episode #35 Credibility is a powerful factor in any leader’s life. Without credibility, people will struggle to find a reason to follow you. When you have credibility, people realize you get things done. Susan M.

7 FAQ’s About Visiting Church Easter Weekend

Ron Edmondson

Visiting a church for the first time can be intimidating. You often don’t know what to expect. You’d love to ask, but you’re not sure who to ask or even if your question sounds silly. It’s not. Probably others have the same question as you.

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Where Grit Really Comes From

Leadership Freak

I just spent 13 hours in a car. Because of weather, yesterday’s flight was canceled. Rescheduling was impossible. My first thought was I can go home and take a nap. Cancellation: I’d been… Continue reading → Personal Growth Leadership Development

The Fine Line Between Intuition and Judgment

Kevin Eikenberry

I could give you examples of the premise of this article every week. This particular week I spent in New York City on vacation with my wife and daughter. I will share two examples from our experiences to define the fine line between intuition and judgment.

How to Create Psychological Safety on Your Team

Lead Change Blog

In most work environments, employees perform their tasks in a team structure. Everyone on the team has a specific area of expertise. The hope is that everyone works together, like a well-oiled machine.

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How Do You Inspire Others Through Your Leadership?

Tanveer Naseer

As a people person, I always enjoy visiting new places and new cities as it provides the opportunity to meet new people and spark new conversations, some of which can lead to some very thought-provoking discussions.

Misguided Questions Kill Businesses

Leadership Freak

New Giveaway!! 20 free copies of, Stop Guessing: The 9 Behaviors of Great Problem Solvers. Leave a comment on this guest post by Nathaniel Greene to become eligible to win one of twenty complimentary copies… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Leading

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6 Tips to Use Graphics or Images You Find Online

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The Three Rules of Intelligent Restraint

Lead Change Blog

In endurance training, you can apply simple rules of restraint to ramp up and ramp down your training program ahead of a race. These rules of thumb help you make important trade-offs between exertion and recovery.

First Look: Leadership Books for April 2017

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in April. Good People : The Only Leadership Decision That Really Matters by Anthony Tjan. Hacking Growth : How Today's Fastest-Growing Companies Drive Breakout Success by Sean Ellis and Morgan Brown. Conflict without Casualties : A Field Guide for Leading with Compassionate Accountability by Nate Regier. Option B : Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy by Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant.

How Dreamers Drive Doers to Distraction and Beyond

Leadership Freak

Organizations need more doers than dreamers. A team of dreamers will start a thousand things and finish none. Yes, that’s an exaggeration. Everything in this post is a bit exaggerated.) Dreamers start… Continue reading → Leading

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5 Reasons Your Business Needs a Blog (Even if You’re Too Busy)

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What To Do When You Don’t Have Words to Say

Ron Edmondson

Helping People Grieve. I have done a few too many funerals for children when the parents are still living. Every funeral is difficult, but these are some of the hardest. One teenager comes to mind. I went to school with his mother and his father is a dear, personal friend.

Care About The Why

Joseph Lalonde

You’ll find many businesses care about the bottom line. The almighty dollar. That’s what too many places care about. They forget about the most important thing to care about: The WHY. What’s So Special About The Why?

One Secret to Innovation, Collaboration, and Engagement

Leadership Freak

“Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion ….” Albert Einstein 3 advantages of compassion*: Innovation. Compassion enables learning by fostering psychological safety. Collaboration. Compassion increases people’s… Continue reading → Author Leading Personal Growth Servant-leadership Book Notes Leadership Development

5 Unexpected Job Interview Tips that Work

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Highlighting Our April 2017 Sponsor: Eat That Frog!

Lead Change Blog

The Lead Change Group is pleased to have Eat That Frog! from BK Publishing , a best-seller by Brian Tracy, as our April 2017 sponsor.

How to stop waltzing around a real issue

Aspire-CS

You’ve sensed that you need something more or different from someone important to you in the organization in order for you to perform at your best. You’ve been elusive about the issue, telling them what you need indirectly hoping they’ll “get it”.

The Digital Entrepreneur’s New Business Checklist

Strategy Driven

In today’s fierce business climate, new entrepreneurs are far more likely to target online audiences instead of offline ones. Running a company in the digital arena can reduce overheads while the potential for profit is far greater also.