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10 Questions to Ask Your Employees Every Quarter

Leading Blog

M OST LEADERS (the less than great ones) can become afraid of learning their employees’ true feelings towards the company and its overall structure. In turn, they shy away from even initiating such conversations and asking the important questions.

Are You Helping Employees Find Purpose In What They Do?

Tanveer Naseer

As the clock starts to wind down on 2017, I’ve been spending some time reflecting on some of the recurring themes and ideas I’ve written and spoken about over the past 12 months.

5 Traits of the Aware Leader

Ron Edmondson

The longer I’m in leadership, the more I realize I don’t always fully know the real health of my team or organization at any given time – at least as much as others do.

How to Stop People Pleasing and Fall in Love With Your Job Again

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Guest post by Scott Mautz Emily Colburn, a 36 year-old marketing director in a mid-sized consumer goods company on the West Coast, was squarely planted among the nearly 70% of us that research indicates have “lost that lovin’ feeling” at work.

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Compliance or Commitment, Which Do You Want?

Kevin Eikenberry

Most of the talk about leadership style is futile without first understanding the answer to this question. Most leadership development is hollow until those learning are clear on their answer to this question.

4 Easy Steps to Make Tough Decisions in the Workplace

Women on Business

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10 Warnings for Those Who Seek to be Senior Leaders

Ron Edmondson

I have a few warnings for those who want to be a senior leader. I should probably first say, should you choose to do so, I’ll be one of your cheerleaders. I’ve been in a senior leadership position most of my career. Some days – many days – I would rather someone else had the role.

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12 Lessons for Entrepreneurs from Richard Branson

Leading Blog

R ICHARD BRANSON titled his autobiography Finding My Virginity because “You can only lose your virginity once. But in every aspect of my life—building businesses, raising a family, embarking upon adventures—I try to do things for the first time every day.”

The Lesson of Culture

Chris Brady

The following excerpt was taking from Chris Brady's critically acclaimed book, Leadership Lessons from the Age of Fighting Sail. Few things give leaders more leverage and cause more impact than. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

The Fine Print in Christian Leadership

Ron Edmondson

The secret things belong to the Lord our God… ” Deuteronomy 29:29. I’ll never forget the first time I read this verse. I was reading through the Bible in a year.

5 Things To Do When You’re In A Funk

Joseph Lalonde

How To Get Out Of A Funk And Back To Yourself Is there anything worse than being in a funk? Being down and out is no fun. Not only does being in a funk impact the way you feel, being in a funk impacts those around you as well.

The Stand-Up Strategists

Leading Blog

H OW FREQUENTLY do you think your employees laugh at work? In contrast, how often do you estimate that they feel bored or uninspired?

Secret Sauce Sunday: One Secret From Five World Class Leaders

Leadership Freak

Most words that enter your ears have little impact on your life. But I’m still inspired by words I heard six years ago. It was 2011. Five leaders: Jay Elliot, former Sr. … Continue reading → Humility Leadership Development

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2018 Success Depends on You asking the Right Questions

N2Growth Blog

As a team leader, it may be uncomfortable for you to ask the right questions. After all, the people you lead expect you to have answers. While it may give you pause to develop a list of questions for 2018 success, a Harvard Business School Study indicates it is a really good idea.

Developing Great Leaders: The Human Workplace Perspective

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Andy Swann: To develop great leaders, we need to develop everyone. In the modern world of work, being a leader doesn’t require a job title, it’s something any or all of us can take responsibility for. Sure, some of us agree to be tasked with it, but that doesn’t mean those are the limits of leadership in any given organization.

Self-coaching methods to improve your leadership

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by John Packham The debate is still out about whether leaders are born or made, but if you are looking to up your leadership game this year, you’ll want to do what all great leaders do: practice self-coaching. … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building decisions gratitude productivity self-coaching success

How to Keep Going When Hope Turns to Disappointment

Leadership Freak

Throwing in the towel feels like relief when hope turns to disappointment. Sometimes the voice in your head says, “It’s not worth it.” Disappointment: Meaningful achievement includes disappointment. Hard-fought battles taste sweet but include frustrations, setbacks, and disenchantment. People disappoint. Good people leave. Bad people stay. Results disappoint. You pour in more than you get … … Continue reading → Leading

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Ever Wonder What Your Customers Wish You Knew?

Strategy Driven

It’d be great if we could read minds but, unfortunately, that just isn’t possible. But whose mind would you read first if you had the chance? Hopefully, you’d jump at the chance to be able to read your customers’ minds.

Business Planning is a Business

Women on Business

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How to Stay Optimistic: 3 Questions to Ask Before You Give Up

RapidStart Leadership

How can you stay optimistic in the face of failure? Failure is a natural part of doing business, of being human, and of attempting to do things you haven’t done before. And when we fail, there’s a natural tendency to want to give up. It’s hard to stay optimistic.

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Stop Domesticating Remarkable People

Leadership Freak

People in the middle are forgettable. Obsessed people are remarkable. Danger: Average leaders want everyone else to be average. Leaders face the danger of domesticating remarkable people. In the process, remarkable people become… Continue reading → Marks of leaders Passion Personal Growth Strengths Success Taking others higher Leadership Development organizational success

The Benefits Of Mobile Apps For Your Brand

Strategy Driven

Lots of the most successful companies have mobile apps for their customers and clients at the moment. However, many small business owners are yet to take the step. With that in mind, this post will highlight some of the benefits of releasing a mobile app for your business.

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The recipe for great leadership

Aspire-CS

I’m a pretty decent cook who loves to try new and sometimes unusual recipes. I always follow the step by step instructions – at least the first time I try a recipe. After that, I can improvise to make a dish that is my own.

Six Reasons Even the Best Project Managers Fail

Let's Grow Leaders

The project is mission critical, and complicated with lots of moving parts across departments. You’ve assigned your rock star, PMI certified project manager to shepherd the process and the project is way behind schedule.

Solution Saturday: Three Types of People Who Always Get Stuck

Leadership Freak

There are three types of people who want solutions but don’t find them, even though answers knock at the door. Finding a solution starts with who you are. 3 types of people who… Continue reading → Personal Growth Solution Saturday Solutions Success Growth Leadership Development organizational success

6 Tips to Protect Your Business from Identity Theft

Strategy Driven

Identity theft is becoming an increasing concern for people, with major data breaches becoming a normal part of our daily news cycle. In fact, it is safe to say that your information is probably somewhere out in the void, just waiting for somebody to pick it up and start using it.

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The 5 Most Effective Tactics for Building Cross-Functional Teams

Career Advancement

“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” Andrew Carnegie~.

Learning From History

Kevin Eikenberry

We’ve all said that we can learn from history. Whether you are talking about your personal history,or the history of a company or of nations, the reason we say it, is because it is true.

How to Wake From Sleepwalking and Find Vitality Again

Leadership Freak

Old sneakers feel like home. Rituals are an oasis in turbulence. Rituals are stability. But rituals enable you to sleepwalk into the desert. What worked in the past is perilous now. The danger… Continue reading → Change Leading Personal Growth Success Taking others higher Growth

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5 Marketing Tactics to Reach Your Demographic

Strategy Driven

It is important for businesses to promote the right message to the right customer. Yet, choosing the right marketing channels can often be complex, especially when attempting to promote your brand to a specific audience.

Tips for Choosing the Overall Best Mortgage Lender

Women on Business

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Business is a Laughing Matter

Lead Change Blog

There’s a restaurant in my neighborhood with this sign: “Good food takes time to prepare. Yours will be ready in a minute.” The restaurant is always packed. That sign- a form of self-deprecating humor—is a small but powerful example of what consumers and employees want: humor.

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How Falling Short Leads to Catastrophe or Victory

Leadership Freak

Everyone who reaches high falls short. There is no progress apart from falling short. Progress is falling short a little less each time. Falling short – small failure – is easy to hide from… Continue reading → Leading

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Smart Strategies for a More Effective Business

Strategy Driven

Running a business is a difficult thing to do. It is even more difficult to do when you are not running your business as effectively as it should be. When your business processes are sub-standard, it means that you are doing more work than you need to, while at the same time producing worse results.

15 Must Watch TED Talks

Joseph Lalonde

Do you ever feel like you’re stuck in a rut? How do you usually come up with creative solutions? Maybe you get outside to recharge. Maybe you take a break and breath fresh air. Or maybe, you’re unsure where to begin. Not knowing where to start is always the scariest part of just about anything.

December Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the December Leadership Development Carnival! The themes for this month are as follows… Let’s get started! Productivity. Wally Bock of Three Star Leadership provided The Big Power of Small Wins.

Art Books for the Holidays

Execupundit

Howard Lyons at Muddy Colors lists some great deals on art books. Great variety too

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