2015

Linda Freeman: Engaging, Educating, Empowering

Lead Change Blog

We are pleased to congratulate Instigator Linda Freeman on receiving the Statewide Energy Innovator Award from ReThink Energy Florida.

7 Skills for Becoming An Emotionally Intelligent Leader

General Leadership

GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “If

Vision Requires Action: 7 Tips to Move and Keep Moving

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Creating a shared vision is one of the most important roles of a leader. But vision alone is not enough. Vision requires action. Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. Japanese proverb. First: Do a “Vision Check” to make sure you really have a shared vision.

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A Framework of Organizational Tensions

Leading Blog

T ENSIONS are objectives that seem to be in conflict. They are values that seem to be in opposition. We often treat them as either/or choices when they should be treated as both/and dynamics. Each value or characteristic supports and even makes possible the competing value.

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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.

If Every Leader Cared

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton I wonder what our workplaces would be like if every leader cared. Most leaders care about their own well-being. But what if every leader cared about others? How would things be different?

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The Critical First Step For Great Leadership: The Journey From “I” to “We”

Terry Starbucker

There comes a time in a more human leadership journey where something radically changes. The focus of our effort makes a major progression forward that, once accomplished, propels us to greatness.

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What Leaders Can Learn From Charlie Brown

Kevin Eikenberry

Charlie Brown. He is one of the best-known fictional characters of the last 75 years (though he first appeared in a different strip earlier, the first Peanuts Strip was published October 2, 1950).

How Successful Leaders Use Culture To Influence Behaviour

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by James O’Toole. Increasingly, business consultants, scholars, and executives are coming to the conclusion that culture is the prime driver of organizational performance.

Mindful Mondays: Pope Francis’ Nine Rules for Happy Living

Next Level Blog

In case you haven’t been paying attention, it turns out that Pope Francis is one of the most popular people in the world. A recent Pew Research Center survey found that he has a 90% favorability rating among U.S. Catholics and a 70% favorability rating among all Americans.

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Write Your Leadership Legacy in 6 Words

N2Growth Blog

By Grant Wattie. President, N2Growth Australia. While having lunch with a number of writers, Ernest Hemingway claimed he could write a short story that was only six words long.

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.

Saying “Please” and “Thank You” Boosts Everyone’s Well Being

Lead Change Blog

Yesterday I went to our local UPS Store to drop off a number of packages. My hands were full. I was doing the classic “chin press” to keep the tall stack intact as I walked towards the door. As I got closer, I realized I had too few hands available to open the door on my own.

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Language as a Leadership Tool?

General Leadership

GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “ Man acts as though he were the shaper and master of language, while in fact language remains the master of man.” ” Martin Heidegger.

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The 10 WORST Popular Leadership Quotes

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Leadership quotes inspire and guide us. Some become part of our mainstream language. They become instilled in our culture, and we accept them as a true reflection of the ideal. We use them when teaching others about leadership, and we aspire to live these ideals.

What Gear Are You In Right Now?

Leading Blog

“Wherever you are, be all there!” Jim Elliot’s advice offers a difficult challenge. You’re here but your mind is somewhere else” is a common refrain.

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.

The Promise of Leadership: Clear the High Bar of Expectation

Lead Change Blog

Mastering Leadership, by Bob Anderson and Bill Adams, will be released on November 30, 2015. We are pleased to share an excerpt with you today! When we step into positions of leadership, we make a set of promises in the form of expectations.

The 5 Best Pieces Of Advice Any New Leader Will Ever Get

Terry Starbucker

Jack Kent Cooke, my boss back in 1987, when I had my first leadership job. “Terry, my boy… ” When I heard those words from Jack Kent Cooke back in 1987, I knew he was about to teach me something.

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How Leaders can Identify and Establish Core Values That Connect

Michael Lee Stallard

If you asked your employees what the organization’s core values are, could they tell you? Most cannot.

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Why You Get Your Best Ideas in the Shower (and Why Matters)

Kevin Eikenberry

How many times have you gotten a flash of insight, a great idea or remembered the name of that person you couldn’t come up with, while taking a shower? I’ll bet it is more than once. In fact, one survey of highly creative people found that 19% of those people get their best ideas in […].

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.

A Lesson On Bringing Out The Best In Those You Lead

Tanveer Naseer

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been writing about the various characteristics and perspectives leaders need to have to be successful in bringing out the best in those they lead.

Mindful Mondays: How to Live a Life That’s “Beyond Happy”

Next Level Blog

Being happy is a fundamental life goal for most people. But is it possible that by setting the bar at “being happy,” that we’re aiming too low? In her new book, Beyond Happy: Women, Work, and Well-Being, Beth Cabrera makes a compelling case for striving for more.

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The Lost Art Of Inquiring & Listening

Lead Change Blog

George Bernard Shaw once said, “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” ” Therein lies the problem.

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Four Leadership Tips That Will Make People Adore You

Lead Change Blog

In our leadership development training, we like to start out by asking people to list as many characteristics as possible about their former leaders that they both abhorred and adored.

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Memorial Day – A Pause To Remember

General Leadership

GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. On this memorial day, the curators and authors of GeneralLeadership.com pause to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. Military.

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3 Powerful Questions To Start and End Your Day

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Your questions determine the quality of your answers. A good question will get you a lot farther than a quick answer. Powerful Morning Questions. Start your day with focus and energy by taking a few moments to answer these questions. What will give me joy today?

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Collaboration Begins with You

Leading Blog

In Collaboration Begins with You , Ken Blanchard, Jane Ripley and Eunice Carew weave the tale of Dave Oakton, the head of a cross-departmental project that fails due to self-serving silos.

7 Characteristics Of A High Performing Team

Lead Change Blog

When I first started working with teams, I heard the phrase High Performing Team (HPT) used frequently. I understood that a this type of team produced consistent quality results and its members cared about each other.

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The One Thing A Great Leader Has To Give Up (After Working Hard To Get It)

Terry Starbucker

I remember the first time I got it at age 22, a mere 4 months after I graduated from college, as a staff accountant at a public accounting firm. It was given to me reluctantly, out of sheer necessity, and it terrified me. But on the other hand, it was what I wanted.

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3 Insights About Stress Every Leader Should Know

Michael Lee Stallard

Who experiences greater levels of stress: non-leaders or the boss? When I ask this question while teaching workshops on leadership, nearly all the bosses in the room respond that they are the ones under greater stress. They’re wrong.

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How Do I Communicate Better With People at a Distance?

Kevin Eikenberry

The saying goes, absence makes the heart grow fonder. While that may be true in some cases, another old saying is also true: Out of sight, out of mind. Both hold shades of truth for any of us wanting to communicate more effectively with people when we are separated by space.

Building Emotional Competencies In Our Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

The Price Leaders Pay for Silence

Lead Change Blog

But This is Their Job! Have you ever heard a supervisor say something like, “Why should I have to encourage people? This is their job isn’t it?”. Have you ever thought those words yourself?

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When Leaders Tell Stories

Lead Change Blog

Charles want a boat. Once upon a time Charles wanted to buy a boat. He approached his wife, Emma, with a list of personal expenses he was prepared to sacrifice to afford the boat. Emma took one look at his list and was not convinced. She was not on board with the boat idea.

Emotional Intelligence and Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Many will argue about the importance of Emotional Intelligence in Leadership. Some believe that a high EQ is absolutely necessary in order to be a successful leader, whereas others believe that you can be a good leader even with a low level of Emotional Intelligence.