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.

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.

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

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.

How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

Top 10 Clear Signs It’s Time To Quit Your Job.

Rich Gee Group

I answered this question on the website Quora a few weeks ago. Here’s my Top 10 (in no real order of importance) list why you should probably quit your current position and move on: You start looking forward to the weekend on Wednesday (or even worse, Monday).

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The Habits Of Successful People VS Unsuccessful People (Infographic)

Joseph Lalonde

T here’s a marked difference between the habits of successful people versus the habits of unsuccessful people. Studies have been carried out by many different researchers over the years and the results have been astounding.

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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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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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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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5 Step Guide to Personal Development Plans

Great HR leaders are continually looking for new ways to develop their people and build companies that people want to work for. A well-considered Personal Development Plan (PDP) is one huge part of that. Download Paycor's guide today, and learn new tips and best practices to help create effective development plans for your people.

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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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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Get Off The Strategy Merry-Go-Round

N2Growth Blog

By Mark Hefner. Global Practice Chair, Strategy N2Growth. Most organizations, and even most strategy consultants, are using strategic planning frameworks built for business models that were designed during the industrial age. These methods are antiquated in both efficiency and effectiveness.

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.

Why We Work — A Labor Day Message.

Rich Gee Group

What is Labor Day? On Wikipedia, it’s a day to honor the contributions we’ve made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. So let’s do that. Every Labor Day, I take time out to review where I am in my career and all the reasons why I work. Why do I do this?

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The Importance Of Emotional Intelligence In Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

I n order to lead, one must first look within. Good leaders can be defined by their emotional intelligence , which according to Psychology Today, requires an individual to manage both their own emotions and the emotions of his or her team. It might sound easy, but it’s not.

If Your Business isn’t Agile, You Won’t Have a Future. It’s That Simple

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Linda Holbeche : The rulebooks of business are being rewritten. So rapid is the pace of new developments, and so diverse the forms of competition, that many large corporations struggle to be agile enough to compete.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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 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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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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How Many of Your Organization’s Strategic Initiatives Succeed?

N2Growth Blog

My guess is that your answer is less than half or at least “not enough of them.”. Delivering on strategic initiatives on time, every time, is the hallmark of organizations that are best in the world at executing strategy, and they’re rewarded with a premium put on the value of their company. Organizations that can’t deliver on their strategic initiatives fail at executing their strategy, and organizations that fail at executing strategy will not survive. It is just that simple.

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.

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.

Why A Leader Must Lead Himself First

Joseph Lalonde

C ulture tells us that one does not need to lead himself before he can lead others. Image by Zach Dischner. There’s a lot of reasons behind this belief.

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Five Degrees of Workplace Culture

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds: How healthy is your workplace culture? Is yours a safe, inspiring, productive culture or far from it? I recently spoke to leaders in two different organizations about the difficult dynamics in their work environment.

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.

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.