Are you letting conflicts fester?


In July of 2006, ELSolutions referenced a Cornell University study, as reported in FSB (Fortune Small Business) Magazine, suggesting that a key deterrent to organizational performance is “Letting Conflicts Fester

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8 Traits of Ineffective Leaders | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth I'm often asked if there is a simple test that can be used to quickly determine an executive's

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Why Your Business Should Consider Reverse Mentorship | American Express OPEN Forum [del.icio.us]

Weekly Leader

Alexa Scordato recommends flipping mentorship. leadership mentors GenY training

What CEOs Can Learn From the Goddess of Vision

C-Level Strategies

I recently attended a conference at which a number of CEOs and marketing executives were present. One morning when at a breakfast table with seven others the discussion turned, as it often does, to how we could be of help to each other

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Five Reasons Why Every Leader is a Salesperson

Kevin Eikenberry

What images, thoughts and feelings come to mind when you think of or hear the word “salesperson”? Stereotypical, slick-talking, used car sales people Well-spoken financial manager The guy everyone loves who sells his wares on the golf

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4 Secrets For A Strong Mind « Linked 2 Leadership

Linked 2 Leadership

Mental toughness is an important characteristic in our heroes. The reality is, you and I must also be strong-minded if we are to overcome the obstacles we meet every day. Jim Rockford was a hero who pushed the limits

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Fundamental Management is Fundamental Psychology

Tony Mayo

People have three basic wants that make them susceptible to social influence. First, people have a hedonic motive, or a desire to experience pleasure and avoid pain. Second, people have an approval motive, or a desire to be accepted and

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Strategic Diversification - success depends on execution !

Sidd Gavirneni

The classic lesson in most MBA programs is that diversifying into unknown territories - whether it be a new venture, a new product line, or a new market - will decrease shareholder value. I do not completely agree

The Importance of Trust

Leading Strategies

With your indulgence, here is an excerpt on trust from a book I wrote two years ago. The root of all effective human relationships is trust. All relationships have trust in some form or another or else the bond will not last

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Shut-up & Listen | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth Great leaders are great listeners, and therefore my message today is a simple one.talk less and listen

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Leadership Lessons from Yoga - Next Level Blog

Next Level Blog

If you'd wandered into one of my group coaching sessions after lunch yesterday, you would have seen 16 people stretching their hands toward the ceiling, taking three deep breaths in and out through their noses and bending from their

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You're Just Not That Into Me (the introvert's guide to attending a.

C-Level Strategies

Mack Collier wrote an exceptional post last week called, The Introvert's Guide to Speaking. As both a speaker and an introvert myself, I found the post very

Goal Setting vs. Goal Sitting

Chris Brady

IMG_1909 It's that time of year again. People rush to join health clubs, open savings accounts, buy Nicotine gum, and a whole host of activities intended to improve themselves, break the habit, turn the corner, clear the hurdles

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Task-Oriented vs People-Oriented: A Common Source of Conflict.

The Recovering Engineer

The difference between task-oriented people and people-oriented people can often be the source of conflicts

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7 Ways To Lead Without Uttering A Single Word

Terry Starbucker

There is much written about the words leaders need to use, both in speech and on paper, to be effective. Words are certainly important, but there are are other, more subtle messages that leaders send every day through their actions (or

Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog: Multipliers: How the Best Leaders.

Leading Blog

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StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 51 – An Interview with.

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven Podcasts focus on the tools and techniques executives and managers can use to improve their organization's alignment and accountability to ultimately achieve superior results. These podcasts elaborate on the best practice

How to say, “No”

Tony Mayo

You have probably heard the old adage, “If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.” Though often attributed to the very busy Lucille Ball, the insight may be as old as civilization. People who know how to get things done

"The Most Powerful Idea in the World" - Intellectual Property Rights

Sidd Gavirneni

This blog is a result of the "Daily Show with Jon Stewart". I was having a hearty laugh through the show until the guest "William Rosen" showed up. He is the author of the book "The Most Powerful Idea in the World

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Ten Decisions Leaders Make Everyday

Kevin Eikenberry

In the course of your day as a leader you are faced with many decisions. Some come in emails, some in inquiries, and some in meetings. Some you have time to consider, for some you will rely on input from others, and others you must make

Intellect…an Asset or Liability? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth My question is this: Is your intellect an asset or liability? All one has to do is watch a very bright person

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Servant Leadership Manifesto

Modern Servant Leader

What I Learned About Networking When I Asked a Stranger for a Kidney

C-Level Strategies

It was June of 2006. I was on home-based dialysis because both of my kidneys had stopped working the previous summer. Every night at around 9:00 pm I would head to my bedroom for the night, hook myself up to a dialysis machine via a

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Introducing Our New Team Excellence Assessment


How does your team stack up to a world-class heart transplant team? How about a business team noted for breakthrough innovation? How does your team compare to a national champion football team? Or a women's championship lacrosse team

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Don't Use an Illness Description for a Normal Behavior | Guy.

The Recovering Engineer

Last week, I saw a report on television about the number of children that have likely been misdiagnosed as ADD/ADHD. As I watched the television piece, I was reminded of a common problem I see when people start to apply the DISC model

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Feedback: The Whole Truth (Almost)


Most good leaders appreciate feedback. They want to know how they are doing in the eyes of their stakeholders, and appreciate honest suggestions on what and how they can improve. Many believe that when they request feedback from their

Why Networking Is Dead — Part One.

Rich Gee Group

Look, everybody does it. It's the hard and fast rule of business — to succeed in the marketplace, you need to get out there and shake some hands. Motivate the masses. Network with the crowds. Well, I say that's wrong

Victim or Victor?

Chris Brady

IMG_8171 There is an occupation that is experiencing significant growth. It has low entry requirements and can be had by literally anyone. Hordes are stampeding in that direction with noses acutely tuned to the smell of the gravy train

What Trust Is

Tony Mayo

Trust is increasingly recognized as an essential element of successful personal relationships, effective teamwork, and large-scale commercial relationships. The amount citizens of one country trust the residents of another has even been

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The 7 Habits of Highly-Performing CIOs

Leading Blog

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Five Reasons Stories are a Powerful Communication Tool

Kevin Eikenberry

We all grow up with stories. Stories of our family, stories from our friends and stories we read. There are stories we hear at school, at work, on television and in the movies. Stories are everywhere

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Facing Challenges | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

By Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth This time of year always affords a great opportunity to plan for the challenges that are sure to present

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I vs. We for Leaders

Modern Servant Leader


How Vision Drives $Millions: A Real-World Example | C-Level.

C-Level Strategies

An example of how a team vision translated into millions of dollars for one company