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How to Build a Team of Inspired Followers

Let's Grow Leaders

Early in my career, I had a GREAT boss, Gary, who had hand-selected and developed a team of rock star leaders. It’s arguably the best corporate team I’ve ever worked on. I’m not sure how he pulled this off, but nearly every […]. Winning Well being a great follower followers key skills for followers

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Your Passion is Your Greatest Asset, Learn How to Harness It

Lead on Purpose

Your passion is your greatest asset, learn how to share it Continue reading → Knowledge Purpose ambitions courage creativity entrepreneur experience grit passion

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Leadership is Representation

General Leadership

If you can’t be a good example, you’ll just have to be a horrible warning. Anonymous. How important is it to represent the organization properly? This question has come to mind in rapid-fire succession these past few weeks as we witness people doing exactly the wrong things while representing their organizations on a daily or weekly basis. I was raised in a family that taught me to always do the right thing because others were watching and you did not want to tarnish the family name.

10 Signs Your Leadership Strategy Doesn’t Work

Lead Change Blog

In any professional environment, management is composed of a leader and a group of colleagues working collaboratively. Together, they work towards their team’s goals. Ideally, the team should meet their targets and perform well under an effective management. But what if things don’t pan out as expected? Outputs are consistently below targets and accomplishments are little to none. Even enthusiasm at work wanes because of the situation. In short, your team is performing poorly.

HR in 2023: Survey Insights and Predictions

Nearly 6,000 people weighed in on the future of HR. Here’s what they said….

Humility is the New Smart: Are You Ready?

Leading Blog

S MART used to be a quantity game. “I I know more than you. I get more things right.” But Ed Hess and Katherine Ludwig say that in the new Smart Machine Age, that’s losing game. The new smart is about quality. Specifically, the quality of your thinking, your listening, and your relating and collaborative skills. Are you ready? The Smart Machine Age (SMA) will revolutionize how most of us live and work.

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18 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Hidden Figures

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Hidden Figures is Disney’s latest release telling the story of a team of African-American women who helped NASA send astronaut John Glenn into outer space and return safely. The movie Hidden Figures shares their struggles as Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer), Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe), and Katherine (Goble) Johnson (Taraji P. Henson) crossed gender, racial, and societal lines in a time where African-American women were considered second class citizens.

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You Aren’t Fit to Lead if Your Greatest Strength is Seeing Weakness

Leadership Freak

You aren’t fit to lead if your greatest strength is seeing weakness. Smart talented leaders find it easy to point out inadequacies, describe what’s wrong, and explain disagreements. There’s no creativity in pointing… Continue reading → Courage Criticism Marks of leaders Strengths Taking others higher weaknesses Leadership Development organizational success Questions

Yes, Leaders. Behavior Matters

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton As leaders, we are expected to uphold the highest standards of ethical behavior, and that includes interpersonal behavior (HOW we get the results we get, and how our behavior impact others). This week I'm sharing a review of behaviors that are a "NO GO" for ethical leaders. Click on each link to learn about why the behavior is outside the bounds of ethical leadership.

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9 Strategies Of Uncommon Wisdom For Fuelling Top Performance

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Larry Sternberg. Fuelling top performance is the goal for most leaders and managers. The best managers know their people are the key to achieving top performance on every metric of success they track. As a leader or manager, how can you make the biggest difference through leveraging the talents and efforts of the people on your team? This handful of specific strategies can help. Accept People As They Are Your job as a manager is not to change people.

The neuroscience of asking insightful questions

Aspire-CS

I teach coaching skills to leaders. When I get to the section on how to ask questions (an important part of learning to coach) I might ask a trick question to start off: “How many of you are good at solving problems?”. Without fail, almost all hands shoot enthusiastically into the air. There’s nothing wrong with being good at problem solving. Except when it gets in the way of preventing the people you lead to learn and develop.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

5 Ways to Differentiate Your Performance in the New Year

Let's Grow Leaders

“But I exceeded all my objectives. Why am I not rating ‘leading?’ ’ ” It’s a frustrating conversation no matter which side of the desk you’re on. The truth is, in most companies, meeting or exceeding your objectives is not enough to stand […]. Career & Learning Results & Execution Winning Well business results career development

How to Determine If the Balls You’re Juggling Are Rubber or Glass

Next Level Blog

In my work as a coach and speaker to corporate leaders, I hear a lot of stories about how many balls people are trying to juggle at once. There are at least three big factors driving these stories. First, most leaders in most organizations are expected to continuously do more with less. Second is the ability to do practically anything from your smartphone that you could do at your desk.

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Happy Thanksgiving from GeneralLeadership.com

General Leadership

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” ” Meister Eckhart. In 1863, in the midst of a Civil War that had been raging for more than two years and shortly following the Union victories at Vicksburg and Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln issued a proclamation to Americans: “Set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a day of thanksgiving.” ” .

The Best Leaders Use These 3 Hard Words

Lead Change Blog

I see it with my clients. I see it with my colleagues. I see it in myself. It’s damn hard to admit when we don’t know something. Somewhere along the line, we came to believe that being a leader meant being sure. Knowing the answers. Having the best and rightest solution to every problem. It’s not true. The strongest leaders I see are the ones who admit what they don’t know and what they’re not sure of, and who reach out to others for opinions, advice, and perspective.

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The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

Lifestorming: Creating the Life You Want

Leading Blog

T WO OF THE TOP top coaches of our time, Alan Weiss and Marshall Goldsmith, have come together to write a book about how to grow into possibility—your unique possibility. Lifestorming: Creating Meaning and Achievement in Your Career and Life presents life as a journey without a “there.” An evolutionary journey through life. The goal for each of us is to take on life and enjoy it immensely by developing the required character and engaging in it enormously.

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22 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman Movie

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Recent DC movies have fallen flat. Both Batman Versus Superman and Suicide Squad failed to receive praise from critics and viewing audiences alike (though I thought Suicide Squad was an enjoyable movie). June 2nd saw the release of the new Gal Gadot Wonder Woman movie. I wasn’t expecting much from this DC movie but I wanted to watch it as the movie ties in with the upcoming Justice League movie. Gal Gadot’s portrayal of Wonder Woman surprised me.

The 6 Biggest Reasons Why Unhappy Employees Quit Their New Jobs

Career Advancement

“Employees who believe that management is concerned about them as a whole person – not just an employee – are more productive, more satisfied, more fulfilled. Satisfied employees mean satisfied. customers, which leads to profitability.” Anne M. Mulcahy, former CEO of Xerox~. Client Theresa asks: Over the past year, two great employees on my team quit their new job. I was floored. I didn’t see any signs that they were unhappy. We lost a huge amount of talent, and it set us back substantially.

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You Aren’t Fit to Lead if Your Greatest Strength is Seeing Weakness

Leadership Freak

You aren’t fit to lead if your greatest strength is seeing weakness. Smart talented leaders find it easy to point out inadequacies, describe what’s wrong, and explain disagreements. There’s no creativity in pointing… Continue reading → Courage Criticism Marks of leaders Strengths Taking others higher weaknesses Leadership Development organizational success Questions

How to Write OKRs: 45 Effective Examples

Many companies are embracing objectives and key results (OKRs) as the best practice for committing to goals and following through. Objectives are outcomes that reflect current company priorities. Each employee should write OKRs that roll up to larger company goals.

Ethical Leaders Take Time To Think

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton What sets ethical leaders apart from other leaders? They take the time to THINK before making decisions. And that's not all they do that sets them apart. Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking avoiding ethical messes developing ethical leaders ethical awareness ethical context ethical thinking

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How Failure Taught Me To Become A Better Listener

Tanveer Naseer

In my work with various leaders, one of the strategies I often share is employing the art of asking questions. While asking questions can help a leader gain a better understanding of current conditions both within and outside their organization, it can also prove to be a helpful tool in gaining insight from one’s own experiences.

Become a generative listener

Aspire-CS

There is a kind of non-listening that goes on in our society and organizations that is distracted and disjointed, and often marked by interruptions. This non-listening doesn’t focus on the person speaking. Rather, the listeners try their hardest to get their ideas into the conversation. If you’ve experienced this, you know how frustrated you can be both as someone trying to be heard, as well as the listener who is trying to stay focused. Many of us don’t know how to listen, or don’t care.

Eight Techniques to Help Your Middle Managers Cultivate Their “Sweet Spot” in Your Organization

Let's Grow Leaders

On paper, your middle managers are in your organization’s sweet spot. They’re the conduits between your strategic vision and the teams who implement that vision. In reality, however, your middle managers are in a tough place. They’re under increasing pressure–from above to […]. Winning Well how to development middle managers leadership middle managers

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

New Leader Checklist: 4 Questions to Ask if You Want to Lead Effectively

RapidStart Leadership

Whether it’s your first leadership position or your fifty-first, taking over can be a challenging business. One key to success? Don’t start out by answering questions; start by asking them. Today we’ll talk about four new leader questions you should ask, and how to get the answers so that you can lead confidently and effectively. . Have You Heard This One? A company, feeling it was time for a shake-up, hires a new CEO. This new boss is determined to rid the company of all slackers.

Dreams Can Change the World

General Leadership

GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Few people–even the greatest among us–start out with the intention of changing the world with their ideas.

5 Steps To Having Courageous Conversations

Lead Change Blog

According to the 2015 Employee Trends Report by Quantum Workplace, one of the biggest areas of concern for team members is that there is often not open and honest communication with managers. So why is this? Why does miscommunication pervade at least 50% of business conversations? Is technology to blame or are there some other dynamics at work. In my experience, yes technology does have a part to play.

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Asking the Right Questions Often Leads to the Best Answer

Leading Blog

B EING A LEADER often means making far-reaching decisions that require major investments of time, resources, and energy. Complete certainty is seldom possible. Competing agendas often complicate the process. The future is never something you can take for granted. So you need to be as dispassionate as possible in how you examine opportunities and vulnerabilities.

12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

15 Leadership Quotes From Star Wars For Star Wars Day

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Star Wars Day is approaching at lightspeed. On May 4th, Star Wars fans will celebrate Star Wars Day. The holiday originated as a pun on May The Force Be With You and falls on May 4th because May the 4th and May The Force sound similar. As such, I thought the upcoming Star Wars Day would be a great time to share these inspiring leadership quotes from Star Wars. Throughout the Star Wars universe, there have been amazing quotes that can be applied to leadership.

Six Smart Strategies for Communicating with High-Level Executives

Career Advancement

“The art of communication is the language of leadership.” ” ~James Humes~. Mei had just scheduled a one-on-one meeting with an upper-level executive in her company. She didn’t get much face time with high-level executives, so when communicating with them, she knew she had to make it count. She understood that talking with senior executives was a great strategy for boosting her visibility at work. She immediately called her mentor and asked for advice.

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How to Transform Meetings That Suck the Life Out of You

Leadership Freak

When was the last time you left a meeting ready to charge hell with a squirt gun? Lousy meetings are problem-solving activities with the wrong people in the room. The… Continue reading → Meetings and agendas Meetings

Ethical Leadership is About Service, Not Privilege

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton I was noticing how many drivers seem to be in a hurry, and I realized that some people are rushing so quickly that they don't stop to consider their impact on others (on the road or elsewhere). They just want to get wherever they're going as quickly as possible. Some (who aspire to be) leaders act this way, too.

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The Power of Conversation Intelligence

This eBook will answer all your questions and more on Conversation Intelligence (CI) by providing a complete overview and its need in Revenue organizations - delivering impact from your Sales Development Representatives all the way to the C-Suite.