2017

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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.

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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.

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3 Leadership Behaviors that Drive Loyalty & Engagement

Nothing motivates employees more than a great boss. Learn how to be one. Download your guide today!

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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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Five Communication Hurdles to Leadership Effectiveness and Influence

Career Advancement

“Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” Warren Bennis~. Client Ethan asked: A lot of misunderstandings and hurt feelings are cropping up in my organization. Crucial information often doesn’t get shared; people often feel their voices aren’t heard. As an aspiring leader , I know I need to find ways to fix the situation. What should I do? Coach Joel answers: Ethan, these issues all come down to improving your communication skills.

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Do You Have The Courage To Change How You Lead?

Tanveer Naseer

If there’s one constant to doing business in today’s global environment, it’s that things inevitably change. Of course, when it comes to change in today’s organizations, more often than not it’s sorted into one of two boxes – change that drives our efforts towards innovation, or change that we have to manage in response to fluid conditions in our market space.

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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

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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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2023 Biweekly, Monthly & Semi-Monthly Payroll Calendar Templates

"When is payday?" It's a question every payroll manager or business owner has been asked at some point in their career. We can help with that. We have helpful resources like these payroll calendar templates so you can prepare for payday. Download yours today!

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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

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The Leadership Wisdom of Kung Fu

N2Growth Blog

You may not remember the hit TV series from the 70s that traced the adventures of a Shaolin Monk, Kwai Chang Caine (played by the late David Carradine) as he wanders the American West armed only with his spiritual training and skill in Kung Fu. But, if you were a young boy back then, as I was, there was really nothing better on TV! The showed aired on ABC from 1972 through 1975.

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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.” ” .

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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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7 Ways to Supercharge Your ABM Strategy with Real-Time Intent

Streaming real-time intent is a homerun for marketing and sales’ account-based marketing (ABM) strategies. With real-time buyer insights, you can be first-in-line to provide solutions and lead better, hyper-personalized conversations.

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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.

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5 Ways to Heat Up Your Motivation.

Rich Gee Group

This time of the year, most businesses tend to power down a bit (not all mind you) and it give us time to plan for 2018. Unfortunately, many of us also power down and procrastinate until we’re in the middle of January. Our motivation for growth dissipates. Instead of cooling down, I want you to heat up your motivation for your business and show your clients/customers what you really can do for them. Talk To Your Best Clients/Customers.

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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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Digitizing Logistics: Harness the Power of Data in 4 Steps

Entering a new demand gen position in a volatile market is nerve-wracking. In demand generation, data is essential for knowing who you should target and how. In this eBook, you’ll learn how to identify and target your ideal prospects using different types of data.

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4 Critical Leadership Traits That Drive Success And Growth

Tanveer Naseer

This past summer, my daughter Malaika worked at her first summer job, which also happened to be her first time in a true leadership role. As one of two co-ordinators of her high school’s orientation camp, she was not only responsible for managing the various activities to help new students become more familiar with the school, but she was also in charge of overseeing the 24 camp mentors who were there to support the new students.

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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

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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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Four Powerful Ways to Get Helpful Feedback From Your Peers

Let's Grow Leaders

I’m sure you ask your boss for feedback. And, I imagine you’re checking in with your direct reports regularly on how you’re doing. If you’re like many managers we work with, you may be less inclined to ask your peers for their […]. Career & Learning Results & Execution Winning Well 360 feedback peer feedback

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Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template

When it comes to benefits, communication is critical. To help you easily explain your offerings at open enrollment, Paycor created an open enrollment sample letter (and a few tips). Download this free Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template today.

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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.

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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.

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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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The Best Leadership Books of 2017

Leading Blog

Humility Is the New Smart : Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age by Edward D. Hess and Katherine Ludwig Smart technologies will become ubiquitous, invading and changing many aspects of our professional and personal lives and in many ways challenging our fundamental beliefs about success, opportunity, and the American Dream. New skills will be needed. Uniquely human skills.

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10 Ways to Keep Your Hourly Employees

Getting and keeping hourly workers is no longer as simple as offering them more cash. Employees have options. But this guide from Paycor will help you put your best foot forward to recruit, retain, and develop hourly workers so you can remain competitive.

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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.

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Top 5 Ways Business Owners Underperform.

Rich Gee Group

All business owners underperform to one degree or another. The question — Is your underperformance is affecting your business success to a great or minimal degree? Are your ‘bad’ behaviors making you miss out on a few percentage points per year or 10-20-40% per year? Or in another way — a few hundred dollars or a few hundred thousand dollars? When I start with a business owner, I usually diagnose one or more of these mistakes: 1. They don’t have a 2017 business plan.

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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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5 Summer Books That Will Make You A Better Leader

Tanveer Naseer

As a leadership writer, I get asked from time to time to share a list of my favourite leadership books; books that I found to be the most informative either for those new to leadership, or for those looking for new insights on how they can build on their existing leadership skills.

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7 Ways To Avoid Today's HR Compliance Risks

With remote work on the rise, salary history bans in effect, and Fair Workweek laws passed, HR compliance has become more challenging. Discover the 7 most prominent HR compliance hurdles of today, and learn how to avoid them detailed in Paycor’s recent guide!