2016

7 Qualities Of Outstanding Leaders

Lead Change Blog

Leadership is putting a face to management science. A good leader is an able manager. And an able manager is someone who can recruit, hire, train, and mentor. He or she is someone who can motivate, engage, and monitor. And he or she has the ability to envision, plan, clarify, evaluate, and revise.

4 Important Ways Leaders Earn Respect, Gracefully

Terry Starbucker

Respect is a much-talked and much-written about cornerstone of effective leadership, particularly the more human kind. Yes, leaders need to be respected because it leads to a bond of trust that enables a culture of accountability and success. But it’s not all about YOU getting respect.

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Why Expressing Gratitude Through Our Leadership Matters

Tanveer Naseer

This past weekend marked the celebration of Thanksgiving Day here in Canada, our last holiday long-weekend before the inevitable cold blast of winter arrives to blanket our country in snow and ice.

7 Reminders for Pastors and Ministry Leaders who use Social Media

Ron Edmondson

The way you use it matters. Can I be honest? I’m not always the biggest fan of social media.

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Ten daily practices that show respect to your team

Aspire-CS

Disrespect seems to be running rampant everywhere, including our workplaces. Yet when a leader shows they respect their team, the benefits become obvious: people are motivated, dedicated, loyal and the leader becomes a talent magnet – the best workers want to work for and stay with that leader.

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How to Deal with Difficult People

Chris Brady

Have you ever had to deal with a difficult person in your life? Of course you have! So, since we already know we will face difficult people, the question should really be, how do we do it? First: [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

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5 Timeless Qualities of True Leaders

QAspire

Before leadership be effective, it has to be true. And the truth of leadership is essentially human. If we have to raise the bar of leadership, we need to first cultivate truer leadership at the core.

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Leadership That Matters

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Leadership is not necessarily about getting people to follow you. In fact, the test of leadership effectiveness is what happens when you’re not there.

Trying not to Lose is Different than Trying to Win

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Michael G. Winston: Today’s winning leader is not just here to weather the storm; they are here to completely change the game.

Use Your Weakness

Joseph Lalonde

A lot of research has been done in the science of strengths and weaknesses. Most research tells us that we need to stay in our strength zones. And I’m a strong believer that we see the greatest results when we apply our strengths to what we’re doing.

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6 Qualities of Great Leaders

Lead Change Blog

What is the point of good leadership? Shouldn’t all team members be considered and treated equal? Why do people need someone to look up to at all?

Dream Adjusters: Why Company Leaders Also Have To Be Chief Calibration Officers

Terry Starbucker

When is a dream too big? When is it not big enough? When should the dream change? And who should be the one sorting it all out for an organization and/or team pushing for greatness? YOU, the leader. . There is no other person that can do it most effectively, or with the most impact.

Does Your Leadership Bring Out The Best In Those You Lead?

Tanveer Naseer

Over the past few weeks, there’s been a noticeable uptick in leadership and management articles focusing on the topic of how leaders can ensure that they are providing a ‘safe’ environment for all of their employees.

5 Qualities to Seek in the Heart of a Leader

Ron Edmondson

As evidenced from the heart of Joseph In this post I’d love to consider the heart of a leader. Someone asked me recently what I primarily look for in the hiring of a staff position. I said, without reservation, first and foremost, I look for the heart.

Do less and be more of a leader

Aspire-CS

Imagine that someone takes notice that you get things done and they see greater potential in you. They talk to you about becoming a people manager or having even greater people responsibilities if you are already a manager.

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10 Leadership Lessons From My Favorite Clint Eastwood Movie Quotes

N2Growth Blog

Regular readers of my weekly column have come to expect me to do my best in presenting them with fresh perspectives on how to manage the challenges that most of them face as leaders in their respective organizations.

Pitfalls To Avoid During Organizational Transformation

QAspire

Disruptive forces compel organizations to undertake large scale transformation initiatives to stay relevant. The speed of executing these transformations is as crucial as the initiatives itself and a lot is at stake.

Powerful Leadership Invitations

Kevin Eikenberry

Think about it. Would you rather be invited to an event, or be demanded to attend? If you want to go to the event, doesn’t the demand change that at least a little bit, (and maybe a lot)? And even if you don’t want to attend the event, doesn’t the invitation feel good and perhaps […].

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Criticism, Boundaries and Useful Feedback

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Larry was clearly angry. Carl had used his tools (again) without asking, and even worse, hadn’t returned them (again). Larry told me he had given Carl some “tough feedback.”

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Leaders Should Define More Than the Mountain Top, but Less Than the Whole Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Hamish Knox : When it comes to defining their vision, leaders tend to fall into two camps. Camp one can clearly articulate a mountain top they want to reach, but create zero clarity on how they’re going to get to that mountain top.

Veterans Among the Best Civilian Leaders

Strategy Driven

When it’s time to hire for critical positions within your company, consider the training and certification in military systems offered to service men and women.

How Mind Maps Removed Stress From My Working Day

Lead Change Blog

We have so much stuff swimming around in our heads; half-baked ideas, things promised to others and that ever-growing list of to-dos that require attention and feel ever-present yet are ultimately unachievable.

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A Leadership Key To Success: Don’t Do Second Things First

Terry Starbucker

Remember those yellow legal note pads? They used to be my constant companions earlier in my career, before PCs, smart phones, laptops, and tablets. Yes, there was actually a time like that, as strange as it may seem now. And oh yes, that officially qualifies me as a dinosaur.).

A Timely Reminder Of The Power Of Empathy In Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

No matter where you live, there’s no question that the big story this week is the arrival of the US election and who the American public has decided to serve their country as their next President.

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10 of the Greatest Leadership Questions Ever Asked

Ron Edmondson

Have you ever heard the phrase, “There are no bad questions”? In leadership, this might be true. I have learned in my years of leadership – I only know what I know. And, many times I don’t know much.

If you want to change the world, work on being happy

Aspire-CS

You might be thinking that all the buzz about happiness is a lot of bunk. Yet isn’t it part of the human condition to want to be happy? Can you actually become happy? As a leader, why would being happy matter? You can become happy when you’re intentional about working at it.

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Why Corporations Have a Talent Problem

N2Growth Blog

The reason most corporations are broken when it comes to talent acquisition is they are simply looking for the wrong things through the wrong lens. Their hiring models are built for the old economy. They are looking for conformity rather than a non-conformity.

Putting People First: Leading in an Era of Constant Transformation

QAspire

Leading in an era of constant disruption, change and transformation is not easy. In such transformation efforts, soft aspects of leadership play as crucial role as the hard aspects like systems thinking, innovation and execution of change.

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Damaging Myths About Trust

Kevin Eikenberry

There is lots of talk about trust in the world today, with polls showing how much we trust people in different professions and roles.

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7 Fail-Safe Steps to Increase Responsibility and Develop Your Team

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

If you’re not offering your people the opportunity to grow – to increase their responsibility and learn new skills – you are going to lose them. According to a large-scale study conducted by INSEAD, millennials in the workplace care most about opportunity for growth, meaning and relationships.

Gaining Trust on Day One

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Paul Smith : It happens every time you join a new company, or even when you change roles at the company you work for now. You have to spend months winning the trust and respect you’d already earned with the last group of people you managed. Or do you?

15 Questions Great Leaders Ask Other Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

G reat leaders never stop learning. That’s why great leaders never fail to ask other leaders questions about leadership. These leaders are hungry. They want to grow. They know they can’t lead by themselves. So they ask. And ask. Then ask some more.

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Using Conflict for Good—a Conversation with Nate Regier

Lead Change Blog

Conflict, from your home to the workplace, is inevitable. In fact, did you know that according to a Gallup Poll, negative conflict drains the U.S. economy by $350 BILLION a year in lost productivity and wasted energy? But conflict gets a bad rap.

Three Keys to a Good Online Reputation

Strategy Driven

Headlines today are filled with cell phone videos of bad behavior, verbal attacks in the twitter-verse, and disturbing incidents of cyberbullying.

Is Your Leadership Based On Influence Or Authority?

Tanveer Naseer

With a complex endeavour such as leadership, it’s only natural that there be different schools of thought and perspectives on what would be the best way to lead your team and organization forward.

4 Reasons People You Lead May Not Want to Learn or Grow

Ron Edmondson

And, 5 Suggestions to Motivate Them I’ve learned in leadership – you can’t teach someone who doesn’t want to learn or grow personally. Perhaps you’ve tried. I have.

Your discomfort is whispering to you

Aspire-CS

With the scariest of holiday seasons behind us, it’s time to talk about fear. Not the running-away-screaming variety, but the smaller, uncomfortable kind that you may avoid in our workplace like: Having difficult conversations. Giving honest feedback. Asking for feedback. Speaking truth to power.