5 Steps to Develop a Viable Digital Marketing Strategy for Small Business

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7 Things Your High-Performing Employees Long To Hear You Say

Let's Grow Leaders

These are all real statements I’ve heard in the last few weeks: “Oh we don’t worry about observing our high-performing call center reps. We just focus on the ones who are struggling.”

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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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Gratitude is Good for You Too

Leading Blog

W E KNOW GRATITUDE makes relationships thrive and makes trust possible. Gratitude encourages, clarifies, motivates, includes, and unifies. When we show gratitude, people feel valued, they know what’s important, they want to do more, and they feel part of something bigger than themselves.

Ten daily practices that show respect to your team


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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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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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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Ask Not What Your Habit Can Do for You, but What Your Habit Can Do for Others

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Michael Bungay Stanier: For those in a leadership role, the responsibility to lead and direct employees falls to you. Let’s assume that your employees respect you, like you and feel that you’re leading them down a good path. You work hard and your workplace runs smoothly.

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5 Telling Signs that You Need to Become an Entrepreneur

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9 Ways to Strengthen Your Personal Brand

Let's Grow Leaders

If you Google you, do you like who shows up? Do you feel like you’ve got a powerful message to share, but without the right positioning, find yourself talking to the metaphorical mute button? Are you having trouble outgrowing an outdated reputation at work?

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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.

Hopping Over the Rabbit Hole

Leading Blog

S O MUCH OF SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURSHIP is learning to lead yourself. It requires some luck, but more than anything it means always pressing forward and a good dose of creativity especially when things don’t look good.

Do less and be more of a leader


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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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.

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.

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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Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Hacksaw Ridge

Joseph Lalonde

H acksaw Ridge is the story of WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, played by Andrew Garfield, who served during the Battle of Okinawa. Doss refused to wield a weapon or harm another person. For this, his commanding officer had him court-martialed and attempted to expel him from the military.

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.

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.

Ready to Become a Solopreneur? Here Are 3 Steps to Get You Started

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What’s Really Killing Morale and Employee Engagement

Let's Grow Leaders

Janice shared: I’d had enough: the gossip; the veterans scaring the new hires; more and more people doing just enough to get by… And I was frustrated because we’d done so much to foster employee engagement. I changed out some toxic leaders.

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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.

5 Leadership Lessons: To Pixar and Beyond

Leading Blog

F ROM A PICTURE IN A MAGAZINE, Lawrence Levy was asked by Steve Jobs to become the CFO of Pixar and structure it in a way that investors could understand it. The trick was to preserve whatever it was about Pixar that enabled great stories to happen in the process.

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


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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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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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.

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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Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Disney’s Moana

Joseph Lalonde

Disney’s latest animated feature film is the hit success Moana. Moana is about a Pacific Islander who has to partner with the demigod Maui. I’ll be honest, I was a bit hesitant going into the movie because of the mythology of the characters.

Putting People First: Leading in an Era of Constant Transformation


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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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.

3 Ways Successful Women Leaders Have Mastered Work-Life Balance

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3 Character Traits That Make You a Better Leader

Let's Grow Leaders

A guest post from Greg Marcus. Being a better person is easy in theory – do less of the negative stuff, and more of the positive stuff. The same holds true for leadership.

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?

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.