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.

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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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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Happy 69th Birthday to the United States Air Force!

General Leadership

GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “I AM AN AMERICAN AIRMAN. I AM A WARRIOR. I HAVE ANSWERED MY NATION’S CALL.” ” The Airman’s Creed.

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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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How Leaders Can Support Experimentation

Kevin Eikenberry

Before I dive into my idea and proposed actions for you today, I must start from a different point of reference.

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.

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?

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.

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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End Meeting Nightmares: Manage Results, Not Activity

General Leadership

GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. “A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost.” ” Unknown. Want to review housekeeping details weekly?

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.

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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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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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.

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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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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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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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.

Power 272

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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Veterans Day – Solemnly Remember

General Leadership

GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link].

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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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.

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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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?

The Two-Way Street of Leadership and Respect

Lead Change Blog

Respect. It’s such a simple word that carries so much power. It commands: “Respect commands itself and it can neither be given nor withheld when it is due.” Eldridge Cleaver). It empowers: “We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it.”

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.

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.

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.