Quotes And Leadership Lessons From How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Joseph Lalonde

Hiccup (Jay Baruchel), Astrid (America Ferrera), Snotlout (Jonah Hill), Tuffnut (Justin Ripple), Ruffnut (Kristen Wiig), and the rest of the How To Train Your Dragon return in the third outing for How To Train Your Dragon. A Reel Leadership Article.

How To Become A Better Decision Maker

Joseph Lalonde

He can choose to listen to my commands. He can choose to obey and be rewarded. He can also choose whether to play, eat, sleep, etc… Yet, while my dog can make a decision, […] The post How To Become A Better Decision Maker appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

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How to Win in Africa

Leading Blog

They say business leaders tend to “underestimate Africa’s size and potential as a market, and overestimate the challenges of doing business there.”. To win in Africa, your strategy needs to factor four key considerations : Mapping an Africa Strategy: Africa is huge.

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How to Improve Good Communication Skills

Lead Change Blog

One of the core qualities that a leader requires in any scenario is the ability to communicate effectively. You need to be authoritative, persuasive, and attentive to communicate as a leader effectively. Leaders need to develop effective ways of communicating these instructions for this to happen. The following list outlines how to improve communication skills as a leader. Leaders use eye contact to communicate authoritatively and draw attention.

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Tough Comp Conversations: A Guide For Doing Them Right

Speaker: Rusty Lindquist, VP Strategic HR Insights at Bamboo HR

And with the increased transparency in the market, combined with our collective propensity to rate ourselves against others, the frequency of these very difficult conversations is increasing. Attend this webinar to learn: What employees want to know about pay and how they feel about pay.

How to Keep Employees Engaged

Women on Business

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How to Become the Best __

Let's Grow Leaders

But I am determined to learn the Tocatta part of Tocatta and Fugue in D minor down for Saturday for a tour group I am playing for.” ” The rush of comments seemed to entirely miss the point. “you worry to much.” 4 Vital Factors to Becoming the Best _.

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How to Use Mental Imagery to Achieve Your Goals

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Olympic athletes use mental imagery to help them win the gold. These 6 tips show how to use mental imagery to acheive your goals. The post How to Use Mental Imagery to Achieve Your Goals appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

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How to Book the Right Motivational Speaker

Career Advancement

As she surfed the web, she saw many slick websites but wondered how she could truly evaluate the quality of their work. If, like Joyce, you’re wondering how to book the right motivational speaker, you’re not alone. Watch them, and try to imagine them speaking at your event.

How to Recognize a Leader

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

How do you recognize who’s a leader? Is it the person telling everyone what to do? If he is being ignored, he is only talking to himself. Telling people where to go? An usher in the theater, who tells you which entrance to use, is not […].

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How to Build a Success Mindset

Women on Business

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How to Motivate Yourself

Let's Grow Leaders

“What else would you like to cover?” How do we motivate ourselves to feel like that?” I do know one thing, you can’t give someone 5 steps to figuring it out. From Motivation Theory to Real Life. 5 Ways to Motivate Yourself.

How to Reconnect Your Team

Michael Lee Stallard

On a monthly basis at the beginning of a meeting, ask your direct reports to share something on their mind. Give each person five minutes to share. This is the sixty-sixth post in our series entitled “100 Ways to Connect.” #66 Reconnect Your Team.

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How to Respond to Stupid Suggestions

Leadership Freak

Leaders won’t seek input if they don’t know how to gracefully reject irrelevant or stupid suggestions. Don’t insult people when they offer ideas, or they’ll take their ideas to competitors.

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How to Inspire Behavior Change

Let's Grow Leaders

You don’t want to say “You need to change this behavior or else,” but the truth is–there will be consequences. Use the INSPIRE method to have a short, to the point, specific conversation about what must change. You may need to be more direct.

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How To Make Change After The Conference

Lead Change Blog

We’ve all seen and been a part of this: we come back from a workshop, conference, strategic planning session, or other great event excited to make great changes. Great new ideas, lots of energy, and a broader vision have been instilled and you’re ready to effect change. All are loaded with great wisdom and sure to move the needle; however, these mediums for change seldom move the needle. So, what happened, and how can lasting impact be made?

How to Build Trust with Your Employees

Great Leadership By Dan

It’s a critical lesson we can all absorb through his experience: Communication is key to any good relationship. Here are three ways to do it. Create, publish and stick to a monthly or quarterly schedule of communication, so employees know what to expect, and when to expect it.

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How to hire the best talent

Strategy Driven

Most business leaders understand they need great people working for them to make their business a success. In the current economic climate, if you want to hire the best talent you also have to understand these four things. It’s hard to hire great people.

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How To Leverage The 7 Universal Laws

Lead Change Blog

Great leaders do, and they also understand how to leverage these laws to create maximum impact. The seven universal laws show us how energy operates on a daily basis in our lives. Energy is constantly changing form from one state to another, which means that nothing is as it seems. This means, as leaders, we are constantly dealing with change; and it is not something to be feared but rather something to embrace. Everything takes time to manifest.

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How to Use Discomfort to Drive High-Performance

Leading Blog

I T SHOULD go without saying that coaching as opposed to just managing people, is the key to developing high-performance organizations and teams. Any growth but especially growth leading to high-performance requires a degree of discomfort. Team Meetings : Boring comes to mind.

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How to Answer the Question You Can’t Answer

Let's Grow Leaders

Has this ever happened to you? The post How to Answer the Question You Can’t Answer appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Communication Winning Well answering tough questions communication how to answer the question you can't answerYou prepare carefully for a meeting with your team or your boss. You think you’ve covered all your bases. And then here it comes, the question you can’t answer.

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How To Transform Your Life

Joseph Lalonde

Everyone wants to live a life worth living. By the end of the day, they no longer have the energy to make something out of their lives. […] The post How To Transform Your Life appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

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How To Lead Through Personal Tragedy

Lead Change Blog

But how do you handle effectively leading when you have to handle a loss or tragic event in your personal life? I had proposed to my wife during the weekend, and when Monday came my son had a severe allergic reaction at school, I had to conduct a major investigation involving one of my employees, and then received news that my father passed away suddenly. Coupled with the added pressure that others are counting on us, how does one do this?

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How to Overcome Arrogance

Leadership Freak

All that’s ugly in leadership begins with arrogance. You might be arrogant if you: Look down your nose on those you serve. Arrogance views others as burdens and irritations. Beat yourself up over… Continue reading → Humility Servant-leadership arrogance Growth

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How to Become a Wise Sage

Leadership Freak

A wise sage has failed enough to be humble and succeeded enough to inspire confidence. The birth of a wise sage: You become a wise sage in the dark. There is no sagacity… Continue reading → Leading

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How To Be A Super Boss

Eric Jacobson

"Superbosses embrace certain practices that good bosses don't, and they do even more of the productive things that good bosses do," says Syney Finkelstein , author of the book, Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent. Y ou want a resounding yes to this one.

How To Improve Your Business Operations

Strategy Driven

Effective business operations are key to the short and long-term success of any institution. That is why this article is here to shed some light on what you can do, as a business owner and entrepreneur, in order to improve these operations in the first place.

How to Promote Yourself

Career Advancement

“Self-promotion is a leadership and political skill that is critical to master in order to navigate the realities of the workplace and position you for success.”. Natalya couldn’t believe her company hired an outsider rather than promote her to the position she was vying for.

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How to Handle Change

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development As market conditions, budgets and consumer needs change, companies will have to adjust to remain successful. However, change is one five letter word that often strikes fear into teams and employees.

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How to Bring Gratitude into the Workplace

Leading Blog

November and December are notorious times for organizations to express gratitude to their employees -- holiday parties, annual bonuses and accolades they save up for this time of year. Sure, it’s a little old school when we are used to email and texting, but therein lies the magic.

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How To Say No

Joseph Lalonde

I want to make people happy. I want to make sure everyone is having a good time. Having this personality type doesn’t mean I can’t learn how to say no. How To Say No. That’s why we need to learn to say no. But how do we say no?

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How to Overcome Burnout

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How To Build Courage

Joseph Lalonde

He’d failed to build courage in his life. You don’t want to be like the Cowardly Lion, do you? Instead, I bet you want to have courage. Courage to stand up for what is right. Courage to choose to be fair and just. How To Build Courage.

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How to Lead On Purpose

Great Leadership By Dan

And why do many, despite their best efforts, manage to motivate top performers but can’t get the whole team rowing in the same direction? We found that to create a common goal, it’s vital to ramp up your purpose as an organization. Guest post from John Izzo Ph.D.

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How to Nurture Trust Between Managers

Leadership Freak

But how are you helping managers TRUST EACH OTHER? You know the value of people trusting YOU. You aren’t done trust building until the people around the table trust each other. Elvis got… Continue reading → Teams Trust Leadership Development organizational success

How to REALLY Listen

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

My friend Jake said, “When someone tells me about a problem, I used to try to help them solve it. We believe that when someone shares a problem, the best response is to help them find a solution. Do you know how to REALLY listen? …

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How to Relocate Your Office

Strategy Driven

Moving house is stressful enough, but if you need to relocate your office, multiply the stress levels several times as there are so many more things to think about. You’re going to be moving big and bulky office furniture, electronics and IT, paperwork and plenty of other things.

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How To Get Their Attention

Let's Grow Leaders

But I just called to say “thank you” You really made me think. I try to listen the way you describe here, and sometimes I do that quite well, but I know I fall short when other priorities get in the way. Thanks for the reminder to do this better.

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How to Build Trust-Filled Relationships in Fast-Changing Environments

Lead Change Blog

Tom’s team borrowed an idea from their health insurance company and created a rewards program that allows employees to earn points for demonstrating behaviors that contribute to a positive work environment. Tom is very excited to introduce this new initiative to his peers on the Executive Team. His enthusiasm quickly turns to frustration as he encounters resistance from Jill, Director of Therapy Services. Does it have to be that way? They also need to….

How To Find Your Balance On The Leadership Seesaw

Terry Starbucker

How we deal with these contradictions and find our balance on the seesaw can be the difference between good and great. 2) Openness vs. Secrecy – There’s a big push for transparency these days in the workplace; where leaders need to put themselves “out there” as more human and open.

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How to Promote Yourself

Career Advancement

“Self-promotion is a leadership and political skill that is critical to master in order to navigate the realities of the workplace and position you for success.”. Natalya couldn’t believe her company hired an outsider rather than promote her to the position she was vying for.

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How to Make a Memory – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

I’ve gone to a lot of “life events” and experiences and there’s one thing that I see people doing over and over again that not only makes me sad, but also gets in the way of making memories.

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How to Bounce Back from Adversity

Nathan Magnuson

How can we climb our way our of it? That’s why it’s takes so much courage to make tough decisions when the outcomes aren’t clear. When I learned that Dale Carnegie had written a bestselling book called How to Quit Worrying and Start Living , I was a bit incredulous.

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