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 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 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 Be A Humble Leader

Eric Jacobson

From John Blakey 's new book, The Trusted Executive , published just a couple weeks ago, here are these four tips from Jim Collins for how to be a humble leader : Demonstrate a compelling modesty, shunning public adulation and never be boastful.

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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 Apologize

Eric Jacobson

The following great advice about how to apologize is from the book, The Courage Solution , by Mindy Mackenzie. Asking humbly, "How can I fix this?" Keep in mind that an effective apology requires you to have actually begun working on a solution by the time you get to this step.

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How To Listen Effectively

Eric Jacobson

Active Listener Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management How To Be A Better Listener How To Listen Listening Michelle Tillis The 11 Laws of LikabilityHere are some great tips from Michelle Tillis Lederman's book, The 11 Laws of Likability.

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How to Be a More Courageous Manager

Let's Grow Leaders

Most moments of managerial courage come down to the micro-decisions you make when you’re just a little bit scared, and the stakes really aren’t that high. The post How to Be a More Courageous Manager appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

How To Be Humble

Eric Jacobson

From John Blakey 's book, The Trusted Executive , here are these four tips from Jim Collins for how to be a humble leader : Demonstrate a compelling modesty, shunning public adulation and never be boastful.

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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 Lead With Purpose

Eric Jacobson

Baldoni also believes that it is up to leaders to make certain that organizational purpose is understood and acted upon. And, to harness the talents of their employees, leaders must recognize their responsibility to instill purpose in the workplace. To define an organization’s purpose, you must ask three questions: 1. What is our vision — that is, what do we want to become?

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How To Lead Your Boss

Eric Jacobson

So, that is why Mackenzie wrote her book -- to teach you how to take actions that ultimately will improve your impact on the job and increase your happiness and fulfillment in your career. Make a concerted effort to elevate your thinking to an enterprise-wide perspective.

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How To Explain Change

Eric Jacobson

When you communicate change to your team, explain the logical and rational reasons for the change: 1. Explain how the change will make employees feel before, during and after the implementation. Explain the tactical plan and goals. Answer questions from your team. Change Change Leadership Change Management Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management

How To Be A Humble Leader

Eric Jacobson

From John Blakey 's book, The Trusted Executive , here are these four tips from Jim Collins for how to be a humble leader : Demonstrate a compelling modesty, shunning public adulation and never be boastful.

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How to Manage Your Emotions When You Make Leadership Decisions

Let's Grow Leaders

Do you struggle to manage your emotions? We were speaking to an international gathering of leaders from across Europe when a young man approached the microphone and asked: “How, as a leader, do you keep your personal feelings from […].

How To Stay Motivated

Eric Jacobson

To learn how to stay motivated, read High-Profit Prospecting , by Mark Hunter. Today, I share one of my favorite sections of the book where Hunter describes his seven things motivated people do to stay motivated : Motivated people ignore voices in their lives. Your job is to make sure you spend as much time with the positive people as possible. Positive people count it an honor to live each day, learn from others, and impact positively those they meet.

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 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 Stop Having Stupid Staff Meetings

Let's Grow Leaders

I asked the crowd, “Raise your hand if you’ve been to a really stupid staff meeting.” ” Nearly all hands stayed raised, with the exception of the new kid, who’s in his first job, sitting next to his current boss. How We Lead.

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How to Overcome Burnout

Women on Business

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How To Lead Your Boss

Eric Jacobson

So, that is why Mackenzie wrote her book -- to teach you how to take actions that ultimately will improve your impact on the job and increase your happiness and fulfillment in your career. Mackenzie's quick-read strategies focus on these four key areas : Part 1: You First offers techniques to take ownership and accountability for creating a career and life you love. Part 2: Lead Your Boss describes proven techniques to transform your relationship with your boss.

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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 Enable Your Employees

Eric Jacobson

Further, "in an organizational context, frustration is not as simple as failing to get something you want. Rather, it involves the inability to succeed in your role due to organizational barriers or the inability to bring the bulk of your individual talents, skills, and abilities to your job."

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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 Tell a Great Story

Let's Grow Leaders

Have you ever noticed how much easier is to remember someone’s point when they wrap a story around it? How could you better use stories to galvanize your team toward stronger results? How can you describe the tension in a memorable way?

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How To Lead With Guts (and Have Their Backs)

Let's Grow Leaders

More than anything, your team wants to know you have their backs. They want to know they matter–to you–not just to the company. They want to believe you’d walk through fire for them and to take the proverbial bullet coming from above.

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How to Have a Difficult Conversation

Let's Grow Leaders

When I ask leaders why they’re not telling people what they need to know, the most consistent response I get is “ Sh e or he didn’t ask.” Your Team Needs You to Tell Them the Truth. You team needs to hear what you don’t want to say.

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How to Boost Your Profits

Strategy Driven

That’s a large number of businesses that contribute to the country’s economy. Failing to plan. For your business to be a success, you need to make both short and long-term plans. Lack of profit is very different to lack of revenue.

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How to Think Like a Futurist

Strategy Driven

Being a futurist means paying attention to new patterns or trends that are slowly percolating up through the market and/or society that have the potential to catch on in a major way. Organizations will also need to rethink their relationships with customers.

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How To Say I'm Sorry

Eric Jacobson

One of the most difficult words for anyone, leaders included, to say is, " sorry." Yet, the time will likely come when that's the word you need to say. In the position of needing to apologize? Note: Thanks to St. Apologizing How to Apologize I'm Sorry" Leaders LeadershipResearch shows that apologizing in a heartfelt way can help you reduce stress and alleviate guilt. Do this: Apologize immediately. Say you are sorry. Take responsibility for the situation.

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How to Motivate Yourself When You’re Exhausted

Let's Grow Leaders

Most of the time when people come to me feeling burned out and exhausted–or even feel like they’re “losing their soul” it’s not that they no longer care– it’s that they care so deeply and the lack of progress has made them weary.

5 Pointers on How to Think Clearly

QAspire

Developing clarity in thinking is becoming even more important in a world that is constantly trying to distract you. If we improve how we think, we also improve how we lead teams, develop people, innovate, solve important problems and grow as individuals.

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How To Plan Your Offer Funnel Like A Pro

Women on Business

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How To Respect People You Disdain

Let's Grow Leaders

The worst moments of my career have come from the times I let the one or two really nasty, disrespectful (I’m tempted to say “evil”) human beings get underneath my skin and bring out the worst in me. 5 Ways to Respect People You Disdain.

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How To Make An Apology

Eric Jacobson

The following great advice about how to apologize is from the new book, The Courage Solution , by Mindy Mackenzie. Asking humbly, "How can I fix this?" Apologizing Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management How to Apologize Leadership

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How To Write Anything

Eric Jacobson

Ever wondered about the do's and don'ts of writing a: Business Apology Letter of Recommendation Job Advertisement Interview Follow-up Press Release Executive Summary Collection Letter Resignation Letter.then, the book, How To Write Anything: A Complete Guide is for you.

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How to Concentrate

Execupundit

[Photo by Matthew Henry at Unsplash] How to concentrate in a world of 24/7 distractions? The Drucker Institute's "Monday" blog has some answers

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 Build a Strong Team Vision

Let's Grow Leaders

” Most of the time, this is tough to answer. There is usually strong alignment and attachment to the greater organization’s vision and values, which is vital. The post How To Build a Strong Team Vision appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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How To Find Your Balance Point

Eric Jacobson

The desire for peace of mind and the idea of living a balanced life are central to your happiness and well-being. The book teaches you how to identify you balance point, move to it at will, and automatically return to it whenever you want.

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How to Overcome a Frustrating Setback at Work

Let's Grow Leaders

I know it’s painful, but take a minute to consider the most frustrating setback you’ve ever had at work. If you’re like me, you’ve got plenty to choose from. The post How to Overcome a Frustrating Setback at Work appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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How to Avoid Distractions

Kevin Eikenberry

I don’t know many who haven’t gone to work one day pledging to be more productive than they were yesterday. Well, there are many answers to that […]. The post How to Avoid Distractions appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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How to Encourage the Lazy and Disengaged

Let's Grow Leaders

How can you encourage the lazy and disengaged? But there I was skipping “mandatory” events that felt to me like a colossal waste of time and blowing off the requirement to interview every “sister” about her favorite foods and secret fantasies.

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