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 Achieve Optimal Outcomes

Leading Blog

However, there is a kind of conflict the seems to reoccur no matter how hard you try to resolve it. And your conflict habits interact with other people’s conflict habits to form a pattern of interaction that keeps you stuck in the conflict loop. C ONFLICT is inevitable.

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How to Humanize Leadership

Leading Blog

They provided me with the essential space and pivotal opportunities to learn, experiment, fail, and grow. How they showed up as leaders and how they engaged was critical to my leadership development.

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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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HR Benchmark Report: How to Recruit, Coach & Develop Teams

Do you really want a team of all-stars? Instead of trying to hire all Type A high performers, research shows it’s much more effective to hire a mix of personalities. In this report, Paycor will explain why and how to go about assembling, coaching, and developing effective teams at work.

How to Overcome the Toxic Courage Crushers in Your Organization

Let's Grow Leaders

The irony of a courageous culture is that it takes less daily courage to be successful. If you want to build teams of micro-innovators, problem solvers, and customer advocates, eliminate the toxic courage crushers intimidating your people.

How to Find Your Edge

Leading Blog

W E’VE HEARD that hard work is the secret to success. Laura Huang explains just how to gain that advantage in her insightful and encouraging book, Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage. Those that have an edge, Enrich , Delight , and Guide to make their Effort go further.

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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 Think Like a Rocket Scientist

Leading Blog

F ORMER rocket scientist turned law professor, Ozan Varol, believes that while we can’t all be rocket scientists, we can all learn to think like one. Creativity comes naturally to us, but we are educated out of it in favor of certainty. Certainty blinds us to our own paralysis.

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How To Become A More Courageous Leader

Joseph Lalonde

Leaders aren’t meant to be timid. Leaders need to be courageous. They have to show courage in times of struggle. Or you may feel like […] The post How To Become A More Courageous Leader appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

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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 Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

How to Journal

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Michaela Renee Johnson: I have always loved writing, especially as a way to process the depth of my emotions through difficult times. It was a safe place to share my struggles with making friends at my new school and dealing with the woes of being an 8-year-old.

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How To Preserve Dignity And Build Trust

Lead Change Blog

Saving face” is a universal concept that enables you to connect with people, break down barriers, and build trust and long-term relationships. What does it mean to bring face into the workplace, and why is losing face such a bad thing? Face is the new social currency of our time.

How to Co-Create a Better Future

Let's Grow Leaders

There’s no going back, but a better future is possible It should be clear to every leader at this point: there’s no getting back to “normal.” The post How to Co-Create a Better Future appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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How to Ditch Performance Reviews

Lead Change Blog

Set aside an hour to listen in as David discusses why accepted management practices don’t work—and how innovative companies are changing the rules. Learn how expectations and feedback should factor in to your growth and development.

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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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 Receive Feedback

Leadership Freak

How to receive feedback: #1. Aspire to improve. Tell me how to improve.” The most important thing about feedback is the way it’s received. Aspiration makes feedback desirable.

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How to Encourage Your Team to Make Decisions

Kevin Eikenberry

Leaders who try to make all those decisions will be pressed, stressed, and likely behind. Whether thinking about the short-term need for decisions to be made or the long-term implications for […].

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How to Lead with Certainty in Uncertain Times

RapidStart Leadership

It's hard to lead with certainty in uncertain times; here are five things to think about and three ways we can lead confidently despite the unknown. The post How to Lead with Certainty in Uncertain Times appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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 Prepare for Rising Stress Ahead

Michael Lee Stallard

When a big storm is forecast to come our way, Katie, my wife, starts to plan ahead, just in case we lose power: non-perishable food in the pantry (check), flashlights with working batteries (check), gas in the car (check), some cash on hand (check). Encourage others to do the same.

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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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Situational Mindsets: How To Boost Critical Thinking And Deliver Results

Lead Change Blog

But knowing how to set the right goals and make the right call is increasingly challenging. Situational Mindsets presents an entirely new framework for reading current realities and provides practical tools to critically analyze our changing and complex environment.

No Brilliant Jerks: How to Deal with Maverick CEOs

Leading Blog

But these days a maverick CEO is often at the center of board and executive consternation and investors’ claims that leadership failed to protect the company. Travis Kalanick 's brash operating style and the toxic working environment he created led him to be tossed out of the company.

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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 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 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 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 Maintain a Steady Stream of Innovation and Solutions

Let's Grow Leaders

The post How to Maintain a Steady Stream of Innovation and Solutions appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Don’t let your people feel ignored We were working with a large financial institution that had done an excellent job of cultivating curiosity.

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 Bridge Differences for Better Mentoring

Skip Prichard

I spoke with her about the most important questions to ask yourself and your prospective mentor. . It requires paying attention to the other person’s words, intonation, and body language from start to finish.” Why is it hard to find a good mentor ?

How to Show Up During Emotional Turmoil

Leadership Freak

Leadership includes managing emotion, both your own and others’ How to Show Up During Emotional Turmoil: #1. Stressful times create emotional turmoil. Emotional conflict on the team always hurts and often harms.

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How to Hold onto Your Customers in a Crisis

Leading Blog

S UBSCRIPTION-BASED businesses seem to be the most resilient during this time of crisis. With predictable recurring revenue, they have greater flexibility to withstand the storm. But there’s more to it than just revenue.

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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 Lead in a Caustic Culture

Let's Grow Leaders

To lead in a caustic culture, focus on your influence It’s a question we hear after every keynote we deliver: “I want to build a Courageous Culture, but I don’t know if it will work at my company. The post How to Lead in a Caustic Culture appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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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 Overcome Burnout

Women on Business

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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.

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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How to Deal with Buffy Blasthole

Leadership Freak

Buffy Blasthole’s motto is Express Yourself. She runs around telling everyone what she thinks regardless of harm or turbulence.

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How to Support Your Team During an Unexpected Layoff

Let's Grow Leaders

” “I had to lay […]. The post How to Support Your Team During an Unexpected Layoff appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. My heart has been breaking all day.

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