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 Judge Others

Leadership Freak

If you want to go fast, do something easy. You can’t do difficult things fast. The need for speed requires repetition, simplicity, and ease.

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How To Remain a Balanced Leader

N2Growth Blog

We have produced an order which is designed to reward these natural hierarchies and sometimes leaders become disillusioned in the process, they hit the summit of success, and that’s where teams and organizations can start to suffer. So, how can we remain balanced as leaders?

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How To Change How People View You

Joseph Lalonde

If you’re not okay with those you lead failing to take you seriously, you need to change something. It’s you that needs to change. Do you know what the […] The post How To Change How People View You appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

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The CFO Playbook: How to Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

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 Assess the Unknown in 3 Easy Steps

Lead Change Blog

I came across Louie’s adoption file recently as I was attempting to purge old paperwork. I smiled when I saw the name Chandler (his original name), and rummaged through the papers I took with me for our first visit to the vet. How could that be? Listen to their answers.

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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 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 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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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

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 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 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 Navigate Weakness on Your Team

Leadership Freak

It’s not the work; it’s the people that drive you crazy. Love and hate at work: You love working with the people on your team.

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How to Stop Wasting People’s Courage

Let's Grow Leaders

Eliminate courage sinkholes to energize your team When you think about inspiring courage at work, what comes to mind? Encouraging your team to… Speak their truth in meetings? The post How to Stop Wasting People’s Courage appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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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 Ignite Fire in Others

Leadership Freak

Even though it was July, one morning was cool enough to start a fire. Actually, I attempted to start a… Continue reading → energy Passion Leadership Leadership DevelopmentWe spent time on the Maine coast in a rustic cabin this summer.

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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 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

How to Tackle Big Challenges in A Networked World

Leading Blog

When faced with complex problems, we tend to find a rational answer by analyzing increasing amounts of data and polling for opinions and then announcing the answer to those who must follow. It’s a rigid approach to strategic planning. and How will we get there?

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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 Become Wildly Productive

Leadership Freak

“A lot of people never use their initiative because no-one told them to.” Wall and Piece) The most productive leaders: Set stretch goals. Drive hard for results. Practice unfailing consistency. Expand knowledge and… Continue reading → Leading

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Hire & Manage Consultants

N2Growth Blog

While you might be lucky enough to survive in business with little or no advice from others, you will certainly not maximize your potential for success by doing so. If you don’t know what you’re trying to accomplish, how are you going to direct and manage an outside advisor.

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 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 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 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 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 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 Live Out Your Faith In The Workplace

Joseph Lalonde

Navigating the somewhat tricky landscape of faith and business can be scary.

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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How to Talk With Your Boss When You Totally Disagree

Let's Grow Leaders

The CEO had just asked my team to do something that I felt lacked integrity, was unprincipled, manipulative, and put our clients in a bad position. […]. The post How to Talk With Your Boss When You Totally Disagree appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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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?