How To Transform Your Company

Lead Change Blog

Your financial and emotional health are linked to how functional, or dysfunctional, your company is. If you’re feeling stuck, frustrated, or haven’t seen growth in your company, you may need to realign YOUR company whether you own, lead or work in it.

How To Lead Upward

Joseph Lalonde

Even then, you still have someone to answer to. This is why every leader needs to know how to lead upward. They play a part in your development. […] The post How To Lead Upward appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

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How To Have Real Conversations

Joseph Lalonde

Knowing how to have real conversations has value beyond the corporate world. While knowing how to have real conversations as a leader is important, you also need to know how to bring this skill to your everyday life.

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How To Cast A Compelling Vision

Joseph Lalonde

Vision is a strong mental picture of what you would like to see you or your organization accomplish. Your vision could be: To become the world’s most loved, most […]. What is vision? Vision is a critically important piece of any leadership plan.

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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.

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. This time, they’re fighting for themselves and the fate of the dragons they’ve come to love. A Reel Leadership Article.

How to Be Compassionate Without Destroying Consistency

Let's Grow Leaders

Throughout this crisis, he’s encouraged his supervisors to be compassionate. The post How to Be Compassionate Without Destroying Consistency appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. The other day, “Joe” reached out with a genuine dilemma.

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How to Humanize Leadership

Leading Blog

Plant this seed within your core Provide it space to sprout, and tend to its rise Ensure it penetrates through each organizational layer Cultivation, participation, and appreciation will be your essential tools Allow this seed to transform into a solid footing A personal and organizational launch pad This mighty seed has significant yield A vigorous and holistic whole. They provided me with the essential space and pivotal opportunities to learn, experiment, fail, and grow.

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How to Be Human (Together)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton This week I'm sharing an edited compilation of three previously published posts that are relevant for leaders and organizations wanting to honor human rights in chaotic times.

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How To Run EPIC Meetings

Lead Change Blog

The challenge is that with more and more people working remotely, it is essential that we hold regular meetings to ensure that everyone is kept in the loop and knows what is happening. There is so much conversation that is “lost” when we are not working in close proximity to each other. This “lost conversation” is what I refer to as the water cooler talk. They use it for all their meetings as it puts an end to pointless gatherings that waste time and slow momentum.

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How To Handle Stressful Situations

Joseph Lalonde

As a leader, you’re going to face stressful situations. Whatever the poison, you have to be ready to deal with stressful situations. How I dealt with it may help you deal […]. These situations may pop up and surprise you or you may see them coming from a mile away. I had a stressful situation recently. Personal Development

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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 Find Qualified Team Members

Joseph Lalonde

If you’ve looked to hire a qualified team member recently, you know something. You know finding qualified team members to be a difficult task. The current jobless rates show unemployment to be hovering around the three percent mark.

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How to Influence others at Work

Career Advancement

“The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” Haleigh had been working for months to enhance others’ perception of her. She felt like she was slipping under the radar and needed to increase her visibility in her organization.

How to Demonstrate Your Leadership Potential Now

Let's Grow Leaders

But, how do you get others to see it? After all, your boss has bigger fish to fry than talking about your career. The post How to Demonstrate Your Leadership Potential Now appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. You know you’ve got leadership potential.

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How To Develop Personal Authentic Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Do you want to learn how to position yourself as an authentic leader in a crowded field? Bonnie Marcus, author of The Politics of Promotion: How High-Achieving Women Get Ahead and Stay Ahead , discusses how to develop authentic leadership in her Women’s Empowerment Series. Listen in as Bonnie offers specific tools for how individuals can develop a strong connection with themselves, and utilize their knowledge of self to become more effective leaders.

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. “I need to talk to you today. ” Or, “In listening to your calls, I’ve noticed you’re not really making a connection with the customer.”

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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 train managers to speak to employees about comp. How HR can work with managers to enable more strategic increase cycle decisions.

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. In Optimal Outcomes , she writes: What I’ve discovered is that when you are stuck in a conflict loop, you develop conflict habits, including blaming or avoiding others, blaming yourself, and relentlessly seeking “win-win” solutions even when other people refuse to cooperate. Instead, we’re focused on what went wrong in the past and who is to blame.

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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. So last night, I told them to buckle their seat belts and took them on a tour of motivation theory. We then moved to more current thinking like Sinek and Pink. 5 Ways to Motivate Yourself. Don’t try to do this alone.

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 Encourage Your Team When Results are Disappointing

Let's Grow Leaders

How do you encourage your team while building a recovery plan? 6 Ways to Encourage Your Team When Results Are Disappointing It’s easy to lead when […]. The post How to Encourage Your Team When Results are Disappointing appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Results & Execution Winning Well how to improve bad results overcoming setbacks results sales quota

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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. Certain people seem to be endowed with a unique advantage in which they can execute faster and better and get the things they need, because they are positioned in such a way that others help them move forward. But these can be the key to overcoming the adversity and roadblocks we face.

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Game Changer: How to Be A 10x Talent

Leading Blog

10x talent is, as the label implies, able to deliver ten times more than is expected, but what makes them so valuable is that they are multidimensional. Their curiosity and love of learning drives them to do more and do it better. There are really two sides to this idea.

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. The post How to Overcome the Toxic Courage Crushers in Your Organization appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. courageous cultures courage at work courageous how to build courage

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 Get Better at Remote Small Talk

Let's Grow Leaders

The post How to Get Better at Remote Small Talk appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. “Yeah, I don’t do small talk.” ” “My team understands, I’m cool with THEIR chit chat in-between meetings, but I don’t really have time for that stuff.

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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. Varol offers nine principles in three stages to help us to reacquire and build our creativity and critical thinking muscles. In the first stage, we learn how to ignite our thinking. Opinions are hard to reassess.

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How to Promote Leaders Who Build a Positive Culture

Let's Grow Leaders

Promote leaders who show their commitment to relationships and results One of the most important leadership decisions you’ll ever make is the choice to promote someone into a leadership role.

How to network during the COVID-19 pandemic?

HR Digest

The brutal and straightforward answers to HR-related queries and concerns. Dear Jane, Networking in the pre-pandemic world was something that I looked forward to every single day. But I am unsure of how I should be doing it while also maintaining social distancing?

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. That is all, I guess, I really just called to say “thank you.” You see I was headed to an important appointment with my boss, the CEO of our company– he was driving.

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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. The pandemic has unalterably shifted the economic landscape and business operations. The racial equity movement sweeping […]. courageous cultures Change confidence humility connection courageous questions leadership listening vision

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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. They can’t run and hide from their problems or the problems of their teams. You may feel like a little church mouse, tip-toeing and avoiding the challenges of your day.

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How to Make Your Leadership Message Stick

Let's Grow Leaders

When it comes to critical messages, communicating once is never enough. The post How to Make Your Leadership Message Stick appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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. If you enjoyed this video, you may also enjoy our upcoming webinar with Rich Brandt, a Training Specialist and Managing Partner with RDR Group, as he discusses how to remain calm in the midst of workplace chaos.

Touching the Jaguar: How to Transform Your Fear into Action

Leading Blog

Touching the Jaguar is a cathartic memoir by John Perkins about confronting the things you fear to make the necessary changes in your life. In this memoir, he touches on the value of altering your perception to change your reality.

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How to Increase your Visibility at Work

Career Advancement

Ascher, who worked in a medical technology firm, had been making an effort to enhance how others perceived him over the past six months. he’d thought to himself. It seemed he needed to do something differently. Need to take risks to increase your visibility.

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How to Stop Remote Work from Stealing Your Life

Let's Grow Leaders

Awareness and intention will help stop remote work from stealing your life It’s not your imagination: if the pandemic shifted your job to working from home, odds are, you’re working longer hours.

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How To Stand Out As A Young Professional

Joseph Lalonde

Today, I have the pleasure of sharing with you an interview I recently did with author and leadership expert Nathan Magnuson. He recently released his new book, Stand Out. It’s a book I can’t recommend enough and believe you will get a lot out of it.

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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. Poorly delivered feedback is useful… Continue reading → Feedback Leadership Development

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How to Decide Which Meetings to Skip

Next Level Blog

Apart from the Zoom fatigue they induce, all of these meetings are leaving leaders with very little time to get anything else done related to work and, oh, by the way, family or self. How do you solve for this?

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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. My journals, over the years, haven’t been just a place to share frustrations and worry, but also a place where I could share dreams, especially the ones I didn’t think others would understand.

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How to Prevent Big Mouths From Hijacking Your Virtual Meeting

Let's Grow Leaders

The pivot to more virtual meetings didn’t create this problem. Anyone who has ever run more than a meeting or two knows the challenge of managing the person who just can’t seem to shut up. The post How to Prevent Big Mouths From Hijacking Your Virtual Meeting appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. It’s extra tricky when they’re a high-performer […].

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