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.

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.

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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 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 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 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 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.

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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 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 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 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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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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 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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How to Help Your Team Manage Change

Let's Grow Leaders

Connection is key to help your team manage change When you have a clear picture of where you want to go but your team won’t come along as quickly as you want, it can feel like you’re trying to pull a car […].

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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 Support Your Team During The Coronavirus Crisis

Joseph Lalonde

The Coronavirus has shown us how quickly businesses can be shut down. They can effectively make your business grind to a halt. Once a government mandate comes to close your business, what do you do? Government mandates can come quickly.

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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 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 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 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 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 Stay Marketable And Keep Your Job

Lead Change Blog

With the current crisis we are in, so much seems to be rapidly changing, with new information daily causing anxiety. When so much seems to be out of your control, what can you do to stay marketable and maintain your job? What does it take to find your leadership sweet spot?

How to Talk with Anxious People

Leadership Freak

COVID-19 is a global pandemic according to Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the General-Director of the World Health Organization. 3/11/2020) How to talk with anxious people: #1.

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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 Build a Better Live Online Leadership Development Program

Let's Grow Leaders

10 Things to Look for in Your Live Online Leadership Development If your business is faced with a newly-remote workforce, you know how vital it is to have strong leaders in place to get everyone the support they need, nimbly respond to […].

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 Maintain a Future Focus

Kevin Eikenberry

If you don’t know where you are going, how will you get there? Undoubtedly, we must know where we want to go. But we must also continue to see that future – intentionally seeing that vision far after the excitement of setting the goal has […].

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How to Lead Through Uncertainty with Confidence

Leadership Freak

Admiral Jim Stockdale spent eight years as a prisoner of war in the “Hanoi Hilton.” ” He was tortured over 20 times and walked with a limp until he passed on July 5, 2005. Jim… Continue reading → Leading

How To Bring Positivity During A Crisis Like COVID-19/Coronavirus

Joseph Lalonde

Tough times begin to wear on people. Trying to keep the business afloat. And leaders are struggling to stay positive. Staying positive during a […] The post How To Bring Positivity During A Crisis Like COVID-19/Coronavirus appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

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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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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 Never Waste a Good Crisis

Leadership Freak

Leaders are developing a healthy case of humility during COVID-19. Frankly, it’s a good thing because lousy leadership is rooted in ego. Success followed by admiration tests character.

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How To Create An Affirming Culture

Joseph Lalonde

You may think your organization doesn’t need to affirm the abilities of your team. Your team needs to be affirmed. You need to tell your team […] The post How To Create An Affirming Culture appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

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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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How to Promote the Best Leaders

Let's Grow Leaders

To promote the best first-time leaders, focus on more than results Your decisions about who you put in management and leadership roles are some of the most important leadership decisions you’ll ever make. The post How to Promote the Best Leaders appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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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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