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 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 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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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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Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

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 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 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 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 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 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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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 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 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 Make Your People Feel Special.

Rich Gee Group

He was on his stool in a jiffy, driving away with his pen, as if he were trying to overtake nine o’clock. “Mr. Now, I’ll tell you what, my friend,” said Scrooge, “I am not going to stand this sort of thing any longer. And therefore,” Scrooge continued, “I am about to raise your salary!”

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How to Get Venture Capital: Secrets of Sand Hill Road

Leading Blog

Beginning in the 2000s, capital became more abundant due in large part to the costs required to start a new company. Consequently, the amount of money a start-up needs to raise has declined significantly. Beyond that, there are more angel investors to provide early-stage funding.

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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 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 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 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 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 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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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 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 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 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 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 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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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 Build a Better Boss

Let's Grow Leaders

A better boss starts with a good relationship and great performance A listener to a recent episode of my Leadership without Losing Your Soul podcast asked a question about how she could tell her leader about the content she’d learned.

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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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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 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

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How to Express Empathy Like a Leader

Leadership Freak

How to express empathy like a leader: #1. You can’t lead until you connect with people. Empathy is the channel of connection. Verbalize the emotion of others: Empathy acknowledges emotion. Acknowledgement isn’t agreement.…

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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 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.

How to Give So They Will Receive

Let's Grow Leaders

As the old adage goes, it’s better to give than to receive. And, the best networking advice I’ve ever given (or received) is to give first and then give some more. I recently asked a group of managers, “Is it more difficult for you to give or to receive?”

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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 Lead Different and Diverse People

Let's Grow Leaders

Achieve More When you Lead Different and Diverse People You know that the ability to lead different and diverse people to come together and blend their talents is key to achieving breakthrough results.

How to Manage the Most Difficult Stakeholders

Let's Grow Leaders

Difficult stakeholders are a chance to grow your influence You look at the phone and your heart sinks. It’s the night before you’re supposed to wrap up your assignment and brief the leadership team on what you’ve done.

How to Communicate with Millennials

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As with any audience, when communicating with millennials it helps to put yourself in their shoes to gain a greater understanding of where they’re coming from.