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 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 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 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.

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How To Listen Effectively

Eric Jacobson

Active Listener Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management How To Be A Better Listener How To Listen Listening Michelle Tillis The 11 Laws of LikabilityHere are some great tips from Michelle Tillis Lederman's book, The 11 Laws of Likability.

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How To Lead With Purpose

Eric Jacobson

Baldoni also believes that it is up to leaders to make certain that organizational purpose is understood and acted upon. And, to harness the talents of their employees, leaders must recognize their responsibility to instill purpose in the workplace. To define an organization’s purpose, you must ask three questions: 1. What is our vision — that is, what do we want to become?

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How To Lead Your Boss

Eric Jacobson

So, that is why Mackenzie wrote her book -- to teach you how to take actions that ultimately will improve your impact on the job and increase your happiness and fulfillment in your career. Make a concerted effort to elevate your thinking to an enterprise-wide perspective.

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How To Lead Your Boss

Eric Jacobson

So, that is why Mackenzie wrote her book -- to teach you how to take actions that ultimately will improve your impact on the job and increase your happiness and fulfillment in your career. Mackenzie's quick-read strategies focus on these four key areas : Part 1: You First offers techniques to take ownership and accountability for creating a career and life you love. Part 2: Lead Your Boss describes proven techniques to transform your relationship with your boss.

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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 Be A Humble Leader

Eric Jacobson

From John Blakey 's book, The Trusted Executive , here are these four tips from Jim Collins for how to be a humble leader : Demonstrate a compelling modesty, shunning public adulation and never be boastful.

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5 Pointers on How to Think Clearly

QAspire

Developing clarity in thinking is becoming even more important in a world that is constantly trying to distract you. If we improve how we think, we also improve how we lead teams, develop people, innovate, solve important problems and grow as individuals.

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How to Overcome a Frustrating Setback at Work

Let's Grow Leaders

I know it’s painful, but take a minute to consider the most frustrating setback you’ve ever had at work. If you’re like me, you’ve got plenty to choose from. The post How to Overcome a Frustrating Setback at Work appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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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 Stay Motivated

Eric Jacobson

To learn how to stay motivated, read High-Profit Prospecting , by Mark Hunter. Today, I share one of my favorite sections of the book where Hunter describes his seven things motivated people do to stay motivated : Motivated people ignore voices in their lives. Your job is to make sure you spend as much time with the positive people as possible. Positive people count it an honor to live each day, learn from others, and impact positively those they meet.

How to Overcome Burnout

Women on Business

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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 Concentrate

Execupundit

[Photo by Matthew Henry at Unsplash] How to concentrate in a world of 24/7 distractions? The Drucker Institute's "Monday" blog has some answers

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 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 I'm Sorry" Leaders LeadershipResearch shows that apologizing in a heartfelt way can help you reduce stress and alleviate guilt. Do this: Apologize immediately. Say you are sorry. Take responsibility for the situation.

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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 Keep Innovating

Eric Jacobson

He says: "You have to be innovating all the time. The only sure path to a limited repertoire is not to push yourself beyond the familiar. Your range is only gated by your courage to pursue the unknown, despite the doubters who relish the false safety of narrowing your path.

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 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 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 Defend Your Position

Coaching Tip

You should respond to a question," argues co-author James O. Responding to a question is better than answering it. Your response to any questions can pack much more power and meaning if you start to 'see into' the question and better understand what information the other person wants.". The authors include a close look at how to listen for and use keywords and how to read and use body language.

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 Ensure Your Business Storytelling Makes an Impact

Let's Grow Leaders

If you’re using business storytelling regularly, how do you assess the impact? How do you ensure you craft the very best stories that leave your audience not only inspired, but with an inkling of what to do next?

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 Make Meaningful Change

Leadership Freak

It takes no courage to stand aloof and complain. Do you wish to lead? Change something. #1. Accept the messy. Acceptance isn’t approval. “The first step toward change is awareness. The second step… Continue reading → Change Leadership Development Leadership

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How To Make An Apology

Eric Jacobson

The following great advice about how to apologize is from the new book, The Courage Solution , by Mindy Mackenzie. Asking humbly, "How can I fix this?" Apologizing Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management How to Apologize Leadership

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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 Conduct a Behavioral Interview

Chart Your Course

Have you ever wondered, while interviewing a candidate, how will you suspend your own personal biases during the interview? Well, if you have, you might want to read on and learn how to do just that. Listen for an analytical and disciplined approach to solving problems.

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How To Write Anything

Eric Jacobson

Ever wondered about the do's and don'ts of writing a: Business Apology Letter of Recommendation Job Advertisement Interview Follow-up Press Release Executive Summary Collection Letter Resignation Letter.then, the book, How To Write Anything: A Complete Guide is for you.

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How to Accelerate Team Learning

QAspire

A team’s ability to learn quickly is at the heart of adapting to constant changes. In fact, it seems that constant learning is the only key to agility as a team and organization. I encourage you to read the full post and here are my visual notes from the same article.

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How to Avoid Distractions

Kevin Eikenberry

I don’t know many who haven’t gone to work one day pledging to be more productive than they were yesterday. Well, there are many answers to that […]. The post How to Avoid Distractions appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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How To Lead Your Boss

Eric Jacobson

So, that is why Mackenzie wrote her book -- to teach you how to take actions that ultimately will improve your impact on the job and increase your happiness and fulfillment in your career. Make a concerted effort to elevate your thinking to an enterprise-wide perspective.

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How To Be An Active Listener

Eric Jacobson

Today's leadership tip on how to be an active listener comes from the book, Stronger. The authors explain that perhaps the best single technique t o convey effective listening requires you to be an active listener. When someone has finished making a point, use that person's name and then paraphrase in your words the essence of what you understood that person to say. Frame your question to keep the focus on the person speaking.

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 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 Honor Heart

Leadership Freak

Leaders typically honor results, but what are you doing to honor heart? Jamie Dimon said the secret of great leadership is humility and heart. Dimon is the CEO of America’s biggest bank, JPMorgan… Continue reading → Motivation Optimism Passion Leadership Development organizational success

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How To Reduce Business Expenses

HR Digest

Most business managers struggle to understand how to reduce business expenses because they have dedicated teams handling finances. It is not wrong to have a team of financial experts but as a manager, you need to under the basic ways to reduce business cost. Cost control is an effective way of keeping your business in shape and that helps your business to strive in varied business environments and economic clause.

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 Former Peers

Nathan Magnuson

Have you ever received the good fortune of being promoted to the new leader of your team, only to find that life got complicated and edgy the moment you started? Some even go so far as to request a demotion in order to return to the way things were.

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