Quotes And Leadership Lessons From How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. 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.

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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The Classic Leadership Tug Of War (and how to be on the winning side of it)

Terry Starbucker

Stop, breathe, and listen to it. It’s the classic (and critical) business leadership tug of war, and leaders need to be on the winning side, or their business will be banished to the dustbin of mediocrity. Expediency is paramount to greater productivity. Leadershi

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How To Find Your Balance On The Leadership Seesaw

Terry Starbucker

Leaders are constantly riding a leadership seesaw, swaying back and forth between seeming contradictions that hover over our daily decisions and interactions. How we deal with these contradictions and find our balance on the seesaw can be the difference between good and great.

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How to Motivate Yourself

Let's Grow Leaders

I had just finished reviewing the syllabus with my Masters level leadership class, and asked my typical follow-up question. “What else would you like to cover?” How do we motivate ourselves to feel like that?” From Motivation Theory to Real Life.

How to Manage Your Emotions When You Make Leadership Decisions

Let's Grow Leaders

Do you struggle to manage your emotions? We were speaking to an international gathering of leaders from across Europe when a young man approached the microphone and asked: “How, as a leader, do you keep your personal feelings from […].

How to Rectify a Serious Leadership Mistake

Lead Change Blog

We’re having a new kitchen fitted this week, and we discovered yesterday that an erroneous measurement on behalf of the designer means we’ll have to wait another three days for replacement units to arrive. You can’t hide from them, nor should you attempt to apportion blame elsewhere.

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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When Leadership Becomes Too Much: How to Unwind

Lead Change Blog

You’re human, and leadership is tough. So, you’re bound to burn out at some stage. But the biggest challenge often comes with accepting you need to unwind. Nothing will fall apart if you decide to take some time to yourself. With that in mind, here’s how to unwind when leadership becomes too much. Create a to-do list (for personal stuff). There’s that ‘thing’ you need to do, isn’t there?

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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 Overcome Your Biggest Leadership Fears

Lead from Within

Something I’ve noticed in my work as a leadership coach is people’s surprise that even the top leaders in their field can be troubled by fears. People think once you make it to a certain level you have it all under control. And the best way to overcome the fear is to remember that fact.

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How to JumpStart Your Leadership Career

Lead Change Blog

A leadership career isn’t like a regular career. You don’t go to school for it; you can’t find many summer internships focused only on making you a better leader; and developing your leadership skills may not lead directly to a paycheck. or “What am I going to learn today?”

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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 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 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 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 Make Leadership Less Lonely

Joseph Lalonde

If you ask a leader what his biggest struggle with is in leadership, you will often hear a single answer. Leadership is lonely. I have no one to go to with my leadership struggles. It’s a fact of life that leadership can be lonely.

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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 Prepare For Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

R egardless of how old you are, you can always step into the role of a leader. Doing so requires you to prepare for leadership. This is why it’s important young leaders prepare for the role of leadership. When you do, your leadership becomes magical.

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How To Avoid A Big and Demoralizing Leadership Fail (Unless You Are A Vulcan)

Terry Starbucker

How many times have we heard these words in a workplace? “We’re These are classic signs of a (very) big leadership fail I call “ Leadership by Osmosis “. And then move on to something else. The leader has to get out from behind the desk, and communicate.

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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 Be A Super Boss

Eric Jacobson

"Superbosses embrace certain practices that good bosses don't, and they do even more of the productive things that good bosses do," says Syney Finkelstein , author of the book, Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent. Y ou want a resounding yes to this one.

How to Build Effective Leadership with These 8 Qualities

Lead from Within

Whatever your position, whatever field you’re working in, whatever type of organization, the fundamentals of strong leadership are the same. Here are the eight qualities I consider essential to strong, effective, successful leadership: The competence in being positive.

How to Interview For Winning Leadership Competencies

Let's Grow Leaders

You’re working hard to build a Winning Well culture. You’ve identified your MIT leadership competencies and are working to cultivate and encourage the right behaviors. How you staff your key leadership roles matters more now than ever.

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How to Hire the Right Leadership Team for Your Startup

Lead Change Blog

Are you planning to start up a business with limited resources but wanting to hire the best people? Are you currently budgeting the overall cost of setting up your dream business but not wanting to compromise to hire the right team?

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How to Reduce Employee Turnover with 7 Critical Leadership Skills

Lead Change Blog

Poor leadership is often at the root of high employee turnover. In fact, according to a recent CMOE infographic , nearly 50 percent of employees were likely to leave their jobs if they didn’t feel recognized by their managers. Leadership Development Leadership retention

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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?

How To Gracefully Exit Your Leadership Position

Joseph Lalonde

Whether this position is within a business, non-profit, or a church, one day your time as a leader will come to an end. What do you do when your leadership position ends? Leaving a leadership position isn’t always easy. Or it could be you outgrew the leadership position.

How To Lead Through Personal Tragedy

Lead Change Blog

The enormity of being in leadership itself can be stressful. 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. Be Willing To Be Vulnerable.

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How to Communicate Remarkably Clear Leadership Expectations

Let's Grow Leaders

“These guys are seasoned managers, and these are fundamental leadership expectations. Shouldn’t they just know the right thing to do?” The post How to Communicate Remarkably Clear Leadership Expectations 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. Beat yourself up over… Continue reading → Humility Servant-leadership arrogance GrowthYou might be arrogant if you: Look down your nose on those you serve. Arrogance views others as burdens and irritations.

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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. Leadership Development Change Change Management

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How to Nurture Trust Between Managers

Leadership Freak

But how are you helping managers TRUST EACH OTHER? Elvis got… Continue reading → Teams Trust Leadership Development organizational successYou know the value of people trusting YOU. You aren’t done trust building until the people around the table trust each other.

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 Successfully Transition to a New Leadership Role 

Lead from Within

If you’re making the transition to a new leadership role, whether it’s in the same organization or somewhere new, it’s a challenging and important moment in your professional life. It’s an unfortunate truth that nearly half of leadership transitions fail.

How to Avoid Your Leadership Gap

Leading Blog

T HE GAP IN OUR LEADERSHIP arises as a result of the disconnect between how we think people are experiencing our leadership and how they are actually experiencing our leadership. And where we find that disconnect we limit or even derail our leadership potential.

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How To Sabotage Your Leadership

LDRLB

In my first real job after college, I went to work for a large, international firm. Because of its size, and my job, my first task was to report to a nondescript office building off a highway in New Jersey for three weeks of primary training.

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 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 Overcome Adversity in Your Leadership

Lead from Within

Leadership can be tough. It’s easy to think of the deviations and challenges as problems, but it doesn’t have to be that way. You can learn to view them instead as opportunities to learn and grow. Listen to others. Try not to repeat yourself.

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How to Find the Courage to Lead

Leadership Freak

There’s plenty of boldness in leadership. The greatest courage isn’t the courage to tell people what to do. It’s the courage to tell yourself what to do.… But, sadly, there’s too little courage.

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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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