How to Reduce Employee Turnover with 7 Critical Leadership Skills

Lead Change Blog

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. Let’s dig into the leadership skills that managers can use to reduce employee turnover and enhance business results.

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Why You Want to Lead a Team with Transferable Skills and How to Build One

Lead Change Blog

When companies talk about talent development, retention, and succession planning, words like “cross-training,” “knowledge transfer,” and “redundancy” tend to crop-up. So why is it that when it comes to the hiring process, too many companies seem to overlook the value of transferable skills?

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How to Stop Micromanaging

Kevin Eikenberry

When I ask people to list the qualities or characteristics of great leaders, I never hear “they are a micromanager.” No one wants to be micromanaged, and yet we all know what it is, which means that someone is doing a lot of it.

How to Hone Your Leadership Skills on the Road

Linked 2 Leadership

It’s nearly impossible to ignore the speeding drivers, eager to cut others off to gain a few feet of advantage on their commute. These motorists miss more than opportunities to slow down. Skills Learned on the Road. Translating Skills to Leadership.

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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 Prevent Redundant Performance Improvement Conversations

Great Leadership By Dan

To make sure you don’t have to have the same uncomfortable conversation twice, take a hard look at your approach. Ask yourself, as you read each of the questions below, are you equipping your employees to answer in the affirmative? Clarity: "I know exactly what to do."

Creativity: An Undervalued Leadership Skill

Lead Change Blog

There is much to be said about leadership, and there is no shortage of descriptive words one uses when talking about leaders – influential, dedicated, globally thinking, focused, etc. – but how often do we describe leaders as creative? Learn to step away and offer guidance and support.

Teach Millennials how to use their Power

Great Leadership By Dan

Millennials have the hunger and potential to become great leaders. But they lack fundamental leadership skills and don’t understand how to tap into them. The big question is… how ? Here are 4 ways to develop your millennial workers into leaders of the future.

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How to Get Promoted At Work: The ASK Strategy

Let's Grow Leaders

Getting promoted at works increases your responsibility, power and ability to grow as a leader. That’s why you need to build up a team of allies to help you gain promotion. Here are three specific allies you need to develop: Your Manager. Take Action To Get Promoted.

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How to Read Company Culture

Kevin Eikenberry

Today I’m answering a question from one of our viewers with four questions to ask yourself to know… How do you read company culture to see if you’re fitting in or not?

4 Quick Ways To Enhance Your Leadership Skills

Joseph Lalonde

Every leader should constantly be looking to enhance their leadership skills. That’s why you must continue to learn and expand your skills. We can quickly enhance our leadership skills by doing the following 4 things: 4 Quick Ways To Enhance Your Leadership Skills.

How to Excel at a Skill?

Self Help Zen

What do you need to excel at a skill? Too many people believe that to excel at a skill, they need to make revolutionary changes in the way they think, feel and behave. To excel at a skill, you need to make a small change but on consistent basis. To make a small change on a consistent basis, you need intentional focus and undivided attention to the task at hand. Small is easy to start. Small is easy to measure.

How to Win Influence and Keep It

Lead Change Blog

What he didn’t know was his power had been granted to him from the beginning. Anytime he wanted, the Battery could use his power to make things move. You see, unbeknownst to him, he had a limited supply that could not be replenished. A way to ensure the job gets done.

How to Lead When the Culture Shifts

Kevin Eikenberry

Sometimes I am asked questions in an email, in a workshop or after a keynote that cause me to pause and think before answering. The post How to Lead When the Culture Shifts appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

How to Become a More Effective Manager #WinningWell

Let's Grow Leaders

If you’re looking to buy them for your team, CEO Reads offers some great quantity discounts, and we would be happy to customize with a personalized template. What does it mean to Win Well? One manager wrote to David and said, “This is my life! How did you know?

How to Start Coaching Existing Team Members

Kevin Eikenberry

As a leader/manager/supervisor in an organization, part of your responsibility, obligation and an implied (if not stated) expectation is to be a coach. The post How to Start Coaching Existing Team Members appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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How to Influence Without Authority

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Back in the good old days, if you were in a position of authority, you could just announce what needed to be done and assume it would be carried out. It doesn’t work to say, “Do it because I told you so.”. Leading without relying on authority is a higher evolutionary skill.

How to Help a Task Master Focus on People

Let's Grow Leaders

I’m a ‘C’ on the DiSC assessment this just doesn’t come naturally to me. Now let me get back to work!” ” Of course, all this may be true, for you, or for a manager that you’re working to develop. “I’m just not a people person.”

How to Show Compassion and Get Results

Leadership Freak

Compassion, like all great virtues, requires insight to be practiced skillfully. People first: Compassion is a ‘people first’ approach to leadership. Done poorly, compassion prolongs weakness, propagates irresponsibility, and validates destructive behaviors. It’s… Continue reading → Leading

How to Drive Strategies By Assessing Your Company Capabilities

N2Growth Blog

Every company has a set of capabilities that, when properly leveraged, can serve to devastate the competition. So, it’s essential for leadership teams to pinpoint and honestly assess these capabilities. Forecasting Capabilities: How well does the leadership team know the industry?

How to Manage 5 Difficult Personalities at Work

Great Leadership By Dan

Charles Dickens said it best in his novel Dombey and Son : “…vices are sometimes only virtues carried to excess!” To understand the vice , and address it, we must examine the virtue first. Indeed, effective leaders learn to employ and mirror each style, like a chameleon.

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How To Implement Your Game Changing Ideas

Kevin Eikenberry

The post How To Implement Your Game Changing Ideas appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Development ideas innovationIt’s time, and you know it.

Unique Leadership Skills

Coaching Tip

What my research has revealed is that leaders of truly adaptive organizations possess a unique set of skills and thought processes, and simply being strong and successful is not an effective basis for leading and shaping an innovative organization," Dr. Fiona Kerr says. They are trustworthy, have the ability to make complex decisions, a high level of self-awareness, are able to regulate their emotions and stress, have good communication skills and combine analysis with intuitive reasoning.

How to Share Earth-Shattering News

Kevin Eikenberry

It is the leaders job to navigate in these waters and communicate about these events and outcomes; even if the message is unpleasant and uncomfortable. The post How to Share Earth-Shattering News appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

How to Connect with An Audience—It’s One of Your Most Important Leadership Skills

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Gary Genard: Perhaps the biggest public speaking mistake emerging leaders make is to focus on delivering information. But a leader never gives a speech to convey content. Instead, the aim should be to influence—and often activate—listeners. Your purpose, then, needs to inform all of your other choices when you speak. Your speech or presentation must have shape—in fact, you need to recognize that speaking is a strategic activity.

How to be a Chief Encouragement Officer

Lead Change Blog

I need to hang around you more often.”. Recently I realized that there are some particularly important requirements to feel empowered. To behave in an empowered way requires confidence. In order to gain confidence you have to at least feel hope and encouragement.

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How to Be Smarter Every Day

Kevin Eikenberry

Pretty much everyone I’ve ever asked about this would say they would like to be smarter. And that goal of being smarter, stated or not, is common regardless how confident people are, their level of self-esteem, and even their actual or perceived level of “smartness.”

How to Drive Productivity as a Leader

Lead Change Blog

While this is a self-evident truth, however, it is fair to say that many leaders and managers either misunderstand the nature of productivity or fail to adopt the necessary techniques to motivate their employees.

How to Be a Coaching and Mentoring Ninja

Next Level Blog

In both of those programs, the participants are expected to pair up with a peer colleague and spend 20 minutes a week coaching each other. What I want them to do is to take ten minutes each to ask their partner questions that get them off the dance floor and onto the balcony.

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How to Find Leadership Blindspots

Leading Blog

Those problems that are right in front of us that we fail to see. In Leadership Blindspots , author Robert Shaw make this important observation: “ Leadership strengths are often found in close proximity to blindspots. For instance a certain confidence may “push him or her forward in the face of uncertainty and adversity” to “see what is possible beyond what a realistic assessment would suggest is sensible.” To me a blindspot is a blindspot and needs to be uncovered.

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How to Be a Great Follower

Let's Grow Leaders

If your house is on fire, you want to know there’s someone calling the shots. More importantly, you pray for a team of strong, skilled, and courageous followers. My husband’s a firefighter, he knows the life and death importance of following well.

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How to Share Bad News Without Demotivating Your Team

Kevin Eikenberry

If you have been leading for very long, you’ve had bad news to deliver to someone or to your entire team. The post How to Share Bad News Without Demotivating Your Team appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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The Art of People: 11 Simple People Skills That Will Get You Everything You Want

Kevin Eikenberry

You need to interact, engage and build relationships with them. You want them to follow you, understand you and sometimes help you. Some of the most important books ever written talk about the art of people – and give us ideas about how to interact […].

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. However, change is one five letter word that often strikes fear into teams and employees.

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. Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. And he was willing to go to great lengths to prepare.

How to Become an Industry Leader

Linked 2 Leadership

It’s hard to get ahead with today’s tough competition. To position yourself as an industry leader, you need a solid online presence to prove that you’re knowledgeable. Here are some ways to increase your exposure and earn your place as an authority figure in your field. EntrepreLeadership Interpersonal Skills Leadership Development Leadership Online Presence

The Power of a Minute: How to Get More Out of Every Minute In Your Day

Kevin Eikenberry

The post The Power of a Minute: How to Get More Out of Every Minute In Your Day appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Development one minute productivity time management

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Six Kinds Of Procrastinators, and How to Help Them Deliver

Lead Change Blog

In college I used to put off studying, often until the night before the exam. Not even because I had more interesting things to do. It may be easy to jump to the conclusion that procrastinators are lazy or lack discipline.

How to build your skills in 5 steps – pdf

Talent Technologies

How to build your skills in 5 steps We all want (and need!) to build skills from time to time. However, very few of us seem to follow a process or discipline when we do so. How to build your skills in 5 steps We all want (and need!) to build skills from time to time. However, very few of us seem to follow a process or discipline when we do so.

How to Become a Conscious Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

If you want to be a conscious leader you must master these. Move from drifting to committing No one has ever become a conscious leader without committing to being a conscious leader. For many, the commitment began months or years ago when one day (and then on many, many consecutive days) they committed to run a marathon. We commit to lose 10 lbs, to be a more present parent or to achieve our sales goals. The question, “How have I created this?”

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