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 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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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 Overcome Poor Presentation Skills

Coaching Tip

The higher you go up the corporate ladder, your technical skills become less important and your social skills become more important. If your operational management was in a technical area, you now have the ability to delegate the data gathering and analyzing tasks to others while it is your responsibility to educate the leadership of the organization and industry why, what and how action must be taken based upon what the analysis reports.

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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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 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?

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."

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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 REALLY Listen

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

My friend Jake said, “When someone tells me about a problem, I used to try to help them solve it. We believe that when someone shares a problem, the best response is to help them find a solution. Do you know how to REALLY listen? … The REAL listening skills.

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How to Have More Joy at Work

Let's Grow Leaders

They’d invited me to talk about “finding joy in your work,” a subject that’s at the core our entire Winning Well philosophy, but that I’m not usually invited to address head on. Then we went to the back porch to finish the “workshop.”‘

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 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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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.

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.

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 Respond to “We’ve Tried That Before”

Kevin Eikenberry

To be more effective leaders, we must understand the dynamics of change, why people (including ourselves) resist, and how to overcome that resistance. The post How to Respond to “We’ve Tried That Before” appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Development changeAs human beings, change is all around us; and as human beings, we resist change.

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.

How to Harness the Power of Your Intuition

Leading Blog

T HE SECRET to the visionaries we celebrate is that they made connections that others overlooked. They are smart people to be sure, but their A-ha moments come from “their prolonged practice of being curious, empathetic and imaginative.” More inclined to consume rather than create.

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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 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.

3 Tips on How to Become a Magnetic Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

I define magnetic leaders as those who appear to effortlessly attract talent that will stick around. I open my book, The Magnetic Leader: How Irresistible Leaders Attract Employees, Customers and Profits , with the results of a recent TinyPulse New Year Employee Report, where one thousand working Americans shared their workplace wishes for the New Year. The second most popular answer was to have their manager quit. Clearly some work needs to be done in this area.

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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 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 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 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 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 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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How to Lead a Change You Don’t Agree With

Kevin Eikenberry

Most people reading this are what I call a “manager in the middle” – you have a team that reports to […]. The post How to Lead a Change You Don’t Agree With appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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.”

Challenges for Founder Leaders and How to Make Things Easier

Leading Blog

Every decision, every responsibility seems to weigh heavily on their shoulders. But it doesn’t need to be that way! Does this mean that I need to surrender “my baby” to someone else? Members should be selected because they bring a range of skills to the table.

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 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 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 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 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.”

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

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