• QASPIRE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2017
    [Leadership] Working Out Loud: Relationships and Legacy
    BONUS: Here’s a sketchnote on five elements of working out loud with insights by John Stepper: Collaboration Learning Sketchnotes collaboration john stepper Leadership learning purpose simon terry working out loudLast week was celebrated as International Working Out Loud Week. For those of you who are new to this, Working Out Loud is a practice of sharing your work/work in progress with a relevant community to enable learning and collaboration.
  • KEVIN EIKENBERRY  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2017
    [Leadership] Giving Remote Leaders the Tools to Succeed
    While you have to master all the leadership skills, you have do it with less interaction with your team, making the job even more challenging. The post Giving Remote Leaders the Tools to Succeed appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Development remote leadership on demand learningLeading is hard. Leading remotely is even harder.
  • LEADERSHIP FREAK  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2017
    [Leadership] Secret Sauce: A Chief Operating Officer Didn’t Get Promoted
    I invite leaders who I admire to share real world… Continue reading → Failure Secret Sauce Success Leadership Development leadership journeyIf promotion or advancement didn’t work out for you, the practical lessons in this post are for you. Welcome to “Secret Sauce Sunday.”
  • ERIC JACOBSON  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017
    [Leadership] Soliciting Feedback As A Leader
    Van Rooy Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Soliciting FeedbackGetting feedback is an important way to improve performance at work. But sometimes, it can be hard to seek out, and even harder to hear. Feedback is all around you. Your job is to find it, both through asking directly and observing it,” says David L. Van Rooy, author of the book, Trajectory: 7 Career Strategies to Take You From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be.
  • LEADERSHIP FREAK  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017
    [Leadership] Solution Saturday: Harassing Naughty Employees
    What would you suggest to employees who have been misled by leadership-type coaches…grossly…for… Continue reading → Coaching Solution SaturdayDear Dan, I know you are a coach and proponent for encouraging people to receive help from mentors and coaches.
  • ERIC JACOBSON  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017
    [Leadership] Thank-A-Thon And Other Ideas For Nonprofit Fundraising
    Donating Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Laurence A. Pagnoni Nonprofit Nonprofit LeadershipIf you serve on a nonprofit Board, are the executive director for a nonprofit, or are responsible for raising funds for your nonprofit, The Nonprofit Fundraising Solution , book by Laurence A. Pagnoni is a must-read for you.
  • LEADING BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017
    [Leadership] 4th and Goal Every Day
    How might some of these concepts play out in your leadership and impact your team or organization? One reason a player was offered a scholarship at Alabama is that he knows how to bounce back up and take some mental grinding. * * * Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. * * *. O VER THE LAST DECADE, University of Alabama’s Nick Saban—one of college football’s winningest coaches— has produced four national championships.
  • LEADERCOMMUNICATOR  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017
    [Leadership] Weekly Round-Up: 4 Tips for Public Conversations, Not so Trivial Leadership Actions, Use Email Efficiently, Leadership Habits, & Tips for Improving Your Apologies
    Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts. Leaders: 4 Tips for “Grocery Store Conversations” By Bobby Dodd ( @ bobby__dodd ), The Educational Leaders “While you can’t predict questions or are aware of every rumor, you should always take precautionary steps when approaching the ‘grocery store conversations’…”. Weekly Round-Up
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017
    [Leadership] How to Excel at Both Strategy and Execution
    For decades, we’ve often thought of leadership profiles in unique buckets—two popular varieties were the “visionaries”, who embrace strategy and think about amazing things to do, and the “operators”, who get stuff done. Leadership development Strategy execution Digital ArticleAdam Pretty/Getty Images.
  • LEADERSHIP FREAK  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017
    [Leadership] How to Lead Conversations that end with Vitality
    Practice: While… Continue reading → Coaching Values LeadershipYou beat yourself up. So do the people around you. Don’t climb in a hole and pull dirt in on yourself. Maybe it’s time to throw dirt out of the hole!
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017
    [Leadership] Why the Entire C-Suite Needs to Use the Same Metrics for Cyber Risk
    It also helps leadership communicate with confidence during a real incident both internally to senior executives and members of the board and externally to customers, outside counsel, insurance companies, regulators, and law enforcement. Harry Haysom/Getty Images. When it comes to cybersecurity, the chains of communication that exist within an organization, if they exist at all, are often a mess.
  • LEAD CHANGE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017
    [Leadership] Lessons I learned from Adversity
    Personal Development Leadership Development Values Authentic“The best education we can ever receive is from the University of Adversity. It’s the only institute of learning that rewards us when we fail.”. Jason Versey, A Walk with Prudence. With the hectic pace of today’s world, we easily get caught up in the busyness of life. We are forever stressed, overwhelmed, and running errands, attending to work, rushing to office, stuck in traffic jams.
  • JOSEPH LALONDE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2017
    [Leadership] 3 More Reasons Your Leadership Is Ineffective
    But what causes this leadership ineffectiveness? Previously, I’d shared 5 reasons your leadership is ineffective. These reasons are still valid for ineffective leadership. Lack of communication, listening, follow through, vision casting, and influence impacts leadership negatively. However, there are more reasons why your leadership is ineffective. Today’s article will look at 3 more reasons your leadership is ineffective.
  • ERIC JACOBSON  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017
    [Leadership] The Book For Nonprofit Leaders
    Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Nonprofit Nonprofit Leadership Peter F. If you lead a nonprofit organization, the one hour it will take you to read Peter F. Drucker's book called " The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization " will be well worth it. This book may fundamentally change the way you work and lead your organization.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017
    [Leadership] Figure Out Your Company’s Make-or-Break Strategic Problems, Then Use Small Teams to Solve Them
    When companies do find a way to recapture the insurgent energy of a start-up, it’s usually because leadership has emphasized two things. ” Changing leadership behaviors like this is a major part of making micro-battles work. The biggest challenge for leadership is stepping back and letting it happen. rosmaro/Getty Images. Can a large incumbent company rediscover how to act like an agile start-up?
  • LEADERSHIP FREAK  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017
    [Leadership] How I Drained the Power from a Great Question
    Bill illustrated his… Continue reading → Curiosity Questions Leadership DevelopmentBill said, “I remember you asked a really powerful question. I felt the energy go up.” He was reflecting on a coaching conversation I had with him and Kevin months ago.
  • LEAD CHANGE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017
    [Leadership] Are You a Windshield or a Rear-View Mirror?
    Have you ever wondered why certain leaders generate great performance and others seem to flounder or fail in their leadership influence? It all comes down to opposite leadership styles: Windshield Leadership vs. Rear-View Mirror Management. Windshield leadership is quite the opposite mindset. By being a proactive leadership approach, this style of leadership coaches people up and ensures they too can foresee the hazards ahead.
  • LEADING BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
    [Leadership] What Are Good People?
    Anthony Tjan, author of Good People says, “ Pursuing goodness in yourself while surrounding yourself with good people is the only leadership decision that really, truly, matters. Learn to balance the tensions that exist in leadership Good people aren’t situational but seek to do good at all times. Goodness come from building it in yourself and inspiring it in others. * * * Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. * * *.
  • ERIC JACOBSON  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
    [Leadership] How To Lead Your Boss
    Effective Leadership Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Lead Your Boss Leadership Leadership Books Mindy MackenzieThe Courage Solution , a book by Mindy Mackenzie , is all about the simple truth that the only thing you can reliably change or control is yourself. 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.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
    [Leadership] Can You Be a Great Leader Without Technical Expertise?
    Over the last year, I’ve been working with a group at the University of Texas thinking about what leadership education would look like for our students. There is broad consensus across many schools that teach leadership education about the core elements of what leaders need to know. Leadership in construction, semiconductor fabrication, consulting, and retail sales all require a lot of specific knowledge. Leadership Business education Digital Article
  • ERIC JACOBSON  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
    [Leadership] Ideal Company Culture Guidelines
    Company Culture Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Good Culture Leadership"The clearer your company culture, the less likely it will be hijacked by the weaker personalities in your team," explains Mary Christensen , author of the book, Be A Network Marketing Leader. "A A few guidelines will ensure a level playing field for all team members as they pursue their individual goals." Christensen's recommended eight guidelines are: We respect each other. We support each other.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
    [Leadership] 3 Changes Retailers Need to Make to Survive
    By taking this approach, Amazon can improve its processes swiftly and the company’s senior leadership stays in touch with what’s happening on the front line. Danita Delimont/Getty Images. Few industries are being disrupted as drastically as the retail industry. Pioneers of new business models, such as Alibaba and Amazon, are launching innovations in rapid succession, such as voice ordering and real-time pricing, while simultaneously building scale and driving down costs.
  • LEADING IN CONTEXT  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
    [Leadership] Untangling (Social and Mainstream) Media Ethics
    Today, I'm sharing resources for understanding the ethical responsibilities of media leadership. Complexity Context Ethical Leader changing leadership expectations complexity and leadership ethical media leadership social media ethicsBy Linda Fisher Thornton Anyone can post content on social media.
  • EXECUPUNDIT  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
    [Leadership] Speech
    I spoke about leadership to their last conference but they are gluttons for punishment and so invited me back. I am speaking to the Arizona Association of Counties Conference on "Ethics and Diversity." Should be fun
  • RON EDMONDSON  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
    [Leadership] 8 Questions about Church Revitalization
    Obviously, Jesus is the leader, but did they want to rely on my leadership as I yielded to God’s leadership? What leadership areas did you focus on first once you arrived in your new role? Church Revitalization LeadershipI was interviewed by someone who is considering church revitalization for his next ministry assignment. My answers are not formalized – it was a casual conversation, but I figured someone else might have the same questions.
  • LEADERSHIP FREAK  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
    [Leadership] 7 Ways to Practice Accountability With Heart
    You elevate your leadership when you express your heart. You project strength when… Continue reading → Accountability Leading Marks of leaders Personal Growth Taking others higher Leadership Leadership DevelopmentWeak leaders hide from heart. All they care about is the bottom line. Heart is the strongest thing about you.
  • LEAD CHANGE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
    [Leadership] 4 Ways to Promote Productivity
    defined leadership as “the process of influencing people to direct their efforts towards the achievement of group goals.” Below are some of the aspects that demonstrate how good leadership can promote productivity in the organization: Goals. The employees look up to the leadership of the organization to set goals for them and stir them towards achieving them. Moreover, the kind of leadership also affects the interpretation of the message you are sending.
  • JOSEPH LALONDE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2017
    [Leadership] Why I Write On Leadership And Entertainment
    But do If you listen to conventional leadership wisdom, there’s two things that don’t go hand in hand. Those two things are leadership and entertainment. So many of the big named personal development and leadership bloggers strongly discourage readers from partaking in watching TV, going to the movie theater, listening to music, and other forms of entertainment. All of this was eschewed for the consumption of leadership and personal development materials.
  • STEVE FARBER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
    [Leadership] Building an extreme leadership garden with like-minded friends
    If only Herr Johann were alive today and could join us in San Diego for the Extreme Leadership Experience ! This event will be part seminar, which means everyone will learn practical, applicable information about implementing or improving the tenets of Extreme Leadership. Events Extreme Leadership coaching events extreme leadership steve farber
  • SURVIVING LEADERSHIP  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
    [Leadership] I hate your sunshine.
    Leadership styles aren’t immune from this, either. That whole credibility issue leadership seems to have in so many organizations can be tied to our inability to recognize how our people actually feel about things that are going on at work. As soon as leadership recognizes that, we’ll be in a better position to build trust and credibility with our teams.
  • RAPIDSTART LEADERSHIP  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
    [Leadership] Leading Virtual Teams: 12 Powerful Ways to Lead a Team You Can’t See
    Raise your leadership game. Communicate RapidStart Leadership Blog Written Blog communication leadership leading virtual teams teambuilding virtual teamsHow do you lead a team that’s not there? It’s hard enough to be a good leader when your teammates are in the same room. But what about when they aren’t even in the same time zone? When you can’t look someone directly in the eye, things get much more challenging. Yet leading virtual teams is the future.
  • KEVIN EIKENBERRY  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
    [Leadership] Overcoming Office Politics – Remarkable TV
    The post Overcoming Office Politics – Remarkable TV appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Every office has its fair-share of politics – it’s one of the areas where we receive the most questions and it’s the topic of some of our most popular webinars. And while I can’t necessarily help how others respond to office politics (at least not in a 4-minute video), I can help YOU! Check out […].
  • LEADERSHIP FREAK  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
    [Leadership] How to Maximize the Seven Levels of Leadership
    7 levels of leadership: #1. Roots of belief: Someone saw something in you that inspired you to… Continue reading → Humility Marks of leaders Personal Growth Success Taking others higher Growth Leadership Leadership DevelopmentLeaders rise or fall at points of execution and completion. Believe you can make a difference.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
    [Leadership] The New Merchants of Data: Creating a More Equitable Exchange of Data Between Digital Businesses and their Customers - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM MICROSOFT
    Most of all, it requires fearless leadership to challenge the convention, to rise above the noise, to look left when others are looking right, and to have the foresight and empathy to see through the souls of your customers, by showing up where they are and delivering unforgettable experiences. In his book “Who Owns the Future?”
  • TANVEER NASEER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
    [Leadership] Understanding The Real Drivers Of Employee Engagement
    It’s a common fact of leadership today that if you want to improve productivity and fuel organizational growth, you need to make sure your employees are engaged at work. This conundrum serves as the basis of my conversation with fellow leadership expert and NYT bestselling author, Kevin Kruse. Currently, Kevin serves as the Founder and CEO of LEADx, an online leadership learning platform that offers free leadership development to leaders around the world.
  • JESSE LYN STONER BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
    [Leadership] Leadership of the Future: #Podcast Interview With Futurist Bob Johansen
    In this 25-minute podcast interview, I had the pleasure of talking with futurist Bob Johansen, Distinguished Fellow of the Institute for the Future about leadership of the future. We discussed the forces most likely to disrupt organizations and what will be required of leadership – topics he addresses in his fascinating new book The New […].
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
    [Leadership] Managers Aren’t Doing Enough to Train Employees for the Future
    Just 8% report having the opportunity to develop necessary leadership and management skills. Employees reported feeling more supported by their supervisor when they were provided with opportunities to develop the technical, management, and leadership skills they believe they will need in the future and when there was an explicit expectation that they participate in job-related skills training and career development activities. Keystone France/Getty Images.
  • GREAT LEADERSHIP BY DAN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
    [Leadership] Great Leaders Stand Up and Take Responsibility
    This incident will test your true leadership ability to remain calm, rational, and to demonstrate your ability to take charge under pressure. They act with a “compassionate leadership” style. He is the author of “ Found Treasure Gems of Great Leadership and Personal Skills ”, designed to help readers build their leadership skills, learn to make informed choices and shape their personal brand.
  • LEAD CHANGE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
    [Leadership] Create a Strategy for Creating a Strategy
    Leadership Team Dynamics Strategy Teamwork VisionIn the competitive marketplace, a leader has the challenge to lead an organization to help it achieve their goals. Every company is competing for market shares, customers, and suppliers. Each year, they are challenged by their stakeholders to do better than they did the prior year. To succeed, a leader needs to focus on business as usual and at the same time spend time thinking about the future.
  • LEAD FROM WITHIN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
    [Leadership] The 4 Powerful Conversations that Will Improve Your Leadership
    Everyone I know in leadership has more to do then they have hours in the day. It’s understandable that when you have too much to do, you do what comes easily, but that impulse doesn’t lend itself to great leadership. People go into leadership because they are visionaries and motivators, and they should be creating leaders among their team members instead of putting out fires and staring at spreadsheets all day. A Leadership Manifesto: A Guide To Greatness.
  • NEXT LEVEL BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2017
    [Leadership] Why You Need to Be Bored (and How to Be That Way)
    This topic is on my mind because of a video conference I had last week with a group of executives who were finishing one of our multi-month leadership development programs. When was the last time you were bored? I’m willing to bet that you can’t remember. If I’m right, it’s because, in 2017, no one ever has to be bored. That smartphone super computer you carry around in your pocket guarantees it. Don’t know what to do next?
  • N2GROWTH BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Leadership] Apple’s Latest Diversity Report A Big “So What”
    Corporate Culture Culture Jim Kerr leadership N2growth Talent ManagementLast week, Apple released its latest Diversity Report. Apple claims that from July 2016 to July 2017, half of its new hires in the U.S. were from historically underrepresented groups in tech (including black, Hispanic, Native American, Native Hawaiian & women). . In the U.S.,
  • LEADING BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Leadership] The Leadership Triangle
    The elite of higher education would have us believe that leadership can be taught, especially if you are one of the privileged attending classes at a top tier university offering courses in leadership. Either way, we assume that leadership is dependent on personality traits and/or skills. Leadership is surely more complicated than that. We examine their leadership and develop theories about their strategies, their skills, and their personality traits.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Leadership] Executives Fail to Execute Strategy Because They’re Too Internally Focused
    There are many explanations for this abysmal failure rate, but a 10-year longitudinal study on executive leadership conducted by my firm showed one clear reason. A full 61% of executives told us they were not prepared for the strategic challenges they faced upon being appointed to senior leadership roles. Taking on broader leadership roles usually results in greater insularity for leaders. For many leaders, the taxing nature of enterprise-level leadership is too great.
  • LEADERSHIP FREAK  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Leadership] An Assessment Tool That Creates Conversation – Not Defensiveness
    You’re on the wrong track if you… Continue reading → Feedback Taking others higher Growth Leadership Development organizational successPerformance assessments – done well – inspire conversation. Done poorly, performance assessments invite defensiveness, excuses, posturing, and blame. The ultimate goal of assessing performance is growth.
  • MANAGEMENT EXCELLENCE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Leadership] Leadership Power-Up #2—Prepare Your Attitude Daily
    Leadership Leadership Power-Ups Leadership Power-Up Prepare Your Attitude Succeed DailyWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • LEAD CHANGE BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Leadership] Are You Crushing Your Employees?
    This behavior is a holdover from the days of Command and Control leadership. Check Your Leadership. Being more mindful of how our leadership impacts others and avoiding these spirit-crushing behaviors will help foster an environment where our people feel safe, appreciated, and free to give their all. Leadership Team Dynamics Management Leadership Development TeamworkI admit it.
  • KEVIN EIKENBERRY  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Leadership] Five Keys to Planning Better Virtual Meetings
    The post Five Keys to Planning Better Virtual Meetings appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Development facilitation meetings remote leadership virtual meetingsWhenever I ask groups about the effectiveness of the meetings they attend, the responses are dismal; and when those meetings are virtual, rather than in the conference room down the hall, they certainly aren’t better.
  • JOSEPH LALONDE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Leadership] Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Murder On The Orient Express
    A Reel Leadership Article Murder On The Orient Express tells the tale of the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh with an epic mustache). And quite a few leadership lessons in Murder On The Orient Express. Let’s dive into those leadership lessons and quotes! . Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Murder On The Orient Express. Great leaders deal with bad situations – A leadership lesson from Murder On The Orient Express Click To Tweet.
  • JOSEPH LALONDE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    [Leadership] Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Murder On The Orient
    A Reel Leadership Article Murder On The Orient Express tells the tale of the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh with an epic mustache). And quite a few leadership lessons in Murder On The Orient Express. Let’s dive into those leadership lessons and quotes! . Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Murder On The Orient Express. Great leaders deal with bad situations – A leadership lesson from Murder On The Orient Express Click To Tweet.
  • MANAGEMENT EXCELLENCE  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017
    [Leadership] Leadership Caffeine™—Natural Time
    Emerging Leaders Leadership Leadership Caffeine coaching Natural Time Natural Time and Leadership Development trainingWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • LEADERSHIP FREAK  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017
    [Leadership] Secret Sauce: Jenny Dearborn Chief Learning Officer of SAP
    I asked Jenny Dearborn, SVP and Chief Learning Officer of SAP, to talk about her secret sauce* – the principles and practices that guide her leadership. “It’s It’s my deepest responsibility to give purpose,… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Optimism Purpose Secret Sauce Growth Leadership Development
  • KEVIN EIKENBERRY  |  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017
    [Leadership] Wish You Could Tell Better Stories? Start Here.
    appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Development storytelling for leadersStory telling isn’t just for campfires and cocktail parties. Telling stories effectively is one of the most effective ways to communicate a message that has impact and is remembered. What communicator doesn’t want that? Today, I offer three resources in three different mediums, all designed to help.
  • LET'S GROW LEADERS  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017
    [Leadership] 5 Top Leadership Articles for the Week of November 6, 2017
    Each week I read leadership articles from various online resources and share them across social media. Here are the five leadership articles readers found most valuable last week. Top Leadership Articles confidence empathy employee engagement inspire model integrity leadership management own the ugly Tough ConversationsClick on the title of the article to read the full text. I have […].
  • LEADERSHIP FREAK  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017
    [Leadership] Cold Leaders Have a 1-in-2000 Chance to Make it to the Top 25%
    But what if… Continue reading → Coaching Influence Marks of leaders Personal Growth Success Taking others higher Growth Leadership DevelopmentI’m still grappling with the realization that kindness/warmth is inconvenient. I’d be kind if I had the time. Thankfully, when I work with people or organizations, they are my agenda.
  • RON EDMONDSON  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017
    [Leadership] 8 Killers of Motivation — and Ultimately Killers of Momentum
    Church Church Revitalization Leadership Organizational Leadership Team LeadershipLeaders need to remain motivated so they can help motivate their team. Leaders also need to be keenly aware of how motivated their team is at any given time. I have found over the years that regardless of how motivated I am if the people around me are unmotivated, we aren’t going to be very successful as a team.
  • LEADERSHIP FREAK  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017
    [Leadership] Accusations of Louis C.K.’s Sexual Misconduct are True
    Louis’ apology… Continue reading → Accountability Courage Leadership DevelopmentFive women accused comedian Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct. He’s the latest in a recent avalanche of accusations that began in October with Harvey Weinstein. Louis said, “These stories are true.”
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017
    [Leadership] How Coca-Cola, Netflix, and Amazon Learn from Failure
    Innovation Leadership Digital Articlechang/Getty Images. Why, all of a sudden, are so many successful business leaders urging their companies and colleagues to make more mistakes and embrace more failures? In May, right after he became CEO of Coca-Cola Co., James Quincey called upon rank-and-file managers to get beyond the fear of failure that had dogged the company since the “New Coke” fiasco of so many years ago.
  • LEADERCOMMUNICATOR  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017
    [Leadership] Weekly Round-Up: 10 Signs You’re Leadership Material, 5 Things Trustworthy Bosses Do, 5 Rules for Living & Leading, Collaborative Workforce, & Courageous Leadership
    Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts. Ten Signs You're Leadership Material – And Ten Signs You're Not By Liz Ryan ( @humanworkplace via @Forbes ), Forbes “It would be a shame for you to step into a leadership job that revolves around coaching, encouraging and reinforcing your employees if none of those activities appeals to you. Here are ten signs you're ready for a leadership job — and ten signs you're not…”.
  • LEADING BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017
    [Leadership] The Making of Theodore Roosevelt
    His journey is skillfully told in Theodore Roosevelt and the Making of American Leadership by Jon Knokey. He learned he could not and some valuable leadership lessons along the way. It was the most influential period in his leadership development. Theodore’s greatest leadership feat, and much more impressive than his charge on San Juan Heights, was that he understood where his followers were, and he led them from there.” T HEODORE ROOSEVELT was not a born leader.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017
    [Leadership] Corporate Learning Programs Need to Consider Context, Not Just Skills
    Spending on corporate learning, particularly leadership development, continues to increase at a staggering pace. According to one piece of research , spending on frontline leadership development alone increased by over 310% in a three-year period. Pat Canova/Getty Images. Despite the amount they invest in corporate learning, organizations continue to struggle to connect these programs with the day-to-day work of strategy execution.
  • LEADERSHIP FREAK  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017
    [Leadership] How Quick Answers Make Us Stupid
    … Continue reading → Curiosity Fear Personal Growth Growth Leadership Leadership DevelopmentLeaders who give quick answers end up surrounded by low-functioning sleepwalkers. Quick answers propagate shallow thinking, irresponsibility, and low engagement. The need for quick answers makes us fear the disruption of new thoughts.…
  • LEAD CHANGE BLOG  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017
    [Leadership] Be the Water, Not the Dam
    Approaching life, love, and leadership like it’s an ice cream parlor that offers at least 31 flavors—and maybe more—has made my life richer. Making room in our heads and hearts for those 31+ flavors of life, love, and leadership makes us compassionate and successful. Leadership Personal DevelopmentSomething incredibly addictive and seductive happens when we change someone’s mind. We want to do it again and again. It’s lovely having so many people aligned with our beliefs.
  • JOSEPH LALONDE  |  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2017
    [Leadership] Leaders & Decision Making: How It Can Badly Impact Others
    This Unseen Influence Can Ruin Everything “Leadership is influence. This is leadership guru John Maxwell’s simple, core definition for what leadership is. Nothing more. Nothing less”. It applies in any context like work, family, ministries, and organizations. I don’t know about you but I find the idea of influence and impact to be highly energizing. Who doesn’t want to see their life have influence and impact? Image by Rhys Asplundh.
  • RAPIDSTART LEADERSHIP  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017
    [Leadership] Everyday Winners – How to Build Mental Toughness One Day at a Time
    Raise your leadership game. Learn Concepts Motivation RapidStart Leadership Blog Written Blog build mental toughness goal setting self-improvement self-respect TrustHow do you win the daily struggle to get out the door? Temperatures have been dropping lately. Now it takes more effort to get out the door for my morning run. Yesterday I had to analyze the weather. Contend with warm clothing decisions. Wrestle them all on. Shiver through the first mile until the blood started to flow.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017
    [Leadership] Your Strategy Should Be a Hypothesis You Constantly Adjust
    Bob Lutz, who held leadership roles at General Motors, BMW, Ford, and Chrysler, describes a “reign of terror” that had long prevailed at VW. Jonathan Knowles/Getty Images. The widely accepted view that strategy and execution are separable activities sets companies up for failure in a fast-paced world. One of us (Paul) is a strategy scholar and economist; the other (Amy) studies organizational behavior and operations management.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017
    [Leadership] Research: Becoming a Manager Increases Men’s Job Satisfaction, But Not Women’s
    Who wouldn’t want a promotion, particularly to a role with leadership responsibilities? HBR Staff. It’s hard to argue against more power and more pay. And indeed, promotions to managerial roles are typically associated with an increase in job satisfaction.
  • LET'S GROW LEADERS  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017
    [Leadership] One Awful (but Common) Leadership Practice and What To Do Instead
    It’s nearly a leadership cliché: “Don’t bring me a problem without a solution.” Communication Energy & Engagement Results & Execution Winning Well coaching critical thinking leadership management problem solving relationships resultsYou’ve probably been on the receiving end of a harried manager barking these words at you. You may even have said them yourself. I’ve delivered many keynote programs and […].
  • ERIC JACOBSON  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
    [Leadership] How To Run Meetings That Work
    Eric Garton Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Leading Meetings Meetings Michael MankinsHere are some great tips from authors Michael Mankins and Eric Garton about how to run meetings that work : Be sure a meeting is appropriate. Meetings are great for gathering input and coming to a group decision. They aren't so good for drafting a strategy document, for example. Ensure a meeting is the best way to get the job done. Set a clear -- and selective -- agenda.
  • IN THE CEO AFTERLIFE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
    [Leadership] Ditching the Corner Office for Good
    Some of that contentment I attribute to the social network where I have shared my experiences in blogs on leadership and strategy. Six years ago, Fortune Magazine published my reflections on my rise to the corner office, my life as a CEO and how I coped with the years that followed my exit from the corporate throne. I’ll cut to the chase; my days in the CEO afterlife are as fulfilling as ever.
  • IN THE CEO AFTERLIFE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
    [Leadership] Living the CEO Afterlife
    Beyond my recreational life (weapons of choice being a tennis racquet and a pickle-ball paddle – on a good day I use both), I’m writing about business leadership, branding and life. In addition, they relish in their leadership role and the power that goes with it. Those who follow my blog have an idea of how I’m spending my time as a retired CEO. I’m working – not for money, for fun.
  • LEADING BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
    [Leadership] Let’s Go Invent Tomorrow
    Let’s Go Invent Tomorrow will help “form the mind and shape the soul.”. * * * Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. * * *. L ET'S GO INVENT TOMORROW is a collection of 365 quotes on business and life from Richard Branson, Sergey Brin, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Jack Ma, Elon Musk, Larry Page, Carlos Slim, Oprah Winfrey, and Mark Zuckerberg. Some are inspiring, and most are thought-provoking.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
    [Leadership] What Trump’s Campaign Speeches Show About His Lasting Appeal to the White Working Class
    What we found shows a consistent approach to leadership communication. hbr staff/belterz/Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. The enduring loyalty of many U.S. white working-class voters to President Trump has puzzled some political pundits. A Quinnipiac University poll suggests that as of October 11, 55% of white people without college degrees approved of Trump’s handling of his job, compared with 38% in the total population.
  • MANAGEMENT EXCELLENCE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
    [Leadership] Leadership Power-Up #1—Pay it Forward
    Leadership Leadership Power-Ups Leadership Power Ups Pay it ForwardWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • LEADING IN CONTEXT  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
    [Leadership] Adaptation and Controlling Leadership Can’t Coexist
    Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking ethical leadership ethical thinking ethics blog positive leadership systems thinkingBy Linda Fisher Thornton Leaders who solve complex problems need a special blend of qualities - the curiosity to untangle the variables, the persistence to keep trying, and the openness to change beliefs and strategies as answers emerge from the chaos. .
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
    [Leadership] We Interviewed 57 Female CEOs to Find Out How More Women Can Get to the Top
    Organizations should intervene to identify and develop promising future talent early in their careers, helping women broaden their skills by providing access to operating roles and leadership opportunities, both horizontal and vertical moves, in core business functions. ” Studies show that women are more likely to be selected for senior leadership roles when the position is associated with a state of crisis or high risk of failure. Gender Leadership Digital Article
  • LEAD CHANGE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
    [Leadership] A Time for Courageous Leadership
    The words came from the CEO of a Fortune 100 company at the company’s senior leadership retreat. But, this is not about President Trump or the congressional members who have been safely silent; it is about great leadership. We have a scarcity of people in leadership roles who choose rhetoric over valor and color their behavior with political convenience instead of standing up for what is morally right. Because a fundamental ingredient of business success is leadership.
  • RON EDMONDSON  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
    [Leadership] 7 Things Great Leaders Do: Advice For Today’s Young Leaders
    Recently I was asked to speak to a local youth leadership program on — well, it makes sense — leadership. Along the way I’ve observed a few things about leadership. Great leaders learn the words of successful leadership early. Soak up leadership principles. Church Church Planting Church Revitalization LeadershipThat’s what they are attempting to learn.
  • JESSE LYN STONER BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
    [Leadership] How to Keep Your Team Engaged With Meetings That Matter
    The post How to Keep Your Team Engaged With Meetings That Matter appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. How many of your meetings begin with people opening their laptops, ostensibly to take notes and reference documents. Most of us know they are really answering email, conversing on social media and cruising the Internet because we’re doing it too. How effective are meetings where less than half the people are paying attention at any […].
  • JOSEPH LALONDE  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
    [Leadership] Top 10 Blog Posts Of All Time On Joseph Lalonde
    Today, I want to share with you the top 10 leadership blog posts from my website. 10 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From The Intern. Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Disney’s Moana. 16 Leadership Lessons From Big Hero 6. 17 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Pixar’s Inside Out. 18 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Hidden Figures. 25 Leadership Quotes From Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership
  • LET'S GROW LEADERS  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2017
    [Leadership] Want a Tighter-Knit Team? Look to the Family For Inspiration
    Communication Winning Well communication Compassion connection guest post leadership relationshipsIt’s our pleasure today to bring you a guest post from Scott Mautz, author of Find the Fire: Reignite Your Inspiration and Make Work Exciting Again. Karin & David Believe it or not, we’re actually now spending more time with coworkers than family; […].
  • LEADERSHIP FREAK  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
    [Leadership] I Expected Growth to Go Easier
    I intensified my focus on personal growth and leadership development during the month of October. 7 surprising secrets of personal growth and development: Personal growth and leadership… Continue reading → Feedback Personal Growth Growth Leadership DevelopmentI expected things to go easier.
  • SURVIVING LEADERSHIP  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
    [Leadership] Five Years
    Because of this blog, I find myself far more engaged in what is going on in leadership and HR across all industries, which helps satisfy my natural curiosity. Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: blogging , gratitude , HR Blogs , human resources , leadership , WorkHuman , writing. Uncategorized leadership human resources HR Blogs WorkHuman writing blogging gratitudeFive years ago today, I started this blog. First of all…seriously?! Five freakin’ years?!
  • RAPIDSTART LEADERSHIP  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
    [Leadership] Building Influence – 6 Ways to Earn Respect
    Raise your leadership game. Learn Concepts RapidStart Leadership Blog Written Blog building influence earn respect humble leader leadershipWhat’s the secret to building influence? Becoming more influential is actually a pretty simple matter. But simple doesn’t mean easy. One evening not too long ago, someone gave me a brief demonstration of how to go about building influence, and showed that any of us can do it, if we are willing to make the effort. Is It Soup Yet?
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
    [Leadership] Is Execution Where Good Strategies Go to Die?
    When I conduct workshops with marketing and leadership teams on the design of strategic narratives , I’m often asked, “Should we include the sales teams?” VCG/Getty Images. Execution is an odd word. On the one hand, it means “the carrying out of a plan or course of action.” ” On the other, it means, “the carrying out of a death sentence.”
  • KEVIN EIKENBERRY  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
    [Leadership] Clock vs. Contribution Focus – Remarkable TV
    A recent comment by Lisa Bodell, my Remarkable Leadership Podcast guest, has gotten me seriously thinking about how we spend our time, and more specifically, how we can best spend our time. KevinEikenberry From This Episode: Listen to the Remarkable Leadership […]. The post Clock vs. Contribution Focus – Remarkable TV appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.
  • TANVEER NASEER  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
    [Leadership] What We Get Wrong About Authenticity In Leadership
    When it comes to improving the way we lead, there’s a number of approaches that have been championed by both leadership experts and researchers looking into understanding what makes someone a successful leader. One example of this is the idea that we need to be “more authentic” in our leadership. Of course, when it comes to core values in leadership, not surprisingly the values that come up are integrity, trust, and respect.
  • LEADERSHIP FREAK  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
    [Leadership] I Hung Up the Phone and Just Started Sobbing
    Jenny Dearborn, SVP and… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Humility Marks of leaders Personal Growth Taking others higher Growth Leadership Development organizational successI told Jenny Dearborn that our story is the answer. She told me about an unexpected conversation with a nine year old boy. He has dyslexia. So does Jenny.
  • GREAT LEADERSHIP BY DAN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
    [Leadership] Do you have these 5 leadership traits?
    Guest post from Ron Schutz : Confidence is my #1 trait for leadership as an entrepreneur. leadership traits Ron SchutzThere must be a proper balance of humility and belief in one’s talents. The excess of this is arrogance; the demonstration of pride! A simple reality could be, do people respect you and seek out your opinion or do they avoid you as much as possible? Prideful people turn others off. Confident people attract others to their strength. #2 2 Vision.
  • ERIC JACOBSON  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
    [Leadership] Today's Leadership Thought
    Today's Leadership Thought: "The ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve." - Albert Schweitzer. Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Leadership Management
  • LEAD FROM WITHIN  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
    [Leadership] Why Your Emerging Leaders Need Coaching
    Recently I gave a keynote at a company, and while I was there I overheard one of the senior leadership team members say he didn’t believe in coaching and that nurturing emerging leaders isn’t important to leadership development. Here are some of the areas where coaching is critical to leadership development: Self-identification of leadership. Emerging leaders need to develop and identify their own leadership framework. Leveraging their leadership gaps.
  • LEAD CHANGE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2017
    [Leadership] November Leadership Development Carnival
    Leadership Development Carnival! Leadership. Marcella Bremer of Leadership and Change Magazine provided Possibility-oriented Questions. Chris Edmonds of the Purposeful Culture Group contributed Culture Leadership Charge: Best. Neal Burgis of Burgis Successful Solutions submitted Catalyst Leadership for Creative Innovation. Susan Mazza of Random Acts of Leadership provided Have You Ever Felt Like a Fraud? Leadership.
  • MANAGEMENT EXCELLENCE  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
    [Leadership] First-Time Manager #14—Management Lessons Learned the Hard Way
    Emerging Leaders First Time Manager Series Leadership coaching feedback Management Mistakes talent developmentWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
    [Leadership] How to Work with a Manipulative Person
    During one client meeting I attended, an executive was making a report by phone while the rest of the leadership team was physically present. Tang Yau Hoong/Getty Images. Almost everyone who’s ever gone to work has had to deal with an office manipulator. Unfortunately, most employees hesitate to go public with their concerns.
  • N2GROWTH BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
    [Leadership] Time for a Brand Overhaul at Harley-Davidson
    Leadership harley davidson Jim Kerr leadershipHarley-Davidson announced its third quarter results last month and the news wasn’t great. Harley’s worldwide sales was down nearly 7%, while American retail sales slumped by over 8%. This all translated into about a 40% drop in profits as compared to the year-ago quarter. Prompting its CEO to comment in its earnings press release : “The continued weakness in the U.S.
  • LEADING BLOG  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
    [Leadership] Shake it Off
    Well you’re about to get a leadership lesson from a dog. Dogs are naturals at exhibiting the leadership they need to be leader of the pack. Take a leadership lesson from a dog. And shake it off. * * * This post is by Krissi Barr , CEO of Barr Corporate Success and co-author of The Fido Factor , a leadership book on the lessons learned from dogs. The Fido Factor is a fresh take on leadership that’s as powerful and practical as it is approachable and relatable.
  • LEADERCOMMUNICATOR  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
    [Leadership] Workplace Diet: Was Blind But Now I See (Because I Asked for Input)
    Things that are unknown to us yet obvious to others; an area of our leadership vision we’re not able to see. We all have them. Blind spots. Chances are most of us have friends who play the “truth teller” role with us. At work, that’s less likely the case. Very few of us are surrounded by people who tell us the truth no matter how painful the message might be. More likely, our peers, staff and sometimes even bosses shy away from having tough conversations.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
    [Leadership] The Common Traps of Working in Your Family’s Business
    Managing People Leadership Digital ArticlePat LaCroix/Getty Images. “What’s wrong — is the company going bankrupt? Are we being sold?” ” For Charlie, who had joined his family’s bakery business two years after getting his MBA and earning his stripes at another company, this question from the plant manager came out of the blue. He was eager to earn his colleagues’ respect, rather than relying on his family name to provide it.
  • ERIKA ANDERSEN  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
    [Leadership] Practical Magic
    I love this idea so much, because it captures one of the most powerful elements of good leadership, good partnership, and real innovation: believing that others can and will do things that you yourself are not capable of doing – and, sometimes, that are beyond your understanding. belief innovation leadership new ideas partnershipThe power of poetry is to use regular words to capture something rare. My son has always been a poet in that way, even as a little kid.
  • LEADERSHIP FREAK  |  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2017
    [Leadership] Lousy Leaders Enjoy Swinging the Stick of Accountability
    Their real question is, “How do I pressure resistant people into doing what I want… Continue reading → Accountability Growth Leadership Leadership DevelopmentLousy leaders enjoy swinging the stick of accountablilty. Ineffective leaders might ask, “How do I hold people accountable?”
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