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Newly Promoted Manager? Here are 10 Must-Have Items for Your Survival Kit

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First, you need to be clear on your own leadership point of view—your values, beliefs, and desires for being a leader—for it is these ideals that will keep you grounded and motivated in your career. We all need a sage guide to help us on our leadership journey.

10 Ways to Thank Your Employees That Means Everything to Them But Costs You Little

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Communication Leadership Recognition Relationships Thank You ThanksgivingTelling an employee “thank you” is one of the most simple and powerful ways to build trust, yet it doesn’t happen near enough in the workplace.

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5 Ways You Undermine Trust in Your Leadership

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We are our own worst enemy when it comes to undermining trust in our leadership. You must be on guard to constantly protect and nurture the most prized possession of your leadership—trust. Five Ways We Undermine Trust in Our Leadership. For leaders, trust is a must.

What it Takes to be a Great Teammate

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To me, it looks like servant leadership in action. Teamwork Servant Leadership TeamsPhoto by Perry Grone on Unsplash. I was following the college baseball World Series a few weeks ago because my beloved Michigan Wolverines were in the final against Vanderbilt.

The 5 Most Critical Leadership Skills Needed in 2020

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Respondents were asked to identify the most critical leadership skills needed in their organization. Coaching —Top-down, autocratic leadership doesn’t fly in the 21st century. Photo by Lukas on Pexels.com.

Think You’re Wise in Your Own Eyes? 4 Steps to Develop Leadership Humility

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So how can we develop humility in our leadership? Therefore, they view their leadership as a responsibility to care for, nurture, and grow the organization and the people who comprise it. Authenticity Humility Leadership

Why Leaders Should Make Love The Top Priority

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Matt Tenney is the author of Serve To Be Great: Leadership Lessons from a Prison, a Monastery, and a Boardroom , and The Mindfulness Edge: How to Rewire Your Brain for Leadership and Personal Excellence Without Adding to Your Schedule.

5 Ways Servant Leaders Stand Out From The Crowd

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Let’s imagine for a moment that you are a scientist running a grand experiment on leadership. As Larry Spears observed in the book Servant Leadership in Action , listening is one of ten key characteristics of a servant leader. There is no one best leadership style.

New Year Resolutions Don’t Work – Do This 1 Thing Instead

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After all, as Trust Practice Leader for The Ken Blanchard Companies , co-author of our Building Trust training program, and author of this blog (not coincidentally named Leading with Trust ), trust is the philosophical foundation of my point of view on leadership and organizational effectiveness.

Strong Winds Make Strong Trees – 3 Ways to Develop Resilient Team Members

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Leadership Learning Management Performance Management Problem Solving Relationships Challenges Resiliency Strength TreesMy little tree growing strong without the help of a stake. A few years ago, my father-in-law passed away after a prolonged battle with cancer.

Show and Tell – A Game Leaders Need to Play

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Competence – Too often people stop focusing on their personal learning and development once they reach a leadership position. It’s important to not just stay up to speed on the technical aspects of your team’s work, but also on general leadership and management practices.

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The 4 Mindsets of High Performance Teams

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Our organizations are made up of teams in all forms—project teams, work groups, executive, and leadership teams. In 2017, The Ken Blanchard Companies, in partnership with Training Magazine , surveyed 1,300 people about teams and team leadership. Teams are everywhere.

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4 Principles for Building Trust in a VUCA World

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Everywhere you look in leadership circles it’s VUCA this or VUCA that. A recent internet search on “VUCA leadership” returned over 347,000 references! Steady, thoughtful, and predictable leadership builds trust.

4 Steps to Break Out of Your Leadership Prison Cell

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In the realm of leadership, some of us are career criminals doing hard time and the only life we know is within the four walls of our prison cell. There are ways you can escape from the prison of ineffective leadership practices, but it takes planning, patience, and perseverance.

Avoid the 1 Mistake Managers Make When Trying to be Fair

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Fairness Leadership Management FairI coached youth baseball for over 15 years, from five-year old kids to 14-year-old teenagers, and at least two things were common across all the age groups: 1) the kids always kept score, and 2) they were the first ones to remind me if I wasn’t being fair.

You Might Be A “Frankenboss” If…

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If any of these describe your leadership style, you might want to take a look in the mirror and examine the face that’s peering back at you…you might have bolts growing out the sides of your neck. Are driven by your ego – The heart of leadership is about giving, not receiving.

The X Factor of a Great Employee Experience

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It includes the training process, the daily work experience including the quality of the work environment and the technology they use, career growth, interactions with leadership and the organization’s policies and procedures, and eventually retirement or separation.

7 Ways to Tell If You’re a Boss or a Leader

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Seek out leadership training opportunities, find a mentor, and learning from others are all ways to get started. Leadership Management Relationships Toxic Leadership boss Leader Manager“You’re not the boss of me!”

3 Reasons to Apologize Even if You’ve Done Nothing Wrong

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Apology Communication Forgiveness Leadership Relationships Apologize“I’m not going to apologize because I didn’t do anything wrong!”

3 Reasons Why Leaders Should Pause and Take Notice

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Finally, noticing others keeps your leadership on course because you’re in tune with the needs of your team. That allows you to make leadership decisions based on what’s really going on versus what you think is going on. I have to admit, it’s easy for me not to notice.

Does Being a Naysayer Make You a More Powerful Leader?

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So, should you incorporate more negativity into your leadership style in order to become more powerful? Power accompanies leadership and it can be used in healthy and unhealthy ways. Attitude Communication Leadership Power Toxic Leadership Naysayer Negativity

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Confronting Poor Performance is a “Moment of Trust” – 5 Steps for Success

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Fumble the opportunity and you can expect to lose trust and confidence in your leadership. Did I provide the right leadership style? Challenging Conversations Communication Feedback Leadership Performance Management Relationships Trust Poor Performance

Rising Above the Mob: 5 Leadership Lessons from 1 Hawk and 3 Crows

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Don’t get distracted —Assuming your leadership behavior is driven by the right reasons, don’t get distracted by the critics in the mob and stay focused on your goals. Fear Leadership Relationships Servant Leadership Stress Success Teamwork

9 Warning Signs of a Failing Employee

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Attitude Commitment Communication Conflict Deception Emotions Engagement Leadership Management Performance Management Talent Management Firing an Employee Warning Signs of a Failing Employee“I’m sorry, we need to let you go.”. Oomph!

Unethical Leadership: Selective Respect

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Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking ethical leadership ethical leadership development ethics and leadership respecting differences respecting others unethical leadershipBy Linda Fisher Thornton We've seen selective respect too often.

Scaling Leadership

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T HE INEVITABLE CONSEQUENCE of leading in an increasingly complex world is that we will have developmental gaps in our leadership. The solution is to scale our leadership. Leadership must learn to scale itself, but not any kind of leadership will do.

Leadership Storytelling

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Here are some things I’ve learned about leadership storytelling. Leadership Storytelling. Ken Blanchard calls that your “leadership point of view.” ” Mark Deterding calls it your “leadership portrait.” Make storytelling part of your leadership toolkit. The post Leadership Storytelling appeared first on Lead Change.

Great Leadership Trains

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To get there, she knew she had to focus on growing her leadership skills. Within a couple of months, her boss had remarked about her growing leadership competencies and suggested she might be a prime candidate for a directorial position one day.

Humble Leadership

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We tend to fall back on transactional relationships and rule-based leadership. Edgar Schein and Peter Schein call this Level 1 based leadership. What they advocate in Humble Leadership is moving to and developing an organizational culture based on Level 2 relationships.

Scaling Leadership

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Or are you a High-Reactive leader, who practices leadership that cancels itself out and seriously limits scale? In their new book, Scaling Leadership , our sponsors, Bob Anderson and Bill Adams, provide a proven framework for magnifying agile and scalable leadership in your organization.

Baldheaded Leadership

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She was the chief operating officer of a large company, and this was the leadership conference for her company. ” As I listened to her powerful message, I thought about how great leadership needs to be totally real before it is attractively adorned; jarringly authentic, not just charmingly presented. Baldheaded leadership is genuine and trust-building. Baldheaded leadership is courageous and transparent. How would your leadership actions change?

How to Humanize Leadership

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Humanizing Leadership Mentors. During the book writing process, I reflected on the multitude of individuals who graciously shared their time, words, wisdom, and encouragement with me along my personal leadership journey. Humanizing Leadership Overcomes Outdated Organizational Views.

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January 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

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Welcome to the January Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, team building, and more. Jim Taggart of Changing Winds shared Creating Your Leadership Footprint through the Practice of LESS is MORE. Paula writes: “Leadership takes place at all levels of an organization, not just the C-Suite.

Leadership Lessons from Great Teachers

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Here are some leadership rules derived from how great teachers work. Here are two more leadership rules based on the example of great teachers. You will do better at teaching and leadership if you set clear and memorable expectations. You will do better at teaching and leadership if you challenge people to achieve the great things that you know they’re capable of. Leadership lessons don’t just come from leaders.

Next Level Leadership

Kevin Eikenberry

You’ve been in a leadership role for a while. The post Next Level Leadership appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional DevelopmentYou may even be leading other leaders.

Small Acts of Leadership: 50 Ways to Become More Influential

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Opportunities to influence others are all around us; it's the small acts of leadership that can have the biggest impact; here are 50 ways to get started. The post Small Acts of Leadership: 50 Ways to Become More Influential appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From 1917

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. That’s saying a lot as Pam and I have seen a lot of […] The post Quotes And Leadership Lessons From 1917 appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Reel Leadership

What’s Your Leadership Wake?

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What Is A Leadership Wake? . Your leadership wake creates a chain reaction that is felt throughout your team. The post What’s Your Leadership Wake? Leadership nonverbal communication impact influence leadership effectivenessThe term wake is a boating term that refers “to the trail of disturbed water that is left as a boat moves in the water.”

Leadership & Motivation

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One key aspect of leadership that people often skip over is motivation. Self Leadership challenge Elon Musk Leadership Leadership Development motivation Purpose Self-motivation VisionEven if it is mentioned, the description lacks depth and useful tools.

Ignite Your Leadership Expertise

Joseph Lalonde

Nathan recently released his first book on Amazon, Ignite Your Leadership Expertise. His insights into leadership and what you can do without a title are inspiring. Interviews expertise grow your leadership ignite your leadership expertise interview Nathan Magnuson title

The Art of Servant Leadership

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Listen to an hour-long conversation with Art Barter, author of The Art of Servant Leadership II , and learn how to transform your business to a servant-led organization that prioritizes integrity over profitability and never-ending quests to accumulate power.

November 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

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Welcome to the November Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, motivation, productivity, and more. Jim Taggart of Changing Winds shared Leadership Mumbo Jumbo: Are You Communicating Clearly to Your Followers? Jim explains: “Don’t engage in leadership mumbo jumbo. Jon Mertz of Thin Difference shared Betterment – A New Leadership Calling.

The Leadership Killer

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T HE LEADERSHIP KILLER is in all of us, all of the time, just waiting to strike. In The Leadership Killer , Bill Treasurer and Captain John Havlik expose the leadership Killer. It has killed more leaders than any other leadership flaw.