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Six Strategies for Boosting Morale

Kevin Eikenberry

Consulting Speaking Training Products KevinEikenberry.com About Blog Home Blogs I Like Leadership Learning Subscribe Six Strategies for Boosting Morale by Kevin Eikenberry on November 1, 2010 in Leadership , Learning A participant from a workshop I led several years ago posed a question to me last week. While she shared more details, this is the crux of her question: “Currently low morale is my major issue. I know morale is important!

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October 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the October 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided 5 Ways to Shift from Coaxing to Coaching. Chris Edmonds of The Purposeful Culture Group provided Culture Leadership Charge: Good Comes First.

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Leadership and Work Teams

Great Leadership By Dan

If this premise and the figures above are accepted it would suggest that only 10% of team leaders are high performing, enabling their teams, whilst 40% of leaders are failing in their leadership tasks, whilst the remaining 50% are barely holding in there! Therefore, there is a need for a leader to have flexibility in leadership style to develop the most appropriate overall style for the team, adjusting it to meet the needs of individual team members. leadership Simon Mac Rory team

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The Magic Potion in Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Raghu Kalé: IS leadership overrated? Some folks manage to deceive themselves into believing that they are leaders. Leadership traits are the same; either you have them, or you don’t. The unusual part was in managing this crisis that attracted national headlines.

August 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the August 2017 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! Anne Perschel of Germane Coaching and Consulting provided Emotionally Intelligent Leadership – Unexpected ROI at Apex Corporation. Anne writes, “Apex Corporation began the journey to emotionally intelligent leadership fifteen years ago. Chris Edmonds of the Purposeful Culture Group contributed Culture Leadership Charge: WOW Your Customers.

How Morale Changes as a Startup Grows

Harvard Business

We found that one significant driver of employee happiness is the employee’s rating of management transparency, showing a stronger correlation with company culture then factors like benefits or work-life balance. What really matters here is the employee’s perception of how transparent management is. Afterward, management re-asked the staff to rate the company’s transparency. However, the caveat is that this is not driven only by manager-to-subordinate kudos.

Robert Iger's 20 Leadership Lessons

Leading Blog

After sharing a bit of his background, he quickly delves into his career beginning at ABC, and the lessons he’s learned and the principles that have guided him that help “nurture the good and manage the bad.”. What follows are 20 leadership lessons from the book but stripped of the stories that brought them to life. True authority and true leadership come from knowing who you are and not pretending to be anything else.

What’s Your Leadership Marque?

Lead Change Blog

Our world is saturated with advertising, marketing and branding, but are you missing the big picture? Thoughts of the Gettysburg Address, his leadership, which overcame many setbacks, or the fact that his quotes, are among the most famous in the world. Do your followers recognize you as a leader or a manager? This is simply brand recognition, and with each day and action you are further promoting your Leadership Marque. Leadership is about result, period.

Crisis Management Essentials

Tanveer Naseer

Daniel is the IBM Professor of Regulation and Competitive Practices at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the director of the Ford Motor Company Center for Global Citizenship. After reading his new book, Reputation Rules: Strategies for Building Your Company’s Most Valuable Asset , I invited Daniel to share his insights on crisis management and its impact on an organization’s reputation with my readers.

What’s Your Leadership Marque?

Lead Change Blog

Our world is saturated with advertising, marketing and branding, but are you missing the big picture? Thoughts of the Gettysburg Address, his leadership, which overcame many setbacks, or the fact that his quotes, are among the most famous in the world. Do your followers recognize you as a leader or a manager? This is simply brand recognition, and with each day and action you are further promoting your Leadership Marque. Leadership is about result, period.

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. – Creativity and Leadership. Although not often associated with leadership, creativity is a trait that modern leaders want to harness, as it is vitally important. It’s difficult to find the perfect balance between creativity and leadership. Micromanagement kills morale and imagination.

Healthy Habits Of Successful Leaders – An Expert Roundup

Joseph Lalonde

I asked each of these leaders a single question about healthy leadership: What healthy habits do you attribute to your success as a leader? Discover a healthy leadership habit of @MichaelHyatt at Click To Tweet. Check out these healthy habits of #leadership experts @MichaelHyatt, @MarkTimm, and @48DaysTeam Click To Tweet. Even if it’s walking to the local market for lunch, or parking further away in a parking lot. Leadership, above all, is about character.

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How to Retain your Star Employees

Great Leadership By Dan

In today’s low unemployment, employee-driven job market, employee retention is more important than ever! The obvious costs are hiring and training costs, but there is also lost opportunity, morale, reputation, customer relationships, and other intangibles that are harder to measure. If you’re faced with this kind of turnaround challenge, don’t let your HR manager talk you into doing an employee satisfaction survey. employee morale retention turnover

Putting your Employees First in the Hybrid World

Decker Communication

I’ve been lucky enough to manage people for most of my career. Every role over the next few decades involved people management. While I loved all my roles, one in particular really helped me grow as a leader — managing a call center in financial services.

Three Proven Reasons You Should Invest in Leadership Development

The Center For Leadership Studies

Managers just like you are putting their plans on pause, and training programs are often among the first line items cut. Some organizations view training—especially leadership development—as expendable. Strong Leadership Improves Your Bottom Line.

Flashback: Best New Leadership Book Of 2014

Eric Jacobson

Flashback to this post from early 2015 : After reading nearly 40 books about leadership released this year, my pick for the very best new leadership book of 2014 is, The Front-Line Leader: Building a High-Performance Organization from the Ground Up , by Chris Van Gorder.

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Flashback: Best New Leadership Book Of 2014

Eric Jacobson

Flashback to this post from early 2015 : After reading nearly 40 books about leadership released this year, my pick for the very best leadership book for 2014 is, The Front-Line Leader: Building a High-Performance Organization from the Ground Up , by Chris Van Gorder.

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Who’s Influencing Your Leadership?

Let's Grow Leaders

However independent minded you are, others influence your leadership approach. Choose your leadership influences carefully. The most important influence on your leadership is the people all around you. Use the final section of this article to find one new person to provide positive leadership influence. With the wrong influences, your leadership will never grow. Even worse, the constant doubts and negativity will undermine whatever leadership qualities you have.

The 3 Most Important Responsibilities of a Manager

Strategy Driven

As a manager, you will be expected to focus on the best ways to improve the business and make large profits during your tenure by finding new ways to increase your margins. One of the best ways that you can do this as a manager is to cut the running costs of the business. You can also encourage business growth by managing the marketing team and finding new ways to boost sales.

Self-Aware and Fluent Leadership

Coaching Tip

As it grows more multicultural, younger and more female , businesses are feeling the effects of "the power gap" the growing distance between frontline managers and workers from different backgrounds. Misunderstanding, miscommunication, missed opportunity and loss of market share. In fact, one common theme about fluent leaders is their astute sense of self and strong personal moral core. Leading from a Strong Moral Center. The workforce is rapidly changing.

Attitude Reflects Leadership

N2Growth Blog

While this sounds simple enough at face value, I have consistently found that one of the most often overlooked leadership attributes is that of a positive attitude. If you struggle with recruiting, team building, and leadership development you likely have a bad attitude. One thing that jumps out at me is that choosing to have a “bad&# attitude is the exact opposite of leadership–it’s about serving oneself.

Employee Empowerment: A Key Force in Leadership

Lead on Purpose

Perhaps a manager is present to take care of the problem, or maybe you have to wait for a phone call; either way, neither you nor the employee are pleased with the lack of progress during your interaction. Managers are asked to carry a lot of responsibility in the workplace. While this increase in work is often counteracted by increased pay and better hours, many managers continue taking on responsibilities rather than delegating them to workers, leading to gridlock.

Transforming Leadership And Trust In The Organization

Tanveer Naseer

When organizations were hidden behind opaque operational fronts and top-down, one-way marketing, a leader was expected to play the role of an omnipotent god. As recently as 2005 leadership theory talked about personality traits that leaders possessed, debated whether leaders are born or made and focused much of its work on how to identify and groom leaders so they can take over and lead those who worked for them. Everything was compartmentalized and everything was strictly managed.

The Flawed “Customer First” Focus (and Other Management Practices to Question)

Michael Lee Stallard

In his latest book, Under New Management , David Burkus challenges a number of conventional business practices. These practices include, but are not limited to: the “customer first” mentality, non-compete agreements, email, standard vacation policy, office design, annual performance appraisals, and even the need for managers. Under New Management is well worth reading. Management Focus on Employees First. Closing Your Company’s “Leadership Gap”.

Putting your Employees First in the Hybrid World

Decker Communication

I’ve been lucky enough to manage people for most of my career. Every role over the next few decades involved people management. While I loved all my roles, one in particular really helped me grow as a leader — managing a call center in financial services.

28 Leadership Development Recommendations for your Individual Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

Welcome to the September edition of the Leadership Development Carnival ! For this month’s edition, I asked an all-star cadre of leadership development bloggers, authors, and consultants to submit an answer to the following question: “We all know that individual development plans (IDPs) need to be tailored for each leader. Here’s why: “Most organizations see leaders'' as drivers of results - exceeding sales quotas, deepening market share, boosting profits, etc.

Debbie Laskey On Social Media, Brand Audits And Leadership Books

Eric Jacobson

Debbie Laskey has 15 years of marketing experience and an MBA Degree. She developed her marketing expertise while working in the high-tech industry, the Consumer Marketing Department at Disneyland Paris in France, the non-profit arena, and the insurance industry. Her expertise includes brand marketing , social media , employee engagement , leadership development , and customer experience marketing. Marketing options are greater than ever before.

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How Marketers Can Get More Value from Their Recommendation Engines

Harvard Business

Thoughtfully managed, recommendations can prove far more valuable to marketers than for the customers they ostensibly serve. Recommendation engines not only generate useful data for analyzing customer desires; they can be harnessed to make tactical and strategic recommendations for marketers. Think of an enterprise Netflix, Amazon, or Spotify for marketers; the same technology enhancing customer choice now empowers managerial decision. Data-Driven Marketing.

MOTIVATION AT WORK: How to walk those extra miles as a manager?

HR Digest

Management is nothing more than motivating other people–American automobile executive, Lido Anthony “Lee” Iacocca. What is makes organizations like Apple, Google, Facebook rule the market? The progress of an organization depends on their proper management.

How Good Are You in Managing Office Politics?

Coaching Tip

In today''s hyper-competitive job market, you have to be hardworking, smart and educated, but you also have to be politically astute. When you ask people how they achieve results within their organizations, they cite market analysis, strategic planning and brainstorming. There is the possibility for self-improvement for sure, but there is also the possibility for authentic leadership , not the kind that comes from the corner office, but that comes from your moral authority.

Manage The Challenges of Working In a Matrix

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Matrix organizations are becoming more common as organizations grow larger, become more complex, and/or enter global markets. Leadership In a Matrix. Everyone must provide leadership and assume responsibility for success. Old school hierarchical thinking will create a misaligned organization with low morale and low productivity. Conflict between line managers and functional managers erupts around prioritizing projects and allocating resources.

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Jim Hunter – Servant Leadership Interview Series

Modern Servant Leader

We continue the servant leadership interview series with a real treat. I was honored to have Jim Hunter sit down for an interview on Servant Leadership. Jim has over 30 years of experience teaching and consulting on servant leadership principles. Steve: It’s Leadership 291, it’s called, “Becoming an Influential Leader”. Ben: Well today’s about servant leadership and of course, that ties a lot into influential leadership. So leadership is first.

Leadership & Loyalty | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

In today’s post I’ll examine the value of loyalty as it relates to leadership. If relationships are the currency of leadership, it is important for leaders to note that loyalty serves as the cornerstone of any healthy relationship. Leadership and loyalty go hand-in-hand. Fear based motivations don’t instill loyalty, create trust, build morale, inspire creativity, attract talent, or drive innovation.

The Go-Giver Leader With Bob Burg – Answers From Leadership Podcast 20

Joseph Lalonde

I ’m thrilled to introduce my friend Bob Burg to you in today’s Answers From Leadership podcast. Is there a difference between taking leadership and giving leadership? Bob is a sought-after speaker at company leadership and sales conferences sharing the platform with everyone from today’s business leaders and broadcast personalities to even a former U.S. Listen To The Answers From Leadership Podcast. . Giving leadership is both a noun and a verb.

Best New Leadership Book Of 2014

Eric Jacobson

After reading nearly 40 books about leadership released this year, my pick for the very best is the book, The Font-Line Leader: Building a High-PerformanceOrganization from the Groumd Up , by Chris Van Gorder. He has presided over a dramatic turnaround, catapulting Scripps from near bankruptcy to a dominant market position. They were mentored, taught, supported and in almost every case, it was hard-working employees and managers who helped the CEO achieve their success.

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Diversity & Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Let me be clear: leadership and diversity should have nothing to do with one another. This blog was recently nominated for Kevin Eikenberry’s Best Leadership Blogs of 2010 , and I noticed recently that Kevin was taking heat from the gender police for having only one woman on the list of nominees. This is a leadership issue in which diversity, and the awareness of it, will play a key role in the development of future leaders.

The Future Is Where Brands Must Focus

Great Leadership By Dan

But a problem that’s becoming ever more visible is that some organisations have made authenticity their marketing strategy, rather than a business one. This isn’t a marketing issue, this is a business-wide issue, involving every facet of the organisation. And the ‘actual’ difference between ethical brands with a moral code and those exposed as being without one, is increasingly a key factor in consumer brand adoption or rejection. branding marketing Sean Pillot de Chenecey

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Flashback To Best New Leadership Book Of 2014

Eric Jacobson

Flashback to this post from early 2015 : After reading nearly 40 books about leadership released this year, my pick for the very best is the book, The Front-Line Leader: Building a High-Performance Organization from the Ground Up , by Chris Van Gorder. He has presided over a dramatic turnaround, catapulting Scripps from near bankruptcy to a dominant market position. Question : How do you engage middle-managers to effectively reflect your philosophies?

Lead with integrity

Lead on Purpose

Integrity is a “steadfast adherence to a strict moral or ethical code.&# Integrity builds character, which creates the foundation of great leadership. Filed under: Integrity , Leadership , Trust Tagged: | character , honesty , Integrity , John Wooden , truthfulness « The power of influence Creating leaders » Like Be the first to like this post.

Servant Leadership Observer ? November 2010

Modern Servant Leader

The Modern Servant Leader Servant Leadership & Technology. Leadership. September 20, 2011 Servant Leadership. Servant Leadership Intro. Servant Leadership Academic Programs & Education Opportunities. Servant Leadership. Servant Leadership. If You Seek Prestige, Please Don’t Try To Lead… Servant Leadership Profile: Lionel Logue. Holocaust and the 2008 Financial Crisis – Leadership Lessons in Resistance.

How to Deal with Team Conflict

Let's Grow Leaders

What you do next will reinforce your leadership and influence—or erode your credibility. Team conflict can feel like quicksand and a distraction from your work, but it’s an excellent opportunity to improve morale and productivity.

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A Halloween Leadership Challenge

Kevin Eikenberry

Consulting Speaking Training Products KevinEikenberry.com About Blog Home Blogs I Like Leadership Learning Subscribe A Halloween Leadership Challenge by Kevin Eikenberry on October 29, 2010 in Leadership , Learning In the next couple of days you will see people of all ages dressed in costumes. Whether you are staying home and handing out the goodies, or hosting or going to a Halloween party, I have a leadership challenge and opportunity for you.

101 Things I Learned in Business School

Leading Blog

B USINESS is not a discipline, but an endeavor made up of disciplines such as accounting, communications, economics, finance, leadership, management, marketing, operations, psychology, sociology, and strategy. Lesson: Moral Hazard.

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