Simple Physical Routines for Successful Stress Management

Next Level Blog

Leadership is always challenging. Recognizing my own stress levels rising, I’ve been asking the groups in my sessions to use the chat function to describe how they’re feeling. 2020 has been a year of unprecedented stress for all of us and it’s only June.

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The Six Core Programs of Your Personal Manager Operating System

Art Petty

Yet, when I explore the stress points with struggling managers and ask some questions, I often discover they are attempting to execute their role without the benefit of what I describe as a Manager Operating System.


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Americans Struggling with Stress and Loneliness

Michael Lee Stallard

Stress is increasing today as the world economy becomes more competitive and the explosion of information overwhelms individuals. Human connection in the form of conversation and relational support provides psychological resources to cope with stress. When Admiral Clark became the Chief of Naval Operations in 2000, the Navy was not meeting its first term enlisted sailor reenlistment goal. The master chiefs weren’t used to meeting with the Chief of Naval Operations.

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Leadership is a Process!

Lead Change Blog

The diagram below highlights the steps involved in the leadership process. Help people see themselves operating in the new environment. Change is stressful, messy, and full of surprises. Leadership is a process! The post Leadership is a Process!

Leadership and Gratitude – Interview with Kerry Wekelo

Let's Grow Leaders

Gratitude—real gratitude, not the saccharine “too blessed to be stressed” meme mantra—has the power to revolutionize your leadership and your influence. The post Leadership and Gratitude – Interview with Kerry Wekelo appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

Leadership is Language

Leading Blog

And we find that the leadership approaches and the language used aligned itself with that goal. It is this need that David Marquet thoroughly discusses in Leadership Is Language. This is the subject of Leadership Is Language.

Managerial Leadership Training Tool: Using DTC Operator Innovation Planning

Mike Cardus

Working with a team of 5 Executive Directors from a company that employs ~2000 people we identified a gap in the Managerial Leadership Training , Mentoring and coaching of employees prior to being promoted to a Manager Level within the company. Stress, Illness leading to increased number of sick days and health problems for Mangers and front-line staff. Dimension Time Cost Operator. The DTC Operator can work to release Psychological Inertia. The DTC Operator Algorithm.

April 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the April 2021 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. Ken Downer of Rapid Start Leadership provided Rocks in a Jar: 11 Things They Didn’t Tell You. Dana Theus of InPower Coaching writes Women in Leadership: A Guide for Women, Their Mentors, and Allies.

May 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the May 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. John Spence contributed What Is Your Definition Of Leadership? John challenges readers to consider the characteristics of an “Ideal Leader” and how to use that to improve their leadership effectiveness.

Responsive Leadership: Needed Now More Than Ever

Leading Blog

T HE leadership question is top of mind for many people here in the United States and throughout the world. Responsive Leadership can be an antidote to failing leadership and the foundation for building and sustaining organizational trust and confidence. Leadership Development

How to Cultivate Leadership Presence in a Remote Working World

Great Leadership By Dan

To navigate more demanding customer expectations , an acute distrust of business and so much remote working, leaders need to find new ways of operating. Cultivating leadership presence is foundational for this to happen. Pay particular attention to any signs of stress that you sense.

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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! It also means that as a leader you must recognize that the team is comprised of individuals and that each has separate, unique needs and operate at differing levels of ability and confidence. leadership Simon Mac Rory teams

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November 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

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, customer service, development, engagement, and more. Steve Digioia of Steve Digioia provided Leadership Series: Ron Kaufman. Wally Bock of Three Star Leadership provided 3 Reasons Why Great Bosses aren’t Bossy. Consider adding these seven ideas to your daily leadership fitness routine.

October 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the October Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, creativity and inspiration, development, engagement, team building, and more. Wally Bock of Three Star Leadership provided 4 Ounces of Prevention. And since there is an order of operations, where each one drives the next, it’s important to understand how they relate.”

How to Create a Stress-Free Work Environment

Strategy Driven

Being stressed at work can come with many disadvantages, but some of the main ones include lack of productivity, constant pressure between employees, lack of professional growth and development, long and inflexible work hours, job insecurity and many more. Is stress generated because the office is too cluttered? The human brain needs a break so that it can recharge after performing different tiring operations.

The Most Misunderstood Aspect Of Great Leadership

N2Growth Blog

I was recently asked what I consider to be the most misunderstood aspect of great leadership; in other words, what makes great leaders great? What immediately came to mind is not only misunderstood, but it also happens to be the most often overlooked element of leadership, and the one which also affords leaders the greatest opportunity for personal, professional, and enterprise growth. Control is about power – not leadership.

The Magic Potion in Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Raghu Kalé: IS leadership overrated? Some served as heads of businesses that operated across geographies in multiple countries and many continents. Leadership traits are the same; either you have them, or you don’t. It tested leadership mettle.

Role-Relationships Make Teams Successful and Managers Less Stressed.

Mike Cardus

The role-components below descend in authority over others, and they all operate without the team-members being accountable for the output of the other only the direct manager is accountable for the output of subordinate team-members. Corporate Team Building Exponent Leadership Process Leadership leadership coaching Management manager training problem solving Team Building Team Training GRPI high performance teams model of team development Roles within teams

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June 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, employee performance and engagement, personal and professional development, productivity, team building, and more. Dan McCarthy of Great Leadership provided The Seven Signs of Great Leadership. Rebecca Ely provided Beyond Self-Interest: What is Leadership Really? Leadership.

How Leaders Can Push Employees Without Stressing Them Out

Harvard Business

One of the most interesting findings of a recent HBR article on team chemistry is that the types of people who become leaders within organizations are about 30% less likely than their coworkers to feel stressed out. As the CEO of a small investment firm, I was surprised by the finding, but as I considered my own leadership style and intraoffice relationships, I concluded that the authors were onto something. Stress. Turning Stress into an Asset.

How to Keep Your Head Clear in the Weeks to Come

Next Level Blog

It’s no secret that most of us – no matter which candidate we’re voting for – are feeling a lot of anxiety and stress around what might happen this week. When people are that scared and stressed, they’re in fight or flight hyper-drive. Manage Yourself leadership stress well-bein

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Leadership Lessons from the Navy

Skip Prichard

Whether you are new to studying leadership or have practiced and studied it for many years, I am sure you will benefit and enjoy the leadership lessons today’s post provides. Leadership is about showing patience, kindness, mercy, caring, and, yes, love.”-Mark

Getting an Intricate Operation Back in Sync

Harvard Business

Facing interconnected operational issues, members of the eight-person senior leadership team were turning against one another. The head of operations chimed in: His five most recent checkouts had complained about breakfast, and the cost of compensating guests for disappointing experiences was getting out of control. Essentially it is a fresh start, and it can begin any time we have an operational breakdown, to remind people of the need for change and continual improvement.

2015 Leadership Predictions:

The Empowered Buisness

Do you know how current trends will change the face of leadership in your company? Is your company ready to meet the new leadership challenges in the coming years? Are you aware of how leadership is evolving to respond to those trends? Below are my 2015 leadership predictions – threats, trends and opportunities – that will change the world of leadership as we know it today. As a result, millennials are being pushed into leadership roles before they are ready.

When Scaling Your Leadership is a Matter of Life or Death

Next Level Blog

What would you do if your customer base tripled almost overnight and their lives depended on you scaling up your leadership and your organization to meet the sudden surge in demand? They grew as leaders – The average tenure of the Food Bank leadership team members is between 15 and 20 years.

The Ten Behaviors of Strong Personal Leadership

Next Level Blog

Great leaders practice and exhibit strong personal leadership. Here are the ten behaviors of personal leadership that I’ve seen the great ones practice: Self reflection – Great leaders take the time to identify and articulate how they are at their best and then organize their life so they consistently show up with those qualities. Operating Rhythm – Great leaders know and leverage their operating rhythm. That starts with personal leadership.

How Your Sense of Purpose Is Going to Get You Through This

Next Level Blog

For instance, as I write this post it’s Monday morning and it feels like it was only a day or two ago that I was writing last week’s post – also on a Monday morning – on the connection between strong relationships and managing your stress.

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Inspiring Leadership: Bringing Purpose to Life

The Practical Leader

” But the big leadership challenge is finding and bringing purpose to life. Ranjay Gulati’s new book, Deep Purpose: The Heart and Soul of High-Performance Companies , brings a fresh perspective to this core leadership and culture development topic.


Silly Putty Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Great Leadership monthly contributor Beth Armknecht Miller : This month marks the 61st anniversary of Silly Putty being patented. So what do Silly Putty and Leadership have in common? Leadership doesn’t come without its set backs whether it is a change in market conditions that impact product sales, a hurricane, tornado or other natural disaster, or a sudden loss of a major client. leadership silly putty Beth Armknecht Miller leaders

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Mile 22

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Mile 22 finds CIA operative James Silva (Mark Wahlberg) leading a paramilitary team on a mission to extract a valuable asset out of Southeast Asia. And, of course, lots of leadership lessons in Mile 22. Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Mile 22. Despite the high-stress situation these agents were in, their heart rates all fell into an acceptable range. They weren’t stressed out.

Leadership and Surrender

N2Growth Blog

You’ll rarely encounter the words leadership and surrender used together in complementary fashion. Society has labeled surrender as a sign of leadership weakness, when in fact, it can be among the greatest of leadership strengths. A leader simply operates at their best when they understand their ability to influence is much more fruitful than their ability to control. Control is about power – not leadership.

30 Leadership Lessons

Skip Prichard

Oleg is a thought leader, author, business educator and consultant with over 25 years of experience operating businesses and consulting Fortune 500. Thirty Lessons I Learned About Leadership. Leadership is a lifelong journey through different experiences every day. This chapter offers thirty lessons as a reflection of my leadership experience. Leadership Tip: Learn how to make small steps while dreaming big. Leadership is not a dictatorship.

My Top 10 Leadership Insights For 2014

Tanveer Naseer

Not only did 2014 mark five years that I’ve been writing online for this blog, but this was also the year I finally added “author” to my list of credentials with the release of my first leadership book, “Leadership Vertigo”. A milestone that I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to celebrate here on my blog with the help of such leadership luminaries as Doug Conant , Liz Wiseman , Jim Kouzes, Barry Posner , and David Burkus.

Change-friendly Leadership

Eric Jacobson

Because Dr. Rodger Dean Duncan delivers so much timely, straight-forward and relevant wisdom in his book, Change-friendly Leadership , reading it is like talking with your trusted best friend. Duncan's change-friendly leadership approach includes knowing how to leverage the Champions, Agents, Sponsors and Targets within your organization. You'll also likely enjoy as I did all the great leadership quotes sprinkled throughout the book, such as these: Losing good people is costly.

The Most Challenging Leadership Skill of All

Lead from Within

There are a lot of skills that make up good leadership, but there is one quality that is possibly the most challenging, that is self-awareness, because self-awareness requires you to focus on yourself—not the easiest thing to do for an outwardly focused leader. A big part of successful leadership involves taking the spotlight off yourself and shining it on others. We all need people who will give us feedback; that’s how we improve, one of the most tried and true forms of leadership.

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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.

High Potential Leadership Profiles

Coaching Tip

Trait-based assessment data from your high potential population can be a gold mine of information about your organization, from recruiting practices to how leaders are likely to operate under stress. High potential programs bring value to the individual participants, by helping them reflect on their leadership strengths and areas for development. Develop Leadership Skills: A Mobile Reference Guide. Can''t Get Enough Leadership: Mobile Self-Coaching Secrets . .

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Transforming Leadership And Trust In The Organization

Tanveer Naseer

There is a change happening at the very top of the organizational hierarchy that, like a weather vane, reflects some of the fundamental changes happening across every organization and the marketplace they operate in. 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. It also has had an impact on the way leadership works.

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. I recommend it for others but whether it belongs in an IDP would depend on if the organization committing to the type of Leadership presented in the book.

How I Leveraged A Big Leadership Fail Into My First Leadership Win

Terry Starbucker

It’s a personal memoir that traces the discovery and development of my More Human Leadership philosophy, a practice guided by 8 core principles. The Leadership File And The Spreadsheet Assassin. I ended up pulling out an old manila file that had “leadership” hand-scribbled on the tab. I was doing was our first round of operational budgeting then, which happened just a few months after I was hired. I wanted to talk about leadership. Leadership

4 Secrets To Making Time For Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

As Fizzle CEO, Corbett Barr, told me: I stay productive by developing and maintaining what I call a personal “operating system”, which is a set of processes, tools and checkpoints that define how I get work done every day. The specifics of an operating system differ from person to person, but the important thing is that you have one. If you don’t already have a “personal operating system” that is working for you, I encourage you to experiment with the E-3C system.

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Top Down Leadership Does Work, If You’re Stuck in the Industrial Age

Lead Change Blog

Power and control, positional authority — we’re all familiar with autocratic leadership styles as these approaches have been around for centuries. And top-down, hierarchical leadership styles can still be effective for managing an organization, especially those that mass-produce specific products. Here’s where it gets sketchy… When left to their own devices under stress, these hammer-dropping leaders will lack the emotional intelligence to influence those they lead.

Your Leadership Power is Contagious

Skip Prichard

Leadership is Contagious. How you interact with others, how you show up, how you operate all impact others around you. We have to build space for ourselves to pause—if even for a minute here and there throughout our day—or in that moment we’re feeling stress or reactive, it’s highly useful to get present and pause. So come back to this one – connect with people in terms of your service, leadership, and purpose, AND connect with people in service of YOU.

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