RIP: Retired in Position

Lead Change Blog

“Retired in position” refers to an unengaged employee, a term which I first heard used by Ken Blanchard. Adding insult to injury, 52 percent of those workers are sleepwalking through their day or retired in position. All jobs have a learning curve—but as time progresses, and the skill is enhanced, the challenge of the job will lessen. It is quite the conundrum to challenge an employee in a position where there are no longer challenging opportunities.

Four Skills That Revolutionize Team Communication

Lead Change Blog

Fortunately, there are four skills we can learn and develop to counteract our tendencies to win or minimize. We do that by learning and using the skills of testing and inquiring. The skill of inquiring involves drawing the thinking of others into the conversation. Stating a Clear Position and Explaining Your Thinking. To increase our candor, we can use the skills of stating our clear position and explaining our thinking.

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Now Is a Critical Time to Create an Upward Spiral of Positivity

Michael Lee Stallard

A strong current of positive emotions can create an increasing sense of enthusiasm, energy, and momentum, propelling you forward and fueling positive results. The third consecutive year of the global pandemic is making positivity more challenging to achieve.

7 Simple Ways To Improve Your Leadership Skills

Lead from Within

When you’re in a leadership position, it’s easy to feel like you’re losing your way. Here are seven simple things you can to shore up your leadership skills: Understand your leadership style. A coach or other outside advisor can help you improve your skills while you lead others.

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2 Self-Leadership Hacks for Positivity

Lead Change Blog

While on vacation I was reminded of the power of positivity. How to hack positivity. Most would agree that’s a positive outcome. Shirzad Chamine, author of Positive Intelligence , suggests that our thinking processes are always at risk of turning negative because of “a set of automatic and habitual mind patterns…that work against our best interests.” Perhaps Molly’s three gifts were: This is a chance to try my acting skills.

Three Skills Managers Need in a Post-Pandemic World

Leading Blog

It’s time to prepare for the skills managers need to develop in order to support both their teams and their business. Here are the three skills managers need to focus on and develop right now: #1. Virtual Presentation Skills.

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The 5 Most Important and Critical Skills for Jobs of the Future

Career Advancement

According to the World Economic Forum, five years from now, over one-third of the skills that are important on the job today will have become irrelevant. Recently I shared insights on which skills will be most critical for jobs of the future. Assess the key skills to develop.

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4 Critical Skills for Leading People

Nathan Magnuson

4 Critical Skills for Leading People – 4 min. I’ve been wanting to share these four foundational people leadership skills for quite a while now.

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Positive Influence – an Interview with Glenn Parker

Let's Grow Leaders

Be ready to take notes as Glenn Parker shares the four ways you can help people to become their best self, why this is such a critical leadership skill, and a master-class in leading through any crisis. Connect with Glenn: Positive Influence […].

The One Skill Everyone Should Have

Lead Change Blog

But, in my experience, there is one skill that flies under the radar, is mighty, and can put you on a new playing field: resourcefulness. But when you see these skills comes out, there’s so much to learn—if we pay attention. It’s not a one-and-done skill. Not only is being resourceful many times a quiet skill, but it can be so quiet that many people don’t even know that this skill is being manifested in them. Don’t get me wrong.

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Be a Positive Force

Lead Change Blog

I suggest that each of us needs to add one more resolution to our list – to be a positive force in our home, community, and workplace. First off, why be a “positive force”? Why invest time in your positive well being? Tom Rath and Jim Harter, The Economics of Wellbeing , Gallup Press, 2010 and Shawn Achor, Positive Intelligence , Harvard Business Review, January-February 2012). Lisa Zigarmi and Chris Edmonds, Positivity at Work , ThinkAha, 2012).

Communicate With Skill For Positive Outcomes


Taking the training and communication skills you learn at work doesn’t have to end at the office, you can use your new found communication skills across your entire life. Today’s post is by David Hiatt, author of FROM THE BOARDROOM TO THE LIVING ROOM (CLICK HERE to get your copy). As trainers, we have all heard […]. This is only the beginning of the thought. Please click the article headline above or go to [link] for more. Books Communications Guest Blogger Leadership

How to Make a Positive Lasting Impression

Lead Change Blog

In the past I have discussed how important it is to make a positive first impression. While making a good first impression is critical, it is crucial that you continue to have a positive impression on everyone you interact with. Your clients, employer and employees will appreciate your pleasant and positive demeanor the first time [.] Leadership Development Communication Skills

The #1 Leadership Skill for the “Covid19 War” – Inner Peace

Leading Blog

That requires “Inner Peace, which is having a Quiet Ego, a Quiet Mind, a Quiet (calm) Body, and a Positive Emotional State. Get yourself into a positive emotional state where you can enable others appropriately.

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What Leadership Skills Will Be Needed In the Future

Lead from Within

These are the skills you should be cultivating now to be successfully as a leader for the future. A positive attitude toward change. Leaders of the future will need to develop the skill of learning how to turn crises and challenges into opportunities.

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The Power of Positive Framing

Kevin Eikenberry

The post The Power of Positive Framing appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Coaching & Developing Others Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Development positive framingAn old Chinese story goes something like this. There was a farmer who tilled his fields with a single horse, until that horse escaped.

How to Assess Leadership Skills When Hiring

Strategy Driven

Although most hiring managers will often look at skills related to the role itself, other skills such as teamwork, leadership, and communication shouldn’t be overlooked. In this article, we’ll be looking at what leadership skills are and how they’re used.

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Your Communication Skills Stink.

Rich Gee Group

The post Your Communication Skills Stink. Blog Business Coaching C-Level Career Coaching Tip Life Coaching Ways & Tips clear communication Clients Communication communication break communication styles communication success Conversation Emotions Facts Feelings Information Leadership Managing Positions stink Stinks stuff Team you''re your communication If you pare down your job or business — and take away all the extraneous stuff you do — the most important part is COMMUNICATION.

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Why Leadership Skills Are Also Crisis Management Skills

The Center For Leadership Studies

As crises big and small peppered our daily lives in 2020, the past 12 months have been a clear lens through which to view the crisis management skills (and sometimes lack thereof) of folks from all cross-sections of society.

How Do You Know Whether You Have True Leadership Skills?

Lead from Within

Ask any group of leaders about the most important leadership skills, and much of the discussion will focus on capabilities like strategic planning and budgeting. It takes attention and practice, but it’s a skill anyone can learn.

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10 Ways To Improve Your Connection Skills

Eric Jacobson

Business Networking Connect Connection Skills Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Michael Lee Stallard Networking"Connection is what transforms a dog-eat-dog environment into a sled-dog team that pulls together," says Michael Lee Stallard , author of the book, Connection Culture.

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7 Soft Skills You Need At Work

HR Digest

Soft skills are those non-technical abilities that allow us to interact with other people effectively. This article will define what soft skills are, what soft skills to put on a resume , and explore the benefits of this skill set at organizational and individual levels.

How to Defend Your Position

Coaching Tip

Pyle: Control the Conversation: How to Charm, Deflect and Defend Your Position Through Any Line of Questioning. . Books Business Coaching Career Communication Current Affairs Leadership Memes Skills Success Tips Work life answers anyone anytime control conversations questionsWhat do you do when someone asks you a question? If the words "answer it" formed in your head, you're WRONG! You should respond to a question," argues co-author James O.

How To Create A Positive Culture In The Workplace

Strategy Driven

Successful leaders never overlook the importance of establishing a set of core values and following positive culture within their organizations. Culture is reflected through customer relations, employee engagement , and the types of people you want to hire for open positions.

The Skills You Need to Be a Successful Leader

Lead from Within

The foundation of successful leadership is a set of specific skills. You may have earned a leadership position through a combination of knowledge, aptitude and hard work, but once you get there you need new skills and attributes as well.

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Impressive Skills to Put on a Resume

HR Digest

For one thing, it’s hard to find skills that are impressive enough for even the most qualified people. This article will show you a 40+ list of skills for a resume and give you the best resume tips to land your next job. Today’s workplace requires skills of four categories.

Creativity: An Undervalued Leadership Skill

Lead Change Blog

Since creativity is the driving force behind innovative products, services, and businesses, it is an excellent idea for leaders in all positions and industries to apply creativity to sharpening the imagination. You want team members to push each other; you want members to bring different skill sets and views to the table. Just remember to keep an open mind and act as a facilitator for creativity, and notice the all the positive changes that you see.

The Leader Who Helps People Become Their Best Self

Lead Change Blog

Everyone needs a positive influence in their lives. Listen in as Michael and Glenn Parker discuss the strengths, styles, and effectiveness of all four types of positive influence leaders, and specific tips to help you become a transformational positive influence leader.

How are Your Written Communication Skills?

Lead Change Blog

Leaders need to be able to find, hire, and retain the most talented individual for a position. The job description you write for the position needs to be above and beyond what your competition is saying. Read other job ads for similar positions and identify the way your company and its culture are different. You’ll be able to fill the position the right way the first time, and get your team back to full strength quickly.

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In Praise of Praise: 5 Ways to Enhance the Power of Your Appreciation

RapidStart Leadership

Communicating and Presenting Leadership Skills RapidStart Leadership Blog inspiring leadership leadership development positive reinforcement praisePraise is one of the most powerful tools available to a leader; here are 5 ways you can use it to inspire, motivate, and even change lives.

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Are You Leaving a Positive Legacy? (10 Questions Across 5 Dimensions)

Leading in Context

we can turn our attention to the longer-term impact we have on others - our positive legacy. . Complexity Context Ethical Leader business ethics ethical leadership ethical thinking Leadership leadership development leadership legacy leadership skillsBy Linda Fisher Thornton When we think about leadership in the "here and now" we tend to think about what will be most effective in the short run. When we think about our leadership over decades, though.

10 Essential Facilitation Skills for Meeting Leaders

Great Leadership By Dan

There are a lot of reasons meeting leaders don’t involve others more in meetings, including a fear of letting go, a lack of belief that others can make a meaningful contribution, or a lack of meeting facilitation skills. Facilitation” skills can be learned. Then, they need to learn and practice some new skills: meeting facilitation skills. Here are 10 essential skills required to facilitate a meeting, all of which can be learned and improved with practice: 1.

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Unique Leadership Skills

Coaching Tip

What my research has revealed is that leaders of truly adaptive organizations possess a unique set of skills and thought processes, and simply being strong and successful is not an effective basis for leading and shaping an innovative organization," Dr. Fiona Kerr says. They are trustworthy, have the ability to make complex decisions, a high level of self-awareness, are able to regulate their emotions and stress, have good communication skills and combine analysis with intuitive reasoning.

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The Skill of Focusing

Coaching Tip

We need to realize that a few people are born with excellent mental and manual organizational skills. The Power of Positive Anticipation. Books Career Memes Self-Awareness Skills What is Women Work life A.D.D. Do you have trouble focusing? Some of us have brains that constantly scan the world for new opportunities and thrive on the adrenaline rush that comes with juggling may balls in the air.

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Creating Meaningful Positive Reinforcement – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

So today, I’m sharing how you can share meaningful and positive reinforcement, including WHY you should provide this to your team. The post Creating Meaningful Positive Reinforcement – Remarkable TV appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Coaching & Developing Others Leadership & Supervisory Skills Personal & Professional Development Video

Essential Skills You Need as a Business Leader

Strategy Driven

The hard part can be knowing which skills you should have to get your company off the ground. Thankfully for you, this guide has been created to outline a few skills that you should be aware of. Public Speaking Skills.

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Remarkable TV: Creating a Positive Outlook for Your Team

Kevin Eikenberry

The positivity of your team starts with you. And when we create this positive environment, we see increased productivity, engagement and success. Watch today’s episode below for tips to help create a positive outlook for your team. The post Remarkable TV: Creating a Positive Outlook for Your Team appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Coaching & Developing Others Leadership & Supervisory Skills positivity productivity

Remote Positivity: Emulating Optimism for Your Work-From-Home Employees

Strategy Driven

It starts with a company leader addressing these issues and taking the initiative to create a realm of positivity for his or her working community. However, this doesn’t mean that the foundational aspects of a positive work environment need to lessen.

5 Project Management Skills You Need To Have

Strategy Driven

Each new project will be its own trial by fire, and that which is being put on metaphorical trial are your skills as a PM. Regardless of inherent management acumen, like exercise, PM skills can be improved. Everyone has skills, and you want to delegate accordingly.

Leadership: Leveraging Your Soft Skills

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Lisa Sasso : Soft skills can make or break you as a leader; they are clearly more important to a leader than any hard skill. I first became aware of the need for soft skills when I was a Tupperware Executive Manager, teaching members of my team about the products, how to best present the line and explaining how effective use could make customers’ lives more efficient. One skill that always stands out in my mind and that I have used successfully is Caring.

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Five Ways to Positively Disrupt Your Career During COVID

Strategy Driven

The recipe is simple: a little reflection and a dash of connection, sprinkled with objective, expert guidance will allow you to positively disrupt your career trajectory before the market, or burnout, disrupts you. What skills did you leverage? Learned a new skill?

8 Ways You Can Improve Your Leadership Skills

Strategy Driven

If you always seem to get held back and are struggling to get your teams to work exactly how you would want them to, your leadership skills could do with some improvement. So, there’s every reason to consider improving your leadership skills for the good of your business.

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The One Time You Should NOT Express Positivity

Lead from Within

Optimism and positivity are beneficial to leadership in almost every circumstance. We know positive thinking and an optimistic attitude can actually change our reality for the better. A daily practice of gratitude and positivity can benefit you even when things get so bad that you can’t see a good outcome or any seed of hope. There’s one situation, however, when positivity and gratitude don’t work —when, in fact, they can actually be destructive.