November, 2018

Busy is a Four-Letter Word

Kevin Eikenberry

Yep, busy is clearly a word of comprised of four letters. And I believe it is a word that we should banish from our vocabulary – just like many other four-letter words our moms wanted us to suppress.

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One Easy Way to Have More Influence

Let's Grow Leaders

More influence isn’t always about what you say. I knew Gary wasn’t happy. During my first time in a mid-level management role, one of my team leaders was clearly struggling. He looked frustrated, sounded frustrated, and it didn’t take a genius to […].

Leadership Quotes From Stan Lee

Joseph Lalonde

On Monday, November 13th, 2018 the world lost a giant in the comic and entertainment world. Stan Lee passed away at the age of 95. The world will feel the loss of this pioneering leader for years to come. I’m still trying to process what Stan Lee’s death means.

Creating a Winning Corporate Culture Through People Power

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Eric Tetuan : Creating a winning company culture starts with an investment in people. Not just investing in staff, but in relationships with clients as well as the people you serve.

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Standing Out From The Crowd: How to Choose the Right Specialization

Women on Business

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184: Using Storytelling to Lead a Transformation at Lowe’s (and Your Company) | with Kyle Nel

Engaging Leader

The home improvement store chain Lowe’s was named #1 among Fast Company’s 2018 Most Innovative Companies, for augmented and virtual reality, as well as #1 for innovation among specialty retailers on Fortune’s 2018 World’s Most Admired Companies.

Tips For Successfully Growing Your Business

Strategy Driven

The decision to grow your business is an exciting one, but can also bring many new challenges your way. Plan ahead, so you have a good idea of what you want to see your company tackle going forward and know exactly how you’re going to handle the growth process.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Bohemian Rhapsody

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. There are classic stadium rock anthems everybody knows. Songs such as We Will Rock You, We Are The Champions, or Another One Bites The Dust. These songs are played in sports arenas across the country.

Great Leadership: The Power of I’s

Great Leadership By Dan

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5 Effective Ways to Handle Change in the Workplace

Women on Business

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Three Things Your Remote Leaders Need to Plan for Next Year

Kevin Eikenberry

Ready or not, here comes 2019. If there is a time of year that leaders have the most to do, this might be it. Perhaps this is even more true for remote leaders, trying to coordinate year-end tasks and calendars with those they don’t see in the office. If we want to be more effective […].

Self-Defeating Behavior

Career Advancement

“Those who say life is knocking them down and giving them a tough time are usually the first to beat themselves up. Be on your own side.”. Rasheed Ogunlaru~.

7 Icebreaker Questions to Melt Frustration and Build Trust

Let's Grow Leaders

Done well, an icebreaker can be valuable & strategic If the word icebreaker conjures up images of toothpicks and marshmallows and other fluffy activities that feel like a waste of time, you’re not alone. We’re not huge fans of icebreaking without meaning. But […].

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The Fine Line Between Leadership And Management

Joseph Lalonde

Leader, as defined by Webster, is a person who leads, such as someone in authority whereas leadership is the actual act of leading. Often, we automatically think that only managers/supervisors are leaders however that is not the case. Leaders can be found anywhere.

Values in Dynamic Tension

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds : Have you prioritized your values so you know which ones are more important than the others? Or are all of your personal values “tied for first?” Here’s a way to test this idea.

How to Design Your Website Like a Pro

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Trust in Two Words – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Today’s episode is the fourth in my series based on a talk that I gave to a group of sixth, seventh and eighth graders. During the talk, we discussed several of the ideas in the new culture that they are creating at the school. They call it GRIT. And this week, I am focusing on […].

3 Things All Business Owners Need to Know About Risk-Taking

Strategy Driven

As pivotal as it is to be systematic and strategic with everything that you do in business, you also have to be open to a spot of risk-taking from time to time. To ready yourself for when that time comes for you, you need to know a few very important things.

Building a Great Corporate Culture: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival on building a great corporate culture. We asked thought leaders from around the world to share their very best post on culture and to answer two pertinent questions in the process: what does a great corporate […].

The Areas A Leader Must Balance

Joseph Lalonde

The Work-Life Balance Series. When you think of balancing your life, what do you think of? You probably think of balancing work and family. These two areas are the first things people think of when they think of balancing life. And for good reason.

Who Will Lead Us Tomorrow?

Leading Blog

W E ARE RAISING TODAY, the men and women who will lead us tomorrow. It is a responsibility that should not be taken lightly. It should be done with forethought and with a consideration of the kind of world we hope they and we will live in when it’s their turn to lead.

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Motivation and Recognition In The Workplace

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Becoming the Leader You Were Born to Be

Kevin Eikenberry

Chances are you want to be a more effective leader. Chances are you have worked toward that goal in the past. And chances are you aren’t as far along (or gone as quickly) as you had hoped. You care about leadership development – how it will help you and your team.

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How Impactful Is Machine Learning In Today’s Business World?

Strategy Driven

Since 2012, with the proliferation of Python in general software development, Machine Learning has become the biggest trend in the technology world. Because of the many applications that ML could have within every business, it’s quite easy to understand why the topic is so heavily looked after.

Leadership Acoustics – 3 Ways to Send a Message That Gets Heard

RapidStart Leadership

“What do we have to do to make sure our message gets through?” When it comes to leadership acoustics, there are three key things to be aware of if we want others to hear what we are trying to say.

The Tightrope Walk Of Work-Life Balance

Joseph Lalonde

The Work-Life Balance Series. Everyone wants more time to spend with their wife, their children, or their friends. Work seems to get in the way of this quite often. Even more so, work tends to consume other parts of our lives. Many people have their work-life balance out of whack.

Context Matters: What We’re Learning About Food

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton A day when so many people eat too much candy seems just right for sharing new research that turns conventional wisdom on healthy eating inside out. This new research will begin to change the thinking and practices of the food and restaurant industries. Here is a sneak preview: Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking ethical lenses ethics trends global ethics holistic ethics integral ethics what is ethical leadership what is ethics

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3 Ways Your Old PCs Cost Your Business and How to Fix the Problem

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Focus on others but don’t forget yourself

Aspire-CS

Photo credit 123RF. Keri is a senior executive in a Fortune 200 company. A passionate leader with the ability to impact and inspire, she got to where she is quickly by giving of herself, her time, and her energy.

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Tips and Tricks to Improve Sales With Cloud Apps

Strategy Driven

Every business strives to close as many deals as it possibly can within a given period. However, not many business owners are willing to invest in upgrading their sales processes to match or even surpass their better-performing competitors.

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How Do I Get the Feedback I Crave?

Let's Grow Leaders

Do you crave genuine feedback from your boss about where you stand and what’s getting in the way? How about your peers? If you knew a peer really had your best interest at heart, would you want to hear her feedback, even […]. The post How Do I Get the Feedback I Crave?

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How To Transform Your Life

Joseph Lalonde

Everyone wants to live a life worth living. So few people actually feel like they accomplished this goal. They, instead, live a life of mediocrity. They punch the time clock and go about their daily activities.

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3 Things Successful Leaders Do that Average Leaders Don’t Do

Leadership Freak

The things left out are often the things that make the greatest difference. I often ask groups to make a list of things leaders do. I’ve never had them list the most important… Continue reading → Personal Growth Leadership Development organizational success

Flipping Websites: Is It Still a Good Business Idea?

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Are You Prepared for Your Leadership Journey?

Kevin Eikenberry

When I ask a question like this, it presupposes something – that you believe that leadership is a journey. So while I want you to consider whether or not you are ready for your leadership journey, I am starting by suggesting that you must see it as a journey before you can prepare for it. […].

5 Powerful Ways to Generate More Business Leads

Strategy Driven

Never undervalue the power of promotion when it comes to selling a product. You could have the best item on the market, but it doesn’t mean a thing if your target audience doesn’t know about it.

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Leadership Starts at the Bottom

Coaching Tip

When low can't go lower, eventually you hit a bottom, and bottoms, personally and professionally, are profoundly important. Everything gets rearranged at the bottom: your hopes, your dreams, your memories, and most importantly, your ego. . As lonely as the bottom is, you are not alone. . You are with your two wolves. . In the depths of the bottom, your truest nature, with all its complexities and contradictions, is revealed and you are left to grapple with yourself.