May, 2022

Train, Train, Train

Joseph Lalonde

As I’m continuing to make my running comeback after COVID-19, the importance of training and training has been at the forefront of my mind. COVID took me down as I saw growth in my running. My personal record for the half marathon happened days before I could not move for days.

Commencement Address Answers “When Will It Get Easier?”

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton When I was asked by The University of Richmond SPCS to give a Commencement address, I did what most anyone would do - I struggled. I struggled to choose a topic, and struggled to write the remarks on a short deadline.

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How to Help Your Team Say No at Work

Let's Grow Leaders

Help your team say no at work so they can say yes to the work that matters most. The ability to say “no” is critical for a person’s sense of agency or feeling in control of their life. That feeling of agency directly contributes to workplace morale, engagement, and productivity.

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Why Leaders Need To Have The Courage To Change

Tanveer Naseer

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been giving keynotes to a wide range of leaders in different industries. In some cases, the leaders in attendance were front-line managers, while in others, my audience consisted of senior level executives from the C-suite.

The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.

Lines for Leaders: Hire 40 Men

RapidStart Leadership

Milton Hershey had his share of failures, but he revealed one of the secrets of his success one day when he turned to his foreman and told him, "Hire 40 men.". The post Lines for Leaders: Hire 40 Men appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

3 Ways to Do What Matters Today

Leadership Freak

Everyone wants to do what matters but we’re afraid to define it. After all, when you define what matters it’s unsurprising. Think love, relationships, satisfaction, health, and making a difference (mission).

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Strategies For The Overscheduled Leader

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton More commitments than time. Six or more meetings a day. Eating at your desk. Does any of this sound familiar?

Leaders Coaching Leaders: One Secret to Sustainable Leadership Development

Let's Grow Leaders

As organizations flatten and people continue to work remotely, it will take more than an executive sponsor to ensure your leadership development sticks. You need leaders at every level engaged with your training as leader coaches to facilitate application and learning.

How To Build Leadership Identity

Tanveer Naseer

Alisha struggled in her new leadership role. She found it difficult to think of herself as a boss when just a few short weeks before she was working alongside the coworkers now reporting to her.

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Executive Hiring For a P.E. Portfolio Company – Ideals and Compromise

N2Growth Blog

Part One – Core, Hard Credential Constituents. The bar is set high. Dynamics at private equity firms are fast, aggressive, and all-conquering. As the investor leader, you are tasked with tackling senior leadership management issues at a newly acquired portfolio firm.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.

Management Tools For Leaders: Red Ocean/Blue Ocean Strategy

Rich Gee Group

Tool #5 - Red Ocean/Blue Ocean Strategy This week, let’s understand how companies position themselves in the marketplace to succeed - The Red Ocean/Blue Ocean Strategy.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Memory

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Memory is the latest Liam Neeson movie. If you don’t know who Liam Neeson is, he is famous for his role in Taken and other films where he has a specific set of skills. Memory follows the same formula.

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5 Unexpected Teaching Insights

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton After teaching for more than 20 years, I was surprised last week by the University of Richmond School of Professional and Continuing Studies with the Itkowitz Family Distinguished Faculty Award.

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Braver at Work: Questions to Inspire Your Next Courageous Act (with Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

Gain the Confidence to Be Braver at Work. Whenever we ask participants in our Courageous Cultures or Team Innovation programs to share a time that felt particularly brave at work, the room explodes with powerful energy. People love to share times when they were scared and did the right thing anyway.

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How to Write OKRs: 45 Effective Examples

Many companies are embracing objectives and key results (OKRs) as the best practice for committing to goals and following through. Objectives are outcomes that reflect current company priorities. Each employee should write OKRs that roll up to larger company goals.

3 Ways to Lean on People Without Being Needy

Leadership Freak

There’s a word for the place where people lean on each other, community. I should have leaned on more people. The lid on potential isn’t lack of talent. It’s reluctance to lean on… Continue reading → Leading

What You Need To Achieve Business Success 

Tanveer Naseer

Running a business is no easy feat, but starting a company can be one of the most exciting and biggest achievements of your life. It will take a lot of hard work and determination to get things off the ground, and you’ll need the right team of people working alongside. Click to continue reading.

Seven Ways to Immediately Improve Retention

Kevin Eikenberry

Retaining top talent should always be a focus of leaders and organizations. However, during times of high employment, or an historic Great Resignation, the topic gets more attention.

4 Ways To Grow Your Network

Joseph Lalonde

Besides your skills and abilities, your network is your best resource. Your network consists of friends, family members, colleagues, and former business partners. Sometimes, your network extends further than that.

12 Plays to Kickstart Your Recruitment Process

To stay ahead in this race, every recruiter needs a good playbook. In this eBook, we lay out 12 recruiting plays that can automate key steps in your recruitment process, helping you reduce both the cost and the time it takes to hire the best candidates.

Creating an (authentically) Positive Energy Workplace™ & Leadership (video)

Anese Cavanaugh

Why is positive energy important? How do we create it? How does it impact our culture? For years we've worked with leaders and organizations on building healthier more positively contagious cultures and authentic positive energy leadership.

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The Earned Life with Marshall Goldsmith

Let's Grow Leaders

The Earned Life is a road map for ambitious people seeking a higher purpose. An earned life means living in a way where the choices, risks, and efforts we make moment to moment line up with our bigger purpose, regardless of the outcome.

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5 Ways to Teach Your Face to Express Your Heart

Leadership Freak

Children show their feelings. Leaders learn to do the ‘right’ thing instead of the real thing. When you hide your heart, you hide yourself. Dare to be authentic. Express your heart on your… Continue reading → Leading

Becoming A Good Leader Requires Practice In The Following Areas

Tanveer Naseer

Becoming a leader is pretty easy. It just requires that you get one person to follow you. Understand that it doesn’t make you a good leader. But it does make you a leader. If you want to be a good leader, you will need a lot more than people willing. Click to continue reading. Other

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12 Tips for Selling to the C-Suite

The question for sales pros is this: Are you ready for the challenge, and opportunity, of selling to the C-suite? The following 12 tips can help ensure that you and your team are.

Stop Managing Conflict! – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

The title for this episode might seem a little strange. But it’s not wrong. In this episode, I am reminding you (or maybe telling you for the first time) that conflict isn’t always bad.

5 Tips For Leading Through Trials

Joseph Lalonde

If you work in the professional world, you will face trials during your working life. If you’re fortunate, those trials will be short-lived, and you won’t have to deal with them more than once.

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Navigating Ambiguity, Toxic & Healthy Culture Makings, and Updates (video)

Anese Cavanaugh

My team and I get asked questions all the time about the quickest three things to do for this or that or all of the above. Building a healthy culture and an authentic Positive Energy Workplace™ takes awareness, honesty, intention, energy, presence, and action.

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How to Get Beneath the Surface to Support Your Team (Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

Get beneath the surface to better support your team. “It seems like things are going well on the surface, but I’m concerned about what’s going on underneath? How can I find out what’s going on below?” ” I get this question a lot.

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The Power of Conversation Intelligence

This eBook will answer all your questions and more on Conversation Intelligence (CI) by providing a complete overview and its need in Revenue organizations - delivering impact from your Sales Development Representatives all the way to the C-Suite.

6 Ways to Find Freedom While Leading

Leadership Freak

Leading can become a ball and chain for sincere leaders. Relentless challenge sucks the life out of everyone. Eventually you go through the motions but you’re dead inside. You cannot run at 100%… Continue reading → Leadership Development Leading energy Leadership

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4 Disciplines Successful Leaders Employ To Achieve Their Wildly Important Goals

Tanveer Naseer

There are certain tasks a leader is expected to do well if they are to help their organization succeed, and developing strategies for how their team will achieve their goals is one of them. And yet, you can walk into any organization and find numerous well-thought out and developed strategies.

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Three Things to Keep in Mind as You Return to the Office

Next Level Blog

Now it begins. After two plus years of working from home (or somewhere else), more and more folks are heading back to the office for at least a few days a week. And, guess what? They like it! That’s the story from the Wall Street Journal , anyway.

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What Do You Want To Do?

Joseph Lalonde

Everyone wants more time. They want to spend more time with their kids. They want to travel more. They want to enjoy life more. It’s a fact of life that we all desire to do and be something more. Most people aren’t pursuing what they want.

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The First 90 Days: Onboarding Checklist

Connect with your people from day one with this development and engagement checklist.