November, 2019

The Relationship Economy

Leading Blog

T HE ONE SKILL that matters more than any other in leadership and life is the ability to connect with others. We generally learn this through example, but if those we emulated didn’t know how to do it (or its importance), we are at a disadvantage.

How to Ditch Performance Reviews

Lead Change Blog

Are annual performance reviews necessary? A recent study shows that 90% of HR professionals don’t think performance appraisals are accurate or effective in improving productivity. If that’s the case, why do we still do them?

5 Steps To Motivate Your Team (and you).

Rich Gee Group

In How To Motivate People , Fran Tarkenton , professional quarterback for the NFL and TV personality, offers a focused motivation system — "People don't change their behavior unless it makes a difference to them to do so." The first area I'd like to tackle in my "Are You A Catalyst?"

Helping Your Team Navigate Changes

Joseph Lalonde

Leading Through Change. Change will not only impact you. Your team will be impacted by changes in their lives and in your organization. Are you prepared to help navigate them through the changes they will face? You better.

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The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.

How Are You Using Your Influence?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton With leadership responsibility comes a certain amount of influence. We can impact how people think. We can advise them on the choices they make and invite them to follow our lead. Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts.

How to Become a Better Mentor

Career Advancement

“One of the greatest values of mentors is the ability to see ahead what others cannot see and to help them navigate a course to their destination.” — John C.

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Focusing on “We” Instead of “Me”

Lead Change Blog

Getting your first leadership role is exciting, isn’t it? There’s the office with your name on the door. Being invited to meetings once closed off and mysterious. Getting to make the big decisions. People asking for your advice. Heady stuff that sends the wrong message to people who think being a leader is all about them. Being a leader is a little bit about you, but mostly it’s all about others.

Leaders Go First: The Surprising Impact of Making the First Move

RapidStart Leadership

We know that leaders go first, that's part of the definition of being a leader. But there's a surprising impact that going first can have on those who follow that is more powerful than we may have thought.

Dealing With Negative Changes

Joseph Lalonde

Leading Through Change. Change is coming. Some of the change will be good change. Maybe you’re getting a raise or a promotion. Maybe you’re finally getting married. Or maybe you just paid off your mortgage. There are good changes.

What is Duality?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton What is Duality? What is duality? This is a tricky question, because the answer depends on your perspective and why you're asking. Each discipline answers the question from a different angle. This post samples the varying disciplinary perspectives on duality.

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How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

Understand Yourself and Others Better with This Tool

Kevin Eikenberry

What if I told you I could give you a tool that would help you understand yourself better? What if I said it could give you a glimpse into some of your strengths and possible blind spots? And what if that same tool could help you communicate better with others? Would you be interested?

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quickpoint: He Can Who Thinks He Can

Leading Blog

W E ALL POSSESS some confidence, but we all could use more of it. Confidence is about managing your self-doubt in order to do what you need to do to achieve your long-term goals. Confidence is a matter of mindset and belief and is reinforced by action.

The Two Myths of Change

Lead Change Blog

What makes a leader successful? In essence, it’s all about influence. Whatever your leadership style, the nature of your organization, etc., you as leader want to influence your team members to do the things that are good for your organization and the things that are (even) better for the organization, thereby making it an excellent organization. Having influence means the ability to actually change the behavior of your team members.

How To Make The Transition From Engineer To Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

Some people think that engineers don’t make the best leaders, though this isn’t necessarily the case. Engineers are known for being detail-oriented, problem-solving, deep level thinking and working alone. The challenge is cultivating the ability to motivate a team.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Olympus Has Fallen

Joseph Lalonde

Olympus Has Fallen is the 2013 movie that started the Fallen series with Gerard Butler. Additional entries in this film series are: London Has Fallen and Angel Has Fallen. Mike Banning is the hero of these stories.

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The Path From Empathy to Accountability

Leadership Freak

The ability to manage schedules, operate machines, or take someone’s temperature has nothing to do with leading. The challenges of leadership are human, not technical.

Encore Video Series #4: How do I get executive buy-in for my leadership initiatives?

Kevin Eikenberry

Like many of the questions that we get, the question I am answering in the video below is an “influence” question. How do I get executive buy-in for my leadership initiatives?

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Is a Lack of Intentionality Holding You Back?

Leading Blog

W HAT ARE the defining characteristics of successful leadership? Mark Sanborn identifies them as clarity and intentionality in The Intention Imperative. Clarity, he says, “tells you where you’re headed” and intentionality is “the consistent action you’ll take to get there.”.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

How Many Minutes Do You Treat Like Pennies?

Lead Change Blog

Of all coins, pennies are the most controversial. Did you know that in the U.S. it costs more to make pennies than they are actually worth? It’s no wonder they litter streets and parking lots, find eternal slumber between seat cushions, and fill piggy banks all over America. Pennies are a forgotten treasure. A handful may not seem like much, but add them up and they are worth more than you may realize. Recently, I started thinking about units of time in the same way I regard pennies.

How to Encourage Your Team When Results are Disappointing

Let's Grow Leaders

What do you do when everyone gets an “A” for effort, but the results are disappointing? How do you encourage your team while building a recovery plan? 6 Ways to Encourage Your Team When Results Are Disappointing It’s easy to lead when […].

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What To Do With Change

Joseph Lalonde

Leading Through Change. Change… The one thing that never changes. You can always expect there to be change in your life and leadership. Change is a constant. You’re not going to escape from it though many people try to avoid change. This brings up a valid question about change.

3 Lessons from the Gratitude Project

Leadership Freak

I’m keeping a gratitude journal until November 28, 2019. Every evening or morning I use a pen to express thanks for three things in a journal. 3 Lessons from the Gratitude Project #1.… … Continue reading → Gratitude Leadership Development

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

Batting.300 – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

This is the 300th episode of Remarkable TV and when we recorded the video, the World Series was just getting started in the United States. So, it seemed that talking a little baseball and averages was an appropriate topic. Now, don’t worry. This isn’t really a baseball lesson.

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8 Leadership Principles to Elevate Others to Success

Leading Blog

L EADERSHIP, says John Eades, is “inspiring, empowering, and service in order to elevate others over an extended period of time.” In Building the Best he tells how to do just that. To that end he presents 8 practical principles you can use to elevate others.

November 2019 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, development, motivation, productivity, and more. Communication. Jim Taggart of Changing Winds shared Leadership Mumbo Jumbo: Are You Communicating Clearly to Your Followers? Jim explains: “Don’t engage in leadership mumbo jumbo. Be precise and transparent in your communication with your co-workers, staff and boss.

How To Make Conflict More Productive And Beneficial For Your Team

Tanveer Naseer

Conflict is something most of us tend to avoid because we view it as being negative and counter-productive. But what if we’re seeing this wrong? Could conflict actually be productive and beneficial for our team?

Tough Comp Conversations: A Guide For Doing Them Right

Speaker: Rusty Lindquist, VP Strategic HR Insights at Bamboo HR

Compensation can be tricky, few things carry as much emotional weight as comp. And with the increased transparency in the market, combined with our collective propensity to rate ourselves against others, the frequency of these very difficult conversations is increasing. In this webinar, we will deconstruct some of the psychology around comp. We’ll take an analytic look at comp’s role in the employee experience, and then we’ll get really tactical with guidance on very specific compensation conversations.

How Change Impacts Your Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

Leading Through Change. We know change is a constant in our lives and leadership. There’s nothing you can do to stop change from coming your way. IT IS COMING. But do you know what change will do to your leadership? How will it impact your leadership?

Why Teams Fail

Leadership Freak

The things you don’t do are more damaging – in the long-term – than the things you do. Ignorance prevails when you don’t-do. You only learn when you do-and-fail. Teams that punish failure… Continue reading → Leading

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Promises Leaders Make

Michael Lee Stallard

If you want to boost employee engagement, consider going back to the basics. Begin by answering this question: What promises should I make to the people I am responsible for leading? .

Sailing True North and the Voyage of Character

Leading Blog

T HERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE for character. Better systems, better laws can’t make up for it. Without good character, leaders can go south fast. The problem is that there is very little attention paid to how to develop good character.

Hurry Up and Wait

Lead Change Blog

Resiliency is a life skill, offering those of us who use growth potential strategies (GPS) a way to become wiser, stronger, and better through times of challenge or opportunity. But strategies are not of the ready-fire-aim variety. Responding to events in our lives actually requires patience—a virtue that I, as an extrovert, struggle to find.