September, 2022

How to Build a High-Performing Team: Ten Vital Conversations

Let's Grow Leaders

Invest One Hour a Month to Help Your Team Perform Even Better. Every truly high-performing team has one thing in common: They spend time in candid conversation talking about what’s working and consistently look for ways to improve.

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We All Need Reminders

Joseph Lalonde

Just before I began writing this article, I received an email from a blog subscriber we’ll call Jack. He was sending me a thank you. Jack was reading an old article of mine in his inbox. The article spoke to him about his attitude that was souring. Photo by Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash.

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Leadership Skills Every Small Business Owner Needs

Tanveer Naseer

When you own a small business, you’re usually the one who runs the show. Even if you have a small staff, you still need to be on top of daily operations to ensure everything goes smoothly. This means understanding the best way to micromanage multiple tasks without missing a beat.

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Recognizing Ethical Issues (Part 4)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton In Part 1 of this series on Recognizing Ethical Issues, I addressed the gaps in our thinking that require us to develop an ethical alert system. in Part 2, I explored why some leaders who want to do the right thing still don't "do the work" to learn how to do it. In Part 3, I dug into the importance of ethical awareness as the basis for ethical decision making. In Part 4, I will explore how you can develop ethical thinking.

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HR in 2023: Survey Insights and Predictions

Nearly 6,000 people weighed in on the future of HR. Here’s what they said….

7 Powers of Life Purpose

Leadership Freak

Living without purpose is easy; just run around doing stuff as fast as you can. Life purpose is living in service to something bigger than yourself. It’s not self-neglect because purpose provides a gallant… Continue reading → Leading Purpose Leadership Development

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Do You Self-Sabotage Your Success?

Rich Gee Group

Many times in our lives, we all subtly undermine our success — when we unconsciously make bad choices, and our harmful behavior can impact nearly every part of our life. This self-sabotage can stop us from achieving significant plans and goals in our careers and life. Why Do We Self-Sabotage?

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5 Steps You Can Take To Improve Your Communication Skills

Joseph Lalonde

Communication is a critical aspect of leadership. You have to clearly communicate multiple things to those you lead. Some of the pieces you have to communicate may be: The vision of the organization. Your team’s mission. How to effectively complete a task. The love you have for your team.

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7 Easy Ways To Show Your Customers You Care And Value Their Loyalty

Tanveer Naseer

Successful businesses wouldn’t be where they are today without an army of followers. Whether you’re about to dip your toes into the business world or you’ve been in the game for numerous years, you should understand how important your customers are for your brand. After all, without them, you can’t.

Recognizing Ethical Issues (Part 3)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton In Part 1 of this series on Recognizing Ethical Issues, I addressed the gaps in our thinking that require us to develop an ethical alert system. in Part 2, I explored why some leaders who want to do the right thing still don't "do the work" to learn how to do it. In Part 3, I'll dig into the importance of ethical awareness as the basis for ethical decision making.

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Leaders Love the Most

Leadership Freak

Leaders love the most. Haters ruin the most. “All that I hope to say in books, all that I ever hope to say, is that I love the world.” White Get out of leadership if you… Continue reading → Leadership Development Leading love

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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.

What Is The Difference Between a Manager and a Leader?

Rich Gee Group

No time to read, listen here: I’m asked this question frequently during my workshops and one-on-one coaching. It’s incredible how many people think they’re leaders, who are in fact functioning managers and how many managers who are actually leaders in disguise.

Don’t Get Lost or Hurt: The Vital Role of Leadership Strategy and Tactics

Let's Grow Leaders

Balancing leadership strategy and tactics is critical for leaders at every level of an organization. When you don’t pay enough attention to strategy, you and your team end up lost in a wilderness of meaningless, unproductive busyness.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Gray Man

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available <a href=”[link] Amazon</a> If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book. The Gray Man is a Netflix original movie released directly to streaming and movie theaters simultaneously.

6 Areas You Should Update In Your Business And Why This Is So Important For Success

Tanveer Naseer

If you look back to the types of business found in the early twentieth century, you will see businesses that appear almost completely different to those of today.

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.

Recognizing Ethical Issues (Part 5)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton In Part 1 of this series on Recognizing Ethical Issues, I addressed the gaps in our thinking that require us to develop an ethical alert system. in Part 2, I explored why some leaders who want to do the right thing still don't "do the work" to learn how to do it. In Part 3, I dug into the importance of ethical awareness as the basis for ethical decision making. Part 4 described ways to start developing ethical thinking.

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E.B. White: On Hope

Leadership Freak

North Brooklin, Maine, 30 March 1973 Dear Mr. Nadeau: As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman, the contagion may spread and the scene is… Continue reading → Leadership quotes hopes and dreams

Why do so many leadership development programs fail?

Great Results Team Building

Way back in January 2014, in an issue of McKinsey Quarterly , a group of researchers attempted to answer this question: “Why do so many leadership development programs fail?”

Changing Your Mind

Let's Grow Leaders

When you think about changing perception when was the last time that you changed your mind about something? Have you seen the images that have been coming from the new James Webb telescope? Changing our perceptions of outer space and what’s millions and billions of light years away from us.

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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.

Quiet Quitting: The New Leadership Boogeyman

Joseph Lalonde

If you click on any business or leadership-related blog recently, you’ve probably bumped into the new leadership boogeyman: QUIET QUITTING. Quiet Quitting isn’t ghosting an employer by not showing up and quitting that way.

Why It’s Time To Invest In (And Support) Your Team Members

Tanveer Naseer

Is your organization doing enough to invest in the professional success of its staff? Do you offer support to make their work-life balance more manageable? If the answer is no, you may want to rethink your position, as more people are walking away from dead-end and unsupportive jobs to chase.

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You Need To Play Politics.

Rich Gee Group

If you're employed in a large organization , an essential component of your annual review is how much your manager likes/needs you. I don't mean this cynically or flippantly. There are a lot of bureaucratic processes around annual reviews to make them seem "fair" and "objective.”

A Simple Reusable One-On-One Plan

Leadership Freak

Poorly planned one-on-ones squander time. You’re thinking, “Hurry up. I have real work to do.” ” Reusable one-on-one plans save time. Provide clarity, freedom, and confidence with reusable one-on-one plans.

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.

6 Ways Leaders Fail During Scaling Up Implementation | The Rainmaker Group

Sales Wolf Blog

I first learned about Scaling Up when I brought in a consultant to evaluate my business several years ago. My consultant introduced me to several strategy methodologies. One was Scaling Up by Verne Harnish, as outlined in his book. Scaling Up saved my business and helped me get aligned.

Remote Team Culture: How to Improve Collaboration

Let's Grow Leaders

Boost Your Remote Team Culture: Help Your Team to Collaborate AS IF They’re in the Same Room. One of the biggest challenges we’re hearing from managers leading remote and hybrid teams is how to build a better remote team culture.

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How To Prepare For Anything

Joseph Lalonde

When you’re in leadership, there are curveballs thrown your way every day. You’ll also face uncertainty, difficulties, and challenges you never could anticipate. So, how can I tell you how to prepare for anything? You don’t have to be prepared for anything.

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Build Your Leadership Skills and Change Your Perspective Without Leaving Your Desk

Kevin Eikenberry

We’ve learned a lot about what we can accomplish without leaving our desks. Whether our desk is at home or in the office (or we shuttle between them), technology allows us to communicate and collaborate in ways we didn’t previously think was possible.

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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.

Top Tips for Managing Up

Modern Servant Leader

Top Tips for Managing Up. When it comes to managing up, there are two scenarios: when you’re on good terms with your boss and when you’re struggling with them. From my experience, most people seeking advice on managing up, are already struggling to align with their boss.

Humility: 10 Simple Ways to Quiet Arrogance in Yourself and in Others

Leadership Freak

Arrogance produces poverty of spirit. Humility enables you to become your best self. Comparison and contrast Humility says: You have room to grow. Others have untapped genius. The world goes on with or… Continue reading → Leading

How to Apply Blue Ocean Principles to an Existing Business

Sales Wolf Blog

Sure, you may understand the difference between a blue and red ocean, but it may feel like a lost cause if you’re already operating in a red ocean. It’s not hopeless though. It is never too late to implement new growth strategies and put your business on a new trajectory.

How to Say No at Work: Powerful Phrases to Stand Your Ground

Let's Grow Leaders

To Gain More Confidence Saying No at Work, Start with Your “Yes” It’s never easy to say no at work. After all, you want to be helpful, responsive, and a team player.

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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.