May, 2024

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The Negativity Fast or How to Clear Your Plate of Negative Thinking

Leading Blog

W E are inclined to place a lot of weight on negative thoughts—far more than our positive thoughts. Our brains are wired for it. It’s called the negativity bias. And today it seems like we are thinking more negative thoughts than positive ones. And it’s not just us. Everyone seems more negative than they used to be, if not downright cranky. It becomes a vicious circle.

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Executive Search For Nonprofit: Building Strong Foundations for Change

N2Growth Blog

The Role that Executive Search Plays in Effective Nonprofit Organizations Executive search is essential for the success of large nonprofit organizations. It serves as a strategic tool to identify and attract top executive talent. The nonprofit sector has unique challenges and goals and requires leaders with exceptional managerial leadership skills and experience.

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Why “Agree to Disagree” Stinks and What to Say Instead for Better Work Relationships

Let's Grow Leaders

“Agree to disagree” is dismissive, shuts down collaboration, and prevents meaningful solutions. Faced with conflict at work, you might think “let’s agree to disagree” is an easy way to move on from the conversation. The words seem peaceful and hint at mutual respect. But in actual use, they aren’t peaceful, or helpful, at all. The phrase implies a deadlock, which can prevent the resolution of underlying issues and hinder productive work relationships.

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Feedback Fundamentals: Effective Strategies from Experienced Executive Coaches

Next Level Blog

Three Common Feedback Challenges There probably aren’t many people in the world who are more involved, more often in giving and receiving feedback than executive coaches. As a two decade plus coach myself, I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve prepared, delivered and supported my clients in receiving colleague feedback. It’s easily over 2,000 times.

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New DOL Final Overtime Rules: Quickstart Guide for Employers

There’s a new overtime salary threshold that will impact employers across the country. If you have an employee making less than $43,888 on July 1 or less than $58,656 on January 1, you’re going to have to start paying overtime. Download Paycor’s guide to learn: Which groups of employees are affected? How should you classify employees? Best ways to mitigate risk.

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Bridging Cultural Differences

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Openness to learning about other cultures has become a necessary component of leadership. One way to help people respect cultural differences is to build what UNESCO calls “intercultural competence.” To accomplish this, we need an open mind, and a willingness to learn from others who do not think or live as we do.

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So How Can I Start to Become a More Emotionally Intelligent Leader? 

Leadership Freak

Emotionally intelligent leaders know how to win the hearts and minds of people. You want this book! The author is giving away 20 copies of, "Emotional Intelligence for dummies!" Tip: Check whether you accurately reflect the other person's feelings after they express them. Get in early on this one!

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Nonprofit CEO Search: Strategies for Sustainable Leadership

N2Growth Blog

Identifying the Key Qualities and Skills of an Effective Nonprofit CEO Nonprofit organizations thrive under the guidance of exceptional CEOs who possess a unique set of qualities and skills. As a leading executive search firm , we’ve found that one of the most important qualities to look for in a nonprofit CEO is strong leadership and communication skills.

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Human Connection: How Do I Train Someone to Connect More Deeply?

Let's Grow Leaders

To Get Better at Human Connection, Make Connecting a Habit “Hey Karin, I was just in your and David’s session at the Association for Talent Development (ATD) Global Conference in New Orleans, where you talked about human connection and the 4 dimensions of productive conflict (collaboration): connection , clarity , curiosity , and commitment.

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The Importance Of Emotional Intelligence In Driving Business Success

Tanveer Naseer

In the rapidly evolving business landscape, success isn’t solely determined by technical skills or expertise. Emotional intelligence (EI) is critical in driving business success. While technical prowess gets the job done, it’s emotional intelligence that fosters effective leadership, enhances teamwork, and cultivates a positive work environment. This blog post looks.

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Ethical Values are Good For Business (Part 2)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Ethical values are good for business, but only when values and strategy align. Consumers are seeking brands that support well-being, sustainability, and social justice, realizing that these brands are more likely to have the best interests of consumers and society at heart. Because of this, brands will benefit from assessing their alignment between values, culture, and strategy.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Overcoming the 4 Lies of Status

Leadership Freak

Status is more than the way others see you. It governs the way you see the world. It’s a lens you use to see yourself. Loss of standing assaults your confidence. You wonder who you are. Find answers to the deceptions of status on this post.

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Leading Thoughts for May 16, 2024

Leading Blog

I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Nido Qubein on becoming a transformational leader: “People value authenticity ahead of charisma. Charisma gets you in the door, but it takes substance to deliver results. We all must remember it’s not about us.

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From Today to Tomorrow: Ensuring Continuity through Strategic Succession

N2Growth Blog

Defining the Key Elements of a Strategic Succession Strategy A robust succession plan depends on thorough strategic planning and preparation. It begins with identifying key organizational roles that could impact its continuity and growth. Creating detailed role descriptions outlining responsibilities, requirements, and potential for growth is essential.

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5 Valuable Ways DISC Personality Profiles Unlock Clearer Team Communication and Collaboration

Great Results Team Building

The most effective leaders understand that clear communication isn’t a one-size-fits-all proposition. Different people have different communication styles, shaped by their personality tendencies. Just like a key needs the right grooves to unlock a door, your leadership approach needs to adapt to different personalities to achieve truly productive communication.

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5 Ways to Improve DE&I in the Workplace

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical for an organization’s success. And companies that take bold action to help ensure an inclusive workplace will win every time. Discover how your company can create a culture that celebrates DE&I while achieving higher revenue and growth.

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Understanding The Importance of Communicating Appreciation In Today’s Workplaces

Tanveer Naseer

There’s no question that being an effective communicator is critical to succeeding at leadership. But as my guest in this episode of my “Leadership Biz Cafe” podcast points out, a leader’s ability to express the right kind of appreciation to their employees is key to driving employee growth and success.

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11 Paths to Mastering Ethical Leadership

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Developing competent ethical leaders can be a huge challenge. Why is it so difficult? We live in a globally connected society, and are expected to be globally aware. We are dealing with catastrophic change and uncertainty. We fill many different roles in our organizations, industries and communities. Each role we play and each decision we face has different ethical implications.

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5 Ways to Identify and Avoid Toxic Positivity

Leadership Freak

The kettle on the stove is always whistling. When work is a positive experience, someone labored to make it happen. But toxic positivity corrodes organizations. Make positive experiences a daily practice, but toxic positivity is destructive. Here are 5 ways to spot toxic positivity.

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Leading Thoughts for May 23, 2024

Leading Blog

I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Judge Charles W. McCoy on keeping an open mind: “The human mind contains a door, one that either opens to new ideas or closes them out. The door swings on hinges like any other, opening as it searches for understanding and closing as it makes.

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No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Drama, End Entitlement and Drive Big Results

Speaker: Cy Wakeman, M.S., CSP, President, Reality-Based Leadership

Most HR leadership philosophies are grounded in two completely faulty assumptions — “change is hard” and “engagement drives results.” Those beliefs have inspired expensive attempts to keep change from being disruptive to employees. What these engagement programs actually do is create and reinforce feelings of victim-hood and leave employees unprepared to adapt to real changes that are necessary for the health and profitability of their enterprises.

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Unveiling Excellence: How Executive Coaching Drives Business Success

N2Growth Blog

The Power of Executive Coaching in Driving Business Success In today’s competitive business landscape, the importance of executive coaching cannot be overstated. Executives can improve their leadership skills through tailored and personalized coaching programs, overcome challenges, and achieve tangible results for their organizations. One of the key benefits of executive coaching is its ability to empower executives to reach their full potential.

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Think You’re a Good Communicator? These 6 Signs Might Prove You Wrong

Lead from Within

Being a communicator is fundamental both in your personal and professional lives. As an executive leadership coach, I’ve witnessed the significant impact effective communication can have on leadership success. Many of you believe you are good communicators, but it’s essential to continuously assess and refine your communication skills. In this blog post, we’ll explore six signs that might suggest you’re not as adept at communication as you think.

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3 Springtime Leadership Reminders To Help You Succeed This Year

Tanveer Naseer

The arrival of Spring often brings to mind the idea of renewal and new beginnings. And it’s not surprising when we see trees waking from their winter slumber to transform their spindly branches into luscious clouds of green foliage. Or when we see spring flowers like tulips emerge from the.

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Ethical Values are Good For Business (Part 1)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Even if a company has clear values, applying them is not as easy as leaders might think. According to Gallup (2016), just 23% of U.S. employees strongly agree that they can apply their organization’s values to their work every day, and only 27% strongly agree that they "believe in" their organization's values. In 2022 Gallup reported that "Without strong, lived and embedded values, it is difficult for employees to find meaning in their job.

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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.

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How Navigating Stressful Situations Can Make You a Hardier Leader 

Leadership Freak

Don't miss it. We're giving away a wonderful book on Leadership Freak today. Some people become more engaged, more challenged, and more in control during difficult times. Why? Dr. Steven Stein helps people become hardier. It's a practice you can learn. Did I mention we're giving his book away, today?

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Leadership Vulnerability: A Personal Journey Through the Eye of the Storm

Leading Blog

I N THE HIGH-STAKES world of leadership, where every decision can be scrutinized and every failure magnified, the concept of vulnerability often takes on a negative connotation, especially among men, who are taught to equate emotional openness with weakness. Yet, if we delve deeper into the annals of history and the realms of effective leadership, a different narrative emerges—one where vulnerability is not a liability but a profound source of strength.

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Securing Top Revenue Leadership: Insights from N2Growth’s CRO Searches

N2Growth Blog

Distinguishing the Traits of Successful Revenue Leaders In a competitive market, revenue leaders play vital roles, often exerting influence across the entire organizational hierarchy. Their responsibilities do not simply involve financial growth but also include strategizing comprehensive growth plans, fostering team spirit, and driving innovation. As a result, certain traits distinguish successful revenue leaders from the rest of the crowd.

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5 Questions Every Leader Should Consistently Ask Themselves

Lead from Within

As an executive leadership coach, I’ve had the privilege of working with leaders from various backgrounds and industries. One thing I’ve consistently observed is that exceptional leaders share a common practice – they regularly ask themselves thought-provoking questions. These questions serve as a compass, guiding them through the complexities of leadership.

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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 conver

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Exploring the Role of Chatbots in Banking

Strategy Driven

Chatbots in banking have quite a few uses. While the first thing that probably comes to your mind is automated customer support, they might also be used as the basis for Virtual Assistants – gen-AI-powered systems that help your customer service agents. In this article, we will discuss their role in more detail, so read on to find out more. What Are Chatbots in Banking?

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Nike Layoffs Announcement to Affect 740 Employees by June 28

HR Digest

The Nike layoffs announcements from back in February will soon finish taking shape in June, as 740 employees from their World Headquarters in Oregon will be asked to leave. The company had announced a 2 percent reduction of the workforce, targeting a reduction of at least 1,600 employees over time. Nike’s layoffs within its workforce are part of a much larger cost-cutting strategy after their last annual report in December did not see profitable results to the degree the company had expected.

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4 Secrets of Trust Building

Leadership Freak

Distrust interprets action as manipulation. When people don’t trust you, the things you do for them feel insincere. Skeptics believe compliments obscure self-serving ends and gifts mask selfish motives.

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Leading Thoughts for May 2, 2024

Leading Blog

I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Robert Cooper on preparing for the unexpected: “We don’t always handle difficult situations as well as we could. Consider that the most exceptional people in many fields—athletes, teachers, and artists, for example—spend more time rehearsing than they do performing, whereas for most people, it’s just the opposite: almost no time practicing and most of t

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Individual Development Plan Template

There’s no way around it: sometimes employees need your help. Use this free template to clarify expectations, share resources, and set a timeline. Best case scenario, this process helps them improve. Worst case, your great recordkeeping keeps you compliant even if they move on. Download the template today!