September, 2019

The 10 Stories Great Leaders Need to Tell

Leading Blog

W E KNOW GREAT STORIES are the foundation of great communication. It’s not the idea but the story about the idea that begets followers. The question is, are you telling the right story?

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Unethical Leadership: Selective Respect

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton We've seen selective respect too often. Beyond harming the people who are disrespected, it also destroys trust, and leads to chaotic environments and fear-based cultures.

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Great Leadership Trains

Career Advancement

“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” Jack Welch Dianne had always felt like more of a wallflower than a leader.

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Collaboration Begins With You

Lead Change Blog

When leaders give up their perceptions of power and start focusing on the greater good, a culture of collaboration is born. Some people think collaboration is the same as teams—but it’s not. Collaboration is an integral part of an organization’s culture.

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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.

10 Magic Phrases That Will Make You a Better Leader

Great Leadership By Dan

By Dan McCarthy : Want to be a better leader? Then try improving your vocabulary. No, I'm not talking adding the latest management and leadership buzzwords or jargon to your repertoire. I'm talking about adding some powerful phrases to your vocabulary that will engage, motivate and inspire others.

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The Top Ten Toxic Behaviors of Lousy Leaders

Leadership Freak

“Most leaders don’t need to learn what to do. They need to learn what to stop.” Peter Drucker Top Ten toxic Behaviors of Lousy Leaders: #1. Neglecting relationships. A short conversation about someone’s… Continue reading → Success Leadership Development leadership success

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19 Leadership Trend Reports for 2019

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton One of the challenges of responsible leadership is staying on top of fast-moving trends. This week, I’m making that process a little easier for you by sharing 19 interesting leadership trend reports.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Overcomer Movie

Joseph Lalonde

Overcomer is the latest film from the Kendrick brothers, Alex and Stephen. They produce movies under the company of Kendrick Brothers Productions.

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How You Learn is How You Live

Lead Change Blog

Being a lifelong learner is one of the secrets to happiness and success. When people acquire new skills, master new capabilities, and become more mature, their personal and professional lives are enhanced. But what’s the best way for each of us to do that?

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How Being a Leader is Like a Pair of Shoes – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Believe it or not, two viewers issued me the same challenge this week – asking me to compare leadership to SHOES! Check out the video below to see if I can rise to the challenge this week… Tweet it out: Strive to be a leader people love as much as their favorite pair of shoes. […].

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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.

3 Ways to Shrink a Bighead

Leadership Freak

“Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.” Ann Landers 7 reasons humility is a brilliant idea: You’re not as smart as you think. Make room for ignorance.

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First Look: Leadership Books for September 2019

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in September 2019. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases. Call Sign Chaos : Learning to Lead by Jim Mattis and Bing West.

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The Complexity of Ethical Thinking and Decision Making (Part 6)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton This series has explored 5 important spheres of Ethical Thinking and Decision Making. This week I'm summing it up in a checklist that will help you apply all 5 to your daily choices.

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How to Lead in a Caustic Culture

Let's Grow Leaders

To lead in a caustic culture, focus on your influence It’s a question we hear after every keynote we deliver: “I want to build a Courageous Culture, but I don’t know if it will work at my company. It’s not a healthy […].

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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.

Resilience is an Equal Opportunity Resource

Lead Change Blog

Is resiliency easy? No, it’s not — but it is worth pursuing. Consider these three examples. Susan serves as chair for an international education movement and doubles as the unofficial “mayor” of her 500-home community. Busy beyond busy, she still finds time to listen to music with her husband, watch birds feed in the backyard, and nurture friends in need. Resilient in spite of the demands? Sasha hires himself out as a handyman and watches over his aging parents.

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Resisting Micromanagement

Kevin Eikenberry

Ask any group about the skills of the best managers and leaders, and they will never include micromanagement on the list. I know, because I’ve asked hundreds of people that question. And yet, everyone knows what micromanagement is and has experienced it and its negative consequences.

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Ten Ways to Screw Up Your Next Meeting

Leadership Freak

When meetings go off the rails, the person at the head of the table is incompetent. Ten ways to screw up your next meeting: #1. Don’t state the purpose of the meeting. #2.… … Continue reading → Meetings and agendas Leadership Leadership Development Meetings

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The Optimist’s Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age

Leading Blog

H OW DO YOU get people to think ahead? In a time characterized by wide-ranging change, we need to think through the consequences of what we have wrought. We need to think ahead. It is reckless not to. We can’t predict the future, so it’s hard to think about the future.

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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 conversations.

Preparing for Success: 8 Ways to Stack the Odds in Your Favor

RapidStart Leadership

What does preparing for success look like? In this short video, a small team prepares to break a major barrier of human achievement; here's what it takes. The post Preparing for Success: 8 Ways to Stack the Odds in Your Favor appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Coaching For Change – The Key To A Change-Prepared Workforce

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Daniel Lock. Change is the one constant in business. Factors causing change include digital disruption; legislative and regulatory changes; and changing customer needs and desires. Whatever the reason, organizations are always changing.It

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Experiment Your Way to Success

Lead Change Blog

“Experiment. Make it your motto day and night. Experiment and it will lead you to the light.” ” That’s Cole Porter’s advice. He wrote the song, “Experiment” for the 1933 musical comedy Nymph Errant. If you want to cut your failure rate, get better results, and get them faster, you’ll follow his advice. Cut Your Failure Rate.

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Why Leadership Development is Self-Development

Kevin Eikenberry

I’ve had a front row seat to observe and work with many effective leaders over the last 30 years. Here is one thing that is certain: the best leaders are learners. But leadership development for the best leaders isn’t as simple as reading the right books and taking the right courses.

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Toxic Leaders – The Toxic Trinity that Takes Leaders Down

Leadership Freak

Bill Clinton said, “It’s the economy, stupid.” In organizations, “It’s the leadership, stupid.” The problem with organizations is toxic leadership. Look around. If you don’t like what you see, look in the mirror.… … Continue reading → Leading

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Looking for Ways to Improve Innovation? Improvisational Comedy Can Show You How

Leading Blog

D ISRUPTION is happening in even the most stalwart industries, leading business leaders scrambling to create a culture of innovation in their organizations. Coming up with amazingly novel ideas isn’t an innate ability but can be a learned skill that leaders and their teams can develop.

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Go After The Puck.

Rich Gee Group

As Wayne Gretzky said a number of years ago: "I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been." — Where do you think your puck is going to be in the next five years? Where is your career or business going? Is it thriving or flat? Where is your industry going? Growing or shrinking?

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Leaders Stop Trying to Be Efficient

N2Growth Blog

Let’s cut right to the chase; stop focusing on being efficient – it’s a waste of time. Nobody other than perhaps you really cares how efficient you are, but everyone cares how effective you are.

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Leading Towards a Network Organization

Lead Change Blog

In a previous blog , I wrote about why you should transform your organization into a network organization and promised to write about how to lead that transformation. To recap, a network organization is all about communities based on connectors and content. Connectors come from all layers of your hierarchy, know who’s who, know many people, have contacts throughout the organization, and get things done by connecting people to each other.

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From Fragmented to Focused: Helping Your Team Stay Focused

Kevin Eikenberry

How often do you feel tugged in multiple directions during the day, driven by “something urgent?” How often do you succumb to the lure of the shiny object diverting your attention? Perhaps more importantly, how often is your team being diverted and losing focus?

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How to Hold People Accountable when You’d Rather Eat a Worm

Leadership Freak

12 reasons holding people accountable is distasteful: You naturally pick up the slack when someone falls behind. You aren’t accountable to your own responsibilities. Like holding people accountable.)

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Artificial Persuasion: The Invisible Brand

Leading Blog

M ASS MEDIA has been replaced by mass personalization through the rise of Artificial Intelligence.

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Why Employee Health And Wellness Needs To Become A Critical Leadership Priority

Tanveer Naseer

One key to succeeding at leadership is creating a workplace environment that empowers employees to commit their best efforts. To that end, shouldn’t leaders also be looking at measures to improve employee health and wellness to help attract and retain employees?

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Why You Should Welcome Millennials Onto Your Team

Joseph Lalonde

Leading Millennials. You may be thinking you don’t want to welcome millennials onto your team. They’re lazy. They have no work ethic. And they’re going to leave anyway. I have to say, your thinking would be wrong to think millennials won’t benefit your team.

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Co-Active Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Top-down, one-dimensional leadership models are hopelessly outmoded in today’s rapidly changing world, and they waste the leadership ability that is present throughout an organization. After all, if leaders are those who are responsible for their world — then everyone is a leader.

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