June, 2017

9 Things Positive Leaders Do

Leading Blog

J ON GORDON is a prolific writer. He has written at least a dozen books on leadership that I am aware of. The Power of Positive Leadership summarizes much of his thinking and provides a great introduction to all of his other work. As a result, it is full of good practices and thinking.

What is Your Emotional Intelligence Level? Take the Infographic Quiz

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Got questions?

Lead Change Blog

When I was growing up, I envied the little boy next door. His mom asked him questions. Would you like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich or soup for lunch? Will you spend the afternoon reading a book or playing? My mom told me how it was going to be.

Leader Isolation: 6 Ways to Conquer Loneliness at the Top

RapidStart Leadership

We are not alone… …but sometimes it can feel that way. Leadership can bring with it a sense of isolation. You seem to be the only one bearing the burden of responsibility, setting the standard, and trying to balance the demands of your boss with the realities on the ground.

How to Recognize a Leader

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

How do you recognize who’s a leader? Is it the person telling everyone what to do? Not necessarily. If he is being ignored, he is only talking to himself. Is it the person giving directions? Telling people where to go? Not necessarily.

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Stop Thinking “Productivity” — Start Thinking “Problem Solving”

Lead Change Blog

Whether you’re facing price pressure from domestic competitors, startups, powerful customers, or low-cost overseas providers, you’ve heard the mantra of “productivity” preached again and again. What typically comes to mind when your organization starts talking about increasing productivity?

New Leader Checklist: 4 Questions to Ask if You Want to Lead Effectively

RapidStart Leadership

Whether it’s your first leadership position or your fifty-first, taking over can be a challenging business. One key to success? Don’t start out by answering questions; start by asking them.

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How To Become An Innovative Leader

Joseph Lalonde

Business organizations are looking for the next breakthrough. As a leader, they’re looking to you to be an innovative leader. The big question is: How do I become an innovative leader? That’s what we’re going to look at today.

How Failure Taught Me To Become A Better Listener

Tanveer Naseer

In my work with various leaders, one of the strategies I often share is employing the art of asking questions.

How to Help a Task Master Focus on People

Let's Grow Leaders

“I’m just not a people person.” ” “I hate this touchy-feely crap.” ” “See that! I’m a ‘C’ on the DiSC assessment this just doesn’t come naturally to me. Now let me get back to work!”

Funding Sources For Women Entrepreneurs

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The One Question I Ask When Receiving a Complaint

Ron Edmondson

It would be difficult to be in leadership and not have people upset with a decision you made at some point. In fact, with every decision comes a variety of responses. Leadership guides people places they’ve never been before, so leading always involves change.

Humility is the New Smart: Are You Ready?

Leading Blog

S MART used to be a quantity game. “I I know more than you. I get more things right.” But Ed Hess and Katherine Ludwig say that in the new Smart Machine Age, that’s losing game. The new smart is about quality.

How Great Leaders Unleash Passion

Lead Change Blog

Picture this. You walk out of an airport to take a taxi cab to your hotel. The taxi driver has a sullen look, seems completely disinterested in you, plays music you dislike, and talks to his buddies on his phone all the way.

Why The Bible Is The Best Business Book You’ll Ever Read

Joseph Lalonde

With so many new business books releasing you might have a hard time figuring out the best business book to read. For me, the best business book you’ll ever read has to be a classic: The Bible. You hear me right. I believe the best business book ever written is the Bible.

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Future of Work: Four Shifts Leaders Must Focus on

QAspire

Talking about the impending shifts like automation, robotics, disruptions and uncertainties in our world of work is almost clichéd.

4 People Every Successful Businessperson Needs on Their Team

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4 Ways to Process The Emotions of Betrayal as a Leader

Ron Edmondson

I was reading a Bible passage the other day and, as I read, I had the weirdest emotional response to the text. I realize Scripture is supposed to impact us this way – if we allow it to – but, suddenly I was feeling a stirring in my stomach. I became slightly nervous.

Winning at Chaos: How to Succeed When it All Falls Apart

RapidStart Leadership

Today is June 9 th. D-Day, the Allied Invasion of Normandy took place 73 years and three days ago, heralding the beginning of the end of the Axis powers in Europe during World War II. Much has been written about the big strategic decisions before the invasion.

June 2017 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the June 2017 edition of the Leadership Development Carnival! I tend to compare summer leadership to summer school. Your students may be having trouble keeping their minds on the task at hand but they have to do more in less time.

21 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Tom Cruise’s The Mummy Reboot

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Tom Cruise took over the reigns as the leading character in the new The Mummy movie. Universal Studios is rebooting multiple monster movie franchises to create a Dark Universe.

Why You Might Be a Micromanager and It’s Not Your Fault

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Marissa was frustrated. As district manager of a large retail chain, she was responsible for ten stores. Her district was doing well, meeting sales goals and store operations were generally smooth. The problem was that her boss, the regional manager, was a micromanager. Every time an issue arose, her boss was right in the mix […]. The post Why You Might Be a Micromanager and It’s Not Your Fault appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

Establishing Credibility as a Young Businesswoman-5 Ways to Boost Your Confidence

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Don’t Address the HOW until you Address the WHAT

Ron Edmondson

A principle of leadership I’ve seen it many times. You have an idea – it’s not a bad idea – it may even be a great idea. You just don’t know yet.

Communicate Like a Leader: Connecting Strategically to Coach, Inspire and Get Things Done

Kevin Eikenberry

by Dianna Booher If you want to be more successful in life and ask people for advice, two pieces of advice will show up early and often: Become a great communicator. Become strategic or intentional. This is amazingly sound advice. And when you are in a leadership role, the advice is doubly true.

Resilience: It’s All In Your Head

Lead Change Blog

I remember sitting on the edge of my bed crying. I have a variety of issues with my back. A few years ago they were acting up. One day I rolled out of bed about 4 pm because I couldn’t get up any sooner. I had a “why me?” moment. “Why is this happening to me?”

Get More Done By Doing Less

Joseph Lalonde

I don’t have enough time in the day to get everything I need to done. That’s the cry of so many leaders out there. You’ve probably uttered those words as well. You feel overwhelmed by all the responsibilities of your leadership role. I’ve got a little something for you today.

The Disposition of Attitude

Chris Brady

The following excerpt was taken directly from Chris Brady's critically acclaimed book, Rascal: It has often been said, “Attitude is everything.” Author John Maxwell, however, offers a great. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Entrepreneur Journey – Tips for Being Better Without Being Bitter

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4 Ways Leaders Create Capacity

Ron Edmondson

Capacity: the ability or power to do, experience, or understand something. Great leaders know the more capacity the organization has the more potential it has to accomplish its mission. When the organization begins to exceed its capacity for too long things eventually stall.

Stop Measuring Employee Loyalty By Tenure: 5 Steps to Creating a Boomerang Culture

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Lee Caraher: The great lament of so many leaders and managers today is that “no one is loyal anymore.”

Five Profound Paradoxes That Can Change Your Perspective and Your Results

Kevin Eikenberry

Recently my daughter graduated from high school, like 727 of her classmates, and like hundreds of thousands more around the world. They are graduating with knowledge and facts that they have learned to apply in a neat and precise way.

29 Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Cars 3

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Let’s be honest. Walt Disney Picture’s and Pixar’s Cars 2 was a disappoint. Cars 2 strayed far from what made the original Cars movie great. Thankfully, Cars 3 veers back on track.

4 Dangers of Digital Communication and 8 Tips to Avoid Them

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Guest post by Naphtali Hoff It’s no surprise that we use email and text for so many of our communications. It’s often faster, it’s neater, and it can easily be saved for future reference without paper sifting and clutter. Digital communication allows us to send and reply at our own convenience.