May, 2019

10 Exceptional Strategies For Extraordinary Executives

N2Growth Blog

Most extraordinary executives would agree that business practices evolve over time, and our experiences turn into knowledge. My such experience has inspired this article, 10 exceptional strategies for extraordinary executives. As a coach, my goal is always to see my client succeed.

Cascades: 6 Principles for Creating Transformational Change

Leading Blog

T HE NATURE OF POWER has shifted from top-down to the center of networks. Networks are key to understanding how to create transformational change.

May 2019 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the May Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, team building, and more. Communication. Lisa Kohn of Thoughtful Leaders Blog contributed Silent and listen have a lot in common besides six letters.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From John Wick 3: Parabellum

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. It all started with a dog. A dog that was slain by someone attacking John Wick (Keanu Reeves) and his home. Now, we’re three films into the John Wick franchise and it only keeps getting better.

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.

Rethinking Daydreaming: Why A Wandering Mind Benefits Business

Strategy Driven

Where does an idea come from? It’s a debatable question, and one that likely invokes an image of classic cartoons and lightbulbs above heads. In real life, those “eureka!”

Why Men Don’t Have Friends and Why Women Should Care

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

My professor, advisor and mentor, Don Carew, handed out this article at the beginning of each semester while I was a grad student in Organization Behavior at University of Mass, Amherst in the mid 1980’s. What does this have to do with leadership? Why is it important for both men and women? The answers will […]. The post Why Men Don’t Have Friends and Why Women Should Care appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Personal Effectiveness

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Great Leaders Have No Rules

Leading Blog

T HERE ARE well-intentioned behaviors and assumptions about leadership that we have accepted over the years that really don’t serve us well. Kevin Kruse has identified ten such assumptions and provided effective counter-thinking in Great Leaders Have No Rules.

The Art of Servant Leadership

Lead Change Blog

By integrating the servant-led paradigm into their inner lives and professional thinking, today’s leaders can revolutionize heartless corporate strategies that reward the few at the expense of the many.

Why Good Leaders Speak Up

Joseph Lalonde

The Speak Up! Series. Have you ever been in a situation where a bad leader spoke up? He shared a vision isolated to himself. Or he chose to single out one employee and berate him. Bad leaders tend to speak up when something is wrong.

Planning to Be Lucky: Are We Betting on the Wrong Thing?

RapidStart Leadership

Can we really plan to be lucky? He said, “Luck is the residue of design.” Who was it, and what did he mean? And more importantly, how can we put his idea to work so that the lucky breaks come when we roll the dice? All that and more in … Planning to Be Lucky: Are We Betting on the Wrong Thing?

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.

Building Trust Through Behavioral Integrity

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds : Cornell University professor Dr. Tony Simons’ powerful article, “ The High Cost of Lost Trust ,” appeared in the Harvard Business Review in 2002.

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Employee Engagement And Empowerment

N2Growth Blog

Employee engagement is defined as an active state related to productivity and innovation. Engaged employees can be described as being fully immersed in and enthusiastic about their work. This emotional attachment means that employees will go above and beyond the call of duty.

Do You Need an Attitude Adjustment?

Leading Blog

H AVING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE is a critical element of leadership. To some, this comes naturally. Others must constantly work on it. Since my earliest memory, I have had the sense that anything worth doing… worth pursuing… must be passionately pursued. A positive attitude naturally follows.

The Disciplined Leader

Lead Change Blog

What do the best leaders have in common? As author of The Disciplined Leader and President of Management Action Programs, Inc. MAP), John Manning should know.

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.

The Benefits Of Speaking Up

Joseph Lalonde

The Speak Up! Series. There you sit. Your head is down and you’re not offering your opinion. You’re quiet and waiting for the meeting to be over. You have this nagging feeling you should speak up. You believe you have something to offer. Yet, you just can’t speak up.

How Is Critical Thinking Different From Ethical Thinking?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher ThorntonEthical thinking and critical thinking are both important and it helps to understand how we need to use them together to make decisions. .

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The 6 Conditions Required to Scale a Creative Leadership Culture

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Robert J. Anderson and William A. Adams : We all look up to the great leaders among us—the men and women who seem to have a knack for creating inspiring visions of the future while building company cultures that bring out the very best in employees. And while individual leaders are key to an organization’s success, collective leadership effectiveness carries the day.

The Dangers of Taking the Easy Way

RapidStart Leadership

“What’s wrong with taking the easy way?” ” Sometimes the answer to our problem seems easy. But the easy solution may not always be the right one.

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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.

The Three Types of Workplace Courage

Leading Blog

C OURAGE IS THE FIRST VIRTUE of organizational performance. Consider, for example, all the other concepts that courage connects to in workplace settings. Leadership takes courage because it requires making bold decisions that some people won’t agree with or support.

Hitting Workplace Conflict Head-on

Lead Change Blog

“For good ideas and true innovation, you need human interactions, conflict, argument, debate.” — Margaret Heffernan. Do you remember the last time you avoided getting into an argument with your boss or your coworker? You were probably trying to maintain harmony and relationship. That is what many of us do when we try to avoid conflict. VitalSmarts’ research reveals that employees waste an average of $1500 and an 8-hour workday for every crucial conversation that they avoid.

You Have A Voice. Be Heard!

Joseph Lalonde

The Speak Up! Series. Guys… There’s something I need to open up to you about. I struggle with an issue that affects my ability to lead well. It’s hard to admit this but I have difficulty speaking up and being heard. Yup, you heard me right.

Is it a Strength or a Weakness?

Kevin Eikenberry

There is much talk about strengths and how we should play to them. The wisdom is learn about your strengths, and once you know them and use them, you will become more effective. This is a fine approach, and while I agree with it in general, there is a problem. A problem that might be […].

The Unspoken Role of Confidence in Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Karen J. Hewitt: Leadership is one of the most regularly used words in the world of business, and arguably one of the most important. But what does it really mean, and is it delivering what it promises in organisations?

Benefits of Hiring a Professional Keynote Speaker

Career Advancement

“The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.”. Ray Kroc. Easton Asks: I want to hire a great professional keynote speaker for an event I’m helping to plan. However, I don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for a feel-good speech that doesn’t deliver results.

36 Lessons for Business & Life from Trillion Dollar Coach Bill Campbell

Leading Blog

B ILL CAMPBELL was one of the most influential background players in Silicon Valley. He helped to build some of Silicon Valley’s greatest companies including Google, Apple, and Intuit and to create over a trillion dollars in market value.

Gardens Bloom. Do you?

Lead Change Blog

If a picture is worth 1000 words, a metaphor is worth 1000 pictures. There’s great wisdom to learn from the spring growth that breaks out of the cold grasp of winter. This year, at the 35th Annual Tulip Festival in Woodburn, OR, I was reminded of how the human spirit resembles the tulip bulb. Before me spread acres and acres of magnificent tulips, proudly displaying depths of colors and varieties that only photographs could capture.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Pokemon: Detective Pikachu

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I have fond memories of Pokemon. From the original cartoon to the trading card game to the video games (Pokemon Red and Blue for the original Nintendo Gameboy). I spent countless hours consuming the content of Pokemon and trying to catch them all in the video games.

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The Danger of Expertise – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

We spend most of our lives trying to learn and know as much as we can. It’s ingrained in us that the more we know, the better off we are. And while there’s no question that knowledge truly is power, sometimes…as leaders…there is danger in expertise.

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Strategy as a Problem Solving Process

Strategy Driven

“The old paradigm of strategy departments and planning cycles has been overthrown by agile and rapid team-based problem solving, providing better solutions and better organization alignment to implement.”

Shallow Thinking

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher ThorntonThe question of the day is "How does "shallow thinking" leads to ethical mistakes?" By shallow thinking, I mean thinking that is limited in breadth and depth. Think about taking a stroll on the beach as you read the characteristics of shallow thinking below.

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First Look: Leadership Books for May 2019

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in May 2019. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases. Turn Enemies Into Allies : The Art of Peace in the Workplace (Conflict Resolution for Leaders, Managers, and Anyone Stuck in the Middle) by Judy Ringer. Leaders often believe they don’t have the time to help employees navigate conflict. It takes more time not to address conflict than to constructively intervene.

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Long Live the Chief Happiness Officer!

Lead Change Blog

At long last, focused attention for MAC! Do you know what’s so great? For years we’ve been writing about the three needs which when fulfilled make a person happy – at home and even more so at work: Mastery, Autonomy, and Connection. It’s so simple. Yet not easy. That’s why many organizations who have understood this message realize how difficult it is to truly live up to this challenge and appoint a Chief Happiness Officer. A hype? Rubbish? We think not.

7 Faces of Distrust

Leadership Freak

A reader asks, “Maybe a post on how to proceed when relationships have been eroded among team members? With a small team, I find it especially challenging.”