January, 2019

3L’s of Self-Directed Learning: Insights from My TEDx Talk

QAspire

I started 2019 by delivering a TEDx talk at TEDxGCET in Vallabh Vidyanagar. This post covers a few key insights extracted from the talk. Video to be posted soon. Formal education is a launch pad that equips us with fundamentals. But we need wings to fly long and high in the direction of our dreams.

7 Things Every Leader Needs to Quit Immediately

Ron Edmondson

I’ve often wished I could say something to every leader. Some things I’ve learned the hard way. I often share things leadership should do, but today I thought I’d share some things not to do. Some things to quit.

Conquering the 5 Misconceptions that Hold Leaders Back

Leading Blog

T HERE ARE THINGS we believe that when we really think about them, we might find that they are not helpful. We might think of them as blind spots that adversely affect our leadership effectiveness. In What Are Your Blind Spots?

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Courageous Servant Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

I had one of my most profound, memorable, touching experiences in Washington, D.C. two weeks ago that I’ve realized after reflection has some important connections to leadership.

Shaving Options

Execupundit

As Gillette's "toxic masculinity' ad sparks an uproar , their executives should remember that there are some serious alternatives to their product. Here are two strong ones: The original (and memorable) commercial for Dollar Shave Club. The warm-hearted commercial for Harry's Shaving Company.

Setting Yourself Up to Lead in 2019

Kevin Eikenberry

rThere are predictions and prognostications of all sorts at the start of a new year. If you read enough of these you will find some that completely contradict each other. I will not share either, rather I make five promises.

The most amazing question

Aspire-CS

Photo credit: 123RF. In the formative stages of my career I was a Human Resources generalist for a large Pharmaceutical company. As an avowed problem-solver I got frustrated when people came to me with drawn-out tales of workplace woe that I just couldn’t solve for them.

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Unlocking Creativity: Are These Creativity-Inhibiting Mindsets Holding You Back?

Leading Blog

I N AN IBM global survey of CEOs, the overwhelming consensus was that more than rigor, management discipline, integrity or even vision, successfully navigating an increasing complex world will require creativity. In a world where we must adapt or die, we need creative solutions.

19 Leadership Traits To Focus On In 2019

Joseph Lalonde

You’re never done developing your leadership skills. The traits that make for a great leader can always be honed and improved. You only have to focus on what will make you better. But do you know where you need to focus?

3 Moving-Target Issues Every Leader Must Be Following

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Alexandra Levit: As a futurist, it’s my job to track the evolution of the 21st century organization, and as of late we’ve come upon new challenges in reputation management, intellectual property, and digital transformation and disruption. Your challenge as a leader?

5 Reasons You Should NOT Set Goals

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

The idea that you should not set goals runs counter to what we’ve been taught. Numerous research studies over the years have established a strong link between goal-setting and success, motivation and confidence. For most people, setting goals can make the difference between mediocre and high performance. But not for everyone and not all the time. There […]. The post 5 Reasons You Should NOT Set Goals appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

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What Do You Collect? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

You may or may not know, but I am a collector of antique tractors – yes, the real, life-sized tractors that you’d find on a farm. And while this is a fun fact, I mention it today for more reasons than that.

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7 New Year Resolutions Which Could Change Your World

Ron Edmondson

Whether or not you do New Year resolutions, we could all stand to improve some things in our life. And, if we do, I’m confident we could also improve the life of others. In fact, with a whole lot of improving – it might become contagious – and we might just change the world.

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How to Win in Africa

Leading Blog

I N THE WESTERN WORLD, we often do not have an accurate picture of Africa as a growing marketplace. We frequently imagine a continent of villages and stories of corruption and violence dominate our perspective.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From A Quiet Place

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I missed A Quiet Place in the theaters. After watching it this past weekend, I’m kicking myself for waiting so long to see A Quiet Place. The movie takes place sometime in the future where the world has been decimated by monsters who have hyper-sensitive hearing.

The Key to Sustainable Performance

Lead Change Blog

As an organization, as a leader, sustainable performance is key to build and maintain an excellent organization. Sustainable performance means coworkers do excellent work without falling into the traps of burnout or workaholism. Sustainable performance means your organization efficiently and effectively provides quality products and services, is blessed with low absenteeism and low staff-turnover. All of this is good for the bottom line. Sustainable Performance and Engagement.

Time

Execupundit

If respected, an ally. If neglected, an adversary

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The Coaching Alphabet

Kevin Eikenberry

Daily, I am asked questions about coaching success. Daily, I strive for greater coaching success for myself. Today, I challenged myself to share three ideas that will, when implemented, help you be a more successful and confident coach.

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7 Ways We Frustrate Fellow Team Members

Ron Edmondson

With every team or organization I have led there have been people who get frustrated with someone else on the team. In full disclosure, sometimes others have been frustrated with me. Frustration is common among relationships.

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What’s Your Story?

Leading Blog

W HAT GREAT LEADERS have in common is their ability to communicate and create meaning from their words. Much of that ability speaks to the ability to listen and read between the lines to develop an understanding with those you lead. Great stories begin with great listening.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Upside

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The Upside, starring Kevin Hart as Dell Scott and Bryan Cranston as Phillip Lacasse, is a heart-warming tale.

Business Politics Landscape – Cultural Shaping of an Organization’s Business Politics Landscape

Strategy Driven

All organizations are political to some degree with their culture defining the predominant, acceptable political practices – the organization’s political landscape.

Novels for Leaders

Execupundit

“There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded.

Health and Well-Being in the Workplace

Lead Change Blog

Employees are no longer just motivated by a paycheck. Those who are there just for the money will usually work inefficiently. To improve employee morale and health, you can consider implementing these tips. Encourage Employees to Work Out. As a leader, you should encourage your employees to exercise during working hours. Physical activity will keep them mentally sharp, meaning they will be able to work more productively.

Playing it Safe — Not My Style — And, Often Not God’s Plan

Ron Edmondson

A number of years ago, I observed a characteristic in me I hope is not permanent. After our boys moved out of the house, we moved to a downtown condo. The condo sat on a hill, overlooking the river district of our community. We loved the view, but it presented a problem on windy days. We had to weatherize our front porch every time we suspected a storm, turning over the furniture and making sure everything was secure.

Newton’s First Law and Your Life

Leading Blog

I N 1686, Sir Isaac Newton presented three laws of motion. The first law is often referred to as the Law of Inertia. The law states that every object will remain at rest or continue in a straight line unless compelled to change its state by the action of an external force.

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How To Plan Your Offer Funnel Like A Pro

Women on Business

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] If you haven't already done so, update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us. link]. Marketing marketing funnel offer funnel online marketing sales funnel

How to Think Like a Futurist

Strategy Driven

Being a futurist means paying attention to new patterns or trends that are slowly percolating up through the market and/or society that have the potential to catch on in a major way. It’s about coming up with possible scenarios for the future given these developments.

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The Leadership Mirror – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Most of us look in a mirror every day – and sometimes more than once! But I’m not talking about looking in a mirror in this regard. In this episode, I am advocating for a mirror as it relates to our leadership and I’m asking a few questions to help you understand what you’ll see […]. The post The Leadership Mirror – Remarkable TV appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

6 Reasons Your Staff Keeps You in the Dark

Let's Grow Leaders

Do you ever feel like your staff keeps you in the dark? Do you ever wonder if they’re going out of their way to keep you out of their way? That seems ridiculous. AND, it’s entirely possible. Here’s the scary part if […].

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7 Traits of an Insecure Leader

Ron Edmondson

Christian are called to walk by faith. Of course, this includes Christian leaders. A part of our calling in leadership means we won’t always know what the future holds, but we steadfastly follow God’s leadership. I must be honest.

Three personal foundations to master for better leadership

Aspire-CS

When we look at a well-built building, most of us don’t notice the foundation. Instead, our eyes go right to what’s on top of it. If it is unusual, old, or beautiful, we might comment on those qualities. Have you ever heard someone say, “That’s a beautiful foundation”? Most likely you haven’t.

5 Tips on How to become a Better Boss

Career Advancement

“The speed of the boss is the speed of the team.”. Lee Iacocca~. Tom had been working as a manager for almost a year. He was good at evaluating people’s performance, pointing out areas for improvement, and saying “thank you” often. To him, those were the things that a good boss did.

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Female Sales Professionals: Take Out Your Head Trash!

Strategy Driven

If you are a woman who sells for a living, let me suggest that you begin 2019 by taking out the trash. I am referring to your “head trash” – those limiting beliefs and notions that lead to self-doubt, remorse, and subservient, and generally wimpy sales behavior. This is something I can’t do for you.

Seven Career Viruses

Execupundit

Fear of failure. The opportunity-killer. Careers are made by seizing opportunities. Lack of judgment. Just make sure you don't seize every opportunity. An open door sometimes leads to the basement. Fear of success.

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Factfulness

Kevin Eikenberry

By Hans Rosling with Ola Rosling and Anna Rosling Ronnlund Few books give you advice on how to think more effectively. Fewer definitively answer big questions. This book does both.

Tips for a Successful and Smooth Launch

Women on Business

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