October, 2017

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Jackie Chan’s The Foreigner

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article Jackie Chan is inspiring. At 63 years old, Chan will put younger men to shame in the action and stunts he will do in his movies. The Foreigner (based on the book The Chinaman ) is Jackie Chan’s latest U.S. release.

Stop Social Loafing: 6 Ways to Get Everyone Working

RapidStart Leadership

How come 1+1+1 does not equal 3? You would think that the more people on a project, the greater the output. Sadly, that’s not always the case. A phenomenon called Social Loafing leads some team members to do the minimum possible. They drag down group productivity like a boat anchor.

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Seven Questions to Ask Yourself Before You have a Difficult Conversation

Kevin Eikenberry

Tough conversations. You know, the ones we need to have, but are concerned about. The ones that remind us of the similar conversations that didn’t go so well in the past. Popular books have been written about these types of conversations, and have changed what we call them.

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7 High Costs of Leadership Every Leader Should Pay

Ron Edmondson

Leadership should be expensive. If we desire to be leaders it should cost us something. Leadership is a stewardship. It’s the keeping of a valuable trust others place in you. Cheap leadership is never good leadership. Here are 7 high costs of leadership: Personal agenda.

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Seven overused leadership strengths

Aspire-CS

Knowing your strengths allows you to capitalize on them, and use them to be a better leader. Who wouldn’t want that? Yet, there are strengths that can be overused. When that happens, they can undermine your best efforts at becoming a great leader.

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Why Every Organization Should Focus on Making Managers More Coach-Like

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Michael Bungay Stanier: “Coaching” is one of those buzzwords that has been flying around human resources and leadership conversations for a few years now. By now we know how effective coaching can bridge the gap between HR and talent development. Trouble is, not everyone really knows what coaching means. It’s easy enough to see why that is — coaching comes in a few forms.

When Only the Senior Leader Fully Understands

Ron Edmondson

I was once talking with a young pastor having to make some hard decisions in his church. He was praying, seeking wisdom from other pastors and leaders, and allowing input from the church. He felt confident he was making the right decisions for the life of the church at the time.

How to make feedback a developmental opportunity

Aspire-CS

Many employees cringe at the thought of getting feedback from their manager. Who wouldn’t blame them? It tends to be overly critical, given with haste and without care, and confusing. So often, the feedback given is often useless to the receiver.

Stages of Team Development and Leadership

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Teams move through predictable stages of team development, but how quickly and easily they progress depends on how well the needs of the team are being met during each stage. Teams don’t always move smoothly, and sometimes they can get stuck.

Catalyst Atlanta 2017 Recap

Joseph Lalonde

The Best Recap Of Catalyst Atlanta 2017 October 5th and 6th, 2017 I had the pleasure of live-blogging from the Catalyst Conference. I was able to share with you in almost real-time what happened at the Catalyst Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

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How to Determine If the Balls You’re Juggling Are Rubber or Glass

Next Level Blog

In my work as a coach and speaker to corporate leaders, I hear a lot of stories about how many balls people are trying to juggle at once. There are at least three big factors driving these stories. First, most leaders in most organizations are expected to continuously do more with less. Second is the ability to do practically anything from your smartphone that you could do at your desk.

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Master the Habit Cycle and Achieve Your Goals

RapidStart Leadership

What if you could turn making good choices into a habit? It’s easy to set a goal. It’s much harder to actually achieve it. Part of the problem is that to make progress, every day you have to choose to put in the effort.

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7 Ways to Correct a Team Member in a Healthy Way

Ron Edmondson

All of us make mistakes and occasionally need someone to help us become better at what we do. This should always be the end goal of correction. Avoiding the corrective procedure keeps the organization from being all it can be. It keeps people from learning from their mistakes.

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Avoid a Common Leadership Mistake: Empower Your Team

CoachStation

Effective leaders make shared goals clear. They also clarify the role we each play in achieving them. Leaders empower their team members and hold them accountable for delivering agreed results. However, to inspire and empower you must have a connection with your team members…a relationship.

What Was Unilever Thinking?

N2Growth Blog

The PR Disaster that resulted when Unilever decided a run a Dove Soap ad on its U.S. Facebook page last Friday, that showed a black woman turning white, could have been avoided with better leadership. It’s that simple! No more discussion or debate needed.

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The Heart Behind Catalyst’s 2017 Theme “Of Good Courage”

Joseph Lalonde

Normally, Mondays are reserved for Reel Leadership articles. This week is going to be different. The Reel Leadership series is being interrupted to share with you a message from my friend Tyler Reagin.

3 Ways to Build Trust and Gain Followership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Tarra Mitchell : If we want our teams to follow us willingly, they first need to trust us. To gain trust, we have to learn to connect with people in a meaningful way. People want to be seen and heard. They want to know that we will be there for them if they need us. Meaningful connection is not necessarily a natural talent that comes easily. Connecting with others requires that we get to know individual team members as people, not simply employees.

Increase Your Influence – Stop Talking!

Lead Change Blog

If your life was a silent film, could the people in the audience discern your influence? We leaders have become a communicative group. I just Googled “leadership,” and got 861 million hits. We’ve written books on leadership, blogs on leadership, articles on leadership, and white papers on leadership.

7 Phrases to Ban When Trying to Discover New Ideas

Ron Edmondson

The best ideas in an organizational setting often come by getting a group together and searching for new ideas or ways of doing things.

Businesses that You Can Start With Little to No Capital

Women on Business

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7 Strategies To Lead With Abundance

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Dr. Naphtali Hoff. People with a scarcity mentality tend to see everything in terms of win-lose. There is only so much; and if someone else has it, that means there will be less for me.

Create Conversations That Matter

Coaching Tip

Open-Ended Questions. After you've clarified your intent and begun to practice establishing rapport and being open, your next challenge is to ask open-ended questions. Rapport is a great foundation for this. Effective open-ended questions generate responses that are unrehearsed and unscripted almost story-like in quality and the answers often invite more questions. . The key to asking open-ended questions is to be aware of what your questions start with.

Why Training is Always Pushed Down the Priority List

Kevin Eikenberry

It happens over and over. There is a call to cut the budget. Senior leadership says the future is unclear. The merger is complete and new leaders want to show cost savings. The private equity firm wants to make the P&L look a bit stronger.

Why Make Managers A Strategic Priority?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Larry Sternberg and Kim Turnage: What would your organization be like if every employee had a great manager? What would happen to productivity, quality, morale and customer satisfaction? In every organization, managers are a key leverage point to drive higher performance and better business results. Managers maintain service and quality standards and ensure adherence to company policies and regulatory requirements. They also drive engagement and retention of employees.

12 Ways to Make Yourself A Valuable Team Member

Ron Edmondson

A young man came to me once seeking advice for starting a new position. He wanted to know how he could set himself apart and make himself a valuable team member. I loved the question. It showed intentionality and purpose on his part.

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10 Qualities of a Successful Female Entrepreneur

Women on Business

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Five Things that Matter More Than Money to Retaining Great Employees

Survive Your Promotion

It’s nearly review season, and thousands of companies are going through the annual grind of filling out evaluations, budgeting for salaries, and figuring out how to keep their best people happy and engaged at work.

How to Let Go of What Holds You Back

Leadership Freak

Edison said, “Our greatest weakness is giving up.” Letting go feels like failure. Grit says, “Don’t quit.” Good judgement whispers, “Let this one go.” Letting go doesn’t have to be giving up. #1.… … Continue reading → Change Decisions Personal Growth Taking others higher

Building Respect, Trust, and Authentic Connection

Lead Change Blog

I’m sure her intentions were noble, yet her actions conveyed a different message. I want to collaborate with you on a project, she wrote in an email. Let’s schedule a phone conversation. Her assistant set up the call, which lasted less than 10 minutes.

10 Practices to Create a Workplace That May Lengthen Your Life

Michael Lee Stallard

In my last article , I shared two TED Talks on connection. In Susan Pinker’s TED Talk, she referenced the research of Julianne Holt-Lunstad which found that “social integration” provided a 91% increase in the odds of survival for individuals.

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3 Ways for Christians to Respond to Tragedies

Ron Edmondson

I wrote this in response to the shootings in Oregon a couple years ago – almost two years exactly. Some thought it was helpful, so I share it here in light of the shootings in Las Vegas, which has been called “the worst mass shooting in U.S. recorded history.”.

Really Important Personal Branding Tips For Women Entrepreneurs

Women on Business

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First Look: Leadership Books for October 2017

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in October. The Power of Moments : Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact by Chip Heath and Dan Heath. The Anticipatory Organization : Turn Disruption and Change into Opportunity and Advantage by Daniel Burrus. Finding My Virginity by Richard Branson. The Startup Way : How Modern Companies Use Entrepreneurial Management to Transform Culture and Drive Long-Term Growth by Eric Ries.

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Bring Las Vegas Home

Leadership Freak

They say, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.” But not this time. On October 1, 2017, Stephen Paddock killed, at current count, 58 people and wounded another 515 from the isolated safety… Continue reading → Encouragement Power Leadership

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