What You Don't Know About Doing Great Work

Leading Blog

W HY DO SOME people outperform others? It’s not what you might think—talent, effort, organizational skills, time, or luck. We work under the assumption that more is better. But more time doesn’t necessarily lead to better performance. Morten Hansen thinks the way we work is broken.

What Messages are You Sending?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Kimberly Davis : I couldn’t believe it was the same woman. As she shared her presentation, she was warm, charming, gregarious, with a whip smart sense of humor. In less than two minutes, she had the audience in the palm of her hand, laughing so hard we were wiping tears from our eyes.

4 Alternative Ideas for Team Bonding

Women on Business

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Want some grub?

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I am just back from China. Some business, some sightseeing/vacation. I am writing this on the flight (of course cannot post until I hit live internet). I find long flights are excellent times to think and reflect. China has come a long way. It is smoggy but not as bad as it was.

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Photo credit: Yarruta @123RF. It seems so much of our lives are wrapped up in what we see with our eyes that we forget that what we hear is just as important – maybe more so.

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The Lesson of Initiative

Chris Brady

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4 Gifts Blockchain will Bring the Supply Chain in the New Year

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At this time of the year, trends, forecasts and innovations that are driving the technology industry forward are often summarized, and an outlook for the New Year is given. And… Supply Chain Management blockchain supply chain management

6 Characteristics of Type R People

Leading Blog

W E SEE THE EFFECTS of turbulent change all around us on individuals and organizations. Some people seem to be able to rise to the occasion while others fold in the face of it. Most of us don’t have a choice but to meet what the world throws at us head-on.

How to be a Great Boss: 9 Ways to Get a 5-Star Rating From Your Team

RapidStart Leadership

What does it take to be a great boss? Some bosses are more memorable than others, and some perhaps you’d like to forget. But what does it take to be a great boss? What distinguishes the one that people remember years later as the leader who made a difference?

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Ways to Help Women Succeed in Business

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Great Leaders Know Core Business Model Vision

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by David A. Duryea : Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Jack Welch, and even Thomas Edison are a few of the great visionary leaders in their respective industries. What made them such great leaders was not just one aspect of their management style or their respective innovations.

Think Before You Respond

Kevin Eikenberry

Have you ever responded in a conversation and wish you had said something different, differently or wished you had said nothing at all? Unless you are completely lacking in self-awareness, your answer to that question is assuredly yes, and probably true most everyday of your life.

What To Do When You Doubt Yourself As A Leader

Joseph Lalonde

Leadership Lessons From Black Lightning I had the pleasure of meeting comic book writer Tony Isabella in October 2017. Tony is the creator of the DC Comics first African American superhero Black Lightning.

Four Types of Organizational Culture

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Culture is the social environment of an organization and is determined by the underlying assumptions, values and beliefs that govern how people behave. You might think of culture as atmosphere, and it is, but it’s also more than that. It’s the organization’s personality.

3 Paradigms For Hiring the Right Staff

Ron Edmondson

I deal with pastors often who are trying to make leadership decisions. One of the most frequent discussions, and honestly one of the hardest things we do as leaders, is attempting to add quality and qualified staff to the team.

Leaders Focus on the Trends, Not the Data Points

Next Level Blog

In some organizations, this is the time of year where individual performance from the previous year is summarized and communicated in annual reviews. Which, by the way, is an abysmal practice that does nothing to develop people and has at least an 80% chance of causing them to feel disengaged.). One of the reasons annual performance reviews suck so much is that they too often deal in data points, not trends.

How To Land A Cybersecurity Job Even If You’re Not A Data Scientist


As data hacks multiply, companies are scrambling to hire cybersecurity professionals–like you, even if you aren’t one yet. The cybersecurity skills gap is large, well-documented , and quite possibly yawning wider by the week. Not only has the information security industry grown an estimated 62% since 2011, but we’ve seen an increasing deluge of major data breaches over that same period.

5 Powerful Ways to Ensure Leadership Training Sticks

Let's Grow Leaders

“Don’t bother me with this crap. I don’t believe in leadership training. It’s a complete waste of time. It’s nothing against you as the new Training Director. I get that I have to work with you in some way. If you MUST […]. The post 5 Powerful Ways to Ensure Leadership Training Sticks appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Winning Well leadership training

8 Principles for Building a High-Performance Culture

Leading Blog

W HEN IT COMES to recruiting, motivating, and creating great teams, Patty McCord says most companies have it all wrong. Powerful is a book of advice gained from her experience at Netflix.

Sharpen Your Thinking: 25 Ways to Hone Your Thinking Skills

RapidStart Leadership

Leaders should be independant thinkers. Whether you are trying to develop a vision statement, solve a problem at work, or influence the team, leaders have to think about where they are going and how they are going to get there.

How to Know if You’re a Manager or a Leader

Leadership Freak

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Built to Win

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from regular contributor S. Chris Edmonds: Built to win doesn't mean you're going to win. It means that you are setting your team up to win more often than not. Recently, I spoke to 300 leaders at a client's annual conference.

The Three Goals of Feedback

Kevin Eikenberry

Every coach wants to give feedback that works. Every leader knows that giving effective feedback is part of their job. Heck, every parent would like the feedback they give to their kids to work. Yet far too often, it doesn’t. I believe the missing link is not understanding the true goals of feedback.

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The impact of poor leadership in an organization

Lead on Purpose

Guest post by Jennifer Birch In business, being a leader doesn’t just fill a job title. You must have the capacity to motivate your team to enable them to deliver their tasks in a timely manner and in line with … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building Communication expectations morale responsibility

How to Make an Effective Apology and Increase Trust

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

If you believe that a leader is supposed to always know what to do and always be right, what do you do something goes wrong? Denying mistakes, avoiding talking about them, or blaming them on others is a surefire way to lose credibility.

7 Secrets to Being a High Achiever

Ron Edmondson

I get asked frequently how I am able to get so much done and still take care of myself and my family. I pastor a large church. I maintain a separate non-profit ministry, where I speak at various conferences and events. I have an active online presence.

Do You “Have To” or Do You “Get To”?

Next Level Blog

What do you notice about your thought process when you’re about to start something that’s difficult or intimidating? Is your inner monologue helpful or hurtful? Here’s a hint – your self-talk is highly predictive of the result you’re going to get. There’s a simple mental shift you can make that almost guarantees a better result when you have to do something you’re not totally excited about or find a little bit scary.

Solution Saturday: I Don’t Get Paid to Do That


Dear Dan, I am trying to deal with individuals who continually say I don’t get paid to do that. In addition to that, they are never satisfied with bonuses received. When I emailed… Continue reading → Solution Saturday Leadership Development Organizational Development

Why Your Team Won’t Collaborate (and What To Do About It)

Let's Grow Leaders

“I’m sick of this crap! Why can’t they just figure this out?” Scott was CEO of an engineering firm that produced communications hardware and software for industries around the globe. He had worked hard with his board and senior leadership team to […]. Results & Execution Winning Well collaboration Focus leadership management Mind the MIT relationships results

How to Avoid the 5 Career Derailers

Leading Blog

W HY DO SOME careers stall while others flourish? The careers of one-half to two-thirds of managers and leaders will derail. “At At some point, over half of us will get fired or demoted—or our careers will flat-line, and we won’t reach our innate potential.

How Being a Mom Makes You Better in Business

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How to Infuse Heart into Soul-Sucking Organizations

Leadership Freak

Heartless leaders build soul-sucking organizations. Leaders learn how to think with their heads in school. But, leaders who think with their hearts build vibrant organizations. Results. Leadership would be simple if results are… Continue reading → energy Personal Growth Servant-leadership Leadership Development organizational success

The Number One Leadership Activity to Drive Innovation

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Dr. Kumar Mehta: Every leader wants to consistently create mind-blowing products and offerings that customers love and line up for. They know that if they don’t innovate, they will be left behind, the world’s simply moving way too fast. They are looking to institutionalize the innovation process. This means building a culture where innovation happens every day.