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10 Unseen Leadership Pitfalls When You Are Not Setting Clear Expectations

Lolly Daskal

When leaders fail to define expectations clearly, they unknowingly pave the way for various pitfalls that can hinder both individual and organizational success. As an executive leadership coach with years of experience, I’ve observed that one of the most fundamental yet often overlooked aspects of effective leadership is setting clear expectations.

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All Business Strategies Fall into 4 Categories

Harvard Business Review

The problem with strategy frameworks is that although they can help you determine whether an opportunity is attractive or whether a given strategy is likely to work, they generally don’t help you in the task of identifying the opportunity or crafting the strategy in the first place. This article introduces a framework, built on an in-depth analysis of the creativity literature, that aims to fill that gap by providing a systematic approach to identifying potential strategies.

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Content, Community, and Commerce

Peter Winick

Transcript Hi there, it’s Peter Winick and I’m the founder and CEO at Thought Leadership Leverage. Here’s the idea that I’d like to share with you today and that’s this: there are three sort of C’s, three buckets if you will, that are really important to authors, thought leaders, academics, consultants, etc. And that’s this: there’s content, there’s community, and there’s commerce.

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Coaching Upgrade: 6 Essentials to Foster Trust with Clients

Michael Hyatt

Coaching comes down to trust. You can’t coach people who don’t trust you. It’s that simple. So the question is: How do you earn trust? The answer: Integrity. Demonstrate to your clients that they can count on you. Here’s how. Punctuality Show up on time. Better yet, be early, waiting for them when they arrive. […] The post Coaching Upgrade: 6 Essentials to Foster Trust with Clients appeared first on Full Focus.

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Mastering Remote Onboarding: Proven Strategies for Seamless New Hire Integration

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

Join this brand new webinar with Tim Buteyn to learn how you can master the art of remote onboarding! By the end of this session, you'll understand how to: Craft a Tailored Onboarding Checklist 📝 Develop a comprehensive, customized checklist that ensures every new hire has a smooth transition into your company, no matter where they are in the world.

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So How Can I Start to Become a More Emotionally Intelligent Leader? 

Leadership Freak

Emotionally intelligent leaders know how to win the hearts and minds of people. You want this book! The author is giving away 20 copies of, "Emotional Intelligence for dummies!" Tip: Check whether you accurately reflect the other person's feelings after they express them. Get in early on this one!

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3 Ways to Clearly Communicate Your Company’s Strategy

Harvard Business Review

For all the communication around strategy, we know that leaders at many companies don’t provide the necessary context for employees to understand what the words and sentences in a strategy statement actually mean. What can leaders do to help employees understand enough context to understand a strategy? In this article, the authors offer three recommendations: 1) Present the alternatives considered and explain why they were not adopted. 2) Explain how each choice is linked to the organization’s p

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7 Networking Email Templates & Examples

BetterUp

Jump to section The importance of networking 4 online networking examples How to write a networking email: 7 templates for any situation 4 networking tips Build better connections

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Overcoming the 4 Lies of Status

Leadership Freak

Status is more than the way others see you. It governs the way you see the world. It’s a lens you use to see yourself. Loss of standing assaults your confidence. You wonder who you are. Find answers to the deceptions of status on this post.

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You Need New Skills to Make a Career Pivot. Here’s How to Find the Time to Build Them.

Harvard Business Review

With any significant change in your career comes the need for new skills. But that’s even more true when you want a radical career change. In these situations, it’s going to take more than listening to a few webinars to build the knowledge you need get to where you want to go. You must set aside a significant amount of time for self-directed learning, formal training, or even a second job to gain the skills for the big leap.

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what are the strangest things you’ve seen in resumes and cover letters?

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. Let’s discuss the weirdest things you’ve seen on resumes and in cover letters. To kick us off, some highlights from past commenters: One of my coworkers once received a super long cover letter that included the fact that the candidate had been proudly celibate for several years.

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Cultivating Engagement: Strategies and Actionable Plans for Success

Speaker: Alberta Johnson

Once upon a time, in the bustling world of corporate landscapes, HR professionals like you were the unsung heroes. Your mission: to unlock the secrets of employee engagement and transform workplaces into thriving communities. 🦸 🏢 Join us in our upcoming webinar to uncover why engagement is the magic ingredient for organizational success.

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Best Employee Engagement Software in 2024 for Employee Surveys, Wellness, Recognition, and more

Vantage Circle

Introduction to Employee Engagement Software It is no secret that employee engagement is crucial for companies to thrive in the modern workplace. But how can you ensure engagement? What do you need to do to engage your employees? These questions might be hovering in your mind. In the tech-driven modern workplace, using technology to build employee engagement tools is rather a smart move.

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How to Run Strategy Meetings Like a Pro

Leadership Freak

I’ve attended and led many strategy meetings over the years. Some were a colossal waste of time. Here are 7 ways leaders screw up strategy meetings AND 10 ways to run strategy meetings like a pro. Porter said, “The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.

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3 Ways to Make a Request That Doesn’t Feel Coercive

Harvard Business Review

Research shows that people feel more pressured to agree to requests than we realize, frequently agreeing to do things they would rather not do, such as taking on burdensome, low-promotability work tasks. As a manager, what can you do to ensure that your employees aren’t taking things on because they feel like they have to, but because they actually want to?

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Why Leaders Solve the Wrong Problems

Thought Leaders LLC

We have been taught to find answers to problems, not to question the problem itself. Today’s guest post is b y Roger L. Firestien, Ph.D., author of SOLVE THE REAL PROBLEM: Because What You Think Is The Problem Is Usually Not The Problem. Based on my experience working with thousands of people and hundreds of organizations, when it comes to solving problems, 99% of the time what we think is the problem is actually not the problem.

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Change Management 101: A Practical 3 Part Guide

Implementing new tools or business processes in your organization? Lemon Learning put together a practical 3 part guide to prevent the pitfalls of change management. Drive a successful change management project from diagnosis through to measurement.

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coworkers message me “hi” with nothing else, younger coworker thinks I’m tech-illiterate, and more

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Coworkers message me “hi” with no indication of what they need I find myself very frustrated with many of my coworkers. We use Teams, and I often receive messages that just say “Hi Name.” If I’m available, I can respond right away and get to their request.

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Why Your Professional Relationships are Important for Your Career Success

Lolly Daskal

As an executive leadership coach with years of experience, I’ve witnessed firsthand the significant impact that professional relationships can have on an individual’s career success. While skills and expertise are undoubtedly essential, the connections you build and nurture throughout your professional journey play an equally crucial role.

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How Artists Can Transition into the Business World

Harvard Business Review

The creator economy has given many young people an opportunity to eschew a more traditional career path and monetize their talents via social media. But, what if, you’ve discovered your priorities have evolved and you are now considering a job in the business world? The daunting process of reassessing your goals and then converting your value to this new space can feel overwhelming.

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38 Screening Interview Questions To Help Select Top Candidates [+ Sample Answers]

AIHR

On average, approximately 118 people apply for any given vacancy, but only 22% move onto the interview stage. That’s why it’s crucial to ask the right screening questions at every stage of the hiring process. So, what are screening interview questions, what are good examples of such questions, how can you ask them in different situations, and how can you best analyze responses to them?

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The Rules Do Apply: Navigating HR Compliance

Speaker: Ann Meyers Piccirillo

HR Compliance is like a giant game of whack-a-mole. Once you think your company is compliant with all policies and procedures documented and in place, there’s a new or amended law, regulation, or final rule that pops up landing you back at ‘start.’ There are shifts, interpretations, and balancing acts to understanding compliance changes. Keeping up is not easy and it’s very time consuming.

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the summer camp cook, the cat photo, and other stories of long-running coworker grudges

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. Last week we talked about coworker arguments and grudges. Here are 15 of the most ridiculous stories you shared. 1. The cheesecake I worked for a government agency a few years back and for whatever reason right off the bat, an older coworker took a dislike to me. I have legitimately no idea why.

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How To Make Cross-functional Collaboration Work

Management30 Agile and Lean Principles

What is cross-functional collaboration and how can we make it successful? This is a personal reflection on the early steps taken towards cross-functionality in 2011, and the lessons learned from over a decade of working to encourage and support collaboration among teams with diverse skills. The post How To Make Cross-functional Collaboration Work appeared first on Management 3.0.

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A Great Sales Pitch Hinges on the Right Story

Harvard Business Review

When you’re working in sales, you need to master the art of persuasion and that involves being able to tell a compelling story that explains why your product or service will meet someone’s needs. It involves listening, making an emotional connection, and thinking from the customer’s point of view. The earlier you can learn how to communicate in this way, the faster you will likely grow in your role.

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35 Best Employee Spotlight Questions to Ask (In 2024)

AIHR

The key to an effective employee spotlight interview is drafting and asking the right employee spotlight questions. Thoughtfully designed questions prompt the interviewee to offer genuine responses that capture the audience’s attention. Employees’ voices matter; they have a profound influence on organizational culture. Employee spotlights are valuable for listening to your employees’ opinions and showcasing their career journeys within the company.

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From Awareness to Action: An HR Guide to Making Accessibility Accessible

Speaker: Danielle Johnson - Director of HR, Compliance & DEI in AI tech at Impact Observatory

Making accessibility accessible for organizations of all sizes may seem complex, but it doesn’t have to be. Prepare to broaden your understanding of Disability, Cultural Competency, and Inclusion with this insightful webinar. We’ll explore disability as a vibrant culture, understand the nuances of reasonable accommodations under the ADA, and navigate the complexities of undue hardship while challenging the status quo of accessibility practices.

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I got rid of my office’s furniture by mistake, is combined PTO better than separate sick and vacation time, and more

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. It’s four answers to four questions. Here we go… 1. I got rid of my office’s furniture by mistake We downsized our office recently, and I was in charge of getting rid of all the excess furniture. I’ll admit, I probably could have paid better attention in the one (one!!!

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How to Disagree with Your Boss Without Losing Your Job

Lolly Daskal

In the world of work, disagreements are inevitable. They can arise between colleagues, teams, and even between employees and their bosses. While it’s common to have differing opinions, disagreeing with your boss can be a delicate matter. Many employees fear that expressing disagreement might jeopardize their job security or harm their professional reputation.

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Your Team Members Aren’t Participating in Meetings. Here’s What to Do.

Harvard Business Review

Traditional advice for leaders who want to increase meeting participation call for clarifying expectations, setting clear agendas, and asking open-ended questions. While these strategies have their merits, they might not always work because they’re usually based on the leader’s assumptions about what the team needs, rather than facts about what they actually need.

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Providing Feedback to Your Team

Thought Leaders LLC

Some leaders are uncomfortable providing feedback to their team members. Follow this feedback model to make giving feedback easier. If we want people to improve, we have to give them feedback. Giving feedback can be really difficult because we feel like we might hurt someone’s feelings. We tend to shy away from uncomfortable conversations. We don’t want to tell somebody who we really like and respect that they’re falling short in some regard.

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AI & DEI: With Great Opportunities Comes Great HR Responsibility

Speaker: Jen Kirkwood - Partner, Responsible HR & AI at IBM and World Economic Forum Executive Fellow

The promise of AI for today’s organizations is real, yet in a frenzied state of experimentation, many stumble to get to a full-scale enterprise. As companies race to discover what generative AI can do, HR must lead conversations about how to balance cutting-edge innovations with integrity, trust, and diversity. Globally, organizations are at a critical intersection of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and AI acceleration.

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Creating a Supportive Environment for Organizational Change

Michael McKinney

T ODAY, change management is an integral part of organizational strategy. Yet, change in any form or context tends to challenge our sense of stability and security. Whenever new concepts, methods, or ways of thinking are introduced, they are bound to come up against resistance. Apprehension about the future impedes progress and undermines well-conceived change efforts.

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3 Alarming Signs You Are Not Ready To Manage

Lolly Daskal

As an executive leadership coach with years of experience, I’ve had the privilege of working with individuals at various stages of their careers. One common aspiration that many professionals have is to step into a management role. While leadership positions can be fulfilling and rewarding, they also come with unique challenges and responsibilities.

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How Marketers Can Adapt to LLM-Powered Search

Harvard Business Review

Large language models (LLMs) provide a search experience that’s dramatically different from the web-browser experience. The biggest difference is this: LLMs promise to answer queries not with links, as web browsers do, but with answers. Increasingly, using apps such as ChatGPT or Perplexity, or search portals such as Google’s Search Generative Experience (now AI Overviews) or Bing’s Copilot, customers will learn about products and brands through natural-language outputs.

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I’m supposed to fire my husband’s ex-wife

Alison Green

This post was written by Alison Green and published on Ask a Manager. A reader writes: I have recently accepted a job I am excited about. I have been working a long time to get to this level of position. I am taking a week off before starting my new position. While I was interviewing for the new position, they mentioned that one of my potential direct reports, Maude, had only been at the company for three weeks and they were discovering she is a bit more “self-taught” than she and he

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DEIB Reimagined: Navigating Change and Shaping the Future

Speaker: Lachandra B. Baker, MBA, CTA, CDP - Founder/Principal Consultant at LBB Edutainment, Keynote Speaker, and Author

Join us for an insightful session where we delve into the evolving landscape of DEIB. Discover the latest trends, challenges, and opportunities that have emerged over the past year and explore what lies ahead. This webinar will equip you with actionable strategies, best practices, and reflection tools to effectively lead and inspire change in your organization.