2022

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Four questions to ask yourself when faced with a big decision

Suzi McAlpine

Not long ago, I was coaching a leader who was faced with a big decision he had to make. The decision had huge implications not only for the organisation – but also, if he was honest, for himself. The stakes were high. The pressure palpable. And he was in a pickle. Stucksville. So, when he… The post Four questions to ask yourself when faced with a big decision first appeared on Suzi McAlpine | The Art of Leadership.

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How the Best Leaders Get Themselves Back on Track

Lolly Daskal

Every leader, whether their title is boss, manager, supervisor, or coach, has a lot going on. And even the most skilled leaders sometimes find they’ve gone off the rails—sometimes in small ways, sometimes disastrously. It’s important to have a plan for what to do when things start to fall apart. Here’s what I tell the leaders I coach about getting back on track: Acknowledge what’s happening.

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New Research Shows That Reparation Payments Could Increase Life Expectancy Of Black Americans

Forbes Leadership

Researchers in a new study have found that reparation payments of $828,055 per household would eliminate the wealth gap, thus increasing the life span of Black adults. This article explores the need for reparations and highlights how reparation payments would positively impact Black Americans.

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How Leaders Can Energize Collaboration And Drive Long-Term Goal Success

Tanveer Nasser

With the arrival of Fall, it’s only natural that leaders are shifting their focus towards what needs to be done to complete those goals they set out for their team at the start of the year. But this time of year also presents an important opportunity for leaders to energize. Click to continue reading. With the arrival of Fall, it’s only natural that leaders are shifting their focus towards what needs to be done to complete those goals they set out for their team at the start of the year.

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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8 Benefits of Shadow Work and How to Start Practicing It

BetterUp

Jump to section. What is your inner shadow? How your inner shadow affects you. What is shadow work? What is the goal of shadow work? 8 benefits of shadow work. Is shadow work right for you? How to start shadow work. 5 tips for starting shadow work. 27 shadow work prompts to kickstart your healing journey.

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Leader as Shock Absorber

Ed Batista

One of a leader's most important functions is serving as a shock absorber , soaking up forces generated by one part of the organization (or from outside the organization) and distributing them elsewhere, and doing so in such a way that the entire system operates more effectively. This is a simple metaphor, but it has some implications that are worth making explicit: A shock absorber cushions the blow--it doesn't prevent the flow of force.

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3 Times Employee Communication Is Essential

David Grossman

Communication is more than a “feel good” part of any organization. The business world, the real world, employees’ worlds—all are continuing to change at an accelerated pace, leaving communicators and leaders with the daunting challenge of keeping employees focused, committed and engaged. Knowing When to Communicate. Establishing a strong system of communication with employees is crucial on several levels, ranging from major company shifts to day-to-day interaction.

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Books for Harnessing the Power of Community

Brett Koehler

One misguided, although altruistic, idea is that everyone should be trying to save the world from problems such as racism and global warming. People agonize over their inability to fix the issues that continue to cause harm. One person, try as they might, will find it difficult to make a dent in these behemoth problems. However, the power for real change could be right next door.

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How Narcissism At Work Is Destroying Your Company Culture

Vantage Circle

Do you work in an environment where some coworkers seem to go out of their way to draw everyone's attention to themselves? If that's the case, you're most likely dealing with a textbook case of narcissism at work. You might not notice narcissism. However, if it goes unnoticed, it can severely influence your culture, people, and engagement levels in a negative manner.

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You Don’t Need a Mentor. You Need a Buddy.

Nir Eyal

When you’re struggling to achieve your personal or professional goals, do you ever wish you could speak with a famous mentor? If only you could connect with a super successful business leader like Jeff Bezos or Meg Whitman, then you’d have the answers you’re looking for. Surely they’d point you in the right direction, right? The post You Don’t Need a Mentor.

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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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3 common myths of coaching (and what’s true instead)

Suzi McAlpine

Coaching is a leadership superpower. Coaching saves you time. It helps you delegate. It improves performance, builds capability and helps tap into everyone’s creative process. It’s also pretty good for organisational performance. A comprehensive study on the effects of an organisation adopting a ‘coaching culture’ showed some startling results. Coaching led to: A 10 to 20%… The post 3 common myths of coaching (and what’s true instead) first appeared on Suzi McAlpine | The Art of Leadership

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Year-End Checklist for Leaders: Achieving Success in the New Year

Lolly Daskal

At the end of each year, leaders can use a checklist to reflect on their leadership style, assess their team’s performance, set goals, and make changes to continue developing and growing. By taking the time to reflect and plan, leaders can position themselves and their team for ongoing success. Here are some things to include in your year-end checklist: Assess leadership style: Reflect on your own leadership style and approach, and identify areas for personal growth and development.

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What Do ADHD, Long Covid And Ehler’s Danlos Have In Common? Meet The Mast Cell.

Forbes Leadership

For International Disabled Person’s Day, read below for an overview of Mast Cell Disease, how it is disabling and how to get help. It contributes to continued, low levels of sickness that can plague productivity, career growth and labor market participation.

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Steve Curtin | Creating Purpose At Work Through Revelation Conversation

Tanveer Nasser

No matter which industry your organization operates it, there’s a pretty high chance that you’re grappling with how to motivate and engage your employees in the daily work they do. This challenge has manifested itself in various ways – from the Great Resignation to more recently the notion of quiet quitting. Regardless of what we choose to call it, the underlying problem is the same – people don’t feel a strong connection to the work they do, and consequently are not as invested as leaders want

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Is Training the Right Solution?

Speaker: Tim Buteyn

Let's set the scene: you’ve identified a critical performance gap in your organization and need to close that gap. A colleague suggests training, but you suspect there’s something going on that training can’t address. How can you determine if training is the right solution before you commit your budget and resources to a new training program? In this webinar, you will learn how to determine if training is the right solution using the Behavior Engineering Model.

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Mental Health Stigma: 10 Tips to Fight Discrimination

BetterUp

Jump to section. What is stigma? The cost of mental health stigma. Why is mental health stigmatized? 6 types of stigma. How mental health stigmas impact individuals. Ways to cope with mental health stigma. What can I do about stigma?

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Whether or Not to Fix a Broken Relationship

Ed Batista

A theme in my practice is the leader who's struggling to repair a damaged working relationship with an employee. In most cases we start with the assumption that a better relationship is possible and that even a long-running conflict can be resolved. This usually entails the following steps in some form: Having both parties engage in an ongoing dialogue about the relationship.

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Anatomy Group Reveals Discipline’s Unethical Past to Achieve a More Inclusive Future

Association Now Leadership

Hiding secrets from the past is not uncommon. Confronting those secrets on a very public stage is. In its journal, the American Association for Anatomy unflinchingly exposes its discipline’s painful past to build a more inclusive future. The American Association for Anatomy (AAA) reckons with a complex, distressing, and sometimes unethical history in the anatomy discipline with a groundbreaking special issue of its journal, The Anatomical Record.

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Drive Business Results with Communication Planning

David Grossman

When the pandemic began, organizational leaders were forced to communicate in new ways, focusing on what was essential. Now, as we move to new realities, it continues to be important to stay focused and thoughtfully plan communications. Planning communications is often the key to employees having the information and context they need to help an organization or team achieve its vision and goals.

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Revitalizing Dry Content: A Lesson in Engagement

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

We’ve all been there. You’ve been given a pile of dry content and asked to create a compelling eLearning course. You’re determined to create something more engaging than the same old course that learners quickly click through, but how do you take this “boring” content and create something relevant and engaging? Many instructional designers will say, “Boring in means boring out.

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9 HR Steps to Create an Impactful Employee Development Plan

AIHR

Businesses are finding that the traditional emphasis on education alone has not resulted in a pool of applicants who possess the required skills. These skills gaps impact organizations on several levels, including hobbling the ability to innovate and increasing costs associated with workers. This highlights the need for HR to develop effective employee development plans.

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What’s in Store for Talent Acquisition in 2023?

SHRM Organizational Development

The last few years have been a wild ride when thinking about how, when, and even why we work. As we look to 2023, we are offering predictions on how the workplace will evolve. We’re moving from work-life balance to work-life integration. The concept of work-life balance has long been a goal for millions of professionals. But the last few years of remote work have made it even more difficult to tune out the daily demands of the job when off the clock.

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Is Your Approach Parent-Child Management or Adult-to-Adult Leadership?

Scott Elbin

Years ago, when I was a rising leader in corporate-land, I worked for a company president who regularly asked a thought-provoking question, “Are we engaging in an adult-to-adult conversation or a parent-child conversation?”. When she asked the question, I don’t think she had in mind the nurturing type of parent-child relationship that most of us would likely prefer, but the type in which the parent is the alpha and the child is the beta.

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How You Can Become a Listening STAR

Thought Leaders LLC

Today’s guest post is written by Brian Ahearn. Brian’s one of the most knowledgeable guys I know on the subject of influencing people (which is why he’s been a guest here before). Brian’s blog, Influence PEOPLE, is followed by people in more than 180 countries. You can learn more about Brian at the end of this post. Enjoy! My wife Jane is an excellent golfer, a poster child for hard work and practice.

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Brain Fog HQ: Memory Enhancement Techniques for Professional Development

Speaker: Chester Santos – Author, International Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach, Corporate Trainer, Memory Expert, U.S. Memory Champion

In October, scientists discovered that 75% of patients who experienced brain fog had a lower quality of life at work than those who did not. At best, brain fog makes you slower and less efficient. At worst, your performance and cognitive functions are impaired, resulting in memory, management, and task completion problems. In this entertaining and interactive presentation, Chester Santos, "The International Man of Memory," will assist you in developing life-changing skills that will greatly enha

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Top 5 Emerging Trends That Leaders Need to Know

Lolly Daskal

The world of work is changing rapidly, and leaders need to be aware of the latest trends in order to stay competitive and effective. This is especially true in today’s fast-paced, constantly-changing business environment, where new developments and innovations can quickly disrupt traditional ways of doing things. By staying on top of new trends, leaders can identify opportunities for growth and development.

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Gary Vaynerchuk’s VeeFriends Announces VeeCon 2023 In Indianapolis

Forbes Leadership

Gary Vaynerchuk announced that VeeCon 2023 will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana from May 18th to May 20th 2023, bringing together iconic leaders from business, web3, and pop culture. Access to the event is restricted to VeeFriends Series 1 token holders.

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Faisal Hoque | How To Lead Through Revolutionary Global Change

Tanveer Nasser

There’s no question we’re living through a period of unprecedented change and uncertainty. But is this period of uncertainty something to dread, or does it present an opportunity to transform the way we lead to achieve enduring growth and success? My guest for this episode of “Leadership Biz Cafe”, Faisal Hoque, certainly sees the latter as being true and he presents a compelling case for why the rest of us should, too.

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Not Getting Enough Connection? You’re Not Alone. Here’s What To Do.

BetterUp

Jump to section. Lack of connection hurts all workers. Your career needs you to connect more, too. Workplace connectedness: What’s your type? What to do to boost your connectedness. If spending hours seeing colleagues’ faces over video isn’t making up for the feeling you used to get after a good day in the office, you’re not alone. Though we now know a lot more than we did before about things like Zoom fatigue that zap us of energy in new and complex ways, there’s another piece to the puzzle.

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The two words leaders should fear most that cause employee disengagement

Get Lighthouse

Learned helplessness. What comes to mind when you hear that phrase? Probably nothing good. The phrase comes from studies by psychology researcher Martin Seligman. His studies showed that animals (including humans) were susceptible to giving up all hope when put in an environment where negative outcomes were beyond their control. Electric shocks and losing hope.

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Overcoming Leadership Fatigue

Kevin Eikenberry

Leading is hard enough in “normal” times. But the times in which we are living and leading are far from normal. Supply chains, viruses, economic changes, and changes in expectations, needs, and demands can all create exhaustion. Sure, a big challenge can create a spike in engagement and focus, but we can’t survive on adrenaline […]. The post Overcoming Leadership Fatigue appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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Equipping Leaders and Employees to Manage Polarizing Issues in the Workplace

David Grossman

Companies and their leaders are facing increasing pressure today to speak out on political and societal issues. Where once a clear boundary may have existed between our professional and personal lives, as the two blend together and trust in key institutions such as government, media and NGOs continues to erode, business leaders are compelled to demonstrate accountability and take a stance.

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4 Mental Traps That Kill Productivity

Nir Eyal

Productivity has many enemies: too many meetings, external triggers like interruptions from coworkers, whether virtual or in person, and multitasking the wrong way, to name a few. But more often than not, it’s mental traps that trip us up. The post 4 Mental Traps That Kill Productivity appeared first on Nir and Far.

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The Problem with Fighting Fires

Ed Batista

The problem isn't that you're too busy. You are too busy, but that's not the problem. If you view being busy as the problem, there is no solution. You will always be too busy, and that will never change. As Andy Grove once noted: "A manager's work is never done. There is always more to be done, more that should be done, always more than can be done.".

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OKR vs KPI: What Are They and Why Do You Need Both? (With Examples)

Rhythm Systems Growth

As a training and on-boarding expert at Rhythm Systems, I know a lot about KPIs. Recently, I’ve also learned a lot about OKRs. Many of my newer clients have come to us for a systematic way to implement their OKRs. As I help these clients map their goals into our Rhythm strategy execution software , I’ve been thinking a lot about whether the KPIs I know and love have a place in this world of Objectives and Key Results.

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