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Tag Archives: Culture

Job Security: Change Your Mind, Change Your Life

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“…The only real security you have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.” – Henry Ford Take the lead to create your own job security. My first experience in wrestling with my personal thoughts on job security happened in 1992. My employer planned to cut a few hundred people from my » Read More

Are You a Spoilsport or a Spirit Booster?

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When your employees offer ideas, your response can make or break your organization. You don’t have time for everything. There’s a lot at stake right now, and your boss is breathing down your neck. Your employee raises an idea in the staff meeting. You tried that idea once before. Five years ago. It was a dismal » Read More

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Can You Delegate Leadership?

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I’m sitting here on my couch in my pajamas nursing a cold, wondering who is going to write this post for me. No one but me, that’s who. But it got me thinking… when you are not available to lead, who leads for you? We’ve seen it many times: a key player — who is » Read More

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What Every Leader Should Know About Organization Culture

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Your behaviors are contagious. Choose carefully. Perhaps you are familiar with a popular insurance company TV ad based on the concept of “paying it forward.” A woman prevents a guy from stepping off the street corner into the path of an oncoming car.  The man who observes this from a restaurant window later helps a » Read More

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7 Ways You’re Missing Opportunities with Millennials

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Check out this guest post by Ryan Currie over on Jon Mertz’ Thin Difference blog! Working with millennials can be a challenge but you’re just making things harder on yourself by missing valuable opportunities in your interactions. Millennials aren’t as selfish, as tuned-out, or as idealistic as they’re pegged to be and they actually provide » Read More

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5 Ways Traveling Can Make You a Better Leader

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Guest Post by Sandra Mills Whether you’re a business leader already or looking to become one, you need to be on lookout for ways to improve your leadership skills. Not only will this translate into you doing your job better, but it will relieve much of the stress associated with your job. According to a report released » Read More

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Can you rebuild broken trust?

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“people ask me why it’s so hard to trust people, and i ask them why is it so hard to keep a promise?” ~ QTangel, boardofwisdom.com My buddy, George, told me the other day about the new manager where he works, a nation-wide retail store chain. There are dozens of employees at his location.  The » Read More

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Leading Through Mistakes

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In our Lead Change Google+ Community, we posed a question: How do you deal with mistakes that happen within your teams and organization? Mistakes Will Happen A certainty in life and work is we all will make mistakes at various points in time. When we do, the goals will be to limit the consequences, take » Read More

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Do you have leadership presence?

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“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.” Lao Tzu Leadership is about results and positive outcomes, and so leaders want the hearts and minds of others directed toward a unified purpose. Presence is one way the leader can engage the energies and commitment of others to a common goal. Authenticity and effective communication » Read More

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Emergent Change: Shifting to a complexity paradigm

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The traditional approach to organizational change has been a tightly planned process with objectives established by top management. This planned approach to organizational change is reinforced with the publication of numerous best practice case studies for change, detailed guides for leading the neophyte through the change wilderness, and studies of what is needed to remove » Read More

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