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John Maxwell said, “Leadership is influence, plain and simple.” It’s not a set of behaviors, but the act of influencing others.

The Second Most Important Leadership Trait

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It’s no surprise research has shown one of the characteristics people most want to see in their leaders is honesty. Honesty is not geographically bound. This characteristic is listed as one of the top five most important leadership qualities from people around the world. Do you know what the second most important leadership trait is? » Read More

8 tips for effective employee praise

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If praising employees does not come naturally to you, here are a few tips for crafting words to motivate your team…

What will they say when you’re gone?

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As family conversations sometimes go, out of the blue someone mentioned Aunt Dolly’s noodles. You could tell by the lull in the conversation and the smiles on faces that people were remembering how soul-satisfyingly delicious her noodles were. I’ll never forget the eulogy delivered by the pastor at her funeral. He spoke for nearly ten » Read More

Are Sacrifices a Part of Leadership?

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Leadership and Sacrifices

Many tough decisions need to be made every day. In hospitals and clinics, life-impacting decisions are made. On battlefields, just think of the decisions made and the ultimate sacrifices they may bring. Compared to sterile workplaces, the type of decisions and corresponding sacrifices pale in comparison. Yet, sacrifices happen every day and in every place. » 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

10 Management Lessons from Dragon Army

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Business insights can come from unexpected places, including children’s literature. Science fiction writer Orson Scott Card paints a marvelous portrait of people management, vividly contrasting what motivates and what demoralizes, and what creates excellence versus lackluster results.

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Do you listen to your gut or to your logic? Which one is right?

We all know the feeling…that situation that gives us hesitation. That pregnant pause. The wrestling between our mind and our instinct. Gut versus logic. With which should we side? Read more…

How Do You Thrive in Ambiguity?

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Thriving in Ambiguity

The question was sparked by Alli Pollin in her blog post entitled Personal Leadership: Thrive in Ambiguity. From here, we engaged our Lead Change Google+ Community to get their perspective on the following questions: How do you thrive in ambiguity? On what leadership skills do you lean? Leading Through Ambiguity Highlighted below are snapshot insights » Read More

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#TChat Preview: Inspire Or Retire Leadership Theorem

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Leadership is everyone’s business. Meghan M. Biro and Kevin W. Grossman explore this fact with guest Thomas S. Narofsky as he discusses the inspire or retire leadership theorem. The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. #TChat Radio starts at 6:30 pm ET (3:30 pm PT) and the convo continues on #TChat Twitter chat from 7-8 pm » Read More

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Would You Rather Follow a Tested Leader or an Inspiring Leader?

Tested Leader or Inspiring Leader

This question has been on my mind lately. Which is better – a tested leader or an inspiring leader? So we put the question to our Lead Change community on Google+ and highlighted below are snapshots into their perspectives. Tested Leader or Inspiring Leader? Carey Green: No question… a tested leader. I’ve seen too many » Read More

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