June 2018 Leadership Development Carnival

Welcome to the Leadership Development Carnival. We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, employee performance and engagement, personal and professional development, productivity, team building, and more.

Communication

Randy Conley of Leading with Trust provided How to Tell Someone You Don't Trust Them Without Destroying The Relationship"Discussing low or broken trust in a relationship is a scary proposition, but it has to be addressed if the relationship is going to prosper." Randy Conley shares three steps for How To Tell Someone You Don't Trust Them Without Destroying The Relationship.  Follow Randy on Twitter at @RandyConley.

Beth Beutler of H.O.P.E. Unlimited provided Wisdom for Work: 10 Tips to Help You Excel and Exhale.  Beth shares: "We all deal with people who fail to respond to emails, voice mails, and other forms of communication. What can we do about something we can't control?" Find Beth on Twitter at @bethbeutler.

David Grossman of The Grossman Group shared Top 11 Attributes of Leaders Who Excel at Communication and How We Define Them. David writes:“We’re often asked what qualities the most effective leaders have when it comes to communicating effectively. Through our quantitative research of more than 750,000 leaders and employees inside some of the world’s leading organizations, and in the many focus groups we conduct every year, we’ve identified these 11 attributes that matter most.” Discover David on Twitter at @thoughtpartner.

Paula Kiger of Big Green Pen provided It’s As If Those Parkland Kids Learned from a Pro. Paula states: "Leading by communicating well isn't solely the territory of experienced people. The students who survived the Parkland, Fla., tragedy developed the ability to lead quickly. Observations of how that came to be." Connect with Paula on Twitter at @biggreenpen.

William Steiner of Executive Coaching Concepts contributed Where Everyone Is Above Average. Willy shares, "Most professionals would like to assume that what they do is above the average. This post centers on the feedback needed to know where you stand at all times." Follow Willy on Twitter at @coachforexecs.

 

Creativity/Inspiration

Sean Glaze of Great Results Team Building submitted Top 11 Inspirational Songs to Motivate Your Team. Sean summarizes, "An inspirational song can motivate your team and provide that extra boost of emotion that you might need to finish your project successfully… If you want to put together something that will boost your team morale and performance, consider using one or more of these inspirational songs to motivate your team!" Follow Sean on Twitter at @LeadYourTeam.

Dan McCarthy of Great Leadership provided The Seven Signs of Great Leadership. Bruce Hartman has studied great leaders and has noticed seven things they all had in common. Read more to find out what they are! Find Dan on Twitter at @greatleadership.

Kimberly Carroll of IA HR submitted Is Daily Pay the Right Choice for Your Organization?. Kimberly states: "Leaders are looking for new ways to attract and retain workers. This post looks at a new perk, daily pay -- paying employees daily for their work, instead of biweekly or monthly." Follow Kimberly on Twitter at @voiceofhr.

Joel Garfinkle of the Career Advancement Blog submitted Toot Your Own Horn. Joel shares: "If you were feeling awkward about tooting your own horn at work, these ideas will help those conversations feel more natural. Others will think it’s completely natural to share your achievements in these ways!" Follow Joel on Twitter at @JoelGarfinkle.

Simon Teague of New Level Results submitted Power of Mastermind. Simon summarizes: "Mastermind groups of two or more are powerful in both an economic nature and a psychic sense. The economic feature is obvious. Economic advantages are created when you surround yourself with the advice, counsel and co-operation of a group of reliable people who are willing to lend wholehearted support, collaborate and promote your cause." Follow Simon on Twitter at @kings_summit.

Rebecca Ely provided Beyond Self-Interest: What is Leadership Really?. In the post, Rebecca shares: "I was also fascinated with the idea of seeking what I cheekily call a “Unified Theory of Leadership”. The idea of distilling this illusive thing called leadership down to a truly useful and meaningful set of rules or identifying characteristics that would enable people to clearly ‘know it when they see it’. To be able to put their finger on what it is that makes one act leadership… and another one (by the same person or organisation) clearly not leadership." Find Rebecca on Twitter at @rebecca_elvy.

 

Development

John Hunter of Curious Cat: Management Improvement Blog submitted Good Project Management Practices.  Learn more about: Suggested practices to achieve successful projects and develop the capability of the organization to manage projects over the long term. Find John on Twitter at @aJohnHunter.

David Dye and Karin Hurt of Let's Grow Leaders submitted Get Things Done by Changing Your QuestionLet's Grow Leaders helps us get things done when life isn't fair. Every leader faces difficult circumstances at some point, but changing your question can help. Find them on Twitter at @letsgrowleaders.

Shelley Row provided Seeing Beyond the Details: An Essential Insightful Leadership Skill. Shelley shares a story of navigating a boat in the dark, with unfamiliar lights ahead. Leaders often have to chooose the lights to follow that will bring them to their goals without getting sidetracked by the distractions. Find Shelley on Twitter at @shelleyrow.

Chris Edmonds of The Purposeful Culture Group provided Culture Leadership Charge: Generous LeadershipChris reminds us how important generosity is in an effective leader. Follow Chris on Twitter at @scedmonds.

Jon Verbeck shares The Shoemaker's SonThrough a personal confession, Jon reminds us how important it is to pay attention to our own business.  Find Jon on Twitter at @jonverbeck1.

Steve DiGioia provided Can You Win With Bad People?. Steve writes, "The saying goes: 'Hire slowly, fire quickly', but searching for the 'best people' doesn’t mean the ones with the greatest mechanical skills or industry certifications. These are hard skills. Today’s successful businesses are built by people with an abundance of soft skills who are able to navigate the business world using their people skills as much as their technical and industry knowledge." Follow Steve on Twitter at @SteveDigioia.

Neal Burgis, Ph. D. of Burgis Successful Solutions provided Leaders Surrounding Yourself with Big Thinkers. Neal states: "Who you choose to surround yourself with is an important decision as it impacts your company and your leadership. Choosing the same like-minded people as yourself has you hire “Yes” men or women is a mistake. You need a diversity of people who will present great information to you and challenge you with others." You can find Neal on Twitter at @exec_solutions.

Lisa Kohn of The Thoughtful Leaders™ Blog presents The lies we tell ourselves and how they hurt usIn the post, Lisa shares tips on allowing yourself space to grow, room to learn, and compassion, in order to get you out of the pattern of making yourself the source of your own unhappiness. You can follow Lisa on Twitter at @ThoughtfulLdrs.

Linda Fisher Thorton of Leading in Context  shared 29 Flawed Assumptions About Leadership. Linda provides: "Here are 29 flawed assumptions about leadership, in no particular order. It’s time to get rid of these beliefs that are the deadwood holding back our leadership and our teams." Find Linda on Twitter at @leadingincontxt.

 

Engagement

Art Petty submitted Why Many Leaders Feel Like Misfits and What They Do About It. Art summarizes, "When you sign-on to lead, you turn in your 'one of the gang' membership card. This can lead to feelings of disconnectedness and what I term: leadership misfit syndrome. Here are four ideas to help you move beyond this syndrome and strengthen your engagement and enjoyment of your role." Follow Art on Twitter at @artpetty.

Marcella Bremer of Leadership and Change Magazine provided Safety First for a Positive Culture. Marcella questions: "Safety First! Positive organizations are safe. What is a safe space? What 3 things can leaders do? Consider Interaction Interventions to make it safe. How safe is your current culture...? " Connect with Marcella on Twitter at @marcellabremer.

 

Leadership

Jim Taggart of Changing Winds provided May the Force be with You: Ethical Leadership During Discontinuous Change. In the post, Jim shares: "Leadership is a messy business. Trying to understand the forces of change and learning how to ride the wave, instead of futilely resisting, will not just be a more productive exercise but also hugely less stressful." Find Jim on Twitter at @72keys.

Wally Bock of Three Star Leadership provided Leadership: A Bunch of Cs for Bosses. Wally states: "Here are a few of the many things you should do as a boss. In this case, they all begin with 'C.' " You can find Wally on Twitter at @WallyBock.

 

And More...

Jon Mertz of Thin Difference submitted Ethical Choices: Followers, Courage, and Imagination. Jon shares: "Whether we want to recognize it or not, we make ethical choices in who we follow, the courage we exhibit, and the imagination in which we see situations. Thoughts on leadership ethics." Discover Jon on Twitter at @thindifference.

Julie Winkle-Giulioni provided Building Business Acumen on a Budget. Julie asks: "Increasingly, business acumen is a core competency required of all leaders. But who has the budget for that? The good news is that there are countless strategies for building your business sense without spending a dollar!" Connect with Julie on Twitter at @julie_wg.

Mary Ila Ward of Horizon Point Consulting submitted What are Company Values and How do you Create Them?  Mary Ila states: "Many people, I believe, misinterpret what organizational values are and should be. This leads leaders to stay away from setting them, limiting their ability to drive organizational competitiveness through a common company language and culture." What are your company values? If you need to create company values, here's the process Mary Ila suggests using. Discover Mary on Twitter at @MaryIlaWard.

John Stoker of Dialogue Works provided 10 Statements Not to Make to Millennials. John states: "Using the appropriate language when communicating with millennials can improve your desired results. Here are 10 statements to avoid when talking with millennials." Follow John on Twitter at @johnrstoker.

Dana Theus of InPower Coaching submitted The Simplest Keys to Success: 2 Tricks for Goal-Setting and Personal Change.  Dana shares: "Leadership, career and success gurus place a huge focus on goals. When goals work, they change our lives and they change our world. But here’s the hidden little truth, a wisdom that will help you activate your goal-keeping potential: to change the world around you, and how it interacts with you, you must change too." Discover Dana on Twitter at @DanaTheus.

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