Why Training and Development = Success All Round

Guest post from Royston Guest:Growing and developing is a two-way partnership between the individual and the business. I think of it as a ‘soft contract’, the rules of engagement for how both parties can achieve maximum value from the relationship. If you are able to link your personal and professional growth to the organisation, you…

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How to Beat Scrutiny During a Culture Change

Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds:When leading a culture change initiative, scrutiny of senior leaders’ plans, decisions, and actions increases heavily. I tell senior leaders that they’ll never be able to run a yellow light at a traffic signal in their town again! Yes, even senior leader behavior away from the workplace is scrutinized.Consequently, it…

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Having the Courage to Trust Your Team

Guest post by Bill Treasurer:Leadership is typically associated with action—with trying, doing, and achieving. However, there’s another side to leadership that focuses on the followers: trust. As leaders, we need to actively trust our followers, teams, and employees. While this sounds simple, it’s often a hard task for those of us who are goal-oriented.Trusting other…

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When Going Gets Tough, Action and Attitude Carry the Day

Guest post by Marc Demetriou:There are two words that literally have everything to do with the everything in your days, as you go forward to live your dream and fashion your success: Action and Attitude.Action: The lazy and uninspired will never inherit the earth, nor even the slightest speck of it. In order to achieve…

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Effective Leadership Begins with a Strong Foundation

Guest post from Tabitha Laser:What is leadership?  Since joining the workforce more than 25 years ago, and serving as a leader for numerous organizations, it’s apparent that leadership means very different things to different people.  Simply put, leadership is the art of inspiring, motivating, empowering, supporting, and assuring a group of people to act towards achieving…

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6 Ways to Just Say No to Stress

Guest post from Janelle Bruland:There is a growing epidemic that is killing us as leaders, and it’s completely curable. Our culture is filled with more anxiety and stress than ever. None of us were built to handle what we are all dealing with on a daily basis. The average knowledge worker today is interrupted every…

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Does Your Email Inbox Dictate Your Day — And Should It?

Guest post from Dianna Booher:A reporter for Newsday called recently for a comment about his story on executive stress and the connection to email. As I shared stats from my organization’s recent survey, the reporter passed along comments from a CEO he’d just interviewed: “Email interrupts me all day long. I can’t focus on my…

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Leadership and the Innovation Crisis

Guest post from Alf Rehn:Some say we live in the golden age of innovation, an age ruled by transformation and revolution. They point to shiny startups and the seemingly unstoppable progress of technology, and proclaim that our age is on track to solve all problems and cure all ills. I say they are sorely mistaken.Instead,…

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