|Is Your Personality Helping (or Hurting) Your Leadership? | with Ron Warren
Your personality at work determines your success and impact as a leader. Is yours helping or hurting your effectiveness and your team’s engagement?
Contrary to what most people think, you can change aspects of your personality and become a more engaging leader. A new book analyzing the behaviors of business leaders, explains concrete ways that current and aspiring leaders can improve their personality to boost their effectiveness.
| How to Inspire Lifetime Loyalty | with Lee Caraher
As millions of millennials and the even younger GenZers come into the workforce with very different expectations and definitions of loyalty, companies need to shift to make the most of those workers’ energy, skill sets, and incredible potential. Those companies that shift now for the long game of allegiance will have a strategic talent and efficiency advantage over those that don’t. While many organizations and Boomer leaders long for some of the workplace dynamics of the past, one expectation — that employees will demonstrate their loyalty to their employers by staying at their jobs for a long time (or as long as the employer wants them) — is particularly unrealistic for business today.
|The Leadership Gap | with Lolly Daskal
When successful people begin to feel uncertain or challenged at work, the one thing they want to know most is why things are going wrong after they have gone right for so long.
Leaders tend rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
|The Aspring (Future) Leader | with John Lawler
Is your site set on a new leadership role?
Perhaps you’re the Director of Finance, and you’ve just been tapped to become the new CFO. What do you need to change now that your former peers will be reporting to you?
Or maybe you’re not yet in a position with formal authority, but you know the leadership spot will be open in the near future, and you want to position yourself now. How do you get on the radar screen for internal promotion? How do you become the winning candidate? And most importantly — since 40% of new leaders fail in the first 18 months — how do you ensure your success and longevity if you get the job?
|How to Find Your Authentic Voice | Joshua Spodek
To lead and influence others, whether as a workplace leader or as a thought leader, you need to develop an authentic voice. For example, let’s say you are a CEO delivering a speech to your employees, or a functional VP writing an email to your staff, or a department head presenting recommendations to the C-Suite. When you speak or write, are you clear? Are you true to your values, passions, and personality? Are you representing the real you, and do people understand and trust you? Are you effective not only in prepared communications, but when you speak “off the cuff” or extemporaneously?
|Don’t Just Lead — 3 Ways to ENGAGE
In the 21st century, those who are changing the world aren't just leaders; they're engagers.
Managers and leaders try to get others to do what is needed. Engagers create conditions and cultivate a team that is fully energized to achieve the organization’s purpose.
Managers and leaders see themselves as the magic. Engagers see the team as the magic.
|Work Smarter, Not Harder – Productivity Hacks to Get More & Better Work Done in Less Time | with David Burkus
David Burkus is the organizer of the upcoming Work Smarter Summit, an online video-based virtual conference where world-class experts share their proven tactics for getting more done, earning more money, and living a life of purpose and productivity.
|The Data-Driven Leader | with John Johnson
While everyone is talking about “big data,” the truth is that understanding the “little data” — the stats that underlie newspaper headlines, stock reports, weather forecasts, and so on — is what helps you make smarter decisions at work, at home, and in every aspect of your life. The average person consumes approximately 30 gigabytes of data every single day, but has no idea how to interpret it correctly.
|The Power of Beliefs in Business | with Ari Weinzweig
In 1982, Ari Weinzweig, along with his partner Paul Saginaw, founded Zingerman’s Delicatessen with a $20,000 bank loan. They opened the doors with two employees and a small selection of specialty foods and exceptional sandwiches. Today, Zingerman’s Delicatessen is a nationally renowned food icon, and the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses has grown to 10 businesses with over 750 employees and over $55 million in annual revenue. No two businesses in the Zingerman’s Community of Businesses are alike, but they all share the same vision and guiding principles and deliver “The Zingerman’s Experience” with passion and commitment.
|9 Ways to Thank Your Employees
“Employees who report receiving recognition and praise within the last seven days show increased productivity, get higher scores from customers, and have better safety records. They’re just more engaged at work.”
– Tom Rath
|8 Tips for Communicating Bad News to Your Workforce
Communicating bad news — we all hate to do it, wish we never have to do it again, and yet recognize that there will inevitably be times when we need to do it. Whether it is announcing a reduction in force, a negative change in employee benefits or compensation, a discontinued strategy or product line, or some other disappointment or painful news, these are times that separate the engaging leaders from the mediocre ones.
|Contagious Culture: Intentionally Creating an Organization that Thrives | with Anese Cavanaugh
Culture eats strategy for breakfast.
The key to any company’s success lies in its culture — belief that doesn’t have too many detractors these days. And Anese Cavanaugh, author of Contagious Culture: Show Up, Set the Tone, and Intentionally Create an Organization That Thrives, definitely isn’t one.
|Rethinking Accountability — How to Use It to Help Your People Unlock Their Strengths | with Jonathan Raymond
Leaders everywhere talk about accountability, but nobody is defining what it really means — and more importantly, breaking it down into a set of skills that people could learn and apply. Accountability is about helping people unlock their strengths.
|Best Communication Tools for Teamwork
On Engaging Leader, we share a lot of principles about leadership communication, but what about collaboration communication? In other words, what’s the most effective and efficient way to talk to the colleagues and clients you work with most closely in order to do great work together?