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Multipliers — How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter | with Liz Wiseman

Are you a genius or a genius-maker? We’ve all had experience with two dramatically different types of leaders. The first type drains intelligence, energy, and capability from the people around them and always needs to be the smartest person in the room. These are the idea killers, the energy sappers, the diminishers of talent and commitment.
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?
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.
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.
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 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.