5 Ways to Unblock Leadership Energy

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I felt my energy drain as I drove toward the call center. The center’s results were stagnant– it was time to dig deeper. Joe’s energy ignited [.] The post 5 Ways to Unblock Leadership Energy appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. accountability Change Communication confidence Culture Execution acupuncture blockages energy enouragement execution motivation

The Hidden Leadership Problem with Passion

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One problem with passion is that it’s no substitute for good leadership Passion is good. The post The Hidden Leadership Problem with Passion appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. courageous cultures Employee Engagement & Energy Winning Well commitment Culture employee engagement leadership managementYou want team members who love their work and serve their customers with passion. We are big believers in the power of purpose.


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10 Ways to Zap Energy and Squash Enthusiasm

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Low energy abounds. 10 Energy Zappers 1. The post 10 Ways to Zap Energy and Squash Enthusiasm appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Related Stories May 2013 Leadership Development Carnival In Defense of Wow: It’s Okay to Be Impressed 7 Unusual Ways to Motivate Your Sales Team. Culture Empowerment motivation Performance Recognition Results energy enthusiasm leadership Bad leaders suck life-force from their teams.

Cultivating A Great Company Culture

Steve Farber

It’s not surprising that an organization’s culture often is compared to a garden. After all, culture and cultivate share the same root word. The key to creating a great culture, then, is obvious: Cover it in manure, soak it with water, and pray for sunshine. Define your culture together. An organization’s culture is found in the behaviors of its employees and the values that drive those behaviors. Value cultural fit.

An Extreme Leadership Culture Study: OAC Services, Inc.

Steve Farber

But, surprisingly enough, committees were a big key in making some dramatic internal changes that have taken OAC from a company its leadership team knew was great to one that’s also now recognized by employees, clients, and outsiders for excellence in its culture and its services. ” Mahoney knew OAC needed to define its mission, vision, and core values, and align around the strengths of its culture. Download the Free Extreme Leadership Culture Study to Continue Reading.

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What I Appreciate Most About Your Leadership

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The other night I heard a fantastic leadership best practice. The post What I Appreciate Most About Your Leadership appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Related Stories The Dumpster Effect Cross-Training to Strengthen Leadership Skills 5 Ways to Unblock Leadership Energy. Communication Culture energy Help People to Grow Mentoring motivation appreciate appreciation leadership recognition teamwork

Top 10 Most Read Leadership Blog Posts of First Half 2021

Let's Grow Leaders

Your Favorite Leadership Blog Posts So Far This Year. One of the interesting parts of being regular leadership writers (we’ve been blogging here at Let’s Grow Leaders since 2012), is to see which of our leadership blog posts resonate the most with our readers and why.

6 Ways To Transform a Divisive Culture into a Winning Well Culture: (Chery Gegelman)

Let's Grow Leaders

I really got to know Chery on our collaboration around the Energized Leadership book project. I admired her commitment and energy that led her to meet with us at 4 am to align with our time zone. This kind of culture naturally pits people against each other and teaches them that they have to look out for themselves because no one else will. When people live and work in divisive environments, it takes more vision, character, energy and grit to create a winning well culture.

21st Century Leadership - Prologue


A number of people inside and outside Scrum.org collaborated with me in 2018 and early 2019, to talk about 21st-century executive leadership. Some people contributed independently, some built on work I had been doing since 2015, some of us leveraged the work of Ron Eringa and Ryan Ripley with their Professional Agile Leadership - Essentials class. 21st-century executive leadership, what to stop doing .

The Energy Efficiency of Trust & Vulnerability

Mills Scofield

When we don’t trust, we exert a lot of energy to keep up our guard, to continually assess and verify. This uses a lot of energy and time. When we trust, we re-allocate that energy and time to getting things done and making an impact. Being vulnerable is a way to preserve energy. When we trust, we re-allocate that energy and time to getting things done and making an impact. Energy Management raises the issue of perfection.

These Extreme Leadership Qualities are the Gateway to this Healthcare Facility’s Vibrant New Culture

Steve Farber

In the last two years, however, employee turnover at Gateway has dropped by 25 percent per year, productivity has soared, and James not only gets high marks from his current team, but has found it easier and easier to recruit top talent to a culture that’s come alive. That difference, James says, is that the facility now runs on LEAP—Love, Energy, Audacity, and Proof. James went through our Extreme Leadership Certification and says it completely changed the way he leads at work.

The Energy Efficiency of Trust & Vulnerability: A Conversation

Mills Scofield

Thrilled that Switch and Shift is hosting another post where Carl Størmer and I riff on Trust, Vulnerabilty and Energy Efficiency. Culture Energy Innovation Leadership Strategy Trust Values Vulnerability yes, really!

10 Signs Your Company Culture Needs a Fix

N2Growth Blog

10 Signs Your Company Culture Needs a Fix. There is little doubt that the best performing firms on the planet have exciting and healthy cultures – think Google, Southwest and Nike – while other organizations seem to be in a constant state of struggle to reach their full potential. Here are 10 signs that your company culture needs a fix: 1. High mistrust indicates a company culture in need of repair.

A Stunning, New Leadership Lens

Steve Farber

Your journey to grow yourself and change the world is made so much more meaningful when you remember to amplify what it is that you truly Love , focus on what gives you Energy , hold steadfast those things about your mission that makes it Audacious , and then deliver, both to yourself and others, the Proof you need to validate your success. We know that leadership is a decision not a position, and we have to work really hard to get better at it.

Inclusive Leadership Minimises Negative Impact of Workplace Politics


Thankfully when the workplace culture is strong it makes it very easy for office politics to be exposed. . A culture of inclusion dissipates negative politics. Breeding a culture of inclusion is the cornerstone of having diverse teams that are empowered to grow and do their best work.

How to Respond To Employee’s Wacky Ideas (Tool & Video)

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In almost every Courageous Cultures leadership development program we do we get this question. For example: “That idea would be really interesting if we were planning to expand our leadership training programs to include training llamas.

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8 Secrets to Creating a Collaborative Culture

Let's Grow Leaders

And yet, most cultures have too much drama, too little collaboration. The leadership anthropologist in me is fascinated by this dynamic. 8 Secrets to Creating a Collaborative Culture. Collaboration takes energy and effort. I’ve never met someone who would admit to preferring drama over collaboration. What’s up with that?

Energy ala Kineticom

Steve Farber

Taking a lesson from Kineticom, here’s a good exercise to get this decade started right: In your own voice, your own words, describe what you and yours are going to do to embody “infectious energy&# in the way you work and live.

Your Most Important Business Strategy Is Culture

Strategy Driven

How healthy is the quality of your business culture? When I engage business leaders in discussion about their culture, most shrug their shoulders. Our culture is OK,” most of them say. The reality is that most leaders don’t pay attention to the quality of their culture. Deloitte’s recent Global Human Capital Trends report , found that “few factors contribute more to business success than culture.” 54 percent believe culture is very important.

Leadership and Change: Why Resilience is the Key to Success


Resilience is a source of energy to move forward and make an impact. The merger resulted in an unusual circumstance for me—coaching fifteen leaders in the same organization as they transitioned to a different culture and new systems. Books Guest Blogger Leadership

Why Energy and Utilities must scale intelligent automation today


Today, however, energy and utilities can’t afford to be sluggish. That’s according to a new report, “Intelligent Automation in Energy and Utilities: The Next Digital Wave.” Intelligent automation – rules-based technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA) – will empower energy and utility companies in core areas. It saw significant energy savings in its first trial. Centralize leadership, governance, and execution.

Experts Chime in on “Energizing Leadership:” A Frontline Festival

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Our May Festival is all about energizing leadership. We often plough so much energy into the big picture, we forget the pixels. Wally Bock of Three-Star Leadership tells us time off is good for you and your team. ” Leadership is like that. Leadership must be renewed from within. Susan Mazza of Random Acts of Leadership advises that the ability to generate energy consistently over time has the power to elevate you to your potential as a leader.

3 Unexpected Uses for Word Clouds: Leadership Style

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Word Cloud Crowd Sourcing While preparing the speech, I […] The post 3 Unexpected Uses for Word Clouds: Leadership Style appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Communication Creativity Culture customer service energy crowd source kick offs motivational meetings motivational speeches tagul word cloud word clouds At the beginning of each year, I travel the country giving inspirational kickoff speeches in call centers.

2015 Leadership Predictions:

The Empowered Buisness

Do you know how current trends will change the face of leadership in your company? Is your company ready to meet the new leadership challenges in the coming years? Are you aware of how leadership is evolving to respond to those trends? Below are my 2015 leadership predictions – threats, trends and opportunities – that will change the world of leadership as we know it today. As a result, millennials are being pushed into leadership roles before they are ready.

On Building a “Data Culture” in a Real Organization


In How to build a sustainable, value-focused data culture , Jodi Morton and Robert Parr discuss the role of the Chief Data Officer (CDO) in financial services firms. Regulation-driven data governance, they say, needs to be followed by actions that make data governance part of the organization’s culture. work with both IT and business leadership to generate early wins involving improved analytics). That's somoething that leadership must determine. Dennis D. McDonald.

12 Ways Leaders Can Build a Winning Culture

Terry Starbucker

There’s a foundation to successful business execution that is undeniably critical – the workplace culture. Bad cultures can’t execute very well. Leaders have to face the culture building challenge straight on, and almost always in situations where the “nuts and bolts” side of the business still demands a majority of their time. I’ve found that there are 12 ways to build a winning culture while still pushing the ball down the field.

Agile Leadership Toolkit - new book


Early September a new book will be added to the Professional Scrum Series : Agile Leadership Toolkit - by Peter Koning. Traditional management and leadership practices were developed to manage work, to build the process, and to provide the intelligence for work to be done. Agile leadership is the future. Focus on the goal, take ownership, learn quickly from the customers, and together improve the culture.

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Is Leadership Development the Answer to Low Employee Engagement? (Yes.)

N2Growth Blog

This White Paper is excerpted and adapted from Ultra Leadership: Go Beyond Usual and Ordinary to Engage Others and Lead Real Change (Giuliano, Lioncrest, 2016). The problem is leadership on autopilot. In such an underperforming state, without leadership that can drive real change, organizations are trapped in a vicious cycle. The problem is leadership on autopilot. What is expected of leadership today? Rethinking Leadership.

The 7 best Agile Leadership tips after visiting Stockholm


We liked the simplicity of the rule to create a culture of accountability and ownership. It starts with Local Leadership. All the companies we visited had one important common ingredient: Local leadership. They often called it 'servant leadership': use the brainpower and energy of the people to find solutions for the challenges at hand. People copy the rules and structure, not the mindset and culture. Cultural add.

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The Last Step In The Journey To Leadership Greatness

Terry Starbucker

As a good more human leader, you’ve framed your vision, set your strategy, built your model, hired your team, designed your processes, set expectations, established a culture of accountability , and pushed confidently forward on executing your path to success. Great leadership demands exuberance. Of all the feedback I would get from my leadership experiences, my most fulfilling comments were the ones along the lines of “ you really inspired me with your energy and enthusiasm “.

Why Ethics are Essential for a Strong Team Culture

Strategy Driven

Building a team culture that is magnetic or lasts means better productivity, positive engagement, and higher retention. However, what has been largely overlooked by many business leaders is the essential foundation for a culture that sustains and thrives: Ethics. This makes it impossible to establish a strong, cohesive culture where the interests of the individuals and the collective move forward together. The Culture Fad. Culture is a company’s collective personality.

Essential Leadership Traits

Lead on Purpose

Essential Leadership Traits in the Successful Small Business Owner — Guest post by Linda Forshaw. “A While there is merit attached to not being afraid to get your hands dirty, in essence to lead by example, the smart small business owner will place a greater emphasis on a wider leadership strategy. The best kind of culture comes from above. The best place for a positive company culture to come from is from the top down.

Laying Groundwork: How Do Leaders Create Positive Company Culture?

CO2 Business Leadership

Corporate Culture. ‘The single greatest tool in any leader’s toolkit is culture,” Mike Harper, former chairman and CEO of ConAgra, explained to me during an interview at his home. Culture is like the water in the aquarium; the fish don’t even know it’s there and yet it affects everything, and without it there would be nothing. Once a culture has turned sour, it’s hard to generate the goodwill and energy necessary to right the organization.

How do you build the right culture in your company?

Lead on Purpose

The term culture has come to represent this idea: the way people think, behave or work. The culture of a company can have a major effect on the value—in terms of products and services—that a company provides to its customers. A recent Gallup study analyzed data from more than 30,000 employees in various industries to determine what characteristics led to companies creating a high-performance culture that improves top- and bottom-line business metrics.

Preparation Is the New Leadership Differentiator

Next Level Blog

Preparation is the new leadership differentiator. Then the slope gets slipperier as a culture of poor preparation flows from the top down into the rest of the organization. They then focus on the “how” of the energy they’ll need to project to lead the group to that outcome. In watching and working with top executives and their teams over the past few years, I’ve come to a fresh conclusion. You might argue that preparation has always been important.

The Alchemy of Culture: 4 Key Ingredients from the Founder of Qor

Steve Farber

And that’s a good thing to keep in mind if you want to help build an innovative culture. ” But this much we know: As president of Athleta , the women’s athletic wear company, Teno helped build an organization known for its collaborative, heart-led culture. (My He worked long hours, won the favor of his supervisors, and was promoted from financial analyst to a succession of leadership roles including Director of Customer Acquisitions. Know your culture.

The Art of Leadership with Michael Lopp

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest, Michael Lopp discuss the small practices that make a good leader. Listen to learn about building trust, respect, and relationships in a leadership role. Leadership practices are small things done repetitively over time. @2:29.

The Art of Leadership with Michael Lopp

Marcus Blankenship - Podcasts

In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest, Michael Lopp discuss the small practices that make a good leader. Listen to learn about building trust, respect, and relationships in a leadership role. Leadership practices are small things done repetitively over time. @2:29.

The Great Leadership Cop Out: Why “That’s Just Who I Am” Is Derailing Your Results

Let's Grow Leaders

As I pulled up to Sam’s office, I knew he’d be unhappy with my recommendation–which involved a serious look in the mirror at his own leadership behaviors. Your culture and productivity are suffering. Energy & Engagement winning well challenges of start-up companies why you need feedbackSam knew something was wrong. It just wasn’t fun anymore. The creativity and enthusiasm had drained from the company. Decisions took forever.

Leadership and Change: Build These Three Muscles


There is no real leadership without change. If you are simply “sustaining” what already exists, you are not a leader because real leadership is about change – moving people, processes, outcomes and culture to a better place. In an organizational context, there is no change without some leadership. Without any leadership, things still change but often, in a southwards direction. Leadership: Start With Trust.