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Frontline Festival: Leaders Share about Strategy and Alignment

Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival on Strategy and Alignment. We asked thought leaders from around the world to share their very best post on strategy. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to […]

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7 Easy and Innovative Ways to Make Your New Hire’s Day

Your new hire is driving home from her very first day. What’s she feeling? What’s she going to tell her kids about mommy’s new job? When she wakes up at 3 am anticipating Day 2, what’s on her mind? The statistics are […]

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What to Do When Your Boss Can’t Focus? (Asking for a Friend)

Dear Karin & David, What do you do with a boss who makes it impossible to focus? We agree on a direction and three days later he has seventeen new ideas, dumps them on us, and the managers are expected to somehow […]

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Why Your Team Won’t Collaborate (and What To Do About It)

“I’m sick of this crap! Why can’t they just figure this out?” Scott was CEO of an engineering firm that produced communications hardware and software for industries around the globe. He had worked hard with his board and senior leadership team to […]

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5 Ways Leaders Can Focus When Everything Is Important

“Mark, What’s your M.I.T.?” Mark pushed back from his desk. “That’s a great question. I’ve so much flying at me…” He sighed. “I don’t have a clue.” Mark’s calendar might look familiar: wall-to-wall meetings, often with two or three appointments competing for […]

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New Year, New Influence: An Easy Way to Show Up Stronger

“Brad” was a solid manager with stagnated results. He was great at constructive feedback and holding his team accountable, but recognition did not come naturally to him.  “Why should I say thank you to someone for just doing their job?”  He was frustrated […]

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How to Make Real Change Happen When You’re Not CEO

Let’s Grow Leaders Q&A In a recent post we invited you to send us your biggest leadership challenge. We received a great question from a healthcare leader in the United Kingdom. It’s a question we hear all the time from audience members […]

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Most Popular Leadership Advice of 2017: Top 10 Posts

It’s always so much fun and interesting to see which of the year’s posts and topics resonate most with our Let’s Grow Leaders community. Here’s what you liked and shared the most as measured by page views. We want to write on […]

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The Shocking Truth About Santa’s Leadership

Year after year, I’ve watched the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer television special and cringed at the atrocious leadership displayed by nearly every adult character. Donner rejects his son. Santa ignores Rudolph’s obvious leaping skills because of his nose. The workshop foreman ridicules […]

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Frontline Festival: Thought Leaders Best Blog Posts of 2017

Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival Best of 2017 Edition. We asked thought leaders from around the world to share their very best post of the year. We strategically didn’t define “best of,” but instead let contributors choose their own […]

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How to Build a Team of Inspired Followers

Early in my career, I had a GREAT boss, Gary, who had hand-selected and developed a team of rock star leaders. It’s arguably the best corporate team I’ve ever worked on. I’m not sure how he pulled this off, but nearly every […]

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5 Top Leadership Articles for the Week of December 11, 2017

Each week I read leadership articles from various online resources and share them across social media. Here are the five leadership articles readers found most valuable last week. Click on the title of the article to read the full text. I have […]

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