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The Great Millennial Hoax- Why Most Millennial Experts are Wrong and What to Do Instead (Recorded Webinar) thumbnail
Whether you’re a veteran leader or a millennial recently promoted into a leadership role, leading your younger team members can feel like an endless struggle. Why don’t they understand? Why aren’t they motivated? Why won’t they put in the time? To make it worse, instead of making life easier, much of the advice you get from generational “experts” can actually make the situation worse. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. Your younger team members can be an incredible source of talent, energy, and productivity. I joined up with internationally recognized leadership experts, David Dye and Michael Teoh to share perspectives and insights on getting the most from your millennial team members  »  Read More
 
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“I’m Not Listening!: The Best Way to Get Your Team to Hear Your Feedback thumbnail
“John” and I had spent the better part of the hour talking about what her direct report, “Janis,” needed to be a more effective manager. Bless her heart, Janis had a hard time accepting feedback. If she didn’t improve, her job was on the line, but we didn’t want to put it that way. At least not yet.  »  Read More
 
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August Frontline Festival: Leaders Share Tips about Productive Work Spaces thumbnail
Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. This month’s festival gives tips about setting up a productive work space. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors! Next month’s Frontline Festival is all about communication tips. There are two ways to participate…either submit a blog post on the topic, or your 1-2 sentence answer to the question. Click here to participate! Now on to our topic for August  »  Read More
 
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6 Reasons Your Training Program Isn’t Working thumbnail
It was late. It was just Joanne, the HR Director; Juan dusting the doors; and I left in the building. The only sounds was the swishing of the sprinklers hitting against the high glass windows. Joanne looked up at me from behind her desk with that exhausted, weary grin that comes from realizing that the work ahead is more complicated than you thought. “There’s a reason you told me that story last week about that CEO you’re working with, isn’t there  »  Read More
 
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Three Critical Steps to Developing Your Millennial Leadership Talent thumbnail
A guest post from Elisha Yeoh, Thriving Talents. You’ve seen them, you’ve heard of them and some of you may even be working with them, these them I’m referring to is the Gen-Ys. Regardless of what you may currently think of them, the presence of these young individuals have definitely changed the realities of workplace dynamics, especially now that Gen-Ys are slowly being reviewed to fill in managerial positions. More and more organizations are beginning to tear down walls (both metaphorically and literally) to keep up to date with the current trends of building up great young leaders who will one day assume more responsibilities. However are these young people in your organization ready to make the hard decisions and lead a team?  »  Read More
 
Filed Under:   confident humilitywinning well
5 Questions to Ask When You Can’t Let It Go thumbnail
“John,” the CEO of a fast-growing start-up, was visibly frustrated when I asked him what he needed me to work on most with his team. “I love my team. And they care so much! They’re full of great ideas….” I waited for the BUT…  »  Read More
 
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Why I Don’t Always Win Well: My Struggle With Being a Pleaser thumbnail
David Dye and I are on a mission to rid the world of soul-crushing leadership behaviors. I’m confident in our vision and our approach. I know it’s what I’ve been put on this planet to do, and that I’ve partnered with the right person to make it happen. And yet, despite my passionate desire to make an impact, I sometimes let my own fears get in the way of asking for what I need. When someone tells me our approach has turned their results around, or how our book was the first time they saw lightbulbs going off in someone they are mentoring, or when someone shares the impact or keynote speech made on their association, I get suddenly shy. “Err… thank you.”  »  Read More
 
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5 Behaviors That Keep You From Getting Promoted thumbnail
I run into them in every company I work with. Solid managers with real contributions. They work hard, they’re incredibly loyal, and they’ve been on the succession planning list forever. Much of the time they even have an MBA…AND they’re stuck. The promotions come and go. They’ve heard the pep talk so many times they can recite it in their sleep. Of course, there’s no easy way to know what’s holding any individual back. But I’ve done enough diagnosing, supporting, and helping to transform careers over the years that I’ve seen some consistent patterns. Don’t get stuck in these common traps.  »  Read More
 
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