Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. Our October Festival is all about Achieving Breakthrough Results. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors!
Culture and Teamwork
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” – Michael Jordan
Organizations have many walls that hamper culture, development, and operations. Leaders can identify these barriers and work to break them down to create a more open workplace. Paul LaRue of The Upwards Leader shares How Leadership Can Break Down Walls. Follow Paul.
All of us have a relationship or two that could use some attention. Unless you consciously and deliberately weigh in on the cost of that relationship and make a decision to improve it, nothing will change. Thanks, John Stoker of Dialogue Works. Follow John.
Want to achieve breakthrough results? The first step is creating a great workplace culture. Abby Perkins of Software Providers discusses how to create a culture that breeds employees who are motivated, driven and dedicated to your company’s goals. Follow Abby.
“Sound strategy starts with having the right goal.” – Michael Porter
“You’re Just Not Strategic Enough for Me.” Have you gotten that feedback? Ouch! That’s almost as bad as “let’s just be friends.” But have no fear, you can learn to be more strategic! Dan McCarthy of About.com Management and Leadership shares How to be a More Strategic Manager to find out how. Follow Dan.
We all need effective strategy to win. But that strategy is dead letter unless you put it into action with projects. Learn how projects bring strategy ideas to life with this piece from Bruce Harpham of Project Management Hacks. Follow Bruce.
Lisa Kohn of Thoughtful Leaders Blog presents, “The Magic of Butterscotch Ripple” where she shares that great results often come from tremendous effort, especially when time is taken to remember that more than just effort is required to make things happen. Follow Lisa.
“Changing the game is a mindset.” – Robert Rodriguez
Contrary to popular wisdom, leaders who focus exclusively on results aren’t likely to achieve them. David Dye of Trailblaze provides advice on how to manage your focus so that you achieve results, get to the top of the mountain…withoutbreaking your ankle. Follow David.
“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” – Lao Tzu
Whether you’re at your wit’s end with your job, your boss, or your business, you can change your results by uncovering, evaluating and breaking the rules that dictate what you, and others, can and can’t do. Alli Polin of Break the Frame gives you five steps. Follow Alli.
The world is changing rapidly with decisions, challenges and pressure coming at us from many different directions. Leaders are expected to step into the fray and provide the right direction to the organization. Scott Mabry of Elumn8 presents Six Attributes of Proactive Leadership. Follow Scott.
Do you wish senior leaders would change your organization? Instead of waiting for them, you can create the break-through you desire. Jesse Lynn Stoner of Seapoint Center shares that change can start wherever you are. Follow Jesse.
Jeff Harmon of Brilliance Within shares that what got you here won’t get you there. If you want something to change, something must change and upgrading how you lead provides the largest opportunity to upgrade the results you get. Follow Jeff.
Susan Mazza of Random Acts of Leadership says “Change doesn’t just happen – it is a response to being challenged. So if you want to make a change in yourself, you need to take on a challenge big enough to change you.” Follow Susan.
Personal and Organizational Growth
“We occasionally stumble over the TRUTH but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.” Winston Churchill
Linda Fisher Thornton of Leading in Context reminds us that we are the beacons of trust in our organizations. If we want to create productive high-trust workplaces, we must start with ourselves, remembering that what we do, others will follow. Follow Linda.
John Hunter of Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog believes breakthrough results are rarely due to one great insight or new tactic, but are instead created by organizations that continually improve their organization’s management system. Follow John.
Achieving breakthrough results begins with understanding your personality type. This process will aid you in enhancing your team building, project management, listening, and communication skills. Thanks, Artika Tyner of Planting People, Growing Justice Follow Artika.
To make the leap from successful to very successful, there are four things you must learn to do. In studying the most successful people in history, I’ve found that each of them clearly learned to do each of these. Thanks Matt McWilliams of MattMcWilliams.com. Follow Matt.
Bill Benoist of Leadership Heart Coaching reminds us that when we stay inside our box, we limit our goals to what feels comfortable for us. Even when we raise the bar, we are doing so within the constraints of our box. When we create big hairy audacious goals, we get rid of the box. Follow Bill.
Each person can focus on their own personal growth and help their company achieve breakthrough results at the same time. This article shows why the win-win situation of people choosing joyful work ALSO contributes to the bottom line. Thanks Lisa Hamaker, of How Good Can You Stand It? Follow Lisa.
Call for Submissions. November’s Frontline Festival is about Worklife Balance Integration. Please send your submissions no later than November 14th. New participants welcome. Click here to join in!