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Leaders Share the Best Leadership Insights of 2019: A Frontline Festival

by | Dec 19, 2019 | By Karin Hurt and David Dye, Frontline Festival, Winning Well |

Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival!  This month, our contributors share their Best leadership insights of 2019 which we’ve loosely organized in our Winning Well principles of confidence, humility, results, and relationships.

Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors for an amazing year!

For 2020, we will welcome new contributors to join us by contributing articles, videos and podcasts. Each month, we’ll also include a special Asking for a Friend. to highlight new leadership authors. January’s topic is achieving better results in 2020.  Click here to submit links to your content!

Wise Words about Results

Sean GlazeSean Glaze of Great Results Teambuilding asks How Do You Create Buy-In and Get People to Go All-In on ANY Team? This is one of the great challenges of teammates who care or team leaders who are struggling to inspire commitment. Follow Sean.


Tony Mastri of Marion Marketing gives us Nine of the Best B2B Marketing Strategies and Examples.  Effective B2B marketing is essential to many businesses, but it’s not always intuitive. This article covers 9 of the best business to business marketing strategies that continue to work in 2019 and beyond. Use these examples to improve your own marketing efforts in the new year!  Follow Tony.


Jesse Lynn StonerJesse Lyn Stoner of Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership writes How to Create Shared Values that Guide Your Team to Greater Heights. These 7 guidelines will help you create shared team values that create a deeper level of trust, increase collaboration and achieve great results.  Follow Jesse.


Best Leadership Insights on Relationships

S. Chris Edmonds of Driving Results through Culture provides a Culture Leadership Charge: Work Culture is in the Leader’s Hands. In this short video and post, Chris emphasizes that the prime drivers of work culture are senior leaders – for better or worse. If senior leaders model respect and kindness, their work culture will embrace those qualities. Follow Chris.

 Ed KrowEd Krow of Ed Krow, LLC offers Using Organizational Development to Drive Culture.  Most people use the terms “organizational development” and “human resources” interchangeably. However, there are some notable differences between what an organizational development professional does on a regular basis and what an HR professional does on a regular basis. Follow Ed.

Paul LaRue of The UPwards Leader asks, Is it Ever Justified to Yell? We see business people, sports coaches, and other leaders yell at their teams. Is there ever a context where it’s acceptable? Or is there a better way? Follow Paul.


Wally Bock of Three Star Leadership provides Leadership: Things We Don’t Say Often Enough. We talk a lot, but there are some things we just don’t say often enough. Follow Wally.


Beth BeutlerBeth Beutler of H.O.P.E. Unlimited presents It’s Okay: A Powerful Word that Helps You Stay Honest … But that You Must Handle with Care. This one powerful word can help you minimize conflict while staying honest … depending on the tone with which you say it. Follow Beth.

Best Leadership Insights on Confidence

Ann Howell of Howell Leadership Science asks Are You a Shock Absorber or a Shock Amplifier? Emotional stability determines how you react to difficult situations and your effectiveness at work. Follow Ann.


Rachel Blakely-GrayRachel Blakely-Gray of Patriot Software, LLC  gives us 7 Staying Healthy at Work Tips.  Whether it’s flu season or not, staying healthy at work can be difficult for many employers and employees alike. Use the seven tips in this article to help you be more confident about staying healthy in 2020.  Follow Rachel.


Lisa Kohn from Chatsworth Consulting Group provides “I Shouldn’t Get Angry” and Other Myths that Can Negatively Impact Your Leadership and Your Life, a guide to acknowledging – and letting go of – your judgment and radically accepting what’s around and within you, so you can lead – and live – more powerfully. Follow Lisa.


Ken Downer of Rapid Start Leadership provides Change the Game: 7 Ways to Build Teammates Who Can Do More. Like playing a board game, as leaders, we often find ourselves simply accepting the players we have and moving them around the board as best we can. If we’re smart, we can change the game in a way that makes our players far more capable than when we began. Follow Ken.


Great Thoughts on Humility

Laura Schroeder of Working Girl provides Great Leadership Isn’t About You. Great leaders come in all shapes and sizes but they have ONE thing in common. Follow Laura. 



John EadesJohn Eades of Learnloft provides Why Bad Leaders Fall in Love with Their Title. There’s a good chance a title is hurting your ability to effectively lead. A title can be a distraction from the actual responsibility of leadership.  Follow John.


Eileen McDargh of The Energizer shares Raise Your Resiliency through Compassion.  Feeling compassion may go a long way to improving well-being, reducing stress and achieving better academic results, according to a study recently released by researchers from the University of Redlands. Follow Eileen.


David GrossmanDavid Grossman of The Grossman Group offers Trust in the Workplace: 6 Steps to Building Trust with Employees.  A leader’s ability to inspire and motivate employees is based on trust. Here are 6 ways that leaders at all levels can build trust in the workplace.  Follow David.



We are truly grateful to work with such amazing leadership thinkers to produce this Frontline Festival each month. We wish all of our contributors good health and happiness in the New Year.


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    • Karin Hurt

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Karin Hurt and David Dye

Karin Hurt and David Dye help human-centered leaders find clarity in uncertainty, drive innovation, and achieve breakthrough results. As CEO and President of Let’s Grow Leaders, they are known for practical tools and leadership development programs that stick. Karin and David are the award-winning authors of five books including, Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, and Customer Advocates and Winning Well: A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results-Without Losing Your Soul A former Verizon Wireless executive, Karin was named to Inc. Magazine’s list of great leadership speakers. David Dye is a former executive and elected official. Karin and David are committed to their philanthropic initiative, Winning Wells – building clean water wells for the people of Cambodia.

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