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A Case-For-Change Story That Works

A Case-For-Change Story That Works

Today, we’re excited to bring you a guest post by Paul Smith, one of the leading experts in business storytelling. As an experienced leader, no doubt you already tell a few stories. But how do you know you’re telling the right stories? […]

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9 Creative Ways to Develop Your Managers

9 Creative Ways to Develop Your Managers

You’ve done your talent assessment work, completed the nine-box grid, and now it’s time to create specific plans to develop your managers. You’ll want to ensure everyone has a solid foundation of leadership training, and consider cross-functional moves, but what other developmental […]

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How to Lead When Your Team Resists Change

How to Lead When Your Team Resists Change

When Your Team Resists Change, It’s an Opportunity for Ownership You’ve noticed a problem, spent the last four days meeting with finance, strategizing, and building an action plan. You’re energized about what your team will achieve, your boss and peers are on […]

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how to lead in a caustic culture

How to Lead in a Caustic Culture

To lead in a caustic culture, focus on your influence. It’s a question we hear after every keynote we deliver: “I want to build a Courageous Culture, but I don’t know if it will work at my company. It’s not a healthy […]

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How to Help Your Team Bring You Better Ideas

How to Help Your Team Bring You Better Ideas

You don’t just want ideas—you want GOOD ideas. There’s no time for half-baked solutions to trivial problems. But if you stop listening, they’ll stop sharing, and you’ll miss the good ones. How you respond to incomplete, off-base, or inelegant ideas makes all […]

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How to find the great idea in your best practice

How to Find the Great Idea in Your Best Practice

Your Best Practice Might Not Work Everywhere Javier was a well-loved director at an engineering design firm. He was also an accomplished Italian chef. Every year he would conduct an operational excellence rally that he personally catered with spaghetti made from homemade noodles, […]

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The problem with just do your job

The Problem with Just Do Your Job

Have you ever had a team member say something like this? “I just want to do my job. I know you want me to care, but I don’t. It’s a paycheck and I’ve got kids.” Or perhaps you’ve heard a leader tell […]

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