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Practical Ideas for Fostering True Collaboration: A Frontline Festival

This months topic, collaboration, is particularly poignant for me, as the Frontline Festival has now been an active collaborative adventure including thought leaders around the world for five-and-a-half years. In March of 2013, while still working at Verizon and having been blogging […]

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Frustrated or Focused – Leadership Tips for Managing Emotions

“David, I know I shouldn’t take this personally, but I’m so frustrated and I just want to yell at my team and walk away. I need help managing emotions or I’m going to have a meltdown.” Amanda is a team leader for […]

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5 Tragic Mistakes that Will Derail Your Action Learning Projects

Done well, action learning projects, where groups work together to address real business problems, can provide an immediate ROI that more than pays for your training investment. But let’s face it. Sometimes they can also be a colossal, frustrating waste of time. […]

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Uncover the Best Kept Secrets: Get Your To Team Share Best Practices

The Biggest Reasons People Keep Their Best Ideas To Themselves There’s no question about it. If you want great results, you’ve got to figure out what works, be sure everyone knows it, and get them to do that too.  And yet, most […]

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The Leadership Skill No One Talks About

The Secret to Transform Your Culture or Results is One Often-Ignored Leadership Skill “I’m so frustrated.” Martin, the Senior Vice President of a rapidly-growing communication hardware company serving the United States, leaned back in his chair and blew a heavy sigh past […]

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How To Build a Better Leadership Development Program

Don’t launch a leadership development program until you ask yourself these important questions. If you’ve been a manager for more than a minute, chances are you’ve gone to a lousy leadership development program. We’ll pause here to let you vent your frustrations. […]

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The Very Best Secret to Holding Tough Conversations (with video)

So often when we’re asked to train teams on how to hold tough conversations, we find a deeper underlying issue that must be addressed first. Has this ever happened to you? Watch the Stage Version of this Story and Key Insights Here The Very […]

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How to Know What Your Team is Really Thinking

Are you listening to your team and the stories they tell? During times of change and uncertainty, your team is desperate for information. They’re looking for the story behind the story. They’re thirsty to listen to anyone who knows what’s REALLY  going […]

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How to Lead a Meeting and Make Effective Decisions

Lead a Meeting that Gets Results by Clarifying Who Owns the Decision “This is so stupid—you asked for my opinion and then ignored it. I don’t know why I even bother! From now on, I’m just going to shut my mouth and […]

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How to Motivate Your Team – Stop Treating Them Like Family

Thinking they’re a family doesn’t motivate your team. You’ve probably heard leaders say it and you might have even said it yourself when you were hoping to motivate your team. “I treat my team like family” or “We’re one big family here […]

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Leaders Share about Courage, Influence and Hope: August Frontline Festival (with video)

Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival on courage, influence, and hope, celebrating our new book for kids, Glowstone Peak. We asked thought leaders from around the world to share their very best post on these topics. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of […]

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How to Communicate Remarkably Clear Leadership Expectations

“These guys are seasoned managers, and these are fundamental leadership expectations. Shouldn’t they just know the right thing to do?” “I’m so frustrated, my team is just not executing on what I consider fundamentals.” “There’s just no accountability here. If someone is going […]

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