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10 Reasons Your Top Talent Will Leave You

10 Reasons Your Top Talent Will Leave You | executive leadership | Scoop.it
Have you ever noticed leaders spend a lot of time talking about talent, only to make the same mistakes over and over again? Few things in business are as costly and disruptive as unexpected talent departures. With all the emphasis on leadership development, I always find it interesting so many companies seem to struggle with being able to retain their top talent.When examining the talent at any organization look at the culture, not the rhetoric – look at the results, not the commentary about potential. Despite some of the delusional perspective in the corner office, when we interview th
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A disconnect with leadership- real or perceived will always be the number one reason people leave organizations.  It all comes down to connectivity..

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To Have the Company Culture That Achieves All Your Goals, Work at It Every Day

To Have the Company Culture That Achieves All Your Goals, Work at It Every Day | executive leadership | Scoop.it
Spelling out the values that guide your company and living them consistently is not magic but the results it brings will seem so.
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How To Embrace Failure In Order To Become Successful

How To Embrace Failure In Order To Become Successful | executive leadership | Scoop.it
Einstein's teachers believed he'd amount to nothing. He proved them wrong. What's your excuse?
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You have to fail to succeed.  How else do you learn?  Failure is only an early opportuniity at success.   

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Be a Great Leader, Not Just a Strong Manager

Be a Great Leader, Not Just a Strong Manager | executive leadership | Scoop.it
At a recent leadership development forum, I had an interesting discussion with the audience about the concept of leaders versus managers, and that we shouldn’t confuse the two. In fact – and my HR
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"Leadership is both a responsibility and a privilege".  If not excellence why bother?  

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Finding the Balance Between Coaching and Managing

Finding the Balance Between Coaching and Managing | executive leadership | Scoop.it
It’s essential to motivating employees.
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The more effective a leader is at coaching and developing others, the more engaged and committed his or her direct reports will be.

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5 Keys to Inspiring Leadership, No Matter Your Style

5 Keys to Inspiring Leadership, No Matter Your Style | executive leadership | Scoop.it
Inspiring greatness is all about leading by example. The best leaders have these habits in common.
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5 Simple Steps to Create an Award-Winning Culture

5 Simple Steps to Create an Award-Winning Culture | executive leadership | Scoop.it
If you're having trouble attracting or keeping top talent, it might be time to turn an analytical eye toward your company's culture.
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Zappos is going holacratic: no job titles, no managers, no hierarchy

Zappos is going holacratic: no job titles, no managers, no hierarchy | executive leadership | Scoop.it
Zappos is known for its zany corporate culture. The company’s Q4 “All Hands” meeting in November was aptly-themed “Gone Wild”: one female employee voluntarily climbed into a case filled with tarantulas to win a $250 gift card. The event opened with a Lion King performance put on by employees at the Smith Center in downtown Las Vegas...
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The future of great organizational structures starts here.  How do you get people comfortable with change?

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The Differences Between Successful People and Unsuccessful People

The Differences Between Successful People and Unsuccessful People | executive leadership | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago I received a postcard in the mail from the CEO of Petra Coach, the creator of Align Software and a fellow member of Entrepreneurs Organization. I've never met him, but Andy Bailey and
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Just make a choice and you are on your way to success..

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Don’t Let Your Career Cause Regrets in Your Personal Life

Don’t Let Your Career Cause Regrets in Your Personal Life | executive leadership | Scoop.it
A former CEO reflects on the imperfection of work-life balance.
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I too learned from the illness of a child what perspective really is.  Control is an illusion.  Be the best person you can be now and show up on both sides - personal and work with enthusiasm for life.  

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#082: How to Keep Your Team Aligned During Times of Intense Change

#082: How to Keep Your Team Aligned During Times of Intense Change | executive leadership | Scoop.it
The key to keeping your team aligned in the midst of change or chaos is communication. Unfortunately, most leaders are not intentional about this.
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If you don't tell the story about what is happening someone else will.  

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Girish Navani, on Why Titles Don’t Matter

Girish Navani, on Why Titles Don’t Matter | executive leadership | Scoop.it
The chief executive of eClinicalWorks says he guards against “title warfare” at his company, saying that new job titles “get old within the first day of having them.”
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I preach this all the time.  Couldn't agree more with this.  Titles only make the person feel good about themselves temporarily- then human nature takes over and we want more.  

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Every Leader Needs a Challenger in Chief

Every Leader Needs a Challenger in Chief | executive leadership | Scoop.it
Dissent, it turns out, has a significant value.
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This is a great article.  Different opinions lead to change and that is a good thing.  Even Lincoln had someone argue the opposite point of view in all his meetings but in the end he and he alone made the decision.  

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7 (Even More) Ways to Become a Better Leader

7 (Even More) Ways to Become a Better Leader | executive leadership | Scoop.it
Good leadership is about making wise decisions and letting people know you are human.
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It's all about being yourself and approachable.  I have found people like authenticity and understand you are a person with a mortgage, kids and stresses like everyone else.  It's OK to be human..

 

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Chief Culture Officer Business Case

Chief Culture Officer Business Case | executive leadership | Scoop.it
While our technology is advancing rapidly into the stratosphere of "automated clouds," none of us likes the vaporous experience of being jerked around by a litany of automated phone options that never lead to what we really need. And what ...
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People Join Because Of Great Vision, People Leave Because Of Poor Leadership

People Join Because Of Great Vision, People Leave Because Of Poor Leadership | executive leadership | Scoop.it
It’s that simple. And that complicated.Unfortunately, most entrepreneurs think that possessing a great vision or idea is enough. The reality, as most of them find out, bites.In my conversations with
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This is why all people on the team need to be respected for the role they play.  You can't have an idea and walk away from it.  

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Leaders: Do These 3 Simple Things To Make Every Interaction Count

Leaders: Do These 3 Simple Things To Make Every Interaction Count | executive leadership | Scoop.it
The modern workplace is demanding. Between relentless meetings, emails, text messages, questions to answer, problems to solve, fires to put out – it can begin to feel like you are drowning in an
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7 Management Traits That Will Make All Your Employees Stay

7 Management Traits That Will Make All Your Employees Stay | executive leadership | Scoop.it
A few days ago, I published an article titled, "7 Management Traits That Will Make All Your Employees Quit." Now it is time to look at the other side of the coin. The previous column sparked a
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I agree with these traits except for being authoritative.  I would use a different word and say you need to be confident in the direction you are moving the company and don't waver on your principles.  Perhaps it's just semantics.

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How Leaders Can Overcome Obstacles for Change

How Leaders Can Overcome Obstacles for Change | executive leadership | Scoop.it
We’ve all heard the saying (or myth): people resist change. Of course, the main task of many leaders is to bring about change – sometimes unpopular yet necessary adjustments. How can leaders push
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Every day before I walk into the office I decide who I am going to be that day.  Employees react and respond to you- your values and your mood regardless of what is going on.  You will gain their trust which helps facilitate change when they see you are positive, dynamic and confident in the direction you are taking the company.  Your leadership team must do the same.  

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3 Simple Ways to Engage Employees

3 Simple Ways to Engage Employees | executive leadership | Scoop.it
What's a simple and practical way to help boost your business's productivity? Focusing on your people.
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5 Quick Questions To Help Determine Culture Fit

5 Quick Questions To Help Determine Culture Fit | executive leadership | Scoop.it
The business press loves to lionize certain leaders. Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Richard Branson (Virgin), Jeff Weiner (LinkedIn). Iconic figures all – so much so, you might think they could succeed in any
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Are You the Smartest Person in the Room? Let's Hope Not.

Are You the Smartest Person in the Room? Let's Hope Not. | executive leadership | Scoop.it
By Jack and Suzy WelchThe best thing that can happen to you as a boss is hiring a person who is smarter, more creative, or in some way more talented than you are. It’s like winning the lottery.
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Having managed so may smart people in my career, I have come to admire their intelligence yet I am empathetic to their situation when they enter a room.  Can you imagine they might feel alone, isolated and not a part of the team knowing they have superior intellect?  This is often the case and good leaders work with them on opening up as "people" and allowing others to see a different side.

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Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?

Why Should Anyone Be Led by You? | executive leadership | Scoop.it
Business management magazine, blogs, case studies, articles, books, and webinars from Harvard Business Review, addressing today's topics and challenges in business management.
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You have to make your CASE every single day and keep telling your story.  Community- Authenticity- Significance and Excitement will keep your employees engaged.

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Zappos is going holacratic: no job titles, no managers, no hierarchy

Zappos is going holacratic: no job titles, no managers, no hierarchy | executive leadership | Scoop.it
Zappos is known for its zany corporate culture. The company’s Q4 “All Hands” meeting in November was aptly-themed “Gone Wild”: one female employee voluntarily climbed into a case filled with tarantulas to win a $250 gift card.
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I love this concept.  People should be chasing job skills not titles.  Transparency to move the entire company in the same direction is so important.  Keep training people on skills and stop worrying about titles.  It's not how we should be measured.  

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