Leaders Lead Others

Are we solving the right problem?

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By David Quinlan

Imagine an iceberg floating in the middle of the sea. Above the surface sits the impressive tip and rugged edges. What you do not see is what rests below the surface – a massive glacier with peaks and valleys and mass that comprises 90 percent of the entire body.

Defining a problem is like an iceberg. Many organizations make the mistake of trying to fix what they can see above the surface and ignore the root of a problem that sits below the surface.

Legitimate Leadership Authenticity: The Great Debate

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By Chip Scholz

I hear a lot of buzz around the words “authentic leadership”. Some demand more, while others debate its meaning. Regardless, smart leaders recognize the cries of dissatisfaction and seek ways to engage others with passion, authenticity and long-term value.

Legitimate leadership authenticity begins with self-knowledge: your values, thoughts, and actions. It carries with it a set of moral obligations. Leaders must avoid deception, contradiction, hidden agendas and ulterior motives. 

Does Your Culture Need Help?

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7 indications of a broken culture

By Dr. Lisa Aldisert

Culture is a common buzzword these days. Many articles tout the importance of a good culture. There are even awards that celebrate companies where employees love to work. Experts talk about defining, transforming, and fixing your culture. But how do you even know if your company’s culture needs help? Or what aspects to fix if it has some cracks?

The Leader as Supervisor

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Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price talk about how the gig economy has changed the workforce, and therefore supervision and management. Ron discusses the opportunities and threats of this trend, and gives leaders tools to rethink supervision. He also lists the leadership skills that are critical for leading in today's economy, and gives leaders tips to grow along with this trend.

The 5 Levers of Reciprocal Leadership

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By Francis Eberle

How difficult is it to cross silos, departments or even organizations to accomplish a goal? I think I know your answer.

What if you were able to foresee how using expertise from another person, department or organization could create a product that was 50 times better than if you did it alone? Would you do it?

I am not a gambling person, but I did have an opportunity to do just this. Without going into the details, the result was indeed 50 times better than if my organization had pursued it alone.

5 Characteristics of Great Leaders

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By Dave Clark,

The hope of every employee is to work for a leader they like and respect. While each person may have their own definition of what constitutes a “great leader,” we can agree there are certain traits that appeal to the masses.

If you are a leader and you possess these five traits, you are probably quite successful. If you don’t think these traits describe your leadership style, working on one or more of these areas would be a great place to start in order to build a better rapport with your teams.

Humility

Creating a Culture of Innovation

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By David Quinlan

A personal journey into the world of innovation and what it might mean for your business.

Few things can be scarier than challenging ourselves and our preconceived notions. Yet, fewer things can be more rewarding.

This is my behind the scenes, unscripted back story of how I challenged myself and staff. We tore down our preconceived notions and learned what it means to be innovative and how even a 107-year-old organization like BBB can make it happen.

Are You Meeting the Needs of Your Team?

The Written Word Endures

In this short video, Author and Speaker Dale Dixon talks about Written Communication and how today's leaders are judged on this critical skill.

Project Management: A Continuing Conversation (Series Ep. 3)

Host Dale Dixon and Executive Advisor Ron Price finish their discussion about project management in today’s episode. They discuss the people part of project management, including team morale in synergy. Ron shares one of his favorite project management tools, and gives five simple things to do to create a collaborative team.

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