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3 qualities you should look for when hiring for leadership and C-suite roles

The best candidate not only demonstrates "teamwork" but lives and breathes that ethos to lead your business to the next level. Notion Hiring for executive and leadership roles places immense pressure on companies and their founders. The best candidates for executive roles understand the immense value of multigenerational employees. They should also be willing to embrace technology, communicate strongly, and be data-driven. See more stories on Insider's business page. While last year wa...
Tags: Leadership, Trends, Strategy, Leaders, Recruiting, Teams, Hiring, Nordic, Inc, Executives, CEOs, Contributor, Team Player, Contributor 2019, Mandy Gilbert


Master your Metrics

The bottom-line matters. The key question: What is the right bottom line for our business? We often hear leaders announce plans to cut expenses without impacting the customer experience. Great concept, which rarely produces expected results. In fact, according to recent Gartner research, fewer than half (43%) of leaders achieve the level of savings they set out to attain in the first year of cost reduction. This is due in part to setting unrealistic cost reduction targets. Another contributing f...
Tags: Leadership, Leaders, Gartner, Metrics, Bottom Line, Cause, Leading, Zero, Bottom-line results, Mastering Metrics, Sea of Red Ink MIT, Jonathan Byrnes


Biden gifts UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a cycling enthusiast, an American-made bicycle during his first overseas trip

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson; President Joe Biden Rui Vieira - WPA Pool/Getty Images; JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden gifted British Prime Minister Boris Johnson a new bicycle and helmet. Johnson gave Biden a photograph of a mural of Frederick Douglass. The exchange of gifts marked their first meeting on Thursday. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden gave British Prime Minister Boris Johnson a new custom-made touring bicycle and helmet...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, London, News, White House, US, Trends, Leaders, Joe Biden, Gifts, United Kingdom, Cornwall, Philadelphia, Boris Johnson, State Department


Are You Building Back Better After The Pandemic?

While the ravages of the pandemic have yet to subside entirely, many businesses, local authorities, and community organisations have already begun to look to the future.   That view remains uncertain, as the full extent of the COVID-19 impact is not yet known, yet building back is necessary. But can you build back better than before, and what elements might you focus on to do just that?   What is your context?   But what does building back better mean – for you, your team, and your o...
Tags: Leadership, Leaders, Communication, Resilience, Team Building, Empowerment, Enthusiasm, Effective Team, Valerie Stewart, Reclaim Power, Liberate Your Organisation


Are you dog tired?

Leaders make hundreds of decisions daily that impact lives. Depending on the nature of their work, it can be very intense for them, testing strength physically, emotionally, and mentally. Many times leaders put in long days, and adding all of this together can be exhausting. As a leader, you try to keep the spirits up and to motivate others. Leaders listen to concerns and do their best at finding solutions. But we all have been there. There is always some negativity out there. You have that one ...
Tags: Decision Making, Motivation, Leadership, Leaders, Decision, Tired, Dog Tired, Anthony Muhammad Gruenert Whitaker, Improvement Solutions Improve


Foxes And Hedgehogs: Which One Are You?

In 2001, I accepted my first official leadership position as a human resources director with one audacious goal – to be and do all the things to serve all the people. With a background in public relations, marketing, and internal communications, HR had become an accidental specialty – I was a jack-of-all-trades and master of none. It didn’t take long to figure out that I wasn’t good at trying to be and do all the things to serve all the people. The standing joke with my boss was that I was reall...
Tags: Leadership, Leaders, Career Development, Professional Development, Jim Collins, Leadership Development, Archilochus


The Leadership Seesaw

As a girl, I loved to play at the park.  The outdoors felt so expansive, open, promising.  Accompanied by the already wonderful feeling of being outside was the fact that other kids would be in the same space and I could socialize and share a sense of belonging with them as we ran, laughed, and played.  We were true creatives as our imaginations mapped out detailed imaginary scenes for playtime. For the more adventurous child, like myself, we would ensure that we scoured every single place of th...
Tags: Leadership, Trust, Leaders, Communication, Balance, Vulnerability, Vision, Seesaw, Balancing Act


How New Business Leaders Can Overcome Inexperience

There is no substitute for experience. If you’ve never run a business before, there are going to be challenges that you simply won’t be prepared for when you get started. You can’t learn how to stay cool under high-pressure situations just from taking a class or watching a video. However, just because you’ve never owned a business before, it doesn’t mean you or other new entrepreneurs are doomed to failure. Rather, by following these key concepts, new business leaders can overcome their inexper...
Tags: Business, Sales, Leaders, Freelancers, New Business, Blog & Grow, Aspiring Entrepreneur, New Business Leaders, Overcome Inexperience, Trait For An Aspiring Entrepreneur


Are You Ready For The Era of Belonging?

Few leaders doubted that the impact of COVID would change the way we live and work, but few foresee how fundamental these changes would be.  There is no going back to the old normal. Things are irreversibly changed and that means that the way we lead our teams need to change. Are you ready? Today leaders find themselves grappling with the following challenges: Nearly 3 million women who have dropped out of the labour pool, in the US alone People continuing to re-evaluate their lives, choosing b...
Tags: Leadership, US, Leaders, Vulnerability, Deloitte, Harvard Business Review, Authentic, SME, Belonging, Authentic Leaders, Psychological Safety


Leadership—Unwrapped and Unadorned

The true story is a part of the Southwest Airlines folklore—stories you would retell around the corporate campfire. A customer repeatedly wrote a complaining letter after each of Southwest’s flights. She complained that Southwest did not have first-class, that they did not have assigned seats, that they failed to serve meals, on and on. The public relations team struggled to find new ways to try and appease Mrs. Crabapple. The final straw came when she wrote a letter complaining the flight at...
Tags: Leadership, Leaders, Herb, Commerce, North Carolina, Fast Company, Courage, Character, Southwest Airlines, Convictions, Authenticity, Southwest, Decker, John Ellis, Herb Kelleher, Zig Ziglar


4 Networking Tips for New Business Leaders

In so many instances, success in business comes down to clear communication and teamwork. However, effective collaboration doesn’t just happen overnight. Rather, it can take years to generate and cultivate meaningful business relationships. If you’re looking to advance your career, then you need to know how to network. Thankfully these four tips will help you build better relationships with the people who really matter. Check them out here:  Talk to EVERYONE You never know when a business c...
Tags: Blog & Grow, Business, Business Leaders, Effective Collaboration, Leaders, Networking, Networking Tips, New Business Leaders, Professional Relationships, Tips, Tips for Business Leaders, Tips for New Business Leaders


4 Leadership Challenges You Must Face

Regardless of the leadership role you play there are common challenges we all face as we seek to build an organization or guide a team. Here are 4 essential challenges to meet, the tension created in the process of facing each challenge, and the outcome we hope to achieve. The Learning Challenge Learning is optimized when truth meets life. The world is full of theorists and visionary dreamers. Their ideas are creative and often stimulating. But we cannot determine the viability of an idea...
Tags: Leadership, Learning, Leaders, Honesty, Harley Davidson, Effective Leadership, Leadership Challenge, Leadership Challenges, Teerlink


Post-Quarantine Leadership Lessons

Awkward. Unsettled. Embarrassed. All those feelings rattled around in my heart and head as I drove home—just like they did after my first job interview. First date. A conversation with someone way, way smarter than me. What prompted this reaction? My first foray into the face-to-face post-quarantine business world. I’ve been privileged to be able to spend the last year working from home. For lots of months, I looked forward to reclaiming the joys of being out and about. Experiencing a drop in my...
Tags: Leadership, Leaders, Social Skills, Fred, Jane, Leadership Lessons, Pandemic, Quarantine, Fred Fred, Before Times, Long-term Goal


How to grow your company by keeping up with shifts in consumer behavior

Keeping up with changing customer needs will give your company a competitive edge. svetikd/Getty Images When customer behaviors shift, you need a plan to ensure your company achieves positive growth. Do market research, put yourself into the shoes of the buyer, and ask customers for insights. Be receptive, and use what you've learned to modify, innovate, and get ahead of competitors. See more stories on Insider's business page. Change is a natural part of any business that happ...
Tags: Entrepreneur, Trends, Strategy, Leaders, Customer Service, Customers, Feedback, Market Research, Nordic, Customer feedback, Contributor, Contributor 2019, Marco Ludwig


Why highly regarded leaders don't always do the best work - and why they should be critiqued like everybody else

High performance on one project does not guarantee high performance on the next. Shutterstock A leader's high status among peers doesn't guarantee a positive outcome for the projects they lead. High-status people are prone to high highs and low lows, while moderate statuses have higher averages. Executives must remember to critique their stars, too, and not let ego overshadow the actual work. See more stories on Insider's business page. When it comes to leading a successful pro...
Tags: Video Games, Trends, Strategy, Leaders, Star, Performance, Feedback, King, Nordic, Critique, Kellogg School, Brussard, University of Amsterdam, Duke Nukem Forever, Contributor, High Performance


What is at the core of your leadership?

“Corey, Aaron, and Justin, I would like to have you three be the leaders from our class to represent us. We will be presenting the Twin Towers model to the city for a temporary display.” Their faces filled with smiles and big bright eyes. Priceless. No one would have used leader to describe these boys. They were in trouble, missed school, and had difficulty in academics. However, in our project-based learning activities following 9-11, they shined bright. They loved painting, measuring, and buil...
Tags: Google, Leadership, Leaders, Leader, Thought Leadership, Solutions, Justin, Thought Leaders, Leadership Journey, Lead By Example, Corey Aaron


The Covid-19 Lessons That Business Leaders Should Keep After the Pandemic

Good leadership skills may differ across businesses, yet few of these skills prepared leaders to manage the turmoil over the past year. The pandemic has shown that leadership skills fundamentally matter, and also highlighted what leadership skills are particularly important in navigating uncertainty – in politics, business, and in our personal lives. So, what has made some people respond to the unprecedented changes of the pandemic better than others? Ideas of what constitutes a good leader have...
Tags: Lyft, UK, Leadership, Leaders, Empathy, Ford, Collaboration, Teams, Deloitte, Kpmg, Adecco, Leadership Lessons, Pandemic, Remote Teams, Social Purpose


Your Leadership Operating System: Ego Or Eco?

“The Ego is an exquisite instrument. Enjoy it, use it – just don’t get lost in it.” – Ram Dass We’ve worked with them and for them – individuals in leadership positions who prioritize profits over people, place a greater value on transactions than interactions and view themselves on a higher level than those around them. While their ego-driven ambition may be effective in generating short-term gains, attaining goals is different from achieving growth. In his best-selling classic business book, “...
Tags: Leadership, Leaders, Collaboration, Collins, Ego, Jim Collins, Eco, Otto Scharmer, High-performing Teams, Ecosystem Leadership, Leadership Ecosystem


Hot Seat: Jeff Immelt at GE

IN SEPTEMBER 2001, Jack Welch was a tough act to follow. The day after Jeffrey Immelt became CEO of General Electric, he had an even bigger challenge to deal with—the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Immelt states in Hot Seat: What I Learned Leading a Great American Company: The best leaders absorb fear. I’m not talking about soothing people by blowing smoke or giving false assurances. I’m talking about giving people the truth but also giving them a way forward. In the wake of 9/11, GE’s people needed t...
Tags: Facebook, Leadership, Ge, Instagram, Leaders, Tech, Silicon Valley, General Electric, GE Capital, Jeff Immelt, Jeffrey Immelt, Jack Welch, Welch, Hot Seat, Amy Wallace, Immelt


A teammate brings you an idea. What will you do?

This was back in the days when more people smoked. Ashtrays were everywhere. Jim was my friend, and he didn’t smoke, but when I stopped by for a visit, I noticed an ashtray on his desk. It wasn’t just an ashtray; it was a poorly-made clay ashtray. The words “I love you” were written in the clay, now hardened. When I asked him about the ashtray Jim smiled. “My son made that at camp,” he said. “They had all the kids make ashtrays. And Jimmy was little then, so he wasn’t too good at making the craf...
Tags: Leadership, Leaders, Teamwork, Ideas, Idea, Jim, Jimmy, Nucor, Teammates, Idea Boneyard, Nucor Create an Idea Boneyard Nucor


4 Strategies To Effectively Navigate The Confidence-Competence Matrix

As a leader, we are all too familiar with the struggle that often exists between the need to get things done (results) and the need to build and maintain relationships, with clients and team members. As leaders, we need to be able to balance both but all too often coaching and mentoring our team members gets relegated down our to-do list as business-critical activities take precedent. This is a fool-hardy strategy as ultimately it is our team members who get things done, and when they are engage...
Tags: Leadership, Training, Leaders, Teaching, Confidence, Coach, Coaching, David Dye, Bracken, Encouragement, Effective Leadership, Team Development, Overcoming Challenges, Effective Team


Moving from Expert to Executive: Changes Great Leaders Learn to Make

One of the great leadership challenges is making the transition from subject matter expert (SME) to leading teams of SMEs. From “hands-on” execution and metrics to “hands-off” strategic decisions and measures, here are 4 shifts to navigate. Shift from “Me” to “We” News Flash! You are no longer the smartest person in the room. So you’ll need a more collaborative style of leadership. This is where I do a lot of my coaching; helping leaders leverage the expertise and wisdom of others as they m...
Tags: Leadership, Leaders, Harvard, Expert, Executive, Empower, Jim Collins, Bill George, Leadership Coaching, Strategic Decisions, Subject Matter Expert, Giving Credit Versus Taking Credit Even


Rising Leaders Need Your Go-Ahead Nod

When was the last time your point leader gave you a go-ahead nod? What were the circumstances and how did it all turn out? Like a baseball coach sending a runner the sign to steal on the next pitch, leaders in your life can let you loose with a simple head nod. It happens when your boss eventually says, “Go for it!” after you pitch your latest wacky idea. Or, after a few weeks of pumping the brakes, they finally greenlight your game plan to retool your team or department. Better yet, even though...
Tags: Leadership, Leaders, Go-Ahead, Aspiring Leaders, Go-ahead Nod, Rising Leaders


How entrepreneurs can bolster their company and emerge from the pandemic as new market leaders

Prepared leaders can make decisions by seeing market opportunities that are invisible to the untrained eye. Getty Images Tough economic times are opportunities for leaders to evaluate their company's trajectory and reach. To survive market uncertainty, leverage your unique advantages and stay competitive. Start with a flexible framework, allow room for failure, and keep your leadership team in sync. See more stories on Insider's business page. No one ever said it was going to be a...
Tags: Leadership, America, Entrepreneur, Success, Trends, Strategy, Leaders, Innovation, Nordic, Contributor, Nichole Kelly, Contributor 2019, Pandemic Economy, Market and Economy


What Are the Three Things That Leaders Do?

No matter what the situation, setting, or method of communication, leaders frequently and consistently do these things.       1. Leaders challenge us. They believe every person has hidden potential and is capable of growing and achieving more. They challenge us by: Expanding our vision Challenging our assumptions Establishing stretch goals Delegating important projects Asking provocative questions Pointing out top performance Challenges make you stretch and consider new ways of working. A s...
Tags: Leadership, Leaders, Confidence, Coaching, Effective Leadership, Effective Leaders, Overcoming Challenges, Best Leadership Practices


Are these Sacred Cows or Trojan Horses? 

Like me, are you fascinated and yet irritated by the mythology that  surrounds modern working practices?   By mythology, I mean that growing collection of words and phrases describing working practices that  have long lost their true meaning.    Some examples   If you are not sure what I mean, here are a few examples .    Balance:  Disguising indecision as a bland compromise that attempts to achieve many things but ends up accomplishing nothing .   Collaboration:  Creati...
Tags: Leadership, Workplace, Preparation, Leaders, Workplace Culture, Balance, Creativity, Mythology, Collaboration, Excellence, Breeden, Leadership Practices, Jake Breeden


Talent Magnet with Mark Miller

There is a long-standing truth in the world of organizations: talent wins! But how do you attract the best people? What do they really want? Based on his rigorous and extensive research, Mark Miller learned that top performers are looking for very different things than solid contributors. Listen in to an hour-long discussion with Mark Miller, author of Talent Magnet: How to Attract and Keep the Best People. In this hour-long webinar, you will learn: How to make your organization a destination f...
Tags: Leadership, Leaders, Talent, Webinars, Employee Retention, Mark Miller, Retention, Organizational Performance, High Performance, Mike Horne, Exceptional Performance, Bev Kaye, Employee Attraction, Talent Magnet


How To Say “I Don’t Trust You” Without Saying “I Don’t Trust You”

Addressing low trust in a relationship is a challenging issue. As soon as the “t” word—trust—is mentioned, emotions start to rise, defensiveness climbs, and people begin to feel uneasy about where the conversation is headed. When I conduct workshops on building trust, participants often ask me for advice about how they can tell someone they don’t trust them. That’s because trust is not a topic most people are comfortable talking about, and few are equipped to handle a trust conversation in an ob...
Tags: Leadership, Trust, Leaders, Feedback, Sarah, Workplace Relationships, Trustworthy, Trust Building, Trusted Leader


What Happens When Leaders Get it Right

Perhaps like your city, the first ten minutes of our evening news are packed with murders, tragic fires, car accidents, and natural disasters. Then we have 8 minutes of weather, 10 minutes of sports news, and finally, a positive “human interest” story to send us off with a smile. But the stories that really boost ratings and pique interest begin with, “BREAKING NEWS! Leader Behaves Badly.” We hardly get through a news cycle without one. Like a car wreck at the Indy 500, Bad Leader Stories are...
Tags: Leadership, News, Justice, Leaders, Breaking News, Authenticity, Authentic, Jekyll, Hyde, Authentic Leaders, Lance Witt, Real Leaders


Are You a Leader, Ice Sculptor, or Both?

You don’t need to know the first thing about ice sculpting to be a good leader. But if you’re willing to take pointers from shaping a frozen block of water into a powerfully moving image, you can move from average to remarkable in the world of leadership. It’s common knowledge that vision leaks. Leadership gurus routinely liken this to a proverbial bucket with a hole in the bottom. Because followers easily forget the mission and what’s at stake, leaders are instructed to keep filling their visio...
Tags: Leadership, Leaders, Vision, Vision Casting, Ice Sculpting, Ice Sculptor