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Two Critical Conversations that Can’t Go Unspoken in Our Organizations

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Tags: Leadership, Strategy, Values, Culture, Project Management, Critical Conversations, Leading Change, Emerging Leaders, Challenging Conversations, Fear In The Workplace, Unspoken Conversations

Leadership Caffeine™—Show Them You’re Not a Machine

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Tags: Leadership, Accountability, Values, Leadership Caffeine, Leadership Lessons, Your Purpose, First Time Manager Series, Challenging Conversations, Leadership Role

5 Mental Shifts to Stop Caring What People Think of You

“Care about what other people think and you will always be their prisoner.” – Lao Tzu We carefully pick out what we wear to the gym to make sure we look good in the eyes of the other gym goers. We beat ourselves up after meetings running through everything we said (or didn’t say), worried that coworkers will think we aren’t smart or talented enough. We post only the best picture out of the twenty-seven selfies we took and add a flattering filter to get the most likes to prove to ourselves tha...
Tags: Psychology, Values, Personal, Self-help, Opinions, Feelings, Expectations, Judgments, Publishers, Tiny Buddha, Lao Tzu, Portland Maine, Lapsang Souchong, Byron Katie

More to Success than Money and Metrics

Louie was doing his job well, actively selling Marie on the reasons why she should list his firm’s talent assessment on her company’s website. He mentioned making money three times, and improving metrics four times, in response to Marie’s questions. “Louie, thank you for reaching out,” said Marie. “Our companies’ interests don’t appear to be aligned, so a partnership isn’t going to work.” “If I may ask, what interests aren’t aligned?” “Metrics and money.” “Wait a minute, Marie. Aren’t you intere...
Tags: Japan, Leadership, Relationships, Values, Priorities, Metrics, Louie, Marie, Meiji Gakuin University, Zenger, Best Leadership Practices, Makoto Kanda, Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan Hotel, James Zenger

6 Tell-Tale Signs You’re Not Ready for a Relationship Yet

  Just because you want a relationship, doesn’t mean you’re ready for one. When everyone around you seems to be dating and are in a relationship, you may start asking yourself, “When’s my turn? When will I find love?” Society gives us messages every day of every month that we should be dating by a certain age, having sex by a certain age, married by a certain time, and having children at some point as well. And if you are still single and not hitting these socially-constructed milestones, then...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Love, Values, Self-help, Intimacy, Publishers, Lonely, Yourtango, Healthy Relationships, Gary Chapman, Sense Of Purpose, Unhealthy Relationships, 5 Love Languages, Relationship Boundaries

Successfully leading change is about reaching the trust point

On 7th February 2018, I became the President of my local BNI Chapter, Invincible, here in North East England. I was selected for the role the day before by the franchise Co-executive Director and our Director Consultant. Over some months, they had worked tirelessly with our ‘core’ group while we secured sufficient members to re-launch the chapter. Sometimes it is not about your history Six former, experienced BNI members began that ‘core’ group. Given the existence of those former members, it ...
Tags: Leadership, Trust, Values, Reina, north east England, BNI, Character-based Leadership, Lead Change, Competence Trust, Contractual Trust, Communications Trust

Visible Values

“Coach Bryant had an idea about how a man should act, and if you watched him, you could figure it out.” Howell Raines described legendary Alabama football coach Bear Bryant that way. The quote illustrates something important about values. What you do shows your values to the world. Most of us, most of the time, are sure that the way we act reflects our values. We’re often wrong. Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman put that in a sentence: “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you...
Tags: Leadership, Alabama, Values, Priorities, Personal Development, Richard Feynman, Bryant, Bear Bryant, Evaluate, Howell Raines, Values Alignment

On Civility and Politics

Some people have ideas and beliefs that differ from yours. Some of the things they believe and express conflict with what you hold to be fundamental truths. They speak what they believe to be good and right and beautiful, what they believe is moral and correct, using some combination of facts and opinion to express their ideas. Because their views clash with yours, you can become defensive, emotional, and upset by their ideas. This clashing of conflicting ideas and beliefs works both ways, with ...
Tags: Sales, Values, United States, Usa Today

How Can A Manager Know When They Are On Thin Ice?

You don’t want to be blindsided at the office Image Credit: Steve Betts So how are things going for you at work? Are you getting along with everyone – especially your boss? Or are you starting to get left out of meetings that you used to get invited to? Are the people that you work with starting to become cool towards you? Has your boss stopped having conversations with you? Bad things may becoming your way and you may not even realize it… How To Tell When You Are On Thin Ice So how do m...
Tags: Career, Fired, Relationships, Careers, Management, Values, Coworkers, Meetings, Priorities, Job Performance, Jim Anderson, Ignored, Honest Feedback, Hin Ice, Steve Betts

Why Is Company Culture Important To Managers?

It turns out that a company culture really does matter Image Credit: Scott Beale In the day-to-day activities of a manager, most of us really don’t spend all that much time thinking about our company’s corporate culture. However, it turns out that it really does matter. If your company has a bad corporate culture, then it’s going to have a negative impact on the company’s bottom line results, its reputation, and in the end, recruitment. It sure seems as though managers need to start spendi...
Tags: Leadership, Careers, Company Culture, Values, Studies, Results, Managers, Recruitment, Profits, Bad News, Reputation, Wells Fargo, Actions, Scott Beale, Jim Anderson, Unique Business Environment

Your Best Work

Do you have a job or career path that supports you in doing the best work of your life? If I were to ask this of various people, some would laugh at the ridiculousness of this question because it’s a standard they’ve never come close to experiencing, so a jaded reply is all they can muster. If I ask certain friends who are very fulfilled by their work, their answers would be something like, “Of course… why would I tolerate any less?” Consider that if you’re not aligned with this standard o...
Tags: Productivity, Careers, Values, Steve

Psychology Around the Net: January 12, 2019

Are you ready to learn about simple, no frills self-care tips we can all follow? Why incompetent people have more confidence than you’d think they should? How men and women experience chronic pain differently? Well, good news! This week’s Psychology Around the Net has all that and more. The Free Self-Care You Should Be Doing Right Now: Setting realistic exercise schedules. Tackling one cleaning or organizing project at a time. Getting enough sleep. Extremely basic but extremely helpful self-c...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Women, Memory, Values, Research, Disorders, Stress, Self-help, Confidence, Anxiety, Yoga, Men, Women's Issues, Chronic Pain, Men's Issues


According to the dictionary, integrity is “firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values.” I think what needs to be added to the definition is this … Integrity is determined most by what a person does AFTER they’ve done something that’s gone against their own integrity. The post Integrity appeared first on Sexy Marriage.
Tags: Life, Integrity, Values, Respect, Simplicity


After a year in a paid mastermind group, I decided not to renew. That was a tough decision, but I feel it was the right one, and it helped me clarify something that I’d really like to experience in a bigger way. It costs $30K per year to be a member of this group. It’s been ranked as one of the top business mastermind groups in the country, and I think that’s well deserved. It was a stretch for me to decide to apply and then join, but I gained a lot of value from it. It’s fair to say that I got ...
Tags: Careers, Values, Emotions, Las Vegas, Vegas, Steve, Creating Reality, Conscious Growth Club, BoardSteve Pavlina InstagramThe

Making Your Hero’s Journey Real

There’s a major connection between your hero’s journey and your ability to skillfully apply the Subjective Reality lens. Let me ‘splain. When you consider that this reality could be akin to a dream world or a simulation, it reminds you to step into your power and create your experience now. It’s also a call to be more imaginative and to dream bigger. The subjective lens reminds us all to stop playing small and to stop trying to hide… and sometimes we really hate to hear that even when we so need...
Tags: Careers, Values, Announcements, Steve, Start, Ben Kenobi, Rachelle, Tatooine, Abundance, Hero's Journey, Creating Reality, Subjective Reality, Submersion

Values in Dynamic Tension

Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds: Have you prioritized your values so you know which ones are more important than the others? Or are all of your personal values “tied for first?” Here’s a way to test this idea. Note down your top four personal values, the desired principles that guide your day-to-day plans, decisions, and actions. If you’ve formalized your personal values, this exercise took mere seconds. If you’ve not formalized them, it probably took longer. ...
Tags: Amazon, Leadership, Values, Culture, Chris, Dan McCarthy, S. Chris Edmonds, Ken Blanchard, Chris Edmonds, Purposeful Culture Group

Veganism Is About Power, Not Animals

Having been a consumer of animal products and a non-consumer for more than 20 years on each path, I’ve experienced both paths from the inside for significant lengths of time. I think it’s easier to make the choice by comparing each perspective experientially. I went vegan by deciding to try it for a month to see what it was like. I like encouraging people to try different lifestyle experiments in a similar fashion. Choose from a place of knowing, not from a place of ignorance. As long as you rem...
Tags: Lifestyle, Careers, Values, Steve

Recognizing You Are the Value Proposition

The question reads, “How do you differentiate when you have no advantage on service offerings?” Another prompt read, “We are struggling because we used to have no competitors and now we have a strong competitor in our market. We also haven’t had a new product in five years.” All of us work in crowded markets now. If your market isn’t crowded, it soon will be. If your market isn’t yet commoditized, there are forces at work to push you in that direction. While there is still room for innovation in...
Tags: Sales, Values, B2B sales, Unique Value Proposition, Eat Their Lunch Book

Leadership Caffeine™—Learn to Love Uncertainty

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Tags: Leadership, Strategy, Values, Uncertainty, Decision-making, Leadership Caffeine, Effective Leadership, Emerging Leaders

Are You Missing This Critical Element In Your Leadership?

When it comes to leadership in today’s faster-paced work environment, there’s no question that leaders are expected to wear many hats. Not so much in terms of tasks, but in terms of function. That’s why when we speak of leadership, there’s a tendency to tack on additional qualifiers, such as transformative leadership, servant leadership, creative […]The post Are You Missing This Critical Element In Your Leadership? appeared first on Tanveer Naseer.
Tags: Business, Leadership, Communication, Values, Culture, Courage, Purpose, Vision, Recent Posts, Behaviour, Decision-making

Questions to Ask Yourself to Live a Better Financial Life

If you’re reading TwoCents, then you’re probably looking for advice to live a better financial life. You may want to be more responsible with your money, or learn how to invest better, or simply have a daily reminder to look after your money.Read more...
Tags: Personal Finance, Money, Goals, Values, Lifehacks, Better Financial Life, TwoCents

Uncompromising Diligence: 4 Common Term Insurance Mistakes to Avoid

If you’re buying life insurance, you’re already on the path to doing things right. However, you may not know that buying term life insurance brings with it the opportunity for errors, and people make these mistakes all of the time. But you can avoid being one of them when you purchase after having read the four secret pitfalls of term insurance. If you don’t want to suffer buyer’s remorse, keep reading. Waiting until it’s too late. Have you held off on buying life insurance? One of the reason...
Tags: India, Values, Aegon, Aegon Life Insurance, Bennett Coleman Company, Aegon Life

Why Organizations Need To Shift From Top-Down To Side-To-Side Focus

The following is a guest piece by Rick Miller. Most companies have a long-standing issue, worker productivity, yet they try to solve it with the same unsuccessful strategy again and again. Why not try a new strategy? Gallup estimates as many as seven out of 10 employees are not bringing their “A-game” to work every […]The post Why Organizations Need To Shift From Top-Down To Side-To-Side Focus appeared first on Tanveer Naseer.
Tags: Business, Leadership, Communication, Teamwork, Employee Engagement, Values, Guest Posts, Culture, Collaboration, Gallup, Rick Miller, Organizational Culture

Managing Change Effectively

It is always fascinating to engage with a cultural change process, and a recent encounter was no exception. Some three years ago, I developed a new business strategy for a not-for-profit organisation which, faced with on-going austerity measures in the UK, wished to focus on the longer-term on sustainability and income generation. They are a relatively small organisation with a regional reach regarding members, clients, and corporate donors. The new business strategy necessitated an organisation...
Tags: UK, Leadership, Change Management, Communication, Values, Vision, Board of Trustees, Lead Change

37 Powerful Questions To Test Your Character & Help You Grow

Character is combination of moral qualities, attributes, good behaviors and habits that is the whole of “you.” It’s consistent good behavior in all circumstances and with all people. It’s how we treat other people and live a purposeful life. It’s your core values. I grew up on a farm and there’s a joke that all that hard work builds character. It sure didn’t feel like it when it was below freezing and I was pitching smelly silage to feed the cattle. The lesson is character is built , it is deve...
Tags: Design, Trust, Integrity, Values, Respect, Honesty, Manners, Patient, Loyalty, Self-control, Purpose, Grit, Discipline, Forgiveness, Commitment, Reputation

How do you engage two sets of employees during a merger?

This is a guest post from Doug Butler and Gregg Lederman. Ironic, isn’t it? The moment you most need the support of your people is also when getting it proves most challenging. Sure enough, only 42 percent of employees remain engaged when they feel you aren’t managing change well. If that sounds like a risk, it’s […]
Tags: Featured, News, Change Management, Employee Engagement, Values, Culture, Mission, Merger, Acquisition, Branding, Blog Posts, Doug Butler, Gregg Lederman

Creating a Heart-Aligned Offer (and the Results)

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Tags: Productivity, Lifestyle, Careers, Values, Abundance, Creating Reality

Why core values need to matter more than ever to the recruiting world

Let’s start with a pull quote, from here: But a couple of things have happened. One, there has been a lot more turnover and fluidity in the workforce, so you don’t have people who stay with your company over a long period. You don’t have that kind of organizational glue that naturally happens. Two, your […]
Tags: Featured, News, Recruiting, Values, Mission, Purpose, Hiring, Branding, Meaning, Mission Statement, Blog Posts, Sourcing, Core Values

Finding Purpose in Work

On occasion, managers ask me how to motivate employees who seem to be disengaged and simply going through the motions at work. The way I approach this is by being intentional about connecting employees’ daily job responsibilities to an enduring organizational purpose. This is not easy. It requires the organization to do the yeoman work of identifying values and detecting its purpose. When organizations complete this work and enlighten employees as to WHY they do WHAT they do, HOW they do it, at ...
Tags: Business, Customer Experience, Customer Service, Employee Engagement, Values, Customer, Purpose, Meaning, Raise Your Customer Service, Steve Curtin, Brian O'Neill, Enthusiasm at Work, Barnes Noble New Cascade