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January 2022 Leadership Development Carnival


January 2022 Leadership Development Carnival

I have the privilege of hosting the January 2022 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more.


 

Communication

 

Elevate Any Conversation with These 2 Words

by Julie Winkle Giulioni | @Julie_WG


In today’s fast-paced, intake-overloaded, noise-filled world, people crave the opportunity and welcome the invitation to think more deeply and share more of what’s on their mind. And it's as easy as speaking two simple words, 'say more'.

 

Holiday Communication Woes: Whose Responsibility is it Anyway?

by Diana Peterson-More | @DianaPMAuthor


“The most wonderful time of the year,” can also be filled with stress. For me, this year, the so-called “great communicator,” encountered miscommunications that led to hurt feelings, misunderstandings, and three less for a family holiday dinner. What happened and whose responsibility is it anyway?

 

Creativity / Inspiration

 

How to Find Your Purpose at Work

by Dana Theus | @DanaTheus


Work is hard work. How to find purpose in your work is a hard question. Even when you know you are doing important things, showing up to do the hard work can start to feel like a grind. Pointless. Meaningless. Joyless.


When you and others around you are struggling, lost in grind of it all, finding purpose at work acts like a lighthouse in the fog. Taking the next step to purposefully craft your work in ways that help you stay connected to this purpose is like having a compass and a map.

 

Are You Burning Your Life Brightly?

by Lisa Kohn


Lisa Kohn of Thoughtful Leaders Blog presents Are you burning your life brightly?, where she shares that when we make a choice to make our lives – and relationships – burn intensely… when we can pay attention, and be Thoughtful and extraordinary, we make our relationships burn with connection, closeness and understanding, and we make our endeavors burn with purpose and power.

 

Development

 

Love is the Next Leadership Skill

by Marcella Bremer | @MarcellaBremer


Love is the next leadership skill, says Robin Anselmi. Love makes us smarter together. In a business context, love means an authentic connection, compassion, and forgiveness. How’s your love of people, connection, and collaboration?

 

The Courage Zone

by Bill Treasurer | @btreasurer


Love is the next leadership skill, says Robin Anselmi. Love makes us smarter together. In a business context, love means an authentic connection, compassion, and forgiveness. How’s your love of people, connection, and collaboration?

 

If I Empower You, You are Still Within my Power

by Jim Taggart | @jlctaggart


The role of senior corporate leadership is to set the context, to create the environment where collaboration is fostered, creativity nurtured, mutual respect ingrained, vision created, leadership shared, and innovation valued.

 

The 10 Important Questions to Ask in Your New Position

by Priscilla A Archangel | @prisarchangel


As you develop your plan for entry into your new role or organization, think about these 10 important topics that you need to focus on. More than simple questions, they are issues you need to understand deeply as a foundation for how you will lead, how you will add value, how you will develop your strategies and accomplish your goals.

 

Learning from the Dogs

by Wally Bock | @WallyBock


I love my dogs and I’ve learned a lot from them.

 

Culture Leadership Charge: A Leader's 2022 Call to Action

by S. Chris Edmonds | @schrisedmonds


Twenty-eight years ago this month I had a heart attack. It was not how I planned to spend the day. Like many others who have experienced a significant health issue, my heart attack caused me to reflect on my life. I knew my job at the time was not a great fit for me. I was not using my talents to proactively serve others.

 

Planning for a Successful Year

by Jon Verbeck | @jonverbeck1


Pandemic or not, it’s the time of year to block out some time for next year’s planning and get your forecasts done. Here's a process that can help.

 

How to Reset Performance Expectations for Better Results

by Karin Hurt / David Dye | @letsgrowleaders


Outstanding performance starts with clear performance expectations—a shared understanding of what success looks like. But what do you do when a critical player on your team is doing “okay,” but not great?

 

Are You There, Yet?

by Angela Hummel | @AngelaJHummel


Many people aspire to earn a promotion or establish a career path leading to the highest level in an organization. While a career pinnacle might be reached, the arrival also could be filled with disappointment or disenchantment. When you build a scaffolding, you can move over to the side, jump down for a while, rely on your network or tap into other opportunities.

 

Beyond Strategic Planning

by Bill Donahue | @drbilldonahue


It’s time to move beyond passion casting on the one hand, and rigid planning on the other. It is time for fresh, flexible thinking guided by core convictions and clear, collaborative action so that we all can move in the same direction together.

 

Leading Beyond Boundaries

by Ken Byler


Boundaries are something most of us are good at creating. From childhood to adulthood we spend much of our time and energy deciding what and who to include or exclude. I must confess the latter behavior seems hardest for me to resist.

 

Acceptance in Life and the Workplace

by Brenda Yoho | @BrendaYoho


Acceptance is a word with more depth in its meaning and width in its reach. As an individual and a leader, we have to provide support, guidance, understanding, and accountability in acceptance. In our world of wanting to be accepted, we set high expectations and often unreasonable assumptions about the work we do. As leaders, we must recognize this in ourselves, in others and help guide everyone through the steps of acceptance of self.

 

Reflecting Back on the Year Ahead - 11 Ways to Make Your Reflection Session Pay Off

by Ken Downer | @RapidStartLdr


The arrival of a new year signals a time of reflecting on the old, but there’s no owner’s manual on how; here are 11 ways to make the most of it.

 

Engagement

 

Four Tips to Snuff Out Burnout

by Jon Lokhorst | @jonlokhorst


An increasing rate of employee burnout is among the far-reaching consequences of the global pandemic we’ve been weathering. It’s your responsibility as a leader to address the risk of burnout, first for yourself and then for your team. Here are four tips to guide you.

 

Energize Your Employees

by Bev Kaye | @BeverlyLKaye


Did your “job EKG” ever go flat? Did the feeling of challenge change to a feeling of routine? your most valued employees are the also the ones most likely to suffer this sense of job discontent. They are savvy, creative, self-propelled, and energetic. They need stimulating work, opportunities for personal challenge and growth, and a contributing stake in the organizational action. If good workers find the job with your company no longer provides these necessities, they may decide they have outgrown the place and will consider leaving.

 

The Top 10 Things Every Employee Wants From Their Boss

by David Grossman | @ThoughtPartner


What do employees really want from their managers? While the answer varies from person to person, our research and experience gained from decades of work in this area reveal some common themes, so we’re pulling back the curtain on a collective “wish list” – and come up most often as unmet – that every boss should know.

 

Leadership

 

Are You a Serving or a Self-Serving Leader?

by Randy Conley | @RandyConley


The most persistent barrier to becoming a trusted servant leader is a heart guided by self-interest that looks at the world as a “give a little, take lot” proposition. In this post, Randy Conley shares what distinguishes Servant Leaders from others and offers a free eBook excerpt from his upcoming book, The Simple Truths of Leadership--52 Ways to Be a Servant Leader and Build Trust.

 

Productivity

 

Men Work Hard

by Eileen McDargh, CSP, CPAE | @macdarling


According to Ricky Gervais "Men work hard but women work miracles". How many women I know who perform incredible deeds of courage, tenacity, and caring while—often—hiding behind the scenes.

 

This New Year, Accelerate Innovative Ideas

by Neal Burgis, Ph.D. | @exec_solutions


As 2022 is just getting started, you need to expand and go further than before with your thinking and creating of innovative ideas. This year you need to generate ideas that will not just "WoW", but also be successful with customers wanting what you offer.

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