Leadership is not for everyone. Is it for you?

Ms. Career Girl

Merriam-Webster defines leadership as “the office or position of a leader; capacity to lead; and the act or instance of leading.” I contend that leadership is more than a title, ability, or action. Unlike management, leadership isn’t about positional authority alone, or at all.

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How a Positive Workplace Culture Benefits Your Physical and Mental Health

Ms. Career Girl

In fact, a positive workplace culture is good business sense. But the benefits of a positive workplace culture run far deeper than a mere matter of comfort and ease. Little things like that can say a whole lot about the culture — and how the employees are faring.

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Choosing Members of your Leadership Team as an Executive To Drive Culture (Best Boss Ever Podcast).

The HR Capitalist

Here's one you don't think about a lot - how you build your leadership team of direct reports (all who manage others) related to the type of manager of people they are. The choices you make in this area direct impacts the culture you're building! Boss Leadership Training Series.

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Why Cultural Fluency Is Important to Your Career Success

Ms. Career Girl

In recent years, it has become a requirement for managers working in multinational companies to have international work experience to be able to advance their career further into senior leadership positions. In any case, cultural fluency and foreign language skills are critical to your success. Learn A Culture That Is Very Different from Your Own. Everyone Who Works Globally Needs Cultural Fluency. Language is the road map of a culture.”.

Seven Tips To Step Up Your Leadership Game

Ms. Career Girl

Women continue stepping up their games into leadership positions. Female empowerment is no longer just a term, it is now a culture. How can you breakout into a leadership position in your own career? Here are my top seven leadership tips to help you become the best leader you can be. Leadership positions are often filled with individuals who do the most listening. Seek to ground your leadership and organization in kindness. Step Up Your Leadership Game!

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Ways to Overcome Cultural Barriers in the Workplace

Ms. Career Girl

Language barriers may make it difficult to communicate effectively, or cultural differences may inhibit employees from being comfortable enough to open up, socialize, bond or even work comfortably and closely with one another. Boggenpoel provides these ways companies can deal with cultural and racial conflicts internally and overcome cultural barriers. Overcoming Cultural Barriers. Promote appreciation of cultural differences .

Netflix CEO Reid Hastings on Leadership, Failing at Culture and Being Lucky

The HR Capitalist

3 minute video covering his first boss washing his coffee cups for him, his failure to build culture in his first run as a CEO, and being lucky in his epic fight to kill blockbuster. LeadershipQuick post today - Reid Hastings, CEO of Netflix in this video below from Foundation Capital. Worth your time for sure (email subscribers click through for video).

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Leading Remotely – Five Ways to Overcome the Loneliness of Leadership

Ms. Career Girl

They find themselves in a leadership role, running a remote company, isolated from their team, without much guidance and they aren’t sure how they can “skill up.” Every leader has to find their own way of doing the work of leadership. It is lonely being a leader, and leadership is lonely work. Here are five simple ways you can help yourself overcome the loneliness of leadership when leading remotely: Establish lifelines. Leadership is hard.

2020 120

Change and Live: Leadership Today


I’d like to flip a typical org chart on its ear and place leadership at the base or on the bottom of the chart and rip the insides out to find the “managers in the middle”, the 360 degree leaders who inspire without compensation, influence without recognition, encourage without fanfare, and teach without direction. Leadership Today. Trademarks of Leadership Today. Part 3: Culture Breeds Commitment: The Truth about Talent Loyalty.

LEADERSHIP SIGNALS WEEK: Elizabeth Warren Sends a Signal on Values.

The HR Capitalist

Capitalist Note: It's "Leadership Signals Week" here at the HR Capitalist, where I talk about things I've seen leaders communicate over the last couple of weeks that speak volumes about what they want their followers to think. Some leadership signals are purposeful, others just happen organically. First up for Leadership Signals Week , I present democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren. . So what leadership signal did Elizabeth Warren send to the world recently?

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Ladies: It’s Your Right to Define Leadership on Your Terms

Ms. Career Girl

The post Ladies: It’s Your Right to Define Leadership on Your Terms appeared first on Ms. And as a woman who once served as a company’s only female executive VP, I know what it’s like to work in male-dominated cultures. More importantly, I know the immense value that female leadership brings to these kinds of environments. In my opinion, there’s no stronger force than women banding together and owning leadership on their terms without any preconceived notions.

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Creating a Culture Where Employees Reach their Full Potential


HR Leadership Senior corporate culture employee development team building workplace cultureOverworked, without recognition and underpaid to boot. This is a common complaint by employees and a reason that many believe their teams are unhappy, but the HRM Canada article Are Your Workers. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.

2017 72

How Culture Impacts Your Employer Brand

The Undercover Recruiter

What is the value of culture in employer branding? Brian Evje helps people and organizations lead change and growth by aligning leadership, change, and organizational health. With his intense experience working with start-ups and high-growth companies, he knows a thing or two about importance of corporate culture. How Culture Impacts Your Employer Brand. Employer brian evje Corporate culture culture Employer Branding GE Interview netflix podcast start-up

Three Interview Questions That Don’t Gauge Cultural Fit

Hiring Technical People

Oh, maybe we do have questions that address cultural fit. Let’s review what corporate culture is: how people treat each other, what’s rewarded, and what’s okay to discuss. Take a small thing that was indicative of your collaboration or facilitation or leadership. ” You want to know what the cultural norms are here. ” Review your cultural fit questions that you developed in What Culture Do You Want in a Job?

3 Ways to Sell Your Company Culture and Story


The companies that tell the best stories attract these people to their culture. Culture is a constant work in progress which means your company probably has a story behind the direction they chose. 3 Ways to sell your company culture and story. Company Culture. Write a blog, post to your company’s social media, re-Vine your customer’s… There are endless opportunities to writing a corporate culture best seller. Culture is evolutionary.

5 Characteristics of High Performance Culture

Ms. Career Girl

The post 5 Characteristics of High Performance Culture appeared first on Ms. Company culture” has become a popular term among corporate leaders; more and more companies are focusing on creating a culture that fosters motivation in their workforce. Characteristics of High Performance Culture. At Credit Karma, transparency and open communication form the basis for the company’s culture. Empowered Employees and Leadership at All Levels.

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Hindsight Is 20/20: Living Your Culture In The Next Normal

Career Realism

And, how can they successfully implement new aspects of their culture into this new normal? Here are four key things leaders must consider if they want to truly live their culture in the next new normal. 1) A company's strong employee culture and the ability to pivot quickly with evolving dynamics are key to thriving Post-COVID. A company's culture must absolutely drive this question. Is your culture helping or hindering your companies' performance? -

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A Lesson in Leadership: Kevin Ware


Kevin Ware’s response was leadership in action. Most often, we hire an employee with a specific skill set; but the reality is that their experiences, personalities and culture have a significant impact on their performance. How do you assess leadership or other “soft skills” when hiring? Thank you Kevin Ware for being a model of courage and leadership in action. Leadership Kevin Ware Leadership Courage Fearlessness Humble Gruesome Injury NCAA March Madness Lisa Bonne

Engagement, Extrication, & Light Saber Leadership


In our Conversation Culture series, I focus specifically on workplace culture and engagement because things impact your customer, client, employees, candidates, and even social media. Companies like Zappos create an engaging workplace culture to draw candidates and customers in. Sometimes dragging their feet or providing their disengaged workforce steller employee performance reviews only weeks later requesting their removal from the throws of the organizational culture.

Civility Across Culture: Dressing the Part


Culture is both ethereal and powerful. Workplace civility has close ties to both national and organizational culture. First, cultures vary on the behaviors they consider to be civil or uncivil. Before meeting with a potential client, I asked about he … Continue reading → Areas of Worklife CREW Civility Leadership Organizational Learning Psychological Resilience Respect Workgroups career Community

Leadership Signals Week: Steph Curry Says "Bye" to an Unlikable Peer.

The HR Capitalist

Capitalist Note: It's "Leadership Signals Week" here at the HR Capitalist, where I talk about things I've seen leaders communicate over the last couple of weeks that speak volumes about what they want their followers to think. Some leadership signals are purposeful, others just happen organically. Next up on Leadership Signals Week - Pro Basketball (NBA) star Steph Curry (Golden State Warriors). Communications Culture Employee Relations Workplace

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Culture Breeds Commitment: The Truth about Talent Loyalty


Company culture seems to be reserved for small start-ups with everything to gain or large Fortune 500 companies with nothing to lose. Blame is easy when no one takes responsibility for lack of culture, an unengaged or uncommitted workforce, and a revolving door for employees to come, then quickly leave. Perhaps cultivating a diverse and friendly company culture will spark the fire of employee trust and commitment. Commitment, Loyalty, and Trust.

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Identifying Company Culture Killers


Crimes against company culture. When organisations act in such a way that they undermine their own culture, I call the charge involuntary manslaughter. There is no malice aforethought when it comes to company culture; I simply don’t believe that many people get up in the morning and go to work with the express intention to harm their organisation. We say things, do things, permit things, all of which damage your company culture, sometimes irrevocably.

HR and Culture: 4 Fantastic Females Share Their Wisdom

Ms. Career Girl

The post HR and Culture: 4 Fantastic Females Share Their Wisdom appeared first on Ms. Leadership guru Meg Wheatley encourages leaders to move from heroes to hosts, ditch chaotic command-and-control culture and open up decision-making to untapped talent at all organisational levels. But how can you embed emotionally intelligent culture while ensuring HR is effective and legally compliant? Productivity Work HR and culture

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Workshifting, Leadership, & the Evolving Workplace


This blog post is part of the Conversation Culture series focused on engagement and relationships between employees and managers driving workplace as well as orgnanizational productivity. . Business Life conversation culture employee engagement flexible work leadership telework work life work life balance work schedule workplace leadership workshifting

VIDEO: Who To Hire When Your Culture Sucks (Kris Dunn at Cayman Islands #DisruptHR)

The HR Capitalist

We like to think all of our cultures are unique for the right reasons, and without question, some of them are. . I could make the case that culture is actually hyper-local, with micro-cultures that exist around each one of your managers of people actually being more important than attempts to define your corporate culture. That's why my talk at DisruptHR in the Cayman Islands focused on the following topic - " Who to Hire When Your Culture Sucks ".

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5 Things You Should Do To Revive a Toxic Work Culture

Ms. Career Girl

If the answer is yes, you may have a toxic culture at work. Work Culture exists on multiple levels. To create real and lasting change, your business must tackle cultural issues on both levels. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you turn-around a toxic work culture. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for repairing a damaged work culture. The first step is always to examine your business’s culture to identify your specific challenges.

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Leadership Cannot Be Taught


The impact this experience had on me has carried me through my life and I have been able to take that lesson to develop my own leadership style. Leadership can be defined as an act of influencing others that alters paths and drives the completion of a task or achievement of a goal. Leaders need to stand strong in their vision, thereby impacting culture and follower drive. At eight years old, I was in my very first play. My director was Bud Cummings.

4 Ways to Recruit the Best Culture Fit


You’ve worked hard to build the culture of your organization. And every new hire can either strengthen or weaken that culture. If you hire employees who don’t fit your culture, they likely won’t work as well with other employees, which will diminish teamwork and lead to inefficiency and less innovating products and services. On the other hand, when you hire employees who fit your culture, they blend in easily from day one. Hiring employees […] HR Leadership

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4 Ways to Lower Employee Turnover Through Situational Leadership


Situational leadership , is a theory your manager or leadership can employ where leaders use varying leadership styles given the situation at hand. If a manager really wants to make a difference and salvage their team from jumping ship or mentally checking out, they learn to employ situational leadership strategies to better connect, engage, and motivate their workforce. SITUATIONAL LEADERSHIP ISN’T A ONE SIZE FITS ALL.


The HR Capitalist

Capitalist Note : This post is part of a series on Building/Reinforcing Company Culture Through Great Recruiting and Talent Acquisition Practices. . Let's face it people, "company culture" is a loaded phrase. Some of it is real, some of it is aspirational, but one thing on my mind recently is that as we try to build the culture we want at our companies, we forget about the messages we send in our recruiting process. So you're proud of your culture - cool!

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7 Ways To Revamp Your Resume For A Leadership Position

Career Realism

Are you a prime candidate for a mid-level or senior-level leadership role? The way recruiters and hiring managers look for leadership candidates is a bit different than the way they search for candidates in other roles. Before you apply to that leadership position, make sure you leverage these seven strategies to tailor your resume for maximum impact. When you apply for a leadership role, it is imperative to showcase your skills and experience with strategy creation.

BUILDING CULTURE THROUGH RECRUITING #1: Your Team and Process Matters More Than You Think

The HR Capitalist

Capitalist Note : This post is part of a series on Building/Reinforcing Company Culture Through Great Recruiting and Talent Acquisition Practices. . Let's face it people, " company culture " is a loaded phrase. Some of it is real, some of it is aspirational, but one thing on my mind recently is that as we try to build the culture we want at our companies, we forget about the messages we send in our recruiting process. So you're proud of your culture - cool!

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Global Expansion: Knocking Down Cultural Barriers

Evil HR Lady

However, there are cultural barriers with global expansion that HR is invariably left to handle. Remember that culture plays a huge role in the success of any business, and you can’t simply transfer the culture from your home office to a new country. If you decide to transfer a current employee to the new post, they’ll need some cultural training. To keep reading, click here: Global Expansion: Knocking Down Cultural Barriers

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PURE GOLD: On the Topic of Age Bias and Startup Culture.

The HR Capitalist

It's all truer than we'd like to admit at all companies who chase culture as part of a strategic plan. Branding in HR Culture Leadership TalentOld people are.just so.so.so.old! Coming off a two-day blitz to finish some interviewing training, and what interviewing training would be complete without a section on non-Title VII bias that impacts us all? Turns out, science shows we all like a certain type of person no matter their qualifications.

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Incorporating a Mentally Healthy Corporate Culture in your Workplace


Is the corporate culture free of the stigma long associated with mental illness? And I’ve found that, as with anything else related to company culture, how mental health is addressed at work starts with leadership. A corporate culture that values the well-being of employees will provide the elements for good mental health. Incorporating a Mentally Healthy Corporate Culture in your Workplace. May is Mental Health Month. How healthy is your workplace?

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Gordon Tredgold's FAST Leadership Principles

Water Cooler Wisdom

Leadership expert Gordon Tredgold  has written a new book in which he shares his four essential principals of leadership. It is the leader’s duty to ensure the success of the team, and the leader defines the culture of an organization. If we want that culture to be one where people accept accountability, we must lead by example. Too often, policies, procedures, and bureaucracy can slow necessary changes to a crawl, and negatively affect a company’s bottom line.

Effective Onboarding: How to Introduce New Leadership to a Team


Depending on the circumstances, introducing new leadership to your team is both exciting and challenging. Once you’ve found someone you think will be the right addition to your team, the work of making sure they can mesh well with the culture of your business, work with the people they’ll be supervising, and hit the ground running begins. He traveled to all of MasterCard’s offices around the world, getting to know everything about its workplace culture and how it did business.

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How to Create a Corporate Culture of Innovation


This Global Innovation 1000 study shows that one key thing innovative companies have in common is a culture that supports innovation. However, only half of the companies surveyed have this kind of culture. More important than any of the individual elements, however, is the role played by corporate culture — the organization’s self-sustaining patterns of behaving, feeling, thinking, and believing — in tying them all together.” Creating the Right Corporate Culture.

What Does Leadership Mean to You?

The Corporate Con/noisseur

What Does Leadership Mean to You? Leadership, all too often, can be confused with varying degrees of managerial or executive level skills. While leadership does have a defined definition, it is more commonly pronounced and understood by an individual’s own feelings and assumptions. Therefore, when asking “what does leadership mean to you”, we would naturally expect to get a wide range of answers and definitions. Leadership as a Function of Helping Others Succeed.

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Transactional to Transformational Leadership Focused Recruiting


In the 1991 World Series, the Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves proved to the world that a team can go from worst-to-first by practicing transformational leadership. The end result is each person that comes into contact with their leadership style is internally motivated to find their personal weaknesses and strengths in order to make the whole greater than the sum of its parts. How can you apply transformational leadership within your recruitment process?

S**t STEVE JOBS SAID: On Your Culture Being Special.

The HR Capitalist

Here's a talent nugget from the Jobs book talking about how kids have basically assimilated to the same culture across the world: When Steve's family got to Istanbul, he hired a history professor to give his family a tour. Your coffee is different than in my culture? The old people in your culture are the only people who care. Your company's culture is different from other companies? Who's going to see the new Steve Jobs movie ?

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5 Ways to Build a Recognition Culture at Your Office


In a recent brief released in July 2012 by the Aberdeen Group helps to make the case for human resource professionals and business owners to develop and design a formal employee recognition culture and program at their organization. More leadership roles (45% versus 29%) at an organization are filled by internal candidates who have a formal program. How to Create an Culture of Employee Recognition. Individual employees and cultures prefer different recognition methods.