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Inspire Yourself Every Day

Thought leader Todd Henry describes the importance of inspiring yourself every day. Todd Henry teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. As host of The Accidental Creative Podcast—with millions of downloads—Henry...

The 2 Greatest Challenges for Every Leader

At Novus Global, we believe every leader has the same top two leadership challenges. It’s not budget. It’s not time. It’s not the market or lack of interest of the people we’re trying to lead. Here are every leader’s top two leadership challenges with no exceptions:...

3 Ways to See and Lead Into the Future

A key feature that distinguishes the best leaders from the rest is the ability to anticipate the future. The best leaders have learned how to see into the future and not just react to it. Not sure you understand the difference? Simply stated, reactionary leadership is...

6 Must-Do Steps to Hire the Best Talent

Organizations that invest a lot in the culture understand that people decisions are the most important decisions a leader makes. That is true whether we are selecting an employee, a business partner, a mate or a friend. Who we decide to take on the journey with us can...

Your Organization Should Seek Out Rejection

Thought leader Jia Jiang encourages you to look for opportunities to experience rejection as an organization. Come and learn from Jia Jang at The Global Leadership Summit in Bangalore on 7th March 2020.It is said that the graveyard is the richest place on earth....

Leading Creatives: Combatting the Victim Mindset

Todd Henry coaches you to fight against the victim mindset that impairs your ability to contribute. Do you have a clear framework to strategically lead a powerful team of brilliant,driven people? Todd Henry Founder - Accidental CreativeMany business leaders don’t have...

Corporate Envy

I recently came across a new book with a title that really caught my attention. Love Your Life, Not Theirs, written by a woman named Rachel Cruze. It addresses the idea that one of the primary reasons people take on so much debt in their lives is their tendency to...

Perfectionism: The Micromanaging Boss

As a CEO, entrepreneur and card-carrying perfectionist, I have to sidestep daily the trap of being the greatest pirate of the perfectionist seas—a micromanaging boss. I’m not the only one. But I’m keenly aware that the feeling of being constantly undercut by someone...

Creating a Personal Strategy for Relational Energy

As a communicator, one of the best questions that was ever asked about my preparation process was: How are you managing your energy? Up until that point, I’d spent most of my time focused on crafting great content and visuals versus paying much attention to how I was...

Two Key Factors for Employee Retention

Business leader Dee Ann Turner describes two significant practices that help organizations retain their best employees.   Dee Ann Turner played an intricate role in creating and growing the incredible, influential culture at Chick-fil-A. With 30 years of...

Life Habits: A Winnable Game

Chris McChesney describes one life habit that has made him a better leader. Chris McChasney Executive; Best-selling Author -  Franklin Covey. Chris McChesney is a Wall Street Journal #1 national bestselling author of The 4 Disciplines of Execution and is the Global...

The Role of the Founder’s Story

Liz Bohannon, entrepreneur and founder of Sseko Designs, describes a misconception founders often believe about the importance of their own story to their organization. Liz Bohannon Co-Founder - Sseko Designs   Liz Bohannon is the founder of Sseko Designs, a...

4 Keys to Creating a Value Culture

As the mechanic handed me my bill, I realized that all of this could have been avoided if I would have paid attention and valued a small but important part of my car. During the previous week, my car was making an abnormal sound, but I wrote it off. Eventually, the...

5 Steps to Culturally Intelligent Innovation

David Livermore outlines a 5-step process to ensure that your innovation is culturally intelligent. David Livermore is a social scientist in global leadership and cultural intelligence—the capability to relate effectively across culturally diverse situations which...

Powerful Habits of Mentally Strong People

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer before freshman year, when cadets go through a rigorous program called “Beast.” Beast consists of extreme physical,...

Eliminate Defects

Horst Schulze discusses the difference between efficiency and cost-cutting in a successful business. Horst Schulze Chairman & CEO - Capella Hotel Group As CEO of Capella Hotel Group, Horst Schulze inspires client loyalty by raising the bar for customer service....

Leadership Shouldn’t be a Grind

I really enjoy golfing, though I’m not very good at it. But even if I were a fantastic golfer, I wouldn’t want to do it professionally. Most of my friends think I’m crazy. “How could you not want to get paid lots of money to play golf on beautiful courses around the...

Practices to Increase Innovation

Jason Jaggard describes two practices that he uses to help leaders increase their capacity for innovation. Jason Jaggard is an internationally sought-after coach, speaker and author. He is the CEO of Novus Global, an elite executive coaching firm helping leaders and...

4 Keys to Creating a Value Culture

As the mechanic handed me my bill, I realized that all of this could have been avoided if I would have paid attention and valued a small but important part of my car. During the previous week, my car was making an abnormal sound, but I wrote it off. Eventually, the...

Powerful Habits of Mentally Strong People

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer before freshman year, when cadets go through a rigorous program called “Beast.” Beast consists of extreme physical,...

Leadership Shouldn’t be a Grind

I really enjoy golfing, though I’m not very good at it. But even if I were a fantastic golfer, I wouldn’t want to do it professionally. Most of my friends think I’m crazy. “How could you not want to get paid lots of money to play golf on beautiful courses around the...

5 Diseases That Kill Teamwork

Don’t you just love teamwork? I mean, it really is a great thing. More can be accomplished. Greater heights can be reached. Bigger goals can be achieved. “Teamwork really does make the dream work.” When the team is healthy. But, when the team is unhealthy, it can kill...

3 Essentials to Manage Your Own Performance

It’s time for performance reviews. And, if we’re honest, the internal dialogue in our heads goes something like this: “The system is broken. The ratings are either forced or all fives. Reviews require a whole bunch of time we don’t have, and stress and anxiety we...

10 Things Great Bosses Do Every Day

We’ve all heard the adage, “People don’t leave bad jobs; they leave bad bosses.” It makes great fodder for after-work gripe sessions, but is there really any data to back the claim up? As it turns out, there’s a ton. In one study, 61 percent of those working for bad...

Make Mistakes—But Live & Lead with No Regrets

I labored over the letter for about a week. I tweaked the words and added sentences. It needed to say some important things. I wanted to get it right and it needed to be understood properly. Finally, it was done! I knew the letter said all I needed to say. And I knew...

3 Leadership Mistakes that Limit Innovative Thought

It’s often the little things you do that add up to big problems later. There are many things a good leader does to help their team gain focus, stay motivated and produce great work. However, there are also some very common mistakes many leaders make that they don’t...

4 Ideas to Consider Before Launching a New Initiative

Despite the hectic pace of modern work, many organizations take an additive approach to learning initiatives. Participants are expected to develop new skills while keeping up with their many day-to-day responsibilities. How can employees, whose plates are already...

4 Dysfunctional Myths of Leadership Passion

As I write this article, I am on vacation with my family. I needed to get away…we needed to get away. What we discovered was that we were trying to do life on an empty passion bucket. Our family was just going through the motions every day and we were living for the...

This One Phrase Can Help You Win Any Argument

Voss is the founder and CEO of strategy consultancy Black Swan Group, and prior to working in the private sector, he was the lead international kidnapping negotiator for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the lead crisis negotiator for the New York City Division of...

Just Get It Done: The Mirage of Perfection

When my oldest daughter was 3 years old, we went to the store to buy a toy. In my mind, this event would take about 3-5 minutes. However, 20 minutes later, I watched her go back and forth from among 3 shelves (not even 3 aisles), trying to pick the perfect toy. She...

Speeding or Stuck? 4 Ways to Get In Gear

Leaders move stuff ahead. They leverage their influence with those they lead and on the teams they serve. But leaders can all too often find themselves either moving at warp speed in isolation or with a failure to launch, weighed down with endless adjustments and...

Five Ways to Check Your Hiring Blind Spots

Good hiring checklists—the best ones—are inextricably linked to your organization’s mission. Deeper still, they’re linked to the specific skills and behaviors you’ve ascertained will achieve that mission. Now, we understand there are also a number of “must-have”...

A self-made leader doesn’t make much…

A self-made leader doesn’t make much [progress]. I first wrote that statement in 2008, in my book, Leadership Gold. Eight years later, I still believe it. After all, I’m not a self-made man. It took a lot of people investing in me to get me where I am today. You may...

Build Your Legacy… Today

Author:  Mark Miller - Vice President, High-Performance Leadership | Chick-fil-ARead Time: 2 min 33 sec. How are you doing on building your legacy? Leaders are responsible for moving people from where they are (Current Reality) to where they need to be (Vision/...

How to Pitch an Idea like Mark Cuban and Reid Hoffman

Sometime this year, you pitched a new idea to someone. If you’re an entrepreneur, you probably tried to convince an investor to fund your startup. If you’re an employee, you might have asked your boss to support improved working conditions or better parental leave...

The Art of Managing Monkeys

Empowering leaders refrain from stepping in to solve their team-members’ problems. Instead, they foster a culture where team members become independent and take initiative.  Do you ever go home feeling that you’ve spent the whole day doing jobs on other people’s “to...

Life Habits: Finding Balance

Danny Meyer describes one life habit that has made him a better leader. Danny Meyer is CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group and the founder of Shake Shack. Highly acclaimed for some of New York’s most beloved restaurants, including Gramercy Tavern, and more, in 2015...

Tips: Simplifying Complex Ideas

Simon Sinek shares the secret for making complex ideas accessible and spreadable. Simon Sinek is fascinated by the people and organizations that make the greatest, lasting impact in their organizations and in the world. Best known for popularizing the concept “start...

Set Your Highest Priorities

Bishop T.D. Jakes coaches you to set priorities based on the unique contribution you alone can bring. Bishop T.D. Jakes is a visionary, provocative thinker and entrepreneur who serves as senior pastor of The Potter’s House, a global humanitarian organization and...

Anticipatory Leadership

Craig Groeschel challenges leaders with practical ways to anticipate future threats and opportunities. Craig Groeschel is the founding and senior pastor of Life.Church—an innovative, pacesetting church meeting around the United States in multiple locations and...

Tips: Team Building and Technology

Simon Sinek explains why human interaction is essential to building a healthy team. Simon Sinek is fascinated by the people and organizations that make the greatest, lasting impact in their organizations and in the world. Best known for popularizing the concept “start...

How to Develop Leaders

Heidi Brandow outlines her approach to leadership development. Heidi Brandow Head of Global Learning & Talent Development Tesla, Inc. Heidi Brandow serves as the Head of Global Learning & Talent Development for Tesla, Inc. She began her career as an...

Complexities of Cultural Differences

Erin Meyer teaches leaders how to identify their own style of feedback and conduct culturally sensitive feedback conversations. Erin Meyer Professor; Author and Consultant Erin Meyer is a professor at INSEAD in France, one of the world’s leading business schools. Her...

Moving Toward a Bigger Vision

About the Speaker   Erwin McManus Author, Futurist, Founder Mosaic, Los Angeles   Erwin McManus is known for its innovation, creativity, diversity and social entrepreneurism. A thought-provoking communicator, McManus has spoken to more than a million people...

Creative Leadership in a Rapidly Changing World

About the Speaker Fredrik Härén Business Creativity Expert; Author    Fredrik Härén is a business creativity expert who has authored nine books, including The Idea Book—credited as one of “The 100 Best Business Books of All Time.” He is a global speaker who has...

Integrating Your Succession Plan

Every leader faces the need to turn over responsibilities at some point in his or her career. Yet, in a 2010 survey by the search firm Heidrick & Struggles and the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University revealed that only 54% of boards were...

How Do You Create a Healthy Culture In an Organization?

Did you know that in less than two years a company tripled its revenues and substantially increased their profit by 75% by changing its organization culture? Yes, leaders can achieve record-breaking results by focusing on using organizational culture as a strategic...

How to Determine a WIG

Determining a Wildly Important Goal, a WIG, can be difficult.. Chris McChesney offers coaching on how to figure out your WIG among the many goals at an organization. Chris McChesney is a Wall Street Journal #1 national bestselling author of The 4 Disciplines of...

A Leader’s Primary Responsibility

Simon Sinek discusses the primary responsibility leaders have to build a trusting team. Simon Sinek is fascinated by the people and organizations that make the greatest, lasting impact in their organizations and in the world. Best known for popularizing the concept...

Why Success Leads to Outcome Bias

Rasmus Ankersen explains why successful organizations are susceptible to outcome bias, and he coaches leaders on how to overcome it. Rasmus Ankersen is an expert on performance development and a trusted advisor to businesses and athletes around the world. He is the...

Strategies to Ensure Quality Decisions

John Venhuizen shares his method for making quality decisions. John Venhuizen is the Chief Executive Officer of Ace Hardware, the world’s largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative. Venhuizen joined Ace as a young marketing associate in 1992, and rose through the...

Multiplier Leaders Ask More Questions

Liz Wiseman describes a key practice of Multiplier leaders who successfully empower others. Liz Wiseman teaches leadership to executives and emerging leaders around the world. She is the president of The Wiseman Group, a leadership development firm, listed on the...

The Innovation Engine

Dr. Vijay Govindarajan unpacks his innovation equation, describing the most effective way to execute an innovation strategy. Top 50 Management Thinker; Professor at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. Ranked #3 on Thinkers 50, an elite list of global business minds...

The Wildly Important Goal

“Ron, I am now working on removing all the distractions to focus on business growth,” said the CEO of a Leading Real Estate Company. Grabbing the coaching moment, I simply asked, “How much time would it take to do exactly that?” 45 days was his quick reply. My next...

Executing An Idea

Vijay Govindarajan, New York Times best selling author and professor of business, talks about innovation and the persistence that execution of an idea requires. Top 50 Management Thinker; Professor at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. Ranked #3 on Thinkers 50, an...

The Four Voices of a Communicator

The Four Voices of a Communicator

Jeff Henderson teaches about the four voices you can use to build effective presentations and become a better communication. Jeff worked in marketing with the Atlanta Braves, Callaway Gardens, Lanier Islands and Chick-fil-A, Inc where he led the company’s regional and...

Staying Emotionally Healthy as a Leader

Jo Saxton explains the key aspects of your life that you need to monitor to stay emotionally healthy in your leadership.Born to Nigerian parents and raised in London, England, Jo Saxton brings a multicultural and international perspective to leadership. She has served...

Questions to Identify Your Passion

Questions to Identify Your Passion

Todd Henry identifies three key questions you should ask yourself as you are working to identify your life’s passion.odd Henry teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. As host of The Accidental...

5 Principles to Become a Generational Leader

5 Principles to Become a Generational Leader

Growing up in a multi-generational home in Southern India, I watched my parents and grandparents plan and act with generational continuity in mind. They worked and saved for future generations. They intentionally imparted family values into the next generation. They...

Do This Every Day to Combat Drift

Do This Every Day to Combat Drift

I don’t know a single leader who made a conscious decision to get 30 pounds overweight. I also don’t know a leader who got married with the intention of one day getting a divorce. I’ve also never met a leader who woke up and said, “Today, I’m going to compromise some...

Stop Motivating Your Teams and Do This Instead

Stop Motivating Your Teams and Do This Instead

Life isn’t about finding yourself. It’s about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw Motivating your team is one of the holy grails of leadership. When a team or person isn’t motivated, you begin to hear complaints like this: “This organization is getting too big.”...

Do you Really Value People? 4 Ways to Find Out.

Do you Really Value People? 4 Ways to Find Out.

I want to let you in on a little leadership secret. Every leader values people. But very few leaders really value people. On the one hand, every leader I know values people. They value people primarily for the pragmatic reason that they need people to achieve their...

6 Strategies to Empower Your Team Members

6 Strategies to Empower Your Team Members

I read a book once about Adolf Hitler, and I remember in particular this story: When the evil despot wanted to hire a chauffeur, he interviewed 30 people for the job, according to author Robert Waite. He selected the smallest of the bunch—a man so short he required...

4 Assumptions That Limit Your Leadership Potential

4 Assumptions That Limit Your Leadership Potential

More and more people recognize the value of good leadership, yet not many work to become better leaders. Why is that? Despite the widespread prevalence of leadership books and classes, many people think leadership isn’t for them. Maybe it’s because they make one of...

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