Organizational Excellence

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Tools or apps can't solve collaboration problems alone; it has to be part of the culture, which emotionally intelligent leaders understand intrinsically. They hire smart, life-long learners, invest in creating a thriving environment, and do these three things very well...

Leaders need to figure out how they can overcome resistance and get support for their ideas. Read how to engage in the micro-political skills of execution to get people on your side

How To Counter Criticism Of Your Million Dollar Idea

When you have a fantastic idea, why is it that anyone would challenge it?  The reality is that any important change is challenged, so you should expect challenge and prepare for it.

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How to shift from a "best practices" mentality to a dynamic, "laboratory" mentality and make each team member, not the manager, responsible for the results.

A framework for understanding the roles you can play in a movement for social change. 

How to lead change management

What are the hurdles to organizational change management, and how do you overcome them? 

Have you made plans to improve how your leaders communicate? One study found leaders lack even the most basic people skills for effective interaction. 

How to Communicate Clearly During Organizational Change

Leaders send signals to followers all the time without even realizing it. Read the three things leaders need to know to send clear, effective signals to their followers.  

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If trust is vital to leadership, how do leaders - particularly new leaders - build it?

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By 2018, 70 percent of siloed digital transformation initiatives will fail because of insufficient collaboration, integration, sourcing, or project management. 

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"It's not what you know, it's who you know" - this saying still holds true.

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This short video explains your role in employee engagement. Leadership author and executive coach Marshall Goldsmith — who is always skeptical of catch phrases like employee engagement — talks about the qualities necessary to galvanize individuals’ commitment at work.

Ray Dalio makes the business case for using radical transparency and algorithmic decision-making to create an idea meritocracy where people can speak up and say what they really think.

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It's important to know effective ways to respond when a conversation turns negative. These techniques can help you turn the conversation around to avoid damage to an important relationship or disarm a threat to your credibility. 

The key to getting things done in an organization is through political competence. Learn what this means and how you can incorporate it into your leadership style. 

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