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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. 

Share the knowledge with speakers, like Shawn Achor, Simon Sinek, Dan Pink, and Bren Brown. 

When you can connect authentically with those you seek to lead, you become more approachable, more trusted, and more influential. Learn five ways leaders can unlock the power of authenticity. 

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

Psychological safety is the belief that one will not be punished or humiliated for their ideas, questions, concerns, or mistakes. Learn how to establish and maintain psychological safety with a cognitively diverse work group.

A study of 55 of the largest teams from companies like BBC, Marriott, and Pixar, identifies five things that all successful teams do. 

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

The popular perception of vulnerability may be a myth. Vulnerable leaders inspire, are more authentic, and build bonds that lead to increased performance. 

Stepping stones

How does a leader mitigate risks and adeptly steer their team through change? The answer lies in focusing on people.

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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When things get bad, the art of listening can make a huge difference. Are you really a good listener, or do you just pay lip service to listening? 

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