• How to Increase Collective Leadership & Create a Competitive Advantage

    Written by: Bob Anderson and Bill Adams | April 11, 2016

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    Most organizations focus on developing individual leaders, ignoring the collective effectiveness (how leaders show up together to lead the organization) of the leadership system—all leaders and managers in formal leadership positions. Within this structure of formal leadership, we focus on the top four levels, or the Extended Leadership Team (ELT). The ELT is responsible for […] Read moreRead More»

  • The Need for Humor at Work

    Written by: Lauren Kirkpatrick | April 8, 2016

    Chances are your office could stand to have a little more fun. Humor is often toned down because people don’t think it has a spot in the workplace…. Read More»

  • The Neuroscience of Storytelling [Infographic]

    Written by: Amy McCloskey Tobin | April 7, 2016


    Great storytelling is an integral part of leadership. Steve Jobs may have been criticized for some elements of his leadership style, but he was able to get his team to believe in the vision he saw. To get your team on board and impassioned about your vision, you need to tell a story they believe in…. Read More»

  • How to Bridge Your Learning Gap

    Written by: Rebel Brown | April 7, 2016

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    Last month I talked about the Reality Gap and how to shift it to avoid a failing business strategy. The Learning Gap is a second reason many strategies fail. Why? Because we think we know what’s the latest and greatest, when in fact, we don’t. The foundation of the Learning Gap is a paradox. Here’s how […] Read moreRead More»

  • Restoration Hardware: About THAT Email and What We Don’t Know

    Written by: Amy McCloskey Tobin | April 7, 2016

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    Back in February there was a lot of online outrage around what Bloomberg News called a “scorching” email sent to every employee of Restoration Hardware by its CEO & Chairman Gary Friedman. Many people quickly jumped to criticize Friedman’s harsh ALL CAPS language that included:… Read More»

  • You Should Apply the “IKEA Effect” to Your Business

    Written by: Kristof De Wulf | April 6, 2016


    When was the last time you put together an IKEA furniture unit? Chances are it was not that long ago, as no fewer than 545 million people visited an IKEA store and 217 million copies of their catalog were distributed globally last year. IKEA became the largest furniture retailer by teaching the world how to self-assemble furniture instead of buying it pre-assembled. … Read More»

  • Revolution or Evolution – Which Will You Lead?

    Written by: Mark Lukens | April 6, 2016

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    Transformation is a big deal in business leadership. Since the Second World War and the Japanese economic resurgence that followed, we’ve seen a steady growth in the tools and techniques of transformation. We’ve analyzed how to transform a business, types of transformation, how to overcome the challenges, even the details of how to make specific […] Read moreRead More»

  • Why Leadership Is Not Soft and Other Pet Peeves

    Written by: Shawn Murphy | April 5, 2016

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    I have a pet peeve I want to share with you. I can’t stand the word “soft” when describing matters of leadership, organizational change, or any other matter related to working with people. It undermines the incredibly difficult nature of leadership. I was recently asked what I wanted people to know about the human side […] Read moreRead More»

  • How Much Information Can Your Brain Process

    Written by: Shawn Murphy | April 5, 2016

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    Your brain can consciously process only a fraction of the bits of information it takes in. In this episode of The Rebel Leader, we talk with Bob Nease about how to boost your brain’s performance. … Read More»

  • Where Do You Land on the Employee Engagement Spectrum? [Infographic]

    Written by: Tracy Maylett | April 5, 2016

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    Employee engagement is an emotional state where we feel passionate, energetic, and committed toward our work. In turn, we fully invest our best selves––our hearts, spirits, minds, and hands––in the work we do.
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