Content by Jesse Lyn Stoner

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Delegating is often one of the hardest things for a manager to do. You give away your authority to make decisions but are still responsible for the outcome if something goes wrong. Often managers...
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Jesse Lyn Stoner
Great leadership quotes inspire and guide us. They become part of our mainstream language and are instilled into our culture. We accept them as a reflection of the ideal, aspire to live them, and...
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Jesse Lyn Stoner
If you are in a leadership role, chances are you believe it’s better to give than to receive. This means you also probably believe you should always be competent, never make mistakes, and...
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Jesse Lyn Stoner
Once upon a time, in a land called “Industrial Age,” the leaders of organizations resided at the top of a hierarchy, managers were in the middle, and workers were supervised. It was the...
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Jesse Lyn Stoner
One of the biggest mistakes leaders make is moving from vision to execution as though it’s a linear process. The widely held assumption is they are two ends of a spectrum, and that vision is...
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Jesse Lyn Stoner
Does your vision sound something like this? “Our vision is to provide aggressive strategic marketing with quality products and services at competitive prices to provide the best value for consumers...
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Jesse Lyn Stoner
Why are so few companies values-driven? Even when they start down that path, why do they wind up dead-ended? A 2012 study shows “employees want their organizations to display honesty and integrity...
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Jesse Lyn Stoner
Story update 11/10/2014: We clarified the meaning of the 16% response in the Bamboo HR report. Mark was upbeat at the end of his first day at his new job as a programmer for a small tech company....
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Jesse Lyn Stoner
Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone thanked you at the end of the meeting and told you how glad they were to have been there? How likely is that to happen? A recent study found that for the...
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Jesse Lyn Stoner
Today begins my last week as executive director of the Berrett-Koehler Foundation. This is the second time I’ve done this with an organization—served as executive director during the startup phase—...