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Listen Like You Mean It In 2024

Listen Like You Mean It In 2024

Sustained listening requires ongoing practice, even for the best listeners.  It can be hard to hear what others are saying over the sound of our own booming thoughts and ideas. With so much to accomplish and little time to do it, we often rush through...

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Six Keys to Setting Annual Goals with Your Team

Six Keys to Setting Annual Goals with Your Team

With the right approach, annual goal setting can be one of the most beneficial practices you undertake with your team.  A new year is fast approaching, and it’s likely that most of us have setting annual goals with our teams on our to-do list. As you begin making...

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Six Creative Ways Leaders Show Gratitude at Work

Six Creative Ways Leaders Show Gratitude at Work

Demonstrating thankfulness for our colleagues and team members is an important part of being a great leader; it builds positive working relationships and a healthy organizational culture. We hope you find inspiration for expressing your own gratitude during this...

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The Power of Personality

The Power of Personality

THE POWER OF PERSONALITY A Model for Understanding Your Most Important SkillTHE BELL ACHIEVER MODEL Dr. Gerald D. Bell, founder and CEO of Bell Leadership Institute, discovered the truth around the importance of our personalities early on in his career while studying...

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Six Ways to Deliver a Phenomenal Presentation

Six Ways to Deliver a Phenomenal Presentation

Delivering a phenomenal presentation where our message truly resonates with everyone in the audience really does require us to include each of these dimensions.  Whether it’s a report for the monthly budget meeting, a sales pitch to prospective clients, or...

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Six Interviewer Pitfalls to Avoid

Six Interviewer Pitfalls to Avoid

When we, as interviewers or hiring managers, interject our own personalities and habits into the equation, our personal weaknesses can make the process even more challenging.  Conducting successful interviews is a key step towards building a strong, deep talent...

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Six Ways to Inspire Successful Change

Six Ways to Inspire Successful Change

Leaders suggest changes, drive changes, and navigate unexpected changes. Those changes can be difficult, complex and messy, but great leaders ensure their people are prepared and positioned to navigate them successfully.  As leaders, we frequently underestimate...

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Great Leaders Invest in Their People

Great Leaders Invest in Their People

Good Economy, Bad Economy GREAT LEADERS INVEST IN THEIR PEOPLE No Matter the Weather  The past three years, we have seen a flurry of highs and lows in our economic forecast. From financial boom to bust to boom again, leaders naturally begin to think about how to...

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Leader’s Roundtable Q&A with Alum, John Haller

Leader’s Roundtable Q&A with Alum, John Haller

"If I had to say my biggest takeaway, biggest learning from Roundtable, it was the value of collaboration with other leaders."  Leader's Roundtable alum, John Haller, shares how his program experience and learning has transformed his own leadership style. Q1....

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Six Steps to Ensure a Great Vacation

Six Steps to Ensure a Great Vacation

Leaders all need time away from their work; to rest, to recharge, to gain fresh perspective.  Who doesn’t love a vacation? Getting away for a while to relax and be free of the normal routine, whether to lay on a beach, tour famous sites, hike the great outdoors,...

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Six Ways to Embrace Feedback

Six Ways to Embrace Feedback

Feedback is the shortest path to becoming more effective - personally and professionally.  “I love feedback!” has been a Bell Leadership Institute mantra since our founding because we know that being able to accept and utilize feedback productively is one of the...

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Does your team have what it takes to be Great?

Does your team have what it takes to be Great?

Bringing together the right skill sets, as well as a variety of backgrounds and experiences, makes it more likely a team will innovate and solve problems.  Great things come from individuals working together as a team. Without teams, we wouldn’t be able to tackle...

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5 Steps for Executive Retreat Success

5 Steps for Executive Retreat Success

Executive Retreats recharge your top leadership and kickstart new plans with the power to achieve and even surpass your goals. Executive Retreats recharge your top leadership and kickstart new plans with the power to achieve and even surpass your goals.Need to refocus...

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6 Skills for Managing Challenging Personalities

6 Skills for Managing Challenging Personalities

We will all encounter a myriad of personalities throughout our work lives, and some will inevitably challenge us more than others.  Every organization is composed of a range of different personalities. The workplace would be a very boring place if we were all the...

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6 Ways to Show You Care at Work

6 Ways to Show You Care at Work

We can show care towards every human being we encounter. This includes the people we work with. We can show care towards every human being we encounter. This includes the people we work with. Demonstrating that you care to your colleagues and everyone around the...

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Do These 6 Listening Habits Apply to You or Someone You Know?

Do These 6 Listening Habits Apply to You or Someone You Know?

It’s well established that great leaders are almost always great listeners. Effective communication, whether at work, at home, or out in the world, starts with active, engaged listening. You’ve heard it before; being a good listener is incredibly important. It’s well...

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3 Reasons to Step up Your Interviews

3 Reasons to Step up Your Interviews

A “match,” for your team and organization means not just that the candidate fits the team, but also that the team and organization fit the candidate. Are You Shortchanging Your Hiring Process? There’s a temptation, especially with today’s labor challenges, to find...

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It is Personal: 3 Steps to Master the Art of Change

It is Personal: 3 Steps to Master the Art of Change

As a leader, it’s easy to underestimate the time required for true change. We can get fixated on end results and miss the most important part of the process—the people.Implementing change is never a simple task. Leaders can be overwhelmed managing the technical...

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Listening to the Highest Degree

Listening to the Highest Degree

Listening is hard. That may sound trite, but with the tasks, questions, problems and countless to-dos distracting our brains, it’s a significant fact. The challenge is that we spend more than half of our day doing it—and often doing it poorly.  Imagine your Uncle...

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