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Leading Thoughts for May 13, 2021

Leading Blog

I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I.

Developing the Best in You to Develop the Best in Others

Lead Change Blog

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Learn How To Say No

Joseph Lalonde

The more I talk to leaders from around the world, the more I discover there’s one two-letter word that leaders want to learn how to use more. These leaders say they want to learn how to say NO better. No is a powerful word. Despite its smallness, the word no says a lot. Learning the […].

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Any legal agreement is only as good as your ability to enforce it.

General Leadership

Hire purchase is a form of asset finance which is commonly used to acquire new equipment or vehicles. One of the key benefits is that it helps organisations to expand or upgrade by spreading the cost of purchasing new assets and easing the impact on cash flow.

5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

5 Insights For the Class of 2021

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton I have a special message for our 2021 graduates. Like 2020, this year has veered away from what we had hoped and planned. The COVID-19 pandemic is still a force in our lives that we must adapt to. And we're weary, but also hopeful that there are better times ahead.

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Scenario Planning vs. Forecasting: 6 Questions to Ask to Prepare for a Post-Pandemic Future

Leading Blog

A S WE finally start to see the light at the end of the tunnel of the catastrophic COVID-19 pandemic, many business leaders are looking for ways to better anticipate future disruptions and prepare for uncertainty ahead.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Wrath Of Man

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Wrath Of Man is the 2021 revenge-thriller starring action star Jason Statham. His character, H, is on a mission. He signs up to be a security guard for a company that transports money. The job choice wasn’t by accident.

Lack of having written contract or agreement will end up in misunderstandings.

General Leadership

Although there has been a great deal of discussion about Canadas Paris COP 21 pledge to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions at least 30 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, there has been little detailed public analysis of the economic and fiscal impacts on Canadas oil and gas sector of complying with the Paris agreement.

How to Become Your Boss’s Favorite Employee

Career Advancement

“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.” ” – Andrew Carnegie.

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5 Reasons Why Your Middle Manager Role Is So Difficult (And What To Do About It)

Tanveer Naseer

If you’re reading this, odds are, you’re a middle manager, i.e. someone who has a boss and is a boss, who has to lead and influence from the messy middle, up, down, and across their organization. Take pride and take heart because I’m going to help with the toughest job. Click to continue reading.

5 Ways Talent Development Makes Your Company Unbeatable

As an HR leader, your goal for talent development is to create an environment where everyone is motivated and supported to achieve a shared vision of success. By investing in the right software, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide!

Work-From-Home Burnout and Zoom Fatigue is a Lot More Complex Than You Think

Lead Change Blog

Work-from-home (WFH) burnout and Zoom fatigue have grown into serious issues recently. Sure, it’s convenient to commute from your bedroom to your home office and use videoconferences to meet. Yet doing so is also surprisingly draining, leading to burnout, disengagement, and retention challenges. Regrettably, the bulk of the efforts to address WFH burnout attempt to deal with the symptoms without dealing with the root causes.

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10 Of The Best Leadership Books On Audible

Joseph Lalonde

I love sharing new books with my readers. I normally do this at the end of the month through the 5 Books Leaders Should Read In XXX. That post is still coming. However, I also wanted to recognize the power of audiobooks.

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Spousal support is paid to a former spouse under an agreement or court order.

General Leadership

This comes in the wake of a copy of the 2015 deal circulated purportedly by Ravi among some Naga civil society groups. The IM faction of the NSCN said Ravi has tweaked the 2015 framework agreement on his own.

The Hidden Cost of Retaining a Bad Hire

Let's Grow Leaders

Avoid This Huge Mistake with a Bad Hire. As a human-centered leader, you might just be tempted to hold onto an obviously bad hire too long. And, holding onto a bad hire (after you’ve done all you can) is one of the biggest leadership mistakes you can make. We see so many managers hold on to false hope, increasing the agony for everyone. The Bad Hire Question I’ve Asked Hundreds of Times. “When did you know he was a bad hire?” ” “Pretty much from day 1.”

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CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

Pessimism and Optimism: How to Rise above Pothole Management

Leadership Freak

Pessimists can’t lead. They worry about things that won’t work. They don’t try things. But teams lose trust in eternal optimists. Optimistic plans seldom work. Teams grow weary of starting too many projects… Continue reading → Leading

Hope Employees Will Return to the Office? Start Here.

Michael Lee Stallard

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How to Provide Connection Equity in a Hybrid World

Next Level Blog

Last week I wrote that as we quickly move to hybrid and remote work arrangements, leaders will need to be mindful, creative and deliberate in creating approaches to work that leave everyone feeling valued and essential.

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Those changes will be applied to already existing assignment agreements!

General Leadership

The initial let must be for at least six months otherwise it is not a short assured tenancy. After the initial let period your landlord has the right to reclaim possession of the property.

How to Build the Ideal HR Team (with Limited Time, Budget and Resources)

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when you have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

How do I Teach my Team Critical Thinking? (With Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

Practical Ways to Develop Critical Thinking on Your Team. “Hey Karin, I want to develop critical thinking I really do. I want to empower them and help them grow. But…you would be surprised some of the decisions they make or things they do. How do I get my team to think more strategically?

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Visiting a Friend for the Last Time

Leadership Freak

We’re on our way to visit a friend for the last time. He’s dying. But he’s in surprisingly good health, except that Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis is taking his life. Scarring in his lungs… Continue reading → Leading


Building Your Confidence as a New Leader

Kevin Eikenberry

When someone becomes a new leader (we call that the moment of moving “from bud to boss”), they embark on one of the toughest job transitions of their careers. Perhaps the toughest. Anytime we do something new, we need confidence.

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The Power of Storytelling


A good story brings ideas to life and inspires listeners to imagine themselves in the storyteller’s place as events unfold and lessons are learned.

How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work (Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive)

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

When will an employer need to consider settlement agreements?

General Leadership

Bonus Method of Accounting: The assets used to pay off the exiting partner are valued at their fair value. Any differences between their fair value and their book value are shared among the remaining partners in the new profit and loss sharing ratio.

How Do I Build a High-Performing Team (with Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

Building a High-Performing Team Takes Rhythm. In this week’s episode of Asking for a Friend, we talk with Virg Palumbo, Regional President at Kforce. A former marine, Virg is an absolute expert in creating an operating cadence to build a high-performing team. In this episode, we discuss.

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How to Not Be a Complete Idiot in Your Next Meeting

Leadership Freak

A great meeting is a work of art. A lousy meeting is a train wreck. Lord, give us more artists. 4 things to never say about the people upstairs. I don’t know what… Continue reading → Meetings and agendas Meetings team meetings

Becoming Aware of Your Blindspots

Kevin Eikenberry

One of the things you learn in drivers training is about the existence of blindspots, and why becoming aware of your blindspots is critical to your safety. But we have blindspots outside of our car as well.

How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work: Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

The Intersection of Change Management and Design Thinking

Change Starts Here

I’ve recently partnered with DesignThinkers Group, USA to explore how the disciplines of Design Thinking and Change Management can expand the impact of both. This Venn diagram highlights some of the similarities and differences between Design Thinking and Change Management.

This Agreement applies to Your use of the Wallet Services.

General Leadership

Notwithstanding Section 5 of the Agreement or any other provision to the contrary, the parties agree to The dispute boiled down to the sentence that started Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained herein, dropped into the middle of the paragraph on production royalties.

Weekly Round-Up: What HR Needs to Know About Vaccine Passports, 3 Signs of Great Management Skills, Leadership Insights, Tips & Strategies


Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts.

7 Reasons Smart People Do Stupid Things

Leadership Freak

If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re not. Don’t be smarter than Socrates who said, “I know that I am intelligent because I know that I know nothing.” 7 reasons smart… Continue reading → Humility Personal Growth Taking others higher arrogance growth and development humility learning from failure

Paycor CFO Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 Finance and HR leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.