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6 New Rules for the Digital Age

Leading Blog

E VERY NOW AND THEN, a book comes along to give you the insights you need to see and understand the world you live in and how to thrive in it. Rethinking Competitive Advantage: New Rules for the Digital Age by Ram Charan is one of those books.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Dark Knight

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The Dark Knight is the second of three movies in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. The Dark Knight induces a new menace to Christopher Nolan’s Batman universe. Heath Ledger’s Joker emerges and begins to wreak havoc upon the citizens of Gotham City.

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What Leaders Need to Know About Data

Leading Blog

S OMETIME between the 1st and 4th century, something incredible happened. Indian mathematicians invented a system for measuring objects. Arabic mathematicians eventually adopted the system, and it was through them that Europe would eventually learn about the numerical system we still use today.

April 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the April 2021 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Communication. Liz Weber of Weber Business Services provided Your Silence Speaks Volumes: Speak and Lead Proactively. Liz writes: “ Do you find yourself reserving your input in meetings until after your team has shared or brainstormed?

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.

Leadership: No Discomfort, No Growth

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Why is using a growth mindset important in leadership? Some leaders actively avoid discomfort, not realizing that they are also avoiding the necessary growth that propels them to their best leadership. Great leadership doesn’t happen by itself.

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Slow Is Smooth. Smooth Is Fast

Joseph Lalonde

Think about the title of this article for a few minutes. What does slow is smooth, smooth is fast mean to you? I was listening to the Pursuit Of Service podcast hosted by Brian Dodd and Jeff Wright. Brian mentioned the movie Zero Dark Thirty.

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Leading Thoughts for April 8, 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. The late economic historian professor at the University of California, Berkeley, Carlo M. Cipolla on the five laws of human stupidity: 1.

Love ‘Em or Lose ‘Em

Lead Change Blog

Retaining top talent and making sure employees feel engaged and appreciated is a perennial concern for every business.

How To Move Beyond Failing Fast To Learning To Value Failure

Tanveer Naseer

During a recent conversation with a group of executives about the growing importance of empathy and leadership, a few leaders brought up the issue of addressing failure and the importance of not only “failing fast”, but making sure efforts are made to understand what can be learned from this setback.

The Four Styles Of Asking And Giving

Joseph Lalonde

Wayne Baker, in his book All You Have To Do Is Ask: How to Master the Most Important Skill for Success, talks about the 4 styles of asking. These are the standard ways most people are viewed when making a request. Knowing which kind of asker you are will help you better suit your ask to […].

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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!

Inclusive Leadership – Get comfortable with discomfort

Let's Grow Leaders

Building inclusive leadership requires getting comfortable with discomfort, taking daily small steps, and being selective with the feedback you listen to. The first time you presented to the executive team—you stuttered a bit, but you got through it. Discomfort doesn’t mean anything’s wrong.

Mayday! Mayday! How to Build Trust in a Crisis

Leading Blog

N OTHING reveals an organization’s limits more than a sudden crisis. And after 2020, we’ve all become more familiar with what that looks like. Crisis situations test what you have built — your culture, your relationships, your resilience.

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Use the Right Scorecard

Lead Change Blog

“Honey, you really need to start dusting every day. If the neighbors drop-in, they’ll think you’re a bad housekeeper.”. Mom had moved in about a month earlier, and this wasn’t the first time she’d commented on my inferior housekeeping skills. Growing up, we lived in the cleanest and best-maintained home on the street. Mom’s daily chore list included dusting, vacuuming, and doing laundry.

A Five-Minute Creativity Workout that Helps you Change the Future

Leadership Freak

Unimaginative leaders repeat the past. Creative leaders change the future. Creative leaders are better problem solvers.

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!

How to Get Better at Delegating the Right Decisions (With Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

Delegate the Right Decisions to Save Time and Reduce Anxiety for Everyone. You want to empower your team to make the right decisions. But delegating can be scary. After all, some decisions are not up to them. Heck, some are not even up to you.

Protecting Your Company From Misinformation via Behavioral Science

Lead Change Blog

If you listen to something repeated, it really feels a lot more accurate when you hear it repeated. To put it simply, repetition makes any kind of statement seem truer. In other words, anything you hear will feel a lot more true each time you hear it once again. Cognitive neuroscientists like myself call this the “ illusory truth effect.”. Recall your experience when you read the first sentence of this article.

When Are You at Your Best? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

You might know that I grew up on a farm. And on a farm, you work late into the evening when needed. You see, my Dad was a night person. So it was not uncommon for me to work very late into the evening. Because of this, I grew up thinking I was a night […]. The post When Are You at Your Best?

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This isn't your parent's workweek anymore.

Rich Gee Group

Going out on a limb here on a Friday. I am a firm believer that businesses should start to shift to a 4-day workweek. Baby boomers for the most part have or are thinking about retiring - so the old adage of 'it's always been that way' is kind of a specious argument.

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 to Best Support Your Team (Asking For a Friend Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

Practical Ways to Support Your Team in the New Abnormal. Today on Asking For a Friend, we continue the conversation we started in Thriving in the New Abnormal, How to Support Your Team about how to support your team as we transition to the new abnormal.

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3 Things Principals Need to Lead and Inspire a More Positive Staff

Great Results Team Building

As a leader, principals need to lead their staff with more than just curriculum objectives. If you want to lead effectively as a principal, that begins with your attitude and focus. And what you focus on will eventually affect your staff morale.

Are these Sacred Cows or Trojan Horses??

Lead Change Blog

Like me, are you fascinated and yet irritated by the mythology that surrounds modern working practices? . By mythology, I mean that growing collection of words and phrases describing working practices that have long lost their true meaning. . Some examples . If you are not sure what I mean, here are a few examples.? . Balance: ?Disguising Disguising indecision as a bland compromise that attempts to achieve many things but ends up accomplishing nothing. . Collaboration: ?Creating

All Hands on Deck Leadership

Nathan Magnuson

Who’s the real leader around here? It used to be that the leaders were the people in charge. As long as they did a good job, all was well. When they stumbled, the organization suffered until an adequate replacement could be found. That type of leadership doesn’t work any longer.

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.

What's Holding You Back?

Rich Gee Group

P = P - I Once you understand this simple equation, it all becomes clear. Performance = Potential - Interference ( link ) Eliminate the interference and your full potential will equal your full performance, where there are no obstacles in your way holding you back. Have you ever felt like this?

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How to Design a Path Forward when You Feel Like the Chief Plate Spinner

Leadership Freak

Plate spinners run from one crisis to the next. One plate spins up, another nearly falls. The threat of broken plates makes watching fun – unless it’s not an act. Spinning plates is… Continue reading → Leading Growth new focus priority focus

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A Unique Chance to Learn the Latest for New Leaders

Kevin Eikenberry

Over twelve years ago, we created a workshop to codify what new leaders needed to know to succeed in the most challenging career transition -moving from “bud” to “boss.” Ten years ago, Guy Harris and I published From Bud to Boss: Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership.

How To Keep Your Remote Workers Motivated

Chart Your Course

It seems that remote work has become the best solution for employers and employees. Both significantly benefit from moving outside offices to a comfortable working environment. The problem is that employees’ interest and motivation in doing their work may fall over time due to many reasons.

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.

How to Break Through (or Avoid) Communication Clutter

leaderCommunicator

Communication at its best is about moving people to action. Each time you prepare to communicate internally, first think about the business outcomes you want to achieve. Then, think about what you want employees to think, feel and do as a result of your communication.

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How The Best Leaders Avoid Doing Everyone Else’s Job

Lead from Within

A leader I was coaching was always complaining about how busy he was, how he never had enough hours in the day and was always feeling ragged and running late. We worked together to explore how he was spending his time, and we discovered that he was literally doing everyone else’s job on his team.

A 5-Step Plan for Seeking Input For Leaders Who Tend to Exclude People

Leadership Freak

You’re spending time with people whether you seek input or not. You invest time including people, or you squander time resolving the consequences of excluding them. Excluding people creates a self-inflicted crisis. Excuses… Continue reading → Feedback Listening Input

Gazing Into the Future of Work – Five Things We Know

Kevin Eikenberry

As you gaze into the future of work it might look hazy. Where will we work? How will I interact with and collaborate with my teammates? What will our offices look like? While we do not know the answers to those things with certainty, there are some things we do know. I am sharing the […].

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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.