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Leading Thoughts for July 22, 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.

It’s Not The Words, It’s What You Do

Lead Change Blog

You know the old saying, “Actions Speak Louder Than Words!” It really is what you do…not just your words! We are constantly told that showing employees that they are valued and appreciated makes all the difference in retaining talent, but what is most often misunderstood is the HOW.

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Choosing Courage

Leading Blog

W ITHOUT A DOUBT, courage matters—and we need more of it. Courage to see the right thing done. Courage to present a new idea. Courage to innovate and grow. Courageous acts can be risky—career-wise, socially, and sometimes physically. But if it weren’t risky, it wouldn’t be courageous.

What To Do When You Are Tired

Joseph Lalonde

Twenty-twenty was a trying year for many of us. Many people lost their jobs. Others, like me, lost family members. And others are still trying to figure out their lives. Not only did 2020 try us, 2020 tired us.

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The Top 7 Compliance Risks and How to Avoid Them

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top seven compliance risks of 2021 and offers best practices on how to mitigate your risk. Download Paycor's guide today.

Learning Ethical Leadership: Talent Development Implications

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Ethical leadership isn't something we can ever say we've fully accomplished. It's not about arriving at any particular place, or about achieving a certain level of knowledge.

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How to Navigate the Gap Between Responsibility and Ability

Leadership Freak

The gap between responsibility and ability is where stress lives. Your boss assigns a task that stretches your skillset or overstuffs your schedule – stress!

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Writing A Book Has Taught Me…

Joseph Lalonde

Writing a book is a lot harder than it seems. I know this because I’ve been writing and editing my new book, Reel Leadership, for the past couple of months. It has been toil, sweat, and tears going through the process. Today is the day I launch the pre-sale campaign on Indiegogo.

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6 of the Most In-Demand Skills for the Future Workplace

Career Advancement

“Change equals self-improvement. Push yourself to places you haven’t been before.” – Pat Summitt. The future workplace will require its leaders to have a particular skillset that allows them to be adaptable and effective within a climate of change.

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Top 10 Most Read Leadership Blog Posts of First Half 2021

Let's Grow Leaders

Your Favorite Leadership Blog Posts So Far This Year. One of the interesting parts of being regular leadership writers (we’ve been blogging here at Let’s Grow Leaders since 2012), is to see which of our leadership blog posts resonate the most with our readers and why.

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Make It, Don't Fake It

Leading Blog

F AKE IT ‘TIL YOU MAKE IT is a common refrain in our culture. But it has been wrongfully used to justify all kinds of poor behavior and outright lies, as Sabrina Horn correctly points out in Make It, Don’t Fake It.

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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.

The Hidden Benefits of Post Traumatic Growth

Lead Change Blog

No one disputes that the past 18 months have been some of the toughest that the world have ever experienced and for business leaders, their teams have been through a massive trauma. The world has changed and life will never be the same again. So, as we start returning to work, as the COVID restrictions ease across the world, leaders need to consider the impact the pandemic has had on their team and act accordingly.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Space Jam: A New Legacy

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. This past weekend, the sequel to the 1996 live-action and animated mixed movie Space Jam was released to theaters and streaming on HBO Max. Instead of Michael Jordan, the main stars were LeBron James and Cedric Joe as his son, Dominic James.

How to Answer the Voice in Your Head that Creates Things You Dread

Leadership Freak

Stress is self-inflicted. You might like to blame high prices or bad bosses, but stress is creating all our own crosses.

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How to Choose Who You Promote into Leadership

Let's Grow Leaders

Who you promote into leadership sends a clear message of what matters most in your culture and business. Promote leaders aligned with your culture and you build momentum. Get this wrong and you’ll undo all the good you’ve done.

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!

Do You Notice What is Changing? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

There’s a popular fable about a frog in a pot of water. The premise is that if a frog is put suddenly into boiling water, it will jump out, but if the frog is put in tepid water which is then brought to a boil slowly, it won’t perceive the danger and will cook to […].

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How to Easily Improve the Effectiveness of Your Consulting Firm’s Marketing

David A Fields

You are probably falling prey to a couple of biases when determining which relationships your consulting firm should nurture, and that’s costing you business. Fortunately, as you’ll see below, you can correct the biases easily.

Financial Tips For Businesses In 2021

Strategy Driven

As a business owner, it is always important to be intelligent with your finances in order to maximize your bottom line. For many, 2021 is when financial intelligence and careful management are critical with many companies struggling due to COVID-19.

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Stress: How to get Screaming Monkeys off your Back

Leadership Freak

Stress has good intentions. It tells you to stay alert, prepare, avoid, or fight. But stress throws a fit when you ignore it. Stress doesn’t care what you do as long as you… Continue reading → Leading Stress stress relieving activities stress tips

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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!

8 Tips for Leadership When Communicating During Tough Times

leaderCommunicator

We've made a lot of headway leading through tough times brought on by the pandemic. And hidden in tough times, as many of leaders have come to see, is a defining moment to create real, meaningful connections to maintain – if not drive – productivity and minimize the disruptions that come with change.

A Common Way to Create Confusion

Kevin Eikenberry

The world is a complex place, with plenty of chances for confusion in thought, communication, and decision-making. As leaders, we have a responsibility for clear thinking, clear communication, and effective decision-making.

How To Deliver What Your Organization Needs Most From You

Eric Jacobson

Accomplished leadership and executive coaches Bill Berman and George Bradt have discovered over the past 30 years that: People lose their ability to influence others and impact the organizations they work at because they are not focused on the most essential, mission-critical business and cultural priorities of the organization.

6 Steps to Scale Your Small Business

Strategy Driven

Scaling should be a primary objective for all business owners. Scaling up your business will improve efficiency, boost productivity, and increase your bottom line. Scaling your business might seem like a difficult or impossible task, especially in today’s economy.

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!

3 Questions that Resolve Stress Quickly

Leadership Freak

The worst question: For some reason, when I ask, “What’s the worst that could happen?” stress loses some of its bite. You’re stressed about traffic, for example. What’s the worst that could… Continue reading → Leading Stress stress relieving activities stress tips

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Are you burning out? Are your people?

Anese Cavanaugh

“It’s naive to think in today’s day and age that an organization does not play a part in their employees’ wellness.” -- Tara Ataya, chief people and diversity officer at Hootsuite.

Big Little Breakthroughs

Kevin Eikenberry

When we think about innovation, we often think of the big home-run idea – the kind books are written about and dreams are made of. We get starry-eyed at the prospect – and then discouraged that we aren’t creative enough and could never be that innovative.

The Importance Of Employee Engagement

Eric Jacobson

Debbie Laskey is my trusted resource for expert advice on marketing, customer service and leadership. I've had the honor of featuring her on my blog in the past. And, today, Debbie shares her keen insights on the importance of employee engagement.

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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.

9 Things Your Business Needs for Protection

Strategy Driven

Running a business in 2021 is not an easy task. Apart from the everyday functions of successful operation, there are numerous satellite issues that every business needs. The many facets of business operation revolved around protection.

A Realistic Approach to Stress Management that doesn’t cause more Stress

Leadership Freak

I hate the expression, ‘stress management’ I get stressed when people tell me to relax. Thick books about managing stress make my belly hurt. The individuality of stress aggravates me. Stressors that bother… Continue reading → Leading Stress stress relieving activities stress tips

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Three ways online retailers can overcome supply chain turmoil

CEO Insider

The pandemic recovery is finally in full swing. But the huge increase in online shopping over the past 18 months coupled with ongoing supply chain disruptions across multiple industries means that many businesses aren’t yet in full control of their destiny.

How to Deal with Difficult Coworkers and Toxic Managers

Skip Prichard

Peter Economy is a bestselling business book author with more than 100 books to his credit. However, before that he worked as a manager—at one time he was in charge of more than 400 people working at more than 35 different sites scattered across the United States.

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.