Leading Thoughts for January 21, 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. Brent Gleeson on resilience: “A growth mindset is the bedrock of resilience.

First Look: Leadership Books for January 2021

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in January 2021. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here. Human Hacking : Win Friends, Influence People, and Leave Them Better Off for Having Met You by Christopher Hadnagy and Seth Schulman.

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The State of Leadership in 2021

Kevin Eikenberry

As a new year begins, especially one following a year so unpredictable and unprecedented, it makes sense to think about what successful leadership in 2021 will look like. The post The State of Leadership in 2021 appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

Leading Thoughts for January 14, 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.

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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!

Leading Thoughts for January 7, 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. Geoff Colvin on self-knowledge: “The best performers observe themselves closely.

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How to plan simply for 2021

Lead Change Blog

You maybe have not yet set out your goals for 2021, just like any other year. Of course, like 2020, 2021 will not be any other year. My guess is you need something short, sharp, and flexible enough to deal with anything that 2021 might bring? The post How to plan simply for 2021 appeared first on Lead Change. Personal Development 2021 plan Change creator mindset Goal Setting goal-setting process goals Planning priorities thought process

Embrace the Suck

Leading Blog

R ESILIENCE is what carries us through life to reach our goals. Pain will always be with us, but if we can learn to lean into it and get comfortable with being uncomfortable, we can live a more fulfilling life.

How I Built This

Leading Blog

T AKING AN IDEA and building it into something tangible. That’s the entrepreneurial journey. Guy Raz interviews innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists to create a narrative of their journey from spark to movement in a highly successful podcast on NPR and now a book entitled, How I Built This.

Seasonal Stress Stretches Resiliency

Lead Change Blog

2021: As I re-read these words, I realize that each of these five “prescriptions” are as totally appropriate for today as they were now 11 years ago. As we begin 2021, amid the chaos, confusion, remember and be grateful for the words of Howard Zinn: “To have hope, one doesn’t need certainty, only possibility.” May we search for all possibilities for compassion, community, and caring 2021. Sometimes, a backwards look offers insights for where we find ourselves today.

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Choices to focus your business plan

Lead Change Blog

Leadership 2021 business plan business plan business strategy company vision effective business plan VisionHere are 3 sets of closely related choices – areas of focus – to help make sure you get the most from your business plan. Eliminating Pain Points vs. Progress in Strategy Execution. I recently met with a CEO to organize a strategic planning meeting with his leadership team.

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.

Marketing 101 As We Head Into 2021


Michael Stahl shares ten ways to make the most of your marketing efforts in 2021. As we shift our sights to 2021, I’ve put together ten marketing basics that can help you build a strategy to increase engagement, market share, and revenue.

10 Bible Verses To Start Your Day Right

Joseph Lalonde

The way you start your day will direct the way your day goes. I say start your day right. How do you do this? You can start your day right by digging into God’s word. By studying it and making the most of your time with God. Today, I want to encourage you to seek […]. Faith Leadership

It’s Time to Focus on Projects, Not Ideas

Leading Blog

W E get distracted from what matters to us by our personal projects. Charlie Gilkey says in Start Finishing that a project is “anything that takes time, energy, and attention to complete.” There are projects that keep us busy, and then there are projects that help us thrive—get us to the next level.

Eat, Sleep, Innovate

Leading Blog

T HE potential for innovation exists within our organizations. The problem is the culture doesn’t support it. Our organizational cultures tend to prioritize today over tomorrow. How do you make innovation as natural as eating and sleeping? Just something you do; part of your organizational culture?

Teams That Work

Leading Blog

N OT every problem can be solved with a team. But when a team is called for, it is important to get it right. Teams That Work by Scott Tannenbaum and Eduardo Salas is a comprehensive look at teams and the drivers of their effectiveness—long term.

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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.

How to Give Your Team Energy They Need

Let's Grow Leaders

Lead like it’s the first time to give your team energy. Early in my career, I learned a vital leadership lesson about how to give your team energy. I was working with an education nonprofit that supported children who lived in poverty. […].

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Leading Thoughts: Pass Them On

Leading Blog

B RITISH statesman Benjamin Disraeli said, “The wisdom of the wise and the experience of ages may be preserved by quotation.” The ideas of others have the power to slow us down and consider perspectives beyond our own. Left alone, our thoughts become too narrow—too vulnerable to blind spots.

The 9 Dimensions of Conscious Success

Lead Change Blog

Personal and professional success in today’s crowded, competitive economy is dependent on your discovery of the answer to the following questions: What is my best purpose to achieve conscious success? How can I demonstrate high awareness for conscious success?

Leading in Times of Stress

Kevin Eikenberry

Have you ever had to lead when things were stressful? Have you ever felt stressed, yet still needed to lead effectively? If you have led for any length of time, and certainly if you led during 2020, you have experienced this!

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Paycor HR Leaders Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

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

Becoming a Kick-Ass Leader

Lead Change Blog

Sooner or later, every leader runs into a wall of incompetence, weakness, or hubris. When that happens, do you derail from being a leader or learn from scraping your knees?

5 Tips For Building Strategic Relationships

Joseph Lalonde

We all know relationships are important. The relationships you build today may be the relationships that get you the next leadership position in a new organization, move you up in your current organization, or help you with a pressing problem you’ve been dealing with.

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The Flow of Organizational Culture

Lead Change Blog

Interested in learning more about organizational studies? Jim MacQueen, the author of The Flow of Organizational Culture , shares how new thinking and theory can help organizational leaders to navigate to a stronger organizational culture.

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Top 10 Leadership Biz Cafe Podcast Episodes Of 2020

Tanveer Naseer

As we work on new episodes for 2021, I wanted to take a look back and review what were the Top 10 episodes from our podcast in 2020. Although last year was a very challenging year for so many of us, it was also a pivotal year for this leadership. Click to continue reading.

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Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

The Most Important Leadership Question You’ll Ever Ask

Let's Grow Leaders

When you think about leading a productive team, what’s the first question that comes to mind? How to get the right people on the team? What’s the perfect vision? Or maybe you have questions about training or infrastructure. Of course, these questions […].

4 Pivot Questions to Boost Your Productivity

Joseph Lalonde

To say productivity is important is an understatement, but it’s especially important when you work away from your team. Not only because you want to stay employed (if you don’t get your work done you won’t have a job very long) but your team relies on you getting your work done and being productive. That’s […]. Guest Posts

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Marksman

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. One of my favorite actors returned to the big screen this past Friday. Liam Neeson takes on the role of Jim. Jim is a down-on-his-luck rancher that happens to be in the wrong place at the right time. Jim’s ranch is right on the border of Mexico.

New Year, Same Boat?

Next Level Blog

Over the weekend, I saw a Tweet from preventive medicine doctor, James Hamblin that read, “This concludes the first week of 2021.”. Following a week of record COVID deaths and a deadly riot in the halls of the U.S. Capitol, Hamblin succinctly summed up the way a lot of us feel.

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COVID & the Future of Work: Insights from Paycor’s C-Suite

In Paycor’s newest report, our Chief Executive and Group Leaders consider how your clients will recruit, manage their workforce, optimize benefits, and foster employee experience in the new normal of 2020 and beyond. For actionable insights and tips download and share our guide with your clients!

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Disney and Pixar’s Soul

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Disney and Pixar’s latest animated film skipped the movie theaters and headed straight to the Disney Plus. That movie is the slow-starting but strong-finishing Soul.

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5 Tragic Communication Mistakes That Sabotage Teamwork

Let's Grow Leaders

Innocent communication mistakes can leave a lasting impact on your team. Avoid these common communication mistakes that sabotage teamwork and degrade trust. Have you ever heard yourself muttering these words, only to realize later it was an innocent communication mistake? “Oh, she […].

215: The Long-Distance Teammate | with Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel

Engaging Leader

Working remotely isn’t just a new normal that we must learn to live with. It’s an opportunity to work and lead in ways that provide great operational and productivity results for the organization, as well as to be a part of a great team while finding individual meaning and purpose too.

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Living In Your Perfect Moment

Joseph Lalonde

I had the pleasure of talking to fellow coach Kevin Watson earlier this year. We shared a delightful conversation about life and business. It truly was refreshing. Through all we discussed, one point stuck out more than anything else. We talked about perfection.


Watch the Recording of My Recent Webinar With getAbstract

Michael Lee Stallard

I hope the conversation sparks some ideas to keep you and your colleagues happy and healthy in 2021. Recently, I had the privilege of being the guest speaker for a webinar hosted by getAbstract , one of the leading book summary organizations in the world.

The Art Of The Pivot

Joseph Lalonde

What Is Pivoting? We’ve all heard about pivoting and the need to pivot quickly. Many of us may not understand what pivoting is. Pivoting is simply the noticing there’s a change that needs to be made in your business.

What You Do Differently Makes You Unique

Joseph Lalonde

As I sit here writing this article, I’m basking in the wonderful sounds of Unwed Sailor. They are a mostly instrumental band, meaning there are typically no vocals. Having no vocals for a band is very uncommon. Vocals bring a unique melody and meaning to a band.

Unethical Leadership: Beliefs of Convenience

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton. Sometimes leaders believe things that aren't true because they haven't taken time to investigate the truth. In other cases, they may have trusted someone who has misled them.

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The Three Big Things Your Team Will Need from You This Year

Next Level Blog

There are a lot of things that teams need from their leaders these days but to keep it simple, I want to boil it down to three common denominators that almost any team is going to need from any leader in 2021.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Wonder Woman 1984

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Oft-delayed but finally released in a strange release agreement, Wonder Woman 1984 hit the big screen and the small screen at the same time. Released on Christmas day 2020, Wonder Woman was released to theaters and the HBO Max streaming platform.

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