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Purpose-Driven Leadership Is Good For Business… and everything else

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

As trust in government continues to erode, more and more leaders of purpose-driven companies are taking public stands around issues that impact us as a society. And they are discovering that it is actually good for business. The post Purpose-Driven Leadership Is Good For Business… and everything else appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. High Performing Organizations Leadership Purpose Values Bend Bend Fire Benioff Dante Edelman Edelman Trust Barometer John F.

How to Find Thanks and Gratitude

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

The benefits of gratitude are indisputable. Grateful people experience more positive emotions, feel more alive, sleep better and even have stronger immune systems according to numerous research studies. However, It’s not always easy to find thanks and gratitude. Trying to stop thinking about the things that are stressful and worrying to you actually causes you to […]. The post How to Find Thanks and Gratitude appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

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How to Create Shared Values That Guide Your Team to Greater Heights

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

When a team identifies and commits to living shared values, there is a deeper level of trust, better problem-solving and increased collaboration. Here are seven guidelines to help you identify and live team values that increase performance and trust. The post How to Create Shared Values That Guide Your Team to Greater Heights appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Team Effectiveness Values

How to Use Mental Imagery to Achieve Your Goals

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Olympic athletes use mental imagery to help them win the gold. These 6 tips show how to use mental imagery to acheive your goals. The post How to Use Mental Imagery to Achieve Your Goals appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Goals Leadership Compelling Vision Goal-setting Mental imagery Mental rehearsal

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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!

Test Your Vision: A Resource for Leaders

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Leaders lose credibility when they put out a vision statement that is boring or turns people off. Use this vision test to make sure your vision is not simply a wall decoration. The post Test Your Vision: A Resource for Leaders appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Leadership Vision and Strategy Compelling Vision Shared Vision

Why Men Don’t Have Friends and Why Women Should Care

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My professor, advisor and mentor, Don Carew, handed out this article at the beginning of each semester while I was a grad student in Organization Behavior at University of Mass, Amherst in the mid 1980’s. What does this have to do with leadership? Why is it important for both men and women? The answers will […]. The post Why Men Don’t Have Friends and Why Women Should Care appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Personal Effectiveness

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15 Quotes by Mary Parker Follett – Guidance for Today’s World

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These 15 quotes by Mary Parker Follett "the mother of modern management" each stand alone but together point the way to creating a world that benefits all. The post 15 Quotes by Mary Parker Follett – Guidance for Today’s World appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Attitudes and Mindset Leadership leadership quotes Mary Parker Follett

3 Keys to Move From Diversity to Real Inclusion

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Guest Post by Timothy R. Clark Many organizations have made great strides in creating diverse organizations, but most fall short when it comes to inclusion and fail to realize the full potential for increased creativity, better decisions and higher productivity. They might achieve a representation of a range of human differences, but unfortunately most stop […]. The post 3 Keys to Move From Diversity to Real Inclusion appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

Leadership Legacy and Vision – Recent Interviews

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In these two recent interviews I discuss how the pandemic has thrown us into collective reactivity and how refocusing on a positive vision will allow us to move forward intelligently and powerfully. The post Leadership Legacy and Vision – Recent Interviews appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Leadership Podcasts Vision and Strategy Jann Freed leadership legacy PeopleHum podcast spotify

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Greatness Is Not For You

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What do you believe about greatness? Do you hear the call to greatness or is it reserved for a select special few? Great Quotes on Greatness “Everyone has the power for greatness — not for fame, but greatness, because greatness is determined by service.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

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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.

5 Reasons You Should NOT Set Goals

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The idea that you should not set goals runs counter to what we’ve been taught. Numerous research studies over the years have established a strong link between goal-setting and success, motivation and confidence. For most people, setting goals can make the difference between mediocre and high performance. But not for everyone and not all the time. There […]. The post 5 Reasons You Should NOT Set Goals appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

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The Death of Integrity

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Guest post by Larry Ackerman Note from Jesse: I am honored to host this thought-provoking article by my good friend Larry Ackerman on the Death of Integrity. It’s so good I wish I had written it myself. Important and well-written! I recently came across a witty line that was part of a political message: […]. The post The Death of Integrity appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Guest Post

The Difference Between Mission Vision Purpose Strategy and Goals

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Confused about the difference between mission and vision? or between purpose and mission? You’re not alone. I am frequently asked about the difference between mission vision purpose strategy and goals, and where do values fit? Most people don’t care about definitions, and that’s unfortunate. Having clear definitions distinguishes the concepts from each other. And since […].

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Best Leadership Blog Posts of 2018

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In 2018 Seapoint Center published over 30 articles focused on all aspects of leadership, including communication and personal effectiveness. Using Google Analytics data and the number of reader comments, I identified this year’s five best leadership blog posts. Combined, these posts had over 35,000 views and received over 75 insightful comments. The opportunity to engage […]. The post Best Leadership Blog Posts of 2018 appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

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Reflection on the Winter Solstice

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This is a lovely moment – the winter solstice. The darkest day of the darkest week of the year in the northern hemisphere. when the descent into darkness pauses. the pause before light overtakes darkness. the pause before decrease changes to increase. If you pay close attention, you […].

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.

4 Practices To Coach People in Difficult Times

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Emotions shape our reality more than facts and trend charts. To coach people in difficult times, the conversation must be about more than the problem. Marcia Reynolds shares 4 practices will enable you to be effective. The post 4 Practices To Coach People in Difficult Times appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Guest Post coach coaching

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The 5 Levels of Trust

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All relationships depend on a foundation of trust. There is a direct relationship between employee trust and performance. Customer trust is a key factor in decisions on purchases. And in our personal lives, friendships are built on trust and one of the biggest causes of destroyed marriage is lack of trust. We seem to be born […]. The post The 5 Levels of Trust appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

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Four Types of Organizational Culture

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Culture is the social environment of an organization and is determined by the underlying assumptions, values and beliefs that govern how people behave. You might think of culture as atmosphere, and it is, but it’s also more than that. It’s the organization’s personality. Some cultures are fun-loving (Zappos) while others are more staid (Bank of […]. The post Four Types of Organizational Culture appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

7 Tips to Move From Vision to Reality

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Vision alone is not enough. Vision requires action. Vision without action is nothing more than a daydream. The key to success is to stay focused on your vision and also to be realistic about your current situation. And that can be a challenge. Here are 7 tips to help you stay the course as you […]. The post 7 Tips to Move From Vision to Reality appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Attitudes and Mindset Vision and Strategy

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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.

The Myth of “Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail”

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Most planning is for the best-case outcomes, ignoring the high probability that something will go wrong. Failing to plan for problems leads to disasters that could have been avoided. The post The Myth of “Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail” appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Guest Post Gleb Tsipursky

8 Habits of Mentally Balanced Leaders

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Facilitating a retreat for a group of fifteen men, all in their late 30’s and 40’s, all high level executives and all high achievers, an interesting topic arose. One of the men asked for help dealing with his wife who was complaining he worked too much. He wanted help in getting her to understand that […]. The post 8 Habits of Mentally Balanced Leaders appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

8 Principles of Collaborative Leadership

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Anyone can be collaborative leader — no matter whether you are the president, a mid-level manager or a front-line supervisor… no matter whether you are in government, a large corporation, a small business, or a non-profit. Just because you’ve been elected or assigned the role of leader, does not mean you are providing leadership. Leadership […]. The post 8 Principles of Collaborative Leadership appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

The Trust Feedback Loop

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Leadership starts with you. If you want to build a strong team, the place to start is with a look in the mirror. Your vision for your team arises from your own character, motives and beliefs. How you regard yourself determines the grandeur and scope of your vision. Successful leaders tap into a trust […]. The post The Trust Feedback Loop appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Leadership

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.

Organizational culture polarities hold the key to a healthy culture

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Too much of a good thing brings out its downside. Ever had too much team time? It makes you long for a vacation on a desert island. One of the best portrayals of “too much of a good thing” was in Black Mirror’s Nose Dive (Season 3). In what initially looks like an utopian culture […]. The post Organizational culture polarities hold the key to a healthy culture appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Leadership

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How to Make an Effective Apology and Increase Trust

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If you believe that a leader is supposed to always know what to do and always be right, what do you do something goes wrong? Denying mistakes, avoiding talking about them, or blaming them on others is a surefire way to lose credibility. The good news is that when you make an effective apology, you can […]. The post How to Make an Effective Apology and Increase Trust appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Leadership Personal Effectiveness apology

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How are you going to make it through the 2020 holidays?

Jesse Lynn Stoner

It’s an understatement to say that 2020 has been a stressful year, and it’s likely the holidays will follow suit. Many have been isolated from friends and loved ones for over eight months with no clarity on when the pandemic will end.

10 Things Every Team Leader Needs to Know

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Want to build a high performance team – where the team consistently achieves its goals and where team members are proud to be members? It’s not that hard, but you won’t get far if you just try to “wing it.” ” These are 10 things every team leader needs to know. Whether you really have […]. The post 10 Things Every Team Leader Needs to Know appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

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How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

Give Me The Facts, Just the Facts

Jesse Lynn Stoner

Facts are bite size pieces of reality. There is no such thing as an “alternative fact.” ” If you start to believe there are alternate realities, it will make you crazy because there is nothing you can depend on. 2 + 2 equals 4. The sun rose this morning.

Stages of Team Development and Leadership

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Teams move through predictable stages of team development, but how quickly and easily they progress depends on how well the needs of the team are being met during each stage. Teams don’t always move smoothly, and sometimes they can get stuck. Understanding the stages of team development helps you determine where to focus your […]. The post Stages of Team Development and Leadership appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

How to Involve Your Team in Creating Vision and Strategy

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One of the biggest mistakes leaders make is thinking they are supposed to have all the answers, especially when it comes to vision. There is a natural desire to look like you are smart and know what you’re doing. But sometimes the smartest thing you can do is to involve your team in creating vision […]. The post How to Involve Your Team in Creating Vision and Strategy appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Vision and Strategy

How to Recognize a Leader

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How do you recognize who’s a leader? Is it the person telling everyone what to do? Not necessarily. If he is being ignored, he is only talking to himself. Is it the person giving directions? Telling people where to go? Not necessarily. An usher in the theater, who tells you which entrance to use, is not […]. The post How to Recognize a Leader appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Leadership followers hierarchy Trust

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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!

It’s time to pause…

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Today is the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere – the darkest day of the darkest week of the year. It is the moment before the balance shifts and light begins to overtake darkness. There is a brief moment of change, a pause, as the sun changes direction from decrease to increase. This darkest day […]. The post It’s time to pause… appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Leadership Solstice winter solstice

How to Keep Your Team Engaged With Meetings That Matter

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How many of your meetings begin with people opening their laptops, ostensibly to take notes and reference documents. Most of us know they are really answering email, conversing on social media and cruising the Internet because we’re doing it too. How effective are meetings where less than half the people are paying attention at any […]. The post How to Keep Your Team Engaged With Meetings That Matter appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

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Set Goals for What Matters

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Goals are powerful, especially if you choose only a few. A laundry list is almost impossible to stay focused on. But if you choose two or three realistic, specific goals, and write them down, you are likely to achieve them. But first, make sure you set goals for what matters most. If you’re not clear […]. The post Set Goals for What Matters appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Goals Compelling Vision Goal-setting personal goals Personal vision Purpose

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Don’t let team drift run your team aground

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You might be suffering from team drift and not know it. We’ve all heard stories of individuals who wake up one morning and wonder how they had drifted so far from their original hopes and dreams. The same thing can happen to teams. One of the most common complaints I hear from managers is, “I want to re-energize […]. The post Don’t let team drift run your team aground appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership. Team Effectiveness High Performance Teams Team Drift

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Why HR Technology Matters Now More Than Ever

When a crisis hits, HR technology gives business leaders the data, tools, and support to make important business decisions quickly. In this report, Josh Bersin breaks down the 4 key benefits of HR tech and demonstrates through case studies how business leaders can leverage it to solve problems and grow. Download this report to learn more!