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LeadershipNow 140: April 2021 Compilation

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Here are a selection of tweets from April 2021 that you don't want to miss: 5 Work-From-Home Rituals that Will Reduce Burnout by @Julie_WG. VIDEO: Culture Leadership Charge - The one lever great leaders rely upon by @scedmonds.

The FBI Way: The Seven C’s of Excellence

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T HE Federal Bureau of Investigation is a respected American institution that had its beginnings in 1908.

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Leading Thoughts for May 6, 2021

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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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Never Say Never: The Importance of Word Choice in Leadership Communication

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L ANGUAGE matters. As I conduct observation coaching with leaders, I watch for how their words resonate with their audience. Does what they say induce fear? Excitement? Do attendees in the meeting cringe at certain words, or do their metaphors generate inspiration?

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.

Leading Thoughts for April 22, 2021

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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.

What You Do Is Who You Are

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I T HAS BEEN SAID that culture is the most important thing because it determines how your company makes decisions when you’re not there. This led Ben Horowitz to ask, how do you create and sustain the culture you want?

Leading Thoughts for April 29, 2021

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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. Phil Knight on competition: “Emotion would be fatal. I needed to remain cool. I thought back on my running career at Oregon.

Mayday! Mayday! How to Build Trust in a Crisis

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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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First Look: Leadership Books for May 2021

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Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in May 2021. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here. Anxiety at Work : 8 Strategies to Help Teams Build Resilience, Handle Uncertainty, and Get Stuff Done by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton.

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The Seven Tests of A CEO

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W HAT are the critical challenges that can make or break a leader? In The CEO Test by the always insightful Adam Bryant and by the former Amgen president and CEO Kevin Sharer, they present seven tests that really all leaders face in one form or another.

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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!

What Leaders Need to Know About Data

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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.

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

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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.

Hot Seat: Jeff Immelt at GE

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I N SEPTEMBER 2001, Jack Welch was a tough act to follow. The day after Jeffrey Immelt became CEO of General Electric, he had an even bigger challenge to deal with—the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Immelt states in Hot Seat: What I Learned Leading a Great American Company : The best leaders absorb fear.

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Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know

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R ETHINKING can cause uncertainty. Make us uncomfortable. Feel uneasy. It can threaten our identities.

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Nine Key Strategies for Going Beyond Great

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T O THRIVE in a new, more tumultuous era of social tension, economic nationalism, and technological revolution, you need to go beyond great. Great is no longer good enough.

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!

LeadershipNow 140: March 2021 Compilation

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Here are a selection of tweets from March 2021 that you don't want to miss: The Power of Values in Uncertain Times via @StanfordGSB. The next normal arrives: Trends that will define 2021—and beyond via @McKinsey.

First Look: Leadership Books for March 2021

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Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in March 2021. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here. The CEO Test : Master the Challenges That Make or Break All Leaders by Adam Bryant and Kevin Sharer. Are you ready to lead? Will you pass the test?

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6 New Rules for the Digital Age

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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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Leading Thoughts for April 15, 2021

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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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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!

Before You Open a Business…

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I ’VE MET MANY business founders in my life and they vary on almost every possible measure: race, gender, background, temperament, schooling, and intelligence (in all its forms).

Leading Thoughts for April 8, 2021

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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.

Everyday People, Extraordinary Leadership

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L EADERSHIP is a mindset—a way of approaching life. It is about how you behave and what you do. It can be taught and then tested and refined in practice. We all have a responsibility to lead in the context we are in.

First Look: Leadership Books for February 2021

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Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in February 2021. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here. Think Again : The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant.

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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.

LeadershipNow 140: February 2021 Compilation

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Here are a selection of tweets from February 2021 that you don't want to miss: Who Are You At Your Best? by @DougSundheim. Key Principles Producing High Personal Growth Results by @dbonleadership. In Lincoln's Shadow by @jamesstrock. 3 Secrets Of A Strong Mind by @LaRaeQuy.

First Look: Leadership Books for April 2021

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Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in April 2021. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here. Rethinking Competitive Advantage : New Rules for the Digital Age by Ram Charan.

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The Art of Being Indispensable at Work

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W HO doesn’t want to be that indispensable go-to person? To do that, though, it seems like you must say yes to everybody and everything. To overcommit. Bruce Tulgan, the author of The Art of Being Indispensable at Work , says overcommitment actually gets in the way of being that go-to person.

Unexpected Leadership Lessons that Mobsters Can Teach Lawful Leaders

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L EADERSHIP is a broad term, and it applies to those who you might not have a positive perception of — including mobsters.

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.

First Look: Leadership Books for January 2021

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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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Leading Thoughts for March 18, 2021

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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. Robert D. Kaplan on the dangers of peace: “Avoiding tragedy requires a sense of it, which in turn requires a sense of history.

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The Best Leadership Books of 2020

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2020 has tested us. It has illuminated our strengths and exposed our vulnerabilities. It has called on us to reinvent and transform. It has called on us to learn to think better. In the list below, you will find resources to help you do just that—think better. Certainty is out. Complexity is in.

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How I Built This

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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.

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.

Leadership U: The Six Degrees of Leadership

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T O LEAD people from one place to another in good times and in challenging ones requires a framework like the one presented in Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison’s concise book, Leadership U: Accelerating Through the Crisis Curve. The framework is called, The Six Degrees of Leadership.

Leading Thoughts for March 11, 2021

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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. Mike Hayes on delegating and an insight as to why we lead: “We don’t need to assert the greatest amount of authority that we’re entitled to.

What Do You Do When Life Ambushes You?

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W E are conditioned to believe that to be happy, for life to be good, everything should be going our way. Life is supposed to be comfortable when done right. Most self-help books are based on this line of reasoning.

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Never Enough … Excellence, Agility, and Meaning

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T HE IDEA behind Never Enough isn’t perfection or even a state of dissatisfaction. It’s about realizing that the goal is not to get by but to “always look for more ways to make an impact.”. Former Commanding Officer of Seal Team Two and White House Fellow serving with both George W.

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.