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I N CASE the media isn't providing enough clickbait and drama in your life, we resurrect this advertising gem from 2012.

Leading Thoughts for April 2, 2020

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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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Leading Thoughts for March 26, 2020

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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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First Look: Leadership Books for April 2020

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Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in April 2020. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases. Entrepreneurial Leadership : The Art of Launching New Ventures, Inspiring Others, and Running Stuff by Joel Peterson.

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HR Benchmark Report: How to Recruit, Coach & Develop Teams

Do you really want a team of all-stars? Instead of trying to hire all Type A high performers, research shows it’s much more effective to hire a mix of personalities. In this report, Paycor will explain why and how to go about assembling, coaching, and developing effective teams at work.

What’s Your Problem?

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W E HEAR A LOT about reframing, but do we actually do it? We get busy, and we start looking for a solution without first analyzing the problem. We want a quick solution so we can move on. And we “solve” the wrong problem. Reframing helps us to avoid this.

LeadershipNow 140: March 2020 Compilation

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Here are a selection of tweets from March 2020 that you don't want to miss: VIDEO: Series of 1-min videos on fear, connectedness, resilience and more from @JohnBaldoni. Rethinking Managing and Leading in Real-Time by @ArtPetty. Leadership Insight: How to Spot Fear by @KateNasser.

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Life's Great Question

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W E ALL want to leave a legacy. We all crave meaning in our lives. It’s not just a millennial thing. Meaning in life comes from the contributions we make beyond the self. Those contributions become your legacy. All of this leads to life’s greatest question: What are you doing for others?

Leading Thoughts for March 19, 2020

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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. Erik Larson commenting on Winston Churchill’s belief that leaders should make people feel “loftier, stronger, and, above all, more courageous:”.

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First Look: Leadership Books for March 2020

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Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in March 2020. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases. The Catalyst : How to Change Anyone's Mind by Jonah Berger. Everyone has something they want to change.

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How to Find Your Edge

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W E’VE HEARD that hard work is the secret to success. But all too often we see that hard work is not enough. What then? We need an edge. Laura Huang explains just how to gain that advantage in her insightful and encouraging book, Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage.

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3 Reasons to Invest in a Learning Culture: RECRUIT, RETAIN, ENGAGE

One of the least explored and most effective ways to drive recruiting, retention, and overall employee engagement is to establish a learning culture. If this is an area where you need help (or if you could just use a refresher) let Paycor walk you through actionable tips and insights on how you can develop the learning culture that works best for your business.

Leading Thoughts for March 12, 2020

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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. Erich Bühler on the persistence of old mental models: “We generally stick to old mental models until new ways of thinking appear.

10 Lessons from Porter Moser’s All In

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P ORTER MOSER is the head men's basketball coach at Loyola University Chicago.

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Five Leadership Lessons: Built Not Born

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I F you are considering starting your own business or struggling to get one off the ground, Tom Golisano’s Built Not Born will be very valuable. Entrepreneurship is not easy, but it can be rewarding, provided you keep some basic business principles in mind.

Leading Thoughts for February 6, 2020

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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. Samuel R. Chand, a leadership author and consultant, on disruption: “A fighter pilot knows he's in the right spot when he's getting anti-aircraft fire.

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Leading with Gratitude

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G RATITUDE increases our leadership effectiveness as drives out fear and blame, gives meaning and confidence to all, and boosts productivity. We all know this, yet still, we don’t place as much emphasis on gratitude as we should.

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The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.

Culture Makes the Difference

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W HAT differentiates companies? It’s generally not products, services, facilities, or equipment. In our industry, for example, our lumberyard competitors sell essentially the same assortment of building materials that we do.

Are You Ready for Recovery?

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A S a McKinsey & Company article stated in late March 2020: “What leaders need during a crisis is not a predefined response plan but behaviors and mindsets that will prevent them from overreacting to yesterday’s developments and help them look ahead.”.

5 Leadership Lessons: Tireless—Key Principles That Drive Success Beyond Business School

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Y OUR NEXT DECISION could dictate the trajectory you take. In Tireless , Kim Lorenz encourages us to look for opportunities both as an entrepreneur and in the company where we work, that will propel us to success. Lorenz co-founded two companies that he eventually sold to Fortune 500’s.

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Leading Thoughts for March 5, 2020

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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 E.

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How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

30 Hacks for Bringing Joy to Your Job

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S STRESS is a given in our lives. Not all of it is bad. For most of us it comes and goes, but for about 25% of us, it is a severe and constant reality according to one NPR/Harvard study. Many are experiencing anxiety leading to burnout at increasingly higher rates.

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Are You Leading for the Right Reasons?

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Y OU either lead for yourself or others. Why you took the role you now fill, affects the results you are getting.

LeadershipNow 140: January 2020 Compilation

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Here are a selection of tweets from January 2020 that you don't want to miss: Teaching By Heart: A Guide For Great #Leadership This It is a remarkable book and a perfect means to refocus your leadership development this year. How To Invest In Startups by @sama Sam Altman.

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You Can Never Do Wrong, Doing Right

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O N Martin Luther King Day, it is worth meeting a close friend of his, Robert J. Brown. Brown is the great-grandson of a slave. Raised by his grandmother in High Point, North Carolina, she used to tell him, “Bobby, do the right thing because you can never do wrong, doing right. You can’t go wrong.”

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

LeadershipNow 140: February 2020 Compilation

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Here are a selection of tweets from February 2020 that you don't want to miss: People Leadership: 10 Things to Do Now to Lead Better Tomorrow by @KateNasser. Purpose-Driven Leadership Is Good For Business. and everything else by @JesseLynStoner.

The Power of Bad

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B AD gets into our head and it stays there leaving very little room for the good in our lives. We tend to focus on the bad, even in the face of a lot of positive things. Our brains are wired that way.

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Leading Thoughts for February 20, 2020

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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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Organizational Health and Performance: Beyond Performance 2.0

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P ERHAPS it goes without saying, but a healthy organization will achieve more than an organization that is too sick to support your goals. So, any change effort will be more successful when you focus on both performance and health.

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Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

The Leader's Greatest Return

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I F YOU want to make a difference in the world, go further, faster by developing other leaders. Your efforts are magnified exponentially by the investment you make in others. Of course, we talk about developing more leaders, but if we actually made it a priority, we would have more leaders.

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Is a Lack of Intentionality Holding You Back?

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W HAT ARE the defining characteristics of successful leadership? Mark Sanborn identifies them as clarity and intentionality in The Intention Imperative. Clarity, he says, “tells you where you’re headed” and intentionality is “the consistent action you’ll take to get there.”.

Why You Shouldn’t Go It Alone

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O UR INDIVIDUALISTIC narrative is strong. But it holds us back. Almost anything of importance was accomplished by connecting with others. We can leverage who we are by enlisting others. Eric George, a renowned hand surgeon, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist, shares in We: Ditch the Me Mindset and Change the World that in his field, he frequently sees “a spirit of absolute independence.

Think Outside the Building

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S YSTEMIC SOCIAL ISSUES cannot be solved by a few people working in isolation. They can be better addressed by breaking out of traditional approaches and collaborating with others. Rosabeth Moss Kanter likens these traditional approaches to castles.

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

The Relationship Economy

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T HE ONE SKILL that matters more than any other in leadership and life is the ability to connect with others. We generally learn this through example, but if those we emulated didn’t know how to do it (or its importance), we are at a disadvantage.

Leading Thoughts for February 13, 2020

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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.

All You Have to Do Is Ask

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I F WE ARE HONEST with ourselves, we know there are times we need help. We just don’t want to ask for it. We’re confident we can figure it out. In time. But here’s the thing. There’s nothing we are going through or trying to figure out that others haven’t blazed a trail for us already.

Why You Should Sponsor Others

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M UCH HAS been written about mentoring. Mentoring is a gift you give to others. And while mentoring can be of tremendous value to the person being guided, it is one-way. Sponsoring is “all-in.” You have skin in the game.

Tough Comp Conversations: A Guide For Doing Them Right

Speaker: Rusty Lindquist, VP Strategic HR Insights at Bamboo HR

Compensation can be tricky, few things carry as much emotional weight as comp. And with the increased transparency in the market, combined with our collective propensity to rate ourselves against others, the frequency of these very difficult conversations is increasing. In this webinar, we will deconstruct some of the psychology around comp. We’ll take an analytic look at comp’s role in the employee experience, and then we’ll get really tactical with guidance on very specific compensation conversations.