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How to Accidentally Sabotage Team Innovation

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How to Inspire Better Team Innovation and Problem Solving It’s tragic when your attempt to protect your team members actually sabotages team innovation. If you really want a courageous culture, that means you go first. Your team is watching both what you […].

Get Your Team Back on Track – Leading Through Distractions

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Last-minute fire drills, interruptions, and real emergencies can become a permanent way of life. Get your team back on track by planning ahead with these five steps. It’s a common lament: “It’s so crazy around here. We never know what’s going to […].

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How to Provide More Meaningful Performance Feedback

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If you knew your manager really cared about you and had your best interest at heart, would you want them to give you meaningful performance feedback? Even if it was hard to hear? Every time we ask these questions in our leadership […].

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Get Out of the Rut: A Groundhog’s Day Challenge

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If you’re feeling stuck in a rut, this freaking pandemic might be the perfect time to try something new. You have time to consider what matters most, what lights you up, and how you can add the most value to the world. […].

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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!

How to Give Your Team Energy They Need

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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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Eliminate Bad Leadership: How to Overcome Your Leadership Fears

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Insecurity and fear can drive you to bad leadership practices that ruin relationships and limit results. You can overcome these leadership fears and increase your influence with these five straightforward steps. You’re at your desk, head pounding, anxiety gnawing deep in your […].

How to Coach Employees to High Performance When Time is Limited

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When You Coach Employees, Make Every Conversation Count You want to coach employees to improve performance, but there’s just so little time. Make every coaching conversation count, by focusing on what each team member needs most. Effective Coaching Techniques Coaching employees to […].

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Executive Presence in a Virtual World: What Matters Now?

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With more of us working remotely, what it means to have executive presence is changing along with everything else. What matters most now? Tips for upgrading your executive presence in a virtual world. What IS Executive Presence? “Karin and David, my boss […].

The Most Important Leadership Question You’ll Ever Ask

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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 […].

How to Get Better at Remote Small Talk

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“Yeah, I don’t do small talk.” ” “My team understands, I’m cool with THEIR chit chat in-between meetings, but I don’t really have time for that stuff. I’m all business. That’s why I’m so productive.”

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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!

How to Hold a Better Performance Improvement Conversation

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Has this ever happened to you? You sit down for an earnest performance improvement conversation. Your employee listens intently. She thanks you for the feedback, and promises to try harder. Things improve for a minute. But a week later, they’re back to […].

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5 Tragic Communication Mistakes That Sabotage Teamwork

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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 […].

What Employees are Yearning For in Remote One-on-Ones

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Leaders Share Their Best of 2020 Insights: Frontline Festival

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In this month’s Frontline Festival, top leadership experts share their Best of 2020 thoughts and posts. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors. Best of 2020 Insights: Practical Help Rachel Blakely-Gray of […].

Motivate Your Team: Use Data to Drive Not Drown

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Used poorly, data can overwhelm and dishearten, but when you use it judiciously, data is a vital tool to motivate your team and get results. There are four steps you can take to avoid data’s dark side. I was talking with Adam, […].

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.

How to Give Better, Consistent Appreciation

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I try to give my team consistent appreciation. I always go out of my way to say thank you. But you know what? In two years, I’ve never received a single thank you from my boss. NOT ONE. I get that this […].

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How to Be an Even Better Leader

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If you want to be a better leader, get curious about what you might still be able to learn. We recently had a very senior leader join a live-online leadership training he had hired us to do with his team. Not in […].

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Beyond the Basics: Online Meetings that Don’t Suck Your Soul

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We don’t hate online meetings – we hate soul-sucking wastes of time After months of online meetings, video conferences, Zoom, and Teams meetings, you’ve mastered the basics: You’ve got light in front of you (not behind you) so we can see you […].

How to Be Compassionate Without Destroying Consistency

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The other day, “Joe” reached out with a genuine dilemma. Throughout this crisis, he’s encouraged his supervisors to be compassionate. Because, like you, he knows that everyone is dealing with their own set of challenging circumstances.

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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 Mistakes That Sabotage Collaboration and Destroy Trust

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You’re working hard and want to win. So do your co-workers. You think, “we’re all on the same team, so why does everything we do seem to sabotage collaboration?”

The Best Leadership Articles of 2020 (and more … based on your votes)

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It’s always fun to look back to see what resonated as the best leadership articles of the year at Let’s Grow Leaders. Most years, there’s quite a mix of topics and interests. It’s not a shocker that this year, the most helpful […].

How to Deal with Stress: Practical Approaches for Better Results

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The ASPIRe Model Helps You Deal With Stress In this week’s Asking For a Friend live, Karin Hurt interviews Eric Karpinski, author of Put Happiness to Work. We talk about practical approaches to help you deal with stress and maintain your productivity. […].

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Leadership Doesn’t Have to Be Lonely

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You know the cliches: it’s lonely at the top. Leadership is a lonely business. In this episode, David shares a challenging situation where he felt very alone – and what happened that convinced him you’re never as alone as you might feel. […].

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.

Communication Techniques for Challenging Times: A Frontline Festival

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Communication is tricky, even during “normal” circumstances, but it’s even more important now. You know we’re huge believers in 5×5 communication.

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How to Manage Your Stress Without Frustrating Your Team

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You’re working hard to manage your stress and create a sense of calm for your team. But now your team is looking at you and wondering if you get it. They think, “If she really understood what was happening here, she wouldn’t […].

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The Future of Learning and Development: Best Practices and Insights

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Training and Development (TD) award-winning learning and development leaders share their insights from past successes and discuss the future of learning and development on Asking For a Friend Live with Karin Hurt. We ground the discussion in their new book Forward Focused […].

Frontline Festival: Leaders Share about Executive Development

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In this month’s Frontline Festival, top leadership experts share their perspectives and insights on executive development. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors. Executive Development on a Personal Level Eileen McDargh of […].

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.

5 Steps to Overcome Adversity and Thrive in the New Year

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Wow-what a year this has been. For many leaders, adversity doesn’t begin to describe the challenges you’ve faced. And – we’ve been so inspired by the ways you have responded and risen to the occasion to overcome adversity. If 2020 has left […].

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How to Stop Remote Work from Stealing Your Life

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Awareness and intention will help stop remote work from stealing your life It’s not your imagination: if the pandemic shifted your job to working from home, odds are, you’re working longer hours. For many of the leaders we’ve spoken with over the […].

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Building a Human-Centered Culture – Interview with Charlie Bailes IV

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You build your culture one decision at a time – but how do you ensure that the decisions you make build the culture you want? In this episode, Charlie Bailes, VP of Human Resources and Distribution for ABC Fine Wine and Spirits […].

One Way to Cultivate a More Resilient and Creative Team

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A creative team starts with room to think The rocky mountain air was crisp with fall chill–a perfect time for a fire in the wood-burning stove. We placed the logs on top of the kindling, held the flame beneath the wood, and…nothing […].

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.

How to Promote Leaders Who Build a Positive Culture

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Promote leaders who show their commitment to relationships and results One of the most important leadership decisions you’ll ever make is the choice to promote someone into a leadership role. Who you promote into leadership sends a powerful message of what matters […].

3 Ways to Create a Virtual Watercooler for Your Remote Team

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One of the most frequent concerns we hear from leaders and teams (where remote-work is the foreseeable norm) is the lack of a virtual watercooler. That metaphorical place where people exchange ideas, build connections, and spontaneous innovation thrives. The informal exchange of […]. The post 3 Ways to Create a Virtual Watercooler for Your Remote Team appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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Frontline Festival: Leaders Share about Innovation and Imagination

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In this month’s Frontline Festival, top leadership experts share their perspectives and insights on innovation and imagination. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors. We’re also delighted to feature Chip Bell, who […].

How Do I Change My Leadership Approach Without Losing Credibility?

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We were nearing the end of our live-online leadership program with an amazing group of start-up CEOs at Bulb Africa in Nigeria, and it was time for Q&A. Or, as I like to call it, “Asking For a Friend.” ” When one brave […].

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.