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Transition Coaching After Executive Search Placement Increases Success in India

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By Kunal Jha & Kelli Vukelic. Executive coaching was nearly unheard of in India 15 or so years ago. Today is much different. Now there are thousands of certified executive coaches and multiple ICF chapters engaged in helping executives and their organizations succeed.

2020 Top CHRO List – The People Leaders To Watch

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N2Growth and Stanford Graduate Graduate School of Business are pleased to congratulate those individuals recognized on the 2020 Leaders25 Top CHRO List.

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What Will Female C-Suite Leadership Look Like Post COVID?

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The composition of C-suite leadership across the spectrum is notably different than it used to be ten or so years ago. Recent stats from Deloitte show that females in the C-suite now account for 28% of the overall composition, a marked uptick from 18.6% a decade ago.

Doing Well By Doing Good With Darrin Williams, CEO Southern Bancorp

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Darrin Williams , CEO of Southern Bancorp, may have been a little surprised when a world-class business school professor came knocking at his door. He wasn’t used to that kind of attention deep in the heart of Arkansas. Yet, he could no longer fly under the radar.

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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.

Breaking Through | A New Frontier of Technology and Innovation

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We are witnessing the creation of an entirely new paradigm, a fierce wave of technological innovation boosting generations of new businesses and business leaders.

Gray Versus Green: Who Makes the Better Start-Up CEO?

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This article was co-authored by Laura Musgrave , Kevin Bijas, and Jeffrey Cohn. People over 45 basically die in terms of new ideas.” ” said venture capitalist Vinod Khosla in 2011. People under 35 are the people who make change happen,” he further asserted.

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Here’s How Luka Doncic Won Over Mark Cuban

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Why does Mark Cuban love Luka Doncic? The easy answer is that Luka is a bonafide star for the Dallas Mavericks. Luka is only 21 years old and already an All-Star. He’s a permanent fixture on ESPN’s Top-10 list. Maverick’s season ticket demand has gone through the roof.

What Sid Meier’s Civilization Game Taught Me About Business

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Since childhood, I have played video games, and one of my all-time favorites is Sid Meier’s Civilization. The turn-based strategy game appeared in the early ’90s, and the game has evolved significantly since its debut, each version has new challenges for players to solve.

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Stan Van Gundy: The Soft Stuff Is the Hard Stuff—Especially When Leading in the NBA

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At the age of 19, Zion Williamson was drafted number one by the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2019 NBA Draft. Many experts immediately compared the young star to LeBron James, who had already cemented his place in history on the Mount Rushmore of basketball, alongside Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson.

3 Strategies to Build Inclusive Teams

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If you’ve ever played a team sport like soccer or basketball, you quickly learn that while it is helpful to have an “all-star” player, the best teams leverage the talents of all their players on the field and elevate everyone’s game in order to consistently win.

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!

Stefania Mallett, Founder of ezCater Creates a $1B Unicorn

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The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. At least, that’s how my grandmother used to describe it. Maybe there’s still something to this adage. Stefania Mallett turned this old idea into a billion-dollar tech unicorn called ezCater.

Succession in the Real World- With John H. Tyson, Chairman of the Board at Tyson Foods

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Succession is one of the most popular shows on HBO. It’s sometimes even mentioned in the same breath as The Sopranos, Game of Thrones, and Veep. Succession showcases super-rich, but deeply flawed characters who struggle for power and seem to face an endless maze of existential conflict.

Antibodies: Individual Stars Can Destroy Culture

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Genentech is a global biotechnology company that created an entire drug discovery industry.

Improving Leadership Bench Strength

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In our meetings with CEOs and HR directors, it is evident there is a growing concern within organizations needing to strengthen current leaders and support the bench of the future ones.

A Medical Innovation Factory in the Middle of the Desert

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Do surgeons have a God complex? Are doctors stubborn, control freaks? Sometimes, yes. But it’s not necessarily a bad thing. A surgeon, making life or death decisions during a heart transplant, for example, can see things go terribly wrong in the matter of a millisecond.

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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!

Working From Home Now? Here are Our Best Tips to Ease the Transition

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Are you working from home now? Because of the Coronavirus and new social distancing guidance, many people have been directed whether voluntarily or involuntarily to work remotely until the pandemic subsides.

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Leaders Live in A Glass House with Arjan van Weele

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Arjan van Weele , a Professor of Purchasing and Supply Management living in the Netherlands , discusses his perspective on leadership competencies that apply for any leader, no matter where you are within your career journey. Interview Summary.

Leadership Means Facing Challenges Head-on

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Many would say if you’re in the leadership business, you’re also in the business of dealing with adversity. After all, leadership means facing challenges head-on.

Digital Hiring: What Are You Worried About, Exactly?

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In my last article, I spoke about the importance of managing candidate relationships while searches are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we figure out how to navigate from here, I’d like to think outside the box a bit about digital hires.

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!

Failing Forward: Brad Smith, Board Chair of Intuit Shares His Perspective

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Let’s face it; we all fail from time to time. But how come some people seem to “fail forward” even when times are tough? Brad Smith has a unique perspective.

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Can Lawyers Lead?

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Recently I taught a brand new class on leadership at the Yale Law School. Despite popular misconceptions, young lawyers are hungry to become more self-aware and to sharpen their leadership competencies. One of the best leaders I’ve met is a lawyer named Wim Dejonghe.

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Feedback Is a Funny Thing with Gerard Coops Ph.D.

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On a recent visit to our N2Growth EMEAA headquarters in Rotterdam, Netherlands, I visited with my new friend Gerard Coops, Managing Director of HuReMa Consulting, to discuss his views on leadership as it relates to giving feedback and providing coaching. Interview Summary.

Leadership Interview: Connecting With People is The Key Competency

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I recently sat down with Dudu Hlatshwayo , CEO and founder of Change EQ Corporate Advisors in Johannesburg. I think you will find her answer to be thoughtful and full of insight, everyone reading this should take heed of this simple advice. Interview Summary.

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.

Leadership Interview: Mehdi Tazi, CEO at Beassur Marsh Shares His Perspective on Talent Gaps

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I recently had the privilege of speaking with Mehdi Tazi Chief Executive Officer at Beassur Marsh , a Morrocan based insurance brokerage during our global leadership tour.

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Are Doctors Great Leaders? Well, some of them…

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Apparently, Zocdoc is doing something right. Their early investors are a ‘Who’s Who’ list of innovators and billionaires, including Marc Benioff, Founder’s Fund , Khosla Ventures, Bezos Expeditions , and Goldman Sachs.

10 Reasons Your Top Talent Will Leave You

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Have you ever noticed leaders spend a lot of time talking about people only to make the same mistakes over and over again? Without question, your top talent will leave you if you fail to lead and take care of them. Few things in business are as costly and disruptive as unexpected departures. With all the emphasis on leadership development, I always find it interesting so many companies continue to struggle with being able to retain their best people.

Leading and Succeeding With Accountability with Thandi Orelyn

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Thandi Orelyn is a South African lawyer and business executive who has been active mainly in the financial sector. She is a co-founder and executive director of Peotona Group Holdings. Thandi chairs the board of BP Southern Africa and serves on the boards of Toyota S.A.

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.

Setting Boundaries While Working at Home

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Almost everyone searches for “it” in their job. Is it gaining success? Is it money? No, I am talking about work-life balance, and setting boundaries while working from home makes this even more challenging. It does not matter where you sit on the leadership totem pole.

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The Most Misunderstood Aspect Of Great Leadership

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I was recently asked what I consider to be the most misunderstood aspect of great leadership; in other words, what makes great leaders great? What immediately came to mind is not only misunderstood, but it also happens to be the most often overlooked element of leadership, and the one which also affords leaders the greatest opportunity for personal, professional, and enterprise growth.

A President’s Day Look at Leadership

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Since we’re headed into President’s Day weekend, I thought I’d take this opportunity to author a two-part series in which I’ll examine the leadership characteristics of the two Presidents for which the holiday is celebrated; George Washington , and Abraham Lincoln.

The Impact of a Great Leader

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I am always surprised by the impact that just one person can have on a team or an organization. In particular, the speed which that effect takes place. I have seen examples in multinational enterprises, where the appointment of a new CEO resulted in a change of atmosphere within a few weeks.

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.

Leaders Stop Trying to Be Efficient

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Let’s cut right to the chase; stop focusing on being efficient – it’s a waste of time. Nobody other than perhaps you really cares how efficient you are, but everyone cares how effective you are. Not only do they care how effective you are, but they also care about the effectiveness of those whom you lead. It’s important to remember leadership is a people business, and people are messy.

10 Exceptional Strategies For Extraordinary Executives

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Most extraordinary executives would agree that business practices evolve over time, and our experiences turn into knowledge. My such experience has inspired this article, 10 exceptional strategies for extraordinary executives. As a coach, my goal is always to see my client succeed. I want to high-five them when they hit a home run or score a touchdown.

The Engagement Secret of Great Leaders

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Show me a great leader and I’ll show you a talented storyteller. Leadership and storytelling go hand-in-hand. In fact, leaders who lack the ability to leverage the power and influence of storytelling are missing the very essence of what accounts for compelling leadership begins with the story. Give me a few minutes and allow me to share this message with you – it may just change your life.

CEO Marketing Priorities

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COVID-19 has made CEO marketing priorities synonymous with survival. CEOs who have a focused, crisp, creative, and clear message, and who understand how to best communicate that message, will navigate the pandemic better than their less-skilled peers.

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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.