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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.

Your Leadership Operating System: Ego Or Eco?

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“The Ego is an exquisite instrument. Enjoy it, use it – just don’t get lost in it.” – Ram Dass. We’ve worked with them and for them – individuals in leadership positions who prioritize profits over people, place a greater value on transactions than interactions and view themselves on a higher level than those around them. While their ego-driven ambition may be effective in generating short-term gains, attaining goals is different from achieving growth.


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BOOKS TO READ: 5 Books Leaders Should Read In May 2021

Joseph Lalonde

Once a month, I love to share with readers the books they should consider reading the following month. It’s fun looking at the great books that have been released and how they can impact other leaders. Today’s list will be no different.

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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.

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.

A Promotion is Like a Dog Chasing a Car – Now What

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You’re like a dog chasing a car when you earn a promotion. After you catch it, what do you do with it? You earned a new job, project, or promotion. Now what? The… Continue reading → Personal Growth Questions leadership opportunities Opportunity promotion

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Over the years, I have seen signs like the one in this post and the first word that pops in my head is “Closed” Anything which seems exclusive to the people already on the inside makes me as an outsider feel unwelcome to the church.

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Author Kristi Hedges , in her book, The Power of Presence , provides these explanations of the roles of a coach and of a mentor and how they differ from each other: The Coach shows empathy through a mixture of tough love and strong support.

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Lead Like Lives Depend Upon It—Six Leadership Lessons from Pfizer’s Moon-Shot

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What if we led as if lives and livelihoods depended on the outcome? There are some great lessons from the vaccine moon-shot described by Pfizer's CEO Albert Bourla in the latest issue of Harvard Business Review. It's time to put these lessons to work in all of our organizations.

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When author and team expert Liane Davey shows up for a conversation, you know it’s going to jammed with great stories, 100% straight talk and really actionable strategies. I loved our talk about conflict, culture, crisis leadership and why you need to be flossing regularly. Intrigued?

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