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Leading Thoughts for February 8, 2024

Leading Blog

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. Scott Shigeoka on other-directed curiosity: “If we don’t direct our curiosity toward what’s outside of us, we can—become insular and overly self-focused. This can breed narcissistic or egotistical behaviors, decaying our ability to be sensitive and empathetic to the wants and needs of others.

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How Powerful Feedback Really Works

Leadership Freak

Feedback is often code for criticism. Feedback focuses the past. You see what you did. Advice is about the future. You see what you could do. Years ago, I received feedback that I still use today. Everyone who pursues excellence craves feedback.

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Guarantee Your Success by Avoiding These 7 Executive Coaching Mistakes

Lead from Within

In the world of leadership and professional development, executive coaching has become an invaluable tool for achieving personal and organizational success. It’s a tailored process that helps executives refine their skills, overcome challenges, and reach their full potential. However, executive coaching can have its pitfalls if not approached thoughtfully.

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The Down Side Of Being Labelled An Entrepreneur

The Horizons Tracker

In most social occasions between strangers, the inevitable question “What do you do?” will arise. Research from George Mason University suggests that the majority of entrepreneurs actually resist describing themselves as such during these kinds of occasions. “We were surprised to find no major differences in responses across informants from different countries in our study,” the researchers explain.

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Recruit and Retain New Blue-Collar Talent

Blue-collar jobs have a branding problem. One company, GEON, partnered with Paycor to find the solution. Learn how to attract, engage, and retain blue-collar employees, helping them build meaningful careers – and support your company’s goals.

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Overcoming Doubt: Your Pathway to Unprecedented Leadership Success


In the wise words of William Shakespeare, “Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” This profound statement resonates deeply with the journey of leadership and personal growth. In this blog post, we’ll explore how overcoming doubt in leadership can be the key to unlocking unprecedented success in leadership, echoing the principles at the heart of CO2 Coaching’s philosophy.

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The Benefits Gained From Turning Freight Traffic Electric

The Horizons Tracker

When we think of electric vehicles, we probably think primarily of passenger vehicles. Research from Northwestern University highlights the impact that could be made if heavy-duty vehicles are converted to electric-powered engines, however. The researchers emphasize that neighborhoods where most residents are Black, Hispanic, or Latinx would see the most significant advantages.

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Does The Age Of A Board Affect Company Innovation?

The Horizons Tracker

To come up with new ideas, companies need to think about the future and be willing to take some risks. Innovation involves trying out new things, making improvements, and seeing what works in the market. This takes time and patience. But there’s a problem. Many CEOs, the top leaders of companies, often focus on short-term goals because that’s how they’re rewarded in their jobs.

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How To Deal With Poor Communication In the Workplace

Niagara Institute

So, you’ve recognized the signs of poor communication. You realize the potential effects it can have if left unchecked and are prepared to do something about it. If so, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, you’ll find out how to deal with poor communication in the workplace, whether you’re a poor communicator or someone else is. In either case, you’ll find five practical tips you can apply right away to improve communication for everyone involved.

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Top 20 Most followed Influencers on LinkedIn 2023

Brigette Hyacinth

Top 20 Most followed Influencers on LinkedIn 2023 Influencer Name Number of followers Country 1. Bill Gates 34.8 Million USA 2. Richard Branson 18.7 Million UK 3. Satya Nadella 10.03 Million USA 4. Jeff Weiner 10.4 Million USA 5. Arianna Huffington 9.5 Million USA 6. Mark Cuban 7.4 Million USA 7. Simon Sinek 7.0 Million USA 8. Tony Robbins 6.9 Million USA 9.

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Extraordinary Results

Deming Institute

This is the final installation of Martin Laurent's story of transforming a GM plant using the Deming philosophy. He shares the extraordinary results of his team's efforts.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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I’m Overwhelmed

Roundtable Talk

In our latest leadership report, we discuss the challenges of overwhelm in our second challenge facing leaders today, “I’m Overwhelmed.” No one is coming to save you… Since I began coaching leaders almost 15 years ago, there are many things about the world of work that have changed – but a few that have stayed […] The post I’m Overwhelmed appeared first on The Roundtable.

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It’s Time to Redefine Our Gendered Idea of “Ambition”

Harvard Business Review

Rather than enforcing a binary point of view — you’re either climbing up the ladder or stepping aside — skillful managers don’t equate pace with potential.

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The Complex Conundrum of Using ChatGPT at Work

HR Digest

AI has presented many challenges to the workforce globally , from causing layoffs to placing additional pressure on companies to reskill their workforce, but one of the oft-ignored concerns is the use of ChatGPT at work. Glassdoor has been consistently tracking the ChatGPT adoption rates ever since the AI came out and their numbers indicate that the use of the AI tool has gone up from 27 percent among the early adopters to 62 percent of professionals as of November.

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Got a Radical Idea at Work? Find a Partner.

Harvard Business Review

The story of Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman, the winners of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discoveries underpinning the mRNA vaccines against Covid-19, holds lessons for others who are pursuing radical ideas. Drawing on their interview with Karikó and those of others with Weissman and her, the authors extrapolate lessons on why pairs can be more effective in pursuing seemingly wild ideas and how to find someone to take the journey with you.

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10 HR Metrics to Track in 2024

Discover the power of HR metrics. Master recruiting, control skyrocketing labor costs, and reduce turnover rates. Get insights into key metrics like Time-to-Fill, Cost-per-Hire, and Turnover Rate. Equip your business for success in 2024.

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How to Build an Intersectional Approach to Talent Management

Harvard Business Review

Many organizations now realize that their struggles with workplace culture and recruitment may stem from a monolithic approach to policies, processes, and mindsets.