Thu.Aug 09, 2018

Preview Thursday: Untangling the USA: The Cost of Complexity and What Can Be Done About It

Lead Change Blog

The following is a preview of Untangling the USA: The Cost of Complexity and What Can Be Done About It by Etienne Deffarges. Tom Brady and the “tuck rule.”. Nobody knew health care could be so complicated.”. The financial world has become way too complicated and very secretive.”.

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What Bulldozer Parents are Doing to Our Gen Z Workforce

Let's Grow Leaders

I’ll be honest. I didn’t even know bulldozer parents were a thing until Friday night. When did helicopter parents become bulldozer parents? Are they really bulldozing at work? I had to Google the whole “bulldozer parents” thing after having dinner with some HR execs […].


The Power of Leaders That Do What They Say

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Bethany Andell: “To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.” – Mahatma Gandhi Recently a CEO friend of mine said that the three key ingredients to building a great culture are: 1) belief in the mission, 2) clarity of the vision and 3) having fun while living the values. There is a growing movement in the business world that proves all of these points to be true.

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Why Being Purpose-Driven Is The #1 Influencer Driving Organizational Performance

Six Disciplines

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.

4 Reasons People Don’t Enjoy Work

Leadership Freak

Drucker said, “A man (person) should never be appointed to a managerial position if his vision focuses on people’s weaknesses rather than on their strengths.” “… the defining characteristic of the very best… Continue reading → Leading

Fail Your Way to Freedom

Talent Anarchy 1

Failure. I’m actually pretty good at it. As I reflect on my life, there’s a respectable list of stuff I’ve failed at. First marriage ended in divorce (first of the many grandchildren in my family to get divorced). Been broke and deeply in debt several times.

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How to Manage Up When You Have A Bad Boss 

Lead from Within

A recent Gallup poll found that half the people who leave their jobs do so not because they are working for a bad company but bec ause they are working for a bad boss. If you’re trying to deal with a bad boss, yo u can at least take some comfort in the knowledge that you’re not alone.

8 Steps To High Performance

Eric Jacobson

“Higher performance comes from doing many things well—but some of those things are not in your power to change,” says author Marc Effron. Therefore, he recommends in his new book, 8 Steps to High Performance , that you focus on what you can change and ignore the rest.

7 Easy Ways to Support Your Pastor this Sunday

Ron Edmondson

In 16 years as a pastor, I learned two things well. First, Sunday mornings are a stressful time for pastors. Second, most people who attend church love their church – and love their pastor.

How to Tell Your Team That Organizational Change Is Coming

Harvard Business Review

pm images/Getty Images. From time to time, every leader has to deliver news that is hard for employees to hear. Even when businesses are doing well, organizational and structural change is to be expected , and acquisitions, reorganizations, or policy changes can affect people’s jobs in ways that create feelings of fear, anger, or sorrow. Each employee wonders, “How will this change affect me?” ” or assumes, “Oh, this won’t be good!

5 Step Guide to Personal Development Plans

Great HR leaders are continually looking for new ways to develop their people and build companies that people want to work for. A well-considered Personal Development Plan (PDP) is one huge part of that. Download Paycor's guide today, and learn new tips and best practices to help create effective development plans for your people.

What the Best Nonprofits Know About Strategy

Harvard Business Review

William Andrew/Getty Images. After years of working in tech startups, which strive to transform underdog status into competitive advantage, I dove into the nonprofit world. The contrast was striking: Too few nonprofits use the advantages of their nonprofit status. In doing so, they miss out on a huge opportunity. The nonprofit model has a strategic edge beyond tax exemption, and the best nonprofit leaders learn to leverage it.

Why Great Success Can Bring Out the Worst Parts of Our Personalities

Harvard Business Review

ses/Getty Images. By any measure, Elon Musk is exceptionally successful. Having cofounded and sold PayPal, he quickly moved on to launching a range of ventures with world-changing aspirations for how we generate energy , transport ourselves and our goods, interface with machines, and explore our solar system.

Poor Communicators

Harvard Business Review

Is miscommunication a constant problem at your workplace? In this episode of HBR’s advice podcast, Dear HBR: , cohosts Alison Beard and Dan McGinn answer your questions with the help of Holly Weeks , a lecturer at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and the author of Failure to Communicate.

The Marketing Message That Works with Republicans but Not Democrats

Harvard Business Review

Lee Powers/Getty Images. Luxury goods are instrumental to status signaling — our hope that people will recognize the insignia on a suitcase, or the stitching on a pair of jeans, and see us a certain way. For the $262 billion luxury market, tapping into consumers’ fundamental need for respect or admiration from others is a very powerful tool. It’s no accident that a brand such as Audi invites you to “update your status” by buying its cars.

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.

The Risks and Benefits of Using AI to Detect Crime

Harvard Business Review

Patrick George/Getty Images. Companies are using AI to prevent and detect everything from routine employee theft to insider trading. Many banks and large corporations employ artificial intelligence to detect and prevent fraud and money laundering. Social media companies use machine learning to block illicit content such as child pornography.