Wed.Jan 20, 2021

Becoming a Kick-Ass Leader

Lead Change Blog

Sooner or later, every leader runs into a wall of incompetence, weakness, or hubris. When that happens, do you derail from being a leader or learn from scraping your knees?

Unethical Leadership: Beliefs of Convenience

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton. Sometimes leaders believe things that aren't true because they haven't taken time to investigate the truth. In other cases, they may have trusted someone who has misled them.

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Top 10 Leadership Biz Cafe Podcast Episodes Of 2020

Tanveer Naseer

As we work on new episodes for 2021, I wanted to take a look back and review what were the Top 10 episodes from our podcast in 2020. Although last year was a very challenging year for so many of us, it was also a pivotal year for this leadership. Click to continue reading.

5 Powers of Purpose: Lessons from a Toothbrush

Leadership Freak

Yesterday, with the toothbrush in my mouth, I asked myself, “Why do you brush your teeth?” ” ‘Why’ connects purpose to action. Why brush your teeth: Prevent cavities. Avoid bad breath. Keep your teeth.… … Continue reading → Leading

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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 Do I Deal With a Suspected Two-Faced Leader?

Let's Grow Leaders

When you’re a manager of managers, one of the most important parts of your job is to know the managers on your team are leading well. Which can be tricky. Because every now and then you run into a two-faced leader, who […]. The post How Do I Deal With a Suspected Two-Faced Leader?

3 Steps to Exert Your Influence

leaderCommunicator

When you don’t have position power in a situation, or don’t want to use your position power, which is almost always the wise choice, you need to use your influence. What is Influence? Influence is the ability to impact or change how a person thinks, feels, or acts.

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Leadership Lessons CEOs Can Take From 2020

CEO Insider

No one predicted what happened last year. Our vocabulary expanded, our world view was altered, and for many, the way and where we work changed. While some would like to forget 2020 and just move on, wise CEOs know there are rich lessons to be found in challenging and painful experiences.

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Should Your Business Pay Home Office Costs For Remote Employees?

Strategy Driven

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced so many businesses to adopt remote working overnight. While there are a lot of benefits to remote working and it’s much safer for everybody right now, there are some challenges for your employees.

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Life Lessons Interview with Mike Figliuolo

thoughtLEADERS, LLC

Mike Figliuolo, thoughtLEADERS’ Managing Director, recently sat down with Jinky Diola of WorldClassPerformer.com to share some life stories, tactics, and experiences. Read the full interview below.

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Can Your Business Handle A Disaster?

Strategy Driven

Mother Nature is a fearless beast. She throws fire, blows wind and sends floods, and we have to be ready for it all. Depending on where you are located, you may face one or all of these different natural disasters and if you aren’t careful, you could lose your business because of them.

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!

Exit Rich

Eric Jacobson

Next week brings the new book, Exit Rich, The 6 P Method To Sell Your Business For High Profit , by Michelle Seiler Tucker and Sharon Lechter. Read this invaluable book if you are an entrepreneur or business owner preparing to sell your business.

3 Tips to Take Charge of Your Finances

Strategy Driven

If you feel as though you’re not doing enough to save and plan for the future, you’re probably right that you could be doing more. It’s surprisingly common for people to let years elapse before making any life changes that will affect their financial status.

Bit by Innocent Bit, Are You Becoming a Sincere Hypocrite?

The Practical Leader

Most leaders don’t live by the motto: “do what I say, not what I do.” ” Their apparent hypocritical behavior is innocent and sincere. They simply don’t know that their actions are seen as out of step with their words.

Pros And Cons Of Letting Employees Work Remotely

Strategy Driven

In recent months there has been an increase in employees working remotely. This has largely been instigated by the pandemic crisis, and employers the world over are now getting the opportunity to see how remote working is possible for them.

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.

Can ventilation help fight against the spread of COVID-19 and help us think better?

Rapid BI

Can a colourless, odourless gas impact the spread of the COVID-19 virus and our ability to think and problem solve? Can ventilation help in the fight against the spread of COVID-19? In my madness, I decided to start a new B2C business in the middle of COVID-19.

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Little Things Go a Long Way: 10 Ways Great Employers Set Themselves Apart From the Rest

Strategy Driven

Really quick now, how well do you treat your employees? How happy are they working for your business? Guess what, if they’re not happy, how well do you think they’ll perform? How much attention to detail will they give to their work? How long are they going to hang around?

Fast or Slow – Making Decisions as a Leader

Ron Edmondson

As leaders, we constantly have to make decisions. Every day there are decisions made, which impact our teams and mission. In my experience, usually there are two immediate considerations when I am presented with the the opportunity to make decisions – fast or slow.

4 Tools To Enhance Health & Safety At Work

Strategy Driven

When you’re running a company, you must follow the correct health and safety procedures, to keep your staff members safe. Depending on what type of company you run, the safety concerns will be different.

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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.

Does Your Definition of Leadership Exclude Women of Color?

Harvard Business

Traditional criteria leave too many qualified leaders behind. Race Leadership Diversity Digital Article

What makes a good investor pitch?

Strategy Driven

Pitching your startup to investors is a nerve-wracking experience for everyone. Even the great business leaders of today like Elon Musk and Bill Gates have had to stand in front of a group of investors, and ask them for money.

3 Actions CEOs Must Take to Uphold U.S. Democracy

Harvard Business

Dissolve corporate PACs, end lobbying, and advocate for legislative reform. National competitiveness Social responsibility Government Digital Article

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10 Fresh Ways to Write ‘Please Find Attached’

HR Digest

A while ago, we had a reader asking about the expression “please find attached”: I see work emails with this sentence, or some variation, frequently and it always seems incorrect to read. Please find attached a copy of the resume you requested.”. Is there a less-chunky alternative to this phrase?

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.

Your Star Employee Just Quit. Will Others Follow?

Harvard Business

How managers can avoid a mass exodus. Leadership & Managing people Employee retention Motivating people Digital Article

PACs and SPACs!

Harvard Business

Felix, Rebecca, and Mihir debate the role of corporations in politics and the rise of special purpose acquisition companies. Financial markets Policy Social responsibility Audio

Sephora’s Deborah Yeh: Unconscious Bias in Retail and Marketing

Harvard Business

What we can learn from Sephora’s Chief Marketing Officer about stereotypes and unconscious bias at work. Race Diversity Sales & Marketing Audio

Can a Tiny Hedge Fund Push ExxonMobile Towards Sustainability?

Harvard Business

If so, it could embolden a new generation of activist investors. Sustainability Corporate governance Digital Article

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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.