Mon.Jan 25, 2021

Leadership U: The Six Degrees of Leadership

Leading Blog

T O LEAD people from one place to another in good times and in challenging ones requires a framework like the one presented in Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison’s concise book, Leadership U: Accelerating Through the Crisis Curve. The framework is called, The Six Degrees of Leadership.

Vision Block: 5 Barriers to Crafting a Compelling Vision

Lead Change Blog

Unlike Mission, Vision is “seeing” language. But sometimes we cannot…or will not see. Something blurs or blocks our vision. More than ever in recent history we need leaders with a clear vision. Leaders to guide us forward. What stands in the way of having a clear, compelling vision? 1) INSECURITY “I am not a good vision caster – it is just not my area of expertise!”. Some leaders mistakenly believe that vision casting means rah-rah cheerleading and “let’s take the hill!” rally cries.


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The Forgotten Tool for Improved Remote Work Communications

Kevin Eikenberry

When I was a kid, many kids spent hours talking on the phone. Now, kids the same age spend hours on their phones too. But more likely, they are texting rather than talking. When I first joined the workforce, I spent lots of time on the phone.

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5 Must-Do Steps to Share Expectations With Your Team


You’re off and running in the New Year. Deadlines are looming. You’re busy planning and setting responsibilities. With so much going on every day, are you forgetting to share your expectations with your employees? Are you simply assuming your staff understands what you expect of them?

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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!

Psychological Safety or More Courage? What Your Team Needs Now.

Let's Grow Leaders

Psychological safety pioneer, Dr. Amy Edmonson discusses the difference between psychological safety and courage at work, and why both are so critical in our teams right now. An excerpt from her foreword of Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, […].

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How to Use Story to Fuel Vitality

Leadership Freak

Admiration is energy. Your story is the channel of vitality. My story: My people were farmers on both sides. Dad’s family grew potatoes. Mom’s family milked cows. Mom and dad took over the… Continue reading → Leading Success

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Why Leaders Can No Longer Ignore Their Employees’ Social Media Content.

CEO Insider

Business leaders everywhere can no longer afford to ignore what their employees are saying on social media. Here’s why. There’s just too much valuable information shared by your people that impacts your organization’s climate.

Listening is the Most Important skill a Leader can have.

Brigette Hyacinth

Listening is the most important skill a leader can master. It is the basis of so many other skills and traits that make up a leader. However, it is a tough skill to master as it requires us to be more present, attentive, engaged, open and flexible.

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8 Tips for a Smooth Auditing Process

Strategy Driven

After you file your small or midsize business’s taxes for the year, you think you’re done with taxes. However, sometimes you’re contacted about the process that most business owners dread: an audit.

Employees are a company’s greatest Asset!

Brigette Hyacinth

Employees are a company’s greatest asset. Yet many companies treat their employees poorly. Sadly, our system has fallen into a self-reinforcing command loop construct as follows: Increase shareholder value at all costs without regard for the human factor.

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!

Essential Elements Of A Business Website in 2021

Strategy Driven

Early adopters of the internet will remember just how odd our early engagements with the web were. While there was increasing access to the web from the middle of the 1990s, Google didn’t arrive until 1998, and wasn’t in particularly widespread usage for a while after that.

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No matter how educated, talented, or rich you are, how you TREAT OTHERS ultimately tells all.

Brigette Hyacinth

According to Gallup’s research, 85% of employees are not engaged or actively disengaged at work. One reason for this is, many employees feel like their boss does not respect or appreciate them. The truth is great leaders don’t talk down to their employees or make them feel inferior.

Feedback For Staff Is Essential, Now More Than Ever

Strategy Driven

Among all the challenges that work from home poses, the challenge of having a feedback call when employees and managers work from home should be noted.

A Truly Great Boss is hard to find, difficult to leave and impossible to forget.

Brigette Hyacinth

A former manager of mine once told me, “If I am going down, you are going down with me.” That was in relation to having a bad sales quarter. From that point on, there was no need to pay attention to her.

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.

Five Ways To Increase Productivity During Business Expansion

Strategy Driven

Every business aims to achieve and surpass its annual goals. The growth and expansion measure achievement of goals in entrepreneurship. It is a challenging task to steer your company through a new business opportunity.

"Exposed: The Financial Matrix" by Orrin Woodward

Chris Brady

What follows is the Foreword I wrote for Orrin Woodward’s latest book. It’s a great read, and obviously one I would highly recommend. Congratulations on picking up this book. I guarantee you have. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].

Communication Levels- Importance of Quality Communication Channels

Strategy Driven

Communication is an integral part of any business’s operations and growth. Employees understand their roles, coordinate with one another, and operations run more smoothly. There are different levels of communication ranging from an upward, lateral and downward movement of information.

Seven Tough Questions Leaders Ask Their Teams

Eric Jacobson

High-functioning and effective teams can disagree and still produce excellent products and results. Team members can also disagree and still care about each other. And, they can challenge each other to think differently. Best-selling leadership book authors Scott J.

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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.

Top Tips on How to Reduce Your Debt in 2021

Strategy Driven

While the coronavirus may have had a dramatic impact on household finances in the UK, it only really accelerated a trend for rising debt levels that was already prevalent nationwide. More specifically, people in the UK owed an estimated £1,688.5

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A Constant Challenge: Whether to Initiate Change or Not

Ron Edmondson

Whether to initiate change or not is a constant leadership challenge all leaders face on a regular basis. . Personally, I love continual improvement. I am someone who actually enjoys change. If things stay the same too long I get bored and begin looking for a new challenge.

5 Tips for Work from Home Parents

HR Digest

Five tips for work from home parents who want to maintain productivity by creating a distraction-free workspace. The coronavirus situation has forced a large part of the workforce to work from home.

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5 New Year’s Resolutions to Make Your Business Culture a Winner


Meeting company goals begins with employees and managers working well together. Mark McClain shares his advice for improving business culture in 2021. Today’s post is by Mark McClain, CEO of SailPoint and the ForbesBooks author of Joy and Success at Work: Building Organizations that Don’t Suck (the Life Out of People) (CLICK HERE to get your copy). New Year’s resolutions are not only for individuals but businesses too.

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.

Addressing Resiliency & "Self-Care" with Your Workforce.

Anese Cavanaugh

I recently had a conversation with an executive team who wanted to work on ways to make their culture feel better right now. People are tired, they're trying to connect remotely and do their jobs while walking their dogs and managing their kids' Zoom rooms, workload is high, connection is low, and presence is extra tricky right now. This organization was particularly interested in exploring ways to build resiliency and create a healthy culture now in this new business environment.

How to Stay Motivated When You’re (Still) Stuck at Home

Harvard Business

You’re tired, mad, and lonely. So, what can you do about it? Stress Productivity Managing yourself Digital Article

Finding Direction When You’re Feeling Lost

Harvard Business

A five-part framework to help you navigate. Managing yourself Retirement Psychology Digital Article

When Every Employee Is a Risk Manager

Harvard Business

Lessons from Switzerland’s electricity network. Risk management Digital Article

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.

Bridging the Gap Between Me & My Team

Harvard Business

A senior executive must learn how to bridge the generational and racial differences between him and his team. Coaching Generational issues Race Audio

Why Did Companies Take So Long to Divest from White Supremacy?

Harvard Business

Even some that claimed a commitment to diversity tacitly (and financially) supported causes and rhetoric that led to the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Race Government Digital Article