Mon.Jul 27, 2020

Strategic Resilience

Lead Change Blog

President Franklin Roosevelt is credited with saying a smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. As optimistic as this tough times don’t last, but tough people do sentiment is, it doesn’t diminish the fact that many a sailor experiences acute queasiness when circumnavigating billowing whitecaps. Notwithstanding occasional nausea, what is it that contributes to interpreting rough waters as an invitation to experience new levels of success? Strategic Resilience.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Hamilton The Musical

Joseph Lalonde

Hamilton the musical has taken the world by storm. Theaters and playhouses have sold out of the record-breaking play about the life of Alexander Hamilton (Lin-Manuel Miranda). Recently released on Disney Plus, Hamilton was recorded live in New York City in 2016.

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Questions to Make Your Virtual Meetings More Effective

Kevin Eikenberry

Few consider meetings the highlight of their workday – more probably consider it the bane of their work life. It is true that meetings, while important and potentially useful, aren’t always very good. Sadly, now that most meetings are being held virtually, it hasn’t gotten any better.

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Why Courageous Cultures are More Important Now than Ever (and more)

Let's Grow Leaders

No more safe silence – build courageous cultures for a brighter, bolder future We’ve spent the past three years researching, interviewing, and working with leaders of big and fast-growing companies, nonprofits, and government organizations around the globe to bring you Courageous Cultures: […].

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

American Cancer Society Hosts Virtual Connection Culture Training

Michael Lee Stallard

Katie Stallard and I were delighted to see the reaction to the virtual training we did to kick off the American Cancer Society’s virtual Leadership Institute Network Series.

What Makes Some Leaders Ugly and Others Beautiful

Leadership Freak

“Personal beauty is a greater recommendation than any letter of reference.” ” Aristotle It doesn’t matter how much jewelry you put in a pig’s snout. It still stinks. Unattractive people can be like gentle… Continue reading → Leading Growth Leadership Development

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Women Make Better Leaders, Especially in a Crisis

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

The time has come to better support women in leadership (and more “feminine” traits in all) because women make better leaders. Guest Post by Mary Key. The post Women Make Better Leaders, Especially in a Crisis appeared first on Seapoint Center for Collaborative Leadership.

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Leading in the Time Frames of Mind

Next Level Blog

What verb tense is your mind spending most of its time in – present, past or future? How about the members of your team – what time frame are their minds working in?

Who’s the Better Communicator? Introverts or Extroverts?


The answer here might surprise you. Both can be effective communicators, if they understand the implications of their preference, and flex their style. The variables to consider are about the quality and quantity of communications. How to Be a More Effective Introvert.

3 Things That Will Make Your Offices Way More Comfortable

Strategy Driven

Working in an uncomfortable environment can be tedious and unenjoyable. If you are too hot, you can become lethargic and tired. If, on the other hand, you are too cold, then it can be incredibly challenging to focus on the task at hand.

COVID & the Future of Work: Insights from Paycor’s C-Suite

In Paycor’s newest report, our Chief Executive and Group Leaders consider how your clients will recruit, manage their workforce, optimize benefits, and foster employee experience in the new normal of 2020 and beyond. For actionable insights and tips download and share our guide with your clients!

Creating Galaxies Not Pyramids


The top-down hierarchical structure of organizations is limited and outdated. Here are four tips for leaders to adjust their strategic planning process to support a networked model. Today’s post is by Chris Yates, author of Share (CLICK HERE to get your copy).

Recession Survival Tips: How Your Business Can Come Out Stronger

Strategy Driven

Did you know that almost 18 million people were unemployed in the USA in June 2020? The ongoing fight against the Coronavirus has led to unpreceded financial losses and a bleak outlook for the future. If you are a business owner you are no doubt interested in recession survival.

How to write Welcome Back to Office messages

HR Digest

Welcome employees back to the office with good wishes and motivational messages to inspire them for the regular work and tasks ahead! The pandemic has forced people to work from home for almost every employee in organizations, due to social distancing rules and policies.

How Transparency Can Benefit Your Organization

Strategy Driven

Transparency in communication has become more common in all sorts of enterprises. In the nonprofit and responsible profit sector, candor and authenticity are considered high value. Customer loyalty tends to increase when there’s an emphasis on transparency.

Why HR Technology Matters Now More Than Ever

When a crisis hits, HR technology gives business leaders the data, tools, and support to make important business decisions quickly. In this report, Josh Bersin breaks down the 4 key benefits of HR tech and demonstrates through case studies how business leaders can leverage it to solve problems and grow. Download this report to learn more!

How Much Is Bad Sleep Hurting Your Career?

Harvard Business

What science tells us about the long-term effects. Health Productivity Digital Article

How to Improve Your Entrepreneurial Skills

Strategy Driven

Being your own boss may sound like a novelty, but it can be a challenging career path. Although aspiring entrepreneurs may have a concrete vision and idea for a potential business, there are vital skills needed to turn that concept into a reality.

“Woke-Washing” Your Company Won’t Cut It

Harvard Business

How businesses can really follow through on their statements of solidarity. Diversity Organizational culture Digital Article

How to Streamline Your Business and Reduce Expenses

Strategy Driven

Streamlining is in every business’s best interest. Operating a clunky business is costly. You need to pay to keep all the essential components together and juggle with operations. It’s a nightmare both for outright costs and for time wasted.

Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

How to Get More from Your Social Media Partner

Harvard Business

Tips for building a more effective partnership with a social media agency. Marketing Branding Social platforms Digital Article

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How to Lower Your Small Business’s Operating Costs

Strategy Driven

It can be difficult yet rewarding to keep a small business up and running. There’s a lot of work that goes into keeping things out of the red. Whether you’re looking to reopening or just need to cut down your current operating costs, there’s much a small business owner can do.

How to Find the Best Prices for Your Old Gadgets

Strategy Driven

With so many of us holding on to several devices all at once, this is a little bit of extra money that you can make by selling your items with an online retailer. With several older gadgets still holding value, it is an opportunity to make money as a result.

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The Best Marketing Strategies for Young Companies

Strategy Driven

Young companies should have only one thing on their mind: growth. Growth is almost always achieved by getting new customers, and new customers are almost always achieved by reasonable, effective marketing. That’s why marketing is such an essential thing for startups to nail.

9 Ways to Manage Costs and Prepare for Future Growth

SMB leaders are working day and night to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Successfully managing it requires the CFO and HR leader to make complex decisions quickly, without rushing into an uncoordinated response. Foremost among these decisions will be cost containment. The way organizations manage costs now will determine how well they perform during and after COVID-19. Download our guide and start preparing for the future today.