Mon.May 03, 2021

Never Say Never: The Importance of Word Choice in Leadership Communication

Leading Blog

L ANGUAGE matters. As I conduct observation coaching with leaders, I watch for how their words resonate with their audience. Does what they say induce fear? Excitement? Do attendees in the meeting cringe at certain words, or do their metaphors generate inspiration?

What is at the core of your leadership?

Lead Change Blog

“Corey, Aaron, and Justin, I would like to have you three be the leaders from our class to represent us. We will be presenting the Twin Towers model to the city for a temporary display.”. Their faces filled with smiles and big bright eyes. Priceless. No one would have used leader to describe these boys. They were in trouble, missed school, and had difficulty in academics. However, in our project-based learning activities following 9-11, they shined bright.


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What’s Going to Happen Next?

Let's Grow Leaders

What’s Going to Happen? – It Will Be Predictably Unpredictable. If only you had a crystal ball to know what’s going to happen. The planning, the decisions, the choices would be so much easier. But you don’t. And those decisions and tradeoffs aren’t easy.

Doing Well By Doing Good With Darrin Williams, CEO Southern Bancorp

N2Growth Blog

Darrin Williams , CEO of Southern Bancorp, may have been a little surprised when a world-class business school professor came knocking at his door. He wasn’t used to that kind of attention deep in the heart of Arkansas. Yet, he could no longer fly under the radar.

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5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

Leadership Identity – Self-Perception Determines How You Lead

Leadership Freak

“We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.” Anonymous* Competence enjoys challenge, but when you see yourself as incompetent, challenge ignites anxiety. Focus on the incompetency of… Continue reading → Leading Personal Growth Power Servant-leadership self perception

Communicating Your Strategic Plan to Employees


You spend hours as a management team working tirelessly on your organization’s strategic plan. Data points are reviewed, the future is envisioned, and words are carefully chosen to describe where you go from here.

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How to Communicate Effectively with Anyone, Anywhere

Skip Prichard

Become a Global Communicator. What is the “blueprint” for global communication? Imagine speeding away from the earth into an astronaut’s perspective, seeing the communication patterns of all the countries in the world, and being able to navigate them as a global communicator.

3 Counterintuitive Tips For More Effective Brainstorming


Avoid these three behaviors to improve your next brainstorming session. Today’s post is by Samuel Sanders, author of Your Next Big Idea (CLICK HERE to get your copy). We’ve all heard of brainstorming, but what exactly is it?

Life And Business Lessons From No One Succeeds Alone

Eric Jacobson

No One Succeeds Alone is the inspiring story of Compass Founder & CEO Robert Reffkin , whose mother, mentors, and search for belonging taught him valuable lessons that anyone with a dream can put into action today to improve their own quality of life.

7 Markers of Great Leadership

Ron Edmondson

There are some markers of great leadership. When all of them are present, stellar leaders are set apart from mediocre leaders. Great leaders are multidimensional.

5 Ways Talent Development Makes Your Company Unbeatable

As an HR leader, your goal for talent development is to create an environment where everyone is motivated and supported to achieve a shared vision of success. By investing in the right software, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide!

Back to Work: Calm Body, Calm Mind

Harvard Business

Why anxiety about adjusting to life and work after the pandemic is normal, and how to address it. Stress Emotional intelligence Work-life balance Audio

Creating Shared Value: An Interview with Becky Schmitt

HR Digest

As a company whose success depends on change management, Cognizant puts a premium on its internal culture.

An Overview of Organizational Leadership and Management – Walonick

Rapid BI

The quest for power has dominated human history. One of the earliest works on the management of power was written by Niccolo Machiavelli, a political advisor to nobles during the early sixteenth century.

Creating a Culture of Quality: An Interview with Beth Galetti

HR Digest

As the COVID-19 crisis takes a sharp turn from government to business, the issue of redefining jobs moves up the agenda.

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!

The Essentials: Giving Feedback

Harvard Business

How to get better at this tough but critical skill. Gender Giving feedback Managing people Audio

A Culture of Quality: An Interview with Laurie Havanec

HR Digest

How to create the future of work? What is the role of HR executives in upskilling the workforce? What advice can a renowned CPO give to aspiring talent? These were only some of the questions The HR Digest discussed with Laurie Havanec, EVP & CPO at CVS Health.

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What Retail Workers’ Attire Communicates to Customers

Harvard Business

Research shows that consumers are more likely to trust and engage with formally dressed employees. What does this mean for masks and social distancing? Organizational culture Digital Article

A Checklist to Help You Grow Your Sales Team

Harvard Business

Six factors to consider. Sales Digital Article

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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!

Break Down Change Management into Small Steps

Harvard Business

Three lessons from Infosys. Change management Digital Article