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Leading Thoughts for February 22, 2024

Leading Blog

I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Christina Maslach and Michael P. Leiter on the source of burnout: “We believe burnout is the result of a mismatch between employee and workplace. Burnout is best conceptualized as a relationship problem—an issue with the fit, or match, between the person and the job.

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How Do I Build Better Leadership Trust on my Team

Let's Grow Leaders

Insights on Leadership Trust from Stephen M.R. Covey Leadership trust begets trust. “It’s possible to have two trustworthy people working together, both trustworthy and yet, no trust between them.” – Stephen M.R. Covey. I was delighted to have this important conversation with Stephen M. R. Covey where we both keynoted the Northview Church LEADS Conference.

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7 Ways to Prepare for One-On-Ones Like a Pro

Leadership Freak

Beginnings shape endings. Lack of preparation allows toxic habits to contaminate one-on-ones. Poorly done one-on-ones are a destructive waste of time. Don't bother having one-on-ones if you aren't going to prepare. Here are 7 ways to prepare for one-on-ones like a pro.

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7 Ways Successful Leaders Can Create a Culture of Diverse Thinking

Lead from Within

Successful leaders understand that a culture of diverse thinking fosters innovation, problem-solving, and ultimately, business growth. Here seven effective strategies that successful leaders can employ to create and nurture a culture of diverse thinking within their teams. Lead by Example: Effective leaders lead by example, and this applies to promoting diverse thinking as well.

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How to Build the Ideal HR Team

HR doesn’t exist in a vacuum. This work impacts everyone: from the C-Suite to your newest hire. It also drives results. Learn how to make it all happen in Paycor’s latest guide.

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Collaboration vs. Competition: Finding the Balance in Business Relationships

Strategy Driven

From strong carrier relationships to strategic social media brand alliances, business relationships are an interesting thing. Take the balance between collaboration and competition for example. Multiple factors (money, culture, consumers, personalities, office space, etc) means it can be especially tricky. Here are 3 tips for you: Playing to Each Other’s Strengths Collaborating based on strengths means you’re making the most of what each party does best.

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What’s the view in your company of people taking company time off to volunteer for non-profit causes?


Our reader poll today asks: What’s the view in your company of people taking company time off to volunteer for non-profit causes? We encourage it strongly and have programs to support it 53.39% We encourage it but don’t have formal programs 17.80% We’re okay with it but it needs to be limited 14.84% We tolerate it but don’t really like to do it 4.23% We discourage it and only support it in extreme cases 1.69% We prohibit it.

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The Power of Moral Support

The Horizons Tracker

We all know that love and encouragement can make us feel better. But can they also make us perform better, especially when big money is on the line? A recent study from University College London looked into this by studying something unique in the world of football. They found that having fans and moral support can make a massive difference in how well a team plays.

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It’s About Time

CEO Insider

When a new year begins, we think of it as a fresh start. It’s when we claim we will break negative habits, replace them with positive ones, and set goals for the year. Sixty days (or what seems like 5 minutes) later, we may be off track. On one hand, we still have ten months […] The post It’s About Time appeared first on CEOWORLD magazine.

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Policymakers Should Beware Thinking Social Media Is Representative

The Horizons Tracker

When it comes to gauging public opinion, policymakers have increasingly been relying on social media to get real-time feedback on their work. While this has undoubted temptations, research from Dartmouth suggests that social media may not provide a representative sample. Unlike surveys, which aim to gather opinions from different kinds of people that are similar to the overall population, it’s important to know that social media doesn’t accurately represent everyone.

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RELP – Episode 86 – Stretch Yourself as a Leader

Ron Edmondson

In this episode of The Ron Edmondson Leadership Podcast Ron and Chandler Vannoy share some ways to stretch yourself as a leader. If you want to grow as a leader, you’ll need to stretch – stretch yourself. We have a few suggestions. In this episode, stretch yourself as a leader. Show notes: We love hearing from leaders who enjoy these podcasts.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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The Mental Health Of The Workforce Suffers During A Company Crisis

The Horizons Tracker

When a company goes through tough financial times, more workers start using antidepressant medications, according to research from Tilburg University. Losing one’s job during such times is a big reason for this, but even people who keep their jobs are more likely to feel depressed. To tackle the emotional and financial problems caused by economic crises, the author suggests that we should do more to help people’s mental health during these tough times.

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Starbucks Workers United Gains Support: 21 Stores File Petitions With the NLRB

HR Digest

The Starbucks Workers United Union saw more than 21 Starbucks stores file a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) with the intention to join the union. That adds up to 400 new workers ready to join the Starbucks Union drive. Starbucks has been very overtly steadfast in its stance against the unionization of its workforce in a similar way to SpaceX and Tesla, if not as vocal, but the tide seems to be turning against them as more workers speak up.

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What Are My Priorities?

Roundtable Talk

In our latest leadership report, we discuss the challenge of prioritizing in our fourth challenge facing leaders today, “What Are My Priorities?” What Are My Priorities? When things feel particularly chaotic my colleague, Leah, likes to refer to the title of the 2022 movie Everything Everywhere All at Once. I haven’t seen the movie, but […] The post What Are My Priorities?

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How a Well-Executed Social Initiative Strengthens Your Brand

Harvard Business Review

In the modern competitive business environment, innovative social initiatives offer a unique avenue for growth, customer loyalty, and employee engagement, often overlooked by organizations. Traditional social efforts like standard volunteering and environmental goals lack impact due to their inability to establish a unique and emotionally engaging identity.

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The Complete People Management Toolkit

From welcoming new team members to tough termination decisions, each employment lifecycle phase requires a balance of knowledge, empathy & legal diligence.

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How Co-Leaders Succeed

Harvard Business Review

Co-leadership, where an executive, department, or team leadership role is shared, can result in more creative and strategic problem solving and wiser decision making. But it can also lead to unhealthy game playing in the pursuit of dominance and positioning for the next role, resulting in organizational misalignment, inertia, and confusion. It doesn’t have to be this way.

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The EU’s AI Act and How Companies Can Achieve Compliance

Harvard Business Review

The EU’s forthcoming AI Act imposes requirements on companies designing and/or using AI in the European Union, and backs it up with stiff penalties. Companies need to analyze where they might fail to be compliant and then operationalize or implement the requisite steps to close the gaps in a way that reflects internal alignment. For most companies, that won’t be easy.