Tue.Mar 31, 2020

LeadershipNow 140: March 2020 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from March 2020 that you don't want to miss: VIDEO: Series of 1-min videos on fear, connectedness, resilience and more from @JohnBaldoni. Rethinking Managing and Leading in Real-Time by @ArtPetty. Leadership Insight: How to Spot Fear by @KateNasser.

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15 Discussion Topics that Strengthen Teams During Stress

Leadership Freak

15 discussion topics that strengthen teams during stress: What do you admire about your team members? Direct reports? What strengths/skills/attributes does our team have that will help us thrive during the next 30… Continue reading → Leading

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5 Ways You Can Choose To Lead From The Middle

Tanveer Naseer

“As you travel through life, whatever be your goal, keep your eye upon the doughnut and not upon the hole.” – Anonymous Like the hole in the doughnut, it’s easy to look for what’s lacking instead of what’s present. Usually it’s one of the first instincts we have when contemplating.

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Embrace the Distractions

Lead Change Blog

We are social creatures that thrive with connections with others, seeking to exchanges ideas, conversation, and special moments. Heat maps visually display the spread of COVID-19 across the globe. It is this image that truly represents or connection with each other. Is it not ironic that a virus is forcing us to separate from our connectedness? Social distancing is a term I have not heard of until the current events. There are images flashed in the news of creative ways for humans to interact.

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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.

Don’t Put Negatives Under a Microscope – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Focus is really important to leaders. What we study and think about, GROWS. So during difficult times, it’s even more important to be sure that we aren’t focusing on the negative; that we avoid putting negativity under the microscope.

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Calm the Conflict with FaceTime and a Beer

Next Level Blog

In times of crisis, complex decisions often have to be made and implemented quickly. It can be challenging to coordinate and obtain buy-in on those big decisions even when the stakeholders can get in a room together to hash it all out.

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How Change Practitioners Can Be Useful During an Emergency

Change Starts Here

There were no change management plans for this pandemic. And yet, organizations have changed, virtually overnight, because they had to.

The COVID-19 Crisis: It’s Time to Challenge the Status Quo

CEO Insider

Contending with all aspects of COVID-19 is tough, and we’re going to take away many lessons from it. It will be a catalyst for change in numerous systems. We often think of businesses in a different way than how we approach running our lives when, in reality, they shouldn’t be very different.

Working From Home


Working From Home. Everyone has their own style and tendencies. When working from home and communicating virtually within teams, we need to become more aware of our strengths and weaknesses and how to manage them.

We Can’t Let the Pessimism Plague Infect Us As Well

The Practical Leader

Wouldn’t it be nice if we all woke up this morning and the Coronavirus pandemic was a big April Fool’s joke? Unfortunately, it’s not and won’t go away soon. But it will go away.

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.

During this Crisis, Don’t Expect Business as Usual from the Family Enterprise

Strategy Driven

In the last half-century, the pace of change and the many innovations that have reorganized our behavior in no way compare with the unanticipated situation we now face from the coronavirus pandemic.

The Center for Leadership Studies Named to Training Industry Top 20 Leadership Training Companies List for the 5th Year in a Row

The Center For Leadership Studies

Raleigh, NC – March 26, 2020 – Training Industry announced today that The Center for Leadership Studies has been named among its selections for the 2020 Top Training Companies lists for the Leadership Training sector of the learning and development market.

How to Reduce the Anxiety From Your Consulting Firm’s Uncertain Future

David A Fields

Are clients coming back? Are projects canceled or postponed? For how long? Do you need to cut expenses? Fire staff? Change your business model? Join me in a thought experiment to determine your best path forward during these turbulent times.

This Week's Three Tasks For Leaders

Eric Jacobson

Be Decisive A manager who can't make a decision or who can't make a timely decision will frustrate his/her employees. Equally bad, a lack of decision will impede the progress of the manager's team. Some managers make endless requests for data as a way to postpone their having to make a decision.

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HR Benchmark Report: How to Recruit, Coach & Develop Teams

Do you really want a team of all-stars? Instead of trying to hire all Type A high performers, research shows it’s much more effective to hire a mix of personalities. In this report, Paycor will explain why and how to go about assembling, coaching, and developing effective teams at work.

5 Positives for the Church after the Coronavirus Crisis

Ron Edmondson

I think there are some positives for the church that will come through this Coronavirus crisis. Yes, there are tremendous negatives. The costs are mounting. Almost everything we currently count, other than online engagement, will likely be a loss for weeks and perhaps months to come.

10 Tips to Secure Data When Working Remotely

HR Digest

With more and more companies promoting remote working for employees because of the Coronavirus pandemic situation, they should also focus on data security and protection. Working from home means the data being vulnerable with family members around and open to all.

How Working Parents Can Prioritize Sleep

Harvard Business Review

When you think you don’t have time for it is when you need it the most. Health Stress Work-life balance Digital Article

Working Parents, Let Go of the Idea of Balance

Harvard Business Review

A conversation with management professors Stewart Friedman and Alyssa Westring on new approaches for working parents. Work-life balance Career planning Managing yourself Audio

3 Reasons to Invest in a Learning Culture: RECRUIT, RETAIN, ENGAGE

One of the least explored and most effective ways to drive recruiting, retention, and overall employee engagement is to establish a learning culture. If this is an area where you need help (or if you could just use a refresher) let Paycor walk you through actionable tips and insights on how you can develop the learning culture that works best for your business.

Season 5 Is on the Way

Harvard Business Review

Women at Work is back April 13 with stories, conversations, and practical advice about being a woman in the workplace. Gender Audio

What the Shift to Virtual Learning Could Mean for the Future of Higher Ed

Harvard Business Review

Do students really need a four-year residential experience? Education Innovation Managing organizations Digital Article

Controlling the Emotion of Negotiation

Harvard Business Review

Harvard Business School’s Leslie John discusses the importance of asking (and answering) the right questions when negotiating, particularly under emotional stress. Negotiations Stress Decision making Audio

Balancing Work and Elder Care Through the Coronavirus Crisis

Harvard Business Review

Build a routine that works for those you care about — and for you. Work-life balance Managing yourself Stress Digital Article

The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.

7 Questions to Raise Immediately After You’re Laid Off

Harvard Business Review

Nearly half of the U.S. workforce could lose their jobs in the months ahead. Professional transitions Job search Digital Article

Reinventing the Direct-to-Consumer Business Model

Harvard Business Review

Instagram ads and influencer campaigns can only take you so far. Business models Strategy Digital Article