Mon.Oct 07, 2019

Stephen Schwarzman’s 25 Rules for Work & Life

Leading Blog

B LACKSTONE chairman, CEO, and co-founder Stephen Schwarzman has written a book about the potential that can be realized when you combine personal responsibility with ambition.

Shifting Your Time Horizon – The Power of Maintaining a Future Focus

Kevin Eikenberry

I love it when one skill or habit creates benefits in multiple ways. If you could build a skill that helped you in strategic thinking, problem solving, and productivity, would you be interested in developing that skill? That skill is maintaining a future focus.

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The 10 Commandments of Empowerment

Leadership Freak

Top-down empowerment programs reflect the reason they’re needed in the first place. Disconnected leaders develop ineffective empowerment programs in secluded conference rooms.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Joseph Lalonde

Stine’s Goosebump book series was once again brought to life in Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween. Once again, an R.L. Stine manuscript wreaks havoc in a small town. This time, the town is Wardenclyffe, New York. The town Nikola Tesla built the Wardenclyffe Tower.

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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.

6 Reasons to Give Your Team Better Executive Exposure

Let's Grow Leaders

You want to give your team executive exposure but you’ve learned the hard way that it can backfire. After all, not all executive exposure is good exposure. It can be tempting to hold back visibility in an effort to protect, you or […].

Introverts Don’t Hate People


One of the most common responses that I get when I tell people I wrote a book about networking is a simple, “Oh…well I’m an introvert…so that probably doesn’t work for me.” And over time, I’ve learned to answer that excuse with a trick question. Well, do you hate people?”.

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Aim Higher: Servant Leaders Help People with Life Issues

Skip Prichard

Make Helping Others A Mission. When I first became a CEO, I realized that there are many misconceptions about the true power of the office.

Introverts Don’t Hate People


One of the most common responses that I get when I tell people I wrote a book about networking is a simple, “Oh…well I’m an introvert…so that probably doesn’t work for me.” And over time, I’ve learned to answer that excuse with a trick question. Well, do you hate people?”.

Customer Satisfaction and The Deming Way at Gallery Furniture

Deming Institute

Guest post by John Hunter , founder of (in 1996). This short interview with Jim McIngvale (Mattress Mack), owner of Gallery Furniture, explores Deming’s continued influence on the management practices of Gallery Furniture.

A Leadership Case—Mistake or a Lack of Discipline? What Would You Do?

Management Excellence

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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.

Embrace Change To Grow

Eric Jacobson

Change is inevitable. Change is good. Help your employees and team learn to embrace change.

Dealing With Critics

RapidStart Leadership

Any time we venture out of our comfort zones, it can feel like we’re sticking out, vulnerable to criticism. Someone is likely to say something. Here's how to deal with the criticism when it comes. The post Dealing With Critics appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

Resilience: From Corporate America to the Bobsled Track

Experience to Lead

Lauren Gibbs seems fearless. When you watch her TEDx talk, it’s easy to think she’s effortlessly courageous and resilient. Hearing her reflect back on her experience of becoming an Olympic silver medalist in bobsled, it sounds like she took the huge leap from her 6-figure corporate job to the U.S.

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A Leadership Case—Mistake or a Lack of Discipline? What Would You Do?

Art Petty

The most difficult and impactful decisions in a leader's life are the people decisions. Drawing from examples in the military, a leader has to assess whether an issue was a mistake or a lack of discipline. One merits second chances and the other demands more aggressive action.

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.

The Principles of Agile Planning

Strategy Driven

Agile methodology has taken the IT industry by the storm, and now it’s spreading to other sectors. Many companies have managed to gain an edge tapping into its transformative power. The benefits linked to adoption are indeed many, but there’s just one problem.

Four Lessons in Employee Engagement We Can Learn from Nature


Taking a few lessons from Nature about how to keep and engage employees. Today’s post is by Dr. Kathleen E. Allen, author of Leading from the Roots (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Most organizations struggle with generating authentic employee engagement. There is an unlikely teacher, however, that can provide some interesting strategies on creating […]. This is only the beginning of the thought. Please click the article headline above or go to [link] for more. Books Guest Blogger Leadershi

7 People Every Young Professional Needs to Get Ahead

Nathan Magnuson

My colleague Ann challenged my thinking recently. As she transitioned into a new CEO role, she reflected, “Other people have paved a way for us to succeed in ways we probably don’t realize.” I bristled at first because I wanted to believe most of my success was self-made.

7 Ways a Leader Avoids Criticism

Ron Edmondson

The title is a little misleading. The only way I know of to avoid criticism as a leader – Is to not be a leader. Many in leadership positions default to what I call “The Safe Zone” to attempt avoiding criticism. But it’s not really that safe.).

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.

How to get your seasonal job search strategy right

HR Digest

A lot of companies are preparing for making their big push for seasonal hiring. If you’re thinking that means only retail and holiday-related jobs, then you’re wrong.

Introducing Season Four

Harvard Business Review

Women at Work is back Oct. 14 with stories, conversations, and practical advice about being a woman in the workplace. Expect to hear from us every Monday for the next couple of months. Our theme music is Matt Hill’s “City In Motion,” provided by Audio Network. Gender Audio

Social Anxiety and Success

Harvard Business Review

We’re often told that to succeed in the workplace, you need to bring your A game, play office politics, and network nonstop. But how do you do that when you suffer from social anxiety? Host Morra Aarons-Mele speaks with Ellen Hendriksen, a clinical psychologist, and Arvind Rajan, the CEO of Cricket Health and a former executive at LinkedIn. Communication Networking Health Audio

Why Some Rules Are More Likely to Be Broken

Harvard Business Review

And how to write regulations that people actually follow. Managing organizations Organizational culture Regulation 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.

Will a Bachelor’s Degree Matter as Much for Gen Z?

Harvard Business Review

Faster and cheaper pathways to good first jobs are emerging. Education Disruptive innovation Developing employees Educational Institutions Digital Article

Why Companies Do “Innovation Theater” Instead of Actual Innovation

Harvard Business Review

They put too much focus on process and not enough on product. Innovation Organizational culture Digital Article

Research: People Want Their Employers to Talk About Mental Health

Harvard Business Review

Nearly 60% of employees have never discussed their mental health at work. Health Organizational culture Stress Digital Article