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Think Outside the Building

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S YSTEMIC SOCIAL ISSUES cannot be solved by a few people working in isolation. They can be better addressed by breaking out of traditional approaches and collaborating with others. Rosabeth Moss Kanter likens these traditional approaches to castles.

4 Reasons Leaders Need To Slow Down

Joseph Lalonde

Do you feel like you never have enough time? By the time you solve one business problem, another issue raises its ugly head. You never have enough time to slow down. You may feel like you have to run around like the Flash from the Justice League. Rushing from one emergency to the other.

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How to Energize a Team that’s Lost Heart

Leadership Freak

Everything’s hard when you lose heart. Fearful people play-it-safe. “Fatigue makes cowards of us all.” Vince Lombardi If your team lost enthusiasm, what are you going to change about yourself? What did you… Continue reading → Encouragement energy Teams Leadership Development

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The Leadership Problem with Passion

Let's Grow Leaders

Passion is good. Passion for your customers, passion for excellence, and the team’s passion to support one another all lead to great results. But there’s a dangerous problem with passion that can undermine your culture and ruin your leadership. In this […].

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.

Weekly Round-Up: 12 Methods to Fix Communication Problems, Building Trust in Leaders, Develop Vision Before Strategy, Expose the Problem, Open Your Organization to Honest Conversations


Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts.

How To Be The Leader You Want To Be

Eric Jacobson

“By focusing in specific ways on five key leadership elements— Purpose, Process, People, Presence, and Peace —you can increase your time, capacity, energy, and ultimately your leadership impact,” explains Amy Jen Su , author of the book, The Leader You Want To Be: Five Essential Principles for Bringing Out Your Best Self—Every Day.

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CEO Spotlight: Mark Holyoake, CEO of Oakvest Holdings

CEO Insider

Why Professional Mentorship is a Highly Underrated Business Tool

Strategy Driven

If you’ve never heard of a mentorship program, look no further. Mentorship programs are often overlooked by business owners because they’re seen as an expense instead of a beneficial investment. You should understand the importance of mentorship because it will help you and your company.

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CEO Spotlight: Nina Vaca, CEO at Pinnacle Group

CEO Insider

Nina Vaca is the Chairman and CEO of Pinnacle Group, a Dallas-based workforce solutions provider. Over the past 19 years, Vaca has propelled the company forward, transforming it into the workforce solutions powerhouse it is today.

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Can Your Employees Sue You for Emotional Distress

Strategy Driven

Any business should consider the mental wellbeing of its employees. Work is stressful enough without people having to deal with the outrageous behaviors of others. Major depression and burnout cost companies billions of dollars every year.

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.

CEO Spotlight: Angela Roberts, CEO of U.S. Money Reserve

CEO Insider

Angela Roberts is the Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Money Reserve. Money Reserve is not just one of the largest private distributors of U.S. government-issued gold, silver and platinum coins, but it is the only company in the precious metal industry being led by a female CEO.

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Inclusive and Innovative HR Policies for Disabled Workforce

HR Digest

Employees with disabilities bring a diverse, new, and unique talent and perspective to the workplace. The disabled workforce is sadly underemployed in today's politically correct world.

CEO Spotlight: How Yanni Hufnagel’s Freshly-Squeezed Venture Is Changing the Beverage Industry – Lemon Perfect

CEO Insider

Throughout the previous few generations, educated consumers began to develop a clear and concise understanding of the importance of a healthy and well-balanced diet.

Present Your Data Like a Pro

Harvard Business Review

Demystify the numbers. Your audience will thank you. Data Presentations 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.

Why “De-growth” Shouldn’t Scare Businesses

Harvard Business Review

There’s opportunity in an economy that produces and consumes less. Growth strategy Sustainability Customers Economics & Society Digital Article

How to Mend a Work Relationship

Harvard Business Review

Three ways to rebound after a conflict. Conflict Difficult conversations Emotional intelligence Digital Article

Why Power Couples Need to Talk More About Power

Harvard Business Review

Take time to be curious about each other’s ambitions — professional or otherwise. Work-life balance Managing yourself Emotional intelligence Digital Article

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