Thu.Nov 14, 2019

Encore Video Series #4: How do I get executive buy-in for my leadership initiatives?

Kevin Eikenberry

Like many of the questions that we get, the question I am answering in the video below is an “influence” question. How do I get executive buy-in for my leadership initiatives?

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3 Lessons from the Gratitude Project

Leadership Freak

I’m keeping a gratitude journal until November 28, 2019. Every evening or morning I use a pen to express thanks for three things in a journal. 3 Lessons from the Gratitude Project #1.… … Continue reading → Gratitude Leadership Development

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How to Encourage Your Team When Results are Disappointing

Let's Grow Leaders

What do you do when everyone gets an “A” for effort, but the results are disappointing? How do you encourage your team while building a recovery plan? 6 Ways to Encourage Your Team When Results Are Disappointing It’s easy to lead when […].

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Leaders: Where Are Your Best Ideas Born? The Power Of Incubation

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Roger L. Firestien, PhD : I’d bet you a hundred dollars that you don’t get your best ideas at work. Most people in my seminars and classes tell me that they get their best ideas while driving a car, exercising, taking a bath or shower, or as they fall asleep at night. At work, most of us are in implementation mode. Action mode. Make-it-happen mode. When we get away from work and are able to pay attention to something in a relaxed way, new ideas begin to surface.

COVID & the Future of Work: Insights from Paycor’s C-Suite

In Paycor’s newest report, our Chief Executive and Group Leaders consider how your clients will recruit, manage their workforce, optimize benefits, and foster employee experience in the new normal of 2020 and beyond. For actionable insights and tips download and share our guide with your clients!

How to Know Success Has Gotten to Your Head

Lead from Within

We’re all working toward being successful and achieving that success is a wonderful feeling. But once you’re there, it’s important to make sure it doesn’t go to your head. It’s an issue many successful people struggle with, and it can cause serious problems.

How do you make exit interviews count?

Strategy Driven

When an employee decides to move on, you should be seriously curious about the reasons why. Understanding why employees leave is gold dust in your hand – uncover a problem in the workplace you weren’t aware of, and you gain the insight to do something about it.

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A Leadership Book To Read This Year

Eric Jacobson

If you have a manager who isn't the best communicator, you can suggest he/she read Jane Murphy's and Khatun Huber's book, What Could Happen If You Do Nothing?

Contagious You vs Contagious Culture: How They Differ

Anese Cavanaugh

With Contagious You coming out tomorrow, we've had questions on what's the difference between this new book and Contagious Culture. If you've already read Contagious Culture , Contagious You is a great next step.

Adaptable Leadership: It’s Situational AND Social

The Center For Leadership Studies

The post Adaptable Leadership: It’s Situational AND Social appeared first on Situational Leadership® Management and Leadership Training. Webinars Leadership & Strategy Situational Leadership Training

When I Think I Have a Great Idea – I Do This Every Time

Ron Edmondson

When I think I have a great idea I do the same thing every time – I sleep on i t! If you read this blog regularly, surely you have learned that I’m a risk-taker by nature. I love to encourage big dreams and I want to be a catalyst for idea generation and innovative thought. I’ve been a church planter and a church revitalizer. Talk about risk. In spite of that tendency in me to act quickly, I have learned one principle of leadership by personal experience.

Why HR Technology Matters Now More Than Ever

When a crisis hits, HR technology gives business leaders the data, tools, and support to make important business decisions quickly. In this report, Josh Bersin breaks down the 4 key benefits of HR tech and demonstrates through case studies how business leaders can leverage it to solve problems and grow. Download this report to learn more!

The Good Bye


Its time for me to say good-bye to this blog and to you. I’ve been writing here (at least) weekly for 11 years, and my internal compass indicates the signs are all there that something needs to be different.

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Employee or Friend: How to Set Boundaries at Work

HR Digest

Is it okay to be friends with your subordinates? How to set boundaries at work? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American spends 44 hours per week or 8.8 hours per day at work.

Here Are a Few Ways Old-School Marketing Can Produce Results In a High-Tech World

Strategy Driven

Finding leads online has become ubiquitous in the modern private sector. Businesses large and small rely on social media, search engine optimization and countless other web-based methods of finding new customers and retaining existing ones.

When is the last time your work was praised by your boss or someone above them?


Our reader poll today asks: When is the last time your work was praised by your boss or someone above them? Very recently. Within the last couple of days: 22% Recently. Within the last week or two: 22% A while ago. Sometime last month: 16% A long time ago. Several months ago: 18% Praise?

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.

Building Your Professional Reputation

Strategy Driven

Given the choice between two workers, one cheerful and one grumpy (both of equal intelligence), who is likely to get picked? You are probably saying the more jovial one, right? After all, in business, you need more than a sharp mind to get ahead.

The Ethical Dilemma at the Heart of Big Tech Companies

Harvard Business Review

Doing the right thing can be hard when it’s bad for business. Ethics Technology Digital Article

Tips for Strengthening Your Wi-Fi Signal

Strategy Driven

Whether you need it for streaming TV shows or getting work done, your Wi-Fi is a necessity in your home. However, you may not be getting the most out of your wireless internet router. Slow speeds and poor performance may cause you to wonder what you can do differently to improve your Wi-Fi.

From Part-Time Entrepreneurship to Career Change with Cathy Heller

Harvard Business Review

Podcast host, author, and business coach Cathy Heller discusses her own journey from identifying her passions to taking the action to transform those ventures into a successful career change. Professional transitions Founders Leadership Audio

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.

How to Empower and Engage Your Workforce by Focusing on the Employee Experience - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM DELOITTE’S CONNECTME AND SALESFORCE

Harvard Business Review

Sponsor content from Salesforce and Deloitte ConnectMe. Employee retention Talent management Sponsor Content

How to Design Product Pages that Increase Online Sales

Harvard Business Review

Research shows a single design element can increase purchase intention up to 10%. Sales Customers Digital Article

Superstar Firms Are Running Away with the Global Economy

Harvard Business Review

In two new studies, researchers find signs of a weakening competitive environment worldwide. Economics & Society International business Competition Digital Article

Why Withholding Information at Work Won’t Give You an Advantage

Harvard Business Review

Research reveals that it may even backfire. Knowledge management Communication Digital Article

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.

Do Lawsuits Improve Gender and Racial Equality at Work?

Harvard Business Review

What an analysis of 171 high-profile lawsuits found. Gender Race Personnel policies Digital Article

Motivating Employees

Harvard Business Review

Has your team checked out? Dan and Alison answer your questions with the help of Richard Boyatzis, a management professor at Case Western Reserve University and coauthor of the book “Helping People Change.” ” They talk through what to do when a colleague wants the status of a prominent role but doesn’t want to do the work, employees are leaving the company at a high rate, or your subordinate resists doing any additional work.