Wed.Dec 30, 2015

5 Questions For Leaders Seeking Insight In The New Year

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Grateful For The Conversation Many thanks to Leading in Context friends and followers for a wonderful 2015. I am grateful for the lively global conversation about the leadership we need for a better future. I appreciate your active involvement in the movement. Special thanks to all of you who have shared my blog posts and let me know what you want to learn more about in the future.

The Leader on a Pony

Leadership Freak

A few leaders possess wide bands of competence and giftedness. You probably don’t. Your high horse is a pony, at best. You possess a narrow band of giftedness. In the middle, you have… Continue reading → Humility Leading great leaders Leadership Leadership Development leadership success

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The Single Action That Will Lead To Incredible Growth

Joseph Lalonde

E very leader wants to improve. It’s ingrained in us, right? The problem is, many leaders fail to improve and improve quickly because they don’t know how. They miss the single action that brings incredible growth. And it’s right under our nose. Image via Creative Commons. The last couple of years have seen me tapper off my running. I have struggled to run long distances. I struggled to run faster. My regular runs consisted of multiple stops during a 5k distance.

Leadership Lessons from the Wright Brothers

Leading Blog

T HE WRIGHT BROTHERS were born into an exciting period of American history. A time of great progress. Life-changing progress. It was their character that served them well in pursuing their passion for manned flight. The genius of the Wright brothers wasn’t just that they invented a plane. It is that they figured out how to control it—how to fly it. David McCullough captures this well in one of the best leadership books of 2015. The quotes in this post are from his book, The Wright Brothers.

Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

How Prioritizing Diversity Can Make You a Better Leader

Women on Business

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The Path to Happiness

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

I would be happy if. … if only my boss wasn’t such a jerk. … if only my co-workers were nicer. … if only I could find someone to finance my big idea. … if only I someone would publish my book. … if only my friends were more supportive. … if only my childhood had been different. … if only my parents weren’t so difficult. … if only I could find my soulmate.

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How do you plan for another year?

Jason Womack

As you consider the things you're going to start, as well as what "they" are going to ask you to do, what do you think will make the difference as you move through a 366 day year? What's your plan. Balance Performance

Expend Energy; Deplete Energy; Replenish Energy – The Full Engagement Formula from Tony Schwartz; But, the Problem is the Implementation Problem

First Friday Book Synopsis

#1 – You will be depleted. It will happen more often than you realize. You have to become an “am I depleted?” observer of your own life. #2 2 – This depletion has an impact on each part of your life. In other words, depletion at work depletes the energy you have at home, for home,… Read More Expend Energy; Deplete Energy; Replenish Energy – The Full Engagement Formula from Tony Schwartz; But, the Problem is the Implementation Problem. Randy's blog entries

How Leaders Drive Resolution of Their Company’s Most Pressing Issues

Strategy Driven

Want to drive resolution of your company’s issues while enhancing organizational alignment and accountability? StrategyDriven is launching a Corrective Action Program Forum ; uniquely providing expert advice and best practice methods to help leaders programmatically drive resolution of key issues and execution of work requests aligned with their organization’s goals.

The Leadership Quotes That Inspire Me

Eric Jacobson

These quotes truly inspire me : “The three common characteristics of best companies -- they care, they have fun, they have high performance expectations.” -- Brad Hams “The one thing that's common to all successful people: They make a habit of doing things that unsuccessful people don't like to do.” -- Michael Phelps “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." -- Harry S. Truman “The leader of the past was a person who knew how to tell.

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How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

10 Practical Ways to Meet New Consulting Clients

David A Fields

In the late 1970s, total strangers would walk up to my father and say, “Hey, aren’t you Richard Dreyfuss from Jaws?” It was probably because my Dad looked like Richard Dreyfuss. After all, no one said that to my Mom. As far as I know. Anyway, as consultants wouldn’t it be great if more prospects would walk up to us out of the blue and exclaim, “Hey, aren’t you that guy who solves the problem I have?” As your reputation and renown grow, that will happen more. But for now, […].

I Accomplished My 2015 Goal!

Eric Jacobson

I hit my 2015 fitness goal - run 50 competitive races during the year. Between March 14 and December 13, I ran: 4 10K races 1 8K race 45 5K races Motivational Compete Every Day T-shirts kept me inspired and driven. Thank you! Thanks, too, to KC Running Company , for expertly organizing and timing most of the 50 races. KC Running Company is simply the best! And, the weather totally behaved this year, so I didn't miss any scheduled race due to bad weather.

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12 Challenges for the New Year Which Can Make Your Life Better

Ron Edmondson

The verdict appears mixed among the people I know of whether of not they make resolutions for a new year. And, I understand, many have tried before – it didn’t work – and so now they are like “why bother?” ” I believe there are probably some principles in place as to whether or not a resolution succeeds. For example, is it reasonable? Is it measurable? Is it sustainable? Do you have accountability in place?

Lead Your Team to Happiness with These Tools

Lead Change Blog

We can all take a leaf out of Google’s book when it comes to building happy teams. Having recently read the book How Google Works, I realized it comes down to two things: employing the very best people and giving them the very best tools to work with. Get those two elements right, and you’ll have a happy team which, by coincidence, will knock your socks off in terms of productivity. Happiness comfortably beats impressive job titles and increased wages.

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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!

The Inner Game of Leading and Your New Year’s Resolutions

Management Excellence

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Only 8% of Leaders Are Good at Both Strategy and Execution

Harvard Business Review

DAVE WHEELER FOR HBR. In a 2013 survey of nearly 700 executives across a variety of industries, our firm asked respondents to rate the effectiveness of the top leaders of their companies. How many excelled at strategy? How many excelled at execution? The results are shown in the chart below. These responses are sobering: Only 16% of top leaders were rated very effective at either strategy or execution.

Just 6 Seconds of Mindfulness Can Make You More Effective

Harvard Business Review

Some days it’s really draining to be a senior executive. You sit in meetings for hours on end, and every decision you need to make is difficult — all of the easy decisions have already been made at levels below you. On those days, you know you could be a much more effective leader if you could approach each meeting with a fresh perspective. But in order to do that, you first need to put down the baggage you carried in from from all your previous meetings. You can do it.

Taking Longer to Reach the Top Has Its Benefits

Harvard Business Review

Most career advice today encourages us to move forward passionately, intentionally, boldly — and above all, quickly. Career coaches don’t make a lot of money from encouraging people to “get ahead slowly.” ” However, in terms of fulfilling our long-term goals for career success, patience can be an asset. That’s not to say waiting is easy. It can be frustrating and anxiety-producing.

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!

Design Thinking Can Help Improve Care for the Elderly

Harvard Business Review

By 2050, the number of Americans over age 65 will more than double. Our current health care system is ill equipped to accommodate their growing needs. The challenge for health providers, payers, business, and government is to redesign services to address those needs. In response, the tech community is creating an abundance of devices to monitor and motivate an older population to exercise, eat well, take their medications, and live more engaged lives.

Helping Primary Care Doctors Contain Costs

Harvard Business Review

Primary care physicians (PCPs) have always focused on quality of care, but we found that most in our large, multispecialty practices were unaware of the enormous impact their daily decisions have on the cost of care. In part, this is because we didn’t give them much information about the costs they incurred.

Marketing Lessons for Companies Big and Small

Harvard Business Review

Denise Lee Yohn , author of Extraordinary Experience and What Great Brands Do explains what we can learn from retail and restaurant brands. Download this podcast. Marketing Branding Customers Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations Audio