Mon.Apr 06, 2020

Dealing with the Two Fronts of Every Crisis

Leading Blog

E VERY CRISIS places a leader between two fronts: Issue and Fear. Understanding the difference and managing both is key to dealing with a crisis successfully. There are different kinds of crises, but this dynamic applies to both types.

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Have You Tried Turning Yourself Off and On Again?

Lead Change Blog

All year long I hear leaders say, “I could really use a break.” And now, with all the shelter in place and staying at home going on, you finally have one. I doubt it feels like a real break, though. Instead, you might find yourself suddenly trying to maintain your same pace of productivity remotely, even though the world around you can’t possibly keep up.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Space Jam

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. In only what could be described as a truly ’90s move, Warner Brothers decided to create the movie Space Jam. Space Jam combines live-action acting with animation. It’s like Who Framed Roger Rabbit? but stranger.

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The Size of Your Hope

Nathan Magnuson

I had a conversation with one of my entrepreneur friends this past week. Ryan had big plans for a new software release, but needed to put the project on pause to sort out some of the final details. To bridge the time gap, he took an interim CEO role to help turnaround a small company.

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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.

Welcome (back) to the Hope Business

Let's Grow Leaders

Unprecedented. Upside down. Turmoil. Those are just a few of the more popular words used to describe the profound change we’ve all experienced. But as much as they capture, they leave out. They leave out the reality for health care leaders who […].

What Team Are You On? Defining a Leader’s Teammate Responsibilities

Kevin Eikenberry

Most leaders think of their job as that of leading. They have a responsibility for helping that team reach their goals. They have expectations placed on them by the organization to manage and lead. But leaders are teammates too.

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Leading in a Time of Crisis – Top Tips from Dozens of Practitioners

Modern Servant Leader

Virtually everyone faces a new normal today. If you lead people, you face additional challenges. None of us have all the answers. Perhaps together though, we may develop great solutions. We’re here to help. Here is a list of recommendations from people leadership practitioners.

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Stop the Information Vacuum and Give Comfort to Your Employees


During times of change and uncertainty, there’s an information vacuum that fills whether we want it to or not. It’s often the result of us as leaders waiting to communicate.

Personality Tests are Useless (Most Of Them Anyway)


The other day I got an email from a former student of mine. It read: “Dear, Dr. Burkus, thanks so much for your advice years ago in class on acing the job interview. I’m now at the final stages of the interview process with my dream company and I need to take a personality test.

Soft Skills Make You Stronger


Soft skills aren’t unimportant, in fact, they might be the difference between getting a job or not. Today’s post is by John Livesay, author of The Successful Pitch (CLICK HERE to get your copy).

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.

Personality Tests are Useless (Most Of Them Anyway)


The other day I got an email from a former student of mine. It read: “Dear, Dr. Burkus, thanks so much for your advice years ago in class on acing the job interview. I’m now at the final stages of the interview process with my dream company and I need to take a personality test.

How You Can Avoid Bankruptcy as a Business

Strategy Driven

One of the worst nightmares for any business owner is their business becoming bankrupt. While some companies have been able to rise from the dust in such instances, this isn’t the fate for many.

How To Be A Confident Leader In A Time of Crisis

CEO Insider

There are moments that define your leadership. And managing your company through a global pandemic is certainly one of them.

10 Legal Tips that Can Save Your Business

Strategy Driven

Whether you’re just starting out or have been operating for years, there are many legal issues confronting business owners. This article will identify tips to take that can save your business. Tip 1: Incorporate.

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.

Leading Through COVID-19: Breathe

The Center For Leadership Studies

Nobody knows how much further we need to go on this unwanted journey, but we do have a pretty good idea where we are right now! The week of April 6-10, 2020 marks the one-month milestone of living through, and leading through, the COVID-19 pandemic.

Future-Proof Your Career

Strategy Driven

Times are uncertain, particularly when it comes to the world of work. You may be worried about your future and what your job will look like next year, in five years’ time or even a decade or so down the line. You might be worrying that what you do will become obsolete.

Use Negative Feedback To Your Advantage

Eric Jacobson

When someone gives you negative feedback, think of it as a positive. If it’s accurate, it provides a growth opportunity; if it isn’t accurate, it provides an opportunity to strengthen your conflict resolution skills. Remember, no one is perfect.

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Presentation by Ackoff on Systems, Design and the Society

Deming Institute

Guest post by John Hunter , founder of (in 1996). This video shows part 2 of a Russell Ackoff presentation from 2003 (see our previous post on part 1: Ackoff on Systems Thinking and Management ).

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.

5 Tips for Better Zoom Meetings

Ron Edmondson

I have used Zoom for meetings for a number of years. During my tenure at Leadership Network, there was never a week and seldom a day that didn’t include a Zoom meeting. So, when so much of the world shifted to Zoom over the past few weeks it was completely comfortable for me.

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Different Types of Managers: Which one are you?

HR Digest

Managers are the people that lead a team, give instruction, and see that an organization’s goals are achieved, be it production, branding, or more. In general, they see that things work smoothly for the people one is in charge of.

Bonus Episode: Letters from Listeners

Harvard Business Review

Listeners share their experiences of Covid-19 with Youngme, Felix, and Mihir. Economy Health Government Audio

Brand Marketing Through the Coronavirus Crisis

Harvard Business Review

You can still serve and grow your customer base in the face of an uncertain future. Marketing Branding Digital Article

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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.

Gabrielle Union on Toxic Workplaces, PTSD, and Social Anxiety

Harvard Business Review

The Hollywood actress speaks about success, the times when she needs to be alone, and standing up for herself and others. Health Influence Strategic thinking Audio

Lessons in Agility from a Dancer Turned Professor

Harvard Business Review

In business, as in dance, it comes down to core strength, flexibility, and direction. Innovation Leadership Managing yourself Creativity Digital Article

Don’t Let Fear of Covid-19 Turn into Stigma

Harvard Business Review

When a disease is stigmatized, people are less likely to get tested or treated. Economics & Society Digital Article

How Working Parents Can Let Go of Perfectionism

Harvard Business Review

Start with a bit of self-compassion. Stress Work-life balance Psychology Digital Article

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.

Social Distancing Doesn’t Have to Disrupt Mentorship

Harvard Business Review

Great mentors show up in times of crisis and uncertainty. Leadership Emotional intelligence Networking Digital Article

Fighting Coronavirus with Big Data

Harvard Business Review

We need to direct computing power toward finding a solution. Analytics Data Crisis management Digital Article

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