Mon.Jul 06, 2020

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Soul Surfer: The Story Of Bethany Hamilton

Joseph Lalonde

Soul Surfer is the true-life story of professional surfer Bethany Hamilton (AnnaSophia Robb). Bethany’s story is harrowing. Bethany was an aspiring professional surfer. During one surfing session, a shark attacked Bethany and bit off her left arm at the shoulder.

How to Help Your Idea Grenadiers and Silent Wounded Better Contribute

Let's Grow Leaders

If you’re like many leaders with whom we’ve shared our new book Courageous Cultures, you’re mentally indexing your team and wondering if they’re capable of micro-innovations, problem-solving, and advocating for your customer.

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Making Midyear Check-ins More Meaningful

Kevin Eikenberry

If you are coaching others in the workplace, you probably have some sort of performance management process. While these typically culminate in the annual meeting, many suggest or require at least a midyear check-in too.

Three Enablers of Success

Leadership Freak

Failure is easier than success, at least in the beginning. Miserable leaders posture when describing disappointment, frailty, or pain. 3 enablers of success: #1. Honesty enables acknowledgement. Don’t lie to yourself. If some… Continue reading → Humility Success leadership success

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.

Everyday Moments Define Leaders

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Gregory P. Shea, Ph.D.: It took a while, but we got it: we were all in crisis. Many of us still are, especially the most medically and economically vulnerable both here and abroad. All of us will face moments of challenge and even crisis over the coming months.

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5 Questions You MUST Ask Your Young Professionals if You Want to Engage Them

Nathan Magnuson

What’s the quality of your conversations with your young professionals? More specifically, what questions are you asking them? In my new book Stand Out! , I share that young professionals today are the leaders of tomorrow. The reason is a matter of simple mathematics.

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The Best Six Open-Ended Questions To Ask Your Direct Reports

Eric Jacobson

To help you bring out the best in your team, you need to get close and understand their skills, abilities, and motivations. So, the authors of the book, Your First Leadership Job , recommend you hold getting-to-know-you conversations with each of your direct reports. Ask these open-ended questions.

Ontology: The Key to Unlocking the Power of AI

CEO Insider

We know how we want our companies to work. Enterprises ought to be customer-focused, responsive, and digital. They should deliver to each employee and customer exactly what they need, at the moment they need it. The data and technology to do this are available now.

Wait, I’m the Boss?!? The Guide for New Managers to Succeed

Skip Prichard

Getting Started. New managers , or those aspiring to manage a team, often are looking for a playbook to help them get started. How do I build an effective team? How do I coach and mentor my former teammates? How do I deal with poor performance?

The value of doing your "inner work" to RESET right now

Anese Cavanaugh

We had the final Contagious Culture Book Club meeting today. I love these sessions as the people who show up -- show up, the questions they ask make me think in new ways, the situations shared are real, and the dialogue is rich.

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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!

5 Tips for Achieving a Successful Business Merger

Strategy Driven

Merging your business with another entity has a number of potential benefits. It could provide you with the chance of growing your market share. You can diversify the range of products and services you offer. A restructure may also result in economies of scale.

The Shocking Trait That Undermines Your Leadership Credibility


Credibility is the foundation of effective leadership. Today’s post is by Alain Hunkins, author of Cracking the Leadership Code (CLICK HERE to get your copy). Clint is the co-founder of a software company that’s experienced rapid growth over the past three years.

A Guide to Marketing Your Business: 2020 Edition

Strategy Driven

Marketing is an integral element for any business. From recent startups to long established organizations, continual promotion is necessary for a number of reasons.

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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!

5 Nuggets of Wisdom for Young Ministry Leaders

Ron Edmondson

I spend a good amount of my ministry investing in younger leaders and I love it, because it fuels me to know something I’ve learned – often through trial and error – might help another leader avoid my mistakes. This is one of those type posts.

5 Tips for Job Search during COVID-19

HR Digest

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting a lot of people, and every part of the economy. Be it losing jobs or financial crisis; people are facing the worst in the pandemic situation. Also, there are a lot of people who are looking for job opportunities.

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Deming on Management: Joy in Work

Deming Institute

Guest post by John Hunter , author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog (since 2004). This is the seventh post in our Deming on Management series. This series provides resources for those interested in learning more about particular topics related to W. Edwards Deming’s ideas.

Taking Care of Our Caregivers

Harvard Business

Five ways health providers can support frontline workers. Leadership & Managing people Health Stress Technology Digital Article

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.

How a Rising Political Star’s PTSD Fueled His Addiction to Work

Harvard Business

For Jason Kander, workaholic tendencies masked serious mental health issues. In order to heal, he stepped away from his successful political career. Health Leadership Work-life balance Audio

The Pandemic Is Rewriting the Rules of Retail

Harvard Business

Your customers have changed. Have you? Competitive strategy Technology Retail & Consumer Goods Digital Article

Rethinking Work Schedules? Consider These 4 Questions.

Harvard Business

Based on a review of 153 academic studies. Time management Work-life balance Productivity Digital Article

Working Through a Personal Crisis

Harvard Business

Choose what you’ll share — and how you’ll share it. Stress Work-life balance Managing yourself Digital Article

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 Prepare Yourself for a Return to the Office

Harvard Business

We’re all feeling anxious about it. Managing yourself Stress Health Digital Article