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Leading Thoughts for February 20, 2020

Leading Blog

I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I.

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Saying No: 9 Ways to Say ‘No’ Without Making Everybody Angry

RapidStart Leadership

Saying no can be hard, but if we are to accomplish the things we have set out to do, we need to find a way; here are 9 ways to make saying no easier. The post Saying No: 9 Ways to Say ‘No’ Without Making Everybody Angry appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Black Hats and Raised Eyebrows – Smart Strategies for Resolving Conflict

Leadership Freak

Work would be awesome if we could just be rid of those irritating people. Workload is the number one cause of stress at work. People issues are number two. AIS) Resolve conflict or… Continue reading → Conflict resolution Leading Conflict Resolution Leadership Leadership Development

Leaders Share about Career Development: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival! This month, our contributors share their thoughts about career development. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors. Are you a leadership writer? We’d love […].

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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.

Helicopter Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Stephen Klemich : It is often asked, what is the difference between Leadership and Management?

The 5×10 Leadership Rule

Modern Servant Leader

Team size is a critical factor in the success or failure of an organization. Most organizations permit – or expect – too many direct reports for each team lead. This logic ignores the reality that good people leadership takes time and great people leadership requires more time.

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The Top Pros and Cons of Purchasing Business Insurance

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Whether you have a startup or a long-established business, you’ll want to protect it. There are so many risks associated with running a business and you want to know that it’s safeguarded in case of a lawsuit, a settlement or any other damage that it faces.

The Emerging Mobility-as-a-Service Future

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Signs your business might qualify for R&D tax credits

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It is common for businesses to think of research and development (R&D) to be something that is only carried out by specialist science labs and large corporations. And this can lead to them imagining that R&D tax credits are not something that could possibly apply to them.

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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.

Seven steps for a carbon neutral coworking space

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It is the case that many individuals want to do more to ensure that their workplace is as green as possible.

How Can Small Businesses Grow Customer Loyalty?

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To small businesses, customer loyalty is the key to success. When competing against big, well-established brands, encouraging customers to return to Your business time and time again is vital.

Handling Negative Business Reviews

Strategy Driven

It happens to all of us at some point. No matter how hard you work and no matter how much you try to do your best, a customer eventually has a negative experience. Unfortunately, when a customer has a negative experience no matter the fault, you can get hit with a negative review.

The “String” Theory of Systems Management in Schools

Deming Institute

Guest post by Dr. Doug Stilwell and Dr. Randy Peters of Drake University*. As the ancient Eastern proverb goes, a prince once saw a musician tuning his sitar (stringed instrument). When the strings were too slack, the instrument would not play. When the strings were too tight, they would snap.

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.

7 Suggestions for a Stalled Organization

Ron Edmondson

I talk with leaders regularly who lead an organization struggling to grow. They are trying to figure out how to succeed again. It could be a pastor, a ministry or non-profit leader, or a businessperson, but they want to spur another season of growth. I understand.

Offering Retirement Benefits to Employees: Pros and Cons

HR Digest

Retirement plans for a person are valuable benefits that impact both the present as well as future lives of the employees. However, offering retirement benefits to an employee can be a complicated process.

Disagreeable Colleagues

Harvard Business Review

Is there someone you work with and wish you didn’t have to? Dan and Alison answer your questions with the help of Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler, an organizational psychologist and the author of Optimal Outcomes.

Don’t Quit Your Job Before Asking Yourself These Questions

Harvard Business Review

You might not have to make a move. Professional transitions Job search Career planning Digital Article

How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

Every Leader Needs to Navigate These 7 Tensions

Harvard Business Review

Are you an expert or a learner? A tactician or a visionary? Leadership & Managing people Decision making Managing yourself Digital Article

When Entrepreneurial Passion Backfires

Harvard Business Review

In order for passion to be constructive, it needs to be shared. Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurial management Founders Leading teams Digital Article

Why Goldman Sachs’s Push for Diversity Is Unlikely to Drive Real Change

Harvard Business Review

The bank announced it will only take public companies with at least one female or non-white board member. Gender Digital Article

Develop a “Probabilistic” Approach to Managing Uncertainty

Harvard Business Review

Instead of trying to be right, be less wrong. Forecasting Data Decision making Digital Article

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Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.