Fri.Mar 27, 2020

Restoring the Soul of Business

Leading Blog

D ATA without soul is harmful. Science, math, and data do not excuse us from thinking. Instead, they make it imperative that we learn to think more critically and combine it with our humanness to come to more measured conclusions. The story we create with the data makes all the difference.

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What Good Can Come From The Coronavirus?

Joseph Lalonde

You may think this is an odd question. Maybe it’s even out of bounds for most people to ask. But I want to have you take a minute to think about this. Think about the following question: What good can come from the Coronavirus? I know the Coronavirus pandemic is sweeping the world.

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Preparing Your Business for COVID-19

Lead Change Blog

Due to the current concerns and widespread COVID-19 pandemic, companies are in the midst preparing for business disruptions that can last for at least a few weeks—if not longer. Preparations include creating a disease outbreak response plan, preparing for event cancellations, enforcing a more stringent cleaning process for offices, and cross-training employees in case some get sick or need to take care of family members who are. COVID-19: The Facts and Possibilities.

Angry People are More Like Goofy than Einstein

Leadership Freak

You feel brilliant when you’re angry. And the angrier you get, the dumber the world becomes. Anger lowers your intelligence, not the intelligence of others. Angry people need others to acknowledge their brilliance.… … Continue reading → Anger Stress Growth Leadership Development

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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.

Lead Remote Meetings that Get Results and Build Relationships

Let's Grow Leaders

Even after social distancing ends, remote meetings are here to stay. In this episode you’ll get several ways to ensure that your remote meetings are the best use of everyone’s time – including how to take advantage of technology to do […].

Weekly Round-Up: Crisis Leadership in Action, 2 Principles for Leading Through COVID-19, COVID Crisis Management Advice, Crisis Comms Tips & Techniques, Avoiding Communication Fatigue


Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts I've seen over the past week. Typically, as you might have noticed, I tend to cover broad topics.

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How Small Businesses Can Survive COVID-19

CEO Insider

If you own or manage a small business today, you most likely are concerned about the health and welfare of your employees, customers, and your business itself. The whole world seems to be fighting this dreaded pandemic, and the future for all of us is cloudy at best.

Why Your Business Needs an Online Presence

Strategy Driven

There are many ways available to market your business. Discovering which media is best to reach your customers takes patience and research. Some of the most popular avenues to explore today involve the internet and social media. Here are a few reasons to try online marketing. Bigger Audience.

Social Distancing Versus Physical Distancing: Part II

The Center For Leadership Studies

The first blog in this two-part series attempted to do two things: Distinguish social distance from physical distance: Physical distance at this juncture in our lives is a necessary and unavoidable mandate.

How Much Does Geofencing Marketing Cost? A Helpful Guide

Strategy Driven

Around 71% of consumers prefer more personalized ad experiences. Examining the cost of geofencing marketing will teach you a lot about the value you’re getting out of a campaign. About 3 out of 4 consumers complete an action after receiving a message thanks to location-based marketing.

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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.

The Future Of Requirements Management Amidst The Spread And Aftermath Of Covid-19

CEO Insider

COVID-19 is affecting people and businesses all over the world and will most certainly impact the global economy in ways we still can’t even begin to imagine. Certain paradigms will shift for the rest of our lives.

8 Reasons Why Workplace Safety Training is So Important

Strategy Driven

If you’re new to running a business, or even new to a leadership position, you might be in charge of developing or delegating some kind of workplace safety training. Depending on your form of work, though, this might not seem super important. Why does your staff need workplace safety training?

7 Tips to Navigate Emotions as a Pastor During COVID-19

Ron Edmondson

I’ve spoken with a number of pastors this week – and scheduled to talk to more this afternoon. While all my pastor friends are mostly remaining positive online and helping people remember to demonstrate faith over fear, some pastors are struggling too.

What To Do When Your Career Goes Wrong

Strategy Driven

It is inevitable that, at some point in your life, you will encounter a problem that prevents you from progressing in your career, whether it’s a workplace injury or a lay-off.

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.

Highest Paying Foreign Language Jobs around the Globe

HR Digest

Knowing a foreign language has many benefits- not only personal but also in the professional aspect. If a person is planning to go for a vacation abroad, knowing a foreign language helps in communication.

Mastering the Tech: 4 Strategies for Getting the Most of Your Medical Cart Computers

Strategy Driven

The modern medical cart is a lot more than a cabinet on wheels, it is an advanced system that combines digital processing power, safety, and efficiency-enhancing physical features.

Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

Roundtable Talk

By: John Carreyrou Reviewed by: Glain Roberts-McCabe The Premise: In Bad Blood, Wall Street Journalist John Carreyrou gives a play-by-play recounting of the rise and fall of Theranos, a media-darling silicon valley startup that fell like a house of cards and destroyed lives and reputations along the way.

How To Safeguard Your Company Data

Strategy Driven

It doesn’t matter what kind of business you run, you will need to take steps to safeguard your company data, and that of your customers, from cybercrime and data loss.

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.

Understanding the Economic Shock of Coronavirus

Harvard Business Review

How bad will it get, and what could recovery look like? Recession Economics & Society Digital Article

Getting the Best out of Your Employees

Strategy Driven

Although everyone faces stress in their jobs from one time or another, for the most part, they should love what they do. As an employer, you need a reliable and positive team of staff that does their best every day; however, occasionally it can be hard to keep employees motivated.

How Dual-Career Couples Can Work Through the Coronavirus Crisis

Harvard Business Review

Five key questions to ask yourself and your partner. Work-life balance Stress Communication Digital Article

Online Businesses Popular for Senior Citizens to Start

Strategy Driven

Retirement does not need to mean the end of work for senior citizens if they don’t want it to. There are many businesses that even those in need of in-home senior care can start. These businesses can give retirees extra income while still allowing them the flexibility to enjoy their retirement.

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.

The Simple Joy of Learning on the Job

Harvard Business Review

It’s an easy solution for when you feel stuck or bored. Career planning Education Digital Article

You’re Not Powerless in the Face of Uncertainty

Harvard Business Review

Reframing a challenge can help you cope with it. Crisis management Psychology Managing yourself Digital Article

10 Digital Miscommunications — and How to Avoid Them

Harvard Business Review

Send the right message. Communication Psychology Technology Digital Article

Lessons from Italy’s Response to Coronavirus

Harvard Business Review

Policymakers around the world can avoid making the same mistakes while there’s still time. Government Crisis management 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.

What Small Businesses Need to Survive the Coronavirus Crisis

Harvard Business Review

Cash, capital, and support from legislators. Economy Entrepreneurship Digital Article

Coronavirus Is a Wake-Up Call for Supply Chain Management

Harvard Business Review

Start mapping your suppliers in depth — now. Supply chain Crisis management Digital Article