Thu.Jun 04, 2020

Leading Thoughts for June 4, 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. Consultant Robert J. Thomas on learning to think like a leader: “If you desire to be a leader, you have to think like one.

You Say You’re a Leader? Fix Your Divots.

Lead Change Blog

Divots happen. They’re a sign of impact. And so is how you deal with them. The best golfers know that club scuffs in the turf and ball indentations on the green aren’t all bad. It’s part of the game. But so is fixing your divots. It doesn’t matter if you leave your mark because of something positive or negative, the aftermath is your responsibility. When it comes to hitting the links, “An unrepaired divot can take months to heal, and it may never fully recover” (; May 2019 ).


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Dear Dan: My Boss Feels Like a Limiter

Leadership Freak

Dear Dan, I’m wondering how to push through when I have a challenging leader? My boss gives me space to do what I need to do, but is very unpredictable in approach, response,… Continue reading → Dear Dan Personal Growth Success courageous leaders Leadership Development leadership succes

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How to Clarify and Define Your Team Email Expectations and Communication Agreements

Great Results Team Building

Working with teams, one of the common issues is poor communication… That likely doesn’t surprise you. But what might surprise you is that much of the issues that occur on teams – large and small – could have been avoided if they had BEGUN with a clear set of team expectations.

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5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

Hiring in the World of HyperGrowth

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Beth Armknecht Miller: Recently, I was working with an executive who shared a job description for a new IT position. He leads a rapidly growing company so there were going to be multiple hires for the same position in a short period of time.


Great Results Team Building

I was reminded while playing Othello last week that people conform to Team Norms. If you want to improve culture in your organization, you have to overcome the challenge of existing conformity. Leading a and improving culture is a lot like playing Othello!

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The Dynamics of Successfully Filling a Role on Your Team

Great Results Team Building

Roles are an essential part of any team. Whether it is in sports or business, the better each individual buys into their role, the more successful the organization can become.

Not Infected But Certainly Affected

Strategy Driven

Every time there is an event that captures the attention of practically everyone, I try to look around and consider things. The many people infected with the virus are focused on their health, getting well and keeping their families safe.

3 Secrets Of Productive People

Eric Jacobson

According to entrepreneur and author Margaret Hefferman , as reported a few years ago in Inc. magazine, the secrets of the most productive people are that they do these three things : They take breaks. Breaks refresh the mind and allow you to see new situations. They are great collaborators.

Forget Balance: How COVID-19 Drives Home the Importance of Work-Life Blending

Strategy Driven

As COVID-19 began to move throughout the US, organizations reacted quickly to enable employees to “work from home.” For many leaders, this was a shock and they struggled to effectively adapt their organization to a blended world.

5 Ways Talent Development Makes Your Company Unbeatable

As an HR leader, your goal for talent development is to create an environment where everyone is motivated and supported to achieve a shared vision of success. By investing in the right software, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide!

What to Do About a Ghost Leader

Change Starts Here

Have you ever worked with a leader who never returned emails or answered phone calls, always rescheduled meetings, and in general seemed like a ghost? It can be especially frustrating when you’re working remotely and have no way of stopping by their office to force them to interact with you.

It’s Time To Rewrite Your 2020 Goals

CEO Insider

I can’t imagine that I was the only person who woke up on 1 January 2020 and announced ‘2020 is MY year!’ The possibilities, the positivity, the drive, the excitement – this was THE year!

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How I’m Committing To Evolve

Reality-Based Leadership

I trust that if you’re one of my fans, you are heartbroken about the events of the past week.

How to Protect Your Team from Burnout

Lead from Within

When a crisis hits, your team is more likely to start experiencing burnout. They’re feeling more stress, working longer hours and putting in more focused effort than usual. The combination is one that often leaves people feeling fatigued and irritated—in short, burned out.

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CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!


The Regis Company

When you toss a coin into the air, you call one side. Yet regardless of how it lands, you still have the whole coin. In life—and in business—we often call on only one side of our leadership skills. But we are all capable of bringing our whole selves to the challenges we face.

Saving Cash in 2020: Your Quick Guide

Strategy Driven

This year is looking like a difficult one for individuals and families across the world. With millions out of work – and still more on a reduced salary, or on reduced hours – it can become difficult to make ends meet.

Deming Company was Ahead of COVID-19

Deming Institute

We recently sat down with Dick Steele, Chairman of Peaker Services and Deming Institute Trustee, to talk about how his company is adapting to the new reality of how to keep an industry functioning – and employees safe – during a pandemic. What we learned was astonishing – but not exactly surprising!

Do You Need IT Skills to Become an Entrepreneur?

Strategy Driven

Becoming an entrepreneur may sound incredibly enticing these days, but there are likely a couple of things that are holding you back. Perhaps you don’t think that your idea is very good, or maybe you lack the confidence and experience to make it big.

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.

The 10 Commitments Companies Must Make to Advance Racial Justice

Harvard Business

You’ve made a public statement of support. What’s next? Race Social responsibility Human resource management Digital Article

5 Easy Ways to Make Meetings More Impactful

Strategy Driven

On average, work meetings last anywhere from 31-60 minutes. Theoretically, that means you could either host or attend several of them each day. Unfortunately, all too often, meetings for work end up falling flat.

What Leading with Optimism Really Looks Like

Harvard Business

It’s especially important in the face of unprecedented uncertainty. Organizational culture Psychology Change management Digital Article

Tips For Hiring In A Business

Strategy Driven

Hiring staff is important and relevant to any business. How much of it depends on what you need for your business. Too many staff and you run the risk of being financially vulnerable, too few, and you restrict the ability to grow and thrive. Here are some tips for hiring in a business.

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How to Build the Ideal HR Team (with Limited Time, Budget and Resources)

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when you have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

Deciphering Big Data to Make Better Decisions

Harvard Business

New York Times bestselling author and data scientist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz explains how to use data analysis to challenge conventional wisdom and make better decisions. Data Decision making Founders Audio

Creating a Personal Protective Equipment Strategy for Your Business

Strategy Driven

Every business should have a personal protective equipment strategy in place whether staff sit at a computer or handle toxic chemicals. In light of recent events, this strategy is ever-more important, and there will be a range of extra things to consider protecting your workforce.

How the Pandemic Has Created New Demand for Older Workers

Harvard Business

Nurses, physicians, and coders are being pulled from retirement. Professional transitions Digital Article

Creating A Corporate Culture Of Sustainability

Strategy Driven

Sustainability isn’t just a crusade for eco-warriors or environmentalists; neither is it the latest trend on social media. The world has agreed to bring global warming to a halt, and businesses must act now to ensure they build a culture of sustainability throughout their business.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

Don’t Let Your Partner’s Work Stress Become Your Own

Harvard Business

A five-step plan, based on research. Managing yourself Stress Work-life balance Digital Article

What Your Startup Needs To Do To Create Strong Business Relationships

Strategy Driven

The phrase ‘it’s not what you know, it’s who you know’ is very relevant to business. Your business partnerships can either make or break your business, so working on creating strong relationships is key.

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Covid-Delayed Start (Bonus)

Harvard Business

Dear HBR: answers your questions with the help of negotiations expert Moshe Cohen. Professional transitions Negotiations Job search Audio


You Might Not Be Hearing Your Team’s Best Ideas

Harvard Business

Even the loudest voices leave things unsaid. Managing people Motivating people Digital Article

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How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work (Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive)

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.