Wed.Feb 12, 2020

Why You Should Sponsor Others

Leading Blog

M UCH HAS been written about mentoring. Mentoring is a gift you give to others. And while mentoring can be of tremendous value to the person being guided, it is one-way. Sponsoring is “all-in.” You have skin in the game.

The Serving Leader

Lead Change Blog

Servant leaders are at the helm of some of the world’s largest companies. Rather than be served, servant leaders put the needs of their people and organizations first, helping them reach new heights.

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Consumer Trends: 5 Things Brands Should Know

Leading in Context

We've seen many articles about ethical consumerism, conscious capitalism and the responsible consumer. The bottom line is that consumers continue to expect much more from brands than an honest and perfectly executed transaction.

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Keeping Yourself On Track

Joseph Lalonde

Knock, knock. Who’s there? Another distraction. Or maybe it’s not knock, knock but ring, ring. The sound of your cell phone going off constantly. Distractions are all around us. They’re keeping us from doing our best work. Does anyone else ever feel this is their daily journey?

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.

12 Questions that Expose the Real Problem

Leadership Freak

The real problem is the pattern. Pattern recognition is the issue when the same problem keeps coming back.

President’s Day – Part Two

N2Growth Blog

Today’s post is the second in a two-part series celebrating President’s Day by examining the leadership traits of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

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How Successful Leaders Use Both Retail and Wholesale Communications

Next Level Blog

In case you haven’t noticed, it’s presidential primary season. There are any number of reasons to pay attention to primaries, one of which is you can learn a lot about leadership communications strategies and tactics by watching how the candidates do what they do.

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Thoughts on Virality


Yesterday was one of those days when my sketch note went viral. Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra Group shared my sketchnote on Ikigai. With more than 7.4 million followers, Anand is one of the most social CEO’s in India apart from being one of the most respectable figures in business in India.

Humbled to be Named #1 Communication Blog by Feedspot (Plus 5 Most Read Posts of All-Time)


I started the leadercommunicator blog 10 years ago, and wow, does time fly! I didn’t start the blog for me – I started it for you – to help you elevate how you lead and communicate. All of us have this superpower inside of us, and my wish and hope is to invite you to reach beyond what you know.

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How to Further Reduce Your Company’s Carbon Footprint

Strategy Driven

There’s no denying that we all have to look at making changes if we’re going to overcome the problems that climate change poses to the world and the people in it.

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.

Checklist For How To identify And Develop Emerging Talent At Your Company

Eric Jacobson

From the book, Mastering the Challenges of Leading Change , comes this useful checklist from author H. James Dallas for how to identify and develop emerging talent in your company/organization. Dallas recommends that each question should be graded on a scale of 1 to 3, with 3 being the best.

Techniques to Improve Employee Efficiency

Strategy Driven

The success of every business depends on the efficiency of employees. If you are facing some challenges due to inefficiency, it is possible to change the situation. Achieving maximum efficiency in employees is the greatest challenge for most business owners and managers.

The Most Important Questions To Ask To Move Your Company Forward

Eric Jacobson

Years ago in an issue of Inc. magazine, was a fascinating list of 35 questions from business owners, entrepreneurs and management thinkers. Each offered the one question they would ask to move a company forward. From the list, my favorite most important questions to ask are : Are we relevant?

Trade Show Setup: 5 Best Tips for Preparing for a Trade Show

Strategy Driven

If you’ve been to trade shows then you know just how valuable they can be. This is even truer if you’re a small startup or a growing business. These shows provide an avenue for you to promote your brand, meet and network with prospective clients as well as to gain some sales.

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 Secrets of Responsive Leadership

Skip Prichard

Humanity-Focused Leadership. Responsive leadership is a living, changing set of traits and skills that adapts to new people and environments. It can thrive anywhere.

CEO Spotlight: Jack Landsmanas and Corporativo Kosmos’s Pledge to Sustainable Practices

CEO Insider

If you’re a citizen of Mexico, chances are you’re familiar with the country’s leading foodservice provider, Corporativo Kosmos.

What Is An Intentional Interim Pastor? (Another Life Update)

Ron Edmondson

What is an intentional interim pastor? That’s a question I’ve been asked so many times in the last month. Even Siri doesn’t know that term. Test her. I didn’t see this one coming, but intentional interim pastor is another addition to where God has led Cheryl and me in this new season of ministry. .

Leading Inside The Box


Victor Prince, thoughtLEADERS Principal, sat down with Jim and Jan of The Leadership Podcast to discuss leading inside the box. In continuation of our new collaboration with The Leadership Podcast, Victor explains what exactly it means to lead inside the box in this short form “chalk talk.”

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.

Delegation Dilemma: Are You Trapped and Overrun by Monkeys?

The Practical Leader

The senior and middle managers frustrated the General Manager of a large organization. She felt managers weren’t using their time effectively. “Many of them are managing a level or two below their position. They’re trapped in micromanaging daily details. They need to be more strategic with their time and learn to delegate.” ” She wanted delegation skills to be part of the leadership development workshops we were designing for their organization.

Getting that business report done on time

Rapid BI

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Color No Bar: Style Trumps over All In Office Wear

HR Digest

Color is a powerful communication tool, and it can affect the way we feel, perceive others and also our mood. Colors have a psychological impact based on our cultural and biological conditioning. Some colors are considered warm, others cooling.

6 Questions to Ask Before Starting a Big Project

Harvard Business Review

Figure out if there is really an opportunity in your idea. Project management Product development Experimentation 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.

Boost Your Team’s Data Literacy

Harvard Business Review

We’re living in a golden age of data. Can your people speak the language? Data Decision making Digital Article

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Coronavirus, 5G, and Earnings Season

Harvard Business Review

Youngme, Felix, and Mihir discuss the impact of the coronavirus; the rollout of 5G and whether the advertising hype is legitimate; earnings reports from Tesla and the big banks; and what Google’s earnings tell us about YouTube. Managing uncertainty Disruptive innovation Technology Audio

Gender Parity in the Boardroom Won’t Happen on Its Own

Harvard Business Review

At current rates, it will take more than 30 years to get there. Gender Boards Digital Article

Surviving a Crisis During the Techlash

Harvard Business Review

Renowned crisis manager, lawyer, author, and television producer, Judy Smith, the inspiration for the TV show “Scandal,” joins Azeem Azhar to discuss what tech businesses need to know to stay on top of their reputation in an era of instantaneous news and activist employees.

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.

Research: Organizations That Move Fast Really Do Break Things

Harvard Business Review

Prioritizing action over consideration often leads to unethical behavior. Ethics Organizational culture Managing organizations Corporate communications Digital Article

Lessons from Tesla’s Approach to Innovation

Harvard Business Review

There is a method to the madness. Strategy Innovation Technology Digital Article