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Leading Thoughts for August 6, 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. Alan Weiss on the fact that most fears are learned as are leadership behaviors, and we have to understand the causes: “We cannot create improved behavior contingently, that is, simply patching up leaks and putting on band-aids. We have to prevent the fearful behavior in the future by eliminating the probable causes.

The Enemy of Everything Good

Leadership Freak

It was September 10, 2016 when I first wrote, “Everything good in leadership begins with humility.” ” I was proud of myself. The enemy of everything good in leadership is arrogance. The word itself… Continue reading → Humility Personal Growth Growth Leadership Development

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How to Overcome One of the Biggest Challenges of Working From Home

Let's Grow Leaders

The Harvard Business Review article, The Implications of Working Without an Office covers great research about the benefits and challenges of working from home. I highly recommend it. If nothing else to validate those mixed emotions you’re having. Because if you’re like […]. The post How to Overcome One of the Biggest Challenges of Working From Home appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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Mastering your Inner Game of Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Ron Garonzik and Rick Lash: In 1938 archeologists in Israel made a remarkable discovery – a cache of 2,500-year-old letters between officers and their commanders. They provide a unique window on the impact overly controlling, self-centered leadership styles can have on others: “Regarding the letter you sent, the heart of your servant is ill, when my lord said: Don’t you know how to read a letter? As God lives, for every letter that comes to me, it is read.”

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.

4 Tips for Teaching and Leading Virtually

Chart Your Course

For the past decade, I have been a part of the “gig economy,” working remotely with clients around the world, and teaching online for four different schools. As a speaker, consultant, and coach, I have facilitated virtual trainings, conducted research remotely, and coached clients via phone and video conference. Over the years, I have identified […] The post 4 Tips for Teaching and Leading Virtually appeared first on Chart Your Course International.

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How to Easily Spot Leadership Qualities in Others

Lead from Within

Something I’m often asked is how you can spot someone with leadership potential. In my decades of leadership coaching, where I’ve worked with people from top corporate leaders to those just beginning to aspire to leadership, I’ve found there are certain qualities that get people noticed and attract others to their point of view. They don’t necessarily mean that person will become a great leader, but they indicate the potential is there.

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L’Oréal’s Return-to-Office Hits Some Snags: How to Avoid HR and Communication Blunders as Companies Enter the Next Stage of Pandemic Plans


Calling all HR, PR and Internal Communications professionals…there’s got to be a better way. Reading this CNN article about L’Oréal and their return-to-office efforts made my heart race. At a time when the stakes are so high for companies to help employees navigate through change and demonstrate leadership, this narrative feels like the company is missing huge opportunities for connection, engagement and growth that could be the silver lining of the pandemic.

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6 Top Reasons Why Companies Fly Private

CEO Insider

No matter what is happening in the world executives must still be able to carry on their work as usual, and it’s imperative this happens as time is money. Now more than ever, safety is a feature for any business, securing human capital is critical, no matter how smart computers are without top-class executives, there […].

Key Factors to consider when Choosing Best SEO Service in Singapore

Strategy Driven

Have you finally launched your business website and are ready to face whatever it takes to succeed online? Congratulations on making such a rewarding decision. Now the next thing you need to do is to pick the best SEO services in Singapore that will drive qualified traffic to your business site and implement a viable marketing strategy. This may be somewhat a complicated procedure, especially to newbies who have never done it before as they don’t know how to go about it.

The Reason To Ask Why Multiple Times

Eric Jacobson

Asking Why? multiple times helps you get to the root cause and helps your company to prevent undesirable results from occurring again or allows you to repeat a desirable results, explains author Michael Kallett in his book, T hink Smarter: Critical Thinking To Improve Problem-Solving And Decision-Making Skills. For example: Ask why to get to “I don’t know” and then go learn what you don’t know. Ask why to get to “Because” – which is a constraint to your eventual solution. In short, Why?

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!

Top Reasons Why Selling a Small Business is a Good Idea

Strategy Driven

If you’ve ever considered selling a small business, look no further. People sell businesses for a variety of reasons, but most of them revolve around getting away from something. While you may think that you’d only sell a business if you’re getting a lot of money, many people sell theirs because of personal issues. Running a business is difficult, so you may find that it isn’t worth getting stressed out.

Optimizing your virtual presence now

Anese Cavanaugh

As we become more and more virtually-based (V), leading team meetings, having 1:1's, teaching, speaking, dating, relating, and all things human connection over pixels, our Intentional Energetic Presence® (IEP) + (V) is more important than ever. After all, we now have to create safety and connection ON a screen in little boxes, hundreds and thousands of miles away from each other, and sometimes just next door. This is no small feat. However, it can be done beautifully.

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How to Start a Painting Business From Scratch

Strategy Driven

If you’re handy with a brush and paint rollers, you may want to consider going into business for yourself as a professional painter. Your startup costs will be negligible and there’s a huge market out there for you. What do you have to lose? However, you may feel a bit hesitant to jump on this opportunity if you don’t know the first thing about starting a business. Don’t worry, learning how to start a painting business isn’t incredibly difficult.

5 Tips When You Can’t Stand Your Work Environment

Ron Edmondson

About once a week I talk with a minister – usually a younger minister – who is miserable work environment in their current context. It isn’t always because the workplace is miserable. Sometimes it’s a misfit for them personally. Other times it is an unhealthy culture or a controlling leader. I would never advise spending 40 years in a miserable environment. Life is short. Work doesn’t have to be miserable.

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!

Improving Customer Satisfaction As An Online Business

Strategy Driven

Providing ultimate customer satisfaction when you have no face to face interaction with your clientele can often seem like a bit of a tricky task. Giving customers the best experience possible involves more than just being respectful in your tone, as every feature of your business, products and services contributes towards the individual opinion of the people you serve.

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5 Effective Ways to Build Trust in Virtual Teams

HR Digest

The remote working arrangement is a growing working trend nowadays, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and people being restricted to their homes. Workers and employees across the globe are working from home and reporting their tasks from home. While working remotely helps in building more teams through virtual connections, it also has its own set of challenges. It is tough to build trust and create good relationship s with teams on virtual connections. Trust in the Workplace.

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Here’s What CEOs Say on Working From Home Without Compromising Productivity!

Strategy Driven

How many of us realize that we are experiencing history? This is the most unprecedented and unforgettable time of our lives. The outbreak of the pandemic has left for us nothing but experiments, challenges and learning opportunities. Mid May Twitter announced its employees can work indefinitely from home, being the first big tech company to come up with such a policy.

NOISE points to bright spots to support change

Mike Cardus

As you work to plan and understand your future, how do you make sense of what is currently happening, and what a better tomorrow looks like? An often used strategic planning process is SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats). SWOT is used alone, with a team, or multiple teams, to determine the current environment and gather various perspectives. . The problem with SWOT is that is can lead people to feel that all of the issues are overwhelming.

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.

People, Purpose, Profits, Play: The Anytime Fitness Formula For Bringing Out The Best In Your Team With Chuck Runyon

Steve Farber

A business is only as good as the people behind it. As such, it is very important for business owners and leaders to learn how to bring out the best in their team. Read more. Podcast Anytime Fitness Formula Business Employees Business Leadership Love Work Return In Emotional Investment Work Culture

Five Proven Paths to Training Pull-Through

The Center For Leadership Studies

Hands down, the Achilles heel of every learning and training professional is determining how to help the people we sent to training—or trained ourselves!—to to change. To grow ! To use newly minted tools, techniques, strategies and behaviors to become the leaders we believe they could become—if only they would develop new habits from what they learned!

Asking the “Six Whats” Will Help You Strengthen Workplace Problem Solving

Art Petty

It’s an understatement to suggest this is a time for creative problem-solving in our organizations. Yet, too often, we react to symptoms or throw solutions at poorly defined problems. The failure to get to the root cause and underlying assumptions behind something that seems to be a problem results in half-measures and new, resultant problems. Here's a technique to stop the madness!

Reinforcement in the Workflow

The Center For Leadership Studies

Agile and resilient leaders have never been more in demand. In 2019, organizations spent approximately $3.53 billion to train employees how to be effective leaders. Leadership training is an essential investment, so how can organizations ensure that their leaders retain and apply what they learn back on the job? In a recently released white paper, Sustaining Virtual Leadership Development, we revealed the results of a research study, conducted with Training Industry, Inc.,

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.

A Financial Crisis Is Looming for Smaller Suppliers

Harvard Business

Their collapse could further destabilize the global supply chain. Supply chain Financial management Crisis management Digital Article

Build Your Confidence in One Easy Step

Roundtable Talk

Lately I’ve been thinking that the toughest job for most leaders is maintaining your positivity and confidence in a relentless environment of uncertainty. The pressure put on most leaders to quickly adapt business models and keep the company moving forward in a pandemic is absolutely overwhelming. All this pressure can sap your energy and confidence, […]. The post Build Your Confidence in One Easy Step appeared first on The Roundtable. Latest News & Insights

It’s Okay to Say “No” to Social Events During Covid

Harvard Business

Research shows we overestimate the cost of rejecting invitations. Difficult conversations Psychology Digital Article

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7 Link Building Strategies To Try Today

Strategy Driven

Looking for the best link building strategies? Trying to develop a powerful external link building strategy? If you’re looking for ways to boost the presence of your website in search engines, then it’s important to realize that building backlinks will be critical. Unfortunately, it can be tricky to get backlinks to your site and many website owners don’t know where to start. Luckily, we’re here to help you out.

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.

Companies Must Go Beyond Random Acts of Humanitarianism

Harvard Business

Your corporate purpose should lead the way. Social responsibility Crisis management Digital Article

Management Material

Harvard Business

Dear HBR: answers your questions with the help of Weatherhead School management professor Ellen Van Oosten. Managing people Professional transitions Audio

Smarter Health Care Deductibles Are a Win-Win for Employers and Employees - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM ELI LILLY

Harvard Business

Sponsor content from Eli Lilly. Managing organizations Personnel policies Sponsor Content

Conquer Your To-Do List With This Simple Hack

Harvard Business

A framework to help you prioritize. Managing yourself Decision making Productivity Digital Article

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.