Mon.Oct 12, 2020

Stay Indispensable by Cultivating These Key Ingredients

Leading Blog

I N 1984 a typical business competency would last 30 years. Today, it’s more akin to five. We’re changing jobs more than ever and pursuing multiple careers and projects simultaneously. Take a moment to consider how many jobs you’ve had and how many careers you’re yet to embark upon?

How much do you invest in leadership development?

Lead Change Blog

There is no doubt that we live in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world. Leaders work in increasingly flatter and leaner organisations. They are more diverse, culturally, and generationally. Their work is more likely to be virtual, than working alongside, and navigating the virtual world brings different demands. Leaders also increasingly work in resource-starved environments where demands seem much more significant.

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One Way to Cultivate a More Resilient and Creative Team

Let's Grow Leaders

A creative team starts with room to think The rocky mountain air was crisp with fall chill–a perfect time for a fire in the wood-burning stove. We placed the logs on top of the kindling, held the flame beneath the wood, and…nothing […].

4 Tips for Improving Work/Life Balance

Career Advancement

“We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” ” ~ Arianna Huffington.

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Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

Why Purpose Matters: The 7 Powers of Purpose

Leadership Freak

A leader without purpose is lost in a world of opportunity. The 7 powers of purpose: Grit. A leader with purpose has reason to fight through adversity. “If If we possess our why of… Continue reading → Purpose

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Are Doctors Great Leaders? Well, some of them…

N2Growth Blog

Apparently, Zocdoc is doing something right. Their early investors are a ‘Who’s Who’ list of innovators and billionaires, including Marc Benioff, Founder’s Fund , Khosla Ventures, Bezos Expeditions , and Goldman Sachs.

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10 Most-Read Blogs on Leadership & Communication in Q3 2020


As we continue to adjust and reinvent how we lead and communicate during the pandemic, we want to continue to take a look at what content has been most popular among our readers. So, in case you missed any posts, here’s the top content others found most helpful in Q3.

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Find and Create Magic in the Mundane

Skip Prichard

Create Magic. Anthea C. Stratigos has been a friend of mine for many years. She is the CEO of Outsell, Inc. and the author of Magic in the Mundane: Making Life’s Ordinary Extraordinary.

How to “Manage” A Blue Lobster

Mills Scofield

As we think ahead to the surreality of these times, many of us are trying to figure out how to support, encourage, understand our employees, in particular, how to find, nurture and develop our blue lobsters. So, I adapted this ‘ oldie ’ to remind us how, before I even knew about blue lobsters.

It’s Time to Stretch: Use the Scarcity Created by COVID-19 to Your Advantage

CEO Insider

2021 is right around the corner. While many of us are eager to put this tumultuous year in the rearview mirror, we need to face the reality that the way we work will remain resource-constrained for the foreseeable future.

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.

Tips for Hiring Customer Service Staff in Anxious Times


4 Make-Or-Break Customer Service Skills and How to Find Them Today’s post is by Ken Crowell The pandemic and economic and political turmoil has Americans stressed out, making customer service skills more important than ever for businesses to be able to thrive and grow.

How to Manage People in Your Small Business

Strategy Driven

People are your business’s most valuable assets. However, they also represent assets that may be difficult to manage. Because owners frequently overlook employee management when launching a business, it is important to acquire this skill and cultivate it.

7 Indicators It’s Not a Good Time for Change

Ron Edmondson

I’ve never been a proponent of the saying “ if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” Sometimes you need a change and nothing is “broken” It just isn’t as good as it could be, it’s keeping other things from being better, or it’s soon going to be broke unless you change.

Productive People Do These Three Things

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.

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!

The Strategy-Driven Solution to Driving Up Interest Before New Business Launch

Strategy Driven

Starting a new business is a logistical challenge. There is a lot of behind-the-scenes work that will eat up your time, and before you know it, you are all ready to launch – and have absolutely zero interest from the public. You cannot keep your new business a secret while you are building it up.

Finding Virtue in the Finance Industry

Harvard Business

You can do well and do good. Economics & Society Finance & Accounting Ethics Digital Article

What Qualities Really Define A Business Leader Post Pandemic?

Strategy Driven

The seismic effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic have impacted every single aspect of our lives, with the workplace and commerce in general changing unrecognisably in the space of just a few months.

Navigating Office Politics When There Is No Office

Harvard Business

Remote work offers an opportunity to reset existing relationships — and build new ones. Conflict Managing yourself Managing people Digital Article

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!

Public Speaking Tips for your Next Presentation At Work

HR Digest

A public presentation isn’t a simple task, to stand up and talk in front of an audience of people! Many people fear public speaking and situations when they have to face and open up their thoughts and suggestions to a crowd.

How Mothers WFH Are Negotiating What’s Normal

Harvard Business

Working from home because of the pandemic is changing norms within households. Gender Audio


The Surprising Upside of Expensive Products That Don’t Sell

Harvard Business

They’re still valuable — even in a recession. Sales & Marketing Branding Pricing Digital Article

How to Tell If a Prospective Employer Shares Your Values

Harvard Business

Ask these questions at your next interview. Job search Digital Article

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.

Tech Should Enable Change, Not Drive It

Harvard Business

Are digital tools actually helping people do their jobs? Technology Managing people Managing organizations Digital Article

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Notes to My Future Manager Self

Harvard Business

Journalist Priska Neely discusses how anxiety makes her a better manager and how she injects empathy into hard conversations at work. Managing people Leadership Communication Audio