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March 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the March 2021 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Communication. Lorrie Coffey of Horizonpointconsulting explains Four Simple Steps to Improve Your Business Writing. Lorrie writes: “ We often work with clients who aim to improve communication within their organizations.

6 Things Leaders Can Learn From COVID-19 And The Pandemic

Joseph Lalonde

It’s hard to believe that the COVID-19 pandemic is still happening. Businesses are still shuttered. Some have only recently reopened. Others have chosen to defy orders from various government agencies and reopened. It’s a crazy time. It’s also real.

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You Have Agency. Here’s How to Use It.

Next Level Blog

It almost always happens. Whenever I work with a group of high potential leaders, we eventually get to the conversation about agency. Someone will start talking about all the organizational dynamics that seem to be getting in the way of progress and then others will join in.

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ONE Simple Question to Use in Interviews to Hire a New Team Member or Add Someone to Your Team!

Great Results Team Building

Trying to hire a new team member or add someone to your team can be difficult –. You never know how they will mesh with your established culture, how they will interact with existing team members, or how true to their interview or trial-period personas they will stay….

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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.

A Message for You in Tough Times – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

I recently received an email from the Principal of the High School that I attended, asking if I would help with a project. As the students are getting ready to celebrate a COVID-style homecoming, the staff is asking alum to share messages of encouragement and support.

How the Best Leaders Build Trust at Work

Lead from Within

Trust is a crucial element for any successful team. When team members are working remotely it becomes even more important—but also more difficult to achieve and maintain. Whatever your team’s situation, the best way for you to foster a climate of trust is to lead by example.

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3 Tips to Expand Your Consulting Firm’s Market

David A Fields

There’s a rich, hidden vein of project opportunities for your consulting firm—projects that your consulting firm may not have been in the running to receive. With the proper outlook and actions, you can reveal and win them.

Bullying or Bad Boss: Bad Person, Inexperienced, Unskilled, or Cultural Artifact?

The Practical Leader

Tomorrow we publish my February blogs in the March issue of The Leader Letter. This issue focuses on bully and bad bosses. The line between a bad boss and a bully boss can be tough to discern. It’s mostly about intentions.

How to Use Video as Business Training Materials

Strategy Driven

Using videos as part of your training resources is a no brainer in this day and age. Videos can be a great way to increase the retention of information by trainees; in some cases, up to 90% of the information compared to written text alone.

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How To Reclaim Your Time

Eric Jacobson

“Four out of five adults report feeling that they have too much to do and not enough time to do it,” reports Ashley Whillans , author of the new book, Time Smart: How to Reclaim Your Time and Live a Happier Life. These time-poor people experience less joy each day. They laugh less.

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!

The Feeling Economy and Customer Empathy

Strategy Driven

Artificial intelligence (AI) and automation as a workforce disruptor is a genie out of the bottle. The Brookings Institute, a little more than a year ago projected about 25% disruption of the U.S. workforce – about 36 million jobs – in the coming decades.

The Key to Succession Planning for Family-run Businesses

HR Digest

The long-term survival of private, owner-managed, or family-owned businesses, will depend upon a clear and early focus on strategic succession planning. Yet, in many businesses, a little of that goes into determining who’ll preserve the legacy they’ve built when the founders leave the grandstand.

Why Online Reputation Management Is Essential In 2021

Strategy Driven

The past year has seen our world truly catapulted into the digital era, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. Online shopping for groceries, clothes and other essentials has become more prevalent than ever, and remote working with the help of technology is more widespread increasingly widespread.

7 Unwritten Rules which Determine an Organizational DNA

Ron Edmondson

The unwritten organizational rules are just as, if not more, important than the written rules. I wrote about this idea HERE. If you are considering making changes, implementing something new, adding staff, for example, you need to also consider these unwritten organizational rules.

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!

No contract, no problem: how “ad hoc” services could benefit your business

Strategy Driven

Picture the scene: your business has run into a problem which can only be solved with specialist expertise – expertise your workforce doesn’t currently have. One obvious potential remedy would be to recruit someone new with that expertise – but would you want to recruit them permanently?

Learning from Customers

Curious Cat

Don’t make it hard for customers to be heard. Provide training and tools to employees to document customers voices. Train employees to learn as much as possible from customers. Value the time employees spend listening to customers and learning from them.


Harvard Business

Sponsor content from the International Coaching Federation. Leadership Coaching Developing employees Sponsor Content

#LeadershipTruth — It’s Okay To Lean Out

Roundtable Talk

When I first read Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In, I felt like I was in the minority of female leaders who didn’t love it.

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!

How Employers Can Reduce Vaccine Hesitancy

Harvard Business

Twelve strategies backed by behavioral economics. Behavioral economics Personnel policies Digital Article

What Black Leaders Bring to the Table

Harvard Business

Author Chad Sanders outlines the benefits that marginalized people, operating with authenticity, offer in business. Organizational culture Race Leadership Audio

Does Your Company Lurch From Crisis to Crisis?

Harvard Business

“Hero culture” could be to blame. Managing organizations Crisis management Organizational culture Digital Article

Can Historic Social Injustices be Addressed Through Reparations?

Harvard Business

Harvard Business School professor Mihir Desai discusses the arguments for and against reparations in response to the 1921 Tulsa Massacre. Race Economy Education Audio

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.

Implementing Inclusive Policies Across a Global Organization

Harvard Business

Three strategies for multinational companies. International business Diversity Globalization Global strategy Digital Article