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Leading Thoughts for March 26, 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.

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How Agile Is Your Business?

Lead Change Blog

Today marks the start of something that would have been unheard of two or so years ago – online BNI (Business Networking International) meetings in the UK. In the face of the growing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, its effect on people, communities, and our economy, and the sheer scale of the pressures created, business, as usual, is no longer an option.

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Leaders Lessons from an Outward Bound Wilderness Instructor

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Mark Brown: Leaders in the outdoor leadership space are quite familiar with a wilderness ethic and organization called Leave No Trace.

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How to Work From Home and Not go Crazy

Leadership Freak

Fatigue from radical change and constant stress hits you after a week or two of working from home. It’s time to set boundaries and establish rhythms. #1. Establish rhythms and routines. Know what… Continue reading → Leading Personal Growth Growth Leadership Development

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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.

Hope Comes From Being Intentional

Kevin Eikenberry

If you look now, even in this time of uncertainty, you can see hope.

Latest COVID Ideas & Resources for Business Owners

Tony Mayo

Tony Mayo Executive Coach. A client recently reminded me of this suddenly very relevant Tweet I sent years ago. All energy and attention used to prevent what we dread reduces the energy and attention available for realizing what we desire.

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The Best Way to Control Your Leadership Frustrations

Lead from Within

Everyone in a leadership position experiences some degree of frustration from time to time—and for some, it’s nearly constant. In my work as a leadership coach I often see leaders express frustration.

7 Ways a Senior Concierge Business Can Help Senior Citizens

Strategy Driven

Senior Concierge businesses help senior citizens with some of their day to day tasks that are becoming difficult for them to accomplish alone. They aren’t home health aides or any other type of medical caregivers.

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The Inspiration Code

Eric Jacobson

At the end of each year, I select my choice for the best new leadership book for that year, and then highlight that book on my blog. Well, only five months into 2017, I had already found a new leadership book so good that I couldn't wait until year-end 2017 to share it.

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A Quick Beginners Guide To Analytics in 2020

Strategy Driven

If you know anything about analytics, it’s probably that you should be looking at them regularly to decipher what is working for your business and what isn’t. Using these stats and figures, you can make sure that your business is always doing the right thing and can get the best results.

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.

Chaos to Complex :: everything is not an emergency

Mike Cardus

This is an overly complex and chaotic environment, suddenly we have to eliminate all the plans, finances, work Key-Result-Areas, and capacity plans! EVERYTHING IS IN CHAOS, THIS IS COMPLEX! Do you feel this way?

Fixing Quality Control Issues Is Easier Than You Think

Strategy Driven

For a lot of companies, quality control is a substantial issue. As any executive will tell you, there’s a tremendous difference between producing a hundred products well and tens of thousands. Often you have to rely on entirely different processes.

Out Of The Crisis: The Deming Institute’s Response to COVID-19

Deming Institute

First and foremost, we want to express our deepest sympathy to the people and families whose health and wellbeing have been impacted by the pandemic. We also want to thank those of you on the front lines – the healthcare workers, pharmacy staff, grocery clerks, truck drivers, government workers, and other unsung heroes who are working long and exhausting hours, risking their lives to keep our society functioning as we face this unprecedented crisis. ?We

4 Easy Ways to Promote Your Business

Strategy Driven

No matter how excellent your product or service may be, it is impossible for you to achieve success as a business owner without customers. Competition in today’s market is fierce, and it can be difficult to set yourself apart from your competitors.

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.

How would you describe the “back office” functions at your company (finance, procurement, legal, HR, etc.)?


Our reader poll today asks: How would you describe the “back office” functions at your company (finance, procurement, legal, HR, etc.)? They occasionally add value and respond in a reasonable time. 29.78% They add value in every interaction and are highly responsive. 25.56% They are extremely frustrating and overly bureaucratic. 19.38% They rarely add value and tend to slow things down. 17.98% They make my life a nightmare, and I can’t get anything done.

7 Ideas To Feel Productive During Quarantine and Social Distancing

Ron Edmondson

Many people are stuck at home during this Coronavirus pandemic. For the first week or so it might be fun. After a week or more, some will become stir crazy. It may require discipline not to lose patience with the situation.

Leadership in times of the coronavirus crisis: A management guide for professionals

CQ Net - Management skills for everyone!

Since its first discovery in December 2019 in Hubai, China, the new Coronavirus now called SARS-CoV-2 has managed to spread out in more than a dozen countries around the globe.

Things to Avoid when Conducting a Virtual Meeting

HR Digest

People across the world are working from home, as the Coronavirus pandemic has forced them to be at homes. However, working from home also includes virtual meetings and web conferences due to the lack of employees in a single place.

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 Contagion We Can Control

Harvard Business Review

Understanding how emotions spread between individuals can help you cope. Stress Psychology Digital Article

How Restaurants Can Survive Right Now

Harvard Business Review

It’s simple: Lower prices. Pricing Digital Article

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Why You Should Become an “Intrapreneur”

Harvard Business Review

You’ll be more engaged, and more productive. Managing yourself Digital Article

Real Leaders: Oprah Winfrey and the Power of Empathy

Harvard Business Review

What we can learn from how Oprah built her business empire. Leadership Entrepreneurship Emotional intelligence Audio

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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.

Coronavirus Is Widening the Corporate Digital Divide

Harvard Business Review

The competitive advantage belongs to those who can smoothly transition to remote work. Economics & Society Leadership & Managing people Business models IT Digital Article