Wed.Mar 25, 2020

The Mood Elevator

Lead Change Blog

We all ride the Mood Elevator up and down every day. How well we do it impacts our relationships, our personal effectiveness, our career, and our experience of life. Most people take that ride for granted—but what if we knew the right buttons to push to move to the top? Larry Senn, father of corporate culture and author of The Mood Elevator , provides an operating manual to keep you out of the emotional basement.

Here's What Isn't Cancelled

Leading in Context

I have become aware (and I imagine you may have too) that trying to maintain a sense of normalcy isn't possible right now. I realized today (as I read yet another event cancellation) that I would be better off focusing on all the things that are NOT cancelled. Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking cancellations ethical leadership during the pandemic leader leader mindset leadership development

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4 Things Business Leaders Can Do During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Joseph Lalonde

Coronavirus has hit the world hard. News stations have been reporting about the pandemic non-stop. We hear all of the negative that is happening in the world. Businesses are suspending operations. People are losing their paychecks and, worse, possibly their homes, vehicles, and more. The Coronavirus is devastating the economies of the nations. Take a […] The post 4 Things Business Leaders Can Do During The Coronavirus Pandemic appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Leadership

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Now That You Have Committed – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Recently I suggested that we have a National Commitment Day. If you missed that, you can watch it here. So after we make the commitment, the question is…NOW WHAT? Here are six steps to help you get greater success in achieving what you have committed to. Tweet it out: Commitment without a plan won’t get […]. The post Now That You Have Committed – Remarkable TV appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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.

Eliminate “Out of an Abundance of Caution”

Leadership Freak

Gag me with a spoon. I’m sick of hearing, “Out of an abundance of caution….” Bad: An abundance of caution is bad. People buy all the toilet paper out of an abundance of… Continue reading → Courage Encouragement Leadership Leadership Development

A Fast – and Brutally Effective – Way to Make Your Organization More Innovative

Strategy Driven

Startups are good at innovation for many reasons, but the two most important ones are people and culture. They attract people who are looking for a challenge and opt into taking risk in the pursuit of a potential, yet uncertain, upside.

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Define the ‘Outcome’ as 1st Step to Effective Communication


We spend a fair amount of time talking with our clients and the leaders we work with about “desired outcomes” – the first step in planning any kind of communication. When we ask, “What’s the outcome you seek?” we often get a communications goal (that’s helpful to know but communications should never be an outcome; it’s a means to achieving a business outcome). When we follow-up: “What’s the business outcome you seek?” we also often get fuzzy business goals. Leadership Effectiveness & Planning

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Offshore Software Development: Reasons Why Outsourcing Is Beneficial For Startups

Strategy Driven

Outsourcing is a popular software development strategy in modern tech. From global corporations to nascent startups, more businesses consider looking for programmers abroad. As a startup founder, you may be new to outsourcing and wonder why it has been so hyped lately.

Coronavirus Crisis: Reasons for Hope During These Dark Times

The Practical Leader

As Heather and I work from, and stay home, to be part of the solution, I found myself gorging on way too much negative news. As my sleep and mood deteriorated, I went looking for an antidote to the pessimism plague. I began a search for reasons to be optimistic. One of the first articles I came across was at Human Progress by Chelsea Follott.

Hardware VPNs or Software VPNs? What’s the Best Option?

Strategy Driven

When talking about VPNs, you might hear people referring to either “software VPNs” or “hardware VPNs.”. Fancy and interesting terms, but what do they mean exactly? Well, this quick 5-minute article will tell you everything you need to know about them (including which option would be ideal for you). What Is a Software VPN? Software VPN is the app you use to run VPN connections on your device. VPN providers or independent developers create software VPN and make it available on their websites.

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.

8 Reasons Failure Forges Strong Leaders

CEO Insider

Whether you’ve been rejected for a promotion, lost a client, or screwed up an important project, failure feels awful, demoralizing, and draining. However, there are secret upsides of failure: reflection, iteration and innovation, grit, and community. These can be game-changing gifts—if we can access them. But when we are swirling in shame about a past […]. CEO Insider

The Importance of Establishing Multiple Sources of Income

Strategy Driven

Establishing a secure financial future can be challenging for people that aren’t aware of how to stabilize or diversify their income. If you’re trying to support your family, then having multiple sources of income can greatly help with the future. Unfortunately, most people don’t realize how they can establish several sources of income, or they find the idea daunting to say the least.

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New Ideas of Executive Presence


Rob Salafia, thoughtLEADERS Principal, sat down with Jim and Jan of The Leadership Podcast to discuss his personal philosophy on executive presence. In continuation of our new collaboration with The Leadership Podcast, Rob explains his personal thoughts on executive presence in this short form “chalk talk.” ” These chalk talk series are bitesize sessions on a common (but challenging) leadership issue.

How to Organize Seamless Business Trips in 2020

Strategy Driven

One of the perks of working in a large company, with several senior responsibilities, is that it’s often left to you to travel to different destinations in order to hammer out contracts, seal deals, check up on suppliers, or help with your distribution network. These business trips are essential for the functioning of your company, and crucial to help you build your professional profile and wide set of skills and contacts.

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.

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Rapid BI

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Recruitment Tips to Reduce Hiring Cost For Cash Strapped Businesses

HR Digest

Hiring a new employee is not an easy task, especially for cash strapped businesses. The hiring process itself is a time-consuming and money-costing proposition. The cost factor is not only the salary, but recruitment, onboarding, and training all push up the hiring costs. . Finding the right person to fill in the position can be time-consuming.

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Are You Leading Through the Crisis … or Managing the Response?

Harvard Business Review

Four leadership traps to avoid. Crisis management Leadership Digital Article

Virtual Offsites That Work

Harvard Business Review

You don’t have to leave the office to get away. Meetings Leading teams Managing people Collaboration Digital Article

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.

How to Make the Most of the Job You Already Have

Harvard Business Review

Don’t start the job hunt just yet. Managing yourself Digital Article

Hospitals Need Cash. Health Insurers Have It.

Harvard Business Review

Coronavirus has delayed non-urgent care, leading to a financial crisis. Health Operations Risk management Digital Article