Thu.Feb 27, 2020

Leading Thoughts for February 27, 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. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella shares his love of learning: “The one thing that I would say that defines me is I love to learn.

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Are You That Transformational Leader?

Lead Change Blog

The context. I am currently working collaboratively with a colleague on the co-creation of a People Strategy for a local authority in England. That strategy will support the delivery of the corporate plan; but at its heart lies a desire to entrench critical behaviours, attitudes, and practices that will transform the organisation—a stern test in times of austerity. The challenge.

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7 Things to do When Work Sucks

Leadership Freak

This post is based on my conversation with Bruce Daisley, the former European VP of Twitter and author of the great book, “Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat: 30 Hacks for Bringing Joy to Your… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Leadership Development

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5 Reasons Your Team Just Doesn’t Get It

Let's Grow Leaders

When your team just doesn’t get it, you’ve got a chance to level up It’s a lament we’ve heard from many leaders—usually accompanied by frustrated pacing or a discouraged slouch with their head in their hands: “I don’t know what else to […].

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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.

Predicting How People Will Cope With Change

Change Starts Here

An organization that had undergone years of tremendous growth realized that they had outgrown their purchasing spending rules. Too many people had authority to spend large amounts without approval or coordination.

The Future is Now: Ready or not, the robots are coming to a retail space near you.

CEO Insider

For decades, we’ve been bombarded with futuristic television shows like “The Jetsons” and sci-fi movies like “The Terminator” or “I, Robot”, that depict robots infiltrating our daily lives.

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Servant Leadership In Action

Eric Jacobson

Be sure to read the definitive book on servant leadership. It's a curated collection of incredibly insightful and motivational perspectives on servant leadership via essays by 44 servant leaders.

5 Characteristics of an Entrepreneur Bound for Success

Strategy Driven

There is a famous quote that says “ Success is when your photos are uploaded on Google instead of Facebook.”. In just a short span of time, to be precise just 4 years, we were able to rank on the first page on Google.

What is your perspective on personality assessments like Myers-Briggs?


Our reader poll today asks: What is your perspective on personality assessments like Myers-Briggs? They’re incredibly insightful and helpful tools. They’re interesting and foster some good conversations. They’re amusing, but I don’t use their results a lot.

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Five reasons you need IT support for your business

Strategy Driven

No matter the size of your business, you should consider having some form of IT support for your brand. Why is that, though? If it’s just you or you have only a small team, you might be thinking there are very few benefits for this – you could think you can do this yourself.

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.

What a Leader Does in Times of Crisis

Ron Edmondson

The Apostle Paul was an effective leader. He was the arguably the most successful church planter of all times; managing to plant churches and write books we are still using today. There is an interesting story in Acts 19 of a time of crisis.

Is LinkedIn A Viable Stand-Alone CRM System?

Strategy Driven

The debate over whether or not LinkedIn is a viable stand-alone CRM system is an often discussed issue in business. On the one hand, some believe that you need to integrate it with an existing CRM system in order to get the best of both worlds.

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How to make Women’s Day in Office a Memorable Event?

HR Digest

International Women’s Day is around the corner! March 8th, the day is empowering women and celebrating them and their efforts to make the world a better place to live in and a day that marks a critical moment for the movement for women’s rights.

Lead Your Business Through the Coronavirus Crisis

Harvard Business Review

Twelve lessons on analyzing data, communicating information, and protecting your employees. Crisis management International business Operations Digital Article

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.

How to Improve Care for High-Need, High-Cost Medicaid Patients

Harvard Business Review

A program in Memphis, Tennessee, reduced total spending by 37% per patient. Operations Business models Organizational structure Healthcare Digital Article

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Are You Still Prioritizing Intuition Over Data?

Harvard Business Review

We’re more data-driven than we were 20 years ago — except at work. Data Decision making Digital Article

Prepare Your Supply Chain for Coronavirus

Harvard Business Review

It’s late in the game, but there are still steps you can take. Operations management Crisis management Digital Article

If You’re Overworked, Learn Which Tasks to Hand Off

Harvard Business Review

6 questions to ask of any new task. Time management Stress Managing yourself 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.