Fri.May 22, 2020

A Chance to Start Anew

Lead Change Blog

Why doesn’t the training stick? We asked ourselves that question many times. Full of hope and possibility, we’d send employees to leadership development sessions, anticipating that they’d grow into their potential. A few did; most didn’t. One day, Amy, our L&D director, had another of her glorious eureka moments—the company’s existing systems and processes were inhibiting new behaviors promoted in training from taking root.

Why Are Christian Leaders Busier Than Ever Before During COVID-19?

Joseph Lalonde

I had a great question from a reader of this blog. The question was so good, I couldn’t not answer it in a blog article. A reader asked: Why are Christian leaders busier than ever before during this crisis? It caught me by surprise… Then I realized he was right. Christian leaders are busier than […] The post Why Are Christian Leaders Busier Than Ever Before During COVID-19? appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Crisis Leadership Leadership

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12 Manipulations of Rebels, Fools, and Backstabbers

Leadership Freak

Novice manipulators are obvious. Skillful manipulators come off as kind and helpful. Avoid being manipulated by spotting the strategies used by manipulators. Strategic manipulation: #1. Pretend you agree when you disagree. #2. Pretend… Continue reading → Backstabbers Communication Growth Leadership Development

When Being Right Frustrates Your Leadership

Let's Grow Leaders

You’re smart, informed, and know your work backward and forward. But sometimes, being “right” stops you from being effective. In this episode, you’ll discover challenges leaders face when they’re overly focused on being right and how to let go of being […]. The post When Being Right Frustrates Your Leadership appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. You’re smart, informed, and know your work backward and forward.

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.

Weekly Round-Up: Risks in Working From Home Forever, Comms When Returning to the Office, Leadership Tips for Resiliency & Change, Maintaining Trust in a Crisis, 7 Mistakes Managing Remote Teams


Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts I've seen over the past week. Typically, as you might have noticed, I tend to cover broad topics. Given the current state of business today and how much has changed because of COVID-19, I'm going to use the Weekly Round-Up as a place to share some of the best resources I'm seeing to help leaders and communicators navigate this new normal with their teams.

How to Develop a Digital Marketing Strategy for 2020

Strategy Driven

Every business needs to have a digital marketing strategy in 2020. If your business has any kind of online presence at all, as every business should at this point, digital marketing is essential to your survival. But just throwing money at your digital marketing isn’t going to get you very far. If you want your marketing to have an impact and achieve your goals, you need to have a solid strategy at the core.

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Pultrusions Explained – Their Benefits And More

Strategy Driven

Pultrusion products are used for a huge number of different applications. This includes everything from sports goods and rail transport to motor vehicles and wind turbine blades. The pultrusion process leads to materials that are of exceptional quality. From incredible strength to low weight, the benefits are truly extensive.

Crisis Leadership ? 8 Top Executives Share 9 Lessons On Leading Through Uncertain Times

CEO Insider

Crises can define a leader and cement their abilities to guide an organization. Leaders who help their organizations shoulder the burden of a difficult challenge can elevate themselves, their organization and sometimes, an entire industry. As businesses and their leadership teams collectively navigate the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic, we asked eight former executives to […].

5 Ways Small Business Can Cut their Shipping Expenses

Strategy Driven

Shipping is a major expense for many small businesses. Yet, you can’t keep on expecting your customers to pay, and there’s a point when you’ll have to reduce costs in order to stay competitive. Thankfully, there are lots of things that you can do to keep these costs under control. Sometimes, all you have to do is make some minor adjustments, or look at ways that you can streamline your processes. Let’s take a look at a few ways small businesses can cut their shipping expenses.

Let Freedom Ring: What Our Founding Fathers Would Think Of These Lockdowns

CEO Insider

As of May 19th, 34 states in the US have re-opened mostly or partially for business. Another 10 states have opened regionally, leaving decisions to local authorities. If you’re like us in Illinois, you’re part of the minority, the 5 states finally starting open, still with significant restrictions (NY Times, 2020). Lockdowns haven’t stopped the […].

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!

4 Screening Tests for Employees That Management Should Consider

Strategy Driven

A company’s strategy towards employees typically requires managers to be vigilant about potential employee issues that happen unexpectedly but demand an immediate response. However, not leaving things to chance means being proactive and not just reactive to avoid potential issues becoming all too real. To avoid management getting bogged down with interpersonal conflicts, security issues, or concerns over questionable conduct, here are four screening tests for employees that are worth considering.

The Danger of Vaccine Nationalism

Harvard Business

Countries must deploy a coordinated strategy based on science, not politics. Economics & Society Research & development Digital Article

If You Feel Like You’re Regressing, You’re Not Alone

Harvard Business

Crisis is often a three-act story: Emergency. Regression. Recovery. Conflict Leading teams Digital Article

How U.S. Companies Can Support Employees of Color Through the Pandemic

Harvard Business

Though we’re all in this together, we’re not all in the same boat. Race 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!

In Times of Crisis, a Little Thanks Goes a Long Way

Harvard Business

Five ways leaders can make gratitude routine. Motivating people Managing people Crisis management Digital Article

What Hospitals Overwhelmed by Covid-19 Can Learn From Startups

Harvard Business

A classic business concept — the S-curve — can help chart the way forward. Operations management Business models Innovation Healthcare Government Digital Article

How to Prepare Your Virtual Teams for the Long Haul

Harvard Business

Triage issues now to prevent problems in the future. Leading teams Collaboration Digital Article

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Rebuilding the Economy Around Good Jobs

Harvard Business

It’s time to invest in workers. Operations Managing people Labor 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.