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.

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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.

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 […].

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.

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.

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.

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Crisis Leadership – 8 Lessons from 8 Global Leaders

CEO Insider

Crises can define CEOs and cement their abilities to guide an organization.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Harvard Business Review

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

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.

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

Harvard Business Review

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

The Danger of Vaccine Nationalism

Harvard Business Review

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

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.

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

Harvard Business Review

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 Review

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 Review

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 Review

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

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.