Thu.Feb 13, 2020

Leading Thoughts for February 13, 2020

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There’s More to Life than Logic

Lead Change Blog

Elite, logical brainpower. Some believe that’s all that is needed to successfully solve problems. Critical thinking does play a central role in getting to good answers. Without a logical and disciplined process to actively “conceptualize, apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate” what we plan to do, biases and privilege can unconsciously and negatively influence decisions and shape outcomes. While logic and reason are good, they aren’t enough.

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The Single Predictor of Long-Term Success

Leadership Freak

There’s hope for you if you aren’t the smartest person at the table. Average people succeed as long as they keep going when the path is steep.

Six Company Rules That Were Made to Be Broken

Lead from Within

Rules are there for a reason, and most of the time they’re worth following—to preserve the greater good and to keep yourself out of trouble. But there are some rules that you absolutely have to break if you want to succeed. Ask yourself if any of the following rules are keeping you playing small.

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.

The Best Way to Help Your Team Win

Let's Grow Leaders

No one comes to work wanting to do a bad job. Losing is stressful. When the scorecard trends in the wrong direction, how do you help your team win? And how do you help a strong team get even better? The answer […].

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Does Your Team Have a #1 Priority?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Mike McHargue: Does your team have one clearly stated priority? The one thing that is the focus above everything else? And, is everyone on your team crystal clear about what that priority is? Notice I didn’t ask about your priorit- ies.

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Is Tech At The Root Of Your Inefficiency?

Strategy Driven

In modern business, we have become very used to our reliance on digital technology, to a degree that might have been unfathomable even a couple of decades ago. All kinds of businesses use it nowadays, from making processes easier to complete to managing important business systems.

Tip For How To Onboard New Employees

Eric Jacobson

If you lead an organization that uses employee ID badges, considering using a different color or a special designation on the badges for newly hired employees for at least their first 30 days and ideally up to 60 days.

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What are you designing for?

Anese Cavanaugh

You have a board meeting coming up that will require answers to hard questions, thoughtful delivery, an ask for support, and, if all goes well, will result in a stronger relationship with your board and a solid next step plan at the end of the meeting.

How to Build a Better Company Culture Through Fun and Connection

CEO Insider

Success in business depends heavily on offering great products or services, but it also takes great employees to do that. And above all, it takes a healthy company culture to retain those employees.

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.

The Challenge of the R1 Diagnosis

The Center For Leadership Studies

Of the many titles and nicknames I have had over the years, “The Rookie” or (cornier) “Newbie” got my back up the most. For you, it may have been: “The New Guy” or “Greenhorn,” “The Boot” or “Last In.” For many of us, those are not terms of endearment. Come on!

CEO Spotlight: How to Source Great Talent in a Tight Labor Market – Joanna Riley

CEO Insider

The United States is experiencing a tighter labor market than it has in the past two decades. The national unemployment rate is at a 50-year low, and fewer people are searching for employment.

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What portion of your time do you work from home?


Our reader poll today asks: What portion of your time do you work from home? 100%: 7.6% 75-99%: 8.2% 50-74%: 5.4% 25-49%: 8.2% 1-25%: 54.7% 0%: 15.8% Time from home. 85% of you spend a decent amount of time working from home. Only a small portion go to the office every day.

3 Options When The Job is More Than You Feel Qualified to Do

Ron Edmondson

When I was growing up I frequently heard the phrase. If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. I’m not sure that’s a saying anymore, but either way, I love a good analogy to help me think through a topic. And I think the phrase applies in leadership.

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.

Dating the boss, crossing an invisible line?

HR Digest

According to surveys, a quarter of American workers now say they have merrily dipped their pen in the company ink. Fifteen percent say the person they dated was their boss, notes CareerBuilder , a popular job site.

Get Adventurous with Your Leadership Training

Harvard Business Review

Lessons from the great outdoors. Leadership development Digital Article

Should you be working on weekends?

HR Digest

How often do you find yourself working on the weekends? If you buckle down more often than you can say, you are likely to develop depression and associated risk disorders. Weekends are the Holy Grail for most working people.

Research: It Pays to Be Yourself

Harvard Business Review

Literally. Communication Psychology 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.

To Be More Data Driven, Look for the Right Business Partner

Harvard Business Review

It’s smart to pool resources. Growth strategy Joint ventures Data Digital Article

Research: Why We’re Incentivized by Discounts and Surcharges

Harvard Business Review

Our motivations are as social as they are financial. Motivating people Digital Article

Why Companies Need to Help Ensure Election Integrity

Harvard Business Review

Businesses have the tools to help local governments adapt to a new digital landscape. Security & privacy Technology Economics & Society Digital Article

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