Wed.Apr 01, 2020

First Look: Leadership Books for April 2020

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in April 2020. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases. Entrepreneurial Leadership : The Art of Launching New Ventures, Inspiring Others, and Running Stuff by Joel Peterson.

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Triggers: Becoming the Person You Want to Be

Lead Change Blog

In business, the right behaviors matter. But getting it right is tricky. Even when we acknowledge the need to change what we do and how we do it, life has a habit of getting in the way, upsetting even the best-laid plans.

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Physical Distancing is Not a Guarantee

Tony Mayo

Tony Mayo Executive Coach. ? ? ? WHO & CDC recommendations for physical distancing A/K/A social distancing do not fully protect bystanders from a sneezing person who carries a viral infection, presumably including SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Stay home! ? ? ?

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The Physics Lesson We All Know

Kevin Eikenberry

Even if you never took a physics class, and even if you hated science class in high school, you know, loosely, what is known as the Law of Gravity. Stated in less scientific terms (you’re welcome), it says this: What goes up, must come down. The inverse is true, though not in the physical […].

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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.

Dealing With Workload Pressure

Joseph Lalonde

You know that sinking feeling. The one where your heart flutters because of the ever-increasing workload pressure you’re under. The flutter isn’t the fluttering you feel when you see your bride walk down the aisle.

Leading With Values During the Pandemic

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton. As we all grapple with the pandemic, I am grateful to see so many businesses sharing resources and ideas freely and. finding a way to do some good for others. Our current challenges can only be managed with everyone pulling together to make good choices.

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5 Easy and Effective Virtual Teambuilding Activities and Ideas for Team Leaders

Great Results Team Building

Are you and your team are stuck in quarantine and unable to maintain your daily interactions with each other over the next few weeks? . Are you and your team separated as part of a virtual team that has teammates at different locations permanently? .

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Playful Mischief: A Story of Deception

Leadership Freak

Apart from love, mischief is cruel. My last mischievous act almost went too far. You should know that my wife (Dale) enjoys “her” birds. She fills the feeders every morning. Every evening she… Continue reading → Leading


Leadership Communication: 6 Steps to Handling Tough Conversations


It’s a given: Having tough conversations and communicating difficult topics is part of a leader’s job. But just like you plan for contingencies in your business, planning how you will communicate difficult messages can improve the ultimate outcome.

4 Critical Needs of Employees During Coronavirus Lockdown

Leading with Trust

Thanks to Tanmay Vora at for the sketchnote. Now, more than ever, people need leaders to step up and lead from the heart.

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.

How to See Your Projects to Completion


Most of the major initiatives we pursue are conducted as projects. What do you do when those projects go up in flames? There are seven common reasons our projects go bad and the ways to avoid them. Today’s post is by Mike Figliuolo, Managing Director of thoughtLEADERS.

Aim Higher: The Importance of Resilient Leadership 

Skip Prichard

Be Resilient in the Storm. Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are.” – Arthur Golden. Resilience. When I think of resilience, I think about people who have overcome adversity.

Extrinsic Vs Intrinsic Motivation at Work


When I was a kid, maybe eight or nine years old, I was playing in the basement of our house, and I found a duffle bag stuffed under a pile of other random stuff. The bag was full of plaques, trophies, and different awards that all had my dad’s name on them.

COVID-19 Employer Briefing




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.

Extrinsic Vs Intrinsic Motivation at Work


When I was a kid, maybe eight or nine years old, I was playing in the basement of our house, and I found a duffle bag stuffed under a pile of other random stuff. The bag was full of plaques, trophies, and different awards that all had my dad’s name on them.

9 Great Ideas for Basketball Promotional Items

Strategy Driven

Succeeding in business can be an uphill battle. After all, there are over 30 million small businesses operating around the United States. That stacks up to a huge degree of competition. The result?

My Books: This Month and Last Month

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here are the newest books that I have read recently: (Note: The books marked with a (*) are current best-sellers) Current Books (April, 2020) The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben* Rules on Civility by Amor Towels The Man Who Broke Into Auschwitz by Danis Avey Drunk on Sports by Tim Cowlishaw Recent Books (March, 2020) Long Range by C.J. Box*… Read More My Books: This Month and Last Month. Karl's blog entries

All About Structure: Understanding the Various Types of Business Ownership

Strategy Driven

Not all businesses are alike right down to their ownership structure. This structure forms the basis of all business operations. Structure to a business is what the skeletal system is to us, humans. A business structure boils down to its ownership arrangement.

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.

5 Smart Money Tips to Help Your Employees During COVID-19

CEO Insider

Your team has been disrupted, your typical lines of communication broken, your office spaces emptied, and still you and your company need to produce.

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The Value of Account-Based Marketing for CRM

Strategy Driven

In this era of information, businesses are searching for advanced solutions to the issues they face. The internet has been both a benefit and a mystery for businesses. Brand leaders and marketers are online continuously trying to figure out the Rubik’s Cube that is online marketing. The problem of doing business on the internet is that it is fairly new as far as platforms are concerned, and everyone is looking to find how they can implement the various outlets online to promote their businesses.

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Are Your Employees Slacking Off? Here’s What to Do

HR Digest

Research shows that the average worker slacks off for up to 50 minutes a day – or more than five hours a week. Dealing with employees slacking off isn’t easy, but it can be solved if you nip the problem in the bud. Here’s how.

How Managers Can Support Remote Employees

Harvard Business Review

Connect frequently, set clear boundaries, and stay ahead of problems. Communication Managing people Technology 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.

A Detailed Plan for Getting Americans Back to Work

Harvard Business Review

Targeting a single, nationwide date is unrealistic. Economics & Society Digital Article

Be a Colleague That Others Can Confide In

Harvard Business Review

How to get beyond “I’m fine.” ” Emotional intelligence Stress Digital Article

If You’re Burning Out, Carve a New Path

Harvard Business Review

Designing your own role will lead to a more meaningful experience at work. Developing employees Employee retention Motivating people Digital Article

In the Face of Lockdown, China’s E-Commerce Giants Deliver

Harvard Business Review

Lessons from Alibaba and Operations Innovation Supply chain Digital Article

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

The Varying International Responses to Covid-19, and the U.S. Stimulus Package

Harvard Business Review

Felix and Mihir discuss how and why countries have varied in their approach to Covid-19, and they debate the design of the U.S. stimulus package. Government Health Economy Audio


The Next Trillion-Dollar Market

Harvard Business Review

How AI, genomics, and automation are powering biotech breakthroughs. Research & development Disruptive innovation Financial markets Audio

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Coronavirus Is Putting Corporate Social Responsibility to the Test

Harvard Business Review

Now is the time for major corporations to make good on their commitments. Social responsibility Digital Article

7 Leadership Lessons Men Can Learn from Women

Harvard Business Review

Too often we ask female leaders to act more like men. Gender Leadership Leadership & Managing people Digital Article

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.