Wed.May 12, 2021

Scenario Planning vs. Forecasting: 6 Questions to Ask to Prepare for a Post-Pandemic Future

Leading Blog

A S WE finally start to see the light at the end of the tunnel of the catastrophic COVID-19 pandemic, many business leaders are looking for ways to better anticipate future disruptions and prepare for uncertainty ahead.

Developing the Best in You to Develop the Best in Others

Lead Change Blog

Whether you’re an emerging or experienced coach, whether you want to grow your own leadership skills or develop them across an entire organization, Self as Coach can help.


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Learn How To Say No

Joseph Lalonde

The more I talk to leaders from around the world, the more I discover there’s one two-letter word that leaders want to learn how to use more. These leaders say they want to learn how to say NO better. No is a powerful word. Despite its smallness, the word no says a lot. Learning the […].

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5 Reasons Why Your Middle Manager Role Is So Difficult (And What To Do About It)

Tanveer Naseer

If you’re reading this, odds are, you’re a middle manager, i.e. someone who has a boss and is a boss, who has to lead and influence from the messy middle, up, down, and across their organization. Take pride and take heart because I’m going to help with the toughest job. Click to continue reading.

5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

5 Insights For the Class of 2021

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton I have a special message for our 2021 graduates. Like 2020, this year has veered away from what we had hoped and planned. The COVID-19 pandemic is still a force in our lives that we must adapt to. And we're weary, but also hopeful that there are better times ahead.

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Pessimism and Optimism: How to Rise above Pothole Management

Leadership Freak

Pessimists can’t lead. They worry about things that won’t work. They don’t try things. But teams lose trust in eternal optimists. Optimistic plans seldom work. Teams grow weary of starting too many projects… Continue reading → Leading

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The Intersection of Change Management and Design Thinking

Change Starts Here

I’ve recently partnered with DesignThinkers Group, USA to explore how the disciplines of Design Thinking and Change Management can expand the impact of both. This Venn diagram highlights some of the similarities and differences between Design Thinking and Change Management.

When will an employer need to consider settlement agreements?

General Leadership

Bonus Method of Accounting: The assets used to pay off the exiting partner are valued at their fair value. Any differences between their fair value and their book value are shared among the remaining partners in the new profit and loss sharing ratio.

Holographic Light Field Displays

Strategy Driven

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words. In 3D displays, it’s worth a million. The new generation of holographic displays creates an astounding effect of depth-of-view and enables the human eye to perceive vivid images unlike any ever seen in a display.

Strategic Planning: How to Conduct a SWOT Analysis


When strategic planning, a SWOT helps you define your business strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. A useful tool you can use to assess the environment you’re competing in is called the SWOT analysis. SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats.

5 Ways Talent Development Makes Your Company Unbeatable

As an HR leader, your goal for talent development is to create an environment where everyone is motivated and supported to achieve a shared vision of success. By investing in the right software, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide!

Sharpening Your Sales Team Into Your Best Weapon

Strategy Driven

For any business that has one, your sales team is going to be one of the most important arms of the business. They are the biggest revenue driver when they are able to do their job effectively.

Communication Secrets For A Distracted World

Eric Jacobson

According to a 2015 Microsoft study, the average attention span for us ever-scattered humans is now shorter that a goldfish's; eight seconds. So, how do you stand out? How do you communicate effectively? How do you not waste time?

4 Interesting Ways to Attract New Customers Without Spending a Fortune

Strategy Driven

Despite how exceptional your goods and services are, your business will not be profitable if customers aren’t willing to buy. You have to make people aware of your business and the goods or services it provides. Make your business attractive to draw customers in, and find ways to retain them.

Leadership Lessons from Pfizer-BioNTech’s Vaccine Development

The Practical Leader

One of the biggest success stories to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis is the incredibly quick development of life-saving vaccines. They’re a major step toward getting life back to some semblance of normal.


CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

5 Skills Every HR Generalist Needs

HR Digest

Human Resource as a term was coined in 1893 by John R Commons in his book, “Distribution of Wealth” However, it was only in the 20th century that Human Resource became an integral part of organizations to deal with addressing employee issues such as recruitment, administration, and any disputes that arose.

5 Steps for Optimizing Team Performance

Niagara Institute

Why do some teams have breakaway performance while others continually struggle? This is a question that many leaders have pondered.

We All Really Need a Vacation. Here’s How to Make the Most of It.

Harvard Business

Four ways to get the most out of the time you’ve accrued during the pandemic. Managing yourself Stress Work-life balance Digital Article

What Does It Mean to Take Responsibility for Your Actions At Work?

Niagara Institute

Today’s workplace is arguably more interconnected than ever. What you do may not only affect your own productivity, performance, and success, but your coworkers, teammates, bosses, customers, and so forth.

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 Power of Mental Modeling and the Limits of AI

Harvard Business

We can’t rely on AI to solve problems rooted in causal relationships, but we can use it to enact the breakthrough solutions that humans develop. Disruptive innovation Technology Research & development Audio

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New Module: Learning from Mistakes and Successes

Coaching Ourselves

In every organization the quality of learning, advancement, and efficiency, depends very much on the sharing of Lessons Learned. We are pleased to announce our newest CoachingOurselves module, “Learning from Mistakes and Successes”, written by Dr. James Kass. Dr Kass’ career has spanned research in human spaceflight to knowledge management with the European Commission. James brings this unique blend of expertise to our latest offering.

Curaleaf’s Lanett Austin: The Cannabis Industry and Communities of Color

Harvard Business

How to drive a more equitable and inclusive future for the cannabis industry. Race Diversity Leadership Audio

Earnings Roundup: Crocs, Danone, PayPal, and More

Harvard Business

Rebecca, Rawi, and Felix discuss earnings and the recent performance of companies they follow. Economy Financial analysis Technology Audio

How to Build the Ideal HR Team (with Limited Time, Budget and Resources)

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when you have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

A New Model to Spark Innovation Inside Big Companies

Harvard Business

With a venture buyout, an established company partners with a VC firm to spin out an internal startup. Entrepreneurial finance Venture capital Digital Article

What Great Mentorship Looks Like in a Hybrid Workplace

Harvard Business

Ditch the virtual happy hour in favor of one-on-one chats. Coaching Developing employees Talent management Leadership development Digital Article

How Men Can Be More Inclusive Leaders

Harvard Business

Start by getting comfortable with being uncomfortable. Gender Leadership Diversity Digital Article