December, 2019

Leading Up as a Situational Leader

The Center For Leadership Studies

Here at CLS, we thoroughly enjoy frequent opportunities to coach people managers in applying the Situational Leadership ® Model to their work with colleagues in multiple directions between team members, peers, bosses and customers or clients.

How Good Leadership Can Impact Employees’ Innovative Behavior

Leading Blog

There’s increasing pressure on organizations to be more competitive, and leaders need to have the right skills to influence employees’ innovative behavior. G OOD LEADERSHIP is an important element in the success of any organization.

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New Year Resolutions Don’t Work – Do This 1 Thing Instead

Leading with Trust

Photo Credit: deathtothestockphoto.com. Don’t do it! Don’t. New year resolutions don’t work, so don’t even bother setting one.

Why I Resolve to do Nothing Next Year

RapidStart Leadership

Before we resolve to do anything next year, here's why I think it's a bad idea, along with three ways to actually achieve the things we seek. The post Why I Resolve to do Nothing Next Year appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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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.

Become A Better Delegator

Joseph Lalonde

We’re so buried in our daily tasks and what’s coming out way, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Everything is on your shoulders. But, did you know, you can take some things off of your shoulders? You can allow other people to help you. This is called delegation. And it is magical.

Revamping hierarchy: the declining hierarchical state of organizations and emerging alternatives

CQ Net - Management skills for everyone!

Is the 21st century the downfall of the hierarchical organization? Taking into consideration current discussions about agility, delayering and network organizations one could think that the days of the hierarchical organization are numbered.

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Four Seasons of Leadership

Ron Edmondson

After years of leading, I have learned there are four seasons of leadership. There could be more, but I’ve been able to clearly identify these four. Misunderstanding this can lead to frustration. You may think you are doing something wrong. Yet you’re only in a different season.

Leadership: A Global Perspective

N2Growth Blog

This fall, I embarked on a worldwide quest to gain insights and perspectives on global leadership in the 21st century.

Why Leaders Should Make Love The Top Priority

Leading with Trust

I recently watched an excellent TED talk, which I think you’ll love, too. It’s about why the best leaders make loving employees a higher priority than profit.

3 Ways to Boost the Effectiveness of Your Leadership

Leading Blog

T HE RESPONSIBILITIES that fall under a leadership title vary significantly at each company. Still, one thing is true for all—organizational leadership must be effective for teams to succeed.

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.

The Voice of the (Un)Ethical Leader

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton There is great variation in how leaders “use their voice” in pursuit of their work. Some use it to engage and empower others, others use it to deflect unwanted observations or to create distance that isolates them from people they don’t want to listen to.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise Of Skywalker

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. This weekend saw the ninth main entry in the original Star Wars movie series. Having spanned more than 40 years, The Rise Of Skywalker closed the book (supposedly) on the story of the Skywalkers.

6 Biggest Time Wasters at Work and How to Fight Them

Career Advancement

“When you kill time, remember that it has no resurrection.”. ? Tozer. By Molly Barnes, Digital Nomad Life. It can be hard to avoid time wasters at work, especially in the digital world we live in.

Leadership Storytelling

Lead Change Blog

When I was a little boy and my grandmother was still alive, we would travel to Philadelphia every Thanksgiving to spend the holiday with her. After dinner, my uncles would go to the front room. They set up a small black and white TV on a folding chair. If you asked them, they would say they were watching the Thanksgiving Day football games. But they were really telling stories. My Uncle Pat was one of the first professional sales trainers. Stories were his main tools.

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.

Overcoming Fear: Finding Confidence in a Scary World

RapidStart Leadership

Overcoming fear begins by recognizing that fear comes from within and that we have power over it; Jodie's story of struggle and success shows how. The post Overcoming Fear: Finding Confidence in a Scary World appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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3 Things You Need to Control to Succeed as a Leader

Leading Blog

S UCCESSFUL LEADERS know that we can control only 3 things in our life: our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. If we can take charge over those, we can lead our organizations, and our lives, to our own vision of success.

Ethical Thinking: 3 Questions to Ask in the New Year

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Each year I raise questions that help leaders stay current as ethical expectations change. Here are 3 new questions to ponder as we head into a New Year.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Jumanji: The Next Level

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Jumanji: The Next Level is the 4th movie in the Jumanji series. The first movie in the Jumanji series was the Robin Williams Jumanji. It was followed by the sequel Zathura: A Space Adventure.

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.

16 New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Your Work Performance.

Career Advancement

“Celebrate what you want to see more of.”. Tom Peters. Simon wanted to have an extremely productive upcoming year. He reached out for executive coaching so he could take the necessary steps to help him improve his work performance.

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4 Ways to Deliver Genuine Authenticity

Lead Change Blog

Instagram “broke us” says a recent Vox article. The social networking service has warped our “perception of reality over the past almost-decade,” motivating people to “perform” a lifestyle while simultaneously convincing those watching that the performance is real. I’m convinced “celebrity CEOs” have done the same thing to people’s perceptions of leadership. Instagram and many celebrity CEOs showcase style over substance.

Stretch Goals: How to Motivate and Challenge Your Team

Let's Grow Leaders

It’s that time of year. All around the world teams are being handed stretch goals that feel more like a delusion than a challenge. If this is happening to you, and you don’t know whether to laugh or cry, don’t give up […].

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Asking Smart Questions Changes Everything

Leading Blog

W E LIVE IN A TIME when accountability is often sidelined. When it is, there can be disastrous consequences in government, in politics, in the media, and in business.

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.

Why It’s Time to Stop Saying We’re “Better Than” Other People

Leading in Context

It's time to stop telling leaders they will only succeed if they are "better than" the competition. It's time for business schools to stop telling students that they are "better than" their peers in the class or "better than" students in other programs.

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How To Be Grateful When Difficulties Come Your Way

Joseph Lalonde

Earlier this year, I had a really rough day. It didn’t start that way but it sure ended that way. Pam and I had returned the day prior from our vacation to St. Ignace, Michigan. We’d spent a wonderful week exploring the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and spending valuable time together.

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Three Questions that Invent the Future and Defeat Stagnation

Leadership Freak

The future is invented by what you do today, not by what you plan to do tomorrow. Three questions that invent the future: #1. What do you need to stop? If your life… Continue reading → Change Delegation Leading Purpose Success

4 Gifts Your Team Actually Wants for Christmas

Lead Change Blog

It’s that time of year again. Leaders everywhere are debating if squeezing in an obligatory annual holiday party is worth it. Some employees can’t wait to celebrate. Others are preparing to endure it. And still others are ready to RSVP with their usual cut-and-pasted “With regrets” email. Since it’s hard to please everyone, let’s play Scrooge for a moment. Maybe going through with a feel-good gathering isn’t the best way to wrap up your year with a bow.

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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.

Stop Emailing When You Should Have a Meeting

Let's Grow Leaders

Have a meeting for more bandwidth and speed Recently we were delivering a leadership development program when Annia, a senior leader in the firm, raised her hand and addressed the room: “I’ve noticed that many of us quickly send an email rather […].

First Look: Leadership Books for December 2019

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in December 2019. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases. Become : The 5 Commitments of Purposeful Leadership by Mark Hannum.

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A Message About Gifts

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton It has been a challenging year. This week I reflect on the progress being made (that may not show up in the news headlines) and how we can use our gifts in pursuit of good.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Frozen 2

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Pam and I go to the movie theater often. In the last couple of years, I can’t recall the movie theater being as packed as it recently has. I believe there’s one movie that has caused families to flock back to the theater. That movie?

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.