June, 2020

The Conversational “Sweet Spot” That Unlocks Team Performance

Lead Change Blog

It’s ok, you can admit it. We’ve all been there. Working in teams can be incredibly frustrating. Whether it was in school, work, or a community organization, you’ve probably had a dysfunctional team experience. It’s that team who can never seem to productively discuss challenging topics. Either they avoid the conversation completely and pretend the issue doesn’t exist, or when someone does get the courage to raise the topic, the discussion becomes heated and spirals out of control.

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3 Startup Financing Myths You Should Avoid

Leading Blog

I F you are building a startup, you’ll find no shortage of people who are willing to give you advice, particularly when it comes to raising financing. Unfortunately, much of this advice is wrong. Well not, wrong exactly. Most startup advice, like most myths, have a kernel of truth to them, but you have to know when to apply it and when to skip it. Here are three pieces of advice that are tossed around Silicon Valley as if they are gospel, but they are really Startup Myths.

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Leadership Lessons We Can Learn From Isolation

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Some people may think that the change we are experiencing as a result of COVID-19 is a temporary inconvenience, but it's much more than that. It's a wake-up call that we have been living too close to the edge, rushing through precious moments. We have been postponing sustainable practices that can contribute to our wellness and the well-being of the planet.

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Learning Leadership: Why a Little “Disease” Might Do Us Some Good

RapidStart Leadership

Learning leadership is no simple matter; in fact it requires a certain kind of disease; here's what I mean and why you may want to catch it. The post Learning Leadership: Why a Little “Disease” Might Do Us Some Good appeared first on RapidStart Leadership. Leadership Concepts Personal Development dis-ease

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!

How to Lead Decisively When You Don’t Know What’s Next

Let's Grow Leaders

How do you lead decisively when you just don’t know what’s coming next? You don’t know what you don’t know, and even what you DO know you know could change. In a recent conversation, with “Joe” a senior leader in the assisted […]. The post How to Lead Decisively When You Don’t Know What’s Next appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. courageous cultures decision making decisiveness leadership leading in a crisis

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Remote Leadership Doesn’t Mean Remote Control

Kevin Eikenberry

In 1964 the first remote control for a TV was created. Sometime after that, the TV watching experience changed forever. The remote made it easier to watch and control the television. Quite possibly earlier this year you created a remote team. You may not have wanted one, but here you are. And while the remote […]. The post Remote Leadership Doesn’t Mean Remote Control appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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First Look: Leadership Books for June 2020

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in June 2020. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases. Unleashed : The Unapologetic Leader's Guide to Empowering Everyone Around You by Frances Frei and Anne Morriss. Leadership isn't easy. It takes grit, courage, and vision, among other things, that can be hard to come by on your toughest days. When leaders and aspiring leaders seek out advice, they're often told to try harder. Dig deeper.

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5 Books Christian Leaders Should Read In July 2020

Joseph Lalonde

Must Read Books For July 2020! Leaders are readers… Or maybe I should say Leaders Are Learners. Either way, one of the quickest ways to learn is through reading great books. I’m beginning a series where I begin to recommend great books Christian and, even, non-Christian leaders will enjoy reading. Today is the first in the series. Below, you will find […] The post 5 Books Christian Leaders Should Read In July 2020 appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Book Reviews

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Leaders: Manage Job Loss During COVID-19 With Care

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton I was asked to weigh in on several important questions about the economy and job loss during the COVID-19 pandemic for an article about unemployment that appeared at WalletHub.com. Leaders may feel that they are somewhat powerless to help when people are laid off. There is a sense that their options are limited by the constraints of the situation and the business’s current economic challenges.

How to Hold an Effective Mid-Year Review in a Pandemic

Let's Grow Leaders

We get it. It’s all a lot right now. Some days it takes every ounce of energy just to make it through. Who has time for mid-year reviews? Why not just skip them this year? After all, a great mid-year review is […]. The post How to Hold an Effective Mid-Year Review in a Pandemic appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Communication crisis communication leadership mid-year review performance appraisal

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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!

6 vital workplace skills you’ll need to succeed in the future

Career Advancement

“The day you convince yourself that you’ve mastered your craft or profession or even your relationships, is the day you cease to live.” ~ Carlos Wallace. Many employees believe that if they continue doing what’s expected of them, they’ll always have a job. However, with the major changes that are already occurring across countless organizations, that’s not necessarily the case.

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June 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the June 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Communication. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided How to Revive a Brain Attacked by Stress. Marcia shares: “ Brains shut down when attacked by stress. New ideas are resisted and decisions delayed.

The Infinite Game

Leading Blog

I N 1986, Professor Emeritus of history and literature of religion at New York University, James P. Carse, wrote a book entitled Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility. He stated that there are two kinds of games. One could be called finite, the other infinite. A finite game is played for the purpose of winning, an infinite game for the purpose of continuing the play. Carse writes that a finite game will come to an end when someone has won.

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I Want More Toxic People In My Life

Joseph Lalonde

At the beginning of every new year, you see people making declarations. I’m going to be a better person. I will move on from old hurts. Or, and I love this one, I will get the toxic people out of my life. Who are the toxic people in your life? Are they really toxic? Are […] The post I Want More Toxic People In My Life appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Personal Development

How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work (Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive)

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

7 Signs You Let Others Control You During Emotional Turmoil

Leadership Freak

You must know yourself to manage yourself. Self-aware leaders choose how they show up. Low self-awareness means you can’t manage yourself with authenticity. Emotional turmoil seduces you into self-forgetfulness. When you forget… Continue reading → Conflict resolution engagement Leading Marks of leaders Taking others higher Growth Leadership Development organizational success

How to Co-Create a Better Future

Let's Grow Leaders

There’s no going back, but a better future is possible It should be clear to every leader at this point: there’s no getting back to “normal.” The pandemic has unalterably shifted the economic landscape and business operations. The racial equity movement sweeping […]. The post How to Co-Create a Better Future appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. courageous cultures Change confidence humility connection courageous questions leadership listening vision

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5 Insights For the Class of 2020

Leading in Context

I have a special message for our 2020 graduates. It includes five important life insights that I wish someone had shared with me when I was a new graduate beginning the next chapter of my life. ethical decision-making Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking quotes 7 lenses of ethical leadership Class of 2020 ethical graduate ethical leader ethical thinking message to graduates

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Have You Been Seduced By The COVID Trap?

Lead Change Blog

As more and more team members have started working from home as a result of the lockdown, great leaders have been taking the time to check in with them and ensure that they are staying engaged and motivated. As a result, many businesses have seen their employee engagement scores increase at this time. According to Engagement Multiplier, engagement levels have risen 5% since the start of the COVID quarantine. But why is this? Have team members suddenly become more engaged?

How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work: Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

LeadershipNow 140: June 2020 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from June 2020 that you don't want to miss: 10 Critical Rules for Living a Happy Life by @FSonnenberg. 3 Assumptions That Keep Leaders from Building Trust by @RandyConley. Creating, Fast and Slow by @MBikard via @INSEADKnowledge. Why Finding Your Passion Is Terrible Advice by @LaRaeQuy Communicating Differently After Conflict by @KateNasser. JannFreed Interviews @JesseLynStoner. How The Best Leaders Connect by @SteveGutzler.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Artemis Fowl

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Movie fans rejoice, there was a new movie recently released that wasn’t a Netflix exclusive. This movie was scheduled to be released in the theaters but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Disney chose to release the movie to their Disney+ streaming service. That movie? Artemis Fowl. Artemis Fowl is based on the best-selling children’s book […] The post Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Artemis Fowl appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Reel Leadership

Self-Deception: Feeling Right and Being Wrong

Leadership Freak

You can feel completely right and be absolutely wrong. Unnerving isn’t it? Self-deception is most likely when: #1. Entrenched ideas are challenged. Your mind is closed about things you’re certain about. Imagine the… Continue reading → Leading

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How to Maintain a Steady Stream of Innovation and Solutions

Let's Grow Leaders

Don’t let your people feel ignored We were working with a large financial institution that had done an excellent job of cultivating curiosity. They regularly asked people at every level of the organization for their ideas, suggestions for innovation and solutions. They […]. The post How to Maintain a Steady Stream of Innovation and Solutions appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. courageous cultures respond with regard

Paycor CFO Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 Finance and HR leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

What’s the Secret to Strong Leadership?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Alain Hunkins : Over the past two decades, I’ve worked with thousands of teams, and tens of thousands of leaders in twenty-five countries around the world. I’ve worked with every industry you can think of, as well as some industries you probably don’t know exist. On the surface, each team and company’s situation and issues were unique. However, over time, I started to see patterns emerge- patterns of behavior. It’s been said that success leaves clues, and it’s true.

You Say You’re a Leader? Fix Your Divots.

Lead Change Blog

Divots happen. They’re a sign of impact. And so is how you deal with them. The best golfers know that club scuffs in the turf and ball indentations on the green aren’t all bad. It’s part of the game. But so is fixing your divots. It doesn’t matter if you leave your mark because of something positive or negative, the aftermath is your responsibility. When it comes to hitting the links, “An unrepaired divot can take months to heal, and it may never fully recover” ( usga.org; May 2019 ).

How to Think Like a Rocket Scientist

Leading Blog

F ORMER rocket scientist turned law professor, Ozan Varol, believes that while we can’t all be rocket scientists, we can all learn to think like one. Think Like a Rocket Scientist is about creativity and critical thinking—two skills in short supply today. We all encounter complex and unfamiliar problems in our daily lives. Those who can tackle these problems—without clear guidelines and with the clock ticking—enjoy an extraordinary advantage.

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What Doesn’t Matter In A Crisis

Joseph Lalonde

There are so many things we think matter that don’t. We discover what truly matters in a crisis. I hope you’re discovering what matters and what doesn’t matter throughout this crisis. I have. You may be shocked at what I’m about to share. These may seem like things that should matter. In the end, they really don’t. […] The post What Doesn’t Matter In A Crisis appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Crisis Leadership Leadership

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Paycor HR Leaders Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 HR and Finance leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

Simple Choices Give Direction to Your Leadership

Leadership Freak

Responding to unforeseen events is part of your day. But if all you do is bounce from one issue to the next: You’re a problem-solver. The better part of leadership is seizing opportunities.… … Continue reading → Communication Leadership Leadership Development

Leaders Share About Courage: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome to the Frontline Festival. As we prepare to launch our new book, Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, and Customer Advocates, we invited thought leaders to share their best writing on courage. Thanks to Joy and Tom […]. The post Leaders Share About Courage: A Frontline Festival appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. courageous cultures Frontline Festival communication courage leadership

The Learning Journey We’re On

Next Level Blog

I’ve had a lot of conversations with corporate leaders over the past couple of weeks that have all focused on variations of the same question, “What can I do to help end racism?” This is one of those times when I’m glad that the conventional wisdom on how to coach others is that it’s more about the questions than the answers. I’m good at asking questions, but on the topic of ending racism, don’t have a lot of answers based on long-term personal experience.

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Has lockdown improved your leadership thinking?

Lead Change Blog

I am a BNI Director Consultant for Champions Chapter in Sedgefield, County Durham, UK, and I regularly reflect on what we do and how we might improve things. At last week’s chapter meeting, I shared some learning from the first ten weeks of virtual meetings during the current lockdown, now the immediate impact of COVID-19 has lessened. I also noted we were moving through the change curve – based on the Kubler-Ross model – at differing paces.

Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.