February, 2021

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know

Leading Blog

R ETHINKING can cause uncertainty. Make us uncomfortable. Feel uneasy. It can threaten our identities.

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5 Books Leaders Should Read In March 2021

Joseph Lalonde

Every month, I try to bring you 5 great books to read for the following month. The books may be old, semi-recent, or even releasing soon. This month, the books will be mostly brand new books. I’ve had the opportunity to look at quite a few new books this month and they’ve been fantastic.

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Crutch Phrases That Weaken Our Leadership

RapidStart Leadership

The crutch phrases we use often weaken our efforts to lead instead of strengthening them; here are three examples to avoid. The post Crutch Phrases That Weaken Our Leadership appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

Leadership is a Process!

Lead Change Blog

What do you do at each step in the process? . The diagram below highlights the steps involved in the leadership process. Throughout the process, leaders involve people and build relationships. Diagnose the Situation. What’s going on?

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.

Get Your Team Back on Track – Leading Through Distractions

Let's Grow Leaders

Last-minute fire drills, interruptions, and real emergencies can become a permanent way of life. Get your team back on track by planning ahead with these five steps. It’s a common lament: “It’s so crazy around here. We never know what’s going to […].

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3 Common Leadership Myths About Burnout – And What To Think Instead

Tanveer Naseer

Although the word ‘burnout’ is a term everyone has heard of, it’s still largely misunderstood. It has become part of our workplace vernacular, although the way we refer to it often adds to the misunderstanding of what it actually is. We often describe everyday stress as burnout when it is.

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Leading In A Secular World

Joseph Lalonde

Most of my readers know I come from a strong Christian background. My faith plays a huge role in the way I lead and the way I think about leadership. But what happens when a faith-based or Christian leader gets tossed into a secular world? This may be you have been let go as an […].

Ethical Awareness is a Moving Target

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton How well is your organization navigating the ethical pitfalls of the working world? If you're finding it to be a major challenge right now, you're not alone. Why is it so hard to navigate ethical minefields now? There is currently a "toxic soup" of factors at play.

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February 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the February 2021 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. Marina Jankovic explains The role of coaching in building a culture of trust. Marina shares: “ While trust is the foundation for productive relationships and high-performing teams, it’s not something that can be achieved overnight.

How to Accidentally Sabotage Team Innovation

Let's Grow Leaders

How to Inspire Better Team Innovation and Problem Solving It’s tragic when your attempt to protect your team members actually sabotages team innovation. If you really want a courageous culture, that means you go first. Your team is watching both what you […].

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!

How Leaders Can Promote A Learning Mindset In 3 Simple Steps

Tanveer Naseer

The success in any change initiative is tied to how well employees are able to learn and adapt. But how can leaders encourage a learning mindset out of these pursuits? In this edition of my Leadership Espresso Shot series, I share three simple measures leaders can employ to promote a.

Unexpected Leadership Lessons that Mobsters Can Teach Lawful Leaders

Leading Blog

L EADERSHIP is a broad term, and it applies to those who you might not have a positive perception of — including mobsters.

What Questions Are You Asking?

Joseph Lalonde

Questions can help leaders go farther and do more. Knowing the right questions to ask will get you the answers you need. Yet, there are leaders who are unwilling to ask questions. They think it will show that they don’t know it all or that they need help. Guess what?!?

It’s Time For Ethically Adaptive Leadership

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton. Agility and adaptability are mantras for leaders during this time of global unrest and catastrophic change. Each day brings new challenges that consume our time and require us to grow into higher levels of ethical awareness to avoid missteps and miscalculations.

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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 Can You Further Develop Your Talent? 7 Key Steps

Career Advancement

“Before you become a leader, success is all about growing yourself. After you become a leader, success is about growing others.” – Jack Welch. Research has shown that as leaders rise up in the ranks , their proficiency in nurturing talent declines rather than increases.

How to Provide More Meaningful Performance Feedback

Let's Grow Leaders

If you knew your manager really cared about you and had your best interest at heart, would you want them to give you meaningful performance feedback? Even if it was hard to hear? Every time we ask these questions in our leadership […].

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Why Leaders Need To Embrace A.I. And Its Impact On The Way We Work

Tanveer Naseer

Over the past few years, there’s been a growing discussion around artificial intelligence (A.I.) and the potential risks that come with it. Just reading comments from Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates about the potential dangers of AI would certainly seem to be reason to give pause on the.

LeadershipNow 140: February 2021 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from February 2021 that you don't want to miss: Who Are You At Your Best? by @DougSundheim. Key Principles Producing High Personal Growth Results by @dbonleadership. In Lincoln's Shadow by @jamesstrock. 3 Secrets Of A Strong Mind by @LaRaeQuy.

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!

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Anaconda

Joseph Lalonde

Today’s Reel Leadership article comes from the 1997 movie Anaconda.

Who’s In Your Circle of Trust?

Lead Change Blog

If you’ve seen the movie Meet the Parents , you probably remember “ the circle of trust.” Robert De Niro’s character, Jack, a former CIA agent and overly protective father, is obsessed with making sure his future son-in-law Greg is a trustworthy and honorable husband for Pam, his only daughter.

What Will Female C-Suite Leadership Look Like Post COVID?

N2Growth Blog

The composition of C-suite leadership across the spectrum is notably different than it used to be ten or so years ago. Recent stats from Deloitte show that females in the C-suite now account for 28% of the overall composition, a marked uptick from 18.6% a decade ago.

Get Out of the Rut: A Groundhog’s Day Challenge

Let's Grow Leaders

If you’re feeling stuck in a rut, this freaking pandemic might be the perfect time to try something new. You have time to consider what matters most, what lights you up, and how you can add the most value to the world. […].

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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.

The Urgency Illusion: Are You Running Around with Your Hair on Fire? Here’s Why!

Leadership Freak

The urgent has obscured the important if you’re constantly running around with your hair on fire. Distracted leaders finish a few ‘small’ tasks before doing important work.

How to Become a Hyper-Learner

Leading Blog

S TAYING relevant in this Digital Age requires that we learn, unlearn, and relearn as a way of being. Ed Hess calls it Hyper-Learning. How well we think, learn, and engage in the human tasks of the future depends on how well we manage and optimize what’s going on with our minds, brains, and bodies.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Little Things

Joseph Lalonde

Now, The Little Things could mean a lot of things. This one is for the movie The Little Things starring the always amazing Denzel Washington (check out his great movies on Amazon) as Joe “Deke” Deacon, a Kern County Deputy Sheriff who is sent back home to Los Angeles.

Overcoming supply chain complexities for advantage

Lead Change Blog

Co-hosts Steven Bowen, author & CEO at Maine Pointe, and Mike Burnette, MD, Global Supply Chain Institute (GSCI), University of Tennessee, will discuss the latest research into corporate supply chain challenges.

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.

Leaders and Con Men: Should We Follow Their Example?

RapidStart Leadership

When it comes to influencing others, leaders and con men seem to be in the same business. The difference is that we can use three of their tricks from the dark side to do some good. The post Leaders and Con Men: Should We Follow Their Example? appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

One Crucial Skill the Best Middle Managers Master

Let's Grow Leaders

Middle managers lead in a precarious situation. They don’t set the strategic priorities, but they’re accountable for getting it done—often without the influence to ensure they have all the resources they need. And, every day, their teams look to them for support, […].

7 Ways to Give Support Without Prolonging Incompetence

Leadership Freak

We raised our children to stand on their own two feet. That means we didn’t do things for them that they could do for themselves. I forget how young Mindy was when she… Continue reading → Leading

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Leading Thoughts for February 25, 2021

Leading Blog

I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I.

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.