May, 2020

7 Traits That Great LEADERS Need Right Now

Lead Change Blog

I don’t think anyone can dispute that now, more than ever, we need great leaders. People who can step up and show others the way. People who take charge, not in an overbearing way, but in a way that inspires others to follow. After all, you can’t be a leader unless others will follow you. Leaders emerge in all shapes and sizes and from all ranks of the organization and society. Leadership is not something just reserved for the top bastion of an organization.

The #1 Leadership Skill for the “Covid19 War” – Inner Peace

Leading Blog

C OVID19 is a health crisis; an economic crisis; a social crisis; a political crisis; and a geopolitical crisis. It is a crisis dominated by unknowns and huge downsides. It is an existential crisis — life or death. It generates personal fears, insecurities, and stress, all of which can inhibit high-quality thinking, decision making, and effective collaboration, which is mission-critical in such times.

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Life And Leadership Lessons From The Life Of Ravi Zacharias

Joseph Lalonde

To be honest, I wasn’t surprised to hear of the passing of Ravi Zacharias. Ravi had been diagnosed with cancer and his prognosis wasn’t good. Yesterday, May 15th, 2020, Ravi Zacharias passed away. It’s a blow to those in the Christian faith. Ravi was an Indian-born, Canadian-American Christian apologist. He helped many Christians understand their […] The post Life And Leadership Lessons From The Life Of Ravi Zacharias appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

How To Change Your Mind and Not Lose Their Trust and Support

Let's Grow Leaders

Does this sound familiar? You started the year with a clear vision and direction. You’ve rallied people around that vision and worked hard to engage everyone’s hearts and minds. You connected what to why. And had brilliant momentum. No one ever anticipated […]. The post How To Change Your Mind and Not Lose Their Trust and Support appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. courageous cultures change management change your mind new direction

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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.

Like Geese in a Row – What We Forget About Leadership

RapidStart Leadership

There's something about leadership we can sometimes forget, a line of paddling geese in a row I saw this morning illustrated that point perfectly. The post Like Geese in a Row – What We Forget About Leadership appeared first on RapidStart Leadership. Building Teams and Culture Leadership Concepts example geese in a row leadership teamwork vision

Why Leaders Need To Manage The Emotional Side Of Setbacks

Tanveer Naseer

When it comes to managing setbacks, the typical approach focuses on discovering what went wrong to prevent a similar issue from arising. But what we often overlook is the emotional context of managing setbacks, something I explore through a personal example in this latest edition of Leadership Espresso Shot on. Click to continue reading. Leadership Biz Cafe Recent Posts communication expectations leadership learning setbacks

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5 Tips for Pitching Investors Remotely in the Time of Coronavirus

Leading Blog

N OW that almost everyone is working from home, startup founders looking to raise money from investors will need to do so remotely. In fact, in-person pitches may now be a thing of the past. As both an individual investor and venture capitalist, I’ve taken a lot of remote pitches since the shelter-in-place order started. My impression is that most entrepreneurs aren’t always putting their best foot forward. Here are five seemingly contradictory tips to keep in mind while pitching remotely.

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7 Scriptures To Bring Hope During A Crisis

Joseph Lalonde

When a crisis hits, fear often comes with it. People are scared for their jobs and their health. They believe their way of living will change forever. Those things may be in danger during a crisis. And it’s okay to be scared. Yet, there is hope out there. We can… No, we will get through this crisis […] The post 7 Scriptures To Bring Hope During A Crisis appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Crisis Leadership Faith Leadership

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How To Disrupt the Disruption and Help Your Team Move Forward

Let's Grow Leaders

You wouldn’t have wished for this ridiculous, unprecedented disruption. But if you’re like many leaders I talk with, this stressful period has also been surprisingly energizing. Until it wasn’t. You’re proud of your team. They’ve been working round the clock on a […]. The post How To Disrupt the Disruption and Help Your Team Move Forward appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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Why You Need Routines Now More than Ever

Kevin Eikenberry

As long as you have been in the workplace, you have had work routines. As your job situations changed, those routines adjusted with you. Rarely have so many seen their working situation change so drastically, so quickly. Now, nearly all of the cues and rhythms that marked your workday are changed. No commute. No coffee […]. The post Why You Need Routines Now More than Ever appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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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.

How Leaders Can Improve Virtual Team Communication In 5 Simple Steps

Tanveer Naseer

In this time of uncertainty brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s a curious outcome that the one certainty we do have is that we’re living in an age of collective disruption, where the reality of how things were always done around here is fast being replaced with questions of. Click to continue reading. Communication Leadership Recent Posts communication leadership listening relationships remote working

From the Rubble of Dreams: Resilience to Be Reborn

Lead Change Blog

At 5:50 AM on Feb 2, 2020, flames leapt from the 26,000 square foot building of a non-profit that provided training and work attire to over 105,000 job seekers in Orange County, CA, in their first 30 years.

Maintaining Social Interactions with Your Teammates

Leading Blog

I N The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership , we included 19 Rules for remote leaders to follow. The first rule was the foundation for everything else: “ Think about leadership first and location second. ” The principles for successful leadership are the same, whether you are down the hall from your team, in the cubicle next to them, or they are working remotely.

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Staying Connected During A Crisis

Joseph Lalonde

A crisis makes you rethink life. It makes you reconsider what’s important and what is not. The COVID-19 crisis has done this for me. With the shelter-at-home and social distancing policies, connections can become a hard thing to maintain during a crisis. I’ve realized I enjoy spending time with people (I’m an extrovert, after all!). […] The post Staying Connected During A Crisis appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Crisis Leadership Leadership

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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.

Leaders Share about Resiliency and Change: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

At this moment of unprecedented change and strain. With double-digit unemployment and everyone on a fast-pivot to do the best they can, with what they have, from where they are, resiliency has become a vital, universal conversation. So think month we’ve invited […]. The post Leaders Share about Resiliency and Change: A Frontline Festival appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Winning Well

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5 Ethical Dimensions of IoT Leadership (Part 5)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Part 1 in this series introduced 5 Ethical Dimensions of IoT Leadership and the importance of ethical foresight. Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 explored the dimensions of Ethical Design, Legal Compliance. and Human Impact. Today's post explores a new dimension - Evolving Ecosystem.

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Virtual Ceremonies: Should They Count?

RapidStart Leadership

We are in an age of virtual ceremonies like the one for my daughters graduation. Do they carry the same meaning? What are the implications for leaders? The post Virtual Ceremonies: Should They Count? appeared first on RapidStart Leadership. Building Teams and Culture graduation institutional values values virtual ceremonies

Stop Trying to Ask Good Questions

Lead Change Blog

Many leadership books and coach training programs outline rules for asking good questions. Common ones include: Don’t ask closed questions. Ask open questions that start with What, When, Where, and How. Avoid Why questions. These suggestions are misleading. Coaching and asking questions are not synonymous. The opposite of giving advice is not asking questions. Even just taking a coaching approach to your leadership conversation should be a process of inquiry, not a series of questions.

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

4 Tips For Giving Great Feedback

Leading Blog

A S CHALLENGING and vulnerable as receiving feedback can be, giving it can also be quite difficult. And for us to be successful leaders, teammates, parents, friends, spouses, and human beings, it’s important to give feedback effectively to those around us.

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What Is God Trying To Tell Leaders During A Crisis?

Joseph Lalonde

These are trying times. Your business may be shut down. You may be on unemployment or looking for a new employer. Or you may still have your position but it sure looks different. When a crisis hits, things change. And leaders are left there wondering what is going on. I believe God is trying to […] The post What Is God Trying To Tell Leaders During A Crisis? appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Crisis Leadership Leadership

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7 Ways to Encourage Creative Thinking in Your Team

Let's Grow Leaders

It Takes Clarity and Curiosity to Encourage Creative Thinking Businesses around the world face a changing normal, where it’s hard to say what things will look like in one year, much less six months from now. For some this means finding entirely […]. The post 7 Ways to Encourage Creative Thinking in Your Team appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. courageous cultures creativity innovation leadership management

An Effective Leader Leads by Influence, not Authority

Lead on Purpose

A successful leader leads by influence, not by wielding authority. Leadership #prodmgmt Continue reading → Leadership Product Management clarity constraints data discussion influence motivate vision why

COVID & the Future of Work: Insights from Paycor’s C-Suite

In Paycor’s newest report, our Chief Executive and Group Leaders consider how your clients will recruit, manage their workforce, optimize benefits, and foster employee experience in the new normal of 2020 and beyond. For actionable insights and tips download and share our guide with your clients!

Five Things Leaders Need to Learn Now and Remember Forever

Kevin Eikenberry

The spring of 2020 will be an event we will all remember the rest of our lives. Similar to 9-11, Neil Armstrong stepping foot on the moon, or the assassination of President Kennedy, we will never forget it. It is my belief that we can take much more from this than a memory. There are […]. The post Five Things Leaders Need to Learn Now and Remember Forever appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

The Power of Patience in a Pandemic Pause

Lead Change Blog

I admit it: I am a jack rabbit. I like to hop to it and get things done. Give me a project and I’ll start immediately just so I can get it off of my to do list. The problem is, sometimes in my haste, I make mistakes. I admit that I have no tolerance for voicemail doom loops. I have been known to bang a phone against the desk and scream, “give me a real person!” ” (It doesn’t work.).

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How Do You Create A Sense of Belonging at Work?

Leading Blog

I N a Cigna Health report from 2019, 61 percent of people in the study reported feeling lonely. According to the findings, Americans felt that they don’t have enough social support, not enough meaningful interactions, struggle with physical and mental health issues, and can’t find a way to balance the demands in their personal and professional worlds.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Groundhog Day

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Many of us out there may feel like we’ve been repeating the same day over and over again since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Layoffs, lounging around the house, and rinse and repeat… The days can begin to blend together. My friends and I joke about it but it can be a drain. If you’ve ever […] The post Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Groundhog Day appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Reel Leadership

Why HR Technology Matters Now More Than Ever

When a crisis hits, HR technology gives business leaders the data, tools, and support to make important business decisions quickly. In this report, Josh Bersin breaks down the 4 key benefits of HR tech and demonstrates through case studies how business leaders can leverage it to solve problems and grow. Download this report to learn more!

How to Tap into Past Moments of Courage to Cultivate More

Let's Grow Leaders

The best way to find courage, is to remember that last time you did the right thing and how it made you feel. Small moments of courage make it easier the next time. All courage is a threshold crossing. Often there is […]. The post How to Tap into Past Moments of Courage to Cultivate More appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. courageous cultures courage Culture leadership strategic storytelling

Leaders, Welcome to the Beginning of Phase 2

Next Level Blog

From my vantage point of speaking with around a dozen leaders from different industries every week since the pandemic began, I’ve concluded that we’re at the end of Phase 1 and the beginning of Phase 2 of what it means to live and work in this new world. Phase 1 has been the “reinvention” phase where leaders have been focused on figuring out new ways to keep their businesses running at some basic level.

10 Things Ethical Leaders Believe

Leading in Context

While dealing with the catastrophic COVID-19 pandemic, we need to remember that good decisions are always made based on values. To confirm what those values are that should guide our choices, this week I'm sharing my Manifesto What Ethical Leaders Believe. This Manifesto frames ethical leadership in clear language, and is shareable under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License.

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Three Tips for Macro (Not Micro) Managers

Lead Change Blog

Rebecca and Jason met in grad school. They went on to work at different firms, but eventually landed in the same company. They’re outstanding leaders in their own right, but both can be hit-or-miss when it comes to successfully managing teams. No one noticed, though, until their employees began chatting in the lunchroom about what working for their boss was really like. The Macro vs. Micro Dilemma. Team leaders are warned from day one: “No one likes to be micro-managed.”

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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.