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

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.

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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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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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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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 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.

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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3 Keys to Engaging Young Professionals

Lead Change Blog

How would you describe the young professionals in your organization? Are they entitled, lazy, and unmotivated? Or are they responsible, creative, and productive? How are their needs and desires different than the seasoned veterans on your team? What is it they value most in the social contract that exists between employees and employers? Young professionals today are the leaders of tomorrow, as I share in my book Stand Out! But will they be the leaders of your organization or your competitors’?

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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4 Important Team-Building Lessons Every Leader Should Know

Tanveer Naseer

One of the key metrics to gauge your success as a leader is how well you’re able to get your employees to work together as a team. That’s why in this latest Leadership Espresso Shot edition of my podcast, Leadership Biz Cafe, I share 4 lessons on successful team-building inspired. Click to continue reading. Leadership Biz Cafe Recent Posts collaboration communication growth leadership team-building

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!

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

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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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

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?

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!

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.

How To Lead When Your Employees Know More Than You Do

Tanveer Naseer

In today’s increasingly complex workplaces, leaders need to be experts who can make the best decisions for their team. But how do you succeed at leadership over areas where your expertise is limited? That’s what I’ll be asking my guest, Wanda Wallace, in this episode of Leadership Biz Cafe. Wanda. Click to continue reading. Leadership Biz Cafe Recent Posts expertise leadership perception relationships teamwork

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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 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

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.

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

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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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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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.

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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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

How to Deal with Buffy Blasthole

Leadership Freak

Buffy Blasthole’s motto is Express Yourself. She runs around telling everyone what she thinks regardless of harm or turbulence. Blasthole blows up relationships, derails meetings, and creates havoc because she disregards the… Continue reading → Communication Leading Personal Growth Success Taking others higher Leadership Development

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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.

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.