July, 2020

Strategic Resilience

Lead Change Blog

President Franklin Roosevelt is credited with saying a smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. As optimistic as this tough times don’t last, but tough people do sentiment is, it doesn’t diminish the fact that many a sailor experiences acute queasiness when circumnavigating billowing whitecaps. Notwithstanding occasional nausea, what is it that contributes to interpreting rough waters as an invitation to experience new levels of success? Strategic Resilience.

Taking A Stand Hurts

Joseph Lalonde

Are you willing to take a stand for what you believe? Most leaders aren’t willing to truly stand for what they believe. Instead, they’re willing to sprinkle pleasant words that skirt around important issues. This happens in the church world and the business world equally.

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The 9 Strategies of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership

Leading Blog

E MOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE is a prerequisite to good leadership. To attempt to lead without it is self-serving. It may get the job done, but it’s all about you. It’s not the kind of leadership that brings others along. Emotional intelligence (EI) is an awareness of not only our own but other’s emotions and the ability to manage those emotions in ways that help people move ahead in dealing with difficult situations.

Pluralism: 9 Elements Required For Ethical Leadership

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Pluralism is required in our leadership thinking because it drives how we treat people and make decisions. It's the mindset required for important ethical leadership responsibilities such as respect, inclusion, and cultural awareness. Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking quotes ethical leadership global ethics pluralism and leadership what is ethical leadership? what is pluralism

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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.

How to Help Your Idea Grenadiers and Silent Wounded Better Contribute

Let's Grow Leaders

If you’re like many leaders with whom we’ve shared our new book Courageous Cultures, you’re mentally indexing your team and wondering if they’re capable of micro-innovations, problem-solving, and advocating for your customer.

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Making Midyear Check-ins More Meaningful

Kevin Eikenberry

If you are coaching others in the workplace, you probably have some sort of performance management process. While these typically culminate in the annual meeting, many suggest or require at least a midyear check-in too.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Soul Surfer: The Story Of Bethany Hamilton

Joseph Lalonde

Soul Surfer is the true-life story of professional surfer Bethany Hamilton (AnnaSophia Robb). Bethany’s story is harrowing. Bethany was an aspiring professional surfer. During one surfing session, a shark attacked Bethany and bit off her left arm at the shoulder.

Unleashing the Potential of Those You Lead

Leading Blog

W HAT happens after you show up as a leader? Does the performance and potential of the people around you improve? In other words, it’s not about you. In Unleashed , Frances Frei and Anne Morriss want to change the conversation around leadership development from a focus on the leader to a focus on the people they are leading. And rightly so, because as they point out, the most important thing you can do as a leader is to build others up.

COVID-19 Response: 12 Resources for Business

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton It's important to understand the business impact of the Coronavirus challenge when making critical business decisions.

We Are Each Other’s Destiny

Let's Grow Leaders

When Karin and I set out to write Courageous Cultures, we obviously had no idea how the world was about to change. It was clear that the nature of work was shifting and that to stay competitive, businesses would need every person […].

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!

5 Principles for Ethical Leadership in Times of Crisis

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Jason Richmond : Leaders are, by definition, role models, and employees naturally follow their lead. This is particularly true in times of crisis.

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Situational Mindsets: How To Boost Critical Thinking And Deliver Results

Lead Change Blog

Making the right call at the right time depends on dynamic contextual factors. But knowing how to set the right goals and make the right call is increasingly challenging.

Are You Ignoring Your Superpower?

Joseph Lalonde

Before I start this post, I want to say happy birthday to my beautiful bride. She turned 24 again for the umpteenth time yesterday. She’s a pillar of love and strength in our home. I love her more than I could ever convey.

First Look: Leadership Books for July 2020

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in July 2020. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases. Leading with Feeling : Nine Strategies of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership by Cary Cherniss and Cornelia W. Roche. This book describes how 25 outstanding leaders used emotional intelligence to deal with critical challenges and opportunities.

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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!

3 Steps To Boost Your Critical Thinking Skills During The COVID-19 Pandemic

Tanveer Naseer

As we’ve now passed the halfway point of the year, many leaders are now grappling with the reality that the COVID-19 global pandemic will not simply be a bad memory of 2020, but instead will be both a health crisis that lasts well into 2021, as well as an economic. Click to continue reading. Growth Leadership Recent Posts behaviour critical thinking decision-making focus leadership neuroscience stress

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An Experiment to Test the Power of Your Influence

Leadership Freak

Incompetent leaders focus exclusively on results. Successful leaders notice their impact on people because leadership is about human beings, not simply producing a product.

Questions to Make Your Virtual Meetings More Effective

Kevin Eikenberry

Few consider meetings the highlight of their workday – more probably consider it the bane of their work life. It is true that meetings, while important and potentially useful, aren’t always very good. Sadly, now that most meetings are being held virtually, it hasn’t gotten any better. The challenge is how to have more effective […]. The post Questions to Make Your Virtual Meetings More Effective appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

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July 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the July 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. Paula Kiger of Big Green Pen shared How businesses can repair the chasm created by racism. Paula writes: “ It can be difficult to figure out where to start when trying to eliminate racism in the workplace.

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.

Do You Really Love People?

Joseph Lalonde

The COVID-19 pandemic, or plandemic as some friends are calling it, and the recent racial issues have really broken my heart. I’ve watched long-time friends become bitter enemies. I’ve seen family members disown other family members. It’s sad. There’s so much hurt and bitterness over the issues at hand. Yet it is not just COVID-19 […] The post Do You Really Love People? appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Relationships

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10 Signs Your Leadership Might Be All About You

Leading Blog

L EADERSHIP is never about me, but it is all too easy to make it about me. Frances Frei and Anne Morriss have written Unleashed to help us fix our perspective on unleashing the potential of those we lead. They have listed ten warning signs that you might be getting in your own way as a leader (or any other relationship for that matter): What other people experience rarely occurs to you. Be curious about what other people are thinking, feeling, and doing. You don’t ask very many questions.

Non-Verbal Skills for Virtual Team Leaders

RapidStart Leadership

Non-verbal skills are key, but in the virtual team leadership world they are even more critical; here are eight ways to speak more powerfully to your virtual team even before you start using actual words. The post Non-Verbal Skills for Virtual Team Leaders appeared first on RapidStart Leadership. Communicating and Presenting Leadership Skills communication skills leadership leadership skills non-verbal virtual teams virtual team leader

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How Psychological Safety Can Fuel Growth And Drive Innovation In Today’s Organizations

Tanveer Naseer

Psychological safety in today’s workplaces has been garnering a lot of attention as leaders and organizations look for ways to boost productivity and retention in their workplace. But is our understanding of this concept too narrow?

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.

Creating New Work Routines – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Last week, I talked about the power that routines can have in our lives. If you missed that, you can watch it here. In this video, I am talking about The thing about routines is that when they change, we are often left feeling a little lost, confused or even discombobulated.

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How To Be Visible And Relevant In A Remote Work Environment

Lead Change Blog

The workplace looks vastly different today than it did a year ago. What’s changed is how individuals work together, how managers lead, and how employees can set themselves apart from their colleagues. As we settle into this new normal and remote work becomes a more standardized practice for how businesses run, individuals need to adjust their current strategies in order to stay visible and relevant in the workplace and ask how best to advance their careers.

Know Your Limits

Joseph Lalonde

Growing up, I remember the popular sayings of the time. We had No fear! We had Sweet! Or DUDE! Every generation has a set of words that defines their generation. Those were but a few of the words that could define the 1990’s. A new phrase has popped up recently. The phrase is a dangerous one. It puts you in […] The post Know Your Limits appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Personal Development limits Personal development

Personality Isn’t Permanent: Personality Myths That Hold You Back

Leading Blog

W E tend to think that we are who we are and there’s not much we can do about that. But the fact is, we choose our personality and who we are. Your personality is shaped by the choices you make over time. Benjamin Hardy takes to task the idea that we were born hardwired as he person we are, and we cannot change that in Personality Isn’t Permanent. Personality tests are part of the problem. I like to think of them as a snapshot and not a life sentence.

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.

3 Easy Ways to Recession-Proof Your Business and Wake up to Money

Women on Business

She got up leisurely without the harsh sound of an alarm, slid on her fox slippers, and before she could even brew her morning coffee, had made $2,000. Well, it was $2,012.57 to be exact, and while it may sound too good to be true, I can promise you it is attainable through passive income. […].

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Three Enablers of Success

Leadership Freak

Failure is easier than success, at least in the beginning. Miserable leaders posture when describing disappointment, frailty, or pain. 3 enablers of success: #1. Honesty enables acknowledgement. Don’t lie to yourself. If some… Continue reading → Humility Success leadership success

5 Steps to Build a Disruption Proof Business Model

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Robbie Kellman Baxter : In the past few years, we have seen what we thought of as “disruption proof” businesses get disrupted by new and unexpected competitors. Banks, by Paypal, Venmo, and ApplePay. Taxis by Uber & Lyft. Hotels by AirBnB.

Two Behavioral Tendencies That Sabotage Team Communication

Lead Change Blog

In my previous article , I wrote about the conversational “sweet spot” that unlocks team performance. The sweet spot is defined as the balance of candor and curiosity in team discussions. It’s a reflection of a team’s “conversational capacity” – the ability to have open, balanced, non-defensive dialogue about tough subjects and in challenging circumstances. Teams that have a high conversational capacity know how to stay in the “sweet spot.”

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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.