June, 2021

LeadershipNow 140: June 2021 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from June 2021 that you don't want to miss: 10 Qualities of the Leaders I Want on My Team by @WScottCochrane. Are You Really Ready to Quit? by @dorieclark.

Unethical Leadership: What Causes Failures?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Ethical leadership failures can be caused by different types of problems that may compound. Some of these problems are individual and others may be embedded in the organizational culture.

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Intelligent Disobedience

Lead Change Blog

What is Intelligent Disobedience? It is knowing when and how to say “no” to rules or orders which, if executed, would have harmful outcomes. No one believes they would obey a harmful order – but research, history, and the daily newspaper show how often this is not the case.

What Neuroscience Reveals As The Key To Bringing More Empathy To Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

When it comes to leadership, there are certain topics that inevitably come up regardless of what industry you operate in. Over the past month, one of the topics I’ve been addressing with leaders is the importance of empathy in leadership, which is why it’s the focus of this edition of.

7 Ways to Manage a Talent Shortage

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top 7 things you can do to out-maneuver your competition and win the war for talent in the coming months.

5 Books Leaders Should Read In July 2021

Joseph Lalonde

Reading can be a huge kick in the pants for leaders. It helps you digest the knowledge of leaders who have come before you. It also allows you to avoid their mistakes. That’s why every month I bring you 5 books you should consider reading.

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How to Stay Productive as You Return to the Office

Let's Grow Leaders

As You Return to the Office, Make a Deliberate Plan. You’ve learned a lot about how you work and what makes you most productive over the last year. You had more choices on how to structure your day, when (and with whom) to engage. You figured out what worked best for you.

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Set Yourself Apart by Getting Ahead of the Communications Curve

Next Level Blog

Occasionally, I get to work with an executive coaching client who’s exceptional at communicating with their colleagues.

Overcome the trigger points in our lives with Marshall Goldsmith

Lead Change Blog

Do you ever find that you are not the patient, compassionate problem solver you believe yourself to be? Have you ever felt your temper accelerate from zero to sixty when another driver cuts you off in traffic? Our reactions don’t occur in a vacuum.

5 Easy-To-Spot Hallmarks of (Un)Ethical Leadership

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Quibbling about terminology –the words used to describe unethical behaviors as they are uniquely defined by different groups – just misdirects our attention away from some foundational, easy-to-spot signs of unethical leadership.

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One Of The Best Ways To Produce New Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

It is your job to help raise up the next generation of new leaders. It’s not the easiest thing to do but it falls on your shoulders. The fear of helping produce new leaders can be terrifying. The process may seem daunting. But you can do it.

The Top 7 Compliance Risks and How to Avoid Them

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top seven compliance risks of 2021 and offers best practices on how to mitigate your risk. Download Paycor's guide today.

Do a Process Check – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

On the day that we release this video, it’s just about the middle of the year. But whether you’re watching this video in June or you’re watching it in November, it is a very valuable practice to do a process check.

Be Where Your Feet Are

Leading Blog

T OO OFTEN we are busy looking for the next thing. The problem is our experiences tend to be shallow. We miss out on the richness of being in the moment. To counteract this, we try to find balance. But balance doesn’t create greatness.

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8 Ways To Be A Leader That Employees Want To Follow

Tanveer Naseer

Being a leader doesn’t mean bossing people around. As a leader, you’re responsible for motivating, educating, and making sure your employees add value to your organization.

Balanced Effectiveness at Work

Lead Change Blog

Do you hold on to an internal belief that “somehow, someday” you’ll get caught up? Do you constantly have an internal dialog about not doing enough?

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.

Defining Characteristics of Unethical Leadership

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton This week I'm sharing posts that clearly describe what unethical leadership looks like, and caution readers about the risks of allowing it to continue.

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How Failure Makes You A Better Leader

Joseph Lalonde

It’s been ingrained in us from an earlier age that failure is bad. You shouldn’t aim to fail. If you do, you’re a failure. I love what Zig Ziglar said about failure. Zig was famous for saying: Remember that failure is an event, not a person.

A Post-Pandemic Productivity Gift You Can Bring Back to the Office

Let's Grow Leaders

Going back to the office? Don’t lose one of the most valuable aspects of remote work. Whether your team is heading back to the office, will continue working remotely, or somewhere between, silence and space are critical leadership gifts to give your team. Mixed Feelings about Going Back.

First Look: Leadership Books for June 2021

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in June 2021. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here. Be Where Your Feet Are : Seven Principles to Keep You Present, Grounded, and Thriving by Scott O'Neil.

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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!

Are You Still Able To Make A Difference Through Your Leadership?

Tanveer Naseer

As a leader, one of the things expected of you is to be able to make that critical decision of whether to continue to pursue an initiative, or whether to cut your losses and move on to something else. While this skill is key to your ability to succeed at. Click to continue reading.

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Lead Change Blog

It’s time to stop procrastinating and get more of the important things done! Eating a frog is a metaphor for tackling your most challenging task—but also the one that can have the greatest positive impact on your life. Like adults, students of all ages struggle with how to manage their time.

Elements of Ethical Leadership Development

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Ethical leadership development is the ongoing process of guiding leaders to become ethical people and ethical leaders. It is not the same thing as compliance training or legal requirements, although those are also important.

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Are You Rewarding The Right Things?

Joseph Lalonde

When we reward people based on their behaviors, they begin to repeat those behaviors. Edward Thorndike researched this and coined the term The Law Of Effect.

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 Your Employee Recognition Program Can Destroy Morale

Let's Grow Leaders

Avoid These Big Mistakes When Recognizing Employees. A great employee recognition program is a remarkable way to build culture, increase employee engagement and reinforce critical behaviors.

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Wellbeing at Work

Leading Blog

W HAT DOES it take to thrive? It seems to be an elusive goal. Gallup research has found that about seven in 10 people are struggling or suffering in their lives.

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Jim Kouzes On How Leaders Without Titles Can Make A Difference

Tanveer Naseer

Next month marks the 10th year that I’ve been doing my podcast “Leadership Biz Cafe”, something that I started as an excuse to talk with some fascinating people about leadership and which has since become one of the most popular leadership podcasts out there. Although I didn’t make any plans.

Remain Visible And Relevant In A Remote Work Environment

Lead Change Blog

How do you remain visible and relevant in a remote work environment? Since the pandemic, the workplace looks vastly different. Remote work has become a more standardized practice for how businesses run.

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!

Navigating Ethical Complexity

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Developing ethical leaders and building ethical cultures have become critical business priorities. As if that weren't already challenging enough, managing ethics well also requires systems thinking and a broad understanding of ethical responsibilities.

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4 Successes Leaders Should Celebrate

Joseph Lalonde

Do you celebrate successes? You should. And there’s a darn good reason behind celebrating success. In today’s article, we’re going to look at 4 different kinds of successes and why you should celebrate each one.

How to Be Less Frantic and More Efficient by Sharpening Your Axe

Leadership Freak

The time it takes to reflect, evaluate, and focus seems misspent when you feel like a long-tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs. Abe Lincoln never said he’d spend six hours… Continue reading → Leading

The Lost Art of Connecting

Leading Blog

W HO are the stars in your constellation? What kind of constellation do you want to create? Connection is a superpower. Susan McPherson says that connection comes down to one simple question: How can I help? Business relationships often come across as transactional—what can that person do for me?

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.