July, 2021

10 Books You Should Read This Summer

Leading Blog

L IKE HIS MOTHER Rose, John Kennedy believed that reading constituted the most important instrument of knowledge. JFK‘s advisor Ted Sorensen said he read widely on history, biography, and politics. But he had little interest in abstract theories.

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Finding Your Own Version Of Resiliency And How To Achieve It

Lead Change Blog

When so many factors play into how individuals combat crises, there’s a stronger need to redefine what resiliency looks like. How each of us shows up is influenced by our upbringing, economic status, culture, and experiences.

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How Values Change Everything

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton of values as a critical element in enabling and focusing individual and collective success. Values shape your life, leadership, career and relationships.

Motivation Vs. Discipline

Joseph Lalonde

Celeste Kieft, the Humans Resources Manager, sent out a message to the team at Bold Furniture. The message was profound and timely. It is a message we should all take to heart. In today’s article, I am going to paraphrase her message and encourage you to think about motivation vs. discipline.

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.

How Smart Leaders Help a Team Work Better Together: Plan Breakdowns

Let's Grow Leaders

Expect common breakdowns to help your team work better together. Does your team get derailed by miscommunication, hurt feelings, customer service challenges, or another department’s dropped balls? These common relationship breakdowns don’t surprise effective leaders.

6 Barriers to Achieving Your Dream Job

Nathan Magnuson

Photo by Randy Tarampi on Unsplash. One of the highlights of last year was the time I spent hosting a webinar on dream jobs with my brother, U.S. Marine Harrier pilot Capt Cale “Rowdy” Magnuson.

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It’s Not The Words, It’s What You Do

Lead Change Blog

You know the old saying, “Actions Speak Louder Than Words!” It really is what you do…not just your words! We are constantly told that showing employees that they are valued and appreciated makes all the difference in retaining talent, but what is most often misunderstood is the HOW.

Navigating Paradox: Shift Your Perspective

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton What is a Paradox? "A A paradox is a statement that contradicts itself, or that must be both true and untrue at the same time." --Literaryterms.net. Just like the many facets of a cut gem, there are multiple dimensions to issues and problems.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Snake Eyes is a reboot/refresh of the G.I. Joe movie franchise. The movie reintroduces us to one of the most intriguing characters in the G.I. Joe characters, Snake Eyes (Henry Golden). He has always been mysterious and cool. He was always one of my favorites.

How to Deal with Team Conflict

Let's Grow Leaders

Handling team conflict well distinguishes outstanding leaders. You’ve got a clear focus on what matters most, your team seems to work well together, but then you get that call: “I need to talk to you about…” It’s conflict, a disagreement, or a clash of personalities.

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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.

A Powerful Learning Model That Will Make You More Adaptive To Change

Tanveer Naseer

If there’s one thing we’ve all learned over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic it’s the importance of being adaptive to unexpected and disruptive change. Of course, COVID-19 is not the only external force driving systems-wide change.

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Three Skills Managers Need in a Post-Pandemic World

Leading Blog

C OVID undoubtedly disrupted our worlds, especially the way we work. During the pandemic, not only did the concept of “office” shift dramatically but so did the needs and preferences of workers. Caught in the middle of all this were managers, the face of the organization to their teams.

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July 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the July 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. Julie Winkle Giulioni shared Remote Relationships: How Far Can You Coast ? Julie explains: “ Relationships require attention, intention, and investment. Even more so from afar.

Learning Ethical Leadership: Talent Development Implications

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Ethical leadership isn't something we can ever say we've fully accomplished. It's not about arriving at any particular place, or about achieving a certain level of knowledge.

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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.

The Power Of Regular One On One Meetings

Joseph Lalonde

I’ve shared how I think meetings need to die. Most meetings offer nothing to the attendees and very little to the one who called the meeting. It eats into valuable time. There is a meeting that is very powerful. That meeting? The one-on-one meeting.

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Lost in the Jungle: 5 Questions to Ask Before Launching Your Team

RapidStart Leadership

Before launching our teams on any new project, there are five questions we should have answers to so they don't get lost in the jungle. The post Lost in the Jungle: 5 Questions to Ask Before Launching Your Team appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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The Problem With Sandwich Feedback Video (and what to do instead)

Let's Grow Leaders

The sandwich method of giving feedback has long been taught as a coaching and feedback technique. What is the Sandwich Feedback Technique? You start by telling them something great about their performance. Then you give them the constructive feedback you really want them to hear.

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Three Secrets to Building Strong Leaders

Leading Blog

T OO many leaders are stuck in mediocrity. A Ketchum study found that only 23% of the 25,000 surveyed believe their leaders are leading well. Only 31% believe leaders communicate well. Only 17% have confidence that leadership will improve in the upcoming year.

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!

Move From A Good Leader To A Great Leader

Lead Change Blog

What does it take to find the sweet spot in leadership? Some leaders operate at the extremes—doing too much, then too little. They centralize, then they decentralize, only to centralize again. Some leaders delegate, but then swoop back in and grab control.

Staying Focused in a “Human Attention Power Grab” World

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Whether it's cute cat videos or shocking (and sometimes untrue) headlines, we've all found ourselves "down the rabbit hole" of distraction. We suddenly realize how much time has passed, and that we have abandoned important tasks to take an "infotainment journey.".

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Integrity In The Workplace

Joseph Lalonde

I was recently called into the office of a coworker. He shut the door and said he needed to talk to me. This concerned me. I began to wonder what was happening. Was he sick? Did he have a beef against me? What was going on?!? My fears were alleviated when he began to share […]. Leadership

Organizational Learning – The Influencing Dynamics Of Scenario Planning

Tanveer Naseer

“An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competition advantage” – Jack Welch.

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 Do I Build More Connected Business Relationships? (With Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

Think beyond “networking” to building deeply connected business relationships that will enhance your business and your life.

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Choosing Courage

Leading Blog

W ITHOUT A DOUBT, courage matters—and we need more of it. Courage to see the right thing done. Courage to present a new idea. Courage to innovate and grow. Courageous acts can be risky—career-wise, socially, and sometimes physically. But if it weren’t risky, it wouldn’t be courageous.

What the Research Shows on What Employees Want When They Return to the Office

Lead Change Blog

Many leaders feel confident that they know what employees want in returning to the office. Unfortunately, it’s too easy to make false assumptions about the desires of others due to a dangerous judgment error termed the false consensus effect. This problematic mental blindspot causes us to perceive others who we feel to be in our team as sharing our beliefs. That’s often not the case.

220: Engaging a Remote Workforce | with Matthew Pierce

Engaging Leader

This is a special episode of Engaging Leader, featuring part 1 of an excerpt of Jesse’s live interview on TechSmith’s Visual Lounge with Matt Pierce to share tips for engaging a remote workforce. How effectively are you communicating with your remote workforce?

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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 Black Widow

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Black Widow was delayed for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally scheduled for a May 2020 release, the world finally saw Black Widow release on July 9th, 2021 in theaters and Disney+.

To Cope with Labor Shortage, Raise Emotional Compensation

Michael Lee Stallard

The current labor shortage and employee retention are concerning issues for organizations. Many leaders are scrambling to attract and retain the workers they need.

Top 10 Most Read Leadership Blog Posts of First Half 2021

Let's Grow Leaders

Your Favorite Leadership Blog Posts So Far This Year. One of the interesting parts of being regular leadership writers (we’ve been blogging here at Let’s Grow Leaders since 2012), is to see which of our leadership blog posts resonate the most with our readers and why.

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How the Best in the World Reverse Engineer Success

Leading Blog

R EVERSE ENGINEERING is systematically taking things apart to discover how and why they work.

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.