January, 2022

3 Leadership Values to Encourage in Every Member of Your Team

Let's Grow Leaders

Help your team be more compassionate, courageous, and curious. During difficult times, what leadership values matter most? We’ve been asking this question of the leaders we work with around the world.

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Do You Have Leadership Double-Vision? Should You?

RapidStart Leadership

It takes a kind of leadership double-vision to help your team reach its goals; here's how seeing this way can help you get things done that matter. The post Do You Have Leadership Double-Vision? Should You? appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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The Edge: How 10 CEOs Learned to Lead—and the Lessons for Us All

Leading Blog

G IVEN that we live in a radically changing world, what got you here won’t get you there. In Michael Useem’s words, “The best capacities of an earlier time remain informative but also incomplete for the challenges we face ahead.”

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Top 10 Posts of 2021: Leading in Context Blog

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Of the 52 individual posts published on the Leading in Context Blog in 2021, these 10 were the most popular.

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Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template

When it comes to benefits, communication is critical. To help you easily explain your offerings at open enrollment, Paycor created an open enrollment sample letter (and a few tips). Download this free Employee Open Enrollment Letter Template today.

3 Lessons On Leading In Uncertain Times From The Life Of Bob Saget

Tanveer Naseer

As a writer, it’s not uncommon to get inspiration for a new piece from an unlikely source. And that is certainly the case with this one where I found myself finding some timely lessons on how to succeed at leading during these uncertain times while reading some of the tributes.

It’s Okay To Not Be Good

Joseph Lalonde

It’s easy to look at someone else and think “Man, they’re good. They always do the right thing. They always make the right decision.” ” It’s easy to think everyone else is good while you’re not. We get this way in our hobbies.

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Lines for Leaders: “Get That Guy”

RapidStart Leadership

Richard Feynman shares a key insight about how some of the smartest people got that way; if we follow his idea of "get that guy" we can do the same, and become better leaders in the process. The post Lines for Leaders: “Get That Guy” appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

What Socrates Got Right About Engagement & Wellbeing

Nathan Magnuson

Wellbeing Wins – 3 min, from the 10 Day Engagement Challenge. There’s a legend about Socrates that one day a young man approached him asking his help to find knowledge. Socrates took him out to the beach and waded into the water.

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The Disinformation Machine

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Global unrest is being fueled by widespread misinformation campaigns. Who's fueling these campaigns? The bad actors who are creating misinformation? Or the platforms who intentionally or unintentionally share false information for profit?

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3 Strategies That Will Help Your Employees Achieve Their Goals

Tanveer Naseer

As a leader, you’re responsible for accomplishing many tasks, most critical among them is setting and articulating the strategic goals of your team and organization. Of course, creating goals is not the same thing as achieving them. And most of us have certainly set out goals for ourselves and our.

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10 Ways to Keep Your Hourly Employees

Getting and keeping hourly workers is no longer as simple as offering them more cash. Employees have options. But this guide from Paycor will help you put your best foot forward to recruit, retain, and develop hourly workers so you can remain competitive.

Let People Know They Helped

Joseph Lalonde

Successful businesses, churches, and entrepreneurial efforts are not built on a single person’s back. Instead, success takes the efforts of many people. People that are rarely, if ever, honored.

Compassionate Conversation Starters: How to Help Your Team Connect More Deeply

Let's Grow Leaders

These conversation starters make caring dialogue a bit easier. For most teams, having genuine caring conversations takes practice. It can feel easier to keep the conversations light, particularly if that’s your team culture.

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Hope Is What People Need from Leaders Today

Michael Lee Stallard

Wouldn’t it be nice if a new year truly ushered in a fresh start? The optimism we may have ordinarily had in past years as we turned the calendar to January and considered all of the new possibilities that lay ahead of us is a little harder to muster up this time.

Lines for Leaders: 100 Horses

RapidStart Leadership

One night during the Civil War, Lincoln received some bad news; how he reacted to it speaks volumes about his approach to leadership, and sets an example we'd all be wise to follow. The post Lines for Leaders: 100 Horses appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

7 Ways To Avoid Today's HR Compliance Risks

With remote work on the rise, salary history bans in effect, and Fair Workweek laws passed, HR compliance has become more challenging. Discover the 7 most prominent HR compliance hurdles of today, and learn how to avoid them detailed in Paycor’s recent guide!

How Dangerous Are Conspiracy Theories?

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton How likely are we to believe things that aren't true? According to Lynne Malcolm in The psychology of conspiracy theories, "Psychological research suggests that we're all conspiracy theorists, thanks in a large part to our cognitive makeup.".

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10 Powerful Leadership Insights From My Favourite Guests – Celebrating 100 Episodes Of Leadership Biz Cafe!

Tanveer Naseer

In some of my leadership keynotes and workshops, I point out how one way to foster a sense of cohesion and community among your employees is to make time to celebrate milestones. What’s important here is not to just have a party where people can feel a sense of completion, Click to continue reading.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The 355

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. When you think of great spy movies, we have a great lineup of movies featuring men. From James Bond to Jason Bourne, most spy movies are geared towards men. Every so often, we do get a female-led spy movie such as Charlie’s Angels or Red Sparrow.

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Leading Through Rapidly Changing Priorities

Let's Grow Leaders

Help your team master rapidly changing priorities with skillful preparation. Rapidly changing priorities can demoralize and frustrate your team if you’re not prepared to help them navigate the shifting landscape.

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The HR Playbook: How to Decrease Costs & Increase Engagement

Learn how to reduce costs while simultaneously increasing employee morale.

Five Dysfunctions of a Team Foundation | The Rainmaker Group

Sales Wolf Blog

In Patrick Lencioni's powerful book, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, he outlines the five core causes of dysfunction that can hold a team back from reaching its true potential. The ultimate objective of a team is to achieve results that align with its mission, vision, and values.

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First Look: Leadership Books for January 2022

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in January 2022. Be sure to check out the other great titles being offered this month. Win from Within : Build Organizational Culture for Competitive Advantage by James Heskett. There is significant evidence that an effective organizational culture provides a major competitive edge?higher higher levels of employee and customer engagement and loyalty translate into higher growth and profits.

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How to Develop the Habit of Finishing Stuff

Leadership Freak

Bad habits – in the beginning – are easier than good. The habit of almost finishing stuff destroys effectiveness, diminishes respect, and drains energy. Anyone can start. Leaders finish.

Five Meaningful Ways to Keep Your Team Engaged

Next Level Blog

There are lots of reasons for what’s come to be known as the Great Resignation or, lately, the Great Reassessment. From what I’m seeing and hearing, most of those reasons can be summed up with two questions: Do I matter? Does what I do matter?

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HR in 2023: Survey Insights and Predictions

Nearly 6,000 people weighed in on the future of HR. Here’s what they said….

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From American Underdog

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Have you ever felt like an underdog? Were you picked last for sports or business? Sometimes we feel like no one wants us. That’s how the football player Kurt Warner (Zachary Levi) felt. He knew he was good. He knew he could play.

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Meaningful Leadership Conversations with Jessica Pettitt

Let's Grow Leaders

This episode has it all – poignant wisdom, 6th graders influencing billionaires, mason jar soup, even Darth Vader jokes. Above all, you’ll get practical wisdom to help you show up with grace and dignity for some of the conversations that many leaders find most challenging.

Five Dysfunctions of a Team Exercises | The Rainmaker Group

Sales Wolf Blog

Just how important is it for your executive team to be healthy and aligned? It is ESSENTIAL. It is so essential that The Rockefeller Habits Checklist (™) has it first in their list of ten habits. Does your executive team? Understand each other’s differences, priorities, and styles?

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Overcoming Leadership Fatigue

Kevin Eikenberry

Leading is hard enough in “normal” times. But the times in which we are living and leading are far from normal. Supply chains, viruses, economic changes, and changes in expectations, needs, and demands can all create exhaustion.

How to Write OKRs: 45 Effective Examples

Many companies are embracing objectives and key results (OKRs) as the best practice for committing to goals and following through. Objectives are outcomes that reflect current company priorities. Each employee should write OKRs that roll up to larger company goals.

Multitasking Makes you Stupid: Single-Tasking is Smarter

Leadership Freak

You can’t move forward when you’re running in circles. You can’t efficiently do two complex tasks at the same time. We’re addicted to constant distraction and repeated interruption.

How to Maintain Your Mojo This Year

Next Level Blog

So, this is usually the week when your good intentions for the year smack up against the reality of the work at hand. In the words of the great philosopher, Mike Tyson, “Everybody’s got a plan until they get hit in the jaw.”

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The King’s Man

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The latest entry in the Kingsman series hit the theaters Christmas weekend. With so many movies released at that time, this was one of those movies that flew under the radar. Sadly, many people missed a grand entry into the Kingsman lore.

What Do Highly Successful Virtual Teams Do Differently? (Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

The Best Hybrid and Virtual Teams Work on. Connection, Communication, and Stay Curious About New Ways of Working. The best hybrid and virtual teams don’t leave connection and communication to chance. They’re consistently asking “how can we do this better?”

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The 5 Stages of Account-Based Marketing — and How to Win Them All

Successfully complete the five stages of ABM: define, identify, engage, convert, and connect. We’ll show you how to create a unified system with your sales team to help them land more qualified opportunities and connect with prospects like never before.