November, 2020

Think For Yourself

Leading Blog

A GREAT IRONY of our time is that even as we are more informed, we are thinking less. We outsource our thinking. We rely on others to think for us. And we do almost unconsciously, by default, without thinking.

Is the silence deafening?

Lead Change Blog

In our increasingly virtual world, more people are writing about the disconnection our digital approach brings. It seems ironic that the very thing meant to bridge those gaps, for some, adds to them. Unfortunately, as CrisMarie Campbell suggests, when we lose the ability to connect appropriately, we suffer as a result. That is why I pose the question.

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5 Books Leaders Should Read In December 2020

Joseph Lalonde

Reading is a great way to discover new thoughts, challenge old thoughts, and become wiser. There’s no shortage of books out there and that’s a GOOD thing. The knowledge of ages is stored within these tomes. They contain the blood, sweat, and tears of those who have led before us.

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The Best Revenge: What to Do When Someone Does Us Wrong

RapidStart Leadership

When someone does us wrong, what's the best revenge? The answer might surprise you, but ultimately it's the route the best leaders choose. The post The Best Revenge: What to Do When Someone Does Us Wrong appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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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.

How to Give Better, Consistent Appreciation

Let's Grow Leaders

I try to give my team consistent appreciation. I always go out of my way to say thank you. But you know what? In two years, I’ve never received a single thank you from my boss. NOT ONE. I get that this […].

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Does Your Leadership Inspire Collaboration Or Conflict Inside Your Organization?

Tanveer Naseer

Every day it seems to get harder and harder to find a topic or subject that hasn’t turned into a divisive issue, separating people into the proverbial us vs. them camps. Whether it’s on the news or even in our various social media channels, there seems to be more emphasis. Click to continue reading.

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Strategic Leadership 2021: Lessons from Strategy Class

Lead Change Blog

Strategic leadership means leading for today, tomorrow, and beyond. It manifests through helping shape a continually evolving organizational paradigm while operating effectively in the current environment. Leading the long view takes place by engaging team members in creating co-ownership of the future-state vision and strategy that brings the vision to life.

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Change Requires Action

Joseph Lalonde

As I was recently reading the John Maxwell Daily Reader, the statement made by John Maxwell struck me hard. Really, really hard. I think his statement will strike you hard as well. January 29th’s reading shared a quote from John Maxwell’s book Your Roadmap For Success.

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The Final Act of Leadership: What Leaders Get Wrong About Succession

RapidStart Leadership

Succession is the final act of leadership, but too many executives get this part wrong; here's what to focus on to get it right. The post The Final Act of Leadership: What Leaders Get Wrong About Succession appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

Frontline Festival: Leaders Share about Executive Development

Let's Grow Leaders

In this month’s Frontline Festival, top leadership experts share their perspectives and insights on executive development. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors. Executive Development on a Personal Level Eileen McDargh of […].

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!

3 Lessons On How Promoting Sense Of Belonging Can Drive Change

Tanveer Naseer

The past several months have presented leaders with a wide array of unexpected challenges that few of us anticipated we’d have to collectively address.

The Hidden Habits of Genius

Leading Blog

W HO and what is a genius? The label gets thrown around a lot. Are you a genius? Probably not. But then, most of us are not. However, you can learn to think like one. Craig Wright teaches a class at Yale on the nature of genius.

November 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the November 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. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided Is Your Empathy Serving or Hurting You ? Marcia shares: “ Can you tell when you feel empathic concern or empathic distress? One connects the other hurts.

6 Ways To Regain Your Motivation

Joseph Lalonde

The struggles of leadership can tear you down if you’re not ready for the day and what is coming at you. This is why you need to be motivated. Finding the key to your motivation can be a lifesaver in leadership. You can go to your well of motivation and keep plucking it out of there. […].

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!

Ethics is Actionable

Leading in Context

Some people think about ethics as a theoretical concept that lives in procedures and regulations, but they're missing the point. Ethics is not just an esoteric concept. It's an actionable responsibility.

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How to Keep Your Head Clear in the Weeks to Come

Next Level Blog

A few years ago, around the time my book, Overworked and Overwhelmed was launched, I wrote a series of blog posts under the theme of Mindful Mondays. I left that theme when I felt at the time that I had said everything I wanted to say on being mindful.

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How Leaders Can Find the Fun During the Slog

Let's Grow Leaders

Find the fun with authenticity, surprise, and variety Robert unmuted his microphone, leaned into the camera, and asked in a near-whisper: “How can we find the fun again?” ” We were facilitating at the Inc 5000 Vision Conference, helping leaders navigate the challenges […].

First Look: Leadership Books for November 2020

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in November 2020. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here. Align : Four Simple Steps for Leaders to Create Employee Fulfillment by Chris Meroff.

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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!

The Creative Mindset

Lead Change Blog

As a byproduct of creativity, it’s time to rethink the way we make innovation happen—and it doesn’t happen in boardrooms or at a desk.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Wolfwalkers

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Our local Celebration Cinema theater, Cinema Carousel, had a special screening of the new animated movie Wolfwalkers. Brought to the theater by Fathom Events, Wolfwalkers was a fantastic exploration of a fantasy world.

How Leaders Can Cure A Toxic Workplace Environment Using 4 Science-Based Steps

Tanveer Naseer

One of the key responsibilities of leadership is to provide a workplace environment that encourages people to do their best work. In this edition of the Leadership Espresso Shot series for my leadership podcast, I share 4 steps that can help leaders cure a toxic workplace.

Do Less of This and You’ll be More Successful

Leadership Freak

You’re not as interesting as you think. If you’re long-winded, the people around you wish you were short-winded. Talk less. Succeed more. 5 Reasons people talk too much: Thinking. Extroverts think while they… Continue reading → Communication Leading Listening

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.

Leadership Tantrums – 15 Reasons to Keep Your Cool

RapidStart Leadership

Leadership tantrums seem to be all too common, but throwing a fit just makes things worse. Here's a short story and 15 quotes about anger to help you keep your cool. The post Leadership Tantrums – 15 Reasons to Keep Your Cool appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

How You Become Optimistic

Leading Blog

M ICHAEL J. FOX has lived with Parkinson’s disease since 1991. He says he has developed a sort of détente with the disease that requires adaptability and resilience—and a lot of his characteristic optimism.

Creating and Leading High Performing Teams

Lead Change Blog

A team is a small number of people who are committed to working together to achieve the desired goal. Working together includes talking, sharing ideas, debating issues, collaborating, making decisions, establishing goals, providing feedback, and celebrating success. Teams, like personal relationships, go through stages. Teams don’t become great performers overnight. It takes time to develop trust, learn to collaborate, and understand each other’s thinking styles and behavior patterns.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Die Hard 2: Die Harder

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Christmas Article. I try to watch at least one Christmas movie every year. Most Christmas movies do nothing for me. Except for movies like Die Hard. Last year, I watched the original Die Hard again. It’s always a great Christmas movie.

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.

How Exceptional Leaders Attract And Grow Talent To Drive Organizational Success

Tanveer Naseer

For most of us, the best leader we ever worked for not only led our team to succeed, but also helped us fulfill our career aspirations. So what is that ‘secret sauce’ that allowed these leaders to not only achieve their organization’s goals, but attract and grow employees under their.

How to Help Your Boss Give You a Better Performance Review

Let's Grow Leaders

If you’re dreading your performance review, we invite you to be the leader you want your boss to be and take a bit of initiative. “But that’s not my job,” you might say. Perhaps – we could debate that all day, but […].

What to Do When Someone Takes Credit for Your Work

Career Advancement

“A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.” – Arnold H. Glasow. Have you ever worked tirelessly to produce a report or a presentation, only to have a collaborator claim the limelight? You’re not alone.

Leading Thoughts for November 19, 2020

Leading Blog

I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I. Gary Burnison on anticipating what lies ahead: “You don’t need a crysal ball to anticipate.

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Paycor CFO Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 Finance and HR leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.