December, 2020

The Best Leadership Books of 2020

Leading Blog

2020 has tested us. It has illuminated our strengths and exposed our vulnerabilities. It has called on us to reinvent and transform. It has called on us to learn to think better. In the list below, you will find resources to help you do just that—think better. Certainty is out. Complexity is in.

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10 Leadership Strategies For Thriving in 2021

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton. Here we are at the end of the year already. So much of it has been a blur as we've scrambled to reinvent our work and daily habits to adapt to a persistent global pandemic.

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From Restless to Rest: 3 Steps to Find Meaning in 2020

Lead Change Blog

While 2020 draws to a close, one prevailing sentiment is, “Good riddance.” As a leader, you may be growing restless to wrap up this year and move forward to a better year in 2021 (whatever that means). Not so fast , I say. Don’t overlook the opportunity to discover meaning from a year that no one anticipated, and not many want to repeat. Here are three steps to find meaning as you approach the end of 2020. Press the pause button. As a leader, you are accustomed to moving at a fast pace.

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9 Secrets to Leading Sheep – No Matter How Many Legs They Have

RapidStart Leadership

Leading sheep is not too far different from leading people, as this would-be shepherd learned the hard way; here are 9 secrets to doing it well. The post 9 Secrets to Leading Sheep – No Matter How Many Legs They Have 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.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Lionheart

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. In the 1990s, martial arts movies were all the rage. With stars such as Steven Seagal, Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Brandon Lee, and Jean-Claude Van Damme, the theaters were full of martial arts action.

How to Hold a Better Performance Improvement Conversation

Let's Grow Leaders

Has this ever happened to you? You sit down for an earnest performance improvement conversation. Your employee listens intently. She thanks you for the feedback, and promises to try harder. Things improve for a minute. But a week later, they’re back to […].

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Senior Leaders: Set Clear Expectations For Values

Leading in Context

Senior leaders set the tone for the organization's ethics, but the senior leadership responsibility for values leadership includes much more than that.

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What Approach Do You Use?

Lead Change Blog

All leaders have the same goal—change things for the better. However, they utilize different approaches to bring about change. I believe there are four basic approaches leaders use to influence and inspire people to make positive changes. . Thought Leaders. These leaders introduce new ideas that have the power to change people and organizations. Some ideas even transform the world! Thought leaders stretch us by presenting ideas that help us see new opportunities and possibilities.

3 Leadership Lessons I Personally Learned From Tony Hsieh

Tanveer Naseer

Many of us in the leadership sphere were shocked and saddened to hear the news of Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s tragic passing over the weekend. I expect many articles will be written about Tony’s legacy and what timeless leadership lessons he leaves behind that we can all learn from.

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7 Stages of Self-Righteousness: Symptoms and Treatments

RapidStart Leadership

Like the stages of grief, I think there are stages of self-righteousness, only they don't end with hope; here's what they are and what we can to do about them. The post 7 Stages of Self-Righteousness: Symptoms and Treatments appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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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!

Leaders Share Their Best of 2020 Insights: Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

In this month’s Frontline Festival, top leadership experts share their Best of 2020 thoughts and posts. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors. Best of 2020 Insights: Practical Help Rachel Blakely-Gray of […].

The Small Voice in the Room

Leading Blog

O NE OF THE MOST challenging leadership problems is to get people to speak up , especially as it concerns realizing the value of the “small voice in the room.”. I had just come off my first CEO assignment with Pretty Good Privacy, Inc.

A Message About Connection

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton We'll remember this year for a long time and we will tell future generations about the challenges we endured as we tried to stay safe and well during a global pandemic. One lesson we can take away from this experience is the power of connection.

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The Leader Who Helps People Become Their Best Self

Lead Change Blog

Everyone needs a positive influence in their lives.

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!

5 Leadership Books To Read In January 2021

Joseph Lalonde

Whoa… It’s hard to believe it but we’re on the verge of a brand new year. 2021 is just around the corner. I, for one, am hoping 2021 is different from 2020. There were so many things that challenged us and stretched us, it wore many people out. Including me.

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What to Do When You’re Feeling Exhausted

Next Level Blog

Last week I got a question from one of my all-time favorite executive coaching clients. At the beginning of the call, the first thing he said was, “I’ve got to ask you a question. Is everyone you’re talking to feeling exhausted?” I didn’t need to think about that one at all.

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How to Manage Your Stress Without Frustrating Your Team

Let's Grow Leaders

You’re working hard to manage your stress and create a sense of calm for your team. But now your team is looking at you and wondering if you get it. They think, “If she really understood what was happening here, she wouldn’t […].

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8 Steps to High Performance

Leading Blog

M ARC EFFRON believes anyone can be a high performer. That is a person “who consistently delivers better results and behaviors, on an absolute and relative basis, than 75 percent of their peers.”

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!

Pandemic Leadership: 3 Questions To Ask in the New Year

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Each year I raise questions that help leaders stay current as ethical expectations change. Here are three new questions to ponder as we head into a New Year.

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December 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the December 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. Bernd Geropp provided One-on-One meetings: Why to do them and what questions to ask. Bernd shares: “ One-one-one meetings create trust: Why do you need them? What do you actually talk about and how often should you do one-on-ones?

What You Should Assume About Others

Joseph Lalonde

There’s an age-old saying about assuming things. I won’t quote the saying because it is slightly inappropriate but often accurate. However, I think we can begin assuming things about others.

6 Essential Skills for Future Leaders

Career Advancement

“Time and time again, our species has escaped existential threats by reinventing ourselves, finding new skills not coded in our genes to survive new challenges not previously encountered.” – David Grinspoon.

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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.

The Best Leadership Articles of 2020 (and more … based on your votes)

Let's Grow Leaders

It’s always fun to look back to see what resonated as the best leadership articles of the year at Let’s Grow Leaders. Most years, there’s quite a mix of topics and interests. It’s not a shocker that this year, the most helpful […].

First Look: Leadership Books for December 2020

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in December 2020. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here. The New Long Life : A Framework for Flourishing in a Changing World by Andrew J. Scott and Lynda Gratton. Smart new technologies.

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How Will You Remember 2020?

Tanveer Naseer

With only a few weeks left to 2020, I’ve noticed a growing sentiment of wanting to put this year behind us and focus instead on what the new year will bring. Granted, this makes sense when we consider the severity and extent of challenges and hardships we’ve collectively experienced or.

No one voted for me. Why should I take an oath?

Lead Change Blog

Imagine you are a public works employee in a California city. . Today’s service order: drive across town to paint a curb red. You locate the paint, drive to the site, and paint the curb to the prescribed specifications. Sweat drips down your face as you crouch into the uncomfortable position required to get the job done. You put up a “just painted” sign and head back to the public works office. When you arrive home at night, how do you reflect on your day? .

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.

A Tribute To My Father: Part 2

Joseph Lalonde

Four years ago I wrote about my father in a tribute article. My father was the kind of man I dream of being. If I can be half the man as he was, I would be honored. I haven’t opened up on my blog about what happened just over a month ago. After over a […]. Relationships

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Leadership Trust: The Secret to Achieving Impossible Things

RapidStart Leadership

Achieving great things requires a leadership trust between leader and led; in one simple story, here's what that means. The post Leadership Trust: The Secret to Achieving Impossible Things appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

5 Steps to Overcome Adversity and Thrive in the New Year

Let's Grow Leaders

Wow-what a year this has been. For many leaders, adversity doesn’t begin to describe the challenges you’ve faced. And – we’ve been so inspired by the ways you have responded and risen to the occasion to overcome adversity. If 2020 has left […].

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Uncharted: How to Navigate the Future

Leading Blog

P REDICTION has never been easy – or that accurate. Over and over again, forecasts and models fail us. And when they do, they won’t go away because the agenda behind them lives on. As a model or a forecast is designed to do, we become “recruited into an army of believers.” “The

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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.