October, 2022

Performance Review: How to respond to frustrating or lazy performance feedback

Let's Grow Leaders

Speak Up to Get Better Feedback in Your Next Performance Review. A few years ago, I wrote “Avoid These Infuriating Phrases in End-of-Year Feedback” to encourage managers to stop making stupid comments when giving a performance review.

How To Make Failure A Regular Part Of Your Life

Joseph Lalonde

You probably don’t remember your early years of trying to walk. You’d push yourself up, stumble around, and then fall flat on your bum. Maybe you even cried a bit.

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No Routine Decisions

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton As a leadup to a keynote I'm doing for the Michigan Association of School Boards, I was invited to submit a feature article for their fall issue of the MASB LeaderBoard.

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Top Leading Executive Search Firms: Reasons to Use and How to Choose the Best One for You

N2Growth Blog

Best-in-class organizations require best-in-class leaders because nothing impacts a company’s trajectory more than the people in executive positions.

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.

25 Real World Ways to Lower Stress without Medication or Meditation

Leadership Freak

How do you lower stress? Stress Leading Leadership Development stress relieving activities

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Learn To Anticipate And Solve Problems Before They Happen

Tanveer Naseer

Being able to anticipate and solve problems is the mark of a great leader. In the business world, this could involve making smart investments, hiring and promoting the right leaders, or reading the global market and avoiding major losses.

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Leadership Lessons From A 200-Mile Ragnar Relay Race

Joseph Lalonde

A few months ago, I was approached by a local pastor to do something crazy. He had put together a team of runners to run the Ragnar Michigan relay. This run takes runners from Muskegon, Mi to Traverse City, Mi for a 200-ish mile run. The Dogman Bounty Runners At The Finish Of Ragnar 2022 Michigan.

Get News Closer to the Source

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton We have a "spin" problem in the media and it's out of control. Unfortunately, many media channels have decided that clicks, and the dollars they generate, are more important than journalistic integrity.

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Do I Have to Like My Teammates?

Kevin Eikenberry

No one works on an island. Even if you do literally work on an island, you don’t work alone – you still have colleagues and teammates. The question I am often asked is “Do I have to like my teammates?” Have to? Probably not.

Anyone Can Learn to Lead

Leadership Freak

Stop saying, “I’m just not good at that.” If you aren’t good at leadership, learn to lead. Don’t cower behind, “I’m not wired that way.” Learn to lead from the genetic platform you… Continue reading → Leadership Development Leading Growth taking responsibility

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.

How To Make A Personal Connection With Your Customers In A Contactless Culture

Tanveer Naseer

It is paramount for small businesses to keep up with the evolving beast of online shopping. Many people today are looking for an easy and convenient way to buy all kinds of products without having to go into a store or interact with others. The age old saying “the customer. Click to continue reading.

12 Powerful Phrases to Help You Navigate Challenging Workplace Conflict

Let's Grow Leaders

Prepare for Workplace Conflicts. with a few “Go-To” Conversation Starters. Have you ever felt this way? You’re in the middle of a challenging workplace conflict, and you’re at a complete loss for words. You’re mad. They’re mad.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Knight Rider 2000

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available on Amazon. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book. The nostalgia movies from the ’80s and ’90s bring is powerful.

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Transdisciplinary Thinking Leads to Better Decisions

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton There's a problem that people don't talk about often enough. In the quest to understand things, we have divided up content and areas of science and our world in general into categories that we label (like biology, art, and psychology for example) and think of as separate.

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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!

Leading is a Lonely Job

Kevin Eikenberry

Leading is a lonely job. If you have been in any sort of leadership role you know that is true. It’s funny that a role that we perhaps aspired to, and one that may have some cache’ and even leave others a bit envious could be lonely. But it is. Let’s talk about why that […].

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If You Hate Small Talk Read This

Leadership Freak

Small talk creates advantage. You harm yourself, limit opportunities, and frustrate your career when you avoid polite conversations. Who enjoys more opportunity? The person who avoids people or the person who gets to… Continue reading → Leading

6 Ways To Improve Your Business Website

Tanveer Naseer

If you have a business website, it might surprise you to learn that it probably needs work. No matter how good you believe your website is, there’s almost always room for improvement. Not sure where to start? Here are six ways to improve your business website. Look into hiring.


When Leading Through Change, Inspect What You Expect (With Curiosity and Compassion)

Let's Grow Leaders

When you’re leading change, it takes more than a strong plan, implemented well to succeed. It’s also vital to inspect that the actions and behaviors you THINK matter most are having the IMPACT you expect. Everyone’s On Board, and We’re Still Struggling!

The HR Playbook: How to Decrease Costs & Increase Engagement

Learn how to reduce costs while simultaneously increasing employee morale.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Scooby-Doo: The Movie

Joseph Lalonde

My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available on Amazon. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book. In 2002, the live-action Scooby-Doo movie ( get your copy here ), directed by Raja Gosnell and screenplay by James Gunn, was released.

Leading the Return to In-Person Work: 5 Perspectives

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton This week I am sharing 5 interesting articles that tackle the challenge of leading the process of returning to in-person work. They each share a slightly different perspective. As a reminder, there are many human issues to consider beyond just keeping people well as we learn to live with COVID-19, and I discussed some of them in a previous post. Below are 5 additional resources, each highlighting issues to consider as you lead the return to the office this fall.

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Effective Accountability Requires 200%

Nathan Magnuson

“What we really need around here is some accountability.” ” Have you ever heard these words? Maybe you’ve spoken them yourself. If so, you were probably really, really right! But the challenge is that no one wants to be singled out as the one responsible for dropping the ball.

Saturday Sage: 10 Ways to Get Serious about Skylarking

Leadership Freak

Conventional wisdom says use time efficiently. But wisdom is unconventional sometimes. When efficiency excludes skylarking, it’s foolish. People say do everything you can to get the most done in the shortest amount of… Continue reading → Saturday Sage Leadership Development

HR in 2023: Survey Insights and Predictions

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

Getting Along: How to Work With Anyone

Kevin Eikenberry

Because I host a post (The Remarkable Leadership Podcast), I often get the chance to review books before they are released.

How to Leverage Your Skills with the Most Valuable Leadership Practice

Let's Grow Leaders

What’s your most valuable leadership practice? At the start of our work together, we’ll ask leaders and managers around the world for their most valuable leadership practice.

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3 Questions To Ask If You Want To Build Integrity

Joseph Lalonde

I was recently reading an excerpt from John Maxwell’s book Developing the Leader Within You. In one of the chapters, he writes about the difference between image-building and integrity-building. These questions really struck me. I believe integrity is the key to being a great leader.

Understanding Different Types of Retained Executive Search Firms and Why You Should Retain One

N2Growth Blog

When hiring new leaders, there are many options for organizations to consider when it comes to driving the best outcome and having a partner who can help solve business problems.

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.

Is the way you (or your people) are showing up ruining your sales/influence/leadership abilities?

Anese Cavanaugh

If you are working with customers, hiring (and retaining) people, leading people, selling products or services, applying for a new job or promotion, enrolling people in an idea, or essentially wanting to influence anyone about anything — you are in "sales." (I

10 New Ways to Be Practical

Leadership Freak

If you started over, what would you do differently? One leader from Procter & Gamble said, “I’d. be less practical in my career choice, and more passionate; I’d pursue bigger… Continue reading → Leadership Development Success

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A (Very) New Kind of Webinar

Kevin Eikenberry

Are you tired of webinars? I’m sure you have been to some good ones, but I’m guessing the overall quality of them is pretty uneven. And while you may recognize that people will offer a product or service at the end, sometimes it seems like all they are doing is selling. What if you could […].

Leading in Complexity and Uncertainty with Anu Rathninde

Let's Grow Leaders

Your organization is a Complex Adaptive System—and so are the people you lead. Many leaders expect an organization to operate like a machine, but that leads to failure.

The Ultimate Guide to Executive Recruiting

Sourcing the right executive candidates and filling key managerial roles in an organization can be difficult, even in the best of times. Download this eBook to level up your discovery process, talent sourcing, and strategies for reaching your best-fit candidates.