February, 2020

Leading Thoughts for February 6, 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. Samuel R. Chand, a leadership author and consultant, on disruption: “A fighter pilot knows he's in the right spot when he's getting anti-aircraft fire.

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The Serving Leader

Lead Change Blog

Servant leaders are at the helm of some of the world’s largest companies. Rather than be served, servant leaders put the needs of their people and organizations first, helping them reach new heights.

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Making The Tough Calls

Joseph Lalonde

I recently had to make a really tough call. One I had put off for longer than I should have. But making the call had to be done. One of my favorite online mentors mentioned a man’s name I knew. A man I had once been friends with.

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4 Tech Tools Every Business Leader Should Know About

Tanveer Naseer

Business leaders face continuous challenges in this fast-paced world economy. Many difficult decisions must be made on a daily basis. And with ever-evolving technological improvements, the ways we conduct business are constantly changing.

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HR Benchmark Report: How to Recruit, Coach & Develop Teams

Do you really want a team of all-stars? Instead of trying to hire all Type A high performers, research shows it’s much more effective to hire a mix of personalities. In this report, Paycor will explain why and how to go about assembling, coaching, and developing effective teams at work.

Are Ethics and Morals Different?

Leading in Context

With my background in Linguistics, I tend to view the divergence of ethics terms (that originally meant the same thing) as a distraction from what we need to know and do.

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3 Lessons From Eeyore on Cheering Up

Leadership Freak

It’s dreary here. February and March are cruel in Pennsylvania. I recently talked with a friend in New Zealand. It’s late summer there. But it’s late winter here and it’s been cloudy since… Continue reading → Leading

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February 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the February 2020 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, team building, and more. Communication. Jeff Evans of Designed Learning shared Influencing Without Direct Control. Jeff writes: “As I think about all of the relationships of my life, power seems to have a major role. I believe our search for power is the wrong search.

Are You On Autopilot?

Joseph Lalonde

I have a confession to make. I run on autopilot far more than I would like to admit. Can I share a story about one of my recent autopilot experiences? Ok, I knew you wouldn’t mind.

Unlocking The Keys To Becoming A Better Leader For Your Employees

Tanveer Naseer

Most people who choose to become leaders do so with the best of intentions because they naturally want to succeed. So why is it still common to hear people saying they left not because of their organization, but because of their boss? That’s the question I get to the heart.

Consumer Trends: 5 Things Brands Should Know

Leading in Context

We've seen many articles about ethical consumerism, conscious capitalism and the responsible consumer. The bottom line is that consumers continue to expect much more from brands than an honest and perfectly executed transaction.

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3 Reasons to Invest in a Learning Culture: RECRUIT, RETAIN, ENGAGE

One of the least explored and most effective ways to drive recruiting, retention, and overall employee engagement is to establish a learning culture. If this is an area where you need help (or if you could just use a refresher) let Paycor walk you through actionable tips and insights on how you can develop the learning culture that works best for your business.

Set and Forget Leadership: How to Delegate So You Won’t Get Burned

RapidStart Leadership

"Set and forget leadership" is all too common, and it can get us into trouble when it comes to delegating work; here's how to delegate without getting burned. The post Set and Forget Leadership: How to Delegate So You Won’t Get Burned appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

Leading Thoughts for February 20, 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.

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Talent Mindset

Lead Change Blog

Strategic talent management is the ultimate competitive advantage for today’s businesses. Managing talent is a dynamic and ongoing process that is often executed poorly or overlooked completely. Good business is about knowing your people as well as your know your numbers.

How To Create An Affirming Culture

Joseph Lalonde

When you first hear about an affirming culture, you may think the culture will be weak or timid. You may think your organization doesn’t need to affirm the abilities of your team. If this is your line of thinking, you would be incorrect. Your team needs to be affirmed.

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The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.

What Confidence Can Do – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Last week, we talked about confidence from the perspective of our own experience. You can watch that episode here. Today we are going to look at confidence from a very different perspective. We are looking at it from the perspective of others.

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Seven Tips to Avoid Being Controlled by Manipulators

Leadership Freak

Leaders who repeatedly complain about the same issue want affirmation, not resolution. Every suggestion you offer to a manipulator is inadequate. Never take up the sword for someone who’s standing on the sideline.…

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Saying No: 9 Ways to Say ‘No’ Without Making Everybody Angry

RapidStart Leadership

Saying no can be hard, but if we are to accomplish the things we have set out to do, we need to find a way; here are 9 ways to make saying no easier. The post Saying No: 9 Ways to Say ‘No’ Without Making Everybody Angry appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Organizational Health and Performance: Beyond Performance 2.0

Leading Blog

P ERHAPS it goes without saying, but a healthy organization will achieve more than an organization that is too sick to support your goals. So, any change effort will be more successful when you focus on both performance and health.

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How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

Rules of Engagement

Lead Change Blog

A friend of mine came to visit over the holidays. Before the visit, I gave her a long list of rules prior to engaging with Louie, my rescue dog.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Sonic The Hedgehog Movie

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I have fond, fond memories of Sonic The Hedgehog. From the SEGA startup sound to the blur of blue on the screen as you raced through the levels, Sonic was the video game character with spunk and attitude.

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Time Management Strategies & Prioritizing

Career Advancement

“It’s not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?” ” – Henry David Thoreau. Miguel had an enormous list of tasks on his to-do list.

Two Commitments Necessary to Resolve any Conflict

Leadership Freak

A win-lose interaction ignites competition. Inevitability: Reject the drama of “I can’t believe this is happening.” Conflict and offense are inevitable where people work together. Accept it. Anticipate it.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

Beat the Hamster Wheel: 5 Ways to Keep Going When You’d Rather Not

RapidStart Leadership

It is possible to beat the hamster wheel that our goal-chasing can seem to put us on. Here are five ways to find the joy on the path to our goals. The post Beat the Hamster Wheel: 5 Ways to Keep Going When You’d Rather Not appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Think Outside the Building

Leading Blog

S YSTEMIC SOCIAL ISSUES cannot be solved by a few people working in isolation. They can be better addressed by breaking out of traditional approaches and collaborating with others. Rosabeth Moss Kanter likens these traditional approaches to castles.

Disrupt Yourself: Play To Your Distinctive Strengths

Lead Change Blog

Personal Disruption (n.): The act of using a practice employed by companies — wherein a product deemed inferior by the market leader (Amazon v. Borders, Uber v. Yellow Cab) eventually upends the industry — and applying it to yourself and your career.

Keeping Yourself On Track

Joseph Lalonde

Knock, knock. Who’s there? Another distraction. Or maybe it’s not knock, knock but ring, ring. The sound of your cell phone going off constantly. Distractions are all around us. They’re keeping us from doing our best work. Does anyone else ever feel this is their daily journey?

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

Coronavirus is coming to us. Is your business ready?

Tony Mayo

Tony Mayo Executive Coach. A pandemic in the US now seems inevitable. Get ready! You’ve no doubt heard the advice about handwashing and avoiding crowds in confined spaces: concerts, aircraft, conferences.

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Truth and Misinformation: How to Spot False Narratives (Part 1)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton. Sifting through mountains of information, people who want to do the right thing are finding it harder than ever to find the truth. We find ourselves dealing with the challenge of too much information and too little insight.

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The Best Super Bowl Commercial of All Time

Leadership Freak

The best Super Bowl commercial of all time: Runner Up for the best Super Bowl commercial of all time: (Don’t miss the ending.) Top contenders: Coke’s, “Mean Joe Green.” Wendy’s, “Where’s… Continue reading → Teams Leadership

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Leading Thoughts for February 13, 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.

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.