April, 2020

We Live in A Downstream World

Leading Blog

You and a friend are having a picnic by the side of a river. Suddenly you hear a shout from the direction of the water—a child is drowning. Without thinking, you both dive in, grab the child, and swim to shore. Before you can recover, you hear another child cry for help. You and your friend jump back in the river to rescue her as well. Then another struggling child drifts into sight … and another … and another. The two of you can barely keep up.

The Remote Leader’s Rules for Living

Lead Change Blog

The concept of leading remote employees is as old as the graveyard shift. Leaders have been for many years guiding associates who work in different locations, time zones, and work shifts. But this month we added a new wrinkle to the practice—leading remote employees who are anxious, alone and cut off from the solace of the break room banter to process their fears. What’s a leader to do? I found a unique source of advice in a June 1979 “Peanuts” comic strip I saved!

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How to Lead with Certainty in Uncertain Times

RapidStart Leadership

It's hard to lead with certainty in uncertain times; here are five things to think about and three ways we can lead confidently despite the unknown. The post How to Lead with Certainty in Uncertain Times appeared first on RapidStart Leadership. Leadership Skills Problem Solving and Decision Making Dunning-Kruger leadership leading with certainty

You’re Doing Just Fine During This Crisis Even If You’re Not Growing

Joseph Lalonde

It’s easy to get sucked into the world of Facebook or Instagram during times of crisis. You can lose yourself in fun images, inspirational quotes, and social media squabbles. I know I’ve lost myself in social media more than I’d like. I love seeing stupid memes, what’s going on in friend’s lives, and how I’m […] The post You’re Doing Just Fine During This Crisis Even If You’re Not Growing appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Personal Developmen

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Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

How to Support Your Team During an Unexpected Layoff

Let's Grow Leaders

My heart has been breaking all day. I’ve been doing the best I can with the onslaught of phone calls, emails, and texts from incredible leaders in the emotional throes of an unexpected layoff. “I’ve been laid off.” ” “I had to lay […]. The post How to Support Your Team During an Unexpected Layoff appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. courageous cultures Relationships downsizing layoff reduction in force supporting your team in a layoff

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7 Quick and Easy Ways to Prioritize Your Mental health & Wellbeing

Career Advancement

“It’s up to you today to start making healthy choices. Not choices that are just healthy for your body, but healthy for your mind.” ? Steve Maraboli. The spread of COVID-19 has brought dramatic changes upon workplaces around the world. Every day, I’ve been working with my coaching clients to help illuminate the best course of action.

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BACK TO NORMAL? No, Thank You!

Lead Change Blog

Living through Covid-19 and all the talk about getting back to normal reminded me of a time not so long ago. In December of 2016, I experienced a terrible fall on ice which resulted in a fractured hip and femur. Louie was as traumatized as I was, through the journey of falling and consequent surgery.

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What Growing An Orchid Taught Me About How To Successfully Change And Adapt

Tanveer Naseer

There’s little doubt that most of us are now grappling with how to change and adapt to our current realities, not just in terms of the next few weeks, but more so in terms of the next few months and years as we come to realize how much things are. Click to continue reading. Growth Leadership Recent Posts adaptation change growth leadership success

Leading In A Time Of Crisis And COVID-19

Joseph Lalonde

We’re leading in a time like no other. With all of our technological advancements, we’re struggling to cope with the COVID-19 virus. It has sickened almost one million people and killed over 50,000. People are scared to go to work. Governments have told non-essential businesses to close their doors for an undetermined amount of time. […] The post Leading In A Time Of Crisis And COVID-19 appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Leadership

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Leaders Share Support Resources for Times of Crisis: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

During this extremely challenging time, it’s so heartwarming to see so many people doing all they can to be helpful. We’ve been so grateful to receive the amazing support resources coming from our Frontline Festival contributors. The array of quality tools and […]. The post Leaders Share Support Resources for Times of Crisis: A Frontline Festival appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Frontline Festival

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How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

Why Remote Work Today is a Chance to Change Your Culture

Kevin Eikenberry

You are living a long-proven principle: you learn much about your team or organizational culture in times of crisis. The move to remote work may have exposed some cracks in your culture and may have highlighted some strengths, too. This new time of crisis and the remote work that goes with it is a tremendous […]. The post Why Remote Work Today is a Chance to Change Your Culture appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Leadership & Supervisory Skills Remote Work

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The Grace to Show Respect

Leading Blog

I F WE are to be successful, we need to collaborate. We don’t have the whole story. Collaboration is founded on a bedrock of respect. John Baldoni writes in Grace: A Leader’s Guide to A Better Us , “Our culture has become more coarsened. The rancor in our political system, fueled as it is by people who do not want to listen to one another, paralyzes so much of our public discourse.”

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April 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the April 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. John Stoker of DialogueWORKS contributed Managers, here’s your guide to effective feedback. John shares: “Sometimes it is helpful to think about the critical skills for giving feedback to others.

Leading With Values During the Pandemic

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton. As we all grapple with the pandemic, I am grateful to see so many businesses sharing resources and ideas freely and. finding a way to do some good for others. Our current challenges can only be managed with everyone pulling together to make good choices. Today I'm sharing three key values that should drive our decision making at this time when everything we carefully planned has been turned upside down.

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COVID & the Future of Work: Insights from Paycor’s C-Suite

In Paycor’s newest report, our Chief Executive and Group Leaders consider how your clients will recruit, manage their workforce, optimize benefits, and foster employee experience in the new normal of 2020 and beyond. For actionable insights and tips download and share our guide with your clients!

How To Support Your Team During The Coronavirus Crisis

Joseph Lalonde

The Coronavirus has shown us how quickly businesses can be shut down. Government mandates can come quickly. They can effectively make your business grind to a halt. If you’re not prepared. Once a government mandate comes to close your business, what do you do? You’ve probably chosen to send your team home to work remotely […] The post How To Support Your Team During The Coronavirus Crisis appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Crisis Leadership

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How to Build a Better Live Online Leadership Development Program

Let's Grow Leaders

10 Things to Look for in Your Live Online Leadership Development If your business is faced with a newly-remote workforce, you know how vital it is to have strong leaders in place to get everyone the support they need, nimbly respond to […]. The post How to Build a Better Live Online Leadership Development Program appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Career & Learning training leadership training for remote teams live-online leadership training training a remote workforce

What Are The Stories Leaders Need To Be Able To Tell To Drive Success?

Tanveer Naseer

Many of us recognize the importance of storytelling in leadership to improve the way we communicate. But the truth is there’s more than one story that a leader should be able to tell at a moment’s notice in order to inspire, inform and provide direction to those they lead. Click to continue reading. Leadership Biz Cafe Recent Posts communication growth leadership motivation storytelling

The 3 Types of Humility That Impact Your Leadership

Leading Blog

I N 2016, Harvard Business School Dean Nitin Nohria addressed the graduating class and spoke of three H’s: Hope, Humility, and Honor. These three qualities are reflected in leaders who make a difference. In speaking about hope, he turned to the example of explorer Ernest Shackleton, who, in a seemingly hopeless situation, “continued not only to remain optimistic himself, but he continually instilled hope in his crewmates.

Why HR Technology Matters Now More Than Ever

When a crisis hits, HR technology gives business leaders the data, tools, and support to make important business decisions quickly. In this report, Josh Bersin breaks down the 4 key benefits of HR tech and demonstrates through case studies how business leaders can leverage it to solve problems and grow. Download this report to learn more!

Have You Tried Turning Yourself Off and On Again?

Lead Change Blog

All year long I hear leaders say, “I could really use a break.” And now, with all the shelter in place and staying at home going on, you finally have one. I doubt it feels like a real break, though. Instead, you might find yourself suddenly trying to maintain your same pace of productivity remotely, even though the world around you can’t possibly keep up.

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5 Ethical Dimensions of IoT Leadership (Part 1)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton This post is the first in a Series exploring 5 Ethical Dimensions of IoT Leadership as we approach IoT Day on April 14th. The Internet of Things (IoT) can enhance people’s lives in many new ways, and because of its enormous scale, it will alter our global economy and the way we do business. Unlike the software design projects of the past, working in the IoT takes us into completely uncharted ethical territory.

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How To Bring Positivity During A Crisis Like COVID-19/Coronavirus

Joseph Lalonde

Tough times begin to wear on people. That’s been the truth for many people lately. Layoffs. Job terminations. Trying to keep the business afloat. So much stress has been placed on the shoulders of leaders during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is heavy. It hurts. And leaders are struggling to stay positive. Staying positive during a […] The post How To Bring Positivity During A Crisis Like COVID-19/Coronavirus appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Crisis Leadership

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This Isn’t Helpful Advice

Let's Grow Leaders

I want to give you an insightful bit of leadership or management wisdom that will help you navigate the world right now. But my inbox is overflowing with advice. Most of it is trite. Advice that just isn’t helpful right now. I […]. The post This Isn’t Helpful Advice appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders. Winning Well

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Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

How Women Can Master Office Politics To Grow Their Career And Help Their Team Succeed

Tanveer Naseer

If there’s one aspect of today’s workplaces most of us could do without, it’s office politics. And yet, the simple truth is you need to master it to grow your career. Unfortunately, for most women, this is easier said than done. So how can they overcome this hurdle and become. Click to continue reading. Leadership Biz Cafe Recent Posts communication growth leadership motivation office politics

How to Hold onto Your Customers in a Crisis

Leading Blog

S UBSCRIPTION-BASED businesses seem to be the most resilient during this time of crisis. With predictable recurring revenue, they have greater flexibility to withstand the storm. But there’s more to it than just revenue. To hang onto customers during a crisis, you need to build a forever transaction with the people you serve. Your team has to know what your “ forever promise ” is—the organization’s commit-ment to customers that justifies customer loyalty.

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Find Your Voice As A Leader

Lead Change Blog

As the late Stephen Covey said, “Leadership is a choice, not a position.” So why do you choose to lead? And in today’s blaring and hectic global community, how can you ensure that your voice stands out above the rest? How do you create your unique brand of leadership that will leave a lasting and impactful legacy?

? Work Sharing: Unemployment Benefits to Supplement Reduced Work Hours ? SARS-Cov-2

Tony Mayo

Tony Mayo Executive Coach. Before you reduce the size of your workforce with furloughs or layoffs consider reducing hours per employee. Some states are offering “Work Share” unemployment benefits. If employee hours and pay are reduced, for example, by 25%, employees may be eligible for 25% unemployment benefits. This lets the company reduce costs while retaining their skilled workforce […]. The post ? Work Sharing: Unemployment Benefits to Supplement Reduced Work Hours ?

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9 Ways to Manage Costs and Prepare for Future Growth

SMB leaders are working day and night to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Successfully managing it requires the CFO and HR leader to make complex decisions quickly, without rushing into an uncoordinated response. Foremost among these decisions will be cost containment. The way organizations manage costs now will determine how well they perform during and after COVID-19. Download our guide and start preparing for the future today.

What Will Your New Normal Be?

Joseph Lalonde

Right now, we’re all experiencing a new normal. The world has been flipped upside down. The Coronavirus has ravaged countries across the planet. It’s something I never thought I would see. People laid off for an extended amount of time due to a global pandemic. Businesses scrambling to figure out the best way to help […] The post What Will Your New Normal Be? appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Crisis Leadership Personal Development

How Many Hats are You Trying to Wear?

Kevin Eikenberry

All of us wear many hats. We are friend, neighbor, sibling, and mentor. And we are also parent, employee, leader, spouse, and in many cases now, a teacher. Managing multiple roles has been part of your life, but now it is a different ballgame. Regardless of how many of these hats are you wearing, chances […]. The post How Many Hats are You Trying to Wear? appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning. Personal & Professional Development

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Three Things to Stop Doing This Week

Next Level Blog

For many of us in the United States, week seven or so of the work from home (WFH) period is underway. And even as attention turns to how to get people back to the office, it’s pretty clear that we’re at the beginning of a pretty long haul of a lot more working from home than we ever thought we would. From my vantage point as a long-time work from homer and a coach to a lot of leaders and teams who are new to the scene, what I’m seeing is a slow realization that we’re in a marathon, not a sprint.

Are You Ready for Recovery?

Leading Blog

A S a McKinsey & Company article stated in late March 2020: “What leaders need during a crisis is not a predefined response plan but behaviors and mindsets that will prevent them from overreacting to yesterday’s developments and help them look ahead.”. McKinsey cites 5 practices or mindsets that will enable leaders to bring their organizations through any turbulent times. This article will show how those who develop as transpersonal leaders are those who are best prepared to do this.

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.