March, 2021

The Seven Tests of A CEO

Leading Blog

W HAT are the critical challenges that can make or break a leader? In The CEO Test by the always insightful Adam Bryant and by the former Amgen president and CEO Kevin Sharer, they present seven tests that really all leaders face in one form or another.

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5 Books Leaders Should Read In April 2021

Joseph Lalonde

It’s hard to believe we’re already at the end of March. April is just around the corner. And you know what that means. Today is the day I bring you 5 books leaders should read in the following month.

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March 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the March 2021 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. Lorrie Coffey of Horizonpointconsulting explains Four Simple Steps to Improve Your Business Writing. Lorrie writes: “ We often work with clients who aim to improve communication within their organizations.

Too Many Meetings – How to Free Your Team to Build, Create, and Thrive

Let's Grow Leaders

Too many meetings can frustrate productivity and morale. Reduce them to free your team. When your calendar staggers under the weight of too many meetings, start with design thinking, involve your team, and improve your use of asynchronous tools. It’s a refrain […].

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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.

Rocks in a Jar: 11 Things They Didn’t Tell You

RapidStart Leadership

The "rocks in a jar" approach to time management is a good one, but they left a lot of things out that would help us be even more effective at managing our time; here are 11 of them. The post Rocks in a Jar: 11 Things They Didn’t Tell You appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Trust Repair For Leaders (Part 1): Accountability

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton This post is the first in a three-part series about how to repair organizational trust. It was inspired by conversations with other members of the Trust Across America Trust Alliance and my work as part of the Trust Alliance TAP team. Context Ethical Leader ethical leadership development Ethical Organization Ethical Thinking ethics & talent management talking about ethics Trends #TAP2021 leadership and trust principles of trust trust and accountability

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Chaos Walking

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Chaos Walking is based on a series of young adult novels. The movie sets up a great premise. What happens in a world where everyone can hear the thoughts of males? What happens when the thoughts of females cannot? This is the premise of Chaos Walking.

Leading Through Recovery: How Leadership Practices Help Me Stay Sober

Lead Change Blog

Addiction has many faces. Some are recognizable and others may be hidden in plain sight. Business icons, medical professionals, lawyers, clergy members, and leaders at every level have been affected by substance abuse and addiction… including me.

Want Better Influence at Work? Avoid These Communication Mistakes

Let's Grow Leaders

3 Communication Mistakes That Sabotage Your Influence and Impact When it comes to having better influence at work, words matter. Of course, WHAT you say will instantly influence your credibility and impact. But, what’s REALLY tragic is to see well-intentioned leaders with […].

The 5 Most Important and Critical Skills for Jobs of the Future

Career Advancement

“Personal development is the belief that you are worth the effort, time and energy needed to develop yourself.” – Denis Waitley. According to the World Economic Forum, five years from now, over one-third of the skills that are important on the job today will have become irrelevant.

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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!

10 Trends Shaping the Future of Ethical Leadership

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton We need to get leadership right because so much depends on it. Many global factors are driving changes in ethical leadership expectations, and in high-stakes times, how we handle ethical leadership development can make or break our success.

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LeadershipNow 140: March 2021 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from March 2021 that you don't want to miss: The Power of Values in Uncertain Times via @StanfordGSB. The next normal arrives: Trends that will define 2021—and beyond via @McKinsey.

15 Quotes On Taking Risks

Joseph Lalonde

To accomplish anything significant, you have to be willing to step out of your comfort zone. You have to be willing to do something you’ve never done before. You have to be willing to take a risk. Taking a risk is scary. It puts you in a position of failure. If you view failure as […].

How do you reverse apathy?

Lead Change Blog

Igniting anything takes heat, oxygen, and fuel — the three components of the fire triangle. The idea of the fire triangle can apply to human motivation, too. When Jane Beckett took over the dance program at The McDonald College , a prestigious performing arts school in Atlanta, she saw talent from the beginning. She brought a personal history of dance excellence with her. What she didn’t see as much of was passion. The class, she says, seemed “apathetic.”. Robert Walters was in that class.

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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!

Transform Your HR Relationships and Your Leadership

Let's Grow Leaders

In this inspiring conversation with Elle Marc-Charles, Director of Inclusive Culture for Belden Corporation you’ll get practical insights into how to guard yourself and your leaders from losing their humanity, how your human resource professionals can help you achieve your strategic results, […].

How to Multiply the Power of Grit Before You Crash and Burn

Leadership Freak

I’d rather work with persistent leaders than quitters. But grit crashes and burns if it can’t change direction. Persistence in a bad thing multiplies disappointment. What if it’s better to quit?

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Trust Repair For Leaders (Part 2): Transparency

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton This is the second in a series on how to repair organizational trust. It was inspired by conversations with other members of the Trust Across America Trust Alliance and my work as part of the Trust Alliance TAP team as part of #tap2021.

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First Look: Leadership Books for March 2021

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in March 2021. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here. The CEO Test : Master the Challenges That Make or Break All Leaders by Adam Bryant and Kevin Sharer. Are you ready to lead? Will you pass the test?

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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!

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Iron Man

Joseph Lalonde

Today, we’re going back to what started everything for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The 2008 film, Iron Man, started Phase One of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. From there, the universe expanded to 23 movies ranging from the Guardians Of The Galaxy, The Avengers, Ant-Man, and Spider-Man.

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What Happens When Leaders Get it Right

Lead Change Blog

Perhaps like your city, the first ten minutes of our evening news are packed with murders, tragic fires, car accidents, and natural disasters. Then we have 8 minutes of weather, 10 minutes of sports news, and finally, a positive “human interest” story to send us off with a smile. But the stories that really boost ratings and pique interest begin with, “BREAKING NEWS! Leader Behaves Badly.” We hardly get through a news cycle without one.

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4 Simple Ways to Gain More Credibility at Work

Let's Grow Leaders

To Gain More Credibility at Work, Think Others First I’m often asked to speak about ways to show up with more confidence and to build credibility at work. There are still a stupid number of places that this is way harder than […].

What Is The 3P Model And Why Is It Important For Remote Teamwork?

Tanveer Naseer

When we sat down to write The Long-Distance Teammate, we set out to answer one critical question: What are the behaviors that separate solid individual contributors from people who are true teammates?

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.

600th Blog Post: 10 Leadership Lessons Learned

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton I've been blogging for 12 years, after making a very rocky start on March 5, 2009. If I had let my early failures determine my future, I would never have made it to this point, celebrating 600 posts on the Leading in Context Blog.

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Everyday People, Extraordinary Leadership

Leading Blog

L EADERSHIP is a mindset—a way of approaching life. It is about how you behave and what you do. It can be taught and then tested and refined in practice. We all have a responsibility to lead in the context we are in.

6 Things Leaders Can Learn From COVID-19 And The Pandemic

Joseph Lalonde

It’s hard to believe that the COVID-19 pandemic is still happening. Businesses are still shuttered. Some have only recently reopened. Others have chosen to defy orders from various government agencies and reopened. It’s a crazy time. It’s also real.

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Talent Magnet with Mark Miller

Lead Change Blog

There is a long-standing truth in the world of organizations: talent wins! But how do you attract the best people? What do they really want? Based on his rigorous and extensive research, Mark Miller learned that top performers are looking for very different things than solid contributors.

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 Lessons from College Basketball

Kevin Eikenberry

While you might not be a fan of basketball or college basketball specifically, presumably you are a fan of developing your leadership skills.

Why Caring Is Key To Your Ability To Succeed At Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

Over the many years I’ve been doing this leadership podcast, one of the common themes that comes up in any given episode is the fact that leadership is not about you; it’s about the people you lead. That’s why I’m delighted to speak with my friend (and fellow Canadian) Dan. Click to continue reading.

Productivity at Work: How to Lead Highly Productive Teams

Let's Grow Leaders

To Lead Highly Productive Teams: Keep Them Focused on What Matters Most If you want to increase productivity at work, maintain a relentless focus on what matters most in three areas. First, ensure your team understands their big strategic priorities. Next, give […].

The Art of Being Indispensable at Work

Leading Blog

W HO doesn’t want to be that indispensable go-to person? To do that, though, it seems like you must say yes to everybody and everything. To overcommit. Bruce Tulgan, the author of The Art of Being Indispensable at Work , says overcommitment actually gets in the way of being that go-to person.

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.