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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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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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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The Top 7 Compliance Risks and How to Avoid Them

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top seven compliance risks of 2021 and offers best practices on how to mitigate your risk. Download Paycor's guide today.

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.

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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When You’re Scared…

Joseph Lalonde

Leading is less of a science and more of a practice. Sure, there are the basics of leadership. The fundamentals. The things you need to know. Then there are the trials and challenges of leadership. These are the pieces of leadership that truly test your ability to lead.

Why Now Is The Time For Leaders To Make Purpose-Led Work Their Top Priority

Tanveer Naseer

These days there’s a lot of discussion around what work will look like in a post-pandemic world. Most of that conversation tends to focus on whether employees will return to the office, continue to work remotely, or opt for a hybrid mix of the two. But in this latest installment.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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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.

How To Avoid Employee Paranoia In The Workplace

Tanveer Naseer

The last thing you need, especially when your business is under pressure from a global pandemic, is your employees worrying about being laid off. This can have a drastic effect on workplace productivity, loyalty and satisfaction.

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!

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 […].

7 Strategies To Build Collaborative Relationships

Lead Change Blog

Perhaps, one of the positive outcomes of this pandemic has been the fact that many more organisations have begun to realise that effective collaboration is imperative for long-term success. In a crisis situation, it becomes even more important that organizations pull together experts with unique, cross-functional perspectives to solve rapidly changing, complex problems that have long-term implications.

219: How Women Leaders Can Master a Remote Work Environment | with Charlene Walters, MBA, PhD

Engaging Leader

We’ve entered a new era with more people than ever working remotely, especially from home. This past year, according to author Charlene Walters, women have made up 80% of the people who left the on-site workforce during the pandemic.

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.

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!

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 […].

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.

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 […].

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 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!

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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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.

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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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.

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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Are You Ready to Deliver a Great Presentation?

Lead Change Blog

What does it take to make your presentation memorable and impactful? . Organizing Your Message. The easiest and simplest way to organize your presentation is: Opening. Call to Action. The Opening. Make a positive first impression. Be prepared, be confident, and be professional. Greet the audience as you would a group of friends. Get their attention. Some people will be on their cell phones, others will be talking with the person sitting beside them. Tips for a great start.

Connect Your Remote Team Through Personal Knowledge

Michael Lee Stallard

Remember doing “Show and Tell” or presenting to your classmates as the “Student of the Week” when you were in elementary school? As it turns out, our teachers were on to something.

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Never Enough … Excellence, Agility, and Meaning

Leading Blog

T HE IDEA behind Never Enough isn’t perfection or even a state of dissatisfaction. It’s about realizing that the goal is not to get by but to “always look for more ways to make an impact.”. Former Commanding Officer of Seal Team Two and White House Fellow serving with both George W.

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.