September, 2022

5 Steps You Can Take To Improve Your Communication Skills

Joseph Lalonde

Communication is a critical aspect of leadership. You have to clearly communicate multiple things to those you lead. Some of the pieces you have to communicate may be: The vision of the organization. Your team’s mission. How to effectively complete a task. The love you have for your team.

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How to Say No at Work: Powerful Phrases to Stand Your Ground

Let's Grow Leaders

To Gain More Confidence Saying No at Work, Start with Your “Yes” It’s never easy to say no at work. After all, you want to be helpful, responsive, and a team player.

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Recognizing Ethical Issues (Part 6)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton In Part 1 of this series on Recognizing Ethical Issues, I addressed the gaps in our thinking that require us to develop an ethical alert system. in Part 2, I explored why some leaders who want to do the right thing still don't "do the work" to learn how to do it.

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Leadership Skills Every Small Business Owner Needs

Tanveer Naseer

When you own a small business, you’re usually the one who runs the show. Even if you have a small staff, you still need to be on top of daily operations to ensure everything goes smoothly. This means understanding the best way to micromanage multiple tasks without missing a beat.

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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.

Finding the Flow: 6 Things it Helps to Know

RapidStart Leadership

Finding the flow can turn a difficult task into a rewarding experience; here are six ways we can help make that happen on our teams. The post Finding the Flow: 6 Things it Helps to Know appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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A Free 10-Minute Plan to Include Leadership Development in Team Meetings

Leadership Freak

Successful leaders develop leaders. High performing team members crave development. But your hair’s on fire. What if you don’t have time to plan leadership development? Leadership development in team meetings: #1.

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How to Build a High-Performing Team: Ten Vital Conversations

Let's Grow Leaders

Invest One Hour a Month to Help Your Team Perform Even Better. Every truly high-performing team has one thing in common: They spend time in candid conversation talking about what’s working and consistently look for ways to improve.

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Recognizing Ethical Issues (Part 4)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton In Part 1 of this series on Recognizing Ethical Issues, I addressed the gaps in our thinking that require us to develop an ethical alert system. in Part 2, I explored why some leaders who want to do the right thing still don't "do the work" to learn how to do it. In Part 3, I dug into the importance of ethical awareness as the basis for ethical decision making. In Part 4, I will explore how you can develop ethical thinking.

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Why It’s Time To Invest In (And Support) Your Team Members

Tanveer Naseer

Is your organization doing enough to invest in the professional success of its staff? Do you offer support to make their work-life balance more manageable? If the answer is no, you may want to rethink your position, as more people are walking away from dead-end and unsupportive jobs to chase.

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Leaders are Constellation Creators

Kevin Eikenberry

Leadership communication. It is one of the most important roles we have as leaders – and one of the hardest to do well across a team. If you want to become more effective in creating that needed clarity with others, consider looking to the stars.

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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.

A Simple Reusable One-On-One Plan, Part 2

Leadership Freak

“Failing to plan is planning to fail.” Anonymous You don’t have time to rigorously plan each one-on-one. Adopt a universal approach that protects time and maximizes opportunities. A simple reusable one-on-one plan, part… Continue reading → Leading

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Woman King

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article We’ve heard the fictional story of the women warriors of the Dora Milaje in the movie Black Panther. Imagine if they were real. They may have been. The Woman King is based on a true story.

Don’t Get Lost or Hurt: The Vital Role of Leadership Strategy and Tactics

Let's Grow Leaders

Balancing leadership strategy and tactics is critical for leaders at every level of an organization. When you don’t pay enough attention to strategy, you and your team end up lost in a wilderness of meaningless, unproductive busyness.

Recognizing Ethical Issues (Part 3)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton In Part 1 of this series on Recognizing Ethical Issues, I addressed the gaps in our thinking that require us to develop an ethical alert system. in Part 2, I explored why some leaders who want to do the right thing still don't "do the work" to learn how to do it. In Part 3, I'll dig into the importance of ethical awareness as the basis for ethical decision making.

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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!

Growing Your Business By Taking Care Of The Customer’s Experience

Tanveer Naseer

Finding the right balance in your business between growth and creating a sense of community with your brand is crucial in creating a better customer experience.

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The Power of Consistency – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Someone recently asked me what we’ve learned about podcasting because as of the time I’m recording this, we’ve been doing it for over six years, every week, sometimes more than every week. Having an interview or a conversation with a leadership expert or an expert leader every week.

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7 Powers of Life Purpose

Leadership Freak

Living without purpose is easy; just run around doing stuff as fast as you can. Life purpose is living in service to something bigger than yourself. It’s not self-neglect because purpose provides a gallant… Continue reading → Leading Purpose Leadership Development

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5 Steps to Take to Improve People Management Skills

Joseph Lalonde

This is a contributed post to JMLalonde.com. For more information on contributing a post, please see our contributing policies. Photo by krakenimages on Unsplash. Whether you are starting your career as a manager or you are looking to develop in a position, there is always something to learn.

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The HR Playbook: How to Decrease Costs & Increase Engagement

Learn how to reduce costs while simultaneously increasing employee morale.

How to Overcome Negative Perceptions for a Better Leadership Brand

Let's Grow Leaders

Overcoming an Outdated Leadership Brand. Have you ever felt like this? You’ve worked hard to build your leadership brand, but the negative perceptions linger.

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Recognizing Ethical Issues (Part 5)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton In Part 1 of this series on Recognizing Ethical Issues, I addressed the gaps in our thinking that require us to develop an ethical alert system. in Part 2, I explored why some leaders who want to do the right thing still don't "do the work" to learn how to do it. In Part 3, I dug into the importance of ethical awareness as the basis for ethical decision making. Part 4 described ways to start developing ethical thinking.

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7 Easy Ways To Show Your Customers You Care And Value Their Loyalty

Tanveer Naseer

Successful businesses wouldn’t be where they are today without an army of followers. Whether you’re about to dip your toes into the business world or you’ve been in the game for numerous years, you should understand how important your customers are for your brand. After all, without them, you can’t.

Showing Up When It Is Your Time

Kevin Eikenberry

Woody Allen said 90% of life is just showing up. He has a point. If we stay in our bed, in our shell and never show up, not much (good or bad) will happen to us. But showing up can mean much more than that. While showing up takes intention, showing up when it matters […].

HR in 2023: Survey Insights and Predictions

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

Humility: 10 Simple Ways to Quiet Arrogance in Yourself and in Others

Leadership Freak

Arrogance produces poverty of spirit. Humility enables you to become your best self. Comparison and contrast Humility says: You have room to grow. Others have untapped genius. The world goes on with or… Continue reading → Leading

Quiet Quitting: The New Leadership Boogeyman

Joseph Lalonde

If you click on any business or leadership-related blog recently, you’ve probably bumped into the new leadership boogeyman: QUIET QUITTING. Quiet Quitting isn’t ghosting an employer by not showing up and quitting that way.

Changing Your Mind

Let's Grow Leaders

When you think about changing perception when was the last time that you changed your mind about something? Have you seen the images that have been coming from the new James Webb telescope? Changing our perceptions of outer space and what’s millions and billions of light years away from us.

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Why do so many leadership development programs fail?

Great Results Team Building

Way back in January 2014, in an issue of McKinsey Quarterly , a group of researchers attempted to answer this question: “Why do so many leadership development programs fail?”

How to Write OKRs: 45 Effective Examples

Many companies are embracing objectives and key results (OKRs) as the best practice for committing to goals and following through. Objectives are outcomes that reflect current company priorities. Each employee should write OKRs that roll up to larger company goals.

6 Areas You Should Update In Your Business And Why This Is So Important For Success

Tanveer Naseer

If you look back to the types of business found in the early twentieth century, you will see businesses that appear almost completely different to those of today.

Do You Self-Sabotage Your Success?

Rich Gee Group

Many times in our lives, we all subtly undermine our success — when we unconsciously make bad choices, and our harmful behavior can impact nearly every part of our life. This self-sabotage can stop us from achieving significant plans and goals in our careers and life. Why Do We Self-Sabotage?

E.B. White: On Hope

Leadership Freak

North Brooklin, Maine, 30 March 1973 Dear Mr. Nadeau: As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman, the contagion may spread and the scene is… Continue reading → Leadership quotes hopes and dreams

The Power Of Changing Your Mind

Joseph Lalonde

People are stubborn. Once they have a belief, they struggle to reimagine something new. Now, if people are stubborn, leaders can be hard-headed and impossible to change! Not really. However, it is how we feel sometimes. We hold tight to our ideals. We believe we know best.

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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.