August, 2021

The Story of U.S. Business Is the Story of Real Estate

Leading Blog

T HE STORY of American business is the story of real estate — a story of more than 200 years of claiming, seizing, developing, settling, and speculating in vast areas of land.

Bridging Differences for Better Mentoring

Lead Change Blog

As the workplace has become more diverse, mentoring has become more challenging. Mentors and mentees may come from very different backgrounds and have a limited understanding of each other’s cultures and outlooks.

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In Praise of Praise: 5 Ways to Enhance the Power of Your Appreciation

RapidStart Leadership

Praise is one of the most powerful tools available to a leader; here are 5 ways you can use it to inspire, motivate, and even change lives. The post In Praise of Praise: 5 Ways to Enhance the Power of Your Appreciation appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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5 Questions Leaders Should Ask When Watching A Movie

Joseph Lalonde

Join the Reel Leadership Author Community by pre-ordering Reel Leadership Entertainment… The traditional line of thought with entertainment is that it is a mindless activity. There’s no redeeming value.

7 Ways to Manage a Talent Shortage

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top 7 things you can do to out-maneuver your competition and win the war for talent in the coming months.

How to Give Difficult Feedback to Your Boss (Even When You’re Scared)

Let's Grow Leaders

To Ensure Your Upward Feedback is Received Well, Start with Connection and Intention. You have some difficult feedback for your boss, but you’re not quite sure they’re ready to hear it. It might feel safer to stay silent.

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Values-Based Culture: The Nudge

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton I was driving recently when the car beside me started to veer over into my lane. I was able to avoid an accident, but it made me think about what happens when employees start "crossing the line" in organizations.

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Developing Resilience: How to Remain Calm in the Midst of Workplace Chaos

Lead Change Blog

Do you feel like you’re running out of steam at work? Do you wonder how some people manage to get through their hectic days without experiencing burnout? Do you find it hard to bounce back from workplace negativity?

4 Reasons Why Creating Space In Your Workday Will Help You Grow And Succeed

Tanveer Naseer

One of the interesting, but not surprising findings to come out of this current global pandemic is how much people have appreciated being able to have breaks in their work day to just take a break, unwind, and maybe spend some time with their family. In fact, a big reason. Click to continue reading.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Free Guy

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. This weekend saw the release of Free Guy, a new Ryan Reynolds movie. Free Guy’s premise is that an NPC (non-playable character in video game speak) suddenly becomes self-aware. He no longer follows the programming he was given.

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How Do I Gain Respect When My Team Doesn’t Like Me?

Let's Grow Leaders

Use This Approach to Gain Respect and the Influence You Need. Of course, leadership is not about being liked. But it sucks to go to work every day when you know your team would rather be working for someone else.

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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.

Ethical Culture: The Business Case For Prevention

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton After I published "Prevention or Cure: Your Choice" about reducing ethical risk and creating a positive culture a reader asked for more information about the business case for prevention.

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FYI: Your Chaotic Story Is an Asset — So Share It!

Leading Blog

I F YOU’RE LIKE ME, you worry about your startup’s story — or rather presenting it. The pivots, founder feuds, competitors, and development delays are just some of the many hairpin turns that contort your journey into something much more…free-spirited.

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Positive Influence: The Leader Who Helps People Become Their Best Self

Lead Change Blog

According to Michael and Glenn Parker, there are four types of positive influence leaders, and we can all leverage the strengths of each to become the type of leader who helps people become their best self.

7 No-Nonsense Questions that Challenge People without Being a Jerk-Hole

Leadership Freak

Successful leaders challenge people. Jerk-holes are just pushy. But the opposite of pushy – being a push-over – isn’t an option for leaders. 7 fundamentals of assertive challenge: Rushing to challenge is pushy.… … Continue reading → Leading

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.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Disney’s Jungle Cruise

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. When you hear Disney’s Jungle Cruise, you may think of the thrilling theme park ride. You’d be correct in thinking that. However, Jungle Cruise recently became something more.

How To Speak Up in Meetings (A Video For if You’re Feeling Unsure)

Let's Grow Leaders

Techniques to Speak Up in Meetings and Ensure Your Voice is Heard. “Hey Karin, I just had my 360 Feedback review, and I heard I should speak up more in meetings. But it’s hard. How do I get better at this?” ” #AskingForaFriend. 4 Ways to Speak Up More in Meetings.

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Leadership, Blurred Lines and Sliding Scales

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Leadership has entered a new realm, leaving the space of knowns and certainties (which was an illusion anyway) and entering the space of deep uncertainty, blurred lines and sliding scales.

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Leading Thoughts for August 26, 2021

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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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!

Seven Reasons Brainstorming Fails

Lead Change Blog

As we begin to hopefully move out of remote work and covid clutter, pivoting seems to be the mantra on many leaders’ lips. Certainly, it will not be “business as usual.” How many ways can we respond to customers and clients? What new offerings might we create? But before a group is convened to “brainstorm”, consider these reasons why many “ brainstorms” fail: The people doing the brainstorming are there by mandate – not by desire. Send out an open invitation. Those who care most will show up.

221: Simple Visual Story (SVS) Model for Effective Communication | with Matthew Pierce

Engaging Leader

This is a special episode of Engaging Leader, featuring part 2 of an excerpt of Jesse’s live interview on TechSmith’s Visual Lounge with Matt Pierce.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Suicide Squad

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. I remember watching the original Suicide Squad movie at a now-defunct movie theater. The theater was a classic but it didn’t last. The theater was hot, humid, and almost unbearable to be in.

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Leading for Justice with Rita Sever

Let's Grow Leaders

When your cause is important and you’re working to build a better world, leadership matters more than ever – but it often takes a back seat to the scramble to achieve today’s results.

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!

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Leading in Context

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First Look: Leadership Books for August 2021

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in August 2021. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here. A Minute to Think : Reclaim Creativity, Conquer Busyness, and Do Your Best Work by Juliet Funt.

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Hey, Leader! Are You Hearing Voices?

Lead Change Blog

Strong leaders are surrounded by a plethora of voices. The challenge is knowing which ones to listen to—to which should I pay attention or seek out? Voices matter! Here are a few that will compete for your attention: The Client’s Voice. Everyone who wants to be successful listens to their target audience. What do they want? What do they need to be effective? How can you meet this need? Should you provide it? While the customer’s voice matters, don’t let it rule over you.

Lasting Change = Head Knowledge + Heart Knowledge

Michael Lee Stallard

It’s one thing to know something intellectually—to learn interesting new data, to gain an understanding of why something works the way it does, to be inspired by a message—but if it stops there and you don’t develop heart knowledge, then you’re less likely to see meaningful or lasting change as a result.

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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!

What Is Reel Leadership?

Joseph Lalonde

The idea of Reel Leadership began stirring in my mind years ago. But we need to go back in time before this idea began to ruminate in my mind. I want to take you back to the beginning of my personal development journey. I was a young, excited man that was just starting out in […].

How to Be a Human-Centered Leader when You’re Stressed, Anxious, or Freaked-Out

Let's Grow Leaders

Many people find it easier to be a human-centered leader when everything’s going well. But when you’re stressed and anxious, it’s easy to snap at your team, lose your temper, and undermine the culture you’ve worked so hard to build.

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Tech-Savvy Youth and the Future of C-Suite Leadership

N2Growth Blog

Did you know that American youth spend an average of six hours or more a day on screens ? As a result of increased social media use and continuous screen time, young adults have become more reliant on the internet for information, learning, working, communication, and entertainment.

How to Change

Leading Blog

Y OU WANT TO CHANGE, but the problem is you haven’t found the right strategy. You need to outsmart your issues. In How to Change , behavioral scientist Katy Milkman says we need to tailor our approach to fit the obstacle and our circumstances.

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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.