October, 2020

The Entrepreneur’s Faces: 10 Entrepreneurial Types and Their Journey

Leading Blog

T HE leadership we need now can be found in the entrepreneurial mindset—the characteristics found in entrepreneurs. Authors Jonathan Littman and Susanna Camp have categorized the nature of this mindset into ten types or faces in The Entrepreneur’s Faces.

Fine-Tuning Your Leadership Style

Lead Change Blog

What can you do to improve your leadership style? Leadership styles refer to the alternative ways you direct, engage, and empower people to make needed changes. I believe there are three basic styles of leading: Direct, discuss, and delegate.

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Herd Mentality: What We Can Learn About Leadership From Ancient Americans

RapidStart Leadership

Native Americans exploited the herd mentality of the buffalo when hunting them; as social animals ourselves, what does that mean for us as leaders? The post Herd Mentality: What We Can Learn About Leadership From Ancient Americans appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

What Do You Need To Unsubscribe From?

Joseph Lalonde

Over the years, I’ve signed up for a lot of newsletters, store promotions, and more via email. I’ve recently come to realize I’ve signed up for way too many emails. Many of them I no longer read or they no longer apply to me. What does this mean for me?

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!

How to Get Better at Remote Small Talk

Let's Grow Leaders

“Yeah, I don’t do small talk.” ” “My team understands, I’m cool with THEIR chit chat in-between meetings, but I don’t really have time for that stuff. I’m all business. That’s why I’m so productive.”

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Ethics is Acting Beyond Self-Interest

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Ethics is fundamentally about acting beyond our own self-interests. Can we be ethical without considering others and acting in ways that benefit them?

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October 2020 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the October 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. Diana Peterson-More shared Covid Communication: Spread a Little Kindness. With Words. Diana explains: “ It’s time to “redefine success” in our daily transactions.

Practicing Empathy – The Five L’s

Kevin Eikenberry

Empathy – understanding the feeling and emotions someone is feeling as a way to provide solace and support while building understanding and trust – is a critical leadership skill.

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Your Employees Want To Know You Care

Joseph Lalonde

Caring isn’t a word you hear often in leadership. You hear more powerful words. You hear words like: Results, Return On Investment, Strengths, Action-orientated, and more. The words you often hear in leadership have to do with getting results and taking action.

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One Way to Cultivate a More Resilient and Creative Team

Let's Grow Leaders

A creative team starts with room to think The rocky mountain air was crisp with fall chill–a perfect time for a fire in the wood-burning stove. We placed the logs on top of the kindling, held the flame beneath the wood, and…nothing […].

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!

Good Leadership Serves, Respects and Uplifts

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton What is the ultimate goal of leadership? This question seems simple enough at first, and then begins to get tricky because it can’t be answered in one simple statement.

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Stay Indispensable by Cultivating These Key Ingredients

Leading Blog

I N 1984 a typical business competency would last 30 years. Today, it’s more akin to five. We’re changing jobs more than ever and pursuing multiple careers and projects simultaneously. Take a moment to consider how many jobs you’ve had and how many careers you’re yet to embark upon?

Compassionate Accountability in Action

Lead Change Blog

Conflict is a word that carries negative connotations for many. We avoid conflict, abhor conflict, and see conflict as a major stress. What if you could transform conflict to bring positive change in your relationships?

4 Tips for Improving Work/Life Balance

Career Advancement

“We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” ” ~ Arianna Huffington.

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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.

When Your Well Runs Dry

Joseph Lalonde

Lately, I’ve felt uninspired. What used to drive me to write has left me feeling empty and dry. I think my well is close to empty. My well is dry. Authors, content creators, leaders, and more have a well they go to. This well helps them find new content and ideas to present to their […].

How to Promote Leaders Who Build a Positive Culture

Let's Grow Leaders

Promote leaders who show their commitment to relationships and results One of the most important leadership decisions you’ll ever make is the choice to promote someone into a leadership role. Who you promote into leadership sends a powerful message of what matters […].

The Death of the Conference Call

Kevin Eikenberry

If you are like me, you have been on hundreds of conference calls in the past. They were a brilliant solution to remote communication requiring only a phone, a number to the bridge line, and a passcode.

Leading Thoughts for October 1, 2020

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. Tasha Eurich on the two aspects of self-awarenesss: “Put simply, self-awareness is not one truth.

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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.

Win Every Day: Putting Proven Practices To Work For Extraordinary Results

Lead Change Blog

Execution is essential for high-performing organizations, but often the leaders of those organizations have misconceptions about what strong and successful execution looks like.

No Finish Line: Finishing is Not Always the Point

RapidStart Leadership

Being the first to the finish line does not always make us winners, and some of the most important races have no finish line at all; here's what that means for leaders. The post No Finish Line: Finishing is Not Always the Point appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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How To Find Qualified Team Members

Joseph Lalonde

If you’ve looked to hire a qualified team member recently, you know something. You know finding qualified team members to be a difficult task. Unemployment numbers have been at record lows. The current jobless rates show unemployment to be hovering around the three percent mark. THAT IS LOW.

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How Do I Change My Leadership Approach Without Losing Credibility?

Let's Grow Leaders

We were nearing the end of our live-online leadership program with an amazing group of start-up CEOs at Bulb Africa in Nigeria, and it was time for Q&A. Or, as I like to call it, “Asking For a Friend.” ” When one brave […].

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.

Three Classic Negotiating Mistakes

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Clint Babcock: Recently I was teaching a class on negotiation for salespeople. I set up a buyer–seller role play scenario and I asked two participants to work through the scenario in front of the rest of the class.

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First Look: Leadership Books for October 2020

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in October 2020. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here. Teams That Work : The Seven Drivers of Team Effectiveness by Scott Tannenbaum and Eduardo Salas. In the modern workplace, employees collaborate.

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How much do you invest in leadership development?

Lead Change Blog

There is no doubt that we live in an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world. Leaders work in increasingly flatter and leaner organisations. They are more diverse, culturally, and generationally. Their work is more likely to be virtual, than working alongside, and navigating the virtual world brings different demands. Leaders also increasingly work in resource-starved environments where demands seem much more significant.

Restoring Faith in Humanity One Act at a Time

RapidStart Leadership

The way things seem to be going we may be tempted to lose our faith in humanity. But a simple act by a stranger this weekend shows that perception is flawed, and offers clues as to how we can keep it that way.

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Paycor HR Leaders Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 HR and Finance leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.

5 Ways To Make Better Use Of Your Time

Joseph Lalonde

It can be easy to get in the traps of a time suck. These traps can be Facebook, LinkedIn, strategy planning, or watching TV. All of these make you wonder how you can make better use of your time. After participating in a time trap, you will feel out of place. You will feel like […]. Leadershi

3 Ways to Create a Virtual Watercooler for Your Remote Team

Let's Grow Leaders

One of the most frequent concerns we hear from leaders and teams (where remote-work is the foreseeable norm) is the lack of a virtual watercooler. That metaphorical place where people exchange ideas, build connections, and spontaneous innovation thrives. The informal exchange of […]. The post 3 Ways to Create a Virtual Watercooler for Your Remote Team appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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Nurturing Collaboration on Remote Teams

Kevin Eikenberry

AJust because people are working from home, doesn’t mean they are an effective remote team. In fact, even if your team was successful and cohesive when you were all in the same workspace, doesn’t mean that you have great remote collaboration now.

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Leaders Who Lust

Leading Blog

I N 2004, Barbara Kellerman wrote that “the idea that some leaders and some followers are bad, and that they might have something in common with good leaders and followers, has not fully penetrated the conversation or the curriculum” on leadership.

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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.