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.

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.

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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.

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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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.

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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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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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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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.

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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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?

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

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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Five Qualities Genuine Leaders Have in Common

Leading Blog

C OVID-19 reminds us that we live in a world full of uncertainty—and this will continue well beyond the pandemic. But it only intensifies something we were already seeing in the world of work: organizations need to adapt constantly to keep up with market dynamics.

Why Leaders Need To Express More Gratitude During Challenging Times

Tanveer Naseer

During challenging times, it’s critical that leaders boost their communication time to provide clarity and assurance to their employees.

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?

COVID & the Future of Work: Insights from Paycor’s C-Suite

In Paycor’s newest report, our Chief Executive and Group Leaders consider how your clients will recruit, manage their workforce, optimize benefits, and foster employee experience in the new normal of 2020 and beyond. For actionable insights and tips download and share our guide with your clients!

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.

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 […].

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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Why HR Technology Matters Now More Than Ever

When a crisis hits, HR technology gives business leaders the data, tools, and support to make important business decisions quickly. In this report, Josh Bersin breaks down the 4 key benefits of HR tech and demonstrates through case studies how business leaders can leverage it to solve problems and grow. Download this report to learn more!

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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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.

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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How To Cast A Compelling Vision

Joseph Lalonde

What is vision? Vision is a critically important piece of any leadership plan. It is something you must create and share with your team over time. Vision is a strong mental picture of what you would like to see you or your organization accomplish.

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Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

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 […].

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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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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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.

9 Ways to Manage Costs and Prepare for Future Growth

SMB leaders are working day and night to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Successfully managing it requires the CFO and HR leader to make complex decisions quickly, without rushing into an uncoordinated response. Foremost among these decisions will be cost containment. The way organizations manage costs now will determine how well they perform during and after COVID-19. Download our guide and start preparing for the future today.

How a Coffee Cup Can Improve Your Meetings – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

No engagement. No participation. Can’t get people to speak up. These are just a few of the many issues that we have with virtual meetings. And in this video, I am demonstrating 4 ways that a simple cup can help improve your virtual meetings.

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

Frontline Festival: Leaders Share about Culture

Let's Grow Leaders

In this month’s Frontline Festival, top leadership experts share a variety of perspectives and insights on culture. We’ve also included some quotations from our newest book, Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers and Customer Advocates.

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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HR Benchmark Report: How to Recruit, Coach & Develop Teams

Do you really want a team of all-stars? Instead of trying to hire all Type A high performers, research shows it’s much more effective to hire a mix of personalities. In this report, Paycor will explain why and how to go about assembling, coaching, and developing effective teams at work.