January, 2021

First Look: Leadership Books for January 2021

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in January 2021. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here. Human Hacking : Win Friends, Influence People, and Leave Them Better Off for Having Met You by Christopher Hadnagy and Seth Schulman.

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How to Give Your Team Energy They Need

Let's Grow Leaders

Lead like it’s the first time to give your team energy. Early in my career, I learned a vital leadership lesson about how to give your team energy. I was working with an education nonprofit that supported children who lived in poverty. […].

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Help These Five People Be More Effective and Productive

Lead Change Blog

“He is so stubborn and aggressive. I avoid him whenever I can.”. She procrastinates on everything. She’s always late.”. You can’t change the difficult person, but you can change how you deal with them. . General Points to Remember. Effective communication is always important, but even more important when dealing with difficult people—some general points to keep in mind. . Be prepared—have a goal and plan. Be specific. Stick to the facts. . Ask questions to understand their point of view. .

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Disney and Pixar’s Soul

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Disney and Pixar’s latest animated film skipped the movie theaters and headed straight to the Disney Plus. That movie is the slow-starting but strong-finishing Soul.

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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.

Plans are Worthless: Why We Should Plan Anyway

RapidStart Leadership

Eisenhower told a roomfull of military planners that "plans are worthless." Here's what he meant and how understanding his intent can help us face the next emergency. The post Plans are Worthless: Why We Should Plan Anyway appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

The Top 5 Qualities of a Great Leader

Career Advancement

“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of being.” ” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. What’s the number one skill every leader needs to have? The ability to be a great coach to others, according to a 2018 Gallup survey.

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The Most Important Leadership Question You’ll Ever Ask

Let's Grow Leaders

When you think about leading a productive team, what’s the first question that comes to mind? How to get the right people on the team? What’s the perfect vision? Or maybe you have questions about training or infrastructure. Of course, these questions […].

Becoming a Kick-Ass Leader

Lead Change Blog

Sooner or later, every leader runs into a wall of incompetence, weakness, or hubris. When that happens, do you derail from being a leader or learn from scraping your knees?

5 Tips For Building Strategic Relationships

Joseph Lalonde

We all know relationships are important. The relationships you build today may be the relationships that get you the next leadership position in a new organization, move you up in your current organization, or help you with a pressing problem you’ve been dealing with.

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Understanding The Impact Mindsets Have On Our Ability To Succeed

Tanveer Naseer

There’s no question that our mindset plays a critical role in how we relate to our world and those around us. But how can leaders make sure their mindset is helps bring out the best in others and not impede organizational growth and success? That’s the topic I’ll be exploring.

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.

Leading Former Peers: 27 Tips, Tactics, and Techniques

RapidStart Leadership

Leading former peers is one of the most common and most difficult things we'll face as leaders; here are 27 ways to make it a little easier. The post Leading Former Peers: 27 Tips, Tactics, and Techniques appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

How to Reclaim Your Time and Live A Happier Life

Leading Blog

T ECHNOLOGY was supposed to give us more leisure time, but instead, it distracts us. We are pulled out of the present and into lists of things we feel we should be doing. Instead of getting time away from work, we take our work with us. It’s a trap to make us feel time poor.

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How to Cultivate Leadership Presence in a Remote Working World

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Sarah Rozenthuler: In our rapidly changing world, new pressures are emerging. To navigate more demanding customer expectations , an acute distrust of business and so much remote working, leaders need to find new ways of operating.

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The Flow of Organizational Culture

Lead Change Blog

Interested in learning more about organizational studies? Jim MacQueen, the author of The Flow of Organizational Culture , shares how new thinking and theory can help organizational leaders to navigate to a stronger organizational culture.

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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.

10 Bible Verses To Start Your Day Right

Joseph Lalonde

The way you start your day will direct the way your day goes. I say start your day right. How do you do this? You can start your day right by digging into God’s word. By studying it and making the most of your time with God. Today, I want to encourage you to seek […]. Faith Leadership

What Science Reveals As The Key To Promoting Long-Term Employee Motivation

Tanveer Naseer

Have you ever thought about how how you’re communicating progress in your organization?

Digital Deception: Unethical Sleight of Hand

Leading in Context

Things are not always as they seem. Technology has advanced to the point that we can't be sure whether or not what we're seeing is real. There are many new ways that bad actors are usual digital sleight of hand to trick us. And the list is growing.

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How I Built This

Leading Blog

T AKING AN IDEA and building it into something tangible. That’s the entrepreneurial journey. Guy Raz interviews innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists to create a narrative of their journey from spark to movement in a highly successful podcast on NPR and now a book entitled, How I Built This.

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!

215: The Long-Distance Teammate | with Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel

Engaging Leader

Working remotely isn’t just a new normal that we must learn to live with. It’s an opportunity to work and lead in ways that provide great operational and productivity results for the organization, as well as to be a part of a great team while finding individual meaning and purpose too.

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The 9 Dimensions of Conscious Success

Lead Change Blog

Personal and professional success in today’s crowded, competitive economy is dependent on your discovery of the answer to the following questions: What is my best purpose to achieve conscious success? How can I demonstrate high awareness for conscious success?

Living In Your Perfect Moment

Joseph Lalonde

I had the pleasure of talking to fellow coach Kevin Watson earlier this year. We shared a delightful conversation about life and business. It truly was refreshing. Through all we discussed, one point stuck out more than anything else. We talked about perfection.


My Top 10 Leadership Insights Of 2020

Tanveer Naseer

No matter where you live on this pale blue dot, one thing we all share in common is the sentiment of seeing the start of a new year as a new beginning. As an opportunity to begin anew and set goals that will help us do better over the next. Click to continue reading.

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!

Top 10 2020: Leading in Context Blog

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Of the 52 individual posts published on the Leading in Context Blog in 2020, these 10 were the most popular. See if you notice a theme that connects these new topics that readers accessed most frequently.

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Leadership U: The Six Degrees of Leadership

Leading Blog

T O LEAD people from one place to another in good times and in challenging ones requires a framework like the one presented in Korn Ferry CEO Gary Burnison’s concise book, Leadership U: Accelerating Through the Crisis Curve. The framework is called, The Six Degrees of Leadership.

How to Be an Even Better Leader

Let's Grow Leaders

If you want to be a better leader, get curious about what you might still be able to learn. We recently had a very senior leader join a live-online leadership training he had hired us to do with his team. Not in […].

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Leaders: Will You Win The Race or Fall At The Final Hurdle?

Lead Change Blog

No-one doubts that the current pandemic has created all kinds of challenges for leaders and the businesses they lead. Some have fallen by the wayside, including some big-name brands, but in the main many businesses have so far survived – many just by the edge of their teeth. And whilst some might be thinking of celebrating this success, I would caution that because there are still some challenges looming on the horizon, which if not addressed could cause your business to fall at the final hurdle.

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!

Small Steps Lead To Success

Joseph Lalonde

During the COVID-19 pandemic, I made a promise to myself to add weight training to my exercise routine. I already had a steady schedule of cardiovascular exercises with my running. My strength game suffered. I had been pouring all of my time and energy for exercise into running.

Top 10 Leadership Biz Cafe Podcast Episodes Of 2020

Tanveer Naseer

As we work on new episodes for 2021, I wanted to take a look back and review what were the Top 10 episodes from our podcast in 2020. Although last year was a very challenging year for so many of us, it was also a pivotal year for this leadership. Click to continue reading.

New Year, Same Boat?

Next Level Blog

Over the weekend, I saw a Tweet from preventive medicine doctor, James Hamblin that read, “This concludes the first week of 2021.”. Following a week of record COVID deaths and a deadly riot in the halls of the U.S. Capitol, Hamblin succinctly summed up the way a lot of us feel.

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Teams That Work

Leading Blog

N OT every problem can be solved with a team. But when a team is called for, it is important to get it right. Teams That Work by Scott Tannenbaum and Eduardo Salas is a comprehensive look at teams and the drivers of their effectiveness—long term.

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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.