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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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?

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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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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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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!

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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Leading in Times of Stress

Kevin Eikenberry

Have you ever had to lead when things were stressful? Have you ever felt stressed, yet still needed to lead effectively? If you have led for any length of time, and certainly if you led during 2020, you have experienced this!

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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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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 […].

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

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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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!

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.

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.

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. .

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.

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.

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.

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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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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.

Embrace the Suck

Leading Blog

R ESILIENCE is what carries us through life to reach our goals. Pain will always be with us, but if we can learn to lean into it and get comfortable with being uncomfortable, we can live a more fulfilling life.

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.

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?

Unethical Leadership: Beliefs of Convenience

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton. Sometimes leaders believe things that aren't true because they haven't taken time to investigate the truth. In other cases, they may have trusted someone who has misled them.

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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.

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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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.

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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Leading Thoughts for January 28, 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.

3 Simple Strategies for Spectacular Leadership

Lead Change Blog

We need the right balance between authority vs. autonomy, consensus vs. direct decision-making, and friendly vs. firm. Whether you’re new to management or a veteran leader, this webinar will give you the tools you need to lead spectacularly.

The State of Leadership in 2021

Kevin Eikenberry

As a new year begins, especially one following a year so unpredictable and unprecedented, it makes sense to think about what successful leadership in 2021 will look like.

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 Leadership Books To Read In February 2021

Joseph Lalonde

It’s the end of the month and that means it is time for another round of book recommendations for leaders. This list contains 5 books that are old, new, and even unknown.

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Change Your Habits

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from S. Chris Edmonds Every leader can improve their team’s performance and the team’s values-alignment by changing what they pay attention to. Most people pay attention to what’s right in front of them. We track performance data, customer satisfaction, and the like.

5 Tragic Communication Mistakes That Sabotage Teamwork

Let's Grow Leaders

Innocent communication mistakes can leave a lasting impact on your team. Avoid these common communication mistakes that sabotage teamwork and degrade trust. Have you ever heard yourself muttering these words, only to realize later it was an innocent communication mistake? “Oh, she […].

Leading Thoughts for January 7, 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. Geoff Colvin on self-knowledge: “The best performers observe themselves closely.

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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.