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The Fear of Looking Stupid

Leading Blog

N O ONE likes to look stupid. And it keeps us from trying new things or exploring those crazy ideas and dreams that we have been carrying around. The trick, of course, is getting to the place where you don’t care what other people think of you. And that’s easier said than done.

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Lead With A Positive Attitude

Joseph Lalonde

When you think of yourself, do you think of yourself as a positive leader? Or do you relate more to Eeyore from Winnie The Pooh? Eeyore is a lovable but pessimistic and gloomy friend of Winnie The Pooh. Nothing seems to go right for him. He’s always seeing the downside of life.


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Four Skills That Revolutionize Team Communication

Lead Change Blog

In my last two articles, I’ve explored the concept of a team’s Conversational Capacity ®. Conversational capacity is the ability to have open, balanced, non-defensive dialogue about tough subjects and in challenging circumstances. Teams that have a high conversational capacity know how to stay in the “ sweet spot.” The sweet spot is where candor and curiosity are in balance. Dialogue flows freely, people share their input willingly and listen to the feedback of others without judgment.

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What Employees are Yearning For in Remote One-on-Ones

Let's Grow Leaders


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.

Full-Spectrum Thinking

Leading Blog

F ULL-SPECTRUM THINKING is not common, and never has it been. And as the world becomes more complex, confused, and scrambled, it has never been more critical.

How To Lead Upward

Joseph Lalonde

If you’re leading in an organization, there’s a good chance you’re not the top dog. Even then, you still have someone to answer to. This is why every leader needs to know how to lead upward. Leading upward is all about helping your boss or leader become better.

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Human Leadership is the Leadership We Need

Leading in Context

As we struggle with compounding challenges around the world, people are more and more frequently seeking information about human or humane leadership. Why is the topic so timely?

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Leading Thoughts for August 13, 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. Tom Rath on self-absorption: “Life is not about you. It’s about what you do for others.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom

Joseph Lalonde

The second film in the Indiana Jones series is actually a prequel. That’s right! Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom takes place before Indiana Jones And The Raiders Of The Lost Ark. Did you know that? I didn’t until I began researching the film to write this article.

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Leadership: Finding Your Sweet Spot

Lead Change Blog

Some leaders operate at the extremes—doing too much, then too little. They centralize, then they decentralize, only to centralize again. Some leaders delegate, but then swoop back in and grab control. What does it take to find the sweet spot in leadership?

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.

The Critical Importance Of Self Awareness To Success

Tanveer Naseer

From Patrick Lencioni’s foreword of the Emotional Intelligence 2.0: “Not education. Not experience. Not Knowledge or intellectual horsepower. None of these serve as an adequate predictor as to why one person succeeds, and another doesn’t.

Does Any Law Firm Have a Healthy Work Culture?

Michael Lee Stallard

Earlier this year, health law attorney Jay McEniry wrote in the American Bar Association’s The Health Lawyer about the need for greater human connection in the practice of law. He cited an article I wrote for SmartBrief.

3 Ways to Keep Going When the Going Gets Tough

RapidStart Leadership

How do you keep going when it is hard to keep going? These three ideas can help you finish whatever marathon you happen to be running. The post 3 Ways to Keep Going When the Going Gets Tough appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Why change leaders need a coach

Lead Change Blog

We live in a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world. Throw in the massive disruption caused by the current pandemic, and change aplenty abounds! So, responding in an agile and flexible fashion to that world requires clarity, more than ever before, is vital. However, how do you get better at that in the face of increasing complexity? Because it is how good you are going to be, that matters. How good can you be? What stands in your way of becoming the best you can be?

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.

Comparative Self-Reflection: Stop Giving Yourself a Smoke Enema

Leadership Freak

In the late 1700’s tobacco smoke enemas were used to revive drowning victims, alleviate headaches, stop stomach cramps, even cure typhoid. The medical community built an enema kit for blowing smoke up you-know-where.… … Continue reading → Leading


Try This Powerful, Simple Technique to Improve Your Leadership

Let's Grow Leaders

One of the best ways to improve your leadership is to reflect on how it feels to be led. I’ve had some amazing bosses over the years who taught me a great deal through their words. But mostly by their actions. I’m […].

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The Call of “Not Knowing”– How Uncertainty is Still the Test of Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Randall P. White : American leaders are rising to the occasion. You just have to look a little deeper. There have been great examples of leadership in our multiple crises of the moment. Mayors, governors, even some sheriffs and police officers, are showing how it’s done.

In praise of good trouble

Lead Change Blog

“Unbelievable how fast a year goes by! I just got the email that it’s time to fill out the 360 evaluation on the boss. Are we sticking with our usual ‘ he’s great’ storyline again this year?”. Well of course, we are. Why tell the truth and rock the boat? I don’t want to look for another job in this economy.”. This small work team had given their boss Joe good marks on his 360-evaluation for the last two years, even though those positives weren’t warranted.

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!

Show Me Your Friends and I’ll Show You Your Future

Leadership Freak

John Donne wrote, “No man is an island…” Don’t treat yourself like an island during self-reflection. Our world expands when we understand ourselves in connection, not isolation. Self-reflection reeks of conceit when its… Continue reading → Leading


How to Encourage Your Team to Make Decisions

Kevin Eikenberry

In a world of constant change where the status quo is a myth, making decisions are part of the lifeblood of any successful organization. Leaders who try to make all those decisions will be pressed, stressed, and likely behind.

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Get The Best Out Of Your Team With These Simple Steps

Tanveer Naseer

Being a manager doesn’t just mean doing your job to the best of your ability. It’s about leading a team to make sure its members are doing their jobs to the best of their ability as well. Whilst motivating yourself might come easily, it can be more difficult to motivate. 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!

Self-Reflection: The Secret to 23% Improvement in 10 Days

Leadership Freak

Vampires grease back their hair because they have no reflection. Life sucks and you’re a mess if you never look in the mirror. Socrates was right, “The unexamined life is not worth living.”…

The Danger of Being a Know-it-All – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

If you’re like me, you went to school for a long time. And 13 or more years will teach you that knowledge is what “wins” the game of school. So if knowledge is a good thing (and it is!), where’s the danger? Tweet it out: Make your goal to know more, not to know it […].

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Your Leadership Promise – Interview with Jason Hewlett

Let's Grow Leaders

What is it you give to your team and customers that’s uniquely you? In this episode, master showman Jason Hewlett shares what it means to keep the promise to your team, but more importantly, to yourself. That promise might not be […].

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What is Good Advice for a New Leader

Lead from Within

Taking the first steps into any profession is an exciting transition, and that’s certainly true when you’re starting out in leadership. You’ve worked hard to advance in your career, and in turn you’ve been rewarded with a leadership position. But in a sense, that’s where you stop.

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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!

How Self-Reflection Might Limit Potential

Leadership Freak

Self-reflection done poorly distorts reality and limits potential. Real self-reflection exceeds navel gazing like rib eye steak exceeds veggie burgers. I’ve had the plant-based Impossible Burger at Burger King.

Two Ways to Build Your Leadership Confidence

Kevin Eikenberry

This year is like a sea of uncharted waters. We are all dealing with things we never dreamed we would ever face. And so, leaders at all levels are facing a crisis no one’s talking about – a crisis of leadership confidence.

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Why Leaders Mess Up When Communicating Change

Change Starts Here


How to Tell Who Will Be A Good Leader

Lead from Within

A question I hear often—from colleagues, board members, HR directors, recruiters, and people at workshops and conferences—is how you can tell whether someone will be a good or a poor leader. What are the signs, qualities, traits that predict excellent leadership?

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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.