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Choosing Courage

Leading Blog

W ITHOUT A DOUBT, courage matters—and we need more of it. Courage to see the right thing done. Courage to present a new idea. Courage to innovate and grow. Courageous acts can be risky—career-wise, socially, and sometimes physically. But if it weren’t risky, it wouldn’t be courageous.

It’s Not The Words, It’s What You Do

Lead Change Blog

You know the old saying, “Actions Speak Louder Than Words!” It really is what you do…not just your words! We are constantly told that showing employees that they are valued and appreciated makes all the difference in retaining talent, but what is most often misunderstood is the HOW.


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Learning Ethical Leadership: Talent Development Implications

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Ethical leadership isn't something we can ever say we've fully accomplished. It's not about arriving at any particular place, or about achieving a certain level of knowledge.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Space Jam: A New Legacy

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. This past weekend, the sequel to the 1996 live-action and animated mixed movie Space Jam was released to theaters and streaming on HBO Max. Instead of Michael Jordan, the main stars were LeBron James and Cedric Joe as his son, Dominic James.

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.

Leading Thoughts for July 22, 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.

Beat Yesterday

Lead Change Blog

During what I call my “corporate period” I ran service and distribution centers for the North American part of a multinational. Every week, I tried to get out of my office and “carry the kit” for one of our salespeople. Chuck was my favorite. Chuck wasn’t just a great salesperson. He thought about his work and how he could do better. Chuck showed me the first “Beat Yesterday” book I ever saw. Chuck kept track of the things he wanted to improve.

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Writing A Book Has Taught Me…

Joseph Lalonde

Writing a book is a lot harder than it seems. I know this because I’ve been writing and editing my new book, Reel Leadership, for the past couple of months. It has been toil, sweat, and tears going through the process. Today is the day I launch the pre-sale campaign on Indiegogo.

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Change on the Run: Surviving Workplace Uncertainty

Leading Blog

I F THE ADAGE “the only constant is change” described our pre-pandemic lives, “the only thing you can rely on is uncertainty” expresses our current realities. Changes have never been at a higher rate or faster pace than they are right now.

How to Answer the Voice in Your Head that Creates Things You Dread

Leadership Freak

Stress is self-inflicted. You might like to blame high prices or bad bosses, but stress is creating all our own crosses.

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The 12 Inch Rule of Leadership with Dr. Kaliym Islam

Let's Grow Leaders

The 12 Inch Rule of Leadership: Confidence, Humility, Influence, and Career Success. In this wisdom-packed interview, former Wallstreet executive Dr. Kaliym Islam shares the many leadership moments that transformed his career.

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.

What To Do When You Are Tired

Joseph Lalonde

Twenty-twenty was a trying year for many of us. Many people lost their jobs. Others, like me, lost family members. And others are still trying to figure out their lives. Not only did 2020 try us, 2020 tired us.


Do You Notice What is Changing? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

There’s a popular fable about a frog in a pot of water. The premise is that if a frog is put suddenly into boiling water, it will jump out, but if the frog is put in tepid water which is then brought to a boil slowly, it won’t perceive the danger and will cook to […].

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3 Questions that Resolve Stress Quickly

Leadership Freak

The worst question: For some reason, when I ask, “What’s the worst that could happen?” stress loses some of its bite. You’re stressed about traffic, for example. What’s the worst that could… Continue reading → Leading Stress stress relieving activities stress tips

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6 of the Most In-Demand Skills for the Future Workplace

Career Advancement

“Change equals self-improvement. Push yourself to places you haven’t been before.” – Pat Summitt. The future workplace will require its leaders to have a particular skillset that allows them to be adaptable and effective within a climate of change.

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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.

8 Tips for Leadership When Communicating During Tough Times


We've made a lot of headway leading through tough times brought on by the pandemic. And hidden in tough times, as many of leaders have come to see, is a defining moment to create real, meaningful connections to maintain – if not drive – productivity and minimize the disruptions that come with change.

Big Little Breakthroughs

Kevin Eikenberry

When we think about innovation, we often think of the big home-run idea – the kind books are written about and dreams are made of. We get starry-eyed at the prospect – and then discouraged that we aren’t creative enough and could never be that innovative.

Stress: How to get Screaming Monkeys off your Back

Leadership Freak

Stress has good intentions. It tells you to stay alert, prepare, avoid, or fight. But stress throws a fit when you ignore it. Stress doesn’t care what you do as long as you… Continue reading → Leading Stress stress relieving activities stress tips

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9 Things Your Business Needs for Protection

Strategy Driven

Running a business in 2021 is not an easy task. Apart from the everyday functions of successful operation, there are numerous satellite issues that every business needs. The many facets of business operation revolved around protection.

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!

Why Your Company’s Culture Should Go Far Beyond a Mission Statement

CEO Insider

During my company’s first six years, my only exposure to culture was a boring session on the subject at a minor conference. To me, culture seemed like so much marketing fluff. I didn’t see the point—my people and I were all grown adults, after all. I thought we were mature enough to self-manage.

A Common Way to Create Confusion

Kevin Eikenberry

The world is a complex place, with plenty of chances for confusion in thought, communication, and decision-making. As leaders, we have a responsibility for clear thinking, clear communication, and effective decision-making.

How to Navigate the Gap Between Responsibility and Ability

Leadership Freak

The gap between responsibility and ability is where stress lives. Your boss assigns a task that stretches your skillset or overstuffs your schedule – stress!

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What Size Business Needs an Answering Service

Strategy Driven

Conventional wisdom states you must have a medium to large size business in order to justify having an answering service. This truism arises primarily from the dated idea that those who answer the phone late are employees or are contracted to the company.

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 Deliver What Your Organization Needs Most From You

Eric Jacobson

Accomplished leadership and executive coaches Bill Berman and George Bradt have discovered over the past 30 years that: People lose their ability to influence others and impact the organizations they work at because they are not focused on the most essential, mission-critical business and cultural priorities of the organization.

Leadership Caffeine™— Success Demands Unity of Purpose

Management Excellence

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A Realistic Approach to Stress Management that doesn’t cause more Stress

Leadership Freak

I hate the expression, ‘stress management’ I get stressed when people tell me to relax. Thick books about managing stress make my belly hurt. The individuality of stress aggravates me. Stressors that bother… Continue reading → Leading Stress stress relieving activities stress tips

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Financial Tips For Businesses In 2021

Strategy Driven

As a business owner, it is always important to be intelligent with your finances in order to maximize your bottom line. For many, 2021 is when financial intelligence and careful management are critical with many companies struggling due to COVID-19.

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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!

Have C-Suite Openings? Try These 5 Steps to Hire the Perfect Fit

CEO Insider

Talented executives are hunting for new opportunities to share their skills and are willing to shift to new companies. But not every applicant who responds to your recruitment strategies will be your company’s perfect match.

4 Strategic Planning Traps and How to Avoid Them

The Practical Leader

I recently had a call with a CEO about facilitating a strategic planning retreat this fall with 15 of their top leaders. That will be a refreshing change — we’re all fully vaccinated and ready to get together in person again. The CEO sent me their draft agenda for the session.

Your Return-to-Office Strategy Is an Opportunity to Build Trust With Employees

Leading with Trust

Enjoy this article that was recently published in Ignite! , the newsletter of The Ken Blanchard Companies. I was interviewed about the opportunity to build trust as organizations develop plans to return workers to the office.

6 Steps to Scale Your Small Business

Strategy Driven

Scaling should be a primary objective for all business owners. Scaling up your business will improve efficiency, boost productivity, and increase your bottom line. Scaling your business might seem like a difficult or impossible task, especially in today’s economy.

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.