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How the Best in the World Reverse Engineer Success

Leading Blog

R EVERSE ENGINEERING is systematically taking things apart to discover how and why they work.

How Values Change Everything

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton of values as a critical element in enabling and focusing individual and collective success. Values shape your life, leadership, career and relationships.


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The Power Of Regular One On One Meetings

Joseph Lalonde

I’ve shared how I think meetings need to die. Most meetings offer nothing to the attendees and very little to the one who called the meeting. It eats into valuable time. There is a meeting that is very powerful. That meeting? The one-on-one meeting.

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How to Deal with Team Conflict

Let's Grow Leaders

Handling team conflict well distinguishes outstanding leaders. You’ve got a clear focus on what matters most, your team seems to work well together, but then you get that call: “I need to talk to you about…” It’s conflict, a disagreement, or a clash of personalities.

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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.

Leading Thoughts for July 15, 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. Journalist George Leonard on mastery: “How long will it take me to master Aikido?” a prospective student asks. How long do you expect to live?”

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The Hesitant Leader

Lead Change Blog

You know the saying…”He who hesitates is lost!” Right? Well, it depends! When I was a young banker with a few bucks in my account, I was looking for the next hot investment. It was the 80s and people were buying businesses left and right, and I wanted in on the action. My first deal was awesome. A friend mentioned that company XYZ was ripe for a takeover, targeted to be snatched up any day. So I wrote a check and, sure enough, I doubled my investment in a week.

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To Cope with Labor Shortage, Raise Emotional Compensation

Michael Lee Stallard

The current labor shortage and employee retention are concerning issues for organizations. Many leaders are scrambling to attract and retain the workers they need.

Make It, Don't Fake It

Leading Blog

F AKE IT ‘TIL YOU MAKE IT is a common refrain in our culture. But it has been wrongfully used to justify all kinds of poor behavior and outright lies, as Sabrina Horn correctly points out in Make It, Don’t Fake It.

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The Hidden Benefits of Post Traumatic Growth

Lead Change Blog

No one disputes that the past 18 months have been some of the toughest that the world have ever experienced and for business leaders, their teams have been through a massive trauma. The world has changed and life will never be the same again. So, as we start returning to work, as the COVID restrictions ease across the world, leaders need to consider the impact the pandemic has had on their team and act accordingly.

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How Executives Should Be Thinking About the Return to the Office

Next Level Blog

If there’s one topic that’s a common denominator in many of the conversations I’ve had with senior executives over the past few months, it’s how to handle the issue of employees returning to the office.

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 Problem With Sandwich Feedback Video (and what to do instead)

Let's Grow Leaders

The sandwich method of giving feedback has long been taught as a coaching and feedback technique. What is the Sandwich Feedback Technique? You start by telling them something great about their performance. Then you give them the constructive feedback you really want them to hear.

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The Risks Of Playing Things Too Safe

Joseph Lalonde

When people think of risk, they think of things being unsafe. The lack of safety leads to injury or trouble. Yeah, there are those kinds of risk. But there’s an even bigger risk. The risk of playing things too safe… Isn’t safety the opposite of risk? Yes and no.

Move From A Good Leader To A Great Leader

Lead Change Blog

What does it take to find the sweet spot in leadership? 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.

Do You Have Friends at Work? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Do you have friends at work? According to a survey at Olivet Nazarene University, 82% said they do and in fact, on average they had 5 friends at work. 29% would even describe one as a best friend. So, it’s likely that your answer to the question I posed above was yes. And when I […].

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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.

How to Choose Who You Promote into Leadership

Let's Grow Leaders

Who you promote into leadership sends a clear message of what matters most in your culture and business. Promote leaders aligned with your culture and you build momentum. Get this wrong and you’ll undo all the good you’ve done.

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How to be Inexperienced Like a Pro – In a Turbulent World Everyone is a Novice

Leadership Freak

Inexperience is a state of opposites. In some, inexperience is caution, doubt, and paralysis. In others, inexperience is naïve boldness. The disadvantage of inexperience is also its advantage – ignorance. Inexperience: #1. Inexperience… Continue reading → Leading humility inexperience

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Case Study—Implementing Change

Lead Change Blog

Did you know? Countless organizational changes are currently underway all over the world. Despite good intentions, many of these efforts will fail. Various studies have found that 60-to-70 percent of change initiatives don’t achieve the desired results. To increase your success, start by getting specific answers to these questions: Why is the change needed? What’s the goal? Who needs to change? What specific changes are required? Is the target group able and willing to change?

Nurturing Valuable Working Relationships

Kevin Eikenberry

Business and organizational life is a human activity. To think that we can succeed alone without connections to and working relationships with others is folly. Personal productivity and technical expertise are not enough.

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!

Catching The Eye Of Our Customers In A Social-Media Led World

Strategy Driven

As the effective ability of social media to provide marketing to our pockets has taken on its strongest form, consumers have become increasingly adept at phasing this out and instead only searching for the content they want to see.

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Purpose Simplified – Who Do You Want to be When You Grow Old

Leadership Freak

Living without purpose is easy; just run around doing stuff as fast as you can. Turbulence, opportunity, and too much to do are the perfect environment for doing machines. But human beings require… Continue reading → Leading

Leadership Caffeine™—Is There a Leadership Reset Button?

Management Excellence

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A Yogi’s Take on Stress and Burnout

CEO Insider

With the normal pressures of work compounded by the pandemic, stress and burnout are proliferating in the business world. Even before Covid-19, stress and burnout were ravaging the health of Americans.

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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!

Six Ways to Give Your Career a Boost

Strategy Driven

It’s never too early or too late to start thinking about ways to improve your professional skill set and give your career a boost.

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Confidence: Proof You Can Face Any Challenge

Leadership Freak

I haven’t had a warm shower in more than seven months. If you’re counting, it’s 226 days, but whose counting. The water I use is 54 degrees Fahrenheit, 12.2 degrees Celsius. Yes, I… Continue reading → Personal Growth Strengths Taking others higher toughness


Your Round-Up of The Grossman Group’s Top 10 Blogs on Leadership & Communication in Q2 2021


If you are like me, summer often serves as a good time to slow down a little and catch up on some reading. If you find yourself with a few extra minutes, take a look here at some of the most-read content on my blog the last few months. There’s a great variety of posts with quick tips and strategies to help you lead and communicate in engaging ways.

Is It Wise to Have Friends at Work?

Kevin Eikenberry

Friends at work. Is that a good idea? What about as a leader? In working with groups of leaders for thirty years, I know this question will always create a variety of opinions, some pretty strongly held on both sides of the fence. Let’s unpack the question and give you some clearer direction.

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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!

Top Ways to Give Your Business an Epic Boost

Strategy Driven

Are you looking for ways to give your business an epic boost, but you aren’t sure what the best way is? You’ve got a few ideas in mind and want to know which one will work best. If that sounds like you, then this blog post might be just what you need!

Curiosity – Remarkable Practices, Unexpected Benefits

Leadership Freak

Where would we be without curiosity? Curiosity is: Enthusiastic “not knowing”. Willingness to be wrong. Drive to make sense of things. Delight in surprises. Dissatisfaction with the status quo. Curiosity and success: When… Continue reading → Leading

Corporate Team Building Podcast

Mike Cardus

I had a great time talking about team building , organization development , experiential education , and facilitation with Phil Brown of High 5 Adventure. Questions Presented In This Episode. How did you get your start in Experiential Education?

Words of Wisdom for Aspiring Writers from John David Mann

Skip Prichard

The Power of Fiction. If you are even a casual reader of this site, you know that I am passionate about reading and books. Though we usually feature non-fiction on this site, I am often found lost in a book of fiction and most often thrillers.

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.