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Leading Thoughts for May 9, 2024

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. Lee Bolman and Terrence Deal on organizational politics: “Leaders need friends and allies to get things done. To sew up support, they need to build coalitions. Rationalists and romantics sometimes react with horror to this scenario.

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Bridging Cultural Differences

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Openness to learning about other cultures has become a necessary component of leadership. One way to help people respect cultural differences is to build what UNESCO calls “intercultural competence.” To accomplish this, we need an open mind, and a willingness to learn from others who do not think or live as we do.

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Breaking Free from Micromanagement Through Effective Communication

Let's Grow Leaders

Episode 256: Do you have a micromanager as a boss—what do you do to combat micromanagement? Tune in to this episode for some go-to phrases you can use to improve the relationship and keep the interactions at work positive. Host, David Dye, gives you a sneak peek at their new book, “ Powerful Phrases for Dealing with Workplace Conflict. ” If your whole team needs a copy, there’s a great deal waiting for you.

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How Navigating Stressful Situations Can Make You a Hardier Leader 

Leadership Freak

Don't miss it. We're giving away a wonderful book on Leadership Freak today. Some people become more engaged, more challenged, and more in control during difficult times. Why? Dr. Steven Stein helps people become hardier. It's a practice you can learn. Did I mention we're giving his book away, today?

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New DOL Final Overtime Rules: Quickstart Guide for Employers

There’s a new overtime salary threshold that will impact employers across the country. If you have an employee making less than $43,888 on July 1 or less than $58,656 on January 1, you’re going to have to start paying overtime. Download Paycor’s guide to learn: Which groups of employees are affected? How should you classify employees? Best ways to mitigate risk.

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Understanding The Importance of Communicating Appreciation In Today’s Workplaces

Tanveer Naseer

There’s no question that being an effective communicator is critical to succeeding at leadership. But as my guest in this episode of my “Leadership Biz Cafe” podcast points out, a leader’s ability to express the right kind of appreciation to their employees is key to driving employee growth and success.

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5 Questions Every Leader Should Consistently Ask Themselves

Lead from Within

As an executive leadership coach, I’ve had the privilege of working with leaders from various backgrounds and industries. One thing I’ve consistently observed is that exceptional leaders share a common practice – they regularly ask themselves thought-provoking questions. These questions serve as a compass, guiding them through the complexities of leadership.

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The Genius of Listening to Stories

Leadership Freak

Stories invite engagement. I'm talking about hearing another's story, not telling yours. Your greatest tool of influence is your ears. People light up when they tell their story. We're adrift without facts. We're barren without stories. This post shows you how to invite people to tell their story.

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Nike Layoffs Announcement to Affect 740 Employees by June 28

HR Digest

The Nike layoffs announcements from back in February will soon finish taking shape in June, as 740 employees from their World Headquarters in Oregon will be asked to leave. The company had announced a 2 percent reduction of the workforce, targeting a reduction of at least 1,600 employees over time. Nike’s layoffs within its workforce are part of a much larger cost-cutting strategy after their last annual report in December did not see profitable results to the degree the company had expected.

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5 Verbal Communication Mistakes You Need To Correct Asap

Lead from Within

Verbal communication is a cornerstone of our interactions, yet it’s often riddled with pitfalls that can hinder our success. As an executive leadership coach, I understand the vital role that effective communication plays in leadership and how they are riddled with mistakes. In my experience here are the five common verbal communication mistakes that leaders frequently make and, more importantly, how to correct them promptly.

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Online Education’s Role in Promoting Women in Healthcare

Women on Business

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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The 3 Most Important Moments in a One-On-One

Leadership Freak

You don't have time to waste. Every one-on-one has a beginning, middle, and end. Here's what to do at each key moment. How to establish direction. How to track progress. How to distill words to action.

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Supercommunicators: The Art of a “Learning Conversation”

QAspire

Communication is not an exchange of words but transfer of energy. The prerequisite for this is truly connecting with the other person so that a meaningful conversation can happen. I picked up Charles Duhigg’s new book “ Supercommunicators – How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection ” and read it with great interest. It is a fantastic book that offers anecdotes and tactics on establishing connection.

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These 10 Leadership Mistakes Are Leading to Employee Burnout

Lead from Within

As an executive leadership coach, I have seen firsthand the significant impact that leadership can have on employee well-being and organizational success. One pressing issue that often arises in leadership discussions is employee burnout. Burnout, characterized by emotional exhaustion, reduced performance, and cynicism, is an alarming concern for businesses today.

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Exploring Virtual Learning: A Gateway to Opportunities for Women in STEM and Business

Women on Business

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5 Ways to Improve DE&I in the Workplace

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical for an organization’s success. And companies that take bold action to help ensure an inclusive workplace will win every time. Discover how your company can create a culture that celebrates DE&I while achieving higher revenue and growth.

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My Battle with a Tractor: Tools Make the Job

Leadership Freak

I spent most of yesterday wrestling our garden tractor into submission. She almost pinned me until I called a friend for help. There’s always one nut or bolt that laughs when you try to loosen it. Joe had the impact driver I needed. Tools make the job. Skills are tools.

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Company Culture Prevents Many Men From Taking Paternity Leave

The Horizons Tracker

In many countries, even if there are laws about dads getting time off when a baby is born, the way workplaces operate and traditional views on who takes care of kids can be old-fashioned. A recent study from the John Molson School of Business looked at how guys working in French accounting firms felt about taking paternity leave. The results showed that these men wanted to spend more time with their partners and new babies.

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Is Taking Work Personally Sabotaging Your Success? Find Out Now

Lead from Within

It’s not uncommon for individuals to invest a significant part of themselves into their work. While dedication and commitment are admirable traits, there comes a point where taking work personally can have detrimental effects on one’s success. As an executive leadership coach, I’ve seen how this challenge can hinder professional growth and personal well-being.

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Online Education’s Role in Promoting Women in Healthcare

Women on Business

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No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Drama, End Entitlement and Drive Big Results

Speaker: Cy Wakeman, M.S., CSP, President, Reality-Based Leadership

Most HR leadership philosophies are grounded in two completely faulty assumptions — “change is hard” and “engagement drives results.” Those beliefs have inspired expensive attempts to keep change from being disruptive to employees. What these engagement programs actually do is create and reinforce feelings of victim-hood and leave employees unprepared to adapt to real changes that are necessary for the health and profitability of their enterprises.

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My Misconceptions About Earning Career Success And How I Eventually Got it Right

CEO Insider

Very few of us have a straight-line career trajectory. Even the most successful leaders experience setbacks, changes in interests, passions and opportunities, and a continual mix of good fortune and misfortune. All the while learning and evolving. As our careers progress, one dynamic we seem to share is a desire to have known then what […] The post My Misconceptions About Earning Career Success And How I Eventually Got it Right appeared first on CEOWORLD magazine.

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Parental Leave Can Help Immigrant Mothers Integration

The Horizons Tracker

A study from Stockholm University looked at how migrant mothers in Sweden use parental leave. Turns out, mothers who took shorter leaves were more likely to work for money or go back to school. The study shows that some mothers skip parental leave altogether, while others take longer breaks. Interestingly, mothers born in Sweden who had kids abroad and moms from Syria, Somalia, and Thailand often took a good amount of parental leave.

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6 Toxic Ways Unfit Leaders Poison Company Cultures

Lead from Within

Company culture is the heart and soul of any organization, and it plays a pivotal role in its success. A positive culture fosters productivity, employee engagement, and long-term growth. However, when leadership goes awry, it can become toxic, affecting not only the work environment but also the bottom line. As an executive leadership coach, I advise my clients on the importance of cultivating a positive and inclusive company culture.

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Exploring Virtual Learning: A Gateway to Opportunities for Women in STEM and Business

Women on Business

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Individual Development Plan Template

There’s no way around it: sometimes employees need your help. Use this free template to clarify expectations, share resources, and set a timeline. Best case scenario, this process helps them improve. Worst case, your great recordkeeping keeps you compliant even if they move on. Download the template today!

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The Performance Benefits of a Portfolio Review

Strategy Driven

The product and service portfolio is the aspect of business planning with the least certainty. Adept portfolio management is paramount for sustained growth and competitiveness, especially in today’s difficult and volatile economic environment. Fortunately for those organizations with an effective Integrated Business Planning (IBP) process, the Portfolio Review provides a mechanism to navigate the complexities of product lifecycles, market dynamics, and resource allocation to meet the organ

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We’re Happier At Work When Time Flies

The Horizons Tracker

Getting into a state of flow has taken on almost mythical status after Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s work uncovered the huge power it brings to those lucky enough to enter it. It’s perhaps no surprise, therefore, that research from Durham University shows that we’re much happier when we enter such a state. The workers looked to understand how work could be designed in a way that encourages time to fly.

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CMI Student of the Year: “I found the course incredible”

Chartered Management Institute

Article: CMI Student of the Year: “I found the course incredible” Written by Jamie Oliver Share Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to LinkedIn Share via email University project manager Ellie Pickering was a “classic” accidental manager – so she jumped at the idea to do a management apprenticeship, and later picked up a CMI Award to boot “As the team grew, I kind of floated to the top.

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Exploring Opportunities via University Online Programs

Women on Business

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.

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Picasso’s Napkin: A Leadership Lesson on Valuing Expertise

Skip Prichard

Understanding Self-Worth Many stories we encounter are filled with lessons, but they are more likely myth than reality. One such story involves Picasso in a restaurant sketching on a napkin. While it’s unlikely this event ever happened as told, the story offers a profound message about recognizing the true value of expertise and mastery. It goes something like this: In a bustling restaurant, an excited patron recognized the famous artist Picasso dining alone.

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How Rush Hour Traffic Increases Our Blood Pressure

The Horizons Tracker

Breathing in the unfiltered air from busy traffic can shoot up passengers’ blood pressure. It doesn’t just happen during the drive; the effects stick around for up to 24 hours, say researchers. For more than a hundred years, American cities have been crisscrossed by jam-packed roads. Highways and wide streets are now a big part of city life, with cars churning out pollution in nearby neighborhoods.

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“It starts with trust”: How to make your tech company more inclusive

Chartered Management Institute

Listicle: “It starts with trust”: How to make your tech company more inclusive Written by David Waller Wednesday 08 May 2024 Share Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to LinkedIn Share via email From pay disparities to unconscious biases, women still face a host of barriers when joining or progressing through emerging sectors. Here’s how you can help dismantle those hurdles… When Lauren Trevelyan CMgr FCMI moved into her first IT role, she found the prospect of the “tech geek” space incredi

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Exploring Opportunities via University Online Programs

Women on Business

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The First 90 Days: Onboarding Checklist

While onboarding, don’t let yourself get caught up in administrative details. Automate paperwork & training so new hires can focus on the business at hand from day one. Get Paycor’s checklist to see where your company can make HR process improvements.