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3 Startup Financing Myths You Should Avoid

Leading Blog

I F you are building a startup, you’ll find no shortage of people who are willing to give you advice, particularly when it comes to raising financing. Unfortunately, much of this advice is wrong. Well not, wrong exactly.

How to Co-Create a Better Future

Let's Grow Leaders

There’s no going back, but a better future is possible It should be clear to every leader at this point: there’s no getting back to “normal.” The pandemic has unalterably shifted the economic landscape and business operations. The racial equity movement sweeping […].

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Finding Your Own Version Of Resiliency And How To Achieve It

Lead Change Blog

With the threat and impact of COVID-19 on the world, now more than ever people are being expected to show up with resiliency and endurance. However, the standard concept of resiliency is not as inclusive as we might think.

I Want More Toxic People In My Life

Joseph Lalonde

At the beginning of every new year, you see people making declarations. I’m going to be a better person. I will move on from old hurts. Or, and I love this one, I will get the toxic people out of my life. Who are the toxic people in your life? Are they really toxic?

Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

The Infinite Game

Leading Blog

I N 1986, Professor Emeritus of history and literature of religion at New York University, James P. Carse, wrote a book entitled Finite and Infinite Games: A Vision of Life as Play and Possibility. He stated that there are two kinds of games. One could be called finite, the other infinite.

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The Learning Journey We’re On

Next Level Blog

I’ve had a lot of conversations with corporate leaders over the past couple of weeks that have all focused on variations of the same question, “What can I do to help end racism?”

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18 Quotes From Amazing Books

Joseph Lalonde

Reading is one of the easiest, quickest ways to increase your knowledge. You can get the wisdom and experience of an author distilled down into a 150-300 page book. The author pours his heart and soul into the book. He reflects back on his past experiences.

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Leading Thoughts for June 18, 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. Richard Feynman on living with uncertainty: “I can live with doubt and uncertainty and not knowing.

210: Practicing Antiracist Leadership

Engaging Leader

Today I share some reflections about what I’ve been reading, learning, thinking, and practicing over the past few weeks.

Wisdom from Sports Coaches You May Not Have Heard

Lead Change Blog

We revere sports coaches. Posters and coffee cups are festooned with their wisdom and insight. We love the legend of the locker room speech that inspired a team to victory. We love the short, pithy quote. . Successful coaches have more to say than short, pithy bits of common sense wisdom. Here are a few of my favorite longer quotes. They’re all from famous sports coaches. They’re usable by business leaders, like you. I bet at least one will be new to you. .

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9 Ways to Manage Costs and Prepare for Future Growth

SMB leaders are working day and night to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Successfully managing it requires the CFO and HR leader to make complex decisions quickly, without rushing into an uncoordinated response. Foremost among these decisions will be cost containment. The way organizations manage costs now will determine how well they perform during and after COVID-19. Download our guide and start preparing for the future today.

5 Tips For Avoiding Distractions When Writing

Tanveer Naseer

The winter was hard for most authors. Now that spring is finally here, many writers are ready to start anew. The ideas are coming and the creativity is flowing. As a writer, most are always looking for ways to simplify the workday, as well as avoiding distractions to get that.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Top Gun

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Flashback Article. Muscle-bound guys. Volleyball on the beach. Fast jets. It’s gotta be an 80’s movie. And it is! Top Gun, the classic Tom Cruze, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, and Meg Ryan movie is jam-packed with leadership lessons.

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Leaders Share About Courage: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

Welcome to the Frontline Festival. As we prepare to launch our new book, Courageous Cultures: How to Build Teams of Micro-Innovators, Problem Solvers, and Customer Advocates, we invited thought leaders to share their best writing on courage. Thanks to Joy and Tom […].

6 vital workplace skills you’ll need to succeed in the future

Career Advancement

“The day you convince yourself that you’ve mastered your craft or profession or even your relationships, is the day you cease to live.” ~ Carlos Wallace. Many employees believe that if they continue doing what’s expected of them, they’ll always have a job.

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HR Benchmark Report: How to Recruit, Coach & Develop Teams

Do you really want a team of all-stars? Instead of trying to hire all Type A high performers, research shows it’s much more effective to hire a mix of personalities. In this report, Paycor will explain why and how to go about assembling, coaching, and developing effective teams at work.

How to Deal with Buffy Blasthole

Leadership Freak

Buffy Blasthole’s motto is Express Yourself. She runs around telling everyone what she thinks regardless of harm or turbulence.

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What’s the Secret to Strong Leadership?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Alain Hunkins : Over the past two decades, I’ve worked with thousands of teams, and tens of thousands of leaders in twenty-five countries around the world. I’ve worked with every industry you can think of, as well as some industries you probably don’t know exist.

Empathy Skills – What You Can Do to Be More Empathetic

Kevin Eikenberry

While everyone wants a friend who is empathetic, some will not consider that to be a necessary work skill/habit. If that includes you, I hope you will continue reading. Here is my premise: an empathetic leader is a remarkable leader.

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How to Avoid Remote Work Disasters to Address the Coronavirus Pandemic

Lead Change Blog

The coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt our work lives. As a result, companies worldwide are shifting their employees to a virtual setup. However, there are those who have not considered the potential problems that can arise due to this change. Pete, one of my coaching clients, experienced this a few months before the pandemic hit.

3 Reasons to Invest in a Learning Culture: RECRUIT, RETAIN, ENGAGE

One of the least explored and most effective ways to drive recruiting, retention, and overall employee engagement is to establish a learning culture. If this is an area where you need help (or if you could just use a refresher) let Paycor walk you through actionable tips and insights on how you can develop the learning culture that works best for your business.

How to Deal with Toxic Complainers: Bobby Black-Hole

Leadership Freak

The Rolling Stones sang, “You can’t always get what you want.” You can’t always choose the people you work with either. But when you have a choice, avoid relationships with toxic complainers.

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Leaders: Manage Job Loss During COVID-19 With Care

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton I was asked to weigh in on several important questions about the economy and job loss during the COVID-19 pandemic for an article about unemployment that appeared at Leaders may feel that they are somewhat powerless to help when people are laid off.

Be Careful With This Word – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Do you remember the TV show “Password”? If you don’t know it, you can check it out here. In the game, two teams attempted to win by conveying mystery words to each other using only single-word clues.

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11 Video Conference Characters and How to Avoid Them

RapidStart Leadership

You've seen these video conference characters before; here's why they look so strange, and how to avoid their mistakes so that you look like a leader on screen. The post 11 Video Conference Characters and How to Avoid Them appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.

The Leadership Law that Rules Them All

Leadership Freak

NEW BOOK GIVEAWAY!! 20 copies available!! Leave a comment on this guest post by Brad Chase to become eligible for one of 20 complimentary copies of his new book, Strategy First: How Businesses… Continue reading → Leading

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8 Steps to Combat Video Conference Fatigue


As many of us are spending our days in virtual meetings, we’re realizing the energy drain from staring directly at our colleagues in two dimensions from just a few feet away.

Leading Virtual Meetings – a LinkedIn Learning Course

Kevin Eikenberry

Few people have ever found meetings to be one of the best parts of their day or job. And virtual meetings? Even before they became the only way we could meet, they tended to have even lower satisfaction scores and effectiveness. Can this be turned around?

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How to Prepare Your People for the New Normal

Lead from Within

As a coach working with CEOs and other leaders, I help my clients learn to be ready for what the future is likely to bring—and for the possibilities that they can’t see coming.

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How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

How to Maximize the Power of Relationship Leadership

Leadership Freak

Relationships have the power to expand or shrink the way you think about yourself. In fact, we tend to take on the qualities – for better or worse – of the people closest… Continue reading → Personal Growth Leadership Development leadership success

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Investment Report: India’s Crowning Investment Heartland is Rajasthan

CEO Insider

This tiger cub is indeed roaring to GO! INDIA has been ranked amongst the top 5 countries in the world to invest in the business in the year 2020 by the CEOWORLD magazine.

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Interview: Organizational Communication in a Time of Disruption

Change Starts Here

In this episode of the Influence Change at Work™ Show, Caroline Kealey, Principal and Founder of Results Map®, shares the important principles to keep in mind when communicating during a time of disruption.

How to Manage Those Who Are Struggling to Perform Remotely

Lead from Within

Working remotely is not easy, especially for people who are relatively new to it. Distractions and diversions, intrusions and interruptions can make it hard for people to excel. You may find that even an employee who is strong performer at the office is having a difficult time working from home.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.