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The Seven Tests of A CEO

Leading Blog

W HAT are the critical challenges that can make or break a leader? In The CEO Test by the always insightful Adam Bryant and by the former Amgen president and CEO Kevin Sharer, they present seven tests that really all leaders face in one form or another.

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Leading Through Recovery: How Leadership Practices Help Me Stay Sober

Lead Change Blog

Addiction has many faces. Some are recognizable and others may be hidden in plain sight. Business icons, medical professionals, lawyers, clergy members, and leaders at every level have been affected by substance abuse and addiction… including me.


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10 Trends Shaping the Future of Ethical Leadership

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton We need to get leadership right because so much depends on it. Many global factors are driving changes in ethical leadership expectations, and in high-stakes times, how we handle ethical leadership development can make or break our success.

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4 Simple Ways to Gain More Credibility at Work

Let's Grow Leaders

To Gain More Credibility at Work, Think Others First I’m often asked to speak about ways to show up with more confidence and to build credibility at work. There are still a stupid number of places that this is way harder than […].

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.

Nine Key Strategies for Going Beyond Great

Leading Blog

T O THRIVE in a new, more tumultuous era of social tension, economic nationalism, and technological revolution, you need to go beyond great. Great is no longer good enough.

The 5 Most Important and Critical Skills for Jobs of the Future

Career Advancement

“Personal development is the belief that you are worth the effort, time and energy needed to develop yourself.” – Denis Waitley. According to the World Economic Forum, five years from now, over one-third of the skills that are important on the job today will have become irrelevant.

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Racism! Sexism! Poverty! Climate Crisis! And-Thinking Can Help

Lead Change Blog

Every day there is a new headline or social media post showing just how far apart we’ve all become. Issues that once sparked civil debate—including poverty, racism, sexism, politics, and climate change—now provoke grandstanding and shouting matches.

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Leading Thoughts for March 11, 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. Mike Hayes on delegating and an insight as to why we lead: “We don’t need to assert the greatest amount of authority that we’re entitled to.

Why Now Is The Time For Leaders To Make Purpose-Led Work Their Top Priority

Tanveer Naseer

These days there’s a lot of discussion around what work will look like in a post-pandemic world. Most of that conversation tends to focus on whether employees will return to the office, continue to work remotely, or opt for a hybrid mix of the two. But in this latest installment.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Thor

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Thor is the 4th movie released in the Marvel Cinematic Universe movie series. It stars Chris Hemsworth as the might Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, and Tom Hiddleston as the mischievous Loki. I was dreading rewatching this movie.

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!

A Checklist for Your Post-Pandemic Reentry into the World

Next Level Blog

It was one year ago this week that COVID brought things to a screeching halt in the United States. Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson announced they were sick with COVID and quarantined in Australia. The NBA and other professional and collegiate sports leagues were suspended.

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What LEGACY are you leaving?

Lead Change Blog

When working with clients, one of the first questions I generally ask is the legacy they wish to leave? It is a powerful question and one which few clients have considered. People often get to an answer with several prompts but are also often dumbfounded when asking the question. Even for relatively-mature business people or organisational leads, it is not something they consider. Which I find strange, or is pursuing money endlessly a purpose in itself?

One-on-one Meeting Template: FREE Tool for Better Conversations

Let's Grow Leaders

Use This One-on-One Meeting Template to Create a Better Cadence Are your one-on-one meetings getting stale? Are you looking for more ways to support and challenge your team? In our leadership training programs, we encourage managers to consider their one-on-one meetings as […].

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What Sid Meier’s Civilization Game Taught Me About Business

N2Growth Blog

Since childhood, I have played video games, and one of my all-time favorites is Sid Meier’s Civilization. The turn-based strategy game appeared in the early ’90s, and the game has evolved significantly since its debut, each version has new challenges for players to solve.

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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!


Joseph Lalonde

It amazes me how leaders can make the simple complicated and the complicated impossible to understand. We see this happen in books, business meetings, and instruction manuals. You can fall into the trap where you believe you have to drone on and on and on about a topic. We’ve been told blog posts should be […]. Leadership

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Connect Your Remote Team Through Personal Knowledge

Michael Lee Stallard

Remember doing “Show and Tell” or presenting to your classmates as the “Student of the Week” when you were in elementary school? As it turns out, our teachers were on to something.

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How Do I Show Up With More Confidence?

Let's Grow Leaders

Karin Hurt and Hilary Blair talk about confidence, executive presence, and “owning the awkward.” ” What do you do if you’re not feeling all that confident? What happens when imposter syndrome rears its ugly head? When is style-shifting a good thing, and is […].

What Should You Pay Attention to During This Pandemic?

Lead Change Blog

Are you confused about what you should pay attention to during these difficult times? What you’re concentrating on can make a big difference in your business, career, and health. Many people are extremely excited by the possibility of reliable vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna. This fantastic news has deservedly boosted the stock market, and lots of companies are shifting to retract planned staff and budget cuts.

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!

Contentment: How to Practice Optimistic Discontent

Leadership Freak

Wrong-headed leaders fear happiness. For them discontentment is a virtue. Dissatisfaction – by itself – creates misery. The World is Not Enough,” the James Bond spy thriller, expresses the sentiment of discontent leaders.… … Continue reading → Leading

The Real Reason Why You're Failing.

Rich Gee Group

The real reason you haven't gotten to the level you want to be at is that you're: Lazy, Scared, Unfocused, or Undisciplined That's okay. Everyone else is too. People who can defeat that part of themselves are the ones who rise to the top.


When Happiness = Disrupting! #DisrupTV!

Mills Scofield

#DisrupTV Episode 224!!!! Ray Wang, Constellation Research & Vala Afshar , Salesforce.

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Boundaries gone amuck

Lead Change Blog

Personal boundaries are good—no, great—to have, provided we let them assist and guide our growth, not stifle it. Maggie and Zeke lived at opposite ends of openness to risk. When exposed to anything new, Maggie’s first thought was either I can’t do it or I don’t like it. She never ventured beyond the boundaries of her small but safe comfort zone. She frequently felt frustrated and alone.

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.

4 Unexpected Sources of Strength Available to Tired Leaders

Leadership Freak

Opportunities are squandered on the weak. Fatigue magnifies problems. Energy without strength is a fly in a hurricane. Weakness and fatigue make solutions irrelevant and achievement impossible. Strength shrinks obstacles. Fatigue makes every… Continue reading → energy Leading Strengths weaknesses drain energy finding strength leverage strengths weakness

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How to Partner with Your HR, OD, and L&D Teams – with Jessica Schwaller

Let's Grow Leaders

Your human resource, organizational development, and learning professionals can be wonderful strategic partners and collaborate with you to achieve amazing results – but it takes trust and a solid relationship to get there. In this episode, Jessica Schwaller shares some secrets and […].

The Best Leaders Give Their Time to Others

Lead from Within

For most of us, the most precious commodity we have is time. It’s often hard to find enough hours in the day for everything we need to do, let alone the things we want to do.

A Daily Way to Become a Better Remote Leader

Kevin Eikenberry

We’ve been helping individuals and organizations with remote leadership for many years. Not surprisingly, in the last year, the desire to improve remote leadership has been greater than ever. The desire and interest are there.

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.

3 Leadership Lessons from Reality TV

Leadership Freak

I know reality TV is more about TV than reality, but sometimes I cry when I watch American Idol. It’s a show where undiscovered singers audition in front of celebrities from the music… Continue reading → Feedback Humility Marks of leaders aspiration corrective feedback humility

Leading Women: Secrets to Leadership, Business and Life

Skip Prichard

March 8th is International Women’s Day. I decided to repost this interview because of the many insights Nancy D. O’Reilley, PsyD shared with me a few years ago. Secrets to Leadership, Business and Life. Do women face a unique relationship with power?

Weekly Round-Up: 3 Ways to Enhance Decision-Making, Empowering Female Leaders, Resolving Disagreements, Required Reading for Leaders, 3 CEOs Discuss the Future of Work


Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts. This Week's Round-Up of Leadership and Communication Blogs: The 3 Kinds of Intuition You Need to Make Tough Decisions By Mark C.

Don’t Forget Your Phone – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

When I was growing up, most households only had one phone and it was usually in the kitchen. And teens spent alllll the time on that phone. Today’s teens also spend a lot of time on the phone, as do most of us. These tiny devices consume so much of our time and attention, although […].

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Paycor CFO Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

In Paycor’s latest survey, more than 2,000 Finance and HR leaders told us about their plans for 2021. Download the survey for actionable insights and tips.