Sat.Jun 06, 2020 - Fri.Jun 12, 2020

You’re It: The Call for Meta-Leadership

Leading Blog

A crisis demands a certain kind of leadership. But crisis leadership is not something you turn off and on. The ability to handle a crisis is something you develop long before a crisis hits, and people turn to you for guidance—before they declare, “You’re it!”.

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Learning Leadership: Why a Little “Disease” Might Do Us Some Good

RapidStart Leadership

Learning leadership is no simple matter; in fact it requires a certain kind of disease; here's what I mean and why you may want to catch it. The post Learning Leadership: Why a Little “Disease” Might Do Us Some Good appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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The Conversational “Sweet Spot” That Unlocks Team Performance

Lead Change Blog

It’s ok, you can admit it. We’ve all been there. Working in teams can be incredibly frustrating. Whether it was in school, work, or a community organization, you’ve probably had a dysfunctional team experience. It’s that team who can never seem to productively discuss challenging topics. Either they avoid the conversation completely and pretend the issue doesn’t exist, or when someone does get the courage to raise the topic, the discussion becomes heated and spirals out of control.

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How to Hold an Effective Mid-Year Review in a Pandemic

Let's Grow Leaders

We get it. It’s all a lot right now. Some days it takes every ounce of energy just to make it through. Who has time for mid-year reviews? Why not just skip them this year? After all, a great mid-year review is […].

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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.

How to Think Like a Rocket Scientist

Leading Blog

F ORMER rocket scientist turned law professor, Ozan Varol, believes that while we can’t all be rocket scientists, we can all learn to think like one. Think Like a Rocket Scientist is about creativity and critical thinking—two skills in short supply today.

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Are You Addicted To Struggle Porn?

Joseph Lalonde

We already know traditional pornography is dangerous. Watching porn changes the way our minds are wired and gives us an unhealthy view of sex. There’s even more issues with porn than I can list. Men, especially, struggle with porn. The allure of a beautiful woman.

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Simple Choices Give Direction to Your Leadership

Leadership Freak

Responding to unforeseen events is part of your day. But if all you do is bounce from one issue to the next: You’re a problem-solver. The better part of leadership is seizing opportunities.… … Continue reading → Communication Leadership Leadership Development

How to Achieve Optimal Outcomes

Leading Blog

C ONFLICT is inevitable. It is part of life. Some of it is good for us. We grow from it, it moves us forward, and it makes life more interesting. However, there is a kind of conflict the seems to reoccur no matter how hard you try to resolve it.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Just Mercy

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Just Mercy has been on my “to-watch” list for some time. It slipped by me while it was in the theater. I’m disappointed I wasn’t able to watch this challenging film on the big screen.

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Have You Been Seduced By The COVID Trap?

Lead Change Blog

As more and more team members have started working from home as a result of the lockdown, great leaders have been taking the time to check in with them and ensure that they are staying engaged and motivated. As a result, many businesses have seen their employee engagement scores increase at this time. According to Engagement Multiplier, engagement levels have risen 5% since the start of the COVID quarantine. But why is this? Have team members suddenly become more engaged?

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.

How To Lead When Your Employees Know More Than You Do

Tanveer Naseer

In today’s increasingly complex workplaces, leaders need to be experts who can make the best decisions for their team. But how do you succeed at leadership over areas where your expertise is limited?

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Leading Thoughts for June 11, 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.

209: Giving Feedback Without Hurting Psychological Safety | with Maya Hu-Chan

Engaging Leader

Psychological safety is a team member’s sense of confidence that the leader and the rest of the team will not embarrass, reject, or punish them for speaking up.

Dealing with Incivility and Promoting Respect at Work

Lead Change Blog

Do you deal with incivility in the workplace? Have you ever experienced rudeness, impatience, or harassment before? A recent study found that 84% of Americans experience some form of incivility on average about 10 times a week.

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.

Companies Doing Good in Bad Times

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton A pandemic happens to all of us. All our plans are scrapped and we have to reinvent ourselves in real time, with others depending on us for services. It is the ultimate leadership challenge.

My Black Friend Surprised Me with the Truth

Leadership Freak

I was shocked when a black friend told me she wasn’t welcomed in some stores in our town. This was years ago. I still don’t understand the realities of racism.

What Are You Attracting? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

You’ve likely heard of the Law of Attraction. In short, the basic idea is that our thoughts turn into things eventually. The idea is that we are like human magnets – always attracting something.

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The Power Of Self-Reflection

Joseph Lalonde

If you could go back in time and communicate with yourself, what would you tell your younger self? Michelle Hoverson had this idea and acted on it. Out of her idea was birthed the book Mentoring Moments With Myself: Letters To My Younger Self About Life, Faith, Love, And Leadership.

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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 Find the Best Ideas to Make Remote Work Easier

Let's Grow Leaders

Whether you’ve been leading remote teams for years, or you’ve been pushed into the deep end of remote leadership without much time to prepare, we image you’ve learned more than you could ever dream of over the last few months about leading […].

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How to Use Stress for Advantage when Making Decisions

Leadership Freak

“Somehow our devils are never quite what we expect when we meet them face to face.” ” Nelson DeMille 3 ways to use stress for advantage: #1. Schedule decisions. Stress tells you to wait.… … Continue reading → Stress Leadership Development organizational success

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When A Sprint Becomes a Marathon – Leading as the Lockdown Rolls On

Kevin Eikenberry

In the middle of March, your working world and the view from your “desk” may have changed drastically. Government officials (and perhaps your boss) decreed that the work would continue, but not in the office, and not closer than six feet apart.

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How The Best Leaders Manage Their Anxiety

Lead from Within

I can tell you from my experience as a leadership coach that many leaders suffer from anxiety. If we’re being honest, everyone experiences anxiety to some degree.

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.

Make Space and Listen

Let's Grow Leaders

So many people are hurting, frustrated, traumatized, scared, or, at the very least, uncertain. That includes your team – and they’re looking at you. In this episode, we talk about fundamental ways to make space and listen. Your team needs you. […].

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Over Worked and Stressed Out

Leadership Freak

It’s not the work that stresses you out. It’s doing it alone. 15 Sources of stress for leaders: Incompetence. You’re flaying in water that’s too deep for your current abilities. Procrastination. Lack of… Continue reading → Stress Leadership Development organizational succes

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Kevin Eikenberry

Have you ever seen a child completely filled with wonder? Do you notice how they almost glow? If you think for a minute, you can remember what those moments where like for you, too. Childlike wonder creates a moment of complete presence and joy.

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Protecting Employees from Covid-19 through Connection

Michael Lee Stallard

How can we protect people in the workplace so they don’t contract Covid-19?

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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 Build a Team of Innovators

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Chuck Swoboda : As increasing competition, new technologies and evolving customer expectations continue to disrupt nearly every industry, business leaders are turning to innovation as a way to keep their companies relevant.

Are You Calling Me Old and Fat

Leadership Freak

NEW BOOK GIVEAWAY!! 20 copies available!! Leave a comment on this guest post by Maya Hu-Chanto to become eligible for one of 20 complimentary copies of her new book, Saving Face: How to… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Communication Leading

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Tips For Managing A Digital Marketing Agency

Tanveer Naseer

Digital marketing is an industry which has become crucial for businesses of all sizes and in all industries in today’s internet-driven age; therefore, it is easy to see why so many entrepreneurial-minded individuals are starting their own marketing companies.

How To Lead In Uncertainty


In the last few months, the world has been learning devastating lessons from uncertainty. It comes at a grave cost of life, health, wealth, and psychological wellbeing. If someone tells you that there is a playbook for this level of disruption, they are sadly mistaken.

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.