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Responsive Leadership: Needed Now More Than Ever

Leading Blog

T HE leadership question is top of mind for many people here in the United States and throughout the world.

Are You Falling for the Myth of "Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail"?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Dr. Gleb Tsipursky: You probably heard the advice for entrepreneurs that “failing to plan is planning to fail.” That phrase is a misleading myth at best and actively dangerous at worst.

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The Key to Change is a People Focus

Lead Change Blog

“Nothing endures but change.” ” — Heraclitus. All apex leaders create the climate and the culture for their team or teams by how they lead and how they relate to people, especially during change processes. Great leaders also understand that happy, healthy, contented, and empowered staff are much more productive and effective, they facilitate more fulfilling workplaces, and that delivers better outcomes for both themselves and their customers. The Power of Human Interaction.

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How to be a better leader

Mike Cardus

Leadership Coaching with Mike Cardus. Leadership coaching helps you be a better leader. Why does it matter? You need access to resources to advance goals and performance standards.

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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.

Answering Questions About Powerful New Approaches to Leadership and Coaching Development

The Practical Leader

Last week, I delivered a 45-minute webinar on Powerful New Approaches to Leadership and Coaching Development. This webinar condensed the key research and approaches from The Extraordinary Leader and The Extraordinary Coach workshops. An 11-minute Q & A session followed the webinar presentation.

How to Transition Into a New Team With Confidence and Grace

Let's Grow Leaders

Laura had a strong track record of success in her previous role and had earned the respect of her peers. But now, just a few weeks after her transition into a new team, she called us in exasperation. “My manager said he selected […].

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Leadership Means Facing Challenges Head-on

N2Growth Blog

Many would say if you’re in the leadership business, you’re also in the business of dealing with adversity. After all, leadership means facing challenges head-on.

Learn How the Best Leaders Know How to Read People

Lead from Within

Knowing how to read people is an important leadership skill. A big part of leadership is the ability to manage groups of diverse individuals, and the key to making that work is developing your ability to see differences in people so you can employ those differences for everyone’s benefit.

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10 Quotes To Inspire Leaders in Divisive Times

Leading in Context

There were many things that went right in the past year, despite the omnipresent bad news. Here is a collection of inspiring quotes to keep us moving forward and ready to face the challenges ahead.

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The Most Powerful Motivator for Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

A few words from the prophet Azariah motivated King Asa of Judah to up his leadership performance. The same exhortation can motivate anyone in leadership today too. The prophet simply told the king to look beyond the vision he had for his kingdom.

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.

6 Ways to Build Trust During Organizational Change

Lead Change Blog

Death and taxes have traditionally been viewed as the two guarantees in life, but I think a third item has officially made the list: change. The pace of change accelerates with each passing, day, month, and year. The exponential growth of technology has enabled new products, services, and businesses to rise to prominence in short order, and has caused others to become obsolete just as quickly.

Competing in the Age of AI

Leading Blog

T HE BIGGEST CHANGE being brought about by AI is not human replicas, but the emergence of digital operating models. These models aren’t the sexy, headline-grabbing side of AI, but they are profoundly affecting how we do business and the way leaders of the twenty-first century must think.

Rapid Deliberation: 7 Ways to Hit the Target While Under Stress

RapidStart Leadership

In times of high stress, reacting in haste is a recipe for disaster; what we need is rapid deliberation. In this post we take our cues from Wyatt Earp, and Army paratroopers, and talk about 7 ways to respond with accuracy when the chips are down.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Knives Out

Joseph Lalonde

Knives Out is Rian Johnson’s magnificent take on a Clue-like movie. Intrigue, suspicion, and who-dun-it questions pepper the movie. For being a movie with a two-hour, ten-minute runtime, Knives Out flew by. The world of Knives Out is filled with colorful characters.

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.

12 Ways to End Soul-Sucking Meetings

Leadership Freak

Poorly run meetings cost US companies $399 Billion. The survey says: “We surveyed 182 senior managers in a range of industries: 65% said meetings keep them from completing their own work. 71% said meetings are… Continue reading → Leading

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LeadershipNow 140: January 2020 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from January 2020 that you don't want to miss: Teaching By Heart: A Guide For Great #Leadership This It is a remarkable book and a perfect means to refocus your leadership development this year. How To Invest In Startups by @sama Sam Altman.

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How To Unlock The Full Potential of Digital Transformation In Your Organization

Tanveer Naseer

Digital transformation has become a key focus for many organizations. But is the focus leaders put on digital transformation too limited and consequently leading organizations to miss out on the real potential of digital transformation?

Setting Expectations – Making Sure They are Clear

Kevin Eikenberry

If you are a leader and are reading these words, you may be carrying a secret in your mind. You wish you could find a way to “fix” that one team member. You may not say it that way, and it might be a secret because you don’t want to talk about it. But if […].

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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.

What Causes Promotions to Fail?

Lead Change Blog

It is unfortunately common for employees in organizations to climb up the ladder to their “level of incompetence,” a concept in management known as the Peter Principle. They get the promotion not on the basis of their potential to fulfill the needs of the new role into which they were placed, but because they did well in their previous job. This happens even when an entirely different skill-set is needed for the new role.

Responsible Mistake-Making: You Suck Before You Shine

Leadership Freak

Lying isn’t a responsible mistake but missing a deadline might be. Catastrophic mistakes spring from character flaws and irresponsibility. It’s a disaster when you lie or cheat. But skill-development REQUIRES responsible mistake-making.

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Leadership Interview: Ego Versus Eco with Ronald van Weegen

N2Growth Blog

While traveling the world seeking answers on global leadership perspectives, we stopped in the Netherlands. I met with Ronald van Weegen , a seasoned senior executive in both Leadership Development and Human Resources.

Playing to Win – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

If you’re watching this episode when it originally airs, sports are front and center with the Super Bowl just around the corner. So in this spirit, we are discussing a very popular sports phrase: playing to win.

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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 Get the Most Out of Tough Feedback

Let's Grow Leaders

You’re working hard, but then a team member, customer, or colleague gives you some harsh criticism. Should you take it in? Ignore it? In this episode, you’ll get specific tools you can use to get the most out of tough feedback […].

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Leadership Derailers: Blind Spots – I’m So Awesome

Leadership Freak

I’m so awesome! There are a dozen yellow roses on the counter in our house. I bought them for my bride. Frankly, she receives flowers much more than on Valentine’s Day.

How’s The New Year Going?

Joseph Lalonde

It’s now a few days before February and I want to ask you how’s the new year going? Is it going the way you planned? Or are you struggling to make progress? One thing I know for sure. You were so excited for January 1st. You had your list of New Year resolutions you were […] The post How’s The New Year Going? appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Self-Improvement alignment goals New Year's resolutions

5 Communication Skills Every Manager Should Master


Effective communication lets you create shared meaning and understanding between you and your team. These 5 skills are must-haves for any manager looking to get their messages heard and create a productive work environment where employees can thrive. 5 Must-Have Communication Skills for Any Manager.

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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.

Leading in a Caustic Culture

Let's Grow Leaders

How do you lead well when the culture around you is negative, apathetic, or abusive? In this episode David discusses how you can lead and create a positive experience for your team – and even have a chance at transforming a […].

Leadership Derailers: Self-Reliance

Leadership Freak

Two-year olds exclaim, “I’ll do it by myself.” But everything leaders hope to accomplish will eventually be done by others. Merriam Webster defines self-reliance simply as, “reliance on one’s own efforts and abilities.”…

Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed American History

Kevin Eikenberry

Winston Churchill said, “Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.” ” This is reason enough to be interested in history. Yet, I know many people equate history with a bad high school experience.

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How to Get Along With a Leader You Don’t Like

Lead from Within

There might be many reasons why you don’t like your boss. Maybe you’re more capable than they are but they were promoted over you. Maybe there is a mismatch in ethics and values, or just differing work styles.

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Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.