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No Brilliant Jerks: How to Deal with Maverick CEOs

Leading Blog

B OARDS and executives are feeling an unusual amount of pressure these days. And it’s not from covid-19—the squeeze started several years ago.

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Life And Leadership Lessons From The Life Of Ravi Zacharias

Joseph Lalonde

To be honest, I wasn’t surprised to hear of the passing of Ravi Zacharias. Ravi had been diagnosed with cancer and his prognosis wasn’t good. Yesterday, May 15th, 2020, Ravi Zacharias passed away. It’s a blow to those in the Christian faith.

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Flying Without A Helicopter

Lead Change Blog

It’s graduation season, and that means a lot of new faces are about to enter the workforce for the first time. Do they have the necessary skills to succeed in an increasingly competitive world? Or do they fall into the trap of thinking work is boring, tedious, difficult, and frustrating?

Leaders Share about Resiliency and Change: A Frontline Festival

Let's Grow Leaders

At this moment of unprecedented change and strain. With double-digit unemployment and everyone on a fast-pivot to do the best they can, with what they have, from where they are, resiliency has become a vital, universal conversation. So think month we’ve invited […].


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.

Maintaining Social Interactions with Your Teammates

Leading Blog

I N The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership , we included 19 Rules for remote leaders to follow. The first rule was the foundation for everything else: “ Think about leadership first and location second. ”

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How Leaders Can Improve Virtual Team Communication In 5 Simple Steps

Tanveer Naseer

In this time of uncertainty brought forth by the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s a curious outcome that the one certainty we do have is that we’re living in an age of collective disruption, where the reality of how things were always done around here is fast being replaced with questions of.

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Virtual Ceremonies: Should They Count?

RapidStart Leadership

We are in an age of virtual ceremonies like the one for my daughters graduation. Do they carry the same meaning? What are the implications for leaders? The post Virtual Ceremonies: Should They Count? appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

Leading Thoughts for May 21, 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.

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Why Are Christian Leaders Busier Than Ever Before During COVID-19?

Joseph Lalonde

I had a great question from a reader of this blog. The question was so good, I couldn’t not answer it in a blog article. A reader asked: Why are Christian leaders busier than ever before during this crisis? It caught me by surprise… Then I realized he was right.

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A Chance to Start Anew

Lead Change Blog

Why doesn’t the training stick? We asked ourselves that question many times. Full of hope and possibility, we’d send employees to leadership development sessions, anticipating that they’d grow into their potential. A few did; most didn’t. One day, Amy, our L&D director, had another of her glorious eureka moments—the company’s existing systems and processes were inhibiting new behaviors promoted in training from taking root.

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.

What to Do Before People Return to the Office

Kevin Eikenberry

Workplace re-entry will be hard. There is more to preparing your people and organization for a return to the workplace than making sure you follow OSHA, CDC, and State guidelines.

How Leaders Can Fix a Negative Company Culture

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Chris Dyer : When company culture fails, it’s usually on one of two planes: the work environment has gone rotten, or the way in which work is transacted has deteriorated.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Hancock

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Hancock is the 2008 broken superhero film starring Will Smith as John Hancock, Charlize Theron as Embrey, and Jason Bateman as Ray Embrey. It’s a fun film and you will take away leadership lessons from Hancock. What’s Hancock about?

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10 Things Ethical Leaders Believe

Leading in Context

While dealing with the catastrophic COVID-19 pandemic, we need to remember that good decisions are always made based on values. To confirm what those values are that should guide our choices, this week I'm sharing my Manifesto What Ethical Leaders Believe.

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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.

Making it Easier for You to Learn Virtually

Kevin Eikenberry

Has the pandemic and shutdown changed the plan, outlook, and finances of your organization? Are you wanting to continue developing our leaders and teams, but aren’t sure how to navigate the changes, make good choices, and stretch your investments as far as you can?

The Golden Attribute of Leadership You Must Pursue

Leadership Freak

The song says, “Everybody plays the fool sometimes.” But the goal is wisdom, not less foolishness. The golden attribute of leadership is wisdom. “Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom.”

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When Being Right Frustrates Your Leadership

Let's Grow Leaders

You’re smart, informed, and know your work backward and forward. But sometimes, being “right” stops you from being effective. In this episode, you’ll discover challenges leaders face when they’re overly focused on being right and how to let go of being […].

When Leadership, Ingenuity and Humanity Won the Day

Next Level Blog

A few weeks ago, I received a nice comment on LinkedIn about one of my blog posts from David Hoey who shared that he’s been a regular reader since 2010 when I wrote about the leadership lessons offered by the Chilean mine rescue.

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.

Getting Your Feedback Understood ? Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Last week I talked about the first step in giving effective feedback. You can watch that episode here. In this episode, I am talking about the second step. But before I do that, let’s review the four steps again: Feedback must be heard. Feedback must be understood. Feedback must be accepted.

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12 Manipulations of Rebels, Fools, and Backstabbers

Leadership Freak

Novice manipulators are obvious. Skillful manipulators come off as kind and helpful. Avoid being manipulated by spotting the strategies used by manipulators. Strategic manipulation: #1. Pretend you agree when you disagree. #2.

How to Overcome the Toxic Courage Crushers in Your Organization

Let's Grow Leaders

The irony of a courageous culture is that it takes less daily courage to be successful. If you want to build teams of micro-innovators, problem solvers, and customer advocates, eliminate the toxic courage crushers intimidating your people. Eliminate the Courage Crushers A […].

Remote Working and Management: Accepted or Not?


It is fair to say that we know more about the risks and benefits of working from home than we did 6 months ago. The future looks positive for remote working, with some caveats.

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.

Stress Quotient: How to Measure and Control Stress

Chart Your Course

Jaime Faulkner You need to find out how to control your stress, or your stress will end up controlling you. Here’s all of the information you need to know about Stress Quotient. What is Stress Quotient?

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The Most Important Leadership Attribute

Leadership Freak

Why piddle around with insignificance? Choose the most important leadership attributes to develop. Decisive or positive: In one poll, the votes are evenly divided between decisiveness and positivity. It’s a difficult choice. You… Continue reading → Leading

How Great Leadership is Generated in Significant Crisis

Lead from Within

For years I have studied and observed great leadership, teaching and coaching leaders and organizations around the world on the qualities that make leaders effective. One thing I’ve learned through that experience: when crisis hits, the best leaders are ready to act courageously and boldly.

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Best CEOs In The World For 2020: Most Influential Chief Executives

CEO Insider

Unsurprisingly, JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon came first in the CEOWORLD magazine’s global ranking of the world’s best chief executives across all industries for 2020. Which 100 chief executive is most admired?

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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.

Use of Surveillance Software During COVID-19 Is a Big Mistake


One of the newest employer trends to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic is the increased use of surveillance software to track employees’ daily activity while they work at home. The programs often include webcams that take regular images of employees during work hours.

The Nefarious Danger of Avoiding People

Leadership Freak

Introverts enjoy people but need time to recharge after being in groups. This post is not about them. I’m talking about withdrawal for nefarious reasons.


The Regis Company

A lot has happened in 2020 and more than ever we are entering into a digital future. Are your leaders prepared? Leadership Development Solutions

3 Ways To Be A Level 5 Leader

Eric Jacobson

Author and leadership expert Jim Collins defines Level 5 leaders as those who: Pursue goals with the ferocity of lions while displaying the humility of lambs. According to Collins, who has studied leadership for 25 years, this level of leader is a rare breed.

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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.