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Leading Thoughts for November 19, 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. Gary Burnison on anticipating what lies ahead: “You don’t need a crysal ball to anticipate.

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The Creative Mindset

Lead Change Blog

As a byproduct of creativity, it’s time to rethink the way we make innovation happen—and it doesn’t happen in boardrooms or at a desk.


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Frontline Festival: Leaders Share about Executive Development

Let's Grow Leaders

In this month’s Frontline Festival, top leadership experts share their perspectives and insights on executive development. Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of Vizwerx Group for the great pic and to all our contributors. Executive Development on a Personal Level Eileen McDargh of […].

3 Lessons On How Promoting Sense Of Belonging Can Drive Change

Tanveer Naseer

The past several months have presented leaders with a wide array of unexpected challenges that few of us anticipated we’d have to collectively address.

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.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Wolfwalkers

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Our local Celebration Cinema theater, Cinema Carousel, had a special screening of the new animated movie Wolfwalkers. Brought to the theater by Fathom Events, Wolfwalkers was a fantastic exploration of a fantasy world.

The Final Act of Leadership: What Leaders Get Wrong About Succession

RapidStart Leadership

Succession is the final act of leadership, but too many executives get this part wrong; here's what to focus on to get it right. The post The Final Act of Leadership: What Leaders Get Wrong About Succession appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Lessons from Observing a Life Well-Lived

Lead Change Blog

My father-in-law, James Gladney McGee, Jr. died on November 3. One of the great blessings of my life was knowing him. Jim graduated from Clemson in 1953, when it was still a military school. After two years in the Army, he took a pay cut to go to work as a management trainee at the Sonoco Products Company. He retired 34 years later as President of Sonoco International. After “retiring” he traveled the world, played a lot of golf, and undertook project after project. .

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Practical Ideas To Enhance Effective Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

A stellar group leader is first a very good person, a role model in character and behavior. Further, in demeanor and approach, an effective leader emanates the “feel” of being part of the group rather than above it.

Take a Chill Pill – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Are you deliberating about a tough decision? Are you struggling with a relationship? Are you worried about the future? In today’s episode, I am suggesting we all take a chill pill. And I don’t mean this in an unsympathetic or glib way.

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A COVID-19 Leadership Reset: Moving Beyond Paradox

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton It's been a tough year for everyone, and much of the strain has fallen on leaders. They have had much more to think about and juggle than they usually have to consider in a typical year, and the stakes have been much higher.

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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.

How to Exit Your Job With Grace and Support Your Successor

Let's Grow Leaders

How do you exit your job with grace? You’re on to the next thing. Perhaps it was your call. Maybe not. Maybe you’re happy. Perhaps you’re not. In fact, perhaps “not happy” is an understatement. But it’s not about you. It’s about […].

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Gauging an Employee’s Emotional Well-Being in a Virtual World: Warning Signs and Ways to Help

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Guy Casablanca: Much has been written lately about how leaders can gauge productivity and performance in a virtual world. Beyond these two metrics, we have asked the question, “How can a leader tell when an employee is struggling emotionally in a virtual world?”

How’s Your Gratitude Habit?

Kevin Eikenberry

We all have hundreds of habits, big and small. Some that serve us, and others that don’t. Let me ask you this: How’s your gratitude habit? Do you even have a habit of gratitude? The power of habits comes in the fact that we do them without conscious thought. The habit doesn’t care if it […].

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Can Lawyers Lead?

N2Growth Blog

Recently I taught a brand new class on leadership at the Yale Law School. Despite popular misconceptions, young lawyers are hungry to become more self-aware and to sharpen their leadership competencies. One of the best leaders I’ve met is a lawyer named Wim Dejonghe.

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Paycor HR Leaders Survey: The State of American Business in 2021

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

Leading While Green – Interview with Pierre Quinn

Let's Grow Leaders

? Your new leaders – the ‘green’ ones, are an incredible resource and the literal future of your business. If you are a new leader, the lessons to learn and the natural influence you see from more senior leaders can feel overwhelming. […].

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The 7 Impossibilities of Gratitude

Leadership Freak

Gratitude makes many bad things impossible. The 7 impossibilities of gratitude: #1. Worry. You can’t worry and be grateful in the same moment. Don’t worry about overcoming worry. Just notice and acknowledge benefit… Continue reading → Gratitude Power

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Fighting Fear of External Events – Five Things You Can Do

Kevin Eikenberry

Remote work and virtual school. Lockdowns and take-out. Pandemics, the economy, and climate. Elections, protests, and more. I didn’t really need to make a list of things that you might fear, but there it is.

Redefine Your Purpose

Joseph Lalonde

The online world is abuzz with talk about finding your purpose or living out your purpose. This is well and good. We need a purpose. We need something to drive us harder and farther than we would normally go. But… What if we have our definition of purpose wrong. In the online and leadership sphere, […]. Personal Development

Benefits in a Pandemic: What HR Leaders Need to Know

Building a benefits program for a diverse workforce has always been a top priority, but now it’s become both more important and complex with so much change and uncertainty. Download our latest guide that features emerging benefits employees expect in 2021 and beyond.

How to Get Ten Hours of Your Week Back

Next Level Blog

A couple of weeks ago, I was having a coaching conversation with an executive whose story is all too common in this pandemic year of leading and working from home. Since the pandemic started, Susan’s been working around 15 hours a day.

The Third Step on Everyone’s Gratitude Journey where Many Stumble

Leadership Freak

Kite flying. Gratitude is lift in the wind. Gratitude Leading ingratitude


Critique, Don't Criticize!

Mills Scofield

NYC Guggenheim Museum’s Oculus ? Guggenheim Foundation. In my first year of college, I took an upper level course on Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason, filled with philosophy majors. I was totally over my head. But, I still love Critique !

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20 Years of Learnings in Leader Communications


At The Grossman Group, we started the year gearing up to celebrate a big milestone: our 20th Anniversary. And come March, things changed. We quickly shifted our plans, and our focus, like the rest of the world.

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

The Best Way To Deal With A Stubborn Leader

Lead from Within

Few professional situations are more challenging to deal with than a stubborn leader. A boss who debates every point, ignores feedback, and refuses to listen is not only frustrating but also a significant professional barrier. So how do you deal?

81% Will Work Harder if Bosses Include this Simple Ingredient – and it’s Free

Leadership Freak

I invited my college buddies over after I got married for homemade donuts. They were nearly inedible. I left something out of the batter. It was a fiasco. Worst of all, I didn’t… Continue reading → Leading


A Bad Boss can Destroy Everything!

Brigette Hyacinth

Employees don’t leave organizations, They leave bad bosses. The worst place an employee can be, is stuck in an organization with a micro-manager who doesn’t care about their development and there are no opportunities for growth and advancement.

Career Clarity in the C-Suite

CEO Insider

Work/life balance and personal life standards in the C-Suite can be a tricky subject. On the one hand, advocating for some semblance of balance or even blend can make you look like less of a team player, and you could be passed over for promotions.

COVID & the Future of Work: Insights from Paycor’s C-Suite

In Paycor’s newest report, our Chief Executive and Group Leaders consider how your clients will recruit, manage their workforce, optimize benefits, and foster employee experience in the new normal of 2020 and beyond. For actionable insights and tips download and share our guide with your clients!

Raise the bar: how to demonstrate to your boss that you deserve a pay rise

Strategy Driven

You could easily feel jittery if you approach your boss to ask them for a pay rise.

One Year Ago Today: The Path From Empathy to Accountability

Leadership Freak

This post was published one year ago today. 11-15-2019) The ability to manage schedules, operate machines, or take someone’s temperature has nothing to do with leading.

Rainmaker for Your Consulting Firm? The 10 Attributes You Need to Succeed

David A Fields

“Self,” you say to the warm, approachable person contemplating you from the mirror, “I’d like to win <fill in amount> of consulting next year.” Or you say, “Self, I’d like other people in my firm to win <fill in amount> of consulting next year.”

Turning Outrage into Corporate Activism

CEO Insider

No one can be blamed for wanting to turn off their mobile device and shut out the world these days. Between climbing pandemic death counts and record-setting unemployment rates, the headlines on any average day are flat-out overwhelming.

Why HR Technology Matters Now More Than Ever

When a crisis hits, HR technology gives business leaders the data, tools, and support to make important business decisions quickly. In this report, Josh Bersin breaks down the 4 key benefits of HR tech and demonstrates through case studies how business leaders can leverage it to solve problems and grow. Download this report to learn more!