Sat.Dec 12, 2020 - Fri.Dec 18, 2020

What Do You Do When Life Ambushes You?

Leading Blog

W E are conditioned to believe that to be happy, for life to be good, everything should be going our way. Life is supposed to be comfortable when done right. Most self-help books are based on this line of reasoning.

Crisis 340

The Leader Who Helps People Become Their Best Self

Lead Change Blog

Everyone needs a positive influence in their lives.


Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

How to Hold a Better Performance Improvement Conversation

Let's Grow Leaders

Has this ever happened to you? You sit down for an earnest performance improvement conversation. Your employee listens intently. She thanks you for the feedback, and promises to try harder. Things improve for a minute. But a week later, they’re back to […].

How To 212

Leadership Trust: The Secret to Achieving Impossible Things

RapidStart Leadership

Achieving great things requires a leadership trust between leader and led; in one simple story, here's what that means. The post Leadership Trust: The Secret to Achieving Impossible Things appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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.

Uncharted: How to Navigate the Future

Leading Blog

P REDICTION has never been easy – or that accurate. Over and over again, forecasts and models fail us. And when they do, they won’t go away because the agenda behind them lives on. As a model or a forecast is designed to do, we become “recruited into an army of believers.” “The

How To 327

How’s Your Hindsight?

Lead Change Blog

Spoken-word poet and filmmaker Tomos Roberts struck a chord this year. With over 60 million views, he unmistakably drew the heart of humanity into the plot of his reflective children’s bedtime story, The Great Realisation [sic]. Tom’s pre-reminiscent tale paints a portrait of a spuriously progressing world with blinders on that needed a global virus to heal from its own undoing.

More Trending

6 Essential Skills for Future Leaders

Career Advancement

“Time and time again, our species has escaped existential threats by reinventing ourselves, finding new skills not coded in our genes to survive new challenges not previously encountered.” – David Grinspoon.

Skills 205

Leading Thoughts for December 17, 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.

Senior Leaders: Set Clear Expectations For Values

Leading in Context

Senior leaders set the tone for the organization's ethics, but the senior leadership responsibility for values leadership includes much more than that.

Ethics 200

Small Actions Build Big Confidence

Joseph Lalonde

Four years ago I installed a ceiling fan in my bedroom. I’d never tried anything like that before. I was scared and anxious. When I was done installing the fan, I was beaming with pride. I’d installed a new fan and it worked! It’s always good when something like this works.

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 Will You Remember 2020?

Tanveer Naseer

With only a few weeks left to 2020, I’ve noticed a growing sentiment of wanting to put this year behind us and focus instead on what the new year will bring. Granted, this makes sense when we consider the severity and extent of challenges and hardships we’ve collectively experienced or.

What do you want to be known for?

Lead Change Blog

Tom Hall and his partners grew Ensslin and Hall Advertising into one of the top regional advertising agencies in less than a decade. The core of their success was the question that Tom asked every new client: “What do you want to be known for?” That’s great advice for marketing and advertising, but it’s great life and career advice, too. . What do you want to be known for? Do you want to be known for being kind, smart, successful, bold, or intuitive?

Brand 195

How You Start and End Your Day – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

One of my all-time favorite Musicals is Fiddler on the Roof, and one of the famous songs from it is Sunrise, Sunset.

Video 192

Strategic Planning Tool: How to Engage Your Team in Better Conversation

Let's Grow Leaders

If you’re like many leaders we talk with, you’ve been on such a fast pivot this year, you may not have had all the strategic planning time you’d hoped for. Or, your business has changed so much, it’s the perfect time to […].

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.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Klaus

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Klaus is the 2019 English-language Spanish 2D-animated Christmas movie. It is unique in that the film is 2D but looks 3D. It was a sight to behold. Klaus is a quirky film. It has its bright moments but it also lost me at the same time. The animation was stunning.

Film 188

Has Your Company Been Anchored To The Wrong Information?

Lead Change Blog

Have you seen people that stubbornly adhered to their first impressions regarding the pandemic and its business impact? The truth is that lots of people refuse to adapt their position on the virus, not believing that we should adhere to updated guidelines, regardless of evidence that doing so will certainly protect us from COVID-19. Anchoring in Fintech: A Case Study.

How the Grinch Reveals the Heart of Leadership

Leadership Freak

The Grinch hated the Whos because his heart was 2 sizes too small, not because the Whos were hate-worthy. The Heart of the Matter: Emotion: Recurring emotion reveals and expresses what’s in you,… Continue reading → Leading authentic leadership heart of things self reflection

My Lessons from The Remarkable Leadership Podcast This Year

Kevin Eikenberry

Each week, I interview a leadership expert or expert leader on The Remarkable Leadership Podcast. I learn so much in each of these conversations and I am confident that listeners and viewers gain lessons from each episode as well.

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.

Great Leaders Nurture

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Barbara Bruno : Would your current team or new hires describe you as a leader who supports, teaches, and encourages them? This type of nurturing often determines whether the members of your team become engaged and retained employees or end up as a costly turnover statistic.

Mentor 209

In True Leaders – Heart Talk Prompts Head Walk

Lead Change Blog

“Leadership comes from a place that troubles your heart.”. I read these words years ago in an article and have never forgotten them. The article was about Dr. Govindappa Venkataswamy, affectionately called Dr. V. In 1976, he founded the Aravind Eye Hospital for the purpose of performing cataract surgery because cataracts are India’s leading form of blindness.

The 5 Most Important Leadership Quotes of All Time – with Personal Affirmations

Leadership Freak

Alan Alda: “Real listening is a willingness to let the other person change you.” Alan Alda I will enter conversations open to learning and willing to adapt. The way I see things is… Continue reading → Leadership quotes Leading quotes

Why You Must Consider Flexible Working Arrangements – Even if You Hate the Idea

Kevin Eikenberry

Regardless of your view or your organization’s stance on remote work a year ago, 2020 forced you to move people to work away from the office. Many leaders yearn for the chance to bring everyone back to the office and get things back to normal.

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.

Overcoming Adversity – Interview with Jason Redman

Let's Grow Leaders

Whether affected by the pandemic or some other unforeseen and monumental setback, to lead, you have to find a way to move beyond anger, guilt, emptiness or pain. It’s not only possible to overcome adversity, but it’s imperative. In this episode, retired […].

What Makes a Great Leader?

Next Level Blog

Last week I had a thoughtful client ask me a question I don’t get asked very often – What makes a great leader? Since, as an executive coach, I’m usually the one asking the questions, she caught me off guard with hers.

Not All Problems are Problems – 5 Real Problems for Leaders

Leadership Freak

A problem to you is a solution to someone else. Friction and conflict are advantages when they inspire learning, growth, or innovation. You might believe bureaucracy is a problem. But in top-down organizations… Continue reading → Solutions Success real problem solving problems

How To Save At One Of My Favorite Outdoor Stores, REI

Joseph Lalonde

I’ve often written about my love for the outdoors and all the fun activities you can do. These have included ice climbing, running half marathons, and more. As a leader, it’s important to have a hobby that gets you outside of the office and enjoying the great outdoors. Without a great hobby, it is easy […]. Self-Improvement

Reis 120

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!

Weekly Round-Up: 2021 Workplace Trends, Essential Leadership Attributes of 2020, Creating a Healthier Employee Experience, Festive Internal Comms Tips, Crafting Your Internal Comms Message


Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts I've seen over the past week.

Ten Lessons from the Feedback Boot Camps

Management Excellence

We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.

The Real Reason Rudolph Flew from Outcast to Hero is Not About Red Noses

Leadership Freak

No one sings about your nose. But when Santa said, “Won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?” Rudolph became the most famous reindeer in history. But there’s more to Rudolph’s fame than bad weather… Continue reading → Culture Servant-leadership Strengths employee strengths strength and courage toxic environments

How To Increase Psychological Safety In A Virtual Team

Lead from Within

Most of us are working from home these days. We may have started off thinking of it as a temporary measure, but now it’s clear that many of us won’t be returning to the office in the foreseeable future—if ever.

Team 123

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!