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First Look: Leadership Books for January 2021

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in January 2021. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here. Human Hacking : Win Friends, Influence People, and Leave Them Better Off for Having Met You by Christopher Hadnagy and Seth Schulman.

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9 Secrets to Leading Sheep – No Matter How Many Legs They Have

RapidStart Leadership

Leading sheep is not too far different from leading people, as this would-be shepherd learned the hard way; here are 9 secrets to doing it well. The post 9 Secrets to Leading Sheep – No Matter How Many Legs They Have appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Living In Your Perfect Moment

Joseph Lalonde

I had the pleasure of talking to fellow coach Kevin Watson earlier this year. We shared a delightful conversation about life and business. It truly was refreshing. Through all we discussed, one point stuck out more than anything else. We talked about perfection.


The Power Of Leadership Coaching With Nature

Lead Change Blog

Given the challenging times that we have all been through this year now more than ever, people need to be able to get out into nature and learn to reconnect with themselves. There is just something about being outside in nature that activates the soul and helps us feel more grounded and present. Maybe it is because we often pause and marvel at the great beauty that exists around us, and in that moment we slow down and become really present and grounded.

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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.

8 Steps to High Performance

Leading Blog

M ARC EFFRON believes anyone can be a high performer. That is a person “who consistently delivers better results and behaviors, on an absolute and relative basis, than 75 percent of their peers.”

Pandemic Leadership: 3 Questions To Ask in the New Year

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Each year I raise questions that help leaders stay current as ethical expectations change. Here are three new questions to ponder as we head into a New Year.

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5 Steps to Overcome Adversity and Thrive in the New Year

Let's Grow Leaders

Wow-what a year this has been. For many leaders, adversity doesn’t begin to describe the challenges you’ve faced. And – we’ve been so inspired by the ways you have responded and risen to the occasion to overcome adversity. If 2020 has left […].

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LeadershipNow 140: December 2020 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from December 2020 that you don't want to miss: A Decade of Ideas for New Year Success by @Mark_Sanborn. What Makes a Great Leader? by @ScottEblin. Examining Harvard Business Review Press’ New Drucker Library by @brucerosenstein.

Leadership Lessons from an Unprecedented Year

Kevin Eikenberry

No one predicted what happened this year. Our vocabulary expanded, our world view was altered, and for many, the way we work and where we work changed. While some would like to forget 2020 and just move on, wise leaders know there are rich lessons to be found in challenging and painful experiences.

5 Leadership Books To Read In January 2021

Joseph Lalonde

Whoa… It’s hard to believe it but we’re on the verge of a brand new year. 2021 is just around the corner. I, for one, am hoping 2021 is different from 2020. There were so many things that challenged us and stretched us, it wore many people out. Including me.

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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.

Three Steps to Update Your Leadership Operating System for 2021

Lead Change Blog

With 2021 just around the corner, it’s time to consider upgrading your LOS—Leadership Operating System. Your LOS is a collection of the leadership traits, styles, techniques, and strategies you use to lead and manage people, and it’s imperative to make sure your LOS is up to date if you want to maximize your effectiveness. Failing to upgrade your LOS may result in your leadership not only becoming outdated and sluggish, but you also run a higher risk of suffering a fatal system crash.

The Most Read Articles of Leadership Freak for 2020

Leadership Freak

HOW TO STOP ASKING, “HOW ARE YOU?” AND CREATE REAL CONVERSATION Better questions: What challenges are you facing? Opportunities? What’s working for you? What’s new in your life? What are you looking… Continue reading → Leading

Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World

Kevin Eikenberry

Before the coronavirus, we were facing an epidemic of loneliness and isolation. And we all know what happened after that. During this time, former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy released Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World.

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Culture is Not Enough

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Thomas Steding : Slowly, almost inexorably, culture has big become almost top of mind as a key factor in effective leadership.

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.

Compassionate Accountability: How to Build a More Compassionate Workplace

Let's Grow Leaders

In this Asking For a Friend LIVE interview with Dr. Nate Regier of Next Element, Karin and Nate talk about how to build a more compassionate workplace. We’d love to have you join us for Asking For a Friend on Fridays at […].

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6 Things I Learned (or relearned) in 2020

Leadership Freak

6 things I learned (or relearned) in 2020 #1. Contribute: Tom Rath answered my long-nagging concerns about self-indulgent-passion-following by focusing on contributing.

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Thank Your Teammates – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Good things happen when we are thankful. We feel better. We are less stressed. We are healthier. These are just a few benefits but it’s obvious that being thankful for anything or to anyone in our lives is a good thing.

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Comment on My 2020 Story and a Few Lessons Along the Way by Derek Bailey


Dear Tanmay, May your aspirations for 2012 come true. Your posts and wrap up for 20202 are treasured as being an oasis of practical help and acute observation of the human condition. Indebted to you. Namaste. Derek


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.

A Stagnant Career: Reasons It’s Not Taking Off

Strategy Driven

Everybody starts a new job in expectation of a successful career. However, after a few years of performing the same duties, you begin to notice a failure to progress in the role. Add that to a static salary and unappreciation of your managers’ skillset, and you may have a stagnant career.

Rethink Your New Year’s Resolution Before it’s too Late

Leadership Freak

You respect yourself less when you break commitments you make to yourself. New Year’s resolutions seduce us into decisions that undermine self-respect. Don’t like doesn’t work: You don’t like your weight. You hate… Continue reading → Accountability Commitment Failure Leading Success Decisions failure points

How to Look Forward with Confidence in Uncertainty

Lead from Within

One of my favorite books of all time is Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl. It’s a book I turn to and reread every year on my birthday, and I learn something new every time.

Top Change Articles of 2020 at Enclaria

Change Starts Here

The year is finally coming to a close! The following are the five most popular posts of 2020 at the Enclaria blog. Only two of them are pandemic-related. Which were your favorites, and what did you miss? Thank you for reading and sharing! What topics would you like to see covered next year?

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.

Improve Your Local SEO For Optimum Success

Strategy Driven

Do you know that by improving the Local SEO positioning , you will have the possibility of reaching clients who are close to your business? For several years, the main search engines and especially Google, show personalized results for each user.

How to Reinvent Your Relationship with Problems and Opportunities

Leadership Freak

Problems call for response. Stress narrows your focus and makes you stupid. Disappointment invites introspection, blame, or both. Threats call you to fight, fly, or freeze. The way you define something determines your… Continue reading → Innovation Personal Growth Solutions creativity problems challenges seeking solutions solving problems

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12 Suggestions to Challenge the New Year And Make Your Life Better

Ron Edmondson

The verdict appears mixed among the people I know of whether of not they make resolutions for a new year. And I understand. Many have tried before – it didn’t work – and so now they are like “why bother?”

Do You Have a 2021 Business Vision?


A critical part of effective leadership and success means the understanding of including all stakeholders and total collaboration in your leadership model. Today’s post is by Kim Lorenz, author of Tireless (CLICK HERE to get your copy).

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!

Increasing Efficiency Within Your Small Business

Strategy Driven

When you start your own small business , it won’t take long for you to realise that efficiency is one of the most important features that your team must concentrate on.

Where is the Power to Face the Future with Courage and Gratitude

Leadership Freak

The future is inhabited by phantoms. Hoping for clarity, stability, or security amplifies anxiety. Nostalgia pulls you toward a glamorized past. But the future, like the ghost of Christmas Yet To Come, never… Continue reading → Courage Gratitude courage courageous action courageous leaders express gratitude

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Despite Our Incredibly Tough Times, Our World’s Still Getting Better and Better

The Practical Leader

I kicked off 2020 with my sixth annual post on how our world keeps getting dramatically and relentlessly better and better and better.

4 Ideas to Help Improve First Time Manager Selection and Success

Management Excellence

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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!