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What Are the Three Things That Leaders Do?

Lead Change Blog

No matter what the situation, setting, or method of communication, leaders frequently and consistently do these things. . Leaders challenge us. They believe every person has hidden potential and is capable of growing and achieving more. They challenge us by: Expanding our vision.

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6 New Rules for the Digital Age

Leading Blog

E VERY NOW AND THEN, a book comes along to give you the insights you need to see and understand the world you live in and how to thrive in it. Rethinking Competitive Advantage: New Rules for the Digital Age by Ram Charan is one of those books.

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How To Get Your Team To Take Risks

Joseph Lalonde

Leaders are risk-takers. They push the boundaries and plow new paths. They know this is the way to new success. Your team, however, may not be as excited about risk as you are.

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Leadership Isn’t Cushy (Human Development Required)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton There's a powerful connection between responsible leadership and human growth and development. It's not easily visible to leaders, so today I'm digging into how these important variables intersect and how they should inform our approach to leadership development.

5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development

In 2021, many of your competitors will invest in talent development software. If you make the right decision, invest in the right software, and if your organization is willing to use it, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide, 5 Reasons CFOs Invest in Talent Development.

Outward Bound Lessons to Live a Life of Leadership

Lead Change Blog

For nearly six decades Outward Bound USA’s education programs have shaped the lives of tens of thousands of participants.

Leading Thoughts for April 15, 2021

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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Anxiety And Work: The Impact Of Anxiety On Different Generations of Employees

Tanveer Naseer

No matter how good you are at your job or how long you’ve been at it, being an effective leader is never easy. As a leader, you play many roles — from coach and mentor to (sometimes) drill sergeant and disciplinarian. The key is understanding exactly what your employees need.

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Rising Leaders Need Your Go-Ahead Nod

Lead Change Blog

When was the last time your point leader gave you a go-ahead nod? What were the circumstances and how did it all turn out? Like a baseball coach sending a runner the sign to steal on the next pitch, leaders in your life can let you loose with a simple head nod. It happens when your boss eventually says, “Go for it!” after you pitch your latest wacky idea. Or, after a few weeks of pumping the brakes, they finally greenlight your game plan to retool your team or department.

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Before You Open a Business…

Leading Blog

I ’VE MET MANY business founders in my life and they vary on almost every possible measure: race, gender, background, temperament, schooling, and intelligence (in all its forms).

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Dark Knight

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. The Dark Knight is the second of three movies in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. The Dark Knight induces a new menace to Christopher Nolan’s Batman universe. Heath Ledger’s Joker emerges and begins to wreak havoc upon the citizens of Gotham City.

5 Ways Talent Development Makes Your Company Unbeatable

As an HR leader, your goal for talent development is to create an environment where everyone is motivated and supported to achieve a shared vision of success. By investing in the right software, you can realize five decisive competitive advantages. To see those advantages, download Paycor’s latest guide!

Human Resources: How Leaders Partner to Transform Results

Let's Grow Leaders

Strategic partnerships with human resources professional can be game-changers. Your human resources professionals can be wonderful strategic partners and collaborate with you to achieve amazing results—but it takes trust and a solid relationship to get there.

Important Leadership Lessons from Steve Jobs

Lead Change Blog

Steve Jobs had a profound impact on the computer, television, music, telecom, and publishing sectors. Successful leaders are always prepared for unforeseen challenges and can fix them. And yet, at the end of the day, they know what truly matters—their people skills and ability to innovate. These are much more critical for leaders than rigid procedures or ideals. Steve Jobs embodied this.

5 Reasons You Should Stop Having One-on-Ones Immediately

Leadership Freak

Learn how to do one-on-ones well or find a career where you can work alone. Strong relationships fuel great results. 5 reasons to stop having one-on-ones: #1. Don’t have one-on-ones if you’re a… Continue reading → Coaching Leading Taking others higher Meetings performance cultures

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Three Ways to Stay on Top of All of Your Communications

Next Level Blog

One of the things I’ve seen a lot of leaders struggling with during this extended period of leading from home is how to stay on top of all the communications they have to do with different stakeholders – their team members, their managers, their peers, other colleagues and external partners.

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CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

Why We Lead

Let's Grow Leaders

As we celebrate 100 episodes of Leadership without Losing Your Soul, it’s a good time to reflect on why we lead. Your leadership extends far beyond your team and the work you do. Every day, you build the world we all will live in.

Lessons Learned at an Auction – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Auctions. And I love pretty much any type of auction. But my favorite is hands-down an antique tractor auction. Yep, they exist.) And while if you like auctions, this video might be even more interesting to you.

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Cows and New Gates – The Power of Unspoken Permission

Leadership Freak

The boss cow has a long line of cows behind her when they head to the barn. The grass wears away and a narrow cow sidewalk hardens under their hooves because they follow… Continue reading → Leading Marks of leaders Personal Growth Success Taking others higher vulnerability leadership role models model behaviors

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All Hands on Deck Leadership

Nathan Magnuson

Who’s the real leader around here? It used to be that the leaders were the people in charge. As long as they did a good job, all was well. When they stumbled, the organization suffered until an adequate replacement could be found. That type of leadership doesn’t work any longer.

How to Build the Ideal HR Team (with Limited Time, Budget and Resources)

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when you have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

How Do I Deal With a Jerk at Work? (With Videos)

Let's Grow Leaders

Strategies For Dealing With the Most Difficult Co-Workers. Today on Asking For a Friend, I interview Peter Economy the Inc. Leadership Guy on how to deal with a jerk at work.

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Why Too Much Passion Is Bad For Your Leadership

Lead from Within

To keep up with the development and growth of the leaders I coach, I do an annual assessment of their leadership with my clients and with the people they lead.

How to Find Fulfillment When Work is Frustrating

Leadership Freak

Leadership is frustrating sometimes. Other times it’s fulfilling. How do leaders find fulfillment? Fulfillment isn’t a job title. I know people who have powerful job titles who aren’t fulfilled. Achievement doesn’t promise fulfillment.… … Continue reading → Leading Purpose meaningful action meaningful contribution

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A Unique Chance to Learn the Latest for New Leaders

Kevin Eikenberry

Over twelve years ago, we created a workshop to codify what new leaders needed to know to succeed in the most challenging career transition -moving from “bud” to “boss.” Ten years ago, Guy Harris and I published From Bud to Boss: Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable 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.

10 Most-Read Blogs on Leadership & Communication in Q1 2021


We’re a few months into 2021, a year that couldn’t come soon enough for many, and we wanted to take a look at what content has resonated most with you – our readers – so far this year. There’s a great variety of posts to help you lead and communicate.

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The Ladder You Must Climb to Grow Your Consulting Firm

David A Fields

Clients hire your consulting firm in part because you know more than they do. You’re an expert. Wise in the ways of management, marketing or the musk beetle (or whatever your area of expertise happens to be). How expert are you, though, and what are you doing to continuously upgrade your knowledge?

Everything You Need to Know About “NOT” Being Yourself

Leadership Freak

Warren Bennis was brilliant when he said, “Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself.” But what if you’re a jerk-hole? Perhaps you shouldn’t always ‘be yourself’. I’ve been told, for example, we… Continue reading → Marks of leaders Personal Growth Taking others higher authentic leader authentic leadership

Sharing and Shifting the Spotlight

Kevin Eikenberry

As a leader, there will be times when achievements are made, goals are reached, and the spotlight will shine in your direction. While the role of the leader is important, too many leaders want to bask in that spotlight … by themselves.

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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.

It’s Past Time to Rethink the Role (and Label) of Manager

Management Excellence

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Do You Want A Thought Leader’s Perspective on Vision?

CEO Insider

Since the publication of my most recent book, Indispensable: Build and Lead A Company Can’t Live Without, last month, I have had the marvelous opportunity to discuss several of the key questions covered in the book with several fellow thought leaders.

What if Self-Love is Conceit – The Purpose of Self-Love

Leadership Freak

Self-love is, according to the song, the greatest love of all. But self-love isn’t an end itself, especially for leaders. The lyric goes on, “I decided long ago, never to walk in anyone’s… Continue reading → Servant-leadership servant hood servant leaders servant leadership Serving

EMERGENCE – What is Now Needed for Leadership Teams to Become High Performance Teams

Strategy Driven

Like those old scary movies…. creature from the black lagoon. Moonlight on the water, ripples small at first. Then you see a head, then neck, shoulders, a trunk emerges, all covered in black yucky goo, smelling putrid and sulfuric.

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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.