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The Power of Pressure

Leading Blog

S COTTISH philosopher Thomas Carlyle is said to have written, “No pressure, no diamonds.” And it’s true. We need to rethink how we think of pressure and how we manage it.

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The Creative Mindset

Lead Change Blog

Everything that society has called innovative is the direct result of the personal creativity of individuals. And, it’s no surprise that organizations today want to harness that type of creativity and innovation in their employees. But, it’s time to rethink the way we make innovation happen.


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25 Simple Pleasures For Leaders

Joseph Lalonde

As I started a recent Friday, I began to think about the simple pleasures in life. These are the things that are so easy to overlook that we take them for granted. My typical Friday has looked something like this: An early morning chat with a band of brothers A quick trip to Aldea, a […].

How to Build a Better Network of Peer Relationships

Let's Grow Leaders

Don’t Overlook The Importance of Peers in Your Network of Strategic Advisors. When it comes to building a network of strategic advisors, it’s natural to look to people with more position power, access, and influence as your primary go-to’s.

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7 Ways to Manage a Talent Shortage

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top 7 things you can do to out-maneuver your competition and win the war for talent in the coming months.

Leading Thoughts for September 9, 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.

September 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the September 2021 Leadership Development Carnival! We’re excited to share posts from leadership experts from around the globe on the topics of communication, development, engagement, motivation, productivity, team building, and more. Communication. Marcia Reynolds of Covisioning Transformational Leadership provided What Not To Say When You’re Mad. Marcia shares: “ When you are stressed or irritated, you might sabotage your conversations with one word or phrase.

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Are We Forgetting What The Real Purpose Of Leadership Is?

Tanveer Naseer

It seems like every day there’s a new article tackling the issue of work from home (WFH), either focusing on leaders and their organizations who are embracing this new approach to work, or those who insist the only way forward is for all employees to return back to the office.

Elon Musk: In His Own Words

Leading Blog

E LON MUSK is a polarizing figure. In part, because he thinks differently than most people. At a 2017 World Government Summit, he once told an audience, “Some people think I’m an alien.” His raw ideas may sound irrational, but in time they seem obvious — even to his critics.

When Everything Turns to Crud

Lead Change Blog

It went on for months. My streak of nothing going right, that is. If I touched it—didn’t matter what “it” was—things went wrong. My mood darkened as the list of disappointments grew. Before long, I came to believe I deserved the misfortunes. Hello, downward spiral into a doom and gloom pity party. Mom and I were hanging out one day when a little something went sideways. I lost it. A full-grown adult throwing a full-blown temper tantrum.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. What happens when you combine Chow Yun Fat’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon with the Marvel Cinematic Universe? I believe you get the latest Marvel movie, Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings. Shang-Chi was an exciting Marvel adventure.

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The Top 7 Compliance Risks and How to Avoid Them

In this whitepaper, Paycor examines the top seven compliance risks of 2021 and offers best practices on how to mitigate your risk. Download Paycor's guide today.

Adaptability is an Ethical Issue

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Ego-driven leaders want to be "right" even when the evidence shows otherwise. They see rightness as something fixed that they can control. Of course, it isn't fixed and they can't control it, but they may not want to be confused with the facts.

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The Deeper Value of Problems that Shallow Leaders Neglect

Leadership Freak

A problem-free life would destroy us all. A world without problems has no solutions. In a rush to solve problems, don’t neglect their deeper value and ultimate purpose.


Curiosity is the Real Power That Drives Effective Leadership!

Lead Change Blog

Are you a curious leader? I have long believed in the power of curiosity to drive my effectiveness as a leader. So I will share an experience that demonstrates how I played with ideas, risked failure, remained positive and generated enthusiasm, whilst, at the same time, helping staff discover, reignite and breakthrough their self-limiting barriers through the power of curiosity. What Happened?

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How Do I Balance Empathy and Execution? with Sara Canaday (Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

Balancing Empathy For Employees Needs with Execution and Accountability. How do I balance empathy and execution? On this week’s Asking For a Friend, I talk with Sara Canady, leadership expert and author of Leadership Unchained. 5 Ways to Think About Empathy at Work.

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.

Avoiding Cliques on Your Hybrid Team

Kevin Eikenberry

Put people in groups and cliques will naturally form. While they don’t have to be negative, often they are seen as such, especially by those on the outside looking in.

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What’s the First Thing People Say After Speaking Your Name

Leadership Freak

Reputation is the thing you’re known for, especially when it’s bad. Toads have a reputation for giving warts. But you get warts from people, not toads.

Don’t Let Your Deficiency Overwhelm Your Proficiency

Next Level Blog

When you’re new to a leadership role or new to an organization it can be a challenge to project the right amount of grounded confidence that you belong and can contribute. It can be an even bigger challenge when you’re experiencing both at once – new to the role and new to the organization.

Courage at Work: How to Be More Courageous (and Why it Matters Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

You want to be more courageous , but sometimes the stakes can just feel too high. So, how do you know the difference between courage and stupidy? “Courage is every virtue at its testing point” -C.S.Lewis.

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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!

Terryberry Webinar on Employee Retention: September 21

Michael Lee Stallard

On September 21, I’ll be joining the team at Terryberry for a timely webinar discussion on employee retention. . We’ll be talking about factors that are contributing the current labor shortage and strategies for addressing it in your own organization.

Nearly 80% say Lack of Appreciation is a Major Reason for Leaving

Leadership Freak

One highly motivated leader said, “A simple pat on the back would sure feel good.” 79 percent of employees who quit their jobs claim that a lack of appreciation was a major reason… Continue reading → Appreciation Gratitude Leading Personal Growth express gratitude Recognition

How Your Consulting Firm Can Benefit from My Experiment with Outreach

David A Fields

There are people you’ve not talked with in years, and it’s a shame. They’re good people, you enjoyed your relationship with them, plus, reconnecting could help generate business for your consulting firm.

Leadership Development that Works with Jennifer Mackin

Let's Grow Leaders

Leadership development is one of the most important investments you can make in your organization’s success. Unfortunately, there are many ways to do it poorly. The results are lost time, money, credibility – and worst of all, poorly trained leaders.

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!

Join Me at Virtual LeaderCon

Michael Lee Stallard

I am excited to announce that I am speaking at The Kevin Eikenberry Group’s virtual event, Virtual LeaderCon. This is a free online event that brings together me and 30 of the world’s top leadership experts talking about the most pressing and emerging leadership and learning topics. .

Weekend Update: 8/30/2021 to 9/3/2021

Leadership Freak

This weekend I’m thinking about the relationship between engagement and intervention. A leader who intervenes too frequently lowers the engagement of the team. People are usually glad to let a leader answer their… Continue reading → Weekend Update

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Five Ways to Learn with and From Peers

Kevin Eikenberry

We learn in lots of ways. We learn from our experience and from trial and error. We learn from our parents, our boss, and experts. We also learn from our peers – but maybe not as effectively as we could. There is plenty we can learn from those around us. And if we are more […].

Tips For Staying Productive In The Summer Months

Strategy Driven

When working through the summer months, it is important to make sure that you are working to be as productive as possible.

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!

Want to Make Better Decisions? Speed Them Up!

CEO Insider

We all like to make good decisions. We want our boss to see that we exercise sound judgment. We want to appear to be astute and rational in order to win the confidence of our people. And, naturally, we want to produce the right outcomes.

Leadership Practices from two years of Survival in the Antarctic you can use Today

Leadership Freak

I began listening to Ernest Shackleton’s story of heroic survival and was delighted to find the first chapter boring. It was the perfect sleeping pill. But the story became so exciting that it… Continue reading → compassion Courage Marks of leaders Leadership leadership accomplishments toughness

The Danger of Experience – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Experience might not be something that you usually associate with “danger” But in this Remarkable TV episode, I’m telling a story about my car and its gas tank and how my experience got me into a little trouble with the two.

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Now That People Are Going Back To The Office, How Do You Keep It Clean?

Strategy Driven

Most offices employed cleaning agencies to give everything the once over in the morning before staff arrived at their desks before the pandemic. But now that COVID-19 is an issue, keeping the office pristine is more critical than it ever was in the past.

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.