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Confidential Information – What to Say When You Can’t Say Anything

Let's Grow Leaders

Handle confidential information with candor and care to build trust It can feel like a trap. Someone asks you a direct question about confidential information. Maybe it’s a personnel matter. A sensitive business negotiation or a product launch. In all these scenarios, there are sound ethical reasons for the information to remain secure. If you tell the person what you know, you violate confidentiality.

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Mind Shift: It Doesn’t Take a Genius to Think Like One

Leading Blog

T HE REASON for writing Mind Shift is to destroy our internal limitations. Erwin Raphael McManus begins by reflecting on a statement he once heard, “Some people are simply structured for failure.” Based on our thoughts, we are structured or wired to behave within certain frequencies. If we think in toxic ways, we will get toxic outcomes. It takes a mind shift to move from where we are to where we want to be.

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Ethical Leadership Development: High Level View

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton What is Ethical Leadership Development? Ethical leadership development is the ongoing process of guiding leaders to become ethical people and ethical leaders. It is not the same thing as compliance training or following legal requirements, although those are also important. This is the human development that happens over time to bring leaders to the point of being able to handle what the world throws at them using ethical thinking and action.

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5 Simple Ways to Change Your Life

Leadership Freak

Change is hard because we make it hard. Change your life by rejecting things that make change hard. Impatience makes change frustrating. Change your words. Change your life. Change a routine. Change your life. Change your friends. Change your life.

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HR in 2025: Insights & Predictions

What type of worker is most engaged—hybrid, remote, or onsite? What are the drivers of effective leadership? What does the C-suite think HR is most responsible for? And why is a wave of HR resignations more likely in the next 12 months? Get our annual survey report to find out: The #1 challenge of recruiting & hiring Why remote teams are struggling What are the drivers of effective (and ineffective) leadership And lots more!

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Proven Strategies To Resolve Conflict In The Workplace

Let's Grow Leaders

Ralph Kilmann, the co-creator of the Thomas Kilmann conflict mode instrument (TKI), discusses his lifelong work on how to resolve conflict and improve collaboration. Kilmann explains that his interest in conflict stems from his personal experiences growing up in a family affected by conflict and his academic studies on conflict management. He and his colleague developed the TKI assessment to measure the different ways people approach conflict, and it has become a widely used tool in organization

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Leading Thoughts for February 8, 2024

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. Scott Shigeoka on other-directed curiosity: “If we don’t direct our curiosity toward what’s outside of us, we can—become insular and overly self-focused. This can breed narcissistic or egotistical behaviors, decaying our ability to be sensitive and empathetic to the wants and needs of others.

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How Powerful Feedback Really Works

Leadership Freak

Feedback is often code for criticism. Feedback focuses the past. You see what you did. Advice is about the future. You see what you could do. Years ago, I received feedback that I still use today. Everyone who pursues excellence craves feedback.

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How to Inspire Better Team Innovation: Cultivating an Idea Garden

Let's Grow Leaders

Inspire team innovation with an idea garden, saving great ideas for future growth. Hi Karin, “I attended your Courageous Cultures, how to Read Courageous Cultures with your team book club, and we loved it. We are using the book and we’re reading it. The good news is we’re getting SO MANY IDEAS. I continue to respond with regard (with gratitude, information, and an invitation) to the ideas I receive.

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Evolve or Dissolve: Shaping Your Corporate Culture for a Remote Reality

Leading Blog

I N THE PAST DECADE, the corporate world has seen a seismic shift in how it operates. The advent of technology that enables remote work combined with the ever-increasing rate of employee turnover in many industries has led to a transformation in the very fabric of organizational culture. Businesses striving to adapt and thrive amidst these changes must find innovative solutions to the matter of maintaining a robust corporate culture.

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The POINT Feedback Model – When You POINT at Problems, You Have More Effective Conversations

Great Results Team Building

One of the most difficult parts of any team leader’s job is to have positive and effective feedback conversations. If you want to improve your retention or results as a leader, you understand that part of your job is to address behaviors that affect your team performance… “ THE SUREST WAY TO LOSE GREAT EMPLOYEES IS TO CONSISTENTLY TOLERATE BAD ONES” And those important conversation are far more effective when you have a 5-part feedback model to use as a structure for your comments… Whether you

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Excellence Begins in Your Head

Leadership Freak

Excellence is learned. You might be a little smarter or more talented than some, but excellence always begins in your head. The engine of excellence is inside you. Excellence is process driven.

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Five Ways for Leaders to Get Out of Chronic Fight or Flight

Next Level Blog

In a phone conversation with a senior executive last week, he greeted me by exclaiming, “Happy January 39 th !” He’s not the only one that feels like the beginning of 2024 has been overstuffed with things to do and deal with. Pretty much every senior leader I work with has a plate that is overflowing with big issues – return to office initiatives, higher performance goals, huge investments, achieving operational excellence, you name it.

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5 Ways to Become an Effective Change Leader

Lead from Within

The ability to navigate and drive change is an essential trait for business success. Change leadership is not only about adapting to new circumstances but also about inspiring and guiding your team through transitions. Here are five key ways to become an effective change leader: Communicate the Why: Before implementing any change, it’s crucial to communicate the “why” behind it.

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Carice Anderson | How Black Professionals Can Thrive In Today’s Workplaces

Tanveer Naseer

When it comes to diversity in today’s workplaces, understandably much of the focus is on systemic challenges members of various marginalized groups have to deal with. But as my guest in this episode of my Leadership Biz Cafe podcast points out, that doesn’t mean there aren’t measures Black professionals can take at the individual level so they can succeed and thrive in today’s corporate environment.

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5 Ways to Improve DE&I in the Workplace

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical for an organization’s success. And companies that take bold action to help ensure an inclusive workplace will win every time. Discover how your company can create a culture that celebrates DE&I while achieving higher revenue and growth.

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Dear Dan: My Boss Doesn’t Give Me Feedback

Leadership Freak

Dear Dan, I have a new manager that has been with our department for a little over a year now and she never gives direct feedback. She told me that I’m doing an excellent job. I’m looking for more than that. Any suggestions?

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Prioritizing Personal Energy Accountability in Your Organizational Growth Strategy

Anese Cavanaugh

As the leading experts in culture-optimization strategies, the Active Choices, Inc. team is at the forefront of workforce trends and leadership growth frameworks to support and create a resilient and sustainable organizational culture. In 22+ years working with client partners, we’ve found that a common challenge many executives experience — but often don’t realize they are dealing with — is how best to encourage energy accountability with their leadership teams and workforce.

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Don’t Ignore These 6 Signs Your Corporate Culture Might Need a Reset

Lead from Within

In the dynamic realm of leadership, the significance of corporate culture cannot be emphasized enough. A thriving corporate culture is the bedrock of an organization’s success, influencing everything from employee engagement to business outcomes. However, even the most robust cultures can benefit from a periodic reset. Lets explore six unmistakable signs that indicate your corporate culture might be in need of a revitalizing reset.

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Things to Consider When Relocating a Business

Strategy Driven

Relocating a business is a significant step, often signaling growth and new opportunities. It’s a decision that comes with its unique set of challenges and considerations, whether you’re moving across town or across the country. In cities like Chicago, where the business landscape is as dynamic as the bustling streets, moving a business takes careful planning and strategy.

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No Ego: How Leaders Can Cut the Cost of Drama, End Entitlement and Drive Big Results

Speaker: Cy Wakeman, M.S., CSP, President, Reality-Based Leadership

Most HR leadership philosophies are grounded in two completely faulty assumptions — “change is hard” and “engagement drives results.” Those beliefs have inspired expensive attempts to keep change from being disruptive to employees. What these engagement programs actually do is create and reinforce feelings of victim-hood and leave employees unprepared to adapt to real changes that are necessary for the health and profitability of their enterprises.

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3 Insightful Questions You Can Ask Today

Leadership Freak

The wrong question makes you look slow witted. Insightful questions ignite engagement.

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Rebuilding Your Financial Foundation: The Power of Secured Credit Cards

Women on Business

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How to Leverage AI for Smarter Decision Making as a Leader

Lead from Within

In the rapidly evolving world of leadership, staying ahead of the curve is crucial. Embracing innovative tools and technologies is no longer optional; it’s a strategic imperative. Among these, Artificial Intelligence (AI) stands out as a game-changer, empowering leaders to make smarter, data-driven decisions. Here are some ways, AI can keep leaders more informed and effective decision-making.

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Interview Questions for Power BI Reporting Roles

Strategy Driven

Leading the world in data analytics, Microsoft Power BI is transforming how businesses make data-driven choices. The need for qualified experts familiar with this tool’s use is growing as more firms realize its potential. This blog will walk you through some crucial interview questions that might help you get a job in Power BI reporting if that’s your goal.

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How to Design a People-First Benefits Package for Your Unique Team

Benefits are central to any HR strategy. A strong benefits package attracts top talent, boosts engagement, and retains top performers.

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The IEP Eco-System: Creating Sustainable Growth in Your Company Culture

Anese Cavanaugh

In our previous article , we shared insights around focusing on the importance of energy accountability with your leadership teams and workforce. With current trends showing that employee engagement and workplace culture energy will continue to decline in 2024, prioritizing a sustainable growth plan and company-wide approach is essential to the health of your organization, your people, and your well-being globally.

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5 Skills for Success in Real Estate

Women on Business

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Guarantee Your Success by Avoiding These 7 Executive Coaching Mistakes

Lead from Within

In the world of leadership and professional development, executive coaching has become an invaluable tool for achieving personal and organizational success. It’s a tailored process that helps executives refine their skills, overcome challenges, and reach their full potential. However, executive coaching can have its pitfalls if not approached thoughtfully.

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How Developers Can Help You Grow Your Business

Strategy Driven

No matter your business sector, there’s an increasing reliance on technology and digital solutions. They allow you to streamline operations, make more informed decisions, and enhance customer engagement – all of which are required to remain competitive in today’s marketplace. With that in mind, developers have become key players in the modern business world.

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.

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Learn MBA Skills In 12 Weeks

Eric Jacobson

Getting an MBA takes time and money, making it inaccessible to many people who want to take charge in the business world. The 12-Week MBA offers an alternative way to learn business essentials by focusing on the skills and knowledge required to succeed as both a manager and a business leader. “This book is the result of what we have learned teaching leadership and business acumen classes to rising and senior leaders at Fortune 500 companies for twenty years,” share authors Nathan Kracklauer and

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Qualifications and Job Requirements for a Senior-Level Business Analyst

Women on Business

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Lessons from Billy Joel’s “Turn the Lights Back On”

Skip Prichard

Finding Light in Leadership Billy Joel’s music is a constant backdrop to my childhood memories. Visiting family, I can remember how my Aunt Dawn would play “I’m Moving Out!” at full volume, a way of sending a clear but playful message. My mind can conjure up the distinctive sound of shattering glass opening the “Glass Houses” album and put me back in time.

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Crucial Tips for Hiring the Right Contractor for Your Home Renovation

Strategy Driven

Embarking on a home renovation project can be both exhilarating and daunting. While the prospect of transforming your space is exciting, the process involves significant decision-making, particularly when it comes to hiring the right contractor. Selecting a skilled professional is crucial to ensure the success of your renovation. Here are some essential tips to guide you through this important choice.

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The First 90 Days: Onboarding Checklist

While onboarding, don’t let yourself get caught up in administrative details. Automate paperwork & training so new hires can focus on the business at hand from day one. Get Paycor’s checklist to see where your company can make HR process improvements.