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Leaders Who Lust

Leading Blog

I N 2004, Barbara Kellerman wrote that “the idea that some leaders and some followers are bad, and that they might have something in common with good leaders and followers, has not fully penetrated the conversation or the curriculum” on leadership.

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Herd Mentality: What We Can Learn About Leadership From Ancient Americans

RapidStart Leadership

Native Americans exploited the herd mentality of the buffalo when hunting them; as social animals ourselves, what does that mean for us as leaders? The post Herd Mentality: What We Can Learn About Leadership From Ancient Americans appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Win Every Day: Putting Proven Practices To Work For Extraordinary Results

Lead Change Blog

Execution is essential for high-performing organizations, but often the leaders of those organizations have misconceptions about what strong and successful execution looks like.

Ethics is Acting Beyond Self-Interest

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Ethics is fundamentally about acting beyond our own self-interests. Can we be ethical without considering others and acting in ways that benefit them?

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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.

What Do You Need To Unsubscribe From?

Joseph Lalonde

Over the years, I’ve signed up for a lot of newsletters, store promotions, and more via email. I’ve recently come to realize I’ve signed up for way too many emails. Many of them I no longer read or they no longer apply to me. What does this mean for me?

Leading Thoughts for October 29, 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. Carl Schorske on the need to think not just about but to think with history; to employ the materials of the past and the configurations in which we organize and comprehend them to orient ourselves in the living present:: “In most fields of intellectual and artistic culture, twentieth-century Europe and America learned to think without history.

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Resiliency Coaching Increases Revenue and Decreases Employee Burnout

Lead Change Blog

An exhaustive research study by BetterUp, the global leader in mobile-based professional coaching, produced significant findings through its industry-leading research unit. In short, organizations and individuals who grew in resilience mindsets, behaviors and relationships significantly increased more than three times their annual revenue growth rate and reported 52% less burnout among employees.

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The Death of the Conference Call

Kevin Eikenberry

If you are like me, you have been on hundreds of conference calls in the past. They were a brilliant solution to remote communication requiring only a phone, a number to the bridge line, and a passcode.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Honest Thief

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. It’s been a long time since I’ve stepped foot in a movie theater (except seeing The New Mutants at the Getty 4 drive-in). Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, theaters have been shut down in Michigan for close to 7 months.

How to Help Your Team Prepare for the Turbulent Aftermath of the Election

Let's Grow Leaders

Are your managers prepared to deal with the turbulent aftermath of the election?

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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.

The Team is Your Destiny

Lead Change Blog

“Why didn’t you tell me!” ” Karen was angry. I knew right away this wouldn’t be anything like the happy call we’d had a couple of weeks earlier when she told me she was getting the promotion she wanted. Henceforth, she wouldn’t be “Karen the marketing analyst.” ” She would be “Karen the team leader.” ” . Karen is a focused and disciplined woman. So, she didn’t rant for more than a couple of seconds.

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The Scary Thing About Leadership – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Here’s a fact: Kids LOVE Halloween. Because of the rewards, of course. The candy! And while they are thinking about the sweet treats, they are also thinking about being scared. Now when you think about it, preparing to be a leader is eerily similar.

5 Books Leaders Should Read In November 2020

Joseph Lalonde

Every month, I want to share with you a list of 5 book recommendations. They are books that have touched my life, added value, or have helped me to become a better leader. The books can range from fiction to non-fiction to infotainment. I believe all books can help us become better leaders.

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What’s the Problem? Problem-Solving Lessons-Learned from Moneyball

RapidStart Leadership

"What's the problem?" is the question we should ask before we start looking for solutions, as these clips from the movie 'Moneyball' illustrate beautifully. The post What’s the Problem? Problem-Solving Lessons-Learned from Moneyball appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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!

Addressing The Leadership Wake-Up Call Brought Forth By COVID-19

Tanveer Naseer

If ever there was a singular event that brought to the forefront the influence – if not importance – of good governance, there’s little question COVID-19 fits that bill. Indeed, throughout the world, we’re seeing a critical examination of not only how effective governments at all levels are at not. Click to continue reading. Leadership Biz Cafe Recent Posts accountability collaboration COVID-19 crisis management leadership learning trust

Creating Better Communication, Collaboration, and Trust on Your Team Using the DISC Model

Kevin Eikenberry

Would you like your team to have greater collaboration and trust? Would you like easier and more effective communication, across your team – whether you are remote or face-to-face? If you had a proven tool to help in all those areas, would you use it?

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17 Things to Never do when Giving Corrective Feedback

Leadership Freak

The bad things you do might erase the good. Yesterday, at the end of a training session, I asked a group to list things you should never do when giving feedback. Sometimes the… Continue reading → Feedback

Heartbeat Leadership – Interview with Dawn Kirk

Let's Grow Leaders

In this wisdom-packed episode, executive coach and author Dawn Kirk gives you practical tools she developed throughout her career to help your team navigate the challenges of our times while remaining focused on the results the team exists to achieve. Listen to […].

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!

How Your Late Employees Improve Your Competitive Advantage

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Grace Pacie: We’ve all heard the story that lateness costs the country billions in lost productivity - it’s claimed that lateness costs American businesses more than $3 billion dollars a year, but can that figure be trusted?

12 Tips to Communicate Better and Improve Business Results


Whether you need to leverage new technology, engage employees to deliver better for customers, or just keep meeting your business goals, good communication is critical to any success strategy.

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I’ve Never Seen This on a Zoom Call – Have You

Leadership Freak

I was surprised on a recent video conference call. At the end of a technology check, for a recent online presentation, the team clapped. I’ve never seen that before. Have you? They clapped… Continue reading → Gratitude

Creating a High-Trust Company

Steve Farber

Have you ever heard of an employee-owned company? What exactly does this mean? Is it even possible? Well, for a business that runs on love, that is definitely nowhere near impossible. In this episode, Read more. The post Creating a High-Trust Company first appeared on Steve Farber.

Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

Temper ~ Paradox in the COVID Era

Mills Scofield

TY Chuck Annable for the photo. I love paradoxes and oxymorons; they get us to extend our comfort zone. So, I started thinking about the word “temper” – not sure why, just did.

A Toxic Work Culture is forcing your Best Employees to Quit!

Brigette Hyacinth

Whenever a boss acts like a dictator – shutting down, embarrassing, or firing anyone who dares to challenge the status quo – you’ve got a toxic workplace problem.

The 12 Scariest Bosses Anyone Could Have

Leadership Freak

Research shows that managers account for at least 70% of variance in employee engagement scores. The 12 scariest bosses: Ghost boss – only shows up when things go wrong. Wart boss – loves to point… Continue reading → Leading

How to Develop Performance Measures?

Strategy Driven

Have you ever thought of improving the quality and productivity of your organization, achieving set goals, and recognizing hard-working employees? Well, one sure way is by developing the right performance measure. Organizations often measure employee performance to achieve set goals.

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9 Ways to Manage Costs and Prepare for Future Growth

SMB leaders are working day and night to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Successfully managing it requires the CFO and HR leader to make complex decisions quickly, without rushing into an uncoordinated response. Foremost among these decisions will be cost containment. The way organizations manage costs now will determine how well they perform during and after COVID-19. Download our guide and start preparing for the future today.

Weekly Round-Up: 3 Advantages of a Remote Workforce, 3 Steps to Get a 2021 IC Budget, Company Culture Insights, How to Hit Your Innovation Sweet Spot, Avoid Getting Diversity Wrong


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

How to Best Survive A Bad Leader

Lead from Within

If you’re among the many people who find themselves working for a bad leader, take heart. Given a choice, no one would willingly put themselves in that situation. But, as with any circumstance that’s less than ideal, what you get out of it largely depends on what you put into it.

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3 Illusions all Leaders Face and Successful Leaders Defeat

Leadership Freak

“How strange when an illusion dies. It’s as though you’ve lost a child.” Judy Garland #1. Achievement gives the illusion of success. Successful organizations experience daily victories at best. Play always continues tomorrow.… … Continue reading → Humility humility

Lessons for Leaders from Decisions that Changed History

Skip Prichard

It’s Time to Lead. Where is leadership when we need it? What can today’s corporate, non-profit, military, and public-service leaders learn from daring decisions that changed history?

HR Benchmark Report: How to Recruit, Coach & Develop Teams

Do you really want a team of all-stars? Instead of trying to hire all Type A high performers, research shows it’s much more effective to hire a mix of personalities. In this report, Paycor will explain why and how to go about assembling, coaching, and developing effective teams at work.