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10 Books You Should Read This Summer

Leading Blog

L IKE HIS MOTHER Rose, John Kennedy believed that reading constituted the most important instrument of knowledge. JFK‘s advisor Ted Sorensen said he read widely on history, biography, and politics. But he had little interest in abstract theories.

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July 2021 Leadership Development Carnival

Lead Change Blog

Welcome to the July 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. Julie Winkle Giulioni shared Remote Relationships: How Far Can You Coast ? Julie explains: “ Relationships require attention, intention, and investment. Even more so from afar.


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Integrity In The Workplace

Joseph Lalonde

I was recently called into the office of a coworker. He shut the door and said he needed to talk to me. This concerned me. I began to wonder what was happening. Was he sick? Did he have a beef against me? What was going on?!? My fears were alleviated when he began to share […]. Leadership

Staying Focused in a “Human Attention Power Grab” World

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Whether it's cute cat videos or shocking (and sometimes untrue) headlines, we've all found ourselves "down the rabbit hole" of distraction. We suddenly realize how much time has passed, and that we have abandoned important tasks to take an "infotainment journey.".

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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.

Three Skills Managers Need in a Post-Pandemic World

Leading Blog

C OVID undoubtedly disrupted our worlds, especially the way we work. During the pandemic, not only did the concept of “office” shift dramatically but so did the needs and preferences of workers. Caught in the middle of all this were managers, the face of the organization to their teams.

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Lost in the Jungle: 5 Questions to Ask Before Launching Your Team

RapidStart Leadership

Before launching our teams on any new project, there are five questions we should have answers to so they don't get lost in the jungle. The post Lost in the Jungle: 5 Questions to Ask Before Launching Your Team appeared first on RapidStart Leadership.

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Organizational Learning – The Influencing Dynamics Of Scenario Planning

Tanveer Naseer

“An organization’s ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competition advantage” – Jack Welch.

Leading Thoughts for July 8, 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. Louis L’Amour on pausing to take stock of yourself and ask: Where am I going? What am I becoming? What do I wish to do and become? “Up

Share Your Ideas: Practical Ways to Ensure Your Voice is Heard

Let's Grow Leaders

How to Overcome FOSU (Fear of Speaking Up) and Share Your Ideas. You want to share your ideas to improve the business, but if you’re like many employees we work with sometimes it’s hard to know just how or when to share them.

When the trust is gone, is your business done?

Lead Change Blog

Today, I facilitated a lengthy meeting between three company directors. The purpose of the meeting was, in part, to address the breakdown in trust between the two founding partners. The company has significantly changed in the past three years, and this has impacted relationships. . The meeting was tense at times, and it considered two critical questions – can the business continue, and if so, how? . My perspective .

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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.

007 Find your center before you act • PODCAST [Refresh]

Tony Mayo

Tony Mayo Executive Coach. A free audio you can use to access your center, led by Executive Coach to CEOs Tony Mayo. The post 007 Find your center before you act • PODCAST [Refresh] appeared first on Tony Mayo.

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The Imagination Machine

Leading Blog

I MAGINATION is unique to humans and is key to creativity and innovation. In a time when elementary students today will be working in jobs that haven’t yet been created, imagination is the path forward. Imagination is the ability to picture that which doesn’t exist.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From In The Heights

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Once again, I’m not a huge musical fan but there’s been a few fantastic musical movies that have released recently. The first was Hamilton.

A Practical Guide to Resolving Management Challenges 

Lead Change Blog

Leading organizations and managing people are daunting tasks, especially in this rapidly changing world. Explore how to develop relationships that matter while leading others in a variety of circumstances.

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.

Leading from the Middle with Scott Mautz

Let's Grow Leaders

If you have a boss and are a boss, you’ll be very familiar with the messy middle. Leading from the middle requires a special mindset and specific leadership skills.

How to be the Leader People Love to See

Leadership Freak

Spending time with their manager is the worst part of the day for employees. What makes managers so un-delightful?

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Automating Leadership

Joseph Lalonde

I have absolutely fallen in love with a couple of new electronic gizmos in my home. These electronic gizmos have made life easier by automating much of what we would normally do. We added Philips Hue lights to our living room. These light bulbs are controlled via an app on our phones.

25 Ways to Think Big

Lead Change Blog

To those of us in the booth across the aisle, she was enchanting. A dark-haired girl, maybe five or six years old, full of spirit and inquiry. Throughout most of the meal, she peppered her parents with an unending blast of questions. Why does that lady over there have pink hair?”. Mommy, why is part of my egg yellow?”. Daddy, when can I have my own phone?”. Her ceaseless curiosity impressed my lunch companion and me, both of us former business executives.

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!

How Do I Maintain Productivity as I Return to the Office? (Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

If you’re like so many managers we’re talking with, working from home enabled you to be surprisingly more productive. So, how do you maintain these new levels of productivity when you head back to the office?

What Do You Celebrate? – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

People are celebrating something every day – birthdays, holidays, anniversaries, graduations and more. But have you ever stopped to think about WHY you celebrate? The purpose or reason for the celebration?

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Self-Consciousness: Solving the Hidden Hinderance to Enjoyment and Performance

Leadership Freak

The more energy you expend worrying about yourself, the less energy you have to make a difference in the world. Self-consciousness drains energy, enjoyment, and effectiveness. Self-consciousness is your inner voice telling you… Continue reading → engagement Humility Marks of leaders Personal Growth leadership success meaningful action

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The Secret to Team Building in Atlanta

Great Results Team Building

Every team is unique and made up of individuals from different backgrounds and experiences. These are the strengths of the team. Individual members of the team can benefit from the other members to become a unified group. Is it easy to build a great team?

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!

IE Insights Video: Back to the Office

Michael Lee Stallard

Are you and your team preparing to return to the office after more than a year of remote work? Recently, I had the opportunity to be interviewed by the talented team at IE Insights, IE University’s thought leadership publication for sharing knowledge on a variety of topics.

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Weekly Round-Up: Overcome Vaccine Avoidance, Companies Transforming Work, Transgender CEO Thoughts on Inclusivity, 5 Behaviors of Unethical Leadership, Leadership Insights from 30 Leaders


Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts.

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Noticing: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Leadership Freak

We recently ate at a busy restaurant in Chicago. Staff bustled but didn’t hurry. I asked if we could sit outside for dinner. The hostess spotted a table, hustled over to clean it,… Continue reading → Leading


Motivate Employees with a Leadership Keynote Speaker

Great Results Team Building

While the nature of the workplace has transformed in our struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic, business leaders still expect productivity and high performance. In fact, current economic challenges demand that our entire team communicates and works together at the highest efficiency.

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!

Be Where Your Feet Are: Seven Principles to Keep You Present, Grounded, and Thriving

Kevin Eikenberry

If you are a leader, you are leading by example. The question that matters is: Are you leading in a way that you would want others to follow? Most of us lead by the example that was set for us. Unfortunately, sometimes a less-than-great example leads us to repeat those mistakes.

4 Essential Tips For Successful Email Marketing

Strategy Driven

Email marketing is still one of the most effective ways of reaching new clients as well as convincing current clients to buy from you again. However, for your email marketing efforts to be successful you need to consider the following factors. Personalize.

Free Speech at Work – Should Discussions of Politics be Banned

Leadership Freak

70% of Americans would support companywide policies that limit the discussion of politics in the workplace or with colleagues. Harris Free speech and context: Political speech seems natural when your organization connects deeply… Continue reading → Leading

Two Question Activities to Create Connection and Empathy in Your Remote Team Meetings

Great Results Team Building

The art of leadership used to be easier, right? Remember the old days? People were there with you in person at the office…. People expected the “boss” to TELL them what to do…. . But those easier days of leadership weren’t necessarily BETTER. .

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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.