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How to Find Your Edge

Leading Blog

W E’VE HEARD that hard work is the secret to success. But all too often we see that hard work is not enough. What then? We need an edge. Laura Huang explains just how to gain that advantage in her insightful and encouraging book, Edge: Turning Adversity into Advantage.

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The Consultant’s Paradox

Lead Change Blog

Sick of trading time for dollars? If you’re tired of scrambling to find yet another client after a contract ends, it’s time for you to take your consulting, coaching, or facilitating business to the next level and gain some serious traction.

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The Consequences Of Concealment

Joseph Lalonde

Can you think of the last time you sinned or made a mistake? You probably had a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach. You were scared someone would discover what you did or how you treated someone. The feeling caused you to reel back in fear.


Truth and Misinformation: How to Spot False Narratives (Part 3)

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton This is Part 3 in a Leading in Context blog series sharing information on how to spot misinformation and false narratives. In case you missed them, Part 1 explored truth and narrative, and Part 2 examined how data and motives related to the truth.

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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.

Leading Thoughts for March 12, 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. Erich Bühler on the persistence of old mental models: “We generally stick to old mental models until new ways of thinking appear.

Burned Out or Bored Out?

Lead Change Blog

Are you burned out or bored out? There’s a difference! Initially, the feelings might be similar: lack of energy, feeling disconnected at work, upset, frustrated, and possibly angry. The difference: in burnout, you are inundated with too much to do and too little time. You can never get caught up, and so take work home at night and on the weekends. You are anxious, stressed, and can find no way to turn off the volume of tasks coming at you.

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Why Attention Management Is The Key To Successful Productivity

Tanveer Naseer

It’s become a reality of today’s workplace that many of us feel swamped with demands on both our time and attention. But is the problem less a question of how we manage our time and more about how to better manage what we pay attention to? That’s the idea I’ll.

Five Leadership Lessons: Built Not Born

Leading Blog

I F you are considering starting your own business or struggling to get one off the ground, Tom Golisano’s Built Not Born will be very valuable. Entrepreneurship is not easy, but it can be rewarding, provided you keep some basic business principles in mind.

To Follow the Crowd… or Not?

Lead Change Blog

“Do you think civil discourse will ever return?” asked one businessman of another. “No, No, I don’t,” he replied. To hear this businessman—someone whose experience and opinion I respected—be so blunt and matter of fact about his belief about the end of decency was discouraging. I’d expected him to champion a more positive outlook.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Onward

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Had I not seen the previews for the movie Onward, I don’t think Pam and I would have gone to see it. The title was nondescript and didn’t inspire anything in me to see the movie. However, the previews convinced us to see this new movie. And I’m glad I did.

3 Reasons to Invest in a Learning Culture: RECRUIT, RETAIN, ENGAGE

One of the least explored and most effective ways to drive recruiting, retention, and overall employee engagement is to establish a learning culture. If this is an area where you need help (or if you could just use a refresher) let Paycor walk you through actionable tips and insights on how you can develop the learning culture that works best for your business.

How To Lead In The Midst Of Urgent, Rapid Change And Strain

Let's Grow Leaders

Lead through rapid change with calm clarity When he started work that week, “Aaron” didn’t know that he’d be asked to guide his team through a coronavirus response, but within just a few days the situation was urgent. Major clients were making […].

5 Leadership Lessons: Tireless—Key Principles That Drive Success Beyond Business School

Leading Blog

Y OUR NEXT DECISION could dictate the trajectory you take. In Tireless , Kim Lorenz encourages us to look for opportunities both as an entrepreneur and in the company where we work, that will propel us to success. Lorenz co-founded two companies that he eventually sold to Fortune 500’s.

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The Impact of a Great Leader

N2Growth Blog

I am always surprised by the impact that just one person can have on a team or an organization. In particular, the speed which that effect takes place. I have seen examples in multinational enterprises, where the appointment of a new CEO resulted in a change of atmosphere within a few weeks.

6 Ways Leaders Embrace Change

Joseph Lalonde

I’ve shared a lot about change. You know change is going to happen. You know you have to be okay with change happening… But one thing I haven’t shared a lot about is what you can do, as a leader, about change.

The HR Playbook: Reduce Turnover with Employee Benefits

Companies with the right mix of benefits saw a 138% drop in employee turnover. Learn how you can lower your employee attrition rate and retain top talent.

In Times Like These, We All Need To Help.

Rich Gee Group

The world is grappling with an issue of enormous scale and human impact, and our hearts go out to all who have been affected by the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). At Starbucks, we believe it is our role and responsibility. You’ve probably received one of these messages and now it’s serious.

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How to Talk with Anxious People

Leadership Freak

COVID-19 is a global pandemic according to Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the General-Director of the World Health Organization. 3/11/2020) How to talk with anxious people: #1.

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Learning from History: How to Make Decisions

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Robert L. Dilenschneider: We all have to make decisions, and of course we want them to come out right. But how do we go about reaching those decisions, and what can we do to help ensure they turn out well? Simple questions to ask. Incredibly hard questions to answer.

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The Servant Leadership Online Summit

Kevin Eikenberry

Whether you are a fan and believer of servant leadership or have heard the phrase and would like to learn more, I have a tremendous opportunity for you.

How to Build a Competitive Benefits Package

An attractive benefits program can be a highly effective recruiting and retention tool. But to make benefits a competitive advantage, employers must get creative with their benefits strategy or risk losing out on the best talent. Learn how to build a benefits package that your employees will love.

How to Lead a Team That Suddenly Has to Work From Home

Let's Grow Leaders

This week we’ve received so many calls from leaders trying to figure out remote working contingency plans and from managers faced with implementing these new work from home policies. If you’re also trying to make the best of a new work-from-home scene, perhaps […].

6 Reasons Egotistical Leaders are Exhausted

Leadership Freak

Egotistical leadership is exhausting. But there’s a reservoir of energy for leaders who practice humility. Humility is expansive and vibrant. Ego is restrictive and grim. 6 reasons egotistical leaders are exhausted: #1.…

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Take THAT, COVID-19! Tips for Workforce Communication

Engaging Leader

First of all, take a deep breath. While you might be scurrying now to make decisions and get the messages out, helping your team navigate the coronavirus outbreak is not going to be a one-and-done communication event. This is an emerging issue with details that change daily.

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The Power of Trust – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

I could simply tell you that trust is powerful and as a leader, you would likely very quickly agree with that statement. But to make my point even stronger, I am going to give three very specific reasons WHY trust is so powerful.

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11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

Move Beyond Conflict with Optimal Outcomes

Next Level Blog

Do you ever find yourself stuck in the same argument or stand-off with co-workers, family members and others? Most of us have experienced that. The good news is it doesn’t have to be that way.

How to End Meetings Like a Pro

Leadership Freak

Please cancel the meeting if you aren’t prepared. 4 meeting commitments: Respect time. Strengthen connection. Maximize talent. Do stuff. (Do Do things that are best done with others.) 5 questions to ask before the… Continue reading → Meetings and agendas Leadership Development Meetings

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COVID-19: Don’t Panic & Don’t Be Passive ? Prepare Your Business Now

Tony Mayo

Tony Mayo Executive Coach. What you need most right now and for the coming weeks isn’t alcohol wipes or N-95 masks. It is reliable information. The difficulties of obtaining it are examined thoroughly and frightfully here, in a broadcast from WNYC, On the Media | Covering a Pandemic: Epidemic Voyeurs No More My top 3 recommendations. #1: 1: Rely on […]. The post COVID-19: Don’t Panic & Don’t Be Passive ? Prepare Your Business Now appeared first on Tony Mayo.

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Planning Overcomes Panic: How to Prepare for More People Working from Home Due to the Coronavirus

Kevin Eikenberry

Coronavirus. The word strikes fear when we are ill-informed or thinking about preparation. But once we begin thinking through the organizational implications of our coronavirus planning, we will begin to settle down, build and work that plan. Here are some suggestions for leaders on where to start.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.

This Is What CEO’s Really Want From Their Coach

Lead from Within

It might come as a shock, but two thirds of CEOs don’t receive any form of outside counseling on their leadership skills. Yet most of them say they would welcome the support of a leadership coach. However skilled and competent they may be, they still have blind spots.

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15 Reasons Positive Leaders Seem Negative

Leadership Freak

Negative leaders look in the mirror and see someone who cares. There are “good” reasons for negativity. You’re negative because… Some babies come out smiling and some come like Eeyore.

8 Key Lessons Learned on Being Social (Offline and Online)


We have always been social beings. The other” has always been an important part of how we look at our own selves. Apart from the family, we need people to collaborate with, to be friends with, to do exciting work with and to share our highs and lows. Being social is one of our intrinsic needs.

Weekly Round-Up: Keeping Remote Workers Engaged and Productive, Communication Guide in Response to Coronavirus, Strategies and Tools for Staying Productive, Are You Ready?


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

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.