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LeadershipNow 140: September 2021 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from September 2021 that you don't want to miss: The Person I Drive Craziest in Leadership by @RonEdmondson. 4 Effective and Easy Ways To Relieve Stress At Work by @LaRaeQuy. Got a Problem? Think Like a Designer via @StanfordGSB.

Quiet Is The New Superpower: Voices From The Introvert Revolution

Lead Change Blog

Half of the population identify as introverts; however, many workplaces are stuck in traditional, extrovert-centric cultures that reward people for speaking up publicly, expect them to log face time, and employ hiring and promotion practices rooted in the past.


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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Tomorrow War

Joseph Lalonde

A Reel Leadership Article. Think for a minute: What would you do if during a soccer game a wormhole opened, out stepped soldiers from the future, and they called the current generation to a war that happens in the future? That’s the premise of the Amazon Prime movie The Tomorrow War.

Leaders: Practice Perspective Shifting

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Perspective shifting is a hot topic now for a very good reason. We're in a time when conversation can quickly become divisive, with otherwise friendly people choosing sides and ostracizing former friends and family members.

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Employee Safety During COVID-19: Compliance Toolkit

Stay compliant with Paycor’s COVID-19 Action Plan FAQs and templates toolkit.

Leading Thoughts for September 30, 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.

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Every Day An Idea

Lead Change Blog

When I began coordinating content for the Lead Change Group in 2014, the idea of soliciting, editing and publishing a different piece of leadership material every weekday was a little daunting. I was new to the community. Every contributor was new to me. We were all finding our way.

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5 Leadership Books To Read In October 2021

Joseph Lalonde

As the month of September comes to a close (it’s hard to think it is almost October already!), I like to recommend some of the best leadership books you should consider reading.

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First Look: Leadership Books for October 2021

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in October 2021. Don't miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here. Risk : A User's Guide by Stanley McChrystal and Anna Butrico. In this book, General McChrystal offers a battle-tested system for detecting and responding to risk. Instead of defining risk as a force to predict, McChrystal and coauthor Anna Butrico show that there are in fact ten dimensions of control we can adjust at any given time.

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Put The SERVE Back in Public Service – 5 Ways Government Leaders Can Restore Trust

Lead Change Blog

Is it my imagination or was there once a time when government service was considered a noble and worthy endeavor? Elected representatives, appointed officials, and even hired employees viewed public service as a calling rather than a job, inspired by ideals such as self-sacrifice, civic duty, compassion, patriotism, and social justice. President John F.

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Company Culture – A Leadership Priority In The Post-Pandemic World Of Work

Tanveer Naseer

Even as variants maintain their grip and the global pandemic continues, the global economy shows signs of significant recovery. And yet, many companies can’t seem to find enough employees to make their corporate recovery a success. Some industries, of course, have been hit harder than others.

Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

The federal government is developing a rule requiring employers with more than 100 employees ensure their workers are vaccinated or produce a negative COVID test weekly before entering the workplace. So, what can your organization do to prepare? Get Paycor’s COVID Vaccination Policy Template to help communicate important details to your employees.

7 Reasons Your Feedback is Being Ignored

Let's Grow Leaders

Start with yourself to ensure everyone can receive feedback. It’s a frustration we hear all the time. “My people aren’t coachable. They’re defensive. It’s like they have a wall and just won’t listen.” ” We get it.

Who Are You Dragging Up?

Joseph Lalonde

We know the age-old phrase that you are the sum of the five people you hang around with the most. It’s something the late, great Jim Rohn said often. We share variations of this quote as well. I saw a friend share a meme that talked about breaking news. The news? You need to ditch […].

7 Questions that Change the Way People Think

Leadership Freak

When making decisions the most important thing is to make them. The principles of decision-making include: Go with your highest point of clarity. Important decisions are never perfectly clear.)

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A Word About Resetting—and Community

Lead Change Blog

This blog post is going to be a little different than what you’re used to here at Lead Change. The last year and a half has provided many lessons, and one of those lessons comes in the form of leading change—reevaluating what was, what is, and what the future holds. For us here at Lead Change, it’s taught us that sometimes you just need to pause and open up the opportunity to reset.

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 Through Invisible Dissent with Kellie Beattie

Let's Grow Leaders

Constructive discussions are essential for good decisions and great results. But how do you create an environment that helps to surface disagreement and overcome the challenges of invisible dissent? In this episode, Kelly Beattie shares practical steps you can take to help every team member engage.

4 Tips for Improving Work/Life Balance

Career Advancement

“We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” ” ~ Arianna Huffington.

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The Five Stages of Decline

Leadership Freak

You might feel like Superman, but kryptonite is real. Success goes sideways when leaders feel invincible.

Overcoming the Uncertainties of the Future of Work

Kevin Eikenberry

As you live in this very uncertain present, you can see that the future of your work – where, when, and how you do it – might be changing. If that future looks murky, uncomfortable, or scary, you are not alone. And if you are looking not just for yourself but for your team or […].

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.

My Team Doesn’t Like Me, What Should I Do? (With Video)

Let's Grow Leaders

3 Ways to Build Deeper Influence and Connection. Of course, you know that leadership is not who likes you. But it sucks to go to work every day when you know your team would rather be working for someone else.

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4 Tips for Improving Work/Life Balance

Career Advancement

“We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in.” ” ~ Arianna Huffington.

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Getting Difficult Questions from Your Employees? 3 Tips to Facilitate Dialogue and Understanding


Difficult questions. We all get them. Particularly in this challenging period, there’s no shortage of tough questions on people’s minds, with employees wondering whether and when they’ll go back to the office or about safety protocols and childcare once they’ve returned.

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The Power of Persistence – Remarkable TV

Kevin Eikenberry

Persistence is good and virtuous. But it’s also hard. And telling someone to be persistent seldom goes all that well. We may know it, but don’t want to hear it – or even know what to do with the advice when we hear it. Many years ago when I was at Purdue, I was having […].

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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.

5 Things to Do When Pedaling Faster Doesn’t Work

Leadership Freak

We have a bizarre capacity to pedal faster when something isn’t working. We think if we try harder the problem will magically disappear. Trying harder works for people who aren’t really trying. More… Continue reading → Anger Change Leading Listening Personal Growth Solutions Leadership Development seeking solutions solving problems

The Strategy Behind your Marketing Moves

Strategy Driven

Your business marketing strategy must be built on a very clear plan, and it is this strategy that this article will discuss and elucidate upon. The aim is to provide you with some tips and tricks that will improve your chances of business success.

Is Your Leadership Mindset Outdated? Do You Ensure Good Comes First? - Guest Blogger S. Chris Edmonds


Business leaders across the globe are coming to an unexpected—and undesirable—realization: Their work cultures suck. Of course, we can’t and shouldn’t label all company cultures as toxic. But the odds are good they’re not ideal and are less than inspiring.

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The Future is Now

Kevin Eikenberry

The world has changed a lot in the last 20 months. And all of this change has rightly gotten everyone thinking and talking about the future of work. Where will we work, when we will work, how will we work, and will it all work? There is understandable uncertainty about those questions.

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!

A Cult-Like Culture, Intolerance, and Obsession

Leadership Freak

Robert Kohlhepp spent nearly 50 years working for one Company. He started as the Controller and retired as the Chairman of the Board. When he first joined, Cintas sales were about $1.5 million… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Culture

Ways to Improve Your Customer Communication

Strategy Driven

Struggling with customer communication but unsure about how to improve? Then this article is for you! So, keep reading to learn about the best ways to boost your customer communication skills. Use the right tools.

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LEADING WITHOUT FRONTIERS: How to fearlessly navigate invisible horizons?

CEO Insider

Creativity is the most distinguishable quality for every leader in every domain.

The Easy Way to Determine the Value of Your Consulting Firm’s Projects

David A Fields

When you’re talking with a prospect for your consulting firm, one of your most difficult tasks can be establishing the value of your potential engagement. The simple, Three Sides approach below makes your task easier.

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!