Sat.Mar 21, 2020 - Fri.Mar 27, 2020

Restoring the Soul of Business

Leading Blog

D ATA without soul is harmful. Science, math, and data do not excuse us from thinking. Instead, they make it imperative that we learn to think more critically and combine it with our humanness to come to more measured conclusions. The story we create with the data makes all the difference.

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What Good Can Come From The Coronavirus?

Joseph Lalonde

You may think this is an odd question. Maybe it’s even out of bounds for most people to ask. But I want to have you take a minute to think about this. Think about the following question: What good can come from the Coronavirus? I know the Coronavirus pandemic is sweeping the world.

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Crisis Leadership – How to Be a Good Leader in a Crisis

Kevin Eikenberry

Today, the crisis is the COVID-19 pandemic. And while this crisis isn’t like anything most people have experienced, it isn’t the first crisis we have faced. Although crisis leadership has always been an important skill, now it feels compulsory – and perhaps you feel unprepared.

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3 Common Mistakes That Prevent Leaders from Building Trust

Lead Change Blog

Building and maintaining trust is an issue that most leaders agree is critically important, but few have a plan to achieve it. A recent survey by YPO showed 96% of chief executives said building and maintaining trust was a high priority for their success, yet just 34% of the respondents said they had defined and specific plans for building trust in their organizations. It reminds me of the old project management adage: people don’t plan to fail; they just fail to plan.

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.

Leading Thoughts for March 26, 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.

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Don’t Make Lemonade: A Better Approach for When Life Gives Us Lemons

RapidStart Leadership

They say we should look for ways to make lemonade when life hands us lemons; I say we can do better. Here’s an interesting example worth following. The post Don’t Make Lemonade: A Better Approach for When Life Gives Us Lemons appeared first on RapidStart Leadership. Personal Development Vision and Goal Setting goal setting lemonade stand Marshall Pickney Wilder Rosewood Country Inn

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How Agile Is Your Business?

Lead Change Blog

Today marks the start of something that would have been unheard of two or so years ago – online BNI (Business Networking International) meetings in the UK. In the face of the growing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, its effect on people, communities, and our economy, and the sheer scale of the pressures created, business, as usual, is no longer an option.

Why You Shouldn’t Go It Alone

Leading Blog

O UR INDIVIDUALISTIC narrative is strong. But it holds us back. Almost anything of importance was accomplished by connecting with others. We can leverage who we are by enlisting others. Eric George, a renowned hand surgeon, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist, shares in We: Ditch the Me Mindset and Change the World that in his field, he frequently sees “a spirit of absolute independence.

Leaders Lessons from an Outward Bound Wilderness Instructor

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Mark Brown: Leaders in the outdoor leadership space are quite familiar with a wilderness ethic and organization called Leave No Trace.

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Doom: Annihilation

Joseph Lalonde

New movies added to Netflix doesn’t come as much of a surprise to me. Netflix is a powerhouse when it comes to producing new movies. However, I was shocked when I came across a recent movie addition that wasn’t a Netflix produced film. I was surprised to see a new Doom movie.

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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.

Preparing Your Business for COVID-19

Lead Change Blog

Due to the current concerns and widespread COVID-19 pandemic, companies are in the midst preparing for business disruptions that can last for at least a few weeks—if not longer. Preparations include creating a disease outbreak response plan, preparing for event cancellations, enforcing a more stringent cleaning process for offices, and cross-training employees in case some get sick or need to take care of family members who are. COVID-19: The Facts and Possibilities.

Working From Home Now? Here are Our Best Tips to Ease the Transition

N2Growth Blog

Are you working from home now? Because of the Coronavirus and new social distancing guidance, many people have been directed whether voluntarily or involuntarily to work remotely until the pandemic subsides.

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The New Rules Of Virtual Meeting Etiquette.

Rich Gee Group

How to Work From Home and Not go Crazy

Leadership Freak

Fatigue from radical change and constant stress hits you after a week or two of working from home. It’s time to set boundaries and establish rhythms. #1. Establish rhythms and routines. Know what… Continue reading → Leading Personal Growth Growth Leadership Development

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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.

Hope Comes From Being Intentional

Kevin Eikenberry

If you look now, even in this time of uncertainty, you can see hope.

The Mood Elevator

Lead Change Blog

We all ride the Mood Elevator up and down every day. How well we do it impacts our relationships, our personal effectiveness, our career, and our experience of life. Most people take that ride for granted—but what if we knew the right buttons to push to move to the top? Larry Senn, father of corporate culture and author of The Mood Elevator , provides an operating manual to keep you out of the emotional basement.

How to Pivot Rather Than Pause Your Business During Tough Times

Joseph Lalonde

It’s fair to say right now that life as a business owner pretty much sucks. There is so much uncertainty out there in the world that you don’t know if you should pause or close your business altogether.

3 Ways to Show Up When You’re Stressed and Uncertain

Leadership Freak

I hope you had a little time to unwind this weekend. I wouldn’t be surprised if you didn’t. The sad news is this week looks as uncertain as last. I know you don’t… Continue reading → compassion Insecurity Growth Leadership Leadership Development

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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.

The Times They Are a Changin’

Kevin Eikenberry

How we view time in a world changed and fixated on the covid-19 pandemic has changed drastically. But the changes haven’ been the same for everyone. Here is part of the email I sent to a group of leaders last week. Sign up to join that list here.) … Time has been on my […].

Safe and Sound

Lead Change Blog

Feeling a little uncertain about events today? All of us are. With the news of a pandemic and the fluctuating stock market, we all desire a safe haven—or at the very least, some consistency. We long to express a deep sigh of relief and hopefully whisper the words “safe and sound.” Did you know “safe and sound” is actually a Naval insurance term? Whenever a ship returned from a journey overseas, if everyone were “safe” it meant there were no injuries or deaths.

Latest COVID Ideas & Resources for Business Owners

Tony Mayo

Tony Mayo Executive Coach. A client recently reminded me of this suddenly very relevant Tweet I sent years ago. All energy and attention used to prevent what we dread reduces the energy and attention available for realizing what we desire.

Angry People are More Like Goofy than Einstein

Leadership Freak

You feel brilliant when you’re angry. And the angrier you get, the dumber the world becomes. Anger lowers your intelligence, not the intelligence of others. Angry people need others to acknowledge their brilliance.… … Continue reading → Anger Stress Growth Leadership Development

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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.

20 Articles to Help Leaders Navigate the COVID 19 Crisis

Great Leadership By Dan

I’ve dug deep into Google search to curate 20 articles from what I believe to be trusted sources for leaders. Some are new and some are older; all seem to be practical and relevant advice for leaders trying to step up during these challenging times.

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Here's What Isn't Cancelled

Leading in Context

I have become aware (and I imagine you may have too) that trying to maintain a sense of normalcy isn't possible right now. I realized today (as I read yet another event cancellation) that I would be better off focusing on all the things that are NOT cancelled. Context Ethical Leader Ethical Thinking cancellations ethical leadership during the pandemic leader leader mindset leadership development

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Lead Remote Meetings that Get Results and Build Relationships

Let's Grow Leaders

Even after social distancing ends, remote meetings are here to stay. In this episode you’ll get several ways to ensure that your remote meetings are the best use of everyone’s time – including how to take advantage of technology to do […].

How No-Nonsense Leaders Succeed with Conversations

Leadership Freak

Agenda-driven conversations feel safe. It’s those spontaneous conversations that kick some leaders in the pants. It might feel easier to avoid interactions, but your team is better served when you engage.

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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.

The New Rules Of Leading Virtual Teams.

Rich Gee Group

Your entire team is working from home — this has never happened before. How do you keep the engine running? How do you keep the productivity up? How do you manage them so they will stay energized and focused? We have two solutions: Read the rest of this article.

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What One Leader’s Example Reveals About Why People Fail At Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

When it comes to improving our leadership skills, there’s an understandable tendency to seek insights on how to succeed at leadership. But what about taking a closer examination at how we lead to better understand the ways that we fail at leadership? It’s something I explore through one leader’s example. Click to continue reading. Leadership Biz Cafe Recent Posts behaviour communication failure leadership organizational values purpose

An Easy Way to Improve Your Relationships With Your Direct Reports

Let's Grow Leaders

Even if you have an open door, and are constantly asking your direct reports how you can improve, chances are your employees are holding back. Particularly if you’re generally a great boss, they figure “Why complain? It could be so much worse.” ” […].

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How to Be Decisive and Collaborative When the House is on Fire

Leadership Freak

Bossy leaders advantage themselves. Decisive leaders advance organizational advantage. Decisive leaders: #1. Enable the inexperienced to act with confidence. Inexperienced people require direction. When experienced team members wait for instruction, there’s bureaucratic entanglement… Continue reading → Leading

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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.